June 2011


Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

Nearly 1,500 conservative activists gathered in Minneapolis yesterday to kick off the 4th annual RightOnline conference.

RightOnline which is billed as the anti-Netroots Nation conference has held its conference in the same city and the same time as the far left Netroots conference .  And this weekend it’s even at the same hotel that many of the Netrooters are staying at making for some interesting conversation in the elevators.

Yesterday attendees spent the morning learning how to be better online activists including beginners classes to the internet, blogging and Twitter as well as hearing from individuals and organizations who have been successful in using the internet to expose government corruption by using investigative journalism skills.

The opening general session included a parade of speakers from online activist Melissa Clouthier, @melissatweets, John Hinderaker of Powerline who announced the $100,000 Powerline Prize, Ann McElhinney who wowed the crowd with her crusade against CFL light bulbs and Conservatives in Name Only, Minnesota Rep. John Kline and concluding with Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) who gave an impassioned plea to keep government out of regulating technology.

The afternoon was filled with more panels on activism  including a session on How to use the Freedom of Information Act Effectively and Internet Freedom.

The dinner was highlighted by the Wall Street Journal’s John Fund entertaining the audience with his story of growing up in California and insights to conservative icon Ronald Reagan.

After dinner the attendees were treated to the thoughts and musings of Andrew Breitbart who has doggedly pursued liberals by exposing their lies and hypocrisy on the internet and who helped bring down Rep. Anthony Weiner.

The evening ended with a screening of The Undefeated a new film by Steve Bannon about Sarah Palin and her amazing rise from an obscure mayor in Wasilla, Alaska to the GOP vice-presidential nominee in 2008 and now conservative heroine to many.

As Fund said earlier in the evening he noticed during his visit to Netroots Nation that everything they were doing focused on defense.  By contrast RightOnline is all about going on offense and not being complacent about the Republican victories  across the country in 2010 because the fight is far from over.

 

 

 

An avid supporter and mother of three young children is trying to sell the handwritten note she received from President Obama in an effort to stave off eviction and build a better life for her family.

Destiny Mathis 26, of Hobart, Indiana is unemployed and trying to support three children but has been unable to find employment despite all the taxpayer money that was funneled into the economy in the last two years.

In the letter Mathis told the president that  she was optimistic for change when she campaigned for him and that now she feels her future is bleak and unpromising, but stood behind his efforts:

‘I do think people are coming down too hard on you and your administration. An eight-year mess cannot be fixed in only two years’ time.

‘I am still behind you 100 per cent and so is my family. My dad is a disabled Vietnam Veteran and he tells my seven-year-old son, Silas, that he should strive to be just like you.

‘I tell my two-year-old daughter Milan that she will be as strong as Mrs Obama and to not be like me.’

The president in repsonse told Mathis that she “inspired him” and that things would get better for her family.

She’s still waiting.

Mathis told the Daily Mail that she has become weary of the promises and that she hasn’t seen any changes that directly affect her.

But thanks to Obama she may be able to net enough money from the sale of the letter to give her family the hope and change he promised on in 2008 but failed to deliver.

Don’t you just love it when the Democrats fess up to their own mistakes?

But seriously create a modern version of FDR’s WPA?

Oh wait I thought we did that with the $787 billion stimulus program.

And we all know what a success that was.

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell along with Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) used a comment by Sarah Palin’s ten year-old daughter Piper as an excuse to investigate whether or not her recent bus tour violated campaign finance laws.

O’Donnell said that Piper Palin is old enough and experienced enough to know the difference between a vacation and campaigning.

But why can’t she think of a campaign (especially on a bus) as a vacation?  That would certainly make it more interesting at her age.  It’s not like she has a handler.

With this attack O’Donnell has sunk to a new low.

 

According to a new studyl from North Korea’s Chosun Central Television China is the happiest country on earth followed closely by North Korea.

China scored 100 out of a possible 100 points with North Korea managing 98 points.  Not far behind were Cuba at 93, Iran at 88 and Venezuela at 85.  All these countries are either under communist control or follow a model of socialism and the suppression of individual human rights.

Taking up the rear not unsurprisingly is the United States or American Empire which only managed to score 3 points and finished dead last at 203.

Is it possible to be 100% happy?  If you live under authoritarian communist rule you’d better be happy or else.

Compare these results to a Gallup survey released in April that showed that Denmark was actually the happiest country in the world with the U.S. 12th.  China winds up in the bottom 40 with only 12% reporting that the country is thriving.

Whom are we to believe?  A survey done by local researchers in a communist country or a poll conducted by polling real people?

 

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