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Bill Maher lives up to his vulgar, classless reputation.

April 1, 2010

As much as I love Newsbusters.org, I also hate Newsbusters.  Why do I hate Newsbusters?  Because they write stories about Bill Maher that I always read and then I get incredibly upset.  Well, they’ve done it again.

It’s no secret Bill Maher loathes tea partiers but the guy really just goes to far sometimes.  What am I saying?  He goes too far all of the time and he gets away with it too.   Also, isn’t it about time leftists quit saying “tea baggers.”  Nothing like being sexually vulgar every time you open your mouth, then again if you have no class nothing better is expected of you.

Well, here it goes.  You can read the whole article from newsbusters here

Maher was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno (which reminds me, TEAM CONAN!)

BILL MAHER: I thank the tea baggers….Any tea baggers here tonight? They’re the ones who got it passed. I’m sure they’re saying, “What are you talking about, Bill? I was so against the health care bill, I marched on Washington with tea bags hanging from my hat, dressed up in my founding father’s costume with a picture of Hitler, you know, and Obama’s face on him and, you know, screaming about his birth certificate.”

And America saw that and said: “What loons. We’re going with the calm black man.” [cheers and applause]

These idiots can’t even spell “go back to Kenya,” you know? Sarah Palin screaming about death panels? You know what, Sarah, if we were killing off useless people, you’d be the first to know. [cheers and applause]

Just a friendly reminder, Bill, your buddies on the left loved to compare our previous President to Hitler.  Oh, you don’t remember?  Take a look:

Now, I’m not using this as an excuse for the few tea partiers who carry ObamaHitler signs.  But this should serve as a reminder to Bill Maher that if you’re going to call out one party for using nasty signs you better recall things your party has done in the past.  I can however, say with confidence that you would not be able to find a tea party attendee with a sign saying “kill Obama, bomb his F***in house.”  If you can find me one I will post it here and call that person out.  Oh and guy with the sign, it’s “their” not “there.”  Who can’t spell?

Call me crazy but I think Maher also suggested killing Palin if there were death panels in the bill to kill off “useless people.”  Wow! How about that for a tolerant liberal!

MAHER: Oh, they’re such sore losers. Sore losers. And I’m not just talking about the gunfire. I mean, you expect that from the right wing when they lose a a political battle. Of course, the bricks through the window, the death threats on phone machine you know? That’s all acceptable, you know? You have to throw a little tantrum when freedom, as we know it, dies because I know what it means to be a patriot, is to make sure that kids don’t get checkups.

I guess Bill Maher missed the story about the death threats to Eric Cantor by an Obama donor.

You’re right Bill, all those patriots on Capitol Hill wanted to “kill the bill” so that their kids wouldn’t be able to receive check ups.  Quite the opposite, sir.

Congrats, Maher! You’re pathetic reputation remains in tact.

Thank you, John Ziegler

March 30, 2010

I found this story on the Daily Caller yesterday and to be quite honest, I was thrilled.  I’ve been trying to say this now for probably 2 months and Mr. Ziegler took the words right out of my mouth.  I know I’ll be barraged by hardcore Palinista’s but I’d like to point out that, I am still a big Sarah Palin fan, I will always be a fan I just happen to think she is not running for President in 2012 and that is why I’m keeping my options open… See previous post.

A few weeks ago on these pages I shocked a lot of people by strongly stating what seems to be an obvious but important reality that Sarah Palin cannot beat President Obama in 2012. While many of her incredibly passionate fans are still understandably unwilling to accept this clear fact (and therefore take their frustrations out on me), this post is not to gloat over the most recent credible poll showing that Palin would be, as I predicted, the worst possible contender against an Obama who still is a strong favorite to win reelection. Instead, I want to praise Palin for possibly understanding this situation and reacting brilliantly to it.

While anyone not named Todd or Sarah who pretends to know for sure what Palin’s long-term plans are is either delusional or a liar, the news that she has secured a Learning Channel deal to air an eight-part documentary on Alaska may provide quite us a bit of insight.

Sarah Palin is a great woman.  She’s been great, and she’ll continue to be great for the conservative movement.  The woman can draw crowds like nobody’s business.  The simple fact is, she doesn’t appear to be making any real chase for the White House.  I think she likes doing what she’s doing; firing up the base and getting conservatives elected.  People will drive miles upon miles to see her and they will pay boatloads of money to see her.  Palin will be a force in the conservative/republican movement for as long as she wants to and as long as she’s involved the money will be pouring in for the conservative movement.   Plus, she drives the left insane.  You can’t complain about that.
I’d just like to finish by saying something to those who refuse to move when it comes to “Palin 2012” shenanigans, please keep an open mind to other candidates.
((runs for cover))
Update: A few friends and I on Twitter got to talking about how we’d like to see Palin do an interview outside of Fox News to sort of expand her audience and let other people hear her interviewed by someone who may not be her biggest fan.  We thought Jake Tapper of ABC would be a great person for Palin to chat with.  I mentioned it on Twitter and Tapper told us that he has tried contacting Palin for an interview but he has been refused.  I’ve always been a fan of Tapper’s.  I think he is an excellent journalist and would be tough but fair when questioning Sarah Palin.  Cubachi wrote an excellent piece about this and included some great video of Jake Tapper.
So, Sarah if you’re listening, we’d love to see you talk with Jake Tapper and know you’d do great!
** Jake Tapper shared his latest response he’s received from Palin’s folks, Read here.

A Little #Thune2012 Talk…

March 26, 2010

Yes, 2012 is still quite a ways away but it’s fun to search for possible candidates.  The media throws around names like Romney, Huckabee, Palin, Gingrich, etc.  But, us twitter folk know better than to just listen to the media.  We look for our own candidates.   While the names mentioned above are contendors … there is one man who has stood out recently.  He is a Senator from South Dakota who is no stranger to defeating big time Democrats.  He ousted House Minority Leader Tom Daschel in 2004.  Before that he served in the US House of Representatives, he won that election with 70% of the votes and supported term limits and promised to serve no longer than 3 terms.  He kept his promise.  His name is John Thune, and don’t you forget it.

John Thune is currently running unchallenged in South Dakota.  He is actively raising money and has been appearing on primetime cabel news shows left and right lately.  He has been one of the most outspoken and most articulate opponents of Obamacare, along w/ Rep. Paul Ryan- another one to look out for.  See his awesomeness for yourself by visiting his YouTube page.

Senator Thune was awarded a 100% raiting from the ACU in 2009 labeling him a “Defender of Liberty.”  He is hardcore pro-life and believes that marriage is a sacred reuinion between a man and a woman, he supported the 2006 amendment to the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.  While upholding strong social conservative values Thune also understands that government isn’t the solution to our problems.  He understands the Constiution and realizes that it’s the people of this country our public officials should be listening to to guide their legislative decisions, not personal legacy.

Thune attended Biola University, a Christian college and graduated w/ a degree in Business.  He and his wife are committed Evangelical Christians and he promises to remain true to his principles,

Having a Christian worldview shapes my decision-making with respect to all aspects of my life. I always respect people in public life who are principled, and those principles have to be connected to something. And my faith is what serves as the anchor and directs my actions.

While 2012 is still a long way off, it’s always fun to look for possible candidates and I’d urge to keep an eye on this guy.  Twitter is.

Matt K. Lewis of Politics Daily wrote an article in December of ’09 discussing the growing #Thune2012 popularity.  And just recently the WSJ wrote a piece about the possibilyt of a “Thune 2012 dark horse”

Classless Act: Dylan Ratigan

March 3, 2010

I was just about to call it a night and then this video popped up in my twitterstream

That was Dylan Ratigan, your typical MSNBC host who kind of dislikes the Tea Party crowd.  He’s one of those guys who thinks Tea Partiers are out to kill the President.  Now, I know Dylan has been to a lot of Tea Parties so he knows first hand…. You know, maybe if Mr. Ratigan and his fellow hosts at MSNBC would, Oh, I don’t know, GO to a Tea Party they might realize that…no one holds up signs declaring “I want to kill black people.”  At least not at the Tea Parties I’ve attended.

As Mark Williams pointed out, there are some wingnuts in the world.  They’re on both sides (right and left. conservative and liberal).  If anyone actually has the guts to hold a sign that reads “I want to kill black people”  I can assure you someone would tell him/her to put the sign down or to leave.

But,  I appreciated Dylan Ratigan’s patience…. And, the class with which he handled himself.  First, he walks away while Mr. Williams tries to answer his accusation and then he tells Williams he is “wasting valuable oxygen” and finally, the ever so tolerant leftist Ratigan asks that Mr. William’s mic be turned off.

Dear Mark Williams, Dylan Ratigan is not worth your time.

Thanks, Mrs. O but I’ll eat whatever I want

February 10, 2010

Well, Michelle Obama is officially out to fight childhood obesity.  Why?  Because obese kids are a threat to national security. Yea, you heard me.  Don’t believe me.  Read it here and see for yourself.

“Nanny State?” I think so.  With all due respect Mrs. Obama, I have my own mom.  Thank you.  Last time I checked every human knows that sugar is bad for you, that excessive amounts of fats is bad for you.  The bottom line is, we live in a free country.  If you want to eat yourself to obesity, go right on ahead, you’re free to do so.  It’s not the governments job to tell you what you can and cannot eat.  And this crazy idea that obese children are a threat to national security is beyond hilarious.  Generally, obese children are not the ones dreaming of going to boot camp and having their butts kicked by physical activity. 

What I gather from this “Let’s Move” campaign by Mrs. Obama is- the American people are stupid.  They’re too stupid to know that sugar and junk food is bad for them.  It appears to be another attempt by the government to control another area of our lives.  I’ve got two words for Mrs. Obama and the White House: BACK OFF.

 “The government needs to butt out of my eating habits. If I want to eat doughnuts, I will. If I want some celery sticks, then I’ll have some.”

I saw that pop in my twitter stream from one of my followers.

Oh, and you know what I had for breakfast this morning?mm yummy! cinnamon sugar donuts! And for lunch, I might eat something healthy, I might not.  I’ll be the one to make that decision, not the government.  Thanks.

A Nerd for Governor?

February 9, 2010

Michigan. needs. a. new. governor. NOW!  This year republicans have a great shot at taking back the governor’s mansion.  We have several choices including, state Attorney General Mike Cox, State Representative Pete Hoekstra, and Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard.  What do those three candidates have in common?  They’re all politicians.  But on superbowl Sunday Michiganders were introduced to another GOP candidate for governor.  His name, Rick Snyder.  Rick Synder is not a politician.  He’s… well, in his words, he’s a nerd.  Rick aired this ad during the superbowl:

I’ve read Rick’s 10 point plan for Michigan  and as far as I can tell, this guy knows what he’s talking about.  Personally, I love the idea of a businessman sitting in the governors mansion.  I’m growing a bit weary of career politicians.  I think Mr. Snyder would be a fresh face in the governors mansion.  I find it pathetic that most politicians have never punched a time card or know what it’s like to run a business.  A businessman knows how to compete in a competitive market and it appears Rick knows how to win.  And Michigan could use that.  Last time I checked Michigan has the highest unemployment rate and who better to fix that than a businessman?  I hope Snyder’s ad has brought him to the front of the Michigan voters mind.  He’s been lagging behind his opponents but the ad is sure to help.

Round Up: Palin, Tea Party, Republican Party

February 7, 2010

Ok, as I’m sure everyone is aware yesterday the first Tea Party Convention ended with a speech from Sarah Palin. Before I talk about Sarah Palin’s speech I wanted to share my thoughts on the Tea Party and it’s impact on the Republican Party.  The Tea Party has announced they are starting a new Political Action Committee which has given rise to the questions of a possible Tea Party third party.  In all honesty, the idea of the Tea Party becoming a third party is a horrible idea.  America is a two party system. Period.  A third party will 1) divide conservatives and 2) solidify wins for the democrats.  Ronald Reagan addressed the issue of a possible third party in his CPAC speech in 1977:

 I believe the Republican Party can hold and should provide the political mechanism through which the goals of the majority of Americans can be achieved. For one thing, the biggest single grouping of conservatives is to be found in that party. It makes more sense to build on that grouping than to break it up and start over. Rather than a third party, we can have a new first party made up of people who share our principles. I have said before that if a formal change in name proves desirable, then so be it.

The point is, the Republican party is a mess right now.  There are some RINO’s that need to go.   The solution, however, is not to start from scratch and build a new party.  The solution is to infiltrate the republican party with true conservatives.  The Tea Party will be a huge help in achevieng that goal.

On to Sarah Palin.  First, let’s just get the whole “Palin cheated using notes” thing out of the way.   I would hardly call it cheating like the Huffington Post did.  Sure, it may not have been the most professional thing ever, but who hasn’t done that before?  The bottom line, in my opinion is that it doesn’t not help her with the people who can’t take her seriously.  I’m a huge Palin fan.   Anyone who read my post about the book signing knows that.  I would assume those were a few point she didn’t want to forget so she jotted them on her hand.  Maybe a napkin would’ve been a better choice but she went for the hand.  Not to mention the fact that I’d rather someone write notes on their hand and take a peek at them for a second than watch a disconnected speech with a nose held high and a teleprompter for an hour.  Just sayin’.  As far as her speech overall, I thought it was excellent.  She sounded comfortable, and fired up.  She hit on all the major issues conservatives are concerned with and she nailed them all.  Her jabs at Obama were winners as well.  Sarah Palin also sat down with FOX New’s Chris Wallace.  During the interview Palin said she wouldn’t rule out a 2012 run, in fact she tought it’d be an awful idea to rule it out.  Which brings me to my last line of discussion in this post.  President Sarah Palin?  Is it  realistic?  Can she do it?  I for one am a huge fan of Sarah Palin, I don’t think she is lacking in experience.  In fact, compared to Obama she has more experience.  I probably would vote for her in a primary, but I can’t say for sure because I don’t know if she will run or who the other candidates will be.  But, let’s imagine she is running.  The reality, in my opinion, is that it will be very difficult for her to win the primary and become the candidate.  I see it that way for several reasons.  One, she is constantly being blasted by the “lamestream media.”  And I know, I know, Sarah Palin doesn’t care what the media says.  But that’s not the point.  People watch the LSM, and they listen.  2008 is a perfect example.  The media did everything possible to make her look ridiculous and in a way they succeeded.  One of my closest friends and one of my teachers said they have a hard time taking her seriously because of what the media did.  Her image has been so distorted by the media and it will only get harder for her to repair that image.  Sure, her base knows the real her.  That doesn’t change the fact that people watch and listen to the LSM.  My other point is that there are a lot of Republicans who will not vote for her.  My dad for one has said he still needs her to convince him she’s the best choice, if she runs.  One of my “tweeps” said he wouldn’t vote for her in the primary but would in the general election.  I think that is the biggest obstacle Sarah Palin will have to overcome if she does decides to run in 2012.  I guess my message is, don’t settle on Sarah right now.  We have no idea who is going to run in 2012.  Yes, Sarah Palin appears to be a great option right now.  But we can’t sit here and say “Sarah Palin will be our next President.”  We don’t know that.  We have got to keep our options open.  In all honesty, I think Sarah Palin is best when she is out giving speeches for other causes and candidates and firing up the base.  I just think it’s a bit premature to say that Sarah Palin will be our candidate in 2012.  Sarah Palin is not the only true conservative out there.  She may be the most popular right now, but she is not the only one.

Update: Remember when the media jumped all over Obama for using a teleprompter to speak to 6th graders?  Oh… wait.  But Palin write 7 words on her hands and media goes nuts.  Go figure

Congrats Brown! #MASEN!

January 20, 2010

Quick thoughts on Brown’s victory.

A few short moments ago Marcia Marsha Martha Coakely conceded.   Which means, SCOTT BROWN HAS WON Ted Kennedy’s “THE PEOPLE’S SEAT!”  I was switching channels throughout the night to see the different takes, I parked on MSNBC for a few minutes.  When I turned it on Rachel Maddow was talking with Howard Dean and they both agreed that you can’t blame someone else for  a loss… unless his name is Bush.  Yeah, I was hoping the blame Bush game had run its course.  No, no, MSNBC can’t just accept they lost, they’ve gotta blame it on someone, so hey why not Bush?  Who else, I mean it’s not like Obama went and campaigned for Coakely…oh..wait…

Keep playing your games liberals.  Blame Bush, Blame Palin, and bash tea partiers and voters.  It’s working, maybe not in your favor but it’s certainly getting us fired up…and ready to go!

CONGRATULATIONS SCOTT BROWN.  For a republican to win a senate seat held by, perhaps one of the most well known democratic senators is pretty gosh darn impressive.  If you don’t see this as a sign of this to come, well you’re in for a rude awakening!

Oh, and Norah O’Donnell wants you to know Scott Brown supports waterboarding.

Get to work Brown & kill that bill!

“Don’t know much about history…”

January 17, 2010

Hmm… well, let me, let me just process this, I need to process this. Lincoln is your favorite Founder? Really Ms. Brzezinski? And Palin’s the doofus? Yeah, okay. How about heading back to junior high and brushing up on your American History? I’d go on but… it’d be a colossal waste of my time.

A Few Thoughts on 2009

January 2, 2010

Tea Parties/Town Halls “Angry mobs”, “Astroturf”, “Brown shirts”, I call them Patriots.  The media would like you to think they were “angry mobs” and politicians would like you to believe they were “brown shirts” or “Astroturf”.   I went to Tea Party; there was nothing angry about it.  Sure, people were upset but I don’t recall any rioting or fights… wait, there was one fight at a town hall where a man was beat up pretty bad…by SEIU members.  But I digress.  The Tea Party movement, in my opinion, showed the essence of  America.  Everyday Americans fed up with big government who decided to use their first amendment rights (even second amendment in a couple cases, which the media tried to tell us were angry white men with guns when it was actually a clip of a black man).  They were Americans standing up for freedom and they were attacked.  It’s very shocking in this country that citizens would be attacked for defending the very document that made this country what it is today.  The whole idea of going and standing outside for a couple of hours with signs and protesting was a bit awkward to most of the people at these Tea Parties.  But they felt the need to make their voices heard.  Once again, the media would tell you they made no impact but I’d like to challenge that.  Remember when the President wanted healthcare to pass by August?  Obviously, it never did and I contend it’s because of these Tea Parties, town halls, phone calls, emails, and faxes by the outraged Americans.  Keep it up patriots!

Sarah Palin You either love her or you hate her.  And what we learned this year about Sarah Palin is, everyday Americans love her and the media hates her.  She surprised us all, even her biggest supporters when she announced she’d be stepping down from her position as the Governor of Alaska.  Once again, the media took it upon themselves to claim they knew why and that was because she was a quitter and couldn’t handle the media pressure.  Her supporters who actually listened to her reasons and later read her book know the real reason.  She had been bogged down by ethics complaint after ethics complaint and it was becoming impossible for her to govern her state the way she should be.  Her focus was constantly being shifted to another bogus complaint she had to try and explain off and it starting costing the state far too much money.  She stepped down to ensure herself the chance to make an impact and help not just her state but the country without being attacked and it being on the dime of the Alaskan worker.  November 17 rolled around and the book everyone had been waiting for was released, Going Rogue: An American Life.  We’d finally get to hear the TRUE story about Sarah Palin’s upbringing, family life and the campaign.  The media, unsurprisingly, decided to, not only attack Sarah Palin but to attack her supporters.  The book tour was covered poorly by those in the “lame stream” media and her supporters were pegged as “mostly white”, “uneducated about the issues”, and “confused about Sarah Palin’s policies.”  All things the media WISHES were true.  All-in-all I’d call it a pretty good year for Sarah Palin, despite what the media tries to tell you, she is and will be a force in the conservative movement for quite some time.   Look at it this way; name one other politician or public figure that can impact the debate on a national issue just from a simple Facebook note?  Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Health care Wasn’t that supposed to pass like… in August?  Oh right, no one wants it.  Except Obama and Congress.  I’m convinced it’s because of the work of the American people that healthcare is having such a hard time passing.  Now, we did see it pass the Senate to go to conference on Christmas Eve, but I don’t see it passing and becoming law.  At least, not in the form the democrats would like to see.  I realize our elected officials are busy but if you plan on passing a bill to make the law of the land you better read it and know exactly what it says.  Do you think the founders just had someone scribble down some ideas on to a piece of paper so they could debate it then pass it without knowing what it said?  Yeah, me neither.  So, congress, do your job.  Before I end on this topic (truthfully I’m so sick of hearing about Healthcare I didn’t feel like writing about it, but it was one of the biggest things in 2009) I want to share a couple of the beefs I have with the plan.  First, being a young person, I’m really quite frazzled over the idea that you MUST purchase healthcare insurance.  Since when can the government force anyone to buy anything?  If a person doesn’t want healthcare why make them pay for it.  Young people are among the largest group of Americans without health insurance and part of that is because they choose to go without it.  This is the beauty of America where you don’t have to buy something if you don’t want it.  On the same front you also have to take into consideration the amount of extremely wealthy people there are in this country, another beautiful thing about America, you can climb the latter and make all the money you possibly can.  A large majority of wealthy people don’t have healthcare for the simple reason of, they can afford it.  I mean if you are rolling in the dough and generally a pretty healthy person why pay for healthcare if you don’t think you need it?  Or HEY, WHAT ABOUT ALL THE UNEMPLOYED?!  We could work on creating jobs, or ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, that would reduce the number of uninsured… just sayin’.  Another thing with healthcare is the idea that it’ll lead to government run healthcare, after all that is what most democrats, the President and other well known liberals want.  I’ve only been alive for 17, almost 18 years and already I’ve come to the conclusion that the government is awful at running anything.  Honestly, someone name for me an efficient, low cost, absent of fraud, government run program.  Didn’t think so.  There is no such thing as an efficient, low cost government system that is absent of any fraud or abuse.   I rest my case.

Climate gate Like we needed hacked e-mails to tell us global warming is all a lie. Ha!  Meanwhile, Al Gore writes poems.

Afghanistan Did anyone else get the impression that Obama’s speech on his plans for Afghanistan compared to someone being forced to give a speech at a high school graduation?  Like he was told he HAD to do it to make the Americans pleased?  He looked annoyed the whole time.  Then there was his announcement, in which he told our enemy when we are leaving their country, which was a ridiculous idea.  It’s like “Hey hang on Afghanistan we’ll be out of your hair soon!”  Not to mention the fact that he has no idea what the status in Afghanistan will be in July of 2011.  General McChrystal (the man Obama chose) called for 40,000 (I’ve also heard 60,000) troops but Obama settled for 30,000.  A war is to be fought with the goal of winning and the President should be giving our men and women everything possible they need to win or leave.  When you have a President whose support of the effort of our men and women is severely lacking it greatly harms the moral of the troops.  The President is first and foremost our Commander in Chief and should be doing everything in his power to help our military in protecting our nation. 

Obama’s czars Remember the communist Glenn Beck got rid of?  Yeah, he was just one of many that still exist.  Two that really irk me are John Holdren and Cass Sunstein.  One of which believes animals should be given a right to an attorney and another who advocates for infanticide because a fetus doesn’t become a human until age 3 in his eyes.  Oh yeah! Another one that kills me is Kevin Jennings, the safe school czar.  He’s a real winner.  Check out some books he’d like to have your children reading in school and you’ll see why this guy ought to be kicked out of the White House STAT.

Fort Hood & Christmas Day “crotch bomber” 2 words, PROFILE AWAY!

The Beer Summit…was stupid.

2009 Special Elections Doug Hoffman.  He’s the guy that lost because Sarah Palin endorsed him right?  Wrong, media lie, again.  Doug Hoffman Is one of those everyday Americans who happened to be fed up with the way government is working and took it upon himself to try and make a difference.  He entered the race as a Conservative and ran against a Democrat and a Democrat (well she was supposed to be a republican but I don’t buy it).  He was a no name, and not a charismatic, brilliant speaker by any stretch of the imagination but he knew what he was talking about and just wanted to stop the wasteful spending and put government back in the hands of the people of the 23rd district of New York.  We all know how election night ended, Hoffman lost but by a small margin (5%)  There were also 2 big governor’s races in Virginia and New Jersey.  The race in Virginia was basically over before it started.  The Republican won!  New Jersey, however, was a bit tighter.  Barack Obama knew it was a tight one so he endorsed the Democrat.  Remember how Sarah Palin endorsed Hoffman?  In a facebook note.  Well Barack Obama, the President, went to New Jersey TWICE to campaign for the guy and the democrat lost.   Hmm, funny I don’t remember the media blaming the democrat’s loss on Obama’s impact in the race?  They must have overlooked it. 

Norah O’Donnell I am bringing up this topic because it’s something that happened in 2009 that I, personally will remember for the rest of my life.  In case you haven’t heard/seen/read about the incident I’ll give the condensed version.  On November 18 I went to meet Sarah Palin at the Grand Rapids book signing and while waiting in line I had the treat of doing a LIVE interview with PMS…NBC’s Norah O’Donnell.  What followed was my “15 minutes of fame.”  Tons and I do mean tons of websites picked up on the interview in which O’Donnell tried to stump me.  Several big guys in the media talked about it on their radio or television shows.  Out of it came some great opportunities.  I was interviewed by Alaska’s Number 1 talk radio host Eddie Burke, Newsbusters Mark Finklestein had me on his public access television show “Right Angle”, Jenny Erikson of Smart Girl Politics interivewed me for “The Smart Girl Report” on RFCRadio, and I also participated in several blog talk radio interviews with conservatives and Palin fans.  Not to mention my twitter followers went from a mere 700 to over 1,000 in a matter of 2 days.  I’d call it somewhat of a learning experience.  I say that because I learned how the “lame stream media” operates and I’m ready to take it again if I ever need to.   You can read the full story here

Twitter  Who knew a simple website could turn into a melting pot of conservative ideas?  And a place for conservatives to banter back and forth and get in touch with fellow patriots. I joined twitter in May or June of 2009 and at first I didn’t think much of it but the more conservatives I came in to contact with the more addicted I’ve become.  I could also blame my iPod, which I carry with me everywhere, for the addiction.  If I’m somewhere with wifi I have my iPod out and am checking tweets.  You can mock twitter all you want, but ask any conservative on twitter how they feel about it and they’ll tell you how much they love it.  I’ve “met” so many wonderful people and been engaged in many a conversation about the direction of this nation.  Before you mock twitter, try it out.  In a month you’ll be hooked.  I also, through twitter, met some fellow young conservatives who share my concern not just for the future of this nation but how it will impact our individual lives.  The original four I met  (@paidgophack, @jingstri, @pard68 and @ashlahbee) and myself have actually taken the time to start a new website we hope can become a melting pot of ideas for young conservatives.  Visit and read our mission statement and join.  It’s not strictly for young people; we value the input of our elders and want to learn all we can!  Visit the Conservative Youth Project.

Have a wonderful 2010 everyone!  Congress, we’re coming for you!