President Obama and Vice-President Biden defeated Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on Tuesday in an election that had many Republicans biting their nails. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan did manage to break at least one record during their failed bid to lead the country. The two Republican hopefuls each lost the election in their home states, the first time since 1972.
Many Republicans are expressing disdain at the thought of another four years of President Obama. Some have started blaming Ron Paul and the Libertarians. Others blame the establishment Republican Party for nominating Mitt Romney. The fact remains, the Tea Party became angry on Tuesday.
A West Virginia teen radio host who recently made headlines proclaimed that President Obama “is making kids gay“. Fourteen-year-old Caiden Cowger recently made his anti-gay statements public on YouTube as well as on Spreaker web-based radio. Not only did Cowger state that “homosexuality is a belief”, but he also proclaimed he was sickened by those around him who differed in sexual orientation. On Thursday, YouTube removed Cowger’s videos, calling it hate speech. On Friday, Spreaker also removed Cowger’s statements for “offensive content”.
Cowger admitted that he used to be friends with people who have since admitted they were gay. “They were not homosexuals [then]…they just decided all of a sudden, ‘I think I’m going to be gay,’” before he eventually concludes, “I’m going to tell you this, guys: President Obama…Vice President Biden…is making kids gay!”
Cowger identified Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck as his influences on his Facebook page. Many on the right are professing anger that private companies took down Cowger’s rants. Some claim this violates his right to free speech. However, private companies, especially companies that ask the user to sign “terms of service“, maintain the right to delete content.
Cowger has yet to respond to this writer’s questions.
Or this writer’s radio questions: http://www.spreaker.com/user/angelclark/liberty_panel_on_the_angel_clark_show_10
Or this writer’s Meme:
When was the last time you had your hair cut? Chances are it has been longer for you than it has for President Obama. German Public Radio reported on Wednesday that the American taxpayers pay for President Obama to have his hair cut every 10 – 14 days.
The president of any country should look his or her best at all times and President Obama is no exception. Obama was accustomed to having his hair cut by the same man, Zariff, who cut his hair for almost 20 years. Now that Obama lives in Washington D.C., who cuts the president’s hair every two weeks?
Zariff, the same barber from Chicago, is flown to Washington D. C. from Chicago every 10-14 days.
The barber never says a word about what they discuss. Perhaps that’s also a reason why Obama feels comfortable being around him. Otherwise he would not fly his barber in from Chicago to Washington every ten to 14 days.
Last night my Talk Show had some serious tension. For those of you who were unable to listen, the audio has been put up here.
I will be making a YouTube video of the highlights, I just haven’t gotten there yet.
So, Sussex County Council Member Vance Phillips has issues with the budget requests of Sussex County Sheriff Jeff Christopher.
As promised, I have published two different documents given to me by Vance Phillips.
Here is his opening statement from the “Great Conservative Debate”.
Here is the hand-out he provided at the “Great Conservative Debate”.
Both Vance Phillips and Jeff Christopher will be in the studio together on Monday, April 18th, during The Angel Clark Show to field listener calls on this matter as well as discuss the issue with each other.
If you have a question for either of them and would care to submit them beforehand please email them to me at Angel@WGMD.com or you could always Tweet me!
The following letter was sent by Vance Phillips as a statement in response to the email from the Sussex County Sheriff Jeff Christopher.
My name is Vance Phillips and I have served on the Sussex County Council for more than a decade. I am a sixth-generation Sussex Countian whose ancestors helped build a strong county, strong state, and a strong America.
My roots in County government were established when overzealous politicians sought to establish unconstitutional laws that would have invaded our privacy and created extreme regulations on our homes through Owner Occupied Housing Codes. I stood shoulder to shoulder with freedom-loving citizens on the steps of the Sussex County Courthouse in 1997 to denounce government intrusiveness and I have been fighting the battle ever since.
Recently, the newly elected Sussex County Sheriff, Jeffrey Christopher, wrote in your newsletter inflammatory rhetoric which ignored certain basic facts, a fundamental requirement for any civil discourse. I wanted to take a moment to offer some perspective in hopes of setting the record straight so a healthy and productive discussion about our County and the role of our sheriff can occur.
Sheriff Christopher claims the County Council has “blocked all efforts I have made to improve the office”. This is simply not true. Sheriff Christopher fails to mention he has yet to make a public presentation or request to the County Council for these supposed improvements. This is understandable, since the sheriff only took office eight weeks ago.
The Sheriff goes on to claim the County Council has “stooped so low as to draft and attempt to introduce a bill to diminish and or abolish your Sheriff and your right to vote for your Sheriff.” I cannot speak for the General Assembly or efforts on the part of others, but no such bill has been brought to the County Council for consideration since the new Sheriff has taken office. To the contrary, I and the County Council fought passionately for our local elected officials when Governor Markell proposed transferring authority of some row offices to the State. Mr. Christopher’s accusation appears to be without merit, and in the absence of facts, is reckless and unbecoming of a public servant, in my opinion.
On another note, Sheriff Christopher claims that the Delaware State Police support him. But the County Council has not received any indication of DSP support of the sheriff’s yet-to-be defined agenda.
I have had several conversations with the new Sussex County sheriff and made clear to him that I respect his authority as an elected official of the people and want him to succeed in executing the platform on which he was elected. But I also have reminded the sheriff that the Sussex County Council is responsible for the prudent expenditure of taxpayer dollars and our deliberative body must give thoughtful consideration to each row officer’s budget.
Sheriff Christopher has yet to submit his very first budget, so his claims of denial by the County Council are, to say the least, exaggerated. In a manner of speaking, we’re putting the cart before the horse.
I personally suggested that the Sheriff appear publicly before the County Council and scheduled him for the March 15th meeting. I, too, would like to extend the invitation for you to join us as we begin the public discussion on the role of the County Sheriff’s office.
Patriots are first and foremost thoughtful and responsible, so I trust you will weigh all the evidence in these discussions. I welcome your valuable insights.
There is a reason why Sussex County Council is the only government at the State or County level that has not had to raise taxes. [In fact, the County plans to cut its capitation tax this year.] There is a reason why Sussex County has actually reduced the size of its government in the last two years to meet the financial crisis our society faces and has no general fund debt. There is a reason why Sussex County has the lowest unemployment rates and highest quality of life in the state of Delaware.
It is because our government is respectful of the Constitution, adheres to conservative principles and is mindful of the needs of its citizens. Our philosophy promotes personal responsibility, free enterprise and a fear of God.
I look forward to seeing you on March 15. If you are unable to attend, please join us on the Internet at www.sussexcountyde.gov.
Christine O’Donnell stated recently on a local radio show that although she had not planned the events currently going on in Sussex County, Delaware, she approved of what was happening. Much of this may have had something to do with the infamous statements made by the Delaware GOP Chair Tom Ross. Remember how he said that Christine wasn’t eligible to be elected dogcatcher? It seemed throughout Christine’s entire run for Senate that many in the Republican Party weren’t supporting her although most weren’t as vocal as Tom Ross. Supporters of Christine had a difficult time gaining access to party resources even after Christine beat Mike Castle in the primary. Tom Ross even filed a legal complaint against Christine O’Donnell and Tea Party Express which has forced Christine to set aside $500,000 for legal proceedings.
As a result, the Tea Party activists in Sussex County tried to take a stand with the local establishment GOP. Last night’s Sussex County GOP meeting was the culmination of those efforts to date and almost left me speechless… almost. I will attempt to put into words what I witnessed. Let me add that I did not orchestrate these events although I do feel like I wrestled a walrus after simply watching the meeting.
Many local activists have been vocal about attempting to co-opt the local GOP as opposed to the GOP co-opting the Tea Party (which the media claims has been going on since day one). Due to their transparency, the Sussex County GOP Chairman, Ron Sams, knew he was going to be asked to resign tonight. Why would they ask Ron Sams to resign as opposed to dealing directly with Tom Ross? Sams has been flagrantly ignoring rules to keep local conservatives from changing the Good Ol’ Boy system he loves so much.
Ron Sams and the Vice Chairman were both absent last night allowing for a unique circumstance. Local activists were able to vote in a temporary chairperson (although the 44 to 34 vote was a bit too close for comfort) who would actually allow them to vote on a few important issues which local Good Ol’ Boy politicians had been squashing since the election in November. While waiting for the results to see which side would control the meeting one activist may have put it best. Do you remember your prom night? Remember waiting to see whether you or your friends would win king and queen? Everyone is all dressed up and hoping for the results they want. Although the 34 people who voted for the Good Ol’ Boy system to remain the same may not have been happy with the results, most of the estimated 400 people in the room cheered loudly.
A few motions were passed, some appointments were changed, and some committees were dissolved. Brent Wangen, Libertarian turned Republican, was voted in to head the new committee in charge of the new Rules Committee. (I am still in awe just typing that, in fact I think I will repeat it) Brent Wangen, Libertarian turned Republican, is in charge of making the new rules of the Sussex County GOP. I realize that the rules his committee finalizes will have to be voted upon, but this is a huge accomplishment in itself.
A motion was officially submitted and voted upon for Ron Sams to resign although the motion is nonbinding and simply represented the opinions of the party at large. The motion may be read in its entirety here. The word that stands out the most to me personally is FAIL. The motion repeatedly discusses the failures of Ron Sams.
Due to time constraints, the now infamous Tom Ross was given a short amount of time to speak. This is the first appearance he has made publicly in Sussex County since the election in November. His speech, well, it must be listened to, and you may do so below. It really picks up a notch at about 7 minutes in.
Please watch the video and make your own opinions accordingly (we all know I’ll add my own opinions in a bit).
It is official; Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) have finally shown that they are out of touch with the youth of America. Of course, this member of the youth of America has long known that YAF was out of touch. In fact, since they expelled Ron Paul from their advisory board, this is the most I have heard about YAF in years.
According to their website: “YAF’s concern with Rep. Paul stems from his delusional and disturbing alliance with the fringe Anti-War movement”. YAF’s Senior National Director Jordan Marks stated that Ron Paul is “out of touch” and later said “Rep. Paul is clearly off his meds and must be purged from public office. YAF is starting the process by removing him from our national advisory board. Good riddance and he won’t be missed”. Interestingly enough this is the same stance Ron Paul has had regarding the anti-war movement for years even though he was a surgeon in the Air Force in the 1960s.
Regardless of your own personal opinion of Ron Paul, this public conflict may cause an added measure of strife between the youth of the movement and its older leaders. Ron Paul obviously has some appeal as he won the CPAC Straw Poll for the second year in a row.
Although Jesse Benton (Ron Paul’s political director) may have said it best: “I hadn’t heard of YAF doing anything in years, I thought they were defunct. Young Americans for Liberty is the group of the future”.
Technological advances keep many of us on our toes. It becomes difficult to maintain profiles on numerous social networking pages (I am personally on over 40 different social networking sites). So, why should we add another? Is there another that is even worth joining? FreedomConnector is one I have taken the time to join for a few key reasons.
The website itself is set-up like a Ning network, or even like MySpace, but the highlight of FreedomConnector for me is the geo-targeting. That’s right, you put in your location and you can find all the other activists near you. With one click of a button, you can easily see events near you as well as find out who is actually active in your area. With the fast login, you can connect with your Face Book and Twitter accounts allowing your images to be transferred. I hope that you will eventually be able to allow your status updates from Face Book and your Tweets from Twitter to carry over to FreedomConnector as well (that is my only real complaint).
So, is it worth it to sign up for another site when there are so many already available? I think the geo-targeting makes it worth it just for a start. But what else does FreedomConnector have to offer?
I like keeping up to date with the people who keep the Tea Party Movement alive and active. I know many of us do this on a local level, but many of the people on FreedomConnector do this on the national level. FreedomWorks did us a great service by creating this site, which allows me to follow the activists in regions that interest me. If you are interested in a group or representative, you can easily follow their area and see what the Tea Party activists are brewing.
CPAC is set to be the official release of FreedomConnector, but you can sign up now! Personally, free sites that allow me exclusive and fast updates to the people who affect our national news are always worth the time to sign up! Make sure you find me on there when you join, just look for Angel Clark in Delaware!