Sunday, December 26, 2010

Has repeal of obamacare already begun?

Do me a favor. Click on the Maggie's Notebook link in my sidebar to see the story I am referring to. I am out and about today and I don't know how to set up links when posting via email.

But this is one of the most important issues of our day. Does the fact that the house passed a short-term continuing budget resolution instead of a long-term omnibus spending bill spell the end of obamacare? It will be sweet relief to know that our elected reps will get a crack at repairing the damage done by the previous congress sooner rather than later. Heck, I bet if those guys could have passed a ten-year spending bill they would have.

Good riddance to socialist wackos.

And I look forward to getting the FCC put back into their box and off of the internet. Just because it exists, doesn't mean you have to ruin it. But tyrants see things differently.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Un-helmeted 5-year-old girl and young man killed in ski collision

Please wear helmets when you ski. Especially your kids should wear helmets when they ski.

As I always tell potential motorcycle riders, even if you are "good", someone can always slam into the back of you when you are stopped at a red light. Seriously, I have been rear-ended at lights in my car more than once.

So apparently this mother and her 5-year-old little girl were stopped in the middle of a ski run at the bottom of a black diamond run in Wyoming when a 22-year-old young man came snowboarding off of the black diamond run Dreadnought, killing both the little girl and himself. The mother is hospitalized. None of them were wearing helmets.

What price health.

Friday, December 24, 2010

I met the man of my dreams outside 7/11 today

Come on, ladies. Don't you agree he is rocking a great attitude?
 And as motivational coaches say, your attitude is your altitude.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dem believes that GOP "stranglehold" is due to the uneducated

I click one innocent-looking link to a census story on Huffpo and one of the first comments I read is a doozie. Basically says that the only reason Republicans have a hold on this nation is because the Republican base are rubes. Never properly graduated high school, and thus are easily fooled by the dastardly Karl Rove.

Could it possibly be that the "republican strangle hold" is due to independents realizing that the democrats were socialists in disguise? Infantile pacifists who would destroy our entire nuclear arsenal and declare unilateral peace on Earth? Guess how long that would last....

News flash, libs: Conservatives don't even trust the Republicans. We are trying to take over that party again, just like your Obama/Reid/Pelosi leftists took over the democrat party.

"karl rove is well aware, it s harder to fool a guy with a phd than a guy with a ged. the ged base is the republican strangle hold on the nation."-big tom

Babies think it is never their fault.

And by the way, this west coast rezident thanks the rest of you for voting conservative.  Keep going strong.  Libs are running scared.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Turning Kassam rocket shrapnel into fundraiser for Israeli bombshelters

How does one fight back against rockets that rain from the sky? Maybe a little Alinsky-style ridicule. Maybe publicizing heart-wrenching stories of victims. One Israeli artist, Yaron Bob, has used his metal-working skill to turn rockets into roses. The funds support construction of Israeli bomb shelters in endangered neighborhoods. The gifts range from $25 keychains to larger bouquets costing thousands.

XL Fine Petal Rose
made from Kassam Rockets

Collector's Edition XL Fine Petal Rose
24" XL Fine Petal Rose made from Kassam Rockets

Bonus: 5 FREE key chains to give as a gift to a friend, family member or colleague to share your love and support of Israel. ($125 Value)

Limited Edition: Only 250 being made

Price: $795
Buy This Rose

Rocket Rose
made from Kassam Rockets

Collector's Edition Rocket Rose
24" Actual Kassam Rockets Shell with 4 Long Stemmed Roses

Bonus: 15 FREE key chains to give as a gift to a friend, family member or colleague to share your love and support of Israel. ($375 Value)

Limited Edition: Only 100 being made

Price: $2,495
Buy This Rose

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Oregon sends millionaires screaming, tax revenues plummet.

Maybe the liberals watched too many films of Robin Hood in their youth. For whatever reason, they believe that raising taxes on the "rich" (in CA making 250K puts you in the middle class) will make the state richer so they can give the money to the poor. Reality shows how the "rich" migrate to other states and everybody in the prior state is poorer. When will the libs ever learn!

Oregon raised its income tax on the richest 2% of its residents last year to fix its budget hole, but now the state treasury admits it collected nearly one-third less revenue than the bean counters projected. ...
In 2009 the state legislature raised the tax rate to 10.8% on joint-filer income of between $250,000 and $500,000, and to 11% on income above $500,000. Only New York City's rate is higher. Oregon's liberal voters ratified the tax increase on individuals and another on businesses in January of this year, no doubt feeling good about their "shared sacrifice."
Congratulations. Instead of $180 million collected last year from the new tax, the state received $130 million. ...
One reason revenues are so low is that about one-quarter of the rich tax filers seem to have gone missing. The state expected 38,000 Oregonians to pay the higher tax, but only 28,000 did. Funny how that always happens. These numbers are in line with a Cascade Policy Institute study, based on interstate migration patterns, predicting that the tax surcharge would lead to 80,000 fewer wealthy tax filers in Oregon over the next decade. ...

Breaking: Charlie Brown converts to islam

Islam terrorism for dummies. The perfect holiday gift.

Hat tip Hillbuzz.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Will Saudi King Abdullah move site of Ground Zero Mosque?

Saudi King Abdullah proposes to move the ground zero mosque to a site in Manhattan away from ground zero. St. Vincent hospital went into bankruptcy in April 2010, and another company is proposing to knock it down to build luxury apartments. The Saudi king wants to reopen the hospital and add a mosque and community center.

This sounds fine to me. I hope the ground zero mosque issue goes away. Any other site is fine. And if a hospital is saved in the process, all the better. And King Abdullah knows something about American hospitals. He is in one right now recuperating from back surgery. The idea to build a victory mosque at ground zero was grotesque. To even risk rubbing salt into the wounds of the 9/11 victims was wrong. And to thumb noses at American sensitivities was also wrong.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Pro decorators agree, Woodsterman's boxes are gorgeous!

Odie, thank you again for the adorable Woodsterman box (far right of picture). A crew of professional ladies went through my house recently. A lot of my decorations went by the wayside, but look at what they loved enough to display even more prominently in my bedroom.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bethlehem tourism up

Bethlehem tourism is up this year due to a decrease in violence. This is good news for the west bank and for Christians. Hotels are sold out and four new ones are under construction. 90,000 visitors are expected during the Christmas season this year, up from 70,000 the year before. I wonder how many are visiting the Bethlehem maternity hospital.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Woman whipped for wearing trousers-Warning: Graphic Video

Apparently flogging women under Sharia law is s common event. Not so common is that it was filmed. The Sudanese government is now not so sure it was done properly. Maybe they object to the filming and bad press. This is a torture video, very disturbing. As officials look on, smiling and laughing.

Tell me again how Islam is the religion of Peace?

"Mohammad poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex...and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. The essence of his doctrine was violence and lust: to exalt the brutal over the spiritual part of human nature" - John Quincy Adams

Monday, December 13, 2010

Stalling implementation of Obamacare is essential

The decision by the judge in Virginia that the mandate to force people to buy Obamacare in unconstitutional is great news. Of course we all knew Obamacare was unlawful, but we do need the courts to protect us. What other goods and services could the government force us to buy if this were allowed to stand?

Stalling any and all implementation is essential. We will lose doctors immediately once doctors find they can no longer pay their overhead and keep their offices open.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Friday Follies, Saturday Stupidity, Sunday Salvation

I have had it up to HERE with this presidency. I really have. And the Democrats.

All year they have connived their way through the halls of power doing the exact OPPOSITE of what they promised. They told us there would be transparency in Washington. Was we got were Friday evening info dumps. Of course the big things would happen on Friday. The talk show hosts won't be able to comment until Monday and America is busy with weekend plans.

Also, let's not forget the Saturday-midnight legislative sessions. What on EARTH reason would there be to lock legislators into a room and force them to vote at midnight on a weekend or Christmas Eve, unless it was to force them to do the wrong thing and to escape the constantly ringing telephones calls/faxes from the American people.

Is there hope for us as a nation? Are we still good enough to rate God's blessings? Are we virtuous enough to teach our children about religion and respect and honor? Are we courageous enough to push back against governmental bodies who decide to trample our God-given rights as outlined in the Constitution?

I'm doing my part. I have the boys enrolled in religious school and scouting. We attend regularly and talk about right and wrong. But I hear attendance is down at many Judeo-Christian religious establishments. Our forefathers were no atheists. I read something recently in a book by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin. He said that there are no atheists. That when people turn away from God, they always install something else to worship in His place. Will our society survive or will we crumble as decadent pagan societies have before us.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Firework-Katy Perry

via accesshollywood

Remember to check out other rule 5 faves:
The Other McCain
American Power
Maggie's Notebook
The Eye of Polyphemus
Amusing Bunni's Musings
Mind Numbed Robot

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Night of the Living Democrats

I could have sworn we beat these guys in an election about a month ago. What the HECK! Today Nancy Pelosi gloats about passing the DREAM act? Full-on AMNESTY? Talk about voter nullification. They just nullified 70% of American voters. When you don't count all the "new" voters, that is.
Can someone PLEASE pry the gavel from that woman's HAND????? When will the nightmare end?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Rest in Peace, Elizabeth Edwards

Oh dear.  I didn't know she was so close to the end when I read stories this week that she decided to halt treatment.  This must be sudden for her family even though they knew she was sick.

I lost a friend a little over a year ago to breast cancer and this brings it all back.  I can only hope that she was at peace at the end and that her family can find some way to deal with this.  She was so young to leave children ages 10 and 12.  How sad.

Naked Scanner Lady Liberty t-shirts selling like hot cakes

Is ogling lady liberty's hot cakes making us a better nation? Apparently even the liberal gays of Chicago's boystown have had enough and are buying these t-shirts to send a message to the TSA.
via parkridefly
Every time Americans are harassed, a terrorist smiles.

Monday, December 6, 2010

74% Docs Intend to Flee Obamacare

The impending draft of American physicians into a communist system of health "care" has the majority of them making other plans. Are you telling me that free men don't want their businesses and professional skills stolen from them?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Comedy Video: The Jazz Hand

OK, one more comedy video. Hat tip to creativeminorityreport via bg at gatewaypundit. Clicking over to creativeminorityreport will bring you to another Hallelujah chorus performed last weekend at Macys in Philadelphia, if you are interested.

Blast from the past: babies for McCain/Palin

I saw this in the blog photo album and had to repost. Odd how many things change in just a couple of years.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Cats playing Patty-Cake

This voice-over really hit my funny bone.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Mall Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus.

8.5 million people since mid November think this video is worth seeing. I agree.

US Rejects Palestinian claim of no Jewish connection to Western Wall

And a Happy Hanukkah to you! It is nice to hear that the Obama administration called them out on this. All holy places need to be protected.
The United States...condemned claims by a senior Palestinian official that the Western Wall of Jerusalem's Temple Mount holds no significance for Jews.
Al-Mutawakil Taha, the Palestinian Authority' deputy minister of information, had said Wednesday that the wall, regarded as Judaism's holiest site, was part of an Islamic waqf, or religious endowment, and that only "Islamic tolerance" allowed Jews to pray there.
Western Wall - Emil Salman - 2009
Jews praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, December 25, 2009
Photo by: Emil Salman

"We strongly condemn these comments and fully reject them as factually incorrect, insensitive and highly provocative," a U.S. State Department spokesman said.His claims drew immediate anger in Israel, which on Tuesday was echoed by the U.S.
"We have repeatedly raised with the Palestinian Authority leadership the need to consistently combat all forms of de-legitimization of Israel including denying historic Jewish connections to the land."
via Haaretz.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Spare me the clutter.

In my quest to rid my home of clutter this past year, I have been culling out junk that has not been used or touched in years. The Christmas/Chanukkah season tends to pull us in the other direction, and there is some laughable stuff that just arrived in the circular from Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Can't manage to find your cupcake pan? Why not buy a 30-dollar machine that takes up 4 times as much room and give it to your child:

Like popcorn? Why not buy a machine that takes up many square feet of storage space in your home. For a mere 99 dollars, you can make family movie night an unforgettable experience, and storage an unforgettable nightmare:

Feel a desire for cotton candy? For 40 dollars you can purchase your very own cotton candy maker that "turns any hard candy into cotton candy, including sugar free". Now all you have to do is decide if it will take up space in your kitchen cabinet, your unfortunate child's closet, the garage, basement or attic.

And this was all on the first page. Need I go on? Maybe you want a flashlight on a tripod? Binoculars that are a digital camera?

Or if you really want to splurge, you can buy a 150-dollar Shiatsu Massage back cushion that your children will enjoy for about a month or two before it breaks and ends up in the garbage can. Or you can refuse to use it, saving the delicate machinery for an emergency, store it in the closet, garage, basement or attic, then donate it to a deserving charity in about 5 to 10 years.

Happy Shopping!

Happy Swinger, A California December


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cutest. Picture. Ever.

raising twins