Liberals are So Un-American, They Don’t Even Like Cookies

We are living under a tyranny of the minority in the United States today. Gays are barely two percent of the country, yet they are able to get TV stars suspended if even only for a few weeks just because they claim he is “homophobic.” And now, in Minnesota, a woman that has made cookies for school kids for 15 years has been told to stop because one person complained.

One person. One jerk of a person. One cowardly, anonymous, jerk of a person.

A Minnesota mom started the habit of baking cookies for kids at a local bus stop because she wanted to thank the bus driver for driving her kiddos to school. But she thought it wouldn’t be neighborly to give the bus driver cookies but not the kids on the bus. So, she made enough for the whole bunch of ‘em.

The mom, Anne Tabat, said she did it to try and reach out to neighbors and be friendly.

“I didn’t live in the suburbs until I turned 40,” she said to Minnesota Public Radio. “Look at the way these houses are designed here. They’re not designed with a friendly neighborliness community in mind. I haven’t been in most of the houses in my neighborhood. People live such busy lives; you don’t talk to your neighbors, you don’t know your neighbors.”

So, she kept it up for 15 years much to everyone’s appreciation.

Well, not everyone, apparently.

After 15 years one person complained to the school and the school made her stop baking the cookies.

“I think it’s somebody who just didn’t bother to get to know me and I think that’s what the sin is here,” Tabat said.

This story is illustrative of a particular failure in the US today. It is, as I mentioned, an example of a tyranny of the minority, a situation where one measly complaint can end the enjoyment of dozens, hundreds, even millions of people.

This is a practice bred of hate and ignorance, not of “rights.”

It is the result of people in this country no longer making even the slightest attempt to put themselves in the shoes of others. It is the result of an arrogant assumption that one person’s desires and enjoyment should supersede everyone else’s.

In decades past one person wouldn’t dream of discomfiting an entire community just because they didn’t like something. But now there is no such consideration. Now everyone imagines that what they want is more important than anyone else’s interests, needs or desires.

We are definitely living in a tyranny of the minority in America today.

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Posted by on December 29, 2013.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • Commander_Chico

    Yes, the ‘burbs suck.

    • Retired military

      Sorta like your ability to have a rational debate.

      “As I said before, try answering what people say, and not try to put words in others’ mouths, debate goes better” – Chico, Famed Wizbangblog poster

      How about practising what you preach Chico.

      1 Oprah,the Lamestream media, Reid, Pelosi, and other major dems have called people racist simply because they oppose Obama’s
      policies. Yet when they oppose those same policies when espoused by Bill, Hillary. Reid, Pelos, Gore, Kerry, etc etc they weren’t considered racist then by Oprah, etc etc (I don’t know isn’t good enough)
      Do you feel that it is because the left is just playing the race card?

      2. People were called racist anarchist terrorists when they tried to delay Obamacare yet Al Franken who did the same thing wasn’t called Racist. Do you feel that it is because he is a democrat and the people doing the call just playing the race card because that is all they have?

      3. People were called racist anarchist terrorist when they called for the delay of all or part of Obamacare and Obama who is unconstitutionally doing the same thing is not called a racist anarchist terrorist. Do you feel that it is because he is a democrat and the people doing the calling are just playing the race card because that is all they have?

      4. Chico stated ” They (duck dynasty guys) were clean shaven before they pitched the TV show.” yet you provided zero proof of this statement. Please do so now.

      Examples of statements 1, 2, and 3
      http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/year-end-awards-best-notable-quotables-2013?cat=1

      http://www.mrc.org/notable-quotables/year-end-awards-best-notable-quotables-2012?cat=5
      http://archive.mrc.org/notablequotables/bestof/2011/category.aspx?page=1
      http://archive.mrc.org/notablequotables/bestof/2010/category.aspx?page=1

  • Brucehenry

    If she uses peanuts in the cookies she bakes she may be killing some unsuspecting kid on the bus.

    • jim_m

      SO? Chico would say that it is none of your business.

      • Brucehenry

        And you would say he was a coward, from the safety of your keyboard hundreds of miles away.

        • jim_m

          No. I would say that he is someone who is utterly incapable of standing up for any principle simply because he has none.

          • Brucehenry

            That’s better Jim. Walk it back, tough guy.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Says the progtard who hides behind an anonymous account in his daughter’s name…

            Does Devon know what a tough guy her daddy is?

          • Brucehenry

            I’ve repeatedly explained how my daughter’s name appears on my email account — to YOU, not to the other readers of this blog. They know me as Bruce Henry, and if they have paid attention know what town I live in, my age, etc. I’m not hiding anything. But nice try.

            But do try to leave a man’s kids out of it.

          • Retired military

            Bruce has provided his name and home town before. Please leave his daughter out of it.

          • jim_m

            Agreed. We don’t need to be jerks.

            Not that I have anything against being a jerk (obviously), we just don’t need to do it that way.

          • Commander_Chico

            Stay classy, Rodney.

            Isn’t that a crime, revealing personal information like that? ECPA or something?

            At a minimum, you are exposing Kevin to liability, since he made you, a clearly unbalanced person, a “moderator” with access to things like email addresses meant to be protected.

            http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/11/28/the-illegal-activity-of-doxing-revealing-documents-or-personal-information-about-a-person-without-their-permission-with-the-intent-to-threaten-harass-intimidate-shame-humiliate-or-place/

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            You would be the legal counsel he deserves.

          • jim_m

            Different thread, different discussion. No walk back. But it is nice for you to stick up for your coward buddy.

          • Sky__Captain

            As I recall, Bruce, you are the little man who posted nasty things about me and did not apologise. This did earn yourself the moniker of “L’il Brucie”.
            It would appear it still fits.

          • Brucehenry

            I confess I don’t remember the nasty remarks to which you’re referring, but if I called you a coward on the internet and failed to give you an opportunity to prove me wrong, so to speak, then I was in the wrong and I hereby apologize for doing so.

          • Sky__Captain

            You’re about a year late.
            IIRC, you accused me of supporting an armed overthrow of the federal government.

            I actually stopped visiting Wizbang due to your petulance.
            Upon my return a few months back, I saw that you were still as immature as ever.

          • Brucehenry

            I had no idea I wielded such power here.

            So, let me get this straight. You stopped visiting — took your keyboard and went home — because of MY “petulance.” O-tay.

            Still don’t recall the thread, but I imagine it was about the Second Amendment and watering the tree of liberty and such like stuff. If I went too far, I apologize. It must have been an effort on my part to characterize a position of yours as more extreme than you intended.

            Never seen a commenter do that here before! Have you?

            Seriously, though, it happens, you know, in blog comment sections. Just ask Jim. Most people don’t get butthurt enough to flee.

          • jim_m

            I don’t exaggerate your positions, you just don’t like what you see in the mirror.

          • Brucehenry

            Oh no not mine nor anyone’s. As pure as the driven snow is Jim in that regard.

    • Sky__Captain

      As she has been doing this for 15 years with no casualties, I would say the odds are against it.
      However, I note that you will go to great lengths to force your illogic upon us.

      • Brucehenry

        That’s a fair point, and I don’t know this to be the case but if I were running the bus system that’s what I would be afraid of. And just because no one has been sickened yet doesn’t mean that a kid with peanut allergies might not get on that bus tomorrow or next week or next year.

        Many day care centers don’t allow parents to bring cookies to the campus for exactly that reason.

        • LiberalNightmare

          If you had stopped typing after the phrase “I dont know”, you would have said pretty much the same thing with less effort.

          • Brucehenry

            Gud wun jeenyus

          • Jwb10001

            I’m sure glad I’m the silly one. LOL

          • Brucehenry

            Well you’re kinda the stalker-y one now.

          • Sky__Captain

            And L’il Brucie, having no real response to having set himself up for a takedown, tries snark. .
            And fails yet again.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            The fail is strong in him.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Never too shy to argue from ignorance is our progtard contingent.

        • EquineLover

          Maybe if a kid is that damn allergic, the parents should keep him in a bubble at home. Deadly peanut allergy epidemic my ass.

    • warnertoddhuston

      The overblown and nearly non-existent “peanut allergy,” the excuse leftists use as a bludgeon every day to destroy foods they think no one should be allowed to have.

      • jim_m

        Oh, the allergy exists, but it is not as prevalent as they want you to think and not everyone reacts in the most extreme way.

      • Brucehenry

        Yeah until your kid has one.

        No seriously, you may be right that fears of allergic reactions to peanuts are overblown. Of course a little girl almost died in my kid’s grammar school about 10 years ago because of one, but hey, her parents should probably have homeschooled her anyway, amirite?

        • jim_m

          Your child owns a grammar school? I’m impressed.

          And it is a given that anyone with the opportunity should remove their children from public schools.

          • Brucehenry

            damn no one told me that was a given.

          • jim_m

            I’ll bet you were educated in a public school.

          • Brucehenry

            Now who are the “elitists” again?

            Damn I should have chosen more prosperous parents! Or maybe I should have, in utero, invented a cure for Hodgkin’s Disease so my mom wouldn’t have been widowed in 1958 with 4 kids to support. In my defense I had trouble locating my bootstraps.

          • jim_m

            Now who are the “elitists” again?

            The people that think they know so much more better than you what is good for you that they feel that they should be able to use the coercive power of government to run your life for you.

            I know better than you but I am content to let you ruin your life if that is what you choose.

            And I said that if you could you should get your children out of public school. I didn’t say anything about what if you couldn’t.

          • Brucehenry

            “Now who are the ‘elitists’ again?”

            I could be wrong but it MIGHT be a snob who snarks, ” I’ll bet you were educated in a public school.” You know, in an attempt to characterize the person he’s arguing with as a hick and a nobody.

            Especially when said snob was given a free private-school education by his prosperous parents.

          • jim_m

            Not at all. Where you are educated is not as important as actually being educated. As a parent I understand that the likelihood of actually receiving an education diminishes when the child is in a public school.

            Having lived in Boston and been treated to the opportunity of listening to the conversations of students who attend Ivy League schools such as Harvard and Brown, I can tell you that going to such a school does not make one intelligent or informed.

            I stand by my characterization of elite. It is not about education it is about one’s attitude toward one’s self and the belief that you have the prerogative to run other people’s lives.

            I’m sorry that you are all bent that I got a private school education and that you are bent that my parents who were the first in their families to ever attend college made something of themselves. Perhaps your children will make something of themselves where their parents and ancestors have failed.

          • Brucehenry

            I don’t care about your parents or your private school education until you reveal your snobbery about it as you have done here with your smirking wager.

            Your “characterization” of the word “elite” means little since the DEFINITION of the word is what gives it its meaning. In the actual real world, the “elite” send their children to private school and those who are not “elite” do not, as a rule. And then, sometimes, some of those private school alumni reveal to the rest of us what fucking snobs and hypocrites they are.

            But please, continue to characterize others as “elitists” while making sneering remarks like “I’ll bet you were educated in public schools” hur hur. Just a real ubermensch, ain’t ya. Smarter, tougher, and more ambitious than the proles you sneer at on Wizbang.

          • jim_m

            I did not receive all my education in private schools. Yes college and some elementary but that is all.

            Sorry that you are all “butt-hurt” that you did not have that experience. I have seen both sides of the public/private education divide and it really makes little difference at the university level. Where it has significant impact is in primary education.

            Thanks for assuming that I am a snob because I went to a private university and that I come from some long line of snobs because my parents, who were the first to graduate high school, much less go to college, were able to send their children to a private school.

            Sorry that you are an anti-intellectual asshole and that like pol pot you would probably march my family out into the fields and have us executed.

          • jim_m

            Bruce, I don’t sneer at you because you went to a public school (my high school diploma is from a public school), I sneer at you because you are a pathetic self-loathing moron who believes in left wing utopian fantasies and racialist ideology.

          • jim_m

            And finally, you did not ask for the meaning of elite, but of elitist. There is a difference. One may be elite without being elitist. One may be elitist without being elite.

            I stand by my definition of elitist. I think that you and Chico would fit into that definition as you want to control how other people lead their lives and you think that your idiotic, adolescent, left wing ideology gives you the right to determine other people’s lives for them.

            And while you think that I sneer at your education, the reality is that I sneer at your ideology. I know people with far more dignity and honor that have far less education than yourself and I respect them and their lives far more than you do. They have managed to move beyond childish, utopian ideas and deal with the real world in a practical fashion. They don’t judge people by their skin color and they actually believe that they have a duty to help others who need it and that such responsibility is theirs and not that of some faceless government agency. I respect people who are adults and not lackeys to some statist ideology that desire everything to be taken care of for them, which is why I have no respect for you.

          • Brucehenry

            But yet despite my “utopian fantasies” I have managed to carve out a semblance of a (lower) middle class lifestyle through dint of hard work and not giving in disappointment and adversity. (After a misspent youth, I admit!) And have managed to raise two beautiful and charming kids whom I love and who love me in return, while staying married to their mother for a quarter of a century and counting. You?

            Look Jim, I know I may have gone too far here with the personal stuff. I really don’t give a shit about who went to school where or how it was paid for. I just am angered by the cavalier attitudes of some who, having been given at least some advantage in the game of life by virtue of a lucky birth, just assume that anyone and everyone could end up in the same spot “if only” they had really applied themselves. That is bullshit. To then sneer about “I’ll bet you were educated in a public school,” hur hur is more bullshit. Especially since YOU WERE TOO, you phony!

            Pile that attitude on top of some comments questioning another man’s physical courage from the safety of a keyboard hundreds of miles away, from a guy who has likely never even been in a barfight in his whole life, and you get me pissed. Sorry. Sue me.

          • jim_m

            Look Jim, I know I may have gone too far here with the personal stuff.

            When you drop dead I promise not to spit on your grave. How’s that?

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            You’re a far more forgiving man than I…

          • Brucehenry

            Practically a reconciliation.

          • jim_m

            No

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            I’ve seen far more sneering here from you, progtard, than from anyone not on your side of the aisle.

          • Brucehenry

            Yes I understand there is a certain pot/kettle dynamic here, Mr Moderator.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            If I wanted your opinion I’d send someone around in a hazmat suit with a shovel to collect it from you.

          • Brucehenry

            You’re doing a terrific job.

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Did you fail to understand:

            If I wanted your opinion I’d send someone around in a hazmat suit with a shovel to collect it from you.

            Too many big words for you?

          • Brucehenry

            LOL okay!

        • EquineLover

          Yes, they should have. One kid almost died 10 years ago, so no kids get cookies. Commie rat bastid.

      • Commander_Chico
        • EquineLover

          SO WHAT! Why does the world have to stop spinning because A FEW kids have mutant allergies? Keep your sick, delicate flowers at home.

  • jim_m

    I disagree. It isn’t that liberals don’t like cookies. I am sure that they like them just as much as anyone else. However, they definitely do not like the idea of people being happy and they absolutely disagree with anyone doing anything that is not firmly under the control of some government body. The very idea that someone could bake cookies and not have to get some sort of permit (and thereby paying a tax) is anathema to the left.

  • Lawrence Westlake

    Obviously this is a ridiculous blog post, replete with logical leaps which defy gravity, non-sequiturs and plain hysteria. But it does however touch upon two important topics, albeit inartfully: the tyranny of the minority and the demographics of the nation’s decline. In a pluralistic federal republic the potential for minority rule is embedded into the system. Not an ideal scenario, but not at all fatal or even all that necessarily damaging. What actually destroyed the country is that a two-party system developed and one party was taken over by politics by pure racial and socioeconomic identities and tribal loyalties (e.g., 93-7 to reelect Obama among blacks; 62-35 to reelect Obama among unmarried people, etc.), whereas a material portion of the erstwhile members of the other party either don’t participate (entirely non-voting conservatives) or they participate irrationally (the Angle, O’Donnell, Akin, Mourdock demo). The future prospects indeed are bleak. The Malkin/Limbaugh/Levin/NRO demographic by the day gets dumber and more irrational. And on the flip side the dependency demographics now have been taught completely that they can vote themselves largesse funded by others. It won’t end well.