Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Laura and Jenna Bush in Kansas City!


First Lady Laura Bush and Jenna Bush came to Kansas City yesterday to promote their new book and I got to be there. They came to Unity Temple on the Plaza for a short presentation and then they autographed copies of their books. Rainy Day Books sold 1,000 tickets and books ahead of time. Several friends and I got to go and we met up with Heidi and her husband.

Thankfully, Heidi called and found out the doors opened even earlier than what they had previously said and she saved us seats. I was so bummed, because Rivka was supposed to go with us, but twisted her ankle the night before and wasn't able to come.

There were only 3 pathetic protesters and none of them assaulted us like has happened at previous events. Perhaps, if we had been able to rent Rivka a wheelchair and bring her with us they would've been braver. I wanted to say something to them but one of my friends urged me not to. Instead, I made eye contact with one of them and glared. I just find it absurd that they have nothing better to do with their lives than to protest at something that isn't even a political event.

Laura and Jenna Bush were both wonderful and gracious. Laura looks even prettier in person and so wonderful for her age. Jenna is very charming and articulate. It took hours to get through the line so we weren't supposed to say too much, but I did let them know it was an honor to meet them and that I home schooled my kids.

It was hard to get a decent picture and I don't have the best camera so I wasn't able to get a good picture of them. Instead, I did have someone take a picture of our group with us holding our books. The problem is, I left my camera in my friend's car. So as soon as I get it back I will add the picture to this post.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Scalia and Craig Ferguson


Justice Antonin Scalia went on the record with Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes this past Sunday. I watched the whole interview in doing my radio prep and thoroughly enjoyed it, as I do anything involving Scalia. I liked getting to see and hear from his wife and learn more about his 9 kids. One of his best moments from the interview is in the above video clip. He is talking about Bush vs. Gore and he is telling everyone to just, "Get over it" already!! If you get a chance, go listen or watch the whole interview, it is well worth your time.


Craig Ferguson was the comedian who spoke at the White House Correspondents' Dinner this past Saturday. He was pretty funny and I especially enjoyed when he took on the NY Times. The above clip was the 2nd of 3, 10 minute clips and this one had the great Rumsfeld parody and the NY Times joke. Hat tip to Rivka for alerting me to it.

Others Blogging:
Politik Ditto
Mike's America
Right Think
Sparks from the Anvil

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Fun Meme!


Patrick did this fun meme and even though he didn't tag anyone I'm one of those insane people who jumps on the bandwagon and does them anyway. I won't tag anyone either but feel free to join me in the insanity ;-)!!

1) What was I doing 10 years ago?

I had 3 kids ages 3, 2 and 4 months. The youngest 2 were still in diapers and my husband was working 12 hour Midnight shifts at a Steel plant.

2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order)?
1. Go to church
2. Prepare for my radio show tomorrow
3. Laundry
4. Take my kids to Choir
5. Work-out at the gym

3) Snacks I enjoy:

Candy bars, caramel apples, chips, ice cream...

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1. Get out of debt
2. Travel
3. Help put my kids through college
4. Buy a nice house
5. Get a maid & a cook
6. Give money and support ministries, missionaries and causes I believed in
7. Take my friends and I on a girls' trip to a spa on a tropical island
8. The list would be endless :-)))

5) Three of my bad habits:
1. Staying up too late at night.
2. Spending money I don't have.
3. Eating too much junk food.

6) 5 places I have lived:
1. Ohio
2. Michigan
3. West Virginia
4. Chicago, Illinois
5. Wisconsin

7) 5 Jobs I have had:
1. Drive-Thru at Burger King
2. Factory Worker
3. I worked at a Christian Radio Station
4. Receptionist
5. Nanny

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Saturday Smorgasbord


1) Tony Snow Joins CNN as a Political Contributor. The only reason this bums me out is because I never watch CNN so I won't get to see much of him. I miss him.

2) Dean Says Super Delegates Will Decide Dem Nominee by End of June? This ought to be interesting. It is one of those things where I just look at Howard Dean and say, "Good luck with that."

3) Bush Says Tax Rebates Will Start Going Out on Monday! Not only will this be good for the economy but it will be good for the average American family. I know my husband and I have plans for our rebate. As gas prices continue to rise this is a much needed tax break.

4) Memo to Sen. McCain: wake up and smell the coffee.
Rivka called me yesterday morning livid at McCain. I just sighed and said, "What has he done now?"

5) My kids and I went on a field trip to the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop. We went this past Thursday with our home school group. It was a lot of fun and we got to have a ride in the Stagecoach and learn about what happened along the Santa Fe Trail over a 100 years ago.

6) The Constitution Party is having their Convention here in Kansas City. Mike Ferguson is covering the convention and hopes to interview Alan Keyes and others while there. After reading his coverage from yesterday, it sounds quite interesting.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

80's Bunko Party!


I've mentioned before that I'm a part of a Bunko group. There are 12 women in the group and we meet at each other's houses once a month. Each woman gets to host it once a year and this month was my month.

I picked the 80's to be my theme and it was a lot of fun. I had Wings from Wingstop, Cheesecake, and lots of other goodies. We played Bunko and my prizes were fun Dvds, some from the 80's like Footloose, and then I had some Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner movies, etc...

Rivka is a part of the group and we usually get to talk a little about politics and she and I are both David Cook fans. This night, however, I did make the mistake of asking one of the other women who was subbing about her son being a liberal not realizing she was. She then proceeded she tell me she didn't like Bush and she was against the war. I was a little amazed and just kept quiet and tried to change the conversation. I so didn't mean to open that door. Wow!! Other than that, it was a great night!!

I'm still exhausted though from planning and hosting because I'm on a new medicine that has been kicking my butt. I finally got off of it because it was zapping me of all my energy and making my life miserable. I'll have to try something different. Today, I'm off to a field trip with my kids!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Remember How Voters Wanted Change in 2006?


I posted this cartoon on the day of the elections in 2006 because everyone was talking about how "horrible" things were back then. Well, lets take a good look at how things were then with a Republican led Congress and how things are now with a Democrat led Congress. (I got this via an email. I don't have a source but I heard Rush read this on the air last week and all the figures look fairly accurate. I tried to find a source but wasn't able to find that it was accurate or false. So if anyone has any additional info let me know):
A little over one year ago:

1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high;

2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon;

3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%.


Since voting in a Democratic Congress in 2006 we have seen:

1) Consumer confidence plummet;

2) The cost of regular gasoline soar to over $3.50 a gallon;

3) Unemployment is up to 5% (a 10% increase);

4) American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate
(stock and mutual fund losses);

5) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $1.2 trillion dollars;

6) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure.

America voted for change in 2006, and we got it!

Monday, April 21, 2008

April 21st Edition of Conservatism With Heart!

LIVE TODAY at 9:00-10:00 am CST!! To listen, go here!!

Some of the articles & topics that I might be discussing:
David Cook Stack
--David Cook could take ‘Idol’ title; but does he want it?
--David Cook's Ailing Brother Attends Tearful Performance

--What does Rep. Sue Myrick want to do with Jimmy Carter?
--Revoke Carter's Passport, Strip Funding from the Carter Center
--Carter holds 2nd Meeting
--Danica Patrick makes IndyCar History
--Some of the Ron Paul Resolutions
--Paul Supporters Compromise
--Dick Cheney, the Comedian
--And more.....

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Saturday Cartoons!!




I loved all 3 of the above cartoons and thought they were worth posting. A friend of mine sent me the following joke, it made me laugh out loud and I hadn't seen it yet so I thought it would be fun to post:
Hillary and Obama were in a boat going down the river. The river was extremely rough. The boat capsized. Who was saved?

A M E R I C A
Happy Saturday!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Dick Cheney Rocks!!


Dick Cheney stole the show at the Radio-TV Correspondents Dinner this past Wednesday night. Someone edited out the applause and clipped together just his jokes in the above video so its worth watching but below are my favorites:
"You in the press need to go easy on Senator Clinton on the whole business about running and ducking from gunfire in Bosnia. She made an honest mistake. She confused the Bosnia trip with the time I took her hunting."

"Speaking of Vice President Gore, I'm sorry to relate that he's a little bit sore at me. He's convinced that on global warming, I just don't get it. But lately with every passing day the evidence has been catching my attention. I have no doubt, none at all, that we are in the midst of a global warming, or, as I prefer to call it, spring. And I don't want to sound like an alarmist, but it's going to get a lot warmer before it gets cooler."

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Jimmy Carter: Emissary of evil


Benjamin Shapiro has written an excellent column on Carter's latest outrage entitled, Jimmy Carter: Emissary of Evil. Here is an excerpt, but be sure to read the whole thing:
"Jimmy Carter is an evil man. It is painful to label a past president of the United States as a force for darkness. But it is dangerous to let a man like Jimmy Carter stalk around the globe cloaked in the garb of American royalty, planting the seeds of Western Civilization's destruction.

On Tuesday, former President Carter met with leaders of the terrorist group Hamas. He embraced Nasser al-Shaer, the man who has run the Palestinian education system, brainwashing children into believing Jews are the descendants of pigs and dogs. He laid a wreath at the grave of Yasser Arafat, the most notorious terrorist thug of the 20th century. Then, he had the audacity to offer to act as a conduit between the Palestinian Arabs and the Israeli and U.S. governments. This is somewhat like Lord Haw-Haw offering to broker peace between the German and British governments during World War II.

Carter is a notorious anti-Semite and an even more notorious terrorism-enabler. In particular, he is a huge supporter of Palestinian violence. He considered himself a friend to Arafat, as Jay Nordlinger of National Review wrote in his masterful 2002 piece, "Carterpalooza!": After the Gulf War, when Saudi Arabia was perturbed by Arafat's support for Saddam Hussein, Carter flew to the country at Arafat's behest to soothe the Saudis. In 1990, Carter told Arafat, "You should not be concerned that I am biased. I am much more harsh with the Israelis." He then proceeded to agree with Arafat that "the Reagan administration was not renowned as promise keepers," according to Douglas Brinkley."

His conclusion:
"Does all this make Carter evil, or just a useful idiot? By all accounts, Carter is highly intelligent – perhaps the most intelligent president of the last 50 years. It would be foolish to write him off as simply naive.

He is quite willing to be used by dictators from Venezuela to Cuba to North Korea, so long as helping them polishes his legacy. For almost three decades, Carter has pandered to enemies of Western Civilization, shielding his treasonous behavior with the title of "ex-president." His Hamas-hugging is just the latest entry in a political diary that would make Osama bin Laden proud.
"

Others blogging:
Confessions of a Closet Republican
Gateway Pundit
Right Think
Bob's Blog
Wake Up America
Flopping Aces
Bloviating Zeppelin

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Fun Stuff


1) David Cook did AWESOME on American Idol last night. He just has the "it" factor, the whole package, and he did a wonderful job transforming Mariah Carey's song, "Always Be My Baby". I had all my friends calling for him and as of the last time I checked Dial Idol he is #1.

I also am at the point where I officially can't stand David Archuleta. Everything about him is extremely annoying. He is this season's Sanjaya except he can sing.



2) I found the above video at Mike's, it is awesome, loved it!!


3) South Park is sometimes too crude for me but I often love their politically incorrect messages. I found the above pic at Steve's.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tuesday Smorgasbord


Toon Hat Tip: Wordsmith

1) Jimmy Carter Trys to Justify his meeting with Hamas. I talked at length about my buddy Carter on the radio show yesterday. I happened to see an advertisement for a documentary about him and I had to keep myself from being physically ill. It described him as being the "conscience of a nation". I'm not sure that Carter even has a conscience himself, so I'm not sure how he could be one for the nation. I'm so sick of his terrorist appeasing ways that I'm beside myself.

He was snubbed yesterday by Israeli leaders and even refused security help. Sorry, but I couldn't help but grin a little. There happen to be consequences when you decide to have meetings with terrorist organizations.

2) I am still stunned that Michael Johns got voted off American Idol last week. It appears that everyone else was as well. Everyone on the show looked stunned, including Michael Johns himself and the judges. We were all blind sided, no one saw it coming. It was the first time he had even been in the bottom three. He was my 2nd favorite but I was still pretty upset. There were so many other people that deserved to go home before him, especially Syesha and the annoying David Archuleta.

There is a rumor that he already has a record deal but I couldn't find anything to back that up.

3) Yah, trumped up class warfare is going to help McCain with the Conservative base!!

4) Barack Obama reveals that he is a snobby elitist (like so many other Democrats) and he gives us a glimpse of how he feels about the average American. I heard all the drama surrounding this over the weekend but didn't hear what he actually said until yesterday. I have to say I was pretty offended. It is unbelievable what some elitists really think about those of us who live in "fly over country". I loved how critical Hillary was of Obama about this, as if she doesn't have the same mentality.

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Jane Austen Book Club!


Bernadette: All Jane Austen, all the time. It's the perfect antidote.
Prudie Drummond: To what?
Bernadette: To life.

I loved this Movie!!!!! Patrick and I are HUGE Jane Austen fans so we often email about different Austen type movies and books. So after seeing this he emailed me and told me how good it was. I then bumped it up in my Netflix que. I figured it would be good but I didn't expect to love it as much as I did. I am planning on buying it in the near future.

Even if you don't know about Jane Austen, it is a great Chick Flick. If you do like and or love Jane Austen and you like contemporary movies you will adore this movie, it is a MUST SEE!! Two Thumbs up!!

April 14th Edition of Conservatism With Heart!


LIVE TODAY at 9:00-10:00 am CST!! To listen, go here!!

Some of the articles & topics that I might be discussing:
--The Jane Austen Book Club
--Seinfeld Quote and Classic Seinfeld
--Ridiculous Jimmy Carter Documentary
--Carter's Latest Slap in the Face to America
--Ben Stein's Movie, Expelled
--What would your taxes look like under a President McCain, Obama or Hillary?
--Hillary's List of Lies
--And more.....

To be a part of the show, call in, toll-free 1-877-864-4869!!

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Awaken!


Awaken
Sung by Natalie Grant

Chorus:
Awaken my heart, awaken my soul
Awaken Your power and take control
Awaken the passion to live for You, Lord
Awaken me

For the rest of the lyrics, go here!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Balance & Moderation!


"We should thank God for beer and burgundy by not drinking too much of them."--G.K. Chesterton

I had this awesome Philosophy Professor when I was in College at Moody Bible Institute. He was talking about having moderation and balance in life and not going to extremes. He referenced the above quote but since we were at Bible college he adapted the quote and substituted the beer with chocolate. We thank God for chocolate by not eating too much of it.

I have never been good at the balance or moderation thing, I seem to like extremes. Remember that quote from Top Gun, "You are not going to be happy unless you are going mach 2 with your hair on fire."

Yet, lately I've been trying to do better. I've been trying to juggle all the different facets of life: family, church, school with my kids, politics, exercise, karate, reading, blogging, radio show, house responsibilities, bills, etc... and then lately I've been trying to get to bed at a decent time. I'm doing a sleep log since I'm going to a Neurologist for the headaches so I'm trying to do better about my sleep habits.

Anyway, its hard to do it all. I find that in trying to have balance in a variety of things I obviously have less time for other things. Its a matter of figuring it all out in time and prioritizing. So this would also explain why I haven't had as much time to blog or visit lately. I'm trying to find balance ;-)!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thursday Smorgasbord


1) Hillary's List of Lies

2) A Comparison--What your taxes would be like under a President Obama, Hillary or McCain.

3) Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, by Ben Stein--Stein does an excellent job of taking on Darwinism in his new movie. He exposes how no is allowed to even challenge evolution, it is supposed to be accepted at face value, no questions asked. There is no room for other theories. Free speech is allowed in every other venue of life except in this area.

4) Kansas City Slides Farther into Socialism with another Smoking Ban!!

5) Rice says she has no interest in being the VP candidate--This is one of those "I told you so" moments. I talked about this on the radio show this past Monday and I said there is no way she is interested in this. She flatly turned down the presidency, there is no way she wants the VP spot. Especially, the article had said she was actively campaigning for it, I'm so sure!! Rush thinks this idea was floated by the Democrats.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

How Would You Live Your Life?


Professor Randy Pausch's "Last Lecture" reminds me of Tim McGraw's song, "Live Like You Were Dying".

What would you do? What would you say? How would you live your life if you knew you only had months to live?

Randy Pausch found out he had pancreatic cancer and thought he only had months to live when he gave his last lecture at Carnegie Mellon University. He wanted to leave some lessons behind for his 3 young children. Here are the lessons:
--Always have fun (be a Tigger, not an Eeyore)
--Dream big
--Ask for what you want
--Dare to take a risk
--Look for the best in everybody
--Make time for what matters
--Let kids be themselves
Make sure to go and read the article in its entirety. He tells some great stories. Also, watch the lecture itself which I have on the above video.

Pausch never expected his lecture to gain the attention that it has. Since giving it he has been able to fulfill some dreams and has been able to live longer and been able to spend more time with his kids than he thought he was going to be able too. I couldn't agree more with his lessons and I think they are worth embracing wholeheartedly!!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Laura and Jenna Bush Coming to KC!!

A group of friends and I are going to see Laura and Jenna Bush when they come to promote their children's book this month. Here are the details via Rainy Day Books:
Time: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 7:00 p.m.
Location: Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: 913-384-3126
Title of Event: Laura Bush and Jenna Bush for Read All About It!

Authors: The First Lady Laura Bush and The First Daughter Jenna Bush. Be one of the 1,000 lucky people to meet Laura and Jenna in person.

Title: Read All About It!, $17.99 Hardcover, ISBN 9780061560750, On Sale Date: April 22, 2008. Local Customers can Pick-Up their Tickets, Wristbands and Books at Our Bookstore, Tuesday, April 22 through Monday, April 28, 2008. Out-of-town Customers can Pick-Up their Tickets, Wristbands and Books at Our Author Event on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, beginning at 6:00 PM. You are advised to Pick-Up your Admission Packages of Tickets, Wristbands and Books either at Our Bookstore or at Our Author Event because the time is too short to Ship them.

What: The First Lady Laura Bush and The First Daughter Jenna Bush will give us a Multimedia PowerPoint Presentation about their new book, Read All About It! and the importance of reading for about 30 minutes and then they will autograph Single Copies of their new book, Read All About It!, purchased from Rainy Day Books, on our website and / or at Our Author Event, that are accompanied by a Stamped Sequentially Numbered Ticket and a Booksigning Line Wristband. Still Photos with cameras and cell phones will be allowed at a distance of individuals in the moving Booksigning Line. Posed Photos hold up the Booksigning Line and are Prohibited. Personal Video is Absolutely Prohibited.

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 7:00 PM

Where: A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

April 7th Edition of Conservatism With Heart!

LIVE TODAY at 9:00-10:00 am CST!! To listen, go here!!

Some of the articles & topics that I might be discussing:
--Condi for VP?
--Lessons To Leave Behind
--John McCain visits KC
--Yet, another fabricated Clinton Story
--Oliver Stone's Version of the Bush White House

Charlton Heston Stack
--Heston Left Cinematic, Political Mark
--And more.....

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Saturday, April 05, 2008

My Book List So Far...Part 3


I have been increasingly busy lately so I've listened to more books on CD but I did also get 2 other books read. Although, its funny that I now find Grafton almost boring compared to Stephanie Plum ;-). Right now I am reading an introductory book on World War I that is very comprehensive. I wanted a basic book so I could start at the beginning and really get a handle on what the war was all about after visiting the Museum. So far, it is very good.

Below, I have updated my list. The titles in blue are the ones that I've read since the last post.

Here are the books that I have read and/or listened to on Cd so far:
1) The Faith of the American Soldier--Stephen Mansfield
2) My Grandfather's Son--Clarence Thomas
3) A Patriot's Handbook (CD)--Caroline Kennedy
4) 1776 (CD)--David McCullough
5) One for the Money--Janet Evanovich
6) Two for the Dough--Janet Evanovich
7) Three to get Deadly--Janet Evanovich
8) Four to Score--Janet Evanovich
9) High Five--Janet Evanovich
10) Hot Six--Janet Evanovich
11) Seven Up--Janet Evanovich
12) Hard Eight--Janet Evanovich
13) To the Nines--Janet Evanovich
14) Ten Big Ones--Janet Evanovich
15) Eleven On Top--Janet Evanovich
16) Visions of Sugar Plums--Janet Evanovich
17) Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom (CD)
18) Twelve Sharp--Janet Evanovich
19) Lean Mean Thirteen--Janet Evanovich
20) Plum Lovin'--Janet Evanovich
21) Facing Terror--Carrie McDonnall (CD)
22) The Spiritual Heritage of the U.S. Capitol--David Barton (CD)
23) The Faith of George W. Bush--Stephen Mansfield (CD)
24) Danger in the Shadows--Dee Henderson (CD)
25) T is for Trespass--Sue Grafton
26) Plum Lucky--Janet Evanovich
27) Then Sings My Soul--Robert J. Morgan

Previously:
Book List 1
Book List 2

Links:
50 Book List

Friday, April 04, 2008

Yipee-kai-aye!


Okay, so I wanted to watch Bruce Willis's latest Die Hard movie, Live Free, Die Hard. That meant I had to go back and watch the 1st 3 because it had been so long. Do you realize that the first Die Hard movie came out in 1988? That was 20 years ago!! It seems like it was just yesterday. Not to date myself or anything but 1988 is the year I graduated from high school so that was a long time ago!!

I thoroughly enjoyed all 4 of the movies and wouldn't mind owning them. I adore Bruce Willis for so many reasons. For one, he just has this charisma about him that comes out in everything he does.


He also is a conservative on a lot of issues so that also scores a lot of points with me. I did a bunch of research on him about this for the radio show and talked about it at length the other week. My favorite article that I found on him was entitled, Why the Hollywood Left Hates Bruce Willis.

Now, onto what I specifically loved about the movies. I loved everything about how Willis dealt with the bad guys in the 1st one. I loved his wife going after the obnoxious reporter with a taser in Die Hard 2. In Die Hard: With a Vengeance I loved the interaction between Willis and Samuel Jackson. They made a great team. I also loved Willis trying to figure out who the 21st President was, Chester A. Arthur (by the way, my 8 yr. old knows that). The last one, I loved how they dealt with Willis's relationship with his daughter and his connection to the computer geek.

It is a great series, Bruce Willis rocks, and I am left saying, Yipee-kai-aye!!!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Thursday Thoughts


1) Mistaken Identity--Many of you probably remember the incredible story of the mistaken identity of the 2 College girls. They were both in a tragic car accident. One of them was killed and the other horribly injured. The problem was their identities were mistaken for 5 weeks before it was discovered.

The 2 families involved are both amazing families of faith. Together they have written a book entitled, Mistaken Identity. Their story has now been told on Dateline and on Oprah. I plan on doing a whole post dedicated to it in the near future and I plan on reading the book. It is an amazing story.

2) My favorite American Idol, David Cook ended up in the hospital Tuesday night. He said Wednesday night on the show that he did go to the hospital but that all the reports were exaggerated. He does have high blood pressure though and I guess his brother has cancer so he is obviously under a lot of stress. I'm keeping him in my prayers.

3) I adore Dolly Parton! Dolly Parton helped all the American Idol contestants this past week and sang a song about Jesus on the show Wednesday night. She is a legendary song writer and singer and an all around genuine lady.

4) Bill Clinton loses it yet again. You just have to laugh!!

5) Two Women who should never open their mouths, campaign together ;-)). Speaking of that, here is Michelle Obama's latest stunt that just has me thinking that she must give all of Obama's advisers major heartburn.

6) Socialized Healthcare Hillary didn't pay the health insurance bills for HER OWN EMPLOYEES!!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

The Conservative Base, An Abused Wife?


"Ask any of these activists, or even his Senate colleagues, and they say that despite his voting record, one never knows what McCain might do.

Devine, for instance, thought about whom McCain might appoint to the Supreme Court.

"Who knows?" Devine said with a shrug."

I know this post doesn't tow the party line and won't make some happy but I haven't boarded the Straight Talk Express yet and what I have to say in this post expresses some of the many reasons why. I have to get a lot of this out of my system before I'll be able to reconcile whatever good I can find in McCain. I'm still waiting to see the type of candidate he will pick for Vice President.

I talked about this article on McCain's domestic issues and then McCain's foreign policy speech at length on the radio show this past Monday. The red flags are all over the place. He is supposed to be wooing us right now but instead he continues to flip us off. Yet, every where I turn I have people urging me that he is so much better than Obama and Hillary and making all kinds of excuses and justifications for him.

My wonderful Pastor let me vent to him for quite awhile this past Sunday and I think at the very least I entertained him. He sympathizes with where I am coming from although, he doesn't find it near as hard as I do to pick McCain over Obama and Hillary.

McCain's Senate record not always conservative
On domestic issues he is saying that he has never raised taxes (that makes me laugh), thats real convincing for a Republican. He supposedly now says that he will extend Bush's tax cuts even though he was one of the very few Republicans who voted against them BOTH TIMES!! He now uses the noble excuse he did it to be fiscally responsible but at the time to use his own words against him he used liberal speak to justify why he voted against them. Not overly inspiring.

On immigration, the issue that had Conservatives foaming at the mouth less than a year ago, you don't get worse than McCain. Do you let a Wolf guard the sheep pen??

On Supreme Court Justices, you can see the quote I have at the very top of the post, I'm with Devine, Who knows?? This is exactly the problem. My big thing in voting for a reliable Republican is you could trust them on Supreme Court Justices, National Defense and World View issues (this is why I liked Rudy). I'm not sure on all 3 of those with McCain except for maybe 80% on National Defense. Mainly, it comes down to the fact that we don't know and know we probably can't trust him.

McCain Details His Foreign Policy
You know, you hear that McCain is going to give a speech like this and you hope that its going to be good and that you are finally going to be able to jump on his bandwagon but oh, no!! He has to rub more salt in the wound. This is my HUGE PROBLEM with him. Rush called this speech, "The New Europe Address". He said it was John Kerryesque and for good reason. What do you even do with this? I had so many problems with it. Here is an excerpt of what Rush had to say:
"Good grief, not even Bill Clinton would sign on to Kyoto and now Senator McCain wants to. Do you notice a theme here? The theme here is that there's nothing special about America, and that we're not going to be able to do anything without involving other nations and making them like us and showing them that we intend them no harm and that we want to be good stewards of the planet just as they want to be good stewards.

The problem is that so many other nations, even some of our allies, have totally given themselves over to kookery on this whole global warming, Kyoto mess. We and other nations of the world must get serious about substantially reducing greenhouse gases. We need a successor to the Kyoto treaty. We must lead by example. There's no leadership here. The leadership here is, "I'm going to lead this country into getting along with everybody. I'm going to make sure that they like us."

Bottom Line: I feel like Conservatives are in an abusive relationship right now and they are the abused spouse. We are like Tina Turner and we just say, "Hit us again, Ike". Why? Because we have no other options. There are no other choices for us. We can't leave, we can't pick someone better. So we're told that we have to stay, that we can't do any better and that for the good of our family that we have to suck it up and endure it the best we can. The beauty of it for McCain is that he can keep on being arrogant and abusive because he knows we have no where to go.

The problem for him may be is that many may still leave any way, even with no place to go. He may want to reconsider how plentiful he dishes out the abuse.


UPDATE:
I heard some of Tammy Bruce filling in for Laura Ingraham this morning and she was making some wonderful points. She said exactly what I've been saying, who John McCain picks for VP is KEY!! She was being sarcastic about him saying that he wants to have someone picked before September.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Just Say No to the Beijing Olympics!


Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, is the first world leader who has decided not to attend the Olympics in Beijing. She follows Poland's Prime Minister, Donald Tusk and President Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic who were the first EU heads of government to announce a boycott. Tusk had this to say:
"The presence of politicians at the inauguration of the Olympics seems inappropriate," Tusk said. "I do not intend to take part."

An article in The Guardian on Saturday had this to say:
"China had hoped to use the games to highlight its economic development and growing openness. But it is increasingly proving an opportunity for critics to bash China's one-party political system, human rights abuses, treatment of minorities and tightly controlled media.

The Tibet crisis has been pushed on to the agenda of a meeting of European foreign ministers in Slovenia, with the French, who will be presiding over the EU during the Olympics, calling for a team of European officials to be dispatched to China on a fact-finding mission.

British and US diplomats were among a group of outside officials allowed to travel yesterday to Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, for the first time since the crisis erupted a fortnight ago.

The EU foreign ministers are to discuss the China quandary at lunch in Slovenia today, with calls being made for a common European position."