Wednesday, December 03, 2008

God enters through the wounds.

As a blogger, I find myself confronted on an almost hourly basis with public relations email messages from every organization on the planet. It seems that everyone has a cause to promote and the PR staff to do it. At times, I find myself very fortunate in this regard when I am contacted by organizations that are helping humanity with very profound issues in very meaningful, dare I say, spiritual ways. One such organization is Survivor Corps.

I grew up the daughter of an Army veteran who suffered post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of two years of direct in-country involvement in the Vietnam war. At one point in life, I was the wife of a Vietnam veteran. I know what it's like to live with the bad (often violent) dreams, with the temper, and with the "otherness" that veterans bring home courtesy of war experiences that create PTSD. Whether one is the child of, the spouse of, or the veteran him/herself, there is nothing quite so emotionally confusing and life altering as PTSD. Strategy Page has a great article on it called "The Great War on PTSD." Read it. Learn about it. We have a large number of brave men and women returning from Iraq who are already dealing with it.

As I read more and more about Survivor Corps, I became excited about what they're doing. I'm an amateur psychology buff and it occurred to me as I processed the information on their website that someone has finally put Carl Jung's archetype of the Wounded Healer into a beneficial program for survivors of war. In my considered opinion and experience, there has been no truer statement ever made than that of Carl Jung: "God enters through the wounds." Indeed, God does. For some it takes having a wound; for others, it takes being the person who created the wound. No matter how you slice it, the experience becomes a door to self, to God, to the universe of healing -- you either slam that door shut as hard as you can or you walk through it toward hope, toward healing.

Survivor Corps is helping the wounded returning from our contemporary global conflicts (whether US troops or victims and soldiers of wars in other countries) to heal themselves by working with other survivors, other men and women who have survived their own wounds of war and become healers through their experiences. It's an amazing concept that was a long time coming as a real and meaningful approach to PTSD! BRAVO SURVIVOR CORPS!!

Folks, regardless of your politics, religion, or world view, you have to admit that war leaves scars. Those who are surrounded by it, those who fight it, and those who live it for years afterward are scarred forever. Those scars become the scars of a generation, of a society, the scars of a humanity that knows it has done something traumatic on behalf of country or cause, a time that can either be for healing or for more bleeding... Read about Survivor Corps. Donate to their program today if you can. I will post a permanent donations link for Survivor Corps in the sidebar of ConservaChick for readers after making a donation on behalf of the ConservaCouple household in the next few days.

Survivor Corps' cause should be the cause of any human being who would like to see the scars of war healed and the beautiful human beings who gave all of their spirit to defending us in time of war rightfully restored to better health and well being. They so very much deserve to regain their free spirits, their health, their families, and their rightful places as mentors to all of humanity.

"God enters through the wounds" and, with a little help from Survivor Corps, helps others help themselves so they can help others. God bless you, Survivor Corps. Keep up the great work!

[With tremendous thanks to Dani for writing to me about Survivor Corps --thank you for your persistence!]

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone had a day filled with gratitude and with the love of family and friends on Thanksgiving day. We had about 12 people with us and someone at the table gave thanks for everyone with him at the table that day. That's the spirit of Thanksgiving summed up nicely for me!

In addition to boundless gratitude for Mom's cancer staying in remission, I gave thanks this year for my wonderful husband, a great bunch of new in-laws, and some terrific stepkids. I would like to have given thanks for a successful election but *sigh,* the way I figure it, true Conservatism would have lost regardless of which candidate won. Unfortunately, that's just the way it was with this year's election. All we Conservatives have for entertainment over the next four years is the interesting exercise of seeing how long it takes Obama voters who've gloated about his win to realize that Socialism/Obamaism only works for those appointed to oversee the redistribution of everyone else's resources. It ought to be an interesting and conflicted four years.

I apologize for the atypical lack of a post to the men and women who have served and are currently serving our country on Veteran's Day. I hope you'll accept my most sincere apology and a very belated Thank You!

If I don't get more attentive to ConservaChick soon, my New Year's resolution will be to become more frequent in my postings here. I have been horribly inattentive and there has been SO much to type about!

Speaking of the Obama voters, you will have to see an email I received just after the election from a friend's circle of friends. It was one of those email messages where someone chose to click "Reply to All" on an email with a large distribution to people, most of whom only knew the sender of the original email but not necessarily each other. The email was a gloating rave about Obama's win. Naturally I was quick to respond. Others on the distribution list fired back as well . It turned into quite an interesting bunch of responses. That chain of messages in the proper context will be my next post. Stay tuned for that one this week. I guarantee some of the text will have your blood boiling and some of it will make you say "Damn right!"

Thursday, November 06, 2008

*gulp*

...down goes the Soma.

Mmmm. Double-plus good for you Obama voters, isn't it?

I'm eager to see who is appointed to the "Ministry of Peace."

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Our Country Deserves Better -- good work!



Please help support the work of Our Country Deserves Better by making a generous donation. Your donation will help buy more airtime for this and other similar ads between now and Election Day. Speaking of which, take that whole day off. No, seriously! Sheesh.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Swallowing the Marxist Pill

Open wide and say "Ahhhh!" You'll need to stretch your throat over the next week or so. Just in case, you might want to practice swallowing that huge political pill called "change" that Barack Obama says we all need. It won't seem too bad at first but, when the sugar coating is gone, it's gonna be a HUGE pill to swallow. Most likely, it'll get stuck halfway down and be quite uncomfortable for a while. I'm pretty sure it's going to hurt. A lot.

The pity of it all will be that we, Americans all, will choke on it knowing that we either (a) brought it on our fellow Americans with our ill-informed vote, or (b) quietly informed ourselves thinking that others must be doing the same, or (c) just stood by and watched it all unfold while burying our savings and our firearms somewhere in the hope that we will be able to ride it out. You, me, our neighbors, our co-workers, our friends -- we will have brought it on ourselves.

Whether you vote for Obama or you vote for McCain, you will be voting for a politician who thinks it is a good idea for the Federal government to buy into the banking industry under the guise of a bill loaded with earmarks and restricted by no accountability whatsoever. Neither politician is currently being held even partially responsible for what is happening to the America we once knew.

When the Marxist pill is presented, don't waste your time asking who filled your prescription because it won't matter. We'll all be going to the same government-run pharmacy where every prescription, regardless of what the government-employed doctor scrawled on it, will be filled using the only government-endorsed medication. At the risk of invoking Huxley, let's just call it "Soma." Pretty soon, we're all going to look forward to standing in line for our Soma. Soma makes everything better and turns that pesky brain off. Hey, it must be good because it comes from the government who has our best interests in mind. The government knows when we've earned enough money, when we've had enough children, when we've had enough education, when we've lived long enough.

Sounds a little over the top, I know, but if you've been paying attention, you've seen it happening. No president, no senator, no politician comes to mind that has ever had the backbone or the stamina to successfully eliminate one single failed government-run program. Once it's created, it's alive forever. Not one politician comes to mind who has ever successfully stood up to bill mandating more government involvement and won. Now imagine a super-majority of Leftists who believe that bigger government is not only necessary, it's patriotic...

Here's the problem, folks: In our Constitutional representative republic, government should own nothing and produce nothing but legislation. When government enters the private sector (even partially as it did with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) and begins buying ownership shares of publicly-traded companies which it then regulates, it's not a stretch to see the conflict of interest, is it? It won't be long before everything this country produces and the profit it makes is produced with our labor, our tax dollars, our consumer dollars in the so-called private sector and funneled immediately to DC. The industry that is being regulated is run by the regulators... like having the fox guard the henhouse, if you ask me. The few who control it, profit from it.

And, hey, don't kid yourself. It is not "fair" or "equal" or "communal" at all -- there must be people who decide what is "fair," what is "equal," and how much of anything anyone should be allowed to have regardless of how hard they work or to what they aspire. Those who are in charge of redistributing your wealth will be doing so out of the power you've given them to determine your destiny. They are in positions of power and will use those positions to collect their own wealth because, after all, they earned it.

Yes, they earned it. That's what I said. It's hard work convincing Americans that you ought to be in charge of their successes, their hopes, their dreams, their money. If, in the process, you actually convince independent-minded Americans to allow you to decide everything for them using Marxist guidelines, then you have indeed earned your position of power.

Marxism, Socialism, Communism, whatever label you choose for Barack Obama's political ideology, of his idea that wealth should be redistributed instead of created, it is the very antithesis of what the founders had in mind when they crafted our Constitution. (There are many, many, many links in the blog post that I linked you for Obama's political ideology. Click them, read them, educate yourself. The Provocateur has done a fabulous job of connecting the dots -- Hats off to him/her!) This ideology is a complete 180-degree turn from the empowering ideas expressed so clearly in that document. There are sources all over the internet, in the press, and alluded to in his own words that will uncover the actual ideology of Obama.

The shame of this is that each presidential candidate has contributed to this chain of events over the past few years. Not just Obama and not just McCain. Every politician on Capitol Hill who has ever chaired an oversight committee while taking campaign donations from the industry he/she watches, every politician who has ever voted for an earmark-loaded bill, every politician who has ever voted for any form of new entitlement, every politician who has ever voted for any new government program, EVERY ONE OF THEM is to blame for paving the road we are traveling toward Marxism. Sounds like every politician on the Hill, doesn't it?

I believe it started slowly with the first Bush administration, continued right on through Clinton's watch, and has increased speed on the W track. New entitlements, new taxes, no spending cuts, no fiscal responsibility, no leadership -- what is an optimist supposed to do? This latest development in the bailout of the banking industry and the talk about bailing out the auto industry has left me speechless and almost without hope for the future of our great nation.

Democrats have always been Marxists in populist clothing but when Republicans can no longer be trusted to limit government, to reduce tax burdens, to empower Americans with opportunities that come from freedom, for whom can a Conservative vote?

So when Dr. Obama comes to my bedside with my Soma in a nice little paper cup, I believe I'll ask for a second opinion from Dr. McCain. When Dr. McCain tells me that I must take my Soma or the sky will fall, I'm afraid I'm going to have to checkout of that hospital. With any luck, maybe Dr. Palin will be available in a few years. I'm sure she knows that a healthy diet and exercise can keep the size of my government in check -- then no pill will be required.

Friday, October 17, 2008

"Senator Government"

Well, what can you say about McCain's performance in the last of the debates Wednesday night? *sigh* Nothing dramatic, that's for sure. One thing you can say is that he tried. He was more aggressive, more insistent, and not quite as much a pushover as he was in the past two debates. Yep, he tried this time.



What I find amusing though is that McCain's best line of the night was a Freudian slip! We Senator McCain addressed Obama as "Senator Government" before quickly correcting himself, it was a laugh-out-loud moment in the ConservaCouple's living room.



Well done, Senator Slip... errr I mean, McCain.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

McCain had better be McAble tonight

It's showtime in about 30 minutes. Senator McCain, if you or anyone on your staff has been asleep at the wheel recently, you will have missed all of the Conservative voices SHOUTING for you to TAKE OFF THE FREAKIN' GLOVES in the debate tonight. Seriously. If you want to feel the collective force of every Conservative in this nation jumping to their feet and applauding as one, you will choose your moment in tonight's debate carefully and then unleash a rhetorical but massive slap to the facade that is Obama. Not only will you leave him stuttering but you'll wake up the American "undecideds" in the process. We are counting on you tonight.

We all know you're a good guy who prefers to avoid conflict but the problem is that people don't understand who Obama really is. They don't see you as much different from him and every other politician on the Hill. Most importantly, Senator, they don't understand that Obama and his Democrat cronies were behind the majority of the foul-ups and dodges that produced the bizarre and baffling economic mess that you rushed back to DC to "fix." ... and with all due respect, many of us STILL don't understand how you could have even considered a bail-out... maybe you can help ME with that one.

PLEASE do us all a huge favor and drop the Bill Ayers crap -- don't bother even touching on it tonight. Focus on Obama's ACORN! Many of us truly don't understand why your campaign is focusing on an antiquated hippie thug/bomber when you've got a guy who is tied tightly to an organization that is producing fradulent voter registrations. This and the Fannie/Freddie failures are Obama's Achilles ears ;o) Look, unfortunately for many of the youngest voters in our nation, Americans seem to have forgotten that Ayers is a bomber on the level of a Timothy McVeigh who just happened to dodge jail time for his crimes. We know it; you know it; but it's water under the bridge for youngsters.

So, repeat after me: "Fannie/Freddie, ACORN, Fannie/Freddie, ACORN"... Now jab in the air while you dance around the ring repeating: "Fannie/Freddie, ACORN, Fannie/Freddie, ACORN" -- KAAPOW!!! Land the big one, Senator, right square on the jaw. Just enough to knock the mask off of the phony Obama's face. Let America see this joker for who he really is tonight. You can do it.

I'd wish you luck, Senator, but luck won't do it tonight. Get in there, take off those gloves, and win one for the Gipper!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Where's ACORN when you need them?

Gee, the one time it would be a really great idea to register at least the Dallas Cowboys football team to vote in a race, where's ACORN?! Uh, yeah, that's right... they're in a lot of hot water.

Seriously though, this race is as important as our current Presidential race. If you're an American Express cardholder, the time to vote is right now and the vote to cast is for this project:
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Hunger and malnutrition kill more people in the world than HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. As food prices rise, this funding is even more critical. More people are being driven deeper into poverty trying to afford basic staples. Many have nothing to eat at all. Your vote makes it possible for fewer young lives to be lost because they do not have enough to eat.

Getting the word out to your friends and family makes a huge difference! Forward this link to a friend and you bring us that much closer to the $1.5 million to help malnourished children around the world!

Why not vote for something you can appreciate wholeheartedly regardless of your political affiliation? Doing something like this seems like a nice karmic balance to the nastiness of the scams called Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and ACORN, doesn't it?

American Express is going to award those funds to one of the five projects. It ought to be these folks. The winner will be announced October 14th. Make that card count for something better than a discount on gasoline!

My thanks to Chessia for alerting me to this project. My apologies for the political story that I led with to promote this vote. I just couldn't resist... (I'm evil that way.)

What do you get when...

...one McCurry dates a Shuler for a couple of years? Two McShulers, of course.
Now what do you get when one McCurry marries one Shuler? Two Shulers!

Greetings from the land of Mr. & Mrs. where the wedding is over and the "happily ever after" has begun! October 4th was an absolutely gorgeous day. We couldn't have been blessed with a more perfect day -- perfect for the three-minute ceremony indoors and for the 7-hour bonfire reception outdoors!

Our thanks to the 75+ family members and close friends who came out to celebrate with us. A very big and very special thanks to those of you who gave time, talent, and treasure to create a magnificent wedding for us:

With all our hearts, we appreciate and thank my parents, ConservaDude's Dad, Jessica, Bryan, Sean, Michael, and Mike for the time, talent, and treasure they put into providing the scrumptious spread of food, the culinary details that provoked oohs and ahhs at the tables, and the hard work of cleaning up the Shuler homestead the next day. We hope everyone is as lucky as we are to have such thoughtful and loving people in their lives!

Thanks to D and Joe for the fantastic pictures they took for us. You both have amazing talent -- wielding the camera in brushlike fashion, painting the personality of the people in the pictures. All 600 or so pictures are wonderful and will be treasured forever. We are grateful for the gift of your time and talents on our wedding day!

Thanks to the Honorable Matthew K. Eckert for doing the honors. If all judges had his patience and humor, the legal world would be a much more human realm. ConservaChick is glad to have met him and completely understands ConservaDude's valued friendship with him.

For those of you who read this blog from afar and may not be as familiar with ConservaChick and ConservaDude, here are two pictures that brilliantly sum up the event:




I guess I have no excuses for slacking off so much now that I'm married. After all, life is supposed to get dull now, right? hehehe AS IF!

Stay tuned...

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Royal "We"

...sitting here with ConservaDude watching this Presidential debate, I'm struck constantly by Barry's reference to "we" and "us." Are "we" royalty? or are "we" referring to the Democrat puppetmasters?

John McCain is seriously holding his own against the royal onslaught of defensive posturing. I'm struck over and over by his sincerity and his grasp of what history has taught us. Good job, Senator. Keep up the good work.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

McCain Gets It!

I've been listening to the pundits yammer on and on about how Senator McCain's decision to suspend his campaign was silly. It was grandstanding. Well, this ConservaChick is proud of Senator McCain for wanting to get back to DC and focus on the job he was elected to do. Apparently, none of the pundits get it but this time on this particular point, John McCain GETS IT! I couldn't be prouder of him!

Granted, working on legislation to provide taxpayer funds to bailout the mortgage industry isn't my idea of time well-spent but if Senator McCain works AGAINST the bailout then I will stand and applaud for sure! His true Conservatism could certainly come shining through and do so against the Bush administration for a change. Then who would be the RINO, eh? *cough*W*cough*

Government has absolutely no business nationalizing the mortgage industry. Ever. Period. If you bought into the Democrat's idea of helping the "little guy" buy a house even though he couldn't afford the mortgage, then you're a dope. You probably do think it's up to the government to buy the paper that will be no good when the "little guy" defaults. It certainly sounds noble. Seems like a proper result. After all, the federal government did something stupid (as usual); they legislated good intentions without considering the consequences. Hey, another day, another dopey poorly thought out bill, right?

Well here's the problem, folks:

Freakish interpretations by the Court of Imminent Domain
+
Federally nationalized mortgages without taxpayer consent
=
Government control of your hearth & home.

That ought to send chills right up your freakin' spine. It certainly does mine. It's absolutely fascist and Orwellian.

"But hey, ConservaChick, you don't get it! The Government (note that capital "G") could turn trillions of dollars in profits. We could end up paying less in taxes and get a nice shareholder dividend check!"

Oh man, that's hilarious. I'm laughing so hard, I can barely type!! Stop it; you're killin' me! That's just precious! I mean, yeah, I can be an optimist at times but that's just really reaching for blue skies and rainbows!

I am completely and totally against any sort of bailout; however, I am totally in favor of Senator McCain's dedication to his REAL job. I am proud to see at least one elected official display a total comprehension that, even though there's a presidential campaign underway, he is being paid by the people to attend to the people's business and not just to his campaign.

Nice job, Senator. Keep up the good work and don't listen to the boneheads who don't get it. ConservaChick truly appreciates the fact that you get it. Explain it to the rest of our employees while you're in DC, would you? ...and if they get it, we can work on the Kentucky legislature!

All Obama has ever run...



Obama simply pales in comparison. Go get 'em, Sistah Sarah!!

(A big thanks to the folks at Our Country Deserves Better/Move America Forward for this fun video!)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Free Kittens

Little Mary Pat had a box of very small kittens that she was trying to give away, so she had them out on the street corner with a sign "FREE KITTENS" next to them.

Suddenly a big line of big black cars came up with a policeman on a motorcycle in front. The cars all stopped and a tall man stepped out from the biggest car. Senator Obama stepped out of one black car and approached the girl.

"Hi, little girl, what do you have there in the box?" he asked.

"Kittens" Little Mary Pat said. "They're so small, their eyes are not even open yet."

"What kind of kittens are they?" he asked.

"Democrats" says Little Mary Pat.

The tall man smiled, returned to his car and they drove away. Sensing a good photo opportunity, Senator Obama called his campaign manager and told him about the little girl and the kittens.

It was planned that they would return the next day, have all the media there and tell everyone about these great kittens.

The next day, Little Mary Pat was standing out on the corner with her box of kittens and the "FREE KITTENS" sign as a big motorcade of black cars pulled up with all the vans and trucks from ABC, NBC, CBS, BET and CNN (but no FOX for some reason).

Everyone had their cameras ready and rolling; Senator Obama got out of his limo and walked up to Little Mary Pat.

"Now, don't be frightened," he said, "I just want you to tell all these nice news people just what kind of kittens you're giving away today."

"Yes sir," Mary Pat said, "They are all REPUBLICAN kittens."

Taken by surprise, Senator Obama said, "But yesterday, Mary Pat, you told me that they were DEMOCRATS."

Little Mary Pat said, "Yes, I know. But today, they have their eyes open."

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Humorous Summaries of the Conventions

Don't ask me why but I found these recaps of the political conventions hilarious. Uncle Jay is always informative and funny but this other guy? Well, he's new to me but he discloses his bias and is still funny... I dunno, maybe it's the glass of wine after dinner tonight...



Newt Rides Again!

Talk about "Straight Talk!" Here's just another reason I wish Newt would run for President...

Monday, September 08, 2008

When Mom gets excited, it's a good pick!

My mother called me on Friday, August 29th. I had taken the day off from work to finish preparations for a household move from one residence to the other. I hadn't heard a word of news all day.

When I answered the phone, there was no small talk, as is the norm. There was one simple, breathless question that immediately hit the earpiece on my side.

"Sorry to bother you while you're busy but have you heard the news?" she asked. I could not imagine what in the world would excite her so much.

"No. What news? I've been packing all morning."

"Guess who John McCain picked for his running mate!" I could hear the big smile in the question. She was giddy. Whoever it was, it was a damned good pick!

I have never heard my mother so excited about anything political. She will enjoy a chat about a good speech or a chuckle over a good slam by one politician or another but I'd never heard this level of excitement over a candidate before.

"Kay Bailey Hutchison?" I guessed. At least I had the sex correct. (I had been hoping that McCain might pick a female running mate after Obama had unceremoniously kicked Hillary to the curb.)

"No. He picked Sarah Palin! Do you know who she is? She's the Governor of Alaska, a "hockey Mom," smart, attractive, and a fiscal Conservative!"

She didn't stop there. She recounted everything she'd heard about Palin since the announcement. The excitement in her voice was just undeniable. It was the first time I think I'd ever heard my mother so excited about a GOP candidate. Ever.

Her politics may have quietly rubbed off on her daughter over the years as she's not much of a social Conservative but she is definitely a fiscal Conservative. She is a strong woman who built a loving family despite the military lifestyle. Military wives are tough stuff, let me tell you. They do what needs to be done without any whining along the way with stiff backbones and nerves of steel. You'd think the Army trained them for duty.

I had never heard such excitement from her before about the big political horse race. That is, not until that Friday when John McCain changed the game, spun the Liberals into a tizzy, and flummoxed the feminists. By picking Sarah Palin, he sent a message to Americans, loud and clear: Conservative women are tough; they're achievers. Don't underestimate them.

Governor Sarah Palin is a stellar portrait of the true Conservative female tradition. She exemplifies the straight backbone, the certitude, the "do it right or get out of my way so I can get it done" attitude of every Conservative in America. She doesn't need to apologize for being who she is. She'll smile, heck, she might even chuckle when she calls you out on your own b.s., calling things what they are. And, why not? There's no need to be unpleasant about it. She is who she is. Like it or not. Your choice. Regardless, she would like you to help or get out of the way.

Through their actions, Conservatives will let you know that, even though we cannot always control our circumstances, we can certainly improve them. Whether their focus is on building a solid marriages, raising loving families, getting out of debt, or building careers, they put their all into it. Mind you, they don't really need your help but you're welcome to pitch in if you like. Regardless of sex, that's the Conservative way. We don't draw distinctions about which sex can have the positive attitude that achieves predictably positive results. It's simply Conservatism.

God help the females of my generation -- we were told by angry feminists during our formative years that we must subjugate our femininity in order to avoid being "victims." I saw it all around me, women dressing to subdue their more feminine aspects. Then, suddenly I found myself entering the business world in the 1980s, dressed like "Annie Hall" myself. My blouse tied at the neck in necktie fashion, in a feeble attempt to "level the playing field" as the feminists advised. As if, by tying my blouse at the neck, my male clients wouldn't notice that I was indeed female. It was ridiculous! I plodded on through those years pretending somehow that I was suddenly equal to my male counterparts and clients who had far more experience in the business world at that time because I tried to dress like them. Heck, even in my twenties, I couldn't quite buy it.

It took quite a few years to wash all that feminist baloney out of my ears so I could realize my own potential. I'm not just female; Female is not the sum of my value or my being. I'm a competent, caring, intelligent, Conservative human being who happens to be enjoy some "male" hobbies such as shooting and gamesmanship but am I truly and wonderfully female. I work in a male dominated field and that's fine with me. I now understand the value of my own femininity, especially when going toe-to-toe with the "old boys." Despite what feminists preached in the 1970s, femininity is a power unto itself. No self-respecting woman would play it down and lose that God-given advantage. "Level the playing field," my arse! If my chess opponent wants to give up one of his bishops to show off, he's welcome to do so but mine's staying on the board, baby!

My apathy toward John McCain as the presumptive Republican nominee for President had been based mostly on his stance on illegal immigration and his willingness to cave in and negotiate with a party whose ideals are directly opposed to my own. I believe the Goldwater Conservative ideals trump Liberal "nanny state" ideals every time. I like for my representatives to uphold those Conservative ideals because they're right, not because they're convenient.

Don't get me wrong; I was absolutely prepared to vote for McCain and whomever he chose as his running mate in the general election simply because McCain strongly represents fiscal responsibility by opposing wasteful government spending. That was enough for my vote but it wasn't enough for my enthusiasm.

After doing my homework on Governor Palin, I have no doubt that we'll be in good hands with President McCain and Vice President Palin as both of them are fiscal Conservatives who fight the excesses of governmental power and wasteful spending. Regardless of sex, that's a winning ticket in a slow economy. This taxpayer is happy to have fiscal Conservatives in charge.

My initial apathy toward the presumptive GOP nominee has turned completely around. I'm happy to say that this turnaround began with one phone call from Mom that Friday. Well, I suppose it actually started with a very clever choice of Vice President for the GOP ticket. As first decisions of a President go, I'd say that his choice of running mate was of the highest Presidential caliber. However, the real stamp of approval and the real reason for my enthusiasm remains that phone call from Mom. When she gets excited about it, well heck, that's the best stamp of approval ever!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Free corn, anyone?

One day during chemistry lab at a large college, the professor noticed one young man (an exchange student) who kept rubbing his back, and stretching as if his back hurt. The professor asked the young man what was the matter.

The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country's government and install a new communist government.

In the midst of his story he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked, "Do you know how to catch wild pigs?"

The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man said this was no joke.
"You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming.

When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. The pigs, who are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat. Then you simply slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.

Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They become so used to it that they forget how to forage in the woods for themselves and accept their captivity."
The young man then told the professor that this is exactly what he sees happening to America.

The government keeps pushing its citizens toward socialism by spreading the free corn out in the form of government programs such as supplemental income tax credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drug programs, "free healthcare" proposals and more, all while Americans continue to slowly lose freedoms... just a little at a time.

Why should Americans have to forage for themselves in the forest when there's free corn to be had? Why? Well because there is no such thing as a free lunch. No politician can ever provide a service for you cheaper than you can procure it for yourself.

If you view all of this "free corn" as a problem confronting the future of democracy in America, you might want to send this secret to catching wild pigs on to your friends to warn them. If you think you are entitled to the "free corn" and it has become essential to your way of life, then God help you when the gate slams shut. God help us all.

In this important election year, listen closely to what the candidates are promising you. If you listen closely enough, you just might be able to tell who is about to slam the gate shut on your free-corn-eating arse and on the American way of life, on your independence and your freedom.

Thomas Jefferson said it best: "A government big enough to give you everything, is
big enough to take away everything you have." Amen to that, brother!


[A big thanks to Marvin for sending this my way via email. Isn't it nice to know our veterans are still watching out for us even after they've served in the military?]

Friday, July 18, 2008

Ninja Convention

I'm sorry. I know this isn't even remotely political but I laughed myself silly and felt a need to share...



(Thanks for providing the big laugh of the day, Kevin!)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

"Gay for Obama"

Okay, I'm obviously very, very far behind on my internet gossip as I have just now seen the Larry Sinclair video which was big gossip news online toward the beginning of this year and for months afterward. From what I gather via browsing print press online, Sinclair appears to have failed a polygraph administered to him.

ConservaChick's official line on any and all gay rumors applies here as much as anywhere else:
Who cares? Not I.

Here's the real reason behind the title of this particular post -- I ran across an amusing video called "Gay for Obama" on YouTube today. I would guess it was sparked by the Sinclair business since it was posted to YouTube back in March. At any rate, it's a freakin' riot! Enjoy!



(Oh, PS and for the record: He was NOT "right about Iraq.")

Rewarding Failure

Incredible, absolutely freakin' INCREDIBLE!

Evidently, Republicans on The Hill don't think their base is paying attention out here. We are. Here's just a partial list of the Conservatives (read "not necessarily Republicans anymore") who are all eyes on this one: Freedom Works, AngryRenters, OpenMarkets, and many, many others.

So while we watch Congress continue to make economic matters worse, let's put things in perspective, courtesy of Angry Renter.



Corporate welfare has never been a good idea in my book. Darwinian of me, I suppose, but allowing the unintended effects of legislative tinkering with a "free" market to put us back on the proper track (albeit painfully) is intellectually the honest thing to do.

If "Bob" in the above video didn't realize the risk he was taking when he took out that ARM on a house he couldn't afford in the first place, I'd be willing to bet Bob is a much smarter consumer now. Uh... well, he might be... but then again, Bob should probably feel free to be as stupid as he likes. He'll have the Nanny State (read you and I) to come to his rescue again.

I Love those Commies!

The comrades at The People's Cube just keep on gettin' it right and making me laugh! I know they're atheists but God bless 'em. I hope they keep up their hard work "for the common good" for years and years to come!

If you need a good hearty laugh or ten, read "Iran's Mullahs Photoshop a Missile!"

Tired of the constant barrage of "news" from the cult of Global Warming? Read "Drill ANBAR" for some alternative "news." hehehe

And, last but not least, if you've noticed lately that BO seems to be changing his tune on issues since Hillary conceded the primary, you're not alone. Read all about Barack's Evil Twin for some enlightenment.

PLEASE NOTE: If ConservaChick is dragged off in the night for liberally borrowing graphics from The People's Cube, please continue to enjoy their work. Even while making little ice cubes out of big ones in Siberia, I'll still shout, "They rock!"

No, it's not your imagination...

these gas prices *are* gonna kill ya! ;o)



Brought to you by the folks at NozzleRage; produced by the folks at National Banana.

From the email release I received about this site, it would appear that some smart and talented people have decided to get serious about one of our biggest national security risks by using comedy to raise awareness. Nice!
NozzleRage: America's Humorous Antidote to Fuming at the Gas Pump

Every American is getting hosed. Each time we fill up our gas tanks, we are putting money into the hands of OPEC - the oil cartel led by Saudi Arabia. The Saudis and the other countries that make up that monopoly control most of the world's reserves. Most of them pay just a couple of dollars per barrel to get oil out of the ground.

Yet, OPEC is limiting production and encouraging speculation that is costing us and other consumers hundreds of billions of dollars every year. It amounts to the largest artificially engineered transfer of wealth in history. OPEC is waging economic warfare, and it is bleeding our country dry.

Worse still, some of the oil money the Saudis, Iranians, Venezuelans and other OPEC members get from us is being used to support terrorism. We are literally paying people to try to kill us.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Bearing Arms...

...it ain't just for Florida anymore! Washington D.C., welcome to the United States of America!

Congratulations to the Supreme Court for managing to find four highly-educated people who still have no grasp on the US Constitution. No one puts it any better than Ted Nugent -- one of the most colorful and eloquent Second Amendment activists -- in his piece, "DC Gun Ban Blown Away," on Human Events.
[...] "Just as we wouldn't need confirmation that our choice of religion is indeed an individual right, or that we could possibly need a government permit to express our individual thoughts in speech, good Americans will continue to fight for the return of our sacred 2nd Amendment rights where someday soon we will not need a government issued license to keep and bear arms. After all, from the supreme court of common sense on the not so mean streets of America, everybody I know understands clearly that 'keep' means one thing and one thing only: 'It's mine and you can't have it.' We know without question that 'bear' can only mean, 'Yes, I have it right here in my hands or within instant grasp,' nothing more and nothing less. And dare I explain 'shall not be infringed?' I hope not." [...]
As always, well said, Ted!

Illuminati TV on Obama and the Dems

We've all read and likely heard the "rumors" about Barack Hussein Obama, the Democrats' presumptive nominee for the 2008 Presidential election. I ran across a nifty little video (in two parts) on YouTube -- from the man who invented the internet! -- that really must be shared in an effort to edify the American voting population. Enjoy!



Obama's Speech Writers

Even we Conservatives must admit that Barack Obama can certainly give a rousing speech. The problem appears to be that he just can't seem to settle on one creative mastermind to write those speeches.

I hear that he just fired these two speech writers...



...and has since hired this one.



I don't know about you but I'm certainly looking forward to BO's next speech!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

It's LIVE! Click the link below to go to the telethon...

If you'd like to watch the "From the Frontlines" telethon live, please click here.

Donate, donate, donate!!


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A TRUE Invasion of Privacy

The "Housing Bailout Bill," which appears to be in appropriate jeopardy, needs to be stopped in its tracks based on the premise alone; however, it has come to light that Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) has added a provision requiring online business to report sensitive customer data to the US government. Businesses such as Amazon, e-Bay, and others would be reporting your data to the IRS if this bill with this provision is passed.

Talk about an invasion of privacy! What purpose is this data supposed to serve? Protecting us against a possible terrorist attack? Uh... nope. Helping provide the necessary national security and infrastructure that the federal government should be providing? Uh... let's see... nope. Keeping this representative republic a place where its citizens are free to pursue life, liberty, and happiness while they worship at the church or their choice (or not)? Gee... I don't think so.
"This is a provision with astonishing reach, and it was slipped into the bill just this week. Not only does it affect nearly every credit card transaction in America, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express, but the bill specifically targets payment systems like eBay's PayPal, Amazon, and Google Checkout that are used by many small online businesses. The privacy implications for America's small businesses are breathtaking." -- Dick Armey, Chairman, Freedom Works

Read the full press release here.

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This is the most blatant invasion of privacy by the federal government that I have ever seen! I wondered when it would happen. Given all of the online bill payment services, the detailed transaction statements we receive from our credit card companies, and the ability to move money between accounts with the click of a mouse button. It was bound to happen sooner or later. The shame of it all is that a REPUBLICAN has initiated it. I didn't see that coming. Did you?

Call Congress and Tell Them to Oppose The eBay Reporting Provision in the Housing Bill: 1-866-928-3035

Thank you for keeping your eyes on the ball, Freedom Works! Keep up the good work!

[Michael, thanks for keeping me on my toes and sending this my way!]

Promote Transparency

Every time I received a citizen survey from Anne Northup during her years as my district's Congresswoman, I always added a comment to the survey. It was a request that she stop adding earmarks to legislation. I supported her but certainly not because of the federal money she earmarked for this area. I became very dissatisfied when I saw how much money was being earmarked on her watch. Repeatedly I asked but repeatedly my requests for fiscal responsibility were ignored.

Don't get me wrong, I support true Conservatives -- read, "Goldwater" or "Fiscal" in front of that, I suppose -- but I strongly dislike Conservatives who spend or attempt to disguise their spending like Liberals. The practice of earmarking and the waste perpetuated by the "favor factory" of the Appropriations Committee have both got to end. Now.

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) is at the forefront in the effort to stop wasteful government spending. They are waging an aggressive campaign right now to put more accountability and transparency back in government spending.

From their email bulletin:
CAGW is right now waging an aggressive campaign to determine which members of Congress are willing to pay more than lip service to transparency and accountability. By letter and by phone, we are calling on each member of the House and Senate to disclose the earmark requests they submitted to their respective Appropriations Committees.

But we need your help to hold your elected officials accountable.

I urge you to ask your Representative and Senators to disclose their earmark requests.

The leadership of the 110th Congress took control promising the “most honest, most open, most ethical Congress in history” and we are holding them to their word! While House and Senate rules do not require members of Congress to make their earmark requests available to the public, Americans deserve to know on which pet projects their elected representatives would lavish their hard-earned tax dollars.

Transparency is a vital first step toward eliminating the tens of billions of dollars spent on congressional earmarks annually and ending the “culture of corruption” that earmarking breeds.

Help us promote transparency and accountability by demanding that your Representative and Senators release their earmark requests today!

CAGW is publishing the responses of members of the House and Senate on our website, as well as the lists of earmark requests they provide.
CAGW has made it extremely easy for you to request action from your representatives on the Hill. Click the links above and send the letters. I did.

How many of them will respond, I wonder... Have Conservatives figured it out yet? Do you think they'll recognize that it's time to become the party of Fiscal Responsibility again?

Democrats just say "No."

At a time when American entrepreneurs need government to get the hell out of the way so they can do what it takes to reach energy independence, the Dems are up to the same old nay-saying. No, no, and no to actions being proposed all around them that would release the restraints imposed on the energy industry in this country.

No new drilling; No new leases on areas for oil exploration -- see the idiotic "Use It or Lose It" legislative idea being promoted heavily by Kentucky's own John Yarmuth; and, no, no, no to nuclear power.

Just when I thought maybe I was the only one to notice, McCain's campaign speaks up! Nice ad!

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"Dr. No," indeed. While we're at it, let's annoint John Yarmuth "Odd Job." He's doing a rather odd job on the Hill these days. Time to bring him home... hat in hand.

"From the Frontlines" -- Tune in tomorrow!

This Thursday, June 26th is the huge "From the Front Lines" 8-hour telethon hosted by the nation's largest pro-troop organization Move America Forward. That's tomorrow, folks!

The goal: to send the largest single shipment of care packages in U.S. history. Move America Forward is hoping to collect sponsorships in excess of $500,000 for care packages by the end of the day Thursday.

Today Rush Limbaugh promoted the effort on his nationally syndicated show. Check that out right here. Even The San Francisco Chronicle wrote about it. The Sacramento Union has two stories about the broader effort -- Here and here.

It is my hope that by posting about the telethon and Move America Forward's efforts to send a history-making number of care packages to our troops overseas, any American patriot who loves our military and is surfing the internet the next two days is sure to know about this effort.

Tune in to the "From the Frontlines" telethon online on June 26th via either URL below:

Hot Air (Michelle Malkin's site) at http://www.HotAir.com
or
Be a part of this historic and meaningful effort by sponsoring care packages at Move America Forward's website. I've contributed, now it's your turn! Yours truly is off work right now recuperating from some minor surgery so I'll be tuned in for sure during the full 8 hours tomorrow. Let's get some care packages rolling, folks!

Thanks so much to the people at Move America Forward for all their hard work. It's one thing to donate money but TIME is the toughest donation to make and this is such a worthwhile cause. Thanks Move America Forward for all you do to help the rest of us show our support and appreciation for our troops!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Support the Troops

I have been WAY delayed in writing about this effort but, as I like to say to excuse myself, better late than never. ;o)

Move America Forward has created a program intended to provide the most care packages ever shipped to US troops overseas. You should be a part of this. This effort is monumental and shows not only the support for our troops but America's cognizance of the sacrifices they make to do the work that keeps freedom alive in the world. This effort will most likely make the history books.

There will be an internet-broadcast telethon called "From the Frontlines" on June 26, 2008 hosted by Melanie Morgan and Michelle Malkin, celebrated journalist and blogger.

Rush Limbaugh is slated to headline the celebrity line-up for the internet broadcast and a myriad of pro-America, pro-victory celebrities will make appearances during the 8-hour telethon.

I'll be donating and tuning in for the show on the 26th. Please join me!

Drill or Get Off the Pot

The "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" petition created by Newt Gingrich's American Solutions organization has reached one million signatures. Nice work!

You can't miss this discussion on the airwaves whether you're watching TV or listening to the radio lately. The price of gasoline is now at over $4 per gallon and the debate about how to become less dependent on foreign oil has FINALLY pushed this debate into the mainstream. As some of us will recall, this debate has been going on since the gas rationing days of the 1970s. While gasoline was cheap, Americans were deaf and dumb to the debate. Now that it's painfully pricey, we're all ears, aren't we?

Anyone remember this speech?

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Sound familiar?! Geez. We've been hearing that same old "alternative energy" speech since the 1970s. Environmentalists have been telling us we're ruining the planet since the 1970s. The "windfall profits tax" was tried in the 1970s. I feel like I've entered Peabody and Mr. Sherman's Way Back Machine!

Take a look around now -- Brazil has claimed its energy independence with their jackpot oil find. We have 66-115 billion barrels of oil waiting for us within the federal borders of our Outer Continental Shelf and about 16 billion barrels under the frozen tundra of the Alaskan National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR). We now have clean coal technology on which to draw as well as safer and more efficient off-shore oil drilling techniques and smaller footprints for drilling.

All this while President George H.W. Bush has an Executive Order in place to prevent off-shore drilling in our very own Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), and while President Clinton vetoes drilling in ANWAR. Here we are more than 10 years later wondering why we're paying over $4 a gallon for gasoline. Smack yourself in the forehead; pound your head on the wall; splash some ice water in your face and wake the frig up, folks!! It's time. It's long past time to get with the program.

It's time to step up the "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" program to reach three million signatures by the time the Democrats and Republicans hold their conventions this election year. Click here to donate $10 to the cause and receive a bumper sticker to promote the program as you burn that pricey gasoline on the road. (If you spot a red Mazda 3 hatchback on I-71 in Kentucky with this bumper sticker in the window, honk at your friend, ConservaChick!)

President Bush outlined the most sane and practical approach to the problem yesterday in his speech. Now, President Bush, let's just back up that plan with an Executive Order rescinding your father's Executive Order, shall we? Then, it's "drill or get off the pot" time for Congress.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

The Politician's Energy Crisis

"Making the simple complex is easy. Making the complex simple, awesomely simple, now THAT is genius." - Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus could have been describing Newt Gingrich and where his genius lies. Ever since Newt Gingrich organized and produced the Contract with America, I have been a huge fan of the man. He's a brilliant historical novelist with a robust intellect and a keen sense of what's truly important who does not tie himself to the idea of the moment. He does his homework. He explores a problem long enough to track it back to the larger root of the problem. Only then does he work with other sharp minds to craft simple, commonsense solutions that can be enthusiastically supported by intelligent and productive Americans.

He has done it again with the "Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less." project at American Solutions. This is a very important project and it is being approached in typical Newt fashion. He has boiled our current energy conundrum down to it essentials and taken a pragmatic approach to helping Americans understand how we got here and how we can get out.

Politicians from as far back as the mid-1970s have been blocking efforts to use cleaner more pervasive forms of energy in favor of coddling the environmentalist lobby. The shame of it all is that Americans have been so misled so often about the true environmental impact of obtaining and using fossil fuels and nuclear energy. Heck, even when the former "No Nuke" protestor (see the previous link) gets it right with regard to nuclear energy, she falls back on the old arguments against fossil fuels. Now with clean coal technology well in hand, Americans no longer have to worry about becoming energy independent at the cost of our environment.

Politicians have created the mess we're in. How? By using half-assed science to spew political rhetoric that pleases the environmental lobby and Hollywood for the past 30+ years. The only way out is to let them know that WE know they're responsible for the problem; WE know that efficient stop-gaps as well as long-term strategies are not only possible but practical; and, WE want them to rectify the problems they created, NOW! As a matter of fact, a commonsense, practical, and speedy solution to our current energy situation now tops my list of concerns due to its impact on our national security.

Please watch Newt's video.



Do your homework. Sign the petition:
"We, therefore, the undersigned citizens of the United States, petition the U.S. Congress to act immediately to lower gasoline prices by authorizing the exploration of proven energy reserves to reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources from unstable countries."
You will find yours truly on the list of signers. As of this evening, over a quarter of a million Americans (276,379) have signed the petition. I wonder how many more signatures will be necessary to light a fire of urgency under that monolithic, do-nothing, windbag Congress...

It's important that we all share this with our friends, family, and level-headed associates. It requires masses of actively intelligent Americans to move the body politic into action. Politicians must stop ducking, dodging, and delaying action on the problem they created. Those who voted against allowing us to exercise our entrepreneurial might for all these years need to get aboard this train or get the hell off the tracks.


[A big thank you to Dave for emailing me about this project. I have fewer hours available these days to keep up on the important stuff and sure appreciate a "heads up!"]

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Call me a racist If you must but...

... I wouldn't vote for a militant biggot regardless of the color of that bigot's skin. To which bigot am I referring? He speaks for himself in quotes directly from his own book Dreams of My Father. See if you recognize the same "hopeful" Barack Hussein Obama who wants "change" in America.

"I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites."

"I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my
mother's race."

"There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white."

"It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names."

"I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa, that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, Dubois and Mandela."

I don't know about you, but the kind of "change" any militant bigot is working toward is absolutely NOT the kind of change in which I'm interested be that bigot black or white.

[Thanks, Paul, for sending me a bit of enlightenment.]

CORRECTION: Manhattan (not Louisville) Owes Marcus Luttrell an Apology

Marcus Luttrell is not only a great American patriot, he is also the author of Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10. He honors the memory of his fellow SEALs who lost their lives in Operation Redwing as well as all of our brave men and women in uniform every time he speaks in public. Marcus spoke at the National Rifle Association's Annual Meeting and Exhibits that was held here in Louisville May 16th-20th.

He gave a stirring speech on May 16th which you can see, in full, at the Second Amendment Blog Bash site. As if combat with our enemies abroad weren't enough of an ordeal, Marcus found himself in "combat" the night before his trip to Louisville with some nitwit Liberal in Manhattan. He tells a story about some idiot Liberal who could not seem to leave Marcus alone with his beer in a hotel bar. This story absolutely set my teeth on edge when I saw it in this video. (I would embed the video here if I could but please click on the first link in this paragraph to watch his entire speech.)

As an American, I am embarrassed and appalled at the way this true American patriot, this man who has given more than many Americans could ever imagine and survived to tell us about it, was treated by law enforcement officials in New York City. As if it weren't enough that foreign Muslim extremists turned some of that city's greatest landmarks to rubble, police officers there allowed some foreign a-hole to turn one of our greatest patriots into a jail bird overnight. (Excuse me while I spit.)

Even though I'm appalled and embarrassed, I am not, unfortunately, very surprised. It's not surprising that a Liberal from another country, visiting NYC, felt right at home harassing an American patriot on his own soil. Liberals have been allowing, nay ENCOURAGING outsiders to ridicule our country and our patriots for years now.

At any rate, Marcus, if you ever happen across this post, I hope you'll accept my apology on behalf of patriotic Americans everywhere for the way you were treated in Manhattan on May 15th. The owner of the hotel where you went to the bar to wet your whistle that night, as well as Mayor Bloomberg owe you a very sincere apology for your treatment there.

God bless you and keep you, Marcus, as you struggle to make sense of what you've been through and what it means. You have my heartfelt thanks and admiration for your courage and your willingness to educate Americans on what we ask of our brave troops in wartime.

[Thank you to all who commented to alert me to a very serious geographical error! I checked Glenn Beck's post about that incident and was immediately a ton smarter for it. Thanks again!!]

Happy Armed Forces Day!


Happy Armed Forces Day!
(...I know it was yesterday. My apologies for the belated acknowledgement.)
Everyday ought to be Armed Forces Day when we ask so much of America's patriots... minimal pay for the risks they must take, the emotional stress and strain they and their families endure, and being available on a moment's notice 24x7 (no overtime for these folks)... especially now when we are at war against Islamofacism.

I don't care how tough you think your job is, its a cakewalk compared to what these patriots do. Next time you gripe about the arse-chewing you just got from your boss over a late project, remember that, for men and women in our Armed Forces, a bad day could be so much worse than that; their arse-chewing could have come from an IED or sniper fire.

Patriots of the United States Armed Forces, thank you for all you do, all you sacrifice for our country, and all you are. You make this civilian very, very proud to be an American.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Ready on Day One. A fairy tale just for you!

Once upon a time, there was a Democratic convention that was too close to call. Neither Democratic presidential candidate had enough votes to win the nomination. Therefore, it was decided that there would be an ice-fishing contest between the two candidates to determine the final winner.

There was much talk about swing states and super-delegates, but a week long ice-fishing competition seemed like just the (Democratic) way to settle things.

The candidate that caught the most fish at the end of the week would win.

It was decided that the contest would take place on a remote and icy lake in North Dakota where there were to be no observers present. Both candidates were to be sent out separately on this remote lake and return daily with their catch for counting and verification.

At the end of the first day, Barack Obama returned to the starting line with ten fish. Soon, Hillary Clinton returned and had zero fish. Everyone assumed she was just having another bad hair day or something and she would catch up the next day.

At the end of the second day Obama came in with 20 fish and Hillary came in again with none.

That evening, Bill got together secretly with Hillary and said, "Hon, I think Barack Obama is a lowlife, cheatin' son-of-a-gun. I want you to go out tomorrow and, instead of fishing, just spy on him. See if he is cheating in any way."

The next night, after Obama returned with 50 more fish, Bill asked Hillary, "Well, what about it? Is Obama cheatin'?"

"He sure is, Bill! He's cutting holes in the ice!"

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Empowered

With the NRA bringing their annual meeting and exhibition to Louisville this week, now seems like a real good time to applaud Donna Dedas of Bullitt County, Kentucky. It's my opinion that she epitomizes the importance of the Second Amendment to the US Constitution.
[...] "As soon as they hit the mud, they were going nowhere. They got out of the vehicle and I told them get down on the ground," said the mother of two. "I had 911 in one hand and I had the gun in the other."
[...]

Read the full story, with video, at WAVE 3 TV's website.

Not only did she take action, she so shocked the burglars that they evidently forgot that they had a .357 in their truck. Ahhh... what a nice surprise for scumbags!! Phone in one hand, gun in the other, and two crooks now in jail. Nice work, Donna!

Just a thought... maybe they ought to rename the Second Amendment the "Citizen Empowerment" Amendment.

See you all at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits this weekend!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Free Speech: It's Not Just for Pacifists Anymore

This is at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia recently. It seems that someone decided to exercise his constitutional right to free speech... and then someone else exercised HIS right to free speech.


(Click to enlarge the picture.)

Viva Liagra!

How does Hillary do it? I mean, day after day after day on the campaign trail, how does she keep it up?...

(Click on the picture below to enlarge it for the full effect.)

Vote for your Five Favorite Intellectuals

Foreign Policy Magazine, one of my favorite reads, is collecting votes (from non-subscribers as well as subscribers) for the Top Public Intellectual. Voters may choose from 100 listed intellectuals and/or write in their favorites.

The list of 100 intellectuals varies from environmentalists and religious leaders -- Yeah, I know... they're pretty much the same thing, aren't they? -- to political scientists and economists. They are quite an interesting and varied bunch.

I voted for four of my favorites from their list. It was my sincere pleasure to make my fifth vote a write-in for Noble Peace Prize nominee, Rush Limbaugh. It goes unnoticed all too often how Rush has shaped modern political debate and brought Conservative ideology back to life in all its original glory. It's time he was noted for his intellect as well as his wit.

All too often the term "intellectual" is applied only to Liberals. I encourage all of my Conservative friends to take some time out of your day to vote in Foreign Policy's poll. Let's remind them that there are some outstanding Conservative intellectuals.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Support Your Candidate!

There are less than eight months until the election, an election that will decide the next President of the United States. The person elected will be the president of all Americans, not just the Democrats or the Republicans. To show our solidarity as Americans, let's all get together and show each other our support for the candidate of our choice. It's time that we all came together, Democrats and Republicans alike.

If you support the policies and character of John McCain, please drive with your headlights on during the day. If you support Obama or Hillary, please drive with your headlights off at night.


[Thanks for sharing, Mark!]

Sunday, April 20, 2008

"Mrs. ConservaDude"

I try not to do this often but I thought I'd make a little personal announcement this evening. After October 4th of this year, your old friend ConservaChick will become "Mrs. ConservaDude." Yep, that's right... I'm engaged to be married!

I've referred to my fiance as "ConservaDude" a number of times in stories about counterprotesting the militant Leftists here in town and in Washington, D.C. back when he was my boyfriend. On March 1st, after bravely facing down the independent female who had sworn off marriage forever, he became my fiance. I suppose only Conservative men understand that we fiercely independent females still yearn for a joyous life of partnership, of caring and sharing. We just prefer to do so with our intellectual and spiritual equals, that's all.

We've discussed it and, since "Mrs. ConservaDude" sounds all wrong in the context of this blog, I'm going to keep my maiden name of ConservaChick. After all, we don't have to be so formal around here, do we?

And the *Noble* Peace Prize is awarded to...

If the Nobel Peace Prize wasn't such a damned joke, I'd nominate Pope Benedict XVI for it; however, as you and I know it's a joke at best and a political sham at worst so I won't bother. Instead, let us create our own Noble Peace Prize.

Granted, the Pope meets most of the primary definitions of "noble;" however, this particular Pope meets the more important definitions that are, oddly enough, a bit farther down the list:

4. of an exalted moral or mental character or excellence; lofty: a noble thought.
5. admirable in dignity of conception, manner of expression, execution, or composition: a noble poem.

[Source:
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I am not Catholic nor do I belong to any organized religion. Yet I find myself in awe of Pope Benedict XVI as he visits our country this week. I have followed the news, heard some of his speeches, and seen video and photos of his visit. I am awed by the humility with which this great man has delivered such earnest, meaningful messages to those suffering in our nation.

The families of those killed as a result of the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001 were no doubt moved by the message and prayer Pope Bendict brought to Ground Zero in New York City today.

[...] We ask you, in your compassion to bring healing to those who, because of their presence here that day, suffer from injuries and illness. Heal, too, the pain of still-grieving families and all who lost loved ones in this tragedy. Give them strength to continue their lives with courage and hope. [...]

[Source: WNBC News -- See video here as well.]

In his remarks and prayers there, he also remembered those who were killed and their families in the attacks at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The Pope seems very aware of what those losses have done to each and every person affected, whether directly or indirectly, by those heinous attacks. His words reflected the desire for courage and peace in each of us.

This pope did not shy away from direct and meaningful interaction with those who were hurt deeply by pedophile Catholic priests; the Jewish community bearing witness to hatred past and present -- some of which the man, Joseph Ratzinger, himself witnessed; the lawmakers who subjugate their Catholicism to a "woman's right to choose;" and, through his speeches, those of us who simply needed uplifting through a spirit much bigger and more forgiving than ourselves.

As small a thing as it might seem, I have been deeply disturbed and hurt by the vitriolic verbal attacks on our nation and its character since the Iraqi front was opened in this war against Islamo-fascism. The "Hate America" crowd has done more damage to the psyche of this nation than many of us care to admit. So, it is that we cannot help but be buoyed and renewed by the Pope's speech at the Whitehouse on April 16, 2008:

[...] From the dawn of the Republic, America’s quest for freedom has been guided by the conviction that the principles governing political and social life are intimately linked to a moral order based on the dominion of God the Creator. The framers of this nation’s founding documents drew upon this conviction when they proclaimed the “self-evident truth” that all men are created equal and endowed with inalienable rights grounded in the laws of nature and of nature’s God. The course of American history demonstrates the difficulties, the struggles, and the great intellectual and moral resolve which were demanded to shape a society which faithfully embodied these noble principles. In that process, which forged the soul of the nation, religious beliefs were a constant inspiration and driving force, as for example in the struggle against slavery and in the civil rights movement. In our time too, particularly in moments of crisis, Americans continue to find their strength in a commitment to this patrimony of shared ideals and aspirations. [...]

Mr. President, dear friends: as I begin my visit to the United States, I express once more my gratitude for your invitation, my joy to be in your midst, and my fervent prayers that Almighty God will confirm this nation and its people in the ways of justice, prosperity and peace. God bless America!

[Source: Vatican Website]

And today, he reminded us all -- Catholic or not -- during remarks about the Mass he would give today at Yankee Stadium of the unique responsibility inherent in freedom:


[...] He called the Mass "a summons to move forward with firm resolve to use wisely the blessings of freedom, in order to build a future of hope for coming generations."
[...] [Source: WNBC News]

Pope Benedict XVI has not concocted some fictious tragedy to address (*cough* man-made global warming *cough*). Instead, this very humble pontiff has come to the United States in person to address some very real world suffering. What could possibly be more noble?

Saturday, April 19, 2008

I don't think we're in Arkansas anymore, Toto.

Four United States Presidents got caught up in a tornado and off they whirled to the land of Oz. When they finally made it to the Emerald City, they went to find the Great Wizard

"What brings the four of you before the Great Wizard of Oz?"

Jimmy Carter stepped forward timidly saying, "I've come for some courage."

"No Problem!", said the Wizard, "Who's next?"

Richard Nixon stepped forward and said, "Well, I think I need a heart."

"Done!" said the Wizard. "Who comes next before the Great and Powerful Oz?"

Up stepped George W. Bush and said, "The American people say that I need a brain."

"No problem!" said the Wizard. "Consider it done."

Then there was a great silence in the hall. Bill Clinton is just stood there, looking around not saying a word.

Irritated, the Wizard finally asked, "Well, what do YOU want?"

"...IS DOROTHY HERE? "