Friday, September 22, 2006

The Continuing (In)Consistency of Liberals

From Dan Weintraub, blogger extraordinaire for the major Sacramento newspaper:

The rich get richer (in the Silicon Valley)

Writing in the New York Times, Berkeley prof Hal Varian shows how just five US counties, including three in the Bay Area, have skewed the nation's income (and income inequality) numbers. All five, by the way, are liberal counties whose voters tend to favor income redistribution.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The continuing rash generalization by you, too. You do realize liberal means "tolerant," right?

Darren said...

I'll let you know when I find a tolerant liberal.

I'll let you know when Howard Dean retracts "I hate Republicans and everything they stand for" and when the Democrats classify *that* statement as 'hate speech', rather than "I think we should build a fence to secure our borders."

I'll let you know when there's a big anti-Bush, anti-American rally and the liberals don't compare Bush to Hitler, to Nazis, or to something just as disgusting.

I'll let you know the next time I go to San Francisco and wear a conservative-themed t-shirt and I don't get accosted.

I'll let you know the next time a liberal college campus doesn't try to run off military recruiters, whom they obviously disagree with, a la UC Santa Cruz--even though the Supreme Court upheld the Solomon Amendment 8-0.

I'll let you know the next time a group of religious teens rents SBC Park in San Francisco and the Board of Supervisors *doesn't* pass a resolution calling them fascists!
http://rightontheleftcoast.blogspot.com/2006/03/religious-teens-hold-2-day-event-in-sf.html

I'll let you know the next time *Republicans* slash the tires of *Democrats'* vans on election day, so they can't get people to the polls, a la Milwaukee.

Honestly--seriously, in all honesty--I don't see liberals as tolerant at all. In fact I see them as hypocrites, because they are so intolerant that their claims of tolerance grate on me. If I could find a few examples of this tolerance that would rival the intolerance of what I wrote above....

Darren said...

Here are a couple more posts I've written about the "tolerance" of the left:

http://rightontheleftcoast.blogspot.com/2006/06/san-francisco-shows-tolerance-towards.html
http://rightontheleftcoast.blogspot.com/2006/06/lefts-version-of-tolerance.html

Honestly, anonymous, I don't see it. I'd like to see tolerance from the left, I truly would. But I don't.

Darren said...

I'll let you know when I hear about a bunch of conservatives--say, BYU students--beating up a PETA person just for walking down the street wearing a PETA shirt:
http://photoncourier.blogspot.com/2006_08_01_photoncourier_archive.html#115699286114263912

Darren said...

ZombieTime does fascinating photo-essays. Feel free to peruse this one:
http://www.zombietime.com/stop_the_us_israeli_war_8_12_2006/
The first picture shows you just how "tolerant" the left is. The 3rd one is pretty good, too. You can go on from there.

Anonymous said...

I invited a girl I went to elementary school with to be my friend on facebook.com. I had not seen her in a long time and thought it would be interesting to see what she was up to. She looked over my profile and her response to my friendship invitation was, "ew no way I HATE conservatives." So much for tolerance. Hahaha.

Carson said...

Where do you those anti isreal people come from? They diserve to be waterboarded.