Thursday, February 10, 2011

Horton Hears A Hate

This particular Horton happens to be the Leona Helmsley of the House, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The woman who finds hateful speech leading to riots and death in her vivid memories of San Francisco in the 70s has now decided that the word "hate" must never be used--even as part of a perfectly legitimate question.

I have two immediate disclosures to make. First, I did not see the O'Reilly/Obama interview when it was first telecast on Fox because I didn't want to ruin my enjoyment of the Super Bowl (which turned out to be one helluva game). So I saw it in re-run. Second, I wouldn't listen to Oprah Radio Network if you threatened me with a broccoli-only diet. So I have to rely on reports from reliable sources who listen to the show because they like it or are paid to report on it. Both tell the same story.

The two super-egos, one from Fox, the other from La La Land talked at each other, but I'm not sure either was particularly buying what the other was saying. But here's the question that got San Fran Nan so upset, clutching her chest and having the vapors (O'Reilly to Obama): "Does it disturb you that so many people hate you?" Pelosi says she winced when she heard the question. We'll have to take her word for it, since all that botox makes it impossible to distinguish between her pained face and her happy face. I will admit though that she does look perpetually surprised, so maybe that's good enough.

"To hear this used in the presence of the President of the United States--I think we all have to recognize that while we disagree with people, and may think they are wrong, "hate" should never be used," says the Einstein from San Francisco. Well, Nancy, what if it's true? Isn't it perfectly valid for a good reporter to ask the question and give the prissy President a chance to deny it or explain it? Should we now call it "the H-word?" The selective sensibilities of the venomous left simply never ceases to surprise me.

Admitting that she is a closet masochist, she spoke of watching and re-watching the painful interview with the even more painful question. "Just seeing it again, I thought it was a completely inappropriate question." But that certainly didn't stop her from adding: "Of course, beautifully handled by the President." Well, if it was such a horrible question, shouldn't Obama have objected, or denied, or wet his pants, or something?

So here's something you probably thought you'd never hear from me. I agree with her latter comment. For a guy who's as good on his feet as a three-legged dog with the palsy, Obama gave a good lawyer/politician answer. I'd say he didn't lose his cool, but how does a robot lose its cool? Said Obama: "The people who dislike you don't know you. The folks who hate you don't know you. What they hate is whatever funhouse mirror image of you is out there." It's nonsense, of course. I didn't know Hitler or Stalin. Does that mean I shouldn't hate them? I certainly have enough reliable information about them to hate them.

So I guess if O'Reilly had asked why so many white racists hate Obama, that would also have been "inappropriate." Or why so many left-wingers hate Dick Cheney? The question should never be asked, no matter how important or how germane because the question includes the H-word. I suspect her botox includes just a touch of LSD because this woman obviously does not live in the real world.

Non-participants in this horrifying event from both sides of the political spectrum came up with one suggestion that was intended to pour oil on troubled waters. "Many people don't actually hate Obama, but do hate his policies." I thank them for their reinvigoration of 60s child psychotherapy: "Mommy and I know you burned the house down, but we don't hate you, we hate what you did."

Well, just so there's no confusion on my readers' part, I will repeat my iteration of Jonathan Chait's New Republic statement about George W. Bush. I hate Barack Obama's policies, and considering all that I know about him, I hate Obama too. At least Pelosi can sleep better at night knowing that she finally succeeded in driving me out of her Congressional district.




27 comments:

Tennessee Jed said...

confession time: I still have not heard the O'Reillu O'Bama Irish debate & interview. That said, the picture is the best ever at this site. Nothing else is even close.

T_Rav said...

Hmm. I wonder what Nancy would have to say about the remarks her colleagues have made about the Tea Party, or her comparison of conservatives to '70s gay-bashers, or something like that. Apparently it's okay to imply the word "hate," but not to actually say that.

Also, thanks for that picture. I have to go drink some bleach now, in hopes of numbing the pain.

Joel Farnham said...

LawHawk,

I hear you. Love and hate are two different sides of the same coin. I don't hate Obama. I am indifferent towards him, which is worse than hate. I wouldn't celebrate his death, but I would breath a sigh of relief.

Hate is a perfectly fine emotion. Hating someone, something or some idea is normal. When I am told not to hate, I wonder what BS is coming down the pike. Stifling your hate leads to bigger problems.

My mom used to say, children of families that had hatred or love predominatly came out normal. Children who didn't have either, ony indifference, couldn't function normally. The children were numb to other's emotions. They generally are sociopaths.

rlaWTX said...

that pix is just SCARY!!!!!

LawHawkRFD said...

Damn you, Tennessee: I had just taken a big mouthful of coffee when I read your first sentence. The keyboard may never dry. LOL

LawHawkRFD said...

T_Rav: That dingbat was talking about one isolated incident where a mentally ill supervisor shot the great gay icon Harvey Milk. She neglected to mention that there was real, endemic and widespread violence citiwide in the 70s, and that was all leftist and black liberationist. "Hate" is too mild an expression to describe what was coming out of those groups. They're all her friends and fellow legislators now.

Sorry. I couldn't resist the Pelosi portrait. Don't sue me.

LawHawkRFD said...

Joel: The only problem with hate is it can become all-consuming and misdirected. Look at our Islamist enemies and you can see its deleterious effects. But as one of my girlfriends in college said, "there's nothing as invigorating as a little good old-fashioned hate." I don't spend my day fanning my hate of Obama. It's only when I see him, or hear him, or hear about him, or think about him that I hate him. LOL

LawHawkRFD said...

rlaWTX: It is, isn't it? My first thought was "what are you hiding in there?"

BevfromNYC said...

I think we should change it to "intense dislike". The h-word is just so...h-word-ful.

T_Rav said...

LawHawk, I may have to...you know, for pain and suffering.

LawHawkRFD said...

Bev: Ain't it wonderful? Eventually we'll have created all kinds of euphemistic h-word-ful words and we'll all be speaking gibberish. If we aren't already.

LawHawkRFD said...

T_Rav: I understand. Besides, I know where I can get a lawyer cheap. Andrew: You do work cheap, don't you?

AndrewPrice said...

Thanks Lawhawk, I think I'm going blind. That is easily one of the most disturbing pictures I've seen of Pelosi. Ahhhh!

LawHawkRFD said...

Andrew: What were you doing exactly while you were looking at the picture? On second thought, don't tell me.

StanH said...

I hate the SOB! What he’s done to our great country, with the help of Pelosi is beyond emotion for me. It’s brought a steely patriotic resolve in me, too see this bastard with the rest of his Marxist hacks, back home in Chicago - - or were ever in the hell their homes are.

I’m only kidding, he seems like a real nice, rat bastard - woops…I’ve developed tourette’s with Barry’s ascension to the throne.

The picture of the Pelosi is well, disgusting…perfect.

BevfromNYC said...

Hey, can someone explain to me why Barry Obama-rama h-words the British so much that he sold their nuclear arsenal secrets to the Russians/Soviets? What did they ever do to him or us to deserve such treatment. Did he not get a fake Rhodes scholarship? Are they not socialist enough? Is it the Queen? What?

LawHawkRFD said...

Stan: No normal, honest politician has come out of either San Francisco or Chicago in 50 years. But both cities produce excellent bloggers [he said modestly]. LOL

The more I listened to Obama, the more he sounded like a Chicago version of Alger Hiss. And only Obama has risen higher in leftist circles than Hiss. Both were excellent at hiding their Marxist sympathies. Obama's complete disdain for America and American exceptionalism oozes from every pore. His accommodationism to Russia, China and all of Jihadistan is either extreme weakness or disloyalty, and I haven't decided which. But either way, he is a dangerous, self-serving, pretentious, faux intellectual twit.

LawHawkRFD said...

Bev: It's easy. The Pretender in Chief is irritated that any school kid in England can speak with an accent that he can only fake--badly. A dull-normal Brit sounds more cultured than the Obamassiah with all his Ivy League pretensions. And he has spent his entire life putting on that thin veneer of civilization.

StanH said...

I’ll take a stab at it Bev. The word is that the British tortured his father in Kenya, when it was under British control.

In reality however, it’s because there’s no bigger group of honkeys on the planet that the British, and whenever he can get back at whitey, well hells bells, life is short. Oh and the Russians are honkeys as well, so if there’s a nuclear exchange, well - the world will be a better place.

I think this explains why Barry “h-word” the British. Then again it could be because he’s a dumba$$.

LawHawkRFD said...

Stan: I like your theory too. As a guy without a drop of English blood and who hates being referred to as a WASP, I have great admiration for the English. And it isn't their accents (that was cultivated much later than most people think). No other people developed a legal system to compare with the development of the English common law, the rules of equity, and the fundaments of a written constitution. Our Founders created an incomparable Constitution, but it took a thousand years of the development of English law to get there. The rule of law and the idea of a bedrock constitution is anathema to fake lawyers like Obama. He'll never forgive them for creating a body of law that he can never truly understand.

BevfromNYC said...

LawHawk: I like your last reason, but I hafta' go with Stan's "he's a "dumba$$"". It just works for me...

LawHawkRFD said...

Bev: Well, it certainly does a good job of saying in one word what it takes a thousand to explain. LOL

T_Rav said...

LawHawk, I totally agree. I don't have that much English blood either (my surname is, but mainly it's Scotch-Irish and some German), but I really like the culture and political traditions it evolved. We wouldn't be where we are today without its accomplishments.

As for Obama, I was suspicious of him merely for his basic history. Come on--it's the Chicago political machine. They have TV shows concerning its corruption. Are we seriously supposed to believe that a man rose to prominence within that machine and yet is pure as the driven snow? I don't think so. Even if he wasn't involved in anything directly, he knows and is keeping quiet about far more than someone in his position should be.

LawHawkRFD said...

T_Rav: And his mother was an anti-American radical while his father was a Brit-hater with communist leanings. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, and if it lands in Chicago, it will seed a tree that bears poisonous fruit. And let's not forget that his boyhood mentor was a communist and incidentally homosexual. There is nothing in his background that would indicate that he spent one second learning about America's greatness. He has combined that disdain with the crooked Chicago machine. It was a recipe for the exact disaster that he has turned out to be.

Writer X said...

LawHawk, I think it will take bleach to erase that photo of Pelosi and her beach blanket bingo t-shirt from my mind.

She "cringed" at the question? This is so classic coming from someone who routinely said some of the most vile things I've ever heard from a politician whenever she talked about President Bush. Now she's holier than thou? Please. Besides, all that botox wouldn't let her cringe even if she could.

Regarding that Obama/O'Reilly interview, I really cannot stand O'Reilly. I didn't want to ruin a perfectly good Super Bowl Sunday watching those two over-sized egos.

LawHawkRFD said...

WriterX: Exactly what I meant about the "selective sensibilities of the venomous left." They've been fainting at the n-word for decades now, but never at the f-word (fooled ya, I was referring to "fascist"). They are phony as hell.

I did the same thing you did. O'Reilly is almost as full of himself as Obama. So I watched a rerun to avoid ruining the game. I didn't get any great revelations out of the interview, and even O'Reilly knows better than to play "gotcha" with the President of the United States just ahead of a national event, no matter how big a jerk that President may be.

Patti said...

oprah gives me a bleach. today she told us: ..."show some level of respect (for barry)."

Um, that's what I'm doing, crazy lady. it's as high a level as i can manage.

she then went on to say this about whay barry should get it: "holds a sense of authority and governance over us all,”

gave me a good morning lol. in his dreams.

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