Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Back to Reality

Wow, sorry to have been missing in action for so long! I enjoyed my Thanksgiving break a little too much. I think I'm having trouble getting back into the swing of things again. Reality. What a concept.

I tried something new this holiday -- I unplugged almost completely from the news. The only TV programs I watched were football games and the only thing I read was a spy/adventure novel. I am still surprised that I was able to pull that off. Amazing, for a news junkie like me!

So, while I'm getting caught up on the news again, here's an idea: Christmas and Hannukah are almost here again -- a great time to show the brave men and women of our armed forces (and those of our coalition partners, as well) that you support them. Winds of Change has done an extremely thorough job of collecting information on ways to support the troops. Please take some time and check this out. These guys will be missing their home and families more than usual over the holiday season. Don't underestimate the value of whatever you may choose to do to show your support. Thanks for such a thorough list, Winds!

Last year, I received a list of soldiers who weren't receiving any mail from home. It was a looooooong list, unfortunately. I was able to send Christmas cards to about 80 of them before the season was over. Not that this season is the only time you can send letters, cards, and packages -- they appreciate the show of support from home at any time!

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Giving Thanks

I'm sure that the pilgrims would be quite surprised that their little dinner with the natives is now honored every year by Americans who have never worn a hat with a big buckle on it or who get their information not from a bible but from curious mechanical devices that glow in the dark. While controversies and animosities can be unleashed around this time of the year where "politically correct" is concerned, I still find this one of my favorite holidays of the year.

I haven't had to buy a turkey -- or "tofurky," if you happen to be a vegetarian -- in the past four years. Being the 41-year-old divorcee with no kids means I get invited elsewhere and rarely have to do more than bring a nice bottle of wine and help clear the dishes after the meal. Good deal, eh?

Every year on Thanksgiving I try to find some quiet time to contemplate all the things in my life for which I am thankful. Since I'm now, more or less, a member of the big community of bloggers, I thought I'd share this with whoever stops by and cares to read it.

Politically speaking, I'm thankful for:
1. the re-election of Bush, Northup, and Bunning;
2. the GOP sweep on Election Day and spending the evening with friends celebrating;
3. the Swift Boat Vets and POWs for the Truth telling the truth;
4. the death of the terrorist Arafat;
5. the announced retirement of Dan "you can't handle the truth" Rather;
6. the launch of a Louisville chapter of Protest Warrior;
7. finding the Blog world and its wonderful writers;
8. meeting Hugh Hewitt;
9. getting more bumper stickers for my car;
10. and, the new Cardinal Coalition adventure.

Personally speaking, I'm thankful for:
1. A loving immediate family -- You can't choose your family but, if I could, I would have chosen them.
2. A wonderful bunch of extended family -- all such very special people.
3. Fun friends -- flocking together has been great so far.
4. Good health -- the oxygen tank I might have had to lug around later in life has got to weigh less than the 15 pounds I put on in fat from quitting smoking but, really, no complaints.
5. Career with a great company -- couldn't ask for more on this front.
6. New found forgivenesses -- IMHO, forgiving and being forgiven are among life's least practiced humilities.
7. Brave countrymen/women -- it is a special spirit that drives the brave men and women who put everything on the line to keep the rest of us from witnessing first-hand the horrors of what must be done to keep us free. Thank you.
8. Endless optimism -- onward and upward.
9. Curiousity and technology -- where information is at your fingertips and a huge community of people, likely miles and miles apart, can share opinions and insights without having to travel.
10. and, New found beginnings -- the future is so very promising.

Care to share yours?... Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Wow! Eyes Wide Open and Still Researching...

Following up on a recent post to my blog "Don't we owe them something?" I was combing the internet tonight, browsing information on mandatory birth control and other related topics when I ran across a paper published on the EWTN website (Global Catholic Network). This paper written by Mike Perry (still tracking him down on the web), is a fascinating read for those of us who have never delved into the roots and history of Planned Parenthood. He draws interesting connections between birth control, eugenics, Nazi Germany, the Civil War, race building, and what we know today as Planned Parenthood. Basically, it is the culmination of a movement meant to control/reduce the population of the poor, working class immigrant communities in the United States. Call me naive but I had never really thought long enough about the historical context to draw these connections myself.

Here's a brief excerpt:

These organizations arose out of the fears of America's affluent, educated elite. To have more money and time for themselves, they were having fewer children. As a result they were alarmed by the high birth rates of poor and working-class people.[2] They considered the prolific poor, as Sanger put it, "the most far reaching peril to the future of civilization."[3]

Let me be very clear about this. I'm not vouching for the veracity or integrity of the information in this paper (just yet). I intend to continue researching the author and the content of this paper. For now, I'm merely blogging this because I find it extremely interesting. I mean, if it is indeed true, then the true nature of Liberal elites and their "pro-choice" agenda becomes starkly clear to anyone who cares to see it. Wouldn't the minority communities be incensed if they were to find this to be true? I'm incensed and, according to race building philosophies, I'm a "desirable!"

Again, I'm compelled to quote a bit from Perry's paper:

Mention abortion and liberals are eager to provide the poor with the same choice (abortion) as the rich. Mention education for that same child and liberals become openly hostile.

Stay tuned for more on this as I continue to backtrack some of the info and the author...

November: the best month ever!

Can November 2004 possibly get ANY better? This is one month that will be marked in my memory as one of the happiest, healthiest, sane months ever. President Bush is re-elected in one of the most important Presidential elections in a lifetime; the terrorist Arafat finally dies leaving Palestinians with a more hopeful future; and Dan Rather announces his retirement! Wooohoooo! Party on the patio, y'all!!

The best retrospective I've read on Dan Rather's career is this piece by Slate's Bryan Curtis. Nice work, Bryan. Thanks to you, I'll remember Rather's madness fondly. Will I miss him? Naaaaaaaaaah.

Now, if CBS has any brains left in its news operation, they'll find Rather's replacement in the blogosphere where great minds know how to break a story "rather" than FAKE a story!

Monday, November 22, 2004

Don't we owe them something?

This may seem a little off topic for my blog but I'm waxing philosophical this evening and felt like posing the question running through my mind to a wider audience. Let me explain. I do volunteer work every Monday night at a local place that cares for kids who are in dire straits. I don't want to breach any confidentiality so I'll leave the description at that. The particular area in which I volunteer is for kids under 5 years of age.

I leave there every Monday night with either a smile on my face or an ache in my heart. Sometimes both but either of which is a perfectly understandable result, I'm sure. The ache in my heart sometimes comes from the fact that there is almost NEVER just one child from an unfit home -- there are almost always at least two and, most often, there are three or more.

I guess my "issue" tonight could be best put in the words of Keanu Reeves's character in the movie Parenthood: "You have to have a license to drive and you even have to have a license to fish. But they'll let any butt reaming a$$hole be a parent."

The question that vexes me tonight (and many Monday nights) is:
Why do we continue to let unfit parents procreate ??

I know that we live in a free society and what I might suggest seems fascist but don't we, as the civilized beings that we think we are, owe it to kids to somehow monitor this? If the government is going to intervene at all in these types of situations, is it really so bad to make a semi-permanent birth control device (say depo-provera or norplant, for example) mandatory until it is verified that the parent is again (or for the first time ever) qualified to raise his/her children? Is that really fascist?

If my tax dollars and my volunteer time are considered an investment in the future of these children, shouldn't those same things come into play to do everything we can to see that the same kids (and even more siblings) don't end up back in the hands of the government?

Just thought I'd ask... what do you all think?

Friday Night with Hugh and Friends

The consummate Conservative host, Hugh Hewitt, and yours truly!
Shameless of me to post this, I know; however, I'm too jazzed to care. :-p

What a wonderful way to spend a Friday night! After an hour or so wandering through some of the exhibits at the Frazier Historical Arms Museum, I then got to spend three hours with Hugh Hewitt and 599 other fans of his show. I absolutely MUST say that not only was Hugh wonderful and the live show very entertaining, but his fans are absolutely the nicest people! I've seen other radio talk shows done live and mingled with fans of those shows. Hugh Hewitt's fans are the nicest, most down to earth, friendly people I've ever met. It's quite a credit to Hugh that he draws such a fan base.

If you haven't been to the Frazier Historical Arms Museum here in Louisville, it's a must-see. The museum shows an amazing artistry with the exhibits and places them in the context of the times in a very entertaining and educational way. Of course, the many priceless artifacts on display -- Daniel Boone's family bible, Custer's pistols, and pieces from the British Royal Armories, just to mention a few -- make this museum a must-see for any history fan. It's an amazing trip back in the history of warriors and their gear. I haven't seen such great exhibits and history on display since I visited the Tower of London two years ago. Amazing place!

Many of us who were wandering the museum's exhibits were anxiously checking our watches waiting for 5pm to draw nearer. I had attempted to get seats early but, when the elevator doors opened on the fourth floor, I was told by a museum employee stationed by the elevator that no one would be admitted until 5pm. Everyone was champing at the bit to get up there and find seats. Many of us, while standing in line at the elevator on the third floor, told the same story of being told "not until five o'clock!" and sent back down. And so it was that, at 4:45pm, there we all stood waiting to take the elevator up to the fourth floor for the final attempt. Many of us, myself included, had watches set purposely five minutes fast. When our watches hit 5pm there was a small debate in the crowd about those five minutes... but when the "Let's storm the tower!" cry was heard, we all headed up in the elevator to do battle with the lone museum employee. If boiling oil was necessary, I somehow believe we would have come up with some just to take the tower. Thankfully, none was necessary and success was ours. We were the first group to get seats.

As the crowd filtered in, I saw and chatted with many of my friends from local clubs and churches who had come to the show. I was pleased to have made new friends right there in the audience as well. The more we all chatted, the more I realized that I'm simply one of a whole lot of really bright, interesting, kind, funny, and genuine folks who find the same qualities so very appealing in Hugh. "Birds of a feather," I suppose.

The Fetching Mr. Hewitt!

Hugh entered to a standing ovation from the crowd just prior to going on air. He had an audience of 600 people -- many from across the bridge in Indiana as well as native Louisvillians. I must say, and I hope the fetching Mrs. Hewitt will forgive me, that Hugh is quite fetching himself. His publicity pictures will never be adequate as he has a smile and presence that certainly add to his overall "fetchingness." What a warm and genuine person!

His list of guests for this show was wonderful but we were all especially pleased to hear from our very own Congresswoman, Anne Northup, who handily won her race this November. I was sitting in the audience with a few friends who helped in that effort as well as in the re-election of President Bush. It was great hearing Hugh interact with our Congresswoman. I think he should spend more time getting to know her... she's done great things for us here in Louisville and is, in my humble opinion, right up there with Mitch McConnell as far as being a credit to Kentucky and improving the image of Kentuckians.

My friend, a veteran blogger named "CD" Dodd Harris, and I got in line to shake hands with Hugh toward the end of his show. Let me just say that Hugh is not only a huge proponent of blogging but he is very actively involved in the community. He was familiar with Dodd's blog, Ipse Dixit, already but he had just met some other Louisville bloggers at the show that he mentioned by name. Hugh is actually responsible for helping introduce me to a fellow blogger here in town, GotDesign. I have been blogging as part of the Cardinal Coalition, started by GotDesign, and yet had never met him. The blogging world is so funny really... we blog, comment, email, and link each other but rarely ever seem to meet in person. Hugh's live shows are a great conduit to facilitating that. Thank you, Hugh!

Salem Radio presented Hugh with a genuine, personalized Louisville Slugger
and a replica Civil War sword. Looks like there's gonna be a rumble, doesn't it?

It was actually kind of funny seeing how the crew back on the Left Coast (Duane and Emmett) handled the "Kentucky backdrop" of the broadcast -- hillbilly tunes and really lame movie choices. Fellas, I know you are capable of better. Okay, okay, I admit to enjoying the Grandpa Jones tune, "Eight More Miles to Louisville" and the choice of "The Fighting Kentuckian" for the top 10 Kentucky movies list, but that's all I'll admit to at this moment. I suppose my reactions to Emmett's movie choices were entertaining for Hugh as he asked me to come up and make a choice for the top movie in/about Kentucky. I was torn... Seabiscuit or Stripes? I had to go with Stripes. Thanks to Hugh, I am now known to friends as "the girl in the second row."

There seemed to be a little confusion, even on Hugh's part, about the differences between Kentucky and Tennessee. Don't get me wrong, it's not like this doesn't happen all the time. It's a common problem. So, for those Hugh Hewitt fans who want to feel a bit better informed and stop confusing Kentucky with Tennessee, here's a little primer:

Jack Daniels and any other whiskey -- TN or elsewhere
Maker's Mark, Woodford Reserve, and any other bourbon -- KY
(bourbons are only made in Kentucky)

Davey Crockett -- TN
Daniel Boone -- KY

16th State Admitted to the Union (1796) -- TN
15th State Admitted to the Union (1792) -- KY

Rocky Top -- TN
Blue Moon -- KY

Wear shoes (sometimes) and mostly speak with a Southern accent -- Anywhere in TN
Wear shoes and speak without a Southern accent (sometimes) -- Louisville, KY
(mostly just Louisville -- we're snobs here)

All in all, a great show and a wonderful Friday night thanks to Hugh's appearance here. Thank you, Salem Radio and sponsors, for bringing Hugh to town. Thank you, Hugh for being such an entertaining, warm, and wonderful host and human being! Y'all come back now, ya hear?

Saturday, November 20, 2004

From the girl in the second row...

(L to R) "CD" Dodd Harris of Ipse Dixit blog fame;
Hugh Hewitt, the consummate Conservative host; and, of course, yours truly!

So much to write about but so little time at the moment -- off to a family event tonight, a Protest Warrior gig tomorrow and after that, I'll fill y'all in on the news. The brief, and less entertaining, version is that a great time was had by all. Museum was awesome; Hugh is a blast to meet and watch work; and I got to meet some fellow Louisville bloggers in person last night at the show. Hugh has the best fans. So much fun! Hugh, you rocked the 'ville last night and we were so pleased to get to meet you in person!! By the way, tell Emmet that the "girl in the 2nd row" says she's willing to help with the next list of Kentucky movies. Geez.

Friday, November 19, 2004


I know I said I'd be MIA today but couldn't resist posting this tidbit -- thank you, President Bush, for showing no hesitation in making it clear that it's okay to recognize the difference between a man and a woman! There are many reasons I admire this man and one of the reasons is showcased in this Washington Post article.

Women have been saddled for decades with the nonsense propagated by the femi-Nazis. Somehow we had to pretend to be men to gain respect in the workplace. Personally, I wore the silly little man-like suits with the scarf/string ties on the blouse all through the early 80s thinking "why do I have to pretend to be a man?" No matter how masculine I tried to be at work, I found that, hey, I still looked like a woman. And, lo and behold, I found that I achieved more success in my career when I simply showed up for work as MYSELF, a WOMAN, a unique INDIVIDUAL!

God bless President Bush for showing the sensitivity and courage to recognize that a woman still appreciates a peck on the cheek from a good friend!

Congrats, Arlen

I suppose congratulations are in order for Senator Specter who narrowly escaped losing his appointment as head of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Apparently, he will be the Chairman after much ado. I have been holding back on any commentary about his possible appointment because I was in agreement with Byron York -- it would have been a bad way to start off the new session. I felt that the seats turned over to Republicans in Congress would have been persuasion enough for Specter and, quite frankly, there's no better Chairman for that committee than a pro-choice Republican. Who better to add credibility to a party that's being bashed for having such a strong religious contingent? I feel like Specter knows that he's been put on notice. Plus, now that Daschle's gone (hallelujah!), it shouldn't be such a bloody mess to get these nominees through. Senator Specter, the world is watching...

Hi-de-ho Hugh!

Hugh Hewitt who will be in Louisville tomorrow evening to do his show live from the Frazier Historical Arms Museum. I've got tickets with some friends and am very excited about it. I'm not 100% sure but I believe the tickets for this have sold out. And so, it is highly likely that I'll be MIA for the duration tomorrow. The next post I make to this blog will be recounting, breathlessly I'm sure, the thrill of seeing him do that voodoo that he do LIVE! Stay tuned...

Lie-bury for Clinton?

I couldn't resist the use of the "lie-bury" in place of library. As a matter of fact, other than shrouding the impeachment materials with a "persecution" label, the Clinton library has indeed owned up to his impeachment. I was shocked to find, while visiting his Presidential Center website, that a search on the term "monica lewinsky" turned up no less than 100 links! Evidently, the Clinton legacy will do what Clinton himself couldn't seem to do up front -- admit that he DID indeed "have sexual relations with that woman." What didn't seem to be made clear in the materials is that he was impeached on perjury charges... I hope future generations will get a textbook recounting of the Clinton presidency that includes that fact. Aw, who am I kidding right?

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Libs showing their true "color"

Is it just me, or does anyone else find this outrageous? Apparently, the racist treatment of slaves in the Old South as showcased in "Gone with the Wind" is appropriate cartoon treatment for Dr. Condoleeza Rice -- a woman who has achieved so very much in her life and done so much for this country. I mean, every one of these cartoons -- all of them are linked under the heading "Libs hit new low" at the top of Rush's website today -- are offensive to anyone with any sense! When the Libs don't like something, they're the first to display their true colors of bigotry. As if the cartoons weren't enough, the UK Mirror makes a point of shaming our President (a white man) for turning to his trusted advisor (evidently considered to be an "uppity" black woman by Liberals) for advice!

I suppose the old Dixiecrat mentality lives on in the modern Democrat party, eh? Where are the outraged defenders of the black community? Rev. Jackson? Julian Bonds? Where are yooooooou? If nothing else pushes up the number of black registered Republicans for the next election, the Libs will do it single-handedly with this garbage!

They ought to be ashamed of themselves. The Left can't seem to get their own "political correctness" correct. Maybe the Left has decided to define "political correctness" based on political party rather than on the simple rules for being decent human beings. It's simply wrong to lampoon someone based on the color of her skin... even when you don't like her. It's wrong.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Let Allah Sort Them Out

As I hear, read, and see more about the incident with the Marine shooting a wounded enemy in the mosque in Fallujah, I become more and more furious at the "mainstream" media. What has happened to the idea that you gather all of the facts to properly frame a story before simply spewing video and opinions?! I did a little time in Journalism class in college and it seems to me that the textbook was thrown out ages ago.

Iraqis condemned the act as "cowardice" and "something forbidden in Islam."

Oh, so I suppose that taking and beheading hostages IS an act of bravery and allowed in Islam? How dare the Iraqis condemn a Marine who is doing the work that they should have done themselves years and years ago? Where are the brave Iraqis who helped clear Fallujah of the insidious terrorist/insurgent presence and what do they have to say about this incident? You would think, from the level of hysterical reporting, that this Marine shot an innocent civilian who meant him no harm. Excuse me; I believe the guy was the ENEMY... had shot at and possibly wounded some of our guys in the first place. WAKE UP, people. It's a WAR! Look, our military personnel are well aware of when it is and when it is not appropriate to shoot a wounded enemy. If any country can be expected to police its own, it's the United States of America.

Since I'm not seeing any well-rounded, contextual reporting on this, allow me to provide some context to this story -- the Marine at the center of this controversy was shot in the face by an enemy combatant just the day before; the enemy has wounded a number of our soldiers by booby-trapping their wounded and dead; this particular enemy combatant was "playing dead" which is a common tactic to lure our soldiers in closer so that they can attack; and, lastly but more importantly, war is a scenario of barely controlled chaos, at best.

I'm furious. Look, human beings are fallable. Throw them in dangerous situations they will make judgements that will guard their own lives and those of their compatriots. Our guys are highly trained professionals and I feel sure that when the facts are made public and weighed in context with the situation, this Marine will be found to have been justified in his actions. Honestly, I'd much rather see our guys err on the side of protecting their own lives when confronted with an enemy in a risky situation like that. Shoot first and let Allah sort them out later.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Can I help you pack?...

I just ran across a card that was crafted specifically by the Louisville chapter of Protest Warrior for our most recent showdown with the Leftists here in Louisville. If you read my ramblings often, I'm sure you know I'm an enthusiastic Warrior but what you may not know is that I have a horrible memory. So, before I forget, I thought I'd share the text of this little homemade card that we handed out to the Lefties at our last counter-protest:

"Does four more years of economic prosperity, lower taxes, and freedom scare you?
Are you feeling lost and hopeless because a phony war hero and a greedy trial lawyer lost the most important election in history?

Well, now there is hope! Join your fellow Leftists in a mass migration to Canada.
Your taxes will double but, hey, you'll finally have free healthcare.
Canadian Immigration -- http://www.cic.gc.ca

This information provided gladly and free of charge courtesy of Protest Warrior (Louisville Chapter)"

hehehe I just had to share this brilliant piece of counter-protest material. Thanks to the evil genius of our Chapter Leader, we are always annoying the crap out of the Leftists around here! Wish us luck because to annoy ALL the crap out of those folks will be a life-long endeavor.

Good Riddance to Bad Trash

Just when I thought I couldn't possibly be more excited about the future of the civilized people of this world, Arafat's death on Nov. 11th just raised the excitement meter! Someone pinch me, please, I think I may be dreaming...

I'm sure it surprised no one of any intellect that the French took him in while he was deathly ill and then sent his corpse home in a style more suiting a statesman than a terrorist. After all, I do believe the French do their part on a regular basis to ensure they make money off of all terrorist "heads of state" -- no discrimination there. I'm sure it surprised no one of any intellect that Arafat is being eulogized as a world leader who struggled for peace for his people. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, I'm sure Arafat knew that his Liberal friends worldwide would ensure that his legacy will be misrepresented for years to come as one of "the struggle for peace." I pray that this terrorist does NOT rest in peace. He deserves an eternity of the same hell he rained down on, not only his own people, but innocent civilians during a lifetime of terror and corruption.

I am excited about the possibilities now. The world is waiting for a civilized statesman with the interest of his people and the world in mind to work with the civilized world to pull the Palestinian people out of poverty and corruption into a world of peace for themselves and their neighbors, the Israelis. Apparently, the Palestinian Authority has chosen Mahmoud Abbas (also known as Abu Mazen) as their next leader. This may very well be the choice that needed to be made for Palestinian leadership AGES ago! Mr. Abbas, the world is watching...

President Bush's legacy, already quite breath-taking and profound, is now ready to expand to making peace where lesser Presidents have failed... The Bush presidency is bound to go down in history as one of the best things to ever happen to the civilized world. We live in such a promising time!

Euphoric "Leave of Absence" Over for Now!

Sorry to have been away so long. I have to say that I was afloat on that cloud of euphoria much longer than I thought I'd be! It's time to come back down to earth now, I suppose.

I had a blast gloating at a "peace vigil" shortly after the big election night festivities, as did my fellow Protest Warriors. I always thought I was a humble winner. And, of course, humility has its place, I suppose. However, not THIS time, my friends! After listening to almost a full year of nonsense from the Left, I was ready to gloat over the fact that most Americans have more common sense in their pinky fingers than the idiot, old hippy Leftists! My favorite new sign for our counter-protest that evening was "W stands for Whoop-Ass!" Even though the C-J chose to use a picture that misrepresented OUR numbers, I was still pleased that the Curious-Urinal decided to talk to an innocent bystander. She did an awesome job of communicating much of what we were about that evening. Way to go, Jean Craig and helluva job, Warriors!

Friday, November 05, 2004

W stands for WHOOP ASS!

Congratulations, Americans, we have re-elected President George W. Bush and made history! I missed my electoral college prediction of 296 for W, but even that doesn't bring me down. I'll be floating on the cloud of euphoria from this victory for at least another week! Check out the county breakdown of votes for W across the fruited plain. It's a real eye-opener!

Election night was a blast -- watching Tom Daschle (D-SD) lose his race, watching the GOP pretty much sweep our races across the country. Other than watching the release of the hostages in Iran after President Reagan was innaugurated in 1981, this Election evening made me the proudest I've ever been to be a Conservative. Congratulations to Anne Northup, Jim Bunning, and all the other local Republicans who won their races. Congratulations to all the Republicans nationwide who won their races as well! What an amazing sweep!!!

Not only have Conservatives made history in this election, we have made our future as well. He is indeed the Right man at the right time! Now, once we get Arlen "Donkey in Elephant's clothing" Specter (R-PA) out of the way, we can get on with the business of appointing judges who will interpret the law rather than craft new ones via their rulings and opinions. I am so very excited about the future of this great country!

For those of you who will be crying that it's time to "heal the rift" in America that was created by the Democrats in their push for power, I say let's welcome the Dems to our Conservative family. They will have to leave behind their peace signs, their love beads, and their desire for more and more government programs that I will be asked to pay for though...

Monday, November 01, 2004

Down to the wire... cross your fingers!

I've been very involved in local politics since I helped elect Governor Fletcher last year. He is Kentucky's first Republican Governor in 36 years! It was an awesome experience and got me hooked on working as a volunteer on political campaigns whenever I can.

This year I've been volunteering lots of time and effort to the Bush/Cheney and Northup campaigns. Last Saturday, I spent 8 hours driving a van full of 12 "walkers" to neighborhoods in our area as part of the GOP's Get Out the Vote campaign. Those precinct walkers had their work cut out for them as the houses in our precincts were fairly spread out. However, many of them were shocked to be thanked for their effort by the voters they connected with during the day. One retired veteran thanked us for OUR service to the country! We were all in awe. We had numerous voters report that their Bush/Cheney '04 signs had been stolen. The best we could offer them were some small campaign stickers instead. Many of the walkers I worked with were 21 and under. There was a registered Democrat and a registered Independent walking with us -- they were inspirational to all the voters and the volunteers they touched during the walk that day. Many were tired at the end of the day but all of us had smiles on our faces on the drive back to the Victory '04 office. We know we made a difference in this election.

At a rally this evening for Senator Bunning, I was told by one of the volunteers that a van of precinct walkers today came upon a Kerry minion stealing a Bunning sign from the yard of one of the houses on their walk list. That guy was shocked to see a good number of our volunteers pouring out of the van, running in his direction yelling "put that back!" hehehe Fortunately, we Conservatives are polite and didn't pummel him. He was obviously already senseless so I'm sure they assumed pummeling would only vegetate him completely. ;-)

Tomorrow promises to be a very full day as I'm working the polls down in the West end of town. I'm already a bit nervous as I'm not sure what type of shenanigans to expect. We had one or two on the "other side" last election... I'll say my prayers tonight and add a request for a fair election to the standard fare. I'm hoping that when my job there is done, I'll get to the victory party in time to hear all of the winners' victory speeches!

Good luck tomorrow to GOP candidates all across the fruited plain, especially Senator Bunning, Congresswoman Northup, and President George W. Bush!

Bin Laden -- Kerry's campaign manager?

Oh how wonderful it must be to be a Leftist and hear your very own words broadcast worldwide from the mouth of your idol, Bin Laden! Happy days are here again! I'm sure there must have been viewing parties for Leftists worldwide who were happy to see their man alive and well on network TV.

If you didn't catch the sarcasm there then please leave my blog immediately. I don't like lunkheaded Liberal Leftists. When I read the transcript, it became oh so apparent that idiots like John F'ing Kerry and the DNC have simply supported Bin Laden via their talking points. Talk about providing aid and comfort to the enemy! I wonder if Bin Laden will be asked to join the UN as his own nation if Kerry is elected...

Now, in case it wasn't clear to anyone after reading the transcript of the Bin Laden tape, those of us in the red states who will be re-electing President Bush in this year's Presidential election are taking gambling with our security; however, those lunkheads in the blue states attempting to unseat the President can expect to live in peace and security granted them by their hero Bin Laden. I, for one, am proud to stand with the intelligent folks here in Kentucky who will be casting our electoral votes for President Bush. We ain't a-skeeered of no mass murdering terrorist dawg here in Kin-tucky! I believe there's nothing more likely to push this over the top for W than Bin Laden double-dawg daring Americans to re-elect W! I suppose now we now who is REALLY running Kerry's campaign, don't we? Sorry to inform you of this, Kerry, but threats from a terrorist and mass murderer aren't a great endorsement.

It's been a looooong campaign!

I haven't posted in quite a while. Fortunately though, my online absence is for a good cause -- I've been busy with GOP grassroots campaign work here in Louisville. I have Get Out the Vote calls and a rally for Senator Jim Bunning to do this evening. I am working as an election official on Tuesday in a precinct that is heavily Democrat. It would sure do my heart good to see that area vote their consciences and not their party. I suppose that remains to be seen and I'm sure I'm hoping for too much.

This has been the longest campaign in recent memory and I will be so happy to see it over. I'm ready to celebrate as soon as the polls close and our President is re-elected!

While doing a ProtestWarrior counter-protest on Sunday, I was called a facist and a warmonger... when will these Liberal lunkheads ever get it?! No one likes war, and the only "fascists" are the Liberals who are suppressing the free speech of the Right! Gee, "mainstream" media, couldn't the term "fascist" apply to you all? Grrrrr. I don't suffer fools very well these days.

Let's keep this country on the Right side of history. Good luck to all GOP candidates this Tuesday!

God bless and keep them safe from harm

I don't know about you, but I sure haven't seen pictures like this in the "mainstream" Liberal press...

Kids are a common bond, aren't they?

There are so very few differences between people of the world, really. What guy doesn't enjoy teaching a kid a new trick? ;-)

War is heart-rending

Soldiers bear the heaviest hearts for the loses of war. These men and women deserve our understanding and support as they go about the business of doing what's necessary for the greater good of mankind.

Felines for freedom!

A little support from the felines on the front!

Lifelines from home

Lifelines from home are so important! If you know a service member, you know how important your letters are; if you don't, and want to show your support, adopt one!