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Getting A Few Things Off My Chest

OK, I've been holding my tongue on a few things because I didn't think they'd go over too well with the Wizbang readership. But my doctor says I need to stop repressing things or I'm gonna pop an aneurysm, so I'm going to say some stuff that I've been wanting to say for some time.

First up, I think Eric Rudolph got a hell of a raw deal. Yes, he blew up a couple of people, but he was motivated by principle, not greed. He was taking decisive action to right what he saw as grave social injustices, and he is unrepentant to this day. Give the guy a break, will ya?

Next, I think we need to re-investigate the circumstances that led to John McCain's five and a half years as a prisoner in Viet Nam. There are witnesses who say that McCain was not shot down by hostile fire, but landed peacefully without incident. Why he did that was unclear -- was it a secret peace mission? Was he trying to defect? Did he make a wrong turn at Albuquerque? -- but we really need to look into that whole "shot down" story.

Then there's the Christian Identity movement. Yeah, they tend to have racist, xenophobic, and occasional neo-Nazi traits, but they are still Christians, and the last time I checked, we still have the First Amendment and the Freedom of Religion. Leave them alone in their little enclaves, will ya?

I'm also getting sick and tired of hearing about the plights of the inner cities. These places are hellholes, pretty much of the residents' own making. They are an endless sucking pit of money and resources and attention, and the best thing we can do for these people is level the whole area and relocate them to less crowded, less poverty-stricken, less ghettoized, less segregated, less blighted areas.

And let's also lay off Jack Abramoff. The guy was a lobbyist, and he did his job. Sometimes he did it better than other times, but I hardly think he ought to be locked up for that -- let alone any of the politicians he lobbied.

Speaking of unjust convictions, how about "Scooter" Libby?? Why is he a convicted criminal? Why is he such a political pariah?

I'm also really mad at Rush Limbaugh. His "Operation Chaos," when he encouraged Republicans to vote in Democratic primaries, keeping the race going in the hopes of weakening the eventual nominee. A primary is the property of the party that runs it, and should be reserved for just those registered members (and independents, if they choose to allow them) to express their sincere preferences. This kind of "monkey-wrenching," especially when done as an organized effort, is disgusting.

OK, that's enough for now. I think I've gotten my blood pressure back under control. But if it starts creeping up again, I might unload a few more ideas that ought to really tick off the average Wizbang readership.

Darn it, I think I might have messed up a link or two there. Here's yet more proof of why it's best I don't have my own blog, and rely on someone else to keep things going smoothly...


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Jay you should be ashamed o... (Below threshold)
glenn:

Jay you should be ashamed of ypurself, in getting all those things "off your chest" you simply offloaded your anger about things you can't control onto your readership. Didn't work with me though, nanner, nanner, nanner.
Seriously, you highlighted a big problem, there are subjects we simply cannot discuss in this society. They are too "touchy". Someone might be offended.

Jay, does the cheek hurt mu... (Below threshold)
Faith+1:

Jay, does the cheek hurt much?

I don't know what's funnier... (Below threshold)

I don't know what's funnier - that you got the links wrong or that nearly all of them are from Wiki.

Speaking of Wiki, here's the best reason I've seen yet for chastising those who link to it for verification.

Great use of sardonic irony... (Below threshold)
hcddz:

Great use of sardonic irony. Brilliant !!!

Tongue in cheek, but be car... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

Tongue in cheek, but be careful. BDS is an incurable mental illness and could be spread through comedy. Is BDS a result of losers syndrome? It currently infects the entire babyfied (is that a word), aka democrat, members of the American population. Good on the democrats, they have downed America for 7 years (to spite GWB) and now will pay $5 a gallon for gas and food prices will rise to equal the fuel required to produce it, if the food is available. Just think of it as the payback of self inflicted BDS. Even democrats who have a short attention span should be able to go back 15 months and see how prices have risen (almmost 100%) and the economy fallen through the cracks. 15 months? Oh, that's when the democrats took control of congress to fix the problems of the country, that failed, so they must have the white house to complete the destruction of the U.S. as a country. Next, will the dreams of my father become the nightmare of 'Islamic' America?

In today's climate, the dif... (Below threshold)
irongrampa:

In today's climate, the difference between parody and sincerity is nearly impossible to detect. Great job, Mr. Tea--you nearly got me on that one.

Eric Robert Rudolph is a ra... (Below threshold)
Imhotep:

Eric Robert Rudolph is a racists. His stated motivation for bombing the abortion centers is because they abort white babies.

I know several people that are "pro-life" for the same reason; only white people get abortions and the 'minorities' (black/hispanics) don't and are overrunning the country with shear numbers.

I hope you are kidding JT. Your wikipedia link went to some weatherman in Chicago.

Wikipedia has it's problems... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

Wikipedia has it's problems, but to dismiss it out of hand is as myopic as accepting it without question. As Lawrence Solomon mentions, anyone can check the Discussion and History tabs to see if an article's content is in contention or not. I would say that many if not most articles on Wikipedia are not in contention and there are articles on obscure subjects that are difficult to find anywhere else.

I love it. Well played, Ja... (Below threshold)

I love it. Well played, Jay.

As for Wiki... Encyclopedia Brittanica is offering free full access to bloggers - you can request access here. It's a nice alternative to Wiki. Readers who are not registered will see the full article that you link to, just not the rest of the website.

Imhotep,If you fol... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

Imhotep,

If you follow Jay's Eric Rudolph link you will see that it takes you to a page about another terrorist named Bill Ayers. You know, the terrorist Obama has friendly relations with according to his campaign's web site, at least that's what it said at one time. Jay is drawing a connection from one terrorist the left hates to another terrorist the left defends. The implication is that how you feel about anyone defending Eric Rudolph is how you should feel about anyone defending Bill Ayers.

Crafty fellow that Jay Tea. If lefties are not carful they'll end up with a correct point of view. Well, at least on some things.

Superb and well played! </p... (Below threshold)

Superb and well played!

I sent this post on to an O... (Below threshold)
yetanotherjohn:

I sent this post on to an Obama supporter I know, an independant voter and a couple of GOP supporters. At least you aren't fretting about the contrast of politicianns who stand for hope and change, who are open to the press and those close minded reactionary politicians who try to isolate themselves from the reality presented to them by the press corp.

Why are are you angry at Ru... (Below threshold)
Stan25:

Why are are you angry at Rush Limbaugh, Jay? He is just doing the same thing that the drive by media was doing to the Republicans. They are the ones that put John McCain in as the Republican nominee, not the Republican voters. I think that turnabout is fair play. Oh you will not get anyone in the drivebys to admit that they did that. That is why they are so up ended about Operation Chaos.

Feel better now? Ommmmmmmm... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Feel better now? Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......be at peace, be as one with the universe. Suck in that carbon footprint.

Suck in that carbo... (Below threshold)
Suck in that carbon footprint.

Try a carbon debit! They're a great way we can all do our part to reduce the smug levels in this country.

> A primary is the property... (Below threshold)

> A primary is the property of the party that runs it, and should be reserved for just those registered members (and independents, if they choose to allow them) to express their sincere preferences.

Well, that should be the case. But since the Dems so effectively and openly sabotaged the GOP primaries, saddling the party with the despised McCain, it's only fair to return the favor.

And if Dems don't like it, then they will have to change their states' laws that they rigged to begin with, now that it has come back to bite them in the butt.

Try a carbon debit... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
Try a carbon debit!

Here's another way to take advantage of climate change hysteria and make money at home working on your computer. It's called the carbon hostage. You buy a pile of coal and post photos of it on e-bay or some other auction site. For a minimum bid you'll promise to rebury the coal, but if you don't get the bid you'll burn it.

Maybe the U.S. should use the carbon hostage strategy to extract money from Europe. It's really not much different then the carbon cap and trade schemes except that money flows to the U.S. instead of to Europe.

It's called the ca... (Below threshold)
It's called the carbon hostage.

Wonderful idea. I just may try it, if I can get some coal.

Who are you and what have y... (Below threshold)

Who are you and what have you done with Jay? Unless and until this post is refuted by the real Jay tea I will hold Wizbang personally responsible for anything that might go wrong in my life. Damn you people and your jocularity! Blogging is a damn serious game!

there is absolutely nothing... (Below threshold)
Dave W:

there is absolutely nothing wrong with Limbaugh and "Operation Chaos". He can make suggestions on the radio all day long, but it comes down to people's individual decisions. He didn't personally go change people's registrations. Primaries are not the property of the party, look at how we got John McCain. Independents and Democrats. If it's good enough to screw republicans with, it's good enough to screw democrats with.

If an individual wants to vote in a democrat primary, there is nothing wrong with that, no matter what the reason is. For anyone to suggest otherwise would quite simply be voter disenfranchisement. Since when does someone have to pass a litmus test to vote in a particular partys primary? oh, since Jim Crow! Why don't we throw out some new "voter tests" to make sure that we aren't letting in the "wrong types of people".

I can't tell if you are being sarcastic today, and i hope you are.

Why complain about using Wi... (Below threshold)
tonto:

Why complain about using Wikipedia references, I find the Wikipedia to be every bit as truthful as the MSM, maybe a tad more, depending on which publication you read.

Well, I guess if you insist... (Below threshold)
Texican:

Well, I guess if you insist ole eric bombed for idealogy, then would you also say 9/11 was for the same reason(s)? The end result of destruction of life and property is the same, just different numbers. Toss all the jerks in jail (if still living), or find 4 strong horses or the nearest tree.




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