Financial journalist, author and founder of VDARE, Peter Brimelow has been the editor of many publications including National Review, Forbes and The Financial Post. Books include the national best-seller Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster. It’s a great honor to add his quote to our roster of Big-hitters Who Like Diversity Lane.
Mr. Brimelow’s site VDARE is currently the top internet source for scoping out issues of immigration and multiculturalism run amuck. Visit them here.
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Hope ‘n’ Change is like an alternate universe experience: all the news & latest headlines are the same as in our world, except they’re funny. John Boehner is here preparing to take the gavel from Pelosi, but this time he’s threatening her with it. New congressional Republicans read aloud from the Constitution, and in response a Democrat rises demonically from a bed a la “The Exorcist.” Creator Stilton Jarlsberg presents thorough highlights of what’s going down in the world in a style anything but smelly or European despite his name. It’s a blog I still go back to regularly and recommend highly, especially if you can’t stand leftists.
This letter was actually sent to Coakley prior to her failed bid for office in Massachusetts, by (who else) Jason Sanborn of the always fun Letters to Liberals blog.
Dear Martha Coakley,
It appears that you have been slipping in recent polls. The seemingly unthinkable now seems possible. You could lose this election and a seat that has been held by Democrats for many, many years. Your opponent, Scott Brown, has been receiving support from all around America and you are on your last day before the election.
In a last minute plea, you turn to the Great Divider for help. I suppose that you were unaware of his recent track record as you were unaware that Curt Schilling played for the Red Sox. Possibly you were too busy defending the citizens from Aqua Teen Hunger Force to notice that the Red Sox won in 2004 and 2007, note Schilling was in the line-up both years. Obama was not able to help either Deeds in Virginia or Corzine in New Jersey, yet in an act of desperation you were out of options.
This special election comes at an important time. A time when the People have an opportunity to send a message to Washington that the seat did not belong to Ted Kennedy but that he was endowed by the People to serve and represent them. This seat now has an opportunity to either hold the 60th vote for Democrat Socialism or to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America.
Be it only appropriate that our plea for freedom come on this day, to celebrate Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lord, hear our prayer. Let Freedom Ring from Lexington to Concord. Let Freedom Ring from Chatham to Great Williamstown. Let Freedom Ring from Amesbury to Siasconset. Let Freedom Ring in the State of Massachusetts to that all of America may hear Freedom Ring.
I implore you on January 19th when you go to the polls to cast your vote along with your fellow citizens of Massachusetts, that you think of Our Nation, One Nation under God and vote for Scott Brown.
From the soon to be former State of Texas
Hope ‘n’ Change is manned by suspiciously named author/artist Stilton Jarlsberg. He hates lefty Democrats, has a great sense of fun and possesses the largest collection of old graphic clip-art and cartoons known to man; what more could you ask for in a conservative blog? For extra credit he maintains a very regular running commentary on the news in a pithy, appropriately Obama-skewering tone that should keep you coming back for tomorrow’s installment. Super-creative and much recommended.
Here’s a real find: Chad Kent Speaks is a new website with short videos featuring young professional public speaker Chad’s exciting, down to earth approach to American government. You’ll come away from these a) interested all over again about our Founding Principles and b) wishing these videos were longer. Fortunately you can find more of his public speaking at the blog linked at this website and at Youtube where I found these. Highly recommended for you, your family and your kid who thinks he doesn’t care about dry historical stuff and what’s really in the Constitution but will learn that he does after hearing a couple of these vids. Liberals, beware: this stuff scoffs at the “living Constitution” concept and may be harmful to your self-delusions.
Don’t let the butterfly graphic at the top throw you off. There’s nothing airy or flighty about the Christian conservatism at two or three.net. This is a dynamic blog written by a highly articulate and very modern preacher and is perfect for exploring the links between culture, politics and religion. Read Daniel G’s (and some excellent contributors’) fresh takes on religion today, check out some of his fine sermons, and get up on the latest news– all at the same time. Highly recommended.
The original term “iron curtain” was coined by Churchill. (Winston, that is; the radical U of Colorado professor by the same name is irrelevant.) He didn’t have theater curtains in mind but considering the amount of persecution of non-liberals that goes on in the entertainment arts, maybe he should have. That’s why any conservative actor to emerge from that left-lurching, intellectually strait-jacketed world is such a welcome commodity. Confessions of a Closet Republican is the blog of just such an actor and I enjoy reading her thoughts regularly. So will you. Just don’t expect her to give her real name, though; like all conservatives in any of the arts, that would without question result in untold harassment at best and out and out blacklisting at worst a la Joseph McCarthy (though infinitely more widespread).
“Incognito” is smart and interesting– visit her site, I know you’ll like it.
Learn all about Lympians at SondraK.com! Before you start racking your memory of Native American studies or extra-terrestrial species, I’ll give you a hint: the term is short for Olympians, i.e. liberal types residing around Olympia, WA and apparently just as nutty as their brethren from Berkeley or Manhattan. Check in on Sondra K. as she fearlessly skewers these greener-than-green wackos in posts that are as edgy and fun as they are conservative.
I see the hot new blog Letters To Liberals as a series of elegantly phrased, impeccably well-groomed envelopes which once you open them turn out to be full of gun powder and dynamite. Creator Jason Sanborn understands the pestilence called Obama through and through, and in his drily delivered but scathingly mocking letters & etc. you can really learn a lot about what’s going down politically these days. Plus get a good laugh while you’re at it. Recommended!
There’s no better name for a blog or website than that, so I won’t even try to top it with a clever post title. I Own The World is a humor site for those who liked Airplane! and prefer their jazz real rather than “smooth.” When you tire of the ersatz-edginess of people like Letterman– whose worldview afterall fits neatly into the Katie Couric/Oprah Winfrey intellectual continuum– try this stuff. Nary a PC post to be found… breathe the air of Freedom!
The Desert Glows Green , manned by Vegas Art Guy, chronicles the day to day travails of a teacher (9th grade English class starts in the Fall) with a conservative and Christian outlook. Also a voracious reader with whom you can chat up the dozens of books he reads per quarter. If that scenario doesn’t provide enough drama for you, he’s also a man committed to maintaining good values and decency in his classes. (Below: one of the posters he’s thinking of putting up come September. See what I mean?) Swing by his spot, it’s impossible not to like this very smart, very good-natured teacher and master blog diarist.
The Barn is a fresh new blog I think a lot of my readers will appreciate. The writing is super-smart but edgy, big-hearted but pulling no punches. Even some fine rock music manages to find its way in, bolstering my longtime belief that it is conservatism, not left/liberalism, that most aptly reflects the true edgy spirit of rock. (In an age when the typical would-be “dangerous” rocker’s opinions conform rather closely to those of Katie Couric, my faith in the politico-ideological underpinnings of the current rock scene has been pretty well shattered.) Anyway, check out The Barn, you’ll have fun and learn a lot too.
This coming Tuesday, June 30, my interview with outstanding author and talk show host Paul A. Ibbetson will be aired on his lively show, The Conscience of Kansas. The interview is scheduled for 5:00 PM Central Time and can be heard on KSDB 91.9 “The Wildcat” in the Kansas area. It will also be available at Blog Talk Radio, or better yet go to Paul’s website The Conscience of Kansas around 5:00 PM Central this Tuesday and give a listen. The site is well worth bookmarking anyway: Paul’s got a fantastic backlog of interviews (Dinesh D’Sousa, Rick Santorum, Paul Shanklin, etc.) as well as editorials, columns and books he’s authored that can be purchased at the website. He’s a vital force in modern conservatism and I had a blast chatting with him about Diversity Lane.
You can’t get more Heartland than either Kansas or Paul A. Ibbetson, at his superb site The Conscience of Kansas. Author, lecturer, former Chief of Police and radio talker, he’s also currently working on his Ph.D– all while maintaining a great sense of humor. Bookmark his site– it’s got a wealth of highly interesting radio podcasts to keep handy for the next time Rush goes on too long about his latest golf game or Sean gets embroiled in conversation with a liberal nutcase. Also well worth investigating are his books, which I’ll be ordering this week. I left this smart, fun site feeling like I’d made a very impressive new friend.
I don’t know if Z, the guiding force behind supercool blog geeeeeZ! has any cheerleading in her past– but that’s the kind of zest she brings to this patriotic blog and that’s what helps put it over the top. A wonderful blend of conservatism, light-heartedness, artistic savvy and old-fashioned goodness, it’s one of those spots that leaves me both educated and in a good mood. Another big plus: some of the most fascinating commentors anywhere. She just seems to attract them.
In My Copious Free Time is one of those sites I think of as “good cuppa coffee blogs.” Like that morning cup of joe it’s an utterly warm and pleasant presence, all the while delivering that special jolt that sets it apart from, say, orange juice (or, to finish out the metaphor, from many other personal-reflection type blogs). Wes is a fine, thoughtful, creative writer, conservative, interesting, multifaceted and upbeat. You can’t do better than to stop in and check out his latest unique ruminations on politics, the culture and everything in between.