Category Archives: The William Tell Show

Tea Party porn? Michele Bachmann’s puzzling blog

(Originally posted 11/25/13.)

11/13/13 I googled “Ted Williams the homeless blogger” to see if “First of all …” would appear. I didn’t find it, but I did find “Ted Williams: Criminal / Liberal Homeless Sensation!,” Michele Bachmann’s mean-spirited(*) post on the same subject.

She has a puzzling blog.

If you click on the “POPULAR POSTS” tab, there is a very extensive post about Stacy Keibler, copying the whole Wikipedia article about her and full of racy photos and videos.

There are similar voyeuristic posts about Gisele Bundchen, Jenny McCarthy, Zoe Saldana, Eva Mendes and others.

The Tea Party agenda appears to be broader than I’d supposed.

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(*)“Mean-spirited” is a characterization, and a term I will not normally allow myself to use on The William Tell Show. I have just now broken my own rules by using it here. The policy and reasons for it will become clearer once I post Free Speech Handbook on this site. For the moment, one may consult my resume.

“60 Minutes” segment on “fake news”

“During the interview with Cernovich, the 60 Minutes team realized that the very definitions of words like ‘true’ and ‘false’ were not agreed upon by everyone in the room.”

Continue reading “60 Minutes” segment on “fake news”

Tehran rally shakes fist at America and outreach

(Originally posted 11/11/13.)

Tehran rally shakes fist at America and outreach

Something struck me in the TV footage of this 11/04/13 demonstration, perhaps given the fact that it’s a challenge for me to buy coffee at McDonald’s.

This was not spontaneous. There was some big money behind it. Someone paid for the big effigies/pictures of Obama; for the American flags that got burned; for the signs, including a mural that read “Down with America” in English. Someone organized the presence of the tens of thousands; someone called them out, saying be at this place at this time.

Who?

What does this say about demonstrations we see in this country?

Previous pertinent post: Will the real Malala please stand up?

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A real church in a real ‘hood

(Originally posted 10/01/13.)

Video: Amazing Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in East Baltimore

Link to it early and often throughout the day!

My first audition tapes will probably be PSAs (public service announcements) for this congregation.

There can be no dialogue with toxic speech.

Debate opposing views, don’t label them hate: Column

Over the weekend, I very nearly un-Friended a church member on Facebook.

This woman is a pillar of the congregation, exceptionally gifted, and holds several important offices.  But she frequents certain web sites that spew forth racial hatred, and she Likes certain items, and they show up in my Timeline.  I will never voluntarily expose myself to such material.  (Related:  Change your diet.)  There can be no dialogue with it:  even to take it seriously is poisonous to my soul.

The First Amendment will not protect me from it.  On the contrary, hate speech is normally protected.  As are lies.  As is verbal bullying.  And heckling.

One can choose, however, what one pays attention to.

Milo Yiannopoulos is a troll.

As likewise are Ann Coulter and Joan Walsh.

There may be no lawful way to silence them, but those persons and organizations (such as Young Republicans) who sponsor them, hire them, and give them gratuitous platforms, may be persuaded that the nation deserves better.

@Sweet Dolls

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@Sweet Dolls

First, you have no basis to suppose anything about “my people,” such as what color they may be.

When you depart from the subject matter of the article — what the rappers recorded, what the white kids did in the video, what the students did who posted it online, and Barry Bonds’ reaction — and speculate instead about commenters’ education or lack thereof, job or lack thereof, skin color or even sex life — that’s personal, and has no place in any discussion that can advance the black agenda.

Free speech, yes. Useful, no.

There are no small number of well-meaning white folk out there who have never knowingly intended black folk any harm. Not that they really matter much.

The question is rather whether you yourself will perpetuate, among black folk, the kind of self-loathing manifest in lyrics such as “I f*****d your b***h, n***a.” This is hardly the language of one who owns oneself as a child of God. A change of heart on that front will make all the difference in the fortunes of black folk in this country.