Caucus insights from the 15th precinct 7

My caucus was packed.

Hundreds of Republicans packed into what used to be the old cafeteria of my junior high school.

Nearly a half a century ago, I lunched with my chums in this room sweating over an upcoming test or talking about the pretty girls sitting across the room.

Tonight, the stakes were higher. Members of my community were going to weigh in on who they thought should be the next president of the United States… More…

Bristol Palin’s letter to President Obama 2

Bristol Palin: “Your $1,000,000 donor Bill Maher has said reprehensible things about my family. He’s made fun of my brother because of his Down’s Syndrome. He’s said I was “f—-” so hard a baby fell out.” (In a classy move, he did this while his producers put up the cover of my book, which tells about the forgiveness and redemption I’ve found in God after my past – very public — mistakes.)” Why hasn’t the president demonstrated the same outrage toward Biller Maher as he has toward Rush Limbaugh? Liberal columnist for The Daily Beast put it this way: “Did you know there is a war on women? Yes, it’s true. Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Bill Maher, Matt Taibbi, and Ed Schultz have been waging it for years with their misogynist outbursts. There have been boycotts by people on the left who are outraged that these guys still have jobs. Oh, wait. Sorry, that never happened.” Are you sick of misogyny? Read more now … More…

Rush Limbaugh’s take on Newt’s last debate 5

By Tom Quiner

Newt Gingrich was strong in last week’s debate. Rush had this to say:

“And we talked about it during the 2008 campaign. Nobody wanted to hear it. The hopey-change thing was just too big of a theme. It was absorbing all the energy. But it was shocking, the details of this story. He also — Newt had some absolutely brilliant conservative thoughts on education and on our schools. Newt noted three fundamental mistakes on education. They assume that teachers unions care about kids. He talked about this self-esteem nonsense where kids hear about self-esteem, but they can’t even spell it. They’re taught that they have self-esteem, they’re taught that they’re wonderful little darlings, they’re taught all this, but they can’t even spell the word “self-esteem”!”

What is self esteem? It is a favorable opinion of oneself.

What is self respect? It is a proper sense of one’s own dignity and integrity.

A philosophy evolved in recent decades that somehow self-esteem can be imposed from the outside if you just keep telling a kid he or she is great. In fact, self esteem is a natural by product of self respect. One earns self respect by doing good things, by behaving well, by the making the world a better place.

Newt’s comments were spot on in the Arizona debate.

“Imagine there’s no liberals …” 2

By Tom Quiner

Brighten up your Thursday morning with this delicious parody of John Lennon’s song, “Imagine.”

I think this comes to us from Rush Limbaugh, but I discovered it on a delightful blog called “The Mad Jewess” (  This is a site by patriotic American girls.  Their slogan is: “We are extremely intolerant of Leftists, Atheists, Progressives, NAZIs, #OWS, O-BOTS, Paulans, and Godless FREAKS!”

So be forewarned! Tell them Quiner’s Diner sent you.