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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Sept. 15, 2011 / 16 Elul, 5771

‘Bloodsucking Progressives Must Die’ video game is acceptable?

By Glenn Garvin



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | I’ve got an idea for a new video game. I’m going to call it Bloodsucking Progressives Must Die. Heroic tax-resisting players armed with crowbars will be able to bash in the heads of redistributionist parasites like President Obama, Joe Biden, Paul Krugman, George Soros, Nancy Pelosi, Warren Buffett and Rachel Maddow. (To satisfy unquantifiable but undeniable right-wing sexual kinks, Maddow will be dressed only in her underwear.) Can you say fun? Liberal blood and brains flying everywhere!

Just kidding, of course. A game in which conservatives savagely beat in the heads of their political opponents would be wrong. Even worse, it would be intellectual property theft, because liberals already beat us to it. Tea Party Zombies Must Die is the latest hit game on the Internet — and this time, I’m not kidding.

Created by the noble progressive thinkers at StarvingEyes Advergaming, Tea Party Zombies Must Die is pretty much the game I just described, except with all the political iconography reversed. “The Tea Party zombies are walking the streets of America,” the game site warns. “Grab your weapons and bash their rotten brains to bits! Destroy zombie Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Glenn Beck, the Koch Brothers and many more!”

They’re not kidding about that “many more” part. If Brit Hume, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity or any of the blond Fox News anchors annoys you, here’s your chance to slaughter them. Newt Gingrich and Glenn Beck, too. If you think it’s easier to kill people who don’t believe in global warming than to argue with them, there’s a Climate Change Denial Zombie just itching to have its skull cracked open.

If you suffer from Left-Wing Misogynist Syndrome and want to sexually humiliate Michele Bachman before you beat her to death, she’s conveniently clad in just her bra. If you hate poor people who aren’t suitably grateful to the welfare state, use your crowbar — or, at “higher” levels of the game, your Uzi — on the White Trash Redneck Birther Zombie. There’s a suitable target for every species of left-wing class, gender and race bigotry.

Ordinarily, I might be inclined to say that getting all a dither over a little bit of satire gone off the rails smacks of silly political correctness. Politics, I might be tempted to say, is for red-meat-eaters (zombie reference definitely intended), and fiercely tasteless ideological advocacy is definitely one of the things the First Amendment was designed to protect.

But that was before my reeducation earlier this year after the shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Remember how sternly we were lectured by the chattering classes over that? Giffords, they told us, was set upon by an assassin because her congressional district was marked with a gunsight on Sarah Palin’s web page of “targeted” congressional districts.

Even when the gunman was revealed to be not a tea party activist but a babbling nut job named Jared Loughner with no discernible political agenda, liberal media insisted that Palin was the one who really pulled the trigger. In one five-hour span, MSNBC mentioned her 166 times, Loughner only 18. “Violent acts are what happen when you create a climate of hate,” warned Krugman in his New York Times column. “And it’s long past time for the GOP’s leaders to take a stand against the hate-mongers.”

If referring to a congressional district as “targeted” is an open call to murder, you’d think a video game that urges players to bash out the brains of political and media figures would be denounced as something approaching genocide. But since the existence of Tea Party Zombies Must Die was disclosed last week on the Pundit Press website, there’s been a mysterious silence from liberal media. (Prominent exception: Keith Olberman, who on his Current TV show said of the game, “There is no place for this.”)

Likewise, President Obama — who called for a shift in political debate to “a way that heals, not a way that wounds” after Giffords was shot — didn’t raise a peep last week when he was introduced at a labor rally by Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa screaming of Republicans: “Let’s take these son of a bitches out!” Words turn into bullets, apparently, only when uttered by Republicans.

Footnote: Since liberals have had such a gleeful good time boycotting advertisers who support Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly, it seems only fair that conservatives get the opportunity to do the same with clients of StarvingEyes Advergaming. Hey there, Sears, Motorola, Mountain Dew and UPS? How many Republican zombie brains have you bashed today? And GM — good to see you’re putting those taxpayer bailout dollars to good use!

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Glenn Garvin is a columnist for the Miami Herald

Previously:



06/28/11: Send this one back where it came from
06/23/11: Doesn't this president remind you of someone?
05/26/11: A new standard of racial correctness
05/12/11: ‘Vast wasteland’ speech 50 years later
04/13/11: Bay of Pigs fiasco offers lessons for Obama's Libya adventure
03/03/11: Inconvenient truth for teachers' unions
07/10/10: Still looking to score
06/22/10: Ripe for fraud and abuse
05/25/10: Big Brother picks your pocket
11/04/09: Have conservatives scored a stealth prime time drama?
08/27/09: Left's been out for blood, too
08/13/09: What's not being celebrated
07/31/09: Pay-or-play means more lost jobs
07/16/09: OAS turns a blind eye to violations by left
07/02/09: Nothing so shocking about this coup
06/22/09: Libs' darling strikes out
06/03/09: Yes, America should read Sotomayor's speech in context
05/20/09: ‘Bloody’ mission goes awry
05/07/09: The problem is they aren't just goofin'
04/30/09: Why can't students say ‘guns’ in school?
04/08/09: When non-U.S. citizens vote
03/2e/09: Of course the AIG bonus boys — the ‘best and the brightest‘ — deserve their loot
03/12/09: No choice in Free Choice Act

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