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PCW traveled to the land of Mardi Gras last night for another big show on their ‘Roadshow Across America’ tour.
Replay from Tuesday night’s PCW Chi-Town Collision Show…
A-Bomb hits Tanaka with the crotch slam. A-Bomb slaps a bearhug on Tanaka. The referee checks…Tanaka fights and then escapes. A-Bomb tries for a snap suplex but Tanaka avoids it. Tanaka turns it around- gut-wrench powerbomb on A-Bomb. Then another Powerslam! And another Powerslam! And a third Powerslam! Tanaka mounts him on the mat and punches A-Bomb repeatedly.
Suave: A-BOMB’S IN TROUBLE AND THERE’S NOTHING RICK SANTORUM CAN DO ABOUT IT!
Tanaka shoulder tackles A-Bomb and then drags him to the top rope. Tanaka picks A-Bomb up and hits the Japanese SuperDestroyer to the mat below.
Suave: THAT’S IT! HE AIN’T GETTING UP FROM THAT ONE.
Tanaka covers A-Bomb hooking the leg. The Referee counts the pin. …1 …2 …3
WINNER: Yamamoto Tanaka (R) @ 15:26
Romney hits the ring and he’s ecstatic.
‘The Voice of PCW’ Johnny Suave and his lifesize cardboard cut-out of Shania Twain
Suave calls Tuesday night a big win for Tanaka and Romney. Can A-Bomb…
A. Tom Bomb (R)
…bounce back tonight?
Mitch Thomas- American Taxpayer Promo
Thomas said he was exhausted from working 70 hours between two jobs to help make ends meet for his family. He said regardless, he would come out tonight and give it everything he had against his opponent even though the deck was stacked against him. Thomas said both sides (Republicans and Democrats) care more about pushing their special interest groups than they are ordinary, average Americans and then went to the ring.
(1) Jordan Metzger of ‘The Bureaucracy’ (D) w/Kendra W. Wallace def. Mitch Thomas- American Taxpayer
Metzger is the lead member of the Democrat‘s Bureaucracy stable and used the ‘Red Tape’ submission on Thomas, already choking on a national debt that’s increased as much in 3 years under Barack Obama than it did in 8 years under W, to win the match.
Metzger then took the American Taxpayer’s wallet, removed more money from it, and began to leave when Charlie Blackwell of the American Heartland Coalition ran out and decked him. Blackwell locked Metzger up in the Katahajime and then took Thomas’s money back from the Bureaucracy and gave it back to the American Taxpayer.
PCW Executive Committee
The PCW Executive Committee had a moment of clarity and unity as it came together to vote 74-22 on a Transportation Package.
Said Barbara Boxer (D-CA): “I am very humbled by that because Lord knows it’s hard to find those moments when we can come together.” James Inhofe (R-OK) agreed, admitting that he and Boxer worked closely on the project even though the two were ‘opposite extremes on many issues.’
The package was sent to the PCW Competition Committee.
(2) NRA and Nic Koteen of Politically Incorrect (R) w/Andrea Doria def. Brad Company and Halitosis (I) w/Mrs. Miyagi
Koteen ‘Smoked’ Halitosis out for the win.
Post match, Politically Incorrect was confronted by the Green World Order (Radishing Rick Rube- Agronomist, GreenPete, Extreme Vegan Brock Cole Lee, PeaceNick, and Peta from PETA. The GWO came out to introduced PI to their new ‘ace’- Radishing Rick Rube, by having Rube, GreenPete, and Lee attack NRA and Koteen.
PI’s Andrea Doria and the GWO’s Peta from PETA also got into a…
Suave: CAT-FIIIIIIIIGHT! CAT-FIIIIIIIIGHT!
Finally, ‘American Citizen’ Kevin Scott (I) raced out to even the odds and chased the GWO out of the ring.
Doria then got on the microphone and announced that Scott had joined Politically Incorrect.
Suave Talks with David Axelrod (D)
Suave discusses the disappointing turnout at several big PCW shows during the ‘Roadshow Across America Tour.’ Axelrod blames it on the Republicans and their lackluster candidates for PCW CEO. Axelrod says it’s clear that the Republicans are trying to rig the process to make sure a Republican remains the PCW champion and that’s why no one is coming out to the shows.
Out comes the Sanderman (D) who challenges any Republican in the PCW locker room to come out. He’s less than thrilled when RINO-The Wonk Machine strolls out.
(3) The Sanderman def. RINO-The Wonk Machine (R)
RINO gets attacked on the way to the ring by Big Union: Big Labor and James the Jeep Worker (D) who deliver a double Scabbuster to the Wonk Machine.
RINO then limps to the ring and gets bludgeoned by The Sanderman who uses his left fist wrapped in sandpaper to rip open RINO’s face.
PCW Competition Committee
The PCW Competition Committee struggles to find consensus to pass the Transportation package.
Tea Party members ‘Tin Cup’ Ray McAvay and Average Joe object to the high cost of the package along with the ‘Club for Growth’ and Leader of the PCW Competition Committee John Boehner (R-OH) can’t muster enough votes to call the proposal up for a vote.
Peyton Manning- Denver Bronco
Peyton Manning, surrounded by his entourage, holds up his brand spanking new orange Denver Bronco jersey and handles an interview with PCW Investigative Reporter Woodward Bernstein with the same careful phrasing and polish of a politician.
…Pat Robertson weighed in??? Robertson says that Broncos treated Tim Tebow ‘shabbily.’
Robertson: Peyton Manning was a tremendous MVP quarterback. But he’s been injured, if that injury comes back, Denver will find itself without a quarterback. And in my opinion, it would serve them right.
Manning tries to laugh it off but then he’s attacked by…who?
Tom Tebow attacks Manning from behind but is dragged off the quarterback and tossed out of the ring by Manning’s entourage.
Suave: That was weird.
(4) Main Event: Yamamoto Tanaka (R) w/’The Massachusetts Redblood’ Mitt Romney (R-MA) vs. A. Tom Bomb (R) w/Rick Santorum (R-PA) and Daisy Cutter-Bomb
Tanaka, riding high after his big win Tuesday night, gets cut down to size by A-Bomb. After Mitt Romney tries to interfere by swinging an Etch a Sketch at A-Bomb but potatoes Tanaka instead, A-Bomb uses several successive Atomic Powerbombs to subdue the Japanese SuperDestroyer and get the win for Rick Santorum.
Tom Tebow approaches two men backstage and holds out his hand. The two men turn around…
Suave:HOLY CRAP! IT’S SUSPENDED NEW ORLEANS SAINTS COACH SEAN PAYTON AND SUSPENDED ST. LOUIS RAM DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR GREGG WILLIAMS!
Williams hands Tebow cash and then both Payton and Williams leave.
Romney 565, Santorum 256. Gingrich 141, Paul 66
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Posted on 21 March 2012.
Posted on 21 March 2012.
The crowd who showed up to “protest” Rick Santorum’s arrival last night to speak to an overflow crowd of supporters and assembled TV cameras and a national audience in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, looked like a solid phalanx of leftists transported from the 1960′s and slightly warmed over for this 2012 appearance, according to various on the scene eyewitness accounts.
But mixed in with the group of disgruntled, sloppy looking protesters with faces scrunched up with hatred and carrying a wide ranging batch of anti-America and anti-Santorum and other angry protest signs – including the memorable “no vaginal probe” signs – were the “Ron Paul for President” signs.
One could not tell one outside protestor group from the other outside protestor group – they all appeared to be there to “protest” Rick Santorum and get some free TV air time for their “protest” cause and they mingled together in their protesting party in the warm spring evening.
It would be impossible to video the crowd without getting them all together in the same image – Ron Paulies and anti-war, anti-Santorum protestors. But that’s being redundant.
Gettysburg was of course, the turning point of the civil war, the high water mark for the southern cause.
The Santorum forces hoped Rick Santorum’s appearance – which caused a line several blocks long outside waiting to get into the standing room only overflow hallway outside the filled ballroom – and the victory of primary rival Mitt Romney in Illinois tonight – also mark the “high water mark” for him and the start of a string of victories for Santorum next.
Just like at one point on the Gettysburg battlefield after Pickets Charge, there is an actual location marked as the “high water mark” for the southern cause and the start thereafter, of a string of northern victories.
The neat dressed, polite and family oriented crowd that stood on line and assembled inside to hear Santorum was a marked contrast with the outside protesters, a mix of young and old who appeared to have been transported from a 1960′s anti-war leftwing rally of disgruntled and angry protesters.
A report came to me of an exchange with one hippie looking protestor who carried a sign that protested “Stop Medicaid Cuts for Elderly.”
When asked by a couple who were there as Santorum fans if he was protesting President Obama’s cuts in medicaid for seniors, we are told the protestor appeared very confused and disoriented, unsure how to respond.
“Poor fellow looks like he was totally unprepared to actually SPEAK to anybody, he was just told to hold the sign” our source reports.
Another report was of a little girl with her mother pulling her along with one hand as the other hand held up a sign pointed towards the line of Santorum supporters outside the hotel, which informed them that “Jesus was a Liberal.”
The little girl’s sign did not appear to make any converts among the Santorum supporters in the line.
I do not know what Rick Santorum’s “path to the nomination” is at this point, nor like most of those who attended the Gettysburg rally for Rick Santorum last night, and like his supporters watching his speech on TV (as I did), do I especially care.
I do know that the biggest contrast of the night wasn’t listening to Rick Santorum and later on TV Mitt Romney’s speeches that night . It wasn’t that while Romney does speak favorably on many of our issues while Santorum continues to be far more capable of articulating conservative values and of recruiting, motivating and energizing conservatives and values voters.
No, the biggest and best contrast that show us what is at stake in the 2012 election year was to look at the contrast in the appearance of the two crowds.
One crowd well dressed, neat, polite, conservative, well informed and able to articulate their usually Christian and always pro-family, conservative, “values” oriented views.
And the other crowd that looked like anti-war leftists from the 1960′s, with the prominent “no vaginal probes” sign to protest the introduction of HB 1077, the “Women’s Right to Know” bill that requires a examination to determine that there is in fact a pregnancy involved BEFORE Planned Parenthood can do the abortion they want and collect their fees.
In only a very small number of those cases, if the external ultrasound “picture” does not provide the information needed, then the more invasive procedure would be done to confirm whether or not there is a fetus present and its age, or is there some other problem which may require some OTHER procedure other than the abortion the Planned Parenthood is anxious to administer.
Planned Parenthood has already admitted that they ALREADY have done the ultra sounds. They just don’t want to be required to do them and certainly don’t want to be required to show the mother.
The crowd outside appears to stand with the “vagina probe” sign carrier – and with Planned Parenthood’s side of the argument. “Don’t make us find out” to paraphrase them, and “don’t ask don’t tell the mother” to put it yet another way.
The conservative group of Rick Santorum supporters and politicians gathered inside to hear Rick Santorum, seemed to be on the other side.
Sources from this Santorum Gettysburg Rally say their seeing State Representative Scott Perry, who is one of seven candidates claiming to be “the true conservative” seeking the open Congressional seat in the area being vacated by 6-term Congressman Todd Platts, left them favorably impressed with him.
They do not know if he is supporting Rick Santorum. They do know that his respect for the candidate to come and meet and hear Santorum, left them very pleased.
I do anticipate reporting later this week on the battle to pass House Bill 1077, the “Women’s Right to Know” bill which would require Planned Parenthood to inform and show the mother an ultra sound to confirm that there is a pregnancy and the age of the baby before proceeding.
I wrote this past Friday of reports that State Rep. Scott Perry had withdrawn from that battlefield and as a co-sponsor of HB 1077. I have been awaiting his reaction to that story carried in RED STATE online.
State Rep. Rick Perry told an Action of PA member at the Santorum Gettysburg Rally that he was most interested in protecting the rights of both the pregnant mother and the baby and would be delighted to meet with a delegation from that group to discuss how this could best be done, and how they could help him in that battle. More later, stay tuned.
We congratulate Mitt Romney for his victory in Illinois tonight but warn him and his supporters.
This Illinois defeat did nothing to quench the enthusiasm for Rick Santorum in this conservative grassroots crowd and across America. And so Mitt Romney has two big challenges ahead of him.
First, can he overcome and defeat Santorum in future contests by enough of a margin to gain a majority of convention delegates?
And second, can he do this in a way that doesn’t turn this crowd off, and leave him alone to face the protest crowd outside who hate everything that both Santorum and Romney speak for, and whose work will otherwise guarantee the reelection of Barack Obama in 2012 along with a U.S. Senate and House that will support his liberal-left agenda?
The Mitt Romney big dollar donors who benefited from government “save Wall Street” dollars in the past, won’t man the barricades of the campaign fight between these two different crowds. They won’t donate enough to close the gap between a GOP nominee and Barack’s Billion.
So far, we’ve not seen anything from Mitt Romney that will generate intense enthusiasm from these conservatives, which McCain failed to enlist and which caused his defeat in 2008.
The turnout in this part of Pennsylvania, a “red state” segment of the population, was actually 8 percent less than in the past, helping Obama carry the state in 2008.
And unless we do see that enthusiasm for Romney then in future primaries coming right up, including Pennsylvania on April 24, then it might turn out to be more than a just a spring-night’s dream, that the crowd at Gettysburg will have seen a second “high water mark” in this little but now historic Pennsylvania town last night.
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Under President Obama we doubled-down in Afghanistan? We sent more of our fellow citizens to a long hard slog in a country whose synonym is Quagmire while announcing the eventual date of their withdrawal at the same time. In an unprecedented action Mr. Obama announced our attack as he heralded our retreat in a calculated political decision that has cost lives, squandered treasure and told the Taliban to wait in the wings for the second act.
As our economy was being outsourced, our debt monetized, and our infrastructure crumbled we meekly followed the leader deeper into a thankless nation-building campaign in the Little Bighorn of nations. A nation that is more of a Western construct than an actual nation-state, and the tribes which inhabit this mountainous waste have resisted and foiled every empire from Alexander toMoscow.
There is a fundamental difference between a republic and an empire. Republics are based upon the consent of the governed. Empires are imposed from above. Republics foster a community of equals each with the opportunity to achieve. Empires exalt the ruling class at the expensive of everyone else. Though settled by European kingdoms seeking empires theUnited Stateswasn’t founded to become an empire. Individuals fought against the empire building tyrants until their determination and resolve won independence against all odds.
It is time to re-thinkAmerica’s international military commitments. It is our world wide web of foreign commitments and entanglements that has been used by the self-righteous Progressives and their cronies in the military industrial complex in their efforts to transform theUnited Statesfrom republic to empire. They have used the never ending wars for peace to regiment our society and create a centrally-planned bureaucratic mega government.
George Washington warned us to avoid foreign entanglements telling us, “It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world…” He warned us about allowing the military to grow to big, “Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.”
Thomas Jefferson outlined the essential principles of our government which included this advice concerning foreign affairs, “peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations entangling alliances with none.”
For the first 100 years of our existence we followed Washington’s great rule, “The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.”
The temptation to empire captured the American imagination in the 1890s: the beginning of the Progressive Era. This was a time whenEuropewas rushing to gobble up the last places open for colonization or carving up those areas unsuited for colonies into spheres of influence.
Under President McKinley the United States entered the scramble for colonies in the Spanish-American War winning Puerto Pico and thePhilippines as well as a long war against those in thePhilippines who wanted the independence they had expected when liberated from the Spanish Empire by theAmericanRepublic.
Teddy Roosevelt the great grandfather of the Progressives followed McKinley walking softly while carrying a big stick in the form of the Great White Fleet. He used America’s new found industrial might and military power for multiple intrusions into the sovereignty of Latin American countries. While better known for his war against business, or trust busting as it was then called, the first President Roosevelt extolled war as a means to national greatness, “No triumph of peace is quite so great as the supreme triumph of war”
After being re-elected on the promise to keep Americaneutral President Wilson proclaimed America must fight to “Make the World Safe for Democracy.” An adventure which cost over 300,000 casualties and which actually expanded the empires ofEngland,France, andJapan while sowing the seeds of an even greater war.
After Wilson’s war the Congress of the United Statesre-asserted control by rejecting the international entanglements of the League of Nations Treaty returning to the traditional American foreign policy of freedom of trade and freedom of action.
Under FDR America fought an undeclared naval war against Germany in 1940 and 41 and imposed draconian embargoes against Japan prior toPearl Harbor. Once we were attacked we had to defend ourselves. However, when World War II ended with the defeat of German, Italian, and Japanese totalitarianism and the vast expansion of Soviet totalitarianism, the guiding light ofAmerica foreign policy seems to have been permanently extinguished.
As the British Empire sailed into the sunset we filled the void taking up the role of leader of the West in the Cold War. For forty-six years we faced the Soviets until they collapsed. Then instead of coming home we spread our wings even further embracing Eastern Europe. We made a vain promise to send young Americans to fight for Estonia and Slovakia. We coaxed color-coded revolutions all around Russia while our allies moved the EU to the East. All of this rebuffed the hand of the Russians and made them instead of friends bitter foes who realized America had exploited their weakness and attempted to surround them with enemies. This is the exact scenario which has haunted Russian paranoid dreams for centuries.
It is against the traditional principles of American foreign policy to establish and maintain an empire of far-flung outposts. Doing so has broken the bank and we cannot afford to be the Policeman of the world. We cannot afford to build nations for people who don’t want them while allowing our own infrastructure to decay. How did a peaceful nation of free citizens become the advocate of pre-emptive attack and endless occupation? How much blood and treasure did we invest in Iraq and what will be the result: a precipitous pull-out resulting in a Shi’a ally for Iran.
The war inAfghanistanwas obviously defensive and retaliatory in nature given the Taliban’s support and collusion with Al Qaeda. But ten years later what’s it all about? Are we really dedicated to building a modern nation for tribal people who have no sense of nationhood? Have we blundered into the same trap that brought the Soviets to their knees?
And it isn’t only our current hot deployment that is problematic.
The United Stateshas armed forces in over 130 countries. We’re committed to defend most of these countries against aggression. Where were these allies on 9-11? Where are they inAfghanistan? Why do we have treaties binding us to go to war to defend those who refuse to support us when we’re attacked? If these policies are counter-productive are there any alternatives?
Close the foreign bases and bring our troops home. Sell the bases and save the money. Station our troops on the borders to protect us from the on-going invasion of illegal immigrants who are overloading our systems. Let the maintenance of the bases and the spending of the troops contribute to our domestic economy instead of the economies of other countries. If we need to project American power, use the carrier battle-groups designed for that purpose. ProtectAmericaand rebuild our infrastructure.
When asked what to do with the American Military after World War I Will Rogers said, “Get ‘em all home, add to their number, add to their training, then just sit tight with a great feeling of security and just read about foreign wars. That’s the best thing in the world to do with them.”
We must jettison the Empire to save the Republic! If we don’t the imperial power will swamp the republican nature. We will retain the forms our Founders gave us as we find ourselves under the jackbooted heel of the Praetorian Progressives and their imperial dreams.
Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion for Southside Virginia Community College. He is the Historian of the Future and the author of the History of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2012 Robert R. Owens email@example.com Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens