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Archives for December 21, 2012
With apologies for the failure to get to this until today, I hereby announce the nominees for the 2012/13 Grand Conservative Blogress Diva. Bear in mind that we consider a diva to be a strong, confident woman who commands the respect of men.
And a conservative blogress diva need not be conservative herself, but must command the respect of conservative men. And I think you’ll agree that the ladies on this list do just that. And without further ado, here are the 14 nominees for Grand Conservative Blogress Diva with links to their blogs:
- Amy Alkon
- Ann Althouse
- Tammy Bruce
- Nice Deb
- Sarah Hoyt
- Joy McCann
- Michelle Malkin
- Sara Noble
- Jennifer Rubin
- Dr. Helen Smith
- Sister Toldjah
- Villainous Company
If they play CNN at your gym and you do cardio for more than 5 minutes, you will be subject to various stories and diatribes on the problem of gun violence and the imperative for increased firearms egulation. And then, take a gander at the image AOL/Huffington Post used to illustrate and article on the NRA:
Seems the editors agree with the protestors who hoisted this banner.
Let’s file this under the category: “If This Nominee Was President Bush’s…”
OutServe-SLDN Statement on Hagel Apology
(Washington, DC) Army veteran and OutServe-SLDN Executive Director Allyson Robinson released the following statement in reaction to an aplogy issued today by former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel for remarks made in 1998. The apology was reported by Washington Post.
“We are pleased that Senator Hagel recognized the importance of retracting his previous statement about Ambassador Hormel and affirming his commitment to Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal and LGBT military families. We look forward to learning more about his commitment to full LGBT military equality as this nomination and confirmation process unfolds,” she said.
The hypocrisy of gay groups and their lickspittle use of kneepads when it comes to anything-Obama is more than revolting at this point.
LIke many conservatives — as well as good number of independents — who follow politics, I’ve struggled to understand how, after four years of near-constant failure, Barack Obama could have won re-election as President of the United States. He didn’t put forward a plan to improve the economy or addressing the burgeoning debt. He had not shown much willingness to work with his partisan adversaries in Congress.
In the ended it seems, low-information voters, together with those more concerned about matters other than the economy and our government’s shaky fiscal state, tipped the scales for the Democrat.
Michael Barone thinks that Obama “was helped by widespread feelings that it would be a good thing for Americans to elect a black president and a bad thing to reject him.”
Calling Obama “born orator backed by a flawless machine, whose personal rise from a difficult childhood is a true inspiration, and whose achievement in breaking the ultimate color barrier is gift to us all“, Noemie Emery considers a notion we have addressed on this blog
People like the idea that Obama is president. As a politician and president, he has only one failing — he is the wrong man at the wrong time to be leading this country. He is out of sync with his age and its crises. There is more proof every day — here and abroad, in nation-states, states and even some cities — that his political theories will lead to disaster, and do so every time they are tried.
The Democrat may not have any ideas on how to fix the nation’s problems, but people do like the idea of Barack Obama, the post-partisan healer who can bring people together.
In his first four years in office, he governed in a manner quite different from his 2008 campaign rhetoric — and from the media-endorsed image of his character, but some people who don’t follow politics as closely as do we. And in whatever little bit of time they pay attention to politics, they see a less tarnished version of that image than do those more familiar with current events. [Read more…]