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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

#IStandWithLaura - Foul-mouthed David Hogg targets Conservative Laura Ingraham

UPDATE: FOX Says Laura Stays!

David Hogg calls for boycott of Laura Ingraham.

Why? Because she tweeted about him getting rejected by several colleges to which he's applied. Really? That's a hanging offense? This young man who claims to be a leader of the free world and defender of all the victims of the Parkland shooting (Would they all support his politics?) is now crying that Laura targets "children." David, you can't have it both ways. Are you a spokesman who's smarter than your stupid parents Or are you a widdle kid who needs protection from big, bad Laura?


Apparently, this (source) is what passes for intelligent discussion and debate in Hogg's mind:
"When your old-ass parent is like, ‘I don’t know how to send an iMessage,’ and you’re just like, ‘Give me the f***ing phone and let me handle it.’ Sadly, that’s what we have to do with our government; our parents don’t know how to use a f***ing democracy, so we have to." (Note to David: we don't have a "f***ing - or any other kind of - democracy;" we have a constitutional republic.
How come Hogg gets a free pass on insulting parents and making outrageous statements about 2nd amendment supporters wanting to "kill children," but the left goes ballistic over Laura's relatively innocuous tweet about his college rejections? Are parents really so stupid that teenagers like David Hogg have to take us all out to the woodshed to learn a thing or two. Maybe he can give us some lessons on how civilized people speak to one another. Well...maybe not.

And then there's the demonization of anyone who disagrees with him, particularly the NRA and politians who all want to kill children for money:
"It just makes me think what sick f***ers out there want to continue to sell more guns, murder more children, and honestly just get reelected....What type of shitty person does that? They could have blood from children splattered all over their faces and they wouldn’t take action, because they all still see these dollar signs."
The left has no problem taking
millions from the serial killers
at Planned Parenthood!
Really? All the members of the NRA want to kill children? As National Review commentator Rich Lowry wrote:
[It's] hard to believe that our public debate could get even more sophomoric. The student activists are here to say, Yes, it can.
And here's how Hogg addressed Marco Rubio:
 "What about the $176,000 you took for those 17 people’s blood?"
Right, supporting the NRA means you're covered with the blood of the Parkland shootings.

And here's how he addressed Florida Governor Rick Scott:
"You’re kind of like Voldemort at this point. You should just retire, because you aren’t going to get elected to Senate."
Talk about bullying. This juvenile demagogue has made it an art. But he assures us, "We're changing the world." (Hmm... I doubt for the better.)

And while Hogg is talking about how people are bought off, how about Hogg and his supporters. These kids have been bought and paid for by the Left who organized the March, brought the kids to D.C., took them sight-seeing, and gave them some yummy hot chocolate at the NEA headquarters as a reward for marching. (See here.)

Sadly, nothing these students have done since the shooting has contributed to a thoughtful discussion on violence in the schools. It's all street theatre and inflammatory rhetoric attacking the second amendment, the NRAm and anyone who doesn't think banning guns will solve the problem. It would be good to have an intelligent discussion on the issue, but it isn't happening here.

Meanwhile, the company lemmings responded to Hogg by jumping on his profanity-laced bandwagon to show just how progressive they are. Hey, the kid tells us to boycott, Laura Ingraham, let's boycott! Maybe we can get some of that publicity for ourselves and bask in their limelight.

Well, we all have the power to boycott.

So how I am responding? By jumping off the company bandwagons that are letting this foul-mouthed young man call the shots - beginning with TripAdvisor.

I sent the following email to Stephen Kaufer, CEO of TripAdvisor
Dear Mr. Kaufer,
I'm a long time user of TripAdvisor and have posted many reviews to the website, most recently while traveling in Florida in February. Sadly, I'm severing my link with your organization and would like all my reviews deleted following your pulling advertising from Laura Ingraham's show. Laura is one of the most honest journalists on the air. To let the left control the conversation is irresponsible. As long as Laura is persona non grata with TripAdvisor, TripAdvisor is personal non grata with me. Let me know if you change your policy and I will resume using TripAdvisor. In the meantime I'm removing your app from my smart phone and will not be visiting your website.
Sincerely,
Mary Ann Kreitzer
Student activists demonstrate Alinsky's principle to"...never let 
a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an 
opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
From Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky
I'm not waiting for him to act. I'm deleting my reviews. It's a pain because you can only delete them one at a time, but I'm doing it. Just imagine if every conservative who's posted a review on TripAdvisor started taking them off. Wouldn't it be great to see them lose 20,000 reviews in a few day -- or 200,000 or 2 million! If you want to leave a message for TripAdvisor, there's a forum addressing the boycott here.

And then there's Wayfair. I was on their site the other day looking for a bench for the hall to serve as extra seating around the table when we have lots of family at holidays. I pretty much decided which one to order. Distracted from my computer, I never got back to it. Now I'm glad, because I'm not giving any business to Wayfair, another lemming boycotter. They're getting a letter too.

Hulu sends me regular emails soliciting my business. Forget it, Hulu; you too, Nestle.

I own a Sleep Number bed. We've been thinking of upgrading since it's about 25 years old and I'd hate to abandon them because I like their product and it really helped relieve a pinched nerve in my neck. But hey, I'll manage with my old bed.

Hopefully David Hogg's fifteen minutes of fame will last as long as Sandra Fluke's (Remember her?).

By the way, in the last two weeks about 130 companies advertised on Laura's show. I think the current number of boycotters is about 15. (source) And they are sure to get some blowback. Meanwhile the little dictator continues to enjoy his celebrity. But other students support the 2nd amendment. 

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