Wednesday, October 31, 2007

You Go W!!

Bush has had a fire in his belly lately and it is great to see. This is just an excerpt of what he had to say about House Democrats yesterday:
...Congress is not getting its work done. We're near the end of the year, and there really isn't much to show for it. The House of Representatives has wasted valuable time on a constant stream of investigations, and the Senate has wasted valuable time on an endless series of failed votes to pull our troops out of Iraq. And yet there's important work to be done on behalf of the American people.

They have not been able to send a single annual appropriations bill to my desk, and that's the worst record for a Congress in 20 years.
--The Whole Transcript
--The Video

In all fairness I urged my fellow citizens back in 2006 not to put the Dems in power, if only more had listened. Hopefully, many will have learned their lesson and vote differently in 2008. Kristol points out how that could be a very likely scenario.

Also blogging:
Mike's America
Chickenhawk Express
Marie's Two Cents

Laura Bush's Trip to the Middle East

I have to admit I have been baffled and disheartened at the conservative backlash at Laura Bush for some of the things she did while in the Middle East.

So I was happy to see Mike and Amy Proctor both posting their take on it all. I thought Amy's post said it all, and said it well.

I have seen so much bashing of our own side recently and I just don't get it. I love Michelle Malkin's blog but every time I go there she has something negative and hateful to say about conservatives or Republicans. I have completely stopped listening to Laura Ingraham because she seems to be slowly sliding into Michael Savage mode. I don't get this bandwagon of trashing our own side and I refuse to get on.

This is not to say that I won't be critical of Republicans when they deserve it (as I clearly have been) but I don't get this overwhelming negativism and pessimism about our own side. Why do we insist on eating our own?

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Best & Worst

I did a best of and worst of on the radio show today. I thought I'd put it all in a post.


Best TV Show Trailer--The 24 Trailer above
(I'm excited about Tony being alive but not happy about him being a bad guy. This looks like its going to be a great season. It will need to be to make up for the disaster that was last season. Also, Janeane Garofalo is supposed to be on the show this season. Many of us are grumbling that unless she's a terrorist who is tortured by Jack we are not happy about her being on the show.)

Best TV Show (this week)--Grey's Anatomy

Best Quote--"Our beliefs in religious freedom, political freedom, and economic freedom--thats what makes an American."--Rudy Giuliani

Best Smackdown on the Media--Arnold the Governator

Best You tube clip--Night of the Living Democrats

Best Article--Voters Need to Recall Democratic Defeatism

Best Special--The Truth About Haditha

Best Movie (that I thought about this week)--Amazing Grace
(I thought about this movie this week because I was putting it on my Christmas list when it comes out. I was replaying the promo for it and I looooove this quote, "You still have passion, that matters more."

Best Magazine--In Style

Best Blog (this week)--Born Again Redneck I obviously have a lot of favorite blogs and it was hard to narrow it down to one this week but I went with Patrick's. He and I come from very different backgrounds but are often politically in sync. He finds the best articles and found some awesome ones on Huckabee and Paul this week. He also scored bonus points by calling me his adopted blog daughter ;-).

Best Smackdown of Ron Paul--A tie between Michael Medved and Little Green Footballs

Best Bumper sticker--Hillary

Best News for the Judicial Branch--Judge Southwick Confirmed

Best Court Verdict--Lisa Montgomery gets the death penalty for the gruesome murder of Bobbie Jo Stinnett and for kidnapping her baby

Best Liberal Admission--Whoopi says Al Sharpton owes Duke Lacrosse players an apology

Best Book To Buy--Dinesh D'Souza's--Whats So Great About Christianity

Best Gut Instinct--Mine on Huckabee

Best Lawsuit--Father of Marine suing Fred Phelp's Cult

Best Quote by President Ford--"...Hillary wore the pants and Bill couldn't keep his zipped."

Best Chuckle--Clinton, a sex addict, ya think?


Worst Movie--Lions for Lambs
This is a politically correct movie bashing the war done by Robert Redford who is currently talking in Rome and other places about how there isn't freedom of speech here. I really wish we could send some of these socialist lefties to live permanently in Cuba, Venezuela or some other country where there actually isn't freedom of speech and see what they think. It is ludicrous to say that we don't have freedom of speech here.

Worst Protest Moment--Code Pink Chicks being drug from hearings on Capitol Hill

Worst Donation--Ben Stein gives money to Al Franken's Senate Campaign in Minnesota

Monday, October 29, 2007

Conservatism with Heart--Live!!

Tune in today to hear my "frank appraisals" like Calvin's above, not on your looks, but on whats going on in the political realm.

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

I'll be talking about:
--The Best and the Worst this week
--Promo for this season of 24
--Fred vs. Rudy
--Voters need to recall Democratic Defeatism
--Arnold and the California Fires
--Shocker!! Clinton a sex addict?
--Fox News Specials
--And more.....

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Fox Specials Reviews

Facing Reality, Choice Review

I thought Fox did a pretty good job of doing an objective show on this issue. You'd never see anything like this on MSNBC or CNN, thats for sure. To start off I will readily confess that I have never been in a situation where I had to face a crisis pregnancy. I've only been pregnant 4 times and they were all when I was married. My 2nd child came along much earlier than planned and God had to help me rise to the occasion but nothing like what the women in the documentary faced.

That said, it was pretty sad seeing how so many women use abortion as a form of birth control. The 29 yr. old woman who had been pregnant 7 times made the right choice not to abort but her cavalier attitude towards pregnancy was alarming. She was pregnant with her 7th child and yet she didn't have custody of any of her kids and one of them had been born addicted to drugs. She confessed at the end of the documentary that she didn't know why she kept getting pregnant, just that she felt empty not being pregnant. The whole mentality was fairly alarming, she was hoping her and her boyfriend could stay off drugs and stay out of jail so she could keep her baby. I also know she isn't an isolated case, I've actually known women with this attitude and they keep having babies by different fathers.

I thought the situation with the young woman was sad and the fact that this was her second abortion was even sadder. I understand how easy it is for some of us to get pregnant but you can't use abortion for birth control. The time to make the right decision is before you get pregnant. I thought her justifications and rationalizations on how she thought she had made the right decision were just sad. I also found it sad that although her and her mom were "religious" and pro-life they really didn't seem to have that much of a problem with abortion. I also found it strange that while she was very upset during the procedure she was trying to say that wasn't reflecting her true feelings about it all, what???

When it came to the abortion doctor I was horrified when he said that he had done abortions on a girl as young as 9. The thought of a 9 year old having sex let alone getting pregnant and getting an abortion is just mind blowing. I also thought it was interesting how he tried to rationalize that he wasn't killing babies. Then, what exactly are you doing?

The couple that had the baby with the extra chromosone were the only ones who seemed to have a healthy attitude about everything. Life is left in God's hands, not ours.

No matter what your thoughts were about it, it was an eye opening experience into a tough subject.

The Truth About Haditha Review

Robin and I talked about the Haditha Marine case on my radio show a couple of weeks ago. Yet, it wasn't until I watched Sean interview Lance Cpl. Justin Sharratt and his father Darrell Sharratt that I felt myself really getting angry. The fact that these Marines lived through hell the past year and a half because of a Time Magazine hit piece and a traitorous Congressman is beyond comprehension. The Marines have all been exonerated of murder and not only does Congressman John Murtha owe the Marines, their families and this country an apology, he should resign. If he had any decency he would resign after accusing his fellow Marines of cold blooded murder when they were doing nothing but protecting our country and our freedoms. I was telling my husband last night that if this had happened during the Civil War or World War II Murtha would be tried on charges of treason and rightly so.

Darrell Sharratt detailed how he has called Congressman Murtha 52 TIMES and only got one return phone call. I am going to be calling and writing Congressman Murtha on a regular basis until we at least get an admission that he was horribly wrong when he accused these Marines of murder. This is why Jason Mattera deserves hero status for his bravery in confronting Murtha on all of this.

If you didn't get to watch The Truth About Haditha on Sean's Hannity's America make sure to watch it when it re-airs tonight.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Facing Reality, Choice

Fox News is going to have a special on abortion Saturday night (tonight) at 8 pm CST entitled, Facing Reality, Choice. It looks like it is going to be a powerful show, must see TV.

Here is some of what TV Newser had to say about it:
The special, hosted by E.D. Hill, follows one woman into the operating room as she undergoes an abortion. According to a write-up on, "in the scene, FOX does not focus on the surgical details of the abortion procedure, but it is emotionally wrenching, however, as the woman cries..." The website also reports that the documentary "does not touch at all on the political debate or legal analysis surrounding abortion."

Other links:
Fox Documentary
TV Newser
Variety Review

Also, check out Hannity's America which is on immediately after where Sean is going to expose the truth about the Haditha Marines.

Code Pink and Condi

3 Questions

1) Why are Code Pink Chicks still allowed into any hearings on Capitol Hill?

2) How in the he** did this Code Pink whacko get so close to the Secretary of State?

3) Do Code Pink chicks not have a clue how ridiculous they look when they are pulled screaming from a room?

For all the sickening details, check out Wordsmith's post and Robin's post!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Arnold Rocks!!!

Hat tip: Wordsmith

This is the side of Arnold that I love. He has been a little disappointing recently on some issues but he has been awesome on the California Fire Crisis. He rocks in this video, it is a must-see!! He totally calls the Drive By Media on their pessimism. Anyone who takes on the Drive By Media gets hero status with me.
Anyone who is complaining about the planes just wants to complain because its a bunch of nonsense.

Trust me when I tell you, you are looking for a mistake and you won't find it because its all good news. As much as you maybe hate it, but its good news.--Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Friday Smorgasbord

1) I found this awesome video, Night of the Living Democrats, at Patrick's. I loved it and had to post it.

2) Robert Novak's take on the last Republican debate. I thought he was spot on in his analysis, I couldn't agree with him more:
Orlando Republican Debate: The most recent GOP debate was the most important to date. Thompson and McCain improved, Giuliani was strong, and Romney faltered.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani: Once again, he led the Republican pack. He looks like a President more than the others, and he has learned to avoid the pitfalls of his past liberalism. He still faces very serious problems: possible mass defection of social conservatives (though he was effective at last week's Values Voters Conference) and weakness in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: Presented with the chance to grab some of the pro-life base in the wake of Sen. Sam Brownback's (R-Kan.) departure, Romney did not give a very good performance. He looks a little off balance lately and seems intimidated by Giuliani. But his hole card is that he leads in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson: He did better and looked better than in his previous performances, but he still didn't knock anybody's socks off. The wait-and-see Republicans are not waiting much longer and indeed are looking elsewhere.

Arizona Sen. John McCain: He looked better, but he seems unable to retrieve his front-running status.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: He is smooth, likable and has a rare sense of humor (pushing him up in the polls). He hit the abortion message harder, clearly reaching for Brownback's supporters. But do conservatives know he is a protectionist and a carbon taxer?
Here is the video of Rudy at the Values Voters Summit, I thought he was very good and honest, which is one of my favorite things about him. To be honest, I see him as more real than Huckabee and I almost think I trust him to pick better judges than Huckabee. To see some of the transcript highlights of Rudy's speech, go here!

3) Little Green Footballs has wised up to the Ron Paul Culties. I love this, LGF had a poll on who won the Republican debate and didn't even put Ron Paul in as a choice. Ha!! Of course, the internet crazies who support Paul were fit to be tied but you finally get a poll that is a more accurate reflection of who won the debate.

4) Are Democrats Too Confident about 2008? Great article, here is an excerpt:
Some Republicans also drew confidence from Saturday's election of Republican U.S. Rep. Bobby Jindal as governor of Louisiana. The incumbent Democratic governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, still blamed for post-Hurricane Katrina incompetence, decided not to seek re-election.

"Jindal walked away with that race," said Democratic pollster Dave Beattie, who is not affiliated with a campaign.

"There's a real anti-incumbent, anti-Washington mood out there," he said. "Democrats cannot take for granted that just because voters are upset with the Republican administration it doesn't mean they think Democrats are much better right now."
5) Check out this Hillary Humor for some comic relief!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Why Bush Isn't a Lame Duck President!

There has been much talk about Bush being a lame duck President. Liberals have been screaming it forever, especially because of the War in Iraq and conservatives have been yelling it because of immigration. I would argue that especially as of late Bush has been showing quite a bit of strength and muscle and is anything but a lame duck.

1) The President & GOP's victory in defeating the disastrous expansion of SCHIP.

2) Bush's speeches on the necessity of a Missile Defense System. Iran is a serious threat and Bush is well aware of that and taking the necessary preventive steps.

3) The Continued Progress in the War in Iraq.

4) Bush Warns Cuba!

5) Judge Southwick is confirmed by the Senate!

Mike Meets Fred Thompson

Fred Thompson came to Mike's neck of the woods yesterday and Mike got to meet him and ask a question. Check out his excellent post. He also was interviewed by a local news station, to read the article go here!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wednesday Smorgasbord

1) My prayers go out to all of those affected by the devastating fires in California. As always, Democrats are trying to politicize even this tragic event.

Some personal stories:
--American Power
--His Own Private Possession
If you have a personal story about the fire, leave me the link in the comments' section.

2) Lisa Montgomery is found guilty of Murder and Kidnapping. It only took the jury 4 hours. The defense was hoping for her to get off with an insanity plea. It does sound like she had a difficult childhood but nothing excuses ripping a baby from someone's womb, killing them and stealing their baby. The prosecution is hoping to get the death penalty and I think this case definitely qualifies.

3) Ben Stein has gone insane!! I am still speechless that Ben Stein actually gave money to Al Franken to support his senate run in Minnesota. I don't always agree with Stein but so often he is the voice of reason and common sense so this just boggles my mind.

4) Hillary's fund raising scandals would put ANY OTHER PERSON in jail. It always boggles the mind at how much the Clintons escape. Not only is Hillary not in jail but she will be the Democrat nominee and possibly the next President of the U.S. Unless enough people wise up and decide not to put such a corrupt person in office, even if she is a woman.

5) Whoopi Goldberg actually does something praiseworthy.

6) The good news in Iraq is just pouring in. In fact, I would argue that Reliapundit's optimistic prediction is very possible.

7) Dinesh D'Souza writes another excellent book worth checking out.

8) The naughty side of me would LOVE to have this bumper sticker!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

In the Presence of My Enemies

I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with the story of Gracia and Martin Burnham. Here is a brief excerpt about what happened to them from a review of Gracia's book:
In The Presence of My Enemies tells the story of Martin and Gracia Burnham, a missionary couple who were kidnapped and held for over a year by the Abu Sayyaf, a terrorist group with ties to Osama Bin Laden.

While celebrating their anniversary at a small resort in the Philippines they were snatched away and spent the next year of their lives on the run, fighting to survive in the Philippine jungles. They were constantly faced with incredible hardship and often lacked even the most rudimentary comforts. They were held pending the payment of a large ransom, one which missionary groups will never pay. It was not until the aftermath of September 11 that real progress was made in trying to rescue the Burnhams.
This was an event that was very close to my heart and affected me in a personal way. The Burnhams both went to Calvary Bible College which is here in KC. There were people from my church that personally knew them and when they were abducted in the summer of 2001 it was talked about a lot here in KC. I prayed for them on a daily basis while they were missing for over a year. I will never forget hearing the news that Gracia had made it out alive while Martin had been killed during the rescue. It was a huge deal.

I think it was a year later that Gracia published her book and came and spoke here in KC. I was fortunate enough to get to hear her tell her story and she even autographed my copy of her book. The book is extremely compelling and very moving on so many different levels. It gives you a first hand glimpse of terrorists and what it is like to be a captive at their hands.

I was reminded of all of this Saturday night when the History channel aired a documentary entitled, Stalking Jihad. It was a great program telling the other side of the story of how the CIA was involved in helping the Philippine military rescue the Burnhams and the other innocent people the Abu Sayyaf had kidnapped. It is sad how much the Philippine government limited our involvement, otherwise I think they probably could've been rescued sooner and perhaps Martin would've escaped alive.

What I did find interesting was that 9/11 actually helped speed up their rescue rather than dampen the rescue efforts.

For so many different reasons I highly recommend that you read Gracia's book, In the Presence of My Enemies and watch the History channel's, Stalking Jihad. I'm hoping that the History Channel re-airs it because I didn't get to see the whole thing and Netflix doesn't have it.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Cartoon Sunday

Before I get to the great cartoons (with links behind) I thought I'd mention the book I'm currently reading, Why You Can't Stay Silent. I find it ironic that I felt a strong desire to read this book right now since its a Focus on the Family book and for the first time I'm not that happy with Dobson. Yet, so far it is very good.

This cartoon rocks, I absolutely love it!!

There is a reason why Glenn McCoy is my favorite editorial cartoonist. These are so good!!

Toon Credits:
Lisa Benson
Glenn McCoy

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I Heart Rush Limbaugh!!

I saw this video of Rush on Hannity and Colmes Monday night and I was just standing up and cheering. Rush rocks!! Marie did an excellent post on it all.

Rush isn't a Marine but his speech reminds me of that quote in "A Few Good Men" where Jack Nicholson says, "You messed with the wrong Marine." In Rush's case, you messed with the wrong Talk Show Host ;-).

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

What Kind of Reader are You?

What Kind of Reader Are You?
Your Result: Literate Good Citizen

You read to inform or entertain yourself, but you're not nerdy about it. You've read most major classics (in school) and you have a favorite genre or two.

Dedicated Reader
Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm
Fad Reader
Book Snob
What Kind of Reader Are You?
Create Your Own Quiz

I found this quiz at Patrick's and found it to be fun. I have several friends that I would love to see how they score on this. It only takes a couple of minutes so indulge and share your results in the comments' section.

Monday, October 15, 2007

My Letter to Bill O'Reilly about the Michael Devlin Case

To Bill O'Reilly:

I am a regular watcher of your Tv show and 70% of the time I love your passion and agree with what you have to say. Yet, one issue that I have had a problem with from the start was your questioning of the victim, Shawn Hornbeck. It distressed me at how you questioned and almost blamed him for not escaping earlier.

Now that the details have come out of the torture he endured (even his defense attorneys were horrified at having to watch the videotape of Devlin torturing Shawn) and the "deal" he made to stay alive I think you owe Hornbeck and his family an apology. I see you as a stand up guy who has done so much for the children and I applaud your courageous stand on Jessica's law and your willingness to go after states who aren't passing one.

I live in KC, Missouri so I have followed this issue on my blog and look forward to your response.

Conservatism with Heart--Live!!

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--Tenets of Conservatism
--Australia's Example
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--Who should've received the Nobel Peace Prize
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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Why the Nobel Peace Prize Has Been a Joke for Years!!

I was disgusted but not surprised at all to see Al Gore receive the Nobel Peace Prize. When the same award has been given to a terrorist, the worst U.S. president ever (who has done more to breed instability in the world than anyone I can think of) and a corrupt leader of the UN it doesn't shock you to see it given to a fraud like Al Gore.

It doesn't matter that a British judge of all people recently declared this about Gore's propaganda film:
"The court ruled the Guidance Notes to Teachers must make clear that:

* The film is a political work and promotes only one side of the argument.

* If teachers present the film without making this plain they may be in breach of section 406 of the Education Act 1996 and guilty of political indoctrination.

* Eleven inaccuracies have to be specifically drawn to the attention of school children."
Powerline does an excellent job of giving examples of just some of the recent recipients of this meaningless award:
MOHAMED ELBARADEI (joint winner). He's done such a nice job with Iran.

WANGARI MAATHAI. The Kenyan ecologist peacefully teaches that the AIDS virus is a biological agent deliberately created by the Man.

JIMMY CARTER JR., former President of the United States of America. A true cosmopolitan, he has undermined the foreign policy of his own country and vouched for the bona fides of tyrants and murderers all over the world.

KOFI ANNAN, United Nations Secretary General. Among other things, they have respectively served as the vehicle for, and presided over, one of the biggest scams in history.

YASSER ARAFAT (joint winner), Chairman of the Executive Committee of the PLO, President of the Palestinian National Authority. He was a cold-blooded murderer both before and after receiving the award.

RIGOBERTA MENCHU TUM, Guatemala. She is the notorious Guatemalan faker and author, sort of, of I, Rigoberta Menchu.

THE UNITED NATIONS PEACE-KEEPING FORCES New York, NY, U.S.A. Notwithstanding rapes and sex abuse committed by the team in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and the Congo, still doing fine work all over the world.

Others blogging:
Gateway Pundit
Politik Ditto
Cajun Tiger
The Astute Bloggers
Born Again Redneck

Friday, October 12, 2007

Missouri Smorgasbord

1) The above pic is of my kids at the Deanna Rose Farmstead. We went there yesterday with the home school group that I lead for our field trip. It was a great day and a great trip.

2) Amazingly, the KC Star printed my letter to the editor about Clarence Thomas (with a few minor alterations) 2 days after I sent it.

3) I officially became a member of my County's Republican Central Committee this past Tuesday.

4) New Missouri Links:
--Missouri Viewpoints with Mike Ferguson
--KC Star's Prime Buzz blog
The KC Star used to have their blog only as a paid service. They now have it available at no cost. They've linked to me quite a bit recently, I guess to show that they do have access to some conservative line of thought ;-).

5) Summer Shipp went missing in 2004, her remains were found last week and confirmed to be her this past Tuesday. I found myself really sad when I saw this in the paper on Wednesday. I remember seeing the billboards of her and the pleas from the family. It is always sad when a missing person case ends this way. My sympathies go out to the Shipp family.

6) Socialism is creeping into KC as Democrats move to ban smoking.

7) Michael Devlin gets dozens of life sentences for his crimes against Shawn Hornbeck and Ben Ownby. I talked about this case when it first broke, Miracle in Missouri. At the time I was outraged about comments made by Bill O'Reilly and others that Shawn Hornbeck should've done more to escape. I was reminded of this as details have emerged at just some of the horrors that Hornbeck experienced. To think that people would be critical of a child who was a victim of horrifying sexual abuse and torture is just incomprehensible to me. To be honest, O'Reilly has been silent on this as news has come out detailing Devlin's crimes. I think at the very least he owes Shawn Hornbeck and his family an apology.

8) The case of Lisa Montgomery is just plain gruesome. This woman cut the baby out of Bobbie Jo Stinnett's womb while she was still alive. It is just beyond comprehension.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thursday Smorgasbord

Where do I even start? I have so many things to post on I don't know where to begin. I will definitely have to do 2 smorgasbords, possibly even 3. I'll do a regular one today and I will do a Missouri one tomorrow. There are a lot of things going on in Missouri that are also making the national news.

1) As the above cartoon shows, Hillary proves once again that she has absolutely no shame. She had no compunction about having Bergler be an adviser knowing full well that he belongs in jail for stealing documents from the National Archives.

Speaking of Hillary, she was here in KC last Friday and raised $250,000. Two days later John Kerry was speaking at a health care conference here.

2) My buddy Kiefer is going to jail. It saddens me that so many in Hollywood either end up in jail or rehab. My biggest problem with all of these DUI's is why don't these stars get drivers? At least then they wouldn't be endangering the lives of others.

3) Obama refuses to wear a flag pin. This is just so ridiculous but typical of your average liberal democrat. We wouldn't want to offend anyone by wearing something that shows we love our country. Unbelievable!!

Speaking of Obama, I was in the parking lot of a huge Baptist church here in KC while I was visiting their library. I saw a car with an Obama bumper sticker. It just made me shake my head. This is exactly why I had a problem with Rick Warren having him speak at his conference last year.

4) My Hannity post is now up to a record 125 comments. After the comments initially took off I added an update. I later took it down because I just felt like I had added fuel to the fire.

So since I haven't had my say recently on all the comments I thought I'd say a couple things.

--"Perfect is the enemy of good."--I think this quote sums it all up for me. Mike was the first one to bring it up and I think it says it all.

--The debate was very heated and I think its because we are all passionate about what we think is right.

--If you have 2 candidates in front of you and one represents 70% of what you believe and the other represents 0% of what you believe it seems like a no-brainer to me.

--I don't want to disparage some of the new commenters that disagreed with the majority of us. Yet, I will take issue with their insinuations that some of us don't care about abortion or our Christian walk if we could even consider voting for Rudy. Most of us will not be voting for Rudy in the primaries and yet if we say we'd be willing to vote for him in the general election against Hillary somehow that means the lives of babies mean nothing to us and we could care less about our faith.

Nothing could be further from the truth. It is precisely because of my faith and my deep concern about the slaughter of innocent babies that I cannot allow Hillary to stroll into the White house. Although to be honest, I'm not that concerned about their judgment because anyone who knows me or has read my blog for any length of time knows what I care about.

I also have to say that for some this "purist" mentality is going to get them nowhere. They don't seem to be concerned about that so to each their own. Yet, when one of them said that Reagan wasn't even "good enough" for him I just threw up my hands and laughed. If the greatest president in the last century isn't good enough for them than no one ever will be. If this is the mentality I'm not sure why they are "dirtying" themselves by engaging in politics at all.

All of us have flaws and are far from perfect. Those that run for president are no different. The bar that some have set is so high I don't know who would measure up. That is precisely my issue with Dobson right now.

--I'm not really interested in opening up this debate again because I saw nothing accomplished by it. Once someone appeared to be irrational to me I just tuned them out and they seemed to be doing the same to us. If you are offended by me not wanting to re-open the debate than be like so many liberals before and accuse me of censorship and whine about it. I'm used to it. If you think the debate is so helpful you can open one up on your blog.

--I do want to thank so many for carrying the water during the debates and coming up with excellent points. I especially want to thank Mamapajamas for her whit and insight as usual. Since she doesn't have a blog or an email address I have no way of contacting her other than saying it here in this post.

5) Jimmy Carter makes idiotic comment #1,000.

6) Tuesday's Republican Debate!! I missed the debate for 3 reasons--it was on MSNBC, it was on in the afternoon and I was insanely busy. Mike did an unbelievable job on analyzing the debate, all you need to know about it is in his excellent post. My other thoughts after reading about the debate is that Chris Matthews is such a jerk and the farthest thing from an "objective" moderator.

7) Hannity & Colmes exposes Cuba's real health care situation. Go here to see Real Cuba's website where they expose what Cuba is really like.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Blue Skies, No Fences

As many of you know I am a huge fan of Lynne Cheney and her books. So I was pleased to see that she has written another book. If I had to pick a Conservative Woman to run for president she would probably at the very top of my list. Now I have another book on my list to buy and read.

Other links:
Lynne Cheney on CBS Sunday Morning
Before the Storm Clouds, Nothing but 'Blue Skies'

For All the Moms!!

My husband found this clever video. This is the life of a Mom sung quickly in less than 3 minutes. It is pretty clever and describes what we go through on a daily basis!! I think all the Moms will enjoy this.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

More on Clarence Thomas & Rush

Toon Credit: Glenn McCoy

"I had to control anger, resentment and animous. Again, those are things I couldn't afford to have, simply because they would destroy me."

"Things like anger, negativity or cynicism, those things sort of bleed away the positive energy that you need to live your life."--Clarence Thomas

I watched the rest of Sean Hannity's interview with Clarence Thomas last night on Hannity's America. I can't get over what a remarkable man he is. So you can imagine my outrage at reading Barbara Shelly's KC Star column, "Why is Clarence Thomas reopening this chapter?" It incensed me enough to write the following letter to the editor:
I was offended at Barbara Shelly's description of Clarence Thomas in her recent column. She seems intent on focusing on a small part of his book where he talked about Anita Hill. During his interviews he talked about how Hill was just a tool that the left used to smear him and he had little else to say about her.

I watched every interview Thomas did this past week and I saw a man whose theme in life is not to dwell on anger or revenge. I think Shelly must have missed these interviews because she couldn't have watched them and concluded that he had a “chip on his shoulder”. I saw the exact opposite and find him remarkably healthy after what he suffered through. We don't get to choose whether we go through trials in life but we can choose how we respond to them. Thomas’s response and life story is an inspiration to us all.
While I was writing this post the KC Star contacted me to verify my letter so it looks like they will probably publish it.


I'm sure most of you have heard by now of Wesley Clark and Elizabeth Edwards weighing in on Rush. Both of these people annoy me incessantly. Remember, Wesley Clark is the one who Madonna endorsed in 2004 for the Democrat primary. Need I say more? Clark wants Rush taken off the air. One of my co-bloggers over at The Astute Bloggers makes this point, does that mean we get to take all the liberals who actually have insulted our troops off the air? Wouldn't that be nice, not to have to hear from Ted Kennedy, Air America or most of the Democrats in Washington?

As for Elizabeth Edwards, why hasn't anyone over at the Edwards' campaign shut her up? She constantly comes out with these inflammatory statements that instead of being refreshing just come across as ridiculous, hypocritical and petty. Her comments about Rush are nothing more than pandering to Media Matters and It must be nice for such extreme, leftist hate sites to have all the Democrat nominees doing their bidding.

As for Democrats versus Rush on the troops, Mike has this excellent post on all the things Democrat congressmen have said that actually did insult our troops and undermine our cause there.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Conservatism with Heart--Live!!

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

I'll be talking about:
--The Rush Fireworks
--The Dobson Fireworks
--The new drug for Democrats
--My blog being the token conservative link for liberals
--Clarence Thomas
--Who is irritating me
--The SCHIP Debate
--And much more
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Saturday, October 06, 2007

My Talk With Sean Hannity!!

When I heard that Dobson was going to be on Hannity's show yesterday I knew I had to call in. Amazingly, I got through pretty quickly. I got to talk to Sean about Dobson and his lack of support for both Rudy and Thompson & his possible 3rd party support. I got to express everything I've talked about here on this blog. At the end Hannity quoted this poll that obviously, has both of us concerned. He said he would convey my comments to Dobson during the interview.

I then listened intently while Hannity interviewed Dobson for about 45 minutes. I'm glad I got through when I did because there were no phone calls during their interview. I have to say that I was extremely proud of Hannity and once again disappointed in Dobson.

Dobson refuses to support Rudy because of abortion and yet when Hannity pointed out the strict constructionist judges and all the moral issues that Rudy stood up for while Mayor of New York, Dobson was not impressed. He also refuses to support Fred Thompson because Thompson supports State Marriage Amendments instead of a Federal Marriage Amendment. I find this to be incredulous. He is willing to almost guarantee Hillary the presidency because of a minor disagreement like that. First of all, a Federal Marriage Amendment is very unlikely. The U.S. Constitution rarely has amendments added to it and for good reason. I'm not against a Federal Marriage Amendment but as long as Thompson is for traditional marriage this isn't worth quibbling over.

Dobson says he will support a 3rd party if either Rudy or Thompson get the nomination. This will be disastrous and almost ensure Hillary a win. My only thought is that even though the poll says that 27% would vote for a nameless 3rd party I'm not sure that would really translate once a 3rd party person was running. It would have to be someone very charismatic and inspiring to get anywhere near 27%. I also think that Rudy might very well be a problem if there is a 3rd party but not necessarily with Thompson. There is no way that people would follow Dobson in his lack of support for Thompson over a difference in federal and state issues.

I would also like to know who this 3rd party candidate is going to be that Dobson would be able to support 100%. When I've looked at Thompson's conservative record the only thing I disagree with him on is his support for the National Endowment for the Arts. You aren't going to find a better candidate than that, especially at this stage of the game.

The other thing that I just couldn't get over was that Dobson thinks that by sabotaging Rudy and Thompson he is going to get one of the 2nd tier candidates to become viable. He said that there were other lower candidates that he might be able to support and who knows what could happen. He has been involved in the political game much longer than I and he knows that is extremely unlikely.

I was proud of Sean because Dobson was somewhat implying that by Sean and others like me being willing to support Fred or Rudy that we were only interested in winning politically. Sean said that couldn't be further from the truth, this was about right and wrong and that he just couldn't allow Hillary to become president for the sake of this country and the moral issues that he holds dearly. To that I say Amen!!

I think that by supporting a 3rd party candidate you will be indirectly electing Hillary Clinton. More babies will be slaughtered during her presidency, marriage will be in more jeopardy and this country will be far less safe, I have no doubt about it.

Someone recently accused me of being willing to vote for someone just because they have an R by their name. That couldn't be further from the truth. I've never supported Specter, Warner, McCain, Hagel or many other Republicans just because they have an R next to their name. It is a worldview and philosophy on life difference. Rudy may be liberal on some issues but he has a drastically different world view than Hillary Clinton. He would pick stellar supreme court justices and would keep this country safe and I do think he would continue to stand up for what is right including moral issues like he did in New York.

Bottom line: those of us who care passionately about moral issues cannot hand the reigns of the presidency over to Hillary. Bill Clinton did a lot of damage in his 8 years. We cannot allow Hillary to do worse just because of disagreements in our party.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Free Burma!

Free Burma!

I have been very concerned about the situation in Myanmar/Burma. I have been meaning to do some research and write a post on it. I checked out Incognito's blog last night and she has done some excellent research and written several very comprehensive posts on what is going over there. Please take the time to read them.

In her first post, "Living In Fear in Myanmar fka Burma- and the Buddhist protests", she explains the history of Burma and how they've gotten to the place they are now. In her second one she gives the details on the Free Burma Blogger Campaign. I encourage everyone to go to their site and join the list of participants and to grab one of their graphics and put it on your blog. I've got a smaller version of this graphic in my sidebar.

The above video is one that was smuggled out since there has been a major crackdown there on any communication. It gives just a glimpse of some of the violence that is going on there.

Here are Incognito's posts and other bloggers who have also posted on this important issue, take the time to check them out:
October 4th, Free Burma blogger campaign!
Living In Fear in Myanmar fka Burma- and the Buddhist protests
Gateway Pundit
Horrible Violence in Burma Caught on Tape!--Gateway Pundit
Sister Toldjah
Big Girl Pants
Real World Libertarian
Born Again Redneck

Articles on the Crisis:
Burma: UN envoy meets top general as regime blames foreigners for violence

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Rush & Dobson Updates


Robin came up with the above pic and gave me permission to use it on my blog as well. I had been meaning to get my Rush babe pic back up in my sidebar (I had taken it out when I was trying to make my blog easier to load but since it didn't help I figured I'd put it back). Not that there was any doubt but I've got my Rush babe pic back up to assure everyone of my support :-).

Fred Thompson scored MAJOR points with me when he came out with this statement in support of Rush:
"Congressional Democrats are trying to divert attention from insulting our military leader in Iraq and pandering to the loony left by attacking Rush Limbaugh. He is one of the strongest supporters of our troops, yet Democrats claim he is not being strong enough. I wonder who General Petraeus and his troops think is most supportive?"
I had been meaning to join a Fred Thompson blogroll and finally got around to doing that last night. I am also a Friend of Fred and getting his email updates. Fred and his wife also had an interview with Sean Hannity on Hannity and Colmes last night. Go here to watch the video.

In my previous post I gave out phone numbers to contact some of the senators and Congressman Kingston. I called Senators Reid and Harkin and expressed my strong disapproval. I also called Kingston and applauded him for his resolution in support of Rush and the troops.


I also called Focus on the Family yesterday to talk to someone about Dobson's comments. I was able to talk to one of his assistants. She let me know that she would pass my comments on and she then said that the news about the 3rd party support hadn't been presented accurately. She said if she is allowed to she will send me a link to an AP story that presents it more accurately. I will share that with you if I get it.

One of Dobson's assistants sent me the link to an Op-ed that Dobson wrote for the NY Times. It doesn't dispel the rumor at all that he will support a 3rd party. The bottom line is if Rudy gets the nomination Dobson and others will be supporting a 3rd party. Hello, President Hillary!!

Monday, October 01, 2007

My Grandfather's Son

I'm a huge fan of Justice Clarence Thomas. He is a great man who has been unfairly demonized by the left. The left tried to bork him and take him down during his confirmation hearing with trumped up charges of sexual harassment. Never mind the fact that we've had a sitting president who actually did commit such acts and was defended by the very feminists who went after Thomas.

Clarence Thomas has said relatively little in his defense up until now. He has come out with his autobiography, My Grandfather's Son. Last night he was on 60 Minutes, go here to see the video. Today, he is going to be on Rush's show for a rare 90 minute interview. I'm very excited, and plan on tuning in. Here is a little of what Rush had to say about it when talking to a caller last week:
"He's going to be in the second and third hour. It's going to be the first 90-minute interview we've ever done with anybody. I taped it after the program yesterday because the first day of the new term of the Supreme Court is on Monday, and he couldn't make it live.

He has two segments on 60 Minutes Sunday night. By the way, the name of the book is My Grandfather's Son. He did two interview segments for 60 minutes. ABC has been following him around, too. Jan Crawford Greenburg is their court writer. She is a good reporter. I don't mean to harm her reputation saying that with her peers, but she's a good reporter. She has followed him around with the crew for I think Primetime or 20/20, whatever the show is. He's going to be all over the place later in the week next week. But I have to tell you something about this interview and I don't want to give any of it away.

Other than to say, I start out with him when his mother gave him up. She couldn't afford him and his brother, and his grandfather took him in, and the title of the book is My Grandfather's Son. I started from there, and I didn't get to the confirmation hearings 'til what was like the end of the first hour. But during this interview -- and I don't want to give away any secrets here -- Dawn, who was here transcribing what he was saying for me in case I had trouble understanding him, which I didn't, cried twice."

I'll have to find room in my budget to purchase both Thomas's & Ann's new book, I'm off to Sam's tomorrow!!

Other interviews:
Clarence Thomas: A Silent Justice Speaks Out

Others blogging:
Patterico's Pontifications
Chip's Church Chat
Born Again Redneck
Bloviating Zeppelin

Conservatism with Heart--Live!!

Make sure to tune into Conservatism with Heart today where I will be interviewing Robin Boyd, author of "A Quagmire of Hate: The Post-Election Liberals". She is an awesome blogger who has covered the Haditha Marines' case extensively on her blog. We will be talking about that case, replaying the awesome Murtha/Mattera clip (see below) and perhaps some about our distaste for those who suffer from BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome).

In the beginning of the show I will briefly touch on a couple of other things that may include:
--My thoughts on Newt finally declaring he is not getting into the presidential race
--Clarence Thomas' Autobiography
--My review of "The Kingdom"
--The Right Wing's New voice

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