A look at current events from the point of a view of a Conservative Evangelical Christian who stands firmly on the Word of God (that's the Bible for those of you at Berkley) and stands behind the Constitution of the United States of America. So grab yourself a big cup of java, kick back in your chair and enjoy another member of the "vast right wing conspiracy" making his voice heard.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Bright for the not too bright...

Lawmakers in Ohio are getting HUGE kudos from me right now...they want to make special license plates for sexual offenders who are in public. A Republican and believe it or not a Democrat have united to write legislation that would force convicted sex offenders to use a fluorescent license plate on their cars so they can be easily identified. This is of course similar to the states that require those convicted of DUI to sport yellow, red or pink plates on their vehicles.

Reuters quotes OH Democrat Rep Michael DeBose as saying in a statement, "The fluorescent-green license plate will make the most egregious sex offenders easily identifiable." Police in the state like the idea due to the fact that it will help them track those sexual offenders who have registered with the state and are not allowed to live within 1000 feet of a school.

Summit County Sheriff Drew Alexander said, "It will give Ohio families a great peace of mind knowing that their children will be able to recognize where this danger exists." As would be expected, there are those who oppose this new law and suggest that a special plate on a car will stigmatize everyone who share the car with the offender, not limited to spouse and children.
Of course, my feeling is this...why would someone want to be married to a convicted sexual offender and have their kids anywhere near him/her?????

If this law does pass, you can expect the ACLU and other groups such as theirs who are more worried about the "rights" of a criminal than the rights of those these low lives have trampled upon to fight it tooth and nail. Yet another reason why we need good judges on the bench who are more worried about upholding the law of the land and the constitution than bowing down to special interests.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Venom filled leftists!

Vice President Dick Cheney, thankfully, was not anywhere near an attack by a homicide bomber at the entrance of a military base in Afghanistan today. The attempt was on his life, and sadly there has been at least 23 reported dead and 20 who were injured.

You would think this would shock those in our country who have the defeatist mindset that encourages us to cut and run in the war on terror, especially in Iraq...but apparently i'm wrong. As sickening as an attack on the life of our Vice President on our foreign soil is, the venom laced joy of the loony left in the US is even worst.

Arianna Huffington posted about this story on her Huffington Post and then left it open for comments...which in my humble opinion are nothing short of treasonous.

Comments posted to the site include:

  • Better luck next time! (TDB)
  • Dr Evil escapes again ... damn. (truthtopower01)
  • So Cheney is personally responsible for the deaths of 14 innocent people ... and then he waddles off to lunch!! What a piece of sh--! (fantanfanny)
  • Jesus Christ and General Jackson too, can't the Taliban do anything right? They must know we would be so gratefull (sic) to them for such a remarkable achievement. (hankster2)
  • Hey, Thalia, lighten up. I, for one, don't wish Cheny (sic) had been killed. I wish he had been horribly maimed and had to spend the rest of his life hooked to a respirator. Feel better now? (raisarooney)
  • Let's see ... they're killing him over there so we don't have to kill him over here? (ncjohn)
    And they missed!? Oh, Hell. Like Mamma used to say, I guess it's the thought that counts ... (Anachro1)
  • You can never find a competent suicide bomber when you need one. (Mark701)

And this smut comes from the minds of those who claim to be "patriotic" Americans using their 1st Amendment rights!

If this is the mindset of the American left, and the driving force behind the Pelosi-Reid led Houses of Congress...we are truly in sad shape.

An Inconvenient - Inconvenient Truth

And that truth is, if Algore spent as much time trying to curb his own "abuse" of the environment as he does telling us we need too...we may actually see some improvement.

You see not only is the former VP flying private planes and driving in big SUV's and limo's to his numerous speaking engagements that i'm sure he is paid way too much for...he is also using about 20 times the amount of energy for his home in TN that the average home uses. In fact, reports show that his energy consumption has risen since the release of his Oscar winning comedy...what? really? It was a documentary? No way!
Anyway reports show that Algore's home energy usage has increased since the release of his mocumentary "An Inconvenient Truth". Notice the following stats:

Nashville Electric Service/Gore House

2006 .............................................................2005
High 22619 kWh Aug – Sept ..................High 20532 kWh Sept-October
Low 12541 kWh Jan - Feb .......................Low 12955 kWh Feb-Mar
Average: 18,414 kWh per month ..........Average: 16200 kWh per month

Bill amounts
2006 ............................................................2005
$895.60 (low) ............................................$853.91 (low)
$1738.52 (high) ........................................$1461 (high)
$1359 (average) .......................................$1157 (average)

Nashville Gas Company
Main House 2006 ...................................2005
$990 (high) ..............................................$1080 (high)
$170 (low) ................................................$200 (low)
$536 (average) ........................................$640 (average)

Guest House/Pool House
2006 .........................................................2005
$820 (high) .............................................$1025 (high)
$70 (low) .................................................$25 (low)
$544 (average) .......................................$525 (average)

So that is roughly about $1200 a month for utilities for the above 10000 square foot home. Most people can't even afford to pay $1200 a month for a house and can only dream of a house over 2000 square feet...and he pays that each month just in utilities!

According to the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, "The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kWh—more than 20 times the national average." What an example Mr. VP...you truly are a pillar!
Of course, his claim is that it is "Carbon Neutral"...but even that doesn't compensate for the amount of wasted energy he uses to heat/cool a house that i'm sure is fit for someone who thinks he should have been President.

Kalee Kreider, a chief liar...i mean spokes person for Algore told Fox News in a phone interview, in response, "You can't just look at a month's utility bills, or a year's utility bills and understand a man's life." She also said that Gore's message is consistent with his lifestyle. He has said that families and organizations are going to use different amounts of energy, and they should first determine their carbon footprint — the overall energy usage in terms of carbon emissions — and do their best to reduce it.
And she is right, Algore's message is and has always been one of hypocrisy...which is the norm for the liberal left. I wouldn't expect anything less from the Gore camp, or anyone affiliated with them, to say one thing and do another.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Our legacy of God and liberty

Today we mark the 275th anniversary of the birth of our first President of these great United States of America, George Washington. He is truly a great American who should be remembered for being the definitive patriot, a founding father, and a hero who literally laid his life on the line so that we might become a free nation.

George Washington's impact was so great that his contemporary and eventual President of the US himself, John Adams said of him, "His example is now complete, it will teach wisdom and virtue to magistrates, citizens, and men, not only in the present age, but in future generations, as long as our history shall be read."
Our current President George W. Bush reminded us this past week, "George Washington's long struggle for freedom has also inspired generations of Americans to stand for freedom in their own time. Today, we're fighting a new war to defend our liberty and our way of life. And as we work to advance the cause of freedom around the world, we remember that the father of our country believed that the freedom we secured in our revolution was not meant for Americans alone."

As a student of history, when I look at the life, service, writings and convictions of President Washington I see a man whose commitment was to both God and liberty. When he saw the United States of America he truly saw the land of the free and the home of the brave…equally balanced upon the US Constitution and Bill of Rights and also on God's holy and inerrant word. Never could I have imagined George Washington envisioning this so-called "separation of church and state" that has been forced down our throats by the secular left and the politically correct bunch.

Take for instance this statement from Washington's first inaugural address April 30, 1789, "The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people." He believed in a people governed by the people…not the elitist and special interests that are common in Washington today. It is a liberty based upon the common's man influence on his elected officials, not the dominance of the elected officials upon the electorate.

On September 19, 1796 Washington said in his 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." How far have we fallen in our society when leftist elitists like Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) calls Bible believe Christians who also have a right to have a say in our government affairs "theocrats" that he believes don't truly represent America.

This is the same America that was born and based upon Biblical principles Mr. Schumer, if you would care to go back and look at your 6th grade history book that has now been replaced by NEA revisions. In fact, you might even find this from President Washington's Farewell Address in it, "It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible. Of all the dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity, our religion and morality are the indispensable supporters. Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that our national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."

God and liberty…the two of the greatest foundations that our great country was based upon are still necessary today. They were handed down from George Washington and the Founding Fathers from generation to generation; apparently until now. The last thing the secular elitist and left want is any mention of "God" in the public arena of ideas, and they are doing it in the name of "liberty"; how sad is that.

Today, i want to encourage you to stop for a moment and remember George Washington: his legacy and your freedom. And then consider that God and liberty are the pillars upon which we stand as a nation. God bless the USA.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

10 Questions for the Clintonistas

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton has been on an ongoing quest since at least 1992 to expose the one thing Bill and Hillary Clinton hate the most...the truth about them. Personally, i'm really amazed how nothing seems to stick to these two as if they really are teflon; i suppose having the major media doing your spin work helps out tremendously.

Well, as the former Wicked Witch of the West Wing continues to move toward what she considers her own manifest destiny (returning the White House, but as the President this time), Mr. Fitton has brought forth 10 questions that he feels are the most pressing in regards of the Clintons being honest for possibly the first time in their life. And for your enjoyment, here are those questions:

1. Who in the Clinton administration devised the plan to sell taxpayer-financed trade missions in exchange for campaign contributions to the Clinton-Gore 1996 re-election campaign? (Sworn testimony from Nolanda Hill, partner and confidante of the late Clinton Commerce Secretary Ron Brown, points to you as mastermind of the scheme.)

2. Why did you give
“factually false” testimony under oath in the investigation of the White House Travel Office firings, as former Independent Counsel Robert Ray stated in his final report. (Ray said his office found "overwhelming evidence" you played a role in the dismissals of the seven longtime employees in the White House travel office, which you denied under oath.)

3. Who hired former bar bouncer Craig Livingstone and ordered him to illegally obtain for the Clinton administration the
FBI files of former staffers in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush? (Sworn testimony and at least one FBI document shows you hired Livingstone.)

4. Why did you
fail to report more than $2 million in contributions to your Senate 2000 campaign? (Testimony from the criminal investigation and trial of your National Finance Director, David Rosen, shows you knew the total costs of the fundraiser, yet failed to accurately report them.)

5. Your brothers
Anthony and Hugh Rodham allegedly brokered cash deals to obtain presidential pardons from your husband on behalf of convicted criminals. Were you aware they were each paid large sums to obtain these pardons? Did you play any role in any of the 140 presidential pardons provided by Bill Clinton in the waning days of his administration, bypassing the normal pardon review process? How about the pardons of the Puerto Rican terrorists in the run-up to your first Senate campaign? Did you have any input on those?

6. Did you or your lawyers hire private detectives to investigate and intimidate critics of the Clinton administration?

7. What did you instruct James Carville and George Stephanopoulos to say in order to discredit and
defame Gennifer Flowers, a woman with whom your husband had an affair? (Evidence suggests they smeared her at your behest.) Did you play any role in smearing and defaming other women sexually and otherwise abused by your husband, including, but not limited to: Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones, Dolly Kyle Browning, and Juanita Broaddrick?

8. Records from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange reveal that you turned a $1,000 investment in cattle futures in 1978 into to more than $100,000.00 in ten months… a return of 10,000%. How did you earn such an astronomical, and unbelievable, return on this investment?

9. How much money does Bill Clinton earn from his relationship with
Ron Burkle, a contributor to your Senate campaigns, and Burkle’s company, Yucaipa? Are these funds currently available in bank accounts to which you have access? Will you use these funds for your campaign? How about Bill’s speaking fees, some paid for by foreign interests and governments – what are the financial benefits to you?

10. How do you explain the
mysterious disappearance of your Whitewater billing records from the office of Vince Foster, the former Rose Law Firm partner and Clinton White House counsel who allegedly committed suicide in 1993? How do you explain the mysterious reappearance of those same records in the White House with your fingerprints on them?

Of course, this leaves out the illegal White House coffees used to get campaign donations from the Chinese, Hillary's questionable business transactions in Arkansas while her husband was serving as Governor, Web Hubbell, John Huang, Chinese generals, the Lippo Group, paid sleepovers in the Lincoln Bedroom...and the various other felonies that these two seemed to get away with.

When all is said and done though, Hillary won't have to answer to any of these because of her campaign team; also known as the major media outlets like ABCNNBCBS.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Happy Birthday Mr. Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of these great United States of America was born on this day in 1809. I could go on and on about his many accomplishments, but i figured i would simply share one of his greatest speeches; the Gettysburg Address from November 19, 1863. It consists of under 300 words, was given in under 2 minutes and came just four and a half months after the Battle of Gettysburg in the US Civil War...and since there is nothing i can say that would add to it, here it is:

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

One for the Gipper

Today Ronald Reagan would have been 96 years old. It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly 3 years since the 40th President of the US went on to his eternal reward, and about 10 years since he ceased going out in public as his battle with Alzheimer’s.

Keep in mind as I begin this piece that I was the kid back in 1980, while in 4th Grade at Pesson Elementary School in New Iberia, LA that lead the cheers of “Carter stinks!” during recess on the day of our school’s mock Presidential election. Of course this also came at the dismay of Ms. Latiolais, the on-duty teacher for that day who was a lefty leftover from the hippy days…she didn’t think so much of my fanfare. So, with that being said, I am without a doubt a fan of Ronald Reagan and I do consider him the greatest President of the 20th century and the prototype for any future Republican Presidential candidates in the future.

Ronald Wilson Reagan has been known as a lifeguard, a radio announcer, an actor, a Governor and ultimately President of these great United States of America. He was born on Feb. 6, 1911 in Tampico, IL to parents John Edward Reagan and Nelle Clyde Wilson. He went on to Eureka College where he majored in economics and sociology before becoming a baseball announcer for the Cubs in Davenport, IA.

Prior to starting his movie career President Reagan served as a reserve officer in the Army beginning in 1935 and was called up for war duty in 1941 before being disqualified due to an astigmatism. This lead to being assigned to the First Motion Picture Unit of the US Air Force where he no doubt picked up the acting bug.

He was married twice, first to actress Jane Wyman who he had two children with, Maureen and Christine (who died as a child) and adopted a son Michael who is now a conservative radio talk show host and author. He then married Nancy Davis, who he remained with until his death in 2004 and had two children with her, Pattie and Ron.

As President he was known for being tough on defense in reaction to the Soviet Empire’s desire to spread communism world wide. He often referred to them as “The Evil Empire” and believed in “Peace through strength.”

He was a physical conservative and quickly called for tax cuts when he took office in 1980 with a greatly declining economy after 4 years of Jimmy Carter comedy of errors. In fact, during his 1980 campaign, Ronald Reagan once said, “Recession is you’re your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recover is when Jimmy Carter loses his.”
Although he has often been maligned for making the rich richer and the poor poorer, his tax cuts boosted the US economy and would have made a more dramatic impact if the democrats under the leadership of Tip O’Neil (D-MA) would have made the spending cuts the President asked for. Instead the democrat controlled congress continued with their abuse of power and spent money like it wasn’t theirs…and truth be told, it wasn’t.
In spite of this, President Reagan was able to say on July 8, 1987, in light of his soon to be ending tenure in the White House, that “We’ve polished up the American dream.”

President Reagan was also a champion of traditional conservative values and was one of the greatest voices for the pro-life movement in 1980’s. Referencing the horrific Supreme Court ruling that we now know as Roe v. Wade, President Reagan said, “Make no mistake, abortion-on-demand is not a right granted by the Constitution. No serious scholar, including one disposed to agree with the Court's result, has argued that the framers of the Constitution intended to create such a right.” His ultimate desire was to see this ruling overturned and said, “As we continue to work to overturn Roe v. Wade, we must also continue to lay the groundwork for a society in which abortion is not the accepted answer to unwanted pregnancy. Pro-life people have already taken heroic steps, often at great personal sacrifice, to provide for unwed mothers.”

Few men in the history of our great nation have had the impact that I believe Ronald Reagan has in terms of building the political landscape. He took the ground work laid by Barry Goldwater and the conservative movement, redefined it and laid the groundwork for what the modern day Republican party SHOULD (not does, but should) look like.

As I wrap up this tribute, I want to just close with a few more quips and quotes from the one I consider “The Great One”.

Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.

And that, in my view, is what the whole controversy comes down to. Are you entitled to the fruits of your own labor or does government have some presumptive right to spend and spend and spend?

I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.

Sometimes, I can’t help but feel the First Amendment is being turned on its head. Because ask yourselves: Can it really be true that the First Amendment can permit Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen to march on public property, advocate the extermination of people of the Jewish faith and the subjugation of blacks, while the same amendment forbids our children from saying a prayer in school?

Nations crumble from within when the citizenry asks of government those things which the citizenry might better provide for itself.

Faith in God, patriotism, freedom, the love of freedom, family, work, neighborhood -- the heart and soul of America's past and the promise of her future. If we stand together and live up to these principles, we will not fail.

As for the enemies of freedom, those who are potential adversaries, they will be reminded that peace is the highest aspiration of the American people. We will negotiate for it, sacrifice for it; we will not surrender for it--now or ever.

My whole family were Democrats. As a matter of fact, I had an uncle who won a medal once for never having missed voting in an election for fifteen years…and he’d been dead for fourteen.

And finally, possibly my favorite quote from Ronald Reagan…
If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

The NRSC Pledge

If the United States Senate passes a resolution, non-binding or otherwise, that criticizes the commitment of additional troops to Iraq that General Petraeus has asked for and that the President has pledged, and if the Senate does so after the testimony of General Petraeus on January 23 that such a resolution will be an encouragement to the enemy, I will not contribute to any Republican senator who voted for the resolution. Further, if any Republican Senator who votes for such a resolution is a candidate for re-election in 2008, I will not contribute to the National Republican Senatorial Committee unless the Chairman of that Committee, Senator Ensign, commits in writing that none of the funds of the NRSC will go to support the re-election of any senator supporting the non-binding resolution.

If you are in agreement to this pledge, please sign it yourself at The NRSC Pledge website

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Peace, dude!

I'm loving this! The Landmark Legal Foundation has nominated the one and only Rush Limbaugh for the Nobel Peace Prize...on the same day it was announced that Algore was being nominted for that piece of scientific perversion he made about global warming.

Here is Landmark's letter from the wires:
February 1, 2007
Professor Ole Danbolt Mjos
Norwegian Nobel Institute
Henrik Ibsens Gate 51
Oslo, Norway

Dear Dr. Mjos:

Landmark Legal Foundation herewith submits the name of Rush Limbaugh as an unsolicited nomination for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

We are offering this nomination for Mr. Limbaugh's nearly two decades of tireless efforts to promote liberty, equality and opportunity for all mankind, regardless of race, creed, economic stratum or national origin. We fervently believe that these are the only real cornerstones of just and lasting peace throughout the world.

Rush Limbaugh is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host in the United States and one of the most popular broadcasters in the world. His daily radio show is heard on more than 600 radio stations in the United States and around the world. For 18 years he has used his show to become the foremost advocate for freedom and democracy in the world today. Everyday he gives voice to the values of democratic governance, individual opportunity and the just, equal application of the rule of law -- and it is fitting the Nobel Committee recognize the power of these ideals to build a truly peaceful world for future generations.

Thank you for your thoughtful and serious consideration of this nomination. Should you require additional information, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Mark R. Levin
SOURCE Landmark Legal Foundation