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Saturday, December 05, 2009

'Climategate' Hits Hollywood! Algore in the Middle of It

In a most interesting turn of events, the Climategate scandal has hit Hollywood, but only because 2 major Hollywood conservatives are demanding that Algore return his Oscar for An Inconvenient Truth, which contributed to world-wide hysteria based upon a hoax.

Columbia Conservative Examiner reports the story.

Still, after 14 days since the scandal broke, still nary word from ABC, CBS, and NBC.

This May Well Be the ONE THING You Will Hear That Will Save Your Life

One of the most respected and trusted names in journalism today, Mike McCarville, has a link to a news story video that may well be the ONE THING that will save your life one day.

Listen to this chilling 911 call and realize that calling 911 in these situations WILL NOT SAVE YOUR LIFE!

This is why it is of utmost importance to buy a firearms, learn to use it, practice with it, and be ready.

"How Bad Is It?"--Not for Children or Faint of Heart!

Patriots have been sounding the warning bells like crazy of late, warning of danger that looms closer and closer. Some of us have warned about this long before Obama was elected to office.

And just how bad is it?

Western Rifle Shooters Association posts links that will tell you plainly just how bad it is.

But beware! Some of the embedded links in the articles he posts are NOT FOR YOUNG EYES and certainly not for the faint of heart. But the truth is the truth, and informed citizens must be informed.

Treating Gun Owners Like Sex Offenders

The Bloomington Herald-Times of Indiana has been engaged in a smear campaign against gun owners, treating them like sex offenders. It seems this is the real reason behind their campaign to publish the names of concealed carry license holders.

David Codrea has all of the latest.

A 3rd Economic Bailout by Obama and the Dems

What is being touted as a '2nd economic stimulus' is actually the 3rd. The 1st was in the waning days of the George W. Bush Administration. The 2nd was in the early days of the Obama Administration.

And now yet another package is reportedly already in the pipeline to the tune of 80 billion bucks.

Let's get down to the brass tacks. Government meddling in the economy thus far has done nothing but send us further down the tubes. This kind of reckless government spending is simply unconscionable.

Whatever funds are leftover from TARP I and TARP II should be used to pay down the debt, NOT run up more debt.

Christmas Memories With Perry Como

A famed New York City music critic once said, 'The Christmas season doesn't officially start until Perry Como sings 'Ave Maria' on TV.'

The Christmas season always evokes memories of famed singer Perry Como. As I have mentioned before Como had a home in one of my old stomping grounds, Saluda, North Carolina, and he was often seen by townspeople in the area getting his mail at the post office or dining with his wife at the Caro-Mi Restaurant.

For nearly fifty years, Christmas became synonymous with Perry Como, as his annual Christmas specials were a must-see for generations of Americans who fell in love with the Como style of crooning their favorite carols, hymns, and winter fun-songs. Como started this tradition all the way back in 1948 when he was host of a weekly television program. Even after the crooner was no longer hosting his own weekly program, the ABC network would still carry the famed 'Perry Como Christmas Specials' each year.

Often going on location to various parts of the world to tape these yearly specials, Como would treat his viewers to memorable holiday experiences of Christmas in Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Ireland, and other countries. One music critic once wrote in the New York Times, 'Christmas doesn't start for me until I hear Perry Como sing "Ave Maria" on television.' And when ABC decided to pull the plug on the annual specials in 1987, the Dallas Morning News wrote, 'If Perry Como is removed from Christmas, can Santa Claus be far behind?'

Born as Pierino Ronald Como in 1912, Perry worked for a barbershop as a teenager to earn extra money after school. Later he owned his own barbershop. The men of Como's hometown of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania were sometimes treated to a song as the popular barber cut their hair. The 'singing barber' would later audition for a traveling band that eventually landed him an enviable position as vocalist for the famed Ted Weems band.

When Weems' band disbanded in the early 1940s, NBC offered Como a position to appear as a regular along with female vocalist Jo Stafford on the old Chesterfield Supper Club radio program. Later the program moved to NBC television on Friday evenings with Como as the sole host.

It was at this time that the crooner began to amass a string of million-seller hits for RCA Records, including, 'Till the End of Time,' 'Temptation,' 'Hot Diggidy Dog Ziggidy Boom,' 'Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes,' 'Papa Loves Mambo,' 'Because,' and many more.

By the 1950s Como's weekly television program had been moved to compete with Ed Sullivan and Jackie Gleason on Sunday evenings. During those years Como would more often than not draw more viewers than Sullivan or Gleason. In fact, Como and Gleason had an ongoing friendly competition during which whoever would win the night's ratings would call the other on Monday to gloat.

For years Bing Crosby had been the host of radio's Kraft Music Hall. When Kraft decided to create a television counterpart to their popular radio show, they tapped Perry Como as host. Thus, from 1955 until 1963, viewers were treated to the hugely popular 'Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall.' It was here that Perry became known simply as 'Mr. C.'

Who can forget the segment of the show where Perry would sing a melancholic love ballad dressed in a trench coat while seated in front of a microphone? This memorable segment would be introduced by background singers who would plead softly and pensively, 'Sing for me, Mr. C, sing for me....just for me, Mr. C, just for me...'

The 50s brought even more million-sellers for Perry Como, including 'Round and Round,' 'Magic Moments,' and a song for which he won a Grammy in 1958, 'Catch a Falling Star.'

During the 1920s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and even 60s, easy-listening 'lounge-style' singers came a dime a dozen. It took something special to rise to the top of the pack. Perry Como had that something special. Many critics have written that his voice was undoubtedly the best among the singers from that era. He could belt out a crescendo with the best of them in a song like 'Temptation' and yet switch to a soft, smooth, and melancholic melody such as 'It's Impossible' with equal ease.

By the way, the song, 'It's Impossible,' became a million seller for Perry in 1970 when rock was king.

In fact, in an era in which rock and roll was taking over the airwaves and dominating the music scene, Como remained popular through it all. In the midst of the Beetles, the Stones, Credence Clearwater Revival, the Doobie Brothers, and Three Dog Night, along comes Como with 'And I Love You So,' which became a major top 40 hit in 1973 when Como was 60 years of age. This remarkable love ballad earned Como a Grammy nomination for best male vocal performance, and within the year Perry had earned a Gold Record with the song.

Como's success continued in the 1980s. His Christmas album of 1983 was certified Gold. This is the recording that contains some Como re-makes of previous Christmas hits, such as 'Ave Maria,' 'Chestnuts Roasting By an Open Fire,' and 'White Christmas.'

The album also contained a few new songs that Como introduced into the holiday music genre--'My Christmas Dream,' and 'Christ is Born,' which was penned by a Roman Catholic priest who was a friend of Perry.

This lovely melody is only outmatched by the touching lyrics and the heart-gripping Como voice...

'It is He, Christ Who Is Born Today,
Hear Him crying in the manger,
King of heaven, Son of God,
Allelujah, Allelujah....'

During the 1980s Como was honored by RCA Records for being one of only a handful of soloists who had sold 100 million records. During that same decade he was one of the Kennedy Center for the Arts honorees for lifetime achievement.

Como gave his last concert in Ireland in 1994. Already in his 80s and showing the wear and tear of age, he was yet treated like a King by the residents of the country. A parade was held in his honor. A sold-out arena gave a coronation-like ovation as the famed crooner made his way down the middle of the hall, led by a troop of smiling children. The President of Ireland, Mary Rowlinson, was in attendance that night.

The audience was appreciative of each song the beloved Mr. C. gave them that evening, but when Como sang, 'And I Love You So,' it was as if the old Como charm from his youth was re-ignited. His voice came alive on the chorus, 'And yes, I know how lonely life can be...' The audience gave him an ovation right in the middle of the song. It was as if the venerable crooner was back in 1973 singing that song again for the first time. The crowd's reaction only egged him on as he treated them to yet another chorus of the song, demonstrating that even in his 80s the old Como magic was still there.

Mr. Como died in his sleep at his home in Jupiter, Florida in 2001, at the age of 89.

The town of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania had erected a statue in his honor a few years previously.

I know that I am biased, but in my humble opinion there has never been a greater singer in American popular music. There has never been a nicer guy in 'the business.' To this day I still miss him, but especially when Christmas comes...

Friday, December 04, 2009

VooDoo Mathematics with the Jobless Rate

It looks like our illustrious master magicians of voodoo mathematics are at it again with regard to the jobless figures.

Columbia Conservative Examiner has the story.

While our liars in chief explain that the 'recession' is ending, we continue along in Depression-era unemployment figures.

Sorry For the Lack of Posting Today, Folks...

Hello my good friends! Hope you had a great day.

I apologize for the lack of posting today...a lot is going on behind the scenes.

As you know I am getting ready to launch 2 new initiatives soon--'The Liberty Sphere Report' on video, and 'The Liberty Sphere Forum,' which will involve sponsoring seminars, conferences, luncheons, dinners, debates, and such--all in order to push the conservative message of maximum individual liberty, gun rights, low taxes, small government, free markets, and strong national defense.

Some of you may be asked to get involved, particularly those to whom I have linked for stories in the Roundup and in other posts. I may want to use some of you to tell your story, share your expertise, and otherwise 'hold forth' on your political passions.

More information will be forthcoming in due time...

Thursday, December 03, 2009

BREAKING! Senate Dems Successfully Keep 500 Billion in Medicare Cuts in HC Bill

This is a breaking news alert from the U.S. Senate.

Senate Democrats have successfully defeated attempts by GOP Senators to strip the HC bill of drastic cuts in Medicare.

Thus, the original $500 billion dollars in cuts to Medicare proposed by Obama and the Democrats will remain in the healthcare bill.

Second Amendment News Roundup for 12/3/09

Focusing on guns, politics, and news of interest, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Vanderboegh is now home from the hospital and he give us this update.

Standing By has an excellent roundup on the Climate-gate scandal.

Conservative Libertarian Outpost alerts us to some anti-gun shenanigans being conducted by the Obamanoids with regard to gun rights and ObamaCare.

Caleb at Gun Nuts has initiated the retaliation against the latest newspaper that dares publish the names of concealed carry holders. As always, we gunnies believe in tit-for-tat. Caleb has a database of the dreaded 'authorized journalists' who are a threat to Constitutional rights!

Tam reports news on a Tennessee gun company that is in hot water with the Feds.

Western Rifle Shooters Association presents a MUST-read on 'the Tactics of Tyranny.'

Days of our Trailers suggests the perfect Christmas gift. Take a look.

The Rustmeister has news of a wonderful gesture initiated by Papa Johns Pizza.

Kurt Hofmann has a MUST-read on the fact that to some people, merely advocating for gun rights is 'an act of terrorism.' How did the USA wind up producing such vermin?

From Free in Idaho: 'The Loser in Chief.' Nuff said.

Our sincere condolences go to GunRights4US in the death of his brother. He and his family need your prayers.

Meeting on the Green does a follow-up on the notion of Congressman Joe Wilson that 'O' is a liar. And he has plenty of proof to back it up!

David Codrea posts a highly intriguing read entitled, 'What Does the Tiger Woods Story Tell Us About Gun Control?'

Say Uncle presents '4th Generation Glock Stuff.' Good reading for gunnies.

Robb Allen shows us some firearms stuff he wants to try out for himself.

Sebastian reports the ominous news that yet another state is considering 'microstamping.' UGH!! When does it end???

Way Up North describes for us what 'global warming' is like way up north in Alaska.

Nicki posts a special message to 'those who still don't get it.' I can't say that I blame her at all.

Alphecca provides the latest news on McDonald v. Chicago before SCOTUS.

Notoriously Conservative shows us a video that highlights the importance of respecting the power of the gun. Young shooters note!

Update on Status of Healthcare Bill in Senate

So, now that the healthcare bill is being debated in the U.S. Senate, what is its current status?

Columbia Conservative Examiner has the story.

It seems the bill has hit a few snags.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009


I am pleased to announce a brand new endeavor being launched by The Liberty Sphere in 2010. It's called 'The Liberty Sphere Forum.'

The Forum will sponsor a series of conferences, seminars, debates, and political luncheons and dinners featuring major speakers--all emphasizing conservative principles such as maximum individual liberty, low taxes, gun rights, small government, free markets, and strong national defense.

Our very first event is still in the planning stage, but I will keep you informed of our progress.

Tea Party members, Oath Keepers, 912 members, gun rights enthusiasts, and conservative Republicans, Democrats, Independents, and Libertarians will find these gatherings of great value.

As you can see, your donations to my work here are being used for a concrete purpose--to take our message up to a new and distinct level. And you can be a part of it IN PERSON!

Stay tuned for updates...

Second Amendment News Roundup for 12/2/09

Focusing on guns, politics, and news of interest, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

David Codrea starts us off with interesting reading today, entitled, 'Would You Send a Gun to Defend a British Home?'

Kurt Hofmann gives us the latest update on the gun-grabbing evil perpetrated by one Senator Frank Lautenberg.

Speaking of gun-grabbing evil, this witch passed herself off as a friend of gun owners only to turn against them as soon as she was appointed to her Senate seat by the friendly Democrats in New York.

Conservative Libertarian Outpost has 3 MUST-reads today that are of utmost importance:
1. Bloggers Beware! FCC is now watching us!
2. SCOTUS has scheduled a major gun rights case.
2. Gun Ban Considered at Colorado State University.

Days of our Trailers reports that YET ANOTHER MAYOR who belongs to 'the Bastard's' Mayors Against Guns has been convicted of a crime.

Brigid posts another great one entitled, 'Reflections from a Sphere Spinning in Space.'

GunRights4US provides the must-read quote of the day from the great Thomas Sowell.

Way Up North wonders if the U.S. President is busy preparing for citizen uprisings. Something to think about.

Tam makes a very appropriate comment about the editorial staff of the Bloomington, Indiana Herald-Times concerning its stance on making public concealed carry permits.

Say Uncle
follows up on the Herald-Times story with an excellent suggestion for gun owners. Read it all.

Gun Nuts has the recap and downloads from last night's edition of Gun Nuts Radio, in case you missed it.

Sebastian provides a most interesting read on gun rights in Pennsylvania history.

Standing By reams Obama and company for steadfastly clinging to a hoax.

Ride Fast and Shoot Straight posts a reminder about the necessity for values and ethics in scientific enquiry, or else the whole thing is a sham.

Nicki alerts us to the 'racist a**hole of the day.' Take a look!

To the Global Warming Freaks--It's Over, Go Home

It's all unraveling now.

Columbia Conservative Examiner takes a look at the latest on 'climate-gate.'

But even with overwhelming proof that the entire 'global warming' hysteria was trumped up using manipulated data, the 'true believers' still spout their drivel.

Great News from Mike Vanderboegh

Vanderboegh is alive and well, and progressing nicely, following a heart catherization. We are very happy to hear this good news.

Apparently, the blockage is in only one artery, at 40%, and the problem can be controlled with better management of hypertension.

But, why don't I just let him tell you himself! Go over there and read by clicking HERE.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Second Amendment News Roundup for 12/1/09

Focusing on guns, politics, and news of interest, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

CNS has 2 MUST-reads right off the bat:
1. Senate HC bill will force millions of families to pay $2100 more in insurance premiums.
2. WH dismisses Climate-gate because 'most people believe in global warming.' ROFL!!
And what if most people believed in the tooth fairie?

Kurt Hofmann has a quite interesting read entitled, 'Defending Gun Rights by Rejecting Original Intent?'

David Codrea posts an eye-popping read on a Black police group that has endorsed the same types of gun control measures as slave owners!

Rev. Kharma is back after a rather lengthy absence and posts this excellent piece on the Navy Seals and their arrest for simply doing their jobs.

Pax Parabellum provides interesting reading on 'A Charlie Brown Christmas.' BTW, did you hear Obama's speech tonight may preempt that show? How convenient for the closet Muslim!

Breda posts all the info on tonight's edition of Gun Nuts Radio. Tune in!

Tam alerts us to a billboard that portrays the sentiments of millions of Americans right now. You MUST see this.

Say Uncle issues a warning that requires immediate action concerning the availability of ammunition. This is the time for activism.

The Herald-Times of Bloomington, Indiana is the source of the latest controversy over the database of concealed carry permits. Here, the newspaper 'explains' its position, as far as it goes.

Robb Allen has a link to something all you guys need to see. And I mean guys of the male variety. Yep. All you men really need to see this. It'll do you good. lol I feel better myself!

The Wandering Minstrel reminds us of the Beretta's 25th anniversary in the military.

Texas Fred provides the news and commentary on the story that police have shot and killed the suspect in the Washington state cop killings.

Walls of the City comments on alcohol consumption and guns. Don't the 2 just automatically go together? Well, maybe not at the same time...

Pam Geller provides pictorial proof that Sarah Palin is hitting it out of the ballpark on her book tour.

Alphecca notes one more good reason why NBC SUCKS!!!

Armed Citizen has a MUST-read on the healthcare bill currently being debated in the Senate. A constitutional attorney highlights the disturbing provisions of the bill and says it's much worse than most people think.

Bush Tax Cuts to Expire; Exposing Obama's Lies

Get set for a doozy today my friends.

In my column at Columbia Conservative Examiner not only do I warn of the coming largest tax increase in history with the expiration of the Bush tax cuts, but I expose the lies of Obama and his minions with regard to tax rates and the legacy of Ronald Reagan.

These clowns have NO claim to the Reagan legacy!

Monday, November 30, 2009

New Feature...Coming Soon to The Liberty Sphere

Coming soon:

'The Liberty Sphere Report' on video.

A daily video of political commentary provided by yours truly, Anthony G. Martin.

These video clips will feature brief, to the point, and riveting commentary on the major political news of the day...content that goes beyond the written commentary of Columbia Conservative Examiner and The Liberty Sphere.

The videos will be hard-hitting, no-nonsense, but civil.
Let's get ready to mix it up. Conservatives need to go on the offensive.

I will update you the closer we get to the launching date.

Second Amendment News Roundup for 11/30/09

Focusing on guns, politics, and news of interest, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

David Codrea has a most important read today on the fact that the union, SEIU, wants Americans disarmed. Why? David examines the answers.

Mike Vanderboegh needs our prayers. He is now in the hospital in Birmingham, where his heart condition is being evaluated.

Kurt Hofmann reports that 'the Bastard's' anti-gun policies in NYC are racist.

Western Rifle Shooters Association provides all of the info on the national Second Amendment March, which will take place in D.C. on April 19, 2010.

Conservative Libertarian Outpost reports that the cult of Obama is now coming apart at the seams. It's about time!

Texas Fred comments on the shooting in Washington State, which left 4 police officers dead.

Way Up North has 'Sunday's Sermon' on the stupidity of failing to call a spade a spade, especially with regard to 'terrorism.' And he has a perfect example from the Russian train bombing that highlights the double-standard of the state-run media (SRM).

Standing By has more on the 'climate-gate' scandal, showing that the whole thing from the start was a sham that has practically destroyed the credibility of science as it is communicated by major scientists.

CNS reminds us that the Senate opens debate on the ominous ObamaCare-PelosiCare-Reidcare legislation TODAY.

Mike McCarville reports that the latest poll show Rush Limbaugh to be the most influential conservative voice in America.

Free in Idaho has a great read on liberty and responsibility.

GunRights4US provides essential reading on the coming of a new Caesar--the result of decades of 'progressive thinking' that has led us to the brink of totalitarianism.

Tam comments on ammo prices and thinks it may be time to crank up the reloading press.

The Newbius Papers finally got a blog-meet set up for those in Northern Virginia.

Days of our Trailers says that no matter who the GOP and the Democrats choose to run for Illinois Governor, supporters of the Second Amendment are going to get screwed.

The Rustmeister posts a load of info on guns, ammo, prices, availability, etc, etc. Take a look.

Say Uncle alerts us to yet another newspaper that dares to publish the names of concealed carry permit holders. You know what to do.

Sebastian has the latest news on the assault weapons ban and the Obama Administration.

Ride Fast and Shoot Straight provides extremely important reading on the growing militarization of the nation's law enforcement agencies. Folks, this is dreadfully serious!

Michelle Malkin shows us that now that Christmas season is here, it's open season yet again on the holiday by those who are determined to rid the society of this significant period not just for Christians but our entire Judeo-Christian culture.

Palin-Bashers Prove They're Scared of Her

If I had any doubt that the vitriolic hatred of Sarah Palin is driven by abject fear, those doubts are now totally obliterated.

Read the latest at Columbia Conservative Examiner.

It is one thing to intellectually question Palin's suitability for national office. It is quite another to engage in the over-the-top character-assassination designed to destroy her and her family.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sarah Palin--'Life on the Rogue'

Now that Sarah Palin has hit the road to promote her new book, 'Going Rogue,' Front Page Magazine takes an in-depth look at Palin, providing a balanced view of her strengths and weaknesses.

I discuss the article, as well as Palin's value to the political scene, in my column today at Columbia Conservative Examiner.

We can often tell a lot about the value or lack of value of a potential candidate by who lines up against him/her. I hope you find the article thought-provoking.

And NOW They Harass Gun Owners...

David Codrea reports this morning that the globalist cops that are involved in the Chicago Gun Case claim that it is entirely reasonable to 'keep Americans disarmed.'

That such sentiments exist in the Leftist-Progressive-liberty-hating Chicago is no surprise. But Obama and company wish to sign a U.N. treaty that will trump the U.S. Constitution on gun rights, thus giving our rights away to globalists.

And now the International Police Chiefs Association, in collusion with the anti-gun Joyce Foundation, has also thrown its support to those groups that wish to disarm Americans.

Thus, a 2-pronged attack has been launched--against free speech and the First Amendment, and against gun rights and the Second Amendment.

Geller: Homeland Security Brownshirts Harass a Church Pastor

So you doubt that free speech is actually endangered in this country?


Pastor David Manning, an Black preacher in New York City and outspoken critic of Barack Obama, was paid a visit by CIA Agents and 2 NYPD detectives.

Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs has the story, along with a video of Pastor Manning explaining some of his remarks.

By the way, the Reverend stated that he fully expects to be arrested very soon for merely speaking his mind.

And the Bragging Rights go to.....

...the University of South Carolina Gamecocks!

South Carolina pulled off a stunning and convincing upset over cross-state rivals, the Clemson Tigers, by a score of 34-17.

Clemson ends the season with an 8-4 record and will go to the ACC championship with Georgia Tech next week.

South Carolina finishes the year with a 7-5 record and is thus in line to receive a bowl invitation.

"Life Sharply Lived"

If want to read something this morning that is as uniquely striking as it is brilliantly written, head on over to Brigid's Home on the Range.

Life's sharp edges are often painful but they make us what we are today.