There is no Vast Right-wing Conspiracy...
And Obama isn't plotting to kill babies and old people.
Bill Clinton rolled out the ol' "vast right wing conspiracy" crap again this weekend. This got me to thinking, because it's a theme that both sides of the aisle tend to use to weaken the arguments of the other side. So I'm going to explain this for the former POTUS in a way he can understand:
A man goes out early in the evening and gets laid (yeah, I'm going there). Then he goes back out, bags another chick. Then a third. Then wakes up with the fat chick in the morning, escaping without having to knaw off his arm. This does not mean he was in a gangbang.
(Damn, that was a tasteless paragraph with little added value.)
However, there was a point. There are a multitude of voices that play off each other. When one person mentions something, then a few others mention it. Then Rush mentions it, and everybody talks about it. But here's why this isn't a conspiracy: As I often do with my blog, I hear things that piss me off, but I only start writing after I verify it from a more reliable source (not just Fox News if it's hyper-partisan). The fact is that while people may get ginned up by marginal stuff out there, and there's always going to be morons that , it's facts that really get the opposition motivated for any sustained period.
And that includes the so-called astroturf campaigns. Here's how you can tell if it's astroturf. If the people are being paid to show up, it's astroturf. Otherwise, the information age makes it really easy to network and build up organizations.
Similarly, for those of you who are imagining a unified plan with "Czar Obama" at the top, give it up. You're almost half as delusional as asshats claiming there's some group of Illuminati out there controlling EVERYTHING. The reason that government does what it does the way it does is called groupthink. They all think the same, and therefore appear to act unified. Thankfully, most politicians do care more about getting their asses reelected, so that tends to cancel out the craziness.
In short, treat political conspiracies like conspiracy theories unless some credible evidence comes up.
Ask any sane victim: Rape is Rape...
And Roman Polanski should have been de-nutted.
I really had to look up the whole details of the case, as I was not to familiar with the Polanski case. So I started with Wikipedia. I learned a few things about him, including that he was the husband of Sharon Tate, one of the victim of the Manson family murders. Then I got to the rape. Based on what the victim described, and the fact that he admitted guilty, the world would have been better had he been home with his wife when the Mansons came a'callin'.
Let me be blunt: I don't give a fuck who the person is. Rape is rape. And raping a 13-year-old is unforgivable in my world.
However, in Hollywood, they forgive artists. While I generally ignore politics so I can enjoy movies (Rocking the Blade trilogy, staring tax evader Wesley Snipes right now), sometimes I really have to call out the insanity when the stars turn out for scum I wouldn't be bothered to see ass-raped by a propane tank while smoking.
I'll just link to Heritage for the guts of the story:
The details of Roman Polanski’s rape of 13 year old Samantha Gailey are available for public consumption and repeating them is hard to stomach. The basics are that young Samantha was fed champagne, and slipped Quaaludes and sedatives by a 44 year old man and then forced against her will into a repeated assortment of sexual acts. In 2003, Samantha said: “I said, ‘No, no. I don’t want to go in there. No, I don’t want to do this. No!’” So why is it so hard for liberals to feel genuine outrage, or at least feign the moral outrage that they are famous for faking in other instances? Why must they defend a child rapist just because he has the talent to sit in a chair and yell ‘cut’?However, credit to Montel Williams for being one of the people in Holly-la-la land who actually got it right in this discussion:
It’s called rape. This man drugged a 13 year old girl. Drugged her. Fed her alcohol. Then raped her. R-A-P-E-D. Raped her, okay? Let’s get this very clear.”I really don't have to add to that, do I?