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Archive for 8 April 2008
Why is supporting the NRA, or any pro 2nd Amendment group controversial? Seriously, why is standing up for ALL of the Bill of Rights so reviled by some on the left? Are there only particular amendments that should be upheld? Should we not all fight to uphold every single one of them? ALL of us?
I ask this after reading this quote from Barbara Walters:
“He is very controversial or was because of his support of NRA.”
There are other equally ridiculous quotes in this column, but that one stood out because of who said it.
Women on the political right are the best looking, conservative opposition leader and election frontrunner Silvio Berlusconi said on an Italian radio show.
“The women of the right are certainly the most beautiful,” Berlusconi said on Radio Anch’io public radio, quoted Wednesday by Corriere della Sera newspaper.
Dang! I must not be “right winged” enough! Gotta work on that! Maybe I’ll end up tall and skinny? Naw…. no such luck!
I’m sure you’ve seen this in your mail box, or something similar. I had a little time before I have to take Hootie to the vet, so I thought I’d do a little picking. I wish folks would check Snopes or some other fact checker BEFORE passing these things on. sigh…
LET ME SEE IF I HAVE THIS STRAIGHT?
(Grabs ya right from the start. heh)
HIS FATHER WAS A KENYAN, MOSLEM, BLACK- WE HAVE SEEN PICTURES OF HIS AFRICAN “FAMILY”. HIS MOTHER IS A KANSAN, ATHEIST, WHITE-WHERE ARE THE PICTURES OF HIS KANSAN, WHITE MOTHER AND HIS WHITE GRANDPARENTS WHO RAISED HIM?
(Actually, there was ONE picture of his grandparents that I’ve seen.)
HIS FATHER DESERTED HIS MOTHER AND HIM WHEN HE WAS VERY YOUNG AND WENT BACK TO HIS FAMILY IN KENYA.
(In reality, his parents divorced, and pops went to Connecticut to finish his education before heading home.)
HIS MOTHER MARRIED AN INDONESIAN MOSLEM AND TOOK HIM TO JAKARTA WHERE HE WAS SCHOOLED IN A MOSLEM SCHOOL.
(This has been kind of disputed. Although he did attend Muslim schools, he also attended Catholic ones as well.)
HIS MOTHER RETURNED TO HAWAII AND HE WAS RAISED BY HIS WHITE KANSAN GRANDPARENTS.
(I wonder why his mother didn’t raise him? Not that it makes any difference, I’m just curious. Lots of grandparent are raising kids….just ask me, I’ll tell ya!)
HE LATER WENT TO THE BEST HIGH DOLLAR SCHOOLS, HOW?
(Education is expensive, but there are student loans and scholarships. But it’s actually irrelevant…unless of course some weasel paid for it.)
HE LIVES IN A $1.4 MILLION DOLLAR HOUSE THAT HE ACQUIRED THROUGH A DEAL WITH A WEALTHY FUND RAISER. HOW?
(An excellent question. His dealing with Rezko has not been investigated nearly enough to my way of thinking.)
HE “WORKED” AS A CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST IN CHICAGO- HAS NEVER HELD A PRODUCTIVE JOB. THE PRESIDENCY IS NOT A CIVIL RIGHTS POST.
(I’m starting to wonder if any politician, especially those under the age of 65 or 70, has ever held a REAL job, or do they just come out of the gate, chomping at the bit, ready to feed at the public trough.)
NOR IS IT SUBJECT TO AFFIRMATIVE ACTION SET ASIDES.
(Huh? I’m sure there is a reason that statement was included, but it must have gotten lost somewhere along the way. What isn’t subject to set asides? Don’t confuse me, it’s too easy!)
HE ENTERED POLITICS AT THE STATE LEVEL AND THEN THE NATIONAL LEVEL WHERE HE HAS MINIMAL EXPERIENCE.
(Ya got me there. Exactly what experience does he have? I few years in the Senate doesn’t mean you are ready to run a whole country. That goes for the Shrilldebeast too.)
HE IS PROUD OF HIS “AFRICAN HERITAGE” BUT IT SEEMS THAT HIS ONLY AFRICAN CONNECTION WAS THAT HIS AFRICAN FATHER GOT A WHITE GIRL PREGNANT AND DESERTED HER. I DIDN’T KNOW THAT SPERM CARRIED A “CULTURAL” GENE. WHERE IS THE PRIDE IN HIS WHITE CULTURE?
(Crude, but interesting observation. The majority of us in this country are “mutts”. No, seriously, it’s true! It doesn’t matter what shade your skin is, odds are, you are a mix of several different races and cultures. Pride in heritage is one thing, discounting THE OTHER heritage is something else altogether.)
HE GOES TO A “AFROCENTRIC” CHURCH THAT HATES WHITES, HATES JEWS, AND BLAMES AMERICA FOR ALL THE WORLDS PERCEIVED FAULTS AND THEN REPEATEDLY COVERS UP FOR THE PASTOR AND THE CHURCH.
(Well, that’s a real uniter! [insert massive sarcasm here] As I’ve said before, if my pastor starting blaming….blacks, for example, for all the ills of the world, #1, I’d leave, and #2, I’d denounce said spouting.)
HE CLAIMS THAT HE COULD NOT CONFRONT HIS PASTOR BUT HE WANTS US TO BELIEVE THAT HE CAN CONFRONT NORTH KOREA AND IRAN, RIGHT!!!???
(Ummm…..I don’t bloody well think so!)
YEAH, I THINK I SEE HOW HE COULD BE A UNITER AND BRING US TOGETHER, I THINK THE HOPE IS THAT HE HOPES NO ONE WILL PUT THE PIECES TOGETHER!!!
(Hoping against hope, the jigsaw will remain in the box.)
Welp, there you have it. My take on the annoying email that won’t die.
The headlines announcing Charlton Heston’s death peg him as a actor who was a gun activist. He might not have been a real-life Moses, but he was much more than the media give him credit for.
Heston died Saturday at age 84. He will be memorialized primarily for his roles in “The Ten Commandments,” “Ben-Hur” and “Planet of the Apes,”" as well his defense of gun owners’ rights. Those achievements, though, are but a superficial narrative of this dignified man.
Unafraid of how he would be received, Heston ran against what became the leftist Hollywood grain. The dear friend of Ronald Reagan was not apologetic of, nor embarrassed by, the founding fathers and the gift of freedom they graciously provided. He was a believer in the entire Constitution, not just the Second Amendment, and the unprecedented liberties it gave men.
Heston was not the doddering old fool that Michael Moore — who, shockingly, had enough class to post Heston’s photo on his Web site as a tribute — tried to depict him as during the 2002 interview in which the propagandist ambushed the man as he suffered from Alzheimer’s. He was much more than that.
Heston vigorously defended freedom, was troubled by what he saw as a culture war that would hijack our liberty to speak freely, and felt grave concerns that the country was heading toward a place where “the superstition of political correctness rules the halls of reason.” The man known as “Chuck” to his family and friends understood the virtue of hard work and humble beginnings, and was ever grateful for being born an American in what he called the “cradle of freedom.”
Lost among the media portrayal of Heston as a dupe and a “brain-injured, senile, crazy old man” for his association with the National Rifle Association is the fact that he marched in 1963 with Martin Luther King Jr. That was, as he said, “long before Hollywood found” civil rights to be fashionable. Together with his longtime opposition to class division, Heston’s experience with King gave him the moral authority to be one of the few to courageously point out the country’s growing hypocrisy about race.
In 1959, Heston won the Academy Award for best actor for his portrayal as Judah ben-Hur. But his best performance was that of Charlton Heston the man, zealously declaring the goodness of America.
Uniting the Republican Party
By Michael Steele
A great deal has changed since President Reagan left the national stage. Our enemies have come to our shores, the rising tide of our economy has not “lifted all boats” and our government has increased, not lessened its intrusion into our lives. However, many of the issues that united us during the Reagan Revolution in the 1980s — lower taxes, less government spending, free markets and strong national security — are the same issues that motivate voters today.
Reagan’s successes were in large part due to his ability to focus on those things that unite us. Rather than trying to divide the American people along philosophical or political lines, he made a connection with average citizens through themes that inspired us and policies that restored our national pride as well as the security and prosperity of a nation. Reagan did the unthinkable: he helped America embrace conservatism and the core beliefs of the Republican Party.
Read the rest here.
Many of us who are conservative, by the very nature of our value system, have become more than disillusioned with the Republican Party. We see them moving farther to the left than is comfortable. I’m all for a bit of compromise here and there, but not, I repeat NOT, on our principles. A secure nation (i.e. border control, and the ability to track those who would do us harm), a hand UP, not a hand OUT, the issue of life (birth) over death (killing of the unborn), and the freedom of citizens to protect themselves from those who threaten our well being, are paramount in the conservative “community”.
Reagan wasn’t perfect, he was human, and as a human did make mistakes (amnesty), but he spoke the people, brought them together, instead of caving in to a small group of very vocal dissenters. Sadly, we don’t see that kind of backbone in the Party today, and I find it, personally, extremely disturbing.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran is installing 6,000 new advanced uranium-enrichment centrifuges at its Natanz nuclear facility, a move that steps up the Persian Gulf country’s dismissal of United Nations sanctions.
Natanz already has 3,000 of an older version of the fast- spinning machines that produce uranium 235, a material that can be used to fuel a nuclear power plant or build a bomb. The UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency said in February that Iran was testing a faster, more reliable centrifuge. Iran plans to install 50,000 centrifuges at Natanz, Ahmadinejad said in 2006.
So, what are the Useless Numnuts gonna do about? Same thing they always do…..NOT A DAMN THING!
Eight teenagers have been arrested on charges alleging they beat another teen in an “animalistic attack” so they could make a videotape to post on YouTube.
Seven of them remained in juvenile detention Tuesday, authorities said. A boy who was charged as an adult had been released on bail.
“Alleged” my hind quarters! When their is visual proof, there’s nothing alleged about it!
Corruption and political patronage in Iraq’s Interior Ministry threaten U.S. efforts to transfer responsibility for public safety to Iraq’s police, military analysts said ahead of Gen. David H. Petraeus’ long-awaited report to Congress today.
Control of the ministry, which nominally controls nearly 500,000 police and other nonmilitary security forces across Iraq, has become more of a political “struggle for survival and supremacy” than an attempt to bring stability to Iraq, said Matthew Sherman, a former adviser to the Iraqi interior minister.
So, how do we convince the Iraqis that lying, cheating, stealing and bribery are NOT the best way to run things? Hmmm…. pot and kettle. We can’t accomplish it, how do we expect them to?
Moktada al-Sadr, the anti-American Shiite cleric in Iraq whose Mahdi Army militia has been engaged in fierce clashes with Iraqi and American troops in Baghdad over the past week, on Tuesday postponed a huge demonstration in the capital less than 24 hours before it was to take place.
In a press release distributed by his political organization in Baghdad, a Sadr spokesman said the planned Wednesday protest, which Mr. Sadr had proclaimed would draw 1 million participants to demonstrate anti-American opposition among Iraqis, had been postponed for unspecified “safety reasons.” No new date was set.
“Safety reasons”? I wouldn’t think that safety would be a concern of the infamous cleric. It sure hasn’t bothered him in the past. Could be that he couldn’t come up with a million folks who support his idea of Iraq? Just a thought.
Two decades later, DNA evidence — semen collected from Muncey’s nightgown and underwear — revealed House did not rape her. The DNA belonged to her husband.
The U.S. Supreme Court decided that the evidence was strong enough that a jury would not have convicted House.
House’s incarceration has left him without a family, in poor health and with no future, Joyce House said of her son.
Two questions: Although the DNA evidence supposedly exonerates, I am curious why this man was on death row for 22 flippin’ years? And second, what does having MS have to do with being in prison? Obviously, he was going to have it no matter where he was, home or behind bars.
Sudan’s former foes have granted UN peacekeeping mission 14 days of unhindered access to Sudan’s oil-rich Abyei region to help stem escalating tensions which threaten to undermine a landmark 2005 north-south peace deal.
Well, good luck with that. I wouldn’t put much hope in the UN’s ability to do a dadburn thing.
Gazans will storm into Egypt and Israel if they don’t lift their embargo of the territory, leading Hamas official Khalil al-Haya said Tuesday.
Palestinians in Gaza can no longer bear being confined to the strip and subjected to shortages of food, power and substandard health care, he said.
So, the Pallies want what the Israelis have, but don’t want to do it for themselves, they want to take it, by force, if necessary. too lazy to work for themselves, but not too lazy to “steal”? sigh…. Gee, maybe if their “gubmint” spend the billions of dollars given to them in aid to build hospitals, roads, schools, etc., instead of buy the means to murder innocents, they wouldn’t be having this problem!
D’oh! A Venezuelan TV channel has yanked “The Simpsons” off the air because it may be inappropriate for children. Taking its place: “Baywatch Hawaii.”
Televen TV station spokeswoman Elba Guillen said Monday that the decision to hand over the daily 11 a.m. time slot came after the National Telecommunications Commission received complaints from viewers.
“It had to be taken off,” Guillen said. “They consider it to be a series that isn’t appropriate for that time because it isn’t appropriate for children.”
Yep! Remove a sarcastic, disrespectful cartoon brat with real T & A. Makes all kinds of sense. What a horse’s rump!
Last night was so pleasant, we all left our windows open. Jr stumbled into the kitchen a little while ago. “I’m tired! A dang rooster woke me up at 5:30 this morning, and kept it up for an hour!” Grandpa calmly says, “Welcome to the country.” I, of course, was too busy laughing my hinder off to say anything.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.