Ray Buckley, Rape and Whataboutism

Yesterday, New Hampshire Democrats held their annual “Kennedy-Clinton Dinner,” which is their major fundraiser.  The dinner is named after former Presidents Kennedy and Clinton.

NH GOP Chair, Jeanie Forester, called on the Democrats to denounce Clinton and remove his name:

When asked about Forester’s press release, Democrat Chair Ray Buckley responded as follows:

Asked by Fox News if the state Democratic party should have a conversation about taking Clinton’s name off the dinner, party Chairman Raymond Buckley said, “I think it would be an interesting conversation right after we see the resignation of Donald Trump.”

Asked again, Buckley responded that “I think that once we see the Republican Party really stand up and represent the real values of America, I think we can have a number of other conversations about other officials. But right now this country, this world, is under assault by Donald Trump and that’s really the most pressing issue.”

Buckley is engaging in whataboutism, a tactic routinely employed by the Soviet Union to deflect criticism.  For example, in response to criticism of human rights violations, the Soviets would criticize race-relations in the United States.  The goal of whataboutism is to avoid addressing the criticism by creating a false equivalence. Continue reading

Not Such a Clever Boy – Fisher Should Resign, Otherwise He Should Be Expelled

I think Sykfall was the best Bond movie ever.  The recent reporting by Daily Beast asserting that Representative Robert Fisher remains involved with the infamous Red Pill forum  reminds me of a scene from Skyfall in which the villain, Silva, hacks into mi6’s computers.

Anticipating that mi6 would attempt to access his personal computer, Silva, programmed his PC to hack mi6 and arranged his capture by Bond.  At 1:16 of the video below, after Q realizes mi6 has been hacked but can’t figure out how, a message appears on Silva’s computer “NOT SUCH A CLEVER BOY.”  What’s left out of this video is Q at the outset bragging about how easy it will be for him to get past Silva’s defenses:

Now, looking at Silva’s computer, it seems to me he’s done a number of slightly unusual things.  He’s established failsafe protocols to wipe the memory if there’s any attempt to access certain files. Only six people in the world could program safeguards like that.

Of course there are.  Can you get past them?

I invented them.

Right, then.

Let’s see what you’ve got for us, Mr. Silva.  We’re in.

Of course, that’s exactly what Silva was counting on:

Now, back to Mr. Fisher. Continue reading

No, Concord Monitor, Opposing the Progressive Feminist Agenda Does Not Make Someone Just a Less Virulent Robert Fisher

The Concord Monitor recently ran an editorial titled, “The fringe of everyday misogyny.”

I agree completely with the conclusion of the first paragraph, that Representative Robert Fisher should, my words not the Monitor’s, get the hell out of the State House:

It’s obvious that state Rep. Robert Fisher of Laconia, who was outed this week as one of the creators of an online forum dedicated to a particularly repulsive strain of misogyny, doesn’t belong in the State House.

But the Monitor’s editorial actually is not about Fisher.  It is about pushing the progressive feminist agenda in New Hampshire though “shaming”: suggesting that anyone who does not support the progressive feminist agenda is  just a less virulent misogynist than Fisher. Continue reading