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Happy Birthday Mr. President

102 years ago today, a President was born with a vision of freedom and prosperity for all.  He defeated communism rather than promoting it.  He encouraged people to strive for a better life, rather than holding people in a state of dependency.  He created jobs that created additional tax revenue, rather than those that feed on tax revenues.  He inspired hope for a brighter tomorrow, rather than hope for another government handout.

Grassfire posted this tribute.

Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan!


Rahm Emanuel Takes a Stand for Morality

In college they tell us to use critical thinking but then expect group-think.  They also teach us that group-think is bad for good decision-making.  We are taught to express ourselves, ie free-speech, but we are severely punished if our speech does not conform to the accepted group-think.  I found the contradictions between what I was taught and what was expected to be confusing and, well, wrong.  But at least two maybe three generations of Americans have been brought up this way and now we have a very fractured and confused populous.

Last week Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s former Chief of Staff and now Chicago Mayor, denounced a franchise because “Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values.”  This, because Chick-fil-A corporate owner, Dan Cathy, stated that he was a believer in traditional marriage.    Rahm was clearly attempting to restrict and/or punish Chick-fil-A for taking a stand he and his party oppose.

Interestingly, Dan Cathy never called for gays to be rounded up into camps, annihilated, killed, brutalized, forced to convert to another religion, or even banned from working for his company.  He was simply telling another Christian organization that he supported keeping marriage as it has been for the past 6,000 years.  A position President Obama himself took while Rahm was working in the White House.  Why didn’t Rahm condemn Obama at that time?  Hmm.

The very next day, Rahm Emanuel embraced Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam for their fine work against crime in Chicago.  Perhaps Rahm wasn’t listening on May 27th when Louis Farrakhan made this remark, ““Males coming to males with lust in their hearts as they should to a female. Now don’t you dare say Farrakhan was preaching hate; he’s homophobic. I’m not afraid of my brothers and sisters or others who may be practicing what God condemned in the days of Lot…  God was so displeased with their behavior, he destroyed them completely.”  Maybe I took it out of context, okay  listen:

Oh wait it’s not a little anti-gay, it is strongly anti-gay.  He appears to be endorsing killing off all gays and he is absolutely condemning the Obama administration’s pro-gay stance.  He said, “Our President just agreed to same-sex marriage.  Now listen … sin is sin according to the standard of God.”

Why is this okay but Cathy’s comment supporting traditional marriage is not?

I think I know and it seems layered in liberal group-think.  Here’s an easy break-down, feel free to repeat, but I’d appreciate props.

  • Business is bad.
  • A Business with ties to Christianity is VERY bad.
  • Speech that conforms to group-think values is good.
  • Speech which does not conform to group-think values is bad.
  • Gays are good.
  • Supporting gays symbolically is very good.
  • Blacks are good.
  • Muslims are good.
  • Black Muslims are very good.
  • Making Muslims mad is very bad.
  • Making Christians mad is very good.


Jumping to conclusions is a fool’s folly. The case of Trayvon Martin.

If you think you know what happened in Sanford, Florida on Feb. 26, 2012, you’re probably not fit to serve on anyone’s jury much less the one in question.  Honestly, none of us has enough facts to judge either of the players in this case.  But perhaps something bigger is at play here and I’m talking even more significant than Zimmerman. Continue reading

Hillary Clinton recounts tense minutes during OBL mission

In a speech given before cadets at Annapolis on April 10, the Secretary of State recounted her impressions of the Navy Seal raid that ended in the death of Osama bin Laden.  She dramatically told those gathered that she, “was not sure anyone breathed for, you know, 35 or 37 minutes.” (Widely misquoted in the press but, hey, contemporary journalists aren’t known for accuracy.)

She’s told the story before, in nearly the same phrasing in past press interviews.  In fact, her speech last night didn’t touch on the OBL episode; these comments were merely a response to a question from the audience.  So what did she talk about and why is OBL the headline on CNN and elsewhere? Continue reading

Andrew Breitbart: Is it crazy to think he was murdered?

The moment I heard the news of Breitbart’s untimely death I thought, foul-play.  I tweeted as much to Eric Erickson and a few others.  Erickson, while not naming me, called the suggestion as coming from “Jackasses”.

Now it comes to light that Breitbart had some major surprise scheduled to be released on the morning of his death.  Hmm, it was not released and Andrew Breitbart is dead.  Breitbart’s website announced that his death was from “natural causes” even before a thorough examination was made of the body.

Suspicious?  Not to most people.

I know conspiracy nuts are just that.  I’ve never really been one.  I don’t buy into the JFK, the Clinton Conspiracies, 911ers, but I do believe conspiracies happen.  Nixon clearly conspired to cover-up Watergate, Clinton conspired to smear Jennifer Flowers, and ACORN conspired to enable and cover for prostitution and human trafficking.

Maybe there is no conspiracy but here are just a few reasons I am suspicious.

  • “Occupy Unmasked”
  • The scheduled March 1st video surprise
  • In his last interview with Hugh Hewitt, (which I heard,) he detailed death threats recently made against him
  • He was returning from a bar when he collapsed (is there a better environment to poison someone?)
  • The utter vile hatred the Left feels for him and has vomited with complete disregard for his family since his death

I’m not suggesting he was murdered, but I am suggesting there is cause for a very detailed investigation.  Yes Breitbart collapsed walking home, someone witnessed it and called 911.  But he had just left a bar and a nearly 2 hour debate with a former CBS and Turner Broadcasting employee, Arthur Sando.  Lots of time and distraction.

Tonight, I discovered I am not the only person to wonder about this.  Mike Gallagher is wondering the same thing on his show this morning.

Mike Gallagher Show March 2, 2012

Andrew Breitbart RIP

I don’t have time for an in-depth essay today, but I cannot ignore the sudden passing of Andrew Breitbart.

My prayers go out for his family as they deal with this tragedy.

I was just listening to Breitbart yesterday telling how the Occupy people have been threatening him in response to his upcoming film, “Occupy Unmasked”.

Having seen and heard of the violent nature of these people, the timing of his death seems highly suspect.

I hope the coroner’s office takes this into account as they perform the autopsy. I’m not making any accusation, just asking they really rule out hard to ID poisons before making an official ruling.

Breitbart had some very powerful enemies. Among them ACORN, OCCUPY, SOROS, and of course the Administration.

I smell something and I admit I know nothing other than of the threats.

And those coming from a pretty vile group of people. All you need to do is read the comments on the news stories of his death.

Vile assholes make such comments. Decency says you at least wait until the funeral. But too few on the Left have any semblance of decency.

US Supreme Court refuses to hear argument against Kagan

English: Justice Elena Kagan in the Justices' ...

In his year-end report, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote, “I have complete confidence in the capability of my colleagues to determine when recusal is warranted.  They are jurists of exceptional integrity and experience whose character and fitness have been examined through a rigorous appointment and confirmation process.”

Unfortunately, I suspect he is wrong.  I believe Justice Kagan is a plant.  She was placed on the court for the sole purpose of ruling on this case.  If I am correct, it would necessitate that she is not, as the Chief Justice wrote, “of exceptional integrity.”

I received this email today from Grassfire Nation and I’m posting it here.  It supplements and updates my essay on Elena Kagan from last November.

From the Desk of:
Steve Elliott, Grassfire Nation
On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to hear oral arguments on 
whether Justice Elena Kagan should recuse herself from the
ObamaCare lawsuit.

This was no surprise. The Supreme Court is the most isolated 
and powerful branch of government. Despite the overwhelming 
evidence indicating that Kagan should recuse herself, the
Court has refused to take any action.

Let’s review the facts…

The Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) has carefully documented 
Kagan’s work on behalf of ObamaCare while she served as 
Obama’s Solicitor General.

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