Stilton Jarlsberg, creator of Johnny Optimsm, is a little twisted, sure– but we like that. We think it’s original. More to the point, he’s non-PC and we like that even more. Jokes involving illnesses or physical challenges are supposed to be Wrong and Against The Rules and Mean… at least if you’re like most weepy lefties we know. As for the rest of mankind, i.e. those of us who aren’t afraid to laugh over the human comedy in all its fascinating permutations and who refuse to cower in some PC corner– Johnny Optimism is just plain outside-the-box fun. More here.
You can’t get much more Heartland than Oklahoma and we always did love the Heartland. Now it’s comin’ through for us bigtime. Urban Tulsa Weekly out of Tulsa, Oklahoma just picked up Diversity Lane as a regular weekly ‘toon in both its popular hardcopy edition seen all over town and its PDF edition available online. This is a hot weekly with lots of great columns and up-to-date coverage of sports, arts, dining & more. With their young & happening conservative flair, we’re mighty proud to be in their pages.
Check it out here— great piece by journalist Joe Hatton.
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.
SondraK’s astounding blog is one of the two or three most entertaining spots on the web, it’s now been scientifically proven. She digs up photos, issues and things to laff about better than anybody and comments on them with fun, hard-to-describe edginess. This photo and the caption below give a hint at the kind of no-holds-barred smokin’ original conservative observation that goes down here at breakneck speed. Check it out as soon as possible, ignore it at your own risk.
Angry, angry art.
Via David Thompson, we learn of an amusing protest at the Tate museum, in which we see a fascinating breakdown in lefty logic.
David expands on it well but the long and short of it is, the protesters who are pissed that the government is cutting funding – i.e. tax dollars – to the Tate are the same bunch who, not so long ago, protested the acceptance of funding from BP estimated at nearly 500,000 pounds, or crumpets, or whatever they use for money in middle earth. The money is only acceptable if it’s taken by force.
We also see a complete breakdown of the “svelte & sexy European vs. fat pasty American” trope.
Dr. Jamie Glazov of Frontpage Magazine has just published what Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney calls “the most important book in America.” After reading the full review by Richard Perle at Frontpage it hardly sounds like an overstatement. From Perle’s review:
“In this extraordinary collection of interviews, Jamie Glazov demonstrates that consistent, searching questions can both enrich and impart coherence to disparate answers: for what emerges from 29 interviews conducted over eight years is an illuminating and important commentary on the largest issues facing America and the West.
It is a commentary whose preoccupation reflects history—Jamie’s Glazov’s history, rich in the issues of identity, freedom, truth telling and courage. Jamie, it may be said, has had rather more history than he needed—as a man whose parents were dissidents in the Soviet Union and who was taught the values of freedom and the courage to fight for it from the beginning. It is no wonder that he is so wholly absorbed in understanding and opposing, radical, political Islam and its apologists. Today’s “useful idiots,” like those who preceded them, are drawn almost entirely from the Left. Indeed, many of the individuals are the same, as is the intellectual foundation of their obsessive disdain for the liberal values of an open society. In one way or another nearly all the interviews in this book touch on the readiness of the Left, in an often ludicrous pursuit of political correctness, to accept, and even to advance, the Islamist agenda that has replaced communism as the principal threat to western values and civilization…”
Diversity Lane would like to thank VDARE, the courageous website supported by former Forbes editor Peter Brimelow and his VDARE Foundation. Focusing on illegal immigration and related issues, this is one of the most stunningly honest and therefore important sites I know of and it was a great honor to receive their attention in this recent piece.
Thanks To Frontpage Magazine for this piece, which ran at the website earlier this week. I’m most grateful to founder David Horowitz, editor Jamie Glazov and all involved at Frontpage, easily one of the world’s most important and courageous websites for many years now.
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.
You can bring a little sunshine into a wounded vet’s life by donating to Help Hospitalized Veterans. This great non-profit organization was established for the purpose of distributing therapeutic arts & crafts kits, free of charge, to patients receiving care at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers, state nursing homes for veterans and military hospitals. Since 1971, HHV has delivered nearly 25 million kits valued at $402 million. That’s a lot of sunshine. If you’ve been feeling like thanking our great vets for all their selfless service to the rest of us, this is a terrific way of doing it.