Thursday, September 17, 2015

Susan J Douglas; "C" word.

Susan J Douglas             

I can’t stand the thought of having to spend the next two years watching [Republicans] denying climate change, thwarting immigration reform or championing fetal ‘personhood.’”
ART- National Review

A professor explains that studies show the GOP is bad.

A University of Michigan department chairwoman has published an article titled, “It’s Okay To Hate Republicans,” which will probably make all of her conservative students feel really comfortable and totally certain that they’re being graded fairly.

 “I hate Republicans,” communications department chairwoman and professor Susan J. Douglas boldly declares in the opening of the piece. “I can’t stand the thought of having to spend the next two years watching Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Ted Cruz, Darrell Issa or any of the legions of other blowhards denying climate change, thwarting immigration reform or championing fetal ‘personhood.’”

She writes that although the fact that her “tendency is to blame the Republicans . . . may seem biased,” historical and psychological research back her up, and so it’s basically actually a fact that Republicans are bad!

Douglas said that in the 1970s she did work for a Republican, Rhode Island’s senate minority leader Fred Lippitt, but she hates them all now because Lippitt was a “brand of Republican” who no longer exists in that he was “fiscally conservative but progressive about women’s rights, racial justice and environmental preservation.”

Republicans now, she writes, are focused on the “determined vilification” of others, and have “crafted a political identity that rests on a complete repudiation of the idea that the opposing party and its followers have any legitimacy at all.” (Apparently, the irony of this accusation given the content of her own article was lost on her.) Douglas adds that Republicans are really good at being mean because ...

Douglas adds that Republicans are really good at being mean because studies have proven that they usually have psychological traits such as (disagreeing with her...).  Full Story

My guess?  She's auditioning for MSNBC.  Still, she makes the B1G look bad.  I'll pray for her soul. 

Scrappleface Rediscovered

Res Ipsa Loquitur        

For a long time  I've wondered "what happened to that guy, whose name I can't remember, but who won all the awards for Best Satire but then sort of disappeared?" and then,  just now I remembered.  Scrappelface!

The Jefferson Option

West Point Instructor Calls for Military Overthrow of US Govt, 30% of Americans Agree

A recent YouGov survey of 1000 people posed the question: “Is there any situation in which you could imagine yourself supporting the U.S. military taking over the powers of [the] federal government?” Nearly one-third of the respondents – thirty percent – answered in the affirmative, with 43 percent of Republicans (as opposed to twenty percent of Democrats) endorsing undisguised military rule.

“What if the American people were to elect a president who want[s] to destroy the nation and works to create division among the people, encourage a culture of ridicule for basic morality and the principles that made and sustained the country, undermine the financial stability of the nation, and weaken and destroy the military?”

Bradford writes.

“What remedies, if any, did the Framers commend to us in the event a tyrant should every assume the presidency? Do the people have the right to resist a tyrant, and does that really hold any prospect of success without the support of the military? Does the U.S. military have the right or even the duty to intervene in the domestic politics of the United States as constitutional and political savior when the times require it, and who makes that determination?… Is such a duty incumbent upon the U.S. Armed Forces at present?” [FULL]

A former West Point instructor who has called for American critics of the “war on terror” to be imprisoned or executed as traitors suggests that the U.S. military would be hailed as the “constitutional and political savior” of the country if it overthrew the civilian government – and a surprisingly large number of Americans may agree with him.

Legal scholar William C. Bradford, who was forced to resign from his position as an instructor of law at West Point in August, has privately circulated a draft of an unpublished law review article entitled “Alea Iacta Est: The U.S. Coup of 2017.” An abstract of that essay posted to Bradford’s LinkedIn page adumbrates a scenario in which a U.S. president – presumably, Barack Obama – becomes an undisguised “tyrant” who must be replaced by a military junta.

Don't think for a minute that this scenario isn't part of Obama's governing calculus.

Black Propaganda

Abreast of History

During WWII the British Political Warfare Executive wanted a way to make Germans read the psyop leaflets they dropped over Germany and Nazi troop formations.  Was there a way to not only increase readership, but have them saved, and shared with friends and comrades. Hmmmm.  Can you think of a way?