Westboro Church Planning Protest At Victims’ Funerals
To all of us who mourn for and with the families of those who died during the events in Tucson on Saturday, we wish only for victims to be put to rest in peace now. For the love of all that is right and good in this world, we can still give them that much of dignity at least. The Westboro Baptist Church apparently disagrees. | Read More »
BREAKING: Rep. Giffords Shot During Public Appearance
Here’s a link to the detail so far. http://www.npr.org/2011/01/08/132764367/congresswoman-shot-in-arizona Apparently, Ms. Giffords was shot in the head. I’ve been attempting to find out reports regarding her condition but haven’t found any as yet. Our prayers go out to Ms. Giffords and other individuals involved in this incident.
Hey, Mr. Brooks, Thanks for Making Conservative Argument on Why Obamacare Should Be Repealed.
In this interview with Meet The Press, Harry Reid says that the media sees efforts to repeal Obamacare as being a waste of time. Really, Mr. Reid? Apparently some of the media disagree with you. In this article written by David Brooks over the NYT, not only does the author present that it is possible Republicans can repeal Obamacare but he also presents a logical, | Read More »
Conservative Innovation Can Contribute to Continuity of Leadership
This diary is primarily in response to a diary posted by Wonkish1 entitled “Conservative Innovation – The Long War”. Wonkish1’s diary emphasizes the concept that conservatives will have to become more creative and innovative in how we approach things if we want to resolve the issues our nations if facing. Of all the peoples across the face of the globe who value individualism, liberty, freedom, | Read More »
The Society of Burdens to Society
I got some news yesterday from a friend that I just have to share with RS readers. I think you’ll enjoy it. This is about four senior citizens in our area, all ladies in their seventies, who for all intents and purposes were content to just be retirees…until President Obama and his legion of socialists came along. Now, these ladies call themselves “The Society of | Read More »
Now, Coming Your Way… Death Panels 2, The Sequel
Here we go again. Put on the battle armor and let’s get on with it. From today’s NYT, provided to you by the grand Democratic leaders of this nation: Death panels, coming to you beginning Jan 1, 2011, as a service provided by your primary care physician who will be paid for these “end of life” interviews with taxpayer money. Get this part of the article: | Read More »
Feedback needed: PHRs
I’m in need of feedback on this, and plenty of it, so any and all comments are welcome, both positive and negative. This is also a diary post about a step up in personal accountability that is going on within our household. The following information is for the purpose of setting the background to this diary post. There’s a family member in our household who | Read More »
The Myth of Perfect Docility
In 1906, John D. Rockefeller made the following statement: “In our dreams we have limitless resources and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present educational conventions fade from our minds, and unhampered by tradition, we work our own goodwill upon a grateful and responsive rural folk…. The task we set before ourselves is a very beautiful one, to train | Read More »
If Social Conservatives Are Silenced….What Then?
Disclaimer: This diary post is not intended to express the views of all individuals who profess to be social conservatives. Most of the social conservatives I know respect and appreciate traditional values and principles, such as honesty, integrity, truthfulness, sincerity, generosity, courage, dependability, reliability, trustworthiness, faithfulness, self-reliance, personal accountability, prudence, wisdom, perseverance, hopefulness, patience, forbearance, loyalty….the list of values and principles is long, many beyond | Read More »
Who is “The Forgotten Man”? We are.
For those who haven’t seen this short video by Jon McNaughton regarding his painting entitled “The Forgotten Man”, I hope you follow the link provided below to watch the video. The painting is vivid in the image it presents of the crisis that our country is facing. The brief video developed by Jon McNaughton is very compelling. This is what it is all about. Who | Read More »
So, Why Did Harvard University Sell Its Holdings In Israel?
Maybe some of the folks on RS with economic expertise can explain this one. “In another blow to Israeli shares, the Harvard Management Company notified the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday that it had sold all its holdings in Israeli companies during the second quarter of 2010. No reason for the sale was mentioned. The Harvard Management Company manages Harvard University’s endowment.” | Read More »
To Chancellor Merkel et al., one American thanks you.
Okay, so it’s a bit embarassing when people from other countries show more of respect for the horrific events that occured on Sept. 11, 2001 than the leaders of our own country are inclined to do. And I’m sure that an interest in protecting their own people probably played a part in the choice that Germany has made. I can’t help but appreciate it all | Read More »
Get ready for more South Carolina intrigue!!
Here’s a copy of the statement from AP… ___________________________________________________________________________________________ SC’s Greene indicted on felony obscenity charge By MEG KINNARD (AP) – 1 hour ago COLUMBIA, S.C. — Longshot U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene has been indicted on a felony charge of showing pornography to a South Carolina college student. Court records show a grand jury in Richland County handed down the indictment Friday for disseminating, | Read More »
An Interview with Herman Cain
This video interview with Herman Cain is posted over at Hot Air this evening. I enjoyed it. The more I see of this gentleman, the more I like him. I especially appreciated his comments about Mr. Dodd and Mr. Franks. I don’t know Mr. Cain that well, but after watching him in this video I was curious as to some of the items he had | Read More »
Just how far will PC go? Eye rollers, Beware!
Okay, so sometimes the case for PC, or “behavioral modification techniques” if you want to get really technical, goes to such extremes that I can’t help but laugh. We can all use a laugh from time to time. I thought that perhaps there might be other RS readers who would enjoy this particular source of laughter as much I have. If you plan to take | Read More »
Is health care autonomy DOA? Maybe not.
There are plenty of us who want to see PPACA, commonly referred to as Obamacare, repealed. Realistically speaking, the first opportunity for this to happen will be in 2012, totally dependent on our getting a Republican President who will push the issue on repeal and enough people in Congress who will support that effort. I’m not trying to shoot down repeal. I just have my | Read More »
One of our favorite people gets support (sort of) from the last place expected
The truth being told, I would rather have my teeth pulled with no meds than to visit the NY Times website for information on anything, but a short post at Town Hall piqued my interest. So I overcame my extreme repulsion of the type of nonsense this particular source of “news” (sarc) is inclined to print and clicked on the link. Lo and behold, I | Read More »
Issa’s Report on Oil Spill Management
Rep. Issa has just turned in the report for the Committe on Oversight and Government Reform regarding the response of the current administration to the oil spill. Connect to the link for the report here. The title of the report is shown below: ___________________________________________________________________________________ How the White House Public Relations Campaign on the Oil Spill is Harming the Actual Clean-up Frontline Accounts of Oil Spill | Read More »
A Letter to Republican Leadership…Get Your Priorities Right.
I’m going to send this letter to every Republican elected official that I can find a link to. It’s my own words in this letter, but perhaps if enough us begin to stress the point that we are looking for a specific kind of leadership and that we will gladly support them on this, they’ll get the idea. A general letter to Republican leaders: If | Read More »
Now, It’s Bobby Jindal’s Turn
During the evening on Tuesday, while most of us were probably watching the events taking place in various elections, President Obama’s administration ordered Governor Bobby Jindal to halt putting sand berms into place on the Lousiana shoreline. The details are here, if you care to see them. How did Governor Jindal respond? But Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican who has been critical of the | Read More »