Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

RT posted this video for last year's Thanksgiving. I liked it so much that I decided to use it for this year.

What I'm Thank-ful For:
--My Savior
--My family
--My friends
--God's Amazing Grace
--Our soldiers and Veterans
--Our Founding Fathers
--My gym
--Getting back on track with my work-outs
--The Word of Promise, New Testament on Cd
--My Church family
--President George W. Bush
--No terrorist attacks on our soil since 9/11
--Those 2 Rebels named William
--Governor Sarah Palin
--My family all doing Karate
--Our great Karate teacher
--Getting close to finishing my 50 book list for the year
--Great Music
--Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity
--Talk Radio
--Fox News & the alternative media
--Movies and Tv shows
--Jane Austen
--Women having the right to vote
--Blogging & the radio show
--My computer and ipod
--My cellphone
--My health

Other thank-ful bloggers:
Thanksgiving 2008--Skye
What I am Thank-ful For--Bullfrog
For Which I am Thankful, Redux--Patrick M
Let's Give Thanks!--Rivka
Giving Thanks--BZ
"A Day of Public Thanksgiving to God"--Donald Douglas
The Lesson of the First Thanksgiving--Mike
Happy Thanksgiving!--Wordsmith

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wednesday Smorgasbord!

1) Senator Jim DeMint nails it in his article on rebuilding the conservative majority.

2) Sarah Palin is a GOP Superstar!

3) The Face of Grace! A powerful story from a soldier on the ground in Iraq. Here is an excerpt:
While standing guard, Luke noticed a woman approaching from behind and cautiously turned in her direction, his rifle at the ready.

“An interpreter told our son it was OK – the woman just wanted to touch a soldier. Still uneasy, Luke stood still while the woman reached out her hand and touched his face, tears in her eyes.

“Looking to the interpreter for meaning, our son was told that the woman simply ‘wanted to touch the face of grace.’ It seems this trembling woman, like most of the people in her town, looked upon our soldiers as angels of grace, sent by God to protect her from the violence and oppression her people had come to know up to then. Learning this, our son squeezed and kissed the woman’s hand, and she left, weeping.

“The ‘face of grace.’ How many of us, safe at home debating the politics of the war on terror, have ever seen our soldiers in such a light? How many of us have even read such an uplifting newspaper account of our soldiers?

“People like this woman, having suffered years of oppression and fear, have eyes and a heart to see this, and the desire to “‘touch the face of grace.’ Do we have the ability to see our soldiers in the same way? And not merely our soldiers: Can we see the ‘face of grace’ in the police who protect us in every town, day and night? Or in the fire and rescue teams who are ‘soldiers’ in their own right?

4) Bipartisanship: For the common good? David Limbaugh is spot on, as usual.

5) Genius, Thy Name is Obama Ann Coulter also has a new book coming out about the media's love affair with Obama. The title is, "Guilty: Liberal Victims And Their Assault On America". It is set to be released the first week of January 2009.

Monday, November 24, 2008

November 24th Edition of Conservatism With Heart!

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

Some of the articles and topics I will be discussing:
--90 Minutes in Heaven
--24 Premiere
--The Stock Market will be fine
--Rove's ten point plan for a GOP come-back
--And More...

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Friday, November 21, 2008


My teenage daughter isn't a big reader, but she loves the "Twilight" book series by Stephanie Meyer. It is a teenage love story between a normal girl and a guy who is a vampire. They are a huge hit right now with teens AND adults. Several friends of mine have read the books and really liked them.

My daughter has been counting down the days until the premiere of the movie based on the first book. So, last night 2 friends of mine, my daughter and one of her friends all went to the Midnight premiere of the movie. The movie theater we went to was showing it on 5 different screens, and the parking lot was packed.

I was the only one in the group that hadn't read any of the books. They all thought the movie wasn't as good as the book, although they enjoyed it. I had nothing to compare it with, so I thought it was pretty good. I can see why the storyline is so compelling and I look forward to reading the books.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

90 Minutes in Heaven!

I am listening to the book, "90 Minutes in Heaven" on Cd. It is an incredible, compelling true story. I am usually skeptical of anyone who claims to have an after-death experience. Yet, his testimony is so real and genuine that I find it believable.

He died in a car accident in 1989 and got to experience heaven for 90 minutes. Then, a Pastor who was praying for him discovered that he was alive. This was after 2 EMT's had pronounced him as dead. Then, after experiencing the wonders of heaven he came back to earth only to live in extreme pain and undergo numerous surgeries. He is very candid about how he suffered from depression and countless other difficulties. He was in constant pain for years and still deals with it to this day.

I highly recommend this book, it is a life-changing story.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Palin-Bashers!

Sarah Palin and those like her are the future of the Republican Party. Conservatism is not dead – moderates are the losers in this election. No liberal has been elected by outing themselves as same. They become centrists, moving center and center-right (remember the elections of 2006). Obama, who is recognized by other liberals as the most liberal liberal in Congress, spent the last two months of the campaign running center-right.--Mychal Massie

I couldn't agree with Mychal Massie more in his column, "The Palin-Bashers". Here are some excerpts:
The accusations now surfacing is that Gov. Palin isn't "smart enough" to even consider running for president
, to which one might argue: like Al Gore and John Kerry were, and like Joe Biden is – but I digress. A pre-eminent business leader told me many years ago, "You don't have to be super smart to be successful – you just have to be smart enough to surround yourself with people who are."

To that point, Sarah Palin is not only smart enough to surround herself with smart people, but she is also both smart and capable. Her record of accomplishment in barely two years as governor of Alaska is extraordinary. She is a proven fiscal conservative who puts the best interests of the people ahead of "good ol' boy" politics and policies, and she isn't hesitant to take on malevolent factions of her own party. She holds to traditional values, not as a mace, but as a way of life.

She restructured her state's pre-existing severance tax on oil and gas production, renegotiating the structure in full public view, and the rebated part of the resulting surplus went directly to taxpayers. She ended a multi-year stalemate over the financing and construction of a $40 billion cross-state pipeline that supplies cheaper natural gas to Alaskans and the lower 48 states. That single act alone did more to advance American energy independence than Biden, Obama or McCain can boast collectively. In her capacity as being responsible for the Alaskan National Guard, she authorized 521 missions that saved 200 lives.

His conclusion:
Sarah Palin and those like her are the future of the Republican Party. Conservatism is not dead – moderates are the losers in this election. No liberal has been elected by outing themselves as same. They become centrists, moving center and center-right (remember the elections of 2006). Obama, who is recognized by other liberals as the most liberal liberal in Congress, spent the last two months of the campaign running center-right.

The attacks are coming from those who fear what Gov. Palin represents. They fear not being able to convince enough people to oppose her unless they start savaging her now. I am also inclined to believe that a good number of those spreading the lies and misinformation are either from, will be or desire to be part of a certain former and future presidential hopeful loser, who fancies himself a contender in 2012.

Sarah Palin is good for our party – she is good for America.And trust me, those attacking her do so because they fear her ability to connect with voters. They wouldn't waste their efforts if this were not the case. To those who say she isn't "smart enough," I say she doesn't have to be an Adams, Jefferson, Madison or Reagan; she just has to be smart enough to know it and surround herself with capable people. And keep in mind that Ronald Reagan was attacked as not being intelligent enough, while Bill Clinton was hailed as being supremely intelligent.

Palin didn't lose the race for McCain – he lost it himself despite her giving him a tremendous boost going into the closing weeks of the campaign. She is, however, the reason his 6-point lost wasn't a double-digit loss.

Monday, November 17, 2008

November 17th Edition of Conservatism With Heart!

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

Some of the articles and topics I will be discussing:
--USA Cares
--Top Ten Reasons to Rejoice Over Obama Victory
--An Unlikely Conservative
--Dennis Miller talking about Sarah Palin
--Kristol Defending Palin
--Rush defending Palin

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Fun Stuff!--Part 1

Since this election cycle was hard on all of us, I figure a diversion from politics is a good thing. My liberal buddies James and Dave are so happy about their Obama win that they are taking some time off from politics. Kudos to them, while being happy about their win there was no gloating to those of us who were mourning a loss.

1) True but funny story--I was working out on the elliptical machine at the gym last night and this guy starts working out next to me. He starts talking to me even though I have headphones on but he gets my attention. We start talking for awhile, when I realize that he is hitting on me. By this time he knows I'm married, have 4 kids, that my husband does kickboxing, etc... I even talk about how I'm a Republican and he is an Obama supporter and still he is not dissuaded. Finally, I happen to mention that I'm one of those people who still loves Bush and he finally disappears. LOL :-)!

2) Nickelback's New Cd--I'm a big fan of Nickelback and they are coming out with a new Cd. Ironically, it comes out the same day as David Cook's, November 18th. I'm looking forward to both of them. I'm really bummed that a friend and I didn't go to the Nickelback concert here in KC a year ago with Chris Daughtry. I'm a huge fan of both and it would've been worth the money. Hopefully, sometime in the near future. My friend is also a homeschooling Mom of 4 so we joked about how we would have to get some leather pants to go.

3) The Jane Austen Book Club--I knew I wanted to buy this movie the first time I saw it. It is an excellent movie but I was waiting for it to be a decent price. Then, this past weekend I needed a good movie to distract me from the rough political news. I went to Target and they had it for a great price and it was the last copy. How could I not buy it?

4) North and South--I started reading this during the summer but things got crazy busy with the campaigns. It was hard to get much reading done, but if I did, it was easier books. So, now that the campaigns are over I went back to reading it and I am enjoying it. I also only have 3 books after this to finish my 50 book list.

Tomorrow, will be my Fun Stuff--Part 2 post, stay tuned!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wednesday Smorgasbord!

1) John Stossel reveals how ignorant so many people are about the world around them. What is scary is that so many of these people vote.

2) Elizabeth Edwards Ditches Wedding Ring. It looks like the Edwards have possibly separated. I guess Elizabeth didn't take too kindly to being humiliated in front of the world. And instead of being your typical political wife she refused to be a doormat.

3) I Love George W. Bush Day. I'm probably going to do a series of posts myself thanking President Bush before the year ends. Here is an excerpt from a column by Michael Gerson at the Washington Post:
But that humanity is precisely what I will remember. I have seen President Bush show more loyalty than he has been given, more generosity than he has received. I have seen his buoyancy under the weight of malice and his forgiveness of faithless friends. Again and again, I have seen the natural tug of his pride swiftly overcome by a deeper decency — a decency that is privately engaging and publicly consequential.

4) It's not by accident that we have not been attacked on American soil since September 11, 2001.
President Bush never took his eyes off the ball. War-critics just never understood the rules of the game.

5) How Democrats Are Attempting to Steal A Senate Seat

6) 48 to 52 - With All Our Love This expresses exactly how I feel.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

In Defense of Sarah Palin!

"I've been working over 20 years in Washington and I've been around literally dozens and dozens of politicians. She is among the smartest, toughest, most capable politicians I've ever dealt with. She has a photographic memory."--Randy Scheunemann (McCain's top foreign policy adviser)
It is unconscionable how Sarah Palin has been treated ever since joining the ticket with McCain. She, like Bush are a threat to liberals and as a result liberals have engaged in character assassination. And Palin has been thrown under the bus by some Republicans as well.

There have been a lot of false rumors that have traveled through the left wing blogosphere. In the above Greta interview Palin puts a lot of them to rest.

Also, it turns out that some loyal Romney supporters may have been behind the rumors. In this ABC article, a Palin aide and a McCain aide come to Palin's defense, insisting that the rumors are false.

"For one thing there is quite a defense of Palin mounting in the blogosphere. Gosh, if you had to come up with a plot to endear her to the base, increase anger against the McCain bumblers and lift the fighting spirits of conservatives you couldn’t come up with a better idea than continuing to trash Palin in the media. Is it a Rovian plot?"--Byron York

Michelle Malkin echoes my sentiments exactly in the above video. She starts off by talking about the hypocrisy of Oprah and then the treatment of Palin. Bill Kristol and Rush also came to Palin's defense.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

The Silver Lining--Part 2

"We live in a beautiful country and I will remain proud of our country, proud of our citizens, proud of our military, and proud of our freedoms. We can continue to embrace what we love about our republic without supporting liberals who oppose our principles or those who attempt to restrict our rights.

Nothing a politician or a president can do will ever strip me of my optimism and faith in what our founding fathers inspired in me - belief in the fundamentals of our political system, belief in the right to dissent, belief in fighting for what we know is right and belief in a better future which I can create for myself despite them."--Conservative Belle

--You have to watch the above SNL video. It is Ben Affleck pretending to be Keith Olbermann. He makes Olbermann look like the hateful, vicious, irrational guy that he is.

--Traditional marriage is preserved in Florida, California and Arizona

--It looks like Coleman is going to beat Franken

--The Democrats did not get a 60 seat majority in the Senate

I've been so busy with election stuff that I haven't been able to visit a lot of bogs lately. So last night I got half way through my blogroll. I found some good posts that I'd like to link to:
--Marjorie Dannenfelser on Sarah Palin

--Advice From Sir Winston

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Silver Lining!

--The Sam Graves' campaign that my daughter and I worked on, won by 22 percentage points. The Democrats had targeted this race and were outspending Sam Graves until they conceded that there was no way their Democrat candidate could win.

--My blog got over 1,000 hits the day before the election and around 900 the day of the election.

--McCain/Palin won in my county

--McCain/Palin seems to have won Missouri by a small margin, although the state isn't being called one way or the other

--The 3 stellar Republican Representatives (Doug Ervin, Tim Flook and Jerry Nolte) that I was rooting for in my county all won by large margins. Nolte's was impressive because in a Democrat year he won handily when his district has more registered Democrats than Republicans.

--My excellent State Senator Luann Ridgeway ran an excellent campaign and also won by a good margin.

--Sarah Palin will be a big player for the GOP. Many conservatives turned out in droves for McCain because of Sarah Palin. She has a bright future in the Republican party.

--We will have 24/7 entertainment waiting to see what psychotic thing Joe Biden will say or do next. If Obama is smart, he will give Biden a dual job with the other being an ambassadorship to a far away country.

--Ben Shapiro captures what an Obama administration might look like and how things will pan out by 2012.