Archive for 4 Dec 2013

…here’s today’s links.

Guns/Gun Rights/RKBA

 
Politics/Congress/Government

 
Scandal Central

 
Foreign Policy

 
Economics / Crony Capialism

 
Constitutional Issues

 
Obamacare/Healthcare/HHS

 
Illegal Immigration / Shamnesty / Amnesty

 
International

 
China

 
Liberalism is a Mental Disorder

 
Feminazis

 
SCOTUS/Circuit Courts

 
United Nations

 
Department of Homeland Stupidity (DHS)

 
NSA

 
Global Warming Scam/EPA/Ecotards

 
Cops/Police/Sheriff/Law Enforcement

 
Military/Defense News/Veterans/DOD

 
Israel

 
Middle East

 
Media/Media Bias

 
University/School Bias/School Stupid/Common Core

 
NASA / Science/Tech/Computer

 
Odds & Ends/Misc.

 
Pope-a-Dope

…sure does explain a lot about liberals and their punitive motivations.

JFK Death Spawned ‘Punitive Liberalism’

By George Will

“He didn’t even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. It had to be some silly little Communist.”   — Jacqueline Kennedy, Nov. 22, 1963
 She thought it robbed his death of any meaning. But a meaning would be quickly manufactured to serve a new politics. First, however, an inconvenient fact — Oswald — had to be expunged from the story.
 
So, just 24 months after the assassination, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., the Kennedys’ kept historian, published a thousand-page history of the thousand-day presidency without mentioning the assassin.
 
The transformation of a murder by a marginal man into a killing by a sick culture began instantly — before Kennedy was buried. The afternoon of the assassination, Chief Justice Earl Warren ascribed Kennedy’s “martyrdom” to “the hatred and bitterness that has been injected into the life of our nation by bigots.”
 
The next day, James Reston, the New York Times luminary, wrote in a front-page story that Kennedy was a victim of a “streak of violence in the American character,” but especially of “the violence of the extremists on the right.”

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Punitive liberalism
by Roger Kimball

How Jackie Kennedy Invented the Camelot Legend After JFK’s Death
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