The greatest rationale to become a Leftie is immunity from the rules they impose on the rest of us. The sanctioning of the double standards and hypocrisy. Andrew Breitbart
Lately, I have been feeling slightly disenchanted with the state of human events. Actually, it has been brewing for some time. So, when I came across this quote which exemplifies my feelings, I filed it away for later use. Today is the day.
In Sunday’s paper (6-30-13), current city council member, Nora Powell had a letter published. The gist was she came back from vacation to find not one, but two articles in the paper where she was mentioned.
Recently, my family returned from vacation to discover we’d been mentioned in two of Larry Riley’s opinion columns.
The first instance of a double homestead, and the second a correction to the first article. She wasn’t really the focus of either column, only a mention. Nevertheless, she felt compelled to clear her name possibly recalling the firestorm this created back in ’09 when the former mayor, a former council member and current council member all were found with double homestead credits. However, only one person was targeted while the two council members basically went unscathed. It’s the double standard in all her glory.
Which lead me to another time when she didn’t feel compelled to clear her name. It was the 2011 election. Nora filed her candidacy with “Evans” as her middle name. With the ballots printed she was moved to the top seat on the ballot. The name that moved her to that number one spot on the ballot, Nora “Evans” Powell was mysteriously absent in this letter . No doubt, it will be back next election. We’ll see.
Many people felt the local Democrat party was giving Powell an edge. Marilyn Bennington-Smith filed her candidacy with her maiden name hyphenated and since she wasn’t a Democrat party insider she had to get an attorney to represent her. Ask yourself if this isn’t a classic case of double standards.
Powell’s letter took me back a few years to another elected official which came back from an economic junket in Japan. I respect former mayor, Sharon McShurley’s need to be private, yet this is a crucial point of this blog entry. The double-standard. The moment the McShurley’s plane took off, the rumors hit the runway. Filthy, vile, disgusting ranging from abortions to alcohol abuse to something as mild as her resignation. Imagine had Ms. Powell come back from her vacation to face 1/1000 of what she and others contributed in just a short four years.
One would hope that Powell has gotten a small taste of what it’s like and perhaps even those which helped the rumors blossom would think twice next time. I doubt it, though. Because in their eyes, the actions over a series of years are acceptable, and if it should happen to them it becomes the Cardinal Sin. Imagine if we critiqued Powell using the same standards (rumors, lies and innuendos)? Of course, we don’t because it was just to vulgar to recreate.
Double standard and hypocrisy is the breakfast of self-appointed champions of all things vile.
I’m going to take you back to the Arizona shootings. If you will recall, the media and leftist libs were calling for Sarah Palin to apologize. Why? Did she pull the trigger, and there was no indication she ever crossed the path with Jared L. Loughner, In fact he never even attended one Tea Party meeting. It mattered not. Yet rogue ex-cop Chris Dorner prior to his killing spree wrote a manifesto in which he praised Pier Morgan. Morgan tweeted this:
Is Piers Morgan responsible for Dorner’s actions? The answer is obvious. No. Any thinking person would agree. However, when you live by the double standard, your ability to think clearly and reason correctly is seriously impaired. If their standards were compared to alcohol levels, it would be 20 times over the stupid level.
After defending my views on the 2nd Amendment someone called me a supporter of murderers and criminals. One would wonder what he thinks of the author, James Madison. Never mind…
An article on former Governor Mitch Daniels, a local poster (although missing in action for months) had commented he hoped Governor Daniels had a heart attack and died. Texas State Senator Donna Campbell received emails “hoping you get raped” “hope your daughter gets raped” and so on and so forth. An article about Mia Love saw comments she was an Aunt Tom, a house n______. Dr. Ben Carson is a pawn and n_______.
Alec Baldwin tweets George Stark (a British reporter) is a toxic queen and he wants to shove his foot up Starks’ backside, and then he made a sexual reference. Anderson Cooper got wind of it and said had it been a conservative it would be virile in minutes. It’s all quiet on the homefront.
While the lefties are stomping the grounds with their outrage, real or perceived (mostly perceived) against any conservative, be that conservative white, black, Hispanic, male, female, straight or not, they are certainly silent when one of their own commits the thing they say they hate. Which leads me back to Andrew Breitbart’s brilliant quote: