Thursday, January 29, 2009

A call against Complacency

To hear the liberals on T.V. last night you'd think that House Republicans are a bunch of sore losers childishly standing in the way of The One's great economic plan you might even have gotten the impression that the plan had actually failed at first. Once in a great while I watch a few minutes of the cesspool known as MSNBC and at this particular time Rachel Maddow was lamenting how Obama extended the hand of compromise over and over to those ingrate Republicans only to be thanked by not getting a single Republican to vote for the much hollowed stimulus package. According to Maddow Republicans should be falling over themselves to help the economy that was destroyed under Bush's watch (no mention of the Democrat corruption over at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac of course). She then complained about how no House Republican would come onto her show for an interview (perhaps because they've either never heard of it or they were doing interviews on shows with an actual viewership) except for Representative Don Manzullo from Illinois who spent the time explaining to Maddow what actual stimulus is as opposed to funding more government programs thus growing the beast that got us into to this mess. After the interview Maddow continued to harp on the fact that ZERO Republicans voted for the stimulus absent however, was her noting that 11 Democrats also voting against the package making the nays the only bi-partisan effort last night as noted by the Great One Mark Levin (never to be confused with The One).

This is to me the most important thing from last night's vote because the Democrats in both sides have the majority and can pretty much run roughshod over any Republican opposition which is why the strength of that opposition is so important as well as the number of Democrats we can pull to our side. So how do you maintain a strong opposition? Stand by your principles even in the face of an old-fashioned drubbing stand tall GOP because your strength will attract those from the other side who believe as you do never underestimate the Blue Dog Democrats. I am convinced more and more that the party names don't mean so much as do the terms Conservative and Liberal. When you look at the R and the D by a congressman's name don't stop there look at their record are they a Conservative? Liberal? Or that dreaded wishy washy moderate? Conservatism will win the day it might not win every battle in Congress but if you stand by those values we the people will stand behind you come 2010 and beyond.

As an example I live in Ohio's 16th Congressional District which for 50+ years had been a Republican stronghold but is now being represented by a Democrat John Boccieri who replaced the retiring Ralph Regula a moderate Republican. The question is though how did a Democrat take a historically Republican district? Some will say it was just a Democrat year and there wasn't much a Republican could do. I blame complacency not just on the voters and local party leaders but on the man who was replaced Ralph Regula. Why blame the retired Regula because he along with local Republicans was lulled into a sense of complacency. He had been in Congress for 30+ years so how could a Republican not win? He was primaried by Matt Miller(whom I supported) who lost but the fact that Regula was even primaried should have sent a signal that the people weren't just satisfied with an R representing them they wanted some conservative principles to go with that R something that overtime Regula felt like overtime didn't need much tending to. People are waking up and they aren't just going to vote for the D or the R because that's the way it's always been. Now I know that not every House Republican is a rock solid conservative but if we continue to call and "Melt the phone lines" as Representative Michelle Bachmann called for yesterday perhaps they will find and maintain their spine. Many of our politicians have grown complacent we can not afford to do the same. Last night was a statement that we will not stand by as liberals try to turn America into a mediocre socialist state and we can not let this statement fall to the wayside but we must continue to repeat it and support those in Congress who share our cause.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Support HR 614

HR 614 is a bill being sponsored by Mike Pence that would cut funding to Planned Parenthood.
Pence introduced the bill on January 20 with the following statement:
"As most Americans know, it is simply morally wrong to end an unborn human life by abortion. But it is also morally wrong to take the taxpayer dollars of millions of pro-life Americans and use them to promote abortion at home or abroad. Many Americans fail to recognize the largest abortion provider in America is also the largest recipient of federal taxpayer dollars through Title X—this should not be. Yesterday, with more than 60 cosponsors, I re-introduced the ‘Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act,’ a bill that would deny any federal funding to Planned Parenthood of America. On this dark anniversary, let us rededicate ourselves."

As of yesterday eight more representatives have lent their support to the bill raising the total to 69 supporters a list of representatives can be found here. Don't see your Representatives name? Then give them a call! Remember there are plenty of Blue Dog Democrats out their who are pro-life but they need to now that the people are behind them so even if your representative doesn't have an R after their name still give them a call. This is an uphill battle but in the face of FOCA everything counts.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tom Hanks: Arbiter of Patriotism

Once upon a time Tom Hanks made good movies, really good movies that my Dad and I could both watch and appreciate. Even though deep down we knew he was probably a liberal at least he didn't shove down our throats. I could still separate the man from the character in his movies something that I can never do with Tom Cruise. Then he came out yesterday with this gem of a statement about Californians who supported the now famous Prop 8 ban on gay marriage in particular Mormons, "The truth is this takes place in Utah, the truth is these people are some bizarre offshoot of the Mormon Church, and the truth is a lot of Mormons gave a lot of money to the church to make Prop-8 happen. There are a lot of people who feel that is un-American, and I am one of them. I do not like to see any discrimination codified on any piece of paper, any of the 50 states in America, but here's what happens now. A little bit of light can be shed, and people can see who's responsible, and that can motivate the next go around of our self correcting Constitution, and hopefully we can move forward instead of backwards. So let's have faith in not only the American, but Californian, constitutional process.”

So what's he trying to say? Most Mormons aren't polygamists but they're still homophobes who are un-American? So un-American that they donated money to support a cause they believed in and voted in favor of that cause? For someone who claims to believe in America Hanks would do well to study how this country works especially when it comes to amending the Constitution. The only way the Constitution can be amended is by the will of the people not through some activist court system our some overzealous politician. It's the people of America who hold the power to change our Constitution. Hanks and people who think as he do are the minority when it comes to legalizing gay marriage so according to our Founding Fathers they lost fair and square but liberals know better than them so if that means overriding the majority to stuff their narrow world view down our throats then so be it. We'll thank them later right?

And seriously, I'm not a Mormon and have never met one but lay off of them already because they weren't the only block of people to vote for Prop 8. Let's not forget that 70% of blacks who voted against Prop 8. Of course you'll never hear liberals come out against one of there favorite groups to victimize. Liberals have been using blacks for over forty years to promote government welfare. Mormons offer nothing to the liberals by way of promoting their liberal policies so they're fair game for intolerant comments like Hanks.

So maybe instead of passing judgement on the unwashed masses maybe Hanks would be better off checking out the actual Constitution and how things actually work before making ignorant statements like that again. One can always dream.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Tale of Two Racist Stories

Sometimes the media double slandered is amazingly obvious even some liberals must notice it. In this case we have two stories both dealing with racism and bigotry. The first and more talked about of course deals with Prince Harry. By now you've either read or seen the video of the good Prince referring to a fellow solider as a "Paki" and another as a "raghead" This story naturally drew the Shock! Horror! and Dismay! of the MSM. Granted after his going as a Nazi for Halloween gaffe a few years ago should have been lesson enough to mind his image. Frankly I don't really have a problem with what he actually said it's fairly tame and the two soldiers didn't seem offended either. He should have had sense enough not to tape it though (didn't Paris Hilton's sex tape teach us anything?) he's 24 and by now should be well aware of his position in the eyes of the world if this tape had leaked out and he was regular old Harry Windsor the public still would have ruffled its feathers but he's not some regular guy he's Prince Harry and although the British monarchy is nothing more than a figurehead his actions can and more than likely will be used by the terrorist to stir up radical Muslims.

Now on to our next story that hasn't gotten any attention from our MSM. With the recent fighting in Gaza the anti-Israel bigots have come out full force in this country and through out many western European countries Mark Steyn has a brilliant piece on this very issue. But have we seen it? Has CNN shown anti-Israel protest in Fort Lauderdale where one protester is yelling "You need to go back to the oven! You need a bigger oven!" ? If they have I haven't seen it and it certainly hasn't gotten the coverage that Prince Harry's comments have. But there's more where we only have two minor blurbs from Prince Harry there are countless anti-Israel anti-Semitic rallies being held throughout America and the world. Ironically many are being held in areas that trumpet their tolerance like this one in San Francisco. Where is the outrage from the MSM when these punks compare Jews to Nazis? Scroll down through the images and you'll see a particularly disgusting caricature of a Hasidic Jew. Where are the headlines of national newspapers decrying this bigotry? Where is the moral outrage?

I admire Prince Harry for fighting along side his fellow soldiers I just hope he becomes a bit more tactful in the future but at least when he's taping himself he's not hiding behind a head covering like the anti-Israel anti-Semitic bigots.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Sarah Palin: Whiner?

That's the impression you'd get not only from libs but also "conservative" writers like David Frum and his wife Danielle Crittenden. Critteden appeared on last night's O'Reilly and Frum has an article over at National Review Online today. In the article he first defends the McCain handlers assigned to her by simpering Those handlers faced a daunting problem: Their party's nominee for vice president could not respond to questions without embarrassing herself. The handlers who kept Pain under wraps knew what they were doing. THad Palin refused all interviews during the campaign, there would have been some criticism, but it would have been forgotten by now - and the Gibson and Couric interviews would not be filling YouTube, ready to be rebroadcast in 2012. I think the John Ziegler interview proved that Palin is quite capable of handling herself in an interview granted Ziegler is a Palin fan. The "embarrassing herself" line is particularly galling considering the verbal gaffes from both Obama and Biden through out the campaign. I suppose when Obama says 10,000 (as opposed to the actual number of 12) people were killed in a Kansas tornado it comes of as cool and nuanced or some other clap trap nonsense.

Frum continues, A smart politician rebuffs all invitations to speak about his or her own hurt feelings. It's not just that such talk sounds whiny and weak, although it does. Perhaps Frum misinterpreted what Palin was actually saying but last time I checked calling the media out for being biased was an admirable thing. Or in the case of Trig and the rumors about who his own mother is, rumors that were based on anonymous accusations I would think that a journalist such as Frum would applaud people like Palin who call rumor mongers to the carpet for attempting to pass as legitimate news sources. Apparently though Frum and his ilk prefer a conservative who says nothing in the face of lies and smears instead nobly remaining above the fray. Let me clarify by saying we shouldn't get into the mud pit but conservatives should not be afraid to call out a liar a liar. Conservatism works in fact it's amazingly brilliant! So why should we be ashamed to defend it? People like Frum, his wife, and Kathleen Parker would probably prefer we leave politics to "learned" people like themselves as opposed to the unwashed rabble that actually makes up the base of conservatism. There's just one problem they don't understand what they're talking about.

Then there is this absurd accusation Through the 2008 election, Barack Obama repeatedly said "It's not about me. It's about you." Exactly so! But Palin's replies to Ziegler make clear that for her, the election was about her. Are you kidding me!? This whole campaign was about Barack Obama and how cool he is and all his HOPE and CHANGE. The foundation for Obama's campaign was nothing more then dust bunnies and the monsters in the closet and the fact that "conservative" David Frum got sucked into that empty vortex paints a fairly clear picture of where his head is. In fact I can think of several instances of whining from Obama himself the easiest one to site is when he stated that the opposing party would come after him for "having a funny name" or "not looking like the other presidents on the dollar bills" So Frum doesn't mind Obama insinuating that the Republican Party is a bunch of ignorant racists but Sarah Palin stands up for her family and it's unacceptable? Give me a break the fact that Frum is still allowed near NRO is an insult to true conservatism.

Frum should face facts that the strategy of going Democrat light is not the way to go. I may not be a Washington insider but even I can see how every time a Republican has extended a hand in the hopes of bi-partisanship they've returned with nothing but a bloody stump. Sarah Palin knows this is how it works and instead of sacrificing a perfectly good limb she's standing tall like an upright human being and telling the liberals to step off! Perhaps someday Frum will peak out his ivory tower and join us.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Mama Grizzly ain't happy

There is a new Sarah Palin interview out from John Ziegler of How Obama got elected fame. It's such a blast to watch her because she is so genuine and I just wish McCain's people would have removed their heads from their own rectums and let her be Sarah. I loved her Mama Grizzly moment because don't we all feel that way when a family member is experiencing hard times? She's a real woman and if in 22 years when I'm her age I will have considered myself truley blessed if I've lived a life anywhere near hers. When she was talking about the smears about herself and Trig I felt myself getting emotional as well because this is something that decent people should never have to put up with and love how she went after the media for Obama's request to "leave his family alone" but didn't hesitate to report every sordid lie that came out about her family especially from that bile factory the Daily Kos. Also she sums up Keith Olbermann perfectly "That guy is evil!" Olbaermann had better hope that the human restraint exercised by Sarah never breaks or he'll be at the mercy of one p.o.'ed Mama Grizzly (not that I don't entertain the thought on occasion). I don't pretend to know what 2012 is going to look like and whether Sarah will run then but I do believe that this interview is but a taste of the real Sarah and if the libs aren't wetting themselves yet they soon will be.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Shame on you New Jersey!

This story came via the Drudge report. Apparently a child who sadly passed away while still at the hospital was thrown away in the garbage! What's most horrific is what the Hudson county prosecutor said concerning this poor child apparently if this baby was stillborn under New Jersey law he is not considered a person! That means that in the eyes of New Jersey law a stillborn child is just a mass of tissue that can be tossed away like any other defective part of the human body. This is disgusting especially considering Barack Obama's views on the value of human life . Also consider the disturbing track Nancy Pelosi is on in her quest to shut House Republicans out.
I will continue to research more on this law and keep up to date on this case. In the mean time please pray for Bashere Davon Moyd and his grieving family as well as those searching for his body in landfills.

Friday, January 2, 2009

You stay classy CNN

Let me preface this stating that I usually don't watch New Years Eve countdown programs until the last two minutes or so because I find most of them boring unless Greg Gutfeld is on Fox or someone has The Killers on. So I had to wait a few days to find out about the charming way "comedian" Kathy Griffin handled a heckler. By charming I of course mean crass and lame mainly because the joke is prehistoric and it was totally unnecessary. I'm sorry but if you're that thin skinned of a person that you have to respond to every drunken idiot like that then your pretty pathetic and probably not very funny. Now I'm no prude and laugh at a little blue comedy now and then but saying a string of four letter words in order doesn't really count as humor in book neither does telling Jesus to "suck it" after accepting an award (which she did in 2007).
Another thing I find amusing is how some people are offended that CNN would allow such garbage on, um it's CNN it was founded by Ted Turner who's not really a paragon for decency. So am I offended? Sure. Am i tired of trash like this passing for humor? Definitely. Am I shocked? Sadly not so much. Anyway Happy 2009!