Monday, April 18, 2011

Andrew Breitbart and Sarah Palin in Wisconsin!

Via Gateway Pundit:

Via Gateway Pundit:

I love anyone who has a fire in his belly, and Breitbart definitely had that in spades. Its about time someone stands up to these thugs! Someone mentioned that perhaps Breitbart would make a great press secretary for Palin. I couldn't agree more!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Bringing Ashley Home!

I watched a movie on Lifetime last night entitled, Bringing Ashley Home! It was based on the true life story of Libba Phillips. Libba searched for her sister Ashley who was a bi-polar drug addict. Since, Ashley was an addict, Libba ran into many obstacles, first and foremost, the police refusing to file her as a missing person.

Just like John Walsh and others, Libba used her experience as a platform to help others. She started the organization, Outpost for Hope. Outpost provides resources for those who are looking for the "missing, missing", those that are missing but go unreported.

I am always inspired by those that take a tragic situation, and turn it into something good. Libba Phillips is one of those people!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Paul Ryan vs. Obama!

Bill Kristol had high praise for Paul Ryan on Monday's edition of Special Report with Bret Baier. He noted that Ryan and Obama's roles have been switched since Obama gave his State of the Union address and Ryan gave the Republican response.

Why? Kristol put Ryan first because Ryan has "laid the groundwork for the battle". Kristol also pointed out that Ryan has laid out "a plausible, serious and substantive budget for the future". Ryan has been able to put Obama on the defensive, and now Obama is having to go back to the drawing board to come up with another plan. As columnist E. Thomas McClanahan asks, Are the Democrats as serious as Paul Ryan on cutting the budget?

Kristol also mentions a Ryan/Rubio 2012 ticket. Apparently, he mentioned it awhile ago as a stab in the dark and got a lot of good feedback. I would say he** yes, have you seen what else is out there? The thought of picking from the leftovers from 2008 (Huckabee, Romney and Pawlenty), makes me nauseous.

Additional Links:
The Radical Gradualism of Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan on the GOP's Budget Blan!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

150th Anniversary of the Civil War!

Today is the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War! It is an amazing part of U.S. history. I have become a Civil War buff over this past year, as I did a Unit Study on it with my son for school. I especially was fascinated by the large number of women actively involved in the war, many disguising themselves as men so they could engage in the fighting.

Recently, I started watching additional movies and documentaries and started reading yet another book, The Blue and The Gray by Thomas B. Allen.

I found this older movie with the same title, The Blue and The Gray. It was filmed in 1982 and I'm sure many wouldn't like the quality, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was done in the same time period as Little House on the Prairie and Roots and had some of the same actors star in it. I was also amazed at how accurate a lot of it was, despite the fact that it wasn't a documentary.

After watching Ken Burns' wonderful Civil War documentary, I ended up purchasing it and plan on watching it again.

~Women in the Civil War
~Studying the Civil War

Friday, April 08, 2011

5k Run For Orphans!

My son and I, and a friend of mine and her sons are all running a 5k this Saturday, April 9th! It is for an awesome cause, orphans in the Dominican Republic.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Paul Ryan on the GOP's Budget Blan!


Paul Ryan (R-WI), who is the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, has laid out a great plan for making significant cuts in government spending. He calls the GOP plan, "the path to prosperity". Obama and the Democrats don't want to make the cuts, and it appears they want to play politics and force a government shutdown.

Mike's America did an excellent, comprehensive post on all of this. Some excerpts below on the Democrats' usual scare tactics:
Democrats Cry Wolf Once Too Often

Ryan's plan basically rolls back spending to 2008 levels. Were people starving in the streets in 2008 when Democrats ran the House of Representatives? You might think so if you listened to Democrats this week talk about Ryan's plan with the same shopworn scaremongering that has become a cliche in Washington since the Reagan era.

Democrats didn't even wait for Ryan to unveil his plan before they trotted out their recycled rhetoric about hurting kids and seniors and tax cuts for the rich. Those lines were written long ago. They were not true during the Reagan years when the budget reached $1.1 trillion and they are not true now with a budget of $3.6 trillion.

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi topped the crazy cake by insisting that GOP cuts would mean "six million seniors are deprived of meals." Were those seniors starving when Pelosi's Democrat controlled congress approved 2008 spending?
Take time to go read the plan for yourself!!

--I'm a fan of Congressman Paul Ryan!!
--Congressman Paul Ryan's Response to President Obama's speech
--I love Paul Ryan!!
--I Heart Paul McRyan!!