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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Liberalism Produces Thuggery

   The Hawkins article linked to a list of violent attacks against conservatives supporting the claim that liberals hate conservatives and are more than willing to physically attack them. This clearly contradicts Lib POV's ignorance of the hate and violence of the left. I'll give the link and copy and paste a small sampling of the list. Daily Caller

November 2016:

-A high school student was attacked after she wrote that she supported Trump on social media. The perpetrator ripped her glasses off and punched her in the face.

-The president of Cornell University’s College Republicans was assaulted the night after Trump won the election.

-Students protesting Trump punched and kicked a Maryland high school student wearing a Make America Great Again hat.

-A high school student was arrested in Florida after he punched a classmate for carrying a Trump sign at school.

-A group of black men in Chicago attacked a white man while raging against Trump.

-Maryland high school students punched a student who was demonstrating in support of Trump, and then kicked him repeatedly while he was on the ground.

-“You support Trump. You hate Mexicans,” a California high school student yelled at a Trump supporter, before viciously beating the girl.

-An anti-bullying ambassador was arrested for shoving a 74-year-old man to the ground in a fight outside Trump tower where people upset over his win had gathered. The woman tied to Black Lives Matter caused the man to hit his head on the sidewalk.

-A Texas elementary school student was beaten by his classmates for voting for Trump in a mock election.

-Two men punched and kicked a Connecticut man who was standing with an American flag and a Trump sign.

December 2016:

-A Trump supporter was beaten and dragged by a car.

January 2017:

-A Trump supporter was knocked unconscious after airport protesters repeatedly beat him on the head.

-A Trump supporter was attacked after putting out a fire started by anti-Trump protesters.

-When Trump protesters encountered a driver with a pro-Trump flag on his car, they surrounded the vehicle, ripped off and began burning the flag, and pounded the car. They also punctured one the tires.

February 2017:

-Protestors knocked a 71-year-old female staffer for California GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher unconscious during a protest outside the representative’s office.

March 2017:

-Masked protesters at Middlebury College rushed AEI scholar and political scientist Charles Murray and professor Allison Stranger, pushing and shoving Murray and grabbing Stranger by her hair and twisting her neck as they were leaving a campus building. Stranger suffered a concussion. Protesters then surrounded the car they got into, rocking it back and forth and jumping on the hood.

April 2017:

-A parade in Portland, Ore.,was canceled after threats of violence were made against a Republican organization.

-Fears of violent protests shut down Ann Coulter’s UC Berkeley speech. Campus police had gathered intel on protesters who were planning to commit violence.

May 2017:

– Republican Rep. Tom Garrett, his family and his dog were targeted by a series of repeated death threats deemed credible by authorities.

-FBI agents arrested a person for threatening to shoot Republican Rep. Martha McSally over her support for Trump.

-Police in Tennessee charged a woman for allegedly trying to run Republican Rep. David Kustoff off the road.

-A former professor was arrested after police said they identified him on video beating Trump supporters with a U-shaped bike lock, leaving three people with “significant injuries.”

June 2017:

-James Hodgkinson opened fire on a congressional GOP baseball practice, injuring five, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

-Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney received an email threat that read, “One down, 216 to go,” shortly after the shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Notes: The Daily Caller is an American news and opinion website based in Washington, D.C.. It was founded by Tucker Carlson, a libertarian conservative political pundit, and Neil Patel, former adviser to former Vice President Dick Cheney. The Daily Caller produces sensational headlines and has a right wing bias in reporting and has made false claims according to Snopes and Politifact. (7/19/2016) Updated (4/21/2017)"

Nobody said...

Goofus,

Calling into question the bias of a source is exactly what I did with Mother Jones. Your problem is that you refuse to see the left wing bias of your sources (Mother Jones is left wing). You firmly believe left wing media is "professional journalism" while "right wing media" is immediately discredited simply by being "right wing." The convenient part of that type of thinking is it allows you to immediately discard opposing views without "critically thinking" about ideas you disagree with. You are doing what liberals do all too much -- engaging in "lazy" thinking and refusing to "think critically" about anything. Right wing views are just as legitimate as left wing views.

Snopes and Politifact have both been accused of a liberal bias. So you are relying on a liberal source to call a conservative source biased. I can do the same to you -- here's a conservative source calling politifact biased with links proving it:

http://thefederalist.com/2016/12/16/running-data-politifact-shows-bias-conservatives/

There are two links in this article to politifact "fact checks." In one, they rate a claim by Ron Paul that there was no income tax before 1913. They rate that as "half true." Then they rated a similar claim by Democrat Jim Webb as "mostly true." If you follow the link, you will see that they "corrected" their judgement to "half true" on December 20. The article I linked to above pointed out this hypocrisy on Dec. 16, so Politifact changed their judgement after being caught calling a Republican statement "half true" and then later calling a nearly identical statement by a Democrat "mostly true." Bias.

Nobody said...

https://www.allsides.com/news-source/mother-jones


"Mother Jones bias rating is Left.

Mother Jones (abbreviated MoJo) is a politically left-wing[2] American magazine"

Mother Jones was a socialist/communist - "She was a part of the Knights of Labor, the Industrial Workers of the World (COMMUNIST),[3] the Social Democratic Party (COMMUNIST),[3] the Socialist Party of America"

Nobody said...

To get back on topic, the attacks referenced above are FACTS. They did occur. They DO demonstrate the violent hysteria with which the left has responded to the election of Trump and belies their true feelings towards fellow Americans who have a different political outlook than do they. Choosing to ignore such FACTS, as Lib POV does, only proves his own personal bias.

Open your eyes and your mind.

Anonymous said...

Nobody

"Numerous media outlets—including NPR’s Weekend Edition, Vox, and KQED’s Forum— interviewed Bauer, as did Longform, Columbia Journalism Review, and Nieman Storylab. Discussing the ethical considerations in immersive journalism, the Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan wrote that Bauer’s investigation showed that “the best journalism must peel back layers to reveal the truth.”
Writer and journalism professor Jay Rosen commended Mother Jones for “just a phenomenal work of reportage,” while The New Yorker’s Emily Nussbaum wrote that Bauer’s investigation “is literally why journalism exists & why we have to pay for it.”
“My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard” continues to receive accolades and has ranked among numerous lists for the best reporting of 2016. Nearly 2 million people have now read the 350,000-word exposé, and others continue to dive in and discuss it. And with President Donald Trump signaling that he wants to ramp up the use of private prisons, Bauer’s investigation will prove to be more relevant than ever."

https://ethics.journalism.wisc.edu/shadid-finalist-shane-bauer/

Anonymous said...

Nobody

Having a Liberal or Conservative Bias is not the same as making false claims or being propaganda.

"Mother Jones was named magazine of the year on Tuesday for finding “new ways to engage audiences and continue its practice of fearless journalism,” the sponsors of the National Magazine Awards announced."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/business/media/magazine-of-the-year-awards.html

Anonymous said...

Nobody

"Mother Jones wins Shorenstein Center’s 2017 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting"

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/newsplus/mother-jones-wins-shorenstein-centers-2017-goldsmith-prize-for-investigative-reporting/

Anonymous said...

Nobody

"But when The Daily Caller has reached for the big scoop, the results have been less impressive. Headline-grabbing exclusives—mostly intercepted e-mails and tweets and attacks on media rivals—have exploded across the web before fizzling under scrutiny. Sexed-up headlines burned above stories too twisted or bland to support them. Quotes were ripped out of context, corrections buried, and important disclosures dismissed. It’s a picture that sits uncomfortably alongside the vision laid out by Carlson at CPAC, one that has drummed up clicks but little respect.

Ask Carlson himself if he’s living up to the mission of a truth-seeking reporting house, and he gives a firm “yes.” Plenty in Washington would disagree."

http://archives.cjr.org/feature/the_great_right_hype.php

Nobody said...

Every source and organization you cite has a left-wing tilt. Liberals patting one another on the back and bestowing awards on each other does not prove that do not have a bias. Liberals calling conservatives biased is par for the course.

MOTHER JONES IS A LIBERAL PUBLICATION. End of story. You can continue to refuse to believe the truth, if you like. That will only serve to confirm your personal bias and inability to consider other viewpoints.

If you want to talk about fake stories, what is your opinion of the CNN dust up? They lost three reporters and issued a retraction on the Russia-Trump issue. By your standard, this means they are no longer credible in any way (which is probably true). Do you agree?

Finally, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, your attack on the sources, which is the first thing you did on this thread, is a common tactic of you and the left in general. Rather than discuss the substance of the FACTS, you attack the source. The list of attacks on conservatives by liberals listed in the thread are FACTS that you continue to ignore. Perhaps you don't believe they happened because they have not been reported by your liberal sources. Here is the part of media bias you are probably too stupid to understand, but I'll try to explain it to you anyway. Let's say a dog bites a man in a local town. The local paper receives a report on the dog bite, but decides it was not a significant enough of a story to warrant reporting, so they just don't report it. Does that mean that the man was not bitten by the dog? No, he was bitten. The editors of the paper simply chose not to report it. Liberal bias is invisible to people like you. Liberal editors at liberal media outlets (like Mother Jones) simply choose not to cover the same stories mainstream or conservative outlet choose to cover. They report the things that fit their narratives and political outlook. Conservative outlets do the same thing. YOU need to read BOTH sides of a story.

Open your eyes and your mind.

Care to discuss the ACTUAL TOPIC of this thread -- the LONG list of violent attacks on conservatives by liberals -- rather than trying to derail the discussion by just talking about sources? Try this -- go to the article itself. Every attack discussed includes a link to the actual news reporting of the event, not just the Daily Caller.

Anonymous said...

Nobody

I think the Trump and Russia want to discredit American journalism, create doubt and by doing so eliminated freedom of the press.
This is a very slippery slope you and fellow conservative are on. Journalist risk their live every day to bring truth or what is perceived at the moment as truth, most are ethical. The CNN journalist were likely setup by people wanting to discredit CNN and kill the Trump Russian connection.
You believe Harvard to be untrustworthy?

Sarkazein said...

Trump and Putin don't need help, the MSM is doing it to themselves.

CLICK HERE

Blogger said...

Nobody to Goofus "Care to discuss the ACTUAL TOPIC of this thread -- the LONG list of violent attacks on conservatives by liberals -- rather than trying to derail the discussion by just talking about sources?" Good catch Nobody. Goofus has been pulling this troll trick ever since we started this blog. And, some reader always suckers in without catching that they have been had until they have exhausted themselves. But, as Goofus often observes himself, it does drive up our readership though.

Anonymous said...

Blogger

You consistently post garbage propaganda from non ethical media that's either hyped headlines, Fake News, half truths or outright lies.
Some of the individual criminal events likely took place but you can't broad brush paint all reasonable citizens who oppose this mentally unstable, unethical, unqualified man baby currently occupying the White House with questionable legitimacy.
One other thing childish use of words like "Goofus" suggest you know your arguments are weak, requiring petty childish elementary school behavior, to somehow lift a nonexistent fact based response.

Nobody said...

Blogger,

Goofus serves several functions on your thread:

1) He embarrasses liberalism. Anyone with half a brain can see that he is unable to discuss any topic with any semblance of intelligence. His comments are often off-topic, nonsensical, filled with empty phrases and buzz words ("justice" and "humanity") and he relies over much on copy and paste in an attempt to cover up his intellectual shortcomings. Over the years, I (and probably everyone else) have noticed that no other liberals attempt to defend him or come to his aid. They are embarrassed that he is the poster child of liberalism on your blog.

2) He serves as an excellent punching bag. Conservatives can use him to educate the casual reader. The best part about Goofus as a punching bag is that he shares an identical IQ.

3) He's fun. I can't tell you how much I enjoy toying with the poor dolt. USSRY is rubbing off on me I guess. It can get frustrating when you try to nail him down and he refuses to answer pointed questions with direct answers, but his failures only serve to confirm his limited intellect or perhaps, expose the fact that he has no answers to such questions. Your Bible quiz on the other thread is an excellent example. He knows he cannot answer the questions you posed so he just ignores them. He thinks we will forget, but we know and we remember.

Nobody said...

Hey, Goofus!

What kind of mealy-mouthed comment is this: "SOME of the individual criminal events LIKELY took place..." (My emphasis added.)

Are you saying that these factual, documented instances did NOT actually occur? DID YOU ACTUALLY TAKE THE TIME TO GO THE ACTUAL ARTICLE BLOGGER LINKED TO AND THEN FOLLOW THE LINKS ON EACH ATTACK TO SEE THAT THEY OCCURRED??? I'm betting not. Who is practicing "lazy thinking" now? You! That's who!

Nobody said...

And while we are on a thread about liberal violence against conservatives, Congressman Scalise (the victim of the shooting you STILL refuse to unconditionally condemn) has been returned to intensive care and had to undergo another surgery.

I guess that makes your liberal "soul" happy.

Sarkazein said...

Over 100 cops injured by "protestors" at the G7. Liberal thugs are protesting having to work for a living.

Blogger said...

Nobody you wrote: “Goofus serves several functions on your thread:” Note that several call one Anonymous “Goofus”, and he never complains. However when I did it, he took exception. From the beginning of this blog years ago, I have been plagued with a Liberal POV, and also our readers identified possibly three Anons. One, can’t write a sensible sentence even. The second is a nuisance but every once and awhile says something, and a third who actually does paste something with some content.
As you know at one point, one of them was doing nothing except trying to wreck the blog. So, finally I banned him from the blog. But after a time, the number two and the number three anons began to slip back in, so I finally decided if he posted anything with even a little substance on topic, I would give in and let him post. I really don’t now if we have one or three.
I do know though, as the saying goes, toss a stick into a pack of dogs and the one you hit will yelp. So occasionally I will throw in a stick like calling him Goofus and sure enough one of them yelps. I did tell myself years ago that having him or them on was O. K. because it educated our readers about how wrong lefties can be.

Anonymous said...

Blogger

Why would you want to post misinformation, propaganda or half truths? How is a misinformed society in anyone's benefit? There are actual journalist and reputable sources of information available to you why choose those from sites funded by right wing conservative billionaires with there personal agendas?

USS Rodger Young said...

noneymouse coward,

I see you continue to dodge the leftist violence question. The left (the ones you support) just tried killing Republican Congressmen. Not a peep from the village idiots (you). So much for a peaceful transition of power. Over the years, we've heard you dolt yap and babble about how "scary" conservatives were. Yet, Conservatives almost NEVER resort to violence, at least they haven't in a couple hundred years since God inspired us to revolt.

Not a peep about the man who protestors shot to death in Charlotte, NC at a leftist protest right after Trump became YOUR President. Why no condemnation of this death which was committed by extremists (all liberals)? I thought the left was for peace. Don't you dolts constantly yap about Jesus turning the cheek? As hypocrisy would have it, you dolts certainly aren't turning the other cheek. And, again, this is why you LOST the election. Keep it up, and you will stoke the silent majority into hyperawareness and they'll do it again in 3 years.

Reading your inane, recycled diatribe that refuses to even acknowledge the left has a problem with violence gives me hope. From refusal to acknowledge violence associated with Islam, to refusing to speak about the violence I mentioned above, the left is running itself into the ground. You idiots were always extremists, but now your extremism is out in the open for many to see.

Although not related directly to violence, I must close by mentioning Reality Winner. This is another episode you slugs just want to go away. This traitor epitomizes the liberal left. You will destroy yourselves and others to try and get your way. You remind me of terrorists who resort to idealism and idealism inspired violence as method of attaining some obscure utopia that no one really knows much about. Your failure to denigrate Reality Winner highlights your support of an all out effort to destroy society and societal standards that made America the exceptional country it is.

I don't need any type of media to come to this conclusion, unlike you. I've never followed the media to oblivion, like you. Typical liberal socialist sheep - a lemming ready to walk off a cliff and not knowing why.

Your ole pal

USS Rodger Young

Hanna Reichle

USS Rodger Young said...

I see the village idiot is wondering how he'll offline yet another truth post. LOL. I won.

Your ole pal

USS Rodger Young

USS Rodger Young said...

Still nothing. The village idiot is befuddled again. LOL!!! Stings don't it.

Your ole pal

USS Rodger Young

Anonymous said...

Conservatives had rather make childish insults and personal attacks than have an actual fact based civil debate of Conservative political public policy effectiveness and constitutionally. Notice none here want explain their desire for filtered right wing propaganda, half truths, dishonest headlines on routine stories, or stories pushing unconstitutional agendas. Conservatives have lots of options for factual information from award winning ethical journalism, why go to dishonest information sources as Blogger posts here?

USS Rodger Young said...

noneymouse coward,

liberal socialist sheep extremists ignore violence, bigotry, and racism so they aren't forced into a fact based civil debate of liberal political public policy effectiveness and constitutionality (Wolf's Head and the Detroit mess already did this). Notice not one fringe left socialist (you) want to explain their desire for filtered left wing propaganda, half truths, one-sided reporting, or stories pushing inconvenient subjects that don't support the radical left oppression theory. Liberals have an easy option to obtain the truth - quit watching fake news sources such as MSNBC and CNN and do something truly radical - think for yourself!!!

Part of personal responsibility is not following what others tell you, especially the "award winning journalists" like Rachael Maddow or Dan Rather, but finding your own way through free thought and your very own intuition. Many years of nanny state control, poor parenting, public education, and corporate predatory colleges will do that to you.

I see you dodge my post above calling you out for failing to castigate your fellow left wingers who shot Republican Congressmen and police officers a few weeks back. Why do you continually refuse to talk about that? Is it inconvenient to talk about, or is it because you support the shooter's actions?

I see you dodge my post above detailing liberal inspired violence that killed a Charlotte man shortly following Trump's massive victory during a protest. Why do you ignore the black man killed on TV - is it because he was black or because a fellow liberal was the one who shot him?

I see you dodge my post above asking why you, and your fellow extremist liberal sheep, never denounce Islam inspired violence against women and non-believers. And why you continually denounce peaceful Watauga County Christians. Which church here in Watauga County is the main violator in your jaundiced eyes? Mt. Vernon Baptist Church maybe. Or maybe Bethel Baptist Church? Yep, those church members stone women outside church each Sunday don't they? LOL.

I see you dodge my post above asking why liberal socialist sheep extremists (you), won't mention Reality Winner. You know, the liberal leftist traitor who gave state secrets away for nothing more than liberal idealism. In other words, she hated Donald Trump and thought she would get even by putting state secrets at risk. Talk about the left being radical - you dolts are making a name for yourselves. The fact you won't talk about Reality Winner shows your support for her. And you wonder why D. Trump is YOUR President? LOL!! Duh!

The award winning journalists you mentioned above - they won't talk about the above subjects either. Makes you wonder how they won all those awards when they won't report on women being stoned to death, traitors in our midst, or liberal inspired violence. Those "awards" must have been given by other liberal extremists. LOL

Do you ever get tired of being owned time and again? I hope not because every time you post, the fence sitting moderates get a taste of true extremism.

Ball's in your court noneynmouse coward. My guess is you're ready to retreat again. LOL. Stings don't it pardner.

Your ole pal

USS Rodger Young

Crinley Hostetler

Anonymous said...

RY

Continues to want this debate to be petty childish rants, rather than about the cruelty, injustice, unconstitutionality, undemocratic and bigotry of Conservative public policy.

USS Rodger Young said...

And we have it yet again - a pedantic one line quip indicative of the village idiot who refuses to answer simple, straightforward questions. Beaten again. The typical liberal exit strategy is in full play. I won.

Your ole pal

USS Rodger Young

Anonymous said...

Blogger

Could you give Roger Young some kind "Special" award so he can feel like a winner.

Blogger said...

Special award for RY. But I don't really have to because she already knows she is and she declares it so with every zinger.😃

Anonymous said...

RY

You a real winner, even Blogger says so.

USS Rodger Young said...

My, my my, it appears I've really pissed off the noneymouse coward!! LOL!! Not hard to do my friend because I'm right. Being right is most of the battle. The other half is actually formulating a free thought unencumbered by the platitudes of others.

Finally, you continue to dodge my difficult questions above regarding your stubborn refusal to address liberal inspired violence, liberal inspired Reality Winner, and the liberal inspired decision not to call out Islam for racist, bigoted, sexist violence against women, gays, and anyone who is not one of them. What are you afraid of my confused friend. You can either answer the questions or continue to be pissed off!!!! Stings don't it.

Your ole pal

USS Rodger Young

Scott Buck

USS Rodger Young said...

Blogger, perhaps we could begin a biggest dolt award. Or most Marxist award. Or most sheep-like award. Or the village idiot award. LOL

USS Rodger Young said...

I vote for the Village Idiot Award. LOL!! I won