Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Power Of Your Vote

It may not seem like much but your vote is the single most powerful tool you have in helping to shape our nation. No other government is as beholding to the citizens than our country. All because of "One man, one vote."

Which is why when groups like ACORN help to perpetrate voter fraud is really a literal threat at our government and way of life. When fraud happens, it takes away your vote. It's not just one vote canceling out yours but it's two votes, three votes or more votes from one person canceling out your voice.

And your vote isn't just a vote. It's your voice in saying how you want your government to be ran. There isn't a monarch that a Prime Minister needs to kneel before, asking for permission on how to form the government. The vote is your most important tool that you can use to help shape this Republic.

So when voter fraud happens, it's not just canceling out your vote but its stealing your voice in how you want the country to be ran.

And it looks like it's up to "We The People" to do something about it:

When Catherine Engelbrecht and her friends sat down and started talking politics several years ago, they soon agreed that talking wasn’t enough. They wanted to do more. So when the 2008 election came around, “about 50” of her friends volunteered to work at Houston’s polling places.

“What we saw shocked us,” she said. “There was no one checking IDs, judges would vote for people that asked for help. It was fraud, and we watched like deer in the headlights.”

Their shared experience, she says, created “True the Vote,” a citizen-based grassroots organization that began collecting publicly available voting data to prove that what they saw in their day at the polls was, indeed, happening -- and that it was happening everywhere.
[. . .]
“The first thing we started to do was look at houses with more than six voters in them" Engelbrecht said, because those houses were the most likely to have fraudulent registrations attached to them. "Most voting districts had 1,800 if they were Republican and 2,400 of these houses if they were Democratic . . .

"But we came across one with 24,000, and that was where we started looking."
[. . .]
The group called for help and quickly got 30 donated computers and “tens of thousands of hours” of volunteer work. And then the questions started to arise.

“Vacant lots had several voters registered on them. An eight-bed halfway house had more than 40 voters registered at its address,” Engelbrecht said. “We then decided to look at who was registering the voters."
[. . .]
Most of the findings focused on a group called Houston Votes, a voter registration group headed by Sean Caddle, who also worked for the Service Employees International Union before coming to Houston. Among the findings were that only 1,793 of the 25,000 registrations the group submitted appeared to be valid.

Be sure to read the rest.

It shouldn't be surprising. It's the radical left who is pushing much of the voter fraud. They lie, cheat and steal in order to obtain power.

The "True The Vote" people helped to produce this video. Hopefully, more and more conservatives will take noticed and can take action in their own districts.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hey Dave, Where You Have You Been?

These things aren't going to post themselves you know.

As other priorities present themselves, time spent blogger is one of the first things upon the alter of the clock. Soccer practice for my children, college semester rolling on for me and trying to keep our humble house in order seem to come first in my wife's eyes for some odd reason.

I'll do what I can to keep this going. Find something else to give up to help manage my time. Maybe personal hygiene.


In an effort to add a touch of class to the place, I thought some Sarah Chang playing Vivaldi would do the trick. Besides, it's appropriate. Its his Autumn Concerto.

And she's more than just a pretty face. No matter how many times I listen to this next song, it still amazes me. Don't let the first half fool you. Listen to the entire piece.

That is all the elegance and class for now. I'll get back to the usual stream of dick jokes and incoherent thoughts tomorrow.

If This Doesn't Remind You That All Politics Should Be Local. . .

. . . I'm not sure what will.

The Value Of This Book Really Held Up

I was at my local book store and found this gem in the dollar rack. It was a bit over the top, I thought.

See what being promised rainbows and skittle crapping unicorns will produce? Instead of a mediocre kids book, the author produced a book that brown-nosed BHO to the point of making Waylon Smithers look like Dolly, Jane and Lily.

Books like this always remind me of the this essay about The Artist and The Collective. The sad thing is the author went willingly into the collective void. No force needed, even Stalin would be impressed.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Couple Of Notes For The Weekend

Have a busy weekend so to hit upon a few things before my big weekend of community organizing (I'm helping to coach my daughter's soccer team. If that's not community organizing, I don't know what is).

Ten Buck Fridays? Bob has it covered.

Billy Boy Ayers getting rejected? Ace has that.

Snappy comebacks for Christine O'Donnell? Robert Stacy has that. Seriously, if dabbling in witchcraft as a teenager is an issue, then shouldn't an admission of sniffing coke in an autobiography as a twenty year old be one as well? Of the two, sniffing coke is actually against the law. Even in California.

Klavan on the Culture? Yep, Doug has that.

I would like to take this moment to wish my brother in law congratulations. He is retiring after 20 years of service to our country with the Navy.

And finally, for your random clip of Michael Savage goodness:

Update: By popular demand (Okay, by one demand), More about Bill Ayers being denied emeritus faculty status.

Amy Schumer Advertises Herself Out To Be An Easy Date

Thanks to Da Tech Guy by way of the Hot Air quotes for the day.

At about the 3:58 mark, Amy Schumer lets it slip that she's had sex with about a "Baker's two dozen". So about 26 guys for a woman who isn't in her thirties yet.  Out of everything she said, that could have been the worse thing that came out of her mouth.  During that clip, obviously.

What irks me is how she feels it's somehow incumbent upon herself to attack Crowder's position about abstinence. Because she's been around the block more than a few times somehow makes her more wise than Crowder. She assumes that Crowder is the naive virgin with rose colored glasses and it's her duty to remove them.

She couldn't even muster up enough self esteem to give him a pat on the back and say, "Good job. Won't work with me because, you know, I'm kind of a gutter trollop myself but if it works for you. . ."

Note to Amy, being flat on your back doesn't make you world wise. Only world weary.

Anyone else could have traded in their level of fame for some chick who was ready to trot but he hasn't. There's something to be said about the willpower and character of Crowder.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Is The Bloom Gone?

Might be.

He still can't help but lie and blame Republicans though. Why let a perfectly good strawman go to waste?

Step One: Buy A Fedora

The Virginia Tea Party Convention is approaching in October and I'm going to have a chance to be covering it live, on the scene.

This year, I'll be better prepared. With a laptop in hand and a way to download pictures faster.

But that's not going to be enough.

Smitty and I ended up being mere observers of the 8/28 Restoring Honor rally. That's not going to cut it when, schedule permitting, Michelle Bachmann and Ron Paul might be there. Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarance Thomas is confirmed to be there too.

So I might have to take Robert Stacy up on his offer of a seminar:

Obviously, I need to start teaching seminars on how to b.s. your way past security: First, always wear a sports coat and a shirt with a collar.

Forget about comfort. If you’ve got an official full-access credential, you can dress like a fat tourist on vacation, but otherwise, it’s important to look like a legitimate member of the working press. And nothing says “legit” like a sports coat and button-down oxford.

Remember: There is no law against impersonating a journalist.
The first step will be to buy a fedora. Why? Because it's spreading like a fevor. Da Tech Guy is also a full fledged member and he's done his share of blog reporting.

Wearing a fedora screams, "I'm the press!" What's the point of being part of the press, be it new or old, if people don't know you're a member of it?

The second step would be hitting his tip jar. I doubt he would move onto step three without it.

Besides, if the man can score an interview by cold calling Todd Palin, then it should be well worth the seminar price.

Update: Linked in the headlines by The Other McCain. It's the fedora.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

So This Is The Ad That Has Kathleen Parker Upset

Maybe not upset but certainly questioning the policies of Barack Obama that most everyone else knew over two years ago.

I agree with Stephen Green here:

The American public was sold out by Parker, David Brooks, Peggy Noonan and Chris Buckley — all those conservative commenters who helped Obama pass himself as a moderate. Look, the Complicit Media was 100% in the bag, which is why we needed those “moderate” conservatives to help blow the lid. Instead, they joined the game.

Hey, Where's Bob?

The latest ad from Renee Ellmers asks the question, "Where does Bob Etheridge stand on the Ground Zero Mosque?"

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

More From Harry Reid's "Pet"

Makes you wonder if Reid beats him with the bully stick if Coons is caught sleeping on the couch.

Chris Coons, Democrat running for Senate in Delaware against Christine O'Donnell, wanted to put a tax on cell phones using 911.

O'Donneell hit her two million dollar mark, by the way. A very nice money bomb indeed.

Thanks to Cubachi. Yes, it's one word. Like Cher, Sting and Madonna.

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Yardstick And The Tea Parties

Yeah, it's old and Ace had it first but it's still serves as a good illustration on what the Tea Party is upset about.

As much as I want to get snarky with this (John McClane called to say, "Welcome to the party, pal!"), I shouldn't.

First, she's completely right about the yardstick theory. The first time I read it, Eric Cantor popped into my head holding the yardstick at the 28 inch mark saying, "You need to thank me for this."

Second, the former speechwriter for Ronald Reagan went googly eyed over Barack Obama in 08. Now, she might be coming around. It's important to remind her when she's right about something. Who knows, she might be right more often.

I see two central reasons for the tea party's rise. The first is the yardstick, and the second is the clock. First, the yardstick. Imagine that over at the 36-inch end you've got pure liberal thinking—more and larger government programs, a bigger government that costs more in the many ways that cost can be calculated. Over at the other end you've got conservative thinking—a government that is growing smaller and less demanding and is less expensive. You assume that when the two major parties are negotiating bills in Washington, they sort of lay down the yardstick and begin negotiations at the 18-inch line. Each party pulls in the direction it wants, and the dominant party moves the government a few inches in their direction.

But if you look at the past half century or so you have to think: How come even when Republicans are in charge, even when they're dominant, government has always gotten larger and more expensive? It's always grown! It's as if something inexorable in our political reality—with those who think in liberal terms dominating the establishment, the media, the academy—has always tilted the starting point in negotiations away from 18 inches, and always toward liberalism, toward the 36-inch point.

Democrats on the Hill or in the White House try to pull it up to 30, Republicans try to pull it back to 25. A deal is struck at 28. Washington Republicans call it victory: "Hey, it coulda been 29!" But regular conservative-minded or Republican voters see yet another loss. They could live with 18. They'd like eight. Instead it's 28.

Is Obama A Socialist?

Remember, a person's character can be judged by those he chooses to associate himself with.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Shocking New Info About Chris Coons

If you need any more of a reason to vote for Christine O'Donnell.

One of these two men was told he is a good "pet". The other paled around with hookers.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Exclusive: The Cover Art To Karl Rove's New Book

Rove is a numbers and strategist type of guy to some degree. But he is also an entrenched Republican Party guy too. Which may explain his temper tantrum the last couple of days. To paraphrase Rush, I’ve never heard him as agitated against a Democrat as he was against Christine O’Donnell.

It's his job to tell the numbers. But as a Republican, he's also needed to keep his mouth shut about all the "Nutty" lies that are being spread about Christine O'Donnell. Say something like "She'll need to work hard to close the gap in the poll numbers." The election is in November. There is time for her to do that. What you don't do is give the Democrats soundbites to use in a commercial.

I would give him a little bit of credit but I'm certain this wasn't planned. His tirade on Sean Hannity helped O'Donnell into her million plus money bomb. I don't think he was smart enough pull that off. Especially in light of him trying to talk the Tea Party backers into switching their support from O'Donnell to Mike Castle.

Elections has consequences. This time out, it happened to be Mike Castle on the blunt end of the ballot box.

Thanks to Sinistar over at Conservatives 4 Palin for the book cover.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

This Was Mighty Big Of Him

John Cornyn emailed me to say, "She is the nominee and I am in charge of the NRSC. I guess I ought to do something".

Let there be no mistake: The National Republican Senatorial Committee – and I personally as the committee’s chairman – strongly stand by all of our Republican nominees, including Christine O’Donnell in Delaware.

The larger issue is why was this letter of clarification sent out if there was any confusion on the matter?

Christine O’Donnell Wins The Primary Delaware

The balloons have barely even begun to fall at Christine O’Donnell's victory party when the NRSC spilled the beans. They won't support her in the general election unless she manages to close the gap in the polls.

Do not expect national Republicans to rally around Christine O'Donnell and infuse much needed campaign cash into her campaign for Delaware's open Senate seat. The Tea Party favorite upset establishment backed Rep. Mike Castle Tuesday evening, and GOP officials are concerned that O'Donnell has no chance of winning the seat – once held by Vice President Biden for 26 years – in November.

Last year, the pundits told me that Marco Rubio wouldn't win the primary in Florida, so the NRSC endorsed Charlie Crist.

Earlier this year, the pundits told me that a Republican couldn't win Teddy Kenney's old seat. Republican Scott Brown now serves Massachusetts.

Several months ago, the pundits told me that Rand Paul was a long shot for the Senate. He is now looking at another 'Rand Slide' to win the general.

A few months ago, the pundits told me that Bennett was the best we could hope for in Utah. Now, Bob Bennett will be out of a job come next year.

Last month, the pundits told me that Joe Miller was just a long shot. And he beat incumbent Lisa Murkowski.

And just yesterday, the pundits told me that Christine O'Donnell was unelectable. Next year, Mike Castle will join Murkowski and Bennett at the unemployment office.

Yet, Sarah Palin and the Tea Parties are a fringe movement who are ineffectual and out of touch. And being a moderate Republican is the only way you can win. Or something. At least that's what I'll be hearing in the MFM.

It's a big red wave that's coming this year.

Related: Noted dickhead Karl Rove didn't even wait for the first champagne cork to pop before trashing her on Sean Hannity's show.

So much for party unity.

But this puts Rove's temper tantrum into perspective:

Rove Tried to Cut a Deal For Castle With Tea Party- Teaparty News- The Collier Brothers

Sources at the Christine O’Donnell victory party revealed to The Freedomist that in December of last year Karl Rove met with Tea Party leaders in Dover, Delaware trying to get them to cut a “deal” in which they would leave Mike Castle alone and NOT support O’Donnell.

After being told in how many elections to shut up and vote for the liberal Republican for the sake of unity, it's now time for it to work the other way around and. . . Oh. Wait.

A Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) campaign source confirmed to The Hill late Tuesday that the longtime congressman will not be endorsing Christine O'Donnell.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

When Mascots Attack!

If there was ever an argument to carry concealed on the football field, this would be it.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sarah Palin Did Warn Us

Via Conservatives 4 Palin who has more.

Video: Ladd Ehlinger Strikes Again

I'm going to owe Robert Stacy a pack of smokes for lifting one more video from him but this was worth it.

You can follow John Dennis on Twitter, Facebook and on his own website as he campaigns against the Crown Jewel of all liberals in Congress right now, Nancy Pelosi.

Cross posted at The Daley Gator.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Is Gwyneth Paltrow Doing Damage Control?

After living in the limelight and saying things like this:

"I worry about bringing up a child in America. At the moment there's a weird, over-patriotic atmosphere over there, like, 'We're No. 1 and the rest of the world doesn't matter."


"I think George Bush is such an embarrassment to America in the way that he doesn't take the rest of the world into consideration."

Not to mention:

"I don't feel there's any lip service with [Obama]. I don't feel like he's one of those jaded politicos who say one thing and are talking out of both sides of their mouth. I also feel we've done such incredible damage to our reputation — and as someone who lives outside America for half the year, I overhear things that I wish I didn't overhear. A lot of people in the West think that we're not very sensitive to the rest of the world, and I think that having a president called Barack Hussein Obama in 2008 says that we are part of the world and we don't want to make unilateral decisions about the fate of all of us. I just pray to God that he wins."

What better way to make up for that than star in a country film! Cause hicks love anything with music, boots, the flag and Jesus. That ought to satisfy those bitter clingers.

Thanks to Erin, who provided the concept I shamelessly stole. Shamelessly? Yes, I pretty much cut and pasted what she said on Facebook about this movie.

So now I'm going to play 'How The Movie Will End By Watching The Preview' of Country Strong. I also did read a very short description of what happened. It was two sentences long.

She's getting out of rehab, looking to make a come back. The problem is she's a has-been. She's had problems getting records out on time. It's a business but she's an artist, blah blah blah. She's not getting a record deal and hitting the road on tour unless she has another act on board to help sell songs and fill seats. So instead of one, she and her husband (Tim McGraw) offer two. Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester are the new acts. Not yet stars but have lots of potential. It's their job to help set fire to Gwyneth's comeback. Along the way, hilarity and high jinks ensues. Or conflict. It looks more like a drama than a comedy.

Gwyneth still has addiction issues and has an attraction to the younger guy of the new act. And trouble maintaining her Talor Swift coiffure on the road.

Tim second guesses his wife's decisions and undermines her whenever he can. He can't quite trust her as an addict. Also, he has the hots for Leighton.

Leighton may sound sweet and innocent but the film makers purposely left in the quote about who her two idols are, "Kelly Cantor and Jesus Christ." She will be the wily one. And possibly seduce the husband. Gossips Girls are never to be trusted.

Garrett will be the rock steady character. He'll be with Gwyneth at her worst, when she's drunk and horny and be the complete gentleman about it. Then some horrible allegations will arise that he did slept with Gwyneth after all. Which will cause the husband to fly off into a seething rage in an attempt to justify his own self hate for having cheated on his wife the night before with Leighton.

He will also be the one to take Gwyneth on her 'Journey Of Self Discovery'. Involving jumping on a freight train like a damnable hobo, singing at a seedy honky tonk and serenading some cute children at a cancer ward. Queue the montage (Montage).

In the end, Gwyneth will write a song with Garrett about their experiences which will top the charts. Garrett will be playing in her band, getting his own career going. And she will have left her husband by then.

Leighton will have moved on as well. She'll be doing okay. Moving her way on up the ladder the only way she knows how.

And Tim. He'll be left off into cinematic obscurity where all ex-husbands go from women wymen empowerment movies. What movie or TV series about women wymen empowerment doesn't have the wife leaving her husband?

Have to wait until December or January to see the movie to see how far off of target I am. Or longer than that. When it's released on DVD.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Never Forget

The song echoes hauntingly in my ears.

The images will haunt my dreams at night.

The remembrance of what happened will stay with me forever.

I Said It Once Before: The Best Songs Are The Sad Songs

It didn't seem right to leave here tonight with one cheesy song about high school. So here's some Willie to tide you over.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday Night: Hearkening Back To High School Edition

Not sure why I like this song. Reminds me of a time in my life that sort of sucked.

Ten Buck Friday Winner

Winner winner, chicken dinner.

It was a bloodbath. Rev. Stephen Broden won for this week's TBF poll.

So to pause a moment to reflect what TBF is all about.  At the end of each week, instead of a bottle of Maker's Mark whiskey, consider a bottle of Maddog 20/20 and send the difference to Steven Broden or to another conservative candidate of your choice.  Ten bucks is merely a guideline, not a rule so please give more if you can. 

And specify Ten Buck Friday on the form if you donate online please.

Related:  Interestingly enough, I was about to publish this when Bob's published his notice about TBF.  Beat me to it by about 10 minutes.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Finally, An Honest Campaign Ad From Charlie Crist

Via Ace.

Stick with it for the payoff at the end.

Sometimes, it's the simplest of jokes that are the best.

The Other McCain has the original if you are so inclined to see it.

Cross posted here and here.


This John F. Kennedy fellow obviously must have been some sort of right wing wacko.

Cutting taxes to increase jobs and revenue? That's lunacy.

Thanks to Mickey.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Ten Buck Friday Poll For The Week

I'm a couple of days behind on this. A good blogger would have been all over this on Monday.

Anyhoo. . .

Ten Buck Fridays. It's to help people organize into giving to a worthy candidate at the end of a week ten bucks. Ten dollars doesn't seem like much but it adds up when everyone kicks it.

And you may not want to donate to Rev. Steven Broden in TX-30. There may be a local candidate you might want to donate to instead. That's fine. There are other choices in the poll this week.

Just know this, Democrat Eddie Bernice Johnson is the incumbent and she's as corrupt as they come:

Dallas Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson has acknowledged "making a mistake" when awarding her own relatives and 2 children of her top Dallas-based aide scholarship money intended to be awarded to deserving students residing in the districts of Congressional Black Caucus members. Johnson claims she wasn't aware of the rules for awarding scholarship money because the rules had been ambiguous in prior years. Since 2005 Johnson has awarded a total of 23 scholarships to family members. Johnson additionally awarded scholarships to 5 other students who did not meet the residency requirements specified by the nonprofit Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Johnson again claimed she was unaware of the residency requirement for the scholarship.

Vote for Stephen Broden and give Johnson the boot. It's for the deserving children. Not Johnson's family who is siphoning off of public funds.

Besides, Johnson has a good sized war chest as it is. It's time to even up that playing field.

Political Ads Done Right

Tip of the hat to The Other McCain for this.

Ladd Ehlinger Jr. certainly knows his craft.

Yes, the Don Dino is Even Sayet. Didn't realize it right away until Smitty made the connection.

For more about Ladd, Ace interviewed him here.

Monday, September 6, 2010

The First Monday In September

Labor Day. Where services like garbage collection get the day off if only to make it up on the weekend.

Other services have the day off completely. But does the DMV really need the Labor Day off? They already get a 9 - 5 working break for their normal day.

More about unions and how the public sector unions (read, government workers) are growing.

[T]hey've been soaring in the public sector. Last year, for the first time, the number of unionized public employees exceeded the number of unionized private workers -- 7.9 million to 7.4 million.

Now, since the country has five times as many private jobs as public ones, this was possible only because the public unionization rate (37.4 percent) was more than five times higher than the private one (7.2 percent).

Another big difference: The average federal worker is compensated at $123,000 a year, including $42,000 in benefits -- more than twice what the average private worker gets. (State and local government employees don't do as well, but still beat private-sector pay.)

And these days a public job is a lot more likely to be truly a 9 to 5 affair than a private one.

I don't know if Obama was born in the US or abroad and I don't care. Part of the reason why he doesn't show his birth certificate is to marginalize those demanding to see it. But his behavior is very un-American. Case in point: Barack reported the United States to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights because some states have right to work laws and can't organize into unions. To me that's a feature, not a bug.

Stuart Varney embodies the American spirit more than Barack Hussain Obama ever has.

And yet even more union corruption. Enough to grind my teeth down to nubs. They say they are for the little guy. They say they are for the working man. But why is it the higher ups keep on lining their pockets at the expense of the membership?

Michelle Malkin has even more about unions and thugs. But I repeat myself.

And that's enough time spent on unions.

Cynthia Tucker: Slicing atoms with a mental hammer. It's not the color of Obama's skin but the nature of his policies.

I'll leave the last word for Nick Gillespie at Reason were he sums up Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally at the Lincoln Memorial.

4. The attendees saw a continuity between George Bush and Barack Obama, spendthrift and ineffectual Republicans and Democrats. To me, this was the most interesting aspect of the crowd. There were definitely more Republicans than Democrats (who may have been missing almost totally), but virtually everyone we talked with identified as an independent. Who was fed up with the past decade, really, not just the past 18 or so months of Obama.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

It's "We The People" Not "We The Plover"

I haven't talked enough about radical environmental groups here. One more thing on the "I need to do" list for this blog. Among others, a tip jar.*

Many of them fall into the Watermelon category. Green on the outside but Red (Marxist, Socialist, whatever your flavor is) on the inside. Self proclaimed socialist and former 'Green Jobs Czar' Van Jones is a perfect example.

Lisa was kind enough to email these to me. It's a bit long but worth sitting through it to see how environmentalists is using government encroachment to force people off their private property in The Outer Banks (OBX) in North Carolina. It's forced relocation.

Until the Audubon Society needs to sell off some of their land for money. That's primo beach front property. Plovers be damned when there's a buck to be made for the Watermelons.

For more info click here.

*Hey, it can happen. My parents might read this blog one day close to my birthday decide not to send the card that year.

Stacy McCain Is Quoting Rhett Butler

It must be serious.

Some things are predictable — i.e., that the Palin-haters would decide it was a good time to recycle the old SPLC/LGF attacks on me in order to exploit my interview with Todd Palin for a guilt-by-association smear. When Rachel Maddow tried the same trick last fall — based on my friend Lynn Vincent’s collaboration with Sarah Palin on Going Rogue — I made a few points in my response:

I don’t have to explain myself or prove a negative. . . .
There is no obligation for me to speak a word in my own defense.

Earlier this year, I described the Left’s tactics in dealing with an LGF attack on Dennis Prager:

  • Bad Faith – The accusation that conservatives are motivated by bad faith (mala fides) is essential to the Left’s attacks. Stigmatizing and marginalizing conservatives is much easier than debating them. Cogent arguments about policy become unnecessary to advancing the Left’s political agenda if they can dismiss its opponents as racist, sexist, homophobic, etc.
  • The Ransom Note Method – By carefully selecting “evidence” of bad faith, the Left is able to present a distorted image of its conservative targets. Out-of-context quotes and controversial biographical data are cherry-picked and re-assembled (in the manner of a kidnapper assembling a ransom note) to present the target in the most damning possible light. This method is particularly effective against conservative talk-radio personalities who engage in polemic battle with leftists. This is why Media Matters devotes such enormous resources to monitoring talk radio in hopes of grabbing a 40-second “gotcha” sound-bite.
  • The ‘Links and Ties’ Method – More than simple guilt-by-association, the Links-and-Ties Method involves presenting a chain of incidental connections to suggest a sympathy of views that does not actually exist. To wit: Target A once spoke at Event B which was sponsored by Group C, co-founded by Person D who once made controversial statement E. By this method, it is implied that Target A actually endorses Statement E.
  • Telescoping and Telepathy – The actions, statements and associations of a conservative target acquire a trans-temporal permanence in the smear attacks of the Left. Once a target is associated (however incidentally) with controversy, this association can be repeated endlessly as evidence of bad faith, no matter how many years intervene. Furthermore, if the target is associated in Year X with a respectable person or organization that becomes controversial in Year X+5, that association can be cited in Year X+10 as evidence against the target – even if the target had no involvement in the cause of controversy. Finally, all evidence of bad faith accumulated by these methods is presented as indicative of the target’s deepest and unwavering personal convictions, as if the accuser were possessed of telepathic mind-reading abilities.
  • Deny, Denounce, Repudiate – The key to these attack methods is the presumption of the target’s guilt. The accuser, having carefully selected the evidence to be discussed in the manner of a prosecutor making an indictment, demands that the target deny the accusation, denounce the bad-faith views involved, and repudiate the persons and organizations to whom he has been connected by the links-and-ties method. As anyone who has been targeted by such attacks can attest, it’s rather like being accused in one of Stalin’s infamous Moscow “show trials.”
Read the rest.

Robert Stacy McCain is a very effective voice for the Conservative Blog-O-Sphere. No wonder people who don't like him scream RAAAAACISM when he speaks. It's one way they try to tell him to shut up.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Feminists Object To Taylor Swift's New Song

Via Cassie. A good kind of feminist.

And by feminist I mean ugly, liberal, progressive women. As if there are any other kind.

It's a good song too. Surprisingly for how pop/rock country has turned into. It tells of the same story time and time again. Boy meets girl, fall in love, fight, and do they or don't they get back together? Taylor Swift wrote the song so, yes. They do get back together.

The part of the song that's tying the feminazi's panties into knots? The chorus here:

You said, "I remember how we felt, sitting by the water.
And every time I look at you, it's like the first time.
I fell in love with a careless man's careful daughter.
She is the best thing that's ever been mine."

Cassie quotes the reason why it's "objectional":

This song is rife with freaky-deaky, weirdo language that frames Swift as someone perpetually under the ownership, or at least care, of a male authority. The lyrics describe her as not a woman, but as a “careless man’s careful daughter” that her new boyfriend has “made a rebel of.” This is problematic to me, in the sense that it implies a transfer of her ownership from one man to another. I think it’s weird in this song that she doesn’t seem to have any sense of her own identity away from the love interest, or her father. I do, however, give her props for the use of the line “we got bills to pay.” Though grammatically incorrect, it implies that Taylor will be helping to pay the bills though some means of gainful employment. Let’s go back in time 50 years so that I can congratulate her on being progressive!

Notice how the songwriter's desire for a normal relationship is marginalized for the feminist version of "ownership".

Can't Jamie Keiles of Teenagerie leave a song well enough alone? Read Cassy's take on it. She has much more to say about it.

The video is posted below so you can listen to it and enjoy it for what it is. A love song.

Taylor Swift: The object of hate and envy for every feminist in the blogosphere.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Forget Going Out To A Movie, Rent A DVD: It's Ten Buck Friday

I know what you are thinking, "Sure I can call up my girlfriend and go out on a date tonight" but wait. There's something better that that.

It's called Ten Buck Friday.

You can donate to a worthy conservative candidate for congress or governor instead of a date.

So if you haven't figured it out yet, it's called Ten Buck Friday and the concept is simple enough:

Conscientiously Conservative came up with a great idea. Each Friday she is donating $10 to a worthy conservative candidate now up to the November election. Several bloggers have joined the effort. Note that, if $10 is too much, do less, or do more if you can. The point is to get it on our calendars and in our minds – rather than putting it off for another time.

And if you are not sure who to donate to, Right Klik offers a poll to help choose. A sort of a guideline to follow, not really the rules. This week Ilario Pantano won [quoting Michelle Malkin].

Longtime readers of this blog and Hot Air know the extraordinary story of Ilario Pantano’s heroism. He’s the Marine sniper-turned-Wall Street trader who rejoined the military after 9/11, faced the death penalty for killing two Iraqi insurgents in the heat of battle in a terrorist-infested town near Baghdad, fought fiercely and successfully to clear his name, wrote the book Warlord chronicling his experiences, and defended other defenders who volunteer to put themselves in harm’s way for their countrymen.

Come one. It's a worthy cause. And you didn't really have a date tonight anyway.

Thanks to Bob Belvedere for the reminder. And it's always good to throw Bob a link because he is very generous with linking back. Not to mention he's a heck of a blogger too considering he is living behind enemy lines in The People's Republic of New England.

Bob, The chair is against the wall. The chair is against the wall.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

It's Atlas Shrugged Day

"A white rectangle hung over the city, imparting the date to the men in the streets below. In the rusty light of this evening's sunset, the rectangle said: September 2."

Happy Atlas Shrugged Day!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The War We Couldn't Afford Vs. The Stimulus We Needed

I want to make sure I have this straight. The federal government borrowing from China to fund the War on Terror was bad but the federal government borrowing from China to pay for make work jobs was good. At least that was the working theory as I understood it when the Democrats where trying to sell the idea back at the start of 09.

The only problem is that it didn't work. And the Democrats own this failure now.

Stimulus at work!
According to CBO numbers in its Budget and Economic Outlook published this month, the cost of Operation Iraqi Freedom was $709 billion for military and related activities, including training of Iraqi forces and diplomatic operations.

The projected cost of the stimulus, which passed in February 2009, and is expected to have a shelf life of two years, was $862 billion.

The U.S. deficit for fiscal year 2010 is expected to be $1.3 trillion, according to CBO. That compares to a 2007 deficit of $160.7 billion and a 2008 deficit of $458.6 billion, according to data provided by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

In 2007 and 2008, the deficit as a percentage of gross domestic product was 1.2 percent and 3.2 percent, respectively.

Read the entire article.

Robert Gibbs Is Caught Lying

In other news, the sky is blue and water is wet.