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As this election approaches the economy seems to be the biggest topic everyone is focusing on. The tragedy in Benghazi also seems to be a growing issue and one the President is trying his hardest to avoid. There is however, another issue, that must be addressed, or should I say readdressed. Earlier this year it was brought to many people's attention that all businesses including religious organizations would have to provide insurance coverage for birth control.
The main religious organization that this would affect is the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church is against the use of any type of birth control. I understand that many of you probably don't see the big issue in using birth control. I am not writing tonight to debate or argue about whether birth control is right or wrong. We can save that for another day. Tonight I am writing to you about the current administrations belief that it can bully and force a religious organization to do what they want it to do. Last time I checked the first amendments stated that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. Seems to me that Obamacare is violating the first amendment. read more »
...where bias and elitism roam
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away was a media dedicated to providing facts to the American public. Editorially, newspapers had a partisan slant but the best prevented bias from spilling over to the news coverage. We shared our dinner hour with Walter, David and Peter and although all three were unapologetic liberals, viewers didn’t feel misled and patronized by the anchors or correspondents. Overzealous young reporters like me would be kicked in the rear for using adjectives and pronouns. By design our press was adversarial; they weren’t propagandists for any political party.
My, have things changed. Despite their cries to the contrary, the majority of establishment media today makes little attempt to disguise their elitism, political leanings and out-and-out disdain of most Americans. When inconvenient, scandals and corruption are ignored; intolerance is fine—even funny—when it’s aimed at the “other.”
In the electronic age, however, we derided “others” have a platform all our own. And we’re using it. In light of the disgraceful coverage of the 2012 election and the press blackout on the Benghazi terrorist attack, welcome to our WEEKLY MEME MASH: lapdog media edition. read more »
Will the "divide and conquer" strategy reelect President Obama?
Chances are you don’t go through life questioning your self-identity. Our culture, a melding of family and community values, religious convictions and where we grow up—determines who we are. Always has, always will.
Yet to some, this is simply not so. They divvy our identity into hyphens and asterisks; using gender, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity to carve a crevice into our essential character. Lizzie from Peoria is redefined as a hyphenated Indian-American, asterisked single parent. In one rhetorical stroke, Lizzie is fragmented into pieces detaching her from the greater population; a rank tactic long used by demagogues to foment suspicion and hatred. read more »
Mitt Romney doesn’t need to win Ohio to win the presidential election, he needs to do well enough overall that he ends up winning Ohio. There’s a huge difference.
First, remember that correlation is not causation. Ohio voters do not cause voters in other states to vote one way or another, such that securing Ohio votes secures votes in other states. Ohio reflects a larger trend.
The Electoral College scenarios by which Romney can win the election start to proliferate at the point where he’s doing so well generally that the most likely outcomes include him snagging Ohio. The site 270ToWin reports that there are 161 combinations of swing states Romney can win to reach 270 electoral votes, but that 8 out of the 10 most probable ways involve winning Ohio. Nonetheless, Romney should concentrate on doing well generally, not spending all his time in Ohio. read more »
How do you think the spin is going to go when the LSM’s (Lame Stream Media) ‘Chosen One’ sails off to Valhalla, or wherever it is they farm out old worn-out commie ideologues? It occurred to me that the one group that could not find a depth of moral or professional depravity too low to plumb, in order to further the myth that is Barack Hussein Obama, just may have been in large part responsible for what could be a historic landslide repudiation of everything Barry Hussein and his DeMarxists stand for. The LSM created a myth in their own fevered mind.
Whoever the ‘they’ are that nurtured and shielded the nascent Barack Hussein Obama on his meteoric rise to Marxist prominence, which included the sequestration of all of MaoBama’s personal records from his questionable birth records, right through to his relatively meteoric rise from the streets of Chicago as a lowly ‘community organizer’ and shyster for the thankfully now discredited ACORN organisation are, in my opinion, the same ones who have directed the media’s fabrication of a Barack Hussein Obama who does not now, nor ever did, exist. read more »
Because, like Mitt Romney, we believe it's hip to be square
Being decent has its drawbacks—just ask Mitt Romney. The New York Times dedicated two pages in last week’s Sunday edition to his lack of cool, jeering the Governor’s “1950’s language” and “Gomer Pyle routine” for being “old timey.” We beg to differ. American values are not fickle; our core beliefs are not seasonal like Baskin Robbins’ flavor of the month.
For that reason, we are poking an eye at the stereotypes of conservatives and dedicating our WEEKLY MEME MASH to images that celebrate our gosh-darn exceptionalism as well as satirize the critics of "old timey" American culture. Because, to quote Huey Lewis, we believe “it’s hip to be square.”
Rush Limbaugh was listing his theories on why Benghazi-gate happened. He offered reasons such as the cover-up for lack of security at the consulate, that the deaths gave lie to the Obama narrative that Al-Qaeda has been irreparably damaged or he also opined it was just a cover up of Obama’s lack of interest. It could easily be a far more sinister reason.
The Fast and Furious program, now a scandal, was designed to intentionally sell U.S. guns to Mexican drug gangs. Those guns, they knew, would ultimately be used to kill people in Mexico and the United States. With proof of U.S. guns, sold by American gun shops to drug cartels, the Obama administration would have the evidence they needed to start controlling gun sales in border-states. Obama said as much in a 2009 speech in Mexico. But, guns are easily transportable, so the ring of gun restrictions would ultimately have spread across the U.S. If it had not been for some untimely murders and a few, now harassed whistleblowers, it could have succeeded.
Instead of disinterest, could the White House have seen this “unfortunate bump in the road” in Libya, as an opportunity? Former Obama advisor Rahm Emanuel once said “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” I’m not suggesting the Obama administration set this up. Logistically that would have been impossible, but following the Saul Alinsky principle of letting no crisis go un-utilized, could the anti-Christian Obama White House have seen the death of our ambassador as yet another way to suppress Christian free speech? read more »
Mitt Romney may have been too polite in Monday night’s presidential debate to critique the Obama administration’s mishandling of the Benghazi terrorist attack, but I’m not.
Immediately after presidential candidate and potential Commander-in-Chief Romney opined on the Libya attacks last month, Democrats tripped all over themselves to condemn him for opening his mouth:
Watchblog.com declared, “Republicans Have Embarrassed Themselves Over Benghazi.”
OpEd News announced, “Mendacious Mitt Politicizes Benghazi.”
Joan Walsh bemoaned “Benghazi madness,” which she labeled “the latest right-wing conspiracy porn.”
How Big Bird and bayonets are dominating political discouse
Our nation is more than $16 trillion in debt. With stubbornly high unemployment, 23 million Americans are out of work while millions more settle for part-time jobs; half of college graduates can’t find work at all and are moving back in with their parents. Nearly a quarter of homeowners are underwater with their mortgages. The Middle East is in a free fall, Iran is fast-tracking its nuclear capability and instead of Al Qaeda being on the run, they are killing our ambassadors and grooming more terrorists. Medicare is going broke yet it is being pillaged to help fund Obamacare.
Regardless of political leanings, reasonable people can agree that we need a serious dialogue on how to confront America’s myriad challenges. Instead what are we getting—particularly from the supporters of President Obama—are fabricated fripperies irresponsibly disseminated in the mainstream media, instant websites, memes, Twitter hashtags, and Facebook pages. Vile comments and images are spreading like maggots on roadkill. Call it the Fluking of America.
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Often in their attempt to engineer our lives whether we want them to or not, contemporary liberals have a tendency to hand down any number of psychosocial laws or principles since most of them view us as little more than animals to herd into a corral. It seems that their behavior is often just as predictable.
For example, one of the cardinal principles to understanding contemporary liberalism is that the policies that they initially enact as voluntary will ultimately be enforced as mandatory..
Gaining in popularity in large cities and metropolitan areas across the United States is an occasion called “Car-Free Day.” It is pretty much as it sounds. For no other reason than that they have duped most into believing that they are better than everybody else, social planners have told us that we are suppose to voluntarily forego the use of our personal automobiles for a day in favor of public transportation and bio-locomotion (forms of transit such as walking where we want to go or riding a bike).
Eventually, this will go from occasional and voluntary to mandatory and permanent. Some will denounce such a conjecture as typical conservative and conspiracy fearmongering.
But is it? It seems more like rational analysis of the mass media. read more »
I have recently been engaged in running dialogue with several “useful idiots” over Mitt Romney’s recent speech at the Al Smith Dinner. And the disconnect displayed by several respondents to 1 simple statement I made that: “THIS is how an AMERICAN PRESIDENT? ACTS!” has been if anything; enlightening to the mindset of these individuals. The first comment I received was the following:
IT WAS WRITTEN FOR HIM, FAGGOT.?
And the descent into discourse continued at an accelerated rate from all sides with my help. The fact that my comment was based on the closing statement that Mr. Romney made was inconsequential to the discussion and completely missed by the zealous left. And my response was less than cordial from that moment on. read more »
Conservative commentators have been suggesting that last night’s townhall debate at Hofstra University was filled with liberal plants, but I fear it was stocked with something more insidious: uncommitted voters.
Last night’s audience could have been brimming with bright, informed citizens who pay attention to daily events and engage in critical thinking about politicians’ claims, but weren’t quite convinced that either candidate would address their concerns.
Instead the audience came off like dazed sleepwalkers who recited their questions off cards as if someone else had handwritten them in crayon.
Thus, we were treated to such penetrating probes as:
Mr. President, I voted for you in 2008, but I’m not sure if I will in 2012. Why is everything I buy so expensive?
President Obama, why don’t women who make different life choices earn the exact same salaries as men?
Governor Romney, are you really George W. Bush in disguise?
We also had this dinger:
“Doesn’t the Laffer Curve predict that lowering marginal federal income tax rates boosts government revenue?”
Just kidding! How will voters who haven’t made up their minds between Reagan Lite and Saul Alinsky, Jr. ever understand the Laffer Curve?
One uncommitted voter ventured, “Mr. President, your energy secretary Steven Chu said it’s not his department’s policy to lower gas prices. Is this true?” read more »
John Solomon reports that federal investigators have opened up 1900 investigations into fraud associated with the president's economic stimulis plans. You can make that 1901.
SolarCity, a multiple recipient of "green energy" grants, loans and contracts, is being received a subpoena in July from the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Treasury to determine whether the company was part of a scam to inaccurately stated the fair-market value of their PV systems when applying for funds under the Treasury's Section 1603 cash-grant program.
"The Department of Justice could decide to bring a civil action to recover amounts it believes were improperly paid to us," SolarCity writes in its SEC filing. "If it were successful it asserting this action, we could then be required to pay damages and penalties for any funds received based on such misrepresentations."
SolarCity's CEO is Elon Musk. Musk has made a career of making political contributions to the Obama campaign and, in exchange, getting cash back from the taxpayers.
Musk's electric car company Tesla received millions from the Department of Energy and his futuristic space company SpaceX is getting contracts from NASA. read more »
This has been sticking in my craw for a long time, but it came to the forefront yesterday evening when I was listening to Mark Levin speaking to Michele Bachmann on his syndicated radio program. Michele Bachmann has been targeted not only by the Demarxists, but by her own party. Folks, this is just sick stuff.
Her opponent in this race is a typical lefty, spouting ‘moderate’ themes only to turn hard left once in office. The difference here is that Michele’s opponent, Jim Graves, has very deep pockets with an estimated worth of somewhere around 140 million dollars. He has pumped enormous amounts of his own money into his campaign effort. Michele has no such resources, other than the money contributed by her supporters. She’s no stranger to competition, having won her last four congressional election races. read more »
Leaders who pander to a select ethnic or cultural group by demonizing others are hardly new. The United States has a long history of such ignoble characters—Huey Long, Father Charles Coughlin, Joseph McCarthy, George Wallace, and Al Sharpton among them—who gain power by lighting a flame of blame and revulsion on a dangerous “other.”
In years past, we called them demagogues, rabble-rousers, race-baiters, and bigots. Such fear mongering was considered shameful and despicable. Until now. Demagoguery has been reinvented to fit a new era: Welcome to Identity Politics, 2012.
In popular media, the image of an intolerant extremist is cliché—a populist white social conservative from flyover country who objectifies women and hates gays, minorities and smart people. In truth, too many Michele Bachmanns and Todd Akins still exist, but thankfully more and more conservatives are disavowing their worst actors. As they should. read more »
That whooshing sound you heard, after the first presidential debate on Wednesday night, was the collective exhalation of the breath of every Patriot Tea Party member in the nation. We’d all hoped that Mitt Romney would at least hold his own with the ‘Anointed One’, whose brilliance, we had been assured by the Lame Stream Press, eclipsed that of all mortal men.
To my absolute delight, after the first few minutes, it became readily apparent that Mitt Romney not only had the effrontery to challenge the media messiah… he neatly filleted him… in a gentlemanly sort of way. It’s what we didn’t see that enthused me the most. We didn’t see the ‘milquetoast’ Romney that the leftover hacks from the Bushees have tried to create. “Oh”(wringing of hands),”don’t attack Obama, you’ll be seen as racist”. “You’ll offend the minority vote”. “Ooh, don’t do that, you’ll lose the women’s vote”. ‘Don’t do this and don’t do that’… and we saw the results of that kind of thinking all over the John McCain disaster in 2008. read more »
Contrary to popular opinion, which is being grossly distorted by the detestable misreporting of left-leaning pollsters, Mitt Romney is not floundering in the race against President Obama.
Every time you read a story about how Romney must “reverse course” after a “disastrous month” of “Obama momentum,” realize that this narrative was entirely created by biased pollsters and a complicit media seeking to sway election turnout.
Left-leaning pollsters are actively trying to discourage conservative voters and donors, put the Republican ticket on the defensive, and suppress GOP turnout. What’s the proof?
Modern-day pollsters weight their raw sample results to match the electorate by expected turnout for key demographic groups. Almost every poll showing Obama ahead of Romney in swing states by double digits uses a weighting model that predicts Democratic turnout equal to or greater than it was in 2008. Specifically, these polls overweight demographic groups that flocked out en masse for Obama in 2008 and underweight anti-Obama groups. read more »
This is the eve of the most important election of our lifetimes. Quite possibly the most important in our country’s two hundred and thirty six year history, keeping mindful that we were fighting for our freedom then, and that this election is no less than a war to maintain those freedoms preserved for us in fields of conflict all over the globe.
Barack Hussein Obama is an evil man. Look beneath the false smile and ingratiating words and there’s rot and corruption seething away just under the surface. This is an extreme left-wing radical, inculcated from birth with ultra radical memes. Why be surprised by a snake when it behaves like a snake?
There are some disturbing facts out there that seem to be getting ignored in all the Lame Stream Media’s hype, hoopla and misdirection. In the first part of this article, published last week, I mentioned Janet (the Mustache) Napolitano. Her ‘Homeland Security’ has set new standards for intrusive deviance and malfeasance in office… while ‘securing’ absolutely nothing. Three hundred and fifty-one or more Homeland Security ‘officers’ dismissed for theft. Thuggish behavior, more in line with Adolf Hitler’s ‘Brown Shirts’ than an American agency, are the rule rather than the exception. read more »
It sounds like a ludicrous claim. But the 80’s cartoon G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero might just be the Rosetta Stone to understanding early 21st century culture and politics.
In the series, the troops of the terrorist organization determined to take over the world are referred to as “vipers”.
It seems those using that same name are on the verge of threatening human freedom here in the real world. However, now it seems it might not be so easy to tell the difference between those claiming to be good guys and the bad guys.
Americans have begrudgingly grown accustomed to TSA operatives in the name of airline safety inflicting an assorted array of abuses upon travelers ranging from having to remove shoes, to being forced to drink the breastmilk intended for their infants, the public spilling of colostomy bags, and to hearing their toddlers scream at the top of their lungs as the tots are molested by security apparatchiks placing their hands where anyone else would be placed on an offender registry and forced to live their remaining days under a bridge. read more »
Just as President Obama’s “you didn’t build that” gaffe was, contrary to his defenders’ insistence, worse when experienced in context, his “I actually believe in redistribution” remark is more alarming when examined in toto.
Last week Mother Jones released a videotape of Mitt Romney at a Boca Raton fundraiser telling his audience that the 47% of the American population who pay no federal income tax see themselves as victims, automatically support Obama, and cannot be swayed by targeted campaign efforts.
The media went wild over Romney’s statement, accusing him of not caring about half the population and of attempting to carve out an electorate who support his elitist economic policies.