“That Lady Stands for Liberty!”


To honor the spirit of Rand Paul today:

“Just get up off the ground, that’s all I ask. Get up there with that lady that’s up on top of this Capitol dome, that lady that stands for liberty. Take a look at this country through her eyes if you really want to see something. And you won’t just see scenery; you’ll see the whole parade of what Man’s carved out for himself, after centuries of fighting. Fighting for something better than just jungle law, fighting so’s he can stand on his own two feet, free and decent, like he was created, no matter what his race, color, or creed. That’s what you’d see. There’s no place out there for graft, or greed, or lies, or compromise with human liberties. And, uh, if that’s what the grownups have done with this world that was given to them, then we’d better get those boys’ camps started fast and see what the kids can do. And it’s not too late, because this country is bigger than the Taylors, or you, or me, or anything else. Great principles don’t get lost once they come to light. They’re right here; you just have to see them again!”
—Jefferson Smith, played by Jimmy Stewart, in “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington”

““I will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our Constitution is important, that your rights to trial by jury are precious, that no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court.”
– Senator Rand Paul (Kentucky), March 6, 2013, launching filibuster on the Senate floor in order to address the issue of the Obama administration’s belief that they have the power to kill non-combatant Americans in the US with drone strikes

Advertisements

It’s National Empty Chair Day…. #EmptyChairDay #ClintEastwood #Eastwooding #Obama


I’m sure you have all seen or heard about Clint Eastwood’s speech at the Republican National Convention (RNC) last week.

(Source: NY Daily News)

His schtick of talking to an empty chair (Obama) has sparked a new fad called “Eastwooding”.   Eastwooding is photographing an empty chair.

And impromptu movement then decided that today — September 3, 2012 — would be National Empty Chair Day.  They have asked everyone to put an empty chair on their lawn and add signs/props/etc.  that fit the image of Obama as an empty chair.

I put my chair out today:

Beer Summit for the “Most Invisible Man in the World

And many, many other Americans did the same.  Some great ones:

Rare photo of a very young Barack Obama.

Obama takes his rightful place on Mt Rushmore!

Obama chair made from Obama supporters!

Only known photo of Karl Marx with Obama

Truth or Consequences!

More here, here, here, and here.

Let’s get rid of the empty chair on November 6!  Romney/Ryan 2012!

Herman Cain puts Obamacare in its place


Last night’s Fox News/Google Republican debate had a great highlight when Herman Cain was asked about his comments on Obamacare and his own recovery and survival from Stage 4 cancer.

I love Herman Cain…what a great man.  And we are so blessed that he was healed from his cancer.  What a survivor.

As great as Cain is…his answer about Obamacare was even greater!

(the first 2 minutes or so includes the Herman Cain highlight!)

From HotAir.com:

This is the best argument against ObamaCare and government encroachment in health care.  The more government becomes part of the process, the more control bureaucrats gain and patients lose.  If anyone doubts that, just look across the border to Canada and see how much personal choice patients have in treatments and access.  More than that, Cain’s answer applies to overregulation in general, and it serves as a pretty good explanation for the economic stagnation we are currently enduring.  The more capital and control we assign to government rather than letting stakeholders use their own capital, the less economic innovation and flexibility we have, which means less growth and fewer jobs.

PayPal: Clients’ religious freedoms trump homosexual activists’ preferences


 We keep being told that so-called same sex marriage and the forced acceptance of homosexuality doesn’t change anything.  It harms no one.

But for some reason, every few weeks, we hear another story about gays trying to shut down the behavior or speech of Christians….

In this case, however, they did not succeed….kudos to PayPal:

In an era of growing intolerance to Christian beliefs and corporate skittishness to pressure from gay activists, the world’s largest global electronic payments service provider says its clients’ religious freedoms trump homosexual activists’ preferences.

AllOut.org — a gay activist petition site — recently targeted PayPal, taking umbrage at the fact that nearly a dozen ministries and charities that don’t endorse homosexuality use PayPal in their fundraising efforts.  “We won’t stop speaking up until they drop [the] 10 sites and ban all anti-LGBT extremist groups,” All.Out.org writes in its petition. The accounts in question are predominately U.S.-based nonprofits.

The petition states that it’s “PayPal’s responsibility to make sure this technology doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.”

A PayPal spokeswoman said the company prohibits the use of its services to promote acts of hate and violence. “However, we also take into account the rights of free speech and freedom of religion,” she said. “Balancing these conflicting rights is often difficult, and so we assess possible infringements objectively against our Acceptable Use Policy.”

Get that?  Christians and their ministries are “extremist groups”, in the eyes of these gay activists.

Just to be clear…this is what happened here.  A gay activist group targets a corporation that deals with a wide-array of companies, clients and groups.  The gay activists try to force the company to sever ties with any groups who don’t condone their lifestyle or their view of what theses customers should be.

We, as individuals (and Christians), need to stand up as PayPal did and declare our right to believe as we choose.

From a commenter at the link….it appears the gay lobby has become what it says it abhors:

Definition of Bigot: “A person obstinately or intolerably devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices, especially one exhibiting intolerance, and animosity toward those of differing beliefs.”

Obama’s speech tonight: He’ll blame GOP in Congress for not taking steps on the economy, but the facts don’t lie #tcot


Obama is using his great “oratory” tonight to bring us his introduction to Porkulus II!

So when you hear Obama say tonight that “Congress”, aka “Republicans, need to focus on jobs, please remember the facts of this simple chart.

From HotAir.com:

You know how Obama repeatedly says Congress could take steps “right now” to jumpstart the economy again? Let’s amend that statement for accuracy: The Senate and the president could take steps right now to jumpstart the economy again. That is, they actually have House bills in front of them.

So that pretty much will neuter Obama’s attempts tonight to blame Republicans in Congress for no “jobs plan”.

Newt rightfully hits back at the moderators and Ron Paul makes a little sense in Reagan GOP debate


Last night at the Republican debate at the Reagan Presidential Library two candidates had the best “sound bite” points of the night.

No, it wasn’t Rick Perry or Mitt Romney.

Oddly enough, it was two of the least likely candidates to win the nomination — Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul.

First, from Newt Gingrich, a forceful and accurate takedown of the media, Brian Williams-MSNBC, John Harris of Politico, and their biased questioning:

While honest debate and questioning is what debates are made of….I thought Newt was spot on in pointing out the methods used by the left-wing moderators in an effort to create the appearance of MAJOR differences between candidates where there may not be any.

From HotAir:

Greg Hengler (Townhall.com) brings us the clip from last night’s debate where Gingrich rips into NBC’s Brian Williams and Politico’s John Harris for their attempts to create rhetorical mountains out of insubstantial molehills of differences in the policy positions between the GOP candidates, declaring himself uninterested in “puffing up” attempts to make Republicans fight each other in order to take the focus off of Barack Obama.

And Ron Paul, as it turns out, had the the last words of last nights debate…and it was one of the best rants he has made.  While discussing welfare, he spoke about the fact that it is wrong to assume that those who love and strive for liberty are not compassionate or caring.  And he made it clear that government is not the only entity that can effectively tackle the issue of the poor and welfare.

On this video, skip over to about the 11:54 mark and to hear the remark I am referring to.

Ron Paul is not the most articulate of the contenders, and often he is flat out wrong, but I give him his due on this one!

“Compromise that’s not a solution is a waste of time.”


“Compromise that’s not a solution is a waste of time.” — Marco Rubio on the Senate Floor.

In the debt limit discussions, I keep hearing about “compromise” from Democrats and supporters of those same Democrats talk about how bad Washington is because there’s no “compromise”.

Well, Marco Rubio is right.  Compromise for its own sake is worthless. 

Besides, compromise to Democrats is “roll over and give us what we want, GOP.”  To so-called moderates, compromise means telling Republicans to get rid of their principles and make a deal.

Watch all of Rubio’s speech…it’s a good one!  And done without a teleprompter!

Make sure to watch around 6 minute mark where Rubio completely destroys the arguments of Obama, Biden and Reid on the debt ceiling.  Rubio shines a spotlight on the hypocrisy of the Socialist Three Musketeers.

And….Rubio obliterates the validity of calling smart tea party Americans “extremists” on raising the debt ceiling.  There is not a principle one that resides within Obama, Biden, Reid, Kerry and a large contingent of other Democrats on this issue and most others.

The other great quotable quote is this one:

To the Senator from Massachusetts I would say that it is impossible to negotiate with someone who doesn’t have a plan” — Marco Rubio (FL)

This response was a direct hit to the dry and ignorant protests of John Kerry….who once served in Vietnam.