Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Four Foul Fakeries Perpetuated by Fatwah....

To my Conservative Friends:

We all know our friend and guest blogger, Alabama Ben is an extremely educated when it comes to history... So I asked him to do a follow-up article on my piece yesterday about the Gaza conflict. Ben makes some excellent points here about the historic falicies about the conflict that are really interesting and I know you will find them informative as well...

As always, thanks Ben for chipping in....

Enjoy....

GOP Mike

The Israeli/Palestine Conflict - Myths revealed....
by Alabam Ben

Ok, time to put some of these myths of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to bed. And by bed, I mean buried deep, deep in the salt-sewn earth so that nothing remotely resembling one of these myths grows there ever again.

Myth One: Israel is Occupying the Nation of Palestine in Gaza and the West Bank- Really? Then why is it before 1967 Gaza was a part of Egypt and the West Bank was part of Jordan? The Israelis did not take these lands until the Six Day War broke out between these nations and Israel triumphed over its aggressors.


If it’s true that the nation of Palestine existed in these locations, then where were the attacks and protests against Egypt and Jordan? And since Egypt and Jordan were two of the loudest supporters of the PLO and its activities at this time, why did they not give them “Palestine” when they held these territories?

Myth Two: The Palestinians inhabited key portions of Israel – most notably Gaza, the West Bank, and Jerusalem – for thousands of years and thus have right of possession. This argument is easily countered by the fact that Israelis have always resided in Israel since its original founding in Biblical times. Even when Babylon destroyed Israel and carried off most of her people, a portion remained.


The same occurred when the Romans drove a large portion of the Israelis out of their land: a portion of the people remained. If you really want to get technical about it, the land really belongs to the Canaanites, those tribes that inhabited the land before the Hebrews arrived under Joshua and conquered most of the Canaanite tribes, pushing them out of their ancestral land to claim the Promised Land given to them by God. If one takes God’s promise to the Israelites out of the equation, then the land obviously belongs to the Canaanites.

As there are no more Canaanites, however, we must conclude that the Israelis win by the age-old right of who was there first. After wiping out most of the Canaanites and assimilating the remainder under King David, Israel effectively secured its lasting presence in the region. The Canaanite connection leads me to the next topic:



Myth Three: Palestinians are descended from the Philistines - From the Canaanites, from Jacob’s brother Esau, and from just about anyone else that gives them more right to Israel than the Israelites. While it is certainly possible to be descended from everybody and their mother (If one is to take a literal viewpoint of creation as written in Genesis, then we are indeed all descended from one man and one woman. In which case, this whole argument is moot!), it is highly improbably for a people to be descended from literally just about everybody that would give you some semblance of a claim over another people. To make such a claim only serves to erode your position, as far as I’m concerned.

Yet they do just that. For example, Yasser Arafat, head of the PLO until his death in 2004, claimed to be a Palestinian of Philistine-descent, even though he was an Egyptian native of Cairo. That alone doesn’t make sense, but what makes even less sense is why one would claim to be a Philistine and use this as an argument for possession of Israel. It is true that the Philistines occupied Gaza back in Biblical times and made inroads into Israel during the time of King Saul and King David, but that is what they were: occupiers. They were native to the Aegean Islands before creating city-states in Gaza. To claim Philistine heritage as one’s right to possession of Israel is a tit-for-tat argument. It should even place them on the same level as Israel from their viewpoint, as the Philistines had to conquer somebody to take those cities.

There are then those that claim to be descended from the ten northern tribes of Israel, branch-off tribes if you will. To me, this makes about as much sense as a cousin to royalty claiming the throne of a kingdom when a direct descendant is still living and more than capable of assuming that role. Which is to say, it makes no sense at all! The same applies for those claiming to be descended of Jacob’s brother Esau. Jacob and his descendants were the rightful heirs according to their father Abraham. It wouldn’t even matter if the Palestinians were descended from Esau, as the cousin-to-royalty example illustrates.

My children will certainly be related to my brother, but they won’t get any of his stuff if he has offspring of his own that he leaves it all to. Alone, these arguments don’t stand up. Together, it just shows that the powers that be are desperately trying to come up with something legitimate-sounding for their people and the worldwide media to latch on to. Unfortunately it’s working, convoluted though it is.




Myth Four: The Arab nations supporting Palestinian autonomy have the moral high ground - where Israel does not - I find it interesting hearing all the Arab nations surrounding Israel decrying Israel’s allegedly foul treatment of the Palestinians when it was these same nations that displaced the Palestinians and treated them as subhuman in the first place, going leaps and bounds beyond what Israel has ever done to these people.

Israel is not the nation that placed the Palestinians within its borders into internment camps where there was little food, water, and medicine to go around. That crime goes to Egypt and Jordan at the time of Israel’s formation in 1947 when it was attacked by Arab nations from all sides. The Palestinians living inside Israel’s newly formed borders as well as the West Bank and Gaza willfully joined the Arabs for the promise of taking over Israel’s land once they had pushed the Israelis into the sea. They tried this again in 1967 and again failed.

During the times between, the Egyptians and Jordanians kept the Palestinians living within their borders in refugee camps. And once they had pushed them into Israel the Egyptians set up machine-gunners on the border to keep them from coming back. Very nice. Now, let’s say for the sake of argument that all these arguments against Israel are correct, and that Israel is indeed a displacer of Palestine. If this were true then the arguments placed by the Arab nations surrounding Israel would still hold no water, as they willfully persecuted the Jews living within their borders, some who had been living there for thousands of years. Some 700,000 Jews fled into Israel in the 1940’s because of this persecution. Were they not displaced from their ancestral homes? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.



But, even if that were true, the Israelites have treated the Palestinians far better than their neighbors treated them, and far better than their neighbors treated the Jews living within their own borders. To say otherwise is one of many lies being perpetrated by Israel’s enemies and the international media.

Conclusion - People need to realize that there is no such thing as the nation of Palestine. There never has been, and hopefully there never will be. Or, if there is, may it be as far removed from Israel as possible. Maybe somewhere deep in the Himalayas?


Alabama Ben

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Gaza Conflict.... Cutting through the B.S.

To my Conservative Friends:

Admittedly, I am not an astute follower of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. I am more a student of American History and politics... However, I have been watching this current conflict in Gaza and trying to understand both points of view. I am trying to understand in the most fair and objective way possible to assess the situation and determine who is wrong and who is right.... Although I never believe one party is 100% to blame and one party is 100% in the right....

Therefore, when I listen to the Israeli side, I find myself shaking my head in agreement that you can not allow your country to be attacked and terrorized without retaliation.. The Israeli reasoning on this issue is a valid one... You can't argue with a sovereign country defending itself, its freedom and its way of life.... They do not seem to be raving lunatics who would want to attack innocent civilians and children for no reason... It appears they just want to be left alone...

I heard the Israeli Prime Minister yesterday on how the Israeli military tries to be very careful only to strike military and operational sites for Hamas and limit any exposure for the civilian population.... Do you ever hear Hamas say they try to avoid Israeli civilians??? Not likely... Hamas actually hides their military instalations around civilian populations... Despicable...




And when I listen to any of the representatives from the Palastinian side, I try to listen hard and long about a logical reason why they keep hurling rockets into Israel and I hear no logical argument for their actions.. And when I hear report after report of them using their own children as human shields, I find myself grow angrier and angrier... What type of people do such a thing to their own children??? I'll tell you who - Terrorists...

Lets call a spade a spade, Hamas is a terrorists organization, pure and simple.... I have tried to understand the Palestinian point of view about how their land was taken from them and the Israeli's occupy what was their their land.... They do have some valid arguments there, but then they lose all credibility by letting a terrorist organization become their mouthpiece...

And how tired are you about hearing about the reaction from the "Arab Street"???? Every time I see the "Arab Street", I see guys throwing rocks at police and causing a ruckus. I never see women or children and I never see rationale, intelligent Palestinians articulating their point of view calmly and rationally so as to garner support for their cause... All you ever see is hate and anger...

The Palistinian argument is always old and dated about this is our land, they took it from us, and on and on and on.... In my opinion, this is no longer a valid reason for attacking today. I know there is deep, inherent, embedded hatred they have for the Israeli's because of their "occupation" as they call it... But get over it already!! It is done and it is not going to change...

If the Palestinians want any sort of change, they should do it peacefully at a negotiating table... Will that ever happen when you analyze Hamas' arguments?? Not bloody likely!!!

Sometimes, you may never get two parties to come to terms on an issue. You just have to keep them separated and over time, you can at least have peace, albeit in separate quarters....

At this point, that may be the best case scenario...

Just my thoughts...

GOP Mike

Monday, December 29, 2008

Which RINO Sickens you the most?? GOP Mike's Six Sickening RINO's to Send Packin' in 2009...

To my Conservative Friends:

Just in case some of you don't know what a RINO is - It is a Republican In Name Only, or a Republican that is a member of the party but does not espouse Republican ideaes and act like a true Republican should... And I am not even saying they should act like Conservatives, however, these folks often do not even act like Republicans.

They do this for a variety of reasons, as follows:

* They want to curry favor with the media and what better way than to stick their thumb in their party's eye while the media fawns over them as "independent thinkers" and "conscience objectors" - Let me know when you need the barf bag???

* They need to make a name for themselves within the party by standing out in the crowd, rather than standing on principles they stand for making a scene....

* They have been overlooked or under-appreciated within the party and this is there way of getting their pound of flesh. Remember the old saying:

"Revenge is a dish best served cold..."

But whatever the reason, now is the time the party get back to basics, govern from their hearts and do whats right... If you are a conservative and believe, above all else, that conservative values are the most important thing for you to bring to the country then hop on board..

If not, we are banishing you to the trash heap of the Republican party with Bob Dole, Gerald Ford and the rest of the fake, phony Fraud Republicans of the past...

So here are my top Six Sickening RINO's we should send packin' in 2009:

No. 6 - John McCain


We all admire the man and supported his run for the Presidency, but lets be real, how many of you were enthused at the Conservative principles of Senator McCain? I will be the first to say I was not thrilled, but faced with the choice of a luke-worm Conservative and flaming lib, I chose the safer choice...... The one who would have kept taxes low and Supreme Court Justices Constitutional.....

But the man would not be on any Conservatives short-list for President... He is a great American and a Patriot, but I think I speak for a lot of Conservatives when I say, Thanks John, we appreciate your service, but we would prefer a dyed-in-the-wool instead of a sometimes when I feel like it Conservative.

No. 5 - Arlen SpecterThe Senator from PA has often been too wrong, too weak and not conservative enough for my taste. And when Barry and his friends start appointing libs to the Courts, I would like someone with a strong Conservative backbone to stand up and say "Easy now, big fella, not so fast....

I think Arlen will provide little, if any resistance to the Messiah's agenda....

Word is Chris "thrill up my leg" Matthews will run against Specter in 2010 and I would bet that it will be dog-track time for Arlen....

No. 4 Henry PaulsonAnyone who spends trillions of dollars of tax-payer bailouts in a free-market capitalistic economy can't be a Conservative-minded person.... 'Nuff said

No.'s 2 & 3 - The tandem lib Senators from Maine The Susan and Olympia Show
As in Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snow - These 2 Republicans have always been very suspect in their Conservative ideals..

The most egregious aspects of these 2 ladies ideology is their support for partial-birth abortion and their votes against banning it.... I don't care how you feel about abortion, but if you support that barbaric procedure, in my book, you don't deserve to call yourself a Republican in any way, shape or form...

The No. 1 RINO to be sent packin' in 2009 is none other than General Colin Powell
From the amazingly weak reasons this man endorsed the most liberal man ever to run for the White House to his comments about Rush Limbaugh to his rap-dancing embarrassment at an awards show, this guy's GOTTA GO!!!!!!

I wrote 2 articles on the General this past year that you might want to take a gander at to refresh your memories of my disdain for the Generals actions this past year:

OK - It's Official Now - Colin Powell is an IDIOT!!!!



Election Update - The Powell Endorsement..

    Now, let me get this straight because I always get some wise-ass lecturing me that the man's service trumps all his actions since then blah, blah blaaaa.... If that were true then John McCain, the war-hero, POW should have won the election 98-2%.... But, as we all know, he lost by over 8 Million votes to the biggest liberal, vapid empty suit with a few good slogans that could read a speech off a tele-prompter....

    I absolutely respect the General's service as I do all the men and women who serve this country. But this has nothing to do with that. This has to do with whether General Powell has a place in the Republican party and I say he has absolutely abandoned everything the part stands for and I would like to be the one of many in the party to say to the General - Please exit stage left!!!!

    Who are you sickening RINO's to banish????

    I would love to know...

    Just my thoughts...

    GOP Mike

    Thursday, December 25, 2008

    Merry Christmas!!!

    To my Conservative Friends:

    I am taking just a few days off to visit some family and friends during Christmas...

    I will be back on Monday, December 29 with a full plate of your favorite Conservative commentary....

    Merry Christmas....

    GOP Mike

    Wednesday, December 24, 2008

    On Christmas, let's remember the Troops who make it possible...


    To my Conservative Friends:

    I always like to take a breath during a holiday to step away from the banter and passionate debate about our politics and our history to recognize a very special group of Americans, our troops...

    We argue loud and strong everyday about our beliefs and we should realize that our ability to express our beliefs so freely is equally, if not more, important than the actual beliefs themselves... And the troops protect that cherished freedom that a lot of Americans take for granted.

    Let's look at some my favorite tributes and moments for our troops:

    If you missed this story recently about a soldier coming home to surprise his 6-year-old son, it is one of the most moving tributes to Fathers and the extent of the sacrifice their families go through while they are away serving this great country. This one had my whole family heading for the Kleenex:




    If you don't get choked up at that, I don't know what would do it....

    And just so I don't get emails from the ladies, here is a special Father/Daughter reunion that actually had me choked up:




    And what tribute to the troops would be complete without a Lee Greenwood - God Bless the USA song... This one is one of the best I have seen that really displays the compassion and emotions of the great men and women of our armed forces:




    We all will be taking a well deserved break tomorrow to celebrate the birth of Jesus... Let's not forget that his sacrifice, like the troops', is never to be forgotten and always to be cherished...

    The troops love this country in a way that many us us could not possibly know. To lay your whole life on the line for the country you love is beyond courageous. It is an act worthy of honor and immense respect.

    I, for one, would like to recognize that and say to all of them and their families:

    Thank you, God bless you and Merry Christmas...

    Just my thoughts....

    GOP Mike

    Tuesday, December 23, 2008

    At Christmas Dinner, give your relatives the GOP Mike's Looney Liberal Litmus Test!!!

    To my Conservative Friends:

    I am sure you are getting ready to take a little respite from work to relax over the Christmas holiday and gather with family and friends over the non-vegetarian Christmas Ham or Bird. During the break, you will most likely be hammered with all the liberal idiot relatives you haven't seen for a while...

    You will invariably have to deal with your feminist sister-in-law that has not voted the right way since the butterfly ballot, and your hippy nephew whose is home from liberal U. for the Christmas break and thinks, after a semester of looney indoctrination by the nations finest profes-nazi's, is ready to be the next Karl Marx...

    And then there will be those relatives who I really have issues with... Those who claim to be "independent", "moderate" (man, I hate that term) and open minded - How thoughtful they are!!!... As I have said in a past article (Moderate Voters - Mushy Wimps)about these num-skulls, these people are not really moderates. In my humble opinion, no such anomaly exist... These people are the ones just shielding their true identities so they are not called ideologues or, heavens no, extremists!!! Oooooh, that one sounds scaaaarry....

    So, to pass the time over the invariably boring stories on how little Suzie is doing soooo well in her new school and how the teachers think she is so gifted, Yawn, I have developed a few questions that you can casually drop over the course of Christmas that will reveal the true colors of the so-called Independent In-laws...

    If nothing else, it will give you something to pass the time beyond listening to Uncle Joe snore in the lazy-boy while watching the Use-log!!!

    So, without further ado, here is the test:

    GOP Mike's Liberal Litmus Test (1 pt for each Yes):

    1. Did you receive any of the following CD's for Christmas: Barbara Streisand, Dixie Chicks or Madonna? - Count one for each CD received and count 1/2 pt. for each CD owned...



    2. Did you go to see the movie "W" in the movie theater or rent the DVD?? - Count 2 pts if they saw it in the theater and 1 if they rented it...

    3. Did you employ any "Green" methods for reducing your carbon foot-print this year??

    4. Do you get the NY Times delivered to your home??



    5. What Network did you watch on election night?? - Count one point for CBS, ABC, CNN - Count 2 Pts for NBC and a whopping 3 pts for MSNBC... If they watch FoxNews - You can subtract 1 pt.



    6. Do they have any special plans for watching the chosen one's inauguration?? - Count one if they say yes and 2 pts if they plan on having more then 3 people over to watch the "historic event"...



    7. Do you have any anti-Bush bumper stickers on your car or ones begging for "peace" or ones that say "Mean People Suck!"



    8. Do they plan on seeing any Broadway shows during the Holidays??? - Count 1 pt for a yes and 2 pts if its a musical...



    9. Did you send out Christmas cards that say either "Happy Holidays" or "Seasons Greetings" instead of Merry Christmas???

    10. Will you be abstaining from joining us in feasting on the Christmas Bird because you do not eat anything that could have had a name???

    There you have it, 10 subtle questions you can pepper in throughout your Christmas celebration to gauge the level of liberal loony-ism of your relatives...

    So, once you have your answers to the above questions, you tally up their score and they will fall in 1 of 4 categories:

    1-4 Pts - A mild case of the Fl-iberal - This person has some flaws in their make-up that are most likely caused by the typical apathy towards the process and has lets some thing slip through the cracks without even knowing it...



    My advise: This person is easily converted to the home team with just a good talking to about the issues. A strong, well spoken conservative can convert this lost soul before the last gift is un-wrapped...

    5-9 pts - A Solid, but persuadable lib - This person most likely doesn't know how liberal they have become... They start out watching the View and MSNBC and BAM!!! Full-blown case of the libs has spread through their body like a virus....



    My advice: This person can be persuaded by you must use extensive counseling and/or electro-shock therapy to zap them back to reality.... And a liberal block on their TV that only shows FOXNews and NASCAR wouldn't hurt...

    10-13 pts. On the Edge - Severely delusional state of uneducated, mis-informed liberal on the loose here. They must be reigned in fast before it is too late. The commitment papers are being drawn up and the fat lady is warming up...



    My advise - If you really think this person is worth it, you must engage fully and quickly... But use caution - Rubber gloves and a Haz-Mat suit are recommended....

    14-18 pts (Max) - GONZO - You relative is a flaming, pinko commie, latte sipping, kool-aid drinking bleeding heart that should be preped for a white coat (also great for waving the flag of surrender)...



    My advise - Take a step back, nothing to see here... I am sorry, we lost them - Flat-lined___________________

    Well, there it is... Your fool-proof guide to determine the extent of your relatives' liberal derangement syndrome complete with tactics to handle the clean-up from the eventual fall-out from the nuclear winter.... And one day, perhaps we can....



    To all of you and yours, Merry Christmas to all, and to all a conservative site....

    Just my thoughts...

    GOP Mike

    Monday, December 22, 2008

    Why do we take it up the A-- from OPEC!!!!

    To my Conservative Friends:

    OPEC came out last Friday and said, based on plunging oil prices, it will dramatically cut production to raise prices. If EVER there is a reason to finally realize that we must not just CUT, but ELIMINATE our dependency on these foreign Oil clowns it is NOW....
    After the past year of being hit over the head with the shovel again and again with almost $5 dollar/gallon gas prices and oil prices at $140+/gallon, we finally find relief in the midst of this economic collapse with oil coming down to under $40/gallon and gas around $1.60...

    But don't get comfy yet, here comes OPEC and their ilk to say they will cut production to minimal levels to "stabilize" prices...

    Translation:"Hey wait a minute, dropping oil prices is helping the Americans - can't have that!!! We are capable of screwing the Americans, so damnit, we are going to screw the Americans!!!

    Let me get this one point out right now - I have no problem with them doing what is in their best interest. If I were them, I would do the same thing... They are well within their right to run their business the way they see fit to make the most money they can and if it hurts America - Hey that’s just an added bonus!!!!

    The point here is we should never have been in this position to be lap-dogs for OPEC and as dependent on them for our financial existence as we are.... We CAN and we MUST drill and drill and supply our country with our own oil....

    Does everyone see that we are slaves to these idiots and we have to cut it off now... The best way to do is to drill now as much and as fast as you can.... Even though we won't see oil immediately, OPEC will be forced to keep prices low so the impetus will not be as great to move the process along because Americans and our idiot leaders in congress will not "feel" the need as much because foreign oil will be cheap - I have a word of advice for them - It is NEVER Cheap and never will it be when we have no control over it...

    They can jack us around all they want but we must eliminate them like a heroin addict has to eliminate the juice!!!

    We have to do it now or we'll never do it... I am so tired of hearing about solar, wind, Geo-thermal - whatever the hell that is!!! It all sound like Bullsh-- to me... These are all nice technologies, but we must drill now for our own oil in our own country... We must not listen to these global warming nutcases



    We have enough oil in our country to sustain us for the next 60 years!!! By then I am sure we'll have all the fancy/shmancy energy sources you can imagine, wine, solar, Tree sap, whatever...

    But for now - Drill long and Drill hard.... The mere action of us moving forward on drilling everywhere in the U.S. ASAP will have these bastards shaking in their turbans. This will force them to keep prices low to try to lull us into a false sense of security that we don't need our own oil.... That may work on the idiot libs, but we must not fall for that...

    When that happens, drill FASTER!!!, C'Mon Faster, FASTER!!!! The Faster the better.....


    With the American work-force and ingenuity, if we had our own energy supply, there would be no need for a debate over what will be left in Social Security or tax breaks for this one or that one... We will all be swimming in prosperity... If the libs let us drill....

    But they won't do that because we may harm the spotted liberal or something... Or they are just plain schmucks, pure and simple!!!! So I say to the loony libs, if you won't let us drill, we have to find a nice Middle East country and we will have no choice but to:



    Just my thoughts....

    GOP Mike

    Sunday, December 21, 2008

    Parallels Between Liberals & George...

    To my Conservative Friends:

    In a follow up to yesterday's article on the Declaration, our friend and guest Blogger, Alabama Ben has written a fabulous article on the topic...

    Enjoy....


    Parallels Between Liberals & George...
    By: Alabama Ben

    No, I don’t mean this George.


    I would not dare insult our greatest President (In my opinion) that way.


    And I don’t mean this George, either.



    Though, I admit it would be funny to watch a lot of liberal heads explode at such a comparison.

    I mean King George III of England, the man accused of the abuses against the colonists brought forth in the Declaration of Independence.



    I wanted to follow up on Mike’s article revealing the Declaration of Independence as the starting point of American Conservatism by looking more closely at the King’s abuses that bear a striking resemblance to what modern day liberals attempt to accomplish whilst in office.

    Let’s reach back into history again and look at the ten parallels between modern day liberalism and the abuses that led to secession from the Kingdom of England back in 1776:

    1. He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    This actually goes hand-in-hand with legislating from the bench, something Mike brought up in his article. If liberals get a law voted in, then to them it’s a valid law regardless of Constitutionality (Such as firearm bans), which in and of itself makes it an invalid law. If, however, a law gets enacted that liberals voted against… Well, you see their reaction to Proposition 8 and other such statewide bans on gay marriage and also abortion.

    So, liberals certainly seem to be good at picking and choosing their laws to obey.

    2. He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

    This is an override of states’ rights in favor of an overbearing central authority, something liberals typically favor. For instance, why let states decide abortion laws when you can just mandate it across the board?

    3. He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

    Now we’re back to legislating from the bench, which liberals love to do. Thank God there were enough Constitutionalist justices on the Supreme Court when the D.C. gun ban suit came up this year. I shudder to think of the sort of gun laws local, state, and federal bodies would have been cooking up had the Second Amendment met the same crowd responsible for Roe v. Wade.



    4. He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

    I’m sure you have all heard of the “Litmus Test” for new Supreme Court justices. That is, which way would they have sided in Roe v. Wade had it been put forth on their watch? It’s asked by liberals every single time a candidate is up. If they agree to uphold it and their record shows they would, they get a pass from the liberal community. If, however, they go against it or are seen as being too much of a Constitutionalist (In other words, they actually want to do their jobs as law interpreters and not law makers), then they’re subjected to the worst kind of slander imaginable. Anyone remember Biden’s grilling of Clarence Thomas back in the 90’s? I do, and I was a kid at the time!

    Subject to their will, indeed…

    5. He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Liberals and bureaucracy, an unholy combination in the extreme. From FDR’s New Deal to LBJ’s Great Society, liberal administrations have been filled with an increase in the size of government control and government spending. And the more useless it is, the more likely it’ll be enacted during a liberal administration! FDR’s wonderful make-work programs… LBJ’s War on Poverty that created the permanent welfare class… Subsidies for the arts…

    If it looks like a bureaucracy, but smells like an unwashed hippy, it’s probably a useless social program!

    6. For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the World. Liberals, as a rule, have long been opponents to free trade with other nations, and even within our own borders.

    They opposed NAFTA back when it first came into being, and they still oppose it to this day. They prefer to shackle our own companies to unfair tax burdens and regulatory requirements that make them less competitive than foreign companies, further inhibiting the free markets and even forcing some domestic companies to move operations overseas. About the only thing foreign they want us buying is oil, and that is another can of worms altogether. They refuse to allow for drilling offshore and in ANWR, which limits companies in the U.S. from establishing operations here. Not to mention restricting or eliminating alternative energy sources, such as coal and nuclear power.



    7. For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent.

    Liberals love to vote in new taxes. Jimmy Carter promised no new taxes in order to get elected. Guess what happened? Income tax hike. Bill Clinton promised no new taxes in order to get elected. Guess what happened? Income tax hike. See a trend here? President-elect Obama promised no new taxes on anyone making less than $250,000, $200,000, $150,000… No, wait, it was $125,000! Notice how Bill Richardson hasn’t said much of anything since he let that low-ball figure slip?

    8. For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies.

    To me this translates into modern times as overruling state rulings on issues at the federal level. Why let states set laws for gun ownership when you can just use Congress to make “assault weapons” illegal (The definition of which is a joke, as this video shows:




    9. For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments.

    Attempting to abolish same-sex marriage laws, attempting to chip away at our Constitutional rights via frivolous laws and regulations (Firearm restrictions, bans on displays of a religious nature under the auspice of “separation of church and state”)

    10. For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

    This is a combination of states’ rights and legislating from the bench. If the states or people choose to do something that liberals are against, simply get the federal government to write a law overriding it. Or, failing that, have the courts rule against it. Can’t have the people ruling themselves, after all!

    As a bonus – and to be fair to King George – let’s look at one point where he may have been ahead of his time:

    11. He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

    It would be nice if we had someone who could do this today! We’re lucky if we can get both Houses in for a single vote, let alone an entire session. Talk about overpaid and underworked… I wish there were some uncomfortable places we could stick Congress between recesses to get them to want to stay in the Capitol Building more and do their damned jobs. And refuse to take pay raises they don’t deserve. Check out this article from just the other day to illustrate this point.

    It’s rather disturbing how closely some of King George III’s actions mirror those of liberals. And it’s rather telling how the Founding Fathers felt about such actions.

    Maybe that’s why Hillary Clinton said “God bless the America we’re trying to create.” She and liberals like her know the America the Founding Fathers created does not tolerate their policies, so they have to radically change it to suit their agenda.

    Take from that what you will…

    Alabama Ben

    Saturday, December 20, 2008

    GOP Mike's Educational Series - Why the Declaration of Independance is a Conservative Document.

    To my Conservative Friends:

    I am very happy to introduce the first in a series of educational articles to share my conservative perspective on the history of this great country...

    For this intro article, I would like to start where the country started - The document where we stood together as a free and united people to declare to the British Royalty, and the world our intentions to become our own leaders and break allegiance with our English ruler - King George III.. The Declaration of Independence was the document that started it all...

    The document has been studied and analyzed for over 200 years and you can read it in its entirety at US History's website. The original signed, embossed version is on display at the National Archives in Washington D.C.

    I am not going to drone and on on about every word. However, I would like to summarize the Declaration, dispel some of the myths and legends about it and point out the conservative pillars that are peppered throughout the historic document.

    Summary:

    The Colonies had been at war with Great Britain for approximately a year prior to the Declaration due to host a reasons as outlined in the document, but mainly for the King imposing additional taxes on the colonists and the colonists protesting these taxes because they were not represented in Parliament. This is where the term "No taxation without representation" was derived...

    The country hotly debated the issue of independence for several years, but after the imposition of these taxes, the pro-independence crowd got the support they needed to push for the break...

    The document is basically segregated into 3 parts:

    1. The introduction - 2 paragraphs - Basically declares our intention to "dissolve the political bands" with Britain and to lay the foundation as to our reasons and our rights to declare such independence.

    2. The Tongue lashing of the King - Basically some 26 point-by-point ways the King had abused his power and put a beat down on the colonists. Two of the most memorable and referenced reasons were the imposition of taxes without our consent and depriving the colonists of a trial by jury...

    3. Conclusion - 2 paragraphs explaining that based on the above reasons and our God given right to be a free people that, "with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence" we declare that "these United Colonies are, and of Right out to be free and independent States... Hence the name The United States of America was born






    Interesting facts about the Declaration:



    1. Contrary to popular belief, the Declaration was not signed on July 4, 1776. The wording was approved, or ratified by congress on that date, but the actual signing took place on August 2, 1776.



    2. Although Thomas Jefferson was the primary author, he was not the only one who wrote the famed document. Several others, including Ben Franklin, John Adams - who wrote the Preamble, and others contributed to the writing. Jefferson and Adams, of course, went on to be our 3rd and 2nd Presidents, respectively. Franklin never ran for the Presidency, but did become one of the most famous American icons in history... As an inventor, business owner and writer, he became one of the most influential of the Founding Fathers. He is revered by all Americans and is the face of our $100 dollar bill to this day..



    3. One of the most famous signors whose signature stood out as the boldest and largest signature (app. 5 inches long) was the President of the Congress at the time, John Hancock. The signature became so iconic, the term "put your John Hancock" is still, to this day, referred to as a symbol of one's signature. Here is the famous Hancock moniker from the actual document...




    4. George Washington, although instrumental in the fight for Independence as the leader of our military forces against the British in the Revolutionary war, was not one of the signers or authors of the document... He help craft the United States Constitution some ten years later and became our first President from 1789-1797, but during the signing of the Declaration, he was a tad busy...

    5. On July 1, 1776 when the states voted on the issue of Independence, the vote was not unanimous... Out of the 13 colonies, 9 states voted Yes - 2 states voted NO - Pennsylvania and South Carolina, 1 state did not vote - Delaware because its members were split 1 to 1 and New York abstained - Or in Obamaland - voted "Present". New York was not authorized to vote because of restrictions in its charter... The measure passed 9-4 and Independence was declared!!!

    6. While Thomas Jefferson was a great thinker and well respected writer, he was not chosen to write the document because of those reasons... The main reason he was chosen was because he was from Virginia... The New England states were always thought to be more rebellious and pro-Independence... The congress mulled - If we were to get a southerner to craft the document, it would carry even more weight and gain more support among the colonists...

    7. Once the document was signed, John Hancock, bracing for the onslaught of the British once the document was made public, told his fellow delegates "We must hang together now". To which Ben Franklin agreed and said "Yes, we must indeed all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately". The line is still used in corporate boardrooms and sports locker rooms to this day as a cry to convey unity...

    8. The 56 signers of the Declaration showed extreme bravery and Patriotism knowing full well that their capture by the British would surely mean torture and, most likely, death... 5 of the 56 were captured and tortured to death as traitors by the British and a majority of the others were terrorized by the British, stripped of their possessions and died in poverty... We do indeed owe them a debt of gratitude only a free and great country can provide..

    9. Jefferson's first draft of the document was severely critical of the slave trade... The congress removed such wording as to not lose any support for independence from the southern colonies... It is a decision Jefferson regretted for the rest of his years and it prolonged slavery in the new United States..



    10. The famous John Trumbell portrait below is often referred to as the depiction of the signing of the document. However, this was merely the authors presented its draft to congress, and not the actual signing...




    11. Bonus item to please our Hollywood half-wit friends who troll this site. One of the 56 signers to the Declaration was John Witherspoon - A direct descendant to Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon.. Too bad Reese did not follow in her ancestors footsteps - Newsmeat.com reports that she is a true-blue dem supporter of Mz. Shrillary Cankles.... What a waste of the gene-pool...



    The Declaration and Conservatism - A Match made by our Founding Fathers:

    The Declaration has many overriding principles that are strikingly similar to Conservative ideals. Let's look at just a few so you shoot these zingers at some of your loony lib friends: The main phrase in the Declaration that is the most important and most repeated is: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

    * The term "All me are created equally" is the guiding principle for the elimination of slavery and the term most responsible for breaking down of class segregation. It was the Republicans who wanted an end to slavery and it is Conservatives who treat all men equally... It is only the liberals who classify voters into voting blocks that they can pander to. - i.e. blacks, Hispanics, gays, feminists, etc... Why do these groups vote 90+ percent for the democrats. It is not because the dems have improved their lives any... No. It's because the democrats market to and treat these interest groups as separate voting blocks and pander to them and make them feel that they need to be treated differently to succeed... If conservatives and Republicans could only do a better job at explaining to these Americans that conservatism will unlock the individuals greatest potential regardless of race, color, religion or anything else the libs call their voting blocks, they will be much better off, I guarantee it...

    * The term, "endowed by their creator" is a main pillar in the document to suggest that we are given our freedom by God and although we should allow everyone freedom OF religion, there should not be this desire by anyone to enforce freedom FROM religion... Our country and the founding fathers all believed in God in one form or another (as does a super-majority of Americans). They did not want God excluded from government. They just wanted Americans to be free to choose whatever religion they wanted to follow..

    * I would argue that the first term in that phrase, Life, is a basic tenet to mean that all life, born and unborn, is to be cherished and protected... Obviously this would suggest that abortion, or the taking of life arbitrarily, is contrary to what are founding fathers had expressed in the Declaration. The protection of unborn life is one of the most important principles of Conservatism.

    * The term, "Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness", would mean to me that all of us should be free to pursue our American Dream of Happiness. Not to be encumbered by an overreaching, invasive government. Conservatives have always stood for limited government and freedom to pursue our dreams unfettered by big brother looking over our shoulder... The liberals stand for government interfering and involved in many aspects of our lives...



    The next line in the Declaration line reads "Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their powers from the consent of the governed".



    * The main point in the above line is "consent of the governed". Conservatives have always been on the side of states' rights and individual freedoms where liberals have always sought to increase the Federal power by instituting the welfare state and many social programs that create dependency and need for more federal interference in personal lives and liberties... This would also include the lefts desire to have the Judicial branch of the federal government legislate from the bench. For example Roe v. Wade is a perfect example of the federal government overstepping states' rights in mandating abortion on demand.. And there are countless other cases where liberal justices are creating law instead of interpreting them... In the areas of same-sex marriage and affirmative action (quotas), etc.... The conservative principles of "self government" from the declaration is a conservative ideal from the start...

    The same passage of the document goes on to say "Government long established should not be changed for light and transient causes". Tell that to all the liberal judges around the country creating liberal laws to move their liberal agendas forward in direct contradiction to the founding fathers' wishes..




    To drive the points home with a sledghammer, I want to share some of the extremely insightful and enlighting quotes from the founding fathers who wrote this great document.... As you read these quotes, ask yourself which side of the political spectrum these gentlemen fell:

    "I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it."
    Benjamin Franklin--

    "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace."
    George Washington

    "Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread."
    Thomas Jefferson

    "No nation was ever ruined by trade, even seemingly the most disadvantageous." Benjamin Franklin



    Basically, I have noted several instances above where the Declaration of Independence is chock full of Conservative ideas and principles... And the actual words of the founding fathers who drafted the document and risked their lives for the priciples of freedom scream out - Conservative!!!

    Your liberal friends will argue these points, but the evidence is clear....

    The Declaration of Independence is a Conservative blueprint...

    Just my thoughts....

    GOP Mike


    P.S. Next week, look out for the next in the Educational Series - The Pledge of Allegiance - Not a Liberal Fave!!

    Friday, December 19, 2008

    GOP Mike's TOP ELeven Liberals we Love to Loathe for 2008!!!

    To my Conservative Friends:




    So little time, so many Libs to Loathe!!! With the end of the year approaching, I’d thought I put together another one of those “year-end lists” that we all love so much…

    There are so many libs that we despise and so many more that we would like to muzzle after we crack their lip open with a stiff right-cross!! So, without further ado, I present GOP Mike’s Top ELeven Libs we Love to Loathe for 2008:

    11. David Letterman – The guy has become so unlikeable and unfunny because he has turned into a tree-hugging, latte sipping, candle waving, American hating, Bush-bashing fool. Dave used to be cool and hip before he got political. Now he’s a hack and a fool who thinks he’s hip and cool… Sad…


    Hey Dave, time for the dog track…. While your there, put a nickel on “Libs are idiots” in the fifth at Hialeah for me… Thx Pal…




    10. Chris Matthews – Mr. "Thrill-up-my-Leg" must have had all sorts of pleasures coursing his body when the Messiah was elected on election night… He turned in his journalism card this year as he dove into the Barry tank at the deep-end.. He used to at least try to remain objective in the old days, but I think hanging out with Keith Overbite (don’t worry, we’ll get to him) has turned Chris into one lib that we would like to see put out to pasture with his old lib-pal Tom Broken-Jaw.



    9. Alan Colmes – The departing dim-bulb of Hannity & Colmes has finally waved his white flag and admitted defeat to Mr. Hannity. He has been the best “reader” of dem talking points for the past 8 years. He is constantly taking the side of the criminal, dictator, terrorist, activist or just plain idiot lib out there… If nothing else, we will miss our nightly punching bag as Hannity goes Hans-Solo….


    8. Michael Moore – The always reliable fat liberal… This guy is so fat, when he steps on a scale, it says “One at a time, please…” His only saving grace is that he is as equally ugly as his is portly…. Anything conservative makes this guy quiver. Castro is his best friend and his movies are so bad, he pays you to see them…


    7. Rosie O'Donnell - Michael Moore's "little" sister (although I think Rosie's hairier). The queen of the TV libs has been run out of a talk show, kicked off as host of the View and now her own variety show has been panned the world over... Could it be that we have seen the last of Rosie O'Drumstick???

    Na, I'm sure she will find her way back to TV. Perhaps if they offer her a free meal at the all-you-can-eat buffet at Sizzler, she'll do a documentary about how 9/11 was an inside job....


    6. Joe Biden – This guy has become “Where’s Waldo”? Has anyone seen Joey Plugs??? I heard he got elected VP, but no one has seen him since election night… Maybe he’s in the AlGore lockbox…. Mr. Gaffe-Machine was told to zip it and he got stuffed in a closet to avoid any more embarrassments for the Chosen One… Word is Barry will give him the job of handling Shut-up-istan.


    5. Shrillary Rotten Clinton – What would a GOP Mike list be without Mz. Cankles. She is the gift that keeps on giving and, as the new Secretary of State, foreign leaders will be calling Bill to complain and he will just answer – “Don’t piss and moan to me, man. I gotta live with the Bitch!!” Her Thighness’ chalk-board scratching soliloquies at the UN will be music to my ears as I get endless material every time she shows her pantsuit in public….



    4. John Murtha – This fat bastard has the nerve to call his own state racists and then apologizes by calling them rednecks…. And the worst part about it is that they re-elect the senile schmuck anyway. Way to pay attention PA!!!! The 58% of Pennsylvanians who voted for this moron are so dumb, it takes them an hour and a half to watch 60 minutes!!!



    3. Keith Overbite – The definition of BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome – The guy is so delusional, he blamed President Bush for his ED problem the other day… Had something to do with Universal Health Care for all impotent news anchors or something….



    2. Harry “the Body” Reid – This is actually Dennis Miller’s pin-head of the year, so I place him No. 2 on the GOP Mike Loathe Meter!!! How this guy can stand up and say “the war is lost” while we have troops on the ground is so beyond the pale, he should be strung up by his short hairs and forced to recite the Pledge of Allegiance until he realizes what country he lives in and starts rooting for us!! And to think this cretin is the Dem leader in the Senate tells you volumes about that party….

    This dimmest of dim-bulbs should be forced to apologize to the troops and resign his post in the Senate fort-with… But the libs keep voting these amazingly hideous people back to the congress and hope things change… Hey, what’s that definition of insanity???



    And the Number 1 Lib we Love to Loathe for 2008 is……………………..

    1. Nasty Nancy Pelosi – “Stretch”, as we call her for obvious reasons… To listen to this woman lead the House of Representatives must make the Founding Fathers turn over and weep in their graves….

    And they think Bush is dumb??

    This troll is so dumb when her IQ hits sixty, she should sell!!!



    Libs - Take a hard look here.... These are your leaders..... Way to go!!!

    And there it is… I am sure you will think I left some people out, but I wanted to leave some low-hanging "fruit" for you guys to comment on.. So, Please add your loathsome libs to our conservative cross-hairs…

    With the libs running the show now, we'll have plenty of time to debate the Looniest Libs we Love to Loathe….

    Just my thoughts….

    GOP Mike