Friday, August 31, 2012

Obama: Keeping his priorities straight...

I hope he dies of exhaustion.

 Obama Schedule || Saturday, September 1, 2012 

11:00 am ET || Departs the White House
12:35 pm CT || Arrives Des Moines, Iowa
1:20 pm CT || Delivers remarks at a campaign event; Living History Farms, Urbandale, Iowa
3:25 pm CT || Departs Des Moines
4:10 pm CT || Arrives Sioux City, Iowa
6:30 pm CT || Delivers remarks at a campaign event; Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa
8:20 pm CT || Departs Sioux City
8:40 pm MT || Arrives Denver

Who the hell is in charge of running this countyr??

It's a Blue Moon kind of weekend...

it's like cheese, only better.

A garden is not complete without sunflowers...

such happy yellow faces.

Obamanation: Have you seen the new Jon McNaughton painting?...w/video

it's a work of art.

Jon talks about his painting in the following video.

After hearing what he has to say, scoot over to his site where he has made the painting interactive.  As you mouse over the painting, information pops up on the right explaining the meaning of that part of the painting. Or you can click on an area and a window pops up (which I think is a bit easier to read.   Try it here.

Sick of Memeorandum, Drudge not doing the job?...

try Bad Blue.

My blogger buddy extraordinaire, Zilla of the Resistance,  reminded me that we should be linking more to Bad Blue.

If you look in my sidebar, you'll see a cool Bad Blue graphic.  If you click on the graphic, by the miracle of the internet and little internet fairy's, you will be whisked to the best aggregator on the net.

To save you a tiny bit of scrolling, just click on this cool graphic:

BadBlue News Service

Best place to live in America?...

Idaho got the only "A"

What grade did your state receive?  Some of the pros and cons are hilarious.

Pros: awesome people live there, great potatoes, low population density, high concentration of liberty-minded individuals, low crime, Sandpoint, Coeur d'Alene, north Idaho has plenty of water compared to the rest of the interior West, beautiful scenery

Cons: cold in the winter, wildfires, short growing season, not enough jobs

Overall Rating: A

From the Economic Collapse:

What Is The Best Place To Live In America? Pros And Cons For All 50 States

Scenes from North Idhao

Obama in context... w/Update


I heard President Thin Skin tweeted a picture of himself sitting in the Oval Office and said something about "seat taken."  I'm too lazy to actually find the pic** and that's not what's important.  What's really important is that we have a sitting president who has time to play childish snarky games on Twitter instead of actually trying to do some work.  I can see him sitting on Air Force One, giggling with his sycophants.

You want to know the real difference between Romney and Obama?  One is an adult and acts like one.  You guess which one.

I've heard Romney referred to as being wooden.  No he's not.  Our culture is so dumbed down, crude, and crass that listening to an adult speak has become boring.

The populace needs to have the "oceans receding, and the planet healing" delivered in a faux preacher cadence (can you say shuck and jive?) or they don't think it's worth listening to.

**Update:  Nice Deb has the photo

Picture from Stogie over at Saberpoint - and we thank him.

It's Friday...

what's going on.

Western Hero:   GOP Convention Unhinges the Left

White House Dossier:  Martinez and Rice: The GOP’s Future is Now

Woodsterman:   Why The Republican Convention Is Being Watched

Howard Portnoy:  Top 3 truths in Ryan’s convention speech

Maggie's Notebook:   Video Mitt Romney Introduction: If You Missed It, You Should See It: No Hotdogging It – No Pillars No Smoke No Indonesia

The absolute best summary of the convention...


Nobody does it quite like MOTUS - and we thank her.

RNC Day 3: “Well, do ya’, punk?”


is just around the corner.

What's really at stake in the next election...

it's more than you might think.

Rush Limbaugh has said that if need be, we can endure another 4 years of the Obama administration.  Many people are not as cheerful about the prospect.

From: Peter Ferrara:

Election 2012: America Will Never Be the Same

The world is dynamic rather than static, so constantly thinking ahead is the key to understanding. Recognize now that on the morning after the election, whatever the result, America will never be the same. The results themselves will have wrought basic, fundamental change for the body politic. That inevitability underlines and highlights what you should be doing now to influence those results.

Karl Marx's Last Stand

The wildly overconfident Left is least attuned to what is at stake for them. If Barack Obama is routed this fall as he should be, it will be worse for the left-wing neo-Marxist views he represents than if he had never been elected at all. For then the voters will have seen what he is offering and rejected it. In retrospect, Reagan's landslide defeat of Carter followed by his landslide reelection ushered in a generation of Reaganite dominance of national politics. Clinton figured out a way for Democrats to accommodate that dominance, enabling them to hold public office as long as they did not interfere with the ongoing Reagan revolution. But the public did not fully accept and embrace Clinton until he accepted that bargain. See 1994.

The last four years have been a coming out party for the Democrats. For over a hundred years now, Progressivism, a polite, Americanized term for Marxism, has been infiltrating and taking over the Democrat party, the national media, academia, the courts. But until now they have effectively hidden what they are all about. Under Obama, however, the heart and soul of the party has been let out of the closet and revealed (only for those paying attention, however, not the millions who so stubbornly still are not). And that heart and soul is Che.  Read the rest.  It's excellent.


Clint Eastwood...

“I would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen.  Something that I think is very important. It is that, you, we own this country.  We, we own it.  It is not you (looking down at the empty chair) owning it and not politicians owning it.  Politicians are employees of ours.  And, so they are just going to come around and beg for votes every few years.  It is the same old deal.  But I just think it is important that you realize that you’re the best in the world.  Whether you are a Democrat or Republican or whether you’re a Libertarian or whatever, you are the best.  And we should not ever forget that.  And when somebody does not do the job, we’ve got to let them go.”

Thursday, August 30, 2012


thousands upon thousands of balloons.

I love balloons.

I'd vote for Romney just based on his balloon count.

I hear it was over 100K.

Clint Eastwood delivers...

and we thank him.

Watch the Convention Live...

it's Mitt's night.

Oh, good grief...

 I need eye bleach stat...

Disturbing Video: Code Pink Moonbats Sing And Dance In Their Vagina Costumes…  

and to top it off, they're all klutzes.  Maybe if they quit dancing around in their vagina costumes and started using them for the purpose God intended, they wouldn't be so crabby (yea, yea - I know that sounds sexist, but so be it.)

  I'm trying to imagine Ann Romney doing such a thing. I can't...

I admit to having not seen this video before today...

my loss.

Produced by the brilliant and funny guys at Creative Minority Report, Matt and Pat Archbold, it's had over 100k hits on YouTube.

Let's talk about Gary Johnson and voting our "principles"...

whatever that means.

In the interest of fairness, allow me to post two opposing views on the upcoming election.

There are those, like Bungalow Bill, who demand we vote our principles.  That means not voting for either Obama or Romney because they're two sides of the same coin - or something. 
Yet Republicans think they have some right, a holier than thou attitude, as their own presidential candidate did exactly what Obama did. As well, Republicans don't want to take any responsibility at all in the equation as Obamacare goes back to 1994 when the Heritage Foundation and the Republicans introduced it as an alternative to Hillarycare.

Oh, but it's good theater for the lazy American sheeple who don't want to know the truth about Mitt Romney's brand of socialism.

Since I don't like Democrat socialism, Republican socialism is just as offensive, which is why I invite you to look at Gary Johnson for president.  Bungalow Bill
I like Bungalow Bill and while he makes some good points, I have to stick "with the lesser of two evils" and vote for Romney.  The thing is, Gary Johnson or Ron Paul (insert others as appropriate to your situation) are not going to be elected,  Not now, not ever.  If enough people cast a write-in vote for someone other than Mitt Romney, they are casting a vote for Obama.

There are others, like Hack Wilson, who hold the opposite view and articulate it quite well.  I also like Hack. 
Meanwhile, a few sulking libertarians continue to spout the old worn out and empty lines of "LIBERTY" HOPE and "FREEDOM" CHANGE and that "Ron Paul was the real winner". Ron Paul lost, and so will Gary Johnson and so will any other third party candidate that runs for the next fifty years...if our nation lasts that long. Face reality.  Hack Wilson
 Now Alan Keyes has said that a vote for Romney or Obama is turning our backs on God and if he didn't speak up, he would also be turning his back on God.   I like Alan Keyes, too

Bottom line is this.  Obama needs to have his ass thrown out of the White House. We cannot survive four more years of Obama.  Period, end of story.   The only one in the position to do this is Romney and that for me, is the end of the story.

I live in the real world and in the real world there are lots of opinions.  So who's right?  Beats me. I don't have a direct conduit to God's mind.  Does anyone? 

Mr. Scam Man...

nicely done.

Conservative women vs Liberal women...

no contest. 

Conservative women at the Republican National Convention:

And, wait for it - 4 of the 5 women pictured are minorities

Let us now gaze upon the liberal women: 

 While these nicely dressed lady-like conservative women were saying intelligent things, the liberal women were romping about dressed up as vaginas.  Some carried signs that said, "Read my lips."  Really?  Talking vaginas? 

 Love the juxtaposition of the signs - "My uterus, My choice" right next to "Free Abortion on Demand." 

Note to liberal women everywhere:  

You can't have it both ways.  If you want us to stay out of your vaginas, then you can't demand we pay for your abortions. 

Bill Whittle: Obama is small and petty with no vision beyond his inflated ego......

and Biden is disconnected from reality.


H/T Texas Conservative News

If you haven't visited Texas Conservative News, take a few minutes to check out this great site. 

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez addresses the 2012 Republican National Convention.

and does it very, very well - and we thank her.

Very impressive lady.

Memeorandum coverage...

certainly appears to be biased.

I know there are bloggers out there who think Memeorandum is the cat's meow.  Being cited in the comment section is supposed to be a badge of honor. 

This morning it became apparent as I scrolled through my Google Reader that a significant number of articles from Memeorandum were from left-wing sites and were slamming Ryan's speech as being factually incorrect.  So, I did what I rarely do, and actually went to the site.

Just about the entire front page was plastered with negative articles touting Ryan as being a liar.  And the "discussion" area linking to other sites was no better.

I'm not one to ignore sites that are left-wing.  I spend a considerable amount of time perusing the worst of the lot and much of that time is spent in the comment section.  It is always wise to know what the enemy is saying.

Even worse, it appears that every time they update their site it splatters my reader with 40 or 50 "new" articles that are just the same old crapola they've had up all day.  This takes up a significant amount of time as I scroll through my Reader.  It may be time to remove Memeorandum from my Reader and consign it to my bookmark page.


Dan Riehl noticed it too:   Media chucks facts to play a game of “factchecker” on Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan will start your Thursday off with a smile...

and we thank him.

"Fear and division is all they have left"

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Rule 5 Wednesday..

my way.

Harold Streeter's book is a sellout...

good for the home team.


Condoleezza Rice hits it out of the park...

good on her!

I just watched Paul Ryan...

read my lips:

Obama is toast!

Dennis Prager: Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph

 his latest book.

And it's a gooder!  I picked it up at the library a few days ago and I've already ordered a copy from Amazon.  This is a Post It Note page marker and yellow highlighter kind of book.  The library frowns on these practices.

From Good Reads:
In this visionary book, Dennis Prager, one of America's most original thinkers, contends that humanity confronts a monumental choice. The whole world must decide between American values and its two oppositional alternatives: Islamism and European-style democratic socialism. Prager--a bestselling author, columnist, and nationally syndicated radio talk show host who is read and heard by millions of people in America and abroad--makes the case for the American value system as the most viable program ever devised to produce a good society. Those values are explained here more clearly and persuasively than ever before.

"Still the Best Hope" deals with three huge themes: The first is perhaps the most persuasive explanation for why Leftism has been and will always be a moral failure, despite its acknowledged appeal to many people of goodwill. The second explains why fundamentalist Islam, despite its historic and growing appeal, cannot make a good society. But Prager holds out hope for an open and tolerant Islam and explains why it will emerge from faithful American Muslims. The third is a singularly persuasive defense and explanation of what Prager calls the "American Trinity": liberty, values rooted in the Creator, and the melting-pot ideal. These values are inscribed on every American coin as "Liberty," "In God We Trust," and "E Pluribus Unum," and they are the reasons for America's greatness. Without them, America will cease to be an exceptional nation, and therefore cease to be America.

Prager shows why these values can and must be adopted by every nation and culture in the world, why Americans must relearn and recommit to these values, and why America must vigorously export them. For if the world does not adopt American values, the result will be chaos and barbarism on an unprecedented scale


The Blaze has an interview and tons of information about Prager College.

  Radio Host Dennis Prager Has a New Online ‘College’ to Combat Liberal Bias and Teach Judeo-Christian Values
For years, conservatives have lamented the perceived liberal bias that exists at the university level. To counter this continued conundrum, radio host and author Dennis Prager has crafted a solution that is ever-growing in popularity — Prager University. The media figure sat down with TheBlaze to discuss the project, while sharing his vision for its growth and continued success.   read the rest

Himalayan pink salt...

in its own little grinder.

For only $4.49.  What a deal!

We don't use processed table salt (except for things like brining corn on the cob.)  Salt that has been processed has all the minerals cooked out.  Himalayan pink salt contains about 84 minerals and is pretty to boot. 

 We also picked up a Simply Asia Sweet Ginger Garlic seasoning:  ginger, toasted sesame seeds and black sesame seeds, sea salt, unrefined sugar, garlic red bell peppers, toasted coconut.  It costs $12.33 on Amazon.  Costco?  $4.39. 

I'm anxious to try it on my home grown tomatoes

Sarah Palin's message to John McCain...

from her Facebook page.

A classy lady

I’m sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight because I sure wanted to take the opportunity on the air to highlight Senator John McCain’s positive contributions to America, to honor him, and to reflect on what a biased media unfairly put him through four years ago tonight. Granted, our honored and esteemed war hero has gone through much more than the liberal media can ever do to him in their efforts to harm this patriot. I look forward to hearing his words to his fellow Americans tonight more than any of the other convention speeches. God bless John McCain. Thank you for everything. And happy birthday, my friend.

- Sarah Palin

Wild Bill: Don't waste your vote!...

I agree.

Yahoo News fires David Chalian...

for saying 
"They're not concerned at all. They're happy to have a party with black people drowning," Chalian said over a break during the ABC News/Yahoo News webcast, in reference to the fact that the GOP convention in Tampa is taking place as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall on the north Gulf coast. source
Problem is - the mic was hot.

I really don't care that he made a rather tasteless and stupid "joke."  But anyone who is too stupid to know when his mic is hot really needs to go into a different line of work. Doofus!


Breitbart:   **Shock** Yahoo's Chalian on ABC Webcast: Romneys ‘Happy to Have a Party When Black People Drown’

CBS: Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Erica Hill...

say nice things about Mitt Romney while interviewing Jeff Benedict, author of Doing Business the Mormon way. 


For many years, I was on the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) teaching team.  We spent a year going through the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church to prepare people who were considering entering the Church.  Part of our program was to explain the differences between Catholicism and other religions.  Because the southern area of Idaho has quite a few Mormons, we fielded many, many questions about Mormonism.

After several hours of explanations, I always concluded by saying, "All that being said about Mormons, I'll take a good Mormon over a crappy Catholic anytime."  I still feel that way...

It's Wensday (the new spelling)...

that makes sense.

As I said last week:
(And how come there's so many weird letters in "Wednesday?  Do you know anyone, anyone who actually pronounces the "d"?  I suggest we throw that "d" into the trashcan of history.  On the other hand the abbreviation Wen. doesn't look as balanced and lovely as Wed.  It's a conundrum.) 

I'm off to Costco (yay) so here's a few gems to keep you busy while I'm gone.

TL in Exile:  Those Still Asleep

Capitalist Preservation:   A primer on understanding the Electoral College

Pundette:   The best speeches I heard last night

America's Chronicle:   The Tale Of Two Thoroughbreds and The Jackass.

iOwnTheWorld:   Cain cancels interview with Chris Matthews over ‘race card’ – encourages other Republican to do the same

Phoebe's Detention Room:   DNC Proceeds With 2-Hour Islamic ‘Jumah’ Prayers

Bruce McQuain at Questions and Observations:   It is QandO’s 9th “Blogversary”

Play nice while I'm gone, use your indoor voices, keep the sand in the sandbox, and return all toys.  

Artur Davis at the Convention...

good job.

The current president thinks babies born alive after a botched abortion...

should be left to die.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Obama in the spotlight...

some first night convention fun.

H/T to my special Mormon friend - Pedaling Fast

Anne Romney lights up the stage...

I want to talk to you tonight not about politics and not about party. And while there are many important issues we’ll hear discussed in this convention and throughout this campaign, tonight I want to talk to you from my heart about our hearts.

I want to talk not about what divides us, but what holds us together as an American family. I want to talk to you tonight about that one great thing that unites us, that one thing that brings us our greatest joy when times are good, and the deepest solace in our dark hours...

Tonight I want to talk to you about love.

I want to talk to you about the deep and abiding love I have for a man I met at a dance many years ago. And the profound love I have, and I know we share, for this country.

I want to talk to you about that love so deep only a mother can fathom it — the love we have for our children and our children’s children.

And I want us to think tonight about the love we all share for those Americans, our brothers and sisters, who are going through difficult times, whose days are never easy, nights are always long, and whose work never seems done.

They are here among us tonight in this hall; they are here in neighborhoods across Tampa and all across America. The parents who lie awake at night side by side, wondering how they’ll be able to pay the mortgage or make the rent; the single dad who’s working extra hours tonight, so that his kids can buy some new clothes to go back to school, can take a school trip or play a sport, so his kids can feel. like the other kids.

And the working moms who love their jobs but would like to work just a little less to spend more time with the kids, but that’s just out of the question with this economy. Or that couple who would like to have another child, but wonder how will they afford it.

I’ve been all across this country for the past year and a half and heard these stories of how hard it is to get ahead now. I’ve heard your voices: “I’m running in place,” ‘’we just can’t get ahead.”

Sometimes I think that late at night, if we were all silent for just a few moments and listened carefully, we could hear a great collective sigh from the moms and dads across America who made it through another day, and know that they’ll make it through another one tomorrow. But in that end of the day moment, they just aren’t sure how.

And if you listen carefully, you’ll hear the women sighing a little bit more than the men. It’s how it is, isn’t it?

It’s the moms who always have to work a little harder, to make everything right...

It’s the moms of this nation — single, married, widowed — who really hold this country together. We’re the mothers, we’re the wives, we’re the grandmothers, we’re the big sisters, we’re the little sisters, we’re the daughters.

You know it’s true, don’t you? You’re the ones who always have to do a little more.

You know what it’s like to work a little harder during the day to earn the respect you deserve at work and then come home to help with that book report which just has to be done. You know what those late night phone calls with an elderly parent are like and the long weekend drives just to see how they’re doing. You know the fastest route to the local emergency room and which doctors actually answer the phone when you call at night.

You know what it’s like to sit in that graduation ceremony and wonder how it was that so many long days turned into years that went by so quickly.

You are the best of America. You are the hope of America. There would not be an America without you.
Tonight, we salute you and sing your praises.

I’m not sure if men really understand this, but I don’t think there’s a woman in America who really expects her life to be easy. In our own ways, we all know better!

And that’s fine. We don’t want easy. But these last few years have been harder than they needed to be. It’s all the little things — that price at the pump you just can’t believe, the grocery bills that just get bigger; all those things that used to be free, like school sports, are now one more bill to pay. It’s all the little things that pile up to become big things. And the big things — the good jobs, the chance at college, that home you want to buy, just get harder. Everything has become harder.

We’re too smart to know there aren’t easy answers. But we’re not dumb enough to accept that there aren’t better answers.

And that is where this boy I met at a high school dance comes in. His name is Mitt Romney and you really should get to know him.

I could tell you why I fell in love with him -- he was tall, laughed a lot, was nervous -- girls like that, it shows the guy’s a little intimidated -- and he was nice to my parents but he was really glad when my parents weren’t around.

That’s a good thing. And he made me laugh.

I am the granddaughter of a Welsh coal miner who was determined that his kids get out of the mines. My dad got his first job when he was six years old, in a little village in Wales called Nantyffyllon, cleaning bottles at the Colliers Arms.

When he was 15, dad came to America. In our country, he saw hope and an opportunity to escape from poverty. He moved to a small town in the great state of Michigan. There, he started a business -- one he built himself, by the way.

He raised a family. And he became mayor of our town....

My dad would often remind my brothers and me how fortunate we were to grow up in a place like America. He wanted us to have every opportunity that came with life in this country -- and so he pushed us to be our best and give our all.

Inside the houses that lined the streets of our town, there were a lot of good fathers teaching their sons and daughters those same values. I didn’t know it at the time, but one of those dads was my future father-in-law, George Romney.

Mitt’s dad never graduated from college. Instead, he became a carpenter.
He worked hard, and he became the head of a car company, and then the governor of Michigan.
When Mitt and I met and fell in love, we were determined not to let anything stand in the way of our life together. I was an Episcopalian. He was a Mormon.

We were very young. Both still in college. There were many reasons to delay marriage, and you know? We just didn’t care. We got married and moved into a basement apartment. We walked to class together, shared the housekeeping, and ate a lot of pasta and tuna fish. Our desk was a door propped up on sawhorses. Our dining room table was a fold-down ironing board in the kitchen. Those were very special days.

Then our first son came along. All at once I’m 22 years old, with a baby and a husband who’s going to business school and law school at the same time, and I can tell you, probably like every other girl who finds herself in a new life far from family and friends, with a new baby and a new husband, that it dawned on me that I had absolutely no idea what I was getting into.

That was 42 years ago. Now we have five sons and 18 grandchildren and I’m still in love with that boy I met at a high school dance.

I read somewhere that Mitt and I have a “storybook marriage.” Well, in the storybooks I read, there were never long, long, rainy winter afternoons in a house with five boys screaming at once. And those storybooks never seemed to have chapters called MS or breast cancer.

A storybook marriage? No, not at all. What Mitt Romney and I have is a real marriage.
I know this good and decent man for what he is — warm and loving and patient.

He has tried to live his life with a set of values centered on family, faith, and love of one’s fellow man. From the time we were first married, I’ve seen him spend countless hours helping others. I’ve seen him drop everything to help a friend in trouble, and been there when late-night calls of panic came from a member of our church whose child had been taken to the hospital.

You may not agree with Mitt’s positions on issues or his politics. Massachusetts is only 13% Republican, so it’s not like that’s a shock.

But let me say this to every American who is thinking about who should be our next president:
No one will work harder. No one will care more. No one will move heaven and earth like Mitt Romney to make this country a better place to live!

It’s true that Mitt has been successful at each new challenge he has taken on. It amazes me to see his history of success actually being attacked. Are those really the values that made our country great? As a mom of five boys, do we want to raise our children to be afraid of success?

Do we send our children out in the world with the advice, “Try to do... okay?”
And let’s be honest. If the last four years had been more successful, do we really think there would be this attack on Mitt Romney’s success?

Of course not.

Mitt will be the first to tell you that he is the most fortunate man in the world. He had two loving parents who gave him strong values and taught him the value of work. He had the chance to get the education his father never had.

But as his partner on this amazing journey, I can tell you Mitt Romney was not handed success.
He built it.

He stayed in Massachusetts after graduate school and got a job. I saw the long hours that started with that first job. I was there when he and a small group of friends talked about starting a new company. I was there when they struggled and wondered if the whole idea just wasn’t going to work. Mitt’s reaction was to work harder and press on.

Today that company has become another great American success story.
Has it made those who started the company successful beyond their dreams?
Yes, it has.

It allowed us to give our sons the chance at good educations and made all those long hours of book reports and homework worth every minute. It’s given us the deep satisfaction of being able to help others in ways that we could never have imagined. Mitt doesn’t like to talk about how he has helped others because he sees it as a privilege, not a political talking point. And we’re no different than the millions of Americans who quietly help their neighbors, their churches and their communities. They don’t do it so that others will think more of them.

They do it because there IS no greater joy.

“Give and it shall be given unto you.”

But because this is America, that small company which grew has helped so many others lead better lives. The jobs that grew from the risks they took have become college educations, first homes. That success has helped fund scholarships, pensions, and retirement funds. This is the genius of America: dreams fulfilled help others launch new dreams.

At every turn in his life, this man I met at a high school dance, has helped lift up others. He did it with the Olympics, when many wanted to give up.

He did it in Massachusetts, where he guided a state from economic crisis to unemployment of just 4.7%.
Under Mitt, Massachusetts’s schools were the best in the nation. The best. He started the John and Abigail Adams scholarships, which give the top 25 percent of high school graduates a four-year tuition-free scholarship.

This is the man America needs
This is the man who will wake up every day with the determination to solve the problems that others say can’t be solved, to fix what others say is beyond repair. This is the man who will work harder than anyone so that we can work a little less hard.

I can’t tell you what will happen over the next four years. But I can only stand here tonight, as a wife, a mother, a grandmother, an American, and make you this solemn commitment:

This man will not fail.

This man will not let us down.

This man will lift up America!

It has been 47 years since that tall, kind of charming young man brought me home from our first dance. Not every day since has been easy.

But he still makes me laugh. And never once did I have a single reason to doubt that I was the luckiest woman in the world.

I said tonight I wanted to talk to you about love. Look into your hearts.

This is our country. This is our future. These are our children and grandchildren.
You can trust Mitt.

He loves America. He will take us to a better place, just as he took me home safely from that dance. Give him that chance. Give America that chance.

God bless each of you and God Bless the United States of America.

Mia Love...

feels the love.

Waiting for Ann Romney and Chris Christie...

find great uninterrupted coverage 


compliments of the GOP - and we thank them.

RNC: Reince Priebus opening remarks...


Homosexuals are all about tolerance and inclusiveness...

but it only flows one way.

If you own a business and think you can choose the people you do business with, you'd better think again.

From Lifesite: 

Catholic innkeepers fined $30,000 and lose wedding business for not hosting reception for gender-segregated couple
What's the price for defending gender-integrated marriage?

How much did it cost a Vermont business to live out its faith?

The answer: $30,000.

Two women from New York, Kate Baker and Ming Linsley, sued the Wildflower Inn of Vermont for declining to host their wedding reception.

The owners of the inn, Jim and Mary O'Reilly, are Catholic and believe in pro-gender marriage. They refused to celebrate the marriage of the gender-segregated couple.

The American Civil Liberties Union helped the monogender couple win their lawsuit.  read the rest
 Don't ask me what all these terms like pro-gender, mono-gender, gender-integrated, and gender-segregated mean.  These women are lesbians and have sex with each other.  It's as simple as that.  It's not about love - it's about sex.  

They think that if you don't affirm their chosen path in life, you must be crushed.   But, wait.  I thought they stood for tolerance.  Silly me.

I can't imagine people being so mean-spirited, vile, and nasty that they would attack a couple for not hosting their fake wedding reception. 

For anyone facing such a thing, may I offer a word of caution?  Learn to lie.  Tell them you're booked solid or you're planning on torching the place for the insurance money, and it just happens to be on the day they want to rent your facility.  It's not worth 30K dollars to tell the truth.

Gaze on the faces of the vile squids celebrating after their big win for "tolerance."

Obama's Christianity...

is not very Christian.

2016: Obama's America...

a must see.

I really didn't understand Dinesh d'Souza's take on the concept of colonialism driving Obama's world view.  Admittedly, I haven't read his book, which would have better informed me. After seeing this magnificently produced documentary, however, the concept became quite clear.  Is Mr. d'Souza right?  I definitely think he has managed to put a piece of the puzzle into place.

We attended the 1:45 pm showing on Sunday and the theater was packed.  It was the people who were packing the theater that was a welcome surprise.  Trust me on this; there was not one person in that theater who was not qualified for Medicare, and I'm sure they will all be voting for Romney.  During the movie, you could hear a pin drop.  At movie's end, the theater erupted in applause.

Do I have anything to criticize about the production?  Not one thing. We found it riveting.

If you are able, I suggest purchasing your tickets online if that option is available to you.  It costs an additional $1.25 per ticket, but when we saw the line at the box office, we were more than happy to have spent the extra money.  We whisked ourselves right into the theater and tied down two great seats.

Go to Yahoo Movies, click on "showtimes", and enter your location for theaters and movie times.  Most of the larger theaters offer the "purchase ticket online" option. Print out your ticket and you're good to go.

Coverage of Republican National Convention...

starts at 2pm 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

It's Sunday...

what's going on.

I'm headed out to see the documentary 2016: Obama's America this afternoon.  Depending on who you read, the movie is either number two,three,or four in box office receipts as of Friday night.  We're going to help push it to number one. 

My tabs have been full to bursting the past three days.  Let's take a look at what caught my eye.


Nice Deb:   Prelude to a Shellacking

Dick Morris:  Romney Will Lead After Both Conventions

All About Women:

Sentry Journal:   What’s more believable…the left’s claim that Republicans are waging a war on women or the real war being waged on liberty?

Weasel Zippers:   Planned Parenthood Spending $3 Million In Ohio And Virginia To Defeat Romney…

The Rainy View:   So Much for NARAL’s Claim to Speak for Women….

Teresamerica:   Planned Parenthood is hooking kids on sex 

LifeSiteNews:   Experts to expose true legacy of 50 years of the pill

Money Talk:

Creative Minority Report:   Modest Proposal #1: Zero Based Budgeting

Bruce McQuain:   Tax the rich? Check out these charts

Mind Numbed Robot:  One Nation, Under Water?


Smitty at The Other McCain:   Review: “2016: Obama’s America”

Maggie's Notebook:   Shag Dancing Champions Jeremy Webb Kayla Henley: Have You EVER Had This Much Fun? Video


Reaganite Republican:   Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

Proof Positive:   "Hug the Slut"

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Whoa! Allen West: Obama is feeding the American people a crap sandwich...

he does, however, have a smile on his face while doing it.

US Army Soldiers rock it out in Kunar, Afghanistan...

and we thank them for their service and ask God to protect them.
A cover of "Call Me Maybe" performed by US Army Infantry Soldiers in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Original by Carly Rae Jepsen. Directed, filmed, and edited by the troops as a morale boost for our Soldiers here and our families/FRG back home. See you in just a few more months, and thanks for all your support!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Mitt Romney interview with Raymond Arroyo of EWTN......

listen to the words of an adult. 

Please copy and paste.  Let's make this go viral.

Many happy hat tips to Teresamerica.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fuzzy Logic brings us the world's longest and best comment...


I have long been a fan of Fuzzislippers, who blogs at Fuzzy Logic (which is far, far from being Fuzzy), and Fuzzy is a huge fan of Daniel Greenfield, who blogs as Sultan Knish.  Fuzz was over the moon because Mr. Greenfield added her to his blogroll.  So what does this big-mouth do (that would be moi)?  Heads over to her combox and declares her a better writer than Greenfield (although, I think Greenfield is very, very good and my hubby has a man-crush on him.)  I think I said something to the effect of sometimes Greenfield was "over the top" and his message became "clouded."

A few hours later Greenfield drops in on Fuzz and, no doubt, saw my comment.  What do you think my chances of making his blogroll are now?  Sigh...

This is what Fuzzy had to say in response to Will Obama Keep Power by Any Means Necessary?... which linked to an article at American Thinker.   The comments on the article are now over 580, which has probably set some sort of a record at AT.

If you haven't read the article at American Thinker here's the link.   Go on over, we'll wait for you. 

Tap, tap, tap...

Are you back?


Onward to Fuzzy's comment:
I said back in '09 that I believed that Obama would never give up power willingly. I understood fully who and what he is and what he's doing, and I feared the worst for America. Since then, however, Americans are starting to get it. So many people, not just obscure bloggers such as myself or tinfoil hat loons tapping away in dark basements, are now willing and able to call Obama not only the radical that he is but also the communist fascist that he is. This is incredibly good news for America. Incredibly good news. So few people knew or understood what Stalin and Hitler were up to (to name but two similar totalitarian dictator types) that they got away with it. With so many people not only aware of what Obama's up to but actively, vocally pushing back, I have every expectation that he and his traitorous horde will be stopped.

They didn't count on so many things. They bought their own press (in both senses of the word, I guess), and they really believed that Americans were not only ready but eager to embrace the communist nightmare vision Obama and his treasonous scum fellows have in store for America. They thought they would have four years of a completely free hand to set up their structures, to put in place their means, to erect a devastating distortion of America. But they didn't have that. Almost immediately, and by their own mistake, the American people got together and said not just no, but Hell NO! The TEA Party caught them completely off-guard. They thought they had us cowed, that screeching RAAAACIST would be enough, that Obama would be teflon in ways that the left only dreamed up and coveted when Reagan was the "teflon president." They thought they had him covered with both the Messiah nonsense and the race card. They thought their union goons and scuzzy occudreg types would be sufficient. That strong-arming Boeing, Gibson, the TEA Parties would make everyone shut up. Heck, it worked so well, you see, for so many others who attempted and accomplished the same thing. They didn't count on the new media, the Andrew Breitbart, the Jim Hoft, the Dana Loesch, the William Jacobson, and they certainly didn't count on every day conservatives, American patriots quickly and fearlessly jumping onto social media and pushing back. Hard.

Do I think they've given up? Oh no. Not even close. Do I think things will get worse before they get better? Oh yes. Do I think they are fully and completely capable of concocting anything and everything, up to and including mass civil unrest and violence? Oh yes. But here's the thing. We know it, and we are committed to resisting, as are vast numbers of current and former military, elected officials from local and state up to the federal government, police forces and other agencies at the state and federal level (or at least enough of them). There are plenty of "bluedog" democrats who are also in positions to help if and when this admin makes a move. All of this makes this moment in history totally different in every conceivable way from previous fascist takeovers. Add to that our Americanness, that special something that sets us apart from the people of other nations--certainly from the defeated, humiliated, desperate Germans and the impoverished, helpless Russians of the 1930's and 1940's, and they don't stand a chance.

No scenario makes sense. Canceling the elections? Not going to happen; elections are state matters, state-controlled, not federal. They can't be cancelled by the president. At least not in red states, and how stupid would Obama have to be to have only red states voting in a presidential election? And no hostile takeover of the United States, from within or without, makes any logistical sense at all. People talk about the UN coming in, and that is one thing that will set off not only patriotic constitutional conservatives but almost every American, including normal Democrats who love America (they still exist out in America, believe it or not). That would spark something that would not be pretty, create a far worse backlash than our own agencies doing it. So people talk about the ATF showing up at people's homes and taking them and their guns into "custody"; the logistics of that make it impossible. Here's what I wrote in response to this scenario on this post over at AT:

"There aren't enough ATF agents, first of all, to pull this off. It
would have to be simultaneously-executed at every gun-owner's home
nationwide. I don't know about your neighborhood, but I can just
imagine what would happen at the first house that bus pulled up to while
armed agents demanded that first neighbor's guns and attempted to force
his family onto a bus. They'd have to lock down every house and every
person in every house for miles around to get away with that. This
isn't the 1930's and '40's; we have the internet, phones . . . all
manner of instant and near-instant communication. Further, if one
worries about the Obama "kill switch" on communications, what on earth
do you think Americans would do if they woke up one day and had no
power, no access to the internet, no phone use? We're also not
dispirited Germans or impoverished Soviets, we're freaking Americans!
The very idea of us shuffling off in our night robes to be taken on our
special vacation trip to the gulag . . . nope, not going to happen.
There's no way that an actual, overt takeover can happen; certainly
not in a way that would make the risk outweigh the objective. America
is enormous, our population dispersed, and our people well and truly
ticked off. Ticked off and well-armed and more organized than many seem
to think. This sort of thing is out of the question; no agency, even
the wild and wacky ATF, would agree to go through with it even if some
"genius" in the WH thought it would be a good idea."

I say all this with one caveat: we HAVE to win in November. Obama has to be routed, the GOP has to have a mandate. Ideally, we'll also keep the House and take the Senate, making everything that needs to be done easier to do. Alas, our chances of the latter got much worse yesterday.

Ugh, sorry to go on and on. You know how wordy I can be :)

See why I love her!!

It's Wednesday...

what's going on.

(And how come there's so many weird letters in "Wednesday?  Do you know anyone, anyone who actually pronounces the "d"?  I suggest we throw that "d" into the trashcan of history.  On the other hand the abbreviation Wen. doesn't look as balanced and lovely as Wed.  It's a conundrum.)

Conservatives on Fire:   Is It Too Late? Is It EnevitableThat The Debt Will Crush The World Economy?

Reaganite Republican:  Ryan Bounce in FULL EFFECT as New Poll Has Romney Soaring to a 14-Point Leadin Major Battleground State Florida

Dad29:   Texas Wins v. Planned Parenthood!

Politicaljunkie Mom:  Well, at least he stimulated something!

JWF:  War on Small Business: DNC Sues Motel for 20 Rooms, Seeks Damages and Restraining Order

LI: is live

Wyblog:   Obama and the econuts conspire to keep gasoline prices high and prevent domestic energy production

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Time for some Drinking with Bob...

who says what we all are thinking - and we thank him.

Will Obama Keep Power by Any Means Necessary?...

interesting question that's now really out in the open.

The article, Will Obama Keep Power by Any Means Necessary?, posted at American Thinker today has already garnered over 250 270 comments and the day's not half done. 

What do I think?  Let you know later.  I'm much more interested in what you think.

From the article: 
Let's go there: if Obama thinks he's losing, will he allow safe and fair elections on November 6?  And if he does lose, will he peacefully turn over power to Mitt Romney on January 20, 2013?  Or will he cling to power "by any means necessary," as a highly placed insider alleges?

Now, I'm truly sorry to raise such disgusting, un-American, crazy-sounding questions, but, alas, they're not crazy, and I've got a disquieting amount of evidence.  The Democrats have already accused Romney of murdering a woman with cancer, financial felonies, and not filing taxes for ten years -- the last charge delivered by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on the Senate floor, on the basis of absolutely no evidence whatsoever.

By Democrat standards, I've got enough proof to put away Obama, et al. for life without parole.
Whatever chicanery Obama and his investors may be contemplating, it will probably unfold against some gargantuan crisis, manufactured or otherwise.  So cast your mind back to September 11, 2001, the day of the New York mayoral primary.  read the rest

Paul Ryan: Bitter Clinger...

that's why we like him.

H/T Nice Deb


is usually pretty small.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged...

a documentary.

 Where to watch the whole movie online.  

Hulu is free.  I plan to watch it this evening.  It actually looks quite good. 

NB:  To the two or three Catholics that visit here:  Watching a documentary on Ayn Rand does not make me a "Randian" anymore than reading about Hitler (which I do a lot) would make me a fan of gas ovens. 

H/T Moonbattery