Monday, December 08, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Yet again, and the mob howls

There are gun-related 2 bills up for a vote here in Washington.

I-591 would forbid gun confiscation without due process and would restrict state background checks to simply conform to federal law. It is supported by law enforcement, shooting associations, and gun rights groups.

I-594, touted as simply requiring background checks for gun sales, would require background checks on any "transfer" of a gun from one person to another. The way this bill is written, if my neighbor, whom I’ve known for decades, wants to show me the pistol he got off of a dead NVA officer in Vietnam, we would have to go to a gun shop, get a background check on me, and only if I passed could he hand the gun to me to look at. THEN, to hand it back, by the strict letter of the law, we'd have to reverse the process. It is supported by Bloomberg, various anti-rights groups, and most leftist politicians who have the courage to comment, thoiugh many will not touch gun rights issues.

Lately the Seattle Times has run a series on lead poisoning at local gun ranges. I know that is a big issue, but the pieces are written to make the ranges look as bad as possible. Thing is, the online articles are mal-formatted so that comments, while allowed, are not possible. This was a multi-part series over a number of days, and the mal-formatting continued with each installment.

Now this shooting.

Before we knew ANYTHING about the details, the pro I-594 crowd was howling that we need to pass that bill and that anyone against it was in favor of dead kids. Of course, nobody could detail how the bill would have prevented this atrocity. Simply, it likely would not have, as has been the case for pretty much all these shootings, not to mention the Islamists in Canada lately.

Bottom line to me is this:

The way we have raised kids for decades, and the policies we have implemented, have bred many monsters. The answer, to the fools, is to first blame those who advocate different ways of child rearing and different policies, and call names. Then, enact additional laws and policies that perpetuate the failure, but have faith that this time, things will be different and will work out well.

So far, the shooter, 14, and another student are dead, three others in very bad shape. The shooter’s tweets make him to look like a sex crazed, angry kid. Over the next weeks, we’ll get to know much more about this kid, his family life, and background.
Teach your children well and hold them close.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

And now for something fun

Enough of the old hag, already. We know what she is: our better who will tell us what the common good is and use the lash of the state to be sure we understand our place on the utopian chessboard.

Well, despite her kind, real life goes on. Here is a fun vid. Talk about creative and full of love.

Y'r H'mble & Ob'dn't S'vnt in Seattle

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Hillary is Nasty...Newsflash?

Is Hillary Clinton being nasty to people around her (i.e. Secret Service agents) breaking news?

"A new book released Tuesday alleges that former first lady and secretary of state Hillary Clinton is extremely abusive and condescending to the very people assigned to protect her–the Secret Service.

In “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents,” New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler gives an inside look at what the Secret Service experiences based on exclusive, on-the-record interviews.

Kessler writes, “When in public, Hillary smiles and acts graciously. As soon as the cameras are gone, her angry personality, nastiness, and imperiousness become evident.”

Kessler interviews agents who describe Clinton telling Secret Service agents to “f*** off” simply for saying “Good morning, ma’am” during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

“Hillary was so mistrustful and vengeful” said a former agent to Kessler. (source)

Media Matters laughable charge against the book? That the author "plagiarized himself." Is it possible to plagiarize yourself???

"Discredited author Ronald Kessler's forthcoming book, The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents, lifted at least 13 stories from his previous books -- many times using language remarkably similar or identical to the language he used the first time he told the same tales." (Source:Media Matters)

A book I've been touting here for years, Bill and Hillary: The Marriage, chronicles Hillary's tantrums in luscious detail.

These stories of Hillary's abusive nature (toward SS, other staff and her husband) have been circulating online since 2005. (Snopes has labeled them as "Undetermined.")

Strong woman does not mean nasty woman. I shudder at the thought of this inherently nasty person in the Oval Office. Do I want there to be a woman President? Absolutely! But, when that 'first' comes to fruition, I want that woman to be strong and honorable. I don't want a Barack Obama type of first. I want a Margaret Thatcher kind of first.

Now, I'm off to buy The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Rand's Urban League Speech VS. His Height

Recently, Ann Coulter pointed out that Rand Paul (5'8") or Marco Rubio (5'9") couldn't win the White House because they were too short. This had crossed my mind. Though, 8 years of Obama should have taught the country that height has nothing to do with cojones.

"Conservative columnist and gadfly Ann Coulter raised the issue of the height of U.S. political candidates to Fox's Sean Hannity last month when she suggested that prominent Republicans like Kentucky senator Paul and Florida senator Rubio might be too short to ever be elected president. “Rubio and Paul are as tall as my iPod,” Coulter told Fox News' Sean Hannity last month. “You can’t run a short candidate.”

Insults aside, height -- of lack thereof -- could be an obstacle for Rubio, who is listed at about 5-foot-9, and Paul, who measures 5-foot-8. At the highest level of U.S. politics, being short appears to be a distinct disadvantage -- and it has been since long before the age of television.

According to the 1982 book by psychologist John Gillis called “Too Small, Too Tall,” the taller candidate has won 80 percent of the elections in the 20th century." (source)

BUT, this might be the election that Rand Paul CAN win... If Hillary Clinton (5'7") is the opponent, Rand is TALLER.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Gone Fishing

Well, not technically...but I am currently on vacation on a beach by an I guess I should be fishing.

As always, I am attempting to 'disconnect' as much as I can, but that's pretty unrealistic in this day and age. I did want to break from my hiatus and bring you a public service announcement. A potential vacation saver, if you will...

As you might remember, we usually vacation on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The upside: we rent a mansion for a pittance. The downside: it's an eight hour drive. We already made an eight hour drive in March when we went to Lake Placid for a hockey tournament (Yes, my goalie got to play on the 1980 Miracle ice!) I wasn't up for another giant excursion so soon. So we're doing the Jersey shore for the first time since 9/11. The upside: it's an hour and a half drive. The downside: we are paying more for 1/8 of the space.

It's me and The Man and the three boys and we let the oldest bring a friend this year. That's me and five boys. ONE BATHROOM.

So, I saw this Poo-Pourri on the boardwalk and bought it as kinda've a joke (a $10 joke? No wonder I spend so much on vacation!).

IT WORKS! It actually works.

Why doesn't every bathroom in America have this?

For work, school, the ice rink, first dates and vacation...this will revolutionize bathroom use! :)

And, I'm off to the beach...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Children Crossing the Border Crisis: SOLVED

The latest statistic I read, regarding the 'waiting list' for adoption in the United States, stated that there were 36 couples waiting for every one baby that was placed for adoption. I don't know what that translates to in terms of years waiting.

So, I'm thinking. We have children being sent across our border in the hands of some extremely shady folks. No matter what the discussions cover, the government will never send them back. The chances of finding their families is most likely slim to none. This means the government will end up putting them in our system and shouldering the load.

Why does bureaucracy never solve two problems at once? Hire adoption specialists and background checkers and set up right there on the border. Let perspective adoptive families come, adopt and assume financial responsibility. This helps them by cutting down their waiting time substantially, taking away exorbitant international adoption fees (US adoption averages $34,000 and International Adoption averages $44,000) and helps the American people by placing children in a loving home and relieving the states and federal government of the financial burden.

I know this is too common sense to actually get done. But, I like it.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rand Paul On the Issues

According to a new Zogby poll, Rand Paul is currently leading amongst 2016 Republican hopefuls. This could be a bad thing, as it means more time as a target for the Left and the Establishment Republicans...though, it's going to be hard to demonize a non-career politician that still does pro-bono surgeries for folks with no health insurance in his down time.

"In the poll, the junior Senator from Kentucky polls 20%, followed by “Establishment” candidates New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush with 13% each. In fourth place is Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker with 8%, then Florida Senator Marco Rubio 7%, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindahl 4%, and New Mexico Governor Suzanna Martinez, Ohio Governor John Kasich, and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley all with 1% each.

This is the first time a GOP candidate has reached 20% in a crowded field and the first time a Zogby poll has shown someone emerging a bit from the pack."

For me, a Libertarian-leaning Conservative, Paul represents all the benefits of his father sans the kookiness. I feel like he and I agree across the board. I haven't felt like that about a candidate...ever?

Abortion: Rand believes life begins at conceptions and opposes federal funding for abortion. Check.
Economy: Shrink Government, end the Federal Reserve. Check.
Civil Rights: States should decide same-sex marriage; don't federalize it. Opposes affirmative action. Check.
Drugs: Don't promote marijuana but don't jail non-violent criminals. Check.
Education: Allow school choice for everyone, white, brown, or black. Support homeschooling and parental responsibility. Check.
Energy & Oil: Unelected EPA should not regulate greenhouse emissions. Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. Check.
Foreign Policy: Against terror but first comes preserving the Constitution. As only democracy in Mideast, Israel is important ally. Exit the UN; maintain US sovereignty. Check
Gun Control: Opposes restrictions on right to bear arms. Check.
Health Care: Believe it is Congress' job to fight to change ObamaCare. ObamaCare is still unconstitutional, despite Supreme Court. Check.
Homeland Security: Allow challenges to NSA in open court, not FISA court. Only Judiciary can detain and drone, not the President. Warrantless searches overstep Constitutional powers.Check.
Immigration: Replace de facto amnesty with bipartisan reform. Check.


Monday, July 14, 2014

In Other News Conservatives Don't Care About...

Yes, the post title is sarcasm. Let's get that out of the way.

USDA to Allow Chickens From U.S. to Be Shipped to China for Processing and Back to U.S.

"Scores of Americans are in an uproar since Food Safety News revealed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will soon allow U.S. chickens to be sent to China for processing before being shipped back to the states for human consumption.

This arrangement is especially disturbing given China’s subpar food safety record and the fact that there are no plans to station on-site USDA inspectors at Chinese plants. Also, American consumers won’t know which brands of chicken are processed in China because there’s no requirement to label it as such.

To ease concerns, lobbyists and chicken industry proponents argue no U.S. company will ever ship chicken to China for processing because it wouldn’t work economically.

“Economically, it doesn’t make much sense,” said Tom Super, spokesman for the National Chicken Council, in a recent interview with the Houston Chronicle. “Think about it: A Chinese company would have to purchase frozen chicken in the U.S., pay to ship it 7,000 miles, unload it, transport it to a processing plant, unpack it, cut it up, process/cook it, freeze it, repack it, transport it back to a port, then ship it another 7,000 miles. I don’t know how anyone could make a profit doing that.”

Yet, a similar process is already."

This shouldn't even matter to me because last year I decided that, in addition to growing my own herbs and veggies, that I was going to have The Man build a coop and raise my own chickens. Silkies to be exact. Smaller, quieter, more neighbor friendly... But, no. My little borough called FOWL. No chickens for me...and now I might soon be ingesting chicken processed by someone in China making $1 an hour???

Here's the irony of this story...full blown Libertarians want to abolish the FDA, so this wouldn't matter anyway...but they would also be against my Borough dictating what I can keep in my own backyard.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

You Don't Have to Defend Kendall Jones

I don't want to feel bad that I think Kendall Jones is just as disgusting as the Left does. I do. I wouldn't create a Facebook page calling for her death...or wish her death or harm, but I have no respect for her "sport."

This photograph literally makes me feel nauseous.

I don't think it's badass or cool to kill these amazing creatures using our bigger brains and a huge gun. I don't think it's much of an accomplishment or a fair fight. Doubt she eats lion, rhino or cheetah meat...

As a Conservatarian, I will defend Kendall Jones' right to post as many offensive pictures as she wants online, but as a woman that finds spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to kill endangered animals an act that personifies all the complaints levied against the rich, white Republican party...I will hereby note my disgust at the photos. If I need to side with PETA, et al --so be it. (These hunts are upwards of 8K for the hunt alone)

For the record, I am also vehemently against SEA WORLD, all "Swim with Dolphins" venues, Circuses and all other places where captive animals suffer a lifetime of abuse for 10 minutes of human enjoyment.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Prepare for the Paradox

Here goes: There was an interesting article in the NYT. Ugh. Now I fell kinda dirty.

Let me clarify, there's an article that starts off rather interesting and then veer's into the liberal think bubble somewhere in the middle... but, we get the gist.

Why Teenagers Today May Grow Up Conservative

"Academic research has found that generations do indeed have ideological identities. People are particularly shaped by events as they first become aware of the world, starting as young as 10 years old, as a new analysis by the political scientists Yair Ghitza and Andrew Gelman notes. (My colleague Amanda Cox has created an online interactive graphic, based on the analysis, that lets you track the political views of every birth year since 1937. Because race adds a variable, it applies most reliably to whites.)

The generation that came of age during the five presidential terms of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman leaned Democratic for its entire life. So have those young liberals of the 1960s, who learned American politics through the glamour of John F. Kennedy. The babies of the late 1960s and early 1970s, who entered political consciousness during the Reagan years, lean Republican. Think Alex P. Keaton, the conservative child of hippies from the 1980s sitcom “Family Ties.”
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These identities are a more useful guide to American politics than the largely useless cliché about adults starting off liberal and slowly becoming more conservative. Like a broken clock, that cliché can seem accurate at times, mostly thanks to luck."

Read the entire article

I don't necessarily agree with this analysis...the more the Democrats degrade the economy/country, the stronger the dependent voter base they create & secure...

Monday, July 07, 2014

Is This Really the Big Picture for 2016?!

So, for the past few days I have been wanting to write about what I perceive as the INSANITY of Republicans even floating names like Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush for 2016.

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

~Albert Einstein

As you might recall, I was VEHEMENTLY against Mitt the first time. But ONCE AGAIN running a LOSER? Aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

As if that wasn't enough to make a girl's head explode (how many time's can one's head explode in a life time?), I read THIS ARTICLE today:

"Author Jacob Heilbrunn speculated in a New York Times op-ed Sunday that neoconservatives may rally around Hillary Clinton if she runs for president in 2016 and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is her opponent.

Sen. John McCain, a textbook hawk, has more than hinted that he might prefer Hillary Clinton over Rand Paul. When asked in 2013 who he’d support if it came down to Clinton-Paul, McCain answered, laughing: “It’s gonna be a tough choice.”

[T]he thing is, these neocons have a point. Mrs. Clinton voted for the Iraq war; supported sending arms to Syrian rebels; likened Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, to Adolf Hitler; wholeheartedly backs Israel; and stresses the importance of promoting democracy. It’s easy to imagine Mrs. Clinton’s making room for the neocons in her administration.

You might think liberals would worry that Clinton is increasingly respected by these characteristically hawkish Republicans, but it doesn’t. Most liberals stand firmly behind her. (source)

Are you at as much of a loss as I am? Mitt? Jeb? Hillary? Over limited government Paul? He is a Republican. He isn't anti-war like his father...he's tempered.

What am I missing here?

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Speaking of Hillary....

Feminists love them some 'Stand by your man' Hillary. Some of my friends that are strong, intelligent women love them some Hillary Clinton.

I don't get it.

I've never gotten it.

She's not my kind of 'strong woman.' The women on The Five are my type of strong women. (Are liberal feminists intimidated by beautiful, strong women?!)

I knew that Hillary was ambitious. I mean, come on, that's the only reason she stood by her man. I knew her politics were polar opposite of mine. Though, somewhere inside me I always felt like we might have been better off with Hillary than we've been with Obama.

But to sell a 12 year old virgin that was raped and destroyed up the river....?

I didn't even think she would do that.

And, given her status among liberal feminists...I can't believe this story is getting no play. I don't give a crap how long ago this was. There is no statute of limitations on judging ACTIONS over WORDS.

Bob Beckel's defense...? She was only 27?


Friday, June 13, 2014

Fallout: Benghazi & Iraq

Is anyone else wondering why such a seasoned political veteran would make this novice a mistake?

Of course, what I'm really wondering is why the Republicans are so impotent at (deserved) character assassination? How is it possible that Hillary is still considered the "2016 Democratic frontrunner" after everything that has transpired over the past few years?!

And, I agree with CBFTW's sentiment...Is there really anything to say about Iraq?

I remember Mosul, but Iraq 3.0 is what happens when you exit a war early

To my knowledge, my Dad, also a Vietnam Veteran, never denied losing the Vietnam War...he always said the government never had the stomach nor the desire to win it...

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Purple for Peace

Seeing this on facebook today reminded me of the post that brought Army Girl to my blog...10 years later and we are still 'real life' friends:

The Purple Peace Saga

Today my little and I watched an episode of The Pacific and talked about the sacrifices our military makes. At the tender age of five, he seemed genuinely impressed.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

From the Loins of the Father

So, I definitely wouldn't be classified as a "birther." I took a slight interest in the citizenship of the President before he entered the Oval Office, but I pretty much set that aside once Winston Churchill's bust was hastily shipped back to 10 Downing Street. I won't lie....when these photos surface on my Facebook timeline, I can't help but to click the link...

But, out of pure entertainment.

I was and am much more interested in the psychology of a Muslim being elected to office post 9/11. No, I am also not one of those folks that claims Barack Husein Obama is secretly kneeling facing Mecca from the White House. Truthfully, I think Obama only worships at the alter of Obama, is a humanist and disdains all religion as the crutch of the weak minded. BUT, I also know that as Judaism is from the womb of the Mother --that Muslims are beget from the loins of their Fathers. My contention has always been that whether President Obama professes or practices Islam is irrelevant --in the eyes of the "Arab Street" (that we're always so concerned about), he IS a Muslim. His Father was a Muslim. His loins were Muslim. They beget a Muslim.

I never could understand how people could argue with this. I feel it's beyond debate.

Why am I thinking about this again in 2014?

Because of Mariam Yahya Ibrahim.

"Ibrahim was condemned to die by hanging after she declined to profess she is a Muslim, the religion of her father. Sharia law considers her a Muslim and does not recognize her marriage to a Christian. She is unlikely to change her mind despite giving birth in prison, says her husband Daniel Wani, who also is a Christian.

The court convicted her of apostasy and adultery two weeks ago. At the time, she was eight months pregnant. She gave birth to a baby girl this week at a Khartoum prison, where she's detained with Martin, her 20-month-old son.

Despite languishing in prison with two infants, she's holding firm to her beliefs, according to her husband.

"There is pressure on her from Muslim religious leaders that she should return to the faith," Wani told CNN in a TV exclusive. "She said, 'How can I return when I never was a Muslim? Yes, my father was a Muslim, but I was brought up by my mother.' "
Christian sentenced to death
Will Sudan execute jailed young mother?
Husband: All I can do is pray

Wani said his wife is a practicing Christian, more so than him, and even had their son baptized." (source)

In the eyes of Shari law, she is a Muslim regardless of her own beliefs because her FATHER is a Muslim.

If anyone should be rushing to do something about this, it's Obama! Her husband is an American and her children are therefore American and she is slotted to become and American due to those things... Yet our President, that could find himself sentenced to the same fate given his lineage, does nothing.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

What if it wasn't Bowe Bergdahl?

Look at the headlines above... You know Obama must be floundering if even CNN, Time and Newsweek aren't backing his latest foible.

I'm fairly sure we'll all agree that this is a disaster. That the fact that six soldiers died on missions searching for what appears to be a deserter (not to mention enemy sympathizer) is bad enough, but to know that FIVE top operatives were released that could orchestrate the deaths of many, many virtually unbelievable.

But, my question is...what if it wasn't Bowe Bergdahl (Weird dad a Ziggy Stardust fan or just can't spell?)?

What if if were Matt Maupin (RIP) or Pat Tillman (RIP)? What if it were an honorable, American loving soldier that was serving and fighting for their country with pride. And we knew they were being tortured or their health was in jeopardy.

I know it's easy to say we don't negotiate with terrorists, but I am also not a hypocrite and I know if it were my son, I'd want anything to be done to get him back.

And I know people say this opens the door to military members being kidnapped for money --but I think I'd rather them kept alive for the hope of money than decapitated fro the glory of Allah...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Do You Feel My Pain?

"The CIA’s top officer in Kabul was exposed Saturday by the White House when his name was inadvertently included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Obama’s surprise visit with U.S. troops.

The White House recognized the mistake and quickly issued a revised list that did not include the individual, who had been identified on the initial release as the “Chief of Station” in Kabul, a designation used by the CIA for its highest-ranking spy in a country.

The disclosure marked a rare instance in which a CIA officer working overseas had his cover — the secrecy meant to protect his actual identity — pierced by his own government." (source)

In Afghanistan. A real operative. An undercover operative in real, eminent danger.

A "top officer" no less.

Not a paper pusher at a desk at Langley.

Here we go again.

"One of the main reasons I felt I needed to walk away from writing about politics, was I didn't want to just keep writing "What if Bush would have done this?!" over and over.

The hypocrisy of journalists, commentators, lawmakers and even my friends is more than I can bear at times." (source: here. a few days ago)

What? Valerie Plame could not be reached for comment?

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

CBFTW has an OpEd about the VA in the NYT:

Thank You for Being Expendable by Colby Buzzell
"Keep this in mind: If I’m calling the V.A., it’s because I’m in really bad shape. But when I’d tell them I really needed to see somebody ASAP, sooner than that, they’d always tell me the same exact thing: “Sorry. But that’s the earliest we can see you.” I’ve since learned that when things are really bad, it’s better to just show up at the V.A. emergency room."

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Wise words, and no sniveling protesting "free speech as long as I approve of it" leftist brats whining and mewing

Obama's slogan "Hope and Change" was always meaningless drivel for the non-thinking masses. Hope for what? What kind of change? Obama, after calling America the greatest nation in history, invited his sycophantic hoards to join him in fundamentally changing it!" When I asked my lefty Obama-supporting friends what "fundamental change" meant, I got no answers. They had no idea. "Get rid of congress?" I asked. Some understandable laughter and agreement followed, but, no, not that. "No more juries, just selected judges hearing and deciding cases?" Nope. "Maybe have panels to approve speech?" Aw, jeez, Vid, that would never happen.

Admiral McRaven, at the University of Texas, gave a commencement speech that addresses how to actually change the world. And it is notable that no "free speech" brats tried to force cancellation of someone they disagreed with. I guess some universities are populated with adults.

He asked, "What will the world look like after you change it?" This is something the Obama-ites never seem to consider. It will be...better. Fine for leading the peasants to charge the gun emplacements during the la revolucion, but not for leading a country. It will all be rainbows, happiness and free stuff - that is the vision of most people I know who support Obama and crew. Free health care, oh wait, "quality" health care. Cars that run clean and for free. Disability and food stamps, all for free. Well, Adm. McRaven advances reality, not delusions, with his speech, largely based in his time in SEAL basic training. Wisdom, not the jabbering platitudes and falsehoods dripping from Obama and his vile followers.

Read it and hear it here.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Atheist Chaplains...Oh, and Yetis

Please, feel free to correct me if I am wrong....but isn't an "Atheist Chaplain" basically a counselor?

Even though the group pressing the cash-strapped military to add the Non-God-Believing Chaplains have now changed the name to "Humanist Chaplain," that's still just a counselor, right? And the military already has those?

And isn't the definition of said Chaplain "a minister, such as a priest, pastor, rabbi, imam or lay representative of a religious tradition."

My head hurts.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Move Along. No Story Here.

One of the main reasons I felt I needed to walk away from writing about politics, was I didn't want to just keep writing "What if Bush would have done this?!" over and over.

The hypocrisy of journalists, commentators, lawmakers and even my friends is more than I can bear at times.

Imagine George Bush seduced his barely legal intern and there's a red dress and the Right collectively insists it's not a story. That it's not our business. That we don't care. Imagine Ken Starr leads the denials and dismissals. Would their heads explode right off their bodies? Well, that's how I have felt for the past six years. And yes, I feel it's been that blatant at times.

One of those times. Benghazi.

This article was one of those head exploding moments for me: Worldview: Benghazi committee a waste of time, but lucrative for GOP
by Trudy Rubin

Then, if the penned version wasn't maddening enough, I made the mistake of listening to her on Dick Morris' show yesterday.

Here's the crux of her argument (and I quote): "Did the administration deliberately do something to cause the deaths?" (emphasis hers) And if they didn't, "there is no story."

So, sorry, but I have to go there. Did Bush deliberately do anything to cause deaths during Katrina? If I recall, that was a pretty big story with lots of blame. And he didn't have Condoleeza Rice go out and blame the storm on the Nation of Islam's hoovering Mother Ship for two weeks.

In fact, I decided to look up what Ms. Rubin had to say about Katrina and the non-deliberate deaths and was expecting to find nothing, right? No story there, right? Wrong. She actually wrote a huge Blame Bush OpEd entitled Katrina debacle flattens America's image abroad

Ms. Rubin wrapped up her maddening interview (she was right to go into journalism, as her voice was reminiscent of SNL's Coffee Talk with Linda Richman) by saying that the Administration story that Benghazi was caused by a demonstration that started over a movie "was not a lie, but spin." And that "the American people don't care about any of this."

Dear Trudy, Please don't ever presume to speak for me again. I am the "American people" and I DO care about this. If you think a "slow response" to a natural disaster "flattened America's image," what do you think no response to deliberate deaths by an impotent President did to America's image?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Jumping Right In

So, in the comments of the last post Haverwilde wrote:

"Rand Paul, hmm, 90% "right on!" and 10% "WTF?!"

And that is the perfect jumping off point I think.

What do we know about him. What are the things we really like. What are the things that give us pause, but most important what will the MSM exploit to discredit him when he starts to gain traction?

I haven't been excited about a candidate since Fred Thompson let me down hard. I feel like I could get excited about Rand. Curly hair and all.

Figured if I gave him a little Google, I'd find out pretty quick if the Left felt as if he were a contender/threat:

First off, they all seem to use this terrible picture of him:

(Though, I use terrible pictures of my political undesirables too, so I won't be hypocritical and call them out about that....)

But, there really wasn't that much. A lot about him being against Voter IDs. A few about Rick Santorum "not being on the Rand Paul bandwagon," but that's okay with me. And a few insinuating he doesn't have the pull some think he does as a candidate he backed didn't win.

(Lead picture is from a Vogue pictorial & profile on Senator Paul and his family)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Lazarus Blog?

So, I feel like I've been gone forever. Like a lifetime has passed since I was a stay-at-home mom of two little boys searching desperately for a voice and some intellectual stimulation. I like to think that I found both here. Can you believe that was 10 years ago?!

But, the boys got older and another one joined them. My stay-at-home mom status turned into a Work-from-Home status as I was able to use all the things I learned here and turn them into a wee little web business that now has me running the websites and social media for a small cadre of clients. Nothing huge, but enough to allow The Man to only do side work when we have a friend in dire need of his mechanical skills.

We have now evolved into 100% hockey parents. Anyone that has children that play travel ice hockey know what this means. Five to seven days in a rink if you have one playing...we have three. This means seven days a week and most days inhabiting multiple rinks. Our oldest lettered in Varsity Ice Hockey for his school this year. He's only a Freshman, so this was huge. A 14 year old out there playing AA varsity hockey. Our 13 year old goalie went to an international tournament in Lake Placid this season and had the most saves in his entire division and third most in the tournament. He was also awarded MVP. The five year old is already dangling, deking and scoring top shelf. I even started a women's hockey program at our rink and now look forward to my own ice time each week. This is the entirety of our lives right now.

That's the good stuff that has kept me away. Unfortunately, the good has been tempered with some very bad.

My precious, amazing, resilient, 13 year old goalie has been diagnosed with a rare (12 pediatric cases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia), incurable liver disease called Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (Walter Payton died of a cancer that was a side effect of this disease). Ten years ago, his life expectancy would have been 12 years from his diagnosis -even with a transplant that would most likely develop the same disease. Now, a doctor that I feel eternally debited to, Dr. Kenneth Cox of the Stanford University School of Medicine, has discovered that an antibiotic used for C-Diff taken in a high dose every day removes all trace of the disease. It's not a cure, but it's a hope. And it is working for my goalie. His liver functions have been perfect since beginning the $6,000/mo drug that (THANK GOD!) our insurance company is covering. They first thought he had leukemia, so I guess we should be grateful it's PSC. Through all of this sickness, testing (liver biopsy two days before Christmas) and missed school --his all honors schedule replete with French and violin, never suffered. Not even a slight drop in his all A's. Not to mention, the kid never missed even one game or even practice. What an inspiration he is. Not once feeling sorry for himself or using it as an excuse.

I don't have the strength he has. I was in a very dark place. I didn't dwell on the 'why my kid,' because why anyone's kid? Or 'why the kid that never does anything wrong,' because it seems to always be that amazing kid that has to deal with the worst stuff. I just felt incapacitated with the weight of the sadness. Wondering how I would parent normally with that hanging over my head.

But one day it hit me. I can't live like that. I owe it to him, and my entire family, to make everything as normal as possible. To truly live each day to the fullest and not just give that mantra lip service. So that's what I've resolved to do.

I've also resolved to rejoin the political world. I've dropped out the past few years because I was just too disillusioned. Too disgusted with the people around me. But, I've felt convicted to reengage.

I'm pretty sure this means vigorous campaigning for Rand Paul.

I'm glad I didn't delete you little blog. I am not promising you will ever regain your former modest glory...but I hope to regain at least a fraction of my political voice.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Why Don't They Understand This?

I already prefer the self checkout as I am much more efficient in sorting and bagging than any 17 year old...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gosnell: This Is Not Just A "Local News Story"

"The mainstream media or Hollywood don't think this is a story. Even though Gosnell killed more people than Gary Ridgeway, John Wayne Gacey, The Zodiac Killer and Ted Bundy combined. In a 30 year killing spree, it is thought he killed 1000s of babies. And that wasn't a national story?"

"In some circles, one dares not speak about abortion, let alone create a film starring its most horrific practitioner: West Philadelphia's Kermit Gosnell, M.D.

That taboo means nothing to the husband-and-wife filmmaking team of Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney. As the pair have proven in past productions, such as their documentary FrackNation, they are not afraid to swim against the politically correct cultural tide.

Amen to that, as church folks say." (

The filmmakers have currently raised $1,254,076 of the $2,100,000 goal. They have 20 days left to raise the rest.

You can go to to donate.

"Dr. Kermit Gosnell is the most prolific serial killer in American History, but almost no one knows who he is.

The Grand Jury investigating Kermit Gosnell's horrific crimes said this:

This case is about a doctor who killed babies ... What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable, babies in the third trimester of pregnancy – and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors .... Over the years, many people came to know that something was going on here. But no one put a stop to it."

For a $25 donation, you will receive a DVD of the movie once it's made.

"As a journalist, I thought I knew a lot about abortion," said McAleer. At the trial, he learned more. "I did not know that abortions are performed at six months, that it was so unregulated, or what a 6-month-old baby [in utero] looked like," he added.

The "pictures of the [aborted] babies" had the most profound effect, he said. "People think graphic pictures that pro-life people show are Photoshopped. They're not. The pictures that I saw were court evidence. They were genuine," McAleer asserted. "If people saw those pictures, they would think twice about abortion." (source)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Next IRS political operative shoe to drop

Okay, Obama and his crew have used the IRS to harass conservative political groups, delay their granting of tax deductible status while letting "progressive" groups sail thru, including Obama's half-brother’s sham organization, and generally broken many laws and all decency by these vile tactics. They have turned the IRS loose on personal critics like Sarah Palin's father and Dr. Ben Carson. Carson, you know, that black guy who is a fave rave of the raaaacccciiiisssst tea party. Yeh, that guy. Had the uppityness to point out the wrong headedness of leftist policies while Obama was on the podium.

Leftists simply shrug and yawn and dismiss the facts as lies (ala Harry Reid) or choose to not care. They know that a Republican administration is far less likely to scoff at the law, so when the Dems get the boot, they figure they have little to worry about. Probably right.

Next up, the IRS has been looking over conservative website and other social media to track comments and "likes" to select targets. It's coming down the pike and may break sooner rather than later. Sorce is a U.S. Congress critter who is in a position to know. Just call this a Monday tidbit of further corruption in the current regime.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Flexibility is good. Sometimes.

Obama: “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.”
Medvedev: “I understand, I will transmit this information to Vladimir."

If Russia acts like pooheads in Ukraine, Lil' Obama will stamp his feet, glare at the cameras menacingly, and threaten actions he cannot possibly back up. Well, what a mess the low information, feel good, "your just racist!" electorate have dropped on us.

Friday, February 21, 2014


  1. obsolescent: in the process of becoming obsolete
  2. dying: nearly dead

Our gracious hostess has been distracted with family issues, however, where is everyone else? 2014 got everbody down in the dumps what with the constant ineptitude from DC, the lousy scorching glowball warmening freezing weather, and the frestering impotence of the USA under this circus of an administration in the face of world wide upset and the vacuum of leadership besides Putin, Kim, and various mullahs?

Well, snap out of it! Here are some topics to write about: Torturing puppies: I'm all for it! No, wait, that was an old SNL skit.

How about the effect of Obamacare on anyone? Janet Yellen continuing the Fed program of Keynes and QE. Losing to Canada in hockey...again. Kiev aflame and Obama's pip sqeek yammering and stammering about "consequences."

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Proud of Seattle, happy about the Hawks!

Over 750,000 people descended on Seattle, a city of 630,000, in 20 degree weather for the Seahawks parade, and beside overflowing trash containers and some transit delays, about which we were warned extensively, every business jammed and busy, and the occasional bit of mild frostbite, the day was grand and joyous. Beautiful clear blue sky, quite unusual this time of year, with only a mild breeze. See more here:

Best of all, not a lick of trouble. No arrests, no uncontrolled crowds. I can think of a number of cities that would have experienced violence and some level of riot.

I attribute this, partly, to Seattle being a pretty laid back city. But also, this was not an alcohol-based event. Everyone was out and about, not sitting in bars, homes, or the stadium pounding back beer. The riots will just have to wait for another time.

Monday, February 03, 2014

The Legion of Boom did it, and BIG!

Almost felt bad for Mann....naaahhhhh. From the first screwed up snap through all the fumbles and inteceptions, well, the song all over the radio today is, "Weeeeee arrrre the chammmmmppppionnnnsss, of the wooooorrrrlllllldddddd!"
Now to go to work downtown and try to get through the drifts of Starbucks cups in the gutters...

Sunday, February 02, 2014

If we win, there will be a Seattle riot.

And a Seattle riot is a terrible thing to behold. Not like The Battle in Seattle during the WTO in '99. No, those were anarchists from Eugene, Or who came to fight. A Seattle riot is a different animal. People will toss their venti and grande sized Starbucks cups into the gutter instead of a recycle bin. Drivers will honk their horns more than twice! They may even fail to stop completely at 4-way stops. Tsk tsk. Some scallywags have even suggled plastic shopping bags into town and are using them at some stores. Pepole will yell loudly after midnight. It is even rumored that some radicals might drink Budweiser instead of one of our great Pacific Northwest ales or IPAs! Awful. I was going to go downtown but, on consideration, I will just stay in my neighborhood and hope for the best!

Yeah, right. GO HAWKS!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Quote of the Year?

Can I nominate a quote of the year in January???

“As I am constantly telling Republicans, please go on offense and stop playing defense,” Coulter said. “Instead of trying to defend yourselves from not wanting to turn over the United States Treasury to giving women free contraception, how about pointing out, you know, wonderful relations Democrats have with women. You have Bob Filner, sexual harassment; John Edwards, cheating on his cancer-stricken wife; Elliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner; and, of course, Bill Clinton; and Teddy Kennedy who has the only confirmed kill in the war on women.” -Ann Coulter, 1.27.14, Hannity

Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Still Alive...

...some days.

But this piece was good enough to prompt me to log in and post something:

The Pro-Woman Case for Defunding Abortion

Sorry for the habitual truancy --lots going on here with the health of one of my guys.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

So long, Professor, and thanks for all the fun

Yep, Russell Johnson, The Professor from Gilligan's Island died. On Bainbrdige Island. A large island in Puget Sound. Seattle PI write up here:

Nice comments, especially from one fellow who rode on an airplane with Johnson and got some insight into the early days of TV.

And how ironic? A guy best know for portraying someone who was a castaway on an island, lived and died - on an island...