Archive for June 27th, 2011

The 6:09 video below is clip from John Stossel’s show on the Fox Business Channel. During an interview with Andrew Breitbart, Stossel reveals that Breitbart had offered him an exclusive on the ACORN sting and that 20/20 would not allow him to break the story.

Not enough Americans realize that the owners of the mainstream media are progressive Democrats, and stories that expose or undermine the Democrat Party’s leftist agenda are either ignored or spiked.  

I.M. Kane

AB on Stossel6:09 Video (Stossel’s revelation begins at the 2:20 mark.)

The following is a Newsbusters transcript of Stossel’s interview with Breitbart:

JOHN STOSSEL, HOST: Speaking of the mainstream media, I am a little bit ashamed of this one, but I am revealing now for the first time publicly that when I worked at 20/20, you, who I didn’t know at that time, pitched me with this story about ACORN and the sting. And I didn’t cover it. And you remember that I assume?

ANDREW BREITBART: Oh, do I ever? I mean, I’ve referenced it in speeches that I went to ABC to a producer because I realized you can’t just break a story on a blog. You have to get the mainstream media to cover it as well and so I thought what the hey.

I’ll call up John Stossel. Seems like an honest guy. Seems like he’d think that the president’s vaunted community organizing group — treating a fake prostitute and a fake pimp with service with a smile in every office except for one, I thought maybe there is a story here.

STOSSEL: What did I tell you?

BREITBART: You said that it is a story and that you would probably commit a month to a story like this because it is so blatant, but you said that the politics within ABC were just, you know, that you couldn’t do it.

STOSSEL: And that’s true. I had all kinds of good stories I couldn’t get on, but, well, I didn’t.

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The Only Thing We Learn from History

By Scott Ryan

The only thing we learn from history is that we never learn from history. If you read Augustine’s City of God and how consumed the people of Rome were with entertainment, luxury and sexual deviance – and then compare it to the immoral state of this nation, the United States overlaps perfectly with the state of Rome before it was sacked.  Another thing we are going to see repeated is the evil that follows the lust for power by people of a sinful nature when tolerated by a society of narcissistic degenerates.

Polls show that close to 60% of Anthony Weiner’s constituents support him and see no problem with supporting a consummate liar and reprobate.  It is difficult to fathom how people can be so obstinate and perverse.  The recent scandals by politicians and corporate executives who have shown a lack of personal morality have demonstrated the fact that they CANNOT “compartmentalize” their lack of ethics so as to carry out their official duties with rectitude. 

The message of American media and entertainment world is that you can live out a life of debauchery, unfaithfulness to your spouse and your family, while remaining virtuous in your public life.  There is no such thing as “BUSINESS ETHICS”.  You are either ethical – or you are NOT.  If we have not learned this at this point than we deserve what we get.  Executives in the corporate world and politicians are a mere barometer of the moral state of this nation.

Get your popcorn ready and watch the destruction of federalism, which cannot be maintained by such ignominious people as those geniuses in NY who support Weiner and wish to foist him upon US. They poison the well of federalism for everyone. I am ashamed to be a part of the same union as these constituents of Weiner. Leftists like Weiner, Pelosi, Obama, and Reed have devoted their lives and entire leftist platform on ignoble deeds from sexual depravity, baby killing (resulting from sexual depravity), legalizing drugs and stealing the fruits of the labor of disciplined, hard working Americans. The Democrat Party caters to the fallen angels of our nature. People who blithely support them are incapable of maintaining freedom.

The only way the ideals of our constitution will continue is if there be God Fearing States of America. In the current state, the days of this union are numbered.  With people like Anthony Weiner and Barney Frank of Massachusettes permeating this union, we may only have a few short years, if not months before it collapses. The scoundrels who helped destroy this nation and our currency are ready to show this spoiled nation what tyranny and evil look like up close. When it hits, be ready. 

We have an emergency communications plan for when the final consequences of immorality and the fed’s rapacity hits the fan. It’s completely volunteer and it leverages our most important asset, each other (Constitution venerating Americans). The CB Patriot Project at www.cbPatriot.com.

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(H-T Elvisnixon.com)

Yankee Doodle Day

By Wesley Allen Riddle 

The Fourth of July is the Yankee Doodle Day.  For on this day in 1776 the Declaration of Independence passed the Second Continental Congress and our nation became independent from Great Britain.  The Declaration is interestingly subtitled, “The Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America” (that’s right, united is not capitalized).  Elsewhere in the Declaration, however, it states, “That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be, Free and Independent States.”  In effect the Declaration of Independence is a declaration for the independence of thirteen nations united in the cause of Liberty.

The term Yankee Doodle probably dates back to the Seven Years’ War—known in the English Colonies as the French and Indian Wars (1689-1763).  A popular song amongst regular military units describing Americans, derided them as being disheveled, disorganized and simpleton.  Indeed, “doodle” is a derivation from the Low German dödel meaning fool.  Yankee (sometimes abbreviated Yank) resulted from a corruption of language and the Huron Indian pronunciation of the word English (l’anglais in French), which sounded like Yan-gee.  The words were set to a popular nursery rhyme, “Lucy Locket.”  Accordingly “Yankee Doodle went to town a-riding on a pony,” and then “He stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni.”  Macaroni in the middle 18th century was a dude, or fashionable person.  So the joke was that these American Yankees believed that a feather in the hat was sufficient to make one the height of fashion, a real English Gentleman!

The funniest part about all this is that Americans picked up the tune themselves and started to love it.  British and American troops during the Revolutionary War took turns changing lyrics and rubbing it in as it were.  During the War Between the States, Southerners added their own lyrics and sang just as proudly, “There was Captain Washington upon a slapping stallion, a-giving orders to his men I guess there was a million.”  The Great Seal of the Confederacy actually has Washington on a slapping stallion.  Southerners had no problem with being a Yankee Doodle, but as for being a Yank or plain Yankee (particularly when the term is prefaced), well that’s something different!

The song “Yankee Doodle Boy” or “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy,” is from a Broadway musical written by George M. Cohan dating back to 1904.  The musical concerns the hard knocks of one Little Johnny Jones, a fictional American jockey who rides a horse named Yankee Doodle in the English Derby.  The song became a patriotic standard and was performed again in the movie—a biographical film about George M. Cohan called “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and starring James Cagney.  Production of the film had just begun when the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred, influencing the film’s cast and crew to make an unabashedly uplifting and patriotic film, which they did in spectacular fashion.  Release was timed for Memorial Day 1942.

Yankee Doodle these days and forever belongs to these United States.  He’s an archetype of the American character and a fun-loving, unpretentious one at that.  Even foreigners recognize it, although they sometimes mistakenly refer to all Americans simply as “Yanks” or “Yankees,” dropping the essential Doodle, ill advisedly in Dixie.  On this Fourth of July, as if he needs encouragement and even if he doesn’t, “Yankee Doodle keep it up, Yankee Doodle dandy, mind the music and the step, and [let] the girls be handy!”  That’s what he always does anyway, even when problems mount up as high as the national debt or taxes.  He’s always smiling and ever amazed at the sights he runs into.  The country as it evolved after 1776, in scarcely more than a decade, became a compound republic with dual sovereignties and divided power between the federal government and states, such that, the Constitution drafted in 1787 capitalized the term “United States” as a proper noun for the new nation.  Boy that Yankee Doodle Boy is still quite wide-eyed and thoroughly impressed with the fact!  One only hopes he finds as many others at tea parties and venues all around, where once he went with Father “down to camp, along with Captain Gooding, and there [they] saw the men and boys, as thick as hasty pudding” all having a Yankee Doodle Day.


Wesley Allen Riddle is a retired military officer with degrees and honors from West Point and Oxford.  Widely published in the academic and opinion press, he serves as State Director of the Republican Freedom Coalition (RFC).  This article is from his forthcoming book, Horse Sense for the New Millennium scheduled for release in September (iUniverse, Inc., 2011).  Email: Wes@WesRiddle.com.

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