All-American Alternative to Leftist Omaha Steaks

Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit exposed Omaha Steak’s leftism yesterday.  Omaha pulled its ads from Glenn Beck for ideological reasons. 

We took your comments regarding the Glenn Beck Program to heart. After further review and careful consideration, we have decided to pull all advertising from Glenn Beck programming effective December 20th, 2010.

Then the president of the company, Bruce Simon, tried to deny his political motives

If you want to order top quality meats at great prices, you don’t have to put money in a lefty’s pocket. Instead, order from Pat Boone’s AllAmerican Meat company.

Pat Boone isn’t just a 50s singing star and father of Debbie Boone. He’s also a Tea Partier and pro-military American.

His company donates 5 percent to alleviate world hunger.  So Pat’s not just all-American, pro-Tea Party, and pro-troops, he’s a humanitarian!

Support America. Support humanity.  Hit a liberal in the pocketbook.  Buy All-American Meats.

Is Glenn Beck Helping?

For (at least) the past two nights, Glenn Beck’s program has been spell-bindingly depressing and eye-gougingly infuriating. He’s chronicled the Obama administration’s anti-Constitutional transfer of power and wealth from private Americans to other countries.  He’s shown that the administration has no concern over the 2010 election because it has no intention of obeying the laws passed by Congress.


For example, the newly appointed Consumer Protection Czar, a hard-line communist, Elizabeth Warren, is funded directly from the U.S. Treasury. In other words, there’s nothing Congress can do to curtail her powers.  She is literally a dictator whom only Obama can manage. 

But does Beck’s presentation help or hurt?

Since most of us took Psych 101, the Fight or Flight response has been updated to Fight, Flight, or Freeze (sometimes “Fright”) response.  The “Freeze” in humans occurs when people face a superior danger and have no information on how to respond. While this state is most obvious in infants and children who are ill-equipped to either fight or flee, adults will freeze in response to terror if they have no signals or reference.

Beck offers no solutions.  At least, he hasn’t in the past two days.  Yes, he tells us to pray. But he’s unwittingly driving people toward catatonia.  And he’s doing this to the very people we most need engaged right now.

I love Glenn, but he needs to offer solutions.  Bring on guests who give people a path to survival.  Offer some hope that America will return to a Constitutional Republic sometime in our lifetimes.

I don’t have Glenn’s audience, but I will offer this:  get involved now.  Sheer numbers of Americans demanding a return to a Constitutional Republic will eventually put the fear of God into the Obama regime. 

The solution is to get involved in your local Tea Party or 9-12 Project.  Get involved now.  Be the resistance.  Be the republic.

In Missouri, you have only 14 days to register to vote in the most important election of our lives.

Live Your Why

As we approach the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech, it seems we should both honor Rev. King and learn from that speech. 

I can think of no better way to accomplish both goals than to liberally borrow from Simon Sinek’s fantastic blog post about that speech and the importance of living your “why.”

On August 28, 1963, 250,000 people from across the country descended on the Mall in Washington, D.C., to hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. give his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. The organizers didn’t send out 250,000 invitations and there was no Web site to check the date. How did they get a quarter of a million people to show up on the right day at the right time?

Dr. King was not the only person alive during that time who knew what had to change to bring about civil rights in America. He had many ideas about what needed to happen, but so did others. And not all of his ideas were good. He was not a perfect man; he had his complexities.

When I first watched Simon’s TED Talk about the importance of why, I knew immediately I had found the man who understands the Tea Party.  We are different from so many conservative “movements” because of our why.  Though not everyone has articulated that why, we all share it.

But Dr. King was absolute in his conviction. He knew change had to happen in America. His clarity of WHY, his sense of purpose, gave him the strength and energy to continue his fight against often seemingly insurmountable odds. There were others like him who shared his vision of America, but many of them gave up after too many defeats. Defeat is painful. And the ability to continue head-on, day after day, takes something more than knowing what legislation needs to be passed. For civil rights to truly take hold in the country, its organizers had to rally everyone. They may have been able to pass legislation, but they needed more than that, they needed to change a country. Only if they could rally a nation to join the cause, not because they had to, but because they wanted to, could any significant change endure. But no one person can effect lasting change alone. It would take others who believed what King believed.

When Glenn Beck announced that he would be at the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate that speech, I was skeptical like many others.  But then I heard Glenn explain his why and I was moved. 


Back to Simon Sinek and Martin Luther King:

People heard his beliefs and his words touched them deep inside. Those who believed what he believed took that cause and made it their own. And they told people what they believed. And those people told others what they believed. Some organized to get that belief out more efficiently.

And in the summer of 1963, a quarter of a million people showed up to hear Dr. King deliver his “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

But how many people showed up for Dr. King?


They showed up for themselves. It was what they believed. It was what they saw as an opportunity to help America become a better version of itself. It was they who wanted to live in a country that reflected their own values and beliefs that inspired them to get on a bus to travel for eight hours to stand in the Washington sun in the middle of August to hear Dr. King speak. Being in Washington was simply one of the things they did to prove what they believed. Showing up that day was one of the WHATs to their own WHY. This was a cause and it was their cause.

Ultimately, that’s why people come to Tea Parties.  They don’t come for the hosts or for Martin Luther King or for Thomas Jefferson.  They come because they honor themselves.  They come because they believe they are worthy of liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They come because they believe their children should be free of our debt and of Washington’s onerous regulations.

As you look over your calendars, please set aside two important dates:

August 28: Honor America and yourself by watching Glenn Beck or attending his program on the Mall in Washington, DC.

On September 12: Honor America and yourself by attending a Tea Party in St. Louis or Washington or Sacramento

The why is so important, far more important than the tactics.  I know I can get all caught up in minutiae. I worry about dates and admin and paperwork and marketing and locations and images.  That’s fine—someone must.  But when those details drive a wedge between us and our why, they do us no good.  If we don’t project our why in everything we do, then we quickly become cranks who worry more about being busy than about doing good. 

Tea Parties and events like Restoring Honor remind us of why.  It’s important to reflect.