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Breitbart V. Van Jones: “Bring it on Punks”

In Can You Hear Me Now?, Civil Lefts, Disappearing Ink on 24/03/2011 at 20:57

Andrew Breitbart (LIFE.com)

It is a comedic slight of history that Andrew Breitbart grew up on the mean streets of West L.A. rather than those of Flatbush or Dorchester. He has the irreverence of Muggs McGinnis and the cutting literacy of Norman Mailer, although the conservative web mogul is almost certainly not what Mailer had in mind when he thought of The New Journalism.

Nevertheless, Breitbart, a former progressive, is a street fighter, an in-the-trenches journalist provocateur who has become the bane of the New Left. While Glenn Beck received the accolades, it was Breitbart who kneecapped Van Jones, sending Obama’s communist-Truther advisor skulking out of the White House after a midnight resignation.

You gotta love this guy.

While Beck tends toward the “special,” Breitbart gives off at least the illusion that he’ll meet you in the alley to settle the matter — whatever the matter. It was Breitbart who offered $100,000 for even a snippet of footage that would show that tea party activists either spat on black members of Congress or uttered racial slurs at last year’s protest on the Capitol steps. There have been no takers to date.

Breitbart also supported James O’Keefe’s first forays into citizen journalism, resulting in Congress’s defunding of ACORN. He has since supported pro-lifer Lila Rose and another O’Keefe outing in their exposés of Planned Parenthood.

The aforementioned are a mere smattering of incidents that have propelled the Left to target Andrew Breitbart. He is one of the few conservatives in the country who can lather progressives into a vitriolic rage on the level of Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh.

And wouldn’t you know it, Van Jones is behind the latest attack.

Color of Change — don’t you just love these lefto names — an activist group co-founded by Jones, is calling for a boycott against the Huffington Post for publishing two recent entries by Breitbart.

Andrew Breitbart is a liar and a race-baiter,” wrote the organization. “Breitbart targets key people and institutions within our community, in particular those who have dared talk about the reality of racism and race in this country — Shirley Sherrod, the NAACP, President Obama, the Congressional Black Caucus. And he targets those that seek to increase Black political participation, like ACORN.”

By way of outing Color of Change, they are the group who immediately took up the cause of the Jenna Six, the black teenagers convicted of viciously beating white student Justin Barker, at a Louisiana high school in 2006.

Talk about race baiting. This outfit makes Al Sharpton look like the George Jefferson when it comes to fostering racial animus.

Van Jones is the ultimate race-baiter and this latest attack on Breitbart is just one of many in his quest to silence the free press and bring down democracy. While we have no particular love for the HuffPo, we all must resist the Left’s attempts to silence anyone with whom they disagree.


It’s a Wrap: Week in Review

In Weekly Rant on 12/03/2011 at 22:23

The revelation that most American conservatives can read without moving their lips has come as a shock to the radical left. It has been long overdue but, after all, it is they who have not been paying attention.

In Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker finally came to the game after reading Left Coast Ledger. Just kidding. But Walker must have been listening to someone who understands trade unionism and radical leftist strategy.

Less than a week into the fleebaggers’ boycott Greta Van Susteren inadvertently gave Walker the solution. She suggested that Walker could outmaneuver the AWOL Democrats by separating out budgetary measures and pass his collective bargaining legislation without a quorum. It took the legislature another two weeks but they finally got the message.

We also suggested that he wage warfare against the AWOL senators by fining, penalizing and cutting off their staff budgets. The slomos in the legislature finally did fine them as well.

At any rate someone got the message and the Governor has signed a bill that essentially ends collective bargaining privileges for state government employees. Now if they strike he should fire them and replace them with non-union employees, which will effectually break the unions.

Then the fine folks at NPR fell for wunderkind journalist James O’Keefe’s sting, and showed the world that public broadcasting is indeed liberally biased. O’Keefe, who is rapidly becoming a national treasure, will now go through a seemingly never-ending public scourging by the liberal media and blogosphere, while the Obama administration scrambles to continue funding public radio and television.

These groups—the ACORNS, the Planned Parenthoods and public broadcasting networks—are arms of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party; without them the left is seriously hampered in its efforts to socialize the nation.

Kudos to Andrew Breitbart for standing behind O’Keefe and pro-lifer Lila Rose in their efforts to uncloak the cultural Marxist agenda by exposing these government-funded front groups. Breitbart is right in his assertion that left wing bias in media cannot be stopped, but we sure as hell shouldn’t have to fund it.

Bill Maher actually got something right this week. Maher hates God. I don’t know if his dad molested him when he was a kid or what, but the guy definitely has a father problem. But this week that hatred actually turned for good when he told Muslim Democratic representative Keith Ellison that the Quran is a “hate-filled holy book” that inspires terrorism.

Ellison went on a fake crying jag during his opening testimony before the King committee Thursday, while pointing out that one Muslim firefighter at the WTC gave his life saving Christians. Ellison’s motive was not lost on anyone who has been on the planet for the last 10 years. We are unduly picking on Muslims. But Maher didn’t let him off the hook. “Obviously there is something going on, that they’re getting from the Quran,” said the host on his “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

That’s about it for this week.

Pray for Japan.

Time to Break Government Unions

In Weekly Rant on 19/02/2011 at 17:57

This week a UC San Diego newspaper editor published an article saying that the student body vice president was a “fat whore,” and printed an obscene photo with the editorial. The administration of this partially taxpayer-funded institution refused to take action, because it was the student editor’s “First Amendment right” to print it.

View the actual editorial here at your own risk.

In Wisconsin this week we have seen a glowing example of the kind of educators that shaped the young patriot who exercised his freedom of speech so eloquently. The teachers who had to be escorted out of their state capitol under armed guard to prevent them from working themselves into a frenzied mob. Their Democratic Party cohorts in the legislature are vacationing out of state.

Progressivism is running amok in our in our schools across the nation and the bang-to- buck ratio parents should expect in quality education for their children is not good. Unless of course you think putting a teenage wrestling champ on the mat against his female counterpart is high math.

It begins early. The state of elementary, secondary and higher education in the United States is in meltdown, and yet we continue to reward so-called educators with ridiculous benefits. Kids no more than 12 years old are “coming out” as gays and lesbians in middle schools. This is also covered under First Amendment rights, school boards will tell you.

U.S. students are lagging behind the rest of the world academically; we continue to trail nations like South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Finland and Canada. We are graduating students who cannot read, and all too often the very teachers who we entrust to protect and educate our children are engaging in sex with them.

At a time when we should be requiring higher standards in education and the educators that provide it, bankrupt states like California are providing something called “air time” to the deadbeats they have hired to teach our children, so they can collect pension benefits for five years they have not served.

The situation in Wisconsin is simply the tip of the mammoth iceberg of government collective bargaining insanity.

In 1981, Ronald Reagan broke PATCO for just what is occurring in Wisconsin this week. It is time, past time, that state and federal legislators end collective bargaining for the public employees who serve at the pleasure of the American taxpayer. These people do not work for corporate America; they work for us, and as their employer we deserve better.

The Wisconsin and national RNC should support conservative activists who are launching recall drives against the legislators who have brought the government to a standstill.

Governor Scott Walker should pull out the stops and use every legal devise at his disposal to force the legislature to act and fire every teacher that violates the public trust.

In an environment where unemployment now tops 10 percent (actual numbers are closer to 20 percent) an abundance of surplus educators exists; it is time for the states to break the death grip the NEA has on U.S. education.

That Barack Obama has weighed in on the side of the teachers and legislators who are violating their trust is telling. Once again this president has shown himself too entrenched in his leftist ideology to fulfill his duties.

It is time for citizens everywhere to besiege the White House with telephone and emails and tell the President to stay out of states’ business. It is time to tell federal and state legislators that government employee collective bargaining must end.