Friday, April 30, 2010

The Sneezing Baby Panda


Keep your eye on the little one.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Obama Gears Up U.S. Army To Fight Tea Party Protestors

These are dark days in America when our men in uniform prepare for war against us.
h/t Mark Alexander - "Army Preps for Tea Party Terrorists via Virtual Mirage

http://patriotpost.us/alexander/2010/04/29/army-preps-for-tea-party...

The duty imposed upon [the president] to take care, that the laws be faithfully executed, follows out the strong injunctions of his oath of office, that he will 'preserve, protect, and defend the constitution.' The great object of the executive department is to accomplish this purpose; and without it, be the form of government whatever it may, it will be utterly worthless for offence, or defence; for the redress of grievances, or the protection of rights; for the happiness, or good order, or safety of the people." --Justice Joseph Story

A few months back, the commander in chief or our Armed Forces, that erstwhile community organizer Barack Hussein Obama, denigrated a large cross section of Americans who identify with the Tea Party movement -- those who advocate for Essential Liberty and Rule of Law.

Obama identified them as malcontents, "waving their little tea bags."

Since then, the Obama administration and their Leftmedia sycophants have endeavored to characterize Tea Party attendees as rude, radical, racist, redneck, enemies of the state.

In fact, Americans who attend Tea Party rallies are from all walks of life, as noted in the Patriot Declaration, Patriots who are peacefully and constitutionally petitioning their government for redress.

As I noted in my tax-day essay, Tea Parties are "not a call for revolution but for restoration -- a call to undertake whatever measures are dictated by prudence and necessity to restore constitutional Rule of Law."

However, Obama's words do have consequences.


This week, I was contacted by a number of military personnel, enlisted and officer ranks, who expressed concern about a military exercise underway at Ft. Knox, the U.S. Bullion Depository. As with most such exercises, the Ft. Knox alert occurred in stages, as if real time intelligence was being provided at various intervals.

The first intel advisory was issued on Friday, 23 April 2010, and identifies the terrorist threat adversaries as "Local Militia Groups / Anti-Government Protesters / TEA Party."

You read that right: "TEA Party"!

The alert states that plans for the demonstration may have been interrupted by "Federal and local law enforcement" raids on a "White Supremacists Organization," but "TEA Party organizers have stated that they will protest at the Gold Vault at a future date."

Further, the intel advisory states, "Anti-Government - Health Care Protesters have stated that they would join the TEA Party as a sign of solidarity."

In accordance with the exercise, Ft. Knox post security is placed on high alert because, "these groups are armed, have combative training and some are former Military Snipers. Some may have explosives training / experience," and "a rally at their compound / training area is scheduled."

Another intel update was issued on Monday, 26 April 2010, noting that the "rally at the Militia compound occurred," and "Viable threats ... have been made." The intel on the rally notes, "Many members were extremely agitated at what they referred to as Government intervention and over taxation in their lives. Alcohol use 'fanned the flames.' Many military grade firearms were openly carried. An ad hoc 'shoot the government agent' event was held with prizes (alcohol) given for the best shot placement."

The report states further, "Components of bomb making are reported to have been on the site. Some members have criminal records relating to explosive and weapons violations."

In response to the "immediate threat," the exercise stipulates, "local detention centers are being made ready for mass arrests." Both the "QRF I and QRF II" are placed on two hour recall, and the "5-15 CAV" was ordered to "draw weapons from holder and store in most available arms room," and "coordinate with MASA for immediate ammunition draw; have equipment readied for immediate use, i.e. vehicles staged and loaded IAW 5-15 CAV SOP; LMR's charged."

QRF refers to Quick Reaction Force. QRF I is the 16th Cavalry Regiment. QRF II is the 194th Armored Brigade.

The 26 April order gives specific instructions for the 5-15 CAV (a 16th Cavalry battalion) to have weapons, ammo, vehicles and communications at ready, and it places the other 2,200 members of the units on two-hour recall. In other words, these orders are to gear up for defending Ft. Knox against Tea Party folks and their co-conspirators who oppose nationalization of our health care sector.

Now, for almost 30 years I have participated in the development and implementation of small and large scale military exercises within the U.S. and around the world.

Such exercises are critical to the readiness of our forces, and the standard for the real time intel reports in these drills requires thinly veiled references to assets of existing or collateral threat vectors such as communist regimes such as China and real terrorist networks such as al-Qa'ida, etc.

Perhaps the writers of such exercises today should focus on response plans for, say, an Islamic terrorist who attacks a post. (See Ft. Hood / Major Nidal Malik Hasan.)


The Ft. Knox exercise is not only amateurish in its construct, but also sets an ominous political precedent.

The military officers and enlisted personnel with whom I spoke are all dedicated uniformed Patriots who are loyal, first and foremost, to their oath to "support and defend" our Constitution "against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

Their concerns about this exercise mirrored my own. As one put it, the exercise "misrepresents freedom loving Americans as drunken, violent racists -- the opponents of Obama's policies have been made the enemy of the U.S. Army."

They were equally concerned that command staff at Ft. Knox had signed off on this exercise, noting, "it has been issued and owned by field grade officers who lead our battalions and brigades," which is to say many Lieutenant Colonels saw this order before it was implemented.

It's not likely that Ft. Knox Commanding General James Milano or Deputy Commander Col. David Teeples, or even the regimental and brigade commanders for the 16th Cav and 194th AB, actually read the exercise scenario, but that doesn't absolve responsibility for such an egregious example of political exploitation of U.S. forces.

One officer insisted, "The American people should require greater accountability of their commissioned officers, that they abide by their oath and never allow politically motivated propaganda like this exercise on any post or base again."

Another observed, "Whether this is complacency by officers who do not see such orders as a problem, or worse, officers who recognize the problem but do not insist the orders are changed, this is a serious problem. We are discussing the training of American citizen soldiers in the use of potentially deadly force against a specific group of political dissenters. There is never a time in an officer's career in which he does not have a duty to apply critical thought to the orders he is given and asked to give. It is my opinion that any officer that has allowed these orders to persist, to reach the level of junior officers and soldiers, has demonstrated a lack of judgment or apathy towards what his duty requires of him. Either way, we should demand more of the commissioned officers, who we as a nation empower to lead our sons and daughters into battle."

Indeed, and at best, the blatant malfeasance on the part of the individuals who composed this exercise reflects poorly on the uniformed services.

The antidote to this patent misrepresentation of peaceable Patriots is to expose it with the Light of Truth. As our motto Veritas vos Liberabit affirms, the Truth shall set you Free!

Blog Her Fired Me From Their Ad Network

I have been trying to take the high road. Not fly off the handle. But I have to tell you that I think that Blog Her has wanted to get rid of my blog for a long time. Ever since I switched from "mommy" blogging to politics. First they shunted me off of the parenting areas of their network into the politics area, warning me that my ad revenues would drop. Not that I ever blogged for their meager remittances. OK. It seemed to me that they were embarrassed by my posts and wanted to hide me in a small corner of their network. Whatever. And now I am summarily dropped from their network based on publishing one chain email. You may recall the piece comparing the Nobel prizes of Jews and Muslims. When I wrote Blog Her back saying how surprised I was, after a blogging relationship of a couple of years with them, that they didn't give me a warning for a first "infraction", they never replied. Nice.

So to rub salt in the wound, I receive this email today in which they defend themselves against...something. Not me, because I had not mentioned them at all, and I still hesitate to give them any space on my blog after the way they treated me. But here it is. Soooo innocent and professional, they claim to be. Today's email (emphasis added):

Hi everyone,

Elisa, Jory and I are writing to share an update on BlogHerPublishing in 2010.

We're writing to answer some general questions about advertising inventory, and to address misinformation and falsehoods being spread about BlogHer's business practices.

Why we are here: Nothing is more important to us than our community of writers -- that's why we founded this network along with our conferences and BlogHer.com back in 2005. We wanted to answer the question, "Where are the women who blog?" and, after some members asked us, to help women get paid to write. That's why BlogHerAds, now BlogHerPublishing, has always said our requirements for participation are quality of writing, not quantity of readers -- we don't care how big your blog is, we care how good it is. BlogHerPublishing is proud to have you and 2,500 superb bloggers with all sizes of readership in this community network. We know how busy you are, so we're going to try to keep this email short and to the point. We'd love to speak with you further on any questions or ideas you may have -- our contacts are below. Here goes:

How BlogHerPublishing works:

BlogHer does not use tiers: BlogHer has one publisher agreement. All our agreements have the same duration, editorial guidelines, legal terms, and description of how we send checks and/or PayPal. The only thing that changes in this agreement is the revenue share paid to bloggers. Our standard agreement reads as follows: After removing 10 percent for administrative overhead, bloggers with fewer than one million impressions earn a 50 percent share of the remaining revenue generated from BlogHer advertising on their blog; bloggers with more than one million impressions earn a 60 percent share of that revenue. Here's the exception: There are about 18 bloggers who co-founded this network almost five years ago whose revenue shares are much, much more complicated based on their traffic. We no longer use this agreement; we learned in 2006 that we didn't want to spend all our time calculating revenue shares and so we moved to a standard agreement and stuck with the simpler standard agreement we describe above.

BlogHer does use tiered advertising rates: Our advertising rates are simple to explain. We sell the network as a whole or as individual verticals (food, entertainment, parenting, etc.) to interested advertisers. We also allow geo-targeting of ads to readers from specific regions. Finally, as noted in your profile, some advertisers wish to avoid placing ads on blogs with profanity. Following a recent marked increase in the number of advertisers exercising this option, we are reviewing technology that will allow us to opt out dynamically on a post-by-post basis, rather than exclude an entire blog from a profanity-sensitive campaign. We anticipate full integration of this solution in the coming weeks.

The actual ad rates are determined by the size of the ads -- 160x600-pixel ads may have a different rate from 300x250-pixel ads. Advertising pricing has nothing to do with a blogger's traffic. In summary, bloggers with lots of traffic get the same advertising rates per ad as bloggers with very little traffic. Also, bloggers who have a 50 percent revenue share today have the opportunity to gain a 60 percent share if they grow their readership and impressions.

BlogHer does not discriminate among its bloggers. Consistent with our mission and principles, we are fully committed to fair treatment of our bloggers, in good faith and in full compliance with our agreements. From time to time, we are required to remind participating bloggers of their obligations under our agreements. Almost all the time, such matters are resolved through constructive and proactive communication. We take pains to treat all of our participating bloggers in accordance with our agreements and in utmost good faith. It is true (and unfortunate) that in extremely rare instances we have had no choice but to discontinue a relationship with a blogger for failure to comply with our agreement. But in our view, such actions are essential to the long-term integrity of our network.

Advertising inventory: To share in any revenue, bloggers publish advertising sold by BlogHer. We'd like to share some information about how ad sales have gone in 2009 and 2010:

Q1 of any year is always much, much smaller than Q4 of the previous year.
Many of you know this but it bears repeating: Q4 or the Oct-Dec holiday season represents the largest advertising buys of the year -- and we're happy to report that, as you know, BlogHerPublishing set new records this holiday (as you may recall from prior announcements)! The drop in inventory from Q4 '09 to Q1 '10 is anticipated, predictable, and simply the way of the advertising world. This inventory shift had nothing to do with any blogs added to BlogHer's network. In fact, because our inventory sales were so robust, we needed to grow the network to keep pace with advertiser demand.

Q1 2010 inventory was higher than Q1 2009 inventory.
Our sales team is off to a good 2010, but as you'll see below, Q2 is looking even better. Meanwhile, if you were a member in 2009, we recommend you compare Jan-March of last year to this year. It should give you a fair picture of how we've improved performance year over year. If you prefer, please write our help desk (see below) and we'll help you do just that.

On top of that: April 2010 inventory has been delayed until May.
To our and your dismay, many of the advertising campaigns BlogHer's revenue team signed for April got pushed into May and June. If you look at BlogHer.com, you'll likely see many PSAs or public service announcements exhibited -- as you can see, we are feeling your pain on these delays. Increases in such announcements, sometimes referred to as "unpaid ads" on your blogs are the result of a variety of market forces that impact all of our bloggers, and our business as well. The good news is that we believe that Q2 (April-May-June will end up being much much more lucrative for us all than Q1, just as Q2 '09 improved significantly on Q1 '09 . This starts right away because on Monday, May 3, BlogHer is poised to launch the following campaigns: Coca-Cola/PowerAde (May 3-June 3); Cisco/Flip Video (May 3- May 31), Nestle/Coffeemate (May 3-June3); Warner Bros/Sex and the City 2 (May 10-30), Samsung (May 3-Dec 31), GM/Chevrolet (May 2-Dec 31).

When BlogHer adds new blogs to our network, we do so to meet projected demand, and we carefully consider how it affects all of your blogs.
BlogHer regularly closes to new members -- indeed we have a long waiting list of people who would like to participate. We maintain this waiting list because there is one special consideration that we keep top of mind as we work to develop relationships with advertisers and sponsors: Every time we add a large blog to the network, one of our first questions is how including the site might affect the rest of the network. We take incredible care to avoid inventory interruptions to our existing publishers. This care may mean that we consider how much advertising we expect to have, and bring only certain, network-appropriate sections of that site into the network, or even delay membership until the impact of the added impressions will be minimal.

We'd love to hear from you. We are proud to be your publisher. We believe in your blogs, our win-win business model and the superb advertisers who are excited to support your network. If you have questions about your blog's performance or your membership, we hope that you'll reach out to us via blogheradshelp@blogher.com to ask any and every question you can think of about your experience with BlogHerPublishing once you've read this email. Please feel free to cc: us via my email at lisa@blogher.com -- the blogheradshelp@blogher.com email address, however, will help us track your questions and our responses.

Best,
Lisa, Jory and Elisa
BlogHer Co-founders


And here is my dismissal letter with my reply:
Hi Jenny,

In my defense, I received that post in an email chain. I don't know where or when it was originally posted. After blogging with you for so long and you know I always attribute my sources, I am a surprised that the first violation is not a warning.

Thanks for your consideration,

{Opus #6}

-----Original Message-----
From: Jenny Lauck
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 23:55:32
To: Cc:
Subject: Post in violation of BlogHer Editorial Guidelines

http://mainfo.blogspot.com/2010/04/differences-between-jews-and-muslims.html

Hi, {Opus #6} -

Your recent post linked above contains content that is in violation of BlogHer's editorial guidelines. Specifically, we prohibit content that is used to abuse, harass, stalk or threaten a person, and/or is libelous, defamatory, knowingly false or misrepresents another person. Additionally, this post is apparently republished in its entirety from another source, without credit. This violates our guideline that prohibits posts that infringe upon any copyright, trademark, trade secret or patent of any third party. (If you quote or excerpt someone's content, it is your responsibility to provide proper attribution to the original author. For a clear definition of proper attribution and fair use, please see The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Legal Guide for Bloggers at this URL: http://www.eff.org/bloggers/lg/.)

We are invoking our right to terminate our contract with your blog at this time.


Jenny Lauck
Producer | BlogHerAds

BlogHer
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And here is the email exchange where Blog Her took me off their parenting pages and put me into the politics area.
Whoops, I said I would email when the move was completed. Sorry I'm a bit late.

Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.

Best,
Skye

----- Original Message -----
From: "soccer mom" To: "skye blogher"
Sent: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 12:59:22 AM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: RE: BlogHerAds - transferring your blog

Hi again Skye,


Thanks so much for helping get my blog categories squared away.


Your advertisers may be pleased to hear that my blog is doing great.


http://technorati.com/blogs/directory/politics/uspolitics/page-14/


Technorati has me listed as #328 our of 5000 or so blogs with U S Political Authority around 540. I was surprised to see that my little "mommy" blog had climbed so high, not far behind DickMorris.com. People really do care what a mom of 6 has to say about current events. My followers list is growing as well, and there is a nice group of faithful commenters.


Between you, me and the fence post, I look forward to when the balance of congress switches so that there are checks and balances put back into our government. That will give me more leisure to post about long walks with the baby, homework issues, crock pot recipes and the beautiful trees and gardens in my area.


Thanks for your help with all this.


Yours,

{Opus #6}

> Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2009 16:02:12 -0600
> From: skye@blogher.com
> To: s**************
> Subject: BlogHerAds - transferring your blog
>
> Hi {Opus #6},
>
> I'm Skye, an editor with BlogHerAds. I hope this finds you well.
>
> I had emailed you in July about the primary focus of your blog, but did not hear back. When we are pitching our network to potential clients, personal blogging is what defines our parenting group. Since the focus of your blog is currently on politics, at this point given the overwhelming percentage of your posts are political in nature, we do need to need to transfer your blog to the conservative politics group.
>
> We also want to be up front and let you know that moving out of the parenting group may decrease your revenue slightly, as at the moment, the parenting group receives all general ads and those that clients purchase to appear exclusively on parenting sites. However in order to keep our commitments to our sponsors, this is a change we need to make
>
> Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about this or would like to discuss it further.
>
> Best,
> Skye
>
>
> http://mainfo.blogspot.com/


Right about the time that they fired me, I noticed on my Sitemeter some hits on my blog coming through the politics referral at BlogHer. Somebody from Berkeley, CA. Figures. I knew my politics would never sell in Berkeley....

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Praying For Bruno--Updated


Bruno Paulista, my sons' jujitsu instructor, has suffered a car accident while on a visit to Brazil. According to another jujitsu mom he just woke up from a medically-induced coma at a hospital in Brazil (from last Thursday to today, which is Tuesday) and has injuries to his face, head and neck. He had been forced off a mountain road and fell into a ravine at Morro De Lagoa in his hometown of Florianopolis in Southern Brazil. Please pray for his swift and full recovery.

Update: I was at the dojo today (April 29th) with my boys and the word is:

*Bruno's trachea was injured in the accident and he has difficulty speaking because of that.
*He had some brain swelling but they relieved that and he now recognizes people and remembers us in America.
*He has extensive stitches across his nose and eyebrows.
*He will be in Brazil for some weeks recovering. He is still in the hospital.
*A lot of Bruno's friends and associates are pitching in at the dojo here to keep the classes going.
*There are numerous poster boards in the dojo with get-well wishes from the children and families. We miss him and hope he will get well soon.


The Face of Drugs Isn't Pretty

Monday, April 26, 2010

Obama Is A Corporatist, Not A Socialist - Ron Paul

When he is a called a socialist, the President and his defenders can easily deflect that charge by pointing out that the historical meaning of socialism is government ownership of industry; under the President’s policies, industry remains in nominally private hands. Using the more accurate term – corporatism - forces the President to defend his policies that increase government control of private industries and expand de facto subsidies to big businesses. This also promotes the understanding that though the current system may not be pure socialism, neither is it free-market since government controls the private sector through taxes, regulations, and subsidies, and has done so for decades.

Using precise terms can prevent future statists from successfully blaming the inevitable failure of their programs on the remnants of the free market that are still allowed to exist. We must not allow the disastrous results of corporatism to be ascribed incorrectly to free market capitalism or used as a justification for more government expansion. Most importantly, we must learn what freedom really is and educate others on how infringements on our economic liberties caused our economic woes in the first place. Government is the problem; it cannot be the solution.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/obamas-policies-arent-socialist-theyre-worse-2010-4#ixzz0mGM7noev

Mark Levin calls it "crony capitalism". It is the worst of both worlds. Chosen corporations are "too big to fail". And pols get their hands on huge slush funds they call "stimulus". Our treasury is being looted.

Chuck DeVore Slams Politics As Usual In CA


Chuck DeVore speaks to the CA Assembly on the confirmation of Abel Maldonado. He urges a NO vote.
Hat Tip @HowDoYouKnow.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Viral Vid of the Day-Remember November


Yes, we can...bankrupt the country and end the American dream.
Hat tip Just A Conservative Girl and The Other McCain.

I Got Grilled By Rick Amato


Here is the video, move the cursor to 19 minutes to hear my segment and later Stephanie Jahn of I Caucus. Nice show, Rick Amato and Brian Tomkins. I really enjoyed being on. Listen 9 to 11 each night 1170 KCBQ AM in San Diego, podcasts are available at AmatoTalk dot com, as are the U Stream videos of the Tuesday night shows featuring bloggers and Twitter folks.
Hat Tip to They Say We Say for finding this video link.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

GREETINGS FROM MAMMOTH!

Had to get away before Frosty the Snowman melts.
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

I'm Not Too Old To Know Who Taylor Swift Is


Or maybe I am. It was a little embarrassing. When I was in Missouri, my cousins' kids, many of whom are growing into lovely young ladies, told me that they really like Taylor Swift. "Er. Uh," I answered. {blush} I knew it was important to them. A couple of the girls had gone so far as to learn how to play guitar and they used their skills to great effect at Aunt M's funeral.

So I came home and put Taylor Swift's name into the You Tube search and immediately came up with a few songs I am already VERY familiar with. The kids and I listen to Radio Disney in the car (lesser of 2 evils) and Disney doesn't hammer home who each artist is after each song so I never paid much attention. I mean, if it's not the Madagascar "Move It" song, or the Black Eyed Peas' Tonight's Gonna Be a Good Night song, I just don't know who is singing what.

So now I am watching the music videos and it occurs to me that my cousins' daughters don't have to work very hard to take after Taylor Swift. She looks like them. Or should I say they look like her. For whatever reason, Taylor Swift could fit in very well with the way the kids look (lots of good looks) in that side of the family. And now I like to look at the video just to remember them. Earnest young people with good role models. Did I say I miss Missouri?

Fiscal Issues Take Precedence Over Social Issues


Bipartisanship may be overrated in politics, but in the electorate I feel that we all, as Americans, need to fix the HUGE financial mess we are in. Rising debt will CRUSH this country. I implore moderate and conservatives and even old-fashioned liberals of all political stripes to vote for fiscally conservative candidates this fall. Our present administration is attempting to spend us all into bankruptcy. Please, PLEASE let us put aside our social differences for a while, get our house in order, then later we can argue about social niceties.
Clayton Cramer at Pajamas Media says:

4. Financial collapse takes precedence over everything else.

I’m mostly a social conservative. I don’t agree with libertarians on some issues, and vice versa. But guess what? We’ve got a bigger problem.

Moody’s is talking about the possibility of lowering the rating of U.S. Treasury bonds because of how severe the deficits are that Obama is intent on creating. Lowering the rating means that the interest rate that the government has to pay goes up — and that makes it that much harder to pay down the national debt when Congress again has adult supervision. We all need to focus on a smaller and more fiscally responsible federal government, and elect either conservatives or libertarians to Congress as appropriate to a particular congressional district. We have a common enemy that is larger than our differences.

We can still debate, but anyone who sits out a campaign because “he’s a libertarian” or “she’s a conservative” is helping to elect someone that is neither.


Excerpt from Pajamas Media Rules For Republicans. But I feel this particular rule applies equally to all Americans who love and want to preserve what is left of our country.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Hottest Yard Signs-- I Caucus


When I was on the Rick Amato radio show last night the other guest was Stephanie Jahn, a National Director from I Caucus. It turns out that this organization is busy vetting candidates based on the principles of Constitutional conservatism. The first candidate they endorsed happened to be our own Chuck DeVore. They also endorse Jim DeMint. Here is the I Caucus mission statement.

OUR PRINCIPLES ARE:

*LIMITED GOVERNMENT
*FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY
*ADHERENCE TO CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY
*REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE TO WASHINGTON; NOT WASHINGTON TO THE PEOPLE

OUR GOAL IS TO:

*BRING GOVERNMENT CONTROL AND ACCOUNTABILITY BACK TO THE PEOPLE
*REMOVE THE INFLUENCE AND CONTROL OF “BIG MONEY” SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
*HOLD OUR REPRESENTATIVES ACCOUNTABLE TO THEIR PROMISES AND PRINCIPLES

OUR METHOD TO ACCOMPLISH OUR GOAL IS TO:

*FIND, VET, ENDORSE AND THEN HELP ELECT PRINCIPLED CANDIDATES
*TEACH OUR DELEGATES A PROVEN METHOD TO ACHIEVE GRASSROOTS ELECTORAL SUCCESS

My only concern after hearing that they back candidates regardless of their campaign war chest was this not be something that encourages third party problems, thereby splitting the conservative vote and ensuring a liberal win. Mrs. Jahn assured me that I Caucus is not a 3rd party nor do they support 3rd party candidates. The vetting occurs during the primary race and helps us to choose the very best candidate in the primary. Which is a wonderful idea. Can you imagine going into a voting booth and having the opportunity to vote for a GOOD candidate, and not just the lesser of two evils?

Parachute Time Is The Best!

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I Will Be On The Rick Amato Radio Show Tonight


My segment will start a little bit after 10pm Pacific Daylight Time. Rick is featuring me as the Conservative Blogger of the Week. Rick Amato serves as an Op-Ed Columnist for the Washington Times newspaper as well as a columnist for Townhall.com. Rick's columns reach hundreds of thousands of readers each week and have been hailed as thought-provoking, inspiring commentaries that expose social injustice. Last week his guest was Meagan Fox of theintolerantfox blog. I checked out her blog and she is a worthy addition to your blogroll. The cool thing is that in addition to being broadcast over KCBQ AM 1170 in San Diego, there will be a live ustream where you can watch the broadcast on video. I will embed the vid here after it is posted.

Lieberman Has A Backbone, You Must Admit


And I mean a really strong one. Like Bachmann or Palin. He can stand up and take heat if necessary. And that is why I like him. I may not always agree with him. But I have to hand it to anyone, especially in today's political climate, who can stand up to everybody and stand by his principles.

Indeed, at HuffPo, some of the commenters there are foaming at the mouth. Lieberman has sent a subpoena to the Obama Administration to produce information about the Nidal Hasan shooting. HuffPo commenters accuse him of grandstanding. Apparently anybody who dares question The Won will be attacked. They also accuse him of being single-handedly responsible for tanking the public option in Obamacare. I seem to recall some personal attacks against his wife and vigils held outside his home. Did he back down? No.

After watching this administration shred the Constitution for over a year, it is satisfying to see them on the wrong end of a subpoena. It's about time. Full Democrat supermajorities have led to an anything-goes atmosphere in Washington that is anything but ethical. Does the Obama Administration need to keep Hasan's information secret to protect his prosecution? Maybe. They can tell it to the judge, so to speak.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Obama Repeatedly Heckled at Fundraiser


"Nothing too exciting but since this is as irritable as we’re likely to see President Spock get, it qualifies as fun enough for a late-night palate cleanser. Things start hopping around two minutes in and then again at five minutes in." Click HERE to see the video.

Actually, I had been curious about this fundraiser since I live in the So. Cal. area. I have to say it gives me a chuckle to see him heckled by his base. So sorry to see things not going smoothly (not).
Hat Tip Hot Air.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

This Tea Party Member Does NOT Want To Be Controlled


I totally remember this lady. Ayesha Kreutz was one of my very first "friends" on Resistnet when I joined last year. How great to "see" her, almost in person. Yippeeee!

California Dust Bowl-Turn the Water ON!

You are Cordially Invited to Attend

A Conference on the

“California Water Crisis - Government

Created - Can We the People Solve it?”

Sunday, April 25, 2010 – 2:00 PM

Irvine Valley College

Performing Arts Center

5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

Moderator: Martha Montelongo, (martha@marthamontelongo.com) - Radio Host - CRN Digital Talk Radio

Panelists include:

Jim Verboon: Central Valley Walnut Farmer, former Farm Bureau Water Committee Chairman, past Chairman State Farm

Bureau Natural Resources Committee with extensive knowledge of Water issues pertaining to the CA Delta.

Larry Easterling: Pistachio Farmer in the State Water District in the Central Valley.

Piedad Ayala: Farms, operates a large custom farming operation and farm labor operation in the Central Valley.

Allen Ishida: Tulare County Supervisor, runs a 3rd generation Family Farming operation in Tulare County.


Paul Sihota: Operates a family farming and trucking company on the Westside of the Central Valley.

Russell Waymire: Co-Chaired local Farm Bureau Water Committee in Kings County.

ECOLOGICAL PRIMITIVISTS SEEK TO REVERT CALIFORNIA BACK TO AN

18TH CENTURY DESERT - AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS AN ACCOMPLICE!

**Cutting off the Water Supply to People of Central California

**Redirecting Water to the Ocean for the Sake of Declining Fish Species

**Decimating California’s Central Valley Agriculture and Food Supply for California and America

**Causing the Loss of Thousands of Jobs in California – Unemployment at 40% in Some Areas

**Imposing Hardship on Hundreds of Thousands of California Residents

**Will Contribute to Worldwide Food Shortages

**Adversely Affecting Drinking Water Source for 25 Million People in So. California

Why the crisis, how bad is the crisis, and what can we do about it?

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Allen West has a message for Nancy Pelosi


He wants one last thing from her in November....

Edited to add: VoyskaPVO has begun blogging under a new umbrella. More English. Less Cyrillic. Always Conservative. http://warplanner.blogspot.com/ Visit and follow if you please.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN JEWS AND MUSLIMS..I thought you would be interested in reading this...(What a contrast!) 

 And the Muslims want to wipe the Jews off the face of the earth -- wow, what a difference that would make......... ps: The Muslims, using their always impeccable logic, would claim these statistics prove how discriminated against they really are!  

The Global Islamic population is approximately 1,200,000,000ONE BILLION TWO HUNDRED MILLION or 20% of the world's population.

They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

Literature:
1988 - Najib Mahfooz

Peace:
1978 - Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat
1990 - Elias James Corey
1994 - Yaser Arafat
1999 - Ahmed Zewai

Economics:  (zero)

Physics:  (zero)

Medicine:
1960 - Peter Brian Medawar
1998 - Ferid Mourad

TOTAL: 7 SEVEN>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000Only FOURTEEN MILLION or about 0.02% of the world's population.

They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

Literature:
1910 - Paul Heyse
1927 - Henri Bergson
1958 - Boris Pasternak
1966 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon
1966 - Nelly Sachs
1976 - Saul Bellow
1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer
1981 - Elias Canetti
1987 - Joseph Brodsky
1991 - Nadine Gordimer

WorldPeace:
1911 - Alfred Fried
1911 - Tobias Michael Carel Asser
1968 - Rene Cassin
1973 - Henry Kissinger
1978 - Menachem Begin
1986 - Elie Wiesel
1994 - Shimon Peres
1994 - Yitzhak Rabin

Physics:
1905 - Adolph Von Baeyer
1906 - Henri Moissan
1907 - Albert Abraham Michelson
1908 - Gabriel Lippmann
1910 - Otto Wallach
1915 - Richard Willstaetter
1918 - Fritz Haber
1921 - Albert Einstein
1922 - Niels Bohr
1925 - James Franck
1925 - Gustav Hertz
1943 - Gustav Stern
1943 - George Charles de Hevesy
1944 - Isidor Issac Rabi
1952 - Felix Bloch
1954 - Max Born
1958 - Igor Tamm
1959 - Emilio Segre
1960 - Donald A. Glaser
1961 - Robert Hofstadter
1961 - Melvin Calvin
1962 - Lev Davidovich Landau
1962 - Max Ferdinand Perutz
1965 - Richard Phillips Feynman
1965 - Julian Schwinger
1969 - Murray Gell-Mann
1971 - Dennis Gabor
1972 - William Howard Stein
1973 - Brian David Josephson
1975 - Benjamin Mottleson
1976 - Burton Richter
1977 - Ilya Prigogine
1978 - Arno Allan Penzias
1978 - Peter L Kapitza
1979 - Stephen Weinberg
1979 - Sheldon Glashow
1979 - Herbert Charles Brown
1980 - Paul Berg
1980 - Walter Gilbert
1981 - Roald Hoffmann
1982 - Aaron Klug
1985 - Albert A. Hauptman
1985 - Jerome Karle
1986 - Dudley R. Herschbach
1988 - Robert Huber
1988 - Leon Lederman
1988 - Melvin Schwartz
1988 - Jack Steinberger
1989 - Sidney Altman
1990 - Jerome Friedman
1992 - Rudolph Marcus
1995 - Martin Perl
2000 - Alan J. Heeger

Economics:
1970 - Paul Anthony Samuelson
1971 - Simon Kuznets
1972 - Kenneth Joseph Arrow
1975 - Leonid Kantorovich
1976 - Milton Friedman
1978 - Herbert A. Simon
1980 - Lawrence Robert Klein
1985 - Franco Modigliani
1987 - Robert M. Solow
1990 - Harry Markowitz
1990 - Merton Miller
1992 - Gary Becker
1993 - Robert Fogel

Medicine:
1908 - Elie Metchnikoff
1908 - Paul Erlich
1914 - Robert Barany
1922 - Otto Meyerhof
1930 - Karl Landsteiner
1931 - Otto Warburg
1936 - Otto Loewi
1944 - Joseph Erlanger
1944 - Herbert Spencer Gasser
1945 - Ernst Boris Chain
1946 - Hermann Joseph Muller
1950 - Tadeus Reichstein
1952 - Selman Abraham Waksman
1953 - Hans Krebs
1953 - Fritz Albert Lipmann
1958 - Joshua Lederberg
1959 - Arthur Kornberg
1964 - Konrad Bloch
1965 - Francois Jacob
1965 - Andre Lwoff
1967 - George Wald
1968 - Marshall W. Nirenberg
1969 - Salvador Luria
1970 - Julius Axelrod
1970 - Sir Bernard Katz
1972 - Gerald Maurice Edelman
1975 - Howard Martin Temin
1976 - Baruch S. Blumberg
1977 - Roselyn Sussman Yalow
1978 - Daniel Nathans
1980 - Baruj Benacerraf
1984 - Cesar Milstein
1985 - Michael Stuart Brown
1985 - Joseph L. Goldstein
1986 - Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]
1988 - Gertrude Elion
1989 - Harold Varmus
1991 - Erwin Neher
1991 - Bert Sakmann
1993 - Richard J. Roberts
1993 - Phillip Sharp
1994 - Alfred Gilman
1995 - Edward B. Lewis

TOTAL: 129 ONE HUNDRED TWENTY NINE!

The Jews are NOT promoting brain washing children in military training camps, teaching them how to blow themselves up and cause maximum deaths of Jews and other non Muslims!The Jews don't hijack planes, nor kill athletes at the Olympics, or blow themselves up in German restaurants. There is NOT one single Jew that has destroyed a church. There is NOT a single Jew that protests by killing people.The Jews don't traffic slaves, nor have leaders calling for Jihad and death to all the Infidels.

Perhaps the world's Muslims should consider investing more in standard education and less in blaming the Jews for all their problems.Muslims must ask 'what can they do for humankind' before they demand that humankind respects them!!

Regardless of your feelings about the crisis between Israel and the Palestinians and Arab neighbors, even if you believe there is more culpability on Israel's part, the following two sentences really say it all:
'If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence.If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel'.-Benjamin Netanyahu
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He Is Amused By Us? by Snarky Basterd

You hit this one out of the park, my Snarky friend. Obama's contempt for America sickens me. How dare he stand with his nose in the air saying he is "amused" by us. And how we should be thanking him. Yeah. Thanks for NOTHING!
http://feedyouradhd.blogspot.com/2010/04/he-is-amused-by-us.html
For more than a year now we've stood in the rain and the cold and the heat and in hostile circumstances and on street corners and at rural crossroads and outside local and state and federal buildings, protesting a sorry excuse for a president and his merry band of Congresscriminals.

First HE had us labeled as domestic terrorists, then he didn’t know we existed, then HE called us teabaggers, then HE acknowledged his destiny to be a one-term president -- and now HE is "amused" by us.

HE is amused by us? We are the reason Arlen Sphincter turned tail and joined his natural-born party when the backlash over his support of Zero’s $787 billion turtle tunnel bill threatened his re-election as a Republican, and we are now the reason Sphincter won’t even come close to winning his seat back against upstart Pat Toomey. We are the reason Scott Brown now sits in a seat formerly occupied for nearly half a century by a fat cretinous murdering drunkard whoring Democrat thief, the reason dirty Creigh Deeds was done in dirt cheap (a saying admittedly stolen from Pat Dollard), the reason New Jersey now has Gov. Chris Christie to rightfully gut it’s bloated government and eventually return power to the taxpayer, the reason sitting RINO Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will have to run as a Democrat-lite (an independent)to even have a chance at winning his battle to become a U.S. senator.

HE is amused by us? We’re the reason it took so long for HIM to get his precious signature – and likely final – achievement accomplished: Obamacare. We are the reason Obama needed to make the Louisiana Purchase and the Cornhusker Kickback and the fake executive order preventing federal abortion funding just to squeak that monstrosity of freedom-grabbing piece of crap through by a Congresscriminal's nose.

HE is amused by us? We’re the reason (so far) that 17 clownish Zombiecrat Congresscriminals and 5 Zombiecrat Senators are retiring. We’re the reason the battle for the Senate on April 15, 2010, looked amazingly red and the current map of the potential November makeup of the House of Representatives that, only 18 months ago was bluer that Babe the Blue Ox’s balls, now looks like Iran nuked the entire friggin’ nation, not that The One would do anything about nuclear attacks, either.

HE is amused by us? We are the reason Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Dickhead, Nevada) will lose in November, even with a third-party candidate running for his seat, why only a few supporters showed up to hear him recently speak in his hometown of Searchlight, where conversely thousands were drawn to hear Sarah Palin speak and where leftists threatened Andrew Breitbart.

HE is amused by us? We are the reason that, one by one, the names on the list in the following image will be sent into retirement, crossed-off to their bearers' humiliation, eradicated from the American political landscape, forever.


HE is amused by us? We are the only thing that can prevent his vision of America’s future, a remade and broken-down shell that is mediocre and timid and lagging behind developing third-world countries in technology and capital and world prestige, our future grandchildren saying these first words:


HE is amused by us? We are this nation’s future, the purveyors of our government’s original core values of fiscal responsibility and limited government and free-market enterprise, the defenders of the intent of our Founding Fathers and their achievement – the creation of the greatest nation this earth has ever known ... and will ever know. HE is the reason the Founders are turning over in their graves right now, screaming:


So let HIM be amused by us.

Below is a moonbat who showed up yesterday at the Atlanta TEA Party (I’ll give him credit for having stones but not for having brains), before we surrounded him, chanting “He’s not one of us,” following as the Georgia Capitol Police escorted him away from our rally, politely telling him “b-bye! Thanks for coming!”


We’ll be doing the same to pResident Barack Obama in November 2012. I doubt he’ll be amused by us then.

Hat tip Snarky Basterd via Kook's Manifesto.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

No Racists Here

This lady had a great sign. Seen today in Santa Ana, CA.
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@JennyErikson speaks in Santa Ana

Great! She is my twitter buddy.
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Conservative blogger from Tustin Walter Meyers, III

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The News Trucks Are Here

There was not one news truck in Santa Ana last year. My, how things change.
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Teabagging America's Enemies Since 1773


Proud Teabaggers strut their stuff.
Hat tip Hot Air.

Radical Rulers of Today



Do you ever get the feeling the radicals have taken over?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I am still blown away

It was beyond anything I had ever seen before. SO MANY people attended Aunt M's wake and funeral. At the viewing, people were lined up out the door for over 3 hours straight. I counted almost 200 families signed into the guest book, often couples or families with children, so there were probably 300 to 400 people there. I LOVE MISSOURI! Such a loving, supportive community. Not something one sees in the big city. Complete strangers came up to me saying they had heard about me, the "long lost" cousin from California. It is hard to describe. My heart is full to overflowing. So much love. Only one empty spot and that was Aunt M's house. Much too quiet now she's gone.

Everyone who lives in a small town I envy you. Lucky, lucky people!
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Holocaust Remembrance Day

On the road again

Rental car and navi system.
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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Overpopulation Is A Myth


Most western societies are no longer replacing themselves. Canada, Japan and many in Europe will lose their culture. Hmmm. The "Me" generation becomes the beginning of the end of the generations. The first commandment in the Bible is to be fruitful and multiply. By forgetting this, we leave the world behind for those who do not forget.

Hey, America. How is that birth-control-ee abortion-ee thing working out for you?!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sad News Today-Godspeed Aunt M

My Aunt M in Missouri died today. I will fly out there Sunday to pay my respects. She was stoic through it all. It would have been 2 years this summer since she was diagnosed with colon cancer. I'm not feeling wordy right now. I found this song I would like to share in memory of Aunt M.

The Westburn School kids did a great rendition.

I Think This Woman Is Kidding....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRgB2eeHZEw
This video actually makes me laugh. "I luuuuuv Umeriker." I think she is joking. She has other videos up where she exaggerates her Ghetto-ness to make a point. She must be against Obamacare. But some folks on her You Tube page must think she is serious about loving Obamacare because they are leaving racist, nasty comments. Anyway, it is a sad commentary.
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Thursday, April 8, 2010

You Only Turn 11 Once

So you might as well do it up right. Today was a busy day filled with laser battles and homemade cupcakes with frosting from scratch. (Video is not actual footage from today, but representative of what we did).
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Moscow Plans Posters Honoring Stalin, As US Troops March On Red Square


Stalin? STALIN??? Our young soldiers are going to be ordered by our Marxist-In-Chief to march in front of posters of STALIN in RED SQUARE? I think I'm going to be sick....
MOSCOW - Posters of Josef Stalin may be put up in Moscow for the first time in decades as part of the May 9 observance of Victory Day — the annual celebration of the defeat of Nazi Germany.

This year, the 65th anniversary of Germany's defeat, a contingent of U.S. troops is expected to march on Red Square, a striking sign of vaunted "reset" of American-Russian relations.

But Moscow city authorities may be preparing a less-welcome kind of reset with the posters, an honor denied since the Soviet dictator's crimes were publicly exposed more than half-a-century ago.

More here.
Excuse me. Our boys do not fight for this:
Under the dictatorship of Joseph Stalin, tens of millions of ordinary individuals were executed or imprisoned in labour camps that were little more than death camps. Perceived political orientation was the key variable in these mass atrocities. But gender played an important role, and in many respects the Purge period of Soviet history can be considered the worst gendercide of the twentieth century.

But it is probably too difficult to explain how offensive it is to a pResident who hangs a Mao Tse Tung ornament on the White House Christmas tree. To a pResident who flies the Red Chinese flag over the White House lawn. To a pResident who chooses avowed marxists as his advisors. No. I doubt he will understand.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

How To Choose A Good Puppy-Update

I saw a tweet today about how, when you get down to it, Obama is the son of a muslim-convert communist floozie. Now I hate to speak ill of the dead. But it got me to thinking. Remember reading in the old days that people chose friends in polite society based on what kind of family they came from? Nice parents tend to produce nice children. Or even choosing a family dog. Do you want one from a loving home with a gentle momma dog or from a questionable/abusive background. Not that an abused animal can't make a good pet, but its behavior might be less trustworthy around small children, for example.

Same with Obama. We knew before his election that he was not raised right. He has a chip on his shoulder. Or maybe a boulder. He has an inner drive to punish law-abiding, tax-paying Americans for whatever wrongs he was told we have done all these years. He is giddy with the power he has over us. The abused/neglected child has become the abuser.

Edited to add Arby's comment is important. Not all victims of child abuse become victimizers. Not at all. And to infer that is so is to blame the victims for their abuse and to define victims by the abuse.
Robin of Berkeley, however, makes the case that Obama was abused. And that he is in the process of raping America. When vetting candidates for President of the United States, we need to pay attention to their past. And how that reflects on them and their ability to serve in the position as the most powerful person in the world.
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