CPC Report; An unabashedly liberal perspective

 1 April 2010 (April Fool's Day)

Can Glenn Beck find any hidden messages in the puzzle below?

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So Much Ado About Nothing- How the Right Went Wrong

It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. William Shakespeare, MacBeth

"The dog days of summer are upon us and politically the climate has been extremely hot. We are inundated with birthers, deathers, tea baggers, and the odd assortment of wonky wackos, all of which are from the extreme right. The rhetoric on talk radio and Fox News is boiling hot and along with heated rhetoric of conservative Republican politicians, are enabling these extremists. Town Halls held by Democratic Senators and Representatives have been disrupted by a few and often through their uncivil actions have made impossible any chance of a civil discussion of health care reform, the heated topic on hand at this time. Often one sees a picture of President Barack Obama with a Hitler-like mustache or adorned with swastikas in rallies outside the buildings housing the town meetings. Men have shown up at the rallies outside the town meetings held by the President armed. In a town meeting sponsored by Representative Barney Frank, a woman confronted him about alleged death panels and brought up Nazi imagery in describing her opposition to that which has not been proposed in any legislation in Congress- those Nazi-like death panels. Ironically, President Obama is an African American and Barney Frank is an Jewish American. By Nazi standards, Blacks and Jews are considered subhuman. She and other protesters have failed to see the irony in that. The dog days of summer are indeed upon us."


The above was written last August and very much is applicable today. With the passage of time nothing seems to have changed since then or as Yogi Berra once said, "It's deja vu all over again." Since then handicapped have been heckled- it was a woman at a town hall meeting last year and more recently, similar treatment was dealt out a lame man with Parkinson's disease in Ohio. There are other examples as well. The angry crowds still gather whenever summoned.

Angry about failing to defeat health care reform in Congress, members of the GOP in Congress have threaten to  take their marbles and go home. Now they have lost their marbles and along with the RWLM, who never had any to begin with, they have gone berserk
. Fox news and Rush of the RWLM are spewing their usual venom on the airways. The teabaggers are running amuck looking to party. It is Gretchen Wilson of Fox's idea of a party. Like a teen at a birthday party acting out by smashing the birthday cake, teabaggers are throwing bricks through windows of Congressional offices and local Democratic headquarters after being encouraged by blogger Mike Vander­boegh, 57. Obscene and threatening phone calls are made to Democratic Congressmen, such as Julian Bond and Bart Stupak. It is no big deal says Gretchen Wilson. It is just a party.

Vanderboegh is on Social Se­curity Disability and uses pri­vate insurance obtained through his wife's employment, he said.
An Alabama blogger is taking credit for a brick being thrown through the window of the Dem­ocratic Committee headquar­ters in Monroe County, N.Y.

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The blog, which takes a "strict constructionist, libertarian point of view" according to its author, encouraged its readers to throw bricks at the windows of Democratic headquarters across the country.

John Boehner of Ohio, the Republican minority leader in the House, has spoken out against the craziness and violence, but this was after he had said in an interview with National Review  that if Representative Steve Driehaus, also of Ohio, voted for the health care bill he would be a "dead man". But does he understand the violent imagery he used might have a stimulative effect on an unstable mind? It is doubtful. Republican Eric Cantor minority whip argues that the Democrats want it this way for political gain.

Glenn Beck of Fox News clarifies the situation by pointing out that Democratic congressmen are encouraging the threats made against their lives. They want to be shot, says he.
When he joked about the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi being poisoned last year, does he likewise believed that she want's to be poisoned. Would he blame any one of the Democratic congressmen for their own death if one of them should happen to get killed. He seems not to understand how his words can influence others into taking action. For example last year on Fox News his ranting about FEMA camps holding political prisoners inspired a mother of two to show armed and dangerous outside a National Guard Air Force base. She had believed that it was one of those FEMA camps. It was there where she was arrested.

There is Congresswoman Michele Bachman of Minnesota urging her constituents from overseas to be armed and dangerous. And there is the half term ex-governor Susan Palin at a rally at Searchlight, Nevada. She is defending her map placed online of the U.S. with cross hairs placed upon selected congressional districts represented by Democrats who voted for health care reform. Lock and reload says she, but don't take that seriously. "Don't retreat, just reload." I mean that only metaphorically. The media is just lying about me trying to encourage violence. Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) seems to agree with assessment. Missing the point, neither of them fail to understand the unintended consequences of those words spewed out. That belle from Minnesota does not understand this either. Could some wacko not understanding the nature of the  metaphor, might actually take violent action against one of the targeted congressmen.

Carmen Mercer of some Minute Men organization tells the members to rally at the Mexican- Arizonian border to protest the unsecured border. They were told to show up locked, loaded and ready. When many of the members showed up armed, she was reportedly alarmed. She had not expected to be taken literally. Concerned that a wacko might not comprehend a metaphor or even know what one is, she convened the board of directors and disbanded their organization. She came to understand the possible bad consequences of her own words, as opposed to Senator McCain, ex-Governor Palin and even House Minority Leader John Boehner and the House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, who do not. She is now able to
comprehend how mere metaphors might unintentionally be taken seriously. The irresponsible leaders of the Republican Party, Michelle Bachman, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin. who do not seem to comprehend this. should pay heed to Proverbs 11:29. "He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind; and the fool shall be servant to the wise."

P.S. After the above had been written, a man had been arrested for threatening to kill Senator Patty Murray of Washington. According to his mother, he was big of Fox News. Another man has been arrested for numerous threats made against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Yes Sarah Palin, words do matter and could  inspire others to resort to violence. Glenn Beck, Eric Cantor- do you really believe that Senator Murray and Representative Pelosi want to be assassinated?


The Dementia of Orrin Hatch

SENATOR HATCH BELIEVED TO BE MENTALLY INCAPACITATED

BY GLYNN BRAMAN  Associated Press

Republican Senator Orrin Hatch (Utah) is reported by Congressional sources to have the onset of some form of dementia. Rumors of this begun after Rachel Maddow, in her televised broadcast on the MSNBC news channel, pointed out a contradiction between two statements made by Senator Hatch. The first statement was regarding the Democratic Senatorial majority's intention to use the reconciliation process to enact legislation for health care reform. The second statement, in sharp contrast to the first, was in support of the use of the same process to enact the Bush tax cuts back in the fist term of George W. Bush. The contradictions between the two statements were clearly shown on video. An former member of his congressional staff, Ms. Avril Foley-Dey, has denied that Senator Hatch ever lies. "He is very religious and principled man who just does not lie." When pressed on the matter further, she admitted that he sometimes gets confused.

An anonymous source has confirmed the Senators dementia. When asked why he did not want his name used in the reporting of this news story, he expressed fear of Mormon agents. "As you know, Hatch is a Mormon and the Mormons are known to take care of their own. Rachel Maddow better watch her back. There is a reason why agents of the Mormon Church travel in pairs." He refused to elaborate further.

After Ms. Maddow's broadcast was aired, Senator Hatch twittered Ms. Maddow and is on the record of stating that he "wore Ms. Maddow's criticism as a badge of honor". Since Ms. Maddow is on record of calling him a liar and a hypocrite in her televised broadcast, questions have been raised on what Senator Hatch meant by calling his behavior "a badge of honor", especially since he made no attempt to deny the charges made by Ms. Maddow. The lack of a denial seems to be conformation of Ms. Maddow's honesty, according to another former member of his staff. "As a result of his condition, the Senator gets confused. He believes that the bible teaches us to bear false witness."

Similar concerns were raised earlier after remarks he made on the Prescription Drug Plan under former President George W. Bush which was passed by Congress without adequate funding being made available. His remarks were made after it was pointed out to him that he had voted for this drug plan which added to the federal deficit. This was done in response to his criticism of the current deficits. He was heard to have said that he did not know that the drug plan had to be paid for. His apparent lack of knowledge of Congressional responsibility in allocating funds for federal programs such as the drug plan has led to concerns about his mental fitness to continue as a Senator from Utah.

Dr. Patrick Murphy of the Cato Institute of Abnormal Behavior, although refusing to comment on Senator Hatch directly, stated that memory problems and mental confusion are symptoms of dementia. An anonymous source from the Cato Institute has also confirmed the Senators dementia. When asked why he did not want his name used in the reporting of this news story, he expressed fear of Mormon agents. "As you know, Hatch is a Mormon and the Mormons are known to take care of their own. Rachel Maddow better watch her back. There is a reason why agents of the Mormon Church travel in pairs." He refused to elaborate further.

Senator Hatch's recent embrace of both lying and being hypercritical has raised even more concerns, given his age. He has recently turned 75.



       Where are ya'll from, BITCH!!!
 How Not to Write Like Professor Cohen- Prepositional ending sentences & Prescriptive grammar

There is a story about Winston Churchill which has survived in many forms, one of which is about a copy editor* who had nerve to correct the prose of Winston Churchill, by rewriting one of his sentences in order to move a preposition from the end of the sentence to somewhere else in the sentence. Reportedly, Churchill responded by saying "This is the impertinence with which I will not put." Safire would argue that this sentence would be written better as "I will not put up with this impertinence" as opposed to the syntax Churchill originally was said to choose, " This is the impertinence I will not put up with." The latter form is clear in its meaning and does not sound the least awkward and therefore is just as good as that one preferred by Safire.

However, in How not to Write, chapter 49, Safire does allow the preposition ending a sentence unlike the more stricter grammarians would. "She was the girl I always dream of" is an example that has William Safire's seal of approval. To him, in spite of the preposition bringing up the rear of the sentence as its caboose, this sentence "comes more comfortably to the tongue" than its alternative "She was the girl about whom I always dream." Perception is very important for language. If the style is perceived as lively, it would tend to capture the readers attention more than a sentence confined to a straight jacket by the grammarian gestapo.

It is believed that John Dryden, the 17th-century poet and dramatist, was the first to proclaim the prohibition of prepositions at the end of sentences. Grammarians of the 18th century have elevated this rule, venerated it and imposed it upon the grammar that the 18th century schoolchildren had to learn and likewise upon those schoolchildren of successive centuries as well. Yet, sentences ending with prepositions can be found throughout the works of the greatest writers of the English Language since the Renaissance.**

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Professor Adams Sherman Hill, emeritus professor at Harvard, wrote in his book, Beginnings of Rhetoric and Composition, about another college professor informing his class that "a preposition is a bad word to end a sentence with" and in doing so, ended a sentence with the preposition "with". If he were to actually follow this "rule of syntax", the prohibition of prepositions placed in the posterior of everything else in a sentence should have been followed. He should have stated, "A preposition is a bad word with which to end a sentence". Said Hill, " but his instinct for language was stronger than his doctrine". Basically, the flow of the sentence is smoother in the one ending with that preposition than the one which does not.

In an episode of a former television series Designing Women (1986), which was set in Atlanta, one of its characters, Charlene, walks up to another woman, who is from up North and asks her "Where are ya'll from?" The other woman replies, "I'm from a place where we don't end our sentences with prepositions." Says Charlene in reply, "Well excuse me. Where are ya'll from, bitch?" Needless to say, that other woman got what she deserved. This is just an excuse for one to look down upon ones inferiors. This illustrates the element of snobbery in which exists in the usage of prescriptive grammar, used by the grammar police. One might even argue that perhaps this is the motive behind the grammarian gestapo who takes upon themselves the responsibility of policing the grammar of our language and imposing their own rigid standards upon it at the expense of eliminating flexibility from it.

The definition of prescriptive grammar, which is advocated by the grammarian gestapo, is that one form of a given language takes should be preferred over another form. This is clearly what Professor Cohen had meant for one to avoid the using the split infinitive in order to avoid looking "less well-educated". This also reflected the attitude of that Yankee woman in that episode of Designing Women. The prescriptive rules employed distinguishes what form of grammar should be used from what form should not be used. Overall, prescriptive grammar is mostly negative, such as "Thou shalt not split thy infinitives or place thy prepositions at the end of thy sentences." This is truly a fascist mentality. Language does not belong to the few, but rather to the many. This is in sharp contrast to descriptive grammar which is concerned to the grammar actually being used by the users of the English.

*Variations of this story exist, such as the one making the correction is a secretary instead of an editor. As to what Churchill's retort was, that also has several variations as well.
**Historical information can be found on Wikipedia


MORE PSYCHO PSEUDO HEADLINES*
*In order to put these psycho pseudo headlines in context, see 19 September 2009 first.

GLENN BECK'S AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR ON FOX RAISES SUSPICION OF RABIES; BARKING IS NOT NORMAL FOR HUMANS SAYS NOTED PSYCHOLOGIST

DEATH PANEL ORDER OF EUTHANASIA FOR ANN COULTER CARRIED OUT


GLENN BECK'S RABIES CONFIRMED; IS RUMORED TO HAVE GOTTEN IT FROM THE LATE ANN COULTER
; DEATH PANEL CONSIDERING EUTHANASIA FOR HIM

SARAH PALIN STILL HIKING; TINA FEY STILL TAKING HER PLACE AS STAND-IN

GLENN BECK TO SEEK ASYLUM IN CANADA IN ORDER TO AVOID EUTHANASIA ORDERED BY DEATH PANEL

MICHELLE BACHMAN'S OFFER TO DONATE HER BRAIN TO SCIENCE REJECTED; HER LOBOTOMY CITED AS REASON

CANADA TURNS DOWN ASYLUM FOR GLENN BECK

MARK SANFORD ESCAPES FROM BERMUDA TRIANGLE; IS RUMORED TO HAVE BEEN SEEING HIS ARGENTINE MISTRESS AGAIN

GLENN BECK ESCAPES U.S. WITH HELP OF PETA TO A PLACE UNKNOWN

BIRTHER FINDS OBAMA'S TRUE BIRTH CERTIFICATE; PROVES BIRTHPLACE TO BE THE PLANET KRYPTON

ONLY PSEUDO HEADLINES HERE

"RACHEL MADDOW FOR PRESIDENT" BANDWAGON GAINS MOMENTUM

RACHEL MADDOW GIVEN NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

RACHEL MADDOW NOMINATED FOR SAINTHOOD


Postscripts

To Saint Rachel Maddow,

Happy birthday. May it be one of many more to come.

Por vouz, ma cherie

                  
What is the difference between Rush Limbaugh and the Hindenburg? One of them is a Nazi gasbag. The other one is just a blimp.

If a guy breaks up with his girlfriend whose name is Ruth, would he suddenly become ruthless?

Is Rachel Maddow ruthless?

In order for anyone to avoid being called ruthless, should all females change their name to Ruth?

What does it mean that Rush Limbaugh participated in a walk out? When God was passing out the brains Rush did not get any because he was one of those who walked out too early.

Here's another reason why Rush has no brains. When the brains were being passed out, he thought he heard trains ans said "No thanks, I don't need any."

The suffix "er" when affixed at the end of a verb, it transfers the verb into a noun, indicating someone or something doing what was indicated by the verb. Thus one who loves is a lover and one who lives is a liver.

"Last night I shot an elephant in my pajamas.  How it got into my pajamas I'll never know."   Groucho Marx

The 700 Club of Pat Robertson is a non-prophet ministry.

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water...
(A likely story. Since when are wells found on the tops of hills?) Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after. (The moral of this story is, if you want to screw around, don't do it on a top of a hill.)

WTF! Ann Coulter is still alive and she still has rabies!!




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