Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lee Dewyze is My American Idol!


Its down to the final 2, Lee Dewyze and Crystal Bowersox. I think Mama Sox is a great singer, but I like Lee's voice better and the type of music he sings. He reminds me of David Cook and Chris Daughtry.

The KC Star mentioned last week that Dewyze might get some of the "Cougars for Cook" vote, and yes, that would be me ;-)). According to Dial Idol, Lee is in the lead, but you never know until you hear the actual results. Tonight will be an exciting night, especially since it will be Simon Cowell's last night on the show.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

McClanahan Hits Another Home Run!


Cartoon Credit: Glenn McCoy

E. Thomas McClanahan writes editorials for the KC Star. I often highlight the majority of his articles and reference them on my radio show. McClanahan's latest column, Let’s cut the euphemisms and speak the truth is no exception. As I was reading it, several times I wrote notes in the margin. I've included these extra comments in blue in the excerpts below:
Attorney General Eric Holder was having a bad day. He was sitting at one of those tables before a congressional panel, looking up at his inquisitors. One of them tossed what should have been a softball.

Were the three terrorist attacks that have taken place since Obama’s inauguration motivated by “radical Islam?”

Holder lapsed into two minutes of agonizing, anal-retentive quibbling. Was it radical Islam? Well, it was a “variety of reasons.” Could one of those reasons be radical Islam? “I don’t want to say anything negative about a religion …”(Are you kidding me?????) And back and forth, until the questioner, Republican Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, finally gave up.

Why is this so hard for these people? Why does Janet Napolitano have so much trouble saying “terrorism,” and instead reaches for gobbledygook constructions like “man-caused disasters”? Why did she say “overseas contingency operations” when what she meant was “war.” The administration’s latest linguistic contortion is CVE, or “countering violent extremism.”

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Then there’s President Obama, who famously cheapened the notion of American exceptionalism by saying, well, sure, he’s for it. “I believe in American exceptionalism — just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism,” he said. (Unbelievable!!!)
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His conclusion:
As the writer Joel Kotkin noted, we are the first “world nation.” Virtually every ethnic group and nationality has found a home here. It’s hard to see why the president has such a problem with the broad, hopeful, human story that this implies — or why the people he hired are so tongue-tied when asked to explain why it must be defended.(Amen!!!)
I hate to beat a dead horse, but again this is exactly why I supported Rudy for president. The thought of handing National Security over to a bunch of liberals scared the hell out of me, and its even worse than I had imagined. Can you see Rudy having a hard time with phrases like, "American Exceptionalism", "Radical Islam", "War"??? If someone had told the American people it would be like this while Obama was running for president, everyone would've said they were nuts.

Yet, here we are with a President and his administration who will not only sit down and talk to terrorists and dictators, but he then snubs our allies. As McClanahan asks, "Why does Obama have such a problem with the broad, hopeful, human story of America?"

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Arlen Specter Gets the Boot!!



Arlen Specter went down last night, not in a general election, but in a primary. I would've preferred it to have been 6 years ago, but better late than never!! I have never been a fan of Specter, whether he was calling himself a "Republican" or a "Democrat".

He lost to U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak who will face Republican Pat Toomey in the fall. Toomey deserved that seat in 2004, but we'll take 2010 ;-)!!

Other Primary Results:
--Rand Paul beats his opponent in Kentucky! He is being labeled the 1st Tea Party Candidate. I have to be honest, the son of Ron Paul makes me extremely nervous. Here is to hoping that he is a lot more normal and a little less insane than his father.

--Conservative Tim Burns Concedes~~Bummer! This was a race I was looking forward to and hoping he would pull off.


Newt Gingrich weighs in with some predictions:
~~Obama has about a 20% chance of getting re-elected and is the closest thing to Jimmy Carter he's seen

~~House Republicans will pick up “somewhere between 40 and 65 or 70 seats” — enough to gain control of the House. John Boehner will be speaker in January.

~~Republicans may even be able to take over the Senate if they can beat Barbara Boxer in California

Related:
~~My thoughts on the May 18th primary results

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Stunner: China Accuses U.S. of Human Rights Violations!


China is one of the biggest human rights violators in the world. So, the fact that they have the audacity to criticize a free country that protects human rights is beyond the pale.

When I first heard this, I thought it would be laughable if it weren't so sickening. The Obama administration brought this on by apologizing for the Arizona immigration law.

Flopping Aces concludes his post this way:
I’m guessing the ambassador won’t say a peep about this. Why should he? He works for a man who lives and breathes anything Anti-American. Every person brought into the administration knew what Obama was about, and the multiple apology tours have just reinforced the truth. Ayers, Wright, Meeks and so on, ooze their hatred for this country, and they were his teachers.

Which has finally led us to our State Department apologizing to one of the worst human rights violators on this planet about one of our States having the audacity to actually try to stop illegal immigration by enforcing the law already on the books.

Imagine that!

Monday, May 17, 2010

2010 Clay County Republican Lincoln Days!



Quote of the night--
"John Ashcroft makes Eric Holder look like a Mall Cop!"~~Chris Stigall
Chris Stigall hosted his 8th and last Lincoln Days for the year, in his own county, Clay County.


It was another great night, thanks in large part to the Central Committee's chairman, Ben Wierzbicki.



The night opened up with awards given to two of the most deserving legislators, not only in Clay County, but in all of Missouri. Rep. Doug Ervin has term limited out and Rep. Tim Flook is not seeking re-election. Rep. Jerry Nolte presented the award to Rep. Tim Flook and Rep. Bob Nance presented the award to Rep. Doug Ervin.


Chris Stigall then did two short interviews with former ambassadors. The first was Ambassador to Afghanistan Tom Schweich. Schweich talked about one of his areas of expertise, Afghanistan. He did a great job and he is now running for Missouri State Auditor.


The second was Ambassador to Luxembourg Ann Wagner, who also used to be the Chair of the Missouri Republican Party for six years, from 1999 until 2005, and Co-chair of the Republican National Committee for four years.

After her interview with Chris, she gave some remarks of her own. She told a compelling story of an incident that happened in Luxembourg, reminding us of why we don't want America to go the way of Europe. She then announced that she was now the chair of Roy Blunt's campaign for Kit Bond's senate seat. She talked about how crucial the elections are going to be in November. A loose paraphrase of my favorite line of hers is when she said, if you don't have skin in the game, you lose your passion. She was reminding us to get out there and get some skin in the game and have passion for the principles that we believe in.


Rep. Roy Blunt himself was up next. He talked about the article in the KC Star from last Thursday. It talked about early polls showing that Blunt already has an 8 point lead over Robin Carnahan. What was Carnahan's reason for this? She said that the public isn't engaged in the race yet. Meanwhile, Carnahan's campaign has spent $2 million trying to demonize Blunt over being against the Cap and Trade bill. How much more will they have to spend before people will be engaged ;-)?

Blunt's conclusion was, "I think freedom is going to win, and I need you to help me." Again, I was impressed with Blunt personally as I was the last time I met him. He went out of his way to talk to everyone in the room and shake their hand and really talk to them.



Finally, the main speaker, John Ashcroft got up to speak. I am such a huge fan of Ashcroft, for so many reasons. This is the second time I've heard him speak, and he was even better this time than the last.

He thanked us for being there because of how important it is for good people to be involved in politics. He talked about American Exceptionalism and how freedom is the special catalyst. He said that America must continue to distinguish itself and not be europeanized. The United States of America and American Exceptionalism is worth defending. He hoped we didn't take the blessings of our country for granted and that we would participate and work hard to make sure our principles are kept.

He made so many great points, I was wanting to cheer and stand every other sentence. He had so much passion for what he was saying. My favorite part was when he talked about how foolish it was to "reach across the aisle". He talked about how anytime he tried to do that, he got bit. It was nice to hear someone tell it like it really is with out being concerned about political correctness.




The night ended with several more awards. Shawna Searcy received the Clay County Woman of the Year and Jeff Roe got the Clay County Man of the Year award. They were both surprised, but not as shocked as Ben Wierzbicki was when Jeff Roe presented him with the Man of the Decade award.

Previously:
2009 Clay County Republican Lincoln Days!
2008 Clay County Republican Lincoln Days!
2007 Clay County Republican Lincoln Days!

May 17th Edition of Conservatism With Heart!


Some of the articles and topics I will be discussing:
--Pop Culture Update
--2010 Clay County Republican Lincoln Days
--My Letter to Jason Whitlock!
--Great Black Patriots
--Too many others to list, make sure to tune in...
--And more...

To be a part of the show, call in, toll-free 1-877-864-4869!!

To listen to podcasts of my previous shows, go here!

Friday, May 07, 2010

My Letter to Jason Whitlock!


I have sung Jason Whitlock's praises numerous times on this blog. He was one of the few voices of reason during the "Jena Six Case" and during the Don Imus Controversy.

He usually writes a Sports column for my local paper, the KC Star. Yet, recently he has started writing a weekly opinion column called, Independent Thoughts. He has come out swinging against conservatives in his last two columns.

He viciously attacks Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and the millions of people that like them in his April 28th column. I will set Beck aside (since I have issues with him myself), but I take offense at the accusations towards Palin and Limbaugh.

Palin is supposed to be Al Sharpton's counterpart and Limbaugh is Louis Farrakhan's. He calls them "right-wing poverty pimps" and accuses them of "baiting racial distrusts". If our society were different, he says he is sure that they would speak more "plainly and crudely about race as black demagogues". They don't have "positions of integrity" or any "semblance of intellect".

Meanwhile, for those of us who listen and agree with Limbaugh and Palin, we are idiots, and "only the disingenuous fail to hear the race-based undertones and calls for unrest." We are also called "misguided followers" and of course, capitalism is to blame for the fact that there isn't "fairness and responsibility in broadcast journalism". Yes, if we only lived in Cuba and had Fidel Castro dictating to us what we were allowed to broadcast, our socialist utopia could be achieved!!

Yet, while Whitlock accuses me of being an idiot, disingenuous and misguided, he admits that not only does he avoid the political system, he doesn't even vote.

I not only vote in every election, I have been volunteering on political campaigns since 2004. I wonder which one of us has the right to complain about the state our country is in right now?


Also, I just got to hear Sarah Palin this past Saturday at the Independence Events Center and I heard no race baiting, but maybe that is just because I'm an idiot. Perhaps, Whitlock could provide some actual examples in his next column.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Winning America Back--Part 2-Pictures!


Darla Jaye does Q&A with Fred Thompson!


Marjorie Dannenfelser (President of the Susan B. Anthony list)


Kris Kobach (Constitutional Scholar)


Chris Stigall (710 KCMO Talk Show Host)


JC Watts


Darla Jaye (980 KMBZ Talk Show Host)


Singer Jon David


Sarah Palin


Chris Stigall with Q&A for Sarah Palin


Some of my friends and I at the conference!

Monday, May 03, 2010


Some of the articles and topics I will be discussing:
--Pop Culture Update
--Sarah Palin Event
--Why Arizona Drew a Line
--Oklahoma and Abortion
--Good Samaritan Left To Die On NYC Sidewalk
--Too many others to list, make sure to tune in...
--And more...

To be a part of the show, call in, toll-free 1-877-864-4869!!

To listen to podcasts of my previous shows, go here!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Winning America Back with Sarah Palin, JC Watts and Fred Thompson!!


I had a great time at the Independence Events Center this past Saturday at the Winning America Back Conference!

I got to hear some great speakers:
~~Jeri Thompson
~~Fred Thompson
~~Marjorie Dannenfelser (President of the Susan B. Anthony list)
~~Kris Kobach (Constitutional Scholar)
~~JC Watts
~~Sarah Palin

Also, both Darla Jaye from 980 KMBZ and Chris Stigall spoke and did question and answer sessions. I have heard Chris speak many times and am a huge fan and am always impressed. Yet, I had never really heard Darla Jaye much, and I have to say I really enjoyed her.

Fred Thompson did a better job than I expected and I really enjoyed getting to see him in person. He reminds me of Dick Cheney with his dry wit and he was very endearing and had great things to say.

Kris Kobach really blew me out of the water. He has been so demonized by the left (which is what the left does when they are scared of someone) that I didn't know what to expect. He knew exactly what he was talking about (without a teleprompter) and he was so captivating that you enjoyed every minute of it. I hope Kansas is smart enough to vote him in as their next Secretary of State.

I am such a huge fan of JC Watts that I was really looking forward to getting to hear him speak. However, I was fortunate enough to snag a VIP ticket the day before the conference which enabled me to get my picture with Sarah Palin. I was ecstatic, but that ended up meaning I was in line for that while Watts was speaking. I got to hear the end of his speech and the Q&A, but it was worth it to meet Sarah and the 1st Dude and to get my picture with her.

Sarah Palin did a great job in her speech and was so encouraging. One of her best lines:
“You don’t need an office. You don’t need a title. And, you don’t need a TelePrompter to make a difference.”
Related Links:
~~Thousands Line Up to See Sarah Palin in Kansas City
~~Fred Thompson on Obama: When His True Thoughts & Feelings Come Out, That Concerns Me More Than Anything Else (Video)
~~Republican Congressional Candidate Stephen Broden: “Michael Steele, You Are Wrong!” (Video)
~~Sarah Palin: You Don’t Need an Office, Or a Title, Or a TelePrompter To Make a Difference (Video)
~~Winning America Back Conference With Sarah Palin
~~Pastor Stephen Broden on Michael Steele: “Michael Steele is Wrong.”
~~Key to U.S. prosperity is energy security, Palin says during speech in Independence
~~I will post pics of the event soon