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August 19, 2005


I don’t know exactly where we deviated to begin with, but I remember that when I was a kid there was a lot more American unity – by that, I mean that while our political parties were forever in combat for the most votes, they stood by their government 100% in times of war and other crises. It didn’t matter what the French thought, the media reported all the facts, the folks on the Hill(on both sides of the aisle) made profound, well thought out, patriotic statements that would read well in the history books.

Family values were reflected in places like The Donna Reed Show, sitcoms in general weren’t about sexual relations or politics, films and TV shows could get across intimate themes without the need for graphic depiction and do it quite well(today, our screenwriters apparently suffer from a paucity of imagination in that regard, they can’t show that a man and a woman have slept together without featuring them doing the deed), entertainment was entertainment for its own sake, not for the purpose of pressing an agenda and there was no need for “parental controls.”

Now, we’ve got a left-leaning media that reports selectively, either eliminating relevant information from their product or completely ignoring important facts in order to bias their “news” to meet their political agendas. We are the defenders in the most intense war in our history, yet because they hate our President, the Democrats do all they can to undermine our defense. Can anybody say, “treason?” Democrat politicians, including senators and representatives, make public statements that are as idiotic(they definitely aren’t “profound, well thought out, patriotic statements that will read well in the history books”) as they are anti-American.

We have miscreants like the 9th Circus – ooops, sorry, I mean 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the ACLU and various other left wing entities that continue to undermine the very institutions that have made the United States of America the wealthiest, strongest and freest country on earth.

How far do these people intend to go? Men screwing little boys in the street while fetuses are butchered live on cable TV? Religion(except Islam) outlawed altogether? Sterile, PC, false, revised American History taught in schools? The above-50% taxes they pay in the Euro-countries? Socialized medicine that kills citizens who need immediate treatment? Running a business being synonymous with paying out most of the profits in gratuitous lawsuits? Taxes geared towards penalizing people and companies for their success?

How can anyone belong to today’s Democratic party and consider themselves patriotic? The DNC has moved so far away from the spectrum of American values that they may as well be living in a Socialist country.

So why don’t they?

Why endeavor to destroy the greatest nation in the history of this planet, to convert it to Socialism? Don’t they understand that the freedom they abuse to attack our way of life is the same freedom that allows them to do so?

Unlike those on the left side of the aisle, I am truly proud to be an American.

Posted by Seth at August 19, 2005 09:20 AM


Oh - no - they understand freedom. To the New Left it means: We are free to lie, lie, lie, lie and lie and then our friends at the papers and in cable can continue to lie lie lie for us. In moments like these I try to remember the Anne Coulter Mantra and go into my happy place: "It's no excuse that the Democrats are lying. They do that all the time. Republicans have got to learn to let it go."

Posted by: Policy Hawk at August 19, 2005 11:56 AM

And the lies told by the MSM and liberal politicians become the "truth" once they reach the Democrat-in-the-street.I have to shake my head when some liberal accusatorily cites one of their sloganesque lies that has been exposed as such for some time because their media hasn't retracted it.

Posted by: Seth at August 19, 2005 05:40 PM

It is amazing how intolerant & loony the left has become. They hate America & love dictators. As you mention, once, while people disagreed politically, they did share a love of country & a common social code. The left has lost all sence of reality & proportion.Did you see the Daily Kos, call Iraq better off under Saddam?

Posted by: NYgirl at August 19, 2005 11:23 PM

Didn't see that one, those moonbats over there are still flogging the "timed withdrawal" theory, where we let the enemy know when we'll be leaving so they can hang back and wait, then attack full bore.

Posted by: Seth at August 20, 2005 02:44 AM

I hate america. I love dictators. I kick babies. I'm a liberal.Geez, you people got me nailed but good...

Posted by: Dan Trabue at August 22, 2005 02:50 AM

C'mon, Dan, you're being facetious: You're a pacifist, so I know you don't kick babies. :)

Posted by: Seth at August 22, 2005 03:29 AM

Thanks for the humorous acknowledgement, Seth.As to y'all's concern about the "MSM," you realize, don't you, that the media is owned by folk like Disney, GE, Rupert Murdoch and even Sumner Redstone (CBS) who calls himself a "liberal Democrat," but who supported Bush last time around? And why did he do that?The chairman of the entertainment giant Viacom said the reason was simple: Republican values are what U.S. companies need.The MSM is profit-driven, and to achieve this profit, they need to maximize the number in their audience to satisfy their advertisers. Sensational stories draw viewers. The higher the shock value, the bigger the draw. The moral, spiritual, or historical impact an event has on the world holds little meaning to the “gods of information” in the mainstream media. At best, the MSM is apolitical (and sure, you can cite some instances of the more liberal - although not progressive - media "stars" pushing a slight liberal slant), but generally speaking, they want to support the status quo that the Republicans best represent. Keep in mind that for every instance you cite of a liberal slant, I can cite a conservative instance.

Posted by: Dan Trabue at August 22, 2005 01:18 PM

Dan,You cite one MSM denizen who says he voted for Bush. I'm sure there's one hammerhead out there that won't bite you as you swim past, bleeding profusely. One example in thousands does not homogeneous make.Look, I see this all the time. I sorta had this argument with someone in the comments section at another blog. When I read a news item at Fox, for example, I observe that it contains information that is good or bad to both sides. Same with theWashington Times, who are mighty quick to criticize Bush if they feel they need to.When I go to the MSM, say the NYT, WP or LAT, since by then I've usually read the story in a couple of other places and am reading one of the lib rags just to see how they spin it.They make a point of not only giving the anti- Bush side, but embellishing it wherever possible.Most recent: Their coverage of that wretched creature in the ditch. They followed her every move with the attention usually reserved for visiting heads of state. They didn't bother mentioning that Bush had already met with her and she'd come away from the meeting saying he really cared about her son's loss, he was sincere, etc. They didn't talk about the parents of other war casualties who had travelled all the way to the ditch to uproot crosses she and her cohorts had planted with their children's names on them, people who expressed disdain that she would dare desecrate their loved ones' memories by including them in her pitiful little melodrama. They didn't report the counter rally by parents of other casualties.Repeat after me: "Because they want to create the illusion that all those parents are behind Ditch Lady all the way!" Just like they seemingly try to convey, falsely, that GWB is the only person in the entire world who wants our troops in Iraq.You want a couple of great examples?Go to NY Girl's blog, Fri 19 Aug, the post is still there, it is titled, "Planet Today Show Gets A Reality Check" Read the post, then watch the short video linked to at the bottom.Go to http://michaelyon.blogspot.comYon is an embedded{and I mean so embedded that you'd need a heavy duty screwdriver to pry him out} journalist with a combat unit in Iraq that sees heavy action almost constantly. See what he writes, up close and personal.No, Dan, the conservative media is nothing like the MSM. Oh, and the "profit driven" angle: sure they are, but the NYT and their fellow travellers apparently believe that there are more liberals in the country, so that's the side upon which they butter their bread, even as they watch the voters hire more and more Republicans and less Democrats on every level, as each election comes and goes.

Posted by: Seth at August 22, 2005 05:07 PM