Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In and Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, has a line in her book that states “I want every little girl who’s told she’s bossy to be told instead that she has leadership skills.” As you have probably heard by now, her Lean In organization and the Girl Scouts of America […]
Archive for July, 2009
The issue is that the core of the Republican Party is moderate. Moderates sit in positions of power, and either control and/or contribute large sums of money to the party. Consequently, moderates, at least at the national level, have far too much control. They are not likely to relinquish this control …
When Mohammed was weak, the Koran was moderate; when Mohammed was strong the Koran was violent. It is the same with Islam. When Islam is politically weak, it is moderate. When Islam is strong, it is violent. Islam is a process. It is shape-shifting and changes when it needs to change according to the situation.
In American politics, a moderate is an individual who holds the middle position between those generally classified as being left-wing or liberal and those seen as right-wing or conservative. An alternate definition, and one widely held among swing voters, is that a moderate is one who has firm convictions on all issues, yet some convictions fall just to the left of the spectrum and some fall just to the right i.e. centre-left and centre-right.
For many the word liberal holds different meanings, for instance if one is a “liberal” it means they may be more socially “conscience” or possibly environmentally conscience; for others being a “liberal” could mean that they are those “damn” hippy, tree hugging, flower freaks! As someone steeped in a tradition of “conservatism” and having over time realized that many of my views were based in bigotry and hate being called a “liberal” elicits multiple instantaneous reactions.
The next big political paradigm change will be the rise of white ethnopolitics as heralded by conservative political activist like James Edwards at his blog The Political Cesspool. If the 2008 election taught American conservatives one thing it is that beyond a shadow of a doubt the Republican national big tent strategy is a failure.
Life in Africa is often nasty, impoverished and short. AIDS kills 2.2 million Africans every year, say WHO reports. Lung infections cause 1.4 million deaths, malaria 1 million more, intestinal diseases 700,000. Diseases that could be prevented with simple vaccines kill an additional 600,000 annually, while war, malnutrition and life in filthy slums send countless more parents and children to early graves.
And yet, day after day, Africans are told the biggest threat we face is – global warming.
I truly believe that one day Henry Louis Gates’ racial demagoguery will be exposed and Michael Savage will be rewarded 100 fold for the unjust pain and suffering he has endured by the hands of England and his own country, who like Hitler’s Brownshirts seeks to silence all dissenting voices
So, the Democrats speak of “bi-partisanship.” They claim “transparency.” In the spirit of CALLING IT SOMETHING ELSE, the Democratic leadership is censoring the fact that health care system WILL be run by the government. Instead, they use the euphemism “public option.”
I, along with a host of other “deniers”, have been screaming from the rooftops, Man-Made Global Warming doesn’t exist! It is the absolute height of arrogance for human beings to believe they have to power to destroy something God has made and placed his personal guarantee on. But, we’re doing it.
So America edges ever closer to losing the citizen’s right to keep and bear arms, quite possibly even the right to carry a knife. There can be no doubt that a knife, in the time of our forefathers, was, indeed, a weapon. It would, no doubt, fall into the category of “arms.” There can also be no doubt as to why the forefathers felt it important to place this amendment in the constitution as a part of the original 10 amendments that made up the Bill of Rights.
I am not one for making predictions because they tend to come back to bite you, but I will predict that Obama’s is already a failed presidency. He’s already a lame duck. As one of the Blue Dog Democrats in Congress put it, “We’re trying to save the party.”
The Republicans have played their slim hand of cards quite well. They can smell the blood in the water and all they need now are some appealing candidates; some older guys with good resumes. Youth, it turns out, is over-rated.
July marks the145th Anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta that marked the beginning of the end of the Southern people’s quest for independence.
Are today’s children taught about the War Between the States Battle’s of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Jonesboro, Fredericksburg, Pea Ridge, Vicksburg, Kennesaw Mountain, Nashville and Atlanta that ultimately led to Gen. Sherman’s March to the Sea?