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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Transcript of Paul Ryan's Speech 8/11/2012

Thank you Governor Romney, Ann. I am deeply honored and excited to join you as your running mate.

Mitt Romney is a leader with the skills, the background and the character that our country needs at a crucial time in its history. Following four years of failed leadership, the hopes of our country, which have inspired the world, are growing dim; and they need someone to revive them. Governor Romney is the man for this moment; and he and I share one commitment: we will restore the dreams and greatness of this country.

I want you to meet my family. My wife Janna, our daughter Liza, and our sons, Charlie and Sam.

I am surrounded by the people I love, and I have been asked by Governor Romney to serve the country I love.

Janesville, Wisconsin is where I was born and raised, and I never really left it. It’s our home now.

For the last 14 years, I have proudly represented Wisconsin in Congress. There, I have focused on solving the problems that confront our country, and turning ideas into action; and action into solutions.

I am committed, in heart and mind, to putting that experience to work in a Romney Administration. This is a crucial moment in the life of our nation; and it is absolutely vital that we select the right man to lead America back to prosperity and greatness.

That man is standing next to me. His name is Mitt Romney. And he will be the next president of the United States

My dad died when I was young. He was a good and decent man. I still remember a couple of things he would say that have really stuck with me. "Son you are either part of the problem or part of the solution."

Regrettably, President Obama has become part of the problem,...and Mitt Romney is the solution.

The other thing my dad would say is that every generation of Americans leaves their children better off. That's the American legacy.

Sadly, for the first time in our history, we are on a path which will undo that legacy. That is why we need new leadership to become part of the solution – new leadership to restore prosperity, economic growth, and jobs.

It is our duty to save the American Dream for our children, and theirs.

And I believe there is no person in America who is better prepared – because of his experience; because of the principles he holds; and because of his achievements and excellence in so many different arenas – to lead America at this point in its history.

Let me say a word about the man Mitt Romney will replace. No one disputes President Obama inherited a difficult situation. And, in his first 2 years, with his party in complete control of Washington, he passed nearly every item on his agenda. But that didn’t make things better.

In fact, we find ourselves in a nation facing debt, doubt and despair.

This is the worst economic recovery in 70 years. Unemployment has been above 8 percent for more than three years, the longest run since the Great Depression. Families are hurting.
We have the largest deficits and the biggest federal government since WWII.
Nearly 1 out of 6 Americans are in poverty--the worst rate in a generation. Moms and dads are struggling to make ends meet.
Household incomes have dropped by more than $4,000 over the past four years.
Whatever the explanations, whatever the excuses, this is a record of failure.
President Obama, and too many like him in Washington, have refused to make difficult decisions because they are more worried about their next election than they are about the next generation. We might have been able to get away with that before, but not now. We’re in a different, and dangerous, moment. We're running out of time -- and we can't afford 4 more years of this.

Politicians from both parties have made empty promises which will soon become broken promises--with painful consequences--if we fail to act now.

I represent a part of America that includes inner cities, rural areas, suburbs and factory towns. Over the years I have seen and heard from a lot from families, from those running small businesses, and from people who are in need. But what I have heard lately troubles me the most. There is something different in their voice and in their words. What I hear from them are diminished dreams, lowered expectations, uncertain futures.

I hear some people say that this is just "the new normal." High unemployment, declining incomes and crushing debt is not a new normal. It's the result of misguided policies. And next January, our economy will begin a comeback with the Romney Plan for a Stronger Middle Class that will lead to more jobs and more take home pay for working Americans.

America is on the wrong track; but Mitt Romney and I will take the right steps, in the right time, to get us back on the right track!

I believe my record of getting things done in Congress will be a very helpful complement to Governor Romney’s executive and private sector success outside Washington. I have worked closely with Republicans as well as Democrats to advance an agenda of economic growth, fiscal discipline, and job creation.

I’m proud to stand with a man who understands what it takes to foster job creation in our economy, someone who knows from experience, that if you have a small business—you did build that.

At Bain Capital, he launched new businesses and he turned around failing ones – companies like Staples, Bright Horizons and Sports Authority, just to name a few. Mitt Romney created jobs and showed he knows how a free economy works.

At the Olympics, he took a failing enterprise and made it the pride of our entire nation.

As governor of Massachusetts, he worked with Democrats and Republicans to balance budgets with no tax increases, lower unemployment, increase income and improve people’s lives.

In all of these things, Mitt Romney has shown himself to be a man of achievement, excellence and integrity.

Janna and I tell Liza, Charlie and Sam that America is a place where, if you work hard and play by the rules, you can get ahead.

We Americans look at one another's success with pride, not resentment, because we know, as more Americans work hard, take risks, and succeed, more people will prosper, our communities will benefit, and individual lives will be improved and uplifted.

But America is more than just a place...it's an idea. It's the only country founded on an idea. Our rights come from nature and God, not government. We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes.

This idea is founded on the principles of liberty, freedom, free enterprise, self-determination and government by consent of the governed.

This idea is under assault. So, we have a critical decision to make as a nation.

We are on an unsustainable path that is robbing America of our freedom and security. It doesn't have to be this way.

The commitment Mitt Romney and I make to you is this:

We won't duck the tough issues...we will lead!

We won't blame others...we will take responsibility!

We won't replace our founding principles...we will reapply them!

We will honor you, our fellow citizens, by giving you the right and opportunity to make the choice:

What kind of country do we want to have?
What kind of people do we want to be? We can turn this thing around. Real solutions can be delivered. But, it will take leadership. And the courage to tell you the truth.
Mitt Romney is this kind of leader. I'm excited for what lies ahead and I'm thrilled to be a part of America's Comeback Team. And together, we will unite America and get this done.

Thank you.

Thanks to the Weekly Standard.

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Romney/Ryan Ad: Comeback Team



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Video: Romney Calls Ryan the 'Next President'



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Video: Paul Ryan Discussing the Role of Government

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Who is Paul Ryan?

Paul Ryan is a Congressman from Wisconsin. One of the brightest members of Congress, he proposed a budget plan that would balance the budget without destroying entitlements or raising taxes.

The 42 year old was originally elected to Congress in 1999 and is married to his wife Janna and has three children.

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Who is Romney's Running Mate

Paul Ryan will be picked by Mitt Romney to be the Vice Presidential nominee for the Republican ticket. From the AP:
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate.

A Republican with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Romney has chosen Ryan. The Republican spoke on condition of anonymity because this person was not authorized to disclose the decision.

Romney was expected to introduce Ryan during a rally Saturday morning in Norfolk, Va.


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Romney Picks Ryan

Paul Ryan will be picked by Mitt Romney to be the Vice Presidential nominee for the Republican ticket. From the AP:
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate.

A Republican with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Romney has chosen Ryan. The Republican spoke on condition of anonymity because this person was not authorized to disclose the decision.

Romney was expected to introduce Ryan during a rally Saturday morning in Norfolk, Va.
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Friday, August 10, 2012

If it isn’t Right it’s Wrong

Back in the nineties when Pat Buchanan was wise enough to label the Culture War for what it was some of us asked, “How can a moral wrong be a civil right?”  This was back when those coming out of the closet were asking for freedom, and not trying to deny freedom to others.  Today the radical homosexuals froth at the mouth and impose boycotts against anyone with the impudence to say they support traditional values and with the bad taste to say they are married to their first wife.

The Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media joins the radical homosexuals distorting what was initially said and fanning the flames of hate.  Pandering politicians join in the pile-on and use their offices and the power voters entrusted them with to punish a lawful business because their CEO exercised his first amendment rights and stated something that not too long ago was so widely accepted it never would have had to be said.

Culturally the majority of Americans now live in a nation controlled and subjugated by a vocal minority intent on forcing their values on the rest of us.

Back in the nineties after America had defeated the Evil Empire we stood unchallenged as the world’s sole superpower.  Our industrial base was an 800 pound gorilla in everybody’s room.  We were the largest creditor nation in the History of the world.  Our science and our technology were the definition of cutting edge.  Today China rises like the red dragon in the East.  We are the largest debtor in the History of the world.  The fastest computer, the largest accelerator, and the number one computer and smart phone manufacturers are all in Asia.  Our manned space vehicle program is a memory, our astronauts have to hitchhike to a space station we paid for and built, and the Chinese have just announced they are going to the moon to replace the stars and stripes with communist red.

Technologically we are standing still at best while former third world nations lead the way to a brave new world.

Politically we are watching the Mideast go south.  We are bogged down in a quagmire in Afghanistan where the ultimate winner won’t be the corruption we have installed as government. The Chinese control the Panama Canal and the Port of Los Angeles.  NATO had a hard time defeating the definition of a tin-pot dictator and his band of sub-Saharan mercenaries.

How did all this happen?  How did it happen so fast?  Is there anything we could do to reverse our slide into insignificance?  Is there anything that will be done to lead the way back from the brink?

How did all this happen?  How did it happen so fast? 

The Culture War has been waged aggressively by its proponents: those who wanted an end to America’s traditional Judeo-Christian ethics and those who wished to profit politically by the end of the America we had known and loved.  The coalition of social deviants, media boosters, and political panderers rolled over a live-and-let-live public as they achieved their dreams and changed moral wrongs into civil rights.  It is now considered unacceptable to state your personal beliefs if they diverge from the culture of the lowest common denominator. Political correctness strangles freedom from college campuses to board rooms.  The murder of unborn babies has made the womb the most dangerous place for an American child. Television, movies, and music are filled with vile hateful filth.  Triple X superstores and legal gambling are now the trophies for the victors and tombstones for the vanquished in a war Mr. Buchanan was pilloried for having the courage to name.

What about the technology?

In their exuberance and hubris our leaders, Bush the First and Clinton the Last, decided that we could make free trade work for our advantage when it had killed every other empire that ever followed it to cheap consumer goods and industrial destruction.   Ross Perot was ridiculed when he would ask, “Do you hear that giant sucking sound?”  That’s American jobs being sucked out by NAFTA.”  But he was right.  Our balance of trade with Mexico went from more than a billion dollars a year surplus in 1994 to more than a 64 billion deficit in 2011.  This was followed with so-called free trade agreements with country after country systematically turning a positive balance of trade into a negative. 

Then when we combined free trade agreements with an American innovation, shipping with containers, we set the stage for our markets to be overwhelmed by Chinese imports.  Today if the balance of trade and the content of that trade were examined it becomes apparent that America is fast becoming a de-industrialized colony of China as they have been a financial colony of ours.  We supply them with vast amounts of invisible credit via the pegged, undervalued, yuan-dollar exchange rate and raw materials while they supply us with cheap manufactured goods.  Our own money is inflating a mercantilist predator poised to devour our industrial base. Even our military now relies on Chinese parts and our security may rest upon components that are designed to either malfunction or provide a backdoor for hackers.

What about politics?

Bush the First crowed about creating a New World Order and couldn’t beat a womanizing bubba in a tux.  Clinton the Last spent his Peace Dividend buying votes and gutting the military.  Bush the Next led us into a war in Iraq we never should have fought and refused to leave a war in Afghanistan he didn’t notice we had won.  Obama the Destroyer of Worlds leads from behind while following the UN, apologizes for American exceptionalism, and bows to foreign leaders.  When you fight a war against an enemy you won’t name how will you know if you have won?

Is there anything we could do to reverse our slide into insignificance? 

How do you end the degradation of our society into an open sewer of licentiousness?  Values are taught in the home or they are picked up in the street.  Ethics are passed on by people who believe there are absolutes and who live consistently as if those absolutes actually matter.  Telling our children to do as we say not as we do has produced generations of people who do whatever they want.  Hedonism and conspicuous consumption have combined to give us a world where getting what you want is prized above getting what you deserve.  Let those who live right be salt and light in this world and those who seek the day instead of the night will follow.  Billy Graham, Phyllis Schlafly, and the Bible are right Larry Flint, Hugh Heffner, and Bill Clinton are wrong.  And if it isn’t right it’s wrong.

Take the steel boot of regulations off the throat of industry and innovation.  Allow economic freedom and the invisible hand of entrepreneurship will once again transform America into the powerhouse of industry and technology.  Adam Smith and Milton Friedman had it right; Keynes and the Progressives have it wrong.  And if it isn’t right it’s wrong. 

End the so-called free trade, and insist upon equitable trade.  If someone uses tricks to add fees to our products add the same fees to their products.  If someone restricts our products in their markets put the same restrictions on their products.  Ross Perot and Pat Buchanan had it right; our progressive politicians have it wrong.  And if it isn’t right it’s wrong. 

 Return to what was once traditional American policy: a friend to all and entangled with none.  Why are American troops still garrisoned in Europe, Japan, and Korea?  Why are America’s finest stationed in hundreds of bases in over 100 nations?  Bring our troops home.  Let them guard our own borders from the hordes that now walk across them every day.  Let their bases provide an economic stimulus to American towns and cities instead of those of foreigners.  Washington, Hamilton, and Monroe had it right. The Bush dynasty, Clinton, and Obama have it wrong.  And if it isn’t right it’s wrong.

What’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong.  How do we restore what’s wrong with America?  We do what’s right.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion for Southside Virginia Community College.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2012 Robert R. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens

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A political cartoon by David Eden of www.EdenPoliticalCartoons.com





When the wicked rule,
                       the people mourn.


Interesting concept there is in Proverbs 29:2:

     When the righteous are in authority, the
     people rejoice;  but when the wicked rule -
     the people mourn.

If there was ever a time for the American people to stop beating around the
bush, this is the year.

Our country was founded on the principle of representative government, that
is, we the people would choose people like us to represent our interests at
all levels of government.

For several hundred years, through hardships, times of trouble and many
wars, the idea of representative government seemed to work.

But in the last 60 or 70 years, we have seen the break down of moral, ethical,
upright citizens who want to serve their country with honor, and all we are left
with now is a bunch of pagan, immoral, evil, selfish violent, lying thieves.

It began with a devaluation of everything this country has ever stood for.  They
devalued our currency, our education, our moral foundation, our laws, our
sense of decency and honor, all in the name of progress and politics, and we
didn't fight back.

And after a generation or two of complete immorality, (we thought)  politics
began attracting a sort of sub-human, selfish, career minded thief whose only
goal was to get elected, gain power over people, and then steal everything he
could from the working class.

How the stealing?  Taxes, taxes, taxes and more taxes.  And all the while, these
immoral bastards would enter politics poor, and retire rich.  And every state in
the union can name those who got filthy rich by getting elected.

And of course we the people had no recourse, since we still stupidly believe in
a ballot, instead of the way most other "uncivilized countries" limit their theives
in office, with a bullet.

Fast forward to 2012:  after 60 or 70 or 80 years now of an abysmal failure to
object, we the people have all but waived our right to a moral, upright and
honest government..

The result?  We have the most immoral, evil, wicked, ungodly, despicable
bunch of cut-throats ever to hold office in the United States of America.

Beginning with the incompetent tyrant who goes by the current alias of
obama, to the rest of his hand-picked evil cohorts, this bunch of sub-human
liars two or three generations ago would be imprisoned, hung or otherwise
executed for crimes against humanity.

Everything in this country which is good, ethical, moral and just, they are
against.  Everything evil, wicked, sub-human and sick, they have made
legal.

Marriage between a man and a woman?  Can't have that.

Life at birth?  Can't have that.

Americans who have jobs?  Can't have that.

Americans self employed?  Can't have that.

Americans safe from government intrusion?  Can't have that.

Free speech?  Nope.

Free and fair elections?  Hell no.

Great God in Heaven!!  How long do we have to put up with this?

The real bottom line in the election this year is this - - - are we the people
evil enough, immoral enough and stupid enough to vote these pagans
back in office?

If we do, we will pay the consequences.

And, if we do, we're going to have to exhume Al Capone, John Dillinger,
Bonnie and Clyde and the rest of the so called killers and apologize.

Compared to the group of criminals in D.C., these crooks were rank amateurs.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

New Dem Ad Shows Allen West Punching Elderly Women in the Face

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Video: Even MSNBC Slams Obama's New 'Romney Cancer' Ad

When you've lost MSNBC...


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Metal Industry Booming Even During Recession

We have not had the chance to write as much about the economy lately. Unfortunately, with the unemployment rate rising to 8.3% this month, it seems like there really is not that much good to write about. Consumer confidence has slipped and so has growth. However, there is one industry that has been booming even despite the recession. The metal industry has been doing quite well over the last four years, and it makes sense why. With so many products relying on metal products, the market is still strong.

There are strong mining operations still going on around the world. It makes sense, too, considering all of the products that rely on various types of metals, including and especially stainless steel and aluminum. Stainless steel and aluminum are used in many different products, including ones that you used today. With so many different applications for this product, it is no wonder that the market supporting it is doing quite well, as well.

Think about it-- there is an entire industry behind the steel market. You need people to ship it to the factories for different products and you also need people to administer it well. You need workers to craft it and others to come up with designs. It is really a testament to American capitalism to see that the stainless steel and aluminum industries are still taking off.

With all of this in mind, you may be asking yourself how you can get involved. There are many stocks and companies that deal with prime and secondary aluminum. Do your research to see all of the different opportunities to get jobs, stocks, and products that include these metals and more. You will be happy that you did-- and you can get involved in a part of the economy that is still growing!

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Video of FSA Announcing Death of Russian General Vladimir Kojaiv (Владимира Коджиева)

In Russian: Владимира Коджиева или Коджаева



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Vladimir Kojaiv Killed in Syria

Arab media is reporting a claim that the Free Syrian Army killed a Russian General and his translator in Syria. According to the rebels, General Vladimir Kojaiv was assisting the Syrian regime. This included what the rebels described as "humanitarian crimes."


Russia is believed to have hundreds of troops and advisors still in Syria. Russia also operates its naval base at Tartus, the only Russian base outside of its borders. Russia also docked weapons for the regime in the port since the uprising began.

UPDATE: 3:47 EST: Russia denies that the general was killed at all.
A source with Russian law enforcement and security agencies has branded as provocation and invention reports by the Free Syrian Army that a Russian general identified as Vladimir Kodzhiyev had been killed in Syria.

"A man with such a name holding the rank of general has never existed, and therefore reports on his death can only be nonsense and invention," he said.
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Breaking: Russian General Killed in Syria

Arab media is reporting a claim that the Free Syrian Army killed a Russian General and his translator in Syria. According to the rebels, General Vladimir Kojaiv was assisting the Syrian regime. This included what the rebels described as "humanitarian crimes."


Russia is believed to have hundreds of troops and advisors still in Syria. Russia also operates its naval base at Tartus, the only Russian base outside of its borders. Russia also docked weapons for the regime in the port since the uprising began.

UPDATE: 3:47 EST: Russia denies that the general was killed at all.

A source with Russian law enforcement and security agencies has branded as provocation and invention reports by the Free Syrian Army that a Russian general identified as Vladimir Kodzhiyev had been killed in Syria.

"A man with such a name holding the rank of general has never existed, and therefore reports on his death can only be nonsense and invention," he said.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Interview with the Author of The Constitution-- I'm Not Kidding and Other Tales of Liberal Folly

Today Pundit Press is proud to present interview number 56 in our ongoing series. Today we're interviewing writer Curtice Mang, who is the author of The Constitution-- I'm Not Kidding and Other Tales of Liberal Folly. Mang skewers the Left with humor with their own words and actions.

1. When and why did you decide to write The Constitution: I'm Not Kidding and
Other Tales of Liberal Folly?


The book grew out of a letter to the editor I wrote to my local paper as the Obamacare legislation was passing through Congress. The letter I wrote compared the number of pages in my paperback copy of the Federalist Papers (449 pages) that also included a copy of the Constitution, including all amendments (a mere 20 pages) to theObamacare legislation, which came in at over 2,000 pages. Some of the liberalresponses to the letter were funny and even downright silly, albeit unintentionally so. One incredulous responder argued that the Obamacare bill was so much larger because it was double-spaced. Honest! I’m not making that up.

Another responder claimed that the bill was so lengthy because of the complexity of healthcare in modern America. What? It’s more complex than creating an entirely new form of government, one unlike any other, from scratch? He was serious, but I thought he was hilarious.

So, I thought I’d document some of the hypocrisy and intellectual shortcomings of modern liberal thought, but do it in a humorous way. Fortunately, the left regularly provides a wealth of material. Although, with the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Anthony Weiner around, sometimes real life simply beats parody. Out of all that, a book was born.

2. What have been some of conservatives' biggest mistakes in taking on the
Democrats?


First, when Republicans try to be Democrat-lite, they will always pay the price.When it comes to spending other people’s money, the Democrats are the champs.The Republicans mostly dwell in the minor leagues. The Republicans cannot and should not compete with Democrats in giving away “free” stuff, employing earmarks and disdaining fiscal discipline. When they try we get the 2006 and 2008 elections where they looked a lot like the Charlotte Bobcats, losers of 59 of 66 games last NBA season.

If the Democrats are going to sell the nanny state to voters, they will offer up Mary Poppins. The Republicans can’t respond with Mary Poppins, minus the flying umbrella. They should instead say a good word about mom and dad. It’s cheaper, smarter and better. But, speaking of Mary Poppins, that whole spoonful of sugar with your medicine would incur the wrath of New York’s Mayor Bloomberg.

Next, Republicans often don’t respond forcefully enough to some of the more ludicrous statements that Democrats make. For instance, when Harry Reid (D-Caesar’s Palace) gets up on the Senate Floor and attacks Republicans for attempting to defund the National Endowment of the Humanities because it funds a cowboy poetry contest each year in Genoa, Nevada or declares that we can’t close any post offices because elderly people like getting junk mail, he ought to be laughed out
the door. I have plenty of other examples in my book and I’d be happy to let any Republican candidate use some of the jokes.

3. Who do you see winning in November?

Right now, I see the presidential race as a toss-up. Given the economy, unemployment rate, monumental debt, failed stimulus, Obamacare – which most of America still hates as much as, well, junk mail, one would think that Obama would be toast. That the race is so close at this point is disconcerting.

Having said that, even if Obama should win re-election, I don’t see him having any coattails for congressional races. In fact, many Democrats are acting like the Democratic convention is an Amway presentation and looking for any excuse to avoid it. I expect many will have “previous engagements” when Obama makes campaign stops in their states. So, I look for Republicans to pick up seats in both the House and Senate.

4. What is your favorite part of your book?

That’s a tough question, but I will mention a couple of parts. I have a chapter in my book entitled, Joe Biden: The Mouth That Bored. In the chapter I highlight some of the goofier statements that have emanated from the mouth of Joe Biden and offer some suggestions of other things that we could hear coming from Biden or the Obama White House in the future. For example, in 2009, Biden was the most visible member of the Obama Administration touting the “Recovery Summer”. That didn’t go so well. I suggest that the White House will soon announce recovery tours for fall, winter, spring and summer and that the Obama Administration is in negotiations with Congress to add a fifth season, just to give itself more chances.

The last chapter of the book, Capitalism: Profits of Doom, is a little silly. Okay, a lot silly. It describes an ultimate cage fight between Adam Smith and Karl Marx. Spoiler alert - the good guy wins. And I got to use the word “dyspeptic’ in a sentence.

5. What role do you see the Tea Party having in the coming yeas?

It looks like the Tea Party will continue to provide the energy and accountability on the right. Of course, that means it will continue to be a source of derision by the left and the mainstream media. Any tragedy will be initially blamed on the Tea Party. Tea Party members have already been called terrorists for being advocates for smaller government. Look, there are lots of ways to tell the difference between the Tea Party and terrorists. Here is just one: the Tea Party picks up after itself, terrorists don’t.

A tragic shooting – blame the Tea Party. A plane or bus accident – must be the Tea Party. A hurricane - the Tea Party, of course. Power outage in India – ABC’s Brian Ross is surely searching Tea Party rosters for someone, anyone, with an Indian sounding surname.

6. Anything else you'd like to add?

In these difficult economic, debt-ridden, big government times, one can laugh or cry. Laughing is better. It doesn’t mean that the issues aren’t important, they are. Fortunately, the left provides ample material for people like me, who can lampoon its hypocrisy, illogic and (technical term alert) sheer goofiness.

My book contains plenty of instances of liberal mischief - the folly of overpowering big government, global warming hysteria, the silliness of extreme environmentalism and more. I poke fun at it all. The Constitution – I’m Not Kidding and Other Tales of Liberal Folly will be appreciated by any conservative with an active funny bone. It can be purchased at my website, www.mangwrites.com, where I also have some blog posts of recent liberal folly – the material is never-ending. My book is also available at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Video Flashback- Reid: "Taxes are Voluntary"

Everyone knows that Harry Reid is a liar and a hypocrite. But to what extent is sometimes astounding.

Mr. Reid, who has been lambasting Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney over releasing his tax returns, has no idea what he is talking about. In fact, Reid is so "confident" that Romney has not paid taxes in ten years that he refuses to tell us where, who, or when he "heard" this information.

And of course there is the fact that Mitt Romney has already released part of this tax returns, instantly proving Reid's accusations false. But the Main Stream Media will not cover this. Something else that they won't cover: the fact that Mr. Reid believes that paying taxes is completely voluntary.

Take this video interview, for example:


If that did not make sense to you, don't worry. I am absolutely certain that Harry Reid doesn't even know where he is half of the time.

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Wade Michael Page Information

So far we have some details about the alleged shooter, Wade Michael Page. He was apparently a military veteran and also a white supremacist.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a group that has studied hate crimes for decades, reported Monday that Page was a frustrated neo-Nazi who had been the leader of a racist white-power band known as End Apathy.

Heidi Beirich, director of the center's intelligence project, said her group had been tracking Page since 2000, when he tried to purchase goods from the National Alliance, a well-known hate group.

The National Alliance was led by William Pierce, who was the author of "The Turner Diaries." The book depicts a violent revolution in the United States leading to an overthrow of the federal government and, ultimately, a race war. Parts of the book were found in Timothy McVeigh's getaway car after the bombing of the federal building Oklahoma City in 1995.

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Curiosity Rover Pictures, August 6, 2012

The first image from Curiosity:
H/T Wired.

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Live Video of Wisconsin Police Press Conference

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Interview with Gary Morgenstein, Author of Right on Target

Today Pundit Press is proud to present interview number 56 in our ongoing series. Today we're interviewing writer and playwright Gary Morgenstein, author of the new play Right on Target. He has also written Take Me Out to the Ballgame and The Man Who Wanted to Play Right Field for the New York Yankees. His new play centers around a black conservative and presents conservatives as "as intelligent people who happen to disagree. With a sense of humor."


1) When and why did you decide to write Right on Target?

The Juan Williams controversy where NPR fired him because he dared work for Fox News was an inspiration, leading me to explore prejudice against conservatives within a story about people. You don't want a polemic on stage, how boring. See, I'm a middle-aged Brooklyn Jewish writer so everyone always assumes I've got an Obama tat. You should hear the responses on some of my dates. "Uh, you're really a Republican?" they ask as if I'm carrying the plague. The notion that someone could be intelligent and well-read and also conservative strikes liberals as an unlikely proposition. I wanted to address that cliche. By casting the protagonist Benjy Harrison as an African American conservative, I really turn things upside and make people consider different Universes. Like where all the smart people aren't liberal and all the stupid people aren't conservative.

2) What are some of the biggest stereotypes that conservatives are subjected to?

As we know, entertainment mediums all too often portray conservatives as either religious zealots, redneck bigots or simply Satan's Spawn. A good example is Aaron Sorkin's new HBO series The Newsroom, where he deigns to have a Republican character -- who, of course, is a liberal who attacks conservatives. Though the media does treat women politicians far worse than men (am I really defending Hillary Clinton?) women conservatives are especially trashed, ie Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann, by the likes of Bill Maher. There are two very different standards for left and right. Which is pretty peculiar in a country where about 80% of the people characterize themselves as either moderate or conservative.

3) Why does this play resonate with its audience?

RIGHT ON TARGET will open August 11 in the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City's Greenwich Village before what I'm sure will be a predominantly liberal audience, so the reaction should be very interesting. I'll be curious to see if it will be perceived as a satire on conservatives or if people will appreciate this as a comedy about all different perspectives. I think folks are way smarter than they're given credit for. Maybe it's the optimistic Reagan Republican in me.

4) Who do you think will win in November? Will it make a difference in the direction the country is headed?

Oh, I think Romney will win and perhaps by the same margin Obama enjoyed in 2008. Well, will Romney fight for real reform and cut the budget, decrease regulations, taxes and, most importantly, take on the corruption infesting the federal government on both sides of the aisle? And will Americans be willing to forgo some of their entitlements to get this big government under control? That's a tall order.


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