Dreams of D’Dingbat

The “Dumbing Down” of America hasn’t missed the dumbing down of conservatives. I have come to believe, based on evidence provided by articles by some of the conservative “lights” – that any University granting these guys degrees…

Should have their accreditation pulled.

Case in point is the rather lame arsed screed penned by Dinesh D’Souza in the WashPo earlier this week – “Why Barack Obama is an anti-colonialist”, which even by the admittedly low affirmative-action bar set by white conservatives for their conservative of-color Quasi-Illuminati sycophants…

Lowers the intellectual “Bar” to scraping the sub-pavement.

A too-kind reposte is offered by Bruce L.R. Smith in todays WashPo – “The Barack Obama Sr. I knew“, where Smith factually recounts his experiences with President Obama’s father, while they both were enrolled at Harvard.

I am going to take a bit different perspective – that of an American doing business overseas and having to explain Mr D’Souza’s isht to foreign government officials and elected senior Government members who face the issue from their countries perspective of dealing with the super powers. Colonialism is a dirty word.

The imprecation that President Obama is opposed to “colonialism” carries with it the opposing blade that those who oppose him – in this case Republicans…

Fully support Colonialism.

In the context of a looming election exuberantly promoted as a Republican landslide in the right wing media, a claim acquiesced to in at least some of the real Media – that means America will soon, again beome a Colonial Power, freely utilizing the resources and abusing the peoples of smaller nations as test tube subjects and slave labor.

Thanks D’Dingbat, for making like a hell of a lot more difficult for American companies overseas…

Including your favorites, which apparently include the sweat shops.

 

Would The Real Americans Please Stand Up!

Is it just me, or some other folks out there getting tired of the ignoramuses and bigots stealing all of the oxygen out of the public discourse?

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Nazi Book burning May 10, 1933 in Berlin - Not Much Different From the Bozos in Florida Calling Themselves Christian Who Want to Burn Korans

Real Americans, Please Stand Up

By DICK CAVETT

All this talk about the mosque reminds me of two things I heard growing up in Nebraska.

I had a 6th grade teacher who referred to American Indians as “sneaky redskins” and our enemies in the Pacific as “dirty Japs.” This abated somewhat after I asked one day in class, “Mrs. G., do you think our parents would like to know that you teach race prejudice?” She faded three shades.

The rest of that year was difficult.

As a war kid, I also heard an uncle of mine endorse a sentiment attributed to our Admiral “Bull” Halsey: “If I met a pregnant Japanese woman, I’d kick her in the belly.”

These are not proud moments in my heritage. But now, I’m genuinely ashamed of us. How sad this whole mosque business is. It doesn’t take much, it seems, to lift the lid and let our home-grown racism and bigotry overflow. We have collectively taken a pratfall on a moral whoopee cushion.

Surely, few of the opponents of the Islamic cultural center would feel comfortable at the “International Burn a Koran Day” planned by a southern church-supported group (on a newscast, I think I might have even glimpsed a banner reading, “Bring the Whole Family,” but maybe I was hallucinating). This all must have gone over big on Al Jazeera news.

I like to think I’m not easily shocked, but here I am, seeing the emotions of the masses running like a freight train over the right to freedom of religion — never mind the right of eminent domain and private property.

A heyday is being had by a posse of the cheesiest Republican politicos (LazioPalin, quick-change artist John McCain and, of course, the self-anointed St. Joan of 9/11, R. Giuliani). Balanced, of course by plenty of cheesy Democrats. And of course Rush L. dependably pollutes the atmosphere with his particular brand of airborne sludge.

Sad to see Mr. Reid’s venerable knees buckle upon seeing the vilification heaped on Obama, and the resulting polls. (Not to suggest that this alone would cause the sudden 180-degree turn of a man of integrity facing re-election fears.)

I got invigorating jolts from the president’s splendid speech — almost as good as Mayor Bloomberg’s
— but I was dismayed, after the worst had poured out their passionate intensity, to see him shed a few vertebrae the next day and step back. Continue reading

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