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Jeffery Lord, Gladwell and the American Tipping Point

Last week, on Hannity’s radio show he discussed a recent column by Jeffery Lord/The American Spectator, called  American Tipping Point. In it, Lord discusses Malcolm Gladwell’s book Tipping Point and makes comparisons to America’s tipping points at different times in our history and the rise of conservatism and the Tea Party.

Lord says that:  Thanks to the Tea Party movement, Conservatism is on the verge of a major victory that dwarfs the technical and actual realities of whatever the details of the resulting deficit deal passed last night. Yes, there is a long, long way to go. But the idea that America doesn’t, in fact, have to be governed for eternity as a debtor nation with a mammoth, out-of-control, ever-expanding government is winning the day. It is tipping the balance with increasing decisiveness against an idea that has become so much a part of conventional wisdom that even some conservatives, startlingly including, inexplicably, the Wall Street Journal, have displayed the wobblies at the thought of confronting the Leviathan. The WSJ’s attacks yesterday against Jim DeMint, Michele Bachmann and Sean Hannity, saying “sooner or later the GOP had to give up the hostage” — follows another editorial in which the paper railed against Tea Party members as “hobbits.” The paper, sounding like cranky British Tories in 1775 Boston rather than the bold, forward-looking paper that championed the much-derided ideas of Ronald Reagan​, wildly bought into the liberal notion that the Tea Party from Hobbitville is somehow holding the government hostage, instead of the other way around. In fact Big Government liberalism has spent decades holding and trying to hold the average American hostage to all manner of outrageous tax rates, taxes and regulations on everything from capital gains to sex (in Harry Reid’s Nevada) to soda, SUVs and poker.

Lord chronicles the rise of conservatism from Senator Robert Taft’s strident opposition to FDR’s mega New Deal in the 30’s, through William F. Buckley to the great Ronald Reagan to Mark Levin’s landmark best seller and Tea Party bible, Liberty and Tyranny and how all these little, or sometimes large events, are causing a tipping point in American history. He says that conservatism is spreading almost like a virus: in Gladwell’s vocabulary, “connectors” — “people with a particular and rare set of social gifts” who have the ability to “spread” an idea like an epidemic, a Tipping Point is in the works. Henry Regnery, for example, published and made a star of Buckley, who befriended Reagan who inspired Limbaugh, who was befriended by Buckley and placed on the cover of National Review, with Limbaugh in turn aiding Hannity and Levin and Levin’s book inspiring the Tea Party etc., etc.

Reading Lord, once again gave me hope. And reminded me that in Beck’s words, we are not alone. Most of America is conservative to some degree. Most of Americans want to be or remain at least, middle class and we see that vanishing under Obama’s ideology. Most of America finds communism (call it socialism or European socialism but it’s still a form of communism) to be antithetical to the fundamentals of our beliefs and our founding. And most of America will fight it.

I hope they don’t think for a minute that we will forget being called racists, nazis, homophobes, Hobbits and terrorists. We will not. The real revolution will occur on November 6th, 2012 – bloodless, gunless and in a voting booth. They are being fore warned and to disregard the tipping point signs will be at their own peril.

It’s a must-read by Lord and I hope you will take the time to read it.


Obama: “I’m a little bit country” in what is a transparent political shift

From CNSNews.

In what is obviously a political move, TheOne has announced the creation of a “Rural Council” because “Strong rural communities are key to a stronger America.”

To top it off, he’s appointing the former Governor of IOWA (Tom Vilsak) to head the council.  Yes, that’s right – IOWA, a pivotal swing state. All this to win over the “bitter clinger” vote.

Amazing how stupid he thinks fly-over country folks are, that none of us would figure this out?

What we have now is a psychiatist-in-chief;  something none of us want, wanted or voted for:

“You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them,” Obama said [in San Francisco, April 2008.]

“And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are going to regenerate and they have not,” said Obama. “And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

Excuse me Mr.PRESIDENT but you have us all wrong. We cling to our guns because we’re afraid you’re going to come take them away. And we cling to our Bibles and religion because it’s all we have that can always be counted on. Not to mention, it’s constantly under attack from people like you and those marxists you surround yourself with.

It’s too late now for you to try and come court us. Or to try and psychoanalyze us. We really are smarter than  those yo-yos who worship you are.

Read also at BigGovernment


Anti-Semetism: San Francisco’s circumcision ballot question

Now there’s proof positive that the circumcision ban in San Fransisco it anti-Semetic.

If the measure passes, circumcision would be prohibited among males under the age of 18. The practice would become a misdemeanor offense punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or up to one year in jail. There would be no religious exemptions.  (emphasis mine) YahooNews.com

For a city that has bragged on it’s tolerance and progressive ideology, this is nothing short of being anit-Semetic, as well as anti-Muslim and unConstitutional.

This is blatant anti-Semetism and to make it worse (or more obvious) take a look at the cartoon from Zombie at PajamasMedia.com.  (H/t Ace of Spades, who also has a great blog about this, complete with a Beck radio clip.) This is appalling and amazing at the same time.

Who’s in charge of PR for this anti-circ drive?

To add insult to injury (if that’s possible) according to Zombie, the cartoonists name is Hess.  Shades of Nazi Germany.

If that isn’t Jew hatred, I’m a Chinese astronaut.

And everyone seems to have forgotten that Muslims require circumcision at age 12.

Female genital cutting, a controversial practice that usually involves the removal of the clitoris, is illegal in the United States. A circumcision ban would simply extend the same protections to males, [Lloyd] Schofield [spearheading this ballot initiative] said.

Here, we are talking about 2 separate things. A circumcision does not prevent male pleasure during sex. It does not prevent a man from experiencing an orgasm.  A clitorectomy all but eliminates that pleasure for a female.  Therefore there’s no comparison between the 2 proceedures. One is mutilation, (not controversial) to any thinking person. The other is a CHOICE, usually by parents, or it’s a religious requirement.  Which brings us back full circle to anti-Semetism and Constitutional rights.

This is going to be tied up in the courts for a long time and in the end, the whole thing will be a waste of time and lots of money. This is unConstitutional on several levels. Not to mention it’s Jew hatred at it’s most obvious.

Shame on all of the people who are supporting this.

 

 

 

 


ObamaCare’s screaming thugs

SEIU thugs from ironic socialism.

A great point made by Ronald J. Pestritto of Hillsdale College:

Isn’t it interesting that those who lobbied hardest for ObamaCare are the first to be granted waivers?


Interactive Constitutional Convention painting

This is really cool and educational for all, especially your kids or grandkids.


Shapiro: Obama is the Un-American

Two days ago, Matt Drudge linked to a new book by Jerome Corsi, unflinchingly titled Where’s the Birth Certificate? The book immediately leapt to number one on Amazon.com, where it has remained ever since.  The media has shown its usual incredulity at the indisputable stupidity of the American people.  How could so many people question President Obama’s birthplace?  How could they wonder about his origins?  Are they all simply racist?

The answer, of course, is that Americans are desperately seeking an answer to a simple question: why does President Obama appear to be so un-American?  The term un-American here is not synonymous with anti-American (though Obama has been that on occasion); instead, it merely signifies that President Obama is unconcerned with typical American principles and traditions.  He sees capitalism as selfish and evil, religion as dangerous and oppressive; he sees the Constitution as antiquated and entrepreneurialism as exploitative. [Read more by Ben Shaprio/NewsRealBlog]

Sometimes you read something and have an epiphany-like moment. Or more like a “he knows exactly what I’m thinking but couldn’t say it as well” experience. Shaprio put a tack right in the middle of the map for me with the question “why does Obama seem so un-American?”

I’ve never been marching in the birth certificate parade because some little voice tells me it could all be a head fake. Now, I have to admit that another little voice tells me there could very well be something to it, too. And if he does have a valid BC, then why spend millions of dollars to keep it hidden? I just have too many questions about him and why he’s guarded his life like no one I’ve ever seen in public life before. If I’m not mistaken, his annual physical has never been released nor were his medical records during the campaign. (Someone correct me with evidence, if I’m wrong, please.) I’ve never seen a politician with so many aspects of his life “off limits” like this guy.

But I digress.

The point is that this man we (well, not me) put in the Oval Office seems like he’s not one of us. He feels different from all the other Americans we know, we work with or work for, we love, we marry, we fight with and for. Obama is not like any of my neighbors or my state Senator. His values are not our values. For me, he IS the Anti-American. His principles are nothing like mine.

When you think about it, he didn’t grow up like a typical American. His youth was spent in foreign lands with foreign traditions and cultures. Is that a bad thing? Maybe, because it means that he can’t really relate to the typical American. He faked it pretty well during the campaign but now that he’s sitting in the White House, the difference between him and pretty much most of America, is very clear and he’s doing very little to hide it.

I guess what makes me the most uncomfortable about Obama is that he’s made me the enemy. I can’t remember a president who made those in the opposing party into the enemy, like this man has. (I find myself wistfully wishing for the days of Bill Clinton…. kinda.) To Obama, it’s them against us and by framing it this way, he’s made me feel like I’m in a civil war with my own government.

Remember when he said that we were no longer red states or blue states but now we were united states? He only said it once because he never really meant it.


A must read from The Mad Jewess

from the Mad Jewess:

Our watery grave was now here. I looked around, could I save myself, would God save me?  No, God was not saving anyone, we were all being  judged.  As the waters began to rise to my nostrils, I prayed; “God, please prepare me to enter your kingdom”.  That was my last breath and hope.

BUT-Before this dream ended, God gave me the DISTINCT feeling that this was no dream.  This was imminent.


Congress has nothing more important to do than babysit Americans. Budget? What Budget?

Don’t get me started on the overuse of anti-bacterial products. As a nurse, I’ve seen what happens in the disease world with the exuberant usage of this stuff and it’s all bad.

But on the other hand, doesn’t this congress have better things to concentrate on than this?  They want to take these products offf the market because it has an ingredient that might, someday, perhaps, cause some kind of health problem? No one has any evidence that it will, but by God, it MIGHT and we’re gonna be one step ahead of it! Triclosan is the bad ingredient they are after.

FDA testing so far, has shown no reason to ban it… but who knows what they’ll find in the future! So Markey and Slaughter are moving to ban this stuff from the market place because there’s always a chance that we will die from the overuse of hand gel cleansers and wipes… someday, in the future.

They are so off the mark it’s not even funny. Yep, people do die from the overuse of this stuff but it’s not the ingredients that kill them — it’s the bugs that have developed since we’ve become TOO clean, that are doing it. And you’ve all heard and read about these superbugs so I’m not going into that. We have adverstisers telling us that we have buy everything from antibacterial toys to douches, because we have to be CLEANER. And just try to find a soap that’s NOT antibacterial! That’s nearly impossible.

Plain old soap, bleach and common sense cleanliness is all anyone needs to do in their normal daily lives. These other products have a place in our lives, but their overuse has caused us more problems than I bet has been prevented.

But I digress and got off on the soapbox (pardon the pun) that I wasn’t going to go off on.

People have the right to buy whatever they want to buy. And if they want to buy this stuff – then let them. This nanny government is making everyone’s life miserable. I can so relate to Rand Paul’s rant over his toliets. We have 3 of them just like what he’s complained about. I hate these new curly fry lightbulbs! They don’t come on immediately like the old fashioned ones and they are made in CHINA, which really chaps my ass, plus you’re supposed to have a hazmat team to discard them!

These stupid democrats couldn’t create a budget last year, but they have time to worry about some obscure chemical that no one has any proof will hurt anyone. This is called justifying your job, because there’s no other reason for wasting time on this.

 


Giving aid to the enemy: Isn’t it an impeachable offense?

Is the Obama regime aiding the enemy in Libya? From these accounts, here and here,  it seems to be true.

If we are arming jihadists in Libya,  jihadists who took up arms against America in Afghanistan and Iraq, in my view, that constitutes treason. At this point, we have no reason to believe that these rebels are really democracy loving locals and every reason to believe that they are not.

According to the lastest reports, this regime is sending our soldiers in to provide arms and air coverage to protect the very men who tried to kill them just a few short years ago. Aren’t the joint chiefs aware of this? Is anyone, besides the average American, even questioning the accuracy of these reports?

Denis Kucinich is the only congressman who’s even mentioned the “I” word and not in relation to this. In his attempt to wrap himself up as a Constitution loving American  – “Whether you like President Obama or not is not the question. The question is: if you like the Constitution more” – he calls for the defunding of the Libyan action. I’d say that’s a little too little and a little too late, since the action’s been taken already. And Kucinich is cautiously using the “I” word in relation to Obama taking action without consulting congress first, not regarding providing “aid and comfort to the enemy.”

I’m hoping that congress will call for investigations into this. I can’t really imagine how our soldiers will feel if this is true. And if there are officials in the Pentagon who are aware and not questioning or who are aware and know this to be untrue, they need a forum in order to speak up.


Celebrating Ronald Reagan – From the Heritage Foundation