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Honor Restored in Washington

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A crowd estimated at approximately 5,000,000 including yours truly made their way to our nation’s capital for a rally hosted by Glenn Beck and designed to restore our country’s honor.  It was a heady mix of patriotism and religion and I got chills when one of the speakers spoke on how Catholics, Christians, and Jews were all gathered there in Christ’s name.

I first knew something was up when I was at the Denny’s on Benning Road.  With all the people coming to Washington, the line was out the door and they ran out of food before people like myself could get in.  It was no big deal though.   The crowd had such a positive vibe as we moved on elsewhere.  I made my way to the Bob Evans in Woodbridge and despite its long distance from the rally, it too was packed, but my daughter Emily and I got in and got seats.  Word soon spread through the crowd to avoid the Denver Omelet because it wasn’t agreeing with people so we just had poached eggs and cereal.

The rally was truly amazing.   There was a veritable rainbow.  I saw people of all colors–white, off white, egg shell, pearl, and orange.   We made are way to the lawn and despite five million people being there, I didn’t find it too crowded and we were able to get to good seats.  Soon we were called to prayer and the speaker reminded us just how wonderful it was to see “Christians, Catholics, and Jews all gathered in Christ’s name.”

I felt very badly for the couple who were in front of us, they had a “Restore Onor and Stop Fashism” sign, but were told that signs were a no-no.  I heard the event called Whitestock, but what it really felt like to me was a sort of Sturgis for mobility scooters.   The irony of the event wasn’t lost on me.  I saw so many people protesting for their second amendment rights and Martin Luther King who spoke on the very same day at the very same location in 1963 was silenced by an assassin’s bullet.  If King had been armed, would things have gone down differently?

A big Indian chief came up to speak and I was kind of worried that he was going to guilt us about broken treaties, but he was just talking about the importance of keeping your word in a general sense.   When Sarah Palin spoke though it was truly magic.  She performed a montage of lines from other classic speeches with a few Springsteen lyrics thrown in for good measure before honoring several war heroes.  She reminded us all of Martin Luther King’s “still spine”   against communist aggression in South East Asia. I was very proud of the warriors, but very disappointed to see no minorities in with the group.  I like to think they love this country too.

A sense of dread fell over the crowd as we heard that a couple from Idaho had gotten on the subway’s Yellow Line and encountered minorities.   We felt terrible for them, but eventually they took a cab and got to the rally.  They received a heroes welcome when they were introduced.

A very stirring moment was when Martin Luther King’s niece Alveda King spoke.  It gave me goose bumps.   Emily said it reminded her of when I took her to see Frank Sinatra Jr.  sing his father’s song book.  Beck later told us that some people who appeared really put themselves at risk.  I know a few of the speakers only appeared with the agreement that the rally’s message wouldn’t be political or coherent.

Finally, the man we were all waiting for spoke.  Glenn Beck warned us about the hate that was spreading over this country.  I wish he would have told us where it was coming from so we could be sure to fight it.   He also told us that we must insist that our churches stand up for things that are true, like Jesus appearing to the Native Americans after his death.  All in all, it was  a beautiful thing.  The only awkward moment was when speaker Albert Pujols was reported to immigration authorities, but was able to prove he was here legally.

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August 29, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Please Come to DC

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Well, my apologies for being so slow to post, but I usually use Firefox and Word Press has not been working with Firefox lately.  I just tried Internet Explorer as a lark.  I really don’t like it at all, but it’ll work for posting.  Tomorrow, Glenn Beck will be trying to take back the Civil Rights movemement for the people who started it–The Mormons.    I was actually inspired to write a song about the rally in DC which I will be attending.  The song is based on the song Chicago by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.  If a karaoke version of the song was available, I would have even recorded it for you.

Please Come to DC

So your brother’s bound and gagged

And they’ve made him get health care

Won’t you please come to DC just like King

In a land that’s known as Freedom

How can such a thing be fair

Won’t you please follow Glenn Beck for the help that he can bring

You should buy more gold

The world may just explode

Goldline – Is our Sponsor

Politicians sit yourselves down

There’s a microphone for you here

Won’t you please come to DC for a ride

Don’t take the green or yellow line

‘Cause you’ll find black people there

Won’t you please come to DC so your grandma doesn’t die

 {Refrain}

You should buy more gold

The world may just explode

Get buying – if you believe in justice

Get buying – and if you believe in freedom

Get buying – let a man live his own life

Get buying – rules and regulations

Who needs them, open up the door

 Wealthy people must be free

I hope the day comes soon

Won’t you please come to DC, show your face

From the bottom of the ocean

To the mountains of the moon

Won’t you please come to DC, and meet others of your race

 {Refrain}

 We can buy more gold (4x)

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August 27, 2010 at 8:07 pm

New Jack Kimble Campaign Commercial

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August 24, 2010 at 12:44 pm

The Hot Men of the GOP

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First, I feel the need to address this first— I am not gay.  However, a couple of days ago some conservatives created a video that showed how much hotter GOP women were then their Democrat counterparts.  I thought this was awesome, but they got accused of my sogony, which I guess is a form of sexism. Anyway, wanting to sex the record straight, here is a video for the ladies out there showing that GOP men are equally hot.

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August 19, 2010 at 5:34 pm

The Ground Zero Mosque

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New York Dolls is just one of the businesses being asked to allow a Mosque as their neighbor

First off, I want to go on record as saying that not every Muslim is a terrorist.  Half the Muslims in this country are peaceful, patriotic, and love this country as much as anybody else.   The problem we have is with the other half.    I remember when I was a child growing up in the civil rights movement when there were marches and the spectre of integration, my dad would frequently tell me, “I have no problem with most black people.  It’s just these uppity ones who aren’t happy with their own neighborhoods, they want to move into mine.”   He really did love black people, but he wanted them to be sensitive to the effect that moving into a white neighborhood would have on property values and the neighborhood itself.   He wouldn’t deny their right to move into our neighborhood, he just wanted them to be sensitive to our needs and be good neighbors by not moving into our neighborhood.   It seems nowadays we are asking Muslims to do the same thing.

The events of 9/11 were horrific and remain forever on our national conscience.   Putting a mosque of all things within 2 blocks of this site would be like building a federal cemetery on Robert E. Lee’s farm.   Can you imagine how the South would react if we did that or put federal buildings along General Sherman’s path of destruction.   Even as we triumphed over the Indians to claim America as our birthright, we would never build a tribute to our greatest Presidents on sacred Indian burial ground.   Can’t the Muslims show the same restraint?  Frankly, I’m still waiting for them to apologize to me for 9/11.

Now, defenders of so called freedom of religion point to the first amendment of the Constitution as proof that the Muslims have a right to build a community center on their own private property, but that’s not what the founding fathers wanted.  You write a Constitution to protect your rights–not to protect the rights of people you don’t agree with.  Our founding fathers to promise people freedom to choose their own faith, but they meant popular religions.   Do you want to be a Baptist or a Southern Baptist?  Take your pick.

New Yorkers don’t seem to be bothered by this potential terrorist training camp in their midst.  Fortunately, the rest of the country has come forward to demand that peaceful Muslims refudiate this Mosque.  Even Democrat Harry Reid weighed in against building the Mosque in this location.  Nobody in this country knows more about where new construction is tasteful than Las Vegas’ own Senator.   I have to wonder how

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August 16, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Rand Paul and John Belushi – A Double Standard

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Rand Paul has recently come under fire after an article from GQ magazine.   The article claimed that Paul and another student abducted her:

According to this woman, who requested anonymity because of her current job as a clinical psychologist, “He and Randy came to my house, they knocked on my door, and then they blindfolded me, tied me up, and put me in their car. They took me to their apartment and tried to force me to take bong hits. They’d been smoking pot.” After the woman refused to smoke with them, Paul and his friend put her back in their car and drove to the countryside outside of Waco, where they stopped near a creek. “They told me their god was ‘Aqua Buddha’ and that I needed to bow down and worship him,” the woman recalls. “They blindfolded me and made me bow down to ‘Aqua Buddha’ in the creek. I had to say, ‘I worship you Aqua Buddha, I worship you.’ At Baylor, there were people actively going around trying to save you and we had to go to chapel, so worshiping idols was a big no-no.”

Now, I must admit that this action didn’t particularly shock me.  I think abducting people is perfectly natural and if it wasn’t, God would not have given us abductor muscles.  Kidnapping, endangerment, and drug use are things that happen on every college campus across America on a regular basis.  However, I see a very serious double standard. In fact, I see this as a plus because if the US is ever going to kidnap al-Qaeda leaders and bring them to justice, it’s nice to have experience in the legislative branch telling us what will and won’t work.

At the end of the movie Animal House, the Bluto character played by John Belushi showed up at the Faber Homecoming Parade and dressed like a pirate he proceeded to abduct a blonde coed to laughter and cheers from the audience.  In fact, after showing this picture a caption came on screen to say that Bluto was later married to this woman and elected Senator.  Bluto was a hero.

Compare the reaction to what Bluto did to the scathing attacks that it has brought on Rand Paul.   Is the problem that Belushi and his friends were anti-establishment anti-military radicals, while Rand is a true blooded conservative?  Whatever the reason, there is clearly a double standard here.

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August 10, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Jack Kimble Cracks the Liberal Media

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[I mentioned before that I had joined the Jack Kimble campaign team.  Well, I’m pleased to announce that my hard work has paid off.  On Monday, Huffington Post’s lead story mentioned the good congressman.  Of course, I helped Mr. Kimble with his response.]

Jon Kyl Backs Republican 14th-Amendment Repeal Effort To Deny Citizenship To Immigrants’ Children

First Posted: 08- 2-10 09:49 AM   |   Updated: 08- 2-10 12:33 PM

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On Sunday, Sen. John Kyl (R-Ariz.) became the highest-ranking Republican to call for the repeal of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Appearing on CBS’ Face the Nation, Kyl said that he opposes allowing children of undocumented immigrants to be granted U.S. citizenship and wants Congress to hold hearings on the matter.
In doing so, the Senate’s no. 2 Republican didn’t place himself on the extreme wing of his party’s stance on immigration policy. Rather, he joined what is a growing movement that could very well shape the official policy planks of the GOP.
There are already a number of Republican officials who have preceded Kyl in calling for a reworking of the country’s citizenship laws. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has proposed the piece of legislation that would repeal the 14th Amendment; he is joined on the House side by Rep. Jack Kimble (R-Calif.).
An aide to Graham said that there had been no formal dates set for hearings or the bill’s introduction. “Senator Graham threw this out there on Fox News and it is something that he has been talking about in South Carolina as well,” the aide said. But there was growing talk and legislative activity around the concept.
In the House, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) has introduced the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009, which would attempt to deny children of illegal immigrants U.S. citizenship through statute rather than a constitutional amendment (thereby lowering the vote threshold). He has 93 co-sponsors for that effort including Rep. Nathan Deal, the Georgia Republican who is in a runoff to be the party’s candidate for governor.
Senate candidate Rand Paul (R-Ky.) caused a stir shortly after winning his primary by saying he supported stripping citizenship from children of the undocumented. Former congressman and potential Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo — one of the staunchest anti-illegal immigration voices in national politics — has made repeal of the 14th Amendment a major cause.
There are many obscure Republican candidates who have made the same proposal, including Kevin Craig in Missouri and Gary McLeod (an obscure Christian conservative who is challenging — without much hope — Majority Whip James Clyburn).
But what may be most telling about the 14th amendment repeal campaign — the element that suggests it could be a major philosophical force within the Republican Party — are its roots. Well before it became en vogue for Republicans to advocate fundamental change in citizenship laws, the idea was being bandied about among the intellectual bastions of the conservative movement. The Heritage Foundation produced a report on the matter in 2006. And Fred Thompson — back when he was igniting a whisper campaign that he was the one Republican with the intellectual heft to run for president — was talking about repealing the 14th amendment back in 2007.
“I think that law was created at another time and place for valid reasons,” said the former U.S. senator from Tennessee. “It probably needs to be revisited.”

[Congressman Kimble’s response]
“Thank you for your coverage of this important issue. In California’s 54th District, we have a serious problem with immigration. On my father’s farm alone I know of at least 8 families of illegals. This is something that must be addressed for the good of our nation.

I applaud Senators Kyl and Graham for championing this battle in the Senate and my colleague Lamar Smith for proposing the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009 in The House. Passing it will be one of my top priorities when we return from recess.

Unfortunately, repealing the 14th Amendment will take a very long time. If anybody remembers the battle for that silly ERA Amendment in the 1970s, you know I’m not exaggerating when I say this may take a decade to fix. That is why we must immediately close off our borders to any sexually active women of child bearing age. President Obama, if you are serious about stopping the problem of anchor babies than every sexually active woman is a ticking time bomb.

Repealing a Constitutional Amendment is no small task. It is a solemn task that our country has only undertaken once in its long history. However, the 14th Amendment is an antiquated reminder of the last half of the 19th Century–a time when there was very little immigration in this country to worry about. It is time for us to move forward.

Congressman Jack Kimble
54’th District California”

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August 3, 2010 at 10:30 pm