Wednesday, August 25, 2010
One of my favorite things about Dick Armey is that he calls it like he sees it. He is an expert on the Economy and he is an optimist. Boom!! It doesn't get much better than that! The next president needs to hire him to fix the economy and unemployment and jobs won't be a problem ;-). I have a friend who is has connections to Armey, so, I'm hoping to get an autographed copy of his newest book, Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto!
David Limbaugh was one of the first conservative authors that I started reading. I love his columns and his books. I got a chance to meet him at a Worldview Conference years ago and I'm excited about his latest book, Crimes Against Liberty!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
"The fact we Muslims know the idea behind the Ground Zero mosque is meant to be a deliberate provocation to thumb our noses at the infidel."~~Mischief in Manhatten
“I’m Trying to Decide if Her Statement Was Out of Malice Or Pure Lunacy… I’m Going With Lunacy”~~Charles Krauthammer on Pelosi's Mosque comments The decision to build this mosque at ground zero isn't about freedom of religion, its about purposely offending and hurting those that have lost loved ones on 9/11 and thumbing their nose at America.
Dick Morris says in his recent column:
The proposed mosque near to ground zero is not really a religious institution. It would be — as many mosques throughout the nation are — a terrorist recruitment, indoctrination and training center. It is not the worship of Islam that is the problem. It is the efforts to advance Sharia Law with its requirement of Jihad and violence that is the nub of the issue.
What is Sharia Law?
Not only is Sharia Law a vicious anti-female code which orders death by stoning, promotes child marriage, decriminalizes abuse of women, and gives wives no rights in divorce, but it also explicitly recognizes the duty of all Muslims to wage Jihad against non-believers and promotes violence to achieve its goals. In this respect, violent Jihad is as inherent in Sharia Law as revolution is in Communist doctrine.Even Moderate Muslims admit, "We Muslims know the Ground Zero mosque is meant to be a deliberate provocation." After visiting the OKC Bombing Memorial I can't imagine something across the street in honor of Timothy McVeigh. Dick Morris brought up how it would be to have a Buddhist' Shrine near Pearl Harbor. Its the height of insensitivity. Especially, when some of these mosques are breeding grounds for terrorist activities. And, why, when the leaders of the mosque were given an opportunity to build somewhere else did they refuse?
I can't believe we are even discussing this, if it was in 2002 it would be unthinkable. Obviously, too many have forgotten what happened on that day.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Race Card Is Maxed Out|
You gotta love it when Jon Stewart goes after his own liberal base! He is admitting how often the liberals play the race card. Ouch! Democrats can't be too happy with him over this.
For more Stewart clips, go here!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I have been to Dixon and Aurora, Illinois, Out-in-the-Boonies, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri in the past 2 weeks! As a result, I've ignored my blog and have a lot to catch up on.
--The pictures above show me at Ronald Reagan's Boyhood Home in Dixon, Illinois! The one is of me with a cardboard cutout of Reagan (obviously). Several people thought my picture of Sarah Palin and I was a cardboard cutout, so I took this one to show people what it does look like ;-)!!
What I missed reporting on:
~~Ecstatic about Proposition C passing by 71%
~~Bummed about the outcome of the Clay County Auditor Race
~~An interesting perspective on the 34th District Senate Race
~~More on the Iranian Woman Stoning Case
Shocker!! She was tortured before her "tv confession". What has been done to this woman and what continues to be done to women all over Iran is reprehensible. We as women from free countries need to start speaking up for our sisters who have no freedoms.
~~Obama shocks no one by supporting a controversial Islam Center near 9/11 site
Sickening!! After seeing the OKC bombing memorial I can't imagine having something to celebrate the likes of Timothy McVeigh close by. Talk about adding insult to injury.
Yet, in his classic decisive nature, he then backtracks his support. What a leader we have, what a man of solid convictions...... I guess he gets a little weak spined when he sees that 2/3rds of the American people don't support something.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Sticker hat tip: Missouri Political News Service
I decided not to wait until the day before the election to announce my picks. I really want to continue to get the word out about Proposition C, so spread the word. This is a grassroots campaign giving Missourians a CHOICE and a say in their health care options. We want our state to lead the way.
If you have any questions on reasons for my picks, just shoot me an email!
Dee's Sample Ballot
For U.S. Senator~~Roy Blunt(There has been much grumbling on the other side and even by a few on our side about Blunt. Yet, without any bias one way or the other I have been very impressed on the two occasions I have met him. He has been in Washington a long time and has somehow managed to escape being arrogant (not an easy task), he is a great speaker (which I didn't expect) and he personally took the time to talk to every person at the last Lincoln Days. It will be very easy for me to cast a vote for this man personally and for his beliefs.)
For State Auditor~~Allen Icet
For U.S. Representative (District 6)~~Sam Graves
For Recorder of Deeds~~Mike Ebenroth
For County Auditor~~Jay Jones
For County Collector~~Lydia McEvoy
For State Representative (35th District)~~T.J. Berry
For Proposition C~~Vote Yes!!!
I also have one race in Platte County that I would like to mention. It is:
For State Senator (District 34)~~John DeStefano
UPDATE: This post will stay at the top of my blog through Election day. New posts will be below!
Monday, August 02, 2010
Freedom from fear and injustice and oppression will be ours only in the measure that men who value such freedom are ready to sustain its possession-to defend against every thrust from within and without.--President Dwight D. Eisenhower
I thoroughly enjoyed the Eisenhower Museum. It was well done and I added to my history knowledge.
Sunday, August 01, 2010
Americans will come here and be better people for having walked through the Memorial Museum.--President George W. Bush on February 19, 2001, dedication of Memorial Museum
We will never forget. One hundred sixty-eight lives were lost that bright, sunny morning more than nine years ago. Children lost moms and dads; brothers lost sisters; mothers and fathers lost innocent, irreplaceable children, including unborn children.
We will not forget because, in this nation, we are dedicated to the fundamental belief that every life is precious. We remember the achievements, the dreams, and the potential of those who were lost. And it is because we hold every life precious that this nation will never bow to terror.--Attorney General John Ashcroft, on May 3, 2004, dedication of Federal Building
I took a short trip to Oklahoma this past week and was able to go to the OKC Bombing Memorial. I, like anyone else that was alive at the time, remember exactly where I was at the time it happened. I was a new Mom at home and my husband called me and told me to turn on the TV.
Yet, this was before I became a political/current events junkie, so I didn't pay much attention to the details. As a result, I learned a lot going through the museum, as did my 14 year old son who was with me.
I was amazed at several things:
--168 people died
--That more than 300 buildings were damaged or destroyed
--850 people were injured
--How quickly they were on the trail of Timothy McVeigh
The Survivor Tree
This 90 year old American Elm survived the bombing, and is therefore now called the Survivor Tree.
This message was spray painted on the wall of the Journal Record Building by a team of rescue workers.
I bought the above book, The Official Record of the Oklahoma City Bombing and I'm already half way through it. It is a great, detailed account of what happened with plenty of pictures and short biographies of each of the 168 people who lost their lives.