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.

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.

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
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
Public Pondering
Dragon Lady's My Republican Blog
Sister Toldjah

Saturday, May 26, 2007


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.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

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!

Jordin makes it to the final 2
TV Stuff
American Idol

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


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.

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


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!!

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 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

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!!