Sunday, January 29, 2012

Marco Rubio Gives the GOP Weekly Address

I love this man.

Herman Cain Endorses Newt for President

This really shouldn't come as a surprise.  Newt and Herman have know each other for many years.  Newt is a big ideas kind of guy, and so is Herman. 

Newt has promised to keep Cain's 9-9-9 plan in the national conversation if he becomes president.  I am not sure how much this will help Newt.  The wild swing in Florida continues.  He and Romney have been trading the front runner status for more than a week now.  The latest poll has Newt back on top by less than 1/2 of 1 point.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Apology's in Advance - Hacking Issue

Maggie over at Maggie's Notebook made me aware of some hacking issues that I am experiencing as of late.  She has gotten some rather lengthy and not very nice comments using my blog's name.  I didn't write them.

So, if anyone else is getting these from "Just A Conservative Girl" I apologize in advance.  There are not from me.  They are using the email address as the email address.  That is not my email, nor do I use the one that is listed on the side of the blog as a contact when I comment.  So if either of those email addresses are coming up with comments, they are from someone else.

I had gotten an email with a long letter attached about Newt and Muslims and some other disjointed messages asking me to have the courage to print it.  I wrote back to the person that if they want their opinion out there, they should write their own blog.  This person may be the culprit.

So again, I apologize if there are any nasty comments out there.  I assume the person will get bored and move on at some point or find another target to get out their obvious anger.

Thanks Maggie for letting me know.  I apologize your spam filter got filled up with this hate.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Quote of the Day- Newt Gingrich Edition

"She lives in a San Francisco environment of very strange fantasies and very strange understands of reality."

Newt Gingrich on Nanny Pelosi's claim that she knows something that would prevent him from being president.  

Since this quote the former speaker's office has backed off this claim only to say that she knows he will never be president.  

Herman Cain's Tea Party Response to the State of the Union

Had I known this was going to be at the press club I would have gone down for it.  Oh well.  

GOP Response to State of the Union Address

I thought this was an excellent speech.  I like Mitch Daniels.  I realize he upset social conservatives, but he sees the danger of the debt and spending.  We need someone who does.  

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Get Your State of the Union Bingo Boards

Quote of the Day - Paul Roderick Gregory Edition

As someone who has professionally studied and written about comparative economics, capitalism, and socialism for almost fifty years, the reticence to probe the core beliefs of a political leader seems odd. The question is perfectly legitimate in both an academic and political context as long as we define terms and place the discussion in proper context.
By “socialist,” I do not mean a Lenin, Castro, or Mao, but whether Obama falls within the mainstream of contemporary socialism as represented, for example, by Germany’s Social Democrats, French Socialists, or Spain’s socialist-workers party?
By this criterion, yes, Obama is a socialist
Paul Roderick Gregory.

Read the entire article here.

This is the conclusion that I have come to as well.  Obama would like America to become like quasi-socialist Europe.  I say hell no, I won't go.  If that is what I wanted, I would move there.

A Little Humor before Tonight's SOTU Address

New Federal Golf Rules by the Newly Minted Golf Czar

These new golf rules will be in effect beginning January 1, 2012.
Please share with fellow golfers.

President BHO has recently appointed a Golf Czar and major rule changes in the game of golf will become effective in December 2011. This is only a preview as the complete rule book (expect 2000 pages) is being rewritten as we speak. Here are a few of the changes.

Golfers with handicaps:
- below 10 will have their green fees increased by 35%.
- between 11 and 18 will see no increase in green fees.
- above 18 will get a $20 check each time they play.

The term "gimmie" will be changed to "entitlement" and will be used as follows:
- handicaps below 10, no entitlements.
- handicaps from 11 to 18, entitlements for putter length putts.
- handicaps above 18, if your ball is on green, no need to putt, just pick it up.

These entitlements are intended to bring about fairness and, most importantly, equality in scoring. In addition, a Player will be limited to a maximum of one birdie or six pars in any given 18-hole round. Any excess must be given to those fellow players who have not yet scored a birdie or par. Only after all players have received a birdie or par from the player actually making the birdie or par, can that player begin to count his pars and birdies again. The current USGA handicap system will be used for the above purposes, but the term "net score" will be available only for scoring those players with handicaps of 18 and above.

This is intended to "re-distribute" the success of winning by making sure that in every competition, the above 18 handicap players will post only "net score" against every other player's "gross score". These new Rules are intended to CHANGE the game of golf.

Golf must be about Fairness. It should have nothing to do with ability, hard work, practice, and responsibility. This is the "Right thing to do."

Monday, January 23, 2012

Quote of the Day - Madonna Edition

"I say to my daughter, 'That outfit is a little bit too risqué or revealing' and she looks at me and says, 'That's rich coming from you.'"
Madonna on her teenage daughter dressing habits.  Oh, the irony.  Now that it is her child that is dressing on the slutty side, she doesn't think it is as cute.

Quote of the Day - President Obama Edition Part 13

"should not intrude on private family matters."
President Obama on the government's role on anniversary of Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion across the country.

Hmm, he seems perfectly fine with the government interfering with people's deeply felt beliefs about forcing people to pay for birth control against their wishes.  He seems perfectly fine with making people who want no children to pay for fertility treatments with their insurance costs.  He seems perfectly fine with the government telling religious organizations that they have to pay for things that go against their beliefs. Those beliefs are a private family matter are they not?


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Steven Tyler and the National Anthem

This is making its way around the net.  He certainly didn't do a great job, but it was still better than others have done in the past.  He botched one sentence.

This is a very difficult song to sing, it seems to me that they may want to start having people pre-record it and lipsynch for really big occasions.

For some reason this video says NFC game, but he sang at the AFC game in Boston.

A not so sincere congrats to the Pats who will move onto the Superbowl in two weeks.

Gabby Giffords Stepping Down from Congress

Congresswoman Giffords announced today that she will be resigning her congressional seat this week.  It has been more than year since she was shot in the head and suffered traumatic brain injuries from the bullet.  She has made a remarkable recovery so far, and every American wishes her Godspeed in her recovery.

She is correct, her district should have their voices heard in congress, this is the right thing to do for everyone concerned.

Best of luck to you Gabby.

Quote of the Day - Charles Krauthammer Edition Part 3

"If Newt Gingrich wins the presidency, John King is going to have a gilded seat in the White House briefing room. It's going to be an endowed chair."
Too funny.   

Newt Talks Victory in South Carolina

His win was decisive.  His win was a smack down to the media who kept saying that Romney was inevitable.  While I still think that the nomination is most likely going to go to Romney, at least he will be forced to work for it.

I have issues with Newt, some pretty serious ones.  I don't like the fact that he cheated on two wives.  It is a question of his character as well as his judgement.  But, two of the people he hurt the most are his daughters, and they have forgiven him and moved on.  But Newt does something that all conservatives wish Dubbya had done more of, stand up to the biases in the media.

Another big surprise for me was Ron Paul coming in last, he has a massive machine and with this being an open primary, Paul's crossover voters could have come out in force.

Onto to Florida

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Newt for President?

It has been many decades since the winner of South Carolina didn't go on to win the nomination.  So will it be Newt edging out Romney in the end?  Only time will tell.  

At least it is interesting.  

Here is picture of Team Newt that worked hard today making phone calls down to South Carolina to get out the vote.  

Newt's headquarters is based here in Virginia.  

The final vote tally is not in yet, but as it stands right now, Newt is up by double digits.  The real fight seems to be for third between Ron Paul and Rick Santorum.  

Some Heartwarming News - Elizabeth Smart Engaged to be Married

Happy endings are always so nice.  We don't get nearly as much good news as we should.  This is a very happy ending.  

Elizabeth Smart, kidnap and abuse victim, is getting married after she graduates from Bringham Young University later this year.  She has not only survived her ordeal, but she has thrived into a beautiful and gracious young woman.  

Good for her.  Best Wishes Elizabeth on a long and happy marriage and bless you for all the work you are doing for missing and exploited children.  

Friday, January 20, 2012

Etta James Dead

An American treasure has left us.

And of course:

Rest in Peace Etta

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Newt V. John King

I wonder how long he prepared this comeback?  He had to know it was coming, and it was no surprise that it was question 1.  

I don't think it was out of bounds to ask it, but you have to love Newt's ability to stand the heat.  

Here is my view, cheating is a sign of character.  There is no way around that.  But the truth is that this is old news.  He doesn't run from, he doesn't excuse it, and it seems that he has changed his heart and his life.  The two people who got hurt the most by his behavior, his children, have let it go and it is time the rest of us do as well.  I feel sorry for his second wife.  She slept with a married man, broke up a marriage, hurt two children, then acts shocked when he did the same to her.  There is such a thing called kharma.  

Finally, Some Truth from Bob Beckel - Liberals Created Dependent Society with Well Meaning Social Programs

Well, bless his heart for finally admitting it.  I have never said that there wasn't a certain amount of sincerity in the creation of these programs, but that doesn't change the fact that overall, they are a failure.  They don't help the people.  It just keeps them in or near poverty.  For instance, the reason that people who have been on food stamps for a long period of time have difficulty getting off is the fact that if you make even $5 more than the very low amount it takes to qualify they cut you off completely.  That $5 extra isn't going to make you able to afford to buy your own food on a permanent basis, but you become disqualified.  So what is the answer?  Don't make that $5.  It keeps people living off the taxpayer's dime instead of giving them a helping hand.  It isn't easy to get out poverty, but it can be done.  The government must stop putting people in the position that welfare programs are the only alternative.  

And Then There were Four - Perry Suspends His Campaign

It was just a matter of time.  Rick Perry has decided to end his campaign for president.  He has thrown his support behind Newt.  

Perry was never able to rebound from his poor debate performances.  My own opinion had been it made no difference what type of president he would be if he were unable to beat Obama.  If he had another Oops moment in a nationally televised one on one debate with Obama, we would be guaranteed another four years of  The One.  

If people are truly worried about a Romney candidacy, this needed to be done to stop splitting the Anyone But Romney Vote.  Now, we just need to get Santorum to do the same.  Get this race to Ron Paul, Romney, and Newt and see who comes out on top.  

Quote of the Day - VP Biden Edition

"the Giants are on their way to the Super Bowl," 

VP Biden speaking at fundraising event in San Francisco.   

For those that are not following the NFL the San Francisco 49's are playing the New York Giants on Sunday for a place in the Superbowl.  

The San Francisco Giants are a baseball team.  

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Reason 15,893 to Home School

The NEA among others have come out with new guidelines for teaching sex education to our children.  While the report doesn't specifically say this, I doubt that this will be opt-in.

Lets begin with what will be taught to your 5-7 year-olds:

They should be able to properly name both male and female anatomy, they should be able to talk about all different types of families, and show respect for these families.  They also need to be able to talk about and demonstrate how media influences how boys and girls think and act.
7-10 year-olds:

They should be able to define sexual orientation, and be able to name parents or adults that can help them understand sexual orientation.

Apparently, the worry is that right now, only about 3.1 hours is spent talking to elementary school children about HIV/Aids, pregnancy, and STD prevention.  Silly me, I didn't think I needed to talk to a five-year old about STD prevention.  I am so out of it.
Here is one of my favorites:
By completion of the eighth grade, the report says, students should be able to “[d]ifferentiate between gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation,” “[e]xplain the range of gender roles,” and “[d]efine emergency contraception and its use.”
Upon completion of middle school, students should be able to “[a]nalyze external influences that have an impact on one’s attitudes about gender, sexual orientation and gender identity”; “[a]ccess accurate information about gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation”; “[c]ommunicate respectfully with and about people of all gender identities, gender expressions and sexual orientations”; “[e]xplain the health benefits, risks and effectiveness rates of various methods of contraception, including abstinence and condoms”; and “[d]escribe the steps to using a condom correctly.”
I am not naive enough to think that kids don't have questions about sex or are not tempted to experiment.  Their bodies are changing and many kids hit puberty in the eighth grade and they start to have sexual feelings.  I get that.  I also get that kids are much more advanced in many areas then I was at that age.  But I will tell you, the very last thing I wanted to talk about, let alone participate in at that age was the down and dirty details of sex.  I was horrified whenever anyone brought it up.  I wasn't ready at that age, plain and simple.  I get that not all kids will be like that, but there will be children who are just not ready for these types of conversations and to force it upon them is abusive.
And by the time they graduate from high school students should be expected to “[d]efine emergency contraception and describe its mechanism of action” and “[a]ssess the skills and resources needed to become a parent.”
Also included in the guidelines are the following: “Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of abstinence and other contraceptive methods, including condoms”; “Access medically-accurate information and resources about emergency contraception”; “Compare and contrast the laws relating to pregnancy, adoption, abortion and parenting”; and “Describe potential impacts of power differences (e.g., age, status or position) within sexual relationships.”
Well, at least they are willing to talk about adoption over abortion and abstinence.  I guess I should take some comfort in that.  But never fear, the NEA, in all of its infinite wisdom, has partnered with Planned Parenthood and GLSEN to help write these guidelines.  Thank heavens, they contacted the experts in giving our children moral guidance.  /sarc.

You can read the report here to get a gander at the glossary they provide.  Ooh, can't wait.   Bedtime reading.

Quote of the Day - Michael Williams Edition

"The moral fiber in our community is dwindling, if not now, when? Because its pajama pants today, next it will be underwear tomorrow."
Commissioner Michael Williams of Caddo Parish on his proposed ban on wearing pajamas  in public.
Wew, now we know why there are no morals in our society anymore, it is pajamas.  Ban those dreaded pj's!!  They are going to be the downfall of western civilization as we know it.  

I would not wear my pajamas out in public, but this is taking the nanny state a little too far.  

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Twitter Response to GOP Debate

This was interesting.  Romney didn't come off as believable.  Going by this, Newt did better than Santorum.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Newt Vs. Juan Williams One of the best moments of the GOP Debate

Quote(s) of the Day - Debating on MLK Day Edition

On the 2008 democrat presidential debate held on MLK day:

“It is fitting this final South Carolina Democratic Presidential debate will take place on the day South Carolina and the nation honor Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Former House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn

“What better tribute to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. than to host such an important educational event on the day we celebrate his birthday,” 
 Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Mississippi

Fast forward to 2012 to the republican debate being held on MLK  Day.  

“The Republicans are scheduling their debate [for] Monday, Martin Luther King Day, without any regard, whatsoever, [for] the civil rights issues that this state has faced,

South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Dick Harpootlian 

“It is an irony that they are having a debate on Martin Luther King Day, when all of them are running on state’s rights.”

Jesse Jackson

Apparently memories are short.  Hypocrites.  

Huntsman Suspends Campaign for President

Gov. Huntsman has said his farewell after a disappointing third place finish in New Hampshire.  He never really had a chance in this cycle.  For good or bad, his appointment from President Obama was not something the grassroots looked too kindly upon.  

Perry shouldn't be too far behind.  

The MLK that Al Sharpton Doesn't Want You To Remember

Al Sharpton doesn't want you to remember the Dr. King that talked about personal responsibility.  The MLK that wanted people to take control of their own lives.  That once the walls came down it was up to you to make your life better.  The MLK who wanted people just to be given a fair shake, not special privileges, rights that don't exist.

Rest in Peace Dr. King.  We have a long way to go before your dream comes true.  We still have the Al Sharpton's of the world that wants to portray the black community as victims instead of a strong people who have the God-given capacity of making their way in the world.  That they are fully capable of showing an ID to vote.  They are fully capable of finding jobs based on merit instead of affirmative action that is based solely on skin color.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Rick Santorum on Fox News Sunday

Santorum talks about his recent endorsement of the Evangelic groups.  After this listening to this interview I am more convinced then ever he is a big government conservative.  It is a mute point for me as I have only two choices on my primary ballot (Paul and Romney) but there is no way I could vote for this man.

He talks about states rights then immediately turns around and says that he would push for a national right to work law.  That is a state issue that the federal government has no right to be involved in.  Truly stunning.

SNL Skit on Romney & Christie

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Video - Focus on the Family Broncos Playoff Game Commercial

Focus on the Family took advantage of the media surrounding Tim Tebow and his values of God and family.  This is a great commercial.


Quote of the Day - A NCO, a Gentlemen, and a Marine Edition

While I do not think it is this horrific act that should ruin their lives forever, it is not an acceptable act whatsoever. We (The United States and Marines) pride ourselves on our professionalism and defending the greatest Country in the World. We became the mighty United States of America by standing on morals and principles that are above this type of behavior. I will probably anger some of my friends by saying this, but if people stop looking at this from an emotional perspective (on both sides of the debate) and start looking at it from a logical one, they will see that if we celebrate this type of behavior we lower ourselves to their level and are no better than the indecent animals we are fighting.
Marine Ron.  

Ron has walked a mile in their shoes.  He is in Afghanistan as I write this.  He has been told he has to have a sit down with his men that peeing on dead bodies is not acceptable.  Something he shouldn't be wasting his time on.  

This has never been about the Taliban who were killed, it has always been about our military and how we view ourselves and our values.  

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Quote of the Day - Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Edition

“It is worse than our immigration policies, you can’t break up rat families or racoons and all the rest, and you can’t even kill them. It’s unbelievable.”

Ken Cuccinelli on D.C. Wildlife Protection Act which into effect in 2011.

You see, you are no longer allowed to kill those pests that get into your home.  You must capture them humanely.  Not only must you capture the one in your home, you then have to go and find the whole family.  Mrs. Rat and Jr have to be kept with him.  They then have to relocate them.  But, since rats are able to find their way back to their locations from about 25 miles, the only way to get rid of them when you are in D.C. is to bring them to Virginia (I guess Maryland, too).  So I already have to deal with the rats who occupy congress, I get the real rats from D.C. too.


Tebowing Shot of the Day

Tebowing still seems to be the talk of the town.  Here is the latest.  Tebowing - Military Style.

The Land of the Free & The Home of the Brave

This video is making it rounds around the internet.  It appears that some marines that are based out of Camp Lejeune are urinating on the dead bodies of Taliban fighters. If this is true and this really is what they did these men need to face military justice.  Standing up and saying that this behavior is unacceptable is not an indication that you are a fan of the Taliban.

Sadly, many are not only justifying this behavior but they are celebrating it.  Some comments that I have seen have gone as far as to say they should have taken a "dump" on them and used the Koran as toilet paper.  They are being celebrated as heroes.

Nothing about this is heroic.  We have the greatest military force on the face of the earth.  One of the reason that we have that is discipline.  Discipline that men follow the orders of their superiors.  Discipline that teaches them about honor and service to our nation. Discipline that gives them the courage to go into a theatre of war.  A type of discipline that so many others in our society are sorely lacking, that the rest of pay high prices in the forms of entitlement programs and crime.

What these marines did was endanger the lives of men and women serving in Afghanistan.  This video will not only be seen by people in the United States. This will be seen all over the world.  It will continue the message that the likes of al Qaeda sends that we are evil, or the Iranian version of the great satan.

America has stood up to tyranny all over the world.  We have freed millions upon millions people from the likes of Hitler and other evil men.  We went toe to toe with the likes of Stalin.  We won the cold war without firing a shot because we stood by our principles.  All life has dignity and everyone deserves the chance to experience freedom.  We scoff at the other leaders of the world who deny their citizens basic human rights.  We set up radio stations around the world to give people hope that one day they would experience the same types of human rights that we espouse. We have people fighting tooth and nail in this country to protect our freedoms that many believe are eroding before our eyes.

There is evil in the world, no one can deny that.  But do we overcome it by doing this?  I believe in American   exceptionalism.  I honor the troops for the service that they provide to our country.  I expect that they live up to that honor.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bob McDonnell's State of the Commonwealth Address

Last summer, we all collectively held our breaths as we watched the debt limit fight in Washington. Today we face a volatile Euro and international unrest.
Uncertainty is the new certainty.While we cannot control what Congress or Europe do, we must prepare as well as possible for the future changes that are certain to come.
That is what I have tried to do in the introduced budget.
The budget does not raise taxes.
Rather, it forces state government to set priorities, live within its means and plan for the future, something I wish our federal government would do.
I am asking you to put $50 million into a newly created Federal Action Contingency Trust (FACT) Fund. This fund will help us to handle impacts from the necessary and likely future federal spending cuts, and to take prudent action to help diversify our economy. I am also proposing we enhance our cash reserves by doubling the Rainy Day Fund to over $600 million by the end of FY 2014.
We will also eliminate the accelerated sales tax policy for 96 percent of merchants, by allocating $50 million in FY 2012. My goal is to get rid of this unfair policy by the time I leave office.
Together, these budget strategies provide structural balance, reduce unfunded liabilities and invest in job creation, transportation and higher education; ideas well received during our visit to the three bond rating agencies in New York last Friday with your money committee leaders.
Read the entire speech here.  

This is the press conference announcing the legislative agenda for the upcoming session of the legislator.  

I am willing to take a wager that this man will be the VP nominee.  

Daylight Come and Harry Belafonte Wants to Go Home

"I’m very cautious of the fact that those who think he has some second agenda and only if he could be given a second term for us to see the new light, new things will be revealed, new efforts will be made to take us to a place other than where we’ve been and where we languish. I just don’t trust that. I don’t believe that’s a safe way and accurate way to look at this scenario. If there was the kind of moral compass serving Barack Obama the way we hoped, the moral force would have helped him make choices, the absence of that force in his equations, that barometer to guide him when he has to make these decisions that are hugely complicated, he should have come to the table with the things that would have helped us in this moment of crisis."
It seems that President Obama hasn't been socialist enough for big Hugo Chavez fan, Harry Belafonte.   

Day Oh

Flotus and the Angry Black Woman Stereotype

Michelle Obama doesn't think it is right that she has been stereotyped as an "Angry Black Woman".  I have never referred to her in that manner.  I don't really refer to anyone in that manner.

So Michelle, I will do my best to stand up whenever I hear someone call you a Angry Black Woman.  I will just tell them to say that you are a far left loon.

Feel better?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ho Hum, Romney Wins NH Primary

This was expected.  The only suspense was going to be how many points the victory would be.  At this point with 73% reporting he is 14 points ahead.  The real contest in NH was going to be for second place.  I had thought we may have had a surprise with Huntsman pulling it out, but the polling was correct and Ron Paul came in second.

I thought this was one of Mitt's best speeches.  I also think that he surviving all the shameful, shameful attacks from Newt and Perry is going to help him down the road.  I think it is very unlikely that anyone will catch him for the nomination.  I still won't vote for him.  But he will be the nominee.

Quote of the Day - Victoria Nuland Edition

“We’ve seen this press report. I would say that it is one member of the Muslim Brotherhood. We have had other assurances from the party with regard to their commitment not only to universal human rights, but to the international obligations that the Government of Egypt has undertaken.”
Victoria Nuland, Spokesperson for the Department of State, on the statement by the deputy leader of the Muslim Brotherhood that under no circumstances will they recognize Israel.  

If you had already not accepted the fact that this administration is naive to the point of dangerous I don't think you need to look much further.    Nothing to see here folks, just keep moving along.  Forget about the Coptic Christians who are being routinely driven from their homes and killed.  Forget about the people who are still being beaten in the streets.  They respect human rights.  The Obama administration says so.

Monday, January 9, 2012

What Jay-Z Really Thinks of the 99%

Over the weekend Jay-Z and Beyonce became the proud parents of a healthy baby girl, Blue Ivy.  Wonderful, good for them.  It is nice to see a high-powered couple happily married and bringing children into the world.  

Jay-Z is a big supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement.  He wants to pay more taxes.  Why exactly he just doesn't fill out a 1040 EZ and pay the full 35% is beyond me, but he wants to see more tax dollars go to the "underprivileged".  Of course the meaning of underprivileged is a relative term.  

Jay-Z is also a man who decided to sell T-Shirts for the Occupy Wall Street movement on his Roca-Wear website, but didn't feel the need to share the profits with the movement.  After being publicly shamed, the shirts came down off his clothing line's website.  As far as anyone knows, no profits off what were sold was ever given to the movement.  

But, getting back to his daughter.  She made her way into the world at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan.  One of the busiest hospitals in the most populated city in America.  The Carter's (Jay-Z's given name) pulled out all the stops to protect the privacy of their new bundle of joy.  While I completely agree that no woman would ever want pictures of her in the middle of child birth to show up on some rag paper for worldwide consumption.  Who can blame them.  They wanted to protect their baby.  I would want to do the same. 

So they decided to make sure no one could bother them.  They hired security and bought out the entire floor of the hospital to ensure the big moment was a private family affair.  The problem is that the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was also on that floor.

Newborn and preemies that are fighting for their lives were on that floor.  Parents who are dealing with the stress of having a child in that precarious position had to deal with their security.  

Neil Coulon, 38, of Brooklyn said the stress of his wife delivering two premature girls was tripled by Beyoncé’s bodyguards treating Lenox Hill Hospital like an exclusive nightclub.
Coulon griped that he’s been repeatedly barred from the sixth-floor neonatal intensive care unit, once for 20 minutes, by the superstar couple’s private security.
He said bodyguards wearing headsets even cleared the sixth floor waiting room, booting his relatives out.

He goes on
:“I know they spent $1.3 million and I'm just a contractor from Bed-Stuy, but the treatment we received was not okay,” Coulon said. “My wife is just terribly upset. She had a C-section. She gave birth to twins. She is sore. Nobody needs this.”
No brand new mom of preemies who are dealing with their babies in distress should be forced to deal with this.  It is reported that they paid $1.3 million dollars for the floor.  For that kind of money she could have gone to a more private hospital setting and given birth there instead of inconveniencing stressed out parents.  

Hey occupiers, this is what he really thinks of the 99%.  Oh, and by the way, blue is a color, not a name.  

Tavis Smiley Getting a Taste of the Race Card

Tavis Smiley, a favorite of mine, is getting a taste of the leftist use of the race card.  Smiley is an activist for issues within the black community.  He wants the issues of poverty and high unemployment addressed.  While he and I agree on that, we strongly disagree with ways in which to accomplish them.  When I talk about the president and how his policies are failing, I get called a racist.  

Well, Mr. Smiley is seeing how annoying it is to have your dissent thrown back in your face.  Smiley was scheduled to be a speaker at a celebration remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King and he has been summarily dismissed.  Why?  He has been critical of the president.  

It doesn't seem to matter that Smiley has a point and the needs of the black community have not been addressed under this administration.  The unemployment numbers are reaching historical proportions, the levels of people becoming dependent upon food stamps is growing and has long since reached record numbers.  

The latest numbers are that more than 26% of those on food stamps are black, while they only make up 12.6% of the total population.  That is a staggering number.  Smiley has the right to be outraged at these numbers.  The black community is falling further behind, partially due to the 'great recession", but that is far from the only reason.  

But, apparently, he is not allowed to say so.  Heaven forbid a left leaning black man say anything against "The One".  The great black hope, that has done nothing to deserve that title.  He has done nothing to help that community address the real issues that are plaguing them.  Of course he is the president of the entire country, but there were expectations of what he would do for the black community.  

Both he and Michelle have not really addressed some of the real issues.  Poor educational choices (oh, that's right, they don't believe in choice except when it comes to abortion), rising unemployment, 72% of all children are born to single mothers.  Study after study has shown that babies born into single homes are far more likely to face a life of poverty and are less likely to get a college degree.  Without a good education the chances of lifting yourself out of poverty become almost non-existent.  None of these issues have been addresses by the first family.  

It has been extremely disappointing to see the first black president who by all appearances has a close family unit not addressing the problems within their own community.  He has the perfect platform to stand up and talk about being involved in your child's life.  He grew up without a dad, he knows how that can affect a child.  He knows how that can affect the financial stability within a family.  Yet he says very little.  Michelle should be out making these points, yet she has chosen to worry about obesity.  Not fitness, but obesity.  She has chosen to help create one size fits all government programs to address these issues and force the non obese to comply to them as well.  She spends little to no time addressing the family unit.  

Well Tavis, welcome to my world.  Saying anything against this president means one thing and one thing only, you are a raaaaacist.  The so called black leaders in this country are more interested in appearances than calling the president out on these issues.  Remember when Emanuel Cleaver said this?

“If (former President) Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House, there is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president.”
So you see Tavis, it has never been about whether the president is addressing the issues.  It is about you knowing your place.  You are not allowed to criticize his holiness.  You are not allowed to the leave the democratic plantation; pointing out that all the poor get under this president is more handouts that keep them dependent.  He is the great black hope, just ignore the fact that his hope and change has been a big fat failure.  As I said, welcome to my world.  

As an aside, maybe Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich were not too far off about there comments there Tavis.  They just may have been on to something.  

Occupy Wall Street Quote of the Day - Edition 11

"When we do march in the street, our intent is largely civil disobedience. People will be arrested, and a permit doesn't really help,"

Mario Lozada on Occupy DC's refusal to get a permit for their March on January 17.  

Sunday, January 8, 2012


It seems that more and more people are getting the hang of Tebowing.  The CBS Postgame show after Tim Tebow throws the winning touchdown to advance the Broncos over the Steelers.

Good for you Tim.

Tony Blankley Dead at 63

Tony Blankley lost his battle with stomach cancer today.  He was 63.  Blankley was formerly a D.A., an editor at The Washington Times, Press Secretary for Newt Gingrich, and served in the Reagan administration.  A conservative who understood the greatness of America and wanted to see it preserved.

Newt's response:

Here is him at his best, smacking down liberals:

Rest in Peace Tony.  You will be missed.

Military Wife Gets a Surprise in Chick-Fil-A

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SNL Rick Santorum Skit

As always they go too far, but for the most part it is pretty funny.  Enjoy it for what it is, satire.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Quote of the Day - Judge Davis Edition

“Counting the signature of Bugs Bunny is something only a lawyer could make seem OK."
Waukesha County Circuit Judge J. Mac Davis on the decision of  the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board to not check signatures turned in for the recall of Governor Scott Walker.  

Friday, January 6, 2012

Voter ID Problem Solved

The number that the left keep throwing out is that 11% of people of voting age don't have a valid ID in this country.  (I find that number very hard to believe).

Let's set up a fund and get them one.  Problem solved.

Quote of the Day - President Obama Edition Part 12

But when Congress refuses to act, and as a result, hurts our economy and puts our people at risk, then I have an obligation as President to do what I can without them. (Applause.) I’ve got an obligation to act on behalf of the American people. And I’m not going to stand by while a minority in the Senate puts party ideology ahead of the people that we were elected to serve. (Applause.) Not with so much at stake, not at this make-or-break moment for middle-class Americans. We’re not going to let that happen.
President Obama on why it is ok for him to be a dictator.   

What is really scary are the people applauding.  We have checks and balances for a reason, people.

Quote of the Day - Eugene Robinson Edition

"I mean, his numbers (Obama's) are going up as the Republican party's numbers come down. And I think it's due to the fact that the president has more aggressively and more definitively, I would hope, positioned himself as with the people, as with the 99%, or the 99.99% in this case. It's a smart political move on the president's part and I think a sincere move because I do think if you think of his background, for example, he did not lead a privileged upbringing. His family was on food stamps for a while. He earned what he has in life, and I think he appreciates it,"
Eugene Robinson on how Obama is the 99%, despite being a multi-millionaire.  I guess you can have lots of money and still be the 99% if you were not born into it.  Self made millionaire's are exempt from the 1%.  

All these rules, it is hard to keep up. 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

And They Say Conservatives are Anti-Science

I have heard many times that conservatives are anti-science.  This is an accusation thrown around mainly in the concept of global warming or climate change, whatever it is being called today.  We are told that the science is "settled".  Well, that really isn't true.  There are scientists who say that it isn't man-made.  So I would say that it isn't settled.  I don't automatically dismiss the idea of it, but I think that before we spend boatloads of money we should be sure.  

I have also been told that homosexuality is a genetic thing.  Sorry, but there is no proof that it is.  It may very well be, but at this point there is no "gay" gene.  From what I have read, the scientific community seems to believe that there are a variety of factors that goes into homosexuality.  
When all of the work being done to understand causes is put together, the question about what causes homosexuality seems best answered as follows. 
First, science does not have a firm answer that everyone in the field of science let alone everyone else can agree on. The origins of homosexuality are still not clearly understood by scientists.
Most researchers agree that homosexuality is multi-causal and complex; many factors contribute to the development of same-sex attraction. Most researchers, including Dr. Dean Hamer, the "gay gene” researcher who is himself a gay man, agree that homosexuality is due to a combination of social, biological, and psychological factors. Dr. Hamer has said, "Genes are hardware…the data of life’s experiences are processed through the sexual software into the circuits of identity. I suspect the sexual software is a mixture of both genes and environment, in much the same way the software of a computer is a mixture of what’s installed at the factory and what’s added by the user (P. Copeland and D. Hammer (1994) The Science of Desire. New York: Simon and Schuster.)”
 So there seems to be choice involved in it.  So I would like to know why teachers in California have decided that they are going to liberate children of gender.  Liberate you from your gender?  Gender isn't a choice.  It is biological.  This is abusive to young children. They are trying to teach them that biology doesn't matter.  The goal according to the union is that children should feel liberated from stereotypes.  So do we dress our little boys in skirts to send them to school?  Where exactly is this going to lead?  This is the slippery slope of liberalism.  We take young children who are in the process of figuring out who they are and where they belong in the world, and we confuse them more than they already are.  We get them questioning who they are and the values that they are being taught at home by their parents, who by the way should be teaching those values.  

Gender is never choice.  It is biological.  There are hormones that are different between males and females, our body parts are different, we have different functions when it comes to reproduction.  Teaching children that is basic science.  Gender is not in your head.  It isn't a state of mind.  You have a penis or you don't.  Even if you decide to have surgery to "change" your gender, it cannot be done without changing your hormones.  Which says that it is biological.  It further proves that it is science.  

We are blurring the lines between males and females and what is the end game here?  It wasn't all that long ago that homosexuality was considered a mental illness.  That all changed when people started to "normalize" it.  While some may think that I am going a bridge too far with this comparison but I truly believe this is just another step in trying to normalize pedophilia the same way that they normalized homosexuality.  

If you are the parent of young children in the public school system in California you need to stand up to this nonsense.  The school system has no right to "liberate" your child of their God-given gender.  This is just one more way that the far left is interfering with the parent child relationship and pushing an agenda that is detrimental to the core family unit in this country.  It must be stopped.  

The only real cure to this is to get a movement going to get more conservatives involved in the school systems, the unions, and the school boards.  We should be teaching our children how to think critically, not that their gender is a state of mind.  

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Michele Bachmann Suspends her Campaign

I think she did the right thing.  She was just a distraction at this point and she had no clear path to the nomination.  On top of that she was out of money.  

I also really liked this speech.  I heart Michele, this just wasn't her time.  

Rick Perry Suspends his Campaign

This comes as a real shock to me.  He has the money to continue.  He has a good message for South Carolina, so I don't get why he is so willing to throw in the towel this early.

Rick Santorum's Speech in Iowa

Congrats to Senator Santorum.  He pulled out a real surprise in Iowa.  He came up a little short, but no one can take away his victory here.  I had said about a month ago he would do better than the polls were showing. He is a social conservative, the main base of GOP voters in Iowa.  He has moved himself into a position for the VP slot.  If Romney is indeed the nominee (which is looking more and more likely) he will need a conservative to balance out the ticket if he has any shot of getting the base out for him.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

President Carter Gives Advice to Obama on Re-election


Reason 12,834 to Home School

Virginia just can't seem to keep out of the news lately.  The latest outrage is a bunch of third graders wrote a little diddy they performed in October.  Now, if I am not mistaken a third grader is about 8 or so.  The school says the kids came up with these lyrics totally on their own:

Some people have it all
But they still don’t think they have enough
They want more money
A faster ride
They’re not content
Never satisfied
Yes — they’re the 1 percent
I used to be one of the 1 percent
I worked all the time
Never saw my family
Couldn’t make life rhyme
Then the bubble burst
It really, really hurt
I lost my money
Lost my pride
Lost my home
Now I’m part of the 99
Some people have it all
But they still don’t think they have enough
They want more money
A faster ride
They’re not content
Never satisfied
Yes — they’re the 1 percent
I used to be sad, now I’m satisfied
’Cause I really have enough
Though I lost my yacht and plane
Didn’t need that extra stuff
Could have been much worse
You don’t need to be first
’Cause I’ve got my friends
Here by my side
Don’t need it all
I’m so happy to be part of the 99
Yeah, I really buy that a group of eight-year-olds came up with this, all by their lonesomes.  On their website, Kid Pan Alley has songs from previous engagements that they have had around the country, some of the songs are named, Christmas in Tennessee, Stinky Socks, Bouncing of the Bottom, and Whispering in Spanish.  So normally these songs take on the silliness and innocence of childhood, yet this particular class wanted to write about the 99%.  
Our public school system should not be a place to push a political agenda.  No matter who is pushing it.  At the age of eight children should be learning how to think and at this point basic information about math, science, improving their reading and writing skills.  Instead the public schools have become a place where parents are forced to entrust their children to people who have an agenda, and to heck with the fact that some parents may not agree with that agenda.  Why are they teaching young children about class warfare?  There is a time and place for these discussions with young children, and a public school is neither that place nor the time in which to engage young, impressionable children about concepts they can't possibly understand at such a tender age.  
Values should be taught at home.  The fact that the school is defending this is reason enough to home school if at all possible.  

Monday, January 2, 2012

There is no low for the left - The Bitter and Amoral Attack on the Santorum Family's Mourning

Alan Colmes went lower than low with his attack on the way the Santorum family chose to mourn the loss of their baby boy; Gabriel, who died shortly after childbirth.  

I personally have never lost a child, but I have watched others who have.  My best friend died while we were teenagers and another woman I know lost a six week old to SIDS.  Mourning a child is a deeply personal issue and how a family that is grieving that horrible loss have the right to mourn that loss in the way they feel is best for their family.  Rick and Karen Santorum felt that their other children needed to be part of the process of saying goodbye to baby Gabriel.  They needed to see him and have a chance to say goodbye.  While it may not be the way that others would choose to handle it, it was their right as they are their children.  They hurt no one else, they broke no laws and even the hospital thought it would be good for them in dealing with their grief.  

What Alan Colmes is probably the most upset about is the fact that they didn't abort the child the moment they found out he wouldn't live.  But of course they said that their daughter Bela, who is now two, wouldn't live either.  

Any liberal who is not condemning these comments is a bad as Mr. Colmes is.  Alan Colmes has no right to tell a family how to mourn the loss of a newborn baby.  They said good-bye the best way they could and did what they thought was right by God and their other children.  

Shame on you Mr. Colmes,  shame on you.  

Is Hero a Miracle Dog?

A very touching story of love, moving on, and God's grace.  Enjoy!!

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

And Speaking of a Sense of Entitlement - Drunk Driver Sues for Medical Expenses

Chelsea Hess, a 22-year-old from South Carolina, is suing the county and a local sports bar to cover her medical expenses after a car accident left her paralyzed.  Ms. Hess was 20 at the time of the accident.  After spending several hours in bar drinking and playing pool she got into her car to drive home without putting on her seat belt.  

Ms. Hess and her attorney have decided that this is the responsibility of the bar, the bartender, and the county.  Apparently, she bares no responsibility at all.  The court documents show that she feels that she should have been carded and refused service of the alcohol, the bartender should have also known that she may have been drinking before reaching the sports bar, and then of course, they should have also realized that she was unable to drive due to her drinking.  
'The bartender failed to attempt to ascertain whether or not plaintiff was already impaired by alcohol consumption when she purchased the alcoholic beverage and made sale to plaintiff even though she was unable to legally purchase the alcoholic beverage, and notwithstanding the possibility that she was already impaired by alcohol consumption,
She then follows all this up with county being responsible for the road saying it has not been properly maintained.  
'suddenly dropped off into a large unmaintained area on the shoulder of Alljoj Road, which caused plaintiff to lose control of her vehicle and causing her to roll the vehicle off the side of the road.'
So let me get this straight, a woman who is legally an adult bares no responsibility for going into the bar and ordering the drinks even though it was illegal.  It is all the bartender's fault, even when apparently they are admitting that she had been drinking before even reaching that bar.   Then she gets into her car knowing that she had been drinking and ends up driving on the shoulder of the roadway, then loses control of her car.  She crashes and because she wasn't wearing a seat belt she was ejected from the car and her injuries have left her paralyzed for life.  But that is the fault of the county.  It has nothing to do with her own reckless behavior.  It couldn't possibly be that her own bad choices caused this tragic accident.  

Yes, it is sad that she will spend the rest of her life in wheelchair.  That must be a difficult thing for a young person to face.  But, that doesn't change the fact that she made some very poor choices that evening.  The county didn't force her to drive her car, she did that all on her own.  The bartender didn't force her to drink any of those drinks, her own arm lifted the drink to her mouth.  While I agree that bars should be vigilant about making sure that who they are serving is of age, it isn't the sole responsibility of the bartender.  

It seems that young woman didn't learn a great deal from almost dying.  She made choices, very bad choices.  She has to learn to live with consequences of those choices and stop putting the blame on others.  Her life is not over.  She can do many great things with her life while in that wheelchair.  It is high time that she accept her fate, take responsibility for her actions, and get on with her life.  

Boy, do we need tort reform.
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