Monday, October 31, 2011

Liberal Trolls...well, looky here!

About LIBERALDUDE.......check THIS OUT, everyone.........I've been asking LibDude who pays him to troll... he's kind of like those who will start calling in Talk Radio about three months before the election saying "I USED to be a REPUBLICAN, but I just CAN'T vote Republican anymore.."  :-)    You've heard those!  I picture them sitting at phone banks being paid to disrupt and try to mislead, don't you?   A commenter here sent me the link above and there's a whole blog post on our liberal troll........thought you'd get a kick out of it!
Kind of right for HALLOWEEN, too, no?!


Not a big fan of Halloween........knock yourselves out and have fun!
THIS was too perfect not to post. (thanks, Bubba)


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Faith Blog

"If it is I who determine where God is to be found, then I shall always find a God who corresponds to me in some way, who is obliging, who is connected with my own nature.  But if God determines where he is to be found, then it will be in a place which is not immediately pleasing to my nature and which is not at all congenial to me.  This place is the Cross of Christ.  And whoever would find him must go to the foot of the Cross, as the Sermon on the Mount commands.  This is not according to our nature at all, it is entirely contrary to it.  But this is the message of the Bible, not only in the New but also in the Old Testament..... 
And I would like to tell you now quite personally:  since I have learnt to read the Bible in this way - and this has not been for so very long - it becomes every day more wonderful to me.  I read it in the morning and the evening, often during the day as well, and every day I consider a text which I have chosen for the whole week, and try to sink into it, so as really to hear what it is saying.  I know that without this I could not live properly any longer."

"Do not try to make the Bible relevant. Its relevance is axiomatic.......Do not defend God's Word, but testify to it....Trust to the Word." Both quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."  Proverbs 3:5
So many of us try to form God into what we think we need, what we want, what we'd like, and we even misquote and 'prettify' the parts of His Word which are sometimes difficult to understand and live by.....and we get away from Scripture or don't want to understand what it really says, so we don't have to remember that everything is not all about us, that His love surrounds us and protects us and informs us and soothes us when we listen......"Lean not on your own understanding.."  It's a reminder I think we all need, right?
Have a wonderful Sunday.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Larry Elder and me..........

SO, most of you know I have a Larry Elder article posted below.
Today, I attended an amazing "Tea" of 900 Black Christian woman and me and about 10 White friends.
My girlfriend Carolyn and I got to the Century Plaza Hotel a little early and I decided I'd like a Diet Coke so we sat at the bar in the ground floor area.   I look to my left and there's Larry Elder sitting having a Coke with a friend.   
Yes, I just posted a Larry Elder article and he's sitting at the same bar that only sits 10 people on the same day and at the same time as I am!  I toyed with the idea of saying hello because I had the pleasure of meeting him through Orson and Alley Bean about 3 months ago and decided not to, but then...well,  you know me!   I approached him and he jumped off his bar stool and I introduced myself again and told him I'd just posted his article on Yellow Cake and he told me it's 2 years old or so! I told him "Well, somebody's got it because I saw it and used it and am getting a good conversation on it..."  He introduced me to his friend, asked me to say Hello to the Beans, he asked if I was going to the event they were going to and I told him I was...........and that was that!  
 Talk about coincidences.
OH, by the way.......The group today was THE most beautiful, amazingly dressed (and hatted) group of women I have EVER been with.   I have never had so many friendly smiles from strangers in my life.  What a great day....Fabulous gospel music, awards for young Black women with great futures, a fashion show, Emcee Sheryl Lee Ralph (an original Dream Girl) on stage,  and the author of my latest post sitting nearby :-)  How many times does THAT happen!?


Bush exonerated, but.......not for the LEFT :-)

Larry Elder
The WikiLeaks Vindication of George W. Bush

The WikiLeaks de facto declassification of privileged material makes it case closed: Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction -- and intended to restart his program once the heat was off.

President George W. Bush, in the 2003 State of the Union address, uttered the infamous "16 words": "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."

Former Ambassador Joe Wilson sprang into action and, in an op-ed piece, in effect wrote, "No, the Cheney administration sent me to investigate the allegation -- and I found it without merit."

Put aside that Wilson's CIA-employed wife, not the evil Vice President Dick Cheney -- as Wilson implied -- sent him on the African errand. Put aside that the British still stand by the intelligence on which Bush made the claim. And put aside that the anti-Bush Washington Post, in an editorial, concluded that Wilson had lied about not finding evidence to support the Iraq-in-Africa-for-uranium claim, since he told the CIA the opposite when he reported back from Africa.

Bush claimed that Iraq sought uranium, specifically "yellowcake." What is yellowcake, and why would its presence or attempted acquisition corroborate the nearly unanimous assumption that Saddam possessed WMD?

The Associated Press called yellowcake "the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment" and said that it "also can be enriched for use in reactors and, at higher levels, nuclear weapons using sophisticated equipment."

"Bush and Iraq: Follow the Yellow Cake Road" headlined a euphoric Time magazine July 2003 piece -- written when the Bush administration began backtracking from the Iraq-sought-uranium-from-Africa claim. Time said no yellowcake equals no WMD equals bogus basis for war.

The article led with this ripper: "Is a fib really a fib if the teller is unaware that he is uttering an untruth? That question appears to be the basis of the White House defense, having now admitted a falsehood in President Bush's claim, in his State of the Union address, that Iraq had tried to buy uranium in Africa."

Time hoisted (the now discredited) Joe Wilson on its shoulders as The Man Who Told the Truth to Power: "Just last weekend, the man sent by the CIA to check out the Niger story broke cover and revealed that he had thoroughly debunked the allegation many months before President Bush repeated it." Never mind that the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee concluded that Wilson's report "lent more credibility to the original Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) reports on the uranium deal" sought by Iraq in Niger.

Let's recap.

Bush, in building the case for war against Iraq, lied to the nation. He falsely claimed that Iraq was attempting to purchase yellowcake from Africa. Time magazine specifically referred to the yellowcake "lie" in accusing Bush of fabricating the case for war. Therefore, were Iraq to have had yellowcake -- an assertion called a "lie" -- it would have confirmed the presence of WMD, giving credence to Bush's declaration of Iraq as a "grave and gathering threat."

But ... there ... was ... yellowcake. This brings us back to WikiLeaks.

Wired magazine's contributing editor Noah Shachtman -- a nonresident fellow at the liberal Brookings Institution -- researched the 400,000 WikiLeaked documents released in October. Here's what he found: "By late 2003, even the Bush White House's staunchest defenders were starting to give up on the idea that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. But WikiLeaks' newly-released Iraq war documents reveal that for years afterward, U.S. troops continued to find chemical weapons labs, encounter insurgent specialists in toxins and uncover weapons of mass destruction (emphasis added). ... Chemical weapons, especially, did not vanish from the Iraqi battlefield. Remnants of Saddam's toxic arsenal, largely destroyed after the Gulf War, remained. Jihadists, insurgents and foreign (possibly Iranian) agitators turned to these stockpiles during the Iraq conflict -- and may have brewed up their own deadly agents."

In 2008, our military shipped out of Iraq -- on 37 flights in 3,500 barrels -- what even The Associated Press called "the last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program": 550 metric tons of the supposedly nonexistent yellowcake. The New York Sun editorialized: "The uranium issue is not a trivial one, because Iraq, sitting on vast oil reserves, has no peaceful need for nuclear power. ... To leave this nuclear material sitting around the Middle East in the hands of Saddam ... would have been too big a risk."

Now the mainscream media no longer deem yellowcake -- the WMD Bush supposedly lied about -- a WMD. It was, well, old. It was degraded. It was not what we think of when we think of WMD. Really? Square that with what former Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean said in April 2004: "There were no weapons of mass destruction." MSNBC's Rachel Maddow goes even further, insisting, against the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, that "Saddam Hussein was not pursuing weapons of mass destruction"!

Bush, hammered by the insidious "Bush Lied, People Died" mantra, endured one of the most vicious smears against any president in history. He is owed an apology.

When Hollywood makes "The Vindication of George W. Bush," maybe Sean Penn can play the lead.

Z:  That, I would love to see.

Friday, October 28, 2011 a favorite recipe?

Please go to my food blog, Mac 'n GeeeZ,  and tell us your favorite SOUP.....and, if you have one, a recipe?  Maybe we'll all get some good new ones!

John Wayne.....He could be saying this today.....

It's astonishing that Mr. John Wayne was THIS right about the Leftwingers in America.......which he thought he was part of until he woke up.   He gives good reason for his awareness that he certainly wasn't a Lefty and could never be a Lefty and didn't admire the Left, either.

I wish we had more men like John Wayne.
KUDOS GO TO MR. AOW for finding this!  Mr. AOW is a new blogger and you will enjoy his site; go over and say "hello!" (Thanks, Mr. AOW)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Three and a Half that long enough?

I'm not sure.....maybe some wouldn't last a day.  I'm not sure I'd last very long.
He makes some excellent points.   Bill Whittle's one of my heroes.  Common sense is a good thing.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The NUTS are at it again.............

ACORN seems to be involved in OCCUPY WALL STREET............yes, the 'disbanded' group, ACORN.
Of course, this is information from FOX News, so we'll get a lot of comments shooting the messenger :-)   Tough when the truth hurts and ignoring the truth is hurting our country.

Why can't these people control themselves?  Let me know when you hear that 'urine, vomit and excrement' were found at Tea Party events.  I guess that's just another one of those similarities Obama was talking about?  oh, sure, my link's clear he doesn't mean that, but what a great ploy on his part to link these things together...most Americans don't ask "how so?"  :-) 


Right to Work Committee....

From the Right to Work Committee;

I hope you have time to watch the whole thing and tell us your thoughts.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

'nuff said

Ineptocracy (in-ept-o-cra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

"a great mistake?" or a calling............

"We are anxious to force free government on all; and I see that it has been urged in a very respectable quarter, that is the mission of this country to spread civil and religious liberty over all the world, and especially over this continent.  It is a great mistake.  None but people advanced to a very high state of moral and intellectual improvement are capable, in a civilized state, of maintaining free government; and amongst those who are so purified, very few, indeed, have had the good fortune of forming a constitution capable of endurance."

John C. Calhoun, address to Congress, 1848.   The speech was about Mexico.  Does it apply to Mexico today?  To the Middle East?   I found it fascinating and wondered what you think.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Invoice Iraq? Leave Afghanistan now?

Time to leave AFGHANISTAN?  Karzai's sentiment is something Americans have difficulty grasping because we're so into fairness and loyalty, etc etc.......but, I guess he's as good as telling us to go when he says he'd side with Pakistan if we went to war with Pakistan.  Obviously, there are many geopolitical reasons he almost has to say that, but how can it go over well with any Western country which has come to Afghanistan's aid, especially us?
Also, I suppose most of you have heard Iraq's coming to Iran's financial aid in helping Syria's Assad survive.

Do you think we should bill Iraq for all we've done?  How many were celebrating in the streets when Saddam toppled?  How many were thrilled to be voting for the first time?  How many appreciate that they have to worry less now about friends and family disappearing and never coming back?   Mr. Z did some work in Iraq years ago and had an Iraqi colleague not show up for a meeting and was never heard from again. How much money does Iraq have after all the money we poured into that country?

Time to bill them?   What do you think?   And, if not, why not?   For my commenters predictable enough for me to have to add that this isn't a thread on whether we should have gone into Iraq, anyway, please...we've done that; this isn't about that.  We DID go in.  We spent a TON of money and lost a TON of precious American blood.  Think they should pay us?

Making money.....THIS IS SO STUPID!

You simply will not believe this:

Democrat Senator of Rhode Island, Jack Reed, was a sponsor of the ridiculous bill......Can you see any upside to the thing?   Do you see how much money's being TOTALLY wasted?   And they need a bill to STOP IT?
I've rarely seen anything this dumb, have you?   Had you heard about this? 

Z (thanks, Mustang)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday Faith Blog

A church amid the colorful Glory of God.  Would that all places of worship were this peaceful and Love and Truth could prevail.

"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.  And they answered Him, "We are Abraham's descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone.  How can you say, 'You will be made free'?"  Jesus answered them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave to sin.  And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever.  Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."   John 8: 32-36

Have a wonderful Sunday....If it is peaceful and true, be grateful for your House of Worship.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Gadhafi and the Media......."if it (or HE) bleeds, it leads?"

HERE is an article saying that some in Britain think the media went too far with the rather grizzy pictures of Gadhafi being beaten and, maybe, depending on what caused his death, actually killed.  Details don't seem to be concrete regarding how long he was dragged around, at what point he might have lost consciousness and then his life, etc., but whatever happened was violent and, I'd have thought, difficult to watch for most people.  But, it's not so much the difficulty in watching that prompted me to write about this.

Watching the coverage our television channels gave Gadhafi's death, I couldn't help thinking about whether we need, or want, to see a man scared out of his wits knowing he's about to die, his bleeding, his death........even a man who's been so violent himself, who's plotted and killed (including Lockerbie, let's not forget the probably he was involved there) and been a threat to so many.

Does a man always deserve some dignity?   Should millions see his utter fear, his bloody body?   Do we ever 'owe' even a monster like him his privacy at the time he's losing his life? By the way, Trestin mentioned at SilverFiddle's blog how it seems okay to have shown Gadhafi's body on television but it wasn't okay to show Osama's because Muslims might be offended.   That's a fascinating point, too.

What do you think?
(There's no image of him here to go with the article because, tell you the truth, I could barely look at that man...ever)

Friday, October 21, 2011

HELP A SOLDIER.....Sack Lunches......what a great story

You'll love the story you have one to add to it? Where you or people you saw did an amazing kindness for a soldier or two? Please share it with us! Thanks...Z (and thanks, Mustang)

Sack Lunches

I put my carry-on in the

luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned

seat. It was going to be a long flight. 'I'm

glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will

get a short nap,' I thought.

Just before take-off,

a line of soldiers came down the aisle and

filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding

me. I decided to start a conversation.

'Where are you

headed?' I asked the soldier seated nearest to


'Petawawa. We'll be there for two

weeks for special training, and then we're being

deployed to  Afghanistan  


flying for about an hour, an announcement was

made that sack lunches were available for five

dollars. It would be several hours before we

reached the east, and I quickly decided a lunch

would help pass the time...

As I reached for my

wallet, I overheard a soldier ask his buddy if

he planned to buy lunch.  'No, that seems

like a lot of money for just a sack lunch.

Probably wouldn't be worth five bucks.

I'll wait till we get to base.'

His friend agreed.

I looked around at the

other soldiers. None were buying lunch. I walked

to the back of the plane and handed the flight

attendant a fifty dollar bill.  'Take a

lunch to all those soldiers.' She grabbed my

arm and squeezed tightly.

Our eyes met, it looked as if she was about to cry,

she thanked me. 'My son was a soldier in

Iraq   ; it's almost like you are doing it for


Picking up ten

sacks, she headed up the aisle to where the

soldiers were seated. She stopped at my seat and

asked, 'Which do you like best - beef  or


'Chicken,' I replied,

wondering why she asked. She turned and went to

the front of plane, returning a minute later

with a dinner plate from first class.

'This is your thanks.'

After we finished

eating, I went again to the back of the plane,

heading for the rest room.

A man stopped me. 'I saw what you did. I want to

be part of it. Here, take this.' He handed me

twenty-five dollars.

Soon after I returned

to my seat, I saw the Flight Captain coming down

the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he

walked, I hoped he was not looking for me, but

noticed he was looking at the numbers only on my

side of the plane. When he got to my row he

stopped, smiled, held out his hand and said, 'I

want to shake your hand.' Quickly unfastening my

seatbelt I stood and took the Captain's hand.

With a booming voice he said, 'I was a soldier

and I was a military pilot. Once, someone bought

me a lunch. It was an act of kindness I never

forgot.' I was embarrassed when applause was

heard from all of the passengers.

Later I walked to the

front of the plane so I could stretch my legs. A

man who was seated about six rows in front of me

reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine. He

left another twenty-five dollars in my palm.

When we landed I

gathered my belongings and started to deplane.

Waiting just inside the airplane door was a man

who stopped me, put something in my shirt

pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a

word. Another twenty-five dollars!

Upon entering the

terminal, I saw the soldiers gathering for their

trip to the base.

I walked over to

them and handed them seventy-five dollars. 'It

will take you some time to reach the


It will be about time for a sandwich.

God Bless You.'

Ten young

men left that flight feeling the love and

respect of their fellow travelers.

As I walked briskly to

my car, I whispered a prayer for their safe

return. These soldiers were giving their all for

our country. I could only give them a couple of

meals. It seemed so little...

A veteran is someone

who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank

check made payable to 'The  United States of

America    ' for an amount of 'up to and

including my life.'

That is Honor, and

there are way too many people in this country

who no longer understand



Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mexico says THIS is OUR FAULT?! :-)

THIS made me literally laugh out loud. 

Mexican president: US dumping criminals at border

Mexican President Felipe Calderon accused the United States on Thursday of dumping criminals at the border because it is cheaper than prosecuting them, and said the practice has fueled violence in Mexico's border areas.
U.S. officials earlier this week reported a record number of deportations in fiscal year 2011, and said the number of deportees with criminal convictions had nearly doubled since 2008.
"There are many factors in the violence that is being experienced in some Mexican border cities, but one of those is that the American authorities have gotten into the habit of simply deporting 60 (thousand) or 70,000 migrants per year to cities like Ciudad Juarez or Tijuana," Calderon told an immigration conference.
Among these deportees "there are many who really are criminals, who have committed some crime and it is simply cheaper to leave them on the Mexican side of the border than to prosecute them, as they should do, to see whether they are guilty or not," Calderon said. "And obviously, they quickly link up with criminal networks on the border."

Wait...that's AMERICA'S PROBLEM?   It's OUR FAULT?   :-)

Gadhafi's dead

WOW....this is big news.

Herman Cain and the Koch Brothers

I'm not sure I understand this and maybe you can help.......The leftwingers ignore Soros's connections to so many leftwing causes but let the Koch Brothers back Herman Cain and  it needs the examination and misleading conjecture in the link?    Nobody's researched who paid for Obama's college educations,  how he got to be the editor of the Law Review,  how he ever got two books published when he had done absolutely nothing remarkable in his life to that point;  nobody pays attention to the ties  between him and Soros, we're supposed to believe that the Malik Shabazz who visited the White House "isn't THAT Malik Shabazz" and SO much more, but Herman Cain's connection with Conservative backers is a problem?

It's almost comical to hear even my own leftwingers here at geeeZ bring up the KOCH BROTHERS whenever there's the slightest negative thing about Obama that they can't deny...... as if the Koch Bros are some kind of disgusting evil people.   Soros is pretty disgusting and destructive to a lot of us, too, but while the Right connects the dots to him and Obama and so many very leftwing groups, the Leftist media's busy with the scissors cutting the connections.   Where's an article in the mainstream media linking him to Obama? :-)

Does Herman Cain deserve to be maligned because Rightwing Millionaires are helping him?  Obama had huge funding from Wall St millionaires......If that's such a terrible thing, why didn't he turn it down?

I have no horse in the Koch Brothers race...I don't care who they are but I'm glad that they're rich and help like-minded people...when was that a crime?
Meanwhile, Cain was excellent on Piers Morgan last night...anybody see it?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Debate recap

Did you watch the debate tonight?  I watched about 75% of it.  I thought Anderson Cooper did a fair job of running the whole thing by himself.  I thought the format was too conducive to bickering, as Newt said, so I'm a little surprised to see CNN's pundits in the after-debate discussions (Hat's off to their having Republican Ari Fleischer included in that discussion, even if he did sound like a GOP hack tonight) so critical of the way that Romney was, as they suggested, picked on.   When you have a format where every time someone's name is mentioned by a candidate that person who's name is mentioned can fight back, what the heck did CNN expect? Back/forth/back/forth......silly.

Was this the format to particularly show a side of the Republican candidates that wasn't too attractive?  I didn't find the bickering attractive at all, what about you?  On the other hand, they might not be spending the money Obama's going to spend, but these guys are spending and putting in a lot of energy and who expects them to keep the gloves on when they're together??

PERRY IS TOAST, in my opinion.  He stands, physically, like one of the kids in The Little Rascals (no offense, Alfalfa), unfitting suit, chest out, arms back, it was embarrassing;  that shouldn't matter but it does to me.   He spoke rather haltingly and I just don't think he's got what it takes.

Which leads me to Ron Paul;   I shouldn't care about someone's ability to look presidential, but RON PAUL as PRESIDENT? :-)   And, frankly, his stances are beginning to win me over.  But, still..........President?  REALLY?

Cain has humor and honesty and isn't afraid to say he was wrong. He's just who he is, which I think is pretty great, and I like that very much.

Santorum appeared to be so sincere and very up on the topics, if he'd had a bit more time, which was denied him because of the format.  Did you see the end, when people come up on stage?  Santorum had absolutely nobody approach him and looked befuddled and wandered off the stage..........

The FORMAT prevented most from getting a chance to speak as often as Romney and Perry because, as I said above, each time Romney talked, he attacked Perry, and likewise, and when that happened, Cooper'd say "Mr. Romney, you want to respond?"      It was like a boxing match between Romney and Perry and other guys sparring around the ring rope!

Bachman...I don't know what to say.  Do I think she can win? No.  Do I think she's really smart and really earnest in wanting to fix America?  Heck yes.   She's resolute but I don't think she's got a chance.   I very much liked her idea of invoicing Iraq for all we did there....I blogged on that the other day;  when Iraq can financially help Iran support Syria, it's time for Iraq to PAY US FIRST.

Newt......I'm conflicted. He's SO smart and so experienced, but I feel he has no chance in a general election. He actually criticized the format ten minutes after I had that exact thought......How can all get a chance to speak when it's all back/forth/back/forth because Romney kept mentioning Perry and Perry kept mentioning Romney, which prompted a rebuttal opportunity?  Ridiculous format.

Mitt Romney... I can see now why he's kept gloves on;  he's not attractive when he's attacking.  I did like when he stopped the proceedings about immigration and reminded America that ALL the candidates on the stage are 100% for LEGAL immigration.  I felt that was important and good of him.
Romney....blech!  But, he does have his moments that I kind of like him.   Awfully slick; I don't love slick.

So CNN's Gloria Borger says, after the debate,  "OH, they were so angry!" With that format, how could they not be?  How can CNN be so shocked when candidates attack each other!?   Then there's that dope Donna Brazile saying Perry did well.  WHAT?   And that AWFUL David Gergin, turncoat,  "Obama won tonight."


What do you think? Did you watch?

Child Consent? REALLY? Another terrific PRISCILLA'S POST

There is another assault against parental rights in California. Gov. Jerry Brown signed  into law a mandate which allows minors 12 years old and up the choice to get a vaccination without parental consent or knowledge. It sure was kept quiet, wasn't it? The bill is AB499. The vaccine is called Gardisil which is hailed as a  preventative against cervical cancer (sometimes said to be caused by multiple partners), and was developed to prevent genital warts.
“Children who can not bring a Pamprin to school for cramps, can now agree to a vaccination.”

The schools introduce sex to 5 year olds, and continue to become more explicit in their teaching as they get older, and
we wonder why children younger and younger are participating in sexual activity which can greatly raise their chances of disease? Now, parents have no right in California to be told their 12 year old girl is having, or had, a vaccination. She can consent to a vaccination without parents’ knowledge. But, she can't go to a tanning salon between the ages of 14 to 18 without parental consent!?

This is different than the law Texas Governor Perry signed. That informs parents they can opt out. Personally, I believe in people being able to opt in if they wish, but at least in this case the parents make the decision. However, the damn fools here in California, voted Gov. Moonbeam in, didn't they! Meanwhile, Meg Whitman has just been made CEO of Hewlitt Packard!!!!  We sure could have used her business acumen here in California....and now we see that more and more.

Little by little parental authority is being undermined  by the state, all states, and still the outrage is minimal at best. Parents are told what their children can eat at some schools, even if they bring their own lunch. Now this. Where does this all end? It won’t until parents take a stand that can’t be ignored;  until then, I’m afraid there is no stopping any state which has little respect for parental authority over their own children.

Thanks so much, Pris....I'm eager to hear comments from my readers.....What do you all think?

American kids and the Mexican pledge of allegiance

"Students in a Texas public high school were made to stand up and recite the Mexican national anthem and Mexican pledge of allegiance as part of a Spanish class assignment, but the school district maintains there was nothing wrong with the lesson.
It happened last month in an intermediate Spanish class at Achieve Early College High School in McAllen, Texas — a city located about 10 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.

Wearing red, white and green, students had to memorize the Mexican anthem and pledge and stand up and recite them in individually in front of the class."

When one American girl decided that she shouldn't have to pledge allegiance to another country just because her teacher of  Mexican descent said she should, she and her father went to the Hispanic Principal who insisted she write a paper on the Mexican Revolution if she was going to refuse the original assignment.... The teacher went on with this exercise for the rest of the kids.  

HERE is the whole article about the situation if you want more details.

I have sung in clubs in Germany and France, in those languages, and I know firsthand that learning lyrics in another language helps immeasurably with grammar, and in helping get the 'music' of the language into one's ears .....but to teach American kids another country's pledge and national anthem?    Teach them "La Paloma" or "Besame Mucho"...They both have Spanish lyrics, too.  Why not teach them poetry in Spanish instead of the Pledge?

What do you think?  Was it necessary to make kids memorize another country's pledge?  Wouldn't a poem in that language work?  Or are we far too sensitive and nothing was meant by this?
(thanks for the tip, Elbro)

Monday, October 17, 2011

The TRUTH ....Gov Walker was so right

Be sure to click on the link at the bottom to read the article.....hats off to Gov.Walker
   … hope that this info gets seen by everyone …the news media won't touch it because they are supported by the left and the unions.
  Now the TRUTH is starting to surface.  
Remember the violent and disgusting demonstrations over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker doing away with collective bargaining for teacher's unions? The results are in. Some school districts went from a $400,000 deficit to a $1,500,000 surplus as a result. Why?  
It seems that the insurance company that provided all the "so-called" benefits to the teachers was an insurance company owned and operated  by the teacher's union. Since the outfit was guaranteed to get the insurance business from the teachers, and the State had to pay for it (not the teachers) the insurance company was increasing annual costs every single year to become the most expensive insurance company in the state. Then the company was donating millions and millions of dollars to its favorite democrat politicians who, when they got elected, guaranteed to keep funding the union's outrageous costs. In other words, the insurance company was a "pass through" for Wisconsin taxpayer money directly to the democrat politicians.
Nice racket, and this is the racket that is going on in every single State that allows collective bargaining.
No wonder the States are taking it away. Now the State of Wisconsin is free to put the insurance contract out for bids and, lo and behold, they have saved so much money it has turned deficits into surplus amounts. As a result, none of the teachers had to be laid off, everyone got a raise, etc., etc., and the taxpayers of Wisconsin don't have to pay more taxes to fund the union's political ambitions.
If you weren't aware of the reasons Gov. Walker was fighting to take away collective bargaining, it gives you an idea of the problem the Republican Party has. Outside of one or two, none of them know how to speak up and explain properly what the problem was. We could sure use a Ronald Reagan now, someone who could explain things for people to understand, since we know that people don't like to read anymore.

Here is the article:

Obama and the Protests......what do you think?

Marchers with Occupy Wall Street lead off a march that included labor unions through Lower Manhattan Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, in New York. Unions gave a high-profile boost to the long-running protest against Wall Street and economic inequality, with their members joining thousands of protesters in a lower Manhattan march. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)Marchers with Occupy Wall Street lead off a march that included labor unions through Lower Manhattan Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, in New York. Unions gave a high-profile boost to the long-running protest against Wall Street and economic inequality, with their members joining thousands of protesters in a lower Manhattan march. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
President Obama’s shock troops are marching in the streets. Occupy Wall Street - a movement composed of communists, anarchists, socialists and anti-globalization student radicals - is spreading. Protests have swelled in cities including New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver and Philadelphia. The protesters are gaining influence and numbers. A ragtag group of hippie students has turned into a potent political force.
Occupy Wall Street seeks to demonize big banks, large corporations and capitalism. Its goal is to overturn America’s economic structure. The protesters are calling for wealth redistribution, fees on bank profits and massive tax increases on the rich. Many are demanding a socialist revolution - the confiscation of private property and nationalization of the economy. They are the heirs of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Vladimir Lenin. Their aim is to impose the hammer and sickle upon America.
Leftist radicals, such as Michael Moore and Norm Chomsky, have endorsed the anti-capitalist movement. Both men have glorified authoritarian communist regimes - Fidel Castro's Cuba, Hugo Chavez' Venezuela and the old Soviet Union. Their hatred for America has found expression in the rabble on the streets of New York and Washington. Actress Roseanne Barr even has called for the return of the “guillotine.” She wants bankers to be sent to “re-education camps,” and if they still refuse to hand over their profits, they should be beheaded, she says. This is the language of revolutionary terror and Marxist violence.
Mr. Obama has said he “sympathizes” with the protesters - especially their anger at Wall Street and “fat-cat” bankers. For years, he has demonized billionaires and millionaires, jet owners and corporate America. His divisive, irresponsible rhetoric has laid the groundwork for Occupy Wall Street.
The White House connection is even deeper. The protest’s main players all have ties to the Obama administration. Its primary organizer is former Obama “green-jobs czar” Van Jones. Mr. Jones is a self-avowed communist and follower of Saul Alinsky, the radical community organizer who also was Mr. Obama’s intellectual mentor. Mr. Jones said October is the month of the long-awaited “progressive offensive” - the watershed moment when students, labor unions, socialists and civil rights activists coalesce into an anti-Tea Party to blunt Middle America’s growing opposition to Mr. Obama.
Occupy Wall Street also is being supported by The group was one of the first to back Mr. Obama’s presidential candidacy when he was still an obscure senator from Illinois. The protests are being funded by socialist billionaire George Soros - a key Obama ally. (Z:  by the way, the Soros spokesmen deny he's funding them.  But, check THIS out) And the protesters are being joined by big labor, the administration’s most powerful constituency.
Hence, Occupy Wall Street is not a spontaneous uprising of disenchanted citizens frustrated with corporate plutocracy and capitalist excess. Rather, it is a planned, manufactured attempt to prop up Mr. Obama’s failed presidency. It is a page taken straight from the Alinsky playbook: Demonize bankers and businessmen in order to divert attention from the real source of our economic woes, Mr. Obama’s policies.
The president inherited a recession, and he has deepened it. His out-of-control spending and trillion-dollar deficits have brought us to the brink of bankruptcy. America’s debt credit rating has been downgraded. Growth has slowed to less than 1 percent. Unemployment has risen above 9 percent. Inflation is rising as consumer confidence declines. Obamacare is strangling job creation and business investment. Mr. Obama has waged war upon the private sector. If those students are truly angry about joblessness and a bleak future, they should direct their fury at the president.
Instead, they mouth leftist pieties. They are a spoiled, dependent and illiterate generation that believes it is entitled to government handouts, state coddling and permanent prosperity. They don’t wish to be self-reliant and make their own way; rather, they want others - successful, productive members of society - to transfer their hard-earned money to subsidize their indolence. They are the kind of deadbeats the welfare state eventually produces - lazy, whining and shameless.
Alinsky argued that an economic crisis inevitably fosters a political crisis. The key for the hard left was to take advantage of our misery to seize power and impose a socialist regime. By sowing street mayhem, Occupy Wall Street is hoping to demoralize and distract Middle America into believing big business is the evil culprit for the financial collapse. The very opposite, however, is true. Meddlesome government intervention caused the housing bubble, the subprime mortgage debacle and the reckless bank lending practices that triggered the Great Recession. The way out is not more statism; it is less. Only a vibrant free market can restore economic recovery and stimulate job growth.
The protesters are not interested in real solutions. They are political activists masquerading as concerned citizens. Progressives are desperate to keep Mr. Obama in office. This is why the president is deliberately encouraging Occupy Wall Street. He hopes to create enough bedlam and then target Republicans, the Tea Party and the rich. He is pursuing the Alinsky strategy of divide and conquer, pitting interest groups and different classes against each other.
Mr. Obama has unleashed class hatred and racial hostility in the pursuit of state socialism. It is clear that his 2008 campaign slogan of “hope and change” was really a thinly veiled rallying cry, not to save the nation, but to precipitate the downfall of American capitalism.
Jeffrey T. Kuhner is a columnist at The Washington Times and president of the Edmund Burke Institute.

Z: Put aside some of the overreaching in this article (I do not think all the protesters are 'illiterate,' for example), put aside some of the truth in the fact that there are some Wall Street companies who've been dishonest, etc., and tell me if his main point has any validity.  How much HAS Obama had to do with this and where do you think it's going?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Dan Wheldon........Rest in Peace

Dan Wheldon, the 33 year old Indy Champion, was killed today in a race in Las Vegas. Wheldon leaves behind a young wife and two beautiful little boys......please keep them in prayer.  How awful


Sunday Faith Blog


God, give us men!  A time like this demands
Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands:
Men whom the lust of office does not kill;

Men whom the spoils of office can not buy;
Men who possess opinions and a will;
Men who have honor; men who will not lie;
Men who can stand before a demagogue
and damn his treacherous flatteries without winking!

Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog
In public duty and in private thinking;

For while the rabble, with their thumb-worn creeds,
Their large professions and their little deeds,
Mingle in selfish strife, lo! Freedom weeps,
Wrong rules the land and waiting
Justice sleeps..........Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881) poet, founder and editor of Scribner's Monthly.

"To rescue us from the hands of our enemies, and to enable us to serve Him without fear."  Luke 1:74

Let's all pray for good men in our lives, particularly in politics.
Have a great Sunday.
Happy Birthday, C...xxxx

Saturday, October 15, 2011

We are leaving Iraq

Did you HEAR?  This is quite a change, and a rather abrupt one;  I wonder how much THIS has to do with it?  Leaving only 160 troops behind is definitely considered "leaving",  isn't it.


Priscilla nails it on THE GREENING of Western Society...

This is a comment our good friend and commenter Pris left on the post HERE on climate change, a post with a video that's highly educational on the subject.   Pris's words ring so true I thought I'd publish it as a post so you could all chime in.........I think she's absolutely right.  There's even proof all the solar panel technology isn't working as they'd hoped and STILL our government's investing in this kind of energy or in duping the public as Pris describes?    Good stuff, Pris, thanks!

I believe that this global warming or climate change scam, is being used as a vehicle to lower the living standards of the Western world.

If the goal of a "new world order" or international central governance is what's afoot, what better way is there than to create a global so-called crisis, such as the survival of the planet?

The end goal IMO, is to level the playing field across the world. If that is so, the way to do it, is to redistribute the wealth of successful countries, bring us down and take control on a global basis.

To make people accept it, a crisis of world wide proportions had to be devised, and this is it.

Along with it, is a socialist agenda which purports to be "fair" to everyone, when in reality, it keeps the masses in their place and under the control of a central govt. all in the name of "saving the planet"

Of course this is a pipe dream which won't work, there will still be the ruling class(international power brokers), wars, cultural differences, chaos, and more poverty, not less.

Bottom line, if this agenda is successful, we lose.

Z: More poverty, that's for sure..........and, the people trying to fight this ridiculous onslaught of fakery, like the Tea Parties and Conservative experts in the field, are maligned and insulted by the leftwing, which is so duped they don't even know what they'll miss when they find themselves no longer in the America in which they were raised.  One expert being Lord Monckton (by the way, you will laugh yourself silly at the hatchet job Wikipedia's done on him because he doesn't follow their line....the inferences and the debunking of his credentials are absolutely hilarious...but, of course, he's such a dummy that THIS happened at Oxford, but never mind:-)) who was Al Gore's partner in this obfuscation until he did enough research and woke up.
I hope all this subterfuge isn't taking the eye off the ball of things we CAN do like keeping oceans clean and protecting trees, etc.......

The Flag needs to go.......I can't eat and see it at the same time...?

Would an American flag in the restaurant "disrupt your dining experience?"    I'm curious.

The Olive Garden says they'd been told that, in their town in Alabama, "NO flags or banners are allowed in restaurants unless they have a private meeting room -- the Calhoun County site doesn't -- and yes, that includes the American flag."

Would that really include the American flag?  REALLY?

What do you think?  Is it so upsetting, so disdainful a flag that it bothers people to have it in their eyesight while they eat?  Which people would be offended by it?   If this were a small Mexican restaurant in that town and the Mexican flag was used as part of decorations, do you think they'd have to take it down?


Friday, October 14, 2011

GORING the Tea Party and American Civility

WARNING:  You will not be able to watch this whole thing;  I get that.  I couldn't.  But, I had to post it for only the first half if nothing else.

Did you hear how Gore thinks the Tea Parties aren't valid because rich Republicans support them? :-)  If they are getting money in, what's it for?  The Tea Party is people coming out of their homes to parks which are free with placards they make themselves, leaving everything cleaner than they found it, so.......I suppose there's some organizational money needed but...?     And, of course, positions for organizing protesters at Wall Street are paying $350-600 according to Craig's List.   The group offering that money shares an address with SEIU and what "was" ACORN. 
Olbermann (I know, I made you sit through two of the worst of the worst on this video, sorry about that) opens the interview saying that those with his and Gore's beliefs have to "exercise every vote one has available to one," which I found a really odd way of describing our votes, don't you?  "every vote available?"   
What do you think of all of this?   An Ex VP dissing a Conservative movement but approving one which emulates a 'nonviolent' Arab Spring?  REALLY?


Sensible Climate Conversation...........for a change

A super find from MK
You'll be glad you watched!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Black Voters.........what do you think?

Herman Cain "Black Americans are brainwashed"

Dr. Cornell West  "Blacks don't vote monolithically."

90% of Blacks vote Democrat. 

Do any of you think that Herman Cain means 'brainwashed' as if he's implying Black America can't think for itself or does he mean that Black America's been marching to the liberal drummer for so long it can't or won't think otherwise?

Do you think Dr. Cornell West makes any sense when he says Black America doesn't vote monolithically as he said on FOX the other night?  Doesn't 90% seem awfully monolithic to YOU?

What percentage of Black America do you think might be rethinking their vote for Obama by now, or even Democrats in general?

geeeeeZ :-)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Muslims we could use aren't being used

 If you don't want to get too upset, don't read the article below........Mr Z and I went to see Zuhdi Jasser speak(I covered that lecture HERE) and thought a lot of him and I'd have thought this kind of Muslim is just the type we need for the position the White House is trying to fill........That he's been taken off the short list stuns me.  Read at your own risk:
Zuhdi Jasser’s Counter-Jihad
The administration refuses to utilize a strong opponent of radical Islam.

Shortly after 9/11, many thought it was imperative to teach about and promote the heroes of that deadly day. One such hero whose life and example we can never learn enough about was Rick Rescorla. Originally from England, he came to America and distinguished himself as an Army infantry officer in Vietnam. Later he became head of security at Morgan Stanley, and, after the World Trade Center bombing in 1993, he knew the terrorists would go after the Twin Towers again. He warned the authorities continually; moreover, he led regular evacuation drills between 1993 and 2001. On 9/11, he successfully led almost every Morgan Stanley employee out to safety. He himself did not make it. His last known words were, “As soon as I make sure everyone else is out.” He said those words to another Morgan Stanley employee who had yelled to him that he had to get out too. Rick Rescorla’s remains were never found.

Rick’s life was not wasted; he saved a lot of people. But if the government had listened to him before 9/11, he would have saved even more. Rick was somebody who should have been posted at the top of our intelligence community, but he wasn’t. Today, we are still not listening to the most creative and prophetic thinkers among us. One of them is Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, founder of the American Islamic Forum on Democracy. He is the intellectual Rick Rescorla of our day. Dr. Jasser, a practicing Muslim, is a physician and former lieutenant commander in the Navy — someone who, like Rick Rescorla, served his country with distinction, and continues to do so both in his medical practice and in his public warnings and teachings about the dangers from radical Islam. One of his efforts has been to confront members of Muslim Brotherhood organizations such as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), who continually denigrate America. Jasser’s view is that we should promote the virtues of American freedom and tolerance, which American Muslims enjoy, and should also publicize the way our efforts abroad have given freedom to Muslims in other countries.
Indeed, while most so-called mainstream Muslim and Arab groups in America feed hysteria and spread conspiracy theories, Dr. Jasser despises the grievance narrative; he loves America. Now more than ever, he is the kind of man our government should listen to — and, more important, he is the kind of man our government should use.
But, although Dr. Jasser has offered to serve his country again, this administration has ignored this unique opportunity. Last year, recognizing the need for a shift in our thus-far-ineffective public-diplomacy program, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and others nominated Dr. Jasser to serve on the State Department’s U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (Z: I believe this was started by Karen Hughes, remember?). The commission is charged with “Appraising U.S. Government activities intended to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics.” There could be nobody better suited to serve in this role. Here is some of what Dr. Jasser said when testifying — extemporaneously — before the House Committee on Homeland Security earlier this year:
Until we have an ideological offense into the Muslim communities domestically and globally to teach liberty, to teach the separation of mosque and state, you are not going to solve this problem. . . .
. . . Our organization has . . . created a Muslim liberty project that looks at inoculating Muslims with the ideals of liberty, giving them the empowerment to counter imams, to feel that they can represent their own faith. . . .
This is our homeland. And we want to begin, if you will, a counter-jihad, an offense to counter these ideas. That, I think, is the best way to use our resources as a nation, and remember that the freedoms that we have don’t come with a cheap price, and we need to give back.
This is, simply, Dr. Jasser’s life’s work. This is the kind of thought and talk we need more of, not less. This is the intellectual Rescorlaesque effort we should be promoting and the government should be availing itself of.

Upon his nomination, Dr. Jasser submitted reams of information about himself to the State Department and the White House Office of Personnel Management. He spent hours upon hours in interviews. He passed every clearance with flying colors, including receiving confirmation of a top-secret clearance. This is a man, after all, who gave eleven years of service to the U.S. Navy, including some very sensitive assignments. And, now, after 15 months of vetting, he has learned that his nomination has been “removed from consideration,” with no explanation.What explanation could there be? Unlike some commission members, Dr. Jasser was not a donor to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. But something else must have been at work as well. That something might have ranged from a lack of understanding of the dangerousness of jihadism and Islamism to a lack of respect for the muscular advocacy of the ideas of freedom and liberty. And, probably, one other thing was at work too: a political decision based on Dr. Jasser’s open criticism of the administration for its lack of clarity in the war of ideas and its inability to identify the ideology we are fighting. It should be noted, however, that Dr. Jasser is an equal-opportunity critic: He has spoken out against both the Bush and the Obama administrations when he believes they have faltered. Clarity in the war of ideas, the ability to identify the ideology we are fighting, and expertise in the religion of Islam are precisely what we need. It’s ten years late, but not too late. It is a shame we will not soon be availing ourselves officially of Dr. Jasser’s work. It is work that we sorely need. Indeed, it is intellectual and rhetorical courage and heroism. We ignore and spurn it at our continued peril.
— R. James Woolsey is the chairman of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and was the director of central intelligence from 1993 to 1995. Seth Leibsohn is a radio host and co-author of Fight of our Lives.
Z: This man would have been on our side.........but he won't be.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Leftwingers and their "democracy".....OH, my GOD

You simply will not believe this video....Honestly, it made me laugh so if you need some levity today, this is the video for you!.... This is quintessential leftwing dopiness; make sure you catch what they're doing to John Lewis's grueling leftwing stupidity....You WILL laugh (except for the insult to John Lewis), I promise!

Isn't that a scream?  By the way, John Lewis couldn't speak because people might think he's better than anybody else, but the leader of the group could speak? hmmmm
Thanks, Imp and Pris.........

Evil Corporations..........I love irony

Monday, October 10, 2011

Mr Z's 2 year anniversary

Obviously, my Mr. Z wasn't as famous as Steve Jobs.  And he wasn't an actor like Patrick Swayze, who died two weeks before Mr. Z did and whose wife got to go on television and tell the country what a wonderful guy her husband had been.  I felt that way about MY husband, too, and was almost envious that Mrs. Swayze got that opportunity because of Patrick's fame.   Mrs. Jobs may also choose to discuss the wonders of her husband with the world.  So I finally decided that I'd like to share a little about my husband here at GeeeZ........If you continue to read this whole post, please allow me to thank you for allowing my sheer indulgence in celebrating my husband today. (Click on underlined words and you'll see geeeZ articles which support that subject, I think you'll have fun with that if you have the time)

In the field of Defense, Mr. Z was quite well known.  Yes, he had quite a career and reached some acclaim, but mostly, he was an amazing guy and he deserves to have been better known, too. :-)

Mr. Z played amazing classical piano.  He played the accordion, too, and I made it a rule to clip any accordion jokes out and save them.  I'm not the biggest accordion fan and the jokes are never very flattering to the instrument (like my fave "Welcome to heaven, here's your harp;  welcome to hell, here's your accordion!"), but Mr Z was good natured enough to laugh at them!   Mr. Z knew American basketball (especially THE LAKERS!) almost as well as my Dad, which was quite something considering my Dad watched it all of his life and Mr Z only picked it up about 10 years before he died.  Mr. Z probably got the last fantastic education in the world in Germany in the Sixties and could grasp complicated concepts faster than anyone I'd ever met.  Mr. Z tried out for the Munich production of HAIR while he was in college and got a call back but found out he had to be naked on stage if he joined the cast so he decided against it!   Mr. Z liked Beethoven much more than the Beatles in college (yes, as big a Beethoven fan as I am, that kind of bugged me because that was the harbinger of a guy who never DID get rock'n roll!, but you adjust :-).    Mr. Z detested any brand of Socialism.  Mr. Z could eat the hottest peppers around, to the point that the waiters at the Oriental in Bangkok recognized him after six months between our trips and brought a dish of those peppers to him when we sat down.  Mr. Z loved my cooking and I loved cooking for him, especially the special German plum tart he loved SO much.. When Mr. Z came to meet me somewhere and he'd find me in a crowd, or he came in the car to pick me up and saw me standing on a curb waiting for him, his face would light up like "that's MY WIFE!"   He was faithful and good and always honest and kind. And very funny.  And he loved my humor, too.
Mr. Z adored his children, was proud of them both, and loved it when they were here visiting from Munich.  Mr. Z was adored by my family and he adored all of them.  Mr. Z loved America and came to life at the only Tea Party event he attended, as sick as he was, and insisting we go.
Mr. Z wrote many articles for GeeeZ (scroll down the link past the posts I did after he passed away and you'll find his writings) and was proud of me for doing this blog, but then, he was proud of me for everything I did and that's hard to lose, trust me..  HERE is a short piece which was his last writing, maybe his best ever.  
 Mr. Z had an amazing eye for photography (his daughter got that from him and she happened to take the above picture while he took pictures). This is one of his:

Mr. Z loved the ocean and was a sailor with many certifications.  Mr. Z would go way out of his way to help any friend who needed him.  He had become a man of strong faith during the last ten years of his life but the seeds for that faith had been planted when he'd taken himself to church as a boy to sing in the choir. Mr. Z could help me put troubles in perspective.  Mr. Z called himself "the President of  Z's fan club" and never missed a singing performance of mine no matter how many times he'd heard it.  It was Mr. Z who made sure we always had fresh flowers in the living room.  Mr. Z had fascinating, loving relatives.  Mr. Z is missed by many people.   Especially me.  To say the very least. 

So, on the 2nd Anniversary of his untimely death,  I thought I'd do a kind of FOX or CNN report here like the famous wives can do when their famous husbands die.....Thanks for hanging in there with me......I think my husband deserved it, too. :-)  And this felt good to's been a rough few days because our wedding anniversary was Thursday.

And, while we're at it, thank you so MUCH, again, to all of you who left me such amazingly kind and understanding, encouraging  messages after he died.  I'll never forget that, ever. Ever.
One thing I'd like to add here is that the only reason I am even remotely 'glad' he's not here anymore is how painful he'd find what's happened to America even only since he's been gone.  OH, and the fact that he was facing such physical suffering had he not so completely unexpectedly died in his sleep the morning of October 10, 2009.   I like to say "God came for him in the night while he slept because if he'd tried during the day, Mr. Z would have fought him harder!"  Thanks for a quick prayer for me and his children today.


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday Faith Blog

"While America faces many threats to its sovereignty and security from the outside, the greatest menace comes from the deterioration of its moral fiber within.  Patrick Henry recognized this peril when he wrote in 1799:

"....the great pillars of all government and of social life...(are)virtue, morality and religion.  This is the armor, my friend, and this alone, that renders us invincible.  These tactics we should study.   If we lose these, we are conquered indeed."
King David declared: "Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God."  (Psalm 20:7)
It will take more than a larger defense budget, better military preparedness and superior weapons to provide for our security.   It's time to remember the protective nature of godly character.

from "It's Time to Remember, America!  Connecting the Past with the Present"  by Michael R. Myers.

John Quincy Adams said "So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country and respectable members of society.  I have for many years made it a practice to read through the Bible once every year."

Have a good Sunday.....let's all think about godly character and consider the the words above.  America's children must be taught. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Herman Cain/Lawrence O'Donnell........I have NEVER seen a Conservative fight back so eloquently and strongly...

I PROMISE you will want to see these videos .... they're a bit long, but please take the time when you can.  Cain gets stronger and stronger as the videos progress.  AMAZING stuff.  My friend and commenter Net Observer sent me this information and I am STUNNEDYou WILL enjoy this.  Get past the first 2 minutes or so as the interview actually starts a few minutes into the video........:
Part 1

Part 2/3


Friday, October 7, 2011

Westboro 'Church' is at it again..........Jobs' funeral will be protested?

What does one do with people like THIS?  Surprising, isn't it, that they don't have the word CHRISTIAN in this article..and a relief.   There's nothing CHRISTIAN about this:

The Westboro Baptist Church took to an iPhone when they heard about Steve Jobs’ death Wednesday night, sending out a message saying the Apple founder would be going to hell and calling for a protest of his funeral.
“Westboro will picket his funeral. He had a huge platform; gave God no glory and taught sin,” wrote Margie Phelps, daughter of the church’s founder.
The controversial group often pickets outside of soldiers’ funerals to draw media attention to their cause, which includes anti-gay material. Phelps tweeted the messages from her account, with an automatic note appearing at the bottom of the Tweet saying “via Twitter for iPhone.”
“No peace for man who served self, not God,” she wrote with the hashtag, #hellgreetedhim. “Westboro must picket.”
Thursday morning, Phelps responded to widespread criticism of her using the iPhone to Tweet the messages, saying that the phone was created by God–not Jobs–for that purpose.
“Rebels mad cuz I used iPhone to tell you Steve Jobs is in hell.God created iPhone for that purpose! ” she wrote.
WOW...where's the love?  Where's the sadness for Jobs' death?  Look closely at the logo above; there is no end to creativity, I think Steve Jobs would have appreciated that..........good, isn't it.  He sure took a 'bite' out of the apple.