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Saturday, 29 September 2012

HBO: The Newsroom Editorial- Rinos Are The Real Republicans: The Tea Party Are Fundamentalists



I'll be honest, I'm not a regular viewer of HBO's Newsroom, but I've seen a few scenes of it. And what I've gotten out of it, is the anchor of this Newscast, is an admitted Republican. A Conservative Republican even, but a Republican in how the Republican Party use to be. People that Neoconservatives meaning what the Tea Party has become, call these Republicans Rinos", Republicans in name only. People who they probably view as Moderate Democrats or in their minds (or lack of them) as even worse, than Moderate Democrats.

People like Richard, Lugar, John McCain, Olympia Snowe, Judd Gregg even, that haven't challenged Scott Brown in Massachusetts. And that could be viewed as, well "Massachusetts, is a purely leftist Democratic state, so its better to have a Republican in name only up there", again in their minds only. But what the anchor of the Newsroom is saying, these so-called Rinos, are the real Republican Party. The Party that produced Abraham Lincoln, Barry Goldwater, Gerry Ford, John Rhoades, Ron Reagan, Bob Dole, Howard Baker, Bob Michael and many other great Republican leaders. That this is how the GOP was strong and in power and didn't have an approval rating that was low as today's Congress.

I haven't heard an editorial from the Newsroom on what a "real Republican" is. But if we are actually going to label what "real Republicans" are and yes the Tea Party started this discussion and again I'm an unapologetic Liberal as well as Democrat and proud of, but I believe in having two strong political parties, at least two strong, but that's a different discussion, but as someone whose viewed the GOP past and present, this is what a "real Republican" is to me. Someone whose both an economic and fiscal Conservative, who believes in limited government, but not just limited government as it relates to the economy, but limited government period.

And limited government includes social policy. For example a "real Republican" seems to me wouldn't try to arrest someone for watching an adult movie or playing a role in one. Or trying to ban adult language in movies and music or wouldn't care if two men or two women involved in same-sex romances and are involved with each other or living together, adopting kids or even marrying each other. That this is not the business of the Federal Government, but that government is there to protect innocent people from the harm of others, not protect people from themselves.

"Real Republicans" believe in limited government, that government should only do for the people what the people can't do for themselves, or can't do for themselves as well. And that the best government, is the government thats closest to the people. "Real Republicans aren't Progressives, to put it mildly ,but they are Conservatives in the classical form. And when you have limited government, you keep taxes down only have regulations that are there to protect the innocent from the abuse of others.

And that states rights is about allowing the states to govern themselves and dealing with the issues that are close to home, as they see fit, as long as they are within the U.S. Constitution. And that the Federal Government's role is supportive. Rather than directive, but that limited government also applies to national security. That America has to be strong at home and abroad, but we also have to mind our own business.

The Republican Party that I just laid out, a Conservative Party, people who I would describe as "Real Republicans", is a party that use to exist, just as short as 20-30 years. But that party has died off and that started when the Religious Right came in about the mid and late 1970s and into power in the 1990s. And then combined themselves with Neoconservatives in the late 90s. And last decade and that's how the GOP went from being a Conservative Party to a Far-Right Neoconservative Party. At least at the grassroots level.


Baltimore Sun Sports: Orioles Beat Boston Red Sox, Move Into Tie With NY Yankees For First in AL East

Orioles beat Red Sox, move into tie with Yankees for first in AL East

Big time win for a big time team

Current TV: The War Room With Jennifer Granholm: Sarah Silverman is Cracking Granholm Up



Progressives are cracked up over Sarah Silverman right now

SECNetwork: FBS SEC: Gameday Central: Tennessee @ Georgia



An absolute shootout that looked more like an arenaball game, rather then a football game

Alex Dos Santos: State of The World- Janet Jackson

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Source: Alex Dos Santos: State of The World- Janet Jackson

A great sexy performer, who can sing and dance and an absolute pleasure to watch perform. Whether you're a fan of Janet Jackson or not and I like some of her songs and not a fan of others, she always gives you more than your moneys worth in concert and when she performs. I could watch her dance and perform with the sound down or being there live but death and still enjoy her performance. She's a great dancer and always has great energy and I believe is perhaps at least the best performer when it comes to both dancing and singing at the same time. She has a great ability to sing while in rhythm and what I mean by that is she sings while she's in motion and I believe brings more to what she's saying with her movement. You can't hope but to check her out when she's singing because she moves so well and is so great to look at. A beautiful baby-face woman with a great body and great style and you can't help but check her out when she's performing. Assuming you're attracted to women anyway. And to sing her sing a song that I really like, like Black Cat or Love Will Never Do, just makes her that much better for me. 

Strange Days: The Doors Tribute Band: Light My Fire Live



The Lizard King cover looking like the Leather King in those Leather Jeans but this cover is the best I've. Seen so far when it comes to The Doors, they have the look, sound and act, they've studied The Doors very well.

The Doors Experience: Touch Me Live



Nice job

The Doors Cover Band: LA Women Live



A very solid blues sound

SECNetwork: Gameday Central: FBS: Missouri Tigers @ Central Florida



The Missouri Tiger in the Southeast Conference, just seem wrong to me for several reasons

TNT Dallas 2012 First Look: Its Never As Good As The Original



I saw a few episodes of TNT's Dallas and it looks like a good show and has the potential to be a better show. But without JR Ewing played by Larry Hagman, having the starring role instead of more of a part time supportive role. Its just not the same a
nd of course Larry Hagman is in his early eighties now and probably doesn't want to act full time anymore but you don't replace a Larry Hagman. On a show like this and only a few others of the former cast members are back, like Patrick Duffy whose very good and Linda Gray, who still looks great but Larry Hagman was the franchise player. Of this show and he only has a part time role and they don't have anyone who can fill his build. So the show is somewhat lacking and the new cast is simply not as good, much younger then when the original cast was on the show, perhaps most if not all of them looking for that breakout role. That leads to bigger roles, so the new Dallas still has some ways to go, to becoming a great show like the old one.