Time to hear from Zo again!
There are many people out there who really think that Bill Maher is fantastic. There was a time when I enjoyed him. These days, he grows more and more disgusting. I attempt to watch him if interesting conservatives are on his show, Real Time on HBO. I remember watching when the late conservative Andrew Breitbart was a panelist a couple of times. He did a good job of holding his own against other liberal panelists and Bill Maher.
Mr. Maher is a self admitted drug user. To me, he was not despicable in the early days when his program had the title, Politically Incorrect on the Comedy Channel as he is today on Real Time. Even with conservative guests, many times I have to turn away from Mr. Maher due to his increasingly over the top foul language. There is such a depravity in his expressed thoughts! Does anyone believe that his drug use does not contribute to his state of mind while doing his Real Time cable TV show?
Posted in Controversy, Opinion
Tagged Andrew Breitbart, Bill Maher, Comedy Channel, Drug User, HBO, Politically Incorrect, Real Time, Thoughts, Weed, Zo (AlfonZo Rachel)
Zo (AlfonZo) Rachel tells it like it is. If you are a Democrat, and/or on the liberal leftist side of things, or you are a black person who is personally socially conservative, but just does not get it when it comes to black conservative Republicans such as Herman Cain and sees the Republican Party as the enemy, watch these Macho Sauce and Pajamas Media videos to get a clue. Listen to Zo on some of the GOP presidential candidates and Anderson Cooper. And again to those who believe blacks will vote for a black just because the candidate is black, the vilification of Herman Cain by noted blacks is proof in part that you believe wrong.
I remember when I started getting a clue about what a conservative Republican believed through a black conservative blogger and then through columns and blogs of such folks as Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin. Conservatives such as the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, the late Tony Snow, Star Parker, and Dr. Walter Williams going back and forth with liberal challengers on TV news programming and talk radio pretty much brought me over to the conservative side.
Posted in Controversy, Opinion, Political
Tagged Anderson Cooper, Ann Coulter, Black Conservative Blogger, Conservative, Democrat, GOP, Herman Cain, Jerry Falwell, Left, Liberal, Macho Sauce, Michelle Malkin, Pajamas Media, People, Political, Republican, Star Parker, Tony Snow, Videos, Walter Williams, Zo (AlfonZo Rachel)
I watched the Republican presidential candidate debate last night on MSNBC. I agree with some of the political pundits on TV, bloggers and columnists who said that Gov. Rick Perry was not that strong. For me this is the first time Mitt Romney stood ahead of the pack in the debates. I also agree with what I am reading about Michele Bachmann peeking. She did not come off as stellar as she has in the previous debates. I agree with what I am hearing and reading today, that the Republican presidential candidates race pretty much comes down to Gov. Perry and former Gov. Romney.
Of course, Newt Gingrich was great. His debate performances are always excellent, but like I said before, nobody seems to be listening. I love my former Senator, Rick Santorum, but generally, the Republicans and GOP sided Independents are not taking him seriously.
Herman Cain is good, but I can’t consider him. He needs to run for a national office from Georgia and win. I remember at the previous CNN Republican debate, some one asked him if he would hire someone for a top position without any experience. I feel the top position of President of this country requires previous electoral experience and Herman Cain has zero.
Jon Huntsmen came off a bit improved than the last debate, but I am not liking him all that much. And I am trying to see what the attraction is with libertarian/Republican Ron Paul, but not feeling it. The reason could be that I am just not into the total libertarian approach to life. Some aspects of libertarianism go against my Christ centered outlook.
Well, MSNBC saw some of its best ratings ever. And to think that was due to Republicans! In hearing the analysis from various MSNBC anchors, news analysts and contributors, the majority went with John Huntsmen who is the most moderate/liberal out of the Republican presidential candidates. That figures! During my Democrat years, I would sometimes give my vote to the moderate/liberal Republican. Former Republican Senator, Arlen Specter was the one Republican who continually got my then Democratic vote. Of course, after crossing over and moving on in conservatism, I saw the Sen. Specter in a completely different (negative) light.
Even though I am not into Herman Cain being President, I am a fan. I leave you with him successfully taking on the leftist MSNBC round-table right after the debate.
Posted in Opinion, Personal, Politics
Tagged 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates, Debate, Herman Cain, Jon Huntsmen, Michele Bachman, Mitt Romney, MSNBC, Personal, Republican, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Videos
Do you feel it is right to make a rancher pay 16 illegal aliens $87,000.00 who trespassed on his ranch to enter into this country? Rancher, Roger Barnett held them at gunpoint, assaulted verbally and physically assaulted some of them with kicking, thus causing emotional distress? That is what happened to rancher, Roger Barnett. There could be an argument for the verbal assault and the kicking, but there was no evidence of kicking on the bodies of the illegals and they did not seek any medical help according to Barnett’s Lawyer. Now is that really worth the $87,000 judgement which was upheld on appeal by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals?
Mr. Barnett’s ranch seems to be a favorite route through the years for illegals. Mr. Barnett has suffered damage to his ranch from the trespassing. When I hear the arguments in support of the verdict against Mr. Barnett, I wonder what the supporters would do if they find themselves with strangers trespassing on their property. After all, when Mr. Barnett first came across these trespassers, he was very uncertain about his family’s safety. Making him pay $87,000 is outrageous.
See a discussion in the video below and see another discussion here which includes Mr. Barnett’s lawyer and Jehmu Green who argues in support of the outrageous verdict. BTW, the illegals who won this judgement were deported.
I have not read the book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom. The author, Amy Chua is making the rounds of the TV talk and news programs and sparking strong debate on child raising methods. Her book is a memoir and is not intended to be a how to guide on raising a child. From what I am hearing, Ms. Chua’s upbringing was in a fashion that did not allow for her to make any choices growing up in the home of her Chinese immigrant parents. I grew up with a strict mother. This is not just on my say-so. When other adults and even some from my mother’s generation heard what was not allowed, from me and my mother, I got a few, “My, your mother was strict!” I have to say, her American style strictness was nothing in comparison to the strict upbringing that Amy Chua experienced. I could make choices, although rather limited by today’s standards.
Ms. Chua started out giving her 2 daughters the upbringing she received, but has softened somewhat due to her rebellious younger daughter. In various reactions to Ms. Chua, she is getting applause, while others are giving her a deep thumbs down. I am in the group that falls in the middle as far as child rearing goes (if I had any). I am not for the strict imposition of The “A” grade as the only acceptable grade and not even an “A-” as Ms. Chua experienced and imposed on her daughters in their school work. I am for pushing your child to do their best. Being able to make choices should definitely be a part of one’s life growing up. Of course those choices start out small and then expand based on age and individual maturity.
I enjoyed the Culture Warrior segment on the O’Reilly Factor this past Thursday. Bill wasn’t that impressed with Ms. Chua as were Gretchen Carlson and Cheryl Casone. This segment of the O’Reilly Factor is fun to watch.
Posted in Culture, Opinion, Personal, Uncategorized
Tagged Amy Chua, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom, Bill O'Reilly, Cheryl Casone, Culture, Family, Greta Carlson, Parents, People, Upbringing, Videos