Friday, August 29, 2008

Sarah Palin

I am over the moon happy with McCain picking her for VP. She has a track record of incredible strength and honesty, putting people before government. For the first time I see a politician who fights and wins on every single point that is important to me and my family.

I was going to vote for McCain as a vote against that no experience elitist. But now I will be voting for McCain and Palin as they really will be bringing change that is good for the country=not special interest groups.

Monday, August 25, 2008

letter about Guantanamo

A lady wrote a lot of letters to the White House complaining about the treatment of captive insurgents (terrorists ) being held in Guantanamo Bay .

She received back the following reply:

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington , D.C. 20016

Dear Concerned Citizen,

Thank you for your recent letter roundly criticizing our treatment of the Taliban and Al Quada detainees currently being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba .

Our administration takes these matters seriously and your opinion was heard loud and clear here in Washington.

You'll be pleased to learn that, thanks to the concerns of citizens like yourself, we are creating a new division of the Terrorist Retraining Program, to be called the 'Liberals Accept Responsibility for Killers' program, or LARK for short.

In accordance with the guidelines of this new program, we have decided to place one terrorist under your personal care. Your personal detainee has been selected and scheduled for transportation under heavily armed guard to your residence next Monday.

Ali Mohammed Ahmed bin Mahmud (you can just call him Ahmed) is to be cared for pursuant to the standards you personally demanded in your letter of complaint. It will likely be necessary for you to hire some assistant caretakers.

We will conduct weekly inspections to ensure that your standards of care for Ahmed are commensurate with those you so strongly recommended in your letter.

Although Ahmed is a sociopath and extremely violent, we hope that your sensitivity to what you described as his 'attitudinal problem' will help him overcome these character flaws.

Perhaps you are correct in describing these problems as mere cultural differences. We understand that you plan to offer counseling and home schooling.

Your adopted terrorist is extremely proficient in hand-to-hand combat and can extinguish human life with such simple items as a pencil or nail clippers. We advise that you do not ask him to demonstrate these skills at your next yoga group. He is also expert at making a wide variety of explosive devices from common household products, so you may wish to keep those items locked up, unless (in your opinion) this might offend him.

Ahmed will not wish to interact with you or your daughters (except sexually), since he views all females as a subhuman form of property. This is a particularly sensitive subject for him and he has been known to show violent tendencies around women who fail to comply with the new dress code that he will recommend as more appropriate attire.

I'm sure you will come to enjoy the anonymity offered by the burka -- over time.

Just remember that it is all part of 'respecting his culture and his religious beliefs'. Wasn't that how you put it?

Thanks again for your letter. We truly appreciate it when folks like you keep us informed of the proper way to do our job. You take good care of Ahmed - and remember, we'll be watching.

Good luck!

Cordially, your friend,


Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American G. I.

One died for your soul; the other for your freedom.

good grief

Obama mocks the Bible...again.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

It's a Jelly Belly wonderland

Vote Acia Berry!

A good kid has gotten into The Top 5 out of Thousands of Entries for a new Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Flavor - the winner will receive $10,000. whooooohoooooooo

If you could all vote for: Joel from Mattheson with the Acai Berry Jelly Bean - That would be fantastic!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

How is your Hurricane?

Mine is dandy.

I've had sneezes that blew harder.....and were wetter.

But by golly the folks around here are acting like it's another Ivan or Katrina. Gas lines into the highway, grocery stores running out of's been interesting. More than one story of a bank ATM running out of funds.

We are good. Smack on top of Mobile Bay so pretty dead center of the newest landfall. Let me just say I'm glad we are the 4th hit of this storm and not the 1st, we got the very softest hit of Fay. I'm glad for the slow rain, it's soft enough to soak in instead of running right off to the rivers. The breeze is enough to skeedaddle the dust out of my carport, but so so much as to blow the kids toys all over.

Wish I woulda mowed the lawn before this 4 day rain came tho......

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Did I mention I got married?

To Fundaddio again?

It was our anniversary and he always said he wanted to get remarried on the year of the itch lol.

It was fantastic. 50 pounds of crawfish, ten pounds of shrimp, hamburgers, hot dogs and a sandcastle wedding cake. Neighbors brought their boat and it was just a day full of fun and games. Val took pictures, my skirt blew up over my head in the middle of vows and music was provided by Jenny.
Got to see piles of relatives, just a really awesomely good time.

Unfortunately photobucket and flicker say my pictures are too big. Nuts.

Knit a long

So Jessie and I are going to be doing a knit-a-long. It's the Baby Doll nighty with matching bottoms out of Knitting Lingerie Style. I wont post a picture cause I want the hubs to be suprised heh heh.

It'll be nice getting neck deep in a string project again.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The audacity of Death

I listened to two sermons this past weekend on the elections. One was John Hagee - the other was my friends pastor. Both came down on ONE POINT - Do not EVER vote FOR abortion. Neither one of these pastors mentioned which candidate to vote for, but just vote the Bible. When someone says to me that they are "pro-choice but not pro-abortion", I view that as dishonest. If you're "pro-choice", I guess you think it's okay for people to "choose" to murder, rape, steal, or whatever laundry list of crimes/sins you can come up with. If you can tolerate the slaughter of an innocent child, then surely you can tolerate anything. Maybe we should just make everything legal and let society run amok.

It seems to me that the pro-life position would eradicate the problem. If we had more respect for all life and for God Almighty who gives life (and is the only One who has the right to take it), we wouldn't be in the sad shape we're in now.

The Obama camp knows if they do not get enough Christians to vote for him he will likely lose the election. This is why he is proclaiming his Christianity constantly. Words are cheap... actions prove the man. Obama's actions have consistently come down against Christian principles. He tries to paint a pretty picture but there is nothing pretty about killing babies.

McCain, by contrast, does not proclaim his beliefs - he exudes them - he lives them as best he can. He does not have to tell us he is a Christian.

According to Barack Obama, Gianna Jessen shouldn't exist.

Miss Jessen is an exquisite example of what antiabortion advocates call a "survivor." Well into her third trimester of pregnancy, Gianna's biological mother was injected with a saline solution intended to induce a chemical abortion at a Los Angeles County abortion center. Eighteen hours later, and precious minutes before the abortionist's arrival, Gianna emerged. Premature and with severe injuries that resulted in cerebral palsy. But alive.

Had the abortionist been present at her birth, Gianna would have been killed, perhaps by suffocation. As it was, a startled nurse called an ambulance, and Gianna was rushed to a nearby hospital, where, weighing just two pounds, she was placed in an incubator, then, months later, in foster care.

Gianna survived then, and thrives now, because, as she told me recently with a laugh, "I guess I don't die easy." Which is what the abortionist might have thought as he signed his victim's birth certificate. Gianna's medical records state that she was "born during saline abortion."

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As an Illinois state senator, Barack Obama twice opposed legislation to define as "persons" babies who survive late-term abortions. Babies like Gianna. Mr. Obama said in a speech on the Illinois Senate floor that he could not accept that babies wholly emerged from their mother's wombs are "persons," and thus deserving of equal protection under the Constitution's 14th Amendment.

When I asked Gianna to reflect on Mr. Obama's candidacy, she paused, then said, "I really hope the American people will have their eyes wide open and choose to be discerning. . . . He is extreme, extreme, extreme."

More of the story here

The audacity of the woman to survive her own abortion

No Contest McCain won

No Contest at all really. Obama consistently falls flat on which way he should flop when his pre-written teleprompter is not allowed. Open debate requires conviction on your stances, truly understanding the subject matter and not catering it to whatever group you are talking to.
No wonder Obama is backing out of anymore open forums lol. I could have written this article. It almost feels like I did with all the emails lately.

By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Monday, August 18, 2008 4:20 PM PT

Election '08: Last weekend's McCain-Obama protodebate made it clear why Obama won't keep his promise to debate McCain "anywhere, anytime." McCain, with a robust resume and details at his fingertips, won big.

It was only in May that Sen. Barack Obama cockily proclaimed he would debate Sen. John McCain "anywhere, anytime." But in June, Obama said no to McCain's challenge to have 10 one-on-one town hall meetings.

After what happened at Lake Forest, Calif.'s evangelical Saddleback megachurch Saturday evening, we may have found that debating is Obama's Achilles' heel. Whether or not you like the idea of such events being held in religious venues, the plain-and-simple method of questioning used by Saddleback pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren revealed fundamental differences between these two men.

"It's one of those situations where the devil is in the details," Obama said at one point. He could have been referring to his own oratorical shortcomings when a teleprompter is unavailable. We learned a lot more about the real Obama at Saddleback than we will next week as he delivers his acceptance speech in Denver before a massive stadium crowd.

The stark differences between the two came through the most on the question of whether there is evil in the world. Obama spoke of evil within America, "in parents who have viciously abused their children." According to the Democrat, we can't really erase evil in the world because "that is God's task." And we have to "have some humility in how we approach the issue of confronting evil."

For McCain, with a global war on terror raging, there was no equivocating: We must "defeat" evil. If al-Qaida's placing of suicide vests on mentally-disabled women and then blowing them up by remote control in a Baghdad market isn't evil, he asked: "You have to tell me what is."

Asked to name figures he would rely on for advice, Obama gave the stock answer of family members. McCain pointed to Gen. David Petraeus, Iraq's scourge of the surge; Democratic Rep. John Lewis, who "had his skull fractured" by white racists while protesting for civil rights in the 60s; plus Internet entrepreneur Meg Whitman, the innovative former CEO of eBay.

When Warren inquired into changes of mind on big issues, Obama fretted about welfare reform; McCain unashamedly said "drilling" — for reasons of national security and economic need.

On taxes, Obama waxed political: "What I'm trying to do is create a sense of balance and fairness in our tax code." McCain showed an understanding of what drives a free economy: "I don't want to take any money from the rich. I want everybody to get rich. I don't believe in class warfare or redistribution of the wealth."

To any honest observer, the differences between John McCain and Barack Obama have been evident all along. What we saw last weekend was Obama's shallowness juxtaposed with McCain's depth, the product of his extraordinary life experience.

It may not have been a debate, but it was one of the most lopsided political contests in memory. No wonder Obama wants to keep debate formats boring and predictable.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Stop the insanity

A tiny Texas school district may be the first in the nation to allow teachers and staff to pack guns for protection when classes begin later this month, a newspaper reported.

Trustees at the Harrold Independent School District approved a district policy change last October so employees can carry concealed firearms to deter and protect against school shootings, provided the gun-toting teachers follow certain requirements.

In order for teachers and staff to carry a pistol, they must have a Texas license to carry a concealed handgun; must be authorized to carry by the district; must receive training in crisis management and hostile situations and have to use ammunition that is designed to minimize the risk of ricochet in school halls.

Link to rest of story.


So many of our youth are absolutely fantastic, so many just want to do the best they can. So many are at school just to learn and make a few friends. The biggest majority are in school for the best reasons!
Unfortunately there are the minute amount that see taking out a classroom of peers as their only shot at whatever the goal is. Their peers are sitting ducks with clipped wings. Lets not leave out the great teachers that push the youth to learn, push push push because they know these kids are capable of so much more than the school system asks. These teachers end up as targets too.

If the teachers are allowed to have good training, I am so willing for my tax dollars to pay for it. These few nut jobs that waltz in packed with weapons for no other reason than to kill have zero reason to fear retaliation while in progress of their horror fantasy. If I know that the teachers can stop it dead on, how many nutters are going to think twice? Thrice?

Teachers are not normal. They LOVE these masses of children given to them 8 hours a day. Talk about dedication, cause it sure aint about pay! The last thing they would do is actively harm the students (outside of the nutters that make it into their ranks through lies and beguiling). I can't see them shooting to kill an attacker, but to stop them from killing the innocent kids in the class room? Absolutely. Not even to kill the attacker. Really, I see this as nothing but a good defense to the cowards coming after the ones they know are not able to defend themselves.

Look at Florida. When the gun ban was on crime rose over three times from the year before. Gun ban lifted and the criminals knew their next mark could possibly be protected. Crime fell to levels lower than before the ban.

The problematic thinking here is that people actually believe that criminals care about registering their guns and will abide by the laws. Look at the UK and Australia. Private gun ownership became severely limited and violent crime rose. When guns become harder to get, they turned to knives. Now they want to ban knives...what next? If someone wants to harm another person they can use a high heeled shoe. Shall we ban them too?

The proof is shown in Florida, once the concealed ban was lifted crooks knew they could be facing deadly retaliation and crime fell.

As far as I see it, this would prove true in schools. If these punks who felt so slighted knew the Prof could fire back, I doubt they would feel so free to waltz in and start a new armageddon in social studies.