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Nice Knowing You, Chris Broussard

29 Apr

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The big story of the day (to some) was NBA player Jason Collins coming out as gay.  Collins became the first active players in one of the major pro sports to do so.  As expected, Democrats were elated.  Michelle Obama gave him a big shout out.  Bill Clinton joined in as well.  And least surprising of all, Barack Obama made sure to get a phone call in (and make sure that everyone in the media was aware of it).

Everything was going great until Chris Broussard appeared on ESPN’s “Outside The Lines.” Broussard is an NBA analyst and routinely appears on ESPN.  During a discussion of the big news that Jason Collins had come out as gay, Broussard has this to say:

“I’m a Christian. I don’t agree with homosexuality,” Broussard said. “I think it’s a sin, as I think all sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman is.

“If you’re openly living in unrepentant sin … that’s walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ,” he added.

Uh-oh.  Not good.  I’m sure that the higher-ups at ESPN nearly fell over when they heard about this.

As expected, #firechrisbroussard is already up and running on Twitter…created, of course, by the “tolerant” ones out there.

This subject is a tough one for me.  Gay people don’t bother me.  Religious people don’t bother me either.  Although there are exceptions, religious people typically are not tolerant of gay people (particularly gay people getting married).  But liberals, gay or otherwise, are definitely not tolerant or respectful of religious people.  So, I don’t see liberals ever having much of a leg to stand on when it comes to calls for tolerance.  If they ever practiced it, it might carry more weight when they demand it.

Tolerance is not simply being for gay people getting married or being pro-choice.  It is being tolerant of people with whom you disagree.  And I don’t see much of that coming from liberals these days.

I will be surprised if Broussard is not relieved of his duties at ESPN within the next day or so.

 

 

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Ku Klux Klan: The Price to Pay for Democrat to Get Elected

8 Jul

It must really be nice to be a Democrat.  Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia was laid to rest recently.  At his funeral, former Democrat President, Bill Clinton, spoke and addressed Robert Byrd’s “fleeting association” with the Ku Klux Klan in his early years.  Why was he a member of the Ku Klux Klan you ask?  To get elected, of course. According to Bill Clinton, Robert Byrd was a “country boy from the hills and hollers of West Virginia and he was trying to get elected.”  But, on the bright side, Senator Byrd did “spend the rest of his life making it up and that’s what a good person does.”  No one’s perfect, right?

Senator Byrd was not only a member of the Ku Klux Klan, he was also a recruiter.  Additionally, he filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1965, opposed the nomination of the liberal African-American supreme court justice, Thurgood Marshall, in 1967, and once denounced civil rights leader Martin Luther King as a “self-seeking rabble rouser.”  Senator Byrd finally came to his senses in 1982, after a teenage grandson was killed in a road accident, which caused him to say “the death of my grandson caused me to stop and think. I came to realize that black people love their children as much as I do mine.”  Nice.

I wonder what the reaction would have been if Republicans had a former KKK member as a Senator for the past few decades?  I wonder what would happen if a former Republican president spoke at his funeral and made excuses for his membership into the KKK?  What would the reaction be if the crowd wildly applauded those excuses being made?

Just one more example in the long and growing list of liberal hypocrisy. They go out of their way to paint Republicans as racists any chance they get.  Yet, the Democrats have had a former KKK member in the Senate for decades, and no one seems to mind.  It’s hard to imagine the “do as I say, not as I do” Democrats or the Democrat media having any less credibility than they currently have.  But, I know more will come.

More here and here.

Clinton Worries About “Incendiary Language” from Talk Radio and Tea Parties

21 Apr

On the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, Bill Clinton warned about the anti-government rhetoric, ringing out from talk radio to Tea Party rallies. In an interview with the NY Times Clinton stated “there can be real consequences when what you say animates people who do things you would never do,” and claimed that Timothy McVeigh and those who assisted him, “were profoundly alienated, disconnected people who bought into this militant antigovernment line.”

Clinton, who was completely silent as Bush was hatefully vilified for 8 years by liberal protesters, shamelessly compared the actions of Timothy McVeigh to the “incendiary language” coming from Tea Parties today.  President Bush was called a murderer, racist, Nazi, Hitler, just to name a few.  I didn’t hear Bill Clinton or the “mainstream” media warning us all of the consequences of “incendiary language.”

Apparently we should only be alarmed by “incendiary language” when it comes from Conservatives.  Years of hateful comments by liberal commentators like Keith Olbermann and Ed Schutz, or from anti-war protesters like Cindy Sheehan, are perfectly normal and we should respect their anger and rage and try to understand what it is that has caused it. But when Conservatives are angry, the media instantly calls for more civility.

Furthermore, Obama started as a community organizer, which according to Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals “the community organizer … must first rub raw the resentments of the people; fan the latent hostilities to the point of overt expression.”  So, it was Obama’s job to get people riled up and agitate them until they become so upset about their condition that they take collective action to put pressure on local, state, or federal officials to fix a problem.

Basically, to the Left, the only people who should be taken seriously when protesting are other Leftists.  They cover anti-war, pro-abortion, immigration and environmental protests with fawning coverage and respect. But when Conservatives are concerned about the direction of the country due to out of control spending and the higher taxes that are sure to come, they are accused of being “angry mobs” who are “inciting violence.”

Amazing.