The Snark Factor #465 broadcasted live from the launch party for the GOH Conservative PAC during CPAC 2014. Guests include Congressman Louie Gohmert and producer extraordinaire of The Rush Limbaugh Program, Bo Snerdley.
I rant about some individuals on left who are trying to silence their political opponents. We stand in solidarity with Patricia Heaton, Rush and David Limbaugh–as we go on the offensive against the radical left. Brandon Morse of Misfit Politics joins us to discuss his video tribute to Andrew Breitbart. Duke blasts lib talker Mike Malloy.
Yesterday in Arizona, a man by the name of Jared Loughner is accused of going on a shooting rampage with a semi-automatic weapon. Loughner was known to be unstable and had made threats in the past.
From CBS News:
Jared Loughner, the suspect accused of killing six people and wounding 13 others Saturday, including Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, had made threats in the past and even interacted with Giffords in 2007.
Giffords is a Democrat.
The media sprung into action almost immediately after this terrible tragedy. Who are they blaming?
The shooter? Nah. Why let a good crisis go to waste?
Before the victims’ bodies turned cold, left wing lunatics were placing blame on tea party activists and right wing commentators for this horrible crime.
Do they have ANY evidence to suggest that this man is a tea party guy? Nope.
Is there any evidence to suggest that this guy is a ditto-head? No.
There IS evidence that he is crazy.
From Michelle Malkin:
Update 7:08pm Eastern – In one of his YouTube videos, Loughner claimed to be a military recruit. Stars and Stripes reports the Army found no record of any enlistment contract with Loughner.
This is not left or right.
He was a nut:
The man linked to the shooting today of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others is 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner, the Associated Press reported.
A former classmate of Loughner at Pima Community College said he was “obviously very disturbed.”
“He disrupted class frequently with nonsensical outbursts,” said Lynda Sorenson, who took a math class with Loughner last summer at Pima Community College’s Northwest campus.
Sorenson doesn’t recall if he ever made any threats or uttered political statements but he was very disruptive, she said. He was asked to leave the pre-algebra class several times and eventually was barred from class, said Sorenson, a Tucson resident…
…The online accounts also contain bizarre discussions of a new currency and literacy, as well as threatening and despairing messages.
“WOW! I’m glad i didn’t kill myself. I’ll see you on National T.v.! This is foreshadow …. why doesn’t anyone talk to me?..” he posted on MySpace Dec. 14.
On Dec. 13, he wrote: “I don’t feel good: I’m ready to kill a police officer! I can say it.”
In a posting on YouTube, Loughner wrote repeatedly about a new currency.
“I’m thinking of creating a new currency,” he wrote. “Therefore, I’m thinking of a design for my new coins size, shape, color, material, and image to start a new money system.”
He also wrote repeatedly about literacy. In a written message on YouTube, Loughner said: “The majority of people, who reside in District-8 are illiterate — hilarious. I don’t control your English grammar structure, but you control your English grammar structure.”
In a message posted on his MySpace account, titled “Goodbye friends,” Loughner said: “Dear friends…please don’t be mad at me. The literacy rate is below 5%. I haven’t talked to one person who is literate.” It was unclear when it was posted.
…He lists among his favorite books “Mein Kampf” and “The Communist Manifesto”. But he also includes a broad variety of other titles, including: “Animal Farm,” “Brave New World,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”.
Not only is he crazy, it looks like he’s a pothead.
CBS News quotes a high school friend of Loughner’s who said:
Loughner used to speak critically about religion. He also talked about how he liked to smoke pot.
Since we have no real evidence about his political leanings other than he liked to read “Mein Kamph” and “The Communist Manifesto”, let’s be grown up and focus on what we do know.
Where is pot to blame in all of this? I’m sure Loughner never met Palin or Beck–but it sounds like he did meet spliff and blunt. Why is there NO media attention to his pot use?
Because that doesn’t fit what the media wants the narrative of this story to be: Blame conservative rhetoric, not a drug that can be mind altering.
A 2005 study suggests that cannabis and the mentally ill do not mix.
Cannabis use moderately increases the risk of psychotic symptoms in young people but has a much stronger effect in those with evidence of predisposition for psychosis.
“Dude, we should create our own currency” sounds more like the ramblings of a pothead than a tea party guy.
There are rumblings in the media and on blogs that this guy was everything from a liberal, to a conservative, to an anti-Semite–and maybe a white supremacist.
In the end politics nor pot are responsible for Loughner’s actions, HE is. It’s just too bad that in the course of covering this story, many in the mainstream media sounded as if they smoke pot as well.
Our thoughts and prayers here at The Snark Factor go out to all of the victims of this terrible tragedy…
Many of the posts on this site are satirical. I wish I could say the same for this post.
I am very fortunate to still have a day job. But part of my saga was discussed on the Rush Limbaugh Program yesterday-and the aftermath of our story being mentioned on his show has made it impossible for me to stay quiet about my circumstances any longer.
Times are bad for everyone; I am not looking for sympathy, just some perspective from my conservative friends.
14 years ago I was offered a very good job with a good company. The only stipulation to taking the job was that I had to join the UAW.
I’m a conservative and am not very fond of unions. But it was a good job, so I held my nose and accepted. That’s right kids; Fingers Malloy is one of many conservatives that are in a union.
14 years later I find myself in Indianapolis, working at a factory that is slated to be closed next year. My employer is looking to sell it and in the spring of this year, found a potential buyer. The buyer stated that he would only be able to purchase the facility if we were to take a 50% pay cut.
I know this is hard for a lot of people to understand, but under our current contract we are better off if the plant is closed rather than sold. If it closes, my employer will move our jobs to other facilities within the company. At that point I have the right to follow my job to another location and not take a pay and benefit cut.
If the plant is sold, it makes it harder for me to follow my job. The work will stay at this plant. In addition, I may be forced to take the wage and benefit cut.
We (in the local union) were asked if we wanted to renegotiate our contract to take the pay cut and be sold, we overwhelmingly voted no. Why should we take such a drastic pay cut when we can move to another community and have our wages and benefits stay the same?
The International UAW (which now owns 17% of my employer) refused to take this local union’s no for an answer. It ILLEGALLY negotiated a contract with the potential buyer.
Last week, the International UAW called an illegal meeting at the local union hall to discuss the new agreement. They wanted to take a new vote on opening our current contract. If the local agreed to open the contract, the vote to ratify the new contract would be taken the next day.
There are many reasons why we were suspicious of the process.
The International sent us the “highlights” of the new agreement (a small portion of the new contract) in the mail on Friday/Saturday. They then held the illegal meeting on Sunday. They wanted us to vote on the new agreement on Monday. Would you vote for something you never got to read? Why the rush?
So needless to say members in this local were angry. The International UAW put us in the middle of a public relations nightmare. We are getting hammered on all sides every day by the media, Governor Daniels, the public–all because we are not agreeing to take what now turns out to be over a 60% wage and benefit cut just to keep this plant open.
When officers of the International UAW (by the way, they just gave themselves an 8% pay increase) came into the union hall on Sunday to give us details about the new contract, we threw them out. That made national news, Rush Limbaugh and lit up Twitter.
On Twitter and blogs my conservative friends called me things like lazy, stupid, illiterate and selfish. (for the record, I earned my BA from Indiana University and am a year away from my MBA)
I find it very hard to believe that any of the people criticizing our decision would agree to take a 60% cut in pay and benefits to stay where they are now working under new ownership—as opposed to staying with their current employer and moving to a new community with no pay cut.
To be fair, under the “highlights” of the new agreement it states that we would be permitted to go back to my current employer. However, in the fine print it states that our movement would be up to the discretion of the new owner.
I do not know the new owner; he may be a stand up guy. But I have a family to support and I’m just not willing to take that risk.
Again, I am not looking for sympathy. I am just presenting my side of the story. The media has misrepresented what is going on here (shocker) and I want to set the record straight.
The only thing I ask is that we all do a better job of differentiating between union bosses and the rank and file members. Most of the people I work with are just trying to raise a family and pay their bills.
As you were…
This is an encore update from last week. I read tweets from liberals about Rush Limbaugh’s heart episode. WARNING!!! EXPLICIT LANGUAGE!!! DO NOT LISTEN IF YOU DON’T WANT TO HEAR PROFANE HATE!!