Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11, 2001 - A Reflection

I was a junior in High School. My dad was supposed to fly that day. I was in English class when I learned about the attacks. I remember running to call my mom, worried about my dad. His flight was cancelled. Thank God. She pulled me and my sister out of school, in fear of more attacks. We spent all day watching the news and asking why. I remember seeing ordinary people step up and help teach others, myself included what courage and sacrifice truly means. I discovered true pride in my country that day. Although evil tried to tear this great nation apart, the opposite happened. We became united and become one voice declaring strength in love.

September 11, 2001 is a day I, like most Americans, will never forget. I didn't lose anyone personally that day, but it felt like I did. My heart went and continues to go out to all those that lost lost ones that day and the days that have followed. As our country continues to move forward, we can look back and see just how far we've come. Ten years may be a long time in some standards, but that day still remains strongly kept in memory. I no longer mourn the devastation that shook the nation. A friend of mine shared a hymn from his church that I think else has the power to say that which needs to be said. The hymn is called "Come, Come Ye Saints".
Why should we mourn or think our lot is hard? 'Tis not so; all is right. Why should we think to earn a great reward If we now shun the fight? Gird up your loins; fresh courage take. Our God will never us forsake; And soon we'll have this tale to tell — All is well! All is well!
I have created a video that I would like to share with the song in its entirety. I know that there is a God. I know that he watches over our nation like a father watching over his son. In the days sense 9/11, He has blessed beyond our understanding. He did not forsake us then, and He will not forsake us now. As the sun rises, remember "All is well! All is well!" May God bless you, and continue to bless the United States of America.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Reagan Library MSNBC Republican Debate


I have a hot cup of coffee ready to go and my mind is racing about last nights debate. If you didn't get a chance to watch it, just scroll down and enjoy. The entire video is up and ready to be watched! There were several things I enjoyed about last night. Cain's 999 deal. Every time I heard I just could him say $9.99!!!!!! Over and over and over again. The Romney v. Perry jabs, with of course Paul in the background trying to take on both of them, which appears to have led to a physical match with Perry. The total lack of care about Bachmann, I mean really? Who actually does?! The great one liners that Newt brought to the table. And of course Santorum and Huntsman both trying to remind everyone they are there too. So let’s break it down and see how things played, shall we? The order, at least the first three, reflects my current favorites, in order.

Perry
We have to start with him. MSNBC sure did, and so did most of those on stage. I will be the first to admit I was disappointed to see him, at first. I’m a Texan, and the wildfires are literally in my backyard. There are days when the smoke from the fires is over powering. I had wanted Rick Perry to stay in Texas. To do his job as Governor; but, I realized shortly into the debate, that a leader doesn’t have to be at post 24/7 to lead. Just like Bush and Obama. And skipping the debate could do more harm than good. McCain anyone? So how did he do? Good. He came in second place. Not bad once you consider this was his first real debate. He’s not the perfect candidate by far, and he does have some things to answer for, but for the most part he was strong and Presidential. I would like to find out what was said between him and Paul during the commercial break. He stayed strong even though everyone was gunning after him. One thing I was deeply impressed by was his courage. He didn’t shy away from social security and capital punishment, which you could see clearly disgusted Brian Williams. He stumbled on some things, but time is on his side. He can learn from this and become an even bigger target. I would imagine tonight did him some good.

Romney
I don’t say this lightly, and those that know me may be surprised by this. But, Romney won this debate. He was the most Presidential out of the bunch. He was prepared, elegant, and confident. The issues that could hurt him, he didn’t back down or sly away from. He actually made me even see that a Romney ticket wouldn’t be such a bad thing. Props to him. Romney is still a RINO in my opinion, but with the right VP he would do a lot of good for this country. I was most impressed with him when he saved Perry. He was given a golden opportunity to jump Perry, as everyone else had done. Perry was visibly becoming upset, and Romney could have “finished him” so to speak. But instead, he was Presidential. He picked Perry back up and slammed his fellow conservatives for allowing MSNBC to start a fight. Good one. The rest of the night was Romney as usual. He’s a good debater and is intelligent, and tonight was different. He did go after Perry, especially in the first hour, but I never once felt like they were bickering or arguing. They were debating. It’s going to be down to these two, and I’m ok with that.

Newt
This man is brilliant. I don't think he stands a snowballs chance in hell, but you can't take away Newt from Newt. He's found his niche. He relentlessly went after MSNBC and the MSM as a whole. I absolutely loved that one of the first things he said shut up MSNBC pretty darn quick. He's got balls of steel. If anyone, aside from Romney's saving Perry moment, was the team player aka GOP cheerleader (in more ways than one) its this guy. I imagine even he understands he wont President, but he does a great job of making sure people stay on topic. Perhaps he could best be summed, Angel in the Household. You know, minus the whole playboy stuff.

The Others
Let’s face it. Nobody else on the stage did a bang up job. Huntsman did shock me. He was almost like a different guy compared to his last debate. He was still boring, but at nowhere near as bad. Cain is a very smart man and I see him getting some type of cabinet position, but aside from economics, and maybe even immigration, he falls flat on his face. Santorum is a great guy. He’s smart and brings a lot to the ticket, but he just doesn’t have the appeal that a future President needs. He’s not inspiring. Obama would destroy him, even though he would be right. And Bachmann? It’s almost sad, really. I truly want to see strong conservative woman who isn’t polarizing. She’s just a toned down version of Sarah Palin, which is a bad thing. We will one day see a woman President, and I hope that day is sooner, rather than later. But it won’t be Michelle Bachmann. She has a lot of good things to say, but its rhetoric, the rest is just blunders I’m sure she regrets the second they come out of her mouth. Paul is a smart, smart man. And his campaign is being done fantastically. His ad right before the debate was amazing, and very well done. But Paul’s greatest strength is his greatest weakness. He’s extreme right. He makes me look moderate! He just doesn’t have the power to win the moderates and independents. And what was up with the taking away the AC for troops in Afghanistan. I mean come on, that worse than going after social security! I like Paul, but it just won’t happen.

MSNBC
They did a pretty good job. Out of all the debates so far, their format was the best. They obviously had it out for Perry and set it up to a Romney v. Perry night. They ignored the candidates request to not have a lightening round, but all in all, I enjoyed the debate and was happy with it. Heck even the SEIU commercial blasting the GOP was typical them and made me laugh. Thanks for a good night MSNBC.

So what are your thoughts? Am I completely crazy, and or wrong? Is Bachmann the one? Or perhaps Paul? Share your comments below!


I'm Back!

Long time no post! The summer was a lot busier than I had originally planned it to be. One class and work had me on campus more than four classes and work, but such is the college life. We've missed some great things in the world of politics since I last blogged. Rick Perry jumping into the race, last nights debate, Becks trip to Israel, unemployment, conservatives getting shafted, a lot of Politics as usual, and the now famous speechgate, just to name a few. But things have settled down some for me and last night/today was just to exciting not to blog, here within the hour I'll have my next blog up about the Perry v. Romney fight night, or as MSNBC likes to call it, the debate! This blog may have collected internet dust, but conservatism is alive and strong my friends!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Bill Maher = Douche

Does anyone actually like this guy? While we have boy-scout John Kerry running around trying to shut up the Tea Party, we have this guy going around thrashing an organized religion, and nobody says anything?!

...Mormons are not really Christians. You know, once America, which is a very Christian nation, finds that out, I think they’ll have a, certainly in the Evangelical part of the country, those folks, they will not be very fond of Mitt Romney.
Once they find out that Jesus Christ is like third in the hierarchy there. Really was about Joseph Smith. Actually, Mormonism is closer to Islam because in Islam Jesus is also a revered figure. He’s a wonderful prophet. He’s just not the ultimate prophet. You know, he’s like the middle act. He’s certainly not the headliner.”



Mormons, for all the other things that set us apart, believe first and foremost that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer...

Instead of listening to the village idiot, go to the Mormon webpage if you actually doubt they believe in Jesus. I'm not a member of the Church, nor am I the biggest fan, but I do believe that the Mormon church is a Christian church. I know many, many members, most of which are some of the most honest and genuine people I know. This guy makes me sick to my stomach.

Source: The Blaze

Thank You John Kerry

Thank you John Kerry. Yet again you have reminded America why you lost in 2004. His latest little crybaby act? He wants the media to stop giving conservatives air time. Seriously. You know, silence the opposition sort of thing. We haven't seen that before!



During a discussion of the debt deal and the economy on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Friday, the current Massachusetts senator and former presidential candidate lambasted the Tea Party and conservatives and the idea that they should be given “equal time” in the media. According to him, their ideas are so whacky that they don’t deserve air time...

Here's the deal. I'm not going to throw around words like facisism, socialism, what have you and give him the benefit of the doubt. But come on Senator, I hate Bill Maher, Keith Olbermann, and those winches on Morning Joe, but I don't think they need to be shut up. I don't think you, Mr. Senator, needs to be shut up (maybe fired next election, but I digress). Heck, I don't even think The One needs to be shut up, and he's the king of the airwaves!

Yet another example of what's wrong with politicians today.

Source: The Blaze

Feel Good Friday 8/5/2011 Part 2

This was such a touchy story I had to share it as well. As a sportsman, I take conservation and preservation very seriously. I find it amazing that people came together and saved this brave little guy. Survivor's got nothing on this turtle!

JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A badly injured sea turtle that underwent a year of rehabilitation and innovative surgeries was released Wednesday by caretakers hoping he finds a mate and helps his endangered species prosper.

Andre, as the 177-pound green sea turtle is known, crawled into the water and swam out of sight before a crowd of hundreds of raucous supporters. He was near death when he was found split open and stranded last year.

“He has overcome obstacles, predators, food scarcities, cold winters – any number of things that may have ended his life – and he has survived,” said Dr. Nancy Mettee, a veterinarian at Loggerhead Marinelife Center who cared for Andre. “He’s really a miracle turtle.”

When Andre was found stranded on a sandbar on June 15, 2010, he had gaping holes in his shell, the result of two apparent boat strikes. More than three pounds of sand were inside him, along with at least a couple of crabs, a raging infection and a collapsed lung. His spinal cord was exposed, pneumonia was plaguing him and death seemed certain.



Any one of those injuries could have killed him, but his flippers were working and his neurological function appeared normal. So after beachgoers pulled him ashore on a boogie board, veterinarians began what became a yearlong effort to save him.


To help remove fluid and other materials and close his wounds, doctors used a vacuum therapy system. To help close gashes in the shell, Dr. Alberto Vargas, a local orthodontist, installed braces similar to those used on humans. And to fill in the gaping holes, doctors employed a procedure typically used to help regrow breast tissue in mastectomy patients and abdominal tissue in hernia patients.

All are believed to be animal firsts, and Andre’s supporters say the herculean effort was worth it.

Green sea turtles have persisted since prehistoric times, but are endangered today. Only a small fraction of hatchlings survive and even fewer go on to reach adulthood and reproduce.

Andre is believed to be about 25 years old. The hope is that he will swim off, mate often and help his species survive.

“Go out and live long and prosper and have lots of babies,” said Aaron Lichtig, a 40-year-old science teacher who was among those who first spotted the turtle and brought him to shore.

On Wednesday, Lichtig was among hundreds cheering the turtle on as he was loaded into an all-terrain vehicle, driven to the beach, set unto the sand and then turned loose to amble into the Atlantic. He hesitated at first, but was helped closer to the water by volunteers.

A moment later, he disappeared below the surface, only to pop his head up a few more times, delighting the crowd.

“It’s just an inspiration,” said one volunteer, 17-year-old Kelly Griffith, who wiped tears from her eyes. “Every turtle is special, but he captures hearts.”

Mettee could not bring herself to attend Andre’s release, calling it a bittersweet moment. She knows he could have been kept safe under her care and she fears what he could face in the wild, yet she knows he had to be set free. But after all these months of caring for him, she grew to know his every quirk, including the way he’d crane his neck to look when she was working on him.

“If it’s possible that an animal could know that we were trying to help I think that he did,” she said.

Andre’s survival has inspired fans across the world who heard his story or watched his round-the-clock webcam. More than 200 people from 25 different states and a handful of foreign countries sent in checks to be honorary adoptive parents. Children flooded him with mail, often addressed simply to “Andre the Turtle.”

The cards and notes were tacked by the dozens to a wall alongside an outdoor grouping of turtle pools at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, where some 225,000 visitors come each year.

One child’s simple words summed up the thoughts of many who came to wish the turtle well: “Good luck, have a safe trip.”

Source: The Blaze

Feel Good Friday 8/5/2011

This is so cool... U.S. Soldiers’ Lives Saved by a Toy Truck

On duty for his country in Afghanistan, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Fessenden enjoys a unique hobby: driving a radio-controlled model truck his brother Ernie sent him. But with a little Army know-how, this hobby turned into much more recently when it saved six soldiers’ lives.

The little truck was used by the troops to run ahead of them on patrols and look for roadside bombs. Fessenden has had it since 2007, when Ernie and Kevin Guy, the owner of the Everything Hobby shop in Rochester, rigged it with a wireless video camera and shipped it to him.

Last week, it paid off. Chris Fessenden said he had loaned the truck to a group of fellow soldiers, who used it to check the road ahead of them on a patrol. It got tangled in a trip wire connected to what Fessenden guesses could have been 500 lbs. of explosives. The bomb went off. The six soldiers controlling the truck from their Humvee were unhurt.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

$535 Fine For Saving a Bird?

UPDATE: From MSNBC.com <---you don't see that source on here very much!
“The citation is null and void,” U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Bill Butcher told msnbc.com on Tuesday. “We’ve rescinded it.”
“They [the agent and state trooper] had gone to inquire about the health of the woodpecker,” Butcher said. “At that point, they determined that no further action was necessary.”
Despite this, Butcher said, the citation was processed unintentionally. He added that the agency has apologized to Capo and will send her a formal letter explaining the clerical error.

An 11 year old girl did what most 11 year old aspiring veterinarian would do when they see a baby bird about to be lunch for a cat, she saves it. Well from that alone you'd think this story is more appropriate for Feel Good Friday, right? Think again. After news traveled about the "touching" story, the state got involved and slapped a $535 ticket and possible jail time on the mom. And people wonder why I'm so anti-big-government...

Monday, August 1, 2011

Glenn Beck Commentary Why the Debt Deal is Bad News

Don’t be fooled. We’ve just been betrayed by Washington.

A deal on the debt ceiling is near and Washington still hasn’t gotten serious about the fundamentals. It hasn’t gotten serious about default. It certainly hasn’t gotten serious about the future. When Harry Reid hails a “bipartisan compromise” you know we’re doomed.

Republicans and Democrats have just negotiated away the future of our children behind closed doors. The big compromise on Capitol Hill features elaborate triggers, tranches, Hornswogglers, Snozzwangers, Super Duper Commissions that will make the Snozzberries taste like Snozeberries, and a whole bunch of other convoluted gibberish that will, no doubt, come with loopholes and create entire new bureaucracies. What it doesn’t do is fix the problem.

The fact is Moody’s has already warned us that no one has put a plan on the table that comes close to solving our long-term problem. Moody’s will downgrade us. This could happen tomorrow, in six months or maybe a year from now, but at some point in the near future it’s
going to happen. And it’s going to hurt. So we must be prepared.

Imagine your credit card’s interest rates constantly rising. Imagine high inflation eating away at your savings accounts, retirement funds and salary — if you’re lucky enough to have one these days. Imagine the interest rate on your mortgage rising and compounding until there was no hope of escaping debt. Imagine that fewer and fewer people are willing to lend you any money as your credit rating takes a dive.


Now imagine we’re talking about 15, 25, 100 trillion dollars and your Medicare, Social Security and Treasury bonds.

Those tanks and missiles Republicans say we need? No more. Those food stamps and green-energy boondoggles Democrats say we can’t live without? Forget it. We won’t be able to afford them. It won’t matter how many prime time speeches the president gives or how dangerous the
world gets. The unsustainable cost of irresponsible governance mean everyone loses.

And by everyone, I mean the whole world.

Remember the saying: as Greece goes so goes the world? The United States economy constitutes around 25 percent of the world’s GDP. What happens to global economy when we default? Everyone will feel it. After all, who’s going to send billions in weapons to Egypt’s military regime to help it quell the “democratic” Arab street when we can’t even pay the janitors at the IRS office space?

So what is the point of all the drama in Washington? As best as I can tell most politicians are scared stiff that they might have to have a substantive debate about the debt ceiling during the election season. Other than that, we’re back where we started.

For one, any promise of future cuts is as about as rock solid as a politician’s word. Experience has taught us every year some “unprecedented” emergency will require us to spend hundreds of
billions, if not trillions, we don’t have to “fix.” Mark my words, the war (I’m sorry … “kinetic military action”) that no one even understands in Libya will expand and then all the promises forgotten.

It’s true that seven or eight months ago Democrats were still saying we needed another stimulus package and calling for new spending. Now, we’re not just talking about whether to cut but about how much to cut. And it’s great news that Washington has made significant progress in moving the Balanced Budget Amendment — the only real and lasting solution to this crisis. Nevertheless, the fact remains that this deal raises the debt limit by about $2.5 trillion dollars without making substantial and immediate cuts.

Congressman Jason Chaffetz, in fact, explained that the first year of spending cut is $7 billion and when you consider that we deficit spend $4 billion a day, the real savings in the first year of this deal covers only two days of spending.

Promises mean nothing in Washington. We need genuine, transformational reform and real spending cuts today, not a strategic Republican victory. The time for political expediency is over.

Isn’t it curious that when Democrats wanted to push through a $1 trillion stimulus plan that enriched every social engineering project in the country they got it done? Isn’t it amazing that Democrats had the willpower to ram through health unpopular Obamacare which changed
our entire health care system without any compromise whatsoever?

Why can’t Republicans find a similar backbone? Why can’t they fight for the people who elected them? Are you telling me they can’t find significant waste and fraud in the Federal government right now?

The answer is simple.

You cannot spend more than you earn. You cannot run up the largest credit card bill in human history. You want more revenue? Stop chasing income earners overseas by threatening them with higher taxes, stop inflating their energy costs and stop punishing them with never-ending regulations. Mr President, put down your socialist mop! Stop with the Cloward and Piven floor wax.

And then balance the budget, cut back the spending and reform entitlements.

Source: The Blaze

Marco Rubio

It's long, but well worth the watch. Sen. Rubio (R-Florida) uses clear undeniable facts. Sen. Kerry (D-Massachusetts) tries and fails to refute him. My favorite part?

The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I, therefore, intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt.” A quote from a tea party extremist, right? No. This is a quote from March 16 of 2006 from Senator Barack Obama of Illinois.

I found another extremist quote. This one says, “Because this massive of accumulation of debt was predicted, because it was foreseeable, because it was unnecessary, because it was the result of willful and reckless disregard for the warnings that were given and for the fundamentals of economic management, I am voting against a debt limit increase.” Well, that must be from a tea party extremist member of the House, right? No. This is March 16, 2006, from Senator Joe Biden of Delaware.

The video is a clear indicator of why we are split right now. I haven't fact checked his numbers, but if they are right, it's a scary thing indeed. Watch the video and share your thoughts.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Feel Good Friday 7/29/2011

Check out Brides Across America - a nonprofit organization helping military brides get their dream dresses for free. Yet another example of the good that is still out there. Stuff like this just warms my heart.

The nonprofit Brides Across America is working to help our women in uniform – and future military wives –be all that they can be on their wedding day without paying a cent

Read more: Fox News

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Norway

By now almost everyone has heard about the tragedy in Oslo. I followed the initial story, like most of you, in terror and grief. Astonished beyond words of the fact that someone could be so far off that they target children. I immediately took to Facebook and expressed my deepest sympathies and prayers for the Norwegians. I did, however, make one crucial mistake. Perhaps calling it an error of judgement on my part. I expressed distaste, obviously, and made mention of my belief of there being a special place in hell for someone who goes after children in such a way as he did. Many of friends, of which are by far better scripture masters than I, immediately jumped in and supported scripture references in support of my belief. Of course I felt even more justified and admittedly satisfied with knowing where this man is going. But, you see (as I'm sure you do noble reader, you are indeed very clever after all!), therein lies my problem. I look at this man with judgmental eyes. I do not see him as our Savior sees him.
"Do not judge so that you will not be judged." Matthew 7:1 NASB
I do not know all the facts. Perhaps he is incapable of understanding right from wrong? As far fetched as it seems, only One knows the truth behind it all, and that is our Father in Heaven. When we think of Norway and disgust that seaps from every pour let us remember that our Savior bled from every pour and said unto us,
"And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins." Mark 11:25 NASB
Let us come together and pray for a man who is obviously off the path, instead of hate, let us love. For that is what the Lord would have done. I pray for the people of Norway, especially those effected by this tragedy most, including the one behind the gun. I hope you can too.

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Response

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD - Psalm 33:12 NASB
Fellow Americans,

Right now, America is in crisis: we have been besieged by financial debt, terrorism, and a multitude of natural disasters. As a nation, we must come together and call upon Jesus to guide us through unprecedented struggles, and thank Him for the blessings of freedom we so richly enjoy.

Some problems are beyond our power to solve, and according to the Book of Joel, Chapter 2, this historic hour demands a historic response. Therefore, on August 6, thousands will gather to pray for a historic breakthrough for our country and a renewed sense of moral purpose.
I sincerely hope you’ll join me in Houston on August 6th and take your place in Reliant Stadium with praying people asking God’s forgiveness, wisdom and provision for our state and nation. There is hope for America. It lies in heaven, and we will find it on our knees.

-Rick Perry, Governor of Texas

Please go to The Response site to learn more. I urge everyone to participate. You don't have to go to Houston, just as you don't have to be in a church to pray and fast. You can stay at home in fasting and prayer. Rick Perry said it best, "there is hope for America. It lies in heaven, and we will find it on our knees." Please participate. May God Bless America.





RIP Cut, Cap & Balance

Meredith Jessup said it best, so I'll just repost her blog post.

The GOP’s Cut, Cap & Balance proposal has been effectively killed in the Senate after a party-line vote this morning. There are a couple important things I feel the need to point out about this vote.

1. This vote was not on whether to pass the bill itself, but on considering a motion to debate the bill. Yes, Democrats expect the GOP to make grand compromises in trying to solve the nation’s debt crisis, but they’re not even willing to debate the Republican proposal. At all.

2. In a statement following the party-line vote, Sen. Jim DeMint vowed to continue pressing the issue, pulling out all the stops:

“I urge Republican leaders to stop letting the President to drag you back like children into secret meetings where he pretends to do something constructive. The President created this crisis by irresponsible spending and borrowing that has left our economy in shambles, and if he’s unwilling to simply agree to balance the budget in 10 years then he is not a credible negotiating partner.
“No more closed door meetings, no more phony compromises that don’t solve the problem, no more useless commissions. We have a balanced approach supported by a bipartisan House majority that ends our debt crisis if just four Senate Democrats would keep their promise and support a balanced budget.

3. 2/3 of Americans supported this plan. Will the media bother to ask Democrats to defend their decision to ignore it? Oh, and calling it “stupid” is not a reasonable excuse.

4. Apparently we’re no longer facing a crisis — the Senate will recess for the weekend and numerous members are already booked on flightss out of DC — this just hours after Harry Reid slammed House leaders doing the exact same thing.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thank You Cpl. Dakota Meyer

Long time no post. School has been crazy. But I did want to take the time to thank a true hero. Cpl. Dakota Meyer has shown what true heroism is all about. No, he didn't wear a costume, come from a comic book or even a high budget box office thriller. He was just like you and me, but with one difference. He's extraordinary (cheesy I know, but I still have a little Harry Potter on the brain). Some people complain about their job, but this man served with honor. God bless him. I'm proud of our country for recognizing this great man.

Ironically, yesterday I ran into two marines recruiting on campus. I quickly thanked them for their service. Awkward? Probably. But its the least I can do. And I hope all who reads this, conservative/moderate/liberal alike does the same. This whole blog is dedicated to me rambling on about those crazy liberals, but in the end, I get to do that because of men like Cpl. Dakota Meyer. Thank you. And thank you to all those who have served, and/or have family serving. May God bless you and shine down upon you. Thank you. I can't say it enough.

http://www.militarytimes.com/multimedia/video/?bctid=675412934001



Source The Blaze

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dreamers=Disgusting

During yesterdays hearing on the dream act (and the liberal MSM thinks conservatives are digging their own graves, yeah right!) hundreds of illegal immigrants, mostly students, were proudly brought in and even showcased. Many had the chance to tell their story. Even more amazing, they were able to do all this without threat of arrest from the nation’s chief immigration official who was in the same room, Janet Napolitano.

Napolitano told this subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee that although the large group gathered was part of the population that is subject to deportation, there would be no enforcement of the law that morning.

As if fundamentally disrespecting our nation wasn't enough, they stormed
the lobby of the Republican National Committee in Washington, DC. According to the video’s YouTube description, the protestors demanded to speak with Republican chairman Reince Priebus and camped out in the building until a staff member from the RNC agreed to meet with them.

Whats going on America? Politics and issues aside, how can we allow laws to go unenforced?! They are all illegals. Criminals, in our nations capital, being praised as heroes and courageous. Whats courage have anything to do with it, when you know you wont get in trouble?! Lets throw the book at them while we deport these criminals, aka heroes! Whats the purpose of the separation of powers if we don’t follow the rule of law? Shouldn’t those we elect be held in contempt and dereliction of duty for not doing their job? Politics and the issue aside, if they don’t like the law, change it, but while its still a law, enforce it! These people, the "heroes" and the politicians, should have been all arrested on the spot. In fact, shame on the RNC for not calling immigration. Grow a backbone people!

Watch the video below of the mob at the RNC. Caution, it is a little loud, so no need for high volume.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

“What,” Not “Who”

This is a great article from James Robinson. I highly recommend everyone take the time to read it. He is so spot on. Instead of focusing on who to elect, which admittedly has been my focus (this has been a wake up call in sorts for me), we need to focus on the what. What is the "what?" Read on...

Already, many candidates and major media are moving into full swing for next year’s elections. We must first understand what must be done before we can identify who can best help do it. Perhaps as important as any time since our founding, those who believe in divine providence and eternal principles must become well-informed and actively involved in the political process. Christians, pastors, and all church leaders must totally reject the lie that “separation of church and state” means people of faith must remain silent, uninformed and uninvolved. Those who recognize truth and stand for it can turn the tide.

Our nation’s founders knew that the limits of the Constitution were placed on the government, not the people or religion. The right to stand up and support first principles is both a privilege and a responsibility. True freedom grants citizens the right to choose and we have a responsibility to choose right. The Bible declares, “Righteousness exalts the nation”1 The psalmist affirms, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”2 “When the righteous increase, the people rejoice.”3

The only solid ground on which individual lives, families, communities and nations can safely build is the foundation consistent with unshakable biblical truth. When the weight of God’s kingdom impacts planet earth, you will clearly witness the footprints of our Father in heaven revealed through yielded lives, wise leadership, enforceable laws and national policies. The stage is set for a spiritual awakening. Now is the time for Christians to stand together as a mighty army in the face of all evil—even when it masquerades as the source upon which people are encouraged to depend.

The Old Testament reveals that God as Father wanted a family through which He could bless all the nations of the earth. The wise will learn from Israel’s journey. Paul said in the New Testament that what happened to Israel was an example for us.4 When ancient Israel wandered into idolatrous foolishness, they always ended up in oppression and bondage. Search the scriptures and observe the progression from freedom to slavery, from prosperity to poverty. In Genesis, the Israelites sold themselves into Egyptian bondage under the pharaohs. And then, after the Lord led them into the Promised Land, over and over they rejected God’s rule and ended up oppressed, until they repented.5 Once God restored their freedom and blessings, however, the cycle of rejection and oppression would start over again.

Now is the time for all Americans to choose whom and what they will serve. Christians must respond to the invitation issued by the prophet Joel to “return to God…and rend our hearts and not our garments.”6 There’s no time for religious ritual and meaningless tradition, but for the transforming worship of the living God. Truly transformed people have a positive impact on every aspect of life and culture. The profound effect of those living in the light and power of His kingdom is also revealed in history.

The correct question which demands focused prayer and active participation is, “What must we do?” rather than “Who should we elect?” When the citizens know the “what,” they will insist the “who” makes the right decisions or put them out of office as soon as possible. If all professing Christians, both Protestant and Catholic, along with Jewish people and those who believe the Bible is reliable, will stand together, the foundations will be restored, the walls of protection rebuilt and the people will have reason to rejoice.

Along with many national and church leaders, I’m seeking to know what must be done in order to effectively deal with present-day challenges. We must hold fast to moral principles and also make wise decisions concerning fiscal policies and practices. Some legislation and policies may be well-intended and based on sound moral principles, but they don’t work because they are based on bad economics. There is a difference between a principle and a policy.

For instance, you might believe that since God is concerned about the poor (a principle), we should raise the minimum wage to a $1,000 an hour and then everyone would be rich (a policy). But believing won’t make it so. The policy would create massive unemployment whether we like it or not. Permit me to share some of the obvious “what’s” to consider while seeking divine guidance. It is important to recognize:

As the Pledge of Allegiance states, we are a nation under God; and as our currency proclaims, our trust is in God—not “gov.” If national leaders do not acknowledge what America’s founders understood concerning the importance of divine providence, there will be no recovery.
All life must be protected and seen as precious with unlimited potential however unexpected or planned for. Remember, we can clearly learn from Nazi Germany that something can be legal but also very evil (i.e., the horrific extermination of the Jews and others considered less than perfect or unimportant).
America must stand in the best interests of Israel against the evil forces calling for its destruction.
Marriage is between a man and a woman and must be viewed as sacred. The strength of our nation depends on strong families, and national policy must protect marriage.
There are moral absolutes. No person’s failure reduces or redefines the standards carved in stone by the finger of God and revealed in His Word. We must find a way to stop judges and courts from misinterpreting the Constitution and writing their own laws.
Success and prosperity may be mishandled by some, but the potential for success that produces opportunity for all and prosperity at different levels is not the problem. Those we elect must keep the free market free, healthy and under the influence of people who understand the importance of personal responsibility.
There are forces of good and evil, and they must be wisely and rightly defined, discerned and resisted. A strong national defense is critical. Radical Islam and terrorism are serious threats. Extreme environmental activism is, also.
Depending on the federal government as our source is idolatry. We must control it, or it will control us. Stop the madness! Hitler believed that Germany needed a government over the people, not of the people. God deliver us from this kind of insanity.
Out-of-control spending, mismanagement of the people’s money and excessive, intrusive regulation is as wrong and immoral as stealing. Spending must be brought under control now, at whatever sacrifice. This does not include foolishly giving the government more of the people’s money to waste or mismanage.
“We the people” must be understood to mean that we all have a “dog in the show.” We are all responsible. We can’t just lay the load and responsibility on others, no matter how many twisted thinkers try to play the blame game. The opportunities and possibilities to succeed is not the problem. Don’t blame opportunity, begin inspiring and teaching responsibility. We must find a way for every citizen to help in some way shoulder the load. This can be accomplished without being unfair and riding on anyone’s back.
Deal with excessive, foolish taxation and revamp the tax code along with the IRS so we can rejoice together because it will stimulate economic growth. This would create jobs and ultimately enable us to better assist the suffering, the weak, helpless and poor—not with just a handout, but with compassionate hands extended. The church can and must set the example.
Let the people go. Turn them loose and behold the miracle made possible when people are truly free to be productive while assuming personal responsibility. Nehemiah rebuilt the wall in 52 days. Impossible? Not with God!
The church must be delivered from the spirit of religion and filled with the Holy Spirit, leading us to the supernatural unity that produces holy harmony. National leaders must rise above partisanship and reason together, seeking effective solutions to serious challenges.
Now is the time for us to become the city set on a hill that cannot and will not be hid. This is the time for action. God is anxious to make up for the years the locusts have eaten, to pour out the former and latter rain, to reveal His love and His ways to those living in darkness, who are controlled by a worldview that denies God’s truth, minimizes it or ignores it. Never doubt, it is the enemy’s desire to bring all of God’s creation into bondage and defeat, ultimately leading to destruction. God and His truth offer fullness in life, fruitfulness and freedom manifested by abundant life with or without the abundance of material possessions.

The sad fact is, many people—including Christians—have not handled blessings and prosperity well. The church has grown in character strengths more through persecution and poverty than in prosperity. Do not make the mistake, however, of interpreting this as the perfect will of God. It is not! He wants us to live as overcomers in this life—trusting Him, living in Promised Land blessing, enjoying all things richly, enduring all things, assisting those who suffer and rejoicing continually when facing all trials or when exalted beyond measure.

I am declaring to everyone with ears to hear: Now is the time to return to God. Stand up like a mighty army! Pierce the darkness, storm the gates of hell, set captives free, correct our course, reclaim the land, make God the “who” in our personal and national life, and point people to the “what.” We will never find the right “who” until we know the right “what.” When the population understands the “what to do,” we can find the “who” to help lead and insist that every “who” does the right “what.”

Be assured when the Lord is our Shepherd, He leads us to lie down in green pastures, not a barren desert and beside still waters, not devastating storms (although He surely helps us overcome their impact). He comforts us in the valley of death, defeat or despair, and even while facing enemies, He prepares a table before us and anoints our head with the oil of His abiding presence. May we together run to the shelter of the Shepherd who will lead us to "what" and "who."

1 Proverbs 14:34

2 Psalm 33:12

3 Proverbs 29:2

4 1 Corinthians 10:6, 11

5 Nehemiah 9

6 Joel 2:12-13

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bristol Palin

Her strength and courage has caused me to make a new tab, Young Patriots. Similar to my true patriots tab, it highlights the best of people and their contributions to our country.

I'll be the first to admit I have a "celebrity" crush on her. Whats not to like? She's gorgeous, ambitious, conservative, honest, hardworking, AND loves hunting and fishing to boot?! My kind of woman! Seriously though. Watch the clips below of her promoting her new book, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far, and then ask yourself, at 20, could I have done what shes doing? Hannity even admitted he couldn't! Way to go Bristol, keep up the good work, and keep fighting the good fight.

Part 1


Part 2

Beck Harassed

Could you image the outcry if someone like Keith Olbermann or Jon Stewart was treated so horribly that they had to leave a movie early because people were yelling and targeting their wife and kid? Or even yet, look how much time the media has invested in trying to find violence and hatred at tea parties across America.

Last night, Glenn took his family to see an outdoor movie in New York. The crowd would have none of that. They yelled, scream, insulted, spilled wine on his wife, and cheered when he got up and left. We may not get along, but my goodness, this is America. Were all about being to overcome this sad example of hostility. I commend Glenn for his doing that what he has preached. For not lowering to their level. God Bless you Glenn. Yet another reason why your my first modern day True Patriot (hint! click the tab above!!).

Hate should not be spread like this. We may disagree, but were Americans. We showed the world it can work. Don't backtrack. And that goes both ways. As conservatives, we have to do the same thing. Show respect and love towards our fellow American. The second we act like those movie-goers in New York, the second our argument is debunked.

Good work Glenn, and shame on you movie-goers.

Source: The Blaze

Hollywood Hates Christianity

Sometimes we all need to escape. Get away from it all. Unplug from life (but not technology!) That's exactly what I did this weekend. I unplugged. Slept in most of the day both Saturday and Sunday. Watched a few movies. Did a little gaming. Chatted with some friends. Tried out new recipes. The usual. It was a great weekend. One thing really bothered me though. I watched the movie "Going The Distance". Decent movie, kept my interest, but it was a little cliche. Considering the actors, it could have been better. Anyway... throughout the movie they kept using the Lords name in vein. Instead of paying attention to the movie, I kept thinking about we almost programmed and get used to hearing it. In the day and age where your labeled as a bigot, racist, what-have-you for saying anything negative about Muslims/Islam (anyone remember South Park and their Muhammad gag?) why is it ok to do the complete opposite to Christianity. Look at a lot of the recent movies these days. Easy A comes to mind. Who were the judgmental, opinionated group against Emma Stone's character? Christians. Why? When did this become ok? Enough is enough. Stop the hypocrisy and leave my God alone. Got it?!

Texas to Defund Planned Parenthood

God I love Texas. And what a year for Texas. Voter ID passed, sanctuary cities bans are in the works, going after the TSA pat downs, slicing out of control spending, wonderful job creation, the sonogram bill, and now defunding planned parenthood. Of course not everything I wanted to see was done, but hey... did we ever truly get everything we wanted for Christmas? This guy didn't!

The Texas Legislature approved a bill Monday that would both compel the state to push the Obama administration to convert Texas’s Medicaid program into a block grant and defund abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.

The Texas state legislature has approved the Senate Bill 7 Conference Committee Report that would revoke the taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. With the actions by the state House and Senate, the measure now heads to pro-life Gov. Rick Perry for his signature.

Way to go Texas, way to go.


Source: Here and Here

Does the Constitution Still Matter?


Stengel... a Democrat... wrote it. First red flag. But lets look beyond the obvious liberal-conservative stance here. First, lets ask the most obvious question. Why is an article like this even worth the time? Shouldn't we, as citizens, all appreciate it and respect it? Not all be like Rep. Hare when he said, "I don't worry about the constitution on this"? Oh well.

The piece is as well written as can be expected. To date, there are 13 obvious errors in the article thas exceptionally rebutted by Aaron Worthing. Here's the errors, and a link for his rebuttal, as well as his letter to the editor. Good luck Aaron, and good job.

The Constitution does not limit the Federal Government.
The Constitution is not law.
The Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment emancipated the slaves.
The Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment granted the right to vote to African Americans.
The original Constitution declared that black people were to be counted as three-fifths of a person.
That the original, unamended Constitution prohibited women from voting.
Inter arma enim silent leges translates as “in time of war, the Constitution is silent.”
The War Powers Act allows the president to unilaterally wage war for sixty days.
We have only declared war five times.
Alexander Hamilton wanted a king for America.
Social Security is a debt within the meaning of Section Four of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Naturalization depends on your birth.
The Obamacare mandate is a tax.

Rebuttal: Here

Source: The Blaze

Friday, June 24, 2011

Stand

WITH ISRAEL


Feel Good Friday 6/24/2011

A homeless mans dying wish was to see the dog that was his only companion in the darkest of times, one final time. In a remarkable story that truly illustrates the hand of God in all things, the man got his wish and was reunited. A truly touching story.




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Friday, June 17, 2011

Feel Good Friday 6/17/2011

Have you seen the riots going on in Vancouver? They are a horrible display of the natural man. All over a hockey game. Terrible, just terrible. So why is this a part of Feel Good Friday? Its simple. Despite all the violence, there were stories of those who stood up. This one in particular is spectacular. Two girls who seem to weigh less than 100 pounds stood up to a crowd of ravaging me. Why they stood up to them and were they successful? I don't know. But, what I do know, that there is good everywhere, all you have to do is look for what. The wonderful act of bravery starts at about 4:35 on the video. Be warned if you watch all of it, its NSFW.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Georgia On My Mind

Another player has entered the tough immigration game. Is it Texas? New Mexico? California? Nope. Georgia. Of all places, Georgia.

Georgia House Bill 87 is scheduled to take effect on July 1. The law is familiar. It sounds a lot like Arizona's law. The
law empowers police to investigate the immigration status of certain suspects. It punishes people who transport or harbor illegal immigrants in Georgia or use fake identification to get a job here. And it requires many businesses to use the federal E-Verify program to ensure their newly hired workers are eligible to work in the United States.

Seems like history is repeating itself, again. Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, The Anti-Defamation League, the ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center and several other civil and immigrant rights groups filed a federal lawsuit against Georgia's law this month and are now asking a judge to halt the measure pending the outcome of their case. They argue the federal immigration laws make this unconstitutional. The only player not in the lawsuit? Obama. Wonder if he'll get involved?

Hats off to you Georgia. Hats off. This is the exact legislation that we need. I hope, unlike Arizona, this wont be in court very long and true immigration reform can begin.

Here's a little video to enjoy in celebration of the bravery of Georgia.

King the Discriminator

A play on words, but how ironic. Don't you think? Rep. Steve King, a Republican... from Iowa, offered an amendment to a bill that would prohibit the USDA from paying claims related to charges of discriminated against black farmers. At first glance that sounds pretty bad. But thats not the whole story.

Almost twenty years ago, there was acknowledged proof of discrimination against black farmers. Initially, it was expected about 3000 people were effected. But, surprise, surprise, that number grew. Before long claims reached over 22,000. Whats interesting though, is that, at the time, according to the census, there were only about 18,000 black farmers. Now call me crazy, but even my math skills scream foul on that one. It doesn't end there. There are now close to 100,000 claims costing us, the tax payers, over a $1.5 billion. That's a lot of money for almost ten times worth claims then there are farmers. In a time of out of control spending, I agree with the Representative.

Of course, something like this doesn't get passed without opposition. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat... From Houston, claims it "absurd" and that it's a "legitimate settlement of legitimate claims." Guess she forgot her calculator that day.

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That Weiner's Done

About 1:30 this afternoon, Representative Weiner called it quits. About time. During the statement, many people were shouting at the Representative. It got so bad at one point, that it actually interrupted Weiner. After all was said and done, on his way out, one man yelled out, "will you keep your hot physique." Priceless.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Go Wisconsin!!!!

It wasn't to long ago the democrats shipped in thousands of people from across the country to live at the Wisconsin capital in protest of a new law being proposed by the republicans. Many hailed the democrats for running away (literally, they left the state and stayed in hotels) in order to block the vote. Eventually it got passed and signed into the law. But it was quickly contested, and ruled unconstitutional by, wait for it, a judge who's deeply in-bed with unions.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court handed Republican Gov. Scott Walker a major victory on Tuesday, ruling that his polarizing union rights law can go into effect.

In a 4-3 decision, the court said Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi overstepped her authority when she said Republican lawmakers violated the state’s opening meetings statutes in the run-up to passage and declared the union rights law void.

To read more, go here.

Exposing Leftists

A great site that is definitively worth checking out is http://exposingleftists.com/ These guys are great. College students, young, and in California! Who would have thought? Their newest video features affirmative action. Apparently their basketball team is 9/10's African American. So these guys decide to "petition" for racial equality on the team. That blew some heads! Definitively worth watching!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Post New Hampshire 2011 Republican Debate

Yesterday, I blogged what I was hoping to see from the debate. Here's my post debate thoughts.

Where can you start but with CNN. I had hoped that the liberal bias wouldn't be present, and that they would at least pretend to be a news network and not Obama's propaganda machine. Shows what I got for hoping. Right off the bat they insulted Fox by claiming this to be the first Republican debate. Come again? Pretty sure Fox was first. Granted Bachmann, Gingrich, and Romney weren't participating in the debate, but that's on them, not Fox. It just got worse from there. We all know how politicians like to not answer the question. It come's without saying. But multiple times, King would interrupt the candidates and say something like time is short are you actually going to answer the question. Are you freaking kidding me? Who the HELL is he to interrupt someone? If a candidate doesn't answer the questions, guess what bub, that's on the candidate. Not you. Not CNN. And what's up with those annoying little, "mmhmm"'s every other second while the candidates were talking? I'm pretty sure they were King, but they were annoying and distracted from the answer. The whole set-up from CNN was ridiculous. The format was awful, and any time they actually got into a good debate, they would for "time" reasons move on. Yeah its great to allow the candidates to say rhetoric, but isn't that what speeches are for? Commercials? Blogs? Social networking? Debates are the meat and potatoes. It's where candidates separate themselves from the others. I'll give CNN this, they really outdid themselves on lackluster performance and outright disrespect. Anderson Cooper's post debate was nothing but what this means for democrats, democrats response, Obama this and Obama that. I tried watching to see the post debate polling, but couldn't take it after twenty minutes. CNN you get a giant F for your performance.

Now that that is out of the way. Lets get to the real reason your reading this. The candidates. I'll come out now and declare a winner. Nobody. There was no real clear winner, and conversely, there was no real clear loser. I highly doubt this debate did much for undecideds. The candidates all held to what they've been saying, not necessarily a bad thing, but there was no big shocker or game changer. The only chance that could have been made was by Pawlenty, and he steered away from it. Perhaps he was afraid to steer the debate towards Romney, perhaps he didn't want to play CNN's game, but regardless, he missed a great opportunity. In alphabetical order, here we go.

Bachmann: The first thing she mentions is she's running for President. Well that was no brainer. Overall, I think she did a good job. She knows how to get people excited, and she further proved that last night. Cain has been favored by a good number of the Tea Party, but Bachmann has been one of the key players in the Tea Party so it'll be interesting to see her effect on things. Overall, she gets a B.

Cain: He was the winner from the last debate by a landslide. His speeches has been right on target for a lot of people, myself included. Admittedly, I was hoping to see him shine tonight. There were two times that he did well. Sharia law and same-sex marriage. The rest of his responses were almost cut and paste from his speeches, which good for fan-fare, bad for debates. He did, however, shine with his clear, straightforward answers. Overall, he gets a B.

Gingrich: I'll give him this one. He didn't seem the least bit phased about his staff leaving on him. He was calm, collected, and seemingly very prepared for the debate. A lot of his responses were well placed with a little ounce of zing to it. Unfortunately, I just can't see it in him. He almost reminds me of Fred Thompson back in 2008. While thinking about the debate, all I came up with him was, too little too late. Newt has a lot going for him, and is a strong political thinker. He would be best served to support a candidate, not try to be one. Overall, he gets a B-.

Paul: Say what you want about Paul. But, he's one of the few politicians that hasn't changed his stance as far as I've seen. He's been true to his beliefs. I liked a lot of what he talked about. Especially when posed about health care for illegal immigrants. Government wasn't always involved. Why should it be today? A great answer. Unfortunately, his views on foreign policy is just to far out there. He's right in some ways, but history teaches us what happens when we ignore the enemy. Overall, he gets a B.

Pawlenty: He was the only one with a clear opportunity to strike at one of the others on stage. And... he sidestepped it. I'm not really sure why. It obviously ticked off CNN and King, as King kept trying to force him into the attack, but for whatever reason, he stayed true to not lashing out. That was a disappoint for me, since I'm no Romney fan. Other than that, he did reasonably well. Overall, he gets a C+.

Romney: I'll give him this, he knows his strengths and he focused on them. His focus on the economy is his greatest strength and he played it through and through. Several times he got caught up pretending to be a conservative, voicing the rhetoric the crowd wanted to hear. But, here's the thing. We all know he's moderate (if not RINO, which is my opinion) so him pandering to what the crowd wants, to me, only shows his true colors. But a lot of people like him. He's up in the polls, and nothing about last night will change that, other than the emergence of Bachmann, and those on the fence about the others. Nothing about last night will hurt Romney. Overall, he gets a B.

Santorum: I want to like him. Hes not a bad candidate. If he was running for congress, I would most likely support him. But lets face it. This election is huge. Crucial. With the very likelihood of two SCOTUS nominations, the economy, and big government, a "not bad" candidate just doesn't cut it. He had good things to say last night, his rhetoric was fairly spot on, except for same-sex marriage. But overall, I enjoyed listening to him. He just doesn't wow me like we need. Overall, he gets a B.

Honorable Mentions: Huntsman and Palin were brought up, with the later more so. Perry wasn't mentioned that I heard. Which is odd with all the buzz lately, especially for Gingrich. I would have thought this would have been a great platform for the discussion of a possible Perry candidacy. But oh well. Nothing new about Palin. You either like her or hate her, and the candidates seemed to be playing the respect card. Huntsman really isn't that special. So its no surprise he wasn't discussed. I'm still hoping for a Perry candidacy.

The "grades" I gave each candidate only reflects for last night. Not the individual and their campaign. I think that goes without saying. Most of the night you heard a lot of "this administration," and "this President." It seems as if the candidates are focusing on Obama, instead of each other. An interesting move. Cain said it best. Each person is well qualified for the job, and most of their beliefs are the same. So perhaps the candidates are trying to show which can face Obama the best, not which is best for the country. I'm not sure I like that strategy. Yes we need a strong candidate to face Obama. But we also need a strong candidate to face the country. I think they should debate their strengths over the others and why they are uniquely qualified to get this nation back on track. That alone will prove powerful enough to face Obama. Not the other way around.

Obama on Weiner

Say the title out loud. Thats all I'll really post on this "topic." Just thought it was funny.

If you want to read about what shouldn't be a story (he should be gone and we should move on) read about Obama's stance on the matter. You can follow the links to other articles.

Dumb Iowa

Your house is on fire. Your trapped inside. The firefighters are right outside your door. What happens next? Well, according to Cedar Falls in Iowa, the firefighters just let themselves in. Don't worry about bashing the door down. Nooooo! That's so the 1990's you silly citizen. No, in todays age, outside your door you have a "lock box" with your key in it, just in case of an emergency and the Fire department needs to get in. It'll save loads of time and effort on the firefighters part! Sound good?

I don't think so. Lets talk basics for a second. Whats the overall difference in time between taking the door down the old fashion way, and opening a locked box and then opening the door? I understand every second counts, but is it that drastic of a difference? To me this is big brother. Remember we got to where we are today by the liberals taking small steps. Little things that add up. Does this have anything to do with recent news about the FBI becoming more powerful? I don't know. But what I do know is the government will be able to freely enter my house without my permission over my cold dead body.

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Flag Day 2011

Today is Flag Day. I invite everyone to take a second and honor this great country and all the freedoms that we have. Sometimes we get lost in the debates, issues, news, and the small things, we forget or in the least, take fro granted what we have. Today, lets change that. Lets all stand up, place our hands on our heart and recite The Pledge of Allegiance.

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."









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Monday, June 13, 2011

The New Hampshire Republican Debate


Tune in tonight for the New Hampshire Debate. So far, the campaign trail has been fairly stagnant. Is this the key to kick starting everything? With Romney and Bachmann in the mix, will Cain reign supreme? I doubt the debate will change much, but it will definitively be worth watching to see how things are starting to shape up.

Heres what I hope to see:

Cain- He did great last time. Numerous times throughout the debate I kept saying, who is this guy?! He won the last one, hands down. Can he do it again? Can he stand up to the Romney machine and the tea-party favored Bachmann?

Paul- Not looking for much here except hopefully getting people engaged on big government topics. I like a lot of what he stands for, and I hope he brings some of that to the table tonight. Other than a support role, I'm not to interested in all he has to say. Be prepared for lots of fans in the crowd though. He seems to have a knack for getting his base mobile.

Romney- Honestly, I hope he flops tonight. If he wins the nomination, then we deserve another four years with Obama, because really even if Romney beats him, that's what we'll get.

Bachmann- See Paul. Same thing. She's another Sarah Palin. Get out of the race and put your support behind the nominee.

Gingrich- I hope to see some response on his staff leaving. Fingers crossed I hope he brings good news for Perry. Other than that, I'm not interested.

The others- Not really interested in, and hope they don't get that much time. Maybe good entertainment? Doubtful.

CNN- Lets face it, the last Republican debate I watched on CNN, they favored McCain and Romney and ignored the others. Anderson Cooper shown his disgust and the pro-liberalism steaming from the network wasn't hidden. Hopefully this will change. But doubtful.

To learn more about the upcoming debate and a little about the debaters, visit CNN's site here.

In the... Army. No Wait... Marines... Which is it?

The last week has brought two stories. Review them here and here.

I'm on the side of the schools. Sort of. I agree that the Marine shouldn't wear her uniform. That's policy, and it would detract from the ceremony. But the sashes are another story. The school should have allowed them. They weren't a distraction and wouldn't stand out. Hopefully, the schools will review their policies sooner rather than later.

The real story here lies with how the students responded to the issue. On the one hand, the students decided not to make a scene and went to sit with their parents in silent protest. On the other, you have a student who turned to the media. Although, not that big of a deal, she's a marine. She's taken the oath to serve her country. She's been trained to follow orders, not question them. The statement from the Marines reflected that. She could have worn the gown over her uniform, or sit in the stands with her parents in her uniform, if it meant that much to her. To me, that's common sense.

Fore!

Ever wish that the days were longer? You had more time? Well, apparently, Obama does.

In a recent interview, Obama expressed regret that he doesn't have enough time with his children. That's understandable, like him or not, he is a busy man. So what makes this blog worthy? Well...

Today marked Obama's 72nd round of golf since becoming President. Call me crazy, but if on the one hand your saying your not getting enough time with your kids (cough pull on heart strings for reelection cough) but apparently has enough time to play a whole heck of a lot of golf. Lets not forget, the left were screaming when Bush played his... 24 rounds while President.

My response? Don't worry Mr. President, after 2012, youll have plenty of time to see your kids and play all the golf you want!

To The Pilot of the Goodyear Blimp

May God bless you and your family. Your act of bravery is an example of the true human spirit under extraordinary times. Through tragedy, you have shown us what a true hero is, not some fabricated Hollywood version of it. Thank you. May God bless.

Source Fox News.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Feel Good Friday 6/10/2011

Today's Feel Good Friday goes out to Robert Adams. A man with superb values and integrity. If you saw a bag full of cash, specifically $17,021, laying on the ground, what would you do? Mr. Adams went out of his to find the owners of the bag. Its nice to know good people are still out there.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bye Bye Gingrich

Looks like things have came to end for Gingrich, even if hes still in it or not. Gingrich’s campaign manager, senior strategists and key players all resigned on today, that either forces the hopeful to either retool or leave while the going is good. I like Gingrich to a point. A lot of what he says is common sense conservatism. I think he would be a decent leader, but we don't need decent. We need extraordinary. Gingrich, your not that person. Now use your talents to rally behind the party and future nominee.

On Campus

From time to time, I get to hear teachers "talk" to one another. Today was one of those days. I first started to clue into the conversation when they started talking about Huffington Post. That didn't last long and one of the Professors started talking about her son who is a higher up with Amazon. In her words, he is a Republican capitalist. She mentioned despite all that he has a conscience and will do whats right. Come again? So being a capitalist means you may not have a conscience? She then went on to talk about how Amazon is a union buster and how they need to allow unions to come in and help those poor workers. She also started talking about how he has a lot of "stuff" that he doesn't need, like three laptops and a thirst for money. To be fair, a lot of what she was talking about, some of which I mentioned, is from a mothers standpoint.

This little brief conversation had a host of liberal ideals in it. Socialism, salary caps, and unions are the big three. All three have been prominent in the media these last few years, a lot of which has to do with our current President, the campaigner in chief.

Here's the thing. The vision our founding fathers had for this country has long since been distorted. Over the years, we have allowed the liberals to gain control. An interesting read is A Patriots History of The United States. I would highly recommend it. In the revised edition, they included a transcript of an interview with Rush Limbaugh. What stood out to me was the discussion of the rise of liberalism. How to appease them, we allowed them to express their views, without the defense of ours. But the old saying of give them an inch, they'll take a mile certainly applies. Its time to take back that mile. To stand up for what we believe in. And, trust me, I understand its easier said then done. I didn't stand up and defend conservatism and capitalism while my Professors were talking. Nor should I have. Putting aside our views in support for our views in the quickest way of defeat I know. We must have and utilize our values. We must never infringe upon them. I wasn't a participant in the conversation, so butting in and expressing my views is uncalled for. But whenever asked what my views are, or when it comes time to defend via official means, then it is time to stand. To show support for what you believe in. Remember, the pathway to hell is paved with good intentions.

Oh, and the parting joke the professors shared together? Rick Perry may be running for President. I don't know about them, but that wouldn't be a joke, but instead a blessing for the Republican party.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Feel Good Friday 6/3/2011

First, let me apologize about the lack of posts this week. Getting back into the swing of things after Memorial Day Weekend was a little harder than normal. I hope everyone had a great weekend and took the time to thank those that made the sacrifice for us to enjoy such a weekend.

As a Texan, how can I not mention the NBA finals last night? Great game. But the real story is the young girl who sang the National Anthem. If you were to just listen instead of watch you may think she was in her late twenties. Nope. At only 10 years, this young lady showed true patriotic spirit! Enjoy the video (note: I put two videos of it up. One is more clear, but the person who took the video talks during it, distracting from the performance. The other, not as clear).



Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sarah Palin - Please Don't Run

On Hannity, an early sneak peek of the new Sarah Palin documentary was debuted. It’s called “The Undefeated,” and it’s set to premiere in Iowa this June, interesting because this very well can be the catalyst for her 2012 presidential run. In case you missed it, below is the sneak peak from Hannity.

I don’t want her to run. Don’t get me wrong. There is a lot about Sarah Palin that I like, not the least of which is her daughter Bristol ;), and I have a deep found respect for her. But here’s the thing. While Sarah Palin has a cult following, which you could say I semi-follow, there are many out there that do not like her. Palin would separate the party, casting a wedge in the core and isolating independents. I truly believe if she ran, Obama would win in a landslide. Palin is a gifted organizer and supporter. Some of the best people in the world are the ones “behind the scenes,” and she falls beautifully into that category, even though she’s more in front than behind. What she needs to do is mobilized the tea party and the base to a strong candidate that can bring everyone together, as well as win independents. That’s how this race will be won.

Unfortunately, Palin is not the woman for top office. And honestly, the race hasn’t even really begun; in my opinion, there isn’t a clear cut strong candidate, yet. I like Cain, a lot, but he has his work cut out for him. Romney is out. He’s a RINO, in my opinion. We would have a better shot with Palin than Romney. Bachmann is interesting, but she has her work cut out for her. If Perry runs, we have a strong chance, but I don’t see him running. We’ll see. 2012 is close, but so far away.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

We Lost?

Focus on the Family,which provides relevant Christian advice on marriage, parenting and other topics, was once a strong voice against gay marriage. Until now. Jim Daly, the president of Focus on the Family, had this to say about gay marriage:

“We’re losing on that one, especially among the 20- and 30-somethings: 65 to 70 percent of them favor same-sex marriage. I don‘t know if that’s going to change with a little more age — demographers would say probably not. We’ve probably lost that. I don’t want to be extremist here, but I think we need to start calculating where we are in the culture.”

Is this based off the recent Gallup poll? I wouldn’t be surprised. But polls aren’t always the best indicator. To use a leftist tactic… Bush anyone? Lets take a closer look, shall we?

DOMAwatch.org has this little map tool that breaks things down state to state. Nationally, this is what we see:

Do you see a losing battle? I don’t. In fact, if anything, I see just the opposite. Remember, it wasn’t that long ago the people in California, CALIFORNIA for goodness sake, voted no on gay marriage. This is why we must be vigilant America. We have to stand together. The second we waiver, is the second they win. All it takes is for conservative groups like focus on the family to stop fighting. The left won’t stop, and neither should the right. If you believe in something, don’t let it get destroyed just because you feel it’s a losing battle. Think about it from the lefts point of view. Not that long ago, the roles were switched, with the left fighting what could have been described as a losing battle. Yet, they held their ground, and here we are. Don’t lose hope America.

Netanyahu and Democracy

Yesterday the left tried to interrupt a speech by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. It’s amazing to see a man take it and prove a point such as he did. Not only did he brush aside the protest but he used it to show what the left just doesn’t understand. We may not get along. We may not like each other. But democracy allows us to live side by side in peace. In other countries, that isn’t possible. In other countries, if you don’t agree with the government, you could be killed for pulling a stunt like this protester did. And, yet, America is the big bad. We have to apologize for our sins. What a joke. God Bless you Prime Minister.

Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!!!

Read these powerful words from Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Clarence Thomas:

“Today the court affirms what is perhaps the most radical injunction issued by a court in our nation’s history: an order requiring California to release the staggering number of 46,000 convicted criminals.”

Does anyone else find this troubling? The statist are again pushing authority onto the States unlike ever before. Should the Supreme Court be allowed to flatly tell California to release THEIR prisoners because the prisons are overcrowded? What safety threat does releasing that many people pose? How many of the prisoners in the California prisons are illegal? Can’t we just deport them instead? How much is something like this actually going to cost the state?

This ruling creates an interesting dynamic that could have damaging results. I just hope and pray it doesn’t result in the loss of life.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Texas Call to Action

From Campus Carry...

"On Thursday, May 19, Senate Bill 1581, the bill containing Senator Jeff Wentworth’s campus carry amendment, was struck down in the Texas House, on the point of order that it violated the Texas Constitution’s “single-subject” rule. Please call AND fax the office of Governor Rick Perry, and ask that he add campus carry to the list of higher education issues to be included in the impending special session.

Office of the Governor Rick Perry
PHONE: (800) 252-9600
FAX: (512) 463-1849 (Use FaxZero.com to send a free fax from your web browser)

Remind the governor that this issue has broad support among both the legislators and the people of Texas. Remind him that campus carry has never been voted down by any faction of the Texas Legislature and that it has passed the Texas Senate twice. Ask him to send a message to opponents that they can’t simply keep running out the clock on this issue forever. Thanks for your continued support of this important issue. Remember, the fight isn’t over!"

Here is my letter that I faxed to the Governor...

"Governor Perry, as I am sure you are aware, On Thursday, May 19, 2011 Senate Bill 1581, the bill containing Senator Jeff Wentworth’s campus carry amendment, was struck down in the House, on the grounds that it violated the “single-subject” rule. Governor, I am deeply disappointed that this important piece of legislation was struck down. It is my understanding that an impending special session is about to take place. Would you please add this legislation to the other important higher education issues?

As a student myself, I implore you to spearhead this issue. Governor, this issue has strong support from both legislators and the people of Texas alike. Together they have shown strong support for the allowance of concealed carry on campus. Further, I call on you to send a strong message to those in the minority who do oppose this issue. Tell them that they can’t simply run the clock out on this issue forever, and that Texas will join the ranks of other states who do currently allow concealed carry on their college campuses.

Thank you for your consideration. May God Bless Texas, and may God Bless the United States of America."

Remember, together we can stand and make a change. Alone, we can do nothing.

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