Saturday, February 28, 2009

Tea Time in Nashville

Tea Time in Nashville

Here are some of the pictures that I took along with a fellow blogger from my area -thanks USMC for your help!

These were taken before the event started. I think my favorite one was "Obamanomics, Chains we can believe in"

See that guy in the striped hat? He was with another woman and a young girl, I guess the woman was his mom but they had a camera with them and it seemed to me they were trying to get people to talk to them. I didn't really pay attention to them until I saw a woman holding a sign make a gesture with her hand like "no more" and I think she said "That's enough" but, I really couldn't hear them. The 'mom' then panned the camera to her daughter and told her to make a peace sign, daughter dutifully did. After that they left.

Heh, no doubt.

This shot covers about one third of the crowd. I wanted to get a panoramic shot of the crowd, but my other hand was holding my flag and there was a bit of a gusty breeze, so I didn't manage one.

After the protest broke up we decided to pay Congressman Cooper a visit and voice our displeasure at his support of Porkulus. In the next picture, note the policeman (he was very nice by the way) Of course the people in the office said they didn't call him, and that he just 'happened' to show up. I heard him talking on his radio when he requested another unit and somehow I don't quite believe that he was just walking his beat and happened by...but...whatever.

"Free Markets, NOT Free Loaders" indeed!

I posted this picture because it struck me that after around 600 people stood in this spot, there was not a single piece of trash on the ground, not a single one. The trash bin to the left was full, however. Maybe, it is because conservatives don't expect anyone else to come behind us and clean up our messes.

Something I noticed right away was how friendly everyone seemed to be. I didn't hear anyone say anything "I hate Obama" related. I heard alot of discussion about how to stop the spending spree Obama has embraced.

Personally, I think the best course of action is to keep up pressure on our local representatives. I also heard alot of talk about another demonstration with April 15 as a likely day. I think this is a great idea and I'm going to stay tuned for that one.

Demographics(completely unscientific): Male/female about 50/50

Ages: All ages, a few babies in strollers up to several over 70s(my guess, didn't ask)

race: overwhelmingly white

Friday, February 27, 2009

Party Time!!

I'm going tomorrow. I'm nervous yet excited and glad to finally have something concrete to do to protest this unholy alliance of greed and ego. I will post some notes tomorrow afternoon.

Michelle Malkin has a pretty extensive list of parties. Check it out and see if one is near you.

Senate votes on the Fairness Doctrine...and guess what...

Today the Senate voted to prevent the FCC from reinstating the fairness doctrine 87-11, 1NV. So you would think that is great, right? Here are the votes:
U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 111th Congress - 1st Session

as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

Vote Summary

Question: On the Amendment (DeMint Amdt. No. 573 )
Vote Number: 71 Vote Date: February 26, 2009, 02:30 PM
Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Amendment Agreed to
Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 573 to S. 160 (District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009)
Statement of Purpose: To prevent the Federal Communications Commission from repromulgating the fairness doctrine.

Vote Counts: YEAs 87
NAYs 11
Not Voting 1

NAYs ---11
Bingaman (D-NM)
Conrad (D-ND)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kerry (D-MA)
Reed (D-RI)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Whitehouse (D-RI)

Not Voting - 1
Kennedy (D-MA)

But watch what the Democrats in the senate do. They turn around and pass the DURBIN amendment which "promotes diversity" in other words they just voted FOR the exact same legislation they had previously voted against. (57-41, right down party lines) Why? So when election time rolls around they can thump their chest and say "I voted AGAINST the Fairness Doctrine...before I voted FOR the Fairness Doctrine" This goes to the House next.

I don't care if you are liberal or conservative, left or right wing or square in the middle, please understand how dangerous this is to our right to speak out without fear of retribution from the government. What will happen if the voices of talk radio are silenced? What will happen if the pundits on TV are silenced? This will apply to everything, not just political programs. What about religious broadcasting networks? Will they be forced to give equal time to atheists or other opposing points of view? Are we in danger of having federally controlled television, newspapers and radio?

Narrow it down to right here in our blogging community, what will happen if we are silenced and blogging sites are monitored for any activity that might be considered by the government to not promote diversity. What if the federal gov't comes shuts any of us down because in their judgement we aren't using the public airwaves for the public interest. Well, who determines the public interest? The people of the United States...or will it be the federal government?

I know we disagree on very many things, but surely we can all agree that anytime the gov't gets in the business of telling people what they can write, or read, or say then that has to become our line in the sand, the point beyond they must not advance.

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 111th Congress - 1st Session

as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

Vote Summary

Question: On the Amendment (Durbin Amdt. No. 591 )
Vote Number: 70 Vote Date: February 26, 2009, 02:04 PM
Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Amendment Agreed to
Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 591 to S. 160 (District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009)
Statement of Purpose: To encourage and promote diversity in communication media ownership, and to ensure that the public airwaves are used in the public interest.
Vote Counts: YEAs 57
NAYs 41
Not Voting 1

YEAs ---57
Akaka (D-HI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Burris (D-IL)
Byrd (D-WV)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Conrad (D-ND)
Dodd (D-CT)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaufman (D-DE)
Kerry (D-MA)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Webb (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)

NAYs ---41
Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Snowe (R-ME)
Specter (R-PA)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Wicker (R-MS)

Not Voting - 1
Kennedy (D-MA)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Imagine Life

Because this is a good video and because it really irritates me that CNN and NBC won't air this ad, I want to air it here and urge you to pass it along. We worked to raise the funds to produce this one.

Dear Member,

We have been quieter than usual the past two weeks for good reason. Following NBC's refusal to air our ad during the Super Bowl, we received some great feedback from our members on what we should do next. The consensus was that our latest ad should be broadcast following President Obama's first State of the Union Address -- scheduled for next Tuesday.

So we contacted CNN, thinking their audience contains precisely the type of people we want to reach. Further, given CNN's track record of running advocacy ads, we were confident we would succeed. Not so.

For the past two weeks, we have been pushing and prodding them for an answer. And late this week we finally got a response: No way.

A representative from CNN wrote: "Thank you for your patience. We have decided to pass on this creative. CNN doesn't accept advocacy ads that portray personal decisions in a manner that suggests a position in favor of the advocacy message, without having permission of the persons involved."

This is absurd. Our ad does not suggest that Barack Obama is pro-life. Instead, our ad presents nothing but facts. President Obama, like every human being, began as an unborn child. Because he was born, he was able to become the President of the United States.

CNN and others simply don't like the obvious conclusion of our ad - there was no ‘choice' for abortion back in 1961. Thankfully, we had laws then safeguarding unborn children -- laws that protected the life of a future president who tragically is unwilling to fight for those same protections today.

But wait. Is this fair?

The standard CNN used to reject our ad did not prevent the network from airing a 2005 ad sponsored by the pro-abortion group NARAL that suggested that then Judge John Roberts supported violence against abortion clinics. described the NARAL ad this way: "An abortion-rights group is running an attack ad accusing Supreme Court nominee John Roberts of filing legal papers ‘supporting . . . a convicted clinic bomber' and of having an ideology that ‘leads him to excuse violence against other Americans' It shows images of a bombed clinic in Birmingham, Alabama. The ad is false.'"

Several prominent pro-abortion supporters condemned the ad, including President Clinton's Solicitor General Walter Dellinger. The commercial, which attributed views to John Roberts that were not his, was ultimately pulled from the air not by CNN, but by NARAL.

At the time CNN issued a statement saying: "CNN accepts advocacy advertising from responsible groups from across the political spectrum who wish to express their views and their opinions about issues of public importance."

CNN is willing to run ads insinuating that a federal judge supports violent criminal activity, but it won't allow an ad celebrating the potential of all human life, including Barack Obama? Not to mention, we are fairly sure NARAL didn't get permission from John Roberts to run their ad.

If you want to express your concerns, please do so firmly, but charitably. You can write CNN President Jonathan Klein at

So what now?

We aren't going to sit back and complain. We are still looking at several additional options to air the ad. We are also working on our next ad, and have set our sights high once again.

If you liked what we have done so far, we are confident you will be excited about what is coming next.

Brian Burch

P.S. I discussed the decision by CNN to reject our recent ad with an executive of a prominent commercial ad agency. He said bluntly: "Their excuse is a textbook answer for a network that does not want to run your ad."

Of course, all is not lost. CNN's refusal will only create more attention for our ad, which has been widely discussed even among abortion groups like NARAL and nationally-syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman. The ad remains a viral hit on the Internet with over 1.6 million views on YouTube.

We have successfully provoked a national conversation about the gift of every human life -- which is why we created the ad to begin with.

Rest assured, we are working hard on the next phase of this campaign. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Do You Hear What I Hear?
I hear the sound of the left squealing in protest at the “rising tide of anger” in this country. I see calls for us to “calm down” and get a “security blanket” and maybe join hands and sing Kumbaya or “switch to decaf” and I laugh. I laugh because I know we are making a difference. I laugh because I know the genesis of that call for us to all just please get along.

Oh, the left will tell us that we are being mean or even un-Christian in our criticism and we will continue anyway. I laugh because it is always amusing to hear someone from the left try to instruct us on Christian behavior, when conservatives are standing on the front lines to defend the defenseless unborn every single day. Nevertheless, we are not being mean, we are being truthful, and apparently, the truth hurts.

The genesis of the calls for us to get along is rooted in one single emotion: fear. We saw glimpses of the fear liberals live with during the election when anyone who questioned Obama’s country of birth, who funded his education, his associates, and his platform immediately tagged with perhaps the most repulsive tag of all: raaaaacist. We saw that fear come raging through Joe the plumber’s private life when Joe looked socialism in the face and called it by name. We saw the fear again in the massive voter fraud scheme that is ACORN, and jackbooted thugs who attempted to intimidate voters at polling places.

Later, we saw that fear in disgraceful form when the President of the United States Barack Obama and other elected officials attacked private citizens, namely Limbaugh and Hannity, simply for doing their jobs. Not only did BO attack them, he attempted to put them out of work by suggesting Americans stop listening to them. Their fear has been on full, inglorious display during the porktastic spending bill fiasco

What do they fear? They fear losing perhaps their one chance of settling the heavy mantle of socialism about the shoulders of this great nation. They understand full well, Obama was elected on emotion and once the American people actually do “get over it”; we are certainly going to be angry.

In perhaps a desperate attempt to shame us into silence we are asked what would Reagan do? Here is what I think that great man would do. I think he would remind us "Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors, which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?" Ronald Reagan 1975. Or perhaps he would remind us, as I did in a previous blog, “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”. Ronald Reagan 1969

So, to those on the left, who would silence our opinions, chide away, carry on your ridiculous campaign of fear mongering. We will not be silent. If the current volume of the sound of millions of Americans voicing their anger is so distressing to you today, then I humbly suggest another line of work. As more and more Americans awaken from their HopenChange stupor, soon the rising tide of anger you hear will become a tidal wave of fury and hopefully scour clean, once and for all, the stench of socialism from this beloved land of ours.

So if any of this, in your opinion, makes me an “out of touch extremist” or a “cranky curmudgeon”, I will consider the source and say thank you very much.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sit Down and Shut Up and Stop Asking Questions

For years conservatives have been warning against the return of the Fairness Doctrine and for years those same conservatives have been called paranoid. Now, the liberals make no pretense of hiding their true intent to bring back the Fairness Doctrine cleverly disguised as something less "hot-button"ish, no doubt.

This time they want to include the internet. That means bloggers. So, whenever I post a story, I will have to give equal coverage of the opposing side. Forget about expecting the readers to do their own research, let us just spoon feed them so they don't have to do anything, except sit there. That sounds alot like the current administrations policies on just about everything else, doesn't it?

"Commissioner Michael Copps held meetings last week with policy and legislative advisers to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman to discuss ways the committee can create openings for the FCC to put in place a form of the "Fairness Doctrine" without actually calling it such.

Waxman is also interested, say sources, in looking at how the Internet is being used for content and free speech purposes. "It's all about diversity in media," says a House Energy staffer, familiar with the meetings. "Does one radio station or one station group control four of the five most powerful outlets in one community? Do four stations in one region carry Rush Limbaugh, and nothing else during the same time slot? Does one heavily trafficked Internet site present one side of an issue and not link to sites that present alternative views? These are some of the questions the chairman is thinking about right now, and we are going to have an FCC that will finally have the people in place to answer them."

The last time I checked, radio stations are not publicly owned. Don't private owners still have a right to broadcast anything they think will make money? The abject failure of liberal talk radio is a perfect example of why we do not need any doctrine mandating "fairness" That is the beauty of a free market system. People will listen to what they want to hear and quickly reject that which they do not wish to hear.

I don't listen to liberal talk radio because I do not like liberal talk radio. I think the question for Waxman needs to be "fair for who"? Is it "fair" to handcuff sucessful radio formats with a proven recipe for failure i.e. liberal talking points? Is it "fair" to force millions of private citizens to present both sides of an issue, when for every conservative blogger there is a liberal blogger.
Trust me, it isn't hard to find liberal talking points, just pick up almost any newspaper and see for yourself.

"But Copps has been a supporter of putting in place policies that would allow the federal government to have greater oversight over the content that TV and radio stations broadcast to the public, and both the FCC and Waxman are looking to licensing and renewal of licensing as a means of enforcing "Fairness Doctrine" type policies without actually using the hot-button term "Fairness Doctrine."

Right, the Fairness Doctrine isn't a fairness doctrine and the stimulus bill isn't a trojan horse for socialism either, right Senator Waxman?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Uncle Sam's Plantation

When I was much younger, I used to read those historical romance novels. I loved them. I had an interest in history and of course I thought the descriptions of the gowns and the women who wore them was amazing. I remember the story line from one novel of a young English woman who was sold into indentured servitude to pay off her father's debt. My heroine wound up in the Carolinas on a fledgling tobacco plantation and by the end of the story, she had fallen in love with the handsome but troubled plantation owner and managed to marry him and bought herself her freedom in the process.

That was my first exposure to the concept of indentured servants. Seemingly ordinary people who had to place themselves at the mercy of a debt holder for a period of time, because either they or someone else in their family owed more money than they could repay. I feel that mentality creeping up on this nation's people. Do you feel it? As a nation, we owe much more money than we are going to be able to repay in our life times and our elected officials are working overtime to add 1 or 2 or maybe even 3 TRILLION dollars to that debt.

So will our children be sold into indentured servitude to pay for the socialization of our nation? There won't be any handsome plantation owner to come and save them from the fate we are assigning to them. We have raised a nation of Americans who believe the only way they can live their lives is through the beneficence of the government. Now we reap what we sow. Even though I didn't sow those particular seeds, the seeds of apathy, ignorance,laziness,amorality, dependency I have to pay for the consequences. My sons will pay the consequences and so will my grandchildren. That fills me with such sadness.

Star Parker writes "A benevolent Uncle Sam welcomed mostly poor black Americans onto the government plantation. Those who accepted the invitation switched mindsets from "How do I take care of myself?" to "What do I have to do to stay on the plantation?" in her article this week. That statement came to mind this week when I saw Ms Hughes begging the president for a new house or a new kitchen. I saw it again in that young man, Julio who wanted the president to hand him better healthcare. I saw it all throughout the elections, a woman claiming that BO was going to fill up her gas tank, and all sorts of miraculous feats.

"Instead of solving economic problems, government welfare socialism created monstrous moral and spiritual problems. The kind of problems that are inevitable when individuals turn responsibility for their lives over to others.
The legacy of American socialism is our blighted inner cities, dysfunctional inner city schools, and broken black families. "

I know Star Parker was speaking as a black woman about other blacks, but I see this not in a black or white context, but a context of those who were raised to believe the government is the font of all that is free and those of us who know the government is going to take from us to give to them, just to maintain the plantation. That really bothers me.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Do the fires in Australia have a jihadi connection?

We finally got some rain here in Oklahoma. YAY for rain! I'm as happy as a puppy dog with two tails today. And then I read the news,as you might imagine I feel a certain empathy towards the people in Australia who are being affected by the wildfires. I read this story earlier this morning

WHITTLESEA, Australia – Police declared incinerated towns crime scenes Monday, and the prime minister spoke of "mass murder" after investigators said arsonists may have set some of Australia's worst wildfires in history. The death toll rose to 166.

As if that weren't horrifying enough, I have this article for you to consider, although I find it very interesting that it isn't showing up on any of the MSM outlets. Maybe if we have enough people to start asking questions about this article, it will get some air time...or maybe not...

"US intelligence channels earlier this year identified a website calling on Muslims in Australia, the US, Europe and Russia to "start forest fires", claiming "scholars have justified chopping down and burning the infidels' forests when they do the same to our lands".

The website, posted by a group called the Al-Ikhlas Islamic Network, argues in Arabic that lighting fires is an effective form of terrorism justified in Islamic law under the "eye for an eye" doctrine. The posting — which instructs jihadis to remember "forest jihad" in summer months — says fires cause economic damage and pollution, tie up security agencies and can take months to extinguish so that "this terror will haunt them for an extended period of time"."

Imagine if, after all the losses caused by such an event, a jihadist organisation were to claim responsibility for the forest fires," the website says. "You can hardly begin to imagine the level of fear that would take hold of people in the United States, in Europe, in Russia and in Australia."

h/t Infidel Blogger's Alliance

Now, here is a fair warning to any crazy arson inspired jihadis out there. Better think twice. Out in this neck of the woods, first of all, you are gonna stick out like a sore thumb. People out here will notice you. They aren't all into the "multiculturalism touchy feely stuff" that you all have used to exploit a fundamental weakness of democratic societies. Second, if you decide to ignore the first warning, you better pray the authorities catch you first.

Trust me, waterboarding will sound like a vacation and you will be begging for Gitmo if you are caught out here setting wildfires. I thought it only fair to give you a warning, since you all have been warning America and the world for years now of your intent. You see, out here, people don't care if the UN thinks they are mean or whatever...they will do what they need to do to protect their families and businesses. I'm not making threats by any means, I'm just trying to be fair. :)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

So Speaks our dear leader

“Far too often, we have seen faith wielded as a tool to divide us from one another—as an excuse for prejudice and intolerance,” President Obama says. You mean like Rev Wright does when he gives a sermon? YOU should know, you listened to them for years.

“Wars have been waged. Innocents have been slaughtered. For centuries, entire religions have been persecuted, all in the name of perceived righteousness." Really dear leader, which religion might that be? Could you mean the JEWISH people? Could you mean CATHOLICS? You do? Guess which "religion" is persecuting them TODAY? Try MUSLIM.

“There is no doubt that the very nature of faith means that some of our beliefs will never be the same. We read from different texts. We follow different edicts. We subscribe to different accounts of how we came to be here and where we are going next—and some subscribe to no faith at all." Perhaps for now, dear leader. But, we won't have that OPTION if radical jihadis succeed. Remember dear leader, they are the ones who say they will either kill or convert the non-believers?

“But no matter what we choose to believe, let us remember that there is no religion whose central tenet is hate." Are you kidding me, dear leader? Please tell me you are seriously not that naive. Please?? dear leader???

"There is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being. This much we know.”Ahhh dear leader, we can agree on this one. There is NO God who condones taking an innocent human life. Tell me dear leader, who do the jihadis give praise to, just before they send a young woman with bombs strapped to her body into a crowded market? Allah? Is that their idea of God? Sooo...if there is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being...and jihadis TAKE the lives of many innocent human beings, that would seem the OPPOSITE of your position about God. Soooooo..hmmm...stay with me here dear leader...I wonder who they could be praying to, really?

Second question dear leader, just which God did you pray to before you voted FOUR times to allow victims of botched abortions to suffer and die alone? FOUR times you had the chance to stop murder of the innocents and you chose to stand with the abortionists...just like the crazy jihadis who had the chance to stop the murder of innocents in a marketplace...this much we know...

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Tonight I'm just a mom

So, our dear leader did it. He set the filthy coward free who planned ,plotted and finally executed a terrorist strike on the USS Cole. 17 of our nation's sailors were murdered.

Tonight I'm thinking about the moms. Did the mothers of those young sailors have a chance to tell them good bye, sleep tight, I love you? Moms always tell their babies, be safe, be careful...keep your eyes open. My father served in the Navy during WWII and again in Korea. My son joined the Navy in 2001, my nephew still serves in the Navy. So I feel as though any of those names could have been one of my cherished family. When a I kissed my son goodbye at the recruiting station, it was one of the most wrenching experiences imaginable. I wanted to hold on to him and tell him he couldn't go. I knew it would be dangerous. I understand the nature of the military very well.

But, back then, I was naive. I had a belief that if my son were ever captured or killed, my country would do all in her power to ensure that he would be brought home safely and if the worst happened, then his killers would be caught and punished. I wonder if these moms believed that too. We were all so stupidly naive back then...before Sept 11. This attack was almost a year before Sept 11, 2001...and we were still naive.

I can't even begin to imagine the feelings of the moms of these sailors tonight. What does it feel like when your own president betrays the courage and honor of your child? What does it feel like when the scab is ripped away from the bleeding remains of your grief and great handfuls of disdain and condescension are rubbed into the wound? I feel the hard knot of grief in my own chest and an aching fire starting to build in my soul at the continued disdain with which this president is crunching everything that is right about our country beneath his heel. This is only the first month. We have a very long way to go...and I know there will be many more grieving mothers before we are through.

Btw...any crazy jihadis out there. I have many sons. All of my sons are quite capable of killing you. All of my sons are quite efficient with many different types of firearms. And all of my sons know the truth of islam and what YOU are planning. I know, because I taught them.

Killed in the incident were:
Electronics Technician First Class Richard Costelow, Morrisville, Pa.
Signalman Seaman Recruit Cheron Ouis Gunn, Rex, Ga.
Seaman James Rodrick McDaniels, Norfolk, Va.
Seaman Recruit Lakiba Nicole Palmer, San Diego, Calif.
Operations Specialist Second Class Timothy Lamont Saunders, Ringold, Va.
Ensign Andrew Triplett, Macon, Miss.
Seaman Apprentice Craig Bryan Wibberley, Williamsport, Md.
Hull Maintenance Technician Third Class Kenneth Eugene Clodfelter, Mechanicsville, Va.
Mess Management Specialist Seaman Lakeina Monique Francis, Woodleaf, N.C.
Information Systems Technician Seaman Timothy Lee Gauna, Rice, Texas
Engineman Second Class Mark Ian Nieto, Fond Du Lac, Wis.
Electronics Warfare Technician Third Class Ronald Scott Owens, Vero Beach, Fla.
Engineman Fireman Joshua Langdon Parlett, Churchville, Md.
Fireman Apprentice Patrick Howard Roy, Cornwall on Hudson, N.Y.
Electronics Warfare Technician Second Class Kevin Shawn Rux, Portland, N.D.
Mess Management Specialist Third Class Ronchester Mananga Santiago, Kingsville,Texas
Fireman Gary Graham Swenchonis, Jr., Rockport, Texas

Friday, February 6, 2009

Talk Radio "Accountability"

Oh Hurray!
Now the socialist are going to make talk radio accountable. There is already a plan in place. Is anyone shocked? Surprised? Those of us who actually pay attention to this stuff tried to warn America about it...its been a cry in the darkness now for several years and every time we get dismissed as "paranoid" or "conspiracy nuts"

Do you realize what this means? It means the grip of the tyrant is slowly closing around America's freedom. OUR FREEDOM . YOUR FREEDOM. IF the liberals suceed in taking away this freedom, do you really believe they will stop there?

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

If you aren't paranoid then you just aren't paying attention. Get your head out of the sand America, before it is too late.

"I think it's absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it's called the Fairness Standard, whether it's called something else - I absolutely think it's time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves. I mean, our new president has talked rightly about accountability and transparency. You know, that we all have to step up and be responsible. And, I think in this case, there needs to be some accountability and standards put in place.

BILL PRESS: Can we count on you to push for some hearings in the United States Senate this year, to bring these owners in and hold them accountable?

SENATOR DEBBIE STABENOW (D-MI): I have already had some discussions with colleagues and, you know, I feel like that's gonna happen. Yep."

Thursday, February 5, 2009

My God In Heaven

I feel sick. I feel like I am in over my head. I know the nutzo jihadis want to kill basically everyone. I know. But, today the world tilted a bit farther out of focus. AQ is accused of using male rape to drive young men to become bombers. I can't...well...yeah read it for yourself.
(very adult content)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Gateway Pundit: Good Is Bad, Up Is Down, Black Is White, War Is Peace, Tax Evasion Is a Glitch... America Is Safer With Gitmo Closed

Gateway Pundit: Good Is Bad, Up Is Down, Black Is White, War Is Peace, Tax Evasion Is a Glitch... America Is Safer With Gitmo Closed

"The Exalted One spaketh this morn
on Day 15 of the First Year of AB:
President Barack Obama says his decision to close the Guantanamo prison
"will make us safer" and ensure that the government is upholding legal
guarantees under the U.S. justice system.In an interview aired Monday on NBC's
"Today" show, Obama says his decision to close the military prison at the U.S.
naval base in Cuba was driven by his attempts to balance "what's going to keep
the American people safe"
and constitutionally guaranteed rights for those
imprisoned. And, it was good."

Our nation is significantly weaker in just two weeks that Obama has been in office compared to all the years that came before BO. He has bungled and bumbled and stumbled every step of the way. We are in serious trouble folks, and unless he is miraculously declared to NOT be the president we are going to witness one of the most spectacular and tragic episodes in American history.

Yep, welcome to the carnival funhouse out for those mirrors though...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

An Email from the Catholic League

I am stunned and, nevermind, not really.


On January 29, nearly 50 Catholic Democratic congressmen sent a letter to Pope Benedict XVI stating their concerns over Bishop Richard Williamson’s comments questioning the historical record on the Holocaust. The bishop belongs to the St. Pius X Society, a group which recently had its excommunication lifted by the pope. The congressmen implored the pope to denounce the bishop’s views.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue spoke to this issue today:

“The congressmen’s letter to the pope smacks of posturing and hypocrisy, and is factually wrong. They begin by saying ‘we are writing to express our deep concerns with your decision to reinstate Bishop Richard Williamson to communion with the Catholic Church….’ The fact is that the pope did not reinstate the bishop to communion with the Church—he merely lifted the excommunication of the group to which he belongs. In order for the group to be fully reinstated, it would have to express its fidelity to the teachings of the Church, as well as the norms of Vatican II. In other words, the letter is based on a false predicate.

“Facts aside, this kind of posturing is a disgrace: for American congressmen to lecture the pope about an event in which he was personally victimized, and about which he has long condemned, is nothing short of arrogant.

“The hypocrisy is mind-boggling. They beg the pope to ‘publicly state your unequivocal position on this matter so that it is clear where the Church stands….’ How ironic that most of these very same Catholics fail to speak with clarity about what the Church teaches on abortion. Of the 47 signatories, the majority have a 100 percent NARAL score (meaning they vote with the radical pro-abortion group on every issue). The leader of this group, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, never agrees with the Catholic Church on abortion—her NARAL score is 100 percent.

“One more thing: they addressed the pope not as a head of state but as a ‘spiritual leader.’ Didn’t they ever hear of respecting separation of church and state?”

I love country people

I'm visiting my dad in Oklahoma. He lives in the middle of acres and acres of grass. In the winter time the grass gets bone dry and it doesn't take much to start a fire. Today was that day.

Around the middle of the day I told my dad that I smelled smoke and said I was going to take a look. I slid my feet into my boots and walked to the north end of the house and I saw a thin trail of smoke coming up from the backside of the hill about 1/4 of a mile away. So, I broke into a trot with the idea of crossing the barbed wire fence that separated our land from our neighbors land, so that I could alert them too. There isn't an Oklahoman (genuine or transplanted) that doesn't feel a shiver of fear when they hear the word FIRE this time of year.

But, I stopped for just a second to do what I always do when I need help, I called my older sister. I knew she would call everyone else. The conversation lasted about 15 seconds and consisted of "Fire! Heading towards Dad's house. I need help!" or something pretty close to that. Out in rural Oklahoma, we don't have big fancy fire station full of firefighters just hanging out til a fire happens or a big shiny fire truck or fancy equipment(more on that later). But, we do have some mighty nice trucks and a whole county full of volunteers who leave their "regular" jobs at a second's notice and come a'runnin when a neighbor is in trouble.

I banged on my neighbor's door and yelled FIRE a couple of times and then stepped aside as he came flying through the door and headed towards the back of his house. I turned and ran back towards my dad's house and forgot about the barbed wire fence that I had semi- gracefully crossed a few moments prior. There was nothing graceful about the head over hip pockets dive I took when my thighs tangled with the old fence. But, I got up and managed to yank myself free, feeling the terror start to squeeze my throat closed as the fire got closer by the second. Grass fire hisses as it comes towards you, just in case you were wondering.

I managed to get back to dad's house and grabbed a shovel then started back towards the fire and by this time my brother in law and nephew were there, they were working on their land not too far away and saw the smoke and didn't hesitate. Within a few moments friends and neighbors and relatives arrived and we managed to get ahead of the flames for a few moments. Then the wind gusted and the fire started to circle around from the northwest. Somewhere in there the volunteer firefighters showed up with the water trucks and they really made a huge difference. We all turned and stared in surprise as we heard a helicopter coming over the treetops with a water bucket hanging from it's belly.

It dropped bucket after bucket of water over the fire, refilling from a nearby stock pond and we all cheered and waved after each bucket.The helicopter was from a gas and oil seismograph company and someone told me they keep waterbuckets at their worksites, just in case there is a fire in their area. I will try to find out for sure the name of the company and post it here tomorrow.

Somewhere in the fire fighting I wound up with a unique piece of fight fighting equipment and in my opinion, the most effective thing I've ever used for fighting grass fires, a plain ole household mop. Not one of those with the sponges and tiny green scrubbers across the front, but the old fashioned ones that you have to wring out, I guess they are called a string mop. I know, you are thinking...huh? Trust me, for a woman its perfect, because I have no shame in admitting that I am not as strong as a man. For some reason my sister just happened to have it in the bed of her truck...I know...she is just cool like that sometimes.

All in all it was a good afternoon. We stopped the fire about 50 feet from my dad's house, no one was seriously injured and I got to meet a few folks I didn't know, but they knew my dad or one of my sisters. This is how country people handle a crisis. We don't bitch and whine and point fingers. We just get busy and do what needs to be done. And we damned sure don't wait for FEMA to show up and rescue us...

And these are the tough, self reliant people that will be waiting for you jihadis if you ever have a "catastrophic failure in your targeting selection process"(I read that somewhere, but I can't remember where...please forgive me for not citing sources, Im tired tonight) Don't do it. Period.