Hilarious SPIN by Yahoo “News”

2012 May 14
by justrand

THIS headline is up on Yahoo “News” as I type this:

George Lucas proposes building affordable housing on property

Ahhh…that is so sweeeet!  And it IS sweeeet, sweet REVENGE!

The first paragraph of the article stays in spin mode, giving Lucas HUGE props for doing this!  [cue violin music].   Paragraphs 2 and 3 hint at the some “issues” around Lucas’ attempts for 25 YEARS to build something else on his own property…but then in paragraph 4 (which most folks don’t ever get to) they can’t avoid telling the REAL story:

“And now it seems Lucas has finally given up on his studio development dreams. But he’s proposed a seemingly brilliant form of revenge for his politically correct neighbors: If he can’t have his studio, Lucas wants to install affordable housing instead.”

Yup…the neighbors who opposed him developing his OWN property for DECADES, and now going to be “treated” to low-income housing built right in the middle of fabulously weathly Progressive Marin County!

They didn’t want “noise from construction“…and now they get The Projects!  Of course, the Progressives will now get to fight AGAINST low-income housing…because it will now [gasp!] impact THEM!

Despite Yahoo trying to make it sound like a Hallmark movie script…this is really the revenge of the Jedi!

26 Responses leave one →
  1. 2012 May 14 5:35 pm

  2. 2012 May 14 5:40 pm
    justrand permalink

    KH…that was PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  3. 2012 May 14 5:45 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Liberals battling liberals – wonderful.

  4. 2012 May 14 6:46 pm
    mulletover permalink

    Last Saturday afternoon, in Washington , D.C. , an aide to the
    former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the Bishop of the
    Catholic Cathedral in D.C.. He told the Cardinal that Nancy Pelosi would
    be attending the next day’s Mass, and he asked if the Cardinal would
    kindly point out Pelosi to the congregation and say a few words that would
    include calling Pelosi a saint.

    The Cardinal replied, “No. I don’t really like the woman, and there are
    issues of conflict with the Catholic Church over certain views of Pelosi’s.”
    Pelosi’s aide then said, “Look, I’ll write a check here and now for a
    donation of $100,000 to your church if you’ll just tell the congregation
    you see Pelosi as a saint.”

    The Cardinal thought about it and said, “Well, the church can use the
    money, so I’ll work your request into tomorrow’s sermon.”

    As Pelosi’s aide promised, Nancy Pelosi appeared for the Sunday
    worship and seated herself prominently at the forward left side of the
    center aisle. As promised, at the start of his sermon, the Cardinal pointed out that
    Nancy Pelosi was present. The Cardinal went on to explain to the congregation,

    “While Nancy Pelosi’s presence is probably an honor to some, the woman is not
    numbered among my personal favorite personages. Some of her most egregious
    views are contrary to tenets of the Church, and she tends to flip-flop on many
    other issues. Nancy Pelosi is a petty, self-absorbed hypocrite, a thumb sucker, and a nit-wit. Nancy Pelosi is also a serial liar, a cheat, and a thief. I must say, Nancy Pelosi is the worst example of a Catholic I have ever personally witnessed. She married for money and is using her wealth to lie to the American people. She also has a reputation for shirking her Representative obligations both in Washington, and in California . The woman is simply not to be trusted.”

    The Cardinal concluded, “But, when compared with President Obama, Nancy Pelosi is a saint .”

  5. 2012 May 14 6:52 pm
    justrand permalink

    Splendid, Muulet…splendid!

  6. 2012 May 14 8:01 pm
    justrand permalink

  7. 2012 May 14 8:20 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Marin County. Where 30yo grey pigtails meet a balding head. Where 20yo Volvo’s go to die. Where environmental concerns start the moment your name is on the deed.

    I hope Lucas not only gets his permits for low income housing, but he receives federal, state and local block grants to construct the place without a dime of his own money. Being the generous man that he is he then subsidizes the rent for a year for every ultra conservative he can find who is just down on their luck. That the community then start a Tea Party contingent and run against the mayor and council members.

    “Use the Force Luke…..”

  8. 2012 May 14 8:26 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    JR – In #7, I would hope someone would explain to these so called ministers the difference between JUSTICE and MERCY.

    These clowns can have all the JUSTICE they want and deserve. I will take MERCY everyday and twice on Sunday.

    If these clowns really understood what JUSTICE meant, they would get on their hands and knees and ask God for forgiveness.

    Problem is that it does not fit into their world view. They show their ass in that they want JUSTICE, which we can not get in this world. JUSTICE means to them, share the wealth, spread it around. That tells you all you need to know.

    They are invested in this WORLD, NOT the next.

  9. 2012 May 14 8:52 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    Yahoo news is nothing more then a propaganda mill for the Statist elite:


    “The elites are masters of propaganda. They have at their beck and call an army of “journalists” who never stray from the official state line for fear of being ostracized. They eagerly and happily spread lies and half-truths in order to gain and then keep their seats near the halls of power. Those who stray from the party line (Helen Thomas) are harshly dealt with.

    They have learned that the more lies they tell, the more lies we believe. And the more lies we believe, the more dependent we become. Conversely, the fewer myths, lies and deceptions we succumb to, the less dependent — and, therefore, the freer — we are.”

  10. 2012 May 14 8:56 pm
    justrand permalink

    Drdog, you should so write up your suggestion to Lucas! That would rock!

  11. 2012 May 14 8:59 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “Lie: America is a democracy. Constitutional republican government passed away with the election of the tyrant Abraham Lincoln. Stealth, gradualism and propaganda caused the populace to accept that America is a democracy. Democracy is a euphemism for fascism. American democracy has the trappings of representative government but is fascism in reality. Call it benevolent totalitarianism. Banksters and corporate interests control the President and Congress and, therefore, control the workings of government.

    Lie: The Federal Reserve controls inflation. The Federal Reserve is the world engine of inflation. Since the Federal Reserve Act was passed in 1913, the purchasing power of the dollar has almost been destroyed. During the 100 years prior to the Federal Reserve, there was gold-backed currency that kept its purchasing power. The people would not have accepted a central bank, but the elites used propaganda to convince the populace the Federal Reserve was not a central bank and that the banksters opposed it. It was the first great lie of the 20th century.”

  12. 2012 May 14 9:07 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “Paul is hated by them because he has openly stated he wants to eliminate alphabet soup government agencies that provide a revolving door between government and industry and cut off their gravy train: perpetual war. The banksters hate him because he wants to cut off their gravy train: the Federal Reserve and its endless money printing.

    So the Republican voter is propagandized into believing that he should abandon his principals and vote for a candidate he does not like or agree with on many points.

    The American voter has forgotten that it is the candidate’s job to provide a platform and record acceptable to the majority of the voting population. It is the voter’s job to accept or reject the candidate based on that record and platform.

    Anything less is a sellout of principals.

    A vote for either Mitt Romney or Obama is a vote for continued and reinforced fascism.”

  13. 2012 May 14 9:37 pm
    Deckard permalink

    To all:

    While the various news updates seem interesting, I personally feel that they are mere distractions, keeping the teeming masses focused on smaller issues rather than big pieces and shifts being moved into place.

    Now granted, I may sound like the Alex Jones type, but I’m beginning to have the opinion and strong suspicion that EVERYTHING is a distraction. This electoral year is a case in point. The American public is being played for fools, IMHO. If zero gets into office, the whole thing goes to hell. If Romney is in office, the whole thing gets slowed down from reaching hell.

    I may sound like JM – but – get your spiritual house in order. Draw closer to God – HE is the only true constant in the lives of humanity today. Reality TV, American Idol – these things are distractions – they aren’t drawing families together in the true sense. Politics – these things keep us attentive to fleeting, current issues, but in the end, the U.S. president won’t be ruling from on high – Someone Else will be – and His law and His rule will be the ultimate authority. Let’s focus on His words. Imagine your life as if you’re rocking in a chair on your porch – and you only have weeks to live. How have you lived your life? What difference did you make? How have others remembered you? What positive influence did you make? When people met you, did they have that funny feeling you followed GOD?

    I know I may sound like a damp cloth – but so many things of this temporal earth distract us. We get caught up in politics, and issues of this planet – when we know that our walk on this planet is temporary – and even this planet is temporary – because our LORD will make something better for us in the future.

    My bad for being the preacher type – but in the midst of all of this mess, we have a Might Fortress on which we can attach our anchor. When the tempest seems its worst, we have One who will guide us and give us His peace and patience.

  14. 2012 May 15 1:28 am
    drdog09 permalink

    WEC, 13,

    If Paul Sr. would drop his stance on open borders I would seriously vote for the man. But no country can withstand having half the planet want to be on their shores and he ought to know that.

  15. 2012 May 15 1:40 am
    drdog09 permalink

    I found that funny only because I am married to a arch capitalist who fancies herself a communist. She’s more a capitalist than she thinks. Fact Marx would `die of the big one` if he were alive today to watch her operate.

  16. 2012 May 15 5:45 am
    justrand permalink

    I missed this comment the other day on Instapundit…it fits this thread and drdog’s cartoon above:

    We may not quite be living under communism, but we are certainly living under its media apparatus.”

  17. 2012 May 15 5:54 am
    justrand permalink

    the A/P is not about to be outdone in its spinning for Barry, and so this headline is up now:
    Shift on marriage energizes immigration activists”

    well duh! because those two issues are soooo hand-in-hand, right? Next up on the A/P’s Science Page:
    “Shift on marriage prevents asteroid from striking the Earth”

  18. 2012 May 15 6:01 am
    justrand permalink

    and now that a candidate’s youth is fair game…


  19. 2012 May 15 6:06 am

    Speaking of WOW …


    Registered voter poll and ….D+6

    So Mittens lead is probably around 10 points.

  20. 2012 May 15 6:21 am
    justrand permalink

    Eph…and it’s just gonna get worse. Because the fun (no, really) part of the Newsweak cover is that over the next few days the Resident’s people are going to have to repeatedly defend Obama saying: “Yes, the cover calls him the ‘First Gay President’…but he’s NOT gay, no really he’s NOT

    Again [sigh] I really DON’T care what people do in their bedrooms (or other private locales)…but I do want our society to continue to have Traditional Marriage as a foundational construct, if only as a goal.

    AND…I want a PRESIDENT. Not a Black-President, White-President, Latino-Presieent, Gay-President, Straight-President, etc…… Just a freaking PRESIDENT! And there are millions upon millions like me who deeply resent that Obama wants multiple hyphens before the word President. Or as one magazine said:
    Barack Obama: Our First Gay-Female-Hispanic-Asian-Jewish President” (but they left our “Black”, for some reason)

  21. 2012 May 15 6:27 am
    beej permalink

    (but they left our “Black”, for some reason)
    Didn’t Bill Clinton already claim that distinction?

  22. 2012 May 15 7:12 am
    justrand permalink

    ah, beej…you are CORRECT!!! 🙂

  23. 2012 May 15 4:29 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    #16 Concur. You have to gut/dismantle the Welfare State IN FULL before you can even think about open borders.

    If people who came here had to pull 100% of their own weight (ie earn their living) like in the open immigration in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s (pre FDR’s Raw Deal) then it would actually be a positive thing

    I understand’s Paul’s position for open borders is correct from a purely philoshophical standpoint, however as a matter of practical reality open borders are incomptable with a Welfare State so that has to go first

  24. 2012 May 15 4:32 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    #14 Agree with all!

    All the current “Faith” put into human knowledge and human institutions (primarily government) by billions of people will prove folly in the end!

    God’s plan for Salvation of His people will prevail!

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