March 30, 2009

Speaking Out In Freedom

My friend, Linda G, has a new blog, this time, a political one. She is not satisfied with the downward spiral this nation seems to be in, right now, but she's decided to do something about it. She is no longer satisfied to sit around, hoping things will get better, and she has a lot to say about that.

It would be worth your time to read what she has to hear about what she is doing to make a difference.

Go on over and read Speaking Out In Freedom

Good luck, Linda, and thank you for what you're doing in this fight for freedom.

Move To Get More Muslims In The White House

"It was mostly under the radar," Williams said. "We thought it would put (the president) in a precarious position. We didn't know how closely he wanted to appear to be working with the Muslim American community."

The move began with Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn, who took his oath of office with a hand on the Quran, to solicit the resume of what he considered to be the nation's most qualified adherents of Islam.

Yes, I suppose he would want the fact that he was trying to get more Muslims into the White House to be kept 'under the radar.' After all, an awful lot of people read that statement in his book, "Audacity of Hope."

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

Perhaps, they will be wondering why he feels it is so important to get more Muslims into the White House.

Why not more adherents to Baptist, Methodist, Episcopalian, Pentecostal faiths? How about more Mormons? Sounds silly, I know...but I know you get the point.

To read more details, go here.

To read more about Representative Keith Ellison, who is shown with President Obama in the photo above, go here.

March 29, 2009

Kids, Tell Us What You Really Think


The Sunday School teacher was describing how Lot's wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt, when little Jason interrupted, "My Mommy looked back once while she was driving," he announced triumphantly, "and she turned into a telephone pole!"


A Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the Good Samaritan. She asked the class, "If you saw a person lying on the roadside, all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?"

A thoughtful little girl broke the hushed silence,"I think I'd throw up."


A Sunday school teacher asked, "Johnny, do you think Noah did a lot of fishing when he was on the Ark ?"

"No," replied Johnny. "How could he, with just two worms?"


A Sunday school teacher said to her children, "We have been Learning how powerful kings and queens were in Bible times. But, there is a Higher Power. Can anybody tell me what it is?"

One child blurted out, "Aces!"


Nine-year-old Joey was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday School.

"Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. When he got to the Red Sea, he had his army build a pontoon bridge and all the people walked across safely.

Then he radioed headquarters for reinforcements. They sent bombers to blow up the bridge and all the Israelites were saved."

"Now, Joey, is that really what your teacher taught you?" his Mother asked.

"Well, no, Mom. But, if I told it the way the teacher did, you'd never believe it!"


A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible - Psalm 23. She gave the youngsters a month to learn the chapter.

Little Rick was excited about the task - but he just couldn't remember the Psalm. After much practice, he could barely get past the first line.

On the day that the kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in front of the congregation, Ricky was so nervous. When it was his turn, he stepped up to the microphone and said proudly,

"The Lord is my Shepherd, and that's all I need to know."


The preacher's 5 year-old daughter noticed that her father always paused and bowed his head for a moment before starting his sermon. One day, she asked him why.

"Well, Honey," he began, proud that his daughter was so observant of his messages. "I'm asking the Lord to help me preach a good sermon."

"So, how come He doesn't?" she asked.


A Rabbi said to a precocious six-year-old boy, "So your mother says your prayers for you each night? That's very commendable. What does she say?"

The little boy replied, "Thank God he's in bed!"


During the minister's prayer one Sunday, there was a loud whistle from one of the back pews. Tommy's mother was horrified. She pinched him into silence and, after church, asked, "Tommy, whatever made you do such a thing?"

Tommy answered soberly, "I asked God to teach me to whistle, and He did!"


A pastor asked a little boy if he said his prayers every night. "Yes, sir." the boy replied.

"And, do you always say them in the morning, too?" the pastor asked.

"No sir," the boy replied. "I ain't scared in the daytime."


When my daughter, Kelli, said her bedtime prayers, she would bless every family member, every friend, and every animal (current and past).

For several weeks, after we had finished the nightly prayer, Kelli would say, "All girls."

This soon became part of her nightly routine, to include this closing. My curiosity got the best of me and I asked her, "Kelli, why do you always add the part about all girls?"

Her response, "Because everybody always finish their prayers by saying, 'All Men'!'

March 24, 2009

Wisdom Of The...First Graders

This is an email making the rounds, but just in case you haven't seen it, I thought I would post it's just too good, not to share!

A first grade school teacher had twenty-six students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the 1st half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb.

It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first-graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is a classic!

Don't change horses-----until they stop running.

Strike while the-----bug is close.

It's always darkest before-----Daylight Saving Time.

Never underestimate the power of-----termites.

You can lead a horse to water but-----How?

Don't bite the hand that-----looks dirty.

No news is-----impossible

A miss is as good as a-----Mr.

You can't teach an old dog new-----Math

If you lie down with dogs, you'll-----stink in the morning.

Love all, trust-----Me.

The pen is mightier than the-----pigs.

An idle mind is-----the best way to relax.

Where there's smoke there's-----pollution

Happy the bride who-----gets all the presents.

A penny saved is-----not much.

Two's company, three's-----the Musketeers.

Don't put off till tomorrow what-----you put on to go to bed.

Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and-----You have to blow your nose.

There are none so blind as-----Stevie Wonder.

Children should be seen and not-----spanked or grounded.

If at first you don't succeed-----get new batteries.

You get out of something only what you-----See in the picture on the box

When the blind lead the blind-----get out of the way.

A bird in the hand-----is going to poop on you.

And the WINNER and last one!

Better late than-----Pregnant

March 22, 2009

Letter From The Past

With all the turmoil in our country right now, it is easy to lose sight of what is really important. All we see is deception, greed, and corruption. We become depressed..discouraged, and begin to think that there is no hope..but there is, there has to be.

Today, reading this, I, again, feel encouraged, knowing that our land is still filled with men like I read about here, and as long as we know that, there is hope.

Read, "A Letter To My Father, From His"

You'll be encouraged, too.

March 19, 2009

H.R. 1388 "The Give Act"..It Passed

This Mandatory National Service bill passed, folks.

While everyone is all caught up in the AIG fiasco, we're not keeping up on much of anything else, and they're passing bills right under our noses, with no media fanfare.

You think that it's nothing to worry about? Well, think again.

This article will explain a few need to read it.

Letter To Congress

ALG Demands President Obama and Members of Congress Return AIG Bonuses from their Campaign Coffers

The 2008 money received by the President and members of Congress should clearly be returned, but more than that, the honorable thing would be for any politician who has ever received a penny from AIG to return it to the American taxpayers who are now paying to keep the company afloat.”—ALG President Bill Wilson.

Click here to read the letter to Congress.

March 18, 2009

If The Shoe Fits

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently told a group of both legal and illegal immigrants and their families that enforcement of existing immigration laws, as currently practiced, is "un-American."

"You are special people. You're here on a Saturday night to take responsibility for our country's future. That makes you very, very patriotic."

What in the world is wrong with this woman?

She tells a bunch of illegal immigrants, who by their very presence are breaking the laws of our land, that they are special? That they are very, very patriotic? Yet, she calls the legitimate citizens, and the enforcers of the law of this country, "un-American?

Who's the one really being unpatriotic, and un-American, here?

Since when did it become okay to totally disregard the laws of the nation, and encourage others to do the same?

Go here to read all about this outrageous act by the Speaker of the House...wonderful example of leadership that she is.

Sedition-incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority

If the shoe fits...

March 17, 2009

A Beautiful Irish Blessing

Irish Countryside
For a beautiful Irish blessing, go here.

March 13, 2009

Looking For Leadership In The Veggie Patch

Nearly 85,000 people have signed an online petition calling for part of the White House lawn to be turned into a vegetable patch.

"The idea is for the Obama family to plant an organic vegetable garden on part of the White House lawn, with the cultivated veggies going to the White House kitchen and any overflow going to feed those in need," Roger Doiron, the man behind the petition, said.

You can read all about the "Victory Garden," here.

Hmmm...I wouldn't count on the overflow going to feed those in need, though. Unless, of course, you consider the ones attending all those White House parties, needy.

Oh, wait...plain old organic veggies may not be good enough, considering the lavish menus featured at those parties, anyway.

"It was a time of war, it was at a time of economic crisis, and it was at a time when Americans were looking to the White House for leadership," he said of the Roosevelt allotment.

Sorry, Mr. Doiron, but I just don't think that plan's going to work, this time.

It Ain't Over Until It's Over

Thank you!

To Kim, Donald, Morris, DM, Nancy, Desert Cat, Jack, Linda, who offered encouragement in comments, and to those who sent emails, again, I say thank you so much.

It's a tough battle, and it does get discouraging, but as Yogi Berri supposedly said about staying in the game, and seeing it through to the end: "It ain't over, until it's over."

Now, I can't say for sure that I will stay the course in this game, but for right now, at this moment, I'll give it another try.

March 11, 2009

In A Little While...

You know what?

I just don't want to do this anymore. I am sick at heart. I am tired of the fraud and deception being perpetrated against this nation--against the citizens of our country.

I've been reading around at other blogs, and even though they feel discouraged at times, they say that they are determined to keep putting it out there, telling it like it is, for as long as they are able to do it, but it is getting harder, and harder, for me. I even resort to humor and ridicule in doing it, but I feel mangled inside..within my uttermost being...within my very spirit.

I read the post of one of my blogger friends, today...The Pen is Mightier than the Sword and I cried. Why? I guess it just reminded me, again, of the mess that we now find ourselves in, and even though my friend put a positive spin on it, at the moment, in spite of my own faith, I just can't seem to see the light at the end of the tunnel. That's a sure sign that I need to, at least, take a break from it all.

Nothing that I write on here is all that profound, anyway, but I know that every little bit helps, so I'll be back in a little while..when I'm feeling better.

If America ever passes out, as a great nation, we ought to put on our tombstone: America died from a delusion she had Moral Leadership.
~Will Rogers

March 10, 2009


Mr. trouble never hangs around,
when he hears this Mighty sound,

Here I come to save the day!
That means that Mighty Mouse is on the way!

Yes sir, when there is a wrong to right,
Mighty Mouse will join the fight!

On the sea or on the land,
He's got the situation well in hand!

We know that when there's danger, we'll never dispair;
Because we know that when there's danger he is there...
On the land on the sea in the air.

We're not worrying at all
We just listen for his call
"Here I come to save the day!"
That means that Mighty Mouse is on the way.

When there is a wrong to right,
Mighty Mouse will joint the fight
"Here I come to save the day!"
That means that Mighty Mouse is on the way!

Mighty Mouse Theme Song
(Philip Scheib / Marshall Barer) - circa 1955

Remember Mighty Mouse? He was quite the hero, as I recall.

After reading this, I was thinking that with nothing more than a simple name change, it could be used as someone else's theme song, too!

March 09, 2009

King Of America

I know this may be getting a bit redundant, but the boorish way in which the Obamas received, and treated, a visiting foreign dignitary, and his wife, is more proof of the mounting evidence that the President is beginning to think of himself, not as a public servant to the citizens of this country, but as a reigning Monarch over his lowly subjects.

Now, he's just itching for a visit with Her Majesty, the Queen of England, but I'm wondering how well that's going to turn out, considering this statement by a State Department official concerning the shabby, disinterested, reception of Prime Minister Gordon Brown, when questioned about it by The Sunday Telegraph:

"There's nothing special about Britain. You're just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn't expect special treatment."


After hearing that, the Queen may not be all that interested in sharing a cup of tea with the leader of one of the 'other 190 countries in the world,' who just happens to be coming across as an ill-bred boor, interested in no one but himself.

Oh God, but I do love being king!
King Henry ll (The Lion in Winter)

March 08, 2009

Love..Hopes All Things

Lord, we pray for the power to be gentle; the strength to be forgiving; the patience to be understanding; and the endurance to accept the consequences of holding to what we believe to be right.

May we put our trust in the power of good to overcome evil and the power of love to overcome hatred.

We pray for the vision to see and the faith to believe in a world emancipated from violence, a new world where fear shall no longer lead men to commit injustice, nor selfishness make them bring suffering to others.

Help us to devote our whole life and thought and energy to the task of making peace, praying always for the inspiration and the power to fulfill the destiny for which we and all men were created.

"Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails."
1 Corinthians 13:48

March 07, 2009


And now, three more Obama nominees withdraw from running...

How Gauche!

Even if the Obamas' didn't know, personally, about proper protocol concerning such things as thoughtfully selecting gifts, for exchange with visiting dignitaries, and their families, surely there must have been someone on staff who knew the proper thing to do!

Obama and his wife are touted as being so sophisticated, and classy, but as far as I can see, in that department, they are a disgrace, especially when it comes to representing our great nation!

How utterly classless to present a visiting foreign dignitary and his family such shoddy presents..toy helicopters and a package of's disgusting!

Michelle seems to have been ashamed of her country up until the time her husband was running for President, but now she has every reason to be ashamed..of their gauche behavior!

I can't even begin to tell you how gauche, but go to America's Right and read it for yourself!

If British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and his wife had only known, they could have chosen one of Emily Post's books on etiquette to go with their other carefully chosen gifts to the Obamas.

It's sorely needed.

March 05, 2009

Christian Hipster, I'm Not

Oh, for heaven's sakes! No pun intended, but while reading Andrew Sullivan last night, I clicked on a link which took me to an article that really confirms a few things in my mind.

I'm already sick and tired of being called a Christianista by so-called intellectual thinkers, who seem to think that if one believes in good, old-fashioned, traditional moral values, they're nothing but 'holy-rollers'..and now this!

Well, at least I know now, why they look down their noses at the likes of me. I'm just not 'hip' enough!

But now I know, for sure, the kind of person who calls me a 'Christianista'..they're the ones who consider themselves, Christian Hipsters!

March 03, 2009

To Give, Or Not To Give

No, no, no...a thousand times, no!

I will give my charitable donations, as much as, and to whom, I please! And they will be to those whom I feel are in need, regardless of race, ethnicity, color, or any other thing they can think of--but it will be MY choice! If I don't get a tax deduction for it, then so be it!

"Nonprofit leaders are reeling from the recent news that President Barack Obama's proposed budget would limit tax deductions on charitable contributions from wealthy Americans. But now the philanthropic world has something else to worry about. Today the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), a research and advocacy group, will release a report offering "benchmarks to assess foundation performance." Its real aim is to push philanthropic organizations into ignoring donor intent and instead giving grants based on political considerations.

The committee is part of a rising tide of politicians and activists who are working to change the face of American philanthropy -- and not for the better.

The report, titled "Criteria for Philanthropy at its Best," advises foundations to "provide at least 50 percent of grant dollars to benefit lower-income communities, communities of color, and other marginalized groups, broadly defined." The committee looked at 809 of the largest foundations in the country, whose combined three-year grants totaled almost $15 billion, and concluded that the majority of foundations are "eschewing the needs of the most vulnerable in our society" by neglecting "marginalized groups."

Two years ago, an advocacy group in San Francisco called Greenlining began releasing similar reports. Greenlining's aim then was to pass legislation in California mandating that foundations report to the public the percentage of their dollars given to "minority-led" organizations and the percentage of their boards and staffs made up by racial and ethnic minorities. The legislation was dropped when several foundations promised to donate money to causes Greenlining favored."

Read the rest of this nonsense here.

What, you may ask, has that to do with anything? Well, a lot, when you consider Obama's mind-set concerning reparations:

Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004 Obama opposed reparations for slavery. After his election, Obama subtly changed his view, stating he was against "just signing over checks to African-Americans," leaving open the possibility of other forms of reparations would be acceptable to him (Chicago Tribune 11/14/2004).

I'm beginning to think that Obama has found his 'possibility of other forms of reparations' that are 'acceptable to him.' I guess we will see the other acceptable forms as we go along..after all, something new pops up every day.

Lest you think that I am implying that he is catering to the Black minority only, it will be well to remember that while he was campaigning for the presidency, in order to garner votes, he made a lot of promises to a lot of different groups of people.

The worst part of all of this is, that it is not only about reparation, or handing out money to certain, select groups, but about a very complex, convoluted, agenda that is just mind-boggling!

So much for "transparency."

It's about as transparent as muddy water.

March 02, 2009

Something Stinking This Way Comes

Obama will sign 410 billion spending bill despite the over 8,000 earmarks.

Look...I'll be a good citizen, and save the tax payers 1.8 million dollars of that money.

I'll volunteer to go around from pigsty to pigsty and take notes on which ones smell worse, and make a few suggestions on how to make them smell better.

It shouldn't be too hard. After all, pigs are pigs..always have been, always will be, and they'll keep on doing what they always have done.

They're swine. They stink.

Just like all that pork in the stimulus bill.

Selfishness Is Not A Virtue

Remember this speech, made by President Obama, back when he was still Senator Obama?

Well, I just wanted to remind you, so you wouldn't feel so selfish when you resentfully start filling out those tax forms. I mean, after all, you might not be WANTING to pay out all the money you earned so it can be handed over to a bunch of people who didn't, but feel they are entitled to it, anyway.

From a speech, last October, in Sarasota, Florida:

On the stump this week, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has pushed back against Sen. John McCain's description of his tax policies.

"The reason that we want to do this, change our tax code, is not because I have anything against the rich," Obama said in Sarasota, Fla., yesterday. "I love rich people! I want all of you to be rich. Go for it. That’s the American dream, that’s the American way, that’s terrific.

"The point is, though, that -- and it’s not just charity, it’s not just that I want to help the middle class and working people who are trying to get in the middle class -- it’s that when we actually make sure that everybody’s got a shot – when young people can all go to college, when everybody’s got decent health care, when everybody’s got a little more money at the end of the month – then guess what? Everybody starts spending that money, they decide maybe I can afford a new car, maybe I can afford a computer for my child. They can buy the products and services that businesses are selling and everybody is better off. All boats rise. That’s what happened in the 1990s, that’s what we need to restore. And that’s what I’m gonna do as president of the United States of America.

"John McCain and Sarah Palin they call this socialistic," Obama continued. "You know I don’t know when, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness."

Now..stop being so selfish, and get that blank filled in. Selfishness is not a virtue. He said so. And he won...just ask him. He's more than glad to remind you, over and over, as many time as necessary.

Oh..if you want to see what else is on the horizon, read:

New and Outrageous Taxes

March 01, 2009

Ammunition Shortage Nationwide

Listen..can we talk?

There's a well-known comedienne who used to say that, and it was funny, but what I want to talk about is no laughing matter.

I came across an article today which really hit home, because of something that happened yesterday, while my husband and I were out shopping.

We had stopped by Gander Mountain to pick up a few things, and while we were there at the counter with several others making purchases, another customer walked up, and laughingly said, "Yeah, you better get what you can now, while you can still get it."

Others, smiled, and nodded in agreement, and the comment was made that it wouldn't be long until you'd have to be giving up what you had managed to get. Another asked if he had started stock-piling food, yet, and the reply was, "I'm not letting my family starve, no matter what I have to do."

From there, we went to another store with a Sporting Goods department. We were waiting to check out, and another customer asked the clerk for a certain kind of ammunition, and the clerk said that they were out of it. He asked for another kind, and was told the same thing. He asked for a third kind, and was again told that they were out of it.

He then reached over to take something from what we were waiting to pay for, and my husband told him to put it back, it was his. Not to be deterred, the customer asked for something else, and the clerk practically yelled at him, that he had already told him that they were out of everything. He left, but by then the clerk was riled to the point of ranting.

He said, "These idiots who keep trying to buy up all these guns and ammo! Don't they know that Obama can't do a single thing about preventing people from buying guns? Don't they understand that he can't just take them away from them,either? It's a multi-billion dollar business, and he's not about to do anything to stop that! Looks like they'd wise up, sometimes!"

Well, Mr. Irate Clerk, maybe you should try keeping up on current events, by reading information found in the article that the following excerpt was taken from, and maybe then you might just understand why all 'these idiots' are trying to buy what you're there to sell..when you can get it.

"If you, like thousands of other Americans, have Googled to find out why we are in the middle of a nationwide ammunition shortage, you would have stumbled across this 2007 blog entry.

In it, I corrected a poorly researched Associated Press story by Estes Thompson that claimed the military’s consumption of ammunition was responsible for police ammunition shortages here in the United States. Few things could have been further from the truth, but it seems rather apparent, in retrospect, that the goal of that AP article wasn't to find the truth as much as it was to (falsely) lay blame for the police ammunition shortages at the feet of George W. Bush.

The real fact of the matter is that the military got the bulk of its small arms (pistol, rifle, machine gun) ammunition from one contracted ammunition plant, and that plant wasn’t even running near capacity. The military’s consumption clearly wasn’t to blame, and anecdotal evidence and statements from ammunition manufacturers strongly suggested that police departments themselves caused the 2007 ammunition shortage by purchasing far more ammunition than they had in the past.

But what is causing our current ammunition shortages here in 2009?"

For the rest of the article go here.

It's just unbelievable how many there are out there, refusing to believe, or even willing to listen to the truth. It will be a sad day when they finally have to stand face-to-face with it, though.

Reminds me of something my Big Mama, a very wise woman, used to say:

"Those who won't listen, will have to feel."