Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My sad Attempt at Imitating Winston Churchill

So, we are at the home stretch, looking directly at the finish line for one of the most interesting and stressful years to date. We've seen a lot happen (and not happen) in the course of the New Millenium thus far, but this year, 2009, so far takes the cake in my opinion.

1. Our first black President was inaugurated in Washington D.C., something that many of the older generations thought would never happen in this country.

2. A world away, in the Middle East, hundreds of thousands of Iranian protestors took to the streets to demand a recount of Mahmoud Amidenijahd's "re-election".

3. A grass roots movement not seen since the 1960's arose to protest the bloated, overreaching federal government and stand up for liberty.

And those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

As for the bad stuff, I can't name it all here. Not enough room in the posting window. I can, however, say a few words about the future of this country and how optimistic I feel that we the people can once again live our own lives without fear of government regulations interfering.

This year was critical in many ways, yet we are not done yet. We have accomplished much, but there is still much to do. I am, of course, speaking of the mid-term elections that will come in November 2010. These are the most critical elections I can think of in recent memory. It is our chance, as the true rulers of this nation, to take back that which is ours and redeem ourselves for allowing our politicians to run rampant with our money and shred the Constitution. We can hold them accountable, and we must.

There are those, of course, who do not want us to speak. There are those of us who would rather shout "the debate is over" and then stifle anyone who dares suggest that it is not. I say we fight. I say we work to undermine the scare tactics and shady backroom deals that were so much a part of this last year because they wouldn't be using such heavy handed tactics if what we were doing wasn't threatening the status quo.

One great man, a man who knew how to win against tyrranical evils, gives the inspirational words needed as we head into this new year, and a new set of battles to fight and win.

(paraphrased and adapted for 2009)

We shall go on to the end, we shall speak in Suburbia, we shall speak on the ballots and in the voting booths, we shall speak with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Constitution, whatever the cost may be, we shall speak on the blogosphere, we shall speak on the airwaves, we shall speak in the fields and in the streets, we shall speak in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this country or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our people among the fields, armed and guarded by the Grace of God, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, Middle America, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the land.

With apologies to Prime Minister Churchill, I have to say that the above, reworded by me, does fit the attitude I see among Middle America from all corners of the country.

Simply put, we are at war, and the battle lines have been drawn. This, however, is not a war of bullets and bombs, but a war of words and ideas. A war that we cannot rely on our soldiers to fight. We must fight ourselves. WE must take the oath that so many soldiers and statesmen take when they place their hands on the Bible. We cannot allow for another minute the kind of corruption that exists in the state department to go on any longer. We must do the opposite of what our Senators and Representatives have done, and KEEP that oath once we take it.

This is how I take and keep my oath, by spreading the word. Getting messages out there when I hear about them. Whether it helps, I have no idea, but it's what I can do at the moment until more resources become available to me.

Fight on, brave Patriots. We can win this.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Fear not, for I Bring you Tidings of Great Joy

And so, Christmas is here, and it's every bit as magical as it was when I was eight years old. I see the holiday from a whole different perspective 21 years later, but something about the holiday still resonates with the youngster in me. Even now I'm having trouble being patient enough to wait for my Aunt, Uncle, and cousins to get here so we can chat for a bit and open gifts.

I was even able to take a break from screaming about Washington for a couple of days, which it turns out was sorely needed.

Here's to many more Christmases just like this one.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Lord Doth Work in Mysterious Ways

And no better time is there to prove that than at Christmas, which is exactly what seems to have happened.

What do I mean? I mean that after five years of fighting a wily group of kidnappers, a man may get to spend Christmas Eve and Day with his nine year old son.

For those who don't know, a young boy, when he was four, was taken to Brazil by his biological mother for what she termed a "vacation". the father did not join them.

Once in Brazil, the boy's mother divorces his father, and sends a letter to said father stating "our love affair is over", and she promptly met and married another man. Since then the four year old, now nine, has been subject, according to reports, to brainwashing by his new stepfather and their family into believing that he wants to stay in Brazil and to call his biological father "David". I think that's the father's first name but I could be wrong.

now comes the legal battles. For five years, David has been embroiled in battles with both US and Brazilian courts to get his son back. EVERY lower court in Brazil has ruled that the boy should be returned to his biological father in New Jersey.

Now comes the good part: After fighting tooth and nail to make this international kidnapping permanent, the stepfamily has finally given up the ghost and has now stated that they will no longer fight for custody after the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled in favor of David receiving his son.

The boy is due to return tomorrow, on Christmas Eve.

How's that for a miracle, hmm?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

And one More makes Sixty...

So it's finally happened. After all the polls, protests, marches, calls, faxes, emails, and political slandering of the Right, the Left Wing militants finally have their sixty votes needed to pass the Senate healthcare bill.

Another battle lost, and the war for the spirit of the country continues to rage. How much longer can we go on like this? 12 TRILLION dollars in debt currently, and if China allows us to borrow, the books will read 104 TRILLION dollars. Meantime our Constitution is being used as toilet paper by the very people who have sworn to protect and defend it. Is nothing sacred? Are we really winning in the fight to take back the country? Some part of me must still believe we are because here I am, doing my civic duty as a citizen and voicing my concerns, even though they are very likely lost amidst the torrent of shouting that millions of others on the blogosphere are engaging in. Still, I remain, ranting and raving about things I never cared about before the last presidential election. How I long for those days once more. To be naive enough to trust the politicians to actually be honest...but if wishes were horses, then beggars would ride.

Senator Ben Nelson was the last hold out to kill the Senate bill, and he, like his colleagues, took a sweetheart deal, with a threat thrown in for good measure, and caved. most of you who read this very likely already know. It's been all over FOX news and the internet for hours now. I don't know how much more fight I have left in me, and I'm not even sure that I've swayed any opinions by posting on this blog. Thanks to my slowly growing list of followers, however, I have been able to remind myself that people do care what I have to say and that to some, at least, it is worth reading. I thank each and every one of you who read this blog, whether you're on my list of tin-foil hat wearers or not, for giving me a reason to keep grousing and bloviating. If I thought no one was listening, I would have stopped posting months ago.

It seems more and more that the retaking of the country by the people is becoming more of an article of faith than an attainable goal. I know that sounds defeatist, but what else am I to make of the constant barrage of news reports that point to corruption within the White House, scandals that rock the country of a magnitude not seen since the Nixon administration, and a bloated, oversized federal government filled with Progressives who finally smell blood in the water and are leaping at the chance to transform this great nation at its very core?

I suppose I shouldn't sound so pessimistic about things. 2010 is just around the corner, as are the congressional elections that will give us a chance to root out the corruption for real. Perhaps I'm just impatient for that. I'm not sure. What I am sure of is that I can't stand to see the greatest country on Earth, who has freed literally billions of people all over the world and allowed them to pick themselves up and live their own lives, go down in flames while Nero fiddles.

Perhaps, also, I'm underestimating the American people. They have shown an extraordinary amount of defiance, and have been ridiculed, mocked, and belittled at every turn. Yet they still continue to remind me that their is some small measure of hope. Real hope. The TEA Party movement is still going strong, and a new political party may be formed based in its rise. The paradigm is changing, I see, but what is it changing to? That also maybe why I'm so apprehensive about things now. No one can tell me with certainty what will happen because no one knows.

The fate of this nation is, quite frankly, one Christmas surprise I could do without. But it doesn't seem that I get a choice in the matter, and neither do the other 300 million Americans who live here.

Let's just hope the surprise is a pleasant one.

Continuing to Fight the Good Fight...

The Culture Warrior

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It is Our Curse to Live in Interesting Times

And it is indeed a curse. We are living now in a time when the Revolution must again be fought. The people must rise up against an out of control government and put it back in line. Yet it seems that more and more, it becomes impossible to do so. I continue to hear both good news and bad news concerning the fate of this nation, but it does not seem to me right now that the good outweighs the bad.

Case in point: A child in elementary school (I don't remember the school or the grade of the child) was asked by their teacher to draw a picture of something that reminded them of Christmas. The child drew a picture of Jesus on the cross. Apparently he'd been with his parents to a cathedral as a day trip and that was what was fresh in his mind. The teacher didn't offer praise to the child. No, they sent the child home and made him take a PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION!!!! Dear Lord in Heaven what is happening to our country!?

As mad as that story makes me, however, I cannot abide this next, which in my view is the most blatant act of TREASON ever committed by ANY administration, Nixon included. Watergate is NOTHING on this, and I stand by that statement.

As far as what the story is, here you go (please tape your heads together so that they don't explode.)

I just heard that one more senator has turned against the abomination that is Obamacare, and the administration is not happy.

In fact, they are so not happy that they immediately resorted to the arm twisting. Not the usual arm twisting, mind you. They didn't offer him a bribe or discredit him in the media. They didn't even go after his family, as they did Joe Leiberman. No, they went after THE TROOPS!!!

Our brave fighting men and women are now being used as a bargaining chip by the Obama administration. How, you ask? Well, according to three separate sources, one of which is the Weekly Standard, the White House has threatened to place one of our most important Nebraska military bases on the BRAT list (that's the list that determines which bases will be closed and when.) This is not just any base, however. This is the successor to our STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND!!! This is the place where George W. Bush was during those uncertain hours following the 9/11 tragedy. HOW DARE THEY!?

I say again, HOW DARE THEY!?

This is the insanity we have to live with these days. It still makes me shake and shudder with rage and contempt. These men and women deserve better than this. They are not chess pieces to be moved around at the whim of the Commissar-in-Chief, or by Czarina Pelosi, or anyone else! These soldiers and officers love and defend this nation and should be placed upon a pedastle! These are HEROES and they are being treated like yesterdays GARBAGE!

I'm at a loss. I don't know what to do. Someone help me regain some sanity and tell me that there is a silver lining around this dark cloud...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Extra Extra! Palin is a Threat to the idea that Women can end Life Inside the Womb!

So, the leftards continue to discredit Sarah Palin with bogus ideas. The newest one is this: Sarah Palin isn't really a fan of women's rights.

How desperate can the libtards really be? Sarah Palin is the EMPITOME of what a feminist can achieve. She has a husband, children, AND A CAREER. She proves that women CAN in fact "do it all".

The only explanation is that she doesn't walk the walk of a "traditional" feminist because she apparently loves children. Because of Palin's stand on reproductive rights, which is this crazy idea that unborn children have a right to life (you're shocked, I know), the liberals don't consider her a supporter of a woman's supposed right to end a life in the womb.

Speaking out for an unborn child's right to live? How DARE she! My God, she must be stopped before she teaches our children that they actually have VALUE!!!

Rosanne decided to join the fray by saying that "the only way a woman can make it in the Right Wing" is to sit down and shut up, or some bull like that.

For all you libs, that stuff about abortion was sarcasm.

Say it Ain't So! The Left is Mad at Joe!

Well, isn't this a nice surprise! Joe Lieberman, one of the few senators with a brain in Congress these days, has decided to stick to his "no public option" stance and has vehemently opposed to the expansion of medicare that the public option has morphed into. Joe has, apparently all on his own, convinced the Democrats to give in and throw the public option under the bus.

All I can say is, WAY TO GO JOE! Keep sticking up for your principals and mangle that monster take over of a bill until it's something that reflects what the American people DO WANT.

It has been a long, hard battle, and we landed a deathblow with Joe's help. At the very least this was a stunning blow if not a deathblow, and will buy us some time to kill the bill all together. We just need to keep the pressure on! Call congress! Call call call!! Email Email Email!

We can win this fight!

Friday, December 11, 2009

A Teeny Weeny Confession

Okay, I lied. I said there wouldn't be anything political posted today on this blog, but this story made me jump up and down for joy. I've always despised the ACLU because of their hostility toward religious freedom and the expression of faith in the public square, but karma seems to be taking its toll on the quasi-communist organization. Word has it that, according to Fox Nation, the ACLU has lost 19 MILLION DOLLARS in donations because of the economic crisis taking its toll on their biggest donor. This guy alone supplied a full ONE QUARTER of their donations. Imagine that. A little recession and the ACLU loses one fourth of their money. Think they like spreading the wealth around now that they have less of it? I don't think so.

Movin' on Up!

No political rant for today, mainly because I'm in a hell of a good mood over the fact that I just added two new followers, The Patton Doctrine and the Left Coast Rebel. Welcome to the fold!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Fix....Bayonets! CHARGE!!!!

I just had an incredible experience not two seconds ago. As I write this I am coming down from the most extreme emotional high I've had all week. Why, you ask? Because there are people out there who GET IT!! Lt. Col. Allen West, who is up for the 22nd Florida Congressional District's seat in 2010, gave a speech in Fort Lauderdale that sent, as Chris Mathews would say "a thrill up my leg". No, I do not believe West is the country's savior. I already have one of those. I DO believe, after hearing him speak with fire and passion, that he believes what he says and says what he believes. Not many like that in Washington these days. The viral video I just saw courtesy of Another Black Conservative can be viewed here:

Any who do not come away energized either do not care or were not paying attention.

West for Congress!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

If the Taxpayers aren't Paying, Then SHUT UP ABOUT IT!!!

Yeah, that's right. Shut up about it. The Lamestream Media has, despite all the Pulitzer prize winning stories that are breaking right now (Climategate, Health Care), the formerly giant networks that were once pinnacles of journalistic integrity have decided to focus on...Sarah Palin. Yes, Sarah Palin. What is it about her that the liberals really hate? I think it's the fact that, among other things, they can't find any real dirt on her. She's cleaner than Teflon. Troopergate? Cleared. Wardrobe? GOP bought the clothes. Spends state funds illegally? Took a public airline to most of her campaign events, and her events as governor. Accused of 15 ethics violations? Cleared on ALL OF THEM.

So why, then, is the media constantly reporting on where she goes, what she wears, how she gets where she goes, and what she does when she gets there? It seems to me that these people don't want to admit that she's good for ratings. Oprah and Barbara Walters thought so, though, and granted her fair interviews, as opposed to Courick and Gibson.

Long story short, she's not using state funds or national funds for any of this, and as long as she's not using my money to make herself look good, I say she can go wherever she wants and do whatever she wants, but what do I know? I'm a racist conservative who clings to God and guns.