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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Charles Johnson: "Watch your back"

I suspect I’m not the only one who’s massively turned off by the political triangulating going on around the murder of Benazir Bhutto.

Those were the words of Charles Johnson on Dec. 27.

By Dec. 28 Charles Johnson had found his form again, and was busily linking to his favorite politpundits in a desparate attempt to hammer some sort of message out of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto before the blood dries and the news junkie caravan moves on.

Who did CJ endorse? A certain 'Scott Ott' (nasty parents), whose ignorant ramblings Chuckles describes as "serious".

What is the essence of Ott's piece? That European politicians should view the murder of Bhutto as a warning of what they will soon face - unless they muster the courage to confront the Islamic peril.

Ott is wrong on so many fronts, it's hard to know where to start. The obvious first question to Ott would be: have you ever been to Europe or Pakistan, or are you - like Johnson - a keyboard warrior whose entire knowledge of the world out there comes from Youtube and the cable channels you so despise? Then: what exactly makes you think the two places are in any way comparable? And finally: when it comes to attributing responsibility for what happened in Pakistan, shouldn't you look a little bit closer to home and perhaps mention the fact that it was the US government which originally armed the Taliban (now roving freely in Pakistan's lawless northwest)? And don't you think it might be worth scrutinizing the ongoing US support for Pakistan's shady secret service, all well-documented and at times even acknowledged by US officials?

What Ott, Johnson and others like them manifestly fail to understand is that their "bomb 'em all" approach to solving the world's problems is precisely what is causing many of the conflicts and uprisings in the first place. Iraq, Israel, Colombia, Afghanistan, Somalia and Lebanon...don't you guys ever learn a thing? Don't you realize that your ignorance coupled with your trigger-happy foreign policy is laying the foundations for the wars of the future?

Instead of warning people you have never met that they should watch their backs because the crosshairs of fanatics are trained on them (and wouldn't you just squeel with glee if a European politician did actually get killed?) it might be more appropriate if you spent your time doing some proper research about the coutries and people you like to preach about so much.

Step out of the chickenhawk role for once and visit Rawalpindi, or Ramallah, or Ankara, or Berlin, or Lyon, or Dar es Salaam, or Cairo, or Jakarta.

Muster some courage and a few brain cells to challenge a few of the preconceived ideas you have about half the world population.

Give us an informed, nuanced (drat, the evil n-word!), USEFUL opinion for once, instead of the usual mind-numbing drivel that passes for political analysis on your side of the blogosphere.

That's your challenge for 2008.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Are you grossed out by LGF?

We certainly are.

So you can imagine our shock to find that Charles Johnson is being 'grossed out' by politics and political maneuverings after the Bhutto assassination. It seems a bit of a stretch to believe this.

Especially considering the kind of rubbish this man has allowed in his comments section. How can somebody be 'grossed out' by politics but not by outright racism, bigotry, religious intolerance and open calls for genocide and ethnic cleansing?

Pimping for Amazon

...or a genuine Tech Review? You decide.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Charles has noticed that his new commenter "bottehond"* is, in fact, a Vlaams Belang apologist.

Well, duh.

*which, per Mr. Hond himself, means "blunt dog" and not "bone dog" or "dog bone" (as we and Charles, respectively, thought).

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Found: a perfect lizard candidate

[UPDATE: scroll down for a nice illustration from the Lex!]

Senior Republican Political Analyst Charles Johnson has not endorsed any of the Republican candidates, though he has of course "un-dorsed" certain others, such as Mike Huckabee and every single one of the Democrats.

So here's a suggestion for you lizardoids and lizardettes. Read the following quotes and decide if this is someone you'd like to have in the White House:

Once again, President Clinton is using American troops to deflect attention from his record of lies, distortions, obstructions of justice and abuse of power.

Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference.

Liberty means free-market capitalism.

By encouraging Americans to adopt a group mentality, the advocates of so-called “diversity” actually perpetuate racism.

Because federal hate crime laws criminalize thoughts, they are incompatible with a free society.

Sound good so far? Here are some more:

You don’t have a right to a house, you don’t have a right to a job, you don’t have a right to medical care.

Abortion on demand is the ultimate State tyranny.

The notion of a rigid separation between church and state has no basis in either the text of the Constitution or the writings of our Founding Fathers.

The Founding Fathers envisioned a robustly Christian yet religiously tolerant America, with churches serving as vital institutions that would eclipse the state in importance.

A nation without secure borders is no nation at all. It makes no sense to fight terrorists abroad when our own front door is left unlocked.

Birthright citizenship, originating in the 14th amendment, has become a serious cultural and economic dilemma for our nation. . . . We must end the perverse incentives that encourage immigrants to come here illegally, including the anchor baby incentive.

If we continue down the UN path, America as we know it will cease to exist.

Global warming is fear politics. Earth may be warming, but whether it is due to humans is disputed.

Pretty exciting stuff! And now, the clincher:

Prohibiting guns on campus made the Virginia Tech students less safe, not more.

The Saturday Night Special is a wonderful weapon. Because they should be legalized in every household, especially the inner city. Because, that's where the greatest amount of crime is.

Gun control is NOT the answer to our crime problem -- and not one of our Constitutional rights is up for "debate."

By now all you patriotic, freedom-loving, anti-abortion, pro-gun, pro-Christian, anti-immigration, diversity-hating Americans are probably asking yourselves: where do I sign up?!


For, you see, each of the snippets above is a gen-u-wine quote from Charles' latest bête noire, Ron Paul himself.

Perhaps the reason for Charles' jihad against Paul is the uncomfortable fact that but for one issue (the "war" on "terror"), his positions are indistinguishable from those of most lizards.

As for this blog, I can't speak for the others who post here, but my own personal opinion of Dr. Paul is nicely encapsulated here.

[Image: Lex]

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Quick quiz

Who said this (re Iraq)?

The whole thing has been a gigantic fuckup, obviously.
Daily Kos? Atrios? Democratic Underground? Juan Cole? Ken Livingston? Hugo Chavez? CAIR?

The answer will surprise you. I doubt Charles will link approvingly to that assesment.

Charles Johnson: Comedy genius

This is just classic Chuckles, from start to finish.

Remember when the Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz labeled LGF commenters as “vile,” suggesting that blog comments need better policing?

“Hypocrisy” doesn’t even begin to describe Kurtz’s article.
Somebody like Charles Johnson should really be careful about throwing the word "hypocrisy" around. For Johnson to even touch on the subject of policing blog comments is on shaky ground. I wonder how many other blogs have had phone calls from the Feds regarding death threats made on their site? I wonder how many blogs where bigotry and racism are so prevalent (as long as it's against Muslims and Arabs). I wonder how many blogs have had to change the blog comment search system so difficult to make it harder to shine a light on them?

Charles Johnson is a class 'A' hypocrite and blogging's most consistent clown.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

No Comment Needed

Sometimes, the bigoted swamp that is the LGF comments section even takes us by surprise. This following comment is a perfect example.

#11 ProUSA 12/17/2007 2:36:19 pm PST

The left can claim most of what is wrong in this country. Only the LLL would hope for death of other Americans (who have differing political views). Yet, they oppose the death penalty for convicted murderers.
As the post title states, we believe no comment is needed here.

Via The Sphinx in the comments.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Quote du jour

After all, doesn't the conflict between Gates of Vienna and Little Green Footballs really revolve around middle-class bigots trying to maintain the veneer of middle-class respectability?
Dennis The Peasant

Monday, December 10, 2007

Summer of Hate

From San Francisco -- that über-tolerant, patchouli-drenched, Birkenstock-shod, Che-Guevara-T-shirt- and kaffiyeh-clad multicultural hellhole the lizards love to hate -- comes news that a Pakistani family has been forced out of public housing due to anti-Muslim harassment an entirely understandable reaction on the part of patriotic Americans to a vicious act of jihad that had occurred almost four years earlier.

A family of Pakistani immigrants living in San Francisco public housing was improperly denied an emergency transfer to another apartment after someone broke into their home, desecrated their Quran, defaced their passports and shredded their traditional clothing, according to a federal court lawsuit.

After the August 2005 incident - which took place during a time of intensified anti-Muslim sentiment in the country and while the San Francisco Housing Authority was under court order to better protect tenants from hate-motivated crimes - agency officials ruled that the break-in at Ashan Khan's apartment was a simple burglary and didn't qualify the family for an emergency apartment transfer, the family says.

According to the suit, which was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, Housing Authority officials also were slow to secure their apartment in the Potrero Terrace/Annex project after the incident to protect the Khans against future break-ins.

"I was really upset," said Khan, explaining - with the help of a translator - that he and his family were harassed from the time they moved in to the Potrero Hill housing development, first by neighbors who accused the Khans of being terrorists, then by threatening graffiti painted next to their front door depicting a man dressed like Khan with a gun to his head.

Something tells us "Zombietime" won't be posting a snarky photo essay about this incident anytime soon.

(Make sure you check out the comments, too, if you're interested in a complete and utter debunking of Charles' assertions that only left-wing opinions are allowed at the SFGate comments page.)

Saturday, December 08, 2007

LGF vs. Bloomberg

Apparently Charles Johnson doesn't believe that diversity and embracing different cultures, religions and races solves anything.

He's pissed that Mayor Bloomberg of New York has the audacity to point out that New York, a city founded and enriched by immigration, integration and diversity, that in the fight against extremists embracing all communities trumps illegal wars, corporate corruption and botched imperialism.

Here's Mayor Bloomberg's reply to a swivel-eyed loon of the LGF variety.

Thank you for your recent letter regarding the lighting of the Empire State Building in commemoration of Eid-al-Fitr and the end of Ramadan.

While this was a private decision made by the Empire State Building Company, I admire their choice to celebrate this important event with our entire City. People have always come to New York from all over the world, bringing different customs, traditions, and faiths. This incredible diversity is one of the things that makes New York the greatest city in the world.

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, our City united as never before - and we remain united today, across all ethnicities, races, and religions. I can think of no better response to the terrorists than demonstrating our determination to stand together as New Yorkers and as Americans, celebrating the unity we have found in our diversity.

Michael R. Bloomberg
Well done, Mayor Bloomberg.

(Update)...and well done the Empire State Building Company for celebrating other holidays in the same way.

LGF: Please give generously

First his traffic plummets.

Then he distances himself from Pajamas media.

Charles Johnson is obviously struggling to pay the bills for his little racist hobby horse, LGF.

So is it any wonder that he's mortgaged his credibility even further by plugging various affiliate schemes such as Amazon at every opportunity? Tech Review? Come on Johnson, who's going to fall for that?

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Pajama Fantasies

Here's an open thread for y'all to discuss the earth-shattering news that Charles Johnson has quit/been booted off the management of Pajamas media.

Did his slimyness finally become too much for PJ's commercial partners? Or was it the other way round: Charles jumping ship before it goes under?

Insider comments welcome!

UPDATE: Dennis The Peasant has some thoughts on the issue (surprise, suprise!).

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Oh, the cruelty of blogs

Karl Rove's sock puppet, Charles 'Fingers' Johnson, is complaining about those mean people at and HuffPo again, who have been posting nasty things about Dick Cheney.

As our enigmatic regular, The Sphinx, notes, that's a bit rich coming from someone whose blog specializes in bestowing upon its enemies the foulest descriptions imaginable: Alan Johnston, Rachel Corrie, Kofi Annan and Yassir Arafat , to name a few.

Teddy Bear Hysteria

We can always count on Charles Johnson to ignore inconvenient facts. He notes that "Quite a few commenters at the BBC web site think the teddy bear teacher deserves her fate" but never mentions the Muslims who have spoken out against this sentence.

From The Daily Mail (11/30/07):

Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari, secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain branded the court decision a "gross over-reaction from Sudanese authorities".

He said: "This case should have required only simple common sense to resolve. It is unfortunate that the Sudanese authorities were found wanting in this most basic of qualities.

"Gillian should never have been arrested, let alone charged and convicted of committing a crime. We hope that Gillian will be able to return home without much further delay."

The Muslim Council of Britain called the sentence completely unjustified.

"I'm utterly disappointed with this decision," said the council's Ibrahim Mogra. "We have been calling on the Sudanese authorities to show leniency, that this was a case of an innocent oversight, a misunderstanding, and there was no need for this to be escalated."