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Monday, April 18, 2011

Video: Leftist Thugs Boo During National Anthem in Madison, WI

The Tea Party won the day in Madison, WI with respect to the collective bargaining debate. The final nail in the coffin appears to have been Prosser's re-election to the state Supreme Court. Perhaps that's why the leftist thugs who showed up at the Madison Tea Party were in such a rotten mood, so rotten in fact that they booed during the national anthem. In a display of how slow they are to catch onto what they were doing, the entire song was almost over before they changed gears and began singing. Take note of the complete disrespect shown for the Star Spangled Banner by this gaggle of whack jobs.

Via Breitbart:

Video: NYPD Arrests Man for Talking on Sidewalk

Believe it or not, the headline of this post is not misleading. This arrest is literally more absurd than arresting someone for dropping a biodegradable peanut shell in a field of grass. The video starts out with the NYPD issuing a citation to a man who was caught riding a bicycle on the sidewalk. Another man walks by the scene and jokes with the cyclist, saying that he's an adult and should know better than to ride his bike on the sidewalk - an obvious jibe directed at the cops through the cyclist. Clearly, the man was mocking the law but I don't think that's grounds for an arrest.

The NYPD thought differently. Via Hot Air:

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Paul Krugman Loses his Conscience in Three Months

Within hours of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting on January 8th, the New York Times's Paul Krugman blamed that shooting on the 'rhetoric' of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Sarah Palin. He also insinuated a motive that proved not to exist. Krugman pointed to Palin's 'crosshairs' map that highlighted congressional races that needed attention and used logic that said Giffords could have been a target of the Tea Party because she didn't lose in November.

That was THEN and THIS is now. It took Krugman just a bit more than three months to encourage the left to engage in 'uncivil' discourse.
Last week, President Obama offered a spirited defense of his party’s values — in effect, of the legacy of the New Deal and the Great Society. Immediately thereafter, as always happens when Democrats take a stand, the civility police came out in force. The president, we were told, was being too partisan; he needs to treat his opponents with respect; he should have lunch with them, and work out a consensus.

That’s a bad idea. Equally important, it’s an undemocratic idea.
Then Krugman goes Alinsky on the Heritage Foundation, singling the organization out in much the same way the Koch brothers were singled out in Wisconsin. Krugman then ends his call to incivility thusly:
Sorry to be cynical, but right now “bipartisan” is usually code for assembling some conservative Democrats and ultraconservative Republicans — all of them with close ties to the wealthy, and many who are wealthy themselves — and having them proclaim that low taxes on high incomes and drastic cuts in social insurance are the only possible solution.

This would be a corrupt, undemocratic way to make decisions about the shape of our society even if those involved really were wise men with a deep grasp of the issues. It’s much worse when many of those at the table are the sort of people who solicit and believe the kind of policy analyses that the Heritage Foundation supplies.

So let’s not be civil. Instead, let’s have a frank discussion of our differences. In particular, if Democrats believe that Republicans are talking cruel nonsense, they should say so — and take their case to the voters.
In Krugman's defense, the left has shown that it doesn't need much of a reason to engage in thuggish behavior and incivility. Here is a case in point:

That said, this dose of hypocrisy from Krugman could choke a donkey.

h/t Weasel Zippers
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