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June 06, 2013

Idiot Miami Herald writer, Fred Grimm, brands Koch brothers both "very, very conservative" and "libertarian activists" at the same time.

Dood, you were warned about crossing the streams

...Plainly, the protesters [Purp:all 10 of them...apparently imported from Miami/Dade...because Broward denizens were unconcerned] were alarmed by unconfirmed news stories suggesting that the very, very wealthy and very, very conservative Koch brothers, Charles and David, were about to snatch up the Tribune newspaper chain, including Broward’s Sun Sentinel...

...Tribune Company emerged from bankruptcy...and the Sun Sentinel. Last month, reports surfaced that the libertarian activists Kochs were interested...

...Radical Jack [some well known local leftist], as he was known in his days as a fiery anti-war student leader at Florida State University, talked about how progressive Broward would make a poor fit for the Kochs’ far-right philosophy...

Presumably if the Kochs put their "libertarian activist" hats on, the fit would be better for Broward progressives, right? Legalized drugs, free speech and so on are a lot of "common ground". Oh wait, I think Grimm is actually talking about faux-rebranding evil Tea Party types with the "libertarian kook" brush (and vise-versa). My bad. The NYT did the same thing back in April.

Grimm goes on to concern troll the Koch's, because you just know he's looking out for their financial well being. He's a caring guy like that.

...The Kochs, not in the habit of losing money, might come to wonder if they were snookered into buying the Tribune Company newspapers. If it was some liberal conspiracy to get them to fritter away millions that might have gone to the American Legislative Exchange Council or the Heartland Institute or the Heritage Foundation...
Fred Grimm -- he's just "looking out for the folks", even ultra-rich ones...that he hates.

This repeated conflation of conservative and libertarian labeling by the left is no accident. There's something going on here. An undercurrent, a long game. I can't quite put my finger on it yet or who's behind it, but it seems coordinated, intentional.

My gut is telling me it may have something to do with the "youth" and the Luap Nor phenomenon. Some, uncomfortable with the strictures of the their traditionally liberal democrat nests, were peeled away and radicalized in ways disturbing to the left, and that just won't do. Well, that my working hypothesis for the moment, but its subject to revision.

Oh, topic switch -- the Google logo today? Its as you might expect -- box stock, no mention of a certain unpleasantness some decades ago. The liberation of Europe? Bah.


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