Monday, June 29, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
I'm no Sanford...
Elliot Spitzer should resist the temptation to speak when the urge strikes him in the near future. He continually proves to be a bigger, more embarrassing version of himself nearly every time he does.
Most recently, and evidently tiring of the comparison to South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, Spitzer is essentially claiming he's better than the Governor, because he didn't "fall in love" with the two bit hookers he partied with...From the NY Post Page Six
THERE'S a huge difference between what South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford Eliot Spitzer did. "I didn't fall in love with any of them," Spitzer was overheard telling LMDC executive director Avi Schick the other day at Solo in the Sony Building on Madi son, where they had the $24 prix-fixe lunch. And Spitzer didn't use any taxpayer money on his trysts, while Sanford is reimbursing the state about $12,000 for travel expenses to Buenos Aires. Schick had Vietnamese beef spring rolls and a grilled chicken salad.
Further illustrating why left and center left people have nearly no ability to ever discern actual moral shortfalls, and seemingly can only find visceral outrage at hypocrisy, Spitzer is a voice who's time came, went, and really went, a while ago. His desire for personal relevance aside the moron would be better to keep himself to himself.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Where in the world?
Blink hard so as to not miss if you're in or near somewhere I'm headed to this week.
On Monday I speak 4 times at Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia at "The Summit."
I will be dealing with the pertinent issues of what Obama's tax policy is doing to wreck the American economy... (on purpose), why the President and other prominent liberals are so dedicated to wrecking the institution of marriage, and both why & how President Obama is losing our fight against the Jihadists that are seeking our destruction... many from our own soil. We will also have a "just chill" Q & A with the students in the early evening.
Also on Monday, I will be checking in with Ed Morrissey per normal on HotAir.com
, only this time "LIVE" from Virginia instead of my normal home studio in New York.
On Wednesday night at 6:30pm Baldwin and I are both slated to appear at the Times Square Tea Party. More details at TeaParty365.org
. KT McFarland, David Webb, and others will be joining New Yorkers to send the message clear to the city, state, and federal authorities... NO MORE TAXES. LIVE in Times Square... you know... where the ball drops... though don't be on the lookout for Dick Clark.
Come Thursday morning I'm slated to catch up with Harris Faulkner at Fox News. 9am EST
UPDATE: I also forgot that I will be filling in for Frank Pastore on 99.5 KKLA
in Los Angeles Thursday, Friday and Monday... (Man those cross-continent flights are going to get old quick.)
And on Saturday I will leave NYC early, early, early on the holiday to make it to DC in time to rev up the Tea Party attendees at Upper Senate Park
. I'm slated to be on in the 11am EST hour. Please come march with us for liberty, freedom, and the right to not be taxes to death.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
"Like my 'stache?"
I know the Los Angeles Times has been hurt with it's incredibly diminishing audience size, but with writers like Mark Z. Barabak chapter 11 just can't come quickly enough...The headline says it all..."I'm a liberal journalist with a bias against evangelical voters and their phony cultural purity. I want to pounce on anyone I can see as hypocritical (as opposed to actually immoral). And just to 'prove my point' here's some quotes from some left of center 'Christian' voices just for good measure."
Hey Captain Original... I'm filling on an L.A. Radio station in afternoon drive this coming Thursday and Friday. Why don't we have an actual substantive discussion about adultery, and how the two parties respond to it when it's leadership is caught transgressing?
That way instead of picking and choosing you can hear from a nationally recognized evangelical who is not cloudy on the issue of morality, clarity about faith, the mandate that Christians have to the political arena, and what that should look like.
Now THAT would be worth reading...
Sunday, June 28, 2009
At the furthest extension, of the furthest hallway, at easily what could be compared to the green mile, in the "E" terminal at roughly 12:59pm, the following conversation actually took place between two people:"Hey ya..." (Sweaty USAirways guy says walking up to counter attendant at a never before heard of "raw foods" "fast food" counter...)
"Ya huh..." (Says woman of considerable girth, ironically working behind counter featuring 6 specialty smoothies with Taurine to help accelerate the loss of human girth...)
"Ya... so de wop toh said da hep tey cause pays is gonna rain..." (Sweaty guy)
"Ya huh..." (Girth gal)
"Did yo says it becuz it was on da wap so?" (Sweaty guy)
"Dat wad de hep de said, cuz I saws it on de dumbest person in America show... (Girth Gal)
"Ya huh..." (Sweaty guy)
This moment of higher learning brought to you buy our nation's teachers unions...
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Not Resigning... Not Cool...
Traditionally the difference in conservatives and liberals when it comes to moral compromise is that conservatives force the errant ones to do the right thing, liberals don't know what the right thing would even look like.
In Governor Mark Sanford's case, the conservatives of South Carolina must speak more pronouncedly to the current top man in their state.
His judgment is badly impaired and as such the good people who voted for him deserve the honor of him stepping aside.He's saying for now... he won't
"Resigning would be the easiest thing to do," he said.
Sanford spoke outside his coastal home on Sullivans Island. Wearing frayed khaki shorts and a t-shirt, he talked about "walking into the legislative term with a humble spirit."
"I have to go through that voyage over the next 18 months," he said, alluding to the number of months he has left in his second term. He is barred by state law from seeking a third and, at one time, had been rumored as a potential presidential contender in 2012.
Now, Sanford says he wants to repair the frayed trust in him and continue to serve the people of South Carolina.
The governor admitted last week to a yearlong affair with a woman in Argentina. He and his wife say they will try to reconcile. Some lawmakers are calling for him to resign because he used public money to see the mistress during one trip, and because he was out of touch with his staff during his recent weeklong tryst.
Sanford repeatedly said he did not use public money for the trip, so it was not clear why he has agreed to reimburse the state for some of the more-than $8,000 in taxpayer money spent on the Argentina leg of an economic development trip to South America last year.
When it comes to his critics — most notably state Sen. Jake Knotts, R-West Columbia — and their calls for him to step down, Sanford said he understands where they are coming from.
"I don't begrudge the Jakie Knottses of the world," Sanford said. "He's going to do what he's going to do. I gotta do my part."
As far as his wife, Sanford said they are working on their relationship.
"If there wasn't healing going on, I wouldn't be here," he said, pointing to his beach house, where he had dinner with his family Saturday night and where he took a run at sunrise on the sand with one of his sons.
The problems in not stepping aside are multiple-fold for his party, his conscience, and his family. Sanford sounds as though he's buying into this idea that he can keep his private life separate from his public life.
No state-wide elected executive really has the ability to do that and Presidents, the office he was hoping to be elected to, can not.
The whole theory of private life/public life not being able to conflict with each other is an absolute canard to being with.
When one makes a vow before God and man to love, cherish, and remain faithful to their spouse, they have sworn that oath to the highest possible authority and allegiance possible.
Putting your hand on the Bible and swearing an oath to your country is secondary to the divine.
The point being that if a man will deceive, cheat, lie to, sneak around on, and ultimately betray the one they are committed to, what is there to make anyone believe they couldn't be compromised similarly as it regards their commitment to a lesser oath.
At the end of the day there is an element that is unique with adultery that has always signaled a red flag to the intelligence and national security forces in our nation--the possibility of blackmail.
So does this mean that man has to be perfect to be president? No.
But it does mean that for the time he seeks to hold that leadership position he needs to keep it zipped and remain focused on his word, his integrity, and ultimately the oath he has sworn.
There are many things I disagree with the current President about... most of them quite vociferously. But one thing I will give him credit for, wooing, loving, and remaining faithful to his wife Michelle is honorable, doing it for the good of the nation, as well as for the good of his daughters is an example that many men--especially in America's inner cities--need to have modeled for them much more often.
But long story short Gov. Sanford needs to drop the pretense, do the hard work, go away into private life for an extended period of time and HEAL his family. Once that has happened, if they have healed and if his wife gives her blessing--and ONLY after those things--he could then re-enter public life as a remade man.
But if he never goes away, consider me skeptical of his regeneration. And consider me highly suspicious of a pressure to leverage forgiveness from his wife, before she is ready, or has any legitimate reason, to offer it.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
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Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friendly fire is a hard thing to swallow particularly when the odds are stacked so definitively against you in pure numbers. And tonight eight Republican congressman for absolutely no good reason, voted in favor of the worst tax increase in American history, as well as the biggest regulatory penalties to ever hit the private business sector of the economy and thusly the most impacting legislation towards job reduction, recession inducing, personally bankrupting, not to mention wasteful to have ever been put forward for the vote.
That vote ended up being 219-212 in favor of passing this horrendous wreck of a bill that the congress had not even read.
Mark Kirk of Illinois, and Chris Smith of New Jersey were two of the eight.
What is particularly damning is that they evidently do not have sound reasons for doing so.
I've interviewed both men. Both have stood for traditional smaller government conservatism in the past.
Now Kirk is postulating a run for the United States Senate seat vacated by Obama's election to Presidency.
Kiss it goodbye Kirk. You're hopes for higher office right now are in the proverbial toilet and not looking good.
Disappointing... is vastly understating the feelings towards these eight horrific cowards.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Stoning of Soraya M
This past Tuesday I had the chance to see a private screening of the film "The Stoning of Soraya M" with a stellar cast and an amazing look and feel.
It is one of the most memorable films I've ever viewed
Though certainly no "big bucks" budget the foundation of the look, movement, pacing, and story-telling has you gripped from moment one.It is without question one of the most important films to be released this year. It deserves heavy consideration in multiple award categories.
The biggest of which is the consideration for common sense in our world today. As you witness today's headlines where the Ayatollahs in Iran are now threatening great physical harm to their own people for not following their own Satanic will
... and the Ayatollahs are entirely Satan's messengers do not be confused... this film demonstrates the corruption, the sinister evil, and the unrelenting environment and oppression that the Iranian people have been living under since the late 1970's.
Soraya--the lead character is wrongfully maligned. Witnesses are coerced. Trials become a mockery. And an innocent woman--as the title implies--is brutally executed, all for the whim of an abusive husband.
It is a tragedy in the epic Greek literary sense brought to full blown life on the screen before you. Yet it is also a microcosm of what the Ayatollahs in Iran, this minute are doing to their own people, even shooting innocent women in the street.It is impossible not to be moved by this excellent, superb piece of film-making.
It is further impossible not to see the parallels between the corrupt incest between the Satanic counsel of Islam and the weak-kneed leaders they control.
This film made my heart break, not just for the injustice done to one innocent woman--which was tragedy enough, but what is being done to an entire nation of innocent people through the same ruthless grip of wicked men, who perform perversion in how they so tightly control the right to life and death of the people of Iran.
You need to go see "The Stoning of Soraya M" this weekend. It will challenge you to think long and deep about the important elements in our lives, and prayerfully I hope it causes you to be more humbly grateful for the air you breathe of free air this very minute.
It will be a film that haunts you, and in this case that awareness will never be a bad thing!
Friday, June 26, 2009
NYC - July 1 - 6:30pm
Washington DC - July 4 - 11:00am
Back around tax time I had the honor to be part of a couple of tea party celebrations. Doing so around our nation's birthday is going to mean a whole lot more to me. That's why--even with company coming to visit, I'm making plans to be with YOU on July 1st at 6:30pm in Times Square in New York City, and on July 4th at Upper Senate Park. Tired of the massive attempts by Government to control every element of your life?
Does the Cap & Tax tax scare you to death? Does the idea that a Government "solution" to health care is being shoved down our throats and the private insurance industry be damned?
Do you just think the exploitation of our economy, by a leftist administration (the biggest in history) must be stopped...
Then follow me America... Wednesday July 1 - in Times Square at 6:30pm, and Saturday July 4 - at Upper Senate Park around 10am (I speak at 11am ish)...
We The People are still in charge, and will only have ourselves to blame if "good men do nothing..." (And for the feminists who will go nuts at that historic quote from Edmund Burke it's a reference to genus NOT gender.)
Thursday, June 25, 2009
A North Carolina program called College Bound Sisters pays girls $1 a day to not get pregnant. The money goes into a college fund for the girls who must "attend 90-minute meetings every week at which they receive lessons in abstinence and the use of contraceptives."
The program has a high success rate and "recent graduates have left the program with up to $3,000 saved up for college."
If "costs associated with teen pregnancies exceed $9 billion annually," perhaps $365 a year going to a college fund in order to encourage a girl to remain abstinent a good idea?
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Just Beat It?
Does the death of one of the biggest pop cultural icon of all time mean anything?
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I've already written at length about the issue of how the modern feminist movement removed the more important virtue about gender (equality) and replaced it with it's bastardized substitute (sameness). The recent behavior of men in the public eye have only gone to reinforce this.
When you look at the demonstrable change brought about in our culture from the ''modern feminist movement,'' the ''lifestyle choices'' of reality TV stars like Jon Gosselin and politicians like Mark Sanford are more easily understandable. In fact, this kind of behavior by the modern man is the ultimate statement of ''same treatment'' that most “modern feminists” did not only seek but secretly hoped for.
It's genuinely awful what these men have done. But at the end of the day being treated "the same" as men, instead of "equal" to them causes the distinctions between the two genders to be eradicated and thus the desire to protect women from dishonor, lack of provision, or lack of protection became the predominant thought.
Which left men saying... "Being the unneeded lug that I am, how now shall I occupy my time."
Like I said, I've written about it extensively
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Liar in Chief!!!
As I just returned from Fox News from my morning appearance and then a bit of business in Manhattan and a lunch appointment in North Jersey I flipped on the television in my home studio/office.
To my ears great embarrassment was President Barack Obama yet again on television asserting things as fact that were in fact not true. He also asserted a number of things to be true that are yet unproven, and in which there is wild, and widespread controversy over the claims of such.
His push was for the quick and immediate passage of the Cap & Trade, Global Warming, or as he likes to deceptively call it "Clean Energy Jobs" Bill.
Whatever you call it, it is a disaster, and it appears he is now urging it to be pushed through prior to the July 4th recess.
This legislation will force the single largest tax on the American people of ALL the tax increases that Obama has pushed through to date.
Setting aside the fact that the assertion that the climate is warming the earth is in grave dispute, and setting aside the issue of what degree humans are causing it, the economics of this bill should be the lone reason as to why so many Americans should oppose it.
It will create or contribute to the highest rate of inflation (alongside the influx of printing valueless currency) that the individual family will be asked to shoulder.
Get this through your thick head President Obama. Corporations DO NOT pay taxes. THEY NEVER HAVE, they never will. The clients/customers of those companies pay taxes... the taxes that are passed on to the consumer from the corporation. Businesses who do NOT pass the cost on to the consumer GO OUT OF BUSINESS.
America already leads the pack in terms of environmentally friendly ways of doing life. China, India, and a host of other nations, including our neighbor to the south lag far behind and are the current predominant cause of CO2 emissions in the world.
Your insistence President Obama on pushing through this ill-conceived, unfounded, and blatently false rationale for a bill who's very existence is still under tremendous debate WILL HURT THE AVERAGE AMERICAN.
We must, we can, and we should oppose this bill with tremendous ferocity:
That is the number to the capitol switchboard. Call it ask for your Senator and Representative. Speak clearly. Speak Kindly.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
When Ed Morrissey first asked me Monday afternoon what I thought had happened to the then missing Governor of South Carolina, only one thought came to mind... "What's her name?"
Like many, I appreciated the Governor's position on the stimulus money and the bailouts. He felt his state didn't need it (or at least very much of it) and he was creating large stirs in the media over threats to not take it.
Such a strong public position on the public welfare of "We The People" would have won him great points across the partisan divide.
When Ed asked me directly, I said on Monday's show that I genuinely believed that the then given reason of going off to work on his next book was acceptable. But doing so in such an irresponsible fashion pretty much ended his hope of running for President.Now to know that he held at the least left his staff with the implication and thus being forced to lie about his real whereabouts would have been an even stronger reason why "We The People" should not elect him
But to abandon his Southern Belle, only to go "hit it" with the "Girl from Ipanema" is approaching Bill Clinton, Jim McGreevey stature...
The conservatives in the state have already denounced him and will demand his resignation. Rightly so.
The voters who actually have beliefs in moral order don't tolerate this mess, nor should they. Liberals on the other hand ALWAYS condone the behavior, but criticize the hypocrisy. (Something that they themselves never have to be accused of given that they proudly embrace their own perversity with gusto.)
South Carolina is still a fundamentally solidly conservative state--both fiscally and morally. In the end this will not likely hurt that.
My thoughts, prayers and sympathies tonight are with the Lovely Mrs. Sanford, I pray yours will be as well!
UPDATE: My facebook'ers are encouraging me to point people in the direction of help for this sort of thing... If you'd prefer not to be another statistic... maybe this will help