Monday, November 22, 2010
Flight 93 Blogburst: Bristol Palin vote-rigging perpetrated by HOMOSEXUAL PRANKSTERS, not by socially conservative Sarah Palin supporters
Blogburst readers should be familiar with the periodically terrible judgment of Hot Air's Allahpundit. How can we forget, after he dismissed concern about the crescent memorial to Flight 93 precisely because the giant Islamic-shaped crescent points to Mecca:
A good rule of thumb is: if you need a protractor to properly express your outrage, you’ve probably gone too far.Now Allah is again trying to play the role of "decider," telling everyone else what they should be concerned about. This time he is buying the Washington Post claim that it is conservatives who are exploiting a flaw in Dancing With the Stars voting-software to advance Bristol Palin through the competition (now all the way to the finals, to the shock and dismay of the professional judges). Thinking that it is conservatives who are implicated, Allah tries to dismiss the whole business as "a moronic non-scandal." Again, he manages to get the story wrong in every possible way.
A coordinated vote rigging effort has indeed been uncovered, with participants voting hundreds of times apiece for Bristol Palin, but the perpetrators are not conservatives, as WAPO reporter Lisa de Moraes told her readers. The actual perpetrators are an online network of FLAMING HOMOSEXUAL PRANKSTERS. Here is head prankster Kevin Dujan, exposing the WAPO fraud:
I also love that HB is now considered a leading conservative site.Unlike Allahpundit, de Moraes knows how seriously the Palins will be damaged if they are blamed for this travesty, which is exactly why she lied about who was doing the vote rigging.
Literally written by a gay dude, standing next to a gaysian, who is next to a stripper, who is chatting with a feisty Whitney-in-her-prime black woman while I keep trying to get the lame VJ Otho to play Twisted Sister or anything else kickass.
Welcome to the new, more fabulous face of conservatism.
By playing the whole thing up as a big joke, Allah is playing right into the WAPO ploy. Some of his followers are even jumping on the vote-Bristol bandwagon. Ditto for Ace of Spades HQ, which also fell for de Moraes' disinformation and is also going vote-Bristol. Smarten up people. The Palins are being set up for a world of hurt.
Competition shows are top ratings getters
Allah admits that he has never watched Dancing With the Stars, but a lot of people do. 20 million viewers watched it last week, second only to Sunday Night Football. That's twice the size of Obama's historic 2008 margin of victory (the largest for a non-incumbent), and a high percentage of these viewers are likely to be swing voters: generally conservative, but more interested in entertainment than politics.
Don't underestimate how annoyed these people already are that their competition has been gate-crashed by people who are gaming the vote in favor of an undeserving contestant, and Bristol is not just an inferior dancer, she is BAD. Nothing wrong with that, except when she gets promoted to the finals of a dance competition (kind of like Obama getting the Democratic nomination for president).
No purpose is served by a graphic description of Bristol's ineptitude. Just note that, to cover up her galumphing gait, her professional partner covered her up in both dances last week with curtain-like black dresses that completely obscured her legs. Be assured, it wasn't for no reason.
Other competition shows have been subject to the same kind of prank, just not this far in. Anyone remember Sanjaya Malakar of American Idol 2007, a gay-dar popping semi-talent who made it alarmingly close to the final thanks to a website called Vote for the Worst? If they had gotten him to the final it would have destroyed the honest competition.
Well this time the pranksters have gotten their golem into the final. The only question now is whether they can actually cram the final crown of thorns down onto the undeserving Bristol Palin's head.
Anyone who is sympathetic to Bristol should vote against her (until 11AM Eastern on the 23rd). She could also save herself by rejecting a winning vote. If she had done that last week, letting the show come down to what would have been a terrific final between Jennifer Grey and the wonderfully talented Brandy (already ousted), she would be a national hero right now, but better late than never.
It IS an epic prank
Nothing against the flamers for having their fun. A little culture clash can be a good thing. Heterosexual fans of the most heterosexual of all sports can always get friendly revenge by hosting a Jennifer and Derek vs. Brandy and Maksim TV special.
Good on the flamers too for using conservatives' partisanship against them. Undoubtedly there are substantial numbers of conservative Dance voters who are favoring Bristol because they like her mother. The same thing happened with Sanjaya Malakar, who had mountains of legitimate votes from adorably silly pre-teen girls, somehow drawn to Sanjaya's incandescent effeminacy. (Poor Sanjaya was so effeminate he had to explain to People Magazine why everyone thought he was gay.)
The Sanjaya pranksters only needed to add enough votes to push him over the top. Undoubtedly that prank was also largely the work of our relentlessly "transgressive" homosexual subculture, with their constant war on everything "normal." That's okay. It's a free country. Homosexuals can be as transgressive as they want and the rest of us can be as repulsed as we want. Just don't let conservatives get blamed for a transgressive effort.
It shameful enough that some conservative voters have been violating conservative principles by voting for other than the best dancer. We are not pre-teen girls, and voting for a blatantly inferior talent on the basis of political affinity is not adorable. If the homosexual pranksters want their victory, make them do the work.
Allahpundit still an obstacle to stopping the Flight 93 mega-mosque
Michelle Malkin played a key role in forcing the Park Service to agree to change the Crescent of Embrace memorial to Flight 93, but they never did change it. They call it a broken circle now, but that is what architect Paul Murdoch always called it. Our peaceful circle was broken on 9/11, turning it into a giant Islamic shaped crescent that just happens to point to Mecca. A more obvious memorial to the terrorists is hard to imagine.
The only actual change was to add an extra arc of trees that explicitly represents a broken off part of the circle. The unbroken part of the circle, what symbolically remains standing in the wake of 9/11, is just the original Crescent of Embrace.
A crescent that points to Mecca is a very familiar construct in the Islamic world. Every mosque is built around a Mecca-direction indicator called a mihrab, and the classic mihrab is crescent shaped. Face into the crescent to face Mecca, just as with the Crescent of Embrace.
Most mihrabs are small. A large one might be 20 or 30 feet across. The Crescent/broken-circle in the Flight 93 memorial is over half a mile across. The full memorial will be the world's largest mosque by a factor of about a hundred, yet Allah dismisses the whole thing on some supposed principle that we shouldn't be worried which direction things point. Tell that to the Muslims, whose only universal symbol is orientation on Mecca.
When Michelle Malkin started Hot Air, she handed the Flight 93 portfolio to Allahpundit. Because of Allah's mishandling, most of Michelle's readers think the Flight 93 memorial controversy must have been taken care of, even as the world's largest mosque is right now being planted atop the graves of our murder heroes.
We are not against AP. He is perfectly well meaning and does a lot of good work. He is just incredibly careless sometimes. So here is an invitation to Allah and to Michelle: please read the full page color advertisement that Tom Burnett Senior and Alec Rawls (the author of this post) ran in the Somerset Daily American this 9/11, when Laura Bush and Michelle Obama were both in Pennsylvania for the anniversary. Take a fresh look at what is actually being built right under our noses.
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So I don't think they were doing it as a "prank". I think they really want her to win...
On the question of whether they are pranksters, they certainly can't be considered serious. Just look at a typical bit of their flaming about the competition:
"The judges want the woman claiming to be Jennifer Grey (but looks nothing like her) to win, with Scotch-on-the-Rocks as a close second (good thing the consolation prize isn’t a car)."
These guys are ludicrous. Jennifer Grey doesn't look like Jennifer Grey? (Amazingly, she looks almost the same as she did when she played a 15 year old in Dirty Dancing, one of the great movies of all time.)
Brandy is "scotch on the rocks"? This is the most childish kind of snarking, utterly disinterested in the actual dancing. To me, this reeks of flamer contempt for everything heterosexual.
I agree that they really do want Bristol to win, but as a transgressive prank against a heterosexual competition.