Thursday, April 30, 2009


So what do you do when the Mayor of one of your cities belong to the other party? Well, if you are Hugo Chavez, you simply give the mayor a coup! Sorry I haven't found an English link yet.

And the people just stand idly by...I don't know what is more shocking, that these caudillos still exist or that latinos have not yet learned the lesson.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

If you can't take the heat...

Switch Parties! I've never been a fan of Specter, but this is ridiculous. He had a different choice, he could've ran as an independent. Instead, he chooses to turn his back on a majority of his voters, because they are throwing their support behind a challenger.

Real classy Specter. In any case, I am glad that at least someone in congress is feeling challenged. Maybe this will create an accountability trend.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Right Wing Extremists

Update 2: Found the one on Lewtwing....will read and report.
Update: Read the report; figured out what's sparking the outrage. The problem with this report is the footnote on page two, in which Rigtwing Extremism is defined:
Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.
In my view this is too broad a definition, and this is what's sparking outrage across conservatives of all levels. I think the DHS needs to have a clearer and more specific definition of Rigthwing Extremism. In addition, they should release an equal report that concentrates on Leftwing Extremism which also flourishes in economy downturns by fiercely advocating union workers rights, also opposing free trade, also attacking banks, also believing in Jewish domination conspiracies and engaging in anti semitism, and anarchist actions which are antigovernment and reject federal government authority proposing a new world order.

I also find the report very "light" and not offering anything new or that is not common knowledge. What is the purpose of this report? Why link the shooting of the officers in Pittsburgh with this? Am I the only one who read the story where the Mom evicts the son, and calls the police so they can forcibly remove him?

Yes the guy was a wacko anti-semitic conspiracy theorist. But he didn't have a premeditated plan to kill those cops. He didn't call the cops so they'd come and he could have a shooting spree. His dog peed in his Mom's carpet. That's how that got started.

Look, Militia or White Supremacist groups are dangerous. We all know that. They flourish in downturn times as much as Anarchist Left Groups, we all know that. But I can't say this report is necessarily well intentioned. Not in particular with the current ridiculization on MSNBC of the "tea parties", the attacks on Limbaugh and Beck - which are not newcomers - and the Left wing Blogosphere blaming Right Wing rhetoric for the death of the Pittsburgh policemen. I'm not one to believe conspiracy theories, but this is clearly a Rovian tactic executed by Axelrod to discredid the conservatives as a whole. This is nothing more than fearmongering tactics in advance of the 2010 election. They are manipulating and preying upong peoples fears; fear the Republicans, fear the conservatives, elect the leftists!

I know there was a Leftwing Extremism report during the Bush years. I can't find it. If anyone finds it please send me the link; I'd like to compare the too.

Original Post
Wow! I'm a right wing extremist because of my beliefs? I had no clue. Is that what we are calling the opposition now, extremists? Are you kidding me?

Now, I haven't read the whole thing, but I will. However, the lack of specifics in this report is frightening. It gives the government to call all those right of center extremists. I wouldn't have a problem with this if it was equally applied to the left.

So I'm an extremist because I believe in fiscal conservatism and don't believe in abortion.

What the heck is this?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Interesting and true

I've always hated identity politics when they are based on ethnicity or the color of our skin. I find them counterproductive.

This whole thing about being different groups and victims of an oppressor just really doesn't go with me; I was never a fan of the victim mentality, and I abhor people who love to play victim. To me keeping people in the victim mentality is nothing more than taking the power away from a group to integrate and move forward. It's a subtle way of maintaining the oppression.

Klavan agrees and exposes his idea in a very concise editorial. My favorite quote is this:
Leftism, which sees people as victim groups rather than individuals, which sets us one against another according to the color of our skins rather than distinguishing us by the contents of our characters, which is so eager to manipulate our guilts and grievances in order to form bases of support for an ever-expanding state, has derailed the natural American movement—the natural human movement—toward assimilation and unity and replaced it with ghettoizing multi-culturalism and infantilizing “diversity.”
He is very right. Don't get me wrong, I don't mean to say that every leftist is purposely doing this. I'd venture that some leftists honestly believe they are helping people by this. Just like not all rightwingers are racists. Some of them are.

Both sides love to paint the other side with quite a WIDE brush. This was most noticeable during the Bush years...and it's continuing during the beginning of the Obama years. Where the left finds an incessant necessity to paint the right as wackos and parody all their actions, and the right is going into ODS much like the left went for BDS.

Still, through all this, I agree that leftism is racism. And we need to address if we truly want to help disadvantaged groups become part of society.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Tea Party

So I'm thinking about going and taking hubby with me. I've never EVER been part of a protest or any kind of civilian action, and I think this would be a great opportunity to see our freedom of expression and of opposition in action. I also think it would be a great picture opportunity as well.

So, should I stay or should I go?

Why Code Pink is a problem

The left embraced them as free anti Bush campaigning. What they failed to see then, was that Code Pink does not protest; they disrespect. They don't engage, they attack. They are not a positive force or energy for any type of political discourse. The left was too busy loving the attacks on Bush and the Republicans, to see into the future and how this could eventually become a problem.

The other day they stormed on stage while a business man was speaking; now they did it to "one of their own" White House National Economic Director Larry Summers.

Can someone please take care of these idiots so that they learn some manners?

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

GBDS - Glenn Beck Derangement Syndrome

Can someone please explain to me the rather recent hysteria among the liberals regarding Glenn Beck? I mean c'mon, the guy was on CNN for a while with his own show. Same guy, same stance.

Now because he has a president he disagrees heavily with all of a sudden Glenn Beck exists? Will the hysteria die over if a Republican president gets elected?

I just find this hilarious. It's as if the right would forget about Bill Maher and Keith Olbermann only because there is no president for them to criticize. Oh but wait, they criticize Republicans! Yes and Glenn Beck has been criticizing Democrats and Republicans since his CNN days.

Geez, get with the program people.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The Republican Budget Alternative

I'll be very clear, I was really pissed off when Boehner presented an alternative plan with no numbers.

So I'm glad to see the WSJ report that apparently they do have a plan with numbers now that looks drastically different from the POTUS budget.

The letter published in WSJ is still not specific enough for me, I'm sure the version on the floor is. However, I really hope that Republicans have learned from their mistakes and the abandonment of principles that led to losses in 2006 and 2008. I hope they learned that people elect them based on the platform, based on the hope of truly being a more efficient government.

I like the tax plan; I think it's fair. Some of you will come back with the trite statement that the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts benefit the wealthy. Maybe so. But the wealthy are NOT the only ones benefitted from those tax cuts. I have many middle class friends with kids that were GREATLY benefitted under the tax cuts; and so were we. The sliding scale seems fair to me, in particular when in certain places such as NYC require you to have a six figure salary to be middle class.

We'll see what happens with this budget fight, but as long as Republicans stay true to this statement
In the recent past, the Republican Party failed to offer the nation an inspiring vision and a concrete plan to tackle our problems with innovative and principled solutions. We do not intend to repeat that mistake. America is not the greatest nation on earth by chance. We earned this greatness by rewarding individual achievement, by advancing and protecting natural rights, and by embracing freedom. We intend to continue this uniquely American tradition
then we as citizens might actually end up with a budget that doesn't increase our debt, and actually starts reducing it.

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