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The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn't so. – Ronald Reagan

Category: Political correctness

Why don’t liberals ever learn?


While liberals claim to be the guardians of tolerance; and are always quick to put up their battle cry of “Intolerance” when anyone speaks their mind about things with which liberals disagree. The reality is that their tolerance is only for those who agree with their point of view, for these liberal hypocrites, tolerance is a one-way street. Two recent examples are the recent hoopla over the comments of Dan Cathy, the CEO of Chick-Fil-A who committed the sin of stating his belief in the traditional, no “Biblical”, definition of marriage. Oh the liberals began screaming that this man was a hate monger and of course began a push to boycott Chick-Fil-A restaurants.

Let’s not forget that there was also a controversy stirred up over comments made by Rush Limbaugh a few months ago, when he called a female college student a whore and a slut. This was after she gave some self-serving statements to a group of congressional Democrats, gathered up by Nancy Pelosi, into a pseudo-committee hearing, with the expressed purpose of getting the young woman’s comments in the congressional record, as well as in front of the news media. This was Pelosi’s end run after a real congressional committee declined to allow the student to testify on behalf of taxpayer-funded birth control, because she was not an expert witness. Liberals, even those who had publically called Conservative women like Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman those same names with complete impunity, screamed for Limbaugh’s head.

So what do these two seemingly different events have in common? Simple, in both cases the (in)tolerant left attempted to organize boycotts. With Limbaugh, the left pressured advertisers to drop their advertising on Limbaugh’s number one rated radio program or be boycotted. With Chick-Fil-A they called for people not to patronize the fast food chain. The result in both cases was not only a complete failure to get their way, but the attempted boycotts backfired and the outcomes were the opposite of what the liberals had wanted.

In the Limbaugh case, some advertisers bowed to the pressure applied by the left, and those advertisers ultimately paid a heavy price for their actions. One example is Carbonite, an online data backup service provider, whose CEO now admits that dropping advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show hurt their bottom line much more than expected, and many other advertisers who dropped their ads have indicated similar negative results. At the same time, the number of advertisers wanting to get on the Limbaugh show actually grew as a result of the controversy, with Limbaugh turning many away, and refusing to take back those who quickly saw the error of their ways.

Now, when the leftist media twisted the words of Dan Cathy, the CEO of Chick-Fil-A, from an endorsement of traditional marriage, into a make-believe gay-bashing story, they only succeeded in putting their feet in their collective mouths. These talking heads and their mindless followers still haven’t learned that they are the minority in this country. That their ideas are not those of the majority of Americans and that this otherwise “silent” majority will drown out the screaming liberals with their money, supporting those with whom they agree, and starving out those who don’t share their values or try to coerce them.

When the media and the LGBT crowd screamed for a boycott of Chick-Fil-A, the backlash was swift and I’m sure surprising to these nit-wits who just won’t learn from history. When the media firestorm erupted, former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, started a campaign to support the beleaguered chain with a “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation day” to be held on August 1st. The result was staggering; with the chain seeing  record-breaking sales on Wednesday, including many locations actually running out of food.  Read about it here  & here.  Not surprisingly, the mainstream media has been all but silent about this incredible show of support.

What I do find surprising is that other corporations are stupid enough to get in on the wrong side of the issue. A Wendy’s franchise owner with 86 locations in North and South Carolina had a number of their stores put up “”We stand with Chick-fil-A” signs. But when word got out, Wendy’s corporate officials put pressure on the franchisee to remove the signs, and later those same officials sent an email to WBTV, in Charlotte, North Carolina saying…  

“This is one independent franchisee’s personal opinion. We are proud to serve customers of varied races, backgrounds, cultures and sexual orientation, with different beliefs and values, bearing that in mind, this franchisee has decided to remove the messages from his restaurant signs.”

What these corporate dorks fail to understand is that Chick-Fil-A is likewise proud to serve all their customers without regard to any of those stated differences. The franchisee that showed support for Chick-Fil-A is far more in step with public sentiment, and a truly inclusive mind-set, than the corporate dorks who sent that email.

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More blatant media bias on CNN and Hypocrisy from the left


As if we needed any more evidence of the liberal bias of the mainstream media, one need only look at this recent CNN report on Sarah Palins’ recent visit to a Chick-Fil-A restaurant. In case you’ve been in a coma for the past month, Chick-Fil-A is under fire by the left for “Anti-Gay” remarks by it’s CEO. As for the bias, the CNN report on Palin is preceded by the song “Stupid Girls” by Pink, played I’m sure, in case you didn’t already dislike the conservative spokeswoman, such background music should help mold your opinion. I wonder what the chances are that their next report about Joe Biden will be accompanied by Keith Urban’s song “Stupid Boy”?  

You see the liberal media, the bleeding hearts who get all their information from them, and of course the gay rights types, are screaming about the anti-gay remarks made by the CEO of the successful restaurant chain. The hoopla is all centered on remarks made during a Fathers Day radio interview with Chick-Fil-A CEO, Dan Cathy. Mr. Cathy’s crime? He spoke out about traditional marriage.

The truth is, and you won’t get it from the MSM, is that Mr. Cathy didn’t say a single word about gay marriage, homosexuality or anything of the like, he simply stated the following…

“We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit,” he said. “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. … We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.”

But to hear it from the press, the gay rights types and their ilk, he was bashing gays and gay marriage. I think his biggest mistake was in believing that he lives in a country where he can share his beliefs and operate his company on biblical principles without becoming the object of hatred from the left. How foolish of him to believe that “tolerant liberals” would allow this diversion from their prescribed rules of behavior without a scene. Doesn’t he realize that liberals are only tolerant of others if you don’t disagree with them? For a crowd who loves to lecture the rest of us on tolerance, these hypocrites show none toward anyone who has the audacity to make statements that they disagree with.

For these leftists, freedom of speech and religion (or lack thereof) is only for them. To disagree with their views is to commit suicide by press, but I think Chick-Fil-A will get the last laugh. They couldn’t possibly afford the free advertising they are getting over this silly controversy, and in the end, I believe that the vast majority of Americans believe in the same values Mr. Cathy does.

Remember “Anyone but Obama in 2012!”

RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY!


Every time I think that the morons running the federal government couldn’t be any more stupid, they surprise me again. Thanks to the Obama Department of Homeland Security’s latest directives, when a border patrol agent is confronted by an armed aggressor in public, they are now being directed to “Run awayand hide or throw things at the gunman”. [Read more here]

 Are you kidding me? Throw things at some mutant with a gun? How many more casualties like Brian Terry will the Border Patrol rack up with a policy like this? It’s bad enough that Obama has surrounded himself with Radicals, Socialists, Communists, and Domestic Terrorists, to name but a few of his friends and advisors. But these morons are so PC and afraid of upsetting the flow of illegal voters from south of the border, that they are putting these agents at a serious disadvantage and further endanger the civilians that these agents should be able to protect.

 God knows that if I’m walking down the street somewhere and some drug smuggler opens up with an AK-47 I want those well-trained rock throwers close by to defend me and those around me. I’m surprised that the DHS doesn’t just direct the agents to turn in their weapons and save the taxpayers the cost of all that ammo. I mean why pay for guns & ammo if they can’t use them? Perhaps Ms. Napolitano would prefer these agents carry water pistols, and of course for those particularly dangerous incursions, they would be allowed a Super Soaker in the trunk of their vehicle. Hey… it makes as much sense as this latest directive.

 The seemingly unending string of moronic, despotic and unconstitutional crap that has sprung forth from the Obama administration this past three and a half years should convince any reasonable person to vote for “Anyone but Obama” this November. I saw a bumper sticker awhile back that should be widespread it said… “That Obama Sticker on your car should say… I’M STUPID!” I couldn’t agree more.

It’s time to bring our troops home.


First, to those of you who have asked if I’ve given up this blog, the answer is no. I was gone for nearly a week the first of the month, then had so many other things going that I just didn’t have time to keep up with my sources and then write this blog. But after reading a story this morning, I felt it was high time to get back to it.

An article in Tuesday’s Army Times (here) titled, “Combat warrants limit raids, cause worry over leaks” absolutely blew my mind. I have often said that what our military is asked to do these days is nothing more than be a policemen to the world. This article is just more proof of this fact. Now our troops must have warrants to conduct their operations? It’s obvious to me from the way the conflict in Afghanistan is going, that this country has lost its will and its know-how to fight and win a war. Requiring our troops to have warrants (issued by the Afghan government of course) before conducting patrols and raids is just plain insanity. Why not just put up signs announcing our intentions and give the enemy plenty of warning to set up a better defense?

The Afghan government has done nothing but proven itself to be totally corrupt organization, therefore the chance of our strategic planning being leaked to the very people we are looking for is almost assured. When you think back to World Wars I and II, we allowed the generals who knew what they were doing to conduct those wars as they found necessary to win. We fought on countless fronts and still won those wars in a matter of 4 and 6 years respectively. Since Vietnam, it’s the politicians in Washington and a bunch of dimwitted armchair generals who run these wars and ultimately lose them for us. Their silly rules of engagement and political correctness only unnecessarily drag these conflicts out to a decade or more and cost the lives of thousands of American soldiers for what usually amounts to nothing.

I will admit that in Iraq, we managed to topple a dictatorship and bring to justice perhaps the worst mass murderer since Adolf Hitler. Even there the loss of life was far worse than was necessary to accomplish the goal, had the generals been allowed to run the war instead of the politicians. Despite the fact that this country has completely forgotten how to fight a war to win, it is these same politicians who continually drag us into one after another. Virtually always resulting in heavy casualties to our troops and usually an overall lack of meeting the objectives that were stated in the first place. If we have no will to win, and our hands are tied by silly rules, then it’s time to exit and let the Afghan forces deal with their own problems and prevent the loss of any more American lives.

Rob