Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Unpopular Deficit-Trimming Measures

I'm wondering why it was Dems that devised this and not the Republicans...?

"A Democratic-led policy group is proposing changes in Social Security that party members have resisted for years in an effort to pave the way for recommendations this week by President Barack Obama's deficit- cutting commission.

Washington-based Third Way said its plan would raise the retirement age, trim or eliminate Social Security benefits for high-income retirees, limit cost-of-living increases and provide money to help young workers create private retirement accounts.

The proposal, to be released after the presidential panel is due to issue its report on Dec. 1, is timed to help create a buffer for congressional Democrats to support politically unpopular deficit-trimming measures, said Third Way spokesman Sean Gibbons. (SOURCE)

People always seem to forget about that pesky little "I" on the end of Social Security. It's for INSURANCE. It was never meant to be a guarantee for all. This is one case in which class differentiation is needed. If you're rich, you don't need the insurance of Social Security.

Retirement age was also an arbitrary thing created to boot older workers from the system to create new jobs...

Right?

Everyone is all about sacrifices that others need to make. We will all have to make them if we want this country to weather this storm. Hopefully we will make them more gracefully than Greece and England...

Monday, November 29, 2010

Putting Libertarianism To the Test...

To leak or not to leak?

"With some 2.7 million communications from the US State Department about to be published online, Mr Obama is bracing himself for revelations that would not only be embarrassing but could also seriously damage his foreign policy.
Thousands of these documents are believed to be diplomatic cables from Washington to the US Embassy in London, including brutal assessments of Gordon Brown's personality and cold-eyed judgements of David Cameron's capabilities.
The ramifications for Mr Obama could be enormous. With his popularity flagging at home, one of his remaining political strengths has been his high standing abroad - assiduously cultivated in a series of speeches in which he apologised for past US actions and promised a kinder, gentler America..." (SOURCE)


Putting aside the fact that Barack Obama would have probably lobbied for the leaking of Bush Administration information...

...and realizing that no matter who makes up the current administration, some things are classified for a reason. Diplomatic ties could be broken. Secrets could jeopardize future information gathering and possibly lives.

Do you shut down Julian Assange and Wikileaks?

Colossal Scumbag

Tracey Attaway stabbed a Marine Corporal, decked out in full dress blues and volunteering for the Toys For Tots drive, in the back on Black Friday. Cpl. Phillip Duggan was attempting to help Best Buy employees catch and subdue Tracey as he absconded from the store with shoplifted merchandise in tow.

The knife wound was in the center of the 24 year old Corporal's back near his spine. Luckily he was released from the hospital and said to be "doing fine." Unlucky for him, under the American legal system the perpetrator will probably sue the Marine for aggravated assault or something like that...and win.

(SOURCE)

For more information on how to donate or collect for Toys For Tots Foundation...CLICK HERE.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Four New Americans


As many of you know, I am a HUGE Philadelphia Flyers fan...but I realize this is where many of us part ways :) (And this year especially, as we are so superior to every other team, I understand there will be some bad blood...)

But, this story was pretty cool...Flyers fan or not:

Four former Broad Street Bullies (Bill Clement, Orest Kindrachuk, Bob "The Hound" Kelly and Dave "The Hammer" Schultz) are now officially U.S. citizens. All four were on the 1974 team with Bernie Parent and Bobby Clarke that defeated the Boston Bruins and became the first team from the 1967 Expansion to win the Stanley Cup...

"During the first intermission of the Flyers' battle with the Rangers at the Wells Fargo Center [on November 4], Bill Clement [became] the fourth Broad Street Bully this year to officially become a United States citizen.

Clement's teammates, Orest Kindrachuk, Bob Kelly and Dave Schultz, also were naturalized this year. Kelly and Kindrachuk were sworn in on Sept. 17 and Schultz took the Oath of Allegiance on Oct. 3. All three [were present to witness Clement compete the last step in his citizen process].

"I have always felt like a citizen, but I thought it was only right to actually become one," Clement said yesterday. "I think it is something that I have always toyed with but never actually had the time to do it. I can't speak for anyone else, but I know that I felt a lot of pride for America, especially after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11.

"I realized then that I never had any serious intentions to move back to Canada."(SOURCE)




All*star team voting is underway

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankful


...for so many things this year.

Thanksgiving dinner is not at my house tonight.

The Man. He single-handedly gutted and rebuilt our kitchen and it could be on HGTV.

My two year old. He has rejuvenated my entire family and is a constant source of joy during each day.

I have a new sister-in-law.

I have a new nephew or niece en-route.

My older two boys are both excelling academically, musically and athletically.

My parents are healthy.

My siblings all seem happy.

Thankful I've remained nicotine-free for 2 1/2 years.

and, Coffee...my last vice. Wait, is coffee a vice?

Okay, Sweet potato casserole...my last vice.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Inconsistencies : America, Bush, Obama, Islam and the Left

It used to drive me nuts when some many on the Left would give Bush the duel attributes of maniacal and stupid. They wanted so badly for him to be portrayed as dumb, yet they credited him with tons of plots that would take a truly evil genius (like, perhaps...George Soros). They never really seemed to grasp that the two just didn't jive.

The same thing is happening again, but with America in the place of the former President. The Muslim world claims that America is both bigoted and stupid. We are accused to profiling Muslims and undermining Islam, YET that is a hard claim to make against a country that is constantly being duped by extremists. Recently an al Qaeda leader lamented about how "stupid" America is and how easy we are to fool (referring to the Taliban infiltrator we were negotiating with). Yet, in the next breath they are using our treatment of Muslims as a recruiting tool?

Why aren't the Muslims they are recruiting smart enough to say, "Hey, if we can fool Americans so easily, doesn't that mean they are working with Muslims? Could we fool them if they were truly suspect of all of us?"

And why aren't all the people that claimed it was Bush's warmongering ways and the fact that he was 'mean to Muslims' admitting they were wrong now that we've had two years of Obama and no drop in hate from the Middle East? Why did the deadliest year in Iraq happen under Barack Hussein Obama's watch?

And why aren't all the people that spent years griping about the Bush administration and the evils of the Patriot Act kicking themselves that they voted for the man that wrote it. And why aren't they furiously penning conspiracy theories about why JOE BIDEN would have written the Patriot act in 1995...Six years before planes flew into the Twin Towers...?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Savage Manifesto in 2012?


Love or hate Michael Savage, his "Manifesto for Saving America" seems to be right on:

1) Close the borders*
2) De-fund and repeal Obamacare
3) Institute a flat tax
4) Privatize the regulation of Wall Street
5) End Affirmative Action**
6) Liquidate tarp
7) Impose tariffs on China
8) Strike down anchor babies law
9) Use profiling to prevent terror attacks
10) Run the country like a business and not and Empire

*I don't know if he means close the borders for good or seal them. I am NOT for permanent sealing, but for strict and structured immigration and assimilation.
**I am against QUOTAS but am for Equal Opportunity and will even go as far as to say if a white guy and a black guy are equally qualified...give it to the black guy.

Both Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee have said they feel they can beat Obama in 2012 and we already know Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have visions of 2012... From the aforementioned list, I think only Palin would be ballsy enough (ah, the irony) to have an agenda like this...

(And there goes the MSM trying to manipulate elections again... NO Mitt Romney!!!!!)

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

25 Top Ann Coulter Quotes...



What are they? Well, RIGHT WING NEWS has them listed.

BUT, my favorite is still not there. I think the Internet was wiped clean of my favorite quote. And it was one she took a lot of heat for. It was about liberals hating Christians and loving Muslims when the only difference between them was terrorism...so liberals must love people that want to kill Americans. Something to that effect.

My favorite of the 25 listed over at RWN?

"Here the country had finally given liberals a war against fundamentalism and they don't want to fight it. They would have, except it would put them on the same side as the United States."

Friday, November 19, 2010

This is a United States Senator.

I don't want to beat a dead horse here, but a UNITED STATES SENATOR claiming the Land of the FREE would be better off if the government closed down two NEWS outlets?! Why isn't EVERY news outlet across the country screaming from the rooftops about this?

“There’s a little bug inside of me which wants to get the F.C.C. to say to Fox and to MSNBC, ‘Out. Off. End. Goodbye.’ It would be a big favor to political discourse; to our ability to do our work here in Congress; and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and, more importantly, in their future.” -Senator Jay Rockefeller, (D) WV

I guess liberal groups can't really say anything here because they've all shared the same wish. It's fear that seeks to limit information. I have no desire to close down CNN or Media Matters et al. I could care less. They need to ask themselves...why do they care so much? But that aside, I think we need to have a serious discussion as a country about a United States Congressman that sounds to have more ideas aligned with a KGB operative than a Founding Father...

Evil Facebook?


Many stories have been done over the past few days about the New Jersey pastor that called on his married congregants to either ditch their Facebook accounts or make them into family accounts:
"A New Jersey pastor is continuing to take on Facebook.

Rev. Cedric Miller says this Sunday he'll ask that all married members of his Neptune, Monmouth County, congregation give up the social networking site.

He has already told married church leaders to delete Facebook or quit.

Miller claims a large percentage of his marital counseling over the past year has included infidelity that stemmed straight from Facebook. He says it is breaking up marriages and tearing families apart.

Miller said the infidelity started innocently with online reunions and then went to inappropriate chatter and finally cheating... (SOURCE)

I have to agree with this guy. I can't tell you how many friends I have seen fall (or are currently falling) at the hands of social media... Hmmm, I feel a book in the making! Seriously though, it's not just Facebook. Most Facebook people are so obsessed because it's their first foray into the computer as a social medium. Early chat room users, bloggers, etc had been there, done that and already knew the tangible dangers of too much virtual interaction.

I think a joint account is the way too go for married couples. A few of my friends have had that from the start and I think it's smart... Like my Dad always said, Don't help a good boy go bad.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Worst


"Target, [a female shepherd mix that has appeared on Oprah], was one of three dogs credited with helping to save U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. Soldiers in [Sgt. Terry] Young's unit befriended the strays, Target, Sasha and Rufus, who more than repaid the favor on Feb. 11 when an intruder tried to get into the soldiers' barracks.

The dogs began barking and snapping, alerting the soldiers. Unable to get inside the barracks, the intruder -- who had 25 pounds of explosives strapped to his body -- blew himself outside. Five soldiers were wounded, but Young and his comrades said the dogs saved many lives.


Sasha was badly injured and had to be put down, but the soldiers were able to bring Rufus and Target to the United States. Target moved in with Young and his family in Arizona. Rufus went to live with Sgt. Christopher Duke in Georgia."

That's the good part of the story...then, once safe and sound out of a war zone and safely in America:

"Target was picked up as a stray after she slipped out of his yard in the San Tan Valley area southeast of Phoenix over the weekend. [She] was taken to the Pinal County Animal Care and Control Shelter in Case Grande. The agency said a shelter worker mistakenly took Target out of her pen this morning instead of another dog and euthanized her, even though the dog was not scheduled to be put down." (SOURCE)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

George Soros VS. Glenn Beck History


This is a VERY, VERY interesting article...made even more so by all the heat Glenn Beck is taking for focusing recent shows on the Billionaire socialist Soros...

"A number of American Jewish leaders condemned Mr. Beck for [remarks made about George Soros' behavior in Nazi-occupied Budapest in 1944] , yet a 1998 interview with Soros conducted by Steve Kroft on ‘60 Minutes’ shows that Beck did not misstate the facts:

KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.

Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes. [Ed. note: Right here, George Soros acknowledges the accuracy of Beck’s statement]

KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.

Mr. SOROS: Yes. That’s right. Yes.

KROFT: I mean, that’s–that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?

Mr. SOROS: Not–not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don’t–you don’t see the connection. But it was–it created no–no problem at all.

KROFT: No feeling of guilt?

Mr. SOROS: No.

KROFT: For example that, ‘I’m Jewish and here I am, watching these people go. I could just as easily be there. I should be there.’ None of that?

Mr. SOROS: Well, of course I c–I could be on the other side or I could be the one from whom the thing is being taken away. But there was no sense that I shouldn’t be there, because that was–well, actually, in a funny way, it’s just like in markets–that if I weren’t there–of course, I wasn’t doing it, but somebody else would–would–would be taking it away anyhow” (‘Interview with Steve Kroft,’ ‘60 Minutes,’ December 20, 1998). (Read the entire article)


No guilt? Really?

Only in Vermont...

"...Allegedly set off by Bristol Palin’s appearance on “Dancing with the Stars,” a rural Black Earth man kept police at bay outside his home for 15 hours Monday and Tuesday before he surrendered to police.

Steven N. Cowan, 66, railed at the television as the daughter of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin appeared on the ABC program, his wife told police Monday after she fled from the town of Vermont house, according to a criminal complaint filed in Dane County Circuit Court.

According to the complaint, Cowan and his wife were watching “Dancing with the Stars” when Cowan jumped up and swore as Bristol Palin appeared, saying something about “the (expletive) politics.” Cowan was upset that a political figure’s daughter was on the show when he didn’t think she was a good dancer, the complaint states..." (SOURCE)

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Fears About the Tea Party


Though I have attended a few Tea Parties here in the City of Brotherly Love, there has been a nagging concern I've had regarding their political future and more specifically my sustained involvement with them: social issues.

The Tea Parties have focused mainly on shrinking government and taxes and I'm all for that, but my agenda goes deeper. My morals demand more. My ideology doesn't stop at the almighty dollar.

The Tea Parties demand an attitude of no-compromise. Vote out the fiscal RINOs. Vote out the establishment. BUT, the term "Republican in Name Only" began to describe GOP candidates and Congressmen that were lax on social issues...not necessarily fiscal ones.

So the message has always felt a bit hypocritical to me. Don't compromise at all fiscally, but totally compromise on social issues? Don't vote for a bad bill to keep your seat, but don't talk about your views on abortion in order to get the seat?

And, this coming from someone that is probably a little more socially liberal than many of my Conservative comrades...

So, it seems that my concern wasn't for naught. This letter was sent to GOP leaders yesterday:

"On behalf of limited-government conservatives everywhere, we write to urge you and your colleagues in Washington to put forward a legislative agenda in the next Congress that reflects the principles of the Tea Party movement," they write to presumptive House Speaker John Boehner and Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell in an advance copy provided to POLITICO. "This election was not a mandate for the Republican Party, nor was it a mandate to act on any social issue." As of Sunday evening, the letter had 17 signatories. They include tea party organizers, conservative activists and media personalities from across the country, including radio host Tammy Bruce, bloggers Bruce Carroll, Dan Blatt and Doug Welch, and various local coordinators for the Tea Party Patriots and other tea party groups. "When they were out in the Boston Harbor, they weren't arguing about who was gay or who was having an abortion," said Ralph King, a letter signatory who is a Tea Party Patriots national leadership council member, as well as an Ohio co-coordinator." (SOURCE)


Sorry guys, split the vote or not...I will never vote for a pro-choice candidate regardless of how tight his purse strings are. My conscience requires much more than that...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Guest Post: Rebel Yid

Beyond Liberal and Conservative

"On an interview on the C-Span TV show, Booknotes, Jonah Goldberg, author of Liberal Fascism (highly recommended), spoke of two kinds of conservatives. The first is anti-liberal; they believe that there is a place for central government control, but that they are better suited or prepared to exercise that control than the ‘liberals’.

The second kind of conservative is anti-statist; believing that central control or planning should be kept to minimum or decentralized as much as possible to the local level. The difference between this kind of conservative and a libertarian may be the decentralization of power as opposed to the greater absence of power. But Goldberg noted that a much greater devolution of power to the local level would probably satisfy 90% of libertarians’ concerns about excessive government power.

The last two elections may look like a fickle electorate, but the central common theme was a rejection of central statist control and a demand for less government intrusion. While one could argue that it was foolish to believe that the current administration had any record of reducing statism, when they quickly displayed the largest growth of statist control since FDR it was quickly and strongly rejected.

In the interview Goldberg was asked to clarify a definition of a conservative. An American conservative is one who wishes to conserve the tradition of the American Revolution. This is distinct from a European conservative who wishes to preserve the old order of the statist powers; the very powers that the American revolted against. The American Revolution and our constitution was specifically designed to avoid the kind of statist control that marked the European political structure.

So while the American conservative is trying to ‘conserve’ the American established order, they would be considered ‘liberal’ to the old European order. The values of an American conservative are more in line with a classical liberal tradition of less statism and more individual rights. The classical liberal tradition would also value reason and openness with a pragmatic approach to dealing with human nature.

The current American liberals reject the American ideal and favors the European ideal of greater statist control as a solution to social problems. The Tea Party movement in its very name seeks a return to the unique American experience that rejected European statism. They have rejected the false conservatism of a merely different statist approach, and they reject the liberal notion of a return to European Statist ideals.

The reason I generally avoid the terms liberal and conservative is that they have become pejorative terms that create such reactionary presumptions that listening and communication ceases. It seems that when an idea is presented outside of those labels that the first reaction of a partisan is to apply the right label and then respond, as either a ‘liberal’ or a ‘conservative’ would respond.

We need to get beyond that."

(You can read Rebel Yid Daily at Beyond Left and Right)

Guest from the Left: J. Marquis

The Heart of the Matter



So here we go again...another election over and a new political landscape for all of us to navigate through.

Here's a question...all other considerations aside, do you think if we're at roughly 5 percent unemployment in early November 2012...will Obama get re-elected?

Or is it just not that simple anymore?

After the election, an economic turnaround? - U.S. Economy - Salon.com

(You can read J.Marquis daily at Major Conflict)

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Where was the CIC on Veteran's Day?



Yesterday, I had the incredible honor and privilege to meet some of our brave women warriors that were walking in the NYC Veteran's Day parade. The size of the parade (they are estimating 20,000 walked) and the scope of the attendance (5th Avenue was PACKED from 22nd Street to 52nd Street!) was breathtaking. It was humbling to be surrounded by Medal of Honor recipients, Wounded Warriors, and so many veterans from every conflict and era...Mayor Bloomberg walked by me and Charlie Rangle caught a ride on one of the Korean War floats...Buzz Aldren was there too...

BUT, The President and Commander in Chief missed it all. He didn't just miss NYC's giant parade, but missed ALL veteran's recognitions in this country. This was after he found time to travel all around the country to drum up votes for a bunch of lost causes...

"...So that is why your president is halfway around the world instead of being here in the United States to celebrate the sacrifices American soldiers, sailors and airmen have made around the world to keep the real, still-burning flame of freedom alive.

Obama honored our veterans from afar by laying a wreath during a ceremony at an Army base in South Korea last night. That is a distance from here matched only by the chasm that has opened up between him and the voters who elected him two years ago.
This aloofness of his really is becoming a problem.

Not that Obama doesn't appreciate the sacrifices of veterans. He absolutely does. Just ask the Indonesians. He was in Jakarta for their Heroes Day this week to honor their veterans "who have sacrificed on behalf of this great country." "This great country," of course, being Indonesia. "When my stepfather was a boy, he watched his own father and older brother leave home to fight and die in the struggle for Indonesian independence," Obama told the audience. And the White House wonders why so many people think there is something foreign about this guy.

In the same speech, Obama gave voice to a harsh criticism he has heard about freely elected governments."Today, we sometimes hear that democracy stands in the way of economic progress," he said. The shocking statement raises the question: Where has Obama heard this fatuous claim and with whom has he been talking politics? (READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE)


I wish I could bottle and share the feeling of thankfulness and pride that I experienced yesterday as I was introduced to so many women that gave up relationships, jobs, parenting and health to serve their country. And all of them remain SO proud of their service despite having it belittled by some that ignorantly still claim that women aren't in combat... I WISH Barack Obama and the First Lady could have met these women and felt the tangible wave of appreciation coming from the crowds that gathered just to say "Thank you."

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day 2010



USA Today has an awesome article about ways we can all thank a veteran:

How to support our troops and vets this Veterans Day 2010

American Women Veterans had an essay contest open to service women returning from deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan this past year. The winning veteran, a Navy Lt. Commander, was flown to NYC to walk in today's NY Veteran's Day Parade (televised this year). You can read her insightful, winning essay HERE.

"It is, in a way, an odd thing to honor those who died in defense of our country, in defense of us, in wars far away. The imagination plays a trick. We see these soldiers in our mind as old and wise. We see them as something like the Founding Fathers, grave and gray haired. But most of them were boys when they died, and they gave up two lives—the one they were living and the one they would have lived. When they died, they gave up their chance to be husbands and fathers and grandfathers. They gave up their chance to be revered old men. They gave up everything for our country, for us. And all we can do is remember..." ~President Ronald Reagan, Army Air Corps Veteran, November 11, 1985


And for all you veterans...there are TONS are freebies out there for you today (here's the listing of a few).

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

President Bush on Oprah


She looked like she wanted to be harder on him than she was...she was charmed, you could tell.

For those of you that missed it, Bush 43 was on the Oprah Winfrey show yesterday. I broke my NO OPRAH pact for Laura Bush and overrode it again yesterday for W...and I'm glad I did.

Not only did he explain away any 'accusation' (Katrina) with a linguistic ease that critics claimed he never possessed, he continued to rise above the fray and remained the exemplary ex-President.

When asked to comment on Obama's Presidency thus far, Bush refuses to go there. He says he will treat Obama the way he would have liked to be treated (hear that Jimmy Carter...not just saying your a Christian, but practicing Christian tenets...) and that a former President should refrain from jumping in on the criticism because they know first hand how punishing the job is...

Even the folks over at CNN had to say how admirable that was...

YOU CAN WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
"I have zero desire... to criticize my successor. You aren't going to see me out there chirping away. I want our president to succeed. I love our country. I want to treat my successor the way I'd like to have been treated. He's got a plenty tough job, trust me, and there are going to be plenty of critics, and he doesn't need me criticizing him. I don't think it's good for the presidency." ~George W. Bush, Oprah Winfrey Show 11/9/10


I know it's much too much to ask of a MSM reporter, but I'd love one of those CNN reporters to follow up with Clinton and Carter and see what their justifications would be... Of course the CNN couple mention Cheney, but as much as some of us would have relished it...he was never the President.

GWB was promoting new book Decision Points.

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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Do We REALLY have the Best Legal System in the World?


That's what we've been told, but I think many of us (specifically Conservatives) have always wondered... Is a system that allows Mumia -a cop killer- to become a children's book writer and a celebrity the best? Is a system that lets OJ Simpson turn his wife into a Pez dispenser and Michael Jackson touch little kids because they can throw a football and sing a song a good system? Is it actually THE BEST or is it just BETTER than other places...

Places in the Middle East perhaps where you can be hung for being gay and stoned for being raped... Places that practice Sharia Law...?

Well, add this to the pile of steaming crap that seems to consistently be produced by the judges in our glorious legal system these days:

"A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Monday to block a new amendment to the Oklahoma Constitution that would prohibit state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.
U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange handed down the order after an Oklahoma man filed a lawsuit claiming the amendment stigmatized his religion and would invalidate his will, which he said is partially based on Islamic Law, also known as Sharia Law.
"My constitutional rights are being violated through the condemnation of my faith," said Muneer Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Oklahoma. "Islam was the target of this amendment. This amendment does not have a secular purpose."
The measure, State Question 755, was approved with 70 percent of the vote in the Nov. 2 general election. The judge's order prevents the state Election Board from certifying the results of that vote, which it had planned to do Tuesday afternoon.
The order will remain in effect until a Nov. 22 hearing on a preliminary injunction..." (SOURCE)

Someone needs to remind Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange that if we allow Sharia law to creep into the US, we'll have nothing to hold up to make our legal system look more civilized...

In other annoying legal happenings yesterday:

A Philadelphia jury deadlocked on whether to give a man THAT ADMITTED HE KILLED A COP IN COLD BLOOD the death penalty (source). Why bother having a death penalty at all...if a confessed cop killer doesn't get it--who would?

Kool Aid: The Real San Francisco Treat

Every time I read a story about San Francisco --whether it be a would-be ban on the military, an expose about producing politicians like Nancy Pelosi, banning Happy meals or the sale of puppies and kittens or that of a transgender youth leader killing his/her sugar daddy-- I can't help but feel it's an almost-foreign land.

Who are these people that aspire to attend UC Berkeley? Who would want to live in a city that even the NYT's asks, "What will San Francisco ban next?" How did this this bastion of far left liberals and radical Greens take hold and where is its Libertarian counterpart?

And then I thought about The People's Temple and couldn't help but wonder if this mass drinking of the Kool Aid could have happened anywhere but San Francisco. You know, Jim Jones had originally set up camp in Indiana, but moved his "church" to a more receptive environment... Would 900 "temple" members have partaken of the Kool Aid in any other city?

You may recall the recent post about the "liberal gene"...Is there something genetically wrong with San Franciscans (and others that aspire to live there)?

Friday, November 05, 2010

Can I Sit Down for a Second?


"White Flight" from Democrats (Actually, a little bit ago Rush talked about statistics showing that more Gays and Latinos are voting Republican and the only ones not showing any shift are African Americans...)

Nancy Pelosi announces she'll run for Democratic leader

The ten year old's birthday party is tomorrow afternoon and the 12 year old's hockey playoff game is tomorrow night. I am truly running around like a maniac... So, talk amongst yourselves while I harness stress and panic and create productivity... :)

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Thursday, November 04, 2010

The Office of the President

The other day I overheard a woman talking about "that idiot in the White House." That same night I heard the audio of the Democratic crowd in Connecticut booing the President and not allowing him speak. Both things I find extremely disgraceful.

During the eight years Bush was in office I was hoping that it was just the Left that had such flagrant disregard for the Office of the President. I realize that the Right feels that Obama's policies and agendas are truly hurting the country and our children's futures...but come on people. Lets' not be the guy throwing the shoes at a press conference. Who heckles the President? (Though, Obama may be partly to blame as he has made himself common on more than one occasion - most recently allowing John Stewart to refer to him as "dude.")

What is my point? I guess that I'm disappointed that the Office of the President means so little. That regardless of the ideological differences, we can't at least agree that this person was Democratically elected and demands a certain amount of our respect. I cringe at the thought of things being said in front of children across the country --now and throughout the Bush years... I hope that parents are explaining that it's the POLICIES and the misinformation we oppose.

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And may I respectfully point out a perfect example of that misinformation: The aforementioned Obama boo-ers were demanding attention to global AIDS and this is how the President responded:

"Excuse me, young people," the president told the group, "You've been appearing at every rally we've been doing. And we're funding global AIDS and the other side is not. So I don't know why you think this is a useful strategy to take." (SOURCE)

Uhmmm, need I remind him of this:



and this:

Obama's Senate Seat


This from the MSM about President Obama's vacated Senate seat:

"[Republican Mark] Kirk’s capture of the Senate seat once held by the president, deals an embarrassing blow to Democrats.

Kirk defeated Giannoulias in one of the nation’s ugliest and most closely watched Senate races..." (SOURCE)

Almost as sweet as Scott Brown's capture of Teddy Kennedy's seat.

And now all the talk is about compromise... I thought we were the obstructionists, the ones with no ideas, the party of no...? Like Rush said yesterday...we won. Why would we compromise. Losers compromise. What was their mantra in 08...mandate, mandate, mandate?

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Last Night Was Just the Beginning...



Great News: Nancy Pelosi is indeed fired.
Bad News: Harry Reid isn't.
Great News: Alan Grayson is GONE.
Bad News: Allyson Schwartz isn't.

Allen West won! Pat Toomey won! Pennsylvania has a Republican Governor...as does Ohio! South Carolina has its first female Governor. The West Coast was a disappointment as usual...though I am shocked that Californians voted down Prop 19.

Saw this as I was leaving Toys R Us last night...



Did they think that being a veteran was the tactic to combating progressive views this election? Well, it didn't work for Joe Sestak or Patrick Murphy... I appreciate their service and thank them for the right to vote against them, but that doesn't make their ideology any less detrimental for the country.

The work doesn't end here. 2012 is fast approaching. Keep on your elected employees to keep their promises of fiscal responsibility and be willing to sacrifice yourself before you ask others to do it...

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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Today's Sign that the Apocalypse is Upon Us

The down slope of personal responsibility tips a little further. This time in our South American neighbors’ courts. A Brazilian judge ordered McDonalds to compensate a former employee $17,500 because they failed to stop him from stuffing his face on a daily basis for 12 years. They made him gain 65 pounds- requiring him to eat the most calorie laden choices from the menu…

Well, maybe they didn’t force him, but they encouraged him… No? Well you have to acknowledge the immense pressures that a top teir restaurant like McDonald places on its managers to ensure quality, right?

Oh my…

Turns out this guy felt that he had to sample the products several times a day to ensure quality. Don’t you take a bite out of every burger that comes off your grill at home to ensure quality for your guests? I know I do.

He also stated that McDonald’s gives employees free lunch, and this increased his caloric intake… Really? Free lunch = increased calories? Hmmm… Wikipedia says: “McDonald's first introduced salads to its menu in 1985.”

McDonald’s response is that they are “weighing their options.” [source] Pun intended? Well said.

Philadelphia Voter Shenanigans...

My mom just got off the phone with the Philly DA's office. Her polling area opened over an hour late. Some people left. Others waited for that hour in the 31 degree morning air.

She lives in the section of Philly that pays the highest property taxes. She lives in the Republican enclave of the city.

Yet, in the projects, Democratic volunteers are trying to entice would-be voters with Dunkin' Donuts and crisp five dollar bills. How much do you want to bet those polling locations weren't closed for over an hour...

Guest Post by Bill Eccles

Balance



"If you ask any eighth-grader about why we have three branches of government, you’ll likely get a blank look until you mention, “Checks and….” Then you’ll get “Balances!”

And that is what tomorrow is all about, folks, achieving balance. It is not good for the government to be dominated by any one ideology or party. That does not reflect the makeup of our country, and when it happens, a very small minority is satisfied, and most people end up unhappy. It wasn’t good in the early part of this century when the Republicans ran the show (poorly), nor is it good now when the Democrats are running the show (also poorly).

So the way I look at voting tomorrow is: It’s not about achieving your views, it’s about achieving balance to their views.

Go. Vote. Achieve balance."

(You can read Bill daily at Bill's Words)

Monday, November 01, 2010

Hillary Supporters Revolt?


I came across this site last night... Until recent readings (both on and offline), I don't think I fully comprehended the extent to which Hillary supporters felt supplanted by the Obamatrons. I didn't realize how many times in his pre-Senate days that Hillary herself had helped him out -only to have him take her 2008 dream...

Well, I don't need to tell you how they feel. You can read for yourselves:


Just Like a Kid at Christmas

"...It was just more important to make
Racial history now.
Women and history?
You're just a bunch of cows.

We're sick of your whining
You've already gotten alot
Having a woman president
Well, that isn't so hot.

Well they took us right out
Many thought that they stole
The election I mean
And threw us in a hole..."


Read the Poem in its entirety here

Of course Hillary and I have vastly different ideology, BUT I agree with many of the sentiments in this poem...

Will Hill supporters sit out tomorrow? Will they insist she run in 2012? Would she beat Obama in the primary? Would she be beatable in a general election? An interesting scenario to ponder...

Team Army!


WHAT IS PROJECT VALOUR-IT?
Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss, helps provide voice-controlled/adaptive laptop computers and other technology to support Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries.

THE COMPETITION
In order to fund the thousands of laptops we have distributed and need to distribute, we have an annual competition. All branches of the Armed Services compete to raise the most cash for the cause. Let's see who can raise the most money to help reconnect our wounded warriors with the world!

Blonde Sagacity is a member of TEAM ARMY!

WHAT: Friendly fundraising competition for Valour-IT.WHEN: October 28th through Veterans Day, November 11th. Team Army's goal is $15,000.
WHERE: Based in the blogosphere, spreading everywhere else.
WHY: Because giving wounded warriors with hand and arm injuries access to a computer supports their healing and puts them back in touch with the world.
HOW: Blogger teams will be divided along military branches, with civilians "up for grabs."

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

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