Archive for August, 2012


Under the Fedora: Harry Reid, Chick-Fil-A and the Oldest Trick in the Oldest Book

While left & right could, even before one shot up a Sikh Temple, both agree that Nazis are bad, at least we can tell the difference between Sikh’s and Muslims and the Onion & real news.


On Thursday at the National Press club a group of Black Ministers announced the formation of an organization against President Obama over his stance on “gay marriage”.  One minister referred to the president as “Judas” suggesting the president did this for the sake of “30 pieces of silver”  Another compared the statements of the Mayor of Chicago, Boston and others to the exclusion of Blacks from restaurant counters.

In a tight election year when president Obama an event like this that portends an unprecedented split in the black community might normally be considered news, most normal people would consider it news, but it got little or no coverage on air by  the MSM and just passing coverage online from their sites.

This is not a shock.  There is no plus side for the MSM.  Not only would this hurt the perception of Black Americans united for Obama but it would put them in an impossible position, after all it’s one thing to call the white southern owner of the Chick-Fil-A franchise a “bigot” over opposing gay marriage, it’s quite another to do this to a black clergyman, and trust me, the same people whose money forced sorry persuaded President Obama to complete his “evolution” before the election would insist on it.

While the MSM has nothing to say, I’d be shocked if this isn’t a big topic on Black Radio nationwide.

Oh and Allen West (more on him later) purchased Chick-Fil-A for all the Congressional Black Caucus.  Alcee Hastings said all were insulted.

I can’t wait to hear them express their feelings of insult when they visit churches in their districts in campaign 2012


Meanwhile Harry Reid is in full “I’ve got a secret” mode where he is accusing Mitt Romney of not paying taxes based on “people who have told him” without naming those people and insisting that is it for Mitt Romney to prove his charges are false.

That the media was willing to give this story legs even before he repeated these charges on the floor of the US senate says something about the MSM, none of it good.  At first the MSM seemed perfectly willing to go with this.  As Stacy McCain put it:

Grant that Reid’s wild accusation — “financial McCarthyism,” you might call it — is newsworthy even if it is absolutely false. And it almost certainly is false, Dan Primack of Fortune says. But is it now an accepted practice at the Washington Post just to repeat whatever politicians say (in interviews with reporters for other publications) without bothering to do any independent reporting at all?

Of course sometimes things don’t work out like this meme didn’t so you now have the spectacle of Mother Jones hitting Harry Reid and the Washington Post’s Richard Cohen turning on him.

Roll Call reports Reid will not run again in 2016, It shows you want kind of power a person has when he know he won’t be facing the voters again for 4 years.


Wednesday a veritable multitude of people showed up at the 1600+ Chick-Fil-A locations to have a meal and to socialize.  It became a giant conservative event and Chick-Fil-A while not doing anything official to promote this day, they managed to have a record breaking day in terms of sales.

Friday Gay Marriage supporters scheduled a “kiss in” with considerably less success in terms of numbers, but much greater success in positive media promotion.

A lot of conservative were snarking about going to Chick Fil-A to see a bunch of lesbians kiss with lines like:  Delicious chicken and hot lesbian action?  I’m in!  Unfortunately for them the images they have in their head are from TV & porn, didn’t match the reality, nor did the numbers of either Friday’s Protest or the follow up “Starbucks Appreciation Day

It could be they don’t have the numbers, or it could be a case of Fedoraphobia.



Some Olympics?  There was a lot of fuss over badminton.  It appears the Top Chinese team tried to throw a match in order to increase the chances of delaying the #2 Chinese team until the gold medal round.  Their opponents decided to counter also trying to throw the same match.

The fans for treated to the odd spectacle of two of the best badminton pairs in the world both doing their best to lose without trying to do so.  It was apparently the oddest match you ever saw in your life.

These pairs and several others involved have all been ejected and the fans have furiously demanded their money back.

I don’t know, I think it’s a bit of Olympic history and it’s certainly not a sight they were likely to see again in their lives.

North Korea has a lot of problems, a repressive and backward state, a starving population but one thing absolute state control does is produce athletes.  When one of their weightlifter took home gold he publicly stated it was all due to the Great Leader of North Korea.

Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama should use him in their next ads.



A quick plug for a new advertiser of mine, the American Products store.  They own a small shop in Cherry Valley (Leicester MA) and sell products made in or manufactured in America.

A lot of people tell me they want to buy American.  Well here’s your chance.

I mentioned Allen West, he appeared in Lexington this week

It was quite a contrast to the Chick-Fil-A stuff as I noted in my Examiner Column this week:

The 30 or so protesters, dwarfed by even the lines at Chick-Fil-A that day, to say nothing of the Wednesdays informal appreciation event chanted loudly and were escorted from the mall where across the street at the local Barnes & Noble, Media trucks awaited their comment.

Yet two days later an event featuring one of the most prominent members of congress. A member who has been specifically targeted for defeat by the left draws 5-6 times the crowd in a public place in one of the bluest states of the union and Major media decided that this was not worth covering.

If Allen West feels comfortable enough about his situation to schedule events 1000 miles from his district when targeted AND can draw a large crowd than a nationally promoted protest in the home of Gay Marriage in the US by a factor of 6, it says something about election 2012 in Congressmen West s district and in Massachusetts should be afraid.


This election is going to be a disaster for the left, it’s no wonder they are hiding crosstabs in polls.


Finally lets close with Religion  At the Annual convention of the Episcopal church the presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori gave the following advice to the “faithful” in attendance:

“Jefferts Schori then proclaims that she has the answer for this. We all need the ‘act of crossing boundaries’ to become God after which our hands become a ‘sacrament of mission.’ (emphasis mine)

I thought it sounded familiar and sure enough I looked in Genesis Chapter 3

Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the animals that the LORD God had made. The serpent asked the woman, “Did God really tell you not to eat from any of the trees in the garden?” The woman answered the serpent: “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; it is only about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden that God said, ‘You shall not eat it or even touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman: “You certainly will not die! No, God knows well that the moment you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods who know what is good and what is bad.” The woman saw that the tree was good for food, pleasing to the eyes, and desirable for gaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate it; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

The pitch the Bishop gives the attendees is identical to the one Satan gives Eve in the garden.

We’ve all heard the expression “falling for the oldest trick in the book” but this is the first time I’ve seen an example where this is true literally.

See you next week.


On this week’s show: Demetrius Minor of Project 21 on this week’s show

Demetrius Minor will join Conservatively Speaking at 7:30 am this week.

Project 21’s Demetrius Minor Featured in Fox News Coverage of “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day”











SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Chris Young, one of the Democratic primary candidates seeking to unseat U.S. Rep. David Cicilline will join us in the 8:00 O’clock hour


Be more like China Elizabeth?

On the heels of my viral web video “Let America Be America Again,” Elizabeth Warren has introduced a new TV ad with a very different message – Make America More Like China.

You heard that right.  Warren, the “intellectual founder” of the Occupy protest movement and the inspiration for the “you didn’t build that” philosophy, is holding up China, with its repressive government policies, as the model for American progress.

Adding insult, Warren decided to introduce her new China ad during the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics when patriotic Americans will be competing against the Chinese and other nations around the world.

This is why people are calling the Massachusetts Senate race “ground zero” in the battle to defend free enterprise.

The whole point of Warren’s China comparison is that she wants a new $1 trillion stimulus program.  We’ve tried a big stimulus already and it failed.  All it got us was more debt and fewer jobs.

Being more like China is no way to strengthen America.  What we need to do is Let America Be America Again.

Scott Brown

P.S. With so much at stake in this “ground zero” election, I hope you will chip in whatever you can afford to help me fight back against Warren’s misguided vision for America.  If you can do $10, $25 or even $50, that will send me a signal that you are with me in this battle.  Thank you.


Mayor Bloomberg knows better for your child than you could ever……

“Mayor Bloomberg is now playing the role of pediatrician and neo-natal specialist. While it is great to encourage breastfeeding, the reality is that some women may not want to breastfeed their baby and is simply their choice. The government should not force them to do it,” says Cherylyn Harley LeBon, a mother of two and a member of Proj. 21’s National Advisory Board, contact Judy Kent.. To discuss this further with Cherylyn, contact Judy Kent at the below number.


Under the Fedora Olympics, Rumors and Dying churches

The Olympics have begun, some thoughts:

Am I the only one who thought the James Bond queen skydiving business was tacky?

If you are going to do pop culture of England over decades, can you do it without a single clip from Dr. Who a series that has been around nearly 50 years?

Michael Phelps broke the record as the greatest Olympic medal winner in history, yet earlier this week people are shocked SHOCKED that Michael Phelps failed to qualify in one of the Olympic races.

Guys he won a ton of medals last time, if he had never won another one he would still be one of the greatest Olympic athletes ever.

I swear the Vatican must be the just about only state that doesn’t field an Olympic team.  Then again what event would a priest have time to train for?

I’d actually like to see them in at least once Olympics, I’m sure they would be treated with less deference that certain other states are.


The IOC caved to Arab states by not permitting a moment of silence for the murdered Israeli athletes at the London Olympics.

Jacques Rogge capitulated to the 46-member bloc of Arab and Muslim countries because of the threat of Arab countries to boycott participation in the Games.

Spitzer, who jumpstarted an international campaign to garner a minute of silence at the London games, reported that Rogge told her that “his hands were tied” by the influence of the 46-member group.

Her rejoinder to Rogge: “No, my husband’s hands were tied, not yours.”

If the arabs wanted to leave the game, he should have said:  Fine, go, you can return when you learn the difference between barbarism and civilization.

Unfortunately not only was such an impossible thought not forthcoming but at the insistence of the Lebanese team a barrier was erected between them and the Israeli athletes.

This is simple cowardice, it is why the barbarians will continue to approach the gates and will end when the people cry enough, and not before.


Let the record show that both Bob Costas and the Italian teams showed more guts than the IOC


Speaking of cowardice the whole Chick–Fil-A business reeks of cowardice and opportunism.  Michael Graham noted it best when he pointed out the contradiction of welcoming a mosque that preached death to gays while denouncing a restaurant that supports the actual definition of marriage.

Apparently it’s OK to kill gays as long as you let them marry first.

What was that line from the African queen:

By the authority granted to me by his Imperial Majesty Kaiser Wilhelm the Second I pronounce you man and wife – proceed with the execution.

I was on a radio show this weekend where a caller bluntly said anyone who doesn’t support gay marriage is a racist.

Apparently every US president who ever lived was a racist until recently, so was Barack Obama.  So was every member of the media who didn’t back the idea just 20 years ago or less.

There is nothing so intolerant than a tolerant leftist.

On Twitter Dana Loesch noted a comment by the Mayor of Philly


I don’t see why anyone is surprised.  I seem to remember the democrats being big on telling people they weren’t welcome if they advanced idea they didn’t like, you know people like James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner,

The real big shock that Amanda Marcotte and Robert Stacy McCain are on the same page concerning restricting chick-Fil-A,  I suppose both are thinking in terms of broken clocks.


There is a lot of fuss being made about Dick Cheney saying Sarah Palin was a bad pick in 2008.  I think the anger is misguided for a couple of reasons, first of all to a traditional pol like Cheney that’s not an unreasonable statement, she was certainly less qualified in terms of experience that Joe Biden, but not less qualified that Barack Obama. (However talentwise she outstripped them both)

Additionally Cheney has served well, but like everyone makes the occasional mistake, I’m going to go spastic because he happens to get one wrong.


Me I think Palin was an incredible pick, think of all of the races that were won by Palin’s endorsement in 2010 and think of Tuesday.  She endorsed Ted Cruz back in May.  Monday the MSM was reporting the race was “tight”

Cruz won by 13 points.

That’s Sarah Palin, Political venture capitalist

During the 2008 Race Sarah Palin earned political capital with the voters. She spoke plainly and honestly and won her base over. After the campaign she wrote her best selling book and she and her family found themselves comfortable.

She could have sat back, after all her books and TV series were popular and profitable, she could have held court and been courted by pols all over the country and been a standard visit on the “Pay homage to get elected” tours.

Instead she took her political capital and invested it.


Tip O’Neil used to tell the story of Tom Harkin back when he was in the House, he was in an iffy district for Dems and was getting a lot of pressure on a vote for labor they were threatening to primary him when Tip called in Labor and quipped that he had only voted against them three times in his time in congress saying how amazing it was that in all those year there were only three times Labor got it wrong.

Unfortunately that broke the ice and that’s how the difference between Tom Harkin as a former congressman and Tom Harkin as a longtime Senator from Iowa today.


The Huff post ran an interview with Harry Reid yesterday, in it Reid claims a person at Bain told him Romney didn’t pay taxes for ten years.

Amazingly 3rd party rumor made the Washington Post

Harry Reid: Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes for 10 years


I’m fairly new to the world of writing but even I know basic standards:

Mind you the Washington post isn’t citing an unnamed source that has talked to them, they are reporting that someone else (Harry Reid) claims that an unnamed source said something.

I don’t claim to have been in this business all that many years, but I know enough that I can’t report hearsay.

Stacy McCain IS a real reporters and says this:

This is one of those “too-good-to-check” situations, and there are obvious problems with Reid’s claim. Isn’t the provenance of the claim intrinsically suspicious? How the hell would an investor in Bain Capital know how much taxes Mitt Romney paid? (Phil Klein made this point.) And why would a Bain investor call Harry Reid to make this claim? Who is this mysterious investor who’s got Harry Reid on speed-dial? Do they talk regularly? What else has he told Harry?

These questions — who, what, when, where, why, how? — are obvious, as I say, and reporters are supposed to ask them. However, if it is now the practice of the WaPo to repeat anything said by anybody on the Internet, why isn’t Ed O’Keefe quoting Allahpundit?

By the way, some random guy on the Internet told me Obama was born in Kenya. Now, do I know that’s true? Well, I’m not certain. But let me just toss it out there.


I’ve written about China’s ghost cities and my opinion that  before Rob Eno of Red Mass Group noting Elizabeth Warren’s China quip put together this video

We have serious problems here but China is one big bubble waiting to burst and that is what Elizabeth Warren


Finally the left is in shock over the Pope appointing “The Father of Prop 8” as the Arch Bishop of San Francisco

This is juxtaposed against the Episcopal Church’s endorsement of cross dressing clergy & same sex marriage.

The media keeps pushing the Catholic Church to go in the direction of the Episcopalians but where has this direction gotten them?

This is no longer George Washington’s Episcopal Church – in 1776 the largest denomination in the rebellious British colonies. Membership has dropped so dramatically that today there are 20 times more Baptists than Episcopalians.

U.S. Catholics out-number the Episcopal Church 33-to-1. There are more Jews than Episcopalians. Twice as many Mormons as Episcopalians. Even the little African Methodist Episcopal denomination — founded in in 1787 — has passed the Episcopalians.

Seeing these results, is it any wonder that when our liberal friends advise us to follow the path of the  Episcopal church we have the same suspicion that Snow White should have had when the old women offered her the apple.


See you next week


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