Romney’s Mormonism as Sole Vote Criterion – Are We Really That Shallow?
Full disclosure: I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – a Mormon – and not particularly a fan of Mitt Romney. The intent of this diary is not to begin yet another fractious debate on Mormon theology, and I ask commenters to please refrain from doing so. This morning as I read reports of the Nevada caucus results, I | Read More »
In Remembrance of the Fallen
I don’t think it would be possible for me to come up with something more profound to say about Memorial Day than what has so eloquently been said by others. All I can say is how grateful I am for those who have served and those who are serving. Most especially, though, I try to focus my attention on those who have given the ultimate | Read More »
Disappointment – Palin Endorses Fiorina
So I’m checking my Facebook today and see a link to a Sarah Palin post titled “Let’s Shake it up in California.” I’m thinking that she’s finally on board with Chuck DeVore. Imagine my disappointment when I began reading this: I’d like to tell you about a Commonsense Conservative running for office in California this year. She grew up in a modest home with a | Read More »
SB1070 and Cinco de Mayo – It’s all about disrespect now
Earlier this week, I heard of an incident that happened in Montebello, CA. Several Hispanic students, in a protest of SB1070 – which doesn’t affect them since they don’t live in Arizona! – violated the US Flag Code, as shown in the pictures below: These images clearly show the students not only flying the American flag upside-down, but also flying another country’s flag above it. | Read More »
An Education Fairness Doctrine
NOTE: Nothing in this diary should be construed to mean that I in any way support or condone the so-called FCC Fairness Doctrine. The other day, a liberal acquaintance of mine said that he “couldn’t wait for the return of the Fairness Doctrine.” While this didn’t really surprise or shock me, it did get me thinking. According to the Museum of Broadcast Communications website: The | Read More »
You Picked a Fine Time to Lead Us, Barack (Kenny Rogers parody)
Got a link to this video in e-mail today. I don’t know how many of you will remember the Kenny Rogers song it’s based on – Lucille – but this version is pretty good. NOTE: Johnathan McWhite, the guy who wrote and sang the parody, had this to say about a couple of the lines: “For the comment behind the line “bowl like a retard” | Read More »
School voucher win in IL!
Imagine my surprise when I saw this headline in the Chicago Tribune this morning: Victory for vouchers … Apparently, this past Thursday, the Illinois State Senate passed a school vouchers bill by a vote of 33-20. Unfortunately, the bill was watered down to exclude high school students, but it’s a start. The words of the bill’s author, Sen. James Weeks (D-Chicago) – wait, is that | Read More »
How a bill becomes a law – the Obama Schoolhouse Rock version
H/T to Frank J. at IMAO Here I thought I learned how this works in HS Civics class. My teacher even used the original Schoolhouse Rock video to teach us. Looks like it’s been updated to reality now: How have we let things get to this point? We’ve got to do whatever it takes to get our country back!
“If you don’t tie our hands, we will keep stealing.”
H/T Michelle Malkin This amazing pronouncement came from Tom Perriello (D-VA). Yes, you read that correctly…there’s a D after his name. Sometime, the truth just slips out kind of on its own…
Use the Dems’ own tools against them in the HCR debate!
As part of doing opposition research, I signed up to receive e-mails from the DNC. (Talk about taking one for the team…) Anyway, last night, I got the following from Gov. Tim Kaine, DNC chair: I just met with the President, where I was proud to fill him in on all the great work that you’re doing to pass health reform. We spoke about the | Read More »
SOTU Hatchet Job
WOW! How could the SOTU have been so boring and so energizing at the same time? While The One gave all of his usual Bush-bashing, far left talking points, he really succeeded in firing me up and making me want to do whatever I can to stop his foolishness. In that vein, my thoughts on the SOTU… 1. Good for Sam Alito for “breaking with | Read More »
Infiltrate the enemy on Health Care – courtesy of the DNC
H/T to the Alpharetta, GA 9-12 Meetup group for providing this via e-mail… Obama provides his people a link to contact media to support the health care bill! We can take advantage of it! We can use this same link to OPPOSE it. Dick Morris says we have to get 8% points in disapproval ratings to defeat it! Please follow this link and send your | Read More »
Mr. Nugent and the 2nd Amendment
Take a look at this portion of an interview Ted Nugent gave to Evan Smith, editor of Texas Monthly. This weasel interviewer makes it clear early on that he won’t agree with anything Nugent might say later in the interview. He does this by reminding everyone that Nugent sits on the board of the NRA. Watch as he sits back with a smug look on | Read More »
Jay Leno vs. ACORN
It seems that liberals are fans of the “pile on” philosophy of treatment for former friends…not that that’s new to any of us. Exhibit A – the following Jay Leno video (H/T Michelle Malkin) I have to admit, I laughed at both the Congress reference and the commercial Jay played. Can you imagine Jay or any other late-nighter having done anything like this during last | Read More »
Jon Stewart reacts to the ACORN scandal
(H/T Hot Air ) Who knew that Jon Stewart over at The Daily Show could have a sense of right and wrong? (Warning: Stewart uses some “salty” language only some of which is bleeped out but even the bleeped ones are easily discernible.) It’s pretty amazing to see someone so reliably liberal showing this kind of reaction to the ACORN videos. Pay particular attention to | Read More »
Great comments by Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI)
H/T to my friend Cathy Bell for pointing this video clip out to me. Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI) makes comments about one of the many health care bills… I love how Rogers unwaveringly makes his points – using facts and quoting from the bill, although I don’t think this is Granny Nan’s favorite bill (HR 3200) that he’s referring to. There are so many House | Read More »
And “they” said it could never happen!
I am amazed at the turnout for the rally in DC on Saturday. For so long, it seemed like we as conservatives were willing to work only behind the scenes to accomplish our goals. Conventional wisdom had it that conservatives would never show up for any sort of populist rally…guess conventional wisdom has been turned on its ear. Neal Boortz asked a question on his | Read More »
1. We should honor the memory of the 9/11 victims by recommitting to the principles that have made America the best country in the world – self-reliance, limited government, and personal responsibility…LET’S ROLL! 2. In that same vein, h/t to my friend Dan Norton for posting this quote from David Wood’s Mindset on Facebook today – “ATTITUDES ARE CONTAGIOUS…. Is yours worth catching?”. Things seem | Read More »
Of all the arrogant things I’ve seen… I just saw a video organized by Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. (see it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51kAw4OTlA0) It has all kinds of Hollywood types telling what they pledge to do now that President Obama has been sworn in. Things like, “I pledge to smile more,” “I pledge to laugh more,” “I pledge to love more,” “I pledge to never | Read More »
I recently viewed Ronald Reagan’s inaugural address from 1981. You can find it on C-SPAN (and a lot of other sites, most likely). The themes he talked about in the address could easily have been given this past Tuesday…fighting terrorism, dealing with economic crisis, and personal responsibility. Sound familiar? Maybe the Messiah Obama should have taken his cue from his Veep and lifted a few | Read More »