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Friday, July 30, 2010

Obama Attacks: Sinking the Arizona ... People

By Rick Pearcey • July 30, 2010, 06:09 AM

"Yesterday's federal court decision to enjoin enforcement of the Arizona immigration law is the latest example of a virtually unchecked renegade federal government waging war against the states and against the liberties of its citizens," writes David Limbaugh.

"We've seen that Obama will exercise any power he can get away with, from strong-arming secured creditors and favoring unions as he gobbled up automakers to making a mockery of due process with his Oval Office shakedown of BP. But he might have reached a new low with his assaults on the sovereignty of the people of Arizona."

In December 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and sent the USS Arizona to the bottom. In July 2010, the Imperial Forces of Barack Obama attacked the State of Arizona and sent the U.S. Constitution to the bottom. Will it stay there, or rise to victory over this anti-American attack from within? 

Arizona's Constitutional Authority to Declare War 
Half of Americans Reject Obama's Immigration Lawsuit 
Hey, Obama, Show Us Your Papers 

Fact: Obama on Illegals Fails His Oath of Office

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Laura Ingraham Interviews Jennifer Keeton Attorney on Lawsuit Against Augusta State

By Rick Pearcey • July 29, 2010, 04:22 PM

The anything-but-neutral secularist worldview incarnates itself in many ways and in many locales -- for example, in the now-known-around-the-world attempt to force graduate student Jennifer Keeton of Augusta State University to drop her Christian convictions regarding homosexuality if she hopes to complete her graduate degree in counseling.

Keeton is suing, as is her right, and here Laura Ingraham interviews Keeton's lawyer, David French, on the O'Reilly Factor.

Nancy's new book, Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, & Meaning, does a great service in illuminating the inhumanity and disintegration produced -- quite naturally, out of an inner necessity -- by secularism out in the culture.

This includes the secularized academic culture, as it seeks to impose its closed-down agenda on the likes of Jennifer Keeton, not just at Augusta State, and not just in regard to homosexuality, but wherever secularist doctrine takes root and wherever secularist dogma is expected to be obeyed. 

Augusta State University: Change Your Beliefs or No Degree
Faggot Easy to Defend -- Surprising Help From Secular America
Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat

Make War, Not Love: Shirley Sherrod Plans to Sue Andrew Breitbart

By Rick Pearcey • July 29, 2010, 02:42 PM

The Associated Press reports that "ousted" Shirley Sherrod, formerly of the U.S. Agriculture Dept., says "she doesn’t want an apology from [Andrew] Breitbart for posting the video that took her comments out of context, but told a crowd at the National Association of Black Journalists annual convention that she would 'definitely sue'."

How to Have a Race War
Racism! Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism!
Racist NAACP vs. Humane Tea Party
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War 
Video: Shirely Sherrod Full Speech at NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner 

They Said What About Nancy Pearcey's New Book "Saving Leonardo"?

By Rick Pearcey • July 29, 2010, 11:16 AM

"Astounding," "Brilliant": As you might imagine, we're more than a little pleased to announce the following endorsements of Saving Leonardo from author James Sire (The Universe Next Door) and author/provost Gene Edward Veith (The State of the Arts):

"Nancy Pearcey has done it again and better than ever. She has taken the complex sophistication of the best cultural analysis and laid it out for any person to grasp, enjoy, and use to live out their daily lives honoring Christ. An astounding accomplishment!"

-- James Sire, author of The Universe Next Door

"Brilliant. . . . The book brings complex, abstract ideas down-to-earth -- or, rather, down-to-life. . . . Saving Leonardo bridges the gaps between the arts and the sciences, the theoretical and the practical. The book not only argues for the unity of Christian truth but exemplifies that unity and shows it in action."

-- Gene Edward Veith, Provost, Patrick Henry College

Nancy's latest book is set to publish September 1. For more information, or to pre-order, please go to the Saving Leonardo page at Amazon

Note: I have added these two endorsements to those already published here.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Church: "We Will Burn the Koran"

By Rick Pearcey • July 28, 2010, 11:57 AM

From a Facebook page titled the "International Burn a Koran Day":

On September 11th, 2010, from 6pm-9pm, we will burn the Koran on the property of Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, FL in remembrance of the fallen victims of 9/11 and to stand against the evil of Islam. Islam is of the devil!

In the Creator-given and humane spirit of "testing everything," Islam and the Koran, as with all religious systems (along with statements scientific, political, philosophical, activist, and so on), ought to be open to critique, consideration, and discussion for their ability to coherently explain the phenomena under question. 

The kind of "trust" demonstrated in the Biblical data parallels the kind of liberty set forth in the Declaration: It is a reality-oriented commitment rooted in verifiable, rational evidence about God, Man, the cosmos, and life in a beautiful but broken world.

It concerns knowable truth that sets real people free -- free from false religion, harmful ideology, poor philosophy, and enslaving politics. But it is also a freedom to -- a freedom to live as wholistic human beings in creative community with God and Man.

It is crucial to stand and resist evil: hence armies, police, guns, locked doors, self-defense, as well as protective information from the Creator.

There is little doubt that burning a Koran at a church will attract attention. Whether Koranic combustion forms effective critique, however, remains to be seen. 

Books: Hey Obama, Check Out Darrow Miller and "Compassionate Capitalism"

By Rick Pearcey • July 28, 2010, 10:20 AM

In his review of Lifework (authored by Darrow Miller), Robert Osburn states:   

Miller takes the time to unpack the economics of work, and not just the theology of it, [and this] makes the book well worth reading on that score alone.

He unfolds the "three plain rules" of John Wesley: gain, save, and give all you can.

Miller also does a good job of showing how "idealistic socialism" (are you listening Obama?) and "predatory capitalism" (are you listening Republicans?) are bastardizations of an economic system that I would call "compassionate capitalism."

"Compassionate capitalism" savors market mechanisms while embedding them in a moral framework where the ultimate end (love for God and neighbor) regulates the immediate end (profit).

"For over 25 years, Darrow has been a popular conference speaker on topics that include Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women," states his bio at Discipling the Nations.

"From 1981 to 2007 Darrow served with Food for the Hungry International (now FH association), and from 1994 as Vice President. Before joining FH, Darrow spent three years on staff at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland where he was discipled by Francis Schaeffer."  

Read the rest of Osburn's "Hey Obama, Republicans, and Pastors -- Can Capitalism Be a Mission From God?"

Sarah Palin and the Death Panels, by Darrow Miller

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

JournoList or JournoLost?

By Rick Pearcey • July 27, 2010, 11:04 AM

Which of the two words -- JournoList or JournoLost -- better describes the goings-on at the now infamous list-serv?

Exposed: When McCain Picked Palin, Liberal Journalists . . .
How to Argue Like a Fascist 
Good News: 66% of Americans "Angry" at Media 
Send Media a Pink Slip
"Mainstream" Press and the Treason of the Journalists
Collaborationist Watch: The Slave Press
Question the Collaborationist Media
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

WPost's "Spirited Atheist" Sends Bristol Palin to Hell

By Rick Pearcey • July 27, 2010, 09:39 AM

"The 'Spirited Atheist' of [the formerly mainstream] Washington Post, Susan Jacoby, predictably trashed Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston as not only 'poster children for the dumbing down of America' and as 'most middle-class American parents' worst nightmare,' but proof of what happens when religious people show off their contempt for book learning," writes Tim Graham at Newsbusters.

It's one thing to be an atheist filled with honest questions. It's another thing to be a smirk filled with hate. What we have in this tired and insulting trashfest from Ms. Atheist is additional evidence that the further the formerly mainstream media depart from fact, reason, objectivity, and fairness, the more inhumane they become.

Thus "journalism" becomes politics by other means which is war by other means. With truth as the first casuality. And regular people next in line for the bullet. Intelligent folks with good sense and a bit of God-given self-respect begin going elsewhere to gain information, news, and analysis related to the real world.

All of which creates an opening for a journalism of resistance based on truth and humanity, rooted ultimately in that enduring and defining American mainstream founded upon a verifiable Creator who alone is the basis for human freedom and dignity. This verifiability speaks of anything but the "religious" scab the likes of Ms. Atheist use to mar, or try to mar, the flesh of normal, self-determinative people able to make up their own minds about things big and things small.

Admittedly, this reality orientation may suggest facts and experiences beyond the parochial precincts of the front porch of the Washington Post, or beyond the varieties of atheistic enthusiasm. But there is hope for genuine free-thinkers. Because, for one thing, you can read about it. In books, for example.

But you may not be able to read about it some newspapers. Just between you and me, some of those scribes seem to really need their Marx and Engels, like a crutch. It's bad for their journalism, but they cling to their secularism anyway. 

Monday, July 26, 2010

Murder Watch: Obama's Lockerbie Problem

By Rick Pearcey • July 26, 2010, 03:57 PM

"Last week, Barack Obama said that his administration had been 'surprised, disappointed and angry' in August 2009 when the British government freed the Islamic jihadist Abdelbeset Ali Mohamed al-Megrahi, who murdered 270 people by bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on December 21, 1988," writes Robert Spencer at Frontpagemag.com.

This week, after the failure of the U.S. government to keep secret a letter written by one of its diplomats, it seems that Obama & Co. argued for the "compasionate release" (as preferable to a prisoner transfer) of the Pan Am mass murderer and hence may not have been entirely surprised, etc., by the turn of events after all.

Spencer suggests two questions for Obama:

The key question that should be posed to Barack Obama today is why he believed that "compassionate" release was preferable for this remorseless mass murderer than time in a Libyan jail. And if his administration approved of al-Megrahi’s "compassionate" release, or at least had green-lighted it as a possibility before it occurred, why were U.S. officials "surprised, disappointed and angry" when it actually happened? Were any quid pro quos involved, either from Libya, whose strongman Muammar Gaddafi has lavishly praised Obama, or from Great Britain?

Obama should also be asked, if the White House press corps were not so anxious to further the President’s agenda, why this monster deserved any kind of compassion whatsoever, even if the reports about his terminal cancer had been true. Why should Abdelbeset Ali Mohamed al-Megrahi, of all people, not die in prison for his pitiless crime of blowing an airplane out of the sky four days before Christmas and killing everyone on board? Isn’t even the contemplation of "compassionate release" for such a man a miscarriage of justice for those who were killed, and an indication of a moral myopia staggering in its severity on the part of British authorities and Obama?

Moral myopia? How about moral relativism?

Recall that according to the Obama White House, we Americans are no longer fighting a "war on terror." You see, "terror" is "evil," and "evil" is so absolutely yesterday (especially the evil of Islamic terror). Instead, U.S. foreign policy consists of managing various "overseas contingency operations" (or some such similar boilerplate).  

In one of these "operations," 270 human beings created in the image of God are murdered. In another of these operations, the murderer goes free. "Compassionately." In the end, "all" is one.

Think of this as life in a nonjudgmental Darwinian universe where the religiously supreme secular state operates in a relativistic vacuum and survives in an ethically silent cosmos. According to this theory, ethics are really just "values" that those rich in power impose as they see fit, the polls allow, victim groups demand, or the political temptations of the moment entice.

For human beings who have not given into the machine, however, screams in the night sky over Scotland declare the unalienable dignity of Man. Their blood cries out.

Homosexual Attacks ASU Grad Student for Her Creator-Based Stance

By Rick Pearcey • July 26, 2010, 10:04 AM

Writing at Lezgetreal, Bridgitte P. LaVictoire condemns graduate student Jennifer Keeton of Augusta State University for "lacking objectivity on homosexuality."

Meanwhile, The Daily Caller offers this quote from Alliance Defense Fund lawyer David French: "They made a cascading series of presumptions about the kind of a counselor she would be and have consequently . . . tried to force her to change her beliefs . . . . It’s symbolic of an educational system that has lost its way."

Augusta State University: Change Your Beliefs or No Degree
Faggot Easy to Defend -- Surprising Help From Secular America
Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Voice de Resistance: Krista Branch Releases "Remember Who We Are"

By Rick Pearcey • July 24, 2010, 02:47 PM

On Wednesday, passionate Tea Party songstress Krista Branch performed I Am America on Fox & Friends.

Here is Remember Who We Are (released yesterday) and I Am America, both for download at Amazon.

"This is just something we're very passionate about," Branch told Fox & Friends. "We're very into what's going on in our country. We love our country."

Watch/Listen: Krista Branch Soars in Music Video "I Am America"
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

$10,000 (or So) to Wash Your Car: Video

By Rick Pearcey • July 24, 2010, 11:03 AM

Entrepreneur Gurcharn Sahota explains what's behind the "most expensive car wash in the world."

Here's more from the UK Telegraph.

No charge to watch these videos.

Kagan and "Progressives" Dismiss Declaration of Independence

By Rick Pearcey • July 24, 2010, 09:27 AM

"In her Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Elena Kagan said she is a political Progressive and was dismissive of the Declaration of Independence, relying solely on the Constitution for legal decisions. That's a consistent position," writes Jack Curtis at American Thinker.

What's going on? "Progressives don't like what the Declaration declares," Curtis rightly concludes.

Clearly, to dismiss or otherwise drive a wedge between the U.S. Constitution and the U.S. Declaration is grounds for disqualifying Kagan from serving as justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

For there is no way she can rightly understand what is at stake in the Constitution if she ignores or rejects the defining and enduring philosophical rationale and basis for the Constitution, as set forth in the Declaration.  

For more on how this so-called "progressive" political philosophy is an extremist and disqualifying position outside of the enduring and liberating American mainstream, please see "Grounds to Reject Elena Kagan Nomination to the Supreme Court."

In addition, as a comment in response to this article in American Thinker notes, Kagan in fact does not like the Constitution, either. For more on this, please see, "How to Kill the Constitution."

Kagan and Co. may market themselves as "progressives," but they are actually "regressives," for they are attacking the foundations of freedom, not just for Americans, but for human beings around the world and throughout history.

To turn back such a radical and foundational assault upon the body politic, what is needed is an equally foundational counter-response, but one which has the added value of being true.

This is the biggest danger that the New Resistance (the Tea Party movement, etc.) poses to regressive "progressives" such as Kagan and Obama and their axis of allies in politics, the academy, in Hollywood, and in the formerly mainstream media.

Kagan Downplays Declaration of Independence
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Friday, July 23, 2010

Poll: Palin Tops GOP for 2012 Prez

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2010, 09:00 AM

In this week's Economist/YouGov poll, respondents were asked, "If you had to choose, which of these individuals would you want to be the Republican nominee for president in 2012?"

The winner: Sarah Palin, by 10 points over her nearest rival, Mitt Romney.

Palin was favored by 28% of the respondents, Romney by 18%, Newt Gingrich by 17%, and Mike Huckabee by 13%.

Journalistas Rip "Misogynistic," "Predictable," "Pompous" Olbermann

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2010, 07:53 AM

"If you were one of the 400 members of the listserv Journolist, perhaps one of the most vicious insults you could hurl at a colleague is: You’re just like Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity," Jonathan Strong writes at The Daily Caller.

"The feelings against MSNBC host Keith Olbermann, then, must run deep."

Olbermann vs. America
How to Argue Like a Fascist 
Good News: 66% of Americans "Angry" at Media 
Send Media a Pink Slip
"Mainstream" Press and the Treason of the Journalists
Collaborationist Watch: The Slave Press
Question the Collaborationist Media
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

Thursday, July 22, 2010

In Her Own Words: Jennifer Keeton vs. Augusta State University

By Rick Pearcey • July 22, 2010, 01:50 PM

Published at Speakupmovement.org:

Today, the Alliance Defense Fund Center for Academic Freedom filed a lawsuit against officials at Augusta State University on behalf of counseling student Jennifer Keeton. Jennifer’s counseling professors have told her she must change her Christian beliefs to graduate, told her that she cannot share her faith with students even outside of class, and have imposed impossibly vague speech codes on her in an effort to implement a comprehensive program of thought reform.  

You can read Jennifer’s Complaint and her Preliminary Injunction Motion to learn more.  Or, you can watch her tell her story. (Click here)

Augusta State University: Change Your Beliefs or No Degree

By Rick Pearcey • July 22, 2010, 12:37 PM

A press statement from the Alliance Defense Fund states:

Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund filed suit against Augusta State University Wednesday on behalf of a counseling student told that her Christian beliefs are unethical and incompatible with the prevailing views of the counseling profession. 

The student, Jennifer Keeton, has been told to stop sharing her beliefs with others and that she must change her beliefs in order to graduate from the counseling program.

Update: Perhaps I should add that, as a graduate of Augusta State University, this lawsuit is of particular concern to me.

Exposed: When McCain Picked Palin, Liberal Journalists . . .

By Rick Pearcey • July 22, 2010, 11:34 AM

. . . "Coordindated the Best Line of Attack," according to the headline of a report in today's Daily Caller.

"In the hours after Sen. John McCain announced his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate in the last presidential race, members of an online forum called Journolist struggled to make sense of the pick," writes Jonathan Strong. "Many of them were liberal reporters, and in some cases their comments reflected a journalist’s instinct to figure out the meaning of a story."

So far, so good. "But in many other exchanges," Strong continues, "the Journolisters clearly had another, more partisan goal in mind: to formulate the most effective talking points in order to defeat Palin and McCain and help elect Barack Obama president. The tone was more campaign headquarters than newsroom." (emphasis added)

How to Argue Like a Fascist 
Good News: 66% of Americans "Angry" at Media 
Send Media a Pink Slip
"Mainstream" Press and the Treason of the Journalists
Collaborationist Watch: The Slave Press
Question the Collaborationist Media
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

In Defense of Andrew Breitbart

By Rick Pearcey • July 22, 2010, 10:22 AM

"The media and progressive-left Democrats now appear in a rush to convict Andrew Breitbart of shoddy journalism, while exonerating Shirley Sherrod and the NAACP from charges of abiding racism within their ranks," writes Dan Riehl at Human Events.

"Both Sherrod and the NAACP have charged the Tea Party movement and the Republican Party with racism, while offering less proof than Breitbart did of the racism he correctly alleged," Riehl continues.

"In many cases, the Left has outright manufactured evidence of racism regarding Tea Party events, yet no one has raised a voice about that slander at all. If one didn't know better, this wouldn't be today's news, but an Orwellian script circa 1984."

Racism! Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism!
Racist NAACP vs. Humane Tea Party
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War 
Video: Shirely Sherrod Full Speech at NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Poll: Obama Would Lose to Any Republican

By Rick Pearcey • July 21, 2010, 09:42 PM

"President Obama's standing with American voters is so low that the latest Quinnipiac University poll indicates Obama would lose an election to 'an unnamed Republican' -- meaning any GOP opponent -- by 39 to 36 percent," reports David A. Patten at Newsmax.

In addition, "the poll shows Obama's job approval hitting a new low, 44 percent approval to 48 percent disapproval. That is the president's worst net score ever, according to Quinnipiac."

But there is more bad news for Obama. "His approval with the critical independent voters is dismal," Patten writes. "By a stunning 52 percent to 38 percent, independent voters disapprove of Obama. And by 37 to 27 percent, independents say they would vote for a Republican contender in 2012."

The upshot? "Overall, by a 48 percent to 40 percent margin, American voters say that President Obama does not deserve to be reelected in 2012," Newsmax reports.

Nancy Pearcey's "Saving Leonardo" Now at Amazon

By Rick Pearcey • July 21, 2010, 12:17 PM

For information on, or to pre-order, Nancy's new book, Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, & Meaning, please see the page at Amazon (see also Barnes & Noble, added Aug. 20, 2010).

The book officially launches just a few weeks from now on September 1.

Here are a few endorsements:

"A feast for the mind and for the eye. Nancy Pearcey not only is a trustworthy guide for a nuanced discussion on the relationship between culture and the gospel, but she is a gifted teacher as well . . . Saving Leonardo is a rare, precious gift to the churches and universities alike."

-- Makoto Fujimura, artist and author of Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art, and Culture

"G. K. Chesterton said 'the danger when Men stop believing in God is not that they'll believe in nothing; but that they will believe in anything.' Nancy Pearcey understands where believing in anything leads and in this book she reveals where a secular philosophy is taking us. A balanced, fair, and impacting work!"

-- Cal Thomas, syndicated and USA Today columnist

"Nancy Pearcey helps a new generation of evangelicals to understand the worldview challenges we now face and to develop an intelligent and articulate Christian understanding . . . Saving Leonardo should be put in the hands of all those who should always be ready to give an answer -- and that means all of us."

-- R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Nancy Pearcey has done it again and better than ever. She has taken the complex sophistication of the best cultural analysis and laid it out for any person to grasp, enjoy, and use to live out their daily lives honoring Christ. An astounding accomplishment!"

-- James Sire, author of The Universe Next Door

"Nancy Pearcey is an intellectual prophet in our day and one of Evangelicalism's foremost cultural observers. Saving Leonardo is a tour de force. In it, Pearcey provides a penetrating analysis of the nature of contemporary secularism, a helpful exposition of how we got to the present situation, and a well-crafted strategy for changing the situation. This is her best effort yet . . . a must read."

-- J. P. Moreland, distinguished professor of Philosophy, Biola University and author of The God Question

"Brilliant. . . . The book brings complex, abstract ideas down-to-earth  -- or, rather, down-to-life. . . . Saving Leonardo bridges the gaps between the arts and the sciences, the theoretical and the practical. The book not only argues for the unity of Christian truth but exemplifies that unity and shows it in action."

-- Gene Edward Veith, Provost, Patrick Henry College

"Nancy Pearcey is unsurpassed in the current generation of Christian thinkers . . . The magic continues with this book. Pearcey's virtues as a writer and thinker are once again fully evident in the range of material that she has mastered, the encyclopedic collection of data that she presents, and the analytic rigor with which she separates truth from error in worldviews. She is a prophetic voice for contemporary Christians."

-- Leland Ryken, Clyde S. Kilby professor of English, Wheaton College

Note: The statements from James Sire and Gene Edward Veith were added July 29, 2010.

The Enviro-Seduction of the Church

By Rick Pearcey • July 21, 2010, 08:42 AM

How Green Is Your Idol? Or, as Joseph Farah writes at WorldNetDaily:

The lead on the Associated Press story was, "Where would Jesus drill?"

The story went on to explain how Christian leaders were going green -- decrying the devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill, supporting "cleaner energy" and pushing the faithful to consume less.

Bottom line? Team Obama is attempting to seduce Christian leaders to do their anti-capitalist, environmentalist wacko, socialist bidding in the name of God.

That's right. Using the backdrop of the gulf oil disaster for "an interfaith prayer service and tour," the Sierra Club has called in longtime communist apologist Jim Wallis and Rabbi David N. Saperstein of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, both of whom serve on Barack Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

"I take a backseat to no one as a conservationist, someone who recognizes God has given man an important job assignment to be good stewards over His creation," Farah says. "No discerning Christian would ever dispute that. However, God also is the author of private property and limited government -- two institutions that would be abolished if people like Wallis had their way.

"Because we are bombarded night and day by green propaganda that makes no distinction between good stewardship and tyranny in the guise of environmentalism, plenty of non-discerning Christians are falling prey to the false gospel being peddled by Wallis and the Sierra Club."

Farah concludes: "Where would Jesus drill? Jesus would drill into the hearts of people who live in a world of misplaced priorities. That's where Jesus would drill."

JournoList Equals Liberal Fascism

By Rick Pearcey • July 21, 2010, 07:08 AM

John R. Guardiano writes at American Spectator:

We always knew that most liberal journalists were biased. Now we know that many of them are dishonest -- and that, like their leftist forbearers in the Soviet Union, they reserve unto themselves the right to lie and to cheat to further their political ends.

We know this because of the Daily Caller's astonishing report yesterday that a cabal of liberal journalists, activists, and academics acted in concert, and with malice aforethought, to kill and bury stories that were unfavorable to their political masters: Barack Obama and Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

How to Argue Like a Fascist 
Good News: 66% of Americans "Angry" at Media 
Send Media a Pink Slip
"Mainstream" Press and the Treason of the Journalists
Collaborationist Watch: The Slave Press
Question the Collaborationist Media
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Documents Show Media Plotting to Protect Obama During Campaign for President

By Rick Pearcey • July 20, 2010, 09:16 AM

Jonathan Strong writes at The Daily Caller:

According to records obtained by The Daily Caller, at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps to protect their favored candidate.

Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.

In one instance, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with [Rev. Jeremiah] Wright by changing the subject.

Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, "Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares -- and call them racists."

Good News: 66% of Americans "Angry" at Media 
Send Media a Pink Slip
"Mainstream" Press and the Treason of the Journalists
Collaborationist Watch: The Slave Press
Question the Collaborationist Media
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

Race-Targeted Abortion

By Rick Pearcey • July 20, 2010, 06:36 AM

"Since its forced legalization in 1973, more African-Americans have been killed by abortion than have died of AIDS, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and violent crime combined," Mike Keller writes at American Thinker.

"One need not dig deep to see that this is not by accident," Keller argues. "Abortion now kills more African-Americans every four days than the Ku Klux Klan killed in over 150 years. In fact, today abortion stands as the number one cause of death in the African-American community."

Black Christian News: Planned Parenthood Targets Baltimore Blacks With Misleading Advertising

Monday, July 19, 2010

NYT Political Writer Repeats False Tea Party Racism Charge

By Rick Pearcey • July 19, 2010, 05:25 PM

"Just how much of a liberal cocoon does New York Times political reporter Matt Bai live in?," P.J. Gladnick asks at Newsbusters

"Apparently a mighty thick one judging by the fact that he thought he could repeat a provably false lie about a supposed example of Tea Party racism in his most recent article."

Bachmann Aims to Start House Tea Party Caucus

By Rick Pearcey • July 19, 2010, 05:08 PM

"U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann aims to give the tea party a voice on Capitol Hill with a formal caucus in the House, although indications are that some members may not be ready to listen," reports Newsmax.

Obama Approval Rating 29% in Wyoming, 34% in Utah

By Rick Pearcey • July 19, 2010, 04:58 PM

"President Barack Obama’s job approval rating is lowest in Wyoming and Utah, according to the Gallup polling company, which tracked the numbers for all 50 states and the District of Columbia from January through June 2010," reports CNSNews.com.

Pearcey on Tea Party and New Resistance in Whistleblower Magazine

By Rick Pearcey • July 19, 2010, 10:24 AM

In the mail recently came the July issue of Whistleblower magazine, and it contains a terrific lineup of articles centered around the theme of "America the Exceptional."

Here are a few of them:

* Dennis Prager on "Who Believes in American Exceptionalism?"
* Walter Williams on "Why America Is Exceptional"
* Thomas Sowell on "Mining History for Only Certain Sins"

In addition are articles by Joseph Farah, David Kupelian, James Lewis, Pat Buchanan, Barry Farber, and Chelsea Schilling. And pages 42-45 give us "Ronald Reagan's Final Warning," by Ronald Reagan.

In this mix is "How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War" (pp. 36-39), which is based on a talk I was honored to give at Awakening 2010 earlier this year near Charleston, S.C. This material has been published online here and hereWhistleblower is a hardcopy magazine published monthly by WorldNetDaily.

Tapscott: Trent Lott "Hates Tea Party"

By Rick Pearcey • July 19, 2010, 09:30 AM

"Any possible shred of doubt remaining in anybody's mind about former Senate GOP leader Trent Lott's true allegiance have now been definitively removed," writes Mark Tapscott at the Washington Examiner. "Lott is a paid tool of the Washington Establishment who hates the Tea Party and all other insurgents who have had it with politics-as-usual."

"'We don't need a lot of Jim DeMint disciples. As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them,' Lott told The Washington Post in an incredibly revealing story," says Tapscott, who is editor of the editorial page at the Examiner.

Why target Jim DeMint? Because, Tapscott continues, "Sen. Jim DeMint . . . is the South Carolina conservative Republican who last year formed the Senate Conservatives Fund to back precisely the kind of insurgent conservative Senate candidates most feared by the Lotts of the world."

As Tapscott sees it, "Lott's quote points to the all-too-familiar GOP-losers mentality that GOP officials can just go on as it did in the years before they lost their congressional majorities in the Senate and House, talking the talk of limited government without having to actually walk the walk with their votes."

For a solution to the problem of strategic Republican weakness in the face of challenges to the very essence of the American experiment in freedom and dignity, please see "How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War."

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Princeton Prof Skewers "Vicious," "Flailing" Frank Schaeffer

By Rick Pearcey • July 17, 2010, 09:52 AM

Robert George, professor of jurisprudence at Princeton, in "'Natural Law' and 'Far Right Reconstructionist Extremism!'" says Frank Schaeffer "claims to have met me several times. Perhaps that is true, but I remember meeting him only once. Admittedly, it was a memorable experience."

Schaeffer's Son Not Repentant 
Schaeffer Son Tries to Pin Tiller Murder on His Father Francis Schaeffer 
Franky Plays Schaeffer Card Again

Friday, July 16, 2010

Book Excerpt: "The Obama Diaries," by Laura Ingraham

By Rick Pearcey • July 16, 2010, 10:21 AM

Hot Indie News has posted an excerpt from The Obama Diaries, by Laura Ingraham (buy at Amazon).

More Than 2.5 Million Muslims Theaten to Leave Facebook

By Rick Pearcey • July 16, 2010, 10:11 AM

The UK Daily Mail reports:

More than 2.5million users will leave Facebook unless certain Islamic pages are reinstated, it has been claimed.

A template letter that has been pasted into numerous Facebook pages accuses founder Mark Zuckerberg and other senior members of Facebook of "ignoring the feelings of more than 2.5million Muslims."

The Muslim community is angry that four extremely popular Islamic pages were removed from the site and the letter warns that unless its demands are met Facebook's Muslim users will move to an Islamic alternative.

The letter demands not only that the pages are reinstated but that new rules are introduced which make it a violation of Facebook’s terms to post anti-Islamic comments.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Americans Say: Gov't and Politicians Are Bigger Problem Than . . .

By Rick Pearcey • July 15, 2010, 04:36 PM

. . . "Illegal immigration, health care, disaster response or even the federal debt," writes Terry Jeffrey at CNSNews.com regarding the results of a Gallup poll released yesterday.

Comment: As Americans become more educated on this, they will see that government and politicians who neglect or reject the rules of freedom (U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence) are by far a problem greater than that posed by virtually any particular issue.

As with a hidden cancer, enemies within the body politic always pose the greatest danger to the life and health of the republic.

A people of freedom and dignity, "created equal" and "endowed by their Creator" with "unalienable rights" and responsibilities, will show such enemies of independence the electoral door at every opportunity, beginning this November.

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Will Olbermann Sue The Daily Caller?

By Rick Pearcey • July 15, 2010, 12:56 PM

As noted earlier today, The Daily Caller has acquired KeithOlbermann.com -- and now Newsbusters asks whether this scruptifoodle might end up in court.

Answer: Not if this Copyright law is followed (then again, this law may be one of those "living" laws). 

Daily Caller Owns KeithOlbermann.com

By Rick Pearcey • July 15, 2010, 12:34 PM

From The Daily Caller:

The Daily Caller, one of the fastest-growing online media properties, announced today its acquisition of KeithOlbermann.com, expanding the company’s global reach into a new segment of the online political market. For more than six months The Daily Caller has been a recognized market leader in commentary about Keith Olbermann.  Ruth Graham’s weekly Olbermann wrap-up, "We watch, because we’re paid to," appears on The Daily Caller’s website each Friday.

Olbermann vs. America
Michelle Malkin Day at The Pearcey Report

The Pearcey Report at Newsy

By Rick Pearcey • July 15, 2010, 11:07 AM

We would like to thank Newsy for including The Pearcey Report among its lineup of featured links.

You will find us between the PBS News Hour and Politico on this page.

If you like The Pearcey Report, please considering linking to us on your blog or website. Thanks!

HHS Demands: Obesity Rating for Every American

By Rick Pearcey • July 15, 2010, 10:43 AM

"New federal regulations issued this week stipulate that the electronic health records -- that all Americans are supposed to have by 2014 under the terms of the stimulus law that President Barack Obama signed last year -- must record not only the traditional measures of height and weight, but also the Body Mass Index: a measure of obesity," CNSNews.com reports.

What's particularly obese, obscenely so, is the unconstitutional federal empire growing fatter, more intrusive, oppressive, and totalistic with each snap of its jaws at American freedom and dignity.

Dear NAACP: Where's Actual Text of Resolution Condemning Tea Party?

By Rick Pearcey • July 15, 2010, 09:53 AM

"The NAACP will not release the actual text of its resolution condemning 'racist elements' within the Tea Party movement until October, when the organization's board gives it final approval, a spokesman for the group has told me," Philip Klein writes at American Spectator.

Breaking: BP Says Leak in Cap Is Fixed

By Rick Pearcey • July 15, 2010, 09:06 AM

This story just broke on Fox News.

Update: "BP says it has fixed the leak on the pipe gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico," according to MYFOXNY/AP. "Officials say a test is still needed of the cap over the leak. Millions of gallons of oil have poured into the waters off the Louisiana coast for 88 days. An update on the oil spill is expected at 11 a.m. from National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen."

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mainstream Watch: Angle Says Campaign to Defeat Reid God's "Calling"

By Rick Pearcey • July 14, 2010, 11:18 PM

"Republican Sharron Angle says her campaign to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada is 'a calling' from God and that her faith is helping her endure a fiercely competitive race in which Democrats have depicted her as a conservative extremist," reports AP.

The extremists here, of course, are those who reject the mainstream American concept that our polity is based on a Creator who a) has made each us of equal worth and significance (ontological equality) and b) has endowed humanity with "certain unalienable rights," among them "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" (please see the Declaration of Independence).

Nothing could be more mainstream American, therefore, than that public servants live in community with their Creator and with our fellow man, and then appreciate public service as a particular calling within that overarching, liberating, and humane vision.

America would be much improved if people we sent to Washington understood they are creatures of God and not of a materialistic secular state, or of impersonal nature, social classes, victim groups, or any other of the various divisive splinterings that seem so at home in certain political circles -- and yet so alien to who we are in our enduring national identity. 

Sharron Angle appears to be a person who embraces that general humane calling to live in community with our Creator and then to respond with specifity to her particular life situation. Therefore, she campaigns to unseat Harry Reid, a man who seems significantly alienated from the American experiment.  

That, and not ahistorical allegations of "conservative extremism," perhaps goes far in explaining the ire her work raises among secularized elites rather accustomed to imposing their extreme ideological agenda upon America unopposed. That Angle has a real shot at defeating the incumbent Reid only adds fuel to the ire. 

Most Teens Are Virgins: Study

By Rick Pearcey • July 14, 2010, 02:27 PM

LifeSiteNews.com reports:

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a new study last month showing that most teens are virgins -- which American Life League (ALL) has said contradicts propaganda disseminated by sex-education giant Planned Parenthood.

"This study has huge significance for our nation's public and even private schools -- many of whom have been regurgitating Planned Parenthood's dangerously inaccurate sex-education curriculum," said Judie Brown, president of ALL.

In the 2006-2008 period, 58 percent of never-married teen girls and 57 percent of never-married teen boys between the ages of 15 and 19 reported that they had never had sexual intercourse.

The numbers did not substantially change since a similar report was released in 2002. The reason most often cited for abstaining was that it is "against religion or morals."

ALL says that the CDC report, entitled "Teenagers in the United States: Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Child Bearing, National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)," debunks Planned Parenthood's constant mantra that most teens will not abstain.

In particular the pro-life organization points to the words of Planned Parenthood Federation of America vice president of medical affairs, Vanessa Cullins, from a YouTube video directed toward teens: "Admit that you are a sexually active individual like most of us, and that you are going to have sex and that you need to take precautions in order to stay healthy."

ALL says that the report builds a solid case against Planned Parenthood's promotion of sex education devoid of morality or religious influence -- except for the "secular humanism" espoused by Planned Parenthood.

The report also revealed that "the vast majority of never married teenagers had not had intercourse in the month before the survey (76% of females and 79% of males, unchanged from 2002.)"

The number of "sexually experienced" teens peaked in 1988 at 51%.  The steady decline in sexually active teens coincides with the popularity and availability of abstinence education in the 1990s and into the 2000s.

Rationing Advocate Berwick Gets Health Coverage for Life

By Rick Pearcey • July 14, 2010, 11:06 AM

And so does his wife. Thanks to a special deal he worked out with the charity of which he was the CEO.

This means the fellow "recess-appointed by President Obama to head Medicare and Medicaid . . . , a well-known advocate of health care rationing and admirer of Britain's National Health Service," will not "have to deal with the anxieties created by limited access to care and the extent of coverage," writes Byron York at Beltway Confidential.

Does that make Berwick and wife "healthcare fat cats"?

This special benefit "undoubtedly would . . . have been a topic of questioning had Berwick gone through the normal course of Senate confirmation," York concludes. "But the recess appointment avoided all that."

You see, healthcare, like Obama, is just too big to be questioned. And who needs checks and balances and a whole lotta questions, anyway? Sometimes those things are just capitalist distractions, maybe even racist, in case you didn't know.

Besides, we should be thankful. Berwick isn't just from Washington, he's from Harvard. And he's here to help.

Racist NAACP vs. Humane Tea Party

By Rick Pearcey • July 14, 2010, 07:42 AM

"The NAACP's ludicrous resolution against the Tea Parties . . . is a sign that the once-proud organization is nothing now but an increasingly irrelevant, hopelessly intellectually corrupt group of race hustlers," Quin Hillyer writes at American Spectator.

As evidence, Hillyer notes that "it was an NAACP lawyer who, by multiple accounts, lobbied the Obama/Holder Justice Department to drop the case against the New Black Panthers."

This organization is one that "whose president praised Osama bin Laden within half a year after the 9/11 attacks," Hillyer continues.

"Meanwhile, as both Deroy Murdock and Tim Scott have explained, the Tea Partiers are absolutely not racist."

What is the Tea Party? It is part of a new form of humane resistance against an extremist, Constitutionally illegal, out-of-the-mainstream political machine that now sits enthroned in Washington, D.C., with supportive principalities and powers throughout the land -- in strongholds in the formerly mainstream media, academia, entertainment industry, and so on.

Rising up as David against this Goliath, this "New Resistance Can Win the Culture War," and that, in large measure, in addition to the politics at play, perhaps explains why the NAACP and other secularized Obama supporters attack the Tea Party with special venom.

I'll conclude this morning where I left it last night on Facebook: "Given the unfortunate race-based politics of the NAACP, the Tea Party is needed now more than ever. Love overcomes all things."

NAACP Assassinating Martin Luther King All Over Again
Racism! Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tea Party Blasts "Attack Dog" NAACP

By Rick Pearcey • July 13, 2010, 02:24 PM

"A Tea Party group in Missouri, reacting to the NAACP's plan to take up a resolution branding the conservative movement as 'racist,' has drafted a resolution of its own condemning the civil rights group for reducing itself to a 'bigoted' and 'partisan attack dog organization'," reports FoxNews.com.

NAACP Assassinating Martin Luther King All Over Again
Racism! Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism!

NAACP Assassinating Martin Luther King All Over Again

By Rick Pearcey • July 13, 2010, 11:49 AM

Writing at Beltway Confidential, David Freddoso wonders whether the NAACP will repudiate their own racism:  

There has been one confirmed incident of racial slurs and violence at a Tea Party event. It came last year in St. Louis, during the town-hall craze, when black Tea Partier Kenneth Gladney was assaulted on camera by people wearing purple SEIU t-shirts and shouting the n-word.

Missouri’s NAACP held a press conference two months ago to address this incident once again, in hopes of protecting the attackers from prosecution. Zaki Baruti, speaking at their event before their mic (their bullhorn, actually) from a podium marked NAACP, called Gladney an "Uncle Tom" and a "Negro." He denounced the victim for working against "our people."

What Mr. Baruti (video) epitomizes is absolute racism -- that is to say, if you are black in skin, you must be "black" in thought. Here, the individual created in the image of God is dead; here the "content of our character" is dead, replaced by the color of one's skin. Pigmentation becomes ideological predestination, and biology the slavery of mind.

The NAACP is assassinating Martin Luther King, Jr., all over again. Long live racism, one supposes, as long as it benefits "our people."

How to Have a Race War 
How to Argue Like a Fascist 
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

It's OK to Rape Young Girls If . . .

By Rick Pearcey • July 13, 2010, 08:45 AM

. . . You're a "great" film director, such as the vile Roman Polanski. As Johann Hari writes at the UK Independent (note: vile, explicit, Hollywoodish-language appears in Hari's column):

So now we know. If you are a 44-year-old man, you can drug and anally rape a terrified 13-year-old girl as she sobs, says "No, no, no," and pleads for her asthma medication -- all according to the victim's sworn testimony -- and face no punishment at all. You just have to meet two criteria -- (a) you have to run away and stay away for a few decades; and (b) you need to direct some good films. If you do, not only will you walk free, there will be a huge campaign to protect you from the "witch-hunt" and you will be lauded as a hero.

Now, let me ask you: Do you think this culture, these kinds of people -- the Polanskis and their defenders, enablers -- will stand up to totalitarianism, Islamic terror, cultural breakdown? They are the breakdown. They're begging for chains.

Child Rapist Polanski Goes Free

By Rick Pearcey • July 13, 2010, 07:06 AM

A Swiss judge -- Ms. Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf -- reaffirms the amazing "capacity for stupidity in the affairs of men," writes Rick Moran at American Thinker.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Pink Floyd Duo Reunite for Charity With Terror Links?

By Rick Pearcey • July 12, 2010, 07:03 PM

"Fans had assumed their Live 8 collaboration was their last hurrah, but Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Roger Waters have put their differences aside to perform on stage for charity once more," reports the UK Independent. "The musicians, who fell out in the early 1980s, performed at a fundraising event hosted by Jemima Khan to help Palestinian children."

According to the Independent, the "performance by the bass player and guitarist was for the Hoping Foundation (Hope and Optimism for Palestinians in the Next Generation), organised by Bella Freud."

As a fan of Pink Floyd, seeing Gilmour and Waters together again is terrific, and to do so for charity is equally appealing. 

However, this particular "charity" may be problematic. In June 2008, blogger Debbie Schlussel reported that the Hoping Foundation is a "front-group for HAMAS and other Islamic terrorist groups." Her reporting was picked up Muslims Against Sharia.

Report: Gingrich "Considering a Presidential Run"

By Rick Pearcey • July 12, 2010, 03:08 PM

From AP:

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he's considering running for president in 2012 and expects to make a decision by early next year.

In an interview Monday with The Associated Press, Gingrich predicted a Republican would defeat Democratic President Barack Obama in 2012. He called Obama a "disaster" who would go down as the worst president in modern times.

Democrat Governors "About to Rebel"

By Rick Pearcey • July 12, 2010, 02:27 PM

Because "Obama's Arizona Suit Is 'Toxic'," says Frontpagemag.com.

Half of Americans Reject Obama's Immigration Lawsuit

Donors Flock to Top "Mama Grizzly"

By Rick Pearcey • July 12, 2010, 01:51 PM

"Politico reports that Sarah Palin’s fundraising group 'steps into the big leagues' by raising $866,000 in the second quarter -- the highest amount since SarahPAC was formed in January 2009," notes Barbara Hollingsworth at Beltway Confidential.

"Palin’s aggressive fundraising, and her recent endorsement of a number of winning conservative women candidates in recent primaries, means the top Republican 'mama grizzly' can’t be ruled out as a presidential candidate in 2012," Hollingsworth concludes.

Sarah Palin "Mama Grizzlies" Video Neglects Vital Point

Watch/Listen: Krista Branch Soars in Music Video "I Am America"

By Rick Pearcey • July 12, 2010, 09:33 AM

This tremendous and inspiring Krista Branch anthem features 2 Chron. 7:14 and challenges Americans to "Remember Who You Are!," which is central to the "New Resistance." 

Apparently, some "Mama Grizzlies" can sing. This music video captures much of the intensity, power, and content that is motivating a reawakening of the truly mainstream American spirit today.

Here she is on YouTube, and here's her website.

Hat tip: Tea Party Patriots/Facebook

Palin vs. Darth Vader: Exposing Berwick, Obama, and "Healthcare"

By Rick Pearcey • July 12, 2010, 07:00 AM

What the Obama administration wants you to think is about healthcare is really about totalitarian power -- about imposing a dictatorial social policy that does away with a "Constitution and government that is the 'enemy of the working class'."

See more in "Sarah Palin Outs Darth Vader," by Stuart Schwartz at American Thinker.

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Brit Ambassador Praises Terrorist Sheikh

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2010, 09:40 PM

"Hizbullah spiritual leader Sheikh Mohammed Fadlallah, who authorized suicide bombings and other attacks killing hundreds of people, was 'a true man of religion' whose death last week left Lebanon 'a lesser place,' according to British Ambassador to Lebanon Frances Guy. The world 'needs more men like him,' she said," reports Arutz Sheva.

"Guy's blog entry has since been pulled from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website," the newspaper continues. "However, the British Foreign Office has yet to condemn her statements."

Pearcey Report readers may recall that a "senior CNN editor was fired this week after expressing respect for Fadlallah on the Twitter website. 'Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah . . .  One of Hezbollah's giants I respect a lot,' editor Octavia Nasr said," as reported by Arutz Sheva.

UFO Shuts Down Chinese Airport, Raises Question re D.C.

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2010, 09:00 PM

"Arcing over Zhejiang's provincial capital Hangzhou, the UFO appears to glow with an eerie white light and left a bright trail in its wake," reports the UK Daily Mail.

"Xiaoshan Airport was closed after the UFO was detected at around 9 pm and dozens of flights had to be diverted."

The Big Question: Who do we call to get this UFO to hover over Washington, D.C., in hopes of shutting it down?

Liberal Coalition Trying to Copy the Success of the . . .

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2010, 08:25 PM

. . . That's right, the success of the Tea Party movement. See Mark Hemingway at Beltway Confidential for more on this latest effort.

Half of Americans Reject Obama's Immigration Lawsuit

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2010, 04:02 PM

And only one-third of Americans support the White House attack on Arizona, according to a Gallup poll, reports AFP in Newsmax.

Is This the Next Tea Party?

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2010, 02:46 PM

Joseph Farah at WorldNetDaily says early October could be a great time for a nationwide freedom shindig

What about a one-day general strike by citizens in protest of the purposeful destruction of the American Dream, the rule of law and the will of the people?

What if, just prior to the election, perhaps on the first Monday in October, the day the U.S. Supreme Court traditionally reconvenes following its summer vacation, millions of ordinary, hard-working Americans, who don't get the whole summer off, didn't report for work?

What if business owners who fear for the future of their country closed up shop on that day and encouraged all employees to rally at city halls and state capitals and in the District of Columbia?

What if those taking the day off spent the day handing out fliers and knocking on doors for congressional candidates pledged to return American to its constitutional moorings?

What if we effectively shut down the nation so Americans could get a taste of what's coming if we don't change course in a hurry?

"As for me," Farah concludes, "I don't think it should be business as usual on the first Monday in October. But I'm eager to hear what others think. Is this the next tea party?"

The NAACP's Second-Class Citizens

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2010, 01:31 PM

"The group that is supposed to represent all 'colored people' calls a black Conservative an 'Uncle Tom'" writes Kevin Jackson, chairman of the Black Conservative Coalition.

My Black Dad & Obama
How to Have a Race War 

Letter: Former Congressman Responds to Palin "Mama Grizzlies" Video

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2010, 12:50 PM

Bill Redmond, formerly a U.S. representative from New Mexico, replies to "Sarah Palin 'Mama Grizzlies' Video Neglects Vital Point":

Great comments. I warn pastors and other Christians who want to get involved that "getting involved" or "supporting 'our' conservative values" is not enough.  

I press them to understand the "basis" for their involvement. If it is not grounded in the Creator, it will be short lived.  

I have been passing out Schaeffer's Christian Manifesto to pastors, political leaders and others for more than 10 years. Unless they ground themselves in the foundational perspective, if they "act," it will be mostly for naught. Pastors are not aware that churches can be co-opted by left or right.

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Evangelical Bestseller Loved by Violent Mexican Drug Cartel

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2010, 12:21 PM

Wild at Heart, by John Eldredge, "has become central to La Familia's recruitment strategy and group mentality," writes Alfredo Garcia. "La Familia is known in Mexico, a nation plagued by drug-related bloodshed, for its extreme violence."

Friday, July 9, 2010

My Black Dad & Obama

By Rick Pearcey • July 9, 2010, 03:11 PM

Black Tea Party patriot Lloyd Marcus faces the challenge of a pastor-father he loves -- "my Dad, my hero" -- and his father's "irrational support for a president whose agenda so radically goes against his Christian faith -- 'gay' marriage, abortion, the murderous partial-birth abortion, etc."

"Lloyd Marcus for President!"
Hey Obama, Show Us Your Papers 
Crying "Racism!" to Divide and Conquer
Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism!
How to Have a Race War 

AP "Blames" Palin for RINO's Loss in S.C.

By Rick Pearcey • July 9, 2010, 12:07 PM

Doug Brady writes at Conservatives4Palin:

On June 22nd, incumbent Congressman Bob Inglis (RINO-SC) lost his primary runoff election to Trey Gowdy by more than 40 points.

The AP, evidently, was traumatized by Inglis' loss and has consequently decided to blame it on their favorite nemesis, Governor Palin (since when has the AP ever cared about the misfortune of a Republican, even a RINO?).

Apparently Inglis took issue with Governor Palin's metaphoric use of the term death panels as an inevitable result of the rationing contained in Obamacare.

Despite the fact that the accuracy of Governor Palin's contention has since been confirmed by liberals such as Paul Krugman and Peter Orszag, the AP is still trying to make the claim that her analogy was a sinister plot to unfairly turn public opinion against Obamacare.

No, the Problem Is Not Obama's Middle Name

By Rick Pearcey • July 9, 2010, 10:43 AM

File Under -- Look, Mom, No Teleprompter: Claudia Rosett writes at Pajamas Media:

Speaking Wednesday to Israel’s Channel 2 News, Obama struck a friendly tone.

And yet, as if he can’t quite help himself, out comes this astonishingly crude remark. As reported in the New York Times, he was asked about “the anxiety of many Israelis who feel that he does not have a special bond with Israel." Obama replied -- get ready for it: “Some of it may just be the fact that my middle name is Hussein, and that creates suspicion.”

Or could it be, as Rosett suggests, "that it’s Obama himself who’s been paying too much attention to his own middle name."

Rosett concludes: "There are life and death matters here in which he has been failing the test as leader of the Free World, and that -- not his middle name -- is the problem."

Hollywood's Love Affair With Obama

By Rick Pearcey • July 9, 2010, 10:14 AM

Christian Toto writes at Human Events:

Sen. Barack Obama promised us "Hope and Change" during the 2008 presidential campaign.

A gaggle of celebrities from Tom Hanks to Spike Lee predicted more than that if voters pulled the lever for Obama. They said the senator would "change the world."

Voters assumed they meant for the better.

But after 16 months of the Obama Administration in action -- high unemployment, allies rebuffed, promises shattered, chaos in Afghanistan and mind-numbing deficits -- these very same celebrities owe us an apology.

And Oprah Winfrey’s mea culpa should come gift-wrapped and scented with fancy perfume. She used her reservoir of good will to stump for the smooth-talking senator.
Practical Application: Voters may want to "think twice before they consider listening to an actor’s political opinion in 2012."

Fireproof: Reel Rebel Upsets Tinseltown Stereotypes
Ashley Judd: No More Coal Mining on KY Mountain Tops
Photo: Beckham in Afghanistan No "Hanoi Jane" Fonda
Hollywood Approval Rating in the Toilet

Muslim Enclaves U.S.A.

By Rick Pearcey • July 9, 2010, 09:35 AM

"It seems almost unthinkable, but Islamist groups are, as we speak, hard at work creating Muslim states-within-states in the U.S.," Ryan Mauro writes at Frontpagemag.com.

"This process has been unfolding for a long time across the Western world, through the creation of isolated Muslim enclaves in both rural and urban areas, as well as through the designation of 'no-go zones' where governments admit to having little authority over Muslims living there, essentially leaving them to function as autonomous regions."

Arizona's Constitutional Authority to Declare War

By Rick Pearcey • July 9, 2010, 08:35 AM

"The route taken by the State of Arizona, enactment of Senate Bil 1070, is far less severe than it could have been if the route taken had been war, as granted to the states by the U.S. Constitution," writes former assistant district attorney James Carender at American Thinker.

"Article 1, Section 10, Cl. 3 of the Constitution of the United States of America provides that '[n]o state shall, without consent of Congress ... engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay'."

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sarah Palin "Mama Grizzlies" Video Neglects Vital Point

By Rick Pearcey • July 8, 2010, 02:18 PM

"A new video from Sarah Palin's political action committee invokes the power of 'common-sense conservative women' as she urges 'mama grizzlies' to let the nation hear them roar," reports Newsmax.

This video is well-crafted, inspiring, and strong in its appeal to women to stand up and resist the Washington-centric attack upon their "cubs."

But something vital is underemphasized. Only one image in this video gets to the heart of what really is at stake politically in this moment in history. "Mama Grizzlies" offers only brief footage in which we see a woman holding a sign that reads: "Moms Opposed to Mandates! Unconstitutional!"

This neglect is unfortunate. For the Constitution (as written) is at the center of the struggle today and where we must stand politically and culturally for freedom against a voracious regime. Furthermore, if you examine history, you see that the liberating balance between "form and freedom" (as Francis Schaeffer would describe it) expressed in the Constitution is rather uncommon sense.

The mistake of extremists such as Obama and the Democrats, and the mistake of double-minded Republicans, is at the crucial point of turning away from the Founders' liberating Constitutional vision protecting an American republic declared independent on the basis of real and verifiable information about the Creator, humanity, and the origin and basis of unalienable rights. This vision-for-freedom includes our responsibilities as citizens "created equal" to hold elected officials accountable and keep government within its proper sphere so that freedom is not devoured by federal bureaucrats "here to help."  

Yes, women should rise up, and are rising up, to protect their cubs. But on what basis are they to be motivated, and what content is true enough, and therefore strong enough, to carry them through the ups and downs of electoral politics, the ebb and flow of emotion, the rise and fall of energy to keep fighting the good fight? 

Palin, at times, has provided the more complete solution -- that of common sense Constitutional conservatism -- so that what is "conserved" is not just "tradition," the past, "the way we did it before," and so on.  

What especially needs to be "conserved" is the fire of revolution based on who we are in our enduring American identity as citizens of resistance and in our enduring human identity as creatures of resistance, both of which are expressed in the Declaration of Independence and in the U.S. Constitution.

Words matter. Even one word matters. Constitution is one of them. Words can be weapons of truth for freedom or tools of propaganda for manipulation and slavery. 

If "mama grizzlies" want to protect their cubs from a devouring out-of-control federal government that will attack again and again, the best defense is to rise up with Constitution in hand. The Constitution, and the vision for which it stands, is death to government tyranny.

Go for the jugular, mama grizzlies. Show the kids how it's done.

Palin Speaks in Asia: The Challenge for "Common-Sense Conservatism" 
From Going Rogue to Going Constitutional

Why Does Obama Avoid Reporters?

By Rick Pearcey • July 8, 2010, 10:07 AM

"Let's face it," Ed Lasky writes at American Thinker. "The more Barack Obama exposes of himself the more America has no confidence in, or respect for, him. His serial lies have become obvious, as has his lack of knowledge. America was sold a story -- and this story has a very bad ending."

Lasky asks another question: "Why have reporters not publicly criticized [Obama] for being unavailable?"

Could it possibly be they don't want their man, their ideological soulmate, exposed?

And could it be that the formerly mainstream media realize they need this extremely out-of-the-American-mainstream White House denizen to protect them (read: taxpayer-funded bailouts) from the continuing collapse of their propaganda empire as regular people reject their prefabricated "journalism"?

Freedom means being able to question authority in a sustained manner -- be that of presidents, preachers, corporations, and so on. This is one of the "blessings of liberty" endowed upon humanity by a reasonable Creator who himself equips people with a "critical distance" to arm themselves against scallywags, snake-oil salesmen, and counterfeit saviors of humanity. 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Barone: Aspen Elite Turning Against Obama

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2010, 02:03 PM

Columnist Michael Barone writes at Beltway Confidential:

I’m attending the Aspen Ideas Festival run by the Aspen Institute and the Atlantic Monthly in (where else?) Aspen, and I note that enthusiasm for Barack Obama and his administration seems to be conspicuously missing. Lloyd Grove has a pungent account in The Daily Beast titled "The Elite turn against Obama," based on speeches by Niall Ferguson and my former boss at U.S. News Mort Zuckerman on economic policy.

All of this turning away from Obama leads Barone to "wonder whether the Aspen Institute folks might have wanted to invite Sarah Palin, at least to ask her the question, 'How’s that hopey changey thing working for you?'"

Sono Harris Is With Jesus

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2010, 11:27 AM

On July 4, Josh Harris wrote:

Today, July 4, 2010, at approximately 11 pm, our dear mother, Sono Sato Harris, passed away and went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ. It was an entirely peaceful parting. Our family is grieving, and yet grieving as those who have hope because of Jesus' death and resurrection for us. Goodnight, Mama.

An email from husband Gregg Harris notes that all the remaining "Raising Kids to Do Hard Things" seminars "are on hold until further notice due to the sudden death of my dear wife Sono Harris."

Friends and family are irreplaceable. Condolences.

Former Fox News Producer Commits Suicide, Say Investigators

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2010, 10:40 AM

"Former Fox News producer Julianne Rolle died over the weekend," TVNewser reports. "Her body found at the bottom of a cliff near her father's Southern California home. . . . Investigators believe the 39-year-old committed suicide but her father isn't so sure."

Obama's Lawlessness on Immigration

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2010, 09:29 AM

Disturbing Behavior: "It is becoming increasingly clear that, when it comes to illegal immigration, the Obama Administration has a disturbingly cavalier approach to what the law requires," Kris Kobach writes at Human Events.  

Paper: Arab Diplomat "Publicly Endorsed" Attack on Iran Nukes

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2010, 09:02 AM

"The United Arab Emirates ambassador to the United States said Tuesday that the benefits of bombing Iran's nuclear program outweigh the short-term costs such an attack would impose," reports the Washington Times.

In God We Trust . . . Right?

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2010, 08:12 AM

"Congress is being asked to go on record and show support for the national motto," reports OneNewsNow.

"Virginia Congressman Randy Forbes (R) has introduced H.Con.Res.274 to gain support for 'In God We Trust.'

"The American Family Association has issued an action alert, showing its support for the motion that calls for federal buildings, school facilities and other public places to display and affirm the national motto."

Obama Actions Say: I Am Shutting Down Big Oil

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2010, 07:34 AM

"There was no 'official' announcement" to let Americans know what Barack Obama is doing to Big Oil, says Jane Jamison at American Thinker. "Not in so many words." 

But "connect the dots of what has occurred in just the past two weeks to deep-water oil drilling, shallow-water drilling and oil refining," and the "effect is the same. Barack Obama is shutting down Big Oil."

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

She Is Palin, Hear Her Roar

By Rick Pearcey • July 6, 2010, 10:38 AM

Girly men and manly girls ("the usual suspects") have thrown insults, outrage, mockery, and the kitchen sink in efforts to mute Sarah Palin. But as A.W.R. Hawkins avers at Human Events, none of that has silenced, or will silence, this pro-woman, pro-child American Woman.

Arizona Sheriff Gets Death Threats Over New Law

By Rick Pearcey • July 6, 2010, 09:22 AM

"Some of the threats against Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu were from the Mexican mafia and drug cartel members," according to a story at FoxNews.com.

El Paso City Hall "Taking Fire From Mexico"

American Founders Hypocrites on Slavery?

By Rick Pearcey • July 6, 2010, 09:03 AM

"All men are created equal" is a statement of vision, not hypocrisy, argues Jeff Jacoby in the Boston Globe. He explains:

The Founders chose those words not to describe the nation in which they lived, but a better, more just nation; the nation America could become. Their words became the American creed, the taproot of the American dream -- as worthy of celebrating today as they were in 1776.

Hat tip: Conservatives4Palin

Religiously Condemning America's Birthday of Freedom

By Rick Pearcey • July 6, 2010, 08:18 AM

"Predictably, Jim Wallis's Religious Left Sojourners blog dishonored Independence Day by featuring an op-ed headlined 'Why Christianity and July 4th are Incompatible'," writes Mark Tooley at American Spectator.

Jim Wallis: Obama's "Red" Spiritual Advisor
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Monday, July 5, 2010

University Fires Professor for Opposing Homosexuality

By Rick Pearcey • July 5, 2010, 05:26 PM

"Ben Gurion University has fired a professor for stating his opinion that the development of children raised by homosexual parents could be harmed, and that sexual inclinations can be restrained and chosen," reports Arutz Sheva.

So, yes, the homosexist agenda peopled by a "powerless" and "oppressed" class has somehow managed to take this professor's scalp.

But don't celebrate too soon, dear manufacturers of pretend rights (as opposed to real ones from the Creator who gives the "blessings of liberty"), for there may be another chapter in this book: "The firing of Prof. Yeruham Levitt by the university has caused much outrage among the academic staff."

In fact, the Legal Forum of the Land of Israel says "the firing of American-born Dr. Levitt is 'of utmost gravity, violates his basic civil rights, academic freedom and freedom of speech. We demand that the university revoke this decision and enable him to continue giving his sole course, which he has been giving for many years'."

Good for the Legal Forum. This kind of diversity is a strength. We live in a moral universe, where the individual is affirmed, independence of thought is valued, the diversity of male and female created equally in the image of God is ontologically, structurally, and ethically given, and there is no such thing as a human right rooted in human weakness, group dynamics, or 51% of the noses.

Spiritually Misdirected Obama "Needs to Be Converted"

By Rick Pearcey • July 5, 2010, 03:07 PM

And then surround himself with wise and Godly advisers instead of unwise and "God-hating" appointees who don't seem to appreciate the cruelty and disaster that history knows as socialism, says Curtis Lovelace.

It's hard to enjoy the "blessings of liberty" if you are relationally and politically alienated from the One who gives the blessings.

Student Jailed for Falsely Crying, "Rape!"

By Rick Pearcey • July 5, 2010, 01:30 PM

She wanted more time for homework, and now Oxford Brookes University student Temitope Adenugba has her wish: 18 months of free time in prison. 

Illegal Aliens and Illegal Presidents . . .

By Rick Pearcey • July 5, 2010, 10:33 AM

. . . Different brothers from the same ideological mother?

El Paso City Hall "Taking Fire From Mexico"

By Rick Pearcey • July 5, 2010, 10:01 AM

How can this be? After all, the chief law enforcement officer of the United States assured the American people less than one week ago that our "southern border is more secure today than at any time in the past 20 years," notes IBD in "Shootout at El Paso City Hall."

But that was teleprompter happytalk disconnected from reality.

With each passing day, it becomes more and more clear: The Obama White House has become an impediment to the lives and liberties of Americans in Texas, not to mention in Arizona and in all the border States. 

Weakness at the border is not unrelated to weakness in Washington. Physical violence spilling over from Mexico into our land is not unrelated to constitutional violence spilling over from Washington into our land.

The lesson seems clear: Americans who remember who they are as creatures of resistance in their national heritage and in our human identity must rise up to throw off the oppressor -- whether he be across the border in Mexico or across the border in D.C.

It's 120 days until election day Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010.

Yesterday we celebrated our independence from an alien power imposing its will upon America. In this November we do so again. And there is no artificial timetable for withdrawal from the field of battle, Mr. Oppressor. Let freedom ring.

TSA to Block Websites With "Controversial Opinions"

By Rick Pearcey • July 5, 2010, 08:28 AM

"The Transportation Security Administration will block all websites that contain 'controversial opinion' from its federal computers in the latest example of how Internet censorship is expanding in both the private and public sector as the federal government prepares to push through a power grab that will empower President Obama to shut down the world wide web with an emergency decree," Paul Joseph Watson write at Prisonplanet.com.

How to Kill the Constitution

By Rick Pearcey • July 5, 2010, 07:12 AM

W. James Antle III writes at American Spectator:

A Constitution that means whatever the government says it means is not a living document. It is a dead letter. And the situational constitutionalism practiced by both parties, often with public approval, has helped kill it.

Grounds to Reject Elena Kagan Nomination to Supreme Court 
No Constitution, No Peace
Obama Stands With Tyrants

Saturday, July 3, 2010

What Is Extreme? Tea Party vs. Lindsey Graham

By Rick Pearcey • July 3, 2010, 11:09 AM

"We are not the extreme," says a South Carolina Tea Partier. "We are the voters."

Nice. But it misses the strategic point.

The strategic point is that what is "mainstream" and what is "extreme" is not decided by counting noses or by being a voter. Or a bunch of voters.

This question is decided by who stands in continuity with the definining mainstream of American dignity and liberty under God, as set forth in the Declaration and U.S. Constitution.

To the degree that a Lindsey Graham stands outside of that mainstream, to that degree he is an extremist.

In this sense you can wear a coat and tie, occupy high office, have a nice hair cut, speak in soft tones, count many noses in your support, and yet still be an extremist out of touch with who we are as Americans and out of touch with who we are as beings "created equal" and endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights." 

As C-SPAN viewing indicates, sometimes the most insidious extremists are decked out in Brooks Brothers suits. 

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Pro-Life Activists Disrupt Jimmy Kimmel Show Taping

By Rick Pearcey • July 3, 2010, 09:43 AM

Activists with Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust "decided to disperse themselves throughout the audience, wait 20 minutes after taping had commenced, and then begin raising a ruckus." writes Jill Stanek at Newsbusters. More at YouTube.

"Democratic Underground" Driving Obama Criticism Underground

By Rick Pearcey • July 3, 2010, 08:47 AM

60 new rules are now in place at the liberal website Democratic Underground to protect "Barry" from criticism by folks who are "reliably liberal but are not fans of President Barack Obama," writes Casey Cheney at Beltway Confidential.

Elena Kagan Morally Blind?

By Rick Pearcey • July 3, 2010, 08:20 AM

James Lewis writes at American Thinker:

Elena Kagan has now admitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee that as a Clinton lawyer in 1997, she fraudulently revised an official medical opinion by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The medical society was going to publicly reveal that "its panel of experts found no circumstances in which the (partial birth abortion) procedure was the only option for saving the life of a woman."

In a secret memo, she wrote that "This, of course, would be a disaster[.]"

Kagan therefore secretly revised the language so the final statement in 1997 claimed that the partial-birth abortion "may be the best and most appropriate procedure in particular circumstances to save the life or preserve the health of the woman."

"This was a pernicious life," Lewis concludes. "The medical panel originally said that was false. Kagan substituted her own judgment for a medical consensus." 

Friday, July 2, 2010

Picking Her Battles: Palin's War Plan

By Rick Pearcey • July 2, 2010, 03:54 PM

"Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of Governor Palin’s surprising Independence Day-Eve resignation announcement," notes Nicole Coulter at Conservatives4Palin.

In making this move, "Governor Palin outflanked her enemies," Coulter continues. "By stepping down, becoming a private citizen, and handing the reins of power to Sean Parnell, she was able to leverage her strengths and minimize the unnecessary hits to her state. Palin genuinely means it when she says, 'You don’t need a title to make a difference.'

"That’s a key difference between her and other politicians," Coulter says. Palin "became involved in politics to serve, not to rule. Rulers cling to titles. Public servants put the public interest first."

But there's an even more important point to make, and Coulter makes it: "As an inspirational figure on the national stage [Palin] has given voice to the pent-up frustration of millions of Americans who have seen their federal government over-reaching its Constitutional constraints for too long without adequate checks."

This is what, politically speaking, America needs: Servant leadership plus a return to Constitutional government, both of which are rejected in practice and in philosophy by the current regime and, unfortunately, more than one or two Republicans.

Palin Slams Formerly Mainstream NBC for Not Airing Her Side
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Masseuse: Gore "Whacked Out" by '00 Election

By Rick Pearcey • July 2, 2010, 01:16 PM

Byron York writes at Beltway Confidential

In her highly-detailed 73-page sex complaint against former vice president Al Gore, Portland massage therapist Molly Hagerty says that at one point in her October 2006 hotel-room encounter with Gore, she tried to calm him by asking about the 2000 election, in which Gore narrowly lost the presidency. Hagerty says when she asked the former vice president how long he had been "whacked out" by the election’s results, Gore responded "six and a half years, so far." Since it was October 2006, Gore meant the entire time since the election.

Al's Masseuse and the Feminists
Bush's Fault Gore in Sex Crisis?

ACLU Campaign Against God Threatens More Than Religious Liberty

By Rick Pearcey • July 2, 2010, 09:35 AM

"The American Civil Liberties Union may be worse than useless when it comes to defunding international terrorism or enforcing immigration laws, but at least we can count on them to step in whenever somebody does something really bad . . . like mentioning Jesus," Calvin Freiburger writes at NewsRealBlog.

Al's Masseuse and the Feminists

By Rick Pearcey • July 2, 2010, 06:00 AM

Jeannie DeAngelis examines why feminists have not risen in outrage to support Molly Hagerty for "her bravery and courage in exposing" the undesired impositions of "adductor muscle massage-craving, 'crazed sex poodle,' male feminist and staunch ally of both mothers and nature, Al Gore."

Hat tip: American Thinker

Bush's Fault Gore in Sex Crisis?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sen. Graham: Tea Party Movement Will Eventually "Die Out"

By Rick Pearcey • July 1, 2010, 11:26 PM

Clueless in Washington: "The problem with the Tea Party," says Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, "I think it’s just unsustainable because they can never come up with a coherent vision for governing the country. It will die out."

Mr. Graham couldn't be more wrong. And if he wants to reconnect with the Declarational and Constitutional mainstream of American thought and liberty -- which is what the Tea Party is reaching for -- he might want to avail himself of "How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War."

Democrat Activists Behind School Ban on Pledge of Allegiance

By Rick Pearcey • July 1, 2010, 09:33 PM

As one pro-ban Democrat put it: "Patriotism is a very personal thing for all of us, but I do not think it is in the school committee’s best interest to mandate that any of our employees recite the Pledge." More at Newsmax.

Burkas May Be Making Muslim Women Fat

By Rick Pearcey • July 1, 2010, 03:20 PM

"Studies indicate that up to 70 percent of women in the Gulf states are obese," so what's going on, or rather: What's not going on? Caroline May at The Daily Caller lifts the veil.

Bush's Fault Gore in Sex Crisis?

By Rick Pearcey • July 1, 2010, 12:55 PM

The big news in VPville is that police in Portland have re-opened the Al Gore sex case.

This is despite assurances and Latin footnotes from Mr. Gore and his lawyers, back in 2007, that the settled scientific consensus clearly states, as all enlightened people know, that the accusations of "that woman" massage therapist Molly Hagerty are "completely false" -- just as everyone knows today that Mr. Gore's claims about global warming are completely true. 

Meanwhile, one wonders: How long will it be, should the facts of the case decide against Mr. Gore and the settled science regarding the "sex poodle's" possible pildipherings, before apologists from the Daily Kos, ACLU, and the Obama White House discover that behind it all stands the all-powerful, ever-present, and always-responsible figure of George Bush?

The needed scapegoat recipe is well established: If Bush hadn't messed up the world's air conditioning system, Al Gore would not have had to sacrifice his life and his wife to save the planet. And that cute little girl in the hotel would never have caught his eye.

The lesson for leftist organizers is clear: Police may be looking at Gore, but Bush should be on trial.

Hat tip: Beltway Confidential

4th of July Freedom March

By Rick Pearcey • July 1, 2010, 08:08 AM

Here's an Exceptional American Idea:

At the conclusion of your local July 4th parade, stand up for the Constitution and march for freedom on your parade route.

Join the millions of Americans who believe in upholding our Constitution and the individual freedoms it guarantees, as intended by our founders. At the end of every parade across this great nation, show Washington that we stand for our Constitution.

Moms push your strollers, Dads pull your wagons, whether its just for one block or for the entire parade. For families, the July 4th Freedom March offers a teachable moment for children about how they can affect change, how our system works, and how our freedoms are cherished.

Show Your Patriotism and stand up for your Constitution on the day this country celebrates its liberty as a nation. Stand up for traditional American values, limited government and the freedoms it guarantees against the tyranny of socialism and communism, so we don't end up as the next Greece. And finally, please stand up and march for all those who have served this great country to keep you free.

Website: July 4th Freedom March 

Hat tip: Fox News

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Rush Limbaugh: America Has Become "Obamaville"

By Rick Pearcey • July 1, 2010, 05:44 AM

"The only difference," says Limbaugh, "is Obama is doing this on purpose. Hoover wasn't."