The founder of "Catholics For Kerry" was also head of Catholic Outreach for the Clinton campaign last year. A joke to begin with since both Kerry and Clinton go against everything Catholicism stands for, but now the guy is not just a joke, but a criminal:
Eric McFadden, founder of Catholics for Kerry in 2004, a Democrat political operative, former director of Democrat Ohio Governor Ted Strickland’s Faith-Based and Community initiative and head of the Catholic outreach of the Clinton campaign last year, pleaded guilty on Thursday in a plea bargain to two felony counts of pimping for prostitution a 17 year old girl on the internet. Sentencing will occur on August 20.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
The founder of "Catholics For Kerry" was also head of Catholic Outreach for the Clinton campaign last year. A joke to begin with since both Kerry and Clinton go against everything Catholicism stands for, but now the guy is not just a joke, but a criminal:
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 1:57 PM
Friday, July 10, 2009
My buddy Claver T. has put up the "MLK was a Republican" billboard in Houston. He is catching flak from it.
This billboard is really about reaching out to the black community from Republicans. We want you in our party. We are not going to ignore you any more. We are going to respond to your needs. What we understand is that voting Democrat has not done much good for the black community. We open our arms and invite all to the party who doesn't judge you by the color of your skin, but the content of your character. We are the party of life. We are the party of family values. We are the party that believes in smaller government and personal responsibility. Come join us!
Update: Here a clip from Channel 2.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 7:09 PM
While we here in the United States were waiting breathlessly for the funeral of Michael Jackson, 34 people were hanged in Iran. 22 in one day. The mainstream media may be more focused on Jackson, but the people of Iran are continuing to fight against all odds and against extreme violence. Many have twittered and asked if we have forgotten them in light of a pop star's death.
Have we forgotten them?
Yesterday thousands of demonstrators ignored government warnings at Tehran University and marched to commemorate the anniversary of bloody student unrest in 1999. They chanted "Death to the dictator!"
They were tear gassed, some arrested, and police seized license plates of vehicles in order to identify them later.
Iran has detained people from the French, British, and Canadian embassies and jailed around 40 journalists and media workers in the post-election crackdown. Thousands of hardline militiamen have been deployed across the city of Tehran to deal with protesters.
What began as a protest against the election results has turned into much more. It has turned into a people seeking the freedom of a true democracy. Meanwhile the Iranian government blames the United States for the unrest. Iran’s intelligence minister Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei told Iranian IRIB television that “Americans and Zionists” were responsible for spreading rumors among Iranians that the election had been rigged.
It's clear that our President will do no more than claim he is "deeply troubled" and finally "outraged" by the events in Iran. Even at the G8 summit the focus was on Iran's uranium enrichment activities, and not on the people of Iran who are so desperately fighting for freedom.
The focus on uranium enrichment is well founded and needed, but let's not forget the brave people of Iran. They fight the very same regime that threatens the world with a future nuclear threat. This threat cannot be ignored like the people of Iran have been ignored by the international community.
Nation's leaders with the G8's joint declaration warned Tehran to comply with UN resolutions calling for a freeze on its uranium enrichment activities. French President Sarkozy threatened further sanctions against Iran if it did not respond to US overtures for talks on its nuclear activities. President Obama said the international community would not wait "indefinitely" for Iran to comply. The leaders warned Iran that they would "take stock" to see if Iran had complied with demands for a freeze on its nuclear activities at the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh in the US in September.
Somehow I don't think that mattered much to President Ahmadinejad. I would think the reaction would be similar to when Pres. Obama expressed outrage regarding the violence on protesters. Pres. Ahmadinejad scolded Obama:
"Mr. Obama made a mistake to say those things ... our question is why he fell into this trap and said things that previously [former President George W.] Bush used to say," the semi-official Fars News Agency quoted Mr. Ahmadinejad as saying.
"Do you want to speak with this tone? If that is your stance then what is left to talk about ... I hope you avoid interfering in Iran's affairs and express your regret in a way that the Iranian nation is informed of it."
I'm not sure if you caught that, but Pres. Ahmadinejad just told our President that he needed to apologize to Iran. Somehow I don't think that is going to happen (at least I HOPE NOT). Do any of us doubt that Pres. Ahmadinejad will have a similar tone in September regarding Iran's nuclear capabilities.
It's clear that Iran does not fear the United States or the international community. It will continue abusing it's people and it will continue it's forward march to a nuclear weapon. In May The Telegraph reported "Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said that Iran could be just a year away from developing a nuclear weapon."
The United States and Pres. Obama may be able to turn our face away from the human right abuses in Iran, but Obama cannot continue to ignore this nuclear threat. Sooner or later, President Obama will have to face the fact that he will have to give up his fantasy of being able to sit and have tea with the President of Iran. You cannot reason with those who are not capable of it.
Meanwhile, we pray for the brave Iranian people. It's the only thing we can do.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 10:37 AM
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 6:04 PM
Every once and awhile liberals give us a peek into the real reasons behind so many of their policies. In an interview in the New York Times Justice Ginsburg discusses what she thought Roe v. Wade would do:
Q: If you were a lawyer again, what would you want to accomplish as a future feminist legal agenda?
JUSTICE GINSBURG: Reproductive choice has to be straightened out. There will never be a woman of means without choice anymore. That just seems to me so obvious. The states that had changed their abortion laws before Roe [to make abortion legal] are not going to change back. So we have a policy that affects only poor women, and it can never be otherwise, and I don’t know why this hasn’t been said more often.
Q: Are you talking about the distances women have to travel because in parts of the country, abortion is essentially unavailable, because there are so few doctors and clinics that do the procedure? And also, the lack of Medicaid for abortions for poor women?
JUSTICE GINSBURG: Yes, the ruling about that surprised me. [Harris v. McRae — in 1980 the court upheld the Hyde Amendment, which forbids the use of Medicaid for abortions.] Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion. Which some people felt would risk coercing women into having abortions when they didn’t really want them. But when the court decided McRae, the case came out the other way. And then I realized that my perception of it had been altogether wrong.
Can you even believe that?! Admitting what we Conservatives knew all along, that liberals believe there are certain "people" that we shouldn't "have to many of." Considering that abortion clinics were built in inner city and poorer areas, we have a pretty good idea of what "populations" she was referring to.
This is truly chilling and comes as no surprise to me.
At least she does admit that her perception was wrong. But that was after years and years of believing it.
I might add that this was exactly what Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, had in mind. When it came to reproduction she believed "More for the fit and less for the unfit."
Who were the unfit? Well, I'll let her tell you.
In 1939 a researcher for Planned Parenthood wrote a memorandum titled "The Negro Project." It was a project to get charasmatic black preachers to preach birth control among their congregations.
Sanger wrote to Gamble; "We do not want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten that idea out if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."
Right. Not "exterminate," just reduce those we don't want "too many of."
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 11:44 AM
I know that the last thing you want to hear about right now is Michael Jackson, but now that the Michael Jackson funeral circus is over, I think it's important that we cut through the celebrity cult crap and look at some hard cold reality.
If I hear one more time that Jackson "broke color barriers," I may scream. The only color barrier Michael Jackson broke was in his own skin going from black to white.
Many kept repeating that Jackson was the first artist on MTV, and how groundbreaking that was. As if MTV would never have played black artist's videos if not for Michael. Please. MTV sees only one color, and that color is green. They would and will play artists that make them money. Skin color was never an issue. And by the way, was Michael the first black artist on MTV? I seem to remember Prince with his "1999", Tina Turner, and Donna Summer before Michael.
His death, his funeral, and the entire coverage of it seemed to gloss over the fact that he had been accused of sexually molesting little boys. With the best lawyers money could buy, he was acquitted of these charges. But I find it hard to believe that anyone who followed the trial, the testimonies of the boys who claimed to have been molested by Jackson over the years, and the documentary entitled "Living with Michael Jackson" by British journalist Martin Bashir, could conceivably doubt Jackson's guilt.
Many believe he is innocent. I get that. But what it clear is that Michael Jackson was a drug addict who couldn't even sleep at night with out a drug so powerful that is used to put patients asleep for surgery. Do you wonder why he found it so hard to sleep? Guilt is a difficult thing to live with.
He spent hundreds of millions of dollars on himself. He blew through his vast wealth until he was in debt. He butchered his nose through plastic surgery until he hardly had one. In the end he looked like a mime artist, with his white face and painted features.
He was talented, no doubt. But he was a sad broken man in a hundred different ways. He in no way deserved some "House resolution" as proposed by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee to honor Jackson as "an American legend."
My heart goes out to his children and to his family, but that shouldn't keep us from facing the reality that was his life. Pretending that he was some great humanitarian dishonors those who really do live a life of unselfishness and caring for others.
I'm sure to those who loved him, he was a sweet man. But there was a darkness there. Everyone could see that.
I'm sick of this celebrity cult in our society. Nothing defined that more than Jackson's funeral. Holding him up as some historical figure of greatness was ridiculous and embarassing.
After all that we were practically forced to watch with wall to wall coverage, I just felt that this, as harsh as it seems to be, needed to be said.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 1:21 AM
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Most of us are just not getting what is going on in Honduras. We know the President was ousted and that Pres. Obama has supported the ousted President and is refusing to recognize the new President.
When you read the whole story and understand what really happened, it is mind boggling that our President is supporting this man right along with Chavez and Castro.
It wasn't a "coup." It was a President trying to defy his country's law to become a dictator. Is it any wonder that Chavez and Castro support that? Honduras replaced him because he was defying law.
Now our country is threatening to withhold aid to this country if they don't take this despot back????
Read the whole thing and read this inside look and weep for the ignorance of the President of our country.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 3:08 PM
Anyone who has read my blogs these past 3 years know that I was a BIG McCain supporter long before the primaries. This July 2006 entry at the Houston Chronicle illustrates my early belief in McCain. All through the primaries I blogged and blogged on the man. I attended two fundraisers at River Oaks in Houston and met him and had my picture made with him. I argued and argued with my fellow Conservatives. I was convinced he was the one who could win.
Oh boy, was I wrong.
I was like the teenager who is just convinced she is the smartest person in the room, and we all know there is no reasoning with that.
I wasn't just wrong about McCain being able to beat Obama. Although, I don't think anyone could have beaten Obama with all his money and the media on his side. It was train that no one could have stopped. But I was wrong about McCain in general.
McCain never believed in Republican values enough to stand strong for them. He could have made a grand statement by not voting for the first stimulus bill, but he didn't. He could have exposed Obama for the socialist policies he advocated, but he didn't. There are a thousand things he didn't do. The only smart thing he did during the campaign is pick Sarah Palin as his V.P. She brought the crowds and the excitement with her. But he used her ineffectively. He didn't defend her from scurrilous attacks. His staff was pathetic and inept. I hope that all Republican politicians understand that, and NEVER hire any of McCain's staff EVER.
And then there is Meghan McCain. A younger female version of McCain. His daughter has chosen to step in the public spotlight, and it has been nothing but embarrassing. Like her father, she is critical of many things that Conservatives hold dear. She has this notion that the party should change for her, to bring in a younger, more hip crowd. You know, that younger, more hip crowd that doesn't understand the issues, but can make a mean appletini. They vote on emotion. They voted for Obama because he was "cool." I'm sure in the next few years as they graduate from college and there are no jobs to be had, they will start to understand that "cool" doesn't get the economy going or produce jobs. They will mature and understand that more government is never the answer, and that with Obama they were sold a bill of goods. They will learn to vote Republican after experiencing the real grownup world. The Republican party need not change for them. They will change for us. I have no doubt. No jobs, a crumbling economy, and threats from rogue nations that go unanswered making us look weak, will make them understand how silly and foolish their vote for Obama really was.
So now I can admit it. I was wrong about McCain. As Republicans we need to never again make the mistake of nominating someone who is not completely dedicated to Conservative ideals. No more giving the nomination to "the next in line." We need STRONG Conservatives who passionately believe in our message of liberty, freedom, smaller government, greater personal responsibility, the sanctity of life, and lower taxes.
Let's never forget that ever again.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 11:47 AM
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Everyone agrees that Obama used the new media brilliantly throughout his campaign. The genius of having on the home page of his website a place where one could type in their zip code and be given the location of where they were supposed to vote (ads to click on this page to find your location were everywhere on the net). Of course you were required to type in your e-mail address as well. You were then on a mass e-mailing list, which even today his staff uses to inform. Money talks as well. Obama had a 3-to-2 advantage over Mr. McCain on network TV buys. Obama outspent McCain in every state in media buys.
Of course it didn't hurt that the old media was and is in his back pocket either. Looking back at the big picture of the campaign, it's no surprise that he won. The surprise is that McCain received almost 60 million votes. But we all know a certain "spark" in McCain's campaign brought so many to the voting booth for him (hint: everyone still underestimates her).
Trying to manipulate the media is nothing new, but Obama having the media slobber along like a love starved puppy was new.
But the Obama administration knew that in all love stories there are spats, anger, and sometimes breakups. Which brings me to what the administration is doing now to make sure a positive spin is put on, well.....everything they do. And guess what? You and I are paying for it.
From to Accuracy in Media:
Barack Obama's White House is spending more than $80,000 a week to staff its old and new media offices. Add the price of speechwriters and the White House communications tab reaches nearly $100,000 a week, or nearly $5 million a year-and that is for salaries alone.
Based on the coverage the President has garnered so far, it is money well spent.
Accuracy In Media gathered the data from the White House's annual salary report to Congress, which was released last week. AIM identified a total of 66 staffers with some connection to Obama's messaging machine-press secretaries and assistants, communications directors, new media specialists, speechwriters, and the staff of the new Office of Public Engagement.
The latter group, which employs 13 people at a cost of $1,090,200 a year, organizes events like last week's online healthcare forum in Virginia to take the White House's message directly to the public. Valerie Jarrett, who earns the top White House rate of $172,200 a year as assistant to the president for public engagement, hosted the event.
Add to this the carefully staged ABC primetime healthcare special that aired from the White House, and how CNN, CBS, and MSNBC cater to Obama, you have positive Obama coverage all day, all the time, except for one lone Fox News.
But that is not enough for Obama:
But it's obvious from the way the White House has been controlling reporters at press conferences, producing its own pool reports and orchestrating faux town halls that Obama wants even more unfiltered control over both his message and his public image than past presidents.
He is willing to pay millions of taxpayer dollars to achieve that goal.
It's disturbing to me that so much of our own taxpayer dollars are being used against us. Used to sell rosy pictures of programs that will eventually bankrupt our country. Without Fox News and talk radio we would never hear the other side or understand the critics concerns.
But as long as the Obama administration can control most of the media, they control the message. Our voices, here on the Internet, are nothing but distant whispers in the vast media of today.
Remember this as things get progressively worse here in this country. When you start to wonder why. When you wonder why you keep hearing blame put on anyone but the Obama administration. When reality is ignored on the news. Remember that millions of dollars are being spent to make sure you don't get the reality of why.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 11:07 AM
Monday, July 06, 2009
I tried to think of a good analogy of Obama's goodwill babble as our economy sinks. This is what I came up with.
Imagine tens of thousands people in a auditorium listening to Obama speak. He gives a fantastic speech, and almost every one is mesmerized. Then the people in the back and the top tiers of the auditorium smell smoke. Someone mentions it to Obama. He tells everyone not to worry, that there is some smoke, but his staff has it taken care of. He continues with his soaring rhetoric.
Then the smoke smell is overwhelming, there is even some smoke in the building. Once again Obama tells everyone to stay calm, everything will be fine.
The people in the back start to tell everyone that we need to leave in an orderly fashion. Now. Before it gets worse. Some try to leave, but the doors are locked.
Now the people in the back start to panic. They realize the doors are locked and there is smoke and this could be deadly.
Still, Obama talks in soothing tones and tells everyone that everything will be fine.
Now the building starts to fill with smoke. Almost everyone is in a panic now. Some are trampling others trying to get out. But there are still those at the front who look adoringly at Obama, believing all he says, and just can't believe that there is any danger.
That's how I see it. Smoke is all around us. Half a million jobs a month have been lost since the stimulus passed. Unemployment at 9.5% is at a 26 year high. David Rosenberg, former chief economist for Merrill Lynch, reported that in June 2 million workers were pushed into part time work and that the average work week reached a record low of 33 hours. If work week hours had remained the same as they were in May, June's job losses would have been a shocking 800,000 decline.
We need to do something to get out of this, but the doors are locked by a Democratic Senate, House, and White House.
The Tea Parties are the people in the back who first see the smoke and try to warn people.
The time of warning is over now. We need to break down the doors for people to get out.
As we speak the Stimulus money is being wasted on useless programs. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla) issued a report in June saying, for example, about $15 million in taxpayer funds went to repairs for little-used bridges in rural Wisconsin. Nearly $10 million went to renovate an abandoned train station that has not been used in three decades. Also, $3.4 million went to an “eco-passage” for Florida wildlife to safely pass under a highway. This is always what happens with our hard earned tax money. Pet projects are funded that most of us would never approve of.
The Coburn report also said that $800,000 in stimulus money went to the John Murtha Airport in Johnstown, Pa. The airport named for Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) has been criticized by fiscal watchdogs as an airport that essentially no one uses.
In what the report called “the biggest earmark of all time,” $1 billion went to Mattoon, Ill., for a power plant that may never work.
A Nevada non-profit organization received $2 million in stimulus money for a weatherization contract, even though it had recently been fired from the same project, according to the report.
The Coburn report further cites $1.15 million for installation of a new guard rail “for the non-existent Optima Lake in Oklahoma.” In addition, the report said that 10,000 people received stimulus checks.
And the town of Union, N.Y., was “encouraged to spend a $578,000 grant it did not request for a homeless problem it claims it does not have,” the report said.
Most disturbing is that the stimulus does not help small businesses, the backbone of our economy, in the least. Even building infrastructure, a worthy goal, does nothing to stimulate the economy. Doling out government jobs may have an effect on unemployment, but it does nothing for our economy. Even Carter prevented rising unemployment by government created jobs, but look how that turned out.
Now, what do we do? The tea parties have been a good warning for America, but we need to do more than warn. First and foremost we need to replace as many Democrats as possible in 2010, but we need to make the Republicans understand that we will no longer put up with out of control spending from them either. No more RINO's. We demand back to the basics of Republican doctrine. Smaller government, GREATLY reduced spending, cutting useless spending programs, cutting special interest spending programs, and stopping intrusive government in our lives. Don't tell us how to live. Don't try to regulate how we live. Don't force government run healthcare on us. Don't tax our energy use and pretend it will help the environment. Remember state rights. Let us keep more of our own hard earned money, so we can hire more people, spend more, and truly stimulate the economy.
It's time to knock down the locked doors and prevent a true disaster.
Crossposted at The Houston Chronicle
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 10:17 AM
Sunday, July 05, 2009
I was talking to Claver the other day on his radio show "The Christian Politician" on KCHN 1050am about some pictures some leftwing blog site had posted that had Sarah Palin holding Trig, her baby with Downs Syndrome, but Trig's face was photoshopped as an alien.
In all my years here in the blogosphere I have seen some serious hate from the left, but nothing comes close to the hatred and vile that spews forth when it comes to Sarah Palin. Everything that we love about, her devotion to her family, her pro-life values, her faith, and her strength, the left hates with a hate so deep, they feel no guilt in exposing their misogyny. The Huffington Post is one of those far left hate sites that poses as a more moderate one. Just recently they posted this lovely title. "Palin will Run '12 On More Retardation Platform." They took it down after complaints, but here is the screenshot.
When it comes to Palin, there is no line they will not cross, no depth they will not plunge. They make fun of her sexually. They make fun of her children. They make fun of her son's Down Syndrome. I've never seen anything like it before in politics.
I've said before that this country needs Sarah Palin, but we don't deserve her. I hope that she is given a national stage somehow. Maybe a TV show. As much as I would love to see her run for President (I would work for her fulltime with no pay with no problem, and I've NEVER felt that way about a politician before), I too am tired of this constant hate fest from the left. If she runs, it will get even worse. These people have no scruples, no conscience. They will dig and lie. They will repeat a lie until everyone believes it. They will continue to harass her children. I just don't want to see her family go through that any more.
I want her to be a voice, not a politician. I want her to speak to the American people about how much we have lost our way. I want her to go out there and show the American people that we are about fiscal restraint, limited government, stong defense, and strong moral values.
When 2012 comes around her endorsement of a candidate will be enormous. She can stump for him and we all know she brings in the crowds and can raise the money.
So I hope she makes the money she deserves with her book and speaking engagements, and she does what is right for her.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 7:24 PM
A Cure for Racism in America: Seeing People as Individuals
A poignant true story changes more minds than carefully reasoned argument.
Posted by BigDog at 4:08 PM
My good buddy, Claver at Ragingelephants.org has put up the above billboard at the Martin Luther King, Jr. exit of the 610 South Loop in Houston.
Isn't it wonderful?!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard good conservatives and Republicans ask the question, “How can we begin sharing with the African-American community the true history of the GOP? We’re the party that freed the slaves!” For many, maybe even you, it’s a concern that so many in the Black community don’t know the history of the party and we’re always looking for a way to get the truth to them. The party that always wanted to keep them down was the Democratic Party. The party that really shares their values is the Republican Party.
We suffer from frustration because it appears that many of our party leaders are at a loss for how to get the message to the communities of color that we have always been the party of equality, prosperity, and individual liberty. Sometimes it appears we are just feeling around in the dark trying to grasp for an answer and we keep coming up empty handed.
The team of RagingElephants.org feels we have a plan that will be effective. Our mission is to focus on “messaging”, to engage the communities of colors with truth, and compel them to learn more about the party of Lincoln and reassess their political affiliations.
Our messaging has to rely heavily on “old media” — radio, TV, periodicals, and billboards. Although the rise of new media has been fast and furious, the facts are it’s still a relatively small number of people that enjoy Facebook, Twitter, and all the other social networking sites. Everyone has a radio, a TV, or passes by billboards most everyday.
So that is how he came up with the idea of billboard. Claver is determined to get our message out to the black community. If you feel the same way, then give him some $$ love to help him get out this vital message.
For more information on why Dr. King was a Republican, go here.
Dr. Alveda C. King, affirmed that her uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican in this article. Scroll to 2nd page.
This should come at no surprise. Dr. King's father, Martin Luther King Sr. was a lifelong registered Republican.
This billboard is not alone. Florida, South Carolina, and Colorado have also put these billboard's up.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 11:58 AM