Today I discuss Hillary Clinton’s grand economic vision for the country as she reveals her platform on Monday. Oh it is as good (or bad) as one can imagine. Is the world staring down the barrel of the next mini Ice Age? Scientists have discovered, through new studies of solar activity, we’re less than a decade away. Bring on the warming! And the student government at Johns Hopkins University wants to kick Chick-fil-A off campus.
It had been a week of awareness-raising at a Pennsylvania high school — teen suicide, disabilities and other issues were marked by students wearing specifically colored T-shirts each day in recognition of each issue.
On the final day last Friday, Bangor Area High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance — which organized the weeklong project — encouraged students to wear rainbow-colored T-shirts to draw attention to LGBT issues.
But during televised morning announcements at the school, two of the students seen onscreen wore Chick-fil-A shirts instead, senior Erin Snyder told the Morning Call.
An Interview with Country Legend Charlie Daniels
by: Drew Zahn at WND
“There’s a move afoot to change life in America into totally European – I’ve heard that so much I’m getting sick of it: ‘European’ – socialist thing,” says country-music legend Charlie Daniels, “but it’s the dag-blamed truth [sic], and it don’t work, it never has worked, and if America goes that way, America will never be America again.”
“In my 75 years on Earth, it’s never been as clear-cut as it is now,” Daniels said. “We’re either going to go into socialism, where part of the people work and the rest of them don’t, and the ones that do will be taxed to death, or – I got the point where I don’t trust politicians anymore, but hopefully – the other side represents, ‘Let’s put America back to work; let’s re-instill the work ethic back in people.’”
Since the 1950s Daniels has been a country singer and famed fiddler, perhaps best known for his hit song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008.
But he also writes frequently on culture and politics, no stranger to bold statements in defense of God and country, and maintains a “soapbox” blog on his website, CharlieDaniels.com.
For Daniels, the word “socialism” – synonymous in his mind with the big-spending, tax-the-rich, government-welfare, spread-the-wealth policies of President Obama and his fellow “progressives” – is a system not only destined for failure, but also inherently tyrannical.
“You cannot enforce socialism without some force,” Daniels told WND. “It’s a very top-heavy society, and every society that’s ever tried it has fallen, because you finally get to where there’s so many people, you cut out the work ethic, you make people think they have to be dependent on government for everything. It’s a mindset.”
Daniels brought up the recent controversy about Chick-fil-A restaurants – in which the Democrat mayors of Chicago and Boston threatened to ban the chicken sandwich makers from their respective cities because the owner is an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage – as an example.
“To me that tips off where these guys are coming from: ‘If you don’t agree with us, we don’t want you in our town, we don’t want you in our country, we don’t want you in our political system,’” Daniels said. “Is it not downright un-American for an elected official to stand up and try to destroy a business? As bad as we need jobs in this country?
“This is not about ‘gay’ marriage; this is about America being America, about people being able to stick by their deeply held religious beliefs and not to have these people trying to put them out of business,” Daniels said. “That’s what this boils down to: Are these people going to try to shut up everybody who doesn’t agree with them?”
Daniels told WND there have been a few people who have tried to silence him, too, to tell him to stick to his music and leave politics alone.
“People say, ‘Shut up and sing.’ Somebody said that,” Daniels said. “But shut up for what? Why don’t you shut up? What do you do? You do something else. You’re a private citizen. Do you think you should shut up? I’m speaking as a private citizen, so I think I have a perfect right to do that.”
And what about the owner of Chick-fil-A Dan Cathy and other Christians like him who are told to leave their religious beliefs out of the public and political sphere?
“That’s a bunch of junk,” Daniels said. “They need to stand up for what they believe in.”
Daniels’ fierce defense of free speech goes hand in hand with what he sees as the solution to America’s economic woes: not some new “socialist” program from Congress that leaves people looking to Washington, D.C. for answers, but a grassroots solution of small businesses, work ethic and a capitalist revival of the American dream.
“You’re talking to a guy who travels coast to coast and border to border every year,” Daniels told WND. “There are bad things going on in this country. Too many empty storefronts, too many closed down businesses – the ‘economic recovery’ Obama has been spinning is not happening. The only answer [socialists] seem to have for it is to try over and over again. Look at the results. Look at the results of throwing money down a black hole in Washington.
“We change the nation by putting people back to work again,” Daniels proffered. “I’m a Christian; I believe in helping people who can’t help themselves. I do not believe in helping people who can help themselves. Instead of putting them on the dole, put them on the payroll.
“I heard a while ago that more people file for disability than file to get a job. Where in the heck is that at?” Daniels asked. “Is that America? Is that what made America great?
“We need to get people back, to employ them,” Daniels concluded, “and it’s never going to be done in Washington. It’s going to have to be done in the private sector.”
The following is a perfect example of the so-called tolerant left that are actually the most intolerant hatemongers. There can be no other viewpoint or diversity of thought. This is not a homosexual vs hetrosexual issue. It is a free speech issue. Does a citizen have the right to speak out or not? To some, evidently not.
I’ve seen my share of hypocritical people and groups over the years. Generally, it’s the people that scream the loudest about injustices that are the ones most guilty of injustices themselves. It seems no one else is entitled to have their own opinion if it differs from those doing the screaming.
People like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are so fast to point the racial prejudice finger at anyone else, but I find their actions and words to be among the most racially hateful and bigoted I’ve ever seen. Following the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, blacks across the nation were taking their racial justice out on whites, even when George Zimmerman is half Hispanic. The ones yelling race the loudest proved to be the most racially intolerant.
Yet, none of that holds a candle to the absolute intolerance of homosexual activists. One of their biggest grievances with the rest of the world is that we are intolerant of their lifestyle. In the past decade, homosexual activists have filed numerous lawsuits based on intolerance of others. They have pushed to become accepted as a normal lifestyle. They have caused the military to accept them. They have been getting more states to legalize their civil unions or marriages. They have gotten the public schools to start teaching students across the nation that homosexuality is normal . They are even pushing their ways on churches, businesses and government offices.
When companies like J.C. Penney, Sears, Target, Starbucks and others, embrace homosexual marriage, they are praised by the homosexual community as well as the national media. But let one company make a stand for traditional marriage and all the activists go on the war path. Basically, all hell breaks loose.
Last week, Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A announced that they are a family owned business (that means they’re privately owned) and that they still embrace and endorse traditional marriage. The rabid homosexual crowd instantly declared war on the Christian based company as they have with so many others. They have gone so far as to declare organizations that continue to embrace traditional marriage as hate groups and accuse them of being intolerant.
If you disagree with homosexual activists, you are part of a hate group. If they disagree with you, they will take you to court, sue you and force you to accept their lifestyle. In other words, it is their way or no way.
When you weigh it all out, homosexual activists are the most intolerant group of people in the world today, save for radical islamists.
Attribution: da Tagliare
In yet another shining example of the lefts hypocrisy comes a story of a liberal city vs. the private sector. Always be tolerant and accepting of others’ views, except when they are not the “correct” views. Then it’s okay to stomp on them. As you read, notice also it is never stated that there is ever any actual discrimination, but the left needs always to invent villains & dragons to slay in the name of “Social Justice”. They have a lot of nerve picking on my favorite eating establishment.
BOSTON (The Blaze/AP) — The mayor of Boston is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant near the city’s “Freedom Trail” because of the company’s stance on gay marriage.
“Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion,” Mayor Thomas M. Menino told the Boston Herald Thursday.
“That’s the Freedom Trail. That’s where it all started right here. And we’re not going to have a company, Chick-fil-A or whatever the hell the name is, on our Freedom Trail,” he added.
Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press this week that his privately owned company is “guilty as charged” in support of what he called the biblical definition of the
Of course, people flipped out and the company was eventually forced to issue an official statement on its position.
“The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect — regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender,” the company said in a statement.
“Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.”
But, apparently, that’s not good enough for Boston’s Menino who says he’s going to contact the comapny’s main office and tell them exactly how he feels.
This isn’t the first time Menino has turned a business away. He blocked Walmart from putting in a development in 2011 because of the store’s supposed “impact on neighborhood businesses and lower-wage workers.”
And it looks like he’s set to do the same to Chick-fil-A.
“It doesn’t send the right message to the country. We’re a leader when it comes to social justice and opportunities for all,” Menino said, utterly oblivious to the irony of his statement.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has more than 1,600 stores nationwide but just two in Massachusetts, both located in suburban malls.