Thursday, November 5, 2015

Shout, Shout

Let It All Out

"It's not that obvious, is it?"

No one who reads this blog even occasionally could have missed the contempt I have for asshat Donald Trump, the lifelong progressive Democrat currently trying to pave the way for a Hillary Clinton presidency by sabotaging the Republican party.

That said, I feel compelled to point out that the current dust-up about Trump's hosting Saturday Night Live is absurd. The folks trying to prevent his appearance on the show are, to put it bluntly, dumber than a bag of hammers.

One of the rabble-rousers is a nitwit named Mushed Zaheed, who is associated with a group called Credo Action that seems to be a marketing scheme for wireless phone service and credit cards.

Being a capitalist, I don't have any problem with a company trying to turn an honest buck. What I do have a problem with is people saying asinine things, as Mr. Zaheed did when he claimed that Trump should not be permitted to appear on the show because "There’s mounting evidence that Donald Trump’s racist demagoguery is resulting in real-world violence...." 

Pardon me, but if the "evidence" for this claim is indeed "mounting," it should be a simple matter to, you know, produce the evidence. Mr. Zaheed has yet to do so.

"Yeah, I'm a nitwitted political hack. What's your point?"
Then there is California Democrat Loretta Sanchez, who informed the nation on CNN that allowing Trump to appear on SNL would somehow be "endangering latinos."

Since she's a progressive Democrat, she offered no proof for this assertion, acting as if it were self-evidently true.

Finally, there's the group DeportRacism, which is actually offering people money to sit in the SNL audience and disrupt Trump's appearance.

In rhetoric, this sort of thing is referred to as the heckler's veto, an attempt to suppress 
or even silence those with whom we disagree. Such an attitude is anathema to a free republic, of course, and so it is our duty to mock and belittle and oppose the people advocating for it in every way that we can.

When it comes to people trying to shut other people up, I'm with Johnny Cash...

Those kind of people don't deserve any courtesy...

Things That Make Me Happy: Pictorial Edition

I am a words guy, always have been, so I've never been a big believer in that whole
"a picture is worth a thousand words" thing (if you disagree, please show me a picture
as eloquent as the Gettysburg Address). Every so often, though, I come across a picture that comes close...

"Wow...that's just so...I can't even..."

I Love This Kid

As a teacher, I have to admire the way this student dealt with a poorly-worded test item...

I have no idea how the teacher who gave the test scored the answer, but isn't this the sign of real intellect? The sort of thing we ought to be encouraging and rewarding in our schools? I believe that it is...

H/T Joe via Twitter

Until Next Time...

Today's music selection was chosen just because it gave me a chance to engage in a bit of wordplay (see today's post title and first subheading).

"Shout" was one of the biggest hits of 1985, spending four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 beginning on August 3. It helped propel British pop group Tears for Fears' second album, Songs From the Big Chair, to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart and multi-platinum sales.

Today's send-off is the official music video for the song, so all the usual music video disclaimers apply. Enjoy...

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