So, today’s excitement of the day is to think about Barack Obama actually losing Pennsylvania…which is now moving from “it’s probable” to “it could actually really happen”.
Technically, those mean the same thing so not much has really changed…but politics is all about nuance.
I worked the Pittsburgh area as part of the Kerry campaign in 2004 back when I was still a Democrat. At the time, we thought there was a very good chance that Kerry could lose Teresa Heinz’s adopted “home state”…which was embarrassing because this was where one of the Kerry family’s many residences sat (in a wealthy suburb of Pittsburgh). I really had a lot of fun living there for a while and stayed in Shadyside, which is a very cute part of town not far from the University of Pittsburgh. The thing I remember most — and will probably never forget — is one day when I was out canvassing for Kerry a woman I talked to at her door asked me if it was hard walking around talking to strangers about him. She looked at me very intently to see if I would tell her the truth and I started to hesitate so she rescued me by saying, “I knew it. I feel the same way. We’re stuck with him and I’m a Democrat so I will vote for him because I hate Bush but man, he’s just so dreary and awful and so ugly. I just look at him and know the guy smells like farts. I guess I have to vote for him anyway though”.
Pittsburgh was a really fun place. It was kind of like an alternate universe version of Cleveland because people would say things like that where I grew up too, only the geography was so radically different with so many hills and mountains there in western Pennsylvania.
Of course, Kerry went on to win the state but things were tense until about two days before the election. I am telling you directly that the campaign actually thought Bush could pull off a win there and things were frantic until the very last internal poll showed that the Philadelphia region and the easter part of the state would save Democrats yet again…despite Bush doing very well in western Pennsylvania, where I was in Pittsburgh. Apparently, people in Philly just can’t get enough of Democrats who “smell like farts”. Perhaps that should be Obama’s new campaign slogan in the Keystone State.
I love rolling the dice in life and am willing to go to the mat for all kinds of crazy things sometimes but even in what I believe will be a landslide win for Romney in the upcoming election I still have a hard time believing Obama could lose Philadelphia because Pennsylvania is what I consider the Zac Efron of states: a great big perpetual tease. Every once in a while, it looks like Zac’s about to come out or there will be a Blind Item making the tabloid rounds about an actor who sure sounds like him who’s meeting with publicists to decide how to make “the big announcement”. But then Zac will be out on the town again with some Disney actress pretending they’re dating again. When Justin and I were in Los Angeles last year we spotted Zac at the gay bar The Abbey really digging the underwear-clad, buff go-go boys they have in their main room near the fireplace. And then on tee-vee a few days later there we saw Zac again, awkwardly holding some girl’s hand at the premier of something. I couldn’t believe he was scoping male strippers at The Abbey and thought he might really be on the brink of coming out…but, nope, Zac was still in the closet and determined to stay there.
This is how I see Pennsylvania. Living there for a year, in the western part at least, it’s a state that should be open about being conservative at heart…but it’s a state that is also so close to New York and the Democrat strongholds that it wants to pass as solid lefty just to fit in or whatever…or maybe it fears damage to its career or public image. So, it flirts with being who it really is on the inside…and then retreats to old form again. Over and over again. In every election in my adult lifetime. Like its publicist or manager is insisting on this or something.
Will this be the year it finally “comes out” as conservative?
I’m not holding my breath…but I am hopeful…and encouraging (towards Pennsylvania and every state or person who is reluctant or scared to come out in public as who they really are).
If you’re on the ground in Pennsylvania or just know a lot about the most Zac Efron of states, please chime in below and give us some good scoop on what’s going on there. All my contacts are in Pennsylvania and they tell me the same thing they always do: that Republicans will win the west but it all depends on what happens in Philly. With Democrats successfully encouraging voter fraud in the state and blocking photo ID requirements to vote that means they’e feeling at least somewhat desperate and straw-grasping (or is it clinging?) right now. But, that’s how the Kerry campaign felt in 2004 when I worked there and Democrats won anyway.
Any insight on Pennsylvania you can Ground Report today?
I know you’ve heard this story: the Left is up in arms and directing massive hatred towards the Ever So Humble Pie Company in East Walpole, Massachusetts because its owners refuse to accept EBT (food stamps) payment for their gourmet and luxury baked goods.
Whenever the Left initiates a hatefest and aims the Alinsky Death Star at someone, I love calling that person and telling him or her to keep doing whatever is making the Left so angry and let him or her know that he or she is not alone in being on the receiving end of this. Whenever you do anything to upset the Left, they declare a jihad on you…this is what the Left does, and it’s how the lefties maintain power because they attempt to bully and intimidate anyone they don’t agree with. Their greatest weapon is fear…and the most important thing YOU can always do is show support emotionally, financially, and psychologically to every brave soul out there who is willing to stand up to the Left and hold their ground.
So, I decided to try to order some pies today from the Ever So Humble Pie Company and have them shipped here to Chicago as a surprise for my boyfriend Justin while showing support for this brave small business — but was disappointed to learn they actually don’t ship their baked goods. I got to talk with the store’s owner, Andrea Taber, for a few minutes today and I must tell you she is delightful. It was one of the most fun and enjoyable conversations I have had in a while because I got a great Ground Report from Massachusetts while talking about the pies and what the Left has subjected her to in recent days. She’s got that classic Massachusetts accent with a heart of a patriot broadcasting over the phone.
Apparently, they’d tried the shipping of pies thing in the past but it just never worked financially (because of the cost of the containers, the dry ice, the expedited shipping, etc.). I suggested that maybe they could put together a recipe book or a dry-goods package (with pie tins, crust mix, and recipe card) and have that available for purchase in the future. When people land on the site there’s no immediate way for anyone to show support for this small business. If it was down the street, I’d have bought a few pies and even given then as gifts to friends here in Chicago. I’d take them for dessert to serve at my next Think Squad meeting or something, for sure.
I learned in my conversation with Andrea that she is a big supporter of Fisher House in Massachusetts, which is an organization that provides comfort to wounded warriors returning from the battlefields. If you want to show your support for The Ever So Humble Pie Company, one way to do that would be to donate to Fisher House. I just sent them the $30 that I was willing to spend on pies and shipping today and in the comments section I wrote “Referred by Andrea Taber at Ever So Humble Pie Company”.
If you don’t like doing things on the computer, you can mail a check to Fisher House at:
Fisher House Foundation, Inc.
111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420
Rockville, MD 20850-5168
But please include their mailable donation form and make a note that you were inspired to do this by Andrea Taber at Ever So Humble Pie Company.
I honestly didn’t want to get off the phone with Andrea because she was so fun to talk to, but I didn’t want to keep her from her pie making. I pictured her in a magical place with the scents of berries and pineapple and all sorts of lush, ripe fruits in the air and wanted her to get back to her confectionary endeavors. She reports receiving many calls from all over the country in addition to emails and letters of support thanking her for taking a stand and not buckling under the Left’s onslaught. I told her I was calling from Chicago and we talked about the socialist elements of the teachers’ unions trying to bleed this state dry. Andrea reported that people in Massachusetts are sick of this and see what Democrats have done to the country in the last four years. It was nice knowing that even in Massachusetts people see what a blight the teachers’ unions really are.
Don’t believe what the corrupt media is telling you about the Fauxcahontas vs. Scott Brown Senate race because people like Elizabeth Warren less than they liked Martha Coakley. Apparently, every time a mention of Warren makes the airwaves on local radio, they play Indian music and someone calls her “Fauxcahontas”. Warren is a laughing stock and the Occupy Wall Street mentality she puts forward does not appeal to the majority of Massachusetts residents. ”Even though this is the state that gave us John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, and Deval Patrick, there is a limit to what people will take” and Andrea thinks Warren is it.
I’d love it if you’d send some love of your own to Andrea and The Ever So Humble Pie Company. I’m sure she’d be thrilled to receive a call or a postcard of support from you.
Click the image above for the address.
And if you are someone like me who would have ordered some pies for shipping if they did this, then please consider donating in the store’s name to the Fisher House charity instead. Another way to help for those who can’t donate is to just spread the word that Fisher House donations are a way to show to support for those who can’t go in to purchase anything at this pie shop.
I’ve only been to Massachusetts twice in my life and don’t know when Justin and I will be anywhere near there, but I have a wedding to go to in New York City next summer and maybe Justin and I will start the trip off in Boston for a day or two and drive over to Walpole for a little pie before biting the Big Apple.
I want to share something that happened in the spring that made me realize Obama is going to lose the election. This was in fact the exact day I knew in my heart he would lose and there was nothing that could save him.
It was April 20, 2012 a spectacular spring day in Boston. I came to Fenway Park with one of my best friends to see the commemorative brick installed inside Gate C that we bought to honor a deceased friend, my best Red Sox fan friend ever, Tilly. We expected no politics, my friend on the Left (a big Obama supporter) and me (a reformed woman of the Left who gave up that ghost in 2008). Just memories of our lost friend and baseball as the order of the day.
The pre-game ceremony was unlike any ever. All retired players who ever played for the Red Sox had been invited to come for the celebration and more than 200 came (!!!), each walking out from beyond center field, one by one, then at a faster clip. Still it took 45 minutes and my hands were sore from clapping.
We didn’t know there was a whole lineup of sports and political figures who had recorded greetings, so it was a surprise to look up and see Obama’s mug on the Jumbotron scoreboard. And see is all we could do at first because his appearance was met with loud boos (and I mean really loud boos!!!) that drowned out his voice. It prompted the man next to me to clap frantically, hoping to dispel his unease. My friend and I exchanged a WTF look. We were in Boston for heaven’s sake! That was the moment I knew (not just hoped any longer, but KNEW) that Obama had no hope of winning in November.
If he got drowned out by deafening boos in Boston of all places, he’ll be ripped to shreds at the ballot boxes coast to coast.
Somewhere high above left field, Tilly was surely smiling!
Red Sox Fan in A Blue State
HB Note: Political reporters rarely get out into the real world to see what average people are thinking or saying. Even people who read a lot of political sites tend to be sheltered and spend much more time alone in front of computer screens than the average person. I never realized just how much this true until the last few months when I’ve been helping my boyfriend Justin do research on the Walt Disney Company, as Justin’s big goal is to someday become an “Imagineer” (an architect that works for Disney).
There’s a host of Disney fan sites out there where more or less the same opinions get repeated over and over again and groupthink develops. Of course everyone on those sites is anonymous and writing under made up names like HappyBird27 or YippitySkip82 or whatever…and their opinions are light years away from what regular, non-Disney-super-fans think about the company or the theme parks. While Disney super fans might spend four days fighting over whether the quality of food over at the hamburger shack in Tomorrowland is better than the chicken tenders kiosk behind the Haunted Mansion, regular people have no interest in whatever minutia riles the super fans.
It’s smart to consider anyone who writes about politics to be a political super fan, especially anyone writing in the print media. ”Group Think” is not the only problem with these people as “wish casting” is even more prevalent. You have to remember that 99% of the people employed in the print and television media went to “journalism schools” with Leftist bents and were taught by more or less the same professors, who were themselves taught by radical Leftists in the 1960s. The end result is that almost every mainstream reporter is tacitly working to ensure Obama’s reelection and crafting what they write to seem most favorable to granting him a second term. These people were taught by professors who created almost a sort of cult around the idea that “within our lifetime a magical black man will become president and will solve all of our problems” — and these “journalists” took it upon themselves to make sure that prophecy came true.
Getting these professional political writers to accept the reality that the “magical black man” they foisted on the nation failed miserably and has been grossly incompetent in his office is impossible. The honestly and truly believe the “magical black man” they worship in Obama cannot fail and that there’s no way he loses in November. This is their heart’s most sincere wish, for which they rub their lamps furiously while gazing at pictures of “The One” as Lightbringer and Unicorn Wrangler Extrordinaire.
I think what regular people like “Red Sox Fan in a Blue State” observe anecdotally in their daily lives is far more important than anything you’ll see in a “journalist’s” analysis these days.
I hope you go out and keep your eyes and ears open for signs of how the people in your community will vote in November. If you do, please feel free to chime in or drop a Ground Report to us so we can share it with everyone.
Wouldn’t it be great if everyone got in the habit of taking video cameras with them everywhere they went?
How great to get this Ground Report from Connecticut, filmed at a showing of “The Undefeated”.
What always strikes me about Governor Palin’s supporters is just how NICE and likeable they always are.
All of these people feel like they could really be your friends in real life.
Something about Governor Palin just brings good people together.
Here’s the thing…I love that song because it has a tremendously catchy beat and it fires me up…but I try to ignore the obnoxious lyrics. Well I decided today that I should try to fix that, and…in honor of CPAC and the rise of the Tea Party within that convention’s ranks (Allen West – known Tea Party conservative – is giving the keynote), I give you: Unholy Debt – all resemblance to Green Day’s lyrics is entirely intentional…and I of course recognize that the band has exclusive rights to their art (read: please do not sue me…I believe this would qualify as fair use since no profit is sought, at any rate!).
Hear the sound of their righteous claims
Hope and change did their rhetoric proclaim
A shame, the ones who they unfairly blamed
See the unemployment rate rise,
Let’s create new jobs, Obama cries.
But read, the market makes no gains today.
I beg to dream and differ from the party line,
This is the damning of the rest of our lives,
Are we all nearly out of time?
Another tax hike, now they’ve crossed the line,
You’ll find, the money’s on the union’s side.
Tax and spend, and then pretend (amen!)
That the poor, you’re hoping to defend.
But still, subservient they’ll be to you.
I beg to dream and differ from the party line,
This is the damning of the rest of our lives,
The representative from Virginia has the floor.
Zieg heil to the media “mainstream,”
Epithets are your punishment!
Pulverize the conservative grass roots,
Who criticize big government!
Bang! Bang! metaphorical warfare,
Marginalize those who don’t agree!
Triumph by liars spreading bile,
Is not a way that’s meant for me!
Just cause…just cause we’re smarter, better, men! (or so we say!)
This is the damning of the rest of our lives,
I beg to dream and differ from Obama’s lies,
This is the dawning of the Tea Party’s rise!
This is the end of unholy debt!
Hey – if you go outside at all, take some pictures for me. I want to see how hard Chicago got hit from your perspective…. I have to tell you, NYC has been INSANE in the MEMBRANE since December. It has snowed AT LEAST once a week, since that big one we had in the middle of December, when Bloomberg was in Bermuda being a spoiled baby and pretending he wasn’t there. It has literally been one major storm a week. We have snow sitting here from the December 26th storm… but better yet, we also have TRASH sitting here since the end of December. Isn’t that special? The whole city smells, I have NO IDEA what is going on, I see and hear the sanitation trucks every night and day, but there is literally trash, furniture, and recycling sitting on the sidewalk that is rotting, covered with snow, ice, rot, and now, RATS, HUG-A-BUGS, those insect things from that movie with Mira Sorvino, Hera knows what else… they have all moved up here with us. There is so much yummy deliciousness to feast on up here now. Seriously – until last week, we still had old Christmas trees sitting on the sidewalks, like they were all waiting to be adopted by a forest somewhere or stood up on for dates that never came to pick them up. They were all Charlie Brown cute in a sad way, until you got closer and saw they were covered in rats and mutant bugs. And let’s not even talk about the plowing that did not occur during that first massive blizzard we had. In the middle of January, you were literally walking through canyons of trash and snow, hoping that no trash or critters fell/jumped on your shoulders.
Also, there seriously seems to be many more crazies out and about lately. Two of them have set up shop in my subway entrance (which, by the way, has been under construction for 2 years… 2 YEARS!!! How long does it take to redo an entrance?!)… and as you know from visiting me, I don’t live in a shady part of town. Not only that, this is the entrance under the CitiCorp Building…. a major, MAJOR NYC modern office building, right next door to the Lipstick Building and other major corporate structures, where several subway lines converge, with one of those underground shopping networks. You know what? I was thinking about this on the subway about two weeks ago, like one a Thursday, when yet another person got on begging for money, that every single train I had taken that week (home to work, work to home, home to wherever, wherever back home) had had either a crazy person, someone begging for money, or both. And all the cars smell like ripe urine again.
Do you know the last time I remember NYC being this shady? In the 1980s. Remember when NYC was a PIT in the 1980s? When you only took the subway if you wanted to get murdered, were looking for a hooker, or wanted to get murdered by a hooker?
New York I love you, but you’re bringing me down.
Ann-Louise in the City
HillBuzz Note: After Ann-Louise sent the above into us, we wrote back and asked her to talk more about how New Yorkers feel about Mayor Bloomberg and the controversy surrounding the NYC sanitation unions’ work stoppage over Christmas “to teach the city a lesson”.
Her response is below.
So here’s the cray-cray thing about Bloomberg….. he’s like, teflon coated. I don’t understand. He’s a straight-up economist, worried about the bottom line. I don’t think he’s a particularly bad Mayor – I mean, I think he probably thinks of himself as King Overlord – all 4’11 of him. I got to escort him up to a podium at one of the Galas I went to two years ago, and the MAN. IS. SHORT. I also got to escort Rudy up to an event, last year. This is what my mother calls “spokesmodeling”, like I am on Star Search, and I know how you encourage her to do that.
Here’s what I liked about Rudy. He showed up, by himself, in a cab, with no entourage. Literally – by himself. And he was really, really nice to me. Seriously – asked me personal questions and everything. And, as many people as were fawning over him at this event and wanted a piece of him, he left, by himself, and made sure to seek me out and say thank you and goodbye on his way to the elevators. Honestly, Kev, I know he has his issues, and his wife killed all those puppies with that medical stapler, but I cannot say a bad thing about him in terms of how he ran this City – with an iron fist – and NYC is filled with all sorts of rabble and crazies and hipsters, and rabble needs an iron fist. The hipsters just need to be beaten within an inch of their lives. I moved here when I started modeling in the 90s and literally watched the City clean itself up from what it was in the 1980s. And whatever happened afterward, on 9-11, he was the type of leader we needed. The reason there was no wide-spread panic, looting, raping, pillaging in the streets, is because of how he responded and how well informed he kept us. I am not kidding about that. Say what you want, but things could have been SO MUCH WORSE on that day and the days that followed.
PEOPLE. ARE. UPSET.
They are upset – they don’t understand what the delay has been in cleaning up snow and trash and Bloomberg keeps promising that it’s going to be done by 7:00 AM tomorrow, by 9:32 AM next Wednesday, by the time the Unicorns fly back up North come Springtime. Who knows. And yet he is teflon coated – I haven’t really heard anyone complain about him – it’s much more about the sanitation department as that agency is responsible for both trash, recycling and snow removal.
Now, interestingly enough, several weeks back, I had a very enlightening conversation with one of my doormen. As you know from staying in my building, my doormen fall into two categories. The ones who have this job because it pays well, has excellent benefits, and mostly, they just want to read books, like the Dad who is the intellectual Reading Butler in “Sabrina.” And then the other set who are straight out of Central Casting if they were looking for a bunch of guys that have “Union” tattooed right across their timeclocked foreheads.
This one happens to belong to the latter group. The conversation went something like this:
Me: What the flock is going on with that trash?
Doorman: Well, what do you expect? I mean, the City layed off a bunch workers before Christmas and many more had their salaries cut, so, you know, it’s the City’s fault.
Now, he did not say this like, “they layed off hundreds and hundreds of workers and there is just not enough manpower to clean up all this gosh darn snow.” It was more of the “they got pissed and were totes ‘we’re gonna show them how we feel about lowered/frozen salaries’” variety. So, that’s the side of the argument he falls on.
Overwhelmingly, people are upset. Taxes are REDONK in NYC. The cost of living is REDONK times a hundred million, the subway fare has gone up again in less than a year, but service has been cut, and most of the stops look like some 3rd world country, and not just the ones in Queens or Brooklyn, mind you. And now, after all that, we have to worry about trash falling on you.
There is something really, really wrong. 2012? Maybe.
Ann-Louise in the City
The 112th Congress with Republican majority is hard at work. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R) appeared on the Fox Business program today, January 31, 2011 and said a bill is in the works to stop a ban on incandescent light bulbs. I was glad to hear this because I recently read an article in The Weekly Standard that encouraged me to contact my representative on another ban that affects all of us wherever we live. http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/another-triumph-greens_536862.html. Some of you may have read this article: “Another Triumph for the Greens – To go with toilets that don’t flush and light bulbs that don’t light, we now have dishwashers that don’t wash”.
The article explains how Phosphorus was removed from dishwashing detergents acceding to pressure From environmentalists. At our house we have experienced all of these dishwasher problems and more that people across the country have. If you Google – why doesn’t my dishwasher work – you can read more.
I did not know that the problem was Phosphorus being removed from the product in such a small amount to make it useless until I read this article. We have spent money on repairmen calls, took thedishwasher apart, and almost bought a new one. We Wash dishes by hand because they just don’t get clean in the dishwasher or they have a gray film on them.
Phosphorus has been in contention by environmentalist since the 60’s but was still allowed around 10.9 percent until Sierra Club environmentalists in Spokane WA were able to lower it to 0.5 percent and that is why your dishes do not get clean. Look on your box of dish detergent.
In this article from Spokane, W.A. - the Sierra Club lawyer admitted that Dishwashing detergents represent only a small amount of the total phosphorus discharged into state waters – 5 to 15 percent and that the biggest contributor is human sewage and from fertilizers. http://www.spokanedemocrats.org/index.cfm/cc_dill_05/index.cfm?page=phosphorus.cfm
It looks like all the states that signed onto the ban on Phosphorus in dish detergents were controlled by Democrats. After listening to Representative Blackburn today I decided to contact my Rep. to see if the ban on Phosphorus in dishwasher detergent could be repealed because it’s just another green scam but an extremely annoying and costly one and because Representative Blackburn said, “This is not a small potatoes issue” about the light bulbs and I feel the same way about the Phosphorus ban.
You can contact your representative about anything you want to bring to their attention to by email. Follow this link to find your congressperson and fill out the form. Most Congressmen or women will only accept an email if they represent you. And if they are a Democrat, well, good luck with that. Here is the link to contact a Congressperson: https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml
Belinda Blue in the Finger Lakes
I don’t quite know what to make of this and thought it might interest you too.
About 2 weeks ago, the developer who owns the Park 51 / Cordoba House site announced that Abdul Rauf, the Imam who had been the public face of the mosque would no longer raise money or speak on behalf of the project. According to the NY Times, this was a surprise to Rauf and the article tries to read the tea leaves of what led to the split (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/15/nyregion/15mosque.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=Abdallah%20Adhami%20&st=cse). Most interestingly, Mr Rauf will no longer be leading services in the temporary mosque now operating in the building; that role will be taken over by Iman Abdallah Adhami who is only identified as having served another Lower Manhattan mosque for many years.
Now the plot thickens… on Wednesday NY1, which is a local news channel owned by Time Warner and shown only on Time Warner cable, aired a piece about the new iman (http://manhattan.ny1.com/content/132886/ny1-exclusive–gay-advocates-take-issue-with-park51-imam ). Apparently Mr Adhami thinks homosexuality is caused primarily by violent emotional or sexual abuse, so you can imagine this has caused some cognitive dissonance for those that have studiously avoided thinking about any of the repressive precepts of Islam. The piece is quite funny in that it ends with attempt to smooth the whole thing over, including comments to the effect that the attitude is not limited to one religion and that actually it’s progress since it’s not as strong a condemnation as other Muslim leaders have made!
What I’d be really interested to know is if you think this could create a groundswell against the whole project or at least reduce it to merely another mosque, which, since it’s literally down the block from an longstanding one, doesn’t really need to be at Ground Zero.
Naomi near Ground Zero
A few months ago, one of the gay papers here in Chicago, either Nightspots or BOI Magazine, ran a political cartoon that stunned me, because gay publications are usually so PC and hone to whatever the Democrat Party tells them to write.
The cartoon featured a mosque in the middle of the street. On one side of it was a “Bacon Emporium”, with people coming and going happily buying all sorts of delicious hams, bacon, pork loins, etc. On the left side of the mosque, there was a gay bar, with everything from lithe little twinks to big burly leather bears coming and going and having a great time.
The caption read: Tolerance works both ways.
This was a big cartoon, featured smack dab in the middle of the magazine, instead of a smaller off to the side bit like they also run. So the editors clearly wanted to make a statement about Islam.
I think this is actually the key to waking a lot of gays up to what the Democrat Party today is really all about. The Democrats’ support of Islam is support for a militarized ideological cult that murders gay men wherever Islam dominates.
There was an article written by Maureen Dowd a few months ago after a trip she took to Saudi Arabia. I will never forget reading the part where she’s in some village and asks about the drain in the center of the town square, which seemed so strange because it doesn’t rain much, if at all, in that area so why would they need a massive drain? ”Oh, that is for the blood, when we behead the homosexuals”, she was told, when she asked her local guide about it. He talked to her in the voice he’d use if a foreign person asked what a traffic light or stop sign was here in Boystown.
It was chilling…but Dowd had no problem with it, or with any of the degrading and revolting things that were done to her while she, a famous writer, traveled through Saudi Arabia. At times she was treated like a child, not allowed to speak for herself or to directly handle money. At other times, she was treated like a dog or cat, and not allowed in certain parts of the hotel or various restaurants, because she didn’t have a penis. Then, there were times when she was just a thing, looked upon as if she had no rights at all, and existed just for the amusement of the disgusting men gaping at her.
The Left loves Islam because Islam hates America and the Left hates America, too, but what the Left doesn’t appreciate is that Islam hates the Left as well.
When Muslim colonists being sent to Europe finally take over one of the smaller European countries, like Denmark or the Netherlands, and become the majority there (as they are set to do), they’ll agitate for Sharia control of that country and will subject the people there to the full impact of the Koran — which is not a religious text, but is in reality a primer for conquest and subjugation of others. Homosexuals in Europe will be murdered. Women will be treated as children, animals, or things, depending on the circumstances, just like in Saudi Arabia. And the Left will be responsible for bringing this upon not only their countrymen, but themselves.
Because so many people went to public school in this country from the 1970s forward, and were taught the PC, multicultural, “all cultures are equal” garbage, many in the gay community are scared to speak up against Islam because they are afraid of being called RAAACISTS! for not agreeing that Islam — with its murder of gays and foul treatment of women — is just as valid a government as anything else.
And let’s be clear on that…Islam intends to be the government wherever it goes. There is no separation of mosque and state in Islam. So for all the Leftists who decry Christianity and mock its beliefs and followers to encourage the spread of Islam is just pure lunacy, since wherever Islam goes it intends to one day become not just the majority faith in that country, but the government of the country as well, where it will then systematically murder anyone who doesn’t do what the Muslims want them to do.
Islam is the great evil of our time. It is my generation’s Third Reich or Soviet Union. Far too many people are still popping champagne bottles and living it up like it’s the 1920s and they have no idea at all what’s brewing in Bavaria that will lead to widespread chaos and destruction in just a few years.
Thank goodness for Pamela Geller is the last thing I will say on this. That woman is a national treasure and a real American hero. She is the leading voice in calling Islam out for what it is…and I hope every day more people stand up like she does so that she’s very much not alone.
Muslims can’t murder all of us and the Left can’t shout us all down.
New York City Ground Report: What are people saying about Obamacare there, how is socialism playing in Manhattan, and how fired up are young people to head out and re-elect Obama next year?
You say you want to know what people are thinking on the ground, let me tell
you, a young man I know tells me a lot of people in Manhattan are
saying Hilary would have made a better president than Obama. These
were nearly all young Obama supporters. Conservative folks I know from
different parts of the country all want a Republican president in 2012
… or Hilary. I hear that a lot. I occasionally hear Republicans says
“We can’t just be against the Dems, we’ve got to have something to
offer.” I steer them toward Youtube videos of Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and
Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). The feedback I hear is overwhelming. There also
seems to be a growing recognition and appreciation of Michelle
Bauchman. There is a deep respect for Sarah Palin. People are amazed
at her strength. Some conservatives like her but don’t feel she has
the gravitas to be president. Many would vote for her but don’t think
she could beat Obama in a general election and feel too much is at
stake to use their vote as a “statement”. Personally, I’m tired of
hearing conservative pundits say she can’t win. The whole point of a
primary and election is to give someone the opportunity to convince
voters they should be elected. I would love to see her and Michelle
compete. Let’s move beyone tokenism.
By the way, tell your boyfriend to read a book called “Emotional
Vampires.” It will help him deal with bullies and some other maddening
personality types. I’ve read several of books in that category and EV
is by far the best ever. It explains why ignoring bullies doesn’t work
any better than fighting with them. Once you understand what you are
dealing with, it makes the solutions so much more obvious.
Keep up the great work!
Liz in Manhattan