Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fair And Balanced

I was worried I may have come down a little harshly on Mr. Biden so in the interests of fairness and in honoring the Messiah's first 100 days in office, I would like to share with you a few of his oratorical gems.

-"I've been in 57 states"

-"On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today"

-"Israel is a strong friend of Israel's"

-"Its always a bad practice to say 'always' or 'never'"

-(On bowling) "I sort of fall into the Special Olympics category"

-"Okay, move it up" (Talking to his teleprompter Tuesday during a televised speech)

It appears as though President Obama is a flawed mortal like the rest of us.

There You Go Again Joe

President Obama's press conference last night is being credited as a success. How could it not be when a question from The New York Times asked what "enchanted" him most about the presidency and his country.

Was this a presidential news conference or the Miss America pageant?

Regardless, Obama displayed his master showmanship skills and the media ate it all up.

That was yesterday.

Any sense of calm and restraint Obama might have projected to Americans with regards to the swine flu outbreak was undone in a single interview by his number two man.

Vice President Biden has once again left the American people asking:

What the hell did he just say?

In an interview on NBC, Biden told Americans not to travel anywhere in confined spaces right now.

"It’s not that it’s going to Mexico. It’s [that] you’re in a confined aircraft. When one person sneezes, it goes all the way through the aircraft. That’s me."

He went on to recommend against using the subway systems as well; a source of transportation millions of people depend upon daily.

So in addition to crippling the airline industry and shutting down subways, Joe has also managed to spread unfounded mass panic.

Just another day at the office for Vice President Biden.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Benedict Arlen: Update

Hours after jumping ship to save his own skin, further details have been released on Senator Specter's switch.

In an interview with The Hill, Specter said the following:

"[Democrats] are trying very hard for the 60th vote. Got to give them credit for trying. But (my) answer is no."

This was March 17th.

Apparently the Democrat Party has been courting the soon to be ex-Senator from Pennsylvania for some time.

Since the inauguration, Vice President Biden has had 14 separate conversations with Specter regarding a switch in his party affiliation.

President Obama personally phoned Specter's office after today's announcement and exclaimed "We're thrilled to have you!"

Senators Lindsey Graham and Olympia Snowe, both moderate Republicans, have defended Specter's decision and have blamed conservatism for his departure. They advocate Republicans taking more "progressive" positions in order to welcome new members.

Their argument is essentially the same as Specter's: "The party left me and moved right".

This is political drivel as it is abundantly clear that the GOP was much more conservative during the days of Reagan and has exponentially moved towards the left of center. One needs to look no further than our most recent presidential nominee to recognize the amount of influence moderates now have within the party.

But Senators Graham and Snowe ought to heed this warning.

In a poll tonight on Sean Hannity's program, he posed this question to the viewers:

Is the GOP better off without Arlen Specter?

The Results:

1% Maybe
5% No
93% Yes

Enough said.

Conservatism is retaking this party and "progressives" can exit to their left.

Benedict Arlen

Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter has announced today that he will switch parties and register as a Democrat for his upcoming reelection bid in 2010.

Specter has been seriously out of touch with conservative principles since his election in 1980. He is a firm believer in global warming, promotes destructive embryonic stem cell research, supports amnesty for illegal immigrants, and has been a champion of the pro-choice movement.

The senior Senator from Pennsylvania faced an uphill battle in the GOP primary, trailing in a Rasmussen poll by more than twenty points.

When Al Franken is sworn into the Senate after stealing the election in Minnesota, the Democrats will have achieved a 60 seat, filibuster proof majority.

Specter is a bitter man who is motivated purely out of his lust for power. He saw the proverbial writing on the wall that conservatives were no longer going to support his reckless politics and therefore sacrificed his integrity in order to keep his job.

The Senator should enjoy his time in Washington while it lasts because he has enraged Republicans in Pennsylvania and their anger will spread like a brush fire across the state.

William Shakespeare puts it best:

"Though those that are betrayed
Do feel the treason sharply, yet the traitor
Stands in worse case of woe."

Monday, April 27, 2009


As we approach the 100th day of the Obama administration, the White House has sent a request to the broadcast networks to interrupt their regularly scheduled programming Wednesday night in order to televise the President's remarks on his agenda.

Being the media darling that he is, Obama's handlers did not anticipate any problem.

Then came Fox.

For the first time since Obama's inauguration a broadcast network has denied a primetime television request from the White House.

Fox will instead air an episode of their popular series Lie To Me.

Ironically that is also the title of President Obama's speech.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


The United States Supreme Court is about to rule on the legality of schools "Strip Searching" suspected students not adhering to district regulations.

One such case attracting national attention comes from Arizona's Savanna Redding who was accused of carrying prescription strength medication; a violation of district ordinances.

The 13 year old was strip searched in 2003 but no such violation was found.

Regardless of that outcome, we need to err on the side of caution when it comes to our nation's youth.

I went through school as an asthmatic suffering from chronic allergies. All of my medications were forced to be checked in through the school's main office. This policy was necessary so my medicine could be administered by an adult.

Liberals on the Supreme Court are making this a case against the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution "Unreasonable Search And Seizure".

There can be no room for error here. A child should not be ingesting prescription strength medication without adult supervision. The school had probable cause to search Ms. Redding and luckily for her, they turned up nothing.

I loathe the hypotheticals but imagine for a moment that Ms. Redding did have drugs on her. The backlash would be unrelenting; against the school and her parents.

The Supreme Court must rule in favor of a school's right to search the students in order to ensure a safe learning environment.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Miss Congeniality

Carrie Prejean, Miss California and runner up in last night's Miss USA pageant, has found herself in a very public and nasty feud with trashblogger Perez Hilton.

During the question and answer segment of the program, Hilton asked her opinion on gay marriage.

At first it seemed as though she was going to give an ambiguous, wordy answer the way all other contestants conduct themselves in boring fashion.

But Ms. Prejean fell back on her faith and principles saying she believes marriage as a union between a "man and a woman".

Hilton was visibly distraught after hearing her response and the audience reaction was mixed.

Today Hilton has resorted to juvenile name calling and has been bashing her on his blog.

MSNBC called the response "a serious mishap".

How far gone are we as a nation when a young woman is torn apart for adhering to Christian ideology; the same Christian principals under which America was founded.

Bravo Ms. Prejean-this was not a "mishap".

It was a refreshing reminder that there are still bright young minds out there in California.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Fifteen Minutes Of Fame

Meghan McCain, daughter of Senator John McCain, has always been an outspoken young woman. She holds many liberal positions (and voted for Kerry in 2004), often criticizes conservatism, and registered as a Republican only as a Father's Day 'gift' in 2008.

She has been wrapped up in a rather public feud with Ann Coulter the past several weeks and maintains her own political blog, showcasing her "progressive" opinions.

She is a strong supporter of gay marriage and was invited to speak to the Log Cabin Republicans yesterday. The Log Cabin Republicans are a group composed of gay and lesbian members sharing conservative positions while lobbying for gay rights.

According to the attendees of last night's dinner, Ms. McCain gave a rousing speech to a receptive crowd. She urged Republicans to embrace the Log Cabin Republicans and endorse gay marriage initiatives around the country.

Eloquence is a trait that alluded Senator McCain during the campaign and seems to plague Meghan as well. The young woman reportedly said "...Old school Republicans are scared sh**less of the changing landscape".

She went on to take jabs at Ann Coulter calling her "overly divisive" and even worked in: "...Most of this country wants our President to succeed", a rather obvious reference to Rush Limbaugh.

Attacking the conservative base of her father's party is a sure way to extend her stay in the spotlight.

Meghan possesses no insight into these issues and yet manages to attract a sizable following.

She has become a media darling. Liberals adore her. The left salivates whenever she attacks conservatives.

Meghan-your fifteen minutes are up.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Grassroots In All Its Glory

Taxpayers are fed up with the reckless "tax and spend" liberalism running rampant throughout the country and they are taking to the streets today.

All across America, protesters are gathering around state capitols and cities in a fashion reminiscent of the Boston Tea Party.

Thousands are in attendance at numerous rallies and the momentum among the crowds is building.

While the loonies of the left abuse their first amendment right on a near daily basis, it is unusual for conservatives to hold protests because so many of us have jobs and actual responsibilities.

Ordinary citizens made today possible. This was a huge victory for grassroots conservatism.

As Newt Gingrich's spokesman Rick Sawyer said "It's the Reagan coalition reinventing itself".

Today may be the shot in the arm conservatives were desperately looking for; a central rallying point in which to unite the base.


President Obama has been in power for nearly three months and he has finally labeled his political opposition as "extremists".

Yesterday the Department of Homeland Security (Created by President George W. Bush) issued a warning to all local municipalities to be on the lookout for "rightwing extremist activity".

After reading the memo; This is a word to the wise from the Casanova:

If you oppose abortion; you are a radical.

If you oppose the infringement on your second amendment right to own a firearm, you are a radical.

If you oppose an "open border" immigration policy that is backed by President Obama; you are a radical.

If you advocate local or state-controlled government; you are a radical.

President Obama has taken us one step closer towards a totalitarian state by labeling his political opponents as "extremists" or "radicals".

I do not believe our freshman president has it right here.

An extremist is Bill Ayers, who advocated deliberate terrorist attacks on
American institutions.

An extremist is Tony Rezko, who will bypass all Illinois campaign finance laws in order to donate windfall profits to prominent Illinois Democrats.

An extremist is the wrong Reverend Wright who will say in his church and on video "God Damn America".

Conservatives will always put their country first and politics second.

My sincere hope is that the fringe lefties who elected Obama as president will see the "right" as a legitimate political thinking and not mistake it for the radicalism Obama is selling.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

R.I.P. The Strib

The Minneapolis Star Tribune was founded (as the Minneapolis Tribune) in 1867 and is currently the 15th largest newspaper in the country.

On January 15th, 2009 the company filed for bankruptcy. According to the Associated Press: "...the newspaper listed assets of 493.2 million dollars and liabilities of 661.1 million dollars".

In an era where the majority of readers are now migrating towards free news via the internet, the Strib finds itself in the same predicament as other publications such as the Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.

This week several employees launched a website to "Save the Strib".

Their goal is to raise public awareness of the Star Tribune's dire financial status in hopes of attracting a new owner to take over the company.

My question is simple: Why?

No capitalist in his right mind would want to own the bottomless money pit that the Strib has become.

The Star Tribune may be Minnesota's largest newspaper but its quality of journalism and objectivity has been declining for decades. The liberal spin and propaganda now run rampant through the pages.

Here is a rather novel idea: How about the almighty reporters' union at the Strib agrees to pay freezes and other cost reducing techniques in order to save hundreds of jobs right now?

I doubt the union bosses would agree to such acts of self-sacrifice however.

These labor leaders will relentlessly pursue their outrageous demands until the headquarters of the Strib turns into the downtown unemployment office.

This is an awful time to be out of work and it is unfortunate to see the already sizable unemployment rate growing.

The paper's employees are hoping to recover from their financial peril. They are looking to business leaders, investment firms and even the city and state governments for assistance.

But the response to their pleas has been sparse.

No one can afford to save the Strib.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

A Dangerous Game of Chicken

Last night North Korea openly defied the warnings of the United States and other allies by firing a long range rocket.

Ballistic missiles pose a major threat to the United States. Given the current rate of technological advancement, it is not inconceivable that such a missile could hit any point in the continental United States within the next few years.

Kim Jong Il is a crazed and corrupt dictator. However I do not believe he would engage the American military.

The real danger would be North Korea selling these weapons to terrorist entities for profit.

The North Korean leader has called America's bluff.

There are a number of ways President Obama could deal with this blatant move of defiance:

-Economic sanctions imposed against North Korea
-Ramp up intelligence gathering operations within North Korea
-Seize North Korean assets in the United States
-Continue the progress made by the Bush administration in crafting a missile defense shield

What action did our esteemed President decide to take?

He passed the buck to the United Nations, where it will be buried in bureaucratic red tape for months.

North Korea seems to be another issue that is above Obama's pay grade.