The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy: Janeane is Off Her Meds Again

October 4, 2009

I happened to see some clips of alleged comedienne Janeane Garafalo on the Bill Maher show the other night. I have a warning for anyone who sees her in person or is near her: Janeane is off her meds again and the voices in her head have taken control.

She is already on record as believing that anyone who does not worship at the Church of Radical Leftism is a “straight up racist.” Beside not understanding the English translation of her argot “straight up” I am sure that anyone who is even a little bit clear-headed can imagine a world where people who thought Condi was dandy and helped Michael Steel get to the helm of the GOP might not take race as the deciding factor with Obama. Be that as it may, Ms. Garafolo assured us that not only were right wingers racists but that the  GOP has been the bastion of White Supremacy since the 1950’s.

keeping in mind one of the favorite saying of my friend Larry Elder that, “Facts are like kryptonite to toe tag liberals.” (Mr. Elder define them as liberals who believe in government intrusion in our lives from birth until they put the tag on your toe in the morgue) I will present a few facts to try to put Janeane back in the real world.

President Eisenhower, backed and signed the first two pieces of signifigant civil rights legislation in America in 1956 and 1960. He also appointed Republican judges in the south who mover Brown vs. The Board of Education to the Supreme Court. President Eisenhower was…say it with me…A Republican .

The landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act was back by 82% of Republicans in Congress while only 62 % of Democrats. Opposition to the bill was led by Robert Byrd..Democrat! These other well know Senators also voted against the bill, Albert Gore Sr, William J Fulbright, Richard Russell, and James Eastland all democrats!  Two other well know historical figures were prominate in the segregation movement George Wallace and Orval Faubus, Both tried to block black students from attending “white” schools, both were also Democrats.  It is also interesting to note that both Faubus and Fulbright were counted as mentors by…anyone? William J. Clinton, who I believe was also a Democrat.

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The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy: Camille Paglia: Liberal, Thinker and Patriot

September 9, 2009

I don’t always agree with Ms. Paglia but no one can question her intellectual honesty.  A liberal/progressive who isn’t afraid to put intellect and common sense before ideology. We could use more Americans like her on both sides of the aisle. I will warn my readers that she has harsh words for the GOP but for the most part they ring true. We would be well served as conservatives to heed her advice. For example, how many conservatives felt that Bob Dole or John McCain was the strongest candidate we had to offer?

She has often suffered the outrage of her own side due to her uncompromising ability to take off the rose colored glasses and speak truth to power.  If you have the time you would be well served to seek out some of her other writings or catch her on a news program.

She is a unique voice on the left.

http://www.salon.com/opinion/paglia/2009/09/09/healthcare/print.html