David Huntwork

Our "Little Barracuda"
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

The various factions of the Left have decided to “pounce” on McCain’s VP pick, Sarah Palin. What’s hilarious is that every one of the complaints about Palin by the yapping Democratic attack dogs can and should be applied directly to Obama. McCains vice presidential selection is more experienced and more qualified for the presidency than the Democratic nominee himself. That should tell you something.

They’ve basically got a glorified “I vote present” Illinois state senator running for the highest office in the land while they are complaining about a governor and, might I add, the only person on either ticket with actual governing experience. Palin stands in stark contrast to an Obama who has abundantly more baggage and a disturbingly tainted and problematic past.

I say burn the naysayers and doomsayers at the stake. It was a bold and fine pick Mr. McCain. Palin has a backbone of steel, is fiercely independent, strong minded and witty and has created her own success in life. Let the bully boys and the pit bulls circle and growl, but Palin should do you proud. McCain has to be willing to be bold, calculating and willing to take risks. Whether the Palin pick will make much of a difference remains to be seen but the maverick continues to surprise and impress as the campaign goes on. He has done remarkably well and far better than many initially thought he might. This election is Obama's to lose but the "inevitability" factor has almost completely dissipated and his pick of Biden was one born out of desperation, panic and weakness in response from increasingly effective McCain campaign strategies.

With this one pick, McCain has snapped the conservative base back into place (she is loved by pro-lifers, evangelicals, gun rights advocates, and the lovers of Liberty everywhere) and also managed to reach out to every middle class, working soccer mom type that may have considered Hillary at one time or another. It softens the appearance of the ticket, helps eliminate the “novelty” factor of an Obama candidacy, and also guarantees that history will also be made on November 4th with a McCain victory.

The low blow name-calling that is already being bantered about by Democratic talking heads is already borderline sexist and certainly joins the ‘ageism’ so evident in the attacks on John McCain. The “party of tolerance” is in fact often a very intolerant group of hypocrites and conservatives like myself never tire in pointing that out. That is just one of the many, many reasons why I do not subscribe to the intellectually and morally barren “progressive” ideology.

Here are a couple of things you may not know about Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

In high school Palin was known as “Sarah Barracuda” by her classmates due to her fierce competitiveness on the basketball court. Her oldest son is in the army and is being deployed to Iraq . She was the 2nd runner up for the Miss Alaska title. She is known as a political outsider and maverick, loves mooseburgers, is witty, smart and is considered squeaky clean in a political climate that often oozes with corruption.

Politics can be really fun at times. This is one of those times. The “Right” has been so concerned about McCain yet have faithfully, if reluctantly, backed his “Nobama” candidacy. They have been scared to death of Obama and his vision of an apparent womb to the tomb socialist, Utopian state complete with hamster wheel powered vehicles and torch and pitchfork pogroms against all those who are white, bitter, Bible believing, gun owners who hesitate to hire illegals to clean their plastic wading pools. They don’t want to be micromanaged by an unfeeling, uncaring federal government that insists upon interfering and regulating every aspect of their daily lives.

The sound you now hear is millions of conservatives rushing to man the barricades against the Oprah hordes. In less than twelve hours the past sins of the maverick McCain were forgiven if not forgotten and Sarah “barracuda” Palin became some sort of amalgamated mascot, poster child, rallying point and hero of the conservative camp. The pundits will ponder the question as to whether Palin brought over the women to the McCain camp, but the truth is she brought over every male that is old enough to spout some hair on his chest or hasn’t been emasculated somewhere along the way by angry FemiNazis.

In politics, there is nothing more greatly feared by the Left than an energized and united conservative movement. They delivered the white house to Reagan, shook the very pillars of the Clinton presidency, rallied the nation to fight the vanguards of fundamentalist Islam and now they will be coming after The One and all those who weep and faint at the mere sight and sound of their new secular Messiah. The conservatives have found a rallying point, McCain has found a powerful new symbol and the Democrats who once believed they had this election in the bag are increasingly defensive in their tactics and shrill in their attacks. They have been betrayed and deflated by Bush and vilified and impaled by the Left and the media, but the elation and galvanization of a down but not out ideology that is still powerful and influential cannot be denied. And they may be the difference between a McCain victory and a McCain defeat.

The partisan rhetoric aside, I would much rather be governed by a self-made success story living the American dream with the independent and freedom-loving values of rural Alaska than by someone who is the product of the corrupt Chicago, inner city political machine. One wants you to control your life, and the other wants to control your life for you. You’ll hear a lot about “experience” in this election but just as important is the concept of freedom, common sense, morals and values. The winner of that debate is clear.

"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