Seeing the Left’s new found appreciation for military action is somewhere between infuriating and hilarious. Kind of infurilarious.
CASE IN POINT: Sally Kohn supports military action in Syria cuz … Obama!
- Sudden hawk now that a (D) is President -> @sallykohn
- Kohn’s truth: I was against the war in Iraq because we had a Republican president.
- Hey @SallyKohn, did Saddam’s son’s rape rooms count as an atrocity? Asking for a friend.
- We won in Iraq. If it was about oil, then why am I paying so much for gas?
- Community of nations? Bush had 48 countries + a UNSC resolution + the US Congress. Obama has the French.
- What about the men, women & children Saddam gassed & buried in mass-graves? Do they count?
- Shorter @sallykohn: “Raining hellfire on a Middle Eastern country is ‘Robust Humanitarianism’ if Obama does it.”
After an hour of getting trash tweeted with her blatant hypocrisy, Kohn sent this out:
- What’s so blurry about “robust humanitarianism”?
- Sally Kohn’s hypocrisy is stunning. But not surprising.
- I would say that her hypocrisy is more expected than stunning.
Who is Sally Kohn?
Sally Kohn is a liberal political commentator, community organizer, and founder and chief education officer of the Movement Vision Lab, a grassroots think tank. Kohn is an unpaid contributor for the Fox News Channel, and writes for publications like Huffington Post, The Washington Post and USA Today. She and her partner, Sarah Hansen, have a 3 year old daughter.
Okay, I admit it … the bottom pic isn’t my actual grandson, though he’s about the same age and has the same beverage preferences!
Williams with Sowell – Minimum Wage [3:47]
I love Thomas Sowell. One of his books totally turned me around from being a dumb “I just want to be nice and feel good about myself” Liberal to an educated “If policies hurt people, they need to be changed” Conservative.
I was particularly impressed by Sowell’s discussion of how rent control laws drive housing costs up and housing quality/availability down, thereby most harming those at the bottom of the socio-economic heap. The two cities in the U.S. that have the oldest and strictest rent control laws – New York and San Francisco – also have the highest housing costs. This is not a coincidence. The laws CAUSED it.
I was better able to follow Sowell’s data on the rent control issue than on some other, less familiar topics, because dh and I once were part owners and full-time, live-in managers of a 6-unit apartment building. We were there from the initial investment – finding a property and purchasing it – through renovating, managing and living with tenants as neighbors, and finally selling it.
I completely understood what Sowell was saying about rent control laws, not only because I’d been a renter for many years and then seen every aspect of the mechanics of owning rental property, but also because I’d visited a friend once in a rent controlled apartment in NYC. It was a tiny, crappy little place that he paid way too much to live in because housing was so scarce. The landlord wouldn’t do anything to maintain the place, because he wasn’t getting most of the rent the tenant paid.
The landlord – who had invested in the building and had to pay all the bills and taxes – only got the capped, controlled amount of rent the law allowed. It was the renter who had happened to be in unit when rent control went into effect who was making money off the deal! It was a total scam. This person had nothing of her own invested in or at risk and did nothing at all to maintain the property. She didn’t even live in the building any more. She just kept the lease in her name, so the landlord couldn’t legally raise the rent; then she sub-let to other people, who she charged more than she paid the landlord!
I was totally not surprised to learn in the video that the very first minimum wage law was designed to benefit white union workers at the expense of black non-union workers. Minimum wage is just another example of how the Left demonizes the Right as “uncaring” when it is the Left’s policies that most hurt the poor.
President Obama hasn’t yet taken unilateral action against Syria for crossing the “red line,” but he might soon. Or, more accurately, he’ll tell the military to go when Valerie Jarrett (aka vj44) tells him to … and then he’ll play cards.
TIP: Google vj44 and see how many ways Valerie Jarrett uses it or is referred to by it. It seems quite clear that Barack “I’d rather play games than govern” Obama is the 44th President In Name Only. Suggest we put 44PINO on the license plate of his little RCOTUS clown car in all future photoshops.
Tweeters got a jump on titling the inevitable movie:
- My Big Fat Middle Eastern Tantrum
- Dude Where’s My Red Line?
- Raiders of the Lost Cause
- Bungle Fever
- All the President’s Yes Men
- How to lose all allies in 10 days
- The Silence of the Left
- The King Am I
- Dances With Clowns
- Full Metal Mom Jeans
- A Separate Peace Prize
This is FANTASTIC!!
H/t Bluebird of Bitterness
Posted by Pistol Pete
It’s that day when you can put all the depressing crap aside for awhile and just be grateful you’re not some of these people.
HEY,GRUNT:IF YOU’RE INTERESTED,I THINK HE’S AVAILABLE!
HILLARY MEETS KING ABDULLAH WEARING HER NEW “WHERE’S WALDO” JACKET