Reality is so bizarre, you just can’t make this stuff up!
So, the people of the US were rocked by a video exposing Planned Parenthood for the ghoulish monsters they are in harvesting and selling baby parts. …… So, the media has a conundrum ….. What to do? If they didn’t cover that, they’d have to go over the details of the horrific nuclear agreement the West just signed with Iran! Bashing Trump seems to only increase his popularity!?!?!?!? What to do?!?!?!?! The media certainly isn’t going to focus on Hillary’s lies and lawlessness!!!! WHAT TO DO?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Well, the media has a solution! Let’s go ape $hit about an animal no one ever heard of before he was hunted and killed!
Yes, this is really, really super important to the people of the U.S. So much so, the media has created such a tempest, the world is now outraged at a dentist. This is way more important than taxpayers funding a group that harvests baby parts and sells them, and way more important than the Iranian nuclear deal, and especially way more important than the terrorist attack which left 5 service members dead, and by all means, we should never really discuss Hillary’s blatant and continuous streams of lie after lie, or the unfettered stream of lawlessness which spills over our border on a daily basis or the economic harm it does to the workers of the US. No, no, we mustn’t discuss any of these with any seriousness.
The rag, The Hill has even outdone all the other lapdog leftarded media members! They scooped them all!!!!!
Cecil the lion’s killer donated to Romney
I $hit you, not.
I was thinking about the lion vs millions of babies while driving home this afternoon, and how sick it is that the media is focused on the lion.
Then of course we have Hitlery saying that abortions should be “safe, legal, and rare”, and yet the state for which she was a senator has a namesake where black babies are more likely to be aborted than born.
God help us.
They won’t allow a real focus on our real problems.
This twitterstorm feels just like the one over Dr Tim Hunt. It will be shown to be just a pack of lies too but the purpose will have been served. Zimbabwe is just a seething septic tank of lies where nothing is what it seems and everyone has an agenda. Where were the pitchforks and torches when the Chinese were poisoning the water holes in that very Hwange Park with cyanide and so killing elephants and pretty much everything that drank there?
Diversion as you say.
Harare – As social media exploded with outrage this week at the killing of Cecil the lion, the shooting of the celebrated cat by an American dentist has gone largely unnoticed in the animal’s native Zimbabwe.
“What lion?” acting information minister Prisca Mupfumira asked in response to a request for comment about Cecil, who was at that moment topping global news bulletins and generating reams of abuse for his killer on websites in the United States and Europe.
The government has still given no formal response, and on Thursday the papers that chose to run the latest twist in the Cecil saga tucked it away on inside pages.
One title had to rely on foreign news agency copy because it failed to send a reporter to the court appearance of two locals involved.
In contrast, the previous evening 200 people stood in protest outside the suburban Minneapolis dental practice of 55-year-old Walter Palmer, calling for him to be extradited to Zimbabwe to face charges of taking part in an illegal hunt.
Local police are also investigating death threats against Palmer, whose location is not known. Because many of the threats were online, police are having difficulty determining their origins and credibility.
Palmer, a lifelong big game hunter, has admitted killing Cecil with a bow and arrow on July 1 near Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, but said he had hired professional local guides with the required hunting permits and believed the hunt was legal.
For most people in the southern African nation, where unemployment tops 80% and the economy continues to feel the after-effects of billion percent hyperinflation a decade ago, the uproar had all the hallmarks of a ”First World Problem”.
“Are you saying that all this noise is about a dead lion? Lions are killed all the time in this country,” said Tryphina Kaseke, a used-clothes hawker on the streets of Harare. “What is so special about this one?”
As with many countries in Africa, in Zimbabwe big wild animals such as lions, elephants or hippos are seen either as a potential meal, or a threat to people and property that need to be controlled or killed.
The world of Palmer, who paid $50 000 to kill 13-year-old Cecil, is a very different one from that inhabited by millions of rural Africans who are more than occasionally victims of wild animal attacks.
According to CrocBITE, a database, from January 2008 to October 2013, there were more than 460 recorded attacks by Nile crocodiles, most of them fatal. That tally is almost certainly a massive under-representation.
“Why are the Americans more concerned than us?” said Joseph Mabuwa, a 33-year-old father-of-two cleaning his car in the centre of the capital. “We never hear them speak out when villagers are killed by lions and elephants in Hwange.”
Keitho, do you have a link for that?
Sorry Jimbo, I forgot my manners.
‘Yes, this is really, really super important to the people of the U.S.’
Probably sarcasm, but unfortunately not.
Can’t really blame the media for giving the people what they want. At least the majority who stopped developing emotionally at about 5.
BTW–still trying to track down an answer from AmEx and BOA on their PPH donation status…If it continues as no answer, that’ll be taken as a ‘Yes’ answer.
AmEx appears ok:
American Express: “American Express last contributed to two Planned Parenthood community projects more than fifteen years ago. One project provided services to teens such as computer workshops, job preparation, mentoring, recreation and counseling. The other supported adult volunteers working with at-risk adolescents in a local school district.’
Still working on Bank of America.
From BOA: ‘Case Closed– Unable to answer.’
It boggles my mind. People in this country get outraged over everything that doesn’t matter. Things that do matter? Meh!
There used to be a distinction between childhood and adulthood.
WHAT?!?! You’ve never heard of the beloved Cecil the Lion?
… neither did I. Now the news is crying over prospect that his cubs will be killed by the next male lion that mates with his lioness. Maybe Planned Parenthood can branch out and make a few bucks selling baby lion parts.
… word has it that lion parts command a high price with Chinese fertility clinics. Oh the irony!
I might have mentioned this here long ago, but its my general feeling that nobody gives a flying fuck anymore, about anything. I’m outraged with the PP videos, but nobody else (relatively) seems to be. We are adrift. The US used to be the one place where you could say out loud that something thats clearly immoral is wrong; now its just crickets, or those who state the obvious are shot down immediately as being judgmental. I sometimes wonder what would happen to us if something would go very bad internationally to the point where the nation and its existence would be in question, and we are left with these morons to defend us. Don’t know what to say anymore. Just don’t. Almost every day brings another reason to be completely disheartened about this country’s moral compass.
Cop, I’m pretty sure every one else here feels the same way from time to time. I know I do. It’s so heartbreaking. I don’t believe most people in this nation even have a good grasp of what is and isn’t moral.
Yes your readership is first class. Unfortunately there just aren’t enough of them.
Cop, please allow me to make a slight correction to your comment ……. “us”, not “them”.
But, that said, I don’t know if even the sentiment is true. As I see it, it isn’t as there isn’t enough of us, but, it is that we’re not organized. I believe we (as in the part of the general population who would mostly agree with the thoughts expressed here) far outnumber the loud extremist rent-a-mob lunatics. It’s just that it isn’t a focused message as it is with the lunatics. I think we still can, and I think there’s still time, but, we have to get it together. Time is shortening, but, I’ve still hope.
Yes there are enough us, but even if we were organized we don’t have
rent-a-mob or more importantly rent-a-media. Thank you for your stories!
What’s the difference between Cecil the Lion and Obama?
Cecil is an African Lion and Obama is a lyin’ African.
Hmm, is it really known that Obama is African? A lyin’ son-of-an-African, though, we can be more sure of. Either way, unlike a lot of black Americans, O *is*, in proper English usage as I was taught it, African-American by being a son of one; and he wouldn’t necessarily need to be Mulatto for that to still be true.
Shucks, forgot the 😀
I don’t see any stand up comedy career for you coming with that kind of approach to jokes.
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