And you know this tit would scream “censorship” if it were her message being covered up…this is classic progressive/socialist/Islamist tactics: Can’t get your message received well, try to drown out the other side. That’s not “freedom of expression”, it’s you being a jerk.
Here’s Mona Eltahawy, a “journalist” of Egyptian decent does a bit of graffiti to cover a pro-Israeli ad.
Former marine Brandon Raub is an unlikely hero for the free speech movement. He’s a poster child for the conspiracy theorist you shouldn’t have friended on Facebook. He thinks 9/11 is an inside job, that the Illuminati are controlling the world (Which, of course, they are. Hail Eris!**), he sees a “civil war coming” (which is entirely possible in the current political and economic climate.) Quoting rap lyrics with some violent content, apparently was enough to get him arrested and sent for psychiatric evaluation.
Raub, you might note, fits the usual DHS/FBI terrorist profile: white male in his 30s with military experience. So watch out what you say, folks, while on Facebook or on your blog. You might just be insane by state standards.
**Good karma points for those that can identify the book.
Heavy metal gay icon Rob Halford gives the best opinion on the whole insufferable homohubbub of the last few weeks. His opinion pretty much matches mine. From AOL’s Noisecreep:
“Everybody in this country has the right to say what they think and feel and what best represents them. The people at Chick-fil-A have the absolute right to say and do what they want. It doesn’t matter that all of these people disagree with their opinion. The question was how would the people that agree with what that man said do to support the company and how would the ones against his anti-gay remarks protest.
“The supporters have been showing up in droves, to spend money at the restaurants and peacefully assemble. But there has obviously been so many people who have gone out and boycotted the company. I think it’s great. That’s our right here. What you’re seeing here are the elements of the American Constitution in all of their glory. It’s a wonderful thing to see happening and talk about and the fact that everyone is discussing the gay rights issue is great.”
Before our interview ended, Halford wanted to be clear about his stance on the anti-gay marriage issue: “I don’t think that man thought too much about the business consequences of what he said, but I think he was standing for what he believes in. I don’t agree with him at all, but God bless the man. It’s as simple as that.”
When the president shielded Attorney General Eric “Corrupt As Hell” Holder with executive privilege, it took the press about a week to get to the same conclusion I did: the president was covering his own ass, not Holder’s. Now we have a few incidents to plug into our evidence column for this opinion:
1) White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew would “neither confirm nor deny” the charges that the president was involved in the Fast and Furious coverup. Wy not just issue a denial? Simple: perjury…the same thing that got Bill Clinton impeached (and yes, Clintonites he was impeached — found guilty, but the Senate wouldn’t pull the trigger on punishment.) Issuing the statement it did gave the White House wiggle room for that point where Lew and other WH officials might be in the line of fire in Issa’s committee.
2) Increasing defensiveness, like using the Secret Service to break up the “Fire HOlder” rally outside the White House today. The USSS claimed that there was an unidentified, abandoned “suspicious package” on near Lafayette Park. Except it was one of the protester’s backpacks that she had set down to take a picture. The takeaway: Thou Shalt Not Protest the King’s Ministers!
Overreaction and obfuscation…now when did we last see that? Clinton? Nixon? At least Watergate didn’t have corpses attached to it. It was mundane thievery between political parties. This scandal got hundreds (at least) dead, including border Patrol agents.