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May 31, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Republicans Need to Excommunicate RINOs

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I have posted before that if we’re serious about turning the Republican Party around we need to get more elite. Our brand has to be like the Navy Seals or limited edition Precious Moments figurines. By cutting the number of Republicans way down, we can create a demand for us that will only serve us well in future elections. Obviously, Republicans in name only (RINOs) like Colin Powell, Olympia Snow, and the McCains need to hit the road, but who are the other threats to our party from within.

7. Rick Perry – When he ran for governor, he promised to secure the Texas / mexico border. As soon as he was elected, he totally reneged on the promise.
He also got a new business tax approved that was supposed to relieve residential property tax payers of their crushing taxes. Not only are business paying taxes they didn’t have to pay prior to 2008, homeowners are paying more property tax.

6. Pete Sessions – As head of the RNCC was complicit in allowingrampant RINOism to spread.

5. Lindsay Graham – His last opponent in the South Carolina Republican primary had a campaign slogan that “Lindsay Graham is too liberal for South Carolina.” I think he went even further over the top when he had a disgustingly kiss kis press conference showing his support for Obama.

4. Mitch McConnell – Was in favor of a stimulus package and big government spending

3. Nancy Reagan – She’s pro-stem cell research, she was a big McCain supporter in the primary over legitimate conservatives, and she has become an embarrassment to her husband’s legacy.

2. Newt Gingrich – He’s been making the round on liberal networks to attack Rush and Dick Cheney for their strident defense of America.

1. Dick Cheney – Though it pains me to admit it, Cheney is a big government liberal at heart. That can’t be changed by simply waterboarding a few terrorists.

Simply, by getting rid of these 7 pseudo Republicans, our party will become stronger. Let’s not waste time showing them them the door.

Bilandic Elementary School Memorial Day Celebration Lacks Focus

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Tom Rathbun seemed staid in the role of Abraham Lincoln and suffered from poor costuming during his uninspiring reading of the Gettysburg Address

This week, I was forced to sit through yet another pathetic display of misplaced values at my daughter Emily’s school.   She’s a 6th grader, but frankly I cannot wait until she can finally drop out of that place once and for all.  This week, was the Memorial Day Celebration for parents.   Sadly, there was hardly any celebrating.   My daughter was one of a collection of 6th graders who sang Dire Straits’ “Brothers in Arms”.   Later, she played the caretaker of an old veteran returning to Normandy.   This thing was 2 hours of non-stop scenes, vignettes, and songs decrying the inhumanity of war.

What made this totally inexcusable is after my daughter told me of her rehearsals a month ago, I sent her teacher a 15 page script for what would have been an unbelievably kick ass production. You can’t tell me that Emily’s entire class covering Sgt. Barry Sadler’s Ballad of the Green Berets wouldn’t have been far more moving or that they couldn’t have found one 8th grade boy capable of delivering George C. Scott’s classic no retreat, no surrender speech from Patton. If our students do not know of the glory of war, how will they ever be ready for the battles that they will have to fight in the future. My daughter’s Memorial Day presentation seemed to be all about death and dying.

Now, the teacher didn’t tell me that my show ideas were bad, but she refused to try to implement them saying that there wasn’t enough time this year. Unfortunately, the principal and Local School Council backed her up, but I am very hopeful for next year that we can get this in. Ever since the school’s 80% Mexican version of My Fair Lady, I’ve found their performing arts way below the quality expected from one of the supposedly better schools in Chicago. The problem is all these other parents are just thrilled to see their child on stage in a costume that they refuse to be impartial critics. They actually gave a standing ovation at the end. I felt like I was the nut for sitting respectfully with my hands in my lap.

Death is an unfortunate side effect of war, but without the sacrifices made by previous generations we would never have freed the slaves, stopped Hitler, or helped the Iranians peacefully exert influence in Iraq. Dying gloriously in battle is not the worst thing that could happen to a man and I like to think that if I had been born at a different time or of a different socio-economic group I would not have hesitated to put my life on the line for my heterosexual brothers.  I give the Bilandic Elementary School Memorial Day Celebration 2009 a rating of 2-stars.   There are many better ways to spend an afternoon and this is really only worth seeing if you have a child in the cast.

Obama Negligence in North Korea

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I read a great little article today on Rightwingnews.com  asking President Obama when the change is coming to North Korea.   It was like I had written the article myself.   Following 8 years of the Bush administration’s very successful handling of the North Korean situation, Obama’s negligence has just about started a global catastrophe.  As the article pointed out, what made George Bush so effective was that people all over the world feared him.   Obama’s response was to hit North Korea with a bunch of empty words.

There is only one answer to our present situation.   Obama must allow Israel to bomb North Korea and put an end to their nuclear program once and for all.  We must supply Israel with the bunker busters needed to penetrate any North Korean defenses.  I can understand that with our two current wars, the United States is afraid to take on a third, but Israel is just itching to bomb something.   Furthermore, Israel and South Korea are natural allies as shown during the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles when Korean and Jewish merchants  frequently helped each other defend their businesses in the inner city.

It is a shame that it took Obama so little time to mess up the Bush administration’s skillful handling of the North Korean nuclear crisis, but we can’t undo what has been done.  Only by turning to our friend Israel can we hope to stop the North Koreans from further agression.

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May 28, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Sotomayor is Latest Example of reverse racism

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mlk2When Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich called Sonia Sotomayor a reverse racist today, a bunch of lefties got their panties all in a bunch.   They had never known there was such a thing.   Racism is an irrational prejudice or dislike of another person because of their race.   For example, black people are lazy therefore I won’t hire you or Mexican people are all illegal immigrants so I don’t like you.   Racism of this type has been eradicated from this country I am happy to say.   Now some minorities will deny this because they are trying to get special privileges for being a minority.

Reverse racism is an irrational prejudice or dislike of another race for equally silly reasons like your ancestors owned my ancestors or your race wiped my people off the face of the map or you pay your white self storage employees more than the rest of us. I am sorry to say that reverse racism is thriving in today’s society. You can look at the career of Donovan McNabb or Lebron James who were elevated to superstar status simply because their respective sport wanted an African-American star. Why is it that white men supposedly have no rhythm? It is because reverse racist record producers insist on using African beats.

Now, Rush Limbaugh calls Obama the greatest reverse racist around, “Obama is the greatest living example of a reverse racist, and now he’s appointed one — you getting this, AP?” and he may well be. I say this not because he is especially vitriolic, but because he is from a mixed race family and at the same time he looks down on blacks for not being as white as him, he also looks down on whites for not being as black as him. What’s worse he won the election because whites saw him as one of their own and so did blacks. If you take off the white votes he got for being white and his black votes for being black and discount the Mexicans who are still made at the Republicans for immigration policy, McCain wins in a landslide.

I’m afraid as Limbaugh points out, “And the libs of course say that minorities cannot be racists because they don’t have the power to implement their racism. Well, those days are gone because reverse racists certainly do have the power to implement their power.” Sadly, that isn’t true anymore. Blacks are making over 70% what whites make now, if Sotomayor gets picked for the Supreme Court women will control 16.6% of the votes on the highest court in the land, and salsa outsells good old American ketchup in this country even when you add its sales to the sales for catsup. Welcome to a brave new world. I don’t think I care for it much.

I leave you with the words of that old white spiritual that eased the burdens of so many of our ancestors as they took the long drive to their office from the suburbs:

“There’s a summer place
Where it may rain or storm
Yet I’m safe and warm
For within that summer place
Your arms reach out to me
And my heart is free from all care

For it knows
There are no gloomy skies
When seen through the eyes
Of those who are blessed with love

And the sweet secret of
A summer place
Is that it’s anywhere
Where two people share
All their hopes
All their dreams
All their love”
Theme from a Summer Place, The Lettermen, 1965

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May 27, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Judge Sotomayor is Dangerously Unqualified

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When you look at the qualifications necessary to be a successful Supreme Court Justice, it is clear that Judge Sonia Sotomayor has none of these traits.   Her appointment is yet another disastrous move by President Obama when our country can least afford it.   Let’s take a look at  her legal career so far:

1. Judicial Temperament: No less an authority than Karl Rove called Sotomayor “a bully” and “domineering” today on Fox News.  As a diabetic she may be prone to bouts of drowsiness or hyperactivity.   Worst of all is her IQ.   Rush Limbaugh pointed out that unlike himself, she’s no intellectual heavyweight.

2. Radical Activism: Recently Yakin v. Tyler Hill Corporation, Inc.  was heard by the 2nd Circuit Court of appeals where Sotomayor is a judge.  In their ruling they said, “To the extent that a forum selection clause binds diverse parties by its express terms to a specific jurisdiction that is not federal, it waives a statutory right to remove…However, where, as here, the clause merely contains obligatory venue language, it conveys nothing about the parties’ intent as to jurisdiction.”

Is this the kind of sloppy work we can expect from her on the Supreme Court?  Forum selection clauses are a keystone of contract law in this country.   While they affirmed the lower courts decision, they did so without any attention paid to the reasoning behind the ruling.  I hope conservative groups nail her on this one.

3. Conflict of Interest: She may have to hear cases on immigration law.  As a Hispanic, she has a definite conflict of interest.

4. Other more deserving candidates: Like Judge Sotomayor, Judge Greg Mathis also brought himself up from poverty. He was the youngest Judge in the State of Michigan.   They even wrote a musical about his life called “Inner City Miracle.” He is a no nonsense Judge who can solve several difficult cases in a half hour.   Frankly, the court can use his speed.

We need to make sure that Judge Sotomayor is not placed on the Supreme Court by Obama and the liberals in congress.   Let your congress people know that Judge Mathis is your choice.

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May 26, 2009 at 9:16 pm

My Newest Screenplay – President Lightning

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PresidentlightningIt was good to have today off because it gave me a chance to get working on my newest novel.  It s a piece of historical fiction, which you can believe I have copyrighted.  I like it because it shows an American overcoming long odds, there’s international espionage, war, and sports–kind of like Victory.  In 1935, the Nazis worried about being embarrassed at the Berlin Olympics the next year kidnap Jesse Owens.   It looks like they will be unstoppable in track and field until a crippled President and a discredited ex-President from the other party team up to take it to Hitler.   He was born to lead, but he was taught to run.   They call him President Lightning.   Here’s an excerpt.

[INT – THE OVAL OFFICE]

FDR is in his power blue track suit sitting behind his desk in the Oval Office.   He is smoking a cigarette and he looks sullen.   Herbert Hoover is standing in front of the desk in a brown suit.  He holds a clipboard and a stop watch.   Beads of perspiration run down Roosevelt’s forehead and sweat stains mar the otherwise pristine look of Roosevelt’s track suit.  There is an uncomfortably long pause as Hoover looks like he is about to say something, but thinks better of it.

FDR: [Flicking a cigarette ash] This is insane Herbert. I’m barely out of my wheelchair.  I can’t win a race.  Somebody else will have to run.

HOOVER: Dammit Franklin! Why can’t you pick yourself up by your own boot straps.   That’s what Theodore would have done.

FDR: Damn you Hoover! I’m not him.   The other Roosevelt had two good legs.  All I’ve got is a big social program which has prolonged the Great Depression and a very unattractive wife who is even more liberal than I am.

HOOVER: If you think that’s all you’ve got Franklin, then you’ve lost already.

FDR: What do you know about it anyway?  You’re not even a real track coach.

HOOVER: [Snatches the cigarette out of FDR’s mouth] Spit that thing out.   Those Germans are fast and I’m not training you so I can look foolish!  Look, I may not be a real track coach, but I am a real American and what I know is that an American is never licked as long is he’s got a breath in his body and a fight in his heart.   You think you’ve got it tough Mr. President, well I’ve got news for you.   Thanks to all your big government spending a whole lot of people have it tougher than you do.   If I hadn’t organized all those Hoover-villes they wouldn’t have anywhere to go.   You think you’ve got it tough?  Try raising a family of 8 when you’re factory just closed down.

FDR: [Angrily] I’m trying to everything I can.

HOOVER: Trying isn’t good enough Mister President.   What are you going to do?

FDR: I don’t know

HOOVER: I said what are you going to do?

FDR [Getting out of wheel chair] I’m going to run Hitler’s socks off.

WHITE HOUSE MAID: [She is a rather rotund black woman who has been secretly listenning in on the two men’s conversation] Lordy Mister President, I had hoped you’d say that.   I don’t like that Mister Hitler none anyway.   You go run circles around them Nazis.   Jesse Owens was running for my people Mister President, the way I figure it you’re running for all of us too now.

FDR: I intend to Dorothy.   Now why don’t you fix me some of them biscuits you make.   All this training’s going to make me mighty hungry

[Here we have a training montage as FDR goes from being unsteady on his feet to being a world class athelete thanks to his hard work.   Show Hoover looking displeased at first, but gradually lightening up as FDR improves.   This montage not only shows FDR’s ability improving, but a bond developing between the two men.   This montage is an excellent spot for an uplifting rock song.]

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May 25, 2009 at 2:17 pm