Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $77,204
Woo hoo!! And now less than $10.8k to go!! Thank you all very much!! God bless

Posts by Jefferson Spins

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Democrat Racism Rears its Ugly Head in the Virginia Lt. Governor's Race?

    10/28/2013 10:45:50 AM PDT · 24 of 24
    Jefferson Spins to driftless2
    Of course, this has been going for many decades.

    True. Very sad, but true.

    Our Nation was founded on individual liberty, personal responsibility, and impartial justice for all. And while there were obvious shortcomings at our Nation's founding, even these few flaws did not negate the noble experiment and truly groundbreaking notion of a government subordinate to The People.

    The most tragic part of all that has happened in the last six to ten decades is that we've urinated it all away.

    We've fallen so far from where we once were, pulling down upon ourselves the consequences of which we were warned in the observation, "Those who exchange liberty for security deserve--and will have--neither."

    I'm convinced there is a special place in Hell for those who willingly deceived themselves and others in order to pretend that concentrating power into the hands of a few ideologues was a better system of government than one based upon individual liberty. It's just sad that as a direct result of their deceptions and delusions, we all have to go through some measure of Hell on earth.

  • Democrat Racism Rears its Ugly Head in the Virginia Lt. Governor's Race?

    10/28/2013 6:00:21 AM PDT · 20 of 24
    Jefferson Spins to driftless2
    All I got back was bile and nasty words...none of them refuted anything I said. Because they couldn’t refute anything.

    That's what is utterly fascinating about members of The Collectivist Left: not only are they flat-out unable to compete in the arena of ideas, but they immediately resort to the very tactics they accuse us conservatives and individualists of using. They can't compete with E.W. Jackson's ideas, so what do they do? They deface his yard signs. Utterly fascinating. In a sick, twisted, demented sort of way, mind you, but nevertheless fascinating.

    A bit off-topic, but in the 2009 and 2010 time-frame when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was still a bill, a Leftist colleague of mine couldn't refute my arguments against Obamacare; so he went straight to the vitriol and ad hominem attacks, loudly asking (and I quote) "What the hell have you been smoking?!!"

    So loud, in fact, that our boss had to come out of his office to tell us to cool it. (And no, it didn't escape my notice that I was also told to cool it even though I wasn't the one shouting....)

    How do you compete with Collectivists who are not only conveniently ignorant, but are also deliberately dumb? How can you penetrate the fog of ideology that envelopes the minds of otherwise smart people? (My colleague I mentioned above is one of the smartest men I know. Outside of politics, that is.)

    I just don't know how you compete with deliberately delusional behavior. And somehow we conservatives and individualists are the crazy ones.

    Unreal. Talk about a bizarro world, no?

  • Obama to GOP: 'Win an election' to change policies

    10/18/2013 9:18:43 AM PDT · 130 of 130
    Jefferson Spins to caww
    Well I really did try to find an appropriate way to say thank you for your post......some things leave an impact for which there are no words for.... This is one of them.

    Your kind words there are thanks enough. Besides, whatever thanks I may be due is only due me by proxy: whatever encouragement I have to pass along comes from a higher power. I am, at best, a conduit.

    Grace and peace.

  • Obama to GOP: 'Win an election' to change policies

    10/18/2013 4:02:49 AM PDT · 123 of 130
    Jefferson Spins to caww
    Corruption abounds in every facet of the USA...from it’s politics, to business and throughout our nation now. It is each man for himself as there are no moral boundaries to stop it.

    That's the ultimate tragedy of abandoning our Judeo-Christian heritage in exchange for the empty promises of multi-culturalism and "Separation of Church and State" secularism. What's the old phrase? "When people don't stand for something they'll fall for anything."

    Sure, buzz-words like "tolerance" and "co-existence" sound, at first blush, open-minded. But they are little more than invitingly open doors to muddle-headed thinking. When a nation's individuals abandon notions of right vs. wrong and instead get caught up in discussions of what's legal vs. illegal, then that nation is on the wrong path. After all, not too long ago it was actually legal to kill Jews in Europe. Even Jewish children. Heaven help us when we set up Man (or a simple majority of a nation's men and women) as the ultimate arbiter(s) of the correctness of a thing; heaven help us when we don't look to God as the final authority of the appropriateness our actions.

    I fear we have passed, or are close, to the point of no return unless the people do rise up with a mighty voice, I can’t see that happening when we are fast being outnumbered as the influx of undesirables, and they are coming in masses, continues to infiltrate our nation...invited and otherwise.

    C.S. Lewis noted that even during World War II there were periods of time, and some of them prolonged periods, where circumstances really did appear to be lost: where it looked as if the Nazis in Europe and the Imperial Japanese in the Pacific were, in fact, going to prevail. Sometimes the darkest point of night is just before the dawn.

    I encourage you not to surrender to the temptation to abandon hope. Yes, things are bleak. In Virginia, for example, it is quite possible that in a few weeks we will elect Democrat Terry McAuliffe instead of conservative Ken Cuccinelli to be our next governor. And this, despite the fact that McAuliffe has no significant executive experience (outside of crony-capitalism ventures) and has troubling ties to several shady enterprises. Whereas Mr. Cuccinelli has an exemplary record and would make an incredibly good governor.

    McAuliffe may very well be Virginia's next governor despite the fact he will likely use the Governor's Mansion as a springboard for Hillary Clinton's 2016 bid to the White House. (Just as Democrat Tim Kaine, our governor prior to our current one, Republican Bob McDonald, brazenly used Virginia resources to bolster Barack's bid in 2008. Then-Governor Kaine was, you see, also the chairman of the DNC. Thus, nary a peep was spoken by the news media about his abuse of his gubernatorial power because it was all for a good cause, don't you know.)

    So again, things appear bleak. Distressingly bleak. But I for one refuse to toss in the towel. I encourage--no, I implore--you and everyone else: continue to stand firm. Hold. The. Line. Sure, the collectivists would no doubt kill us conservatives and individualists just as soon as look at us. After all, they know that in the arena of ideas they'd lose; they know that the only way they can win is to eliminate the competition rather than meeting it head-on.

    And if that day comes where a collectivist toady points a gun to my skull because I refuse to knuckle under, I will look him in the eye and glaringly declare that though he can kill me, he can not make me yield.

  • SERIOUSLY? National Park Service spitefully removes handles from water fountains

    10/10/2013 2:31:04 AM PDT · 144 of 176
    Jefferson Spins to BlatherNaut
    I wonder if anyone actually witnessed the handles being removed. Seems more likely the work of vandals capitalizing on the reduced security presence due to furloughs.

    Though I applaud, in the spirit "innocent to proven guilty", your willingness to entertain another explanation, the truly sad thing about reports like these is this: it is no longer a stretch of the imagination to conclude that the childish spite driving these actions is, in fact, emanating from the highest office of the land. With the Obama White Spite House, anything is possible.

    The only silver lining to the horribly dark cloud that has descended upon America is that when I speak with my lefty family members (every family has a few), I can now ask them a question: "Do you honestly believe that if a Republican President presided over such blatantly spiteful National Park Service actions that the major news outlets would remain as quiet as they are doing today with Obama's NPS? Do you honestly think that erecting barricades around the open-air World War II memorial while allowing National Mall access to supporters of some favored interest group to erect a stage would not be resoundingly condemned by ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and the AP every moment of every day?"

    In short, my lefty family members finally have to concede that the major news outlets are, in fact, far from impartial. To claim otherwise is just plain delusional. Yes, there's always a delusional hold-out or two. There always will be. But I'm not talking about them. I'm talking about the members of my family who grew up Democrat, and just never had--or took--the time to look into why.

    All of the petulance, arrogance, and childishness that is Barack Obama and his fellow travelers is now exposed for all to see. All the talk about George W. Bush being an imperial president is now coming home to roost when it is abundantly clear that Bush didn't even attempt one-tenth of one percent of what Obama has already done.

    Whether this will translate into fewer people voting Democrat in the future is anyone's guess. Life-long habits and delusions are hard to give up. So I, for one, am not holding my breath. Still, the disgust at Obama I now see in the eyes of my loved ones who up till recently had a favorable opinion of Barry baby is a welcome change. Up till now some of my family members thought I was the wacky one. Now they're finally wondering if I hadn't been right all along.

  • Why Is Obama Trying to Start a Race War?

    07/21/2013 7:06:01 AM PDT · 25 of 78
    Jefferson Spins to SandRat
    In a South African prison of the time period.

    And no golf courses around. No, scratch that. Make sure there is a golf course in plain view of Obama's prison window--but make sure he never, ever gets to play a round there!

  • Why Is Obama Trying to Start a Race War?

    07/21/2013 6:55:09 AM PDT · 13 of 78
    Jefferson Spins to SandRat
    He wants to be America's Nelson Mandela,....

    Fine. Let's start by tossing him in prison for 28 years....

  • Sharpton: 'Slap in the Face to Those Who Believe in Justice in This Country'

    07/13/2013 10:29:56 PM PDT · 78 of 90
    Jefferson Spins to mykroar
    The thing that frosts me the most about Sharpton and the other race-baiters is that they specifically want us to ignore the content of a person's character and focus exclusively upon skin color, when that color happens to be black. That Trayvon Martin™ behaved like a thug and probably precipitated his own death is of no importance. Only the color of his skin matters.

    Good golly: decades ago there were actual injustices and lynchings done to people of color simply because they weren't white. It was unspeakably horrible. But to attempt to conflate what happened to those innocent people decades ago with what happened to Trayvon Martin™ in 2012 is just plain sickening.

    Trayvon Martin™ was not some innocent. No, no one is happy he is dead. But to paint this whole tragic event as just another example of how America is still some rat-fink racist country cheapens and trivializes the real suffering of--and the horrible injustices inflicted upon--individuals of color those many years ago.

    Can not Sharpton, Holder, and Obama see this? Can they not see that by engaging in their race-baiting actions they surrender the very moral high ground they claim to defend?

    So Reverend Sharpton, et. al. do me the courtesy of allowing me to assess someone, even someone now unfortunately dead, by the content of his character, without calling me a racist because that said someone had no character--or at least no character worthy of emulating--and just happened to be black.

  • SF Sidewalk Cleaners Can’t Keep Up With The Call Of Nature [urine]

    07/12/2013 4:24:14 AM PDT · 28 of 30
    Jefferson Spins to ImaGraftedBranch
    I work for. French company, and I can tell you that France does this EVERY Night. If not, there would be no vacationers to Paris.

    Perhaps. But most Europeans have a decidedly different demeanor when it comes to bodily functions, no? They are not as "uptight" about taking a leak in public as are we Americans. At least that's been my experience: I've seen men unzip and let loose with nary a cursory turn away from onlookers. But then again, in Paris there are kiosks with pictures of topless women plastered on all sides for all the world to see...and yet no one but us yokel Yankees seem to give those kiosks a second glance.

    If what I've seen is common, then a urine smell in Paris would almost be expected.

    I hate iPads determining what to write for me!

    What do you expect from a product designed by progressives in California? After all, you're just a dumb conservative, right? So clearly you need a smart liberal to determine what is best for you to post.... (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)

    Speaking of determinacy, your tag line is a hoot. Don't worry: though I've collapsed your wave function and thus know where you are, I still can't tell where you're going. Heisenberg's Principle saves the day.


  • California raisin farmer battles feds over Depression-era regulation

    07/10/2013 2:52:37 AM PDT · 6 of 13
    Jefferson Spins to nathanbedford
    The words of Breyer and Kagan betray a breathtaking level of arrogance. To win their votes the litigant must first convince them that his side of the argument advances the social or legal agenda which they favor and then merely supply these jurists with the rationale that makes that agenda appear to be constitutional.

    Hammer, meet nail.

    Someone wiser than I observed that to a conservative, a law is unconstitutional when it runs counter to the text of the US Constitution, but to a liberal the law merely has to offend his or her--ahem--tender sensibilities.

    And look at the mess into which fealty to liberal/progressive/statist sensibilities has landed us. I was born in a free country: America, 50 years ago. It's a utter shame I won't die in one.

  • Today, Google celebrates the Roswell UFO crash of July 8, 1947 with an interactive cartoon

    07/08/2013 1:06:40 PM PDT · 18 of 20
    Jefferson Spins to KosmicKitty
    Use the nuclear fuel/gas/fertilizer to cause the beanstalk to grow. That'll allow your little green man to escape.

    Take note of what the nuclear stuff will do to living creatures. Just sayin'.

  • Obamacare's Slush Fund Fuels A Broader Lobbying Controversy

    05/30/2013 5:20:19 PM PDT · 16 of 19
    Jefferson Spins to American Constitutionalist
    Would it be far fetched to think ? that Obama’s people, liberal politicians could use this very Obamacare slush fund to fund their own political agendas, political campaigns ? to dip and take at will when ever they need the money ?

    Two clichés: "Follow the money" and "Connect the Dots"

    Of course, when the dots are so close together that they darn-near form a line, I think we can be excused for concluding that this was the plan all along. Statists/Progressives/Liberals/Leftists/Democrats hate conservatives far, far more than they love their country and the founding principles upon which it was based. Thus they derive sick pleasure in knowing that we know this slush fund will be used against us.

    That our tax dollars--moneys confiscated from our pockets--will be at their complete disposal, and will be used in ways to advance their liberty-destroying collectivist agendas, gives them almost demonic delight.

    But then, you already know this. I'm saying nothing new or profoundly insightful. It's so manifestly obvious it hurts.

  • Obamacare's Slush Fund Fuels A Broader Lobbying Controversy

    05/30/2013 5:04:49 PM PDT · 13 of 19
    Jefferson Spins to Alas Babylon!
    I think I’m going to start a TEA Party and Constitutional Education based non-profit group and apply for some of these government funds.

    Do you think the IRS and HHS will fast-track my applications?

    Two words: uh..., no.

    Oh wait! Your implied sarcasm tag just got through the "special" review process reserved especially for conservatives. I can see it now.

    So, never mind my "uh..., no." reply above. Cheers.

  • Supreme Court to hear case on Obama's alleged forged documents (Photos)

    01/14/2013 3:41:09 AM PST · 55 of 56
    Jefferson Spins to celtic gal
    I would hope the nation I served in the Armed Forces was not for all for naught.

    Your service was not for naught. Hold to that notion. Bitterly cling to it if necessary. Fight the temptation to toss in the towel and resigningly accept America's decline. Yes, our Republic is imperiled from within. Yes, the days seem dark. Especially with so many feckless fools about the land and in the halls of power.

    The night is darkest just before the dawn. A cornball cliché, yes, but an encouraging one, no? Sure, Obama has not the honor to see how frightfully he dishonors both himself as the Commander in Chief and the military men and women he leads. But his deplorable lack of honor will only make greater the contrast when there finally arises a man or woman of honor to turn back the tide.

    Thank you for your service. It was not in vain.

  • Supreme Court to hear case on Obama's alleged forged documents (Photos)

    01/12/2013 5:35:28 AM PST · 43 of 56
    Jefferson Spins to sourcery; Baynative
    Baynative wrote:
    Would all the laws and executive orders he has signed still stand?

    sourcery replied:
    Not any of the Executive Orders. The laws would stand only if they would have become law in the absence of a Presidential signature.

    Just like a bad call on a football field which leads to the team that benefitted from the bad call winning the game, I fear that even if Obama is found ineligible, it won't negate the force of law of the Bills he signed into Law.

    Why? Well, consider this. Let's say the officials in a football game do blow a call on the field. (But there wasn't unequivocal proof that they blew the call, and so the call stood.) Then, the team that benefited from that call, Team X, went on to win the game. Further, what if that win then propelled them to win the conference, and then the Super Bowl? Then, a day after the Super Bowl, a fan's video surfaces that proves the blown call was, in fact, wrong. What then? Do we then say, "my bad, do-over" and somehow attempt to roll back the clock? Is Team X's win of the Super Bowl somehow negated?

    Similarly, once Barack Hussein Obama, hmm, hmm, hmm, was immaculated in January 2009, the game was over. It doesn't matter that he was ineligible to serve as President: he as installed as President. The bridge was crossed; the bridge was burned.

    After all, there has to be a sense of credibility and stability in the interactions between nations, and in the interactions of citizens within a nation. There has to be a point in time where "do-overs" are dismissed because of the uncertainty and upset they would cause. Personally I'd love nothing more than for Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi, and Barack Obama to be summarily humiliated--and brought up on charges of fraud. I'd love nothing more than the stain of the last 4 years to be washed clean.

    But surely that would lead to a slew of unintended consequences? If everything that Obama did was Null and Void, just what would that mean? To us as citizens, to our allies, and even to our enemies? Moreover, just who would get to decide what that means?

    I have no idea. I'm not a lawyer. But I daresay that the upset and turmoil would be equisite.

    Just my 2¢. Cheers.

  • Supreme Court to hear case on Obama's alleged forged documents (Photos)

    01/12/2013 5:01:21 AM PST · 40 of 56
    Jefferson Spins to Baynative; celtic gal
    Baynative wrote:
    He could be proved ineligible and it would [sic] matter a lick: ....

    celtic gal wrote:
    I keep praying for some grounds to surface for Impeachment and ultimate prison for 0bama and all his henchpersons...

    And this exposes what was so pernicious and insideous about the Leftists' defense of Bill Clinton's crimes, and the Senate aquitting him of both Impeachment charges in February 1999: he commited crimes; two of four charges of Impeachment cleared the House and were sent to the Senate; and a trial ensued.

    But it didn't matter a lick.

    Worse, precident was set. The failure of our Political Process to hold accountable those who couldn't exercise self-restraint or hold themselves accountable was revealed. Trumpeted even: that tiresome yarn, "everybody lies about sex", was oh-so-threadbare at the end. But it still worked. If you or I lied to a Federal Grand Jury (even about sex), we'd face jailtime or other terrible consequences. Bill Clinton? The only consequence was sick celebrity.

    Bill Clinton's crimes were bad enough. But they were mere peccadilloes compared to the mendacious actions and behaviors in which The Ruling Class™ currently engages.

    I suspect that Obama's eligibility and certification will one day be looked back upon as the turning point. Future historians will hang on that nailhead the notion that America began to bottom-out when we failed to take seriously the plain language of our Foundational Law of the Land that is the US Constitution. That because we ignored the plain precepts of a Natural Born Cititzen; that because we engaged in either nuanced arguments to muddy the clear Constitutional waters, or we engaged in eligibilty end-runs in an effort to be expeient; and that because we used twisted logic and pretzled thinking to rationalize our own feckless behaviors as we frittered away the sanctity of our free-elections: future historians will no doubt point to the Presidential election of 2008 as a watershed moment. A flow of water most foul; the influent to a waste water treatment plant seen as cleaner.

    That 2008 will serve as a bookmark when the United States of America, though still a Nation of Laws on paper, ceased to be be one in practice; that we became a Nation of Men--with all the accompanying cronism and patronage--instead.

    Even so, I refuse to abandon hope for our Representative Republic. Sure, the elections of 2008 and 2012 might be where America began to bottom-out. But I refuse to believe we will stay there.

  • 25 People, Places, And Things Liberals Love To Hate (Great List)

    01/12/2013 3:15:19 AM PST · 5 of 31
    Jefferson Spins to Kaslin
    I've long said that to a conservative, something is unconstitutional when it runs counter to the plain language of the Constitution, whereas for a liberal, it merely has to run counter to his or her tender sensitivities. That's what makes this list so tragically funny: we laugh at it but to Leftists, it's deadly serious because it exposes why their tender sensitivities should simply not be trusted.

    As Reagan insightfully opined, "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."

    But then, I'm speaking to the choir here, aren't I?

  • Every Idea Is an Incitement

    01/07/2013 11:25:35 AM PST · 26 of 30
    Jefferson Spins to HomeAtLast; Kaslin
    Adams, it’s a college FGS. If you can’t stand immature people, maybe YOU should join the Army.

    Though I doubt Kaslin needs me to jump in, here goes.

    I am curious, HAL, about your objection. If we were talking about high school students, I'd be right with you. But we're not: it's a 400-level college course. The students are seniors in college. Should we not expect men and women in their early twenties attending college to be mature? If not in college, then when?

    In post #23 you chide Kaslin with "Condescend much?" So my inner busy-body kicked in, and I am compelled to ask: how is Kaslin's comment in post #15 condescending? I just don't see it. (Not that it's any of my business mind you. Just curious.)

    And has it escaped your notice that your own comment, quoted above, is itself condescending? Surely you see this? Will you give yourself a pass but not Kaslin?


    We now return to our regularly scheduled discussion thread. Cheers.

  • Every Idea Is an Incitement

    01/07/2013 10:30:54 AM PST · 25 of 30
    Jefferson Spins to maica
    My nieces and nephews relate stories all the time about the kowtowing they have to do to their leftist professors - no matter what the subject matter is supposed to be. Since they have heard alternative views in their own families they are aware of the slant, and the ‘liberties’ taken by their professors.

    I work at a major university, though not as a professor. (Far from it. I'm a lowly IT guy.) It breaks my heart that those causing all the kowtowing are therefore the very ones stifling true critical thinking, the free exchange of ideas, and darn near everything else that higher education purports to provide.

    Unfortunately, too many children have not been exposed at all to other than leftist views. Starting in pre-school children are being encouraged to believe that their parents are uninformed and it is up to the child to ‘educate’ the parent.

    Which is more than just heartbreaking, is it not? It's downright chilling. I wonder how long it will be until the children are encouraged not to educate their "uninformed" parents, but to turn in them in?

  • Every Idea Is an Incitement

    01/07/2013 8:06:52 AM PST · 21 of 30
    Jefferson Spins to maica
    Since the course Adams is preparing to teach is a senior ‘capstone’ course, it is very likely that every student enrolled has had previous studies with Professor Adams. He is just getting them in the mood for his presentations with this email.

    I doubt that any of his ‘offendings’ are new to these students.

    Good point. This CRM 495 course, after all, is for 21- and 22-year-olds, not adolescents. Surely they'd be sufficiently grown-up by now? By age alone, if not by previous exposure to Professor Adams's teaching style?

    Of course, we do now live under The Tyranny of the Easily Offended. Mature adults must park their thinking caps and don their inner-adolescent at the classroom door. Too bad that the free exchange of ideas as well as stimulating, spirited discussions also remain outside the classroom door as a result.

  • Every Idea Is an Incitement

    01/07/2013 6:17:20 AM PST · 17 of 30
    Jefferson Spins to yldstrk
    ok why does he hate girls with fathers who were neglectful

    How does his being bluntly--and perhaps even abrasively--frank in his observation of "girls with daddy issues" translate into "he hate[s] girls"?

    Please don't misunderstand. I'm not attacking you; but I am questioning your conclusion. Help me out here. To my eye he's bluntly (and yes, abrasively) telling his female students that he simply doesn't want to be a surrogate father. In any context. However temporarily.

    And though I think that he is wrong to do so (think of the opportunity for not only shepherding a young woman past the pain of her past, but also to help her grow beyond episodes of adolescent hyperventilation), so what? How does his bluntness mean "hate" exactly?

    and how is this a “conservative” position exactly?

    If you're trying to play the "Hate is not a Family Value" meme, then I respectfully ask you to consider the possibility that you are allowing emotion to cloud your thinking. To my eye the CRM 495 professor, with his "Go tell your daddy" comment, is merely pointing out to his female students (again, in an abrasive fashion) that he doesn't think he can do anything about fixing their daddy issues. So, again I ask you, how does that mean "he hates girls"? I'll concede that he may very well hate the hyperventilating. (After all, something's put a burr in his butt.) But hating the bad behavior is light-years away from hating the person, no?

    And isn't it a conservative position to expect others to take responsibility for their lives rather than playing the victim card all the time? I was abused as a child. So what? The hallmark of humankind seems to be that The Innocent suffer at the hands of The Powerful. There's been plenty of child abuse and neglect for centuries; and there will be plenty more to come I'm afraid.

    But if I'm late for class in college (or miss a project deadline at work), I need to own up to it. Not blame my father or mother for the crappy way they treated me as a child. And if I do have profound emotional scars (many of us do), I need to seek professional help, maybe even psychiatric help. Trying to turn my sociology professor into something he is not is patently unfair to him. Perhaps that's why he comes across as so pissed?


  • Every Idea Is an Incitement

    01/07/2013 4:19:03 AM PST · 5 of 30
    Jefferson Spins to Kaslin
    Methinks the little old ladies of both sexes will go thoroughly apoplectic when they read this little jewel. He he he.


  • Talking to Liberals: Part VI

    01/05/2013 5:06:22 AM PST · 7 of 10
    Jefferson Spins to kreitzer
    I don't know if it's possible for the conservative movement to speak to them in terms that they'll represent fairly. Milton Friedman did it, but he took them by surprise, and they've since hardened their semantic arguments to his kind of rationality. But if the republic is to survive, I believe we need to figure out a way.

    Indeed, if our Republic is to survive in any meaningful manner (and not just on paper), we need to find a way. Convincing an individual of the Leftist persuasion of the error of his ways is a frightfully tough nut to crack.

    But we all know this already.

    So, is it "possible for the conservative movement to speak to them in terms that they'll represent fairly"? Possible, yes. Likely? IMHO, no.

    It's a no-brainer that many members of the Main Sycophant Media see themselves as part of The Ruling Class™. Thus, when a conservative expresses any challenge to any Ruling Class™ member's words or actions, the MSM see that challenge as an affront to and an assault on their fellow travelers.

    But, again, we all know this.

    Still, we must find a way. For my part, I pray every day for guidance on this and other fronts. If we don't find a way, then our once-proud Representative Republic soon will be little more than a mockery of all that Washington, Madison, Jefferson, and their contemporaries made just a few short centuries ago.

    Let's not pooch this. Western Civilization hangs in the balance.

  • Need Help With My Bumper Sticker:

    09/02/2012 6:19:00 AM PDT · 54 of 75
    Jefferson Spins to Vinylly
    "Obama spent $5 Trillion in 4 years and all I got was this lousy bumper sticker."

    Or, "The Chair may be taken, but it sure ain't filled."

    Or, "Who'da thunk that 'Spread the Wealth' really meant 'raid my wallet'?"

  • Caption this photo...

    09/01/2012 5:12:53 PM PDT · 5 of 25
    Jefferson Spins to OL Hickory
    If you want to see the #&%@! teleprompter better, stop yer lazy-@ss slouchin'.

    Now shut up and let me get back to speakin' to the adults.

  • Who Gets a Pass?

    08/09/2012 7:40:10 AM PDT · 12 of 18
    Jefferson Spins to houeto; Yosemitest
    Is that for real?!?

    I'm not so sure if it is real. (No offense, Yosemitest.)

    Just my , um, 5¢.

  • 10 Things That Would Be Happening Today If Obama's Policies Were Working

    05/05/2012 4:14:45 AM PDT · 9 of 18
    Jefferson Spins to pepsionice
    I suspect we have an entire generation of buyers who will never step foot into a GM dealership ever again....all because of Gov’t involvement.

    Whether your suspicions bear out or not, FWIW I will never buy a Gov'ment Motors vehicle ever again. Period. End of discussion. Which is sad, really. At one time GM, and especially Buick, made fine vehicles.

    Now? Oldsmobile's gone. Pontiac?--poof. And the very name GM has been so sullied by our Community Agitator in Chief that its once proud reputation has effectively been flushed down the crapper. Thanks, Barry!

    That's what amazes me about those who still support Obama and his fellow travelers: his "anti-Midas" touch turns things to sh_t (Solyndra, anyone?), and yet they continue to cheer as if his touch were the golden one.

  • But What about Justice for Zimmerman?

    04/24/2012 3:03:02 AM PDT · 11 of 37
    Jefferson Spins to M1911A1
    There’s a common opinion there that once Zimmerman committed the “crime” of profiling Martin, Martin was only being reasonable by physically assaulting Zimmerman. Martin’s unavoidable black rage was unleashed by the racist cop wannabe and his obvious bigotry, and he was merely dealing out a well deserved beating to the much larger Zimmerman.

    The tragic irony exposed by that attitude is those who think "whitey" is only getting what he deserves have completely surrendered the moral high-ground.

    Yes, people of color suffered years ago merely for the color of their skin. But to hold me (or any other white man) to blame for that is intellectually dishonest--and again, it surrenders the moral high-ground.

    I had nothing to do with what happened to blacks decades or even months ago. But if I'm judged not by the content of my character but instead by merely the color of my caucasian skin, then those who judge me so are just as evil as the plantation owners and the Jim Crow proponents of the South.

    Which is a sad, tragic irony indeed.

    Not that the likes of Jackson, Sharpton, or Obama give a rat's rear end, mind you. Race-baiters remain race-baiters. No matter how flowing their rhetoric. No matter what their station.

  • Iowa Republicans blast law school over refusal to hire conservative professor as faculty

    04/07/2012 5:55:20 AM PDT · 1 of 12
    Jefferson Spins
    I think we can be excused for concluding that to Leftists, "diversity" means only variety of color, not variety of thought.

    For what it's worth, there was another recent FR thread related to Teresa Wagner's story here.

  • Dick Cheney receives heart transplant

    03/25/2012 6:23:08 AM PDT · 264 of 306
    Jefferson Spins to rlmorel
    Thank you for posting this cleverly annotated image

    Dare I say this annotated image could be accurately titled,
    "Why leftists so viscerally hate Dick Cheney."

    My office is full of leftists. I think I'll print your edited image and post it on my cubicle wall just to remind them how little true tolerance they have.

    Godspeed Dick Cheney.

  • FAU student caught on camera attacking staff, students [Blatant Racism Caught on Video]

    03/21/2012 4:08:26 AM PDT · 16 of 76
    Jefferson Spins to SoFloFreeper

    Just my 5¢...

    ...Imagine the instant nationwide outcry had this been a white male ranting student who slapped a black female on the head?

  • Top Virginia Court Rebuffs Effort to Investigate Climate Scientist Michael Mann

    03/05/2012 5:25:53 PM PST · 16 of 17
    Jefferson Spins to Boogieman
    “That is, a Leftist’s arguments can win the day only when his audience is ignorant of all the facts.”
    That’s what public education is for!

    Ain't that the truth. Sadly, as sophomoric as our chuckle here may be, it is driven by the realization that, and is a tragic indictment of, just how poorly taught good old fashioned Civics is.

    According to Mr. Jefferson's original quote is a bit longer:

    If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union, or to change it’s republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated, where reason is left free to combat it.

    Sometimes I come close to despair when I realize just how far our once proud Republic has fallen. I am comforted, however, when I remember that even during Thomas Jefferson's day, there were those who valued liberty and truth less than they craved power and dominion over their fellow man.

  • Top Virginia Court Rebuffs Effort to Investigate Climate Scientist Michael Mann

    03/04/2012 1:35:40 PM PST · 14 of 17
    Jefferson Spins to Boogieman
    Two-Shoes here again, using a different computer whose cookies store my "Jefferson Spins" log-in info.

    Academic freedom, in this context, is just a canard. It’s not possible to claim “academic freedom” as a valid defense against fraud committed on the public using state funds. If the state were telling the professor what they couldn’t teach, then that would be an academic freedom issue. Trying to ascertain if someone lied to obtain state funds is a simple law enforcement issue.

    You, sir, couldn't be more correct. This is a law-enforcement issue, plain and simple. Which is precisely why the global warming cultists must conflate Cuccinelli's completely justified efforts to investigate Mann's fraud with a politically-motivated witch hunt. It's sickening.

    And yet, it's just one more example of what I believe is a incontrovertible truth: Liberal arguments are predicated on ignorance. That is, a Leftist's arguments can win the day only when his audience is ignorant of all the facts.

    What's even more tragic is that not too far from the building in which Mann worked while at UVa is an inscription on another building (New Cabell Hall): "Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it." (Yes, I work in Charlottesville, and know the Grounds of the University well.)

    As I said, sickening. And liberals believe that we're the mind-numbed ones.

  • Shorter ‘Washington Post’: Bill '****' Maher’s Million Okay For Obama, GOP Must Abandon Limbaugh

    03/03/2012 5:43:41 PM PST · 39 of 41
    Jefferson Spins to Qbert
    Many other conservatives have pointed this out, but it bears repeating:

    Rush calls Sandra Fluke a whore...all holy hell breaks out;
    William Jefferson Clinton treats Monica Lewinsky like a whore...crickets.

    Nope. No double standard there. Just move along now.

    Oh, but don't forget to drop off your contribution to the contraceptive kitty on your way out. After all, Ms. Fluke has her needs don't ya' know.

  • Tea Party freshman fires back at McCain

    07/28/2011 7:11:23 AM PDT · 35 of 43
    Jefferson Spins to rdcbn
    Uh,.....have not read Tolkien for years. But didn't Hobbits save Middle Earth from the brink of total destruction at the Gates of Mordor.
    Perhaps Mc Cain is onto something here and we should follow up on the whole Hobbit angle.

    I'm seriously considering a change to my tagline so that it reads, "Proud Tea-Party Hobbit since November 5, 2009."

  • Boehner tries to tame GOP on debt ceiling plan

    07/27/2011 8:51:31 AM PDT · 58 of 106
    Jefferson Spins to Sub-Driver
    Someday soon when I drive up US Route 29 from Central Virginia to DC I fully expect to see signs saying, "Welcome to Greece."

  • Senate rejects 'Cut, Cap, Balance'

    07/22/2011 9:24:07 AM PDT · 81 of 199
    Jefferson Spins to org.whodat
    There defense is, a vote to continue debate is not a vote against anything, they will say there were some parts that needs fine tuning, same old crap different day.

    If that is their defense, then it's a laughably lame one. Not to mention overused and threadbare.

    Of course, no one in the sycophant media will call them on this. As you said, same old crap different day.

  • Senate rejects 'Cut, Cap, Balance'

    07/22/2011 9:02:07 AM PDT · 60 of 199
    Jefferson Spins to Pan_Yan
    That’s the motion to proceed. Notice all the (D)s voted ‘Yea’ and all the (R)s voted ‘Nay’.

    Indeed. The motion to proceed to TABLE.

    They voted on this:
    Question: On the Motion to Table (Motion to Table the Motion to Proceed to Consider H.R. 2560 )

    The Senate voted to table CC&B. Fitting that a "yea" vote means no here. We're living in a bizzaro world.

  • Senate rejects 'Cut, Cap, Balance'

    07/22/2011 8:50:52 AM PDT · 46 of 199
    Jefferson Spins to LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
    The Rats voted to default. Too bad.

    Both my Senators (Warner and Webb) are Democrats; and voted Party line. But I repeat myself.

    Here's the breakdown (from

    Akaka (D-HI), Yea
    Alexander (R-TN), Nay
    Ayotte (R-NH), Nay
    Barrasso (R-WY), Nay
    Baucus (D-MT), Yea
    Begich (D-AK), Yea
    Bennet (D-CO), Yea
    Bingaman (D-NM), Yea
    Blumenthal (D-CT), Yea
    Blunt (R-MO), Nay
    Boozman (R-AR), Nay
    Boxer (D-CA), Yea
    Brown (D-OH), Yea
    Brown (R-MA), Nay
    Burr (R-NC), Nay
    Cantwell (D-WA), Yea
    Cardin (D-MD), Yea
    Carper (D-DE), Yea
    Casey (D-PA), Yea
    Chambliss (R-GA), Nay
    Coats (R-IN), Nay
    Coburn (R-OK), Nay
    Cochran (R-MS), Nay
    Collins (R-ME), Nay
    Conrad (D-ND), Yea
    Coons (D-DE), Yea
    Corker (R-TN), Nay
    Cornyn (R-TX), Nay
    Crapo (R-ID), Nay
    DeMint (R-SC), Nay
    Durbin (D-IL), Yea
    Enzi (R-WY), Nay
    Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
    Franken (D-MN), Yea
    Gillibrand (D-NY), Not Voting
    Graham (R-SC), Nay
    Grassley (R-IA), Nay
    Hagan (D-NC), Yea
    Harkin (D-IA), Yea
    Hatch (R-UT), Nay
    Heller (R-NV), Nay
    Hoeven (R-ND), Nay
    Hutchison (R-TX), Nay
    Inhofe (R-OK), Nay
    Inouye (D-HI), Yea
    Isakson (R-GA), Nay
    Johanns (R-NE), Nay
    Johnson (D-SD), Yea
    Johnson (R-WI), Nay
    Kerry (D-MA), Not Voting
    Kirk (R-IL), Nay
    Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
    Kohl (D-WI), Yea
    Kyl (R-AZ), Nay
    Landrieu (D-LA), Yea
    Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea
    Leahy (D-VT), Yea
    Lee (R-UT), Nay
    Levin (D-MI), Yea
    Lieberman (ID-CT), Yea
    Lugar (R-IN), Nay
    Manchin (D-WV), Yea
    McCain (R-AZ), Not Voting
    McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
    McConnell (R-KY), Nay
    Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
    Merkley (D-OR), Yea
    Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
    Moran (R-KS), Nay
    Murkowski (R-AK), Nay
    Murray (D-WA), Yea
    Nelson (D-FL), Yea
    Nelson (D-NE), Yea
    Paul (R-KY), Nay
    Portman (R-OH), Nay
    Pryor (D-AR), Yea
    Reed (D-RI), Yea
    Reid (D-NV), Yea
    Risch (R-ID), Nay
    Roberts (R-KS), Nay
    Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
    Rubio (R-FL), Nay
    Sanders (I-VT), Yea
    Schumer (D-NY), Yea
    Sessions (R-AL), Nay
    Shaheen (D-NH), Yea
    Shelby (R-AL), Nay
    Snowe (R-ME), Nay
    Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
    Tester (D-MT), Yea
    Thune (R-SD), Nay
    Toomey (R-PA), Nay
    Udall (D-CO), Yea
    Udall (D-NM), Yea
    Vitter (R-LA), Nay
    Warner (D-VA), Yea
    Webb (D-VA), Yea
    Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
    Wicker (R-MS), Nay
    Wyden (D-OR), Yea

    01/12/2011 10:07:16 AM PST · 70 of 114
    Jefferson Spins to tobyhill
    The MSM is “Blood Libel”.

    Maybe we should call them the BLM, "Blood Libel Media"?

    I mean, somehow the "Drive-By Media" moniker no longer seems adequate.

  • Clearing the Smoke on Obama’s Eligibility: An Intelligence Investigator’s June 10 Report

    07/30/2009 9:27:57 AM PDT · 353 of 367
    Jefferson Spins to ckilmer
    Let's see: Bill Clinton is white; Barak 0bama is not Constitutionally qualified.

    Makes me wonder: just who will be our first legitimate black/African-American president?

  • How Sotomayor Misspoke

    06/03/2009 9:45:18 AM PDT · 12 of 12
    Jefferson Spins to Steelfish
    But...but we know she's not racist because we've never heard her say "macaca". /s