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Chris Wallace – Hero Or Heel?

July 3, 2011

That it was another brutal work week can be testified to by the absence of articles on my part. It’s a statement of the times were are living through that just having all of our crews working counts as a huge success. We’ve slashed our rates to the bone and are taking a much lower profit margin (whoops, there’s the left’s mantra… evil profit) just to get the work in to keep our people busy.

I know one contractor who told me that he had taken several jobs virtually at cost, just to keep his people employed. We consoled each other, noting that our respective doors remained open and that there are many companies who are no longer around at all.

This obviously has nothing at all to do with Chris Wallace and his unpardonable treatment of GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. I’ve never much cared for Chris Wallace for a number of reasons, some of which I’ll address in this article.

I have an abiding love for real, factual and substantiated news reporting by historically grounded, unbiased reporters and commentators. I used to think that Mr Wallace was at least somewhat fair and unbiased. That illusion was dispelled when, at the tail end of an exclusive interview with Michele Bachmann, he played one of journalism’s cheapest and most tawdry stunts… he posited the totally unwarranted and obnoxious question, “Are you a flake?”

Then, realizing his buffoon-like statement had badly miscarried, he sort of mumbled into his chin, “Well, that’s what they’re saying out there”. His speech and demeanor revealed that he knew he had stepped in it, and was frantically trying to scrape it off by doing the ‘beltway shuffle’. By this time he knew that he had teed off Michele, as her reply utterly demolished Wallace and made him look like the first-class chump he’s turned out to be.

Hey, Chris… you want to talk about qualifications? Let’s stack yours up against Bachmann’s. No contest. Chris, this lady has more going for her in her little finger than you will ever have. Your smarmy little first-year journalistic punk-stunt backfired, didn’t it Chrissy boy? Chris Wallace is a tool of the establishment GOP, though you won’t find anyone at Fox or around the establishment ‘Repubics’ (thanks, Mark Levin) who will say so.

What you did manage, Chris… and the polls confirm… was to solidify Conservative support for Michele Bachmann. The Conservative base and the Tea Party patriots are swinging more and more to her banner. And by the way, Chris, I like the way she left you to dangle while you scrambled to cheap out on an apology… first with that statement that cheaply reiterated the word ‘flake’ as part of the text. Nice try, Chris. Then he boobs it on over to Facebook and tries to get out of it by apologizing there.

That Michele Bachmann finally accepted Mr Wallace’s direct phone apology only after he had a twelve course crow dinner is a tribute to her class… and a remarkable insight into Chris Wallace’s classlessness.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

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Don’t Get Mad….

April 28, 2011

… Get even, or so the saying goes. That’s a bit of an exaggeration, actually. I don’t get mad as such… it’s more of a frustration that I feel boiling up inside. You might think that the current administration, or the looniest of the left, is the cause of this combustible condition.

Well… no. They are what they are. Crazy, misguided, dangerously blinded by their ideology… whatever. But, we know what to expect from them, as does the average Joe when he takes time to look away from reality TV long enough to realize that he too is being hit hard by their Marxist machinations. What I’m talking about is the liberal media, in its many guises… and disguises.

In yesterday’s article, I covered the Letterman-Maher conversation (CBS, Monday night). I use the word ‘conversation’ in its loosest form… it was no more than an exercise in GOP/Conservative/Tea Party bashing. Performances like this are all too common on the major networks. The host gives the liberal guest carte blanche for scathing personal attacks. In sharp contrast, when a conservative guest (a relatively rare occasion) is on the couch, they are put in a defensive posture from the get go.

Political satire has been with us as long as democracy itself. Indeed, it is an important part of that freedom. From the 19th century pencil cartoons, which gave us the elephant and donkey, to stand-up television monologues and edited YouTube videos, it is often amusing regardless of the viewer’s political leanings.

The danger arises when media outlets which pertain to be impartial become vehicles for a specific agenda, either of their own volition or that of those holding the purse strings. Before I go any further, I hear the stray liberal that wandered on to this site screaming “What about Fox News?” Well, FNC is split into news and opinion programming… it is also a cable channel, subscription only, so you don’t have to watch it.

Of course, that goes for any station or newspaper… you don’t have to watch or read it. I once teased Skip about him reading a certain well-known Bay Area newspaper. He replied, “I wouldn’t use it to line the bird cage”.

Why, then, does the left seem to have the upper hand in popular media? The answer is leverage. I can think of one or two legal terms to describe their activities, but I don’t want to push my First Amendment rights too far, which is something they do all too often with their unfounded allegations against the Tea Party.

Popular media, like the main television broadcast networks, has a large proportion of definite or possible Democrat voters. If they put out a message that conflicts with the leftist ideology, they put the screws on the advertisers… “Pull your ads or we boycott your products”. This escalates to the point where the networks, in the interest of their revenue and a quiet life with their employee unions, take the easy option.

The result is that only one point of view is heard. Unfortunately, there are millions of people who believe that everything they are told on television is solid fact. Global warming is a classic example. How many companies advertise on the networks, boasting of their contribution to carbon reduction? What would happen if an energy company aired an ad that said “Forget the carbon emission fallacy, we’re producing American gasoline to keep the country running”? There would be mass protests from the left, accompanied by the usual thug tactics courtesy of the union goons.

Naturally, it would never get that far. The station would never air the commercial to start with. It’s far easier, and safer, to take the PC approach, the one that’s been hammered into every home and school in the country… the lies that masquerade as fact. We’ll be back after these important messages…..

(Editor Dee is in for Skip today)

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Calling It Like It Is… ‘Media Matters War’ May Be A Two-Edged Sword.

April 5, 2011

There may be some strategic advantage to informing your opponent that you are about to launch an all-out blitzkrieg against the principal conservative media outlets and personalities. Off hand, I can’t think of what it is. No one I know is quaking before the threat.

Mind you, this is not just the usual general harassment. It’s not the usual opposition research, or the usual cacophony of liberal complaint. No indeed. David Brock, MM’s founder, said that he would wage guerrilla warfare and sabotage against Fox News, while claiming that Fox was the sotto voce of the Republican Party and not a legitimate news outlet. That’s really funny. But it does go to illustrate just how far from the mainstream of American thought these elitist Marxists really are.

According to information leaked and picked up by conservative outlets, Media Matters is hiring every commie shyster they can find and they intend to do far more than harass network sponsors. They fully intend to use the politics of personal destruction to disrupt and, if possible, destroy the lives, careers and families of conservative media figures. Rupert Murdoch and his business interests will be attacked ruthlessly.

It came to me that Fox, and other conservative media and artists, don’t have to fight this battle alone… and shouldn’t have to. Fox has carried the remarkable story of the rise of the American Patriot Movement from the very beginning… and even then I sensed that this movement could be huge. That turned out to be something of an understatement.

There’s an awful lot of really clever and well-educated conservatives out there… millions of us in fact. If Fox and Rupert Murdoch can’t take on Media Matters… we can.

If I’m not mistaken, Mark Levin’s Landmark Legal Foundation has been keeping several eyes on the antics of Media Matters, along with other assorted reptiles. What we can do is tear into Media Matters the way they intend to tear into Fox. Forward whatever you can find to people like Mark, or to the various Patriot sites. Trust me, they’ll pick it up, check it out and run with it.

I can’t help but think, all things being equal, that conservatives will withstand close scrutiny far better than their leftist counterparts. Let’s expose these snakes.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

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Trillions Of Dollars – The Money They Are Hiding.

March 19, 2010

It’s a new chapter in the daily soap opera that has become Obama’s headlong rush to entrap seventeen percent of the national economy. It’s right out of Marx. Nothing is what it seems and nothing the Democrat Congress says will hold up to scrutiny. They lie with numbers faster than they lie about facts, if that’s possible.

Obama’s Fox News interview with Bret Baier was an exercise in slip-slide away… with Obama doing the slip-sliding and Baier trying to nail him down to a real answer… about anything. But, true to form, the prevaricator-in-chief spouted frayed talking points while totally ignoring substantive answers to anything Baier asked. The result was an Obama constantly on the defensive and showing flashes of anger and frustration, while Baier remained remarkably cool throughout.

Baier and Obama

The lame stream media predictably castigated Bret Baier and Fox News for ‘being cruel and disrespectful’ to the President while overlooking the obvious. That this is the first time any news outlet or reporter has attempted to do anything but grovel before Obama’s magnificence. If even one of these so-called news outlets had done their job to start with, we would have known a lot more about the real Obama. They sold out whatever claim they had to journalistic integrity long ago. The very fact that Obama was willing to go on Fox News, a venue he admittedly detests, is a measure of his desperation.

The CBO has just released the latest version (one of many) of the health care legislation and no one on the Democrat side of the aisle is jumping for joy, as this ‘latest’ bundle of joy is sixty nine billion dollars fatter than the last one. It strips even more dollars from Medicare and Medicare Advantage and raises even more taxes on the backs of the American people.

Obama, Pelosi and Reid apparently think that Americans are going to be deceived into thinking that a ten year projected cost of 940 billion dollars isn’t a trillion dollars, less a little change. The real truth of the situation is that they’ve done their math using methods that would get any senior executive thrown in jail in the private sector. They have used accounting methods that would make Bernie Madoff proud. The true ten year cost of the bill, according to the Heritage Foundation, is more like two point four trillion dollars.

Rush has called for a Fed-Ex express on the Capitol. There are thousands of Patriots heading towards the Capitol as I write this. Please continue your efforts to call, and call again and again… fax, email and write. It ain’t over until it’s over and then there will just be another battle over the next hill. We won’t ever quit… this is our country and we won’t give it up. God Bless America!

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

Tell key Congressmen listed below to vote no. Fax, call and even personally visit each in their local offices, or their offices in Washington DC:

PLEASE CALL!   DC Office   Local Office      State    District
Harry Mitchell (202) 225-2190 (480) 946-2411 AZ 5th District
Gabrielle Giffords (202) 225-2542 (520) 881-3588 AZ 8th District
Ann Kirkpatrick (202) 225-2315 (928) 226-6914 AZ 1st District
Jerry McNerney (202) 225-1947 925-833-0643 CA 11th District
John Salazar 202-225-4761 970-245-7107 CO 3rd District
Jim Himes (202) 225-5541 (866) 453-0028 CT 4th District
Alan Grayson (202) 225-2176 (407) 841-1757 FL 8th District
Bill Foster (202) 225-2976 630-406-1114 IL 14th District
Baron Hill 202 225 5315 812 288 3999 IN 9th District
Mark Schauer (202) 225-6276 (517) 780-9075 MI 7th District
Gary Peters (202) 225-5802 (248) 273-4227 MI 9th District
Dina Titus (202) 225-3252 702-256-DINA (3462) NV 3rd District
Carol Shea-Porter (202) 225-5456 (603) 743-4813 NH 1st District
Tim Bishop (202) 225-3868 (631) 696-6500 NY 1st District
John Hall (202) 225-5441 (845) 225-3641 x49371 NY 19th District
Bill Owens (202) 225-4611 (315) 782-3150 NY 23rd District
Mike Arcuri (202)225-3665 (315)793-8146 NY 24th District
Dan Maffei (202) 225-3701 (315) 423-5657 NY 25th District
Earl Pomeroy (202) 225-2611 (701) 224-0355 ND At-Large District
Steven Driehaus (202) 225-2216 (513) 684-2723 OH 1st District
Mary Jo Kilroy (202) 225-2015 (614) 294-2196 OH 15th District
Zach Space (202) 225-6265 (330) 364-4300 OH 18th District
Kathy Dahlkemper (202) 225-5406 (814) 456-2038 PA 3rd District
Patrick Murphy (202) 225-4276 (215) 826-1963 PA 8th District
Christopher Carney (202) 225-3731 (570) 585-9988 PA 10th District
Paul Kanjorski (202) 225-6511 (570) 825-2200 PA 11th District
John Spratt (202) 225-5501 (803)327-1114 SC 5th District
Tom Perriello (202) 225-4711 (276) 656-2291 VA 5th District
Alan Mollohan (202) 225-4172 (304) 623-4422 WVA 1st District
Nick Rahall (202) 225-3452 (304) 252-5000 WVA 3rd District
Steve Kagen (202) 225-5665 (920) 437-1954 WI 8th District

Unhealthy For America…House Bill 1 Trillion And Climbing.

October 24, 2009

If you build your house on sand….President Obama is getting some of his karma back.
His unmitigated arrogance and self-aggrandizement is going to come at a terrible price to the country…to him and those around him. But they can’t see that yet. Now we even see the First Lady politicizing breast cancer, to advance what is very probably going to be a health care bill which is going to arrive DOA. From my lips to God’s ears.
The House bill, should it pass, would cost this country ONE TRILLION DOLLARS and counting. Nothing the government EVER does comes in at anywhere close to the wild imaginings of the authors of these nutzoid  creations. As we speak, there appears to be an insurrection in the House which will stop “Nancy with the Smiling Eyes” bill dead in its tracks. A group of 40 pro-life Democrats has joined with Republicans to pledge to VOTE NO on any bill which has provision for funding for abortions… which it does. This would ensure that the bill in its present form would never leave the House floor.
Nothing this President, or the Marxists he’s imported to his government have done, has been with the interest of the American people, the economy, or our military services who are engaged around the world fighting an implacable enemy who would see this country destroyed. It has been done to further an only slightly less onerous ideology, whose goal is control over every aspect of American life and values.
The assault by the administration on the first amendment, as exemplified by the attack on Fox News, has been (at long last) met by a unified group of major network editorial chiefs who must have finally woken up and smelled the skunk cabbage that is the Obama White House. They saw, belatedly, but they saw that they would invariably be next. They have drawn a line in the sand. Now we get to see if they have the strength of their convictions. This fight has only just been joined.
The White House’s FCC lapdogs are after the freedom of the internet also…resistance is mounting to that assault as we speak. A FREE PRESS IS A FREE SOCIETY… the internet is part of that press, free and unrestrained it is a priceless resource for instantaneous delivery of information. True it is incumbent upon the user to filter through the mists of sometimes wildly inaccurate and fanciful stories that are available out there, but this is freedom of expression and the press also. Keep your hands off our Net. Keep your hands off our radios, keep your hands of of our televisions.
The communist leftists cannot compete in the arena of ideas, so they have to co-opt it through stacked courts and regulatory agencies which are not subject to the crucible of public scrutiny, whose examination they cannot withstand.
Darkness and secrecy were ever their way.
The Free Press and the Free Internet cast a light upon them which shows them for what they are.
Enemies of America…and Enemies of the American people.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2009