Thursday, May 31, 2007

Kudos To My Senator, Kit Bond


While Scooter Libby had his life and career destroyed because of Plamegate, those who had the biggest issue with the truth, Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson walk around free of consequences.

My awesome Senator Kit Bond is saying not so fast. As Vice-Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee he is a little troubled by the fact that Valerie Plame has no less than 3 different versions of how her husband was chosen to go to Niger.

VALERIE PLAME'S 3 VERSIONS:
1) To the CIA inspector general, she said that she suggested her husband for the trip.

2) To the Senate Intelligence Committee staff, she said she could not remember whether she suggested her husband or if her boss did.

3) To the House Committee, she said she did not suggest him.

In Plame's testimony to the House she said that her February 12, 2002 memo was taken out of context by the Senate. When I look at the memo it looks pretty clear to me that she was recommending her husband for the trip, maybe a liberal can point out to me what in the memo (posted below) is being taken out of context:
"The report forwarded below has prompted me to send this on to you and request your comments and opinion. Briefly, it seems that Niger has signed a contract with Iraq to sell them uranium. The IC [Intelligence Community] is getting spun up about this for obvious reasons. The embassy in Niamey has taken the position that this report can’t be true — they have such cozy relations with the GON [Government of Niger] that they would know if something like this transpired.

So where do I fit in? As you may recall, [redacted] of CP/[office 2] recently approached my husband to possibly use his contacts in Niger to investigate [a separate Niger matter]. After many fits and starts, [redacted] finally advised that the station wished to pursue this with liaison. My husband is willing to help, if it makes sense, but no problem if not. End of story.

Now, with this report, it is clear that the IC is still wondering what is going on… my husband has good relations with both the PM and the former minister of mines, not to mention lots of French contacts, both of whom could possibly shed light on this sort of activity. To be frank with you, I was somewhat embarrassed by the agency’s sloppy work last go-round, and I am hesitant to suggest anything again. However, [my husband] may be in a position to assist. Therefore, request your thoughts on what, if anything, to pursue here. Thank you for your time on this."

As a result, Senator Kit Bond has:
"written to the CIA asking to interview the people said to be involved. He also wants to reinterview Valerie Plame Wilson herself."

Over the years my respect for Senator Bond has only grown. He is a conservative, a patriot and a fierce fighter for justice. When there was voter fraud in Missouri in 2000 he didn't just sit back and say, thats too bad. He did something about it. There has been much injustice in Plamegate and Senator Bond once again is showing himself to be a fighter for truth and justice. He deserves our praise and thanks and I for one am happy to give it.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Newt Gingrich Just Lost Some More Ground w/LMC


I understand that it is extremely popular to bash the President right now but I have to say this really ticked me off. In this rather lengthy New Yorker article Newt Gingrich is quoted as saying:
"The Bush Administration has become a Republican version of the Jimmy Carter Presidency..."
He also says that Rove's strategy for winning in 2004 was “maniacally dumb”. You can say a lot of things about Karl Rove, but dumb isn't one of them.

When you add this to Gingrich's recent failure to clock Kerry in the global warming debate I fear he is not the man many had hoped him to be. Whenever he gets around liberals he seems to have this strange desire for them to like him and I don't think thats who we want for our leader.

The New Yorker article also reveals some friction between Gingrich and Delay on several issues and on all of them I'd have to say I'd come down on the side of Delay. Which I just see as another bad sign. You combine this with Newt's baggage and his refusal to jump into the race until fall and I think you come up with someone who doesn't have a prayer of winning the Republican nomination.

Since the field is so dismal I can't say I would completely write him off but he just went down lower on my likable and viable list. Who does that leave for me personally? Fred Thompson, Duncan Hunter, Rudy Giuliani and if I'm forced to pick between Romney and McCain I'd settle for Romney.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Creation Museum


Answers in Genesis opened their Creation Museum yesterday. I am very excited and proud of this project. My parents have made special vacation plans to go see it this summer.

What never ceases to amaze me is how controversial it has already become. All the familiar arguments are thrown out against those of us "naive idiots" who believe in Creationism instead of Evolution. If you don't believe in evolution you are a considered by the elite to be an uneducated minority who is anti-science. The school board members in Kansas that wanted Intelligent Design to at least be offered as an alternative theory to Evolution were ridiculed as being anti-science kooks. If you take the time to study you'll find that science backs up Creationism a lot more than it does Evolution.

In my high school debate class I was involved in a debate on whether Evolution was true or not. My friend freaked out when she found out we were on the side against Evolution. She was convinced that the evidence was overwhelmingly for evolution and we were sure to lose. I just smiled. I did a ton of research and we came prepared and kicked their butts and won the debate hands down!!! To be honest, it is one of my favorite memories of high school. We never sought to prove Creation, only to disprove Evolution.

Evolution has A LOT of holes in it and their is ABSOLUTELY NO PROOF of evolution and yet it is taught in every single public school today. Both Evolution and Creationism are theories that can't be proven because no one can go back in time and watch the beginning of the world taking place. People talk about how Creationism involves faith but it takes a lot more faith to believe in evolution over creation. To this day there has never, ever been a transitional form found to prove that Evolution takes place. Yet, it is taught as FACT in all public schools.

When you consider how Intelligent Design can't even be taught as an alternative theory to Evolution in schools it amazes me that Evolutionists can't even stand the thought of this museum. How dare someone plant the idea that Evolution might not be true? My belief is that Evolutionists wouldn't be so threatened if they really believed their theory was true.


Contrary to popular belief there are a lot of scientists (scroll down on the link to see the list) that don't believe in Evolution and do believe in Creationism. For those of you who insist that Evolution has to be true because all the "experts" say so and its what you've always been taught take the time to check out what organizations like Answers in Genesis have to say. To start, read this article, Can Creationists be Scientists?

I know many will disagree and be 100% convinced that I am an anti-science kook for believing in Creationism. Thats okay, but take the time to study the other side. Evolution is one of those "politically correct" issues that has been rammed down our throats with no alternative allowed. If Evolution is so fool-proof why do so many want to silence the other side?

Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day--May We Never Forget

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."--Ronald Reagan


Video Hat Tip: Wake Up America

The above video is one of the most moving Memorial Day tributes that I've seen.

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. A man who has nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance at being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."--John Stuart Mill


This video tribute is set to the song Amazing Grace sung by LeAnn Rimes.

"Let us not mourn for those who have died fighting but rather let us be glad that such heroes have lived."

Taylor Hicks - Do I Make You Proud

I've posted this one before but it is so good I had to post it again. Our soldiers make me extremely proud to be an American and to live in a free country.

"Freedom is never free."


I've linked to this one and posted it numerous times because it makes me tear up every time I see it. I pray this would happen every time a U.S. soldier would come home.

May we never forget what our military men and women do for us. May we be patriots who show our love for our country and for our soldiers, not just on Memorial Day, but every day. U.S. soldiers sacrifice a lot for our freedoms and all they want is our thanks, love and appreciation. May they feel it in abundance today!!

I will declare right now my thanks, love and appreciation for all those who have served and are serving. THANK-YOU!!! I am and will always be a cheerleader for you.


Support the Troops!
Freedom Alliance
Protest Warrior
Families United
Soldiers' Angels
Adopt Our Troops
MIL Blogs
Wednesday Hero Blogroll

Other Memorial Day posts:
Mike's America
Wordsmith
Wordsmith--updated
Always on Watch
Bloviating Zeppelin
Born Again Redneck Yogi
Flopping Aces
Anna's Clue Tank
Confessions of a Closet Republican
Grizzly Mama
Frankly, My Dear...
Marie's Two Cents
Right Wing Rebel
Jimmyb
Public Pondering
Dragon Lady's My Republican Blog
Sister Toldjah

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Highlights


Gathering of Eagles had another event today and our very own Skye attended again. She already has some pictures like the one above at her site and Mike is reporting in for her also. Continue to check both sites for more updates and I will try to get a comprehensive post up on it also.


I don't have time for anything in-depth but thought I'd post a couple of pics & cartoons with easter eggs behind them to make Wordsmith happy.

As most of you have probably heard Rosie is not only a bully but also throws temper tantrums. After Elisabeth took her to task she reportedly did the following:
1) Trashed her dressing room

2) Had a cohort deface pictures of Elisabeth in the studio.

3) Refused to finish her last 3 weeks on the show.

I find all of this unfathomable. If Elisabeth had been this upset the first time Rosie gave her a hard time she would've quit the first week Rosie started on the show. It amazes me how bullies have such thin skin. They can dish it out but they can't take it when its served back to them.


After I last posted on Jimmy he was saying that he had been misinterpreted, which we all knew wasn't true. Yet, he probably realized he had gone way over the line once again. It also isn't a good idea when history shows your presidency was one of the worst to go around accusing others of being the worst. It doesn't go over real well. As many have stated, there is a reason Carter was only a one term president.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Democrats Don't Seem to Care About National Security

Nancy Pelosi's First 100 Days

Video Hat tip: Marie's Two Cents

The above video tells what Pelosi has done in her first 100 days, not to mention as I point out below how our country has being weakened by the Democrats having more power.

Why do I say that elected Democrats don't seem to care about national security?

THE PROOF:

1) Pelosi's "talks" with Syria have not only not helped but made things worse for both Syria and the U.S. Mike's excellent expose shows the damage she did with her trip to Syria. I had liberals coming on here talking about how there was nothing wrong with her trip. Tell that to the innocent Syrian dissidents who were fighting for basic human rights who were imprisoned and tortured as a DIRECT RESULT OF PELOSI'S TRIP.

2) John Edwards (aka The Breck Girl) doesn't seem to think that there is a War on Terror. Al Qaeda is a figment of everyone else's imagination. Yet, Israel (the only full fledged democracy in the Middle East) is the greatest threat to world peace according to the Breck Girl.

3) Clinton and Obama have proudly refused to fund the troops.

I could list more but I'll stop there for now.


Memo to Ted Kennedy, Dick Durbin, Rosie and all the other liberals that view what was done at Abu Ghraib as so horrible. This Al Qaeda torture manual shows what REAL TORTURE is and what our enemy has done and would do to innocent people if they had the opportunity.

What was it the Breck Girl said? There is no war on terror!! Tell that to all the victims of terror who have been tortured and killed.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

You Go Elisabeth Hasselback!!


Why is Elisabeth finally dishing it back to Rosie and not holding back??

1) She's got nothing to lose, because Rosie is on her way out.

2) She's got pregnancy hormones that are helping her be a little more aggressive :-)!

3) She's probably tired of people accusing her of not defending herself.


I am very impressed with Elisabeth!! She is in a lion's den where she is the lone conservative against 3 other liberals. The audience is also clearly liberal and yet she holds her own, she doesn't back down, and she's articulate with facts to back up what she says.

Rosie on the other hand is a bully who tries to badger her opponents into agreeing with her and validating her. She sat there and accused Elisabeth of betraying their friendship when Elisabeth takes her crap every single day. To be honest, I think Rosie is a bully who dishes out hateful stuff but has such a low self-esteem that she can't take it when its dished back to her.

Jordin Sparks is an American Idol!!


Jordin Sparks is the winner of Season 6 of American Idol!!!!

I cried when she sang this Tuesday night. She blew everyone away, she did such a good job and the song so applies to her life and mine.

My oldest daughter and I were ecstatic that she won last night. My daughter called a lot for her and when we looked at Dial Idol and saw that she was quite a bit ahead of Blake we were pretty excited.

She is the youngest singer to ever win and I wish her much success!

Here are the lyrics to the awesome song she sang, This is My Now:
There was a time I packed my dreams away
Living in a shell, hiding from myself.
There was a time when I was so afraid
I thought I’d reached the end.
Baby, that was then.
But I am made of more than my yesterdays.

This is my now,
And I am breathing in the moment.
As I look around,
I can’t believe the love I see.
My fear’s behind me,
Gone are the shadows and doubt.
That was then.
This is my now.

I had to decide.
Was I gonna play it safe?
Or look somewhere deep inside,
Try to turn the tide.
Find the strength to take that step of faith?

This is my now,
And I am breathing in the moment.
As I look around,
I can’t believe the love I see.
My fear’s behind me,
Gone are the shadows and doubt.
That was then.
This is my now.

I have a courage like never before, yeah.
I settled for less, but I’m ready for more.
Ready for more…

This is my now,
And I am breathing in the moment.
As I look around,
I can’t believe the love I see.
My fear’s behind me,
Gone are the shadows and doubt.
That was then.
This is my now,
And I am breathing in the moment.
As I look around,
I can’t believe the love I see.
My fear’s behind me,
Gone are the shadows and doubt.
That was then.
This is my now.
This is my now.

Jordin Sparks' picture journey!

Previously:
Jordin makes it to the final 2
TV Stuff
American Idol

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

McCain's Meltdown Has Begun


Picture Hat tip: Rush

John McCain has been losing it lately. Dare I say that if Ron Paul is the Republicans' Dennis Kucinich then John McCain is the Republicans' Howard Dean. It has been common knowledge that McCain has a temper but to lose it at people in your own party is pretty sad. Rush mentioned yesterday that he told a friend of his that was worried about McCain getting the nomination that it would only be a matter of time before he imploded. It looks like that process may have begun.

THE MELTDOWN

1) McCain drops the F bomb on a fellow Republican Senator over the Immigration bill.
McCain somehow thinks he is a god and if he and Teddy Kennedy work up an immigration bill then everyone must jump on the bandwagon with no questions or debate. Yet, what really seemed to tick him off was the fact that Cornyn mentioned he hadn't been around because he's out running for President. Ouch, the truth hurts!!

Mark Levin had this to say:
"I might congratulate John McCain if he directed this kind of attack on, say Patrick Leahy, but as usual, he's attacking a conservative who dares to stand on principle.

Didn't McCain say in the last debate that the American people want someone who can reach across the aisle?

This guy can't even get along with people on his side of the aisle.

John Cornyn is a class act and a serious legislator. McCain is an over-rated politician living off his past.
"

2) He said some pretty harsh things to Romney after Romney also dared to disagree with him over immigration.
"Maybe his solution will be to get out his small varmint gun and drive those Guatemalans off his lawn."

MORE ON MCCAIN

1) Why Dennis Prager says John McCain is disqualified!
Prager used to support McCain but no more!!

2) Reliapundit wonders if McCain will run on a 3rd party ticket once he loses the Republican nomination.

Lost 2 Hour Season Finale Tonight!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Booting Ron Paul

Ron Paul Talks with 9/11 Conspiracy Nuts

I for one don't care whether Ron Paul participates in anymore Republican debates. Republicans that have anything favorable to say about Paul are far and few between. The only ones I can think of are possibly Chuck Hagel, or perhaps Rudy for Paul making him look so good at the debate. Just as Jimmy Carter is irrelevant so is Ron Paul. Besides him raising my blood pressure, I consider him like a gnat to be swatted. He won't be around long and doesn't have a prayer at getting the Republican presidential nomination.


That said, I was delighted to read Patrick's post on the guy who I anticipate being the one to give Ron Paul the boot from his House seat. Eric Dondero declared his decision to challenge Ron Paul right after his appearance at the Republican debate. He too is a Libertarian Republican but one who believes in National Security. Here is what Nate Nelson had to say about Eric Dondero on his blog:
"Congressman Ron Paul is like a sore on the behind of Republican libertarianism. He makes it seem as though Republican libertarianism is nothing more than Buchananesque defeatism and isolationism. Eric Dondero is a positive alternative to Ron Paul: unabashedly Republican, unabashedly conservative, unabashedly libertarian, and unabashedly willing to balance these three systems. Perhaps most importantly, he is unabashedly willing to vote in favor of defending our country. He is a better choice for Texas' 14th District and for America."

Check out Eric Dondero's blog, spread the word and show him your support, especially if you live in Texas.

Mike summed it up well in the comments' section on Skye's blog:
"One difference though between how the GOP and Dems handle their kooks. You're never going to see Ron Paul sitting in the Presidential Box at a GOP Convention as we did with Michael Moore sitting next to Carter in 2004.

We take out our trash. Dems leave it in the living room and let it stink.
"

Monday, May 21, 2007

Increasingly Irrelevant and Other Stuff


1) Bush's Spokesman's response to Carter:
"I think it's sad that President Carter's reckless personal criticism is out there," Fratto told reporters. "I think it's unfortunate. And I think he is proving to be increasingly irrelevant with these kinds of comments."
"Increasingly irrelevant" sums up Jimmy Carter pretty well. Its just too bad he doesn't realize it.


2) Wordsmith wrote an excellent post on Bush & Blair, Roosevelt & Churchill:
"The Roosevelt-Churchill connection set the tone for a series of relationships between ensuing American Presidents and British Prime Ministers -- Reagan and Thatcher, Bush and Blair -- who were brought together by common interests and shared values. As the wars of the 21st century take shape, George W. Bush and Tony Blair are working in the shadow and style of the Great Men of World War II."- Jon Meacham

3) The Half Hour News Hour has returned. It started airing new episodes last sunday. Make sure you tune in each Sunday night right after Hannity's show at 9C/10E.

Last night my favorite parts were the John Edwards' bit and this part about Al Gore:
"Instead of Bibles a hotel in California is now placing a copy of Al Gore's global warming book "An Inconvient Truth" in every room. According to research, it is the only thing hotel guests won't steal."



4) Jordin Sparks (my favorite) has made it to the final 2. Either her or Blake will be the next American Idol. My kids were pretty happy since these were our 2 favorites. I did feel bad though because a friend of mine was a big Melinda fan.

5) Jerry Falwell: Say hello to Ronald Reagan! Ann's column on Jerry Falwell had some good points, here is an excerpt:
"No man in the last century better illustrated Jesus' warning that "All men will hate you because of me" than the Rev. Jerry Falwell, who left this world on Tuesday. Separately, no man better illustrates my warning that it doesn't pay to be nice to liberals.

He was such a good Christian that back when we used to be on TV together during Clinton's impeachment, I sometimes wanted to say to him, "Step aside, reverend – let the mean girl handle this one." (Why, that guy probably prayed for Clinton!)"

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Jimmy Carter is Despicable!!

A columnist for Time magazine once wrote that some of Carter’s “One Ranger work has taken him dangerously close to the neighborhood of what we used to call treason.”

What do you call a former U.S. President who willingly bashes his own country, his own President, a leader of another democratic country and yet embraces multiple, bloodthirsty dictators? I will be so bold as to say a traitor!! As I stated in my comprehensive post that I did on him a year ago his worldview seems to be:
Almost all dictators are better than American presidents, blame America for all the world's problems and appease evil instead of defeating it.
I will refrain from expressing exactly what else I think of him but check out the following to see why I'm so steamed:

1) Carter Blasts Bush on His Global Impact

2) Carter attacks Blair for 'blind' support of US in Iraq

3) JIMMY CARTER ON IRAQ AND BLAIR: DEPOSING A GENOCIDAL TYRANT AND REPLACING IT WITH DEMOCRACY WAS A TRAGEDY

Friday, May 18, 2007

First Vinyl


I wanted to do a fun post today so I finally decided to do BWH's Vinyl meme. He wanted us to post the album cover of the very first album we ever bought. I can't remember for sure exactly which one was first but I do remember a series of albums that I bought the year I turned 13. I had gotten my first tape player and my dad still believed in buying the records and taping them onto tapes so you'd have 2 copies.

I have fond memories of Def Leppard and I still listen to them today. I remember my first junior high slumber party and we played their Pyromania record over and over again, ate pizza and made prank phone calls. It was also the first time there was some peer pressure to smoke but I said no!!


Since I always have to alter meme's just a little I decided to post several album covers that I remember from that year. What teen girl didn't love the Go Go's Beauty and the Beat? They weren't popular much past the early 80's but they had some hit songs that we all loved.


I can proudly say that when I bought Thriller it was the one and only time I spent money on a Michael Jackson album. This was back when he sang great and appeared to act and look fairly normal. Unfortunately, it was all downhill after this.

I couldn't believe that my kids didn't realize he was black because the first time they saw him was when he was on trial a couple of years ago. I had to dig up a picture from this era to show them what he used to look like.

The other main album I remember was The Very Best of Air Supply. Anyone who is interested jump on the bandwagon and let us know what your first album was, if you are brave enough, how old you were and any other fun details.

For those of you who need my daily dose of politics, go here to read what I wrote about Tony Blair.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Jerry Falwell


"Our hearts and prayers go out to Jerry’s wife Macel, his children Jerry, Jonathan and Jeannie, and his church. This is a tragic loss for them – and for all Americans. Jerry’s passions and convictions changed the course of our country for the better over the last 20 years – and I was proud to call him my friend.

“It was Jerry who led an entire wing of Christianity, the fundamentalist wing, away from isolation and into a direct confrontation with culture. It was my honor to share the front lines with him in the battle for righteousness in our nation. We will continue that fight, in his honor, until our mutual goals are achieved."--Dr. James Dobson
Even though I consider myself to be a part of the dreaded "religious right" I wasn't the biggest fan of Jerry Falwell at all. I'm a Dr. James Dobson chic whereas Robertson and Falwell often said things that made me cringe. Probably, my biggest complaint about Falwell was his comments after 9/11. That said, I can't believe the absolute vitriol that is being spewed by the left about this man.

A lady at the entertainment network where I'm going to be doing my radio show commented that Conservatives have a bad reputation for being cold-hearted. I understood what she was saying yet, I think most of it is the way we have been demonized by the Drive By Media. Later, I thought to myself that the liberal left seems to have a lot more hatred for George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Tony Snow (when he got cancer) and now Jerry Falwell. You would never see your average conservative saying some of the vile things that the left seems to think are okay to say about someone whose body isn't even cold yet. As O'Reilly pointed out, at the very least, they greatly lack a sense of decency.

Jerry Falwell may have been the fall guy for those who hate Christians and he often said things that warranted criticism but he did do some good.

1) The University he started, Liberty University is an excellent school as far as I can tell. Its a quality school unlike some of the more questionable ones like Bob Jones, IMHO (I'm sure I'll get flack for that statement). The summer between my sophomore and junior year at Moody I stayed in Chicago. I got to know a group of college kids from Liberty that came for the summer and I was pretty impressed with them and what they said about the school.

2) He was instrumental in Evangelical Christians getting more involved in politics and the culture and I think that has been a good thing. If someone had done this sooner Roe vs. Wade may never have happened.

Jerry Falwell wasn't the greatest guy but he was a decent, moral man who deserves better than how he is being treated by the looney left. As even Dennis Miller pointed out, at least put the shovels away before pulling out the knives.

Others blogging:
The Left Spits On Jerry Falwell's Grave--GG

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Grading the Republican Candidates at Debate #2


AWARDS

Best line of the night--Rudy
"That's really an extraordinary statement, as someone who lived through the attack of Sept. 11, that we invited the attack because we were attacking Iraq. I don't think I have ever heard that before and I have heard some pretty absurd explanations for Sept. 11. I would ask the congressman to withdraw that comment and tell us that he didn't really mean that."

Funniest line--Mike Huckabee
Congress has "spent money like John Edwards at a beauty shop."

High Five line--Mitt Romney
"My fear is that McCain-Kennedy would do to immigration what McCain-Feingold has done to campaign finance and money in politics -- and that's bad."

Best pop culture line--Tom Tancredo
"I'm looking for Jack Bauer at that time."

Best immigration line--Duncan Hunter
"We need to be able to ask people when they want to come into America: Knock on the front door because the back door's going to be closed."

Best explanation on the sanctity of human life--Mike Huckabee

This debate was a million times better than the MSNBC one on so many different levels. My blood pressure didn't get near as high this time. Wendell Goler, Chris Wallace and Brit Hume all get an A+ for their job as moderators. Their questions were fair, good and tough at times. I also liked the bell so much better than Matthews whining at the candidates to stop talking.

I wasn't overly impressed or awed by anyone so can't pick a winner but I will dole out some grades, starting with the worst.

GRADES

Ron Paul--Biggest Loser of the night--F
Don Surber calls him the Republican Kucinich, my sentiments exactly!! I think one of the moderators said it best when he asked if Paul was running for the nomination of the wrong party. This man's take on national security and defense is horrific and as bad as most of the Democrats. I was so proud of Rudy for taking him on when he basically said we deserved to get attacked on 9/11. Hello? Has Paul been spending time with Michael Moore? He also wants to gut the Department of Homeland Security. Thank God this man doesn't have a prayer of winning the nomination.

Tom Tancredo--The other crank--D
Dean Barnett called Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo the cranks after the last debate. I can't think of a more fitting description for both of them. Tancredo is totally sanctimonious and self-righteous and really annoys me. The only reason he doesn't get an F is because I loved his reference to Jack Bauer in response to the question about the terrorist attack.

Jim Gilmore--Mr. Pompous--D
Jim Gilmore doesn't necessarily say anything wrong but there is nothing about him that is likable or great. He comes across as pretty arrogant, pompous and annoying. I'm not impressed.

Tommy Thompson--D
I view Thompson as very similar to Gilmore. Nothing atrocious but nothing great either. He just doesn't come across well.

John McCain--Mr. Despicable--D+
He actually did a couple of good things which is why he didn't get an F. He lost points for caring more about world opinion of us than our safety, for saying that Bush mishandled the war and for being wishy washy on tax cuts. He gained points for his drunken sailor line and for being strong on the war.

Sam Brownback--Mr. Boring--C-
Sam Brownback is great on most issues except the war, but as Barnett also pointed out he is just so lackluster. He gained points last night for giving a good answer to the gas prices question and for saying that U.S. lives are more important than world opinion.

Mike Huckabee--Mr. Irritating--C
Huckabee would've gotten a higher grade had he not ticked me off on a couple of issues. He had some great lines but also some irritating ones. Normally I put him in the same category as Brownback but he broke out of the pack a little last night. It still doesn't change my opinion much but nevertheless, he had some high points at the debate. I thought his John Edwards' line was by far the funniest line of the night and his monologue on the value of life is one of the best I've ever heard.

Yet, his insinuation that Bush didn't listen to his generals and he would've and he would've done things right the first time was the height of arrogance. It really bothered me. Hindsight is 20/20 and the arrogance in his forceful statement really ticked me off.

Duncan Hunter--Mr. Strong--C+
Hunter didn't really do anything to stand out at the debate but I just love how he comes across. I trust and believe what he says and he has a strength to him that is impressive. I liked his immigration line and his stance on China.

Mitt Romney--Mr. Plastic--B
I'm not a big fan of Romney as I alluded to in my last post but he had some good moments last night. Points against him were that I just don't find him believable when he says things. He says he will be tough on the war on terror but I just have a hard time believing it. He also sounded like George Bush Sr. when he said he wouldn't raise taxes.

I did really like his line about McCain-Kennedy being like McCain-Feingold. Awesome score with that line. I also liked his answer about the civil rights struggle being in the education realm with some kids not getting a good education.

Rudy Giuliani--Mr. Tough--B+
My biggest issue with Rudy is obviously on abortion, there is no way to get around it and I thought Huckabee's response to him was correct. Yet, on pretty much everything else Rudy is impressive. When he says he will fight the jihadists I believe him. When you looked at his face when he responded to Ron Paul you saw the passion and that he believed firmly in what he said.

Tammy Bruce and I must be cut from the same cloth, look at what she says here:
"Giuliani and Hunter were the most impressive to me. Tancredo not great on everything, but generally very good. If there was any doubt after the last debate,. Ron Paul need to be locked up somewhere. Something is wrong with him."

Previously:
My take on the first debate--You didn't just say that!!

Others blogging:
Michelle Malkin
Hot Air
Sister Toldjah
Mike's America
Flopping Aces
Dean Barnett
Tammy Bruce
Gateway Pundit
A Voice of Reason

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Update on the Republican Candidates for President


I found this article, Christian conservatives pledge support for '08 Thompson bid interesting. I must say that I'm not surprised at all. If you can't please this political conservative news junkie with the current crop of candidates there is a big, gaping hole. As I keep saying I hope Fred Thompson and Newt Gingrich get in the mix soon so we can see if they have a real chance.

Some were impressed with Mitt Romney at the first debate. I still can't bring myself to be jumping up and down about him for numerous reasons. Patrick found this article, Straw Meet Camel that expresses my sentiments to a tee up until the part where this guy turns to McCain instead. I think not!! Although, he also points out that he would prefer Thompson. It seems we all would!! Here are some excerpts from his article that echo my thoughts:
"Count me unimpressed. At the time I reviewed Hugh Hewitt's book, I wrote, "Like Hewitt, were the election held today, I would vote for Mitt Romney, but unlike Hewitt, I am not very passionate about the former governor and have, over time, developed some qualms about him." As late as last week, in email correspondence between friends, I said the same.

I can no longer say that. It is not because Ann Romney gave money to Planned Parenthood. It is because this is the straw that broke the camel's back -- one light piece of straw piled on a mountain of political opportunism and reckless vacillation.

On October 7, 2001, President Bush told the nation, " We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter; and we will not fail. Peace and freedom will prevail." I can no longer trust that Mitt Romney has a spine strong enough not to go wobbly with it becomes convenient."

I'm sure I will post on the Fox News debate that is scheduled to happen tonight. Yet, I don't expect to learn anything earth shattering. I just know that it won't be quite the train wreck that the MSNBC one was because Chris Matthews will be absent and so will the ridiculously, biased questions.

My take is that if Gingrich and Thompson don't create an upset and knock one of the 3 front runners out this is what the most likely outcome will be.

My take as always, anyone but McCain!!

Monday, May 14, 2007

LMC'S Smorgasbord


1) My kids and I and some friends went to Worlds of Fun this past Friday. My husband's work gets a night for all the employees and their families to go for free from 6-Midnight. My husband couldn't come with us because of a recent injury to his one knee and his other one still isn't back up to par from his surgery last year. A KC Star photographer was there and took this pic of us that they put up on their website.


2) I hope all the Moms had a great Mother's Day yesterday!!

3) Bill Kristol Rocks!! Bill Kristol is one of those people who either really inspires me or really ticks me off. This was one of the inspirational times and he nails it right on the head. Take the time to watch this clip, Kristol outdoes himself here and had me cheering.

4) The winner of Survivor last night was Earl Cole who is actually from Kansas City. My kids and I were very disappointed that Yau-Man didn't win. What I did find neat is how popular Yau-Man was with all the viewers. Since Yau-man was the only honest guy in the mix I found this encouraging. Most people still admire those who are honest and have integrity.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Life is Crazy Busy


Life has been crazy busy lately. I'm trying to squeeze blogging in when I can. A friend and I are doing an accountability thing for our work-outs so I have been doing awesome with them. If we keep up the good work we get to subscribe to In Style magazine at the end of the month. I know, most of you are groaning right now, especially Exile but when LMC isn't hitting the politics hard and heavy she has to have some frivolous fun.

I'm also trying to finish up school with my kids, get ready for my radio show and 5 million other things.

A friend and I were trying to come up with a name for my show last night while eating at Wingstop. Some have suggested "The Chatterbox Chronicles" to stay consistent but I want something that conveys that I'm a conservative but shows that I am a little edgy or have attitude like Voice brought up awhile back ;-)!! Two ideas that came to mind while driving home from the gym were, "A Sassy Voice on the Right" or "A Conservative Voice with Attitude". I don't know if either of those will work but thats the direction I'm going.

One of the things I'm doing to prepare for my radio show is watching this tape series entitled "Secrets of Great Communicators" by Jeff Myers. So far it is very good and I'm learning a lot and loving the quotes from Reagan, Churchill and Teddy Roosevelt. BZ is also giving me advice since he has had a lot of experience in radio.

In conclusion, for those of you who pray and love missions our very own Cajun Tiger is going on a Mission Trip to Burundi. Go here for all the details. Godspeed Cajun!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Kudos to Jeff Ruby


Jeff Ruby, owner of several upscale steakhouses, kicked OJ Simpson out of his Louisville restaurant the night before the Kentucky Derby. He said he was "sickened by the attention that Simpson still attracts." Here are the details:
"I didn't want to serve him because of my convictions of what he's done to those families," Jeff Ruby said in a telephone interview Tuesday. "The way he continues to torture the lives of those families ... with his behavior, attitude and conduct."

Simpson, an NFL Hall of Famer and Heisman Trophy winner, was found innocent in 1995 of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman but was found liable in a civil trial that followed.

Ruby — who owns restaurants in Cincinnati, Louisville and Belterra, Ind. — said Simpson, who was in town for the Derby on Saturday, came in with a group of about 12 Friday night and was seated at a table in the back. A customer came up to Ruby and was "giddy" about seeing Simpson, Ruby said.

"I didn't want that experience in my restaurant," Ruby said, later adding that seeing Simpson get so much attention "makes me sick to my stomach."

He said he went to Simpson's table and said, "I'm not serving you." Ruby said when Simpson didn't respond, he repeated himself and left the room.

Of course, Simpson's lawyer is screaming racism but I have to say I applaud Ruby for taking such a strong stand. I'm not the only one because many in the restaurant also applauded Ruby right after Simpson left and Ruby says he's gotten around 100 positive emails since the incident.

To this day I am still sickened at how OJ Simpson clearly got away with murder and still seems to enjoy a certain "celebrity status". Its nice to see that not everyone forgets the great harm he has caused.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

TV Stuff


Jordin was great again last night on American Idol. I think its pretty obvious that her, Blake and Melinda will make it to the top 3. I will be completely shocked if Lakisha doesn't go home tonight. Especially if you check out how they ranked according to DialIdol. Dial Idol measures the busy signal on the phones and somehow is able to tell approximately how people will be ranked the next night. It usually comes pretty close to the actual results.


If anybody is a fan of American Idol at all you will absolutely love this short Simpsons clip that makes fun of Simon. Simon is brutally honest but you love him anyway. Yet, it is hilarious what they do with this clip, classic!!


I'm looking forward to Lost tonight. Poor Sawyer had a rough night last week, we were all feeling his pain. Billie mentioned this in her latest review:
"I recently did a "favorite character poll" on the front page of my site. Sawyer won, and Sayid and Desmond tied for second place. Just wanted to pass that on."
I guess I'm not as alone as I thought :-).

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Sunday, May 06, 2007

A Victory for France and America


VICTORY MESSAGE TO AMERICA: 'YOU CAN COUNT ON FRANCE AS A FRIEND'...Nicolas Sarkozy

Two weeks ago I did a post on the French primary elections. I was excited about Nicolas Sarkozy because he was a conservative and even somewhat pro-American and amazingly, was still doing well in the polls. He was the favored one to win the election against the socialist candidate, Segolene Royal. Here is an article comparing where the 2 stood on different issues, Sarkozy's looks pretty good, especially for France.

I'm happy to report that not only did Sarkozy win but he won by 6 percentage points, 53% to 47%. There was also an 85.5% turnout rate.

This was the platform that Sarkozy ran on:
"Sarkozy, the son of a Hungarian immigrant, presented himself as the "candidate of work", promising to loosen the 35-hour work week by offering tax breaks on overtime and to trim fat from the public service, cut taxes and wage war on unemployment."

It is interesting that the Socialist party can't even win in France, a country known for attempting to have a socialist utopia. Hopefully, Sarkozy can lead his country in a new direction that will be friendlier towards real democracy and towards the U.S.

Others blogging:
Mike's America
Right Wing Rebel

Saturday, May 05, 2007

My Chat With Rush Limbaugh


I'm still on Cloud 9 and just beaming. Yesterday, I was able to get through on Rush Limbaugh's show.

I had tried to call on Wednesday and wasn't able to get through. I was determined that I would dedicate myself to trying to get through on Open Line Friday. Amazingly, I got through pretty quickly but then was on hold for about an hour. I was nervous but just kept going over what I was going to say and managed to hold it together while talking to him. Here is the transcript from his website on my question:
CALLER: Hi. Mega dittos. I'm so excited that I got through.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: I just wanted you to know, I have a political blog and I have a Rush babe emblem right there on the front to show everybody my support --

RUSH: That a babe, that a babe.

CALLER: So I wanted to let you know I was listening to your response to the "we can't win" guy on Wednesday and I was just cheering the whole time. It just expressed my views on the war to a T, and I feel like you do in that I've been a little discouraged by some of the people in our own party that seem to have the same we can't win attitude, and especially Bill Buckley wrote this piece, you know, recently about The waning of the GOP saying that --

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: -- we can't win the war, the Republican Party might even suffer from this. And I know you love Bill Buckley, and I'm just wondering where is he coming from with this?

RUSH: Well, I can only speculate, because I haven't spoken to him about it. I got e-mail about that. "Hey, Rush, you love Buckley, did you see what he wrote? How can you still like Buckley?" You people are not aware of the pressures I'm under because of the things that I admit. There's a branch of conservatism that holds we ought go nowhere where our national interests are not threatened. We cannot be, quote, unquote, policemen of the world. I can't tell you for sure that I know that Bill Buckley has been on board and then got off the train. I don't know if he started out being for this or if he didn't. I think what he's assessing is the bungling of this as he sees it, and he thinks that the bungling of this is going to really, really decimate the Republican Party, because it's looking incompetent. It could well be that Mr. Buckley has fallen prey to what we've been talking about the last couple days, the media bubble. But he's not the only one. There are quite a few others --

CALLER: Right.

RUSH: -- who I know at the outset were very supportive and ready to go, and simply don't like the way it's been, and I think in his view his criticism is based on incompetence of the whole thing. No, he's not rooting for defeat. It's a big difference out there, Dionne. He's not rooting for defeat. He's ruing it, and he's worried about the impact that it might have on the Republican Party and of course the future.

He then went on to ask me about this KC story, Airport adds foot basins for Muslim cabbies.

I hadn't heard about it but I was able to go on and ask him another question that I was hoping to be able to slip in. I asked him for advice on my internet radio show starting in June. He asked what it was going to be about and joked that I could do my best imitation of him.

During this part of the conversation I mentioned that I was a conservative Christian so he asked me another question about Mitt Romney and why Christians have a problem with Mormonism. The caller right before me didn't understand why people had issues with Romney being a Mormon. I explained that most Evangelicals view Mormonism as a cult. I mentioned that even though I agreed with that view it wasn't going to affect my view of Romney. I brought up that it would probably just indicate he was more moral than your average person and Orrin Hatch would be the perfect example. He then told the call screener not to take any calls about Mormonism because he had just gotten the answer to his question. Yah!!

It was a great experience and it was so great that I got to talk to him longer than just asking the one question. An awesome day!!

Fellow blogger Mike was so sweet. He heard me on the radio and immediately realized it was me and emailed me. He then sent out another email telling everyone even linking to the KC story. Thanks, Mike!!

Friday, May 04, 2007

You Didn't Just Say That!!


My thoughts on the Republican Debate:

1) MSNBC is the most biased network I have ever seen in my life. I can't believe the Dems whining and refusing to be on Fox. Fox never would've phrased the questions the way Chris Matthews did. It was ridiculous. Hugh Hewitt had this to say:
"...the partisan and sometimes ludicrously absurd questions from Chris Matthews."
Although he went on to say that this is good because this is what the Republican candidates should expect from the Drive By Media.

Sister Toldjah says he was the worst moderator ever!!

2) Almost everyone on that stage came across as a wimp!! My two favorites, Rudy and Duncan Hunter did better but everyone else hedged and hawed. I know thats part of playing the political game but give me a break, this is to cater to Republicans. Stand strong on something and give a straight answer.

3) Ron Paul confirmed for me that I really don't like him! He is as traitorous as Chuck Hagel. I knew he hadn't been good on the war but some of his comments were just unbelievable.

4) I literally yelled at John McCain after his answer about what Bush has done wrong. He said, "He wouldn't have mismanaged the war." I said several times, "YOU DIDN'T JUST SAY THAT!!" I couldn't believe it. Would Harry Truman have said that about FDR because of the numerous mistakes that were made in World War II? How about leaving 11,000+ U.S. soldiers in the Philippines to die? No, Truman would never have said things could've been handled better because he was aware that miscalculations and mistakes are always made in war. There is no perfect war.

It was the HEIGHT OF ARROGANCE for McCain to say that he wouldn't have mismanaged the war. He has no way of knowing that.

Republicans, this man can't be our nominee for President!!


5) Chris Matthews kept saying Tancredo's name wrong. This annoyed the heck out of me.

6) Duncan Hunter was the only one who gave a good answer to the Terri Schiavo question. He quoted Ronald Reagan in saying that "we should always err on the side of life". I was so irritated with how everyone else danced around the question. Dean Barnett also liked him the best after Romney.

7) Rudy was the only one who gave a good answer to the Bush question. He reminded everyone that if it weren't for Bush and his response to 9/11 we would've had another terrorist attack on U.S. soil by now.

8) Sam Brownback just doesn't do anything for me. People like me should be his biggest supporter but there are so many things about him that just don't work for me. Brownback was on Hannity's show the other day and I don't even like the sound of his voice, very un-inspirational.

9) Mike Huckabee doesn't do anything for me either. His support for tax hikes concerns me and then his answer about Rumsfeld during the debate really didn't set well with me at all. Dean Barnett had this to say about him:
"Mike Huckabee – I look at this guy and wonder where he ever got the notion that he should be president. Even more than the Cranks (see below), his presence on the stage bothered me. Does this guy have anything interesting or original to say? Has he ever?"

10) Romney annoyed me with his comparisons to Reagan. I'm sorry, but no one on that stage last night even comes close to Ronald Reagan. I also didn't like the way he used the phrase "separation of church and state".

11) Its a shame that Fred Thompson and Newt Gingrich weren't on that stage last night.

Message to Fred and Newt: Get in now!!


Others blogging:
Michelle Malkin
KY3 Political Notebook
Wordsmith
Sister Toldjah

UPDATE on yesterday's post:
Thanks to everyone for your awesome support about the radio show. You guys all Rock!!! I hope you'll all be callers/guests on the show.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

It's Official, LMC is a Radio Talk Show Host


This past February I was contacted by someone from Christian Financial Radio Network about hosting a weekly radio show. They were bought by Togi Entertainment so the Executive VP followed up with me. At that time we talked and it looked pretty likely that when they got things running I would be hosting an internet radio show. I sent them my resume and some items from my blog.

Yesterday, I was contacted by Togi Entertainment and they confirmed that I will be hosting my own show starting around the first week of June. To start out I will do a one hour weekly show but as things progress it will probably move to a longer show more times a week. There is also the possibility of me doing a show in the future critiquing TV and movies.

Here is a description of Togi Entertainment:
A multi-media company that focuses on quality entertainment in all areas of publishing, movies, music and broadcasting.

Their corporate motto is:
Politics, Lifestyle and Entertainment for heart, mind and soul.

I'm pretty psyched but would appreciate your prayers and ideas. I have to come up with a name for my show so leave your suggestions in the comments. I will also be having guests and callers so I hope all of you will be eager to participate :-).

I will let you know all the specifics when I have them such as days and times.

The National Day of Prayer 2007


“I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men… And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I therefore beg leave to move--that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business…”--Benjamin Franklin

Today is the National Day of Prayer!! Obviously, God wants us to pray all the time and every day but every year I think its a great idea to be reminded of the importance of prayer. Most of our Presidents and founding fathers (even the ones who weren't as "religious") understood the significance and importance of prayer.

If you have never checked out The Presidential Prayer Team website you need to today. It is a gold mine of good stuff. It gives you lots of good info on how to pray for the President, our nation and all of our elected officials. It also has lots of quotes from past Presidents and our founding fathers. Check it out!!

Pastor Charles Swindoll, Honorary Chairman of this year’s National Day of Prayer, prayed this prayer for our nation:
2007 Prayer for the Nation
by Charles Swindoll

Almighty God, we pause to reflect on Your character as we seek wisdom for such a time as this. In these unsafe days, You remain all-powerful and able to protect; in these uncertain times, You remain all-knowing, leading us aright; in the unprecedented events we're facing, You remain absolutely sovereign. Our times are in Your hands.

Therefore, our dependence on You, is total, not partial. Our need for Your forgiveness is constant, our gratitude for Your grace is profound, our love for You is deep.

We ask that You guard and guide our President and all who serve the people of these United States. May uncompromising integrity mark their lives. We also ask that You unite us as truly "one nation, under God." May genuine humility return to our ranks. And may that blend of integrity and humility heal our land. In our Lord's name we pray, Amen.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The President on American Idol


President George W. Bush and Laura were on American Idol last night!! They were thanking Americans for how much money was raised for charity. I loved Laura's line :-).
"I don't know darling, they've already seen you dance."

Harry Reid Needs to Resign


I'm with Rep. Duncan Hunter, Harry Reid needs to resign!! Watch this video and you will hear the message from the now famous Marine who had some very emotional things to say to Harry Reid.

I am just fed up with the defeatism and political posturing from the Democrats in DC. Apart from Joe Lieberman no Democrat seems to care about the security of this country, our troops or the future of the Iraqi people. Otherwise they wouldn't be so willing to send this strong message of appeasement just to satisfy the Moveon.org element of their party. It is disgraceful.

Had enough? Join me in letting your voice be known in DC. I'm going to be contacting my Representative and Senators either to praise them for voting against defeat or if they voted with Harry Reid let them know what I think about that ;-)!! To contact your Rep or Senator, go here. Enough is enough!!


Marie has written an excellent post on Bush's veto!! She had this to say:
"The Democrats have officially become the Party of Surrender, Defeat, and Treason!"

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Crybaby George Tenet


"Just a pathetic attempt by someone to rehabilitate his legacy at the cost of another's legacy."--Curt from Flopping Aces

George Tenet is being called many things right now but when I reflect on it I would say that "lacking principle & backbone" is probably the most apt description for him. As I mentioned in my post on the fired attorneys, whoever the Republican nominee is that wins the presidency in 2008 had better clean house. Tenet was a Clinton holdover and the result is typical.

Tenet didn't like being demonized by the Drive By Media, so stabbing Bush and Cheney in the back is a way to get back in the Drive By's good graces. I call it despicable!!

Tenet has already been caught in numerous lies and he is getting hammered by the left and the right. I hope the $2 million dollar book deal was worth making an idiot out of yourself and attacking decent men who had this country's best interest at heart.

The Weekly Standard has been on top of this story and Bill Kristol wrote a great article on Tenet's troubling errors in his book. Christopher Hitchens has written a piece blasting Tenet entitled, A Loser's History: George Tenet's sniveling, self-justifying new book is a disgrace. Also, check out Wordsmith's hilarious pic on all of this.

Other excellent posts on Tenet:
George Tenet--Spinmeister--Flopping Aces
George Tenet Stops Spinning And Starts Lying--Flopping Aces
GEORGE TENET: LYING SCUMBAG - er, um... I mean revisionist poseur--The Astute Bloggers
GEORGE TENET: LYING SC*MB*G - PART 2--The Astute Bloggers

Tony Snow is Back!!


"Not everybody will survive cancer, but on the other hand, you've got to realize you've got the gift of life, so make the most of it. And that is my view, and I'm going to make the most of my time with you."--Tony Snow

I was so happy to hear yesterday that Tony Snow was back and his cancer is far less serious than originally thought. Here are some of his comments from yesterday:
"Just a couple things about my situation. I'm not trying to feel sorry for myself, I'm just going to stop being choked up, because you guys have been so wonderful.

I'm a very lucky guy. As I told you before, we were, out of an aggressive sense of caution, going to do an exploratory surgery that did indicate that I still have cancer. Now, I know the first reaction of people when they hear the word "cancer" is uh-oh. But we live in kind of a different medical situation than we used to. And I have been blessed to be treated by, supported by some of the finest doctors in the world. What we are going to do -- we had surgery, where we did disclose -- and there are some cancers in the peritoneum and we are going to attack them using chemotherapy -- I'll start chemotherapy this Friday.

The design is to throw it into remission and transform it into a chronic disease. If cancer is merely a nuisance for a long period of time, that's fine with me. There are many people running around -- and I must tell you, I have received a lot of notes from folks who have had far worse cases than I have, who have survived many years with the kind of regimen that we're talking about, which is chemo up front, and then maintenance chemo to continue combating cancer tells.

I won't tell you how it's going to work out, because I don't know. But we obviously feel optimistic, and faith, hope and love are a big part of all of it.

The other thing is that I hope folks out there who may either have cancer or have loved ones with cancer need to know a couple of things. First, don't go it alone. The support I've received from you and from my colleagues at the White House and people around the country has been an enormous source of strength. You can't -- there's no way to quantify it, but you feel it. You feel it in your heart. And in many ways, that may be the most important organ for recovery, to have the kind of spirit and to realize that, in my case, I'm unbelievably lucky and unbelievably blessed -- and really happy to be back.

The other thing is -- so don't go it alone, and the other thing is be of courage. Realize that in an age like ours, things are happening very rapidly in the medical realm. I'm taking a cancer cocktail this time around, a chemo cocktail that's going to contain two agents that were not in broad use two years ago. Things are moving very rapidly, and there's always hope.

Not everybody will survive cancer, but on the other hand, you've got to realize you've got the gift of life, so make the most of it. And that is my view, and I'm going to make the most of my time with you."

One of the things I love about Tony Snow is how optimistic he is, which will serve him well in beating this cancer. God Bless you Tony Snow, we are so happy you're back!!