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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

LEAN FORWARD? Uh-- no thanks.


MSNBC, the bastion for all things liberal announced a new "re-branding" ad campaign with the tag-line "Lean Forward". Hilarious. For starters, this is hardly re-branding. Anyone with sense who's ever suffered through thirty seconds of that network's innane "news coverage" has emerged force fed and bloated by its progressive agenda. Second, doesn't that ad look scary as hell? "Giving the story fewer place to hide eh? PUH-LEASE. There's one place the story always hides from MSNBC: AMERICA. Maddow, Olbermann and the rest wouldn't know where to find the story even if it was in our nation's capital and involved half a million people. They couldn't find a scoop even if it was a mass movement's referendum on the policies that are killing the American Dream. Oh, wait-- those things happened. We all know what goes on over there, American apology, defense of Sharia law proponents, Obama love and socialist rhetoric.

I'm not leaning anywhere but away from you, MSNBC.


Stand Tall Patriots,


SP

Monday, September 27, 2010

Solutions for America

For those of you who don't receive the Heritage Foundation's Morning Bell in your inbox: 1) Sign up now. 2) Read the Heritage Foundation's Solutions for America, which "identifies the nature and scope of our most pressing problems in 23 policy areas and recommends 128 specific policy solutions to guide the new Congress."


If you're too lazy to read the entire pfd linked above, then 1) Check out its broad strokes below 2) Get serious about restoring your country and read the damn thing!


The Broad Strokes:

  • Cap Federal Spending: President Obama’s proposed budget would increase the national debt from $13 trillion now to $20 trillion by 2020. This is an unsustainable trajectory. We propose a “binding cap” that forces lawmakers back to fiscal sanity.
  • Put Entitlement Programs Under the Budget: We propose putting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid into the congressional budget process rather than continue to allow them to grow on auto-pilot without oversight. Lawmakers would establish a five-year budget for these programs and include triggers to keep spending with approved limits.
  • Reform Social Security: We should raise the Social Security retirement age and encourage people to work longer by eliminating payroll taxes for those over the retirement age. This would lessen the burden on employers to keep people employed and lessen the burden on Medicare and other entitlements.
  • Revive Federalism: We must reverse the current trend in which the federal government more and more usurps the traditional state role in areas such as transportation, education, health, homeland security and law enforcement.
  • Loan Welfare Money to Able Bodied Recipients: Our plan advises treating welfare assistance to able-bodied adults as a loan to be repaid, rather than a free gift from taxpayers. This will reduce dependency while providing temporary help to those who need it.
  • Keep Taxes Low: First, no tax increases, including the planned Obama Tax Hikes as well as the reintroduction of the Death Tax. Instead, cut taxes to spur economic growth.
  • Implement a Pro-Growth, Pro-Jobs Strategy: We must reduce the top tax rate on corporate earnings, which is currently the second highest among ALL industrial nations, and let businesses immediately deduct investments in new plants and equipment.
  • Peace Through Strength: Defense spending is near historical lows. We must refurbish our armed forces, especially our depleted Navy fleet and vital missile defenses.
Simple enough right? Now if we could just get some leaders on the Hill to push subscribe to this brand of common sense we'd be in business. November never looked so good..

Stand Tall Patriots,


SP

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

MSM Neesd CPR: What Chrisite O'Donell means for USA

 How long will it take for the MSM to get it straight? 

The Tea Party is not some flash in the pan group of rag-tag, redneck rabble. The American people are done sitting idly by as their government defaults on their future andThe Tea Party Primary victories are neither the beginning nor the end of what is a mass movement to throw the bums out and honor our constitutional rights to speech, assembly, and most important, the FRANCHISE
Yes WE CAN vote, WE HAVE voted, and WE WILL continue vote and to sweep the floor clean of the dusty do-nothings that "govern" us.  

But the Main Stream Media doesn't get it.
 
Take Christie O'Donnell's win last night in Delaware over Congressional incumbent Mike Castle. "How did that happen?" That's what the MSM wants to know. You already understand why. It's for the same reasons that the same Tea Party story is playing out in New Hampshire, Colorado, Nevada,  Florida : because government is about the people and not about a party or an indefinitely ruling elite. 


This is not the story that the MSM should be covering. It's not about the GOP. It's about the American people and what they want their government to look like - not what it looked like in the past

Now, I'm not saying that we should all jump on the bandwagon for any candidate that slaps a Don't Tread On Me sticker onto their bumper. It's necessary that we vet our candidates and do it well before we exercised our most sacred privilege and THROW THE BUMS OUT!


Stand Tall Patriots,


SP

Monday, August 2, 2010

Do These Look Like Racists to You?


Tea Party's 'Uni-Tea' Summit To End Racism
The Uni-Tea Rally held in Philadelphia on Saturday, July 31st was a spectacular event.  Tea Partiers from all over the northeast gathered in the birthplace of our nation's freedom to celebrate diversity within the ranks of our beautiful grassroots movement. Nine of the slated speakers were black or Hispanic, and some of the most well received orators were card carrying democrats, NAACP members, and self proclaimed social progressives. Contrary to uneducated assumptions, the rally had not been staged in response to the recent allegations of Tea Party racism by the NAACP and main stream media. The idea to promote a "Tea Party for all communities" had been conceived by Jeffrey Weingarten in February, but definitely served as a powerful rebuttal to the Party's accusers. There was not one hate filled remark, effigy of obama, or assinine sign. There had been unity. Unity over god, small government, liberty, and fiscal responsibility. There had been camaraderie and tolerance. There had been humanity.


The distinguished and diverse panel of speakers certainly touched upon issues of racial inequality, and undressed the affirmative action/welfare state solutions of the Left as nakedly oppressive and destructive to the black community. Project 21 Fellow and FOX News contributor, Deneen Borelli, rightly stated that the Left "expects us all to sit on the government plantation." Leette Eaton White characterized welfare as a "pacifier for the uppity negro".

However, the message of the day was a post-racial unity around reigning in our out-of-control-government. Inner city school counselor Vanessa Jean Louis had the crowd in stitches when she said, "I'm not some out of touch rich person. Heck, I'm broke! In fact, I tried to deficit spend the other day at the ATM, and you know what it said? insufficient funds." It was a very common sense analogy that exposed the ludicrous, intellectually underdeveloped fiscal policies of the left. David Webb, co-founder of New York's Tea Party 365, and emcee of the event, astutely observed that, "There's no such thing as government spending. There is only government borrowing!"

Freedom (by Matt Petrillo)As a black participant of the event I can attest to the tolerance and open mindedness of the crowd at large. There were even two gay patriots at the rally who were embraced by all. Charles Payne of FOX  Business made a magnificent point as the last speaker when he said, "America is not the greatest country on the face of the Earth because it is perfect. It is because it wants to be perfect!" I would never say that there isn't a flawed member of the Tea Party or that everyone who attends our rallies are supremely enlightened-- that would be an absurd statement. But what I can say is that, as I held the hands of my white counterparts in prayer, and we all raised our voice together in a rousing round of 'God Bless America", that we were all trying to understand one another and connect on a level that transcends melanin.

Chew on that liberals. How dare you accuse these people of racism? Try coming to a rally with an intent other than sabotage and then honestly report what you actually observe.

Stand Tall Patriots,

SP

Sunday, August 1, 2010

History Is A Broken Record

A friend of mine sent this to me and I had to post it immediately. See what parallels to the current day you find in this 1934 Chicago Tribune political cartoon:

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Uni-Tea!

Hello Patriots! Tomorrow morning I'll board a bus bound for Philadelphia for Uni-Tea, my first non-NYC Tea Party event.

 Here's how Uni-Tea is described on My Fox Philly's website:

Philly Hosting Uni-Tea Rally Saturday

Tea Partiers From All Over U.S. Coming To Town

PHILADELPHIA - The Tea Party is trying to bring our government back to its roots by holding another event right here in Philadelphia.
The country's newest political party has picked the birthplace of our Constitution as its backdrop once again.
The rally, slated to take place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday , will take place on Independence Mall.
That's across the street from the National Constitution Center where President Barack Obama gave his speech on race in March 2008.
The nearly all-white speaking lineups that usually frequent Tea Party rallies across the nation will get a strong dose of diversity in City of Brotherly Love.
The party is pushing hard to get back to the basics of government as the fall elections draw closer, Fox 29's Ty Chandler reported.

This is going to be an awesome and historic event. I'll post reflections, photos, and possibly video next week!

Until then

Stand Tall Patriots,

SP

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Race Riot Sideshow: Destructive Distraction

 

I've reserved commentary on the race related uproar of the past few weeks  but feel that it is time to weigh in. Each event of the past few weeks: the NAACP allegation that the Tea Party is wholly racist, the deplorable Mark Williams rant, the Black Panther voter intimidation scandal, and the Shirley Sherrod fiasco, can all be categorized under one heading: Polarizing Distraction.

Whether it be Big Government's Andrew Breitbart, or the NAACP's Ben Jealous, both the left and the right are shamefully guilty of playing the race card, in a game when the stakes are far too high. The spectacle of the last weeks has eclipsed more important stories such as the continued cleanup of the gulf, the passage of the financial reform and unemployment legislation, the looming spectre of the un-American DISCLOSE Act, and the fact that there is neither a solution on the horizon for our astronomical budget deficit, nor is there a viable candidate to take the helm in 2012 and make sure that our ship doesn't run aground.

Do not be distracted. Do not lose focus. If you are reading this blog, then you, like me, uphold most supremely the ideals that our nation was founded upon, and are willing to tirelessly toil for their restoration. 

Does a childish he said she said about melanin do anything to control government spending and bloated bureacracy? No.

Do disingenuous video edits advance our national discussion about how to maintain our federalist tradition of individual liberty and states' rights? No.

Do we need to refocus our lens away from inflammatory wedge issues and onto topics like fighting ObamaCare. Of course we do.

Yes, the knee-jerk reaction of the Obama Administration in using Tom Vilsack as a scapegoat to fire Shirley Sherrod without as much as a cursory examination of the evidence against her, is evidence that Black people do not have a faithful protector in the White House as many liberals falsely believe. However, that is actually just an indicator that we need to find and elect a capable Commander in Chief, who won't use a "human shield" tactic when backed into a corner by some random website administrator.

Who is that person? That is the question of the hour, and that is what we need to recruit our collective energies for. Let us not stray to watch the next cable news broadcasted kindergarten quibble at the expense of our goal to take back America for the Free.

Stand Tall Patriots,

SP

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Financial Reform: Fiscal Fiasco




 It's clear that financial reform needs to  be done in this country. But not like this.



Obama Economy (Cartoon)
Our US Senators have voted  to kill debate on the most extreme  manipulation of financial rules since the Great Depression: The Financial Reform Bill. This sets up a final vote which will happen later tonight.

Obama says that the bill is "a sensible framework of rules and regulations, adequate to hold financial institutions accountable." In reality its just a document that legitimizes more government control and bailouts that the American people are sick of!

Conservatives and liberals alike should be furious because this bill does NOT put enough financial "skin in the game" for mortgage lenders, and makes ridiculous patronizing concessions that will have zero positive impact on saving our economy, such as nominally giving shareholders more "decision making rights". In reality nothing is changing at all. To add salt  to the wound, these fools are adding another federal bureacracy to burn money. The Federal Insurance Office (FIO), to be contained within the Treasury Department, is intended to monitor the insurance industry and make "recommendations" about which companies should be treated as systemically important. It's just a bunch of big words for more government bloating.

Why would we trust this Administration to get anything fiscally responsible done in the first place? We shouldn't. Just think about the abject failure of the stimulus package juxtaposed with the administration's recent touting of it as a great success.

The White House's claim that Obama's $826,000,000,000 stimulus has already "saved or created" 3 million jobs is patently false. In actuality he failed to deliver on his stimulus promises by 7.4 million jobs. The American people aren't stupid. Just look at the CBS poll to the left. 74 percent of Americans believe the Obama stimulus either damaged the economy or had no effect.

The White House ruse is risible. 


Surprise, surprise, the Great Tea Party hope Scott Brown was one of three republicans to side with Obama on this one. 

We need an answer, and it's coming in November. If the American people know that the stimulus is a sham, and if the American people know that the Financial Reform Bill is nothing but more of the same spending that threatens to destroy our way of life, then why can't Congress figure it out? Frankly, I don't care why. We just need a new one. I don't want my kids being forced to speak Mandarin if they aren't living in China.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Repeal and Replace

I received this from my local Tea Party. If you are opposed to the government take over of heathcare, then take some action:

 Action Alert
 DISCHARGE PETITION ON OBAMACARE
 Contact the Key Democrats
Congressman Steve King's DISCHARGE PETITION had 109 of the required 218 signatures as of July 1.  This petition would require a straight up-or-down vote on the repeal of ObamaCare.
 
We need all 34 Democrats who voted against ObamaCare to sign this petition.  Here they are: The Hon. John Adler, The Hon. Jason Altmire, The Hon. Michael Arcuri, The Hon. John Barrow, The Hon. Marion Berry, The Hon. Dan Boren, The Hon. Rick Boucher, The Hon. Bobby Bright, The Hon. Ben Chandler, The Hon. Travis Childers, The Hon. Artur Davis, The Hon. Lincoln Davis, The Hon. Chet Edwards, The Hon. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, The Hon. Tim Holden, The Hon. Larry Kissell, The Hon. Frank Kratovil, The Hon. Daniel Lipinski, The Hon. Stephen Lynch, The Hon. Jim Marshall, The Hon. Jim Matheson, The Hon. Mike McIntyre, The Hon. Mike McMahon, The Hon. Charlie Melancon, The Hon. Walt Minnick, The Hon. Glenn Nye, The Hon. Colin Peterson, The Hon. Mike Ross, The Hon. Heath Shuler, The Hon. Ike Skelton, The Hon. Zack Space, The Hon. John Tanner, The Hon. Gene Taylor, The Hon. Harry Teague 
Make as many calls and / or send as many faxes as you can. 
 
 
 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Thoughts of Freedom

Greetings Patriots! I hope that you all had a safe and proud Independence Day weekend with your friends and family!

To me, July Fourth is a time to reflect on what the founding of our great nation meant to those whose blood and toil allow us to live in the greatest country in history. I believe that the words of Jefferson and Madison should be the true north on our American Compass, to keep our course unaltered by the winds of "change". One must constantly refer back to the designs of his journey's beginning to confirm that he is heading in the right direction.

We cannot forget that WE THE PEOPLE are charged with this duty-- not some  autocratic authority figure. As citizens of this republic it is our responsibility to stay make sure that the path we tread is in leading us to the promised land of our national destiny.

But if we become complacent and neglect our duties, then we may find ourselves entangled in the creeping undergrowth of a different, darker path. In fact that is what we are seeing today. We've forgotten our sovereign duties and have allowed our "leadership" to take us astray into a mire of spending, debt, bureaucracy, and post-American policy-- and then we're on the right track:


We're no fools. The President consistently attempts to placate us with his "we're doing great but it's a tough road" bit. It's because of his profligate policies that our debt is skyrocketing regardless of what claims he makes as to meager improvements in job creation.How dare he invoke our nation's Independence Day to bolster his doublespeak! The anniversary of our nation's founding should have us up in arms to fight the deepening hole that we Americans find ourselves sinking into.

It is time to stop the premature back patting over primary victories and focus our attention on November. Here's one way. I may have had some quibbles with remarks he made about candidates publicizing their affiliation with the Tea Party, but Dick Armey has provided Americans with a way forward through Freedom Works. If you hesitate to click, just think of how much less painful a mouse click is than a bayonet or musket ball through the chest. If we can't endure taking such minimal action on behalf of those who gave their lives for our freedom, then we deserve to be lied to and lured into a socialist wasteland.

Do what you can, and let's get back on track.

Stand Tall Patriots,

SP

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Kagan's Abortion Amendment

http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/ap_kagan_090501_main.jpgRecent reporting has shown that Elena Kagan, current nominee for Supreme Court Justice, had a strong hand in striking down a Nebraska law that banned partial birth abortion. Ironically, it is not her position that is the worst part of this story, but the underhanded, dishonest manner in which she went about achieving her goal. Recent evidence (that the Clinton Library tried to conceal from the public) shows that Kagan, acting as Clinton's Deputy Policy Advisor, manipulated a report by a panel from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to trick the Supreme Court into believing that qualified doctors agreed that partial birth abortion was a medically necessary procedure. On the contrary, the ACOG could point to not even one single set of circumstances where the abortion would save  a mother's life. Here is the documentation that proves Kagan's shady, deceptive orchestration. The edits below are in her own hand:





To summarize, the original document actually written by the ACOG read, "the procedure (partial birth abortion) may not be the best or most appropriate procedure in a particular circumstance to save the life or preserve the health of a woman." After Kagan took her pen to the page it read, "An intact D & X may be the best or most appropriate procedure in a particular circumstance to save the life or preserve the health of a woman.” Kagan completely altered the meaning of the message to be the opposite! She also sneakily inserted the term "intact D&X" which stands for "dilation and extraction" in order to make partial birth abortion seem more antiseptic-- removed from human suffering and death. 

Elena Kagan duped the very judicial body to which she now wants a seat. Whether you believe that abortion is right or wrong, it is indisputable that such dishonesty is unbefitting the highest court in the land. Her actions did not only affect Nebraska during the Clinton administration, but the entire country. When President Bush later signed a federal partial birth abortion ban, the ACOG official policy statement was instrumental to overturning it because it was regarded by judges as the result of reasoned collaboration of medical experts. Nay, it was nothing more than the ramrodding of the Clinton agenda by his "policy advisor" Elena Kagan.

Sounds like the work of a Mafia goon to me. When this woman gets confirmed the scales of justice will be tipped out of favor for judicial integrity, unborn children, and the American people alike.

Stand Tall Patriots,

SP

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Elena Kagan's Ventriloquist Confirmation

Have you been watching former Clintonite, Solicitor General Elena Kagan's  Supreme Court confirmation  hearing? It's infuriating that these hearings have become nothing more than an exercise in saying nothing. Kagan herself has described the process as "vacuity and farce." Truer words have never been spake-- although, this cartoon captures this particular confirmation best:


I was incredulous to discover a recent poll which found that 42% of Americans had no opinion regarding Kagan's possible confirmation. This is shameful. Elena Kagan is a politician at best. She's got ZERO experience as a judge on the bench. The only thing that she should be asked during these hearings is to leave. The only reasons that the Obama Administration chose her are because:

1.) She's a woman and it makes them look progressive.
2) She supports the liberal agenda (anti-gun rights, pro-abortion, etc.) and has proclaimed that being an activist judge is "not necessarily wrong or invalid."
3)  She's got no record of court decisions, which will make it harder for Republicans (or Dems with sense) to question her about her history.

But the biggest reason is that she supports extending Big Government. In a paper she wrote for the Harvard Law Review in 2001 titled "Presidential Administration" she argued the merits of supreme Executive Branch control over regulatory bodies and agencies in order for a President to achieve his or her aims. In Nobama's case that would be disastrous for America.What a nightmare this wolf in judge's clothing is!

kagan-softball The Constitution of the United States is not a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book! It laid down the laws for our country and the Supreme Court must be its enforcers. If we wanted them to make revisionist interpretations we'd ask them to sit down with some Sharpies and have at it. That's not the job, and only a few of them get it. I guess we could never have expected Nobama to replace the most liberal judge in history, Judge Stevens with a moderate, but we really can only speculate as to the leanings of Kagan based on her sparse record. But I suppose, despite what her softball pic indicates, that she bats Lefty.
Stand Tall Patriots,

SP

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Biden to Small Biz: "Bite Me"

Saw this on Gateway Pundit this morning.



Yesterday, VP and bionic gaffe machine Joe Biden went campaigning in Wisconsin to support left-fielder Russ Feingold (D-WI). After ordering a sweet treat at Kopp's, a local custard stand, for a no-press photo-op Biden asked its owner how much he owed him. The owner's response: “Nothing, just lower our taxes.”

Biden, fuming, snubbed the man and turned away, a mouth full of custard, and face full of egg. Then, according to Breitbart TV, Biden snarled at the man, “Say something nice instead of being a smartass all the time.”

For a guy who's built his career on being the "everyman" and riding Amtrak to work, his behavior was surprisingly snobbish, befitting the out-of-touch politician that he is. If I were Obama, I'd drop this court jester and pick up Hillary for 2012. Especially so we can beat both of them and kill her chances for the big show later on..

Stand Tall Patriots,

SP

Friday, June 25, 2010

Ku Klux Kanjorski: The Left Has Racists Too

I just had to repost this video featured today on ABC. It is of  Rep. Paul Kanjorski stating that the new Finance Bill will give relief to those that he describes as, "people -- and they're not minorities and they're not defective and they're not all the things you'd like to insinuate that these programs are about -- these are average, good American people."
 
The notion that "minorities" should be classed with "defective people", and the implication that the category of "average, good American people" precludes the membership of "minorities" is asinine, offensive and deplorable. I don't care if the utterer of such a statement is lefty, righty, or ambidextrous. It doesn't matter. The problem is that such remarks indicate a profoundly stubborn ignorance and refusal to recognize the inherent 'Americanness' of people like myself, and other readers of this blog that don't give two licks about race, and just want to work hard for the advancement of our nation. We are everywhere, and marginalizing our productive citizenship is divisive, short-sighted, and un-American. Racism is clearly not the exclusive province of the Right, and it must be eradicated before Americans will be able to truly band together and rebuild this great country of ours.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Flashback: Ronald Reagan Reawakened

http://www.dancewithshadows.com/politics/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/ronald-reagan-inaugural-parade.jpg"It is no coincidence that our present troubles parallel, and are proportionate to the intervention and intrusion in our lives that result from unnecessary and excessive growth of government. It is time for us to realize that we are too great a nation to limit ourselves to small dreams. We're not as some would have us believe doomed to an inevitable decline. I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing."


More than ever before Reagan's words are relevant to us all. Please take a few moments to listen to the Great Communicator put government in it's rightful place, inspire his citizens to draw upon the greatest qualities of the American spirit, and aspire to lead the world to prosperity. This was filmed at his first inaugural address on January 20, 1981:




Remember the American promise.


Stand Tall Patriots,


SP

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Rock Reporter Shatters McChrystal: A man. A pen. A volcano.

http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/dangerroom/2010/06/100513-F-6655M-014-660x448.jpgI can't tell you how ashamed I am today of our news media, our government and our society.
The reputation of a military genius, and our nation's security have been compromised by a misused ball point and a misbehaving force of nature. That's right. Had it not been for that Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajokull McChrystal would still have his life, and our country's safety in tact.

What was supposed to be a couple of short interviews in Paris became an extended month long affair for Rolling Stone writer Michael Hastings when the ash cloud enshrouded European skies. A note from Hastings' twitter confirms it.

So to McChrystal and his aides, this guy was inconspicuous and seemingly trustworthy after such an extended relationship. He must have seemed like one of the embedded reporters, who often realize that what they see and hear is sensitive information-- and that they should exercise caution to publicize only the most essential elements of what they witness. This Michael Hastings, this rock reporter, had none of that sense. He's probably in some trailer somewhere patting himself on the back while some musician snorts drugs off of an overeager, underage groupie. Stick to those stories Hastings. Leave our country alone. 
I have no problems with General Petraeus, another true hero and Patriot with a proven record of service, taking over command. But what I cannot tolerate is the credence that the American news media have given to such a trifling story. If you read the headlines you'd think that the General had overtly undermined the President's authority. The President has done that himself. He hasn't even mentioned Afghanistan since his lackluster, watery words at West Point in December! What sort of Commander in Chief is that?? He's shown no leadership, and now he's been buffetted by the whimsical winds of Washington gossip and media hype. 

Where are the American people on this? I'm not seeing enough outrage at either this hack, pop journalist, or at the backbone bereft bureaucracy. I for one will make sure that the next candidate for president that I vote for has a history of truly supporting our military, and is a man of integrity who won't cave to tabloid media stories, crafted by dilettante donkeys wielding recording devices.

What a tragedy that volcano proved to be for America. If not for that, such a bloodsucking yellow-journalist would never have been able to sidle up and destroy a national hero with a few thoughtless strokes of a pen. But we, as Americans have to tune out of these stupid stories. Our intellectually devoid consumer culture permits our media to inundate and influence us with drivel fit for the lowest common denominator. Maybe if we stop watching, maybe if we write to them, maybe if we don't read trash mags like Rolling Stone, we'll be able to send them a message: stop feeding us shit. 

Stand Tall Patriots,

SP

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Runaway General: McChrystal McMadness



By now you must have heard of the dust up over candid remarks made by General Stanley McChrystal and some of his aides  regarding top administration officials,  recently printed in Rolling Stone. Obama was reportedly "furious" and called him in to Washington to be reamed out today. Some are even calling for the General's resignation!

http://www.hotindienews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/general-stanley-mcchrystal-217x300.jpgNow it's evident that the President is very reactionary. He's always on the defensive-- backpedaling like a terrified unicyclist in the lion's den at the circus. The most recent example is his handling of the Gulf Oil Crisis. His critics cornered him into posing for contrived, up-rolled sleeve photo ops, and making that "Jesus save us all because suddenly I'm born again, and oh yeah let's pass my energy agenda!" PR speech last week. So I wouldn't be surprised if he fires this Hero because he wants to be seen as a stern Commander in Chief. Then again, I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't because the man suffers a severe case of spinless-itis.

I reserved judgment either way until I read the Rolling Stone piece, which I did not find to be at all damning of the man. All he did was make it clear that he didn't feel like dining with a bunch of fake, fair weather Frenchies who want to cut and run from fighting the war on Terror, and that he's not a fan of Joe Biden (honestly, Biden should take his lessons from McChrystal in tempering one's words). Plus, this is all he said when preparing for questions about his thoughts on Biden among his aides: "Are you asking about Vice President Biden?" McChrystal says with a laugh. "Who's that?" Big Deal. Those Rolling Stone scoundrels never quoted him criticizing the President at all! Period. And he should not be responsible for the words of his aides, which also were nothing disparaging about the President.

Now I think that chain of command is important in the military, but a leader must earn respect before he will command it from accomplished, fearless, patriots like General McChrystal. Let's be serious, as the RS article points out: under his leadership "the Joint Special Operations Command, the elite forces that carry out the government's darkest ops...killed and captured thousands of insurgents, including Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq." That is impressive, and it's no surprise that during their first meeting Obama "seemed 'uncomfortable and intimidated' by the roomful of military brass." And, with the President shaking in his penny loafers, their first one-on-one meeting "was a 10-minute photo op" and "Obama clearly didn't know anything about him" despite the fact that he was the man who would "run his f---ing war." 

Now the only thing that the General did that could ever been construed in an alternate universe as insubordination to his commander was pressing for more troops for the war last year in a report that was LEAKED. Hmmm, didn't thatwork in Iraq, and didn't Obama run on a platform of kickin some ass in Afghanistan? Well Obama dragged his feet for three months before deciding to make things happen and delivering that supremely uninspiring West Point speech on December 1st of last year. Since then the administration has provided no leadership where it should: political and diplomatic matters,  leaving the General and his men to do double and triple duty when they should be focused on winning a war.

Are you kidding me? Why should this man be fired? So that Obama can look good? No. That's not a good enough reason. He's done nothing but do his job, and has tried to bravely lead his men in the most abominably impossible circumstances for a "Commander" that won't even use the words "VICTORY" or "WIN". This man loves his country, and he's proven it by putting his life on the line and being a LEADER.

Obama is no leader, and I hope that he recognizes that the only credibility he retain will be due to surrounding himself with true patriots like General Stanley McChrystal. Even if he prefers Jack in the Box to arugula. Even if he flips the bird occasionally with the guys. Even if he's not some Ivy League Professor.

General Stanley McChrystal should not be fired, and the guys that wrote the article should think twice before capitalizing on America's insatiable appetite for inflated, unfounded controversy--- especially when it involves the men that protect us-- especially when we're at war.


Stand Tall Patriots,


SP

Obama Pays Off His Voters 50 Billion

http://billsmovieemporium.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/batmanjoker.jpg
 Look Familiar?

It's not rocket science folks. We need to stop spending like some 18 year old kid who hopes his credit card will score him some action with the head cheerleader. Unfortunately, the reasons behind our spending aren't so benign.


Obama is paying off his voting base-- with $50 billion of your cash.


Instead of putting the pressure on elected politicians to balance their budgets with their own tax revenues, Obama sees an opportunity to curry favor with the Dem base by calling for a $50 billion dollar bailout of state and city politicians to hand off cash to their government employees. But the truth is: these people aren't in danger of losing their jobs, and are far better off than the average American worker. Wrote Pat Buchanan in an article for realclearpolitics:


Government workers enjoy far greater job security than private-sector workers. At the state and local level, their average pay and benefits, about $40 an hour, far exceed the $27 per hour in the private sector. The federal worker has it even better, receiving $30,000 a year more in pay and benefits than the average worker in the private sector.


Obama's proposal is thus about taking care of his own and the Democratic Party's political base.
Consider. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the American Federation of Teachers, the Transport Workers Union of America and other government unions in the AFL-CIO are all powerhouses of the Democratic Party.


Obama is calling for a taxpayer rescue of the political class to which he belongs, to spare it the painful duty tens of thousands of business executives have had to perform. Private employees -- 25 million of whom are out of work, underemployed or have given up looking for jobs -- may be expendable, but government workers are not.

Whatever happened to making local politicians responsible for their own and supporting the private sector? I'll tell you what: the liberal agenda to grow government. Why? Because Democrats = Big Government. The bigger government is, the larger the Democrat base becomes. And currently, government comprises nearly 40% of the American economy.


Many opponents of the Obamanation have worn t-shirts or carried signs depicting him as the Joker from the Dark Knight. Although humorous, I never got the connection. However, in thinking about this payoff, he does remind me of Jack Nicholson's Joker in the 1989 version during a scene in which he parades through the streets on a huge, ostentatious float, tossing out free money to gain popularity with the citizens of Gotham city. Of course,  he soon after poisons them all! Embedding is disabled for the video but check it out here

Stand Tall Patriots,

SP

Monday, June 21, 2010

Republican Voter Caveat Emptor: CINO No-No

According to the latest GALLUP poll, Republican voter enthusiasm is at an all-time high:

An average of 59% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents have said they are more enthusiastic than usual about voting this year compared with past elections, the highest average Gallup has found in a midterm election year for either party since the question was first asked in 1994.
Compared to Previous Elections, Are You More Enthusiastic About Voting Than Usual, or Less Enthusiastic? 
That is all well and good, but don't expect that to mean conservatives can relax and rest assured that a return to fiscal responsibility is the inevitable outcome of a midterm congressional change of the guard. Au contraire, my freedom frying friend. Do you recall the massive midterm massacre that republicans served up to the democrat controlled congress in 1994? Of course you do. You must also remember that the revolution's architect, Newt Gingrich, had promised many conservative reforms on day one in his "Contract With America" (e.g., slashing over-sized budgets, moratoriums on regulation, and new congressional term limits). But these reforms were largely unrealized. For example, 95% of the biggest programs that the Contract had vowed to cut entirely had a combined budget increased of 13% by the year 2000!
The anti-majority/incumbent fervor is cyclical, and although major, the backlash that we are seeing now is nothing particularly novel. What would be new would be for the professed conservatives who are elected to office to actually enact what they run their campaigns on once in their seats. Before you hit the polls in November, vet the candidates, and vet them well. Republican, Democrat or independent, I don't care what party the prospect is from, as long as they have a record of sound fiscal policy. We can't afford to repeat 1994 and elect a congress of CINOs (conservatives in name only). As you know, America is Greece on steroids and its time to get off the pill before it's too late to get out of the hole.

Stand Tall Patriots,

SP

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Crash The Tea Party

I came across something interesting today:

Submitted by J., who makes an excellent point: “Basically, liberals are going out there and doing stupid shit that the teabaggers are doing. Problem is, then the teabaggers can just blame it on the liberals and won’t have to suffer any consequences. This isn’t rocket science and I can’t believe these people think it’s a good idea.  Noble cause, horrific execution.”

 I wish that I could say I'm absolutely shocked, but I'm not. Instead of being constructive to advance whatever strange, Inconvenient Truth, anti-religion, anti-America agenda they support, they have to stoop to slimy subversive levels. Apparently this was originally posted on the now defunct crastheteaparty.org, but the site's founder, Jason Levin (that smarmy looking fellow on the left) was outed by freerepublic.com on April 10th. Still, just because they were thwarted once doesn't mean that these people have found something to make of their lives and aren't still up to reprehensible tricks.

Many of you may have read my previous post about that attack site my blog was featured in, which is dedicated to making the Tea Party look bad by publishing quotes, photos, and excerpts of online conversations by SUPPOSED Tea Party members. After reading this "Crash the Tea Party" message I wouldn't be surprised if many of the posts on that website were planted by infiltrators. After all, the objective of Jason Levin and his cronies was to, "whenever possible...act on behalf of the Tea Party in ways which exaggerate the least appealing qualities...to further distance them from mainstream America and damage the public's opinion of them".

Make no mistake, these creatures are in our midst, spreading propaganda, and attempting to derail our fight to take back America.

Be neither fooled nor disheartened. Arm yourself with knowledge, and when uninformed people try to tell you that you're part of some fringe, extremist group, you can educate them about the treacherous, liberal smear campaign-- email them a copy of that message if you have to!

Beware of traitorous, liars bent on destroying America's opportunity to be free again. There's no need to be paranoid because they're usually easy to spot. They leave a trail of flag hating grime in their wake.

Spread the word, and keep fighting for America!

Stand Tall Patriots,

SP

Saturday, June 19, 2010

"Shut the F*ck Up Teabaggers"???

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And we're the crazy ones.
Yesterday I stumbled upon a website called "STFU, Teabaggers", which is clever shorthand for "Shut The Fuck Up, Teabaggers". Impressive. This site is "dedicated to the ridiculousness of the tea party movement". It takes quotes and screen shots of online conversations from supposed tea party members and uses them to assert that the Tea Party is wholly racist, ignorant, and dangerous.

I was astonished to find that this site had a link to my blog post about the Chris Matthews "documentary" Rise of the New Right. Apparently I'm a crazy person for having my point of view. I responded to the anonymous author of the site with a post called "Blanket Bias" that he/she approved, and then gave his/her own lengthy rejoinder. My point was that its absurd to pigeonhole members of a national movement into a single disparaging category, despite what inflammatory posts you may find on the internet, because there is evidence to support an alternative perspective. It seems reasonable to me, but I was called "childish" by a person who runs a site called "Shut the fuck up teabaggers". How mature. Not sophomoric or myopic at all. I'll let you read the exchange yourself to form your own opinions. Feel free to comment.


June 18, 2010

Blanket Bias

This site certainly contains some disturbing remarks, and in some cases makes legitimate claims as to the state of our national, socio-racial-political division.
Nevertheless, I invite you to explore the idea that your generally applied, indiscriminately delivered vitriol, discounts the possibility that the Tea Party is not an ideological monolith, and comprises multifarious constituent elements.
I myself am black. I happen to believe in fiscal conservatism, limited government and individual liberty— some principles that have real merit.
There are racists everywhere in this country, not just in the Tea Party. I’m black. I know. But if used correctly, this movement has the potential to bring to light issues integral to the rebuilding of our nation.
Disagreement is fine. Parody is necessary and cathartic. I would just like to engage the viewers of this site in discussion. Some of you have already seen my blog because it was featured here yesterday in a link about Chris Matthews. Now, admittedly my headline was sensational. It was done intentionally to attract readers— in the same way that legitimate news outlets do routinely. (In fact you did the same by suggesting that I had called Chris Matthews a Communist, which I did not.) Nevertheless, I believe that the substance of my article was worthy for reasoned debate, as opposed to lambaste and offhanded lampoon.
Please visit my blog and leave comments to join in on an important discussion. I welcome that, because after all, this is America, and you’re free to disagree or debate me allllll day.
Thanks.
Orpheus

Blog: http://teapatriot.blogspot.com/
Facebook: Orpheus Patriot
Twitter: Suprpatriot2012

hey orpheus,
i appreciate you checking out the blog, and also what appears to be your vast appreciation for thesauruses. 
this blog is a platform for me to make fun of the tea party. the tea party at best is ridiculous. even if they make some good points, their motives are impure, their methods abrasive and cruel, and their respect for a country they claim to love more than others is marginal. their communist witch-hunting is embarrassing in these modern times, and their self-described patriotism is a hindrance. even if i did think any of their points are valid, the way in which they are presented by way of sloppily made signs hoisted from lawn chairs or angry limbaugh-esque blogs, i can’t respect the movement.
i don’t care if you’re black.  just because you are black and align yourself with the tea party does not mean that the tea party is not wholly racist. it is. of course there are exceptions. and black people can be fiscally conservative without being tea party members. furthermore, socially conservative minorities are just selfish jerks. 
i don’t believe in limited government. in fact i would say that limited government is exactly the opposite of what i believe in. therefore, i find the tea party’s basic principle to be faulty. i believe the government is for the people, and should help the people. i believe it should be a safety net which people can fall back on in times of need. 
the tea party is divided. it doesn’t know whether they do or don’t like minorities, whether they believe in abortion, whether they believe in gay marriage, and doesn’t even grasp the concept of the separation of church and state. i mean it doesn’t even know if it wants to blame BP or obama for the oil spill. a movement that wants to be taken seriously must establish cohesive ideals. a movement which cries about ‘we the people’ and ‘personal liberty’ seems to love telling people what to do in their private lives, how to live those lives, and will verbally behead people at the first sight of any kind of liberalism.  
even the most civil debates i have had with tea party members [of which there have been many] have ended with them calling me a ‘libtard’ or a communist, and telling me to kill myself or that i should have been aborted. this is not a movement of peace, but more or less is an army of fox news foot soldiers who will not listen to any reason. this group of particularly selfish, enraged individuals feels they are more entitled to what they want for america than any other group of people. they find themselves more important. i find no merit whatsoever in this movement, and have been given no reason to. 
your blog entry actually used the words ‘know thy enemy.’ you also refer to him as a loony leftist. you refer to MSNBC as facists, you’re right. not communists. but your blog is a heaping pile of bullshit with a candy bullshit topping, and there’s nothing you can do to sway me from that opinion. i mean you legitimately believe that someone exercising their first amendment right to speak out against the tea party infringes the tea party’s right to speak out against the liberal ‘elitists.’ oh my god, and you think that the tea party is ‘taking the country back.’ do you want to go back to when black people got shot for reading, or do you want to go back to when they were slaves? should we go back to treating women as objects or…? 
you say that we should not hide our political affiliations, yet your movement damns others who are more liberal than them. 
this cute little trend of conservatives making fun of liberals by changing their names to things like ‘obumma,’ ‘rachel madcow,’ and ‘keith blobermann’ is supremely childish. how can you honestly believe that people should take you seriously?
the hardball documentary wasn’t actually slanted. did you watch the whole thing? i went in expecting it to be incredibly agenda-heavy, but i actually found it to be more fact than opinion based. the part where they plugged maddow wasn’t great, but i’m not sure rand paul floundered that poorly on any other show, so they were pretty limited for that coverage. the tea party sees what it wants to see, and what they want to see is fault. even when obama says or does something good, the tea party complains about it. how do you expect the country to have a favorable view of a movement that is NEVER happy?
if any of my readers wish to go debate you on your blog, i urge them to do so. but asking me to do so seems silly. this blog is a satirical blog, and not one that asks for debate. though it feeds my ego like a hungry hungry hippo when i can school people, that’s not what this blog is for. it is just to highlight the craziness of the tea party. i rarely have to even make much commentary, because the things these people are willing to say in public forums speak for themselves. 
WORD.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Armey Ashamed: Tea Party Talk Taboo



This is America. Never hide your beliefs.

Yes, I watch MSNBC's red-faced rant-machine Keith Blobermann so that you don't have to. Last night, when I paused from being awed by his capacious cranium (he's got a really big head), I heard something odd:
Former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey, one of the main national proponents of the Tea Party movement is advising members of the Republican Party to say that they're not members of the Tea Party because it will hurt them politically. If you ask me, instructing these elected officials to publicly renounce and conceal their  Tea Party affiliation damages our cause.
I've cut a selection of the footage for your convenience (minimizing your exposure to Blobermann's bloviation):


Armey's claim that Rand Paul's biggest mistake was his publicized Tea Party affiliation is misguided. The Tea Party support that he received was instrumental to his Republican nomination for the Kentucky's Senate race-- and he was right to proclaim it, "a victory for the Tea Party". 

Paul's real error was his inability to handle simple questions regarding his opinion of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 from MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. His Libertarian stance was philosophically valid, but his delivery-- his inability to say that he denounced racial discrimination in strong language, was a problem. That's just political ineptitude, and it plagues many of us.

Unfortunately, the sound bites that Paul gave the Left actually damaged the Tea Party, not the other way around. What we need is better messaging.
Hiding our political affiliations is not the answer-- especially not in America where we have the right to associate with any party that we choose.

It's our responsibility as Patriots to make sure that America is safe for all points of view, especially when it's a perspective that upholds the highest ideals of freedom, our Constitution, and our Founding Fathers. We've got to encourage our elected officials to proudly proclaim their belief in us and our ideals. When we take control of our message and our image we will reverse the negative press and sliding approval ratings, like I talked about in a previous post "Is The Tea Party Dead?"

I am going to keep fighting for the recognition and actualization of the goals of our cause. I may even run for office myself...

Sorry Dick. You're wrong on this one. If you think you can convince us to stay quiet, keep our heads down and pretend that we no longer exist in the public eye, then I have one question for you:

You and what Armey?

Stand Tall Patriots,

SP

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Crooked Chris Matthews Kills Freedom


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Know Thy Enemy.

I always watch chicanery chocked channels like MSNBC so that I'll know what garbage the other side is trying to deliver to our doorstep. It is imperative that we enlightened conservatives do this because it will help us to refute erroneous claims, and to develop appropriate strategies to defeat the anti-American propaganda machine.

Did you catch Loony Leftist Liberal Liar Chris Matthews last night? He broadcasted a piece of tendentious tabloid trash masquerading as a documentary, called "Rise of the New Right". It is a fear mongering, scare tactic designed to paint conservative concerned citizens who want to restore American values, as dangerous, racist, anti-government lunatics. I am a peaceful, black constitutionalist American, aligned with the core free-market, libertarian values of the Tea Party. I guess that makes me a violent, racist, radical. Right Chris?

Obviously this is untrue.
Let me ask you some questions:

Do YOU think that it is reasonable to pay for your neighbor's mortgage when government policies enabled poor people to buy homes outside of their means and eventually default?

Do YOU think that it's crazy for Americans to peacefully assemble to voice their discontent with the expansion of government and skyrocketing deficit and debt?

Do YOU think that the United States of America should be run based upon the CONSTITUTION, and not a marxist, socialist, "progressive" agenda that is driving our economy and culture into the ground?

Your answers should be no, no, YES. And we're fighting back.

Of course Matthews is afraid.
He's afraid because we're seizing our country back from him and his cronies of the liberal elite.
He's afraid because we're going to kick his president's lying butt out of office.
He's afraid because we're taking a stand to remake America!

Take that stand alongside the National Tea Party Federation, which is petitioning sponsors that advertise on Hardball with Chris Matthews to pull their ads! Don't let them trample on your 1st Amendment Rights! Don't be silenced Americans!

Let's hit these fascists where it hurts: their wallets.

Watch the show and see for yourself how slanderous and slanted this mockery of journalism truly is: