Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
"Pain can be detected when nociceptors (pain receptors) discharge electrical impulses to the spinal cord and brain. These fire impulses outward, telling the muscles and body to react. These can be measured. Mountcastle, Medical Physiology, St. Louis: C.V. Mosby, pp. 391-427 "Lip tactile response may be evoked by the end of the 7th week. At 11 weeks, the face and all parts of the upper and lower extremities are sensitive to touch. By 13 1/2 to 14 weeks, the entire body surface, except for the back and the top of the head, are sensitive to pain." S. Reinis & J. Goldman, The Development of the Brain C. Thomas Pub., 1980"
You showed more class and courage than any other politician in recent memory, second perhaps only to Ronald Reagan. You kept true to your core values, even though you were squeezed and pushed and prodded by Mccain's campaign and the disgusting troupe of clowns that pass for main stream media in this country. Even worse to me to witness were the catty, immature and often vulgar comments directed towards you by other women...women who claim to be feminists, women who claim to want to see a woman finally punch through the highest, hardest, glass ceiling in the US.
Well if this is their idea of feminism, then I reject it. I reject the notion that a woman should be fair game for target practice, or in this case a public stoning just because she dares to be a conservative. How shameful for all those women of the 60s and 70s who so proudly marched and protested and demanded equal rights for women...my big sisters in a way. I grew up as you did, Sarah in the shadow of their courage. I looked up to them, even though some eventually supported what they feel is the ultimate woman's right---the right to murder her unborn child. It was because of their courage, I was able to join the Army at 18 and serve as a helicopter mechanic a career path previously open only to men. It was because of their courage, women all around me joined the workforce and made marvelous careers for themselves and learned to be self sustaining economically and find self fulfullment within themselves and not attach it to their husband.
I'm sorry for those who take such teenagerish delight in trying to torment you, because you are who you are...intelligent, devoted to your faith, family and values, unashamedly patriotic, and deeply and uncompromisingly conservative. I stand united with you Sarah and all the conservative women in our country who for years have listened to the snickers and derision of our "sisters" because we stand firm in what we hold dear...just as they do, yet more often than not they are welcomed with courtesy and compassion...not derision and scorn.
So, take your time, go home and rest, God knows how much you've earned it. When you are ready, we will be here...your sisters who want to see you succeed. I will be ready whenever you are.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
"Given our understanding that Mr. Wurzelbacher had publicly indicated that he had the means to purchase a substantial business enterprise, ODJFS, consistent with past departmental practice, checked confidential databases ," she wrote.
Are you paying attention to what this woman said? I wonder if she, in the pursuit of consistency, has a file open on every single person in her state who publicly states they live on more than a Welfare check? I bet not.
I'm old enough to remember the height of the cold war...when people simply disappeared off the streets for saying the wrong thing to the wrong person. This still happens in places like, China, North Korea, Burma,Iraq,Iran. And now I see it happening in America before the messiah is even elected, what will it be like if he is elected?
Will the Obama government encourage this citizen snooping? Well, judge for yourself from this speech. The messiah says:
"Loving your country shouldn't just mean watching fireworks on the 4th of July," he said. "Loving your country must mean accepting your responsibility to do your part to change it. If you do, your life will be richer, our country will be stronger."...
"We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set," he said Wednesday. "We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded."
Excuse me? That is just as powerful? Just as strong? Just as well funded? What the hell for? Don't we already have a police department in every town and city? And just why in the hell can't we continue to rely on America's military? Haven't they done everything we've asked of them? Don't we already have the National Guard for national emergencies? Could he want a civilian force because he knows when he gives his marching orders to America's military they will refuse an unlawful order? Is he planning on setting up an alternate force--that is in his own words, just as powerful, strong, and well funded to try to force us to do something that is against some of the freedoms that we are guaranteed in this country? Oh wait...the key is the word "civilian" Could it be that he wants to do an end run around the Constitutional prohibition of using the military against our civilian population and the way to do it is call this powerful, strong, well funded organization a civilian national security force?
This guy is dangerous. What he wants to do to our nation is dangerous and we must not allow it.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
suppose you agree with his dangerous views on foreign affairs
suppose you agree with his deadly and dangerous friends
will you agree with his emotionless and compassionless view on infants born alive after a botched abortion?
Please watch this video, caution, it is very hard to watch not because of alot of graphic and horrific images, but because of the truth it contains.
Here are Obama's own words, in his own voice...
Ok, if you still aren't sure about voting for John McCain, then think about this article from James Edmund Pennington "Time for a Gut Check America" http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/10/time_for_a_gut_check_america.html
"If Obama wins, the left wing of the Democratic Party will have no effective opposition, and it will be able to do all of the following, most of which Obama and his allies have already explicitly promised to do:
1. Massively raise taxes on all productive people, including and especially the middle class, solely for the purpose of redistributing Americans' wealth (anyone who doubted Obama's identity as a radical redistributionist has been disabused of that illusion after Obama's just-discovered 2001 radio talk);
2. By Presidential decree, eliminate every single state restriction on abortion, including late term abortion, "partial birth" abortion, parental notification for minors, and the right of physicians to refuse to perform abortions for reasons of conscience;
3. Drive talk radio off the air, thereby grossly reducing free expression and eliminating one of the most important private sphere checks on government power;
4. Appoint activist United States Supreme Court Judges, who, like the judges Obama supports in Massachusetts and California, will impose homosexual marriage on the entire country, against the will of the people in virtually every state;
5. Permanently alter the socio-economic, cultural, and political makeup of our country, by leaving our border to the south open, halting ongoing federal efforts to encourage return of illegals to their countries of origin, and, worst of all, granting fast-track citizenship to illegals; and
6. Intensify the ongoing use of our public education system as a tool for the indoctrination, rather than education, of our children; and
7. Project a world-wide image of timidity and self-doubt that will only encourage our enemies, as Joe Biden said, to "test" our weak president, thereby increasing the probability of attacks on America and our allies, all of which makes war more, not less, likely under an Obama Presidency."
“What is a proportionate reason when it comes to abortion? It's the kind of reason we will be able to explain, with a clean heart, to the victims of abortion when we meet them in the next life – which we certainly will. If we're confident that these victims will accept our motives, then we can proceed." - Bishop James Johnston of Sprinfield-Cape Girardeau
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
"The United States of America is the world’s marketplace. Without the worldwide trade generated by American demand, the international marketplace will fail. Today we are witnessing an undeniable demonstration of this fact as world markets reel in response to our domestic financial crisis. This lesson must be burnt into our collective conscience. Our nation is the last repository of free market economic principles, and a fundamental change in our government toward socialism will spell worldwide economic disaster from which we may never recover."
"At its core, socialism can only be parasitic. It cannot survive without its capitalist host. Therefore, if the United States becomes a socialist country, worldwide capital will soon dry up. Remaining market economies around the world will succumb either to their own internal socialist movements or direct military threat from abroad. Without the protective umbrella of American military might, they will have no other choice."
"Barack Hussein Obama has been chosen as standard bearer to bring this agenda to fruition here. If he is elected we can expect a sea change in Washington. But it will not be for the better. The socialist economic agenda he has publicly articulated is enough in the current financial crisis to plunge our economy into deep recession. The disarmament agenda he has publicly articulated is enough to strip us of the meager defenses we currently have against a rogue missile attack, and Iran has already telegraphed plans to launch such an attack."
"What is even more frightening is the agenda he has not shared, but is implicit in his radical upbringing, his radical connections, and his limited but demonstrative experience.
Obama’s Radical Roots
Are we beating this subject to death? Sorry, we have to. And there’s much more, if you still need convincing. Obama hates being “associated” with radical individuals and organizations. But the truth is he hasn’t been associated with them at all, he has been immersed in them. He is one of them. And it goes back to his youth."
“I thought: ‘I don’t know how to take care of a baby! I’m not ready to be a mother, I don’t have medical coverage. I can’t do this now!’” Joyce recalls. But on deeper reflection, she realized that “while I did not know who the father of my baby was yet, I did know who his mother was. And that was me.”
Monday, October 27, 2008
"Nonetheless many are willing to surrender more of their freedom and fortune in the vain hope that the same government and it's attendant ruling class can solve the problems they created. Their proposed solution is to continue adopting European socialism while dramatically weakening our economy and enriching potential enemies as these same elites in their worship of radical environmentalism and the power to tax and regulate free enterprise refuse to allow any practical solution to our energy and wealth creation needs.
One need only to look across the ocean to the countries of western Europe to see the failure of socialism: inevitable bankruptcy due to excessive entitlements, high unemployment, a declining birth rate, total dependence on others for defense and a rapidly diminishing role in world affairs. "
Please watch this amazing speech by Ronald Reagan, on behalf of Barry Goldwater in 1967...his words ring so true, especially when he speaks of the power of the government treatment of America's farmers. Remember the bailout? It gives the secretary of the treasury the exact same powers over America's banks.
And then this quote, even though he was speaking of our Cold War enemies, it still rings true today.
Admittedly there is a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson in history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face--that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight and surrender. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, eventually we have to face the final demand--the ultimatum.
And what then? When Nikita Khrushchev has told his people he knows what our answer will be? He has told them that we are retreating under the pressure of the Cold War, and someday when the time comes to deliver the ultimatum, our surrender will be voluntary because by that time we will have weakened from within spiritually, morally, and economically. He believes this because from our side he has heard voices pleading for "peace at any price" or "better Red than dead," or as one commentator put it, he would rather "live on his knees than die on his feet." And therein lies the road to war, because those voices don't speak for the rest of us. You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery.
If nothing in life is worth dying for, when did this begin--just in the face of this enemy? Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard 'round the world? The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn't die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well, it's a simple answer after all.
You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, "There is a price we will not pay." There is a point beyond which they must not advance.
"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness."
I don't remember anything like this during the Kerry/Bush elections...Obama is so far left he even makes Kerry look like a centrist. I really wish Hillary had been able to pull it out. She and I have different political views on some issues, but I know she loves America and wants to improve America...not totally redesign her. I would rather see my country in the hands of Hillary than Obama.
I love this country. I love her freedoms and the unlimited possibilities that anyone in this nation can be anything they dream, as long as they are willing to work hard. I worry that maybe November 5th will be another September 11th...a day that will forever change my beloved nation...I need to pray more.
Anyway, here is a quote from the article. Please read it for yourself though. It's a good one.
"Here’s why. McCain believes in protecting and defending America as it is. Obama tells the world he is ashamed of America and wants to change it into something else. McCain stands for American exceptionalism, the belief that American values are superior to tyrannies. Obama stands for the expiation of America’s original sin in oppressing black people, the third world and the poor.
Obama thinks world conflicts are basically the west’s fault, and so it must right the injustices it has inflicted. That’s why he believes in ‘soft power’ — diplomacy, aid, rectifying ‘grievances’ (thus legitimising them, encouraging terror and promoting injustice) and resolving conflict by talking. As a result, he will take an axe to America’s defences at the very time when they need to be built up. He has said he will ‘cut investments in unproven missile defense systems’; he will ‘not weaponize space’; he will ‘slow our development of future combat systems’; and he will also ‘not develop nuclear weapons,’ pledging to seek ‘deep cuts’ in America’s arsenal, thus unilaterally disabling its nuclear deterrent as Russia and China engage in massive military buildups."
Sunday, October 26, 2008
because I apparently don't have the skills to embed this video you will need to go to the page. Sorry about that...I will keep tinkering with it, maybe I can figure it out.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Just as I was starting to get a bit depressed by all the negative news I find this article over Gateway Pundit
It seems Mr. West, is in hot water for OMG speaking out in defense of Gov. Palin...so does that make him a racist too??? Hmmmm...
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
- Pope Benedict XVI
...and for me no issue is as clear or as important as voting for life. Yep, that means I am anti-abortion. That means I am not going to be swayed by the other issues that in my opinion only serve to deflect the true debate that should be happening in this country, respect for and support for life.
If we have a culture that supports all life, then we would have no need of the fluff n stuff arguments for health care and the plethora of social programs that already exist in this country to help care for the ones among us who for whatever reason live in less than desirable circumstances.
In any case, abortion is not the answer. Abortion must not be the answer. Abortion is murder and murder is evil. What I cannot understand are all the headlines I see that state Catholics are supporting Obama in numbers higher than for Kerry. How in the hell do you get there? Or maybe hell and hell's VIP is the reason. Is this the end result of years of cafeteria Catholicism? Do you understand the difference between intrinsic evil and misguided social programs? If a candidate has ALL the right answers for healthcare, poverty, medicare but is still a supporter of abortion, then he or she is the WRONG candidate for a Catholic. If you vote for an abortionist, then you excommunicate yourself.
Did you pay attention to Obama in the video? The first thing he says he is going to do is sign into law the Freedom of Choice Act--which will immediately erase 35 years of attempts to protect the least among us, the tiny helpless unborn children. This law will strike down ALL laws that are supposed to protect the unborn, including the monstrous practice known as partial birth abortion.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
--ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe Reports: Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., on Sunday guaranteed that if elected, Sen. Barack Obama., D-Ill., will be tested by an international crisis within his first six months in power and he will need supporters to stand by him as he makes tough, and possibly unpopular, decisions.
“Mark my words,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”
“I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate,” Biden said to Emerald City supporters, mentioning the Middle East and Russia as possibilities. “And he’s gonna need help. And the kind of help he’s gonna need is, he’s gonna need you - not financially to help him - we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right.”---
Ok, file this one under the "see I told you so" category. It seems that
I found this article on Hillbuzz. It seems Howard Stern sent a reporter out to question voters. Pay attention to the questions. It's astounding. God, please bless America.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.
The following is a blog entry written on Aug. 30, 2008, by Army Specialist Stephen Fortunato, who was killed Tuesday in Afghanistan when the vehicle he was riding in was blown up by an improvised explosive device. This entry was forwarded to the Globe by his mother, Elizabeth "Betty" Crawford.
If I may …
I'd like to say something....Just to get it out there so it is clear.To all the pampered and protected Americans who feel it is their duty to inform me that I am not fighting for their freedom, and that i am a pawn in Bush's agenda of greed and oil acquisition: Noted, and [expletive deleted] You.
I am not a robot. i am not blind or ignorant to the state of the world or the implications of the "war on terrorism." i know that our leaders have made mistakes in the handling of a very sensitive situation, but do not for one second think that you can make me lose faith in what we, meaning America's sons, daughters, fathers, and mothers in uniform are doing.
I am doing my part in fighting a very real enemy of the United States, i.e. Taliban, Al Qaida, and various other radical sects of Islam that have declared war on our way of life. Unless you believe the events of 9/11 were the result of a government conspiracy, which by the way would make you a MORON, there is no reasonable argument you can make against there being a true and dangerous threat that needs to be dealt with. i don't care if there are corporations leaching off the war effort to make money, and i don't care if you don't think our freedom within America's borders is actually at stake.
i just want to kill those who would harm my family and friends. it is that simple. Even if this is just a war for profit or to assert America's power, so what? Someone has to be on top and I want it to be us. There's nothing wrong with wishing prosperity for your side.
I am a proud American. i believe that my country allows me to live my life more or less however i want to, and believe me, i have seen what the alternative of that looks like. i also believe that our big scary government does way more than it has to to help complete [expletive deleted]-ups get back on their feet, a stark comparison to places where leaders just line their own pockets with gold while allowing the people who gave them their power and privilage to starve. I have chosen my corner.
I back my country, and am proud to defend it against aggressors. Also, if you dare accuse us of being inhumane, or overly aggressive because we have rolled into someone else's country and blown some [expletive deleted] up and shot some people, let me remind you of just how inhumane we COULD be in defending ourselves. Let me remind you that we have a warhead that drops multiple bomblets from the stratosphere which upon impact, would turn all the sand in Iraq to glass, and reduce every living thing there to dust. Do we use it? No. Instead we use the most humane weapon ever devised: the American soldier. We send our bravest (and perhaps admitably craziest) men and women into enemy territory, into harms way, to root out those whom we are after and do our best to leave innocent lives unscathed.
...One last thing...a proposal. i know it has been stated time and time again but i just think it is worthy of reiteration. If you find yourself completely disgusted with the way America is being ran, and how we handle things on the global stage, you can leave. Isn't that amazing? No one will stop you! If you are an anarchist, there are places you can go where there is no government to tell you anything.
That's right...you are left solely to your own devices and you can handle the men who show up at your door with AKs in any way that you see fit. Just don't try good old American debate tactics on them because you will most likely end up bound and blind-folded, to have your head chopped off on the internet so your parents can see it.
However if you insist on staying here and taking advantage of privilages such as free speach and WIC, keep the counter-productive [expletive deleted] to a minimum while the grown ups figure out how to handle this god-awful mess in the middle east.
The following 'speech' was written recently by an ordinary Maine-iac [a
resident of the People's Republic of Maine].
While satirical in nature, all satire must have a basis in fact to be effective.
This is an excellent piece by a person who does not write for a living.
The speech George W.
Bush might give:
Normally, I start these things out by saying 'My Fellow Americans.
Not doing it this time.
If the polls are any indication, I don't know who more than half of you are anymore.
I do know something terrible has happened, and that you're really not fellow Americans any longer.
I'll cut right to the chase here: I quit.
Now before anyone gets all in a lather about me quitting to avoid impeachment, or to avoid prosecution or something, let me assure you: There's been no breaking of laws or
impeachable offenses in this office.
The reason I'm quitting is simple. I'm fed up with you people.
I'm fed up because you have no understanding of what's really going on in the world.
Or of what's going on in this once-great nation of ours. And the majority of
you are too damned lazy to do your homework and figure it out.
Let's start local.
You've been sold a bill of goods by politicians and the news media.
Meanwhile, all you can do is whine about gas prices, and most of you are too
damn stupid to realize that gas prices are high because there's increased
demand in other parts of the world, and because a small handful of noisy
idiots are more worried about polar bears and beachfront property than your
We face real threats in the world. Don't give me this 'blood for oil' thing.
If I were trading blood for oil I would've already seized Iraq 's oil fields and let the rest of the country go to hell. And don't give me this 'Bush Lied...People Died' crap either.
If I were the liar you morons take me for, I could've easily had chemical weapons planted in Iraq so they could be 'discovered.' Instead, I owned up to the fact that the intelligence was faulty.
Let me remind you that the rest of the world thought Saddam had the goods,
same as me. Let me also remind you that regime change in Iraq was official US policy before I came into office. Some guy named ' Clinton ' established
that policy. Bet you didn't know that, did you?
Now some of you morons want to be led by a junior senator with no
understanding of foreign policy or economics, and this nitwit says we should
attack Pakistan, a nuclear ally.
And then he wants to go to Iran and make peace with a terrorist who says he's going to destroy us. While he's doing that, he wants to give Iraq to al Qaeda, Afghanistan to the Taliban, Israel to the Palestinians, and your money to the IRS so the government can give
welfare to illegal aliens, who he will make into citizens, so they can vote to re-elect him.
He also thinks it's okay for Iran to have nuclear weapons, and we should stop our foreign aid to Israel.
Did you sleep through high school?
You idiots need to understand that we face a unique enemy.
Back during the cold war, there were two major competing political and economic models squaring off.
We won that war, but we did so because fundamentally, the Communists wanted to survive, just as we do.We were simply able to out spend and out-tech them.
That's not the case this time.The soldiers of our new enemy don't care
if they survive. In fact, they want to die. That'd be fine, as long as they
weren't also committed to taking as many of you with them as they can.
But they are. They want to kill you, and the bastards are all over the globe.
You should be grateful that they haven't gotten any more of us here in the United States since September 11. But you're not. That's because you've got no idea how hard a small number of intelligence, military, law enforcement, and homeland security people have worked to make sure of that. When this whole mess started, I warned you that this would be a long and difficult fight. I'm disappointed how many of you people think a long and difficult fight amounts to a single season of 'Survivor.
Instead, you've grown impatient. You’re incapable of seeing things through the long lens of history, the way our enemies do. You think that wars should last a few months, a few years,tops.
Making matters worse, you actively support those who help the enemy Every
time you buy the New York Times, every time you send a donation to a cut-and-run Democrat's political campaign, well, dang it, you might just as well Fed Ex a grenade launcher to a Jihadist. It amounts to the same thing.
In this day and age, it's easy enough to find the truth. It's all over the Internet.
It just isn't on the pages of the New York Times, USA Today, or on NBC News. But even if it were, I doubt you'd be any smarter. Most of you would rather watch American Idol or Dancing with Stars.
I could say more about your expectations that the government will always be there to bail you out, even if you're too stupid to leave a city that's below sea level and has a hurricane approaching.
I could say more about your insane belief that government, not your own wallet, is where the money comes from. But I've come to the conclusion that were I to do so, it would sail right over your heads.
So I quit. I'm going back to Crawford. I've got an energy-efficient house down there (Al Gore could only dream) and the capability to be fully self-sufficient for years.
No one ever heard of Crawford before I got elected, and as soon as I'm done here pretty much no one will ever hear of it again.
Maybe I'll be lucky enough to die of old age before the last pillars of America fall.
Oh, and by the way, Cheney's quitting too. That means Pelosi is your new President. You asked for it. Watch what she does carefully, because I still have a glimmer of hope that there are just enough of you remaining who are smart enough to turn this thing around in 2008.
So that's it. God bless what's left of America.
Some of you know what I mean. The rest of you, kiss off.
PS - You might want to start learning Farsi, and buy a Koran.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
After World War II, trying to explain how good Germans allowed the monstrous evil of the Nazi regime, a pastor recalled that the Nazis came for the communists, and he did nothing; then for the trade unionists, then for the gypsies and Jews; then for the Catholics – and each time he did nothing. When they came for him, none were left to defend him.Last week, here in America, they came for Jessica Hughes, and I will not be silent. I will not turn away, hoping, in the end, they will not come for me.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
"My husband and I know that there is no law that will stop him from becoming the president, just because some American white racists are bringing up the issue of my husband’s adoption by His step father. The important thing here is where my husband’s heart is at the moment. I can tell the American people that My husband loves this country and his adoption never changed his love for this country. He was born in Hawaii, yes, and that gives him all the right to be an American citizen even though he was adopted by a foreigner; says Michelle Obama on telefon to API.”