Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Eclipse Premiere!

We attended the Midnight premiere of the 3rd movie in the Twilight Saga, Eclipse. Several of my friends came and I brought my daughters and 5 of their friends.

It was even crazier than New Moon because kids weren't having to get up for school the next day. AMC also decided that they would change how they opened up the theaters and it wasn't a great plan. Yet, the movie was good and of course, worth it. We will be back when Breaking Dawn comes out ;-)!!


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Supreme Court Upholds the 2nd Amendment!

Video Hat Tip: Politik Ditto
Strict gun-control policies have failed to deliver on their essential promise: that denying law-abiding citizens access to the means of self-defense will somehow make them safer. This should come as no surprise, since gun control has always been about control, not guns.~~David Rittgers
The Supreme Court's ruling yesterday on the McDonald vs. City of Chicago case, was a win for the Constitution.

Steve from America's Watchtower had this to say:
We finally have a court ruling on the second amendment that affirms that the “right of the people to keep and bear arms” actually does mean that the people have the right to keep and bear arms. This is contrary to the argument which has been used by the left for years that the second amendment only applies to the military.
Sarah Palin said that it was a victory for the 2nd amendment!

Monday, June 28, 2010

My Favorite People this Week!

~~I love Paul Ryan!! The above Republican Address is just another example of what a powerhouse he is for the Republican party. He also shows that the Republican party has been giving alternatives and isn't just the party of no!

~~Jeb Bush Comes out Swinging!! He has finally had enough of Obama continuing to blame his brother for every problem under the sun. Its music to my ears!

~~The Smart A** Custard Shop Manager & Joe Bite Me!! You have to just absolutely love this story. Joe Bite Me asks how much for the yogurt and the manager tells him, “Lower our taxes and we’ll call it even.” The manager was just giving him a hard time, but Joe didn't think it was funny and called him a smart a**!

~~How can you not love Liz Cheney?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Factors in the 2010 Elections!

The KC Star's, Dave Helling pointed out the 4 main factors in the November Elections in yesterday's column, Midterms Forecast: Stormy.

The 4 factors are: Women, Obama, Incumbents and the Tea Party. When it comes to Obama and Incumbents it is basically anti-Obama and anti-incumbent. Although, Helling mentions one Missouri candidate that would be willing to campaign with Obama, that would be Robin Carnahan.

As for the anti-incumbent factor, Specter and Bob Bennett have already been casualties. I, personally, would argue that its more about anti-liberal than anti-incumbent. Yet, its definitely a huge issue for incumbents, especially if they are Democrats.

The Tea Party is a wild card with some successes and some failures. Jeff Roe summed it up well:
Yet Roe insisted the tea party has energized the most important part of the Republican base.

“Any time conservatives are fired up, it just absolutely helps Republicans,” he said.
Women are proving to be more of a factor than anyone knew; and for those Sarah Palin haters and doubters, Palin Power is proving to be quite potent. Here is an excerpt from Helling's article:
In California, former business executive Carly Fiorina easily won the Republican nomination Tuesday to face Sen. Barbara Boxer, the incumbent Democrat. It’s the first time both parties in the nation’s biggest state have nominated women for a Senate seat (both California senators — Democrats — are women.) Also in California, Meg Whitman won the GOP gubernatorial nomination to face former Gov. Jerry Brown.

“In an election season in which voters are desperately searching for change, this may yet turn out to be another ‘Year of the Woman,’ ” Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter wrote Wednesday.

That could be good news for Democrat Robin Carnahan, who has pulled close to Rep. Roy Blunt in some polls in the Senate race in Missouri, and House candidates such as Stephene Moore, Patricia Lightner and Lynn Jenkins in Kansas and Vicky Hartzler in Missouri.

Strategists also are closely monitoring the Sarah Palin effect in the Republican Party. The former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate endorsed winner Nikki Haley in the South Carolina GOP governor’s race, and Haley is the favorite in a June 22 runoff for the nomination.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

The Year of the Republican Woman!

Many of the primaries yesterday were dominated by Republican women. Records will be broken if a lot of these women win. For more on this story, go here!

The WSJ details more here!

And more at Gateway Pundit!

Awesome, Sarah Palin backed several of yesterday's female winners!!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Helen Thomas, spokesperson for Hezbollah, is forced to retire!

"Well, thank you for the Hezbollah view..."~~Tony Snow, speaking to Helen Thomas
My favorite Tony Snow quote of all time spoken to Helen Thomas. So, I find it only fitting that she finally exits her disastrous career with yet, another anti-semitic rant.

Gateway Pundit says it well:
She hated Bush. She hated Reagan. She hated Jews. She was the toast of the Washington media elite and Hamas.
Now she’s gone.

Ari Fleischer also weighed in, "Could you imagine if somebody said all blacks should go home to Africa?"

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Inspirational Woman #1--Liz Bohannon!

My focus this year is on heroic women. I'm trying to focus my research and reading on women that I find inspirational. I decided that whenever I find a woman worth highlighting, I will do a post on them and I'm turning it into a series.

Thus, my first post is on a woman right here in Kansas City who traveled to Uganda. I found her story fascinating for several reasons. For one, my youngest son and I were memorizing the countries of Africa during school this year. We also had read and prayed for various countries in Africa, including Uganda, using Samaritan's Purse's Prayer Point.

Liz Bohannon not only traveled to Uganda and wanted to make a difference for the women living there, she actually has made it happen. She went to Uganda in 2008 and she wanted the women there to get an education. The main obstacle for them was of course money, so Bohannon came up with a way to overcome that obstacle.

The plan was simple, but took a lot of work and ingenuity on Bohannon's part. She came up with a way for Ugandan women to make sandals for her to sell here in the U.S. The result:
Now 24, Bohannon is running an international shoe business and changing the lives of young women in Africa.

The sandal business hasn’t put any money in Bohannon’s pocket yet, but it is growing. Last year Sseko sold 1,000 sandals online. This milestone was crossed in the first four months of this year.

In the U.S., women have taken to throwing Sseko house parties, displaying and taking orders on the sandals.

About a dozen area boutiques have committed to stocking the sandals, and several have placed big orders. Bohannon hired an American woman living in Uganda to manage the east African operation and the shipping.

Back in Uganda, 12 women, ages 18 to 22, get a monthly salary that in some cases is more than the combined annual income earned by their entire family.

I found the story amazing and inspirational, but not shocking. Women love shoes!! If more of us took the time to not only care about a situation, but to make a difference, the world would be a different place. Liz Bohannon has set a great example for us all!!

To read the rest of her story and to find out how to get a pair of the sandals yourself, go here!