Monday, January 17, 2011

Say it ain't so... NAACP a special interest group?

January 17, 2011
Colorado, USA

Gov. Paul LePage, Maine (R) when pressed about making room in his schedule for MLK celebrations -- said about the NAACP:

"They are a special interest...

...End of story. And I'm not going to he held hostage by any special interests. And if they want, they can look at my family picture. My son happens to be black. So they can do whatever they'd like about it."

LePage's son, Devon Raymond, was adopted from Jamaica.

...when pressed by the reporter for a response to claims by the NAACP that he has a history of being racially insensitive, the governor shrugged and answered, "Tell 'em to kiss my butt. If they want to play the race card, come to dinner and my son will talk to them."

Apparently, the governor finally freed up some time to attend an MLK event, but is being accused of all sorts of nefarious behavior - among them his "civility" is being called into question. Seriously - in light of recent behavior (dare I say questionable civility) of media, pundits and assorted bureaucrats, after the Arizona shooting tragedy, I think some people are not in a position to demand anything of the sort.

And, his comments did not miss the mark. We have too many organizations that have outlived their usefulness and too many organizations parading under a double standard. Last time I checked CIVILITY is not a "right" when one engages in public discourse nor is the lack of CIVILITY against the law. Myself, I applaud the man's honesty.


Source: My apologies -- ABC News.com, Maine Governor - NAACP
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/maine-gov-naacp-kiss-butt/story?id=12633462

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Palin's response to leftist slurs

January 12, 2011
Colorado, USA

Sarah Palin: America's Enduring Strength (video)


Text Version Follows:
Like millions of Americans I learned of the tragic events in Arizona on Saturday, and my heart broke for the innocent victims. No words can fill the hole left by the death of an innocent, but we do mourn for the victims’ families as we express our sympathy.

I agree with the sentiments shared yesterday at the beautiful Catholic mass held in honor of the victims. The mass will hopefully help begin a healing process for the families touched by this tragedy and for our country.

Our exceptional nation, so vibrant with ideas and the passionate exchange and debate of ideas, is a light to the rest of the world. Congresswoman Giffords and her constituents were exercising their right to exchange ideas that day, to celebrate our Republic’s core values and peacefully assemble to petition our government. It’s inexcusable and incomprehensible why a single evil man took the lives of peaceful citizens that day.

There is a bittersweet irony that the strength of the American spirit shines brightest in times of tragedy. We saw that in Arizona. We saw the tenacity of those clinging to life, the compassion of those who kept the victims alive, and the heroism of those who overpowered a deranged gunman.

Like many, I’ve spent the past few days reflecting on what happened and praying for guidance. After this shocking tragedy, I listened at first puzzled, then with concern, and now with sadness, to the irresponsible statements from people attempting to apportion blame for this terrible event.

President Reagan said, “We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” Acts of monstrous criminality stand on their own. They begin and end with the criminals who commit them, not collectively with all the citizens of a state, not with those who listen to talk radio, not with maps of swing districts used by both sides of the aisle, not with law-abiding citizens who respectfully exercise their First Amendment rights at campaign rallies, not with those who proudly voted in the last election.

The last election was all about taking responsibility for our country’s future. President Obama and I may not agree on everything, but I know he would join me in affirming the health of our democratic process. Two years ago his party was victorious. Last November, the other party won. In both elections the will of the American people was heard, and the peaceful transition of power proved yet again the enduring strength of our Republic.

Vigorous and spirited public debates during elections are among our most cherished traditions. And after the election, we shake hands and get back to work, and often both sides find common ground back in D.C. and elsewhere. If you don’t like a person’s vision for the country, you’re free to debate that vision. If you don’t like their ideas, you’re free to propose better ideas. But, especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible.

There are those who claim political rhetoric is to blame for the despicable act of this deranged, apparently apolitical criminal. And they claim political debate has somehow gotten more heated just recently. But when was it less heated? Back in those “calm days” when political figures literally settled their differences with dueling pistols? In an ideal world all discourse would be civil and all disagreements cordial. But our Founding Fathers knew they weren’t designing a system for perfect men and women. If men and women were angels, there would be no need for government. Our Founders’ genius was to design a system that helped settle the inevitable conflicts caused by our imperfect passions in civil ways. So, we must condemn violence if our Republic is to endure.

As I said while campaigning for others last March in Arizona during a very heated primary race, “We know violence isn’t the answer. When we ‘take up our arms’, we’re talking about our vote.” Yes, our debates are full of passion, but we settle our political differences respectfully at the ballot box – as we did just two months ago, and as our Republic enables us to do again in the next election, and the next. That’s who we are as Americans and how we were meant to be. Public discourse and debate isn’t a sign of crisis, but of our enduring strength. It is part of why America is exceptional.

No one should be deterred from speaking up and speaking out in peaceful dissent, and we certainly must not be deterred by those who embrace evil and call it good. And we will not be stopped from celebrating the greatness of our country and our foundational freedoms by those who mock its greatness by being intolerant of differing opinion and seeking to muzzle dissent with shrill cries of imagined insults.

Just days before she was shot, Congresswoman Giffords read the First Amendment on the floor of the House. It was a beautiful moment and more than simply “symbolic,” as some claim, to have the Constitution read by our Congress. I am confident she knew that reading our sacred charter of liberty was more than just “symbolic.” But less than a week after Congresswoman Giffords reaffirmed our protected freedoms, another member of Congress announced that he would propose a law that would criminalize speech he found offensive.

It is in the hour when our values are challenged that we must remain resolved to protect those values. Recall how the events of 9-11 challenged our values and we had to fight the tendency to trade our freedoms for perceived security. And so it is today.

Let us honor those precious lives cut short in Tucson by praying for them and their families and by cherishing their memories. Let us pray for the full recovery of the wounded. And let us pray for our country. In times like this we need God’s guidance and the peace He provides. We need strength to not let the random acts of a criminal turn us against ourselves, or weaken our solid foundation, or provide a pretext to stifle debate.

America must be stronger than the evil we saw displayed last week. We are better than the mindless finger-pointing we endured in the wake of the tragedy. We will come out of this stronger and more united in our desire to peacefully engage in the great debates of our time, to respectfully embrace our differences in a positive manner, and to unite in the knowledge that, though our ideas may be different, we must all strive for a better future for our country. May God bless America.

- Sarah Palin


Source: The Blaze.com, Palin releases facebook video in response to shooting

Monday, January 10, 2011

Fonda: When will she ever get it -- her noodle-head opinion does not matter in the real world

January 10, 2011
Colorado, USA

UPDATE: See Beck's written response to the tragedy below:

Dissident Daughter Jane Fonda - the seventies... now... she did not matter then..., she does not matter now. When will America learn? Hollywood Celebrities (can we even call Fonda the Fossil that anymore?) engage in pseudo-politics for one reason and one reason only... publicity. I put Fonda right up there with Pelosi when I ponder the 1001 uses for duct tape... but I digress...

Michelle Malkin posted the following screen shots of recent Jane Fonda tweets. Jane Fonda exhibiting her usual insensitivity and anti-American -- oh, let's call them traitorous sentiments -- blames Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and the Tea Party for the acts of a murderous madman in Arizona. Anyone who would use this senseless tragedy to promote their own personal, political, liberal, progressive agenda should point the finger of blame at themselves because it sounds very much like they are siding with the person who pulled the trigger. Hypocrite B!!!! For Shame!

Jane Fonda Tweets

Fonda Traitor 1972 Tweets Fonda: "Sarah Palin USA holds responsibility." And, "Glenn Beck, guilty too." and, "...violence-provoking rhetoric of the Tea Party."

This from a person whose largest claim to fame is a disgraceful 1972 (can anyone spell has-been?) photo op (aka the Hanoi Jane traitor-shot -- take 2) sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft cannon targeting US Air Force planes.

Fonda and those of the same traitorous ilk may call themselves Americans, may trade on their ancient claim to celebrity and call it freedom of speech, freedom of expression and much as I would rather do otherwise, I will support their right to do so ----- but, I come down on the side of America, American Veterans and American Active Duty Service Men and Women every time. I will sight that fonda-cized speech filled with venomous lies and liberal propaganda in the cross-hairs of my own free speech... and take her/their words down every chance I get with a few sure-shots of my own. Americans should simply "consider the source" -- in this case, a mostly irrelevant source and shout her down with the age old and best known rebuttal phrase exercised in free speech anytime, anywhere and say SHUT UP JANE.

I close this post with the following quote from John Green, the father of 9-year-old Tuscon massacre victim Christina Green: This shouldn't happen in this country or anywhere else, but in a free society, we’re going to be subject to people like this... So I prefer this to the alternative.

We should consider the source of this quote and exercise all the humility we can muster in the face of such dignity, grace and exceptional patriotism. -- DD

UPDATE: Beck's written response to the tragedy:
Glenn’s letter to the American people, politicians, and media
Monday, Jan 10, 2011 at 11:48 AM EST

While Americans are grappling to understand the Arizona tragedy, the absolute vacuum of leadership on both sides is staggering.

We live in a country that has been struck by John Hinckley Jr. and Sirhan Sirhan, Lee Harvey Oswald and Mark David Chapman. And one that’s been hit by terrorists like Timothy McVeigh, the DC Sniper John Allen Muhammad, the Fort Hood killer Nidal Hasan, and 19 highjackers all claiming to be freedom fighters. You’d think we’d understand the difference between madmen and terrorists.

All evidence points to the fact that the assailant from this weekend was severely mentally disturbed. His belief system was not rational by any modern political standard. He was an atheist, believed George W. Bush was responsible for 9/11, feared a global currency, cited the Communist Manifesto as one of his favorite books and thought the Mars rover landing was staged. These are not the opinions of a coherent individual.

Far too often, we have seen in our schools and in our post offices, acts of violence from misfits of society. While we can look for the warning signs, these horrific events will always be with every nation.

Though violence is a human problem, every American citizen can make a personal choice today. Do you believe that Americans, from any walk of life, can convince themselves they are freedom fighters and carry out acts of violence? My answer is yes. If you agree then you must take a clear stand.

Turning these horrific events into an opportunity for a political attack is a very childish response to a very grown-up problem. This is not about winning a political blame game. Atheists are not to blame. Those who hate George W. Bush are not to blame. Those who don’t believe in space travel are not to blame. Jared Lee Loughner is to blame. Period.

This tragedy should not be used as an opportunity to try and bend reality to retroactively place a madman on the other side of the aisle. It should be a time to pray for the victims and their families, a time that we can all come together and state that violence is off limits for all sides in a Republic. It’s a time for us to state with a unified passion that we won’t accept anyone who threatens or actually carries out violence.

Read the rest of it here: Glenn Beck.com, Glenn's Letter

Source: Michelle Malkin.com, Jane Fonda is NUTS

Friday, January 7, 2011

!!&*%*(%&*$^$@%@^%$#!!

January 7, 2011
Colorado, USA

Twain Censored!

No, this will not be the final word on it...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year USA!

January 1, 2011
Colorado, USA

Happy New YearMay this nation and all those who populate it realize the full potential and promise of the liberties we enjoy. May all those who serve this great country at home and abroad find peace in their hearts and resolve in their purpose. May freedom ring loudly throughout the land as we sign on for a New Year. May all Americans enjoy health, prosperity and happiness in the coming year. May all Americans realize the value of what we have and who we are and resolve to be the best Americans we can be. May Old Glory continue to be the banner of Freedom to the world.