Friday, February 29, 2008

Oh those wacky liberals!

A running item on this blog for some time has been the subject of liberal fascism. On at least three occasions (more if you count the Berkeley city council trying to oust the Marines) I have shown examples of the leftist mentality of "it's for the common good, therefore YOU WILL DO IT!!!"

Today I have three distinct examples of leftist asshattery. The first comes from right here in the People's Republic of Maryland.

A group in Montgomery County, Md., seeking a public vote on a law providing special rights to people with "gender identity" issues has posted a video on YouTube of an aide to a county council member apparently trying to intimidate volunteers collecting petition signatures in support of that vote.

At the time, volunteers had reported to the organization they had been subjected to harassment by those supporting the county law that has been interpreted to mean the county is ordering all "public facilities" be open to either men or women, based on their own perceived gender.

Officials then told WND Dana Beyer, a senior policy adviser to Councilwoman Duchy Trachtenberg, D-At Large, had approached volunteers while they were seeking petition signatures and provided disruptions, "telling volunteers to 'shut up' and getting petition collectors removed from shopping malls by complaining to the management."

John Garza, an attorney for the volunteers, indicated one possible result could be a civil rights lawsuit.

"I am deeply troubled by these intimidation tactics. Such tactics are commonly used by totalitarian governments. There is no place for this in Montgomery County. This undemocratic conduct is especially reprehensible when it is coming from a senior-level employee of the council," he said at the time.

Today the organization released a statement accompanying a YouTube video officials explained shows Beyer falsely telling petition collectors and would-be signers they would be asked to leave a Giant food store's sidewalk.

The video shows the person telling volunteers, "An e-mail went out; you're going to be asked to leave. Any petitions gathered today are illegal."
What a creative little brown shirt Mr. Garza is! And all in the name of letting men in drag go into women's rest rooms and shower facilities. Such a noble cause! * sarcasm alert *

This item reflects the loony left's growing break with reality.
Experts gathered in Sydney say governments around the world focus too much on fighting terrorism while obesity and other so-called lifestyle diseases kill millions more people. The experts say that overcoming deadly factors such as poor diet, smoking and a lack of exercise should take top priority in the fight against a growing epidemic of preventable chronic disease.

The message at the Oxford Health Alliance Summit in Sydney is that while terrorism is a threat, it poses far less risk to world health than obesity, diabetes and smoking-related illnesses.
Gee, why do you suppose the Left is so concerned about everyone's health? Oh, yeah! It's because THEY WANT TO TAKE OVER HEALTH CARE. Then the fascist bastards will get to tell us all what we can eat, what we can drink, and how much exercise we have to get in order to qualify to wait in line 9 months for brain surgery.

Last but not least, is there no issue into which leftist-led government won't insert itself? Welcome to Big Master.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday signed one of the nation's toughest laws on pet sterilization, requiring most dogs and cats to be spayed or neutered by the time they are 4 months old.

The ordinance is aimed at reducing and eventually eliminating the thousands of euthanizations conducted in Los Angeles' animal shelters every year.

The ordinance does exempt some animals, including those that have competed in shows or sporting competitions, guide dogs, animals used by police agencies and those belonging to professional breeders.

The average pet owner, however, must have their dog or cat spayed or neutered by the time it reaches 4 months of age (as late as 6 months with a letter from a veterinarian). People with older unneutered pets and newcomers to the city with animals also have to obey the law.

First-time offenders will receive information on subsidized sterilization services and be given an additional 60 days. If they still fail to comply they could be fined $100 and ordered to serve eight hours of community service. A subsequent offense could result in a $500 fine or 40 hours of community service.
Vee haf vays of making you spay! That's right, use the power of government to FORCE people to do what you deem to be "good". Isn't that how a good Liberal always does things?

Do you think that maybe, MAYBE, the dude with the "Liberalism is a mental illness" book was on to something?