Talon’s Point of the Day – March 13th, 2014

Ann Coulter is once again ignoring the reality of the damage they are doing to America as evidenced by her support of RINOs over actual conservatives.

Just as I warned in Feb. 2012 with my postA Dear Ann Letterwhen Coulter backed Mitt Romney over other, more conservative, GOP candidates, she now once again would prefer the conservative masses hold their noses and support what she thinks is “electability” despite the reality that when true conservatives, and their voting cousins the libertarians (including myself), reach the point of disgust with the stench within our own so called ranks, that many become so nauseated with the thought of voting for these false conservatives that they stay home election night, preferring to consume large quantities of sometimes alcohol laced Pepto Bismol.

Ironically, if you read my post “A Dear Ann Letter” you would have seen my prescient warning about her flawed affection for Chris Christie back when the vast majority of the self proclaimed “conservative” public thought Christie was a fellow conservative. Oh how reality stings.

So apparently yesterday Coulter blogged her defense of Mitch McConnell, even after McConnell spoke of Tea Party candidates by sayingI think we are going to crush them everywhere … I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”  She did so while going on tv, and possibly in her blog, proclaiming how she loves the Tea Party. Yeah ok.

Once again Ann has traded her credentials, or what might be more appropriately described as “remaining perceived credentials” to prop up the collapsed credibility of one of the sources of the stench.

Either buy Ann and Mitch, or come November grab your Pepto, and maybe some Jack.

Talon’s Point of the Day – Feb 20th, 2014

Talon’s point today is based on a series of related tweets from earlier today as follows:

” I’ve said it before and will again. Obama is NOT the problem…he’s the symptom.”

“The ignorance of soft tyranny has lead to the awareness of hard tyranny.  The GOP has helped make this happen.”

…. and to someone who thinks the solution is to simply vote GOP as if GOP wins have advanced liberty rather than the reality it has also attacked it….

“Sometimes you are better off with the tyrant you recognize rather than the one you don’t recognize.”

For several years now I’ve said that Obama may turn out to be the best thing that has happened to America both spiritually and politically in several generations. How can I such an astounding thing? Because before Obama, our once great nation was not only sliding into the spiritual and social abyss, we were doing so in our sleep. The rise of this developing tyrant has awakened the portion of America that is capable of consciousness. The other portion is of course suffering from a government sugar induced coma and won’t awake until they are dying from their coming real physical hunger.

Obama’s acts have driven the Godly, and many of the once Godly, to their Bibles and their knees. It has been the fulcrum that has wedged them out of their actual, and metaphorical, recliners and motivated them to reestablish or strengthen the faith they will need to stand through the coming storm. It has even awakened some who never gave God much thought but deep inside they knew spiritually there is no hope outside of the the Creator they previously disregarded. This storm will almost assuredly include open persecution of Christians, and to a lessor extent non conformist non-Christians who reject all intrusive government,  not just anecdotal cases of persecution but full scale legalized persecution both sanctioned by, and engaged in by all levels of government. I pray this is not true. But every sign tells me otherwise. Let me quickly say here that I am not opposed to government. Our founders were right that it is a necessary evil that is best limited but nevertheless needed. Yet it is most capable of acting honorably when it acts minimally.

Secondarily, as I have already eluded to, it has awakened non-Christians at a political level. People from all walks of life, even some “liberals” who now justifiably fear they will soon lose all remaining social liberties in exchange for a system that takes virtually all they have and returns to them over priced and poorly provided “services.” Services that do not compete with what the free market is capable of. They recall images of empty Soviet market shelves and instinctively know we are walking the same path that led to mass economic deprivation.

Neither of these two awakenings, in my opinion, would have occurred under under John McCain because it was not occurring under George W. Bush. I’m not attacking these men. I am however confidently contending that their big government views intentionally, or unintentionally, have, or would have in the case of McCain, allowed the exponential growth of a government that displaces God with itself. I further contend that had Romney been elected, we likely as a people would have returned to believing this threat was generally over. As such we would have gone back to sleep as the assault on our spiritual heritage and personal liberty would continue unabated, just slower. Not because of Romney per se, but because the structure that allows the assault would only have been tweaked, rather than reformed.

Steve Bridges – Presidential Impersonator dead at 48

Comic impressionist Steve Bridges dies in LA

By SUE MANNING | Associated Press – Mon, Mar 5, 2012

  • File - In this April 29, 2006 file photo, President George W. Bush, left, and Steve Bridges, a comedian and Bush impersonator pose during the White House Correspondents' Association's 92nd annual awards dinner in Washington. Comic impressionist Bridges, best known for impersonating former President George W. Bush, has died at home in Los Angeles. Bridges, 48, was found unresponsive by a housekeeper on Saturday. The coroner's office says it is being investigated as an apparently natural death but an autopsy will be conducted. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)Enlarge PhotoFile – In this April 29, 2006 file photo, President George W. Bush, left, and Steve …

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Impressionist Steve Bridges, who used prosthetics and wigs to turn into presidents and laughs to make a living, was found dead at his home, his manager said Monday. He was 48.

Bridges returned from China on Feb. 23 and complained to friends of “super jet lag,” manager Randy Nolen said.

Bridges’ maid found the comic dead about 9:30 a.m. Saturday in his Los Angeles home, Nolen said.

It appeared that he died of natural causes, but an autopsy will be conducted, said Craig Harvey, chief of operations for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

Bridges’ George W. Bush impression made him a regular on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” and earned him an invitation to the White House in 2003.

In 2006, Bridges joined Bush in a comic routine at the 2006 White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington, D.C., and at a Ford’s Theatre benefit.

Nolen said Bush called Bridges’ brother, Phillip, on Monday and offered condolences.

“Steve was not only a funny man, but a kind and decent human being. My heartfelt sympathies go out to his parents, his siblings, and his entire family,” Bush told The Associated Press through spokesman Freddy Ford.

“We had a great 10-year run,” Nolen said. “He went to the White House, the Oval Office, toured with Barbra Streisand and was a regular on the ‘Tonight Show’ for almost eight years.”

Bridges became Barack Obama, Bill Clinton or Bush for his most popular shows.

The makeup and prosthetics used for Bush and Clinton were designed by Kevin Haney, who won an Academy Award for aging Dan Aykroyd in “Driving Miss Daisy.” Obama was done by Kazu Tsuji, who designed Jim Carrey’s Grinch in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

Mari Enyart was Bridges’ makeup artist.

“From the neck up, everything but his teeth was covered in a prosthetic piece of some sort,” Nolen said about the impersonations of presidents. “It was as extensive, as good and as complicated as anything you would see in a motion picture.”

It took nearly four hours to apply the Obama makeup and nearly three hours to do Bush and Clinton. Close attention was paid to age marks and freckles on his hands because they were so visible, especially if a skit was being filmed.

Bridges had been scheduled to do three free shows on March 13, 14 and 15 for the Indian Wells Rotary Club to help raise money for students who wanted to go to college. Because of the time it took to get ready, he was going to be a different president each night.

Sometimes, Bridges would do shows without makeup that were titled “Steve As Steve” and showcased his 200 voices — from Bill O’Reilly to Rush Limbaugh to Tom Brokaw and all the presidents from Kennedy to Obama, Nolen said.

Born in Dallas, Bridges loved football and was a big Cowboys fan.

“He was courteous, kind, soft-spoken, reserved and respectful. He loved being on stage. He was a master at ad-libbing and improv comedy,” Nolen said.

Bridges is survived by his parents, Thomas and Margaret Bridges, brothers Phillip and Jon, and sister Elizabeth Bridges.

A service will likely be held in the next few days near the family’s Northern California home, with a memorial service to follow in Los Angeles.

Response to GOP fundraiser

As I woke this morning and sat down with my single daily indulgence (my cup of coffee) I was greeted in my email box with a letter from the GOP asking for money. The following letter is in its entirely short of the Senator’s name as I’m sure this standard letter went to millions of others under multiple names. Note my response at the bottom:

Response to Senator XXXXXX

The Republican Party needs my help to stand up to Obama? Really?

This limp wristed GOP that does precious little to warn the American people they are staring at the early stages of tyranny (wonder why, hmmm) has me so utterly disgusted that I wouldn’t donate one of my devalued dimes unless it went toward your own tar and feathers.

This would be tyrant arms Mexican gang lords in a move to attack the 2nd Amendment and you do precious little.

He and the Democrats violate the Constitution with mandated health care and the most you do is whimper.

He appoints a lawyer involved with creating so called “health care” to SCOTUS and nary an objection.

He engages in war in Libya without authorization and you whine.

He spends a trillion dollars on stimulus that goes to thousands of leftist organizations and all you can do is say it didn’t work. Sure it did. It worked in building his 2012 war chest morons!

He drives off shore drilling out of the gulf and you go virtually silent.

He blocks a pipeline and what? Verbal objection?

Now he’s gutting our forces and nuclear deterrent while Russia and China are building theirs up and you don’t look Americans in the eye just like my dog won’t look me in the eye when she’s been digging in the trash.

And now I’ve wasted 3 minutes of my life I can’t get back typing a response no one will read or care about. Sort of like a hidden life tax on my day.

Are we done now? Yes. I’d say definitely yes.

Sincerely,

Fed up American