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Friday, March 6, 2015
WND's Farah Is Just Not Down With All That Science Stuff
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Joseph Farah devoted his Feb. 26 WorldNetDaily column to a screed against science -- specifically attacking National Geographic for highlighting "the war against science":

Sadly, I don’t have the time or space to refute and rebut every aspect of this full-throated endorsement of modern “science” as the new priesthood, whose conclusions are questioned at the threat of excommunication, not to mention humiliation in rational circles.

In short, if you doubt any conclusions of the modern scientific establishment, you’re not only a rube, but you are dangerous.

Apparently, in the 20th or 21st centuries, “science” finally worked out all the bugs of the past and is now certain about all the big and little questions of life. There are no more mysteries. There is no more ambiguity. There are no more unknowns. There are no more doubts about matters like man-made catastrophic climate change, that evolution explains everything we need to know about the origins and diversity of life on the planet, vaccinations, genetically modified food and just about everything else.

Science is the final arbiter. Even though science has made innumerable blunders in the past, today science has it 100 percent right and there is no room for skepticism, this National Geographic opus concludes. If you question anything about science’s conclusions (as if all scientists are united on any of these matters), you might as well join the Flat Earth Society.

There are no nuances. There are no big questions left to answer. The new priesthood has spoken.

It never occurs to National Geographic that what they call “science” is actually a government-science complex with immense power, money and influence that is merely frustrated with its inability to coercively persuade everyone of their infinite wisdom even with control of the schools, the colleges, the universities, the major media, the museums, the zoos, the observatories, the medical schools, etc.

Among the things Farah's upset with is National Geographic's stand on the side global warming existing and vaccines helping people. But  he engages in some old-school paranoia as well:

As for me and my house, we reject fluoride. It’s getting harder and harder when the government adds this poison, which accumulates in your body, to your water supply. But we manage.

If Farah so soundly rejects science, is it any wonder why he's so unable to recognize the truth that his website publishes lie after lie?


Posted by Terry K. at 1:15 AM EST
Thursday, March 5, 2015
NEW ARTICLE: Knowing Farah By His Fruits
Topic: WorldNetDaily
WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah loves to claim that President Obama's isn't a real Christian. But do Farah and his website adhere to Christian principles? Read more >>

Posted by Terry K. at 11:14 AM EST
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
WND Pretends It Never Portrayed Obama As The Antichrist
Topic: WorldNetDaily

A March 1 WorldNetDaily article by Leo Hohmann forwards speculation that the new prime minister of Greece, Alexios Tsipras, is the Antichrist. This is dutifully followed by "prophecy experts" shooting down the idea, as well as such speculation about anyone.

Hohmann kicks things off with WND fave Joel Richardson:

Joel Richardson, author of the best-seller “The Islamic Antichrist” as well as “Mideast Beast” and “When a Jew Rules the World,” is as interested as anyone in the rise of the world figure the Bible calls the antichrist. He’s written two books that deal explicitly with that topic. But, he says, it can become a distraction.

He points to all the misses of the past few decades in which well-known global figures were seen as the embodiment of Satan on earth – Ayatollah Khomeini, President Clinton, Javier Solana and nearly every pope.

[...]

President Obama is in his final years in office, but rest assured, Richardson said, this article will be followed by dozens of comments declaring that it would be remiss for any good antichrist speculator to ignore the fact that Obama is indeed the lawless one, the Son of perdition.

You know who helped fuel speculation that Obama is the Antichrist? Joel Richardson.

In 2009, Richardson wrote a WND column headlined "What Obama and the Antichrist have in common." Despite writing that he wanted to "make it very clear that in no way do I believe that President Obama is the Antichrist," Richardson made sure to draw parallels between the two: "Today, throughout the Islamic world, the masses are yearning for and longing for a populist messiah figure known as the Mahdi who, according to their very own prophecies, will employ precisely the same methods as Obama."

Hohmann goes on to quote another WND fave, Carl Gallups:

Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, various popes, various U.S. presidents, and other powerful world leaders have made the list. And, it is no secret that many Christians claim to see “antichrist spirit” characteristics in any number of current world leaders. Again, their batting average has been abysmal and if these prophecy gurus were baseball players they would not even make it in the minor leagues.

“There can be little doubt that the ‘spirit of antichrist’ continues to grow stronger with the passing years and the continual degradation of the world’s attitude toward the Word of God and Jesus Christ,” Gallups said. “The advice I give to Christians who inquire upon this subject is: carefully discern the times, rightly divide the Word of truth, stay cognizant of the growing spirit of deception and deceit so that we might speak biblical truth and relevance to the decaying culture around us, and keep the main thing – the main thing. Winning souls, equipping the saints, and effectively advancing the Kingdom of Jesus Christ in hearts and lives.”

And who is one of those minor-league prophecy gurus whose batting average has been abysmal in identifying a certain U.S. president with Antichrist tendencies? Carl Gallups.

Under the pseudonym PPSimmons, Gallups made a YouTube video in 2009 -- promoted at WND, of course --  claiming that “the Greek word for ‘lightning’ is ‘astrape’, and the Hebrew equivalent is ‘Baraq,’” and that "If spoken by a Jewish rabbi today, influenced by the poetry of Isaiah, he would say these words in Hebrew ... 'I saw Satan as Baraq Ubamah.'"

As blogger Richard Bartholomew pointed out at the time, Gallups misinterprets the biblical text he's quoting from and mistranslates the Greek into Hebrew.

Curiously, Hohmann never mentioned Richardson's or Gallups' previous adventures in linking Obama to the Antichrist -- or any of the other WND writers who have made similar claims. Just a couple weeks ago, WND's Joe Kovacs presented the claim that "the night Obama was first elected president in November 2008, the three-digit winning lottery number in Illinois, the state in which Obama resided at the time he was running, was 666" as evidence Obama is the Antichrist.

C'mon, WND, don't walk back your Obama derangement now -- own it! That's the only reason people read WND these days, after all!


Posted by Terry K. at 1:09 AM EST
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Cheryl Chumley Descends To WND
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Cheryl Chumley has kicked around right-wing media for years, most recently at the Washington Times. Apparently the Moonie Times is too credible for Chumley to be associated with.

Last week, WorldNetDaily announced via tweet that Chumley has joined "the WND Editorial Team." Whether that means she'll be writing news or opinion is irrelevant because WND doesn't really distinguish between the two. WND had already published Chumley's book "Police State USA" last year, so she had a relationship with WND.

Chumley's record of deceptive and misleading reporting will make her fit right in at WND. For example:

  • In 2009, Chumley wrote a shoddy Capital Research Center report on ProPublica that accused it of having a liberal bias; at no point did she identify any inaccuracies in ProPublica's reporting, only that it defied the right-wing media agenda.
  • In 2010, Chumley wrote a Washington Examiner article on the right-leaning Franklin Center, which funds numerous blogs and "watchdog" websites. In contrast with her attack on ProPublica, Chumley played the Franklin Center's political leanings (and the resulting bias) and completely ignored the fact that the FranklinCenter has refused to disclose from where its funding comes -- transparency that's critical to the credibility of news operations.
  • Last year at Newsmax, Chumley promoted a petition signed by "31,072 U.S. scientists" discounting the idea of global warming as a fact. As we've noted, few of those signees have degrees in fields related to climate science and, the signatories are only a tiny, fringe fraction of the more than 10 million college science graduates created in the past 40 years.
  • And because any new WND employee must be a confirmed carrier of Obama Derangement Syndrome, we have Chumley ranting on a fringe website that "the best chance to turn back the Islamic onslaught – the most hopeful option is to hold out for 2016 and the next presidential election."

So, yeah, with this record of shoddy reporting, WND is definitely Chumley's kind of place. It's also a sign of the utter lack of credibility WND possesses that it has a ready place for her.


Posted by Terry K. at 4:29 PM EST
WND Columnist Still Spouting Her Prime Derangement Elsewhere
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Andrea Shea King's weekly column for WorldNetDaily that covers various to-dos on the Internet is pretty dull as far as such things go. But as we've previously noted, her right-wing insanity rears its ugly head outside of WND.

It did so again on her Internet radio show where, as Right Wing Watch documented, King called for members of Congress who decline to attend today's speech before Congress by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be "hanging from a noose in front of the U.S. Capitol Building." She further channels Ed Wood by declaring that those who elect members of Congress she doesn't like are "stupid, stupid people."

So why is King stuck writing a boring tech column for WND when she's obviously capable of bringing the derangement expressed by fellow columnists like Erik Rush and Marisa Martin? It's a mystery.


Posted by Terry K. at 10:52 AM EST
Monday, March 2, 2015
WND's Farah Retcons His Birther Obsession
Topic: WorldNetDaily

A "retcon" (retroactive continuity) is an attempt to reframe past events to serve current needs. While the term is generally applied to comic book plots, it applies in real life as well.

Witness Joseph Farah retconning WorldNetDaily's birther obsession in his March 1 WND column:

Before the 2008 election was held, I tried to warn America of what was coming.

If we ignored what the Constitution explicitly said regarding the eligibility of presidential candidates, then the founding documents that held our nation together and set it apart from the rest of the world would be rendered meaningless.

We would no longer be governed by the rule of law, I predicted. We would be governed by the rule of men.

Now, more than six years later, we are saddled with a president who knows no one is going to hold him accountable to the law. After all, if we didn’t take the Constitution seriously on a matter of the few and simple eligibility rules it set forth regarding the presidency, why would the Congress, the courts and the people hold him accountable other laws of the land?

The results are in. The evidence is clear. The history has been written.

[...]

It gives me no satisfaction that I saw this coming and that I pointed it out over and over again over the last six years. I would have preferred to be wrong. I would have preferred that Obama respected his oath of office. I would have preferred that he faced real opposition when he didn’t. I would have preferred if America’s system of checks and balances on power worked the way they were intended. I would have preferred that a federal judge or the Congress of the people held Obama accountable to the Constitution back in 2008.

It would have saved America a great deal of pain and suffering.

Even worse, Americans don’t seem to have learned a lesson yet.

Farah cannot claim WND's birther obsession is about the rule of law because it was never about that; it was always about trying to destroy Obama for failing to be as right-wing as Farah is. It ignored its own reporting that experts found Obama's birth certificate to be authentic (which prompted another retcon attempting to redefine "authentic") to smear Obama with fraudulent documents and manipulating into existence an incompetent and biased "cold case posse" to give a legal patina to its hateful obsession. And as all of WND's birther conspiracy theories were discredited, WND hid the truth from its readers.

Not only did all of WND's anti-Obama efforts fail, they destroyed what little credibility WND had. Farah's cowardly refusal to hold Ted Cruz to the same "eligibility" standards he's holding Obama simply underscores the fact that his jihad against Obama is politically motivated.

And now Farah -- an inveterate liar -- wants us to believe that his birther obsession really was all about warning the country about the rule of lawand not personal destruction? Please.


Posted by Terry K. at 12:28 PM EST
WND's Bid To Stop Loretta Lynch Ends In Failure
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Remember a few weeks back when WorldNetDaily tried to raise a ruckus over the nomination of Loretta Lynch as attorney general? Well, never mind.

If you'll recall, WND tried to make a big deal out of Lynch, in her work as a federal prosecutor, supposedly letting HSBC off with just a ($1.9 billion) fine over money-laundering allegations, prompting WND to lie once again about how it broke the HSBC story. But WND never identified what exactly Lynch had done, giving the appearance that this was all about its pathological Obama-hate instead of actual facts.

Well, it didn't work -- not surprising given the well-earned lack of respect WND is given in the real world. Lynch's nomination advanced out of the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee with three GOP senators joining Democrats in approving the nomination.

WND, meanwhile, seems to want to bury this failure: It devoted no original reporting to Lynch's advance, instead stealing an article from TownHall on the subject.

As so many times before, a hate-based partisan WND crusade ends in failure. After all this time, WND has apparently notgotten the message that nobody believes them.


Posted by Terry K. at 12:57 AM EST
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Bradlee Dean Lies Again In His WND Column
Topic: WorldNetDaily

In addition to be a lying preacher, Bradlee Dean isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer.

In his Feb. 26 WorldNetDaily column -- which ironically begins with the "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on," which he misattributes to Winston Churchill; in fact, the statement dates from the 19th century -- Dean writes:

Today, there are:

  • 1,500 newspapers
  • 1,100 magazines
  • 9,000 radio stations
  • 2,400 publishers

All of these are owned and operated by only 6 corporations.

While there are legitimate concerns about concentration of media ownership -- one accounting claims that six corporations control 90 percent of "media" -- Dean's statement is utterly false.

The largest radio station owner in the U.S., iHeartMedia (formerly Clear Channel), owns around 850 stations, less than 10 percent of the total Dean claims. The largest owner of daily newspapers by circulation, Gannett, owns 80, also less than 10 percent of the total. If the largest company in those sectors don't even own 10 percent of the outlets in their sector, it's physically impossible for "six corporations" to control all of them.

Dean huffs: "Often, we see people who are put in front of our faces as being just and upright. However, when you pull the curtain back, you find that the opposite is true." Why, it's almost as if Dean is talking about himself; members of the street teams for Dean's now-defunct "You Can Run But You Cannot Hid International" ministry have told of the mistreatment they received and denounced the operation as a "cultic sham."

Den then attacks Time magazine for naming tyrants such as Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin as its "man of the year," suggesting that Time was endorsing their works. Dean ignores that Time has explained that the honor is not necessarily an endorsement of their activities. After listing that rogues' gallery, Dean then rants:

Barack Hussein Obama was declared Person of the Year by Time in 2008 and 2012 (Time changed the title from Man of the Year to Person of the Year in 1999). Barack Hussein Obama has been the most destructive president in America. He is known as the most biblically hostile president. He has attempted to attack the foundations of America, tear down the Constitution and re-create it in his own image. He is a shameless supporter of the murder of children in the womb, even attempting to force private institutions to fund it, and has abused his power in an attempt to strip American citizens of their rights to keep and bear arms, which are to be protected under the Second Amendment.

Obama is following in pursuit of dictators aforementioned by Time magazine.

And Dean is going Godwin -- not to mention lying again -- by portraying Obama as just like Hitler.


Posted by Terry K. at 3:46 PM EST
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Obama Derangement Syndrome Watch, Supersize WorldNetDaily Edition
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Thus, there is a vast segment of America that simply isn’t aware of this administration’s basis in Marxism and fundamentally anti-American worldview, under-the-radar executive and regulatory power grabs, material support of terrorists and criminal participation in the overthrow of governments. They also have no idea that Obama has provided unprecedented access to our government to Islamist militants for the express purpose of compromising our national security and placing the American people at grave risk.

Were this segment of our electorate – stupid though they may or may not be – suddenly made aware of these facts, we would be looking at an entirely different political landscape right now.

-- Erik Rush, Feb. 18 WorldNetDaily column

President Obama seems more interested in defending the religion of Islam than in defending the United States against the threat of Islamic jihad, but Islam isn’t under attack; we are.

Obama has created a straw man – or fattened one up that others created. The United States isn’t at war with Islam – or even radical Islamists, for that matter. By incessantly and wrongly suggesting we are hostile to Islam proper, Obama is giving credence to that charge and planting a seed in the minds of Muslims, thereby aggravating the problem he claims he wants to diminish.

-- David Limbaugh, Feb. 19 WND column

What else did Imam Obama – who professes Christianity – proclaim in the name of the ISIS Islamic eschatology? Obama claimed that ISIS has “perverted the religion [of Islam]” and that it is peddling a “twisted ideology used to incite others to violence.”

-- Ilana Mercer, Feb. 19 WND column

Dear candidate for president of the United States:

Congratulations on your decision to pursue a career as leader of the free world. The following exam, while in no way comprehensive, is intended to assess your basic qualifications and level of occupational competency. Though a failing grade does not automatically exclude you from being elected by low-information voters, hipster millennials, liberal yuppies plagued by white guilt and lesbian feminists with sleeve tattoos, it does strongly indicate that you are better suited for a career in an industry requiring no experience whatsoever and few, if any, measurable skills.

Alternative career paths might include:
1. Community Organizer
2. Law professor at the University of Chicago
3. Serial bad golfer
4. Mom jeans model

-- Matt Barber, Feb. 20 WND column

While I can understand why some politicians won’t fall into the obvious trap of judging the hearts and minds of others – especially a president running roughshod over the Constitution, making dangerous and reckless foreign policy decisions, ruling domestically like a dictator and destroying the economy, I am only too happy to comment on Obama’s alleged Christian faith.

-- Joseph Farah, Feb. 23 WND column

Obama refers to our nation as “this” country, as though it is some other country and not “our” country, as when he said, “There’s a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped disproportionately by the police, and that’s a fact.” Obama once told a European audience that “there have been times where America has shown arrogance.”

When Obama has expressed admiration for our country, it is often in a backhanded manner. “I realize that America’s critics will be quick to point out that at times we, too, have failed to live up to our ideals; that America has plenty of problems within its own borders. This is true,” Obama declared to the United Nations General Assembly last year.

By contrast, Mayor Giuliani said, “With all our flaws we’re the most exceptional country in the world. I’m looking for a presidential candidate who can express that, do that and carry it out.”

-- Phyllis Schlafly, Feb. 23 WND column

I’m familiar with what I call the political juvenile delinquency of Barack Obama. Part of my job in the Army was reading the Communist press. I see through all of Obama’s political juvenile delinquency. Been there. Done that. Got over it before Obama was born.

Don’t tell me I can’t question the patriotism of someone whose patriotism is as questionable as that of Barack Obama.

And I want his patriotism questioned like a select committee of the House of Representatives would. And not like a nudist crossing a barbed-wire fence!

-- Barry Farber, Feb. 24 WND column

The secret is that Obama and nearly all in his employ despise America and the entire model of Western society. This includes democratic republicanism, capitalism, as well as Judeo-Christian principles and values. A large measure of their antipathy is also due to the fact that they consider this paradigm an Anglo-European (white) paradigm.

Obama and his ilk are an amalgam of radicals in the ’60s mold, whether Marxist-Leninists, Maoists, Structural Marxists, black and Latino nationalists, Marxist feminists, Nation of Islam, or Sunni Muslim Islamists. All of these groups are intensely hateful, and all embrace the short historical worldview that the Evil Old White Man (those of northern European descent) has been exploiting nonwhites for centuries, it is time for this to come to an end, and it is their mission – nay, their destiny – to bring this end about.

They view America as the white man’s “signature creation” – so of course America has to go.

The sentiments of a Barack Obama (or an Eric Holder, Van Jones, etc.), therefore, will always lie with the Islamists, who they perceive as having been exploited and oppressed by the Anglo-European capitalist colonialist Judeo-Christian leviathan. Their sentiments will always lie with the urban black street thug rather than their law-abiding white victim, because it is the white victim who is in part responsible for the black thug’s pain.

-- Erik Rush, Feb. 25 WND column

Enter Rudy Giuliani, supposedly speaking for America’s wounded feelings, letting us know that Obama doesn’t love America. Yet it says something deeply uncomplimentary about America’s leadership during this era of purposely induced decline that a well-known star in the GOP’s firmament has taken this long to get less than halfway to the truth about Obama.

I say halfway because, like the unfaithful spouse in the slapstick comedy, Obama has approached the task of bringing American down with studied ingenuity. Nothing that contributed to our success has escaped his destructive efforts. Refusing seriously to address the issue of his eligibility for office, he quietly sneered at the authority of the Constitution’s words. Seeking to confer voting privileges on the D.C. delegate in Congress, (which the Constitution explicitly withholds), he waved off another constitutional provision. Seeking to usurp Congress’ oversight of the decennial Census, he sought to poison the electoral root of its independent representation of the people.

[...]

When I heard that Rudy Giuliani was questioning Obama’s love for America, I wondered, “Why does he still refused to admit that it is hatred, not the absence of love, which drives Obama?” It drives the whole elitist faction Obama represents. Giuliani stops short of the truth. So should I be struck dumb by his bold courage, or intrigued enough to investigate his odd failure of perception?

-- Alan Keyes, Feb. 26 WND column

Barack Hussein Obama was declared Person of the Year by Time in 2008 and 2012 (Time changed the title from Man of the Year to Person of the Year in 1999). Barack Hussein Obama has been the most destructive president in America. He is known as the most biblically hostile president. He has attempted to attack the foundations of America, tear down the Constitution and re-create it in his own image. He is a shameless supporter of the murder of children in the womb, even attempting to force private institutions to fund it, and has abused his power in an attempt to strip American citizens of their rights to keep and bear arms, which are to be protected under the Second Amendment.

-- Bradlee Dean, Feb. 26 WND column


Posted by Terry K. at 9:02 AM EST
Friday, February 27, 2015
WND's Peacock Is Still Obsessed With Blaming Obama For U.S. Spending In Kenya
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Steve Peacock's peculiar obsession with suggesting that any U.S. aid to Kenya is personally directed by President Obama continues in a Feb. 21 WorldNetDaily article:

A new round of advisers is being sent to Kenya on behalf of the Obama administration, which plans to deploy individual private contractors to assist in the simultaneous expansion of health-care services and the ongoing decentralization of the national government.

Indeed, one of Obama’s long-term goals “is to establish a social health insurance system to enable equitable provision of health care to all Kenyan citizens,” one of the adviser-recruitment documents explicitly declares.

At no point does Peacock prove that Obama is personally behind any of this aid to Kenya, or even that the aid is an increase from that under previous administrations. Peacock is simply a WND tool to suggest that Obama wasn't born in America.

Peacock is a little sensitive about his biased, obsessed, cherry-picked reporting getting called out.


Posted by Terry K. at 12:40 PM EST
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Serial Commandment Violator Farah Judges Obama's Christianity (Again)
Topic: WorldNetDaily

As he is wont to do, Joseph Farah devotes yet another WorldNetDaily column to insisting that President Obama isn't a real Christian:

While I can understand why some politicians won’t fall into the obvious trap of judging the hearts and minds of others – especially a president running roughshod over the Constitution, making dangerous and reckless foreign policy decisions, ruling domestically like a dictator and destroying the economy, I am only too happy to comment on Obama’s alleged Christian faith.

[...]

here are good reasons for Christians to wonder about Obama’s claims to be a follower of Jesus – including his policies such as affirmation of same-sex marriage, abortion on demand for any reason or at any stage of development, including babies who survive outside the womb, the abject abandonment of persecuted Christians in the Middle East while offering “refugee” status to tens of thousands of Sunni Muslims, who are not experiencing religious persecution.

Some are fond of quoting Matthew 7, in which Jesus said, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” But that’s not all Jesus said about judgment.

In the same chapter, He said believers would not be clueless in knowing who is a true believer and who is not: “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? and then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

Does Obama have such fruits of the faith to show?

I’m not judging, but I can’t see any. Can you?

Farah judging the sincerity of Obama's faith is the height of hypocrisy. Not only does Farah repeatedly violate the Eighth Commandment by bearing false witness against Obama and others, he facilitates others in doing so -- indeed, the whole of WND can be seen as one massive, ongoing Eighth Commandment violation.

Farah is on record as appearing to be unduly proud of the fact that WND publishes misinformation -- something reinforced by his refusal to publicly repent for his dishonesty even as he demanded others do so during the "national day of prayer and fasting" he invented.

What fruits of the Christian faith does Farah show? We can't see any because his record of lies make it impossible.


Posted by Terry K. at 2:48 PM EST
WND's Massie: It's My Constitutional Right To Lie About Obama!
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Obama Derangement Syndrome victim Mychal Massie is shocked -- shocked! -- that anyone would dare think his attacks on Obama might go too far. He expresses his shock in his Feb. 23 WND column in response to a reader who criticized his calling Obama a "fairy" because it's a derogatory term:

Political correctness is the bludgeon cultural Marxists wield to demagogue the craven into obedience. It is the meme employed that ensures the acceptable form of social engineering. I reject “political correctness” in all of its constructs and have pledged to myself that I will never succumb to what amounts to a veiled unconstitutional attempt to enslave the nation on a plantation of forced group think, group speak and group behavior.

Such was the gist of a conversation I recently had with Susan Highfield. She suffered under the fallacious idea that certain speech was permissible only for her to use. She said: “Mychal, I hate the man [i.e., Obama] … but only a homosexual like myself can be calling him a … fairy. Otherwise it’s a derogatory statement against [homosexual] people. With all due respect, I’m pretty sure you understand.” She continued by saying, “calling him a fairy is basically hate speech.”

Apparently, Ms. Highfield neglected to note that it was me she was speaking to and failed to consider my rejection of such asinine reasoning. I explained to her that “I refuse to have speech privatized … nor do I subscribe to the myth that homosexuals are harmed” by individuals using proper grammar as it was intended because they do not like it.

[...]

She took exception to my calling Obama a “fairy.” She wanted me to believe that for me to use the word was somehow an act of hate speech and injurious to homosexuals when used by heterosexuals. The problem with her reasoning is that the proper definition of the word “fairy” further exposes her ignorance and intellectual dishonesty.

The word “fairy” as I intended it is defined by the Urban Dictionary as “a male who acts slightly feminine but not necessarily means that they are gay.” Thus my response to Highfield, questioning whether she had seen the photos of Obama on a bicycle or throwing a baseball, which cemented my usage of “fairy” to describe him.

If the conflicted Cartesians trying to practice what the cultural Marxists are advocating were remotely honest, they would quickly understand that which they espouse by definition “fails to apply standards of rational evaluation that one is aware of, and almost always in a self-serving fashion.”

Highfield claimed she was “disappointed” because I wasn’t “focusing on the fact that Obama is an impostor by attempting to pass himself off as a heterosexual, with a wife and children when its been uncovered that he is indeed a homosexual.” This was the source of her anger over Obama – and as she also commented, she was upset because “what he’s done to this country is liable to take a couple of generations to fix.”

Yet her angst with me is that I called him a “fairy” – while her angst with him was that, according to the information she apparently has access to, he remains a closet homosexual using family as his “beard.”

I refuse to accept that my using the words such as “fairy, niggardly, heathen, pagan,” ad nauseum are injurious to homosexuals, blacks and Muslims. Nor will I be bullied into accepting a contrived lexicon that is inherently illiterate and dishonest and serves only to promote that which is antithetical to everything I believe.

At no point inhis column does Massie provide any evidence to back up his claim that Obama is a "fairy." So Massie is basically declaring his right to lie about people he doesn't agree with. But the last time we checked, malicious lies are prosecutable under libel and defamation laws.

It's also hilarious that Massie defends the words he uses when much of the time he appears to be simply plucking obscure words out of a thesaurus.


Posted by Terry K. at 10:05 AM EST
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
NEW ARTICLE -- Out There, Exhibit 62: WorldNetDaily Wants To Run Bruce Jenner's Life
Topic: WorldNetDaily
Anti-gay WND columnists who despise the transgendered think they know better about Jenner than he himself does. Read more >>

Posted by Terry K. at 10:33 AM EST
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
WND's Unruh Misrepresents More Facts, Remains Employed At WND
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily news editor Bob Unruh's sorry record of dishonest reporting continues in a Feb. 21 article in which he once again serves as stenographer for right-wing legal groups trying to eliminate yoga classes from a California school district.

Unruh uncritically repeats what these right-wingh legal groups -- the Pacific Justice Institute and the National Center for Law & Policy -- claim a lower court said about the classes:

At the district court level, the judge ruled that yoga is “religious” and that the school’s practices are “identical” to the faith-based practices in yoga. For example, part of what students do is to take various “praying hands” positions and bow down “to the Hindu solar god Surya,” but the lower court ruled the district could do it anyway.

But that description dishonestly leaves out one important aspect of the judge's ruling: It did not find that the school district's implementation of yoga was religious.

A local newspaper reported at the time of the July 2013 ruling:

A San Diego Superior Court judge ruled Monday that the Encinitas Union School District can continue a yoga program for students because it is not religious, as some parents have contended.

While Judge John Meyer acknowledged that yoga can be religious, he also said "EUSD Yoga" passed muster because it appears secular and thus does not violate the constitutional separation of church and state.

[...]

Meyer said he focused on testimony from people with firsthand knowledge about yoga in the classroom.

The judge also disregarded much of the testimony of religious expert Candy Brown, who described Ashtanga as the most religious form of yoga. Brown also said yoga leads practitioners to gain interest in Hinduism or other religions.

"There's a point where you have to separate theory and shadow from reality," Meyer said in reference to Browns' remarks.

The judge said he based his decision in part on the 1971 ruling Lemon vs. Kurtzman, which prohibits school districts from reimbursing Catholic school instructors who teach secular subjects.

The ruling resulted in the three-pronged "Lemon test" for determining violations of the church and state separation. Using the test, Meyer said he judged the yoga program on whether it had a secular purpose, whether it advanced or inhibited religion, and whether it fostered an excessive government entanglement with religion.

The answer was "no" in each case, the judge determined.

Why would Unruh omit this critical information from his article? If history is a guide, it's because he sides with the right-wing legal groups' case and has no interest in fairly telling the school district's side of the story.

WND editor Joseph Farah has called for the firing of reporters in other media organizations who he has accused of misrepresenting facts. Yet for all of his blatant misrepresentation, Unruh still has a job. Go figure.


Posted by Terry K. at 4:00 PM EST
'50 Shades' of Freakout At WND
Topic: WorldNetDaily

It was a given that WorldNetDaily would not like the "50 Shades of Grey" movie. But the extent of WND's freakout has taken it into areas as weird as the film itself.

The headline of an unbylined Feb. 14 WND article calls the "50 Shades" film "torture porn." Well, no. The S&M games in "50 Shades" involve consenting adults, as opposed to actual "torture porn" (for example, the "Saw" films) or actual torture, like the extraordinary rendition techniques right-wingers like to pretend isn't torture.

The rest of the article goes on to equate "50 Shades" to "pornography" even though the film isn't that by definition -- it's rated R, not X or NC-17.

WND also published a column whose content -- pornography is bad, "50 Shades" is bad, women want to be cherished -- is less remarkable than its author. Donna Rice Hughes' bio describes her as "the CEO and president of the nonprofit Enough Is Enough. She is an Internet safety expert, speaker, author and the Emmy Award-winning producer of the "Internet Safety 101" PBS television series." But it omits the thing she's best known for: having an affair with 1988 presidential candidate Gary Hart, which ultimately sank his campaign.

And anything as sexual as "50 Shades"  would not be completely attacked by WND if it didn't drag out the discredited Judith Reisman to somehow blame it all on Alfred Kinsey. And Bob Unruh does just that in a Feb. 21 article:

Researcher Judith Reisman, author of multiple books about sex activist Alfred Kinsey, including “The Kinsey Corruption,” “Kinsey: Crime & Consequences” and “Sexual Sabotage,” says America can blame the “father of the sexual revolution” for the current “Fifty Shades of Grey” mania.

The explicit sex movie, which set a record by collecting nearly $95 million from audiences over the Valentine’s Day weekend, is a direct result of the degradation of values that started with Kinsey’s claim that nearly every member of the “Greatest Generation” engaged in sexual hijinks, she said.

And it now is time, she told WND in an interview, for Congress to begin an investigation of Kinsey, his research methods, his results and his impact on the nation’s morality.

Unruh being a lazy stenographer, he didn't bother to note that numerous questions have been raised about Reisman's so-called research on Kinsey.


Posted by Terry K. at 10:17 AM EST

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