Thursday, March 28, 2013

#SC01 Closing Remarks!

Tonight the Republican Party of South Carolina held the final debate between Curtis Bostic and Mark Sanford. While both candidates have an impressive record of leadership, I believe that Bostic proved he is the best candidate to defeat Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch.

Bostic has a proven record of standing firm in conservative principles. We need to start sending good people like Curtis to Washington D.C. that say 'enough is enough' and start getting things done.

As Bostic said in his closing remarks, I am a fierce conservative.. I know how to build teams and bring people together around conservative ideals.. I know I'm Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, but I can do this."
Election Day is coming up soon, Tuesday, April 2, so get involved and show your support, #TrustCurtis!

If you missed the debate you can watch Bostic's closing remarks below..

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hey I Just Met You..

With the national debt increasing at an increasingly rapid rate, it's time to start asking ourselves who is footing the bill?

Friday, March 1, 2013

I Got 99 Problems..

Beyoncé Attacked By PETA.. Again!

Beyoncé is again under attack; this time, it is because of her shoes!
Beyoncé has recently been spotted by PETA sporting a pair of custom Isabel Marant wedge sneakers. According to E! News, the sneakers are made from "a range of exotic animal skins including stingray, ostrich, calf hair, crocodile and anaconda” and are called "The King Bey."

"These custom-made kicks come with a high price and it's paid by the various animals who were beaten and skinned alive or cruelly farmed and killed," PETA states, slamming the singer’s shoes. "Although most people aren't as familiar with the types of animals (snakes, stingrays, crocodiles, and ostriches) killed for this single pair of sneakers as they are with the cats and dogs we share our homes with, these animals are highly sensitive living beings who try hard to avoid capture and suffer enormously when trapped, netted, speared, and skinned alive."

As many of you recall, this is not the first time PETA has had a problem with Beyone’s fashion this year.

Beyoncé’s halftime performance at the Super Bowl, where the singer touted a revealing leather outfit, had animal rights activists up in arms. In an interview with E! News PETA scolded the artist, claiming that "Today's fashions are trending toward humane vegan options, and Beyoncé's Super Bowl outfit missed the mark on that score.”

And we can't forget about the infamous three-quarter length Christian Dior mink coat Beyoncé wore while singing at the inauguration earlier this year.

Despite repeated indiscretions, PETA maintains hope that Beyoncé will change her ways. "We hope that Beyoncé will choose to wear more clothes from her own clothing line, which features faux fur, and that one day, she'll go completely cruelty-free.”

Thursday, December 27, 2012

@AndrewBreitbart: @GlennBeck tried to take away @BreitbartNews editors, writers

The late Andrew Breitbart and Dana Loesch [Image Credit: Illinois Review]

 Guest blogger: Becca J. Lower

Could it be that these portions of Stephen Bannon's interview in December 2011 with the late Andrew Breitbart relate to the lawsuit that Big Journalism editor-in-chief Dana Loesch has filed against LLC? Since I'm not a lawyer, I won't speculate. You can make up your own mind. [emphasis mine]

 Andrew Breitbart:

There are people in the movement I’ve had rifts with, and there’s nothing I’d like more than to heal those rifts. But I was warned about Glenn Beck by my intellectual betters, people who have a lot more power than me in the conservative movement, and I didn’t heed their advice. And I had exactly happen to me what they warned would happen, and it’s happened so many times.

I think he’s a clever guy. He’s a clever guy, and I know that while he was throwing me under the bus he was simultaneously using his guys that work for him to go try and take away editors and writers that worked for me and to demean me in the process. While he was doing this, he was weirdly– on the air– say, “Oh, Breitbart, he’s valiant. Breitbart, he’s heroic,” making it so that the audience would say, “Well, Glenn only says nice things about Andrew on the air,” while simultaneously was sending his radio agents, you know, people in his radio network and trying to get my editors in order to create a competitor website over at The Blaze and GBTV.

So, he’s a snake. Everybody in the business knows that he’s a snake, and he won’t confront me on that. He can’t rectify the situation with me. He’s going to have to figure out a way to rectify things with anyone who takes my word, and finds themselves a supporter of him as well....
Later, he continues:
This guy is a huckster, he’s always been a huckster.

It’s only a few years ago that he was a shock jock, and that he was a “Morning Zoo” guy. He’s been taking people’s content for years and not crediting it. He tripped into the vast right-wing conspiracy, and that’s where he had his greatest successes. So he said, “Okay I’m a radio show host, and now I’m a popular television show host. I’m gonna become a book author, I’m gonna become everything. Now I’m going to become a web impresario.”

How do you do that? How do you create the New York Times from scratch? How do you– well, in his mind, it was take Breitbart stuff and don’t credit it and simultaneously try to destroy him and his reputation by throwing him under the bus on Sherrod. And then a month later, create a replica website using people that he’s hired away from Breitbart’s site. And then not let Andrew Breitbart defend himself when you are throwing him under the bus.... 
Again, a special hat tip to R. Stacy McCain for sharing the audio of the interview, and for daring to ask the hard questions.

-Becca Lower

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Trading Freedom for "Safety"

The tragedy in Connecticut was devastating, there is no getting around that.  However, the response that many have had is appalling.  Why is it that our first response is always to give up our freedoms in search of "safety"? Taking guns from the hands of law-abiding citizens is not only unconstitutional and wrong, but dangerous. If we take the guns away from the good guys, the only ones left with guns will be the bad guys. The people who are committing crimes don't care if you make it against the law to possess a gun, they are already breaking the lawAs NRA Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre said during the NRA press conference earlier this week, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."  Gun regulation is just a way to make you feel safer, without actually addressing any of the problems. 

Not only is our Second Amendment right to bear arms up for debate, but now we are discussing if we should ban violent video games: an assault on the First Amendment right to freedom of speech. Enough is enough. We do not need the government coming into our homes and telling us what we are and are not allowed to do. It is time for parents to step up and start being parents. One of my friends has a twelve year old son who is autistic; because of this, she is very careful about what she exposes him to. That is what being a parent is all about! President Obama doesn't know what is best for your child, you do. 

Despite the fact this is an issue that should be dealt with in the home, people have yet again sought government intervention. Which got me thinking: what makes Americans so apt to trade in their freedoms? I realized it may be because people don't recognize the precedent these bans would set. For example, many Christians support banning violent video games. But what does this line of thinking lead to?  Do we really want the government telling us what games we can play, or what we are allowed to say? 

It is pretty ironic though. Christians, who are being demonized for saying Merry Christmas, are the very ones in favor of giving the government the power to push political correctness. I guess everyone is willing to give up their freedom, until it starts to affect them.  

When I was in 5th grade I was bullied by a classmate to the point that my parents almost pulled me out of school. When my mom tried to talk to his mother about it, she replied, "He just has a lot of anger issues. He gets it from his dad" and then did nothing to address the situation. A few years later, this classmate raped and murdered a two-year old girl, a tragedy which easily could have been prevented if his mother had chosen chose to take to take action sooner.

Of course we need to make sure that parents have resources available to them to help their children. Ultimately, parents need to be responsible for their children. 
What society needs isn’t more government regulations, it’s strong families that raise up young men and women of moral integrity. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Role of Guns in America

Talking about the role of guns in our society is a discussion that is filled with emotions and fear. We all want something to be done, but everyone seems to fundamentally disagree about what. This is a conversation that we need to begin having on every level of government. However, the important thing to remember is compassion. We need to show compassion to the families that were involved in all of the latest tragedies. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain and loss they are feeling. 

We cannot continue to react to these tragedies. It is time for America to pro-actively address these acts of violence. I know that many of you think that advocating to remove the gun-free zones and promote carry and conceal licenses is a direct insult to the families of the victims. However, which of these two is less sensitive: letting innocent citizens sit there unable to defend themselves, praying the police get to them before the shooter does, or empowering good people to defend not only themselves in these situations but everyone around them?

Here are some examples of times where citizens were able to prevent mass shootings:

  • A 1997 high school shooting in Pearl, Miss., was halted by the school's vice principal after he retrieved the Colt .45 he kept in his truck.
  • A 1998 middle school shooting ended when a man living next door heard gunfire and apprehended the shooter with his shotgun.
  • A 2002 terrorist attack at an Israeli school was quickly stopped by an armed teacher and a school guard.
  • A 2002 law school shooting in Grundy, Va., came to an abrupt conclusion when students carrying firearms confronted the shooter.
  • A 2007 mall shooting in Ogden, Utah, ended when an armed off-duty police officer intervened.
  • A 2009 workplace shooting in Houston, Texas, was halted by two coworkers who carried concealed handguns.
  • A 2012 church shooting in Aurora, Colo., was stopped by a member of the congregation carrying a gun.
  • At the recent mall shooting in Portland, Ore., the gunman took his own life minutes after being confronted by a shopper carrying a concealed weapon.
We cannot continue to blame the guns or even society for the actions of these sick and evil individuals. As Ronald Reagan said, "We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions." 

People have been killing people since before guns were ever even thought of. It is time to stop blaming the gun, and start blaming the individuals. Last week in China a man stabbed 22 children and an elderly woman

These are sick and evil people and we need to call them out for what they are. If we take away guns, criminals will just use another means to cause harm. We need to make sure that we are arming good men and women to rise up and defend their community when the time comes.