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Roy Moore Victory

It’s not often that I get to bring you all TRULY good news. It feels SO GOOD to tell the story of Judge Roy Moore’s well deserved victory in Alabama.

The political angles will be analyzed for months and deserve scrutiny. But I’d like to address this from a slightly different angle – so please bear with me!

Before becoming a radio hostess I spent almost 14 years in advertising sales. Radio, television, billboards, bus wraps… you name it! Sales is a brutal yet refining craft, especially if you endeavor to approach it honestly and with integrity.

Cold calling, scouring the Yellow Pages, slammed doors, ‘Get Losts’, proposals thrown in the trash, creepy clients who wasted hours of my time because they thought they could get a date, hours spent on presentations only to lose the sale because of nepotism or favoritism. Brutal sexual harassment from managers and bosses… these were the struggles that I suspect many salespeople face.

Yet they were overshadowed by the wins. The wins were GLORIOUS and meaningful. They led to very successful career in media. Even more precious to me were the deep and lasting relationships I formed with clients and colleagues that have spanned decades!

So what is my POINT? What does this have to do with Politics?

I learned very early in my career that in order to WIN without cheating or manipulating … I had to learn to LOSE. My job was to be rejected often, to be a LOSER!

Let me explain…

  • For every 100 phone calls, I would get 10 appointments.
  • For every 10 appointments, I would get 3 pitches.
  • For every 3 pitches, I would get ONE new client.

And I won! But only occasionally. With that crazy formula I built a solid client base and gave myself a pretty good raise every year. And when I had children – that formula gave me the flexibility to stay home with my kids 4 out of 7 days a week.

More importantly, losing refined my character. It made me stronger. I learned humility, perseverance and resilience. And I’m glad for that.

You see, I think in politics, whether we are running for office, starting a news site, activating locally or organizing a movement, we mistakenly obsess over the WINS rather than the refining process of losing. If an entity isn’t always winning we assume they must be losing.

And this is where principled people often get trapped. We might cheat, or manipulate or sell out in order to chase the win rather than understand that the PROCESS of selling our Constitutional ideals and acting with integrity is MORE important than cheap, political wins.

The process of getting up, giving our ALL, acting with integrity, telling the truth, working hard, advocating for our principles and then losing is usually enough to make most of us give up.

They key is to get up, dust off and do it AGAIN.

And again.

And again.

And again.

And I promise you all that the wins will come. They are few and far between but they are MEANINGFUL. These are the victories that change the course of nations and define generations.

I’m going to savor this victory in Alabama and return to it when the defeats are rolling in. I promise you that I will continue to work the formula and hope you will too. Cheerfully and with great heart, as long as God calls me to do so!

Are you with me?

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  1. Shannon

    September 27, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Thanks for posting guys!

  2. Ellie Gable

    September 27, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Spot on. As someone who’s faced the same challenges in sales I can tell you I now appreciate wins like Moore’s a lot more. When they’re so few and far between, it makes them more special.

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After identifying as a man, woman identifies as a dog

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After identifying as a man woman identifies as a dog

A lot of couples role play in marriage. This Los Angeles couple takes it to the next level: trans-dog. This is another instance where South Park predicted the future. In the 2005 episode Mr. Garrison’s Fancy New Vagina, Mr. Garrison gets a vagina, Kyle gets surgery to become tall and black, and Gerald undergoes surgery to become a dolphin. The desire to become a dolphin began when Gerald, after assisting his son in becoming black, decides to take his love of dolphins to the extreme. “Tony Bark” doesn’t go as far to undergo cosmetic surgery yet she nonetheless engages in serious role play believing she is one with the pack. Her husband/handler is entirely supportive of her being trans-dog.

Initial Story (with gender edits to avoid PC confusion)

Playing fetch on all fours might seem like an unusual activity for an adult, but one man who identifies as a dog says it has brought [her] closer to [her] husband.

Tony McGinn, known as ‘Tony Bark’ to his friends, says [she] has been into animal role-play [her] entire life, and refers to [herself] as a ‘human pup’.

The 30-year-old, who was born female and is transgender, is supported by [her] husband and ‘handler’ Andrew who accompanies [her] to regular play dates with other role-players in their hometown of Los Angeles.

Tony said: ‘To me a dog is everything pure in the world. Dogs experience the world through a lens of pure joy that I don’t think other animals have.

‘A lot of little kids like to play like they’re a dog and most of them grow out of it. I just never grew out of that.

‘And now in my adult life, in my relationships, it’s a way for me to feel vulnerable and exposed and close to my partner. It’s a very intimate thing.

‘Imagine if the easiest way to delight your partner is you just throw a ball across the room. Relationships wouldn’t fail anymore if that’s all you had to do.’

Andrew added: ‘I hang out and I provide him with lots of attention and tell him he is a good boy. That’s basically 90 percent of it.

[She] maintains that [her] pastime remains an entirely innocent hobby.

‘For me it’s not sexual but it’s still a form of intimacy because it is a vulnerable place,’ he said. ‘It’s a bit of a power dynamic that puts Andrew in charge and I enjoy that.’

Andrew added: ‘We don’t make it sexual but I have nothing against those who do.’

Takeaway

The most surprising aspect about this story is the lack of sexual component. And while the article views this as role play, who is to say that this won’t be taken as seriously as her claiming to be a man is. After all, in 2005, South Park portrayed both transgenderism, transracism, and transpeciesism as equally insane. No longer is it viewed as such. It’s actually a little relieving that British clickbait tabloid, Daily Mail did not legitimize it to the extent in which they glamorized it. It is also good that in 2018, society hasn’t legitimized being trans-dog yet. Matt Walsh brought a refreshing tweet on the loop this person has created:

Increasingly in our society, people don’t want to grow up and aren’t being told no. This is how a thirty year old woman ends up thinking she’s a dog. At the end of the day, people need to hear the truth, and every hobby necessitates moderation. Taking a hobby this far can be of no benefit to mental health. but I suppose the same can be said about transgenderism.

Related: Predictable: Man becomes woman for cheaper car insurance.

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Trump haters mock #PresidentialAlert to make themselves feel better

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Trump haters mock PresidentialAlert to make themselves feel better

Everyone loves a good gag. The images, comments, and gifs on Twitter make it a great venue to have a little fun with something. The latest victim was the #PresidentialAlert sent to the vast majority of cell phones on U.S. carriers.

The responses on Twitter have been hilarious. Some are quite sad, especially the responses from unhinged leftist celebrities who didn’t have enough time for their staff to come up with anything clever while the hashtag was trending.

Nevertheless, I feel better after reading some of them. And yes, KD ruined the NBA.

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Ben Shapiro on moving the goalpost

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Ben Shapiro on moving the goalpost

Democrats have demonstrated throughout the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation debacle that they want conflict instead of solutions. They make demands. Those demands are met. They change their demands. Rinse. Repeat.

After incessant calls for the FBI to investigate Kavanaugh, the GOP relented. That wasn’t good enough. They wanted the victim to be heard. That wasn’t good enough. They wanted to question Kavanaugh directly. That wasn’t good enough.

Now it appears they’re setting everything up to position Kavanaugh as an aggressive drunk who lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee. They setting him up for perjury to either block his nomination or impeach him if they take control of the House in the midterms. Party over country. That’s the Democrats’ way.

Conservative rising star Ben Shapiro issued a mild warning to them. Are they opening up their own Pandora’s Box by setting the standard for sexual deviancy as drinking too much? Capitol Hill has never been known as a place for the most sober.

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