Monthly Archives: June 2010

Breaking! Orlando highway named for Obama leads to new theme park, “The Marxist Kingdom”.

Pictured: An example of one of the most delightful and symbolic embodiments of what used to be the American Dream — Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.

The “Happiest Place on Earth” just got a little happier—at least for people who abhor the concepts of personal responsibility and individual liberty. Thanks to the City of Orlando, and the tax dollars of diligent Americans who actually work for a living—otherwise known as “stimulus money”—such folks are finally getting their just due. Yes, even though they thought it couldn’t get any better than to elect a president who fills your gas tank and pays your mortgage (to paraphrase the words of a Florida resident during the 2008 campaign), the good Kool-Aid sipping leaders of the city made the day of entitlement creatures nationwide by announcing the construction of a new highway bearing President Barack Obama’s name.

As if that alone weren’t enough cause for celebration in entitlement land, Orlando officials also proclaimed that the stimulus-funded road will lead directly to a new theme park, The Marxist Kingdom. Tossing aside such antiquated, capitalistic notions like paying for your own admission, those who wish to enter the park will be able to force others to pay for it before returning to their productive jobs including, you know, actually running and maintaining the place.

Once inside, nanny-staters can choose from a vast array of attractions including Tyranny Square, an improvement upon Disney’s abhorrently “jingoistic” Liberty Square; It’s A Totalitarian World After All, featuring animatronics of Hugo Chavez, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Josef Stalin, assorted suicide bombers, jihadists and other “freedom fighters”; and Stoning Mountain, a rollicking ride back to the 7th Century, where thrill seekers can virtually witness and/or participate in such uplifting activities as violently hurling rocks at infidels until they crumple into a heap of blood and broken bones. In Barack’s Haunted Mansion, those brave enough to board the ominous, black transport can experience the satisfaction of hearing America’s Founding Fathers roll over in their graves, while their plaintive wails of “We staked our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor for you lazy, ungrateful fools?!” pierce the air.

From Maim Street to Sharia-Ella’s Castle, there’s an endless array of attractions for the useful idiots to enjoy. And when they’re ready to take in a good, old-fashioned musical production, they can choose from several, including Burka and the Beast and The Lyin’ King. The Marxist Kingdom, coming soon to a failed socialist state near you—unless the events of November 2010 and November 2012 necessitate a fundamental “change” in its transformational blueprints.

Ok, so only the first paragraph of this intentionally snarky piece is based on an actual news event, the planned construction of a stimulus-financed highway in Orlando that will be named for Barack Obama. Isn’t that enough to merit a little sarcasm after a week filled with one outrage after another?

From the “troubling precedent” handed down by Judge Richard Roberts in the case of the firing of the independent AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin (an event that hasn’t seemed to gain much traction in the media), to Obama’s anti-Constitutional, pro-Fascist shakedown of BP (and corresponding failure of hapless Republican leadership to capitalize on yet another teachable moment) — not to mention the bureaucratic nightmare that’s 1.) impeding clean-up efforts in the Gulf, and 2.) exacerbating the damage, let’s just say the decision of the so-called Orlando leaders to name a road after a man who is single-handedly destroying this great republic just hit me the wrong way. And the fact that it’s being done with funds they extorted from hard-working, tax-paying Americans just added fuel to the satirical fire.

That and, if not for tapping into my sense of humor, I’d probably go insane in the age of Obama. November cannot get here fast enough.


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Conservative Republican Forum with Talk Radio Hosts Premo Mondone, Diane Student and Congressional Candidate Delia Lopez

Looking forward to a great show tomorrow evening with two of my very favorite internet talk radio hosts, Premo Mondone of Red State Town Hall and Diane Student of Freedom’s Wings. Premo and Diane will join Steve and me for the first half of the show, offering their take on the hot topics of the week. Diane and I will also share some information about an exciting project we’re involved in with Houston-based talk radio host Kevin Price, of The Price of Business.

In the second half of the broadcast, we’ll chat with Delia Lopez, grassroots conservative candidate for Congress in Oregon. Tune in to Conservative Republican Forum on Blog Talk Radio at 6 p.m. Eastern!

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Conservative, Independent Film Maker Jack Marino Joins Liberty Belle Hour on Thursday, June 17

I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of Jack Marino on Facebook about 18 months ago, soon after he’d appeared as the guest of Nick Polyzos and Kender MacGowen on Young Gun Conservative talk radio. A true patriot and gentleman, one of Jack’s passions is the United States Military, the defenders of the freedoms we hold dear. In particular, he felt a debt of gratitude and obligation to ones who’d served in Vietnam, those “forgotten heroes” who were largely spat upon and repugnantly derided in American society as “baby killers” (quite ironically, I might add, by many Baby Boomers who don’t have the slightest qualms about abortion, nor a clue as to what actually transpired in Vietnam).

Jack set out to create a film in the tradition of John Wayne’s The Green Berets, which attempted to counteract the discontent and hostility at home over the USA’s involvement in the  Vietnam War with an unapologetically anti-communist, pro-American message, reflective of Wayne’s support for our troops and our efforts in southeast Asia. Alas, with the subsequent hippie-flower-power takeover of the centers of influence in Hollywood, pro-American, pro-US Military films quickly became the stuff of nostalgia as the box offices began furiously churning out one lefty, anti-war film after another.

From Coming Home to Born on the Fourth of July to Full Metal Jacket and Platoon, Hollywood continually sent a clear message to American movie-goers: if you’re looking for uplifting stories about military heroism and praise for your country’s willingness to send their strongest and bravest to the most hostile places in the world to protect and defend freedom,  find something else to do on your weekend.  Unlike popcorn, patriotism at the theater was in short supply.

Enter Jack Marino, who’d seen and heard enough. Raised with a strong belief in God, country and family, Marino invested countless hours and hard-earned treasure into producing a film that not only celebrates our men and women in uniform, but also the diversity of a country populated by people of various races, ethnicities and colors — all bound by a common love of freedom.

In a review of the film for Smart Girl Nation last year, I wrote:

The result is an engaging drama that follows the mission of an eclectic squadron of Marines as they attempt to rescue a Russian General who has defected to the United States. Representing the ethnic and racial diversity of America, this group of heroes includes a blond-haired surfer boy from Venice Beach, a young Latino from Los Angeles, a wise-cracking Italian-American from Brooklyn, and a stocky cowboy from Oklahoma. In keeping with the film’s tagline, “it was a time that turned boys into men and men into heroes,” when we first meet our core characters, they appear to behave more like frat boys than American soldiers, playing drinking games and fantasizing about girls on the beach.

Recently, Michael Moriarity raved about Forgotten Heroes for the excellent website, Big Hollywood:

Yes, Jack Marino’s version of a Platoon is the entire American Rainbow Family.

It is a guerilla tribute to the greatness of American guerillas.

You won’t forget it, I assure you … and, after the most disturbing moment begins to sift through your consciousness, you will begin to see the film as a measure of not only American courage but her divine irresistibility.

You won’t regret having taken the time.

Forgotten Heroes is actually unforgettable.

To purchase a DVD copy of Marino’s wonderful film, please visit the Forgotten Heroes website. And tune in to WAFS this Thursday, June 17 at 7 p.m. Eastern. Jack and I will take your calls at (561) 228-4020, and welcome you to join the live chat.

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Carl Domino, Candidate for Florida State Senate Joins Liberty Belle Hour This Week

I am pleased to welcome Carl Domino to The Liberty Belle Hour this week. Domino, a native Floridian and candidate for State Senate in District 25, is an American success story, rising from humble beginnings to achieve success in both the military as a US Navy Commander, and in the private sector as an accomplished businessman.

I’ll sit down with Carl to discuss all of the important issues of the day, including the BP oil disaster in the Gulf, the Israeli Flotilla raid, Islamic terrorism, economic policy and states’ rights.  As always, I welcome your calls at (561) 228-4020 and your presence in the live chatroom. Look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

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Conservative Republican Forum, June 5, 2010

Had a bit of a strained confrontation with one of our guests tonight, who is under the mistaken impression that John McCain was an excellent candidate for president, Sarah Palin is a political loser (yes, the same woman who, with one Facebook post, can redefine a debate and put Obama on the defensive, not to mention raise incredible amounts of money for grassroots candidates), and that there’s apparently no overlap between fiscal and social issues. I beg to differ.

For example, if you believe (as I do) that the out-of-control entitlement spending by the federal government needs to end, then it stands to reason that eliminating taxpayer funding of abortion would be a priority. There is no justification for Planned Parenthood receiving 30% of their funding from taxpayers. None. And on that point, I am confident both social and fiscal conservatives can agree, just as anyone who respects the Constitution will acknowledge that Roe v. Wade is an egregious example of judicial overreach. Like many other social issues, the legality of abortion — along with the ancillary aspects such as procedural restrictions and parental consent — should be decided by the people, not activist judges.

I presented all of these arguments to our guest, who completely pooh-poohed the notion of states’ rights while claiming that the GOP needs to put up more moderates like Tim (yawn) Pawlenty. Riiiight. Because Milquetoast Tim’ll really fire up the base, much in the same way the Maverick did in 2008 — at least until he made the very wise decision to ask Palin to be his VP nominee.

But according to our guest, choosing the woman who saved McCain from a landslide was a big mistake because the GOP needs to appeal to the “middle”. Sorry Steven, but I agree with Marco Rubio: Americans are looking for strong, principled leadership — not squishy moderation. When they understand what conservatism means, when they realize what the Constitution allows and disallows, and when they fully grasp how the concepts of limited government, low taxes, strong national defense and personal responsibility are good for them and good for the country at large, they will vote for the candidate who, like Reagan, clearly and unap0logetically articulates them.  By the way, in a recent Gallup poll, 47% of Americans described themselves as pro-life, with 45% pro-choice. My guess is that even within that 45%, most would be in favor of placing restrictions on the procedure as well as eliminating taxpayer subsidies.

Other than that somewhat heated debate (brought on by my co-host Steve Rosenblum’s direct question to Steven Kurlander on the topic of Palin), the rest of the interview went very smoothly, as did those with our other two guests (both of whom were three-legged stools like me — social, fiscal, and national security conservatives).  I am also very intrigued by Steve Kurlander’s book, The Dog Days of September and Doug Kammerer’s Average Doug: My Take on America, after learning more about them this evening.

Check out the archives of tonight’s show at the link:

Conservative Republican Forum

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The Catholic Revolver with Jerry Weber

Jerry Weber, host of The Catholic Revolver.

This afternoon I was a guest for the third time on Jerry Weber’s excellent Blog Talk Radio show, The Catholic Revolver. Today our conversation centered around the definition of feminism, Sarah Palin, the contemporary dating scene and the present state of our culture. As always, it was an absolute pleasure, and I look forward to joining Jerry again soon on a future broadcast. Click on the link below to listen to the interview and be sure to tune in live on Saturdays at 4 p.m. Eastern.

The Catholic Revolver with Jerry Weber, June 5, 2010

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Author Brooke Musterman joins The Liberty Belle Hour this Thursday

Please tune in to The Liberty Belle Hour this Thursday, June 3 at 7 p.m. Eastern when my guest will be fellow Parcbench contributor, writer and author of the new book, Reptiles on Caffeine, Brooke Musterman. I’ll chat with Brooke about her humorous chronicle of the foibles of human nature and the reptilian brain, based on her experiences as a barista in a cafe. An engaging read, Reptiles on Caffeine was one of those books I couldn’t put down and actually finished in one sitting.

There were moments when I laughed out loud, recognizing my own behaviors and those of others I’ve encountered while waiting in line for a hot cup of happiness — although I’m pretty sure the “cafe” that serves as the setting in the book is a far cry from the local Dunkin’ Donuts I frequent, thanks to my addiction to their unique blend. However, as I discovered, human nature is human nature whether expressing itself in an upscale coffee house, or a lower-priced, all-American franchise.

In addition to her book, I’ll also ask the conservative author for her take on current events, pop culture and politics. As always, I welcome your calls at (561) 228-4020 and your presence in the live chat room. See you Thursday!

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