I don't know about you, but I, for one, am glad that 2009 is over and done.
I have been thinking over all the names that I have been called this year:
A domestic terrorist - This done by a DHS report.
Right-winged Nut - I guess that this isn't really new. I live in a very liberal area, so thinking that the government doesn't owe me anything makes me a nut from their point of view.
Tea-bagger - I actually did know what this term meant. I am just not sure how exactly it is a put down, but I will leave that to Anderson Cooper to explain.
Racist - I don't think that I have ever been called a racist until President Obama started running for President. Hmm, I guess that is something that came upon me suddenly.
Redneck Teabagging Racist - I guess Ms. Garfalo had to go a step further than Anderson Cooper. I don't really think that I am a redneck. I am well educated, grew up in New England and prefer silk and cashmere over flannel.
According to the crazy Congressman from Florida, I just want people to die since I am a republican. Although, I am really a conservative not a republican.
Harry Reid has said that I support slavery since I don't agree with him on healthcare reform.
Michele Obama has said that this is a women's issue. So, as well as being a racist, a redneck, tea bagger, a supporter of slavery, a completely unfeeling person who wants people to die; I am also a bad woman. How do I live with myself I wonder?
The French foreign minister has called me an ugly American because I think admitted child rapist Roman Polanski belongs in jail. This is a badge that I will wear proudly.
I am still waiting on the checks to arrive for showing up at tea parties and my local town hall meetings.
Barbara Boxer thinks I am too well dressed. Well, I do try. I am glad she noticed.
I don't normally make New Year's Resolutions because I won't follow through on them. I am going to make an exception this year:
My resolution is that I am going to work as hard as I possibly can to clean out the swamp that has become our federal government.
I hope that you all have a safe and enjoyable evening tonight. Welcome to 2010, a year for the conservatives to show what they are made of.
A belief in the written constitution. The belief that we are responsible for ourselves and for our families. The belief that we are allowed to fail. The belief in a strong national defense are a few of the things that make me just a conservative girl.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
"I say this not to the teachers, but to their unions: If education were a war, you would be losing it. If it were a business, you would be driving it into bankruptcy. If it were a patient, it would be dying." Bob Dole
Yes, House Republicans have been in power for 5 hours and they have not passed their entire agenda. The New York Times things they should be canned and Democrats put back in charge. Don Surber
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"So I say huzzah to the 112th congress for reading the Constitution, for acting like it matters. It does. The Constitution may not be sacred, but the sacred has no better friend than the Constitution." Pat Archibold
"53% of Democrats have a postive view of socialism. 100% of republicans think those 53% are morons." Mark Levin
"Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness." First plank of the communist strategy for revolution - confiscated in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1919
"If you believe this isn't going to cost the government anything, you are likely to see leprechauns riding on unicorns with pots of gold circling the capitol" Rep. Devin Nunes, CA-21 on healthcare "reform".
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views". William F. Buckley, Jr.
"The Republicans were laughing and waving the American flag, and I thought that was ourtrageous behavior" Maxine Waters
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." Norman Thomas
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. Frederick Douglas
Don't go around saying that the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves. Harriet Tubman
But I think the most important thing I have figured out was how not to lose hope even when things are bad and it feels like it won't get better. It will get better. You just have to keep working at it and moving forward. Homeless & Conservative
The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. Vladimer Lenin
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. F.A. Hayek