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“The big lecture buyers in the US are paralyzed with fear about booking her, basically because they think she is a blithering idiot.”
I’ve always generally found Whoopi Goldberg to be a shrill, nails-on-a-chalkboard breed of self-important asshole. It appears I was right, in a really big way:
The View’s Whoopi Goldberg yesterday offered the most outrageous and despicable defense of child rapist and Hollywood director Roman Polanski yet. Goldberg said “I know it wasn’t rape-rape. I think it was something else, but I don’t believe it was rape-rape.”
That’s right. Goldberg tried to claim that Polanksi drugging and having sex with a thirteen year old girl, who repeatedly uttered ‘no’ to the predator, does not qualify as ‘actual’ rape.
He raped a 13-year-old girl, for fuck’s sake.
What is wrong with you people!?
I realize that neocons and fringe rightists must always ponder military solutions, but John L. Perry seems to have strayed a wee bit past the pale with his latest column:
There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America’s military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the “Obama problem.” Don’t dismiss it as unrealistic.No, I think credit goes to the execrable mindset of people like John L. Perry.
America isn’t the Third World. If a military coup does occur here it will be civilized. That it has never happened doesn’t mean it wont. Describing what may be afoot is not to advocate it. So, view the following through military eyes:
[..] Anyone who imagines that those thoughts are not weighing heavily on the intellect and conscience of America’s military leadership is lost in a fool’s fog.
- Officers swear to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Unlike enlisted personnel, they do not swear to “obey the orders of the president of the United States.”
- Top military officers can see the Constitution they are sworn to defend being trampled as American institutions and enterprises are nationalized.
- They can see that Americans are increasingly alarmed that this nation, under President Barack Obama, may not even be recognizable as America by the 2012 election, in which he will surely seek continuation in office.
- They can see that the economy — ravaged by deficits, taxes, unemployment, and impending inflation — is financially reliant on foreign lender governments.
- They can see this president waging undeclared war on the intelligence community, without whose rigorous and independent functions the armed services are rendered blind in an ever-more hostile world overseas and at home.
- They can see the dismantling of defenses against missiles targeted at this nation by avowed enemies, even as America’s troop strength is allowed to sag.
- They can see the horror of major warfare erupting simultaneously in two, and possibly three, far-flung theaters before America can react in time.
- They can see the nation’s safety and their own military establishments and honor placed in jeopardy as never before.
- So, if you are one of those observant military professionals, what do you do?
Will the day come when patriotic general and flag officers sit down with the president, or with those who control him, and work out the national equivalent of a “family intervention,” with some form of limited, shared responsibility?
Imagine a bloodless coup to restore and defend the Constitution through an interim administration that would do the serious business of governing and defending the nation. Skilled, military-trained, nation-builders would replace accountability-challenged, radical-left commissars. Having bonded with his twin teleprompters, the president would be detailed for ceremonial speech-making.
Military intervention is what Obama’s exponentially accelerating agenda for “fundamental change” toward a Marxist state is inviting upon America. A coup is not an ideal option, but Obama’s radical ideal is not acceptable or reversible.
Unthinkable? Then think up an alternative, non-violent solution to the Obama problem. Just don’t shrug and say, “We can always worry about that later.”
In the 2008 election, that was the wistful, self-indulgent, indifferent reliance on abnegation of personal responsibility that has sunk the nation into this morass.
Update: Newsmax removed this column; TPM has the full text.
Call me naive but it still amazes me how easily and shamelessly politicians are able to peddle notions that are the exact opposite of what is true:
“She has a gift for prose. Hopefully that comes across,” Rick Santorum, on Sarah Palin’s new book Going Rogue: An American Life.Yeah, just like how Wilt Chamberlain was a paragon of chastity and Nancy Grace has a gift for temperance and sober reflection.
If you ever wanted to know what’s wrong with modern-day conservatives, just take a look at who a group of influential rightwing bloggers picked as the most respected public figures in the conservative movement today:
Just a tiny flavor of how our country’s antics look to the rest of the world:
“Barack, explain to me this health care debate. We don’t understand it. You’re trying to make sure everybody has health care and they’re putting a Hitler mustache on you — I don’t — that doesn’t make sense to me. Explain that to me.”
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