This past Friday night, Bill Maher broke with tradition. Instead of just having a panel composed of three Leftist yes men who hang on his every word, Maher had a panel of two conservatives (Andrew Breitbart and Amy Holmes) and one progressive (Seth MacFarlane, the creator of The Family Guy).
Things were humming along quite nicely until the topic of health care came up. Maher seemed flummoxed by the fact Americans didn’t appreciate just how much President Obama had done for them by shoving ObamaCare down their throats. Here’s what he said:
“It would be popular if the Democrats would talk about it more.”
Genius! It’s all because that Obama just hasn’t given enough speeches about health care yet. There’s no other reaction possible to such gibberish than to roll one’s eyes.
Then, when Amy Holmes explained to Maher that the Democrats had “talked endlessly” about Obamacare, and “their agenda was rejected by the American people”, Maher had the following reply:
Here we go again.
This Sunday, seven Pastors in Tennessee, 4 of which are in the Nashville area, will endorse a number of candidates for office in this district (TN-05). Among the candidates endorsed will be former Mayor Bill Haslam who is currently running for Governor of the state and David Hall, a businessman who is aiming to oust Rep. Jim Cooper from his Congressional seat.
The article linked above calls it IRS baiting. I call it reasserting our civil rights. The article author looks at this from a one sided view citing “a line between church and state.”
But many mainstream churches recoil from the idea of erasing the line between church and state.[…]
Other ministers and organizations have weighed in on the subject, including Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
Land said the church endorses many of the ADF’s initiatives, but “we think the mixing of the sacred nature of the church with the exceedingly worldly nature of politics is … unseemly.”[…]
Lewis Lavine, president of the Center for Nonprofit Management in Nashville, is familiar with the balancing act churches and other nonprofit groups must maintain when they stray near the political arena.
“We have separation of church and state in this country for a reason,” Lavine said. “There should be parameters, and there should be common sense.”[…]
The ADF’s polar opposites, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, issued a statement this week calling pulpit-based lawbreaking “the worst idea ever.”
“Clergy serve as spiritual advisers, not political bosses. Pulpit politicking violates federal tax law and offends the vast majority of church-goers,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, the group’s executive director.
“The nation is already bitterly divided over politics this year. … Now, Religious Right political hacks want to haul that divisiveness into America’s houses of worship.
Of course, calling political opposition, Religious Right political hacks isn’t the least bit divisive, is it? Oh no, not divisive at all.
Most people who don’t live in a cave are probably somewhat familiar with the left’s recent attacks on Christine O’Donnell. First, it was that she was against masturbation in 1995, now it’s that she dabbled in witchcraft when she was in high school. (No, seriously, I’m not making this stuff up–these people are just that pathetic.)
Now, granted, Bill Maher (the man who first engaged in this attack on O’Donnell) is obviously trying to paint Christine O’Donnell as crazy or out of the mainstream, by implying that she’s some sort of a secret witch. (Wait–I’m confused. First she was a radical Christian who was against masturbation, and now, she’s a witch? Which one is it?) However, Bill Maher is one to talk about others being out of the mainstream. First of all, this guy is perpetually surrounded by a coterie of skanks, and his look is free-clinic chic, to say the least. Second of all, Maher dressed up as the Crocodile Hunter for Halloween, after the guy had tragically died from a stingray piercing his heart. To say that was “in bad taste” is the understatement of the millennium. And finally, Maher referred to Bristol Palin as a “Hillbilly Heroine” on his TV show (see embed below).
So, my response to people who say that we should take Bill Maher’s accusations of witchcraft seriously: really? We should listen to this degenerate with regard to which candidates we support?! (No I’m not shouting–I’m growling.)
[The above photo is of me and Tim Scott.]
This past Friday evening, a party was thrown in honor of Tim Scott’s forty-fifth birthday. As many of you are already aware, Mr. Scott recently won the Republican nomination for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District after a grueling and hard-fought race–therefore, this party was long over due. Many cool and interesting people were there, and a great time was had by all (of course). Let’s have a look at some of the pictures from the party, shall we?
The above picture is of me and two of Tim Scott’s aides (Brandon Rowland on the right in the white shirt and Dan Asdot on the left in the blue shirt)–who are real gentlemen, I might add.
The above photo is of me (with a piece of birthday cake in my hand) and Katherine Jenerette. She was one of Tim Scott’s primary opponents who graciously endorsed him. She has been called “the Sarah Palin of the South” by the liberal blogs (probably because she’s so obviously attractive). Jenerette has an honorable record as a Persian Gulf War veteran and is currently a US Army Reserve Officer. She is a class act, and I’m thinking that she probably will have a great political future in SC one day, but I digress.
A quick set of links that create a very ugly picture. For Democrats, that is.
Democrats against tax hikes. One commenter said it right:
Either the tax cuts are wrong or they’re right. You spend half the year calling them “George Bush’s evil tax cuts”, then the other half of the year saying they need to be extended. All so you can keep your jobs. It isn’t the raising or not raising the taxes that are going to send you all packing (well, not only that). It’s the lying, two-faced, pandering that you all do.
They were against it before they were for it before they were against it. Who knew? Isn’t this kind of what happens when you vote on something you can’t be bothered to read? And they think we’re the dummies.
There’s not enough money to fix this problem, Ms. Speaker. Few seats are safe these days. If by some chance, the Democrats do retain a majority in the House, there are some who want to see Pelosi de-gavelled. It seems John Dennis isn’t the only one who thinks of Pelosi this way:
You can smell the desperation in the air.
Predictably backwards considering the left-stream media plus President Obama have made it so. Now, we can add Mike Castle (R-DE), supposedly right-wing though his record doesn’t reflect that, among others:
The problem here is: Just who is listening to whom?
The left-stream media has operated for decades on the premise that they shape opinion. But they ran into a problem along the way: Common sense. Common sense told the “unwashed masses” that the media was lying as they played the “nothing to see here, move along” card. But the media didn’t get it. They are now on a suicide course of political activism.
Common sense tells us that the left-stream media isn’t listening to its audience though that audience is rejecting vocally and tacitly the media’s spin. Continue reading
[The above photo is of me and Vodkapundit–aka, Stephen Green.]
This past weekend, FreedomWorks put on a national blogger conference in Washington D.C. called BlogCon, that was open to all bloggers who wanted to attend. Tabitha Hale, the brains behind BlogCon who put the whole thing together, really outdid herself. (All attendees should participate in a quiet “golf clap” for Tabitha.)
Folks, I had a blast this past weekend. Seriously, if any of you ever get the opportunity to attend a national blogging conference like BlogCon, I highly suggest going. In fact, there are three very good reasons to attend BlogCon next year (or any similar national blogging conference in the future). So, without much fanfare and ado, let’s get right to it.
This video has absolutely nothing to do with politics; however, it is teh awesome. Besides, it never hurts to take an occasional time-out from politics and just have some fun. Enjoy the video below–it is guaranteed to make you smile.
PS–Consider this an open thread, so feel free to drop in any of your random thoughts or ideas.
This diary was originally posted on The Minority Report.