Posts for November, 2011
GOP presidential candidate, Herman Cain, has become the first to fall victim to the media campaign to smear and destroy GOP front runners for the presidency in 2012.
Out of nowhere, allegations of sexual improprieties against Cain have surfaced - made by three anonymous sources. Why did the media immediately jump on such allegations as valid - without question - and continue to lend credibility to very vague and unsubstantiated claims by three sources unwilling to come forward? The day-to-day attention devoted to this is incredible.
Compare the Cain stories to how the media turned up their noses at the serious claims of rape and sexual gropings regarding Bill Clinton. During Clinton's terms as a Governor of Arkansas, and later at the President of the United States, several women - using their own names - stepped forward to bring to light the sexual misconduct of Bill Clinton. Initially they were ignored. After days and weeks passed, their stories were shrugged off - discounted. Eventually, these brave women were targeted by the press as bimbos and trailer trash. Never mind as to whether or not their claims had substance - and in many cases they did. There was a pattern of sexual misconduct that Clinton apparently adhered to for years. However, what happened?
In regards to the several women who came forward with different sordid stories on Bill Clinton's sexcapades, ABC anchor Charles Gibson stated on the air "why does anyone care what this woman (Paula Jones) has to say?" Newsweek editor Evan Thomas called Jones "some sleazy woman with big hair." Then there was Gennifer Flowers - whom Clinton denied having an affair with at first, but later admitted to in his book "My Life." The press ripped her to shreds, never caring what her side of the story was. Kathleen Willey and Juanita Brodderick also were targets - subject to ridicule and harassment on behalf of a media intent on protecting Clinton. Monica Lewinski and Linda Tripp were others who suffered the wrath of the media and left. The press did all they could to defend Bill Clinton. The press did all they could to demonize and discredit all of Bill Clinton's accusers - and there were a lot of them!
Remember John Edwards? Seems that many news outlets knew of Mr. Edwards affair while on the campaign trail in 2008, yet refused to report it. They wanted Edwards around to cancel out Hillary Clinton's chances for the Democratic presidential nomination, since they wanted Barack Obama to become the Democratic nominee. They sat on the story long enough in order for that to happen.
Why the double standard? What Herman Cain is supposedly accused of - by three unknown people with vague descriptions of what Cain supposedly did years ago - pales in comparison to Slick Willie's recreational and criminal sex life and John Edwards affair (while his wife was suffering from cancer).
So here we go. Out of the blue, sudden allegations are thrown at Herman Cain by unknown sources. After all, Herman Cain is everything the left despises. A black conservative (the epitome of what the left really hates). A self-made man who rose up out of poverty, went to college, was hired by several large corporations (Coca-Cola and Pillsbury- ah, those evil large corporations that liberals also bristle at), who eventually ended up as the CEO of Godfather Pizza. Cain became the CEO and President of Godfathers Pizza when the company was nearly bankrupt. Cain took charge and made the company a success. He went on to become the head of the National Restaurant Association. So, a black conservative who didn't rely on entitlements, worked hard, achieved success, believes in smaller government, lower taxes, and is running for president as a Republican. Evil on all levels! He's got to go!
Liberals and Obama are scared of Cain. Just like they are of Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin. Any strong conservative is a threat - to the liberal/socialist status quo and Obama. ( I like to compare Herman Cain to our own Senator Ron Johnson - a successful businessman who knows what it takes to get the job done and actually run a business. Who isn't afraid of the government and is willing to take on the wasteful spending and idiocy coming out of Washington D.C. head on.) Herman Cain is what this country needs. If the press succeeds in taking him out with their National Enquirer methods of reporting, it would be a shame. At least Mr. Cain isn't budging an inch - he's calling them out as he should and saying the allegations against him are not true. They have been concocted by the left and the liberal media in an effort to take him out of the running. The Democratic M.O. we have come to expect is in full swing. Cain should continue to speak out against what the media is trying to do and not back down.
And if for some sad reason the media is successful in it's anti-Cain campaign, think they'll stop? No - their next target will be Rick Perry. After all, this situation is like the 2008 elections, when the media wanted John McCain to be the Republican nominee for president. They knew he was the weaker candidate. They touted him and wrote glowing endorsements on what a great guy McCain was - during the primaries. As soon as McCain became the Republican candidate for president, the press turned on him. They printed every damaging thing they could and then some. McCain must have been shell shocked.
The exact same thing will happen to the darling of the left right now - Mitt Romney. The left wants Romney as the front runner, since they know if he wins the nomination, they can tear him from limb to limb with his "Romney-care" and flip-flops of the past. Romney is another RINO and conservatives won't be too happy with him as a candidate. Obama stands the best chance of being re-elected (I shudder at the thought - are there that many foolish people out there who would vote for this anti-American socialist AGAIN???) should Romney be the nominee.
With this in mind, Herman Cain needs to fight back and stand up to the media and their smear campaign. If Cain goes down, Perry is next. If Perry bites the dust, Romney will be the Republican nominee for President. The Democrats will once again succeed in choosing the Republican candidate for the Republicans - with the help of the lamestream media, of course. We must not let this happen.
Cain IS able!
Governor Scott Walker has decided that the tree which will be displayed in the Capitol Rotunda to celebrate Christmas will be called a.......
Yes, Governor Walker has gone out on a limb. The politically-correct "Holiday Tree" label has been nixed. Finally!
Of course the usual nonsense about "separation of church and state" has surfaced. It doesn't matter that such words are nowhere to be found in the U.S. Constitution.
The perpetually-offended crowd is already saying that the term "Christmas tree" will upset non-religious people. The Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation president, Annie Laurie Gaylor, says that Walker calling a "Christmas Tree" a "Christmas Tree" is "rude and insensitive to non-Christians. (Does this mean that calling a "Christmas Tree" a "Holiday Tree" for the past several years has been "rude and insensitive to Christians?")
Walker spokesperson Cullen Werwie sums it up nicely:
"It's a Christmas tree. In all honesty, I don't know what more to say about it."
The State of Wisconsin has released the K-12 school tax levy numbers for the 2011-2012 year.
For the first time in six years, the school tax levies across the state have DECREASED by $47 million dollars. After one year of Governor Scott Walker leading the way.
Contrast this with the past ten years under Governor Jim Doyle - tax levies increased an average of $162 million dollars each year, with the last five years seeing an average increase of $181 million dollars per year! And remember, with all the increases in costs to the taxpayers, some school districts in the state still had to let teachers go and cut services.
With Scott Walker in charge, even with a decrease in tax levies, the school districts that utilized the tools of ACT 10 were able to maintain the same educational levels in their schools or actually improve them. Schools were able to save teachers jobs, keep smaller class sizes, and not cut services. In many instances, schools even hired new teachers!
So now we have a simply ludicrous attempt to recall Governor Scott Walker? WHY?
Our state has a truly balanced budget for the first time in years. The days of the Doyle shell-games with the budget are over - finally. Walker managed to get us out of the financial mess Doyle had left the state in.
For all the panic, doom and gloom, and misguided protests against Walker, our state is better off than ever before.
Again - WHY would anyone - with an ounce of common sense - try to recall Governor Scott Walker?
All fingers point to the unions. The unions that are upset that Walker has now allowed union members to have the freedom to decide whether or not to join a union - and pay union dues. Without those dues coming in, the unions will have less money to funnel towards the Democrats and Democratic causes. That is ALL that this is about.
What is really reprehensible is that some found it perfectly AOK to go protest in front of Scott Walker's house in Wauwatosa and set up tables for signing recall petitions. Have they no sense of common decency? Walker is in Madison. Is it really necessary to go parade up and down the street in front of his family home? Raising a stink in front of his wife and children? Are the families of Republican politicians fair game - just like Sarah Palin's? Disgusting.
Where were any protests or recall attempts when Governor Jim Doyle was bleeding the state dry? Oh, that's right. Doyle was in the pocket of the unionistas. And even though many of us were very unhappy with Doyle (for years), we accepted the consequences of the elections. We didn't try to recall Doyle and/or any other Democrat simply because we didn't like the legislation they were creating or the taxes they were raising or the fees they were imposing or the phony budget balancing act year after year. We didn't pout and behave like little children who didn't get their way. We waited until the next election cycle to vote for a better candidate.
Rather than sitting back and allowing out-of-state unionistas to come in and spend millions working to recall a governor who is doing a great job for our state, be sure to fight back.
Let Governor Scott Walker know the majority of true Wisconsinites support him. The contact information is as follows:
Address: Office of Governor Scott Walker
115 East Capitol
Madison, WI 53702
Phone: (608) - 266 - 1212
Does anyone really want to go back to the days of out-of-control spending, high taxes and fees, and the dismal days of Doyle?
The following is a reprint of a blog I posted a year ago during Thanksgiving week. The relevance of the story is so important - especially with what our country has experienced during the past three years. From the "Foundation for Economic Education" - 2007:
The Real Thanksgiving Story
In the middle of December 1620 the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, leaving behind the sinfulness of the “old world” to make a “new Jerusalem” in America. Three years later, in November 1623, they had a great feast thanking God for getting them through an earlier famine, and now for a bountiful crop.
What had created the earlier famine and then the bountiful crops? The story is told in the diary of Governor Bradford, who was one of the elders of that early Puritan colony.
At first, they decided to turn their back on all the institutions of the England that had been their home. This included the institution of private property, which they declared to be the basis of greed, averse, and selfishness. Instead, they were determined to live the “Platonic ideal” of collectivism, in which all work would be done in common, with the rewards of their collective efforts evenly divided among the colonists. Farming was done in common, as well as housekeeping and child raising. This was supposed to lead to prosperity and brotherly love.
But their experiment in collectivism did not lead to prosperity or brotherly love. Rather, it created poverty and envy and slothfulness among most of the members of this little society. (Hmmmm...sound familiar?)
Here is Bradford’s description of what socialism created among the Pilgrims:
“The experience that was had in this common course and condition, tried sundry years and that amongst godly and sober men, may well evince the vanity of that conceit of Plato's and other ancients applauded by some of later times; that the taking away of property and bringing in community into a commonwealth would make them happy and flourishing; as if they were wiser than God. For this community was found to breed much confusion and discontent and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort. For the young men, that were most able and fit for labor and service, did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men's wives and children without any recompense. The strong… had no more in division of victuals and clothes than he that was weak and not able to do a quarter the other could; this was thought injustice. The aged and graver men to be ranked and equalized in labors everything else, thought it some indignity and disrespect unto them.
“And for men's wives to be commanded to do service for other men, as dressing their meat, washing their clothes, etc., they deemed it a kind of slavery, neither could many husbands well brook it. Upon the point all being to have alike, and all to do alike, they thought themselves in the like condition, and one as good as another; and so, if it did not cut off those relations that God hath set amongst men, yet it did at least much diminish and take off the mutual respects that should be preserved amongst them… Let none object this is men's corruption, and nothing to the course itself. I answer, seeing all men have this corruption in them, God in His wisdom saw another course fitter for them.”
For two years the harvest time failed to bring forth enough to feed the people. Indeed, many starved and many died of famine. Faced with this disaster, the elders of the colony gathered, Governor Bradford tells us, and decided that another year, and they would surely all die and disappear in the wilderness.
Instead, they decided to divide the property and fields of the colony, and gave each family a piece as their own. Whatever they did not use for their own consumption, they had the right to trade away to their neighbors for something they desired instead.
Now, instead of sloth, envy, resentment, and anger among the colonists, there was a great turnaround in their activities. Industry, effort, and joy were now seen in practically all that the men, women and children did. Bradford writes:
“They had very good success, for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been. The women now went willingly into the field, and took their little ones with them to set corn; which before would allege weakness and inability; whom to have compelled would have been thought great tyranny and oppression…By this time harvest was come, and instead of famine, now God gave them plenty, and the faces of things were changed, to the rejoicing of the hearts of many, for which they blessed God.”
Indeed, their bounty was so great, that they had enough to not only trade among themselves but also with the neighboring Indians in the forest. In November 1623, they had a great feast to which they also invited the Indians. They prepared turkey and corn, and much more, and thanked God for bringing them a bountiful crop. They, therefore, set aside a day of “Thanksgiving.”
So this Thursday, when we all sit down with our families and friends to enjoy the turkey and the trimmings, let us not forget that we are celebrating the establishment and triumph of capitalism and the spirit of enterprise in America!
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