Secession Rant: Liberal Nuggets-O-Tolerance

One of the things that is maddening to me is the condescension that is casually tossed our way – the secession discussion has opened the floodgates for liberal idiocy. We get routinely lectured by leftists who have no clue as to what competition really is and what liberty means.

Joe links to a few and Drudge has one in the sweet spot of his page that links to this Daily Caller story that contains this little nugget-o-tolerance:

Late Tuesday a second group of Texans, this one from Houston, lodged their own White House petition. Secession-minded Texans, they wrote, “are mentally deficient and [we] do not want them representing us. We would like more education in our state to eradicate their disease.”

Houstonian “Kimberly F” — The White House does not provide last names — submitted the petition. She told TheDC in an email that ”[w]e need both sides presented, or we all look like a bunch of fools.”

I lost my temper after getting fed up the other night with a frequent lib commenter, a professor of “journalism” at a private university in Washington state. It is a bit self serving and I don’t usually roll around in the mud like this, but I’m sure that most conservatives and classical liberals will recognize the feeling, especially now:

Well, James, I’ll leave you with this before I call it a night.

For the record, I really could care less about what you think or have to say because you have less than zero credibility with me.

You have no interest in exploring alternatives; you seem to be nothing but an ideological hack, a poseur. You seem to have little energy to conduct any sort of independent inquiry – you have a fleeting association with the truth and a tenuous grip on reality. You share and profess an ideology in common with the Obama administration, so there is commonality even though you claim not to have voted for him. News flash Jimmy, when you unquestionably quote the party spin and toe the “progressive” line, you stop being a journalist and start being a propagandist – and for that reason, you are not a journalist or a professor, you are just another de facto government employee, scarcely better than a civil servant at the DMV. Sure, you get paid by a private university but we have already established that over 70% of the funding at the school is from federally guaranteed student loans or grants, so let’s not kid ourselves – if it weren’t for the federal government your journalism education would mean that you would be busing tables.

You don’t test a hypothesis, you decide what the answer is going to be and then do just enough to confirm your bias.

I don’t have that conflict, I am not a “journalist” and I am admittedly a partisan. My allegiance is to philosophy and reason, not the theoretically impartial reporting of facts as you purport to teach the young minds filled with mush that come before you…but I suppose you teach “activist” journalism so that they can find the “higher truth” as they report the half-truths and lies…just like the New York Times.

And about that credibility thing:

So you wrote a book about how crappy conservatives are. To quote Joe Biden – “big fucking deal”, that kind of propaganda is a dime a dozen. We are used to being treated as Neanderthals while we actually do things of value for you to enjoy while you look down at us. While you were toiling away in academia, ruining young minds and writing books about what other people do and think – imparting absolutely no tangible value to society – I have been running companies that employed thousands of people, paid hundreds of millions in taxes, paid hundreds of millions to vendors and sub-contractors and returned hundreds of millions to stockholders and the economy.

Here’s what gets me – you and other “progressive” academics/Democrat sycophants feel free to lecture others about things that you know only from viewing out the window of academia. You don’t live your convictions in an open, competitive environment every day like I do where tenure doesn’t protect poor performance, yet you and your ilk presume to lecture people like me about how we are wrong about any number of things. My performance is measured all the time by my company and my clients, by month, by quarter and by year – in millions of dollars, not course evaluations turned in by enamoured co-ed undergraduates.

You see, Jimmy – my performance feedback is real time, measurable and tangible. My world is a win/lose proposition. I build real value and my decisions have real consequences – so you see, I have real world experience with my values, even when they are exposed to different religions and cultures.

Your side also deigns tell me that I owe more to the government because I don’t care about poor people – when I donate to my church and 6 different charities.

Well, James, I can tell you that I have made a 30 year career of performance and achievement based on conservative values and Christian beliefs. I hold degrees in mechanical engineering, finance and economics, along with an internationally focused MBA – but in spite of that paperwork, I can tell you this: knowledge without application are just words on a page. I also have travelled to over 80 countries, doing business in 30 or so and that allows me a little wider view of how things work in the world. I’ve negotiated with Russians, Chinese communists, Indians, Japanese, Koreans, Arabs and Israelis. I’ve lived abroad in Scotland and China and not writing about it James, doing it, while living with the consequences of my decisions and stressing over the impact that those decisions have on my employees.

How many sleepless nights have you had worrying about your employees, Jimmy?

Oh, that’s right, you don’t have any. Sorry.

In some way, I help put the gas in your tank every week and technology that my company designed even shut off the Macondo blow-out in the Gulf, if you have been defended by the military or driven a car with an airbag, you have benefited from my 16 years in the defense and automotive industries, if you have flown anywhere around the country or the world, you have an 80% chance of touching something that I designed, built or managed being created.

Pretty sure that trumps an obscure book or two. I read your book – the world would have been better off of you would have saved the single tree the paper came from.

But, wow, I’m just an ignorant conservative – how could I possibly compete with a brain like you?

With my background, it really shouldn’t surprise anyone that I thought Romney was the right man for the job and Obama was not.

So your ideology won an election – we lost – but there will be another one in 2 years and another in 4, In case you missed it, the control of Congress remained the same – we still hold the House, same as before November 6th, so I doubt that much will change.

Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one, I would not be very disappointed to see you take yours (and drugboy as well – seems a match made in heaven) and scurry along to that Media Matters for America knock-off echo chamber that you call a “journalism” blog.

Nite, James. Sleep tight. Don’t let the evil conservatives get you. I hear that if you wear your Che tee shirt to bed, it wards off the ghost of Reagan.

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7 thoughts on “Secession Rant: Liberal Nuggets-O-Tolerance

  1. No matter how much opposition I have had to face from the Left, I have pounded and pounded on this issue and now, the Left is proving that I am correct:

    Late Tuesday a second group of Texans, this one from Houston, lodged their own White House petition. Secession-minded Texans, they wrote, “are mentally deficient and [we] do not want them representing us. We would like more education in our state to eradicate their disease.”

    How is it that “honest” people cannot see the mentality and attitude that permeates the Left in those words? This shows that they DO think they are mentally superior, AND that they see “education” as nothing more than indoctrination. And before anyone tells me this is “just one person,” I would point you to any of the many stories that simply posted the tweets from the left threatening riots and assassination if Romney had won. This IS the Left — accept it.

    Now, don’t think that this makes me happy: it doesn’t. In fact, it breaks my heart because it means this nation is as divided as it was before the civil war.

  2. Gee, Utah, since you went to all the trouble to dive back into “the mud” by copying and pasting one of your “self-serving” comments into a new post, the least I can do is copy and paste my response into the comments section here. We wouldn’t want folks to miss me pointing out your errors, would we? http://therionorteline.com/2012/11/10/the-chicago-way-petraeus-betrayed/

    “I really could care less about what you think or have to say because you have less than zero credibility with me.”

    So why could you “care less”? In your case, I COULDN’T possibly care less about what you think or have to say because you have less than zero credibility with me.” ;-)

    “you stop being a journalist”

    Funny–I keep pointing out to folks here that I haven’t been a journalist for decades. I guess you guys are just slow, huh?

    “if it weren’t for the federal government your journalism education would mean that you would be busing tables”

    Doubtful, though that would be an honorable job. If I weren’t working in journalism or public relations (I’ve done both corporate and non-profit PR), I might be doing one of the several other jobs I’ve held, which has included work in factories and sawmills and on farms. No high-falutin’ oil jobs, though, I have to admit, though I can change the oil in my Ford pickup.

    “I am admittedly a partisan.”

    Good for you. I don’t happen to believe either party is worth the partisanship you adhere to.

    “So you wrote a book about how crappy conservatives are.”

    Not really–but then if you actually read the book as you claim, you’d know that. Actually I was pretty complimentary of conservatives in some places, less so in others. I challenge you or any of your nimrod followers here (perhaps you can read it to them) to find a something that is incorrect in what I wrote.

    “I don’t care about poor people.”

    I’ve never made such a claim, of course. Guilty conscience?

    “I donate to my church and 6 different charities.”

    Cool. Me, too.

    “I’m just an ignorant conservative.”

    Awe, you’re being too hard on yourself.

    “how could I possibly compete with a brain like you?”

    Try reading a wider variety of sources, ignore pretty much every post on the RNL written by someone else, and try relying less on knee-jerk partisanship. Maybe you’ll get there. ;-)

    “So your ideology won an election”

    No, it didn’t–but you know that.

    “we still hold the House, same as before November 6th, so I doubt that much will change.”

    Yep, gerrymandering managed to save a House majority for the GOP. And I agree that little will change. In fact, I said before the election that would be true regardless of which guy was elected president.

    “I would not be very disappointed to see you take yours … and scurry along”

    I don’t blame you–it must be hard to have me pointing out the shortcomings of the RNL and its regulars so often.

    “Don’t let the evil conservatives get you.”

    That’s something I don’t worry about at all. For one thing, real conservatives have a tough time getting elected to positions where they can do much harm. Neo-cons I worry a bit more about.

    “the ghost of Reagan”

    You mean that guy who repeatedly raised taxes, supported gun control legislation, traded arms for hostages, increased the deficit, and failed to send even one budget to Congress that was smaller than what Congress actually passed? I suspect his ideas would haunt Republicans more than modern Dems, if they knew enough history to remember what he actually did.

    One added note, Utah, about this comment: “I hold degrees in mechanical engineering, finance and economics, along with an internationally focused MBA.”

    You must have had a lot of good teachers, then. It’s odd that you have such a low opinion of their efforts.

    • I actually have a high opinion of them, just of certain ones. Like ones who teach the kind of “journalism” that we have seen in practice since Watergate.

      The key is doing something productive with the knowledge.

      By the way, I’ve been married to a teacher for 31 years and she is more conservative than I am.

      • “I’ve been married to a teacher for 31 years and she is more conservative than I am.”

        I’m not surprised. Thank you for demonstrating to Joe that he’s clueless when he keeps going on and on about how all educators are liberals.

        • This is what I’ve been trying to demonstrate about the Left:

          I’m not surprised. Thank you for demonstrating to Joe that he’s clueless when he keeps going on and on about how all educators are liberals.

          James knows I have never addressed all “educators:” only the education system. As an “educator” and a “journalist,” James actually makes my case when he makes comments like this. He shows he cannot see his reflection in the morality mirror. He also demonstrates the weakness of his arguments/positions. Why else would he feel the need to falsely present my side of this if these things were not the case? :-)

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