Dear Readers: The Shrine’s Hypocrisy Meter has blown a fuse. I wanted to run down a few irksome items that caught the ire of the Goddess of Capitalism.
I wanted to share with you a few excerpts from the San Diego Tea Party group – the SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition press release today, related to the statement from Congresswoman Maxine Waters that the “Tea Party can go straight to hell”.
Dawn Wildman, SCTRC President, offers this statement: “Here we see another Democrat who calls American citizens out for exercising their greatest of rights, their first amendment right. Is she, like Vice President Biden (who called us terrorists), just representing those constituents who agree with her, or is she representing all of her constituents? The Tea Party is made of many people with differing political philosophies, including Democrats. I am sure they were thrilled to be told to go to hell by a sitting US Congresswoman. This shows a complete lack of dignity on her part and a disgusting display by a sitting Congresswoman.” (Note: More on the wit and wisdom of Joe Biden can be found HERE).
Leslie Eastman, SCTRC Media Director, offers this statement: “There are two points that struck me about this whole, shabby event. The first is that the Tea Party is about getting people to stop depending on government and back to depending on themselves. A lot of people in her audience have been told that the government would take care of everything, including the mortgage and gas. They seem most unhappy about where there dependency has gotten them. They should hope for a return to the free market principles that are the focus of the Tea Party, so that they can get back to work or open their own businesses. This approach would truly serve Water’s constituents best.
“The second is the shear level of arrogance from a woman under a long-term ethics investigation by Congress. It seems that her constituents have not been completely informed about her record. One aspect of the Tea Party that has been vital is the work of our citizen journalists, who have been keeping an eye on all of our representatives. The three year ethics probe stems from allegations that Waters used her public office to help bail out OneUnited, a bank in which her husband had a significant investment. If I were one of her under-employed constituents trying to make ends meet, I would be extremely interested in the fact she was wheeling and dealing for her own benefit. She needs to start reaching across the aisle to compromise and find sensible solutions to our fiscal problems.”
Sarah Bond, SCTRC CEO, offers this statement: “I find it interesting that last week, Waters specifically asked permission of her constituents to go after President Obama, in terms of his poor performance. Waters essentially admitted that black Democrats in Congress don’t criticize him, because they fear a backlash from constituents. It seems she must have been redirected to attack the entity that the extreme left leadership fears most – the Tea Party. We are not going away. We plan to remain fully engaged, informed, and ready for the 2012 election cycle, including the Presidential race and the key Senate battles. There is a Tea Party group close to Water’s district, the South LA Tea Party, spearheaded by Jesse Lee Peterson. This group will ensure that Water’s constituents are fully informed about her style of representation prior to this next election.”
GAY ON-LINE VIDEO PROGRAM BULLIES TODDLER
Long-term readers of the Shrine recognize that one of the most innovative and informative sites is HillBuzz, which is lead by one of the most dynamic American activists — Kevin DuJan. Kevin has returned to the battle-front, contending with elite programming geared to the gay community that demeans a special needs child.
HYPOCRISY ALERT! Ben Cohen to hold anti-bullying event August 30, 2011 at Sidetrack the Video Bar in Boystown, which is a bar that airs videos bullying special needs children, conservatives, Christians, and women
On Tuesday August 30th, Ben Cohen is making an appearance at Sidetrack the Video Bar here in Chicago to promote his “Ben Cohen Standup Foundation”, which claims to work against bullying of gay people. Cohen is a straight rugby player who started this foundation to assist various gay charities that support gay youth who are bullied growing up.
It’s a noble cause, but quite hypocritical of Cohen to hold the event at Sidetrack the Video Bar, because this same venue aired a high-profile bullying attack on Trig Palin on August 16, 2011 in the premiere episode of the gay talk show “Only@Brunch”. Because of national criticism of this bullying, The Jared Hall Company and Downtown Cupid Productions edited the attack on Trig out of the current video they’ve posted on YouTube (while deleting all comments calling their bullying out for the tasteless and unjustifiable attack that it was). Sidetrack the Video Bar, owned by Art Johnston and Jose Pepin “Pepe” Pena (and managed by Chuck Hyde), approved the original “Only@Brunch” video complete with the vile attack on Trig Palin and aired it in the most high-profile and prominent part of the bar.
Follow the link for more details and background from Kevin. I was honored to be part of the response team that managed to get the horrendously awful attack on Trig Palin removed from YouTube this Sunday. I was thrilled to hear LaDona Harvey of AM600 mention it on her show yesterday. Please follow the above link and call this uninformed group of trendy elites out on their odious hypocrisy. It seems anything Palin is enough to inflame the “Ruling Class” and their minions.
FELLOW SLOB ATTACKED IN ELITE ECONOMIC WEBSITE!
W.C. Varones is a member of the San Diego Local Order of Bloggers in good standing. According to W.C. Yours truly was called out in a post at Econbrowser, one of the web’s top economics sites. The exchange involves equations and high level econo-lingo, but W.C. has the last, best line that sums up the common sense view of things: Yes, gold has no value in your models. Meanwhile, gold owners are stupid all the way to the bank.Yes, Tea Party types are becoming well versed in economics, thanks to people like W.C.
Speaking of flaming hypocrisy, how about a heaping helping of more of that “smart diplomacy.” Beers with Demo has more on “Your unauthorized Libyan military kinesiology update”.
Elite union leadership is at work, ensuring their membership suffers so they can enjoy flexing some union muscle. B-Daddy has a great take here: Good Timing for a Grocery Strike?It seems that new healthcare costs are the primary reason for the strike. But I thought Obamacare was suppose to solve all our healthcare problems!
Shane Atwell continues to watch the unhindered growth of government in his newest installment of REGULATION WATCH. We are being strangled by thousands of small laws! KT Cat has related thoughts here: The Economy Will Improve If We All Spend More Time Filling Out Forms
Anna’s Clue Tank takes a look at 9-11 hate.
Michelle Malkin has a take on tweet-based hypocrisy here.