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  • Why the surprise? Why the urgency?

    01/12/2011 9:55:54 AM PST · by In Bold Colors · 1 replies
    www.stoptheacluu.com ^ | 01/12/2011 | Roger E. Skoff
    It's the same old left-wing demagogic rhetoric: Cover yourself by saying in front that there's no reason to believe what you're about to say, and then go ahead and say it anyway. That way, no one can sue you and you can spread all the lies and wild misrepresentations you want, while still cloaking yourself in a mantle of judicious reasoning and genteel respectability. The Left - the self-styled intelligentsia of this poor benighted country - do it all the time, so their doing it now should come as no surprise. What IS a suprise is...
  • Why the surprise? What's the urgency?

    01/12/2011 9:36:27 AM PST · by In Bold Colors · 2 replies
    stoptheaclu.com ^ | 01/12/2011 | Roger E. Skoff
    It's the same old left-wing demagogic rhetoric: Cover yourself by saying in front that there's no reason to believe what you're about to say, and then go ahead and say it anyway. That way no one can sue you and you can spread all the lies and wild misrepresentations you want, while still cloaking yourself in a mantle of judicious reasoning and genteel respectability. The Left - the self-styled intelligentsia of this poor benighted country - do it all the time so.......
  • Who the hell is Matt Taibbi? And who the hell cares?

    09/30/2010 10:54:28 AM PDT · by In Bold Colors · 10 replies
    stoptheaclu.com ^ | 09/30/2010 | Roger E. Skoff
    Matt Taibbi says that Sarah Palin's speeches are "...usually a tired succession of half-coherent one-liners dumped on ravenous audiences like chum to sharks." He says that he can't imagine a better snapshot of everything the Tea Party represents than "a hall full of elderly white people in Medicare-paid scooters railing against government spending and imagining themsleves revolutionaries..." and goes on to say that Tea Partyers are "...full of s... All of them." "At the voter level", he says.......
  • It's all lies

    09/29/2010 8:53:00 AM PDT · by In Bold Colors · 3 replies
    stoptheaclu.com ^ | 09/29/2010 | Roger E. Skoff
    Regardless of what anybody on either side of the aisle may think of them otherwise, no one can deny that, in at least one amazing way, Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin are two of the most unique and remarkable politicians of our time. When somebody asks them a question, they actually answer it! They don't answer some other question that they might like better, or that might make them look or sound better, or give them a better opportunity to work in or repeat more of their talking points; they don't....
  • Why there's chocolate ice cream

    09/14/2010 9:16:08 AM PDT · by In Bold Colors · 23 replies
    stoptheaclu.com ^ | 09/14/2010 | Roger E. Skoff
    Do you know why there's chocolate ice cream? It's because some people don't like vanilla! Thay might seem obvious, but it's a lesson that the leaders of the Republican Party have apparently never learned. People who don't like vanilla ice cream don't want "Vanilla Bean" or "French Vanilla" or "Vanilla Lite"; if they want ice cream all, what they want is something completely different: maybe chocolate or maybe not, but definitely NOT any kind of vanilla. The same thing applies to politics too: When people are upset with, or distrustful of, or even outright scared of the Democrat party and...
  • Monopoly Man loves NASCAR

    09/13/2010 9:27:12 AM PDT · by In Bold Colors · 5 replies
    stoptheaclu.com ^ | 09/13/2010 | Roger E. Skoff
    Have you ever noticed that the Republican Party is always characterized by the Left as "The Party of Big Business" and that one of the typical media representations of Republicans is as the guy from the Monopoly game? You know the one: Rich Uncle Pennybags, or simply Monopoly Man. He's got a big mustache and is wearing a top hat, and a tux or a morning coat, vest, and striped pants, and he often carries a cane. That's wrong, biased, and a ,little silly, of course, but it is.......
  • Getting what we need

    09/08/2010 9:18:08 AM PDT · by In Bold Colors · 6 replies
    stoptheaclu.com ^ | 09/08/2010 | Roger E. Skoff
    All the talk, right now, is about the coming Midterm elections, and what people are saying is that the Republicans are going to have a success in 2010 to rival or even exceed their great sweep of 1994. No one other than a Democrat can deny that that would be a good thing, but HOW good would it be? Would a total takeover of the Congress be the best thing that could happen for the Republican Party? For America? If it wouldn't, what would be? The Democrats started the 2009 Congress with....
  • It all ADDs up!

    09/07/2010 9:17:37 AM PDT · by In Bold Colors · 111 replies
    stoptheaclu.com ^ | 09/07/2010 | Roger E. Skoff
    I was just reading some of the political websites and found something really surprising: Most of the people who commented on any of the articles weren't actually commenting on the articles at all! Instead, they were either tossing in their two cents worth about some other project entirely; commenting on some other comment; commenting on whether a person commenting had the right to make such a comment at that particular venue; or commenting on the published article in such a way as to make it obvious that they had either misundertood what was written or ......
  • Not Negotiable

    09/04/2010 10:03:52 AM PDT · by In Bold Colors · 3 replies
    stoptheaclu.com ^ | 09/04/2010 | Roger E. Skoff
    Why can't there be peace in the Middle East? Why can't radicals be reasonable? Why can't snakes wiggle their ears? Despite the great liberal tradition and despite all the good will in the world, there really are some things that aren't negotiable. It's admirable that those among us who aren't satisfied with the way things are should want to change them. It's even reasonable that they should try to make their desired changes peacefully and at minimal cost. The basic principles of......
  • A Time for Honor

    09/02/2010 9:48:28 AM PDT · by In Bold Colors · 7 replies
    stoptheaclu.com ^ | 09/02/2010 | Roger E. Skoff
    Glenn Beck says that this country must experience a return to honor. Bravo! But then he goes on to say that the only way that that can be done is through a return to God. What he says may be true for himself, but is it also true for everyone else? If so, how do we return? By what path? As set forth by which religion? Perhaps there's a clue to be found in the old saying that "even a broken clock is right twice a day." Maybe if the object of one's quest is.......
  • Some people will do anything for a prophet

    08/30/2010 9:39:21 AM PDT · by In Bold Colors · 7 replies
    stoptheaclu.com ^ | Roger E. Skoff
    The cover of the August 18, 2010 issue of TIME magazine asks "Is America Islamophobic". Unless you're deaf, blind, stupid and suicidal, your answer must be "Not nearly enough!". Islamophobia - the fear of Islam and those who embrace it - is not some sort of neurotic condition, as the liberal media would have you believe; neither is it racist nor a thing to be ashamed of, or to be spoken of only in whispered tones. It's a realistic response to a system of beliefs and actions that is political to its core; uses its religious aspects to.....
  • The Highest Form of Patriotism

    08/09/2010 9:03:17 AM PDT · by In Bold Colors
    stoptheaclu.com ^ | 08/09/2010 | Roger E. Skoff
    From earliest childhood, Americans are inculcated with the knowledge that America is better than other countries; that we are the fount of liberty and democracy; the fixers of world problems; the source - never the recipient - of disaster relief, humanitarian concern and foreign aid. It is we who will save others from internal strife or foreign invasion; we who are....
  • The wrong way to power

    08/03/2010 5:30:31 PM PDT · by In Bold Colors · 4 replies · 12+ views
    stoptheaclu.com ^ | 08/03/2010 | Roger E. Skoff
    One episode of The Simpsons had Springfield's Mayor proposing a new law at a Town Meeting. He put it to a vote by saying "All in favor, say 'Aye'; all opposed, say 'I hate America'. Is hiding support for illegal aliens in a measure to support American heroes any different at all. How often is this rule...
  • The wrong way to power

    08/03/2010 9:05:31 AM PDT · by In Bold Colors · 2 replies · 2+ views
    stoptheaclu.com ^ | 08/03/2010 | Roger E. Skoff
    Our country has a long history of acting on the wrong issue to pass the wrong law: We've passed drug laws out of fear that junkies might steal our television sets; we've passed still more laws out of sheer moral outrage after incidents like Columbine, when there were literally hundreds of local, state, and federal laws directly applicable and already on the books; we've passed laws for no reason at all ecept that politicians needed to show that they were "on the job", actually doing something. Until recently it was possible to......
  • The wrong way to power

    08/03/2010 8:04:22 AM PDT · by In Bold Colors · 1 replies · 3+ views
    stoptheaclu.com ^ | 08/03/2010 | Roger E. Skoff
    Until recently, it was possible to believe that the surfeit of unneeded and sometimes even crazy new laws passed every year was just greed or grandstanding or pork or just plain stupidity (nowadays the politically correct term is "out of touch", but the meaning is still the same}. That may still be true in many cases, but now something new has been added that does not bode well for the future lof our country. Until recently, it was possible to believe that.......
  • Be afraid. Be very afraid!

    07/31/2010 10:06:10 AM PDT · by In Bold Colors · 15 replies · 1+ views
    stoptheaclu.com ^ | 07/31/2010 | Roger E. Skoff
    Under the Constitution, the principal purpose of dividing power was that no one branch of the government could act without at least the tacit approval of both of the others. The Presidency and its Administration could enforce laws, but could neither create them, allocate money to pay for them, nor give them legal sanction. And the Courts could rule on the legality of the laws, but could neither write new laws nor effect, enforce nor pay for any action of their own, That's the way it was. Now, Obama has made everything different. Since....
  • Is it time for Glenn Beck to become Ross Perot?

    07/29/2010 9:22:43 AM PDT · by In Bold Colors · 104 replies · 4+ views
    stoptheaclu.com ^ | 07/29/2010 | Roger E. Skoff
    "We commit ourselves to organize, to educate, to participate in the political process, and to hold our public servants accountable. We shall rebuild our country, renew its economic, moral and social strength, and return the sovereignty of America to her people." Does that sound familiar? Does it remind you of Glenn Beck? And the 9/12 movement? And the Tea Parties? Beck already has the blackboard, and is aleady.......
  • Please, Mr. President, DO go gently...

    07/28/2010 8:43:50 AM PDT · by In Bold Colors · 1 replies
    stoptheaclu.com ^ | 07/28/2010 | Roger E. Skoff
    Barack Obama - the candidate who had his admirers swooning in the aisle when he ran for the Presidency -- now finds himself in a different situation, entirely. After putting into effect many of the most radical and spendthrift policies in nearly a century, he's now under constant and heavy attack from virtually every political quarter: From the right, because he's a socialist, and from the left because he's not enough of a socialist. Patriots are enraged by his.....
  • The Highest Form of Patriotism

    07/26/2010 9:04:37 AM PDT · by In Bold Colors · 7 replies
    stoptheaclu.com ^ | 07/26/2010 | Roger E. Skoff
    To the Pilgrims - the early Calvinists who came on the Mayflower and were among the first founders of what would become this great nation -- all was predetermined: God knew all that had ever been or that ever would be, and their certainty of divine omniscience both raised and answered for them what they believed to be life's most important questions. If God already knows your life and your every deed, then must not God also know if you will be saved? And if God knows that you will be -- if you are indeed one of the "elect"...
  • Try a little tenderness

    07/24/2010 9:14:03 AM PDT · by In Bold Colors · 4 replies
    stoptheaclu.com ^ | 07/24/2010 | Roger E. Skoff
    We've all seen plenty of examples of Obama's irritability. Despite what he claims, and even despite his poised and oh-so-cool demeanor, Obama - the man who seems to display passion in no other way - gets overtly and obviously angry when faced with almost any kind of disagreement or critisism. People describe him as "non-confrontational", and say that he doesn't wish to lower himself or to compromise the dignity of his office by engaging in argument, but that's neither entirely or exclusively true. It's true that Obama......