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Fantastic News! Dan Riehl Out of ICU, Zilla Back At Home!

By Gary P Jackson

This is great news, as I mentioned yesterday, both Dan Riehl and Zilla were in the hospital with serious issues. Today comes reports that Dan is out of ICU and sitting up. Zilla is at home and writes about her experience:

I am home. I am still very fragile but my family needed me so I was a bad patient until they finally let me out: all fulla steroids, stuff to (try to) keep me calm, and breathing meds.

A lot more from her here.

Stacy McCain tweets:

Indeed, if can, please hit Dan’s tip jar!

Smitty sends a photo of Dan sitting up and downing a Diet Coke:

This is a great sight to see! Prayers work, so please continue to pray for Dan and Zilla’s rapid recovery. Two warriors who we can’t wait to see back in action!


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Breitbart.com’s Dan Riehl in ICU Prayers Needed

By Gary P Jackson

Sad news to report. Blogger extraordinaire Dan Riehl is in the hospital fighting for his life.

FishbowlDC reports:

Conservative blogger Dan Riehl is fighting for his life and in the ICU at Fairfax County Hospital. Riehl publishes Riehl World View and writes for Breitbart.com. Instapundit is reporting that medical personnel had to do a pulmonary bypass.

More here.

Chris Smith, “Smitty” who writes with Stacy McCain reports visiting Dan and that he is in bad shape and desperately needs our prayers. In a heartfelt piece Smitty writes:

Dan has worked harder than most (e.g., me) on the effort to tear down the walls of the mainstream media Jericho over the last few years. You have to drop names like that of the late, lamented Andrew Breitbart to name somebody who was working harder on the restoration of the country. Multitudes of folks echo the current news (and don’t stop; we make an important chorus) but Dan was a maker of news. His contacts and investigative skills (of which I had the merest glimmer of insight) allowed him to dig up crucial facts on a host of stories (go see Hating Breitbart for just one example).

Dan is a true leader, mentoring those who will listen, flogging relentlessly those who will not. I’ve no idea what the medical bill will be like for a few days in the Intensive Care Hotel, but it can’t be cheap.

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Do consider his tip jar, as you are able.

More here.

I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting Dan in person, but have had pleasant back and forth with him via Twitter and email. We haven’t always agreed on things, but who does? Dan has always been professional and a man of integrity. The sort of fellow you’d love to call a friend.

Having had a heart attack earlier this year myself [though thankfully no where near as serious as any of this] I can tell you the hospital bills ain’t cheap. If you have an extra buck or two think about hitting the tip jar on Dan’s website.

I know Dan has many friends who can visit in person, but the rest of us can pray for his speedy and full recovery. Dan is the sort of man we need on our side fighting for Liberty and Freedom.

At this time we all need to be on his side cheering him on and praying for him in his fight against this illness.

Please include Dan in your daily prayers.

Smitty also reports blogger “Zilla” another true warrior, is also in the hospital in bad shape, and has a bedside video report here.

Please pray for Dan, Zilla, and all of their friends and families.


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Dan Riehl: The Washington Post’s War On Women and Sarah Palin

The Washington Post’s Diana Reese

By Stacy Drake

This morning, the Washington Post published a very shallow article by Diana Reese, who attended the Steelman rally in Missouri last Friday. Dan Riehl responded:

What to make of this, other than, it’s not okay to be sexist but it’s Sarah Palin, so I will be?

When Palin took to the makeshift stage in the middle of a Missouri farm field, she was dressed more for the part of Hollywood celebrity than serious politician. I know someone’s going to remind me that just last week, I said it was sexist to focus on the wardrobes of women in politics. But it was hard for me to take Palin seriously dressed as she was.”

This is why I contend that the real war on women originates on the left. Outside of the entertainment field, to qualify for protected status on the left, a woman needs to leave behind those things that might make her appear uniquely feminine to a man.


But as for what one might call a real woman, one a man might find himself attracted to, or even want to spend some time with, in the mind of those on the left today, they can’t possibly be worth taking seriously.

So, who is actually waging war on women in American society when it comes right down to it? As far as I’m concerned, it’s the left and liberals and always has been.

You can read Dan’s entire piece here.

This WaPo article is particularly funny when you read what Reese wrote just a few days ago in regard to Michelle Obama’s wardrobe. She wrote:

We are still such a sexist society.


Let’s quit worrying about clothes and focus on issues instead.

I would love to, but instead I’m responding to your article about Governor Palin’s clothes, Ms. Reese.

I assume that Reese, like most liberals, thinks sexism only applies to women on the left. How else do you explain these lines from the Palin article, after writing what she wrote in the Michelle Obama piece?:

But it was hard for me to take Palin seriously dressed as she was.

First, her shoes: Five-inch wedges. Her black capris weren’t quite skin-tight but tight enough, and her t-shirt with its Superman logo (a Steelman campaign shirt emblazoned with “Our freedom. Our fight.”) emphasized her figure. She never once removed her oversized sunglasses.

I’m sorry, but I’d like my minister, my doctor and yes, my politicians, to look and dress for their parts.

Their part? I suppose Reese would take Governor Palin more “seriously” if she chopped off her hair, and wore a frumpy pastel colored suit like Democrat women do. That isn’t the way Governor Palin rolls, and thank God. By the way, why would Governor Palin remove her prescription sunglasses when she’s standing out in the sun?

Everyone working the Steelman campaign wore Steelman T-shirts that day. I happen to love that Governor Palin sees herself as part of the team, and took to wearing one herself. Her glasses were mandatory to see, and the pants and shoes went great with the shirt.

It’s Summertime in Missouri, Ms. Reese… Lighten up.


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Dan Riehl: It Will Take a Sarah Palin [Not a Rick Perry] To Re-Vitalize The Conservative Movement

By Gary P Jackson

Dan Riehl nails it, as usual. In just a few words he gets to the heart of the Palin vs Perry battle. Rick Perry is very much an establishment candidate, no matter the rhetoric he uses. He represents nothing more than more of the same.

Sarah Palin is the true outsider. Beholden to no one. A fresh voice and a true Reagan Conservative. Someone who’s record proves she doesn’t just talk a good game, she puts her words into action. She’s been a Reagan Conservative throughout her 20 year career.

Dan doesn’t get into either governor’s record. He doesn’t have to. This brilliantly sums up the entire issue:

For what it’s worth, I’m getting a sense that, within the conservative movement, Perry may come to more represent the old line conservative movement, much of which is seriously compromised as a result of having been established in Washington for so long.

At the same time, I’m getting a sense that if the movement is to truly be re-energized and move forward from something it’s been for decades – something already bound up in Washington – it may take a Sarah Palin to move forward along that path. If that does become the case, the two paths do lead to a different place.

Ultimately, I believe the older line path – Perry, ultimately may only lead to more of the same – a lot of good talk, but not a lot of change. It may take Sarah Palin, or a Sarah Palin, or some number of them over time to truly re-vitalize the conservative movement in America. But I’m far from certain of it at this point, it’s simply beginning to look that way.

Riehl adds at the end that he’s not exactly a Palinista, something many of us can attest to! That said, I’ve always found that even when he says something I don’t agree with, he’s always fair about it. In this day and age, that’s getting harder and harder to find.

Read more here.


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