Sunday, April 29, 2012

Exploding Cigars

If you need a good laugh, and who doesn’t these days, do yourself a favor and read Mark Steyn’s latest piece.  Here’s the money quote:

“The exploding cigars are revealing not merely of Democrat hypocrisy but of a key difference in worldview between liberals and conservatives.”

Photoshop™ Of The Day: Keep The Change

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The 2012 Nerd Prom For Jug Ears

Jimmy Kimmel and the errand boy sent by grocery clerks roasted the Secret Service, Washington's political and media elite at the 98th annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday night at the Washington Hilton.

Looking ahead to the next four years, Da Preezy of the United Steezy mused, "In the first term I sang Al Green.  In my second term, I'm going with Young Jeezy." (First Lady Michelle Obama nodded in approval.)

Shannon Bream tweeted a memorable catchphrase:  “There’s a term for President Obama…Maybe not TWO terms.”

And what we’ve all thought when Kimmel joked, "It doesn't matter if you're black, like President Obama, or white, like President Obama, or red, like President Obama's agenda."

Klavan And Whittle Give Obama The MST3K Treatment

Jim Treacher, the guy who sicced the world on Obama for eating dog writes, “For the one or two non-nerds reading this, that stands for Mystery Science Theater 3000, the show that played awful old movies while some guys heckled them. Here are Bill Whittle and Andrew Klavan doing the same thing to The Road We’ve Traveled, the Obama campaign’s ridiculous, lie-filled, Tom Hanks-narrated propaganda film.”

Da Preezy of the United Steezy

Is the errand boy sent by grocery clerks cool?  No, indeed he is not.  The corporate-controlled media is hard at work trying to get the Preezy of the United Steezy reelected.
President “Cool” recently appeared on the Jimmy Fallon show to “prove” his coolness, but instead gave the appearance of utter desperation while diminishing the office of the president.  Fallon thought his schtick was funny and Obama was chasing the youth vote.
Is Obama cool?  I’d be a helluva lot more impressed with him if he was merely competent—something he is not.  He’s all microphone and teleprompter—no message.  The question to ask is:  If you have nothing to say, does it matter that you have endless venues in which to say it?
The once-smitten-with-The-One, Peggy Noonan writes, “There is a growing air of incompetence around Mr. Obama’s White House. It was seen again this week in Supreme Court arguments over the administration’s challenge to Arizona’s attempted crackdown on illegal immigration. As Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News wrote, the court seemed to be disagreeing with the administration’s understanding of federal power: ‘Solicitor General Donald Verrilli…met resistance across ideological lines…Even Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the court’s only Hispanic and an Obama appointee, told Verrilli his argument is ‘not selling very well.’  This follows last month’s embarrassing showing over the constitutionality of parts of ObamaCare.”

Emerging from her stupor, Noonan continues, “It’s interesting that the Obama campaign isn’t using what incumbent presidents always sooner or later use, either straight out or subliminally. And that is ‘You know me. I’ve been president for almost four years; you don’t know that other guy.’”

You know why the campaign is not saying “You know me.” It’s because we do know him and we haven’t liked what we’ve lived through from Jump Street.

This post was linked at The Other McCain.  Thanks, Smitty.

The Devil’s Workshop Is Now Hiring

Saul Alinsky dedicated his book, Rules for Radicals, to Lucifer.

“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history...the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”

I received an email the other day from blogger friend Smitty of The Other McCain.  In it he asked, “How about putting Axelrod on Axl Rose?  I'm envisioning some story about the pressure of polishing the Obama Administration turd getting too great, and he snaps, and forms a band called Confiscated Guns and Subsidized Roses.”

On CNN’s State of the Union last Sunday, Candy Crowley read off a laundry list of scandals to Obama strategist David Axelrod who then tried to spin Obama’s record on good governance.

CROWLEY:  “Let me ask you in the broader sense, so you’ve got the GSA, the Secret Service scandals, you have had sort of an ongoing thing about government money that was given to Solyndra, the solar power company that went bankrupt and how they got the backing that they did. You've had Fast and Furious, the ATF scandal that Eric Holder has been working on. Do you think that the totality of that hurts the president?”

The mistakes are legion.  Does anyone see how this regime can recover from its growing litany of scandals?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Senator Who Became A Sellout

Boehner’s Savvy: Obama Inventing A Fight Where There Isn’t One

Speaker Boehner announced that the House will vote on a $5.9 billion bill Friday, April 27th to extend the current interest rates on federal student loans.  
The GOP will offset its cost with money from what they dub a “slush fund” in the Democrats’ 2010 health care law
In a hastily called press conference Boehner said, “Today I’m pleased to announce that on Friday the House will vote on a bill to extend the current interest rate on federal student loans for one year. We will pay for this by taking money from one of the slush funds in the president’s health care law.”
“You know, this week the president’s traveling the country on the taxpayers’ dime, campaigning and trying to invent a fight where there isn’t one, and never has been one on this issue of student loans. We can and will fix the problem without a bunch of campaign-style theatrics,” said Boehner.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Take Me Out To The Ballgame So I Can Boo The Errand Boy Sent By Grocery Clerks

“Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.”—Babe Ruth

It was a bright, sunshiny day as Red Sox fans celebrated their 100 years of yesterdays at Fenway Park.  More than 200 Hall of Famers poured out of the tunnel to the delight of those in attendance.  All the greats—Jim Rice, Carlton Fisk, Carl Yastrzemski, Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd, Bill “Spaceman” Lee, Bill Buckner, Luis Tiant, Pumpsie Green, Johnny Pesky and Bobby Doerr.

Maestro John Williams composed and conducted a special tribute, “Fanfare for Fenway” for the 100th anniversary followed by “The Star Spangled Banner” and a flyover by vintage World War II planes.

Then, like so many other times over the past three-and-a-half years, the American people had their day spoiled with “a few” words from the current occupier of the Oval Office.

One website reported that he delivered a video message recognizing the centennial amid a chorus of boos.

The video embedded with the piece is dubious because the uniforms are wrong, the game is obviously a night game and the audio of POTUS’s message is absent.  

Nevertheless, Allahpundit received an update from a reader who was at the game and he informs us:
“I was at the Red Sox game yesterday and can confirm the reported booing occurred, mixed with cheers at about a 50/50 ratio I’d say.”
“I think the reason there’s no video is because of the timing. The opening ceremony, which lasted about an hour, had officially ended and the game had begun. Most people, myself included, had stowed their phones and settled in for the game.” 
“Obama’s message was brief, perhaps 10 seconds long, and began to play, I believe, after the first inning or half inning. It took me (and likely most others) by surprise, so there was little opportunity to catch the moment on video. As it turned out, there were other prerecorded messages played all game long between innings. Obama’s was just the first, and the only one booed. Most, if not all, of the other messages played were from people with Boston roots (e.g., Conan O’Brien, Dennis Leary, Mark Wahlberg), and they all received favorable reactions from the crowd.”
Since it is clear that no video exists, the graphic associated with this post is my interpretation of the very blue state boobirds’ thoughts on the man who can’t even throw a baseball like a man.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

No Greek Columns For You This Time Buddy

POTUS’s hometown rag, The Chicago Tribune, printed a piece entitled “Of Silver Spoons and Greek Columns: Obama, Romney Clash.”

From the article we read:
“Obama, a Democrat, and Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, outlined the weaknesses they saw in each other's economic plans in dueling speeches in Ohio and North Carolina.”
"’I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth,’ Obama said at a community college outside Cleveland, in a not-so-subtle dig at Romney's fortune, which is estimated at up to $250 million.”
In Charlotte, the site of the 2012 DNC convention, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney reminded his supporters that the errand boy sent by grocery clerks is leading America down the same disastrous path as the bankrupt country of Greece.

"One thing I am convinced that you are not going to see at the Democratic convention, you're not going to see President Obama standing alongside Greek columns. He is not going to want to remind anybody of Greece. He doesn't want to remind anyone of Greece because he has put us on a road to become more like Greece," said Romney.

"With trillion dollar deficits each of the years he has been in office, with forecasts of huge deficits down the road this is a president who is putting in peril our economic future," he added.

Piling on insult to injury Romney said, “We’ve learned who Barack Obama is and what he’s capable of doing. He’s over his head, and he’s swimming in the wrong direction.”

Romney’s clever swipe at the president’s cheesy Greek columns and the DNC’s pathetic hero worship is, by far, a more powerful metaphor for the stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure than the pitiable reference to silver spoons.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Money For Nothing Sucka

P. T. Barnum, the American showman and scam artist best remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is attributed with saying, “There’s a sucker born every minute.”

Barnum died in 1891, but were he alive today, he would be laughing his ass off at the suckers who flocked to a Bronx loan shark, E & M Multi-Services, a tax preparation outfit to receive a “free” debit card preloaded with funds worth $1,000 in cash.

In order to procure the so-called “Obama Stimulus Card”, the hoodwinked dupes supplied E & M Multi-Services with their Social Security cards, state IDs and more.  Only one problem though:  their cards were frozen due to a pending fraud investigation.

These bamboozled boobs will vote for the errand boy sent by grocery clerks again this year because they never learn. 

Oh, and let’s not forget about the identity theft issue, although I doubt any of them have a credit rating worth bragging about.  These are the same folks who vehemently oppose showing their ID to cast a vote in an election, but like good little sheeples, willingly hand over their documents for “free” Obama money.

Barnum was right.  There is a sucker born every minute.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Corpulent Cusser Concerned He May Be Fired

Having failed in so many political ventures (Jimmy Carter’s administration as deputy Secretary of State, Walter Mondale’s presidential campaign and Alan Blinken’s senatorial campaign), it is increasingly evident that Bob Beckel’s hard drinking and cocaine use has taken a toll on his ability to contain his rage.

On Monday’s edition of Hannity, the suspender-wearing liberal adherent lost it once again yelling at panelist Jennifer Stefano, “You don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about.”

Despite Sean Hannity’s best efforts to force the fat fool to apologize, Beckel refused insisting he was not on air.  Finally, when he realized that his comment was indeed aired, he mustered a demure apology and fell silent for the remainder of the segment, but not before he expressed his fear that he would be fired from his gig at Fox.

At 11:18PM, Beckel tweeted, “I just may not be cut out for the tv business.”

I despise the guy and make no bones about it, but firing him would deprive us of witnessing his hoof-and-mouth disease as his regularly makes fools out of the current regime.

Linked at The Other McCain.  Thanks Smitty.

Bad Lip Reading: Joe Biden

Scorching Irony

You will recall that in February Reuters reported that the Obama regime was looking for a new campaign slogan to replace the stale catchphrase “Hope and Change”.

On Monday, during an interview with Diane Sawyer for ABC World News, Romney suggested that Obama “start packing”.

The day before, while appearing on Fox News Sunday, David Axelrod told Chris Wallace, “The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead and their kids a chance to get ahead and an economy that continues down the road we’re on.”

The scorching irony is that Axelrod’s insult turned out to be a ringing endorsement for Mitt Romney. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

His Memory Has Become A Treasure

“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”—Author Unknown

On Easter Monday I received a phone call from my best friend in the world—a friend who's been in my life for thirty-three years. 

The instant I answered the phone I had an ominous feeling.  My friend’s first words to me were, “Tommy died today at 3 o’clock.”

Tommy was her oldest son.  He was only forty-eight.  He leaves behind a wife, a son and a daughter. 

Since the time Tommy was sixteen, he’d been sick.  He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.  Over the years, he’d had two double transplants adding functioning kidneys and a pancreas in an effort to save his life.

Later, when the transplants were reaching the end of their life-giving usefulness, he was fitted with an insulin pump.  It was clear from the start that the pump was not going to help abate his diabetes.  For the last two years, Tommy underwent dialysis three times a week with each session lasting for hours.

He would come home from dialysis weakened and weary. 

Tommy had to have several amputations. He suffered in silence but was incredibly brave.

His wife says that on Easter Sunday, he struck out on his own to visit his father at his home and then weakly climbed into his truck to visit with his mom—almost as though he knew his time on earth was drawing to a close.

On Easter Monday, his brother Ronnie called my best friend imploring her to come to the hospital right away, but pleaded with her to drive carefully.  She didn’t arrive in time to say goodbye.

Tommy was, to me, a brave man who fought the ravages of diabetes with courage and grace.  He was quick to laugh and quick to encourage.  He was an inspiration to all who knew him.

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. He was a good man and a good friend.  He has gone to be with The Father—to bathe in the glory of God—to never know another moment of suffering or pain.

His memorial service will be held on Thursday.

There will be no blogging until I get back home from Tommy's memorial service and spend a little time with his mom, my best friend, in an effort to console her in her dark hours of mourning.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Santorum: “It Was Your Voice”

Today, shortly after 2:20PM, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum graciously suspended his campaign thanking his supporters and the many volunteers who gave their all in his efforts to win the nomination.

It seems that when his daughter Bella fell ill again over the Easter weekend, he and his family re-evaluated their priorities and decided the run for the White House would steal precious moments with Bella from them.

Mr. Santorum’s improbable bid for the presidency amazed pundits and everyday Americans.  He worked harder on the trail that any other candidate.  Any other. Period.

During his presser, Santorum discussed the privilege of traveling around the country, hearing the stories of Americans. He said, “It has been inspiring to me, the story after story that we’ve been engaged with. And it turns out it wasn’t really my voice that I was communicating, it was your voice. The voice that you gave me from the stories and the experience that I’ve had.”

Almost immediately following his statement to the press, Team Romney sent the following email:
“Senator Santorum is an able and worthy competitor, and I congratulate him on the campaign he ran. He has proven himself to be an important voice in our party and in the nation.  We both recognize that what is most important is putting the failures of the last three years behind us and setting America back on the path to prosperity.”

To CNN, ABC And NBC: Behold The Monster You’ve Created By Ginning Up Racial Division

You Want The Proof? You Can’t Handle The Proof!

Attorney General Eric “Nation of Cowards” Holder has been a critic of the Voter ID laws that have been sweeping the country. 

“There is no proof that our elections are marred by in-person voter fraud,” said Holder in a recent interview with NBC Nightly News where he described Voter ID laws as a “solution in search of a problem.”

The Justice Department recently rejected Texas’s voter identification law, saying that it would disenfranchise a large number of Hispanic voters. In the interview, Holder said Texas had failed to make the case that voter fraud was a pervasive issue.

Holder went on to say that the voter identification laws amounted to “a solution in search of a problem.” The attorney general said that there was little evidence of voter fraud and that the laws requiring voters to have state-issued identification were bound to inhibit voter turnout.

The Brennan Center for Justice offers this nugget of tailored rationale:
Because voter fraud is essentially irrational, it is not surprising that no credible evidence suggests a voter fraud epidemic. There is no documented wave or trend of individuals voting multiple times, voting as someone else, or voting despite knowing that they are ineligible. Indeed, evidence from the microscopically scrutinized 2004 gubernatorial election in Washington State actually reveals just the opposite: though voter fraud does happen, it happens approximately 0.0009% of the time. The similarly closely-analyzed 2004 election in Ohio revealed a voter fraud rate of 0.00004%. National Weather Service data shows that Americans are struck and killed by lightning about as often.
Using a calculator and applying the Washington State and Ohio numbers of 0.0004% and 0.0009% to the 2008 presidential election between 5,000,000 and 12,000,000 fraudulent votes would have been cast (total of 129,000,000 votes were cast). Yes, the percentages look small and likely would not have changed the outcome, but 5 to 12 million is not insignificant.

Enter James O’Keefe and his Veritas Project.  The video embedded below shows a young man entering a D.C. polling place asking for a ballot, not just any ballot mind you, but that of Attorney General Eric Holder.

Dan Amira, of New York Magazine, counters the humiliating video by writing, “There are a lot of disruptive things that people are capable of doing that they nevertheless don't do, and which we consequently don't need to freak out about. Someone could, hypothetically, go to a local supermarket and lick all the apples, just to savor the essence of apple without coughing up 30 cents. That doesn't mean we should lock up all the apples behind a Plexiglas barrier.”

U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole refused to answer questions from The Washington Times affiliated America’s Morning News radio program regarding the Project Veritas video showing an undercover activist being offered Attorney General Eric Holder’s voter ballot.

All this reminds me of the scene in the movie, A Few Good Men, where Col. Jessup angrily says to the JAG, “You want the truth?  You can’t handle the truth!”

Mr. Holder, you can’t handle the proof!

Via a thread at Memeorandum.

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Governor vs. “Talent On Loan From God”

Mike Huckabee is a pleasant enough guy with a preacher-man façade.  Cumulus Media Networks is sending him, unarmed, into the Roman Coliseum to be devoured by ravenous lions.

This Monday, the former Arkansas governor will launch a three-hour show that will play on about 200 stations nationwide in the same time slot as Rush Limbaugh. 

“In the supermarket, there’s an aisle for cereal, and there’s probably more than one box in the cereal section. Not everybody wants Cheerios. Some people want Frosted Flakes—though I’m not saying that I’m the Frosted Flakes, maybe that’s a terrible metaphor,” said Huckabee.

The slogan for the new show is “More conversation, less confrontation.”

Cumulus is hawking Huck’s gig as a “safe, non-dangerous alternative to Rush,” adding, “If you are looking for conservative content, we want you to consider our guy instead of theirs.”

I’ve got a newsflash for the Dickey Brothers and Cumulus:  Politics is not a playground, it’s a battlefield.  There will be blood.

The New York Times admits that Limbaugh has been the most powerful talk radio host in the United States for two decades. “Other news media personalities, like Bill O’Reilly, have tried to go up against Mr. Limbaugh and failed, but Mr. Huckabee has the advantage of his political credentials and Mr. Limbaugh’s own weakened position.”

Political credentials?  You’ve got to be kidding.

Maurice Clemmons was facing 95 years in prison for a lengthy list of crimes, but was pardoned by Huckabee over the objections of prosecutors and family members of his victims. 

Citing his young age when he committed those crimes as the reason he commuted his sentence, he showed up in Tacoma, Washington killing four police officers.  In effect, his pardoning of this criminal wound up being his “Willie Horton”.

His nickname, “Tax Hike Mike”, is not undeserved.  The Tax Foundation makes no bones about the fact that during his 10-and-a-half years as governor of Arkansas he “presided over $505 million worth of tax increases.  Sales taxes were raised.  So were gasoline taxes and the per capita tax burden on the state’s residents grew by 50 percent.”

On October 26, 2007, Pat Toomey (then-president and CEO of Club for Growth and now-senator from Pennsylvania) said of Huckabee:
“Huckabee makes no secret of his desire to turn the GOP leftward, calling himself a ‘different kind of Republican,’ adopting protectionist positions, and peppering his campaign speeches with the kind of class warfare rhetoric one expects to hear from John Edwards. No doubt, this is the reason that the liberal media is so smitten with him.” 

“Instead of talking about curtailing government spending, Huckabee refuses to endorse President Bush's veto of a vastly expanded S-CHIP. He is an unabashed fan of No Child Left Behind and an opponent of private school choice. Huckabee is also quickly becoming the labor unions' favorite Republican, recently gaining a union endorsement along with Hillary Clinton.”
“…the liberal media is so smitten with him.” [Emphasis mine]

Jeffrey Lord, writing for The American Spectator, opines:
“What do you think our far-left friends over at Media Matters think of all this? They, after all, have spent weeks now trying—and failing abjectly—to strip Rush Limbaugh from every one of his 600-plus stations in a phony, ginned-up hate campaign designed to intimidate Rush's sponsors.” 

“Media Matters loves Mike Huckabee! And the New York Times hasn't loved a ‘conservative’ with such fervor since it regularly lathered over the pre-2008 John McCain. Speaking of which, when will Cumulus sign RINO devotee Megan McCain?”
Rush has his warts too, but the blemishes on the charming preacher-man are too ugly to ignore.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Relax And Enjoy Your Easter Weekend

May your Easter weekend be serene.  My best to all my readers and may God bless you today and always.

Friday, April 6, 2012

It Is Finished

“The cross was two pieces of dead wood; and a helpless, unresisting Man was nailed to it; yet it was mightier than the world, and triumphed, and will ever triumph over it."—Augustus William Hare

A Dumb Bunny Know Nothing

There’s an old adage asserting that even a blind pig can find a truffle once in a while—the point being that every so often someone says something absolutely spot on.

Writer, actor, economist and lawyer Ben Stein got it right in his documentary Expelled:  No Intelligence Allowed and he gets it right again in his American Spectator piece, A Know Nothing.

What else besides the Constitution does Mr. Obama not know?

Here, in outline form, is why the pronouncements from President Barack Obama, warning the Supreme Court to not overturn Obamacare are so chilling:

1. The President supposedly went to Harvard Law School, graduated from same, was Law Review President of the Harvard Law Review at Harvard Law School. Then he supposedly taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago. Those are powerful law schools. Yet he obviously knows little of how the Constitution works if he thinks it would be rare or startling for the Supreme Court to overrule a law passed by Congress.

2. If he does not know how the government works under the Constitution, he should not be President.

3. If he does not know how the Constitution works even in its broadest strokes, what else does he not know?

4. Is he really so arrogant that he thinks he can lecture and threaten the Court? This is his second attempt to bully and demean the Court. Is this from arrogance or from foolishness and arrogance? In either case, it is not good.

Stein opines that he, Obama, apparently thinks that it's his job to leave Western Europeans and Americans stripped of missile defense. He apparently thinks it's his job to unilaterally disarm America. That shows a yawning chasm in what he knows and what he does not know.

Another subject Mr. Obama thinks he knows about and doesn't is the oil companies. He hates them. Why does Mr. Obama hate them? Because of a juvenile, City College of New York circa 1937 leftist view of the whole world. Sad. Disturbing. That is a highly anti-American worldview.

Texts From Hillary

Gleefully heisted from Texts From Hillary.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Defeat The Commie Mommies!

This blog post is not an April Fool’s joke.  There is currently an internet contest being sponsored by Circle of Moms—Top 25 Political Moms.  The website claims it is the “largest and fastest-growing online community for moms, connecting over 6 million moms worldwide to share advice and support essential to the journey of motherhood. More than 13% of moms in the US are members, and we attract 100,000 new moms every week.”

There’s no prize for the winner, just the satisfaction of being recognized as one of the Top 25 Political Moms.

I didn’t know about the contest until I read a post by BigFurHat over at IOwnTheWorld.  Since then The Lonely Conservative has been in second place behind a Lefty site whose owner says [emphasis mine], “I promise that if I win I will faithfully continue to register our collective dissent against all things unjust and stand up for the little guy and fight Scott Walker until he's out of office and kiss the crap out of your babies, and so on.  You have my word. Or you can recall me (after a year).  So please vote!  There's some unfortunate competition in the contest (scroll down the list, you'll see what I mean) as well as some other great blogs. My friend "Hippie Liberal Momma" is a particularly refreshing voice; check her out. And vote daily for all the ones you like (I hope that includes me). But choose carefully, as accidentally voting for the wrong blogs could lead to who only knows what kind of trouble down the road, including, but not limited to: perpetuation of the stay-at-home-mom-myth, senseless infighting among women who should otherwise be aligned, unhealthy exposure to dangerous "family values" hypocrisy, defunding of Planned Parenthood, dismissal of sexism and racism as 'myths of the left' and legal mandates that school lunches include the 'Parents' Choice' package (Twinkies, walking tacos, freedom fries and a Bible).  So vote for me if you oppose any of that and I'll do my best to fight it.”

The Lonely Conservative writes, “The top bloggers from the left aren’t your mom’s Democrats. They’re radical progressives. The one in the lead describes herself as ‘Leftist. Very, very leftist’ and has made it her mission to see Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker defeated. I’m sure she has no problem with the vicious way her side has treated Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefish. The website running the contest says they have millions of followers. Do you really want that 'very, very leftist' winning and sending the message to millions of moms that her views are mainstream? Don’t you want to do something, no matter how small, to show that there is no conservative war on women?”

At 4:35PM today, The Lonely Conservative trailed the Lefty site 2292 to 2110.  Checking back at 6:03PM, the vote tally was 2314 for the Lefty and 2159 for TLC—more than double the number of votes for TLC in an hour-and-a-half.  Awesome.

Voting ends April 4 at 7PM Eastern. You can vote once every 24 hours.  If you have access to multiple computers, vote from those as well.  It seems that’s how that Lefty site manages to stay ahead of Lonely.

Thanks for your vote.

UPDATE:  9:36PM 4/1/12—You all have propelled The Lonely Conservative to the top of the list.  She leads the Lefty 2413 to 2391.  Keep those votes coming.

UPDATE:  2:00AM 4/2/12—A quick check shows that in the last few hours the Lefty site has retaken the lead over The Lonely Conservative by 61 votes.  Let’s redouble our efforts and help TLC win.

UPDATE:  4:23PM 4/3/12—When I voted a few minutes ago, Karen was leading the Lefty by 300 votes.  Let’s keep pouring on the votes.  Defeat those commie mommies!  Voting ends on April 4 at 7:00PM Eastern.

Finally, Separating The Politics Of War From Those Who Were Sent To Fight It

Harold Dooley, a Vietnam Veteran from Harrisburg, NC, hugs his wife after finding the name of Frank Tafoya on the Moving Wall, the traveling half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on display at the Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Dooley was a Sgt. Track Commander with the 4th Infantry Division and 10th Armored Calvary, and Tafoya was one of his gunmen. Dooley recalled, "He was 18 years old. He said he joined the Army to see the world." Dooley was in Vietnam from 1966 until he was injured by a land mine on Friday, January 13, 1967; an injury for which he received the Purple Heart. When he came home, the only ones who welcomed him home were family members. On being at the homecoming celebration at the Charlotte Motor Speedway today and being able to find Frank Tafoya's name and place his hand on it, Dooley said, with tears in his eyes, "I feel like I made contact with him."   Photo courtesy Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez, The Charlotte Observer

They didn’t want strangers to know where they had been, so many Vietnam veterans stopped on their way home from serving to buy new civilian clothing and either burn or throw away their uniforms.  Many, upon their return home, were spat upon.

While they served in a protracted war, the American people were waging their own war at home against the U.S. government.

On Saturday, March 31, 2012 thousands of veterans displayed evidence of their service donning ball caps, t-shirts and leather vests at the Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.  On this day, strangers came up to them to thank them for their service.

Forty years later, those who attended the homecoming showed those who had once been so unfairly hated that there would finally be peace for them.

Once, they didn’t want anyone to know where they had been.  Now, they stand proudly among the rest of us.  It’s about time.

I would ask all of you when you see a Vietnam vet or any vet, tell them you appreciate their sacrifice, their service and their courage.  God bless our troops.  May they never again have war waged against them by their own countrymen.