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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Rundown for December 29, 2012

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Join Rick Bulow and Billie Cotter as they go through the week in news. With 2012 coming to a close, this week’s show will be a little different. They will be going through the entire year with an all-star panel that include the best and brightest from shows all across the online Conservative sphere. Among the panelists will be Kel Fritzi (aka The Red Fox), Patricia Baber (former co-host of Red, Right, and Blue), Germaine Thompson (Host of Conservative Prime Time) and others. A few of the topics they will go through will be the 2012 Campaign and the horrific shootings in Aurora and Newtown. They will also pay a tribute to Andrew Breitbart, a great American Patriot who was taken unexpectedly and at a young age. Your calls are also welcome and of course they will also have Schmuck of the Week.

Come join the fun and frivolity that is Red, Right, and Blue today at 1:30 PM Eastern. The chatroom at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conservativennationradio/2012/12/29/red-right-and-blue--the-year-in-review will be open 30 minutes early for some last minute show prep and also so the audience can have a little meet and greet with the hosts. If you want to join in the fun, there are three ways to do so.

  1. Call 718-305-7176 about 5 minutes before the show starts if you want to get in the call queue early or you can call in throughout the show.
  2. Call in using Skype. As soon as the show starts there is a little Skype button (or as my good friend The Reactionariez calls it the Skipity Skype button) which will display next to the phone number at the top of the page. As soon as you press it just follow the instructions of the English Lady at the other end and you will be in the call queue
  3. If you are unable to log into the chat, there is another way for you to engage the conversation if you use Twitter. Just tweet your comments or questions using the hashtag #RedRightBlue.

Tell your friends. Tell your enemies. Hell, tell a Liberal. This show is the last show of 2012 and I guarantee you that I will end Red, Right, and Blue on a high note for 2012 and look ahead to what 2013 has in store.

End of the Year Retrospective

Well, 2012 is fast coming to an end believe it or not. So much had happened that it is hard to fit into a blog, both event-wise as well as the friends I had made online. I would like to say to everyone first, thank you for being an inspiration to me this year. Each of you had brought much joy and passion into my life in 2012. Some of you more than others and I will get into that later. One main thing is though we had not met face to face (and for 80% of you I would like to just because you mean a lot to me) you had treated me not as one with a handicap like many I had met in my real life have done. Rather, you welcomed me into your online world as a “normal” person.
Now granted there might be some things we disagree on, and for a few we even came down to verbal blows to the point I wished I would have climbed through the computer monitor and throttle you, but at least for the most part we have been civil to each other and handled our disagreements like gentlemen and not like animals. There are still a couple of issues we disagree on and in 2013 I will get into why I believe the way I do a little more. However, I also realize we are all on the same page and have the same goal in mind – the betterment of America.
There are certain people I would like to thank personally. I had done so in my blog entry on Christmas Day, but will say it here once more.
To Michael B. Smith - we have been through thick and thin from our days on the Herman Cain Dashboard back in the Summer of 2011. While we might have parted ways back in late December 2011 to early January 2012 due to you supporting Santorum when I supported Mr. Newt, I am ever thankful to you for allowing me 2 hours every Saturday to vent and let my crazed mind roam on Conservative Nation Radio.
To Harriet Baldwin and Patricia Baber - Thank you both for being former co-hosts with me on Red, Right, and Blue. No matter what, I still consider you a part of the Red, Right, and Blue family as well as a part of the Conservative Nation Radio family.
To Billie Cotter - Thank you for stepping up and being my co-host on Red, Right, and Blue. We might disagree on a couple of things, but no matter what we always make the show as interesting and intriguing as can be.
To Becca Lower - You have come a long way in the year or so since we had met. I am thankful you had stepped in for Patricia that one time on Red, Right, and Blue and that catapulted you into making your own blog and now your own website at Lowering the Boom. Keep up the good work.
I know there are others I might be forgetting, but as I said at the outset you all have been an inspiration to me over the past year. I would like to wish you all a very happy New Year. Here’s to good friends and good times now and in the year to come!
HappyNewYear2013



Saturday, December 22, 2012

Approaching the Fiscal Cliff

Let me start out by playing this video

As I had mentioned during the Debt Ceiling Debacle in my 20th Rant last year, this clip from Jerry Maguire where Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.) tells Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) to show him the money is quite fitting of what the American people (mostly from the Tea Party) are trying to tell the Democrats and Obama. Now, with it being 10 days, 10 hours, and 25 minutes until the new year, we are barreling toward the fiscal cliff and about to go over. Therefore, the American people are not only telling the Democrats but also the Republicans to do something to prevent us from going over the edge. On December 9, President Obama had met with House Speaker John Boehner (Republican from the 8th Congressional District in Ohio and also Schmuck of the Week on this very show for December 8, 2012) for the first time since the election to speak on a way to prevent us going over the fiscal cliff. You can find a good piece about the fiscal cliff from Robert Stacy McCain of The Other McCain.
We have not had a national budget in almost 1400 days, and every budget Obama had posited before Congress had not had a positive vote in the Senate, with even the Democrats opposing the Obama budget. When asked when the Senate would put forth their own budget. Max Baucus (Democrat from Montana who is Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee) and Harry Reid (Democrat from Nevada who is the Senate Majority Leader) both said that they are not required to put out a budget. These two are the main reasons why the Congress is in total disarray. The House had already passed a budget (thanks to Budget Chairman and 2012 Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Paul Ryan of Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District) for the past three years and sent it on to the Senate, but Reid would not bring it to the floor for a vote.
Day after day we are inching closer not only to the fiscal cliff but also toward socialism. There is a saying that elections have consequences, and we are seeing it happening every second with Obama just sitting around fiddling. The last time a leader fiddled while his country was collapsing was Nero back in AD 64 when Rome was burning. The words of Alexander Tytler are ringing true.
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"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government.  It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury.
"From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising them the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.
"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years.  These nations have progressed through this sequence:
"From bondage to spiritual faith;
from spiritual faith to great courage;
from courage to liberty;
from liberty to abundance;
from abundance to selfishness;
from selfishness to apathy;
from apathy to dependence;
from dependency back again into bondage."



Every day we are sinking back again into bondage. Right now we are in the selfishness to apathy or the apathy to dependence stage. We need to tell Obama, Boehner, Reid, and the other politicians to batten down and do something to fix this nation’s debt and prevent us from going over the fiscal cliff, or their time in charge will end in 2014 (all 435 House members including Boehner and 33 senate seats including 20 held by Democrats) and we the people will elect Congressmen and Senators who will actually know how to fix the economy.




Rundown for December 22, 2012

Join Rick Bulow and Billie Cotter (host of Nobamanation every Thursday at 8 PM on Conservative Nation Radio) as they bring you the week in news. This week, a few days before Christmas they will be plugging the 1st Annual Christmas Eve Program this Monday. Also, Obama and Boehner could be on the way to avoiding the Fiscal Cliff. Or are they? And John Kerry is now the nominee for Secretary of State and Tim Scott was named to replace Jim DeMint in the Senate. How will both announcements play out? All that and more including your calls and the ever-popular Schmuck of the Week today.
Come join the fun and frivolity that is Red, Right, and Blue today at 1:30 PM Eastern. The chatroom at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conservativennationradio/2012/12/22/red-right-and-blue will be open 30 minutes early so Billie and I can do some last minute show prep and also so the audience can have a little meet and greet with the hosts. If you want to join in the fun, there are three ways to do so.
  1. Call 718-305-7176 about 5 minutes before the show starts if you want to get in the call queue early or you can call in throughout the show.
  2. Call in using Skype. As soon as the show starts there is a little Skype button (or as my good friend The Reactionariez calls it the Skipity Skype button) which will display next to the phone number at the top of the page. As soon as you press it just follow the instructions of the English Lady at the other end and you will be in the call queue
  3. If you are unable to log into the chat, there is another way for you to engage the conversation if you use Twitter. Just tweet your comments or questions using the hashtag #RedRightBlue.
Tell your friends. Tell your enemies. Hell, tell a Liberal. Though the weather outside is frightful, things on Red, Right, and Blue are always delightful.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

My thoughts on the horrific shooting in Connecticut

Words cannot describe the feelings and emotions I am going through right now over this shooting. Luckily there have been others like Robert Stacy McCain and Becca Lower for their wonderful pieces (which I will link to toward the end of this entry) on this situation. One thing I have to say -- and I had said it after the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, earlier this year and after other shootings -- is that guns don’t kill people; gun LAWS kill people. This can be seen in other parts of the world where strict gun laws were in effect throughout history, notably in Cambodia under Pol Pot, Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler, Russia (the old Soviet Union) under Stalin, and other places. Strict gun laws, where the government says that citizens cannot have firearms, lead to the government taking over every aspect of the citizens’ lives to the point that it becomes a totalitarian society.

And regardless of what we all think of Obama’s policies, I think he spoke right from the heart when he addressed the nation at 3:15 PM Eastern. In my mind, this was ALMOST like his speech after the Aurora shooting earlier this year and also the heinous shooting in Arizona which took the lives of 6 people and severely wounded then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona) where he spoke truly from the heart. Do I believe him? Mayhap not, but then too now is not the time for politics but rather for prayers and healing. If he were to speak this way all the time, then who knows? After all, there is a saying I hear often (do not know how it originated) which goes “A broken clock is right twice a day.”  Mayhap this is the time in which Obama got it right. Now tomorrow he might say something which might make me despise his policies as normal, but today he spoke not as a President but rather as a father.

 

LINKS COVERING CONNECTICUT SHOOTING

Will add more entries as I see them pop up.

    Rundown for December 15, 2012

    Join Rick Bulow and Billie Cotter (Host of Nobamanation every Thursday at 8 PM on Conservative Nation Radio) as they go through the week in news. Today they will go over the horrific shooting in Connecticut yesterday that left 27 killed (including the shooter) and the media playing Keystone Kops in trying to get the scoop first and also on the name of the shooter. Even the reliable Fox News got involved in the fray.  There was also other news this week (including the Unions being dealt a major loss in Michigan) that they will discuss, but the Connecticut shooting is primary. That and they will also take your phone calls.
    Join us today on Red, Right, and Blue at 1:30 PM Eastern, 12:30 Central. The chatroom at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conservativennationradio/2012/12/15/red-right-and-blue will open 30 minutes before the show starts for the usual pre-show meet and greet. If you want to interact with the hosts and the callers on air, there are a few ways.
    1. First and foremost is to call 718-305-7176. You can call about 5 minutes before the show starts if you want to get into the call queue early.
    2. Another way is to use Skype. As soon as the show starts, you can scroll up to the top of the page and hit the S logo next to the phone number. Just follow the instructions of the lovely English lady and you will be in the call queue and on the air as soon as possible.
    3. Another way (and one that many who are listening but have no way to get into the chatroom could use) is by using Twitter. When you listen, just tweet out your questions or statements with the hashtag #RedRightBlue.
    Tell your friends. Tell your enemies. Hell, even tell a Liberal. The weather might be cold in some places, but things are always hot on Red, Right, and Blue.

    Saturday, December 8, 2012

    ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas–Marine Style

    Just saw this in a link in my email Thursday:

    Merry Christmas, My Friend

    'Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone,
    In a one-bedroom house made of plaster and stone.
    I had come down the chimney, with presents to give
    and to see just who in this home did live.

    As I looked all about, a strange sight I did see,
    no tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.
    No stocking by the fire, just boots filled with sand.
    On the wall hung pictures of a far distant land.

    With medals and badges, awards of all kind,
    a sobering thought soon came to my mind.
    For this house was different, unlike any I’d seen.
    This was the home of a U.S. Marine.

    I’d heard stories about them, I had to see more,
    so I walked down the hall and pushed open the door.
    And there he lay sleeping, silent, alone,
    Curled up on the floor in his one-bedroom home.

    He seemed so gentle, his face so serene,
    Not how I pictured a U.S. Marine.
    Was this the hero, of whom I’d just read?
    Curled up in his poncho, a floor for his bed?

    His head was clean-shaven, his weathered face tan.
    I soon understood, this was more than a man.
    For I realized the families that I saw that night,
    owed their lives to these men, who were willing to fight.

    Soon around the Nation, the children would play,
    And grown-ups would celebrate on a bright Christmas day.

    They all enjoyed freedom, each month and all year,
    because of Marines like this one lying here.

    I couldn’t help wonder how many lay alone,
    on a cold Christmas Eve, in a land far from home.
    Just the very thought brought a tear to my eye.
    I dropped to my knees and I started to cry.

    He must have awoken, for I heard a rough voice,
    “Santa, don’t cry, this life is my choice
    I fight for freedom, I don’t ask for more.
    My life is my God, my country, my Corps.”

    With that he rolled over, drifted off into sleep,
    I couldn’t control it, I continued to weep.

    I watched him for hours, so silent and still.
    I noticed he shivered from the cold night’s chill.
    So I took off my jacket, the one made of red,
    and covered this Marine from his toes to his head.
    Then I put on his T-shirt of scarlet and gold,
    with an eagle, globe and anchor emblazoned so bold.
    And although it barely fit me, I began to swell with pride,
    and for one shining moment, I was Marine Corps deep inside.

    I didn’t want to leave him so quiet in the night,
    this guardian of honor so willing to fight.
    But half asleep he rolled over, and in a voice clean and pure,
    said “Carry on, Santa, it’s Christmas Day, all secure.”
    One look at my watch and I knew he was right,

    Merry Christmas my friend, Semper Fi and goodnight
    Written by Corporal James M. Schmidt

    Rundown for December 8, 2012

    Join Rick Bulow and Billie Cotter (Host of Nobamanation every Thursday at 8 PM Eastern on the Conservative Radio Network) as they go through the week in news. This week they will throw open the lines and let the callers dictate the show pace, even with a few interesting things that had been happening in the news with the Unemployment dropping and also with DeMint resigning from the Senate to head the Heritage Institute. There is also a verdict passed down on the #BrettKimberlin case which is a blow for the First Amendment and they will discuss that as well. All that plus Schmuck of the Week.
    Come and join us today at 1:30 PM Eastern for Red, Right, and Blue! The chatroom at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conservativennationradio/2012/12/08/red-right-and-blue will be open 30 minutes early for the usual meet and greet with the hosts. If you want to get in the call queue before the show, call 5 – 10 minutes before the show starts. The number is 718-305-7176. If you want to get into the queue after the show, you can also Skype in. Just scroll to the top of the page and hit the little Skype logo next to the phone number (or as my good friend the Reactionariez calls it the Skipity Skype button) and follow the instructions of the lovely English lady on the other end, and you will be in the queue, If you want to listen as a guest in the room and not log in to chat in the room, the only way to engage the conversation that way is on Twitter. Just use the hashtag #RedRightBlue.
    Tell your friends. Tell your enemies. Hell, tell a Liberal. The weather outside in most places might be frightful, but things are always delightful when you listen to Red, Right, and Blue!

    Saturday, December 1, 2012

    The Greatest Danger to Our Freedom

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    Here is a very interesting piece that Blake Stephens had posted in The Patriot Zone.

    Some of you print notices to groups of folk. My hope is that ALL of you will read to the last line of this email and if you do believe that this man of wisdom, Alexander Tyler in 1787, hit the nail on the head with his statement about Democracies, you will share this information with your clientele and friends. Even tho’ we have a representative republic, I think it does apply to America today –
    PS> Amazing statistics on the recent election, too.
    This is the most interesting thing I've read in a long time. The sad thing about it, you can see it coming.
    I have always heard about this democracy countdown.. It is interesting to see it in print. God help us, not
    that we deserve it.

    How Long Do We Have?
    About the time our original thirteen states adopted their
    new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a
    Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:
    'A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply
    cannot exist as a permanent form of government.'
    'A democracy will continue to exist up until the time
    that voters discover they can vote themselves
    generous gifts from the public treasury.'
    ' From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal
    policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.'
    'The average age of the world's greatest civilizations
    from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years'
    'During those 200 years, those nations always progressed
    through the following sequence:
    1. from bondage to spiritual faith;
    2. from spiritual faith to great courage;
    3. from courage to liberty;
    4. from liberty to abundance;
    5. from abundance to complacency;
    6. from complacency to apathy;
    7. from apathy to dependence;
    8. from dependence back into bondage'


    Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota points out some interesting facts concerning the 2008 Presidential election:
    Number of States won by:
    Democrats: 19
    Republicans: 29
    Square miles of land won by:
    Democrats: 580,000
    Republicans: 2,427,000
    Population of counties won by:
    Democrats: 127 million
    Republicans: 143 million
    Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:
    Democrats: 13.2
    Republicans: 2.1
    Professor Olson adds: 'In aggregate, the map of the territory Republican won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of this great country. Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare...' Olson believes the United States is somewhere between  the 'complacency and apathy' phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's
    population already having reached the 'governmental
    dependency' phase.
    If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty
    million criminal invaders called illegal's and they
    vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.
    If you are in favor of this, then by all means, delete
    this message. If you are not, then pass this along
    to help everyone realize just how much is at stake,
    knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our
    freedom.

    Even though the piece Blake posted had mentioned the numbers from the 2008 election, I think we can see it more with the 2012 election which put Obama back in office on the backs of the mooches, leaches, and parasites of this nation. Those people are the ones who Neal Boortz calls the “Dumbass dumb masses” who do not care about politics or if they do, it is only for 4 months and then only want a handout and not a hand up.

    I had mentioned in past blog entries that Atlas is shrugging right now, and if we do not do anything that the weight of the world will cause Atlas to throw it off of his shoulders. I am thinking that when we reach the final stage of Tytler’s circle (from dependence back into bondage) that it will be too late for this country as we know it. Obama and the Democrats are fiddling while America is burning.

    Rundown for December 1, 2012

    Join Rick Bulow and Billie Cotter (host of Nobamanation every Thursday at 8 PM Eastern on Conservative Nation Radio) as they give you the week in news from the citizen’s point of view. Today they will open the lines up and let the callers dictate which way the show will go, within reason of course. There will also be a return of the popular segment called Schmuck of the Week and more including your phone calls.
    So join us today at 1:30 PM Eastern, 12:30 PM Eastern, for Red, Right, and Blue. The chatroom at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conservativennationradio/2012/12/01/red-right-and-blue will be open 30 minutes early for a pre-show meet and greet as well as so Billie and I can do some last minute show prep. The phone number to call in once the show starts (or at least 5 minutes before then if you want to get in the call queue) is 718-305-7176 and as soon as the show starts you can join the call queue using Skype. Just scroll to the top of the show page and next to the phone number is a little S button (or as my good friend the Reactionariez calls it the Skipity Skype button) that as soon as the show starts you can click. Just follow the instructions from the flirtatious English lady and then you will be placed in the call queue and will be on the air soon. Also, if you are listening in and on Twitter but unable to join the chatroom that is not a problem at all. Just join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #RedRightBlue.
    Tell your friends. Tell your friends. Hell, tell a Liberal. Though the weather might turn cold in your neck of the country or world, things are ALWAYS hot on Red, Right, and Blue.
    (This show honors the troops, and there is one special soldier out there that this show is dedicated to honoring and also saving. That soldier is PFC Corey Clagett. Go to http://www.coreyclagett.com for his story)