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  • Jill 8:50 AM on 08/27/2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Klavan video 

    In case you haven’t seen it:

     
    • Quite Rightly 5:37 PM on 08/27/2011 Permalink | Reply

      You mean space aliens haven’t already attacked? If so, how does one explain Paul Krugman?

  • Jill 9:06 AM on 08/05/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Video: Santorum family vacation 

    I can relate:

     
  • Jill 7:42 PM on 07/20/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Video: Rep. Joe Walsh vs. Chris Matthews 

    Why does anyone go on Hardball?

    Matthews is absolutely unbearable.

     
    • Jill 8:02 PM on 07/20/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Gotta love that “cut, cap and deceive” icon.

      • just a conservative girl 2:44 AM on 07/21/2011 Permalink | Reply

        If people didn’t go on Hardball, it would give us much fewer things to blog about. Stacy McCain alone would lose thousands of posts per year.

  • Jill 6:38 PM on 07/13/2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Girl stuff 

    I found these ravishing retro-style aprons linked at this fun blog. Aren’t they gorgeous? Here’s one of many:

    I could never cook in one — it might get it dirty, and it’s a thousand times nicer than anything I’d have on underneath. Love those pearls.

    I’m in love with this octagonal house:

     Photo by Mike DiCicco

    Two stories about it, here and here. The print edition of the Post had a large photo but failed to put any good ones online. Dummies. I’m happy with my own house, but this is pretty nice:

    Outside, a covered porch encircles the house. “I designed that so my grandchildren could ride their tricycles in the rain,” Cooper said.

    And that thing on top just under the cupola, called a “belvedere,” (who knew?) is an atrium that fills the whole house with sunlight. How would my garage sale chairs look in there?

    Only $15!

    Now, who’d like to see my giant coleus?

    I bought it at Lowe’s when it was just a baby. The tag said “Kong” as in Kong, King of Koleus. I’m going to root some cuttings before the first frost.

     
    • just a conservative girl 6:49 PM on 07/13/2011 Permalink | Reply

      That apron looks like something Lucy Ricardo would wear as a dress. Too cute. I am with you, too nice to cook in.

    • pjMom 11:43 PM on 07/13/2011 Permalink | Reply

      LOVE the apron! I have a cute one I wear when we have company–I have this awful tendency to get stuff all over me when cooking. Sigh. Since I have to wash it on a regular basis anyway, I’ve started wearing it when I’m cleaning. ; ) More fun, too.

      And the chair is awesome! I enjoy finding furniture at garage sales and via craigslist, though I’ll say I miss NOVA craigslist offerings–so much!

    • iainswife 9:23 AM on 07/14/2011 Permalink | Reply

      I always forget to put on an apron when I cook. Sadly, that is why I buy Shout Stain Remover by the gallon from BJs

    • BackyardConservative 9:32 AM on 07/14/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the pick me up. I love light-filled spaces:)

      My aprons somehow always seem to have apples on them. Apple Annie

      • Quite Rightly 10:57 PM on 07/15/2011 Permalink | Reply

        I’m a sucker for the coleus! I’d put it in the belvedere, next to the garage sale chair, where I would sit wearing the apron and pearls, beverage in hand. ;-)

        • Jill 8:58 AM on 07/16/2011 Permalink | Reply

          And when you get tired of that, you can hop on your trike and take a few spins around the porch!

      • Jill 8:58 AM on 07/16/2011 Permalink | Reply

        My one apron has apples on it too (green ones), but Apple Jill doesn’t sound right.

  • Jill 6:40 AM on 07/01/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Video: Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Mr. President 

     
  • Jill 8:34 AM on 06/29/2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Michele Bachmann puts on her dancing shoes 

    I love it –

    Hat tips to John Hawkins and Jim Hoft.

    I suppose the liberal media will fact-check her style and tell us she’s doing it all wrong. (See Jim Geraghty: Bachmann Clears Throat; Critics Charge Historically Inaccurate Phlegm Displacement)

    Cross-posted at P&P.

     
    • just a conservative girl 8:45 AM on 06/29/2011 Permalink | Reply

      I heart her. I have a girl crush on her. It also looks like her and husband are happily married, and I like to see that after all that time.

  • Jill 3:53 PM on 06/27/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Blago found guilty on most counts 

    Bleepin’ Blago’s luck runs out:

    This time the verdict was unequivocal, with the jury of 11 women and one man finding Blagojevich guilty on 17 criminal counts he faced, including charges of wire fraud, attempted extortion, bribery and conspiracy. The marquee charge in the case involved an attempt by Blagojevich in late 2008 to cash in on his power to name a replacement in theU.S. Senate for newly elected President Barack Obama.

    The jury acquitted Blagojevich on one count and deadlocked on two others.

    At the prosecution’s request, the judge imposed a travel restriction on Blagojevich, instructing him to not to leave the northern district of Illinois.

    Blagojevich, the fourth former Illinois governor convicted of felonies since 1973, likely faces a significant prison sentence.

    And those are just the ones that were tried and convicted.

    But Blago, as revealed in the Feds’ audio tapes, had a lot more flare than your typical corrupt Illinois governor:

    “Only 13 percent of you all out there think I’m doing a good job. So [expletive] all of you,” the salty-tongued Blagojevich (D), referring to poll numbers, said in a secretly taped conversation played at his federal corruption trial.

    By the time Democrat Barack Obama had won the White House in 2008, the two-term governor was deeply in debt and obsessed with finding a new job that paid well. He spent as few as two hours a week in the office, sometimes hiding in the restroom to avoid his budget director.

    And Illinois voters elected him to run their state twice. Very bleeping discouraging.

    Cross-posted at P&P.

     
    • just a conservative girl 5:09 PM on 06/27/2011 Permalink | Reply

      It will be interesting to see if he tries to use some Obama dirt to lessen jail time.

      • SignPainterGuy 11:35 PM on 06/27/2011 Permalink | Reply

        I would love for the trash mouth to sing like a canary and expose some more crooks ! You know Obama and Rahm and many others have been holding their breaths for a long time ! Blago`s conviction is certainly good news, but I wonder about the other 3 charges…..

  • Jill 10:31 AM on 06/06/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    She’s come a long way, baby 

    Jim Geraghty on the new Sarah Palin film:

    Before the screening, Bannon mentioned that I and other political reporters were about to watch the “X-rated version,” as opposed to a “XXX-rated version” that he envisions being released on DVD someday. Within the first four minutes, the reason for that cryptic remark was clear, and the X rating is well deserved: The worst sneers, insults, and furious denunciations from Palin’s enemies are presented in their original language, sans any bleeps. (A version in theaters is likely to bleep out the worst ones.) The F word and the C word make multiple appearances. What’s remarkable is that the acidic comments from comedians such as David Letterman, Joan Rivers, Rosie O’Donnell, and Tracey Morgan aren’t really jokes. There’s no punch line per se; calling Palin “slutty” or a “whore,” or offering some other (usually sexual) insult, apparently is supposed to be the punch line.

    Their hatred for Palin is palpable. Again you might ask, as Matt Archbold did recently in another context, where are the feminists? If they had any principles, or courage, they’d be defending her against misogynistic attacks and embracing her as a role model.

     

     

    Put a cigarette in her hand and you’d have a ready-made Virginia Slims ad.

    (Taken from this post.)

     
    • pjMom 6:30 PM on 06/06/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Fabulous, isn’t it? She has the media in fits. The Beltway crew, too.

    • zillaoftheresistance 7:04 PM on 06/06/2011 Permalink | Reply

      The feminists would never stand against such abuse, but a femininican would! ;)
      I have to admit, I am liking Sarah Palin more simply because of how she’s holding her head up high as her detractors soil themselves over her. “Victorious” is indeed an apt title, I have never seen anyone weather so much garbage from the media and the ignorant public and come out looking even better on the other end of it. Good for her!

  • Jill 8:29 AM on 05/13/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Steyn’s 2012 picks, et cetera 

    Cross-posted at the WP version of P&P

    I had a busy day yesterday and didn’t even notice that Blogger was down and my morning post had vanished. (Re-cap of that: Chinese commies bad, Obama bad, Mark Steyn great, cheating and plagiarism bad, etc. I guess you didn’t miss much.)

    A few items as I play catch-up:

    Mark Steyn talked with Hugh Hewitt last night, and I’m very pleased to hear that Mark admires Dick Van Dyke and his excellent performances in Bye Bye Birdie and Mary Poppins, two of my all-time favorite movies. How about some Ann-Margret fabulousness:

    Wrenching our attention back to politics, Steyn tells Hewitt he’s “happy for us to be the moat with alligators party.” Lauri B. Regan at American Thinker agrees:

    Well Mr. President, I am proud to say that I do want alligators in a moat that protects our country. And I hope to God that you have one or more decision-makers in your administration that understand that it will take a lot more than killing Osama bin Laden and occasional drone strikes in Afghanistan to protect the citizens who hired you for that job. For while you traverse the country spiking the football and fundraising for the 2012 election, there are way too many terrorists who want to see each and every U.S. citizen dead and who are not taking time out of their planning stages to play golf; party with hateful, racist rappers; and hobnob with the rich and famous at $35,000 a plate dinners.

    Yeah. I hear you.

    More Steyn: He assesses the 2012 GOP field with Sean Hannity — video here. Excerpts:

    Tim Pawlenty:

    I’ve got a soft spot for Tim Pawlenty. I think the last time I saw him was when he and I were on your show together a couple of weeks ago and I think this is a guy who is more likely to wind up with the nomination. He hasn’t got an albatross like Obamacare and he hasn’t got the personal baggage that Newt Gingrich has. He’s got a good record that is flawed. But everybody is flawed. But I think he’s closer to someone who is at ease with himself, is authentic and conservative enough. And, I think someone like Tim Pawlenty could be the last guy standing.

    Michele Bachmann:

    I do like Michele Bachmann. And I think her instincts are good. Whether you can go from a short congressional career to the presidency, I don’t know. But Michele Bachmann is a terrific campaigner and just adorable to watch in that sense.

    The field overall:

    I don’t — all I ask is I don’t want a candidate we have to drag across the finishing line. I want one we can get behind and cheer all the way.

    No, I’m happy to go with the Pawlenty-Bachmann ticket if it comes to that, Sean.

    Adorable! I love it. Read the rest. He has something to say about Gingrich, Trump, Palin, Huckabee, Paul, Daniels, and Romney.

     
  • Jill 12:22 PM on 04/16/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Rush and Trump 

    Something I don’t understand:

    I haven’t been able to figure out why we’re supposed to accept Trump as a conservative just because he says he is. Or why in the world anyone would want to replace one unqualified narcissist for another. Or why Rush Limbaugh keeps giving him airtime. It would be nice to have a capitalist in the Oval Office again, but surely we can do better than a blow-hard who lives for the spotlight.

    Does anyone understand why Rush, who rarely has guests on his show, is featuring Trump so prominently? He’s appeared on Rush’s show on two occasions that I know of. (At least Mark Levin is not buying what Trump is selling.)

     
    • fuzislippers 2:26 PM on 04/16/2011 Permalink | Reply

      No idea, but I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not buying what Trump is selling, either. I don’t care which conservative endorses him; he’s not for me.

      • just a conservative girl 12:16 AM on 04/17/2011 Permalink | Reply

        Rush likes stirring the pot with the birther crap. I am not sure he believes it, but he certainly isn’t opposed to using it.

        Have you noticed that most of the people who say they support Trump are big time birthers?

        • zillaoftheresistance 6:40 AM on 04/17/2011 Permalink | Reply

          I’m a “birther”. I don’t support Trump for president but I am glad that people are finally talking about Obama’s murky past after so many of us have been told to STFU for the past 3 years. It’s not just the BC, he’s had at least 2 different social security numbers, both of which came from dead people (identity theft is illegal, you know), he somehow was able to go to Pakistan at a time when Americans were not permitted to go there, if he was adopted by Lolo Soetero, as appears to be the case, when did he legally change his name to Barack Hussein Obama II, if he ever did? Where are his school records, medical records, anything? Why does nobody seem to remember knowing him in his distant past? There are people I went to kindergarten with who haven’t seen me since who I recently discovered still remember me and I remember all the kids I grew up with even if they were only around for a short time, why does nobody remember Lil’ Barry? If he has nothing to hide, why has he spent millions of dollars to keep anyone from seeing his records? Why is his campaign also financing the battle to keep his past locked away? Why are people who expect Obama to be subject to the same level of scrutiny that any other person in his position would be subject to considered crazy and stigmatized? He should have been properly vetted 3 years ago but nobody in either party bothered because the Alinsky machine was so very effective at destroying the reputations of anyone who asked even the simplest of questions that would be asked of any other candidate for public office, especially the most important office in the world!
          Of course his administration has been such an awful failure (unless the goal is to destroy America because then it’s remarkably successful) that there are so very many more issues that he needs to be hit over the head with repeatedly as the battle for 2012 approaches so I can understand why some folks think investigating his past is a distraction, but are we unable to multi-task? He needs to be hit over the head with everything we’ve got! EVERYTHING! Nothing should be off the table. This issue is hurting him now that one does not instantly become a pariah for bringing it up and anything that hurts Obama is a very good thing! Trump, whatever his motivation, is in a position to ask these questions so the people we’d actually like to see in the WH next won’t have to (although McCain should not have been such a sissy in 2008 – he lost not just because he’s a RINO but also because he was afraid to really fight to keep Barry from winning because at that time it was waaacist to treat the leper messiah the same as any other candidate would be treated).

          • just a conservative girl 4:53 PM on 04/17/2011 Permalink | Reply

            The thing about Pakistan is an urban legend. It is simply not true that American citizens couldn’t go to Pakistan at that time. It is an internet rumor that birthers keep repeating.
            many don’t release college transcripts. I will grant that the media finds ways to get them, but it isn’t uncommon. Palin didn’t release hers when she was on the ticket even when they were requested. Hillary didn’t release her thesis willingly.

            So much of the birther stuff is rumor and inuendo that won’t die. I really would like proof that he personally has spent millions to keep this stuff secret, I can’t find any. Yet these numbers persist.

            For most birthers God himself could come down and say he was born in Hawaii and they still wouldn’t believe it. The Clintons are the dirtiest players around. Do you really believe they would let this go? She didn’t run for president because she had nothing better to do. She wanted it badly. The amount of people who would have to be involved to cover this up is what makes too hard to believe.

            • SignPainterGuy 11:44 PM on 04/17/2011 Permalink | Reply

              jacg,
              I can understand your skepticism with the birther issues, there`s so much evidence that is mere conjecture, coincidental, supposition, circumstantial and things that make you go hmmmmm ! It`s those tidbits that can`t be refuted that sink O in my mind ! Like the interview from his `06 campaign for the senate where a reporter asks him, “Where were you born?” Without hesitation, O answers, “Kenya”. (If I can find the link, would you like to see it?) I`ll bet your familiar with Article 2, section 1 of the USConstitution, the requirments to become prez . The “Born of TWO parents who are citizens” part is the stickler here….no one argues that O`s Dad wasn`t Kenyan; nor do they argue that O Sr ever became a US citizen. I also have 2 links to the Kenyan Parliament that claim Barry as there own . There`s more.

              Barack Hussein Obama, aka: Barry Soetoro (as well as other names) is not and can not be eligible to be our president !

              I am a birther for the same reason I am a Christian : I have seen too much evidence not to be !

              • just a conservative girl 1:30 AM on 04/18/2011 Permalink | Reply

                The high court doesn’t agree with you on the meaning of natural born citizen. We have already had a president who had a father who was not a citizen when he was born. Arthur. There have been cases about citizenship both before and after the 14th ammendment. There is no way the court will rule he is not eligible on that basis. Not going to happen.

                Both Jindal and Rubio will be allowed to run even though their parents were not citizens at the time of their birth. While I agree that is what I gleened from reading the federalist papers, the court does not.

                Goldwater was born in Arizona, before it was a state. Romney (the elder) was actually born in Mexico to US parents and both were allowed to run.

                The only way he wouldn’t be eligible would be that he was born outside of the US. Then you have to add the republican governor of Hawaii in on it. Two different directors of the health department are in on it as well.

                • SignPainterGuy 1:46 AM on 04/18/2011 Permalink | Reply

                  Yes, a huge number of people appear to be in on it.

                  The Supreme court got the separation of church and state out of a statement that IF read in plain English, means the state will stay out of the business of the church. So I personally take issue with a lib. leaning court`s decisions ! Art, 1, Sec. 2 is quite clear.

          • SignPainterGuy 11:56 PM on 04/17/2011 Permalink | Reply

            “It`s not just because he`s had at least 2 ss #s…”

            Hold onto your shirt………….try…at least 39 different ss #s ! And the one he`s currently using was issued in Conn. and belonged to a Frenchman (naturalized citizen) who died in `81 or `83. (from VA Patriot`s comments at Michelle Malkin.com and linked to his site !) You can let go of your shirt now. :-)

            • just a conservative girl 1:42 AM on 04/18/2011 Permalink | Reply

              Then that person lived a long time. The queen birther Orly has said that the it was originally given in a century ago. 1890 I believe is the year she said it was originally issued. The woman is nutjob that has been proven over and over again to have false and misleading information.

              This whole birther issue is no different that truthers. First there were no plane parts, then when you show them plane parts they are then planted.

              You are free to believe what you choose to believe. But this lie would have had to started when he was several weeks old. On the off chance that a bi racial child born before civil rights would grow up to be the president of the United States.

              Even WND says that the birth certificate he released was not a forgery and it is the standard document that the Hawaii issues.

              The birth certificate that I was reissued several years ago doesn’t look much different and I used it to give to the DMV.

              • SignPainterGuy 1:54 AM on 04/18/2011 Permalink | Reply

                The story I was referring to is of a man who came to the US in the 20`s, as an adult, was issued the card some time in the `30s, and died in the early `80s. I don`t think Ms Tate was involved. I could be wrong. I`ll try to locate it tomorrow.

                FWIW, I`m not a truther ! But the Obummer docs, those in many cases were scrubbed in a mass movement in the last few years.

                • zillaoftheresistance 6:37 AM on 04/18/2011 Permalink | Reply

                  What about Lolo Soetoro’s adoption of Barry? Barry’s legal name was Barry Soetoro when he went to school. When was it legally changed to Obama, if it was ever changed? Can legally adopted children become unadopted?

                  And I am not a truther. I am a New Yorker who still mourns the loss and devestation that islamic terrorists visited upon my friends and family on September 11, 2001.

                  I find it almost funny that the same people who bristle at being called “teabaggers” were so quick to adopt a slur invented by leftists to smear people who have legitimate questions about the man in the oval office who has the murkiest background in the history of our Republic. Shut up, birfers, just accept that there’s a guy with practically no past as your president now. Don’t ask questions, nobody needs to know anything about the guy running the country!

                  • fuzislippers 6:49 AM on 04/18/2011 Permalink | Reply

                    I don’t think that’s at all what JACG is saying.

                    I think that there are certainly questions that need answering. Some things just don’t add up. He’s a genius “scholar” who’s never, not once, published any academic papers? Never presented a paper at a conference? How’d he get to be editor of the Harvard Review with no publications, no academic credentials at all? This makes zero sense to me (as someone who knows the pressure to “publish or perish” in academia, I find it completely inconceivable that anyone who was such a “star” never published so much as a book review). I can guarantee this is why he was only a lecturer at UChicago and not tenure-track, or after 10 years there, a professor.

                    How did he pay for his education? Did he get loans and/or grants? And if so, on what basis? (In other words, there may actually be something on the birth certificate that he doesn’t want known because it points to defrauding the federal government or something less serious, but still damning.)

                    I’d also like to know why both he and his wife no longer have licenses to practice law.

                    There’s valid reason to be curious about what’s in his background, on his birth certificate, in his records. No one is telling you to shut up, Zilla :)

                    • just a conservative girl 7:58 AM on 04/18/2011 Permalink | Reply

                      Those are the questions I would like to have answers to. My theory on his college transcripts is that he used affirmative action to get into school and his grades will show that he didn’t deserve to get into Harvard. I had a 3.99 GPA and scored 1490 on my SAT’s and I didn’t get accepted so I firmly believe that getting into Harvard has little relation to your grades. I applied to 10 schools, 9 offered me scholarships and Harvard offered me the door.

                      There is no reason to doubt that he was born in Hawaii other than Berg and Orly saying so.

                      Had he been born in Kenya he would have had to have all of this put in place before he started to run and had all kinds of people willing to go along with the cover up. If it came out it would have ruined his political career as well. Is it really possible that every person he approached was willing? Because no one has talked. They all would have to go along. That is a big leap.

                      Do I believe that a birth certificate should be part of the process of filing to run for president? Yes, but it isn’t.

                      • zillaoftheresistance 2:27 PM on 04/18/2011 Permalink

                        I never said I thought he was born in Kenya. But you both bring up questions that have earned other people the label “birthers” regardless of where they may think Barry was born. So there, you’re birthers too, because that’s what they call ANYBODY who questions his highly questionable past.
                        Can anybody tell me when he legally changed his name to Obama from Soetoro?

  • Jill 8:41 AM on 04/13/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    “Our kids need to live life beside us” 

    While we’re on the subject of taking responsibility for raising our children (see below), don’t miss Kathryn Jean Lopez’s interview with Dr. Meg Meeker, author of The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers. I posted on it here.

    A bit of the interview:

    Lopez: Another impossible one seems to be your mandate to live simply. School. Lessons. Homework. Birthday parties. Never mind the unavoidable and routine and mundane errands. Who has time to live simply?

    Meeker: Those mothers who have no time to look at how to simplify their lives are in the greatest need of doing so. The best thing that we can give our kids is time with us. They need card games with us more than they do more ballet lessons. Teen boys need to wash their cars with their fathers more than they need another video game or football practice. Our kids need to live life beside us and they are drifting further away because of the glut of electronics in their lives. They need face-to-face time with us, not more texts. They need more touch from us and they need to be in the same room with us as we work out our disagreements so they can learn to solve problems.

    It’s a little long but worth the read.

     
    • just a conservative girl 10:45 AM on 04/13/2011 Permalink | Reply

      I am big believer in the family dinner table. I think it is important to sit around the table every night and talk about your day. Sometimes the conversation is a little mundane when a five year is talking about what he did in school that day, but the alternative is that he doesn’t talk to mom and dad at all. My mom was very insistent that we eat dinner at home. We were not allowed to have dinner at someone else’s house. I didn’t appreciate it then, but I realize now why she did it.

    • pjMom 8:56 AM on 04/14/2011 Permalink | Reply

      I loved the interview with Meeker, Jill, and agree fully. I try to blog at naptime and in the early morning so pjT doesn’t see me glued to the computer. A la Montessori, she cooks and cleans with me, and it’s been fun to watch her skills progress so quickly.

      JACG: I agree re the family dinner table. Sometimes we have to have special “picnics” in the family room when it looks like my husband won’t be able to come home for dinner. The picnics have evolved into a special time, too, one that I cherish.

  • Jill 10:24 AM on 03/19/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Obama’s March madness 

     

     
  • Jill 9:42 AM on 03/16/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    “Infected” by Christian values? 

    At the Corner, Paul Diamond, counsel in the case of UK parents deemed unfit to foster children by virtue of their mainstream Christian beliefs (my post here) provides the rest of the story.

    Are Children ‘Infected’ by Judeo-Christian Values?

    The state-sponsored Equality and Human Rights Commission intervened and argued that it was the duty of the state to protect vulnerable children from becoming “infected” with Judeo-Christian values of sexual morality.

    The rest is history, and in a startling judgment, the High Court held last Monday that the United Kingdom is a secular state and that Christianity as part of the law is “mere rhetoric.” For Americans to note, the United Kingdom is formally a Christian state with the Queen as the head of the Church of England.

    The court made a series of statements to the effect that rights of sexual orientation trump religious freedom, that a local authority can require positive attitudes to be demonstrated towards homosexuality, that the Johns’ traditional Christian views could conflict with the “duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of looked after children,” and finally that Article 9 (Europe’s pale reflection of the First Amendment) does not protect beliefs contrary to the interests of the child.

    Mr. Diamond discusses the speed with which the UK has reached this point and hopes the US will learn from his country’s experience. Read the whole thing.

     
    • just a conservative girl 10:44 AM on 03/16/2011 Permalink | Reply

      This is how screwed up England has become. They recently cancelled a gay pride parade because they thought that it would upset Muslims and cause tension. Don’t they realize that under Sharia being gay is punishable by death? They are bending over backwards to be show sensitivity to a group of people who think they should be dead. Makes perfect sense to me.

    • Mariano 8:48 AM on 03/27/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Must be a good infection.
      Also, regardless of what you teach your children you are “infecting” them with your ideas.
      This is true even if you think that you are being neutral as then you are purposefully raising them according to your standards of neutrality.

      Here is more such claims and condemnation of Christian parents:

      http://www.truefreethinker.com/atheist-child-rearing

  • Jill 4:04 PM on 03/07/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    PP’s selective self-promotion 

    K-Lo:

    Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the United States.

    So when it pulled together a “Truth Tour” to shadow the Susan B. Anthony List’s expose-and-defund tour this week, Planned Parenthood made sure their bus didn’t include that little factoid.

    What, no 332,278 abortions in a year?

    That would be bad PR. Read the rest.

     
    • just a conservative girl 4:41 PM on 03/07/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Jill:
      Sadly, there are plenty of people out there who won’t think that number is wrong let alone shocking.

    • Obi's Sister 5:06 PM on 03/07/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Is it just me, or is that bus the perfect shade of CODE PINK?

  • Jill 11:25 AM on 02/25/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Video: Best union spokesman yet 

    Listen and learn, ye ignorant masses:

    Well, I’m convinced.

    Hat tip: Gateway Pundit

     
    • SignPainterGuy 12:51 PM on 02/25/2011 Permalink | Reply

      For several years I traveled to WI and MI for work during the warm months and enjoyed all but 3 things: no mtns, the prospect of severe winters and stupid union dolts !

    • iainswife 9:36 AM on 02/26/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Well a knowledge of history and a foothold on reality are two skills distinctly absent on the Left.

  • Jill 7:35 AM on 02/21/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Video: Obama is asked about Planned Parenthood scandal 

    Jill Stanek:

    The 1st bit of news to glean from Obama’s response is he was fully aware of the scandal.

    Obama tried to minimize the sex trafficking sting as “manufactured” and only getting attention on the “blogosphere,” both claims of which are patently false. His own Dept. of Justice is now involved, after all, and the videos were repeatedly cited in GOP House testimony last week about an amendment to defund PP – which passed.

    But Obama did nothing to reassure PP beyond that. In fact, he only distanced himself from the sex trafficking sanctuary.

    Obama 1st noted that any “specific problem… should be addressed.” Slap.

    But his most intriguing statement was, “I think that Planned Parenthood in the past has done good work.”

    Past tense.

    Kathryn Jean Lopez:

    Asked about Planned Parenthood and Live Action in a Richmond, Va., news interview, Barack Obama inadvertently makes the case for defunding Planned Parenthood.

    BFFs no more?

     
    • Quite Rightly 10:38 AM on 02/21/2011 Permalink | Reply

      “Well, eh, eh, you know, I will tell you, um, I think . . . that sometimes these issues get manufactured.”

      This is another way of dismissing people’s legitimate concerns as “astroturf.” If anyone knows about how to “manufacture” issues, it would be the President’s own party.

    • just a conservative girl 11:26 AM on 02/21/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Well, at least he said it is a state issue. Too bad he didn’t that with Wisconsin.

  • Jill 8:24 AM on 02/19/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Krauthammer: An epic moment; Obama is a man of the past 

     
    • Quite Rightly 9:17 AM on 02/19/2011 Permalink | Reply

      “In the end [hanging onto the past and the union advantages] will sink the country at the state and the national level.”

      The liberal bent that pervades this country’s educational system is blinding teachers to their contribution to the fiscal problems that their unions are dishing out to their students and to themselves. The demonstrating teachers in WI seem to be in complete ignorance of the losses of freedoms that will follow the loss of American economic strength.

    • A.Men 6:09 AM on 02/20/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Krauthammer finally has something right — again. But I think Obama wants to sink our country (capitalism) and establish Obamacare and Obama socialism. Then he will crown himself, King Obama.

  • Jill 10:46 AM on 02/12/2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Making GOP cool by ignoring social issues 

    It seems to me we’ve heard this song before.  Simon: At CPAC, abortion issue is passe

    Yes, I’m grumpy this morning.

    Maybe this will help:

     
    • pjMom 11:07 AM on 02/12/2011 Permalink | Reply

      I saw that this morning, too. Gotta love the head-in-the-sand approach. At this rate, Daniels will be the nominee. Absolutely burns me that a month after Gosnell et al, we get this.

    • Yukio Ngaby 7:39 PM on 02/12/2011 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t understand why, with the economy in the tank with unprecedented levels of deficits and debt, unemployment and underemployment at the high percentages that they currently are, a housing foreclosure crisis right around the corner, Europe’s economy collapsing, Obama betraying our allies and encouraging our enemies (including a soon to be nuclear Iran), so many people are intent on pulling conservative factions apart and driving moderates away with the abortion issue. The 2010 tsunami did not happen because of abortion issues.

      Abortion is an issue that can be addressed when the US economy is no longer in eminent danger of going the way of banana republics’, when we have regained respect in foreign relations, and when the American socialist Left has been (at least temporarily) declawed.

      As bad as it may be, abortion is not going away any time soon, nor is it an issue that could directly usher in an era of decline.

      • Jill 6:56 AM on 02/13/2011 Permalink | Reply

        Point taken. But it’s possible we’re at a turning point with public opinion on abortion. The veil is being yanked away. I’d like a leader and a party that understands the poisonous nature of legalized abortion.
        Steyn:
        “Aside from the intrinsic evil of not only Gosnell but a state that knowingly colludes with him, these “little” abortion stories reveal an almost totalitarian mindset in the “pro-choice” movement’s determination to brook no intrusion of reality upon the official myths. You may be one of those wealthy suburban “feminists” or “new men” indifferent to the fate of eight-pound “blobs of tissue” or 14-year old “women”, but the gulf between propaganda and truth, between the fatuous feelgood bumper stickers and the rusty crochet hooks, is profound – and, in a world where statists and social engineers serve as ruthless enforcers for the prevailing ideology, its deep moral corruption will eventually swallow you, too. America should be at the very minimum deeply disquieted by these revelations. That it is not – that it is dismissed as a “little thing” – is even more disquieting.”

        http://www.steynonline.com/content/view/3710/28

        • Yukio Ngaby 8:32 AM on 02/14/2011 Permalink | Reply

          The problem is the perception by many moderates and independents that the anti-abortion movement is another form of statism, this time perpetrated by the Right. You’re just not going to win votes by promising to strip away people’s liberties (yes, I know… what about the liberties and rights of unborn children, I’m anti-abortion [pro-life if you like] myself).

          My belief is that abortion cannot be an issue discussed and resolved until the current American Left isolates itself into irrelevence and actual liberals (not those informed by Marxism) once again become the American Left.

          I make no predictions, but there is a possibility of that political shift happening relatively soon– especially if certain educational reforms take place due to funding shortages, particularly at the university level, and the entertainment media is forced to acknowledge (by fiscal shortfalls) who their audience actually is.

    • just a conservative girl 11:40 PM on 02/12/2011 Permalink | Reply

      I was there, I didn’t get that feeling at all. Abortion is still a very big issue to the people who attended. I agree that there are some that are willing to put social issues to the back burner, but the base still believes in those issues.

      • Jill 6:49 AM on 02/13/2011 Permalink | Reply

        I’m glad to hear this is mostly Simon’s take.

    • zillaoftheresistance 8:00 AM on 02/13/2011 Permalink | Reply

      In my part of NY State, the Conservatives are pro-life, we almost weren’t able to bring the GOP tsunami to my Congressional district because the woman running against that lunatic John Hall isn’t pro-life. She wasn’t the ideal candidate, but she was all that we had to replace the guy who needed to go. I strongly suspect that there will be a pro-life primary challenger to her in 2012 and it will be no cake walk for Nan Hayworth to keep her job.
      I’m just putting that out there so you know that even in my blue state, our Conservatives DO really care about “social issues”.
      There is nothing “cool” about lying to, coercing and butchering young women.

  • Jill 11:55 AM on 02/09/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Politico spins Santorum 

    Politico‘s Andy Barr tries to stir up some drama on the right, accusing Rick Santorum of attacking Sarah Palin in the interview below. Santorum responded with an unambiguous, and accurate,  “This article is garbage.”  But Barr stands by his distorted reading, hoping, I guess, that no one will actually watch the video:

    Cross-posted at P&P.

     

     
    • just a conservative girl 9:59 AM on 02/10/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Plenty on the right are saying the same thing. Another Palin drama that is created from nothing.

  • Jill 10:29 AM on 02/08/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Buffalo beheader convicted in one hour 

    Via Mark Steyn:

    Muzzammil “Mo” Hassan chopped off his wife’s head, and then claimed it was because she’d been spousally abusing him. This was not in Yemen or Waziristan but in Buffalo. Despite the chutzpah (if he’ll forgive the expression) of his defense, yesterday the jury took less than an hour to find him guilty of murder.

    The Hassan case was fascinating not just because his entire public identity was a fraud but because the media so enthusiastically promoted that fraud. Two years ago, in Headless Body In Gutless Press, I wrote:

    You must click to read the rest.

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    Weasel Zippers: Moderate NY Muslim Convicted of Beheading Wife…

    Cross-posted.

     
    • SignPainterGuy 12:38 PM on 02/08/2011 Permalink | Reply

      This is FABULOUS NEWS ! Well done jury, and extra points for ruling so quickly !

      I hope CAIR takes this as a Cold Wet Soapy Greasy Dishrag-of-Reality-Slap to the face !! Our Constitution leaves no room for sharia law ! Islam`s barbaric teachings are anathema to the American experiment !

    • Quite Rightly 1:21 PM on 02/08/2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve been following this case too, and I posted a video of some of the prosecution summation here. “Mo” Hussan first tried the “she humiliated me” defense, then he tried “the rest of you are all Islamophobes” defense, until he finally settled on the “300-pound abused husband with 2 hunting knives forced to defend himself from a skinny wife armed with a bag of clean socks (his) and a store receipt.” I’m sorry I missed the Mark Steyn analysis.

    • Christopher Hinn 2:11 AM on 02/10/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Good! Very good justice system really do exist in our country. The jury should also be praised for a job well done.

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