Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Catholic and other Pro-life Voters have spoken!

The votes are in.




And the Catholic vote was decisive.



Republicans took control of the house in a massive sweep, while the Senate remains in the hands of the Democrats by a slim margin.



Early indications suggest the GOP won 53% of the Catholic vote with Democrats garnering 45% of Catholics, according to a CNN exit poll. After losing the Catholic vote by 10 points in 2008, this eight point advantage represents an 18-point shift in support to the Republican Party.



CatholicVote.org Candidates



Catholic Republicans like Bobby Schilling in Illinois-17, Sean Duffy in Wisconsin-7, and Dan Benishek in Michigan-1 all won seats held previously by Catholic Democrats who supported the health care bill. All three of these winning candidates happen to be proud pro-life Catholics, and were endorsed by CatholicVote!



In South Carolina, CatholicVote-endorsed Mick Mulvaney shocked the political world by ousting Nancy Pelosi’s Budget Chairman John Spratt, who has been in office since 1983.



In Virginia, the founder of the liberal Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (a group that publicly justified Catholic support for pro-abortion candidates) lost his seat to pro-life challenger Robert Hurt. CatholicVote.org backed Hurt with a radio blitz during the final week of the campaign.



We also backed Republican Jeff Fortenberry in Nebraska and pro-life Democrat Dan Lipinski in Illinois – both of whom were re-elected. Lipinski was one of the only members of the Stupak coalition that refused to compromise. He voted against Obamacare.



CatholicVote-endorsed candidate Frank Guinta unseated Rep. Carol Shea-Porter in New Hampshire. Shea-Porter claimed a Catholic faith, yet supported abortion and so-called same-sex “marriages.”



In northern Virginia, CatholicVote endorsed Keith Fimian still trails Rep. Gerry Connolly by a mere 820 votes. Some absentee ballots are apparently still to be counted and a recount appears likely. Please pray for Keith. Our candidate in NY-22, George Phillips, did better than anyone expected, but came up short to Rep. Maurice Hinchey.



And in the marquee Senate race in Nevada, Harry Reid defeated CatholicVote-backed Sharron Angle in a disappointing loss.



Putting it in perspective



This means our 2010 Midterm Election campaign racked up 8 wins, 2 losses and one race not yet decided. But we also helped lead the charge in educating, and mobilizing the most important voting bloc in America – the Catholic vote!



Together we are building a movement, and today you should feel proud.



Victories at the ballot box are a start, and the new Republican Party needs to know we expect them to deliver.



Economic issues may have been the biggest story of this election, but let’s not forget what we said last May. Votes have consequences, and virtually every so- called “pro-life” legislator that voted for Obamacare went down to defeat last night.



Those legislators that stood firm on principle, defended life, and opposed the stifling impact of a runaway federal government were rewarded.



We are grateful beyond measure for your help.



Whatever good we may have accomplished, may God be praised!



Brian Burch

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Directly from the Democrats Official Website:

For too many though, this ideal is still far from a reality. Democrats are committed to:


Strengthening the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division to better protect voting rights;

Enacting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which includes measures prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity;

Repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in a sensible way that strengthens our armed forces and our national security;

Ensuring civil unions and equal federal rights for LGBT couples, as well as fully repealing the Defense of Marriage Act;   They approve and support and will protect Same-Sex marriages

Ending racial, ethnic, and religious profiling; and

Building a fair and more equitable criminal justice system that provides non-violent offenders a second chance at a rehabilitated life.

From local

The Republican values



Since being voted in as the President of the Republican Women of my county, I have been attending more meetings, reading by-laws, receiving more emails, and getting trained in the party levels, fundraising, public relation, etc.

Yesterday I attended a training seminar and the speaker for dealing with media was finishing up his presentation with a final note that struck me with pride. He said that as a speaker I deal with both sides of the political spectrum, but as an individual, I am a Republican and folks you are on the right side. We Republicans have it right, but we have got to start back at the grassroots and build up keeping what made us strong in the past, keeping to our values, beliefs, and ethics. Basically, defining what conservatives is and being strict in sticking to these tenets as we progress into the future.

Yep, I believe that is right, it won't be easy, but it is worth fighting for.

What are our values, beliefs, and ethics?1.The right of the individual to achieve the best within him as long as he respects the rights of others, is the source of our nation's strength.

2. That government exists to protect the freedom of opportunity in which each individuals creative ability can flourish.

3. That government activities should be limited to those things which people cannot do at all, or cannot do so well for themselves.

4. That the most effective government is government close to the people (local)

5. That those who can not provide for themselves should be assisted by both government and society, BUT that every effort should be made to help them become self-supporting, productive citizens with pride in their independence.

6. That equal rights, equal justice, and equal opportunity belong to all, regardless of race, creed, age, sex, or national origin.

7. That the preservation of our Nation and the security of our citizens depend upon the Constitution, the laws and the courts, and that respect for them is the responsibility of every individual.

8. That government is accountable for maintaining sound money and a responsible economy; individual rights, liberties, and properties are continually eroded when citizens are oppressed by excessive taxation, inflation, government waste and over regulation.

9. That government is responsible for national defense and that only a strong American can remain a free America.

10. That it is absolutely essential to maintain a strong national defense posture in order that we may at all times negotiate from a position of strength, not weakness, in our continuing effort towards world peace and friendship.

11. That these concepts are the foundation of our national strength and that the Republican party, which is committed to their preservation, is the Party of today and the Party for the future.

May God bless and keep us all.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Federated Republican Woman



Blessed is she who stands firmly for good government,



For she shall be needed



Blessed is she who works steadily for her nation,



For she shall be happy



Blessed is she who believes in the cause she serves,



For she shall be respected



Blessed is she who gives credit to her helpers,



for she shall be successful



Blessed is she who has faith in her fellow man,



For she shall be justified



Blessed is she who, when others criticize her, and say all manner of evil about her,



has the strength of character to forgive,



the strength of purpose to carry on,



and the strength of body to continue



For She Shall Be Called a Leader in the Federation of Republican Women



By Charlotte Mousel

President, Southern Division, CFRW 1976-1977 President, CFRW 1978-1979
Second Vice President, NFRW 1986-1989 First Vice President, NFRW 1990-1993 President, NFRW, 1994-1995

Reprinted with permission.

Monday, October 25, 2010

TheKitchenCabinet.US

Won't you help out at the polls this week? Spend one hour or 4 hours, your time is important. I worked 4 this morning and the Democrats are paying their poll electioneers.

Help get out the vote and guide them as they go in, many have no clue who to vote for and who are the conservative candidates.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ballot confusion for this year's election

This year, we have a new twist on the ballots. On the backside of the ballot is a "Instant Runoff Voting" section for the Court of Appeals judges. The directions explain that the voter must select 3 candidates in order of their personal preference, then select a DIFFERENT candidate for each column. The second and third choice will NOT count against the 1st choice, just that they will be considered in a runoff if your 1st choice is not in the runoff.




Basically, you will have 3 columns, make sure your first choice is in the first column and in case there is a runoff, your next choice is in the 2nd column, etc.



Below is an article from Davidson county's The Dispatch, that covers the candidates for a little more clarity.







Here's the article in it's entirety: http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/20101007/ARTICLES/101009789/1005?p=1&tc=pg



These are the GOP candidates in the "Instant Runoff" section:



Three GOP candidates in the so-called “baker's dozen race” of 13 candidates for a seat on the N.C. Court of Appeals also attended the meeting.



Chris Dillon of Raleigh, a UNC graduate who practiced law for 10 years before helping found a community bank there, said his law background was important but he brought more to the bench because of his “real world business experience.”



Daniel Garner of Rolesville, just outside Raleigh, holds undergraduate, M.B.A. and law degrees from UNC. He said his 28 years as an attorney, including time spent serving as counsel to the N.C. Commissioner of Banks, qualified him for the job.



Jewel Ann Farlow of Gibsonville, a Duke University graduate who graduated from the Wake Forest University School of Law, said her 22 years of private practice qualified her for the job. She noted the Davidson County Governmental Center and its “In God We Trust” sign on the front is on her website.



“I wanted to meet the backbone of Davidson County,” she said. “I am a conservative and I will be a conservative judge. I won't legislate from the bench.”



Vikki Broughton Hodges can be reached at 249-3981, ext. 214, or at vikki.hodges@the-dispatch.com.



Hope this helps,



Elizabeth A. Weidner

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Jesus is NOT the Enemy!

For Heaven's sake!  If I hear one more thing about Jesus not being able to be mentioned in the public arena, I will scream!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Political gardens need good county chairs to nurture the crop

A garden of onions, like any garden needs constant tending to get the best the crop an be.  Onions are the flavoring of so many foods, and alone they are amazing!  What main course recipe doesn't have onions as a required ingredient?  Very few, indeed.  Onions are so important to our world to make things taste good, adding a dimension that none other can do, that we need to make sure their gardens are well kept.  So, too, is the political garden.  Without candidates filling governing positions, voters to put these candidates to work, the committees, legislators, senators, governors, representatives and alas, the President would not be where they are.


The political make up is like an onion garden with several layers, overseeing and getting the communication out to the people of our great nation.

The first layer is the national party chair.  This person needs to be the leader of the party in all things pertaining to the nations political arena.  The job is vital in the platform and commitment of the party.

The second layer is the state chair.  This person answers to the national chair and carries out and extends the leadership of the national chair.  The state chair also oversees each county and keeps the communication between the national and state issues, etc.

The next layer is the district chair.  Each state is divided into districts, which includes several counties. The district chair is the communicator between the state and counties.

The county chair is the communicator between the state, district, and the citizens of the county.  This person is key in a more definitive way in that each citizen should know their county chair.  The county chair should, therefore be a person who is out there communicating with the citizens and forming the final layer, which is the precinct chairs.  Each county is divided into precincts.  These precincts are the key to getting out the voters, the information about candidates, local issues and legislation, and educating them in all the elements of government.

So, of all the above layers, the county chair is the epitome of the political machine.  This is a grassroots position!! The county chair should be the person of influence and inspiration to all local citizens.  The county chair must be both energetic, neutral, and charitable to all the people in the county.  A coach, a mentor, an educator, and a good friend to the local citizens.  The county chair is the key to all things political to a county, state, and in turn the nation!

Do you know your county chair?  If you are a registered voter, they should know you or else they are not doing their job!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Do you have a sign in your yard?

Have you made any calls?  Are you reading the newspaper, websites, or conversing with friends about the political issues of the day?

Are you Apolitical?  Sick and tired of the same old same old cr*p that seems to rue the day?


Yes, I know it's troubling just to think about all the issues that are plaque our world, but if you don't get engaged, how will it change with the same old, same old people running the show?

Get involved, stay focused, don't get too overboard, pace yourself, but get involved.  Attend a TEAparty event near you, go to a party meeting, ask questions.

Learn and take control of your part of the world.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Just some rare political thoughts:

Lately, I have become rather turned off.....COMPLETELY with all the political crap that is surrounding our world.  But, after listening to the jerk president yesterday, I just have to say something!!!

First and foremost, doesn't everybody get this guy by now???  

1.   He is only the president of those who SUPPORT him and his twisted agenda

2.  He is an idealist with very TWISTED ideals that are short-sighted, unless he has others calculatedly positioned to come up behind him, ie. the health care, taxes, homosexual agenda, etc.

3.  Why he continues to campaign is anyone's guess.   This guy just doesn't know how to lead, much less count!!

4.  Dissing the opposition instead of working with them is his mantra.  This is way too bad, since he could be doing so much more positive things if he would work WITH people instead of against them.

5.  Asking now for $5 billion MORE to fix jobs and infrastructure??  So where is THIS money coming from????

6.  Campaigning for the above mentioned at a rally filled with UNION members???  Oh gosh, of course they are applauding, they are of the "gimme" side of our country.

7.  All these liberal appointees and "czars"....this is another completely obvious move on his twisted part to 'change' our thinking.....


How much more of this guy is this country going to take??  The media is even waking up.

Get this man out of office quickly, unarm him in November, and impeach him in December.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Why "Right" and "Left"?

A friend of mind just cleared up the reason conservatives are called the “right” and the liberals are called the “left.”

Read: Ecclesiastes 10:2, it states:
"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.”

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Can the Catholic Church come to the rescue in Manhattan? Pope John Paul II has a solution

Today in NY, the Archbishop spoke with Zenit concerning the Mosque 2 blocks from the 9/11 Ground Zero.

Prelate Calls for Dialogue Over "Ground Zero Mosque"
John Paul II's Example Shines Light on Controversy
NEW YORK, AUG. 19, 2010 (Zenit.org).- The New York archbishop is underlining the need for civil, respectful dialogue as controversy heats up over plans for building an Islamic center near the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

"I know it's a controversial topic," said Archbishop Timothy Dolan in a spontaneous press conference Wednesday.

"My major prayer is that what has turned into somewhat of a divisive issue might develop into an occasion of very civil, rational, loving, respectful discussion," he affirmed.

There has been much controversy over plans to build the Park51 Islamic community center and mosque in a location two blocks from where the World Trade Center stood in New York City before the Sept. 11, 2001, attack by Muslim terrorists.

Some argue that putting an Islamic center so close to Ground Zero, the site of the tragedy, is insensitive to the victims and their families. Others posit that this project will give the Muslims a chance to demonstrate their peaceful values and their desire to coexist with others.

Principles

Archbishop Dolan lauded the city's mayor, Michael Bloomberg, who "articulated in a particularly eloquent way the principles of religious freedom and hospitality upon which this country and this wonderful community is based."

"We as Catholics, of course, have been particularly sensitive when it comes to welcoming others," the prelate said, underlining the need to "welcome the immigrant and the refugee."

"We ourselves are somewhat touchy about this issue because in the past we've been discriminated against," he added.

On the other hand, the archbishop acknowledged that "there are thoughtful people on the other side" who have sensitivities that they are trying to bring to people's attention.

"My prayer," he said, "is that both sides -- in a thoughtful, civil, loving, respectful way -- can be heard, and that we can come to some type of responsible, appropriate decision."

Archbishop Dolan noted that he is "beginning some type of dialogue and conversation in company with other religious leaders" to try to help provide "that kind of rational, civil way to settle it."

Peacemaker

He also observed that as the secular media has been reporting on the controversy, he was "flattered" to see a couple of journalists refer to the example of Pope John Paul II in the attempt to find a solution.

They spoke about the Pontiff's example when "there was somewhat of an analogous source of tension at the Auschwitz concentration camp," he noted. "It was John Paul II who said, 'We have two sides worth hearing.'"

A group of Carmelites had established a convent near the site of the former concentration camp, but the Jewish community protested.

"There were thoughtful voices on both sides," the prelate recalled. "The Catholic side with the Carmelite sisters saying, 'Please, we want to pray here at this sacred spot.' Thoughtful Jewish voices saying, 'That sentiment is highly appreciated, but please don't do anything that might distract from the uniquely sacred Jewish character of this site.'"

The archbishop continued: "John Paul II said,
'Why don't we get together civilly and thoughtfully, and with dignity, and maybe decide a good solution.' He's the one who said, 'Let's keep the idea and maybe move the address.'"
"It worked there," Archbishop Dolan affirmed. "It might work here."

He underlined the need to find a solution in a "thoughtful, charitable way."

When asked by journalists if he would play a role in bringing the conflicting groups together, the prelate said that he would be "honored."

He added that the New York Archdiocese is already playing a role "in a back door way."

The archbishop explained, "In a quiet, behind the scenes way, many of our pastors in the area, a lot of our other religious leaders, are already part of the conversation that needs to keep going on."

Friday, July 30, 2010

Do they listen and more importantly, do they act accordingly?

Recently, the board of elections here in my county voted for Sunday voting. Over 60% of the citizens voiced their opinions against this. Did the Board of Elections listen to the people? NO. They had an agenda to adhere to, not the people.

White House officials are doing the same thing, there is an agenda and no overwhelmingly opposed response is going to change that.

Why? Isn't it what they are supposed to do, govern by and for the people? During these several months under the Odrama administration, the people have lost their voices, the government does NOT have their best interest in mind as they pass one horrible bill after another.

They just want control, control of the people, control of the United States, control of the money, resources, and control over the best thing in the world.....a democracy.

It is my prayer that come November, the citizens are wise and determined to vote for those who are going to change this way of thinking and govening as this is completely and without a question NOT how and why this great nation was founded.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Something to think about.......

Dr. von Hildebrand says:

Now let us abolish the terms "conservative" or "liberal", the terms "left" and "right" which are secularistic. I suggest that we say from now on "those who have kept the sense of the supernatural and those who have lost it". That is the great divide, that is the essence.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Racial Problems in Greenville, NC

They’d rather fight, than take responsibility and be respectful.

I don’t even know where to begin these days. If you think I have been silent for lack of anything to say, it actually has been the complete opposite!! There is so much going on that I can’t focus on one thing to talk about. However, recently in our local newspaper, the headlines covered a story where a black city councilwoman went out at 1:37 am to get arrested by the city police. I quote, “I heard you guys were doing this and I knew I could get you to do it.” The police report is published and I have a copy of it here and have read it thoroughly.

Here’s the scenario: A black person goes out to “test the waters” and see if the police are racially profiling downtown. They attract a police officer, become rude and defensive, and the police do their job of removing a disorderly citizen off the streets for some cool-down time. This black person gets arrested, charged with second-degree trespassing and resisting an officer and taken downtown. Within hours, the police officer gets in trouble, taken off the streets and on administrative leave, thankfully with pay. The black person gets the attention of the NAACP and the Southern Christian leadership conference which fly to the scene and hold a press conference stating that they side with the black person and calling for the Police Chief’s removal of office. Once again, the racial card is played.

It happened here in Pitt County, North Carolina. The Pitt County NAACP President, Calvin Henderson, said that they gathered beause of a “serious miscarriage of justice.” Completely disregarding the facts in the situation! The NAACP feels that this was an example of racial profiling by the office, who didn’t recognize the arrested woman as a city council member. Yep, you read it right, this person serves on the city council!! Ms. Kandie Smith, District 1 councilwoman went out that night to “act as any person might in the situation and didn’t want to be given special consideration because of her position.” Henderson, asked, “How many of you who are employed don’t know your boss?” Henderson also said blacks, shouldn’t have to walk around in fear in our community” simply because of the color of their skin. I agree! But this is not the case! This young lady was, according to the police report, rude questioning the officer, and saying “You can’t tell me what to do” (Does this sound like a respectable city council member?) The officer was complying with an ordinance that went into effect in July 2009 for the citizen’s protection in the Code of Ordinances Chapter 1, Section 12-1-11 which states:

SEC. 12-1-11 UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY IN CITY-OWNED PARKING LOT AND TRESPASS UPON
PRIVATELY OWNED PARKING LOT.
(A) City-owned parking lot. It shall be unlawful for any person to assemble with one or more other persons on a
city-owned or controlled parking lot except for the purpose of lawfully parking a vehicle in the lot. It shall not be a violation of this section to lawfully park a vehicle in a city parking lot and leave the lot without delay, or go upon a city parking lot and without delay proceed to a lawfully parked vehicle and then leave.

(B) Constitutional exception. The prohibition in subsection (A) above shall not apply to a congregation of persons
pursuant to any lawfully issued permit for a parade, demonstration, picketing or other event or congregation protected under the Constitution of the United States or this state.

(C) City parking lot defined. The term “city parking lot,” as used in this section, shall mean any parking lot owned or
controlled by the city and maintained for public or public and leased space parking.

(D) Privately owned parking lot. It shall be unlawful for any person to enter or remain upon any privately owned
parking lot or publicly owned lot owned by a governmental entity other than the city after normal working hours and on
weekends when the owner, lessee or authorized agent has posted a sign or signs clearly stating the prohibition. The sign(s) shall be placed in a position where it is clearly visible and shall contain the following language:
NO PARKING OR TRESPASSING BETWEEN
________P.M. and ________A.M.
VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED


Were there signs on the parking lot? However, when she began to argue with the police officer, it really doesn’t matter where you are, you are resisting an officer, period! In the police report, which Henderson refuses to believe deeming it “very misleading”, Officer Groccia reports that Ms. Smith was defiant to his thrice request that she keep moving. He was following the procedures implemented back in July 2009 in response to a shooting in the downtown area. The Greenville Police ordinance of July 2009 instructs their officers as follows:

Officers should be alert to potential troublemakers and take appropriate enforcement action to alleviate that potential. When troublemakers are identified officers should remove them from the area to prevent and diffuse potentially violent situations. Additionally, in keeping with the philosophy established by the loitering ordinance, officers should ensure that patrons are not allowed to stagnate on the sidewalk.

According to Officer Groccia’s report, just prior to his altercation with the defiant Ms. Smith, he and his partner asked two groups of males that they needed to go inside the store or go elsewhere, they heeded their request and left peacefully. Others in the area left as well.

My question: with all the evidence of this situation blatantly pointing to the arrogance of this city council member and her complete display of disrespect for her fellow public servants, why in the heck does this indicate ANYWHERE racial profiling? My bet is that if she had been as respectful as the other groups were, there would not have been ANY problems, but when you are defiant and acting as a "troublemaker" which Ms. Smith herself revealed to the paper,“
I heard you guys were doing this and I knew I could get you to do it.”
police are to take appropriate action. Officer Groccia was doing his job, period!

resources:
Daily Reflector June 8th and 9th 2010
Greenville Police Dept: Downtown Deployment Strategy, July 2009

The Ant and the Grasshopper: Modernized

OLD VERSION


The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away..

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.

The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!


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MODERN VERSION


The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.

CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy BeingGreen.'

ACORN stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing, We shall overcome. Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.

President Obama condemns the ant and blames President Bush, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper's plight.

Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of thegrasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar and given to the grasshopper.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ants food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around them because thegrasshopper doesn't maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang ofspiders who terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous and once peaceful, neighborhood..

The entire Nation collapses bringing the rest of the free world with it.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2010.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What does 500, the Obamacare bill, and our Constitution have in common?

Our daughter has been studying George Washington for a research paper she is writing for her English composition course with Seton homestudy. It's been a hard, but very interesting journey for both she and I. As I am very active in the political world and a definite TEAparty participant, we have been learning about the constitution and going further into our founding fathers' historic design for our country.

As we were driving along the other day, she was telling me that the constitution that was written and signed was only 4 pages. "Wow, I said, "and how many pages is the healthcare bill?" She got out her calculator and figured out that the healthcare bill is 500 times bigger than the document that our nation was formed with.

Sheeesh!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Glenn Beck's Commencement Speech at Liberty University May 15, 2010

Technical Production - Commencement 2009 - Video On Demand - Liberty University

Once again, Glenn is able to bestow his passion and love for our country, our Heavenly Father, and the future of our country upon our next generation.

Thanks, Glenn

Friday, May 14, 2010

Can Conservatives work together?

The Teaparty movement began over a year ago after the present administration took office and began it's hostle take-over. The movement started because Democrats, Republicans, white or black, Christian or Jew, we were tired of the runaway spending, taxation, and bailouts. We were angry about Wallstreet stealing from us, our Congress cheating us, and the president deceiving us time after time.

The "Taxed Enough Already" movement makes complete sense to me and it's effort to make awareness of the troubling situation in our country that has actually been a slow, steady, and creepy process over the years since the 40's.

The Republican party lost it's mission some administrations ago, and presently we have the mess we have due to that lost of focus. At some point, the GOP has woken up, seen it's wayward ways and is reverting to it's conservative values and working hard against a fast moving corrupt current. It's an uphill battle, but one that must be won.

Enter the human condition. It seems that all the people that are conservative want the same thing, smaller government, less taxes, etc., but it's the getting along part that we are having problems with. Everywhere I turn, there are new little groups forming under new names and working out new strategies. In my own county, we have a county chair that has proved to be as polarizing and divisive as anybody could be. We have a new Teaparty group with rules and a leadership team that completely defeats the purpose of what the teaparty movement stands for. There are other clubs that are forming from a schism that is the result of selfishness and ill-will for change and fresh ideas.

Listen, the mission is clear, biblically speaking, Mark 3:23-27,
And after he had called them together, he said to them in parables: How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26 And if Satan be risen up against himself, he is divided, and cannot stand, but hath an end. 27 No man can enter into the house of a strong man and rob him of his goods, unless he first bind the strong man, and then shall he plunder his house.

If we are one concerted effort, putting aside our selves and remaining cool and charitable toward those who share our common goals, we can be the "strong man", but if we continue down this path of division, selfishness and greed, we shall fail. The victims here would be our next generation and the history of this great nation.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

National Day of Prayer: WE NEED IT!!!!!!!!


Washington's farewell Address:

"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity,
religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man
claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars
of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and
citizens... Let it simply be asked, where is the security for property,
for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths
which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let
us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without
religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined
education...reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national
morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."
~George Washington

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Meeting the former speaker


The Former Speaker, Newt Gingrich was very kind in letting my husband take this picture right after Mass in DC at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Ten-Point Teaparty Contract

1. Protect the Constitution: Require each bill to identify the specific provision of the Constitution that gives Congress the power to do what the bill does (82.03 percent).

2. Reject Cap & Trade:Stop costly new regulations that would increase unemployment, raise consumers prices, and weaken the nation's global competitiveness with virtually no impact on global temperatures (72.20 percent).

3. Demand a Balanced Budget: Begin the Constitutional amendment process to require a balanced budget with a two-thirds majority needed for any tax hike. (69.69 percent)

4. Enact Fundamental Tax Reform: Adopt a simple and fair single-rate tax system by scrapping the internal revenue code and replacing it with one that is no longer than 4,543 words -- the length of the original Constitution. (64.90 percent).

5. Restore Fiscal Responsibility & Constitutionally Limited Government in Washington: Create a Blue Ribbon taskforce that engages in a complete audit of federal agencies and programs, assessing their Constitutionality, and identifying duplication, waste, ineffectiveness, and agencies and programs better left for the states or local authorities, or ripe for wholesale reform or elimination due to our efforts to restore limited government consistent with the U.S. Constitution's meaning. (63.37 percent)

6. End Runaway Government Spending: Impose a statutory cap limiting the annual growth in total federal spending to the sum of the inflation rate plus the percentage of population growth. (56.57 percent).

7. Defund, Repeal & Replace Government-run Health Care: Defund, repeal and replace the recently passed government-run health care with a system that actually makes health care and insurance more affordable by enabling a competitive, open, and transparent free-market health care and health insurance system that isn't restricted by state boundaries. (56.39 percent).

8. Pass an 'All-of-the-Above' Energy Policy: Authorize the exploration of proven energy reserves to reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources from unstable countries and reduce regulatory barriers to all other forms of energy creation, lowering prices and creating competition and jobs. (55.51 percent).

9. Stop the Pork: Place a moratorium on all earmarks until the budget is balanced, and then require a 2/3 majority to pass any earmark. (55.47 percent).

10. Stop the Tax Hikes: Permanently repeal all tax hikes, including those to the income, capital gains and death taxes, currently scheduled to begin in 2011. (53.38 percent)."

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Washington vs Odrama

Studying the Constitution this year, we have been learning so much about our founding fathers and their original intent for our country. For one thing, President Washington was not a power-thirsty individual with a narcistic attitude as the present POTUS is.

What I have been learning about Washington:


Washington was a humble man who CARED about the soldiers, slaves, and his family. He was concerned about the soldiers, but knew that fighting for our freedom with all we had was the most important thing any soldier, himself included, could do for future generations of independence.

Odrama is far from humble, there isn't a humble bone in his body. He is a pompous ass who revels in attention, popularity, and power. His narcissitic behavior is distracting and alarming at the same time. He cares for no one, only what he can get and from whom. He is threatened and immature about those who disagree with and acts like a spoiled brat with banter that is childlike.

Washington was wise about many things. His mere presence at the discussions and signing of the Declaration of Independence with little input in the discussions was enough. Others mentioned that he had very little to say in these deliberations, but his mere being there brought order and determination to the process.

Odrama is a very unwise character with no interest in gaining wisdom. At the healthcare discussions he held recently, his mouth ran for more time than either side and when it was brought up, he simply said, "I talked long because, well, I'm the president." This is case in point for my previous statement about his being a pompus ass with narcissitic tendencies.

Washington knew when to stop. At his home at Mt. Vernon, the guide at the end of the house tour pointed to a chair in his study and told us about the decisions that were made by Washington as he sat in this chair. One decision that will be Washington's legacy was to relinquishing his command as a general in the militia. It was time for others to take the helm, he wanted to go back to Mt. Vernon and take care of this family and his farm.

Odrama's decisions have been made in haste, waste, and disgrace. He knows very little about what he is doing and talks incessantly about anything and everything. He has no interest in letting go of the reigns much less listen to the citizens of this good country and follow their wishes. He has no people skills, just knows how to corral them into where he wants them. He manipulates and indocdrinates without a concern for the welfare of the country.

Washington did not strive to make great changes in the country, he strived to see it's progress in leading others as they grew and thrived as a new nation. He never received a penny for his services as president of the United States, he didn't believe that one should be paid for serving their country.

Odrama and his posse have only one plan, completely overhaul the country and control it to that he can get whatever he wants from it. He wants to completely change our country's structure in every way possible without regard to it's origins and intend. Everything is about money and control, so obviously, this president is getting as much money out of this deal as he can...along with his administration. They are tax evaders, cheaters, lobbyists, and corrupt politicians without exception. He meant this to be so, too.

In his speech as he left the presidency, Washington, warned of dangers of partisan struggles, even then it was apparent that political parties can be divisive and destructive to the democracy of our country. He warned us of what is happening now, to deaf ears, I am afraid.

Odrama is only president to the democrat party....period. He has no concern for what we ALL want, he is not listening. He doesn't care.

Washington believed in a divine entity that was present in the forming of this government.

Odrama does not, at all.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Weekly Waste Watch: House of Reps

WEEKLY WASTE WATCH
$4.3 Million in Stimulus Dollars for green Escalators

Under the House Republican Stimulus Alternative, $4.3 million in taxpayer funds would not be spent on escalators. Instead, Republicans would have created twice as many jobs at half the cost. To learn how visit: http://republicanwhip.house.gov/Jobs/

The Washington Watch Report is available on the House Republican Whip’s website: http://republicanwhip.house.gov/blog/wwindex.html

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Stimulus Waste Watch from the House Whip

WEEKLY WASTE WATCH
NSF Spends $200,000 in Stimulus Funds to Save Dead Bugs
Under the House Republican Stimulus Alternative, $200,000 in taxpayer funds would not be spent on saving bugs that are already dead. Instead, Republicans would have created twice as many jobs at half the cost. To learn how visit: http://republicanwhip.house.gov/Jobs/
The Washington Watch Report is available on the House Republican Whip’s website: http://republicanwhip.house.gov/blog/wwindex.html

Preview: Obama on 'Special Report'

If you are paying attention to this, BO is twisting your mind towards our congress. He says, if they vote yes, they are voting for healthcare, he is totally not letting Brett finish his question. BO is ignoring that this is a huge powergrab that is flying in the face of the constitution, the people, and goodwill for the country...... listen carefully and see what he is doing. Preview: Obama on 'Special Report'

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

There is truth in Jest: Obama jokes

The liberals are asking us to give Obama time.
We agree and think 25 to life would be appropriate.

America needs Obama-care like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask. -Leno

Q: Have you heard about McDonald's' new Obama Value Meal?
A: Order anything you like and the guy behind you has to pay for it. -O'Brien

Q: What does Barack Obama call lunch with a convicted felon?
A: A fund raiser. -Leno

Q: What's the difference between Obama's cabinet and a penitentiary?
A: One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers and threats to society. The other is for housing prisoners. -Letterman

Q: If Nancy Pelosi and Obama were on a boat in the middle of the ocean and it started to sink, who would be saved?
A: America ! -Fallon

Q: What's the difference between Obama and his dog, Bo?
A: Bo has papers. -Kimmel

Q: What was the most positive result of the "Cash for clunkers" program?
A: It took 95% of the Obama bumper stickers off the road. -Letterman

Monday, March 15, 2010

We got our notice from the 2010 Census...Czar

Here is how it reads:



To Resident at...blah, blah, blah.....



Dear Resident:



About one week from now, you will receive a 2010 Census form in the mail. When you receive your form, please fill it out and mail it in promptly.



Your response is important. Results from th 2010 Census will be used to help each commuity get its fair share of government funds for highways, schools, health facilities, and many other programs you and your neighbors need. Without a complete, accurate census, your communtiy may not receive its fair share.



Thank you in advance for your help.



Sincerely,



Robert M. Groves

Director, U.S. Census Bureau

Monday, February 22, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Is the presidency wearing on the POTUS?

It is known that serving as the President of the United States has an effect on the man. As the close of their terms near, each and every man has stepped off the pulpit with a different color reigning in atop.

Noticing lately some of the pictures of the present POTUS, one can't ignore new streaks of the opposing color....seems to be nearly salt&pepper actually. This is just after one year.

This is in 2010





This was taken in 2008

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Mother Nature is doing us a favor

Washington, DC is buried under several feet of snow. God is looking down on us and sees those of us that want good government and giving us a reprieve. The damage the Odrama and his administration are running scared and are unable to really get things done right now.

Praise God, you are a good God and I know you care about us and are listening to our prayers.

The Progressives

Well, gone are the days when, if one is at the very least interested in what's going on in the government, one can speak of progressives as a good thing.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Catholic Fire: Harry Knox: An Anti-Catholic Bigot who needs to resign now

Just another of this corrupt POTUS' appointees in his program to destroy our country and all that it stands for. Catholic Fire: Harry Knox: An Anti-Catholic Bigot who needs to resign now

Please read this and decide for yourself how this appointment serves you and your rights as a citizen of the US.

Thank you

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Are you part of the "Pool Spray?" If not....

then you don't to attend the meeting. VP Joe Biden, is not wanting to give us any 'Hope and Change' in the way he conducts his daily duties. Those that thought Cheney was bad in his closed dealings can only look at a few meetings on Biden's docket to see that his desire to be transparent is aligned with Odrama and the rest of the Dems in Washington right now.

Thanks to the Drudge Report 2010 and the Los Angeles Times, here is a sampling of their article:

Here is the vice president's official schedule for today. Boldface was added in the interests of emphasis. Note especially that the vice president's meeting with the chairman of the Recovery Act Transparency and Accountability Board is closed, meaning non-transparent.

The "pool spray" mentioned has nothing to do with aquatics. It's a coded message to media that a few select members will be allowed in to take pictures briefly -- possibly for only a few seconds -- as Biden and his guest pretend to continue their previously private conversation as if the meeting was open.

DAILY GUIDANCE FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT, Thursday, January 14, 2010:
In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing and the Economic Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. These briefings are closed press.

At 11:30 AM, the Vice President will meet with Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to discuss the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This meeting is closed press.

Afterwards, the President and the Vice President will have lunch in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed press.

At 1:00 PM, the Vice President will meet with Iraqi Vice President Adil Abd al-Mahdi in the Roosevelt Room. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting; gather time is 1:45 PM in the Brady Briefing Room.

(UPDATE 2:20 p.m.: The White House issued its own report on this closed meeting. Both paragraphs are added below at the end of the VP's schedule.)

Then, at 2:15 PM, the Vice President will meet with Earl Devaney, chairman of the Recovery Act Transparency and Accountability Board. This meeting is closed press. ###

White House report on one of Biden's closed meetings:

Today, Vice President Biden met with Iraqi Vice President Adil Abd al-Mahdi at the White House. President Obama joined part of the discussion. The leaders discussed preparations for the March parliamentary elections and ongoing efforts to resolve outstanding national unity issues.

Today’s meeting was the latest in an ongoing series of high-level engagements between U.S. and Iraqi officials. The U.S. government remains committed to a long-term partnership with the Iraqi government and people.


When are they going to learn? Hopefully at the next 2 BIG elections. God Help us.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Gibbs and his transparency about transparency

Abortion funding is far from over

Dr. Charmaine Yoest, Marjorie Dannenfelser, Kristan Hawkins and David Bereit
Desperate times call for desperate measures, so they say. The abortion industry is right in the middle of these desperate times after their leader, President Obama, abandoned them in the midst of the health care debate. By not stepping in to ensure that the Stupak-Pitts amendment, which prevents the government from funding abortion, would not be in the health care bill, he seems to have left them out in the cold.

Maybe not. After the amendment overwhelmingly passed the House did the president step in to say it went too far and that he would work to strip it from health care? The betrayal of Sen. Ben Nelson, Nebraska Demcrat, certainly took a step in the right direction for the president when he caved on a phony abortion compromise that pushed the health care bill through the Senate on Christmas Eve.

But the abortion industry has certainly had its share of heartbreaks as well. Perhaps one of the worst betrayals came from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, an ardent pro-choicer herself, when she left the abortion lobby to fend for itself after letting Stupak-Pitts get to the floor for a vote.
So it's no wonder that Planned Parenthood, NARAL and their allies are using desperate measures to make sure that the government funds abortion through health care. They have supposedly sent coat hangers to the Democrats who voted in favor of the Stupak amendment and have attacked the Catholic Church for standing up for its deeply held conviction and teaching that all life is sacred and that the government shouldn't be funding abortion.

And they are outright trying to deceive the American public on the merits of the Stupak amendment.

Earlier this month, New York Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey claimed that the Stupak-Pitts Amendment "puts new restrictions on women's access to abortion coverage in the private health insurance market even when they would pay premiums with their own money." Just days later, PolitiFact.com issued an analysis and said her comments were "false."

Planned Parenthood's cover has been blown. Before the vote on Stupak-Pitts, there were no uproars from the abortion lobby about government funding of abortion in the health care bill. There were no send-your-legislator-a-hanger campaigns. Why? Because they were hoping this issue would slip under the radar and that the bill would pass without any specific exclusion of abortion, which would ensure that abortion would certainly be funded by the government.
But pro-life groups like ours were making noise and demanding abortion funding be taken out of health care legislation. And we will continue to do so as the House and Senate bills have to be reconciled.

And if it weren't for the Michigan Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak's perseverance and courage - and the courage of those who voted with him - the abortion industry could have very well pulled the wool over the eyes of the majority of Americans who do not want their tax dollars funding abortions.

But it's not over yet, far from it. The Senate bill provides for government-funded abortions and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops calls it "the worst we've seen yet."

These are certainly desperate times. Our nation has come to a well-defined fork in the road. President Obama and Congress can either choose to protect the status quo or fund abortion and ram an unpopular and immensely immoral bill through the legislature. It is our hope that the nation does not choose to fund abortion with government money.

Dr. Charmaine Yoest is president and CEO of Americans United for Life. Marjorie Dannenfelser is president of the Susan B. Anthony List. Kristan Hawkins is executive director of Students for Life. David Bereit is national director of 40 Days for Life.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Watch for biased editing with liberal newspapers

Here is what I sent in to the paper, notice that the actual date of the event is included, the bottom version of the announcement is the version that went into the newspaper, some minor editing along with having the date of the event removed. It is obvious that we have liberal newspapers everywhere including this local one called, The Daily Reflector. This is not the first time our announcements have been 'fixed' and I am no longer going to sit down and take it.


For IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Republican Women of Pitt County will meet Thursday, January 21st at Brook Valley Country Club at noon for their monthly luncheon and business meeting. The program will feature Noel (Chris) Cayton of the Beaufort County Committee for Constitutional Studies, a non profit organization that sponsors annual study courses on the Constitution in the tradition of the founding fathers. We will also be conducting a drive for Give2theTroops for sandwich and larger storage bags to help the organization in packing necessary items for our military troops deployed around the world. Last month our club collected money for Give2theTroops for needed supplies. Please RSVP by calling (removed for this blog publication)

Daily Reflector's version of our announcement is below:

Republican Women of Pitt County to meet
The Republican Women of Pitt County will meet at noon Thursday at Brook Valley Country Club. Noel (Chris) Cayton of the Beaufort County Committee for Constitutional Studies will speak. Storage bags, sandwich size and larger, will be collected for Give2theTroops to help in packing items for deployed troops. For more information and to make reservations, (removed for this blog publication)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Pro-life Democrat that is Catholic? Really?

How can a Catholic be a Democrat with these statement in it's platform?

Choice

The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a
woman's right to choose a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay,
and we oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right.

The Democratic Party also strongly supports access to comprehensive affordable
family planning services and age-appropriate sex education which empower people
to make informed choices and live healthy lives. We also recognize that such
health care and education help reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and
thereby also reduce the need for abortions.

The Democratic Party also strongly supports a woman's decision to have a child
by ensuring access to and availability of programs for pre- and post-natal
health care, parenting skills, income support, and caring adoption programs. and
on a more 'perfect' union, it states:


A More Perfect Union We believe in the essential American ideal that we are not
constrained by the circumstances of birth but can make of our lives what we
will. Unfortunately, for too many, that ideal is not a reality. We have more
work to do. Democrats will fight to end discrimination based on race, sex,
ethnicity, national origin, language, religion, sexual orientation, gender
identity, age, and disability in every corner of our country, because that's the
America we believe in. and....

It is not enough to look back in wonder at how far we have come; those who
came before us did not strike a blow against injustice only so that we would
allow injustice to fester in our time. That means removing the barriers of
prejudice and misunderstanding that still exist in America. We support the
full inclusion of all families, including same-sex couples, in the life of
our nation, and support equal responsibility, benefits, and protections. We
will enact a comprehensive bipartisan employment non-discrimination act. We
oppose the Defense of Marriage Act and all attempts to use this issue to
divide us.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Odrama will be back in DC...to do more damage

Interpol. Just read the link provided and check it out for your self. He wants to contain the Teaparty patriots on their own soil.

Mark my words.