Ron Paul redefines the term “Losertarian”. For Lew Rockwell, he wrote the following: “…Our foreign policy was in the spotlight …Read the Rest
The Pink Flamingo has been harping on the fact that, in order to be a true losertarian, one must surrender …Read the Rest
Michelle Malkin is celebrating. Then again, she is part of the whole ugly anti-Republican movement. Greenville’s anti-Semitic tea party freaks …Read the Rest
The Pink Flamingo keeps saying that the tea parties are a FOX invention. I honestly think they are being promoted …Read the Rest
Michelle Bachmann wants to form a Tea Party Caucus in the House. I gather any Republican who has the good …Read the Rest
So, you want to insure Obama wins in 2012? Run a teaparty “patriot“. “…What this means is two things: (1) …Read the Rest
One of the great big fat lies the anti-immigration bigots like to spew is that once illegal migrants are bussed back to Mexico, the jobs they were filling will go to Americans who need work. Another is that Arizona is a mecca for crime. Another is housing.
Another is just plain stupidity.
“…The Arizona governor, seemingly determined to repel every last tourist dollar from her pariah state, has sounded a new alarm about border violence. “Our law enforcement agencies have found bodies in the desert either buried or just lying out there that have been beheaded,” she announced on local television.
This is one of those posts where The Pink Flamingo has been collecting headlines for maybe six weeks. When you scroll through it, you will see why.
Go to a party with men, get 80 lashes with a whip? Sure, if you are a women in Saudi Arabia. If you are a Christian in an Islamic country, you may be sentenced to death. Or, if you are Christian in Dearborn, Michigan you could have a problem. If you are Jewish in Germany you can be stoned.
The other night, The Pink Flamingo was watching one of the great American classics, To Kill a Mockingbird. For those ignorant wretches who have not seen the movie nor read the classic book, you have my pity. Atticus Finch (played by the late, great Gregory Peck) was the ultimate Southern attorney living in a small town. He understood that all men and women are equal, no matter what their color, nor their what was in their pocketbook.
When the haters could not crush Atticus Finch for going against their demands by defending a Black man innocent of the rape charges filed against him by a white trash woman, they tried to kill his children. There’s not much difference between the man who tried to kill the children of Atticus Finch and the tea party “patriots” who try killing the reputations and careers of good and honorable men and women who absolutely refuse to bend to their will.
We are living in an Age of Extremism. It does not matter what religion you are, or what religion you aren’t. It is an era of political and religious extremism.
If you were fortunate enough to be allowed to study Western Civilization you may remember that when dealing with certain aspects of OUR culture and heritage, there as a philosophical division such as Age of Reason, Age of Faith, etc.
One of the problems we are dealing with is the fact that most historians do not understand the era from about 450AD – 900AD or so and define it as part of a mass historical ignorance. I don’t mind calling it the “Dark Ages” simply because we lack a better term. It was a term of “darkness” when one realizes the light of education had been extinguished. I rather consider the Medieval period as beginning around the 900s or so where a transition takes place between the deprivations of the “Norse” invaders where they were rather rude, crude, and socially unacceptable invaders. Around 900 or so they became “Normans” – and adopted the snotty attitude of the “extremely” civilized, by assimilating the northern coast of France. There is this strange demarcation that takes place, where once “barbaric” Norsemen suddenly become “civilized” Normans celebrating their “civilized” achievements that would lead to the birth of the Age of Chivalry. From that Age of Chivalry comes the evolution of modern Western Civilization.
“…I’ve always said I was a Reagan-style conservative. But I don’t think Reagan was a real Republican. He just maintained some shared values….” Glenn Beck
Losertarians are crowing about the nomination of Nikki Haley in South Carolina. She is one of them. They love her. Makes sense. Then there is the idiocy in Idaho, where the Losertarians have taken over the GOP. They’re scary, demanding a repeal of the 17th Amendment.
Are the Tea Parties an off-shoot of the John Birch Society?
NOTE: The Pink Flamingo must have the blasted book ready to send to her publisher first thing this morning. I don’t have time for a full post, so I’ve put a few things together. Tomorrow things will greatly improve. The clip art is on purpose.
If the Tea Party twits do not behave themselves they are going to make a mess of things this November.
“…So, if November comes and Tea Party candidate after Purist candidate goes down to defeat and very vulnerable Democrats (cough…Harry Reid…cough) continue to serve in office, then those of us within the party who are not Tea Partiers or Purists need to put our foot down and take a stand. No more accommodating, no more coddling, no more trying to incorporate people who don’t want to be incorporated. If the Tea Party/Purist wing of the Party doesn’t want to be team players, then they have got to go. …”
One of The Pink Flamingo’s favorite movie lines is uttered by the late, immortal David Niven. “I shall yell tripe whenever tripe is served!” It comes from the adorable classic Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, based on writer Jean Kerr’s inspirational book by the same title. I say “inspirational” because it is one of those books that helped to inspire The Pink Flamingo to become a writer. In it, the author mentions the reason she became a writer was because writing was the only career where a person could sleep late on a regular basis! Bingo – career path chosen.
One of the things that amazes me the most is the tea party “patriot” and their desire to nominate and vote for men and women who have either no political experience, or no real world experience, or are abject idiots and frauds. Take the State of Florida, please. Have you heard about the tea party tempest there?
Please, ignore The Pink Flamingo while I laugh at J. D. Hayworth.
“...Hayworth, appearing later in the infomercial, is asked by an Australian female host if the “free money” is “too good to be true.”
“It is for real,” says Hayworth, who is currently challenging Sen. John McCain in Arizona’s Republican primary. “Now look, I understand the skepticism, in part because President Reagan used to say the greatest contradiction ever uttered was, ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.’”
Why would Mitt Romney end up donating something like $42,000 to a candidate for governor in South Carolina. Well, first, Gresham Barrett endorsed Fred Thompson in 2008. This is NOT about putting the BEST person into office, it is about Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin manipulating the primaries to get the person THEY think will deliver SC’s extremely important POTUS primary vote in 2012.
Nah, it isn’t about tea parties, patriotism, or even who’s on first. It is about 2012, and the battle to get the nod from the Governor of SC to promote their Presidential ambitions.
SC could be the most pivotal of all primary states. The endorsement of the state’s governor is a big fat hairy deal. We all know Gresham probably won’t endorse either Palin or Romney. Ergo – they gotta go with Haley, shampoo and all.
What are all these endorsements about other than political brownie points?
A few weekends ago The Pink Flamingo made the mistake of watching a Star Wars marathon on television. Please accept my apologies for the analogy.
When Princess Leia remarked that Han Solo “certainly was brave”, Luke wanted to know what good it would do if he got himself killed. When it comes to bravery, Lindsey is brave – because he knows how to be a statesman. In the age of the Tea Party “patriots” who are basically little more than losertarian shills for the likes of the Pauls, and a few other losertarians, anyone who dares step out of line.
You know that Tea Party Sh*t being spread around by FOX News and the far right about new faces and all this hope for something tea-like taking over the nation in some great big post hippie libertarian love-in?
In South Carolina, Nikki Haley is going around saying that she is going to help small business, yada yada yada. It’s always about small business. The BIG PROBLEM is the fact that South Carolina is all about BIG BUSINESS and industry. This is something Mark Sanford never seemed to be able to grasp, propelling the state into one of the highest unemployment rates in its history.
My great-aunt Mabel and her sisters, my grand-mother included were among the first women in the state of Minnesota to cast a ballot. In 1980, when she cast a ballot for Ronald Reagan she was the oldest voter in Oconee County to do so. She managed to get a lot of press for it.
One of Mibsey’s stalwart commands was that all women in our family vote every chance we had. She feared if women could be “given” the vote, they could take the vote away from us.
In away, that is what those lovely Libertarians from the Cato Institute are promoting. They are trying to take the direct election of United States Senators out of the hands of WE THE PEOPLE and give it back to WE THE GOVERNMENT. After all, we the stupid people cannot make correct decisions and they the Libertarians can?
Much is being made about the “Year of the Conservative Woman”! What a crock.
“...South Carolina ranks last in the nation for the number of women who hold elective office, according to the Center for American Women and Politics. There are no women serving in Congress, in statewide elected executive position, or in the S.C. Senate. Of 124 S.C. House lawmakers, 17 are women…”
The Pink Flamingo is afraid that all the noise being made about a handful of high-profile women in the GOP running for office is hurting the role of other women. In South Carolina, Nikki Haley DID NOT help other women who were running.
Why will the GOP and conservatives NOT see the truth when it comes to immigration reform? We like to think that conservatives have the ability to think for themselves, to comprehend the difference between right and wrong, but when it comes to immigration reform, they are as stupid as Democrats. Barbara Coe was there, suggesting that people lock and load.
“…Knowing that my father died fighting the Nazi regime in Germany, that I lose him when I was 11 because of that…and then to have them call me Hitler’s daughter. It hurts. It’s ugliness beyond anything I’ve ever experienced….” Jan Brewer
It is a great story. The problem is Jan Brewer’s father, Wilford Drinkwine died of lung disease in California in 1955.
Lord have mercy!
It is not enough for women just to show up and proclaim their tea party status to become GOP candidates. They need to be competent, useful, and they need to stand for something. They do not need to be off the wall idiots who give Republicans – and woman, a bad name.