Daily Archives: February 23, 2010

Quote of the day from an “American Treasure”?

“You’ve never seen a Columbine done by a black child. Never,” [Van] Jones said. “They always say, ‘We can’t believe it happened here. We can’t believe it’s these suburban white kids.’ It’s only them!” he said. “Now, a black kid might shoot another black kid. He’s not going to shoot up the whole school.”

Van Jones: the face of American communism

Where was Van Jones, Al Sharpton and TheOne when Derrion Albert was beaten to death by other black kids? All he was doing was walking home from school. Arnie Duncan showed up with of few of these loud mouths and made a big show of caring for a couple days.

Where are they now? What did their little pony show go after that?

The NAACP will be awarding Jones some great image award. He’s being courted all over the country by democrats and leftists to speak at this college and that private school. Kirsten Gillibrand (Senator NY) will be sitting in on a conference with him next month.

He’s become a mega star to the black community and apparently to the democrat party.

Do the mainstream democrats really want to align themselves with a self avowed communist? Is that the direction that they want their party to go?  Do they want to be viewed as de facto communists?

My vote is decided. McCain, if my vote matters, you’re out.

This from The Onion might be funny and this is not, but it’s all true. Romney has endorsed McCain and that alone has sealed my vote for Hayworth. I’m not at all disappointed in Romney; if he hadn’t endorsed McCain, that would have been out of character, even though there’s no love lost between them.

I understand Sarah Palin’s loyalty but I don’t agree with her and I am disappointed. Levin says loyalty is a virtue and makes (weak) excuses for her, claiming that she had to “make a difficult moral decision.”  This is one of those times that I do not agree with Mark Levin. I say she sold out on this one. I really believed she was a different (kinda like me) porson.

This from diggersrealm.com:

In the new book Game Change there are a number of revelations, gossip and innuendo that are attributed to those who were running for president in 2008. There are two quotes in the book though that I have no doubt were actually made. Both are from Senator John McCain.

The first is where McCain said that those who oppose amnesty for illegal aliens are “going to destroy the fucking party”.

The second is in a call with Senator Lindsey Graham where McCain said in frustration at the rebuke he was getting, “Listen to these people … Why would I want to be the leader of a party of such assholes?”. Graham too called those opposed to amnesty bigots.

The Senate Conservative Fund scores McCain 77% and John Kyl (Arizona’s other republican senator)  97% conservative. McCain cannot be counted on to uphold  conservative principles. He’s the poster boy for term limits, whereas Kyl is a prime example of NO term limits. I want Kyl back for as many years as we can have him.

The Shaping of the American Mind: A Quiz from ISI

It’s only 33 questions and multiple choice. Take the Intercollegiate Studies Institute quiz and find out how much you know about civics and our history. Then read on and see how well we (the never elected and unwashed) do against the politicians we elect.

I was astounded at how poorly the elected do, considering that 36% of congressmen and 56% of senators all hold law degrees. (I thought those numbers were bigger but those stats come from ask Wiki.)

Print it out and share it with your kids, family and friends. It’s a great conversation starter, if nothing else.

This website is FULL of great information and different studies done with college professors, students, politicians and folks like us.

The information is astounding.

But this is exceptional:

and don’t miss this, in fact pass it along :

Real tea party candidate or a planted spoiler?

From today’s Las Vegas Review-Journal/Kristi Jourdan & Benjamin Spillman:

He’s a Las Vegas businessman who owns an asphalt company and has real estate holdings. And he’s a political newcomer.

Other than that, Scott Ashjian, the rumored U.S. Senate candidate for the newly formed Tea Party of Nevada, remains something of a mystery.

Ashjian is expected to file March 1 to run against U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Republican challenger in the November general election. But Ashjian has remained quiet about his campaign, giving cryptic e-mail interviews and hardly returning phone calls.

Barry Levinson, a lawyer, registered Democrat and secretary of the Tea Party of Nevada, said he “represents the candidate” and wants to help his longtime friend get elected.

However, representatives of the national tea party movement say Levinson’s political affiliation raises red flags and that the group is working to reelect Sen. Harry Reid by dividing the conservative vote.

“That’s not true,” Levinson said. “(Ashjian’s) in it to win.”

National tea party organizations are distancing themselves from the local U.S. Senate campaign using the “tea party” banner.

The Tea Party of Nevada filed with the secretary of state in January to create a new political party, which aims to “promote this nation’s founding principles of freedom, liberty and a small representative government.”

However, the group has no known ties with national tea party organizations, which emerged to protest the government’s $787 billion stimulus package. The groups usually support fiscal conservatism and are against taxation.

“I have never heard of him,” said Judson Phillips of the Tea Party Nation, which will hold its second convention from July 15-17 in Las Vegas. “The tea party movement is very successful, and I’m not shocked that opportunists will try to use the movement.”

Another group, the Tea Party Patriots, issued a statement last week to “make it clear that we are not associated with any attempts to form a third party.”

The group said it believes voters should “demand appropriate reform within their own parties” rather than creating a new party.

“The mechanisms exist for citizens to participate in their parties and to drive their parties in the right direction.”

The 11th commandment, according to Reagan

Mark Levin brought up Reagan’s 11th commandment yesterday on his radio show and I agree with him.

Santino (Sonny) Corleone and the Godfather

It reminds me of that scene from The Godfather when Vito Corleone scolded his son, Santino:
What’s the matter with you? I think your brain is going soft with all that comedy you are playing with that young girl. Never tell anyone outside the Family what you are thinking again.”

Never go against the “family” in public. It gives the oppostion the upper hand and the tools to manipulate the situation.

It exposes the weak link.

Reagan knew how to show the differences without bringing down his opponants.

This from Ronald Reagan on his campaign for Governor of California:

I won the chance to run against [Pat] Brown after a Republican primary campaign [for Governor of California] that was very bitter at times, largely because of the lingering split between conservatives and moderates in the state party. My principal opponent in the primary was George Christopher, a former mayor of San Francisco who tried simultaneously to portray me as a right-wing extremist and attack me because I’d admitted having been in Communist front groups – without mentioning that I’d resigned and declared war on them as soon as I’d realized what they were.

The personal attacks against me during the primary finally became so heavy that the state Republican chairman, Gaylord Parkinson, postulated what he called the Eleventh Commandment: Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican. It’s a rule I followed during that campaign and have ever since.

Rep. Michele Bachmann, Blogger of the Year Townhall on USTREAM. Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann and Ed Morrissey: recorded on USTREAM. Politics

Love the “She’s a lady” song after Specter scolded her to “behave like a lady!”

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Ann Coulter, Ann Coulter Townhall on USTREAM. Politics

Ann Coulter:Ann Coulter recorded on USTREAM. Politics: At CPAC

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