Ann Coulter and the Conservative Christian right at Odds?!?!?!

The Video:

The Story via Fox Business Channel:

American Right To Life today releases a YouTube video, The Ann Coulter Hang-Ups and its associated website, www.AnnCoulterApology.com, documenting the growing rift between the right-wing pundit and popular Christian pro-family leaders. This cross-country sampling of conservative talk show hosts from Florida, Iowa, Colorado and California confronts the best-selling author on her repeated defense of those implementing homosexual marriage and tax-funded abortion.

More than just the title of her new best-seller, Guilty, may also describe Ann Coulter herself, according to American RTL president and Columbine dad Brian Rohrbough. “If she wants him elected, Ann Coulter will try to cover up a politician’s aggressive attacks on children and the family, it seems the only prerequisite is an R after his name.”

“Coulter can answer soft-ball criticism from the left,” says ARTL vice president and former Colorado Republican party chairman Steve Curtis, “but she always has ‘to run’ when Christian journalists document her misinformation and ask for a correction?” The Ann Coulter Hang-Ups shows Coulter repeatedly punting and ending interviews instead of answering valid questions.

Man, When Conservatives are turning against you. That’s pretty bad.

Ann Coulter Apology Website

American Right to Life Website

(H/T to AllahPundit on Twitter)

Update: Of course, I must confess, this is MY favorite video of Ann here: (Language Warning)

The Southern Avenger on “9/11 Truths”

How “911 Truth” conspiracy theorists who believe the U.S. government orchestrated 911, aren’t any more “crazy” than those who believe Saddam Hussein did.

The Southern Avenger’s Blog

The Southern Avenger @ Taki’s Magazine

Is the Obama Administration letting G.M.’s New C.E.O. do it’s dirty work for them?

Full Disclosure: My Father is a Retired General Motors Worker and U.A.W. Member.

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It sure as heck looks that way to me here.

The reason I ask this question is because a new report from CNBC that the new C.E.O. of GM is essentially saying that bankruptcy is the only option:

General Motors’s new chief executive told CNBC that filing for Bankruptcy may be the best option for the struggling automaker.

In a taped interview to be aired tonight on NBC Nightly News, Fritz Henderson said that because of greater demands from the Obama administration to restructure, GM is considering the bankruptcy option. The auto giant previously had ruled out such a move, saying it would discourage people from buying GM cars.

Henderson’s comments came after President Obama bluntly rejected turnaround plans by GM and Chrysler and demanded that both companies make fresh concessions in order to get more federal aid.

Henderson, who was GM’s president and chief operating officer, was named the new CEO after the government forced the resignation of CEO Rick Wagoner on Sunday. GM’s board is also being restructured.

Henderson told reporters that the company would still prefer to restructure outside of court, but the level of support Washington is offering would help the company quickly restructure through bankruptcy.

Henderson says GM  needs to work faster and go deeper to get more concessions from bondholders and the United Auto Workers union. President Obama has demanded that GM come up with a better restructuring plan in 60 days in order to qualify for more government aid.

I find it very interesting that President Obama, instead of doing the dirty deed himself, ousted the CEO of G.M. and basically has let the new G.M. head honcho be his fall guy for basically screwing the bond holders and also the unions. This way, Barry comes off clean. It is a strategy that is quite slick, quite risky; but none the less slick.

The Wall Street Journal has more:

Inside a windowless, ornate room Thursday just across from the Oval Office, President Barack Obama and a group of senior economic advisers began the job of remaking the American automobile industry.

The first order of business: Oust General Motors Corp. Chief Executive Rick Wagoner.

It “wasn’t the hardest decision,” said one government official.

Steven Rattner, a former investment banker who is heading the administration’s auto restructuring; chief economic adviser Lawrence Summers; and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner were among those gathered around the polished wood table of the Roosevelt Room in the White House’s West Wing. They were there to decide under what conditions the government would continue to prop up once-powerful Detroit car companies GM and Chrysler LLC.

In the post-World War II boom, they were at the pinnacle of a quintessentially American industry. At Thursday’s meeting, once the Obama administration concluded the pair were running out of money, their effective dismantling began.

Beyond seeking Mr. Wagoner’s resignation, the officials also gave failing grades to GM and Chrysler for the restructuring plans they submitted to the government Feb. 17. They also set a deadline — one month for Chrysler, two months for GM — after which the government might force a bankruptcy restructuring of both companies and break up two of America’s business icons.

Many of GM’s problems didn’t start during Mr. Wagoner’s term, and most predate the economic downturn that sent car sales slumping, such as union contracts and the costs of paying for retiree health care. GM made a bad situation worse with huge bets on trucks and SUVs that piled up on dealer lots amid soaring gas prices last year.

While I will be the first to tell you, that General Motors has had its own share of issues. What Barack Obama did to G.M. and by proxy to the Union members and Employees of the company; was just flat out cowardly. Instead of forcing General Motors into bankruptcy himself.  Obama is allowing the new head honcho of the company and his Auto Czar; do it for him. This way Obama does not burn through his political capital as quickly and more or less comes out looking like the hero. Of course, President TelePrompter will say that he inherited this mess, and by rights he did. But to pass off the basic executing of a company and it’s people to someone else, is quite the cowardly move in my book.

Hey Barry, If you ever happen to read this; Grow some freaking Gonads,will ya? I mean, come on. If you going to screw the American worker; why not do it yourself? Instead of letting your damned patsies do it for you. Just a thought.

David Horowitz, A Concern Troll?

Wow, I must admit, I did not see this one coming, at all. :eek:

I have been watching an interesting phenomenon on the Right, which is beginning to cause me concern. I am referring to the over-the-top hysteria in response to the first months in office of our new president, which distinctly reminds me of the “Bush Is Hitler” crowd on the Left.

Speaking of this crowd, have you seen any “I am so sorry” postings from that quarter as Obama continues and even escalates the former president’s war policy in Afghanistan and attempts to consolidate his military occupation of Iraq?

Conservatives, please. Let’s not duplicate the manias of the Left as we figure out how to deal with Mr. Obama. He is not exactly the anti-Christ, although a disturbing number of people on the Right are convinced he is.

I have recently received commentaries that claim that “Obama’s speeches are unlike any political speech we have heard in American history” and “never has a politician in this land had such a quasi-religious impact on so many people” and “Obama is a narcissist,” which leads the author to then compare Obama to David Koresh, Charles Manson, Stalin and Saddam Hussein. Excuse me while I blow my nose.

via FrontPage Magazine.

Well, I won’t sit here and lie, I see his point. It’s a valid one too. If the far right would do their legit jobs and point the fallacies in Obama polices, instead of trying to prove that he’s anything from an alien to the Anti-Christ, they’d would be doing something.

Others: Pajamas Media, pw and Little Green Footballs

Uncle Jay Explains for March 30, 2009

President Obama obviously has been watching Uncle Jay, because he’s started doing online videos to answer your e-mailed questions. Uncle Jay is flattered, and will reciprocate by spending trillions of dollars.

Funny line of this Video. “Yeah and the Republicans said, “I bet that teleprompter does not pay it’s taxes either!”  :D

Movie: Air Force One

Honestly? I’ve got nothing today. I’ve already talked about the Auto Industry News. Although, the news of the outgoing C.E.O. getting a nice severance package, was a bit of s shock. But it is , what it is…

I finally went back over and checked out Hulu.com. Holy hell. That place has grown since it first started.

Anyhow, enough of the babbling… here’s an awesome movie about Air Force One. The President’s Plane:

President Barack Obama asks G.M. CEO Rick Wagoner to resign

Full disclosure: My Father is a Retired G.M. Employee and a member of the United Auto Workers.

I have known about this for a while. I’ve just been waiting for as much info as I could get, before doing a post on it.

Originally Via the Politico:

The Obama administration asked Rick Wagoner, the chairman and CEO of General Motors, to step down and he agreed, a White House official said.

On Monday, President Barack Obama is to unveil his plans for the auto industry, including a response to a request for additional funds by GM and Chrysler. The plan is based on recommendations from the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry, headed by the Treasury Department.

The White House confirmed Wagoner was leaving at the government’s behest after The Associated Press reported his immediate departure, without giving a reason.

General Motors issued a vague statement Sunday night that did not officially confirm Wagoner’s departure.

“We are anticipating an announcement soon from the Administration regarding the restructuring of the U.S. auto industry. We continue to work closely with members of the Task Force and it would not be appropriate for us to speculate on the content of any announcement,” the company said.

The surprise announcement about the classically iconic American corporation is perhaps the most vivid sign yet of the tectonic change in the relationship between business and government in this era of subsidies and bailouts.

Reaction from the Conservative Blogsophere has been predictable negative. Also I have observed via the local media, that some auto workers are not happy about the President asking a C.E.O. to resign.

I have an opinion on this. It is simply this. I want to wait and see what happens. I do not want to pass judgment upon this until I see what is going to happen. This could be a bad thing and then again, it could be a very good thing. I shall, like many from this God-Forsaken part of the Country are playing the wait and see game.

Reaction to this from the Editorial board of the The Detroit Free Press is not a good one:

The risk was there from the start.

The federal money flowing to Detroit to help struggling automakers was always going to come with strings.

But there’s a fine line between holding General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC accountable for a pile of taxpayer cash and inappropriate government efforts to actually run the companies.

President Barack Obama’s Auto Task Force may have crossed that line over the weekend when it reportedly asked for GM Chairman Rick Wagoner’s resignation as part of a plan to get more aid to the struggling automaker.

It’s hard to see how canning the chief executive is far shy of actually running the company. And if that’s the case, if GM’s federal overseers are stepping up their efforts to actually manage GM through its restructuring, this sets an awful precedent, both on general principle and in this particular instance.

The principle at stake says government shouldn’t manage private businesses. GM has a board of directors that, no matter its many mistakes, is accountable for the company’s fate. The government should ensure the board doesn’t squander taxpayer funds, but that doesn’t include selecting the company’s leadership.

It didn’t for banks, mortgage companies or insurance outfits like AIG. Why should GM be treated differently?

Something tells me that there is going to be a huge blow back from this and it might just cost Obama a reelection, should be try and run in 2012.

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Seriously…. Why do Conservatives do stupid stuff like this?

I was over on Memeorandum and I saw this story here. It’s about the torture or as the Wilsonian Neo-Cons call it, “Enhanced Interrogation”.

Anyhow, I’m reading the Blog reactions and I saw this crap here on Sweetness & Light, which is run by an old friend of Ann Coulter’s.

The Stupid Quote of the Day:

Once again we have a string of wild assertions made by the Washington Post via some “anonymous officials” and unrevealed “documents.”

Of course we are supposed to believe these anonymous sources over Mr. Zubaida’s own claims. (The Post helpfully notes that he has memory problems, due to a head wound.)

We are even supposed to believe these claims over the anonymous assertions by other government officials.

But obviously this is just the Post once again beating the drum for show trials about the (entirely legal and ethical) interrogation of terrorists.

It really is too bad that the terrorists Flight 77 hit the Pentagon instead of, say, 15th Street.

That last part is what bugs the living hell out of me. Who in the hell in their right mind would wish death or even a terrorist attack on another American Citizen?!?!?!? Seriously!

Dude, I don’t remember your name, but I have talked to you in e-mail before. I don’t know if that was your rather piss poor attempt at snark or what. But any of us, no matter what end of the political spectrum we’re on should never engage in this wishing of someone’s demise. Ever.  It is uncalled for and it is wrong and I think someone owes the rest of American an apology.

I am no fan of the Socialistic agenda of President Barak Obama or the liberal media that is in the tank for him. But this sort of nonsense is totally uncalled for. It is wrong with the left does it and it very wrong, hypocritical and totally asinine when the right does it.

I am all for the furtherance of the political discourse in America, I am for being the loyal opposition in America, but the continual inference to violence towards those who are in disagreement with us is totally and unequivocally uncalled for. This is not the way to further the message of the Conservative movement and it is not a way to sell our message to the American people.  We are a civilized Nation; of whom peaceful disagreement occurs. This sort of nonsense here, makes the Conservatives look no better than say, Al-Qeada themselves. It needs to stop!

The owner of Sweetness & Light needs to apologize, rework the posting or he needs to shut that idiotic blog down and go the hell away.

Color me among those that say this posting does NOT speak for me!

Once again….. I am agreeing with Ed Morrissey

Me and Ed have had our disagreements in the past. In fact, he outright pissed me off once. But this time, I’m agreeing with the bald headed little twerp. ;) :P :D

He is, by the way, referring to this bunch of idiotic stupidity here. Only reason I’m linking to it, is so people will know what I am talking about.

Sometimes news people and people in general, can be such lowlife scum.

….and to the idiots in the comments section over at HotAir.com, you idiots had better thank your lucky stars that *I* don’t run the comment moderation over there. Because ALL of your sorry asses would be banned for the crap you’ve been pulling over there, as of late. That stupid Sarah Palin argument is so non-sequitur. Palin’s Daughter was prego and Mom tried to cover it up and it came back to bite her.

This is different, this young lady is not even in politics and they’re trying to use Her to smear Biden and it’s wrong. Period, end of story, don’t fucking come here and try to argue, else I will ban your ass from even viewing this Blog. :mad:

I’ve said this before, and I will say it again; Politics sometimes is nothing more than a damn sewer. :(

Update: A big thanks to Memeorandum for the link in! I guess I’m not banned from there after all. :P

Quote of the Day

It is a simple unquestionable truth that no public official or other public person in the U.S. today could meet the minimal ethical standards of the founding generation of Americans. If the founding generation is the measure of wisdom, integrity, and patriotism, then present-day leaders don’t even make the farm team.

The 4:00 AM Music Club Presents……. Jimi Hendrix

I have always said that everything in this existence that we call life, can be usually summed up in a song. This is one of those songs that just sums my whole personality up.

Politics is one thing, my real life is another…..

I was down the street, hanging out with a couple friends that I’ve known for years. Matt and I are alike in a few ways, but in other we’re quite different. He’s got a woman, the poor fool. :lol:  Me, I’m the carefree one, don’t like some…um, bitch chick telling me what to do, tied down, you know me, always the rebel.

I’ve always said I was either a stinkin’ hippy or a biker dude from the 1950’s born in the wrong stinkin’ era.

Anyhow, enjoy. This is “Highway Chile” (and if you pronounce that “Chili” you so do not get it…) (It’s pronounced CHILD without the “D”.)

An excerpt from a book about Hendrix

Another Blogger Sells out….

Bill Whittle has caved to the Wilsonian Neo-Cons.

How any Conservative can be bought out; by a bunch of hooked-nosed Christ denying swine is beyond me.

Whatever happened to the Independent Spirit?

(H/T Glenn)

The Southern Avenger on “AIG Bonuses are a Ruse”

How the controversy over the AIG bonuses imbedded in the stimulus obfuscate the root problem of spending in general.

The Southern Avenger’s Blog

The Southern Avenger @ Taki’s Magazine

The Economist wakes up from the Hope and Change Stupor

Looks like one the major media supporters of President Obama has basically said, “Well, perhaps not!”

But at home Mr Obama has had a difficult start. His performance has been weaker than those who endorsed his candidacy, including this newspaper, had hoped. Many of his strongest supporters—liberal columnists, prominent donors, Democratic Party stalwarts—have started to question him. As for those not so beholden, polls show that independent voters again prefer Republicans to Democrats, a startling reversal of fortune in just a few weeks. Mr Obama’s once-celestial approval ratings are about where George Bush’s were at this stage in his awful presidency. Despite his resounding electoral victory, his solid majorities in both chambers of Congress and the obvious goodwill of the bulk of the electorate, Mr Obama has seemed curiously feeble.

There is a great deal more over that at the article, I do encourage you to click the link and go over and read it. Some on the left would argue that the Economist is a “rich man’s” magazine. As much as it pains me to say this; when you have lost the rich elitist class, you start losing everyone else too. I say it pains me, because I have always had a problem with elitism. It just goes against my grain. I was not born into wealth, I was raised in a middle class family. Do not get me wrong, I do not fault people for being wealthy; because most of the time it is because someone, somewhere, worked their tails off to get that way. But the whole snobbery thing turns me off, in a big way.

Of course, and I say this with a bit of dread; because I know some moronic liberal is going to read this and go run to their fellow liberal blogger buddies and tell them that I am some sort of a racist, which is silly, anyone that knows me well, knows that I am not. ——  This is what happens when a Political Party pushes a man out front of other more qualified persons and elects him. —– all because of his skin color. The painful truth that was very well articulated by another Democratic Party Candidate Geraldine Farrow;  was that the only reason that Obama was where he was, was because he was black. This, of course, caused that race hustling crowd to break into a frenzy. In the end, this might have hurt Hillary’s campaign, but the underlining truth was totally cast aside. That Obama was being given a free ride, a free pass, or just treated differently, because he was black.

That not an observation made out of hate, racism or any of that sort of nonsense, it is one made simply based upon the facts. Anyone that takes anything other than this away from this Blog posting has got a serious problem.

Additional Coverage:

Jennifer Rubin / Commentary: Not Like We Didn’t See this Coming

Mark Steyn / The Corner: Missing the point  —  The Economist is the latest of the smart guys …

Other Blogs: Outside The Beltway, Hot Air, The Atlanticist, Stop The ACLU, Fausta’s Blog, pw, QandO, TIME.com, Pundit & Pundette

Rep. Michele Bachmann continues to make the G.O.P. look like the Party of the Crazies

First she tries channeling McCarthy, now she’s got some wild hair up her ass about Obama dumping the dollar and going to a global currency. Something that the Obama Administration has said that it does not want to do.

Now she’s dropping inferences that the American people should stage a violent coup on the White House.

Quote:

Michele Bachmann, a Republican Congresswoman from east-central Minnesota, has some fighting words for President Obama’s energy plans.

According to the Smart Politics blog at the University of Minnesota’s Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, Ms. Bachmann, when asked about President Obama’s cap-and-trade plans on a local radio station last Saturday, responded:

I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back. Thomas Jefferson told us, “Having a revolution every now and then is a good thing,” and the people – we the people – are going to have to fight back hard if we’re not going to lose our country. And I think this has the potential of changing the dynamic of freedom forever in the United States.

Keith Olbermann discusses this:

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

Here’s why this bothers me. As you know; I am not a Republican, I am a Independent libertarian-minded Conservative. Let me say this publicly, that this sort of violent rhetoric does nothing to enhance, improve, and project the image of the G.O.P. in a positive light. The Republican Party just got done taking a severe ass whipping in the 2006 and 2008 elections. This should have been awake up call to the leadership and to every member of that Party.

If this sort of nonsense from the leaders of that Party do not stop; the G.O.P. will go the way of the Whigs in short order. As much as I dislike President Barack Obama and his socialist agenda, I do NOT, at all, in any way shape, forum or idea; advocate any sort of violence towards our Nation’s President. I believe there does need to be a sharp review of the sort of language that is used towards the President and his polices. The G.O.P. should know this by now; that McCarthy’s tactics did not work, nor will these and if that Party does not want to be rendered the party of the Black Helicopters and Alex Jones type of crazies, it need stop the silliness and very quickly.

My hope is that someone, somewhere gets to Michele Bachmann and quite bluntly tells her to shut her damn pothole and fast.

Additional Coverage:

Judson Berger / Fox News: Outspoken But Not Outmaneuvered, Rep. Bachmann Manages Her Candor

Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias: Bachmann and Beck Double-Down on Currency Conspiracy Theory

Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC: Bachmann Blasts Obama’s “Economic Marxism,” …

Other Blogs: Glenn Beck, American Power, NewsBusters.org, Hot Air, Dump Michele Bachmann , TPMDC, Alas, a blog, Washington Monthly, American Power, MyDD, AMERICAblog News, Dump Michele Bachmann

About Reid’s comments on Roberts

This is kinda odd.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Friday that John Roberts misled the Senate during his confirmation hearings by pretending to be a moderate — and that the United States is now “stuck” with him as chief justice.

“Roberts didn’t tell us the truth. At least Alito told us who he was,” Reid said, referring to Samuel Alito, the second Supreme Court justice nominated by President George W. Bush. “But we’re stuck with those two young men, and we’ll try to change by having some moderates in the federal courts system as time goes on — I think that will happen.”

Reid’s comments, which came during a wide-ranging discussion hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, reflect Democratic concerns that Roberts presented himself as a neutral arbiter of the law but has wielded a relentlessly conservative agenda. Republicans reject the attacks, saying Roberts has been a fair judge and has been consistent in his opinions.

via Reid: Roberts ‘didn’t tell us the truth’ – Manu Raju – POLITICO.com.

I guess my only question is, why’d Reid believe him in the first place? I mean, the dude is a Conservative. You’d think that even Liberal Reid would know not to take his word for it.

Others: Power Line, Weekly Standard, The Sundries Shack, Fox News, Sweetness & Light and The Corner

(Via Memeorandum)

Quote of the Day

Few Americans under 30 recall the Cold War. Yet can anyone name a single tripwire for war put down in the time of Dean Acheson or John Foster Dulles that we have pulled up?

Dwight Eisenhower, writes Richard Reeves, in his first meeting with the new president-elect, told JFK, “‘America is carrying far more than her share of the free world defense.’ It was time for the other nations of NATO to take on more of the cost of their own defense.”

Half a century later, we are still stuck “to the carcass of dead policies.”

Follow up! Guest Voice – Chuck Baldwin: MISSOURI SCRAPS M.I.A.C. REPORT

Please note: The Opinions expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect the political or personal opinions of owner of this Blog.

However, I am very pleased by the news presented in this piece.

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Well, there is still hope for liberty after all! After multiple thousands of phone calls, emails, faxes, and other communications from outraged citizens, the State of Missouri has rescinded its controversial “militia” report. This proves the point I made in this column recently that the most effective way to fight an ever-encroaching federal leviathan is to focus on our individual states.

Let me review the events of the last few weeks so as to help readers familiarize themselves with this historic–and I do mean historic–episode.

On February 20, 2009, the State of Missouri, via its Department of Public Safety, issued what was called “MIAC Strategic Report: The Modern Militia Movement.” In this report, people who supported Presidential candidates Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and yours truly were referenced as being connected to potentially dangerous “militia members.” But the inference did not stop there. People of conservative ideology were also identified in the State Police report as being potentially dangerous. People who held political opinions opposing abortion, illegal immigration, the New World Order, the North American Union, the Income Tax, the U.N., etc., were profiled in the MIAC report.

Interestingly enough, no left-leaning political ideologies were identified. No Islamic extremists. No environmental extremists. Only people holding “conservative” or “right-wing” philosophies were identified in the MIAC report.

The MIAC report was categorized as “Unclassified/Law Enforcement Sensitive,” meaning the report was intended for law enforcement personnel only. Fortunately, an unidentified (for obvious reasons) Missouri law enforcement officer, who was extremely disturbed by this report, sent a copy to nationally syndicated radio talk show host Alex Jones. Of course, Jones immediately “blew the whistle” on the story. This was on March 11.

On March 14, the Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune ran a story on the subject, and on March 17, I wrote my first column about it. From that point, the story went viral.

Internet sites, radio talk show hosts, and bloggers all over America picked up the story, and thousands of outraged citizens began bombarding the appropriate officials in Missouri with protests. Even Fox News Channel talk show host Glenn Beck ran a feature on the story on Friday, March 20, and again on Monday, March 23. The Constitution Party issued a “Travel Advisory” for the State of Missouri, warning tourists and residents about the possibility of being profiled by State Police for such things as having bumper stickers with political statements on their vehicles, etc. All of this commotion was not lost on several Missouri State legislators and executive officers, either.

Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder called on Governor Jay Nixon (who had previously stood by and defended the MIAC report) to place Department of Public Safety Director John Britt on administrative leave pending an investigation into the report. In addition, several Missouri State legislators said they would introduce an amendment to the Department of Public Safety’s budget barring the agency from using “state or federal funds for political profiling.”

On March 23, DPS Director John Britt sent an apology letter to Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and me stating, “I have ordered that the offending report be edited so as to excise all reference to Ron Paul, Bob Barr or Chuck Baldwin and to any third-party political organizations.”

While Ron, Bob, and I appreciated the apology and retraction from Mr. Britt, the overriding offense of the report still lingered: namely, the report, with a very broad brush, linked people holding conservative political opinions to dangerous and violence-prone “militias,” which Missouri law enforcement personnel were instructed to be on guard against. Therefore, public outcry against the MIAC report continued, Mr. Britt’s apology notwithstanding.

Then, on Wednesday, March 25, the head of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Col. James F. Keathley, ordered the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) to “permanently cease distribution” of this abysmal report. Keathley said that neither he nor Britt had read the report before it was distributed.

Keathley also noted that the report was filled with numerous spelling and grammatical errors and did not cite any sources for its broad statements about “right-wing” militias. He further said that his department would now review how the MIAC distributes intelligence reports to police officers. He said the process “needs improvement.”

Dear readers, please take a bow! Because of tens of thousands of patriotic, freedom-loving Americans–including thousands of courageous Missourians–the long arm of totalitarianism was shortened just a bit.

This sordid story is truly an embarrassment to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the State of Missouri. Governor Nixon, especially, is left with egg on his face for foolishly and stupidly standing behind the report, when he had either never read it, or, if he had, was just as guilty of political profiling as the ones who wrote the report.

Why DHS, you ask? Because the MIAC report is similar to several other reports currently circulating around various State police agencies courtesy of DHS-sponsored “Fusion Centers.” There is another side of this story that is even more sinister, however.

If we can continue to probe the details of the MIAC report, I am absolutely convinced we will find that this report actually originates with Morris Dees and his ultra-liberal Southern Poverty Law Center. And if my hunch (a very educated hunch, I might add) is correct, it means that the DHS and various State police agencies around the country are allowing a left-wing special interest group to use them to harass, intimidate, and profile people with conservative political opinions.

I would further proffer that those of us who are outraged by this event should not stop with the MIAC report being removed. While this is very good news, the fear and intimidation associated with those referenced in this report has already taken place. Are people opposed to abortion, illegal immigration, the Income Tax, the U.N., etc., now afraid to express their opinions publicly (especially in Missouri)? If so, this seems to me to be the basis for legal action, based on the abridgment of the First Amendment freedom of speech by a State (and perhaps federal) law enforcement agency.

There is yet another chilling question that must be answered: by saying Missouri State Police will “review” how MIAC distributes intelligence reports to police officers, does Col. Keathley mean that the State of Missouri’s law enforcement agencies will continue to promote similar reports, but simply make them “Classified”? In other words, will they (and other State police agencies around the country) simply employ greater secrecy when issuing such reports, but do nothing to change the content of future reports? Hopefully not, but we shall see.

With that said, here are the lessons all of us need to take to heart:

*Every police officer, deputy sheriff, and law enforcement officer in America who believes in constitutional government, individual liberty, and the Bill of Rights needs to be alert for any report that smacks of the MIAC report, and be willing to quickly “blow the whistle” on any such report they see.

*Lovers of freedom should be much encouraged to see what can happen when they are willing to stand up to their State governing officials as they see abridgements to their liberties taking place. I say again, the best way to fight these mushrooming despotic tendencies of government we seem to see everywhere is to focus on our State governments. Do you now see why I say that? Even if DHS was behind the MIAC report, it was the State of Missouri that had to implement it; and it was the State of Missouri that (under pressure) killed it.

See my column on this important subject here.

*Notice, too, that we did not need the major media to achieve this victory. We cut off this one branch of the tyranny tree without the help of ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX NEWS (with the exception of Glenn Beck), or even the Drudge Report. Victory was achieved with the weapons of talk radio, syndicated Internet columns, Internet blogging, and word of mouth.

You see, folks, we can achieve victory without the major media. But we must stay focused and actively involved in our respective State governments. “We the people” are still the power of this country. And don’t let anyone deceive you into believing anything else. Therefore, take heart in knowing that your diligence convinced the State of Missouri to rescind its atrocious MIAC report. Now, don’t let it stop there. Let’s faithfully cut off the tentacles of tyranny wherever we find them. Amen?

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Olbermann Watch must be reading my mind!

I swear, someone over at Olbermann Watch and possibly those over at HotAir must have been reading my mind last night. Yes, I did see the segment, when it aired and I thought, “Wait a Minute!”

The Video:

Plus, that whole twitter thing, was MSNBC’s all along… D’oh!

Keith, you’re slipping buddy. Gotta work that Magic Monkey ( :eek: ) act a little better….

Quote of the Day

Libertarians and capitalists write as if there were some natural or divine force known as “the market”.  There is no such thing.  There is no MARKET, only markets, and a market is a place where people exchange goods and services, sometimes but not always for money.  Think of the Athenian Agora or a local farmers’ market.  Another way to look at markets is to describe them as playing fields for exchanges.  A market as place or playing field may become institutionalized, as a person or group of persons or a community or government claims ownership and the right to regulate it, just as the city or a business group may own a baseball stadium and a league of team owners agree to a set of rules.

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For this discussion, perhaps  it is enough to say that liberal individualism, with its opposition to community, authority and tradition and its emphasis on universal rational principles, although it includes many morally wholesome principles, is false to human nature and inconsistent with Christianity.  So-called Democratic Capitalism, which puts economic and political liberty as the highest good or, worse still, relies on the principle of subjective value, cannot be reconciled with the morality of Christ and the Apostles or of the Church’s teachings.  We can speak more about this later, but there is no point in discussing anything, unless we agree on terms.

These brief and unpolished paragraphs are not intended as the final word on anything but only brief introductions to clarify the terms of discourse.If I have misstated or overstated something, I am happy to be corrected.   But I do ask you all not to distract the discussion with allusions to this or that classical liberal or libertarian, even if, like Acton, they thought they could reconcile Christianity and Capitalism.  As Acton once observed of himself, as a Catholic he was a bad liberal (or was it vice versa?).