James S. Brady, former Press Secretary to Ronald Reagan, died today. You may recall that Brady was shot in the head during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Reagan and, though never fully recovered, became an advocate for stronger gun laws. For that, some people in "America loving" Fox Nation thought he deserved to die.
H/T reader Andrew S.
“Jimmy Carter is getting pretty old. Just imagine the filth we’ll have to hear about when he passes on.”
Which is VERY SAD BUT VERY, VERY TRUE Steve. Just FYI, Jimmy Carter will turn 90 on October 1. Say what you want about him, but there is simply NO GETTING AROUND these two IRREFUTABLE FACTS:
1. Since leaving the White House in January 1981 and helping create and run the organization Habitat for Humanity, he has already done FAR, FAR MORE for the less fortunate in America than ANY of his Republican successors will EVER do — especially George Bush Sr. and his son George Dumbya Bush (aka Der Fuehrer II).
2. When it came to dealing with a hostage crisis, unlike his successor Ronald Reagan and the “forgotten hostages” that were held in Beirut, Lebanon throughout Reagan’s entire presidency, Jimmy Carter GOT ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY CRUCIFIED UPSIDE DOWN like St. Peter by the REPUBLICAN SYMPATHIZING corporate mainstream media during the fourteen month long Iran hostage crisis that lasted from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981. In my honest opinion, that hostage crisis was by far the principal reason why Carter was denied a second term. Now little by little, courageous INDEPENDENT investigative journalists are coming out with books on how Reagan’s VP (George H.W. Bush) went behind Carter’s back in October 1980 to cut a TOP SECRET arms-for-hostages deal with the Iranian mullahs. Remember: George H.W. Bush was a former director of the CIA.
The mission of this blog is to educate liberals about what Fox is up to. Conservatives already watch Fox. If they don’t see what is going on under their nose, I don’t think a website is going to be able to explain it for them. However, perhaps you could take some of the information and links you get here and show those to your parents. PolitiFact and Media Matters might be good resources, too. We just don’t have the resources to compete in that arena.
As for the comments, it’s a balancing act between providing a venue for expression and laying down rules. I try to err on the side of expression.
Joseph West, I thought your comment was thoughtful, not whiny.
I hope that didn’t come off as whiny. It was simply writtent to reflect a statement of fact. I didn’t agree with the idea that the evil dead should be respected (even for the sake of their families—as I pointed out back then, when the family’s aware of despicable behavior and does nothing to mitigate the behavior, the family’s feelings shouldn’t be respected or spared; but that’s me….) but this isn’t my site. I’m a visitor, and like a houseguest, you’re expected to abide by the rules of the house. (Amazing how, at the major holidays, *some people, especially the so-extremely-conservative-they-make-Jesse-Helms-look-like-Sol-Alinsky relatives that they’ll make a political argument out of the least little thing, and they’re allowed to because…….the holidays. But, for some reason, that attitude doesn’t apply to the far-left family members, who are expected to simply suffer in silence while crazy Uncle Jedediah’s ranting whatever absurdly insane Alex Jones/Rush Limbaugh/FoxNoise talking point is currently at #1.)
Rest in Peace Mr. Brady, you’ve earned it.