Timothy Birdnow

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Timothy Birdnow is a conservative writer and blogger and lives in St. Louis Missouri. His work has appeared in many popular conservative publications including but not limited to The American Thinker, Pajamas Media, Intellectual Conservative and Orthodoxy Today. Tim is a featured contributor to American Daily Reviewand has appeared as a Guest Host on the Heading Right Radio Network. Tim's website is tbirdnow.mee.nu.

Most Recent Articles by Timothy Birdnow:

The Sorcerers

Apr 30, 2017 — Timothy Birdnow

“Against that positivism which stops before phenomena, saying “there are only facts,” I should say: no, it is precisely facts that do not exist, only interpretations”—Frederich Nietzsche

“we now have a situation in which everybody’s listening to people who already agree with them and are further and further reinforcing their own realities to the neglect of a common reality that allows us to have a healthy debate” —Barack Obama 4/24/17

Barack Hussein Obama has returned from his Society Island soirée ready to take on the world, and the former President gave a speech in which he yet again trashed his political opponents for refusing to accept the scripted talking points issued by the mainstream media. Mr. Obama, who has made “common facts” his crusade of late, tore into the divisions of opinion that splinter the modern landscape. This isn’t the first time, either; in his farewell address to the nation Mr. Obama railed against the alternative media:

Liberals Argued for Trump’s Travel Ban in Defense of DAPA

Mar 23, 2017 — Timothy Birdnow

Now that a lawless federal judge has issued a stay on Donald Trump’s temporary entry ban to citizens of unstable or terrorist-sponsoring countries, an order that Mr. Trump took great pains to bring into compliance with a previous stay that was upheld by the notoriously liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the question arises as to whether he had the authority to do so. Is Mr. Trump out of control or are the courts?  Strangely enough, the very same people claiming Trump lacks the authority to do this held a very different opinion when Trump’s predecessor was in a similar position. Strange how their arguments have flipped.

When Barack Obama issued the orders known as the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA)  on November 20, 2014 liberals were giddy with the power of “I have a pen and a phone” as Mr. Obama once bragged; their hero could simply write his name and voila!  Instant law!  But in February of ‘15 a Federal judge, Andrew S. Hanen issued a temporary stay on the Obama Executive Order, forcing the Administration to appeal. The case eventually made its way to the Supreme Court, which deadlocked 4 to 4 and wound up affirming the original court order.

Judicial Piracy and Plunder of America’s Immigration Law

Mar 20, 2017 — Timothy Birdnow

It has been rightly pointed out by a number of individuals that Federal law gives absolute authority to the President of the United States in matters of immigration and determinations of the national security implications of said immigration and travel. Despite this fact, a Federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from implementing temporary travel restrictions on citizens of countries that pose a potential security threat to the United States. (This after Mr. Trump attempted to accommodate the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals by changing the terms of the order to comply with the Court’s demands.)  The word ‘overreach’ is far too tame for what this judge and the 9th Circuit have done; it is a complete usurpation of power.

First, some background: the Trump travel ban was originally struck down by Judge Ann Donnelly of the Eastern District of New York, a woman appointed by Barack Obama in 2014 and by Judge James Robart in Seattle.  It was then upheld by the most ridiculous court in the land, the 9th Circuit, which took the view that since Mr. Trump promised to restrict Muslims from coming here he is somehow a bigot and not entitled to fulfill his pledge, law or precedent be damned. In other words, the Court simply disagreed with Trump’s views. After reworking the order (with the help of legal experts) another judge - Hawaii punchy Derrick Watson - who was a 2013 appointee of Obama’s and an old colleague of the former Il Duce at Harvard Law.

The Thin (Not Black but) Blue Line

Nov 25, 2016 — Timothy Birdnow

Sunday night a police office was ambushed and shot near my home in St. Louis. He was one of four officers nationwide shot within a couple of hours by thugs egged on by Black Lives Matter and blessed by our Community Organizer in Chief Barack Hussein Obama. (The others were in a suburb of Kansas City, in Texas, and in Florida.) The officer survived and is in good shape. He is expected to make a full recovery. The shooter, a man linked to other murders, has died of his injuries.

Monday night,  I flipped on the 7 o’clock news just before dinner and saw that there was a march assembling on Hampton Avenue, near where the shooting occurred. After quickly eating my dinner I headed off to join the crowd. I am not much of a protest marcher but I couldn’t skip such a large and important event so near to home.

GOP Returning to Its Vomit

Nov 13, 2016 — Timothy Birdnow

“As a dog returns to his vomit, so fools repeat their folly”—Proverbs 26:11

Ever quick to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, the GOP has not even waited for the weekend to begin systematically dismantling the stunning victory their party achieved despite their best efforts. Trump has barely had time to shower and shave before his party began dictating to him how things should be run - the same way they were run before he showed up on the scene. The Grand Old Party seems incapable of learning from its mistakes - and its successes.

Ending National Sovereignty One Industry at a Time

Aug 20, 2016 — Timothy Birdnow

“In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn’t such a great idea after all.”—Strobe Talbot, Bill Clinton’s Deputy Secretary of State, Time, July 20th, 1992.

Despite the recent Brexit vote on the British Isles, the European Union still maintains its stranglehold on most of the old continent, and this über-nation has overridden the wishes of the member state’s public to varying degrees on different issues. Immigration is perhaps the most obvious, where European countries are being forced into accepting Islamic invaders as the price of European citizenship. The E.U. dominates so many aspects of life within its sphere, be it the prices of commonplace goods, the way things are made, bought, sold, etc. Even items like bananas must have a specific curve to them, one imposed by Brussels. While the national governments still exist, they have voluntarily subsumed their authority into the collective, and eventually, if the plan continues, the member nations will cease to exist as anything but provinces. An empire is being backdoored through the guise of a trade association.

The Trump Attack on Political Correctness

Jun 8, 2016 — Timothy Birdnow

Donald Trump is in the soup again. Mr. Trump has liberal race hustlers sputtering a rain of spittle, and has the GOP Establishment jelly legged, knees knocking and lower lips quivering. With two recent comments Mr. Trump has Republicans running for the tall grass, and even Newt Gingrich - a tepid but agreeable supporter - has demanded Trump apologize.

What did Trump say that has everyone turning purple? Well, he started out by calling Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth “Lizzy” Warren Pocahontas, then refusing to apologize for this vile slur.

The Sons of Libertine; Why the Transvestite Bathroom Issue is a Battle for the Soul of America

May 24, 2016 — Timothy Birdnow

The transgendered bathroom issue has typically elicited a tepid response from many on the Republican side of the aisle and among the more libertarian and economic types of conservatives, with the battle cry “this is not the hill to die on!” being echoed through the conservative camps, carried in Paul Revere fashion by many of the elites and the Sons of Libertine, who never seem to find any piece of real estate worthy of spilled blood. Still the question that must be asked is why isn’t this the proper place to do battle?  The misnamed transgenderism (really transvestism) is a direct frontal assault on America, on American values, on tradition, on our Judeo-Christian heritage, and on our fundamental definition of man and woman. If this hill isn’t worth dying on what is?

The very fact that so many think letting men in women’s clothing use women’s restrooms (and don’t think for a minute that predators won’t understand that all they must do is don a wig in the old British fashion and they can play) shows how far America has declined in moral and ethical standards. But perhaps they don’t understand the issue?  There are reasons for this sudden outpouring of support for the very tiny transvestite community, and it serves a much more important purpose in the scheme of things than so many on our side realize.

Progressive Boot Camp

May 24, 2016 — Timothy Birdnow

A thought occurred to me the other day, which does actually happen to me now and then; the whole of modern culture, the political correctness, the way the left approaches the rest of us, is very much a kind of boot camp for communism. The purpose of military boot camp is to break down the individual, to wed him to the group, to get him to believe things and do things that are clearly irrational, and to get him to obey orders unquestioningly. In the military this serves a real purpose, because a soldier has to act in ways contrary to personal interest and security.

Here is a good explanation of the purpose of boot camp from a Marine drill instructor:

Obama’s War on America and Property

Apr 17, 2016 — Timothy Birdnow

Recently Baltimore County came to a settlement with the City over a scheme to colonize affluent County neighborhoods with HUD housing. According to Fox News:

“With crime in the inner city soaring and many of Baltimore’s neighborhoods plagued by gang violence, there was a push to integrate those communities into neighborhoods in the surrounding county. The NAACP and others sued Baltimore County over alleged housing segregation – and the county has now settled, agreeing to spend $30 million over the next 10 years to build 1,000 homes in affluent neighborhoods.

On top of that, the Baltimore County executive is planning to put forward legislation outlawing the practice of landlords denying – or as some see it, discriminating against – Section 8 tenants.

“I think it’s important that we make sure that opportunities are available to everyone within the region,” County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said.”

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Donald Trump

Mar 29, 2016 — Timothy Birdnow

In the ‘70s British sci-fi comedy ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’,  the interstellar government was ruled over by a two-headed alien named Zaphod Beeblebrox.  Beeblebrox was elected President not because of his serious mind or his experience or capabilities but because the Presidency of the Galaxy was decided on popularity, rather like a prom-king, and Beeblebrox, a rather dull-witted “extreme” screwball, captured the imagination of a majority of voters. One of his acts as President was to steal an experimental starship he was christening.

Advanced technology had turned politics into purely a form of entertainment.

Progressive Lies and Hypocrisy on Court Nominees

Feb 14, 2016 — Timothy Birdnow

Here is an infuriating and ridiculous essay by Ian Millhiser from the Center for American Progress in the notoriously leftist New York Daily News. Millhiser has the nerve to demand the GOP roll over on Obama’s replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away on February 13th.

From the juvenile mind of Millhiser:

Trump is playing some high stakes poker

Jan 29, 2016 — Timothy Birdnow

Western Journalism is reporting that Donald Trump refused to take a call from Sean Hannity regarding his appearance on the Fox debate, and even refuses to talk with Roger Ailes, but is demanding a call from Fox owner Rupert Murdoch.

Per Trump source: Trump’s position now is he is chairman of his company and he will only deal with Murdoch at a chairman-to-chairman level— Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) January 27, 2016

When all was said and done, Trump informed his supporters Tuesday evening he was not going to appear at the debate

Obama’s War on Car Dealers

Jan 27, 2016 — Timothy Birdnow

Writing at Net Right Daily, Dustin Howard chronicles an attack by the Obama Administration on car dealers:

Lies My RINO Told Me

Jan 19, 2016 — Timothy Birdnow

Every election cycle we hear the same arguments from the RINO/Establishment class. These claims cannot be justified in any way, and yet they are articles of faith, venerated words of wisdom, absolutes in the political world, and the Establishment asks us, nay demands, we follow their prescribed political program lest disaster overtake us. These overarching truths have little to no evidence to support them, and at this point, given the utter failure of their employment in the real world of electoral politics, can be classified as outright lies. Their purpose is to anesthetize the Conservative base, to lull us back into our collective intellectual coma, to force us off the field so that the elites can continue to run the show. What, pray tell, are these lies?