An Odd Citizen’s Search For Vanishing Freedoms

The following video by Pat Caddell, a former Democrat pollster is the most powerful indictment of the mainstream press that I’ve heard lately. It is depressing. It is a serious disease. Thank goodness we still have independent alternative sources of information via radio talk shows and the internet. Without these we’d […]

This week’s foaming-at-the-mouth violent reaction to Rep.Tod Akin’s comment about “Legitimate Rape” is evidence of social insanity. Both democrats and republicans reacted like rabid dogs in attack mode. Now, one can argue about the wisdom of calling some cases of rape “legitimate” and some not. But to bust a gut over […]

Today’s news reports that a French court has found a (strange) fashion designer, formerly employed by Dior fashion house, guilty of speech that insulted Jews and others. However vile the speech, however vile the speaker, making speech a crime is even more vile. And this type of censorship/criminalization of speech has infected what […]

Should the President of the U.S. to be spending public funds to campaign for his own re-election? Should the White House support a propaganda department? Well, it does, and today it expanded its staffing. According to and article in the Huffington Post (via FishBowlNY reporting a memo from the WH “This […]

The headline proclaimed “Easter Bunny, events renamed ’spring’ to avoid offending anyone”. Now I’m as much a pagan as anyone but I don’t remember ever being “offended” by Easter celebrations. So I wonder who is offended? It certainly isn’t Christians. The holiday is pagan in origin, so why should we […]

What?

See: I do not want civil discourse
Well said. Enough said.

RECOMMENDED: The Scary World of Jared Loughner; Dems Target Political Speech By Chris Stirewalt This is a well reasoned discussion of the political “do-something” climate already swirling around this weekend’s murder rampage by Jared Loughner.

The attempt to censor and re-write Mark Twain’s classics Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn so as to eliminate the word “Nigger” from Twain’s “Nigger Jim” and the word “Injun” from “Injun Joe” is a literary and cultural travesty. To somehow deny that this language was common usage at the time of Tom and Huck’s […]

Mushify: [verb] The progressive/liberal formula for solving every problem and spreading happiness throughout the world. Whenever a liberal encounters someone, anyone who is unhappy for any reason, the answer is to mushify. The essence of musification is to redefine things so they no longer vex the unhappy complainer. Simple!
Mushification appeals to those with […]

There is a group, led by a guy named Fred Phelps and his wife, calling themselves a church. This group rotinely assaults the funerals of fallen soldiers, claiming that their deaths are due to sinful behavior and homosexuality. These demonstrations are unbelievably ugly and offensive. The Supreme Court is considering whether their […]

Geert Wilders, a politician who heads the third-largest political party in Holland is being tried for “hate speech.” What we’re really talking about here is censorship, plain and simple. Mr. Wilders speaks out against immigration to Holland, particularly by Muslims. In too many formerly free, supposedly democratic countries, such as Holland, France […]

The big bold headline on Drudge Report today reads BIG SIS BLOCKS WEBSITES WITH ‘CONTROVERSIAL OPINIONS’. Now that’s an article that a free speech attack dog can’t resist reading.
The short article describes an internal TSA email sent out to employees describing a net-nanny system to block access to “five categories of websites that have […]

Thanks to Coyote Blog’s Creating the American Provda for bringing this most chilling document to my attention. Here’s the FTC’s “Staff Discussion Draft” .PDF POTENTIAL POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS TO SUPPORT THE REINVENTION OF JOURNALISM
A new Federal Trade Commission document describes ways for government to tax, support and control journalism and consumers thereof. It is […]

The start of every State of the Union speech begins with the grave announcement that the “supreme one” has arrived. “Madam Speaker: The President of the United States of America,” he gravely intones. And then the clapping can begin.
What he should say is: “Madam Speaker: The Chief Bureaucrat of the United States Government.” […]

Today we have news that Google is threatening to end its internet operations in China. The reason given is that the company has experienced a high level of cyber-attacks against its headquarters operations, such attacks originating in China. Google says that some of these attacks succeeded in stealing valuable information from the company’s […]

OK, Harry Reid reportedly said something very shocking. He told the truth!
a. Barack Obama is light skinned. (TRUE)
b. Barack Obama doesn’t use the Negro vernacular in his speech unless he wants to. (TRUE)
c. Based on “a” and “b” above, his electoral chances were enhanced — Harry’s opinion. (also TRUE in my opinion.)
Democrats […]

Big Brother comes to New Zealand in government requirements for all providers of communications, telephone, internet, web surfing, etc. to install taps that will be accessible to the government.

The measures are the largest expansion of police and SIS surveillance capabilities for decades, and mean that all mobile calls and texts, email, internet surfing and online […]

Ireland has passed a blasphemy law. The majority Green party of Ireland, under Fianna Fail, confirms the saw that greens are stop lights, too yellow to admit they’re reds. Blasphemy? Holy shit! The Dark Ages commeth.

The new law imposes a penalty of up to 25,000 Euros for publishing or uttering anything that […]

From British newspaper, the Telegraph, we have this:
Fort Hood shooting: Texas army killer linked to September 11 terrorists
I doubt this article would appear in a PC U.S. newspaper. It implies that a Muslim was preaching terrorism at his mosque (how odd, how un-PC), and that the mass murderer, Nidal Malik Hasan, may have been […]

If you haven’t seen this in BigGovernment.com you should take the time to do so. It is the best illustration available of the “cult of personality” that characterizes President Barack Obama’s support.
ELEMENTARY EPIDEMIC: 11 Uncovered Videos Show School Children Performing Praises to Obama
There is nothing wrong with teaching children the fundamentals of patriotism. […]

From news reports a couple of days ago, trumpeting the fact that 8 U.S. soldiers had been killed in a fierce battle at Camp Keating, one might have concluded that this was some kind of a defeat. But thanks to ABC News, which apparently had a reporter (Karen Russo) on the ground at the […]

AP reports: FTC: Bloggers must disclose payments for reviews saying that
The Federal Trade Commission will require bloggers to clearly disclose any freebies or payments they get from companies for reviewing their products.
It is the first time since 1980 that the commission has revised its guidelines on endorsements and testimonials, and the first time the rules […]

Thanks to Glen Thrush via Drudge we can see the House of Representatives rules about insulting the Sun God president. (Really!)

Especially useful: The section on how to properly insult the executive branch in the in the chamber.
“Disgrace” and “nitwits” — okay.
“Liar” or “sexual misconduct” — ixnay.
Under section 370 of the House Rules and Manual […]

Exclusive:
African student engineer invents device to solve the Sun God’s appetite for fish. After seeing the appeal for “fishy” info to be sent to flag@Whitehouse.Gov this clever guy came up with a device that will automatically attract the fish. And like Obama’s internet fish trap, this one is also electrical. Click […]

This is getting really ugly. Our Dear Leader, The Sun God, now wants citizens to report the misdeads of citizens who oppose socialized medicine directly to the white house. See: Report Your Neighbors OK, like Castro and Chavez the Sun God is organizing neighborhood watch committees to spy on opponents and […]

In case you haven’t seen the blog at TheFire.Org Here’s an
interview with Dave Barry concerning censorship on college campuses.

Visit the web site. It speaks eloquently for itself.
Is this the prototype for impending censorship in the Obama vision of change?

In the previous post I discussed Coyote Blog’s observation about the liberal pattern of diverting the conversation. Now, here’s a
perfect example of diversion from a blog discussing Glen Beck’s rhetoric about President Obama’s attitude toward white people.
The author, Scott Gibbs, complains:
On Tuesday morning’s edition of Fox & Friends guest Beck makes the declaration that […]

A very interesting and on-point article appeared a few days ago in Coyote Blog: “Things I Have Learned as a Libertarian. In his posting, “coyote” observes a pattern of argument that characterizes discussions between liberals and others, an opening observation (”socialized health care is costly”), the liberal response parrying with an attack not responding […]

Watching the Democrats at their nominating convention this week I was struck by an observation of change – the convention’s apparent theme. The “change” was that, unlike the previous few Dem conventions this one was not such a freak show. Most of the people there could have been my neighbors – unlike prior […]

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