A Milwaukee area musician, former teacher, and Scott Walker supporter, Glen Shulfer wrote and performed this outstanding song about the Madison Protests.
This is awesomeness on stilts, guys, you are going to love it:
I was listening to some Tea Party leaders recently. They were unhappy some Representatives had not yet made their position on a bill public. They decided to find out those positions and if a Rep was voting “wrong,” to threaten him with a primary challenge.
Disagreements, even among allies, are inevitable. How we handle them defines our relationship’s future. In the aftermath of successful influence in 2010′s elections, some Tea Party activists are choosing coercion over cooperation.
It’s said you don’t truly know a man until you disagree with him. Character is revealed by conflict more than it is developed by it. What will Tea Party choices reveal? Will they choose purity of principle? Will they insist their way is the only way and burn the bridges between them and their natural allies? Or will they choose maturity of method? Will they permit allies to have varied convictions and still build bridges to lasting collaborations?
Washington (Mar 23) House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today sent the following letter to President Obama regarding U.S. military action taking place in Libya.
Full text of the letter follows below.
Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich, a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, criticized President Obama’s authorization of using military force in Libya without the input of Congress, as is stated in the Constitution unless there is an imminent threat to the United States.
Kucinich says, “We cannot be the policemen of the world, as tragic as the situations are across the world, the United States cannot afford nor do we have the authority to go and intervene.”
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Zack Snyder‘s latest film, Sucker Punch, hits theaters this Friday. Snyder’s previous films, 300 and Watchmen, were not only good films but were also popular among conservatives. While I’m not sure Sucker Punch will have any political leanings, judging by the trailer it sure looks like a fun film!
Dick Morris nails it in this piece from The Hill.com:
Gen. Colin Powell’s enduring contribution to American foreign policy is the Powell Doctrine, defining when and how American military power should be used. The doctrine has three main precepts: Avoid mission creep, clearly define your goals, and plan an exit strategy before you go in. Obama’s Libya intervention flunks on all three counts.
Avoid mission creep? It’s too late. The mission has already crept. It was sold to us as a no-fly zone, designed to stop Moammar Gadhafi’s air force from pounding rebel positions, evening the odds in the conflict. Of course, there would be a need to neutralize Gadhafi’s air defenses to protect our planes as they patrolled the skies. But already it is clear that we are bombing everything in sight, crippling Gadhafi’s armor, forcing his withdrawal from key cities and crippling his command and control structure. It is not a no-fly zone. It is full aerial warfare.
Defined war goals? The only one stated is to protect innocent civilians from Gadhafi’s forces. How we are going to do this from the air is a question that remains unanswered. In any event, we are clearly confused between the goal of regime change on the one hand and protecting civilians on the other. Our aerial attacks have little to do with protecting anyone and everything to do with killing as many of Gadhafi’s soldiers and disabling as much of his army as possible.Exit strategy? The confusion over war aims and mission, as usual, becomes most apparent when it comes time to contemplate an exit. If our goal were simply to cripple Gadhafi’s air force, that goal will be achieved very soon and we can pull out. But if the goal is to protect civilians, when will that goal be accomplished? Can it be reached as long as Gadhafi is in power? Not likely. So we really cannot pull out until we have changed the regime.
Join Congresswoman Michele Bachmann Thursday March 24th from 5-6 PM CT for a Facebook townhall live from Iowa, where she’ll answer questions from Facebook, Twitter, text message, and YouTube.
Dear Fellow Conservative,
As I travel around our nation speaking with Americans from all walks, I continue to hear the voice of the American people growing louder, dissastisfied with our government and demanding a rapid departure from the radical policies of Barack Obama. This Thursday from 5-6 PM Central, I’ll be holding my first ever town-hall meeting on Facebook, live from Iowa, where I hope we can have a conversation about what we as Constitutional conservatives can do about these important issues that face our nation. I hope that you’ll RSVP, invite your friends, and participate by sending questions via text message, Facebook, or by sending a link to a question on YouTube to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“If there’s a constant in the story of ObamaCare, it’s broken promises,” Speaker Boehner says in a new video marking one year of the job-crushing health care law, and all its fewer jobs, higher costs, and reduced coverage. Listening to the American people, Republicans made a pledge to America to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with common-sense reforms that lower costs and protect jobs – a pledge Speaker Boehner renews in this video:
A hero died last month, though I suspect his passing may have escaped the attention of most of the readers here. It certainly passed my attention until I read heartlander’s moving eulogy to Dr. Bernard Nathanson.
A great man has passed…Although I did not meet Dr. Nathanson personally, I feel as if I knew him. He was in the pro-life movement nearly as long as I have been — I have known of him and followed him all my adult life, and was hugely influenced in my youth by his book Aborting America, in which he fearlessly and with brutal honesty described his pivotal role in the abortion movement and his career as an abortionist who presided over the deaths of 75,000 babies.
In that book, he described how he and the other two co-founders of the National Association for the Reform of Abortion Laws (NARAL) deceived the public and framed the debate in order to build support for the legalization of abortion. (You can read his own very short summary of their tactics here.)
Long time no see, folks. Sorry about that, I’ve been – uh – busy. To say the least. But I did want to take a minute to share something that I’ve stumbled upon that I find to be quite interesting – the Alternative Market Project (AMP). Granted, this is a little off the beaten path for some of us perhaps, but I believe resides at the core of what it is we all believe here at TMR – independence, community, family, taking-charge of our own destinies.
The AMP was actually teased on a different site and, I have to be honest, sounded a little bit “out there” to me at first. But the more I looked at it with open eyes and an open mind, not only did it make all the sense in the world, but it dawned on my how much this already goes on every day. How many people do you know who already trade services voluntarily? “Hey neighbor, you help me with my plumbing problem and I’ll help you polish-off that deck you’ve been wanting to do,” sorts of things.
Well, welcome to the Alternative Market.