Thursday, April 19, 2012

Yom HaShoah

Tonight is Yom HaShoah which marks the day that evil imperialistic American troops liberated the first Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald, Germany.

“I made the visit deliberately (to the concentration camps), in order to be in a position to give first-hand evidence of these things if ever, in the future, there develops a tendency to charge these allegations merely to ‘propaganda.'"

- General Dwight D. Eisenhower

"The pretext (Holocaust) for the creation of the Zionist regime (Israel) is false ... It is a lie based on an unprovable and mythical claim. Confronting the Zionist regime is a national and religious duty. This regime (Israel) will not last long. Do not tie your fate to it ... This regime has no future. Its life has come to an end"

- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

On a related note, here's a little pop quiz. Can you guess which of the images from the above picture are from Nazi era anti-Semitic propaganda films, and which one is from campaign literature from our liberal progressive friends in San Francisco? Actually, it doesn't really matter. Anyway, for those interested here is the answer.

Below is the video of the "unproven mythical claim" taken by Eisenhower's staff at the Ohrdruf Concentration Camp on April 12, 1945.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Liberal Safari # 2

Here is a quick rundown of an interaction I just had with the idiots over at PoliticusUSA. In this article, the author Rmuse repeated the long ago debunked myth that Romney was receiving a shoeshine on the tarmac before boarding his flight. You can read a quick summary of the details here at NPR.

Unfortunately the article has now been updated based on my helpful feedback. The first paragraph originally read thusly:
"Throughout the long Republican presidential primary, Willard Romney has attempted to identify himself as a regular guy who understands the working class, but regardless taking his tie off and donning denim pants, there is the iconic photo of him sitting next to a private jet while one of his staff members gives him a shoeshine."

DISCLAIMER: I can’t remember the exact phrasing used, but it definitely said something very close to that, specifically mentioning Romney getting a shoeshine.I am currently trying to find a cached version of the page.

Well, here’s what it now reads:
"Throughout the long Republican presidential primary, Willard Romney has attempted to identify himself as a regular guy who understands the working class, but regardless taking his tie off and donning denim pants, there is the iconic photo of him sitting next to a private jet while he receives private security screening and avoids an average Americans’ wait to go through airport security."
 This magical change occurred about 20 minutes after I posted this to the comments section:
Winston: Good lord, how did you people not get the memo that Romney is not getting a shoeshine in that picture? You people are like 2 months behind every single issue. You were still reporting about how it was weird that Santorum brought his dead child home a week after even major news organizations were admitting that this was actually the recommended practice, last week you were still referring to the truncated Zimmerman 911 transcript days after NBC had fired an editor for deceptive editing, and now you are running a photo of Romney getting a security check and calling it a shoe shine literally months after that lie had been debunked. Read the news, learn the facts, and then you will naturally start voting Republican. Anyway, good luck.
Now, I had also recently been on this same author’s case a few days ago when in this article he wrote the following:
There is also a racial element to Zimmerman’s intent in the 911 call because he says, “he’s a black male…Something’s wrong with him…These assholes, they always get away.”
To which I replied:
Winston: Well, Mr. Rmuse you are a shameless liar. Here is the transcript of what Zimmerman said:
Funny, it appears as if you spliced together three completely disparate pieces of the conversation to make Zimmerman look like a racist. You also failed to mention that the “He’s a black male” comment was in response to the 911 dispatcher specifically asking the race of the individual Zimmerman was reporting.
Seriously, how dare you.
I look forward to you posting a correction and an apology. Also, if I were Zimmerman, I would sue you for defamation. Maybe he will.
Now, back to today’s exchange. I finally got a response from the shameless liar, Rmuse:
Rmuse: Winston, an error is not a lie, but making that accusation is an error and you will be banned. Intelligent discourse and critical analysis are welcomed here and get better results. But, it means reading in context for a theme and not focusing on one phrase. It is a FOX News trait and does not speak well of a person’s comprehensive ability. It also explains voting Republican.
You see that folks? Pointing out egregious factual errors is not “intelligent discourse”, but apparently lying is. Also, notice how he whines that I’m unfairly focusing on the facts..what a pathetic douche. Lastly, how laughable is it that he claims they welcome discourse, yet are banning the only person on the entire site with a differing opinion solely because I had the audacity to point out that he was clearly factually incorrect. This is liberals in a nutshell.

I replied back:
Winston: Fine Rmuse, errors should be updated to show the original mistake.
I am willing to accept this was a mistake, but you still haven’t answered for your editing of the Zimmerman transcript the other day. I called you a liar because I have noticed a pattern of deception. Maybe both were honest mistakes, I have no idea. I don’t understand why I should be banned for pointing out the truth. Seems like you are afraid that I may catch more “mistakes”.
You won’t see this though in the comments, since most of what I wrote has now been scrubbed, including some wonderful side jabs at the other assorted idiots on the site who were trying to argue that Rmuse’s lie doesn’t matter because the spirit of what he was saying in the whole article is true. Similar to what Rmuse said in his response to me. You know, it’s the whole “fake but true” defense that the media loves to employ when lying and smearing Republicans.

UPDATE: Rmuse has also scrubbed his reply to me, since it is basically an admission that he altered his post rather than updating it as someone with integrity would do. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Narratives, Narratives, Narratives

The nation is all abuzz about George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin shooting. Well, let’s do a quick rundown of the media/leftist lies that have been served to the public in an attempt to continue the narrative that America is a hopelessly racist nation.

Lie # 1: George Zimmerman weighs 240 pounds, while Trayvon Martin is just a small child of 140 pounds. 

There’s plenty of examples of the media pushing this meme, but here’s what this petition calling for the arrest of Zimmerman states:
"So far I have tried to be as objective as I can in forming this petition, however Zimmerman's claim of self-defense just doesn't hold water. Zimmerman, a man in his late 20's weighing approximately 240 pounds and armed with a 9mm handgun, confronted and killed Trayvon, an unarmed 17 year old weighing 140 pounds who was just trying to get home."
 Unfortunately, the New York Times accidentally let the cat out of the bag:
"However it started, witnesses described to the 911 dispatcher what resulted: the neighborhood watch coordinator, 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds, and the visitor, 6-foot-1 and 150, wrestling on the ground."
You can also reference the picture posted above this post. Notice how Martin is always depicted with a 3-4 year old picture making him look like a little boy, while Zimmerman is shown in his mug shot looking like a big fat mean behemoth. Why didn't they instead use these pictures below for Martin and Zimmerman?

Again, the media pushes narratives, not the truth.

Lie #2: George Zimmerman's 911 call proves his crime was racially motivated.

Here's a quote provided by NBC of Zimmerman during the 911 call:
 Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.
Here's the actual quote from the full 911 transcript:
Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about. 
Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?
Zimmerman: He looks black.
Don't worry though, NBC is launching an investigation to find out just how this sort of thing could have possibly happened. I mean, you could just ask any conservative in the nation or basically anyone with common sense, but hey they need an investigation.

Lie # 3: Zimmerman is white.

This lie has of course been pushed from the start. It is true that Zimmerman is half white and half Hispanic, but does anyone actually believe that if it were Zimmerman who had been murdered by an anglo-white neighborhood watchman he would be described as “White Hispanic”? Of course not.

Ok, so now we know that Zimmerman is hispanic. We also know that Martin and Zimmerman were about the same size (with Martin having a huge height advantage), and we know that Zimmerman's 911 call does not show racist intent, but Zimmerman could still be a racist right? Well, this one seems to be falling apart also. Here's a quote from a letter that a confirmed Zimmerman family member wrote to the NAACP:
“You will recall the incident of the beating of the black homeless man Sherman Ware on December 4, 2010 by the son of a Sanford police officer. The beating sparked outrage in the community but there were very few that stepped up to do anything about it. I would presume the inaction was because of the fact that he was homeless not because he was black. Do you know the individual who stepped up when no one else in the black community would? Do you know who spent tireless hours putting flyers on the cars of persons parked in the churches of the black community? Do you know who waited for the church-goers to get out of church so that he could hand them flyers in an attempt to organize the black community against this horrible miscarriage of justice? Do you know who helped organize the City Hall meeting on January 8, 2011 at Sanford City Hall?? That person was GEORGE ZIMMERMAN.”
Yikes. If the media is willing to present a 170 pound Hispanic with a history of significant community activism on behalf of African Americans, as a 240 pound white racist, just to push the narrative of "white racist America", what won’t they lie about? 

We have also seen the beginning of the usual next step in these sorts of events where the leftists and the media inevitable put the blame on conservatives in general. They are attempting to push this regardless of the fact that Zimmerman is a registered Democrat. sigh.