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Do Not Believe These People!

If you see any of the following individuals being quoted by your liberal friends, laugh at them. All of these folks are all in collusion with one another. They will write stories to back one another up, to make their lies seem more factual than they really are. They receive their marching orders from David Axelrod, George Soros, and the other propagandists in the Obama administration and cannot be trusted to tell the truth.

The reason I am posting this list is I saw one liberal website (Boingboing) posting something as truth, as reported from Think Progress, who had quoted Politico. Not a shred of truth in all of it. Now, we have a Politico piece attacking Rick Perry for being stupid. Just to remind readers, I had grades as bad as Perry my first two years of school, yet I qualify for MENSA. Grades do not equal intelligence in any way, shape, or form. Grades mean you attended class and can take tests. I didn't attend class because I would have been classified as having ADHD if such was tested for when I went to school. Perry looks to have a few of those similar traits to myself, and I know GWB does.

Here is the list of journalists to ridicule as being tools (those in bold are quoted most often by the others):

  1. Spencer Ackerman – Wired, FireDogLake, Washington Independent, Talking Points Memo, The American Prospect
  2. Thomas Adcock – New York Law Journal
  3. Ben Adler – Newsweek, POLITICO
  4. Mike Allen – POLITICO
  5. Eric Alterman – The Nation, Media Matters for America
  6. Marc Ambinder – The Atlantic
  7. Greg Anrig – The Century Foundation
  8. Ryan Avent – Economist
  9. Dean Baker – The American Prospect
  10. Nick Baumann – Mother Jones
  11. Josh Bearman – LA Weekly
  12. Steven Benen – The Carpetbagger Report
  13. Ari Berman – The Nation
  14. Jared Bernstein – Economic Policy Institute
  15. Michael Berube – Crooked Timer, Pennsylvania State University
  16. Brian Beutler – The Media Consortium
  17. Lindsay Beyerstein – Freelance journalist
  18. Joel Bleifuss – In These Times
  19. John Blevins – South Texas College of Law
  20. Eric Boehlert - Media Matters
  21. Sam Boyd – The American Prospect
  22. Ben Brandzel – MoveOn.org, John Edwards Campaign
  23. Shannon Brownlee – Author, New America Foundation
  24. Rich Byrne – Playwright
  25. Kevin Carey – Education Sector
  26. Jonathan Chait – The New Republic
  27. Lakshmi Chaudry – In These Times
  28. Isaac Chotiner – The New Republic
  29. Ta-Nehisi Coates – The Atlantic
  30. Michael Cohen – New America Foundation
  31. Jonathan Cohn – The New Republic
  32. Joe Conason – The New York Observer
  33. Lark Corbeil – Public News Service
  34. David Corn – Mother Jones
  35. Daniel Davies – The Guardian
  36. David Dayen – FireDogLake
  37. Brad DeLong – The Economists’ Voice, University of California at Berkeley
  38. Ryan Donmoyer – Bloomberg News
  39. Adam Doster – In These Times
  40. Kevin Drum – Washington Monthly
  41. Matt Duss – Center for American Progress
  42. Gerald Dworkin – UC Davis
  43. Eve Fairbanks – The New Republic
  44. James Fallows – The Atlantic
  45. Henry Farrell – George Washington University
  46. Tim Fernholz – American Prospect
  47. Dan Froomkin – Huffington Post, Washington Post
  48. Jason Furman – Brookings Institution
  49. James Galbraith – University of Texas at Austin
  50. Kathleen Geier – Talking Points Memo
  51. Todd Gitlin – Columbia University
  52. Ilan Goldenberg – National Security Network
  53. Arthur Goldhammer – Harvard University
  54. Dana Goldstein – The Daily Beast
  55. Andrew Golis – Talking Points Memo
  56. Jaana Goodrich – Blogger
  57. Merrill Goozner – Chicago Tribune
  58. David Greenberg – Slate
  59. Robert Greenwald – Brave New Films
  60. Chris Hayes – The Nation
  61. Don Hazen – Alternet
  62. Jeet Heer – Canadian Journolist
  63. Jeff Hauser – Political Action Committee, Dennis Shulman Campaign
  64. Michael Hirsh – Newsweek
  65. James Johnson – University of Rochester
  66. John Judis – The New Republic, The American Prospect
  67. Michael Kazin – Georgetown University
  68. Ed Kilgore – Democratic Strategist
  69. Richard Kim – The Nation
  70. Charlie Kireker – Air America Media
  71. Mark Kleiman – UCLA The Reality Based Community
  72. Ezra Klein – Washington Post, Newsweek, The American Prospect
  73. Joe Klein – TIME
  74. Robert Kuttner – American Prospect, Economic Policy Institute
  75. Paul Krugman – The New York Times, Princeton University
  76. Lisa Lerer – POLITICO
  77. Daniel Levy – Century Foundation
  78. Ralph Luker – Cliopatria
  79. Annie Lowrey – Washington Independent
  80. Robert Mackey – New York Times
  81. Mike Madden – Salon
  82. Maggie Mahar – The Century Foundation
  83. Amanda Marcotte – Pandagon.net
  84. Dylan Matthews – Harvard University
  85. Alec McGillis – Washington Post
  86. Scott McLemee – Inside Higher Ed
  87. Sara Mead – New America Foundation
  88. Ari Melber – The Nation
  89. David Meyer – University of California at Irvine
  90. Seth Michaels – MyDD.com
  91. Luke Mitchell – Harper’s Magazine
  92. Gautham Nagesh – The Hill, Daily Caller
  93. Suzanne Nossel – Human Rights Watch
  94. Michael O’Hare – University of California at Berkeley
  95. Josh Orton – MyDD.com, Air America Media
  96. Rodger Payne – University of Louisville
  97. Rick Perlstein – Author, Campaign for America’s Future
  98. Nico Pitney – Huffington Post
  99. Harold Pollack – University of Chicago
  100. Katha Pollitt – The Nation
  101. Ari Rabin-Havt – Media Matters
  102. Joy-Ann Reid – South Florida Times
  103. David Roberts – Grist
  104. Lamar Robertson – Partnership for Public Service
  105. Sara Robinson – Campaign For America's Future
  106. Alyssa Rosenberg – Washingtonian, The Atlantic, Government Executive
  107. Alex Rossmiller – National Security Network
  108. Michael Roston – Newsbroke
  109. Laura Rozen – POLITICO, Mother Jones
  110. Felix Salmon – Reuters
  111. Greg Sargent – Washington Post
  112. Thomas Schaller – Baltimore Sun
  113. Noam Scheiber – The New Republic
  114. Michael Scherer – TIME
  115. Mark Schmitt – American Prospect, The New America Foundation
  116. Nancy Scola – Personal Democracy Forum
  117. Rinku Sen – ColorLines Magazine
  118. Julie Bergman Sender – Balcony Films
  119. Adam Serwer – American Prospect
  120. Walter Shapiro – PoliticsDaily.com
  121. Kate Sheppard – Mother Jones
  122. Matthew Shugart – UC San Diego
  123. Micah Sifry – Sunlight Foundation, Personal Democracy Forum
  124. Nate Silver – FiveThirtyEight.com
  125. Jesse Singal – The Boston Globe, Washington Monthly
  126. Ann-Marie Slaughter – Princeton University
  127. Ben Smith – POLITICO
  128. Sarah Spitz – KCRW
  129. Adele Stan – The Media Consortium
  130. Paul Starr – The Atlantic
  131. Kate Steadman – Kaiser Health News
  132. Kay Steiger – Center for American Progress
  133. Jonathan Stein – Mother Jones
  134. Sam Stein – Huffington Post
  135. Matt Steinglass – Deutsche Presse-Agentur
  136. James Surowiecki – The New Yorker
  137. Jesse Taylor – Pandagon.net
  138. Steven Teles – Yale University
  139. Mark Thoma – The Economists' View
  140. Michael Tomasky – The Guardian
  141. Jeffrey Toobin – CNN, The New Yorker
  142. Rebecca Traister – Salon
  143. Karen Tumulty – Washington Post, TIME
  144. Tracy Van Slyke – The Media Consortium
  145. Paul Waldman – Author, American Prospect
  146. Dave Weigel – Washington Post, MSNBC, The Washington Independent
  147. Moira Whelan – National Security Network
  148. Scott Winship – Pew Economic Mobility Project
  149. J. Harry Wray – DePaul University
  150. D. Brad Wright – University of NC at Chapel Hill
  151. Kai Wright – The Root
  152. Holly Yeager – Columbia Journalism Review
  153. Rich Yeselson – Change to Win
  154. Matthew Yglesias – Center for American Progress, The Atlantic Monthly
  155. Jonathan Zasloff – UCLA
  156. Julian Zelizer – Princeton University
  157. Avi Zenilman – POLITICO

People Finally Coming Around

For the longest time, I’ve been saying that the words ‘liberal’ and ‘progressive’ have been co-opted by the Left in order to make themselves more appealing to those of us ignorant of the true meaning of the words.

Today, on Big Government’s website, an article was posted by Kerry J Byrne that agrees with me on at least one of those words:

Members of the Tea Party movement? They’re nothing more than average, ordinary American men and women, from all walks of life (as we learned in a Gallup Poll this week), standing up for limited government. There could be no more American, no more classically liberal point of view: “the government answers to us, we do not answer to the government.” But the Tea Party movement is, like Thomas or Palin, savaged by the intolerant left: “redneck tea-bagging racists” was the juvenile taunt of one prominent leftist advocate. Real “liberals” would support the Tea Party movement. Leftists oppose it.

http://biggovernment.com/kbyrne/2010/04/08/time-to-remove-liberal-from-the-leftist-lexicon/

I hate to toot my own horn, but now since people are coming around to pointing out the Left’s hypocrisy of using ‘liberal’, now we just need to get more people to point out the real Progressive Party in America was the Bull Moose Party of Teddy Roosevelt (a Republican fighting the establishment Republicans). Unfortunately, it is also an example of why a third party at this time is idiocy, as Roosevelt’s Progressives caused the election of Woodrow Wilson, the first fully Leftist president in our country’s history.


 

Liberal vs Libertarian

You know, I think there is a lot of confusion out there on terms and terminology.

I think a lot of ‘liberal’ bloggers out there really are ‘libertarians’, but have been taught incorrectly as to what they really are.

The problem is with the word ‘liberal’. That term no longer has the classical definition. For that, I actually blame the neo-conservatives. This confusion has people not understanding what they really believe in.

‘Conservative’ is also now defined differently than it used to be as well, again adding to the confusion.

I’ll give a couple of examples of this:

1) A ‘liberal’ is for more government control, whereas a ‘conservative’ is for less government control, especially in the way of economics. Now, this is almost exactly the opposite of what the textbook definitions say. A textbook ‘liberal’ wants liberty, and as much freedom to do what they want. Meanwhile, a ‘conservative’ wants status quo, at minimum, and to hold back the reigns of liberty to impose order.

Under textbook definition, I’m a liberal. Yet, I’m labeled a ‘right wing’ or ‘conservative’, thus I fall into using those terms myself.

2) Many who call themselves ‘anarchists’ on the left support government-enforced equality, and thus are called ‘liberal’. Again, anarchy is freedom to do what you want, without any government control. Wouldn’t you think that would then be closer to ‘capitalism’, which is by textbook the freedom of companies and individuals to work within the economy how they want? Should they not, then, be the biggest BACKERS of Wal-Mart and Microsoft, instead of the biggest detractors?

It also confuses the fact when the two parties at the beginning of the United States were the Whigs (conservatives by textbook) and the Democratic-Republicans (liberals by textbook). By World War I, the Whigs were gone and replaced by the Republicans, and the Democrats had merged with the ‘Populists’, thus their philosophies switched on economic but not social issues. This has muddied the waters so bad, it has confused just about everyone.

Now, to muddy it even further: the National SOCIALIST German Workers Party is labeled at the ‘far right’ by those today calling themselves ‘liberal’. But, they were socialists…it’s right in their name. Plus, they were formed by a labor union. This is textbook ‘conservative’, but it is not modern ‘conservative’…it’s modern ‘liberal’!

Thus, I think all the tags out there need to be revised. Stop with the Orwellian double talk, and get things straightened back to their original, textbook, terms and I think a lot of people will reconsider just exactly what they really are.

That might just be the way to get this country, and the world, straightened around.

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