Saturday, June 18, 2011

About the Impersonator at the Conference

Politico put this out there as an article, and i'd just like to ask everyone, including the people who decided to pull the man off the stage for his joke about President Obama, this one question:


The article says "Comedian." It's the second word.

I'm planning to have a great night, I hope you have the same.

I don't have much else to say, I guess. That should explain it all.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Little Media Bias for You, Courtesy of The Los Angeles Times

It’s subtle.

To someone from the left it’s artful, and to someone who doesn’t pay attention to politics it doesn’t even exist.

From the Los Angeles Times comes media bias at its finest, and it is a perfect example of what we must realize we are up against this election cycle if we wish to see Barack Obama become a one-term President.

The headline reads, “In a switch, GOP's Michele Bachmann talks of empathy.”

Switch? Really?

I would like to ask the editorial staff at the L. A. Times to please document exactly when Michele Bachmann has spoken out against the concept of empathy. I ask that they cite specific statements, during specific interviews, on specific dates and offer links to transcripts, video, or audio clips in which it can be clearly shown that Michele Bachmann does not have empathy for struggling Americans.

This hit-piece begins based in fact, which helps it appear relatively innocuous to the political novice.

In her first televised interview since declaring her presidential candidacy, Michele Bachmann accused President Obama of having a “shocking" lack of empathy toward Americans victimized by the struggling economy.

“I talk to people. I care about people,” the Minnesota Republican told Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity Wednesday evening. “The president has no understanding of what is happening in real people's lives.”

In the next paragraph there is a funny little grammatical error, but hey… they are the professional media, they’re smarter than us. The writer, James Oliphant, must have a good reason for leaving out the word “she” as he described the “generally” high marks Mrs. Bachmann has received since Monday night’s grunt-fest.. er.. debate hosted by CNN’s John King.

I mean after all, this is a conservative, a woman, and she has credentials beyond pretty much any woman the left has ever offered upon the political scene. Why on earth would the left-leaning media distort anything? Silly, silly me.

Anyway… back to the article.

“Bachmann has been highlighting her experience both in the House, as a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, and her work as a tax lawyer—perhaps as a means to counter the tendency for many political observers to view her as simply a less bombastic and more disciplined version of Sarah Palin.”

Truly, there’s the most important element of all, buried carefully within that paragraph: the Sarah Palin comparison.

If you think you’ve seen all of that comparison you’re going to see… let’s just say I predict right here, right now that should Bachmann win the GOP nomination, MSNBC and most of the media will have them all but being married to the same man when it’s all said and done.

And the word, “Simply;” Do you think that word isn’t strategically placed? Remember, conservatives are "simple-minded" people according to the elite liberal media.

As a writer, I admire the use of the word “Bombastic.” What an excellent choice of words. After all, Sarah Palin has been labeled “Bombastic” since she came upon the national scene. Even as the Jared Loughner shooting of Gabrielle Giffords was discussed (after all he was the psycho who did the shooting, does anyone even know his name?) the word “Bombastic” was used in articles referring to Palin and her infamous "Cross-Hairs Imagery," as if Palin or any conservative had anything to do with Loughner's mental instability.

Therefore, why not go ahead and transfer that malicious word right on over to the new brunette female Republican on the scene?

And since we’re discussing the “New Tone of Civility;”

While President Obama was offering the idea that Republicans “Drove America into the ditch” I didn’t hear the word “Bombastic” used to describe him. When he said “The Cambridge Police acted stupidly” even though he admitted he didn’t have all the evidence, I didn’t hear “Bombastic” used to describe The President. And when President Obama flat-out lied as talked about how Paul Ryan’s budget plan would “Make poor children, children with autism, and kids with disabilities fend for themselves,” I heard no use of the word “Bombastic.”

“But her decision to address Obama’s purported lack of empathy is notable—largely because Bachmann emerged into public notoriety as a vanguard of the slash-and-burn “tea party” movement, which largely took a mistrustful view of government in any context. Moreover, the term “empathy” is one that has long been derided by conservatives.”

Notice, this writer did not even capitalize the words “Tea Party.” After all, this is not a serious political thought process so it does not command or even deserve the respect of capital letters when written.

And if by “Slash and Burn” the writer means we ask the people who represent us to treat our tax dollars with respect and stop spending money like drunken sailors (no offense to drunken sailors everywhere) then yes, slash and burn it is.

And you’re darned right we’re mistrustful of government. Please, don’t try to tell me government is steeped in empathy. Our government, under President Obama’s stimulus plan, spent $71,000 for researchers at Wake Forest University to see how monkeys react under the influence of cocaine and nearly $1 million for the California Academy of Sciences to study exotic ants. The United States government is out of control and barely recognizes the purpose for which it was created by The Founders.

Back to that headline; empathy, as I see it, is exactly what Michele Bachmann represents.

Conveniently omitted from this L. A. Times article is discussion the fact that Bachmann was raised by a single mother. Also not mentioned are the 23 foster children she and her husband Marcus raised, in addition to five of their own natural children.

It will be interesting to see how many articles omit this incredibly important piece of information Americans need to know, about this woman the left does not want Americans to get to know.

When Michele Bachmann says that she is pro-life, she puts her personal story on the line and it counts. Giving a child up for adoption is a commendable and extremely difficult choice, and raising an adopted child or foster child is a remarkable choice people make; a choice that gives life a chance when a child might otherwise not have that chance.

Michele Bachmann's story is the story that liberals don’t want you to hear, because she walks the walk that matches her talk.

Michele Bachmann has voted against the Republican establishment consistently on major fiscal issues. She understands true conservative thought, and she does not hesitate to put principle over party. Bachmann knows exactly who she is and what it is that she believes. She is no flip-flopper, and there is no question about her record. She will not pander to gain a vote; she will persuade with conviction in order to earn a vote.

Michele Bachmann represents everything the liberal political machine can not debate, and this article is just the beginning of a process of defamation that must be countered with fact.

Michele Bachmann, in part thanks to and in cooperation with Sarah Palin, may just be the individual that finally destroys the left-leaning media’s slanderous attacks on conservatism in America. For if the media attempts to destroy Bachmann as they have attempted to destroy Palin, they can not win.

To attack one conservative woman and be proven so hysterical in their efforts as has been the case with Palin is one thing, but to do it again to a second, possibly more reputable conservative woman with a clearly proven track record?

Bring it.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday Night: A Little Fun, and a Prayer for Peace

In the news today amongst other stories, there’s the weenie named Weiner and his inability to recognize his own private parts, and there’s Sarah Palin playing the media like a fiddle.

In the first case we actually have reporters asking tough questions, like “Is that picture of you?” and then letting him slide without giving a direct answer. We can only imagine the reaction of the mainstream media, were Weiner a Conservative. Truth is it doesn’t matter much to me what Weiner is doing with his wiener and to whom he sends pictures, but the media double-standard is amazing to witness.

In the second case the media are griping because Palin, a non-candidate, is enjoying some time with her family, travelling across the eastern part of America and seeing historical sites. The media are disgruntled because Palin is not a candidate, and they are not entitled to a schedule, even though they desperately hang on every last word Palin says and every move she makes, because whether they like it or not Sarah Palin equals ratings and that’s what makes their bosses happy. That… and the fact that they have to stop “on the side of the road to pee" … apparently pisses them off.

Good grief.

And as if our media isn’t lame enough, here’s Chris Matthews, who seems to have forgotten (or conveniently omitted for the purpose of partisan analysis) Joe Biden's racist description of then-Senator Barack Obama, as Biden called Obama “The first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy."

Tonight on the inappropriately named MSNBC show “Hardball” hosted by the aforementioned tingly-legged host, Matthews was taking pot-shots at Mitt Romney and his clean, 50’s like character. In the process of offering his partisan perspective, Matthews said this about Romney:

I am not the most ardent supporter of Romney, although he'd be a far cry better for America than our current leader. But come on, Matthews... really? Are you that forgetful, or just that dishonest?

To top the night off... on a fun note, Matthews closed his show with commentary about the NBA Finals. If you don’t follow the NBA you won’t understand, but if you do follow the sport then you know that Dirk Nowitzki (pronounced nuh-vit-skee) is a one-man wrecking machine this playoff season, and that what he and the Dallas Maverics pulled off last night was nothing they haven’t done a few times already this year.

However, Matthews the frontrunner was all gleeful about the Miami Heat and their three-headed monster of Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh. Matthews was so unknowledgeable that he – a liberal elitist who should know better – did not pronounce the European Nowitzki’s name correctly, and although Matthews claims to be a fan of the sport, he seemed to know nothing of the talent that Dirk has displayed game after game throughout his entire career, and particularly this playoff season.

I don’t post very often lately, but I still pay a lot of attention to the news of our time. I have been very quiet about the situation brewing in the Middle East; not for lack of opinion or understanding, but because I have wanted to watch the story unfold and determine exactly what the truth is before offering my two cents.

I believe we are closer to the truth now than we’ve been in a long time, and I believe it is time for America to wake up and recognize the danger that lurks just around the corner.

Now that we are beginning to see the reality of the “Arab Spring,” I ask those of you who have not done so – please inform yourself.

Learn what is really happening in Egypt. Read about “Lara Logan being raped as her attackers yelled “Jew, Jew, Jew.”"Understand the position that Barack Obama first took, which was clearly that of an ally of the Muslim world and an antagonist to Israel.

Understand exactly how important peace in the Middle East truly is, and what the position of each side truly is.

Ask yourself this: if you had a neighbor who owned a gun and you owned a gun, and you promised each other to put down your guns, how would you feel if your neighbor constantly promised to put his gun down but then as soon as you dropped yours he began firing at you? Would you feel comfortable living next door to someone who had a clearly stated purpose of your extermination from Earth?

This is the relationship between the nation of Israel and the Muslim nations that surround that State. Israel has never fired upon any of its neighbors unprovoked, yet it is constantly attacked without provocation by those who have sworn to kill all Jews.

This is not a question of land that has been “occupied” by Jews. The land that is Israel today is the land that has always been the homeland of the Jewish people, and any land that is beyond what was originally granted during the creation of the State of Israel in 1948 was acquired (won) during wars that were initiated by Muslim nations.

There has never been a nation called Palestine, regardless of the modern American Liberal Democrat’s behavior and statements to the contrary. Palestine is a region, and while there are definitely people who lived in certain areas of that region who were displaced during wars, the idea that the “Palestinian Refugees” deserve to “go home” is far from the truth.

Today the people called “Palestinian Refugees” are nothing more than pawns being used by Muslim zealots from Iran and other Muslim nations under the banner of Hamas and Hezbollah, who hold power and have the desire to fulfill their believed prophecy of the extermination of the “Infidels.” Some of them may be good people, and some of them unfortunately have taken the political position of their "leadership" and believe that their plight is the fault not of their "leaders," but of the evil Infidel Jews.

Jerusalem is the center of the religious world. For those of Faith, the foundation of all creation is Jerusalem. Israel in its present condition under the leadership of Jews, allows persons of all religions to enjoy all the history and majesty of that land. Should Barack Obama and the Muslim world have their wish, Muslims would have control of almost all of the historical sites in Jerusalem, and the Muslims would not allow Jews and Christians to visit their most holy of locations.

It is time to take a stand, because while the American and liberal media have been portraying the “Arab Spring” as an uprising of youth with the desire for democratic freedom, that narrative is nothing close to the truth.

The truth is that while tyrannical dictators have indeed been removed from power, the Muslim Brotherhood, “a fanatical organization with ties to Nazis", is on a massive power grab and making inroads to the creation of a Caliphate. Should this come to pass, freedom in The Middle East will be in great peril, because Israel will be completely surrounded not by Muslims, but by radicals whose desire is the elimination of all Jews.

I stand with Israel. For the sake of freedom around the world, I hope you stand with Israel too.