Have I mentioned that Rachel Maddow is an idiot? You all need to watch this whole video. All of it.
H/T Michelle Moore.
Have I mentioned that Rachel Maddow is an idiot? You all need to watch this whole video. All of it.
H/T Michelle Moore.
So someone tweeted this post yesterday, and if I could remember who it was I’d give credit. Just a heads up: language warning. Lots of it is liberal hate speech but I want to touch on a few things, since I think what he’s saying about GOP is pretty much in line with the rest of the left. I’m censoring what I quote.
Global Warming is Real – Even if you don’t believe it, the rest of the world does. That means you have to accept the reality of the situation and adjust accordingly. Suddenly it is cool to be eco-friendly and you guys are still the party that wants to drill in ANWAR. Even if you take the approach of “we don’t necessarily believe in it, but we are going to scale back efforts to <mess> up our environment just in case” that would be leaps and bounds ahead of your current strategy.
No and no. I’m all for taking care of the environment. Yeah, we make a mess of things and should clean it up. I do know that energy independence is critical, and I support drilling wherever there is oil. Our relations with the Middle East and Latin America depend on it. And if we are a nation that values the rights of polar bears over those of unborn children, we have way bigger things to deal with.
Education is Cool – Nominating Sarah Palin told the world that the GOP endorses stupidity. Cut. That. <junk>. Out. Even if you manage to elect a candidate that is obviously a moron, the truth will eventually come out. Didn’t we just go through this with 8 years of Bush? Hasn’t he effectively shown that electing unqualified people isn’t a good idea?
First of all, you’d be hard pressed to find a conservative who still supports Bush. Yes, I acknowledge that the GOP is not conservative anymore. Even so, I’d be willing to wager that most of the GOP faithful aren’t behind him either. Second, are we really still playing the Palin is stupid card? That seems to be the best course of action for the left when they can’t find anything else to shred her for. Did anyone listen to Biden throughout the campaign? Not only did he make FAR more detrimental gaffes, he has 36 years in the Senate behind him… shouldn’t he know better? Palin was an unbelievably quick study.
We want to talk about unqualified? I hate even validating this statement with a response, so I’ll keep it brief. No one has been able to show me one thing that Obama accomplished. Palin has done exceptionally well in her current office. Running a state requires a whole lot more intelligence than voting “present”. If we’re being completely honest, this whole conversation is irrelevant since Palin was running for VP and Obama’s campaign was for POTUS.
Stop Fighting Evolution – This is a hopeless battle that, in the long run, you won’t win. In fact, fighting this is just drawing resources away from more important issues. You need to tell you constituents that if they really believing in Intelligent Design, then they should teach it to their kids at home. End of story, move on.
I think part of this is true – it IS drawing resources away from more pressing issues. However, the ending statement completely lost me. Intelligent Design is a viable alternative to evolution and should be taught as such. Saying it should be taught at home when you fight so hard for public sex education, however, is a logic fail. Personally, I think THAT is what should be taught at home. I’d much rather teach my kid what they need to know about sex and let a teacher handle the theory of evolution. What kind of parent gets offended by the Intelligent Design teaching, but allows their kid to learn about sex from a stranger?
The Internet is Important – If you looked at the top 20% of Internet movers & shakers you would find that they are virtually all Democrats. And why are they Democrats? Because the Republicans have done their best to let the Telecoms, the RIAA and the MPAA run the Internet as they see fit. The DMCA is perhaps the best example of how conservatives don’t get it. You are doing your best to alienate a key group of young, intelligent, industrious innovators. Brush them off at your own peril. (incidentally, if you think I’m blowing this out of proportion look at Obama’s grassroots movement on the web and then look at McCain’s. Nuff said)
This point is one that we should take to heart. We absolutely dropped the ball on the internet campaign. 100%. I’m glad to see the movement on here now, and we need to keep the ball rolling forward. Groups like Smart Girl Politics, The New Republican, The Next Right, #dontgo, and #TCOT are moving us in the right direction. We need to keep that momentum going.
But by far the craziest has to be the notion that in order to fix the party the GOP has to become more conservative. Ok stop, you’re doing it wrong. You aren’t going to win anymore Presidential elections by campaigning harder in the South.
After all, Obama (if you haven’t noticed) is a centrist. And he will no doubt pull the Democratic party more into the mainstream. So what core issue will Republicans run on? Defending the country from terrorism? Good luck with that. Gay marriage is from the devil? Not enough people will care. Fiscal responsibility? Ha ha ha ha ha.
Wow. Could this be any more inaccurate? If we move any further to the left we will be to the left of a lot of Democrats. Conservatives are everywhere, and if Obama does 1/4 of what he says he’ll do, our country will implode and conservatives will be the ones rebuilding it.
Obama is a CENTRIST? His abortion stance is enough to remove that one. Take in to account his blatant redistribution push, his health care stance, and his plan to slash military spending, he is anything BUT a centrist. That just makes my head hurt. If you’re so far to the left that you think Obama is a centrist there may be no hope for you.
The end question, however is a good one. What DO we stand for? In my eyes, that should be small government, accountability for individuals and businesses, and minimal government spending. If we can’t lock down these basic principles, there really is no difference between us and the democrats, and we will be absorbed.
The country has had a little bit of time to digest what an epic train wreck of an idea these bailouts are. They finally got one right: the auto bailout was shot down. Tennessee’s Bob Corker has been all over this morning. Here’s his 3 part plan:
The best part? He fought appointing a “car czar”. We’ve already talked about how much I hate that term.
At some point we’ve got to cut the bleeding. This particular bailout hits closer to home for a lot of people, as there are millions of jobs in the US that depend on this industry. Shouldn’t that be all the more reason to make sure that it’s functioning properly? For an industry as large and important as the auto industry is, shouldn’t it be IMPERITIVE that they function efficiently? As long as they are opertaing with a UAW handicap, they will struggle.
Harry Reid expressed his profound sadness for our nation. I know I’m not alone when I want to punch him in the face. (No, I don’t really want to punch him.)
, D-Nev., called the bill’s collapse “a loss for the country,” adding: “I dread looking at Wall Street tomorrow. It’s not going to be a pleasant sight.”
And guess what. He’s right. Why? Because people value immediate security over a long term solution. Ugh. Why are American’s so short sighted?
New ABC interview with our name Gibson to air tonight. Should be an interesting “exit interview” of sorts… I already see the liberal gloating that will come of this. Some highlights:
“I think I was unprepared for war,” Bush told ABC News’ Charlie Gibson in an interview airing today on “World News”.
“In other words, I didn’t campaign and say, ‘Please vote for me, I’ll be able to handle an attack,’” he said. “In other words, I didn’t anticipate war. Presidents — one of the things about the modern presidency is that the unexpected will happen.”
In other words: Even though I’m the commander-in-chief of the most powerful military in the world, that whole going to war thing just really wasn’t on my resume. ::eye roll::
“A lot of people put their reputations on the line and said the weapons of mass destruction is a reason to remove Saddam Hussein,” Bush said. “It wasn’t just people in my administration. A lot of members in Congress, prior to my arrival in Washington, D.C., during the debate on Iraq, a lot of leaders of nations around the world were all looking at the same intelligence.
“I wish the intelligence had been different, I guess,” Bush added.
When pressed by Gibson, Bush declined to “speculate” on whether he would still have gone to war if he knew Hussein didn’t have weapons of mass destruction.
“That is a do-over that I can’t do,” Bush said.
He wishes the intelligence had been “different”. Not right. “Different”. It was a good move not to speculate, however. He’s going to take enough heat over the other quotes.
And this should set off the anti-amnestyers:
“I firmly believe that the immigration debate really didn’t show the true nature of America as a welcoming society,” he said. “I fully understand we need to enforce law and enforce borders. But the debate took on a tone that undermined the true greatness of America, which is that we welcome people who want to work hard and support their families.”
The tone seemed to be pleasant enough – I believe he uses the word “joyful”. He emphasizes that he has stuck by his principles.
“The thing that’s important for me is to get home and look in that mirror and say, ‘I did not compromise my principles,’” he said. “And I didn’t. I made tough calls. And some presidencies have got a lot of tough decisions to make.”
Should be interesting. I mean, not that I’m going to watch it. I’m just looking forward to the lefty reaction.
This was a guest author – just wanted to clarify that I didn’t write this. Credit for this beautiful post goes to Rob at Leaning Right.
As we celebrate the day when we do not feel guilty for overeating or loafing, we must also take time out to think about for what we are thankful. In recent years, Thanksgiving has been tarnished by those who spread lies about the first Thanksgiving (Indians cooked for all the white people, then the white people slaughtered them, etc.), people have become less and less apt to celebrate it. So today, I ask you all to take a break from the news. Take a break from your sweet potato pie and NFL football (how bout them Titans?). We live in the finest country on earth and there is no legitimate argument to not reflect on how lucky we are.
My list of thanks:
1) Lance Corporal James Daniel Hirlston, US Marine Corps, Rockvale, Tennessee. Died August 23, 2006, Anbar Province, Iraq.
James (or JD as we called him growing up) was one of my best friends as a child. In 3rd grade we did a science project on Mars. That summer, he stayed at my house for 9 weeks as his parents were out of town on a second honeymoon. He was one of the kindest, gentlest person I ever knew. We lost touch after 8th grade when we went to different schools, but I learned that he had dropped out of High School only to start back to get his diploma. After graduation, He wanted nothing more than to serve his country through the US Marine Corps. The newspapers never said exactly what killed him; only that he died conducting combat operations in Iraq. JD is a great American who died serving his country that he loved so well. His sense of patriotism is greater than any I will ever know. I am thankful for him.
2. 1st Lt. Frank Walkup, United States Army, Woodbury, TN. Died June 16, 2007, Kirkuk, Iraq.
I met Frank when I joined the JROTC unit at Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro, TN as a Freshman. Frank was the Batalion XO and the CO of the Drill Team. He immediatly took me as a friend and gave me the knickname “Scrub.” Frank was a natural leader who loved all people and never had anything mean to say about a single person. One day during PT, I was falling behind. Frank fell back and talked to me. “Scrub,” he said. “You cant let these guys beat you.” I told him I was just tired and out of shape and that I couldnt do it. “Look man,” he told me. “I’m a fatass and I smoke. I can still beat these guys and I know you can too. You know why? Cause I hate losing. I will die before I let someone else beat me. Now I know you can do it. Just step it up. The pain is good.” Frank was a motivator. After he graduated he enterred ROTC at UT-Knoxville and then entered the Army upon graduation as a Leuitenant. he was killed by an IED while serving his country in Iraq. I am thankful for Frank.
3. Sgt. Lee Krabel, US Army; Lt. Daniel Knick, US Army; Sgt. Eddie Bozeman, US Marine Corps; Sgt. Bradley O’brien, US Marine Corps; SPC. Shawn Napier, US Army; PFC. William Groce, US Army; Sgt. Josh Baker, US Marine Corps; Nickole Heater, US Air Force;
All of the above are people close friends of mine who have served their country in Uniform. Most of them are combat veterans of Iraq and/or Afghanistan. They have all risked their lives for our nation; for our freedom. I cannot begin to list all of the great things they have done and how they have effected my life. A simple thank you can in no way suffice.
4. All men and women listed here.
The Iraq War Heroes website is dedicated to the memory of all people who have fought and died for their nation during the War on Terror.
5. President George W. Bush.
President Bush has been criticized by most but has managed to stay on his feet. He has done everything in his power to protect our country and our liberty during the last 8 years. He is MY president and I am eternally grateful for all he has offered, even the many things on which I have disagreed with him.
6. President-elect Barack Obama
Mr. Obama, through many ways, renewed faith in the American government in many voters. I did not vote for him and I plan to fight many of his policies. However, he will be MY president and I am grateful for the personal sacrifice he is making to help serve his country. I pray for him every night, that he might do nothing but good for our Country and our World.
7. The Constitution of the United States.
The Constitution is the most brilliant work of political orgnaization ever composed. Our founders worked and compromised for years to contruct the document that today binds our country together. They studied history, sociology, and political philosophy to give us the greatest Country on earth. It is because of this constitution that we are the ONLY country in the entire world with nearly unlimited free speech. It is because of this constitution that we are free to practice our OWN religion anywhere we want without fear of prosecution. It is because of this constitution that we have minimal risk of being falsly convicted of a crime in comparison to other nations. It is because of this constitution that were our leaders to ever become Tyrants, we would have the capabilities to revolt and form a new government. It is because of this constitution that MY destiny is purely dependant on how hard I work and how I react to circumstances that come before me. I am eternally thankful for this document.
I hope that you will not only think today of all the things you are thankful. I hope that as you go about your Christmas shopping tomorrow, as you go to school or work in the coming weeks, as you eat your dinner, drive your car, buy your clothes, sleep safely at night, pay your taxes, go to church, tie your shoes, wash your hair, apply your deoderant, watch Football, go to a Hockey game, check your email, add an appointment to your calendar, frame your pictures, practice your guitar, tip your waiter, do your laundry, fail a test, go through a drivethrough, deposit your paycheck, AIM your best friend or jump off a tree into a river for fun, that you will remember that it is ONLY because of those who have served that you are able to do these things. Were it not for those who died, or those who were lucky enough to come home, you would have none of what you have today.
So today and in the future, be selfless when you see a man or woman in Uniform. Walk up to them and say “God Bless you, for you have blessed me.”