Thursday, September 30, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
This video gave me absolute goosebumps. Hopefully it does the same for you:
We do indeed, as the end of the video states, have a rendezvous with destiny. Let's make Reagan's spirit proud and put this country back on track come November.
Continuing to Fight the Good Fight...
Thursday, September 23, 2010
If so, this country may yet be back on track within the next two months. After all, it states in writing exactly what the voters have been screaming about for the past two years. Cutting taxes, reigning in spending, and even canceling a sizable chunk of Obama's spending agenda. Namely TARP and all the bailouts. Wonderful, wonderful ideas all. Now, hopefully the new blood in Washington come November (knock wood) will be enough to purge D.C. of the stink that has been festering there for nigh on fifty years.
Of course, the Democrats and Leftist propaganda arm wasted no time in coming up with a clever yet insulting moniker for the pledge, calling it instead the "Plague to America", or some such thing. The George Soros funded Center for American Progress even has a story claiming that tax cuts and reduced spending will result in more debt and deficits. They have no credibility with me, of course, being that GS is nothing more than a globalist sociopath with aims at world domination (so Saturday Morning Cartoony, btw), so I'm not going to spend time lambasting them. Still, it bears resemblance to the attacks on Newt's Contract (Contract ON America, rather than WITH). Now, call me crazy, but if this IS just like the Contract With America from 94, wouldn't that mean that if implimented, it would have the same results? Just sayin'.
All of this, of course, is an attempt to smother once again the Age of Reagan. Ronald Reagan's tax cuts, as we all know, created over twenty million new private sector jobs, resulting in twelve years (Reagan 8, Bush 41 4) of straight economic growth, during which time poverty declined and the standard of living had risen for Americans all across the financial spectrum. As Jack Kemp used to say, a rising tide lifts all boats.
But it's not going to work. We the people are too well informed at this point. We the people see now first hand that socialism doesn't work. We the people want to, in short, throw the bums out and institute new blood in Washington. We're winning, too. That's why the spin machine is in overdrive and is doing so much so fast that even Obama's own supporters are tired of having to keep up.
Keep up the fight, fellow tin foil hat wearers. We're winning!
Continuing to Fight the Good Fight.
Monday, September 20, 2010
This friend of mine, whom I met in college in 1999, just after I graduated from High School, is a raging liberal. And I do mean raging. Apparently every time I post something that contradicts his viewpoint on facebook, he has to force himself to calm down. Kind of the way I have to force myself to calm down whenever I hear things like this:
I've come to the conclusion that the two of us are just as alike as we are different. I have my view, he has his. We're NEVER going to convince each other that we're right or wrong on certain issues, but where would the fun be in debating the guy if I eventually brought him over? I'd have to find another wall to beat my head against and that, dear friends, is a tiresome process when everyone you know is Conservative, save for a few relatives that you only see once a year.
Anyway, to the real point. Our conversation started with my friend pointing out that the Justin Beiber get-out-the-vote video was a joke. I'm not sure it was, but if it is, someone please verify for me so I can concede the point. I pointed out that it didn't sound like a joke to me. He then sent me a facebook message declaring that that would be the arena for us to duke it out. I happily obliged him. I pointed out that I have as much beef with the Republican establishment as I do the Dems, but for all-together different reasons on most things. Namely that they think they're entitled to their seat, as Martha Coakley, Mike Castle, and Lisa Murkowski seem to think they are/were. I also mentioned that painting the TEA party as extremists was somewhat unfair. His response? "Dude, they ARE extremists. I'm not saying they're violent, but they hold some extreme views." I then countered with a left hook of my own: Are low taxes, limited government, and holding candidates accountable extreme views, I asked? I hold to those same views, so am I an extremist? I have yet to receive an answer, but I've no doubt he'll have one. Till then,
Continuing to Fight the Good Fight.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
This is not, however, a post about that coach, or his condition, or even the game that I mentioned at which he suffered his heart attack. No, what I'm bringing attention to is what the crowd, players, faculty, and students all did when they saw the man collapse in the middle of the game.
That's right. They prayed. On public high school grounds. As one, the entire population of the stadium, numbering in the tens of thousands, if memory serves, dropped to their knees and begged the Lord our God that this man would come out okay, and the man upstairs was listening, it seemed, because He granted their wish.
Can anyone tell me what would have happened if the ACLU had heard of this? I wonder what they were doing causing them to miss this...they usually jump all over teh chance to sue anyone having anything to do with religion.
Will wonders never cease?
Continuing to Fight the Good Fight.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Fellow Tin-Foil-Hat-Wearers, I must confess something to you. Something that, as an arch-conservative, bible-thumping, gun-toting hick who hails originally from Nevada, I am somewhat loath to admit: I read Time and Newsweek magazine. Not regularly, you understand, it’s just an occasional thing when I find an article that I, using my free and independent (and therefore dangerous to liberal elites) mind that I can’t resist ripping to shreds that I delve deeply into the Forbidden Zone. I did such today and discovered an absolute gold mine of articles, each of which I will rip to shreds in turn in this post. As always, comments are encouraged (even though I get maybe two or, if I’m lucky, three tops, some of which are mine to begin with). So, shall we begin? Yes, I think we shall.
We go now to our favorite partisan hack of a commentator, Mr. Joe “Americans are Stupid” Klein. The article is entitled Tough Issues: What if we Gave People Real Choices and Real Consequences and let them Make Decisions? Now, upon reading that, I just about wet myself. Could Joe Klein have finally come to grips with what is truly ailing the nation as a whole? Could he in fact be delving into that as yet untapped resource known as the American People and attempting to actually come up with a fair way to assert our will over our self-appointed rulers? I dared hope for about five seconds and then, predictably, my hopes were dashed.
Klein seems to think that our whole “bottom up” set up is a new and revolutionary idea that we haven’t been employing for the last two hundred some-odd years with ridiculously unbridled success. Given who this guy is, I shouldn’t be surprised. Still, it does sometimes boggle the mind at how incredibly stupid Klein sounds when he tries to make himself sound smart. In the article, he mentions a Greek method of randomly choosing representatives to tackle the tough issues of the day and find solutions after talking with experts and collaborating. Holy secret ballot, Batman! That sounds like a great idea! Picking representatives to tackle the tough issues on behalf of the people they govern? We should implement that right away, don’t you think? YEAH! I say do it now…oh, wait…we already have something like that. It’s called the ELECTORAL PROCESS and it helps us elect REPRESENTATIVES to do exactly the thing that Klein believed (up until writing this piece of garbage, apparently) that the people were too stupid to handle. He did in fact say that we were too stupid to realize that we’d been given a (temporary) tax cut. I have yet to see such a thing on my paycheck, by the way. Week to week I get the same amount. No new cuts in taxes have allowed me to keep more of what I earn, but I’m getting off topic here.
The device that Klein mentions in his article is called a kleroterion. No idea just yet what the actual translation of that word is, but I’ll look it up. The K, as I’ll call it from now on, is basically a giant bingo basket full of balls with names on them that someone spins, and randomly picks out of the basket. The name of the person on the ball is chosen as a representative to join some sort of behind-closed-doors, unelected (the process is one of appointment by lot, remember) and therefore UNACCOUNTABLE commission set up by who-knows-who to tackle the tough issues. The irony in this is that the whole beginning of the article has Klein bemoaning the fact that our Might-be-Kenyan Moonbat has assigned blue ribbon commissions to study the very problems he now magically believes that the people can actually handle. In fact, that description above sounds like something the Russians had in the days of the Soviet Union. What did they call it? Oh, yeah. A Politburo.
Did you read that right? Yes, you did. Klein’s solution for deciding how to solve our big bad problems is to appoint an unconstitutional and unaccountable group of people who meet behind closed doors to make decisions without consulting the people they represent. Wow. Way to break the mold there, Klein.
Monday, September 13, 2010
I especially liked the parts where he exaggerated his facts (3,000,000 deaths in Vietnam? Where did he get that number?) or outright LIED (Christians killed Jews in Germany and America did nothing to rescue them) or when he played the victim card and told the woman that she should understand discrimination better because she's a woman and has thus been discriminated against. Ummm...yeah, women were discriminated against. So was EVERYONE at some point or another. Everywhere I turn I see Christians getting discriminated against by the ACLU when they launch a lawsuit against a faith based group for gathering on public property. Don't tell me that Christians like myself haven't been given the short end of the stick. I believe there were times when my brothers in Christ were fed to the lions for daring to acknowledge Jesus Christ as the savior of the world. Not only that, but they're STILL being killed by the truckloads in Muslim countries. Also, I want to know how this guy went to a synagogue in Tehran when I'm-a-Dinner-Jacket refuses to let them BUILD synagogues in that COUNTRY, much less that city. I think the humdinger moment, though, was the very last word that the man spoke when the argument was going against him. Right at the last second of the video he throws out the race card. Yep. RACIST [fade to black]. that's exactly how it worked. Watch for yourself and leave your own opinions if you like.
UPDATE: I just ran across a couple more videos that are must sees. The first is this one:
And here is the second. This guy pulls no punches in his (correct) assessment of the Religion of Pieces
Continuing to Fight the Good Fight.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Like a festering sore, the rubble and debris that once made up the tallest buildings in the world still sits and rots, even nine years after the terrorist attack that brought the buildings down. One wonders how the families feel, seeing that monstrous black mark day in and day out, especially with Imam Rauf and the Left wrapping themselves up in freedom of religion so that the ones who committed the attacks can build what will essentially be a monument to that attack, when what should go there is a memorial to the three thousand people we lost that day. It burns my biscuits to know that despite all their talk of "sensitivity" people who are for this mosque aren't considering the families of those that were killed that day.
Have we already forgotten? We as a nation promised "we will never forget" on that horrible, horrible day 9 years ago. Yet it seems that far too many already have forgotten that pledge, regarding it as so many empty words. There are those on the right, I'm sure, who have done this, but I don't know of any thus far. All I hear about his how anyone who opposes this mosque at Ground Zero is a racist Islamophobe. Well, then I'm proud to BE an Islamophobe if thinking a certain way that happens to disagree with those in power is what makes me one. I only wish more moderate Muslims had the courage to stand with the families and publicly decry the terrible acts that were done that day. Yet that won't happen any time soon, I'm sure, because the ones who are in charge, though they be little more than glorified murderers and bullies, hold all the cards. Those in power keep that power through use of force, and fear is a powerful motivator against those who have not yet overcome it.
Yet those in power on THIS side of the ocean seem to be succumbing to that fear as well. Just as Britain gave in to fear in the 1930s under Neville Chamberlain, our own president now seems to be mirroring his appeasement strategy by trying to talk his way out of a situation that can't be talked out of, with people who not only refuse to talk, but refuse to listen as well. Cries of racism, though they now be no more powerful than Shakespeare's "paper bullets of the brain", abound if anyone dares speak the truth about the so-called "moderate" who travels to Islamic countries on our dime to spread the word of Mohammad. Cries of "Freedom of Religion" abound now as well, as the left uses the very constitution they have ignored for years to justify pouring salt in this still sensitive wound. And now the narrative includes a completely new word, "Islamophobia" to describe those that oppose this mosque as irrationally fearful of Muslims. It's not irrational to be afraid of a people whose sole purpose on the planet is to spread the teachings of Muslim across the world.
I have no problem with God in the public square. I'm a Catholic, for crying out loud. Why would I have a problem with people openly declaring their faith if I seek the same right and privilege to do so myself? I don't, is the answer to that question. If someone wants to build a mosque, who am I to judge them?
Now, that said, if someone wants to build a mosque solely for the purpose of disrespecting the lives of innocent people, I have a huge problem. We wouldn't advocate such an act if Christians perpetrated such, would we? I didn't think so.
I, thankfully, did not lose anyone close to me on that fateful day nine years ago, yet it still feels as though I have. Much the way Kennedy felt that "Ich bin ein Berliner" back in the days of the Berlin Wall, I felt that I was every bit as much a part of the Big Apple as anyone else was that day. I know what it's like to lose someone you love, though admittedly not to murder or violence. It is a pain that never goes away, and this pain will never go away for anyone who truly feels for the families that were devastated that day.
That said, I'm going to now stop expressing my views on the mosque, as I believe I have made them quite clear here in this post. I had intended for this to be a tribute post, but apparently my thoughts ran away with me. Perhaps I can think of something with less invective on the actual day.
Continuing to Fight the Good Fight.