Saturday, August 31, 2013

Oh, Obama.......stick to the teleprompter, PLEASE?

Well, you've got to laugh, I guess.  And they said Bush could be inarticulate?  man.


Friday, August 30, 2013

Dismantling America: A Progressive Tradition

—Mustang Sends

Like many Americans of his era, Dr. William A. Wirt was born and raised on a farm. The self-sufficiency of farm life had a profound impact on his attitudes about every aspect of American society, including politics, helping to form his attitudes about education, as well. He graduated from college with a Master of Arts in Political Science and began teaching in Redkey, Indiana. By 1899, Wirt became Superintendent of Schools in Bluffton, Indiana.

Not surprisingly, Wirt partially based his philosophy about education on a set of values he derived from a rural background. He viewed the self-sufficient family farm as containing all of the characteristics necessary for student development, particularly in vocational training, physical activity, and character development. Wirt was concerned that the rapid pace of urbanization in the early 1900s threatened American society because cities and rapidly growing towns lacked such values as family unity, work, and productivity. He believed that educational programs could help to maintain American traditional values, while ennobling common productivity, to produce quality citizens.

Wirt became the superintendent of schools in Gary, Indiana in 1907. At this post, he began to implement his ideas about educational values. He devised teacher-hiring protocols; he designed buildings to enhance learning, and he established an extended school day that included a work-study-play system. His programs were so successful that in 1914, New York City hired Wirt as a part-time educational consultant. Increasingly, however, New York parents and labor leaders objected to Wirt’s educational programs: they wanted children out of school and working in factories and mines.

In 1927, William Wirt married Mildred Harter, a general supervisor of speech in the Gary School System. During her career, Mildred Harter Wirt developed a philosophy of the role of auditorium training in the school curriculum and wrote several articles on auditorium theory. In addition, she taught summer courses in auditorium subjects at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. In 1948, Mrs. Wirt earned a Ph.D. in education from Jefferson College in Jefferson, Texas, with a thesis entitled, "Educational Philosophy of the Gary Public Schools."

While the 1920s saw the growth and expansion of Wirt’s influence and organization plan in Gary, the 1930s brought economic collapse and controversy. The Depression Era resulted in smaller budgets, program cuts, reductions in teacher salaries, shortened school years, and cancellation of night and summer schools. Most of these programs returned by 1938, but teachers remained discontented over salaries and working hours; the Indiana State Teacher’s Association began doing its vile work and state Democrats stirred up the population by objecting to vocational training for black students.

The demise of William A. Wirt began in 1933 when he openly opposed the New Deal programs of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Wirt charged that the New Deal threatened American individualism by attempting to force government planning of the economy. He wrote pamphlets and articles and gave speeches about the economy, particularly regarding the manipulation of the dollar to solve the economic crisis. He accused the New Deal of being a program infiltrated by communists who were about the collapse of America’s free market system.

Wirt attended a Washington dinner party, during which a conversation ensued about overthrowing the government and establishing a new social order. All of the men making such statements worked in New Deal agencies, which included the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, and Civilian Conservation Corps. At issue was this question: what could they do to further delay economic recovery in order to speed up a communist revolution?

By this time, Wirt’s charges gained national attention. The Bulwinkle Committee of the U. S. House of Representatives called Wirt to testify in 1934. After offering testimony and a stern warning about Franklin Roosevelt’s Brain Trust, House Democrats denounced Wirt. They called him a reactionary —a right wing hack, as some today might say— and although the committee rejected his evidence out of hand, Wirt continued to speak and write about the dangers of Roosevelt’s New Deal.

The fundamental trouble with the Brain Trusters is that they start with a false assumption. They insist that the America of Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln must first be destroyed and then on the ruins they will reconstruct an America after their own pattern.” —William A. Wirt

How did the Democratic Party denounce Wirt? Why, they resorted to the same Marxist tactics they employ today: they shouted him down, refused him a platform, ridiculed him publicly, and refused to allow him to bring forth witnesses.

After denouncing William Wirt in the press, Roosevelt Brain Truster Donald Richberg quipped, “Cattle-fish squirt, nobody’s hurt, and that’s the end of old Dr. Wirt.” Franklin Roosevelt joined in. Having just returned from an extended vacation, a large delegation of Democrat politicians, cabinet secretaries, and three thousand adoring fans showed up to welcome home their hero-president. After the Marine Corps band played “Happy Days are Here Again,” Roosevelt chided legislators for, in his absence, having gone “from bad to Wirt.” Few in attendance even understood the president’s meaning.

Dr. Wirt died of a heart attack in 1938; his wife held the Roosevelt mob responsible, but this really does sound like something a grieving widow might say. After all, Dr. Wirt decided to pursue the Roosevelt machine. In this sense, we might argue that Dr. Wirt gave up his life for his country.

It turns out, however, that Dr. Wirt was not a right-wing hack at all—at least, not according to John J. O’Connor (D-NY), who later testified that Dr. Wirt was correct in his assertions. On 10 April 1940, O’Connor admitted to the press that he conspired with other Democrats to discredit Dr. Wirt before the Bulwinkle Committee. In his statement entitled “Confession is good for the soul,” he declared “…the committee met and discussed rules as to how to handle Dr. Wirt and to prevent the minority Republican members from converting the hearing into a real investigation of the truth of Wirt’s charges.”

So there you have it, readers … the true and now historical aim of the Democratic progressive movement: Marxism at any cost. Destroy anyone who gets in the way. Use whatever means is available to achieve the ends —to hell with the United States of America, and the principles upon which it was founded. Should anybody take the time to evaluate the United States today, it is hard to imagine how anyone can think that progressive ideas are working out to the advantage of the American people.

Moreover, in case no one has noticed, this progressive betrayal continues.

Yes, that's written by Mustang,and we should all thank him so much for it, and I am so troubled that, even back then, there were liberals planning the end of the American Dream.  Damn.


Thursday, August 29, 2013

HASAN WILL DIE. Or will he?

So, Hasan was sentenced to death yesterday.

 1.  He's been stripped of pay.  Should he give back the $300K he's earned since the killings?
2.  Do you think he'll ever die other than by natural causes?
3.  If so, how long will it take for him to be in the gas chamber?
4.  Will there be appeals?
5.  Will his being Muslim enter into this?
6.  Were you surprised he got the big verdict?

And, regarding those murdered in cold blood....should they get the Purple Heart?

WAS it a workplace killing or a terrorist attack?

Let's talk.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

WRONG NUMBER? How many times?

Isn't our government focusing on the wrong things?   What, of all the many subjects which really are so important, do you feel is REALLY being ignored or covered up with ridiculous stories like gay NBA players (who CARES if they're GAY?)?

What have we heard "wrong number" too many times about?   What's the ONE thing you wish our government could work on that would improve our country?  Or what story do you think has been covered up the most by smoke screen nonsense?


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Obama, Syria, and the RED LINE

So......what DO we do in Syria?   How have Obama's actions helped or hindered?  Think we need to go in?   SHOULD we?

You draw your RED LINE.


Monday, August 26, 2013

Should be a 'feel good story' of one man helping another, but.............maybe not?

THIS situation absolutely fascinated me.  A NYC engineer had passed a homeless guy every morning for a long time and finally offered him $100 OR a way out of homeless;  training in computer codes and a laptop!

He's had criticism because he called Leo, the homeless guy, "unjustly" homeless.   Not sure who'd criticize that.  It's sad to be homeless and, in America, should be unjust;  we shouldn't have homelessness; we should have everyone employed.   One critic, Alex Tsotsis,  writes that Pat McConlogue, the guy who's helping Leo, had "a profound cluelessness about poverty and the disenfranchised."    How is that?   Isn't it having a clue to train someone OUT of poverty and disenfranchisement?  Are you kidding me, Alex?
And, beyond that, Pat's been criticized for not giving Leo a roof over his head and food.  But Pat had offered him $100 for that and Leo turned it down.  Leo's no dope;  HE realized that training will go a lot farther than any $100 will!   Also, when asked about housing Leo said that he thought "housing was great for people who want to be put in housing, for people who want and need it."  He didn't think it unjust, he kind of liked living on the street, apparently.  (As an unassociated aside;  Leo's eager to hone his studies in environmentalism.  Think he'll actually consider the work of Bjorn Lomborg?  Probably not...but maybe he will, then he can be really enlightened and actually contribute to the environmental discussions, right?..weighing both sides of it?  I can dream.)

Please take the time to quickly read the linked article.........I'd like to hear what you think.  Is Pat McConlogue wrong for giving a guy a fishing pole instead of fish?  Have we come to the point in this country where there's any question about that?

BY THE WAY:  what bothers me is the Good Morning America article printed on the Yahoo homepage doesn't identify which is Leo and which is McConlogue in the caption below the picture I posted above..  Are we to assume Leo's the homeless black guy?  that stinks.


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday Faith Post

Psalm 37  New International Version (NIV)

Do not fret because of those who are evil
    or be envious of those who do wrong;
for like the grass they will soon wither,
    like green plants they will soon die away.
Trust in the Lord and do good;
    dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Take delight in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord;
    trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
    your vindication like the noonday sun.
Be still before the Lord
    and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
    when they carry out their wicked schemes.
 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
    do not fret—it leads only to evil.
For those who are evil will be destroyed,
    but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.
 10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
    though you look for them, they will not be found.
But the meek will inherit the land
    and enjoy peace and prosperity.
 12 The wicked plot against the righteous
    and gnash their teeth at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
    for he knows their day is coming.
 14 The wicked draw the sword
    and bend the bow
to bring down the poor and needy,
    to slay those whose ways are upright.
15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts,
    and their bows will be broken.
16 Better the little that the righteous have
    than the wealth of many wicked;
17 for the power of the wicked will be broken,
    but the Lord upholds the righteous.
18 The blameless spend their days under the Lord’s care,
    and their inheritance will endure forever.
19 In times of disaster they will not wither;
    in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
20 But the wicked will perish:
    Though the Lord’s enemies are like the flowers of the field,
    they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.
21 The wicked borrow and do not repay,
    but the righteous give generously;
22 those the Lord blesses will inherit the land,
    but those he curses will be destroyed.
23 The Lord makes firm the steps
    of the one who delights in him;
24 though he may stumble, he will not fall,
    for the Lord upholds him with his hand.
25 I was young and now I am old,
    yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
    or their children begging bread.
26 They are always generous and lend freely;
    their children will be a blessing.[b]
27 Turn from evil and do good;
    then you will dwell in the land forever.
28 For the Lord loves the just
    and will not forsake his faithful ones.
Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed[c];
    the offspring of the wicked will perish.
29 The righteous will inherit the land
    and dwell in it forever.
30 The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom,
    and their tongues speak what is just.
31 The law of their God is in their hearts;
    their feet do not slip.
32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous,
    intent on putting them to death;
33 but the Lord will not leave them in the power of the wicked
    or let them be condemned when brought to trial.
34 Hope in the Lord
    and keep his way.
He will exalt you to inherit the land;
    when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.
35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man
    flourishing like a luxuriant native tree,
36 but he soon passed away and was no more;
    though I looked for him, he could not be found.
37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright;
    a future awaits those who seek peace.[d]
38 But all sinners will be destroyed;
    there will be no future[e] for the wicked.
39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
    he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
40 The Lord helps them and delivers them;
    he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
    because they take refuge in him.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

What more can one say?

Is that touching, or WHAT?!


Friday, August 23, 2013

Bradley Manning wants the MAN out of his name?

I'm not sure, but it seems to me that if Bradley Manning now wants to be a woman, he couldn't be going to a better place, huh? :-)  (Sorry, that was my first thought when I heard his new name is Chelsea and he's going to an all-men!)  OKAY.  I'm sorry;  that's pretty rough of me.
(but true :-)

What cracks me up is US News & World Report:  "Convicted WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning, sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison for distributing classified documents for publication, says "the real me" is a woman.
"As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me," Manning, 25, said in a written statement broadcast Thursday on NBC's "Today" show. "I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female."
Manning was a low-level Army intelligence analyst when she provided the pro-transparency group WikiLeaks with hundreds of thousands of documents on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as State Department cables from embassies around the world."

"...when SHE provided the ......"   I guess it's already happening, huh?  :-) I guess all you have to do is say "the real me" is a woman and US News & World Report considers you (VOILA!) a WOMAN!  Hot DIGGITY dog!

Here is my question:  If Bradley does get help turning into a woman, which isn't cheap, we will be paying because he is in prison.  SO, what's to stop every other Bradley who feels like a Chelsea from suing the US Gov't for helping HIM/HER and not THEM?   I mean, why should the government pay for Bradley just because he's incarcerated?  He did something wrong, not right.  Will we be paying for every non-felon who wants to be a girl now?  And shouldn't we, if Chelsea gets her way?

Meanwhile, I'm thinking some fellas at Leavenworth will be REAL happy to see "her," huh?


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Barack and Malik Obama...a real "Brotherhood"?

So.............HERE is information regarding President Obama's brother, Malik Obama, and The Muslim Brotherhood.   Have you heard about it?  Wait till you see this:

By the lefties here will say "Just because Obama and his brother were best men at each others' weddings doesn't mean ANYTHING".  Ya, we know that.  Pay attention to the rest of it. :-)

Pay attention to Lois Lerner's involvement...she personally signed the exemption to the "Barack H. Obama Foundation" which Huffington Post talks about HERE in 2011.  Curiouser and curiouser?  Pay attention to the fact that Malik Obama was given his tax exemption by America in a few weeks while most exemptions take seven MONTHS.   Think it wasn't for the Muslim Brotherhood?  Okay, what WAS it for?  Please provide links.

I have to tell the truth about something;  The last thing I'd like is for Americans to find out their president really is involved in the Brotherhood enough that he'd jeopardize our standing with Egypt just to have his  brother and himself get richer and more powerful and cozier with jihadists.  But, this information is BAD.

Whether you're a lib or a conservative, picture this headline that I made up:  BUSH'S BROTHER HAS CLOSE TIES TO THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.   Think that would have got some notice from the press? :-)
By the way......CNN America hasn't talked about this.  CNN Arabic confirms it all.  hmmmm

What do you think?


Wednesday, August 21, 2013


I'm hearing how the amounts of records the NSA has been getting has been waaaay over the amount they're supposed to, or that they've admitted previously that they have......they call it "mistakes".

The Fast and Furious situation involved "mistakes"

The IRS situation is said, by some, to have been "mistakes"

The Benghazi deaths might, indeed, have been caused by "mistakes".

When do "mistakes" matter?  When do hearings actually happen which can figure out, first, if each case really was just a 'mistake'........ and/or figure out how to avoid future mistakes; or maybe even  punish some who behaved so badly that government-sized, liberty-threatening "mistakes" were made. 

How do you view these incidents and the fact that all they're referred to as "mistakes" these days in this administration and our media?  
I don't remember this word being used as much in previous administrations.  It's such a benign word, so easily used as a cover to something really horrid.  I wonder about the fact that things are referred to as "mistakes" and life goes on.  I remember when Obama misspoke several times during his elections and even during his tenure now;  when there was an outcry to his words, he'd say he'd been "inartful."    They were usually pretty awful things and I thought that was odd then, and odd particularly  because it seemed to be an automatic pass for him; but now we're up to using the term "mistakes." 

When mistakes are made at my office, like a kid's transcripts might not make it to the intended college, that's serious and needs to be addressed.  And it is.  How can truly monumental "mistakes" be made on the national level and it gets glossed over by a press secretary (and the leftwinger media) and that's that?  

Doesn't anybody CARE?


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Capitalism and there a turning tide? Dare we hope?

My subject title is the opinion of Rock Group U2's Bono. HERE is the article.  Please read it; it's short and fascinating and discusses his Christianity, too.
Let's talk about it..........has AID taken more people out of poverty or has Capitalism?  I'm eager for my libs here to weigh in, but they'll probably disappear under the weight of a big star going against the grain.

Then there's Ashton Kutcher telling people to WORK, and THINK and ...ya, okay, he added BE SEXY, but nothing's wrong with that, right?  HERE's the article.  Of course, I just Googled and most lefty venues are talking more about the fact that he admitted his first name's really Chris, not Ashton, instead of GET A JOB, but........what do we expect?

So.........people turning to Conservatism?   Or am I dreaming? :-)


Monday, August 19, 2013

You will NOT believe THIS...Trayvon and Zimmerman again; a very new angle

This utterly blew my mind......A rare, brave black pastor talks about how Zimmerman did what had to be done with Trayvon Martin.  He blames the mother and father for Trayvon's end.  He tells it like he sees it.
How do you see him?

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sunday Faith Blog...Corrie ten Boom

I thought the above quote was important and true and wanted to share it with you today.  When I Googled and found the quotes below, also by Corrie ten Boom, I wanted to pick a few and share them but I knew that at least one of them I might have deleted would be the quote that might most touch one of you today, when you need it most.  I hope you will be blessed by some of these amazing thoughts by Corrie ten Boom:
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”

 “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”

“This is what the past is for! Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.”

“Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.”

“Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”

“If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. If you look at God you'll be at rest.”

“Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.”

“Do you know what hurts so very much? It's love. Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill that love so that it stops hurting. But then of course part of us dies, too. Or we can ask God to open up another route for that love to travel.”

“You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have.”

“What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul.”

“Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.”

“Some knowledge is too cannot bear it...your Father will carry it until you are able.”

“Trying to do the Lord's work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you.”

“There is no pit so deep, that God's love is not deeper still.”

“Don't bother to give God instructions; just report for duty.”

“Happiness isn't something that depends on our surroundings...It's something we make inside ourselves.”

 “Even as the angry vengeful thoughts boiled through me, I saw the sin of them. Jesus Christ had died for this man; was I going to ask for more? Lord Jesus, I prayed, forgive me and help me to forgive him....Jesus, I cannot forgive him. Give me your forgiveness....And so I discovered that it is not on our forgiveness any more than on our goodness that the world's healing hinges, but on His. When He tells us to love our enemies, He gives along with the command, the love itself.”

“It is not my ability, but my response to God’s ability, that counts.”

 “In darkness God's truth shines most clear.”

“Dear foolish of me to have called for human help when You are here.”

“when we are powerless to do a thing, it is a great joy that we can come and step inside the ability of Jesus”

“There is no panic in Heaven! God has no problems, only plans.”

“There are no 'if's' in God's world. And no places that are safer than other places. The center of His will is our only safety - let us pray that we may always know it!”

“Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.”

“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?”

“If God has shown us bad times ahead, it's enough for me that He knows about them. That's why He sometimes shows us things, you know - to tell us that this too is in His hands.”

“God's viewpoint is sometimes different from ours - so different that we could not even guess at it unless He had given us a Book which tells us such things....In the Bible I learn that God values us not for our strenght or our brains but simply because He has made us.”

“Whenever we cannot love in the old, human way . . . God can give us the perfect way.”

“Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future."

Her teaching focused on the Christian Gospel, with emphasis on forgiveness. In her book Tramp for the Lord (1974), she tells the story of an encounter while she was teaching in Germany, years later, in 1947. She was approached by a former Ravensbrück camp guard, who had been known as one of the most cruel. She was reluctant to forgive him, but prayed that she would be able to. Ten Boom wrote
"For a long moment we grasped each other's hands, the former guard and the former prisoner. I had never known God's love so intensely as I did then."
Z:  Though her sister Betsie ten Boom died at Ravensbruck concentration camp after having worked so hard and suffered beyond our imaginations, the story of Corrie meeting the guard and feeling that love is well known and has touched many people in its theme of amazing forgiveness that only God can do.  What's also amazing is that her sister, before she died in the camp, told Corrie that they would both be freed before the new year.  She died and Corrie was released on December 28, 1944.  Both were, indeed, free.

Have a great Sunday.  I highly recommend the book The Hiding Place, by Corrie ten Boom.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Young, bright and it or not, media

BOSTON (AP) — The Republican Party launched its latest effort Thursday to sell itself to a more diverse segment of the population, acknowledging a glaring weakness in the GOP's ability to attract new voters in a country whose demographics are rapidly changing.
Some prominent Republicans expressed immediate skepticism at the party's plans to shine a spotlight on its younger, minority up-and-comers. But Republican leaders say they can help broaden the party's appeal by changing the faces of the GOP's primary messengers. At stake is the Republican Party's ability to compete against Democrats in elections for years to come.
"We have this stereotype of Republicans being old, white, Anglo-Saxon men. But there's people like me that have been out there working for years," said 30-year-old New Hampshire state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, one of four people featured in a "Rising Stars" panel at the RNC's summer meeting in Boston. "So they're like, 'Why not have her talk about our values instead of Newt Gingrich all the time?'"
RNC spokesmen have been instructed to promote Republicans like Garcia in media interviews, while other staffers have been hired to live and work in minority communities to pitch Republican values. GOP leaders say it's an unprecedented effort. 
Doubts by some leading Republicans underscored the continuing identity crisis for a party still struggling to regroup after a painful 2012 election season.
"This is a baby step," said former RNC Chairman Michael Steele, an African-American. "We're talking 50-plus years of separation between African-Americans and the GOP that has only become progressively worse over the last 10 or so years. ... This stuff will not get done overnight."
"At this point, like many Hispanic conservatives, I have to see it to believe it," said Alfonso Aguilar, executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles and a part of the George W. Bush administration. "I'm familiar with RNC efforts toward the Hispanic community that go back a long time."
Indeed, the GOP's latest push to court minority voters follows similar efforts by Republican leaders dating back at least to the 1980s, when the GOP under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush repeatedly declared black and Hispanic outreach a priority. Some Republicans suggest that things won't change in earnest until the party embraces different policies and abandon's anti-immigrant rhetoric.
Steele cited efforts by Republican legislatures to disenfranchise minority voters by passing strict voter identification laws, while Aguilar and others cited consistent resistance among House Republicans to a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
"You can't just deliver any message," Frank Fahrenkopf, an RNC chairman from 1983 to 1989, said of party policies. "You've got to deliver the right one."
Despite decades of effort, the Republican Party took a step backward in last year's presidential contest among women and minorities. Women voted for President Barack Obama by an 11-point margin in 2012, and they have not backed a GOP candidate for president since Reagan's successful bid for re-election in 1984.
Although last year's nominee, Mitt Romney, improved on John McCain's margin of victory among whites in 2008, Romney fared worse than McCain among Hispanic and Asian voters, who make up a growing share of the U.S. population.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus says the committee has already hired more than 150 staffers across the country to help court new voters.
"What's different this time is you can look at the numbers," he said. "We're doing things that have never been done before in our party."
The newest piece is the RNC's "Rising Stars" program, which debuted with four members:
—Garcia, first elected to the New Hampshire legislature at 23.
—Karin Agness, founder and president of the Network of enlightened Women, or NeW.
—Scott G. Erickson, a San Jose, Calif., police officer for 15 years and a conservative writer.
—T.W. Shannon, an African-American and speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
Four more rising stars were to be added when the committee meets again in four months. The RNC also has created an online database that allows staffers to quickly find fresh faces for media interviews.
Preibus suggested that new faces will matter and downplayed the need for his party to embrace new policies, such as comprehensive immigration reform.
"I'm not disagreeing that it's not an extremely important issue," he said of immigration reform, "It's not the end all, be all, either."
The comments come nine months after he endorsed an RNC report that said otherwise.
"We must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform," the internal report found. "If we do not, our party's appeal will continue to shrink to its core constituencies only."
AP Director of Polling Jennifer Agiesta contributed to this report.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Evolution vs God............the slam down

Very good stuff here........please watch toward the end as the eyes of the younger people soften and they admit they're curious;  far more than they'd been at first.  It's lovely.  It's hopeful.
Let's add this:  "To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree."  Darwin.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Gingrich: Will he stand true or pimp for CNN?

I take it most of you know Gingrich is going to host CNN's return of CROSSFIRE.  Think he'll stand up for true, America-improving Conservatism , or..........please see below:
Gingrich holds up a light bulb in remarks about the Republican Party's need to innovate, to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor
Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) holds up a light bulb in remarks about the Republican …
By Scott Malone
BOSTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich told a meeting of the Republican National Committee that his party needs to move beyond its image of steadfast opposition to President Barack Obama and convince voters its goal is to improve the country.
"We have to get beyond being anti-Obama and we have to convince people you can have hope in America (Z: please see below)," Gingrich said on Wednesday. "What we have to do, in a sense, is be a party of optimism and a party of hope and show actual cases of how it can work." (z:  you see the conundrum, don't you.  To most Conservative Americans, improving the country includes steadfast opposition to most of what Obama's trying to's Gingrich's point?  How can you have hope in America and NOT be anti-Obama, who's on the road to destroying ALL hope in America?)
Speaking at a Boston hotel adjacent to where Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney delivered his 2012 concession speech after failing to unseat Obama, Gingrich said the party needed to be more alert to ways Americans were changing, particularly in their use of technology.
"What happened last year? Why were so many of us wrong?" Gingrich asked the group.
Following Romney's loss, in which Republicans lagged far behind in support among women and minority voters, some party leaders have engaged in soul-searching, looking at whether some Republican positions have become too conservative to appeal broadly to voters.  (Z: so we give up good principles because Americans are too far left and don't appeal to dopes who don't even know who our Vice President is, or who'd vote for Obama knowing how much he'd lied, or vote for him again knowing how he's put us so far into debt, etc?)

Still, Republican control of House of Representatives has given the party a firm position to oppose initiatives backed by Obama's Democrats, and some Republican state governments have pursued more conservative drives, including efforts to restrict access to abortion sharply at the state level. (Z:  no bias by the writers, of course :)  Maybe someone ought to tell them the stats show Americans are, more and more, anti abortion?)
The gathering - the RNC's regular summer meeting - was originally scheduled to be held in Chicago, but Republican leaders decided to move the venue to Boston in the wake of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured about 264.
(Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)

Z:  Yes, I agree with Gingrich on the HOPE IN AMERICA thing.  No doubt about that.   But, WHERE IS THE PERSON TO DO THAT?   What Conservative will just say it like it is?:
Obama Care is too expensive, most people don't want it and Unions hate it because of the huge amount of jobs we're going to lose in this country.
We need to be truly energy dependent and Obama's holding us back.
Sooner or later, in socialism or redistribution (whatever name you feel more comfortable with), someone runs out of money.

Will Gingrich hold up against the other CROSSFIRE host, Communist Van Jones, or will his pleasure at having his own show dazzle him too much and compromise OUR VIEWPOINTS to the limits?  What do you think?


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Well, Let's See ...

The federal government wants to know about my hemorrhoids. They have a need to know about my drinking habits. They want to know if I smoke. They are concerned about the possibility of my drinking a 16-ounce soda pop, or how many happy meals I consume in any given month. They want to restrict religious freedom, and they would dearly love to tax the Internet and therefore impinge upon my right of self-expression. Government also wants to know how I discipline my children, and they want to know how much money I make in order to extort their fair share of the money I earned. Does it ever stop? Is there no such thing as too much government in our lives?

Of course, the answer to this question is “No, there is no such thing as too much government.” It is not enough that government places closed circuit television cameras at intersections to see if I have rolled through a stop, or turned right on red without coming to a full stop. Now, Big Brother wants to install a “black box” inside my automobile to determine speed, acceleration, seat belt use, wheel spin, steering wheel behavior, and direction—and while this may assist insurance companies determine cause and culpability for automobile wrecks (I have never been in a wreck), it is a massive government intrusion of my personal right to privacy.

I also have an E-Pass device in my car. In my state, this allows me to pass through tollbooths without slowing down. The transponder records my passage, and the toll appears on my credit card each month. It is a great convenience if you use toll roads and bridges. It also allows the state police to track me down if they decide I am a person of interest in a crime. Obviously, this last example of too much government was self-inflicted, but while I was led to believe this device allows ease of passage through tollbooths, no one mentioned the tracking capability.

The issue here is not so much the government’s right to investigate serious accidents; it is a matter of trust. How does one trust a government that continually seeks to exercise extraordinary powers over “we the people” who ostensibly believe that WE are the government? For example, what happens when police begin downloading data from the “Event Data Recorder” and then begins issuing tickets by mail because data shows that I was traveling 5 miles over the posted speed limit on four separate occasions in one day? Suppose “law enforcement” did this for a solid month and the cost of each “speeding violation” was $100.00? What if this was not about public safety, but rather a program designed to force me to use a government-funded electrical car, or force me into using mass transportation as opposed to my own vehicle…

I guess my real question is this: Are we going to put up with this abusive behavior for very much longer? If so, then maybe I need to move to a less restrictive country, such as communist China.