You want the best conservative blogs and sites to read every day? Well, Zilla has done it again! With the second annual zilla awards. So do check out all the winners!
Now me? This is my badge! Hahahahhahaha….
Maybe next year for me? Huh?
Welcome to the Second Annual Zilla Awards for Awesomeness in the Dextrosphere! Conservative Bloggers may still be the Chopped Liver of the Right, but in my eyes they are the finest cuts of the very best red meat, and now it is time to again recognize the bestiest of that best. This time around there are some winners on a hot streak, some new winners, and some new categories, because there is a lot of awesomeness on the RIGHT side of the Blogosphere that deserves a fiery flaming badge of honor. Here are your winners of the Second AnnualZilla Awards for Awesomeness in the Dextrosphere who kicked ass all over the interwebz in 2012:
AL QAEDA DIDN’T MURDER 532 PEOPLE IN CHICAGO – AL SHARPTON DID!
This entire ‘national conversation’ on guns is nothing more than another liberal attempt to pin the blame on something else beside the real reason for all the violence in the streets. It is not guns killing all those people in Chicago. It is black males with guns.
The question is why are black males so violent? FBI crime data shows that black males commit over half of America’s violent crimes and murders. Black males make up less than 6% of the population. Those in the ages when most violent crime is likely to be committed must be around 2 to 3%. This would exclude the very young and very old. Also, one must realize that not every black male is a thug who commits crime, further lowering the percentage of the US population that commit the vast majority of violent crimes and murder. I don’t have the data but would submit that the percentage of the violent, black criminals would be lower than 2%. Think about that. Half of America’s murders and violent crimes are committed by less than 2% of the population. Seems like an easy fix.
Liberals believe the answer to stop the violence in America is to take firearms from honest people. There are tens, if not hundreds, of of million guns legally owned by lawful people in America. These people don’t commit murders in Chicago. They don’t even want to go to Chicago. They will not give up their guns to a federal government they do not trust. They wouldn’t give up their guns to a government they did trust. If you’re really serious about reducing the amount of gun crime in America, wouldn’t it be much more feasible and logical to remove black males from society?
After setting a record for murders in Chicago (congratulations!) in 2012, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is considering stronger gun laws. It is illegal to own a gun in Chicago. What more can he do? Ban people from thinking about guns?
“Whatever happens happens. I have a right granted to me by the Second Amendment in our bill of rights and it says ‘shall not be infringed,’” Boston said Saturday on CNN. “Unconstitutional laws aren’t laws.”
Boston’s letter, titled “No ma’am,” was first posted on CNN’s iReport on Dec. 27 and quickly made the rounds on social media.
“I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America,” the eight-year Marine Corps veteran wrote.
Boston said he wrote it after seeing all of the “misinformation” and “fear-mongering” coming out of the gun control discussion in the wake of last month’s mass elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
When my family and I started our company 40 years ago, we were working out of a garage on a $600 bank loan, assembling miniature picture frames. Our first retail store wasn’t much bigger than most people’s living rooms, but we had faith that we would succeed if we lived and worked according to God‘s word. From there, Hobby Lobby has become one of the nation’s largest arts and crafts retailers, with more than 500 locations in 41 states. Our children grew up into fine business leaders, and today we run Hobby Lobby together, as a family.
We’re Christians, and we run our business on Christian principles. I’ve always said that the first two goals of our business are (1) to run our business in harmony with God’s laws, and (2) to focus on people more than money. And that’s what we’ve tried to do. We close early so our employees can see their families at night. We keep our stores closed on Sundays, one of the week’s biggest shopping days, so that our workers and their families can enjoy a day of rest. We believe that it is by God’s grace that Hobby Lobby has endured, and he has blessed us and our employees. We’ve not only added jobs in a weak economy, we’ve raised wages for the past four years in a row. Our full-time employees start at 80% above minimum wage.
But now, our government threatens to change all of that. A new government health care mandate says that our family business MUST provide what I believe are abortion-causing drugs as part of our health insurance. Being Christians, we don’t pay for drugs that might cause abortions, which means that we don’t cover emergency contraception, the morning-after pill or the week-after pill. We believe doing so might end a life after the moment of conception, something that is contrary to our most important beliefs. It goes against the Biblical principles on which we have run this company since day one. If we refuse to comply, we could face $1.3 million PER DAY in government fines.
Our government threatens to fine job creators in a bad economy. Our government threatens to fine a company that’s raised wages four years running. Our government threatens to fine a family for running its business according to its beliefs. It’s not right. I know people will say we ought to follow the rules; that it’s the same for everybody. But that’s not true. The government has exempted thousands of companies from this mandate, for reasons of convenience or cost. But it won’t exempt them for reasons of religious belief.
So, Hobby Lobby – and my family – are forced to make a choice. With great reluctance, we filed a lawsuit today, represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, asking a federal court to stop this mandate before it hurts our business. We don’t like to go running into court, but we no longer have a choice. We believe people are more important than the bottom line and that honoring God is more important than turning a profit.