Hobby Lobby Chickenhawks (Guest Post)

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The left has got itself up in arms in its outrage of the week; can you guess what it is? Swapping a military deserter who is possibly guilty of treason for several terrorist leaders? Maybe the fact that our president has manufactured a new crisis by dissolving our southern border? Or perhaps the fact that he’s pretty much checked out and run off to do photo ops when with two and 1/2 years left in his term? How about the fact that a private business can’t be forced to include an inexpensive item that can be legally and easily purchased by anyone? If you said the last one you would be correct! You already know that the Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, which of course has sent the left to its standard playbook – having nothing positive or constructive to offer they’re moving to whip it’s base into a frothing anger!1 Dem lawmakers don’t seem to understand how Supreme Court rulings work and are trying to pass another law to be overturned as well.

Ah, if only the party had a leader who understood the Constitution he might warn them not to waste their time… And in the short run they’re simply going out and flat out lying about what the ruling means. It was so bad that even The Washington Post had to call them on it. Not being true won’t matter to their base, of course. They’ll parrot these lines ad infinitum and lecture the rest of us about what horrible people we are for not embracing their agenda. You know what they’re not doing though? None of these leftists, particularly the wealthy ones, aren’t opening their own chain of hobby stores that offer a cornucopia of birth control products for their employees. Or maybe they can run a Kickstarter campaign to allow leftists without tons of money to finance this cause with their own hard earned savings?

Sadly, leftists’ charity and compassion comes to an abrupt end when it reaches their wallets. I’ve criticized these minimum wage Chickenhawks in the past over their hypocrisy toward Wal-Mart and how powerful leftists actually pay their own employees. But let’s forget about asking the lefties to but their own hobby store – I have a simpler solution to show your sincerity. If you feel that not agreeing to be forced to spend your own money to buy other people things that are not essential to their survival, then it’s time to prove that you are not supporter of the 18th Amendment. Yes, I am talking about the prohibition of alcohol, and you can prove your sincerity by picking up the tab for my beer consumption! Yes, just contact me and I’ll be happy to direct you to a number of local watering holes where we can set up a tab in my name that will be billed directly to you, and we can do the same at the local Total Wine where beers for consumption at Chateau d’ Bob are generally purchased. Now you might be objecting to my proposal for some very good reasons:

  • Beer is something that can easily be legally purchased by any adult, including me
  • Beer is not essential to my health (although I’m still trying to convince Sister Babe otherwise)
  • Not forcing someone else to buy beer for me in no way prevents me from purchasing beer myself
  • It would be incredibly insulting to me to suggest that I’m so hapless and unable to manage my finances that I can’t afford to make a small purchase for myself

Of course, these are the same arguments that you lefties reading this like to use regarding the necessity of birth control mandates, and I know that none of you want to be called out as hypocrites, so here is an easy opportunity for you to put your money where your mouth is. But I will have to warn you, I tip generously.

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Cross posted from Brother Bob’s Blog

1- Yes, conservatives, we are guilty of this as well at times as well. In fact, I have another short post coming up addressing our sins in this department. Stay tuned…

Blogging by the credo of "Making the world a more offensive place, one blog post at a time", Brother Bob started writing posts around the beginning of the Obama presidency over at Brother Bob's Blog. A born-again Existentialist and self-professed libertarian with conservative tendencies, he has ironically chosen to live in the Washington, DC area - deep behind enemy lines. He has always loved history, and spent eight years volunteering as a tour guide on weekends, giving over 200 tours to roughly 2,500 mostly foreign guests. His tours were highlighted by stories generally not found in the history books or most other tours, such as the importance of the Battle if Antietam, the origins or Arlington Cemetery, and dispelling the myths of FDR's New Deal. Although his favorite subject to blog about is Economics, as seen in his Economics for Politicians series, his posts try to address angles that other conservative writers and the mainstream media (naturally!) miss. "There's no point in putting up a post on a subject that someone smarter than me has already written". He believes in the "Happy Warrior" approach, and tries to inject humor in his posts, sometimes successfully. Two such examples are his posts comparing the modern left to the horrible Star Wars prequels, and analyzing the laments of a DC woman in search of a feminist boyfriend. Brother Bob lives with his very patient wife known as Sister Babe, and their fantastic son. Little Bob. Little Bob is also the reason that being a tour guide came to an end, as spending Saturdays raising a son takes priority over giving lectures to foreign visitors on the folly of Keynesian economics. BB is also grateful for the opportunity to take his place among the outstanding writers at Flopping Aces, appreciates every person who takes the time to read his posts, and especially those who join him in the conversation in the comments.

29 Responses to “Hobby Lobby Chickenhawks (Guest Post)”

  1. 1

    John

    Sure bobby just tell me where you drink I drive a truck delivering motorcyvles usually down the coast and across Texas then up the cost and back so if your anywhere along that route I would spit you a round or two yet post where

  2. 3

    Ronald J. Ward

    Dice it, slice it, and serve it up with fries but at the end of the day, the general consensus of the Lobby Hobby decision is that voters don’t like. They’re not buying it. The recent Senate filibuster, albeit a Dem political stunt, validates that. It will ultimately cost the GOP votes. Significant votes? Doubt it but it’s just another nail they’ve driven in their coffin.

  3. 4

    MAKAYA

    A Supreme Court ruling will cost the GOP votes?

    You mean that the left-wing is actually proposing to politicize a court ruling? Of course they are.

  4. 5

    ilovebeeswarzone

    THE PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY DECIDE OF WHO THEY VOTE FOR,
    WE TOLD THEM OF ALL THE LIES AND THEY HAD ENOUGH WITH THAT,
    NO MORE DEMOCRATS TO VOTE FOR, THEY SINK THEIR BOATS,
    AND THEY DID IT THEMSELVES,
    GOODBYE LYARS, CORRUPTS, ABUSIF DUDES, ZOMBIES, SNAKES, MONGREL, AND TAKE THE MONEY ,OBAMA HAS COLLECT,
    AND HAVE A GOOD LONG VACATION,
    OTHER

  5. 6

    Ronald J. Ward

    @MAKAYA: Much of Republican appointed SCOTUS pro-plutocratic agenda is pushed for and then cheered by today’s GOP, making my agument valid and yours specious if not a non sequitur entirely.

  6. 7

    ilovebeeswarzone

    it’s hard to notice the group covering OBAMA,
    DITHERING ON AND ON,
    it make one feel sorry for what they try so hard to sell,
    AS OPPOSE TO
    the CONSERVATIVES WHO KNOW RIGHT THAN WHAT THEY ARE TALKING IS THE TRUTH, AND NEVER NEED
    TO PAINT ANOTHER COLOR,

  7. 9

    Randy

    Actually, if those criticizing this decision had any ability to reason, they would be concerned that the Supreme Court decision was not 9-0. The first amendment to the Constitution prevents the federal government from infringing on any individual’s right to practice their religion. Abortion and birth control is against the religion of the family who owns Hobby Lobby. Therefore, the federal government should not have the right to force Hobby Lobby to be a party to providing abortion and birth control to their employees. It is amusing the reason the Supreme Court based their decision on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 passed by the Democrats!

  8. 10

    Bill

    @Ronald J. Ward:

    @MAKAYA: Much of Republican appointed SCOTUS pro-plutocratic agenda is pushed for and then cheered by today’s GOP, making my agument valid and yours specious if not a non sequitur entirely.

    Gee, Ronnie, you and the other leftists were signing a different tune when that ” Republican appointed SCOTUS” approved Obamacare as Constitutional (albeit as a tax, which it was promised it would not be). It would appear that, actually, you are simply a bunch of whiney babies that scream and stamp your feet when you don’t get your way, regardless of how illegal or un-Constitutional that way is.

    Waaa. Waaa, waa, waa.

  9. 11

    Ronald J. Ward

    @Bill: Bill, I’m not “singing” any tune but simply making an argument that the Hobby Lobby decision and more so, the recent GOP filibuster of The Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act will help Democrats at the polls.

    It may not be a huge game changer but it’s simply another corporate kowtowing that goes against the will of the general electorate.

    Did someone misinform you about what I wrote or are you incapable of reading and comprehending?

  10. 13

    retire05

    @Ronald J. Ward:

    simply making an argument that the Hobby Lobby decision and more so, the recent GOP filibuster of The Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act will help Democrats at the polls.

    A motion for reconsideration of cloture vote was taken. This would have allowed the bill, S. 2578, to got to an up and down vote. Vote on the motion was divided along party lines, except for ONE vote, a “nay” vote by Democrat Harry Reid.

    Reid knew that he would need 60 votes to bring the bill to the floor and he didn’t have them. Not only that, he didn’t have the votes, even from his own party, to pass the bill, so he sabotaged the bill. So your deceitful whining about how Republicans filibustered the bill is blatantly dishonest at its very core.

    It may not be a huge game changer but it’s simply another corporate kowtowing that goes against the will of the general electorate.

    Now, I don’t know what polls you are reading that were against the Hobby Lobby decision (well, actually I do and it stems from Huffington Post) but all the other polls taken (Rasmussen and Baltimore Sun) were in support of the Hobby Lobby decision. You progressives may think that the destruction of the First Amendment is favored by a plurality of the American voter, but you are wrong. Just as the support for abortion on demand is falling and a majority of Americans now support limiting abortion to no more than the first 20 weeks of gestation, Americans don’t want to abolish the freedom of religion in any arena.

  11. 14

    Bill

    @Ronald J. Ward: Well, they will need all the help they can possibly get (though the corrupt liberal media will reliably be there, as always, lying and covering to aid and abet as much as possible) since those who supported the worst piece of legislation in world history are having to scramble and somehow justify why they supported it. But, the point is, when the SC supports a liberal tenet, it’s “hooray for the rule of law”, yet when they uphold a Constitutional tenet, they are supporting the “plutocrats”.

    Obamacare sucks and sucks bad. It sucks because there was such haste to get this wealth redistribution scheme into law (only to be serial-abrogated by none other than Obama himself, to save his political skin) that it was not carefully crafted, carefully vetted, carefully considered or even read. The only important goal was to get it passed regardless of how damaging it might be.

    Democrat game-playing with legislation has worn thin and is no longer given consideration. The left can try to circumvent the SC and their own grievous mistakes, wanting more a political issue than any sort of solution to any sort of problem, real or imagined, all they want but it no longer, thanks to the avalanche of other Obama failures, disasters, scandals and crisis that no one is paying attention any longer. You leftists want to start another phony “war on women” over not getting 20% of the birth control you mandated for the purpose of diverting attention from the failure to accomplish any improvement in domestic, economic or foreign affairs.

    I understand your position better than you do; that is what results from simply repeating what you are told to believe without understanding it.

  12. 15

    Ronald J. Ward

    @Brother Bob: Your rhetoric is inconsistent with both my argument as to how this decision will play out at the polls as well as the Hobby Lobby decision itself.
    @retire05: I always know better than to read your malarkey but sometimes make exceptions, perhaps to just compare you with your cohorts just to chuckle at how identically rediculas and argumentive fraudulent so many of you can be.
    Considering you understand words such as “cloture” and “filibuster”, you surely understand the logic of the lone Democratic “nay” vote from Sen Reid and how it plays out in ongoing Senatorial proceedings. Do you? I suspect you do. So when you are blatantly dishonest in your arguments and just make up incredibly stupid shit, it’s hard to give anything you say an iota of credence.

  13. 16

    retire05

    @Ronald J. Ward:

    Considering you understand words such as “cloture” and “filibuster”, you surely understand the logic of the lone Democratic “nay” vote from Sen Reid and how it plays out in ongoing Senatorial proceedings. Do you? I suspect you do. So when you are blatantly dishonest in your arguments and just make up incredibly stupid shit, it’s hard to give anything you say an iota of credence.

    Oh, I fully understand the deceptiveness of evil Harry Reid. But I also understand that while the votes were purely symbolic, Reid did not want this bill to go to a floor vote for the simple reason is that the Democrats are at a high risk of losing the Senate this November, and he didn’t want his party on record saying they no longer value the First Amendment.

    I always know better than to read your malarkey but sometimes make exceptions

    What a load of horse manure. You always respond to any post I direct to you, and always with the same response on how you seldom read my posts. The problem with people like you, RJW, is that you believe your own lies.

  14. 17

    Ronald J. Ward

    @retire05: Okay, so you are ignorant of senate rules, or just dishonest, or both.

    To be clear, Reid voted no for procedural reasons as when a bill dies in the Senate, it can be resurrected only when someone on the winning side of the cloture vote files what’s known as a “motion to reconsider”. Simply put, Reid’s vote allows him to bring the bill back to the floor whereas a yes vote would have been the final death blow of the bill.

    This isn’t a new stratagem and has been a standard of both parties. Your argument doesn’t make sense on any level. If Reid wanted this go away as you say, he would have voted the opposite. If he was afraid of the political fallout as you argue, why would he ever bring it to the floor to begin with?

    This is precisely why trying to have a constructive conversation with you or your cloned sockpuppets is unrealisic as you are all so identically jaw dropping dishonest or profoundly stupid.

    The only satisfaction is catching you red handed and watching your identical tap dances. It’s as amusing as a puppet show and I get to operate the strings.

  15. 18

    retire05

    @Ronald J. Ward:

    Come on, RJW, admit you didn’t know that Reid had voted “nay” on the motion to reconsider. Now you’re trying to CYA. But first, you need to pull your head out of it.

    It was a political stunt, you know, like the Dems accuse Republicans of doing all the time. But then, I guess we will never really know what is in the bill, since they did not pass it. After all, Nancy Pelosi said they had to pass the ACA so we could know what was in it.

    Guess what, it’s the same crap sandwich it has always been, only now Americans are on to the Dems.

  16. 19

    ilovebeeswarzone

    Ronald J. Ward
    you should know by now that retire05 never show up with lies,
    everyone here know him and believe his words,
    you are dishonest, and bad shit, each time you come to attack the smarter than you ,
    and CONSERVATIVES GROUP ,
    GO AHEAD MAKE A FIT AND CRAWL OUT,

  17. 21

    Bill

    @Ronald J. Ward:

    To be clear, Reid voted no for procedural reasons as when a bill dies in the Senate, it can be resurrected only when someone on the winning side of the cloture vote files what’s known as a “motion to reconsider”. Simply put, Reid’s vote allows him to bring the bill back to the floor whereas a yes vote would have been the final death blow of the bill.

    Reid is a lying scumbag that plays this same game time and time again. When the President presented his “pass it now” so-called “jobs” bill, when Reid saw he didn’t even have Democrat support for another wasteful, corrution-magnet “stimulus” bill, he never brought it for a vote (though McConnell demanded it be voted on). Then, of course, you and every other blind liberal sing (again with the singing) the same worn out tune of “obstructionist Republicans” that are blocking all of Obama’s good deeds.

    The left has done the same with immigration reform, every time some point where an agreement might be possible, injecting some poison pill to kill the compromise, then blaming Republicans for blocking it. Just as with the worn out tactic of yelling “racism” every time a failure is pointed out, these blatantly obvious tactics are the only transparency of this administration. Lie on, Ronald. Lie on.

  18. 22

    ilovebeeswarzone

    did AMERICA FORGOT HOW IT WAS BEFORE OBAMA CAME IN,
    AND MADE THOSE LAWS ON GOD, THE FLAG, SEX, DRUGS AND
    what was going on with PRESIDENT BUSH AT THE WHITE HOUSE ?
    THERE WHERE DECENCY, SELF RESTRAINT ON ALL THE SINS OF THE ANTI COMMANDS OF GOD, THE BUSINESS HAD NO RELATION IN THE PILL BUSINESS, LIFE NEGATION,
    WHICH THOSE COMMANDS OF GOD, WHERE EVEN TAKEN OUT FROM PUBLIC PLACE AND DESTROYED BY THE EVIL WORSHIPER
    WHO TOOK OVER SO FAST TO FILL THE GAP,
    IF YOU ARE NOT WITH GOD YOU ARE NOT WORTHY OF AMERICA, BECAUSE SHE IS A PRODUCT OF GOD,
    THE GREAT SPIRIT INHABIT AMERICA EVEN BEFORE THE SETTLERS ARRIVED
    AND HER LAWS WHERE GUIDED BY SEEKING GOD’S WISDOM,
    THERE WAS NOT ABORTION AS IT IS NOW, THE WOMAN KNEW THE DIFFERENCE ,
    BETWEEN GOOD AND BAD, WRONG AND RIGHT, TAKE NOT WHAT IS NOT YOURES, AND
    THE YOUNG GIRLS WOULD KNOW TO HOLD THEIR URGES OF SEX FOR THE SAKE OF SEX ALONE,
    THEY KNEW OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR ACTIONS, WHICH NOW MEAN ABORTION, THEY THOUGHT THEY GAIN FREEDOM, AND THEY GAIN ENTITELMENTS GUILT FEELING WHICH DON’T GO AWAY, FROM THE NEW REGIME, SOCIAL EQUALITY FOR ALL, MEAN YOU CANNOT BE SMARTER THAN THE OTHER, IF YOU ARE YOU ARE DENIED THE HIGH RANK, WE MISS BUSH YES, there was ONE ONLY USA,
    NO DIVIDE IN BITS OF IT HERE AND THERE,
    THERE WAS MORE RESPECT OF LIFE AGAINST ABORTION,
    NOW THE PROMISCUITY IS RAMPANT LIKE THE SNAKE,
    and the WRATH OF GOD IS UPON ALL THIS WORLD,
    IF YOU THINK YOU DON’T NEED GOD, THINK AGAIN,
    WE SURE MISS BUSH,

  19. 23

    Bill

    @This one:

    OMG, the right does nothing but manufacturer a new (non) scandal weekly and the low-infos lap it right up. Case in point.

    I guess you’ve missed the incessant rantings of the left over only getting 80% of their way and declaring yet another front on their imaginary, concocted, politically motivated, stupidity-feeding “war on women”. Talk about those who create phony scandals simply to have something to whine about.

  20. 25

    Nanny G

    @Bill: @This one:

    OMG, the right does nothing but manufacturer a new (non) scandal weekly and the low-infos lap it right up. Case in point.

    I guess you’ve missed the incessant rantings of the left over only getting 80% of their way and declaring yet another front on their imaginary, concocted, politically motivated, stupidity-feeding “war on women”. Talk about those who create phony scandals simply to have something to whine about.

    If a top elected Republican prevented women from getting to the hospital in order to deliver their baby, Dems, libs and their media lapdogs would be all over it.
    Obama did this…..
    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/383679/obama-motorcade-joins-war-women-dustin-siggins

    Obama’s motorcade prevented a woman from bearing her child in the safety of a hospital:

    Witnesses say a pregnant woman in labor was prevented by authorities from crossing a Los Angeles street to a hospital Wednesday because the road had been closed for President Barack Obama’s impending motorcade.

    The unidentified woman was barred from walking the few hundred feet to the hospital for at least 30 minutes as authorities waited for the president’s motorcade to pass by….

    From a political perspective, this sounds like something from The Onion: The president who says he’s trying to give women reproductive freedom stops a pregnant mother from entering a hospital.

    In 2012 and 2014, Democrats raised alarms about a ”War on Women” to support their claims that expanded abortion and contraception access, especially on the taxpayer dime, will help woman control their bodies.
    ….
    This is a democratic republic of equals, not a kingdom where serfs scatter before our betters.

    Heh.
    And of course Obama was running late.
    Doesn’t he always!
    30 minutes after he was supposed to drive by, he finally did.

    On a related note (the hypocrisy of Dems on the ”war on women”) Hillary has thrown her mother-in-law under the bus.
    She said that Bill’s promiscuity was all his mother’s fault!
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2703493/Hillary-Clinton-claimed-husband-abused-mother-led-having-affairs-reporter-spoke-First-Lady-Lewinsky-scandal-claims.html
    This from one of two anti-Clinton books now outselling Hillary’s latest, Hard Choices.

  21. 26

    ilovebeeswarzone

    Nanny G
    that is an abuse on the pregnant woman,
    those idiots should lose their jobs,
    THIS IS ALWAYS THE TUNE THAT SIDE PLAY ,
    THE AMERICAN ARE SO BORED WITH THEM,
    THEY CAN’T WAIT TO GET THEM OUT,

  22. 27

    ilovebeeswarzone

    Nanny G
    DID YOU HEAR THAT NEWS ON FOX?
    THE STARFISH ARE DYING ON MASS,
    AND WHAT HAPPEN THEY LOSE THEIR LIMB DETATCH ITSELF AND GO AWAY,
    ONE BY ONE, AND THE BODY TURN INTO A MUSHY LIQUID,
    WHY CAN IT BE? THEY SHOWED THE PICTURE WHEN THE LIMBS DETACH AND WHAT COME FROM THE BODY, I THINK IT’S SCARY,
    BYE

  23. 28

    Ranger

    “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable”.

    Political Correctness has destroyed the minds of the public.

    What ever happened to live and let live?
    Pursue your own happiness?
    Do well to all, and do harm to none?

    How did we get into the position where any one particular group is allowed to demand that others do and see as them, or be removed from participation?

    If you want to be free be free. If you want to sing out, sing out. If want to live high, live high. If you want to live low, live low. If you want to say yes, say yes. If you want to say no, say no. If you want to you, be you. If you want to be me, be me.
    There’s a million things to be, you know that there are!

    So, why are we all trying to get everyone to see the same as we think they should?

    Ever heard of, minding your own business?

    No group should tell another what to think, do or say, nor do they have the right to.

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