Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What's Next for the Tea Party?

***Great article by Walter Hudson.

It’s this or stop.

On the night of the election, once it became clear which course the nation chose, I received an email from a fellow activist with the subject line “1776-2012,” a pronouncement of death for the idea that was America. While many may dismiss such proclamations as sour grapes, reflection confirms more truth than hyperbole.

Consider: If the quintessential American idea is the one articulated in our Declaration of Independence, “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,” then the developments of the past four years culminating in the re-election of the most radical executive in the nation’s history is its eulogy.
The passage of Obamacare demonstrated that the Democratic Party was willing to abandon all pretense of representative government in order to secure power over individual lives. The upholding of that law by the Supreme Court demonstrated that the Constitution is effectively meaningless. Tragic as those developments were, this — the electoral affirmation of President Barack Obama — is a crowning catastrophe. It signals more than political or legal corruption. It indicates a cultural sea change whereby the People have rejected the Declaration. To survive and one day thrive, it is critical that the Tea Party accept this reality.

The rest is pretty grim, but it is reality and we need to face it. America is headed down a dark path, I'm afraid.

***If this doesn't nauseate you, I don't know what will.

***When Sport Imitates Life 
From Focus on the Family

I’ve never met him, but he strikes me as the kind of guy I’d love to have as my neighbor.Firemaned1.jpg

His name is Ed Anzalone. New York football fans know him as “Fireman Ed,” and he’s been enthusiastically leading chants at New York Jets games for years. With his distinctive green and white New York City fire helmet, and sitting on the shoulders of a friend, nobody does a better job at firing up a crowd than big Ed. He was once awarded a game ball after the Jets head coach credited him with making a difference in a key win against the New England Patriots. Win or lose, rain or shine, Fireman Ed was there.

But no longer.

Fireman Ed is hanging up his helmet – but reluctantly so.

The lackluster Jets have been struggling this season, but the lack of wins has nothing to do with his decision to retire from the role of “super fan.”

Instead, Ed Anzalone has grown weary of the mean-spirited behavior in the stands.civility1.jpg

“It’s been about the nastiness,” he told a reporter. “I just think society in general — you’re out in your car there’s no respect at all. I don’t want to put up with that from people taking it out on me anymore.”

Writing in a guest column, Fireman Ed expounded on his decision:

I decided to leave Thursday because the confrontations with other Jets fans have become more common, even though most Jets fans are fantastic.

This is an indication of how society has lost and is continuing to lose respect for one another... Whether it’s in the stands, the bathroom or the parking lot, these confrontations are happening on a consistent basis. Although I can “hold my own,” I do not want to lose my temper and make a stupid mistake. I have a responsibility to the families and kids that enjoy the game and Fireman Ed.

***         Post Bath Stress Disorder

***Green Weenie of the Week, from PowerLine

***Was Arafat poisoned? I'm sorry, but who cares?

***Star of "Two and a Half Men" calls show "filth." Well duh. Mom was watching that once when I went in to her house, and I only had to see about 10 minutes of it to figure that out. I never watch TV, and shows like that is why.

***                                NOW what?

***I love C.S. Lewis. Here's what he says about The Hobbit and J.R.R. Tolkien:

Lewis on Tolkien

With the nearing release of The Hobbit, we thought it apropos to begin a short series of glances into what Lewis says of Tolkien, his good friend and fellow scholar. Here's one from a letter to critic Charles A. Brady on October 29, 1944, talking about how an author and his work are revealing and also not ever the complete picture.

"Tolkien is most important. The Hobbit is merely an adaption to children of part of a huge private mythology of a most serious kind: the whole cosmic struggle as he sees it but mediated through an imaginary world. The Hobbit's successor, which will soon be finished, will reveal this more clearly. Private worlds have hitherto been mainly the work of decadents or, at least, mere aesthetes. This is the private world of a Christian. He is a very good man. His published works (both imaginary & scholarly) ought to fill a shelf by now: but he's one of those people who is never satisfied with a MS [manuscript]. The mere suggestion of publication provokes the reply 'Yes, I'll just look through it and give it a few finishing touches' - wh. means that he really begins the whole thing over again." (p. 630, The Collected Letters Volume II, HarperOne)


***If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want.  ~Oscar Wilde

***Have a great day!
JAMIE FOXX: First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama.
Please also notice that this clip was used as a promo for the presentation by BET.
I guess Obama really IS the messiah.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/11/26/jamie-foxx-calls-obama-our-lord-and-savior#ixzz2DQav171v

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