Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Free Roxana Saberi

This is a Human Rights issue that Republicans and Democrats should be able to join together on. Roxana Saberi is an American Journalist that is imprisoned in Iran. She was sentenced to 8 years in prison on bogus charges in a trial that took place behind closed doors. She turned 32 yesterday while sitting in the Iranian prison.

The KC Star had an article about her on page 21 of yesterday's paper. She has gone on a hunger strike to protest her imprisonment. Saberi's case has caused even more tension between Obama and Ahmadinejad. He and Obama could get along if it just weren't for the racism, denial of the holocaust and the imprisoning of American journalists.

Saberi's parents are concerned about how weak she is getting from the hunger strike.

What You Can Do:

1) Join the Blog Rally--
A group of bloggers is holding a blog rally in support of Roxana Saberi (who is spending her birthday on a hunger strike in Tehran's Evin Prison) and of others who have dared to express their thoughts freely only to be imprisoned, abused, or killed.

Please consider placing a blue ribbon this week on your blog, website, and facebook / myspace / twitter page, and invite others to do the same, in honor of the journalists, bloggers, students, and writers who are imprisoned in Evin Prison (nicknamed "Evin University") and other prisons around the world for speaking and writing down their thoughts.

2) Officials in Iran need to know your concern for Roxana Saberi and your desire to return her home, and while she is in Iran to have a fair appeals process.

Write to:
His Excellency Ambassador Mohammad Khazaee,
Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran
622 Third Ave.
New York, NY 1007
e-mail: iran@un.int

To read samples of Roxana's reporting, click here.

To contact the White House, use this link/URL: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

More Links:
Free Roxana Saberi
Roxana Saberi Blogburst
Blog Rally
Nice Deb
Founding Bloggers
American Journalist Roxana Saberi Given Eight Years Sentence in Iran

Monday, April 27, 2009

April 27th 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:
Parental Rights Amendment
--United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
--Parental Rights Amendment
--Why We Need the Parental Rights Amendment
--20 Things You Need to Know
--U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra--Sponsor of the Parental Rights Amendment
American Journalist Roxana Saberi being held in Iran
--Free Roxana Saberi
--Roxani Saberi Blogburst
--Blog Rally
--And more...

To be a part of the show, call in, toll-free 1-877-864-4869!!

To listen to podcasts of my previous shows, go here!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Tea Party Movement!

E. Thomas McClanahan wrote an excellent column for the KC Star on the Tax Day Tea Parties. He attended the Tea Party at Liberty Memorial and he had some things to say about the movement in general.

Here are some excerpts:
Bloggers at Playboy, noting how quickly the movement grew, figured it must be backed by some secret group. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the whole thing was “AstroTurf” — not a genuine grassroots effort. Liberal actress Janeane Garofalo suggested tea-party attendees were racists with substandard brains.

What we’re seeing is a center-right populist outpouring prompted by the long-term implications of President Barack Obama’s gargantuan budget, his spending plans, the massive tide of red ink those plans will generate — and, most important, what all that implies about the future balance between the government and the private sector.

I attended the tea party Wednesday at Kansas City’s Liberty Memorial, and I couldn’t find anyone who thought the event was about partisan politics. “Both parties are corrupt,” said Brian Stednick of North Kansas City.

Those with whom I spoke were mostly concerned about the rising national debt, ballooning federal spending — and the threat of higher taxes. Some mentioned the risk of future hyperinflation, given the huge sums of money flowing out of the government and Federal Reserve.

Those who criticized President Bush and the GOP Congress for fiscal irresponsibility were correct; when the Republicans were in power, they spent with little restraint. But as the graph shows, the deficit under Bush was shrinking until the housing bubble popped and the economy tanked.

By comparison, the coming Obama deficits are in a league of their own. On average, Obama’s plan would generate trillion-dollar deficits for the next 10 years, with chilling implications for future tax rates and the government’s financial health.

“There are too many issues embedded in this single protest,” said political scientist George Connor of Missouri State University. “I don’t see these numbers generating a national wave. I just don’t see it.”

Maybe, maybe not. Obama’s budget and his radical agenda have triggered an angry, nationwide protest. The next several months will provide hints as to whether the leaderless Republicans, still casting about for fresh ideas, can translate some of that anger into real support for candidates.
To read the rest, go here!

Tea Party 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:
--The Kansas City Tax Day Tea Party Rocked!
--Tea party movement captures real concerns
--Homeland Security Warns of Rise in Right-Wing Extremism
--'Right-Wing Extremism' Report Issued Despite Objections
--Napolitano: Veterans are Targets of Right-Wing Extremist Recruiters
--‘Hero’ mantle rests uneasy on ship captain, pilot
--And lots of all over the map stuff

If you attended a Tea Party, call in and share your experience!! Its toll-free at 1-877-864-4869!!

To listen to podcasts of my previous shows, go here!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tori Spelling on Hannity!

I have to confess that I used to watch Beverly Hills 90210. I also happened to read Tori Spelling's book, Stori Telling last year and really enjoyed it. It gave me a lot of respect for her as a person.

I really enjoyed this interview and was impressed with Sean for having her on and with Tori for being willing to be on.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Tax Day Tea Party Extravaganza!

More from all of those Tea Parties across the nation! Starting with some KC links:
--Nice Deb took some great photos at the KC protest at the Liberty Memorial. I wish we could've met up while she was there. She had a busy day because she also went to the one on the Kansas side right after and took a bunch of shots there as well.

--Rivka traveled all the way from Kansas just to hear me speak at the Liberty Memorial event.

In St. Louis, Missouri:
--Jim Hoft was speaking at their Tea Party which had an attendance of 10,000.

--Hot Air has a photo gallery and video.

In New Hampshire:
--Steve and his whole family attended the Manchester Tea Party.
Excellent Tea Party Round-ups:
--Mike did a great post, Tea Parties Take the Fight for Freedom to the Streets with more pictures at Flopping Aces

--Skye, Tea Party Day

--Michelle Malkin, Massive: Tax Day Tea Party USA; Updated

--Donald Douglas, Atlas is Shrugging: A Tea Party Roundup

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Kansas City Tax Day Tea Party Rocked!

Photo Credit: Allison Long (KC Star)

The Kansas City Tax Day Tea Party on the Missouri side took place at the Liberty Memorial. The crowd was estimated to be around 4-5,000 people. The weather could not have been more perfect. Andrea Plunkett did a phenomenal job of organizing the event.

KC's Conservative Talk Show Host Chris Stigall was the keynote speaker and he was excellent. The rest of us got around 5 minutes to speak. A friend taped my speech and I have it posted above.

I was so impressed with the turnout that I thought surely the media couldn't ignore it. Oh, yes they could. The media was there but on all the local news casts that I watched the only mention of the Missouri protest was a flash picture of the crowd. Otherwise, they chose to focus on the one on the Kansas side which was much smaller. And I think it was NBC that went quickly to what a Democratic activist's response was and then concluded with some poll that supposedly said that most people support Obama's atrocious spending. Unbelievable!!

Kudos to the KC Star though for posting a bunch of pictures and a video of the event! Also, a huge thanks to my friend who took most of the pictures in this post. She took a ton of great pictures and really captured the spirit of the day.

If you attended a tea party and have a post, leave me a link in the comments section and/or email me. I'll be doing another post tomorrow and hope to put up a bunch of Tea Party links.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tax Day Tea Parties!

Tomorrow, I hope no matter where you live you are planning on attending a tea party near you.

I am working on my speech for ours here in KC. I am getting tons of hits from people looking for info on Kansas City's Tax Day Tea Party. So I'm going to give all the info for it once again:
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: On the North Lawn of the Liberty Memorial
Street: 30 W Pershing Rd
City/Town: Kansas City, MO

Official media sponsor, News Radio 710, and Chris Stigall will be live at the Tea Party!

Other speakers include:
Mike Ferguson, Libertarian Party
Blogger Dee Vantuyl
Dr. Darrel Drumright
Paul Hamby, Campaign for Liberty
Rob Willard, Club for Growth
Joseph Bridgman, TeenPact
Eric Zahnd
Michelle Davis, American Family Association
Hearne Christopher
Ivan Foley
Becky Cordero, AFP
For more info go here:
KC Tax Day Tea Party Blog

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Movie Meme

Movie meme
The rules are simple:

Using the Entertainment Weekly list of the top 100 movies from the last 25 years:

- Bold the movie if you’ve seen it.
- Put asterisks next to the movies you’ve seen and liked.
- If you saw a film and hated it, cross it out. (I don't know how to cross out so I just wrote mine in parentheses)

Here goes:

1. Pulp Fiction 1994
2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy 2001-03
3. Titanic 1997****
4. Blue Velvet 1986
5. Toy Story 1995***
6.Saving Private Ryan**
7. Hannah and Her Sisters 1986
8. The Silence of the Lambs 1991***
9. Die Hard 1988***
10. Moulin Rouge 2001
11. This Is Spinal Tap 1984
12. The Matrix 1999*
13. GoodFellas 1990
14. Crumb 1995
15. Edward Scissorhands 1990
16. Boogie Nights 1997
17. Jerry Maguire 1996**
18. Do the Right Thing 1989
19. Casino Royale 2006
20. The Lion King 1994**
21. Schindler’s List 1993***

22.Rushmore 1998
23. Memento 2001
24. A Room With a View 1986
25. Shrek 2001***
26. Hoop Dreams 1994
27. Aliens 1986*
28. Wings of Desire 1988
29. The Bourne Supremacy 2004
30. When Harry Met Sally****
31. Brokeback Mountain 2005
32. Fight Club 1999
33. The Breakfast Club 1985****
34. Fargo 1996
35. The Incredibles 2004****
36. Spiderman 2 2004
37. Pretty Woman 1990****
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004
39. The Sixth Sense 1999
40. Speed 1994***
41. Dazed and Confused 1993
42. Clueless 1995****
43. Gladiator 2000*

44. The Player 1992
45. Rain Man 1988*
46. Children of Men 2006
47. Men in Black 1997
48. Scarface 1983
49. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000
50. The Piano 1993
51. There Will Be Blood 2007
52. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad 1988
53. The Truman Show 1998
54. Fatal Attraction 1987
55. Risky Business 1983
56. The Lives of Others 2006
57. There’s Something About Mary 1998 (hated it)
58. Ghostbusters 1984

59. L.A. Confidential 1997
60. Scream 1996
61. Beverly Hills Cop 1984****
62. Sex, Lies and Videotape 1989
63. Big 1988
64. No Country For Old Men 2007
65. Dirty Dancing 1987****
66. Natural Born Killers 1994
67. Donnie Brasco 1997
68. Witness 1985*
69. All About My Mother 1999
70. Broadcast News 1987
71. Unforgiven 1992
72. Thelma & Louise 1991***
73. Office Space 1999
74. Drugstore Cowboy 1989
75. Out of Africa 1985
76. The Departed 2006
77. Sid and Nancy 1986
78. Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991
79. Waiting for Guffman 1996
80. Michael Clayton 2007
81. Moonstruck 1987
82. Lost in Translation 2003
83. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn 1987
84. Sideways 2004
85. The 40 Year-Old Virgin 2005
86. Y Tu Mamá También 2002
87. Swingers 1996
88. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997
89. Breaking the Waves 1996
90. Napoleon Dynamite (didn't like it)
91. Back to the Future 1985****

92. Menace II Society 1993
93. Ed Wood 1994
94. Full Metal Jacket 1987
95. In the Mood for Love 2001
96. Far From Heaven 2002
97. Glory 1989
98. The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999
99. The Blair Witch Project
100. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut 1999

I've only seen 31, although there are several others that I think I've seen parts of. I snagged this from Patrick.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Kansas City Tax Day Tea Party!

Nationwide Tea Parties are going to be taking place on April 15th. What is the purpose of the Tea Parties and how did they start? Below is a description of the movement from the Tax Day Website:
The Tax Day Tea Party is a national collaborative grassroots effort organized by Smart Girl Politics, Top Conservatives on Twitter, the DontGo Movement and many other online groups/coalitions.

The Tea Party protests, in their current form, began in early 2009 when Rick Santelli, the On Air Editor for CNBC, set out on a rant to expose the bankrupt liberal agenda of the White House Administration and Congress. Specifically, the flawed “Stimulus Bill” and pork filled budget.

To read the rest, go here.

Right here in Kansas City there will be protests on both the Missouri and Kansas sides. The Missouri one's official media sponsor is News Radio and Chris Stigall will be the main speaker. The list of other speakers includes yours truly. Here are all the details:
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: In front of Union Station and Liberty Memorial
Street: 30 W Pershing Rd
City/Town: Kansas City, MO

Our official media sponsor, News Radio 710, and Chris Stigall will be live at the Tea Party!

Other speakers include:

Mike Ferguson, Libertarian Party;
Blogger Dee Vantuyl;
Columnist Hearne Christopher;
Americans for Prosperity;
Rob Williard, Club for Growth;
Associated Builders and Contractors;
Michelle Davis, member of American Family Association;
Staff from Congressman Sam Graves' office;
Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd;
Laurel Morton, TeenPact

Tea Party Links:
KC Tax Day Tea Party Blog (Missouri)
Tax Day Tea Party Missouri
Tax Day Tea Party Kansas
Kansas City Tea Party Blog (Kansas)

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Angie Harmon Makes Me Proud to be a Conservative Woman and an American!

While the comments of Mandy Moore and Debra Messing were those of typical Hollywood Starlets, Angie Harmon took a different stand. Mandy Moore said Obama made her proud to be an American, well, Harmon makes me proud to be a Conservative Woman. Here is what Harmon told Tarts at Thursday’s Los Angeles launch of the new eyelash-growing formula, Latisse:
"Here's my problem with this, I'm just going to come out and say it. If I have anything to say against Obama it's not because I'm a racist, it's because I don't like what he's doing as President and anybody should be able to feel that way, but what I find now is that if you say anything against him you're called a racist."

"But it has nothing to do with it, I don’t care what color he is. I’m just not crazy about what he's doing and I heard all about this, and he’s gonna do that and change and change, so okay … I'm still dressing for a recession over here buddy and we've got unemployment at an all-time high and that was his number one thing and that's the thing I really don't appreciate. If I'm going to disagree with my President, that doesn't make me a racist. If I was to disagree with W, that doesn't make me racist. It has nothing to do with it, it is ridiculous."

Speaking of dislikes, the starlet has also had enough of the double-standards in the media.

"I do think McCain would have done a better job, only because I think he has more experience. I also think if W or John McCain or Reagan would have gone and done a talk show, the backlash would have been so huge and in his face, and ‘What is our president doing? How unclassy!’ But Obama does it and no one says anything," Harmon said.

I loved what she had to say about Sarah Palin--
And in spite of the scornful opinions most of her Tinseltown counterparts have shared on Gov. Sarah Palin, Harmon remains a true fan.

"I admire any kind of woman like her. My whole motto is to know what I stand for and know what I don't stand for and have the courage to live my life accordingly and she does exactly that. The fact that this woman has made the decisions she's made and literally lived her life according to that and takes heat for it is absolutely disgusting to me," she added. "People cannot look at this woman. I really think they're afraid of her and her morals, ethics and values and the fact that she hangs on them. Is she the most experienced person in the world? But she was running to be the Vice President, so we then put the most inexperienced person as the President. That didn't make any sense to me."