Sunday, April 25, 2010

April 26th Edition of Conservatism With Heart!

LIVE TODAY at 9:00-10:00 am CST!!
Some of the articles and topics I will be discussing:
--Pop Culture Update
--Hannity Event
--Myths About Capitalism
--Springer Case
--Too many others to list, make sure to tune in...
--And more...

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Friday, April 23, 2010

A Review of "I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced"

Its the year of women for me, as I'm reading and doing research on inspirational women. Even at just 10 years old, Nujood is just that. I found this book so compelling that I couldn't put it down, and had finished it in just 2 days.

I first saw the book in a review that was republished from the Washington Post in the KC Star entitled, Brave Girl Sparks Change in Mideast. I had read shocking articles in the past, about girls as young as 8 being forced into marriage in the Middle East. So, when I saw the book, I knew I'd want to read it.

The reason Nujood's story is being told internationally, is because she is the first one who has successfully found a way out of her personal hell. Her father forced her to marry a a 30 year old man, who had promised not to have relations with her until she reached puberty. He broke that promise and forced himself upon her the very first night. Her screams for help went unanswered, even though her mother and sister-in-law were in the room right next door.

Nujood sought a way out, the first chance she got. When her parents refused to help her, she kept talking to others until finally someone told her to go to the courthouse.

The book talks about what life is like for a poor family in Yemen. It details their struggles and Nujood's determination not to be stuck in the misery that was forced upon her. She was able to get her divorce and was named a Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year in 2008. She is now determined to become a lawyer, who can help other young girls in the future.

Nujood's story brings hope for Yemen and the Middle East, although only a spark. As Condoleeza Rice said, "Societies that treat women badly, are dangerous societies."

My prayers are for a major transformation of how women are treated in these countries. I pray that we will see many more stories like Nujood's.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Life Smorgasbord!!

I apologize for being sporadic about my blogging lately. I'm trying to balance things in my life and some balls are getting dropped ;-)!! So, I figured I'd blog about some of the things going on in my life.

1) I graduated to Green Belt this past weekend. The above picture is of me doing the Long 4 Kata.

2) John Ashcroft is going to be the main speaker at the Clay County Republican Lincoln Days on May 15th! Chris Stigall will be the Master of Ceremonies and there are a bunch of other great speakers. To see the list and to buy tickets, go here!

3) Sarah Palin's speech in New Orleans at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference!~~I caught some of this on C-span and it was wonderful! I can't wait to see her on May 1st!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Taking Our Country Back w/ Sean Hannity and Karl Rove in KC!

Saturday was an awesome day!! The "Taking our Country Back Tour" made a stop in Kansas City with Laura Ingraham, John Rich, Karl Rove and Sean Hannity.

Before the show, I got autographs and pics taken with Sean Hannity and Karl Rove. They are both amazing, genuine and gracious men in person. I enjoyed all the talks, even Laura Ingraham's. She lost some of my support in recent years when she relentlessly went after Bush over the immigration issue towards the end of his presidency. Yet, she encouraged everyone on Saturday to support good, conservative Republicans instead of wandering down the 3rd party road like some seem destined to do.

Karl Rove gave an incredible talk and just amazes me with his grasp on the issues. He is so disarming that its hard to see why anyone would hate him. I then remind myself that the left will attempt to destroy anyone they perceive as a threat, and Rove is definitely that.

He also gave some specific ways to make sure Republicans win in November.

John Rich won my support when he denounced Phelp's horrible clan (that was picketing outside) by saying there was a special place in hell for them. I still cannot fathom the evil that it takes to protest at a funeral of a soldier who has died for his country.

Sean Hannity brought the house down as usual, the crowd roared when he came out. He is definitely a Republican Rock Star for so many reasons! For one thing, he is the real deal! He started off by pointing out how bad things were and then moving onto the good news and what we could do to take our country back! I left there feeling optimistic about our country's future, and ready to get to work!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Sean Hannity in KC on April 10th!!

Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, John Rich, Karl Rove and Chris Stigall are going to be at the Sprint Center this Saturday for the "Taking our Country Back Tour"!

A friend and I are going, and I'm looking forward to it. I got both Hannity's book, Conservative Victory, and Rove's, Courage and Consequence at Sam's last night. Stay tuned for a post after the event!!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Monday, April 05, 2010

April 5th Edition of Conservatism With Heart!

LIVE TODAY at 9:00-10:00 am CST!!

Some of the articles and topics I will be discussing:
--Pop Culture Update
--Clash of the Titans
--Charles Spurgeon
--Doctor tells Obama supporters: Go elsewhere for health care
--Obama's 17-minute, 2,500-word response to woman's claim of being 'over-taxed'
--Limbaugh responds to Obama: 'Never in my life have I seen a regime like this'
--Obamacare was mainly aimed at redistributing wealth
--Stall, Baby, Stall
--Sarah Palin to host first Fox News TV show
--Too many others to list, make sure to tune in...
--And more...

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Friday, April 02, 2010

Good Friday Smorgasbord!

1) Bill O'Reilly Shows Blatant Liberal Media Hypocrisy On Protestor Anger

~~Kristalnacht Redux Continues as Brick Shatters Mich. GOP HQ Window
I'm not surprised about the double standard here, but it is getting ridiculous. Democrats whine about getting death threats (which Republicans get on a daily basis), while Republicans are actually having physical threats to their lives, like bricks thrown through their office windows. And guess which one the media talks about???

2) Obama's "No Drill Baby" Offshore Announcement

3) Sarah Palin to host first Fox News TV show

4) Busted… Lib Rep. Phil Hare Admits: “I Don’t Care About the Constitution” (Video)
Wow!!! Jackpot!! Better start looking for a job is right!

5) Reason #500 why Ron Paul is a Nut Job!!~~Hoft says Paul's charges against Abraham Lincoln are "inaccurate, crazy and offensive" and I would have to agree 100%!!

6) Wow! Obama's attitude towards Israel is getting more and more troubling!