Posted by: nhfalcon | January 30, 2011

J.A.R.M. v.1.30.11

* – well, they may have gotten their asses kicked on their way to the Super Bowl, but my Falcons did put two more guys in the Pro Bowl:

Tyson Clabo

Brent Grimes

* – NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

* – oh, those wacky talking animals:

* – jeez, Louise, can they just make up their minds on this Wonder Woman TV show already?

* – ooooh! Another hottie has filed for divorce!

* – only in Oklahoma…

* – working in the cell phone business makes me appreciate this all that much more…

* – all right, I’d call this just a tad over the top, wouldn’t you?

* – a little marijuana juice, anybody?

* – is this or is this not proof that either the people at MSNBC are stupid or that they think the American public is stupid?

* – an excellent rebuttal to the most recent SOTU address, brought to you by none other than Bill Whittle:

* – Charles Krauthammer on the “Obamacare will reduce the deficit” myth.

* – oh, and about those death panels

* – and, yes, I’d be ok with privatizing Medicare.

* – why didn’t we ever hear about this assassination attempt? Hmmm…

* – and why did I ever hear about this death threatin my own state?!

* – yes, I was very happy the day this happened (and very unhappy the day the scumbag got around it).

* – nope, no need to secure our borders whatsoever.

* – and now for a few more pics for you gun-clingin’ rednecks out there…

* – oh, those wacky Chinese. They’re a very, very sneaky people! 🙂

* – this story reminds me of these Jeff Dunham bits:

(especially about seven minutes in on the second one…)

* – here’s a couple of quotes to make you think:

“I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.”

“I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man’s political hopes and the ark of his safety.”

What’s that? Who said those words? Oh, just some guy by the name of Frederick Douglass, that’s all.

(now, I’ll grant you the Republican party back then wasn’t exactly the Republican party of today, but still…)

* – Douglass also came up with this gem: “Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.”

* – I’ll end with one last quote, this one from Teddy Roosevelt, a man who did a lot of things I disagree with, but who was spot on here:

“There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all.

This is just as true of the man who puts “native” before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance.

But if he is heartily and singly loyal to this Republic, then no matter where he was born, he is just as good an American as any one else.

The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English- Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian- Americans, or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality than with the other citizens of the American Republic.

The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country. The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American.”

Addressing the Knights of Columbus in New York City

12 October 1915

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Responses

  1. Love Jeff Dunham. And I wouldn’t exactly say that you Falcons got their “asses kicked…”

  2. I was referencing their 48 – 21 loss to the Packers in the playoffs, Kemtee, and I am man enough to admit that that was an ass-kicking. To use The One’s terminology, it was a shellacking, and now I know what he must have felt like back in November. 🙂

  3. Our time is one in which decrying hyphenated Americanism is viewed as at least controversial, if not downright divisive. That is absolutely senseless.

    “Could it be because he’s an anti-capitalist, anti-Christian, left wing crazy person” indeed (quoting the piece on the assassination you’ve never heard of). I started a rant here, but backed off because it wasn’t very organized.

    Just remember, Falcon–it’s those hatemongers like Limbaugh and Beck who are the manipulative, biased ones, not a massive “mainstream” media apparatus that convicted the conservative hate machine of the Arizona massacre before the smell of gunpowder had fully dissipated.


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