My buddy Matt Burke who has been involved in republican politics is on with me at 9pm ET on WBT/Charlotte. Here are some ideas he has about Gov. Palin's resignation:
. She is tired of the intense media scrutiny that has followed her.
Just one year ago nobody knew who she was, and think of all the pressure her family has been under, an she may have just said I have had enough. She can write a book, or go on a speaking tour and really provide for her family.
2. She is getting ready to make a presidential run and is taking the time off to prepare her campaign. She has nothing left to proveIn Alaska.
3. She is preparing to run for senate against Lisa murkowski. She has a history of taking on the mirkowskis.
4. She is leaving the public eye completely.She is very young, so she can run in 2016, 2020 or even 2024.
Live Today on WOAI/San Antonio 6:05-9pm ET. Sitting in again for Joe Pags who has been busy with fill-in duties for Glenn Beck. Following 9pm, I'll be live on WBT/Charlotte until midnight. Both shows can be seen/heard live here on the web site by clicking the BlogTV box at the right of the screen at showtimes.
Here is a good one from a friend through email:
HOW TO START EACH DAY WITH A POSITIVE OUTLOOK
1. Open a new file in your computer.
2. Name it 'Barack Obama'.
3. Send it to the Recycle Bin.
4. Empty the Recycle Bin.
5. Your PC will ask you: 'Do you really want to
get rid of 'Barack Obama?'
6. Firmly Click 'Yes.'
7. Feel better?
GOOD! - Tomorrow we'll do Nancy Pelosi
Best line I've heard in a while comes from Steve Gill (http://www.gillreport.com/) on his radio show today:
"Taxation with MIS-representation."
Americans: Too Much Michael Jackson Coverage
Too Much Michael?A new national media study among 1,850 Americans revealed that the majority of respondents (63%) believe that MICHAEL JACKSON's death is receiving too much media coverage in comparison to the coverage of FARRAH FAWCETT's death. The study was conducted by HCD RESEARCH using its MEDIACURVES.COM website on JULY 1st, to obtain Americans' perceptions of recent celebrity deaths, with regard to the amount of media coverage they are receiving. While the majority of respondents (63%) reported that MICHAEL JACKSON's death is receiving too much media coverage, an even larger majority (80%) reported that they are engaged in the topic when they are exposed to it by the media. However, a slightly higher percentage of respondents (84%) indicated that they are engaged with the topic of FAWCETT's death when they are exposed to it by the media. Among the study findings: "With regard to the topic of MICHAEL JACKSON's death, indicate whether or not you feel the media coverage is appropriate."
Too much coverage 63%
Appropriate coverage 36%
Not enough coverage 2%
It isn't just that there is too much coverage it is also that the coverage is out of balance. Michael Jackson turned into a freak where children were not safe. We shouldn't be glorifying such a person in American society no matter how many songs he sold.
Tonight on WOAI at 8:05pm ET. Paul Lawrence Vann will join me and we'll discuss our nation's founding on this July 4th holiday weekend. http://www.paullawrencevann.com/
Benjamin Franklin called for divine intervention at the Constitutional Convention. He called it "a superintendeing providence" that, as he pointed out, had guided America through the Declaration of Independence and the Revolution with Great Britian. He was wondering why no prayer has been asked for now? We could certainly ask that question today.
The small progress we have made after 4 or five weeks close attendance & continual reasonings with each other-our different sentiments on almost every question, several of the last producing as many noes as ays, is methinks a melancholy proof of the imperfection of the Human Understanding. We indeed seem to feel our own want of political wisdom, since we have been running about in search of it. We have gone back to ancient history for models of Government, and examined the different forms of those Republics which having been formed with the seeds of their own dissolution now no longer exist. And we have viewed Modern States all round Europe, but find none of their Constitutions suitable to our circumstances.
In this situation of this Assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened, Sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings? In the beginning of the Contest with G. Britain, when we were sensible of danger we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection.- Our prayers, Sir, were heard, & they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a superintending providence in our favor.
I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth- that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth- that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings, that "except the Lord build the House they labour in vain that build it." I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better, than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments by Human wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest.
I therefore beg leave to move-that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the Clergy of this City be requested to officiate in that Service-
Mr. SHARMAN seconded the motion.
Mr. HAMILTON & several others expressed their apprehensions that however proper such a resolution might have been at the beginning of the convention, it might at this late day, I. bring on it some disagreeable animadversions. & 2. lead the public to believe that the embarrassments and dissensions within the Convention, had suggested this measure. It was answered by Docr. F. Mr. SHERMAN & others, that the past omission of a duty could not justify a further omission-that the rejection of such a proposition would expose the Convention to more unpleasant animadversions than the adoption of it: and that the alarm out of doors that might be excited for the state of things within, would at least be as likely to do good as ill.
Mr. WILLIAMSON, observed that the true cause of the omission could not be mistaken. The Convention had no funds.
Mr. RANDOLPH proposed in order to give a favorable aspect to ye. measure, that a sermon be preached at the request of the convention on 4th of July, the anniversary of Independence; & thenceforward prayers be used in ye. Convention every morning. Dr. FRANKn. 2ded. this motion After several unsuccessful attempts for silently postponing the matter by adjourng. the adjournment was at length carried, without any vote on the motion.
Our State of the Union:
1. Our Founding Fathers would be appalled at the power of the federal government over the individual states. The Constitution was put into place to
2. The Founding Fathers would be surprised and angry at the amount of debt the nation has racked up.
3. The Founding Fathers would be shocked at the amount of power allowed to the Supreme Court. They were so concerned about an out of control judiciary and that is what they would see.
4. Our Founding Fathers would insist that any one running for President prove that he/she is a natural born citizen.
5. Our Founding Fathers would be shocked at the removal of all religious expression from our public places and schools.
6. Our Founding Fathers would be shocked at the lack of an advisorial media toward the government.
7. Our Founding Fathers would be amazed that we allowed illegal immigrants to protest their rights in our country.