I’ll give the man points for trying and certainly for putting it all out there, but let’s take a closer look, Behind the curtain, so to speak.
1. “Defend the constitution. All of it.”
Can’t really argue against this one. I will say that I will know that Ted Cruz is for real when he clearly states that because of his birthplace he is ineligible to become President and thus will not be running. What better way to show the lengths you will go to “defend the constitution” than to eliminate yourself from the race for president?
Go ahead and read the rest of the article, but I have to say that I am not quite as impressed with the list as are some others. Saving the children and curing cancer come to mind if you get my meaning…..
Chuck, it’s not that I don’t agree with much of the sentiment you express in your recent column,
I’m just trying to put two and two together….
Today, of course, we’ve got everything from Miley Cyrus twerking in prime-time music award shows to explicit sexual scenes and over-the-top dialogue in even so-called “family programs,” which are on when kids are still up and surfing channels.
—Watch. On March 1 at 2 p.m. EST, the 22nd annual Movieguide Awards airs on ReelzChannel. This year’s star-studded gala will be hosted by actor-comedian Bill Engvall, with appearances by “Duck Dynasty” stars Korie and Willie Robertson, “The Bible’s” Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Joni Eareckson Tada, who will exclusively perform the Oscar-nominated song “Alone Yet Not Alone.”
Hey there Miley….Who’s your Daddy??
I’ve got kids. I understand how things can go wrong, but really?? No mention about the connection??
without also asking the obvious next question of whether anybody noticed that nobody really cares,
I have to wonder how many conservatives enjoy this show. I came across it on Netflix and so far I have found it funny as hell. It skewers politically correct subjects in ways that force me to literally laugh out loud and even though I don’t agree with how they target each and every subject I am still watching and laughing well into the third season. The worst thing about reviewing a show such as this is that I am always afraid that some will feel that the reality doesn’t meet the expectations. It certainly deserves an “R” or even “R+” rating, but I honestly can’t remember a show that made me laugh as hard as this one.
I have seen reviews which were much less positive than mine and I have to wonder whether those reviews were penned by liberals or conservatives. I would love to have some feedback to give me a better idea.
Netflix…streaming…..It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia..shouldn’t be missed even if my son tells me that it’s aimed at “hipsters” and not conservative men over 50.
Back in 1963 when John F. Kennedy was president, the entire legislative branch of the U.S. government only cost $192 million, but in 2008 the legislative branch is projected to cost a whopping $4.8 billion. Adjusting for inflation, the cost of the entire Congress has been rising 3 times faster than the price level, yet the number of members has remained static — thank goodness — at 435 representatives and 100 senators, for a total of 535.
Let’s face it, if you’re not going to do your jobs maybe the best thing to do is for you to pack up your bags and return to what most of us call “real life”. You are a disgrace to the institution both individually and together.
GO HOME. Admit that the President no longer needs to consult you and put an end to this farce.
Just a thought, not that anyone will take it seriously, but it’s a question that used to actually have meaning. Does the party take precedence over the individual, not to mention the almost rhetorical question asking whether the views of the leadership of the party should reflect the views of the membership? It has always been a problem for the GOP in that the grass roots membership has always been much more conservative than the “East Coast Establishment” as reflected by Rockefeller Republicans, et al.
Now we have what can almost be characterized as a full fledged revolt and doesn’t that suggest that any principled man should step aside and support the principles of his party? Since when is winning an election by one or two percentage points enough to lay claim to a meaningful victory? When almost half of the electorate is voting against you or your stated policies it suggests a real failure of leadership on the part of those who are the incumbents.
Just some thoughts.
And just a couple of days ago I started an article entitled “What’s With the War On Pain Relief. My position hasn’t changed and I have bit of a problem with this article.
Originally posted on The New York Observer:
Note: I originally published on TheFix.com in January 2012 under a pseudonym. Since that time, there’s been a surge on Fentanyl-related deaths, with the unfortunate demise of Philip Seymour Hoffman this weekend putting the deadly narcotic in the spotlight. I originally wrote this essay to tell my story, now I’m sharing it as a public service: Fentanyl is a drug that isn’t just relegated to people in poor, urban areas, and the next life it takes could be a family member’s, a friend’s, or your own.
Here’s a good tip for what not to do after graduating from college if you don’t want to get addicted to opioids: do not go on Craigslist’s “For Sale” section and search for “pain.”
Are you an extremist?
1. Far left. Anything goes. No restrictions. Extra protections may apply. Same sex “marriages” legal.
2. Conservative. Don’t ask, don’t tell. Keep your sexual proclivities private.
3. Far right. Homosexual behavior illegal and individuals subject to arrest, incarceration, lashing, death. (Consider Iran, Saudi Arabia, and many countries in Africa).
1. Far left. Anything goes. No restrictions. National issue in the United States. State has an interest in the issue and may require abortions under certain circumstances (See China).
2. Conservative. States Rights issue. Just as all other end of life issues are decided by the individual states, so too is this one.
3. Abortions illegal under any circumstances and individuals subject to arrest, incarceration, and worse. National issue.
Second Amendment (and other Constitutional issues)
1. Left/liberal/progressive. No guns owned by private citizens
2. Conservative. Constitutional rights cannot be “interpreted away” by judicial fiat. Citizens have the right and the duty to be responsible gun owners and as such should be available to offer assistance to lawful authority on those occasions when needed.
3. Far Right. (Think Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia). All arms freely available as local war lords fight for power and supremacy.
1. Liberal/left/progressive No restrictions. Open Borders.
2. Conservative. Illegal means illegal and legal means legal. Enforce the laws which are on the books and get serious about protecting this country.
3. Far Right. (Consider Saudi Arabia). No chance for citizenship. No legal immigration.
Are you starting to see a pattern here? For reasons I really don’t want to get into at the moment, this project remains incomplete. Should anyone wish to take the ball and run with it feel free to expand and improve on the list. Let’s call it the Wheel Window and use it as the control window when combating the Overton effect.