Friday, April 08, 2011

Ann Barnhardt

Today's rare and coveted Tribute post and Ushanka Tip go to Ann Barnhardt from Colorado.

A business owner and bitter clinger (see picture above), she sets the new standard in the areas of leadership and patriotic activism. She is educated and informed, which sets her apart from the masses, even many on our side. She is, in courage and intensity, what Glenn Beck is to using history and research to predict the future, or Sarah Palin is to inspirational classiness.

Likely, you've already seen her videos at the other cool blogs. These two videos are her response to Senator Lindsey Graham's abhorrent comments on a Sunday show where he would be open to banning Quran burning. He didn't help with subsequent comments either. Called "Lindsey Grahamnisty" by Rush Limbaugh, you'll recall that the Senator has sided with the RINO's and Democrats Communists on immigration and other major anti-American legislation. He pushed all his chips in the 'righteous moderate squishy middle' as did his buddy Senator McCain. South Carolina should be ashamed as their senator fails to stand for anything except winning the praise of our enemies.

From CBS:

"I wish we could find some way to -- to hold people accountable," he [Graham] said during a Sunday appearance on "Face the Nation." "Free speech is a great idea, but we're in a war. During World War II you had limits on what you could say if it would inspire the enemy. So burning a Quran is a terrible thing, but it doesn't justify killing someone. Burning a Bible would be a terrible thing, but it wouldn't justify murder."

"Any time we can push back here in America against actions like this that put our troops at risk, we ought to do it," he added. "So I look forward to working with Senator Kerry and Reid and others to condemn this, condemn violence all over the world based in the name of religion."

As a former soldier, may I say this in a way Ann would approve? Hey JACKASS, how dare you wrap yourself in the honor of American service men and women as you suggest we subordinate our Constitution to your whim du-jour. Hey JACKASS, World War II was a war, declared by congress. Libya is a war declared by the UN. You are in congress and you were passed over for a group of dictators, and instead of demanding congress vote, you toe the administration's line of 'anything for the muslims'.

That was therapeutic.

Here are Ann's two videos. As soon as we post this we'll watch them again. Will you join us?

In your face, eh? We went to public school, so like you, we were initially uncomfortable with Ann's directness. It bruised our self-esteem and high degree of tolerance. We've been sheltered all these years in mandatory corporate diversity training so our first reaction was to run and hide from that bright light of truth called Ann.

Will Ann get discouraged? She takes responsibility for her message and is rallying those of us who agree. Yet, we haven't seen any other videos of like-minded folks. (We haven't looked for them either). So will a lack of copy-cat videos discourage Ann? Will she feel she is the only one left with "brains and balls"? We hope not, and here is why:

We stood outside the single entrance to the Democrat National Convention in Denver in 2008 selling our sexy Commie Obama hats. We yelled "Be the first inside with a Commie Obama hat!" as Democrat senators, officials, donors and Hollywood scum were forced to walk by our smiling face. We picked this as our battle space and brought the fight. It was right for us, as were these videos right for Ann in both time and message. We each have our ideal fight and time, and while a mass Quran-burning would be fun to watch, spontaneous outbursts at random times and locations have as good or better effect.

We hope to see more of Ann.

You can get to know Ann better. She was interviewed this week by Andrea Shea King.

Ann's Blog -

This post was written while smoking a Santa Damiana.


Ann Barnhardt said...

Thank you, Sir. You are too kind. (blush)

Ann B.

Joanna said...

I really must smile, because I love Ann!!
She is way too diplomatic in her language.
Many days I don't even read the news for fear of heart attack. It drives me nuts when our ELECTED reps are tip-toeing around the "religion of" pieces!!!
telling us to be little more tolerant and everything will be fine!
...what a bunch of BS!!!
I shudder to think of the rude awakening!