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  • SEND THEM HOME -- THEIRS, NOT OURS

    06/26/2014 5:28:04 AM PDT · by shortstop · 26 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 06/26/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Hereís what you do about the kids coming across the border. You put them on a plane, fly them back to their own countries, and turn them over to their own governments. And you make sure there are plenty of TV cameras to record the event. You make sure the whole world knows that the welcome mat is at the front door, and anybody sneaking in the back door is going to be deported immediately. Show the world that we are not the hemisphereís EBT card. Thatís what common sense says. But we donít live in a common-sense world. We...
  • TOUGH TIMES AHEAD FOR U.S. CHRISTIANS

    02/17/2014 6:08:24 AM PST · by shortstop · 51 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 02/17/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Being Christian in America increasingly means something very different from what it has meant previously in our nationís history. As the culture and its values change, so too does the position once held by the teachings of traditional, Bible-based Christianity. Simply put, the Christian values once applauded by this society are increasingly being attacked by this society, and that growing antagonism extends not just to the values, but to the people who ascribe to them. Bible-based Christians should be aware of that attitudinal shift, and of the adversity and persecution which will accompany it. American society and traditional Christianity have...
  • THE FUTURE OF AMERICA

    09/23/2013 6:24:12 AM PDT · by shortstop · 42 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 09/23/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    Itís not a matter of color, itís a matter of culture. In 2042 Ė when the Census Bureau says white people will fall below 50 percent of the population Ė itís not race that will determine how things go, it will be behavior. Whether this milestone ushers in a new era of American glory Ė or whether it kills the Republic as we know it Ė will be determined by the personal conduct of the Americans of that day. It doesnít matter what color the Americans of 2042 are, it only matters that they retain enough traditional American culture to...
  • BRADLEY MANNING SHOULDN'T GO TO PRISON ALONE

    08/15/2013 6:00:49 AM PDT · by shortstop · 24 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 08/15/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    Bradley Manning is going to Leavenworth. He deserves it. But he doesnít deserve to go alone. The largest American intelligence breach since Benedict Arnold is being placed on the back of a private first class. That proves that crap rolls downhill, and that the brass knows how to cover its ass. You know the story. A she-male recruit ends up with a top-secret clearance and downloads every secret weíve got onto a thumb drive which he gives to the piece of crap who heads that America-hating group Wikileaks. Wham, bam, weíre screwed. People died because of it, terrorists were empowered...
  • WHAT'S A BELIEVER TO DO?

    06/27/2013 5:42:29 AM PDT · by shortstop · 65 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 06/27/23 | Bob Lonsberry
    For more than 200 years, the United States was a Christian nation. And then right was wrong, down was up, evil was good, and the vote was 5-to-4. Our judicial masters spoke and the gleeful reporters shoved microphones in the faces of people wearing rainbow t-shirts. Something God placed in the heavens as a sign of his love, and something man put on a flag to tell God to go screw himself. The course has been set to make gay marriage the law of the land, the first giant step has been taken, and yesterdayís vice has become todayís virtue....
  • THE ZIMMERMAN TRIAL

    06/24/2013 6:15:43 AM PDT · by shortstop · 60 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 06/24/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    The George Zimmerman trial begins today. It is expected to last from four to six weeks. That means the riots should be at the beginning of August. George Zimmerman is the guy who killed Trayvon Martin. He shot him to death. Zimmerman was an over-zealous Neighborhood Watch volunteer and Trayvon was a teen-aged black kid. Trayvon was walking back from the store, Zimmerman was watching a guy with low-slung pants. One followed the other and then one confronted the other and when the head pounding and the trigger pulling were done, Trayvon was dead. Zimmerman says Trayvon overpowered him and...
  • REQUIEM FOR THE FAMILY

    06/18/2013 5:44:46 AM PDT · by shortstop · 10 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 06/18/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    The American family is dead. It doesnít know it yet, but like a person with an undiagnosed but metastatic malignancy, its days are numbered. It is on its last legs, stumbling through in an ever-weaker and less-vital state, about to fall face forward into oblivion. Marx got his wish. In the ďCommunist Manifesto,Ē he said that the bourgeois family was an institution based on private gain, on capital, and that for the proletariat to rise, the bourgeois family must be destroyed. Family, as he saw it, was an institution for the preservation of wealth and comfort, that it was selfishness...
  • BENGHAZI MEANS NOTHING

    05/09/2013 3:02:03 PM PDT · by shortstop · 81 replies
    boblonsberry.com | 05/09/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    Benghazi is not like Watergate. Itís worse. But it wonít have the same end. In Benghazi, American military specialists, hurrying to relieve other Americans under fire, were twice ordered not to. In Benghazi itself, they ignored the order and saved dozens. In Tripoli, they had to obey, and two brave former SEALS died as a result. Let me repeat. American men at arms, ready and eager to go to the aid of their countrymen, were, in two separate incidents, ordered to stand down. Two separate conscious decisions were made to let Americans die. The fundamental ethic of the American armed...
  • OBAMA THROWS A FIT

    04/18/2013 11:29:21 AM PDT · by shortstop · 79 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 04/18/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    Yesterday was a big news day. One of the biggest in years. The nation had been hit by a terrorist attack just two days before, reports were that a suspect had been identified and might even be close to being arrested. The mysterious assassinations of two Texas prosecutors had been broken open and the country was just learning that it was neither white supremacists nor Mexican drug lords who had targeted our legal system. Letters containing a lethal poison had been mailed to both the Congress and the White House. For the first time since the season of terrorism commenced...
  • THE EVIL WILL GO TO HELL

    04/16/2013 6:29:07 AM PDT · by shortstop · 7 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 04/16/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    It is not one world. There is the world of civilization, and there is the world of savagery. The difference is usually demarked by the Judeo-Christian heritage. Those who have been taught to love their neighbor as themselves, and to treat others as they themselves would want to be treated, tend to be civilized. Those who havenít, donít. That is true of individuals and societies. This tends to create incompatible and mutually incomprehensible world views. They donít get us, and we donít get them. The difference is, we tolerate them. But they donít tolerate us. They usually want to kill...
  • WHEN WERE WE WRONG -- THEN OR NOW?

    03/26/2013 5:34:25 AM PDT · by shortstop · 16 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 03/26/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    This morning in Washington, the Supreme Court will begin its deliberation of gay marriage. In some three months time, this august body will tell us what the Constitution does or does not say about a supposed right of homosexual people to marry one another. In one regard, it will be a momentous decision. In another, it will be completely meaningless. It all depends on your definition of truth. And about what Americaís current fascination with gay marriage says about its ancestors and roots. Because this change in fundamental human definition plays havoc with any concept of absolute truth, and it...
  • AT LEXINGTON AND CONCORD

    01/10/2013 6:37:32 AM PST · by shortstop · 22 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 01/09/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    The Tea Party was just for show. It was a demonstration. A dust up driven by the anger of people unhappy with arbitrary and vexing taxes. It made the news, it has passed into our heritage, but it didnít mean that much. The Tea Party was only a milestone on the path to freedom. The rubber met the road at the Lexington green and the Concord bridge. In Lexington and Concord, it all got real. Pushed and pushed and pushed some more, at Lexington and Concord, the cause of American freedom stood up on its feet and fought. This was...
  • Talk Radio Host's Remarks Ruled 'Caustic' Opinion

    05/07/2012 7:41:07 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 2 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | May 8, 2012 | By John Caher
    A radio talk host who asked a woman whose brother had been acquitted of criminally negligent homicide how it felt to have a "cold-blooded murderer" as a sibling is immune from a defamation suit because his remarks were "obviously intended to be caustic and confrontational, rather than factual," the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, has held in Gisel v. Clear Channel Communications, 11-01968. The panel concluded that Rochester-area talk show host Robert Lonsberry's statements were "nonactionable expressions of pure opinion." The dispute involved a conversation that Lonsberry had on air with a woman whose brother was found not guilty of a...
  • BENEDICT OBAMA

    01/06/2012 6:57:08 AM PST · by shortstop · 37 replies · 2+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 01/06/12 | Bob Lonsberry
    The president went to the Pentagon yesterday to announce that we have a new defense posture. Essentially, we are to bend over and grab our ankles. The ship of state is being scuttled. The dramatic decline in Americaís security which has taken place through the three years of the Obama Administration is being capped with the gutting of the Armed Forces. First he broke the Army through over-extension in Afghanistan. Then he stood by as stable governments across north Africa fell to essentially Islamist revolutions. Now he says that we need to cut the troops. The Army Ė which has...
  • HAVING A PARTICULARLY [BLEEP] DAY

    10/19/2011 5:47:36 AM PDT · by shortstop · 19 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 10/19/11 | bob Lonsberry
    I swear at the TV. Not when anyoneís around, and not to be obnoxious, but as a vocal outlet for the private conversation in my head. Iím nuts that way. In my head, Iím doing running commentary on life all the time. Usually, itís no more substantive than the observation that, no maíam, you shouldnít be wearing stretch pants, or that, yes sir, you are the biggest moron God ever made. Thatís going on in my head all the time. And sometimes it comes out. Like when Iím watching a sitcom and I will let loose a hyena laugh. Or,...
  • ON RACE AND NET FINANCIAL WORTH

    07/27/2011 6:09:26 AM PDT · by shortstop · 15 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 07/27/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    The news is good at ďwhat.Ē It isnít very good at ďwhy.Ē Like this story yesterday, about the growing disparity in net worth between whites and non-whites in America. Specifically, while the average white person in America has a net worth of about $113,000, the average black person has a net worth of about $5,000 and the average Latino person comes in at around $6,000. That was the news. Whites are financially worth more than blacks, and that gap is growing significantly, to its greatest point in 25 years, in fact. That was all that was said. That was the...
  • HOW POOR ARE WE, REALLY?

    07/20/2011 6:32:21 AM PDT · by shortstop · 55 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 07/19/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    Poverty rose significantly in America last year. Thatís what the government says. Common sense, however, says something different. Common sense says that, compared to the standard of history and the rest of the world, there is no poverty in America. Donít shoot me yet. Iím not saying people donít have it hard. Iím not saying people donít have financial catastrophes. Iím not saying there isnít an economic underclass. Iím not saying people donít go to bed wondering where theyíre going to find the money they need. I know about financial hard times. And I know about doing without. But I...
  • THE METAPHOR OF THE BULB

    07/15/2011 6:28:05 AM PDT · by shortstop · 31 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 07/14/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    The light bulb is dead. The incandescent bulb which has pushed back the night since an American named Thomas Edison invented it, will soon be no more. It was killed, like the innovation it symbolizes, by the federal government. In one more demonstration of the we-know-better-than-you arrogance which has come to define Washington, the switch has been flipped on the light bulbís last chance at life. In a vote earlier this week, 233 voted to keep the bulb and 193 voted to get rid of it, but in the new-math world of parliamentary procedure, the bulb still lost. Actually, the...
  • NO, SON, YOU CAN'T BE AN ASTRONAUT

    07/08/2011 6:30:03 AM PDT · by shortstop · 29 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 07/08/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    My little boy wants to be an astronaut. Or a beekeeper. He wants to go to space, but he likes honey, so, in the summer between kindergarten and the first-grade, heís facing a dilemma. Realistically, of course, he will never be an astronaut. He wasnít born in Russia or China. And for the foreseeable future, thatís where all the spacefarers will come from. As of today, America is out of the space business. We donít make the Right Stuff anymore. I was born in 1959, and America landed on the moon for my 10th birthday. For all of my life,...
  • SAUDI ARABIA BANS JEWS

    06/29/2011 6:20:37 AM PDT · by shortstop · 15 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 06/29/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    Saudi Arabia bans Jews. Really. That came to light recently with public disclosure that Delta Airlines had, as part of an agreement with the government of Saudi Arabia, agreed not to fly any Jews to the Muslim kingdom. Nor can the American air carrier transport any items forbidden by Muslim law, to include alcohol and non-Muslim religious items. Translation: Leave your Bible at home. No item of non-Muslim religious apparel or worship is allowed in the kingdom and Delta has specifically promised not to carry them. In defending itself, Delta says that it is merely observing the culture and law...
  • KEEP YOUR PICTURES OFF MY CIGARETTES

    06/23/2011 6:30:24 AM PDT · by shortstop · 54 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 06/23/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    On six packs of beer they will put pictures of gosh-awful ugly women who you will be tempted to sleep with if you drink the contents. Ice cream containers and packages of steaks will have photographs of cottage-cheese thighs and clogged arteries. Table saws will have pictures of severed fingers and New Year's champaigne will have images of crippled livers. The possibilities are endless. The government has decided that it has the power to put images on the packaging of consumer products in order to protect the public health and the public good. So, it seems natural to speculate a...
  • WE WERE RIGHT TO CHEER OSAMA DEATH

    05/09/2011 7:14:46 AM PDT · by shortstop · 14 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 05/09/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    For a week now theyíve been scolding us. The liberals who hate America, the ones who dominate the media and the pulpit. Theyíve been telling us that the spontaneous and jubilant gatherings in the wake of the death of Osama Bin Laden were somehow savage and undignified, that they were frightful and unchristian, and that we are ďbetter than that.Ē They are full of crap. And letís not be confused about what they are doing. Their intent is to beat down patriotism and nationalism. They want to bring the full weight of political correctness to bear to silence the young...
  • LET CONGRESS SEE THE PICTURES

    05/05/2011 6:47:07 AM PDT · by shortstop · 17 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 05/05/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    Obamaís not going to cough up the pictures. Heís killed Osama Bin Laden, he says, and we have to take his word for it. This is the same guy who, a week ago, had some 40 percent of the people believing he was born outside the country. Clearly, there are some trust issues. The check is in the mail, Iíll respect you in the morning, and we killed Bin Laden. Trust us, weíve got proof. But you canít see it. Which raises the question: If you have proof, and wonít produce it, is it really proof? The problem, the president...
  • GOP SELLS OUT IN OBAMA BUDGET DEAL

    04/11/2011 6:00:32 AM PDT · by shortstop · 83 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 04/09/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    Breathe deep. Thatís what defeat smells like. Get used to it. Boehner and the freshmen sold us out.In the first test of the new speaker, in the first demonstration of what the tea party Republicans are made of, they got nothing. They caved. They sold out. And we got screwed. Do this math with me. The deficit is $1.4 trillion. They cut $38 billion. Thatís less than 3 percent. And thatís failure. You write a check for $100 more than you have in your account. The bank tells you itís rubber. So you rip it up and write a check...
  • GLENN BECK'S TV SHOW IS ENDING (Lonsberry)

    04/07/2011 6:27:47 AM PDT · by shortstop · 141 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 04/07/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    Theyíve dropped the Glenn Beck TV show. By the end of the year, it will peter off into the sunset. This leaves me torn. To be honest, Iíve become confused and troubled by Glenn Beck. After years of listening and even meeting him a few times, I honestly donít have him figured out. I donít know if heís a prophet or a psycho, an oracle or a charlatan. Sometimes I think heís a modern Elmer Gantry. But he didnít deserve this. Honestly speaking, heís good on TV. Heís very good on TV. I personally think heís better on TV than...
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

    04/01/2011 6:33:48 AM PDT · by shortstop · 13 replies · 1+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 04/01/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    Letís talk collective bargaining. Letís set the record straight about what is happening in Ohio and Wisconsin and Indiana and in a few other vestiges of what used to be America. We have to because the evening news isnít. As a national controversy seems to rage between government-employee unions and the states that employ them, itís interesting that the evening news has never actually told us what the fight is about. So letís do it right now. The news says ďcollective bargaining.Ē But collective bargaining about what? Ripping you off. Letís take Ohio as the most recent example. In that...
  • JON HUNTSMAN JR. FOR PRESIDENT?

    03/28/2011 6:00:29 AM PDT · by shortstop · 21 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 03/28/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    There is only one way Jon Huntsman Jr. ends up on a national ballot in 2012. As Barack Obamaís running mate. Democrat vice president, maybe. Republican president, youíve got to be out of your mind. Silver Spoon Jonnyís dad has bought him a lot of things, but the White House wonít be one of them. Never heard of him? Youíre not alone. Heís a pretty boy with nice hair and a fake tan and all the substance of a rice cake. Heís a former governor of Utah and the current ambassador to China and after two years of sitting on...
  • NEW YORK PLANS GUN REGISTRATION

    03/03/2011 7:04:23 AM PST · by shortstop · 76 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 03/03/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    First they came for our bicycles. Now theyíve come for our guns. One day after word leaked of a New York State plan to require license plates and annual fees for bicycles, information has gotten out about pending legislation that would register and attach a fee to every firearm in the state. Already one of the most anti-gun states in the country, New Yorkís move would all but nullify the Second Amendment. At issue is Senate Bill 2994, which is linked in its entirety at the bottom of this column. It would require every gun owner in the state to...
  • DRUG TEST WELFARE RECIPIENTS

    03/01/2011 5:45:43 AM PST · by shortstop · 41 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 03/01/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    Drug test welfare recipients. Seriously. The line forms in the bathroom. If you want the working people of America to support you, then produce a sample, and it better be clean. Because Americaís welfare system has turned into the cash cow of the drug economy and some of us have gotten sick and tired of it. Some of us look at people unwilling or unable to provide for themselves and we wonder how they can afford to be continually drunk or stoned. We are bankrolling destructive, illegal conduct and our tax dollar are being used not to relieve suffering in...
  • THE FALL OF CONGRESSMAN BEEFCAKE

    02/10/2011 9:50:39 AM PST · by shortstop · 26 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 02/10/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    I donít know why people self-destruct. But they often do. I donít know why politicians fall. But they often do. I donít know why one small corner of our country Ė the Rochester region of upstate New York Ė has been the scene of two humiliating congressional sex scandals in as many years. First it was Eric ďTickle PartyĒ Massa, now it is Chris ďCongressman BeefcakeĒ Lee. And after a while it reeks of ancient Rome, and a political class that, by its debauchery and venality, loses the faith and confidence of the people. Regular folks become dispirited, they become...
  • WHAT THE SECOND AMENDMENT MEANS

    01/31/2011 5:51:21 AM PST · by shortstop · 25 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 01/30/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    I believe in the Second Amendment. I believe that when it says ďthe right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringedĒ that it means exactly that. I believe it is an individual right Ė just like the rights listed through most of the Bill of Rights Ė and that it specifically means Americans have a constitutional right to own and carry guns.Thatís what ďkeep and bearĒ means Ė own and carry. I believe it as absolute and important a right as the freedom of speech or religion or the press. It stands next to the...
  • THE ATTACK IN TUCSON

    01/10/2011 5:45:01 AM PST · by shortstop · 11 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 01/09/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    They died in the service of our country. The judge, the little girl, the congressional staffer. The three people in their 70s. They all died in the name of American liberty. Just as assuredly as if they were casualties on a foreign battlefield. They were killed by the evil which is the sworn enemy of our freedom and this Republic. In the guise of the terrorists on September 11th, or the Japanese at Pearl Harbor, or a monster with a gun at a Tucson supermarket, it is all the same. Different faces of the same beast. All attacks on us...
  • FUNERAL PROTESTS AREN'T PROTECTED SPEECH

    10/04/2010 6:38:51 AM PDT · by shortstop · 23 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 10/04/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    No, you donít have the right to protest at a funeral. I know the First Amendment, I love the First Amendment, but bullhorns and picket signs at a cemetery or mortuary are not the First Amendment. Thatís what I hope the Supreme Court decides. As it commences its new term today, I hope that foolishness is not done in the name of freedom. I hope that the justices will remember that your freedom to swing your fists stops at the tip of my nose, and that one personís liberty must not be empowered to disturb another personís peace. The case...
  • MY HOUSE IS MY HOUSE (Good Read)

    08/25/2010 11:28:22 AM PDT · by shortstop · 50 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 08/25/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    My house is not an investment. It is a house. I donít intend to make money off it; I intend to live in it. It is not its paper value that matters to me, it is its intrinsic value. I donít care what it is assessed for, or what it would sell for, I am concerned about its ability to protect my family from the elements and meet our shelter needs. It is my home. So the status of the economy and the housing-sales numbers are meaningless to me. I am not looking to sell my home, I am looking...
  • DEMOCRATS TARGET KNIVES

    07/30/2010 6:43:38 AM PDT · by shortstop · 44 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 07/30/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    In my right hip pocket, affixed by a clasp, is a 4-inch knife made in Olean, New York. Itís right where I can get it. Where I can reach back with one hand, pull it out, press my thumb against a knob on the back of the blade, and open it. Engraved on the steel is the phrase, ďCarry on, my wayward son.Ē In New York County, that would make me a criminal. At least thatís the conclusion you draw from a recent extortion by the district attorney of New York County. In a $1.9 million rip-off of hardware and...
  • WHY WE ARE LOSING THE WAR

    07/28/2010 6:33:15 AM PDT · by shortstop · 42 replies · 1+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 07/28/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    The United States hasnít truly fought since the ninth of August in 1945. As the radioactive dust settled over Nagasaki, and peace with Japan was secured, we gave up war. We have not fought one since. Rather, we have engaged in a half century of half measures, in which we have deployed our military repeatedly but never actually used it once. That is not meant to disrespect the courage and accomplishment of two generations of American servicemen, but rather to acknowledge the failed leadership which has directed them. Since the police action in Korea, we have been led by successive...
  • THE MANIFESTO OF THE DAY

    07/14/2010 6:42:34 AM PDT · by shortstop · 6 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 07/14/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    I am a Tea Party Republican. And I am a Sarah Palin Republican. Because I am a Constitution Republican. Because my politics is merely an extension of my patriotism. To the extent the Republican Party stands for our Constitution, itís my party. The extent it doesnít, it isnít. I know what I believe, Iím not backing down, Iím not afraid. And I refuse to be shamed by the mockery of those who attack the Tea Party and Sarah Palin. The character assassination of the movement and the woman are the desperate, immoral attacks of evil people. What you canít successfully...
  • WHAT WILL LAME DUCK DEMS DO?

    07/12/2010 6:24:13 AM PDT · by shortstop · 34 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 07/12/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    What would happen if the American public voted powerfully against the Democratic agenda in November, and then the Democrats crammed it through as lame ducks in December? Where would the first shot be fired? Which city would burn first? Whose political career would end? Would there be any accountability at all? There would be no shots fired, or any cities burned, but one political career would be destroyed. Whatís left of it. Hereís the background. Itís likely that the Democratic Party, after two years of Obama ďchange,Ē will be abandoned by the voters. Itís not disagreement, itís anger. Americans donít...
  • TIME TO RESET THE RUSSIAN RESET

    07/09/2010 6:07:02 AM PDT · by shortstop · 3 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 07/09/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    Barack Obama is right. It is time to ďresetĒ our relations with Russia. Itís time to take our lips off their hindquarters, look them in the eye, and tell them to know their place. Itís time to wipe that snotty look off Putinís face. Because Russia sucks. Barack Obama loves Russia, Bill Clinton loved Russia, any number of deep-thinking liberals love Russia. But Russia hates us Ė and we must never forget that. Though our current foreign policy has as its priorities selling our country out to China, Muslims and Russia, some of us have to remember that self-preservation and...
  • KICK KAGAN TO THE CURB

    07/08/2010 6:05:55 AM PDT · by shortstop · 14 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 07/08/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    Elena Kagan clerked under Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. But apparently she didnít learn very much. And as a consequence she should not be confirmed to the Supreme Court herself. This is not about partisanship, it is about principle. It is not because she is a liberal, it is because she is not true to the court and its rulings. Much ado was made about her appearance last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee. We saw all sorts of pictures on the evening news of her making funny faces, and vacuous reporters weighed in on how she had handled the...
  • ABOLISH PUBLIC EDUCATION?

    06/23/2010 6:27:30 AM PDT · by shortstop · 212 replies · 1+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 06/23/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    I heard a guy on the radio yesterday say that public education should be abolished. What a freak. In the oneupsmanship of marketing to the conservative audience, some people get a little nuts. Not having a true sense of what people feel Ė lacking an accurate internal compass Ė they reach for ever more outlandish positions. That doesnít serve truth, it exploits and embarrasses it. So hereís the truth. No, conservatives donít want to abolish public education. We want to improve it and make it more accountable to local taxpayers, parents and values. We conservatives are overwhelmingly the product of...
  • Talk show host loses spot and accusations fly

    06/18/2010 2:29:51 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 2 replies · 790+ views
    Provo Herald Extra ^ | June 18, 2010 | Joe Pyrah
    The canceling of a conservative radio show is being tied to Mike Lee and EnergySolutions, and Lee's opponent is pulling all advertising from the station because of it. Talk show host Bob Lonsberry lost his 10-year-old KNRS morning show on Wednesday due to what his employer said was poor ratings. "His audience numbers were going down," said station general manager Stu Stanek. He said listeners were also asking why the station was delaying Glenn Beck's show until after the drive time. With Lonsberry's contract coming due in a few months, they decided to make changes, Stanek said. But Lonsberry and...
  • DISGRACE AT ARLINGTON

    06/11/2010 5:44:24 AM PDT · by shortstop · 19 replies · 865+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 06/11/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    You havenít been to America until youíve walked the hillsides of Arlington. On the Virginia side of the Potomac, in the capital of our nation, where heroes lie row upon row. It is one of the most stirring and sacred places in our country. The despoiled farm of a Confederate general, hallowed by those buried in its soil, it is a place of the heart. Presidents are buried there, and generals and admirals, and the common soldiers and sailors of the last 150 years. The precision of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns, the green of the grass...
  • BLAME BO, NOT BP

    06/10/2010 5:48:50 AM PDT · by shortstop · 23 replies · 129+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 06/10/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    The economic ruin of the Gulf Coast isn't coming from the oil well. It's coming from the Oval Office. It's not BP, it's Obama. Don't get me wrong. The ruptured oil well, and the incomprehensible amounts of crude flooding into the ocean, are horrific. This is a potential catastrophe, and the sight of fouled wetlands and helpless oil-covered birds is heartbreaking. And it is a British Petroleum well that is doing that. But right here and now, today, that's not what's putting the people of the Gulf Coast out of work. It's government dictate. Decisions made in Washington and imposed...
  • HELEN THOMAS, AMERICAN LIBERAL

    06/08/2010 5:46:01 AM PDT · by shortstop · 62 replies · 65+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 06/08/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    I know a Jew from Poland. More correctly, I know his son. Iíve spoken to the father, been introduced and exchanged pleasantries, but itís mostly the son I know. A guy about my age with curly hair and a black beard and tendency to smile. Heís a fishmonger. Like his father before him and, now, his son after him. I went to the shop first out of curiosity, to see where the shooting had been. The father, a man in his 80s, was working alone on a Thursday just after opening time when two neighborhood punks came in. They shot...
  • WELFARE IS A CANCER

    05/26/2010 5:14:44 AM PDT · by shortstop · 30 replies · 700+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 05/26/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    Cancer starts benign enough. A tiny mass of misbegotten cells, duplicating and growing, slowly demanding more of its host until it explodes in a dramatic grab for resources and dominance. Then the balance shifts and there is more death than life, more weak than strong, more tearing down than building up.And that's when cancer kills. It's the same way with welfare and the taxpayers it feeds on. It starts benign enough, as a feel-good program, for one disadvantaged group or another, a sob story turned into a budget line. But it grows from there, and an entitlement is born. A...
  • OIL SLICK IS NOBODY'S FAULT

    05/25/2010 5:14:59 AM PDT · by shortstop · 52 replies · 1,003+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 05/25/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    Itís not Obamaís fault. Itís not British Petroleumís fault. It was just an accident. And everyone is doing everything they can to stop the leak and clean up the mess. Thatís the truth, and fair-minded people ought to be willing to acknowledge it. But few are. Instead, the explosion of an oilrig in the Gulf of Mexico is being seen through exclusively political eyes as factions jockey to play the mishap to their political and philosophical advantage. The Marxists in the administration and the Democratic Party crucify BP as the representative of the capitalism they hate. Republicans crucify Barack Obama...
  • THE MYSTERY OF ELENA KAGAN

    05/11/2010 6:22:59 AM PDT · by shortstop · 61 replies · 1,255+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 05/11/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    Is she a lesbian? Thatís what America wants to know about Elena Kagan. Is she queer. No one will say that out loud, and Iím not sure how much of it is more than basic curiosity, but it is the top thing on peopleís minds. How do I dare say that? Because itís the truth. Throughout the day yesterday, I went to Google and typed in the words ďElena Kagan.Ē As I typed in more letters, and the predictive indicator tried to finish my phrase, it gave an insight into what America is looking for. The predictive indicator takes your...
  • BENNETT LOSS WAS WARNING TO GOP

    05/10/2010 6:23:20 AM PDT · by shortstop · 39 replies · 2,076+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 05/10/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    On Saturday, any number of national Republicans crapped their pants. In the middle of the afternoon, as word twitted and texted out of the Salt Palace that three-term senator Bob Bennett had been denied re-nomination, the world changed for the powers that be in the Republican Party. They got reminded whoís in charge. In a two-year effort that predates the tea parties and the Club for Growth, the conservatives of Utah sent the message that good enough isnít good enough. Either walk the talk or make way for someone who will. Itís RINO season and we just got a big...
  • WHY WE FIGHT

    05/03/2010 5:53:44 AM PDT · by shortstop · 3 replies · 439+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 05/03/10 | Bob Lonsberry
    Of course itís a religious war. Itís all about religion. It is a religious war and we are on the defensive. Islam is waging a war of conquest against the western world and we are engaged in a defensive action on one front of that war.It has ever been thus. And we are fools to allow our own decency and political correctness to cause us to forget that. Islam is a religion whose entire history has been about aggressive expansion. It has always spread at the point of a sword. It is a totalitarian faith of compulsion. And in recent...