The new Freedom of Speech Award goes to…

Harry Reid!

For those who may not be aware, since it’s been some time since I gave out this award, The Freedom of Speech Award is given to those who go above and beyond in celebrating their right of freedom of speech. And, as I’ve explained before, the freedom of speech is defined by me as “the right to say really stupid things in front of millions of people.”

Which brings us to Harry Reid, who could qualify for this award on a fairly regular basis. But, I wait until I see a prime example of public stupidity – I mean, free speech – to take up space here. As reported on the Maverick Philosopher blog, The Hill posted an article Wednesday which included the following gem from our man Reid:

“One reason why we have the fires in California is global warming,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters Tuesday, stressing the need to pass the Democrats’ comprehensive energy package.

In a perfect example of America’s much-valued privilege of Freedom of Speech, Reid is completely shameless in being a political opportunist as well as a speaker of public stupidity. Where else but in America! The Maverick P’s post goes on to make the following observation: “The hot air of a jackass like Reid plays more of a role that any supposed global warming.” However, as the Maverick P goes on to state, Hugh Hewitt doesn’t seem to appreciate free speech as much as I do:

Reid is a witless opportunist. Half a million people are evacuated, at least 1,200 homes have been lost so far, federal, state, county and local resources are performing acts of heroism all over California to save lives and property, and Harry Reid wants to blame it on global warming to score political points for his energy bill? What a creep.

Oh well… Hugh has his First Amendment rights, too. I just like to look at the positive side of things.

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6 Responses to “The new Freedom of Speech Award goes to…”

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  • Mike Haubrich, FCD Says:

    Crap. I’ll find it again and just post it without the “” — I must have missed a tag or something.

    http://gregladen.com/wordpress/?p=1610

    They shook their fists at God and said, “We don’t care what the Bible says, We want the California school children indoctrinated into homosexuality!” And then Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law the heinous SB777 which bans the use of “mom” and “dad” in the text books and promotes homosexuality to all school children in California.

    And then the wildfires of Southern California engulfed the land like a raging judgment against the radicalized anti-christian California rebels.

  • me Says:

    Mike, I think there’s an issue with the “gay” link.

  • me Says:

    I don’t know anything about her Federal Express remark. I didn’t haven’t actually heard (or read) Coulter’s remark about the Jews, although I heard something about it. Theologically, from a Christian standpoint, I think I understand what she meant: Jesus, by his death, “perfected” or fulfilled, the Law. Jews do not believe the Law was “perfected” and Christians do. Apparently her oversimplification of the concept didn’t come off well.

    However, blaming the CA fires on global warming is ridiculous, no matter who says it.

    But, bottom line, you’re right. I am biased… this is my blog, after all! Don’t worry, though, there are plenty of conservatives deserving of the award. I’ll get to them someday.

  • Mike Haubrich, FCD Says:

    And not to pour too much rain on your parade, we have another explanation for the wildfires:

    It Was Those Gays

  • Mike Haubrich, FCD Says:

    Some honor for Harry. You didn’t think Ann Coulter worthy for her Federal Express remark, but saved it for someone who has actually been studying the issue of global warming over someone who told insulted Jews as not being “perfected.”

    Seems your freedom of speech award is rather selective according to bias.

    It’s okay. I am guilty of the same thing, I made fun of Ben Stein and Bill O’Reilly today.

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