‘If you don’t agree with what we say, we will punish you!’
This, in effect, is what the website “Right Wing Watch” is saying to all Americans. Right Wing Watch is, guess what? A website! One of millions currently on the internet. My blog, Merillion, is a “website.” You got a blog? You got a website that isn’t a blog? My point being that Right Wing Watch is just one of many blogs & websites.
So why did HGTV bow down to them? Look at this:
“After the group Right Wing Watch reported the twins who star in HGTV’s recently greenlit reality series Flip It Forward are anti-gay activists…”
Wow! The group “Right Wing Watch!” It’s official! I never heard of them, but they sound so important!
No, they’re just one website out of many. Did HGTV know of them? Did HGTV even vet them? Why did HGTV consider what Right Wing Watch said as having even the slightest bit of importance? Did HGTV think for themselves, or did they act out of fear? THEY ACTED OUT OF FEAR – NO THOUGHT INVOLVED! Therein lies one of the secrets of Marxist, Socialist, Left-wing Liberals who want to control YOU – AND ME – AND ALL AMERICANS!
This is where we have a Big problem. Think about this the next time there is a punishment of any kind for SAYING THE “WRONG” THING, WRITING THE “WRONG” THING or BELIEVING THE “WRONG” THING.
“HGTV Pulls New Home-Flipping Series After Report Emerges Identifying Its Stars as Anti-Gay Activists”
| Wednesday May 7, 2014 @ 12:22pm PDT
“After the group Right Wing Watch reported the twins who star in HGTV’s recently greenlit reality series Flip It Forward are anti-gay activists, the network said this morning it had given the hook to the series, which was set to debut in October…”
“After a decade of flipping houses for profit, brothers David Benham and Jason Benham now help families buy the homes they never thought they could afford…”
In response to the actions of HGTV, on May 8, 2014 Merillion contacted HGTV by email, as follows:
Re: BENHAM BROTHERS’ SHOW PULLED FROM HGTV BECAUSE THEY HAVE OPINIONS THAT DIFFER FROM OTHER OPINIONS, AND BECAUSE THEY HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
And is HGTV so self-righteous and pure as the driven snow, or is HGTV Politically Correct?
A tv show is a tv show. If it’s a good show, people will watch it. People connected to the good show will make money.
An American who has freedom of speech, which is by the way how America operates, is free to speak and to have opinions & thoughts.
The above two statements are separate from one another. The twins’ opinions have nothing to do with the show they would be a part of.
When you at HGTV read this report from Right Wing Watch, what was the first thing that came into your minds? I’m willing to bet that it was FEAR. Fear that the ACLU would file suit against you? Fear that you would lose viewers? Fear of not being “politically correct” and not thinking the way everyone is SUPPOSED to think?
Political Correctness is a Cancer upon the earth, and now you, HGTV, are a part of it.
n.b. Merillion: My readers – what do You think? Please don’t be afraid to “Talk To Me.”
“A disgraceful Keystone decision delay”
By Thomas Lifson
“The Obama administration signaled its shame* over a nakedly political decision to indefinitely delay the Keystone Pipeline by burying the news on Good Friday afternoon. The decision was bought and paid for by wealthy green ideologues and green energy…” (click to read entire article)
Come on Obama, EPA, radical environmentalists, lobbyists:
Get the oil out of the earth! It’s contaminating the earth! Say YES to the Keystone Pipeline!
According to its proponents, Obamacare will enable us to work fewer hours or not work at all. Because of this, we’ll be able to stay home and “spend more time with our families.” At night, we can “tuck our children into their beds.” And, we can “follow our dreams, become entrepreneurs.”
We’ll be able to stay home? With so many workers “following their dreams,” there won’t be enough workers to build your home.
“Tuck your kids in bed?”
Tuck them in with what? Who’s going to manufacture our cozy blankets? Our delicious comforters? (They’re great today, aren’t they?) Sorry, not enough workers. Takes a lot of people working for that blanket manufacturer to make enough blankets and sell them to you. (Those workers are all at home, trying to tuck the kids in bed without any blankets.)
If the product is to be made in another country, who will be at the corporation to travel there and do the deal? What will they travel in? Need a jet? Need a ship? A container? Sorry, there aren’t any workers to arrange that for you, and besides, who will be there to build the jet, the ship, the container? Who will distribute the product?
“Tuck them into their BEDS? What beds? So many are at home following their dreams that employers, corporations, find there are too few people looking for jobs. Sorry guys – no beds for you.
You guys like to eat? Me too. Too bad. No trucks are being made now to distribute the food we eat. Railroads are going out of business. No one to maintain them. Not enough workers to build them. No workers to nail the rails to the railroad ties. And besides, no one is making nails anymore! Paper companies have no workers to manufacture the tickets, builders can’t build the train stations, corporations and companies can’t manufacture the booths where you buy your ticket. No one would be in those booths anyway – They’re all “spending more time with their families.”
Like your Jimmy Choos? Beautiful, gorgeous shoes? You’re out of luck. You have to get the leather (how do they do that?), design the shoe, cut the leather, and find workers to make those beauties.
Like your children to have shoes? Want them to have quality boots for our tough winters? Can’t be done. Not enough workers to make that happen.
UTOPIA? More like HELL.
My letter to the Food Network:
I swear I don’t know what’s happening to people these days.
Paula Dean said a bad word, maybe more than once, just like all of us humans.
She’s being crucified for it.
What are we going to do next to people, besides ruining their careers and their lives? Lash them in the public square? What has happened here with Paula Dean reminds me of the time that women were burned at the stake because they were thought to be witches.
She did not commit a crime, didn’t murder anyone, steal anything.
Haven’t any of YOU ever said anything bad?
Why don’t you reinstate her? You won’t look bad or silly if you do – you’ll look human. You’ll contribute to the end of “Political Correctness.” Do you know that the words “politically correct” started as a joke by some comedian? I know, because I remember it (I don’t remember who the comedian was). And now look at us! Lots of people think political correctness is the LAW!
Political Correctness is a Cancer upon the earth. It creates fear in all of us. Everyone is afraid to say anything. What is it that we fear? Maybe what we fear is that we’ll lose our jobs; that our lives and our careers will be ruined. That people will shun us. Some people even fear for their safety and the safety of their families!! POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS OBSCENE.
- Paula Dean a racist? Say it ain’t so y’all (justtalkintrash.com)
SINCE WHEN IS IT OK TO LET ARROGANT, SELFISH PEOPLE CHANGE AMERICA?
SINCE WHEN IS IT OK TO CUT DOWN ON THE DEFENSE OF OUR COUNTRY?
SINCE WHEN IS IT OK TO LET THIS ADMINISTRATION CHANGE AMERICA JUST BECAUSE THEY FEEL LIKE IT?
CHANGING AMERICA IS NOT UP FOR DISCUSSION!!!
SINCE WHEN IS IT OK TO LET THEM TELL US HOW TO LIVE OUR LIVES?
SINCE WHEN DO WE LET A PRESIDENT APOLOGIZE FOR AMERICA?
SINCE WHEN DO WE LET THE GOVERNMENT GET AWAY WITH WHATEVER THEY WANT?
SINCE WHEN DO WE HASH THIS BACK AND FORTH ON TV PROGRAMS, AS IF IT ACTUALLY WAS A TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION?
DON’T FORGET WHAT COUNTRY THIS IS. HOW GOOD A COUNTRY THIS IS. HOW GOOD AND FINE ITS PEOPLE ARE! DON’T LET ANYONE TELL YOU OTHERWISE. IT’S TIME TO STOP THE NONSENSE. IT’S GONE ON FOR TOO LONG.
Acting I R S Commissioner Steve Miller
“Testifying” in front of the House Ways & Means Committee, on Friday,
May 17, 2013:
I don’t remember, I can’t recall
(Please don’t make me take the fall);
My answers are beyond the pale
(I don’t want to go to jail)
My shtick is to appear confused
(I don’t want to be accused);
Please, let me re-phrase your question
(Maybe I’ll avoid detention)
I’m so dazed, my memory fails me
(I just hope nobody jails me)
I’ll always answer truthfully
You know I will – but then,
I don’t remember, I can’t recall,
(And I don’t wanna go to the pen!)
- Congressman Goes On Berating Rant At Ousted IRS Commissioner And Gets A Standing Ovation (businessinsider.com)
- The Smug, Arrogant Face of Obama’s IRS: Steve Miller (tammybruce.com)
This letter was sent to Senator Lindsey Graham from his “contact me/email me” site:
To: Senator Lindsey Graham,Senate Armed Services Committee Investigating Benghazi
Dear Senator Graham,
Please do not let Benghazi fall through the cracks. There is a cover-up going on here. I want the truth! I’m terribly upset about this. I listened to the Liberal Democrats at the Hillary Clinton hearings wasting their precious interview minutes fawning and slobbering over Hillary Clinton and never even TALKING about Benghazi, even though the whole purpose of the hearing was to investigate what happened in Benghazi. These people were not doing what we pay them for!
When Ambassador Stephens and his people begged for help during the attack, someone told the people at the Annex etc. to STAND DOWN! I want to know the origin of that command. I’ve watched the hearings & I myself have not heard this question put to anybody! Everyone either doesn’t care or is too AFRAID to ask this question. I believe that you do feel very strongly about this. I hope that I am right about you.
PLEASE DO NOT LET THIS COVER-UP REMAIN FOREVER HIDDEN.
I have my own thoughts about what really happened here. More of my thoughts about this are on my blog, http://www.Merillion.Wordpress.com. I know you’ll probably not have time to read it, but it is one American citizen’s view of what goes on today.
More than anything, when it comes to Benghazi, I want the truth! And if the truth requires subpoenaing everyone, starting with President Obama and on down the line, do it!! And they must testify UNDER OATH! If you have a problem with subpoenaing the people you need to hear from, I want to know exactly what that problem is.
Congressman Jason Chaffetz, who has worked hard to get information, said that Congresssional investigators are being blocked from speaking to the survivors of the Benghazi attack. He also said, “we’ve been polite, we’ve been nice” when asking the State Department for access to the survivors. “NICE?” “POLITE?” FOUR PEOPLE ARE DEAD HERE! GET REAL!!
What the “sequester” is: A decrease in the increase in spending – NOT A CUT!
ANY CHARACTER HERE
DISHONOR noun 1 : lack or loss of honor or reputation 2 : the state of one who has lost honor or prestige : SHAME 3 a : a dishonorable thing or action b : a cause of disgrace
DISHONORABLE adj 1 : when the President of the United States, a Senator in the Congress of the United States, or a Congressman or Congresswoman of the United States LIES to the people of the United States, as in the case of “sequestration.” 2 : when the above President, Senators, or any members of Congress INTENTIONALLY CREATE FEAR in the minds of the people of the United States by such lies.
Lying breeds confusion, chaos, and ultimately, hatred.
The “sequester” was originally President Obama’s idea, an idea he shared with
members of Congress.
Election Day 2012: What goes on here?
Obama is re-elected President of the United States
But, but what about Benghazi?
Four Americans were murdered there. The government didn’t give them help before, during, and who even knows about after, considering that we have other embassies all over the world? Reckless endangerment, careless neglect, no help. “Please, please, help us! Where are you? WHERE ARE YOU?”
OKEY DOKEY, NO PROBLEM – WE VOTE FOR OBAMA!
But, but what about Keystone? “No, I say No to Keystone. But, but I care about jobs! Now, you know that, my friends, don’t you?”
OKEY DOKEY, NO PROBLEM – WE VOTE FOR YOU!
But, but America has oil. America has gas. Lots and lots of both!
No, the environmentalists come first. American military troops may have to lose their limbs and their lives protecting our oil interests in a foreign country, but what’s more important than environmentalists and their thoughts, their DEMANDS? And what could be more important than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)?
OKEY DOKEY, NO PROBLEM – WE VOTE FOR YOU!
But, but what about the Faux Media? CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN – the sins of omission – omission of the truth?
OKEY DOKEY, NO PROBLEM – we love the faux media! We would never try another news program. We would never look at Fox News! What for? We’re really not that interested. We are faux people.
But, but do you want America to be run by a global government agency? Surely you don’t want the United Nations telling Americans what we can or cannot do?
REALLY, NO PROBLEM! – WE VOTE FOR OBAMA!
But, but what about Reality??
“Huh? What’s Reality? Oh I get it! The reality shows that are on tv! Now you’re talkin’!”
Please love me! Please vote for me! Look, Look, I’m crying!
Awww, OKEY DOKEY, NO PROBLEM – WE VOTE FOR YOU!
And, please see the following from: AKDart “Oil & Politics”
Obama’s Great Alaska Shutout. President Obama is campaigning as a champion of the oil and gas boom he’s had nothing to do with, and even as his regulators try to stifle it. The latest example is the Interior Department’s little-noticed August decision to close off from drilling nearly half of the 23.5 million acre National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. The area is called the National Petroleum Reserve because in 1976 Congress designated it as a strategic oil and natural gas stockpile to meet the “energy needs of the nation.” Alaska favors exploration in nearly the entire reserve.
Also see, from Breitbart: “The Obama administration’s decision to block oil drilling in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPR-A) is the latest symbol of an energy policy that could be described as “none of the above.”
From: American Thinker
October 1, 2012
“Is Barack Obama a Compulsive Liar?”
By: Steve McCann
“There is now a near universal mistrust of Obama among world leaders as well as many members of Congress who candidly admit they cannot deal with Barack Obama, as he has proven himself to be untrustworthy and unbelievable –”
I think Gov. Romney’s Campaign Manager should make a new TV ad, showing Pres. Obama pushing Grandma off the FISCAL CLIFF!
What do you think?
My sister died of cancer 3 years ago. One month later, my 40-year-old niece died of pancreatic cancer. Neither one of them ever whined about their terrible illnesses and facing death.
When I hear some women in America whining because they may not be able to get contraceptives for free, they make me ashamed of them.
And now a group of atheists is whining, and bringing a lawsuit because seeing a cross at Ground Zero Memorial “might make them sick.”
You ladies? You group of atheists? You make me sick!
“It’s not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.”
And with reference to the above quote, please take a moment to
Get to know your candidate better!
See the following article from: “Voting American”
When I first saw this painting it literally took my breath away, and that was just seeing it on my computer screen! It was frightening and beautiful at the same time. It was painted in 1850 by Ivan Aivazovsky, considered to be a great Russian seascape painter. You can see why!
“The Ninth Wave ‘The Ninth Wave,’ painted in 1850, is Aivazovsky’s most famous work and is an archetypal image for the artist. The painting depicts the feared ninth swell, believed by Russian seamen to be the most powerful and destructive. Copyright ©. George Mitrevski. Auburn University. e-mail:email@example.com
“Ivan Aivazovsky is the great Russian painter of seascapes. The sea was his life and the chief subject of his art. No-one else painted the sea the way that he did.” http://www.rusmuseum.ru/eng/editions/video/history_rus_iso/ajvazovskij/
How disappointing – a slap in the face;
A shocking outcome – a trust misplaced.
Did Justice Roberts Change His Obamacare Vote At The Eleventh Hour?
Author: Rick Ungar, Contributor
“Back in May, there were rumors floating around relevant legal circles that a key vote was taking place, and that Roberts was feeling tremendous pressure from unidentified circles to vote to uphold the mandate…”
“…was he [Roberts] responding to the heat from President Obama and others, preemptively threatening to delegitimize the Court if it invalidated the ACA (Affordable Care Act)?”
Read entire article here:
And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They toil not, neither do they spin, and yet I say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Matthew 6, 28 & 29
Every year, like clockwork, the Stella d’Oro lilies outside our kitchen window come into bloom. And every year, like clockwork, I become Katharine Hepburn. I come back inside and say to Mr. Merillion, “The lilies are in bloom again.”
And here’s Katharine:
- Watercolor lily (dooce.com)
From: “HOMETOWN NEWS” – Brevard County, Florida
A Guest Column by Brevard County Sheriff Jack Parker
“Paws & Stripes Program is making a difference”
“In September 2006, the Sheriff’s Office implemented an innovative program that matched unadoptable
dogs with specially trained jail inmates…”
“…The affect the dogs have had on the inmate population has been remarkable and has created a calming affect among the inmate population. In many cases, inmates have said their time working in the program was life-changing and gave them purpose during a tough time in their lives.” Read entire article here: PAWS&STRIPES 2012-06-01 column vers2
The United Nations wants to give Mt. Rushmore back to the Indians.
It strikes me that people at the U.N. don’t have enough work to do.
First of all, our Mt. Rushmore, which is located in the United States of America, is none of your damn business. If you want to control countries and tell them how to live and what to do, work with your own country.
Another piece of information for you:
Your fancy-schmancy U.N. building is located on the island of Manhattan. You want to give something to the Indians?
Give them the U.N. building. I’m sure it’s worth a lot of money, and you people don’t deserve it anyway.
Wisdom, and a sense of humor – this was Ronald Reagan:
“The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”
“The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant: it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”
“Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was too strong.”
“I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.”
“The taxpayer: that’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.”
“Government is like a baby: an alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.”
“If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
“I’ve laid down the law to everyone from now on about anything that happens: no matter what time it is, wake me, even if it’s in the middle of a Cabinet meeting.”
“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.”
“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: if it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
“Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.”
“No arsenal, or weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.”
“No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.”
“Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.”
“We don’t have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven’t taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much”
– Ronald Reagan
“When the people fear their government, there is TYRANNY; when the government fears the people, there is LIBERTY.”
It is February of 2012. Do you fear our present government? I do. Even writing this post makes me afraid.
This administration, at this time, has asked Obama supporters to notify the administration if they see any anti-Obama messages, articles, etc. They want people to spy on their fellow-Americans!
I’ve been around a long time, and I have never, EVER, been afraid of the government. This is a FIRST!
TAKE WARNING! WHEN THE PEOPLE FEAR THEIR GOVERNMENT, THERE IS TYRANNY; WHEN THE GOVERNMENT FEARS THE PEOPLE, THERE IS LIBERTY