Follow by Email

Friday, October 31, 2014

American Girl Follow-up

I just got off the phone with an executive from American Girl.  My daughter's letter will be read to the president of the company sometime in the next few weeks.  I appreciate that.

The executive was very kind and she listened patiently to me.  I appreciate that, too.

Her point of view was one of tolerance and inclusivity.

You and I have been worried about the effects of this "tolerance and inclusivity" for decades.  But, I never would have guessed that our tolerance for the Muslim religion would result in radical terrorists all over the world.  I never would have imagined that being inclusive to people from other countries would result in 4 cases of Ebola on American soil.

Our worst fears AND WORSE have been realized due to our political correctness.

I understand that the American Girl catalog does not fit in to the world narrative of war and pestilence.

However, while she was talking, I realized that she had received many phone calls and emails from people who wanted "Christmas" to be taken out of the catalog.

And, it was.

And, my precious American Girl cried because she was, inexplicably, excluded in the process of tolerance and inclusivity.

I realized that some of the blame for this predicament may fall right at our Christian, kitten-heeled feet.

How many times have you LOVINGLY complained that Christmas wasn't mentioned at a store?  How many letters have you written?  How many calls have you made?

Maybe if American Girl, and society at large, heard our gentle reproach (nobody likes a militant Christian, not even me) about tolerantly excluding 90% of the population that celebrates Christmas, there would be a change.

Here is our call to action.  Please write a letter to American Girl in Midddleton, Wisconsin.  Write it to the attention of: Corporate Service Communications.  You can also email American Girl or call the corporate office.

Let this be the first step in taking back Christmas.  Let your loving voices be heard.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Don't waste your vote on a third party candidate

Please!  I mean it.  This election is too important.  When you are in that booth and it is just you and God in there, no one will ever know your vote.  Alison Lundergan Grimes has proved that, you never have to tell who you voted for.

So, please, push the big "R."

My daughters had to go to my local Republican meeting with me recently.  My 10-year-old read or something, her political activist career hadn't begun yet.  But, my 13-year-old must have been paying attention.

On our way out she said, "Sheesh, that could have been a Democrat meeting!"

I said, "What do you mean?"

She huffed, "The way they were ripping apart all of the Republicans they could have been liberals!"

And, she is right.

As Republicans, we are very informed, engaged and opinionated.  That is good.  We don't fall in line behind our party blindly.  We read, we listen and we have very strong opinions on lots of issues.

Democrats, by contrast, rely on low-information voters.  They hear cool tag-lines like "hope" and "change" and vote for democrats.  Even though Republicans are selling awesome things like personal responsibility and freedom, liberals make all of their campaign slogans sound like, "We love puppies, we love trees and we want everyone to get free stuff and be happy!"

No one gets a puppy, tree or is happy.  Liberals just keep on pumping out the "free stuff" and have lifelong voters.  And, loyal democrats dutifully fall in line with the party no matter who is in power.  If Hillary supporters hadn't dutifully set down their signs and immediately switched over to Obama, this disastrous president wouldn't have been able to do so much damage to this country.

Wouldn't that have been great?

Now, back to Republicans, listen up, I want to talk to you.  I know that the candidates aren't conservative enough for you.

YOU HAVE TO VOTE FOR THEM ANYWAY.  Whatever we get will be exponentially better than having democrats in control.

Think about that for a second.

......

Mitt Romney wasn't conservative enough.  So, you stayed home.  You ordered from that cool pizza place down the street and caught up on Game of Thrones on Hulu.

How did that work out?

Is that pizza place still in business?  The cost of groceries has tripled, the price of gas has been doubled for the past 6 years.  (Thankfully, we are getting a brief reprieve from that right now.)  Health insurance premiums have doubled and you can't even use your insurance.  You have a deductible of about $6,000.

Don't vote for a third party candidate.  Please.  Vote for the Republican.  It will work out better than not voting.

A vote for a democrat or NOT VOTING for a Republican because he or she is not conservative enough IS A VOTE FOR OBAMA AND HIS DISASTROUS POLICIES THAT HAVE:

-raised taxes
-increased regulations
-increased the size and scope of government which has allowed:
   -the failure of the VA
   -the NSA spying on all of is
   -the IRS using its power to torture political opponents of the president
   -the retreat from Iraq that has caused the rise of ISIS, exactly as Geroge W. bush said would happen
   -the incompetency that has caused us to completely leave our southern border open and
   -the negligence that has led to not one but two cases of Ebola in the United States.

Don't waste your vote on a third party candidate, no matter how informed you are, please.  Vote for Republicans, even if they aren't conservative enough for you. It will work out better in the end.

Ok?

Liberals vs Muslims

I am starting to see a situation in which liberals, who staunchly defend the rights of Islamic terrorists as "freedom fighters" with "legitimate grievances" are going to have some really big problems with the Muslim religion.  It might happen pretty soon.  This religion, which they bend over backwards to accommodate doesn't line up very well with liberal philosophies.

Liberals consider themselves champions of all women.  Muslims beat, stone, and mutilate women.  How can liberals keep defending this?

Liberals have placed animals above all life, including human, for decades.  Muslims (I just found out yesterday by reading one of our articles) don't like dogs.  How will elite liberals feel when they can't carry Schoompsie-poo in her Gucci bag to democratic fundraisers?

Liberals have been shoving the LGBT agenda down our throats for years now.  Muslims punish homosexuality by death.

Liberals aren't really crazy about religion.  They have pushed to removed all references to God and the Bible from public places for decades, even though our country was founded on the Judeo-Christian ethic.  In Islam, not being a believer is punishable by death.  They do give that choice convert OR die, which is so nice.  But, still.

The only thing keeping Muslims from killing women, homosexuals and beloved pets right now is the armed Christian standing between them.

Shouldn't all Americans, on both sides of the aisle, be against violence toward women?  Shouldn't we all protect our domesticated American pets?  Shouldn't we all be ready to physically defend our gay friends and neighbors?  Shouldn't we all be protecting the religious liberties granted under the first amendment?

I think so.

Don't you?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ok, help me out here

 I am just a simple Republican and I can't keep track of all the liberal flip-flopping.  My belief system doesn't change based in who is currently in the Oval Office.

See, I haven't changed my position on illegal aliens.  I still believe that it is, like, illegal.  But, Harry Reid has.  He was against amnesty for illegal aliens when George W. Bush was in office.  He is all for it now that Obama is in office.

Senator Obama called raising the debt ceiling "unpatriotic" when George W. bush was in office and was against deficit spending.  But, PRESIDENT Obama has no problem recklessly spending us into the ground.

Sheesh, where is that watchdog media when you need them?

I mean, if a Republican changes their favorite postage stamp, they will report on it, call him or her a flip-flopper.  They would start wearing flip-flops to press briefings in 6 inches of snow.

I am just saying, you would know about it.

But liberal flip-flopping is swept under the proverbial rug, which is starting to look a little bit like the Rockies.

Take the election that is coming up in two weeks.  Liberal democrats who are in danger of losing their senate seats can't seem to run far enough or fast enough away from their patron saint, Obama.

Liberal democrats, who have blocked the Keystone pipeline, crushed the coal industry, and are against fracking, are pulling out their guns and Carhartts and, well, acting like Republicans.

You know, Republicans who are for the Keystone pipeline, for coal and for fracking.

The problem is those liberal democrats, who are in danger of never being re-admitted to the congressional lounge, voted FOR Obama's energy and job killing
policies.  In most cases, they voted with Obama 95-97% of the time.

Inexplicably, Obama made sure that voters know who they are voting for in those key senate races.  He said that even though he isn't on the ballot, his policies are.

Sheesh, thanks.

But, that is ok.  This is where liberal lying and that Rocky Mountain carpet come in so handy.  Obama, in an interview with the totally politically neutral Al Sharpton, ace reporter, oh and advisor to the White House, said to democrats desperately clinging to their Capitol Hill lanyards, "You do what you need to do to win. I will be responsible for making sure that our voters turn out."  Because, the record doesn't lie and even Obama has to admit, in the same interview, "The bottom line is, though, these are all folks who vote with me; they have supported my agenda in congress."

If Republicans can't pull this one out, God help us all.

Desperate Dems...

...Will do anything to hold on to the senate.  Some say that all is fair in politics.  The problem with that is both sides don't play by the same rules.  Unfortunately, Republicans do lie sometimes.  But, when they are caught, the other Republicans help in getting the liar out of office.

Democrats lie as par for the course.  When they are caught, everyone falls in the party line and supports both the lie and the liar.  When all else fails, they just shrug and go, "Oops!"  There are never any repercussions.

If a Republican did something like this (see below) the media would report on it 24/7 in a continuous cycle.  Why aren't they reporting on this?

This is from the Washington Free Beacon:

* "Just a week after Sen. Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) recommended a North Carolina judge to President Barack Obama for a seat in the U.S. District Court, the judge ruled in favor of a company partially owned by Hagan’s husband. The senator’s husband, Charles T. ‘Chip’ Hagan, was a managing member of Hydrodyne Industries LLC when it sued a regional water authority for drawing water out of a river that had one of its hydroelectric dams built on…. Superior Court Judge Calvin E. Murphy ruled the case in favor of Hydrodyne … Murphy’s ruling was made on Oct. 23, 2009, just nine days after Sen. Hagan sent his name to Obama to be nominated for a lifetime seat on the U.S. District Court for Western North Carolina. Hagan withdrew her recommendation to Obama after North Carolina’s News and Record contacted her office about the apparent conflict of interest, telling the paper that she “was not aware that Judge Murphy was hearing a case in which my husband had an interest.””

Please, the case and the judge hearing it would have been just about the only topic of discussion around the Hagan dinner table.  How can this level of corruption be allowed in American politics?  Is it all just because the mainstream media agrees with liberal policies?  What the heck happened to objectivity?

So, do the democrats fess up?  No way, they double down.  This is from the Washington Examiner:

* “This year’s North Carolina Senate race is shaping up to be one of America’s first $100 million Senate races. By the time Nov. 4 rolls around, money spent or committed to the race between Democratic U.S. Sen Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis is supposed to top $103 million, according to analysis by the Charlotte Observer. Three-quarters of the money comes from both party and interest groups, while more than $22 million comes from groups that don’t disclose their donors, known as ‘dark money’ groups. Hagan’s campaign has spent $19.6 million, being backed by $35 million from outside groups. Tillis’ campaign has spent only $6 million, but outside groups have sent more than $42 million his way.”

This is distressing.  We all need to know about it and tell it to other people.

* Washington Free Beacon and Washington Examiner quotes excerpted from "Fox News First" by Christ Stirewalt

Monday, October 27, 2014

First World Problems

I took the kids and my mom to Niagara Falls this past summer.  I was checking out in the gift shop and struggling to hold my purchases while cramming my wallet in my over-stuffed purse.

I apologized to the young man, of indeterminate ancestry, who had checked me out, for holding up the line.  He quipped, in perfect English, "That is a first world problem."

Sensing a kindred spirit, I immediately responded, "Only someone who knows how bad the third world is would say that," all thoughts of the line behind me now gone.

His mother was in fact from the third world, which is why he was raised here, speaks the King's English and works in the Niagara Falls gift shop.

I have come to realize, through one of my liberal cousins, that the "first world problem" line is actually AN INSULT to the first world.

Ok.

People die trying to get here.  People put their children on planes, alone, in the hopes that they will make it here to be swaddled in first world problems.  People claw their way across the desert to be encumbered with first world problems.

So, I have decided to relish all of my first world problems.  Every time that I prop up my hobbit slippers on my leather barco lounger to watch the news, I thank God that I don't have to carry water for 3 miles each way.  (I can walk six miles if I feel like it, but I don't HAVE to, if I don't want to.)

I am thankful every time that I turn on the water to brush my teeth, make dinner, wash the dishes or the laundry.

I am thankful that I have a dog (frowned upon in third world countries) and that I have to go pick up her allergy medicine today.  Poor puppy.

I am thankful that I have to go BACK to NTB to have them fix the tire that they fixed last week on our second car.

I am thankful for a few of the thousand or so channels that I get on several televisions.

And, I am thankful that I can worship the way that I want.

All first world problems.  The first world rocks and if we don't start defending it, we are going to lose it because I am starting to think that liberals (please see my previously published works) want to send us back to the dark ages.

Is the state responsible for the well-being of its citizens?

This question, posed by a reader on my blog, actually keep me up last night.

It wasn't the answer that kept me up, that is an emphatic "NO!"  But, rather what kept me from a good night's sleep was the pervasiveness of this seemingly innocuous argument.

I mean, it sounds fabulous at cocktail parties, right?

"Ah, dahling, the state should be responsible for the well being of its citizens.  Pass me the caviar..."

It reminds me a lot of "let them eat cake."  Of course, the upper class, which pays a small percentage of their income to the state, feels no negative effects from the state.  They pass laws that don't pertain to them, pay taxes out of their abundance to keep the government going and don't really care much about the cost of food, gas, heating bills, clothes or anything.

Like Nancy Pelosi.

However, the poor have to pay a much larger percentage, or even everything that they have to the state and are then slaves to the state.  They get only the amount of what is left that is rationed to them by the government.  Instead of being free to work hard, take what they earn and spend it on anything they want, the government takes it and gives it to other people.

So, while things are going well at the cocktail party, a wild-eyed redneck with a shotgun yelling, "Stay off my land!" doesn't go over nearly as well.  But that freedom fighter is exactly who built this country.  This republic was settled and built by people who wanted to be free from government tyranny.

It is hard to figure out how this country full of immigrants who came here to work hard and live free FROM the state has succumbed to the argument that the state can and should take care of them.

Last Thanksgiving I helped one of my cousins with his college economics homework.  (We got an A.)  He was being taught to factor in the economic costs and benefits of government in all of his calculations.  I couldn't believe it!

In economics, I was taught the free market.  (I got an A.) Government isn't the solution, it is the problem.  Government doesn't make, it just takes and re-distributes.  The elite class gives a little and doesn't notice.  The low class, which is all that is left, there is no middle, has nothing, it all belongs to the state.

Sadly, the socialist model, which is exactly what I am describing, has been tried throughout the world for centuries and it always collapses when the government runs out of other people's money and goes bankrupt.

(Yes, foreign readers, America is headed in that direction, which is why I am so upset.)

Here are just a few of the examples where socialism/communism/liberal progressivism/call it what you want has been tried and failed.

In the Bible, the new church tried out socialism.  Everyone took what they had and gave it to the church and everyone had enough.  Until, Ananias and Sapphira came along.  They sold some land and gave part of the money to the church.  They kept some for themselves, which is fine.  But, they lied and said that they had given everything.  They were both struck down dead.  (Look it up, it is in Acts.)

The Pilgrims tried communism.  Did you know that?  In the new world, the land belonged to everyone.  Everyone worked and everyone shared the harvest.  It didn't take long for a Pilgrim to figure out that if he stayed in the dirt-floor cabin, propped those buckle-y shoes on a milk urn and watched the sheep stroll by on the big screen picture window, he would get the same amount of food.

So, people stopped showing up at work!  Yeah!

Then, they divided up the land.  When the land was privately owned and you ate what you grew, guess what happened?  They worked their buckle-y shoes off to grow food.

Remember the USSR?  The government took everything and then distributed to everyone the portion that the government decided each person deserved.  People were starving.  Even now, socialist countries all over Europe are scratching their heads as they watch their governments go bankrupt.

Socialism sounds great!  But, it doesn't work anywhere.  We all used to agree on this.  It used to be something that we all fought against.  Remember the book by Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time?

(My daughter wanted me to point this out and please watch the comments, she can, like, read you know.)

In it, the greatest evil was a place where they lulled you to sleep, made you stop thinking and made you act like everyone else.  If you didn't, you were taken away and "re-programmed."  We are introduced to the world in the book by a description of a street where all of the houses are exactly the same.  All of the children bounce the balls in exactly the same way.  They all come inside exactly when they are told and the one boy who doesn't bounce properly is taken away.

Frighteningly, that doesn't sound too dissimilar from where we are headed right now.  We all are being forced to comply with a very narrow liberal worldview.  We are being programmed to stop thinking that government is the problem.  We are being told that government is the solution.

After Obamacare, the IRS, the NSA, Ebola and ISIS, do you really believe that?

We are being told that "you didn't build that" business.  We are being turned toward class and race warfare.  Hillary Clinton just said that businesses aren't job creators.

Once we all stop thinking and working hard, then we all turn to the government to fill all of our needs and willingly let the government take over - where exactly will we be?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Liberals and the moral high ground

The other day, my children and I were walking home with our dog.  As I leaned down to take off the dog's leash, I noticed that a tiny inchworm was measuring my jacket.  My children rolled their eyes as I started muttering the inchworm song (from Sesame Street, look it up) and carefully placed the inchworm on a leaf where it happily continued measuring.

It looked happy to me, anyway.

Later that same day, I watched a show on the news about the destruction of the coal industry due to Obama's coal-killing policies.  The show featured actual people who can no longer pay their bills and are struggling to survive because their jobs are just gone.  Poof!

My husband heard me sniffling and said, "Are you crying?"

"No!"  I said, "I have something in my eye."

Meanwhile, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Al Sharpton and Barack Obama have all called Republicans (like me) stupid, crazy, terrorists, arsonists, and many more awful names.

Inchworm and people-loving Republicans, just like me, have been called all of those names because we don't ascribe to the narrow worldview of the liberal philosophy.

And, all of that name calling is working!  A majority of the country thinks that the country is headed in the wrong direction, but people blame Republicans.  Take the government shutdown.  The government was shutdown because Harry Reid and Obama refused to even talk to Republicans about spending cuts.  They definitely wouldn't negotiate or actually agree to any spending cuts.  Democrats blamed the whole thing on Republicans and got away with it.

Now, inexplicably, the left is claiming the moral high ground on every issue in this country even though their disastrous policies have either caused the problems or have made them worse.  And, people are actually believing it!

Here is just a short list of a few things that liberals have gotten totally wrong:

1.  Religion - liberals staunchly defend Islam, even though it enslaves and abuses women.  All men and women of all political parties should denounce the horrendous treatment of women in Islam.

2.  Women - speaking of women, liberals get this totally wrong, too.  Liberals seem to believe that birth control is the only issue that affects women.  This is so demeaning and couldn't be farther from the truth.  Women care about their jobs, food and gas prices, health insurance, how to pay for college for their children.  Women care about the economy, not just their reproductive health.

3. War - the liberals always get this wrong.  They don't understand that we go to war reluctantly and as a last resort and always to protect ourselves.  They have cried from the rooftops for 13 years that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.  But, there were and everyone knows it now, for sure.

4.  Economy - liberals inexplicably believe that taxes and regulation help the economy.  Taxes and government regulation strangle businesses and kill jobs.

Period.

5.  Education - what if the federal government started handling trash pick-up service in my neighborhood?  How well do you think that it would go?  It would be horrible.  My local government, that I pay with my taxes, effectively and competently picks up my garbage every week.

Thanks, guys!

The federal government would not do as good of a job because it is far away and can't do the management properly.  And, it would increase costs dramatically.  Then why is the federal government taking over my local school system?

Hum?

6.  Energy - and the mother of all things that liberals get totally wrong - energy policy.  Liberals seem to hate all forms of energy.  Yet, they use all of those forms of energy.  They really don't seem to care that people are hurt by the loss of energy-related jobs and by the rising cost of energy.  They just don't seem to care.

I don't understand it.

How can liberals continue to call me all sorts of awful names, get every possible thing wrong and then claim the moral high ground on virtually every issue?

I don't know - do you?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Purple Penguins

Have you heard about the school in Lincoln, Nebraska that is trying to be "gender inclusive?"

The school recommends that teachers not call children "boys" and "girls" or "ladies and gentlemen."  Instead, the school encourages grouping the children by their interests.  So, the children who like to ride bikes, line up on one side of the room and children who, say, like to skateboard, line up on the other side of the room.

Another helpful suggestion was to call the children simply, "purple penguins."
I didn't pay much attention to this story, until today.

Today, it was my turn to volunteer in the nursery for my non-denominational Christian Bible study.

Clearly, for the entire two hour time period, I focused totally on:
-Administering Christian love to the children,
-Cleaning up all of those pesky crumbs that ensue after a satisfying snack of nilla wafers, and
-Competently working with a glue stick as we placed Bible verses on our craft.

However, during my time in nursery, I noticed a few things that reminded me of the purple penguins.

First, the children, without any instruction from us, sat in boy/girl groups.  We, the workers, were concerned with the list detailed above.  We in no way, instructed them to sit in gender specific groups.

Second, with alarming dexterity, the boys fashioned every implement they were given into a weapon.  Markers and glue sticks immediately became guns and knives  to the "boy" children.

It is worth noting that we instructed (lovingly) the children that the glue sticks were to affix Bible verses to their papers and the markers were to write their names on their papers.

(I muttered under my breath that it is a good thing these children are home-schooled or they would be expelled from public school as I cleaned up those angels' messes.)

Third, the "girls" completed the craft neatly and quickly.  Meanwhile the "boys" had to be coerced into sitting at all and I eventually did all of their crafts so that something would be sent home in their "take home bags."

Finally, we had them do 100 jumping jacks before heading off to singing time.

Gender is not something that is taught in schools. It is something that children are born with.  We did nothing to create gender roles, the children formed roles all by themselves.

It reminded me of one time in my town.  Remember, I live in a liberal college town filled with hippies and reformed hippies.  I was at my children's ice skating lesson.  For some reason that I can't recall the skating teacher was telling me the difference between girl and boy students.

A hippie, who was probably 70, skated up and said that she used to think that gender roles were all assigned by society.  Then she had grandchildren and she realized how wrong she was.

With a swish, she skated off in a flurry of gray pony tail.

Sheesh.

She has no idea what that ridiculous idea has done to the rest of us.

Does she?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Moveon.org "save the senate" campaign

A helpful reader just sent me a video from Moveon.org.

Thanks, Tom!

The informative, 2-minute video was quite enlightening.  It clearly explained to me what the Republican plan is.

Let me share it with you.  The narrator of the video explained that Republicans don't want an increase to the minimum wage.  Republicans also want to cut long term unemployment benefits and cut spending on infrastructure "allowing our roads and bridges and pipelines to crumble," the video says.

These three points were the basis for "saving the senate" from Republicans.

The problem with these arguments is that they are so entrenched in socialist thinking that it is hard to unravel them and put them in the proper perspective.

But, I will try.

Republicans don't want to increase the minimum wage because we believe in the free market.  The government shouldn't tell businesses what they have to pay people.  When the government intervenes in business in this way, it hurts businesses and jobs.

Of course Republicans don't want to increase LONG TERM unemployment benefits.  If we get government out of business, businesses can go back to work, and there will be jobs for people.  Yes, it really is that simple.

Republicans don't want to let our roads, bridges and pipelines crumble.  We want to cut government waste.  We were driving by a construction site the other day.  One guy was digging in a hole and 7 (yes, seven) guys were standing around watching him.  That, gentle reader, is government waste, the kind that the GOP wants to cut.

Here is another example, a few years ago my street had some repairs.  After the repairs were finished, we got a $250 a year tax increase.  The money that we had already paid for street repairs (from our taxes) should have been sitting in an account somewhere.  But, our all democrat city officials had mismanaged our tax dollars.  We had to pay again and this, my friend, is government waste.

The video goes on to explain the dire consequences of a Republican take-over of the senate.

The narrator explains that Republicans will cut taxes for the rich.  I am so sick of this argument.  When democrats raise taxes, they say they are raising taxes only on the rich.  Yet, they always raise taxes for everyone, who is working.  When Republicans cut taxes, the economy starts moving.  People invest in business, jobs are created.  And, an un intended consequence, government revenue goes up.

One of the final scare tactics on the video - once Republicans are in charge "there won't enough money left for education."  Again, this simple scenario seems real.  What liberals don't understand is the concept of capitalism.  They think that there is one pie and it has to be divided up and if I have a piece, there won't be a piece for you.

That is true, in socialism.  But nothing could be farther from the truth in capitalism.  With the free market, unbridled by government regulation, we make more pies.  Everyone gets a piece of the pie.

I think that Reagan said it best, "Government isn't the solution to our problem, government is the problem."

Be strong, share the wonder of the free market and capitalism with your friends at cocktail parties, around the water cooler and in your sukkah.

Vote Republican, so that we can take back the senate.

War on Christmas, Part 2

Sukkot was last week.  It ended last Wednesday at nightfall.  So, sukkahs were up all over my neighborhood and people were partying til the wee hours in their front and back yards.

I live in an area with a lot of Jewish people.  Even though I am Christian, I have learned a lot about Judaism from living in this neighborhood.

One important thing that I have learned about is high holy days.  Taking place in late September and early October, these days are the most holy on the Jewish calendar.

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year and Yom Kippur is the day of atonement.  If you want to be knowledgable about our Jewish friends, take note of these holidays.

A much less important holiday on the Jewish calendar is Hanukkah.  Although I fervently pray that the miracle of Hanukkah will take place in my gas tank each week, it is still a minor Jewish holiday.

One of my sorority sisters said that people in Israel laugh at the way Americans celebrate Hanukkah.

In the interest of "tolerance" Americans nearly refuse to even say the word "Christmas" and inexplicably toss up a Menorah next to a Christmas tree all across the country.  (Oh, and they call it a "holiday" tree, but call a menorah a menorah, not a "festive lighting display.")

Christmas recognizes the birth of the savior of the world, Jesus Christ.  Christmas is the holiest of Christian holidays and is celebrated by about 85-90% of Americans (look it up) and by millions of people around the world.

During the Christmas season, we put up Christmas trees.  Menorahs are to celebrate the 8 nights of Hanukkah.  Putting one up weeks before (or after) Hanukkah is insulting to Christians and Jews.

So, to recap, say "Merry Christmas" around the Christmas tree while you sing Chirstmas carols, eat Christmas cookies and address Christmas cards.

Mark your calendars in the fall and recognize Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur for our Jewish friends.  Also, only put up a menorah during the 8 days of Hanukkah.

Ok?

Shabbat shalom.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Gwyneth

Gwyneth Paltrow is an idiot!  Let's break it down.

Paltrow gave a fundraiser on Thursday for Obama at her California mansion.  When introducing the president she gushed, "You are so handsome that I can't speak properly."

Ugh.  First of all, that is just tacky.  It is totally inappropriate to comment on someone's personal appearance like that.  Second, how much did she have to drink?  Her assessment is questionable in this instance, at best.  Third, when did good looks become a quality that aids in governing?

The fundraising event, for our fundraiser-in-chief cost between $1,000 - $32,000 and including the honor of being there and (for $15k) getting your picture with the president.

Gwyneth continued falling all over herself telling Obama that she appreciates his work for equal pay for women, "as a working mother."

Ok, she is NOT a working mother.  She is a Hollywood mother who works for a few weeks a year and gets paid millions of dollars for it.  Is Obama going to be sure that she gets $20 million for her next movie like Robert Downey Jr., or will she be stuck with a paltry few million less, like 5 or 10 or 18 million.

Poor baby.

Hey working mothers, what would you do for one million dollars?

Gwyneth has nannies, cooks, maids, personal trainers, stylists, make-up artists and wardrobe consultants.  She has no idea what it is like to be a working mother and she insults every single one of us by saying that she is one.

In closing, Gwyneth sagely advised her assembled guests, "It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass."

What?!? OMG, this woman's vote counts the exact same as mine.

So, there you have it, straight from the liberal horse's mouth.

Our president is good-looking, is committed to a cause that is not really real so, we should give him carte blanche to re-write the constitution, take away our liberties and our freedoms.

It doesn't matter that we have Ebola in the US for the first time ever under Obama's watch.  It doesn't matter that ISIS is cutting off heads of Christians faster than Gwyneth can slice pats of soy butter.

Nope, in Obama and Gwyneth land, all is well.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sometimes, things just have a way of working themselves out

Like in math, even in common core.

This week in 5th grade we were multiplying fractions.

Anyone remember how fun that is?

Since our last math debacle, I have talked to my mother, who has a Ph.D in educational administration and one of my sorority sisters who has been an elementary school teacher for over 20 years.

My friend said that the common core math tools have really helped her understand math better.  She recalls being very confused in math class as a child and the common core methods help her to visualize and understand the math problems more easily.

For example, just accepting that 2 + 2 = 4 was too abstract for her as a child.  Seeing the chart with 2 apples and 2 more apples makes it a lot easier for her.  It also helps her when she is teaching math to young children.

Ok, no problem.  Unfortunately, not everything can be simplified.  If we make up a crutch to teach math to children and there is no such made up crutch for more complex mathematics, how can American children ever truly excel in math?

Back to those pesky fractions.  My daughter was given fractions to multiply.  She was then given a number line in some problems and in other problems a chart with stars or shapes.

She was instructed to divide up the number line or the chart of shapes into the correct amount and this was supposed to help solve the problem.

Two problems with this scenario:
1. You can't determine the correct way to divide up the number line or the chart without solving the problem first and
2. This won't work for larger numbers.

So, I taught my daughter how to multiply fractions the good old fashioned way, by using math.  We then used the chart or whatever to check and make sure she had arrived at the correct response.

Here is where I got my redemption, finally.

Today, we had to divide larger numbers.  There were no charts, there were no pies, no triangles and no stars.  There was just a page full of fractions and they all had to be multiplied.

Of course, she did it.  I had taught her how to multiply fractions, all fractions, not just small ones that you could model with a bunch of stars or pies.

What did all of the other kids do who had learned how to do it only with the chart-number line-shape crutch?

I don't know.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Another vocabulary test

But wait, there's more!  Common core

It has been a few weeks since my 5th grader had a vocabulary test.  She is on the third unit of the year and has spent the last 10 lessons happily learning the words and answering all of the questions correctly.

After the last test debacle, I watched the lessons a lot more closely this time.

She was asked to define words and complete sentences with the vocabulary words.  She experienced very reasonable ways to teach vocabulary to a 5th grader.

Just to recap from my previous article, the test is a whole different ball game.  On the test she was asked to choose the best 2 synonyms for a vocabulary word out of 4.  She was also asked to choose the 2 best context clues to determine the meaning of a word out of 4.  There are 3 questions like this on the 10 question test, she gets them wrong (with my help) and fails the test.

Well yesterday was vocabulary test day again.  I had an appointment and my mother came to help the children with school.

I always rest easy when mom takes over, she has a Ph.D in educational administration.

Dr. Grandma flunked the vocabulary test.

This whole experience has reminded me of the rigidity of liberals.  They say that "anything goes" "go your own way" "do what feels right, man!"  But, if anything that you like doesn't fit in with their narrow world view, you will get a major smack down.

It reminded me of a liberal who had given a coloring and sticker book to my other daughter when she was about 2.  My child has a unique artistic view and was coloring outside the lines and (gasp!) putting the stickers in the wrong places.

The liberal became completely unglued and quite hostile with my child.  This "free form" play was totally not ok to a rigid liberal.

Back to the vocabulary test, it is up to me to pick which two synonyms or context clues that I like best.  This is not something that can be taught.

Here is a perfect example - a person who has achieved about as much as a person can achieve in the English language (Mom has her master's in English) and education can't pass the 5th grade vocabulary test.

That is the problem with common core, thinking can't be taught.

American Girl

Recently, the American Girl catalog arrived in my mailbox.  I love what American Girl stands for.  Every shade of skin color, eye color, hair color is represented and every possible combination is brought to life in a doll.  Every girl can find a doll who looks just like her and each one is an "American Girl."  As a nation of immigrants this not only makes me proud, it brings a tear to my eye.

So, you can imagine my disappointment when my precious American girl showed me the most recent catalog and pointed out that the word "Christmas" was only mentioned once in the entire catalog.

I explained to her (as a good writer would!) that the pen is mightier than the sword (she wasn't sure) and encouraged her to write a strongly worded letter.  She did:

Dear American Girl,

I am a little troubled because in your latest magazine you only wrote the word Christmas once in the whole magazine.

Also, on the cover of the magazine there is a picture of a girl in a Christmas dress next to a Christmas tree with Christmas presents under it but it says holiday catalog! Addy is the only doll with a Christmas dress, all the other dolls have "holiday" dresses.

I am not going to ask my grandma for your merchandise this Christmas because you didn't talk about Christmas in your magazine.

Ms. Love
10-years-old
Former American Girl lover

Sigh, ok, look at the chumpy response that my American girl got:

Dear Ms. Love

We are sorry for your disappointment with our most recent catalogue.
Because there are many different holidays celebrated in December, our
catalogue is a "holiday" catalogue and not specific to a particular
holiday. We hope you understand.

We appreciate your comments and the time you have taken to share them.


Sincerely,


American Girl Customer Service
Phone: 800-845-0005 or 608-831-5210
Fax: 608-828-4790
Available Monday - Sunday 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Central 


Anyone interested in calling American Girl?

I am totally disgusted with this response.

Are you?


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Alison Lundergan Grimes


It used to be that people ran for congress because they loved America and wanted to serve our country.  Service was a sacrifice.

With a salary of $176,000 a year, free healthcare and innumerable perks, maybe "public servant" isn't really the correct terminology anymore.

This brings me to the bizarre candidacy of Alison Lundergan Grimes who is running against Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky.

Inexplicably, Grime refuses to say whether or not she voted for President Obama.  This refusal has all but killed her entire candidacy.

If a Republican did that, well, you know what would happen.  

No news on Bergdahl investigation


So, the investigation into Bowe Bergdahl is complete.  The American people, who pay for Bergdahl's military services, will finally find out why 5 horrible terrorists were released in exchange for Bergdahl's freedom.

What did the report say?

Well, the White House is not going to release the findings from the Bergdahl investigation.

If a Republican refused to disclose information of that magnitude the press would scream about it from the rooftops 24/7.  It would be "investi-gate" and you would never hear the end of it.

Why is this administration allowed to get away with lie after lie, cover-up after cover-up?

Why do liberal candidates act like Republicans to get elected?

Liberal democrats are dusting off their Carhartts, loading their weapons and proudly shooting like a Robertson for the camera in campaign ads from sea to shining sea.

They want to get re-elected, then go back to Washington and vote for legislation to strip YOU of your 2nd amendment rights.

I talk a lot about what conservatives believe.  Let's review a little bit of what liberal progressives, who currently run the democrat party, believe.  Shall we?

Btw, if you are a liberal and don't believe any of these things, great, welcome aboard.  We will get you a card, mine has a really cool elephant on it.

Liberals really like taxes, the higher the better.  They believe that it is our civic duty to pay taxes and that we should all pay up.  I think that we should get rid of government waste before we fork over another dime.

Liberals like illegal aliens.  They won't even call them illegal or aliens.  They call them immigrants, and they want you to pay benefits to them.  Liberals believe that illegal aliens deserve health care, free education, welfare and food stamps.  Do you think that illegal aliens should get those things?

Liberals think that our cherished right to vote in our democracy is of so little value, that they don't think people should show an ID to vote.  How totally insane is that?

Liberals think that government is good and can solve big problems.  Do you think that the government can solve big problems?  Think of the post office or the DMV.  Do you get friendly, efficient service at a reasonable price?  No, you do everything you can to avoid going to either place, ever.  You know that the service stinks, no one will be nice to you and the prices will be outrageous.

But liberals like government.  And instead of having the government run fewer things liberals actually want the government to run MORE things, like the entire healthcare industry.

How cray-cray is that?

Liberals are inexplicably against energy, in every form.  They don't like: nuclear power, natural gas, fracking, drilling, mining.  They seem to hate coal, they don't like oil or electricity.  They are even outlawing wood-burning stoves.  Do they want us all to freeze to death?  I bet every single one of those energy-hating liberals has: light bulbs, a flushing toilet and a car.

Even if a candidate is covered in Carhartt and is carrying a gun, don't be fooled.  If the candidate has a "D" by his or her name, he or she is for big government, high taxes and less freedom for you.

Push the big "R."

Remember, if you feel strongly enough to shout out that you don't believe any of these things - great, welcome to the Republican Party.  The things listed above are what your party is fighting for, whether you want them to or not.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Carrie is back!

I recently wrote an article lamenting the downfall of country music.  If I have to hear another song about a girl on a dirt road or sliding in the middle of a pick-up truck or wearing a sundress with a beer, I might puke.

I have even been quipping to the kids that Carrie Underwood needs to put on her rhinestone jumpsuit and her stiletto heels and strut back into the studio to save country music.

Then, I heard that she is expecting her first child (congrats, Mike and Carrie!) and I worried that we would have yet another year of "bro" country before she returned.

Fortunately, she took care of business before, well, taking care of business.  She is back to save the genre!

Her latest single "Something in the Water" is a love letter to Christianity.  It couldn't possibly come at a better time.  Christians are being persecuted all over the world while a religion that advocates beheading is lauded as a religion of peace.

?!?!?

In case you had any doubts or were starting to question your faith, Carrie is here to remind you of the power of the gospel, all in a catchy tune and she looks fabulous doing it.

Since I couldn't possibly say this as well as Carrie and wouldn't look half as good, I will post the lyrics for you.

Lyrics to Carrie Underwood's "Something in the Water"

He said, "I've been where you've been before.
Down every hallway's a slamming door."
No way out, no one to come and save me
Wasting a life that the Good Lord gave me

Then somebody said what I'm saying to you
Opened my eyes and told me the truth."
They said, "Just a little faith, it'll all get better."
So I followed that preacher man down to the river and now I'm changed
And now I'm stronger

There must've been something in the water
Oh, there must've been something in the water

Well, I heard what he said and I went on my way
Didn't think about it for a couple of days
Then it hit me like a lightning late one night
I was all out of hope and all out of fight

Couldn't fight back the tears so I fell on my knees
Saying, "God, if you're there come and rescue me."
Felt love pouring down from above
Got washed in the water, washed in the blood and now I'm changed

And now I'm stronger

There must be something in the water
Oh, there must be something in the water

And now I'm singing along to amazing grace
Can't nobody wipe this smile off my face
Got joy in my heart, angels on my side
Thank God almighty, I saw the light
Gonna look ahead, no turning back
Live every day, give it all that I have
Trust in someone bigger than me
Ever since the day that I believed I am changed
And now I'm stronger

There must be something in the water
Oh, there must be something in the water
Oh, there must be something in the water
Oh, there must be something in the water
Oh, yeah

I am changed
Stronger

I'm free

Yes, Carrie, there is definitely something in the water.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

By every measure...

By every measure...

...the economy is doing better than it was 6 years ago.

ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?!?!?

The president, on his most recent fundraising and campaigning tour, has actually been saying this for the past week.

By every economic measure the economy is worse than it was 6 years ago.

I know that Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and John Kerry make so much money that they wouldn't notice, but median income has actually dropped from about $55,000 a year to about $50,000 a year during Obama's tenure.  That is a little over $400 a month.  That is, like, a new car payment.  Translation - people who might have bought a new car 6 years ago can't do that anymore.

Add to that an increase of about $200 a month in health insurance premiums due to the "free" Obamacare mandate and you have dealt a devastating blow to the middle class.  That is $200 that people don't have to spend on basic necessities, like food.

It almost makes you want to sign up for food stamps and Obamacare.

Almost.

Oh and by the way, deductibles are so high, thanks to Obamacare, that people can't use their health insurance even if they need to.

Pile on to all of this the tripling in food prices and doubling in gas prices since Obama took office and you have the destruction of the middle class.

I am not even getting into the tax increases and government regulations that are killing businesses and making jobs scarce.  (Please see my previously published works.)

Obama recently quipped, while out stumping, that nobody complains about Obamacare anymore.  He says the reason for that is it is working.

People aren't complaining about Obamacare anymore because the employer mandate has been delayed until after the midterm elections.  Trust me, when everyone on an employer sponsored health care plans loses their health insurance, you will hear plenty of complaining.

The other reason you don't hear people complaining about Obamacare now is because of the other life-threatening crises that are taking precedence.

Terrorists who are hell bent on killing us and the first reported case of Ebola in the US are taking up more airtime than Obamacare now.

That is why you have me.  Lest you forget:

*Fast and furious - Eric Holder is still in contempt of congress for giving guns to Mexican criminals.  One of those guns was used by a criminal to murder border agent, Brian Terry,
*IRS - this administration has used the most powerful government agency to torture political opponents.  There is no sign that it is stopping and no one has been held accountable for this,
*NSA - unable to identify real enemies (like terrorists) this administration has, instead, focused on the American people.  The NSA has been spying on us in an unprecedented way,
*Obamacare - this disaster was passed in the middle of the night, the president had to lie repeatedly to get it passed.  The greatest healthcare system in the world is being destroyed by Obamacare,
*ISIS - people want to kill us,
*Ebola - we have actually allowed an Ebola patient to enter the US, he has had contact with 100s of people.

Patriots, we have to talk about these things at cocktail parties and clam bakes, the water cooler and Bar Mitzvahs.  We have the power to do something about this.  In November, we have to get out there and vote for conservative candidates.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Ebola

Ebola, is it coming to a town near you?

My 10-year-old daughter asked me if Ebola could make it to our town.

I thought about it and said, "Well, every time that we go to the doctor, they ask if we have been to west Africa, right?"

"Yeah," she said.

"So," I concluded, "if someone said that they have been to west Africa and felt feverish, they would get a total smack down."

She said, "Just like the CDC on Monsters, Inc!"

CDC means "Child Detection Agency" on the Disney-Pixar blockbuster film.  Little did she know that CDC also stands for "Center for Disease Control."

We mimed the smack down and how a mask would be slapped on the patient's face and the person would immediately be placed in quarantine.

She laughed, appeased.  I was less sure.

Why was the Ebola patient in Texas sent home with fever symptoms after traveling to west Africa?  Our doctor is an Orthodox Jew, he asks everyone if they have travelled to west Africa when they enter the office.  He has for my children's entire lives.

He doesn't care if that offends anyone, he is in the business of saving lives.  And, no one is going of turn up with Ebola on his watch.

Have we gotten so politically correct that our desire to not offend ("Hey, buddy, did you just get back from Liberia?") now exceeds our ability to protect ourselves from deadly viruses?

Up to 100 people were exposed to this guy.  How can that happen in this country?

What can we tell our kids?  I am not sure, but make no mistake, they are listening.

"Mom, let's not go back to Atlanta this year," she said.

"Why?" I asked, "We had such a good time there last year."

"The Center for Disease Control is in Atlanta," she said, "I don't want to go back there."

Sheesh.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Good-hearted liberals...

...are destroying our country.  They are doing it by accident, but still.

Warning*

It used to be that the basic disagreement between democrats and republicans was mainly more or less government.  The southern gentleman wanted more social programs to help the south and the northern businessman wanted less government regulation to help businesses.  It was an amicable agreement and we all still believed in America.

The current Democratic Party bears very little resemblance to my simplified description.  Oddly, the policies that democrats now want do the exact opposite of helping America.  Worse, the policies hurt the poorest people the most.

Here are some examples.

Democrats are inexplicably for amnesty for all Illegal aliens.  This is disastrous.  The law-breaking illegals take jobs from our poorest citizens.

Democrats are for unlimited government programs.  They even are for giving these programs to illegal aliens.  These programs give people more than a hand-up, they give people a hand-out.  People become dependent upon the programs and can't get out.  They become comfortable, propped up in comfortable poverty and can't break out of the welfare-poverty cyle.

To pay for all of these government programs and illegal aliens, democrats are for higher taxes.  Higher taxes hurt poor people.  They have to pay them and have less for food and living expenses.

Sadly, something that democrats push really hard for is an Increase to the minimum wage.  Nothing could hurt the poorest among us more.  When wages for the lowest paid workers are $15 an hour, businesses will turn to ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS to take those jobs or replace those jobs with touch screens.

It is hard to justify democratic policies.  It defies logic that democratic leaders can't see the error of their policies.  It is almost as though they want to keep people in poverty.

Isn't it?

*there are generalizations in this article.  Please take your meds.  Some of you may need to lay off the malt beverages before reading this article.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Why I Love DWTS

In case you need a reminder...

DWTS is fun.  We need some fun right now.  The entire world is a mess and it is good to watch something that is light-hearted and just fun.

The contestants on DWTS work their butts off.  They are so competitive and they really want to do well.  It is interesting to see the "stars" try something new, step out of their comfort zone, get a spray tan, cover themselves in rhinestones and then take constructive criticism.

I can think of a few people in Washington who could take a healthy dose of constructive criticism.

DWTS is very tongue-in-cheek.  You can't have a mirror ball-filled, cheese fest and not have a sense of humor about it.  The producers of the show clearly do have a sense of humor which helps to explain the longevity of the show.

Now, about this week's dancing.  Alfonso (and Witney) received perfect scores.  They deserved 4 perfect 10s, for a total score of 40.  I might have woken the cat when I jumped up screaming at his fabulous dance.

But, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Sadie was perfect also, again.  She received a fantastic score, 3 '9' scores and 1 '10' score for a total of 37.

Let me be quick to explain my credentials - I am a fully accredited, couch judge for DWTS.  Here is how that works - the couple dances, my husband asks, "what will the judges say?" I answer and a few moments later the judges say some form of exactly what I just said.

The point is, although I couldn't samba my way out of a paper bag, I have picked up on the lingo, the scoring and how the dances are supposed to look

Sadie has done each dance flawlessly.  Since 10s are being thrown around like Ebola in west Africa, Sadie should be getting more 10s, too.

Why isn't she?

Now I have to tell my daughter that Betsey was voted off the show.  She is going to cry.

Pre-war on Christmas

Pre-war on Christmas

Christmas choir practice started last week.  There is nothing I like better than 3 solid months of belting out Christmas songs.  I sound really good, completely surrounded by a choir full of competent singers.

That got me thinking about the war on Christmas.  This year, we have had a war on Christians.  Christians are being slaughtered all over the world.

Yet here, we have liberals in this country who actually are more offended by someone saying "Merry Christmas" than they are by the beheading of a human being.

Who is so offended by the word Christmas?  How did we get to be a country of Christians who can't even say the word Christmas, a holiday that most of the country celebrates?

Here is a helpful word bank for your use during this tricky holiday season:

1. Christmas card - a card sent once a year to recognize the holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus.  This is not a "winter" card, a "holiday" card or a "seasonal" card,

2.  Christmas carol - a song sung during the Christmas season to celebrate the birth of Jesus.  Note use of word "carol."  There is no such thing as a "holiday" carol.  On what other holiday are carols sung?  It is also not a winter carol,

3.  Christmas tree - a tree that is placed in the Christian home to commemorate the birth of Jesus.  This is not a "holiday" tree.  Name one holiday, other than Christmas, when you chop down a pine tree and stick it in the living room.  Can't think of any?  That is why it is a Christmas tree,

4. Christmas decorations - decorations in a red and green theme that are placed around the home to celebrate the birth of Jesus.  Name one other holiday that uses the predominantly red and green theme.  Hmmmm, nope, can't think of one,

5.  Christmas cookies - cookies in the shapes of:
-stars to depict the star that led the wise men to the birthplace of Jesus
-trees to depict the aforementioned Christmas trees
-Santa Claus, the saint who gave Christmas gifts to celebrate the birth of Jesus, and
-bells, which rang to proclaim the birth of Jesus.

Be prepared, this is only the beginning, I am sure there will be much more to write about the war on Christmas.

In the meantime, have a holly jolly, ho-ho happy, marshmallow, evergreen, winter solstice holiday day.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Liberal policies are killing the middle class

Liberal flip flopping is killing the middle class

We were driving to church on Sunday.  I mentioned to my husband that we could stop by a different store for groceries because meat was $5 a pound at the store closer to our house.

He immediately got a migraine.

(I am not sure how he missed the $5 meat in my previously published article.)

Butter is over $4 a pound.  I don't know if Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Hillary Clinton ever step foot in a grocery store.  So, they probably don't care.

Gas has been between $3 and $4 a gallon for a solid six years.  The price of food has tripled in the last six years.  You never hear one word about that on the news, ever.

When George Bush was in office, you heard about gas prices around the clock. It was such a hot topic that liberals screamed that we were going to war in Iraq and Afghanistan only for oil.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  We were keeping terrorists at bay.

Interestingly, now that liberals are in charge, we are no longer keeping terrorists at bay. AND inexplicably we are also NOT drilling for oil here in America.

Isn't that weird?  We could be self sufficient if we allowed fracking and drilling right here.  The price of food would go down, and the price of gas would go down, too.

Why doesn't the media report the outrageous gas and food prices, how much it is hurting the middle class and how we could fix it by getting our own energy here?

This is true of every issue. Not a peep out of liberals now that we are going back to war.  Not a word about how many precious soldiers lives have been lost in our fight on terror.  Remember how they would show a count daily on the news?  Not anymore.  Could it be because 3/4 of the casualties occurred during Obama's administration after he changed the rules of engagement?

It is as though liberals change their ideology based on who is in charge.  They have flip-flopped on the national debt, immigration, war, the economy.

Why?  It's like they don't realize that they are being recorded and it is simple to have a montage of them contradicting themselves.

If a Republican flips on anything, oh my gosh, it would be on the news 24/7.  He or she would be run out of office faster than a liberal can whip out a sharpie and make a protest sign.

But, all we hear is: cricket, cricket.

The policies of this administration are destroying the middle class and giving my husband a migraine.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

The connection

Abortion, Emmanuel and ISIS

All those who hate me, love death. Proverbs 8:36

Abortion is absolutely critical to liberals.  Fortunately, most people don't ever have any experience with abortion at all.  But it remains a top liberal talking point and a major part of the democrat platform.  Why?

Here are some enlightening quotes from Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood.  Planned Parenthood, a taxpayer funded organization and the largest abortion provider in the country, was founded by Sanger to "exterminate the Negro population."

"The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."

Nice.

"Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race."

Are you reading this?  To be sure that her agenda was subverted, Sanger said, "We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities.  The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."

Why are liberals so obsessed with killing unborn children?

"All who hate me, love death." Proverbs 8:36

Ezekiel Emmanuel, the architect of Obamacare, says that the ideal age to die is 75.  He actually believes that people should die at the age of 75.  Can you believe this?  Anyone who exceeds that age, he deems unnecessary because they are a burden on society.

"All who hate me, love death." Proverbs 8:36

In the name of Islam, ISIS terrorist are be heading Christians who refuse to convert. Is this a religion of peace?  Why do they do this?

"All who hate me, love death." Proverbs 8:36

Friday, October 3, 2014

Let me get this straight

Let me get this straight

Obama is begging the world for help in fighting terrorists,
Obama is begging the world for help in fighting Ebola and
Obama is begging the world for help in fighting climate change.

Did I get that right?

America is horrible, according to this administration, liberal progressives and hippies.  First order of business, go all around the world apologizing for how bad America is.

Next, prey on the goodness of Americans and tell them that they are greedy, don't pay enough and need to help people more.  So, we willingly allow our taxes to go up and regulation to strangle our businesses.

Wait, entitlements are expensive and we are just a bunch of warmongers, so we need to disarm.  Not only will that save money, that will help people and it will make people like us more.

While we have made great strides in destroying the American middle class, we have weakened our economy and we have gutted our military.

Now, a weak America stands in the shadows as the world devolves into complete chaos.  What can we do about it?

Can we be a leader and fight terrorism?  Can we be a global leader and fight Ebola?  Can we stand strong against climate change nonsense by opening the Keystone pipeline?

No, no, and no.

Our weak president, representing a "transformed" and weak America stands up and says:

"Can someone please help us?"