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  • Where is the Republican Outrage over Fast and Furious?

    09/09/2012 2:07:15 PM PDT · by morethanright · 14 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-09 13:58:09 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:President Obama may have invoked executive privilege to blunt Congressional efforts to learn the truth regarding his administration's Operation Fast and Furious, which put weapons in the hands of Mexican drug cartels, but it didn't stop authorities south of the border from apprehending a killer.Jesus Leonel Sanchez is one of five men accused in the shooting death of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in the bleak Arizona desert on a cold December night in 2010. Two weapons recovered at the murder scene were later traced to the Justice Department's deadly gunrunning operation.Robert Heyer, Terry's cousin and the...
  • Democrats Fail to 'Pay Their Fair Share' in Charlotte

    09/09/2012 10:09:39 AM PDT · by morethanright · 19 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-09 10:01:24 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Democrats left their gathering in Charlotte, North Carolina, not having paid "their fair share." According to Bloomberg News, the party of the "little guy" left Charlotte "with more than $5 million in immediate obligations and may require a direct cash infusion from the Obama campaign to pay vendors," said Bloomberg.These vendors were located inside the Charlotte Convention Center and the Time Warner Cable Arena. Vendors located outside were equally short changed.Legacy Village was the vendor's area situated under a tent outside the convention hall, where delegates voted to expel God and Jerusalem from the party's consciousness before its...
  • The Democrat's Bigfoot Reality

    09/08/2012 5:43:20 PM PDT · by morethanright · 2 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-08 15:34:17 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Saint Paul called it the "substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." He was speaking of religious faith, of course. It has its secular variations, like the claims of diehard Bigfoot believers. The last defense offered by the man-ape aficionados is to say, "You can't prove he doesn't exist." This is known as "disproving a negative" or an "argument from ignorance."In his acceptance speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, President Obama said, "I'm asking you to rally around a set of goals for your country - goals in manufacturing, energy,...
  • The Democrat's Bigfoot Reality

    09/08/2012 4:10:57 PM PDT · by morethanright · 5 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-08 15:34:17 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Saint Paul called it the "substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." He was speaking of religious faith, of course. It has its secular variations, like the claims of diehard Bigfoot believers. The last defense offered by the man-ape aficionados is to say, "You can't prove he doesn't exist." This is known as "disproving a negative" or an "argument from ignorance."In his acceptance speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, President Obama said, "I'm asking you to rally around a set of goals for your country - goals in manufacturing, energy,...
  • Obama Sings the Deep Blues in Charlotte

    09/07/2012 1:33:14 PM PDT · by morethanright · 11 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-07 13:24:58 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Gone were the Greek columns of 2008 and with them, Denver's enthralled masses that totaled 84,000. Thursday, rain fell on Charlotte, North Carolina, and the hall seated no more than 22,000 desperate and crestfallen listeners. The backdrop to this occasion was a deep blue that reflected the mood in the hall and the country at large. Gone, too, were the magical incantations from an illusionist whose power failed to conjure up government-generated prosperity and well-being for the nation's more than 300 million soles.Left with nothing but a litany of failure to present his listeners, President Obama was forced...
  • Rigging the System

    09/06/2012 7:45:28 AM PDT · by morethanright · 3 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-06 07:38:19 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Wednesday evening, Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate and self-styled Native American, Elizabeth Warren, told her party's delegates meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, "People feel like the system is rigged against them. And here's the painful part: they're right." The rigging, insisted Warren, was the dastardly work of oil companies, billionaires and Wall Street CEOs.Warren, embroiled in a tight race against Republican Scott Brown, spoke prior to former President Bill Clinton, who demanded that Americans complete the "incomplete" hope and change aspirations of Barack Obama by returning him to the White House.That's when it struck me. Bill Clinton is from...
  • God, Jerusalem and 'Flexibility'

    09/05/2012 6:56:18 PM PDT · by morethanright · 26 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-05 18:44:13 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Democrats meeting at their national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, were in a bit of a pickle. Word got out that God and recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital was struck from the Democratic Party platform, and so a hasty decision was made to rectify the telling blunder.Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, chairman of the Democratic National Convention, put a motion before the convention's delegates to suspend the rules and allow an amendment to the party platform. The measure passed by a roaring voice vote.That was the easy part.Then former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, platform committee chairman, rose...
  • He Incompletes Us

    09/05/2012 9:07:45 AM PDT · by morethanright · 5 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-05 08:57:51 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Occasionally, even the Obama media feels compelled to report the truth. "Democrats opened their convention in Charlotte, N.C., today with the vision of keeping President Obama in the White House, but they were hit with the news that a new poll found his popularity among women in a tailspin and the national debt has zoomed past $16 trillion," ABC News reported.The bad Obama economy wages war on all Americans - which just happens to include women. The ABC News/Washington Post poll found the president's approval among the nation's fairer sex dropped by seven percent since last April. Women...
  • World Eats Obama's 'Incomplete' Homework

    09/04/2012 3:44:10 PM PDT · by morethanright · 14 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-04 15:34:45 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:President Obama and his defenders continue to hide his university transcripts, but the president was willing to reveal the grade he gives himself for handling the U.S. economy. "Incomplete," the president told a Boulder, Colorado, television station.And like the student groping for excuses to calm his angry and disappointed professors, Obama added, "Historically after these big financial crises, where a lot of people are dealing with debt or a collapse of a housing market, you know, that creates bigger challenges, and we're seeing this not just in the United States but around the world."So, not only did the...
  • Empty Chairs and Alinsky's Rule 13

    09/03/2012 6:57:44 PM PDT · by morethanright · 18 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-03 18:41:05 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:National Empty Chair Day (formally Labor Day), was quite a success judging by the lack of mainstream media coverage. I bet the nation's amber waves of grain were obscured by millions of empty chairs stretching from sea to shining sea.A hint to the new holiday's success was the Clint Eastwood marathon on American Movie Classics that same day. "Clint Eastwood resonates with voters outside the snotty, derisive NY-DC-Hollywood axis," conservative columnist Michelle Malkin told Politico, "He braved derision and ridicule for standing on the [Republican] convention stage."Make no mistake, the left's mockery of Eastwood's empty chair stunt was...
  • Democratic Convention having 'Empty Chair' Problem

    09/03/2012 2:06:44 PM PDT · by morethanright · 18 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-03 13:50:06 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Hope and Change Part II is having a hard time finding an audience. According to the Associated Press, "Democrats have been fretting for months over whether the president can draw a capacity crowd at Bank of America Stadium. Polls show voter enthusiasm is down, as are Obama's crowds for his battleground state campaign rallies." As are his approval ratings ... now at a dismal 43% ... they forgot to mention.In other words "Empty Chair Day" appears to be affecting the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has been extended through to November 6 - at...
  • If it's Monday, It Must be 'Empty Chair Day'

    09/03/2012 8:29:16 AM PDT · by morethanright · 21 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-02 19:18:17 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Are you feeling lucky? Well, are you, punks? Inspired by Clint Eastwood's Republican Convention soliloquy to an empty chair, representing the vacant years of the Obama presidency, many have been inspired to emulate Eastwood by declaring Monday (formally known as Labor Day) "Empty Chair Day."As you may recall, the action hero of such film classics as "Dirty Harry" and "The Outlaw Josey Wales" used an empty chair as a prop to address our failed president. "We own this country," Eastwood said to the chair, "Politicians are employees of ours ... and when somebody does not do the job,...
  • Yahoo Bureau Chief Fired for Biased Remark

    08/30/2012 3:10:19 PM PDT · by morethanright · 9 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-29 20:30:27 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Yahoo News Washington Bureau Chief David Chalian didn't realize his mic was "hot" during a joint Internet broadcast with ABC News. "They aren't concerned at all," said Chalian looking down at the Republican National Convention while Hurricane Isaac bore down on Louisiana, "They are happy to have a party with black people drowning."Last June, Politico reporter Joe Williams became a little too comfortable during an appearance with like-minded lefties on Martin Bashir's MSNBC cable program. "Romney is very, very comfortable, it seems, with people who are like him," insisted Williams, "That's one of the reasons why he seems...
  • Isaac and Hate-Speech Republicans

    08/28/2012 6:03:38 PM PDT · by morethanright · 14 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-28 17:32:32 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:When it looked like tropical storm Isaac was ready to strike the Republican Convention meeting in Tampa, Florida, many on the left were gleeful. "Wash every pro-life, anti-education, anti-woman, xenophobic, gay-bashing, racist SOB right into the ocean ..." read a re-Tweet from actress Ellen Barkin.On the website Democratic Underground, a loyal reader and Tampa resident, commented, "I say God send us a direct hit, category 5. Losing my house would be worth having the con's glitterati have to deal with this."The Huffington Post even noted that Congress passed legislation - during the recent budget battles - that "helps...
  • Obama Shifts Campaign Strategy: He'll Run Against the Tea Party

    08/28/2012 8:26:02 AM PDT · by morethanright · 24 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-28 07:53:11 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:If you think government is so big it sucks all the oxygen out of the room ... you're an extremist. If you think green energy projects (like the failed Solyndra) are a waste of taxpayer money ... you're an extremist. If you think government mandates diminish individual freedom ... you're an extremist. If you think hard work and not roads, bridges and government employees - teachers - built your business ... you're an extremist. If you think it criminal for the American government to sell weapons to Mexican drug cartels ... you're an extremist. And finally, if you...
  • My day at the Movies: "2016: Obama's America"

    08/26/2012 9:58:00 PM PDT · by morethanright · 20 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-26 15:13:53 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:It's unusual for political documentaries to become box-office hits, but that seems to be the case for the film "2016: Obama's America." Dinesh D'Souza, who is also the film's narrator, wrote the book from which the Rocky Mountain Pictures' offering gets its name.According to Deadline Hollywood, Friday's box-office rating put Sylvester Stallone's "Expendables 2" at number one, "The Bourne Legacy" in second place and "2016" in third. "That's stunning," said the entertainment website, "because it's playing in 1/3 less theaters across North America than the other wide-release actioners."The film explores President Obama's early years; in particular, the people...
  • Colorado Algorithm Predicts a Romney Triumph

    08/25/2012 5:24:34 AM PDT · by morethanright · 24 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-24 15:39:07 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Computers at the University of Colorado have crunched data from all fifty states and are picking a winner in the 2012 presidential race - Republican Mitt Romney. Before you dismiss the computer's binary conclusion as wishful thinking, the same program has accurately predicted presidential winners beginning with Ronald Reagan's stunning and satisfying victory over Jimmy Carter in 1980. If that is not impressive enough for you, the program also predicted that in the election of 2000, Al Gore would win the popular vote but lose to George W. Bush in the Electoral College.If you happen to reside in...
  • Does Obama ever wonder what his life is amounting to?

    08/20/2012 4:42:10 PM PDT · by GilGil · 23 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-20 13:16:54 | Gil Guignat
    [caption id="attachment_57888" align="alignleft" width="150"] The typical Obama constitutent[/caption]Many people, especially when they get older, begin to wonder what their life has amounted to. After all each person has only so much time on this earth before the day of reckoning comes and has only so much time to squeeze some meaning out of life. Do you suppose President Obama wonders about the meaning of his life? What could that be?Obama has had some major accomplishments over the last three years. Failure!He has put close to 30 million people on food stamps. Failure!100 million people are now on some kind of...
  • The Culture War Turns Hot

    08/16/2012 3:54:07 PM PDT · by morethanright · 22 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-16 15:19:02 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Family Research Council President Tony Perkins was at the hospital just before midnight last Wednesday when Leonardo Reno Johnson was wheeled out of surgery, a bullet having been removed from his left arm. Earlier that same day, Johnson was in the lobby guarding the conservative Christian think-tank when a man possessing a Sig Sauer automatic handgun, two loaded magazines, 50 rounds of ammunition and 15 Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, attempted to enter the organization's offices.When an alert Johnson stopped the unfamiliar visitor and demanded identification, the man pulled his weapon and fired, wounding Johnson in the arm. Injured but undeterred,...
  • The Conventional Wisdom on Conventions

    08/15/2012 10:23:17 PM PDT · by morethanright · 5 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-15 21:59:09 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:The media is reporting that President Obama and his party plan to highlight the auto bailout as the centerpiece of their convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, this September. Saving the ailing auto industry, they believe, will show voters that Democrats may not create jobs but they can save them. Unfortunately, Obama's auto bailout is turning into yet another scandal of interest for congressional investigators.Rep. Dave Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, demanded Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner turn over all documents concerning the administration's bilking of pension plans for 20,000 non-union GM/Delphi workers that suffered losses...
  • A Tale of Two Shootings

    08/15/2012 5:16:50 PM PDT · by morethanright · 3 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-15 16:50:17 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:When television reporter Brian Ross erroneously reported that the Colorado "Batman" shooter was a Tea Party member, Ben Sherwood, president of ABC News, said, "Our mission is to tell people everything we can that is relevant about a person who has just committed a terrible crime. If, in the course of our sweeping everything we can about the person, part of it turns out that he was a member of a particular club, a member of a particular organization, he has a particular hobby, if we judge that it is journalistically relevant to a profile, a rich profile...
  • The Cult of Progressivism

    08/14/2012 5:25:40 PM PDT · by morethanright · 5 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-14 16:40:03 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:They called themselves the Hydra Club, a group of underpaid writers whose literary genre earned them no more than a penny a word. Their passion was writing science fiction.In the documentary film "Harlan Ellison: Dreams with Sharp Teeth," the sci-fi author recalls that "the Hydra Club was a writer's drinking and schmoozing society. They would get together once a week, or once every two weeks ... and they would just talk ..."He remembers one meeting in the early 1950s with writers Lester Sprague de Camp and L. Ron Hubbard in attendance. "Ron was complaining that he was breaking...
  • GOP Establishment Not Happy with Ryan Pick

    08/14/2012 2:34:39 PM PDT · by morethanright · 36 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-13 17:07:23 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Not all Republicans are happy with Mitt Romney's choice to make Rep. Paul Ryan his running mate. David Frum, former speech writer for President George W. Bush, is beside himself."At every turn, the party has demanded, 'More ideology! I gotta have more ideology!'" laments Frum in a column appearing on "With the selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate, Romney has now acceded to that wish. The least ideological Republican candidate since 1968 has committed himself to the most ideological Republican program since 1964."Actually, it was the least ideological Republican candidate since 1968 - Sen. John...
  • Suing the Contemptible Holder

    08/13/2012 7:32:03 PM PDT · by morethanright · 6 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-13 19:24:28 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Republicans have cornered the market on compassion - the real and not politically contrived variety. Monday, House Republicans petitioned a federal court to uphold their subpoena requiring that the Justice Department turn over documents pertaining to the sale of weapons to Mexico's deadly drug cartels by the Bureau of Tobacco, Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives.In doing so, the House GOP speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves: The hundreds of innocent souls killed because of a cynical program designed to gin up gun violence south of the border as a pretext for enacting more stringent gun legislation here...
  • Paul Ryan, Nature and God

    08/12/2012 2:07:54 PM PDT · by morethanright · 15 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-12 09:43:19 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:In accepting the vice presidential spot on the Republican ticket, Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan said, "America is more than just a place ... it's an idea ... Our rights come from nature and God, not government."That single remark is simple yet profound. That single remark separates those who embrace the tumultuous uncertainties of freedom from those who seek security at the expense of individual liberty. That single remark is what divides the Founder's philosophy of limited government from the Progressive project's march toward authoritarian dictatorship. That single remark differentiates two stark visions of man in relation to his...
  • Romney and Ryan: America's comeback team

    08/12/2012 7:12:43 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 11 replies
    mittromney,paulryan,comeback team,elections ^ | 2012-08-11 13:00:23 | Josh Bernstein
    Today is the first day in the rebirth of America. With the exception of maybe Senator Marco Rubio, no other candidate for vice president has the ability to satisfy the base, energize the Tea Party, and appeal to Independents quite like Congressman Paul Ryan.If the Democrats and the left underestimate Paul Ryan, they do so at their own peril.Before I get into the meat and potatoes of this article, I will heed a warning to Mitt Romney and the Republican Party. If we allow the left to define Paul Ryan through vicious and unscrupulous attacks, then WE do so at...
  • Obama's Liberal Fascism

    08/10/2012 9:39:38 AM PDT · by morethanright · 5 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-09 09:26:15 | mrcurmudgeon
    "Fascism is a religion of the state. It assumes the organic unity of the body politic and longs for a national leader attuned to the will of the people. It is totalitarian in that it views everything as political and holds that any action by the state is justified to achieve the common good. It takes responsibility for all aspects of life, including our health and well-being, and seeks to impose uniformity of thought and action, whether by force or through regulation and social pressure. Everything, including the economy and religion, must be aligned with its objectives. Any rival identity...
  • Does anyone get the impression that Obama, Emmanuel etc. want to overthrow the American way?

    08/06/2012 9:20:49 AM PDT · by GilGil · 39 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-06 09:02:39 | Gil Guignat
     [caption id="attachment_57176" align="alignleft" width="259"] Emmanuel tells us what he thinks of Constitution picture source:[/caption]Does anyone get the impression that the American left will use anything and anyone to further its cause? Today it's the gay flash mob tomorrow who knows what it will be. The end result will be total failure but at what price?Without a shot being fired, is it that they want to launch a coup against the United States? Maybe calling it a coup is too much for those who cannot deal with reality. Maybe we should call it a soft coup the dream of the progressive...
  • Obama's Post-Apocalyptic Economy

    08/03/2012 3:21:35 PM PDT · by morethanright
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-03 12:13:55 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:While Team Obama presses on with its campaign to frighten anxious Americans away from freedom and its residual energy, capitalism, Obama's anti-free market ethos is etching an indelible mark on our society.Friday, the "official" unemployment rate in America bumped up to 8.3% from its previous 8.2%, and the Department of Labor Statistics' U-6 number (the jobless rate for Americans who have run through their unemployment benefits and still cannot find work) stands at a staggering 14.9%.The Labor department also broke down the jobless U-6 figures for the states: Nevada (Harry Reid's state) 22.1%; California 20.3%; Rhode Island 18.3%;...
  • Of Poultry and Political Correctness

    08/02/2012 3:39:56 PM PDT · by morethanright · 4 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-02 07:30:23 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Americans ate a whole lot of chicken on Wednesday; in particular, Chick-fil-A chicken. Here in South Florida, where I live, the area's powerhouse talk-radio station provided updates from listeners who reported standing in long lines around the fast-food chain's various locations."They are making a lot of noise," Celio Fonseca of Boca Raton told the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel of the gay lobby's attempt to intimidate the fast-food chain's president, Dan Cathy, for stating that his organization's corporate culture is Christian as are its values. "But they are in the minority," continued Fonseca, "Everyone has the right to express...
  • Obamanomics: 16million kids living in poverty many homeless the most since 1962

    08/01/2012 11:07:42 AM PDT · by GilGil · 7 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-01 10:45:22 | Gil Guignat
    [youtube][caption id="attachment_56761" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Hope and change means millions of homeless kids in Obama's America picture source:"][/caption]What is the "hard times generation?" That is the official name of the 16 million kids living homeless and in poverty in Obama's government sponsored society. Whereas during the tenure of President Herbert Hoover, Hoovervilles were Depression era shanty towns of the poor peppering the country, President Obama now has his own version of Hoovervilles in the " hard times generation." How utterly disgraceful especially when we are told by President Obama that his plans are working and that he is succeeding...
  • Holder's Withholding

    07/30/2012 5:34:23 PM PDT · by morethanright · 5 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-30 17:28:23 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:A U.S. District Court ruling supports the House Republican's claim that Attorney General Eric Holder is a contemptible withholder of evidence and the Obama administration's cover-up artist extraordinaire.Since the news of Operation Fast and Furious broke, Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Darrell Issa, has buried the Justice Department in enough subpoenas to wallpaper every office in the joint.To date, Holder has failed to provide House investigators the names of Justice Department personnel responsible for selling weapons to Mexican drug cartels and high-level Justice officials privy to the operation.Now, the first controversy to embroil...
  • The Out-of-Context President

    07/30/2012 7:01:43 AM PDT · by morethanright · 1 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-29 19:22:01 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:It's difficult for supporters of the smartest man in the world to admit he makes gaffs. Instead, President Obama's acolytes insist his detractors take him "out of context."When conservative talk radio and Mitt Romney pilloried Obama for saying "the private sector is doing fine," Obama's main man in Chicago, David Axelrod, said, "They're more eager to have a debate over an out-of-context clause in his [Obama's] remarks than the substance of what he said," he told CNN.Axelrod failed to enlighten the paltry CNN audience as to Obama's context, changing the subject instead. "We need to accelerate job creation...

    07/28/2012 4:54:39 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 7 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-27 00:03:41 | Nathan W Tucker
    AMERICAN SOCIALISMBy Nathan TuckerPresident Obama's infamous remarks at Roanoke are premised in socialism-the conviction that government action is needed to make the free market fairer and more equitable.  It is the mistaken belief, shared by far too many politicians today, that individual rights are the citizens' dutiful sacrifice on the alter of a collectivist utopian society achievable only by government planning.Socialism in Western democracies is often cloaked in the mantra of compassion-the desire to produce greater equalization of outcomes by protecting individuals from the vicissitudes of the free market.  It is the conviction that government intervention is necessary to make...
  • "You Should Reflect Chicago Values"

    07/28/2012 4:24:08 PM PDT · by morethanright · 8 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-28 12:09:56 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Adolf Hitler's first official act as the new German Chancellor was to end the centuries-old tradition of independent local governments. In 1933, he sent armed SS thugs to arrest small town politicians and install handpicked National Socialist commissioners. And so began the Führer's remaking of German society. It was a simple first step on the road to convincing his people they were a super race of beings descended from the survivors of the lost continent of Atlantis - Aryans.When we think of World War II, we tend to think of it in political and military terms. Historians give...
  • A Tale of Two Anti-Gun Cities

    07/27/2012 9:24:01 AM PDT · by morethanright · 8 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-27 08:06:26 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon: The Windy City has always felt a little like a second-class citizen when compared to the Big Apple. That's why Chicago's other nickname is the Second City. But the greatest force in the universe - stupidity - is helping to level the playing field.After the Aurora, Colorado, shooting, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared on CNN to speak with host Piers Morgan."I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say, 'We're going to go on strike. We're not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do...
  • "His Will for Good or Bad"

    07/26/2012 8:09:23 PM PDT · by morethanright · 2 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-26 19:38:26 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:As even the most casual observer of the news knows, the Obama administration's sale of weapons to Mexican drug cartels was intended to support the president's contention that American guns are chiefly responsible for the ongoing war now waging between drug gangs and the government south of the border. If not for the revelations regarding the Justice Department's Operation Fast and Furious, the massacre of Mexico's innocents would have provided Obama and his gun-grabbing Democrats the ammunition needed to reinstate the U.S. assault weapons ban, which lapsed during the presidency of George W. Bush.However, the killing spree that...
  • Has anyone ever heard of a massacre at a gun club?

    07/26/2012 7:42:35 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 12 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-26 11:23:21 | Gil Guignat
    Rush: 'Blaming Guns For Murder Is Like Blaming Forks For Obesity' ["God and guns are the government's number one and two enemies making the individual irrelevant source of picture:"]Imagine if the Aurora gunman knew that people were carrying weapons in the theater like at a gun club. That would have put a lot of ice water on his passion to commit homicides en masse This author can't recall a single story where there was a massacre like in Colorado at a gun club. He can't even recall any kind of killing by a deranged gunman at any gun club.We...
  • Has anyone ever heard of a massacre at a gun club?

    07/26/2012 11:27:45 AM PDT · by GilGil · 36 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-26 11:23:21 | Gil Guignat
    Rush: 'Blaming Guns For Murder Is Like Blaming Forks For Obesity' [caption id="attachment_56418" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="God and guns are the government's number one and two enemies making the individual irrelevant source of picture:"][/caption]Imagine if the Aurora gunman knew that people were carrying weapons in the theater like at a gun club. That would have put a lot of ice water on his passion to commit homicides en masse This author can't recall a single story where there was a massacre like in Colorado at a gun club. He can't even recall any kind of killing by a deranged gunman...
  • Hugo and Barack

    07/25/2012 4:31:15 PM PDT · by morethanright · 2 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-25 05:54:47 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:"We consider health reform to have been an important battle and a success of his government," Cuban dictator Fidel Castro said of President Obama shortly before ObamaCare's passage into law, "It is really incredible that 234 years after the Declaration of Independence ... the government of that country has approved medical attention for the majority of its citizens, something that Cuba was able to do half a century ago."Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid's 110th Democratically-controlled Congress agreed, passing the measure unread.Monday, Venezuela's socialist leader, and candidate for president, attacked his rival, Henrique Capriles, for being too much like Republican...
  • Third World America

    07/23/2012 12:40:53 AM PDT · by morethanright · 15 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-22 22:31:44 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Remember President Lyndon B. Johnson's "war on poverty"? In a 1964 speech before a joint-session of Congress, Johnson declared "unconditional war on poverty in America," urging "Congress and all Americans" to join him "in that effort."Johnson insisted his escalated war - on poverty, not in Vietnam - would turn "one thousand dollars invested in salvaging an unemployable youth" into "$40,000 or more in his lifetime." He further stated that for the program to work required massive social programs "organized at the State and the local level ... supported and directed by State and local efforts.""For my part," said...
  • Watching the World Burn

    07/22/2012 6:21:25 PM PDT · by morethanright · 9 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-22 16:26:15 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:"... Some men just want to watch the world burn."~ Actor Michael Caine as Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred in the Batman film "The Dark Knight."I did not see the film above when it was released in theaters around the country in 2008. I thought it was just so much kid stuff and didn't want to waste my time.I was wrong.A friend called and insisted I rent the DVD and watch what he considered one of film's more accessible morality tales masked in the garb of comic book lore.The most interesting characters were The Joker and industrialist Bruce Wayne's...
  • Prediction: By 8:00 PM on November 6, 2012 the presidential election will be called for Romney

    07/21/2012 1:16:41 PM PDT · by GilGil · 53 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-21 11:20:29 | Gil Guignat
    Whenever the IRS is involved everyone knows its job is to collect taxes, taxes, taxes. What the IRS will be doing with the health care bill is to collect yet another tax. That is what the IRS does by definition. That is its purpose and has always been so. If voters have a choice to get rid of the IRS out of their lives, it will not be hard to divine what they will choose.If the health care bill is not a tax, why is the IRS enforcing it?When people think of the IRS, what first comes to mind? Taxes...
  • The Jokers of the Mainstream Media

    07/20/2012 7:16:24 PM PDT · by morethanright · 15 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-20 17:05:37 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. CurmudgeonBrian Ross of ABC News erroneously identified the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooter as a member of the Tea Party Patriots. The man accused of firing an assortment of weapons into a packed theater, killed 12 and wounded 59. ABC misidentified James Holmes, the alleged shooter, age 24, as 52-year-old James Holmes of the Colorado Tea Party Patriots.This, of course, should come as no surprise. Keen observers of the American political scene view The Tea Party as most responsible for the dramatic reversal of fortunes afflicting the Obama presidency and the Democratic Party since the midterm elections of...
  • The Character Flaw in Obamanomics

    07/19/2012 2:59:46 PM PDT · by morethanright · 1 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-19 13:05:18 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. CurmudgeonLast January, Andrew Bynum - a center for the L.A. Lakers - was reminiscing about former teammate Kwame Brown. "He's a grown man now," Bynum said of Brown to the Los Angeles Times, "He's grown into his body well. He's a lot more physical than when he first came in. That was my young fella, I taught him everything he knows." The Times' sports writer generously described Bynum's remarks as pure "fantasy."It's a natural tendency among those who feel inadequate to claim some credit for the success of others. President Obama has transformed this small psychological character flaw...
  • Obama and Romney Battle for Title of top CEO

    07/16/2012 5:37:18 PM PDT · by morethanright · 1 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-16 17:02:41 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. CurmudgeonIt appears Romney's tenure at the private equity firm he co-founded, Bain Capital, is to be the central theme of the 2012 presidential campaign. If not, President Obama would have to run on his record. And with so many of his green energy "investments" going bankrupt, joblessness on the increase, the economy shrinking, his mafia consigliere found in contempt of Congress, the president and his re-election team have decided to change the subject."Our selling weapons to Mexican drug lords may have led to the deaths of hundreds of innocents," team Obama seems to be saying, "But Romney is...
  • Silent Romney

    07/15/2012 1:42:08 PM PDT · by morethanright · 14 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-15 12:10:13 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. CurmudgeonIt's desia vu all over again. The presidential campaign of 2012 is starting to look a lot like the campaign of 2008. As you may recall, that's the one where Republican voters were told they needed to nominate a safe, bipartisan Republican for president - the kind of politician, we are told, independent voters lust for.Right on cue, accommodating Republicans nominated Sen. John McCain, a man with a hint of a vague inkling bordering on an indication of an idea. Much to his credit, the clueless candidate picked a vice presidential running mate that was a better man...
  • Mr. Infidel, Tear Down This Pyramid!

    07/14/2012 9:42:20 PM PDT · by morethanright · 14 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-14 21:35:14 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. CurmudgeonWhen Ibn Jubayr, the secretary to the Muslim governor of conquered Spain visited the Great Pyramid of Giza in 1182, he described it as a "miraculous construction and wonderful to look upon." Historian John O'Neill (author of "Holy Warriors") said the Islamic dignitary was blissfully ignorant as to its builders, believing the ancient structures to be "the tombs of early prophets mentioned in the Koran." Jubayr lamented, "To be short, none but the Great and Glorious God can know their story."You see, by Jubayr's time, all Greco-Roman historical sources were swept from the Muslim-dominated world ... they felt...
  • Obama's Dismal Jobs Number

    07/06/2012 2:00:29 PM PDT · by morethanright · 5 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-06 13:56:18 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. CurmudgeonHere we are, at the midpoint of 2012, and unemployment - thanks to stimulus spending (and borrowed Chinese money) - stands at 5.6%. No, wait a minute, it's not! That was the rosy prediction by the smartest man on the planet back in 2009 - Barack Obama.Friday's jobs report failed to move U.S. unemployment below its three-month 8.2% level. Of course, that Department of Labor Statistics' figure (classified U-3) does not include Americans who have run through their unemployment benefits and still cannot find work. The more accurate U-6 figure puts real U.S joblessness at 14.8%.The smartest man...
  • Government of the People?

    07/06/2012 9:17:57 AM PDT · by morethanright · 6 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-06 07:52:26 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. CurmudgeonAre you upside-down on your mortgage? Would you like to refinance at a lower, more affordable rate? It's too bad you're not a congressman or a high-level federal bureaucrat.A just released report by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee shows that the now defunct Countrywide Financial Corp., the mortgage underwriter that turned subprime lending into a ticking time bomb, created a "VIP loan unit" to provide "hundreds of loans to current and former Members of Congress, congressional staff, high ranking government officials and executives and employees of Fannie Mae ... VIPs who worked at Fannie Mae enjoyed...