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The Conservatives at New Thermopylae 2010

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"Leonides at Thermopylae" by Jacques Louis David (1814)

By Le Corbeaunoir 

In August or September 480 B.C., Sparta’s King Leonides and 300 Spartans, joined by several hundred warriors from other Greek city-states, took a stand for principle and halted the quarter-million-man invading army of Persian King Xerxes at the Pass of Thermopylae for seven days.  This stand cost the lives of almost all of the Greek defenders but saved the Greek city-states — and ultimately Western civilization — from extinction and strategically weakened the Persians materially and psychologically to such an extent that the Greeks were later able to defeat them in battle and compel them to abandon their plans to conquer Europe.  Up until the battle of Thermopylae, the Persians were considered invincible.  Afterward, the world became a very different place. 

The mid-term elections in 2010 will be the Battle of Thermopylae for Conservatives in America. If the Conservatives are victorious in battle, the eighty-year march of the statists will be halted and the red tide of cultural Marxism that is destroying our society will turn. America will be able to return to the path of liberty and regain its place as the shining city of the hill that serves as a beacon for all who yearn to be free. If the Conservatives are defeated, our country will lose its culture as it slides leftward into historical oblivion under an increasingly tyrannical government. Read the rest of this entry »


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December 25, 2009 at 9:03 pm

The Troubling Pro-Criminal Legal Standard of the St. Petersburg Times

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By Spartacus Thrace

“The wicked flee when no man pursueth” (Proverbs 28:1)

The ultra-liberal members of the editorial board of the St. Petersburg Times believe that criminals who run from the police should be allowed to get away with it, notwithstanding United States Supreme Court precedent and the law passed by the Florida Legislature.  That is the import of  the December 20, 2009 Times editorial titled, “A troubling double legal standard.”

Logo of the St. Petersburg Times

What bothers the leftists at the Times is that police operating in a high-crime area are constitutionally permitted to pursue and detain individuals who engage in headlong flight upon the approach of the police, and that in Florida persons who do flee from the police can be charged with the midemeanor of Obstructing or Opposing an Officer Without Violence.  In other words, the editors at the Times do not like the fact that the police may take into consideration that the neighborhood is infested with individuals engaged in criminal activity in deciding to pursue someone who flees from them, and that the police can criminally charge a fleeing individual with obstruction. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 21, 2009 at 3:19 am

Rise of the Florida Tea Party Challenges Republicans

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By Le Corbeaunoir

Florida Tea Party

The Florida Tea Party has registered with the Florida Secretary of State’s Division of Elections and is now an officially-recognized political party in the State of Florida.

The party, which registered in August, is chaired by Frederic B. O’Neal, a self-described “Reagan Democrat” who recently changed his party registration from Democrat to Tea Party in order to become the chair.

O’Neal is a Windermere, Florida attorney who presently represents the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a group wanting a “Confederate Heritage” specialty license plate that features the Confederate flag. That proposal died in legislative committee — apparently because the lawmakers thought it was too politically incorrect to deal with — and O’Neal has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Veterans against members of the legislative committee and against the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). A federal judge has dismissed the portion of the suit against the legislators on the basis of legislative immunity but left the portion against the DHSMV standing. O’Neal is more widely known for his representation of high-profile tax protesters such as political consultant and radio talk show host Doug Guetzloe.

Sen. Paula Dockery

The “TEA” in Tea “Party” is an acronym for “Taxed Enough Already,” although the new party has an agenda that is broader than mere tax reform and at election time will be targeting those state senators who supported SunRail and supporting politicians who opposed it such as Paula Dockery in her campaign for the Republican nomination for governor. There has also been some media speculation that Marco Rubio might jump to the Tea Party if he fails to win the Republican Party nomination for U.S. Senate, but Republican insiders think that unlikely.  That may become more likely, however, if the Tea Party movement grows in strength to a point where it can have a statistical impact on election results. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 13, 2009 at 4:17 am

See No Evil: The Times Tries to Ignore the Global Warmist Scandal

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By Spartacus Thrace

If you do not think that the liberal media is devoid of altruism or that they do not censor the news that they provide you in accordance with their political agenda, consider how the St. Petersburg Times has treated the ongoing “ClimateGate” scandal.

Today, newspapers run by liberals are all about power and influence through the control of the flow of information to the public.  In that regard, it seems the Times would like to ignore the inconvenient truth that someone broke into one of the motherships of the global warmists, stole several thousand emails and other documents, and spilled their dirty little secrets on the internet. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 3, 2009 at 11:23 am

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