The following is from an essay entitled Suffer Not a Witch, that is part of an upcoming book I’m writing called To Walk OnRead More
Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration of Independence, agonizing and arguing about slavery, trying to end it, has now been rejected as politically incorrectRead More
“…Theocracy is the worst of all governments. If we must have a tyrant a robber barron is far better than an inquisitor. The baron’sRead More
Remember the days when FOX News and Rush Limbaugh made fun of the Democrats who were in town for the Inauguration of Barack Obama?Read More
The Pink Flamingo may take a different view of ‘Freedom of Religion’ than a heck of a lot of people. I suppose that goesRead More
It’s the far right’s turn to be dumbed down by revisionism. The left has been infected by this vile disease since the end ofRead More
What’s a Christian to do? Several things are going on here. First, there is this strange attack from the left, on Catholics. Because weRead More
If anyone wants to know the real reason Newt is not on the ballot in Virginia, look no farther than Bob McDonnell. He wantsRead More
I am a Republican. My values are conservative, in fact I even watch the right shows on television, but I am sick and tiredRead More
First… the history lesson “…The Dechristianisation of France during the French Revolution is a conventional description of a campaign, conducted by various Robespierre-era governmentsRead More
The tea party world and the far right is abuzz about the tea party based movie, Courage, New Hampshire. The Pink Flamingo watched theRead More
Did you know that women had the right to vote in a number of colonies in this country? Our Founding Fathers did not wantRead More
The Pink Flamingo is a historian. I wrote about history. In fact, I am currently writing a book dealing with a historic topic. TheRead More
NOTE: If The Pink Flamingo were still living in SC and involved in SC GOP politics, I would be advocating immediate and swift retaliatory action against the Charleston County GOP. The reprehensible actions against Lindsey are one reason. Most importantly is their endorsement of the Tea Party Patriot?s who are in the process of calling the shots in Charleston County.
“…A local group of conservatives from the Tea Party Organization, 9.12 and members of the Charleston GOP met and interviewed candidates for local races. They have made the following recommendations for local offices which we support. These candidates have been identified as conservative candidates for these local non-partisan elections. We are asking your support of these individuals through volunteer efforts or cash donations. Please pick one and help them get elected…”
The Tea Party people have submitted a list of acceptable local Tea Party people who are “pure” enough to be endorsed by the county Executive Committee for local offices. In other words, the Charleston County GOP is being run by Glenn Beck’s 912 group of “patriots” and not by actual Republican values. This is reprehensible. The SCGOP should demand the resignation of all local officers involved in this fiasco. The problem is, right now, Republicans are quaking in their boots because Glenn Beck is now the most powerful man in the GOP.
How dare these people censure Lindsey. It is not about “patriotism” but the revenge of Ron Paul Bots and Glenn Beck’s little minions.
“…”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….”
Finally, after 233 years, our country is a success! John Adams would be so darn proud of us he would probably bust a buttonRead More
Is anybody there? Does anybody care?Read More
This is dedicated to conservatives who refuse to compromise, who are standing their ground, refusing to give an inch. If they had been inRead More
There are two wonderful lines in the opening scene of 1776. John Adams is driving everyone crazy, and vice versa, because Congress is doingRead More
If you think Congress being a problem is something knew, John Adams felt Congress was a plague or a curse sent from God asRead More
“One useless man is called a disgrace Two useless men are called a law firm Three useless men are called a Congress” John AdamsRead More