Monthly Archives: January 2011

I Wonder How Long Until Duptnik Tries to Blame Palin For This?

Some how, some way the Left and their favorite Sheriff is going to try and blame Palin for this:

Pima County Sheriff’s Department copter crashes near Tucson

TUCSON — Four people have been injured in the crash Monday of a Pima County Sheriff’s Department helicopter on a mountain northwest of Tucson.

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/arizona/tucson/article_19598de8-2d76-11e0-afbf-001cc4c002e0.html

/Sarc on

I know it was the cross-hairs map, it caused some mentally unstable person that has never seen it to shoot down the copter. I know, I know not one shred of facts are in yet, but the heated rhetoric in Arizona and the country caused this.

/Sarc off

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Waving The Bloody Shirt

It’s amazing, a week after the shooting in Tuscon and the NYT is still trotting out the meme that hate speech is something that comes from the right. You can clearly see this from this column here:

I have written about violent rhetoric before, and I’m convinced that it’s poisonous to our politics, that the preponderance of it comes from the right, and that it has the potential to manifest in massacres like the one in Tucson.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/15/opinion/15blow.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&partner=rss&emc=rss&adxnnlx=1295146922-KOPY8EQs0G9UCOZT0+hStQ

Which just goes to show that like most other liberals out there, they have an utter lack of knowledge of history and are too lazy to use Google to find this out. You see, historically, the political speech was much more vitriolic and hateful in our country’s past then today and it actually did inspire violence. Matter of fact what we saw happen with the Tuscon shooting is something named for Civil War era politics: Waving the Bloody Shirt.

In the history of the United States, “waving the bloody shirt” refers to the practice of politicians referencing the blood of martyrs or heroes to criticize opponents. In American history, the phrase gained popularity with a factitious incident in which Benjamin Franklin Butler of Massachusetts, when making a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, allegedly held up a shirt stained with the blood of a carpetbagger whipped by the Ku Klux Klan.[1] (While Butler did give a speech condemning the Klan, he never waved anyone’s bloody shirt.[2])

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Do You Remember The First Book You Ever Bought?

I still remember the First Book I ever bought, it was King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry. I bought that book way back in the 6th grade in 1977/8 and the reason I remember it is because I still got it. I stumbled over the thing while going through the clutter in the attic while getting the Christmas decorations out. I opened this one box and went through it and there it was and even after 30+ years the book is in good shape. So after finding it I sat down and started reading it, probably for the first time since I left middle school, and did it bring back memories. I remember how the schools back then would hand out these forms that had little stamps of the different books, and what you would do was tear the stamps off and affix the to the form, fill the form out and then place it with a check from your parents into the envelope provided. You would then take the envelope back to school with you and give it to your teacher. From there you would wait for something like 4 to 8 weeks to get the books you ordered. I wonder do schools even do that anymore, try to get students to buy books and read? Read more of this post