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A Wake Up Call For America…

ALL Of A Sudden….

Seven Short Years Have Passed

As you read the e-mail (below) keep this story in mind!

“If you place a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will immediately try to scramble out. But if you place the frog in room temperature water, and don’t scare him, he’ll stay put. Now, if the pot sits on a heat source, and if you gradually turn up. As the temperature, something very interesting happens. As the temperature rises from 70 to 80 degrees F., the frog will do nothing. In fact, he will show every sign of enjoying himself. As the temperature gradually increases, the frog will become groggier and groggier, until he is unable to climb out of the pot. Though there is nothing restraining him, the frog will sit there and boil. Why? Because the frog’s internal apparatus for sensing threats to survival is geared to sudden changes in his environment, not to slow, gradual changes”.

Before Obama, There was virtually no outlandish presence of Islam in America .obama

• All of a sudden, Islam is taught in schools. Christianity and the bible are banned in schools.

• All of a sudden we must allow prayer rugs everywhere and allow for Islamic prayer in schools, airports, and businesses.

• All of a sudden we must stop serving pork in prisons.

• All of a sudden we are inundated with law suits by Muslims who are offended by American culture.

• All of a sudden we must allow burkas to be worn everywhere even though you have no idea who or what is covered up under them.

• All of a sudden Muslims are suing employers and refusing to do their jobs if they personally deem it conflicts with Sharia Law.

• All of a sudden the Attorney General of the United States vows to prosecute anyone who engages in ‘anti-Muslim speech’.

• All of a sudden, Jihadists who engage in terrorism and openly admit they acted in the name of Islam and ISIS are emphatically declared they are NOT Islamic by our leaders and/or their actions are determined NOT to be terrorism, but other nebulous terms like ‘workplace violence.”

• All of a sudden, it becomes Policy that Secular Middle East dictators that were benign or friendly to the West, must be replaced by Islamists and the Muslim Brotherhood.

• All of a sudden our troops are withdrawn from Iraq and the middle east, giving rise to ISIS .

• All of a sudden, America has reduced its nuclear stockpiles to 1950 levels, as Obama’s stated goal of a nuke-free America by the time he leaves office continues uninterrupted.

• All of a sudden, a deal with Iran must be made at any cost, with a pathway to nuclear weapons and HUNDREDS of BILLIONS of dollars handed over to fund their programs.

• All of a sudden America APOLOGIZES to Muslim states and sponsors of terror worldwide for acts of aggression, war, and sabotage THEY perpetrate against our soldiers.

• All of a sudden, the American Navy is diminished to 1917 Pre-World War I levels Of only 300 ships. The Army is at pre-1940 levels. The Air Force scraps 500 planes and planned to retire the use of the A-10 Thunderbolt close air support fighter.  A further draw down of another 40,000 military personnel is in progress.

• All of a sudden half of our aircraft carriers are recalled for maintenance by Obama rendering the Atlantic unguarded, NONE are in the Middle East .

• All of a sudden Obama has to empty Guantanamo Bay of captured Jihadists and let them loose in Jihad-friendly Islamic states.  He demands to close the facility.

• All of a sudden America will negotiate with terrorists and trade FIVE Taliban commanders for a deserter and Jihad sympathizer.

• All of a sudden there is no money for American poor, disabled veterans, jobless Americans, hungry Americans, or displaced Americans but there is endless money for Obama’s “Syrian refugee” resettlement Programs.

• All of sudden there is an ammunition shortage in the USA .

• All of a sudden, the most important thing for Obama to do after a mass shooting by two Jihadists, is disarm American citizens.

• All of a sudden, the President of the United States cannot attend the Christian funerals of a Supreme Court Justice and a former First Lady because of previous (seemingly unimportant) commitments.

All of a sudden, I’m sick to my stomach.  I’m not sure the majority of Americans recognize the seriousness of the situation and how much “progress” has been made by Islam these last 7 years, a very brief time compared to a 75 year lifetime!

If you agree, be strong enough to at least forward this to a few friends.

Published By: The Crusty Conservative   11/5/2016

 The Crusty Conservative™

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.
It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

Memorial Day Refections

WHAT WASTED SACRIFICE!

Last night, I re-watched the 2014 presentation of the Memorial Concert and Tribute concertwhich is held annually on the Capitol steps and west lawn.

The 2014 program featured a salute to the “God Star Mother” whose son was the first America serviceman killed freeing Afghanistan. A very talented actress recounted the mother’s story in the mother’s own words. She spoke about the pride that she felt in her son’s enlistment and early service in the US Army. She spoke about reading a TV news ticker reporting that two US Rangers had be killed fighting the muslim Taliban in the hell hole they call Afghanistan. And how she trembled later that day when a uniformed Army Officer appeared at her door to inform her that her son was one of those Rangers killed in Afghanistan. She spoke of the comfort and support that she received from a group of “Gold Star Mothers” of who she was now one helped her deal with her grief and despair. And she spoke about how she thereafter dedicated her life to working with the “Gold Star Mother’s Association” to help and console other mothers who were losing sons and daughters on a daily basis fighting against international muslim terrorism.

In the second tribute, award winning actor Gary Sinise told in a young US Marine’s own semper fiwords the story of that young man’s loss of two legs and most of two arms fighting to free Fallujah and Iraq’s Anbar Province. He spoke of the pain, the anger and the deep depression that he experienced  struggling to cope with his pain, with his new disabilities and at the same time the loss of his first wife who could not deal with his fate as a quadruple amputee. But as the former Marine sat in the audience with his new wife and child, we heard of how he regained his will to live and build a new life despite his physical and mental scars.

These two heroes are but two examples of the bravery of and sacrifices made by the thousands of young Americans and their families defending America from mad, tyrannical religious fanatics.

viet nam memorial I salute and honor each and every one of them on this Memorial Day. But as I do, I cannot help but wonder how that “Gold Star Mother” and the thousands of other families of the brave Americans who have sacrificed their bodies, their minds and indeed gave their lives fighting to free Afghanistan from the muslim Taliban must feel now. How do they cope with the fact that the “Traitor in Chief” in the White House has pulled our troops out of Afghanistan only to now let the Taliban once again regain control of the country?

WHAT WASTED SACRIFICE!

I also wonder how that young Marine amputee and the thousands of other young Americans who sacrificed life and limbs fighting and dying to free Falluja, Ramadi and entire Anwar Provence feel today as they watch the US government stand idly by while  Islamic Jihadists retake control over the areas that they and their comrades  fought and died freeing.  

WHAT WASTED SACRIFICE!

On this Memorial Day, I sincerely thank every man and woman who ever served in the US Military and their families, but I also despise those few politicians who in many cases have made the sacrifices of our military meaningless.

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GOD BLESS THE US MILITARY & OUR MILITARY VETERANS!

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GOD DAMN

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Barack Hussein Obama

and his political cronies who have made the recent sacrifices of or military irrelevant.

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 5/25/15

 The Crusty Conservative

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

Additional Follow Up to “Could This Be Why ?” Post

Earlier this year “The Crusty Conservative” published this obamapicture* of Emperor Obama in Muslim garb as a possible reason why he and his staff refuse to refer to Islamic or Muslim Terrorism by either name.

Since then, the “Crusty Conservative” has received a number of follow-up emails and articles from his readers supporting his original thesis.

The most detailed of these comments is an essay published by radio host Mike Gallagher that sheds additional light on the subject. It was originally posted by the “Crusty Conservative” on 2/26/15 and is reprinted below.

More recently another reader (Joseph Pittman) has supplied me with the following quote from Valerie Jarrette – Obama’s Top Advisor –

“I am Iranian by birth and of my Islamic faith. I am also an American Citizen and I seek to help change America to be a more Islamic country. My faith guides me and I feel it is going well in the transition of using freedom of religion in America against itself”

Valerie Jarrett @ Stanford University in 1977

This is from Obama’s Top Advisor

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              Obama & Valarie Jarrette

 “Seems as if Obama’s Promise to Fundamentally Change America

Is In Full Swing”


The following Earlier post written by talk show host Mike Gallagher… 

Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher

Many listeners have asked about the “President Obama: It Was You” essay that someone sent me.  Here it is:
 
President Obama: This is why you didn’t go to France.
 
  • It was you who told an Islamic dinner – “I am one of you.”
  • It was you who on ABC News referenced – “My Muslim faith.”
  • It was you who gave $100 million in U.S.  taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques.
  • It was you who wrote that in the event of a conflict -“I will stand with the Muslims.”
  •  It was you who assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that – “I am a Muslim.”
  •  It was you who bowed in submission before the Saudi King.
  •  It was you who sat for 20 years in a Liberation Theology Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism.
  • It was you who exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that the rest of us have to pay.
  • It was you who purposefully omitted – “endowed by our Creator” – from your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence.
  • It was you who mocked the Bible and Jesus Christ’s Sermon On The Mount while repeatedly referring to the ‘HOLY’ Quran.
  • It was you who traveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States Of America.
  • It was you who instantly threw the support of your administration behind the building of the Ground Zero Victory mosque overlooking the hallowed crater of the World Trade Center.
  • It was you who refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but hastened to host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the White House.
  • It was you who ordered both Georgetown Univ.  and Notre Dame to shroud all vestiges of Jesus Christ BEFORE you would agree to go there to speak, but in contrast, you have NEVER requested that the mosques you have visited adjust their decor.
  • It was you who appointed anti-Christian fanatics to your Czar Corps.
  • It was you who appointed rabid Islamists to Homeland Security.
  • It was you who said that NASA’s “foremost mission” was an outreach to Muslim communities.
  • It was you who as an Illinois Senator were the ONLY individual who would speak in favor of infanticide.
  • It was you who were the first President not to give a Christmas Greeting from the White House, and went so far as to hang photos of Chairman Mao on the White House tree.
  • It was you who curtailed the military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists.
  • It was you who refused to condemn the Ft.  Hood killer as an Islamic terrorist.
  • It is you who has refused to speak-out concerning the horrific executions of women throughout the Muslim culture, but yet, have submitted Arizona to the UN for investigation of hypothetical human-rights abuses.
  • It was you who when queried in India refused to acknowledge the true extent of radical global Jihadists, and instead profusely praised Islam in a country that is 82% Hindu and the victim of numerous Islamic terrorists assaults.
  • It was you who funneled $900 Million in U.S.  taxpayer dollars to Hamas
  • It was you who ordered the USPS to honor the MUSLIM holiday with a new commemorative stamp.
  • It was you who directed our UK Embassy to conduct outreach to help “empower” the British Muslim community.
  • It was you who embraced the fanatical Muslim Brotherhood in your quest to overthrow the Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak.
  • It was you who funded mandatory Arabic language and culture studies in Grammar schools across our country.
  • It is you who follows the Muslim custom of not wearing any form of jewelry during Ramadan.
  • It is you who departs for Hawaii over the Christmas season so as to avoid past criticism for NOT participating in seasonal White House religious events.
  • It was you who was un-characteristically quick to join the chorus of the Muslim Brotherhood to depose Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, formerly America’s strongest ally in North Africa; but, remain muted in your non-response to the Brotherhood led slaughter of Egyptian Christians.
  • It was you who appointed as your chief adviser, Valerie Jarrett , who is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, an off- shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. Remember, Distribute far and wide. Especially to your liberal friends.”

* Note: The above photo of then Senator Barack Hussein Obama was widely circulated during the 2008 Presidential election campaign. Although the Obama campaign organization tried repeatedly to trivialize the picture and explain away the  reason that it was taken,, never once to this date have they denied the authenticity of the photograph.

The Crusty Conservative
2/26/15

 

The Crusty Conservative

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

Follow Up to “Could This Be Why ?” Post

Earlier this month “The Crusty Conservative” published this obamapicture* of Emperor Obama in Muslim garb as a possible reason why he and his staff refuse to refer to Islamic or Muslim Terrorism by either name.

As a follow-up to that post, one of my readers sent me an essay published by radio host Mike Gallagher that sheds additional light on the subject

Written by Mike Gallagher… 

Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher

Many listeners have asked about the “President Obama: It Was You” essay that someone sent me.  Here it is:
 
President Obama: This is why you didn’t go to France.
 
  • It was you who told an Islamic dinner – “I am one of you.”
  • It was you who on ABC News referenced – “My Muslim faith.”
  • It was you who gave $100 million in U.S.  taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques.
  • It was you who wrote that in the event of a conflict -“I will stand with the Muslims.”
  •  It was you who assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that – “I am a Muslim.”
  •  It was you who bowed in submission before the Saudi King.
  •  It was you who sat for 20 years in a Liberation Theology Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism.
  • It was you who exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that the rest of us have to pay.
  • It was you who purposefully omitted – “endowed by our Creator” – from your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence.
  • It was you who mocked the Bible and Jesus Christ’s Sermon On The Mount while repeatedly referring to the ‘HOLY’ Quran.
  • It was you who traveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States Of America.
  • It was you who instantly threw the support of your administration behind the building of the Ground Zero Victory mosque overlooking the hallowed crater of the World Trade Center.
  • It was you who refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but hastened to host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the White House.
  • It was you who ordered both Georgetown Univ.  and Notre Dame to shroud all vestiges of Jesus Christ BEFORE you would agree to go there to speak, but in contrast, you have NEVER requested that the mosques you have visited adjust their decor.
  • It was you who appointed anti-Christian fanatics to your Czar Corps.
  • It was you who appointed rabid Islamists to Homeland Security.
  • It was you who said that NASA’s “foremost mission” was an outreach to Muslim communities.
  • It was you who as an Illinois Senator were the ONLY individual who would speak in favor of infanticide.
  • It was you who were the first President not to give a Christmas Greeting from the White House, and went so far as to hang photos of Chairman Mao on the White House tree.
  • It was you who curtailed the military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists.
  • It was you who refused to condemn the Ft.  Hood killer as an Islamic terrorist.
  • It is you who has refused to speak-out concerning the horrific executions of women throughout the Muslim culture, but yet, have submitted Arizona to the UN for investigation of hypothetical human-rights abuses.
  • It was you who when queried in India refused to acknowledge the true extent of radical global Jihadists, and instead profusely praised Islam in a country that is 82% Hindu and the victim of numerous Islamic terrorists assaults.
  • It was you who funneled $900 Million in U.S.  taxpayer dollars to Hamas
  • It was you who ordered the USPS to honor the MUSLIM holiday with a new commemorative stamp.
  • It was you who directed our UK Embassy to conduct outreach to help “empower” the British Muslim community.
  • It was you who embraced the fanatical Muslim Brotherhood in your quest to overthrow the Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak.
  • It was you who funded mandatory Arabic language and culture studies in Grammar schools across our country.
  • It is you who follows the Muslim custom of not wearing any form of jewelry during Ramadan.
  • It is you who departs for Hawaii over the Christmas season so as to avoid past criticism for NOT participating in seasonal White House religious events.
  • It was you who was un-characteristically quick to join the chorus of the Muslim Brotherhood to depose Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, formerly America’s strongest ally in North Africa; but, remain muted in your non-response to the Brotherhood led slaughter of Egyptian Christians.
  • It was you who appointed as your chief adviser, Valerie Jarrett , who is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, an off- shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. Remember, Distribute far and wide. Especially to your liberal friends.”

* Note: The above photo of then Senator Barack Hussein Obama was widely circulated during the 2008 Presidential election campaign. Although the Obama campaign organization tried repeatedly to trivialize the picture and explain away the  reason that it was taken,, never once to this date have they denied the authenticity of the photograph.

The Crusty Conservative
2/26/15

 

The Crusty Conservative

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

Time to stand up!!

cropped-Copy-of-Flying-Flag-w-Eagle.gifNote- A very close friend, US Navy Veteran, concerned American and fellow Conservative sent me this essay last week and asked me to pass it on to 10 like minded friends. With this post, I am sending it to not 10 friends but to the 973 subscribers to this blog and asking each of them to copy and paste it into an email message and send it to 10 or more of their like minded acquaintances.

The Crusty Conservative

2/3/15


 

“I know there are some of you that are Democratic, and love Obama, but this is for  Christians first, politics later.  I do pray that it  doesn’t offend anybody with the truth of the message, but it has to  be sent.  If you love your Lord first and your politics later, then you will appreciate this message. If you don’t, I’m sorry I judged you wrong.

When we get 100,000,000, that’s one hundred million willing Christians to BOND together, voice their concerns and vote, we can take back America with God’s help.  Become one of the One hundred million…  

Then let’s get 200 million

 It can be done just by sending this email to your friends.  Do the math.  It only takes a single willing heart and a fed up SOUL. 

 God Bless America and Shine your light on Her! 

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  • In  1952 President Truman Established one day a year as a “National Day of Prayer”

  • In 1988 President Reagan designated the first Thursday in May of each year as The National Day of Prayer.

  • In June 2007 (then) Presidential Candidate Barack Obama Declared that the USA “Was no longer a Christian nation.”

  • In 2009 President Obama canceled the 21st annual National Day of Prayer ceremony at the White House under the ruse of “not wanting to offend anyone”

  • .. On September 25,2009 From 4 AM until 7 PM, A  National Day of Prayer FOR THE MUSLIM RELIGION was held on Capitol  Hill, inside the White House.  There were over 50,000 Muslims In D.C. that day.

    PRESIDENT OBAMA PRAYS WITH  THE MUSLIMS!

I guess it doesn’t matter if “Christians” were offended by this event – We obviously don’t  count as “anyone” anymore.

  • Now President Obama is encouraging schools to teach the Quran for extra credit, while at the same time, they cannot even talk about the Bible, God, pray, or salute the American Flag.

The direction this country is headed should strike fear in the heart of every Christian, especially knowing that the Muslim religion believes that if Christians cannot be converted, they should be annihilated.

Send this to ten people, or even one hundred and ten!   And, send it the person who Sent it to you!.. To let them know that indeed, it was sent out to many more.”


   The Crusty Conservative

2/3/15

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

A Travesty

Score One For The Good Guys

but also

Score One For The Bad Guys

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  US Army Deserter Bowe                       Bergdahl

 THE GOOD NEWS –

NBC News is reporting this morning that: “Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by enemy forces in Afghanistan for five years, will be charged with desertion, a senior defense officials tell NBC News. The officials say the charges could be referred within a week.”

Great!


THE BAD NEWS –

NBC also is reporting that  “While a court-martial could lead to imprisonment, defense and military officials tell NBC News it is likely Bergdahl would be given consideration for the 5 years he spent in captivity and be permitted to leave the Army with a “less than honorable discharge.”

No Prison Time?

 Say What ?


The Crusty Conservative™

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.
It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

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Could This Be Why?

Obama & His White House

continue to call the worldwide string of terror attacks everything except what it is:

Islamic Terrorism or Muslin Terrorism

Could This Be Why ?

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Note: The above photo of then Senator Barack Hussein Obama was widely circulated during the 2008 Presidential election campaign. Although the Obama campaign organization tried repeatedly to trivialize the picture and explain away the  reason that it was taken,, never once to this date have they denied the authenticity of the photograph.

February 2015

The Crusty Conservative™

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.
It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

 

Quick Quip… The Press Condemns Obama Over Paris Snub.

 Why ?

TOPSHOTS French President Francois Holla

          World leaders join in Paris march to show solidarity in the War Against Muslim terrorism

It is very refreshing to see and hear the unprecedented criticism in and by the press of Obama’s decision to boycott the memorial march in Paris last weekend. Quite frankly, he is not classy enough to be in the presence of the 40 courageous, world leaders of every faith who did attend.

daily news 1.12.15However refreshing the almost universal commendation by the liberal press for his unexcused absence in Paris might be, a cynic like the Crusty Conservative has to question the motives behind this press criticism. Could it simply be that most of the victims of the muslim attacks were journalists and that the attack on Charlie was an attack on Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Expression and the Freedom of Press. As one reporter said shortly after the attack on the French magazine – “Today We Are All French”. Maybe he should have paraphrased and said – “Today We Are All Journalists” and like NATO an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.

Would the press’ condemnation of Obama be as severe or universal if the victims of the Paris muslim attack were French Croissant Bakers?

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I rather doubt it.


 

 

 The Crusty Conservative

1/14/15

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

Olympic Moments 2014 – February 18th Update (Re-posted 2/23/14)

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February 20th Update Re-posted (2/23/14)

 The Crusty Conservative’s Ongoing Commentary re the 2014 Winter Olympics

 

 Current Comments:

Event Sponsorship – Moguls

After watching the mogul skiing and skateboarding at the Sochi Olympics –

Olymic Mogul Skiing

Olympic Mogul Skiing

I am convinced that these events should in the future be sponsored by the groups who profit the most from these sports. No not the snowboard and ski manufacturers, not the boot or uniform manufactures. No after watching the knee and hip action by the athletes competing in these events, I would suggest that they should be jointly sponsored by:

orthopedic assn

or the

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What other group stands to get more business as a result of mogul skiing & skateboarding than these two!

Have The Terrorists Won Again?

Despite all of the warnings and predictions, thankfully so far there have been no terrorism incidents at the Sochi Olympics. Let’s hope that all of the security continues to work and there is no terrorist activity at the games again this week. 

Empty seats in Sochi

Empty seats in Sochi

However, looking at the numerous empty spectator seats at many of the indoor events, it seems to me that perhaps the terrorists have, without lifting a hand, succeeded in achieving their objective of terrorizing the public and disrupting the games. I fear that all of the dire predictions and alarming news coverage about threatened “Black Widow Bombers”, mass suicide attacks, etc. has caused some potential tourists and spectators to avoid this year’s games and in particular stay away from some of the more crowded indoor events. The empty seats are definitely there, but we’ll never know exactly why prime, sold seats are unoccupied. However, if it is because some ticket holders fear for their safety at the more crowded events, then the terrorists have once again won. I hope that this is not the case but I think that the numerous empty seats indicate that the terrorists may have already left their mark in Sochi and won by fear and intimidation.

The Crusty Conservative – Posted 2/17/14

 Why My Wife Pat Is Not an Ice Dancer

While watching the Olympic pairs figure dancing competition with all of its lifts and throws, my wife Pat advised me that she would “never be able to do that”. Curious, I asked her why –

Age ? – “No, I couldn’t have done it when I was 16”

Weight ? – “No, at +/- 100 pounds, I am lighter than many of the contestants”

Height ? – “No I’m taller than a lot of them”

Fear of falling ? – “Not really”

Then What? – “I am ticklish! As soon as my partner touched me or tried to lift me I would start giggling and ruin the entire routine.”

Not For TheTickelish

Not For The Ticklish

I heard a lot of excuses in my lifetime but I can’t think of a better excuse than that for not being an ice dancer. 

The Crusty Conservative – Posted 2/17/14

Previously Posted Content:

Do You Drive or Ride a Luge?

I have always enjoyed watching Luge competition and marvel at the drivers daring. While watching the Men’s’ Single Luge event at this year’s Olympics, a question dawned onPreviews - Winter Olympics Day -1 me as to what you should properly call a participant in Luge racing. Are they Luge drivers or Luge riders?

Hard to tell! While Wikipedia says that Luge sleds “are steered with the calf of each leg and exerting opposite shoulder to the seat”, It appears to me that  the participants get the sled started and then hang on for dear life as they speed down the track at over 80 mph.  To me, it sure looks like they are riding the sled, but if they say they are driving it more power to them. Whether they are driving, riding or simply just going crazy is perhaps irrelevant. The most important thing is that you sure have to admire Luge people whatever they are called – driver and/or rider?

The Crusty Conservative – Posted 2/12/14

 

The Classy Side of Figure Skating –

Evgeni Plushenko

Evgeni Plushenko

Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton

 

Former US Figure Skating Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, while commenting on the Team Figure Skating finals at the current Winter Olympics, stated that Russia’sPlushenko was “The Greatest Skater In History”. While this was the ultimate compliment that Plushenko could receive, it was an especially meaningful and a very classy statement. This coming from a man who was once regarded as and (in some minds) could still lay  claim to the title he bestowed on Plushenko –  “The Greatest Skater in History”.

Speaking of Figure Skating and classy acts – does anyone remember when the announcers dressed in formal wear for their televised commentary on Olympic Figure Skating events. Below is former US Gold Medal figure skaters Dick Button and Peggy Fleming during an earlier vintage Olympic telecast.

Former US Gold Medalists Peggy Fleming  & Dick Button

Former US Gold Medalists
Peggy Fleming
& Dick Button

The Crusty Conservative – Posted 2/12/14

and The Not Too Classy Side of Figure Skating –

As reported by Chris Estrada on the NBC OlympicTalk blog – “One of the most infamous episodes in American sports history still resonates 20 years after it occurred. On January 6, 1994, Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on the right leg by a hitman hired by the ex-husband of Tonya Harding while preparing for that year’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

 The incident made headlines the world over, bringing an added dimension to Kerrigan’s comeback at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer (where Kerrigan won a Silver Medal) ….”

Tonya Harding  & Nancy Kerrigan

Tonya Harding
& Nancy Kerrigan

The entire incident was a “Not Too Classy” example of poor sportsmanship in a sport where the announcers at that time wore tuxedoes and ball gowns to the event.

The Crusty Conservative – Posted 2/12/14

Snoring Your Way to A Gold Medal –

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With all due respect to cross-country skiers and fans of this sport,I have to try my best to stay awake during the competition. This week while watching some of the cross-country skiing events at the Sochi Olympics, I found myself either dosing off or eagerly awaiting the next commercial for some excitement. While this sport, I am sure, is exciting for the participants and requires great skill and physical effort, please forgive me if I say that “Cross Country Skiing is not quite ready for Prime Time”

The Crusty Conservative – Posted 2/11/14

 

“Don’t Do As I Do – Do As I Say” –

Russian Figure Skating Coach

Russian Figure Skating Coach

Russia is famous for its great, well coached figure skaters and so far that tradition continues into the 2014 Olympics. However, watching the Russian coaches after the early events  greeting and congratulating their skaters as they returned  from their performances , it is very obvious that the coaches do not lead by example. Can you imagine one of these coaches actually physically demonstrating how to do a “toe lift” , a “triple axel”, a “salchow” or a “death spiral”? I don’t think so.

Rather they obviously all coach by the old adage which obviously works – “Don’t Do As I Do – Do As I Say”

The Crusty Conservative – Posted 2/11/14

 

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 OPENING CEREMONY –

I finally got to watch the Olympics’ Opening Ceremonies last night via TVO. I thought that it was spectacular and don’t remember ever seeing anything quite

like it.All weekend I heard the press reporting on the electronic snowflake that did not morph into the 5th Olympic ring during the ceremony. Get a life – that one electronic glitch did not in any way detract from a spectacular ceremony and pageant. It was like having the press complain about a burnt out street light in a night picture of New York City from outer space.

The Crust Conservative – Posted 2/10/2014

 

olympic uniforms

  • LIKE A BAD CHRISTMAS GIFT – The US Olympic Committee and designer Ralph Lauren once again joined forces to design parade uniforms for the 2014 US Winter Olympic Team. Like the uniforms that Lauren designed for the 2012 Summer Games, that looked like a something that a socialite would wear to a 1920s lawn party, this year’s uniforms look like the proverbial Christmas gift sweater – so tasteless that its only use is as drawer lining

The Crust Conservative – Posted 2/10/2014

•	Irina Shayk escorts the Russian delegation the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
•Irina Shayk escorts the Russian delegation the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

• Irina Shayk escorts the Russian delegation the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

GRAND ENTRY-Russia’s finest was on display during the Opening Ceremony for the Sochi Olympics, including one of its most famous faces ―

and figures.Supermodel Irina Shayk escorted the Russian delegation into Fisht Stadium, working the ramp like a runway, in her elaborate costume and headpiece. She tweeted about the experience afterwards: “So happy and proud to be a part of the opening ceremony#sochi2014#olympics❤”

The 28-year-old is usually clad in far less; she was the cover model for the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and has done campaigns for Agua Bendita swimwear.

2011 sports Illustrated Cover

2011 sports Illustrated Cover

Patriotism

Patriotism

 

 

 

As pseudo-cousin Ian Fleming once wrote – 

“Fr0m Russia With Love” 

 

 

The Crust Conservative – Posted 2/10/2014

 

  • Why does NBC have sports anchor Bob Costas dressing in a suit and tie every night while hosting the winter olympics? The poor guy who is already uncomfortable, because he must wear his costasglasses vs. contacts because of an eye infection, looks not only uncomfortable but grossly out of place hosting this sporting event in a full suit and tie. He would look much more appropriate and more comfortable in ski sweater and slacks or anything more casual. NBC – please give the guy a break. He is not covering a dignitary’s funeral, a formal social event or a State of the Union speech. It is a casual sporting event. Loosen up and stop taking yourself and the event so seriously.

The Crusty Conservative  – Posted Sunday 2/9/2014

 

 

 

  • 2014 US  Olympic TeamThe US Olympic team in Sochi is comprised of 230 athletes and over 400 officials. Say What – two officials for every competitor? And they say the Olympics is all about the athletes! Come again, it like the old ethnic joke – How many (name you ethnic group) does it take to screw in a light bulb?

The Crusty Conservative  – Posted Sunday 2/9/2014

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“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788

Olympic Moments 2014 – February 17th Update

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February 17th Update 

 The Crusty Conservative’s Ongoing Commentary re the 2014 Winter Olympics

 

 Current Comments:

Have The Terrorists Won Again?

Despite all of the warnings and predictions, thankfully so far there have been no terrorism incidents at the Sochi Olympics. Let’s hope that all of the security continues to work and there is no terrorist activity at the games again this week. 

Empty seats in Sochi

Empty seats in Sochi

However, looking at the numerous empty spectator seats at many of the indoor events, it seems to me that perhaps the terrorists have, without lifting a hand, succeeded in achieving their objective of terrorizing the public and disrupting the games. I fear that all of the dire predictions and alarming news coverage about threatened “Black Widow Bombers”, mass suicide attacks, etc. has caused some potential tourists and spectators to avoid this year’s games and in particular stay away from some of the more crowded indoor events. The empty seats are definitely there, but we’ll never know exactly why prime, sold seats are unoccupied. However, if it is because some ticket holders fear for their safety at the more crowded events, then the terrorists have once again won. I hope that this is not the case but I think that the numerous empty seats indicate that the terrorists may have already left their mark in Sochi and won by fear and intimidation.

The Crusty Conservative – Posted 2/17/14

 Why My Wife Pat Is Not an Ice Dancer

While watching the Olympic pairs figure dancing competition with all of its lifts and throws, my wife Pat advised me that she would “never be able to do that”. Curious, I asked her why –

Age ? – “No, I couldn’t have done it when I was 16”

Weight ? – “No, at +/- 100 pounds, I am lighter than many of the contestants”

Height ? – “No I’m taller than a lot of them”

Fear of falling ? – “Not really”

Then What? – “I am ticklish! As soon as my partner touched me or tried to lift me I would start giggling and ruin the entire routine.”

Not For TheTickelish

Not For The Ticklish

I heard a lot of excuses in my lifetime but I can’t think of a better excuse than that for not being an ice dancer. 

The Crusty Conservative – Posted 2/17/14

Previously Posted Content:

Do You Drive or Ride a Luge?

I have always enjoyed watching Luge competition and marvel at the drivers daring. While watching the Men’s’ Single Luge event at this year’s Olympics, a question dawned onPreviews - Winter Olympics Day -1 me as to what you should properly call a participant in Luge racing. Are they Luge drivers or Luge riders?

Hard to tell! While Wikipedia says that Luge sleds “are steered with the calf of each leg and exerting opposite shoulder to the seat”, It appears to me that  the participants get the sled started and then hang on for dear life as they speed down the track at over 80 mph.  To me, it sure looks like they are riding the sled, but if they say they are driving it more power to them. Whether they are driving, riding or simply just going crazy is perhaps irrelevant. The most important thing is that you sure have to admire Luge people whatever they are called – driver and/or rider?

The Crusty Conservative – Posted 2/12/14

 

The Classy Side of Figure Skating –

Evgeni Plushenko

Evgeni Plushenko

Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton

 

Former US Figure Skating Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton, while commenting on the Team Figure Skating finals at the current Winter Olympics, stated that Russia’sPlushenko was “The Greatest Skater In History”. While this was the ultimate compliment that Plushenko could receive, it was an especially meaningful and a very classy statement. This coming from a man who was once regarded as and (in some minds) could still lay  claim to the title he bestowed on Plushenko –  “The Greatest Skater in History”.

Speaking of Figure Skating and classy acts – does anyone remember when the announcers dressed in formal wear for their televised commentary on Olympic Figure Skating events. Below is former US Gold Medal figure skaters Dick Button and Peggy Fleming during an earlier vintage Olympic telecast.

Former US Gold Medalists Peggy Fleming  & Dick Button

Former US Gold Medalists
Peggy Fleming
& Dick Button

The Crusty Conservative – Posted 2/12/14

and The Not Too Classy Side of Figure Skating –

As reported by Chris Estrada on the NBC OlympicTalk blog – “One of the most infamous episodes in American sports history still resonates 20 years after it occurred. On January 6, 1994, Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on the right leg by a hitman hired by the ex-husband of Tonya Harding while preparing for that year’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

 The incident made headlines the world over, bringing an added dimension to Kerrigan’s comeback at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer (where Kerrigan won a Silver Medal) ….”

Tonya Harding  & Nancy Kerrigan

Tonya Harding
& Nancy Kerrigan

The entire incident was a “Not Too Classy” example of poor sportsmanship in a sport where the announcers at that time wore tuxedoes and ball gowns to the event.

The Crusty Conservative – Posted 2/12/14

Snoring Your Way to A Gold Medal –

cross country

With all due respect to cross-country skiers and fans of this sport,I have to try my best to stay awake during the competition. This week while watching some of the cross-country skiing events at the Sochi Olympics, I found myself either dosing off or eagerly awaiting the next commercial for some excitement. While this sport, I am sure, is exciting for the participants and requires great skill and physical effort, please forgive me if I say that “Cross Country Skiing is not quite ready for Prime Time”

The Crusty Conservative – Posted 2/11/14

 

“Don’t Do As I Do – Do As I Say” –

Russian Figure Skating Coach

Russian Figure Skating Coach

Russia is famous for its great, well coached figure skaters and so far that tradition continues into the 2014 Olympics. However, watching the Russian coaches after the early events  greeting and congratulating their skaters as they returned  from their performances , it is very obvious that the coaches do not lead by example. Can you imagine one of these coaches actually physically demonstrating how to do a “toe lift” , a “triple axel”, a “salchow” or a “death spiral”? I don’t think so.

Rather they obviously all coach by the old adage which obviously works – “Don’t Do As I Do – Do As I Say”

The Crusty Conservative – Posted 2/11/14

 

opeaning ceremony 2                                                                           opeaning ceremony

 OPENING CEREMONY –

I finally got to watch the Olympics’ Opening Ceremonies last night via TVO. I thought that it was spectacular and don’t remember ever seeing anything quite

like it.All weekend I heard the press reporting on the electronic snowflake that did not morph into the 5th Olympic ring during the ceremony. Get a life – that one electronic glitch did not in any way detract from a spectacular ceremony and pageant. It was like having the press complain about a burnt out street light in a night picture of New York City from outer space.

The Crust Conservative – Posted 2/10/2014

 

olympic uniforms

  • LIKE A BAD CHRISTMAS GIFT – The US Olympic Committee and designer Ralph Lauren once again joined forces to design parade uniforms for the 2014 US Winter Olympic Team. Like the uniforms that Lauren designed for the 2012 Summer Games, that looked like a something that a socialite would wear to a 1920s lawn party, this year’s uniforms look like the proverbial Christmas gift sweater – so tasteless that its only use is as drawer lining

The Crust Conservative – Posted 2/10/2014

•	Irina Shayk escorts the Russian delegation the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
•Irina Shayk escorts the Russian delegation the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

• Irina Shayk escorts the Russian delegation the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

GRAND ENTRY-Russia’s finest was on display during the Opening Ceremony for the Sochi Olympics, including one of its most famous faces ―

and figures.Supermodel Irina Shayk escorted the Russian delegation into Fisht Stadium, working the ramp like a runway, in her elaborate costume and headpiece. She tweeted about the experience afterwards: “So happy and proud to be a part of the opening ceremony#sochi2014#olympics❤”

The 28-year-old is usually clad in far less; she was the cover model for the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and has done campaigns for Agua Bendita swimwear.

2011 sports Illustrated Cover

2011 sports Illustrated Cover

Patriotism

Patriotism

 

 

 

As pseudo-cousin Ian Fleming once wrote – 

“Fr0m Russia With Love” 

 

 

The Crust Conservative – Posted 2/10/2014

 

  • Why does NBC have sports anchor Bob Costas dressing in a suit and tie every night while hosting the winter olympics? The poor guy who is already uncomfortable, because he must wear his costasglasses vs. contacts because of an eye infection, looks not only uncomfortable but grossly out of place hosting this sporting event in a full suit and tie. He would look much more appropriate and more comfortable in ski sweater and slacks or anything more casual. NBC – please give the guy a break. He is not covering a dignitary’s funeral, a formal social event or a State of the Union speech. It is a casual sporting event. Loosen up and stop taking yourself and the event so seriously.

The Crusty Conservative  – Posted Sunday 2/9/2014

 

 

 

  • 2014 US  Olympic TeamThe US Olympic team in Sochi is comprised of 230 athletes and over 400 officials. Say What – two officials for every competitor? And they say the Olympics is all about the athletes! Come again, it like the old ethnic joke – How many (name you ethnic group) does it take to screw in a light bulb?

The Crusty Conservative  – Posted Sunday 2/9/2014

The Crusty Conservative

 Flying Flag w Eagle

“… individuals may injure a whole society, by not declaring their sentiments.

It is therefore not only their right, but their duty, to declare them.”

–John Dickinson, Letters of Fabius, 1788