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Would Edmund Burke Leap to the Conclusion of "Southern Populist Terrorism"?

2009 November 26

Oh Edmund Burke, what would you say about all this?

What was originally packaged as a horrendous right wing hate crime, was discovered on Tuesday, November 24, to be a politically-charged suicide. A little background: on September 12, the body of census worker Bill Sparkman was found in a graveyard in southern Kentucky, bound in rope, naked and accompanied by a sign with the simple word “fed” written on it. Many leftist writers and news personalities took the bait, and believed that some crazed right-wing backwoods folk killed a federal worker.

On Tuesday, November 24, Kentucky police revealed to the public that Sparkman’s demise was due to suicide, not homicide. A Kentucky State Police Captain, Lisa Rudzinski, told the Associated Press that

“based on evidence and witness testimony,” it was concluded that Sparkman died during an intentional, self-inflicted act that was staged to appear as a homicide.” read more…

If You Give a Socialist Mouse a Cookie…

2009 November 5

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“Democracy is the road to socialism.” – Karl Marx

The concept of socialism and its path to communism reminds me of the story If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. In that delightful children’s story, the moral is that even if you give an inch, expect to give a mile. If you start accepting socialism, communism is just one cookie away.

For such a totalitarian system, socialism has been gaining quite a bit of street cred lately, thanks in no small part to emotional appeals toward a “moralistic” system of government-mandated “fairness”: limiting executive pay, demonizing the business class and rationing health care for the greater good.

Of course in all these instances the dreaded S word is never used. And those who advocate these policies will staunchly ridicule opponents who bring it up. read more…

Jon Stewart's ACORN Shining Moment

2009 September 22

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“Where were the real reporters on this story?”  — Jon Stewart

Last week, on an episode of the fake news program The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart, in a refreshing display of chop-busting mockery, expressed his utter amazement at the ineptitude of journalists in the so-called “mainstream media.” (To see the video of Stewart’s very funny segment, click on the photo above.) Specifically, he was stunned by the impressive undercover work of two twenty-somethings who did what the major media wouldn’t do: expose ACORN‘s reprehensible willingness to abet tax fraud, money laundering, human trafficking, and underage prostitution — all courtesy of the American taxpayers’ largesse. In stark contrast to the young journalists, the major media — New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, etc. — “got nothing,” as Stewart put it. With a chinchilla coat and a cheesy cover story, two journalistic novices influenced the machinations of government, and Stewart jumped on the YouTube sensation. read more…

The Character Assassination of John Adams

2009 September 19

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Editor’s note: See NewsReal’s previous posts on the John Adams Project here, here, here,  and here.

One would hope that a group called the John Adams Project would in some way seek to honor the legacy of its eponymous founding father. Unfortunately, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)-sponsored John Adams Project represents a hideous slander of the diplomat and former President of the United States.

The ACLU so named its pet project to defend accused Guantanamo terrorists, offering the laughable explanation that the historical Adams performed a similar service by defending British soldiers before the Revolutionary War. This should be insulting to anyone who respects the military. There are enormous differences between those British soldiers – who were accused of shooting colonists in the Boston massacre – and terrorists who are accused of plotting against modern-day American citizens. The ACLU brass behind the project is either terribly ignorant of history or is well aware of its own malicious duplicity. But the bottom line is clear: ACLU leftists with a profoundly anti-American agenda are trying to hijack our nation’s heritage.

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“They Own The Congress”: Jew-Hatred Rears Its Ugly Head Once More

2009 September 11

James Traficant, disgraced congressman and Jew-basher

James Traficant, disgraced congressman and Jew-basher

 

“I believe that Israel has a powerful stranglehold on the American government. They control both members of the House … and the Senate, they have us involved in wars of which we have little or no interest … If they don’t beat you at the polls, they’ll put you in prison…. They’re controlling much of our foreign policy, they’re influencing much of our domestic policy.”

Such were the inanities that former congressman James Traficant (D-Ohio) uttered during an interview with FOX News’ Greta Van Susteren on Thursday, just eight days after having completed his seven-year prison term for bribery, tax fraud, and racketeering. For good measure, Traficant blamed Paul Wolfowitz, a Jew (though not an Israeli), for the Iraq War. He also blamed his prison stint on a laundry list of enemies, most prominent among which were AIPAC and Israel. (Remember, Traficant once worked to defend accused former SS concentration camp guard John Demjanjuk. And while the disgraced congressman was in prison, one of his more notable supporters was David Duke.)

“They [Jews] control much of the media, they control much of the commerce of the country, and they control, powerfully, both parties of the Congress,” Traficant added. “They OWN the Congress.”

Traficant’s statements became so incendiary that at one point, Van Susteren asked him bluntly if he was an anti-Semite. In response, he struck the classic “I’m-not-an-anti-Semite-I’m-just-anti-Israel-so-that’s-TOTALLY-different” pose.

Sadly, this is just another example of a prominent political figure who feels quite comfortable blaming a host of ills, both real and imagined, on Israel (read: the Jews). Over the past thirty years, the most reliable and vocal support for Israel has been offered by moderates and conservatives (read: the real liberals). In a Thursday piece in the Wall Street Journal, former Commentary editor Norman Podhoretz pondered the enigma of why fully three-quarters of the Jewish electorate tends to vote Democratic.

Of course, Traficant conveniently forgot to mention that the reason he was incarcerated in 2002, after having served in the House of Representatives for nearly 20 years, was because of the bribery, tax fraud, and racketeering convictions. Then again, maybe it was just the Jews.

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