The Man Who Came to Dinner is one of my favorite movies. In it, Jimmy Durante has a little ditty about trying to make up one’s mind. It reminds me of Barack Obama!
8 But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. 9The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you,* not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance. 10But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and everything that is done on it will be disclosed.*
Because it is The Pink Flamingo’s birthday, I am going to indulge myself. The other night I was watching Tombstone. (Yea, this is yet another “Why I love Wyatt Earp…”). Even having watched the movie so many times, something struck me that I’d not noticed.
The perfect definition of honor:
When a person of honor does something that requires personal strength and character, something difficult that the average person would shrink from doing, that person is usually criticized. Those of lesser character would like nothing better than to swoop in and destroy. The most perfect example of this The Pink Flamingo knows is the life of Wyatt Earp.
Wyatt Earp basically gave up his entire future to do what was right. This 1923 photo is my favorite. It shows a man, brave, courageous, and bold – one unafraid, unflinching, and was willing to face the consequences.
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According to Paul Kengor, the author of God and Ronald Reagan, Reagan’s Christian faith was “…the beacon by which he steered the nation during his eight years in the White House…that faith was a crucial element in ending the Cold War…”
“We shall reflect the compassion that is so much a part of our makeup. How can we love our country and not love our countrymen? And loving them reach out a hand when they fall, heal them when they are sick and provide opportunity to make them self-sufficient so they will be equal in fact and not just in theory?””
The Far Right has now doomed itself. What a few of us thought was a problem is now turning into a rotten carcass, dead, rank, and full of disease ridden maggots and filth. Not only have they managed to throw Reagan under the bus, but now they are stating that a Christian is not capable of being POTUS.
Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only will you do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, “Be lifted up and thrown into the sea”, it will be done. 22Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive.’
The Pink Flamingo is as good as stranded! Pathetic, right? I have four wheel drive in the Durango, but I can’t find my snow boots. My winter coat is down at the parents’. My father picked it up with his drycleaning last May. I forgot to get it when I was down at the house on Thanksgiving.
I don’t think any of us expected this much snow. Now you know why I can’t go out in my good Cole Haan loafers.
There are certain conservatives who will do just about anything in order to destroy Republicans who do not meet their personal requirements for conservative pure. Talking heads like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Laura Ingraham are the first who come to mind, but they are not the worst of the lot.
Michelle Malkin appears to enjoy destroying Republicans. She has set her sights on Carly Fiorina, who is not pure enough for Malkin’s tastes. Naturally Michelle Malkin ALWAYS fails to mention that she IS NOT a Republican, but a far right extremist with some rather tawdry associates. Her previous attempts to destroy Lindsey Graham over immigration reform resulted in a nasty feud with Geraldo Rivera. He retained his position with FOX News. She did not. While she appears on a few FOX shows, she is closely aligned with Glenn Beck, which should tell thinking people all they need to know.
Malkin, Beck, etc. are almost single issue extremists. Everything goes back to their restrictive, irrational, and almost racist version of immigration reform. In this they are not their own persons, but follow the anti-immigration puppetmasters who call the shots. They are the ultimate power of life and death in the far right. John McCain opposed their racist version of immigration reform. He must be destroyed. Lindsey Graham opposed their racist version of immigration reform. He must be destroyed. Mike Huckabee opposes their racist version of immigration reform. He must also be destroyed. George W. Bush opposed their racist version of immigration reform. He had to be destroyed.
It is that simple.
This is NOT about the horrible murders in Seattle. The far right is NOT telling the whole story, not telling the truth of what is going on there. This is more about the character assassination of yet another normal, rational Republican by the minions of the Far Right who are more concerned in keeping their own power base than putting a majority GOP back in power. The whole idea is to destroy reasonable Republicans, lying about their real voting record, and keeping the Dems in power. There is no other logical reason for the far right to behave the way they are currently acting.
The president of Shell Oil, Marvin Odum, released a statement defending Lindsey. It is rather powerful and quite profound. It makes fools of those who are damning Lindsey for his stand on energy independence. Odum’s op-ed makes Lindsey look rather courageous and extremely far-sighted. It also makes him look like a patriot.
“…Sen. Lindsey Graham recognizes there are two clear paths for America as it addresses the climate crisis: Let the government regulate greenhouse gas emissions by command-and-control fiat, or let the private sector reduce emissions by unleashing entrepreneurial innovation.
Sen. Graham clearly understands the grim consequences should the EPA take control using the authority of the Clean Air Act. But, Congress can pass a well-crafted, market-based energy and environment bill to reduce greenhouse gases and benefit South Carolina businesses. Those businesses will then create jobs.
EPA regulation under the Clean Air Act could have devastating consequences for businesses across our nation. It will cost jobs that South Carolina workers can’t afford to lose. We could face similar consequences in my home state of Texas. I believe regulation under the Clean Air Act will delay important projects of all kinds around the country and might stall an economic recovery.
“…Still, the occasional discovery of above-ground alligators in New York — on Staten Island, in Central Park or in Queens — refreshes the story. And of course, there was that one case in 1935. Salvatore Condoluci, the teenager who roped that alligator, is now 92. Though he has forgotten some of the details, he still remembers hearing the thrashing in the icy water beneath the manhole, first seeing the creature’s head, and using a rope to lasso and haul it to the surface…”
Loren Coleman brings news that the New York Times has managed to track down the person who told the story in 1932 about a 7 foot long alligator in the New York sewer.
“…These stories were backed by scattered reports, mostly very old, of alligators living in sewer systems that appeared in papers around the country, including Atlanta, Dallas and Newark. The most widely cited of these was an article in The Times on Feb. 10, 1935, headlined “Alligator Found in Uptown Sewer.”
The Pink Flamingo has a commentary about conservatives meddling in elections where it is none of their durn business at Blogcritics.
If conservatives aren’t careful, their newly found desire to meddle in misc. “local” Congressional and Senate races is going to cause them no end of grief. Not only will it back-fire, but it will end up making them a laughing-stock.
This meddling is about several things. It is part of the ongoing purity war that will do nothing but doom us all to a life-time of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama. After repeatedly trying to figure out why someone would be so abjectly blind and stupidly want to doom a GOP Majority, there is only one logical conclusion. It is all about power. If we have a GOP majority, then certain far right, irrational conservative freaks like Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingraham, and any number of pathetic bloggers and columnists will be forced to admit they were wrong. Trust me, these people would rather destroy the country than admit they were wrong.
We are also in one of those interesting periods of Republican politics where there is no “heir” apparent. The GOP has some excellent potential candidates. The Pink Flamingo cannot help but think some of this hyper-conservative manipulations is nothing but a run at poll positions for 2012. If so, then it is is war, plain and simple. We could be seeing supporters of one candidate doing underhanded things to destroy the chances of the supporters of another candidate or the candidate themselves.
It is obvious Jim DeMint is dealing with a little quest for power. Some tout his POTUS aspirations, another group thinks he is manipulating elections to propel himself into Mitch McConnell’s job. Then again there are some who theorize that the far right is engaged in a nasty and vicious war against Lindsey Graham because he is one of the few Republicans who could manage to pull in enough independent voters to actually defeat Barack Obama.
(NOTE: The Pink Flamingo did not come up with this theory, it was pointed out to her by a very unexpected source).
Then again, we currently hip-deep in a manufactured “populist” movement designed to promote the careers and ambitions of a couple of disgusting media personalities. The Pink Flamingo believes we are in the middle of a libertarian (read that Losertarian) assault on the GOP in order to weaken it and to make a heck of a lot of mischief. If you dig deep enought into this disgusting and populist tea party movement, the roots are either losertarian or something even nastier.
There are some within the GOP who are demanding all candidates receiving RNC funds sign a pledge stating that they will support 8 of 10 issues. While The Pink Flamingo basically agrees with most of the list, there is something distasteful about the growing demands for purity, and the stupidity of the far right and their pathetic worship of Reagan, damning anyone who doesn’t agree with them.
“……”When I began entering into the give and take …, a lot of the most radical conservatives who had supported me during the election didn’t like it. “Compromise” was a dirty word to them and they wouldn’t face the fact that we couldn’t get all of what we wanted today. They wanted all or nothing and they wanted it all at once. If you don’t get it all, some said, don’t take anything. “I’d learned while negotiating union contracts that you seldom got everything you asked for. And I agreed with FDR, who said in 1933: ‘I have no expectations of making a hit every time I come to bat. What I seek is the highest possible batting average.’ “If you got seventy-five or eighty percent of what you were asking for, I say, you take it and fight for the rest later, and that’s what I told these radical conservatives who never got used to it….” Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan once said, “The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally — not a 20 percent traitor.”
“…The true believers claim they’re Reagan conservatives, but their politics are a betrayal of the leader they ritually canonize — a betrayal not just in strategy, but in spirit. Ronald Reagan didn’t just tolerate moderates in his party; he valued them. Reagan knew that to be a governing party, rather than an ideological faction, the GOP needed to run and win outside conservative strongholds. So Reagan’s GOP gave all-out support to pro-choice candidates like Pete Wilson in California….”
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked,
but those who keep the law struggle against them.
There is nothing more fun than watching all the little nativists go at one another’s throat. This video is no exception. In it Jim Gilchrist says all sorts of nasty things about William Gheen, Ron Paul, Chris Simcox, Sheriff Joe, Ron Paul Bots. It is just way much fun – way fun. Way way fun! The best part is the stuff he says about Barbara Coe, and how racist the Ron Paul Bots are!
Seriously, this is not fun. This is bloody serious.
The Feathered Bastard has all the lucious dirt – and it is lucious! It is a thing of beauty. So – just sit back and enjoy the show. It is worth every minute. The Pink Flamingo is enjoying it, that’s for sure! The video was taken by an untra left activist, but it is a masterpiece!
The Pink Flamingo thinks we are starting to see the beginning of the end of Glenn Beck. When someone has an ego as great as his, and is so poorly grounded in reality, and so terribly disturbed, a position such as his cannot last. He is proving to be his own worst enemy.
Obviously Sarah Palin has a healthy sense of humor. Glenn Beck, though, can’t get beyond his ego.
If you’ve not noticed, Glenn Beck’s ego has managed to get the most of him. His downward slide began the other day when he told our military he thought they should not re-enlist until there was a POTUS he felt was worthy of being Commander-in-Chief. Now this nasty little remark about Sarah Palin. Beck later said it was a joke, but sorry Glenn, I’m not laughing.
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth—
a stranger, and not your own lips.
Glenn Beck is a Losertarian. The Pink Flamingo was wondering when Beck, the Losertarian, was going to advocate thumbing his nose at our military.
The egotistical Beck said that “I had to promise…”
The damn fool has nothing to do with any of this. Someone needs to stick a fork in him, he’s done. I was against this sort of behavior during Vietnam. I am against it now.
How dare Beck give this “advise” to our great men and women who are heroes so he can shoot off his big fat mouth? He insults my brother, who has given – repeatedly, and is heading for another assignment.
He is going to wait for a Commander in Chief who can get “his priorities in order”. Is there ever going to be a POTUS Beck supports? All he can do is denigrate GWB.
The man is a fool – an abject fool.
Oh, had Beck served his country? When he can go out and put his life on the line for our country, then maybe he can denigrate men like Lindsey and GWB. Until then – shut up. With Losertarians like this who needs Democrats? Now that all the little “tea party patriots” ape Beck, are we going to see the makings of a new Vietnam?
Glenn Beck should be ashamed.
Should my father have refused to serve because he did not support FDR? Just because someone does not approve of a current Administration is not an excuse to bail out on the country nor undermine our military.
The above photo is an example of what it was like to have a POTUS who cared about the country. Not having someone like that in office is enough to put a real damper on Thanksgiving.
The Pink Flamingo has been repeatedly called a Scrooge. That’s fine. He is my patron saint of Christmas. Secretly, I really do like Christmas, I just detest Christmas music if it is played before December 20th. There is something really disgusting about the retailing of Christmas music to force people to “shop”, but that is yet another rant and rave.
As to Thanksgiving, The Pink Flamingo thinks it is the most useless excuse of a holiday since the invention of New Year’s Day, which is also a useless holiday. There is something both of days have in common, and may be part of this baseball fan’s true repulsion. I hate football. I detest football. I think football should banned. Furthermore, I think college football and all college athletics should be declared “professional” and stop the forced enslavement of college athletes. Then again, that too is another rant and rave.
Please keep in mind I am a direct descendant of a half dozen Pilgrims, so if anyone can complain about the idiocy of Thanksgiving, The Pink Flamingo can do so.
First, I detest the way the far right turns the Pilgrims into these ultra religious, self-righteous puritanical creeps. Nothing could be farther from the truth. They were stylish. The Puritan garb one sees as the typical Pilgrim is very incorrect. They liked silks, satins, lace, and the bright colors of the era. They knew how to have a good time. And, unlike some views of the worth of women, Pilgrim women were some of the first feminists.
Like snow in summer or rain in harvest,
so honour is not fitting for a fool.
“When you turn your heart and your life over to Christ, when you accept Christ as the savior, it changes your heart.”
“God is not on the side of any nation, yet we know He is on the side of justice. Our finest moments [as a nation] have come when we faithfully served the cause of justice for our own citizens, and for the people of other lands.”
Those of us who love our country don’t have much to be thankful right about now. We are being assaulted by the idiots of the far right, by Losertarians, and then by the Democrats. We currently being harassed by extreme conservatives who want to destroy the GOP and our country by making our party smaller, by demanding a purity test. A number of the people who scream “RINO” and damn George W. Bush are so NOT Republican. We’re talking about a man who governed more conservative than Reagan. Cut more taxes than Reagan, had a lower deficit than Reagan, and appointed more conservative judges than Reagan. Today – both men are being thrown under the bus by radical idiots.
If your enemies are hungry, give them bread to eat;
and if they are thirsty, give them water to drink;
Adam Fogel at the Palmetto Scoop has the new ad run in support of Lindsey, exposing the group out to destroy him.
“…The AEA attacks are falsely claiming that Graham “supports a national energy tax called cap-and-trade.”
The truth is that Graham has made his position clear: He will not support any form of caps on carbon pollution unless the Democrats agree to green-light the expansion of nuclear energy, offshore drilling, clean coal and natural gas as energy alternatives to create new jobs and to end American dependence on foreign oil.
The very first state dinner in history is going on as The Pink Flaming writes much of this post. It is obviously the very first state dinner ever given by a President and First Lady. NOTHING before has compared to this august event.
Second, the Obama Administration basically snubbed the GOP by inviting very few Republicans in its cast of thousands.
The Pink Flamingo is a student of history (FYI). One of the truths that strangely repeats itself is the way a “leader” who is extremely extravagant is grossly incompetent. Let’s face it, Obama and is Dems are spending like Louis XIV of France. Plus, there is his clueless and pathetically dressed Michelle Antoinette. The extravagant incompetents of history all have one interesting little tidbit in common. They all come to a very bad end.
One of the hallmarks of these sorts of narcissistic “leaders” is their petty demand to destroy the reputation of the great men who came before them. In this Obama is no different from any number of pathetic and mediocre losers of history.
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