But I also love hate. You could say I have a love-hate relationship with hate. I hate that I feel that way. Which is why I wrote this book. It’s a book I love to hate, and vice versa.
My book is called the Joy of Hate for three reasons. One: the original title, “Black, Lesbian and Proud” was already taken.
Oddly, by Wink Martindale.
Two: it refers to the biochemical commotion that erupts in my brain when I feel an urge of strong distaste for something that bugs me. It’s an experience that is both exhilarating but ultimately exhausting (as fruitless as self-pleasure). When I feel that anger, I cannot do anything but scratch at it. It’s a mental mosquito bite and it feels good to keep digging at it.
Three: the title’s stronger meaning salutes the freedom one feels rejecting, hating, or mocking things you aren’t supposed to reject, hate or mock — meaning the liberal, romantic, misguided opinions operating under the guise of the greater good.
And four: it exposes people who get off pretending to hate something, or hate you, in order to score political points. These are the phony toleratic — a kook who claims to be tolerant, until he runs into someone who disagrees with him (you). The toleratic travel in packs, called the tolerati. Examples of tolerati: soros-funded bloggers, hyenas, the Manson family, Hollywood. The tolerati traffic in faux hate, as a way to elevate their profile, and lower yours. They will overlook the sleaze on their own side (coming in various forms, like Bill Maher and syphilis), while demanding you apologize for a “cruel joke” that harmed no one.
The people I describe are your laughable enemies. And mine too. I invite you to hate them with me, joyfully.
(And yes, I am aware that initially I said there were three reasons for the title, but I gave four. If you had already spotted the flub and felt compelled to deposit an angry comment below, then this book is not for you. It might be for your spouse. I will ask her when she gets out of the shower.)
The Joy of Hate focuses on the hypocrisy of modern tolerance — that it thinly disguises a growing, acceptable intolerance for the things that made America super-awesome. The origin of this phony intolerance springs from one source: the desire to be cool. Everything done in life these days springs from a fear of dorkiness. I called this “dorkophobia,” and every time you use it, I get three dollars. Despite the fact that it’s the uncool who make the trains run on time, it’s the cool to get the cred. The definition of cool: mass popularity without much achievement. It’s how Obama got elected. Ask anyone who voted for him, “Why did you do it?” and the convoluted, wide-eyed answer will ultimately be translated into: “He’s cool and that other guy wasn’t.” The media pushed this to the hilt; and much of the public bought it; giving stuff away is cool — especially when it’s others people stuff — and perceived as philanthropic.
So what is perceived as cool, when it’s really the opposite?
- Bureaucrats spawned in teacher’s lounges chiseling at your income, to the cheers of a pliant media
- Creating dependency as a romantic lifestyle, independent of achievement
- Ridiculing women, minorities, and gays who reject the culture of dependency
- Fake work that doesn’t require building, moving or doing things. In 2008, a community organizer beat a war hero who spent years in a prison camp. Apparently that’s cool.
- Movements that reject American values in favor of American guilt (Occupy)
- Anti-Americanism as a needy appeasement to our international adversaries
- Hero worship of celebrities based on artificial edginess (Johnny Depp is not really a pirate)
- Destroying things. Did Pete Townsend ever think of the maid as he trashed his 25th hotel room?
- Victimhood. The elevation of the David and Goliath myth as a universal storyboard dictating that evil can be good, as long as it’s smaller than the good. If America was a house, the left would root for the termites.
- Code words. Language that aptly describes things is uncool. However, euphemisms created to avoid hurting the feelings of our adversaries is not. Hence, Ft. Hood terror is workplace violence. Which, I guess that makes Hurricane Sandy a pool party.
- Talking about your identity. If you’re gay, bisexual, transgendered, Raelian, or Eskimo, chances are I’ll hear about it. If you are less proud of what you do than who you do then you’re considered cool.
Where does the tyranny of the cool begin?
As soon as you realize being cool pays off. When you’re a kid. In classrooms across the country, kids are learning to gain favor from teachers and peers, and the elevation of “pretend-caring” as a function of cool gets you grades and girls. Stretch this over a decade or so into college, and it’s no wonder the streets are flooded with beta males who talk from the back of their throats as they bowl in Brooklyn — ironically.
The cool’s hold on society’s throat is seen everywhere. Remember that Jon Stewart rally a few years back; that was a celebration of the cool over the uncool (the uncool being the Glenn Beck rallies, the Tea Party, FNC watchers). The cool owns the film industry, as villains take on intriguing personalities, while anyone with a blackberry or a briefcase is considered worse than evil — uncool.
Being pro-choice is cool. Speculating too much on what abortion really means — that’s way uncool.
It reminds me of my old joke. “Knock knock.” “Who’s there?” “You’ll never know.”
Assorted slugs on death row are cool; their victims are uncool — for never really getting over it.
Sometimes coolness can be confusing. Nobody smokes in LA. But they all do in movies. Somehow smoking is cool, only if you’re already cool. When you see a truck driver or a postman smoking, the tolerant break out the phony cough. They’d never do that around Brad Pitt.
Being political is cool, as long as it’s progressive. Conservatives by nature hate politics and politicians. Liberals love it, because it makes them feel cool. Talk to any liberal friend, and they’re running for office when they’re running their mouth. “I must tell you about the bake sale we had for the Guatemalan water snake.” No you don’t, but you will. Shut up.
Immigration as an idea is cool neutral. But discussing the definition of a border? Uncool, dude. Sure, other countries have them (the ones people are fleeing from); but discussing the possibility of an American border is smeared as racist in origin — the ultimate in uncool. I’m probably racist for writing that.
Who pushes the cool? The media, of course, who seeks to portray anything traditional as silly, dorky, and outmoded. The stuff that worked, apparently, is stupid, because it worked. Witness how the media mocked a gentle mess like the Tea Party but embraced the soiled rag of Occupy Wall Street. To the network and newspaper hacks, one was simply way cooler than the other. One reminded them of their parents, the other reminded them of themselves. Without a bath.
Why is this duopoly, the cool vs. the uncool, so important? It won an election. Showbiz beat substance. Style creamed success. This happens in a culture that salivates over youth, glamour, and glibness. Fashion has no use for Mitts.
The funny thing about cool? It’s not cool. At all. In fact, what’s truly cool is the rebellion against the perceived, predictable rebellion of the cool.
Why aren’t conservatives cool? Why are they perceived as intolerant when it’s the other side who are truly the hateful ones? It’s a fair question.
We have the cool message. It’s “Step off.” Or, for you old schoolers, “don’t tread on me,” which applies domestically and internationally. It’s not cool to have a government intrude into every aspect of your life, under the guise of “help.” The new electorate must learn this, or we are doomed.
For we know there is nothing cool about dependency. And there’s nothing cool about anti-exceptionalism, increased regulation, government control in all sectors, and a fractional country based on race and gender. What’s cool is building businesses, military supremacy (which keeps us free to be cool), unity over division (once called patriotism), and competition (which is the universal engine for self-improvement). All of this may sound dorky, but it’s as cool as James Dean. We need to teach people how to love this country for the reasons that made this country what it is.
It shouldn’t be too hard to win converts, with a message like that. But we haven’t. Which is why last Tuesday was necessary.
The cool cats who claim victory last week cannot be too thrilled. For it is a wake up call for the rest of us, the uncool. It’s time for new blood. We have the message. We just need the messenger.
In the meantime, the cool kids have to try to govern. Which is kind of like James Dean trying to drive. Unfortunately, we’re all in the passenger seat. But we’ve got two years to find another driver, folks. Ladies and Gentlemen: start your engines.
BOSTON —Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney conceded the presidential election early Wednesday morning in a brief address to supporters in Boston.
Romney told a subdued crowd that he had called Obama to congratulate him on his victory, and he wished the president well.
“His supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations,” Romney said. “I wish all of them well but particularly the president, the first lady and their daughters. This is a time of great challenges for America and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation.”
He also thanked Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), his running mate, saying the choice of the Wisconsin lawmaker was the best decision he had made, aside from the one to propose to his wife, Ann.
It was of his spouse that he spoke most wistfully, telling supporters she “would have been a wonderful first lady.”
“She has been that and more to me and to our family and to the many people that she’s touched with her compassion and her care,” Romney said.
Romney’s remarks were brief, evidence that the Republican nominee had not been posturing when telling reporters earlier in the day that he had only written an acceptance speech to deliver Wednesday night.
He told supporters that his campaign team and supporters had “made an extraordinary effort, not just for me, but also for the country that we love and to you here tonight.”
The Republican candidate had exuded confidence in recent days, buoyed by strong turnout and passionate support at his rallies across the battleground states. In his final interview with reporters shortly before the polls closed, Romney said he felt “like we put it all on the field” in his final push for votes.
“We left nothing in the locker room,” Romney said. “We fought to the very end.”
Romney added that he was “very proud of the campaign that we’ve run.”
“No campaign is perfect. I’m sure like any campaign people can point to mistakes. But that’s the mark of anything that’s produced by human beings,” Romney said. “Our team has been very solid. We have not had the kind of infighting that’s reported to have occurred in other campaigns. We’ve worked well together our campaign team us. And we’ve gotten our message across. I am very pleased.”
In Boston, Romney told supporters that his campaign team and supporters had “made an extraordinary effort, not just for me, but also for the country that we love and to you here tonight.”
“I don’t believe there’s been an effort in our party that can compare to what you have done over that’s past years,” Romney said. “Thank you so very much.”
And he called for the nation to come together, encouraging supporters in politics and business to rally around the president for the good of the nation.
“We’re counting on you to invest, to hire, to step forward. We look to Democrats and Republicans at all levels to put the people before the politics,” Romney said.
In an acceptance speech the Romney campaign opted to livestream on their website, the president echoed Romney’s call for bipartisan outreach, and indicated that he would look to work with his opponent in the coming days.
“In the weeks ahead I also look forward to sitting down with Gov. Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward,” Romney said.
President Obama also congratulated Romney on “a hard fought campaign.”
“From George to Lenore to their son Mitt, the Romney family has chosen to given back through public service, and that’s a legacy that we honor and applaud tonight,” Obama said.
The pain in Romney’s voice — fueled by his relentless pursuit of the presidency, and a desire to fulfill the dream of his father, himself a former governor and presidential candidate — became more obvious as he brought his remarks to a conclusion.
“I so wish that I had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction but the nation chose another leader, and so Ann and I join with you to earnestly pray for him and this great nation,” Romney said.
Romney had initially declined to concede the race as networks and major news organizations called the pivotal state of Ohio for the Democratic incumbent. Republican aides maintained that Romney retained a shot at the Buckeye State, hoping early voting totals and a groundswell of support could force networks to retract their calls.
But that case became increasingly dubious as more and more battleground states came off the board. With the president projected to win in Virginia, Nevada, Iowa, and Colorado, Romney would not have had the necessary 270 electoral votes even if he flipped Ohio and pulled out a victory in Florida, where Obama was also leading.
Supporters at Romney’s rally in Boston initially responded in shock as the election was called around 11:30 p.m., but that quickly gave way to anger as contributors on Fox News challenged the network’s decision to call Ohio.
But as the results mounted against the Republican nominee, boos faded and some of the crowd filed out of the exits. The final blow seemed to come as networks reported that the president had pulled ahead in the popular vote, with totals from California boosting the president’s nationwide lead.
Benghazi-Gate: Help Denied, People Died
Americans at the Benghazi consulate begged for help while being attacked by terrorists. Obama’s response? Doing what he does best: Nothing.
Reposted from WesternJournalism.com
No previous election has ever held the fate of the nation in its hands since the reelection of Abraham Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War. If Obama is elected, he will continue his agenda to drive this nation to the point of financial collapse and leave behind millions of Americans without jobs or any hope for the future.
And that includes the liberal retards who will vote for him in an election that is, according to the pundits, too close to call. There is something terribly frightening to contemplate that half the voters will vote to continue his planned destruction and his potential for declaring himself President for Life. He is the classic tyrant. Read More . . .
When the 7.9 percent unemployment number came out, I couldn’t believe how the media were trying to spin it. When unemployment goes up, that’s usually a bad-news scenario. Instead, all I heard was news reports telling us that “the economy is headed in the right direction.” The bad news was really good news. How could this be since unemployment is higher now than when Obama took office in 2009 (7.8 percent) and higher than last month when the same “right direction” description was given when unemployment went down? Read more:
Group claims documents will ‘bring down’ U.S. president’s administration
Documents obtained by former Muslim Brotherhood member Walid Shoebat reportedly demonstrate the Obama administration is to blame for the deaths of Americans in the Benghazi consulate attack because it effectively empowered the Islamic terrorist organization al-Qaida to take over governance of Libya.
Shoebat reports a group of anti-al-Qaida Libyans in exile have come into possession of some highly classified documents that, in their view, “will bring the Obama Administration down.”
- Posted on November 1, 2012 at 12:06pm/Pete Scobell is a former Navy SEAL Officer.
So who in the government did tell “anybody” not to help those in need? Someone decided not to send in military assets to help those Agency operators. Would the secretary of defense make such a decision on his own? No.
It would have been a presidential decision. There was presumably a rationale for such a decision. What was it? When and why—and based on whose counsel obtained in what meetings or conversations—did President Obama decide against sending in military assets to help the Americans in need? End of article from WeeklyStandard.com
Our President chose to let these four men fight for seven hours and die alone in that Benghazi compound. How and why did Obama decide not to help them? More
Texas authorities have threatened to arrest international election observers, prompting a furious response from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). “The threat of criminal sanctions against [international] observers is unacceptable,” Janez Lenarčič, the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), said in a statement. “The United States, like all countries in the OSCE, has an obligation to invite ODIHR observers to observe its elections.” More…
CBS News has released a clip of an interview by Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes on Sep. 12 with President Barack Obama that indicates Obama knew the assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya was a premeditated terror attack–and suggests the White House later deceived the public by blaming protests against an anti-Islam video. CBS chose not to air the clip for over a month–but did air Obama’s attack on Romney that same night. More…
Emails: White House Told Two Hours After Benghazi Attack Began That Radical Islamic Group Claimed Responsibility
A vehicle (R) and the surround buildings burn after they were set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
White House and State Department officials were informed just two hours after the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11 began that a radical Islamic militant group had claimed responsibility, according to official emails obtained by Reuters.
The emails, reportedly put out by the State Department, specifically mention that the Libyan militant group Ansar al-Sharia had taken credit for the attack almost immediately and called for additional terrorist acts. More…
(Terrorist celebrating the Benghazi attack against America )
The United States had an unmanned Predator drone over its consulate in Benghazi during the attack that slaughtered four Americans — which should have led to a quicker military response, it was revealed yesterday.
“They stood, and they watched, and our people died,” former CIA commander Gary Berntsen told CBS News.
…Even as the administration continues to vow that the perpetrators will be brought to justice, the man identified by witnesses as a ringleader in the attack continues to walk the streets of Libya without fear of arrest.
Ahmad Abu Khattala has admitted being at the consulate during the horrific attack but has yet to be questioned by any Libyan authorities. …The tragedy — and alleged security lapses leading up to the attack — will likely be brought up at tomorrow’s final presidential debate. The 90-minute debate will be moderated by Bob Schieffer of CBS News. Schieffer has listed five subject areas, with more time devoted to the Middle East and terrorism than any other topic.
NOTE: What former CIA commander Gary Berntsen is confirming here is the fact high ranking officials within the Obama administration had to know EXACTLY what happened during the Benghazi Massacre because they were watching it via a real-time feed from a drone as the attack took place. Why then did Barack Obama have his own White House spokesmen and several other prominent officials within his administration repeat over and over again those attacks were due to a little known YouTube video? Was Barack Obama playing politics and attempting to deflect blame from his own administration’s incompetence that led to the deaths of those four Americans? It certainly appears so.
Posted by The Right Scoop on October 20th, 2012
This White House is unbelievable. According to Fox News reporter Catherine Herridge, she’s been informed by House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rodgers that there is “a concerted campaign by people within the administration with specific leaks to the media to try and bolster the statements of people like Ambassador Susan Rice.” Herridge goes on to say that it’s a very one-sided leaking, that they aren’t going to leak documents that undercut this idea that it was a protest. More…
The Obama administration appears to be mounting yet another version of its campaign to push back on claims that it misled on the intelligence related to the attacks in Benghazi on 9/11/12. But the new offensive by the administration, which contradicts many of its earlier claims and simply disregards intelligence that complicates its case, is raising fresh questions in the intelligence community and on Capitol Hill about the manipulation of intelligence for political purposes.
The administration’s new line takes shape in two articles out Saturday, one in the Los Angeles Times and the other by Washington Post columnist David Ignatius. The Times piece reports that there is no evidence of an al Qaeda role in the attack. The Ignatius column makes a directly political argument, claiming that “the Romney campaign may have misfired with its suggestion that statements by President Obama and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice about the Benghazi attacks weren’t supported by intelligence, according to documents provided by a senior intelligence official.”
If this is the best the Obama administration can offer in its defense, they’re in trouble. The Times story is almost certainly wrong and the central part of the Ignatius “scoop” isn’t a scoop at all. We’ll start there. More…
The media’s failure to provide fair and accurate coverage of President Obama’s foreign policy has one unintended benefit for Mitt Romney. It offers him the opportunity to spring a surprise on Obama during next week’s debate.
The most troubling of Obama’s foreign policy failures involve undermining allies while embracing enemies. In one stunning yet virtually unnoticed example of this phenomenon, Obama pressured Israel into removing anti-terror checkpoints, resulting in the murders of Israel’s citizens. Read more:
Gee, thanks Bill! Clinton says Romney is RIGHT and the economy is ‘not fixed’ . . . and how he thought Obama ‘was going to cry’ during debate
By Toby Harnden/PUBLISHED: 09:00 EST, 19 October 2012 | UPDATED: 12:34 EST, 19 October 2012
Bill Clinton has conceded that Mitt Romney is correct that the economy is ‘not fixed’ and said he thought Barack Obama was going to cry during Tuesday’s debate ‘because he knows that it’s not fixed’.
Former president Clinton, speaking in Parma, Ohio, during a campaign event with Bruce Springsteen, immediately added that Obama offered a better plan than Romney for getting out of the rut during the next four years.
But his frank admission about the state of the economy was immediately seized on by the Romney campaign as bolstering the republican argument that a change of leadership in the White House is needed.
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‘Governor Romney’s argument is “we’re not fixed, so fire him and put me in”. It is true, we’re not fixed,’ Clinton said at in Parma, Ohio. ‘When President Obama looked into the eyes of that man who said in the debate, “I had so much hope four years ago and I don’t now”, I thought he was going to cry because he knows that it’s not fixed.’
This was a reference to a question from Michael Jones, a young undecided voter, at the debate in Hempstead, New York. Read more:
Billboards Warning Against Voter Fraud Remain Posted in Ohio, Wisconsin by Bethany Monk With only three weeks to go until Election Day, billboards reminding Cleveland citizens that voter fraud is a crime will remain posted, despite an activist group claiming they unfairly target minorities. More…
I couldn’t decide if Vice Presidential incumbent Joe Biden was manic during the VP debate last evening, or just being condescending and rude to intimidate challenger Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
Rude, condescending, and just weird, Biden interrupted Ryan 82 times, while Ryan remained respectful and polite; it was a stark contrast. Joe’s OPD came shining through. Obnoxious Personality Disorder is not an official personality disorder, but it should be, especially after last night’s debate. More…
The Verdict Is In, Obama Is A Communist
Yes I Am The One! The One and Only Communist President.
As I noted in the introduction to my book, The Obama Timeline, a jury at a murder trial will often find the accumulated circumstantial evidence so overwhelming that a guilty verdict is obvious—even though there may be no witness to the crime.
“The jurors in the Scott Peterson trial believed the collection of evidence more than they believed Scott Peterson. Among other things, the jury thought that being arrested with $15,000 in cash, recently-dyed hair, a newly-grown goatee, four cell phones, camping equipment, a map to a new girlfriend’s house, a gun, and his brother’s driver’s license certainly did not paint a picture of a grieving husband who had nothing to do with his pregnant wife’s disappearance and murder.”
In the four years I have been gathering information about —and evidence against— Barack Hussein Obama, I have encountered hundreds of coincidences that strike me as amazing. None of those coincidences, by themselves, may mean much.
But taken as a whole it is almost impossible to believe they were all the result of chance.
Consider the Obama-related coincidences: More…
A former CIA operative and spy in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is reporting that a deal has been struck between Barack Obama and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. According to Reza Kahlili, “Iran could announce a temporary halt to uranium enrichment before next month’s U.S. election in a move to save Barack Obama’s presidency.” (1) More…
Obama secret Iran deal cut Look for announcement of temporary halt to uranium enrichment
Iran could announce a temporary halt to uranium enrichment before next month’s U.S. election in a move to save Barack Obama’s presidency, a source affiliated with high Iranian officials said today. The source, who remains anonymous for security reasons, said a three-person delegation of the Obama administration led by a woman engaged in secret negotiations yesterday with a representative of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Ads by GoogleBuy This “Gas Killer” Now The stock that could end the gasoline engine is already up 34%. http://www.StreetAuthority.comObama’s Mortgage Program HARP Refinance Underwater Homes http://www.harp2loans.infoThe delegation urged the Iranian leader to announce a halt to enrichment, even if temporary, before the Nov. 6 election, promising removal of some sanctions. The source said the delegation warned that a Mitt Romney presidency would change the U.S. relationship with Iran regarding its nuclear program. More…
AARP Objects To Obama Invoking Group’s Support During Debate
The AARPAARP Objects To Obama Invoking Group’s Support During Debate October 4, 2012 By Breaking News 8 Comments inShare.1 The AARP, which put itself in the middle of the health care debate by endorsing ObamaCare, now is telling President Obama to keep the group out of his political talking points. The nation’s leading senior advocacy organization objected after the president during Wednesday’s debate twice mentioned the AARP while defending his health care plan and attacking Mitt Romney’s plans for Medicare. , which put itself in the middle of the health care debate by endorsing ObamaCare, now is telling President Obama to keep the group out of his political talking points. The nation’s leading senior advocacy organization objected after the president during Wednesday’s debate twice mentioned the AARP while defending his health care plan and attacking Mitt Romney’s plans for Medicare. More…
The National Rifle Association (NRA) endorsed Mitt Romney for president late Thursday. NRA Executive vice president Wayne LaPierre and NRA Political Victory Fund chairman Chris Cox will formally announce the endorsement at a Romney rally in Virginia later Thursday evening. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will also be on hand. “In this election, there is no debate,” LaPierre said in a statement. “There is only one choice – only one hope – to save our firearms freedom and our way of life.” More…