December 8, 2009


President Obama has his own political party concerned about his upcoming discussions to push for any "climate change"agreements at the Copenhagen Summit. The White House has virtually ignored the "leaks" on climate change and I believe he should be at least evaluating the information for its validity before moving ahead. But, he won't, because, I believe, it really isn't about climate change but about power (CO2 emissions ruling and monies (Cap & Trade). That's my take on it. Let's look at what Senator Webb wrote to the President as posted in The Washington Times.



When asked about the recent Environment Protection Agency's endangerment finding of CO2, Senator Webb told the Washington Times and others today on Capitol Hill, "I think we need to go back and look at the Supreme Court decision in which the EPA asserts that it has that authority, because it is a derived power based on legislation, and it is a limited power. I don't think the administration can agree to anything, for instance, in Copenhagen on an endangerment finding that was based on one piece legislation in a Supreme Court decision."


December 2, 2009

Looks like a fellow Democrat has concern with the president's handling of the the cap and trade issue upon Mr. Obama's trip to Copenhagen. Senator Jim Webb (D - Va.) wrote to the administration last week warning President Obama that the White House does not have unilateral power to commit the United States to any standards agreed upon at the upcoming climate change conference in Denmark.:

Dear Mr. President:

I would like to express my concern regarding reports that the Administration may believe it has the unilateral power to commit the government of the United States to certain standards that may be agreed upon at the upcoming United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties 15 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The phrase “politically binding” has been used.

Although details have not been made available, recent statements by Special Envoy on Climate Change Todd Stern indicate that negotiators may be intending to commit the United States to a nationwide emission reduction program. As you well know from your time in the Senate, only specific legislation agreed upon in the Congress, or a treaty ratified by the Senate, could actually create such a commitment on behalf of our country.

I would very much appreciate having this matter clarified in advance of the Copenhagen meetings.


Jim Webb
United States Senator

Senator Webb's office told the Washington Times Water Cooler the president has not replied back in writing, and the decision to write the president a letter on this issue comes from Mr. Webb's concern about issues of constitutional checks and balances.

November 18, 2009

New Health Care In Action!

I find it very interesting that we are now being told (by a government task force) that most women do not need mammograms every year and that breast self-exams do no good! We have either been lied to all these years by The American Cancer Society and other agencies or we are now being prepared for the "new health care" guidelines. Personally, as a female, I am going to continue to listen to my doctor and the American Cancer Society.

It seems that breast cancer specialists are denouncing the new recommendations and warning that they could undermine detecting and treating cancer early. Some of us know women who acquired cancer prior to age 40 and it was detected early due to the annual screenings.

The government task force is very defensive about its new recommendations, as reported in the Chicago Tribune: "No one is saying that women should not be screened in their 40s," said Dr. Diana Petitti, vice chair of the task force. "We're saying there needs to be a discussion between women and their doctors."

Good heavens, don't they think we ever talk to our doctors? How belittling to us and to the medical profession.

November 4, 2009

Best 100 Online Shopping

Shopping and Buying Online with the Best 100 Sites.

I love shopping malls. I like the antique malls where you go in and there are 50 different stores in one building. I love to go to the mall, get a drink and watch people. But, I don't like the excessive walking, especially around the holidays. So, I feel just like I have died and gone to Heaven when I first became acquainted with online shopping. I love searching for items and then hopefully getting a discount. Not having to get in my car and fight the traffic is a big plus for me. The more pictures and information online stores have, the better.

I like to be able to "just about" touch the item online. I look for any guarantees; for a return policy and if I can I will use PayPal. I love PayPal. It is so easy to use and I feel more secure financially when using my account and doing shopping through one location. If it is not clear as to the details of the product I want and I cannot get more information from the site, I don't buy.

So, I recommend you give it a try. And when shopping online, don't forget about your creative juices. Don't have any? That is hard to believe. I recommend you stop by and visit Squidoo. Look around and then join. It's free. I am sure you have something to say; maybe something to share. What about that special craft project that you have been working on and finally completed. Maybe someone else wants to know how to finish theirs. Meantime, check out my site and happy shopping!

October 29, 2009

Following in the Footsteps of Those Who Brought you Social Security and Medicare


"We come before you to follow in the footsteps of those who gave our country Social Security and then Medicare," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.

Well, I believe it is sad that the American people had to become so dependent on such entitlement programs and upon the government. Legislation is going to spend over one trillion dollars to provide a new health care program to the American people. It is designed to extend coverage to 36 million Americans. (Where does that leave all the illegal immigrants?) Hang on to your wallets folks, tough times are still ahead!

October 28, 2009

Dismantling America

By Thomas Sowell

Just one year ago, would you have believed that an unelected government official, not even a Cabinet member confirmed by the Senate but simply one of the many "czars" appointed by the President, could arbitrarily cut the pay of executives in private businesses by 50 percent or 90 percent?

Did you think that another "czar" would be talking about restricting talk radio? That there would be plans afloat to subsidize newspapers-- that is, to create a situation where some newspapers' survival would depend on the government liking what they publish?

Did you imagine that anyone would even be talking about having a panel of so-called "experts" deciding who could and could not get life-saving medical treatments?

Scary as that is from a medical standpoint, it is also chilling from the standpoint of freedom. If you have a mother who needs a heart operation or a child with some dire medical condition, how free would you feel to speak out against an administration that has the power to make life and death decisions about your loved ones?

continue Dismantling America

August 25, 2009


Surging US deficit under scrutiny

By P. Parameswaran (AFP) – 13 hours ago

WASHINGTON — The staggering fiscal deficit plaguing President Barack Obama's administration comes under focus Tuesday as the White House and a financial scrutiny arm of Congress provide new government budget estimates and updated economic forecasts.

The White House Office of Management and Budget will release at 9:30 am (1330 GMT) Tuesday the mid-term review of the federal government budget for fiscal year 2010 beginning October 1, the OMB said in a statement Monday.

The Congressional Budget Office, a statutory watchdog which plays a critical support role to lawmakers by providing cost estimates, said it would give its own update on the budget and economic outlook about half an hour after the White House released its report.

The White House is expected to project a further increase of two trillion dollars in its 10-year budget deficit forecast even as it trims the current budget estimates, Obama administration officials said.

The projected streak of red ink could further push up national debt levels as the nation reels from an economic crisis and adds pressure on Obama to scale back his ambitious healthcare overhaul plan.

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August 24, 2009

Oppose Abortion As A Government Mandate

Freedom of Choice for some is not Freedom of Choice for others!

All Americans will be affected by Government Abortion Mandate. If this mandate passes in its current state, it will affect many individuals and organizations. Faith-based companies and hospitals, churches, pro-life organizations will be require to include abortion coverage in their insurance plans. No one should be forced to contribute to an act that they do not believe is morally viable. Where is "freedom of choice" for those who do not want this forced upon them?

I do not believe taxpayers or private insurance companies should be required to fund abortion. Outside of a true risk to a mother's life, I do not believe an abortion is justifiable. Therefore, I believe Americans should not have to pay taxes to support such a despicable act; the taking of life. We have loving people in American who want to adopt these babies and I feel this is the only option to protect God's creation.

It is not the government's job to provide funding for the mis-guided, and irresponsible actions of people. Where is the responsibility for self, or accountability to family and society? Government should not be in the business of rewarding people for their bad choices.

Secondly, the cost to the American taxpayer alone is truly unthinkable and a drain to the economy. Abortion is a big money maker for doctors and family planning clinics. This is evident from the large monies that are being generated. Lobbying groups now are spending $1.4 million a day on health care reform legislation. Cost of current proposals estimate at $1.6 trillion over 10 years. Our current Administration is aggressively pushing for speedy approval in Congress.

For the sake of millions of unborn babies, please contact your Representatives in Washington and tell them you do not want to see a government mandated abortion coverage plan in health care reform.

July 31, 2009


In Honduras, freedom is fighting for its life. seems as though the citizens of the world, are fighting to keep what freedom they have left all together.

Left leaning news continues to characterize the transition in Honduras, as a Military-coup. It was NOT...a Military-coup. It was lawful and democratic.

The Hondurans have a democracy similar to that of America. They have three houses of government, and a "CONSTITUTION". The removal of the wanna-be dictator was, totally and in all ways legal. The Honduran Government had absolute authority to present its case to their Supreme Court (which is the entity that gave the final approval). They did...they won...the wanna-be dictator lost! FREEDOM PREVAILED...for now. Hail to the rights of the people of Honduras.

Romeo Vásquez (Chief of the Armed Forces of Honduras) said that "We have followed the laws of the country." --Retrieved from (from the bottom of the page): , July 30, 2009.

Vasquez continues: "The order came from the Supreme Court."

Now. Why Honduras, America and the New World Order? continue article

July 15, 2009

Obama's Science Czar's Take On Population Control

Alert, Alert, Alert!
People wake up! Please write your elected representatives and let them know something should be done about the over use of czars; appointed with little or no vetting system or any input from Congress.

Obama science czar Holdren called for forced abortions 'Comprehensive Planetary Regime could control development, distribution of all natural resources'
Posted: July 11, 2009
8:20 pm Eastern

By Drew Zahn
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

John Holdren

The man President Obama has chosen to be his science czar once advocated a shocking approach to the "population crisis" feared by scientists at the time: namely, compulsory abortions in the U.S. and a "Planetary Regime" with the power to enforce human reproduction restrictions.

"There exists ample authority under which population growth could be regulated," wrote Obama appointee John Holdren, as reported by FrontPage Magazine. "It has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society."

Continue Population Czar

July 1, 2009


The Phyllis Schlafly Report

Don't Fall for Cap and Tax

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Barack Obama promised that he won't raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year. He neglected to mention that this tax exemption will go only to those who don't use electricity, gasoline, heating oil, or natural gas.

The truth of the matter is that Obama will raise taxes on practically all middle-class Americans. But that's not all; in addition to new taxes on all those necessities (just think of all the appliances in your home that use electricity), he will drastically reduce our standard of living.

Obama warned during his campaign in Oregon that we can no longer keep our homes set at 72 degrees (warmed in the winter and cooled in the summer), eat whatever foods we want (if, like meat and milk products, they come from cows that have to be fed), and drive SUVs (to accommodate our family and friends). He said we cannot continue to consume 25 percent of the world's resources when we have only 4 percent of the world's population.

But why not? Americans have built a free-enterprise, private-property, rule-of-law, respect-for-contracts, innovation-receptive society that has enabled us to enjoy the highest standard of living in the world. We designed it by adoption of our unique and long-lasting U.S. Constitution, we worked for it and we paid for it, so why can't we enjoy the fruits of our labor?

This increase in our taxes and decrease in our standard of living is being sold under the slogan "cap and trade," which means giving the government the power to put a cap on the amount of carbon emissions (CO2) produced by the production of electricity, gasoline, and heating oil, and forcing businesses to buy permits for the emissions they are allowed. The process should be called "cap and tax": a cap in our standard of living, and a tax (an increase in cost) on our use of products whose manufacture emits CO2.

The Obama administration hopes that increased energy costs will force us to shift away from the use of fossil fuels to various alternatives. To nuclear plants? The left won't tolerate that. To windmills and solar panels to capture wind and sun? They now provide less than 1 percent of our energy, so the gain won't be much even if we double or triple the output. To "clean coal technology"? More likely, cap and trade would just kill the coal industry.


June 30, 2009

Global Warming Real - Many Scientists Don't Think So!


31,478 Scientists in the United States


List of Scientists by state and list by Scientist


"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other."

John Adams

June 25, 2009


People, people wake up! Government run health care? It cannot be done. Has anyone asked lately what happen to the 2.3 trillion dollars that the Department of Defense (black budget or black hole) could not account for for the fiscal year 1999? Or, what about the 1.7 trillion in 1998. And for fiscal year 2000, they reported a 1.1 trillion dollar loss.

Below are figures quoted from Government At The Brink - Volume II. An Agency by Agency Examination of Federal Government Management Problems Facing the Bush Administration - Senator Fred Thompson, Committee on Governmental Affairs United States Senate Washington, DC June, 2001. (for your own personal copy:

Quote from page 16. "The Defense Department’s poor financial management affects every aspect of its operations. In very cold language, the IG details the problems:
We identified deficiencies in internal controls and accounting systems related to
General Property, Plant, and Equipment; Inventory; Environmental Liabilities; Military Retirement Health Benefits Liability; and material lines within the Statement of Budgetary Resources. We identified $1.1 trillion in department-level accounting entries to financial data used to prepare DOD component financial statements that were not supported by adequate audit trails or by sufficient evidence to determine their validity.5 There is no major component of the Defense Department that can balance its books. This causes some of the most incredible examples of waste, fraud, and abuse in government. For example:

In fiscal year 2000, the Department made $4.4 billion in “problem disbursements” or “intransit disbursements.” These include payments made that do not have a corresponding
bill or “obligation.” They can also include payments that were made, but that the entity to whom payment was made did not receive it. As one can imagine, these payments are highly susceptible to fraud or error."

Footnote included: [5Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General, “Internal Controls and Compliance With Laws and Regulations for the DoD Agency-Wide Financial Statements for FY 2000,” D-2001-070 (February 28, 2001).]

Now, I would also like to share a page from that same report, showing a "complex contract payment process" (words from the report not mine):
I am sorry, but my copy doesn't show the color added to better describe where the arrows are linking to, but I believe you get the picture. Chaos begets chaos. The American people cannot afford to continue dumping more dollars (i.e. health care) on top of existing bad dollars (i.e Dept. of Defense waste). It has proven not to work. What makes us believe it will work now?

June 24, 2009

ACORN Wants To Reinvent Itself

WHY would any legitimate corporation want to change its name? The name ACORN, and its symbol, the acorn, seems friendly enough. It costs a lot of money to make the change, i.e., re-register, change logos, change publications, paperwork, attorney fees on and on. BUT, if you wanted to get rid of a bad image, name change is the way to go. But, it probably doesn't have anything to do with the fact that the founder, Wade Rathke's, covered up his brother's $1 million embezzlement from ACORN's accounting and financial services arm
Citizen Consulting Incorporated

ACORN is a parent company for over 270 organizations and unions spread internationally. However, all the funding received is filtered through Citizen Consulting Incorporated. I believe it would only be fair to have ACORN and CCI investigated since in does interact with so many affiliates and a large portion of ACORN's funds (more than $53 million has been awarded) come from the taxpayers. The eight members of ACORN-8 sure want to know and I feel they have a right to know.

An amendment offered up for discussion by Congressman Steve King (Rep IA), was crushed by the Democrats. According to the Congressman King's Web site: King introduced an amendment to keep the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) out of the 2010 Census, effectively barring taxpayer dollars in the bill provided to the Census Bureau from being disbursed to ACORN. King also introduced an amendment that would bar any taxpayer dollars in the bill from being provided to ACORN. Citizens Against Government Waste concur with his sentiment. However, I don't hold out much hope for any real action toward ACORN unless more taxpayers complain to Congress because of ACORN's relationship with President Obama.

Be sure to watch to see who will be handling the bulk of the 2010 census? Just remember that new name, Community Organizations International.

June 12, 2009


Internet free ride soon over
Gordon Farrer
June 13, 2009

WITHIN five years internet users will have to pay to access content now free, according to Barry Diller, chief executive of InterActiveCorp in the United States, which runs about 30 websites and turns over $US1.5 billion ($A1.8 billion) each year.

"I absolutely believe the internet is passing from its free days into a paid system," he told the Advertising 2.0 conference in New York this week.

Mr Diller said the paid model would include subscriptions, one-time purchases for access to sites and micro-payments.

But not all agree. "That's quite a prediction," said Neil Ackland, managing director of the Sound Alliance Group, the largest independent online publisher in Australia. Its niche music and lifestyle sites — such as FasterLouder, SameSame and Mess+Noise — attract 500,000 unique hits a month.

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May 28, 2009


Ken Blackwell's article (at the Fox Forum) of May 26, "Obama Declares War On American's Gun Owners With Supreme Court Pick", only emphasizes where our country is headed if America doesn't react soon! Maybe it is time for some amendments to our state constitutions.

As Ken referenced, regarding a statement made by Sotomayor on states rights, "According to Judge Sotomayor, if your state or city bans all guns the way Washington, D.C. did, that’s okay under the Constitution".

That's not okay with me. It is not okay with most Americans. We have a struggle on our hands with this one. She is showing all signs of a non-Constitutionalist; most conservatives, I am sure, will agree. I believe Ken is right on target when he says, "But when it comes to gun rights, we don’t need to guess. Judge Sotomayor has put in writing what she thinks. President Obama has nominated a radically anti-Second Amendment judge to be our newest Supreme Court justice. Question is, where do we go from here?

May 27, 2009


Enough with the judges who want to make law instead of interpret law. I am not impressed with Judge Sotomayor's flippant remark when she referred to "judges making policy". How arrogant and disrespectful of the position of Appellate Court Justice! That's strike one.

Secondly, her ridiculous ruling against the white firefighters in New Haven, Connecticut, who were discriminated against because the city felt blacks were not being given equal chance for
What was the city's "mind set" prior to the test being established? Seems the city should have been called to task; not penalize the employees. Strike two!

Thirdly, her comments at the University of California, in which she, "hopes that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life”, was clearly racists. Strike three.

And you know what happens on strike three? You're out! Oh, but wait a minute. This is not baseball, this is the Obama Administration!

May 20, 2009


CONGRESS has voted to allow people to carry loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges. The House approved the measure, 279-147, on Wednesday, one day after the Senate acted (Senate 67-29).

Score one for the PEOPLE!

May 19, 2009

Humor Via Email

Somethings MUST be shared. I recommend you go over to this site and get a cup of coffee, pull up a chair and have some good laughs. Enjoy.

April 28, 2009

We Don't Need Hate Crime Legislation

FROM: Eagle Forum - Thank you!

House to Vote on Hate Crimes bill this Wednesday!
Take Action!
Tell Congress to uphold equal protection for all Americans by voting NO on H.R. 1913!

April 27, 2009

The liberal House Leadership has scheduled a floor vote on H.R. 1913, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, for this Wednesday, April 29th. Sponsored by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), H.R. 1913 will make a hate crime -- a crime in which the victim is intentionally selected based on his or her race, religion, ethnicity, gender, etc. -- a federal offense.

The bill seeks to accomplish this by mandating federal criminal prosecution for state offenses, with the possibility of life imprisonment, for crimes motivated by the "actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of any person." H.R. 1913 will also establish homosexual and transgender persons as a protected class of victims by adding the words "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to Title 18 of the U.S. criminal code.

Make no mistake, H.R 1913 is a dangerous and unprecedented proposal which will transform the criminal justice system and threaten religious liberty:
Violates the First Amendment by infringing upon the constitutional guarantees of religious expression and freedom of speech.
Violates the Fourteenth Amendment by deliberately compromising the principle of equal protection under the law for all Americans.
Seeks to silence and punish all opposing viewpoints.
Targets those who hold traditional beliefs on homosexuality.
Grants more government protection to certain classes of people, particularly homosexuals.
A typical tactic of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) groups is to distort and exaggerate FBI statistics to their benefit. In 2007, there were 1,521 victims of "sexual orientation" bias, however, 335 of these were incidents of "intimidation," also known as shouting or name-calling. 448 of these crimes were "simple assault," defined as pushing or shoving without physical injury, with 242 of the crimes being aggravated assault, defined as bodily harm. So, in a nation with 300 million people, there were only 242 "violent" crimes committed against homosexuals, bisexuals, or drag queens in 2007.

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April 24, 2009

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April 23, 2009



It is the document that keeps us free. It is our heritage. Watch out for the politically correct term, "living document". It is not so. Some liberals want you to believe that it should "bend" with the times, even change to fit international law. This is very dangerous. We need to speak out to protect what our Founding Fathers left to us but especially what our brave men and women of our military have fought for - our freedom.

The following are references for your convenience:
US Constitution
Constitutional Society
American History
One Man's Opinion
Thomas Paine

April 15, 2009


A 13 Year Old Speaks on Rush's Radio Show Regarding Obama


RUSH: Here's Natalie, 13 years old, I just saw this, Natalie in Beverly Hills, California. Great to have you on the program, Natalie.



CALLER: First of all, I wanted to discuss with you about the infatuation my school has with President Obama. This guy pretty much scares me because I want to be a CEO one day, and I walk through the hallways and I see big pictures of him. I go into the library one day, and here's a huge framed photograph of President Obama, and I asked, "Where is the picture that we used to have of George Bush?" which we didn't. I wanted to know why there wasn't a picture of George Bush up and why there was just something of President Obama? That scared me completely.

RUSH: Wow. At 13, this alarmed you, scared you, to see pictures of the great leader all over the hallways of your school.

CALLER: It did. They treat him like he's a king, like he's like the Second Coming, I mean --

RUSH: Why? Do you know why they do?

CALLER: Because they say it's a historic moment that they want us all to relish in. I don't agree with that.

RUSH: What do they say is historic?

NOTE: Click on the link above to finish the interview.

March 31, 2009

There's A Tea Party Brewing!

Americans are tead!

Are you fed up with high taxes, 3.6 trillion budget, mismanaged government, tax cheats; well, maybe it is time for another tea party. Remember the one in 1773? You may have read about it when you were in school; the Boston Tea Party. Then again, maybe not. Let me refresh your memory. A group of colonist in Boston were showing their protest against the British government. On December 16, (just happens to be my wedding anniversary) after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. Well, we probably don't want to go to a harbor and dump tea, but sending a few "tags" from tea bags to Washington, D.C., might be good for starters! Don't send the whole bag as it probably will not make it past security! Now, if you're not sure this applies to you, then you might want to listen to Thomas Paine. You remember Thomas Paine don't you? He was fighting for what he believed in.

On April 15, you can join your fellow Americans at Tax Day Tea Parties across the nation to say no to the Obama budget and no to big government. Check out the following Web site for a location near you: Tea Party

March 25, 2009


Are you following what is going on with the power seekers?
Geithner and Bernanke calling for greater government control - to seize failing companies. Who gives these guys the authority to move in on failing non-banking financial companies.

You know folks, it is one thing to lose your house, your car to the IRS/FBI, especially if you're in the business of dealing drugs or ? Maybe it is a necessary function of the government to help break illegal organizations feeding on the American citizens. But, when the government feels it is their right to take over failing businesses.....woe folks. We can't let this happen. We are losing our independence, our freedom, our country. I hope you will join me and write your Representatives in Washington and let them know this is un-American, and un-Constitutional!

This great country was built by people who loved (see WallBuilders) American and who worked hard and died for her. It is still that country today. Is this the legacy we want to leave behind? It is never to late to participate in letting Washington and Congress know how you feel about the damage being done to our country.

Barney Frank - Really!

Wow! Barney Frank requesting that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac executives not receive bonuses and that they rescind any issued and that no new bonuses be issued in the near future? Does that include any bonuses possibly issued to himself?? One point for Barney.


Not sure if this could be an "April 1" joke or not. Check out the article at:


March 4, 2009

Read The Bill Congress. Is That To Much To Ask.

Sunlight Foundation

The Sunlight Foundation is committed to helping citizens, bloggers and journalists be their own best congressional watchdogs, by improving access to existing information and digitizing new information, and by creating new tools and Web sites to enable all of us to collaborate in fostering greater transparency.

Enjoy the video...but do check out their web site. Current news on the economy and the actions of Congress.

February 28, 2009

Senator Boxer Pushes to Ratify UN Treaty.

This post is for all you lucky folks in California who have to deal with Senator Barbara Boxer’s thinking. I guess she doesn't have enough important things to do so she dug up a nearly 20-year old international agreement that she wants ratified.

The United Nations Treaty (Chapter IV: Human Rights) is meant to expand the rights of children. This is a dangerous treaty. It does nothing to secure human rights: as it is almost impossible to control criminals and the criminally insane. It does more to put restrictions on parental rights. Don't get me wrong. I am all for protecting human rights. I am a mother and grandmother. But I am also one who believes that the rights of the parent(s) to raise his or her child are first and foremost.

This treaty, if ratified by the United States, will usurp our own Constitution. It would supercede U.S. sovereignty! This is a ploy for those who want to push International Law when interpreting our Constitution, such as we hear from Justice Anthony Kennedy. And, as far as protecting girls who Sen. Boxer feels we should do, via her quote, "...look around the world and see these girls that are having acid thrown in their faces," well, the UN agreement will not affect Islamic Sharia law. The article referenced above mentions that acid attacks on girls continue in Afghanistan, which is already party to the convention. Once again, bad people do not honor laws or treaties. I wish she would get hot for something that would protect our borders. At the very least, she should stop supporting San Francisco's policy of being a "sanctuary city".

Note: What Barbara Boxer Stands For

February 26, 2009


According to comments made by Attorney General Holder on February 25, the new administration would like to make "just a few gun-related changes". One would be to re-institute the ban on the sale of assault weapons. Holder claims it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico. He also states it would have a positive effect on Mexico. Who is he kidding? Gun smugglers are not going to abide by the laws. The Mexican drug cartels will get their guns anyway they see fit. They have the money and/or clout to purchase or take what they want. Blaming the United States for being a major cause of the crime along the border, because we have availability of sophisticated guns, is crazy. I would like to see blame placed where it belongs; at the feet of our US Government for not controlling our borders and the Mexican Government for not controlling theirs.

It appears our government wants American citizens to end up like Mexico, where they say it's virtually impossible to buy a firearm in Mexico as a private citizen. I do not want to see that happen in American.

People wake up! The Declaration of Independence was written to provide for a way for citizens to protect themselves from a "runaway" government. The second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence wasn't written to sound pretty! It states, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." The Second Amendment in the Constitution protects our right as citizens to bear arms (A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed).

The ATF, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, is trying to hang the blame for the flow of guns across the border on private citizens, gun stores and gun shows. The government wants to penalize the same people who abide by the rules that the criminals continuously break. The suggested changes will not stop the problems occurring at the border. Could it be that it is designed to suppress the American people? I believe the rights of we Americans are being infringed upon.

January 29, 2009


Hi folks, Here is a plan created by an average citizen, my husband. Please take the time to read it and feel free to pass it on to all you know. Maybe it will make the rounds and sink into those so called highly education/trained financial minds in Congress.

Bailout or Sellout?
> By Bruce C. Davison
> January 24, 2009
> The financial “solutions” put forth by the United
> States Congress immediately prior to the United States
> Presidential election left a large portion of the electorate
> in a state of both astonishment and shock. They were
> astonished by the magnitude of the “crisis” that
> suddenly appeared on the national news. President Bush
> immediately pushed the "crisis" as a catastrophe
> of immense proportions. It was so bad, it required the
> “rush to judgement” mind set not seen since President
> Roosevelt pressed Congress for a “Declaration of War” on
> December 8, 1941.
> Bush didn’t get the results he wanted right away.
> Within a couple of the weeks he did get the biggest
> “bailout” the Congress could cobble together.
> Unfortunately the plan called for massive unbridled spending
> and virtually no plan for how or when the money would be
> returned to the people (i.e. reduce the National Debt).
> Bush’s Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Paulson, saw his
> chance to reward his friends in the Banking Community with
> an initial gift of $350 Billion of the taxpayers' money!
> (But wait there’s more, there’s another $350 Billion as
> soon as we can pry it loose from the Congress!).
> The shame of all of this is that Congress, Wall Street,
> and the Banking Community has poorly served the people of
> this county. Both the Democrats and the Republicans bear a
> heavy culpability in allowing this travesty to happen.
> Furthermore, they are apparently still blind to the
> alternative solutions to the problem. A problem brought on
> by the twin forces of greed and Political Correctness.
> Allegedly, the “toxic” loans generated by Fannie Mae
> and Freddie Mac, “bundled” by Wall Street brokers and
> sold to the Bankers with inflated credit ratings of AAA,
> etc., caused a paralysis of the American economy. This
> paralysis then began to spread, allegedly threatening a
> worldwide depression. Holy cow, Batman! How could the
> smartest and best of our “money handlers” lead us into
> the valley of the shadow of economic death? The causes are
> many but the two major causes are:
> >
> 1. Greed by all concerned and,

> 2. The “Political Correctness” of allowing almost
> anyone to get a home loan backed by Freddie Mac and Fannie
> Mae if the applicant had a pulse and signed on the line that
> is dotted.
> Well, enough of this anguish over the spilled milk of
> stupidity and greed that brought us to this sorry state of
> affairs. The time has come “said the walrus” to see if
> some of the damage can be undone before all the money is
> gone down the drain. Hold on to your halo Mr. Obama. Try
> not to grin Mr. Bush, this crisis can be put back in to the
> bottle if we have the collective will to objectively
> evaluate some of the other solutions not offered by McCain,
> Obama, Bush, Reid, Pelosi or any of the other so called
> leadership of this country.
> The major portion of the problem resides with the banks and
> the now “toxic” loans that led to massive numbers of
> home mortgage foreclosures. Additionally, the failure of
> numerous banks and other financial businesses, were to be
> expected. The solution must be to stop the foreclosures by
> removing the “toxic” element out of the deal and a
> re-establishment of orderly, reasonable, predictable real
> estate markets.
> Obviously, there are and will be other solutions to the
> problem but I want to be sure that at least one of them is
> considered here and now. I call mine the Davison
> Co-ownership and Recovery Plan. Bear with me while we
> consider the following facts:
> 1. At no time in the history of the United States real
> estate market has the value of all residential properties
> lost value over any 20-year period.
> 2. The value of the vast majority of homes has appreciated
> between 5.5 to 6.5% per year. (In some cases, the value
> doubled or even tripled in a similarly long period, e.g. 20
> to 25 years).
> 3. No one in their right mind would rather be tossed into
> the street if only he could stay in his home for the price
> of affordable rent.
> >
> The Plan:
> 1. Re-write all of the so-called toxic loans as a
> partnership between the homeowner and the United States
> Treasury. Enough TARP money would be invested in each of
> the homes so that the remaining mortgage to be paid by the
> co-owner would be equivalent to affordable rent.
> 2. The value of the equity invested in the home would bear
> interest at 6% per year until the homeowner sold the home or
> bought out the Treasury’s equity by acquiring a second
> trust deed based on the increased over all value of the
> property and the homeowner/partner’s increased income.
> 3. The government could wait for the homeowner to buy out
> the Treasury’s equity or it could sell the equity position
> to investors who would be satisfied with a safe, long term
> return of 6% per year, thus retiring a portion of the TARP
> debt.
> 4. All monies received from the equity in these loans would
> be available to assure that the Social Security System will
> not run out of money in 2017 as is currently predicted.
> 5. The plan would require that the homeowner/partner buy
> out the government’s equity or allow an independent
> investor to be his new partner within 20 years thus
> guaranteeing the return of all of the TARP funds to the
> government plus interest.
> The benefits of this plan would be enormous and the cost
> will be less than the $700 Billion already slated to be
> thrown at the problem. Hang in with me a little longer
> while we enumerate these benefits.
> 1. The banks that are still in trouble with the so-called
> toxic loans would immediately receive from $10,000 to
> $150,000 of government money for each loan that is
> re-written under this program. Within a few weeks their
> bank’s solvency will be re-established and they will be
> able to expand their ability to write new loans for both
> homes and United States manufactured cars.

> 2. Additionally, small businesses will once again be able
> to have the “bridge” loans they need to facilitate the
> day to day operations of their business.
> 3. The millions of homes that have become vacant and many
> of which have become vandalized, would instead, have a happy
> “renter”/homeowner living in them and he would be paying
> off his share of the Co-ownership Mortgage.
> 4. The cost of the program would be essentially “$0”
> because all the money would come back to the Treasury with
> interest.
> 5. The construction industry would soon return to normal
> because all of the “foreclosed” homes would no longer be
> on the market, depressing prices and causing further loss of
> jobs.
> 6. The unemployment rate would soon return to the
> historical low levels of 3-4% because the banking, trust
> companies, and the real estate segments of the economy would
> hire a large number of employees to process the re-written
> loans. The income tax base would increase and provide
> billions of additional tax revenue without a tax rate
> increase on anyone.
> 7. The repaid “new equity” portion of the loans would
> come back to the Treasury with interest just at the right
> time to shore up the Social Security Fund to help replace
> the valueless IOUs the government has stashed in the so
> called Social Security Trust Fund. Currently, the Social
> Security Trust Fund is “secured” by thousands of
> non-negotiable bonds that are currently stored in a
> five-drawer filing cabinet in Parkersburg, West Virginia.
> These bonds have the same relative value as a bucket full of
> sand in the middle of the Sahara Desert. Compare that to
> the equity in an owner occupied piece of American real
> estate!
> 8. Note, within 3 years the baby boomers are going to
> begin joining the current 35+ million Social Security
> retirees, and there will soon be only approximately 5
> workers for every 2 retirees. We are going to need real
> value in the trust fund to secure their future income.
> This plan is obviously short on the “nuts and bolts”
> of the rules necessary to carry out the plan. But it is
> clear that this plan offers a much better result then the
> current plan of dumping money into banks who then won’t
> loan it out because of the uncertainly of the current
> market. I am not in a position to calculate the tremendous
> number of recently lost jobs that would be restored, but a
> restored job is just as good as a newly created one.
> If you have stayed with me to this point, I hope you will
> contact your Congressman and make sure he becomes aware of
> the benefits of this plan. Just voting for someone is not
> enough. We occasionally need to bend their ear so they know
> what the people they are paid to represent really want.
> P.S. I welcome your comments. Contact: click to email

January 25, 2009

We Don't Need Hate Crime Legislation

Is this really the kind of change you want? President Obama believes you need this.

Hate begets hate! There are already laws on the books that, when enforced, would take care of prosecuting and punishing people who commit crimes (violent or otherwise) against other people. Why is it necessary to put a specific label on those crimes, such as hate, when those crimes happen to be perpetrated against all groups of people. It shouldn't matter whether it is against a white man or white woman, black man or black woman, the Irish, Jew, old person, young person, etc. Respect for life is what should rule. All life has value and all human life should be treated equal.

I say, adding the "hate" element only adds fuel to the fire. As it stands now, if one doesn't follow along in the belief of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender/transsexual (LGBT) agenda (called civil rights by President Obama), then one is guilty of hate! President Obama is dead wrong and his position is an insult to all that Martin Luther King fought for--true civil rights. What hate crime law truly should be called is an infringement on freedom of speech and freedom of thought.

We are headed down a very dark path as Americans if we allow our government to punish us for our thinking and expression of speech. It has become a crime to express our opinion, our feelings as to whether or not we like, support, or dislike how another person believes. If one believes that a particular act is offensive to them, they should be able to state that fact without being punished. Government cannot effectively legislate "hate" anymore than they can stop people from shooting people by legislating the banning of guns. Those individuals who don't go by the rules will have their guns and will still kill people. You cannot legislate morality of thought. You can only legislate morality of action.

January 15, 2009

Are You Ready For Valentine's Day?

Ok, guys, gals. What are you giving to your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Will it be another duplication? A white elephant gift? Why not try something new. Give a gift card that your sweeheart can redeem on-line. Let them pick from several items listed in the gift book you have given them. This way, they get to see what the item looks like before it is sent to them. Cool, yes? Free shipping and 100% satisfaction guaranteed. And, you become the hero.

Like this unique idea? Click on the link above: "Are You Ready For Valentine's Day?"

January 14, 2009

A Right to Bear Arms

Recently a friend sent me an e-mail with probably one of the most important videos I have ever viewed. I will call it, The Real Meaning of the Second Amendment.

Dr. Suzanna Gratia-Hupp is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives (1997-2007) and a doctor of chiropractic. On October 16, 1991, Suzanna 's life changed forever. Having lunch with her parents at a cafeteria in Texas, she witnessed a shooting rampage perpetrated by a mad man driving his truck through the building. He continues the shooting rampage killing 23, wounding 20 and then committing suicide. Due to Texas law, Suzanna had left her gun in her car and when she needed it the most could not protect herself or her family.

In the video, Dr. Hupp testified to Congress defending her right to bear arms and defending the Second Amendment. The video, in the link given above, speaks for itself (click on A Right To Bear Arms).

Hupp is quoted as having said, "How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual... as a trustworthy and productive citizen, or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care of."

Dr. Gratia-Hupp is co-founder of the Civil Liberties Defense Foundation, a non-profit legal foundation dedicated to providing educational information relating to the preservation of civil liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights to the United Constitution and to providing legal services to protect those rights. She is married to Greg Hupp, who has served as her campaign manager. They have two sons, Alexander and Ethan.


NOTE: The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights that declares "a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

January 8, 2009


Send Al Franken to Washington? What is going on in our Country?

According the the Wall Street Journal of January 5, there is funny business going on in Minnesota. One minutes Al Franken is behind 215 votes and then he is ahead 225. Once he was a man who wanted to count every vote, now he doesn't. It was mentioned that under Minnesota law, election officials are required to make a duplicate ballot if the original is damaged during Election Night counting. I can see a few damaged ballots here and there. But what is going on when a large portion of precincts have the same problem to the point of such large double counting. Why 25 precincts having more ballots than voters? Can't those working the polls COUNT? Or, do we have voter fraud?

Why does there appear to be a problem with so many candidates? Can't we find any honest people to run for office? And Obama is in favor of Al Franken. According to Obama, he along with Biden and Franken will make a great team for the change this country needs. I see disaster; the kind you see if you watch a The 3 Stooges movie.

January 7, 2009

Associate Justice Clarence Thomas

He appears to be misunderstood by many. In my opinion, Clarence Thomas needs to be given more credit then he gets. He may be stubborn, private, very independent thinker, but I believe he understands and interprets the US Constitution as it was meant to be.

His book, My Grandfather's Son, is truly an inspiring story and gives an excellent insight about the man, his beliefs, how he views the Constitution as he does, racism, affirmative action and much more.

I hope you will take the time to read (click on the above highlighted title Associate Justice Clarence Thomas) and understand this important person as he contributes to our court system.

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JULY 4 - Time For Tea

The American people came out on July 4 to protest high taxes and run-a-way government spending. From 11:00 till 2:00 p.m., citizens of Ventura, CA came out to show their support for less taxes and less government interference. As a spectator and one who attended the first Ventura Tea Party, I would say we doubled the turnout of patriots.

All across the country the signs, flags and banners that were carried at the tea parties showed the position that the American people are taking toward its government. They are mad and they are not going to take it anymore!