Chalk up another one for the good guys with guns.
Pine County Deputies responded to the home of an elderly man on reports of a shooting.
When they got there the homeowner told them that two men had entered his house on the Fox road near Sandstone in what appeared to be a robbery attempt.
The Sheriff’s office reports at least one of the suspects was armed with a handgun and confronted the homeowner. The homeowner grabbed a handgun of his own and shot the armed suspect killing him.
For those that do not understand why I take David Frum to task over many self-defense stories, allow me to explain. Frum had a fun old-time mocking the idea that anyone actually uses a gun in self-defense after the Newtown shootings, so, I responded by tweeting links to self-defense stories to Frum. He never responded, so, I take every opportunity to poke the cowardly little snot who pretends to be a Conservative while he kisses Liberal’s asses at Beltway cocktail parties.
And for those of you who might be thinking that I have a genuine hatred for Frum, you are correct. I have less respect for Frum than I do for those who admit they are Liberal. At least they are up front with their ideology.
It seems that a Yale professor did a study about political outlooks and science comprehension, you know, the kind of study snotty, self-assured Liberals love to quote. Well, it turns out that Tea Party people, who are CONSERVATIVES for the most part, have a better knowledge of science. H’T Fritz
Because the “asymmetry thesis” just won’t leave me alone, I decided it would be sort of interesting to see what the relationship was between a “science comprehension” scale I’ve been developing and political outlooks…
It turns out that there is about as strong a correlation between scores on the science comprehension scale and identifying with the Tea Party as there is between scores on the science comprehension scale and Conservrepub.
Except that it has the opposite sign: that is, identifying with the Tea Party correlates positively (r = 0.05, p = 0.05) with scores on the science comprehension measure:
The professor shows signs of an open mind, which is good, of course he is not climbing out of his Liberal closet just yet
I’ve got to confess, though, I found this result surprising. As I pushed the button to run the analysis on my computer, I fully expected I’d be shown a modest negative correlation between identifying with the Tea Party and science comprehension.
But then again, I don’t know a single person who identifies with the Tea Party. All my impressions come from watching cable tv — & I don’t watch Fox News very often — and reading the “paper” (New York Times daily, plus a variety of politics-focused internet sites like Huffington Post & Politico).
I’m a little embarrassed, but mainly I’m just glad that I no longer hold this particular mistaken view.
But not really embarrassed enough to reconsider his other biases…
Of course, I still subscribe to my various political and moral assessments–all very negative– of what I understand the “Tea Party movement” to stand for. I just no longer assume that the people who happen to hold those values are less likely than people who share my political outlooks to have acquired the sorts of knowledge and dispositions that a decent science comprehension scale measures.
Baby steps professor, baby steps
What Liberals think– If we are really nice to Islamists, and show them we want peace, they will like us
Reality– They will still want to cut your head off or blow you up
What Liberals think– Rights come from big government
Reality-Rights come from God, they are Natural Rights
What Liberals think– Equality is the ultimate Utopia
Reality– Liberals prefer “equality” to liberty, even if that equality is an equality of suffering under Totalitarianism
What Liberals think– The States enforcement of the “common good” is more important than individual rights
Reality– Once the “common good” supersedes individual liberty, no liberty is safe, and ultimately, the “common good” will be decided by some for of dictatorship
What Liberals Think– Freedom of speech is sacrosanct, as long as that speech does not contradict Liberalism, then it is hate speech
Reality– Freedom of speech IS sacrosanct, no matter who it offends
What Liberals Think– Armed citizens rarely if ever use guns in self-defense, so strict gun control will reduce violent crime
Reality– Guns are used hundreds of thousands of times annually by Americans to defend themselves, so disarming the people will cause a dramatic increase in violent crime
When it comes to whether the economy has recovered from the Great Recession, many Americans are optimistic. After all, consumers are spending more, there are fewer home foreclosures, and an average of 180,000 jobs were added each month in 2013; all of these are good signs. But what about the other aspects of the economy, like the length of unemployment or the national debt? Are they back to where they were in 2008, before the recession? Here are 16 stats that show that our economy still has a long way to go before it can truly be considered healthy again.
#1 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Employment
1.4 million jobs have been created in 2013. Great, right? Not really when we’re seeing more part-time jobs. And this is before ObamaCare has even been implemented.
#2 Unemployment Rate
Could there be a more misleading statistic? I don’t think so. With a shrinking denominator (workforce) you can blame whoever you want, but we still aren’t to pre-2008 levels.
#3 Labor Force Participation Rate
The Labor Force Participation Rate is now at its lowest level since 1978. This is bad. Sure, some of it may be due to baby boomers retiring, but that doesn’t explain this massive and consistent slide downwards.
#4-7 Characteristics of Unemployment
It takes 20 more weeks for Americans to find a new job than it would have in 2008. The number of unemployed over 27 weeks has nearly tripled. Involuntary part-time workers are up about 50%. SPIN THIS, LIBS!
#8 Unemployment by Demographic
HOW DO DEMOCRATS NOT UNDERSTAND? Completely unrelated: Why did Hispanics, blacks, and young people overwhelmingly vote for Obama again?
Fewer homeowners. More renters. Lower median household income. Still loving that Hope and Change, or do you feel like you got duped by a teleprompter reading pseudo-rockstar that should be organizing communities instead?
#11-13 Debt and Government
$16 trillion in debt. That means we don’t produce (GDP) as much in one year as we owe in debt. And Obama and Democrats want to raise the debt ceiling?? No wonder a minority of people trust the President and Congress.
#14-16 Business and Industry
So Obama’s policies pad the pockets of the rich who benefit from Wall Street? Neat. Isn’t that the same artificiality that got us in this mess in the first place? At least consumer confidence is up…
Comes from Donald Douglas at American Power. Commenting on Ebony magazine’s exploitation of the Trayvon Martin case Douglas NAILS IT!
Look, we’ll never have racial reconciliation in this country when stupid people in the black community continue to exploit popular culture for leftist race-baiting
Sorry to say but he is correct. Yes we can blame the race pimps like Sharpton, Dyson, Jackson, and the NAACP, and they hold a great deal of the blame for fomenting racial animosity for profit. But at some point, the Blacks who obsess over skin color have to stop blaming their skin color for every bad experience they have.
Personally, I still feel that most Americans do not care about skin color, but about character. But, Black Americans have, for decades been taught that everything about them involves their color. They have been conditioned to be victims. In short they have been used by Liberals, and that has to stop. I also see that trend reversing itself as more Blacks see through the BS the Left has indoctrinated them with.
In an interview with ABC News set to air Thursday, the woman, known only as “Maddy,” said everyone on the all-female jury felt Zimmerman was guilty, but that the evidence didn’t let them convict him.
“You can’t put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty,” Maddy said. “But we had to grab our hearts and put it aside and look at the evidence.”
Note that she says there was not evidence to convict Zimmerman. That is something the media will no doubt completely ignore when they start blowing this out of proportion tomorrow. The media, and Liberal politicians will focus ONLY on the “we felt he was guilty” part of her interview. Odd it is that she says in the interview that she was the one dissenter against acquitting him
She revealed that she wanted to convict Zimmerman of second-degree murder, and “fought to the end” before finally voting to acquit.
“I was the juror that was going to give them the hung jury. I fought to the end,” she said.
But on the second day of deliberations, she said, she realized there wasn’t enough evidence to convict Zimmerman of second-degree murder or of manslaughter, which the jury was also allowed to consider.
So after sitting through the trial, and after two days of deliberations, THEN, she finally realized there was no evidence? Sorry that does not add up. Sounds to me, and this is only an opinion here, that she is trying to ingratiate herself with the Left here. Wonder how many times MSNBS will have her on?
Pathetic! That is what Sharpton is. He is as phony as they come, he has a long record of creating racism where none exists, all to his financial gain of course, He has never done anything to truly help anyone in America especially Black Americans, yet, so many Black Americans continue to follow his lead. This is tragic, and it is the result of decades of Liberals teaching Blacks that they are summed entirely by their skin color, and that every negative experience they have is racism, and that America owes them, and that they must think alike and must support ONLY the Liberal party, or they are not truly Black. Sharpton is not alone in this of course. The NAACP leadership, Je$$e Jackson, the Democratic party, and to a significant degree the news media also feeds this indoctrination. Sharpton, and his ilk are, simply put using Black Americans to further their own personal agenda. It sickens me to see this. I am to the point that I almost cannot listen to this jackal anymore.
Sharpton is trying to spread outrage over the Stand Your Ground laws that are on the books in 30 states, as if self-defense is, as Sharpton puts it, the greatest violation of civil rights in America. Hardly, in fact, self-defense is the GREATEST of all God-given rights. And, as committed leftists, you can bet your bottom dollar that these cretins are out to destroy concealed carry, stand your ground, and every other law the protects our right to defend ourselves. Watch this video and watch the attack on self-defense, and of course on the right of States to be the least bit sovereign. This is the face of leftism folks. They will exploit any tragedy, and tell any lie, repeatedly, use any victim, and create as much racial division to dismantle individual liberties in favor of their Collectivist Utopia. God help us if they succeed!
Liberals, including Liberal members of the media, often jump onto a story, or spin a story a certain way because, they WANT it to be true. One such example, can be seen in an Australian news story about a Gay couple who adopted a child. A story that painted the rosiest of pictures. A picture of two devoted dads, and a very luck infant. a story that the reporter who did it likely WANTED to be true, but, as Stacy McCain writes, was just a lie. A story not of love, or devotion, or family. But a story of evil, and sadistic child abuse
In July 2010, two men — their names given only as Mark and Peter — were the subjects of an Australian Broadcasting Company feature story with this headline:
The article by Ginger Gorman positively oozed with sympathetic admiration for Mark and Peter, whose son was conceived in 2005 with the assistance of a Russian surrogate mother.
The Left wants so badly to equate Gay marriage with traditional marriage, and part of that is equating two Gay, or lesbian parents with traditional parents. The ugly fact is that some people, be they straight or gay are evil. Such people should never be parents obviously. The story continues
He was only two weeks old the first time Newton, now 42, molested the boy that the Russian surrogate was paid $8,000 to bear for him and Truong, now 36. The Sydney Morning Herald reports:
Police believe the pair had adopted the boy ‘‘for the sole purpose of exploitation’’. The abuse began just days after his birth and over six years the couple travelled the world, offering him up for sex with at least eight men, recording the abuse and uploading the footage to an international syndicate known as the Boy Lovers Network. …
[U.S. District] Judge [Sarah Evans] Barker said the pair brainwashed the child to believe the sexual abuse was normal. Newton was also said to have trained the boy to deny any inappropriate behaviour if he was ever questioned by authorities.
An international syndicate of child molesters — this was the market for which Mark Newton and Peter Truong hired a surrogate to help them create a highly valuable commodity. That’s why they did that “hard work” referenced in the glowing 2010 feature — which the Australian Broadcasting Company has now deleted from its Web site, in a shameful attempt to hide their shameful misdeed in celebrating this shameful couple as an example of “Why two dads are better than one.”
But of course, they’re liberals. They have no shame — only an agenda.
Ah yes, everything the Left does revolves around their agenda. Part of that agenda is that “everyone and everything is equal”, or at least equal as the Left defines it. And no, I do not think all gay people are evil, I do not think that most are evil, I do not think the vast majority are either. The vast majority of all people, Straight, Gay, whatever, are horrified of such abuse of a child because what these two monsters did was evil. Again, some people are evil, and if we are to truly teat everyone equally, then their sexual orientation is not of importance is it? Unless, of course, you have an agenda………….
As I said in the post some people are evil and should never be parents
Our friends at HyperVocal made a convenient list of why these parents should rot in prison and/or hell. The two are being charged with, among many other things:
• Providing alcohol to all four children (legally drunk 9-year-old!)
• Physically abusing the kids (one was thrown into a wall)
• Having firearms within reach (right there on the floor)
• Threatening to kill the youngest child
• Taking pics of one kid with an “adult toy” in his pants
• Keeping one from going to school … ever
• Locking one of the children in a room with a bucket
• Having child porn on the computer
• Making one kid take care of the family’s FIFTY SNAKES
• Living in a filthy home with lizards, pigs and other animals
It should be known, in the 7th grade, I had a bully who picked on me, he was snotty little punk, and, it turns out not a very good fighter. Odd, his harassment of me stopped as soon as I punched him a few times. Later on, in the 11th grade, there was another kid who thought it was a good idea to try to bully smaller teens. I stuck up for them, he decided to attack me from behind on the bus after a soccer game (I scored three goals and got a hug from Jennifer, who was the hottest girl in school) so, I was in no mood to deal with his BS. In short his attack from behind strategy got him a fat lip and extreme embarrassment. The point is I know bullies suck, and sometimes bullying can be carried to extremes, and those punks should be dealt with, so, I am not making light of bullying at all. With that being said, here is the story
Any cause, no matter how noble, can be completely bastardized by activists. Chris has a great example of how the “anti-bullying” activists are using their cause, to bully the normal folks
NJ bans trash-talking in high school sports
New Jersey high school athletes who talk trash could find their teams penalized and themselves under investigation by the state Civil Rights Division.
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association and the state Attorney General’s Office announced the new policy on Wednesday.
They say it brings athletic events into line with the state’s anti-bullying law for schools.
Referees would also be required to report incidents for possible further investigation.
Soon they won’t even keep score. Because “losers” will feel bad. And God forbid someone’s precious little snowflake feels bad.
We’re breeding a nation of wimps.
Oops, can I say “wimps?” Or is that bullying?
Ah yes, the natural evolution of the Left’s campaign against competition has reached this point. Trash-talking, celebrating a TD, or a home run, these normal outbursts of emotion are now in the cross hairs.
It will not be long until bloggers will be accused of bullying by Liberals. If I had a bet on who the Liberal would be, I would bet on Charles Johnson because several bloggers like to show the absurdity of CJ’s hyperbole. And, since Johnson is somewhat of a whiner….. And really now, isn’t talking ill of someone’s ideology “trash-talking”? Just wait it is coming. Pretty soon “bullying” will rival “RAAAAACISM” as the favorite victim card of the Left. And, when it happens, remember who said it first. I suppose if I was an activist at heart I could start the Anti-Anti-Bullying Coalition, but activists tend to make my skin crawl, so I do not want to become one of those self-important douche bags. Oh, I wonder if calling those self-important douche bags out is “bullying”, see where this leads……………
Several conservative-leaning counties in Northern Colorado are considering seceding from the Centennial state because of the liberal policies being passed by the state’s government.
The proposed state, which would be called North Colorado, would consist of Weld, Morgan, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Washington, Yuma and Kit Carson Counties, all of which are in the rural, energy-rich northeastern part of the state.
“This is not the same state that I grew up in,” Weld County Commissioner Douglas Rademacher told Red Alert Politics. “In the last 10-15 years, the pendulum has swung so far to the left as far as anti-energy, anti-ag” policies go in the Democrat-controlled state capital of Denver.
“We were pushed into a corner, and frankly when you keep pushing into a corner you’re gonna come back out, and you’re gonna come back out with fire and that’s exactly what we did” he added, noting that ten other counties have contacted them about joining the movement.
According to Rademacher, the idea for secession actually came from residents at one of the county’s regular board meetings who are fed up with the strict gun laws and restrictions on national gas drilling the government has passed over the past few years. Just this past Wednesday Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) signed into law a bill that forces electrical cooperatives in rural areas to double the amount of renewable energy they produce by the year 2020. The state also created several new gun control laws that have adversely affected residents of these eight rural counties earlier this year.
“The constituents were frustrated over some of the legislation proposed out of Denver in which they were just basically jamming it through the legislature without any kind of feedback or really any willingness to compromise,” he told RAP. “The citizens were just upset and they just basically asked the question ‘What can we do?’ ‘Is there anything we can do as a county to stop this madness?’.”
He added that any movement toward succession would be “resident-driven,” and if the popular support for the secession is there, the commissioners in the eight counties hope to have the area’s approximately 400,000 residents vote on the issue in November.
Forming a new state within an old one is not an easy task. According to the U.S. Constitution, the process requires the approval of the existing state’s legislature and Congress. Rademacher believes the most difficult task will be winning over the state legislature, as Weld County and its neighbors provide so much profit to the state.
“We pay the bills,” he quipped.
He added that there is also the chance that North Colorado – should it succeed in its quest to break away from Colorado – could either annex other counties in neighboring Kansas and Nebraska that have expressed interest in the movement, or even completely take in a neighboring state like Wyoming.
Although it’s successfully happened five times in history, the last time a state officially broke away from another one was West Virginia in 1863. Since then there have been several failed movements to create new states within the continental 48, including the state of Delmarva, which would encompass all of Delaware and the counties along the eastern shores of Maryland and Virginia, and the “State of Superior” which would consist of the upper peninsula of Michigan.
In January, more than 125,000 Americans signed a White House petition asking the federal government to allow the state of Texas to secede (again) from the union.
As any Southerner who is not ashamed of the South, I have spent lots of time defending being Southern. From defending the accent from those who think it makes us sound inferior, to pushing back against those who look down on the entire region as uneducated. And, of course, I have spent many years studying the War Between the States, ever since I was nine actually. That has led me to believe something VERY politically incorrect. That belief, based again, in years of research is that it is absurd for anyone to assume that we Southerners ought to reject, or be ashamed of our Confederate ancestors. It is especially galling when some Conservative blogger does their best impression of a whining liberal and insists we must forget our past. You know, like those Conservatives who said Virginia ought to scrap marking April as Confederate history month. Because, I guess, history is icky, and surrendering to Liberals who wish to selectively edit history is our best move.
I always like to mention that any sin attached to the Confederate Battleflag can also be attached to Old Glory. I also think it important to note that the same Liberal nutcases who wish to yank the names of Davis, Lee, or Jackson off of parks, streets signs, and schools will one day be yanking the names of Washington, Jefferson, and Madison off of the same things. And, when there are no more Confederate banners, and no more more schools named after General Lee, the Left will not stop their campaign of cultural genocide, they will simply change their targets! Odd that those clamoring for us to “forget” our history are actually forgetting the long history of the Left’s complete intolerance of history they do not like.
Those that write about the Confederacy as a traitors always get me too. I imagine that if the Colonies had lost to the Brits in the American Revolution these folks would be calling our Founders traitors too. After all, those colonies seceded and sought their own nation didn’t they? Much like the Confederate States did. Much like the State of Texas sought its independence from Mexico, and Mexico from Spain. Maybe only winning struggles for independence makes seeking that independence right in some folks mind’s.
All of that brings me to that good news I spoke of in the beginning. A Nod to the Gods has a story out of Utah that made me smile
For once common sense prevails over political correctness.
I posted about a small college in southern Utah called Dixie State. With the school moving into university status, a few misguided/confused/brainwashed liberal students wanted to change the name from Dixie to Southern Utah because the term “Dixie” was thought to bring connotations of slavery or a perceived deep south racial bias. The few libertards did manage to have a beautiful statue removed, but failed by a LARGE margin to get the name changed. (Read Original Post Here)
An overwhelming 83 percent of respondents — made up of students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members — said the controversial “Dixie” title could or should be part of the school’s name.
However, Dixie opponents, including the NAACP, argue the term invokes a negative association with racism and slavery. But, the Sorenson advertising CEO argued that the community associates the name with volunteerism, compassion and a pioneer heritage.
The Dixie State student body president said that he wanted “Dixie” removed from the name, but that he would vote for the voice of the student body. The majority wanted to keep “Dixie” in the name with only 17 percent saying to remove it.
The overall vote in the Board of Trustees meeting was unanimous in favor of Dixie State University.
Not sure if the statue has been put back where it belongs. It should go back, let the whiners that wanted it down learn to be tolerant of someone else’s feelings for once in their lives! Here is a picture of the statue
The Left has long embraced the wish to ban some, or all guns. There are really only two reasons in play here. For those in power, like Dianne Feinstein, the wish to revive the “assault weapons”ban is based in starting us down the road to an outright ban, and eventually, I believe, confiscation. Feinstein’s motives do not come from a lack of knowledge about guns. She knows the term assault weapon is ridiculous, and she knows it is about ginning up an emotionally driven image of fully automatic machine guns in the minds of Liberals, and other Americans who are ignorant of what a “semi-automatic” gun is. So-called assault weapons look scary to those who are not familiar with guns. In fact an assault rifle, like the dreaded and demonized AR-15 are just rifles with scary looking features, like a pistol grip, or a larger magazine. Feinstein and her ilk know that they can show these weapons, and throw around the term semi-automatic, and frighten people. They do this in hopes of turning public opinion towards supporting first an assault weapons ban. then, when this law proves a failure, they can then focus on all semi-automatic guns. Of course most guns ARE semi-automatic, so, you see where this road leads.
For those who support “reasonable gun laws” as if we have no gun laws on the books, their support comes from ignorance, and emotional reactions to gun violence. We all know that when we react emotionally, we tend to make mistakes, except of course while we are emoting like there is no tomorrow. That is exactly what the likes of Dianne Feinstein want. This story, from Fontana, California, has some great examples of how ignorant many are about not just guns, but about self-defense as well.
The Fontana Unified School District Police Department purchased 14 AR-15 assault weapons to protect students in response to recent shootings across the country, but some school leaders and citizens think it’s a step in the wrong direction.
FUSD Superintendent Cali Olsen-Binks approved the acquisition of the rifles, which are being stored on campuses in locked safes for responding police officers in the event of an attack.
Fontana Police Chief Rodney Jones and Mayor Acquanetta Warren supported Olsen-Binks’ decision.
“It’s unfortunate that we have to have that, but it’s the best message we can send to anybody that thinks to harm our children,” said Jones. “The message we’re sending is…not here, not now, we’re prepared for you. And if you seek to harm our children, we will neutralize that threat and you will most likely be killed.”
Warren said, “Everyone wants children safe. At this time, we as a community, we have to come together and find other ways. But in the interim, our police officers need to be equipped.”
On these opening paragraphs we see the media plying along with the emotionally charged terms. Note they call AR-15’s assault weapons, when in fact they are simply rifles. The truth is that police feel that having such arms at hand will help them prevent, or stop a school shooting. The tactical merits of the plan can be legitimately debated, but listen to how a school board member, obviously driven by an emotions reacts.
School board member Sophia Green, however, doesn’t believe anyone will be safer if weapons are kept inside schools.
“If a person who has the intention of coming on campus to kill… knows we have the AR-15s…they might come with something even bigger or better. They will come prepared,” she said.
This is the classic Liberal response to fighting crime. They scoff at the notion that anyone can defend themselves. Of course this fallacy is driven by Liberal rhetoric, and a news media that exploits mass shootings, and ignores the tens of thousands of times Americans use guns to defend themselves against violent criminals. To Ms. Green, it is incomprehensible that a school shooter could be stopped by a good guy armed with a weapon. To her all guns are bad. All gun uses are bad, and all who carry or own guns are bad. I would bet that she believes the Liberal lie that all violence is equal. Liberal gun control groups use these lies all the time. Lumping all gun deaths together, even when police, or law-abiding Americans shoot violent criminals. Their stats are meant to skew our perception. Their other favorite trick is to exclude times when armed citizens use their gun to defend themselves by brandishing their weapon, or firing a warning shot. Such cases make up over 90 % of defensive gun uses. So, excluding these shrinks the number of what I call positive gun uses.
Another Liberal voice is cited in the article
Anna Conklin, a child development specialist, also opposed storing the guns on school grounds. She told KCAL9′s Dave Bryan that a counseling program would be a better way to address violence on campus.
“Children aren’t born with a gun in their hand and vengeance in their mind. They aren’t necessarily going to grow into being a killer. We, as a society, need to address why children are growing up to commit these acts as teens and adults. I don’t see how adding more weapons on a campus is addressing that,” Conklin said.
A counseling program? For what? To help grief-stricken students deal with another tragic incident? I have no issue with counseling, but it has nothing to do with preventing school shootings. Neither does disarming the good guys. More guns on campus, if they are in the hands of the good guys is a good thing. Certainly gun-free zones is an idea that has failed miserably. Again, a Liberal assigns blame and responsibility to inanimate objects rather than to those who use those objects. Again, this is the all violence is equal, all guns are bad nonsense. The Liberal sheep who drink the Kool-Aid Dianne Feinstein serves them have allowed themselves to be indoctrinated by the likes of Feinstein. Feinstein, and her fellow Statists need useful idiots like the two women in the story above to help push their agenda through. This is why education is so important my friends. People who know about guns do not fall for the lies Feinstein spins
Mike Mohamad Agemy was trying to “stop the hate.”
That’s what he told police June 17 after he was arrested for trying to run over a group of Christian fundamentalists who were denouncing Islam in front of the largest mosque in the country, Dearborn’s Islamic Center of America.
A police report obtained under the Freedom of Information Act provides details about the incident that has touched off a firestorm of commentary on right-wing blogs and fanned the notion held by some that Dearborn’s Muslim community is hostile to Christians.
The group Agemy is accused of assaulting is called the “Bible Believers.” Based out of California, they had already been in the news that weekend for their anti-Islam demonstration at the Arab International Festival in East Dearborn. That display, which included a pig’s head on a pike and signs about Islam that many found offensive, led some festival-goers to pelt them with eggs, plastic bottles and reportedly rocks.
This story displays the difference between radical Christians, and radical Muslims. The group demonstrating in front of the mosque are what I might call radical Christians. They, at least in my view, take their religion too far. But, too far for them is carrying “offensive” signs, or maybe burning a Koran. The man who tried to kill them is what I might call a radical Muslim. He, and many other Muslims take their religion too far too. But, instead of carrying “offensive” signs, they KILL people, for simply expressing their opinions. See the difference?
There are other examples, examples the Left refuses to acknowledge. Take how Fundamentalist Christians treat Homosexuality for example. Yes, they say Homosexuals are going to Hell, or that Homosexuality is sinful, and tend to oppose Gay marriage. The Left rails against these Christians. The Left labels them bigots, backwards, hateful, etc. Now, consider how homosexuals are treated under Sharia (Muslim) Law. They are executed! Yes, executed, as in beheaded, hanged, stoned, as in DEAD! See the difference?
How about drinking? Christians discourage drinking to excess, they see it as sinful. But, they pray for those who over indulge. Under Sharia Law, drinking is grounds for lashing, yes, brutal public whippings. Again, can you spot the difference?
Adultery? Christians strongly condemn adultery, with words. Under Sharia Law, adulterers are often executed, maybe they are shot, maybe stoned to death, or maybe they get off “light” by receiving dozens of lashes. And understand that while Christians define adultery as cheating on your spouse, Sharia Law defines it as, well, a woman talking to a man in many instances. Can you spot the difference?
I could go on about the differences between “radical” Christians, and radical Muslims and how they treat gamblers, hint, Christians do not beat gamblers, teens who have sex, hint, Christian nations do not hang 16-year-old girls who have sex from cranes like Iran has been known to do. Christians also do not forbid women from driving, or dressing as they choose, nor do they forbid girls from being educated. Sharia Law, which again, is MUSLIM LAW, does those horrid things. One last time, can you spot the difference?
I understand that many Liberals cannot, or to be more precise will not note the differences. They are too obsessed with their perverse definition of “equality” and moral relativism. They simple refuse to recognize that some cultures are superior to others. They will, however, gladly denounce Christians for opposing Gay marriage. Yet, try to find any Liberal of note denouncing the executions of Gay people, or those even suspected of being Gay in some Muslim nations?
Yes, certainly Liberals will denounce the so-called “war on women” they claim, falsely, I might add, that Republicans are engaged in here in America. Yet, again, try to find the Liberal outrage over how women are treated under Sharia Law. Yes, the Left will gladly denounce the evils of Western Culture, but do they denounce Sharia Law? Cue the crickets chirping.
Leftism and Reality can you spot the difference?
No it is not because Fox has hot women anchors, MSNBS and CNN have those too, although the ones on MSNBS are nuttier than a fruitcake. No it is not because Fox is “Right-Wing”. It is for one simple reason, and only one. Fox anchors do not allow Liberal talking heads to get away with the BS talking points! The Blaze has video of a great example.
Watch and enjoy
Well, there are many. Here are just a few I thought of sitting here this evening
Conservatives believe abortion kills an unborn child, therefore they oppose it. Liberals believe abortion kills an unborn child as well, they just do not care.
Conservatives believe that self-defense is a fundamental human right, therefore they fully support the Constitutional guarantee of the right to keep and bear arms. Liberals believe self-defense, and gun ownership encourages self-reliance and individualism, therefore they are for disarming the citizenry.
Liberals believe that people who want everyone to get a tax cut are greedy. Conservatives believe that people who want to mooch of the success if others are greedy!
Conservatives believe that skin color, gender, and sexual orientation are unimportant, and that it is personal character that truly matters. Liberals are obsessed with labeling everyone, and hyphenating as many Americans as they can.
Conservatives and Liberals both cherish diversity, but in different ways. Conservatives view different ideals, ideologies, and opinions, and backgrounds as diversity. Conservatives also do not mind dissent, they welcome the chance to debate. Liberals, on the other hand see diversity as people having certain ideals based not on opinion, but on gender, skin color, or sexual orientation. Liberals also LOATHE any opinion except theirs of course.
Conservatives define freedom of speech as every American having a perfect right to voice their views. Liberals define freedom of speech as anyone toeing the Liberal line having the right to speak.
Both Conservatives and Liberals see the Constitution as a living document. Conservatives view the Constitution as a living document that actually means what it says, and that is the supreme law of the land. Liberals say the Constitution is living, meaning that it can mean anything a Liberal wants it to mean.
Conservatives believe that competition is a good thing. Liberals believe competition is bad because it might hurt someone’s feelings.
Conservatives believe history is important because it teaches us about where we have been, and that we can learn from knowledge of history. Liberals believe history is important because they can twist it to teach children that America is a racist, sexist, greedy nation that needs more Marxism.
Conservatives are more optimistic and Liberals are more pessimistic.
Conservatives are more charitable. They believe in giving THEIR money. Liberals are less charitable and tend to believe that real charity is the government taking other people’s money to spend on social programs Liberals favor.
There are more I might add later but I close with the BIGGEST difference between Conservatives and Liberals.
Conservatives are Individualists, meaning they believe that the rights defined in the Constitution are Natural, or God-give rights, that government cannot take away. Liberals are Collectivists, meaning that they see individualism as a dangerous thing. They also believe that all rights should come ONLY from government, and that individual rights are secondary to the “common good”.