Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fall Out Over the WikiLeaks!

--Obama says there is a zero tolerance policy for the wikileaks, yet, they keep happening.

--As Bill O'Reilly says in the above clip, there isn't anyone in the world who is afraid of Obama, which may be a big part of the problem.

--Hillary says once they are caught, they will be prosecuted, but the "being caught" is proving to be the biggest problem.

--Sarah Palin blames Obama for the wikileaks, and suggests that if she were President they wouldn't be happening.

--Peter Schweizer says its time for drastic and decisive action!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Walk on Water!

Walk on Water!
sung by Britt Nicole

So what are you waiting for?
What do you have to lose?
Your insecurities try to hold to you

You know you're made for more
So don't be afraid to move
Your faith is all
It takes and you can
Walk on the water too

For the rest of the lyrics, go here!

This is my theme song for my life right now! I love it!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Trashing of Bristol Palin!

Joy Behar doesn't seem to possess a decent bone in her body. I have never seen someone spew as much venom as she does towards anyone that doesn't agree with her. I can't believe how her and her entire panel sit there and personally trash Bristol. Sandra Bernard goes so far as to call Bristol Palin a hooker and no one else in the panel even flinches.

Can you imagine if someone was talking this way about Chelsea Clinton or Obama's daughters? If a panel talked this way about anyone on Fox News, you would never hear the end of it.

Oh yeah, and the only Republican Behar says she likes is Mike Huckabee, enough said!!!

Related Links:

Leftists Go Texas-Cheerleader-Mom on Bristol Palin in ‘DWTS’
How The Old Media Constantly Undermines Sarah Palin

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation;

for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
--President George Washington, Thanksgiving 1789

No human counsel hath devised, nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people; I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to our beneficent Father, who dwelleth in the heavens.

And I recommend to them that, while offering up the ascriptions justly due to him that, for such singular deliverances and blessings; they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.
--President Abraham Lincoln, Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1863

Much of the credit for the adoption of Thanksgiving as an annual national holiday may be attributed to Mrs. Sarah Josepha Hale, the editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book, a popular lady’s books containing poetry, art work, and articles by America’s leading authors. For nearly three decades, she promoted the idea of a national Thanksgiving Day, contacting president after president until Abraham Lincoln responded in 1863 by setting aside the last Thursday of that November.

The Thanksgiving proclamation issued by Lincoln was remarkable not only for its strong religious content but also for its timing, for it was delivered in the midst of the darkest days of the Civil War, with the Union having lost battle after battle throughout the first three years of that conflict. Yet, despite those dark circumstances, Lincoln nevertheless called Americans to prayer with an air of positive optimism and genuine thankfulness, noting that:
The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the Source from which they come, others have been added which are of so extraordinary a nature that they can not fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God. . . . No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, Who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

That remarkable Thanksgiving Proclamation came at a pivotal point in Lincoln’s spiritual life. Three months earlier, the Battle of Gettysburg had occurred, resulting in the loss of some 60,000 American lives. It had been while Lincoln was walking among the thousands of graves there at Gettysburg that he first committed his life to Christ. As he later explained to a clergyman:
When I left Springfield [Illinois, to assume the Presidency], I asked the people to pray for me. I was not a Christian. When I buried my son, the severest trial of my life, I was not a Christian. But when I went to Gettysburg and saw the graves of thousands of our soldiers, I then and there consecrated myself to Christ.

The dramatic spiritual impact resulting from that experience was not only visible in Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Day proclamation (and also his 1864 call for a day of prayer and fasting) but especially in his 1865 Second Inaugural Address.

Over the seventy-five years following Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, presidents faithfully followed Lincoln’s precedent, annually declaring a national Thanksgiving Day (but the date of the celebrations varied widely from proclamation to proclamation). In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt began celebrating Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of each November, and in 1941, Congress permanently established that day as the national Thanksgiving holiday.
--Dave Barton, Celebrating Thanksgiving in America

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Conversation with President George W. Bush in Kansas City!!

The best word to describe last night's event is that it was AMAZING!! Rainy Day Books sponsored an interview with President George W. Bush at Unity Temple on the Plaza about his memoirs, Decision Points. Tickets for the event sold out last Monday, and the extra autographed copies sold out last Tuesday. Unity Temple was filled to capacity with over 1200 people. My friends and I arrived at 4:00 and were in the doors by 5:00. So, I missed the lame protesters, according to news media outlets, there were 18 of them.

As I was listening to Bush talk, and taking notes, I was struck by how he was even more real, down to earth, likable, charming and funny in person. He also exuded confidence, but was not arrogant, and the way he described his faith was inspiring! It was a very memorable experience. It is hard to imagine why anyone would hate him.

Below is a summary of my notes and observations of the event:
He was interviewed by Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books. He started off with some self-deprecating humor, by saying that most people didn't think he could read a book, let alone write one. He also said that Laura and Jenna had been invited by Rainy Day Books first, and now he finally got invited.

Jennings asked him what question would he liked to have been asked, that had not been asked so far. He joked that it would be, "Why did you trade Sammy Sosa?" He then went on to say, "Why did you spend tax money to help the people of Africa?" His answer was:
1) The enemy can only recruit when it has hopeless people
2) It is in the moral interests of a nation. He quoted the old adage, of whom much is given, much is required.

He talked about how important it is to have genuine friends. Harry Truman said, "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog." According to Bush, a friend in Washington is one that you had, before, you came to Washington.

He gave a passionate monologue on how life is full of risks. He took a big risk to run for president. He risked either being called "a pathetic candidate" or if he got elected, "a pathetic president." Yet, he didn't want to be sitting in a corner as an old man drooling, saying he could've been a great president, but he never ran. He got huge applause after this, as he did after many of his lines.

He described himself as a "half-glass full guy" and someone who has a passion for history. As someone who would describe myself exactly the same way, it was music to my ears. He said it was fascinating to be making history and reading it, at the same time.

He talked about a time that he bragged about how Laura was the greatest first lady ever, and then realized he was mentioning this in front of his mother. That would be a unique problem no one has had to deal with, since John Quincy Adams. He also mentioned Laura being the first, first lady to give the Radio Address, where she spoke to the women of Afghanistan. I would have to imagine that meant something to quite a few women in Afghanistan, who had virtually no rights before the war.

He mentioned that he was upset with Jenna and her husband, because there are no grandchildren yet. She says she is young, but Bush says he isn't. There was another nice round of applause after this too.

He defended his pick of Dick Cheney as Vice-President. He said he wanted someone who was capable of becoming president and who had Washington and Foreign policy experience. He also didn't want someone who wanted to be his successor. I remember when I first heard that Cheney was his pick for VP, I was like who is Dick Cheney? Yet, I couldn't have been happier with Cheney as VP. I'm with Bush in that I think he was the perfect choice.

One thing Bush didn't understand was the endless, childish name calling, and he refused to engage in it. Many of us wished he would've defended himself more against those attacks, but he didn't want to lower the office of the presidency. He reminded us of the names that Lincoln was called. I remember being struck by that when I visited the Lincoln Museum. He was called a tyrant, a hick and a stupid baboon and yet, today he is regarded by most as our greatest president.

When asked about his faith, I was struck by how genuine and humble Bush was as he responded. He said prayer is key and success in your Christian walk is accepting your place with the risen Lord by surrendering, which is a continual process. The White House was joyous because of his relationship with the Lord. One of his favorite verses is Matthew 7:5-"...first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye." He said its a good verse for all politicians.

Yet, he was quick to reiterate that what makes the United States great is the fact that we have freedom of religion. The contrast is that we face an enemy that kills you, if you don't believe in the right religion.

As I mentioned, it was so much more amazing to see him in person than on TV. I came away with even more admiration for him.

The media was only allowed to stay for a short amount of time. Below are links to their short coverage:
--Fox 4
--KC Star

Monday, November 22, 2010

Republican 12 of 2012!

Brett Baier has been doing this great series entitled, 12 of 2012 where he takes a look at 12 Republicans who might run for the Republican nomination for President in 2012. The past 2 weeks he has covered one a day on his show, Special Report and concluded last Friday with the final one and some extras.

I knew and was familiar with most of the names on the list. The 3 that surprised me were Haley Barbour, Mitch Daniels and Mike Pence. I didn't know that any of those were high profile enough to be considered and didn't know much about Daniels or Barbour. I was really impressed with Barbour and was equally unimpressed with Daniels.

I decided to rank the 12 by putting the ones I love at the top and the ones I'm not crazy about at the bottom. As anyone knows that has read my blog, I'm pretty passionate about people one way or another. I either love you, strongly dislike you or am apathetic about you. I will leave comments on why I have ranked them in the place they are at.

If you want to weigh in, you can vote in Fox News' poll.

The 12:
1) Sarah Palin~~I am just as excited about her as I was the day she was announced as John McCain's VP. Her book made me love her more and everything she touches succeeds. I wasn't sure what resigning as Governor would do to her, but she resigned for the right reasons and has done an amazing job on everything since then.

My only concern about her is that the Drive By Media has been somewhat successful in demonizing her with Independents. That said, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush were able to overcome the Media demonization, and as both Palin supporters and detractors have learned, don't ever underestimate her!!

2) NJ Governor Chris Christie~~Let me count the ways I love this man. The first time I saw him speak, I just went wow!!! He is real, he tells it likes it is and he has the right principles, a genuine Republican Rock Star. As Larry Sabato says in the above video, Republicans love him because he has style and substance--EXACTLY!!! Thats what we always look for, and thats what Reagan had.

The only problem is that Christie has been emphatic about not running, I guess we'll have to wait and see.

3) SD Senator John Thune~~This Senator had me when he booted Tom Daschle out of the Senate. Again, as far as I'm concerned, he has both style and substance as well.

4) Congressman Mike Pence~~I'm not sure how much of a chance Pence has but there are very few conservatives that don't love Mike Pence.

5) MS Governor Haley Barbour~~I didn't realize how impressive Barbour was until seeing this series. I wasn't aware of all his experience, and he did do an amazing job in his state during Katrina. I think he would be great. It remains to be seen though if he can overcome the stigma of having been a lobbyist, and his wonderful southern accent ;-).

--After this my enthusiasm goes way down :(

6) SC Senator Jim DeMint~~DeMint is a great conservative with great principles and he looks awesome on paper, he just doesn't translate much excitement. I hate to say it, but if he can't muster enthusiasm with a political junkie, he isn't going to capture the attention of the swing voters.

7) LA Governor Bobby Jindal~~I think it depends on who you talk to on how Jindal has done as Governor of Louisiana. He definitely did a better job with the recent oil crisis than the Federal Government. Yet, once again, he is boring. I had high hopes for him until I saw him give the Republican response to Obama's State of the Union and it was all over for me.

8) Newt Gingrich~~I have a love/hate relationship with Newt. One minute he is saying something for me to cheer about, and the next minute he is ticking me off. He is very smart and likable and is a great conservative about 80% of the time, but he caves to liberals over the strangest things.

He has definitely been able to remake his image after the liberals destroyed it, but he still has too much baggage. He is great at what he does now, run a conservative think tank, write books and be an analyst.

9) Mitt Romney~~I would've much rather had Romney over McCain in 2008 but that shows you how bad our pickings were. I really don't want to see him run again. Social conservatives are still nervous about where he really stands on abortion and marriage and for good reason. He's just not conservative enough.

10) IN Governor Mitch Daniels~~He is just too boring! I didn't know much about him before this series and afterwards I was unimpressed. He may have done great things for Indiana but he wants to put economic issues ahead of social issues and he has no personality.

11) Governor Tim Pawlenty~~Boring and too liberal!!

12) Mike Huckabee~~Anyone that knows me knows that there is no other Republican that I despise more than Huckabee, except maybe Ron Paul. My infamous quote is that "if he is our nominee for 2012 I'm going to slit my wrists". So, I'm guessing there are some liberals out there hoping for Huckabee to be the Republican nominee :).

I wrote extensively about my issues with Huckabee back in 2008. He whined in the 2012 segment with Brett that he had the right message but might not have the money. If people liked you and your message, you wouldn't have a problem raising money, get a clue!!

Brett mentioned a couple of dark horses at the end, none of whom I think have a prayer or who should have a prayer:
--Rudy Guiliani
--John Bolton
--Donald Trump
--Governor Rick Perry
--Rick Santorum
--Governor Gary Johnson
--Governor Bob McDonnell
--Governor George Pataki
--Ron Paul

The only one who wasn't listed whom I think should be listed and who I think has a real shot in the future is Congressman Paul Ryan (WI). He is a Republican Rock Star with both substance and style.

~~I'll be attending the Bush event tonight, so stay tuned for a reporting on it tomorrow.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

What Love Really Means!

What Love Really Means!
sung by JJ Heller

Who will love me for me
Not for what I have done or what I will become
Who will love me for me
‘Cause nobody has shown me what love
What love really means

For the rest of the lyrics, go here!

I used to post a Worship and/or Inspirational Christian song every Sunday. I haven't done it in quite awhile, but I'm going to start again.

Kansas City is now blessed with 2 great Christian radio stations that play wonderful Contemporary music. It took forever, but now we have two, K-Love and Air1. Expect to see a lot of Jeremy Camp and Britt Nicole, because those are my 2 favorite artists right now.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Argentine Woman Slaps Man Over Budget Battle!

I was dying laughing when I saw this for the first time. We think things get heated here in the U.S. political realm. The budget battle in Argentina got so heated that this woman got physical.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sarah Palin's Alaska!

When I first heard that Sarah Palin was going to do a reality show, I didn't know what to think. Yet, as I saw the trailers for it, I could tell that it was going to be good.

I set up the DVR and watched it along with 5 million other viewers, setting a record for the launch of a show on TLC. It was great to see what its like to experience life in Alaska and also, to see a little of how Palin juggles all the things in her life. I am looking forward to the rest of the 8 part series!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dick Cheney Praises Bush and Takes a Shot at Obama at Groundbreaking Ceremony!

Let me count the ways that I love Dick Cheney :-)! (I almost didn't recognize him in the above video, he's lost so much weight.) Yesterday, he introduced Bush at the groundbreaking ceremony in Dallas for the George W. Bush Presidential Center! He took that opportunity to say the following:
..."history is beginning to come around" to a more positive view of former President George W. Bush.

Cheney said that Mr. Bush, whose approval rating upon leaving office was just 22 percent, always understood that "judgments are a little more measured" with the passage of time. He added that Americans "can tell a decent, goodhearted stand up guy when they see him."

Cheney lauded Mr. Bush as a president who refused "to put on airs," stating that he was thrilled to find that the most powerful person he knew was "among the least pretentious." He said Mr. Bush was someone who could "walk with kings, yet keep the common touch," added that "there were no affectations about him at all - he treats everyone as an equal."

He spoke admiringly of Mr. Bush's actions in the wake of the Sept. 11th attacks, telling the former president that "because you were determined to throw back the enemy, we did not suffer another 9/11 or something even worse."

Cheney, who (unlike Mr. Bush) has been a vocal critic of President Obama, also took a shot at the current administration. Speaking of his expectation that construction would move quickly on the presidential center following the groundbreaking, Cheney quipped that "this may be the only shovel ready project in America."
The reference was to the Obama-supported stimulus package that Republicans have criticized as ineffective.
Others blogging:
~~Cheney Takes Swipe At Obama During Groundbreaking Ceremony: “This May Be the Only Shovel Ready Project in America” (Video)
~~Video: Dick Cheney at Bush Library Groundbreaking Takes Good Natured Swipe at Obama

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

George W. Bush Coming to KC on November 22nd!

While at the Condi Event, they announced that Bush was coming on November 22nd:
What: Former President George W. Bush will be in conversation with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President of Rainy Day Books, and discuss his new Book and his life. The program will last approximately one Hour.

When: Monday, November 22, 2010, 7:00 PM

Where: A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112
It was a good thing I bought my tickets right away, because it sold out yesterday. I purposely waited to buy a copy of his book hoping that he would come to KC, and the event includes an autographed copy of his book! Stay tuned for a post on the event!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Lunch with Condoleezza Rice!

"Today's headlines and history's judgment are rarely the same."~~Condi Rice

I mentioned last week that I was going to the KMBZ Business Forum to hear Condi Rice speak. It was pouring down rain, and my friend and I narrowly avoided an 8 car pile up, but we arrived in time. I had to laugh when I saw 2 loony protesters standing in the rain, across the street, with their signs. So, I made their day by taking their picture.

The place was packed as you can see by my pictures. The interview was amazing and I was struck by the similarity between Rice and Antonin Scalia. Rice and Scalia are both such experts in their fields and extremely intelligent that you are surprised at how witty they are too. Rice told several, great stories that had everyone either laughing or clapping.

She began by saying that it was nice for her to start off her day by not having to read terrorist reports with her morning coffee anymore. Below are some of the questions she was asked and summaries of her answers. Neither the questions nor the answers are direct quotes.

How has race been an issue?
~~She said it hadn't been an issue as Secretary of State because no one wanted to make her mad :-). Yet, she did share a story from her school years of a counselor not expecting much of her. She quoted her former boss, Bush's phrase, "the soft bigotry of low expectations".

What was her response to the Bush/Kanye West incident?
~~She said that Bush cared deeply about minority children and that the incident was hurtful. She said that we have to be very careful how we talk about race because the conversation ends once you call someone a racist.

How do you stay so optimistic?
~~She mentioned that she is a minister's daughter and that her faith plays a big part in her optimism. She also makes sure she exercises and tries to take some time to rest.

How has religion played a role in your life?
~~She talked about how you can't really separate religion from her life, its just a part of who she is. Prayer is a huge part of it, her prayers and then she was often overwhelmed at how many people would tell her that they were praying for her.

Why have you decided not to criticize the current administration?
~~She said she figured they have enough people chirping at them and besides if she wants to give them advice she can call them instead of telling the NY Times (that got a lot of applause).

She talked about 9/11, Iran and Iraq and about encouraging young people to pursue what they are passionate about and love to do.

We also got autographed copies of her book, Extraordinary People, Ordinary People as part of the ticket price. It was a great time!

Friday, November 12, 2010

George W. Bush talks to Oprah and O'Reilly!

To see the rest of the interview with Oprah, go here!

I love that Bush chose to use his book as a time to defend all the decisions he made. I'm also glad that while he seems to take most criticism in stride, he admits that being called a racist was beyond the pale. So many people seem so willing to play the "race card" and I find it disgusting.

As Bush says, this shows how awful the political discourse has gotten that if you don't agree with someone you think its okay to say some of the most hurtful and evil things.

Politik Ditto has the video of Kanye West apologizing to Bush over his hurtful comments about him regarding race. As GG says, it might be more impressive had it come much earlier.

Bush often didn't defend himself while President (when many of us wish he would've) and he hasn't criticized the current President (when many of us wish he would). Yet, he is a better man for it, and the chasm between him and Obama is deep. Since, Obama hasn't stopped blaming Bush for all the country's ills.

To see the rest of the interview with O'Reilly, go here!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

"Fair Game" is the latest Liberal, Hollywood Propaganda Piece!

When I saw the trailer for Fair Game at the movie theater, I was outraged. The trailer alone had blatant lies in it. As someone who paid close attention to the FACTS surrounding the "Valerie Plame/Joe Wilson" incident, I knew it wasn't true.

Yet, the truth never stops the liberals in Hollywood. Especially, Sean Penn, who seems to star in every propaganda film that comes out.

My main concern is that people who don't know the facts, will watch this and think this is really how things went down.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

George W. Bush talks to Rush, Hannity and Lauer about his book, "Decision Points"!

For more of the Hannity interview, go here!
Democracy is a beautiful thing!~~George W. Bush's response to last Tuesday's election results
I love this man!!! What an awesome response in the above quote. I am thoroughly enjoying all of the interviews Bush is doing for his book, Decision Points. It reminds me how much I miss having a real man in the White House.

I am hoping he comes to KC on his book tour. I am looking forward to getting my copy of Decision Points soon.

For more of the Lauer interview, go here!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

A Review of "Attack on Darfur"!

Darfur is an issue that I continue to care about. I watched the movie, Attack on Darfur over the weekend. It was a difficult, but important movie to see.

As I watched the Janjaweed rape and murder the innocent villagers, I could hardly comprehend how there could be such evil people in the world. People need to have their eyes opened to the genocide that is going on over there.

While, I wouldn't recommend this movie for children, I think its important that people watch it, so more can be done for the people of Darfur! Yet, I would caution that many of the scenes are obviously pretty disturbing

To learn more about what is going on in Darfur and how you can help, go here!

Genocide in Darfur
President Bush Fed Up With UN's Lack of Action on Darfur
Against Darfur Genocide

Other Links:
Save Darfur Coalition

Monday, November 08, 2010

Missouri Community Creates a Human Shield at Soldier's Funeral from Westboro Cult!

Finally, someone comes up with a way to stop the vile Phelp's cult from disrupting a soldier's funeral. A Missouri community created a human shield of patriotic protection against the Westboro cult.

Members of the community showed up early, they took all of the parking spots and all of the protesting area. They also, brought a huge flag to block all of the Westboro signs.

It worked and the hatemongers left. I think we've just seen the model on how to take out the Cult from protesting at any more funerals.

God Bless the residents of Weston, Missouri!!!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Condi Rice Comes to Kansas City!

KMBZ Business Forum 2010 Featuring Condoleezza Rice
November 12th 2010 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Marriott Muehlebach Tower

If you still want tickets, go here!
A friend and I are going, and I'm looking forward to it. Stay tuned for a complete report on the event!!

Saturday, November 06, 2010

The Right, All Along: The Rise, Fall & Future of Conservatism

Fox News is doing a six part special on the Conservative Movement. Brit Hume is the host and it looks great. I have them set up on my DVR.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Friday Smorgasbord!!

~~Keith Olbermann is sent packing, temporarily or permanently?? Rush brought up that he can't be the 1st MSNBC employee to give to Democrat campaigns. Yet, MSNBC may be looking for a way to dump him for his dismal ratings. Olbermann is one of the most vile men on TV. The hateful and cruel things he has said on the air never cease to amaze me. I can guarantee you very few people will miss his presence, if his suspension is made permanent.

~~GOP House and Senate Leaders Vow Votes on Health Care Repeal, Tax Cuts and Lower Spending! Mike did an excellent post on the fact that this is the "biggest GOP nationwide non-presidential victory in over 70 years!" He is encouraged as I am by the language coming from the leadership of the Republicans. He has Boehner's interview with Bret Baier where Boehner says, "I am not going to compromise on my principles nor am I going to compromise the will of the American people."

~~Sarah Palin and Newly Elected Friends Take a Victory Lap

~~Obama in Denial! I am constantly amazed at how arrogant this president is, he seems to have no concept of reality. I still remember how defiant he was in his State of the Union Address after Scott Brown won in Massachusetts.

I would argue that had he been a little more humble and a little less bent on his hard core liberal agenda, the Republican victory might not have been so big on Tuesday. I predicted in my comments to Dave Helling of the KC Star that we would clean house in November, and that we did.

Obama can keep being arrogant and he can keep pushing his far left agenda. But if he does, not only does the country suffer, but he will find it extremely hard to get re-elected come 2012.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

2010 Election Victories!

"I think we’re going to do a great deal better than anyone gives us credit for. I do not see this grand debacle."
~~Joe Bite-Me
back in July commenting on the November election
Obama Agenda is Dead, He Tried a 2-Year Experiment in Hyper-Liberalism and the Country Has said No!~~Charles Krauthammer
Democrats Can Get on the Train, but it's Headed in a Different Direction!~~Sarah Palin
Oh, what a difference 4 years can make!! 2006 was a gloomy night for Republicans, but last night was a very exciting one!

I worked all day yesterday as Poll Challenger for the Roy Blunt Campaign. One guy walked in all depressed, saying that his party was going to lose and he wasn't sure why he was wasting his time voting. I would bet money that guy was voting Democrat. The polling place also had double the turnout they normally have. A lot of voters turned out to have their say yesterday.

The races that had me cheering out loud last night:
~~Roy Blunt won Kit Bond's old U.S. Senate seat against Robin Carnahan! I obviously was excited about this race because I worked on his campaign, and he is a great guy.

~~Vicky Hartzler beats Ike Skelton for the 4th District Missouri House seat. I also made calls for Hartzler. I had one woman emphatically tell me there was no way Hartzler could beat Skelton. I would love to talk with her now.

~~Pat Toomey should've had this U.S. Senate seat 6 years ago in 2004. He was thrown under the bus for Arlen Specter. Yet, finally last night he won the Pennsylvania seat! It was a long time coming, but its here, and I'm a happy camper.

~~Ron Johnson boots Feingold out of the U.S. Senate seat in Wisconsin. I grew up in Wisconsin and I never thought I'd see the day that Feingold was sent packing. A mini-miracle and a great thing for those who live in Wisconsin.

~~Republican Mark Kirk wins Obama's old U.S. Senate seat in Illinois! Ouch, that has to hurt.

~~John Kasich wins the Ohio Governor's race. I've been a big fan of Kasich for quite awhile, so I was very happy to see him win this race.

~~Marcio Rubio wins the Florida Senate Race. I was extremely pleased to see this after the back room dealings between Crist and Meek.

~~Jerry Brown beat Meg Whitman in California, and I would've really liked to see Harry Reid get kicked to the curb.

William Norris wins the Clay County Auditor's race despite all of his ethical issues.
Other Celebrations:
~~Nancy Pelosi got fired, welcome Speaker John Boehner!!

~~My blog got an incredible amount of traffic this past week. The day before the election there were 3,800 hits and another 3,400 on election day.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

November 2nd Sample Ballot for Clay County, Missouri!

Dee's Sample Ballot
For U.S. Senator~~Roy Blunt(R)

For State Auditor~~Tom Schweich(R)

For U.S. Representative~~Sam Graves(R)

For State Representative~~Matthew Thompson(R)

For County Clerk~~Sheri Chapman(R)

For County Auditor~~Sheila Ernzen(D)

For County Collector~~Lydia McEvoy(R)


Missouri Supreme Court Judge~~Zel Fischer~~YES

Judge Victor C. Howard~~NO

Judge James Edward Welsh~~YES

Judge Alok Ahuja~~NO (UPDATED)

Judge Mark D. Pfeiffer~~NO

Judge Karen Mitchell~~NO

Judge Shane T. Alexander~~YES

Judge K.Elizabeth Davis~~NO

Judge David P. Chamberlain~~YES

Judge Don Norris~~NO
(For more info go here and even more detailed info, go here)


Constitutional Amendment No.1~~Vote Yes

Constitutional Amendment No.2~~Vote Yes

Constitutional Amendment No.3~~Vote Yes

Proposition A~~Vote Yes

Proposition B~~Vote NO
(For more info, go here)

Previous Election Posts:
--Five Missouri Ballot Questions for the November 2, 2010 Election!
--Clay County Republican Central Committee Says No to William Norris!
--Missouri Judges on November 2nd Clay County Ballot!

Related Links:
--ClayCoMoPolitics November 2nd Recommendations
--Missouri Family Network on Judges

Monday, November 01, 2010

2010 Election Thoughts...

~~My Favorite Quote of the 2010 Election Season--
I never asked for President Obama's endorsement. He can take his endorsement and really shove it as far as I'm concerned.--Frank Caprio (Democrat Candidate for Governor of RI)

~~President Obama on Jon Stewart saying he was to credit for the U.S. avoiding the second Great Depression. Seriously??? Come on!!! As one commentator said, the bad thing was that Stewart's audience wasn't laughing with Obama, they were laughing at him.

~~George Clooney finally gives me a reason to cheer for him!! I loved Clooney on ER and he is nice to look at in movies.

Yet, every time he opens his mouth about politics I groan. So it was awesome to see him speak the truth about how Republicans do care about his cause, "Darfur". I am one of those Republicans. He was declared a Patriot for defending Republicans to Bill Maher on Maher's show, by O'Reilly viewers, and in this instance, I would have to agree.

~~Charlie Crist appears to have no core principles! I never liked him when he buddied up to McCain in the primaries. I like him even less as he kisses up to Democrats just to stay in power.

~~I'm not a Michael Steele Fan! Bret Baier interviewed the heads of both the DNC and the RNC last week on his show. I could barely stand to listen to Steele act like he is the reason Republicans are going to gain seats. I hate to break it to you buddy, but we would be picking up MORE seats if we had replaced you months ago--ugh....