Sunday, January 31, 2010

More Washington - Mark Steyn - National Review Online

More Washington - Mark Steyn - National Review Online

(Hat tip to Lee, this is why I love Mark Steyn! Great article and well worth your reading. Enjoy! VN8)

Friday, January 29, 2010


Thank you so much for visiting this blog. In just the past week I have located a fellow American Patriot that has started a blog and needs some support. Please go by his blog and show him some Conservative love.

American Tea Party Rome

Here's a link to his first blog post: In the words of a great man . . . Ronald Reagan

Have a great weekend! VN8

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I hear that POTUS is going to use his address to the Nation tomorrow night to make a connection with the middle class! WOW, I hope he wears his SUPEROBAMA outfit! Supposedly he's going to try to buy the middle class off with more child-care tax breaks and student loan deferments. Way to buy more votes with my tax dollars! You got to give the guy credit, he doesn't quit, he keeps trying to put a square peg in a round hole and he doesn't seem to notice that it isn't going to fit no matter how hard he tries.

Mid-term elections are going to be very interesting! I absolutely can't wait! VN8

This is insane . . .

President Barack Hussein Obama can't even talk to a group of children at an Elementary School at Graham Road Elementary School in Falls Church, VA without a teleprompter. Will someone tell me what is wrong with this photo? How can we ever believe anything that comes out of his mouth because everything that comes out of his mouth comes out of a teleprompter. Come on Mr. President, I know President Roosevelt didn't want any photos of him in a wheel chair because he didn't want the American people to know of his handicap, so what is your problem? Yeah, that's my opinion and you are entitled to it! VN8

Monday, January 25, 2010

The search for aliens should start on Earth not outer space, says scientist . . .

The search for alien life forms should be conducted here on Earth rather than in outer space, scientists have claimed.

Wow, I wonder if scientists will start with liberal democrats first? I mean come on, they are alien to what would stimulate the economy. They apparently don't speak English or they would know that Patriots in this Country are delivering a mandate and liberal democrats cannot decipher it. I'm just saying, it might be a good place to start!

This is one oustanding comment on the article:

"Perhaps Professor Davies should begin his search for arsenic-based life forms at the White House. There he'll find a 'man' poisonous to the U.S. economy, and lacking a credible birth certificate."

So it's not just my opinion! Beam them up Scotty! VN8

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Great Republicans Having a Little Fun . . .

Flipping the bird at the voters of Massachusetts

Social networking is a terrific avenue to keep up with the latest and greatest, but it also presents us with an opportunity to see how maniacal liberals can be. The title of this blog is a "Fan" based "group" of liberals on "Facebook". This group was started after Scott Brown won the Senate seat in Massachusetts. The following is a description of the group:

"You know, we've got nothing against Massachusetts. In fact, we think it's a lovely state, with a long, wonderful history, and a lot of cool people. But... right now, today, after this vote...this pretty much sums up our feelings."

Pretty pathetic in my opinion and oh yeah, you are entitled to my opinion! Oh and there's another group: "Telling Sarah Palin she's full of crap." I can imagine that's an intellectually stimulating group as well. The following is a description of the group:

We are "fans" of "telling Sarah Palin she's full of crap. How about you? Please join us as we have a little fun, and... do our best to make sure America doesn't make a huge mistake in 2012.

So if you look at who is on the other side the battle, it shouldn't be that tough now that Patriots are awake to take this Country back! Looking forward to standing beside each of you, standing firm on our principles! VN8

Krauthammer Quips: 'Best Week I've Had Since Spring Break in Medical School' |

Krauthammer Quips: 'Best Week I've Had Since Spring Break in Medical School' |

(Gotta love Charles Krauthammer, he tells it like it is! VN8)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Another One Bites the Dust . . .

and another ones gone and another ones gone, another one bites the dust!

It is with the greatest regret, on behalf of our Board, that we must announce that Air America Media is ceasing its live programming operations as of this afternoon, and that the Company will file soon under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code to carry out an orderly winding-down of the business.

The very difficult economic environment has had a significant impact on Air America's business. This past year has seen a "perfect storm" in the media industry generally. National and local advertising revenues have fallen drastically, causing many media companies nationwide to fold or seek bankruptcy protection. From large to small, recent bankruptcies like Citadel Broadcasting and closures like that of the industry's long-time trade publication Radio and Records have signaled that these are very difficult and rapidly changing times.

Those companies that remain are facing audience fragmentation as a result of new media technologies, are often saddled with crushing debt, and have generally found it difficult to obtain operating or investment capital from traditional sources of funding. In this climate, our painstaking search for new investors has come close several times right up into this week, but ultimately fell short of success.

With radio industry ad revenues down for 10 consecutive quarters, and reportedly off 21% in 2009, signs of improvement have consisted of hoping things will be less bad. And though Internet/new media revenues are projected to grow, our expanding online efforts face the same monetization and profitability challenges in the short term confronting the Web operations of most media companies

When Air America Radio launched in April, 2004 with already-known personalities like Al Franken and then-unknown future stars like Rachel Maddow, it was the only full-time progressive voice in the mainstream broadcast media world. At a critical time in our nation's history — when dissent on issues such as the Iraq war were often denounced as "un-American" — Air America and its talented team helped millions of Americans remember the importance of compelling discussion about the most pivotal events and decisions of our generation.

Through some 100 radio outlets nationwide, Air America helped build a new sense of purpose and determination among American progressives. With this revival, the progressive movement made major gains in the 2006 mid-term elections and, more recently, in the election of President Barack Obama and a strongly Democratic Congress.

Laws have changed for the better thanks to this revival.....but all the same our company cannot escape the laws of economics. So we intend a rapid, orderly closure over the next few days. All current employees will be paid through today, January 21. A severance package will be offered tomorrow to full-time current employees with more than six months of tenure.

We will strive to assist affiliates and partners in achieving a smooth transition. Starting at 6 pm EST today, we will provide our affiliates, listeners and users a selection of encore programming until 9 pm EST on Monday, January 25, at which time Air America programming will end.

We are proud that Air America's mission lives on through the words and actions of so many former radio hosts who are active today in progressive causes and media nationwide. In the years ahead, as we look back, we should all be proud of our passionate determination to assure that our nation's progressive voice would be heard loud and clear. Through the hard work and dedication of current staff, and those who preceded you, a lasting legacy was forged which will now continue through other voices and venues.

Thank you.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Taxation without representation ???

Posted by Kelli Hochhalter-Kraus, January 22, 2010

On Wednesday, a day after the incredible win by Scott Brown of the Senate seat previously held for over 40 years by Ted Kennedy, Obama signed a directive that is supposed to stop government contracts from going to tax-delinquent companies. “We need to insist on the same sense of responsibility in Washington that so many of you strive to uphold in your own lives, in your own families and in your own businesses,” Obama said. So what about all the tax cheats in his own administration and in Congress? For example, Tim Geitner, Kathleen Sebelius, Ron Kirk and the list gets longer if you include the ones who withdrew their nomination after tax problems and ethical problems arose. Now in Congress, we have Representative Charlie Rangel who is under investigation for tax evasion and he is Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee which is responsible for writing the tax laws.

Along with this directive, President Obama wants to gain back support of the American people by taxing large banks, many of which have already repaid with interest, money lent to them by the federal government. Only AIG, General Motors Co., Chrysler LLC, Freddie Mac and Fannie May are excluded from this tax and will not be required to pay back the money they took. Obama’s rallying cry is to call bankers fat cats, scold them for paying themselves bonuses and he called on them to do the right thing and not pass the cost on to the American people. Isn’t it funny how he wants to label the banks as fat cats who should not get bonuses or pass their increased cost to us, but it is okay to increase the pay of those in the federal government and propose spending that would impose a tax on us.

Now President Obama is continuing this crusade against the financial industry by announcing proposed new restrictions on the size and scope of financial institutions so the government can limit their ability to engage in risky trading practices. Obama stood with with Representative Barney Frank and Senator Chris Dodd when he made this announcement. “We should no longer allow banks to stray too far from their central mission of serving their customers,” said Obama. “In recent years, too many financial firms have put taxpayer money at risk by operating hedge funds and private equity funds and making riskier investments to reap a quick reward. And these firms have taken these risks while benefiting from special financial privileges that are reserved only for banks.” Barney Frank is the House Financial Services Committee Chairman and helped orchestrate the low lending standards that caused the housing market collapse. Chris Dodd, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee which regulates mortgage lending, received preferential treatment in his mortgage loans from Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo. Our President wants to require banks to do what he does not require the federal government to do.

Obama’s poll numbers are way down, he suffered a blow with the election of Brown to the Senate, so he wants to get the people on his side by making them angry and mad at the banking industry. He has seen it work in the past, so why not now. Obama is like the magician who wants you to look at his right hand, so you don’t see what he is doing with his left hand. Look over here at what we are doing to the fat cats on Wall Street so you don’t see that we are still pushing our agenda on health-care, cap and trade, stimulus spending, raising taxes and increasing the federal deficit by raising the debt limit.

Obama’s ego and arrogance is so large that even with low approval numbers and Americans clearly sending a message of stop the madness, he is going to do what he wants to do. Remember, he is the President who told top House and Senate Republicans who voiced concern over his stimulus bill, “I won”. That explains everything about this man. He doesn’t care about what may be right or wrong for the American people, we need to listen to him and do what he wants because, he won.

I have heard the saying “We had to elect a Carter to get a Reagan”. But I would take it further now. We had to have a King George III to start a revolution. That is what is taking place in our country right now. People are fed up and it took the election of Obama and the direction he and Congress are trying to take this country that have rallied us. Let us move forward with the knowledge of who we are dealing with here, the ability to see through their smoke and mirrors and the will to hold onto our resolve to remedy this in the elections this November and in 2012.

(Viva la Revolution! Find your passion, join the revolution and don't let off the gas! Keep the faith, keep up the fight! Our Nation is depending on it! VN8)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Scott Brown WINS, Scott Brown WINS, Scott Brown WINS!


Happy Days Are Here AGAIN! Must have been "W's" Fault!

Scott Brown roars to Senate upset win!

It's a sign of our culture . . .

MSNBC talk host: 'Cheat to keep these bastards out'
On Senate race: 'If I lived in Mass., I'd vote 10 times'

MSNBC talk host: 'Cheat to keep these bastards out'

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Joe Lieberman Endorsement Scott Brown Latest Polls Show Widening Lead | Before It's News

Obama scrambles to save Democratic Senate seat

President Obama makes me sick to my stomach! VN8

Joe Lieberman Endorsement Scott Brown Latest Polls Show Widening Lead | Before It's News

(Way to go Joe! VN8)

Our Family Experienced a Christmas Miracle

(Wearing my Mama's wig, she thought we were being so funny!)

I have some very sad news to share and also much rejoicing. I want to preface this blog and I apologize in advance for it's length, some of you may not have the information necessary to understand the Mercy and Grace of what I am about to express to you, so I will begin with the sad news first. On December 17, my brother, (73) passed away. On December 24th my Mama, (90) passed away.

There has been much strife in our family due to our Mama's alcoholism. I had not spoken to her in two years. It was very difficult, but I had to do it for my own sanity. My brother had been Mama's caretaker for the past seven years, to this day I don't know how he did it and I will be eternally grateful for his strength and devotion.

August of this year, 2009, our Mama took to her bed and never walked again. My brother cared for her as best he could, but after the years of living with an alcoholic he had become extremely bitter and resentful as anyone would.

After our Mama took to her bed, God began His work to heal this family. Mama had four children, my oldest sister (75), my brother(73), my sister(56) and myself (50). Over the years Mama would get mad at one or all of us and we were torn asunder. But once Mama took to her bed, after 42 years of drinking, it is our understanding after spending the last seven days of her life with her that she had detoxed all by herself with no medical intervention and God began to heal her heart. She had begged our brother to allow her to call us girls but to no avail, he was the dam that stood in the way for our Mama along with God's assistance to heal this family. After speaking with a Chaplain from Hospice we are of the opinion that God took our brother home to be with the Lord so that Mama could finish her "work" and go home to be with the Lord as well.

On Thursday evening, December 17th, I received a phone call from one of my brothers sons that his father had passed and they wanted to know what we wanted to do with "Grandmother" because they had no interest in caring for her. My sister and I went over on Friday morning and began proceedings through probate court to become her conservator and her legal guardian. (At the time the grandchildren had arranged for a private home health provider to be with our Mama on Thursday night til we could get there on Friday) That Friday, December 18th was a long day, we had no idea where to start, but we trudged through it. You see we had none of our Mother's information, the grandchildren had come into the house on Thursday with Mama in bed and cleaned out her house, even taking her pocketbook. At the eleventh hour, 3:30 on a Friday afternoon, we finally discovered who her doctor was and he faxed a letter to the probate judge stating our Mama's condition and at 4:50 on that Friday we received and Emergency, Emergency order to take care of our Mama.

It was a long weekend, our Mama still had not been told that her son was dead but she was asking where he was and if you know me and how strong my personality is, she is who gave me that personality and she was getting pretty inquisitive about where he was. She was very weak but lucid, we finally told her of his passing and had no other choice but to tell her that her home had been raped and that we were now her guardians and that she was NOT going in a nursing home.

As the days passed, she began to tell us about the work God had been doing in her life and her heart, she wanted to call us so that she could apologize to us and bring us all together. There was never a happier Mama in this world. She kept telling us how happy she was to have her girls and we kept reassuring her that her work was done and that we would take care of each other.

By Sunday, she was still lucid but told us that her Savior was hiding from her. I asked her why he would be hiding from her and she said he told her that her work wasn't finished. I asked her what work she needed to do and she told me that she needed to see my oldest sister(her first born child). Well I called my sisters son and told him to go to her house and she would be waiting with bags packed. I then called my sister and told her that Mama would lay in that bed and suffer waiting for her if she didn't find a way to get here. She arrived on Sunday night and all was well with the world for our Mama. Her work was done.

During those seven days, there was much crying, even more laughter, there was dancing, she loved to see us dancing, there was singing, she always sang with us and played the piano, she loved patriotic songs, she loved gospel music, we did anything we could pack into those days. We read her poetry, she loved "Trees" by Joyce Kilmer. We tried on her wig and made her laugh, we wore her clothes to bring her peace and comfort, we cooked her favorite pinto beans and cornbread with spring onions, we made her "hot" coffee, we gave her her favorite butter pecan ice cream and yes, you won't believe this, but she dipped snuff up until the final two days. We prayed with our Mama as she cried out to God to have mercy on her, that was the most difficult part to endure.

On one of those occasions praying with our Mama, we were all standing around the bed holding hands along with our Mama and one of my sister (who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer) told us while we were praying that she felt like and electrical charge was running up and down her body from the top or her head to the bottoms of her feet, we were all jealous and wanted some of whatever that was, but after much thinking and talking with the chaplain, we are claiming that Mama was praying for God to heal my sister, and giving her all the strength that she had left in her poor old worn out body.

Mama talked about all kinds of things she was seeing and they included her Mother and Father, when she would wake up from sleeping we would ask her if she had been working, we can only assume that God was preparing her for heaven.

From my point of view, God's timing is perfect and I can only assume that there are those of you my friends that may have thought that I should have tried to make peace with her before this happened, but because of my Mama's personality and human nature, none of this was possible until the end. I stood the chance of living out the rest of my days with this hanging over my head but again, God in all His mercy spared my sisters and myself from having to endure that torture.

Each of those seven days was different, we lost all track of time, we lost track of what was going on in the world, we were preparing our Mama for a journey, a journey that would take her to places unknown to us, a place that none of us can even begin to comprehend.

On Thursday morning, December 24th I asked my sisters if they wanted fried eggs and toast for breakfast and we all did. I walked into the living room where my Mama's hospital bed was set up and asked her if she wanted some breakfast too, we continued to treat her as if nothing was wrong. When I walked into the living room, my sister was asleep in a chair near her bed, I knew my Mama was gone, I spoke gently to her, laid my head on her chest and there was no sound of life, I called out to my sisters and we knew she was gone. It was Christmas Eve and God had given us the most wonderful gift imaginable, he had given us our Mama back. Please do not grieve for us, praise God, the Father of the universe for all things great and small. We will see her again one day.

I crawled up in the bed with our Mama and held her tight, she was no longer in pain, it was a moment I will never forget. We waited for the Hospice nurse to come and then the funeral home. Hospice suggested that we not be present when the funeral home came but I knew our Mama would be right beside of us if it were one of us and I stayed right there while they transported her from the bed to the gurney. With the Hospice Chaplain following the gurney, I walked down the sidewalk and started singing, "Some glad morning when this life is over, I'll fly away." It was beautiful, the staff from the funeral home along with the Chaplain joined in and took our mama away.

Faith is as individual as snowflakes. God speaks in all languages. If we listen closely, we can hear him in the wind, we can see him in the trees and the clouds, our only responsibility is to listen to Him and when He gives us direction we only need to follow. Our God is an awesome God, He surpasses all our understanding, we can never comprehend His power or His Glory, but I can tell you this, if you knew the destruction that the darkness of alcoholism had caused our family, like myself, you would have never believed that a miracle such as this would have ever occurred. God is a God of miracles and I give Him all the Glory for giving us our Mama back. I will never know why til I see God face to face why our family endured this destruction but I praise Him for putting us all back together.

In closing, our Mama was a Patriotic woman, she loved her Country, she loved her family and she loved God. Her first husband was killed on Guadalcanal Canal on the USS Juneau, WWII, leaving her with a seven year old and a five year old. She made many sacrifices for this Nations freedom. You may ask what you can do? I only ask that you pray that the same God of Mercy that reunited our family, have mercy on our Nation, to heal our divisions to heal this land and spare us the turmoil that may lie ahead.

PS While going through my Mama's bank statements, she had been donating 10.00 a month to a political organization and in the "memo" portion of her check she simply wrote one word in all capital letters, she wrote "FREEDOM". From this day forward I dedicate this blog to my Mama, she also had a framed photograph of President Ronald W. Reagan in her bedroom, I have that photo now. Keep the faith, keep up the fight! VN8

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Insight of a Child . . .

A Georgia Congressman was seated next to a little girl on the airplane leaving from Atlanta when he turned to her and said, 'Let's talk. I've heard that flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.'

The little girl, who had just opened her book, closed it slowly and said to the total stranger, 'What would you like to talk about?'

'Oh, I don't know,' said the southern congressman. 'How about global warming or universal health care', and he smiles smugly.

OK, ' she said. 'Those could be interesting topics. But let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff - grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?'

The southern legislator, visibly surprised by the little girl's intelligence, thinks about it and says, 'Hmmm, I have no idea.'

To which the little girl replies, 'Do you really feel qualified to discuss global warming or universal health care when you don't know shit?