Travel Warning – Invasion of the Body Scanners
So, what could be more fun than a girls trip? Just me and my daughter hopping a plane for a weekend with family and old friends. Girl friends and their daughters sight seeing, talking, laughing, and telling stories of long ago. We’ve left the boys at home before and flown together, so we were just going through the motions like it was all old hat: | Read More »
Hey folks, lets thank Erick for standing in the line of fire for us!
Reading Ericks post today, I realized how much nastiness he must put up with on a daily basis. That is very wearing. So, to thank him for being willing to step out in front for the good of the country, I’m giving a donation to RedState. We can’t make the nay sayers shut up, but we can help RedState continue the fight. How about you | Read More »
New EPA regulations and US manufacturing
These articles are well worth reading from the Indiana Manufacturers Association Environment and Energy Forum, June 2010. Here are some excerpts of interest. I guess we could call it Bad News/Good News: Each year, approximately 115 million tons of coal combustion products (CCPs) are produced in the United States. Nearly 70 percent of these materials are disposed of in saturated ash impoundments or ash landfills. Most of | Read More »
Thanks Dad! Before Rush and Fox, I had you.
Happy Father’s Day, Dad. And thanks so much for putting down the morning paper and telling me what was going on in the world. Thanks for listening to NPR as you drove us to school, turning the radio off in disgust, and telling us exactly what you thought. Thanks for explaining to me why conservative principles work and liberal ones don’t. Even though I left home | Read More »
Battle of Midway – A Tribute
The following are excerpts from letters written by Ensign William R. Evans of Torpedo Squadron 8. I submit these today in memory of the brave men who died in the Battle of Midway, June 4, 1942. March, 1941: “When I can taxi off the line at seven in the morning and take off to the east light at growing incandescence, a sensation grows which is | Read More »
My dad does business in China. He is seeing a 10% cost increase in everything coming out of China for next year. He says this is due to price increases within China, currency changes, and increased shipping costs. He told me this about a month ago, and I thought about passing it along here, but didn’t have anything other than his word to cite. However, | Read More »
Gulf Oil Spill Video – good info
This is worth watching. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t found the coverage of the oil spill all that informative. Now, maybe I haven’t been looking in the right places, or watching the right news programs (I’ve been busy lately, and in the middle of a good book……), but anyway I was searching around tonight and found this informative video. Short but full | Read More »
Is President Obama Too Big To Fail?
It seems to me that Nancy Pelosi is saying to the reluctant Dems in the House (as she twists their arms and bribes them) that they must pass the Senate Health Care bill to ‘save’ President Obama’s failing presidency. In other words, he must be bailed out because he is ‘too big to fail’. He has too much invested in this bill for it not | Read More »
I Hate Talking About Cancer!
It’s funny how important everything in politics seems, until someone you love is diagnosed with cancer. Then all of a sudden, the world changes. Everything is filtered through the lens of CANCER. And then, because of Obamacare, thoughts turn back to politics. How thankful I am that we live in this great country, with the best medical care in the world available. This cancer may | Read More »
MSM – Living in a world without Climategate?
The Drudge Report linked to this article about U.N. Climate Chief Yvo de Boer’s resignation, CNN has this article, CBSnews has this article, MSNBC has the AP article linked to on Drudge, ABC news has this article, NBC has nothing, and even FOX has nothing but this AP article . Nowhere in any of these articles was Climategate mentioned. There is no mention of the leaked emails. | Read More »
Bayh Announces WILL RETIRE
Another one bites the dust! “After all these years, my passion for service to my fellow citizens is undiminished, but my desire to do so by serving in Congress has waned,” Bayh will say. Bayh will announce the decision at a press conference later today.http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/evan-bayh-retire
Obama’s Laugh Line in the SOTU, Energy Costs, and Climategate
“I know that there are those who disagree with the overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change,” said President Obama. This brought laughter from the right. Has he not heard about the lies and cover-up? Does he not care about the legitimacy of the data and conclusions drawn? Is the left too far down this road to face the truth with candor? He followed the above | Read More »
Chris Matthews – It’s Just Mean
So, what is ‘mean’ according to Mr. Matthews? Well, on his show last night he said that it was mean for Tea Party candidates (i.e. conservative Republicans) to run against moderate Republican incumbents in the primaries. Thank you, Chris for revealing the new dem talking points. I can assume that we are going to hear a lot more of this from all the other MSM. | Read More »
Brown walked the same line as Obama (and that’s a good thing)
In the Presidential election I was disgusted with the Christians who let themselves be wooed by Obama’s muted stance on abortion. ”Let us work together to reduce the number of women seeking abortions. Let’s reduce unintended pregnancies. Let’s make adoption more available,” Obama said at Notre Dame.(source) I wondered how any Christian could find this line acceptable? He walked a line that made him palatable | Read More »
Abortion, My Thoughts
In the name of women’s rights the basic right to life of unborn women (and men) is denied. Shouldn’t humans have more rights than sea turtles? Sea turtle eggs are protected by Federal law while a developing human is not. Sea turtle eggs are protected because hatched sea turtles are an endangered species. The eggs are given the same protection as the fully formed sea | Read More »
There is a new site where conservative Christian mom’s can connect. http://asamom.ning.com/ This is an outgrowth of Glenn Beck’s program where he brought in moms from across that country who had attended a Tea Party. http://www.glennbeck.com/content/videos/?uri=channels/338018/574031 This was posted today at the site: One week ago today we had 12 members. Today we have over 40,000. 40,000 in one week!!! The foundational princibles of this group: | Read More »
I’m a flat earther, according to most politicians.
My dad is in the foundry business and just sent me this note: You aren’t the only one to visit the center of power [I went to the DC Tea Party]. Flew out and back the same day. One very discouraging thing, confirmed by the American Foundry Association’s lobbyist, most people in DC think that if you don’t believe in global warming and that man | Read More »
I was there 9/12/09!
Last week I emailed a friend from high school who one year ago had a mastectomy after a breast cancer diagnosis. I said – “We need to plan our spa trip celebration of your recovery and ‘all clear’.” She called me right away. “Actually, I know this is last minute, but I want to go to the DC Tea Party.” My husband gave me the thumbs | Read More »
It seems to me that the Democrats have been able to define themselves as the compassionate party because we have let them re-define compassion. What do I mean? They have convinced the American people (Democrats and Republicans) that voting for the government to take money from the many (or the rich) and giving it to the few (or the poor) is really what compassion is | Read More »
47 Million and Obama’s Grab for Charitable Deduction $
I’ve been pondering this number. Yes, it sounds bad, very bad, and we Republicans know that it is not an accurate count of the truly no-fault-of-their-own uninsured. I have read here on Redstate estimates of 8 to 12 million that fall into this category. But how many of those are really sick? How many have accidents? How many need medical care? From http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/c/chronic/stats-country.htm Prevalance Rate for Chronic | Read More »