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Whose Country Is It? [More Evidence That The NY Times Is Refugee Haven For Deranged Journalists]
NY Times ^ | March 27, 2010 | Charles M. Blow

Posted on 03/27/2010 9:43:24 PM PDT by Steelfish

Whose Country Is It?

By CHARLES M. BLOW March 26, 2010 The far-right extremists have gone into conniptions.

The bullying, threats, and acts of violence following the passage of health care reform have been shocking, but they’re only the most recent manifestations of an increasing sense of desperation.

It’s an extension of a now-familiar theme: some version of “take our country back.” The problem is that the country romanticized by the far right hasn’t existed for some time, and its ability to deny that fact grows more dim every day. President Obama and what he represents has jolted extremists into the present and forced them to confront the future. And it scares them.

Even the optics must be irritating. A woman (Nancy Pelosi) pushed the health care bill through the House. The bill’s most visible and vocal proponents included a gay man (Barney Frank) and a Jew (Anthony Weiner). And the black man in the White House signed the bill into law. It’s enough to make a good old boy go crazy.

Hence their anger and frustration, which is playing out in ways large and small. There is the current spattering of threats and violence, but there also is the run on guns and the explosive growth of nefarious antigovernment and anti-immigrant groups. In fact, according to a report entitled “Rage on the Right: The Year in Hate and Extremism” recently released by the Southern Poverty Law Center, “nativist extremist” groups that confront and harass suspected immigrants have increased nearly 80 percent since President Obama took office, and antigovernment “patriot” groups more than tripled over that period

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: whosecountry
This is a nice set up piece for a doctoral dissertation on how stitching together disparate pieces of supreme non-sequiturs with arguable major and minor premises makes for journalist essay.
1 posted on 03/27/2010 9:43:25 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

I suggest this Blow job visit flyover country...


2 posted on 03/27/2010 9:44:59 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Steelfish

The latest from the left. Now, the MAJORITY of Americans are crazy.


3 posted on 03/27/2010 9:46:30 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Steelfish

I suspect with a last name of Blow, this guy suffered numerous head injuries over the course of growing up. Maybe it stunted his intellectual growth?


4 posted on 03/27/2010 9:49:27 PM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: Steelfish

What a BLOWhard.


5 posted on 03/27/2010 9:52:12 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Steelfish

MBFE= More Blowfish Excreta


6 posted on 03/27/2010 9:53:11 PM PDT by molybdenum ((A nation without borders is not a nation......Ronald Reagan.))
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To: Steelfish
This is part and parcel of preparing the stage for the liberals' American version of the Reichstag fire. Nothing more, nothing less.

DNC Pedophiles II, small version
7 posted on 03/27/2010 9:55:24 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Steelfish

Mr. Blow and his ilk have a problem with laws and the Constitution. Restore the Constitution as written and enforce it.


8 posted on 03/27/2010 10:01:20 PM PDT by voveo
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To: Steelfish
Just another 'so called news publication' fit for the garbage can
Click the Pic

9 posted on 03/27/2010 10:03:42 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Steelfish
A woman (Nancy Pelosi) pushed the health care bill through the House. The bill’s most visible and vocal proponents included a gay man (Barney Frank) and a Jew (Anthony Weiner). And the black man in the White House signed the bill into law. It’s enough to make a good old boy go crazy

Is the New York Times so broke from paying all them huge bonuses to their top execs that they are now reduced to employing mental 5 year olds to write for them? The bill was pushed by a woman, a gay man, a black man and a Jew so therefore its got to be good and can't be opposed?
Hey, the jails are full of hundreds of thousand of black men and women as well, so I guess that makes going to jail a very noble act too. And I guess Lucrezia Borgia and Mata Hari need to be commended for poisining people and sending thousands to their deaths because they just happen to be women too.

10 posted on 03/27/2010 10:08:32 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Steelfish
A woman (Nancy Pelosi) pushed the health care bill through the House. The bill’s most visible and vocal proponents included a gay man (Barney Frank) and a Jew (Anthony Weiner). And the black man in the White House signed the bill into law. It’s enough to make a good old boy go crazy.

Liberals are fixated on categories; conservatives (at least this one) care about individuals' ACTIONS. That's how I define people--not by what they say, what they claim they believe, but by what actions they take that have an impact on me and my country.

This is how I look at his paragraph:

A democrat speaker pushed the health care bill through the House AGAINST THE PEOPLE'S WISHES. The bill’s most visible and vocal proponents included A MAN WHO HELPED DESTROY THE ECONOMY (Barney Frank) and A MAN WHO ONLY APPEARS ON TV TO COMPLAIN ABOUT EVIL AND SELFISH PEOPLE WHO DON'T AGREE WITH HIM (Anthony Weiner). And THE FAR LEFTIST WHO LIED ABOUT 'LISTENING TO THOSE WHO DISAGREE WITH HIM' AND 'BRINGING UNITY TO THE NATION in the White House signed the bill into law. It’s enough to make a LOYAL AMERICAN WITH A KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT THIS NATION IS ABOUT go crazy.

This writer is like all lib journalists: He talks only to those who work in media OR to liberal government officials. They work together and socialize together, and talk about caricatures of people they never, ever meet.

Then they perpetuate these stereotypes.

Unlike someone who reads his actual thoughts, which are crammed full of stereotypical thinking, and are published only to push MORE stereotypical thinking, all while claiming to care about "real" people.

11 posted on 03/27/2010 10:33:09 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Conservative Bostonian, atheist pro-lifer, soon be gone)
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To: Steelfish
The author has lost his grasp of political reality. I want to state for the record also that whether a woman, a gay man, and a Jew helped push this bill through makes absolutely no difference to me and has no effect on how strongly I oppose this bill. I oppose this monstrous health care legislation because it's an outrageous federal power grab and is blatantly unconstitutional. The federal government has no constitutional right to dictate to citizens that we must buy expensive, gold-plated, low-deductable health insurance policies that are projected to cost over 10% of many family's gross incomes in a few years. I think there's a good chance that large parts of this legislation, including the requirement that citizens must buy insurance, will be struck down by the Roberts court.

The democrats are going to take heavy losses in November despite cheerleading by the MSM. The decisive election wins by Scott Brown and Chris Christy in liberal states are a strong sign that Obama has already lost the trust of most Americans. I expect the GOP to gain about 70 House seats and send Pelosi packing from the speaker's chair.

You have to understand that Obama's win in 2008 was an aberration caused by two events: 1) a lot of violence in Iraq between 2003 and 2008 combined with constant, 24/7, biased, unbalanced, shortsighted media coverage of that sectarian violence and the strategic situation in Iraq, and 2) the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy which was all too coincidentally timed just two months before election day and caused serious disruption of the financial markets and even caused a money market fund to take a slight capital loss. If either of those two events hadn't happened, then McCain would have beaten Obama in 2008. The Obama team doesn't understand that his election was an aberration caused by the war in Iraq and a temporary financial storm, which generated a lot of anger at the Bush Administration and the GOP. The democrats don't understand that his win was not any kind of a mandate for socialism, major upheaval in the health care system, gays in the military, or anything else. ZerO's win resulted from a temporary surge of anger at Bush and the GOP. The Obama team has wildly overplayed its hand so far and the democrats will pay a heavy price for that in November.

12 posted on 03/27/2010 10:38:18 PM PDT by your local physicist (Don't blame me. I wasn't fooled by anyone. I crossed my fingers and voted for McCain.)
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To: Steelfish
"The problem is that the country romanticized by the far right hasn’t existed for some time, and its ability to deny that fact grows more dim every day."

Mr. Blow apparently has a personal problem, too.


13 posted on 03/27/2010 10:42:25 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: Steelfish

FAR RIGHT to the NY Times = anyone who believes in the U.S. Constitution


14 posted on 03/27/2010 10:43:25 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you." - Steinbeck)
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To: Darkwolf377
Liberals are fixated on categories; conservatives (at least this one) care about individuals' ACTIONS.

Very true. I'm focused on actions and core values. Liberals always try to portray conservatives as rascist, sexist, and homophobic. That's their standard tactic from the liberal playbook. It's like the counter-gap play in football. They run that play over and over endlessly whether it works or not.

15 posted on 03/27/2010 10:43:51 PM PDT by your local physicist (Don't blame me. I wasn't fooled by anyone. I crossed my fingers and voted for McCain.)
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To: Steelfish

Apparently, China is to be a new owner. China has been given eminent domain rights:

http://www.examiner.com/x-2304-DC-Republican-Examiner~y2009m2d27-Impeachment-Time—Obama-Grants-Eminent-Domain-Rights-to-China-to-Secure-Debt

Also, administration is establishing salary caps...this can lead to slavery really quickly and has a connection to the healthcare plan:

Individual slaves had and have in todays’ black-market slave markets an assigned market value. Surely the libs (Dems) are thinking, “why not assign work values salary caps based on job descriptions to all employees also? Self-employment should be destroyed as well”...just as it is being for solo MDs now. It may be anticipated that all of the rest of us will follow that model. Salary caps are the same thing as slave commodity market valuations, and, in our society will be a way of commoditizing human labor value. Such labor can be securitized too, just like prime and subprime mortgages. Will Gore, Obama and allies form a Chicago Labor Securitization Exchange also? It is possible that a national labor market using securitizations for trading purposes can be established following the model of the Obama, et al, founded, Chicago Carbon Futures Exchange? Imagine, your labor value assumed and regulated and traded on a world-wide basis, just as mortgages!!! You will not know who owns your contract!! Healthcare will be accorded to your worth and longevity in the workFARCE. Expect nothing on your discharge from the workFARCE. Just thinking.


16 posted on 03/27/2010 11:09:11 PM PDT by givemELL (Does Taiwan Meet the Criteria to Qualify as an "Overseas Territory of the United States"? by Richar)
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To: givemELL
State Department shot down that rumor:

The State Department says there is "no factual basis" to an Internet rumor that went viral over the weekend claiming Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was willing to pledge American homes to China as collateral for Beijing buying U.S. debt.

17 posted on 03/27/2010 11:19:31 PM PDT by your local physicist (Don't blame me. I wasn't fooled by anyone. I crossed my fingers and voted for McCain.)
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To: Steelfish

A peaceful protest in front of his home would likely be easy to organize.


18 posted on 03/27/2010 11:19:59 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: your local physicist
The author has lost his grasp of political reality. I want to state for the record also that whether a woman, a gay man, and a Jew helped push this bill through makes absolutely no difference to me and has no effect on how strongly I oppose this bill.

I think you've just stated the rebuttal for 99% percent of Americans, whether they support or oppose the bill.

Mr. Blow doesn't really care: this was his too-clever-by-half way of demonstrating that anyone who opposes socialism is de facto misogynist, homophobic and antisemitic. It's called reaching, but I think he just pulled his arm out of his socket.

 

19 posted on 03/27/2010 11:47:48 PM PDT by browardchad ("Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own fact." - Daniel P Moynihan)
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To: your local physicist

How can that be a “shot-down rumor”? The treasury’s balance sheet is full of mortgages on US homes. It remains all they can pledge.


20 posted on 03/27/2010 11:49:04 PM PDT by GregoryFul
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To: Steelfish
The bullying, threats, and acts of violence following the passage of health care reform have been shocking, but they’re only the most recent manifestations of an increasing sense of desperation.

OMG... unreal. Did you see this?

Andrew Breitbart Describes Harry Reid Supporters on the Attack (Searchlight, NV - 3-27-10

21 posted on 03/27/2010 11:50:21 PM PDT by nutmeg (Bart Stupak: Judas, Neville Chamberlain or Benedict Arnold?)
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To: Steelfish

Hey NYT: ask your bosses why they’re getting bonuses and why you’re being laid off.

Gotta love that “hope and change” eh? :)


22 posted on 03/28/2010 12:01:34 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Steelfish
The writer comes from a long line of Blows


23 posted on 03/28/2010 12:45:36 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Alfred E. Neuman for President! Oh, wait a minute ...)
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To: Steelfish

This violence-baiting by the Left is reaching absurd levels.

It’s almost strident enough to be a Clinton op... nah...


24 posted on 03/28/2010 2:44:40 AM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Steelfish

Charles M. Blow

Lately all of these "right wingers are haters" stories come from this demographic. They emboldened to make these claims because they know this WH will back up any racist claims they make.

This man is inciting hate, pure and simple.

25 posted on 03/28/2010 3:43:32 AM PDT by raybbr (I hate B(ig) H(ead) Obama)
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To: Steelfish
"By CHARLES M. BLOW"

Stopped reading right there.

That's not a name, it's a verb.

26 posted on 03/28/2010 3:53:37 AM PDT by Gorzaloon (GET him AWAY from the CAMERA!! They are all figuring it out!!!)
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To: Steelfish
Sometimes, a bad idea is just a BAD IDEA, no matter who gets behind it and tries to convince others of its worth. There is no more drama to it than that.
27 posted on 03/28/2010 4:49:53 AM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Steelfish

Judith Miller former NYT “reporter” now at Fox commenting on a Fox roundtable show about the violence against democrates

“...the bullet through the window appears unrelated.”

and was quickly corrected:

“Judith you are a reporter, how can you say that a bullet through the window of Republican (some Congress person) is unrelated?”


28 posted on 03/28/2010 4:50:14 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine .. now it is your turn..)
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To: Steelfish

I’m EXTREEEEME!!!


29 posted on 03/28/2010 4:59:58 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: raybbr

Lately all of these “left wingers are haters” stories come from this demographic. They emboldened to make these claims because they know this WH can’t back up any racist claims they make because the WH is filled with stupidity and Obama is the CEO.


30 posted on 03/28/2010 5:26:53 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: April Lexington

He would if is UFO wasn’t in the shop.


31 posted on 03/28/2010 5:29:17 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Steelfish

England should have been asking the same question of Herself prior to letting millions of muzzies run all over Her cities.
We are going to answer that question real quick.


32 posted on 03/28/2010 6:28:11 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Steelfish

“Chuck Blow” should have been named “Blow Chunks”.


33 posted on 03/28/2010 6:30:00 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Bulldawg Fan

If you think that one is tough I know of one man who was an executive at an area industry as recently as the eighties who went by the name of...are you ready...Dick Puffer.


34 posted on 03/28/2010 8:29:10 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: Vaduz
He would if is UFO wasn’t in the shop.

Should have bought a Japanese one!

35 posted on 03/28/2010 8:21:21 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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