Perhaps We Need More Ethinc Studies, Not Less

“…While I have supported black studies programs and as a trustee, one must really ask whether the demand for a completely autonomous is not in reality a request for sanctuary from the rigors of the institution, a sanctuary from the normal standards? If that is what it is then what in reality, will these students have when they leave the institution, what will they have learned, and will they be able to compete in the outside world. On the other hand, it is possible that you can justify a black studies program on its symbolic value alone. But an all black studies department would not be useful. What we really should do is get some whites into the black studies department to learn something about black people. …” Ronald Reagan!

There are very few times when I disagree with Michael Medved. This is one of them. The other day he was discussing ethnic studies. Rightly he does not actually approve of them. Neither do I in their current form, but the Pink Flamingo thinks one of the very real problems we are facing as a nation is the fact that we Americans have become so insular that we expect cultures to adapt to us. We need not learn anything about others. Once upon a time it was called “The Ugly American”. Today we call it conservative.

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Wednesday’s Hero – L/Cpl. Joshua M. Davis

L/Cpl. Joshua M. Davis
L/Cpl. Joshua M. Davis
19 years old
from Perry, Iowa
1st Battalion,
2nd Marine Regiment,
2nd Marine Division,
II Marine Expeditionary Force
May 7, 2010

U.S. Marines

Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Davis of Perry, Iowa, was a 2009 Perry High School graduate.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps in March 2009. Assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, from Camp Lejeune, N.C., he deployed to Afghanistan in March 2010 and was promoted to Lance Cpl. on May 1, 2010.

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Rand Paul MUST Return White Supremacist Money!

Once upon a time the GOP soundly renounced David Duke. Too bad those days are over.

Unfortunately The Pink Flamingo can no longer support either Sarah Palin or Jim DeMint. I will support them when they renounce Rand Paul and demand he return the money he took from white supremacists. I do not understand how Sarah Palin, who claims to be so very pro-Israel and supports our military can endorse someone like Rand Paul who is, according to Pat Buchanan, one of them. He does not support Israel. He is against the “military industrial complex”, does not believe in fighting the war on terror, and wants to bring our troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq – immediately.

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PART IV: How to Destroy the GOP

Once upon a time, the GOP was the party of Ronald Reagan. Unfortunately, in the quest for libertarian purity, the ascendancy of Ron Paul, the Club for Growth, and absolutes, Ronald Reagan has been thrown under the bus and completely forgotten.

Reagan is dead, long live Ron Paul and Jim DeMint. It is now about egos and power. Forget doing what is right for the country, it is about a populist movement that is out of control, and a news network that is feeding it.

Perhaps it is all about keeping Barack Obama in power, for that is what is going to happen if the current trends continue.

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Is The Club For Growth Too Powerful

If Ronald Reagan were in office today, he would be a primary target of the Club for Growth. Is is someone who would not be conservative enough and pure enough for them.

Is the Club for Growth a front for the DNC? It is just a gag question, but the way they destroy good Republicans is serious.

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Are the Tanton Networks Going to Jump the Shark?

Want a little background on Arizona’s SB 1070?

Arizona’s SB 1070 was the brainchild of FAIR.

“…Arizona’s SB 1070, were authored by the same crowd at the nativist extremist group FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

Of the Prince William County measure, Mike Hethmon, general counsel for FAIR’s legal arm, the Immigration Reform Law Institute, crowed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that “to the extent that there is some kind of mad scientist behind all this, we’ll be happy to take credit.”

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That Pesky Brown Menace

Did you know that only Hispanics are dangerous racists? That is the lie currently being promoted by the far right. They absolutely refuse to acknowledge the racist mote in their own eye. Take Patrick J. Buchanan, please. (NOTE: The Pink Flamingo does not like linking to World Nut Daily. I will list the URL and you go find it.

“…Indeed, of the last seven justices nominated by Democrats JFK, LBJ, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, one was black, Marshall; one was Puerto Rican, Sonia Sotomayor. The other five were Jews: Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan.

If Kagan is confirmed, Jews, who represent less than 2 percent of the U.S. population, will have 33 percent of the Supreme Court seats.

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Part III: How to Destroy the GOP

“…Ultimately, Rand Paul is a walking target for Democratic negative ads in a closely divided state with a culture of commitment to national security. But right now running the country – or even winning elections – is not a top-of-mind concern for many Republicans. They are voting to send a message, and it’s no time to be fussy about the background, competence, associations, and inner convictions of the messengers….” David Frum

The Pink Flamingo is waiting for the day when Republicans will garner the courage to oust the Ron Paul Bots and thumb our collective noses at the so called Tea Party “Patriots” many of whom are NOT Republicans.

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The Pink Flamingo has made no secret of the fact that I am far from thin. This said, I must also admit that I have a very real addiction problem. I love cheese enchiladas. I don’t want much on them, just a little red and a heck of a lot of salsa. I want cheddar cheese, That’s it. Contrary to how terribly sinful it sounds, it isn’t that bad. I don’t do sour cream, and I can’t stand green sauce, which is made with chicken fat. Now that’s nasty. Three cheese enchiladas, plain have about 450 calories. That’s not bad. It’s not fried, has very little salt, the cheese is protein, and the corn tortillas are not bad for you.

Since the dawn of the new cooking oils (saffron, sunflower, canola) I have developed some very serious food allergies, to the point where I’m at the throat closing, can’t breath, nearly pass out stage. These allergies never bothered me before it was determined that “we” needed to be doing healthy oils. I have a serious sunflower allergy, and many of these oils are made in the same presses.

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The Pauls, Third Parties, DeMint’s Ambition, and Tea Party Spoilers

The Ron Paul ego trip continues. In Iowa, his Bots managed to stage a small coup (the way they have done in SC, OK, UT, etc). Now they are promoting this idiot for POTUS.

“...Since the 2008 caucuses, no potential presidential candidate has visited Iowa more than Ron Paul. With a friendlier SCC, a tailor made political environment, and a wealth of knowledge from his previous run, Ron Paul could be a force to be reckoned with in the 2012 Iowa caucuses.

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Extreme Far Right Lunitics Trying to Run the Show

The far right Tea Party “patriots” have turned on Sarah Palin because she has endorsed Carly Fiorina. Fiorina is NOT good enough for the Tea Party people. Evidently they are finally showing their true colors. They are bullies! If their childish demands are not met, they will destroy. So, their long knives are out for Palin.

If they continue on their current path, they are going to do serious damage to the GOP in November. Someone needs to explain to the far right media that the tea parties are NOT about conservative – they are about promoting LOSERTARIANS.

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How to Destory the GOP, Part II

Have you listened to Michael Medved’s Friday show? Did you now that in the UK, 12% of all votes went to idiot fringe parties? If 5% of the idiots who had voted for fringe parties have voted for David Cameron,he would be the PM.

“...An analysis of British election results finds that David Cameron and the Conservative Party were deprived of a majority in Parliament by just 16,000 votes, according to the London Times. “Cameron came so near and yet so far. Just 16,000 extra votes for the Tories, distributed in the 19 constituencies in which the party came closest to winning, would have spared us a weekend of negotiation and speculation.”…”

Then there is the lesson of the Utah debacle. The Hedgehog Blog has a photo from the Utah GOP Convention. If it is true, then LOSERTARIANS are the ones tho took out Bennett, and should hang their heads in shame for behaving so irrationally. There are a few jerk losertarians who are horrors, sorry, but that is what they are. I am disgusted by them. I don’t know if I could ever vote for one of their candidates. Then again, Read More

The Day Dallas Braden Was Perfect

On Sunday, May 9, 2010, Dallas Braden became a dimi-god. If he makes it to the Hall of Fame, he becomes immortal, but he did something only 19 other pitchers have done before he did it. (If you can watch the last couple of minutes of this clip and not bawl, you don’t love baseball).

The Pink Flamingo dislikes the Oakland A’s. BUT – a perfect game is a perfect game!

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Why Has FOX Covered Up Police Brutality Against a Mexican?

Is it possible that the FOX NEWS editorial line to snuggle up to hard-core anti-immigration promoters is tainting their coverage of the news? According to almost every person on FOX, there is NO police brutality against Latinos. It is a myth promoted by the extreme far right. It is no wonder that a FOX affiliate would refuse to air anything that would taint the flagship’s story-line.

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Islam and Political Correctness

They slaughter Christians. They kill Americans. They are currently terrorizing NYC.

They don’t approve of bras. They don’t approve of breasts. They don’t approve of other parts of a woman’s body. They really don’t approve of women at all, yet the Obama Administration does not protest when Iran is put on international committees “protecting” women.

And – we put up with it.

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How to Destroy the GOP

In Kentucky, the latest polling puts Rand Paul ahead of Trey Grayson in the primary, but Grayson would defeat the Democrat candidates handily. Paul would barely squeek by if he were to win at all. Rand Paul is a sure fire way for the GOP to lose a Republican held Senate seat. The Pink Flamingo WOULD NOT vote for Rand Paul. I would not vote for the Dem, but I sure WOULD NOT vote for Rand Paul. Only 19% of people in KY see themselves as “Tea Party”. Let’s just hope Kentucky goes the way of Indiana and the Tea Party candidate gets squashed.

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Wednesday’s Hero – Sergeant Keith Dewayne Andrews

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Sergeant Keith Dewayne Andrews, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action during the ground assault of Operation DESERT STORM.

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It’s the Drug War, Stupid

Any rational thinker knows that the AZ immigration mess is going to seriously damage the GOP. Contrary to the popular lies of the far right talk so demigods, a hard line approach is a sure fire loser for any candidate.

“…And the party’s long-term thinkers worry that the Arizona law is merely a quick political fix which may create a permanent rift with the fastest growing segment of the U.S. electorate.

“It’s like a virus that you get and you don’t feel like you’re unhealthy for the first few days, but after that you have a fever and you’re really sick,” says Matthew Dowd, former President George W. Bush’s chief strategist in 2004. “You can’t win a national election and you can’t win certain states without the Latino vote. And Republicans already had a problem.”

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Missing Him Already Yet – GWB Uses a Kindle!

The Great Man uses a Kindle.

According to The Swamp:

“…She says this about the criticism that her husband, the 43rd president of the United States and son of the 41st, fielded during two terms in office — particularly during the second term: “The criticism of political figures is so extreme, that they end up being characterized in a way that they’re not at all. And we knew that. When George’s dad was president, it was very hard for us to tolerate. We hated that. It’s too bad because I think it discourages people from even considering public office.”

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The FAIR Version of Immigration Reform & Idiot Governors

Let’s get this straight. Jan Brewer’s new law, written by John Tanton’s flunkie, Kris Kobach for white supremacist lovin’ Russell Pierce, will not allow someone who is illegally targeted by the cops and is not illegal, from having any recourse?

Ruben Navarrett, Jr. brought up a salient point of Jan Brewer’s idiot law.

“…As such, the law doesn’t just allow for the possibility of racial and ethnic profiling of anyone suspected of being an illegal immigrant (read: Latinos). It all but requires this sort of thing to happen. In fact, it includes a provision by which concerned citizens can sue law enforcement agencies that they believe to be non-compliant.

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David Cameron Rocks!

Too bad David Cameron is a Brit! Then again, for some strange reason the Far Right here has decided they don’t like him. The Pink Flamingo has been listening to the debates from the UK, and Cameron has wiped the floor with Gordon Brown and Nick Clegg (who appears to be the curent love of the right here).

Too bad we don’t have someone like Cameron running here in the US. I’d support him. He is pro-military, anti-tax, anti-death tax, and said if someone turns down a job, they get no government services!

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iPad 3-G Has Arrived – Don’t Waste Your Money On It!

I was so excited, having waited for weeks for this thing.

My first impression was “way cool”.

Then….I had to deal with AT&T to get my 3G to work. After 4 hours, 4 calls to Apple, 1 to Capital One, and 2 to AT&T, I still DO NOT HAVE my 3G working.

AT&T will NOT authorize charges to cards for cells who use a post office box. Yes, I know it sounds like a jack ass thing, but then we’re talking AT&T. Allegedly AT&T will not allow someone to charge a cell thingie on a credit card that does not have a physical address because the person making the charge could be a terrorists and they could get in trouble with Homeland Security new Democrat banking laws.

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