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  • just a conservative girl 11:39 AM on 03/05/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , liberty, , religious protections   

    Rush Changing the Narrative 

    There are many on the right who are very unhappy, to say the least, about Rush Limbaugh issuing an apology for calling Sandra Fluke a slut.  They shouldn’t be.  The anger should be directed at him using the word in the place.  Above and beyond how derogatory the word is towards women, it changed the conversation; and not in a good way.

    I understand what Rush was trying to do.  He was pointing out the irony of her claim.  But the truth is we know nothing about this woman’s sex life.  If you are thinking to yourself that you do, then when is the last time she performed a sexual act?  How many partners has she had in the past six months?  Is she heterosexual or homosexual?  Chances are you know none of the answers to these questions because she never discussed her sex life and what type of birth control (if any) that she uses.  She discusses the topic in a more generic conversation and talked about countless “others” who tell her their stories of woe.

    What Rush and everyone else needs to be concentrating on is the first amendment.  The government trying to dictate to a church what is and what isn’t protected by the constitution, not her sex life.  Seriously, are you all that interested in her sex life?  I am not.  I could care less what she does in her bedroom. As long as it done by consenting adults, it is none of my concern.  What is my concern is how she is trying to push her will and her view-point onto the Catholic Church and Georgetown University.  She chose that school for a reason.  She went there specifically to try to force them to change their policy on birth control.  She did this before Obamacare and the mandates were even an issue.  She has been working on this for almost three years.

    Look, birth control isn’t the issue.  I have used birth control in my life and I can guarantee you no one will be accusing me of being a slut.  Newsflash; not all conservative women are virgins when the get married and therefore use birth control.  Newsflash;, not all conservative women are looking to have large families; so they use birth control.  The issue is does the federal government have the right to force a religious institution to go against the doctrines and teachings of the church that has been around for thousands of years?  These church teachings have been in existence long before the U.S. was ever formed.

    The left set the trap and we conservatives walked right into it.  This isn’t about sex, it isn’t about birth control, it is about liberty.  We need to do ourselves a favor and stop talking about this woman’s sex life and deal with the fact that she is trying to push her will onto the rest of the country; regardless of the constitutional protections that are in place.  We need to stop playing their game.  They wanted to paint conservatives as a bunch of people who think anyone who uses birth control is some sort of sexual deviant who needs us to tell them how to live their lives and what drugs they can and cannot put into their bodies.  That is a battle we cannot, should not  and will not win.  Americans don’t want the right telling them how to live their lives anymore than they want left doing it.  What Americans want is their freedoms and liberties to be protected.  Our job is to tell them that they are being ebbed away by an over-reaching, ever more powerful federal government in the guise of discussion on birth control.  If we keep the discussion on birth control and Ms. Fluke’s sex life they don’t see that they are giving away their liberties willingly in exchange for a $9 pack of generic birth control pills.

     
    • fuzislippers 11:44 AM on 03/05/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Actually, if I’m angry at Rush for anything (and I’m not), it would be his being too stupid to leave the leftist trap alone. Instead of seeing what they were doing, he just charged in like an idiot and did what too many others are happy to do–and the left is in pure ecstasy about–talk about birth control, sex, and abortion.

      We were winning this battle on the Constitution, on the free exercise of religion, on the huge problem with government dictating to religious organizations, mandating that they go against their conscience.

      Let that sink in. We were winning that battle. Handily.

      Enter all the crazies talking about birth control, then the set up with Fluke, then Rush leaping into the trap. Now where are we? Where is religious freedom? Losing. Big.

      This is not, never was, and never will be about contraception–let’s stop playing into the left’s hands. The issue is freedom. Period. No ifs, no ands, and damn sure, no butts.

      • DemocratGuy 1:59 PM on 03/06/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Visitor from ObamaLand here, hope you don’t mind! I think Fuzi’s point was right, that the whole issue was a set-up–it just seems too perfectly timed with Santorum’s rise in the polls. Obama is definitely not above wedge-issue politics, hopey changey stuff notwithstanding.

        But, I want to press you, Fuzi, on one point. Is it really true that you’re not angry at the attitude Rush put on display? All the stuff about aspirins between the knees, I mean, that’s so unbelievably demeaning to a whole group of women at a religious institution. I’m not talking about the language or the words, but the sentiment. And then the idea that men should be compensated with sex videos? I mean, what sick mind would think of that in the first place, let alone believe that was funny, hilarious, absurd, ridiculous, or anything else but just sick? Isn’t it horribly offensive, no matter your stance on the policy question?

        • just a conservative girl 5:41 PM on 03/06/2012 Permalink | Reply

          I can’t speak for Fuzzi, but that is part of Rush’s shtick. The videos was about the notion that somehow she has a right to birth control. If I and every other tax payer now must pay for birth control then we should be getting something out of it. And yes, all of us will be paying for birth control whether we use or not, whether we agree with it or not. There is no such thing as birth control fairies that will be giving that out for free; regardless of President Obama says. The people who listen to him on a regular basis don’t look at it as demeaning. We just don’t. We think it is demeaning that we are being asked to pay for it.

          • DemocratGuy 10:40 AM on 03/07/2012 Permalink | Reply

            Thanks for letting my comment through moderation. And thanks, JACG, for your thoughtful reply! I realize it wasn’t fair of me to ask Fuzi (or you) to set aside the policy question, given its importance to you as a constitutional issue. In any case, I appreciate the time you’ve taken to answer my question. Great blog!

            • just a conservative girl 4:27 PM on 03/07/2012 Permalink | Reply

              You welcome back anytime since you seem to be willing to engage in real debate minus the name calling and rhetoric. You should now no longer go into moderation. Keep it civil and you won’t be deleted. We welcome all points of view.

        • fuzislippers 10:59 AM on 03/07/2012 Permalink | Reply

          Sorry, DemocratGuy, I only just saw this notification when your second one came through.

          Anyway, to address your delightfully civil comments/questions: heck, no, I’m not angry at Rush’s attitude or what he said. I’m a conservative. If I got upset every time some leftist “comedian,” pundit, talk show host, politician, or random troll called a woman a name (“slut” is actually one of the nicer terms I’ve heard from leftists), my head would have exploded in self-righteous indignation ages ago.

          I’m not in the least upset that a conservative stooped to that level, at least not beyond the obvious fact that it was beneath him (and as JACG points out, he’s a shock jock, it’s what he does—isn’t that Bill Maher’s excuse for calling Sarah Palin a “cunt” and David Letterman making jokes about Bristol Palin’s sex life?).

          Are you honestly upset that Limbaugh “demeaned” a “whole group of women” or are you upset that a CONSERVATIVE used the same tactics and language that leftists use against women on a daily basis? Something to think about. Now I don’t know you, and you seem nice enough, so maybe you do get outraged at all of the horrible things that are said about conservative women (the rape fantasies and death wishes are always fun). Maybe you do . . . . or maybe that’s “different”? Somehow.

          I think that one thing that might bridge the ideological gap is the following consideration of my conservative principles. Name calling is not nice, it’s rude, it’s ill-mannered. It’s not, however, anything more than that (which is why conservatives always graciously accept the (forced) apologies when they are made, which is all-too-rarely).

          If he thinks she’s a slut, so what? Is that really an indictment of everyone with a vagina? Of course not, but I used to be a leftist, so I get the whole group think thing and know that’s both an extension of the collectivist craziness that is the entire Marxist miindset and the knee-jerk reaction to any conservative daring to have a viewpoint. Tolerance, really, isn’t a strong suit on the left. Nor is forgiveness. But I guess that’s why it’s so hard for you to understand that I’m not in the least bit upset that Rush called Fluke a slut. It’s still a (relatively) free country.

          You’ll notice that I’m not talking about contraception because that is not what this is about (never was, never will be).

          • fuzislippers 11:18 AM on 03/07/2012 Permalink | Reply

            Oops, correction: I was never a leftist, but I was a liberal (or thought I was).

            • DemocratGuy 1:41 PM on 03/07/2012 Permalink | Reply

              Hi there, Fuzi! Since you asked, for the record, yes, I do get very annoyed and upset when conservative women are attacked this way, and I was thinking of the vicious, vile insults hurled at Sarah Palin by the likes of snide jerks like Bill Maher. I was also thinking about how frustrating it was to hear so few on “my side” speak out against such slime. In fact, I specifically clicked over to Potluck just to see how you folks dealt with a similar situation.

              Thanks to you, too, for the reply. Always great to get your perspective on things, and I appreciate you taking the time to listen to me natter on. –Mike

            • DemocratGuy 1:42 PM on 03/07/2012 Permalink | Reply

              Oh, and I should have said I laughed out loud re: the “my head would have exploded ages ago” comment. RIGHT ON!

    • A.Men 12:03 PM on 03/05/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Rush Limbaugh was 100% right about Fluck. Wake up!

      • just a conservative girl 12:09 PM on 03/05/2012 Permalink | Reply

        I think you need to wake up. Why are we talking about this women’s sex life instead of religious liberties then? We talk about her sex life it allows the left to cover up what they are trying to do. They then win.

    • SignPainterGuy 12:25 PM on 03/05/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Rush opened today`s show with an apology to us and acknowledgement that he`d sunk to the left`s level in using the word “slut”.

      Preach it, Fuzi ! ;-)

      • Sherry 9:09 AM on 03/10/2012 Permalink | Reply

        I struggle still, because Fluke 1) lied before Congress 2) knew she was lying and 3) if she was lying about something as basic as her age to make herself more sympathetic, what else was she possibly lying about?

        Yes there are people who need birth control for medical reasons, not social ones, just as there are men who need viagra for reasons other than pure pleasure. But you’re right, Rush derailed the dialogue with the distraction and as a result, she’s been elevated to the point that the media and left and even now the cowed right, won’t vet her testimony.

        We cannot know if any of the sob stories she told were true. She used her platform to pour out a story that demands people violate thier faith so she can act as she will, be it slutty or chaste. And now with Rush, many more people heard her testimony, and she has become a martyr for the left. She may not be what Rush called her, but she is something else, though perhaps only in such small things as one’s age by seven years, untruthful.

        • just a conservative girl 11:26 AM on 03/10/2012 Permalink | Reply

          Did she lie about her age or did the media assume that she was 23? I don’t think she said her age. The media ran with it. I agree she lied, but I don’t think it was about her age. I will have to listen again to find out. What she lied about was the costs of birth control in the DC area. I live here I know that birth control is dispensed like Pez here.

        • just a conservative girl 7:32 AM on 03/11/2012 Permalink | Reply

          She didn’t lie about her age. In her testimony she said she was a third year law student, but never told her age. She also said that she was an activist and named the organization she was ahead of. here is the link. Much of the media coverage of her testimony is not correct. Wow, what a shock that is. http://current.com/1mhv4kc

  • Sherry 10:07 AM on 12/29/2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , liberty, ,   

    Yet another reason to Homeschool, Go off the Grid, Vote Them Out, Pray… 

    Because we didn’t read the bill before we passed it, the Stimulus bill of 2009 Surprize! has an easter egg that stinks to high heaven.  Kudos to the Missouried Education Watchdog for doing the leg work, and it deserves more press than it’s getting. 

    Living just outside the beltway, I don’t recall a firestorm of criticism about creating a national database, defacto or otherwise of student information, and I listen to conservative sources of information that are local.  So I’m thinking, this needs more noise, more pressure, more concern.  We’re going to be told in soothing tones, nothing to see here, move along.  But information is power.  Having access to information without our consent or knowledge, is dangerous power. 

    Go read it. 

    Then start brainstorming, how do we deconstruct the Leviathan that has become our government, where rules are written and rewritten silently to eliminate privacy, to eliminate our liberty, to allow others who do not love us, to know more than in some cases, those who do love us, know.

    http://www.missourieducationwatchdog.com/2011/12/emmett-mcgroarty-executive-director-of.html

     
    • stlgretchen 10:50 AM on 12/29/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the exposure on this. Not only does the government want to track existing human capital, it wants to track your children even before they are born! It’s voluntary, for now:

      http://www.missourieducationwatchdog.com/2011/03/question-is-version-of-p20-pipeline.html

      And here are the data sets ready to be implemented on public education students;

      http://www.missourieducationwatchdog.com/2011/11/this-is-going-in-your-permanent-file.html

      Would love to combine forces with other organizations to put a stop to this erosion of civil liberties. Please contact us through Facebook at “Missouri Education Watchdog” or at stlgretchen@gmail.com

    • Mary De Voe 3:54 PM on 12/29/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Medical records too, after one has paid for them, now belong to the doctor, to do with as he pleases and can be sold or used to insure and to not insure as the corporations decides. Hereditary diseases among others can now be determined for many generations and may be used to discriminate against an innocent individual in hiring and education and who may live and who may die according to the state, Obamacare, with its nationalization of healthcare, must absolutely have this degrading, condescending violation of another human being ‘s sovereign personhood and informed consent in the fine print. As Pelosi said: “Hurry up and pass it so we can learn what is in it.” Believe me, Obama is no Santa Clause. Obama will suck the life out of us, in the same way as he approves of the brains of the unborn being sucked out. Obama is no Big Brother, Obama is the devil in disguise. Congress makes laws and legislates the will of the people. Obama is a usurper and imposter, alien and traitor

    • Mary De Voe 12:00 AM on 12/30/2011 Permalink | Reply

      IP initials for Intellectual Property, is being raped from citizens without our congressional representatives being and having informed consent to speak for us and for themselves. Business as usual for Congress does not include raping information or transffering stolen intellectual property to Obama. “Lets pass it to find out what is in it” says Pelosi. The citizens have been swindled through Congress by our government. Hillary Clinton put in her healthcare package a two year federal prison sentence for any doctor who dared to medically assist any person not in his assigned group. Does anybody really believe that Obamacare is less punitive? Having not been given the time to read the fine print and denied informed consent, persons are just like a fourteen year old pregnant girl forced into an abortion and being driven to an abortion clinic by the public school nurse and across state lines. The same public school nurse who handed the infant child the ineffective condom . It is the duty of the state to protect its citizens’ virginity, innocence, civil rights to privacy and intellectual property.This would be done through informed consent and representative government, otherwise it is piracy.

    • stlgretchen 12:08 AM on 01/05/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Thought you would like to know the data being shared on students via tracking bracelets in elementary school. Kids will need to wear for 1 week…24/7:

      http://www.missourieducationwatchdog.com/2012/01/are-parkway-parents-paying-attention.html

  • nosheepleshere 4:20 PM on 06/10/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Flag Day 2010, liberty,   

    WARNING: This Flag Is More Than A Piece Of Cloth 

    Call me a sentimental old fool.  I happen to think that America’s history and the sacrifice of generations who fought for our flag and our country means more than just a piece of cloth at the end of a pole.  It represents freedom and American ideals.

    The American flag flies on the moon, hurtling out in space on a gravity-less lunar surface, planted there by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. It flew at Ft. McHenry in 1814 and was the inspiration for Francis Scott Key’s immortal “Star Spangled Banner”. It was raised at great peril on Mount Suribachi in 1945 on the godforsaken island of Iwo Jima.  It sits atop Mount Everest, placed there by American mountaineer Jim Whittaker in May of 1963.  When our Olympians stand victoriously on the podium, Old Glory is raised high above their heads. The flag is how America signs her name.  The flag is the emblem of America’s collective character.

    There’s a commotion going on about Wilder Productions adding a warning label on its reprints of the United States Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, Common Sense, the Articles of Confederation and the Federalist Papers.

    It reads, in part:  “This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today.  Parents might wish to discuss with their children how views on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and interpersonal relations have changed since this book was written before allowing them to read this classic work.”

    Can someone please tell me why there must be a warning label on the only safeguard of our liberties?  It was Franklin Delano Roosevelt who is credited with saying that “the United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.”

    As Flag Day, which is celebrated each June 14th  approaches, let us remember the poignant words of John F. Kennedy, who on October 27, 1963 said, “A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors; the men it remembers.”

    As long as older gentlemen stand ramrod straight to salute Old Glory; as long a brave young men go to fight a war on distant soil so that the enemy doesn’t fight us in our homeland and until I am no more, I will stand guard over liberty.  Will you join me?

    The next time you catch a glimpse of the moon, remember, there’s a flag up there.

    Read more at No Sheeples Here.

     
    • Quite Rightly 4:28 PM on 06/10/2010 Permalink | Reply

      It’s a culture war, all right. People now believe that patriots are the enemy. Some of the less brain dead will find out soon enough how wrong they were, when they look around and see what they’ve lost. Most will never know the difference. However, those of us who do understand must stand together.

      P.S. There is a flag on the moon, placed there by American ingenuity, research, perseverance, vision, wealth, and courage. Maybe that’s why Obama has made sure we can’t visit it any more, unless we go in a Russian vehicle.

  • nosheepleshere 11:46 PM on 05/10/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: liberty, , wearing American flag t-shirts   

    Send A T-Shirt And Send A Message (Let’s Make This Go Viral) 

    Tim, of Left Coast Rebel, contacted me via email with a request to make an idea go viral in support of the five kids who were sent home because they chose to wear T-shirts that depicted the American flag.  The idea is the brainchild of Chris, the proprietor of My Thoughts on Freedom.  I’m supporting the effort and I hope you will too.

    If you own a blog, please repost this on your site and invite your readers to send T-shirts to the patriotic kids who stood up for America to let them know that we’ve got their backs.

    America is under attack. Our history, our culture and our way of life has been assailed by forces from within to the point that if you celebrate America and what it stands for, you are called a racist, a Nazi or a tea bagger.

    The latest assault on America came last week when five high school students in California were sent home for the day because they chose to be patriotic and wore T-shirts depicting the American flag on Cinco de Mayo. This act of patriotism was deemed incendiary by one school official and offensive and disrespectful by students of Mexican descent who claimed that this was their day to celebrate Mexico.

    This cannot be tolerated. Even though the school’s principal has since apologized, that does not begin to address the issue which is this is America and every day we are a free nation is a cause to celebrate.

    To this end, we need to band together to show the anti-America crowd that we will not accept these assaults on free speech and patriotism. We also need to show, not only these five students but, students across the country that they should not be ashamed or fearful of showing their pride in America at any time.

    Please show your solidarity and send a flag adorned T-shirt or any other representation of the flag to:

    Flags for Freedom
    c/o Live Oak High School
    1505 East Main Ave
    Morgan Hill CA 95037

    Let the kids know that America’s got their back.

    Read more at No Sheeples Here.

     
     

     

     
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