Family Research Council President Tony Perkins was at the hospital just before midnight last Wednesday when Leonardo Reno Johnson was wheeled out of surgery, a bullet having been removed from his left arm. Earlier that same day, Johnson was in the lobby guarding the conservative Christian think-tank when a man possessing a Sig Sauer semi-automatic handgun, two loaded magazines, 50 rounds of ammunition and 15 Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, attempted to enter the organization’s offices.
Americans ate a whole lot of chicken on Wednesday; in particular, Chick-fil-A chicken. Here in South Florida, where I live, the area’s powerhouse talk-radio station provided updates from listeners who reported standing in long lines around the fast-food chain’s various locations.
“They are making a lot of noise,” Celio Fonseca of Boca Raton told the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel of the gay lobby’s attempt to intimidate the fast-food chain’s president, Dan Cathy, for stating that his organization’s corporate culture is Christian as are its values. “But they are in the minority,” continued Fonseca, “Everyone has the right to express what they believe, and we are here to support the chain.” Fonseca is a member of the Church of All Nations.
During the height of the Bill “Bubba” Clinton scandals, Tonni Morrison, the African-American writer and activist, wrote in The New Yorker magazine:
If the embattled Obama should win re-election, say the pundits, you can thank the “gender gap.” And Democrats have packaged a campaign slogan that seems to be winning the hearts and minds of soccer moms across the nation: “The Republican War on Women.”
Since the good-old-days of the New Deal, Progressive Democrats have carved out a substantial piece of political real estate by buying off various constituencies with taxpayer cash or by placing the self-appointed leaders of these political factions in the media spotlight.
Listening to the president’s Rose Garden remarks on Tuesday, you could tell it took every ounce of self-restraint for him not to declare martial law and arrest the five conservative justices of the United States Supreme Court, shipping them to Guantanamo Bay for an indefinite stay. The president all but conceded that the legislative monument he and Nancy Pelosi built to themselves – ObamaCare’s individual mandate – is about to land on the ash-heap of history, declared anathema, repugnant, counter to our nation’s traditions of cherished liberty … oh, and ruled unconstitutional.
Americans can be forgiven for thinking President Obama was in South Korea attending a nuclear conference to deal with a belligerent and nuclearized North Korea. After all, the communist North moved its latest long-range missile to a launch pad to test sometime in April. Thanks to an open microphone, we now know that Obama isn’t all that interested in North Korea. Instead, disarming the United States to please his Russian counterparts remains his chief objective.
“On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this can be solved,” Obama told outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, “But it’s important for him to give me space.”
“This is my last election,” pleaded Obama, “After my election I have more flexibility.”
By Mr. Curmudgeon
In the great crime thriller The Usual Suspects, Kevin Spacey’s character says, “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” And nothing quite ties our confused culture and its leaders in a knot like discussions of good and evil. “Santorum’s Satan Warning,” screamed the headline in the conservative blog The Drudge Report. “The former senator from Pennsylvania warned in 2008 how politics and government are falling to Satan,” wrote Matt Drudge.