Nearly 90 years later, Rogers’ observations on public policy and leadership continue to ring loud and clear. Let’s hope America is listening…
Now there is a quick survey to find out.
So who are these people making up the new class of our voting population. I say new class only because these people have been grouped together and given credit for handing this President his recent electoral victory by many in the Conservative media. I think this group of voters includes people from all age groups, races, economic demographics as well as political affiliation. But fear not, if you have any suspicion you may fall into this group there is now a quiz you can take to find out for sure where your voter IQ stands.
James O'Keefe (who outed Planned Parenthood and ACORN) exposes the hypocrisy of editors, MSNBC host & Eric Holder
What? Liberal journalists being exposed as HYPOCRITES?! I know, I know, hard to believe, but…
In late December, the Journal News published an interactive map along with the names and addresses of law-abiding gun owners in suburban New York City’s Westchester and Rockland counties. Not only were the gun owners incensed for privacy reasons, others–prosecutors, judges, or others who are hiding from stalkers or violent ex-spouses–fear for their safety.
The left-wing media remains smug and unrepentant. The public’s right to know, the public’s right to know, they holler! In their world-view, gun owners are bad people who deserve any discomfort this list might bring. read more »
MTV's newest reality shows cynically indulge dishonest stereotypes: Elitist exploitation at its contemptible worst
Two Americas exist in the imaginings of popular entertainment and media. One is a multicultural utopia cosseted in mawkish high-mindedness; the other makes Thomas Hobbes description of humanity as “poor, nasty, (and) brutish,” sound overly optimistic.
MTV’s newest reality shows “Buckwild” and “Washington Heights” cynically indulge both stereotypes. For anyone inclined to tune in, be forewarned: This is elitist exploitation at its contemptible worst. read more »
For most Americans, January is a month of new beginnings, looking forward to what secrets the New Year holds. Many are consumed with resolutions they won’t keep, and football championships. Then there are those of us that value the sanctity of human life, for which January holds a very different meaning. You see, January is National Sanctity of Life Month, and January 20th is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday for 2013.
Permit me, if you will, to share a few sobering, but necessary thoughts on this subject. Of particular significance, is the fact that we now mark the 40th anniversary of legalized abortion in the United States. Many Americans have been focused on the tragic school shootings in Newtown, Conn., and rightfully so. A gunman shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14 and slaughtered 20 first-graders and six educators. The gunman, who had also killed his mother that morning, committed suicide as police arrived. read more »
State Rights May Get Stronger
Timeless quotes on government and leadership. We should listen...
Will Rogers was the quintessential American. Despite being a high-school drop-out, the self-described Cherokee cowboy was an accomplished author/journalist/humorist/actor who enjoyed world-wide fame until his untimely death in a 1935 plane crash. He was witty, blunt, both liberal and innately conservative, compassionate, humble and hardworking—simply the best of who we are.
The Maryland referendum on gay marriage has been decided for now. However, the mindset and motivations leading up to such a decision are still in need of analysis and examination.
A couple of observations relating to it can be made regarding a column by Elbridge James of Progressive Maryland published in the 10/27/11 Gazette newspapers of suburban Maryland.
For starters, it is thoroughly established that Elbridge James is Black and borderline racist. He mentions his ethnic identity at least nine times in a piece of no more than 300 words.
Some of these references have very little to do with the topic at hand he is attempting to address.
For example, James writes, "Because I travel the state regularly speaking to Black voters of all ages and experiences on a variety of issues facing African Americans, I consider myself pretty plugged into the Black community." He concludes, "Continue to count on me when looking at African American support."
From his tone, one might assume this pigmentation narcissist was addressing a topic focusing particularly on HIS people such as sickle cell anemia awareness and prevention. It is in fact an oration in support of gay marriage. read more »
We Have Been Here Before, Only Dems Were On The Ropes
Yes Republicans were gut punched this last election. The re-election of a failed president, being rejected by half of the electorate can be a bit disheartening. Well I may be able to offer a bit of chin lifting inspiration to conservatives, Republicans or just people that think we are in a permanent downward spiral. With the prospect of another four years of out of control spending and little hope of Obama Care being repealed things look bleak especially when you you hear media oulets trumpet polls telling us Hillary Clinton is a shoe in for POTUS in 2016. read more »
Update Tuesday January 1, 2013: The Senate "fiscal cliff" bill passes in the House qualifying many House Republicans to be labeled with the term "bitch" along with the majority of their Senate counterparts!
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I hope that we can count on your support for upholding your oath of office and defend our 2nd. Amendment rights. This is not about semi-automatic weapons it is about who can have them. This is not about gun control but population control and we know it.
You people in the District of Corruption need to wake up and realize that We The People have had enough of you the tyrants. Your constant assault on our Liberties and Freedoms as defined by the Bill of Rights is not transmutable but finite. The last 4 words of the 2nd. Amendment reads as follows: "Shall Not Be Infringed" now what part of that statement don’t you and the rest of the DC ruling class elites comprehend.
You're direct defiance of your oath of office by signing legislation like NDAA 2012, the 2 debt ceiling increases, the refusal to investigate Fast & Furious, Benghazi, stimulus 1 & 2, QE1 2 3 3.5, et.al. I would run out of room just listing the criminal actions that have been committed that you and your colleagues have turned a blind eye to.
You incompetent assholes haven't passed a budget in going on 4+ years and you still can't because you are all too gutless to do what needs to be done. As I am writing this it is taking every ounce of restraint I can muster to keep from verbally chastising you for your actions and your co-conspirators who infest our government. You have spent me, my children and now my grandchildren into poverty and you come back for more. You and your cohorts gall is astounding! read more »
Let me get a grip on this truly warped situation our brave leaders have gotten us into. We are in fact spending 1 trillion dollars more then we take in to the federal coffers. When the Democrat lead congress passed two stimulus bills and what is know as the Omnibus spending bill, $410 Billion and 1000 pages added to the baseline budget to be spent every year. Is it any wonder why this group of mad spenders don’t want any discussion of a budget? Add the affordable care act to future budgets and you get a very grim picture of our fiscal house. Money we don’t have going to keep union employees employed, corporate crones from the green energy crowd, and to an every growing non producing sector now referred to as the middle class Read More
A Guest Blog : By Larry N. Smith, M.D., F.A.C.S. President of the Institute of Gainesville.
The Supreme Court of the United States has upheld the meaning and intent of the Second Amendment. Much has been made of the Heller decision, but in the context of the history of the Second Amendment and the milieu in which it was written, it is easy to appreciate the strict constitutional interpretation whence came the 5-to-4 decision.
The right of law-abiding American citizens to bear arms was clearly outlined by Justice Scalia’s majority opinion, but this will not go unchallenged by those who side with the minority. Attempts at using the argument “for the good of public health” as a justifiable reason to limit or annul the Second Amendment must be tempered with a realistic understanding of the pathology of the public-health problem. This desire to “regulate” one amendment can only lead to the de-facto regulation of the other amendments.
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Old-fashioned values in the aftermath of Sandy Hook.
Hollywood and their toadies in media and politics agree that “old-fashioned” values are just that: Old. Add to that cornball, obsolete, narrow-minded and malignantly uncool. Not a day goes by where we aren’t reminded that it’s a new day—a day where all you need to do to be awesomely hip is ridicule all those who go to church, listen to talk radio and, God forbid, identify themselves as conservative.
It’s so fun to be a member of the cool crowd, or as writer and Fox News host Greg Gutfeld calls the “tolerati.” You can get away with being a jerk and bigot while simultaneously accusing your target of being a racist. View the Matthews-Maddow-Bashir-O’Donnell-Sharpton cabal at MSNBC and you’ll see a loathing of traditional American principles that would shock our parents’ and grandparents’ generation. read more »
Today, as the horror of Sandy Hook is so terribly raw, we should do only one thing: Honor, mourn and pray.
They just need to shut up. The bodies of more than two dozen teachers and young children were still lying in pools of blood on the classroom floors of Sandy Hook Elementary, yet the special interest flacks, pundits and psycho-babblers descended like vultures on carrion. The gun-control zealots. The pro-Second Amendment advocates. The mental health experts. The we’re-going-to-Hell-in-a-hand-basket crowd.
There will be plenty of time to debate; there will be plenty of time to navel-gaze and ask why these horrific mass murders seem to be happening with alarming frequency. Not now. Not while the presents of the dead are still sitting wrapped under their Christmas trees, never to be opened. read more »
How many liberal myths can a mainstream news announcer cram into one innocent, 90-second, top-of-the-hour news briefing? On WABC’s New York affiliate one recent December evening, I counted eight.
First the news reader (as they more appropriately call them in Japan) cheerfully announced that seasonal hiring—inventory control agents, sales clerks, deliverymen—was way up this year compared to last year; that increased holiday spending was a sign the economy was improving; and that goods being purchased in the U.S. are unfortunately being made more often overseas.
There’s three myths right there: (1) elevated part-time hiring reflects economic health; (2) consumer spending drives growth; and (3) trade imbalances are harmful.
(1) That retailers are hiring more temporary help isn’t a sign the economy is thriving; it’s a sign there are more underemployed workers taking part-time work below their skill level. If permanent, full-time employment were stable, we wouldn’t see such a leap in short-term hiring during peak economic season. Increased part-time hiring also reflects employers’ reluctance to take on “full-time,” 30-hour-a-week employees whom they must soon provide health insurance per Obamacare. read more »
This ain't our daddy's union
An Italian immigrant, Salvatore worked 12 hours a days in waist-deep rancid water, the air fetid and filthy. Any day could be his last: Cave-ins and poisonous gas explosions commonly crushed the shafts carved into the West Virginia hillside. The pay was scarcely enough to feed his family. The squalid company-owned housing was worse. When he contracted a bacterial infection that eventually killed him, his older sons, ages 12 and 8, headed into the mines each day to support their mother and five siblings.
To the mining company, my grandfather Salvatore Quattrocchi was expendable. For his kids and millions of others in the mid-20th Century, however, their fight for fair wages and safe workplaces provided a pathway to the American dream. Unions helped make it happen. read more »
...On politics, American moxie and yes, even stupidity
In their chosen field, they were and are among the greatest minds in government, literature, entertainment and academia: Lincoln, Sowell, Churchill, Marx (Groucho, that is), Twain, TR and FDR, Kennedy, Rice, Wayne, Reagan, Thatcher, Paine, and Franklin.
Sixteen images displaying their words on politics, American moxie and yes, even stupidity. Nobody says it better.
Fiscal Cliff compromise: Same old story, same old song and dance, my friend
In between office parties and baking cookies, Americans are giving only a passing glance to how Washington is handling the nation’s fiscal future. Maybe we should be paying a bit more attention.
Just what are the President and Congress doing to avert a financial free fall? Well, to quote Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, it’s the same old story, same old song and dance, my friend. Sticking it to the rich and vilifying conservatives as heartless cads, President Obama is proposing $1.61 trillion in spending and tax increases versus $400 billion in cuts, which would reduce the deficit a meager eight cents on every dollar spent. Republicans, with limited leverage, are cannibalizing each other as they debate an achievable alternative. Meanwhile, threats and accusations from both sides are running amuck.
But we won’t let the Grinch steal our Christmas joy! In the spirit of the season, our WEEKLY MEME MASH is in honor (er, maybe "honor" isn't exactly the right word) of the leadership shown by our elected officials. We could use the laughs...