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Archive for January 23rd, 2010

Everybody Is A Prostitute

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2010/01/23

What’s your price? Would you be sexually involved with a person of your preferred gender, someone you didn’t know, someone you would never see again under any circumstances, if nobody else would ever know, if it was only fifteen minutes of your life, on the condition you received one billion dollars tax-free?

If you would do that under those circumstances, you are indeed a prostitute. What is left is to negotiate the price.

The same can be stated for political, societal, personal, religious, or any other frameworks. If you’ll do it provided your gain is high enough, you’re a prostitute. Only the price is important. And all relativists are prostitutes. Every single last one of them.

I am not a prostitute. What I gain is irrelevant to Truth. The ends does not justify the means (and SEER training is not torture, just so you know). And Truth is an absolute, not to be sold like a mess of pottage for your birthright.

Posted in Personal Responsibility, politically correct, politics, Real Life, society, truth | 1 Comment »

Where’s Waldo 2.0: The Anti-Competitive Version

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2010/01/23

Where’s Ellie Light? She’s everywhere. Chances are she lives in your hometown. Chances are she lives in your out-of-state relatives’ hometowns as well. Perhaps you’ve met her already.

Or maybe not.

Ellie Light has been published all across the US and even as far away as Thailand. You do know about Thailand, don’t you? With all of Ellie Light’s residences, it is obvious Ellie Light is uber-wealthy. How else could she own so many residences? Well, to be fair, maybe she just rents some of her residences. And Mansfield, Ohio is the place to live if you’re a billionaire. And while you’re selecting homes in my home state, you absolutely must own a home in Chillicothe or you’re not living in the right billionaire places.

Where’s Waldo 2.0, the anti-competitive version is a search for Ellie Light. And that search is easy. She lives in your town. She lives in every town. And she loves her some Obama. Michelle should be concerned about this stalker woman who loves her Obama and lives everywhere. Ellie Light, the stalker woman has huge money and could easily pull Barack away from Michelle with the lure of an easy life and easy money.

Okay, maybe not.

Ellie Light is an out-and-out fraud. Ellie Light is astroturf, plain and simple. Ellie Light is the personification of Cass Sunstein’s idea.

Sunstein advocates that the Government’s stealth infiltration should be accomplished by sending covert agents into “chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups.” He also proposes that the Government make secret payments to so-called “independent” credible voices to bolster the Government’s messaging (on the ground that those who don’t believe government sources will be more inclined to listen to those who appear independent while secretly acting on behalf of the Government).

So, clearly, Cass Sunstein, regulatory czar under Obama, is all for fraudulent and insipid attacks, misrepresentations, and flat out lies in order to achieve an agenda. What’s more, Cass Sunstein wants to provide lawyers to the rats in your house.

For all of you gamers who love to download cheats to the game, download the cheats at Patterico’s Pontifications for Where’s Waldo 2.0: The Anti-Competitive Version. In the comment thread there, you’ll learn that Ellie means “light” and that Cass’s daughter is Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein.

It is very clear there is plenty of fraud, misrepresentation, outright lies, whatever else going on here with the Ellie Light postings world-wide. What is not clear is whether it’s coming straight out of the Obama administration, ACORN, SEIU, or someone following Cass’s plan of infiltration to spread a pro-Obama message through fraud, misrepresentation and outright lies.

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“(T)ry to recruit bloggers who aren’t completely deranged”

Posted by Foxfier on 2010/01/23

The title is a suggestion to Charles Johnson.

Sadly, it’s not a suggestion on how to improve LGF– it’s meant to insult to the guys over a Pajamas Media. You know, back when they had really crazy folks, like The Anchoress— a really classy lady, as much as she’d demure– rather than someone described here?

…posted slurs, rumors, innuendo, material taken out of context, and outright falsehoods about Sverigedemokraterna and Vlaams Belang. He presented the material in a nasty, divisive, and vitriolic manner. And then he refused to back down and publicly withdraw any of his gross errors and misrepresentations when they were pointed out.

He and some other guy want to launch a “two-pronged campaign by which we hope to increase both the reach and efficiency of the blogosphere, as well as to bring pressure to bear on the media at large.” (…Apparently, they’re big on going to OPEN the barn door after the horse is gone, has found the neighbor’s mare and the foal is being saddle-broke….)

Alright, let me back up. You may be going, “who?” LGF looks more like a mis-typing of LFG than anything else. (A very good read, you might try it. Richard is evil.)

You might know of “Little Green Footballs”– it’s a blog. Got famous with that Dan Rather forged documents kerfluffle.

If you’re focused in on blogs, especially if you read my sidebar of linked stories, you might know of Gates of Vienna— they’re a really good anti-jihad site. That’s the first inkling I had that LGF’s guy was going nuts, about three years ago. I’ve never been a big reader of LGF, since there were always so many comments that it exhausted the time I could spend.

About that time, I started to notice a lot of the leftie and off-libertarian blogs I read linking to LGF, approvingly. I can’t remember reading really in depth, just filed stuff away in the “huh, I don’t agree with that, and it’s kind of important…” dump file. Not on the same level where I don’t agree with VC or LMA on what’s called “social issues”; those two worthies don’t go on the attack for it. They’ll defend their beliefs, promote their views, sure, but they don’t go psycho at the notion that folks might disagree with them on homosexuality or birth control.

Far cry from someone described by the NY Times Magazine as “a blog version of Animal Farm.”

Johnson seems obsessed with what others think of him, posting much more often than he used to about references to himself elsewhere on the Internet and breaking into comment threads (a recent one was about the relative merits of top- versus front-loaded washing machines) to call commenters’ attention to yet another attack on him that was posted at some other site.

If you’re curious about the evidence that the guy has gone Sullivan on us, try the comments here— Patterico found out he’d been banned when he tried to log in to defend himself from some accusations. When he posted on the topic, it triggered a long list of “I was banned from LFG for…” stories. A lot of the folks there, I recognize from around the blogosphere– they’re NOT crazy trolls who need banning. And that’s from ME! (I am a bit more authoritarian than most. I sure wouldn’t put up with a lot of the ‘just trying to start stuff’ folks that Granny Grump allows, for example.)

The Gateway link above has some links to other folks who put more time into watching him go nuts.  It’s sad, honestly– I can think of at least three big bloggers who have gone pretty nuts on at least one topic range, and two of the three I greatly enjoyed.  (Yeah, I remember loving Andrew Sullivan’s stuff…now he’s obcessed with funky alien-abduction style beliefs about Trig?)

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