MisterMix beat me to the front page with the YouTube clip of Cliven Bundy making his “never said that, taken out of context” extremely racist remarks, so we have had a chance to judge his affect and sincerity for ourselves. Now that I’ve watched it, I retract my suggestion from the wee hours that some people were saying Bundy might be clinically senile; from the evidence of this video, he’s just old and mean and (as my lace-curtain Irish granny would put it) common as pig tracks.
The Rude Pundit offers his usual excellent discourse on the latest Rising Young RW Media Weasel, Jayson Veley:
… In an Introduction to Creative Writing course, [Professor Brent] Terry went on a calm, reasonable, and absolutely biased tangent on how “racist, misogynists, money-grubbing people have so much power over the rest of us. And want things to go back not to 1955 but to 1855. There are a lot of people out there that do not want black people to vote, do not want Latinos to vote, do not want old people to vote or young people to vote. Because generally people like you are liberals.”
This was recorded by conservative student Jayson Veley, who obviously turned it over to Campus Reform, the clearing house for pathetic whiners who can’t stand to have any ideas but their own informing the opinions of the precious, delicate angels who are in college. This led to a Fox “news” hategasm, of course, of course.
First, the editor-in-chief of Campus Reform, Jebediah Fuckagoat or something like that, got to go on Greta Van Susterenenenen’s show and say things like, “[T]his is creating an atmosphere for conservatives in the classroom where they are feeling — this is why the student that released this video, this audio, is remaining anonymous. How is he going to be treated to come out as a conservative in an atmosphere where he is called a racist?”
So what intrepid reporter found out that the anonymous recorder was the aforementioned Mr. Veley? Oh, wait. It was Jason Veley himself, who was so afraid of being known that he went on Megyn Kelly‘s Parade of Shit What I’ll Sneer At. Obviously, Veley was there to reveal what a madman Prof. Terry was, just abusing students in a completely inappropriate rant. Except the second that Veley said, “He was talking about this poem that was themed and centered around the ideas of racial inequality,” whatever little point Veley and Fuckagoat and Fox wanted to make was over because what Terry said had to do with what they read in class. That’s it. Issue done. Academic freedom ain’t pretty…
There is much more, and you should definitely click over to read it.
And finally, because I can be a small, small person, I actually giggled at David Ferguson’s Raw Story update on another GOP media darling:
… A former aide to the Reagan White House and author of The Roots of Obama’s Rage, D’Souza is charged with using straw donors to illegally contribute $20,000 to the U.S. Senate campaign of Wendy Long, a former school friend of D’Souza’s who unsuccessfully ran against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) in 2012.
… Prosecutors submitted documents to the court showing that in March of 2012, D’Souza attempted to donate $10,000 to Long’s campaign and was informed by the campaign that the donation was double the legal limit of $5,000 per individual.
The campaign wrote D’Souza back asking if the donation was from him and his then-wife, and included the necessary papers for an individual donation from both D’Souzas. The papers were completed and returned to the campaign, although Mrs. D’Souza has since informed prosecutors that the donation was made with neither her knowledge nor her consent.
Furthermore, the cuckolded husband of Denise Joseph — D’Souza’s mistress in the affair that ended his marriage and another straw donor to Long’s campaign — made audio recordings in October, 2012 of his wife discussing D’Souza’s plans should he get caught making the illegal donations.
Ms. Joseph told her then-husband that D’Souza planned to plea guilty if caught, but would first plead not guilty in order to make use of the limited window of time he would purportedly have “to get his story out there.” …
Because it’s never about right and wrong, legal or illegal — it’s always about the narrative. Do you suppose the first Mrs. Dinesh and the first Mr. Denise will attend the trial? And if so, will they share a bench in the spectator section, or is it bride’s friends on one side and groom’s on the other?