published Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Tolerance

The creators of the HBO series "Game of Thrones" assured the world recently that it was purely non-political when a likeness of President George W. Bush's head was shown severed and mounted on a stick in the show.

"We just had to use whatever heads we had lying around," they said in a commentary, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Mm hmm. Right. Why would anybody dream such a thing was deliberate? The very idea.

Soooo, was it also non-political when filmmakers produced a movie -- "Death of a President" -- during the Bush administration which practically fantasized about the prospect of his being gunned down?

And is it strictly non-political that many self-styled tolerant liberals consider an Iraqi man something of a folk hero after he narrowly missed hitting Bush in the head when he slung his shoes at the president in Baghdad in 2008?

"It was reported today that the Iraqi journalist who threw the shoes at President Bush had his arm broken when security subdued him. And even worse, it was his shoe-throwing arm," quipped "comedian" Conan O'Brien shortly after the incident.

Yes, a many-splendored thing is that renowned liberal tolerance. Verily, it never ceases to surprise with its subtlety and complexity.

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Wow, totally different sets of film makers, and you're trying to associate them together? I can't even find the remotest connection. Who cares what somebody else did, when you're manufacturing outrage when you don't even know the context of the beheading and the only way you even know about the usage is they mentioned it offhand.

You are completely so full of so much BS. And you can't even laugh at a comedian's joke?

And yet you are myopically focused on attacking liberals, with nary a mention of the concept that conservatives have their own sordid history of behavior.

Notice your silence regarding Rush Limbaugh's relentless attacks on Sarah Fluke. Terry Jones's hanging of an effigy of Obama? You're completely silent on it. Never once have you commented on the Montana GOP's outhouse labeled as the “Obama Presidential Library” and riddled with bullet-holes.

Yeah, you know what is truly splenderifferous? The conservative hypocrisy in their self-victimization complex. It never ceases to surprise with its disingenuousness and phoniness.

Really, are you trying to discredit yourselves? You play this poor suffering victim of liberal vulgarity card so much, you're just convincing others that you're crying wolf.

Why don't you clean your own house first, before you go throwing stones?

Nah, can't do that. Have to keep manufacturing outrage and complaining over nothing.

June 21, 2012 at 12:13 a.m.
moon4kat said...

It seems the FP is like the rest of the low-class GOP that cannot find a spokesman (or woman) among its ranks who is honorable enough to openly condemn the ugly conduct of its members -- like those who think the bullet-holed Montana outhouse is good humor. I once thought the GOP was a party of honorable conservatives. That is clearly no longer the case. Sadly, virtually all of its "leaders" have shown themselves to be spineless, corrupt and despicable.

June 21, 2012 at 7:57 a.m.
Livn4life said...

Yeah it is absolutely okay to bash the president as long as he is not of mixed race, not a Democrat, not a wecallourselvesliberal, not involved in the most brutally unapologetic attempt to bring in socialism to the republic; socialism that has never worked anywhere. Other than that...you cannot bash the current president if you go to certain NC high schools. Otherwise, you could go to jail. This little cartoon really is a BIG BIG Joke.

June 21, 2012 at 10:13 a.m.
Livn4life said...

OOPS I had left the cartoon comments, my BAD. I meant well, am I a Liberal? I don't know. But the claim by HBO is more than a Big Joke it is an outright lie. But so called liberals do that all the time, mean well and need to just be LEFT alone!

June 21, 2012 at 10:16 a.m.
chatt_man said...

LMAO...

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/media-migraine/2012/jun/21/game-thrones-political-parody-ads-birthers-terrori/

Bulbs, your more transparent than the current administration lied about being.

And Jack is on to you...

June 21, 2012 at 10:27 a.m.

Fail, chatt_man, as that video piece has nothing to do with any of the outrage in this editorial.

You might as well be complaining that Mad Magazine's parody's reflect on the subjects being lampooned.

Livn4life: Actually, it's apparently not ok to say one bad word about the former President, or even use a prop head of him in a way that is completely and utterly unrelated to any meaning without being pointlessly harangued and criticized.

That you are trying to stir up anger and outrage, when you've obviously got no clue whatsoever about the depiction...now that's a joke, and a demonstration of how you prefer outright fabrications to genuine dialogue.

When you cry wolf over this, you show you have no credible sense of integrity but are seeking ways to pretend to be upset so you can stifle criticism.

To you, it's not ok to criticize you at all, you are so desperate to avoid it, you're trying to get us upset over a purported anger over nothing. This is actually quite typical of abusive bullies, they react to any action or comment that threatens their ego with a huge display of how they are discomfited to the point where everybody else has to go around placating them.

Thanks.

We're on to you.

June 21, 2012 at 12:11 p.m.
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