Monday, April 30, 2007

A Time For Choosing

(Be sure to check below to read my post on the shootings that happened in KC Sunday.)

It is astonishing how these words seem to be even more relevant today, over 40 years after Reagan made this speech for Barry Goldwater. You will have goosebumps as you watch this and read the words to it. Is there any wonder so many of us loved and adored this man?

Here are the words to the part of the speech that is on the video:
Those who would trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare state have told us that they have a utopian solution of peace without victory. They call their policy "accommodation." And they say if we only avoid any direct confrontation with the enemy, he will forget his evil ways and learn to love us. All who oppose them are indicted as warmongers. They say we offer simple answers to complex problems. Well, perhaps there is a simple answer--not an easy answer--but simple.

If you and I have the courage to tell our elected officials that we want our national policy based upon what we know in our hearts is morally right. We cannot buy our security, our freedom from the threat of the bomb by committing an immorality so great as saying to a billion now in slavery behind the Iron Curtain, "Give up your dreams of freedom because to save our own skin, we are willing to make a deal with your slave masters." Alexander Hamilton said, "A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one." Let's set the record straight. There is no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there is only one guaranteed way you can have peace--and you can have it in the next second--surrender.

Admittedly there is a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson in history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face--that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight and surrender. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, eventually we have to face the final demand--the ultimatum. And what then? When Nikita Khrushchev has told his people he knows what our answer will be? He has told them that we are retreating under the pressure of the Cold War, and someday when the time comes to deliver the ultimatum, our surrender will be voluntary because by that time we will have weakened from within spiritually, morally, and economically. He believes this because from our side he has heard voices pleading for "peace at any price" or "better Red than dead," or as one commentator put it, he would rather "live on his knees than die on his feet." And therein lies the road to war, because those voices don't speak for the rest of us.

You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. If nothing in life is worth dying for, when did this begin--just in the face of this enemy? Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard 'round the world? The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn't die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well, it's a simple answer after all.

You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, "There is a price we will not pay." There is a point beyond which they must not advance. This is the meaning in the phrase of Barry Goldwater's "peace through strength." Winston Churchill said that "the destiny of man is not measured by material computation.
When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits--not animals." And he said, "There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty."

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.

We will keep in mind and remember that Barry Goldwater has faith in us. He has faith that you and I have the ability and the dignity and the right to make our own decisions and determine our own destiny.

To read the entire speech go here, to listen go here.

Hat Tip: Marie's Two Cents

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Shooting in KC


Its always sad when Kansas City makes the National News because of Crime. The details are still coming in but it looks like the gunman stole a woman's car (who happens to be dead), was pulled over by a police officer who he shot and then he went to Ward Parkway Mall and shot and killed 2 people in the parking lot and injured 2 more. He was then gunned down by police in the parking lot of Target. This mall is on the other side of the city from me but its always disturbing when this happens in your own backyard.

I'm still preparing my post on why gun-control isn't the answer but I need to do it soon. A local, liberal blogger is already screaming that we need to confiscate everyone's guns, except each person will be allowed a hunting rifle. While stripping everyone's rights to defend themselves what would this actually accomplish? People kill each other with all kinds of weapons, are we going to ban knives too? Unbelievable!! He can move to a socialist country in Europe where they have his mentality and see how safe that country is, yikes!!

To read more, go to these sites:
Crime Scene KC
KC Star
Fox 4

LMC's Weekend Smorgasbord--Part 2


1) Alec Baldwin's appearance on The View. If you watch even 1 minute of the above video you will feel ill. It is the most pathetic, narcissistic thing I think I have ever seen. If you can stomach it, go here to see part 2. Parental alienation is a real thing and a true crime when it happens. In Alec's situation though, one has to wonder if Kim isn't keeping her daughter from him in order to protect Ireland from the very abuse that he displays on that voice message.

When he talks about how he is a victim of parental alienation and he's going to devote himself to this cause he just comes across as so ridiculous and unbelievable. We are supposed to believe that he doesn't care about acting anymore? He's writing a book, God help us all!! And the patting of Rosie and Barbara's knees was a little sickening. This did nothing to repair his image in my eyes, it just solidified that like many Hollywood actors, its ALL ABOUT HIM!


2) Bye-bye Rosie, don't let the door hit you on the way out! Joia called me Wednesday morning to share the good news, it made my day! After her latest stunt I was starting to wonder what it would take for her to get booted.


3) Jon Voight is proof that not all Hollywood actors are liberal nuts!


4) Our very own Skye went to the 2007 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference and got to meet Newt Gingrich!

5) Speaking of meeting famous people my friend Joia got to meet Billy Baldwin last weekend. When she first called to tell me that she had met a Baldwin brother I got all excited because I thought maybe it was Stephen, who is the Conservative Christian in the family.

No such luck, but she did have some funny stories to tell. The entertainment company that she works for had some stuff going on in Chicago and she got to meet him and several other people there. Of course, the weekend he's there is when everything was hitting the fan with his brother Alec. While he was waiting in the airport to come to Chicago he was watching CNN reporting on the Alec drama. When he looked down EVERYONE was staring at him. He realized he needed to get out of there, and fast! Then when he was leaving he told the group that he was going to have to go and cause some kind of scandal to take the media focus off his brother.

6) Go congratulate Timothy on little Joseph Nathaniel, who entered this world weighing over 10 lbs.!

7) My liberal buddy James is back and blogging again, go say hi!!

8) Hugh Grant gets arrested for assaulting the paparazzi with baked beans! I'm sorry but this story is just way too funny. Who doesn't want to assault the paparazzi? Throwing baked beans just shows how creative he is :-)!!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

LMC's Weekend Smorgasbord--Part 1


1) I found this neat site called The Joshua Project via Cajun Tiger. It has info on all the Unreached People groups in the world. You can put an emblem on your blog that will show a new unreached people group each day. I thought this was an awesome idea and I put it in my sidebar. You'll need to scroll down quite a ways to see it. My kids and I often pray for other countries and people groups around the world so I thought it would be a neat reminder to have on my blog. Check it out!!


2) The Genocide going on in Darfur has concerned me for quite awhile. So when I found this blogroll I was eager to join. Peter Makori recently wrote a commentary for the KC Star entitled, Darfur requires tough, immediate action.



3) Recent polling shows that Traitor Reid and the Democrats may be overplaying their hand:
"A Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll show 69% of American voters trust military commanders more than members of Congress (18%) to decide when United States troops should leave Iraq. This includes 52% of Democrats, 69% of Independents and 88% of Republicans (3/27-28, 2007)."

And while Nevada continues to be embarrassed by their senator, I am always proud of my Senator, Kit Bond. He has come through again and written an excellent commentary for the KC Star entitled, Democrats focused on winning votes, not war. He takes on Traitor Harry Reid and points out that Democrats are suffering from selective denial:
"Democratic leaders in Congress seem to be suffering selective denial when it comes to a coherent policy on Iraq. So eager are they to capitalize politically on public frustration with the war in the 2008 election that they are ignoring the long-term implications of a withdrawal deadline.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, recently told The Associated Press, “We’re going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.” Sen. Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, said Republicans who did not go along with the pullout will “look extinction … in the eye.”

The political focus sidesteps discussion of a responsible plan to avoid defeat in Iraq and a consequent slaughter in the Middle East if our troops pull out on the Democratic timetable. Most glaring is the absence in Reid’s comments of any recognition that failure in Iraq is a bad thing."

I am going to be doing some calling to D.C. next week praising my Senator and letting everyone else know what I think of all the appeasers in the Senate.

4) Rudy hit a home run this week with a speech he made in New Hampshire. So far Rush has been very unimpressed with the Republican candidates for President but this speech really Wowed him. It encouraged me and reminded me why so far, I trust him the most when it comes to fighting the War on Terror. Here is an excerpt of his speech:
“This war ends when they stop coming here to kill us!” Giuliani said in his speech. “Never, ever again will this country ever be on defense waiting for [terrorists] to attack us if I have anything to say about it. And make no mistake, the Democrats want to put us back on defense!”

Giuliani said terrorists “hate us and not because of anything bad we have done; it has nothing to do with Israel and Palestine. They hate us for the freedoms we have and the freedoms we want to share with the world.”

Giuliani continued: “The freedoms we have are in conflict with the perverted, maniacal interpretation of their religion.” He said Americans would fight for “freedom for women, the freedom of elections, freedom of religion and the freedom of our economy.”

Stay Tuned for tomorrow's smorgasbord where you will hear about personal meetings with Newt Gingrich, Billy Baldwin and my take on parental alienation :-)!!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Pro-Justice


My post on Bill Moyers' Propaganda piece on PBS caused quite a stir and I had a wide range of comments. One lady left a long comment with no link. It is your standard lecture with the theme of "Can't we all just be nice and get along?" It always sounds so noble and impressive until you take a closer look. There are many people who think like her and I think her arguments need to be examined so we can think about what the real consequences are of this way of thinking. Her comments will be in the black writing and my responses will be in blue.


I am a Catholic Christian. I'm Pro-Life across the board: anti-abortion, anti-euthanasia, anti-death penalty, anti-war. I don't see anywhere in the Gospels that would allow Christians to feel that taking the life is acceptable.

This does sound noble and consistent at first glance. Yet, there are several huge problems with this argument. When we are talking about abortion we are talking about innocent people that haven't done anything to warrant being murdered. I have never understood how there seems to be such a disconnect on why people are against abortion but for the death penalty. Its simple, babies are innocent but rapists and murderers aren't. When you start extending this further if we don't execute serial killers how many more innocent people might possibly die as a result? The death penalty can serve to protect many other lives from being snuffed out. I'm sure many would argue that they could spend life in prison. Yes, but while there they can also still murder and harm people in and outside of the prison. Bottom line is the death penalty probably serves to prevent more innocent people from death.

As for the anti-war stance this is just the epitome of being naive. Neville Chamberlain was also anti-war and what would this world look like today had he been listened to? We'd all be speaking German. Today had Bush listened to the anti-war activists we'd surely have had more terrorist attacks on our own soil resulting in MORE DEATH.

I don't consider myself to be pro-death penalty or pro-war but I consider myself to be pro-justice!! A loving God has to support justice being done or the wicked are allowed to run free and prey on innocent people without fear of consequence. War and the death penalty may seem cruel but they serve to prevent more innocent lives being snuffed out by those that are evil in our society.

The Bible speaks to good and evil and to justice. You say that the "Gospels" don't endorse the taking of any life. The Gospels are only 4 books out of 66 that are in the Bible. The Bible as a whole supports the death penalty and war when warranted. It never in any circumstances justifies killing innocent babies, therein lies the difference.

On some issues I said with "conservatives" and on some I side with "liberals". I am no fence sitter. There is no gray between right and wrong. I don't fall in the middle in my views, I end up agreeing with the extremists of either party.

Having said this I can honestly say that there is no "fair" news program. Bill O'Reilly is as strident as Bill Moyers. Sean Hannity and Anne Coulter are as unkind and vitrolic as Alec Baldwin and Rosie O'Donnell.

The big difference is that Bill Moyers is still pretending to be an "objective journalist" doing an "objective documentary". Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh are all very honest that they are coming from a conservative point of view except O'Reilly who claims to be like you, conservative in some areas and liberal in others.

No one in politics represents the Jesus Christ as represented in the Gospels, nor does any on air persona. Jesus would never attack people with the savagery of Anne Coulter. Turning over tables is turning over tables. Name one instance where Christ villiefied anyone and you cannot.

Why do you keep only bringing up the Gospels? Is that the only part of the Bible that you adhere to? Ann Coulter has never claimed to be perfect like Jesus. She's not a Christian spokeswoman either but someone who honestly combats the political correctness of the day and speaks her mind. I obviously think she's too harsh sometimes but when you get enough political correctness and liberalism shoved down your throat every where you turn you tend to want to combat it. Ann Coulter may not be the pillar of love and compassion but she does often defend justice and the truth and those are worthy causes whether you like how she does it or not.

Bill Moyers program about selling the war was dead on. Had this been Clinton's war and Brit Hume doing the same documentary (change the responsible parties) the conservatives would agree with the documentary and not have a problem with it.

The attacks against Clinton parallel the attacks against Bush.


I don't consider cherry picking and twisting things to say what you want dead on. Bill O'Reilly exposed on his program last night how Moyers was completely dishonest in how he did the program and completely took things out of context.

The simple fact is that it is all ungodly. We can cafeteria style pick and choose the Bible quotes that prove our point, but taken in its entirety even the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament was leading up to Jesus defining the laws of Moses and putting them into perspective. Jesus, not Paul, not Moses. If we look at Christ's life we would reject all of this partisan bickering, nationalistic fervor, and just count our blessings each day. We would nurture people first, and point fingers later.

I really hope that we can learn that as we point at others we have to question ourselves.

I am tired of partisan squabbling.


According to this logic if we just nurtured terrorists and didn't point our fingers at them we could all live in utopia. I'll try to remember that the next time they behead an innocent person or crash planes into buildings full of those who didn't deserve to die. This partisan squabbling that you so detest takes place because people are fighting for what they believe in. I'm not just going to sit back and let injustice reign.

The documentary is not "false" it rings true, but lest liberals dance in the street in vindication I ask: where were you when Clinton bombed only to act presidential during the impeachment? Where is your outrage when the sacred hoop of mother and child is broken for convenience?

I wish conservatives would criticize Fox news more, and I wish liberals would criticize NOW more.


This sounds all well and good but Moyers' piece shouldn't have been called a documentary. It should've been presented as a far leftist's view on The Media and the War as thats what it was. As for being critical of Fox News I will freely do this if I see something they need to be criticized for. I have not hesitated to criticize those on the right who I have had issues with namely John McCain and others. Right now I view Fox News as a beacon of light in a dark world. When leftists control all the main stream news channels, CNN, MSNBC, most newspapers, etc... its refreshing to have a channel that may lean a little to the right but always has both sides of the debate on their channel.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Deal or No Deal in KC


I did a fun, spontaneous, crazy thing this past Tuesday. My husband found out that the Deal or No Deal game show was coming to KC to do auditions for their 2007 casting call tour. I actually have never watched an entire episode of the show. Yet, in thinking about taking risks lately I had thought it would be a fun to try out for a game show. What really pushed me over the edge to do it was the auditions were Tuesday afternoon when my kids are at their homeschool co-op.

My kids are big fans of the show and their advice to me was HILARIOUS!! My oldest 2 both told me that everyone on the show is either crazy or desperate so I needed to be both. Calvin especially, had several tips that he kept giving me:
1) Act crazy and scream
2) Don't talk about politics Mom, that is too serious
3) Tell them you're in debt

I was totally cracking up. Now to the insane part of what I actually had to go through. I wasn't insane enough to camp out like some did, there were over 2,000 people that were there by early morning. I didn't come until the afternoon but I did wait 5 1/2 hours. My number was 3383 and we heard that there were over 4,000 people that showed up. I had to fill out a one page questionnaire and when it was finally my turn I got 20 SECONDS to make my case for why I should be on the show.

I had a lot of time to think about what I would say. Besides my kids I had friends giving me advice. One of my friends' husband told me to wear a cowboy hat and to show cleavage. I assured him I wasn't going to do either :-).

It was a good exercise to try and think of how you sum up your uniqueness in 20 seconds. I basically said that I was a Christian homeschooling mom of 4 but I had a wild side too and liked Harleys and tattoos. I talked about how I have a passion for life and my theme right now is Tim McGraw's song, Live Like You Were Dying. The guy that was listening to our auditions said he loved the song.

I'm sure that I didn't make it for this round but they said that they sometimes call you as long as 8 months later so who knows? Bottom line though for me was I took a risk, embraced life and didn't choke when it was my turn :-). I'm glad I did it!!

To see the KC Star's video of some of the crazier people in line go here! Also, catch Tony's take on the show :-).

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Bill Moyers' BS to air on PBS


Guess what your tax payer dollars are paying for? Bill Moyers to have supposedly "objective" documentaries on PBS. After a 2 year absence Moyers (who can't get hired by anyone else) is taking our tax money to air a propaganda, hit piece on Fox News and Conservative talk show hosts entitled, BUYING THE WAR tonight.

Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity both talked about it on their shows last night. Bill O'Reilly especially showed that Moyers has some serious problems telling the truth. A Fox News producer questioned Moyers about things he has said and Moyers denied it all. O'Reilly then played the tapes of the interviews where Moyers said exactly what the producer asked him about. Moyers has been repeatedly asked to come on O'Reilly's show and he refuses to do so.

The documentary to air tonight is filled with propaganda aimed at doing nothing more than trashing people that he disagrees with ideologically. Bill Moyers is a left wing whacko and I resent the fact that PBS is paying him to do hit pieces on his enemies. Yet another reason our hard earned tax money shouldn't go to fund anything done by PBS.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The French Elections


Jacques Chirac is now on his way out and France is set to elect a new leader. This past weekend France narrowed it down to 2 candidates:
"Conservative Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist Segolene Royal appeared headed Sunday to a presidential runoff, according to preliminary results and pollsters' projections, setting up a stark choice between one of France's most intensely ambitious politicians and a liberal who would be the country's first female leader."

The election to decide between the two candidates is set for May 6th. Pajamas Media Paris Editor, Nidra Poller had very favorable things to say about the Conservative Nicolas Sarkozy:
"Contrary to what many foreign journalists have written, Sarkozy is perhaps the only candidate who is running on a platform instead of a personality cult. His commitment to results is sincere and if he fails to produce, which is quite possible, he will still deserve credit for his courage and straight talk. He is the candidate who has most clearly defined France’s problems and most convincingly pointed to the right path out of the sand trap where this country has been stuck for three-decades. Of all the twelve candidates, many of whom are irresponsible charlatans, Sarkozy is the only one who has been smeared, spattered, and verbally slashed.

That’s why I think Sarkozy will win. Targeted by an underhanded mass media demolition campaign and a forthright banlieue blackmail blitz, he still comes out the winner in every single poll. This must be a mark of citizen determination."

You know a Conservative has won over the masses when he can stay ahead in the polls despite being trashed by the media. Granted a Conservative in France is probably not the same as a Conservative in the U.S., but I also found some favorable things about Sarkozy in my own research:
"He is generally recognized by the right and left as a highly skilled politician and striking orator. Supporters of Sarkozy within France emphasise his charisma, political innovation and willingness to "make a dramatic break" amidst mounting disaffection against "politics as usual"; Some see him as wanting to depart from traditional French social and economic principles in favour of American-style economic reform. Overall, he is generally considered to be somewhat more pro-US than most French politicians."

"Towards the end of his first term as Minister of the Interior, in 2004, Sarkozy was the most popular conservative politician in France, according to polls conducted at the beginning of 2004. His “tough on crime” policies, which included increasing the police presence on the streets and introducing monthly crime performance ratings, were popular with many."

The woman that Sarkozy is running against sounds like your average French socialist. My prayers and best wishes for the best future for France and for French/American relations would be for a Sarkozy win on May 6th.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin

Monday, April 23, 2007

Sheryl Crow is Ridiculous


News Buckit was the first one to alert me to this extremely ridiculous story this past saturday. Patrick compares it to the episode of Seinfeld where Jerry's snobby girlfriend can't spare a square of TP. Not only did I find that analogy genius and hilarious but I couldn't believe wikipedia actually had an entry for it.

Now onto the actual story...
I'm sorry but Crow's suggestion to limit how much toilet paper people use is literally the DUMBEST thing I've ever heard of.

#1--It isn't going to change anything, so its ridiculous to even suggest it.

#2--You can bet huge amounts of money that Sheryl herself and Algore aren't going to be following their own advice.

#3--3rd world countries have to limit their toilet paper for various reasons, thats why I live in the USA!!

Elitist, snobby liberals have way too much time on their hands to come up with this stuff. How about coming up with real solutions to real problems? How about actually being concerned about the terrorist threat and other issues of substance. If this doesn't make Bill O'Reilly's ridiculous item of the day I don't know what will. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

Progress in Iraq


Many have expressed outrage over Harry Reid's "pessimistic rant".



What isn't widely known is the progress that is being made in Iraq and the success that was being celebrated on the very day that Reid whined that we had lost the war. The above diagram shows the progress that has been made in Iraq in the past year.


On April 18th, Maysan was the 4th of Iraq's 18 provinces to be handed over to the Iraqis. Yet, Harry Reid thinks it is more productive to surrender before even giving the surge a chance to work. It is extremely inspiring, isn't it???

Curt named his post, Defeatists Always Whine. I think that about sums it up. I always fall on the side of the optimist so I will continue to root and pray for Iraq and America to succeed. How about you?

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit

Others blogging:
Gateway Pundit 2
Wordsmith
Mike's America
Chickenhawk Express
Marie's Two Cents

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Alec Baldwin Needs Anger Management Therapy


"You know you really need some help. A regular psychiatrist couldn't even help you. You need to go to like Vienna or something. You know what I mean? You need to get involved at the University level. Like where Freud studied and have all those people looking at you and checking up on you. That's the kind of help you need. Not the once a week for eighty bucks. No. You need a team. A team of psychiatrists working round the clock thinking about you, having conferences, observing you, like the way they did with the Elephant Man. That's what I'm talking about because that's the only way you're going to get better."

--Jerry on Seinfeld talking to George about needing counseling

(The above quote is one of my favorite Seinfeld quotes of all time and I've wanted to use it many times for different situations. This was obviously the perfect post for it and so even though it took some time I was able to dig it up. Fellow Seinfeld fans will understand how almost any real life situation can always relate to a Seinfeld episode.)

I debated on whether to post on this or not but I think it is important on several fronts. Alec Baldwin's latest meltdown isn't out of the norm for those who have seen him in action but when his vitriol is directed towards his daughter its pretty disturbing. I will share my thoughts on this later in the post but first lets look at Baldwin's earlier anger outbursts that I think show quite a pattern.

1) Henry Hyde
This is what Baldwin had to say on National TV during the Clinton impeachment hearings:
"We would stone Henry Hyde to death and we would go to their homes and we’d kill their wives and their children!"
This is what he was doing while saying this:
"Baldwin answers but as he proceeds his voice rises as he jumps up from his chair and is screaming and flailing his arms by the time he’s finished."
2) Sean Hannity
This is a clip from a post I did over a year ago about Alec Baldwin losing it talking to Sean Hannity:
Alec Baldwin has a major problem having an honest debate. Sean Hannity has repeatedly asked him to be on his show and Baldwin is too afraid to make an appearance. Baldwin was invited to be a co-host on Brian Whitman's show sunday night. So Sean Hannity decided to call in. He had some legitimate questions for Baldwin that no one in the MSM has enough guts to call him on. Baldwin advocated stoning Henry Hyde on national tv during Clinton's impeachment. He has called Cheney a terrorist and has called Bush a mass murderer. Those are all violent and unfair attacks that he has never been called to task on. Hannity wanted to ask him about these statements and Baldwin immediately launched into a personal attack. In a typical, elitist, Hollywood way he tried to demean Hannity by saying he had no talent and should go back to Construction work. Hannity has the 2nd most listened to radio show in the U.S. so the "no talent" attack rings a little hollow.

Now granted Mark Levin called in too and launched into his over the top attacks (that he is so well known for) against Baldwin. But still, Baldwin couldn't take the heat of the debate and literally stormed out of the radio studio. Baldwin has always struck me as one of the most mean-spirited of all the hollywood activists. I think this is another strike against him. If he is this thin-skinned then he shouldn't be running around attacking our President and Vice President during a time of war.

All of that to say that this most recent tirade was not entirely surprising but was still shocking. Anyone who is a parent can empathize with losing your temper occasionally with your kids. That isn't what this is. Play the above video and listen to him talk. You will feel threatened and afraid for his daughter's physical and emotional well-being. The Judge has taken away temporary visitation rights but one has to wonder if he shouldn't lose them completely.

There were all kinds of people defending him the other night on Fox News. I was shocked. The kind of frightening anger he displays on the voice message is inexcusable. I am dead serious when I say that he needs to get some professional help for the sake of his daughter if nothing else. The argument about who leaked the tape and whether it should've been leaked are legitimate points but they pale in comparison to what Baldwin did, there is no way to sugar coat it. If this had been a conservative doing this I would've joined the outcry against it too because its wrong no matter how you look at it.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Fred Phelps=Pure Evil


Cult--A religion or religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false, with its followers often living in an unconventional manner under the guidance of an authoritarian, charismatic leader.

Evil is a word that should be reserved for the worst among us so I use the word very cautiously. Yet, when it comes to Fred Phelps I can't think of a more appropriate word to describe him. The harm and pain that this man has caused is indescribable and horrific. He is most widely known for being the leader of Westboro Baptist Church but is not connected to any Baptist association and even 2 of his own sons describe his group not as a church but as a cult. His cult protests the funerals of homosexuals and soldiers.

Who is Fred Phelps?

Here is a brief description of Phelps' early life:
"He rejected his mild Methodist upbringing, cut-off his family, and dropped out of both West Point and Bob Jones University. Time magazine profiled him only a few years later because of his street ministry against sexual vice in California. Phelps married young and moved to Topeka to pastor a Baptist congregation, where his violent behavior ended his pastorate. So he founded Westboro Baptist. But that congregation quickly melted away and Phelps resorted to door-to-door sales work.

After fathering his 13 children, Phelps became a lawyer and specialized in nuisance law suits. He also compelled his children to sell candy door to door every day to fund the church and the family, which are basically interchangeable. The Kansas Supreme Court eventually disbarred Phelps because of "little regard for the ethics of his profession."

He has also been a life-long Democrat who supported Al Gore's run for the presidency in '88. He has since spewed his hatred at Gore for not being anti-gay and even picketed at Gore's father's funeral. He has run for Governor, mayor and even U.S. Senator in Kansas as a Democrat.

He has attacked Republicans and Democrats alike for numerous things but has written letters of support to Saddam Hussein and Fidel Castro.

He started picketing at Homosexual funerals in the 90's and then moved onto soldiers' funerals.

Throughout his life he has been a very abusive and violent man. He has been arrested numerous times for assault and was known to routinely beat his own children as they were growing up. Here is what one of his estranged children had to say:
"When I watch what he's doing now, I see shadows and visions of who he was when we were growing up," he said. "When we were kids, he could vent his rage and anger on us. Now, I'm seeing the same kind of vicious rhetoric and cruelty, it's just that he can't beat these people up."--Nate Phelps

Fred Phelps and his cult are an example of what happens when someone TWISTS Scripture to fulfill your own hate-filled agenda.

I cannot tell you how much this angers and grieves me to see someone malign God and pretend to represent Him in this way. When I was a student at Moody Bible Institute I was walking with friends down the street in downtown Chicago. A group similar to Phelps' was speaking on a street corner and screaming that God hated gays. It outraged me so much that I went over and confronted one of the members of the group.

I tried to explain to him that God loved everyone and came to save sinners, not condemn them and express hatred toward them. He gave me the example of Christ being outraged at some people for their behavior. I explained to him that his example was taking Scripture completely out of context. The people Christ was upset with were the Pharisees for being prideful, Christ always ate with the sinners and loved them. Unfortunately, members in any cult or group like this have been brainwashed and there isn't much you can say or do to help them see the light.


Now, to try and sink to an even new low Phelps has announced that his cult will protest the funerals of the Virginia Tech victims. I don't even know what to do with this except to expose it as the evil it is. Christians are supposed to be the face and hands of Christ to comfort the suffering, not to cause additional pain. Fred Phelps' cult has nothing to do with Christianity but everything to do with hate.

I leave you with this verse:
If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar..."--I John 4:20
UPDATE--Radio Talk Show Host Mike Gallagher offered Phelps' cult airtime if they would call off their protests at the Virginia Tech funerals. They have accepted the offer and called off their protests. Gallagher also did this after they were going to protest at the Amish school shooting victims' funerals. I'm not sure what to think of this. He is protecting the victims' families from further pain but this sounds like giving in to the demands of terrorists and it gives them a venue to spew their hate.

Others blogging:
Always on Watch
Marie's Two Cents
Bloviating Zeppelin

SOURCES:
The Man Who Loves to Hate
The "God Hates Fags" Left
Wikipedia
Conservapedia
Phelps' son speaks out

Friday, April 20, 2007

We Are All Hokies Today!!


Today, April 20th, is being designated as a day of mourning and a way to honor the victims at Virginia Tech.

The school's alumni association is encouraging everyone to wear VT's school colors (orange and maroon) to support the families of those who were lost.

I accept their invitation to be a part of the Virginia Tech family today. I join them with my support and prayers during this difficult time.

In remembrance of all the victims:
* Ross Abdallah Alameddine
* Christopher James Bishop
* Brian Roy Bluhm
* Ryan Christopher Clark
* Austin Michelle Cloyd
* Jocelyne Couture-Nowak
* Kevin P. Granata
* Matthew Gregory Gwaltney
* Caitlin Millar Hammaren
* Jeremy Michael Herbstritt
* Emily Jane Hilscher
* Jarrett Lee Lane
* Matthew Joseph La Porte
* Henry J. Lee
* Liviu Librescu
* Partahi Mamora Halomoan Lumbantoruan
* Lauren Ashley McCain
* Daniel Patrick O'Neil
* J. Ortiz-Ortiz
* Minal Hiralal Panchal
* Daniel Alejandro Perez
* Erin Nicole Peterson
* Michael Steven Pohle, Jr.
* Julia Kathleen Pryde
* Mary Karen Read
* Reema Joseph Samaha
* Waleed Mohamed Shaalan
* Leslie Geraldine Sherman
* Maxine Shelly Turner
* Nicole White
Wonderful memorial posts on the victims:
Gateway Pundit
Flopping Aces

Others blogging on Hokie Hope:
Cajun Tiger
Gateway Pundit
Anna's Clue Tank
Dave's--The Mission

UPDATE:
Sister Toldjah has a great post about the tragedy with a very moving song and excerpts from Psalm 46. Take the time to Check it out!!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Sanjaya Finally Gets His Walking Papers


I was one happy camper last night, we finally got to say bye, bye to Sanjaya. I read an article this week where Simon was saying that he obviously wasn't serious about quitting if Sanjayah won, but he wouldn't be happy if he made it to the final 3. Thats an understatement. I'm still irked that he made it farther than Gina, who still deserves to be on the show IMHO. Yet, my kids and I were cheering that he's finally gone.


Our 2 favorites are Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis. I would like to see them both make it to the final 3 and I would REALLY LOVE to see Jordin win. She has an awesome voice, a great personality and what it takes to be a star and she's only 17. Simon also finally said for the first time that he thinks she has a chance to win. Take the time to watch her latest song in the video, she did awesome and looked great.

She has sung with Michael W. Smith and is a friend of the Smith family. They are supporting her by praying and voting for her. Jordin's father is Phillippi Sparks, "who played cornerback for eight seasons with the NY Giants and one season with the Dallas Cowboys."

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

No More Partial Birth Abortions


A HUGE VICTORY FOR THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT

The Supreme Court has ruled by a 5-4 margin to uphold the Partial Birth Abortion ban. This is a brief description of the barbaric act:
"The procedure at issue involves partially removing the fetus intact from a woman's uterus, then crushing or cutting its skull to complete the abortion."

This is Ruth Bader Ginsburg's hysterical response to the decision:
"Today's decision is alarming," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote in dissent. She said the ruling "refuses to take ... seriously" previous Supreme Court decisions on abortion.

Reminder:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the "type" of Supreme Court Justice a Hillary Clinton or a Barack Obama presidency would bring us. Think about that before rejecting whoever the Republican nominee ends up being for 2008.

Kudos to President George W. Bush for helping make this possible!! All the conservatives that have given him flack over various issues need to remember that without him signing this ban (that Bill Clinton previously vetoed) and without his 2 stellar appointees on the Court, this might not have happened today.

Republican Presidential Nominees' Response:
Rudy
Romney & McCain

Cross posted at The Astute Bloggers.

Also blogging:
Pro-life blogs
Timothy's Blog
KC Buzz Blog
The News Buckit
Flopping Aces
Tom Delay
Hugh Hewitt
Right Wing Rebel

More From Jason Whitlock


Jason Whitlock wrote another excellent article entitled, Imus ‘fight’ is over money, fame. Here are some excerpts:
"I simply question the motives of the people who pushed the hardest and shouted the loudest for Imus’ demise. Those people are now covering themselves with the fig leaf that they have a genuine interest in stopping the anti-black, women-objectifying language in rap music.

According to Sharpton, he’s been working on this issue for a number of years.

He’s clever. Fortunately, we’re not stupid. We just watched Jesse and Al sink their teeth in Imus’ rear end and not remove them until MSNBC and CBS put knives in Imus.

That tenacity and enthusiasm have been completely missing from their fight to clean up hip hop. Whether we like him or not, Minister Louis Farrakhan is the only leader with a consistent position on that issue. What we get from Jesse and Al are half-hearted public relations ploys, fights that end well before any blood is drawn. It’s a game, a game Jesse and Al have mastered."
Here is his conclusion:
"If there’s a fight to push Jesse and Al out of the ring, you can sign me up. They’re an embarrassment. They disgrace the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., a great man whose efforts caused division so that we could one day come together.

Jesse and Al cause division for profit, and demand from others the very things they’re unwilling to do — judge people on the content of their character and follow the truth wherever it leads, regardless of color.

Truth is on the side of the righteous. Jesse and Al operate as though they don’t believe in our righteousness. They are far more dangerous than Don Imus."

He was also on Oprah Monday. For numerous reasons I don't watch Oprah anymore (I'll have to do a post on that another time) but I forced myself to tune in to see Whitlock. I have to say that he wasn't allowed to say much and besides him there was only one other lady that I thought had anything decent to say. I'm not sure how much it was worth Whitlock's time but what he did say was good. Here was my favorite quote:
“In the history of mankind, no one has ever received more respect than they were willing to give themselves. And so unless we respect ourselves and stop it first, no one else is going to respect us. We have to do that collectively.”

Previously:
Some Final Thoughts
Jason Whitlock is Awesome!!
Don Imus and The Justice Brothers

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A Time to Mourn, not A Time to Rush to Judgment

"This is a day of mourning for the Virginia Tech community -- and it is a day of sadness for our entire nation. We've come to express our sympathy. In this time of anguish, I hope you know that people all over this country are thinking about you, and asking God to provide comfort for all who have been affected.

Yesterday began like any other day. Students woke up, and they grabbed their backpacks and they headed for class. And soon the day took a dark turn, with students and faculty barricading themselves in classrooms and dormitories -- confused, terrified, and deeply worried. By the end of the morning, it was the worst day of violence on a college campus in American history -- and for many of you here today, it was the worst day of your lives.

It's impossible to make sense of such violence and suffering. Those whose lives were taken did nothing to deserve their fate. They were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Now they're gone -- and they leave behind grieving families, and grieving classmates, and a grieving nation."--President George W. Bush, April 17, 2007

As I was running around today and listening to the news I was bothered by all the second guessing and speculation on what could've caused this tragedy. When I got home I read these words by Mike in the comments section of my earlier post:
"Evil won't be stopped by gun control laws. And I find the immediate politicizing of this issue by gun control advocates to be nothing short of an obscenity.

Let the families grieve and bury their dead. Let the injured heal.

There's plenty of time to ask questions about what went wrong. But now is not that time."
This is exactly where I'm coming from. The gun-control nuts are quick to rush in placing blame on guns and Charlton Heston of all people. Everyone wants to speculate on whether it was prescription drugs, video games, a lack of morals, etc... There will plenty of time for those discussions but now is the time to grieve at the loss of life, not who is to blame. I don't care what your view is on gun-control, the heartlessness in this article is unconscionable, Michael Daly should be ashamed of himself.

Those in pain don't need to hear all the Monday morning quarterbacking, its not helpful. So many have been so quick to blame Virginia Tech officials for not warning people earlier. Today, they have already pointed out that the first shooting was thought to be a domestic disturbance which rarely turns into a mass shooting. Unless the officials were supposed to have ESP, there was probably no way for them to know what was going to transpire next.

To be honest I'm not sure anything could've prevented this. This may just be a case of a sick person snapping. Even if he was addicted to a violent video game, how many people played the same exact game and didn't go out and kill 33 people? If someone snaps and wants to kill people I'm not sure there is much that can be done. It may make some feel better to have someone or something to blame but the government didn't cause this and it can't necessarily fix it either.

UPDATE:
Flopping Aces has an excellent post highlighting some of the victims.

Tragedy in Virginia


"Today, our nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones at Virginia Tech. We hold the victims in our hearts, we lift them up in our prayers, and we ask a loving God to comfort those who are suffering today."--President George W. Bush, April 16, 2007

I will never forget how I felt 8 years ago when the Columbine shootings happened. I think it hit a nerve with me because of my own brush with death in high school, having a close friend that had committed suicide. I knew how those teens felt having lost their friends in such a traumatic incident.

So to see yesterday's trauma exceed Columbine was sad indeed. When I first tuned in they only knew about 17 being injured. Before I knew it they had announced that at least 20 were dead and the death toll was expected to rise. By the end of the day the total was 33 dead with the killer being among them. It is the deadliest campus shooting in U.S. History.

It is hard to believe that so many could be killed without anyone being able to stop the killer. Yet, I am a little disturbed by everyone being so quick to assign blame. Until we know the full story, I am a little reticent to assign blame to anyone except the killer himself.

The gun-control advocates are already out in full force. Yet, truth be told had any of these students been armed themselves we might have been dealing with a much smaller death toll. Gun control is not the answer. Many have pointed out that a gun bill was contemplated that would've enabled those on the campus to carry handguns but it was shot down.

Others blogging:
Flopping Aces
Gateway Pundit
Hot Air

Monday, April 16, 2007

Some Final Thoughts


Toon Credit: Gorrell

I'm sure people are getting tired of both Don Imus and The Duke LaCrosse case but I think there is a lot to be learned from both cases. As I've thought about both cases I pondered on several issues and had some final thoughts.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

The first issue as related to Don Imus is one's right to free speech. How come liberals who are supposed to be against censorship seem to be the ones most in favorite of it? Go here to see a perfect example. I think conservatives have been told so long by the PC police what they are and aren't allowed to say that we are less inclined to shut people up, whether we like what they have to say or not. I despise Howard Stern, most Stand up Comedians' routines, a lot of Rap music and Rosie O'Donnell. I refuse to listen to them and I protect my children from their influence. Yet, you won't see me calling for them to be fired. When our society gets sick enough of the verbal pornography, racist, sexist comments and the conspiracy wackos they'll stop listening or stop watching and those people will lose their audiences.

In the meantime I'm not in favor of pulling people for offensive comments or lapses in judgment. Use the power you have to not give them an audience and to not let them dictate how you view yourself or your world. Otherwise, who is going to decide what is and isn't allowed to be said? Sharpton's witch hunt should concern liberals and conservatives alike. You want to know why Bill Maher and Ann Coulter are friends? They both respect the other person's outspokenness and neither of them are going to deny the other person's right to freedom of speech, and thats how it should be.


Toon Credit: Michael Ramirez

JUSTICE FOR ALL?

According to Terry Moran (that last name is just too perfect for him) we aren't supposed to be concerned about the lack of justice in the Duke LaCrosse case. Why? Because rich, white boys were the victims. I've noticed that a lot of people seem to have this mentality and I have to say this troubles me. I'm a big justice person and I'm upset whenever an injustice is committed against anyone no matter what the race, gender or economic status is of the victim.

This is what was so troubling about the OJ Simpson case. Why was OJ Simpson acquitted? Because the members on the jury were upset about years of racism and decided that Nicole Brown Simpson & Ron Goldman didn't deserve justice. Why? Because they were white, and they were rich.

I say we champion justice for everyone, because the next time it could be you. You wouldn't want someone deciding you didn't deserve justice because of the color of your skin or how much money you happen to make. As Whitlock said in the CNN interview, "You must maintain the moral high ground, you must have some consistency about you, injustice for one, is injustice for all."


Toon Credit: Glenn McCoy

SOME GOOD COMING OUT OF THE IMUS DEBATE?

While the Don Imus debate is heating up we are seeing some great people coming forward and speaking out. Jason Whitlock (who is going to be on Oprah today) and now Joe R. Hicks (former leader of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference) are coming to the forefront. Hicks wrote a great piece for the Washington Post entitled, Drop the Race Card. Here is an excerpt:
"What remains of the once-proud civil rights movement justifies its existence by contending -- despite widespread progress -- that black people continue to live marginalized and victimized lives. This oft-repeated theme was the base for the ugly stew that was the reaction to Imus's slur, and it was the operating theme for Nifong as he set about attempting to ruin the lives of three innocent men.

Several decades ago, when I was head of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference, I would have joined with Jackson and Sharpton with little reservation to call for Imus's demise. But somewhere along the way since then, reality intervened and I began to reject the view that America is a racist, hostile environment for people with my skin color. Further, I began engaging in the unforgivable sin -- rejecting the orthodox civil rights view of blacks as victims.

Another one:
"This is more than just a double standard; it is an agenda of racial opportunism that promotes the view that blacks are powerless victims of white racism. In this view, blacks are always in need of government intervention to save them from white hostility. This is the view that Nifong exploited in his narrow quest for political survival."

And another one:
"While justice was finally served in the Duke case, what was accomplished by Imus's firing? Jackson and Sharpton may have gained another notch on their civil rights belts, and an over-the-hill shock jock is standing in the unemployment line, but the plight of black urban communities remains untouched. Poor parenting is still taking place, cultural rot is still afflicting the lives of black urban dwellers, disproportionate fatherlessness is still a reality, and bad schools as well as high levels of crime are still facts of black urban life everywhere.

It's easy to tackle a doddering old radio show host who has said something patently stupid. But it's far more challenging to address things that are real problems for real people. Most urban dwellers couldn't have picked Imus out of a lineup if their life depended on it. It's no wonder that some critics, like me, argue that figures such as Jackson and Sharpton, among others of their ilk, are dinosaurs fighting only to maintain a patina of relevance.

As comedian Bill Cosby has observed: "There are people that want you to remain in a hole, and they rejoice in your hopelessness because they have jobs mismanaging you. However, your job is not becoming victims. We have to rise up and fight on all levels to succeed." Amen, brother Cosby."
Take the time to read the whole article, its worth your time.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Jason Whitlock is Awesome!!


Hat tip: Crazy Politico

Jason Whitlock may not be a conservative but he tells it like it is and that scores big points in my book. Jason Whitlock's column on Don Imus has swept the internet this week like wildfire. I, and many others have linked to it. The above video is of him on Tucker Carlson's show speaking out about it and he shares in no uncertain terms what he thinks of Sharpton and Jackson. I for one could be heard cheering as I watched it. It is about time someone says it like it is and Whitlock does just that.

He was also on CNN with Al Sharpton, Go here to see it. He makes the exact point that I have been making that injustice is wrong wherever you find it, whether its against rich, white boys (Duke LaCrosse players) or the Rutgers' Basketball team.

He also appeared on The Today Show. On Monday he is supposed to be on Oprah.

For once, let me go on the record saying I'm proud that Jason Whitlock writes for my local paper, The KC Star. Mark it down, because its a rare day for this conservative to be happy about anything that is written by a liberal in The KC Star.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Don Imus and The Justice Brothers


You would think that Jesse "Hymie Town" Jackson and Al "Tawana Brawley" Sharpton aka "The Justice brothers" (as Rush has nicknamed them) wouldn't be so quick to destroy a person's reputation when you look at the fact that they both have their own similar baggage. Yet, even though their careers didn't get derailed for their screw-ups they insist on trying to sabotage others for nothing more than to get their faces in front of the cameras.

Once again what Imus said was offensive and completely out of line but this media circus overreaction created by Sharpton and Jackson is absurd. I also find it extremely laughable that Snoop "Drug and gun possession" Dogg and others are saying its okay for them to use these words and worse on a consistent basis because of the context. Hello?? Either the word is wrong to use or its not. I think it is wrong no matter what the context. I actually consider what the rappers do as worse because their songs that use these words are carefully planned out and premeditated. Imus got busted for saying something without thinking it through. Either way its unacceptable but don't tell me that its okay to degrade women as long as you are using it in the "right context". Dogg and the other rappers' arguments seem completely hypocritical to me.

Even though Jackson and Sharpton have succeeded in silencing Imus they have vowed not to stop there. They want to move on and see what other kind of speech can be silenced. Imus may be a liberal casualty but you can bet that they want some conservative casualties as well. Rush brought up today that conservatives never want to silence anyone, objectionable as they may be. It is liberals that scream for all contrary talk to be silenced. Sharpton's witch hunt has only begun, one can only hope that most intelligent people won't give in.

Ann Coulter has written an excellent piece on the whole controversy. Here are some excerpts, the last paragraph made me laugh out loud:
English speakers in America need a rule book to tell us what people can say what words when, and under which set of circumstances. The rule book will be longer than the Patriot Act and will require weekly updates as new words and circumstances are added. Perhaps a Nasdaq-style ticker would be more efficient.

Depending on which TV show you tune into, what Imus said was wrong because: 1) His show goes out on FCC-regulated airwaves; 2) he regularly interviews people like Sens. John Kerry, John McCain and Joe Biden; 3) he spoke at the White House Correspondents' Dinner a few years ago; or 4) he's not black.

Imus should apologize to the Rutgers women – and those women alone – send them flowers, and stop kissing Al Sharpton's ring.

This wasn't an insult to all mankind, and certainly not an insult to Al Sharpton. Now, if Imus had called the basketball players "fat, race-baiting black men with clownish hairstyles," well, then perhaps Sharpton would be owed an apology.
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A friend also alerted me to this excellent opinion piece by Jason Whitlock entitled, Imus isn’t the real bad guy. Here is an excerpt:
"I don’t listen or watch Imus’ show regularly. Has he at any point glorified selling crack cocaine to black women? Has he celebrated black men shooting each other randomly? Has he suggested in any way that it’s cool to be a baby-daddy rather than a husband and a parent? Does he tell his listeners that they’re suckers for pursuing education and that they’re selling out their race if they do?

When Imus does any of that, call me and I’ll get upset. Until then, he is what he is — a washed-up shock jock who is very easy to ignore when you’re not looking to be made a victim.

No. We all know where the real battleground is. We know that the gangsta rappers and their followers in the athletic world have far bigger platforms to negatively define us than some old white man with a bad radio show. There’s no money and lots of danger in that battle, so Jesse and Al are going to sit it out.
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Miller Time!!


The above video is Miller's bit from last week about Rosie.

Go here to see this week's take on Imus and his awesome response to the Duke LaCrosse case.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Duke Lacrosse Players Innocent!!


"We believe these cases were a result of a tragic rush to accuse and failure to verify serious allegations. Based on these significant inconsistencies of evidence and the various accounts given by the accusing witness, we believe these three individuals are innocent of these charges."--Attorney General Roy Cooper

395 Days of Hell

The emotions this case has brought out in me are astounding. I am outraged at the injustice that was committed against these young men. I had tears in my eyes today as I watched their response to the charges being dropped. Dave Evans especially made me teary eyed. If you didn't watch any of it go here to see Dave Evans' compelling response. Here is an excerpt of what he had to say:
I hope these allegations don't come to define me. I hope that the way that I could be remembered is sticking up for my name, for my family and for my team against impossible odds. You can never tell what life is going to give you, what curve balls, but you can be judged on how you handled the situation that was brought to you.

My family and I can sleep at night knowing that I did everything I've always been told to do. I never lied, I went in and cooperated and I can walk with my head held high and sleep at night knowing that I could not have done anything else to prove my innocence.
Now that is what I call a man of character and integrity. Evans is exactly right. One of the biggest lessons I learned early in my Christian life was that you can't choose not to have trials or difficult times, they come to us all. The only thing that you get to choose is how you respond to them. Your response shows what type of character you have and what you're made of. Dave Evans is made of some pretty good stuff.

God Bless Attorney General Roy Cooper

It is unconscionable how this case was handled and the fact that charges were ever brought. In the beginning all we had were the accusations and so it was hard to know what to think. Yet, slowly it became very evident that Mike Nifong had some other agenda that didn't include justice. When I found out that neither Nifong or anyone from his office had ever interviewed the accuser I was incredulous. Add to that the despicable facts that the DNA from the 3 accused wasn't a match for any of the DNA found on her.

It is extremely difficult to go after prosecutors but I think many agree that the book should be thrown at Mike Nifong. No one can ever know someone else's motives but it seems rather apparent than in an effort to score political points with minorities he sold 3 innocent boys down the river. He drug their names and families through the mud when he had never even talked to the accuser and had evidence that exonerated them. There is absolutely no excuse for that. As this blogger points out, Where Do They Go to Get Their Reputations Back?

Shepard Smith's outrage parallels how many of us feel about this. Go here to see him in action.

Flopping Aces, Gateway Pundit and The News Buckit also have great rundowns of the case. Check out Patrick's take on Nifong, with a nice photoshop pic.

Justice has finally been served, I'm just grieved that it took so long and cost such a high price.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Stuff to Check Out!!



Curt and Rob over at Flopping Aces have a small, side business selling bumper stickers. They are Awesome!! Go check them out! I put one of them in my comments section I liked it so much.



For the latest on 2008 election stuff check out these sites:

--Patrick Ruffini-2008 Wire

--SoundPolitics.com

--Polling Report, 2008 election

--Wikipedia

--Real Clear Politics

THE DON IMUS FLAP

I am all for being careful about what you say and being held accountable for what you say. Yet, I honestly find myself getting tired of how people respond to these offensive comments' situations. If a person shows on a consistent basis that they are a racist or are out of bounds they obviously should be fired. But I'm tired of this "gotcha" politics where we lie in wait for someone to say something out of line and then try to ruin their careers and crucify them over one thing they said.

I by no means am defending Don Imus. I think what he said was extremely offensive and there should be some consequence but this forced groveling by the likes of Al Sharpton is sickening. I don't know anything about Imus but from what I know he is a liberal and he says lots of outlandish things so he would be the last one I would defend or carry the water for. Maybe throughout his career he has earned being dumped but it shouldn't be for one offensive comment. I despise Howard Stern but instead of recommending his termination I just choose not to listen to his show.

Al Sharpton has absolutely no moral authority so his judgment of Imus is laughable. Wyatt did an excellent post (uncensored, of course) on this that sums it up rather nicely.