“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, December 26, 2009

More Christmas Joy from the Senate...

This is old news now (Thursday), but I figured I'd post the story just so I could comment.

Senate approves $290B raise in debt limit
By Walter Alarkon
The Senate on Thursday cleared a $290 billion debt-limit increase, giving the federal government two more months of borrowing authority.
Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/73543-senate-votes-to-raise-debt-limit-by-290-billion

Aw heck, do I even need to comment?

Jet fliers tackle bomber: Al Qaeda plot foiled in skies over Mich.

An al Qaeda terrorist tried to blow up a plane packed with Christmas travelers yesterday as it was about to land in Detroit -- but was thwarted by heroic passengers who tackled the madman, authorities said.

The 23-year-old Nigerian suffered serious burns, and at least two other passengers were injured in the terrifying violence aboard the Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam.

Read more: www.nypost.com/p/news/national/jet_fliers_GHGUQd0YkIkPwdHYAb8u9K#ixzz0anngtiSO

Isn't this the THIRD incident we've had this year? How many can you remember all total during the years since Sept. 11? Hmmm.... do ya think we have a problem Houston??? What's different this year than all the previous years?

Mr. Can't-We-All-Talk-and-Get-Along got his faced slapped by Sulfur-Smelling Chavez, the Russians said thanks for screwing your allies by announcing they're increasing their nuclear arsenal, he's getting trash talked about by his fellow "climate change" bozos, and now we almost lost a plane to an al Qaeda terrorist on CHRISTMAS. "Almost" only because the guy screwed up and a passenger didn't.

Hey, Merry Christmas Mr. Obama. Thanks for all you're doing for our country and our world.

I woke up all full of love, charity and joy from great times with my family, sharing the Christmas spirit. The first thing I saw flying across my desktop was the story of how so many almost lost their lives on Christmas. I am ever so thankful that those on the plane are alive and well to continue their journey. I can't believe there are people in this world who would take joy, who would feel like it was their right and mission to take innocent lives, especially on a Holy day.

It should be a message to everyone with their head in the sand that these people can't be reasoned with, that they can not be talked out of their belief system and that the only way to fight is with superior strength.

OK, I'm gonna let it go for the day and continue with my Christmas. I have more family coming today and I am looking forward to MORE COOKING ... seriously, I am really anticipating their visit, it's the perfect topper for a spectacular Christmas.

I hope all my friends had a great Christmas and that you managed to find time to remember why we celebrate. Thanks for continuing to share and read, you're all part of my extended (very extended ;-) family of friends!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Obama gets sued over secret abortion meetings

A legal firebrand whose work fighting corruption left both Bill Clinton and Dick Cheney on the defensive today took on Barack Obama, suing the president for secret meetings with Planned Parenthood and other lobbyists on his plans to nationalize health care.
Find out the latest right now at WND.com.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Statement of Governor Sonny Perdue Regarding the Senate Health Care Bill

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue issued the following statement today regarding the latest version of the U.S. Senate’s health care reform legislation.

“I am utterly dismayed and disappointed by the vote buying that has occurred in the United States Senate in order to pass a measure that most citizens are against. If this reform was truly the right policy for our country, we wouldn’t see waffling Senators lining up like game show contestants hoping to win today’s jackpot of a special deal from Harry Reid. This bill places an unsustainable burden on the backs of Georgia’s taxpayers, and will lead to either higher state taxes or massive cuts to basic state services in years to come. I join Governors from around the country of both parties in asking our Representatives and Senators to listen to the public outrage against this bill and stop this mistake before it occurs.”

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Our Country Deserves Better: Reid Ad

Friday, December 18, 2009

McConnell not backing down as round-the-clock votes loom

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blasted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) Friday morning for speeding a major healthcare overhaul through the upper chamber before Christmas.
Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/72961-mcconnell-not-backing-down-as-lawmakers-face-round-the-clock-votes

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dems dropping out

So, another Dem decides to drop out, retire, quit. Rep. Bart Gordon's (D-Tenn.) announced Monday he's not going to run again. A number of other long-time Democrats have also said they're calling it quits in the next election.

One has to wonder about the REAL reasons behind their abandonment of public office.

I've heard speculation and talk about Pelosi wanting blue-dogs out, or not that she's throwing them to the dogs, with the thinking that she may lose the majority for a period of time, but will get it back in the next election... Why would anyone seriously think that she'd be willing to give up her kingdom, her absolute rule? Me thinks she really believes that she'll keep the majority.

I think she's deluded enough to think that despite the Tea Party efforts, despite the polls, that the majority of America is as deluded and out of it as she is. She's wrong, but when you only surround yourself with fellow kool-ade drinkers, how're you going to see any differently? Being wrong about what the majority of America believes and thinks doesn't necessarily mean she's wrong about keeping her majority though... read on...

Some of those who are leaving are seasoned Democrats. I'm not really familiar with any of them to any great degree, but it's been suggested in a few circles that some at least are principled, true-blue Democrats of the kind that we on the right might not mind that much.

Are they leaving the Party because the Party left them? Are they seeing the direction they and their fellow Dems are taking the country and leaving in disgust? If so, why aren't they voting on principle rather than going along with Pelosi and / or Reid? Have they been in office so long that there are skeletons in their closets that are being dangled in front of their eyes to keep them in line? Are they being pushed out? Or are they seeing the hand-writing on the wall?

It seems to me that more than the usual numbers are announcing they'll retire. It also seems to me that most have some strong Republican opposition and a slim or slimmer chance than normal of keeping their seat. Are they being told by the powers-that-be that they won't be supported? Is Obama, Rahmbo, Pelosi, or the DNC culling the chaff from the Democratic wheat?

Did they lose confidence in their ability to pull off the election with the wounding of ACORN?

Watch this trend. See who's dropping out.

Sumpin's goin' on here and it looks like we're making some headway, making a difference already in our fight. I'm not ready to crow yet though. I'm not 100% confident that there's not a bigger behind-the-scenes manipulation going on by Obama and friends. They are a devious lot as we've already seen.

I'd prefer to see some of the far Left ideologues leaving rather than the moderates, if that's what is happening.

If all we see are moderates leaving, rest assured the DNC, Obama and crew have a strategy that they think will keep them in the cat bird seat. A strategy that only leaves those in lock-step with Obama's America killing policies in Washington... which is scarier than I can begin to imagine.

We already know they think the voters are stupid. They think we are now a sound-bite, easily swayed, vote with the current issues type electorate. They are also working hard to have as many people as possible on the dole by the time the next election rolls around. Watch the current immigration bill with open eyes... they're after more voters.

We need to be vigilant, we need to double our efforts to sway minds, increase voter registration, ensure people get out to vote. They're counting on a large chunk of us getting fed up and staying home. They're also counting on a big split between Libertarians, Tea Party voters and Republicans. Democrats will walk in lock-step. One of the problems on the conservative side is that we're all very strong minded, independent types. We don't vote in lock-step.

We're still fairly early in the 2010 election cycle, no telling what's to come...

Japan 'clunkers' plan angers U.S.

Lawmakers and U.S. automakers are peeved with Japan, which has launched a cash-for-clunkers program that doesn't accept American-made cars.


By Ian Swanson

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Interesting perspectives... gloomy ramblings...

It's been rather interesting lately. As my regular readers know, I lean conservative. Some would say I do more than lean, especially some of my old and current liberal friends!

I am also a vegetarian, tree-hugging, artist.

I recently decided to set up a separate personality for my art side on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

What an eye-opener.

As the editor of a few on-line news sites, I get a ton of press releases from all sides so I do keep up with what the left is drinking, swallowing, believing.

It has struck me on more than one occasion that we immerse ourselves in our world of news and friends and get "stuck". I glance at stories that promote global warming / climate change, I "read" articles that trash the junk-science.

At least I see the other side, even though I see it with one eyebrow raised... As I'm reading posts by my lefty / progressive friends, I see more clearly that they don't even get any exposure to opposing views... and if they do, it's from those who are trashing the views. Some are panicing about the end of the world due to global warming... many only read Huffington, Oberman and similar...

I know that on "our" side it's the same way. Many will only expose themselves to one side. They listen to Glenn Beck, Rush, Hannity, etc. (me too ;-) but never flip over to hear one of the "other" guys on CNN, MSNBC, Huff puff, etc.

I try. It's so mean spirited when I try to read some of the stuff. I'm a fairly positive person. So are most of my artist friends.

I'm glad I'm sticking to art on my "other" FB, Twitter, etc., accounts. I'm completely staying away from politics on my art personality pages. However, I'm learning a lot of lessons and getting some great insights into how others think (not just the progressive leaners, many are from other countries).

Don't worry, I'm not changing my beliefs or getting ready to move to the dark side . Been there, done that, got tired of the kool-ade and huge gaps in reasoning. Once I went into business for myself, my eyes opened wide, very wide. It didn't take long to see the light once I was responsible for myself completely.

The main thing that has struck me about all of the various views flitting across my screens is just how entrenched we are in our belief system. I find it rather scary on some levels. If we can't find a compromise here in our country, if we can't work together to improve our country (as opposed to radically changing the country as those in power are trying to do now), how do we expect to work well with those entrenched in their religious beliefs that require the killing or enslaving of those who don't believe the same way? How do we expect to stay keep one country from trying to annihilate another country? You get the drift...

So many who are trying to "make peace" do it from the high moral ground that their way is the right way, the only way. Peace means subjugating others believes, converting them, rather than finding a harmonious middle, or going with the live and let live mantra.

It seems our minds are getting more and more locked in, closed up and unable to comprehend or give value to the rights of others. It makes me wonder and worry about where our old world is headed on this gloomy rainy day.

OK, I'm going out to the studio. Time for some refreshing, cleansing, quality art time. I'll be more positive when I come back, promise!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Fistgate II: High School Students Given ‘Fisting Kits’ At Kevin Jennings’ 2001 GLSEN Conference

In March 2000 the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) organization of Massachusetts held its 10 Year Anniversary GLSEN/Boston conference at Tufts University. This conference was fully supported by the Massachusetts Department of Education, the Safe Schools Program, the Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, and some of the presenters even received federal money. During the 2000 conference, workshop leaders led a “youth only, ages 14-21″ session that offered lessons in “fisting” a dangerous sexual practice. During another workshop an activist asked 14 year-old students, “Spit or swallow?… Is it rude?” The unbelievable audio clip is posted here. Barack Obama’s “Safe Schools Czar” Kevin Jennings is the founder of GLSEN. He was paid $273,573.96 as its executive director in 2007. Jennings was the keynote speaker at the 2000 GLSEN conference... Read the rest: http://biggovernment.com/2009/12/08/fistgate-ii-high-school-students-given-fisting-kits-at-kevin-jennings-2001-glsen-conference/

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Oh My! Another Global Warming Scandal.

posted by Bluegrass Pundit at Bluegrass Pundit
The Obama-Gore-Democrats global warming cap-and-trade bills now before Congress are modeled in large part on the Danish CO2 Quotas Register system. There are now investigations into scams worth billions o... Oh My! Another Global Warming Scandal.

Canada Free Press, check it out...

Intimidation then Normalization
By Marion Valentine
What is the difference between Marxism, Communism, and Socialism? These days, not much. In the beginning the main difference was disagreement on how to achieve their common goal of complete control of a Nation’s people, resources and wealth. More...

Stop prosecuting American Heroes
By Chuck Hustmyre
In what has to be one of the most outrageous criminal prosecutions in American history, the U.S. Navy is dragging three Navy SEALs, members of one of this country’s most elite commando and counterterrorist teams, before a court martial for punching a terrorist in the mouth and giving him a bloody lip. More...

How Much Longer Before Climategate Explodes?
By Jim O'Neill
“You call it ‘Climategate,’ I call it ‘E-mail-theft-gate. ...This is a crime.” —Senator Barbara Boxer
Well, Barbara “Call Me Senator” Boxer, at least got the crime part right.
The Lame Stream Media (LSM) are doing their best to ignore Climategate, while they desperately try to come up with some consensus on how to spin it. Well guess what bozos, you can’t spin this one, it’s too big. You keep standing in its way, and it’ll squash you like a steam-roller going over a marshmallow. More...

My letter to Heather Mallick
By Charles Adler
Dear Heather,
I don’t know of anyone who is forcing you to remain in Canada. If you are truly embarrassed to be Canadian, you can always stop having a Canadian website, the CBC can stop posting your blogs and stop paying you with Canadian tax dollars. You can always burn your OHIP card so that you no longer have your health care subsidized by Canadian tax dollars. Heather, you need to know that these dollars that you have been paid, the lifestyle which you have become accustomed to has been subsidized by what you and your blogger friend in Britain call Dirty Oil. More...

America’s Great Leap Forward
By Nancy Morgan
Those who ignore the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
When Barack Obama was campaigning for president in 2007, his backers frequently compared him to former president John F. Kennedy. After a year in office, however, President Obama’s words and actions align more closely with China’s despotic Chairman Mao than with JFK’s.
When Mao Tse Tung conquered China in 1949, his secret goal was to dominate the world. When Obama was elected President, many started referring to him as President of the World. Both Obama and Mao had carte blanche to set out a path of radical change. As part of his strategy, Mao informed his top echelon, “There has to be a personality cult…it is absolutely necessary.”* With the aid of the state media, Mao crafted an iconic image of himself as the savior of the common man. More...

A Lot of Work Must Be Done to Head Off Socialism and Obama
By Jerry McConnell
This column is devoted to trying to convince Americans that we are about to lose our identity and worse, our freedom from tyranny and yes, SLAVERY. More...

American Healthcare

Is the President Too Good for ObamaCare?
By John Lillpop
Ambulence Chasers, Tort Reform, Democrat Campaign donations

American Politics

Email Of The Day
By Bob Parks
If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a teleprompter installed

A Tale of Two Presidents: How Media Treated Bush’s Unemployment #’s Compared to Obama’s
By Warner Todd Huston
Let’s take two reports from The New York Times for example

Stealth Motives
By Jeannie DeAngelis
For Barack, it's high time for a distraction

Obama’s F22, Climategate and IED Dog
By Daniel Greenfield
Obama's speech was a failure on both sides

Obama the Puppet
By Bob Beers
He Fills the position of POTUS but is he really the one in command?

Soros Election Theft Project
By Matthew Vadum
George Soros's continuing effort to steal elections: Installing left-wing Democrats as secretaries of state across the nation

American Freedom

Secession, Military Coups and Other Happy Talk in the Age of Obama
By Claude Sandroff
Obama is in fact breathing new life into a series of secession movements

Have We Become a Nation of Wimps?
By Ron Ewart
President Reagan did not shrink in fear of the Soviet Union. He challenged it. He did not appease or apologize to the Soviets.

American Life

America’s Photo Gallery
By Editor
America in Pictures

Rebutting the Saudi Smear Campaign Against Wafa Sultan
By Daniel Greenfield
Wafa Sultan's book, A God Who Hates, Criticism of Islam

Smoke, Smoke, Smoke that Cigarette
By Michael R. Shannon
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies

Global Warming

Met Office to re-examine 160 years of climate data
By Editor
The Met Office database is one of three main sources of temperature data analysis

Scientists ask American Physical Society to rescind support for man-made global warming theory
By Editor
Climategate and the American Physical Society

Climategate: Who, What, When, Where
By EPW Blog
EPW Polict Beat

Produce Proof for Scare Forecasts
By Viv Forbes
Evidence that the 21 year solar cycle is the major determinant of rainfall variations

“Unforeseen Changes” Derail Gore’s $1,200 Scam
By John Lillpop
Does “ClimateGate” ring a bell?

The Gall of Liars
By Barry Napier
Greens Brazen It Out


ACLU Court Order Forces Christians Into the Closet at Santa Rosa County Schools
By Christian Newswire
CEAI is seeking to intervene to protect the rights of District employees

Finance, Economy

A Christmas Wish List for Taxpayers
By Kevin Gaudet
Canadian Taxpayers Federation

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Southern Crescent Tea Party Patriots Meet Tonight

Southern Crescent Tea Party Patriots invites you to meet at 7:00 pm at J. Christopher's in Peachtree City (Georgia) on Thursday, December 3rd. Meeting topic: Health Care Reform, featured speaker Marty Harbin.

***(Note: we are looking to organize a Rapid Response Team to respond to the frequent urgent requests for action to Congress and the Administration! Please consider signing up at the meeting or emailing us at pht@ebsouth.com.)