Thursday, August 30, 2012

Motivation

People say crazy, mean things to me all the time. It's nothing new to me. I expect it. People lash out at things that scare them or they don't understand. A Black Republican or Black Conservative is scary to many people. Not sure why. I'm an American, like anyone else. But this, I had to share:

What an Uncle Tom bitch you are. How dare you support Romney/Paul over a well educated black man? Really? Are you that far up the white man's asshole? You're a disgrace to the black community! While you're dissing your race romney and paul supporters are all laughing at you ! they don't care about minorities or women in general ! Black republicans? Wow that is so sad you might as well bleach your skin white you dumb uncle tom bitch.
This genius left the comment on my post about the "Republicans for Obama" ad, so I'm not sure what this has to do with that. I could delete it, but I want people to see this. I want people to see the ugly, the vile, and the disgusting. Not to pity me, or give me virtual hugs. A good chunk of my fellow Romney/Ryan supporters will never walk in my shoes or understand what it's like to be a black conservative, but I still want them to see it and be motivated by it. This doesn't shake me, hurt my feelings, or make me think twice. It makes me want to speak LOUDER just to upset this person's nerves, just to make their blood boil because they're too busy worrying about me instead of getting their values in line. They didn't leave a name or an e-mail, so they took the coward route. I can guarantee you they wouldn't say this to my face. Like I said a week a few days ago to my fellow Black Conservatives, the worst of it will come from people who claim to be your people. People will say hateful things to you while claiming other's hate you. I want it to open your eyes and I want it to be a message to other black conservatives that you're not alone and you don't have to feel bad. If this person thinks I'm a disgrace, then I am really proud of who I am.

Paul Ryan, GM, and Janesville...

Paul Ryan gave an great speech last night that I had to watch on YouTube because I fell asleep. Nonetheless, he was amazing and I was pumped up. Like many suspected, liberal pundits and talking heads immediately tried to debunk him before he left the page. They found their talking point.

David Axelrod tweeted, "Again, Ryan blames Obama for a GM plant that closed under Bush. But then, they did say they wouldn't "let fact checkers get in the way." Obama's Truth Team also tweeted "Ryan blatantly misled when he blamed President Obama for shutting down a GM plant that closed under President Bush." Al Sharpton and others on MSNBC had a screaming match with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker trying to get him to admit this GM plant closed in 2008 under President Bush. Ezra Klein, from the Washington Post, wrote this:

 

Mr. Klein realized he made an error and changed it to this:


MSNBC had a fact checker, CNN probably used theirs, and it's been all over twitter. The problem? Paul Ryan never blamed Obama for the plant's closing, nor did he mention exactly when the plant closed. This is what he said:
"My own state voted for President Obama. When he talked about change, many people liked the sound of it. Especially in Janesville where we were about to lose a major factory. A lot of guys I went to high school with worked at that G.M. plant. Right there at that plant, candidate Obama said, "I believe that if our government is there to support you, this plant will be here for another 100 years.'' That's what he said in 2008. Well, as it turned out, that plant didn't last another year.  It is locked up and empty to this day.  And that's how it is in so many towns where the recovery that was promised is no where in sight."
It's starting to come out, slowly that the so-called "fact checkers" are wrong and even a Politifact.com piece might not be entirely accurate. Now some are calling it a lie of omission, saying he should have mentioned the plant closed under Bush and not Obama. There's still a problem. Do you know what's better than Politifact? Local newspapers:
"General Motors will end medium-duty truck production in Janesville on April 23, four months to the day after the plant stopped building full-size sport utility vehicles...SUV production ended in Janesville on Dec. 23, a little more than five months after the plant lost a second shift of production."
This is from The Janesville Gazette, written February 19, 2009. Last I checked, Obama was sworn into office January 20, 2009. People are citing December 23, 2008 as the date when the plant closed, but that's obviously not true since production on Isuzu cars continued through April 23, 2009. The plant officially closed it's doors that summer. The lie of omission actually belongs to Ezra Klein. The purpose of his second statement was to clarify Paul Ryan's lie, so he later says. He says Paul Ryan already knew they were "about to" lose the plant when Ryan issued a statement about it in June 2008, same year and month GM released a statement announcing the plant's closing. Look back at Paul Ryan's speech and you'll see he quotes Obama. You know what's better than Ezra Klein? Local newspapers:
"Riding a wave of momentum, Sen. Barack Obama directed his presidential campaign and an economic policy proposal at GM employees in Janesville late this morning...
Obama personalized his message to his audience:
“I know that General Motors received some bad news yesterday, and I know how hard your governor has fought to keep jobs in this plant. But I also know how much progress you’ve made—how many hybrids and fuel-efficient vehicles you’re churning out.
“And I believe that if our government is there to support you and give you the assistance you need to re-tool and make this transition, that this plant will be here for another 100 years,” he said."
This also comes from The Janesville Gazette, written February 13, 2008, months before GM or Paul Ryan released a statement. Should Paul Ryan have mentioned when the plant was closed? No! What difference does it make when it closed, the point is that it's closed and Obama talked a pretty big talk and made some big promises. That's the point. Paul Ryan's words remind people of so many big promises Obama made that he hasn't kept. If anything, Paul Ryan expressed that times were hard BEFORE Obama took office and "any fair measure of his record has to take that into account." He then uses his town as an example of many towns that haven't seen the Obama recovery, which is true.

So why the rush to call him a liar when google is so easy to use? Two reasons:

1.) It goes back to what Paul Ryan said in his speech about Obama "forever shifting blame to the last administration" and not assuming responsibility for his record. Even when no one blamed Obama for the plant closing, the liberal media did everything it could to make sure Obama didn't take any responsibility for it. It's a habit for them. It'll always be Bush's fault.
2.) Aside from Obamacare, "Saving" GM is one of his landmark achievements of his first term. To hear a GM plant closed and never opened again and people lost their jobs is not good. It doesn't matter when it closed, he was supposed to have saved it and revived it. Whether it was in his control or not, a lot of Americans don't know the difference, so it looks bad.

If you'd like to read the rest of Paul Ryan's speech, you can go here or search for it on YouTube. Make sure you do before you hear whatever crap the MSM and Ezra Klein has to tell you.

(thanks to twitchy.com for the above pictures)

Friday, August 24, 2012

I AM WOMAN...and Obama still can't hear me!




This is the issue I have with Democrats when it comes to women. It's a well done AD and I'm sure those are real Republicans or former Republicans upset with the party. Understandable. It happens. No biggie. What upsets my nerves is the main issue they talk about in this ad which is abortion and birth control. The "equal pay for women" thing is BRIEFLY mentioned (which you can read the truth about here), but Abortion and birth control seems to be the focus. This ad is obviously aimed at Republican women, many of whom are pro-life and support laws limiting abortion and view the HHS Mandate as a violation of the First Amendment. Most Republican women view abortion laws as protecting life, not limiting women's rights; and most Republican women don't view abortion as a right, but as murder. So I don't know where he's going with this. Most Republican women, including myself, are insulted when Democrats insinuate their vagina is somehow the most important thing or that government should pay for one's sex life or force companies to provide free birth control.

Some women are stay at home moms who buy gas, clothes, food, and do the budgeting for their home. Some women are unemployed and struggling to find work. Some women are single individuals whose's employer cut pay to keep from laying people off. Some women are more concerned with the national debt and unemployment rate than who they're going to sleep with tonight. For Obama to insinuate abortion and birth control are number one on women's minds is wrong, insulting, and out of touch. Is he even listening to women? Not every woman is Sandra Fluke who wants her problem to be everyone's problem. Sorry Obama.

The Zero Percent

NBC came out with a poll a few days ago that says 0% of African-Americans support Mitt Romney. The margin of error was +/- 3%, but still...something is off. Out of 1000 people polled, a little more than 100 of those were African-American, so clearly we were underrepresented. I take every poll with a grain of salt, but this struck me. Does anyone actually believe this? The Toure did, apparently, and Moby thought it could mean it could be less than 0% percent.

Get Real! We are out there, we do exist. I exist. I am a Liberal's worst nightmare, and I embrace it. There was even a nice hashtag that was trending on twitter. Many people yesterday found out they were not alone and others found out there was more than they realized. Black Republicans. Gay Republicans. Latino Republicans. Yes, we do exist.

I won't say I have this "black conservative" thing down, nor will I call it easy. I'm not always as brave and bold as I want to be and there have been times when I should have spoken up and I didn't. I want to speak up if only to show others there's nothing to be afraid of. I have a bit of advice for my Black Conservatives, Black Republicans, Black Libertarians, and Black Democrats who don't want to vote for Obama:

People are hateful and there's nothing you can do about it. It's okay to fear disapproval, but when you let that fear keep you quiet, you're a coward. There's no big book of Black laws that says you have to put color before character or you have to be a Democrat. No where does it say you have to love Planned Parenthood and welfare or think Affirmative Action is a good thing. You can live free in the present and not be chained to a past you did or didn't experience. You can like small government principles, lower taxes, and personal responsibility. You can value school choice and homeschooling. You can teach your children there are winners and losers and to build themselves and not wait for someone else to do it. You can call yourself American or Christian before you call yourself Black. Most importantly, there's no law saying you have to support Obama in this election. And yes, people will give you hell.

The people who give you hell will be your family and closest friends. Real friends will look at you crazy then try to understand, others will lash out. Liberal white people will try to tell you what your values and "interests" are and black liberals will call you every name in the book in hopes you'll come back to the plantation. Sadly, you'll get more hell and hate from people who claim to be "your people" than anyone else. And you know what you do? You smile. You thank God for giving you a brain, for giving you courage and patience, and for giving you a voice. You pray God would touch the heart of the individual who issues you ill will. The best thing you can do, especially on a social network, is to expose it. Bring the darkness to the light and educate others. The best part about it is you'll find you have real friends. That person will be hateful whether you are who you are or not, so just be you and let their blood boil.

Don't let the Liberal lies fool you; I have yet to meet a white conservative who didn't welcome me with open arms. If I can do it, anyone can do it. So to my black conservatives or those who aren't voting Democrat on Nov 6th, you're not alone.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

How do you spell Ohio?

The Washington Post tried to make a Romney spokesperson look like an idiot for tweeting this photo of Obama and company trying to spell Ohio, saying the photo is photoshopped. They quickly admitted they were wrong, of course. The photo is just one of at least two attempts of Obama and whoever these people are trying to spell Ohio.


It's okay...they got it right eventually...


As much as I don't like him, I do love his rare non-political human moments. Democrat or Republican, this is hilariously cute. He's getting old, it happens. If you haven't had your good laugh for the day, here you go. You're Welcome.

Double Standards

Another politician has a terrible case of foot-in-mouth syndrome and unfortunately this time around he's a Republican. Todd Aikn's comments about "legitimate rape" are obviously reprehensible and worthy of reproach, but should he drop out of the race. A few days ago, I was unsure. I don't like giving up and I don't like telling people to give up and I believe everyone, regardless of what they've said or done, deserves forgiveness, but I'm out of my hippie funk and I have an answer. YES, he should have dropped out of the race. Any other time I would have told him to fight the good fight and keep on, but this election is too important. He has the potential to risk not just his senate seat, but the White House as well. Democrats are going to do everything in their power to associate his comments with the whole party, Romney included, and that chance isn't worth it. I had never heard of Todd Aikn before this, and I don't have a long list of gaffes that may give a clue as to what's in his heart, but he needs to take one for the team and step back. However, the double standard is hilarious. Sandra Fluke gave her .02 cents on Obama's Truth Team website and said this:
"Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan tried to distance themselves from the remark—but the fact is they’re in lockstep with Akin on the major women’s health issues of our time."
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are pro-life, obviously, but do they share Todd Aikn's "views" on rape...uh no. She'll go on to talk about how the Republican party approved the Human Life Amendment, which is partially true. The party as a whole didn't approve this amendment, the RNC did. Most pro-life Republicans I know prefer things like abortion or gun control to be a states issue and wait for Roe v. Wade to be overturned. Words matter, Miss Fluke. The Human Life Amendment opposes abortion in all cases, which I agree with and Mitt Romney doesn't. Mitt Romney has said many times he is anti-abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or if the mother's life is in danger. This isn't in lockstep with the RNC, and Sandra Fluke knows this. She's one of many trying to clump Republicans into the same boat, but let's go by her logic. Just for fun.

If all Republicans share Todd Aikn's views, according to Sandra Fluke, then all democrats are black-pandering Racists, unfaithful dogs with illegitimate children, KKK members, spineless cowards who leave their girlfriends to drown, lying liars, lazy coeds who want others to pay for their sex life, and big nasties who have Craigslist rest-stop sex with seventeen-year-old boys.

I could go on, but you get the point. The Republican version of Sandra Fluke (if there is one) isn't going around calling all Democrats lazy, racist, murdering, lying pedos because of what a few individuals have done. Some people have sense enough to know that an individual is just that. Do I think all Democrats are racist? Of course not. But this is something to keep in mind when Sandra "I'm gonna speak for Obama publicly but I'm a total private citizen, don't hurt my feelings" Fluke decides to play this game.

While this sets Republicans back just a tad, the situation shows Republican leaders have standards. From Missouri Republican leaders to Mitt Romney, the response was quick and unified: apologize and drop out of the race. Go back a week to Joe Biden's "put ya'll back in chains" comment and the Obama surrogate response was to distance themselves and pretend it didn't happen. It was the usual, "you misunderstood, took him out of context," mantra but not person from Obama's campaign had the moral courage to say he was wrong. For Republicans, it wasn't moral courage it was the right thing to do. Ponder that as this mess plays out.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Who's in Control?



People say dumb things and I'm like "waaah!?" I made a comment about how raising taxes won't fix the change the spending problem in Washington and several tweets later with this guy, he says this. He deleted the tweet, but I took a picture (thank you iPhone). I'm sharing this not to humiliate him, but...okay, mostly to humiliate him. I am a sweetheart, but I enjoy sharing the crazy, mean, vicious, bigot tweets I get because it keeps me from getting riled up over something I can't control. I can't control one's ignorance towards black republicans nor can I control one's ignorance towards our Republic in general, such as this guy. To my knowledge, Democrats took control of the congress in 2006 and lost control of the House in 2010. That's four years, not a month. As much as congress actually works, he may be right. So no one else is confused, I found a lovely little chart on Wikipedia that explains in pretty detail which party had control of the House and the Presidency and when. Here you go:


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Can't Make This Up!


I understand MoveOn is all pro-feminist and gay rights, but what they're best known for is a good laugh. I believe it was them who sent out an emergency e-mail right after Paul Ryan was announced as Mitt Romney's running mate asking for emergency donations get right on debunking him. This is the the best they could come up with? Paul Ryan is one of the most respected (and loved) men in Congress and he is absolutely gorgeous, but come on! We could talk about how a so-called pro-gay organization is using homosexuality to smear both Paul Ryan and Dick Cheney, but I think the foolishness of the ad itself is enough. No point in digging it apart.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

This Angry Black Man

I heard something today, and I'm still trying to process it and collect my thoughts, so forgive me if I stumble or step on a few toes. People say a lot of crazy things, and I usually don't let it anger me. Joe Biden's "back in chains" gaffe hit a nerve, but it didn't anger me. Obama's campaign has been on the hateful side and Mitt Romney responded to that by telling him to "take his campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago.” Everyone knows what Chicago politics are, so it's not that hard to comprehend the context. Unfortunately for Mitt, some people are just slow. MSNBC has a show called "The Cycle" which hosts three liberals and a conservative, one of those liberals being a black man named Touré. No last name, just Touré. He responded to Mitt's comment with:
That really bothered me. You notice he said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the "otherization," he’s not like us...I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is "niggerization." You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.
I've never been called a nigger (by a white person) to my face, but my mom shared a story with me about her when she was young and she ran into the KKK. She was by herself and he was a ways away, but not so far she couldn't see the noose he was waving in his hands. For Touré to use "nigger" in whatever form is to equate Mitt Romney to that man my Mama saw. I don't know if Touré is just young and ignorant or if he himself is just an "angry black man," but for him to throw "nigger" around more than angers me; it pisses me off. That is a heavy word, like a loaded gun. While it's value is negative, it does have value. Nigger comes from three hundred years of slavery, decades of Jim Crow, and my Mama alone with a ghost. Nigger comes from my biracial aunt who had trouble making friends. It comes from Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and death to the easy to google image of Emmett Till's dead body. Many black liberals jump at the chance to tell me I don't know my roots, but Touré, intelligent black man, can't see the sickness in his mentality, digging for hate and racism where there is none because he himself is an angry black man who obviously doesn't know where he comes from.

Touré's use of the word "niggerization" is cheap. It's bad enough young black kids throw it around like people didn't die hearing that word, but he's a grown man and he should know better. It waters down the meaning of hate and racism, and it cheapens the struggle and fight of black men and women who came before him. It shows his own hatred and ignorance. Obama's campaign is angry, there's no denying that. Touré has an issue with anyone who would dare criticize Obama and call him what he is. The black community has it's share of problems, and Touré is the personification of the deep root of those problems. It's sad Touré has a platform where his ignorant and hateful rhetoric can be heard, but maybe there is a positive spin. If anything, Touré should an example for our young black men and women on how not to conduct themselves.

A Thin Line Between Disrespect and Gun Shots

Conservatives, in general, try to keep a tight lip whenever something like a Tucson or an Aurora happens just to set the example that rushing to judgment doesn't help anyone. With the shooting at the Family Research Council (FRC) headquarters in Washington, D.C. yesterday, it was very hard to stay quiet because the obvious was like a neon road sign. Suspicions were confirmed and the shooter, Floyd Lee Corkins II, turned out to be a left-leaning LGBT Center volunteer who was angry about FRC's stance on marriage. The guy even had fifteen Chick-Fil-A sandwich's in their background. From Tucson to Aurora the media has been trying, and failing, to blame a shooting on a right-wing faction and the one time it's from the left they don't want to talk about it. CNN took over two hours to report it, MSNBC didn't report on it until late last night, and the White House took FOUR HOURS to release a statement. The irony is hilariously sad. While the other three major shootings that happened this year produced calls of gun control and a ban on automatic weapons from the left, I haven't heard a word. Could it be that D.C. has some of the strictest gun laws in the country and Corkins's weapon of choice was a .9mm? But I digress.

No one has said whether this character is gay or not, and it doesn't matter. It would only make the irony even funnier since the gay left is the self-proclaimed champions of love and anti-hate. I don't hold the LGBT community responsible for this guy's actions anymore than I hold the black community responsible for the actions of the New Black Panther Party. However, I do hope it causes many on the gay left to pause and ask themselves, "What are we doing?" Chick-Fil-A could have easily told protesters to get off their property, but they offered them free water and lemonade instead. That's the Proverbs 25:21 verse Adam Smith was trying to personify but failed. Showing love and respect when you don't feel like it and when the other person doesn't deserve it gets you further than making out while people are eating, which started this mess in the first place.

Yes, I know what I said.

To disrespect someone is to show a disregard for them as a human being, to see them as less than. Their rights, opinions, and values are worthless compared to your own, so what it's to you to display your sexuality in front of children? Videotape yourself bullying someone? Damage their property? Take their life? It's a sick and sad domino affect because there's no one in leadership drawing the line. This is why Joe Biden gets away with the things he says, why Super PACs get away with calling Mitt Romney a murderer because no one's defining right from wrong. Media Matters, Huffington Post, and Think Progress, since this whole Chick-Fil-A mess started, have been trying to convince people that violent conservative rhetoric is what's causing problems, but it was the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) who posted on their website the day before that Paul Ryan would speak at the "hate group's" annual conference and the TEA Party has yet to be arrested for any crime. It's groups like the HRC who champion the disrespectful tactics while showing discontent and hatred towards groups with a different view. Even worse than championing the bullying and the vandalism is silence. Silence can cause things to escalate which can lead to things like Floyd Lee Corkins II trying to kill people.

If gay activists and their allies, particularly those on the left, continue with their aggressive I-will-force-you-to-love-me theatricals then no one will care about their problems and people will continue to see them as a sexual menace to society. I can't say for sure that this could have been prevented had the kiss-in never happened, but you never know (and it was never the right move, anyway). Gay or straight, a little Proverbs 25:21 would never hurt anyone, if only to teach restraint and patience and real love.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Chain of Fools


When Vice President Joe Biden says crazy things, I usually ignore it. I pretend I didn't hear and then go about my business because I refuse to believe anyone would say some of the things he says and still be looked at as a good man. This hit a nerve. I don't know what's worse: What Joe Biden said or the people rushing to defend what he said. Biden didn't say "He's going to put you all back in chains." He said, "He gon put chyall back in chains." He says this in front of a predominately black crowd, so maybe what's worse is the audience that doesn't see they're being played. If you don't find his words despicable, you're either an idiot or gutless or both. It's not funny, it's not cute, it's wrong.

This isn't dirty, it's lower than dirt. They've been playing division, envy and fear since last year so I'm not surprised, but Paul Ryan has made them desperate. They will do anything to avoid talking about the economy, and, unfortunately for them, Paul Ryan loves talking about the economy. It's one thing to call Mitt Romney an "outsourcer" or a felon, but to paint him as a slave owner to a predominately black crowd is crossing the line. It speaks to the liberal mindset regarding blacks. Romney can go before the NAACP and speak to them straight, talk to them about the issues. Joe Biden avoids the issues then tries to sound like he's "one of them."

Back in Chains, he says. Black Unemployment is 14.1%, unemployment for black youth is worse, food stamp use and overall government dependency in the black community has increased. The black community is already in chains and Obama hasn't made it any better. Obama has put the black community on the back burner because he knows he has them in the palm of his hand, or so he thinks. Romney would like to break the chains on businesses, freeing them to hire more people so black people can set themselves free instead of waiting for government to do it.

The response to this is all over the place. People in the campaign are either silent or are having to defend him. Stephanie Cutter, the lying liar who's already been caught in a lie, said it's just a "metaphor". Liberals are quiet or saying something similar to "Well, he's like kinda right, like, uh...Where's the tax returns?" Conservatives are outraged he said it, outraged the media isn't outraged, and saying, "Bring on the VP Debate." The best response would have to be from Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani:

ICYMI: Paul Ryan's First Solo Interview

Yesterday on Fox News, Paul Ryan gave his first solo interview with Brit Hume. Check it out:

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Vice President, Ladies and Gentlemen



Since Democrats get mad when dead people are taken off the voter rolls, it makes sense he would ask Virginian voters to help win North Carolina. Watch this a few times, then believe me when I say Paul Ryan will have Joe Biden in the fetal position crying for his mommy at the debate. This man doesn't stand a chance.

Don't Be A Soledad

I haven't watched CNN for longer than a few minutes since the Tucson shooting, so I never would have caught this. Most conservatives I know don't waste their time watching AC360, but thankfully for us, Mr. Ali A. Akbar of "Viral Read" does:
"During her [Soledad O'Brien] interview with Virginia House of Delegates Republican member Barbara Comstock, O’Brien became visibly flustered and was actually caught doing finger stress exercises as she attempted to insert editorial commentary while her guest, a former skilled Republican operative, defended the House GOP budget, designed by Budget Chairman Paul Ryan. Accidentally, a cameraman captured O’Brien furiously flipping through notes, only to cut out seconds later...The contents? There was a blog post from Talking Points Memo, the popular liberal blog. She was reading The Myth of Paul Ryan The Bipartisan Leader. She never cited it, but used its contents. In fact, she claimed to be reading a direct statement from Senator Wyden’s (D-OR) office, but was in fact reading this excerpt from the blog..."
You can read the Talking Points Memo blog here, but this isn't all that shocking. Ms. O'Brien threw journalistic ethics and integrity out of the window a long time ago and has been caught citing Wikipedia. Clearly she's an Obama supporter because who else would intentionally lie about a source and hope no one would know the difference or know how to use google? As John Sununu so eloquently put it, Soledad should put an Obama sticker on her forehead whenever she shows up for work...if she still has a job after this week. If CNN has any sense, they'll fire her for this.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

America's Comeback Team came to Mooresville

What a day! This has been the best day all summer and the best day I've had in a long time. As you know, Mitt Romney announced yesterday he has chosen Paul Ryan, a U.S. Congressman from Wisconsin, to be his running mate. They're going on a little bus tour and one of their stops was Mooresville at the NASCAR Universal Training Institute, which is about thirty minutes from where I live. How often do you get to see the next president of the United States or anyone that big in politics live, so I jumped at the opportunity. Doors opened at 8:30 and I got there at 7:45am. I'm glad I got there when I did because the line was around the building and down the street. A lot of people couldn't get in and as you can see from that picture, I got a very good spot.

Yeah, I stuck out like a sore thumb, and the only black people I saw there were people who were working the campaign, selling buttons and t-shirts. No one would work or volunteer for something like that if they didn't believe in it, so it was awesome to see their support. I wasn't sure what the turnout would be, it being last minute and in middle-of-nowhere Mooresville and all, but I met people from ALL OVER: Union County, Concord, Salisbury, Charlotte, Mooresville, and Davidson. I'm sure Paul Ryan had a lot to do with the turnout, but so what. The VP pick, for many people, was the solid something they needed to feel confident about their decision, and Paul Ryan is about as solid as you can get it. People aren't taking this election lightly, it's not just about Republican or Democrat. It's the wrong choice versus the right choice. Mitt Romney with a side of Paul Ryan feels like the right choice.

Richard Burr and Patrick McHenry spoke, as well as candidates Richard Hudson, Robert Pittenger, and Pat McCrory. People were screaming for Paul Ryan like he was a rock star and Mitt Romney looked at him like a proud son. From what I could guess, there were also overwhelmed by the turnout and Mitt and his wife, Ann, had tears in their eyes. It was great to see him so humbled, amazed, and grateful for the support. They spoke, it was awesome, and it felt good to be surrounded by like minded people. The room was electric and amped up and you could feel people's excitement and hope. North Carolina is a battleground state, so I'm sure they'll come back. And I'll be ready.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

To Be An "Uncle Tom"


This dude has been calling me an Uncle Tom on twitter all day because I'm a black republican and it bothers him. I guess this is his way of trying to recruit me back to the liberal plantation, but I'm not buying it. Most blacks are socially and fiscally conservative, but vote Democrat. Why? Truthfully, I don't understand it. I don't see the problem with thinking outside your skin color and seeing the issues as they are and making a judgment based on the issue itself and not the color of the guy who's behind it. I didn't like Obama's "Hope and Change" gimmick or his big government promises. Not my cup of tea, so I didn't vote for him. I vote with my head and my heart, not my skin color. But this dude seems to think I'm an Uncle Tom, that I'm betraying "my people" by supporting Mitt Romney. As far as I'm concerned, my people are people of God and my loyalty is to Christ. Obama's skin color doesn't tell me what he thinks what his actions are or will be. Being black doesn't make him better than my white neighbor or worse than my white friend. The "content of his character" isn't etched into his skin.

In the book, Uncle Tom died because he wouldn't betray two runaway slaves. Uncle Tom forgave his master who killed him and he stayed with his third master because he wanted him to come to know Christ. Uncle Tom is a liberal's worst nightmare, a man who follows the Lord and not society. Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom to show the humanity of the slave forcing many white people to see slaves through the eyes of Christ. White Democrats turned Uncle Tom upside down into a subservient dummy who would do anything for his master. Simply put, Uncle Tom was a man of God who wanted people to know Christ and died preaching the gospel to the man who killed him. Uncle Tom is a hero, but this ignorant individual can't seem to wrap that around his head.

A lot of things bother me, but I don't make it my day job to insult them in hopes they'll see things my way. People are who they are and a lot of people are think differently than me, and I'm okay with that. Being called an "Uncle Tom" doesn't hurt my feelings because I know better, and because Jesus said, "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first." (John 15:18 NIV). I hope I could be more like Uncle Tom and die to insure that someone else gets to be free. I could block this guy and be done with him, but I'm having too much fun laughing at his audacity, thinking insults will change me. I am who I am. Take me or leave me.

IT'S ON!


Yep! I made that, and I'm proud. I'd be a liar if I said Paul Ryan isn't swoon-worthy, but I do love it when he talks economics. I woke up this morning to a message on my phone saying Mitt Romney had picked his running mate, and Paul Ryan is his guy. I've been on cloud 9 all day, smiling like a crazy person. I even had a little dance party while I watched the news.

Paul Ryan is a good guy. Textbook definition of good ole Catholic boy next door. Strong, honest, and  fearless. He's got the conservative and Tea Party base dancing on their toes, and liberals and Democrats shaking in their boots. The race is officially on, and I'm excited! I like that Mitt Romney picked someone who's in the middle of our congress mess, who understands what's happening on both sides and why things aren't going the way they should. This is someone who can aid Mitt Romney on the best ways to get us out of this mess and back to fiscal responsibility and stability. The worst the Democrats can say about Paul Ryan is his budget; and in order for them to attack it they have to lie about it...and duck explanation as to why one hasn't been passed in the first place. The best part about Paul Ryan is that the Tea Party loves him, and the Tea Party has this crazy habit of getting things done.

So I approve. Mitt did good. I am OFFICIALLY endorsing America's Comeback Team! Romney/Ryan 2012! It's time to take America back!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Ugly Black Babies




I don't know the circumstances behind this video or why these people are at this man's house (or if that's his house), but his words are still shocking. Ugly black babies, he says. Where's the NAACP, The Congressional Black Caucus, Al Sharpton? No outrage from "our" black leaders regarding this man's words? Let's look at these ugly black babies coming from such an ugly people:

The seven leading causes of death in the black community, number one being heart disease, account for a little over 280,000 deaths a year. Abortion kills over 360,000 ugly black babies a year. A little over 609,000 ugly black babies are born every year, so one can say that more black people are dying every year than are being born. Since 1973, when Roe v. Wade was decided, 4.7 million black people have died from the seven leading causes of death and 13 million ugly black babies have been aborted.

Picture this: Three pregnant black women standing in a row, all carrying ugly black unborn babies. Two of those unborn black babies won't take their first breath. Two pregnant black women standing in a row and one of those ugly black unborn babies will find themselves in a bio hazard bin. Black people make up about 12% of the population, yet black women account for 30% of abortions. Contraception's supposed to work, right? Planned Parenthood and abortion clinics can provide it for free or really cheap. 80% of abortion clinics, a good chunk of those are Planned Parenthood, are located in black or low-income neighborhoods. That's where the money is, so why not?

Maybe the doctor has a point? These ugly black babies are unwanted, undesired, and hard to adopt. Even worse, black leaders are silent and the black community won't speak up, so this man and other abortionists will continue to do their jobs while we call white people RACIST for trying to save our ugly black babies.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Woe is Me!

"Should someone be fired from their job and threatened with violence, torture, even death because they have an opinion different than yours? Of course not. And yet, that is what Adam M. Smith of Arizona says happened to him."
This is the opening line of an article on TheBlaze.com, who scored an exclusive interview with this guy. Adam Smith, as you may remember, is the guy who video taped himself bullying a Chick-Fil-A employee. Minutes after he uploaded the video on YouTube the backlash started to poor in so he removed the video, but it was too late. He's lost his job and, according to him, he can't live in his home. He has a wife and four children and they're receiving death threats. That's awful, terrible, sad, and it should not be happening to him and I feel bad for his family, but I don't feel an ounce of sympathy for him.

Mr. Smith wasn't fired because he was expressing his views or because his opinion is different. This has nothing to do with his opinion. Mr. Smith wasn't fired strictly because he's a douchebag who decided to take his hatred out on a minimum-wage fast food joint employee. He was fired because HE PUT IT ON YOUTUBE. He put it online for the world to see and he was proud. He was fired because of his actions! Not because it spread like wildfire on Twitter! Not because Greg Gutfeld based his monologue on his video. Not because The Daily Caller and Breitbart.com copied his video and posted it for their readers. All of those things, including his being fired, are consequences of his stupid and hateful actions and he should be ashamed and embarrassed.

Mr. Smith he did this video in response to a video by Jackson Pierce who challenged people to go to Chick-Fil-A on August 1st and get a free water. If Chick-Fil-A doesn't give you a free water, she says, you should quote Proverbs 25:21, which says:
"If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat;
And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink"
Peaceful as it is, her little protest is pointless since Chick-Fil-A will NEVER deny you a free water. For argument's sake if they do deny you a free water and you quote that verse, then there's something wrong with you. You're insinuating that Chick-Fil-A doesn't serve gay people which is obnoxiously false, and why would you proclaim yourself to be someone's enemy when they've done nothing to you other than follow company policy? And to quote this verse after someone tells you no implies that they owe you. What is this entitlement mentality? If Ms. Pierce were to be honest with her subscribers she would have put the verse into context and quoted verse 22 which says "For so you will heap coals of fire on his head, And the Lord will reward you." Put verses 21 and 22 together it basically means "kill them with kindness" which is what Rachel did. All Ms. Pierce's little protest is doing is promoting Chick-Fil-A and their second-mile customer service, but don't tell her that.

For Adam Smith, I have Galatians 6:7 which says "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap." Your actions have consequences and your family is suffering because of what you did. Take responsibilities for your actions, learn from it, and move on. Quit with the sympathy plea because you don't deserve it.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Between Sit-Ins and Kiss-Ins

How many people got breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Chick-Fil-A yesterday? I went to three different stores in my area and was surprised by the turnout. I figured it was going to be busy, but I wasn't expecting what I saw and what I heard from all around the country. Pictures starting flooding in from California to New Jersey of lines out the door and around the block and stores running out of food. Everyone was out there for different reasons. Some to show their support for traditional marriage, but most to stand up for free speech. The turnout sends a message to mayors who talk too much that they don't run things.

Tomorrow starts the liberal leg of this protest. They're holding a Kiss-In. Like I've said, I've worked for two Chick-Fil-As. We've never turned anyone away for being gay and I had co-workers who were gay and bisexual. Forgive me if I don't understand the purpose behind their Kiss-In. The word "Kiss-In" obviously comes from "sit-in." In the 60s, black men and women would hold sit-ins at restaurants that refused to serve them. Most of those ended in arrest and trespassing charges, while many were able to get service. Are gay men and women going to walk into Chick-Fil-As and kiss until they get service? It should be a short protest since Chick-Fil-A doesn't refuse service to anyone based on race, gender, religion, political affiliation, or sexual orientation. Are they going to kiss until Dan Cathy forsakes his God and starts endorsing same-sex marriage? Well that shatters their "tolerance" narrative if that's the case. So what's the point?

Gay Activists always lose when they compare their issues to the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s and 60s, and this is why. Gay people in 2012 aren't walking around afraid they're going to be lynched and I'm sure they didn't walk into the primaries worried if someone was going to keep them from voting. I'm pretty sure they get to sit in the front of the bus, walk through the front door of restaurants and movie theaters, and go to decent public schools and colleges. In many places, for a black and white couple to be together AT ALL was a crime. Gay people can hold hands in public and hold ceremonies to celebrate their union. The only problem is they can't call it a contractual domestic partnership according to some state laws. That pretty much sums it up. So to call it a Kiss-In as if they can't go in and buy a chicken sandwich without passing a test is insulting and ignorant.

I have no issue with protest. If people don't want to spend their money at Chick-Fil-A or they want to stand on the sidewalk and hold signs, then that's good. It's America. We have the freedom to express ourselves and we have a right to protest. However, know this: Your rights don't exist on private property. Remember that. Chick-Fil-A is a family organization and managers will protect their employees and their customers. As long as they're not disrupting business, things should be fine.

But I still don't get the end goal, what they're trying to accomplish with this Kiss-In. Dan Cathy is not going to stop loving Jesus because of who they kiss and Chick-Fil-A employees aren't going to stop serving everyone and WinShape is not going to shut down. Chick-Fil-A isn't Rush Limbaugh or Don Imus. They don't have sponsors or advertisers or donors. All they do is make money and give money. To ask an American citizen to change his personal views to suit their own would go against their message of tolerance. Is this a "Ha-Ha let's show them" kind of effort because PDA always gets the point across and forcing their lifestyle on others is the way to go? Is it respect they want? That makes more sense because nothing says "I deserve respect" like making out in front of children. It won't portray homosexuals as the sexual deviants, that's for sure. Truthfully, they're better off standing on the side of the road and on sidewalks with signs while Chick-Fil-A employees offer them cups of ice water.

It's a Great Day at Chick-Fil-A

Adam M. Smith of Tucson decided to educate his fellow liberals on how to keep money from going to Chick-Fil-A and precedes to tell this young woman what he thinks of Chick-Fil-A while getting his free water through the drive-thru. I had the pleasure of watching the original video when he posted it last night, but it was accidentally deleted. Lucky for Adam, Breitbart.com, The Daily Caller, and a few other people were able to nab the video and repost it for him.


I will never understand one's desire to be so cruel to another human being, especially to someone who has done nothing to them. This woman is probably making a little over minimum wage working harder than she's ever worked at Chick-Fil-A and he gives her that crap? What's sad and heartbreaking isn't that he did this in the first place, but he that he felt good about it. He posted this online, despite the fact that she says she's uncomfortable being filmed, expecting praise and props from his liberal peers. Instead he got called unique variations of "douche." All this man did was shine a light on the amazing composure and kindness of Chick-Fil-A employees and their incredible customer service. A McDonald's employee would have torn him a new one, but she was amazing.


UPDATE
If there was ever a case for Karma, this is it. I had a friend who was almost fired because of what he posted on facebook, this fool should have known better. And don't give me that "first amendment" blah blah blah. He has a right to be a jerk and to say what he wants, but like the crazy left has been preaching since this whole thing started, your words will have consequences.