Posts Tagged by Liberal.
|September 8, 2012||Posted by Jeremy Dobson under international|
In linear-narrative terms, the Democratic Party U-turned when ex-Governor Ted Strickland proposed to include “god” and “Jerusalem” to the Democratic Party Platform. These subjects had occupied space on most party platforms in post-war electoral history. This was heavily prompted by the criticisms from Paul Ryan, the Mitt Romney campaign and much of the press, as well as some discontent from within the party. The subject went to a vocal vote, administered by LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, requiring a two-thirds majority. The results were inconclusive; especially after Villaraigosa took two more votes for “clarity.” But the party instated mentions of “god” and “Jerusalem” anyway, therefore defeating the purpose of a vote in the first instance. Although the Democratic Platform did not mention god until its recent pitiful… more
|April 20, 2012||Posted by Jeremy Dobson under entertainment, lifestyle, national|
A curious thing happened in journalism recently. Ricky Gervais’ pilot episode of Derek, the comic drama aired on April 12th, had a subject deemed so taboo among many pseudo-liberals that such critics deemed it decent, in fact necessary, to review and condemn the feature even before its début. Not for the quality, but for the effect such heinous comedy will have on us, the impressionable viewers. The subject was a parochial old soul named Derek, perhaps Gervais’ most genial creation thus far. To find the critics, type “Ricky + Derek” into the Guardian website search bar and randomly select any article. But kidding aside, journalist Tanya Gold and comedian Stewart Lee did their paper a disservice with their moralistic critiques of the non-intellectual Derek character. Apparently,… more