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Who's Game LGF's Charles Johnson Is Really Playing?
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Posted on 02/15/2009 4:29:19 PM PST by ElKafir

I am really saddened and disappointed with what is going on these days at Little Green Footballs, one of my favorite places to hang around-until today. The anti-Christian crusade started by Charles Johnson took proportions I would have never ever dreamed in my worst nightmares. Read on

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1 posted on 02/15/2009 4:29:19 PM PST by ElKafir
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To: ElKafir

Thanks for the heads up, I know who they are but I never frequented their sight. So not only shall I continue to do that. I’ll advise others I know to do the same.


2 posted on 02/15/2009 4:33:38 PM PST by Tempest (Greed is putting money before PEOPLE.)
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To: ElKafir

Yet another blog pimp!


3 posted on 02/15/2009 4:35:08 PM PST by indcons (An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth.)
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To: ElKafir

I hadn’t been around LGF for a while but this is surprising.


4 posted on 02/15/2009 4:36:01 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: ElKafir
I gave up on the site months ago.
5 posted on 02/15/2009 4:38:25 PM PST by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: darkangel82

I went over there a couple weeks ago and saw surprised to see the topics. It is almost like someone hijacked his accounts.


6 posted on 02/15/2009 4:44:18 PM PST by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: indcons

Top right corner:

“Bloggers & Personal
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Don’t like blogs, feel free to browse other sections of FR.


7 posted on 02/15/2009 4:44:33 PM PST by ElKafir
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To: ClayinVA

Somebody wrote me Charles Johnson recently posted hit pieces on Ann Coulter and Robert Spencer. Can you check out on LGF and confirm if that’s true?


8 posted on 02/15/2009 4:46:57 PM PST by ElKafir
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To: ElKafir

I just bookmarked LGF a couple of weeks ago and was surprised to find so many anti-ID posts on there. I was wondering if this was a regular occurrence over the years I have heard about it or simply something new. I can handle the diversity (ugh) of opinion, but it seems to dominate the blog...JFK


9 posted on 02/15/2009 4:46:58 PM PST by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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To: BADROTOFINGER

LGF jumped the shark long ago.


10 posted on 02/15/2009 4:50:23 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: BADROTOFINGER

It wasn’t like that...at least until fairly recent. I am as unpleasantly surprised as you are.
Divide Et Impera, the Romans said. Looks like Charles got a failing grade in history.


11 posted on 02/15/2009 4:51:10 PM PST by ElKafir
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To: ElKafir

—Complete Article —

To LGF’s Charles Johnson: You Lost It, Pal!

I am really saddened and disappointed with what is going on these days at Little Green Footballs, one of my favorite places to hang around-until today.
The anti-Christian crusade started by Charles Johnson took proportions I would have never ever dreamed in my worst nightmares.

But let me make it clear first: I am not one of those “Bible thumping Christian fanatics” Charles seems to be so scared of. I was brought up as a Greek Orthodox Christian, which is one of the least militant and apolitic branches of Christianity to start with. On top of that, I am not a church goer; the only occasions I attend organized religious services are pretty much what people who are 100% atheists would be present for in a church: weddings and funeral services. I believe the evolution theory is true - for what us ignorant humans assume to be true at this moment when we still are in the infancy of our civilization and we are a long way to understand who we really are and where we are going from now on.
So if you read this blog entry my dear Charles, I just want to let you know that I am probably less “Christian fundamentalist” than 90% of the people visiting LGF.

Well, starting today I am no longer welcomed at LGF. Charles Johnson banned me for the following comment I wrote on one of his blog entries in which he is doing what it seems to lately become an obsession for him: mocking Christians and ridiculing whoever isn’t an enlightened atheist like him on a daily basis. Here is the ONLY ONE AND ONLY comment I wrote on LGF since last August, posted today on one of Charles’ daily Christian bash-fest :

Post #462

Mocking, ridiculing and alienating our (Christian) allies when Islamonazi appeasing socialists control the White House, the Legislative, the Executive and 95% of the media.
Unity is what we need most, yet we are tearing each other apart.
Not smart. Not good.

Koskooks and DU-ers must be filled with joy reading these posts.

This was an appeal to get over the atheist-Christian dividing and bickering for which we Conservatives have no need today when Obama and his socialist thugs are in process of “changing” America.

Well, that was my last post at LGF; not five minutes later, my account was disabled.

But that’s not all: Charles went a few extra steps ahead to smear me. At first he posted this reply:

Post#476

I should have blocked your sorry ass when you posted comments calling for the mass deportation of Muslims from America, and to amend the Constitution to strip them of citizenship.

That mistake is now remedied.

What the hell are you talking about, Charles? When and where did I said or wrote any of that? Did you just lost your fucking mind or are you just the biggest liar on the Blogosphere?

But that wasn’t enought for him: just a couple of minutes later he continued with another lie posting this garbage about what I supposedly replied to the criticism of another LGF-er, but he deleted “just in time” (how convenient is that?):

Post #479

This is the deleted comment by ‘ElKafir’ I’m referring to, and it wasn’t the first:

We must separate ourselves from this cancer of civilization called Islam.

Mass deportations. Start with the non-citizens. Then continue with the naturalized and US born or converted muslims. Declare Islam a threat to the very existance of the Republic and its Constitution (afterall, in Islam the only accepted law is the Sharia and muslims everywhere in the world are taught their first duty is to obey the Islamic law and only after that to obey the laws of the countries they live in - with the condition those laws aren’t contradicting the Islamic laws).

Amend the Constitution, strip them all of citizenship, offer them the chance to become apostates and remain here in the civilized world or deport them if they refuse.

Make conversion and preaching Islam a crime punished either by life in prison or deportation. That would be a humaine measure when compared with the punishment for renouncing Islam in most islamic countries is death by decapitation.

Charles, my boy...I don’t know how to say this to you but...you lost your mind. You are nucking futs. Everyone who reads my little insignificant blog knows what I stand for, what I am all about and most importantly knows that I never, ever posted this kind of garbage, nor did I ever intend to post something like that. Furthermore, I strongly disagree and condemn the type of rethoric you are atributing to me.

Let me thell you something about me, young man: I lived the first half of my life under one of the darkest, most repressive communist tyrannies in Eastern Europe. By coming to the US I hoped to live the last half in a free country, as a free citizen, not a slave of the State. As a naturalized citizen myself I believe that one of the things that makes America great is the melting pot of people of different ethnies, backgrounds and religions (yes, even Muslims - does that surprise you?).

In the first 35 years of my life I’ve seen political, ethnic and religious persecution; I have seen statism, dictature, opression, propaganda and lies raised to the rank of official State policy with my own eyes. But not only I have seen it seen it Charles, I lived it. And when I was sick enough of it, just like like many of my fellow ex co-citizens I took up arms and sent the piece of shit communist dictator together with his butt-ugly and evil wife to hell.

So your pathetic attempt to smear me as a religious bigot and a promoter of genocide against tens of millions Muslims (who by no will of their own, but simply by birth have been brought up and raised as Muslims) it is pathetic to say the least. You Charles are a bloody liar and deceiver. You may have a huge following today and feel at the top of your game but there is something you need to know my boy: nothing that stands on lies and deceit lasts for long. And the higher you climb on the ladder, the most spectacular the fall.

Enjoy your fame Charles. While it lasts.

UPDATE: Just got an email from somebody telling me Charles Johnson recently wrote two smear pieces, one on Robert Spencer from JihadWatch and another one on... Ann Coulter! Can’t tell if it is true since the Master Lizzard put me on his blacklist and I can’t browse LGF anymore. But if that’s the case, I am honored to be in such a select company on the LGF enemies category together with accomplished writers and commentators like Ann and Robert. And that also begs the question: if Ann Coulter and Robert Spencer are his enemies, for what team is Charles Johnson really playing now?


12 posted on 02/15/2009 4:52:43 PM PST by indcons (An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth.)
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To: indcons

Thanks you for helping more people to read this post.


13 posted on 02/15/2009 4:56:24 PM PST by ElKafir
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To: ElKafir

On your blog you state that you can’t browse his site. Why don’t you just change your IP address?


14 posted on 02/15/2009 4:57:34 PM PST by diefree
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To: ElKafir

I have surfed LGF regularly since 9/11. The site has and still does provide useful links. However, Johnson is a hateful, dishonest, and ill-motivated man. He despises religion and those who believe. He is poison to conservatism. All who want America to thrive and prosper should beware Charles Johnson.


15 posted on 02/15/2009 4:59:15 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: ElKafir

No problem - always glad to assist


16 posted on 02/15/2009 4:59:19 PM PST by indcons (An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth.)
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To: indcons
Yet another blog pimp!

I know! He cleverly hid his post in the BLOGGERS AND PERSONAL section--who would dream for looking for a blog post there?

What would we do without your unparalleled powers of observation?

17 posted on 02/15/2009 5:02:39 PM PST by denydenydeny (People in dictatorships long for truth while pampered, decadent people in the West long for myth.)
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To: ElKafir

I can’t get over the name so I never go to LGF. It’s like how I refused to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer for many years due to the name. It turned out to be good and Buffy is cute and the evil slayer is ridiculously hot. Can you please give examples of anti-christian crusade at LGF?


18 posted on 02/15/2009 5:02:50 PM PST by exist
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To: diefree

Why should I? Looks like LGF is a lost cause for Conservatism and for the anti-jihad movement. If it is true that Charles Johnson started publishing smear pieces on Robert Spencer and Ann Coulter, it is pretty clear to me what’s going on out there. And I’m not willing to bring my contribution to his LGF blog stats count.


19 posted on 02/15/2009 5:04:25 PM PST by ElKafir
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To: ElKafir

Just sayin’. You seem to want to know what he’s posting.


20 posted on 02/15/2009 5:08:41 PM PST by diefree
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To: diefree

Not worth the effort. Got a second email confirming the C.J’s smears on Ann Coulter and Robert Spencer.


21 posted on 02/15/2009 5:12:31 PM PST by ElKafir
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To: ElKafir

I have to say that I have noticed a change in lgf recently.

For a while there has been a mocking of Intelligent Design, and now we do have an attack on Ann Coulter.

Charles has a history of outstanding contributions to conservative ideals and I am inclined to take a more wait and see attitude. I am less offended than bored by the anti ID stuff over there, and I find myself going to his blog less frequently.

ElKafir’s post was not one of the high points of civility on the internet — could there be something going on behind he scenes?


22 posted on 02/15/2009 5:15:47 PM PST by CurlyDave
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To: ElKafir

“Charles Johnson hits bottom, digs” by Robert Spencer

http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/023447.php


23 posted on 02/15/2009 5:17:58 PM PST by retrogo
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To: denydenydeny

“I know! He cleverly hid his post in the BLOGGERS AND PERSONAL section—who would dream for looking for a blog post there?

What would we do without your unparalleled powers of observation? “

Heh! :)


24 posted on 02/15/2009 5:19:05 PM PST by ElKafir
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To: retrogo

WOW! Thanks for posting that. I was an LGF regular and I read some of Charles older hit pieces on the Gates of Vienna; but somehow his more recent smear jobs on Robert Spencer escaped me. Thanks again for posting the link.


25 posted on 02/15/2009 5:31:44 PM PST by ElKafir
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To: ElKafir
I, too, have noticed a shift at LGF over the last few months. They seem to be running articles equally on anti-jihad and anti-ID (creationism) each and every day. Thought that was a little strange. I even found it rather revealing that their anti-ID articles sounded more intolerant and more strident than the jihadist views they had been successfully countering. The jihadists fear the concept of intellectual freedom with energy and hatred. LGF fears the concept of intellectual freedom with just as much energy and hatred when it comes to alternative views that they hold dear. They shed the light of intolerance on the Islamists, yet darken this very light when it comes to their own intolerance of a philosophy other than theirs.

Strange indeed! I have found myself going less and less to LGF simply because evolution has lost any meaning for me years ago. It has nothing to do with my daily life and carries no interest intellectually or any other way. Figured out over 40 years ago that the reason people carry the evolutionary mantra high is because they fear what they would have to do if they carried no such mantra. Their choice. I simply look the other way.

26 posted on 02/15/2009 5:32:57 PM PST by inthaihill (Teaching and loving my Chinese students in Sichuan, China)
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To: exist

Here you go.

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/32774_Louisiana_Reaps_What_It_Sowed


27 posted on 02/15/2009 5:36:20 PM PST by NoKoolAidforMe (1-20-09--The Beginning of an Error..............1-20-13--Change we can look forward to)
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To: denydenydeny

“What would we do without your unparalleled powers of observation?”

No idea but I’ll let you figure out what to do with your life.


28 posted on 02/15/2009 5:38:29 PM PST by indcons (An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth.)
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To: ElKafir

LGF has always been a bit of a one trick pony, though a good one I’ll admit. But with the Iraq war as good as won, Mr Johnson is simply realizing that he needs a new trick (or a new pony........)


29 posted on 02/15/2009 5:39:35 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: ElKafir
I stopped going to LGF's when he became obsessed with the whole evolution/intelligent design thing.

Fine, you don't believe in intelligent design -- I get it, now, can we read about something else.

I waited and waited for him to get over it, but he never did and I stopped going to his site. Seems like it is more than intelligent design, but may be a anti-Christian problem that he has. Ah, well.

30 posted on 02/15/2009 5:48:14 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: exist
Buffy is also one of the only shows to routinely make reference to a person's soul. Vampires are evil, because they do not have a soul.

The other thing about Buffy is that when someone on the show does something wrong or behaves badly, there is usually payback.

31 posted on 02/15/2009 5:52:05 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: LibertarianLiz

We all know of self-hating Jews, the kind of Jews you see at anti-Israel hate fest rallies put up by Hamas/Palestinian supporters all over the world. I am starting to wonder if Charles isn’t something similar: a self-hating Christian. Who knows, maybe one of these days we will see him in attendance of one of those rallies holding a sign with “Christianity Go To Hell”


32 posted on 02/15/2009 6:00:21 PM PST by ElKafir
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To: ElKafir
Indexing RELATED threads:

33 posted on 02/15/2009 6:03:53 PM PST by RonDog
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To: ElKafir
Here is a BETTER picture of Ann, from episconixonian.blogspot.com:

34 posted on 02/15/2009 6:07:42 PM PST by RonDog
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To: RonDog

Here is my favorite pic of Ann (not sure how to HTML a picture here on FR):

http://blueollie.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/coulter_shooting_gun.jpg


35 posted on 02/15/2009 6:15:50 PM PST by ElKafir
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To: JoeDetweiler

Bingo.


36 posted on 02/15/2009 6:22:14 PM PST by Sir Gawain (Dear President Obama, where's my free stuff?)
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To: ElKafir

Besides his anti-jihad efforts, Charles has got two things right: staying away from white supremacist groups and defending evolution.

There are European anti-jihadists that are willing to join with racist groups. It’s a big mistake that will discredit them.

And too many on the right are obsessed with opposing evolution. You see such posts on FR almost hourly. Being anti-science also makes the right look bad. (Please don’t tell me that evolution is religion and ID is science. It’s not. Saying it over and over doesn’t make it so.)

I read LGF daily and will continue to.


37 posted on 02/15/2009 6:24:53 PM PST by NRPM
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To: indcons

Charles Johnson and Roger Simon are lying, cheating, money-grubbing thieves.

They scammed another blogger when they started the whole Pajamas Media stuff. He helped them start the company and then they blew him off.

Dennis the Peasant was the blogger.


38 posted on 02/15/2009 6:25:38 PM PST by JRochelle (Don't smoke the Hopium.)
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To: LibertarianLiz
Buffy is also one of the only shows to routinely make reference to a person's soul. Vampires are evil, because they do not have a soul.

The other thing about Buffy is that when someone on the show does something wrong or behaves badly, there is usually payback.

One thing I didn't like is they made Buffy's kinky sex a bad thing. Like something to be ashamed of.

39 posted on 02/15/2009 6:31:24 PM PST by exist
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To: exist

Buffy had kinky sex?

[mental image of Sarah Michelle Gellar doing...whatever]

w00t!


40 posted on 02/15/2009 6:36:32 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: ElKafir

I was among the earliest readers of LGF soon after 9/11. It was a great site for several years. I witnessed several purges of frequent commenters, and at least two almost complete turnovers of frequent commenters.

I believe Charles was a California liberal before 9/11, and then he took a turn sharp right, at least in terms of the Islamic threat to the US, Israel and the West in general. But I’ve scarcely posted there for almost two years, and now only check the site once or twice a week. The site has become like a small college campus with very restricted admission, and very strict speech codes and strictly enforced adherence to their brand of political correctness.

And, yes, there have been articles this past week that are very critical of Ann Coulter and Robert Spencer. Charles seems to have made it one of his new missions in life to ferret out any and all conservative links to organizations or individuals he considers unacceptable. Only the 100% pure meet his approval now. He’s throwing the unacceptable under the bus faster than Obama did while dumping Reverend Wright, Ayers, his grandma, and others during the campaign.

And this new obsession with creationism and evolution is just bizarre. That is a topic that can be debated, but it’s not as if the future of Western civilization hinges on the outcome of a debate that most care little about.

I only scanned the posts condemning Coulter and Spencer, so I can’t provide many details other than Charles found association of both that he found unacceptable.


41 posted on 02/15/2009 6:48:31 PM PST by Will88
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To: RichInOC
Buffy had kinky sex?

Just off the top of my head she had:

-- breaking-down-the-building sex
--invisible sex
--dumpster sex

I could go on but this is getting off-topic.

42 posted on 02/15/2009 7:01:11 PM PST by exist
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To: exist

I avoided watching even a single second of Buffy just because the name of the series sound so ridiculously childish, second rated Hollywod movie-like: Buffy the vampire slayer. How ridiculous is that. What name are they gonna come up for the next one? Lola the vampire super-spy? Or Joseline the vampire working girl?
That and the fact that I’m originally from Romania and everyone I meet says “oh so you’re from Dracula land, do you believe in vampires?” drives me nuts. No, we Romanians do not believe in vampires, you idiot - nobody in Romania does.


43 posted on 02/15/2009 7:26:12 PM PST by ElKafir
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44 posted on 02/15/2009 7:59:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: ElKafir
I avoided watching even a single second of Buffy just because the name of the series sound so ridiculously childish, second rated Hollywod movie-like: Buffy the vampire slayer. How ridiculous is that. What name are they gonna come up for the next one? Lola the vampire super-spy? Or Joseline the vampire working girl? That and the fact that I’m originally from Romania and everyone I meet says “oh so you’re from Dracula land, do you believe in vampires?” drives me nuts. No, we Romanians do not believe in vampires, you idiot - nobody in Romania does.

Buffy fought Dracula once. He tried to seduce her but in the end she just kicked his butt.

45 posted on 02/15/2009 8:22:01 PM PST by exist
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To: ElKafir

That’s the funniest thing I’ve heard in a long time. Thanks!


46 posted on 02/15/2009 8:38:34 PM PST by scartech
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To: ElKafir
I avoided watching even a single second of Buffy just because the name of the series sound so ridiculously childish, second rated Hollywod movie-like: Buffy the vampire slayer. How ridiculous is that. What name are they gonna come up for the next one? Lola the vampire super-spy? Or Joseline the vampire working girl?

Oh (as usual) dear. You kinda missed the point. "a vampire slayer" is not some variety of vampyre. She is someone who slays vampires.

Short Version "Vampires are real. Buffy is the Slayer. Don't tell anyone" (There's also a long version)

47 posted on 02/16/2009 7:31:13 AM PST by Oztrich Boy ( As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities. - D)
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To: rogue yam

At the risk of getting booted from FR I will admit though that I think he is much more realistic about the birth certificate issue. It’s over and done and conservatives continuing to grab on to this issue will just make us look like nuts.


48 posted on 02/16/2009 10:36:56 AM PST by chargers fan (Bring on Next Year!)
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To: Will88
And this new obsession with creationism and evolution is just bizarre. That is a topic that can be debated, but it’s not as if the future of Western civilization hinges on the outcome of a debate that most care little about.

I think the whole evolution v. creationism debate is being used as a tool to undermine conservatism and thus America. The leftists demand that evolution be given exaggerated prominence in the public schools curriculum in order to undermine religion and to provoke conservatives into reacting in ways that the left then uses to their general political advantage. I think that Johnson, wittingly or otherwise, is doing the left's bidding on this topic. I posted a comment to this effect at LGF and got banned as a "creationist" which I am not. There is some bad craziness going on over there and it seems to me to be clearly to the detriment of conservatism.

49 posted on 02/16/2009 12:56:56 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: chargers fan
At the risk of getting booted from FR I will admit though that I think he is much more realistic about the birth certificate issue. It’s over and done and conservatives continuing to grab on to this issue will just make us look like nuts.

Numero uno, why are you slamming FR? We don't have a catechism here that one must solemnly intone at the risk of banishment. That is LGF you're thinking about.

Secondly, while I generally agree with Johnson on the political efficacy of pressing the birth certificate issue, again this is a case of Chuckles protesting far, far too much. Almost no one is paying any attention to the tiny handful of people continuing to discuss Hussein's birth certificate. So why is Chas having shrieking fits over this non-issue? Does he really think that slamming conservatives and conservatism in general over any mis-step undertaken anywhere by any tiny number of self-described conservatives is somehow strengthening the conserative cause? The guy is a totalitarian wannabe, a self-appointed headmaster of the right, whose greatest pleasure is to ostracize folks on the right who fail to think exactly as he does. If he is not a leftist mole then he is an arrogant fool.

Finaly, I think it is accepting the left's propaganda to claim that these or those fringe "conservatives" undermine conservatism in general unless conservatives spend all of their time repudiating whoever the left demands we repudiate. How much time do the leftists spend repudiating ANSWER, ACORN, Ayers, McKinney, Michael Moore, Olbermann, Jimmy Carter, Rev. Wright, the New Black Panthers, World Can't Wait, Revolutionary Communist Party, Socialist Workers Party, Maddow, Randy Rhodes, Ward Churchill, Robert Scheer, etc., etc.?

50 posted on 02/16/2009 1:17:00 PM PST by rogue yam
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