Sunday, August 31, 2008

Governor Sarah Palin's Experience!


Liberal Talking Point #1--
Governor Sarah Palin doesn't have enough experience to be McCain's VP.


Every time I hear the liberals whining about Palin not having enough experience I just laugh. I keep thinking of what my Mom said, "I can't believe they are saying this with a straight face."

Newt Gingrich is on a roll. First he came up with the extremely popular, "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" campaign. Now he does an awesome job of pointing out how Palin has more experience than Obama. I heard him talk about this on Hannity's radio show but he basically says similar things in the above video when he was on Fox. Take the time to watch it. Below I will try to list the points that he makes in the video.

Newt Gingrich's great case for Palin's experience:
First of all, Palin has 8 years of Executive experience as Mayor and Governor. Obama has none.


Second, she has 2 years of Military experience being in charge of Alaska's National Guard. Obama has none, and before you dismiss 2 years of being in charge of the National Guard, read the following:
"Alaska is the first line of defense in our missile interceptor defense system. The 49th Missile Defense Battalion of the Alaska National Guard is the unit that protects the entire nation from ballistic missile attacks. It’s on permanent active duty, unlike other Guard units.

As governor of Alaska, Palin is briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security, and counterterrorism. Her exposure to classified material may rival even Biden's.

She's also the commander in chief of the Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF), a federally recognized militia incorporated into Homeland Security's counterterrorism plans.

Palin is privy to military and intelligence secrets that are vital to the entire country's defense. Given Alaska's proximity to Russia, she may have security clearances we don't even know about.


According to the Washington Post, she first met with McCain in February, but nobody ever found out. This is a woman used to keeping secrets.

She can be entrusted with our national security, because she already is."
Third, she has a diverse background of experience as a professional journalist, city council woman, Mayor, Governor and Mother of 5.

Fourth, she has gotten a lot done and has an incredible record for only being a Governor for 2 years. She has vetoed 300 spending proposals and has an 80% approval rating in Alaska.

Fifth, she knows what she thinks and is very articulate, attractive, passionate, idealistic and courageous. She has shown enormous courage with her oldest son going off to serve in the military and her youngest son having downs syndrome.

Sixth, she is a very competent person with a compelling story.

Seventh, she should never be underestimated. She defeated the incumbent when she ran for Mayor and she defeated the incumbent Republican Governor in the primary before going on to defeat the Democrat in the general election.

I have started a Governor Sarah Palin link section in my sidebar. If you find any good Sarah Palin sites that I don't have, please let me know.

Some Palin Links and Blog Posts:

We Love Gov. Sarah Barracuda Palin!
Sarah Palin's Bio
Who is Governor Sarah Palin?
Right Wing Nation attends a McCain/Palin Rally
Commanding Alaska's Guard w/ 24/7 missile defense
Palin - the energy VP
Evangelicals rave over choice of Palin for VP

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Who is Governor Sarah Palin?


"Babies, guns, Jesus... Hot damn."--Rush Limbaugh talking about Governor Sarah Palin

I am still giddy about McCain picking Palin for VP!! As Simon Cowell said to David Cook this past season, "That was a very brave thing to do and I LOVED it." Politically, this is the most exciting news I can think of for years.

My friends and I were talking and to have the first woman on the Republican ticket be such a likable, strong conservative is just more than we could've hoped for. When people like Elizabeth Dole or other women appeared like they would be the first you just couldn't get excited about them.


Yet, I had done the homework on this woman and knew she was awesome. There is so much about her to like. She has the entire package of brains, beauty, charisma, strong conservative beliefs and credentials and she is a proven reformer and executive. I and others had thought she would be awesome and were talking about her but kudos to Bill Kristol for predicting her to be the pick when no one else gave it that much credibility.

The liberals and the Drive By Media are screaming to high heaven about her so you know they are scared. "Me thinketh thou dost protesteth a little too loudly." My friend's liberal husband is depressed about the pick so that should tell you something. Michael Savage trashed the pick too which is another sign that she's awesome. They can whine and criticize all they want. I'm too happy about the pick to care.


For those of you who aren't political junkies and don't know that much about her. Here is a brief bio list on her:
--Head of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter at her high school
--Earned the nickname "Sarah Barracuda" for being an intense basketball player in high school where she helped her team win a championship game
--Bachelor's Degree in Journalism
--In 1984, she won the Miss Wasilla beauty contest, then finished 2nd in the Miss Alaska pageant
--Married her high school sweetheart in 1988 (on the same exact day as my husband and I, just 4 years earlier)
--Sports reporter for local Anchorage television stations
--Worked as a commercial fisher woman with her husband
--Served two terms on the Wasilla city council from 1992 to 1996
--Served 2 terms as Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska
--Elected president of the Alaska Conference of Mayors
--Exposed corruption within the Republican party
--Won the Governorship of Alaska in a landslide and is currently serving with an 80% approval rating
--Hockey Mom of 5
--Strongly pro-life, just gave birth to a Downs syndrome baby this past April
--Pro-2nd Amendment, life long member of the NRA
--For Drilling in ANWAR
--Her oldest son enlisted in the Army last year
--fiscal conservative
--pro-business and pro-development

Here are some great links w/some great excerpt quotes:

--The Most Popular Governor by Fred Barnes
"Her rise is a great (and rare) story of how adherence to principle--especially to transparency and accountability in government--can produce political success. And by the way, Palin is a conservative who only last month vetoed 13 percent of the state's proposed budget for capital projects. The cuts, the Anchorage Daily News said, "may be the biggest single-year line-item veto total in state history."

"Political analysts in Alaska refer to the "body count" of Palin's rivals. "The landscape is littered with the bodies of those who crossed Sarah," says pollster Dave Dittman, who worked for her gubernatorial campaign."

"She's as Alaskan as you can get," says Dan Fagan, an Anchorage radio talk show host. "She's a hockey mom, she lives on a lake, she ice fishes, she snowmobiles, she hunts, she's an NRA member, she has a float plane, and her husband works for BP on the North Slope," Fagan says. Todd Palin, her high school sweetheart, is a three-time winner of the 2,000-mile Iron Dog snowmobile race from Wasilla to Nome to Fairbanks. It's the world's longest snowmobile race."

"Her Christian faith--Palin grew up attending nondenominational Bible churches--was a minor issue in the race. She told me her faith affects her politics this way: "I believe everything happens for a purpose. In my own personal life, if I dedicated back to my Creator what I'm trying to create for the good . . . everything will turn out fine." That same concept applies to her political career, she suggested."

"She made three other promises: to end corruption in state government, cut spending, and provide accountability. She's now redeeming those promises."

--Palin exactly the veep McCain needs
"But most important, Palin could do something few Republicans seem interested in or able to do these days: Help fuse the two pillars of the Reagan Revolution, traditional conservatives and libertarian Republicans.

Palin can win the hearts of conservatives, given her strong pro-life views -- views that were backed up with action this year when she gave birth to a son with Down's syndrome. It would probably also help with these folks that her oldest son recently enlisted in the Army. And she can excite libertarian Republicans, given her fiscal conservatism as governor as well as her reputation for anti-corruption, love of guns and the outdoor life, and moderation on social issues other than abortion.

In short, Palin will provide McCain the surge he needs to win his last battle."

Other related links:
--Patrick has an insane number of posts on her that are worth checking out
--Dr. Dobson is ecstatic too
--Susan B. Anthony List

Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain Picks Sarah Palin for VP!!!!!


WOW!!! I am in shock!!! I hadn't turned the Tv on yet and a friend called and told me and I said, "No WAY!!!" Palin has been my favorite since giving up on J.C. Watts but I thought there was zero chance that McCain was going to pick her. Kudos to the campaign for keeping this a secret.

McCain just locked in the conservative base!!! He could not have picked any better. She is a stellar conservative, she's a Governor and she's a woman. Not only will I vote for him now but I might actually do some campaigning for him. I can't tell you how shocked and ecstatic I am about this pick!! I just boarded the straight talk express!

When you compare this to Obama's pick of Joe Biden, McCain hit a home run and Obama didn't even get to first base.

Others blogging:
Cajun Tiger
Gateway Pundit
Bloviating Zeppelin
Mike's America
Born Again Redneck
Right Think
Sane Political Discourse
His Own Private Possession

Friday Smorgasbord!


1) I'm going to the American Idol concert tonight here in KC where I'll get to see David Cook!!

2) Jim at Gateway Pundit live blogged Obama's Speech last night! I've noticed a lot of people are saying that it is essentially the same speech liberals usually give and was very similar to the one he gave 4 years ago.

3) Another reminder that Jimmy Carter should've been "committed" long ago. He's already predicting that if Obama loses it will be because of racism. When I heard this on the radio yesterday I just rolled my eyes. You would think Democrats would try to muzzle him but they seem to let him talk at will.

4) Nancy Pelosi gets a reality check from the Catholic Cardinal. Most theological leaders don't want to get in the middle of political debates but Pelosi's claims had to be responded too. Here is what the Cardinal had to say:
"What the Speaker had to say about theologians and their positions regarding abortion was not only misinformed; it was also, and especially, utterly incredible in this day and age.

We are blessed in the 21st century with crystal-clear photographs and action films of the living realities within their pregnant mothers. No one with the slightest measure of integrity or honor could fail to know what these marvelous beings manifestly, clearly, and obviously are, as they smile and wave into the world outside the womb. In simplest terms, they are human beings with an inalienable right to live, a right that the Speaker of the House of Representatives is bound to defend at all costs for the most basic of ethical reasons. They are not parts of their mothers, and what they are depends not at all upon the opinions of theologians of any faith. Anyone who dares to defend that they may be legitimately killed because another human being “chooses” to do so or for any other equally ridiculous reason should not be providing leadership in a civilized democracy worthy of the name."
Ouch!!


5) Another brilliant McCain ad! Whoever is coming up with the ads for McCain's campaign is a genius!! I've never seen so many great ads, one after the other.

6) McCain is set to announce his VP today. All signs appear to be pointing towards Romney. The other hot name is Pawlenty. Either of these choices will basically be somewhat safe. They won't make the base excited but they won't tick us off either. I would prefer Romney over Pawlenty because Romney has been vetted and I've heard a lot of moderate/liberal rumblings about Pawlenty. Nevertheless, we will find out soon.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My Book List So Far...Part 6


A friend and I are in the middle of reading books on the OJ Simpson case. She had never read any on the case and I had a renewed interest since OJ's book came out. We both read his book with the additions that the Goldmans, the ghostwriter and Dominick Dunne added. After reading it and not believing a word OJ said I wanted to do more research on the case.

So next I read Mike Gilbert's recent book, How I helped OJ Get Away With Murder. I highly recommend it. He comes across as very genuine and with nothing to gain by writing the book the way he does. I plan on doing several posts on my "OJ research". Right now I am in the middle of Mark Fuhrman's book, Murder in Brentwood. My opinion of Fuhrman has dramatically changed since learning the truth about him instead of how the Drive By Media portrayed him.

Since, I am in the middle of Fuhrman's book and still in the middle of North and South, I decided to listen to Because They Hate on Cd. It is the gripping and amazing story of Gabriel's life and of the battle we face against Islamic extremists. I am just astonished at what happened in Lebanon and Israel in the 70's and 80's while the rest of the world slept. It is a book that should be read by EVERYONE!! It is a must read!!

As for my book list, you can see that I'm getting close to my goal. I've only got 6 more books to go.

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
28) The Negotiator--Dee Henderson (CD)
29) Wings of Silver--Jo Petty
30) Moments From America's History--David Barton (CD)
31) The Spirit of the American Revolution--David Barton (CD)
32) Stori Telling--Tori Spelling
33) First World War--Ruth Brocklehurst & Henry Brook
34) Mistaken Identity--VanRyn, Cerak & Mark Tabb
35) Mornings on Horseback--David McCullough (Cd)
36) Fearless Fourteen--Janet Evanovich
37) If God Should Choose--Kristen Stagg
38) Come Thirsty--Max Lucado
39) Lincoln, A Photobiography--Russell Freedman
40) Bringing Elizabeth Home--Ed & Lois Smart w/Laura Morton
41) John Adams--David McCullough (Cd)
42) Beauty Beyond the Ashes--Cheryl McGuinness
43) If I Did it--Ron Goldman
44) How I Helped OJ Get Away with Murder--Mike Gilbert


Previously:
Book List 1
Book List 2
Book List 3
Book List 4
Book List 5

Links:
50 Book List

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Thoughts on the Democrat National Convention


--Romney and Rudy give the GOP perspective on the Dem Convention

--DNC 'thrills' less than 10% of Coloradans

--Coloradans not happy about Al Jazeera covering the DNC


--"Peaceful leftist protesters" threaten to kill Michelle Malkin

--A different group of "peaceful leftist protesters" end up rioting, which results in numerous arrests in Downtown Denver

--More "peaceful leftist protesters" attack a Fox News Reporter

--Poor John Edwards is being shunned. As the article states, it looks like Edwards may be "a man without a party - or a political future-". I find this odd since the Democrat party so often overlooks adultery and subsequent lying about it, look at Bill Clinton! Maybe, it had something to do with the fact that his wife has cancer, or perhaps its the fact that they think he still isn't telling the whole truth.

--Caroline Kennedy's tribute to her Uncle Teddy was beyond nauseating. A friend sent me the following email:
"It is interesting to me how Caroline Kennedy described Uncle Teddy: 'justice, fairness, sacrifice, faith, family'. Where were all of these wonderful character traits when he left poor Mary Jo to die in the river?"
Ouch!! The truth hurts, but my sentiments exactly. She also compared Obama to her father, I think not.

--Michelle Malkin's version of Michelle Obama's speech at the DNC

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Obama picks Biden for VP!!


"I've had a great relationship. In Delaware, the largest growth in population is Indian-Americans moving from India. You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking."--Joe Biden, July 2006
"...Biden described Obama as "the first mainstream African American [presidential candidate] who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy."
"I think I have a much higher IQ than you do."--Joe Biden in response to a question by a reporter

When you look at the field of people Obama had to pick from, I'm a little incredulous that he picked Joe Biden to be his VP. My first thought was of the SNL Halloween skit with all of the Democrat candidates in it. Biden came as Sponge Bob and thats what I think of when I see him. Biden is one of the most bitter and nastiest politicians in Washington. There is a reason he never made it far in his own runs for the presidency. He has also made a lot of gaffes that would've knocked any Republican out of the political race long ago. This article describes him as having "loose lips". I think one could safely say that this is an understatement.

Here are 2 great articles showing why Biden is a poor choice for Obama, The Fix, and 5 things the Biden pick says about Obama.

To be honest, I think Evan Bayh or Kathleen Sebelius would've been much better choices but, the Obama campaign doesn't listen to me.

The bottom line: Republicans should be very happy with this choice, it will only make the Obama ticket even less appealing. Lets just hope McCain does a better job in his selection of a running mate.

Also, Peggy Noonan finally wrote an article that I could agree with again, They're Paying Attention Now.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Comic Relief!





I thought it might be nice to have some comic relief on Friday. I thought the cartoons were classic and Dennis Miller is always great!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wednesday Smorgasbord


1) An American Carol--This movie looks awesome!! It is a comedy that makes fun of Michael Moore and the left. It is coming out on October 3rd. I will be sure to go see this and bring lots of friends.
Video Hat tip: Patrick

2) Obama's VP pick--The word is out that Obama has made his pick on who his VP will be. There is some pretty heavy speculation that he has picked Joe Biden. I hope it is true because that would be a disastrous pick. Biden is a bitter, hateful senator who doesn't bring anything to the ticket, IMHO. I can't imagine that he would be dumb enough to pick Biden, but I wouldn't put anything past Obama.

I think that Kathleen Sebelius or Evan Bayh would be much better choices. Sebelius is a Governor, a woman and she isn't that extreme and she's from Kansas. Bayh is also a moderate and would add some balance to the ticket. Whether Obama is smart enough to pick someone like them remains to be seen.


3) My recent thoughts on McCain--Many people who were skeptical and had doubts about McCain were wowed by his performance at the Saddleback Civil Forum. I'm not sure that I can say that I was "wowed" but I was pretty happy with his answers and the way in which he dealt with the questions.

If he can continue to show us the McCain that he did at that forum, he might have a chance of winning some of us over. On the other hand, he could throw it all away by picking a liberal/moderate VP for his running mate. Rush brought this up yesterday and I couldn't agree with him more. McCain has a chance now to solidify some conservative support, I hope he doesn't ruin it.

I'm still hoping for him to pick Governor Sarah Palin, but I'm not sure he'll be that smart. I can handle Romney but Pawlenty is not going to thrill me. The real disasters, as I've said before, would be for him to pick someone like Lieberman, Ridge or Huckabee.

4) None of the Above--I heard just a little of Sean Hannity's interview yesterday with Joseph Farah. I'm not a big fan of Farah's and I have been pretty upset with him in the past for his criticism of George W. Bush, but he makes some valid points in his new book.

Right now, I am very close to unenthusiastically supporting McCain because of the threat that Obama poses and the fact that McCain might actually come through on some of the things he's said.

Yet, Farah makes some points about the race that I have been saying for months now:
"Only twice in my lifetime has America experienced the kind of clear political choice for president that I would like to see routinely – that we should expect to see routinely.

The first time that happened was when Ronald Reagan captured the Republican nomination for the presidency and faced incumbent Jimmy Carter. The second time was when Ronald Reagan ran as an incumbent president in 1984.

What was it that set us up for that memorable choice in 1980?

I'll tell you what it was. It was four years of hapless Jimmy Carter. In 1976, Americans were tired of political corruption and incompetence and took a chance on an unknown governor from Georgia. He seemed like a breath of fresh air. He seemed honest. (At least he kept telling us he was honest.) He promised "change" – without providing too much in the way of specifics.

He got the Democratic Party presidential nomination and challenged unelected President Gerald Ford, who had been appointed vice president and successor by Richard Nixon before he resigned in disgrace. Carter went on to beat Ford.

But the change he promised was not the kind Americans had wanted. Jimmy Carter was a pushover for America's enemies. When the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, on a march they expected to make right into the Middle East, Carter's impotent response was to boycott the Olympics. When Iranian radicals took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, kidnapping U.S. personnel and holding them hostage for 444 days, Carter's response was his famous "Rose Garden strategy" – he would not leave the White House until the enemy capitulated. Needless to say, the enemy never did give up during Carter's term of office. Instead they watched an ineptly planned rescue effort go up in flames and praised Allah for their good fortune.

Meanwhile, during those four years of Jimmy Carter's presidency, Americans, for the first time in history, began measuring their distress and suffering. This may seem like satire for those too young to remember these days, but the Carter administration prompted something called "the misery index" to measure Americans' woes and anxiety.

For his part, Carter blamed the American people for being in a "malaise." Of course, they were in a malaise. They had to wait for another election to be rid of the bumbling rascal who had fooled them into thinking he had real answers to America's problems.

I present this history to you to make a point. I believe the best way to get another choice like we had in 1980 is for Americans to have the opportunity, if you want to call it that, of seeing someone very much like Carter back in the White House and working with a House and Senate dominated by his own party.

Don't get me wrong: I believe four years of Barack Obama will be terrible for America – in the short term. But the suffering we will experience as a result of his governance could prove to be very positive – in the long term. Why? For the same reason the Jimmy Carter years were terrible in the short term and positive in the long term.

Obama's policies of taxing and spending and clamping down on freedom in health care and other areas will prove massively unpopular when Americans see them fail as these discredited ideas always do. Obama and the Democrats will try to blame past administrations for the problems, just as Jimmy Carter tried to do. They will try to blame the people, just as Jimmy Carter tried to do. But with Democrats running Congress and the White House, it will be easy for Americans to see who is to blame.

I can almost promise you Barack Obama will not be elected to a second term. He will, in all likelihood, just like Jimmy Carter, pave the way for a real Republican president in 2012 – if indeed there is one in the wings.

On the other hand, let's pretend John McCain wins the presidency in 2008. In all likelihood, there will still be a Democrat-dominated Congress. While U.S. policies under McCain and a Democrat Congress will be nearly equally disastrous, it will be the Republican president who bears the brunt of the blame in 2012. Guess what we'll get then? We'll get Barack Obama anyway. Or, perhaps, Hillary Clinton.

In effect, by electing McCain, we are only delaying the inevitable day of reckoning. McCain won't change a thing. His election will only delay what almost certainly must come.

Politics is a cyclical business."

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Brigitte Gabriel


"For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?"--Esther 4:14

I had the privilege of getting to meet and hear Brigitte Gabriel speak last night. A friend and I went and had a great time. I thought my eyes were open to what we are facing with Islamic terrorism, but Gabriel really jolted us into the reality of what we are up against.

I took notes while Gabriel spoke and the following is a summary of what she talked about:
Gabriel's background is incredible. She grew up in Lebanon, which for many years was the only Democracy in the Middle East in addition to Israel. Her and her family suffered for years while Lebanon was attacked by Islamic terrorists. She lived in a bomb shelter for 7 years and wasn't able to go to school for some time. When she was finally able to attend school it was because Israel had come to their rescue and she rode in a tank to school.

She later became a world reporter and started to notice that Jews and Christians were always the victims of Muslim terrorist attacks. The world wasn't paying attention while Islamic extremists killed many who they considered to be infidels, even many of their fellow Muslims.

Lebanon lost their country to Islamic terrorists because they were an open and free country and they weren't aware of the threat. The United States is headed in the same direction if we don't wake up. Right now, Hamas has terrorist cells in 40 states in the U.S. and Hezbollah has cells in 11 states. There is a Hamas cell right here in KC.

So far, at least 13,000 Islamic terrorists have been smuggled across the Mexican border. The goal of Islamic extremists is to overthrow our democracy because according to them, democracy is the source of all evil.
After Gabriel was done speaking, Guy Rodgers (the Executive Director for American Congress for Truth (ACT)) got up and spoke. He is the one who compared Brigitte to Esther and quoted the passage of Scripture that I have at the very top. I think it is a perfect comparison.

He talked about how we cannot afford to appease Islamic terrorists because every time you do, that only empowers them. He gave some concrete steps on what the grassroots movement can do to combat Islamic extremists. Below are some of the ways that you can take action. I plan on hopefully doing all three. She also has a new book that is being released on September 2nd entitled, "They Must Be Stopped: Why We Must Defeat Radical Islam and How We Can Do It".

Take Action:
--Join American Congress for Truth
--Read Brigitte Gabriel's book, "Because They Hate"
--Attend an ACT Training Conference

Friday, August 15, 2008

Friday Highlights!


1) Consequences Mount as Russian Invasion into Georgia Continues--Mike does a great job of giving an overview of the latest in the Russia/Georgia crisis.

2) Snake Oil--I found a link to this excellent article on Don's blog. It debunks 3 truths about offshore drilling.

3) Operation Drill Bit--This is yet another effort to get Congress to vote for offshore drilling.

4) As usual, Democrats seem to want to provide an easy way for voters to commit voter fraud.

5) This past Tuesday I spoke at the KC Pachyderm Club. I spoke on Tony Snow's legacy.

6) On Monday, a friend and I are going to hear Brigitte Gabriel speak. She is a Lebanese American journalist, author and activist. She is the founder of American Congress for Truth.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Problems Come in Threes?




Two weeks ago my van broke down, and our mechanic was backed up so he couldn't get to it right away. I had to cope without a van for 6 days, then, when we got it back, it broke down again. I got it back the next day but not without a nice chunk taken out of our wallet.

Then, this past weekend my computer got a virus. My friend, who is computer savvy, graciously spent hours with me trying to fix it, all to no avail. I had to take it to the geek squad at Best Buy, where they were going to charge me close to the cost of a new computer to fix it. Instead, we had them salvage our pictures and files and got a new computer.

Just when I thought I was past those issues, my refrigerator decides to start leaking. We've had it for most of our marriage, so its time for a new one. I made a trip to Nebraska Furniture Mart. It doesn't look like we are getting out of debt anytime soon. Another friend said problems come in threes, so I've met my quota, at least for awhile.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Genuine Faith and Hope in the Midst of Tragedy


Steven Curtis Chapman and his family are sharing with the media about the tragic loss of his youngest daughter. I forgot to watch them when they were on Tv but Timothy had this video and he also has all the videos of their interview on Larry King Live. I just bawled all the way through this and was so impressed with their genuine faith in the midst of this horrible tragedy.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Obama's Accomplishments!!


There isn't much that needs to be added to this. If one of your own advisers can't name ONE of your accomplishments, you've got a big problem!! I think the term empty suit fits well.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Democrats vs. Republicans on Energy


The Republicans are insisting that the issue of high gas prices be dealt with and they are staying in Washington until it can be. They want Congress to be called back to vote on the issue. Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi is on her book tour and the rest of the Democrats are on vacation.

Republicans want to drill off-shore and increase our supply domestically so we aren't dependent on foreign, middle-eastern dictators for our oil and so we can lower the price. While we increase our supply, we can also work on alternatives to oil.


Obama
Uploaded by krs601

What do Democrats want? It varies, Obama wants you to fill up your tires with more air. After you pick yourself up from laughing and shake your head in disbelief, you fact check his statement. Gateway Pundit found out that Powerline did just that and found out that it would only take 11,308 years of proper tire inflation to equal the amount of oil that we want to drill for here in the U.S. The sad part about this is, this man is running for President. Yikes!!


Other Democrats want you to invest in alternatives that may never work or may take decades to bring viable results.


These liberal Obama supporters want $10 a gallon gas and higher so that no one can afford it. Single Moms don't need Mini Vans and you don't need your vehicle. They want less supply and more demand so that no one can afford to to purchase gas.


In conclusion, Mike over at Mike's America made the above video to remind everyone who is responsible for today's gas prices. If you voted for a Democrat in 2006 you are partially responsible for today's high gas prices.

Action Center:
--Call your Representative or Senator and let them know how you want Congress Called back for a vote on drilling
--Sign the petition to Call Congress Back
--Visit the new GOP Site--Don't Go Movement

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

My Republican Primary Picks!


Today is election day and these are my picks. I was actually leaning towards Kenny Hulshof for Governor up until recently. I talked to a State Representative whose opinion I respect and he gave some convincing reasons on why he switched from Hulshof to Steelman. I agreed and so I'm pulling the lever for Steelman today. No matter who wins though, either candidate will be a great conservative to take on Jay Nixon in the fall.

Governor--Sarah Steelman

Lieutenant Governor--Peter Kinder

Treasurer--Brad Lager (unopposed)

Attorney General--Mike Gibbons (unopposed)

Clay County Western Commissioner--Bonnie Sue Cooper (unopposed)

Clay County Eastern Commissioner--Katee Porter

Clay County Treasurer--Bill Doores (unopposed)

Clay County Assessor--Mike Ebenroth

Saturday, August 02, 2008

You Go Mike Pence!!


I saw this on Fox News and I immediately went searching for the video. You can just see how livid Mike Pence is over the refusal of the Democrats to do anything to help lower gas prices. I think the Democrats are underestimating the anger of the American people. We will be letting them know that it isn't okay that they are going home not having done anything to address the problem of high gas prices.

More and more people are realizing how absurd it is that we aren't allowing offshore drilling or drilling in ANWAR. I urge all of you to call your Democrat Representatives and let them know there will be consequences for not passing an energy plan that includes domestic drilling.

Kudos also to President Bush for being extremely aggressive about pushing offshore drilling. He talks about it in the above video clip and he talked about it when he called into Rush's radio show yesterday.

I have been impressed with Mike Pence for some time now and seeing him here in this video clip makes me think that I would love to see him be a presidential candidate next time around.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Friday Smorgasbord

Darryl Sharratt, Father of LCpl Justin Sharratt Takes Murtha to Task

1) As I mentioned earlier this week, today, Lt. Colonel Bill Russell returns to the campaign trail from active duty to run against John Murtha in Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District. In the above ad, Darryl Sharratt, reminds everyone of how Murtha called the Haditha Marines cold-blooded murderers and how even though 7 of them have been cleared he has yet to apologize. He also brings up Murtha's vote on the Hoekstra Amendment.

If you aren't giving money to the RNC this year because of McCain, Bill Russell would be the ideal Conservative Republican to give your money too. Support Bill Russell and kick Murtha to the curb!! And for all of you skeptics who think incumbents can't be beat. I have one name for you, TOM DASCHLE!!!

2) McCain and Obama were both here in Missouri on Wednesday. Obama had this to say while he was in Springfield:
"So what they are going to do is make you scared of me. You know he's not patriotic enough. He's got a funny name. You know, he doesn't look like those other presidents on the dollar bills."
I am so sick of Obama saying that people are going to "make" us scared of him. The truth about him is enough to terrify anyone. I don't want an anti-American, socialist running my country, it has nothing to do with what color his skin is.

I was doing political phone calls the other night and I about had a cow. When I asked the woman whether she usually voted more for Republicans or more for Democrats she asked me what Obama was. She then said, "He's a Republican, right?" Aaaaaaaaahhh!!!!

3) I hope McCain's VP pick takes this direction and not this one!! Rivka sent me the link about Lieberman last night and I thought you've got to be kidding me. Then, I found the one about Sarah Palin, so who knows!!

4) Its starting to look like there is some truth to the reports of John Edwards' affair. I love how when its a Republican the entire Media wants to report on it but when its a popular Democrat, it gets swept under the rug. When you take a closer look at this its really despicable because not only was there an affair, an illegitimate child but all of this was going on while his supportive wife has cancer. Yikes!!

5) Nancy Pelosi's book bombs!!