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M. Jackson dies, nonstop media coverage; 4,000+ babies murdered daily by abortion, nary a mention
self | 6/27/09 | NewJerseyJoe

Posted on 06/27/2009 12:13:53 PM PDT by NewJerseyJoe

A shameful reflection on what's considered important in today's world.

TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; celebrity; idolatry; michaeljackson

1 posted on 06/27/2009 12:13:54 PM PDT by NewJerseyJoe
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To: NewJerseyJoe

Who’s M. Jackson? I’ve heard of Bo Jackson.

2 posted on 06/27/2009 12:15:37 PM PDT by library user
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To: NewJerseyJoe
The way of the world today is nothing short of monstrous evil.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
3 posted on 06/27/2009 12:15:48 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: library user

I think Bo Diddley is dead.

4 posted on 06/27/2009 12:17:06 PM PDT by tioga
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To: NewJerseyJoe

I heard a report earlier than NASA is considering canceling their trip back to the moon since Jackson was the only one who knew how to moonwalk. No one left to train the astronauts.

5 posted on 06/27/2009 12:17:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! How's that "hope and change" thing working out? Are you scared yet?)
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To: library user
Shoeless Joe Jackson?

Seriously, the media coverage and fawning is disgusting considering he was a homosexual child molester. hmmmm, maybe we should celebrate since we have 1 less molester on the earth now!

6 posted on 06/27/2009 12:18:27 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

Senator Kennedy’s eventual death will really create even bigger attention by the worldwide MSM.

7 posted on 06/27/2009 12:19:34 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: newfreep

Breaking us in two, steppin’ out, yeah, that’s the guy I was thinking about. Only one of them could play baseball (well).

8 posted on 06/27/2009 12:20:11 PM PDT by library user
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To: NewJerseyJoe

June 26, 2009
When did the lowbrows take over the culture?
By James Lewis

I’ve been trying to grasp for a truth that is so obvious that all of us know it. But it’s not a polite truth, so we don’t talk about it. Yet I think it’s important to say it out loud, because it is a truth that haunts our national discourse.

As a nation we are under the thumb of idiots. Not just indoctrinated, or wrong-thinking, or power-hungry, or manipulative, or even malevolent people.

No, I mean real lowbrows, people who constantly fall for really stupid ideas. Neanderthals. (Look at the Governor of California just running the state budget into the ground. See what I mean? That’s not just incompetence. It takes special stupidity, almost a deliberate, willful absence of real thinking.)

The Federal EPA is about to officially declare carbon dioxide to be a pollutant. That’s not just false and unscientific; it’s not just an excuse for taxing everything in sight, including breathing. It’s not merely wrong. It’s idiotic.

It marks a low point in our national conversation. Scientists or engineers with a grain of sense shouldn’t be taking the EPA seriously for a second. Forget the “climate experts,” with their grossly inadequate computer models.

Normally intelligent people should boggle at the EPA. They are bizarre. Only the truly ignorant could fall for this level of ignorance. Or those who just can’t think.

Or look at Obama’s unbelievable spending spree. No sane and sensible taxpayer could possibly believe that spending trillions and trillions of dollars on blue-sky fantasies makes any sense at all; the only reason Americans aren’t in open rebellion yet is that half of them can’t believe it’s happening, and the other half are idiots.

We haven’t seen the effect (yet) on our pocketbooks. There’s food in the stores still, and housing has gotten cheaper.

But let Obama’s budget affect our wallets directly and just watch the voters explode with rage.

The Democrats in Congress are trying desperately to put the brakes on Obama’s egomaniacal ambitions because they can see themselves going over the edge in 2010.

In a self-respecting, intelligent culture, the Obama budget would be dead on arrival. It’s an insult to our national intelligence. (His foreign policy is more of the same.)

Or look at the global warming farce, still hotly pursued by the political classes in Europe and this country, although the Australians seem to be coming to their senses.

China now has more millionaires than the UK, because they use all their resources, like coal, to fire their industrial plants. They will never sacrifice a single luxury car to the cap and trade fraud.

Neither will India. China and India have been under the thumb of egomaniacal socialists (in the case of India) and communists (in the case of China). They’ve been there, done that, seen the suffering.

No wonder those Chinese college students fell all over themselves with laughter when Timothy Geithner assured them that Obama would never spend the United States into debt. What an idiot! They laughed because Geithner’s stupidity or mendacity was too obvious for words.

That’s how we should all react to the miserable frauds who are now in national office. You have to dull your senses with drugs or endless propaganda to fall for it.

I’ve sometimes wondered how many people must have killed off their critical thinking with alcohol and drugs. I know a walking few drug casualties myself, people who just burned out their brains.

I’m sure they voted for Obama.

Or maybe there’s such a thing as learned stupidity. How else can so many people be so idiotic? Our national IQ has dropped to about 75: Several standard deviations below normal.

Well, we have now voted in a President for the lowbrows.

Yes, Obama himself is smart enough; even smart enough to say a few years ago that he didn’t feel ready for the presidency. Well, now we can see why he said that. But legions of idiots voted for a man who was plainly unqualified, even by his own estimation, and surrounded by a bunch of malignant sociopaths like Wright and Ayers and all the rest.

How could he possibly win? Well, Obama cynically appealed to the idiots — the young, the stupid, the naive, the silly, the rock idol worshippers, and probably the drug-addled masses, all the lowbrows in the land.

That includes the idiot savants of academia. Academics have a very narrow band of intelligence, something that satirists since Aristophanes have noticed and poked fun at.

The first philosopher in Western history was Thales of Elea; Thales featured in Greek folklore as a man who walked around at night gazing at the stars only to fall into a ditch. That’s probably a folksy giggle at the absent-minded professor who is constantly bumping into walls. But there’s a big element of truth in it.

Academics can be incredibly ignorant and dumb outside of their small areas of expertise. Professors and media scribblers generally lack human smarts. They are sure suckers for all the con artists of the day.

Obama is a smooth-talking hustler who has specialized in charming academic liberals, like a smart graduate student who needs to impress his teachers with every word. They just dote on him, like a proud parent smiling on a favorite child. He’s their dream, a black man who sounds so smart.

In his press conferences he hypnotizes all the ink-stained wretches of the media. It’s a sight to behold. The man swats a fly and the suck-ups of the media go ga-ga with applause, and go back and write articles about it. That’s not just a reflection on their (lack of) character and judgment. It’s not just their childish immaturity. It’s a reflection on their brains, or rather, on all that empty space between their ears. Our media stars are just not very bright. They’re idiots. That single fact explains a lot. (And yes, they are also corrupt, easily seduced, haunted by deadlines, decadent in their values, and very prone to mob thinking. But if they had any brains it might be harder to manipulate them like this. The White House just pulls their strings and they dance.)

Obama’s 22 White House czars. That’s really stupid. As well as a violation of the Constitution. But it’s a Chinese laugh line. It’s so obviously wrong and power-mad that it’s not worth debating.

Legalizing drugs. That’s really stupid.

Obama’s power-grab over the medical sector of the economy? It’s profoundly stupid. We can insure all the uninsured people in the country for a tiny fraction of all that money. We just need to fix the tire on our national car, and this guy tries to sell us a brand-new O-mobile, it can practically fly off the lot, all on credit, long-term payments, no money down. It’s gonna be free! So what if you have to mortgage your wife and children? Even if we already have two national lemons in our garage, Medicare and Medicaid, which nobody likes. Now Obee is trying to sell us on a really, really expensive dream mobile that will fix our problems forever, plus it’ll be cheaper than what we have now!

Can you believe it?

That sales pitch only works for idiots.

The rise to power and fame of the real lowbrows explains a lot. It even points to an answer of sorts. Because we’ve all been intimidated [Janice interjects: “Speak for yourself.”] by the Cult of Nice not to contradict anybody who comes out with a really stupid, destructive idea.

We can no longer call a really stupid idea what it is. I know that I censor myself all the time. We have been taught to keep our mouths shut when a word in time might make a real difference. We have allowed the national conversation to be dumbed down.

Here’s my resolution for July Fourth: From now on I’m going to call idiocy idiotic. Not nastily, but as clearly as I can. It is high time for normal, intelligent common sense to become acceptable again. I’m happy to have a respectful argument with anyone who disagrees with me. But I’m going to start saying the magic words:

That’s really dumb! That’s really ignorant! You haven’t thought about that much, have you? Have you ever considered another side of that batty idea?

I promise to be nice.

But honest.

Pass the word.

If we all start doing it we can change the world.

9 posted on 06/27/2009 12:20:28 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (Obama has entered the "cracking stage" of his presidency. ~ Gagdad)
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To: Matchett-PI

Everybody today is so hung up on the Stars, American Idol, and other celeberty crap that they cannot see or care what is happening to the country. Whoever Lindsey Lohan is banging is more important than what Obam and Pelosi is doing.

10 posted on 06/27/2009 12:25:05 PM PDT by Wooly
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To: NewJerseyJoe

If only Ted Bundy had a top-selling album! Then we could celebrate his achievements as a cultural icon and ignore everything else.

11 posted on 06/27/2009 12:33:15 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Wooly
"Everybody today is so hung up on the Stars, American Idol, and other celeberty crap that they cannot see or care what is happening to the country. Whoever Lindsey Lohan is banging is more important than what Obam and Pelosi is doing."



"..Although we focus on the moonstream media and their political action wing, the Democrat party, there is probably not enough blame placed on that grazing multitude known as the American public. For if the public were only more sophisticated, they wouldn’t fall for the arguments presented by the left, which rely upon a high degree of emotionality matched by a low degree of logic.

Political analysts implicitly assume that people’s attitudes and opinions are the result of rational reflection, but in fact, it has been estimated that fewer than ten percent of the American public are reliably in Piaget’s highest cognitive developmental stage of formal operations thinking. And even then, one cannot escape the cosmic law of bullshit in --> bullshit out.

According to psychohistorian Lloyd deMause, ..believes that large groups are almost always driven more by fantasy than reality. Different nations and groups have different “group fantasies” which are designed not to negotiate with reality but to contain fears and anxieties.

For example, the further back in history one travels, the more one can identify group fantasies that clearly have no basis in fact and are driven by irrational anxiety and fear -- witch hunts, senseless wars, racial scapegoating. But so long as one can detach from the madness and survey the contemporary psycho-political scene with even-hovering attention, one can see it just as clearly in the present. ....

"...The important point is that the fantasy precedes the reality, and will look for conditions in external reality to support it, identical to the manner in which the paranoid mind operates.

According to deMause, the state of the group fantasy is what national opinion polls actually capture.

That is, they take a snapshot of the “mood of the country,” which mostly consists of “gut feelings” that have varying degrees of connection to actual conditions, and more to do with the shifting nature of the group fantasy.

Remember, the bulk of the population is not thinking logically, so it doesn’t matter how many cognitively mature individuals there are at the margins of a poll.

That the economic downturn was largely caused by Democrat regulation (the Community Reinvestment Act), that we have won the war in Iraq, and that President Bush kept us safe for seven years, are inconsequential. In contrast, FDR was able to sustain a unifying group fantasy despite economic polices that aggravated and extended the Great Depression for years.

Likewise, job one for Obama will be to forge and sustain a unifying fantasy, not to deal with reality. ....." [snip] Click above link to continue. bttt

12 posted on 06/27/2009 12:38:48 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (Obama has entered the "cracking stage" of his presidency. ~ Gagdad)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

I’m so sick of the media coverage being given to the death of a talented, child-molesting drug abuser. I really couldn’t care less about what happened to him

13 posted on 06/27/2009 12:40:35 PM PDT by NYC Republican (This Too Shall Pass- in 8 years.. how much destruction will they create?)
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To: NYC Republican
try this video for a laugh..........or this article for some perspective.......either one will cheer you up.
14 posted on 06/27/2009 12:44:43 PM PDT by tioga
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To: NewJerseyJoe

You said — A shameful reflection on what’s considered important in today’s world.

That’s absolutely so.

I was posting on another thread, talking about a child molester, and there were people highly incensed and offended and demanding retribution for such a child molester — and rightly so.

And there were demands for the death penalty, and I would say that those attitudes and feelings against that child molester were right and proper.

But, when I mentioned that if the child molester deserved the death penalty — that the parents killing their own children deserved the death penalty ten times more than that — that got me really criticized.

It seems that wanting the death penalty for child molesters is okay (and like I said, I don’t disagree with those people and/or sentiments) — but — pointing out that killing a kid deserves the death penalty *ten times more* — apparently was *more than some people could take*....

There was obviously something wrong with me for asking for the death penalty for those who have killed 50 million kids over many years... Obviously I must have a screw loose or something... LOL...

15 posted on 06/27/2009 12:49:57 PM PDT by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: NewJerseyJoe


16 posted on 06/27/2009 12:57:19 PM PDT by jadedeagle (From the desk of the Jaded Eagle!)
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To: tioga

Thank you! That is the first time I laughed in a loooong time. God Bless you.

17 posted on 06/27/2009 12:58:19 PM PDT by karatemom (I would never black out the name of Jesus!)
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To: NewJerseyJoe
Anyone who's got a pulse and a conscience knows that priorities are upside down.

However, Michael Jackson's death is news.

Americans have had 40 years to grow comfortable with abortion.

18 posted on 06/27/2009 1:03:51 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: tioga

Thanks. Both were great

19 posted on 06/27/2009 7:38:33 PM PDT by NYC Republican (This Too Shall Pass- in 8 years.. how much destruction will they create?)
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