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Bryan Preston


May 2, 2013 - 9:51 am

Over at the Fool Who Wears Jammies.

Seattle police were determined during the day to let protesters peacefully move about the city while not tolerating lawbreaking affecting property and peoples’ safety. By nightfall, police were using pepper spray and pushing protesters back. The night ended with 18 arrests and eight officers.

Hundreds of sign-carrying, flag-waving demonstrators jammed downtown streets Wednesday in a series of May Day marches and rallies — some at the peak of afternoon rush hour — protesting capitalism, promoting worker rights and pushing for changes in federal immigration laws.

How peaceful! The injured police may as well have been sipping mint juleps as the peaceful commies peacefully rioted and threw rocks at them.

Peace and communists do not go together. Never have. Never will. Or, other than the killing fields, the Ukraine famine, the invasions, the gulags, the Iron Curtain, the whackadoos who run North Korea, sure, communism and communists are “mostly peaceful.”

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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You left out the Cultural Revolution.
1 year ago
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This is from a profile of old school science fiction writer Lester del Rey, by Sam Moskowitz:

"The sod-floor shack they lived in was so vermin-ridden that the boy and his father frequently slept outside in a tent during the summer. As a child of a dirt farmer, Lester del Rey literally did not have enough to eat, let alone a balanced diet. The days were never-ending bouts with malnutrition that left him a delicate wisp of a child in contrast to his father, who despite a missing arm, was physically a powerful man."

SF writer Jack Williamson:

"The crops, if not destroyed by drought, were subject to choking sand and hail. Animals died from eating poisonous vegetation. During desperate periods Asa Williamson (father) would take up teaching for a time or even turn to mining to see him through. In due course, Jack had the company of a brother and two younger sisters. They milked cows, cared for chickens and turkeys, drew water, and worked in the fields. The grim contest with nature pulled the family into a tightly knit unit. Most of the children's early learning was given them by the parents at home."

There is lots more. Del Rey overcame obstacle after obstacle. This is a typical story from people who were children in the early part of the last century. My own mother napped behind a wood stove for warmth on a farm and ate lard sandwiches. My own upbringing was nice compared to that; probably not as nice as these protesters, who stink of money and idleness.

I care nothing for these protesters. If they strived like del Rey did they'd be millionaires.
1 year ago
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"The night ended with 18 arrests and eight officers."

What ever happened to proof-reading and editing? Apparently neither one was a factor in creating this article since the most important word of that sentence, the last one, was omitted. I'm talking about the word "injured", which should have ended the sentence.

And yes, I know the mistake is in the original blog, not here at PJM. But I'm disappointed to see that no one at PJM bothered to indicate the omission. And no one at the originating blog seems to have caught the error either, let alone fixed it.
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