ILLINOIS’ VICHY REPUBLICANS: TEA-PARTY SELL-OUT AND PRO-LIFE SURRENDER

by John J Kirkwood The dirty little secret about the Republican candidate for Governor in Illinois is that he’s already governing like an Illinois Democrat. Bruce Rauner, like the prettiest girl in the school, usually gets whatever he wants. What makes him so effective? Republicans are desperate, Bruce is a billionaire, and nothing is as persuasive to a desperate loser as cold hard cash. How does a pro-abortion, pro-homosexual rights candidate, who is cool with amnesty, raising the minimum wage, and “common sense” gun control, get the Republican nomination in Illinois? The Chicago way – he buys it. But what about the tea-party and the values voters? Surely their principle rises above the level of bribery? “Two years ago, Rauner also began making large cash payments to Republican, tea party, and other right-wing groups,” writes William Kelly for ChicagoNow. “In 2008, the same groups stood on hilltops and angrily railed, fists pumping in the air, against “pay to play” politics, Illinois corruption, and anyone connected with the name, ‘Rod Blagojevich.’ However, as soon Bruce Rauner showed up with his checkbook, these groups fell quickly in line. Freedomworks’ Matt Kibbe was among the first to sign-on to Team Rauner. Rauner paid other 501(c)3 groups like the Illinois Policy Institute and Jack Roeser’s Family Taxpayers Foundation more than a half million each and, in return, these groups helped organize his political ground game during the GOP primary.” There are some in the tea-party that just took a check – hundreds of thousands of dollars were paid to certain groups while others were conned into a phony “term-limits” fiasco. I guess John McCain will have to revise his slam against the tea-party, In Illinois we don’t have Hobbits – we have the Scottish Lords that betrayed William Wallace. But the Pro-Life groups will remain steadfast, surely they won’t waiver? I wish it were so. “Bruce has been one of the largest supporters of the ACLU Reproductive Rights Project [abortion] for over 20 years,” writes Diana Rauner in...

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R-A-G-E: The Parson’s Four Step Anti-Bullying Campaign

Oct 30, 13 R-A-G-E: The Parson’s Four Step Anti-Bullying Campaign

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R-A-G-E: THE PARSON’S FOUR STEP ANTI-BULLYING CAMPAIGN By John J Kirkwood My first experience with a bully came in the fourth grade and I handled it like most children do – I ran away!  Luckily, father did know best and when mine saw me hoofing it from a group of boys one day, he met me at the front door.  Dad didn’t confront me straight on but he asked me why I was wearing my gym shoes and not my dress shoes.  I had been changing my shoes so that I didn’t slip when I ran across the schoolyard for the past 3 days and my father, watching out the window, had finally noticed.  I couldn’t answer him and just started to cry.  He already knew anyway.  After a few questions, he took me downstairs. “Son, I’m going to teach you a few things and after this lesson, you will never run away again, so listen close.” My older brothers were legendary for their capacity to throw down so he had my undivided attention.  It only took one lesson.  Here’s what it was. Pops showed me four punches – a jab, an overhand right, a left uppercut and a cross.  We worked on this for half an hour or so even to the point of throwing combinations and then we stopped.  He told me that I didn’t have to win; I just had to make a demonstration, a very public demonstration.  He told me that most bullies don’t expect their prey to fight back, that’s the main reason that I was chosen.  He also said that kids at my age don’t usually throw punches, they push and pull and try to wrestle.  “You’re not going to bother with that.  When it comes, swing and don’t stop until someone pulls you off.  If you land a punch or two, don’t slow down to admire your work.”  Then dad prepared my mind.  “Son, first of all I want to talk to you about pain.  When you’re...

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IS OBAMA A TYRANT? #iamthe300

Aug 08, 13 IS OBAMA A TYRANT? #iamthe300

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“When one with honeyed words but evil mind persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.” – Euripides, Orestes Raised and praised by Marxists, Barack Obama sought them out for friendship and mentoring in college. He taught Alinsky Marxism at ACORN and he appoints them as czars and consultants as President. Five years into Barack Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of our country, the President finds no opposition party, a complicit press-corps, and a panoply of “conservative pundits” who look and sound more like the Lords of Scotland’s betrayal than they do William Wallace. If the future of this country depends on the strength and integrity of Krauthammer, O’Reilly, Fox News and the National Review, we are of all men most miserable – lest of course, the determined, ambitious, ruthless, Machiavellian Alinskyites in the other corner will be intimidated into surrender by our champions’ campaign of “kvetch and retreat.” The above are all recommending that the Republicans just go along with Obamacare now and not defund it, which is like saying that Thelma and Louise are already driving so sit back and enjoy the ride. Underwhelming is one word that comes to mind, at least the one that won’t get red-lined by my editor. Even Victor Davis Hanson in his column, “Obama’s Watergates,” will only go as far as calling Obama – “Nixonian to the core.” As if the comparison to a third rate burglary and its messy cover-up is the moral equivalent to perpetrating a fraud to overthrow the 2nd Amendment with “Fast & Furious” and allowing heroes to die to cover your phony Arab Spring in Benghazi. Don’t waste your time hoping for impeachment or indictment. The sheriff of Nottingham won’t bring King John to justice. Forget about the press, they’re not going to “vet” him; the Senate will not try him and the Republicans will not oppose or even challenge him. “We the People” must rise up. We must hold them all accountable. I know it’s hard but let’s forget, for the sake...

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In America, Every Baby is a “Royal Baby”

Jul 26, 13 In America, Every Baby is a “Royal Baby”

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By JOHN JAMES KIRKWOOD This week the world celebrated the birth of a “Royal” baby in England. In America, every baby is a royal baby! In these United States “We the People” are king, judge, and lawgiver and so an abortion in the land of the free is an even greater offense. When a mother decides that her convenience trumps her son or daughter’s life, she is an accomplice in more than the death of a child but also a neighbor, a judge and a king. Who among men and gods is fearful of the birth of a king? — Pharaoh, Herod and Lucifer. That is the team picture that you’re a part of when you call yourself “pro-choice.” I say this as a man who believes in a woman’s right to choose. I believe in it so thoroughly that I would fight and even die to protect it. But let me clarify for the record – I believe in a woman’s right to choose: Where she attends school; where her child attends school; whom she will marry; the pumps, the flats or the wedges; the cabernet or the zinfandel; Republican or Democrat; caramel macchiato or café mocha; natural or enhanced; the bob or the weave; to work corporate or to raise a family; to buy or rent; the dog or the cat; oak or cherry; the little black dress or the comfortable sweats. Well, maybe not the sweats, yoga pants then. I believe in a woman’s right to pursue happiness with bonds unfettered, to relish in the liberty that God appointed for her and that great men have protected; and finally I believe in a woman’s right to life from the moment of conception to natural death, in the womb and out of it! But I completely disagree with a woman’s right to “choose” to murder her children and call it “family planning.” Calling abortion “choice” or “reproductive rights” … Read more: http://clashdaily.com/2013/07/in-america-every-baby-is-a-royal-baby/#ixzz2a9DUqhuB  Get more Clash on ClashDaily.com, Facebook, Twitter,...

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THE GAY CARD: Advancing Sodomy with a Flourish of Fabulous, Baby!

Jul 24, 13 THE GAY CARD: Advancing Sodomy with a Flourish of Fabulous, Baby!

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Rachel Jeantel, the bumbling simpleton-witness from the Zimmerman trial, was on with Piers Morgan this week and she implied that Trayvon thought that George, the “creepy ass cracka,” might be a gay rapist. How uncomfortable for the overly zealous rainbow warrior, Piers? Awkward! But what a missed opportunity for the defendant — imagine if this would have come out in cross-examination? Zimmerman’s lawyers really blew that one. They did procure an acquittal but they could have conjured up a lot more, missing a golden opportunity to split the secular Sanhedrin and play the “Gay Card” against the “Race Card.”   Imagine if the defense would have said that Zimmerman had  propositioned Trayvon and the thug in the hoodie responded by bashing his head into the sidewalk? Not only would Zimmerman have walked, he never would have been charged and he’d be weighing all the offers from Hollywood and deciding between publishers. The President would have said, “If I had a gay son, he would look just like Jorge.” Skittles and hoodies would now be a sign of gay bashing, mentioned in the same sentence and with the same invective as sentences that end with “Matthew Shepard.” Piers Morgan and Joy Behar would come to blows in the ensuing tug-of-war over Zimmerman as a guest and Jason Collins would be looking to hook-up. Fundamentally, the “Gay Card” beats any card in the deck, unless a Republican plays it; then it loses all its mojo. Just ask Mark Foley.   Much like the child of the pasty-white, liberal activist who said, “I wish I was black,” there is nothing more chic in Hollywood these days than playing the “Gay card.” To get a little vibe going, even the “straight” actors may have their publicist float a bi-sexual rumor to land the role of the brooding vampire. Snooki, everyone’s favorite tramp-next-door, says that she’s “praying I have a gay little boy one day.” And I’m pretty sure she means a baby boy and not a day with...

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THE TELEPROMPTER OF DORIAN GRAY

Jul 18, 12 THE TELEPROMPTER OF DORIAN GRAY

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“Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” – Ronald Reagan “You lie!” – Joe Wilson As much as I love the Gipper and his facility to deliver an insult like Bond pawing a martini, I think in this case I prefer Leatherface’s chainsaw to the jewel encrusted dagger. The raw, clean, in-your-face VERITAS of words not minced is so refreshing in a game that has become so transparent. Did I say transparent? “Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.” – President Barack Obama, (January 2009). Of course they will, and Katy Perry is a good Christian girl. It was September of that same year 2009, at a joint session of Congress where Joe Wilson uttered about the only true words of the entire ObamaCare speech: ‘You lie!’ Of course he had to walk the plank because of hacks on his side of the aisle like John McCain and a sycophantic press-‘corpse’ who did their utmost to paint the episode as the Ides of March and Wilson as Brutus and Cassius; but to tea-party Americans it was like the first drops of rain following the dust bowl that has been the Republican Party. The emperor had no clothes and one of our guys had the guts to point out Obama’s ‘shortcomings’. Just a few months later in January of 2010, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito would shake his head “no” and utter the words “not true” in response to an unprecedented sucker punch at the State of the Union address, in which the President openly rebuked the court for their decision on campaign finance reform. The lap dogs in the press whined about a “breach of decorum” not by the President, but by the vicious Alito. Reading the press accounts you’d think that Alito was Preston Brooks, the senator who pounded Charles Sumner with his cane...

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