Right Wing Smear Job?


Found on the Internet:

The Liberal Grouch

Liberal Grouch

Anyone who has ever Googled my name realizes that I have been the target of a sustained right wing smear job. When asked about it by reasonable people, it’s hard to explain why a small, cowardly group of reputation assassins would have fixated on me to the point where their serial lies have more sustained bandwidth online than any attempt of mine to counter the false narrative with the truth.

I offered up this space for Bill Schmalfeldt to correct any and all falsehoods about him in this post. Years ago, I offered him a regular space here so that he’d have an audience.

Bill Schmalfeldt thinks he has been the victim of a right wing smear campaign. I believe that Bill Schmalfeldt is the sole individual responsible for publishing the negative information about Bill Schmalfeldt.

Others have republished, exaggerated, satirized and embellished some data points…but Bill Schmalfeldt has unintentionally handed out mountains of material.Image result for Bill Schmalfeldt

Shorter Dave: If you try to get people fired, or end marriages or destroy reputations on the internet, people will come after you.

Bill Schmalfeldt can comment here and let fly. I hope he does. The website where we found the above paragraph won’t be there in two months, and he’ll never get the word out about the right wing smear.

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I Want to Be On Your Side


Campus Reform:

Nearly a month after a student was barred from attending a religious studies class, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) has reversed course, suspending normal policies and procedures.

Lake Ingle, a student enrolled in “RLST 481 – Special Topic – Self, Sin, and Salvation,” a course taught by IUP Professor Alison Downie that he needs in order to graduate, objected to his instructor’s claims regarding the “reality of white male privilege,” on February 28.

Okay, but look closely at thje referral:

 

I have no way of knowing if the angry outbursts were real, or disruptive, or a fantasy.

And then there’s this story:

The American Civil Liberties Union says a high school in Reno unconstitutionally retaliated against a student after a Republican congressman’s office complained to the administration about a call from the teenager.

The ACLU’s chapter in Nevada on Monday sent letters to the Washoe County School District and U.S. Representative Mark Amodei following the two-day suspension of student Noah Christiansen.

[The student] Noah Christiansen called Amodei’s office when he walked out of school Wednesday as part of a a nation wide protest against gun violence. He said he could have used better language during the call, but that it’s his right to use the words he wants.

The ACLU told Amodei it’s disturbed by his office’s move “to restrict the First Amendment rights” of a constituent.

It just so happens that I’m a teacher and both these incidents involved students. On the other hand, I really want to be on the student’s side. Regardless of the political message being delivered, students do have the right to “be heard.” Just wait ’till the other person finishes, raise your hand, and don’t cuss.

Chill out, Francis.

The professor, the high school and the representative’s office needed to be the adults in the room. They weren’t.

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News Headlines [Not Really]


Austin Bomber Identified as Interesting Individual

More Fascinating than SWAT Team Members and Police Detectives Who Faced Him at Great Risk

Every Online Writing Examined

Is There Life After Serial Bombing? “Not this time,” says Serial Bomber Brett Coleman Kimberlin

“Never had such fame, and probably never would…” says bomber’s ex-girlfriend’s neighbor.

Photos, Videos Chronicle Boring Life Up Until He Started Killing People

MSM identifies political leanings, pays attention like never before

From Jail, School Shooter Reacts

“Cuter than Tsarnaev Brothers,” gushes Page Six.

Future Bombers Should Follow This Template says Media Experts

Should Criminal Bombers Enjoy Notoriety? We Asked Speedway Bomber Brett Kimberlin

Breaking: ISIS Takes Credit for that Last Bomb

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Quote of the Day


What an amazing collection of entitled creeps, who long ago convinced themselves that the “rule of law” is identical to what they see as their sacred right to exercise power in any way they see fit. — George Neumayr, on John Brennan’s Thwarted Coup

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Grossly Offensive is Illegal in the UK?


BBC:

A man who filmed a pet dog giving Nazi salutes before putting the footage on YouTube has been convicted of committing a hate crime.

Mark Meechan, 30, recorded his girlfriend’s pug, Buddha, responding to statements such as “gas the Jews” and “Sieg Heil” by raising its paw.

But police were alerted and he was arrested for allegedly committing a hate crime.

The original clip had been viewed more than three million times on YouTube.

Mark Meechan and pug Buddha

Wanker.

[Sheriff O’Carroll] added: “In my view it is a reasonable conclusion that the video is grossly offensive. (Do sheriff’s hear cases?)

“The description of the video as humorous is no magic wand.

“This court has taken the freedom of expression into consideration.

“But the right to freedom of expression also comes with responsibility.”

That last line can be used to censor anything. I think.

I have no sympathy for someone who does stupid things on YouTube. They deserve to be mocked, even avoided. On the other hand, if offending people is a crime in the UK, it will eventually be tried in the U.S.

Over my dead keyboard.

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Deep State


The other day we learned that 78% of North Carolina teachers think that arming teachers is a bad idea. That sounds like a large percentage, being so close to a hundred, you know. (That link takes you to an underappreciated gem on the net.)

Pretty close to 74%.

John Nolte, Breitbart:

With the news that 74 percent of Americans believe a Deep State exists, a Monmouth University poll reveals just how little influence the disgraced national media have over public opinion and perception.

The Deep State, which is correctly defined in the polling question as “a group of unelected or appointed government officials who have too much influence in determining federal policy,” has been a national issue since the rise of President Donald Trump. Ever since this conversation started, though, the media have been slashing away at the discussion as a fevered conspiracy ginned up by conservatives.

We believe it not because somebody n the radio told us, or the president tweeted it…but because they’ve been unmasked.

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One of the first, but not the last.

This is going to be a tough few years for bureaucrats who use their positions for political gain.

By the way, I was breifly concerned about Facebook’s access to my psycho-graphic data until I realized that I have 99 new notifications and have not visited for a year. Also, most of my opinions are here.

 

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Free Speech IS a Conservative Value


 

In a review for a book called Speak Freely by Keith E. Whittington, Mark Movsesian says…

It’s odd that free speech is becoming a conservative value. There was a time when progressives championed free speech, in order to challenge middle-class conventions, and conservatives argued for restrictions in the interest of decency and tradition. As progressives have taken charge of institutions they once protested, however, the positions have reversed. Many progressives now seek to limit speech, for example, in order to protect campus minorities from religiously-motivated “hate speech,” and conservatives call for robust, wide open debate. Life can be funny, sometimes. Of course, some old-fashioned, classical liberals have maintained their commitment to free speech throughout, though it does seem their numbers are dwindling.

Did you see it? The misdirect, which made the argument false?

Many progressives now seek to limit speech, for example, in order to protect campus minorities from religiously-motivated “hate speech,”

No, that’s not why, although embedding the claim within a casual description is an easy way to perpetuate the myth of progressives as the defenders of minorities.

Progressives are fans of free speech as long as i is in agreement with their narrow set of mores. Even liberals are discovering that speaking freely can be dangerous.  Vox Link

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria said:

“American universities seem committed to every kind of diversity except intellectual diversity. Conservative voices and views are being silenced entirely,” Zakaria said.

As for actual minorities? Try reading Michelle Malkin’s hate mail some time:

You are such a mean bitter old bitch, it’s a shame the Japs didn’t murder your parents before they came to the U.S. You have the intellect of that narrow minded touched up photo but it can’t hide your flat nose and buck teeth or your meanness. It’s easy to see why you love lhat twit Geo. Bush but even in his lack of perception and awareness he isn’t mean.  Image result

 

Progressives don’t want a free and open debate on critical issues, because their ideas are untenable.

 

On race, personal conduct and war [just to pick three areas]  they’ve adopted ideas which cannot be defended. Elizabeth Warren benefited from her Native American heritage, though she’s paler than I am.  Bill Clinton is okay, but Harvey Weinstein isn’t? Is there a standard? War is bad only when Bush or Trump are president, but when Obama orders airstrikes from drones, there’s not even a protest?

Conservatives want an open debate, because lately we are winning them.

 

 

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