May 26, 2011

What liberal media?

Even when a liberal president makes verbal gaffes -- the same type of incident that would have the very same MSM laughing and howling in mockery were it a conservative Republican -- it somehow demonstrates his "intelligence":

It's not that Obama can't speak clearly. It's that he employs the intellectual stammer. Not to be confused with a stutter, which the president decidedly does not have, the intellectual stammer signals a brain that is moving so fast that the mouth can't keep up. The stammer is commonly found among university professors, characters in Woody Allen movies and public thinkers of the sort that might appear on C-SPAN but not CNNů

This very same Los Angeles Times columnist wrote this about Sarah Palin:

Palin lacks the intellectual, analytical and rhetorical skills to have a competent discussion about policy or much else. She is handicapped not only by a lack of education, experience and curiosity about the world (wearing a Star of David in Israel doesn't count), but by a speaking style that often collapses under the weight of disjointed, undiagrammable sentences.

As Newsbusters' Lachlan Markay notes (to whom the h/t for this part of the post goes), "Got it? Palin is so uneducated that she can't speak clearly, while Obama is so supremely educated that he can't speak clearly."

Elsewhere, there they are again -- news articles that say ridiculously high gas prices are a good thing. Lynn Mucken of MSN Money writes (with my comments in italics),

What if gas hit $5 a gallon? Here are some benefits (and we're serious about most of them):
  • Fewer people would die on the road. (Of course, this might be offset with bike injuries, people getting hit by cars due to jaywalking b/c of more people hoofing it in general, and more cardiovascular ailments as a result of not using a vehicle.)

  • Demand for high-mileage cars could grow. (Except that, as EVERYTHING goes up in price as a result of high gas prices, who the hell has money to buy a new freakin' car??)

  • Shorter security lines. (Except that, who the hell has the cash to fly as airline tickets cost an arm and a leg due to high gas prices??)

  • Less pollution. (Cool -- we can all breathe that fresh air while we're walking/biking to work!)

  • Less congestion. (Won't matter as no one will be driving anyway!)

  • High prices lead to lower prices. (Gee, why didn't *I* think of that? And why didn't George W. Bush when prices were high under his tenure? I wonder how people like Mucken would even *treat* such a comment by the former president?)

  • More exercise. (Yeah, I like being all sweaty and exhausted upon arriving arriving to work ...)

  • End of wars. (Oh yeah, skyrocketing prices over the major source of power on the planet which drives economies will lead to less conflict ... !)

  • Local businesses could profit. (Indeed. Gotta support those corner mom and pop shops over "nasty" corporate giants like Wal-Mart. First thing on folks' minds when energy costs are through the roof ...)

  • It's all about democracy. (Let's take this cry about democracy even further: LET US DO OUR OWN DAMN DRILLING WHEREVER WE CAN AND WANT!)

Posted by Hube at May 26, 2011 06:13 PM | TrackBack

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