From The "Absurd" Desk
They're On A Feeding Frenzy
If you ever want to watch "The Theater Of The Absurd," just tune into either the Cartoon Channel or MSNBC. Usually though, the Cartoon Channel will be less absurd to watch than the adult version which is known as MSNBC. What amazes me is that MSNBC is a money pit for NBC but they continue to prop it up. So today as I was reading the news I ran across some more absurd reporting and there's a lot out there to choose from on the Lame Stream Media.
I'm penning this about Sarah Palin and know the blogger trolls will troucne and vicisiously pound their "Vote Down" button. Do I care? Hardly. Anytime someone even mentions this woman's name some people begin to foam at the mouth and twitch like a worm on a hot rock. Foam and twitch away haters of Sarah Palin. We enjoy watching your reaction and evidently so does she.
In case you aren't aware, Sarah is out on a bus tour. If you don't know that you must live in a cave. The expressed intent of the tour is to promote the US Constitution, American values and the betterment of our nation. This is driving the Lame Stream Media absolutely crazy. Why?
The reason in a nutshell is because Sarah has the common sense to shut them out. I would too if they had treated me and my family like the Lame Stream Media has treated this woman since she arrived on the national scene. They're afraid of smart, good looking, conservative women who actually have a voice with which to speak intelligently She's "one of those types" they mutter under their breath. They are following her along like lost sheep and she is Bo Peep. They want to know where she's going next, who she is talking to and what times of the day the lady uses the bathroom. The Lame Stream Media Gestapo hard at work. It seems to me she is a private citizen conducting a private tour and doesn't need a pack of jackasses on her tail.
So along comes one of the Masters of the Absurd in the name of Martin Bashir from MSNBC to totally distort the facts as usual. He doesn't seem to like Sarah, more people are watching her than him evidently. He probably used the worst tool imaginable to try to blast away at Sarah - the American flag. According to this moronic talking head, Palin "could be" breaking the law by displaying the American flag on her tour, the bus in particular. I see it as a symbol of patriotism no matter where it is displayed. He seems to disagree and wants to cite the law. I'll get to that in a minute. Excuse his accent.
Sounds a little bitter doesn't he? Makes a lot of assumptions, doesn't he? No one is sure what Sarah is up to and she's not letting the cat out of the bag and it's driving them GaGa, not to be confused with Lady Gaga. So lets just pretend and contend that what she is doing is a "breach of federal law." Lets also contend that there are little green men on Mars while we're at it. So now lets go to what he said and send in down in factual flames.
The US Flag Code is not a federal law. Being an old crusty soldier, I knew that before the idiot opened his yap. In 1989, the Supreme Court ruled that flag burning is protected by the First Amendment. It's a protected form of speech and perfectly legal. I never cheered that ruling because if you want to burn it, please don't do it in front of me. I might go ballistic on you. So according to Bashir's twisted form of logic, it's legal to burn it but not display it on a tour bus? Take her to the Supreme Court Marty and see who has what legal rights. Maybe Marty will start incurring the wrath of the "law," which it isn't at all, whenever we display Old Glory at our Tea Party Events.
It isn't a law atall. The US Flag Code is a voluntary thing. Maybe Martin just got confused as he is known to do. Here's the way the non-partisan Congressional Service put it in a 2008 report to Congress:
“While wearing the colors may be in poor taste and offensive to many, it is important to remember that the Flag Code is intended as a guide to be followed on a purely voluntary basis to insure proper respect for the flag.”
Seems the talking head needs to get his facts straight before he opens his pie hole and save those of us who actually deal in facts a few key strokes to refute his nonsense.
Many of us recognize a smear campaign when we see it Bashir. And one wonders why Sarah wants nothing to do with The Lame Stream Media? I sure don't and admire the woman for shunning the lepers of supposedly "objective" reporting. Go Sarah Go. That's from one American patriot to another little lady. Keep driving them nuts Sarah. You're doing a wonderful job!
Oh, as we approach 2012, we can expect more of the left wing spinning the unspinnable but I'll fly in under the radar for those of us who desire the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The truth here is that no law has been broken. The US Flag Code isn't a law. Juournalist should maybe stick to subjects they know something about which these days on the Lame Stream Media wouldn't be much.
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