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September 2, 2010

Stand in The Blaze!

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by Trever Bierschbach

Hey readers, wanted to make sure you all saw this site.  The Blaze went live a couple of days ago, and I must say I am impressed.  The Blaze is a new site, sponsored by Glenn Beck, but written and edited by real journalists.  It’s like Beck found the last few real ones left in the world, rescued them, and put them on a preserve so we can all marvel at an endangered species before it is wiped from our collective memory.  There is an opinion section on the site, which is clearly sectioned off from the news portion, unlike the HuffPuff, where you can’t tell the opinions, lies, and ‘news’ apart.

This is a short one today, just wanted to get the word out about this site.  Check it out, add it to your favorites, and support real journalists.  Don’t feed them though, remember, they are still wild animals, and too much contact with humans could lead to their extinction faster than expected.

September 1, 2010

Restoring Honor Rally

by Trever Bierschbach

I was waiting for the final number, but I guess the guys Glenn has working on it aren’t done counting.  Anyway, did anyone else see this, or better yet, attend?  If you don’t know what I am talking about, Glenn Beck hosted an event this past Saturday billed as an American Revival to restore honor.  It was a multi-cultural, quasi-religious gathering of people who have little in common except for their belief in the American people, the need for faith, family, hope, and charity.  The event raised money, 5.5 million dollars, for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.  This is a great group, that takes care of families of fallen special forces operatives.  As far as I know you can still donate to them at Glenn Beck’s website.  There are pictures of the event there as well.

Well anyway, I had to watch it on C-Span, but it sounded like this will happen again and you can bet I will be there next time.  Many of you already know, I am not a christian, and even though I don’t agree with any of the people at the even on faith-based specifics, I can agree that we need more of what was seen there at the rally.  People were kind, hopeful, cheerful, and giving.  Stories abound of attendees helping each other, complete strangers going out of their way to assist others.  There was not one sign.  Not one incident.  Not one arrest.  People were respectful.  It was inspiring, and gave me hope for the future of this country.

Now, there were some counter protests, and some sour grapes out there.  First off I would like to address Al Sharpton.  He said that everyone at that Rally was disgracing Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream.  Tell us Al, was King’s dream that only black people would be judged by the content of their character?  Was it really King’s dream that only black people would stand together in defense of the civil rights of everyone?  Readers, I already know the answer, but what sounds more like King’s dream.  That every American should be treated equally, and judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin?  Or is his dream a black dream, that only black families, and black children are entitled to equal treatment?  In case you were wondering, the speakers at Beck’s event were preaching the first message.  Al Shaprton was presented with an opportunity.  He was shown a way to take a step in the right direction, to stand with people of faith, and honor.  To hold the hand of someone who is different, racially and politically, and shout from the rooftops that EVERYONE should be treated equally.  He was given a chance to show that when you put politics aside we are all Americans.  That color doesn’t matter, and faith, hope, charity, honor, integrity, and love is the answer.  Sharpton spit on that opportunity, but you know what?  When it comes to the people I saw on Saturday, he will be presented with that opportunity again.  I know he will, because I know these people.  The left would call us haters, racists, bigots, but look at the stories.  Compare the MSNBC coverage of the event to the actual thing.  Where is the hate?  Well, I know that Sharpton has been offered the hand of peace, and he spit on it and slapped it away.  It will be offered again, and again, and again, because he isn’t dealing with people like Ed, or Keith.

Now, to Ed, from MSNBC’s Ed Show.  You said you can gather that many people, if you had the funding.  Did you fail to notice that the funding from this event came from the people who attended?  No one paid 500,000 people to be there.  There were no ticket sales.  It was half a million like-minded individuals helping out a great cause…two great causes.  The SWOF, and Amercia.  This event was as much about raising money for SWOF, as it was raising hope for America.  I challenge you Ed, do it.  Announce an event, and ask your audience to foot the bill, and STILL raise 5.5 million dollars for a charity.  Do you have 500,000 listeners and viewers?  You know Ed, and all your ilk, you keep talking about the hate mongering from Beck, the advocating of violence, etc.  From your own radio show you talk about violently attacking Fox news.  As if Fox were a person, you would kick them, beat them up.  Find a message like that from Beck.  Oh I know, you say ‘well, he means it.  It’s hidden in his message.’  Well, you must be more perceptive than I am because I don’t see it.  What I do see is violence and hate from you, Olbermann, Maddow.  I see bigotry from you, and yours.  I see the advocating of violence from you and yours.  I pity you, Ed, and your buddies.  You are so full of hate and anger that you can’t see it.  You are blinded by it, and seek to put it on others so we won’t notice.  We see you Ed, and we pity you.

August 18, 2010

Mosque at Ground Zero

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by Trever Bierschbach

Wow, it’s been awhile.  Sorry all, things have been hectic here of late.  Kid is getting ready to go back to school, I am going back next week, Comic Con this weekend…anyway, enough with the excuses, I’m lazy there I said it.

Anyway, I have been rolling this one around in my head for a while now, and at first I wasn’t going to put in my 2.35 cents (yes, the dollar is so low we can get fractions of cents).  After hearing more about it, about issues surrounding it, and the people behind it I am beginning to feel more strongly about the issue.

Look, first of all, I don’t have a problem with a mosque being built in America.  I don’t think anyone in their right mind is saying that the mosque shouldn’t be built.  People just don’t want it there.  I was kind of on the fence, though sitting with both legs in the no column.  No one is infringing on their first amendment right, and the fact that the people behind the mosque would lie and say there is nowhere else to build kind of makes them suspect.  If they really cared about building bridges, and making peace with Americans wouldn’t they take all the outrage into consideration?  Doesn’t the fact that other moderate Muslims say this is a bad idea strike a chord with them?

If you listen to the left you would think that we who are against the mosque just want all Muslims to go back to the Middle East, but then again, who listens to commentators on the left?  If you listen to the people actually involved you will hear, build the mosque, just anywhere but there.  No one is saying don’t build it, or there are too many, or they don’t want a mosque in New York.  They just don’t want it there.

Now, onto the craziness behind the issue, and the hypocrisy of the supporters.

First off.  It has been common practice for Muslim leaders to build mosques in celebration of military victories, especially against Christians and Jews.  Not saying this is the case here, but it lends to the ill feeling people have toward the idea.  If this isn’t the case, then why is this site so important?  Why does this seem to be the only spot they want to build it?

That brings me to another point, supporters have said there is no other available space, but that is a lie.  Several people have done just a few minutes of research to find there are many properties available in Manhattan.

Now, we have politicians in support, mainly the President, that say it is their right, under the first amendment to build this.  Last I checked…that’s a total lie, or misunderstanding of the constitution, you decide.  The first amendment guarantees that we will be able to practice our religion without fear of persecution from the government.  It does NOT say that we can build a holy site wherever we want.  There have been hundreds of cases of churches, mosques, and temples who have not been able to build where they wanted to for some reason or another.  As a matter of fact, there was a Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed right there at Ground Zero.  They owned the land the church was on, and had owned it for a long time.  They wanted to rebuild their church but were told no, they would have to move, so they were given land in a different location near Ground Zero.  Then, after they submitted the plans to build a traditional Greek Orthodox church they were told it was too tall, and have since faced miles of red tape to build a church that was already there, and destroyed in the attack.  Double standard?  Hypocrisy?  Where’s the President, on his shining white horse, to save the day for the Greek Orthodox church?

Listen guys, talking to you that want to build this mosque, if you want to build bridges don’t start by ticking everyone off.  I heard some of you guys lie about there being a mosque there, but we have heard it said several times there will be a mosque in the building.  We have heard you lie about there being no other location.  We hear your leaders say it was our fault for the attacks, one day after September 11th, 2001.  We have watched your leader go over to the Middle East, on our dime, and ask for support for the project.  We aren’t stupid, we aren’t blind, we are paying attention.  If you want to build bridges, start by actually giving a damn about other people.

August 2, 2010

Our view of the Peoria Journal Star’s view, go back to school

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by Trever Bierscbach

In the opinion section of Peoria’s Journal Star Sunday they had an article titled ‘Our View’, but there is no author’s name attached so I am curious.  Is this column really the view of the entire newspaper, or perhaps just the opinion department?  Did the opinion editor, Mike Bailey, write it?  Is he writing the opinion of the entire paper when he says ‘Our View’, or just his opinion and too cowardly to put his name on it?

The column is an opinion piece about our local government giving loans to two major businesses, one for a remodel, and the other to build a new store.  It asks the question “Where have the central Illinois’ tea partiers been?”, and the title of the column is “Why the silence from conservatives on local government handouts?”.

Well PJStar, let me clue you in on a little something we like to call, the constitution.  You see, State and Local governments have a lot more leeway when it comes to spending than the federal government is supposed to have (they take that leeway anyway, that’s why we are upset).  I am sure there are TEA party members (See PJStar, that’s how you are supposed to do it.  I made the same mistake too TEA, not tea) upset about all the money given to businesses from tax payers, I am one of them.  But, we also realize that this money is going to create real jobs, not those temporary, triple counted, costly fake jobs the fed is touting.  A Holiday Inn, and a Bass Pro Shop in East Peoria?  How many jobs do you think that will bring in?

You might also notice PJStar, that the money for the Bass Pro Shop is going to come from bonds being sold, not a handout.  It is also worth noting that building the Bass Pro Shop will allow for another building to be put up, without expense to taxpayers.  With East Peoria’s track record of taking in businesses that Peoria has said no to, and turning them to the advantage of the city and the residents, I don’t think anyone is really looking to make a stink about the city doing what they are, at the very least, constitutionally authorized to do.

See, PJStar, you are trying to take an issue, over simplify it, spin it, and make a group of people look bad.  You have failed, as so many others, because of your lack of understanding.  Lack of understanding about the TEA party, and lack of understanding on the issue.  Our recommendation, send whoever wrote this article back to school to take some government/constitution classes so they maybe get what’s going on.  Might also be a good idea for them to have a sit down with a TEA Party member to find out what the group is really about, instead of spouting ignorance, it makes your paper look bad.

July 28, 2010

How do they sleep at night?

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Does it take a certain type of personality to be a politician?  I listen to them talk, watch what they do, and I am amazed that they can live with themselves.

You have Nancy Pelosi saying that unemployment benefits create jobs, but here fellow democrats refuse to use tarp money to pay for those benefits because…that money is for job creation.  2+2=5

The President assures the public and the Health Insurance mandate is not a tax, he did not break his promise not to raise taxes on the middle class.  Now that they have to defend its constitutionality…it’s a tax.  2+2=5

Hillary Clinton claim the rich don’t pay their fair share, but they are spending $2 M on their daughter’s wedding?  For that matter wasn’t she begging for money to pay off campaign debt?  2+2=5

Tax dodging (from both parties), wasteful spending, unwillingness to compromise, all the while telling us we have to pay more in taxes to lower the debt, be frugal at home, and they really do want compromise.  2+2=5

How do they sleep at night?

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