Hypocrisy of the Left on Self-Identification

I'll make this brief. If we must respect (revere?) the erstwhile Bruce Jenner for self-identifying as a woman, we have to respect Rachel Dolezal for self-identifying as black.

Both voluntarily left the world of privilege, as it were, to join an underclass--an identifiable minority. Jenner left manhood; Dolezal left whitehood.

The left doesn't see it that way, though. Apparently, rejecting one's biological sex is okay, but rejecting one's biological race isn't.

My advice to Caitlyn Jenner: stop at sex. If you decide you're black, all that goodwill you're feeling will disappear.

Because hypocrisy is Greek for progressive.


BREAKING: Watch The Kudlow Report at 6 Central Tonight **MARCH 14**

The Kudlow Report I’m honored to return to The Kudlow Report tonight (Wednesday, March 14) at 6:00 pm Central (7 ET) with Larry Kudlow.

I hope to talk about the GOP Presidential primaries, RomneyCare, and the Tea Party movement.

Please watch if you can.  Good ratings for Tea Party guests will only increase the number of Tea Party guests.

Comes Now Gloria Allred and Makes an Ass of Herself

The feminist attorney famous for making herself famous just couldn't let the Sandra Fluke case go. Gloria Allread

Gloria Allred sent a letter to a Florida District Attorney asking him to arrest Rush Limbaugh for violation of an ancient Florida law.

The statute stipulates that anyone who “speaks of and concerning any woman, married or unmarried, falsely and maliciously imputing to her a want of chastity” is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree. Allred explained that the statute recently came to her attention as having never been repealed, and that it could very well apply to Limbaugh’s remarks as his show is broadcast from West Palm Beach.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/73829.html#ixzz1ogbCBe2a

Just one problem, Gloria: it looks to me that the truth would be a perfect defense for Rush.  

The statute requires that the perp falsely impute a woman's "want of chastity." (That's "slutiness" for those of you in Rio Linda.)  But Ms. Fluke has pretty much handed Rush his defense with her public comments.  Unmarried women in possession of their chastity don't need $3,000 worth of contraceptives.

Another thing: Did Ms. Allred ask Sandra Fluke if she wanted her help?  The answer is "no."

[Allred] said Friday that she has not yet been in touch with Fluke.

“I don’t reach out to women, they reach out to me,” she said. “If she did reach out to me, obviously I would respond.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/73829.html#ixzz1oghXidTT

Maybe Ms. Fluke doesn't want her sex life to become an artifact of discovery in a criminal trial in Florida.  If the DA prosecutes Rush, and his best defense is the truth, then Sandra Fluke's chastity will be on trial as much as Rush's speech.


Hennessy’s View of 2011

Here are the top Hennessy’s View posts of each month of 2012, scientifically selected by . . . me. 2011


The Gabrielle Giffords shooting by lunatic Jerod Lee Loughner was the biggest news event of the month. The cynically attempted to use the tragedy for political gain.  The left failed.


The Arab Spring began last winter. When Mubarak was on the ropes in Egypt, some questioned whether or not his fall would be good for the region and the world. Other questioned whether it would be good for Egyptians. Still others blindly rooted for Mubarak’s death.  These last were the American Idiots. I suppose they’re still cheering the de-Christianization of Egypt.


If you look at the world as a fixed pie, you begin fighting others for your piece.  If you see the world as a limitlessly growing pie, you join others and get about baking.


I went to the Tucson Tea Party with Jim Hoft and Dana Loesch.  I met Larry Schweikart, author o A Patriot’s History of the United States and other great books and movies


Benjamin Hennessy graduated from high school.  I love all my children, but this was very special accomplishment for Ben. And the school’s approach demonstrated what education could be in the United States, if we have get over the 19th century factory model.


Obama made it worse.


What’s your FICA score?  For Millennials, your payroll taxes are a sign of things to come. Don’t be fooled by temporary FICA breaks—you’ll pay in the end and the through the teeth.


Warren Buffett wrote an ill-advised op-ed calling for higher taxes on the rich.  Months later, he sued the government to avoid paying back taxes on his businesses.  Never take tax advise from a man who stands to make billions if high taxes drive investors toward annuities. (Buffett owns lots of insurance companies.)


The St. Louis Tea Party kicked off its After Party program: a 12-month project to repair the fabric of society.  Big goal? You bet.  But we can do it.  After all, we’re Americans.


Occupy Wall Street’s celebration of defecation had just begun. 


The Republican Establishment begins asserting itself violently against the Tea Party movement. 


Finally, I ended 2012 with a 4-part series on what we can learn from Charles Dickens’s classic, A Christmas Carol.

So that’s my list.  You can see my archives here—by Date, Category, or Word Cloud. But I’d really like to see your list to top stories of 2011. Use the comments box below.

Thanks and Happy New Year,

Bill Hennessy

Yahoo Email Users: Check Your Spam Filters

We just received this heads up from a friend:

Just a quick note that Yahoo has apparently changed their "Spam" firewall rules.  You're Tea Party updates have been showing up in my spam box for the past couple days.  I can't prove there is a conspiracy, but all of my e-mails from conservative organizations are showing up as spam while a lot of other crap is flying right through.  Yahoo mail's spam filter is supposed to be an adaptive process.  In other words, when I mark each e-mail as not spam, it is supposed to add the sender to my white list.  Apparently it is not as smart as I expect.  Just giving you an FYI in case this is happening to many others.

All email providers update their spam algorithms regularly.  Sometimes email you want gets filtered out.

Thanks to John S. for warning us to check our Yahoo filters.

“men of good will” and other changes

Gloria in excelsis Deo. Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis.

The English version of the  Roman Catholic Missal changed at the start of Advent. The new translation is truer to the Latin original. 


The response to “The Lord be with you,” change to “And with your spirit” from “and also with you.”  The Latin, et cum spiritu tuo translates exactly into “and with your spirit.”

Another change that thrills conservative Catholics, is the consecration.  For decades, we’ve complained that the Novo Ordo was wrong when it said, “It will be shed for you and for all . . . “  The correct translation from Sumerian would be “It will be shed for you and for many . . .” 

Some Catholics believed that the erroneous translation to “all” instead of “many” prevented transubstantiation—the bread and wine being the body and blood of Christ. This correction brings great relief to many.

My favorite correction, though, won’t be heard until Christmas. 

A song in the mass, the Gloria, goes away during Advent, the time Christian’s prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth.  In the Gloria is a subtle but profound correction that carries meaning to Catholics and to the whole world.

For years we’ve heard that the angel who appeared to the shepherds declared, “Peace on earth and good will to men.”

But that translation lacks accuracy.

“Peace on earth and to men of good will,” is the correct interpretation.

When the Novo Ordo Missal was prepared, church leaders chose openness over accuracy. “All” sounds more inclusive than “many.”  “Peace on earth and good will to men,” covers everyone, not just the good and faithful. The result, though, muddled theology and scripture.

The lesson here is important: words have meaning.

When we use the wrong words in order to soften our message, we usually succeed.  But if we soften our message enough, we lose the meaning of the message intended.

That’s not to say we should put a sharp edge on our speech or treat sensitive subjects callously. Instead, we use language and actions necessary and proper in the most loving way we can.

The angel and Christ used words of exclusion: many, not all, and men of good will.  But the invitation was universal: all may choose to be saved.

Glory to God in the highest. And on earth peace to men of good will.

Who Would Call Out Maxine Waters? Martin Baker Would

Martin Baker, candidate for Missouri’s 1st Congressional District, lays it on the line, challenging Tea Party critics Maxine Waters and Frederica Wilson. Read Martin’s challenge:

Today, I am inviting both of these distinguished ladies to St Louis, Missouri to tell me and my Tea Party compatriots in person why we should go straight to Hell. Congresswoman Waters should know the way here, having been born and raised in our esteemed area and a graduate of Vashon High School, which is in the St Louis Public School District. Unfortunately, that area and district have changed remarkably since her departure. If she comes, she will come home to nearly 17% unemployment in the African-American Community, high crime rates, and diminished hope. I would like to ask her what her comments do to address the needs for real education and healthcare reform, what they do to reduce unemployment, and finally, what they do to stop the out-of-control government spending of our taxpayer dollars both here in St Louis and nationwide.

I love this.  Martin Baker, in one paragraph, summarizes 50 years of the Democrat war on cities.  He nails the Democrats on the massive and anti-human collateral damage to African-Americans.  He politely shows Maxine Waters that her legacy is all “D”:  dependence, despondency, depression, and death.

Bad Times for Unions


The boards at Democratic Underground crackled on June 12.

It was just announced in Wisconsin that the unprecedented recall elections of Republicans will take place August 9.

The leftists dreamed.  Visions of a union-boss oligarchy danced in their heads. Posters misquoted Marx and Lenin. Others wanted nothing to do with waiting two months for an election: they were ready to take up arms and violently overthrow the Wisconsin government.


By the time the Verizon strike—45,000 CWA and IBEW workers—began, the DU was subdued.  One posted predicted “This could be the spark that will change American history.”  But most complained about Verizon’s poor customer service and the decline of land-line phones.

The Marxist slogans were there for the Verizon strikers, but these posts seemed perfunctory. 


Having played a major role in destroying GM and Chrysler, the UAW turned its eyes toward foreign car manufacturers.


In Wisconsin, millions of union dollars failed to win back the Wisconsin Senate. Governor Scott Walker’s overdue reforms of public employee union power move forward.  The leftist teacher’s union—WEAC—has announced layoffs totaling 40 percent of its staff

In New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and neighboring states, the CWA and IBEW announced they will return to work without a contract while negotiations continue. 

And in automotive, the UAW failed to work its way into both VW and Hyundai. 


Unions hoped that their support of Barack Obama would reverse the decades-old decline in union membership and influence. Those hopes seem dashed. Like ACORN, union bosses are learning that tightness with Obama cannot save a failing idea.

The lesson for unions is clear: focus on workers instead of politics, and help business grow. That’s the recipe for helping working people. 

There’s also a lesson for business: focus on future growth, not next quarter’s report. Make every decision about what’s best for customers, and pretty soon you’ll be doing right by everyone.

5 Ways Warren Buffett Can Take Personal Responsibility and Stop Relying on Government to Solve His Problems

Warren Buffett makes the erroneous claim that he pays less in taxes than does his secretary.  He claims that the government thus “coddles” the alg_warren_buffettrich.  He asks the government to increase his taxes, and the taxes of others like him, as if he is incapable of doing that on his own. Buffett is half right.  He proves that government coddles people by asking the government to solve his problem of guilt.

To help Buffett learn to take care of himself, without government help. here are 3 ways he can assuage his guilt and built his self-esteem by solving the problem himself.

1.  Pay all you want to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. 

2.  Go Galt. Make less money. Give away what you have.

3.  Refuse all corporate welfare and tax breaks for all Berkshire-Hathaway companies, saving the treasury billions.

4.  Return the billions in corporate welfare that your companies have claimed over the past 5 years.

5. Pay your poor secretary more. Increase her salary until she’s in the same, privileged, low tax bracket you enjoy.

There.  Three simple ways that you, Warren Buffett, can solve your little guilt problem without asking the government to fix your problems for you

BTW, Mr. Buffett, please realize that giving the government 100% of your wealth and all future earnings will have almost no effect on the national debt.  But it will add your name to the dole.

Now, since we’re all capitalists around here, and because I’d like to get closer to your low tax bracket, where do I send my invoice for $250,000 for this advice?

Breitbart Cooks Lefties for Lunch at MoveOnUp.org's Luncheon

"I will die fighting this Democrat-Media Complex, and I will fight alongside you." That's Andrew Breitbart's commitment to African-American conservatives meeting at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the airport in St. Louis, Missouri, yesterday.

The three-day "Meet Me in the 'Lou" conference is the work of the remarkable people at MoveOnUp.org.  Today's day two, and Breitbart is the luncheon speaker.

MoveOnUp.org represents the people that the Civil Rights Industry never wants you to meet: black conservatives, escapees from what Star Parker calls "Uncle Sam's Plantation."  (Star Parker was the headline speaker at the evening's Sherman Thompson Parker Scholarship Banquet.)

What frightens the left about MoveOnUp.org is their independence.  Real independence.  The independence that exists only in educated minds that refuse to bow down to their racial overlords.

"How will you feel," said Shelby Emmett, "when you're children or grandchildren ask, 'Mom, tell me what it was like when we were

Shelby Emmett

free.'" Shelby, a Detroit native now working in Maryland, won a roomful of fans and a mountain of respect at her morning breakout session. I follow her blog about the Constitution in the 21st Century.

Brietbart continues.  "They don't care what happens in the inner city . . . as long as you vote Democrat."


Stacy Swimp

Stacy Swimp, president of The Frederick Douglass Society of Michigan (soon going national) also spoke in a morning breakout. His personal tale mirrors the hopes of MoveOnUp.org.  With the help of a strong Christian faith, he pulled himself out of the bogs of statist limitations and victimology.  He refused to live as a slave to a decaying social norm. Stacy adopted Frederick Douglass's determination to "go as a man and not as a slave."

Other remarkable speakers included Cherylyn Harley LeBon on immigration policy and Kenneth McClenton of American Conservative Party.

Cherylyn Harley LeBon

Kenneth McClenton

After Breitbart's luncheon speech, which ended with a 3 minute standing ovation, we met some local lefties in the lobby for conversation.   But that's a story for later . . .

More Coverage of MoveOnUp.org Conference:

Reboot Congress photo essay

KTVI Fox 2 News



Sharp Elbows meets Democrat Party tracker



So Much for the Experts

Rule by the cleverest brute dominated most of human history. Then came the bizarre notion – in Greece and Rome to degrees, but mostly in the USA – of rule by the governed. Rule by the governed gave way in 20th century to rule by experts.

Many so called “conservatives” warned against the expert thing. Eventually, conservatives believed, the experts would either fall prey to the clever brutes or to a world too complex for a small group to manage.

We avoided, up to now, the clever brutes. But that complex world, manageable by individuals working together voluntarily, has proven too much for the geniuses like Barack Obama and Ben Bernanke.

The world will change a lot over the next 15 years.  The experts having been discredited, we will choose to trust ourselves and each other—or we will submit a clever brute.

Choose wisely.

Let Me Apologize

In my response to Dan Riehl’s hit piece on Ed Martin, I wrote one more line than I should have. I wrote about an establishment takeover of Big Government. Mike Flynn, the editor of Big Government, has quietly (and not so quietly) led the fight for liberty and good government for decades.  His Big Government site has been a backbone in the resurgence of our first principles.

Much more importantly to me, Mike Flynn is a friend of mine.  Sometimes my temper and emotions blind me to the real, human face at the other end of my words.  I didn’t mean to insult Mike.  I am sorry, brother. 

I am sorry, too, if I gave anyone a false view of Ed’s opponent. There is no RINO in the race for Missouri’s Second.  From the Republican primary will emerge a great candidate who will go onto to serve the district, the state, and the nation honorably and well.

On August 8, 2012, the primary over, we will take to the streets and the internet to elect a conservative member of Congress to replace Todd Akin. I don’t want to feel like a hypocrite then. I’m sure none of us does.

Gimme More Money or Granny Gets It!

Obama showed his breaking point today. The stress got to him. Today Obama threatened to stop Social Security payments if Congress doesn’t bend to his will on the debt ceiling.

The president told reporters that there may not be enough money to pay Social Security benefits on and after August 3rd. 

But the President lies.

Revenue from taxes and other fees would cover Social Security and other payments. What won’t be covered is additional borrowing to service the country’s already outrageous debt. 

In desperation, Obama put a gun to the heads of the elderly.

Smart. Very smart.

Rah Rah Roy Blunt

Roy Blunt has not given an inch in the battle over the debt ceiling. He deserves high praise for his resolve. During the 2010 Republican primary, many on the right questioned Blunt's fiscal conservative credentials.  As a member of the House, Blunt had helped craft some and pass unpopular spending bills, including TARP.  On the issue of debt and responsibility, though, he shows no sign of cracking.

Government debt is the defining issue of our time, perhaps of the American experiment. As Congressman Todd Akin warns, the consequences of kicking the can down the road could be as devastating as the Civil War.

I personally thank Senator Blunt and his fellow Republicans for treating this grave issue with the seriousness it deserves.  We are quick to attack when a politician disappoints, but are we willing to applaud when t hey do right?

Please drop Senator Blunt an emailthanking him for his courage and asking to remaining vigilant in this fight for our future. He's under attack from the communists, and he deserves our support.

I just left a voice mail for Senator Blunt. Please contact him via phone, fax, or email. And leave a comment below or on Twitter when you're done.

Washington, D.C. Office

Senator Roy Blunt 260 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Phone: (202) 224-5721 Fax: (202) 224-8149

twitter: @royblunt


UMSL: Communist Recruiting With Taxpayer Dollars

The University of Missouri St. Louis uses tax dollars to provide a recruiting station for the Communist Party USA—an organization whose purpose is to shred the United States Constitution. UMSL Student Philip Christofanelli heroically chronicles the remarkable Marxist indoctrination known as “Introduction to Labor Studies” on BigGovernment.com.  I’ll give you a taste:

Prof. Giljum then introduced Tony Pecinovsky, a local organizer for the Communist Party, who proceeded to speak to us for two hours about the beliefs of the Communist Party and the benefits of membership.  That’s right–the Communist Party was allowed two hours of publicly subsidized class time to recruit. Thank you, Missouri taxpayers!

We’ve listened to the lies of UMSL and UMKC Provosts Glen Hahn and Gail Hackett for two weeks as they tried to defend the Marxist indoc camps they run with your money.


We’re read Tim Baker’s pack of lies in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Baker employed the subtle lie of “academic freedom,” treating that age-old communist tool as if it were on the tablets God gave Moses. (Read God and Man at Yale by William F. Buckley Jr. for more on academic freedom.)


We’ve listened to the whining lies of Don Giljum, the violent sabotage guru whose primary mission in the Labor Studies class seems to be destruction of the American economy.  The same Don Giljum who launched an unprovoked violent attack on Adam Sharp only to be coddled by UMSL Provost Glen Hahn who seized the evidence in the case.


It’s time for Hahn, Hackett, and Ancel to resign or be fired.

It’s time the Missouri Legislature to stand up to communist indoctrination in the state university system. Where the hell are you, Steve Tilley?

It’s time to reform the U of M system or end public funding.

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One Question for Gail Hackett of UMKC

GailHackettGail Hackett, UMKC Provost, released a deceitful, false, and irresponsible defense of UMKC instructors who encouraged students to use violence, sabotage, and intimidation to their way. But Gail Hackett refuses to answer hard questions.

I have one question for the UMKC Provost:

Do you agree with Don Giljum’s statement “I believe in a violent overthrow of Bourgeois?” 

Before you answer, remember that Giljum’s use of the personal term “Bourgois” instead of the the class “bourguoisie” indicates that Giljim believes in violence against individual members of the middle class. 

In other words, Giljum – and by extension UMKC and UMSL – encourage students to violently attack middle class people.

Your answer?


Almost pulled a muscle laughing in the ride from the Tucson airport to our hotel. It’s only 5:30 here.  Weird.  That call that “time difference” for you lefties who read my blog.  Has to do with the earth being round and all.

Been a whirlwind day so far.  Met Trent and Jennifer Humphries, remarkable Tea Party leaders here in Tucson.  Most gracious hosts you can imagine. Funny, dedicated, joyous.

After checking into hotel, I spoke to Mike Ferguson of Eagle 93.9 in Columbia, Missouri.  Mike’s a fabulous, liberty-loving host who’s all over the University of Marxism System story.

Then it was time to strategize with Gateway Pundit and Chris Loesch. 

Next is Tea Party University with best-selling author Dr. Larry Schweikart. He wrote the book that Glenn Beck called the best history text book ever, A Patriot’s History of the United States.  We have a copy at the Hennessy house, and so should you. (Speaking of Hennessy House, LU, Ace.)

When  you’re meeting Tea Partiers for the first time, you’re never really sure what to expect.  Trent Humphries is the best kind, and so is Dr. Schweikart—laugh-out-loud funny, appropriately sarcastic, brilliantly engaged with life and reality.

On the drive to the hotel, Trent shared his stories of battling America’s current brand of demons—people who actually want to destroy this country and everything it stands for.  That Trent relates stories of such final consequence with humor and cheer testifies to both his high character and his profound intellect.

Time to run to the speech.  Check back soon.