Silly

Still neck deep in research of the myriad of Democrat folly, the labyrinth of bureaucracies created by John Martin to cover them up and keep them intact, and the desperate attempts by Emily Cain and others to blame the forty year compilation of such on the one year of efforts to clean it up by the LePage administration.  So I decided to shine the light of scrutiny on a much lighter subject, just plain old media stupidity.  Yes, we all love to watch the media’s inept attempts to simply tell the facts.  This is always followed with that warm nostalgic feeling when this same media follows its own predictable pattern of insulting our intelligence by claiming through spin and diversion that it is telling the facts.

I am a fan of the game of football.  I am a fan of the New England Patriots.  The Patriots won a decisive playoff victory over the Denver Broncos, which is in the process of training and molding a very young quarterback.  This young man has been the subject of, perhaps, the greatest outpouring of media stupidity I have seen or heard.  I have stayed away from this hilarity for reasons of trying to maintain some dignity.  But there are some sad tendencies within the media that ooze throughout the reporting world with unfortunate regularity.  The tendency most consistent is the tendency to….lie.

A couple of weeks ago, it was widely reported, after a poor showing against the Kansas City Chiefs, that the back-up quarterback was getting most of the reps and that Denver had installed a new offense for him for the play-offs.  Well then, a nasty thing called the truth appeared that Sunday.  Tim Tebow did play and did beat the Pittsburg Steelers.  The great quarterback Phil Simms revealed in his color commentary that the “new offense” installed was the customary two reps that a back-up receives at the Friday practice before the game.  This is done to remind the quarterback next in line what a football looks like, how it feels in his hand, and that it should be thrown in the direction of his teammates with some semblance of accuracy and purpose.  The coach then hopes his back-up will, in an emergency, show some mastery of the choreographed dance of large, overly padded men hurling and smashing themselves into each other with extreme prejudice.  What a great sport!

Did the media apologize for such a glaring lie?  Did sports writers admit their lack of knowledge of truth and that they are better suited to be writing talking points for Emily Cain or John Martin?  No!  Why?  Because they hate the fact that he exercises his Constitutional right to express his faith in public.

I share a very similar faith with this young man.  So you may ask how I feel about his expression of faith.  I DON’T CARE!!  He is an American and he can express his faith how he pleases.  Some have accused him of saying God helps him win.  He has never said that.  Another lie!

I’m going to drop a theological bombshell here.  Hang on!!  God doesn’t care a hoot what team wins a football game.  What he cares about is that all of us who claim to be Christians live out our lives, in the other six days of a week, as reflection of the God we worship on Sunday.

The behavior around Tim Tebow is silly.  The tendency of the media to lie with arrogant impunity is not.  The media will continue to do this unless we the people demand they stop and respond with the truth.

What Emily hates

What Emily hates

 

The tender shoots of young job growth are beginning to break through the volcanic ash, which is the residue of the 40-year liberal scorching of the business landscape of Maine.  Democrats are now faced with the stark realization that the first steps the LePage administration have made towards making Maine palatable to business again are working.  Despite the work of Emily Cain’s “Party of No” and their obstructionist moderate allies in the Republican Party, the effects of a pro-jobs Governor on Maine’s business climate has been quickly evident as we discussed last week.  This did not sit well with the minority party.  This was no more evident than through the words of the Democrat leader Emily Cain.

After the legislature had passed an admittedly imperfect budget (it was much too large for a conservative), Ms. Cain told the media emphatically that she and her Caucus “just hated these tax cuts, just hated them!” This after moderates had helped to grant the Democrats concessions beyond the Governor’s liking.  This is just a reminder that a Democrat’s 40-year definition of bi-partisan is “do everything our way”.  It seems those tax cuts Emily hates are sending a message, both to entrepreneurs within the state and without, that Maine is truly open for business.

But why does Emily hate them so? Could it be that the advent of job growth, prosperity and the independence it brings signals the end to the strangle hold the Democrat party has held upon the futures of the people of Maine?  With more of their own money left in their pockets to spend and save for their own future, residents will begin to feel that heady sense of accomplishment that comes from providing ones own needs from the fruit of ones own labor.   Instead, Ms. Cain seems to prefer we remain in the Democrat’s pattern of choice that has the people being herded into entitlement systems like so many cattle. Back, she wails, to the dependence on big Democrat government to get us through the endless meager years under the grey drab famine of socialism.

Is this why she hates tax cuts so?  Perhaps, by extension, she hates the inevitable fiscal independence prosperity will bring to Mainers?  The people will begin to realize this truth.  They don’t need government.  Government needs them.  Maybe it is the great sense of satisfaction a young businessperson can feel by growing a business that they can pass on to their young ones that she hates so much?  Or maybe its that sense of calm that comes to a family when they know there is enough work to pay the bills and even get ahead that she takes exception to?  One thing we know for sure, Emily Cain hates tax cuts.   She “just hates them”.

Simply put, tax cuts give the people’s money back to the people.  Tax cuts show businesses we are serious about bringing them back to Maine.  Tax cuts are the tried and proven way to fix an economy.  Now Emily Cain, how could you hate a thing like that?  We the people don’t.