Monthly Archives: November 2009

Jesus Wants You To Pay For Abortions

Betcha’ didn’t know that, but that is what the liberal hierarchy of the United Methodist Church would like you to believe.

The language of this proclamation is really quite disgusting. As I wrote below the linked article:

“Our Christian faith and our Wesleyan heritage compels us to stand…”

First, the Christian faith part? Are they really suggesting that Christ thinks killing babies is OK and should be legal and paid for at public expense? How dare they?!

Second, Wesleyan heritage? Poor John Wesley, who was a righteous man of God, is rolling over in his grave at all the things being done in his name. If these liberal charlatans were intellectually honest they would admit that if John Wesley were alive today he would be vilified by the UMC as a Bible thumping fundamentalist.

Swiss Approve Constitutional Ban on Mosque Minarets

The Swiss want to live in Switzerland, not Saudi Arabia:

Swiss voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional ban on minarets on Sunday, barring construction of the iconic mosque towers in a surprise vote that put Switzerland at the forefront of a European backlash against a growing Muslim population.

The referendum by the nationalist Swiss People’s Party labeled minarets as symbols of rising Muslim political power that could one day transform Switzerland into an Islamic nation. The initiative was approved 57.5 to 42.5 percent by some 2.67 million voters. Only four of the 26 cantons or states opposed the initiative, granting the double approval that makes it part of the Swiss constitution.

The reaction of Muslims was predictable, as well as laughably ironic:

Muslim groups in Switzerland and abroad condemned the vote as biased and anti-Islamic. Business groups said the decision hurt Switzerland’s international standing and could damage relations with Muslim nations and wealthy investors who bank, travel and shop there.

“The Swiss have failed to give a clear signal for diversity, freedom of religion and human rights,” said Omar Al-Rawi, integration representative of the Islamic Denomination in Austria, which said its reaction was “grief and deep disappointment.”

It’s Muslim nations where freedom of religion and human rights are imperiled. Worse, as Muslim culture colonizes areas of Europe, it begins to assert itself politically.


It isn’t “xenophobic” to protect your way of life from an invasive, hostile culture.

Update: Left-Neocon Charles Johnson continues to campaign for fighting them over there but welcoming them over here.

How ‘Bout Them Dawgs!

We interrupt the serious political commentary for a brief interlude of gloating.

Addendum: Georgia has a lot of rivalries – Florida, Auburn, Tennessee, SC – but there really is something different about our rivalry with Tech. With our SEC rivals there is a certain amount of mutual respect. With Tech there is nothing but ill will. For proof check out the comments in this blog. Up to 688 when I posted this. I think it partially has to do with the fact that the schools are so different, Georgia the state university and Tech the technical school. That and the insufferable smuggness of Tech fans.

PETA, Just Shut Up!

PETA wants the University of Georgia, my alma mater, to replace the recently deceased Uga VII with a robot because prancing around on the sideline is supposedly too cruel for a Bulldog.

I own an English Bulldog, and it is true that they have a disproportionate share of health problems because they have been bred into such a freakish, from a natural perspective, shape. But as the article suggests, PETA is really making an argument that Bulldogs (or all pure breeds for that matter) should not exist. Now when my prima donna dog is growling at me because I am trying to get his lazy butt off the furniture, I might temporarily agree, but then cooler heads prevail, and I return to bragging on him.

PETA is an organization based on never letting cooler heads prevail. A robot dog? Please! Who authorized that press release, and what were they thinking? “Let’s see … what can we do to make ourselves look even more foolish? I’ve got it! Let’s suggest that the University of Georgia replace the most beloved and recognizable mascot on the planet with a robot? That will help our cause.”

PETA can relax about Uga. That dog gets better treatment than most humans.

Some Thanksgiving reading

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers! Here’s light reading to do today if you are so incline, but don’t spend all of our time on the computer today.

J.J. Jackson’s latest: “KSM show trial comes to Broadway”

Chuck Baldwin’s latest: “Some questions regarding the Ft. Hood Massacre”

Philip Giraldi’s “The Costs of War” from Antiwar.com.

And for this Thanksgiving, Bill Kauffman’s classic “The Grinch who moved Thanksgiving.”

All the News that you pay for!

My journalism teacher in high school asked the students on the first day of class what was purpose of journalism. We all answered idealistically: “To provide information.” “To monitor our government and expose corruption.” “To tell people’s stories.” He responded emphatically: “WRONG! The purpose of journalism is to make money!”

Now he wasn’t being cynical. He understood journalism did all the things that we mentioned, but he wanted us to understand that none of these could be accomplished without the journalistic entity’s  ability to make a profit. Like it or not we were in the entertainment business and people had to feel that what we did was worthy of their attention and their money for subscriptions so that businesses would be willing to pay to put ads in our product, because that’s where the customers were.

Thus, journalism suffers when the economy suffers. It is not exempt from the laws of economics. Unfortunatley there are those who wish to make it so and are willing to incorporate socialistic business practices to do so. Thus, when the New Hampshire paper the Claremont Eagle-Times went belly up because it could not make profit anymore, the state of New Hampshire stepped in and offered a subsidy of economic development money to keep the presses rolling as Free Stater Bill Walker pointed out in this article on Lew Rockwell.com.

In journalism class we were presented with situational ethics questions constantly, like what to do is a suspect in a murder investigation happened to be the son of prominent advertiser in the paper, and so forth. Of course we were always told to avoid conflict of interest situations as much as possible to preserve the credibility of the product. Now here we have the biggest conflict of interest of all, a government financed newspaper. Apparently nobody thought that subject ever would come up because journalists seem divided as to what to do.

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Audit the Fed making headway

Some may very well lament the Senate’s cloture vote on health care reform over the weekend as the coming of socialism. I simply shrug my shoulders and say what else is new? One can debate health care reform from a Constutional perspective but one cannot say we’ve broken new ground. We’re on the same path we’ve been on since 1933.

Oh well. But there is good news coming out of Washington last weekend and that came when the Paul-Grayson Audit the Fed passed through committee an fended off the attempts of the Fed and the Big Banks’ stooges on the House Banking Committee, particularly Barney Frank and Mel Watt, from gutting it. The bill still has a long way to go but it was an important hurdle to get over and it shows the appeal of the populistic thrust against the evil Fed both members of both parties. Glenn Greenwald has a nice article about this in Salon.com.

The opposition to health care reform flops uselessly because its based more on political calculation rather than on principal, which leaves the GOP at as disadvantage because they are a minority and have nothing to sell when the Harry Reid Market  opens on the Senate floor and the deals are cut to pass the bill. Meanwhile, Audit the Fed is plowing ahead because, even though it is controversial and the powers that be are against it, it has support broad enough to pass.

Draining rural America and other articles for your consideration

New TAC blogger Oskar Chomicki wrote about the “Rural Brain Drain” that I wished I have chimed in when it was posted earlier (but inlcuding the link so you all can write in) I have been living in rural areas for the past 14 years so I have a perspective that I wish to add.

Before I do so here are some interesting articles to link to:

Dave Nathan responds to the smear machine’s attacks on some of Glenn Beck’s guests at Lew Rockwell.com

We talk a lot about divisions on the Right but here’s a good article in the left-wing American Prospect magazine about divisions on the Left.

J.J Jackson’s latest: “Discovering Stupidity”

Chuck Baldwin’s latest: “U.S. Troops wearing UN Colors”

Jack Hunter writes about the “Casualties of Diversity” for Takimag.

Rep. John Duncan (R-Tenn.) says war is not conservative on Antiwar.com

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The Manhattan Declaration

Yesterday, a rather large number of ecclesiastical leaders officially announced the Manhattan Declaration. Many of these leaders came out to the National Press Club in order to make the announcement. Thus far, there’s been a decent amount of media coverage. This document was a collaborate effort from leaders of various faiths, churches, and denominations: Anglicans, Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists, Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, etc.

Basically, this statement addresses three main issues:

1. the sanctity of human life

2. the dignity of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife

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Civilian Trial or No Civilian Trial for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed?

There seems to be some debate on the right about this.

The debate at Chronicles is intelligent.

The debate at American Spectator, not so much. Although S.L. Toddard and I are trying to fight the good fight.

I get not giving non-citizens the same rights as citizens, but I am very much against corrupting the meaning of enemy combatant.

Welfare State and Cultural Marxism don’t mix

One of the few bright spots of the health care debate is the way Right Democrats have used their numbers in the House to basically incorporate the Hyde Amendment, which bans Federal funding for abortion (which was passed by a Democrat Congress in the late 1970s and signed by then President Jimmy Carter I do believe) into both the House and Senate bills. Instead of celebrating the triumphant march towards fully socialized medicine, the Left is instead wailing and gnashing their teeth at this provision and hurling abuse at Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak, the Democrat who put it in the House bill.

Stupak represents a district that covers all of northern Michigan and the UP, one of those classic Reagan Democrat districts, economically liberal and culturally conservative. Like most Right Democrats, Stupak isn’t opposed in principal to universal health care. What he is opposed to having his constituents tax money paying something they feel is morally repugnant which most citizens agree they should not be forced to do.

Peter Bienart says in this interesting article in Daily Beast that the Cultural Marxists ought to get used to it. The desire on many on the Left to revamp the welfare state (when did it ever go away?) runs smack into the desires of Cultural Marxists to use the such a welfare state for their own agenda. Stupak stood in the way of this and Nancy Pelosi  smartly sided with him to make sure the bill got through the House.

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Gingrich: Contract with America, Round 2

Lord, give me patience.

Here’s snake-oil salesman Newt Gingrich reeling in the gullible — again. Seems he’s been hatching a new scheme for bamboozling voters, this time working with GOP chair Michael Steele, who famously claimed Republicans now stand for abortion and “gay rights.” So now we have a brand-spanking-new CWA. Pardon me if I yawn.

It was the realization of the cynicism and fraudulence of the first CWA that finally turned me against the Republican party. I’d served as president of the Young Republicans when I was in college, and had worked on the Jesse Helms campaign here in Charlotte. When Newt Gingrich announced the first Contract With America, which was to be a Republican-led “revolution” against Big Government, I believed. But like Fox Mulder, I wanted to believe. However, those self-proclaimed “revolutionaries” in the Republican party not only failed to abolish the Department of Education and to cut back government regulation, they sided with Bill Clinton in showering $50 billion of Americans’ tax dollars on the corrupt Mexican government.

I scanned the Constitution for the authority to do that, but couldn’t find it.

Just like I can’t find a reason for believing in the Republican party today.

Whiskey vs. cigars?


I have a pro-Southern friend who’s not only stuck on the Left Coast, but also spars with me from time to time on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He’s for ‘em, I’m against ‘em. On his blog, he recently condemned Obama for rejecting the recommendations of the national security team. The blogger, Stogie, whose nom-de-blog acknowledges his taste for fine cigars, concluded Obama would not send additional troops into Afghanistan.

However, I don’t believe Obama could’ve been nominated if he didn’t support the Empire’s wars. So I posted this comment and challenge:

I’ll bet Obama’s just sending up trial balloons to gauge the American sheeples’ reaction before he ups the number of boots on the ground.

I’ll go one step further: I’ll bet you a sample pack of CAO Black cigars that by the 1st of March, 2010, Obama will have sent in at least 12,000 more troops, boosting the total from the present 68,000 to 80,000.

If you win, I’ll post a picture of myself on my blog buying your cigars. And if I win, you can send me a bottle of Rebel Yell bourbon. Interested?

The challenge was quickly accepted:

Sure OR. It’s a deal. I’d buy you a bottle of Rebel Yell anyway, even more so if you would come over and smoke those cigars with me while we down the bourbon!

So I responded in kind:

Now I’d like that. Talk about win-win! It’d be like Denny Crane and Alan Shore relaxing at twilight on their office balcony.

Thus the gauntlet has been thrown down and taken up! What will happen? Two headstrong and determined bloggers, each seeking the vindication of his views and his preferred poison, await the outcome.

Stay tuned!

Political Correctness – The Bomb that Exploded at Ft. Hood

This article was submitted by Edward L. Daley:

The Political Correctness Bomb That Exploded At Fort Hood

By Edward L. Daley

Nidal Malik Hasan is an Islamic terrorist who, with premeditation and contempt for our military’s anti-terrorist mission in the Middle East, murdered 13 American servicemen and women, and wounded 30 more at Fort Hood, Texas last week. To refer to him as something other than an Islamic terrorist is to ignore the painfully obvious facts surrounding the case, yet that is precisely what the leaders of the American leftist movement, and their sycophantic drones in the news media, are doing.

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Articles for your consideration – Contrasting styles of secession from Dixie to Vermont

I thought this article from the Vermont Commons the newspaper of the Vermont independence movement was an interesting one contrasting the different perspectives of the secession movements in the South and the one in Vermont but also their common goal.

Here are some articles for your consideration:

- Another good one from Vermont Commons on abolishing ursury in Vermont.

- J.J Jackson’s latest “Would You Bet Your Life?

- Chuck Baldwin’s latest: “Is the Day of the Great Leaders Past?”

- Dave Harsayni over at Reason wonders why liberals insist upon choice for abortion but in overall health care policy in “Freedom to Confuse”

- Want some scary reading? Take a gander at Seymour Hersh’s latest on the security of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons

- Blackwater’s bribes an what they by, even in the Obama Administration  by Jeremy Scahill in The Guardian

The subtle influences of Ron Paul

Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn) has introduced a bill of new financial regulations that actually eliminates and consolidates several ineffectual federal agencies and strips the evil Fed of its regulatory powers over banks in the U.S.

One can see the subtle influences of Ron Paul on such a piece of legislation. Indeed, why would Dodd, called the “Senator from Aetna” by Ralph Nader and patron saint of the financial industry and Wall Street introduce a bill that could well be opposed by Barney Frank and Obama Administration?

Because Dodd is a politician first and foremost and he’s up for re-election next year. He has a tough fight on his hands and so he needs something to show he’s more than just the recipient of the largess of Countrywide and the big banks.  Co-opting a little Ron Paul populism, especially since Peter Schiff is one of his potential opponents may very well help him.

Success in politics doesn’t always comes from winning elections. It comes from advocating ideas  that even the most unlikely adherents like Dodd find useful.

Speaking of Ron Paul influences, I see where the Charleston (S.C.) County GOP has censured Sen. Lindsay Graham, finally fed up with his many apostasies and his attempt to be John McCain’s political successor  See where attacking Ron Paul leads you Senator?