Isaac Parker's blog
Feeling demonized lately? The leftist controlled news media never misses a chance to demonize conservatives. That’s a given, I don’t need to document many examples; but is it effective? We joke about it or ignore it, but political demonization has a dark and ugly side, which we ignore at our own peril.
This blog was prompted by overhearing a conversation earlier this winter between liberals complaining about snowplow drivers pushing snow back into their driveways. Complaining about driveways being refilled by snowplows has been a Wisconsin tradition since Henry Ford’s day. But, this was different, both Democrats agreed the mean spirited snowplow drivers in their respective neighborhoods must have been Republicans. I suspect there are not many Republicans are in the ranks of unionized AFSCME Dane County, Wisconsin snowplow drivers, but these Democrats, evidently had the misfortune of being on their route. read more »
The only acceptable hate speech in this day and age is mocking and venting hatred at Christians. I have the misfortune of living in Madison, Wisconsin, the belly of the beast of Christian hating progressives; not many days can go by without seeing the “Darwin Fish” on a vehicle. The word Darwin is inserted into the traditional Christian fish symbol and feet added to it. While there are a number of theories how this symbol originated as a Christian symbol, archeological evidence dates it back to the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D.
While, the Christian haters can have all the pro-evolution bumper stickers they want, but using a 1,800 year only religious symbol to mock that religion should be considered hate speech. Why aren’t Christians filing hate speech charges? Why aren’t we confronting the vehicle drivers? Why do we passively sit back? There are hate speech laws, but we are we not asking they be enforced? Get a picture of the car and the license plate; send it to your district attorney, demand enforcement of the hate speech laws. DA’s all have access to a license plate database; they can find out the vehicle’s owner in seconds, if they want to. If you are parked near a vehicle with a Darwin Fish on it, there no reason you cannot tell the driver of the vehicle how offensive and intolerant he/she is. read more »
Rush Limbaugh was listing his theories on why Benghazi-gate happened. He offered reasons such as the cover-up for lack of security at the consulate, that the deaths gave lie to the Obama narrative that Al-Qaeda has been irreparably damaged or he also opined it was just a cover up of Obama’s lack of interest. It could easily be a far more sinister reason.
The Fast and Furious program, now a scandal, was designed to intentionally sell U.S. guns to Mexican drug gangs. Those guns, they knew, would ultimately be used to kill people in Mexico and the United States. With proof of U.S. guns, sold by American gun shops to drug cartels, the Obama administration would have the evidence they needed to start controlling gun sales in border-states. Obama said as much in a 2009 speech in Mexico. But, guns are easily transportable, so the ring of gun restrictions would ultimately have spread across the U.S. If it had not been for some untimely murders and a few, now harassed whistleblowers, it could have succeeded.
Instead of disinterest, could the White House have seen this “unfortunate bump in the road” in Libya, as an opportunity? Former Obama advisor Rahm Emanuel once said “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” I’m not suggesting the Obama administration set this up. Logistically that would have been impossible, but following the Saul Alinsky principle of letting no crisis go un-utilized, could the anti-Christian Obama White House have seen the death of our ambassador as yet another way to suppress Christian free speech? read more »
A Children's Movie That We Can Learn From
Last December I noticed the children’s animated film “A Bug’s Life” was on cable TV. I remembered when I took my daughters to see A Bug’s Life in the late 1990’s, I thought the movie could have a real message for political conservatives. I’m sure this film, was written and produced by liberals, but to me, a conservative message just jumped out. But back then, in those primitive days, without an internet forum, I had no way of commenting on the film. But, times have changed and an average person can voice his/her opinions, despite the liberal media monopoly. The political implications I saw in the 1990’s are even more pertinent today than then.
I wrote most of this blog last winter, but never posted it. I couldn’t think of how to end this. The Wisconsin recall fight was revving up. We could have been a public employee/teachers union ruled state by the end of June. On the national level, the Republican challengers to Obama, in their marathon primary fight, were formed up in the usual Republican circular firing squad. So, I delayed finishing this blog. read more »
“Remember they’re Democrats – don’t offend them,” my wife has occasionally said to me, before we attend social events with known Democrats. Offend them? How could I offend them! I’ve stopped urinating in bathroom sinks years ago; I rarely spit chewing tobacco on carpets, I may have a few uncouth moments now and then, but nothing very offensive.
But those are physical behaviors, what about beliefs? Beliefs, in particular beliefs they do not agree with, can be highly offensive to Democrats. I’m a conservative, even if I didn’t say anything conservative, if they just knew my political opinions, they’d be offended. To think, someone who still clings to his guns and religion, at the same party, the horror. Liberal media propaganda conditions Democrats to believe all Republicans are racist, sexist, Koch-sucking, homophobes. Democrats believe it too, propaganda is a powerful tool. read more »
Turning RINO - Temporarily
Already I’ve seen social media comments from constitutional conservatives complaining about Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan. It’s a given, no viable candidate can ever meet their standards. I could have predicted it, it would not have mattered who was selected, the VP pick would have taken a vote in favor of the wrong piece of legislation or made an endorsement they didn’t like. So I would like to propose a moratorium on complaining about Romney/Ryan. No candidate who accepts our constitutional positions would be electable anyway. I wish they would be, but with the left wing control of the media, the public teacher’s union focusing more on socialist indoctrination than education and so many of the churches, who should be fighting the rot in our society, meekly going along with liberalism, it just isn’t so. We have much education to do and we need some time to do it. read more »
Tales From the Wisconsin Front
When I was young, I often heard the famous song by Woodie Gutherie:
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me.
I’ve noticed, I don’t hear this song as much these days. Although diversity and inclusiveness are such popular topics, the truth is the Democrat Party and the liberal elites are pushing identity politics, trying to break Americans into little segments of aggrieved voters, so they can mine every vote possible. I know Gutherie was a leftist too, but a feel-good song like this lets everyone know that this country belongs to all of us; we all have rights and responsibilities as citizens. But as we have seen in Wisconsin, that is not the prevailing liberal thought. Instead, the would-be liberal ruling class assumes they own the government and as government keeps expanding, they, therefore, will soon own everything. I suppose it’s a natural assumption, as the left feels it’s intellectually superior to us, the Christian conservative masses, in their mind the “great unwashed” of our country. It is their moral obligation to owe and control us.
There have been countless incidents across Wisconsin of liberals trampling other’s free speech during our 16 month “civil war” prior to the recall election. When I saw a MacIver Institute video filmed the day after the recall election, I thought back upon all the incidents where the left claimed public property for their exclusive use. read more »
With Wisconsin recall election exit polling data showing 27% of union members voted for Governor Walker and the last Marquette University poll before the election, indicating the total was closer to 40%, Ed Schultz of MSNBC demanded to know why union members would vote for Scott Walker.
I thought I’d write a response: Ed, as a former member of a public employee union, let me count the reasons:
1. Pro-life issues. 99% of union political contributions go to Democrat Party candidates. Pro-life politicians have become virtually extinct in the Democrat Party. Instead, Democrats at all levels compete with each other to be the candidate who promises the most radical pro-abortion agenda. With this incredible imbalance of contributions, public employee unions have become the major financial source for pro-abortion politicians. Wisconsin Planned Parenthood, of course, endorsed the recall. When I attend pro-life rallies, it is so heartwarming to see people in their green AFSCME t-shirts shouting obscenities at us. The fact is, these days no pro-life candidate of either party, would get a penny in contributions from public employee unions. read more »
We Are Watching You
Outrage, is how I feel.
In a sign of our Orwellian future, an 8 ½ x 11 mailing arrived on Friday, from the Greater Wisconsin Political Fund, a Democrat/union front group. On it there's a table consisting of five columns, with the headers: Name, Address, Nov '08, Nov '10, and June 5th. Within the table the name and address of a family member appears prominently at the top of a list that also shows the names and addresses of 12 other people on our street. Below the November 2008 and 2010 columns, it says VOTED for each individual, except for one neighbor, who did not vote in one of the elections.
The June 5th column is, of course, still blank. This mailing did not arrive in a sealed envelope; instead it’s a large postcard, readily available for any and all to see who voted and who did not. The section above the table contains the ominous wording; ‘Who votes is public record!” and then, at the end, “After the June 5th election, public records will tell everyone who voted and who didn’t.” The meaning is quite clear and threatening - we don’t know who you voted for, but if you didn’t vote, we know you did not support Tom Barrett.
The message ends with ‘Do your civic duty – vote.” They might have well said “Do your civic duty, Comrade – vote.” "Something wicked this way comes": Fascism in the form of Democrat Party brown shirt tactics arrive in Wisconsin. read more »