Underdog Rises to the Top

19 06 2007

You read it here first, folks (at least those of you who didn’t read the Rasmussen article): our boy is at the top of the heap! That’s right: according to Rasmussen Reports, one of the Washington insiders’ most trusted sources for public opinion data, Fred Thompson has just replaced Rudy Giuliani as the number one choice among likely Republican and independent voters. While he is only ahead by one point (28-27), a statistic still well within the margin of error, just seeing him on the charts gets me all giddy: he hasn’t even announced he’s running yet! It gives me this sudden urge to listen to a Bill Conti power ballad and run up the steps of the Phillie Museum of Art. No word yet on whether Thompson plans on running the steps as well. KYLE MANN



Fred Speaks out on Commie Care

18 06 2007

Castro's Mug

As a sort of preparation for the upcoming release of Michael Moore’s completely unbiased and utterly factual film Sicko,  which documents the  pleasantly plump film maker’s attempt to prove the superiority of “free” universal health care to all, I post a link to this thoughtful and well-written (though a tad ripe) blog entry by our favorite presidential hopeful, Fred Thompson.  He says it all much better than I could.

Paradise Island

American Public, Schmerican Public, In The Senate We Do What We Want!

7 06 2007


In an age where emotions run high, and the idea of the rule of law is trampled in to the ground our country is beggining to lose our identity. Congress refuses to secure our borders unless we can offer amnesty, President Bush refuses to secure our borders so as not to anger Mexico, or business interests, and it is the American taxpayer who pays the bill. This issue is more important than feeling bad for those who come here illegally or even finding workers to fill jobs that Americans “won’t fill.” This is about how our core values and our most basic liberties are at stake. Now I am no racist, and as a descendent of an illegal immigrant I can understand their desire to come to the United States and make a better life for themselves. The problem is that many of these illegal aliens who come here also take government handouts and clog our hospitals and school systems. In Southern California many emergency rooms have had to close their doors because illegal immigrants will take their families their for medical treatment knowing that they cannot be refused even if they cannot pay. Of all things I can’t believe why any Republican in Congress would even support the current immigration reform bill! Do they not realize that they are contributing to the death of their own party? Hispanics are overwhelmingly Democratic, especially Democrats love to fund social programs and if they came out in force states that are currently very “Red” like Texas and Arizona would soon become very “Blue.” I do not say this without reason, my father is a construction worker in California and the many illegal immigrants that he works with always complain about how rich white people are, and how racist America is, and how the government needs to do more for them so they have a better chance. That is enraging! How dare they feel ENTITLED to special treatment and how dare they think that people in America don’t do an honest days work! My father and Americans like him put in countless hours of labor and work themselves to exhaustion so his family can have a better life, and my father has never expected nor wanted a dime from the government as he sees that as being weak and also it isn’t the government’s job to do that. I don’t want to see my country fail and fall because a massive new influx of “voters” have dramatically altered the political landscape of the United States. Why can’t politicians in Washington do what nearly 80% of Americans want them to do first? Securing the border is the number one security concern for this country. After we secure the border and start up a guest worker program than we can figure out how to deal with the problem of the approximately 12 million illegal immigrants in this country. I am so frustrated I can’t even put my thoughts in to a professional coherent format for this blog, so I must apologize if my thoughts are scattered and unorganized. Anyway, thanks you for your continued support of the Southpaw, leave us your thoughts, and as always tell your friends about us!

The Mourning of An American Statesmen

6 06 2007


We apologize for our late posting on this, but we here would like to extend out condolences to the family of the late Sen. Craig Thomas who passed away on Monday, June 4th from complications of leukemia. Sen. Thomas was initially treated for what was thought to be pneumonia in November of 2006 but was later discovered to be leukemia. We here at the Southpaw are saddened to see the tragic death of any individual who is serving this great country. We will pray for his family and friends that God may comfort them in this difficult time. As for the announcement of any successor, a temporary appointment will be made by the Democratic Governor Dave Freudenthal from a list presented to him by the Wyoming Republican Party until a special election can be held in November 2008 to elect a candidate to finish the term.

Its Always Someone Else’s Fault

3 06 2007


With the idea of political responsibility being thrown around its nice to see the traditional idea of scapegoating being used again in politics. The leaders of the Democratic Congress issued a press release that publicizes the accomplishments they have had since they took control of Congress five months ago….and that press release is a meager two pages. With the polls showing that the approval ratings for Congress are even lower than that of President Bush’s, Democrats are starting to feel the noose tightening around them. One of the biggest problems they are having is that they have done next to nothing of what they promised to do, and as a time has shown, they continually blame others for their incompetence.  They pledged to end the Iraq War, that is a work in progress I guess. The only thing that they have managed to do was raise the minimum wage, by attaching it to the war spending bill, because I guess it would be more prudent to impede our country’s current economic growth rather than help it out. My frustration with both parties is high, but the Democrats have peaked my frustration. Their leaders spew anti-American rhetoric, such as Sen. Reid’s “The war is lost” statement, and they constantly overstep their powers, such as Rep. Pelosi’s trips to other countries. As if she had ANY power to enact foreign policy. She makes me angrier than all of them, she has even threatened to change House rules in order to quiet down the opposition Republicans. Sounds like a spoiled brat on a power trip who doesn’t like disagreement. They have trumpeted their investigations in the completely legal firing of 8 US Attorneys and just show how they have done nothing. When asked about government spending on embryonic stem cell research, the committee is still out. (As if the government should be funding projects like that.) But they remain confident that no matter what happens the American people will still see them as the responsible and right leaders for America that they claim to be. Well if the polls that they put so much faith in are any indication of a report card I would say to them, “Fat Chance!” Thank you for reading the Southpaw, leave us your thoughts, and as always tell your friends about us!


 Dems Have Tough Time Enacting Change

We Have To Agree That They Disagree

3 06 2007

    So the tune of today’s hysteria isn’t that of terrorism, nuclear weapons, or even a Barbara Streisand “I Love America…But Not Really” tour. Nope it seems that the single threat that is greater than all of those is that of Global Warming. Leading the charge is of course our fearless, former second-in-command Al Gore. With such claims as, “The science is settled it is now time for action.” Well Mr. Gore I am going to have to disagree, you see a solid chunk of the climatologist community, 49% according to some polls, do not even believe in Global Warming. Why has the public at large not been told of this? I am at a loss for words other than the fact that the mainstream media doesn’t care about facts as they have an agenda and their friends in these radical groups and authoritarian activists would be very upset if they started to report reality. Now I have no problem if you believe in Global Warming, but do not even presume to think that you have the right to tell us how to deal with it. If you want to change it than go ahead and change your life to be more eco-friendly. One of the basic principles of this country is our priceless individual freedom, and such calls by some to outlaw trucks and SUV’s, limit our bathroom trips to one sheet of toilet paper, and other ridiculous measures are all infringements on our personal freedoms. Now I don’t believe in being excessively wasteful but you have the right to use as much or as little as you can. I am so afraid of the hysteria that is being caused by the THEORY of global warming. It just seems like a perfect opportunity for the government to come in through the back door and take more control of our lives. I had faith that not much would be done, especially since President Bush has been such a stalwart foe of global warming but now that it seems to be politically expedient he has reversed himself and called for carbon emission reductions to be in place by the end of his term. Where is our country going? All I can hope for is that at least there will be more journalists that recognize the value of publicizing the dissent in the scientific community over the monster of global warming. Thanks for reading the Southpaw, leave us your thoughts, and as always tell your friends about us!


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