Posted by Steve Markowitz on February 10, 2017
Comedian Bill Maher is a star on cable TV. He is also an unapologetic liberal espousing Progressive causes through humor. That has not stopped Maher from criticizing the Left on significant issues affecting society.
Maher, an atheist, has been especially critical of Islam and its penchant for violence. He has also been critical of the Left’s unwillingness to honor what should be a backbone of the movement, free speech. In a recent show Maher said: “Look, I’m not against free speech. Believe me. I’ve been a longtime critic of colleges shutting people up. That is a problem on the left that we need to deal with very much so” and “Free speech should be something we (liberals) own.”
Maher’s dressing down the Left on free-speech came after recent riots at the University of California Berkeley campus. That supposed bastion of free speech rioted in an effort to stop right-leaning provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking on campus.
In an attempt to make excuses for inexcusable behavior, Leftists and their supporters in the mainstream media would define the burning and destruction of property at UC Berkeley as a “protest”. Such behavior has in the past been called fascism.
Posted in Political Correctness | Tagged: Berkeley, Fascism, maher, Protest, Riot, UC, Yiannopoulos | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 7, 2014
Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz is an un-avowed liberal. However, unlike many liberal professors today, Dershowitz is true to his ACLU type beliefs even if they encroach on Leftist dogma.
Now, after 50 years of employment at Harvard University, Dershowitz is hanging up his spurs and retiring. The good professor was recently interviewed by Madeleine Morgenstern of the Philadelphia Inquirer who questioned Dershowitz about some of his former students who went on to become famous. His comments include:
Former presidential adviser David Gergen– “Very quiet, very quiet. Not memorable in the classroom, but outside the classroom, when we would talk, he clearly was a leader. You could see that.”
Former United States Sen. Elizabeth Dole– “She was very talkative, and she was in a class of practically all women because in those days family law was called women’s law because women were thought to be only suited for the soft stuff. She was not soft at all. She was brilliant.”
CNBC’s Jim Cramer of Mad Money – “Jim didn’t come to class all that often. He was buying and selling stocks. You know, his answering machine when he was my research assistant had stock tips.”
Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer– “So terrific a research assistant! Maybe everything that happened to him since was my fault because one day I said to him, ‘Eliot, you’re working too hard. Go out and have some fun.'”
Perhaps Dershowitz’s most telling remarks came when he discussed United States Sen. Ted Cruz of whom he said: “Off-the-charts brilliant. And you know, liberals make the terrible mistake, including some of my friends and colleagues, of thinking that all conservatives are dumb. And I think one of the reasons that conservatives have been beating liberals in the courts and in public debates is because we underestimate them. Never underestimate Ted Cruz. He is off-the-chart brilliant. I don’t agree with his politics.”
This high praise for Cruz must be causing heartburn within much of the Progressive Left and its pals in the mainstream media. The false narrative created for most politicians who dare to disagree with Leftist dogma is that their opponents are somehow ignorant, approaching subhuman standing. This fascist approach to politics is meant to discourage reasonable debate and political discourse. It is likely that Dershowitz’s very public and positive comments concerning Ted Cruz relates to the professor’s concern for the fascist approach embraced by many of his Leftist cohorts.
Posted in Liberals, Politics | Tagged: brilliant, Cramer, Cruz, Dershowitz, dole, Fascism, Gergen, Harvard, left, Liberal, Retire, Spitzer | 3 Comments »
Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 9, 2011
What does Progressive Leftist Bill Maher do when he is unhappy with President Obama? He resorts spouting anti-Semitism. This past Friday Maher said (video below):
“I heard him a couple of times saying, “You know what? We met the Republicans what they asked, and then we gave them more.” That’s like your lawyer saying to you, “You know, I went into the chambers with the judge and the prosecutor, and my first offer was 40 years to life for you. And I think I can get your tailgating charge moved up to manslaughter. And that’s my first offer.” What is wrong with these people? He is a terrible negotiator. Does he not even know a Jew?”
Adding an exclamation point to his bigotry, Maher then showed a poster for replacing Glenn Beck on Fox News that depicted Joe Lieberman doing a program called, “Morning Jew.”
For years bigotry has been gaining traction in Leftist circles. In earlier years it manifested itself mainly on the Left’s fringes with the likes of Louis Farrakhan and Pastor Wright. It is becoming more mainstream in the Left. Maher joins other Leftist bigots, as previously post on this Blog:
NPR’s Vivian Schiller attacking Zionist and Christians.
Code Pink calling for Clarence Thomas to be lynched.
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell saying the Michael Steele answers to “his masters”.
Helen Thomas telling Jews to go back to Germany.
Oliver Stone indicating that Jews have overblown the Holocaust.
Congressman Paul Kanjorski demeaning minorities.
MSNBC’s Chris Mathews forgets that Obama is black for a few minutes.
Cynthia Tucker taking off on Michael because he is black.
When examples of racism and bigotry from the Left are outed, inevitably Progressive elitists offer excuses such as “they know what is in the person’s heart and therefore that person could not be a racists”. The Left has wrapped racism in the covers of political correctness for their own continence. This is a dangerous slippery slope that can lead to fascism. It is the same slide that allowed half the country to vote for president a man who admittedly attended a bigoted church for twenty years.
Posted in Anti-Semitism, Bill Maher, Racism, Radical Left | Tagged: Anti-Semitism, Bigot, Bill Maher, Chris Matthews, Code Pink, Fascism, Glenn Beck, Helen Thomas, Jews, Joe Lieberman, Lawrence O'Donnell, Leftists, MSNB, Oliver Stone, Paul Kanjorski, Political Correctness, Progressives, Racism, Reverend Wright, Vivian Schiller | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Steve Markowitz on October 27, 2010
This past Tuesday the gals on the View were at it again. This time it was radical Leftist Joy Behar acting out. During a discussion on an advertisement used by Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle, Behar completely lost it calling Angle a “moron”, “bitch”, “evil” and finally ending the rant by stating that “this bitch is going to hell”.
The radical Left has crossed a chasm. With spokespeople like Bahr spewing hate against any who appose their views, they join the ranks of historical fascism that stamps out dissent by any means available. This is a dangerous slope they march down.
Finally, it would surprise this Blog should Ms. Behar be one to determine qualifications for entering in hot-house.
Posted in Radical Left | Tagged: bitch, Fascism, Feminist, hell, Joy Behar, moron, Radical Left, Rant, Sharron Angle, View | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Steve Markowitz on November 12, 2009
The great Chinese general Sun Tzu stated: “Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.” The Art of War hasn’t change centuries later.
In the days before Obama, we had the “War on Terrorism”, “Axis of Evil” and “Islamofascism”. These have since morphed into “Overseas Contingency Operation”, “other countries” and “terrorists”, none of which adequately describe our enemy. If we cannot properly label the enemy, how can we expect to know them?
Islamofascism was coined to indicate the similarities between the Muslim Extremists, some of which are terrorists, and the Fascist regimes of Europe in the 1930’s and 1940’s. This term has fallen out of favor during recent years, the victim of the PC (political correctness) police. That obfuscation does not change the striking similarities between the Muslim extremists and their Fascists counterparts of the past. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Diplomacy, Evil, Iran | Tagged: Arab, Art of War, Axis of Evil, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Fascism, Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Islam, Islamofascism, Jews, Nazi, Neville Chamberlain, Nowruz, Overseas Contingency Operation, President Obama, Revolutionary Guard, Sun Tzu, Taliban, Terrorists, War on Terrorism | 5 Comments »