Mark Shea, utterly disgusted with the press, and offended by the rank “truthiness” by which they and the government prefer to run, unleashes the dogs of hell:
One thing you can give our media Chattering Classes: They are utterly consistent. After Major Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire on a roomful of defenseless people in Fort Hood, it was absolutely assured that we would immediately be told that this outrage had nothing to do with his Islamic faith and that it was not an act of terror. Then, as time went on and the bleedin’ obvious became bleedin’ obvious, we would spend all weekend enduring TV pundits scratching the $200 haircuts on their 88-cent heads and pondering the question of whether there might be some remote connection between Islamic belief and a guy who praises Muslim suicide bombers as heroes and martyrs, sits under the teaching of a Radical Islamic imam who praises his act of slaughter as heroic, uses his authority as a psychiatrist to proselytize vulnerable patients with Islamic agitprop, and dresses in traditional Muslim garb and shouts “Allahu akbar!” as he guns down his prey.
You’ll want to read the whole thing.
After you’ve read that, Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air also gives you pithiness with a punch:
“…it reminds us that statism always comes with handcuffs, and those cuffs always get explained by either fairness or patriotism. In this case, Pelosi uses both.”
On Twitter last night someone asked (I don’t recall who), “why is it that we cannot have gay soldiers in our armed forces, but we can have Islamic Jihadists?”
Good question. Another good question is; how is it we’re allowed to take our time, be very deliberative and careful and thoughtful, when it comes to deciding whether to dig in or run in Afghanistan (and that’s a fair position to take, to a point; eventually a decision must be made, and the “present” vote put aside, unless you’re playing an entirely different game) but it is unthinkable that we be allowed to be very deliberative, careful and thoughtful about an extensive, sweeping health care reform that can literally upend the nation?
Yet another good question, and one that gets short-shrift: Why is Congress allowed to exempt itself from the very “urgent” healthcare reform they can’t wait to foist on to us?
Why is it that the press dramatically beat their craven breasts for “not asking enough questions” before Bush (and the US Congress) invaded Iraq, yet they refuse, utterly refuse, to ask any questions of President Obama…about anything?
Okay, they’re not “big” questions. But they’re important questions, and they are not being asked, because so much is being thrown our way, every single day, that people lose sight of the very important questions . . . or they feel overwhelmed and end up shutting down and watching Dancing With the Stars.
Do these three things have anything a sort of connect-the-dots quality, taken all-in-all? The rush to get healthcare “reform” legislated, the unprecedented, unbelievable, thuggish 5-year-retroactive purge of the federal bureaucracy, (and other abuses of power, and the upcoming “climate change” treaty that seems one million times more nefarious than Kyoto ever thought of being?
I dunno. Kind of seems a little like gears are turning and wheels are clicking into place in a manner which may explain why President Obama and the ghastly Mrs. Pelosi seem completely unconcerned about polls, or objections, and decidedly disinterested in what Americans are telling them they want or do not want.
Almost as if they believe that in their version of the “remade” America, future “elections” will be completely irrelevant to them or their political realities…coup, coup , catchoo?
The ending, of course, is the coup d’état. Believing that the rest of us, now disillusioned, are no longer clinging to romantic ideals of honor, or truth or nobility, these always-restless First Children, devoted to deconstruction, believe they are about to take down the presidency, the churches, the “old” government and even the “old” media. They expect to put into place something “brand new.” But believe me when I tell you what they are building is older than dirt. And up from it. Which is why they will need their fortresses. Castro lives in one, too.
They’ve been practicing all of this, by the way, perfecting the Art of the Painless Coup so thoroughly that most ordinary folks do not even realize what has occured.
Or, perhaps more properly, what is about to.
Reason is threatening us with bad photographs if we don’t help them out.