Monday, December 15, 2008

You keep using that word "progressive" ...


A number of folks have complained that it's not at all clear what it means to be "progressive." Let me help. Progressives are unlikely to do this.

There may be other defining characteristics but that one kind of leaps out at me.

13 comments:

thwap said...

Yeah, that's a good one. Of course, when we get mad at stupid, racist, homophobic violence, we're "consumed with hate." It's scary.

roblaw said...

..and hopefully, unlikely to also do this:

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's home church was badly damaged by arson, leading the governor to apologize Saturday if the fire was connected to "undeserved negative attention" from her campaign as the Republican vice presidential nominee. The fire was set Friday, while a handful of people, including two children were inside.

Frank Frink said...

roblaw, it could have been a Republican upset at how she helped them lose the election. Ya' think of that? Or it might just be a 'firestarter' and have nothing to do with politics at all. ;-)

Patrick Ross said...

Yeah, Frank. Because it would be rather unfortunate if people judged you and your ilk the way that you and your ilk judge others.

A shame indeed.

psa said...

hell it could have been her kid and his buddies that vandalized school buses, potentially putting the district's students in peril. and it might have just been a nutjob that didn't have a political agenda.

Dr.Dawg said...

Man, these wingnuts get defensive when you point out the obvious.

Leftists don't kick immigrants to death while shouting anti-gay slurs. And they don't feverishly look for moral equivalences when they're caught out.

Nicely done, CC. Nicely done.

Frank Frink said...
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Frank Frink said...

Patsy, I have no idea whodunit and neither do the police or federal investigators it seems. I'm just not jumping to any conclusions. All we know is that it was arson.

CC said...

Oh, dear ... apparently, Twatsy's reader is on vacation so he's trolling for attention again.

Yo, Twats. Ever figure out how many sides a triangle has? I hear most undergrads eventually twig to it. Given time.

Wayne said...

But..... Dawg!!!!!

"Violence erupts over Bolivian used car ban" Use hte Google.

"Although recent polls indicate that leftist President Morales is highly popular, trade unions often turn to roadblocks and rallies to protest against Government policies they think could threaten their livelihoods."

"Police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a protest by Bolivians angry over a new Government law banning the import of older used cars."

"One protester was killed when a rubber bullet hit him on the neck, Bolivian daily La Razon reported on its website."

Normal leftist behaviour. "And they don't feverishly look for moral equivalences when they're caught out."

CC said...

Oh, noez, Wayne!!!11!1 Rallies and roadblocks to protest government policies! Why, that's just like jumping a couple pedestrians and beating one of them to death because you think they might be gay.

Thanks for clearing that up, Wayne. We all appreciate it.

Patrick Ross said...

"Patsy, I have no idea whodunit and neither do the police or federal investigators it seems. I'm just not jumping to any conclusions. All we know is that it was arson."

Which would be a first.

Too bad it wasn't a Unitarian Church or something. Then you'd be jumping to all kinds of conclusions.

Dimwit.

Frank Frink said...

Love you too, Patsy! No, really!!!