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I must be on the wrong planet, or in a parallel universe…the Twilight Zone… cuz this sure can’t be the same place where I was born. It just can’t be!
My country wouldn’t humiliate the military, and treat them like trash. She wouldn’t condemn a person for their belief in God, or those who live by His Word. My country wouldn’t welcome murderers with open arms. My country wouldn’t try to disarm her citizens so they are unable to defend themselves, murder innocent veterans and civilians. My fellow citizens wouldn’t cheer a tyrant! They would fight against him as they have done so many times in the past. My country wouldn’t allow the shredding of the second most important document in the history of the world! My country wouldn’t practically outlaw the first most important.
I wake up every morning, praying I have returned to my country, the land of my birth. The nation were God given liberties are prized above all else. Every morning, I am, once again, horrified to find myself in this place. A place where I am labeled an extremist for believing in God, and the liberties HE granted me, laid out in HIS Word, reinforced by the Constitution of the United States. I don’t know what country this is, but I want to go home!
Are ya pissed off yet??? No? Then what does it take? Blocking veterans, shafting heroes’ families, destroying private businesses, spitting in the face of the American people…just how much more are you willing to put up with from the criminals in D.C.??? When that POS declares martial law???
H/T: The Bunker via Weasel Zippers.
…and screw you Barack Hussein!!! You aren’t even worth the gum stuck to the bottom of their shoes!
Swiped from The Tea Party and Chris via Facebook.
Some people can’t seem to understand why anyone would support marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Indeed, Justice Anthony Kennedy argued last week that the only reason Congress had for passing the Defense of Marriage Act was to “disparage,” “injure,” “degrade,” “demean,” and “humiliate” others. Justice Kennedy says we’re denying dignity to people in same-sex relationships.
But it is his ruling that denies dignity to those who don’t think a same-sex relationship is a marriage. His ruling denies dignity to the millions of Americans and their elected officials who have voted to pass laws that tell the truth about marriage.
The rhetoric from the Court attacking the goodwill of the majority of Americans—who know marriage is the union of a man and a woman—is not helpful. The marriage debate will continue, and all Americans need to be civil and respectful.
Authorities say a man attending a Toby Keith concert in New Jersey’s most impoverished city climbed a fence into a housing complex, waved a Confederate flag and shouted racial slurs at residents.
33-year-old Darren Walp of Ridley Park, Pa., was arrested in Camden Saturday. He’s charged with bias intimidation, harassment and criminal trespassing and is in the Camden County Jail with bail of $5,000.
I don’t recall it being against the law to be ignorant. If it was, the prisons would be a LOT more full than they are now! I also don’t recall anything in the 1st Amendment stating you can use your freedom of speech, but you can’t offend anyone. If this clown is arrested, why haven’t all those who shout racial slurs at white people been arrested? Ya can’t have it both ways. Folks want to talk about ‘fair’, but these days, it’s only fair if white, Christian, conservatives, or idiots such as this clown are charged. Everyone else gets a free pass!
And I really wish these morons would stop using the Confederate battle flag as a prop to promote racism. That’s not what that flag was all about, and it annoys me to no end for people to claim it was about slavery, and the Southern DEMOCRATS wanting to keep it. Well, they did, but there weren’t that many slave owners who stood up against the federal government. It was a 10th Amendment issue for most soldiers. Slavery was already on the decline among white, and many former slaves were slave owners themselves, disproportionately so.
The fact is large numbers of free Negroes owned black slaves; in fact, in numbers disproportionate to their representation in society at large. In 1860 only a small minority of whites owned slaves. According to the U.S. census report for that last year before the Civil War, there were nearly 27 million whites in the country. Some eight million of them lived in the slaveholding states.
The ordinary Southern folks didn’t want the feds telling them what they could and could not do. Yes, slavery was one issue, but it was not the only issue. Slavery is an evil that is still in practice in several countries, which shall not be named in this post. Slavery would have ended on it’s own. Should the slaves have been freed? Oh HELL yeah. It was used as a very effective rallying cry for the north. But what those in the north did not realize, and apparently still don’t, is that what they were fighting for was a larger, and more intrusive, federal government, and fewer rights of the states.
Back to the assclown. Should he have been given a smack down? Verbally, of course. Yes. Should he have been arrested? No. Stupidity, sadly, isn’t a crime. If it was, every Obama supporter, in and out of the government, would be behind bars.
Those Stars and Bars should be a reminder of just what was lost, and needs to be regained. Liberty. We are in bondage to a tyrannical government, and those who shout the loudest about racism are the ones who put us there.
Agree. Disagree. I don’t give a flying flip!
This is so awesome! So real! So TRUE!! PAY ATTENTION!!!
No one…and I mean NO ONE has the right to tell you what you need. YOU know better than anyone else what your needs are, but do you know what your GOD give RIGHTS are? Are you willing to allow some jackwagon to take them away from you? GOD gave us the right to speak, to worship, to defend, to be free! The Bill of Rights just reiterates this, so that NO MAN can take them away from us!!
Donnie Harwood, Tn Tea Teams Coordinator led his team into battle yesterday (Tuesday) in a huge community meeting about the push for Sharia law compliance in Tennessee. Donnie estimates that there were over 1500 people in attendance along with FBI agents, Islamic Imams and elected officials.
This was a perfect opportunity for a Tea Teams “Pledge of Allegiance” mission and Donnie and his crew did it right. They brought a large American flag with them and spontaneously launched into the pledge of allegiance…..joined by the majority they “shouted” ONE NATION UNDER GOD! The rafters shook with the enthusiasm of American patriotism.
Tennessee got its first glimpse of the new Tea Teams USA. Our roaring lion logo was on display and Donnie received many positive comments from the citizens.
Tea Teams is now in demand for other events in Tennessee and Donnie and his team are gearing up to take on all comers.
When Tea Teams roar, the American heart listens.
Score one for the GOOD guys!
What? The 1st Amendment, THAT’S what! And we don’t take kindly to some damn fool, appointed by another damn fool, telling us what we can, and cannot say, when or where! They might buy into that garbage up in the northeast, but we in the South have different ideas…like…oh…I dunno… GOD GIVEN RIGHTS!
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;
or the right of the people peaceably to assemble,
and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Last night, quite a few patriots showed up for the Bill Killian show. The actual number varies on who ya talk to! One friend, who was there, says there were about 1000, this piece says 600 to 800. The media source claims about 300. I’ve learned, when it comes to the media and the RIGHT, always multiply their number by a minimum of 2, or at least 3, if not more. The Nashville ABC affiliate has video, with a rather hostile reporterette.
What these government appointees don’t seem to understand is that our rights do NOT come from the Bill of Right! What it does it affirm what God gave us from the gitgo!
Something that should be figured out by any rational person is that you have the right to speak your mind, but you do NOT have the right to NOT be offended. WE are offended that our government is kowtowing to a murderous political cult masquerading as a religion, but I don’t see anyone standing up for OUR rights. We must stand up on our own, and fight the insanity that has invaded our justice system.
Contrary to what many seem to believe, Christians ARE allowed to fight back…. physically if need be!
Luke 22:36(b) “…and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.”
We have not taken up swords, but don’t push us!
…There’s No Separating Faith And Politics
KMOV anchorman Larry Conners has been “advised” by KMOV’s parent company Belo Corp. to not make statements, post on Facebook, or participate in interviews concerning a recent controversy over Facebook comments he made about the Internal Revenue Service.
Conners has hired St. Louis attorney Merle Silverstein. Silverstein issued a letter to media outlets claiming that the corporate order “is the only reason for his silence.”
Hmm…. Seems to me, this would be a news story. Journalism dude is being hammered by the IRS, then interviews the POTUS, and gets hammered by the IRS? Yep…seems like there’s a story there somewhere. What’cha wanna bet he’s one of the few…VERY FEW…in the news biz that leans conservative? And he’s having his own 1st Amendment right of ‘free speech’ being violated? Yep….a bigger story than there was originally.
“Any issue he has with the IRS are personal issues. They have nothing to do with our television station KMOV or him as a journalist,” Mike Valentine, vice president for content at Belo, told the website BuzzFeed earlier this week. “As a news anchor, he owes a duty to our viewers to report in an unbiased manner. His Facebook post and his Twitter posts, as a result, were inappropriate. And we don’t condone personal posts that jeopardize the journalistic nature of our business. It’s really that simple.”
Oh, I dunno Mikey….I’d say that the bias is already there in the “news”. The man mentioning IRS issues on his FB page, likely only seen by locals that follow him, and now it’s national news? Well now, I’d say that YOU, Mikey, have made this a bigger issue than it would have been if you had allowed the man to do his job, and speak his mind. And now, he’s off the air? Very interesting, don’cha think, eh Mikey??
Swiped from Politichicks:
To Sheila Jackson-Lee, With Love
by Sam Janney
Dear Ms. Jackson-Lee,
It has come to our attention, the conservative bloggers of the world that you would prefer if we “shut up.” We had no idea that we were in any way offending your delicate, tender sensibilities and from the bottom of our hearts, we are sorry.
We are sorry you are so obviously intimidated by our conservative voice that you feel the need to tell us to “shut up.” Honestly, being strong supporters of the first amendment we thought you, as a representative of the people, would be as well. You have been known to voice an abundance of ignorant statements, and while we snicker a bit at you, we would never insinuate in any way that you should shut up. Okay, we might wish you would educate yourself before opening your big mouth, but we would never just blatantly express such disdain for you, especially on television.
We are sorry you feel the need to continue down the path of division, propagating racism and class warfare. Granted, we know you have an agenda to push (all politicians do), but it saddens us that this is your passion. In the same interview where you told conservative bloggers to “shut up,” you also said that it shouldn’t be “Buy American,” it should be “Buy African American.” Personally, we feel that regardless of race, color, sex or creed, we are all Americans and are perplexed that you would want to segregate the black community as part of your agenda.
We are sorry you can’t see the bigger picture when it comes to challenges facing our great country, and would rather focus on creating a climate where conservatives are the bad guys and liberals are the victims. While we focus on the ability of all people to succeed on their own accord, you continue to push the idea that government is the answer to all our woes and even go as far as to tell people they are entitled and should go out of their way to become dependent via government programs. This is ironic because ultimately government dependence creates a cycle of poverty, trapping people and in a way, enslaving them. You of all people, who recently said you “Stand here as a freed slave…” should understand this more than anyone.
Finally, we are sorry you clearly don’t understand what it is we’re trying to accomplish. We are only a threat if you or your colleagues are lying to the American people, stealing from them or behaving in a way that we find unacceptable in an elected official. If you are honest, forthcoming and truly working under the Constitution to do what is right for this country, you need never worry about us.
Of course, since you wouldn’t understand the Constitution if we explained it to you with puppets and crayons, then yes, you should worry. We’ll see you in the blog-o-sphere.
…there were REAL reporters, a REAL media, and a reasonably informed public.
The network morning shows on Thursday went into tabloid overdrive for the Jodi Arias verdict and an abduction case in Ohio, offering a staggering 56 minutes of coverage.
In contrast, NBC, CBS and ABC allowed just under seven minutes combined to hearings on the 2012 terrorist murder of a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya. This is a disparity of eight-to-one.
Does anyone remember back when the news was just that….news? Something happened, it got reported. Not analyzed, but reported…with the who, what, when, where, and how. We had investigative reporters, getting to the bottom of a story, “just the facts, ma’am”. I vaguely remember that time. Do you? If not, you are younger than I am, and I feel bad you have nothing to compare with the current crop of talking heads.
Here’s a video of Beck discussing this issue:
If you rely strictly on one source for your information, you are depriving yourself of a lot of valid information! Jodi Arias murdered her boyfriend, found guilty. Ok. Happens a lot. 3 young ladies missing for over 10 years, found, reunited with families. Happy ending for a change. Four murdered Americans and an administration cover up? Not news worthy. Think we have our priorities just a wee bit skewed??