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Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Politics | 0 comments

Racial Grievance-Monger in Chief

Racial Grievance-Monger in Chief

It’s always a great day when the President of the United States shoehorns himself into a local law enforcement issue in order to gin up racial resentment.   It was bad enough back in March of 2012 when Obama said, “If I had a son … he’d look a lot like Trayvon.” Now, he has waded in even further by claiming that 35 years ago, Trayvon could have been him. That is a complete crock: Barack Obama, far from being a child of the civil rights struggle who had to “work twice as hard to get ahead because of his skin color”, is a child of privilege and a case study in affirmative action. How many black people went to Punahou School, one of the most elite prep schools in Hawaii? From NBC News in 2007 on the eve of his announcing his candidacy:             “At school, Obama was surrounded by the island’s richest and most accomplished students. America Online founder Steve Case, actress Kelly Preston and former Dallas...

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Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Conservative LA Radio, For Tribbles, Radio | 0 comments

CLA Radio 07/26/13: More Twang!

CLA Radio 07/26/13: More Twang!

The next ConservativeLA Radio show (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday, 07/26, 7:00 Pacific/10:00 Eastern) will be Twangtastic! (Don’t worry, the next new show will be about Detroit, so there will be a lot more Motown and suchlike then.) And yes, I will be playing “North To Alaska” in honor of the upcoming Generalissimo/Ed Morrissey cruise (which I will not be joining, alas). Hope you can stop by, listen to the show, and join us in chat… Spoiler set list: Hank Thompson: A Six Pack To Go Buddy Miller: It Hurts Me Marty Robbins: El Paso Hank Williams: My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It Roger Miller: Do-Wacka-Do Patsy Cline: I Fall to Pieces Buck Owens: Heartaches By The Number Lefty Frizzell: Always Late (With Your Kisses) Hank Williams: Ramblin’ Man (Luke The Drifter) Patsy Cline: Walkin’ After Midnight George Jones: The Race Is On Buddy Miller: I Can’t Get Over You Blind Willie Johnson: Dark Was The Night Hank Williams: Honky Tonkin’ Carl Perkins: Boppin’ the Blues...

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Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Conservative LA Radio, For Tribbles, Radio | 0 comments

CLA Radio 07/19/13: Twang, Dang It! (rerun)

CLA Radio 07/19/13: Twang, Dang It! (rerun)

The next ConservativeLA Radio show (on Duane FM in the Hughniverse, Friday, 07/19, 7:00 Pacific/10:00 Eastern) will be all about The Twang (a rerun of the 2/22/13 show). Hope you can stop by, listen to the show, and join us in chat… Spoiler set list: Dave Dudley: Six Days On The Road Audio: CMT promo for early ’90s Dwight Yoakam concerts Dwight Yoakam: A Thousand Miles From Nowhere Junior Brown: Broke Down South Of Dallas Steve Earle And The Del McCoury Band: Texas Eagle Audio: Promo for 2012 Merle Haggard/Marty Stuart concert Buddy & Julie Miller: You’re Running Wild Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives: Move Along Train Audio: Johnny Cash ’70s TV ad for Lionel Trains Johnny Cash: I’ve Been Everywhere Ray Wylie Hubbard: Coricidin Bottle Audio: Radio ad for Redneck Country Seasick Steve & The Level Devils: Rooster Blues Son House: Death Letter Audio: KJBC radio promo for Ralph Stanley concert Stanley Brothers: Pretty Polly Hank Williams: Lost Highway Audio: TV promo for Beverly Hillbillies and Green...

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Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Art & Culture, Faith, Featured | 1 comment

Shame is Good

Shame is Good

  “Have you no shame?” These were the words addressed to Sen Joe McCarthy during his infamous anti-communist Senate hearings.   Subsequently, regardless of the merits of his allegations, Sen McCarthy was driven out of the public square and his concerns about communist infiltration of our government were dropped from the public consciousness. For all of human history, shame has been one of the most powerful emotions for driving normative behaviors. Shame has been used by Presidents, Priests and Parents to control soldiers, children and mobs. Authors as diverse as Shakespeare, Hugo, and Dostoyevsky have used shame as the central motivation of some of their most memorable characters. In fact, it is often the protagonist’s response to shame that drives them to do humane and monumental things. To paraphrase Gordon Gecko, “shame, for the lack of a better word…is good.” But in our baby boomer wisdom, we have decided that shame is something that one should never, ever have to feel.   This is accomplished by making sure everyone gets...

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Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Politics | 1 comment

A New Name for the Tea Party

A New Name for the Tea Party

  Documented in a recent article at The Blaze, bestselling author Brad Thor made this suggestion – “It’s Time for Tea Party to Consider a New Name.”    It’s about the importance of marketing – how conservatives should get on board and use some of the tactics of the left such as Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”     The Tea Party actually represents most Americans, but having been demonized by the ‘main-stream media,’ the ‘drive-by press,’ the ‘lapdogs of Big Government,’ most people don’t know this. A rebranding is called for – a new name, a second chance – like ACORN after James O’Keefe got through with them. Helpful person that I am, I tried to come up with some suggestions. How about the American Federalist Party? No – Federalism may be the bedrock concept of American self-governance, but it’s too quaint for everyday use. We need something snappier. How about the Conservative Party? No – Conservatism is to the Progressive Media as Jihad is to Conservatives. That will never...

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