Sunday, February 28, 2010

Frank Rich and the Tea Party Movement

I really enjoy reading New York Times’ Frank Rich. Why you may ask? He cracks me up when he tries to write about the “conservative” mindset. Today was no exception. He has an op-ed piece on the tea party movement and how it relates to the man who committed suicide by crashing his plane into an IRS building last month. I guess this is his way of wishing Happy Birthday to the Tea Party Movement.

He goes into the usual liberal talking points about Joseph Stack and his anti-government views and his hatred of the IRS; and how this is the same platform of the Tea Party Movement. He seems to be especially upset with Glen Beck, not that is all that unusual for him. He continues his diatribe using as reference an investigative piece that was written by David Barstow. Barstow, an award winning journalist for The New York Times, did a piece on the tea party movement.

Barstow went to such places as Sandpoint, Idaho. An area of the state that is close to areas that have a claim to fame. Ruby Ridge, where members of Randy Weaver’s family were shot and killed in 1992, and the home of one the largest Aryan Nation groups in the country. He also travelled to such places as Waco Texas, the home of The Branch Davidians. Now, I have never been to Waco or Sandpoint. I am sure that some very nice people live there, but let’s be honest here; they are not exactly every town USA. Barstow even went as far to involve the LaRouche movement. Not exactly the same mindset of conservatives.

Frank Rich left out the part of the “manifesto” of the sicko who crashed his plane was the lines about communism. Mr. Stack didn’t seem to have any coherent political mindset. His thought process was all over the map. Friends of the pilot have said that they never heard him bring up politics or the tea party movement. Rich goes further to bring up Timothy McVeigh. The supposition being made by Rich is that if McVeigh were alive today he would be a member of the tea party movement, simply due to the fact that it is “anti-government”.

I have been involved with the tea party movement for not quite a year now. I have been to meetings based on the 9-12 principles put forth by Glen Beck, and have been to quite a few tea parties as well. I posted plenty of pictures of the 9/12 march on Washington last summer, and I had a great time that day. I am not saying that there are not some “out there” ideas from some that go to the tea parties, but it is not the majority.

 Rich and Barstow completely miss the fact that everyday people have joined the tea party movement because they are seeing an out of control federal government. They are seeing a government that is spending money at unsustainable levels that is endangering the future prosperity of this country. They also are missing the fact that some of the people that go to these protests are not all republicans, let alone conservatives. Obama voters attend tea parties. The more moderate and conservative members of the democratic party are just as appalled at how the government is behaving. You need to look a further out than your own liberal mindset, and then maybe you just might get it.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sorry Day - Coming to School Near You?

The politically correct police don't just exist in the United States. In Australia they are making updates to the school curriculum to include "Sorry Day". This is a day that will allow kindergarteners to have a day to say they are sorry to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. The Australians and the Aborigines have had struggles between the two cultures for what seems like forever. The goal of this program is to make sorry day to have the same significance as Anzac day; the Australian and New Zealand version of Memorial Day.

The public school system is getting an overhaul. Multiculturalism, indigenous rights, ethics, and wait for it, sustainable living, will be focused on from grades K-10. All of this would be fine if they were not putting in these subjects in front of history and math. Isn't it still important to teach our children math and history?

History teaches how we got to where we are today. Kids all over the world need to understand how people and cultures have evolved over time. What parts of history are no longer going to be taught? Do we not teach kids about WWI? Do we forget about Hitler and Stalin? Or do we just forget about The Roman Empire? If we don't understand history we are doomed to repeat it. Isn't that how the saying goes? How many years do you think it will take for this to infiltrate the school systems in the United States? Political correctness has run amok. 

The Daily Telegraph

Friday, February 26, 2010

Is Coffee the New Tea? - Coffee Party Activists

Marylander, Annabel Park, decided that she wasn't all too jazzed with the tea party message. She has formed her own party; The Coffee Party. She felt that the tea party didn't have enough compassion or substance. Park formerly worked on the senate campaign of Jim Webb, Virginia Democrat, and made a documentary about Prince William County's battles with illegal immigration.

 She felt that the tea party didn't have enough compassion or substance. She has formed this group to push "progressive change" that 52.9% of the country voted for. Her view of the Tea Party movement is they are nothing more than obstructionists who do not have the best interests of the country at heart. She wants the government to be the conduit of the collective will of the people. Hmm, the collective will of the people right now are saying scrap the healthcare bill and start over. I don't see that happening, do you? The collective will of the people is saying that deficit is too high and spending has to be curbed. I don't see that happening, do you? The collective will of the people were against the bailouts. The government did them anyway, did they not?

See this is where her argument begins to fall apart. Yes, 52.9% voted for Obama. But, not all of them understood what was meant by "fundamentally transforming America". 52.9% of the country did not vote for Obama to put an admitted communist in a high level position in the administration. 52.9% did not vote for a government takeover of two auto companies, and then give more rights to the union members than to the rightful stock holders. 52.9% did not vote for having KSM tried in lower Manhattan. 52.9% did not vote for a safe school czar who has given seminars on "fisting" and advocates teaching sexually graphic content to young children. 52.9% did not vote for 7 top attorneys at DOJ to have actively worked to free the terrorists at Gitmo. 52.9% did not vote for the DOJ to drop obvious voter intimidation charges against The New Black Panther Party. 52.9% did not vote for Andy Stern to be appointed to commission on debt reduction

Read the full article here.  It won't take long to see which side the author comes down on. I have no problem with the creation of this movement; I just wish they would be honest about it. They are forming this so that Obama will move faster on the progressive agenda that SHE voted for. It is also very interesting that media is reporting on this movement much more quickly than they did on the tea party movement. You will also notice that paper reported her documentary as being on immigration. The problems that were going on in Prince William County was about illegal immigration, not about legal immigration.

Organizing for America's Is Going After the Hearts and Minds of Conservatives - Good Luck With That

Organizing for America - Obama's political action group that has melded into the DNC - has sent out an email to try and get it's members to call into conservative talk radio shows.  The plan is to have their liberal base call people like Sean Hannity to discuss why healthcare reform is not only needed, but needed quickly. 

This should be not only interesting, but downright entertaining.  The email has included "talking points" and encourages the use of personal stories of how healthcare reform will affect their lives. 

•Be polite, respectful, and clear. Remember, you represent Organizing for America

What I really like about all this, is that they are not even trying to hide the fact that you are doing this for the "team". 


These points are only to provide extra information and suggestions. Your personal story will make the most compelling message.

•For most Americans, their health care plan covers too little and costs too much. Far too many people delay or even skip the care they need because they simply can’t afford it.

•The plan the President laid out includes the largest health care tax cut for middle class families in history and makes coverage more affordable for tens of millions of families and small business owners and expands coverage to over 31 million Americans who are currently uninsured.

•This plan will give millions of Americans new choices in health insurance by making coverage more affordable, ending the denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions, putting power in the hands of consumers instead of insurance companies and providing one of the largest tax cuts in history while also reducing our national deficit.

•Reform couldn’t be more urgent – just this month consumers in California were told their premiums could go up as much as 39 percent.

•Too many in Washington are now saying that we should delay or give up on reform entirely, but Americans understand the stakes for our economy and our lives, and we want action.
I don't listen to talk radio all that often, only when I am in the car alone.  Maybe I will have to start tuning in more often!!!
Can you imagine how Levin will rip these people apart?  Here is just a short list of things that they may not have considered:

1. The vast majority of conservative talk show hosts are very intelligent.

2. They are die hard believers, they are not just doing it to make a buck.

3. The majority of listeners are die hard conservatives. The are not going to be swayed by yet one more unbelievable story of wearing your dead sister's dentures.

4. The hosts are very well prepared before going onto the air.

5. Levin and Rush would love to get a chance to debate these lemmings.

Maybe we should start a movement to call in liberal radio shows. Oh, wait they went out of business.

This just reeks with the smell of desperation. 

Winter Olympics Moment - Joannie Rochette

Joannie Rochette wins the figure skating bronze medal last night, just days after her losing her beloved mother to a heart attack.  Her mom passed away on Sunday and she decided to stay in the competition feeling that is what her mother would have wanted her to do. 

She showed such grace under the all pressure and saddness she must be feeling. 

American Mirai Nagasu came in fourth.

Good for her.  Congrats Joannie and Mirai!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Scott Brown is no Traitor

Much ado has been made about Senator Brown's vote for cloture on the "jobs" bill. While I do agree that it really is nothing more than another "stimulus" bill that has a different name, it should come as no surprise he voted yes for this.

During the campaign Brown called himself a Massachusetts Republican. The meaning of that should have been clear. New England republicans are no Jim DeMint's or Michele Bachmann's. I grew up in New England. While there are pockets of staunch conservatives, it is not the norm. Most people are center/left of center. That is the reality. The republican parties in New England states are different than they are in say the midwest or south.

All one had to do was to look at Brown's voting record in the state senate. It clearly shows someone who didn't have a big problem with spending, nor did he have a problem voting with the democrats. One of the core parts of his stump speech was that he believed in bi-partisanship. He also clearly said that he was an independent that would vote for what he thought best for the state of Massachusetts.

Who did he meet with the day after he won election? None other than John McCain, which speaks volumes. Senator Brown will serve a purpose for conservatives, but he will not be an ally in the same way that DeMint is. Brown will slow down Obamantion, but he will not stop it in its entirety. Had anyone thought that he would, was fooling no one other than themselves. Brown didn't betray anyone, he stood by the principles that he laid out for himself during the campaign. While I don't agree with his vote, I understand that this is what we should expect from him.

It is Tea Time in Brighton - Tea Parties Going Global

This weekend will be the first tea party in the UK.  It will be held in Brighton on Saturday,  while their version of CPAC is going on.  The UK's deficit 12.6% of GDP, just 1/10 below Greece's.  The riots and strikes could easily spread to UK.  These are countries that have been living with quasi socialist policies for decades now, even they are getting sick of out of control spending, which limits individual freedoms.  This is what the liberal elites don't get, this isn't about party, it is about principle. 

I wonder if they will be called racists too? 

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ahh, the lessons you will learn for $40,000 - Graphic Language

This is what your kids will learn while attending Washington University in St. Louis.  It will just cost you 40 grand a year for them to learn this.  Ahh, you gotta love those liberal universities. 
From the article by Lucy Moore:

So, here goes my knowledge collected from interviewing men and women, and my observations (including those drawn from porn), which I will organize into a list of tips to be used at one’s own discretion. Remember: all men—and their penises—are different. These are not rules. Also, remember, STDs are transmitted from oral sex, too!


1. Always keep the entirety of the shaft of the penis and the head covered with something, mouth or hand. As I find that not everyone is capable of deepthroating manuevers, especially when it comes to a man who is well endowed, I often find it helpful to think of blowjobs as handjob-blowjob combos; keep your left hand on the shaft in rhythm with your mouth over the head and whatever shaft you are able to keep in your mouth.

2. Mix it up, but not too much: Try and balance trying to create a unique experience for your partner (swirling of your tongue over the head, movement of your tongue down the shaft in succession, for example) with consistent rhythm that can maintain and build an orgasm……

H/T - Gateway Pundit

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Let's Call a Rino a Rino - Romney Endorses McCain

Much has been made of Glen Beck’s keynote speech at CPAC. Bill Bennett, Mark Levin and Rush have all weighed in; saying he was too critical of republicans. Levin was especially unhappy that Beck didn’t hurl insults at the likes of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid; like name calling is productive. The gist of what Beck was saying was that a track record of policy initiatives and a proven voting record is what matters more than party affiliation.

Today the news broke that Gov. Mitt Romney has endorsed Sen. John McCain over J.D. Hayworth in the Arizona primary for the Senate seat. While J.D. is certainly not without sin, he is the more conservative of the two.

This is precisely what Beck was referring to; Mitt has jumped on the party establishment bandwagon. John McCain is patriot and an American hero, but he is a ‘when it suits me’ conservative.

Recently the senator has had a mea culpa of sorts with his support of TARP and Cap & Tax. His withdrawal of support of TARP is especially maddening. Where was this conservatism when it was really needed? I would lay odds that had he voted no in the fall of 08 he would be president today. Not that I am saying that would be a good thing, but I do believe it to be true.

Glen Beck very specifically called out McCain in his speech Saturday night. Not by name of course, but the reference was unmistakable to anyone who knows McCain’s affection for Teddy Roosevelt. McCain has a long and much proven track record of veering to the right during the election cycle, then going back to his true roots as a “progressive republican”; a phrase most recently coined by his daughter Meghan. It’s so sweet that she takes after her daddy.

This is the time that strong conservatives are sorely needed; now more than any other time in our history. Our government is addicted to tax and spend policies that are jeopardizing the future of this country. We are all too quickly headed towards Zimbabwe like inflation. The out of control spending cannot possibly be sustained. As such, we should not be accepting of politicos who have proven track records of big government policies. Nor should we be accepting of politicos who endorse them. I think that Rush, Bill, and Mark owe Glenn an apology, don’t you?

The Imploding Campaign of Charlie Crist

It is not just the poll numbers that are slip sliding away from Gov. Charlie Crist.  He has also lost top staff on his campaign for the senate.  His political director and his new media consultant have jumped ship for "new opportunities".  High level staffers don't leave a campaign for "new opportunties" unless they see the ship is sinking.  The latest polls have Crist trailing by as much as 18 points in the race for the republican nomination to the open senate seat.  Crist is the poster boy for the term RINO.  The tea party movement has rallied around the candidacy of Marco Rubio and was recently a featured speaker at CPAC. 

Crist and Rubio will be facing off at a debate on Sunday March 28.  The debate is being sponsored by Fox News.  Crist has suddenly become eager to debate and has asked for a second debate on Meet the Press; the Sunday morning news show on NBC.  Marco Rubio has been asking for a debate for months, so it is interesting that Crist has finally agreed. 

Crist has been badly hurt by being a big supporter of the stimulus package, although he is still defending the position.  Crist has recently said that the money saved 870,000 jobs in the state of Florida.  Hmm, according to the White House the stimulus created or saved 1 million jobs.  So I guess according to this logic that 87% occurred in Florida.  He may want to rethink that number. 

Crist has also been quoted as saying that there is no way he is going to lose.  I sincerely hope for his sake that he doesn't believe that, it just isn't so.  Marco Rubio will be the Republican candidate for the Florida senate seat.  Rubio is the new face of the Republican party.  A staunch conservative that will stand by his principles. 

How Low Can They Go? The Abuse Excuse & The Jobs Bill

Harry Reid spent his time on the floor of the US Senate today talking about his jobs bill. Part of the reasoning he used to pass this bill is none other than domestic violence. You see, men become abusive when they are out of work. I guess this falls into the category that they are not feeling "manly" enough and they take it out on their wives and children.

Domestic abuse is a very serious issue. Women and children are abused at alarming rates around the world. The reasons for this abuse vary. But for Harry Reid to say that the only reason why a man would become abusive is because he is out of work is simply ridiculous. There is a pathology that lies within people who are abusive. If that pathology doesn't exist within someone, it isn't going to suddenly pop up because he doesn't have a job. Many marriages fall apart due to financial difficulties, but to say that someone is going to start beating his wife because of it is yet one more example of how low the progressives are willing to go to get their way. I, for one, am sick to death of the democrats using emotional blackmail to pass legislation that will do little to nothing to help the American people. What is needed is an infusion of available credit and tax breaks to small businesses that allow them to start hiring again. 

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Porn Star Wants an Apology - Allred, James, and Tiger

Gloria Allred is at it again. After Tiger Woods made his first public comments after his indiscretions became public, one of his many mistresses held a press conference of her own. Joslyn James, the porn star, with the tears flowing, crumbled into the arms of her attorney, publicity whore, Gloria Allred. Again, this woman is a porn star. Joslyn has spent her adult life having sex with men on camera for money. She then involves herself with a married man who has two very young children. This is a man who is famous, so she knew full well that he was a husband and a new father. Yet, she expects not only an apology, but a in person apology.  Like Tiger doesn't have enough problems, he should be trying to calm down his porn star mistress.

 Gloria Allred then appeared on Fox News to say that; wait for it – "Porn stars are women too". Ok, yes they are women too. They are women who use their bodies to make money in the most intimate of ways. I have never watched porn. So, I can’t say with any sort of honesty what exactly you see and don’t see. But, it seems to me that sex is a pretty intimate thing that really isn’t meant to be shared with strangers. I understand that porn is a huge industry that makes billions of dollars every year. But, just because it makes money doesn’t make it right.

So this porn star, who can rightfully be called a slut, wants an apology. Where is the apology to Elin Woods? This relationship was taking place while Tiger’s wife was carrying his children. One comment that she made I can agree with, you can’t help who you fall in love with; but you certainly can help who you sleep with. I also don’t understand why she needs an attorney. Oh yeah, the almighty buck. Allred is exhibit A of what is wrong with our justice system. What happened to the days that when a person’s shameful behavior becomes public goes into hiding?

Ms. Allred, let me clear up a few things for you. When you knowingly get involved with a married man, he is lying. That is what they do, lie. They are lying to you, they are lying to their wife, and more than likely they are lying to themselves. They also are betraying the trust of their children. They cannot possibly be trusted. If you get involved with a married person, you deserve what you get. Tell your client to take responsibility for her own actions and get over it.

Winter Olympics Moment - Apolo Ohno

Apolo has become the most decorated American in Winter Olympic history.  He now has 7 medals, and more chances to come.  Quite an accomplishment, and the man can dance too!!  Not to mention what a cutie he is. 

Congrats Apolo!

Conservative Girl Adventures - CPAC Day 3 - Part 2 Glen Beck

CPAC 2010 came to a close last night with Glen Beck as the Keynote speaker. His speech was an impassioned one about his own trials and tribulations. He spoke about his own battles with alcoholism that caused him to lose virtually everything. He was broke; living in a one room apartment, his marriage failed which caused him to lose the everyday contact with his children. He had hit bottom. From this bottom he rebuilt his life. This was his “Come to Jesus” moment. The question that he was asking is that has the American government had theirs.

Beck didn’t hold back on republicans. He certainly wasn’t there to make nice to the GOP. And I say yeah. The GOP needs to hear that the problems that are going on in our country cannot be blamed all on one party. The truth is we are all to blame; the politicians who are out of control and the American electorate who sat by passively and allowed it to happen.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Beck without the chalkboard, which by the way got a standing O. His speech went into some history of the progressive movement, starting with Teddy Roosevelt. I read around some blogs that he is mischaracterizing Roosevelt’s presidency and ignoring the good things that President Roosevelt accomplished. As usual his point was lost on some. President Roosevelt accomplished some good things while he was in office, but a part of his legacy was the first building block of progressivism. That cannot be denied. My gosh, even Hillary Clinton has gone back to Roosevelt at different times throughout her career; a “modern day Teddy Roosevelt”. John McCain has been quoted as saying that Teddy is one of his favorites. Two progressives that start on different sides of the spectrum, but end up in the same exact place; out of control big government. Teddy Roosevelt was the President that took the first step towards big government in this country, leading us away from the founding principles of limited government that leads to individual liberty. The main point that Beck was trying to make was that party affiliation does not matter; it is the policies that matter.

He quoted the right’s beloved President Reagan and said it is still morning in America. We all just have to stand up and demand that our government start behaving in a way that will allow us to still see it.

Conservative Girl Adventures - CPAC Day 3 - Part 1 GO WEST

A very compelling man running for congress in Florida.  His tea party speech went viral over the summer.  This speech was not quite as firey, but very good all the same. 

The Patriot Room had much better seats at CPAC than I, so the pics are awesome, stop by and say hello.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Conservative Girl Adventures - CPAC Day 2 Part 3

Anyone who has previously read my blog knows how much I heart Michele Bachmann.  I have a girl crush on her.  She was the person that I was most looking forward to today.  She came out looking as beautiful as she always does.  She started out with some jokes and talked about her state of Minnesota.  I believe it was her district that had the billboard of Bush with the caption "Miss Me Yet", so she put a slide of the billboard, and then discussed our out of control debt.  She then went into an article by Charles Krauthammer that appeared in The Weekly Standard in October of 2009; Decline is a Choice.  She then went into some interesting American history from both the revolutionary war as well as WWII.  How the history of our country shows that we have always chosen ascendency instead of decline.  It was a very impassioned speech, just as I expected.  Like I said, I LOVE her. 

Conservative Girl Adventures - CPAC Day 2 Part 2

It was a great day 2 at CPAC.  Mike Pence gave an amazing speech.  I would highly recommend to anyone that can find the video, please watch.  I am going to a cocktail party now and will post again a little later. 

Conservative Girl Adventures - CPAC Day 2 Part 1

It is lunch time at CPAC.  The speeches this morning were quite inspiring.  The biggest thing that I got out of today is that I think that Mike Pence is making a run for president in 12.  His speech was amazing.  If you can find a video, please watch. 

He was truly amazing. 

Oh, and I got interviewed by the Wall Street Journal.  He wanted my opinions as a person who is new to the political activist world.  So we talked about Palin, Pawlenty, Pence, and the Tea Parties.  It was fun.  I can't wait to see what he writes; maybe my blog will get a mention!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Conservative Girl Adventures - CPAC Day 1

Today was the offical start of CPAC.  It was quite a day.  It started out with Marco Rubio.  If you have not heard of him, you don't know what you are missing.  He is a conservative dynamo.  He is smart, articulate, and a staunch conservative.  He is first generation American, his parents escaping Castro's Cuba.  I wish I lived in Florida so I could cast my vote for him.  Marco was a huge hit.  You can take a look at video at Another Black Conservative. 

Another suprise for us all was the appearance of Scott Brown; who introducted Mitt Romney.  He was greeted with thunderous applause.  As all conservatives know, he is going to slow down Obamanation.  Mitt also gave a good speech.  I personally am not a huge fan of Mitt, but I like his stance on certain topics.  I believe that he is yet again favored to win the straw poll.  He didn't get my vote, but he has won three years in a row. 

Again, I met some great people and am looking forward to tomorrow.  One of my political heros is speaking tomorrow...........Michele Bachman.  I just LOVE her. 

Here are a few of the sights

This is the reason we were there right? 

You may remember him from the tea party convention coverage.

Me stopping by Smart Girl Politics booth.

I also found a booth that was selling original buttons.  He has buttons from Reagan's first presidental election.  I didn't have any cash with me today, so I will need to stop by tomorrow.  He even had buttons from when Reagan ran for governor. 

I had some issues today, and was unable to get many photos, but I will do a better job tomorrow. 

Winter Olympics Moment - Lindsey Vonn & Julia Mancuso

The best downhill female skier in the world has finally gotten her olympic gold.  Her past showings at the olympics have been a disappointment for her.  That came to an end today.  Her teammate Julia Mancuso came away with the silver medal.  This is the first time in olympic history that US woman has won the gold medal. 

Congrats Lindsey and Julia

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

When is Enough Enough? - Leave Special Needs Kids Alone

The Family Guy took a shot at Sarah Palin's son Trig on Sunday night. If they want to go after Sarah Palin's politics, go ahead. She is a public figure and it comes with the territory. She has made a choice to be out in the limelight. She puts her belief system out there for public consumption. Her son Trig has not.

For those of you who have never been around a special needs child, here is a little lesson for you. These kids are innocent; and will remain that way for life.  They are the sweetest children; loving and caring.  They will do anything to help someone else out.  They love being around people and are always willing to help out.  Granted, not all special needs children are functional, but the majority of them are. 

They don't see danger. This is one of the biggest worries for parents. They know that their kids will not be able to protect themselves from people who will take advantage of them. These kids get their lunch money stolen from them, they get picked on, and they are ridiculed, and are constantly disappointed because they can't keep up with the other kids. This doesn't necessarily change as they become adults.

Imagine being a parent to a child that you know is always in danger of being used and victimized. Imagine what it feels like as a parent to know that you are leaving behind a child that will continue to need care once you are gone. Imagine what it feels like to know that you have to put away enough money for that child to live on. Now, imagine what it feels like to realize that it is yet again becoming acceptable in our society to make the most vulnerable amongst us a target.

Special needs people always see the good in people, even when others are showing them their worst. The next time you laugh at a television show that is poking fun at a special needs child, just remember that.

Funniest Line of the Day - Tim Kaine Edition

Tim Kaine - DNC Chair on a conference call with reporters:

"We know it's going to be a challenging and tough cycle. Historically it always is. But we're not panicked people. When a couple races don't go our way, we don't panic."

I think maybe you should be panicked. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Conservative Girl Adventures - CPAC

CPAC starts on Thursday.  I am very excited.  It is going to be a great few days.

click here for full schedule

Winter Olympics Moment - Truly an End to an Era

For the first time in 12 winter olympics a Russian couple will not be on the medal stand for pairs ice skating. 

Zhao Hongbo, Shen Xue - China

Pang Qing, Tong Jian - China

Robin Szolkowy, Aliona Savchenko - Germany 

One of the American pairs; Amanda Evora & Mark Ladwig finished 10th.  While that may not seem impressive, it was a career best for the pair.  They may not have won a medal, but they completed a dream; seizing the moment and doing the very best job that you can.  No one can ever ask anymore than that. 
Congrats Amanda & Mark

Monday, February 15, 2010

Winter Olympics Moment - Seth Westcott

Seth Westcott became the first person in history to win back to back gold medals in snowboardcross.  Now, this is a sport I have never heard of, and from the looks of it, will never, ever try. 

Congrats Seth

Buh Bayh - Sen. Bayh Retiring

Evan Bayh of Indiana has decided to call it quits.  He will be retiring at the end of this year.  Bayh has always seemed to me to be a decent man even though I didn't agree him on many issues.  This must come as a real blow to the democrats.  The filing for the Indiana primary is at noon tomorrow.  So, there will be no democratic primary.  The state party will choose a nominee. 

His statements were quite interesting:

"Congress is not operating as it should," Bayh said at a news conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, adding there's too much partisanship and "the people's business is not getting done."

Bayh said he loves public service, but does "not love Congress" and is "not motivated by strident partisanship or ideology."

He cited the Senate's recent failure to pass a jobs bill and legislation that would have created a deficit reduction commission as evidence of what he characterized as a broken political system.

"The only [way] we are able to govern successfully in this country is by liberals and progressives making common cause with independents and moderates," Bayh told ABC News. "Whenever you have just the furthest left elements of the Democratic Party attempting to impose their will on the rest of the country -- that's not going to work too well."

It would seem to me that him waiting until one day before the filing deadline was a parting shot to far left of his party.  Good for you Evan. 

Winter Olympics Moment - Hannah Kearney

I love the Olympics.  You have all these athletes that spend years training for a few minutes of competition.  The first gold medal for the US went to Hannah Kearney.  Four years ago, she didn't even make the final round for Women's Moguls.  She was up against the favorite; hometown girl Jennifer Heil who was favored to win the first gold medal ever won on homesoil for Canada. 

Congrats Hannah

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentines Day from Planned Parenthood

  Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has some valentines for you.  Do you think that this type of attitude is the reason why NOW is saying that one in three women will have an abortion? 

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Welfare Mom & Obama Voter Speaks

This is truly scary.  It is utterly amazing to me that this woman doesn't get the reason she is where she is because people like Obama are "taking care of her".  Stop smoking pot, take care of your kid and get your ass in school and your life will get better, really. 

Below I have listed a copy of a "hate mail" letter sent to my good friends at The Liberal Heretic. In the letter a welfare mom takes them to task for belittling her career choice of living on the taxpayers dollar. Let's read and then go over a few definitions.

I thought you were a bitch when I read your sight. Now I think you are a bitch and living in anohter world.

You said people should be responsable For themselves. Well all I wanted was some help raising my son, whose father walked out on me when he was 9. I deserve that much.

Thats why i voted for President Obama. He re[resents people like me. The courts gave me child support, but they didn't make my ex to see my son, or to see me. He was a good dad, I won't lie. He picked our son up every weekend and spent time with him, and i made the courts take my child support right out of his check so i always got tht.

In the mean time, I worked for a while at a restrant, and I didn't like it. I figured I was smart so I could go back to school and be a teacher or something. I went to school for a while and actually became a certified substitute teacher. Everything went good until the county (I'm not naming) set up drug testing and I failed because I sometimes smoked some pot when I got home, just to relax, but never when my son was around.

That county was full of shit. It couldn't have been in my hair sample because I hadn't smoked any of it in weeks. And its not like i would smoke it at school. So there is alot of injustise around and thats why we all voted Obama.

So anyways, my friend sends me your site and I listen to a radio show of yours where you make fun of welfare moms, and i want to tell you its not nice. I had to go on welfare because my sons father walked out on me, and I didnt do anything to deserve it. He owed me way more than child support but the corupt judge said that since we wernt legally married I couldnt get that. So ya I took money from the goverment instead. It isnt like its money from your pocket or any other right wingnut. so quit complaining about Obama. He is the best President we have ever had, and no matter what people like you say, it wont change that. he is going to help all of us who need help.

You dont so just quit wining.

We would be here all day if I went over all of her misspellings, so I will skip that and just go over a few definitions from The New American Welfare Mom Dictionary:

bitch- One who takes offense to another living off their hard earned money.

restrant- A temporary job one works at before they realize they're smart

certified substitute teacher- a certification which requires no knowledge of grammar or spelling.

injustise- when a substitute teacher is fired for smoking pot...soon to be eliminated by Obama.

welfare- money you get from the government when your babies daddy leaves you and a "corupt" judge doesn't award you all of his money...and you get fired from your teaching job for smoking pot...the money is "magical" in that it apparently doesn't come out of working Americans pockets, who evil wingnuts rumor are the employers of the government.

Obama- The best President we have ever had, who is going to help all of us who need help

This is a classic example of how Obama was elected. This is from an obviously undereducated woman who has no idea how the government and/or the courts work in our nation. She honestly thinks Obama and the liberals like him want to help her. On the contrary, they count on a continuing cycle where she and others like her will remain dependent on the same government programs their entire lives, thereby creating an uneducated class which will blindly vote them back into office so they can continue to receive their "government cheese" without having to work for it themselves. It's time to clean house this November Americans

H/T To Silent Majority No Longer

Medina and the Truthers

Debra Medina, a candidate running for the republican nomination for governor of Texas was a guest on Glen Beck's radio show today.  I have this feeling that she regrets that decision.  Apparently there have been rumors that she is a "truther". 

Glen broached that topic and her answer was

I think some very good questions raised have been raised in that regard,”. 

So Beck went a little further and asked her directly if she believed that the US government was involved in blowing up the Twin Towers on 9/11

“good questions have been raised and haven’t been answered,”
"there's some very good arguments and I think the American people have not seen all the evidence there."

Again, Beck tried to give her a chance to back away from these comments and asked her if she had advisors that were truthers.  She didn't seem to want to answer that question and said that she was not going to get involved in mind control of her staff.  She then said it was a federal issue and her campaign was about the State of Texas. 

Shortly after her interview she released this statement:

I was asked a question on the Glenn Beck show today regarding my thoughts on the so-called 9/11 truth movement. I have never been involved with the 9/11 truth movement, and there is no doubt in my mind that Muslim terrorists flew planes into those buildings on 9/11. I have not seen any evidence nor have I ever believed that our government was involved or directed those individuals in any way. No one can deny that the events on 9/11 were a tragedy for all Americans and especially those families who lost loved ones.

The question surprised me because it's not relevant to this race or the issues facing Texans. This campaign has always been about private property rights and state sovereignty. It is focused on the issues facing Texans. It is not a vehicle for the 9-11 truth movement or any other group.

The real underlying question here, though, is whether or not people have the right to question our government. I think the fact that people are even asking questions on this level gets to the incredible distrust career politicians have fostered by so clearly taking their direction from special interests instead of the people, whether it's Rick Perry and his HPV mandate or Kay Hutchison and voting for the bank bailout. It is absolutely the right and duty of a free people to question their government. Texas does not need another politician who tells you what you want to hear, then violates your liberties and steals your property anyway. I fully expect to be questioned and to be held accountable as Governor, and that's the underlying issue here: should people be questioning their government. And the answer is yes, they should be.

Her statement doesn't match what she said when being questioned.  Beck gave her the chance to back away from the initial statement and she didn't take it.  I have no way of knowing if she is indeed a truther or not, but she certainly didn't do herself any favors here.  I think she can kiss her chance of winning the nomination goodbye.

Send A Valentine To The Troops

Send a quick and free note to our troops courtsey of Xerox

H/T to MAInfo

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Conservative Dynamo Angela McGlowan For Congress

Angela McGlowan has announced her candidacy for the congressional seat in the Mississippi 1st. The seat is currently being held by Travis Childers, who won the seat in a special election in mid 2008. The seat had been reliably republican until the special election that took place after Gov. Haley Barbour sent Roger Wicker to the senate after Trent Lott stepped down at the end of 2007.

Angela is an energetic activist, author, CEO, and formerly under contract as a Fox News Analyst. Her very strong views of how minorities are being used by the Democratic Party are evident in her book Bamboozled: How Americans Are Being exploited by the Lies of the Liberal Agenda. She has been involved in the Tea Party movement; even speaking over the weekend at the convention that was held in Tennessee.

She is very certain of her views and doesn't mince words:

PRESS RELEASE – Angela McGlowan’s Anti-Incumbent Campaign Takes Off

Angela McGlowan Kicks Off Campaign for Congress

“Massachusetts was just the beginning, let the rebellion in the House of Representatives start right here in Mississippi”

Oxford, MS – Oxford native, author, and former Fox News Political Analyst, Angela McGlowan kicked off her campaign today in Mississippi’s first congressional district to take back the peoples’ seat in Congress and safeguard it against entrenched, incumbent career politicians. During her 5-city, 5-day tour of the district, McGlowan will visit with Mississippians in Oxford, Corinth, Tupelo, Columbus and Hernando.

McGlowan is the conservative pro-life, pro-gun, pro-small business Mississippi Republican who, at TEA Parties in Tupelo, Hernando and Memphis, has taken a high profile stand for working families against the liberal policies of President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, that promote big government spending, record national debt and excessive levels of taxation.

“In Massachusetts, the people rose up and reclaimed their seat in the U.S. Senate in an election that’s been compared to “the shot heard around the world,” stated McGlowan. “But that was just the beginning, let the rebellion in the House of Representatives start right here in Mississippi.

"From Oxford to Columbus, Hernando to Tupelo, we will take back the peoples’ seat in Congress and safeguard it against entrenched, incumbent career politicians. Together, we will declare to Barack Obama, and liberal incumbent politicians throughout Washington, D.C.: no more taxpayer funded bailouts of irresponsible banks, insurance companies and automakers that have already added over a trillion dollars to our national debt, no more taxpayer funded ‘stimulus’ bills, chalk-full of wasteful government spending, no more job killing, multi-trillion dollar tax increases.

“Instead, I will fight to balance the budget, significantly cut our national debt, lower taxes on working families, enact policies that reward small businessmen and women for daring to be the economic engine, job creator and backbone of our local communities, and make sure children get the education they deserve because education and economic development go hand in hand.

“And, let me be clear, no one will defend and promote our conservative Mississippi values more vigorously. You can depend on me to protect the precious right to life of the unborn, preserve the sanctity of traditional marriage, defined as the union between one man and one women, defend law-abiding gun owners from of each and every attempt by liberals in government to infringe on their Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, and help make your families secure in the face of radical Islamic terrorists sworn to the destruction of our Judeo Christian values by any means necessary.”

Hmm, it wasn't all that long ago that the Congressional Black Caucus was talking about the lack of black legislators.  I wonder if they will be backing her candidacy? 

Can We Be Grownups? Gibbs Mock Of Private Citizen Palin

As we all know by now, Sarah Palin wrote some notes on her hand during her speech at the Tea Party Convention on Saturday. Apparently, the left has found this to be a big deal. I guess it continues the narrative that she is stupid. I am not sure how one makes that leap, but ok. Maybe she just didn't have a piece of paper handy.

Bloggers from both sides of the aisle pick things that may not be really relevant to how our government is run. For example a lot has been made about Michelle Obama's work on childhood obesity. I personally find this to be a good cause.

Obesity is a real problem in our society and needs to be dealt with. Teaching children healthy eating habits is something that they will carry with them for the balance of their lives. It will allow them to be healthier as they grow into adults. For purposes of disclosure here, I have battled with an eating disorder for decades. I spent the majority of my life fighting battles with food; in my case, the lack of it. So for me, I think she is doing the right thing by giving attention to teaching kids to eat right. I want to pull my hair out when I see kids that are still in strollers drinking soda and eating candy bars. But, many on the right have been critical of her choice to highlight this issue. 

Sarah Palin has more than her fair share of criticism; some of which has come from me. I don't like some of her recent decisions, stumping for Rand Paul and John McCain as two examples. I happen to have my own view points on her making a run for the presidency that many conservatives don't agree with. I don't want her to get the nomination. I don't think that she can win for one. Another reason that I am becoming more leery of her is that it seems to me that she is getting the same type of blind loyalty and rock star status that President Obama receives (or at least did receive). It isn't healthy for any politician in America to have that type of following. To me, that isn't what America is about. As citizens of this country we are free to criticize and protest. It is our responsibility as citizens to question, not to follow blindly. That being said, I am a blogger. My words aren't showing up in living rooms across the world.

Andrea Mitchell, a "reporter" for NBC was on the morning show at MSNBC and was mocking Palin with notes written on her hand. Had Olbermann or Chris Matthews done this it would be a different thing. They are commentators, they are paid to give opinion and obviously mock. Andrea Mitchell is "journalist"; one that I had felt had a reputation of being a hard worker. She is personally liberal; fine. She is an American and has a right to her opinion. But her job is to give facts; she is not paid to give opinion or to mock.

So today, I guess Bagdad Bob Gibbs wanted to get in on the joke and showed up in the press briefing room today with his pre-snow storm grocery list written on his hand. This is even worse than what Andrea Mitchell did. He is the public face of The President of The United States. His briefings are shown all over the world. He is paid tax payer funds to perform a job that gives information to American public in regards to what the administration is up to, not to mock private citizens. This should be considered below the standards of the white house. Oh, by the way, many of us are looking for that Hope and Change too.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Liberal Logic - NOW's Reaction to Tebow Ad

The over-hyped Tebow family ad has now aired. The ad was nothing more than mom talking about almost losing her baby. It was playful and sweet. The ad was done to draw attention to the website; it never mentioned abortion. Towards the end of the ad, it looks like Tim has tackled his mother. It was a playful lighthearted family moment.  

Since the pro choice people who were screaming about this ad can't admit to having egg on their faces this is what they come up with:

In remarks that are raising eyebrows from pro-life advocates, NOW President Terry O'Neill said that bit of the ad glorified violence against women.

"I am blown away at the celebration of the violence against women in it," she told the Los Angeles Times. "That's what comes across to me even more strongly than the anti-abortion message. I myself am a survivor of domestic violence, and I don't find it charming. I think CBS should be ashamed of itself."

Abortion advocate Amanda Marcotte had this post on Twitter that has drawn a reaction from pro-life advocates:

"Hey Mom! Tried to kill you from the womb and failed. How about a blind side tackle? Violence against Moms."

One of the saddest parts of this is there was another commercial for a candy bar (snickers I think) with Betty White, who was shown to be tackled and brought down into the dirt, but NOTHING was said about this. On the newscast I saw after the game, they named this the most popular commercial of the game. Apparently, tackling little old ladies is fine with them.

This only proves that their complaint is really against a woman who chose life. Pro abortion advocates refer to people as Anti-Choice, what is closer to the truth is that they are anti-life.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Moving KSM Trial to Virginia?

I decided to go and take these pictures during daylight hours.  It will be easier to see the neighborhood that this courthouse is in.  This is where Eric Holder in his infinite wisdom is thinking about holding the trial of KSM. 

This is the courthouse

This is a condo building complex.  There are three or four of these building on this block.  These are very large buildings.  I would say that on this one block alone there are several thousand units.

This a office and retail space as well as a hotel, directly across the street from the courthouse.

More office space.  The Patent and Trade Building is around the corner from here.

More office and retail space

Yet more residental space.  All of this is within two blocks of the courthouse. 

This is the King Street Metro station.  You can see on the attached map that it is two stops from the airport and five stops from the scene of the crime; The Pentagon. 

While this is not nearly as populated as lower Manhatten, it is still densely populated and not the place for the likes of KSM and his cronies. 
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