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From Darkness to Divahood | Robin of Berkeley

By idaflo | January 1st, 2011 | No Comments » 

Robin of Berkeley is my favorite (former liberal and now conservative) warrior, honest and exposing Truth…even as she seeks to deepen her understanding of her new Christian faith in God.

I post her often.  I will continue to do so, as her writings continue to emerge.

God bless you Robin.  You are a gift.

From Darkness to Divahood | Robin of Berkeley.

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This Is for You, Joy Behar! A Woman’s Journey from Liberal to Conservative

By idaflo | October 30th, 2010 | 2 Comments » 

Joy Beharby Jim Lakely  on October 28, 2010

Forgive the indulgence, but my wife sent me the following email today. She had to get this off her chest, in writing, to clear her mind for painting in her studio. And I think it’s a great story: One woman’s decades-long journey from indoctrinated liberal to free-thinking conservative.

These are the kind of women that Joy Behar insulted — and probably enraged, if my wife is any guide  — when she called Nevada Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle “a bitch” who should “go to hell.”

In the spirit of Robin of Berkeley, here is the rest of thisMUST POST and link-to article by Jim Lakely.

And my response follows:

Dear Mr. Lakely,  I believe Joy Behar is an extreme example, just another “hood ornament” for strident liberalism/feminism. Great stuff here, your family is blessed twofold; BOTH of you share a gift for writing. Sets off a storm of thought, since all the information on your wife’s evolution/transformation resonates with my experiences since college. Read More »

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Obama and the Evil Squatters

By idaflo | October 13th, 2010 | No Comments » 

American Thinker logoBy Robin of Berkeley (at American Thinker)

“God is dead,” according to the existentialist Nietzsche. He might as well have been talking about Berkeley, California.

Think I’m exaggerating? Take a trip out west and spend a few days on Telegraph Avenue. Then wander over to the downtown area, Shattuck and University. If you’re really the daredevil, do so after dark, when the mean streets look positively Kafkaesque.

When I say God is dead in Berkeley, I don’t mean just that parts of the city look like a hellhole. I’m referring to the militant anti-God vibe. While Berkeley has always had its atheists, a shift has….(continue here)

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We Don’t Need No (Leftist) Education

By idaflo | October 13th, 2010 | No Comments » 

By Robin of Berkeley at American Thinker

hippie playing guitar

We don’t need no education

We don’t need no thought control

We don’t need no thought control

No dark sarcasm in the classroom

Teachers leave those kids alone. . .

All in all, you’re just a

Nother brick in the wall

– Pink Floyd, “We Don’t Need No Education”

David Horowitz is one of those rare people who change lives. I know, because he changed mine…(continue reading here)

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Typhoid Barry

By idaflo | September 23rd, 2010 | No Comments » 

Robin speaks to the psychology of a Presidential  figure nobody knows…. yet who is world renowned, powerful and cold.

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By Robin of Berkeley at American Thinker

There’s a fascinating phenomenon in medicine of a “carrier” of a disease. The most famous example is Typhoid Mary. Read More »

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The Gospel of Obama

By idaflo | September 18th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Robin of Berkeley is my favorite columnist.

I say that every time I post one of her columns.  It bears repeating.  In this post, the story of her childhood and ultimate awakening out of a liberalism  toward faith in God is both moving and honest, infused with deep hope.

Robin of Berkeley, you are in my thoughts and prayers as you continue to discover the hope that is found in Divine forgiveness.  I pray it will be at the cross that you see Christ as your shining hour and final destination.

American Thinker - thinkerBy Robin of Berkeley – September 15, 2010

American Thinker

I recently made a mistake in one of my articles, relying on (faulty) memory and failing to fact-check. Upon realizing my error, I began to do what I always do: flagellate myself mercilessly. Read More »

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Desperately Seeking Liberals

By idaflo | June 30th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Robin of Berkeley –  Love her stuff.

cat painted like Obama surreal paintingBy Robin of Berkeley at American Thinker

I recently embarked on a grand experiment. Unfortunately, it was a miserable failure.It all started a few weeks ago, when I decided to include an e-mail address in my articles rather than read the comments thread. I thought it would be cool to commune with readers while avoiding the pesky trolls.  I received over four hundred emails the first time around. But there were unusual circumstances behind the deluge….(article continues here)

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Sex, Lies, and Al Gore

By idaflo | June 28th, 2010 | No Comments » 

American Thinker painting logoBy Robin of Berkeley at American Thinker

Did Al Gore sexually attack a licensed massage therapist in Portland in 2006? I don’t know. But I believe this story has legs.
I’m a licensed therapist myself, though of the psychological kind. In my twenty-plus years in practice, I have never seen a woman who I believed was lying about sexual abuse.

Now, this isn’t saying that females don’t lie…(continue reading here)

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A Shrink Asks: What’s Wrong with Obama? (Important)

By idaflo | June 11th, 2010 | No Comments » 

American Thinker - patriot thinker paintingMOST IMPORTANT POST OF THE WEEK at IdaFlo

By Robin of Berkeley at The American Thinker

So what is the matter with Obama? Conservatives have been asking this question for some time. I’ve written a number of articles trying to solve the mystery.
Even some liberals are starting to wonder. James Carville railed about Obama’s blasé attitude after the catastrophic oil spill. The New York Times’ Maureen Dowd revamped Obama’s “Yes We Can” motto into “Will We Ever?” Read More »

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Obama and the New Normal By Robin of Berkeley

By idaflo | May 22nd, 2010 | 1 Comment » 

You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.” Benjamin Disraeli

Robin of Berkeley is one of my favorite columnists.  A self-described recovering liberal and psychotherapist in Berkeley, Robin is one courageous lady. Every time she posts anything on The American Thinker, I post a link to it, wherever I can; I want others to read what this deep,  insightful, even brilliant woman has to say.

Thank you, Robin of Berkeley.

Her latest article is linked HERE.  But here is an intro. to it,  just the first few paragraphs:

American Thinker - thinker paintingThe human brain is a complicated organ. It can be infinitely pliable but also maddeningly rigid.

Humans can be slow to recognize signs of imminent disaster. While red flags are flapping wildly in the wind, the person ignores any and all warnings.

But the brain can be highly suggestible, too, easily controlled and shaped by advertisers and spin doctors. Thus, after countless ads, a person associates soda with Coke, search engines with Google. And after having “Yes we can,” burned into their neural pathways, all hope and change is connected to Obama.

That’s why it’s crucial to notice all the “firsts.” Because once something is repeated often enough, it becomes the New Normal….(continue reading here)

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