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Big Sports vs. Religious Liberty

Every day it seems, we descend further into madness.  And I’m not even referring at the moment to the presidential race.  Last week, Republican Georgia governor Nathan Deal, in typical spineless Republican manner, folded under pressure from big corporations including Disney and Apple, and vetoed a bill that would ensure religious liberty as guaranteed by the first amendment by, among other things, ensuring that ministers would not be forced to officiate “gay marriages” against their will.  In North Carolina, there is a lawsuit against another bill that would protect private business owners against such things as being forced to cater “gay weddings” or allow gender-confused dudes to use the ladies’ room.   The NBA has declared that unless that bill is vetoed, the All-star Game will not be played in Charlotte.

I don’t get ESPN, but it is on regularly at the break room at my place of work, and the channel seems to every day be less and less about sports, and more and more about pushing left-wing political propaganda.  It has heavily covered  the above-mentioned brouhaha concerning the NBA’s proposed boycott of North Carolina, siding with the NBA as if they were making a stand of great heroism and courage, as well as running sob stories about the alleged horrible plight of “transsexual” athletes in schools around the country – such as the epic struggles of strapping young “biologically male” jocks fighting for the “right” to play on the girls team and use the girls’ locker room.  (Sign me up, dude!)

I’m really not sure why the issue of “transgender” bathrooms and such is of such pressing importance to the NBA.  Are there really that many pro basketball players demanding to use the ladies’ locker rooms?

At the same time, ESPN is also heavily covering the epic struggle of heroic litigators against the Big, Bad Corporate NFL regarding the concussion issue.  (And in case you miss the larger political context, the commentators explain that in denying the danger of concussions from playing pro football, the NFL is exactly the same as the evil “climate-change deniers.”)  However, with regard to LGB-alphabet-soup issues, we’re supposed to root for the Big Heroic Corporate NBA against some tiny Christian-owned bakeries and such.  Now, Goliath’s the good guy, and David the villain.

The left (including ESPN) is always screaming about the power of Big Evil Corporations, and their undue influence on government.  However when the Big Corporations are pressuring and influencing government for socially “progressive” causes, this influence is applauded and celebrated.  And increasingly, large corporations push leftist social causes, helping win the favor of leftist politicians in our crony-capitalist system.

 

The enforcement of politically-correct social causes such as those mentioned by law on the national level is likely to happen if Hillary wins the presidency, and the packing of federal courts—and the Supreme Court—with leftist activists continues.  Basic freedom of religious practice will become a thing of the past.  (Though such judicial activism may prove unnecessary if Republican governors continue to act so spinelessly.)

One more reason Republicans and conservatives need to get their heads out of their arses and rally behind Ted Cruz before it’s too late.  And that loser Kasich should have gotten out of the race long ago.  He’s only helping Trump—and Hillary.

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The GOP’s Self-imposed Dilemma (And the Obvious Answer)

As we near the final leg of the primaries, the GOP faces some choices.  Some would even call them tough (though personally I don’t).

The Grand Ol’ Party could let things continue on their current trajectory, and nominate the vulgar, narcissistic assclown and “reality TV” star Donald Trump, a man who displays little more concern for constitutional limits on executive power than our current Dear Leader, and who opportunistically changes his political philosophy more frequently than underwear.  (This is also the man who spent his career buying and donating big bucks to every leftist Dem and establishment politician, while claiming he’s the only one who can fight corruption in Washington.)

Trump’s nomination, if we trust the polls, would most likely result in the election of the far viler  Hillary Rodham Clinton, and consequently the final destruction of what little is left of constitutional rule of law in America, as she continues packing all the federal courts, including the SCOTUS, with leftist activists.

Or (okay, maybe I’m fantasizing here), the Republicans could actually do the right thing.  That is, the two-bit losers Rubio and Kasich immediately get the hell out of the way, as conservatives have repeatedly urged them to do, and throw their hearty support to Ted Cruz, the only real conservative left in the race, whom polls also show handily beats The Donald in a one-on-one race, and who would also beat Clinton.  Disaster would be averted, and we’d have our first actual conservative president since Reagan.  Sounds like a win-win to me.

(It’s a bit amusing watching establishment-leaning “conservative” mouthpieces, such as the folks at National Review, suddenly, belatedly come to the realization that Cruz is the only man capable of trumping Trump, after spending nearly  a full year trashing, deriding, and dismissing him.  We conservatives heard ad-nauseum from GOP toadies about how we needed to wise up and stop supporting Cruz, and instead get behind someone “electable” like Jeb or Christie or Rubio.  Because, you know, people would actually vote for them—dammit!– if only more people would vote for them!)

(And, yes, that’s Marco Rubio, the great Catholic Savior in the Church of Universal Amnesty – lately reduced to playing Second Clown in the Trump Circus, as the two bozos merrily swapped goofy insults and pies-in-the-face and quarreled over the size of their respective johnsons.)

As I said, if Rubio or Kasich actually had any intention of saving our republic and defeating Trump and Hillary, they’d drop out (as of two weeks ago), and get behind Cruz.  But, they have no such intention.  Rubio, following Mitt Romney, is hoping to win Florida and urging Ohio voters to vote for Kasich.  (What politician in his right mind urges people to vote for a rival candidate?)  Obviously, Trump has a much better chance of being beaten by Cruz running one-on-one against him, than in a four-way race.

But the Republican Establishment bosses, and their puppets Rubio and Kasich, are salivating at the prospect of a brokered convention, where they hope that they, rather than the voters, can choose the nominee.  Don’t be fooled by their sudden newfound “respect” for Cruz.   They want Cruz as Prez even less than they want Trump.  They hope to be able to push the delegates to choose an “electable” nominee such as Rubio – or maybe even someone air-dropped in like Romney (you know, the guy who saved us all from Obama back in ‘12).

Of course, even a kindergartner could see that essentially giving the finger to 80% of Republican voters is a sure-fire losing strategy.  As if all those already fed-up voters who support Trump or Cruz will peacefully accept having their vote rejected by the party bosses and happily vote for whomever the Establishment spoonfeeds to them.  (For the record, being a dirty pragmatist sell-out, I’d personally vote for almost anyone to avert the trainwreck of a Hillary presidency, but I know many other, more pure, souls who would absolutely not.)

Either the GOP bosses are so utterly and insanely set in their delusions of grandeur that they actually believe they can pull this on the American people, or else they prefer the reign of Hillary and the death of our constitutional republic to the horrifying prospect of an “outsider” in the White House and the loss of their own position of comfort and power.

God help us all.

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Antonin Scalia, RIP, and the Fate of the Constitutional Republic (Or, What’s Really at Stake this Election)

Well. I’ve finally got back to ranting and raving (online, that is) with Silly Season 2016 already in full swing.

This month saw the unfortunate passing of the great Antonin Scalia, a judicial giant and true constitutionalist the like of which we may never see again in our lifetime.  May he rest in peace.

While we pray God may rest him in heaven, unfortunately his death leaves those of us Americans left here on earth in a truly perilous situation.  If the Republicans in Congress fail to block any Obama appointees, it may well put the final nail in the coffin of our constitutional republic.

Melodramatic?  Hyperbolic?  I don’t think so when you consider the facts.  There are now only two constitutionalists on the U.S. Supreme Court, Thomas and Alito (the Republican nominees Kennedy and Roberts have proven shameful traitors to our constitution).   And, of course, it’s a given that any and all Obama nominees will be left-wing activists who don’t give a rat’s ass about the Constitution or the intent of the framers.  With an Obama-appointed justice, the court will become nothing more than a rubber stamp for whatever pieces of unconstitutional Marxist despotism he or any future leftist president might cook up.  And no doubt such a court would take judicial activism to new heights (or, rather, depths) of “creative” judicial tyranny.

And this is in addition to Obama packing the federal courts with leftist activists.  (About 40% of current federal judges are Obama appointees.)

The nomination of Supreme Court justices and federal judges is probably the biggest reason this presidential election matters.  And it’s an issue much of the media would have us ignore, preferring to focus on trivialities and nonsense.

Obviously, it goes without saying that if either Hillary Rodham Clinton or Comrade Sanders wins the presidency, we’re all screwed royally.

But what about the Republican side?  Much as I dig his combative un-pc New York style, and even his goofy hair (toupee?), front-runner Donald Trump is no conservative.  Prior to deciding to run as a GOP candidate for Prez, he’s been liberal on neary every issue, and today is often vague on his actual positions.  When he does mention specifics, he too often takes a corporatist statist stance, as with his support of “eminent domain.”  His campaign reminds me of Obama ’08 in that they’re both mostly cult of personality coupled with incredibly vacuous but catchy slogans (“Hope and Change!” “Make America Great Again!”)   While breathing fire all over Ted Cruz and other conservatives, he’s quick to tout how eager he is to “get along” and “make deals” with the liberal Dems in Congress.  Sounds a bit too much like the Establishment Republicans he’s supposed to be against.

Trump has criticized Scalia, and once said his ultra-liberal judge sister would make an excellent Supreme Court justice.  Doesn’t sound like a guy it’s safe to gamble on this year.

No better is GOP Establishment puppet and two-faced weasel Marco Rubio.  This is the man who lied to voters that he would oppose amnesty for illegals, before authoring much of the notorious “Gang of 8” bill, and now lies about his past position, while having the audacity to call Ted Cruz a liar for pointing this out.  His record as a senator is otherwise thin and spotty.  Despite not being present at the voted to defund abortion giant Planned Parenthood, he’s apparently being hailed in certain Catholic circles as a political messiah of sorts.  I have even been accused by some pious souls of “putting my politics ahead of my faith” for supporting Cruz over Rubio.  (Sadly, for many Catholics, belief in an open-borders welfare state has become a chief article of faith, even the chief article of faith.  In NewChurch, things such as the infallibility of Scriptures or “traditional” sexual morality may be open to dispute, but question amnesty or our government’s spending on “social” programs, and it’s anathema sit!)

This leaves Ted Cruz –love him or hate him–as the only actual conservative in the race.  He’s also one of the few U.S. senators who actually kept his promises to voters after going to Washington, and who’s record has been consistently conservative.  No, this isn’t a campaign ad, and I’m not going to promote Cruz as some messiah.  (We should know better than to look for saviors in politicians or government, anyway.)  He’s just the guy running who’s least likely to screw over the country.   Any conservatives voting for Trump or Rubio will have only themselves to blame if we get the shaft.  Frankly, I think there’s way too much on the line this year to gamble here.

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Cruz Control

It’s been fun watching the stir following Ted Cruz’s announcement last week of his presidential bid.  For this Neanderthal knuckle-dragger,at least, it’s refreshing to see an actual principled, consistent constitutional conservative in a presidential race, after a 25+ year drought.  Win or lose, we’ll at least have actual conservatism on the table.

I think Cruz deserves conservative support, if for no other reason than to watch all the hilariously incoherent and hysterical howling, gibbering, and foaming at the mouth from so many on both the Left and the GOP Establishment.  That means Senator Cruz must at least be doing something right.

Most of the “criticism” (that word’s a charitable stretch) is mind-boggling in its shear vacuous lack of anything approaching substance.  It ranges all the way from childish name-calling (such as Donny Deustch calling him “slimy” and “scary” – Yeah?  So’s your mom!) to “friendly” criticism from establishment “conservatives” like National Review’s Charles Cooke complaining that he sounds like a “vacuum cleaner salesman.”

Apparently, for the inside-the-beltway crowd, politicians should stick to selling the same old tax-and-spend.

(Oh yeah, and the libs are also having hissy fits calling Cruz a global warming “denier” and a “creationist.”  Throw the Deviationist in the gulag!  For the left, whether you uphold the Constitution is irrelevant to running for high office, just so long as you toe the Party Line on “Science.”)

And it’s ironic that the lefty idols Barry and Hillary wallow in way over their eyeballs in every kind of slime and scandal, but Ted Cruz is the “slimy” one.   (Sorry, I forgot for a second that petty rules of morality and the law are utterly irrelevant regarding political messiahs,who have a nation to Fundamentally Transform.)

Of course, the brood of vipers in Washington and their media toadies are riled up because Cruz won’t play by their rules, and none of them give a damn about principle, just so long as a Clinton or a Bush is at the helm.

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Golden Opportunities

(Blogger’s note:  This material was originally intended for last week, but due to my schedule lately, I did not have time to finish it then.  My sincere apologies for this being overdue.)

Oh how the mighty have fallen!  The man who not so long ago was so widely hailed as our new Secular Messiah, and Savior of the World, keeps revealing himself to be more and more pathetic with every day, proving himself to be, in the words of Clint Eastwood (because, as I’ve said before, the words of Hollywood actors are of infinite importance), “the greatest fraud ever perpetuated on the American people.”

First there was his incredibly shameless, and artless, lying about his lying about Obamacare.

“Now, if you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law and you really like that plan, what we said was you could keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law was passed.”

(Italics added.)  Of course, Dear Leader had never once said that last part before.   (Ha, ha!  Fooled ya suckas!”)

That one, in my humble opinion, beats out Slick Willie’s classic “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is,’ is.”

Then there was his half-assed, insincere “apology” for the debacle he had forced upon the nation, followed by his trying to wriggle out by saying insurance companies can offer their old plans (which had to be scrapped in order to comply with the new legislation) – thus, in typical Obama fashion trying to avoid responsibility for the damage, and putting the blame back on those Evil Insurance Companies.

You’d think now would be the perfect time for “conservative” Republicans to attack Obama and the Dems with all they got.  But instead, the GOP establishment (after doing virtually nothing to stop this disaster), wants to sit back and let it Obamacare “implode of its own weight.”

In the meantime, Washington and their media cronies are spending all their ammo on Ted Cruz and the Tea Party, frantically scrambling to dig up any dirt they can.  (OMG!  Cruz liked to drink in college!  And he was . . . get this!  . . . ambitious!  So unlike humble “choom room” Barry.)

We’re supposed to fear the sinister ambitions of those rare politicians who dare suggest the government actually follow constitutional limits, while at the same time putting our faith and trust in politicians (of either party) who constantly and shamelessly expand the power of unlimited, lawless government.  It’s all for our own good, of course.

 

,Now is a golden opportunity to fight for the principles of freedom and limited constitutional government, against this spectacular failure of the federal leviathan.   Men follow courage of conviction.  Nobody follows spineless compromise, or those who stand for nothing.  Yeah, it mucked up history, but “conservatives” would do well to sit down and watch Mel Gibson’s Braveheart, and ponder its lessons

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Apocalypse Averted!

Well, as we all know, last week the Apocalypse was averted, and we were all saved by the heroic efforts of our Dear Leader, with the cooperation of the Republican Senate “leadership,” who basically handed him everything he wanted.  (I use the word “leadership” with full irony to describe Boehner, McCain, & company, as they do little but capitulate to Obama and the Dems, while denouncing any among the Republican minions – such as Senator Ted Cruz- who dare actually oppose Obama and the continuing unlimited expansion of federal government power.)

(Way back in the 1780s, having fought against a tyrannical monarchy, our founding fathers [you know, those irrelevant Dead White Guys] set up Congress as representatives of the People, having the power of the purse, rather than the President.  Today, it seems they’re supposed to be mere courtiers in the court of an imperial president, rubber-stamping his every whim.)

With this noble bipartisan effort, the Jackasses and Elephants together saved us all from our fair country’s greatest crisis since the Civil War by putting aside their petty differences and agreeing to continue spending like teenagers in the mall with daddy’s credit card.  They, and the adoring mainstream press, proceeded to slap each other on the back for their “leadership” and “maturity” (you, know, they’re “the adults in the room.”)   Apparently, endless, unlimited, and ever-increasing borrowing and spending of money which can never be paid back ($17 trill and counting, not to mention many trillions more in entitlements) is the mark of maturity and adulthood, while any calls for fiscal responsibility are routinely attacked and dismissed by our “leadership” and the media as immature and childish, if not a sign of mental illness.  Call for any substantial restraint in federal spending, and you’re a naughty child throwing a tantrum, or, worse yet, an unhinged extremist Tea-Party crazy (and undoubtedly racist to boot).

The establishment Republicans, who had vowed to fight Obamacare during election year, have no more serious intent of curtailing unlimited government power than Barrack Obama had of ending the government’s powers over the citizenry gained in wartime by George W. Bush.  Washington politicians of both parties are stinking drunk with power, and never met an increase in federal power they didn’t like.  (Establishment Republicans just think they know how to do Big Guv better than the Dems.)

I’ll finish with this appropriate quote on the debt limit debate:

 The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that “the buck stops here.” Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.

Obviously, some wild-eyed crazy anarchist tea-bagger right-wingnut, obstinately hell-bent on obstructing Obama’s every move, right?

Well, not exactly.

That was Senator Barrack Obama, back in 2006.

Meanwhile, no one wants to apply for Obamacare, and their website’s a dud.  Here’s to mature, bipartisan leadership, which forced this mess on us.

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