While I am VERY FAR from a bleeding-heart liberal, and I do not condone some of the Sea Shepherd‘s eco-terrorist activities, this video really upset me. The Nishin Maru and the Yushin Maru harpoon vessels are killing these whales for “research,” or so they claim. I think if they’re going to kill them for profit, then they should just come right out and say it. Don’t pretend you’re doing some “scientific research” after you kill these animals this way. The area these whales are killed in is considered an international whale sanctuary.
“Whale Wars” is a show on the Animal Planet network. I watch with trepidation, horror, and a confliction of emotions. But seeing this barabarianism was too much.
I know I’m going to get some backlash from the viewers of this video because I don’t think it’s right, but go ahead and criticize. Yes, I know the killing of cows, chickens, pigs, etc. is equally as brutal, but whales are not “farmed” as mammals to provide human sustenance.
Like I said, I DO NOT CONDONE most of the Sea Shepherd‘s eco-terror activities, but I equally do not condone the brutality of this killing. Especially if you have to shoot them with rifles to make sure they die after you’ve harpooned them.
Last week, Griff Jenkins went On the Record for Greta, reporting from one of Arlen Specter’s townhall meetings on healthcare. At this particular gathering, Griff reported that at least 2 busses arrived carrying ACORN members to counter the opposition to government-run healthcare. Let’s not forget the SEIU, as well.
My only question is: Where is the mainstream media now to decry the “organization” of people and “astroturfing” for the proponents of the plan?
Yeah, I can hear the crickets chirping, too. None of the townhalls turned violent until ACORN, the AFL-CIO and SEIU started showing up. Absolute outright thuggery, not democracy, in action.
Not only did TX Democrat Congresswoman ignore folks at her townhall last week, she also ignored Greta Van Susteren, whose show she appeared on and played the obfuscation game quite well. What is it about these media hounds like Lee who clearly don’t give a rat’s ass about their constitutents?
I have a question for Texans in her district: What the hell is wrong with you? Why do you keep electing this loser, leftist elitist back to her post? She doesn’t care about you – she’s obviously out for herself and her own aggrandizement. So again… what is wrong with you people down there in Texas? Wake up and elect someone who WILL do something for you. Hell, at least elect someone who won’t EMBARRASS you! Geez! I’m ticked off and I don’t even LIVE in Texas!
On a side note – can you imagine the media outcry if it had been a Republican congressperson who took a phone call during a townhall? Yeah, that’s what I thought. It’d be story #1 on MSNBC for the next year. Hyocrisy anyone?
Zack Lane, student of University of Colorado, Boulder, stood up to ask the president a question at a recent townhall in Colorado. I’ll let you be the judge. Lane says he doesn’t want philosophical arguments or generalities; he just wants a straight answer to his question:
How in the world can a private corporation, providing insurance, competing with a government entity who has no profit to worry about, no worry about property taxes, local regulations, etc. compete with that?
Obama’s answer? I’ll leave that up to you. Can you please tell me what it was? All I heard were philosophical arguments and generalities like Zack asked for. What was Obama’s direct answer to his question?