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Archive for 23 December 2011
Now, according this, the only people I can support, in good conscience, are Michelle Bachmann and Rick Perry.
I love Marsha Blackburn. She is a delightful lady and a solidly conservative member of Congress.
And I am pledging right now that I will do everything in my power to defeat her in her 2012 re-election bid.
I wonder if the left feels that way about Debbie Wasserman Schultz?
Both Marsha Blackburn and Debbie Wasserman Schults, the head of the Democratic National Committee and a Congresswoman from Florida, are cosponsors of the Stop Online Piracy Act.
The Act intends to stop online piracy. The way the Act goes about doing this is, in large part, allowing Eric Holder to take control of the internet and shut down websites he does not like. It is a totalitarian response from a bipartisan coalition of Congresscritters most of whom admit they have no freaking idea how the internet even works. Don’t believe me?
Ok, I’d have to say disgust is a much better word, and even that doesn’t quite cover it! The idea that Marsha Blackburn would collaborate on ANYTHING with that raving lunatic is beyond rational. The fact that this bill would give the worst Attorney General in our history the power to shut down anything he deemed necessary, or just doesn’t like, is even MORE unbelievable.
Marsha, you know I think quite highly of you, or at least I did. However, this is just beyond reason. You have always been as close to my ideal conservative as a person can get, but this is just mind blowing! You have led the way in many areas to try to retain our liberties, yet you would sign your name to co-sponsor a bill like this? Have you become so entrenched in Washington politics that you have forgotten all about us? With an alternative like the OPEN Act, I would think you would re-consider signing your name to such a violation. Giving such a power to anyone even remotely related to the Obama administration should have set off warning bells in your head. Stopping online piracy is a good thing. Giving Holder the power to shut down people who tend to criticize this administration, is flat out censorship. Does the name Joseph Goebbels ring a bell? Propaganda is a real useful tool, and I think you’ve been sucked into the Dems version.
Our Christmas Wish – The Gift of Gratitude
Gratitude, it’s been observed, is a hallmark conservative virtue.
We prize the heritage passed down to us through the generations. We look beyond ourselves to the wisdom of the ages to shape our outlook and to the enduring principles of America’s founding to ground our decisions today.
Gratitude for what we’ve received makes us respond by giving, especially at this season. This year, the season of gifts is particularly poignant, as Heritage research fellow Ryan Messmore writes in an op-ed this week:
Christmastime is a season of gratitude. Whether it’s because we reflect upon the birth of the Christ child or the blessings of the past year, the holiday often prompts a sense of appreciation and thankfulness as well as the tradition of gift-giving.
And this year, the season of giving and receiving gifts comes in sharp contrast to a succession of months pervaded with a sense of entitlement.
The politics of resentment has characterized much of 2011. It’s been fueled by an entitlement mentality that “threatens not only the spirit of Christmas but the very fabric of a just and prosperous society,” Messmore says.
The Army will develop a policy allowing Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets to ask for permission to wear religious headdresses with their uniforms.
The decision came in a letter dated Monday, the response to an October complaint filed by the Council of American-Islamic Relations on behalf of a Williamson County student.
Gadeir Abbas, a staff attorney with the council, said the decision was a victory for all.
“This is sending a message that the JROTC is a program for all Americans,” he said.
Well, that message would be real nice, except for one thing. Muslims and American freedom, fought and won by the U.S. Military, do NOT mix. They are a total contradiction. This is just one more example of the wussification of our military, thanks to the politically correct, but utterly ignorant!
The student, Demin Zawity, was the first to challenge the JROTC policy, Abbas said. Demin, Muslim and a freshman at Ravenwood High School, quit the JROTC program earlier this year because she wasn’t allowed to wear a religious headscarf in a parade. She said the scarf protected her modesty.
Give me a flippin’ break! So what if she quit! Here’s a huge WHO CARES! And those ‘headscarves’ are not religious! They are tradition in backwards countries, where women are suppressed. This is the U.S., not some 3rd world country stuck in the middle ages!
In Monday’s letter, Larry Stubblefield, deputy assistant secretary of the Army’s diversity and leadership division, confirmed the policy would change. He wrote that officials from the JROTC planned to contact Demin and offer her the chance to re-enroll in Ravenwood’s program.
“Diversity and leadership division”? Are they kidding? There is only one color in the Army….that’s green, or camo…depending on where said soldier is located at any given time. What’s this ‘diversity’ horse manure? There is no ‘diversity’ in the military, or shouldn’t be! They should be soldiers, ready to defend this country and her citizens, not a bunch of pussified whiners!
Demin said previously that she probably wouldn’t return to JROTC because she was too busy with her studies but that she hoped other Muslims would join. She didn’t return messages left Thursday.
And there, problem solved! Now pull your collective head’s out of CAIR’s hind end, and start acting like strong Americans….again….instead of a bunch of PC bowers and scrapers to the enemies of the country.
To date, five exceptions have been granted nationwide. Four of the exceptions were for servicemen belonging to the Sikh faith, and one was for an Orthodox Jewish rabbi serving in the Army Reserve, Wright said, adding that he didn’t know how many people had applied for an exception.
“Persons who are in active combat are less likely to get granted,” he said. “They have to have a good seal around their neck to prevent the leakage of their gas mask equipment, and a beard and/or a turban could be problematic.”
The turbans of the Sikhs, and the yamaka of the Orthodox Jews, ARE religious. That head scare is NOT.
“We are an emerging group in the U.S., and as we emerge, there are inevitably going to be instances where rules, albeit not intentionally, disadvantage Muslims,” he said. “But there is a difference between possible discrimination and safety. If the rule is designed around safety, that’s just acknowledging a reality.”
And there in lies the problem. An “emerging group” that wants to destroy the U.S. FYI CAIR….I’m one of those who will NOT be bowing to Mecca. I’ve no doubt there a whole lot of us who will push back!