Syndicated Columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr. Gives Mental Retardation A Try

Here’s the short version of the liberal take on Hobby Lobby via the Houston Chronicle and syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr.

“Shut up and pay up.”

Actual quote:

“There is something intrusive and even faintly Talibanesque about the idea of religious values shared by some of us being imposed on thousands of us because of where they happen to work.”

Christian opposition to abortifacient drugs is just like the Taliban…right. Yep. Christians routinely support stoning for adultery and are pretty cool with genital mutilation, too. I guess that is why the Taliban murders little school girls – just to thwart their contraceptive choices.

Except for the fact that Hobby Lobby is a business owned by a Christian family that pays starting employees 80% higher than minimum wage, closes early so their employees can see their families at night, keeps their stores closed on Sundays, one of the week’s biggest shopping days, so that their workers and their families can enjoy a day of rest and have not only added jobs in a weak economy, but also raised wages for the past four years in a row, they are EXACTLY like the Taliban.

The exercise in intellectual excellence continues:

“An employee owes an employer an honest day’s work. She owes it to the company to represent it to the best of her ability. She does not owe it veto power over her most intimate medical decisions. A woman’s contraceptive choices are none of her employer’s business.”

I actually agree with that Leonard – up until the point that your idea of government mandates that the employer pays for it – if she wants one of the 4 abortifacient therapies that Hobby Lobby opposes, all she has to do is whip out the Visa and pay for it herself. Remember, the new national standard of healthcare is that it is cheaper than her monthly cell phone bill.

Maybe I’ll start paying attention to your screeds when you say the same thing about the federal government mandating or requiring behaviors (or the exclusion of them) as they tie strings to doling out taxpayer funds…or even the government mandating the purchase of a product, say – I don’t know – INSURANCE – against the will of many people.

For the ten thousandth time, you turgid liberal ignoramuses, Hobby Lobby is giving plenty of choices -16 to be exact – just not the ones that end in the holy sacrament of your religion – abortion.

Pitts tries to do exactly what the Washington Post tried to do to the Koch brothers – but fails even more completely than they did.

The hyperbolic headline of Pitt’s contribution to the liberal trash heap of reason is telling:

“Hobby Lobby case just another assault on our freedoms”

You bet it is, Mr. Pitts – but in a way 180 degrees opposed to what you think it is.

 

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9 thoughts on “Syndicated Columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr. Gives Mental Retardation A Try

  1. I once wrote to Mr. Pitts (who started out at the Miami Herald) about one of his diatribes against Republicans, and racist Jim Crow Laws. Pointing out that they were all enacted by Democrats, and that civil rights legilation was filibustered by Democrats for more than 50 days. One of his pet mules, sent me an E-mail declaring that I had not read what I read, and that he SAID social conservatives (he said conservative Republicans but ….) They completely ignored the filibuster reference.
    I also could never get a response from his camp on the fact that both Kennedy and Johnson relied on one man to deliver the civil rights legislation. REPUBLICAN Everett Dirkson.
    Libs only see one side of any issue….theirs.

    • Ralph: Liberal/Progressives cannot allow themselves to accept that A = A, in many areas. The Lib/Prog understanding of all history is Procrustean to the core…nothing that conflicts with their shared delusions can be acknowledged, even when it is documented fact. By the way, while watching a prominent Lib/Prog debate the recent explosion of Black on White violence in America, I actually heard the Bozo state, “You have your facts, and I have mine,” which is consistent with the Progressive idea that there is no objective reality!

      The fact that the Klan was the terror arm of the Democrat Party in the south after the Civil War, and that President Grant sent Sherman and Sheridan to break their power over the newly freed slaves is particularly painful, as are “Separate but equal,” “Jim Crow” and the attempts by Democrats to filibuster the Voting Rights and Civil Rights laws of the 1960’s. Today’s Liberals cannot accept the overwhelming evidence that the War on Poverty actually turned out to be a War on Poor People, that has now kept generations of African Americans in poverty and government dependence.

      Of course the reasons for this blatant denial of reality are several, with a major one being that the Liberal/Progressives have created a poverty industry that actually skims off a high percentage of the Federal funds supposedly going to ameliorate the misery of the poor in America. And those jackals recycle the millions they receive from Democrat legislators and the Executive Branch as political contributions to the hand that keeps them financially obese. Don’t expect a Liberal/Progressive to acknowledge his or her movement’s history any time soon. CDE

      • Augger! How have you been?

        The central theme of the article, though written by a liberal, is not partisan. We need to teach kids How to learn, how to get and use information, how to discern the truth, how to think for oneself and not worry about going along with the crowd. As much as I bash you guys (deservedly so), an equal percentage of people on HuffPo are guilty of the same lack of logic and knowledge, maturity and wisdom, as I see in here.

        • “Augger! How have you been?”

          I am well, how are you?

          Greg, there are a lot of folks like me who by this regime have been called evil, have insulted me, have attempted to enslave me, have taken money from me … Done tolerating their evil, stupidity, and theft.

          Many of these crazy fucking liberals have no idea why they believe what they do, so I point out what their philosophy means … in person, real-world terms.

          Thinking is hard … much easier to simply emote, and I won’t tolerate that, particularly when it is screwing me. These people have been raptured, and they believe that Obama is their God. They should read more Neitzche “God Is Dead”.

          And to the big fat lady who was listening in to the conversation I was having at GCMC parking lot, I say: “Fuck you. I do not simply go to work to pay your Obamacare bill, despite you telling me that is precisely what I am doing.”

          • I agree, Augger, many libs would be conservatives if they ran in a different crowd, and vice-versa.
            However, those crazy libs won the second world war, enacted civil rights, and made this nation the envy of the world. Unions helped to create the middle class before the greed monster took them over.
            The country has gone downhill pretty much ever since Reagan’s presidency, unless you’re a CEO. We are losing manufacturing jobs at hemorrhaging rates. Both parents working outside the home is the norm, that is not a desire of the supposedly family-oriented right, I am sure, but it IS an effect of their policies.
            I am unsure what the lady’s point was, but I would love to bitch-slap anyone on the dole who thinks they Deserve my money. Even I blame liberals for fostering that attitude, but it is not as deep-rooted as you think; I have seen too many poor folk seize an opportunity to earn a living and not be dependent on others’ largesse for me to generalize about people based on their place on the economic ladder.

  2. “I agree, Augger, many libs would be conservatives if they ran in a different crowd, and vice-versa.”

    No issue with this one Greg. I think transformational psychology is fairly understood, and not hotly debated any longer (you’d have to ask more current academics).

    “However” —— cringe word.

    “those crazy libs won the second world war, enacted civil rights, and made this nation the envy of the world.“

    1. By and large, those were the crazy liberals we see today.
    2. American Patriots won the Second World War, just like it was the Navy Seals that killed Bin Laden, not Obama.
    3. They did not enact civil rights … unless segregation was a civil right in the 40s, 50s, and 60s.
    4. Those that believed in American Exceptionalism made this nation the envy of the world, nor our contemporary crazy fucking liberals.

    “Unions helped to create the middle class before the greed monster took them over.”

    The unions have always looked out for their own best interests. Any benefit to that iron worker was just a ripple effect seized upon opportunistically. Always … always …follow the money.

    “The country has gone downhill pretty much ever since Reagan’s presidency, unless you’re a CEO. We are losing manufacturing jobs at hemorrhaging rates. Both parents working outside the home is the norm, that is not a desire of the supposedly family-oriented right, I am sure, but it IS an effect of their policies.”

    No disagreement here. The Republicans and the Democrats have done a fine job of coalescing in to one fine progressive machine working towards the destruction of the Federalist-Republic that our founding fathers envisioned.

    Michelle O, sure enjoys the life of the stay at home mom … well, when she’s not using your nickel to go play ping-pong in China with 70-80 of her entourage of course.

    “I am unsure what the lady’s point was, but I would love to bitch-slap anyone on the dole who thinks they Deserve my money.”

    Having someone else pay for her healthcare was exactly her point, and she’s been emboldened enough to believe that is “her right”.

    “but it is not as deep-rooted as you think; I have seen too many poor folk seize an opportunity to earn a living and not be dependent on others’ largesse for me to generalize about people based on their place on the economic ladder.”

    Come spend a day in the ER with me, and you will move a bit on this position. There really is a "Free Shit Army" out there, and no … they WILL NOT be denied. 😦

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