Buckets of Bile

March 14th, 2007

“What is this morbid obsession that liberals have with Fox (News)? It’s as if Democrats, pampered and spoiled by so many decades of the mainstream media trumpeting the liberal agenda, are so shaky in their convictions that they cannot risk an encounter with opposing views. Democrats have ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, the New York Times, Newsweek, Time and 98 percent of American humanities professors to do their bidding. But no, that’s not enough — every spark of dissent has to be extinguished with buckets of bile.”
By Camille Paglia - A Liberal Democrat
http://www.salon.com/opinion/paglia/2007/03/14/

Who Has The “Right” To Free Speech?

March 13th, 2007

Marine General Peter Pace, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in an answer to a reporter’s question stated that it was his personal opinion, based upon his religious beliefs, that homosexual acts are immoral. In response to his opinion, every homosexual organization and Leftist, Liberal Democrat are demanding an apology from this admirable man who has lived his entire life ready to die for these people who now defame and harass him.

While as a Christian I am in agreement with General Pace’s views, the morality of homosexual behavior is not the focus of this editorial. The thing that I find most distressing about this situation is that a citizen of these United States is under vicious assault for nothing more than exercising his irrevocable, God given and Constitutionally recognized right to speak freely about his religious beliefs.

Every time the Left wants to defile some traditional American, Judeo-Christian value or belief with some outrageous, offensive and blasphemous act or words, we get the speech about how while we may vehemently disagree with what someone says, we should all be willing to fight to the death to defend their right to say it.

However, the hypocrites on the Left apparently think that they now have some special dispensation that supersedes the Constitution, affording them the authority to determine what thoughts can be freely and legally expressed in public. However, the public expression of any verboten thoughts will now be deemed politically incorrect and the offending enemy of the state will be dealt with swiftly and mercilessly. I believe that the appropriate label for this type of thought/speech repression is “fascism”.

Is this what our Founding Fathers had in mind when they established our Bill of Rights? Doesn’t “free speech” mean free speech for both the Christian and non-Christian, the heterosexual and homosexual? And, if free speech is truly the right of every American, then should anyone ever demand an apology for the expression of a personal opinion, especially one that is a six thousand year old tenet of his religion?

By James Whittington ©

My Dream 08 Republican Ticket

March 12th, 2007

Up until now, I’ve been so frustrated with the Republican Party and the Bush Administration that I had, until today, all but decided to sit out the 2008 presidential race.

My specific reasons for abandoning hope in our political system, and they are numerous, are fodder for future postings, so I’ll not go into them now. However, one of my frustrations with the 2008 race was that there wasn’t a single genuine Conservative in the race. Additionally, I couldn’t see how any of the “lesser of evils” that were my choices, would govern significantly differently from any of the Democrats who were running. Come Election Day 08, I knew that I would ultimately hold my nose and vote for the lesser of the big government, big brother politicos that would be offered up by the two major parties, but it would not be a joyful act celebrating our Democracy and there would be no hopeful expectation that Conservatism would be advanced or America redeemed.

Then former US Senator Fred Thompson, a man whom I thought would be too smart and happy to get back into politics, said that he was “giving some thought” to running for President. Now, Fred’s a man I could get behind and gladly do all of the hard grassroots work to get elected. While probably not exactly a Billy Graham in the Christian column, he’s a solid economic and social Conservative and is the closest thing to a Ronald Regan in the Republican Party today. He would definitely carry all of the Red states and his affable, Regan-esque charm would garner enough cross over votes from people too stupid to vote for intelligent reasons (e.g. “moderates” & “undecideds”) to carry at least one or two of the Blue states and win the election.

Now to fill out the ticket, we have got to offer someone that will offset the advantage the Democrats are hoping they will have in November 2008 that will catapult them to victory; that is having the first woman or first Black person as president.

In my book the only person who fits that bill would be Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. She is an amazing woman who is eminently qualified and who would bring a brilliant mind, tremendous skills and experience in foreign policy and national security to the job.

I had been hoping that she would decide to run on her own as Dick Morris predicted; (I would love to see a Clinton vs. Rice race), but she seems serious about not wanting the Presidency right now. I will admit that I know almost nothing of her views on social issues and could end up being disappointed there; but considering the other “moderate” Republicans running, that might not be that big of a deal after all.

There is still the scenario where Cheney resigns for “health reasons” and Bush nominates Rice as VP. The Democrats probably wouldn’t allow her to be confirmed because they wouldn’t want to run against her in 08. So, they would ruthlessly beat her to a pulp over the war until she withdrew or was so badly damaged that she wouldn’t be a contender in 08. But, that’s all just conjecture for now.

Dr. Rice may not want to be President, just yet, but I hope that she might be induced to take the number two spot on a winning Thompson/Rice ticket.

A Thompson/Rice ticket would have “gravitas, ” experience, talent, skills, Hollywood glamour and charm. Plus, neither person is as polarizing as Hilary, and Dr. Rice would attract many female and Black voters that might not normally vote Republican. I believe that a Thompson/Rice ticket would easily beat any ticket the Democrats proffered (e.g. Clinton/Obama, Obama/Edwards, Gore/Obama, etc)

Realistically, it is a long time until the 08 elections and anything can happen between now and then, and it probably will; but for now a dream Thompson/Rice ticket gives me hope.

By James Whittington ©

Quote from a right thinking Congressman

March 12th, 2007

“Liberty once again must become more important to us than the desire for security and material comfort. Personal safety and economic prosperity can only come as the consequence of liberty. They cannot be provided by an authoritarian government. To expect the government to take care of us from cradle to grave undermines the principles of liberty.”

Texas Republican U.S. Rep. Ron Paul

Boldly Going Where No Man Has Gone Before

March 12th, 2007

I read today the dreadful news that global warming is not only savaging our own darling Mother Earth, but also several planets, planetoids and moons within our solar system.

The casual observer might be inclined to speculate that an increase in the sun’s activity or solar irradiance might be a common thread linking all of these scorching astral events. However, upon reflection, I realized that only dimwitted, “extra chromosome” Conservative Republicans might believe such a preposterous hypothesis and that the truth of the matter was actually so horrific that my mind refused to consider the evident reality.

The truth (and Dan Rather has proof that this information is being suppressed by FOX news) is that our vile, loathsome species is not only singularly responsible for global warming on our planet, but mankind is so despicably evil, so dreadfully malevolent, that our SUVs, air conditioners and Tex-Mex induced flatulence are destroying not just our beloved Big Blue Marble, but the entire feakin’ galaxy!

Oh God, if only we all had the courage to stick a Lugar in our mouths and end it all… drats, gun-control!

By James Whittington ©

The Modern Scarlet Letter

March 10th, 2007

In Nathaniel Hawthorn’s literary classic “The Scarlet Letter,” Hester Prynne is ostracized as town pariah and forced by Puritanical hypocrites, as punishment for her sin of adultery, to wear a large, scarlet letter “A” whenever she ventures into public. Hawthorn’s work is considered an American literary classic because of the timeless relevance of the novel’s moral.

Existing even in today’s modern, enlightened society, where “tolerance” is the cardinal virtue, there are hypocritical, unforgiving and cruel, holier-than-thou, self-appointed judges; who torment, ridicule and demand severe penalties for their “Hester Prynnes.” They preach tolerance. They demand tolerance! But, like all narrow-minded hypocrites, they have no tolerance for those who will not submit to the tenants of their extreme doctrines.

Ignoring their own faults, they project them on to their victim as they once again lay Hester’s cruel mantle upon feminine shoulders. Their newest victim’s only crime is exercising her God given and Constitutionally protected rights to believe what she wants to believe and then publicly speak (albeit distastefully) about those beliefs.

Raising their judgmental voices, hurling their threats and insults, those who find her beliefs offensive and unconventional wish to punish, shame and ostracize this “Hester” by attaching to her their scarlet letter. These modern, judgmental hypocrites are not Puritans, they are anti-Puritans. Their scarlet letter is an “H” for homophobe, and their “Hester” is Ann Coulter.

Just as Hawthorn’s Hester, adorned with her scarlet letter, refused to hang her head in shame, I pray that Ms. Coulter will proudly wear her scarlet letter, and not be shamed or bullied into silence by the diabolical and intolerant preachers of “tolerance.”

By James Whittington ©