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on: June 29, 2018, 11:49
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How would you like to be a swing justice? Make ones sound like a waffle. Probably appropriate in this case.

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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: June 29, 2018, 11:56
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Waffle is very appropriate, though these days the more common term is weathervane or weathercock. But being the swing justice in an otherwise 4-4 court basically means that you rule the country. There are no doubt plenty of people who would relish that role.

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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: June 29, 2018, 12:23
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AC/DC?

Tyrant?

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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: July 20, 2018, 18:56
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Goldberg made a fool of himself recently in discussing the leftist mini-riot outside Mad Maxine's office yesterday. A right-wing group was going to protest at her office. So a group of Mad Maxiners decided on a counter-protest. But then the rightists decided not to show up, leaving them no one to hate and attack. Instead, they stole an American flag from a pickup truck and burnt it, chanting, "America was never great." Then they attacked some bystanders. Clearly they were there for violence all along (many came armed with bats and pipes).

So how did Jonah respond? Why, he condemned violence on both sides -- thus morally equating the people who chose not to get into a brawl with those who chose to do so even when their targets failed to show up. Goldberg has a long history of moral equivalence idiocy (e.g., when he equated blaming SPLC for Floyd Corkins with blaming Sarah Palin for the Gabby Giffords shooting), but this is the most disgusting yet.

ADDENDUM: I just did some checking, and the closest I can find to this is by John Sexton at Hot Air. If this is all, my apologize to Goldberg, though he really does frequently engage in this sort of moral equivalence.

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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: July 20, 2018, 21:07
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I wouldn't worry too much about apologizing to Goldberg. He is clearly an opportunist who has shown his true limp-wrist colors now that he is more of a mainstream pundit. Another one of those "conservatives" more interested in selling books and sitting on TV show panels than standing for anything truly conservative.

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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: July 20, 2018, 22:14
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Oh brother. And well said, Mr. Kung. I really need to put Goldberg in the rearview mirror permanently. But he's such a good object lesson for how lame much of the "conservative" media is.

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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: July 26, 2018, 18:28
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John Sexton had another interesting piece on the 2nd Civil War (and one blogger responding by bringing up the previous article). It seems some vandal snuck into the marina in which Betsy De Vos keeps her $40 million yacht and untied it. The boat drifted away, and by the time they found it and got it back, it had run into something causing it an estimated $5-10 thousand in damage.

Apparently no other yacht was targeted, so this was probably a political act of mild terrorism, but Sexton was very concerned to point out that we don't know why even though a political motive is at least much likelier than anything else. He also noted how wealthy De Vos is so this is hardly a serious expense for her -- and wouldn't have been even if it had sunk (which could have happened). Sexton can see a problem, but he can't seem to bring himself to condemn this leftist violence, much less those (such as Mad Maxine) who incite it (though she seems to be walking back her radicalism lately, making her sound saner than most other Demagogues).

And, of course, he suggested no remedy for this leftist campaign of anti-Trump terrorism. Punishing the guilty would be a good start, of course, and there's a good chance they'll catch the perp on video. But it might also be desirable to charge Mad Maxine and others like her with inciting this thuggery. Somewhere along the line, the GOP must realize that if you don't hold criminals -- in this case leftist terrorists -- accountable for their misdeeds, it will continue getting worse. The link is:

Vandals untied a $40 million yacht owned by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ family

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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: July 27, 2018, 08:41
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but he can't seem to bring himself to condemn this leftist violence, much less those (such as Mad Maxine)

Direct evidence that the Left is inculcating into people a low-brow third-world mentality. It’s scary. We need to start shooting back.

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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: July 27, 2018, 10:04
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Shooting back as in piling up a few corpses in these riots. Where are all those paramilitary weapons when we need them? (Incidentally, the first time I recall this thought occurring to me was when I read about the 1962 riot over admitting James Meredith to Ole Miss while researching him for my biographical article for Salem Press. Whatever you've heard about it, it was actually worse, particularly the behavior of the state police. The one good thing is that most of the troops defending Meredith were Mississippi National Guardsmen who probably agreed with the rioters -- but did their duty anyway.)

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Post Re: Slippery Goldberg
on: July 29, 2018, 17:58
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There's another idiotic article on Hot Air, this time by Taylor Millard instead of John Sexton. His concern is that the GOP effort to have the government look into social media discrimination against conservatives shows that they've given up completely on free speech. Evidently, like most libertarians, Millard can't grasp that influential private businesses that discriminate against dissenting viewpoints are restricting free speech. In theory he's right, which is what matters to libertarians. In practice, though, this is an attack on free speech -- especially since the companies involved all deny any such discrimination and sell their services (and often receive favorable government treatment) on the basis of that political fairness.

One can disagree with the GOP actions, but the fact remains that trying to eliminate censorship is not a rejection of free speech. The link is:

The GOP’s abandonment of free speech is almost complete

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