Friday, February 25, 2011

Governor Walker Answers Questions!

I thought Governor Walker did a great job here answering questions and explaining his position.  He really doesn't leave his critics with much to stand on, IMHO!

Also, an excellent column by the one and only Charles Krauthammer, Rubicon: A river in Wisconsin!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wisconsin Governor Walker and Teachers' Union!

The Wisconsin incident has special meaning to me because I grew up in Wisconsin.  And I "get" whats going on because my husband used to work for a union.  Here was my response to someone on facebook recently over the situation:
I know how Unions work. My husband belonged to one and when the company he worked for started to have financial problems it tried to cut the employees' benefits by a small portion so everyone could keep their jobs. Instead, the Union went on strike demanding to keep all of their pay and benefits they "earned". The result was the Union won, but 2 years later the company went bankrupt and everyone lost their jobs.

Union employees usually have far superior benefits than the average worker. Asking them to pay for part of their pension and part of the premiums for their health care isn't the end of the world. The other option is a tax raise on EVERY worker in Wisconsin. Your Governor thought your taxes were already too high.
I also agree with Dennis Miller's sentiments in the video above.

Related Links:
Ann Coulter: Look for the Union Fable
Fleebagger Fail...67% of Americans Reject Wisconsin Dems Fleeing State
Wisconsin Assembly Reaches Deal--Debate on Budget Bill Will End Today
Unions for public employees have been a 50-year policy mistake

Monday, February 21, 2011

Winter Jam 2011 in Kansas City!

I went to Winter Jam last night at the Sprint Center. It was a great time. Many people didn't make it before the doors closed, because it was only a $10 donation to attend.

I was looking forward to hearing Franchesca Battistelli and Kutless. Yet, I think I enjoyed the David Crowder Band and the Newsboys the best. The David Crowder band enables you to worship God in a powerful way. The Newsboys put on a great concert and I really enjoyed hearing from Michael Tait.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

The Donald Rumsfeld Interviews about His Memoirs--Known and Unknown!

If you're not being criticized, you may not be doing much.

The Path you didn't take is always smoother.

Well, you know, I've listened to him (Vice President Joe Biden) for so many years. There's not much he hasn't said from time to time.--Donald Rumsfeld
I will be updating and adding to this post as Rumsfeld does more interviews. He is going to be on Hannity's show tonight, so I will definitely be adding that. I have always had a special place in my heart for Rummy, and I am so glad to see him come out with his memoirs.

The Rumsfeld Papers

Rush's Interview

Rumsfeld Foundation

Diane Sawyer's interview with Donald Rumsfeld

Conservative Profile #6--Why I Love Donald Rumsfeld

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Remembering Ronald Reagan's 100th Birthday!

Don't You Miss the Authentic and Heartfelt Humor of Ronald Reagan? YES!!
Ronald Reagan holds a special place in so many Americans' hearts. He is also beloved internationally as well. Just recently, I talked to someone who lived in Germany when the Berlin wall came down, and I asked what the German people thought of Reagan. They, of course, had a favorable view of him.

Also, the more time goes by, the kinder history is treating his presidency and legacy. Contrast that to say, Jimmy Carter, where, the more time goes by, the more damage we see he has done.

Mike has been having a Reagan Centennial Celebration celebrating Reagan's 100th birthday. It reminds me of how Mike and I first connected in the blog realm. He was writing about Reagan and linking to everyone else who wanted to as well. That is when I wrote my 3 part series on what Ronald Reagan meant to me.

I was young when Reagan was president and unfortunately I didn't pay much attention at the time. I came to love Reagan much later. Yet, I was amazed at how distraught I was when I learned of his death.

Speechwriter Peter Robinson's book, How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life speaks for a lot of people. He inspired and changed generations of Conservatives and gave them hope.

Dick Cheney and Sarah Palin both spoke at the Reagan Ranch Center in honor of Reagan's birthday! I could not think of two more fitting people to honor Reagan.  Mike recalls the awesome partnership that Thatcher and Reagan had together.

Related Links:
Americans Recall Reagan Legacy on his 100th Birthday
Why I Love Ronald Reagan--Part 1
Why I Love Ronald Reagan--Part 2
Why I Love Ronald Reagan--Part 3