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Undeniable Truths

rush limbaughIn honor of Rush Limbaugh’s birthday (I have no idea when it is, but needed a reason to print these) here is a list of his thirty five Undeniable Truths of Life.  According to Mr. Limbaugh number one is no more important than number 35 and are numbered simply for ease of reference.  Rush has a way of getting under the skin of progressives and though I am not surprised to hear folks disparage him, it is disappointing.

Rules for Radical Conservatives

“Ivan is thrilled.  Mikhail is devastated.  All their lives, they have been equal, the way good Soviet Men should be.  They had nothing, and nothing is what they shared equally.  You could not have asked for a purer expression of true communism.  As Mikhail watches Ivan’s lot improve, he seethes.  He complains to the local soviet, but there’s nothing they can do, because even in the U.S.S.R., it’s not against the law to have a cow.  Mikhail briefly considers reporting his friend to the Cheka, but finally decides against it; after all, he’s not a bad man, just a poor man…he does something he’d almost forgotten how to do.  He prays…’All my life I have striven to be a good atheist and not believe in you.  But now, I humbly come to you directly.  Please, God, please hear my prayer.  Please make us equal again.’  For a moment all is silent.  Then, to his utter amazement, a voice emerges out of the clouds, a voice that only he can hear, ‘Mikhail,’ says God, ‘your prayers have been answered.  You shall be made equal again.’  Mikhail leaps to his feet in disbelief.  A look of transfigured radience plays across his noble Slavic peasant features.  He cannot believe his good fortune. ‘Oh good!’ he exclaims. ‘You’re going to kill Ivan’s cow!”

Take That

It is sometimes hard to be a conservative working in an industry that is dominated by liberals.  The attached screen print is from a  brief exchange with a liberal colleague who felt quite comfortable forwarding an email wishing, essentially, for the death of Rush Limbaugh.  Ordinarily I let these things slide, but not this time as you can see by me snappy reply.

We conservatives really need to start speaking up and LOUDLY.  We have been too timid while we grumble for a “true conservative” leader to do what we don’t do.  We need to start confronting liberals whenever they speak up – which is often and when they are wrong – which is always.  We need to become the irritating little shits like they are only we’ll, of course, be right.

…And intends to be the master

“It stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there’s service, there’s someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master.”

— Ayn Rand

Job’s Jobs Jabs

One of the things that I struggle with is the thought process of liberals.  I have friends and family who share this affliction (being liberal) and knowing them as I do I cannot understand their thought process regarding liberal issues/alters.  I really have tried to listen, to understand, to plot the way they think, a process that usually ends with my being frustrated and cutting off the conversation to avoid bad feelings. 

Perhaps the quintessential example illustrating my frustration is the recent “quotes” from the soon-to-be-released biography on Apple’s Steve Jobs.  Revered by virtually all for his contributions to technology and his leadership to one of America’s most iconic corporations…yes Apple is a CORPORATION!  Here are some of the excerpts attributed to Jobs;

BHO Network

The new, open media has allowed virtually anyone to produce their own media outlet. For less than ten dollars you can register your domain name at GoDaddy, set up a WordPress account and be on your way. It’s getting the audience that is the tough part. (By the way thank all of you for continuing to read FramingTheDialogue! – tell your friends) If you have ten or twenty million dollars you can start your own cable network like Al Gore’s “Nobody Knows The Name Network” or Oprah’s “O” network. Even for big names like Oprah and Gore getting the audience is still the rough part. Neither of them has done particularly well.

The Unruly Trinity

There are three entities that have the unique ability to drive the left absolutely stark raving mad.  The mere mention of any of these makes Keith Olberman slather, Chris Matthews have leg pain, Rachel Madow (Ok I got nothing for her), the New York Times lose more circulation, and Robert Gibbs wish for his big break on Saturday Night Live.

The first and perhaps the most hated is former Republican Veep candidate, Sarah Palin.  Sean Hannity calls it “Palin Derangement Syndrome.”  The left was probably very disappointed that they did not get to choose the Republican VP candidate like they chose John McCain and took an instant dislike to her.  From the price of her campaign wardrobe to who is the mother of her child to what she reads and most recently what she writes on her hand.

Gore’s Global Scheme Has A Fever

zicamWord is that Rush Limbaugh is sending a few packages of Zicam to Nobel Prize winner Al “CO2 is death” Gore.  Gore maybe be developing some hacking symptoms as recent e-mails shed light on the “settled science” behind the man-made global warming push.  If you have family or friends who still rely on the “dead tree media” (that’s a new name from our friends in the UK) they probably have not heard the story yet.

As I have found latey, journalists in the United Kingdom seem to have the scoop on the Yankee reporters.  This passage from the UK Telegraph story brought a smile;

Racism In America

The election of Barack Hussien Obama was supposed to usher in the post-racial age in America.  In a disturbing example of racist views, several National Football League players commented that they would not play for an owner who happens to have a different skin color.  The proposed owner is part of an investment group that is looking to purchase the St. Louis Rams.

Rule 13

One of the most quoted “rules” in Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals book is Rule 13.  This rule is under the tactics section of the book and that is a better way to think of this.  In this tactic, you are taught to select a specific target, a person.  Government bodies (i.e. Congress, etc.) or buildings (i.e. Washington, city hall, etc.) allow blame to be shifted too easily. 

“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”