David Huntwork

Rush and Race
Preparedness: Hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst
Wikileaks War
The Rise of the Tea Party
Why I Signed The Manhattan Declaration
Boycott The One
Into a Twisted Future with Gary Wolf
We Shall Not Go Quietly Into The Night
Dancing Under the Ugandan Skies - A Book Review
The 99 Most Memorable, Interesting and Outrageous Political Quotes of 2008
Obama's Natural Born Problem
The Giggle Monster Lost His Giggle (A children's story)
Victory at any Price
The History of the Huntwork Clan
Palin and those "scary" Christians
Our "Little Barracuda"
Civility at Saddleback
The Top Ten Reasons Obama Should Not Be President
The Coming Fascist State
You're to Blame for Everything
Hillary's Close Call
The Jerry Springer Party
Christianity, Obama, Identity Politics and Liberation Theology
Tis the Season to be PC
I Am NOT An Animal
The Sad Saga of Amanda Marcotte
The Left attempts to define Political Correctness
In Defense of Blackwater and the Modern Day Merc
Some Thoughts on the Senate Sleepover and the Iraq War
The Salt Lake Shooter and Sudden Jihad Syndrome
Successes and Setbacks in the "Long War"
The Rise of the Anti-Jihadists
The Little Boy and the Magic Snowman (A Children's Story)
Exploiting Children in the Name of Climate Change
Workshop of the Second Self: A Book Review
The Mystery of 9-11, Dr. Graham and Jamal Khan
2996: A tribute to the victims of 9-11
Myths (and Truths) of the Illegal Immigration Invasion
Out of Control Teacher Reinstated after Anti-US Rant
Alternating Worlds: A Book Review
Defending Christmas
The Execution of Terri Schiavo
The Saga of SpongeBob SquarePants
Civility at Saddleback
Embedded Reporters: A Bad Idea
Death of a Monster: Yasser Arafat
Immigrations Unarmed Invasion
Post 47 and RAthERGATE
September 11th: Lives Lost and Lessons Learned
An Alliance of Evil
The Holy Land - A Book Review
The Nature of the Enemy
The Embracer: A Book Review
Final Battle of the Culture Wars
They Say Trevor Made a Mockery of MLK Day
Did You Lie to Your Kids at Christmas?
The Twists and Turns of the Jessica Lynch Story
Valley of the Dry Bones
Rush and Race
What's Wrong with the Caucasion Club?
The Seductive Temptress
A Just War
Living the Bill of Rights
The Institutionalism of Liberalism
Triumph of the Bush Doctrine
New Alliances for a New Century
The Real Reason for the Iraq War
The Family Historian
There Once Was A Little Brown Bug (A Children's Story)
Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan
The U.N. Agenda
Powell the Pacifist

"I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. They're interested in black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well. I think there's a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of his team that he really didn't deserve. The defense carried this team."

That was Rush Limbaughs ever so memorable observation on ESPNs NFL Sunday Countdown about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb.

The furor and backlash has been tremendous and overpowering. The reaction of the mainstream media was predictably extreme, hysterical and hateful. The headlines on every network and in every newspaper screamed about the uttering of a racial remark by Rush. Everyone from presidential wannabes to 3rd string bench warmers unleashed a furious condemnation of the statement.

Even this mighty oak of the conservative movement could not survive the ensuing firestorm and was quickly forced to resign from the show.

A host of publications and online news sources went so far as to call his comments a racial slur and Rush himself a racist. Dick Meyer, editorial director of CBSNews.com, was quick to weigh in. "Am I delighted to see Rush Limbaugh attacked, ridiculed and forced out of his ESPN gig?" Meyer asked. "Absolutely, justice is being served. The NAACP rather predictably called the comments "bigoted and ignorant. Wesley Clark decided to join the effort of making a mountain out of a molehill by calling the comment "hateful and ignorant speech. Not to be outdone Howard Dean chimed in with the observation that it was "absurd and offensive. And that beacon of racial unity, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, told The Associated Press that Limbaugh's remarks were "a painful insult". The knee jerk assumption that bringing up the subject of well known racial preferences is akin to a racial epithet is both illogical and unfair.

The mistake that the king of talk radio made was not in his logic but in his choice of subject matter for a sports show. Race is the deadly third rail of both politics and popular culture. Right or wrong, the facts of the matter mean absolutely nothing. The only true sin is to go against the grain and question the politics, preferences, and agendas of race in modern society.

The simple days of Just the facts, maam, have been hopelessly diluted with hyper-sensitivity, political correctness and racial advocacy.

As the initial furor died down logic and statistics have started to actually enter into the debate. Lo and behold, many have come around to the viewpoint that Rush was right, at least in regards to McNabb being an overrated quarterback. Though there is always room for argument it does appear that Donovan McNabb is an over-hyped mediocre quarterback who has been carried by his defense, sports no super bowl ring and has been given undue attention by sports writers because of his skin color. And thanks to the Jesse Jacksons and Al Sharptons in our midst there is little real dispute that the NFL has been obsessed about the issue of black coaches as well as black quarterbacks.

Instead of rushing to check the facts the media rushed to judge the man who has spent a lifetime using logic and humor to combat hysteria and irrationality.

The real question is whether Rush Limbaugh should have injected social commentary into a sports show. The answer is no. Is it a worthy topic that should be addressed? Absolutely. But it should have been brought up at a more appropriate time and place than on a lightweight pre-game show. I would have to think that the syndicated Rush Limbaugh radio program would have been the ideal vehicle for a national exploration of media, race and sports. But alas, that was not to be.

There is plenty of blame to go around. ESPN and the world of sports should have expected, anticipated and perhaps even welcomed a bit of controversy by hiring the best known political radio personality in the country. One has to wonder at the shock and surprise everyone seemed to exhibit when Rush chose to rock the boat a bit. This is a man who has made a huge career, not to mention untold millions, by not being politically correct and by not being afraid to challenge the sacred cows of the Left. It was just a matter of time.

The simple truth is that if you are a conservative white male you are not allowed to utter a word on race. The subject is taboo. Crying racist is simply a tried and true method to stifle true intellectual debate. Those who have attempted to set the national agenda on race do not want any questioning of their goals, motives or tactics and will ruthlessly squash those who dare to challenge the status quo. Race should be a subject that is discussed openly and freely without the constant threat of personal destruction and character assassination. In the end, both Rush Limbaugh and the search for truth will carry on.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

- President Ronald Reagan

 ”I will not cede more power to the state. I will not willingly cede more power to anyone, not to the state, not to General Motors, not to the CIO. I will hoard my power like a miser, resisting every effort to drain it away from me. I will then use my power, as I see fit. I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth. That is a program of sorts, is it not? It is certainly program enough to keep conservatives busy, and Liberals at bay. And the nation free.”

—William F. Buckley Jr.

"Liberals want to regulate just about everything: where we live, what fuels we use, what car we drive, whether we can drive or be forced to use government mass transit, where we send our kids to school, what doctor we see, and even to what extent we express our approval or disapproval of others’ lifestyles. It’s hard to find something liberals don’t want to regulate. Is that a world you want to live in?” 

"At such a time in history, we who are free must proclaim anew our faith. This faith is the abiding creed of our fathers. It is our faith in the deathless dignity of man, governed by eternal moral and natural laws. This faith defines our full view of life. It establishes, beyond debate, those gifts of the Creator that are man’s inalienable rights, and that make all men equal in His sight. "

Dwight D. Eisenhower

"And if we elect a government that subverts or weakens or ends our war against terrorism, we can count on this: We will soon face enemies that will make 9/11 look like stubbing our toe, and they will attack us with the confidence and determination that come from knowing that we don’t have the will to sustain a war all the way to the end."

- Orson Scott Card

"In response to skyrocketing gas prices, liberals say, practically in unison, 'We can’t drill our way out of this crisis.”' What does that mean? This is like telling a starving man, 'You can’t eat your way out of being hungry!'  'You can’t water your way out of drought!' 'You can’t sleep your way out of tiredness!' 'You can’t drink yourself out of dehydration!' Seriously, what does it mean? Finding more oil isn’t going to increase the supply of oil? It is the typical Democratic strategy to babble meaningless slogans, as if they have a plan. Their plan is: the permanent twilight of the human race. "

-Ann Coulter

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
-Samuel Adams