Archive for October 8, 2009

I’ve mentioned in comments elsewhere as a Massachusetts Republican I never cared much for Mitt Romney. Since I’ve been writing about this today I wanted to highlight this bit from the globe story on the subject:

That day, Hehir and O’Malley met with Romney in his State House office to make their case for an exemption, but Romney said he lacked the authority to do so.

Now if he had issued the exemption first then the other side would have to go to court to revoke it or to challenge his authority instead he left them high and dry. And when the decision was finally made to get out of the adoption business…

Almost immediately after the announcement, Governor Mitt Romney, who was in Tennessee speaking to a Republican group, issued a statement saying he would file legislation to exempt religious organizations that provide adoption services from the state’s antidiscrimination laws.

”I ask the Legislature to work with me on a bill that I will file to ensure that religious institutions are able to participate in the important work of adoption in a way that always respects and never forces them to compromise their firmly held beliefs,” Romney said.

And that was the first and last that we in Massachusetts ever heard of this bill, he never pushed it, he never put a moment of effort on it. In fact I don’t think he ever had it introduced.

And that is Mitt Romney in a nutshell, he says nice things, he looks nice, he’s smart but he doesn’t actually believe in anything enough to fight for it. Think of Bill Clinton with a nicer family and a cleaner personal life. He was better than the alternatives in Massachusetts such as the current governor but not much.

That’s Mitt, better than Obama? Sure, but that’s not much of a standard, I’d vote Mika over Obama.

Calvary aprox 29 AD:

He trusted in God; let him deliver him now if he wants him. For he said, ‘I am the Son of God

New Hampshire Aug. 4, 2008:

The same officer reappeared and arrested Frost and Jayson Gardner for being too loud. While in custody, the police asked the men, “Where is your God now? There’s no God behind these walls.”

Well as you can guess there is now a lawsuit. Here is more from the ADF’s press release concerning their suit:

“Christians shouldn’t be arrested for expressing their beliefs. Arresting someone simply because he chooses to exercise his First Amendment rights in a public place is unconstitutional,” said ADF Senior Counsel Joseph Infranco. “These young men wanted to tell those who passed by about their faith. They were singled out and arrested for sharing their faith and worshiping God while much noisier activities have not undergone the same scrutiny. It is our hope that this suit will result in a more properly worded state statute.”

Well this is part of the job description:

If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you. Remember the word I spoke to you, ‘No slave is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. And they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin; but as it is they have no excuse for their sin. Whoever hates me also hates my Father. If I had not done works among them that no one else ever did, they would not have sin; but as it is, they have seen and hated both me and my Father. John 15:18-24

So I guess those two guys are in good company.

Oh and an fyi to lgf see how easy it is to say that you are quoting a press release?

The answer to Monique’s question

Posted: October 8, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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In her post in defense of Robert Stacy McCain Monique Stewart asks a question:

I have never quite understood why the left hates Sarah Palin so much and can’t leave her the hell alone. Who cares if she wrote a book and who cares who helped her write it? She’s the FORMER vice presidential candidate. The election has been over for almost a year. Give it a rest, already!

The answer is because she is a reality in a world of leftist fantasy.

Much of the lefts agenda depends on deception and misdirection. Like a good magician the left needs to keep the eyes away from the slight of hand that is taking place. This is the reason why they Hate Rush, this is the reason why the left needed to keep the Tea Party stuff suppressed and marginalized. The surest way to turn people away from them is for them to see what they actually are. Thus they champion American Values when they don’t actually embody them.

Conversely they have to keep them away from anything that is real, and that is Sarah Palin all over. Let’s take a look at ScrewTape Letters for a sec compare. In this particular letter Screwtape is complaining how he allowed the soul he was tempting to realize the reality of his situation:

And now for your blunders. On your own showing you first of all allowed the patient to read a book he really enjoyed, because he enjoyed it and not in order
to make clever remarks about it to his new friends. In the second place, you allowed him to walk down to the old mill and have tea there—a walk through country he really likes, and taken alone. In other words you allowed him two real positive Pleasures.

Sarah Palin is a real member of the Middle Class, a working mother who ran for Mayor to change things and slowly gained power.

Were you so ignorant as not to see the danger of this? The characteristic of Pains and Pleasures is that they are unmistakably real, and therefore, as far as they go, give the man who feels them a touchstone of reality.

Sarah Palin has done this while raising a family of 5 and more than that she given the choice of having an abortion or giving birth to a down syndrome child gave birth. This is in direct contradiction to what we are told. This more than anything else is the reason why trig truthers NEED this to be false.

Thus if you had been trying to damn your man by the Romantic method—by making him a kind of Childe Harold or Werther submerged in self-pity for imaginary distresses—you would try to protect him at all costs from any real pain; because, of course, five minutes’ genuine toothache would reveal the romantic sorrows for the nonsense they were and unmask your whole stratagem.

Shades of Gloria Reuben here.

But you were trying to damn your patient by the World, that is by palming off vanity, bustle, irony, and expensive tedium as pleasures. How can you have failed to see that a real pleasure was the last thing you ought to have let him meet? Didn’t you foresee that it would just kill by contrast all the trumpery which you have been so laboriously teaching him to value?

This is a great description of the difference between President Obama and Sarah Palin. When you actually compare their respective accomplishments the president still can’t compare and that’s with 10 months in office. When you compare how the two of them rose it illustrates it even more.

And that the sort of pleasure which the book and the walk gave him was the most dangerous of all? That it would peel off from his sensibility the kind of crust you have beenforming on it, and make him feel that he was coming home, recovering himself? As a preliminary to detaching him from the Enemy, you wanted to detach him from himself, and had made some progress in doing so.

They know that if the public actually sees Palin as she is and not as they want her to be seen, if they see the reality instead of the Hollywood endorsed fantasy that they have created they might be shocked out of their lethargy. That’s why they hate her use of facebook to give her message.

Now, all that is undone.

It’s not undone yet and unlike Wormwood the left and their media allies are not going to let it happen if it can still be stopped.

Her very life is a total repudiation of their religion of dependency and narcissism. Like Reagan she is a reminder of not just what American is and can be but what THEY AS INDIVIDUALS CAN BE. She must be stopped at all costs.

That’s why.

…then you are really doing well.

Congratulations Charles you’ve managed to get your slanderous attack on Robert Stacy McCain actually repeated in a Newspaper in Charleston West Va.

Now Don Surber writes for a paper in the same city (Charleston daily mail) so far be it from me to deride the state but I suspect that this was based on the clip from Rachel Maddow via LGF now that’s sourcing for you!

So to try to score a cheap shot against Sarah Palin they have committed an actionable offense. Once they repeated that claim in print and online it became so. And since the paper is on the net so if it’s picked up by a paper or a blogger in the UK. Robert Stacy and co might even choose to sue under British Libel laws.

Robert Stacy has already taken the first step demanding a retraction:

Over the years, this malicious campaign against my reputation has metastasized spectacularly on the Internet, as individuals and organizations with various political or personal motives have elaborated and repeated them. Some of the original sources for these accusations (e.g., a column by Michelangelo Signorile) contained factual errors, which have been incorporated into the urban-legend mythology, producing a Gordian Knot of non-fact that is not worth the effort it would take to unravel it. Like ancient Alexander, however, I am prepared to swing the sword. Retract, please.

These charges have, as I say, taken on an Internet life of their own. However, never before have they been published in a print newspaper. Whatever malice against the former governor of Alaska inspired your publisher, editors and writers to undertake this false and dishonorable guilt-by-association smear, it was a most foolish blunder. Retract, please.

Congratulations Charles you now have a chance to make Robert Stacy a fair amount of change and to have your charges refuted in a court of law and it will likely not cost you a cent. Then again if he is already going to court one more person in the doc won’t make a difference will it? You will make a real great witness at the trial. I suggest deleting those Archives asap.