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Another one in the can!  Hopefully someday I’ll completely master uploading songs.  It was a great two hours and I’m so excited to have had two awesome guests.

Libertarian blogger and Tea Party activist Andrew Ian Dodge was my guest for Hour #1.  Check out Andrew’s work HERE.

And GOProud Executive Director Jimmy LaSalvia was my guest in Hour #2.  Please support Jimmy’s work & GOProud HERE.

Finally, I promised I would post this great video with music from the song “Crying Freedom” written by Andrew.  A great way to celebrate the awakening America — Cry Freedom!

Questions on CNN Coverage of GZ Mosque

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 9:04 pm - August 23, 2010.
Filed under: Gay America,Media Bias

While doing cardio a few moments ago, caught some of CNN coverage (on Rich Sanchez’s show) of the protests both supporting and opposing construction of the “Ground Zero mosque” and saw a rainbow flag attached to banner of one of protesters.

Did anyone see (or, does anyone know) whether that flag was attached to the banner of a supporter or opponent of the mosque?  And is anyone aware of any gay group help organize a protest on either side?

CNN seemed hellbent on showing that that opponents were anti-Muslim zealots and were bound and determined to present the project’s leader Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf as a moderate. Is anyone aware of CNN reporting some of Imam Rauf’s, shall we say, more, um, well, radical statements?

Thanks, have to rush off to attend a Log Cabin/LA meeting featuring the new head of Log Cabin national so may not have time to get to this for a while.

On the president’s advisors & his wisdom

Perhaps, it was reading about the paucity of men and women with experience in the real-world of job creation coupled with this article about Donald Berwick’s associations last night that caused me to take note of this fragment from Sophocles’ play about the “lesser” Ajax:

Kings are wise because of the company of wise men.

Would it not then follow that kings become fools with the company of foolish men?  Haven’t I seen something like this in Proverbs before?

INSPIRED BY THE COMMENTS:  Gene in Pennsylvania reminded me of something else I had seen on the web related to this post:

Howard Dean, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said Sunday that President Obama’s political advisers are out of touch with average Americans and need to “spend some time outside Washington.”

“The people around the president have really misjudged what goes on elsewhere in the country, other than Washington,” Dean told Candy Crowley on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“I don’t think this is true of the president, but I do think his people, his political people, have got to go out and spend some time outside Washington for a while.”

But, Howard, by Sophocles’ standards, Obama is out of touch with the rest of the country.

Big Govt: L.A. Leftists Get Code Pink Treatment

Delicious!

Melanie Morgan, founder of Move America Forward, the nation’s largest pro-troop organization, led about a dozen conservative activists who protested at the Venice home of Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans at a Saturday afternoon fundraiser for California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown.

Morgan reports the pro-American protesters, “blocked the entrance of hundreds of wealthy Democrat liberals, including Sally Kellerman and Cindy Asner, ex-wife of Ed Asner.” Protesters laid down on the sidewalk outside the entrance gate where guests had to step over them.

Event host Jodie Evans was visibly angry at getting a taste of her own medicine and had several confrontations, including one in which she denied, against the evidence, that she supports the terrorist organization Hamas. Several guests were none-too-pleased with being protested, while some had no idea they were attending an event associated with Code Pink.

Jerry Brown sneaked into the house from the back door while Melanie Morgan threw her body onto the sidewalk shouting, “Code Pink supports terrorists!” When not laying on the sidewalk, Morgan stood outside the back gate, “yelling through a screen at [Evans] while she sipped her white wine as Brown’s security guard watched from inside his SUV with the engine running for two hours.” Though the Dodge Durango burned needless fossil fuels, presumably waiting for Brown’s departure, he left in yet another vehicle.

I wonder how many of Teh Gays were in attendance?  They can’t resist an anti-war, anti-American gathering.

Hey Progressives…. you ain’t seen NOTHING yet!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Ahmadinejad was Jane Harman’s Boyfriend?

Last weekend, I met Mattie Fein at a gathering for LA bloggers to welcome R.S. McCain to Los Angeles. We had a great conversation and she indicated support for same-sex civil unions and opposition to Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell (DADT).

Now, she’s come up with a clever ad, building on the scene billed as Cloris Leachman’s Best Moment Ever:

You can donate to Mattie’s campaign here.

There he goes again!

Obama just can’t help himself.  He just has to blame someone else.

Glenn Reynolds alerts us to this headline on the Hill, “A year after claiming the economy as his own, Obama points finger at predecessor“:

During a July 14, 2009, address in Warren, Mich., Obama said, “Now, my administration has a job to do, as well, and that job is to get this economy back on its feet. That’s my job. And it’s a job I gladly accept. I love these folks who helped get us in this mess and then suddenly say, ‘Well, this is Obama’s economy.’ That’s fine. Give it to me. My job is to solve problems, not to stand on the sidelines and carp and gripe.”

At the time, the AP wrote, “With four simple words — ‘Give it to me’ – President Barack Obama took possession of the economy.”

Throughout this year, Obama has blamed Bush and the criticism has intensified this month.

And get this whopper:

During a fundraiser with Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) in Seattle this week, Obama said, “Eighteen months ago I took office after nearly a decade of economic policies that had given us sluggish growth, sluggish job growth, falling incomes, falling wages and a record deficit.”

Um, Mr. President, we didn’t get any of that sluggish growth until after your party regained the majority in Congress.  And you’re one to talk about record deficits.  You saw that “record deficit” and raised it a few hundred billion.

You’ve been president for more than 19 months.  Your party has controlled Congress for nearly four years.  When are you — and they — going to stop blaming a man who has retired to Texas and start taking responsibility for your own policies?

“Stimulus” More Expensive than Iraq War?

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 12:37 pm - August 23, 2010.
Filed under: Big Government Follies,Bush-hatred

Remember how throughout the Bush years, Democrats and opponents of the Iraq War complained about its cost?

Well, over at the Washington Examiner, Mark Tapscott provides stats showing that with just one stroke of the pen last February, the incumbent Democrat increased the deficit at a far greater rate than did the much reviled Republican — and without anything to show for it:

* Obama’s stimulus, passed in his first month in office, will cost more than the entire Iraq War — more than $100 billion (15%) more.

* Just the first two years of Obama’s stimulus cost more than the entire cost of the Iraq War under President Bush, or six years of that war.

Read the whole thing.

GayPatriot’s America TWO HOUR BlogTalkRadio Show TONIGHT!

Yeah folks, no good TV on Mondays…. so I’m going for it!  Tune in tonight for TWO FULL HOURS at 8:00PM Eastern Time.

Tonight’s show will feature two notable conservative activists. Andrew Ian Dodge is a Tea Party mover & shaker in Maine. He’ll be on in our first hour. We’ll chat about the mid-terms & Andrew’s recent mention on the Rush Limbaugh program. Jimmy LaSalvia is executive director of GOProud – the only national gay conservative organization. We’ll discuss Ann Coulter & HomoCon 2010.

CLICK HERE at 8PM EASTERN to join the radio show and the always entertaining chat room!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Who Americans Think Are the TRUE Extremists

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Why some conservatives are making their gay fellows welcome*

In his must-read piece (if you want to understand how some Christian conservatives are dealing with openly gay Republicans), on Why Right Wing News Is Sponsoring Homocon, John Hawkins gets at the attitude of an increasingly number of social conservatives, tolerance, if not welcoming, of gay Republicans despite their qualms about homosexual behavior.

His piece merits your time as well as your serious consideration.  One reason I blog at RWN, that I have chosen to be openly gay in conservative circles is that I wish to challenge some of the stereotypes (and prejudices) that still exist on the right about gay people.  That many conservatives are willing to engage a gay man suggests they are not as narrow-minded or hateful as some  on the left might suggest.  And that they listen suggests that, given time and good arguments, they might come to change their minds

That they see our commitment to conservative ideas often causes them to reconsider their attitudes toward gay people, no longer seeing the gay community as a monolith.  To that end, John writes,

Now unlike the Log Cabin RepublicansGOProud, is a genuinely conservative group. Yes, most of the members probably agree with the Log Cabin Republicans on gay issues. However, they genuinely believe that gay conservatives should have an agenda that goes way beyond their sexual orientation (more…)

Barney’s Opponent Gets Rousing Welcome

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 12:12 am - August 23, 2010.
Filed under: 2010 Elections

To get this audience going, all it took was for this guy to say he was running against Barney Frank.

In sending in this link, a reader offered, “I’m becoming more and more convinced that Frank believes he’s vulnerable which is why he’s behaving the way he has been lately ie Saying Fannie and Freddie should be abolished, etc.”  Just over a week ago, Jim Geraghty cited a poll from the Bay State indicating that “54% of registered voters inMassachusetts are either somewhat or very likely to vote against their incumbent Democratic Congressman this November.

And in Barney’s district, McCain ran two points ahead of his statewide tally suggesting that perhaps 56% of the voters in the 30-year incumbent’s district are inclined to vote the mean-spirited Democrat out.

You can support Sean Bielat’s campaign here.