Monday, April 27, 2009

Lest We Forget...

Interesting how many in our country would just as soon forget that awful day ever happened.

I'd like to forget it too, but for different reasons.

See the new House GOP ad about Guantanamo Bay
(or watch it to the right of your screen)

As much as the left would like to rewrite history, they're finding it quite difficult to do so when it comes to 9/11/01. We were there. We remember. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tax Day Tea Party 2009: HUGE SUCCESS!

I saw a beautiful sight today. Thousands of Americans from all walks of life joined with one voice in downtown Ft. Lauderdale, FL to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH(**IT IS NOW ESTIMATED BY BSO THAT THERE WERE 5,000 IN ATTENDANCE) Conservatives, Libertarians, Republicans, and Democrats, young and old, gathered to send a message not only to the Obama administration, but to the House and Senate. You'll see many of the messages being sent today as you view the pictures. We are hearing this has been an unprecedented event, even though we saw very little media at the Ft. Lauderdale Tea Party. That's okay. We in the blogosphere tend to get the story straight more often than the mainstream media, so we handled it just fine without them. 

This event was NOT about Fox News, as many on the left would have you believe. (even Fox was late in picking up these events. At least they have the integrity to report the actual news accurately) It was not about party affiliation. This event was about every single individual that was in attendance around the country. It was about making our elected officials begin listening to all of their constituents. Today was about the anger that Americans all over this nation are now feeling toward our elected leaders and the resistance to our elected representatives for passing these enormous spending bills against the will of the majority. They will pay in the next election, so they would do well to pay attention. 

I was moved this week as I prepared my daughter for the upcoming Tea Party. We read about the history that led up to the Boston Tea Party, and the history that followed. Our forefathers fought and died for the freedoms we now enjoy, and in just three short months, our President has begun openly trying to destroy capitalism. It's a scary thing, and anyone who thinks it isn't is just naive. 

We had buses to shuttle us to and from the Tea Party--and the government didn't even pay for them via ACORN.  Imagine that!

This is taken from the bus window as we were arriving. (about 45 min. early)  

The police presence was immense, (overkill, I'd say). I've never seen a more bored group of policemen. 

This is the early crew. We arrived about 45 minutes ahead of schedule, and already there were hundreds gathered on the corner of Broward Blvd. at the federal courthouse. There was a SMALL media presence, and they didn't hang around for long. (that was okay with us since they rarely get the story accurate in the first place) None of the local news stations led with the story at 11:00, which isn't surprising. I am not sure whether they did on the 5:00 and 6:00 news hours or not. (this was in huge contrast to the Haitian protests last year.  There were a handful of protesters at that event, yet the media portrayed it to be an enormous turnout)

At first, I thought this was a dissenter who had come to respectfully show her love for Obama. I was wrong. She wore her shirt to say that she did vote for Obama, but is FURIOUS with him for what he is doing, and who he turned out to be. It took guts for her to come, and many people were talking to her, wanting to hear what she had to say. 

What can I say? I guess they were looking for all those right wing terrorists DHS's Janet Napolitano is after. No, really they had to be there because we were in front of a federal courthouse. 

Above are the posters my family made. 

The Winchester, Virginia Tax Day Tea Party
was held in front of the courthouse in the walking mall in Old Towne. It is estimated that hundreds showed up there in spite of the nasty weather, which is remarkable. (hat tip, P. Bowers for sending in these pics!)

All in all, I'd say the Tax Day Tea Parties were a
huge success. It was heartwarming to see something that was only being chatted about on the internet a few months ago by a few people turn into this huge movement of people just like you and me who are fed up with the ever growing Government. It was peaceful, energizing, and downright FUN! Thanks to everyone who went...stay tuned, because this is just the beginning. For updates on other tea parties around the country, see this link and this link. To read an amazingly moving speech, "Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor", first given years ago by Rush Limbaugh's father, Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr., see this link.

Woodlands, Texas Tax Day Tea Party
(hat tip, J. Crane)

Lakewood Ranch/Sarasota, Florida Tax Day Tea Party 
(hat tip, K. Gay)

Tallahassee, Florida Tax Day Tea Party (hat tip Jason and Rachel for the pitcures!)

CALL TO ACTION: Let's get to Tea Partyin'!

Dissatisfied with the growing taxes under the Obama Administration? Ready to speak out? Here's your chance! I know, I know. Conservatives aren't the type to form picket lines, protests, and all that jazz. We're working people who actually have a life! However, with our country quickly being turned upside down by socialism, it's not okay anymore to site idly by while our country is being stolen from us by those who would destroy it. It's our duty as citizens of this great nation be informed, and to speak up and take our country back! The growing movement of Tea Parties around the nation is how we begin! Mainstream media outlets until now have completely disregarded the fact that tens of thousands are showing up for these non-violent protests. After all, we're conservatives and we don't deserve to be heard, right? WRONG. A few dozen paid ACORN protesters can show up and they get plastered all over the news as if there were thousands of them. (the fact that they get taxpayer money and are, therefore, supposed to be non-partisan is an issue that should be front and center, but of course, it isn't) So, here's your chance! MAKE your voices heard! Join us TODAY for THE TAX DAY TEA PARTIES being held all over this nation. Chances are, there's one being held right near you, and they need YOU! See this link to find one near you!

Moms 4 Sarah Palin will be joining the tea party in Ft. Lauderdale, from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Federal Building: 299 East Broward Blvd. (hat tip to Mr. Juan Hernandez for bringing this one to our attention!) Please join us there if you are in the area. See you there! (If you can't join us, look for the pictures on Wednesday night.)


**If you are attending one around the country, please leave a comment and tell us where!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

THIS Is Gonna Be Good!!!

I hate to push down my Tea Party headline, and we'll put it up again tomorrow, but I wanted to show you this. 

John Ziegler, who we fully support here for his great work on Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted, was arrested yesterday...and then UNarrested. I absolutely cannot wait for this lawsuit. I have no idea if  Ziegler is a rich man, but he will be very, very soon.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Punk Move: Obama Skulking In The Shadows...Again.

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week, you've heard about a rag-tag band of Somali pirates holding Captain Richard Phillips hostage on a small life boat. As riveting as the unfolding drama of the hostage situation has been, the Obama administration's response has been just as fascinating. I've been waiting for days to see how Obozo and his court jesters would spin their handling of this hostage matter. I must admit that I've been plagued by the specter of hay-seed former President Jimmy Carter and his wretched bungling of the Iranian hostage crisis. Admittedly, the Somali hostage situation is of a completely different composition than Carters crisis. But, I expected the same sort of vacillation and indecision from the Obozo court. 

Captain Phillips displayed the characteristics that have made and continue to distinguish Americans as unique and admirable in a world characterized by the conformist and the sickly pacifist. Not once, but twice, did Captain Phillips exercise a rugged individualism that refused to sit idly by and wait for a deus ex machina from "the One." Phillips displayed that uniquely American unction to deal with matters directly, foiling the plot of evil doers. If only Captain Phillips had had access to a .44 magnum, or, dare I say, an assault rifle. Here is a display of manly heroism which resulted in the reaffirmation of the efficacy of honor and courage in this age of shadow men and metrosexuals.  As Captain Phillips asserts, "I'm only the byline." Indeed, there were a cadre of heroic Americans at work, most noteably the U.S. Navy SEALS. 

The courage and competency of the SEALs is beyond the pale of question. As Captain Phillips plunged into the sea and made his way toward the grey battlements of a U.S Navy man-of-war, SEAL snipers leveled the precision machined tools of their trade to take aim upon the swarthy pates of men-turned-beast by the corruption of their souls. And, as any student of budo knows, the SEALs were motivated by the ancient maxim of "the life giving sword." So, the snipers fired with an unconscious competency, and three skulls burst into pink clouds, mute testament to the end of wicked men. The three pirates were condemned by their own actions and received the just recompense of their reward. The SEAL snipers acted with a honed mastery and with honor.  Meanwhile, their Commander-in-Chief skulked in the shadows.  

Throughout the building hostage crisis, the B. Hussein Obama administration refused to comment or provide Americans with a sense of leadership with regard to how U.S. military forces would be postured to engage the hostage situation. Obama hid behind the skirts of ham-face Gibbs and his flock of incompetents. As is typical of The One, Obama's position could not be discerned until after the outcome was settled. Only after heroes did their work, did the Obamastocracy "leak" reports of Obama's authorization of the use of deadly force. How convenient. Even up to Saturday, FOX News was reporting that the Obama administration's position was inscrutable. Of course! The cagey Chicago street thug was hedging his bets. Obama's lone talent is obfuscation. Aided by a pandering, fawning media establishment, Obama sidestepped the hostage issue until he could lay claim to a victory or scapegoat a debacle. This is not courage or leadership, but weakness masquerading as diplomacy. Of course, the main stream media propagates the White House spin. Oh yeah, Obama didn't bow and scrape like a thrall before a Muslim potentate; he stooped a bit to shake King Abdullah's hand! Check out the video, Obama could have licked King Abdullah's boots from his subservient position. I suppose I shouldn't gripe too much about the leader of the free world engaging in an act of thralldom; his middle name is HUSSEIN for a reason.  

The media will spin this hostage episode as a victory for the Obamastocracy. But, the truth of the matter is that it's a victory for Reaganesque rugged individualism; the same spirit that forged the Declaration and Constitution in the crucible of blood and sacred honor. 

"The only honorable response to violence is counter-violence. To surrender to extortion is a greater sin than extortion, in that it breeds and feeds the very act it seeks to avoid." Jeff Cooper: To Ride, Shoot Straight, And Speak The Truth.

See what others are saying. 

Thursday, April 09, 2009

A New Low Point, Even For The Mainstream Media

I got an email this morning from John Ziegler, referencing the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Journalism that Katie Couric will be presented with on April 15th, honoring her for the interview she did with Governor Sarah Palin. If you haven't already had the opportunity to see Ziegler's newly released video, Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected And Palin Was Targeted, I highly recommend you do so. It is an eye opening documentary about the mainstream media, and to what lengths they will go to dupe the American people. In the video, you will see just how bad the Katie Couric interview was, and how much was left on the editing room floor. This documentary simply sites the facts. That Katie Couric is being honored for ANYTHING, given her ratings, is astonishing...but that she is being honored for this interview is just one more reason why I know that mainstream journalism, as we know it, is dead, and why I know Sarah Palin is a huge threat to the liberal left.  

For Ziegler's op-ed piece on the subject,  read below or see this link

by John Ziegler, Documentary Filmaker
Posted on The Fox Forum, April 8, 2009

On April 15th, the “prestigious” (and apparently now openly liberal) USC Annenberg School for Communication will be presenting CBS “Evening News” anchor Katie Couric with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Journalism.

Now, for there to even be such a thing as an prize for “Excellence in Television Journalism,” in an age where a desperate thirst for ratings has caused most TV “news” to become little more than glorified infotainment, is a bit like passing out awards for fiscal responsibility to members of Congress. But for Katie Couric, the poster child of news as “infotainment,” to be the recipient of such an “honor” is like giving John Murtha or Barney Frank a trophy for frugal spending in Congress.

But what makes this situation so particularly galling is the specific reason why Couric is being honored for her “excellence in journalism.” Couric is being presented with the award for “Special Achievement for National Impact on the 2008 Campaign.”

What was it that Couric did that was so “special”? The judges singled her out solely for “her extraordinary, persistent and detailed multi-part interviews with Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.”

Of course, there is no disputing the fact that the perception created by Couric’s interview and the ensuing media and entertainment coverage of it clearly had an enormous impact on the 2008 presidential election. But is this the kind of “achievement” that journalism is supposed to be honoring? (If it is, shouldn’t the award really go to Tina Fey?) And is there any doubt that if Couric asked Palin the exact same questions and she had been viewed as performing well (or if one of her softball interviews with Barack Obama had brought down his candidacy) that there would be no awards for her from USC or anyone else of note?

It is obvious that Couric is being rewarded for the political result of her interview –the shooting down of a conservative superstar just in time to save the Obama campaign. It’s not about the “journalism” at all. But even that truth is not the most outrageous aspect of this absurdity. What’s even more absurd is that not only shouldn’t Couric be getting rewarded for her Palin interview, if we lived in a world where journalistic standards still mattered at all, she would have been roundly condemned for it.

How do I know this? Because I have devoted most of the last eight months of my life to telling the real story behind the media coverage of the 2008 election with my documentary
“Media Malpractice…How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted.” The focal point of my film is the exclusive interview I did with Governor Palin from her home in Wasilla where she reveals more than enough evidence to completely discredit Couric’s USC award.

Even though my Palin interview has gotten a ridiculous amount of media coverage, nearly every TV “journalist” has somehow missed the most important revelation regarding the Couric-Palin showdown. That dealt with how Couric’s agenda -driven obsession with trapping the governor on the abortion issue convinced Palin that she was in enemy territory and that nothing Couric asked was to be trusted or taken on face value.

Here are two clips on this specific topic from my interview with Palin.

Palin on Couric’s questioning of her about the abortion issue

Palin on disagreement with Couric over abortion

Abortion was not the only issue where Couric’s intentions were clearly not “journalistic” in nature. Here, Katie bizarrely asked Palin to give her an example of when John McCain had ever been in favor of tighter regulation in the financial realm other than his outspoken efforts with regard to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — which is was kind of like inquiring, “other than that Mrs. Lincoln how was the play?”

Couric’s question to Palin

But it wasn’t just the very odd tactic of taking by far the most important answer off the table (rendering the question meaningless except for its “gotcha” quality) that put this episode into the level of “Media Malpractice.” The way that the exchange between Palin and Couric was played on TV made it seem to many people (including at least one prominent FOX News reporter) that Palin could not answer the question at all and was only able to meekly respond, “I’ll have to get back to you on that one.”

Here, Palin says the false notion that she hadn’t cited the obvious “Fannie and Freddie” example wasn’t the only misimpression left by the editing of the CBS interview.

Palin on how the Couric interview was edited

Selective editing also left the impression (thanks to an in artful Palin attempt to actually answer the question the way Couric asked it) that the governor mistakenly thought that the Wall Street bailout bill was actually about “health care.”

Here is what really happened there:

Palin on being taken out of context

The most infamous moment of the Couric-Palin interview was the unforgettable, “What do you read?” question (and the very quick and not nearly as innocent as it might appear, “but which ones specifically, I’m curious…” Couric follow up). Here is Palin’s perspective on why her non-answer was so misunderstood:

Palin on the ‘what do you read' issue

Other than the abortion answer — which is key to unlocking the context of the Couric interview –the two Palin clips from my interview that have been vastly under-reported (obviously because they couldn’t possibly compete with the “substance” of the “catfight” clips involving Plain taking on Couric, Fey and Caroline Kennedy) deal with the overall magnitude of what transpired here and why anyone who cares about the truth or the nature of our news media should be open to the overwhelming evidence in my film, regardless of their political persuasion.

Palin on media’s “seek and destroy” mission against her candidacy

Palin on the state of the media

USC and Walter Cronkite should be embarrassed by this award to Katie Couric. Of course, it is quite possible they just don’t know the facts of why that is so obviously the case. I hope to take care of that ignorance (although I can’t do anything about the corresponding liberal agenda) on the day of the awards ceremony. While I was not able to get a ticket, I plan to be at the event handing out copies of “Media Malpractice” to any of the attendees who want to know the facts.

I am sure I will be received warmly. After all, isn’t getting the facts what journalism is supposed to be all about?

John Ziegler can be reached at and you can find out more about the film at