And In This Corner, Governor Palin

Governor Sarah Palin has an effect on people, and there seems to be a pattern developing.

The left routinely calls the Governor an idiot. The Republican establishment regularly makes the same type of remarks that used to be made about Reagan and even Eisenhower. They say she’s a lightweight, a personality and unfortunately, not very bright. Both groups are singing the same tune we heard Juan Williams sing on Dec 26th’s Fox News Sunday,

Williams: “There’s nobody out there except for Sarah Palin who could absolutely dominate the stage and she can’t stand on the intellectual stage with Obama”

Apparently, Mr. Williams has formed an opinion on Governor Palin’s intelligence. He does not say where he gets his opinion on the Governor’s IQ, so lets talk about how he measures the President’s.

On this we have been given little of value. We have none of the usual scholastic measures. Its all very hush hush. There were no honors awarded from Columbia upon graduation, so his grades could have been anything from 2.0 to about 3.3.

As for the Harvard Law Presidency, a certain number of of those who make law review are chosen by one or more criteria, including intellectual accomplishment in the form of grades, writing projects and affirmative action.

From Rey’s A Point:

“Fourteen editors (two from each 1L section) are selected based on a combination of their first-year grades and their competition scores. Twenty editors are selected based solely on their competition scores. The remaining editors are selected on a discretionary basis. Some of these discretionary slots may be used to implement the Review’s affirmative action policy.”

and Rey comments further;

“ It doesn’t matter if it’s the most prestigious thing you can do as a Harvard Law student. The question was in regards to using it to prove the intelligence of Obama. “

Usually a president of HLR snags a prestigious clerkship . Obama turned down this opportunity. So we cannot use his work product as a law clerk as a measure.

So we have no real documentation of where Barack Obama stands on any scale of intellect, so perhaps Mr. Williams should work to nail that down, before he measures Governor Palin against it.

West Charges Capitol Hill

by Sean Lengell of the Washington Time, Dec 27.

Depending on who is asked, Republican Rep.-elect Allen West is either a hothead radical who will chip away at what little civility remains on Capitol Hill, or is an energetic, principled pragmatist who will bring a long-overdue dose of sanity to Washington.

But his sincerity isn’t in question: As supporters and critics alike say when it comes to the South Florida Republican, what you see is what you get.

“There are some candidates who are fairly standard politicians, who adopt the ‘tea party’ rhetoric … and then I think there are some politicians who are really fundamentally more tea party-ist than politician, and I think West fits into that category,” said Kevin Wagner, a political science professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

“The rhetoric, he believes.”

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Obamacare Funding Already Fading

Republicans Have Taken First Step to Defund ObamaCare
December 26, 2010
By Maggie of Maggie’s Notebook

At least that’s the way uber-Liberal columnist Ezra Klein sees it.

Ezra Klein
From The Weekly Standard:

Two weeks before taking over control of the House of Representatives, Republicans have already succeeded in starting to defund Obamacare. As Ezra Klein, a zealous Obamacare supporter, writes in the Washington Post, “The Senate passed the Continuing Resolution [by a vote of] 79-16…. Another way of saying that: The Senate voted to defund the implementation of both health-care reform and financial-regulation reform.” Shortly thereafter, the House followed suit, by a vote of 193 to 165. This result was achieved because, in Klein’s words, “The omnibus spending bill collapsed,” preparing the way for the continuing resolution. Klein frankly says: ”[T]his is bad news for the health-care bill.”

Great insite by Klein and Jeffrey Anderson of the Weekly Standard
Hat Tip to Maggie of Maggies Notebook

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North America’s Singing Revolution

Between approximately 1987 and 1991, A revolution occurred in Eastern Europe that restored independence to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. A wonderful documentary film, the Singing Revolution. was made to bear witness to this monumental accomplishment. The Singing Revolution was accomplished by a culturally rich people, a people who fearlessly turned out a villanous and tyranically oppressive government by shear force of determination and will.
America has that same cultural richness, determination and strength, leaving us to wondered why that same revolution could not occur here in America, in Canada and Mexico.

But it did not happen.

Now,thanks to a still free new media, suddently we are seeing a marvelous trend known as Flash Mob Choirs. It seems to me, that we may well be on our way to such an American Version of the Singing Revolution.

Christmas time is such a blessing, but it seems often a time of stress, illness and tragedy for many. The samples of the New Singing Revolution on the right to be viewed and heard, are uplifting and glorius. They demonstrate the joys and blessings out there, free to all. They remind us that as long as we live, all is never lost. That we have a long way to go before we can be called defeated as a free people. That the tyrannical acts of a few cannot oppress us, unless we give them permission.

God Bless You and Yours, and may God Bless the New Singing Revolution.

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Rock with us for Sunday evenings Freedom Radio at 8 pm est with two of the most unashamedly fearless activist American patriots on earth, Bev Perlson, founder of Band of Mothers and Jim Hanson,aka “Uncle Jimbo” of Blackfive and Big Peace.

And always tune in to hear the National Security Update with Tim Sumner, co-founder of 911 Families for a Safe and Strong America.

Mix your cocktails and pop the corn in advance because you will NOT want to miss a moment!

A Freedom Radio Christmas Message

Its been a heady decade of war. There is the obvious war with Islamofacism, and of course the war here at home against liberal fascism. Both wars pit the will of the free to protect and preserve the home of the brave against those who would pirate their freedom, their property, and their very lives and the lives of their children.

As we continue to stand together, let us hold our military and their families in our hearts, minds and souls. Let us remember to pray daily for those who risk their lives, futures and their children’s futures in this struggle to maintain our liberty.

Let us thank our fellow patriots with prayer, affection, admiration and most especially our loyalty for all they are willing to risk to continue to put America and Americans first, before their own concerns.

When politicians prevaricate, know that in that instant that they are thinking about themselves. When they bypass an opportunity to protect soldiers and thus our freedoms, it is all about them. The narcissist lacks maturity and wisdom.

The truth will not only set us free, but keep us free. Faith, hope and love are about the grace human’s are granted as they grow to embrace generativity, the bridge to maturity and wisdom, to know that the world is NOT about them.

So as we progress into this Blessed Christmas season, let us all continue to seek the truth within everyone and everything so that the blessings of freedom from God will continue to define America.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah,

All of Us at Freedom Radio

Diana West After Action Report on Behenna Clemency Hearing

The great Diana West was in attendance at the Behenna clemency hearing in DC on Dec 9. Her report is first hand.

“Just came back from a tense morning in the Army Court of Criminal Appeals in Arlington, Virginia, where long-awaited oral arguments appealing US Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna’s surreal conviction for “unpremeditated murder” while fighting the war in Iraq were heard. Lt. Behenna, 27, is currently serving 15 years in military prison (reduced from 25 years) for killing a known al Qaeda operative named Ali Mansur believed to have been responsible for attacks on Behenna’s platoon in 2008. Michael is one of the Leavenworth Ten we must not forsake.

Fifteen years is a harsh (insane) sentence, and harsher than other such sentences handed down for the same “crime,” as Michael’s father Scott Behenna explained to a Clemency Review Board on December 2. At todays appeal, civilian defense attorney Jack Zimmerman of Houston argued, quite convincingly I thought, two main points: 1) that key forensic evidence from a government witness in support of Lt. Behenna’s claim of self-defense was not heard during the trial; and 2) that, on a more arcane legal point (as I understood it), crucial instructions to the jury were unclear. ”

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Freedom Radio Sunday December 12 8 pm EST

Diana West and Dan Riehl 8 PM Eastern, Sunday, December 12.

Washington Examiner columnist Diana West writes a weekly commentary column for Newspaper Enterprise Association. A conservative with a strong bent for cultural commentary, Diana West explores topics few writers touch upon, “Not that I haven’t been known to do a few of those, but I do strive to slip in a few zingers. In other words, mine is not a who’s up, who’s down Beltway column; nor is it just another take on the Big Story-of-the-Week. Instead, I am fascinated by the culture stories, the ones that reveal who we are as a people.”

Diana West’s column has appeared in NEA since 2001.

Diana West has contributed essays and features to many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, The Washington Post, Commentary, The New Criterion, The Public Interest and The Women’s Quarterly. Diana West has also written fiction for The Atlantic Monthly and has been a columnist for Scripps Howard News Service.

Read more about Diana West and her work….

Dan Riehl is the FEARLESS bloger at Riehl World View. Get a load out of Dan by going to this fabulous interview with Dan and Tammy Bruce from back before the election.

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