Archive for November, 2007

Pardons?

November 20, 2007

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So, today President Bush officially “pardoned” the Thanksgiving Turkey while two border patrol agents waste away in prison and are probably getting the crap beat out of them daily. 

Hey!  Mr. President!!  Why don’t you actually do something constructive like pardoning two men who were only doing their job (AND yours) and protecting our country?

 Can we get a moratorium on idiot stunts like these and get on to more meaningful things?

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Protest Songs

November 18, 2007

 

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You know, I like Bruce Springsteen.  I really do.  I have 8 of his albums plus a box set.  I have seen him in concert twice.   I really like Jackson Brown as well.  CSNY, also.  I really enjoy many rockers who write protest songs.  I just picked up the latest Eagles album and there are some on there.  It’s still a good album. 

Well, listening to the Eagles album got me thinking about these songs.  I really don’t mind the generic protest songs.  CSNY have a great song called “Clear Blue Skies”.  Yeah, it’s an environmentalist song but it is still very good.  I am a Patriot by Jackson Brown is another good one.

 I gotta tell ya though…the protest songs I hate are the specific ones.  Neil Young singing “Impeach the President” or “American Skin” by Springsteen just irk me.  Be as general as you want.  Sing about anti-capitalism or wars in general but don’t go singing about pulling our troops our of Iraq or the Rodney King verdict.  What happens then is that 30 years down the road you try listening to that song and it just sounds so lame. 

“Street Fighting Man” by the Stones is a great song that transcends time.  Yeah, it was written about the war in Vietnam but is doesn’t get specific so you can listen to that song and it can apply to any time frame, not just the 60’s. 

Oh, and while we are at it, no one wants to hear you preach at a concert.  Just shut-up and sing.

 

 

Tammy Bruce

November 14, 2007

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I would like to endorse a book today.  Tammy Bruce has written a great book entitled “The New Thought Police: Inside the Left’s Assault on Free Speech and Free Minds“.  It is a few years old but is fascinating.  As many of you know, if you read my blog, I am a pretty strong Conservative and cannot abide “Jersey Wearers” of any political persuasion.  Having said this, you might be surprised that I would read a book by someone like Tammy Bruce.  She is a far left Liberal, feminist activist and pro-choice advocate.  The great thing though is that she is a free thinker.  She takes the “jersey” off and takes to task those on the left who are seeking to silence the opposition.

She was the President of NOW for about 7 years back in the 90’s and supported many Liberals on the left until she began to see example after example of their abuse of power, their hypocrisy and their thirst for power.  She felt their abuse and gag attempts first hand. 

Her book just reinforces the fact that the left cannot win on ideas so they must simply silence the opposition.  They shout down those they disagree with or actually riot and chase them off stages at college campuses.    You can see this in the whole Global Warming argument.  The left won’t debate the issue.  Instead, as Gore just did, they state the debate is over and we shouldn’t even allow the other side to be heard anymore. 

The examples she gives in this book, which are MANY, really fly in the face of the Liberal whining that they are the ones for open dialogues or free speech.  That Fox is the one who is bias, not the rest of the media.  That they are the party of openness or diversity.  One thing that it really does prove is that Liberals like Dr. Elrod from Harding University have no idea what they are talking about when they make ridiculous statements such as:

 “I’m a Democrat because I believe that party has a better track record on two things I believe in very strongly: tolerance and free expression.”

It’s a great read and I am looking forward to reading her other works.  In the meantime, let’s get a moratorium on ANYONE who wants to shut-up someone simply because they disagree with what they are saying.  Freedom of speech is not just about what YOU want to say.

The Real Heroes

November 10, 2007

Iwo Jima 

On this Veterans day, I was thinking of all the brave Men and Women who have given their lives for freedom for our nation and was struck by something that is being said quite often these days.  Something that really makes me sick.  Over the past few years you have been hearing about all these people who are “saving the world” by buying a certain kind of light bulb or driving an eco friendly car.  They are “saving the world” by flying up to the North Pole to do a news story or by spending millions of dollars to finance a concert.

Let me tell you who REALLY saved the world.  The men who stormed the beaches of Normandy or Iwo Jima.  Who survived the winter of 1944-45 at Bastogne with no winter supplies.  Who liberated concentration camps or survived the Bataan death march.  These men and women took it upon themselves to face an evil that encompassed the globe…that was attempting genocide and truly trying to take over the world. 

THEY are the ones who saved the world.  Not idiots like Al Gore or Matt Lauer or any of the other narcissistic global warming crowd.

Lets get a moratorium on fake heroes who travel to Europe, not to fight against an evil such as Adolf Hitler, but to campaign for the Nobel Peace Prize. 

Make sure you thank a Vet today.

Racism

November 8, 2007

University of Delaware 

Here are some excepts from the University of Delaware office of residence life diversity facilitation training documents: 

A Racist: A racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. The term applies to all white people (i.e. people of European descent) living in the United States regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality. By this definition, people of color cannot be racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities or acts of discrimination.”

“A NON-RACIST: A non-term. The term was created by whites to deny responsibility for systemic racism, to maintain an aura of innocence in the face of racial oppression, and to shift responsibility for that oppression from whites to people of color (called “blaming the victim”). Responsibility for perpetuating and legitimizing a racist system rests both on those who actively maintain it, and on those who refuse to challenge it. Silence is consent.”

Yet more BS from the left.  More hand wringing.  More “Freedom of speech..but only for speech we agree with.”  Bottom line – all the more reason to have a moratorium on these schools of leftist, socialist indoctrination and utter nonsense.