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Surber’s take…

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Don Surber has an  interesting take  on the nauseating spectacle which was the 2017 Emmys broadcast.  I didn’t watch it,  and I doubt you did either,  but it serveda useful purpose in letting us see the Left twist itelf inside out being the cool guys.

 

 

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September 20, 2017 at 5:46 pm

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16 years…

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That is how long it has been since the 9/11 terrorist attack on our country,  and yet many of us are still blind,  dumb,  and deaf when it comes to Islamic terrorism.

Daniel Greenfield,  a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, learned everything he  needed to know about Islam on that dreadful day, because he was one of those bewildered,  shocked people walking away from the devastation in Manhattan.    

But Greenfield has earned.  Many of us have not.   Many of us believe the Lefist tripe that identifying terrorists by the religion which drives them is racist or Islamophobic,  or somehow just wrong.   It has been deemed politically incorrect,  of course,  almost as unforgivable as not protesting against statues of Robert E. Lee or not supporting the “right” of illegal aliens to stay in the U.S.

It will not surprise you to know that I have zero patience with these views. Few of the people who proclaim Islam to be a religion of peace know a damned thing about it.  They have not read a true translation of the Koran.  They probably have not even visited the website of MEMRI,  an organization which does the heavy lifting when it comes to pointing out the differences between what those in the Middle East say for the benefit of Western viewers and what they say for local consumption.

Barack Obama would shrug at each new attack,  loose another volley of meaningless speech,  then go play golf.   It became the new normal to have attacks take place on American soil by Islamists we allowed to come here, or who were born here because progressives and Leftists had no intention of dealing with the problem and never will,  deeming it perfectly acceptable to have dozens of their fellow citizens injured and killed by their refusal to bestir themselves.   The only proper response to Islamic terrorism is to make it so expensive that no one is willing to engage in it,  and the most efficient way to do that is to kill its practioners whereever you find them.   Pres. Trump has turned our  military loose to do exactly that,  something His Oneness would never ever do.   Trump has declared today  Patriot Day.   Be one.

UDATE:  You must read Brigitte Gabriel’s observations on 9/11,  here,  and those of Jed Babbin,  which  are here.

Written by timeforthorns

September 11, 2017 at 1:19 pm

When a scandal isn’t…

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Is when it involves a Democrat.   You could,  like NBC just did,  claim Sen. Robert Menendez is  a Republican,  but apparently  Big Media finds it so much easier to simply ignore the fact that the New Jersey senator is on trial for  public corruption.

It’s the first time in 36 years that a sitting U.S. senator has been on trial for bribery, so one might conclude that it would qualify as front page news.   It certainly would if a Republican were involved,  but since it’s a Democrat,  liberal media really doesn’t have any incentive to mention it,  having long ago abandoned any pretense of doing the actual job for which the Constitution offers protections.

 

 

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September 8, 2017 at 12:19 pm

Alive and well…

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The American spirit,  that is,  which is on  full display  in Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.   Progressives sit and wait for the government to act.  Ordinary Americans roll up their sleeves,  launch their boats,  and shrug at the very real dangers of plucking total strangers off rooftops along with their pets and a few belongings.   They don’t stop to inquire about race,  gender or creed,  they just conduct the rescues,  ferry everyone to a point of safety,  and go back again,  while the rest of America raises money and sends supplies.

This is my America,  to be marveled at and greatly admired.   The bitching of liberals and the media’s focus on the First Lady’s choice  of shoes  tells you how well the rescue efforts are going in Texas,  because none of them have anything else to complain about.   Those of us in flyover country watch them because you need to know where the snakes are,  but we give them little credit because they deserve none.

 

 

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September 5, 2017 at 10:45 am

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Disunity pays…

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Lefties love money,  they just never want to spend any of theirs,  and they want to use government and deception to rob you of all of yours.  The latest example is Linda  Sarsour requesting  donations for the Harvey Hurricane Relief Fund,  which will channel your gift o the Texas Organizing Project Education Fund,  a  nonprofit that  advances racial and economic justice through community and electoral organizing.

I’ve already made a donation to the Salvation Army   —  I know where that money is going,  and it will help those in Texas who need it,  not enrich some far left progressives trying to destroy my country.   Make sure you know where your donation is going!

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August 30, 2017 at 9:25 pm

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Prager sells out…

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The Santa Monica Symphony had a fundraising concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.   Its guest host was conservative radio host Dennis Prager,  who is absolutely passionate about classical music,  and who has been a guest conductor for various orchestras.

With boring predictability,  liberals called  for a boycott  of the performance,  supported by the mayor of Santa Monica and a city councilman who said they wouldn’t attend.   Just as easily forecast, some of the musicians refused to perform,  with two of them penning an open letter saying “Dennis Prager is a right wing radio host who promotes horribly bigoted positions,”  which naturally served to point out their own left-wing bigotry.   And all the extra attention drove sales up,  so the event was a sell-out!

Read what Dennis himself had to say about it,  here.

 

 

 

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August 24, 2017 at 12:59 pm

Trump on killing terrorists…

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Oh,  how fine it is to have a president who understands that soldiers are meant to  kill bad guys and break things.   Who believes that field commanders should have the flexibility to fight effectively,  which requires rules of engagement that actually allow them to fire weapons without approval from the White House after going up a very long chain of command and being vetted and considered by a large number of people who have never dodged a bullet in their lives.

President Trump very smartly  used the  examples of unity and common purpose consistently displayed by our armed service members to encourage unity amongst the American people,  but don’t think for an instant that the Lefties in the media  —  but I repeat myself,  don’t I? —  will give the man much credit for it,  and they will forecast failure instantly.

I don’t find Sen. John McCain’s praise for the  speech helpful,  since he mischaracterized the malfeasance of the Obama Administration and to some extent his own previous criticisms of Trump,  but I grudgingly give him credit for the praise.  I was far  more interested in the view  of Rich Lowry and   that of  Quin Hillyer,  and Roger  Simon,  with the most interesting being from  the Conservative  Treehouse.

 

 

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

August 22, 2017 at 1:06 pm