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Leftists Prove They Are The Disease … AGAIN

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/11/01

Robert Stacy McCain provides more evidence that the Leftists are not carriers of a disease, but are in fact the essence of the disease themselves. (Republished in its entirety, with explicit permission from RS McCain himself.*)

Democrat Troll Accounts Wage Hateful ‘War on Women’ Against Dana Loesch

Posted on | November 1, 2012 | 18 Comments and 33 Reactions

Evidently, the polls in the Missouri Senate race — which show Claire McCaskill at only 45% and Todd Akin within 2 points — have unhinged Democrats, who have adopted a “kill-the-messenger” frenzy against St. Louis-based Dana Loesch:

Surely, @DLoesch ‘s husband hate-fucks her – and she likes it – because she knows that she and her miserable vagina deserve to be punished.

Why does Twitter @Support permit vile monsters like @KognitiveDiss to use their service, and thereby make Twitter such a toxic pool of filth? This isn’t about “Free Speech.” The First Amendment imposes no requirement on commercial providers to allow their services to be abused in this digusting manner. Dana Loesch’s political opinions — she wrote about the Missouri Senate race yesterday — should not make her an open target for these kind of hatefully obscene attacks from troll accounts.

UPDATE: Here’s a nice video from Glenn Beck’s “American Voices” series in which Dana Loesch explains who she is:

What kind of wicked person — what kind of vicious twisted soul — would say the hateful things about her that @KognitiveDiss has said? And why would Twitter @Support not automatically delete that kind of troll account?

*Permission declaration. (And could someone explain to this neophyte how to do a proper twitter blockquote? I’m blockquoting RS McCain’s article in visual and not text, which I tried to do with the tweets.)

@rsmccain wrote abt @dloesh and the disease @KognitiveDiss . I want to repub it in its entirety. Can I have permission? http://tinyurl.com/bkgvxcj 

10:01 PM – 1 Nov 12 ·

Tweet text Reply to @TruthBeforeDis @rsmccain @Dloesh @KognitiveDiss

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@TruthBeforeDis Sure. Just give us a link.

UPDATE: I had a brief twitter convo with the Leftist disease. And I hate what 140-char limits do to writing.

John Hitchcock John Hitchcock @TruthBeforeDis 01 Nov
@KognitiveDiss FYI, U’r not from hum civ either. U love the idea of Conserv women being ravaged and brutalized. U’r a disease 2b vanquished.

Kognitive Diss Kognitive Diss
@KognitiveDiss
@TruthBeforeDis You’d be truly surprised at how many of those same conservative women want nothing more than to be ravaged. #50Shades ofGrey
11:22 PM – 01 Nov 12

Is there any doubt, any doubt at all, that Leftism is a disease?

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If You Are Coming Here for the First Time Today #BrettKimberlin

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/29

Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey may not live in a country governed by the US Constitution but every one of Truth Before Dishonor’s authors do.

UPDATE: I thought I was being snarktastic when I added the above sentence to my blog posts yesterday, but it turns out I was far more accurate than I had thought. I thought Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey actually lived in, you know, Maryland. It turns out I was mistaken. He lives in the Caribbean, where the US Constitution and the First Amendment is not the Law of the Land. And he declared his lack of interest in US Supreme Court rulings, which ran counter to what he did. For more information, read the Conservative Commune and Patterico’s Pontifications. And I fully intend to republish Patterico’s article here.

The below article (with the above title) was originally written by Aaron Walker, a Virginia attorney who blogs under the name of Aaron Worthing on 20120525:

A few links to help you sort things out if you are coming here for the first time today.
First, start here where you get to read my blockbuster post describing how convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin tried to frame me for a crime.  I know that sounds like hyperbole, but follow the links, read the post and you will realize it is not.  I prove my case with primary documents and even video evidence.  In other words, you don’t have to believe my word, just your eyes.  I admit it is long, but I have a lot to tell you.  And at the end, I will show you how you can help.
Then I would suggest you click over to Patrick Frey’s (a.k.a. Patterico’s) equally astounding post discussing how this same crew that has been harassing harassed him and one of them tried to get him killed.
And if you want to help out with this situation, there are two ways to consider.
First, today has been declared Everyone Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day.
Second, if you are inclined to give financial help to myself and Robert Stacy McCain to give us relief from our hardships, go to the National Bloggers Club Relief Fund For Aaron Walker and Robert Stacy McCain, here.

And of course everyone who is helping and supporting me today…  I give you my warmest thanks.

Update: It is beyond impossible to thank every single person who is linking, tweeting, facebooking, talking about Brett Kimberlin today.  There’s too many of you–which also means there are too many people to sue!  So I just wanted to thank all of you as a group.  This day has been awesome and its only halfway through.

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Follow me at Twitter @aaronworthing, mostly for snark and site updates.  And you can purchase my book (or borrow it for free if you have Amazon Prime), Archangel: A Novel of Alternate, Recent History here.  And you can read a little more about my novel, here.

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I strongly urge everyone to read my permissions declaration!  I strongly urge everyone to quote in their entirety all Kimberlin articles Truth Before Dishonor has republished from Aaron’s blogsite and declare they were republished from Truth Before Dishonor!  And examine the copyright law, showing my blanket permission to repost what is found on my site to be protection against any “copyright infringement”, making a rogue judge-coerced Aaron Worthing incapable of forcing you to take-down your article.

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Go, Read Patterico’s Lastest… Now! (Update: Donate here!)

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/29

Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey may not live in a country governed by the US Constitution but every one of Truth Before Dishonor’s authors do.

UPDATE: I thought I was being snarktastic when I added the above sentence to my blog posts yesterday, but it turns out I was far more accurate than I had thought. I thought Maryland Judge CJ Vaughey actually lived in, you know, Maryland. It turns out I was mistaken. He lives in the Caribbean, where the US Constitution and the First Amendment is not the Law of the Land. And he declared his lack of interest in US Supreme Court rulings, which ran counter to what he did. For more information, read the Conservative Commune and Patterico’s Pontifications. And I fully intend to republish Patterico’s article here.

The below article (with the above title) was originally written by Aaron Walker, a Virginia attorney who blogs under the name of Aaron Worthing on 20120525:

Update: Here’s where you can donate to help my and Robert McCain’s family.

Didn’t you hear me?  I said, now!

Joking aside, one thing I left out of my story is how Patrick wrote a long letter to Maryland state authorities urging them to drop charges against me.  I didn’t mention it, because Patrick asked me to hold it back, because it broke news that he wanted to break himself, his way.  Which is a fair request since he did me that solid by writing it in the first place.
I am 90% sure that this means that Patrick has no problem with me publishing the letter.  Here’s an excerpt from it:
Kimberlin filed a ridiculous complaint about me with the California State Bar, claiming among other things that he is “disabled” because he is a felon, and that by writing about his felonious history I was “discriminating” against the “disabled” in violation of California law.
And as soon as I get confirmation from Patrick, I will be putting up a full copy.
By the way, it is funny that they refer to disability discrimination, because there is some evidence that they are themselves practicing disability discrimination.  There is some evidence that they singled me out because I have learning disabilities, falsely believing that this made me somehow uniquely incapable of psychologically withstanding their attacks, as though being dyslexic, etc. is like being bi-polar or something.  It isn’t.  It’s more like being paraplegic or blind—one part is broken, the rest is fine.
In fact an argument can be made that growing up with my disabilities and frankly facing a level of discrimination that people in my demographic don’t ordinarily face toughened me up.  Let me give you a concrete example.

One of my disabilities, dysgraphia, in my particular case, is a disability makes it very hard to write by hand.  When I write by hand, I have been clocked at write four times the “normal” person’s speed when I print, and twelve times the normal person’s speed when I try to write in cursive.  On the other hand, when I type I am perfectly normal, and so that is what I do most of the time.

But I didn’t have that option growing up.  I couldn’t lug around a laptop computer all the time as I do today, because they didn’t exist when I was in high school (or they were prohibitively expensive—I am honestly not sure what the state of technology was back then).  So yes I dropped out of the 11th grade, but what kind of person can make it through 11 grades with that kind of difficulty weighing him down?
I’ll tell you what kind: the most stubborn b*stard you are ever likely to meet, that is what kind.  Indeed the best man at my wedding actually argued that in me my stubbornness became a virtue in me.  I was tenacious in achieving my goals, and I was stubborn in my loyalty to my friends, my dedication to justice and even in my love with my wife.
But of course most relevant here, stubbornly dedicated to seeing that justice be done.  Which is precisely why Brett Kimberlin picked the wrong man to commit a crime against.  He will pay a price for what he did, in the courts of Virginia, and hopefully in the Maryland criminal justice system, too.
Anyway, enough jawboning.  Go read Patrick’s newest piece.  It will be on par with the blockbuster post I wrote that started all of this and you know that is saying something.
And finally to everyone blogging, tweeting, Facebooking, etc. about Brett Kimberlin today, there is simply no way to thank all of you by name.  But know that I thank you, and that everyone you are defending today—not just me, but Seth Allen, Mandy Nagy (who has gone through a similar nightmare for accurately describing Brett Kimberlin’s criminal record), Patrick Frey, and Robert Stacy McCain—and probably other people whose names we haven’t learned yet.
And you are Spartacus.  Or maybe Fonzicus:
Seriously, thank you very much.
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Follow me at Twitter @aaronworthing, mostly for snark and site updates.  And you can purchase my book (or borrow it for free if you have Amazon Prime), Archangel: A Novel of Alternate, Recent History here.  And you can read a little more about my novel, here.

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I strongly urge everyone to read my permissions declaration!  I strongly urge everyone to quote in their entirety all Kimberlin articles Truth Before Dishonor has republished from Aaron’s blogsite and declare they were republished from Truth Before Dishonor!  And examine the copyright law, showing my blanket permission to repost what is found on my site to be protection against any “copyright infringement”, making a rogue judge-coerced Aaron Worthing incapable of forcing you to take-down your article.

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Brett Kimberlin Harasses Stacy McCain By Contacting His Wife’s Employer

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/23

Originally published by Patterico.

Stacy McCain:

Convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin on Monday continued his effort to silence those who write about his criminal past by contacting my wife’s employer, claiming that I was “harassing” him. The resulting security concern required immediate relocation if I was to be able to continue writing about the case of Kimberlin, a violent felon, perjurer and admitted tax cheat who is employed as the director of a 501(c)3 non-profit that has collected $1.8 million in contributions since 2005.

Harassing family members; claiming that truthful criticism is “harassment”; taking complaints to a critic’s workplace . . . all of these tactics fit a pattern some of us have witnessed for months. Stacy is not the only one to suffer through this sort of treatment. He’s just the latest.

Kimberlin’s associates have asked for pictures of my wife; mentioned the names of Stacy’s children; outed a commenter of mine and made references to his family; made references to Aaron’s wife; and so forth. They love bringing family into these battles. Again, it’s part of a pattern.

This is what your “non-profit” money buys, donors! Be proud!

You’ll hear about all of it in coming days and weeks. But bear with us. The harassment has been an almost daily occurrence for almost a year, so there’s no way the whole story can be told in a short post or two. But it will be told.

Ace wants people to cover this, and says that those who don’t are acting like the bystanders in the Kitty Genovese case:

It is very easy to decide “this isn’t any of my trouble” and permit vicious behavior.

Easy. Perhaps understandable.

But hardly ethical. And certainly not heroic.

Who wants to get involved? Easier, and surely safer, just to duck one’s head and hide, and hope the danger visits someone else.

Perhaps the alligator will prefer to eat someone else first. Perhaps his belly will be full.

And why should you stick your neck out?

Hey, it’s not like the Conservative Media is supposed to cast a spotlight on injustice, stick up for the common man abused by bullies, or fight leftist outrages.

It’s not as if we’re supposed to fight the fights that others shy away from, right?

We’re all just supposed to sit back and let the traffic money roll in.

Right?

It’s easier that way. A few victims here and there aren’t our concern. We’ve got bigger things to worry about. We’ve got to keep focused on The Big Things, which just happen to be, felicitously enough, the things that won’t draw any heat.

Lee Stranahan has stepped up, with this video:

I will repeat a couple of points. First, this isn’t about dredging up a crime that happened 34 years ago. Kimberlin has done plenty since then. He made claims about selling pot to Dan Quayle — claims that the lefty author of a book about Kimberlin believes are false. He deceptively avoided paying a wrongful death judgment to the widow of the man he blew up. He sued a small-time blogger in 2011 for telling the truth about him, and made several false statements about his history under oath in an effort to win a large cash judgment. He made several provably false statements regarding his encounter with Aaron Walker, in an effort to get the State of Maryland to prosecute Walker. He has regularly defamed, harassed, and stalked people who criticized him.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, folks.

One more point that I have made before and will make again: this is not about partisan politics. Kimberlin thuggishly went after a left-leaning attorney who represented Aaron pro bono. He went after the lefty author of the book Citizen K. I believe this country is filled with millions of honorable people with left-leaning beliefs who would never tolerate the kind of behavior we have seen from this man.

Brett Kimberlin has no politics. He is all about making money. Don’t make this into a partisan battle. That’s what he wants.

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Robert Stacy McCain on Convicted Bomber and Perjurer Brett Kimberlin

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/23

Originally published by Patterico.

McCain’s post is here, and it has been linked by Instapundit. Since Instapundit gets literally millions of page views a month, that means Stacy’s post has been seen by a lot of people, including journalists. Here’s an excerpt:

Since 2005, Kimberlin’s tax-exempt organization has raked in at least $1.8 million (JTMP’s 2011 IRS forms are not yet publicly available online), a remarkable total for a convicted felon who in 1981 was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for one of the most notorious criminal rampages in Indiana history. The fact that Kimberlin appears to be especially targeting bloggers who have reported on his infamous reputation as a violent and dishonest criminal suggests the possibility that his “progressive activism” is actually an attempt to suppress the truth about his sociopathic tendencies by silencing his critics.

Law-enforcement records and extensive reporting by a host of journalists — including Gelarden, Singer, Calabresi, Nagy and Barnes — clearly document Kimberlin’s propensity for criminal acts of deceit and violence. Now, along with his accomplices Brad Friedman and self-described computer “hacker” Neal Rauhauser, the violent terrorist Kimberlin is apparently engaged in what his targets describe as an effort to hijack the court system to destroy his chosen enemies. His critics say they suspect Kimberlin’s attacks are not merely political activism, but an attempt to prevent exposure of his own nefarious conduct through a type of “lawfare,” which is defined as “the illegitimate use of domestic or international law with the intention of damaging an opponent, winning a public relations victory, financially crippling an opponent, or tying up the opponent’s time so that they cannot pursue other ventures such as running for public office.”

I was camping yesterday and didn’t get a chance to link that post, so I’m making up for it today. Also, please note that Stacy has followed up with this post today. And Aaron Worthing has rounded up some of the attention Kimberlin’s antics have received in the last 2-3 days alone. You might call it the Streisand effect — rather ironic, given that it has been revealed that Barbra Streisand has contributed thousands to an organization of Kimberlin’s.

Finally, I want to note this entry at Popehat:

I haven’t experienced anything like what blogger Aaron Worthing has experienced as a consequence of his writing about the astoundingly vile and terrifyingly sociopathic Brett Kimberlin, who for reasons that passeth understanding is still a darling to certain political activists despite the contemptible life he has led and continues to lead.

Aaron’s story is quite long. (We had a tiny, tiny piece of it here.) But he supports it with primary documents and video recordings, and ultimately it’s a wrenching depiction of how the system doesn’t prevent crazy and/or evil people from victimizing innocents — a depiction of how the system can be the instrument of such victimization. It’s not a pretty story, but it’s worth reading.

Kimberlin’s folks will almost certainly keep up the harassment, which will likely make this a rich vein of material for some time to come.

I want to emphasize that this is not a political issue. Certainly, Kimberlin uses a stated affiliation for lefty politics as a way to fool people into supporting him and giving him money. But I firmly believe he has no real politics. He cares about himself, period. It would be a mistake to turn this into a right/left controversy; indeed, that’s just what he wants, I suspect. Kimberlin has gone after people on the left who cross him, and responsible people on the left who support organizations like The Tides Foundation would be appalled if they were to learn the uses that Tides Foundations grants have been put to.

Kimberlin’s supporters investigate and “out” bloggers and even blog commenters and their family members. This is not a partisan issue. Everyone should oppose it.

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Cut Diseases, Cancer, Health Care Costs — Without Spending A Dime

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/03/03

Many disease rates could be dramatically cut without spending a dime. Some cancer rates could be mildly cut without spending a dime. And should that happen, health care costs would automatically be cut — without spending a dime. And how would that be accomplished? It’s rather simple, really. And it involves doing something the radical Leftists absolutely despise. You just have to do two things:

  • Call a slut a slut.
  • Call a whore a whore.

If you (and the culture as a whole) do these two things, the rates of AIDS, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis, chlamydia, herpes, vaginal infections would automatically fall, some precipitously. And health care costs would also fall, as would the cost for health insurance, since health insurance premiums are based on *gasp* health care costs! Imagine that, expenses based on costs! Something the radical Left absolutely fails to understand (among almost everything else the radical Left is incapable of understanding, since they eschew logic and embrace emotionalism). And it won’t cost you a dime to do that. It also won’t cost the Government a dime for that cost reduction, as the Government would stay out of it entirely.

And since rectal cancer, cervical cancer and sexual activity have correlations, those two cancer rates would also drop. Further, since “the Pill” has inherent breast cancer risks, the rate of breast cancer would also drop. Again, without costing one thin dime to make those cancer rates drop. All it takes to make some forms of cancer less prevalent is:

  • Call a slut a slut.
  • Call a whore a whore.

MadisonConservative wrote an article in Hot Air’s Green Room (where Patterico’s Pontification’s Karl posts) entitled Social conservatism and small government: are they incompatible?. The title incorporates a “you understood” false premise and a “you understood” false dichotomy fallacy: Social Conservatism must be for Big Government. The article itself is full of false premises and false dichotomies.

Let’s explain just a little about how Social Conservatism works and how it shrinks Government, within the parameters of this topic, shall we? If we do like we did from the 1950s and prior, and make sluts and whores pariahs, what would that do for society’s ills? And what would that do to the size of Government?

As a society, we don’t need Government defining a slut or a whore. We only need society calling out slutty behavior and whoring behavior for what it is, and vocally making people who engage in those behaviors into pariahs. No Government involvement is necessary. And what would that do? What would society as a whole returning to a far more Socially Conservative mindset do? It would cause people to decide they don’t want to be called sluts and whores, thereby causing those people to be less willing to engage in slutty or whoring behaviors. And that would cause fewer out-of-wedlock pregnancies, fewer diseases, fewer cancer cases. And that would cause fewer Government dollars being spent on health care for the sluts and whores, fewer Government dollars being spent on health care for the children of sluts and whores, fewer Government dollars being spent on food for the children of sluts and whores, fewer Government dollars being spent on housing for sluts and whores and for the children of sluts and whores, fewer Welfare recipients, fewer Medicaid recipients, and more actual income tax payers, resulting in a major shift in cost-revenue spectra.

But the PC police absolutely refuse to allow the public to call a spade a spade. As I’ve said before, if you have to put a word in front of “correct”, you are, by definition, changing something which is factually incorrect into something that is, well, societally acceptable but still incorrect.

I have a great deal more I could say but as of the most recent above paragraph, I have already used over 600 words, and I’m far more lazy than necessary, I need to cut this short. Else, I could very easily have a 60,000-word article that few would read in its entirety. But what led to this article? Rush Limbaugh calling a slut who wants to become a whore a slut, and the unhinged radical Leftist utterly hypocritical backlash that caused.

For more information, read:
Solving the Contraception ‘Crisis’ by Laura Curtis

There is no contraception crisis. Contraception is already easily and inexpensively accessible in the United States. But for the sake of argument, let’s pretend there is. Obama’s solution to this pseudo-problem is to try to force all employers, including religious employers, to have insurance policies which provide for birth control methods to be provided at no direct cost to the patient. This is a serious erosion of our right to free exercise of religion.

Contraception mandates and religious freedom acts: the right and wrong of Rick Santorum by MadisonConservative

When the Obama Administration announced new rules requiring all employers, including religious organizations, to provide health insurance plans that included contraception coverage, I really wondered if he had just given up and was now intentionally trying to piss people off. I knew nobody on the right would be happy with it, and predicted that quite a few on the left would wonder what he was thinking. It was a foregone conclusion, however, that Rick Santorum would leap onto this like a starving jaguar with a t-bone. Now, I’ve made my qualms with Rick Santorum well known on this site, but this is one case where I strongly agreed with him, and not solely based on the principle of religious freedom.

While I do believe that this case does, in fact, infringe on the rights of religious organizations whose employees and employers oppose contraception on religious grounds, I also oppose the notion purely from an employers’ rights standpoint. I see no reason why any employer should be forced to provide health insurance plans including contraception coverage…

Why Rick Santorum doesn’t owe us a “contraception speech” by J E Dyer


I decided to watch from the beginning (in spite of the awful audio quality). Out of context, Santorum’s remarks sound like he might have a plan to “fight contraception” the way Democrats always want to fight something: that is, outlaw it, impose fees and penalties on it, sue the bejeebers out of it in court, sic the IRS and all the other federal agencies and commissions on it, demonize it in the media, teach children in the public schools that it is associated with hate, racism, violence, and fascism, and make movies in which the left’s point of view about it is validated by George Clooney.

But in context, it turns out that Santorum has no plan to do anything with federal law other than ensure that ObamaCare is repealed and that federal money is not used for contraception or abortion. (Federal money is currently used to fund both.) …

Democrat hypocrisy on religious liberty by Karl

Juicebox mafioso Matt Yglesias tweeted: “Newfound GOP enthusiasm for religious exemptions from generally applicable laws seems dangerously close to sharia.” [He was also one of countless Liberals absolutely celebrating Breitbart’s death.] There is an interesting point there, although Yglesias manages to get it almost completely backward.

He ought to know he went astray, based on his very next tweet directing readers to Justice Scalia’s opinion in Employment Division v. Smith, which ruled that while states have the power to accommodate otherwise illegal acts done in pursuit of religious beliefs, they are not required to do so. Yglesias failed to mention the Smith decision prompted calls for a statutory restoration of prior case law, which was generally understood to require various exemptions for religious liberty. Smith was decided in 1990, so the enthusiasm for religious exemptions is not “newfound.”

Contraception mandate: MSM stuck in “narrative capture”? by J E Dyer


My first thought was, “Surely the Journal knows better than this. Why would they headline this story as if Obama had, in fact, backed off on the mandate? What are they, USA Today?”

The headline doesn’t reflect reality.

As Ed Morrissey pointed out yesterday, Obama has merely shifted the basis for the mandate. The insurance companies – I use that term loosely – will be required to provide “free” contraception services to the insured who work for Catholic employers. This means that the premiums paid by Catholic employers will fund contraception services. And the overall mandate to purchase the insurance will continue.

Poll on role of religion in Americans’ lives bad news for Obama by Howard Portnoy


This can’t be very good news for the president, who views religion as at best a bully pulpit for social change (as evidenced by his 20-year association with the incendiary Rev. Jeremiah Wright) and at worst as a force with the potential to poison the minds of leaden-eyed, gun-toting “clingers.”

Yeah, I know, on Friday he made an impassioned mini-speech about religious liberty and said that “as a citizen and as a Christian, I cherish this right.” He says lots of things that are politically expedient.

But the firestorm over Contraceptiongate, which raged out of control for a week before the administration attempted half-heartedly to dampen the flames, reveals how tin an ear our president has when it comes to the role of religion in the lives of Americans.

WH spokeswoman cites ‘98 percenters’ in defense of contraception rule by Howard Portnoy


But the most telling part of the interview comes in Cutter’s claim that “98% of Catholic women have taken it. The debate on this is over.”

Mediaite’s Nano di Fino observes that Cutter is likely misquoting a poll that states that 98% of sexually active Catholic women have used birth control in some form.

Even if Cutter’s claim were accurate, her assertion would be tantamount to saying that the religious convictions of 772,000 Americans (2% of 38.6 million) are necessary casualties of ObamaCare. With some finessing that can certainly make a neat bumper sticker.

And here is where that 98 percent number the radical Leftists are touting comes from! I got news for you, radical Leftists like Perry Hood of the State of Delaware: The “rhythm” method is, indeed, a form of birth control Catholics use! So, your “98 percent of all women use birth control” meme is absolutely dead to me. Because you, lemming-like, copied various people who copied various people who misquoted a poll of people who would consider “rhythm” to be “a form of birth control” to derive your “98 percent” nonsense.

If You Don’t Like Slut As A Title For Sandra Fluke, How About Czar? by Smitty

In the annals of sluttiness, the Sandra Fluke story is some form of higher-order prostitution. Let’s call it politics. …

ObamaCare Was Never Other Than A Wrecking Ball by Smitty

One of the mistakes we frequently make with the Left is to give them the benefit of the doubt. To consider that they argue in good faith. ObamaCare was never intended to build anything useful. Which is why a diabolically evil person like Kathleen Sebelius can offer an economically nonsensical argument about paying for programs through cratering the tax base.

What Do You Call a Woman Who Is So ‘Sexually Active’ That She Needs More Contraception Than She Can Afford? UPDATE: Is Sandra Fluke a Fraud? by RS McCain

Apparently, the old-fashioned Anglo-Saxon word “slut” won’t do [I refuse to link to pollutico if I can help it, link in original]

In a predictable MMFA-led tactic, the Left has gone after Limbaugh’s advertisers. Limbaugh is amazed by the ridiculous uproar

This is your gov’ment on sex by William A Jacobson

It’s all coming together this week, the absurdity of the entitlement state where everything must be subsidized:

Something missing from Georgetown Law’s condemnation by William A Jacobson

Here’s what was missing:

We believe firmly in the rights protected by the First Amendment, and by appearing before a congressional panel Ms. Fluke was fulfilling “the right of the people … to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Yet the First Amendment contains other protections, and starts with the words “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ….”

While we defend Ms. Fluke’s right to appear before Congress, we also defend the right of Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institute of higher learning in the United States, to be free from laws of Congress prohibiting the free exercise of religion, and we condemn Ms. Fluke for advocating the use of the police powers of the state to trample on religious freedom in violation of the free exercise clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution.

Sandra Fluke is not a “slut.” She’s a femme-agogue tool; DCCC, Emily’s list fund-raise off of Rush by Michelle Malkin

My two cents: Yes, we’re seeing the usual left-wing double standards when it comes to defending women against sexist putdowns. The language Rush used is completely unacceptable…except when it’s used against the likes of Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, myself, and every other prominent female conservative in public life, of course.

I’ll tell you why Rush was wrong. Young Sandra Fluke of Georgetown Law is not a “slut.” She’s a moocher and a tool of the Nanny State. She’s a poster girl for the rabid Planned Parenthood lobby and its eugenics-inspired foremothers.

There are quite a few more sources and quotes that are useful in showing a Social Conservative position, lambasted by radical Leftists like the entire Democrat Party leadership, “SocLib/FisCon” types, and others, is actually far more fiscally conservative and far safer for the general public than is the “free sex, just everyone has to pay for you to be the ride, whether they ride you or not” position of any and all Liberals.

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Day By Day Disses Erick Erickson

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/10

Because Erick Erickson deserves to be dissed — day by day. And a lot of people know that to be truth.

HT RS McCain (who is rightfully blowing his own horn) for this Day By Day comic.

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RS McCain Interviews US Senate Candidate Ted Cruz (R – TX)

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/08

RS McCain had an exclusive interview with former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz (R), who is running in the Primary for the US Senate seat currently held by Kay Bailey Hutchison (R – TX), at the Values Voter Summit.

Since RS McCain was very busy with the Summit and catching people to interview, he requested his readers to transcribe a couple of his interviews for him, which I was only too happy to do on this one.

McCain: We’re here at the Values Voters Summit in Washington, DC, with Ted Cruz, former Solicitor-General of Texas. How are you today, Mr Cruz?

Cruz: Doing fantastic, Robert.

McCain: And I understand you’re running for Senate.

Cruz: I am, running for US Senate in Texas, and we have seen some incredible momentum and excitement. We’ve really seen Conservatives across the state of Texas and nationally uniting behind our campaign.

McCain: And as some people have compared you to Marco Rubio, as the “Marco Rubio of Texas”, you are yourself also Cuban.

Cruz: Well, that’s right. And that’s an incredibly kind comparison. Marco and I share a very similar personal story, which is that my dad is from Cuba, he was born there, he grew up there, and he was imprisoned and tortured in Cuba as a teenager when he was 17. And he fled Cuba, he came to the United States. When he was 18, he showed up in Austin. Had no money, didn’t speak English, had 100 dollars sewn into his underwear, and he went and got a job as a dishwasher making 50 cents an hour. And he worked 7 days a week and he paid his way through school at the University of Texas. And I’ll tell you, Robert, when I was a kid my dad used to say to me all the time, “when we faced depression in Cuba, I had a place to flee to. If we lose our freedom here, where do we go?” And there’s no question that better explains why it is I’m running for Senate than that question right there.

McCain: And so your website is?

Cruz: It’s tedcruz.org. Tedcruz.org and we’re also on FaceBook. We’ve got over 64,000 supporters on FaceBook nationwide. What we are doing is building a Conservative TEA Party Army all across Texas and all across the country. And we have seen tremendous support. Just this week, National Review magazine made the very generous decision to put our campaign on the cover of the magazine. And I’ll tell you, Robert, the last US Senate candidate who they put on the cover was Marco Rubio almost exactly two years ago. And it worked out pretty well the last time. I hope we see the same result here.

McCain: Alright, well good luck to you, Ted Cruz. That’s tedcruz.org.

Cruz: That’s it.

McCain: Alright, thank you.

RS McCain is definitely in Cruz’ corner, as is Senator Jim DeMint. Jazz Shaw at Hot Air (who linked to RS McCain’s interview and quoted part of my transcription (woohoo)) seems to think Cruz may well be a strong Republican up-and-comer. And Instapundit thought well enough of the Ted Cruz interview that he gave RS McCain an Instalanche.

As Jazz Shaw said, “It’s probably worth your time to check him out.” And I believe I have found who I will be voting for in the US Senate Primary in Texas next year.

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RS McCain’s Exclusive Interview With Rick Santorum

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/07

From The Other McCain:

RS McCain: We’re here in Washington, DC, at the Value Voters Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, talking to former Senator Rick Santorum. How are you, sir?

Rick Santorum: Doing great, Stace, how are you?

McCain: I’m doing pretty good. How’s your campaign been going the last couple of weeks since we’ve seen you?

Santorum: We feel very, very good. I think we’re picking up some traction, getting – I think getting the reputation as being a serious candidate who’s got you know the grass-roots effort out there as well as the substance to do the job as President and to win a tough election against what will be a tough opponent. And the more people look at the candidates and make an assessment as to who can deliver the mail, who can stand up for Conservative principles, get things done in Washington, bring the country together and first and foremost, win the election, that we’re going to be on top.

McCain: And you just got back from a three-day swing in Iowa-

Santorum: Yeah, I was in Iowa for most of the week, actually, and hit I think close to my 70th county in the state, and back again to New Hampshire this coming week, and then South Carolina, and then the following week back to Iowa. So, we’re working all the three early Primary states and giving the chance for the voters to get the chance to kick the tires and find out about who we are. Not just, you know, go and give speeches or do television interviews, but really have a chance for the interaction that at least I’m told the voters in Iowa would really appreciate and that pays off if you do well in the long term.

McCain: And your debate performances- a lot of people have praise for your performance in Orlando, and I believe I characterized you as a “brutal counter-puncher”. Sometimes these debates have been kinda rough at times.

Santorum: Well, my feeling is that if there are differences between the candidates on substance, you have to let the folks who are going to make these tough decisions — you have to let them know what those differences are. And there clearly were differences between me and Governor Perry on the issue of immigration and on the issue of these mandatory vaccines — his Executive Order on vaccines. And there have been differences between me and Ron Paul on the issue of Iran and Israel, and our position in Afghanistan. So I’m not shy about pointing out those differences when they are, and looking forward to doing more of that in the debates ahead on other issues.

McCain: Alright then, and your website is?

Santorum: ricksantorum.com. Go and send us a check.

McCain: Alright, thanks.

Santorum: Thanks.

Rick Santorum may deserve a second look, now that Sarah Palin is out and I have major issues with practically all the candidates.

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