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Thoughts for the Weekend …

Posted by RightWingRocker on March 31, 2007

* Has anyone noticed the increase in “global warming” chatter coming from the MSM and Algore of late? I wonder what the libs are trying to hide? Maybe it’s Murtha’s call for a draft or something.

* I know I’ve not been around as much as usual lately. It’s blogger block. Plenty to read, but not much to say that hasn’t already been said. Even when something comes about that I wouldn’t mind commenting on, there’s just way too much to read to get to that point, and by then it’s family or bed time.

* A dream of mine has been realized. Head on over to The Rottie and scroll down to the “Department of Unapologetic Americanism” in the Blogroll. There you’ll see me listed! Yes. You read that right and saw the proof! I am now listed on the blogroll of the finest conservative blog in the entire blogosphere! Excuse me while I gloat.

Have a great weekend!

RWR

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How I Got Started Blogging

Posted by RightWingRocker on March 28, 2007

I have my doubts as to whether anyone really cares about this, but at some point, I think it would be inevitable that I’d get around to posting about how I became RightWingRocker.  So here goes …

It was a few years ago … 2004, when I started to look about the internet for interesting and funny websites with a conservative twist.  “CooperForPresident.com” was one of the really good ones.  It’s gone now, but from there I found The Rottie and Little Green Footballs.  I later found John Hawkins.

I set up a site of sorts in January of ’05 – largely to counter the efforts of my nutty cousin, who was working for one of the pinko-commie websites that are out there trying to plunge us into socialist armageddon.  Nothing fancy, just a poll or two and a bulletin board.  Stinkin’ site kept censoring the really fun stuff, though.  It was grotesquely inadequate.

One morning, on my way to work, I was listening to the local talk radio station, and one of the guys from IraqTheModel was on.  He mentioned his blogspot address, and I wound up looking into what it would take to get set up there.  I was astonished to find that there was NO cost involved.  If it’s free, it’s for me, so I went ahead with it.

I loved the ranting style that the Emperor has become known for, and the clarity of purpose John Hawkins always presents, so I went ahead with a ranty no-holds-barred style that I hoped would be fun to read.  Hell, I enjoyed it!

I will admit that I was a bit surprised at the rapidity with which I was attracting trolls, but I was up to it.  There were a few friends who were always around in a pinch, as well (see “The RWRmy”).

I chose the name RightWingRocker because I was working as a guitar technician for a 60’s tribute band, even though my own personal tastes are considerably more varied.  A few months into my venture I discovered that there was another RightWingRocker out there, but that he had been silent for some time.  Since I was never approached about it, I didn’t sweat it.  By then I was a lot bigger than he had ever been, anyway.

The blogger that most inspired my getting involved in the blogosphere was without question Emperor Darth Misha I.  Any time I move into rant mode, I always try to make it something that he would be proud of.  He is definitely the very best at it.  Since I have no real “blogfather” who got me started in blogging, I have always considered The Emperor my blogfather because of his influence.

I did have a friend (and still do) who was very strong in his own conservative opinion, much more conservative than even myself.  You see him often in the comment area here at the RWRepublic.  It wasn’t too long before I was able to get The Old Sage involved in blogging.  He’s usually content to simply comment here, but he does post from time to time over at Rocker and Sage.

And so you have now had a chance to check out a brief history of the RWRepublic.  I hope you’ve enjoyed it.

RWR

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The Real Front in the War on Terror

Posted by RightWingRocker on March 28, 2007

It’s been a while since I stopped by Iraq the Model, my favorite Iraqi blog, hosted by Omar and Mohammed, two brothers who live in the Baghdad area.

Mohammed posted this on Friday.  Go read it.  I’ll wait …

Finished??

Good.  Now my question is this:

If someone living on the ground in Iraq gets it, why don’t so many of those whose countrymen were killed on September 11, 2001?

Idiots.

RWR

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Still Out and About

Posted by RightWingRocker on March 28, 2007

Still out and about the blogosphere looking for something really interesting. Not having much luck.

I’ll be checking in again if I find something.

Call this an open thread if you want (even though open threads aren’t really the rage around here).

RWR

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Wrapping It Up

Posted by RightWingRocker on March 23, 2007

Just checking in, folks.

The three week run ends tomorrow night, so hopefully I can get something up here soon. I’ve been over at the Rott and RWN and a few other places raising Cain with the loonies.

Maybe I’ll have something to report on soon.

RWR

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Public Stupidity

Posted by RightWingRocker on March 20, 2007

John Hawkins posted this picture today.

What a fucking moron.

RWR

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Why Your Blog Sucks

Posted by RightWingRocker on March 14, 2007

I found this amusing. A blogger giving pointers on “Why Your Blog Sucks”, on a blog that, well … sucks.

Anyway, I figured I’d have a little fisky fun with it.

Why Your Blog SucksPossible reasons not as many people read your blog as you would like:

1) You don’t post often enough. People click on a website regularly when they expect it to have new content. If you’re a thoughtful writer who tends to write longer essays then you’re at a disadvantage. On the other hand, Glenn Greenwald provides a pretty good model of how to make this work: generally one post per day, followed by a couple of updates, and some participation in his comments section. Oh, and truly excellent, original, and important content.

I post whenever the hell I feel like it. This usually works out to at least a post every other day, but I don’t get my panties in a twist if I don’t make that. After all, blogging isn’t my profession. Sometimes I even get a couple of posts a day up there. People do come back on the off days, it seems, to check up on the comments, which are important here at the RWRepublic. John Hawkins tends to post at least three times a day, and includes a pretty well-thought out news post each day along with it. By the way, who is Glenn Greenwald?

2) Your page design sucks. I know there are some blogs I’d read more often if the design was more appealing to me. I’m not talking about sexy and beautiful, I’m talking about basic readability issues. For example, light text on dark background makes my eyes bleed.

Oh, geez. I’m sure Spats, Delfts, MrMinority, and the like are just running scared trying to make your bleedy little eyes happy. Get a life.

3) You need to get some mad blogwhoring skills. Look, good marketing/PR is a skill. There are lots of ways to try to get attention. And, believe it or not, people like me don’t have the entire interwebs jacked into our cerebral cortices. If I’m not linking to your awesome blog it’s quite possible I’m not aware of its awesomeness.

Any question as to the awesomeness of THIS blog??? Duh…

4) Your blog actually sucks. Maybe you’re just not offering something that is original and timely enough. Maybe you don’t have a good sense of what is or isn’t important. Maybe your readers don’t know what the hell you’re talking about most of the time. Maybe you’re not as funny as you think you are. Who knows?

This from a guy whose content includes “More and Better Democrats”, “Why Your City Sucks”, and “Fox Apologists in the Mainstream Media”. Dude, maybe people just don’t want to read someone’s work when they’re full of shit.

5) You post all your best stuff as diaries at Daily Kos. Great way to get some attention and a quick readership, but it isn’t a great way to encourage people to come to your site. Why should they? They can read you there.

Posting at Daily Krap is a great way to get people who actually know how to think to avoid you like the plague. Same for DU.

6) A sizable chunk of your content involves complaining about people not reading or linking to you. There’s an audience for this, but the territory is rather overcovered in the blogosphere.

Guess you figured this little bit of intelligence out for yourself, huh?

7) An elite cabal of bloggers, all on the Hillary Clinton for President campaign payroll, have conspired to suppress your original voice by any means necessary, including the implementation of very elitist and anti-democratic peer review systems such as the open posting and “recommended diary” system at Daily Kos. This is certainly an interesting theory, and one which several blogs seem to be devoted to exploring, but absent further evidence you might want to look for alternative explanations.

Ah yeah. Hitlery’s coming to try to shut down my blog. Thankfully, I’ve installed the Socialist Moonbat Detection Array (SMDA), for which even that commie bitch has no defense. I wonder if you’re really serious.

By the way, you are an embarrassment to the Philadelphia area. Oh, and your blog … sucks.

RWR

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A Win for the Second Amendment

Posted by RightWingRocker on March 11, 2007

I saw this on Friday, but was busy with touring and such.

It’s about time we had a win for the Second Amendment. I, for one, am too weary to speak of the bullshit we hear about the Second Amendment applying only to “state militias”. Governments at all levels need to get their grimy paws off of the guns of American citizens.

March 9 (Bloomberg) — A U.S. appeals court struck down a three-decade-old District of Columbia law that bans residents from keeping a handgun in their homes, saying the Constitution’s Second Amendment protects an individual right to bear arms.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Washington also threw out a district law requiring registered firearms to be kept disassembled or under trigger lock.

It’s the first time a federal appeals court has struck down a gun-control measure on Second Amendment grounds. Nelson Lund, a constitutional law professor at George Mason University in neighboring Virginia, said an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is “very likely.”

This may be the first time a law has been struck down on Second Amendment grounds, but it’s DEFINITELY not the first time a law has NEEDED to be. Let’s get started on the rest, and right away.

Lawyers for the District of Columbia, which banned residents from owning handguns in 1976 for public safety reasons, argued that the amendment guarantees the right to bear arms only for members of a militia.

OK. So what if I start a militia tomorrow … how exactly do you figure I’m going to get my hands on the appropriate weaponry if you’ve banned the owning of guns? Morons. Oh yeah, and exactly how do you expect taking away people’s ability to defend themselves to improve “public safety”? Who’s the knucklehead that dreamed that one up?

Judge Karen Henderson dissented, saying that because the capital district isn’t a state, the Second Amendment doesn’t apply to it.

Here’s a good one. The Second Amendment applies only to people who live and work in the 50 states, and the unalienable rights guaranteed by the Constitutiona and the Bill of Rights (the Second Amendment in particular). It doesn’t apply to our nation’s capital? You can own weapons anywhere in the US except Washington, DC? What a fucking joke.

Most U.S. appeals courts to consider the issue have said the Second Amendment preserves state militias and doesn’t protect individual rights.

Yeah, well most U.S. appeals courts are full of shit. The Second Amendment doesn’t say anything about state militas, in case you didn’t know.

For the good of the American people, this decision must be upheld. It is truly a victory for the Constitution and the people of this great country.

RWR

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Duncan Hunter

Posted by RightWingRocker on March 7, 2007

John Hawkins has been working on the Duncan Hunter campaign. It was clear before this happened that Hawk supported Hunter, so this was no surprise. This speech is the first chance I’ve had to get a look at Hunter, so I’ll take a minute to look it over as a first glimpse into the candidacy of Duncan Hunter.

Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
Conservative Political Action Conference
Washington, DC
March 2, 2007

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much. Good morning. You know, I woke up to the commentary …

Blah, blah, blah. Every politician’s speech has to start out with an “ice-breaker”. I’ll skip down to the important stuff …

You know, this is a great place to start because we’re just a couple of miles away from Arlington Cemetery right now. And about an hour ago, the first rays of sunlight hit the stars of David and crosses in Arlington Cemetery and started to illuminate this great country. And when they did, they illuminated what I call the arsenal of democracy. And that’s our plants and facilities and manufacturers, who make things in this country and who helped to carry us to victory three times in the last century in winning this war, the war for freedom, for not only the United States, but for the world.

In a nutshell, Hunter’s pro-war (and it would seem from other things he says later, he’s also pro-actually FIGHTING IT). Good.

He connects this to a really nasty trade deficit we have with the underdeveloped world, and what the enemy is spending their American-acquired profits on …

So the arsenal of democracy can largely be found today in places like Beijing and Paris and Korea and Japan, but that great arsenal that carried our troops to victory, that carried Eisenhower’s forces to victory in Berlin. and carried our forces across the Pacific and drove the Japanese back to the mainland, World War II, and, yes, carried us to victory in the Cold War-it was the strength, the industrial strength, behind Ronald Reagan’s peace through strength policy that helped win the Cold War-that arsenal is being fractured.

And let me tell you one reason we’re losing it: We’re losing it largely because China is cheating on trade. And they’re buying ships and planes and missiles with billions of American trade dollars.

OK. He’s all about keeping trade fair. Good.

Now, ladies and gentlemen, as that morning sun continues-floods the Southwest, it reflects on what I call that thin green line of Border Patrol men who secure that 2,000-mile border to the best of their ability every day. And they’re trying to secure a border that, right now, is wide open. And through that border in 2005, along with the hundreds of thousands of people who came across the border from Mexico, who were citizens of Mexico, we interdicted, we arrested 155,000 people who came across from Mexico who weren’t citizens of Mexico.

They came from virtually every country in the world; 1,100 of them came from communist China. Some came from Iran. Some from North Korea. And the reason they came is because everybody in the world now has a television set and they know that the southern border of the U.S. is open.

Well, let me tell you. I built the border fence in San Diego, and I built it against a lot of complaint. It’s a double-fence.

Here, Hunter addresses one of the most important issues of our time: border security. Having actively participated in the building of a border fence, I’d say he’s on my side here, too.

And, ladies and gentlemen, at one small, one remote place on that Rio Grande, as almost everybody here knows, two American Border Patrol agents saw a van come across with some 750 pounds of narcotics. And at some point during that apprehension, the drug dealer was winged. He wasn’t winged badly. I understand he didn’t even collect workman’s comp…(Laughter)

… before he was back on the job. But for that, these two American Border Patrol agents, Ramos and Compean, were given 11 and 12 years of hard time in the federal penitentiary.

That is a greater punishment than the average convicted murderer in this country, who does about eight and a half years.

Now, ladies and gentlemen, I’ve read the transcript. I’ve talked with the families. And I’ve met with Mrs. Compean and Mrs. Ramos. And I’ve read the transcript of the trial. And I would say this. I’ve been in the Armed Services Committee for 26 years. I’ve been chairman for four. I have never seen a Marine or a soldier treated in such an unjust way as Ramos and Compean.

And as president of the United States, I will pardon Ramos and Compean.

Good again. Count this with the fence. Good on border security and supporting those who participate in it.

And, you know, to America’s critics, I would say this. When you were hungry, we brought you food; the Americans came. When you were sick, the Americans brought medicine. When you were attacked, we left the safety of our own homes to come and defend you.

America is a great nation because America is a good nation.

Standing up to America’s critics. Good again.

Now, presidents appoint judges. And I can tell you, if any judicial candidate comes before me who can look at a sonogram of an unborn child and not see a valuable human life, then I will not appoint that candidate to the federal bench.

Pro-life is good, but it’s completely useless if the judge is also a socialist and/or political activist. While it is true that good constitutionalist judges also tend to be pro-life, this is not a guarantee, nor is it any indication as to how they might rule on an issue such as abortion. This issue is best reserved to the States.

OK. So Hunter passes a number of my tests in this speech. However, don’t forget that this speech was less a policy speech than a pep-talk. The only real issues covered were war, trade, and judges. Sure, he passes on those, but on taxes and the spread of socialism, which are equally important, he didn’t say a word here. We’ll just have to keep an eye on this guy.

Good luck, Hawk.

RWR

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Stine on the Rights of Man

Posted by RightWingRocker on March 6, 2007

Brad Stine’s recent piece on “rights” is good … VERY good.

He does, however, miss one key point. And he misses it with this statement:

The truth of the matter is we do indeed possess these “rights”, what isn’t true is that they are intrinsic to our nature. No the truth is we don’t actually “have” ANY rights in America. The “rights” we do have have been given to us! The “rights” you have to speak freely was given to you by people who DIED speaking freely. The “right” you have to worship freely here without the concern for coercian or jailtime was given to you by people who left their native home to hand you that privilige.

This statement flies in the face of the concept of God-given unalienable rights as stated in the Declaration of Independence.

It is a basic tenet of the concept that is America that these rights are, in fact, intrinsic to our nature. We are endowed with them by our Creator.

Do I think for one minute that Brad Stine is trying to tell us he disbelieves in America as envisioned by the Founders? Not at all. What is probably at work in Brad’s thought process here is the simple fact that these rights are ours as long as we have the resolve to defend them. If our soldiers weren’t willing to stand up to those interested in taking away those rights, we would definitely not have them. We are endowed with these rights by our Creator, but that same Creator expects us to pay for them with blood.

I hate war but humanity has proven we can’t exist without it. You can protest war in America only because people who fought in war gave you the privilige. My point is that we should be beyond grateful for all the “rights” we possess as Americans; but perhaps we should all be more careful about flippantly utilizing the word “rights” as though this is common to man.

Everyone hates war, and we should be “beyond grateful” for our rights. We should be thankful both to the Creator and those whose blood has been spilled for those rights.

While rights are common to man, the recognition of those rights is not, and for the rights of those people we should also be champions.

RWR

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Shut Up, Faggot!

Posted by RightWingRocker on March 6, 2007

It seems the ‘sphere is all ablaze on both sides about Ann Coulter’s use of the word FAGGOT over the weekend…

It’s often been said: Opinions are like assholes – Everyone’s got one, and they all stink.  Never mind what Ann said or who was offended.  She has the right to say it.  If you don’t like it, you can say whatever you want about it.

What gets me is all these people demanding that conservatives speak out against her.  Of course, you won’t hear anyone over at Koz or DU speaking out against those posting on their sites saying things that are much worse.

Bottom line.  I’ll exercise my First Amendment rights as I please, and everyone else, conservative and liberal alike, can feel free to do the same. I won’t be calling for anyone’s apology or demanding they be spoken out against. Don’t like it??  Go whine to the UN.

Faggots.

RWR

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Presidential Candidates …

Posted by RightWingRocker on March 2, 2007

Let’s face it.

The current crop of “Presidential candidates” sucks. REALLY sucks – and I mean on both sides of the aisle.

You have basically two choices now. You can either support a socialist nutjob like Hitlery or Osama Obama, or you can support a RINO like John McCain. If you want someone with any sense of federalism, you can support Ron Paul, but expect to have to cut and run in the War on Terror.

The measure of a good candidate is best summed up in a post I wrote last year:

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 11:48 AM

Rocker for President

Not really.

But I have, from time to time, thought about what my priorities would be if I were to run, and ultimately, to win and become President of the United States. Of course, I’m sure everyone gets a thought or two like that during the course of a lifetime.

As President, there are a few things I would try to accomplish.

* Real border security. I would take drastic measures to stop as many illegal aliens from entering the country as possible, while simultaneously deporting any illegal aliens found about the country. This goes for all illegal aliens, regardless of their nation of origin. If a wall were to become necessary, I would support its building with expenditures as provided for in the Constitution.

* Federalism. I would start be reinstating President Reagan’s EO 12612 and insist upon its full implementation. I would supplement this EO with orders that the constitutionality of all federal programs be reviewed, and real plans for dismantling any and all unconstitutional operations, departments, and/or programs be submitted. I would further seek to implement as much of the New Federalist platform as possible, except where I have indicated in these posts that I am in disagreement with the New Federalists.

* Fiscal responsibility. With the dismantling of unconstitutional operations described above, plenty of money would be made available as a down-payment on the national debt. Simplification of the tax code and tax cuts for all Americans would stimulate the economy, increasing federal receipts and making deficits unnecessary. There would be plenty of money to fund constitutional operations, including military and national security operations, AND provide tax cuts, AND make significant payments toward the national debt, with the ultimate goal of retiring it completely.

* Terrorism. All nations sponsoring terrorism would be put on notice: Knock it the fuck off or da Rocker gonna rock your world. I’m not sure I would necessarily turn Iran into a glass parking lot, but I would definitely finish the job of training the Afghan and Iraqi militaries as quickly as possible, so that Iran could easily be attacked simultaneously from both the east and west. Syria would be a major target after that, as would North Korea, and any other nation that chooses to threaten the American people with violence. I would invoke the threat of nuclear attack to defend the lives and unalienable rights of the American people, including all the barking moonbats who would oppose me at every turn. The real threat of American military action is the best way to keep our enemies at bay.

* Dismantling socialism. Socialism has dismally failed to solve any problems in the US, and can clearly be argued to have created more problems, that socialists have tried to solve with more socialism. Big government will never be the cure for any social ill, and Americans must face this fact directly and immediately. Per my remarks earlier regarding Federalism, any program not authorized by the Constitution would be targeted for elimination. This is not to say that individual States couldn’t replace these programs as authorized by their own constitutions, but they would not be run or funded by the federal government.

To even accomplish a portion of this would go a long way in re-establshing the constitutional federalist republic our founding fathers set up in their infinite wisdom. That wisdom is still applicable today, and will endure forever in our future, if we allow it.

RWR

Maybe Tancredo?? I’ll have to look into it.

RWR

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