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Archive for 15 January 2010
I’m spending the weekend with Jr, aka oldest granddaughter, so instead of spending time on the computer, we’re gonna do some shopping, go to a movie, and find various ways to stuff our faces, and yap, like female tend to do. Not to say I won’t be putting something or another up, but my usual Saturday Afternoon links will probably be extremely short, or nonexistent. Pray for my nerves! Heh.
Pass it around, by request of ByroniusMaximus.
Mass Resistance has dug up an interesting press release in Democrat Attorney General Martha Coakley’s political past. In 2008 Ms. Coakley sent out an endearing press release praising the now scandal embroiled ACORN.:
“I am honored to have received this recognition from ACORN,” said Attorney General Coakley. “As our office continues to fight predatory lending practices, it is important for local, state, and federal officials, as well as others to work together to try and provide relief and real solutions to individuals who face the threat of foreclosure.”
Ms. Coakley is the top law enforcer of Massachusetts, and her support of ACORN’s practices makes one wonder where her ethical compass actually rests in matters of how she handled the licensing of non-profits in her state as well as being responsible for the reporting and financial disclosures of those groups.
ACORN supporting this woman, in any capacity, speaks volumes about her character, or lack thereof!
The Tea Party movement ignited a year ago, fueled by anti-establishment anger. Now, Tea Party activists are trying to take over the establishment, ground up.
Across the country, they are signing up to be Republican precinct leaders, a position so low-level that it often remains vacant, but which comes with the ability to vote for the party executives who endorse candidates, approve platforms and decide where the party spends money.
Since basically, the U.S. is a two party system, even though there are many registered political parties, the idea is to work within the system, to return to our foundations. If you look at it logically, it’s the bricks on the very bottom that hold the building up. Remove those bricks, the building collapses.
“If you want to have revenge against the Republican Party for using you for so many years, the best way is to turn around and use the Republican Party to your advantage,” said Eric Odom, a Tea Party activist in Chicago who recently started a political action committee, and on his blog urged Tea Partiers to stop complaining about the Republican Party and “move in and take it over.”
Exactly! My anger towards the Republican Party has not lessened, and I withdrew my support. I haven’t sent a dime to the party for years, and have no intention of doing so now. HOWEVER, I WILL support, financially, individual candidates with an “R” behind their names, local, state, and national, that reflect the values of true conservatism. I will also be working with the local groups to retake the party from the inside!
“It puts in stark relief where the American people are, how they feel and what they feel,” Mr. Steele said. “It’s important for our party to appreciate and understand that so we can move toward it, and embrace it.”
I’ll admit, I was quite hopeful that Mr Steele would guide the party back to it’s stated principles, but that hasn’t been the case. If he is just now waking up to the base of the party, that fled in droves, then welcome to the party, but why should we trust you now?
Not all Republicans agree. Some say the party needs to broaden its reach, not cater to the fringe.
Psst! WE are not the fringe! Those who want to abandon the values and principles are, and I guess that would include the assjacks that make such statements. The way I see it, if the moonbats, the leftist loons, could take over the Democrat Party, why can’t the rational pro-Constitutional retake the Republican Party?
Should you vote for a woman who, if elected, swears to uphold a document she obviously hasn’t read, or has no understanding?
After discussing her “Mission Accomplished” remark regarding Afghanistan, I moved to the healthcare issue. I chose this based on her vitriolic campaign attack on Scott Brown’s participation in a bill allowing medical people with religious principles to find another emergency room care provider to administer a pill or service to end the life of an unborn in the womb. I figured her guarded answer to date would be interesting but she outdid herself….
Ken Pittman: Right, if you are a Catholic, and believe what the Pope teaches that any form of birth control is a sin. ah you don’t want to do that.
Martha Coakley: No we have a seperation of church and state Ken, lets be clear.
Ken Pittman: In the emergency room you still have your religious freedom.
Martha Coakley: (……uh, eh…um..) The law says that people are allowed to have that. You can have religious freedom but you probably shouldn’t work in the emergency room.
Perhaps Mzzzzzz Coakley should actually try reading the 1st Amendment a time or two. I doubt it will help, but you never can tell. So, maybe someone should explain to her that NO WHERE in that document do the words “separation of church and state” appear. NO WHERE! Evidently, this woman, who has a rather shady past, to say the least, is telling people with strong conviction of faith, where they can, and cannot work? I’d say that anyone who has such limited knowledge of the founding of this nation, should NOT be allowed to hold office. That would take care of a great deal of Washington, D.C.
Whatcha think? Send the whole bunch home, start from scratch, and leave the political machines on the cutting floor. And for the love of all that’s holy, do NOT elect more of the same!!!!!!