Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The American's Creed and more...

My youngest son and I have been working on memorizing The American's Creed for awhile now. Once he had it down, I couldn't resist putting it up on Youtube. As I have mentioned previously on my blog, my son still does speech therapy, so I hope you can understand most of what he is saying.

I also have recently come across a couple of homeschooling items that I think are fun and really good educational tools at the same time.

Schoolhouse Rock~~Any kid that grew up in the 70's and early 80's remembers School House Rock! What I didn't realize, was how much valuable educational material was in each and every song.

I decided to use some of the songs in my home school and when I went to reserve the DVD from the library, I found out there was a guide. The guide has all the lyrics and background information on each song. I was amazed as I looked at the lyrics how much educational info was packed into each song.

I also discovered some fascinating tidbits. "Medical schools had requested the Telegraph Line song to show first-year students a simple visual explanation of the nervous system". How cool is that? Also, here is a neat story connected with The Preamble song:
This was the winner for most-hummed-during-history-tests. In New Canaan, Connecticut, an American history high school teacher was startled to hear musical murmuring during the exam. Her students were singing "The Preamble," and they all passed.

H is for Honor! (A Military Family Alphabet)~~I stumbled onto this book by accident, but it is wonderful and I highly recommend it. The author, Devin Scillian is an army brat and he has great insight on the military. Even I learned a lot while reading it.

We the People! (The story of our constitution)~~This is Lynne Cheney's latest history book for children. I LOVE all of her children's history books, and have bought most of them. If you haven't read any of them to your kids, they are a must read! Here are her other titles:
~~When Washington Crossed the Delaware
~~America: A Patriotic Primer
~~A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women
~~Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America

Everything You Need to Know About World History Homework~~This series is AWESOME!! It boils everything down to bullet points on what you need to know about whatever subject its covering. I have one of these checked out from the library, but I plan on buying the whole series. Here are the other titles in the series, Everything you need to know about:
~~American History Homework
~~English Homework
~~Geography Homework
~~Science Homework
~~Math Homework

Monday, December 21, 2009

A Blogger Wedding!

Several years ago, as many of us ventured out into the blogging realm, a group of us became friends! We aren't and weren't all friends with the exact same people, but many of the circles overlapped and it was a bonding experience to interact with others who were as passionate about politics as we were.

Lone Pony was one of my early friends, she and I had a lot in common and we both lived in the same area of Missouri. We were kindred spirits in many ways, and after blogging for about a year, we met! At that meeting, she talked about how she was going to get to meet one of our other blogging friends, ABFreedom in Canada. Awhile later, several of us noticed "signs" that made us suspect that they were dating ;-). Fast forward to today, and we have a blogger wedding!!!

I was honored that they asked me to be a witness! They plan on having a larger ceremony later, but they are officially hitched!! Congratulations to Lone Pony and Abfreedom!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My Favorite Target Christmas Commercial 2009!

This is my favorite Christmas commercial this year, for my favorite store, Target!! I love the little girl laughing so hard she has to laugh into the pillows, that would've been me growing up ;-)!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Special History Editon of Conservatism With Heart!

 LIVE TODAY at 9:00-10:00 am CST!! To listen, go here!!
Interview with Actor/Historian Jim Cooke
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Thursday, December 03, 2009

The Week in Review!

1) Obama's Afghanistan Speech--I don't even know where to start on this debacle. Obama was trying to appease both sides by cutting the baby in half and ended up pleasing no one. Its an illogical strategy, which even CBS's Bob Schieffer admitted:
"How do you on the one hand say: ‘We need to send these troops over there; it’s critical; this is in our national-security interest to do this.’ But then say: ‘But we’re only going to keep them there for 18 months; we’re going to start to withdraw them after 18 months’? I just don’t understand the logic of how that works. It seems to me that what the president did tonight was try to make a speech that had a little something for everybody … I don’t understand, Katie, how you can set a deadline on what you’re going to do. This is not a football game, where the time runs out. To win this war, you have to defeat the enemy."

Also, Obama continues to show himself as a man of absolutely no class, by taking every opportunity to bash Bush and his administration. Bush never did the same to Clinton, who gave him more than enough material to work with. Politics aside, one would have to say that Bush has always had class, and Obama has had none.

Rumsfeld didn't take this latest false charge lying down, he came out swinging:
"The president's assertion does a disservice to the truth and, in particular, to the thousands of men and women in uniform who have fought, served and sacrificed in Afghanistan."

Dick Cheney weighed in also, yeah, this is why I love these men!!

I also must mention that when I heard Obama declare that we were no longer an "innocent" country, my blood pressure shot up. Not only does he take every opportunity to bash Bush but he takes every opportunity to bash his own country as well. Its beyond despicable!!

2) I love Dennis Miller!

3) Liberals are in denial about Climate Gate!

4) Obama promised 3.7 million jobs with his stimulus plan, instead we've lost 3.6 million jobs!

5) Chris Matthews keeps defining the New Low--Lets call the finest of our very own, the men and women at West Point, the enemy camp. Matthews must be competing with Keith Olbermann for biggest jerk of the year.

6) The Supreme Court Gets one Right!

7) How many violent criminals did Mike Huckabee set loose on society to kill again? We know he pardoned a rapist who immediately went on to rape and kill again. Now, a man he gave clemency to has gunned down 4 police officers. This is all part of a pattern of Huckabee being a conservative on a few social issues, but being a liberal on many others. He obviously wasn't tough on crime while Governor of Arkansas.

He also refuses to accept responsibility, saying it was a failure of the Arkansas judicial system. You've got to be kidding me. This is just another reminder of why Huckabee is a disaster for the GOP!