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.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on December 2, 2014
Charles Barkley is a Hall of Fame basketball star. He is also a television analyst and an African-American who is not afraid to speak his mind. During a recent radio interview, audio posted below, Sir Charles spoke out concerning the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, and the related happenings since. His comments include:
“…. no excuse for people to be out there burning down people’s businesses, burning down police cars.”
“…. it wasn’t for the cops we would be living in the Wild, Wild West in our neighborhoods.”
“Do you know how bad some of these neighborhoods would be if it wasn’t for the cops?”
Concerning the media’s failure to report on “good, hardworking black people,” but covers “negative black people.”
Charles Barkley is certainly a well-respected African-American. Unlike the Rev. Al Sharpton, Barkley was not invited to the White House this week to discuss race relations in America. The message that Barkley would share does not fit with Obama’s narrative on race in the Untied States and this President does not tolerate dissent. His approach has been detrimental to race relations in this country that have deteriorated during Obama’s presidency. That is perhaps the greatest tragedy of his failed presidency.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on July 28, 2011
Yesterday saw a riot in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California. Were the people worked up about the debt ceiling debacle in Washington? How about the ongoing wars in Libya or Afghanistan? Or maybe it was worker benefits cuts? No, none of these trivial issues got the LA’ers worked into a frenzy.
These LA’ers have real issues of concern. They were turned away from an invitation-only party and movie screening of Electric Daisy Carnival rave. Imagine the audacity of a party thrower limiting attendees to invitation holders! For this indiscretion rocks were thrown at police and fires were set on Hollywood Boulevard.
The good folks in LA have taken the entitlement American’s mentality in to a new level!
Posted in Entitlements | Tagged: Debt Ceiling, Electric Daisy Carnival, Entitlement, LA, Los Angeles, Riot | Leave a Comment »