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January 27, 2011

Reagan at 100: Words of Warning

Here is CCHQ’s tribute to President Ronald Reagan, culture warrior extraordinaire, and one of the great American presidents of the 20th century.  I won’t pretend it was all sunshine and rainbows during his eight years.  Such an era never existed.  But if America is truly in decline as so many claim it is, then his presidency marked a concerted effort to reverse the slide.  He reminds me of a type of Charlemagne or Justinian, a leader born for greatness, refusing to accept the decay and decline amidst which he finds himself, and thus single-handedly and through sheer force of will attempting to raise his nation back to greatness.  He saw the decline.  Will America heed his warning?

“Our spirit is back, but we haven’t re-institutionalized it.”

“As far as those who create the popular culture, well-grounded patriotism is no longer the style.”

“I’m warning of the eradication of the American memory that could result ultimately in an erosion of the American spirit.”

January 16, 2011

Liberal accuses Sarah Palin of Making the Story About Herself

Sarah Palin can’t win.  If she does nothing, she’s trashed.  If she responds, she’s trashed as well.  Her enemies circle her like a pack of hyenas around a lioness, waiting for an opening to strike and draw blood.  Here conservative champion Charles Krauthammer easily handles Mark Shield’s insinuation that Palin had “inserted” herself into the Tucson shooting story, and exposes the media for the LIBERAL WHORES they really are.  Not a Palin fan here, but she gets my vote come election time.  These people have to be stopped.

“Speaking truth to power”, Anti-Palin Posters Appear in San Fran

Hateful rhetoric: Palin Derangement Syndrome

Can you feel the love?  How mistaken I was to believe the Left’s derangement would end when Bush left office.  Clearly, many on the Left don’t feel President Obama was talking about them when he spoke about toning down the rhetoric.  Was he?  He certainly didn’t name names.  Palin Derangement Syndrome’s latest incarnation takes the shape of posters which proclaim “Enrage them with fear until they feel justified in their violence,” and then mockingly, “God Bless America.” The backdrop is a mushroom cloud.  These “flower children” of the Left are the same people accusing Sarah Palin (and ultimately YOU) of hateful and inciting language.  Yet their own loving utterances don’t qualify as hate speech for the simple reason that the target of their speech is on the Right, and because the Left only “speaks truth to power.”  Their bile is merited, while your speech is nothing more than the last dying gasps of “white privilege.”  This self-perception– speaking truth to power– unshackles Leftists from any limits which simple human decency and decorum might place upon them. You see, secular progressive morality is based on having the correct ideology, and little to do with their personal behavior, so they can act as beastly as they goddam please because their cause is just.

Deranged Leftist threatens Tea Party leader with Death

Leftwing activist, Eric Fuller

Wow, Sarah Palin’s rhetoric is so heated and vitriolic that even LEFTISTS respond with violence!

Tucson tea party leader Trent Humphries was threatened by Leftwing activist during ABC interview.

Trent Humphries, the Pima County tea party leader, stood up to speak during the event. He was being very respectful. Trent told the audience that before we start placing blame on individuals we need to get all the facts. Trent then told everyone that one of those killed during the shooting was his neighbor and that he was affected like everyone else by the tragedy… While Trent was speaking- And it was planned that he would speak- One member in the audience and reportedly one of the victims of the tragedy started screaming, “Trent Humphries you’re dead!” The police immediately escorted him out. On his way out he screamed, “You’re all whores.”

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Palin’s fault!  For the sake of full disclosure, it’s worth noting that Eric Fuller, a Leftwing activist who has attacked the Tea Party as a “crime syndicate”, was one of the victims in the Tucson shooting.  He was shot in the knee.  Fuller claims Sarah Palin and other Republican leaders have created a “toxic atmosphere” (for which presumably he can blame his own deranged outburst, his own loving language not exactly filling the air with the smell of roses).

After eight years of Bush Derangement Syndrome, unhinged Leftists are hardly news.  In this case though, I’m certainly willing to grant this individual may have been suffering from PTDS from the Tucson shootings, and thus his hateful and violent outburst.  I can be generous in that way.  In other words, he wasn’t in his right mind.  You know, like Jared Loughner. But it’s curious, isn’t it, how everybody EXCEPT for Teabaggers are driven to madness by Sarah Palin’s rhetoric. lol

UPDATE: Media whore, ABC News, scrubbed the incident from their broadcast (do you really think they’ve have done the same if a Rightwinger had been arrested?), but fair and balanced Fox News got their hands on the video showing cops leading him away.

January 12, 2011

The Dishonesty of Bill Maher

Bill Maher typifies the depths to which the Left will sink in order to score political points against their enemies.  They don’t even try to be honest and consistent.  Here Maher speaks for many if not most on the Left as he explains why Liberals are the epitome of tolerance, prudence and virtue, while conservatives are EVIL, MEAN, NASTY inciters who make jihadis look like pikers (yes, he almost goes that far).  Anderson Cooper asks him why Libs insisted we not “rush to judgment” in the aftermath of Ft. Hood, yet may be doing just that with the Jared Loughner shooting.  His answer?  “I don’t understand that analogy.” Nuance! Anderson Cooper has no follow up question to that (they never do when they’re interviewing their fellow travellers).

Maher also says his own incitement to hatred and violence (see his Cheney deathwish below) is merely “comedy”, President Obama’s “gun to a knife fight” comment was metaphorical (which it was), but Palin’s “targeted” districts graphic was an incitement to violence.

He’s all over the map on this one.  That is a sign of one thing and one thing only– INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY.  They are lying to you, America.  They incite hatred and violence, call it comedy or “speaking truth to power”, and then use character assassination and blood libel to attack so-called incitement by conservatives.

Defends Obama’s ‘Gun to Knife-Fight’ Comment

Bill Maher Speaks on Tucson Shooting, G…, posted with vodpod

Says Cheney’s Death Would Save Lives

Bill Maher: “I’m just saying if [Cheney] did die, other people, more people would live. That’s a fact.”

January 11, 2011

Liberal Fascism: Talk radio under siege

Watch for this one.  Leftists never let a crisis go to waste.  Jared Loughner is simply too valuable an opportunity for them.  He could turn things around for Obama, and for flagging Liberalism.  Or so they believe.  It’s not enough that they utterly control print media and television, as well as Academia and Hollywood.  They must control it ALL.  Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C), one of the most frenzied voices in the wake of the Arizona shooting says we need to bring back the so-called Fairness Doctrine.  He wants “balanced coverage” (but only on AM radio, nowhere else), and he says attacking the Left is “incitement” and tantamount to “yelling fire in a crowded theater.”  Because Leftists don’t use “heated rhetoric.” Of course not!  Only conservatives do.

Return of the Fairness Doctrine

COLUMBIA — U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in Congress, said Sunday the deadly shooting in Arizona should get the country thinking about what’s acceptable to say publicly and when people should keep their mouths shut.

Clyburn said he thinks vitriol in public discourse led to a 22-year-old suspect opening fire Saturday at an event Democratic U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords held for her constituents in Tucson, Ariz. Six people were killed and 14 others were injured, including Giffords.

The shooting is cause for the country to rethink parameters on free speech, Clyburn said from his office, just blocks from the South Carolina Statehouse. He wants standards put in place to guarantee balanced media coverage with a reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine, in addition to calling on elected officials and media pundits to use ‘better judgment.’

‘Free speech is as free speech does,’ he said. ‘You cannot yell ‘fire’ in a crowded theater and call it free speech and some of what I hear, and is being called free speech, is worse than that.’  Clyburn used as an example a comment made by Sharron Angle, an unsuccessful U.S. senatorial candidate in Nevada, who said the frustrated public may consider turning to ‘Second Amendment remedies’ for political disputes unless Congress changed course.

Clyburn said the man accused of shooting Giffords did just that.  ‘He saw a Second Amendment remedy and that’s what occurred here and there is no way not to make that connection,’ Clyburn said.  Despite Clyburn’s position, law enforcement has not yet revealed any motives in the shooting.  Clyburn has been the most outspoken of the state’s congressional delegation on the shooting.

U.S. Rep. Tim Scott, the 1st District Republican, said the Fairness Doctrine would stifle free speech and be harmful to the public, but he would say little on the matter beyond that. Engaging in a partisan conversation is not appropriate now, Scott said, because the focus of Saturday’s shooting should remain on prayer for the victims.

‘A 9-year-old little girl is gone and the Fairness Doctrine is not going to bring her back,’ Scott said.

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November 28, 2010

Jesusland – How They see You

Filed under: Entertainment, Liberalism, Nation — Tags: — Jesusland @ 13:05

The America you are looking for is the America you will find, and if this is all they see then by god these people hate America.  You are “the other” to them as surely as they claim the brownies of the world are alien to you.  Jesusland is a catchy little tune by the talented Ben Folds, but this elitist young hippie looking judgmentally down his nose at society seems pretentious and is gravely annoying to me.  There is nothing sincere or intellectually honest about this.  As if “Jesus” or religion is what ails us.  As if this footage couldn’t have been shot in New Jersey.  As if a proctologist’s view of our country is the real America, and I’d want to trade it all in for the ghettos of New York, San Francisco, Paris or Stockholm.  Just another small peak into the secular progressive mind.  Their alienation from the American people is complete.

Down the tracks
beautiful McMansions on a hill
that overlook a highway
with riverboat casinos and you still
have yet to see a soul

November 24, 2010

I pardon you: Lincoln spares Thanksgiving turkey

We are nothing if not our traditions.  President Obama will probably pardon the Thanksgiving turkey tomorrow, just as presidents have done all the way back to Abraham Lincoln.  This charming practice began in 1863 when a living turkey was delivered to the White House, and Lincoln’s son, Tad, begged his dad to spare the bird from the chopping block.

Abraham Lincoln’s 10 year old son, Tad, quickly befriended the bird and named him Jack. Tad fed Jack, and taught the bird to follow him around the White House grounds…

When the time came to prepare the turkey for the holiday meal, Tad convinced the “executioner” to delay slaughtering the bird, so he could bring Jack’s case before the President. Tad ran and burst into one of his father’s Cabinet meetings. Crying loudly, Tad told his father that Jack was about to be killed. “Jack must not be killed; it is wicked,” Tad pleaded. President Lincoln replied, “Jack was sent here to be killed and eaten…I can’t help it.” Tad, sobbing, said, “He’s a good turkey, and I don’t want him killed.” Abraham Lincoln, president of the United States of America, paused in the midst of the Cabinet meeting. He took out a card, and on it he wrote an order of reprieve. Jack’s life was to be spared, and Tad raced out of the Cabinet meeting to present the presidential order to the executioner.*

This began what has become an annual Thanksgiving tradition. Each year the President pardons a turkey before Thanksgiving. After President Barack Obama pardons the Thanksgiving turkey on Wednesday, the fortunate fowl will live out the rest of its life at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate in Virginia.

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November 6, 2010

Dennis Prager: In God We Trust, Liberty & Epluribus Unum

Filed under: Conservatism, cultural marxism, Liberalism, Nation — Tags: — Jesusland @ 11:35

This one is frikin fantastic and is being posted again.  We have addressed on CCHQ how conservatives lost America, and how winning elections are absolutely meaningless if we’ve lost the culture.  That’s why I’ve avoided turning this site into an Obama/Democrat bashing clone of all the rest. The GOP could win the next ten elections, and the cultural downward slide we’re on would continue apace (except for judicial appointments).  Dennis Prager (here more fired up than I’ve ever heard him before) doesn’t agree with this, and he places far more faith in party politics than I do, or at least he does when he’s trying to fire up the troops.  Yet here Dennis Prager echoes CCHQ’s position on the threat to American values that is the Left, and that’s why this is a CCHQ must see.

“America is jeopardized by our not knowing what we stand for.  That is our greatest threat.  We are our problem.”

October 31, 2010

“Return to Sanity” Rally Features GOP as Hitler, Blacks are a no-show

LULZ.  How very sane.  To Leftists, everyone has AIDS and everybody is Hitler!  Yipppeeee!

Oh, it’s just a few outliers you say?  Too late for that.  We are now defined by the outliers if we learned anything from the media’s treatment of the Tea Party.

And you don’t see any black folks mingling with the insipid, lilly white Liberals either.  Seriously, where are the black folks?  You might almost mistake this for a Klan Rally, or a Presbyterian church, the racists.  Oh wait, there is that one black guy there…  Never mind.  Diversity is strength!

October 2, 2010

Secret Experiments and Collective Apologies

U.S. apologizes to Guatemalans for secret STD experiments

U.S. scientific researchers infected hundreds of Guatemalan mental patients with sexually transmitted diseases from 1946 to 1948 — a practice that only came recently to light thanks to the work of an academic researcher. On Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued a formal apology to the Central American nation, and to Guatemalan residents of the United States.”Although these events occurred more than 64 years ago, we are outraged that such reprehensible research could have occurred under the guise of public health,” said Clinton and Sebelius in a joint statement. “We deeply regret that it happened, and we apologize to all the individuals who were affected by such abhorrent research practices.”

“It was done in conjunction with the Guatemalan government,” Reverby told The Upshot in a phone interview Friday morning. “They had permission from the Guatemalan government.”

“I was in the archives of the University of Pittsburgh looking at the papers of the surgeon general at the time,” Reverby said. “And the papers there were also the papers of a man named John Cutler, who had also been involved in the Tuskegee study. When I opened the boxes of the Cutler papers, there was nothing in it about Tuskegee, but there was everything about this Guatemala study.”

Reverby — who was instrumental in getting former President Bill Clinton to offer an apology for the Tuskegee experiment in 1997 — told us that she informed Dr. David Sencer, the former head of the Centers for Disease Control; Sencer then passed the discovery up the chain of command in the U.S. government.

“As with many of these things, it was just pure serendipity,” Reverby said. “I was the right person in the right place at the right time.”

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Hilary did what is expected at times like this, she apologized on behalf of America.  I don’t have a problem with that, especially because we are a democratic nation and we are basically responsible for what our elected leaders do.  But it also reminded me of the seeming contradictory logic and selective outrage behind the modern collective apology.  If the experiments were carried out during the administration of Harry Truman, a Democrat, why is a collective apology required from our nation, but not from the Democratic Party that Truman belonged to?  Why did Hillary apologize on behalf of America, but not the Democrat party?  When will Dems apologize for the the past sins of their party (like slavery and segregation), just as Republicans are eternally expected to for whatever it is they opposed in the late 60s?  Well, you might respond that the Democrat party has changed since the bad ol days of Harry Truman and segregation, and modern Dems have nothing to do with all that.  And that may be true.  But has not the Republican party changed too?  Has not conservatism changed as well?  So why do we hold nations accountable, but not the people who actually voted for Harry Truman (the Dems), and why do Dems get the big pass but not Republicans or conservatives?   Hmmm.  Collective apologies like this always make me wonder about that.

August 5, 2010

Mosque Arsonist Caught, Evangelical Christian Confesses

Oh wait, did I say evangelical?  I meant devout Muslim.  White Liberals rend their clothing in sheer frustration.   The dread anti-Muslim “backlash” by Teabagging religious wackos is once again on hold.

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Officials say a 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged with setting fire to a Marietta mosque he had attended.

Marietta fire marshal Scott Tucker said Thursday that Tamsir Mendy was arrested Wednesday night and charged with first degree arson at the mosque, which caught fire Monday night. Tucker says Mendy is being held without bond.

Tucker says Mendy describes himself as a devout Muslim who had attended the mosque. Tucker didn’t characterize a motive but says it doesn’t appear to be a hate crime.

Tucker says the arrest is “a bit of a surprise” to members of the mosque, who had expressed concern that the fire might be hate crime.

Tucker said earlier that the fire did about $100,000 worth of damage.

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July 26, 2010

Illegals Self Deporting Ahead of Arizona Law

Oh, you mean we don’t have to round them all up at gunpoint and pack them into cattle cars after all???  What’s a fascist to do.

Migrants sell up and flee Arizona ahead of crackdown

The law, the toughest imposed by any U.S. state to curb illegal immigration, seeks to drive more than 400,000 undocumented day laborers, landscapers, house cleaners, chambermaids and other workers out of Arizona, which borders Mexico.

It makes being an illegal immigrant a state crime and requires state and local police, during lawful contact, to investigate the status of anyone they reasonably suspect of being an illegal immigrant.

The U.S. government estimates 100,000 unauthorized migrants left Arizona after the state passed an employer sanctions law three years ago requiring companies to verify workers’ status using a federal computer system. There are no figures for the number who have left since the new law passed in April.

Some are heading back to Mexico or to neighboring states. Others are staying put and taking their chances.

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July 8, 2010

Eric Holder Forgives Black Panthers (Sues Arizona)

Modern Liberals must see racism because not to see it is itself racist. They are compelled to see racism in every nook and cranny when it affirms their paradigm, but they don’t see the racism right there under their nose when it doesn’t.  Yet it’s not a color blind society they seek.  To the well-inculcated cultural marxist, race is a must. The goal of a color blind society is considered a form of “neo-racism.”  And now we know why–  because otherwise they couldn’t choose which racism to ignore, and which to exploit, depending on how it suits their political agenda.

A former top official charges the Justice Department with practicing racial politics and selective prosecution in the Black Panther voter-intimidation case. Are we a “nation of cowards,” or is it just Holder’s DOJ?In February, on the occasion of Black History Month, Attorney General Eric Holder called the United States a “nation of cowards” regarding discussions of race even as his department was failing to prosecute one of the clearest cases of voter intimidation in American history because the defendants were black militants, members of the New Black Panther Party.

Holder said that “we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about things racial.” Okay, let’s talk, starting with Tuesday’s testimony of J. Christian Adams, a former career DOJ attorney in the Voting Rights Section. Adams resigned over DOJ’s handling of the Black Panther case and DOJ’s refusal to honor Civil Rights Commission subpoenas, including ordering Adams not to comply.

On Election Day 2008, New Black Panther party members King Samir Shabazz, Malik Zulu Shabazz and Jerry Jackson engaged in activities that resulted in charges in a civil complaint of violating the Voting Rights Act through intimidation, threats and coercion, as they stood dressed in military garb outside a Philadelphia polling place.

The video of the event, photos and witness testimony presented an open-and-shut case ripe for DOJ prosecution. The Justice Department under President George W. Bush filed criminal charges against the three men. Holder’s Justice Department would later drop the charges in a plea deal in which the baton-brandishing thugs promised not to do it again in Philadelphia until 2012. They walked, free to intimidate elsewhere.

On Tuesday, Adams gave the testimony his bosses tried to block, telling the Civil Rights Commission how Holder’s department refused to prosecute what he has called “the clearest case of voter intimidation that I’ve seen since practicing law.” At an April 23 Commission hearing, witnesses testified to how the Black Panthers acted in concert, threatening black Republicans and whites who showed up. Two witnesses testified that they saw some would-be voters turn back and leave without voting after seeing the nightstick and being called “white devils.”

Yet Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general for civil rights, testified before the commission in April that “the facts did not constitute a prosecutable violation of the federal criminal civil rights statutes.” Say what?  “After reviewing the evidence, the department concluded that there was insufficient evidence to establish that the party or Malik Zulu Shabazz violated Section 11(b),” Perez said in his testimony.

Adams told the Commission on Tuesday that DOJ officials “over and over and over” showed “hostility” to prosecution of voter intimidation cases involving “black defendants and white victims.”  Adams says that Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli, an Obama political appointee, overruled a unanimous recommendation for continued prosecution by Adams and his associates.

Adams testified Tuesday that when the Black Panther case came up, he heard officials in the department say it was “no big deal” and “media-generated” and point to Fox News as the source. The video and witness testimony speaks for itself. So does the fact that one of the Black Panthers was in fact an official poll-watcher for the Democratic Party and an elected local party official.

Now imagine if this had been Tea Party members outside a polling place in Philadelphia, Miss. Would those in Holder’s department have turned their heads and said there was nothing to see here, just move along?  We think the outcome and the media coverage would have been different.

Clearly, a congressional investigation is in order, but that will have to wait until at least the next and hopefully different Congress is sworn in. Holder’s obligation is to provide equal justice under the law. Regarding his oath of office, he has failed miserably.  The Black Panthers in this case should have been judged by the content of their character and the nature of their actions, not excused because of the color of their skin.

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July 7, 2010

DOJ Lawyer Fighting Arizona Immigration Law Defended Gitmo Terrorists

On whose side are these people???

Via Doug Ross, when they’re not trying to give terrorists Constitutional rights, they’re siding with illegal aliens against the people of Arizona.  The Obama Administration is looking out for you!

The White House is so laser-focused on the environmental tragedy in the Gulf* that the Obama Justice Department today filed suit against Arizona. Its offense: daring to protect Arizonans from the tidal wave of illegal aliens washing in on a daily basis.  Helping to lead the charge against the citizens of the southwestern state is a man named Tony West.  West is notorious for his de facto membership in the “Gitmo-9″.  As an attorney in the San Francisco law firm of Morrison & Foerster, West reportedly represented terrorists with direct and/or indirect involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In fact, West joined the firm less than three months after 9/11, presumably to begin defending those who sought to kill American innocents.

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Give Me Your Votes: Obama Sues Arizona

Claiming “preeminent authority” to write the laws on immigration, the Justice Department filed suit to block Arizona from enacting its own.  “Setting immigration policy and enforcing immigration laws is a national responsibility,” said Attorney General Eric Holder. “Seeking to address the issue through a patchwork of state laws will only create more problems than it solves.”

The challenge, although not unexpected, appeared certain to reignite a searing national debate on immigration and send the midterm election season into fraught new territory.  “The American people must wonder whether the Obama administration is really committed to securing the border when it sues a state that is simply trying to protect its people by enforcing immigration law,” Republican Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl, both of Arizona, said in a joint statement criticizing the lawsuit.

About 20 Republican House members also protested the lawsuit in a letter to Holder, saying “it reveals contempt” for the majority of Americans who support the law.  The Obama administration is asking an Arizona federal court to toss out a new set of laws passed in the state legislature and signed by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, calling them unconstitutional.

“The United States Constitution forbids Arizona from supplanting the federal government’s immigration regime with its own state-specific immigration policy,” the lawsuit says. The Arizona law, set to go into effect July 29, requires officers to check the immigration status of those they detain for other offenses. The law also requires immigrants to carry documents proving they are in the country legally.

Other states had been eyeing similar laws, complaining the Obama administration has come up short on enforcement.  President Obama has said the law has the potential to be discriminatory — and has called for an overhaul of immigration policy, including more border security and a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants living here illegally.

The move coincides with Obama’s dip in the polls among Hispanic voters — a key Democratic voting bloc the party will need in November. A new USA Today/Gallup poll found Americans split over whether the federal government should prioritize halting the flow of illegal immigrants into the country or dealing with those already here.

A defiant Brewer said her state’s laws were aimed to complement and not supplant federal immigration policy, which she has called insufficient to the problem.  “Arizona is under attack in federal court from President Obama and his Department of Justice,” Brewer said in a statement. “Today’s filing is nothing more than a massive waste of taxpayer funds. These funds could be better used against the violent Mexican cartels than the people of Arizona.”

Libs ferociously defend the Federal government’s authority over immigration law if Arizona attempts to enforce those Federal laws, but are considerably less constitutionally-minded when so-called sanctuary cities defy Federal immigration law.  No Federal lawsuits from the Democrats in Washington will be forthcoming in cases like that.  Funny how that works.

Most Americans are in favor of Arizona’s law, even though it’s wildly unpopular among hispanics.  Obama has done the numbers, and he is willing to defy the majority of Americans because he calculates that the depth of their feelings on illegal immigration is shallow and they’ll have moved on come November.  Meanwhile, this issue is priority number one in the Latino community and emotions are running high.  He is losing their support as we speak, and they won’t forgive him if he doesn’t do something about it right now.  Win or lose, this lawsuit shores up their flagging numbers.  That’s Obama’s short game.

Getting tens of millions of illegal aliens naturalized with “comprehensive immigration reform” is his long game.  Adding them to the voting rolls guarantees the continued dominance of the Liberal project for generations to come, and guaranteed Democrat constituencies as far into the future as the human eye can see.

What’s Great About America – Its generosity

When you love something, you find the good in it, and vice versa when you don’t.  That’s true of people, and it’s true of countries.  Thus more from John Stossel’s Fox News special, What’s Great About America.

Anti-Americanism never sleeps…

…not even on the Fourth of July.  Fresh off a Gallup poll showing that Libs are half as likely as Cons to be patriotic, I give you this:

By Noel Sheppard – newsbusters

Imagine being an American that hates the Fourth of July.  Seems impossible, right?  Apparently not for the editor of the uber-liberal magazine The Progressive proudly wrote Saturday, “It’s July 4th, my least favorite holiday…You see, I don’t believe in patriotism.”  As amazing as it might seem, the 27-year-old Matthew Rothschild was just getting warmed up (h/t Weasel Zippers):

You can call me unpatriotic if you’d like, but really I’m anti-patriotic.  I’ve been studying fascism lately, and there is one inescapable fact about it:  Nationalism is the egg that hatches fascism.  And patriotism is but the father of nationalism.

Patriotism is not something to play with. It’s highly toxic. When ingested, it corrodes the rational faculties. [...]  Plus, it’s a war toy, wheeled out whenever a leader needs to improve his ratings by attacking some other country-often after invoking God’s name, too. [...]

But as for me, between God, country, and apple pie, I’ll take the apple pie.

Actually, Matt, why don’t you take that apple pie to a country you can be proud to call your home, for if you so hate America that you can’t enjoy the day of her birth, why stay?  Makes you wonder how many of The Progressive’s readers share Rothschild’s views – and how many liberals do as well.

More importantly, how many so-called journalists at major news outlets feel the same way?  Of course, as NewsBusters Jeff Poor noted Sunday, this is the same magazine that reprinted Howard Zinn’s anti-American rant “Put Away the Flags” in its July issue.  I guess to liberals like these, nothing says Happy Independence Day like rotten tomatoes thrown at the birth of the greatest nation on the planet.  It explains a lot, doesn’t it?

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So there you have it folks.  To this “nuanced” Lefty, there’s no discernible difference between a patriotic American and a patriotic Nazi.  The object of their patriotism is entirely irrelevant because patriotism itself is what’s the problem.  Much like saying a devout christian is the moral equivalent of a devout Satanist, or a devout pacifist is the moral equivalent of a devout warmonger, isn’t it?  Nuance!

June 21, 2010

CCHQ Good Guy – ELTON JOHN

Besides being one of the greatest artists of his generation, what’s not to like about Elton John?

Elton John’s “Very Happy With Civil Unions”

“I don’t want to be married. I’m very happy with a civil partnership. If gay people want to get married, or get together, they should have a civil partnership. The word “marriage,” I think, puts a lot of people off. You get the same equal rights that we do when we have a civil partnership. Heterosexual people get married. We can have civil partnerships.” ~ Elton John

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Elton John Slams Boycotting Artists at Israel Concert

Another week, another provocative concert by Elton John. Fresh off a gig as Rush Limbaugh’s wedding singer, the British icon performed Thursday in Tel Aviv, despite pressure from pro-Palestinian activists and fellow artists to boycott Israel following the flotilla debacle off the coast of Gaza.

“Shalom, we are so happy to be back here! Ain’t nothing gonna stop us from coming, baby,” John said with a fist in the air.  The piano man then took a swipe at those artists, including Elvis Costello, Santana, the Pixies and Devendra Banhart, who have bailed on concerts in recent weeks.

As for the concert, the Jerusalem Post said John “turned into a human jukebox for two-and-a-half hours,” mixing old and new favorites spanning his four decade career. Songs played included ‘Levon,’ Rocket Man’ and more obscure hits like ‘Mona Lisa and Mad Hatters’ and ‘Captain Fantastic.’

An estimated 50,000 fans crammed into Ramat Gan stadium in Tel Aviv.

“It betrays either ignorance or self-interest or both, and jeopardizes his admirable record on gay rights,” Aaron Hicklin, Editor-in-Chief of Out, told PopEater at the time.

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Elton John is the wedding singer for Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh got married on Saturday night to Kathryn Rogers in Palm Beach, Fla., complete with 400 guests, no media, a high-flying shout-out from the folks at Gawker and music by Elton John.  Among the folks trading the worlds of politics and political commentary for the Ponce de Leon ballroom at the Breakers hotel: Karl Rove, Sean Hannity, Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson, James Carville and Mary Matalin.

Elton has been slammed by some over saying yes to Rush’s offer — the civil-partnered gay man who reportedly kept the hotel staff hopping is said to have hauled in a million bucks for his night’s work at Limbaugh’s fourth such celebration of nuptials. But before you clutch your pearls in shock …

… over the whole affair, recall that John recently played in Morocco. He’s also shared a stage with and is a friend of Eminem, a rapper not exactly campaigning loudly for gay rights. Perhaps conservative and liberal streams can indeed cross without creating a rip in the space-time continuum — though further complicating the issue is the fact that the bride is a descendant of President John Adams, who was neither a Democrat nor a Republican, but a Federalist (not that that party helped one-term Adams much, what with Vice President Thomas Jefferson nipping at his heels and all).

According to Zev Chafets, author of a new book about the radio host, Limbaugh “regards homosexuality as, most probably, biologically determined, and while he opposes gay marriage as culturally subversive, he has no problem with gay civil unions — which is the stance of President Obama and Hillary Clinton.  He drinks adult beverages, smokes cigars, and is not exactly a shining example of family values.”

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April 28, 2010

Chomsky Warns of Rise of the Far Right in the U.S.

NAZIS.

Everywhere you look there are Nazis.

But never fear, Noam is here.

The wave of disillusionment with the government and its rulers causes concern among some politicians who do not know what impact this might have on the elections of next November. But for others the issue is more alarming.

“It’s very similar to Weimar Germany, the parallels are striking.” Here, too, there is a tremendous disappointment with the parliamentary system, pointed Chomsky interviewing on Truthdig.

“The United States is very lucky that no honest and charismatic figure has appeared, and if this were to happen this country would be in real trouble for the frustration, disillusionment and the justified anger combined with the absence of a coherent response,” he concludes.

In Germany, he recalls, an enemy was created to explain the crisis which was the Jew.  “Here they are the illegal immigrants and blacks. We will say that white men are a persecuted minority. We will say that we must uphold and defend the honor of the nation.  Military force will be exalted. There will be blows. This could be converted into an undeniable force. And if it takes place, it will be more dangerous than Nazi Germany. The United States is a world power … I do not believe that this is far from happening,” he says.

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Groan.

When the Left isn’t too busy cowering in fear of Islam, they’re calling you racists and Nazis.

You know what?  Maybe he’s onto something.  I mean, if you’re guilty no matter what of being a Nazi, you might as well reap some of the benefits, don’t you think?   With every single conservative household in America armed to the teeth, and the U.S. military basically on our side, it’s not like we couldn’t impose our theocracy overnight!  Overnight.  Think about it, you could have absolute power to do such Nazi things as observe National Day of Prayer, control your borders, wish people merry Christmas, etc.  Yeah, I know it’s not quite marching Liberals off to the gas chambers, but it’s a start!

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