In the 007 movie Goldfinger, there was a character named Pussy Galore. In typical Ian Fleming style his character names often had double meanings. This was also made light of in the Austin Powers movies.
Sometime between when I was a child growing up in the 70's and 80's and today, we became soft. I can't put my finger on where or when it started exactly, but it has happened. I'd like to think it started with over bearing mom's wanting to protect their children from every ill of the world. Somewhere along the way we were told we had to care about everybody's feelings. read more »
Governor Mitt Romney has finally capitulated to the nation’s wealth-haters, releasing his tax records months before primary candidates typically do to quell swelling resentment fueled by Occupy Wall Streeters, left-leaning media, and boobs like Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, and John Huntsman. (Thanks, GOP candidates!)
Of course Romney’s forthrightness isn’t good enough for the left, who now argue that he must release a dozen or perhaps 20 years of tax records, so we can spend the next ten months scrutinizing them for rounding errors and keep the focus off President Obama’s record.
Obama-friendly journalists are suggesting Romney also release information on his complete financial portfolio, his retirement accounts, his trust funds for his wife and children, and sworn affidavits from eyewitnesses that he never cheated at Monopoly. (When is the media going to demand that Obama release his college transcripts?)
Romney’s tax records showed apoplectic liberals and gullible mainstream media that he paid 14% federal income tax on the $42 million he earned in 2010 and 2011. read more »
As many of us spend time each day becoming more frustrated with the political news and our country’s direction, it is worth noting that our country is (for now) a self-governing democratic-republic, which means that the people who are ultimately responsible for our situation are those who participate in our wonderful little experiment.
Let's face it, self-government, whether in the personal or political sense of the term, requires some common sense. And our country suffers from an overabundance of stupid people – and too many of them have voter registration cards. There, I said it.
Just how stupid are we? Several years ago a Gallup survey found that: 43% don't know that the "judicial" is one of the three branches of government; 41% don't know that their state (and every other state) is represented by two US Senators; 53% don't know what the "Bill of Rights" is; and 66% can't identify the document containing the words "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal".
In 2006 and 2007, a multiple choice civics exam was administered to over 28,000 college freshmen and seniors by the National Civic Literacy Board. The freshmen (AKA, high school graduates) failed each year, and the seniors, after four years of higher education, failed each year as well. In 2008, the same group tested over 2,500 adults of all backgrounds and 71% of them also failed. read more »
We're launching a new online game/application for Facebook to make it easy for conservatives to help identify and "roundup" other fellow conservatives. It's called "Conservative Roundup" - and we need your help to test it out!
Just CLICK HERE and it will take you straight to the app. Click the login button and give permission to Facebook and you're in! Then help us kick the tires.
As I mentioned, it's a "beta test" for version 1.0. Our design team is making improvements to it each evening, and will continue to do so as you help us identify any needed fixes, or any good suggestions you may have for useful improvements that could be made.
We'll update you on the progress as we go, but in the meantime...
We have to see where each of the four candidates will primarily focus their campaigns to defeat President Obama.
The 2012 Republican Primary is well underway and the field has been shrunk to four candidates. Three of the four are seeking to be President, while the other is mainly seeking to lead a movement. Each one of these candidates has defined themselves in ways to show how they want to direct the country. The most important thing for Republican primary voters is to determine which one of these four men is best equipped to defeat President Obama. To do that, we also have to see where each of the candidates will primarily focus their campaigns.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is probably the biggest enigma to me in this campaign. Mr. Gingrich has great speaking ability and is able to articulate conservative ideas better than anyone else on the debate stage. He can see right through the biased media panelists and put them in their places. On the other hand, Mr. Gingrich attacks former Governor Mitt Romney for his work at venture capitalist firm Bain Capital and badgers Mr. Romney to release his tax records, which he is not required to do. These are very populist stances that seem more in line with the Occupy Wall Street protesters. When Mr. Gingrich sat on the couch next to Democratic then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi and advocated for climate change reform, this was also a very populist move. read more »
It makes perfect sense. Call yourself a Tea-Party. Voice valid
concerns of federal bankruptcy and the American media labels
your group as racist-extremist anarchists.
Disrupt commerce, denounce capitalism, and demand your
unearned fair-share of the Gross-National-Product and Time
Magazine lauds you as Person-Of-The-Year.
Ever since the “Old Media” began promoting “Occupy Wall-Street”
as a burgeoning political force, everyone from Nancy Pelosi, to
Al Gore, to former Pennsylvania Governor, Ed Rendell, have been
telling the world the misguided marionettes of OWS have some
important points that we unenlightened, would do well to heed.
You know what ……. They’re right !!! Once I decided to listen.
I mean REALLY LISTEN. I had to admit, “Occupy Wall Street”
could definitely teach me a thing or two, or ten. Here’s the
Ten Most Important “Facts” I learned from the OWS movement.
1) I’ve learned that the OWS-folks aren’t actually part of the
99%. They’re part of the envied 1% who actually have the
leisure to embark on an 3-5 month vacation, and the
chutzpah to have someone else pay for it.
2) The “occupiers” have taught me that America is on the
wrong track because it only works when populated by
responsible, moral, grown-ups.
3) The “occupiers” have convinced me that having “any job”
is probably a bad idea. When jobs are available, someone,
somewhere, could possibly be making a profit. read more »
A ‘back blast’ is the blast cone behind certain weapons that utilize the back blast to minimize recoil. ‘Walking into your own back blast’ is a term for just plain stupidity. When I was in the Marine Corps, walking behind a 106 recoilless rifle would get you dead if you were close, or just knock you on your ass and maybe blow out your eardrums from about 15 to 30 feet away. Not a smart move.
ABC and, by association, all of the DNC/Administration surrogates of the Lame Stream press may have stepped in it with the brazenly timed, extremely shallow interview with Newt Gingrich’s ex-wife of some eighteen years, Marianne. Naturally, as with all of these DeMarxist straw horses, they posit all of these things as fact when, in fact, almost all of these Marxist publicity stunts turn out to have back stories they aren’t anxious to have see the light of day. read more »
Newt Gingrich has come under fire recently for his statement that Barack Obama is the "Food Stamp President." In response to Gingrich, the left makes three claims:
2. It's Bush's fault
3. Well yes, but the population has increased too so Obama can't be blamed.
It is this last claim that I wanted to take a look at and see if population growth could account for the increase of people on food stamps.
The U.S. civilian population estimate on the first day of *FY2010 was 307,518,237. SNAP participation for FY2010 was 40,302,000. The percentage of people on food stamps was 13%.
The U.S. civilian population on the last day of FY2011 was 310,800,403. FY2011 saw 44,709,000 people receiving SNAP benefits. This represents 14.3% of the population. So while the population did increase, so did the percentage of people on food stamps! read more »
Ahead of its 2012 GOP presidential primary, South Carolina is under fire for having enacted a voter identification law that would require citizens to show poll workers a photo ID before voting. (You know—sort of like having to pay a poll tax and prove your ancestors came over on the Mayflower.)
The law is intended to curb voter fraud, which is more prevalent in South Carolina and other southern states and states with relatively small populations. Some states’ historically corrupt local governments and proximity to the Mexican border have yielded a disproportionate incidence of voter-impersonation fraud, including non-citizens voting, ex-felons voting, and dead people voting. Small populations increase the influence that a handful of invalid votes can have on a precinct’s outcome.
Seven states besides South Carolina require a government-issued photo ID to vote: Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Kansas. Seven additional states require a simple photo ID: Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Michigan, South Dakota, Idaho, and Hawaii. Three states passed photo ID laws in 2011 but were blocked by their governors’ vetoes. Sixteen other states require non-photo identification.
So South Carolina isn’t exactly doing something new and different. read more »
I’m not a sportswriter… and it’s a far cry from politics to the gridiron… but yesterday witnessed the re-emergence of one of the truly preeminent football franchises in the history of the sport.
The San Francisco 49ers, Alex Smith and their no-nonsense head coach Jim Harbaugh, pulled off what may be the most remarkable finish to win a division playoff game in recent memory… possibly since 1981. Then, it was Joe Montana to Dwight Clark in what came to be known as ‘The Catch’.
This football franchise has seen its share of remarkable moments. The image of Terrell Owens at the goal line, snagging a last minute pass from Steve Young in the last three seconds of the 1999 NFC wild-card playoff game against the Packers at ‘The Stick’, is still fresh in the 49er faithfuls’ minds as the ‘The Catch 2?.
There can be no greater indication of the ‘new’ 49ers resurgence than the fans in Candlestick Park. The old place really rocked… you could hear the roar from miles away on the wind. The 49ers are back… and that ‘old’ stadium which has seen so many great 49ers teams over the years has, at least temporarily, a new lease on life. read more »