Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Health Care, Politicians, and the Catholic Conscience

A Troubling New Development Appears in American Politics
By Carl AndersonNEW HAVEN, Connecticut, DEC. 7, 2009 (Zenit.org).-

For decades, Americans have been subjected to the arguments of certain Catholic politicians who argued that while "personally opposed" to unjust policies like abortion, they were nonetheless unwilling to "impose" that view on the rest of the country.The argument was disingenuous, premised on the fact that somehow a "Catholic" conscience had to be put to the side in the public square.

Now, the very people who argued that they couldn't bring their private conscience into a secular public square are poised to use the law to impose a particular view on their fellow Catholics.By working and voting to include abortion coverage in health care legislation, several Catholic politicians stand at the precipice of being the deciding votes in forcing a particular immoral view on their fellow Catholics, by forcing them to fund abortion through their tax dollars.

While professing that they cannot impose their conscience on anyone else, these politicians seem to have little hesitation about imposing a political view -- one they claim to oppose in principle -- on the consciences of their fellow Catholics.

Far from Kennedy

Catholic politicians willing to forsake their own consciences and impose a directly anti-Catholic view on others have come a long way from the legacy of American history's highest profile Catholic statesman, John F. Kennedy, who while discussing his role as a Catholic and candidate for president said: "If the time should ever come -- and I do not concede any conflict to be even remotely possible -- when my office would require me to either violate my conscience or violate the national interest, then I would resign the office; and I hope any conscientious public servant would do the same."

And while some might consider that Catholic politicians have disagreed with the public policy recommendations of their bishops in a variety of areas, the key is this: Many issues are prudential and open to reasonable disagreement; but the inalienable right to life in the context of abortion is not -- it is fundamental and it may not be compromised.

As Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger -- now Benedict XVI -- noted about Catholic politicians in 2004:
"Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion."He added: "While
the Church exhorts civil authorities to seek peace, not war, and to exercise
discretion and mercy in imposing punishment on criminals, it may still be
permissible to take up arms to repel an aggressor or to have recourse to capital
punishment. There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics
about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to
abortion."


Unjust law
Catholic politicians must now consider the effect of national legislation mandating Catholic cooperation in abortion. In his famous pro-life encyclical, "Evangelium Vitae," Pope John Paul II said: "The passing of unjust laws often raises difficult problems of conscience for morally upright people with regard to the issue of cooperation, since they have a right to demand not to be forced to take part in morally evil actions."

He said further: "Christians, like all people of good will, are called upon under grave obligation of conscience not to cooperate formally in practices which, even if permitted by civil legislation, are contrary to God's law. Indeed, from the moral standpoint, it is never licit to cooperate formally in evil.

[…]"This cooperation can never be justified either by invoking respect for the
freedom of others or by appealing to the fact that civil law permits it or
requires it. Each individual in fact has moral responsibility for the acts which
he personally performs; no one can be exempted from this responsibility, and on
the basis of it everyone will be judged by God himself" (74).
It is doubly ironic that a law that would force millions to violate their conscience by paying their taxes and would entangle thousands of Catholic physicians, nurses, hospitals and charities in the evil of abortion is being considered at precisely a time when the majority of Americans -- in greater and greater numbers -- are increasingly becoming more pro-life.

Catholic public officials in Washington have the power to prevent this moral tragedy from happening. They should not hesitate to do so.

* * *Carl Anderson is the supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus and a New York Times bestselling author.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Bipartisanship of our government?

Nope. Nodda. No can do. They are just not interested. Watching the House of Representatives on November 7Th work out the dreaded Pelosicare bill was predictably straight down party lines save one or two traitors. It's a mindless leadership in DC on the Democrat side, they are just happy to be in control. They are not interested in being good and fair and serving the citizens of this great nation, just in control.

They are not interested in telling the truth, being transparent, or remotely bipartisan. They have no interest in sharing the limelight with the 'other side.' This president is not the president of the entire nation, only the ones that agree with him. The other side are just those that need to be corrected and put in the corner powerless.

Many on Twitter are calling the POTUS a manchild in a big and rich playground. I agree, he plays golf while men and women are in harms way waiting for reinforcements. He gambles with our money and jobs in his continual power-grabs of our representatives, forcing them into situations where voting on legislation is nearly impossible. He has surrounded himself with shock-thinkers he wishes he was more like, but isn't brave enough, and he is way to sensitive. This is not the characteristic of a winning national leader, much less a world leader.

George Washington stated in his first Inaugural address,
"No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible hand which
conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States. Every
step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems
to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency; and in the
important revolution just accomplished in the system of their united government
the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct communities
from which the event has resulted not be compared with the means by which most
governments have been established without some return of pious gratitude, along
with a humble anticipation of the future blessings which the past seem to
presage."
Washington went on to say further in his Inaugural address,
"I behold the surest pledges that as on one side no local prejudices or
attachments, no separate views nor party animosities, will misdirect the
comprehensive and equal eye which ought to watch over this great assemblage of
communities and interests, so on another, that the foundation of our national
policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality,
and the preeminence of free government be exemplified by all the attributes
which can win the affections of its citizens and command the respect of the
world."
The present situation in our country is the result of defiance of these initial pledges of our first president. Basically, the present POTUS probably never read these goals that came from one who saw first hand, was shot at, nearly killed, drudged through snow, heat, and rain on barely enough rations to keep sustained for weeks and months in pursuit of his newly formed constitution and nation. The present POTUS never fought in a war, never was surrounded by others with kindred hearts for cause of their country and liberty. He never felt the pang of slavery, hunger, only spoiled privileges and favors.

Our nation is in the wrong hands, our nation is in the wrong direction, our nation has lost respect of the history of blood, sweat, and tears spent on such a noble cause as freedom, independence, and just pure motives for getting along as one united nations of states.

How do we get back to where we came from? We must all revisit our history and revisit the founding fathers and what they said, did, and went through. We need to be re-educated.

Especially this POTUS.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

HR 2918 Appropriations Bill


H.R.2918

Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes. (Reported in House)

HR 2918 RH
Union Calendar No. 79
111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2918
[Report No. 111-160]

Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 17, 2009

Ms. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the following bill; which was committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed
A BILL
Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes, namely:

TITLE I--LEGISLATIVE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BRANCH
Salaries and Expenses
For salaries and expenses of the House of Representatives, $1,375,300,000, as follows:
HOUSE LEADERSHIP OFFICES
For salaries and expenses, as authorized by law, $25,881,000, including: Office of the Speaker, $5,077,000, including $25,000 for official expenses of the Speaker; Office of the Majority Floor Leader, $2,530,000, including $10,000 for official expenses of the Majority Leader; Office of the Minority Floor Leader, $4,565,000, including $10,000 for official expenses of the Minority Leader; Office of the Majority Whip, including the Chief Deputy Majority Whip, $2,194,000, including $5,000 for official expenses of the Majority Whip; Office of the Minority Whip, including the Chief Deputy Minority Whip, $1,690,000, including $5,000 for official expenses of the Minority Whip; Speaker's Office for Legislative Floor Activities, $517,000; Republican Steering Committee, $981,000; Republican Conference, $1,748,000; Republican Policy Committee, $362,000; Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, $1,366,000; Democratic Caucus, $1,725,000; nine minority employees, $1,552,000; training and program development--majority, $290,000; training and program development--minority, $290,000; Cloakroom Personnel--majority, $497,000; and Cloakroom Personnel--minority, $497,000.
Members' Representational Allowances
Including Members' Clerk Hire, Official Expenses of Members, and Official Mail
For Members' representational allowances, including Members' clerk hire, official expenses, and official mail, $660,000,000.

Committee Employees
Standing Committees, Special and Select
For salaries and expenses of standing committees, special and select, authorized by House resolutions, $139,878,000: Provided, That such amount shall remain available for such salaries and expenses until December 31, 2010, except that $1,000,000 of such amount shall remain available until expended for committee room upgrading.

Committee on Appropriations
For salaries and expenses of the Committee on Appropriations, $31,300,000, including studies and examinations of executive agencies and temporary personal services for such committee, to be expended in accordance with section 202(b) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 and to be available for reimbursement to agencies for services performed: Provided, That such amount shall remain available for such salaries and expenses until December 31, 2010.
Salaries, Officers and Employees
For compensation and expenses of officers and employees, as authorized by law, $200,301,000, including: for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Clerk, including not more than $23,000, of which not more than $20,000 is for the Family Room, for official representation and reception expenses, $32,089,000 of which $4,600,000 shall remain available until expended; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Sergeant at Arms, including the position of Superintendent of Garages, and including not more than $3,000 for official representation and reception expenses, $9,509,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer including not more than $3,000 for official representation and reception expenses, $130,782,000, of which $3,937,000 shall remain available until expended; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Inspector General, $5,045,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Operations, $4,445,000, to remain available until expended; for salaries and expenses of the Office of General Counsel, $1,415,000; for the Office of the Chaplain, $179,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Parliamentarian, including the Parliamentarian, $2,000 for preparing the Digest of Rules, and not more than $1,000 for official representation and reception expenses, $2,060,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the House, $3,258,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the House, $8,814,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of Interparliamentary Affairs, $859,000; for other authorized employees, $1,249,000; and for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Historian, including the cost of the House Fellows Program (including lodging and related expenses for visiting Program participants), $597,000.

Allowances and Expenses
For allowances and expenses as authorized by House resolution or law, $317,940,000, including: supplies, materials, administrative costs and Federal tort claims, $3,948,000; official mail for committees, leadership offices, and administrative offices of the House, $201,000; Government contributions for health, retirement, Social Security, and other applicable employee benefits, $278,378,000, including employee tuition assistance benefit payments, $3,500,000, if authorized, and employee child care benefit payments, $1,000,000, if authorized; Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, $27,698,000, of which $9,000,000 shall remain available until expended; transition activities for new members and staff, $2,907,000; Wounded Warrior Program, $2,500,000, to be derived from funding provided for this purpose in Division G of Public Law 111-8; Office of Congressional Ethics, $1,548,000; Energy Demonstration Projects, $2,500,000, if authorized, to remain available until expended; and miscellaneous items including purchase, exchange, maintenance, repair and operation of House motor vehicles, interparliamentary receptions, and gratuities to heirs of deceased employees of the House, $760,000.

Child Care Center
For salaries and expenses of the House of Representatives Child Care Center, such amounts as are deposited in the account established by section 312(d)(1) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1992 (2 U.S.C. 2062), subject to the level specified in the budget of the Center, as submitted to the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives.
Administrative Provisions
Sec. 101. (a) REQUIRING AMOUNTS REMAINING IN MEMBERS' REPRESENTATIONAL ALLOWANCES TO BE USED FOR DEFICIT REDUCTION OR TO REDUCE THE FEDERAL DEBT- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any amounts appropriated under this Act for `HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES--SALARIES AND EXPENSES--MEMBERS' REPRESENTATIONAL ALLOWANCES' shall be available only for fiscal year 2010. Any amount remaining after all payments are made under such allowances for fiscal year 2010 shall be deposited in the Treasury and used for deficit reduction (or, if there is no Federal budget deficit after all such payments have been made, for reducing the Federal debt, in such manner as the Secretary of the Treasury considers appropriate).

(b) REGULATIONS- The Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives shall have authority to prescribe regulations to carry out this section.
(c) DEFINITION- As used in this section, the term `Member of the House of Representatives' means a Representative in, or a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress.
SEC. 102. Effective with respect to fiscal year 2010 and each succeeding fiscal year, the aggregate amount otherwise authorized to be appropriated for a fiscal year for the lump-sum allowance for each of the following offices is increased as follows:
(1) The allowance for the office of the Majority Whip is increased by $96,000.
(2) The allowance for the office of the Minority Whip is increased by $96,000.

Joint Committee on Taxation
Joint Economic Committee
For salaries and expenses of the Joint Economic Committee, $4,814,000, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate.

Joint Committee on Taxation
For salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on Taxation, $11,451,000, to be disbursed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives.

For other joint items, as follows:

Office of the Attending Physician
For medical supplies, equipment, and contingent expenses of the emergency rooms, and for the Attending Physician and his assistants, including: (1) an allowance of $2,175 per month to the Attending Physician; (2) an allowance of $1,300 per month to the Senior Medical Officer; (3) an allowance of $725 per month each to three medical officers while on duty in the Office of the Attending Physician; (4) an allowance of $725 per month to two assistants and $580 per month each not to exceed 11 assistants on the basis heretofore provided for such assistants; and (5) $2,366,000 for reimbursement to the Department of the Navy for expenses incurred for staff and equipment assigned to the Office of the Attending Physician, which shall be advanced and credited to the applicable appropriation or appropriations from which such salaries, allowances, and other expenses are payable and shall be available for all the purposes thereof, $3,805,000, to be disbursed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives.
Office of Congressional Accessibility Services
SALARIES AND EXPENSES
For salaries and expenses of the Office of Congressional Accessibility Services, $1,314,000, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate.

Statements of Appropriations
For the preparation, under the direction of the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives, of the statements for the first session of the 111th Congress, showing appropriations made, indefinite appropriations, and contracts authorized, together with a chronological history of the regular appropriations bills as required by law, $30,000, to be paid to the persons designated by the chairmen of such committees to supervise the work.

CAPITOL POLICE
salaries
For salaries of employees of the Capitol Police, including overtime, hazardous duty pay differential, and Government contributions for health, retirement, social security, professional liability insurance, and other applicable employee benefits, $263,198,000, to be disbursed by the Chief of the Capitol Police or his designee.

GENERAL EXPENSES
For necessary expenses of the Capitol Police, including motor vehicles, communications and other equipment, security equipment and installation, uniforms, weapons, supplies, materials, training, medical services, forensic services, stenographic services, personal and professional services, the employee assistance program, the awards program, postage, communication services, travel advances, relocation of instructor and liaison personnel for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and not more than $5,000 to be expended on the certification of the Chief of the Capitol Police in connection with official representation and reception expenses, $61,914,000, to be disbursed by the Chief of the Capitol Police or his designee: Provided, That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the cost of basic training for the Capitol Police at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center for fiscal year 2010 shall be paid by the Secretary of Homeland Security from funds available to the Department of Homeland Security.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
SEC. 1001. TRANSFER AUTHORITY- Amounts appropriated for fiscal year 2010 for the Capitol Police may be transferred between the headings `SALARIES' and `GENERAL EXPENSES' upon the approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate.
OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE
Salaries and Expenses

For salaries and expenses of the Office of Compliance, as authorized by section 305 of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1385), $4,335,000, of which $884,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2011: Provided, That the Executive Director of the Office of Compliance may, within the limits of available appropriations, dispose of surplus or obsolete personal property by interagency transfer, donation, or discarding: Provided further, That not more than $500 may be expended on the certification of the Executive Director of the Office of Compliance in connection with official representation and reception expenses.
CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE
Salaries and Expenses

For salaries and expenses necessary for operation of the Congressional Budget Office, including not more than $6,000 to be expended on the certification of the Director of the Congressional Budget Office in connection with official representation and reception expenses, $45,165,000.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
SEC. 1101- MODIFICATIONS TO EXECUTIVE EXCHANGE PROGRAM- (a) EXPANSION OF NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS- Section 1201(b) of the Legislative Branch Apropriations Act, 2008 (2 U.S.C. 611 note) is amended by striking `3' each place it appears and inserting `5'.
(b) PERMANENT EXTENSION OF PROGRAM- Section 1201 of such Act (2 U.S.C. 611 note) is amended--
(1) by striking subsection (d) and redesignating subsection (e) as subsection (d); and
(2) in subsection (d), as so redesignated, by strking `Subject to subsection (d), this section' and inserting `This section'.
(c) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendments made by this section shall take effect as if included in the enactment of the Legislatve Branch Appropriations Act, 2008.
ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL
General Administration

For salaries for the Architect of the Capitol, and other personal services, at rates of pay provided by law; for surveys and studies in connection with activities under the care of the Architect of the Capitol; for all necessary expenses for the general and administrative support of the operations under the Architect of the Capitol including the Botanic Garden; electrical substations of the Capitol, Senate and House office buildings, and other facilities under the jurisdiction of the Architect of the Capitol; including furnishings and office equipment; including not more than $5,000 for official reception and representation expenses, to be expended as the Architect of the Capitol may approve; for purchase or exchange, maintenance, and operation of a passenger motor vehicle, $109,392,000, of which $8,950,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2014.
Historic Buildings Revitalization Trust Fund
For a payment to the Historic Buildings Revitalization Trust Fund established under section 1201, $60,000,000, to remain available until expended.
Capitol Building
For necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation of the Capitol, $32,800,000, of which $6,241,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2014.
Capitol Grounds
For all necessary expenses for care and improvement of grounds surrounding the Capitol, the Senate and House office buildings, and the Capitol Power Plant, $10,920,000, of which $1,410,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2014.
House Office Buildings
For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation of the House office buildings, $100,466,000, of which $53,360,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2014.
Capitol Power Plant
For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation of the Capitol Power Plant; lighting, heating, power (including the purchase of electrical energy) and water and sewer services for the Capitol, Senate and House office buildings, Library of Congress buildings, and the grounds about the same, Botanic Garden, Senate garage, and air conditioning refrigeration not supplied from plants in any of such buildings; heating the Government Printing Office and Washington City Post Office, and heating and chilled water for air conditioning for the Supreme Court Building, the Union Station complex, the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building and the Folger Shakespeare Library, expenses for which shall be advanced or reimbursed upon request of the Architect of the Capitol and amounts so received shall be deposited into the Treasury to the credit of this appropriation, $125,083,000, of which $31,560,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2014: Provided, That not more than $8,000,000 of the funds credited or to be reimbursed to this appropriation as herein provided shall be available for obligation during fiscal year 2010.
Library Buildings and Grounds
For all necessary expenses for the mechanical and structural maintenance, care and operation of the Library buildings and grounds, $41,937,000, of which $15,750,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2014.
Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds and Security
For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation of buildings, grounds and security enhancements of the United States Capitol Police, wherever located, the Alternate Computer Facility, and AOC security operations, $26,364,000, of which $7,750,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2014.
Botanic Garden
For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation of the Botanic Garden and the nurseries, buildings, grounds, and collections; and purchase and exchange, maintenance, repair, and operation of a passenger motor vehicle; all under the direction of the Joint Committee on the Library, $11,263,000, of which $900,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2014: Provided, That of the amount made available under this heading, the Architect may obligate and expend such sums as may be necessary for the maintenance, care and operation of the National Garden established under section 307E of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1989 (2 U.S.C. 2146), upon vouchers approved by the Architect or a duly authorized designee.
Capitol Visitor Center
For necessary expenses for Capitol Visitor Center operations costs, $23,166,000.
Administrative Provisions
Sec. 1201. HISTORIC BUILDINGS REVITALIZATION TRUST FUND- (a) ESTABLISHMENT- There is hereby established in the Treasury of the United States, as an account for the Architect of the Capitol, the Historic Buildings Revitalization Trust Fund (hereafter in this section referred to as the `Fund').
(b) Use of Amounts- Amounts in the Fund shall be used by the Architect of the Capitol for the revitalization of the major historical buildings and assets which the Architect is responsible for maintaining and preserving, except that the Architect may not obligate any amounts in the Fund without the approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate.
(c) Effective Date- This section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2010 and each succeeding fiscal year.
Sec.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Coppenhagan Treaty?

Sail on! O ship of state,
Sail on! O union strong and great.
Humanity with all its fear,
With all the hopes of future years,
Is hanging breathless on thy fate
~Longfellow

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

NCGOP goes after Perdue's Campaign Travel

Much like what we are seeing all over our country, Fetzer is finding out that Democrat campaigns were not totally up and up with their recording of traveling and other campaign affairs. We shall see.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Maria Shriver: Pulling Illegal activities without recourse

Texting with her cellphone while driving, Maria Shriver, married to the governor of California, was caught on camera performing an illegal act in public. She should know better, but no ticket. Now this afternoon, she is at it again, parking in a 'red' zone while keeping a doctor's appointment. Was this an emergency doctor's visit or just a routine checkup? Would that really matter? But here she is parked for about an hour in the "No Parking" which is a Fire Zone designation. Did she get a ticket this time? Why no. Nope, no ticket this time either. Seems like California's First lady has the run of the place, doing whatever she pleases without any need for feeling responsible.

Earlier this past summer, I reported on an interview that Ms. Shriver gave a Catholic News agency about how she deems herself a devout, even a GOOD Catholic even though she doesn't adhere on all the basic Church teachings, including pro-life issues. She even when as far as to say that she and the pastor of her parish are great friends. She receives communion, probably doesn't attend penance services, but again, she has no reason to feel responsible for her actions.

Does this give you the creeps? Or at least anger you that the average Citizen can't get this same treatment? We would be paying fines, given tickets, etc.

Sheesh!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Obama's Gay Rights for Equal Employment Opp

You only THINK you've seen it all. In this video, you will see that Obama's nominee for the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, Chai Feldblum, has been hard at work on this angle for the homosexual movement. With Obama appearing at a homosexual convention the other day stating that He will be signing legislation for them, then assigning this Chai Feldbaun to the task of attacking employers and businesses to accept (damn it!) gays or else! It's getting his foothold on the neck of the traditional family's last glimmer of hope to stay alive.

They speak of equality, they talk about morality, they are pushing their agendas with words like responsibility, equality, fairness, and acceptance. Feldbaum speaks of a "war that needs to be fought, not in Iraq or the middle East, but right here, to convince people that morality demands homosexuals be accepted!"

This POTUS, has no faith, no church, no close walk with Christ for guidance, just lobbyists, corporations, and sponsors continually whispering in his ears, "We will make you big and strong, we will make you the hero of all, everyone will love you and honor you as the savior of our country and the WORLD!! You, our dear Obama, will be bigger than MLK, bigger than Elvis, bigger than Jesus Christ Himself! You will be written in the books of history as the Change the world could and DID believe in! Keep walking our walk, keep talking our talk because you don't have your own design, just ours. You are our puppet, just like all the other gays in the limelight right now, we will use you to our convenience. We use people who will stand up for anything that will get them fame and money and power. So, that's is, keep on talking our talk, you are doing our mission much good."

So, what can we do? Organizations like NC Family Policy Council, Christian Action League are places to start learning how this government is trying to both approve of and implement this thinking into our schools, churches, medical centers, as well as media. Also, we should not just sit back and accept these alternative ways of thinking. We are NOT powerless, we do have a voice, and possibly, just possibly it is our job in society to speak up for the return to good moral living, thinking, and parameters for if we don't there will not be a black and white, right or wrong, up or down, just lots of gray, no direction, and no parameters to keep. Chaos, only chaos without the security of knowing where one stands.

The bottom line here is this: Children, raised in a responsible home, have parameters to which their conduct is taught, staying in and knowing where they are gives them security and confidence. We are no different, only older. If one doesn't stand for something, one falls for anything. Fight for what is right and be persecuted for it, be not afraid, our society is worth fighting for, our children are worth fighting for, our country is worth fighting for.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Glenn Beck's 9/12 Project

9 Principles, 12 Values
The 9 Principles
1.
America Is Good.
2.
I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.
God “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.” from George Washington’s first Inaugural address.
3.
I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
Honesty “I hope that I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider to be the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” George Washington
4.
The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
Marriage/Family “It is in the love of one’s family only that heartfelt happiness is known. By a law of our nature, we cannot be happy without the endearing connections of a family.” Thomas Jefferson
5.
If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
Justice “I deem one of the essential principles of our government… equal and exact justice to all men of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political.” Thomas Jefferson
6.
I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness “Everyone has a natural right to choose that vocation in life which he thinks most likely to give him comfortable subsistence.” Thomas Jefferson
7.
I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
Charity “It is not everyone who asketh that deserveth charity; all however, are worth of the inquiry or the deserving may suffer.” George Washington
8.
It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
On your right to disagree “In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude; every man will speak as he thinks, or more properly without thinking.” George Washington
9.
The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.
Who works for whom?
“I consider the people who constitute a society or a nation as the source of
all authority in that nation.” Thomas Jefferson

The 12 Values*
Honesty*
Reverence*
Hope*
Thrift*
Humility*
Charity*
Sincerity*
Moderation*
Hard Work*
Courage*
Personal Responsibility*
Gratitude

Saturday, October 3, 2009

View from the Domestic Church: Visiting the EWTN studio this past week to film my new series!#comment-form

It is so exciting to continue to learn of all the wonderful things Donna Marie is doing for we moms and our families! Here is just one more to add to her amazing contributions to the Catholic world!

View from the Domestic Church: Visiting the EWTN studio this past week to film my new series!#comment-form

Thanks, Donna, you are an amazing woman!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Ego has landed!!!! Chicago is cut FIRST!!!!! Yippee!!

Odrama and his Queen and favorite roadie made their narcissistic plea thinking that they had it in the bag are deflated. Awhhhhhhh, to bad, looks like not EVERYONE like them and how they thing it's all about them.

Personally, Chicago has a bad reputation of both corruption and gang violence. Notably, there is no doubt in my mind that other countries would be very concerned about sending their athletes in a very violent atmosphere.

To me this is just a big DUH!!!

Glenn Beck's show today was GREAT!!!

The guest today were 3 Moms with a purpose. I like 'em! Mommy Life is a blog and a movement that I just learned about today and I will be blogrolling them and watching them.

Glenn Beck started a movement called 9/12 and they have taken it and run with it.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Odrama has NO interest in bi-partisanship. NONE

He has become more and more left and has no interest of doing the right thing with this country. He has no business as POTUS...no business.

We need to impeach him.....NOW.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The National Teaparty in DC: 9/12 project

This was my first BIG rally! I had attended the Marriage Rally in Raleigh, NC and helped organize a Tax Day Teaparty in my town, but when I got the call to attend the National Teaparty in DC on September 12th, I was a bit apprehensive. BUT I went.



My friend Vicky and I joined a group of patriots in Roanoke Rapids, NC at 4:30 am Saturday, September 12th, leaving my knight-in-shining-armour to hold down the home with our daughters. It was dark, but the enthusiasm, energy, joy, and ready-to-make-a stand feeling I saw in everyone we met that early in the morning was truly comforting. Fifty-six of us rode in the tour bus, followed by a 15-passenger van that they rented at the last minute (as more patriots kept calling our organizer to attend the rally) along with a pick-up truck with a few last minute tag-alongs.



As we made our way up I95 to Washington, we kept passing other buses full of red/white&blue clad patriots waving back at us. Bus after bus full of Americans scared, fed up, and just plain angry about how the Democrat administration has been taking our country off course of our founding fathers' intended existence. During the 3.5 hour journey, things were rather quiet, some trying to get a little more sleep, others reading, listening to ipods, or those like me, watching out the window thinking about the day ahead. What is it going to be like? How many of us are there? and will there be trouble, will we be heard, is this going to make a difference?



Vicky told me as we were approaching the DC area and the monuments were beginning to peak into view, that she had never been to Washington, DC and that she really hadn't cared to with the way things have been for so many years. I felt sad at first, but sort of understood. I remembered my first visit to the Capitol, how excited I felt, how patriotic and proud I was seeing all the amazing monuments, building, and gazing at our nation's Capitol! How beautiful it was and how I just stared at it...couldn't get my eyes off of it. As my family drove through the streets of DC, we would see limos, buildings, and engravings of amazing sayings.



Anyway, back to the present, we got unloaded and began to see big gathering of other patriots. About an hour into the event someone told us that we had filled the entire length of Pennsylvania Avenue all the way to the Capitol. We cheered, our numbers were up, more and more Americans have heard the call of their country and come to help make a difference. She needs us, and we need her for as Michelle Bachman says, "Thousands come to America every year for safety, a better life, and protection from the oppression they are experiencing in their countries. If we muck up America, where are we going to go?"



The atmosphere was one of collaboration, one goal, solidarity, peace. No one was rude, angry, or impolite, I didn't see any problems at all. Everyone was smiling, laughing and cheering together as one. I kept thinking about how at Pope John Paul II's funeral the atmosphere was peaceful, sad, but yet joyful at the gift of his papacy. No violence, trouble, just prayer, pride, and fellow admirers of the beloved late pope and how so many came to his funeral and that the event went off without a hitch, the same was happening today for our country. Yes, I had prayed for travel protection, asked others to pray for our trip and for the day. It just seemed so right and peaceful. No one looked at what party you belonged to, or what faith you had, it was the common ground we all were there for that took presidence this day.


On the bus ride back, the mood was one of enthusiasm, empowerment, many were talking about the next rally, some were talking about having one soon. "We don't want to lose this energy and enthusiasm." Everyone was exchanging phone numbers, emails, and Facebook pages with a promise to keep up with each other and plan the next rally soon. Vicky wants to form a teaparty network state by state with a national connection so that each state would be contacted for rallies, phone calling, whatever so that we can best work for the American liberty and freedom we are fast losing if we don't stand up now.


At the end of the day, we were tired, I checked my pedometer and it read, 20,548 steps in ONE day! No wonder my thighs ached all the next day, I could barely kneel at Mass Sunday morning!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Catholics against Obamacare

This is a very important time in our country's history. Please be a part of it and don't drink the koolaide!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Today's vocabulary Lesson

With so many words being thrown at us in regurgitated talking points. I wanted to stop and look up words and put a meaning behind what is running on a never-ending cycle of banter in the news.

Tyranny:

Date: 14th century
1 : oppressive power ; especially : oppressive power exerted by government
2 a : a government in which absolute power is vested in a single ruler; especially : one characteristic of an ancient Greek city-state b : the office, authority, and administration of a tyrant
3 : a rigorous condition imposed by some outside agency or force
4 : a tyrannical act



Globalization:

Function: noun
Date: 1951
: the act or process of globalizing : the state of being globalized; especially : the development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by free trade, free flow of capital, and the tapping of cheaper foreign labor markets



Global Village: The world regarded as having become a single community by the effects of mass media, rapid travel, etc.



Polarization:

Pronunciation: \ˌ-lə-rə-ˈ-shən\
Function: noun
Date: 1812
1 : the action of polarizing or state of being or becoming polarized: as a (1) : the action or process of affecting radiation and especially light so that the vibrations of the wave assume a definite form (2) : the state of radiation affected by this process b : an increase in the resistance of an electrolytic cell often caused by the deposition of gas on one or both electrodes c : magnetization 2 a : division into two opposites b : concentration about opposing extremes of groups or interests formerly ranged on a continuum


Socialism:

Function: noun
Date: 1837
1 : any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods2 a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state3 : a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.

Marxism:

Function: noun
Date: 1887
: the political, economic, and social principles and policies advocated by Marx; especially : a theory and practice of socialism including the labor theory of value, dialectical materialism, the class struggle, and dictatorship of the proletariat until the establishment of a classless society
— Marx·ist \-sist\ noun or adjective

Tort:
Function: noun
Date: 1586
: a wrongful act other than a breach of contract for which relief may be obtained in the form of damages or an injunction

Which means that Tort Reform would be needed to help defray insurance costs for the outrageous number of malpractice suits in our courts today?

I am sure there are more words that are being used today.....I just can't remember them, but I will and as I do, they will be promptly looked up and recorded here.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Odrama Care, all 1017 pages!

Yes, this is the bill. It's too complicated, and my knight said we can't print it out....a ink issue.

Anyway, I will be reading this and getting notes on it asap!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Adrienne's Catholic Corner: Health Care in 1984

Adrienne's Catholic Corner: Health Care in 1984

You will be reported!!

If you don't like what Odrama is doing, question what his administration is calling for, pass on information, or anything that someone deems contrary to the present administration you will be reported to the flag@whitehouse.gov

Yikes!

HT: Adrienne's Catholic Corner

Friday, July 24, 2009

The President is QUITE "Stupidly" in my opinion!!

Not a fan by any far reaching thought of Odrama and his dog and pony show, however there is material to be used on his behalf. With the current extremely racist president at the nation's helm, we have yet one more clear example of just how racial he really is. Below is his "apology" to the police officer in Cambridge, MA, along with my opinion of his comment in bold.

The White House released the official transcript of President Barack Obama’s remarks this afternoon on the controversy surrounding the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release July 24, 2009
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room
2:33 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Hey, it’s a cameo appearance. Sit down, sit down. I need to help Gibbs out a little bit here.

He thinks he's so cool, he isn't very formal and smart as he talks this way in public. No one respects him, he doesn't command respect by the way he acts....Mr. Cool!

Q Are you the new press secretary?

THE PRESIDENT: If you got to do a job, do it yourself. (Laughter.)

I wanted to address you guys directly because over the last day and a half obviously there’s been all sorts of controversy around the incident that happened in Cambridge with Professor Gates and the police department there.

His continued informal speak (You guys)is very Unpresidential and immature for this office.

I actually just had a conversation with Sergeant Jim Crowley, the officer involved. And I have to tell you that as I said yesterday, my impression of him was that he was a outstanding police officer and a good man, and that was confirmed in the phone conversation — and I told him that.

And because this has been ratcheting up — and I obviously helped to contribute ratcheting it up — I want to make clear that in my choice of words I think I unfortunately gave an impression that I was maligning the Cambridge Police Department or Sergeant Crowley specifically — and I could have calibrated those words differently. And I told this to Sergeant Crowley.

"I think I....gave an impression that I was maligning with CPD..and should have calibrated those words differently!!!" You are the freaken President of the US! You think you should choose your words more carefully!!! Holy Cow, what a revelation!

I continue to believe, based on what I have heard, that there was an overreaction in pulling Professor Gates out of his home to the station. I also continue to believe, based on what I heard, that Professor Gates probably overreacted as well. My sense is you’ve got two good people in a circumstance in which neither of them were able to resolve the incident in the way that it should have been resolved and the way they would have liked it to be resolved.
You continue to think?? That's not what you said originally! You blamed it on the officer!

The fact that it has garnered so much attention I think is a testimony to the fact that these are issues that are still very sensitive here in America. So to the extent that my choice of words didn’t illuminate, but rather contributed to more media frenzy, I think that was unfortunate.

You THINK it's a testimony that we still have sensitivity in the area of racial issues?? You THINK!! You THINK your words...ILLUMINATING the issue was unfortunate!?? Really!!

What I’d like to do then I make sure that everybody steps back for a moment, recognizes that these are two decent people, not extrapolate too much from the facts — but as I said at the press conference, be mindful of the fact that because of our history, because of the difficulties of the past, you know, African Americans are sensitive to these issues. And even when you’ve got a police officer who has a fine track record on racial sensitivity, interactions between police officers and the African American community can sometimes be fraught with misunderstanding.

JUST African-Americans!!!??? Just African-Americans??

My hope is, is that as a consequence of this event this ends up being what’s called a “teachable moment,” where all of us instead of pumping up the volume spend a little more time listening to each other and try to focus on how we can generally improve relations between police officers and minority communities, and that instead of flinging accusations we can all be a little more reflective in terms of what we can do to contribute to more unity. Lord knows we need it right now — because over the last two days as we’ve discussed this issue, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but nobody has been paying much attention to health care. (Laughter.)

"A teachable moment" for whom? The people of the US? African-Americans? Us white-folk? or you, Mr. POTUS with the big, stupid mouth who threw the biggest accusation of all toward the police officer? By the way, why don't you talk to your press and see if possibly they could stop covering this stuff so one-sidedly, if at all making it bigger than it ought to be in the first place?

I will not use this time to spend more words on health care, although I can’t guarantee that that will be true next week. I just wanted to emphasize that — one last point I guess I would make. There are some who say that as President I shouldn’t have stepped into this at all because it’s a local issue. I have to tell you that that part of it I disagree with. The fact that this has become such a big issue I think is indicative of the fact that race is still a troubling aspect of our society. Whether I were black or white, I think that me commenting on this and hopefully contributing to constructive — as opposed to negative — understandings about the issue, is part of my portfolio.

The only reason this has become a big issue is because YOU STEPPED INTO IT!!! This is a local issue and your narcissist personality seems to prevent you from thinking you can do wrong local, state, corporate, or Federal...and the WORLD!!! You had no business in this local issue, much less in foreign, corporate, and financial, but hey...you are narcisstic and the 'Chosen One'

So at the end of the conversation there was a discussion about — my conversation with Sergeant Crowley, there was discussion about he and I and Professor Gates having a beer here in the White House. We don’t know if that’s scheduled yet — (laughter) — but we may put that together.

Sheesh! Yea, right...you just needed another laugh didn't you. We won't be holding our breath for this meeting any more than we would hold our breath for your appearance with Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh!!

He also did say he wanted to find out if there was a way of getting the press off his lawn. (Laughter.) I informed him that I can’t get the press off my lawn. (Laughter.) He pointed out that my lawn is bigger than his lawn. (Laughter.) But if anybody has any connections to the Boston press, as well as national press, Sergeant Crowley would be happy for you to stop trampling his grass.

Ok some clarification here, the Washington, DC lawn is NOT YOUR lawn it's our lawn! and yes, you DO have pull to get the press off his lawn....you just refuse to do it since you want this to continue to fester, don't you?

All right. Thank you, guys.



Again with the "guys" thing.....Odrama, you are way too immature for this position.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Congress woman tests the will of congress

House Passes Granger IMF Amendment

Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX), the Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee for State-Foreign Operations, reinforced the will of Congress today with an amendment to prohibit funds in the State-Foreign Operations Appropriations bill from being used by the Secretary of the Treasury to negotiate any agreement in breach of enacted provisions in the War Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2009 that was signed into law in June.

The Granger amendment reaffirms Congress' role in controlling the Administration as it spends hundreds of billions of dollars in multilateral foreign assistance. In a show of bipartisan support, the House passed the Granger amendment by an overwhelming vote of 429-2. Granger released the following statement after the passage of the amendment:

“I appreciate the bipartisan support for my amendment. I think we can all agree that now more than ever we need to keep a watchful eye on how we spend money – regardless of whether it’s spent domestically or overseas.

“Sending money overseas, and to an organization such as the IMF with no commitment from the Administration to ensure the funds are used properly or will not be given to any state sponsor of terrorism is completely unacceptable,” said Granger.

Last month, the Democrat majority in Congress provided President Obama with $108 billion in new funding for the International Monetary Fund as well as approved for the IMF to sell 13 million ounces of gold with proceeds providing a cushion for their internal operating expenses. In doing so, Congress provided for an unprecedented expansion of IMF resources and powers.

On June 24, when President Obama signed the fiscal year 2009 supplemental into law, he issued a signing statement saying he would ignore guidelines put in place by Congress when the IMF funding was approved. The very provisions ignored by President Obama provide some of the only oversight that the United States exercises over the IMF – an organization that will triple in size this year because of the supplemental allocation.

On June 23 during the markup of the State-Foreign Operations bill, the full Committee accepted an amendment by Congresswoman Granger that severely limited the IMF’s authority, including a requirement that the US contribute no more than 20% of the total to the IMF’s emergency loans and a requirement that the U.S. contribution to the IMF emergency credit line expire after 5 years.

This is the result of "dope and Mange"

Control.....is the buzz word

Sunday, July 12, 2009

So How's it going?

How's the current situation going for everybody.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Situation

Our nation is standing at the face of true division and change. Not totally understanding all that is happening, I have a sneaking suspicion that it will all happen without the people's vote, knowledge, and control and it will come to fruition and ruin after the smoke clears and the damage done.

Do you know what it happening? Here in North Carolina, we have an "Education" lottery that is no longer going to schools, our students, and teachers. We have state employees and teachers getting .5% of their total annual income taken out by the state during a 2-month period May and June (right before vacation season no less!) on an involuntarily basis with a .3% robbery planned for next year.

Shouldn't a person's paycheck be sacred? Shouldn't they be able to have a say? Shouldn't there be some kind of waiver for the more needy state employees needing every penny of their income to support their families? Shouldn't there be some time involved for these unfortunate (my husband included!!!) sitting ducks to prepare for it? They had less than one month, just one month to brace for the state government's onslaught.

This Governor made this decision and had it passed very late at night while we were sleeping. Like a thief in the night. This seems to be notorious for the Democrat administration. While we were sleeping they passed stimulus bills, budgets, and special education benefits cuts. These officials will not always be in office, I wonder how this will effect them then? We know that the governor of our state didn't have a salary cut, she didn't take money out of her pocket. She isn't hurting financially, struggling with kids to feed and mortgages to pay.

Another rant indeed! This should be illegal!


Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Narcissist in Chief

Found this on Facebook today.....Alarming, but very true.

By Joy Tiz Friday, June 19, 2009
Telegraph reporter Stephanie Gutmann describes her reaction to Barack Obama’s appearance in Berlin: “After it was over I picked up the phone and called a friend back home. ‘It’s worse than we thought,’ I told him. ‘The guy’s actually crazy.’”

Guttman was talking about candidate Obama’s agenda as he presented it that day, in which he promised to take on the terrorists in Afghanistan, take on the drug dealers, rebuild Afghanistan, eliminate the building nuclear threat, secure all loose nukes, decrease arsenals from another era, form a new global partnership that will end terror networks, redistribute wealth, save the planet, withdraw all troops from Iraq, keep the oceans from rising, end famine, and reduce carbon output. Most politicians would have quit after two or three such ambitious proposals.

Incredibly, there are Obamanutz among us who honestly don’t realize that Barack Obama is a narcissist of the worst kind. Most people erroneously presume that narcissism is something akin to egomania or an unusually high sense of self-esteem. The truth is the reverse. Narcissists suffer from self-loathing, not too much self-love.

It takes a bit of narcissism to wake up in the morning and think, “Hey, I really ought to be leader of the free world.” Coming to such a conclusion in the fourth grade is, to say the least, ambitious. Having some narcissistic traits does not a narcissist make. However, according to the Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders, grandiosity is the most important single trait innarcissism.
Obama’s grandiosity is striking. It’s in his body language and posturing. It’s in his derisive comments about “bitter clingers.” In office, Obama has demonstrated early on his sense of entitlement and his belief that he is above the law.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders(DSM IV-TR) is the diagnostic manual used by mental healthprofessionals. A diagnosis of narcissism requires five out of nine characteristics. Note these traits must endure over time and must not be reactions to a particular situation or environmental stressor:
  • Grandiose sense of self-importance.
  • Preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, power, beauty, or ideal love.
  • Sense of specialness, belief he can only be understood by or should associate only with other special or high-status individuals or institutions.
  • Need for excessive admiration.
  • Heightened sense of entitlement, leading to unreasonable expectations that others should treat him especially favorably or comply automatically with his expectations.
  • Tendency to be interpersonally exploitive. A person with NPD does not hesitate in taking advantage of others to meet his own ends.
  • Lack of empathy, an inability or unwillingness to recognize or identify with the feelings or needs of others.
  • An envy of other people, or conversely, a belief that other people envy him.
  • A tendency toward arrogant behavior or attitude.
  • In his essay on Obama’s narcissism, Sam Vaknin references Obama’s haughty body language and condescending attitude. Vaknin also points out Obama’s “emotion free language.”
At the same time Bill Ayers was hijacking our schoolchildren, the popular culture was decomposing. With the advent of the Great Society and the disintegration of the nuclear family, the decline of our pop culture parallels the disintegration of our educational system. Radicals grabbed control over both. The entertainment industry has made pernicious narcissism seem unexceptional.

The narcissist in chief’s cavernous lack of empathy becomes more obvious as his presidency rolls on. It could hardly be called empathic behavior when Obama decided to drop all charges against Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri before Obama’s scheduled meeting with the families of the Cole victims.

Barack Obama lied to us throughout the campaign and continues to do so as the president. How did over half of the country not notice? The simple answer is that we are just not very good at recognizing when someone is lying to us. Our deception detection skills are inadequate.
Barack Obama is acting out his pathology at our expense. His appalling treatment of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown could be written off as another example of this administration’s incompetence. But it also looks as if Obama also has his own ax to grind with the Brits and lacks the emotional maturity to deal with it like a grown-up.

When children experience overwhelming trauma, they protect themselves as best they can with a variety of defense mechanisms. There is no question that life for little Barry Soetoro was traumatic, full of chaos and abandonment, as well as genuine fear. The adults in his life betrayed him and taught him hate and mistrust. Otto Kernberg, in his research on narcissism, states that it evolves as a defense against a cold and unsympathetic parent. The child withdraws part of himself from the unavailable parent and turns it back toward himself, creating a grandiose sense of self. Healthy emotional development was just not possible in young Barry’s environment.

The truth about No Drama Obama is that his early life was perpetual drama, which had to have done plenty of damage. What is most disturbing is his failure to deal with it. People do recover from early trauma and abuse, but only if they acknowledge it and allow themselves to experience the feelings that they had to block when they were too little to manage them. Eventually, the experiences have to be integrated into the adult personality; and not infrequently, abuse survivors benefit from professional support.

The current leader of the free world is not in touch with reality. The toady press gleefully accepts his fabrications and denials. And mental health professionals have shown a remarkable lack of curiosity about the mental health of the President of the United States.

It’s not in the nation’s best interest to put a narcissist in the White House. Bill Clinton’s debauchery demonstrated his willingness to put his need for narcissistic supply ahead of the well-being of the country he was hired to serve. Clinton’s narcissism was manifestly less toxic than Barack Obama’s.

For all of the narcissist’s grandiosity, he is driven by a relentless need to pursue and maintain a source of narcissistic supply. A narcissist is at his most menacing when he perceives a threat to his perpetual supply of admiration and affirmation. No drama Obama is already showing the truculence typical of narcissists when they sense a threat to supply. The same president who remains steadfast in his willingness to meet with Iran’s barbarian in chief, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, is bleating about imagined desecration by Fox News. That would be the same network which liberal hack, Terry McAuliffe, applauded for its fair and balanced reporting during the 2008 primaries.

The narcissist in chief has been needling private citizens on talk radio and Fox News for insufficient veneration. The leader of the free world is impelled to use his standing to rebuke talk radio hosts while Iran is on fire, his economic policies are having catastrophic repercussions, and lunatics in North Korea are planning to launch a missile at Hawaii.

For the narcissist, nothing matters more than maintaining his supply. From Obama’s perspective, being chided by a cable news commentator really is a more pressing exigency than the possibility of Iran amassing nuclear weapons.

It’s no coincidence that many, if not most domestic abusers are narcissists. Domestic violence experts concur that the most perilous time for the victim is when she endeavors to flee from her abuser. The victim’s abandonment is felt as an inexorable threat to his narcissistic supply and will evoke panic and rage.

As Obama’s poll numbers drop and continue to slide as his ruinous failures accumulate, expect his acting out to escalate. This is not the psychological profile of a guy we want as commander in chief.

Excerpted from: Obamanutz: A Cult Leader Takes the White House. Available 8/11/09, pre- order 7/24/09.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

State GOP Chairman

The Climb

In the political scene, it seems that Odrama has indeed brought the Chicago corruption machine with him along with the mentality of unjust leadership. There has been nothing that he has done that makes me thing our country is in good and fair hands.

Our country is more corrupt than every before. We have mountains to climb, obstacles to move, values to protect, and freedoms to preserve.

The Republican party has the right mindset, values, and we need to make sure that all Republicans get out and vote for the things.

People to watch and listen to:

Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and his brother, David, Neil Boortz, just to name a few.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

State Convention for the NC GOP

This weekend the North Carolina GOP convention was held. My knight and I registered for the Saturday events only, with our daughters not interested in attending such an event and the expense of even just the two of us attending for one day. Anyway, we went with another couple that we are getting to know and enjoyed their company. Anyway, we learned lots of important information during the day.

One is the message for this summer is Virginia and New Jersey. Both states are looking at special elections for governors. The Obama administration focusing on them big time in their deadly "community organizing" techniques. So the Republican party really needs to get the conservative voters out and vote for the Republican candidates there.

Another thing is how to use FaceBook and other online resources to benefit the Republican Women of Pitt county of which I am the president. I need to get the word out to as many Pitt county Republican women (and men) as possible about this club and work on getting more younger and more technically functional members.

Our new State Chair is Mr. Tom Fetzer and his Vice Chair is Dr. Timothy F. Johnson, of which both are highly spirited Republicans. I truly wish them all the strength, wisdom, and good direction they can have. We have a lot of work to do.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Letter to North Carolina Gov. Bev. Perdue

Dear Gov. Perdue,

This past April, you passed legislation that takes .5% of the total annual income over a 4 pay period cycle during May and June, 2009 from all state employees and teachers to help with state's financially broken situation.  Once again, the good citizens are being punished to pay for the bad practices of the corrupt state leadership under the umbrella of a power-grab.  Taking from scientists, doctors, nurses, professors, teachers, and all those that take care of the facilities housing these listed professions.  

Let me tell you a bit about these life-blood of society professions.  What would our world be like without scientists devoting their lives studying, researching, answering the questions of how disease happens, finding cures for, and vaccines to prevent, diseases and preventable deaths.  Professors, teachers passing on the experiences and knowledge to our next generation to prosper and grow ever smarter into the future.  The doctors and nurses who see to it that all that can be done to help society's healthcare be what it needs to be for the good of its people.  Nurturing the sick, restoring health and livelihoods, being lifesaving and caretakers for those who find themselves stricken.  Are these the people you really want to take pay from?  Do you really want them to feel that they are sitting ducks for your every whim?  Really?

America was built on something far more mightier than these so-called mandatory power-grabs.  America has a reputation of giving at times of need.  Americans will, when ASKED, give and give when they are given a CHOICE.  When trouble comes, Americans have stepped up to the plate opening their wallets, piggybanks, and spare change.  If you had put out a call for help with the state tax refunds and healthcare benefits due to the financial situation, you  would have seen many comply gladly.  You would have covered more ground in the process and not just picked on one group that you can control easily.  You don't know your state citizens very well.

As the saying goes, "Ask and you shall receive." You are punishing the wrong group, beside the fact that you have gone about this ALL wrong in the first place.  Respect given is respect received, you do not show any respect for these very important professions in our state, hence you won't receive much respect from them in the future.  Next time, ask for donations, just a dollar per household would have given you much of what you needed to raise.

Totally disgusted,

Ebeth

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

NOW.org: Throwing the baby out with the bath water

Once upon a time, women needed a strong force to help them get the vote, equal pay, and the ability to smoke and drink like the fellas.  Ok, we have that now and if we don't, there's laws on the books that help us in a dispute.

However, this organization called NOW (National Organization for Women) is a self-professed strong-hold for all of women's rights. Women, thanks to NOW can have abortions, be lesbians, love their bodies, and leave the house to a career fit for a man!  Should I be singing Hooray?  NO!

This is an organization run by a bunch of women who pride themselves from the 60's era of being more powerful than men.  Fiesty and righteous because they know that they have what men want and they are in control of this highly sought after commodity.  The vagina.  This sounds really bad right about now, and truly not my style of writing, but I am completely right on this, this is exactly what brought about an organization like NOW.

In 2005, this organization entered the homosexual arena making all kinds of noises for the lesbian, bi, and transgender woman, why?  Because they felt that they needed to get some attention to get revived.  Thank goodness for the abortion issue.  They have at least had that to thrash about with since the 60's.  These women want to control men, call the shots, and rise above them.  Oh and babies, children, and the future generation, ump they say, on MY terms only!  To Hell with giving them what THEY need, it's me first, my needs are priority #1 say these NOW women.

This organization is NOT for the traditional family, the homemaker, the homeschooling mom, the heterosexual woman that just wants to have a home, children, and a happy husband.  This organization disses this type of woman.  They don't support having children willingly, they call that a right and a choice, not a responsibility and a joy.

Where was this "great protector of all women throughout the nation" when Sarah Palin was persecuted during her run for Vice President?  Where was this organization when Carrie Prejean, Miss California, was brutally scorned for having the guts to be true to herself?  Just what does this organization really stand for?


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What the HECK is going on in our country!??????

Here are some critical issues that seem to me to be no-brainers and should be corrected immediately:

1. The Homeland Security statement to the Law Enforcement agencies only. 
Fix:  Fire Napolitiano.  Issue a complete apology to the nation's citizens with a promise that all government officials will write their OWN documents, read them, and sign off on them only after a complete evaluation.  With one thing is mind.....the best for the country and it's people.

2. The Release of CIA documents under the Bush administration recently.
Fix:  Admit that this was damaging and release the documents that revealed the good results that came from these techniques, which would render the techniques valuable after all.

3. The Stimulus Package:
Fix:  Stop all actions until the document with 1400 pages is completely read, digested, and re-evaluated by all congress and the president.  THEN, brought to the nations top NONpartisan economy professionals and evaluated.  THEN, all the pork:  compaign promises, favors, etc removed.  Reducing the stimulus package to bare bones, check to see if there is any other way to help the economy improve, creating jobs, etc. and drop the stimulus package all to gether.

4. Odrama's foreign policy and apology tour:
Fix:  Never, no NEVER let him leave US soil, or make an overseas phone call without first asking permission by the Republicans, the CIA, and any other smarter person in foreign dealings.

5. The unfortunate invitation of Odrama to Notre Dame's commencement:
Fix:  Uninvite Odrama NOW, and again, Never, no NEVER to this again.  Possibly the pope needs to step in here and order Fr. Jenkins to uninvite Odrama....and possibly replace Jenkins while he is at it.

6. What else?  I know there is more......I'll get to it later.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Homeschool moment at our house

"Mom, is billion bigger than trillion?"

Me: "No, Trillion is bigger than billion, why?"

"Well, I have a question that talks about the billions of stars in universe."

Me: "Yeah, and the government wants to spend more dollars than there are stars in the sky."

"Wow, hmm, wow."

Me: "Yep, more than there are stars in the sky.  Sheesh!! What are they thinking!!!

It's Convention season!

My knight and I attended our 3rd Congressional District's yearly convention.  What a blast.  It is so fun to meet and hang with over 130 other like-minded Republicans.   I am happy that we get to keep our chairman, he's great, funny, and very thorough.  

There is something that I am most proud of and that is some of the amendments that we passed to day to go to the state convention.  On was the fair voting amendment that requires a photo id for each person who wishes to vote.  As a poll worker this past election, I learned quickly that anyone, from anywhere could and did walk up to me, tell me a name and if I found it and the address was the same, they got to vote.  WHO knows who they really were!

Another amendment is that Republican candidates need to uphold and share the beliefs of Pro-life values.  That was pretty much passed unanimously.  I was truly pleased and proud.

Next stop is the state convention in June.  We are delegates.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Tea Party Movement and the media

Yesterday something huge happened in our country. A movement that tens of thousands of Americans gathered together in a nonpartisan voice. Thousands and thousands of people in America are angry about what is happening in their country and planned a peaceful, adamant, creative, collective event that told the story of what American is really all about. We took history, made it modern, and delivered it in the most amazing way. We spoke to Washington, DC and the elected officials, to Obama and his cohorts. This morning, we were ignored and I am outraged.

Attending a Tea Party yesterday in my small city, I felt something true, real, and totally ignored by the mainstream media. We have 3 media sources here in Greenville, NC a university town with student channel along with channel 9, 7, and 12. Channel 7 came out to cover the story. This morning, my husband, up before me, scanned the television for all the major medias and found not a word about these tea parties and the message from the people of our country.

WHAT THE HELL??

People kept coming up to me and each other yesterday asking, "What's next?" I looked around and asked myself that question...yesterday. Today, I have the answer. We need to change the media, they need to be changed. They are not for the truth and this is a travesty!

Media, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC? You are going to be changed, we have had enough of your control of what is covered and what is not. We have had enough of your choosing what we know and what isn't important enough to cover. We have had enough of your liberal, elitist attitude toward us, we are going to rise up against you and demand that you do your job....tell the truth and reveal what is right and what is really wrong in our country and the world.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Gays finally "silent" but only for one day.

My husband received am email from the Office of Diversity at his university explaining and demanding that all instructors, teachers, managers, etc respect those that chose to participate in this day of silence. ..and that this is being conducted in high schools and middle schools around the country. This is an abomination! The gay community is continuing to filter into our society with our children as their prize. Don't get me wrong, I am not against by brothers and sisters, but I am against the homosexual movement bullying themselves into our lives, trying to get same-sex marriage accepted by all and redefining marriage and the family unit to include the non-fruitful, concern of flesh only union of same sex partners.
I wrote this the other day:
Today,
I see the societal disease being approved, nurtured, and fed.

Today,
I see certain groups have convinced the public and its universities to ordain this disease.

Today,
our children are next to be indoctrinated to this dangerous notion that these groups as viable.

Today,
co-habitation, abortion, homosexuality, promiscuity, adultry, corruption, distrust rule the day.

Today,
AIDS, divorce, violence, over-crowded prisons, broken families, are common not the exception.

Today,
no one sees that these are the answers to the disease of our society, no one seems to mind.

Today,
movies, television, plays, music, schools, universities, have become its puppets of cooperation.

Today,
disrespect, ignorance, complacency, selfishness, self-centeredness, and tunnel-vision is mod.

Today,
there is no right and wrong, just right and left, no core of values, just rights and self-freedoms.

Today,
as a mother wakes her children to greet a new day, she knows the dangers they face.

Today,
the victims are not the gays/lesbians, blacks, Indian, Hispanics, transgenders, blind, deaf, etc.

Today,
the real victim is the family unit and the children forth coming into a world that doesn’t care.


So, yes! Today,
let’s all play a silent game, please respect this disease and its aim,
Today,
Is only the beginning of what will be the end of a society that was strong, moral, and secure.


Today,
there is no security, no trust, values, morality, no virtues, goodness, and no God to watch over.


Today,
there are only fights, freedoms, independence, shock and sensation
Today,
Those that do believe in God are told we are weak, gullible, and nieve
Today,
Even the president of this country represents most of what is mentioned here

Monday, April 6, 2009

Democrats are not listening - they don't frankly care

They don't have to, they have control of the government and for once in our country's history, they do not listen to the people voluntarily. Pelosi, Frank, Dodd, Geigner, none of them care about the people down below.

So many people call into the Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Neil Bortz and Rush even talks about people feel like they are given the "talk to the hand" treatment in DC.

AND!! to add insult to injury, the country's very own leader touring Europe, makes a speak about how his country, Americans are arrogant and that he'd rather talk to Europeans!

Americans have had a very short-term memory as of recent decades, but I wonder how many of us will remember the POTUS bad mouthing us in foreign lands, and kissing up to them. I know I will.

Reaction to Obama's kissing up to Europe by INSULTING his own Country!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Trust and division: What now?

Has it gotten so bad that there are very few, if any, in the government, financial, and media that we can trust? There are so few, and those that are, get beaten down by the "other side."

What has this country come to? Where is this country going? How can we go there together? How did it ever get this bad?

I want to be a peacekeeper. My husband and I want peace and unity.

It is political warfare and the Democrats are on the move to conquer the Republicans. The Republicans are on the move to win back what was lost the past 2 elections.

We are all AMericans, people!! We are ONE country!!! What do you want!????