Protect and Defend

Welcome to my blog, Protect and Defend. You don’t have to understand me. You only have to agree with me. I can live with losing the good fight, but I can not live with not fighting that good fight at all. - Publius

Sunday, October 15, 2006


I took a break this weekend from this site. I needed to clear my head. There is just so much wrong in the world and in politics. Sometimes I just can’t stand how poorly the Republican leadership has handled so many issues. But, then I think of the alternative and what it would be like if Nancy Pelosi was to become the leader of the House and I came to the determination that I would rather have ineffective leadership instead of a leadership that would put a representative of San Francisco in charge of the House of Representatives.
I have never been to San Francisco, I have no desire to ever go to San Francisco, and I do not want San Francisco values to come to power here in the US.


Blogger Alec said...

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Mon Oct 16, 09:29:00 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

I do not want San Francisco values to come to power here in the US.

I've long said that trends in California travel all the way across the country. Perhaps that trend is one reason that you (and I) are so digusted by politics today.

Mon Oct 16, 09:45:00 PM  
Blogger Alec said...

Well, America seems to feel that SF values are better than, say, Alabama values, which is what we get from the GOP.

This comment is tired. Pelosi is a "San Francisco Democrat" cries the right. A very subtle form of gay baiting, I suspect, but SF "values" are also responsible for creating one of the healthiest, economically successful cities in the States. Personally, I do not have much of a desire to live in SF, but I would prefer it to any city in the American South and most places in the Midwest and West.

Ridicule California all you want; it is still the largest economy in the US. Even Delaware, the epicenter of corporate America, is overwhelmingly liberal.

The fact is, this Congress is out of touch with mainstream American values. And it is showing in the polls.

Mon Oct 16, 10:32:00 PM  
Blogger quakerdave said...

What exactly ARE "San Francisco values," any-whoo, hmmm? The right to wear leather in a parade?

I believe that this phrase is a not-so-subtle form of gay-baiting as well, and I detest it as such. If you mean "LIBERAL values," then say so. And what difference EXACTLY would it make if Ms. Pelosi bcame Speaker? Compared to what we have now, I mean, as in a guy who is so obviously a tool of the White House, a guy who rarely comes out from his office and even then can't get a good cover-up going.

I think a return to two-party government might be a good idea for a while. This one-party junta isn't exactly doing it for me.

Mon Oct 16, 10:42:00 PM  
Blogger WayneDawg said...

A friend of mine said it best about who should be in charge in Washington........

"How fast do you want the country to go to hell? If the republicans are in charge, the country will go to hell just a little bit slower than if the democrats were."

Tue Oct 17, 08:19:00 AM  
Blogger Rogue Mariner said...

How do you know, really, what "San Francisco Values" are, if you have never been there, and are opposed to ever going there? More fear and loathing from the Conservative side. Just point to something different from what you know and scream "It's BAD, It's BAD!" And the rank and file will follow along blindly.

Tue Oct 17, 11:48:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

Well let’s look at why I don’t want to go to or live in San Francisco and why I definitely don’t want San Francisco values to spread.
Because in 2005, the San Francisco Appeals Court said the Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitutional and could not be recited in schools. Because in 2005, voters in San Francisco approved measures banning handguns and encouraging schools to keep military recruiters off campus, in a ballot initiative. Because in 2005, San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer declared California’s law recognizing marriage between only a man and a woman as unconstitutional even though that is a Supreme Court decision. Because on March 30, 2006, the city of San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a non-binding resolution that condemns the Catholic Church for its opposition to homosexual adoption. The resolution said that the church’s anti-homosexual adoption policy was “hateful and discriminatory.” The resolution adds, “It is an insult to all San Franciscans when a foreign country, like the Vatican, meddles with and attempts to negatively influence this great city’s existing and established customs and traditions, such as the right of same-sex couples to adopt and care for children in need.”

So why do I not want to go to San Francisco and why do I not want the Representative of the town to be in charge of the House of Representatives? Because I don’t want secular values to spread in this country where the Pledge of Allegiance is banned because of the words “Under God.” Because the local government should not be able to pick and choose the parts of the Constitution they want to follow and do away with the Second Amendment and prevent me or anyone else from defending themselves or their family. Because San Francisco has openly attacked the military by banning military recruiters from going to schools while it does allow other companies to go to those schools to recruit new employees. Because the San Francisco courts have taken it into their own hands to make the laws. And finally because the city of San Francisco has openly attacked the Catholic Church. So no, I don’t want these values to spread.

Wed Oct 18, 04:33:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

And Alec, do some reading, San Francisco is a limo-liberal town that has forced out all but the rich. The poor have to commute into the city because they can’t afford it. San Francisco is a capitalist utopia.

Wed Oct 18, 04:35:00 AM  
Blogger Bobkatt said...

Publius, don't forget this San Francisco value: San Francisco, California (AHN) - In a sign of the times the city of San Francisco voted 8-3 not to have the retired warship USS Iowa remain docked in the bay.

The USS Iowa fought in battles from World War II to Korea to the Persian Gulf War and is recognized has having suffered one of the most horrific accidents in Navy history.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif, also a former mayor of the city, locked up $3 million for the ship to remain a tourist attraction in the city. But with the war on terror, the military policy on gays and the war in Iraq facing so much opposition, the city supervisors voted the measure down.

Wed Oct 18, 05:04:00 AM  
Blogger Rogue Mariner said...

I think I like the sound of San Francisco. YOu don't mention all the good things...Joe Montana, Rice a Roni, trolleys, the Grateful Dead, fantastic art, and the list goes on and on. But, they told the Catholic Church to "myob" (and I was raised Catholic)and don't buy the whole Red Scare "Under God" provision to the pledge. Yup, damn San Franciscans are ruining the whole country.

Wed Oct 18, 05:31:00 AM  
Blogger Oncorhynchus Mykiss said...

Pub, Sean Hannity, and like-minded hacks have to have something to grasp onto at the '06 elections and this is all that you can all come up with. "Nacny Pelosi is a disaster, do you want her runnin' things?" Thats sad. Talk about the proven track records of all of these Rep. incumbants and why they should be re-elected, talk about their dignity and ability to avoid scandal! Oh wait...

Wed Oct 18, 10:47:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

Rogue, they are not ruining the country, I just don’t want them running the country.

MyKiss, I am voting for my incumbents because I want to see them reelected. It is up to the individual voter to look at the voting records of their own representative and decide if they want them reelected or not. I simply have the extra motivation to get to a voting booth in November because not only do I want my Senator and Representative to get reelected but I also don’t want to see someone like Pelosi come to power in the House.

Wed Oct 18, 11:08:00 PM  
Blogger quakerdave said...

Don't forget the Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna.

It's a cheap label and a nice little buzz phrase. For people like the Hannity crowd who can only think in very short sentences.

I guess liberals should talk about "Philadelphia, Mississippi" values.

Thu Oct 19, 10:29:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

QD, you are going to have to explain, what are Philadelphia, Mississippi values?

Sun Oct 22, 12:03:00 AM  

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