Filed under: Conservatism, Cool Site of the Day, Freedom, Fun n Games | Tags: Christmas gifts, conservatives, GOP, Holidays, Reagan, Republicans
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Filed under: Conservatism, Democrat Corruption, Election 2012, Freedom, Politics, The Constitution | Tags: conservatives, Get out the vote, Independents, Libertarians, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Republicans, True the Vote
Don’t sit on the beach and watch the wave, BE the wave! Turn our edge into a tsunami!
VOTE! This election is all about getting out the vote. Help do it. Call up Republicans you know, or Republican-leaning independents, and say, “hey, let’s go vote together!”. Particularly if you suspect they might skip going to the polls for any reason. Call up ALL your Republican and Independent friends and ask them if they’ve voted. If they haven’t, offer to drive them to the polls. Or better yet, get in your car and go pick them up. Drag them by the hair if necessary.
Don’t wear anything that could be remotely deemed political to the polls. One woman was turned away from the polls because she was wearing a shirt that said, “Vote the Bible.” Democrat poll watchers will be on hand trying every trick in the book to keep Republicans from casting ballots.
Have your camera phone or cameras with you when you go to the polls. Record any shenanigans you may see, report them to the poll-watchers, AND to True the Vote’s National Election Integrity Hotline at 1-855-444-6100. I thoroughly expect a vast increase in Democrat voter intimidation, fraud, and electioneering tactics. Be ready to record it; you have the right. If you see something illegal or suspect, and no one present will stop it, call the police.
And vote Republican in ALL Senate races. We must take majority control of the Senate if we are to overturn Obamacare! Indeed, vote a straight Republican ticket. This is a transformational election, our country is dangerously close to that tipping point Benjamin Franklin warned us would herald the end of the Republic. We must not only take back control, we must reverse course.
And pray! Mitt Romney must win this election if we are to maintain our Constitutional Republic. God listens!
I think we are going to win tomorrow, and I think we are going to win big, but take nothing for granted. Every vote truly DOES count. So, BE THE WAVE!
Then we’ll celebrate!
Filed under: Conservatism, Domestic Policy, Economy, Election 2008, Energy, Environment, Politics, Religion, Uncategorized | Tags: conservatives, Election 2008, Governor Sarah Palin, John McCain, Politics, Republicans
This is exciting! Sarah Palin is a wonderful choice. Strong, feisty, capable, tough, a reformer. And above all, she’s real. So many Washington politicians are patted and groomed into what they believe will appeal to this group or that. Wardrobe consultants, make up consultants, soon it is hard to discern the person beneath the packaging.
We have been trying for months to find out who Barack Obama is, and what he stands for. His disturbing acceptance speech last night gave us no clue. Is he completely unaware of what has transpired over the past few years, or was he merely trying to feed his followers enough red meat to satisfy their bloodlust? It was a mean speech, full of attacks on George Bush who, of course, is to blame for everything — but who is not running again. I suppose if you have a huge stadium full of people for whom high humor is putting a Hitler moustache on President Bush, accuracy doesn’t matter much.
The more I find out about Sarah Palin, the better this choice seems. She has not been Governor for a long time, but she has accomplished an amazing amount of important things. I can’t wait to see her out there on the campaign trail.
Filed under: Conservatism, Liberalism, News, Politics, Uncategorized | Tags: Conservatism, conservatives, Liberal lies, liberalism, Liberals
Multiple studies confirm what we have long known to be true: conservatives are far more honest than liberals. Liberals lie more, they cheat more, they steal more, they bear false witness more.
We consider this a dog bites man story, but the results are overwhelming:
[T]here is a striking gap between the manner in which liberals and conservatives address the issue of honesty.
Consider these results:
Is it OK to cheat on your taxes? A total of 57 percent of those who described themselves as “very liberal” said yes in response to the World Values Survey, compared with only 20 percent of those who are “very conservative.” When Pew Research asked whether it was “morally wrong” to cheat Uncle Sam, 86 percent of conservatives agreed, compared with only 68 percent of liberals.
Ponder this scenario, offered by the National Cultural Values Survey: “You lose your job. Your friend’s company is looking for someone to do temporary work. They are willing to pay the person in cash to avoid taxes and allow the person to still collect unemployment. What would you do?”
Almost half, or 49 percent, of self-described progressives would go along with the scheme, but only 21 percent of conservatives said they would.
When the World Values Survey asked a similar question, the results were largely the same: Those who were very liberal were much more likely to say it was all right to get welfare benefits you didn’t deserve.
The World Values Survey found that those on the left were also much more likely to say it is OK to buy goods that you know are stolen. Studies have also found that those on the left were more likely to say it was OK to drink a can of soda in a store without paying for it and to avoid the truth while negotiating the price of a car.
Another survey by Barna Research found that political liberals were two and a half times more likely to say that they illegally download or trade music for free on the Internet…
And that’s just the beginning. The column goes on from there with many more similar results. Read the full article here. And I think the author is correct that it is liberalism itself that causes liberals to have such a deficiency in honesty. Being told truth is relative has consequences. Being told you are entitled to things that arent yours has consequences. Bad ideas beget bad behavior.
After the ceaseless barrage of lies and false accusations from liberals for the past 7 years, it’s particularly refreshing and welcome to have objective proof of just how much more dishonest they really are.
Filed under: Conservatism, Humor, News, Politics, Pop Culture | Tags: conservatives, editorial, Editorial Cartoons, Michael Ramirez
Congratulations to Michael Ramirez, my long-time favorite editorial cartoonist, for winning his second Pulitzer Prize!
If you aren’t familiar with Ramirez, you should check out his work. His combination of cunning wit, impressive artistic ability and penchant for getting to the very crux of the issues with a deceptively simple metaphor really is unmatched.
Filed under: History, Movies, News, Pop Culture | Tags: Charlton Heston, Civil Rights, conservatives, Entertainment, Great Americans, Hollywood, Second Amendment
As you’ve probably seen or heard, Oscar-winning legend Charlton Heston died in his Beverly Hills home Saturday. He was 84.
I’m a big fan of grand epics and sci-fi, so, like many, I know and love Heston best for his work in The Ten Commandments, Ben Hur (which at 11 Oscars held the record for most Academy Awards for one film until it was recently tied by Titanic and Lord of the Rings), and The Planet of the Apes. And as a conservative I admire his passionate activism in support of gun rights and individual liberty.
But there’s a great deal I didnt know about Heston, and much I had forgotten…
- In addition to playing Moses in The Ten Commandments, Heston also played the voice of God, and his 3 month old son played the baby Moses floating down the Nile.
- Heston was a civil rights activist early in the 60′s, long before it became fashionable, picketing a segregated Oklahoma theater showing one of his own films, and later accompanying Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1963 march in Washington and other marches.
- Long before he became the president of the NRA, he joined Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas and Jimmy Stewart in supporting President Johnson’s Gun Control Act of 1968.
- Contrary to almost every article that I’ve seen that has tried to portray his conservatism and active support for gun rights as a great departure from his civil-rights activism, Heston knew there was no contradiction. Heston said of his support for conservative causes that he was promoting freedom, “in the truest sense.”
- In addition to his long, legendary acting career which spanned more than 60 years and included more than 120 performances in Film, Television, Radio and on Broadway, Heston also wrote and directed Antony and Cleopatra,
- He served in the Air Force in WWII as a B-52 radio operator and gunner and was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant.
- He not only served famously as the outspoken and unapologetic president of the NRA, but also as president of the Screen Actors Guild.
- Heston was named, “Commandor in the Arts and Letters Order” by French minister of culture in 1997, and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bush in 2003.
- His favorite performance on screen was as the aging cowboy Will Penny, in the 1968 film of the same name.
- Heston has said one of his proudest moments was when he used his status as a stock-holder in Time Warner to march into a stockholders meeting where he read aloud the lyrics from the song Cop Killer by Ice-T and shamed the conglomerate into firing the rapper and dropping the album for which Ice T threatened to kill him. Heston’s response was reportedly, “let him try.”
Charlton Heston was much more than a legendary actor. As his family said, he was, “an adoring husband, a kind and devoted father, and a gentle grandfather, with an infectious sense of humor.” He was also a great American. When he died Saturday, it was with his loving wife Lydia at his side. They had been married for sixty-four years.
Rest in peace Mr. Heston. God bless and comfort your family and many loved ones.
Filed under: History, News, Politics | Tags: Conservatism, conservatives, Journalism, Republicans
William F. Buckley Jr. 1925-2008
William F. Buckley Jr., author, columnist, founder of National Review, towering intellect, the primary architect of modern conservatism, and a national treasure has died, at his desk, at the age of 83.
Our thoughts go to his family, friends and many loved ones.
Fellow admirers would do well to read the many excellent tributes that are rapidly accumulating at National Review, and on their blog, The Corner. Fellow conservatives would do well to pay tribute to Mr. Buckley by redoubling their efforts to advancing our shared ideals.
I think he would expect no less.
Filed under: Domestic Policy, Foreign Policy, History, Politics | Tags: 9/11, BDS, conservatives, Courts, Debunking Liberal Lies, Economy, History, Iraq, Katrina, Politics, President Bush, Republicans, Taxes
…and so is the Anchoress, who takes us down memory lane in an excellent post recalling all the great good President Bush has done for conservatives, for America, and for the world. In the face of the most evil vitriol and venom the hysterical left could muster, President Bush has exemplified the very best in grace and character.
In this poisonous atmosphere — where it has become de rigueur for cowed conservatives to qualify their support of the President with caveats like, “well, I don’t agree with everything Bush has done” (Of course you don’t you ninnies!) — there are some on the right who would greatly benefit from (and should be somewhat shamed by) this reminder of what a great man with the courage of his convictions looks like.
The left is hopeless. They are hysterical, ignorant, and naive. They loathed President Reagan much the same way, and look how stupid history has proved them to be. I have no doubt that history will record President Bush as near-great, and the Anchoress recalls many of the reasons why.
Read the entire post.
Filed under: Domestic Policy, Foreign Policy, Politics, The Constitution | Tags: Conservatism, conservatives, constitution, defense, economic growth, Economy, Election 2008, health care, judges, law enforcement, national security, pro-growth, Rudy Giuliani, Taxes
American Elephants likes Rudy Giuliani! Let us count the ways:
First, remember that Rudy was the mayor of a city larger than the entire state of Massachusetts. When he inherited NYC, the Big Apple had an astronomical crime-rate, declining school performance, oppressive taxation, a suffering economy and a bloated government packed with hostile political adversaries.
Rudy developed a philosophy of government completely at odds with New York’s political culture.
…the former prosecutor had fashioned a philosophy of local government based on two core conservative principles vastly at odds with New York’s political culture: that government should be accountable for delivering basic services well, and that ordinary citizens should be personally responsible for their actions and their destiny and not expect government to take care of them. Giuliani preached the need to reestablish a “civil society,” where citizens adhered to a “social contract.” “If you have a right,” he observed, “there is a duty that goes along with that right.”
He followed through on his conservative principles, no matter how much he upset the elites, no matter how many threats were made against him. Total crime dropped by more than 64 percent and the murder rate dropped by 67 percent. Giuliani proposed cutting the city’s huge budget deficit entirely through spending cuts and savings and even a modest tax cut. As crime dropped, tourism soared. The city gained around 430,000 new jobs, personal income soared and the unemployment rate was cut in half.
He revived the largest city in America when everyone else said it was impossible. And he did it all in the face of bitter opposition. It’s an inspiring story.
Rudy has the only Healthcare plan of any candidate that will actually make healthcare more available and more affordable. It rejects public entitlements and tax hikes and embraces private property and tax incentives to extend health coverage overall — private coverage that people would own, control, and transport throughout their careers like they do with home or life insurance.
His blueprint for homeland security, The Resilient Society, shows that Rudy really understands the problems and issues facing national security. Its a long piece, but worth reading in full.
Rudy has proposed not only the largest tax cut in modern American history, but also a dramatic simplification of the tax code. He would give every tax-payer the option of using a one-page “Fair and Simple Tax Form.” There would be only three rates 10%, 15% and 30%. Deductions for mortgage payments, state and local taxes and child tax-credits would be preserved. Taxpayers who prefer existing forms would be free to do so. It is the best and most pro-growth proposal of any of the candidates.
But, “isn’t Rudy pro-abortion?” you ask. He has said that he, as a man, doesn’t think he has the right to tell a woman that she can’t have an abortion. But he is opposed to partial-birth abortion and is in favor of parental notification. He has pledged to appoint strict constructionist judges, and since he has chosen Ted Olson as one of his advisers, this seems very likely. And it is strict constructionist judges that are precisely what is needed to overturn Roe. Rudy Giuliani is the only candidate we are convinced will appoint true conservatives to the bench.
American Elephant Adds: I would also point out that Rudy has been extremely disturbed how activist liberal judges are endangering the country with their unconstitutional meddling in the war. Unlike John McCain who has talked about “consensus nominees” for far too long to be beleived, and who is unlikely to appoint anyone who would endanger McCain/Feingold, and unlike Mitt who says all the right things, but strikes us as a man who will compromise once he is in office, Rudy Giuliani is the only candidate who will insist on conservative justices, and he will fight Democrats and the press to do it.
Also, there are some who complain about Rudy’s divorces. I would remind them that Ronald Reagan was also a divorcee, and he turned out pretty darn good in my book!
Filed under: Conservatism, Economy, Education, Election 2008, Environment, Foreign Policy, Iraq, News, Politics, Terrorism | Tags: conservatives, Dave Reichert, Local News, President Bush, Republicans, Washington State
On a happier note, two of the best men in Washington DC will be in my home town today. My Congressman, Dave Reichert, and President Bush. The President is in town to do a fund raiser for Reichert, who Democrats are targeting heavily (we live in a swing district). I’ve already gotten a slew of dishonest, sleazy automated phone calls and misleading mailers. The DNC is working hard to take his seat and they’re pouring money into his opponent’s campaign from out of state.
You may remember Reichert as the Sheriff who solved the Green River Killer serial killer case. He was a great Sheriff and he’s a great congressman. If you’re looking for solid, honorable conservatives to get behind, if you want more solid conservatives in congress, make a contribution to Dave Reichert’s campaign.
Reichert is strong on defense, a strong fiscal conservative—as a former highly respected Sherriff, hes a law and order man, who believes in enforcing the law—including immigration law. Reichert is one of the few in congress who has sworn off earmarks! He’s balanced and rational on energy, and the environment, believes in small government and market based solutions for healthcare, and he’s as honest, and ethical as they come. I make him sound like a boy scout, and honestly, he probably was. Reichert is a great man, a great Representative, a good person, and a real up and comer.
I hope you will consider contributing to his campaign. The GOP needs more men like him, and as I said, Democrats are targeting his seat heavily.
I will go down today to show my support, and provide some balance to all the smelly commie hippies that will be there to protest. Hopefully I can get a good look at the motorcade. If you’ve never seen a presidential motorcade go by, try to. They are very exciting to see. The road’s cleared of all other traffic, dozens of police, and the motorcade itself, lights flashing, all travelling very fast, even on surface streets. Anyway, my luck, I’ll be on the wrong side of the building!