May 14, 2013

The Axis of Weasel: All iSteve obsessions are harmonically converging

From Fox News Latino:
Bloomberg, Republicans Join Obama Backers In Support Of Immigration Reform 
Published May 14, 2013 
From left, News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch, looks on as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a forum on The Economics and Politics of Immigration in Boston on Tuesday. (AP2012)
WASHINGTON –  A grassroots political support group backing President Barack Obama is joining a Republican pro-immigration organization and an effort run by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to push for a comprehensive immigration bill using social media platforms.

Like, say, Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook?
Organizing for Action, a grassroots group run by Obama loyalists that grew out of his 2012 re-election campaign, will co-sponsor a "virtual march on Washington" planned for next week aimed at getting people to use social media platforms to register their support for the immigration legislation. 
Bloomberg's Partnership for a New American Economy is behind the effort. 

Featured members of Bloomberg's group include Michael Nutter (the anti-First Amendment Philadelphia mayor who looks like an R. Crumb cartoon character), Steve Ballmer, Antonio Villaraigosa, Julian Castro, Bob Iger, and J.W. Marriott.
Republicans for Immigration Reform, a group headed by former Bush administration Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, also is co-chairing the endeavor. 

Carlo Gutierrez is the most exquisite example of the Hidalgo-American yet identified.
"By bringing together leaders from both parties and Americans across the country, we hope to send Congress a clear message that there is broad support for smart reform — and the time for action is now," Bloomberg said in a statement. 
The virtual "March for Innovation," planned for May 22-23, is designed to get people to use Twitter, Reddit, Facebook and other social media platforms to push Congress to pass the immigration bill, which may come to a vote next week in the Senate Judiciary Committee. 
It's another sign of engagement by business and high-tech leaders and officials across the political spectrum to support the immigration legislation.

So, all we have to do is stop the open conspiracy of Barack Obama, Michael Bloomberg, Rupert Murdoch, Mark Zuckerberg, John McCain, and Bill Gates from having their way with us. (Am I leaving out any names of those allied against us? Karl Rove? The Bushes?)

As Henry Kissinger might have said (at a Bilderberg Conference, no doubt): "Just because you are a paranoid doesn't mean you don't have real enemies, real enemies who are publicly conspiring against you, real enemies with billions of dollars, media empires, covert electronic surveillance capabilities, and nuclear weapons."

This could get fun.

I'm reminded of the famous passage in Evelyn Waugh's Sword of Honour about Guy Crouchback reading the newspaper in 1939:
Just seven days earlier he had opened his morning newspaper on the headlines announcing the Russian-German alliance. ... But now, splendidly, everything had become clear. The enemy at last was plain in view, huge and hateful, all disguise cast off. It was the Modern Age in arms. Whatever the outcome there was a place for him in that battle.

By the way, unlike Bloomberg, Gates, and Zuckerberg, I've neglected to acquire a giant monopoly, so did I ever mention the Spring iSteve fundraising drive is still rattling on?

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Kaz said...

With all this support from the right groups, it's impressive that enough of congress is stopping the bill.

I hope it's for the right reasons, I wonder if they understand the real implications of such a bill.

Dave Pinsen said...

As Mickey Kaus put it recently on Twitter, all opponents of the bill have on their side are the voters. Hopefully, that will be enough.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't call this a conspiracy. Its more of coming to the realization that liberalism in America has finally won.

At some point in the near future, the Republican party will be purged of all it's none-liberal/progressive forces and will be transformed into yet another liberal party.

Hopefully future generations learn a good lesson from our experience: that you cannot successfully defend your culture using secular political forces/ideology.

Culture supersedes politics!

Defending yourself against a culture war using a political system is like taking a knife into a gun fight.

Matthew said...

"By bringing together leaders from both parties and Americans across the country, we hope to send Congress a clear message that there is broad support for smart reform"

Used here, "broad support" means everyone from billionaires in the tech industry to billionaires in the hotel industry to billionaires in the media industry to billionaires in the finance industry. A representative sample of all Americans, surely.

Anonymous said...

Finding comedy in all this insanity is very therapeutic.

Anonymous said...

This lobbying effort in support of the Gang of Eight is truly an amazing event. In one corner you have Silicon Valley oligarchs, Republican Chamber of Commerce types, Democratic world-improver politicians, Republican empire-builder politicians and mainstream media slime aligned with a few millions of illegal Mexican campesinos. In the other corner you have a majority of American citizens. It's third-world lawmaking at its best. The outcome should trigger your personal Plan B.

Anonymous said...

"(the anti-First Amendment Philadelphia mayor who looks like an R. Crumb cartoon character)"

Crumb's covert work, you mean?


Anonymous said...

"Culture supersedes politics!"

I would state it differently: culture shapes politics(and creates boundaries and limits).

And who shapes the culture?
But mostly the media.

The right never understood this, and those who did got purged by the Scotch-Irish. But still, in the end, it should have been done.

I blame it at the rightousness of WASPs. They're a very rule-oriented people, because they are basically a trusting people.

Every disagreement can be solved by a political committee in good faith, after all we're all on the same side, right?

Well, no.

Unknown said...

for shame mr. sailer! the weasel is a wonderful creature. he does not deserve to be associated with these... cave trolls!

1. wriggly
2. jiggly
3. loves to dance
4. full of love
5. delicious treats

"better know a weasel!"

Anonymous said...

It's hard to see how Republicans would hand over a victory of any kind to the Dems and to Obama, in particular, with legislation calling under the guise of immigration reform.

The Obama grapes are dying on the vine as we speak: Benghazi (oh, that story is NOT finished, more hearings and whistleblowers on the horizon; the IRS mess, which will continue, day by day, to reveal, if not direct actual involvement by the Jarrett "yes" Chicago machine, at least tacit nods that said, "Get 'em"; the DOJ raiding of AP.

Even the GOP members who want the bill/law will face unrelenting pressure from their districts and from non-immigration donors who know that now, with Obama's impotence, those GOP lawmakers don't have to pass any damn immigration bill. In fact, to do so, gives Obama a victory that would pull him out of political erectile dysfunction.

News this morning has it that the IRS has even been investigating Facebook postings. That can't be good news for anyone in bed with the social media czar or, for that matter, with any pol that's too publically involved with Silicon Valley at all. Hearings will no doubt make all this even more public.

Anthony said...

It only covers *all* of your obsessions if they're meeting on interestingly-designed golf courses.

Auntie Analogue said...

Speaking of Evelyn Waugh, he was dead-to-nuts right about one thing: we suffer for having come into the world in the "Age of Hooper."

Zuckerberg, Norquist, Gates, Obama, Holder, Bush, Cheney, Ferguson (Niall), Bloomberg, Murdoch, Ailes, Pelosi, Feinstein, Soros, Putin, Milliband, and whoever is now running Red China - all of them are nothing but Hoopers on steroids. We live in the Modern World under a totalitarian regime of Utilitarianism run amok, in which human beings are nothing more than "resources" exploited by the super-rich and super-connected who, literally, figuratively, actually own us in the same way that the feudal nobility owned serfs: they own and control every process, every avenue of learning, every property transaction, every financial process, every social medium, and all of Enemedia-Pravda.

It was two decades ago that I noted with dread the ominous title shift from Personnel departments to Human Resources. We are no longer persons and have instead been reduced to a commodity: Human Resources. Cattle, sheep, pork bellies, poppies, minerals, and even Art and water and sunshine and, now, human beings: commodities. Hence the present massive press for "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" Shamnesty - nothing more than a brazen move to decrease the cost to our overlords of the Human Resource commodity.

Paul Mendez said...

Organizing for Action, a grassroots group run by Obama loyalists that grew out of his 2012 re-election campaign...

OT -- Evidently, the DNC is getting very peeved at OfA for attacking conservative Democrats over gun control and generally siphoning away resources from the party.

Now why would Barack, a lame duck, build up the Obama Brand at the expense of the Democratic Party Brand?

Michelle in 2016.

David said...

>It only covers *all* of your obsessions if they're meeting on interestingly-designed golf courses.<

And if they're juicing!

Anonymous said...

Steve, while your decidedly more humorous take on events is much appreciated, I can't help but notice an underlying tone of resignation and defeat. I can't say I blame you. Maybe you've grown tired of playing the role of the HBD Don Quixote charging at the windmills of multiculturalism and liberalism. And like the rest of us, you feel powerless to stop what's coming (and what's coming is very bad indeed). I guess all you can really do at this point is try to find humor in the situation and laugh.

Corn said...

No weasel pic for this post?