Friday, March 31, 2006

Advice To Republicans

I know y'all realize that you have an election coming up in November, right? Do you know that your fellow Republicans don't believe you know what jeopardy you are in? How close you are coming to losing the majority in both house and senate this election? No, you obviously do not, or you would not be making the noises you are making about an amnesty provision in any legislation, including McCain-Kennedy's version. We know what "audience" those two are playing to, right? No? Let me explain, McCain is playing to the cameras because he loves seeing himself on TV. Kennedy is playing to his kook base.

Just because protestors are coming out in great numbers, you think there is pressure to allow amnesty, right? Wrong! In fact, the bureaucraps in charge of immigration control could have nearly solved the problem, had that waded into those crowds, and demanded to see a green card! It's obvious that they aren't serious about enforcing the current laws, or they would have done just that! It's now come to our attention, that they have not enforced the laws
because of YOU!

"In ninety eight, the border patrol noticed that the work force picking onions in the vidalia onion fields of Georgia appeared increasingly to be illegals, so they did some raids, arrested a few dozen illegal aliens, and all the rest of them ran off. So the farmers were there stuck with onions in the ground and no one to pull them out. It was all their own fault, they knew what they were doing, but nonetheless, they were outraged. They called their Congressmen, and by the end of the week, three of Georgia's Congressmen and both Senators, Republicans and Democrats, wrote a joint letter to the Attorney General demanding that the Immigration Service stop enforcing the law. Because they said the INS does not understand the needs of American farmers. "

As for your apparent concern over these shows of outrage, it's not resonating with most of us, so why concern yourself with them? It's the rest of us you should care about! They're illegal, remember? As for the
student version of these so-called protests, what did y'all do to get out of class at that age? If you don't think that siding with these folks won't enrage your voting public, you've got another "think" coming!

"If the demonstrators thought that they were bringing attention to their legitimate grievances--the sheer impossibility of deporting 11 million residents across the border or the hypocrisy of Americans de facto profiting from "illegals" who cook their food, make their beds, and cut their lawns--they seemed oblivious to the embarrassing contradictions of their own symbolism and rhetoric. Most Americans I talked to in California summed up their reactions to the marches as something like, 'Why would anyone wave the flag of the country that they would never return to--and yet scream in anger at those with whom they wish to stay?' Depending on the particular questions asked, polls reveal that somewhere around 60-80% of the public is vehemently opposed to illegal immigration. "

In most American's opinions if they want to wave the Mexican flag, live under the Mexican flag, no one is keeping them in America! So, just as a reminder, congress, "Y'all work for US, not them!" So stop the posturing, folks. We're on to you.

Now that I have you between the proverbial rock, and a hard spot, here's what I suggest. The American people, by an 80% margin, want the borders secured. Got that? It's on both sides of political spectrum, not just GOP voters! So here's an "out" for you. Ignore the fact that we have 12 to 20 million illegals in the country, and concentrate on getting the border secured! Build fences, virtual or real, whatever it takes, but stop the hemorrhaging! You can address what to do with the illegals currently here later, but get the border CONTROLLED!

Note to my fellow bloggers, and other critics of the President for his stand on this issue. According to Karen Hughes, from her book,
Ten Minutes From Normal, this is not a new stand for President Bush. One thing I've always admired about him is that when he says something, he means it, and he does not change his stance on any issue. In this case, his stand on Mexican immigrants, both legal and illegal, can be summed up by something he's said throughout his political career, "Family values do not stop at the Rio Grande." Or more recently, "Family values do not stop at the border." Whether you understand or agree with it, he's been consistent!

// posted by DagneyT @ 11:15 AM

Thursday, March 30, 2006

The Death of Manhood?

Backing down has become a disease in America. This story is just about backing down from carrying a magazine because it shows the infamous Prophet Mohammed cartoons. If you're interested, you will follow the link. I'm not going to exerpt it here, as it is not what this post is really about. It's about the dying concept of what manhood is all about!

I've often said, to friends, and on blog comments, that the big difference in the Muslim religion is the treatment of its women.
Inhumane doesn't come close to describing it. Conversely, the Orthodox Church, the original & catholic church, reveres women. Theotokos, in the Greek Orthodox, is the Ever Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and she is held up as a literal queen of the Church.

My, how things have changed. Women of my generation have been putting forth the myth, for the past 40 years, that there is no difference between men and women. Meanwhile, we were telling men that they need to be more sensitive, to discover their "feminine" side! Balderdash.

This sort of left-wing looney thinking has led to a lack of support for scouting, because it "promotes a stereotypical male/female role". Well, yes. As it should!

It's caused so many politically correct nonsense in our schools, that it would be hard to list them all! How about banning dodge-ball games, to name one innocuous example. You can start your own list of the lunacy, we're all familiar with them. Even our military has become a victim of this lunacy. My soldiers at our Thanksgiving kept calling the men in their unit "males". No longer are women in the Army "support", they're on the front lines.

God intended, IMHO, for woman to be a civilizing influence on man. He intended that she is to be taken care of by her man, to be cherished, as taught in the original Church teachings. However, taming, or civilizing, does NOT mean emasculating him! I see the emasculating happening far too often in America, and frankly, I find it to be frightening!

// posted by DagneyT @ 1:54 PM

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

More Loonie Left

Apparently Meathead is upsetting some folks;

"Complaining of "personal political attacks," Hollywood director Rob Reiner resigned Wednesday from a statewide preschool commission he helped create.

His organization, the
California First 5 Commission, has been under scrutiny for its spending practices. "

Whatever the spending practices, I really don't care. That this program still exists is troubling, considering Meathead Reiner was one of the founders! Why? Well, let me quote my mom, "Get 'em young, bring 'em up right." She was actually referring to her childhood love affair, and long standing marriage with my father, until his death. Her reference has nothing to do with this story, but her comment has everything to do with it. Check out their Mission Statement:

"Current research in brain development clearly indicates that the emotional, physical and intellectual environment that a child is exposed to in the early years of life has a profound impact on how the brain is organized. The experiences a child has with respect to parents and caregivers significantly influence how a child will function in school and later in life. The California Children and Families Act of 1998 is designed to provide, on a community-by-community basis, all children prenatal to five years of age with a comprehensive, integrated system of early childhood development services. Through the integration of health care, quality child care, parent education and effective intervention programs for families at risk, children and their parents and caregivers will be provided with the tools necessary to foster secure, healthy and loving attachments. These attachments will lay the emotional, physical and intellectual foundation for every child to enter school ready to learn and develop the potential to become productive, well-adjusted members of society. "

Reading the dissertation, you get the impression that these folks are doing lots of wonderful things. They may very well be doing just that, but they are also reducing family time & influence in settings that are more important to a child's formative years. This program is primarily focused on getting to kids long before they enter grade school. For working parents, I'm sure this is an attractive alternative. However, in keeping with Shrillary's "It Takes a Village" viewpoint, this is a long used tactic of the left. I am talking about their preferred manner of educating our children. If you get the kids young, you can bring them up to your viewpoint, rather than their parents' viewpoints. Establish programs to get to them early. That's the entire point of
this program.

That's is what they count on! You see, the left believes, to its core, that the only chance they have of surviving is to inculcate their beliefs into the populace from early childhood, lest these uneducated morons who gave birth to these tots do terrible things to their childish psyches by introducing them to church or synagogue, and hold them accountable for their behavior.

I'm glad Reiner's gone, but the program should be gone too! Birth to 5 years is a family's nurturing time! Is it any wonder home schooling is becoming more prevalent? Hey folks, I lived with these people, was subjected to their techniques, was taught in their schools. What is it Rush Limbaugh says? "I know these people [libs] like I know every square inch of my glorious naked body." Me too, Rush. Me too!

// posted by DagneyT @ 1:00 PM

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Loonie Left in Hollywierd

The news seems to be chock full of loonie behavior from the Hollywood types today! Here's a sample of their wierdness;

Sean Penn

It seems that Mr. Penn does not like Ann Coulter very much. [Annoying sign-on required] He has a Barbie-like doll of Ms. Coulter that he enjoys abusing when he's in a testy mood. He tells us that the doll has cigarette burns in some not-to-be-discussed areas of her body. It seems Ms. Coulter outed Sean's daddy in her book "Treason", and he's not been a fan of hers ever since! Does anyone take this moron seriously?

Sharon Stone

Now here's a woman I'd want to have counselling my daughter.....NOT!

"She explains, "I was in the store the other day and I watched a young girl trying on clothes, showing her abdomen. "Her mother was trying to talk to her about not being inappropriately luring. I said, 'Gee that would look much nicer with a camisole under.' "Her mother walked away, and I said to the girl, 'I'd like to give you a two-minute conversation about sex.' "Young people talk to me about what to do if they're being pressed for sex? I tell them (what I believe): oral sex is a hundred times safer than vaginal or anal sex. "If you're in a situation where you cannot get out of sex, offer a blow job. I'm not embarrassed to tell them."

A word to parents in department stores with your children: If you see Sharon Stone, grab the kid, and run the other direction! Do NOT stop for a chat!

Then there's Tom Cruise

Poor Katie. She apparently doesn't have much control over what is hung on the walls of their home. Scientology pals of Tom are placing 6' placards all over the house!

"One reads: “Be silent and make all physical movements slow and understandable.”

Dawson’s Creek actress Katie, 26, must “keep mum” and will not even be allowed painkillers when she has the couple’s first child due any day.

Friends — believed to be Scientology elders — were pictured carrying the huge white boards through the gates."

What's worse, she cannot speak, murmer, talk, coo, or communicate with her newborn for a week after the child is born. As a mom, I would bet that her natural instincts will ignore this ridiculous rule! Tom, this is known as bonding between mother and child.

Now would you all please SHUT UP, AND ACT! Obviously, it's the only thing you're capable of accomplishing with any scintilla of ability.

And Further, Alec Baldwin

I finished this blog, and have been listening to some of Sean Hannity's program, so I just have to add a tidbit about the potential politician Alec Baldwin. It seems he was on some radio program on Sunday night, when Sean overheard his denigrations of our troops and our country and basically said to himself, "Enough's enough", and called in to the program while this idiot was on-air.

Mr. Baldwin's response to Sean's defense of our troops and country, called Sean a "No talent, former construction worker hack.".

Excuse me, Mr. Baldwin, but you just outed yourself. You have no clue, no hint of what Americans are all about! To use "construction worker" as the most denigrating slam your not-too-swift brain could think of, in the heat of the moment, proves to us what the average American means to you and others of your ilk! Need you wonder at the falling viewership of your movies? Or is that the reason you are considering becoming a politician?

// posted by DagneyT @ 12:05 PM

Sunday, March 26, 2006

I'm A Cheerleader For Carlton Sherwood

This little tidbit was brought to my attention by Small Town Veteran [hat tip: Mudville Gazette].

"The Massachusetts senator recently created a defense fund to pay his legal costs in a federal defamation lawsuit filed last fall by a Pennsylvania filmmaker, Carlton Sherwood.

Sherwood alleged that Kerry and a top aide sought to "discredit and silence" him while blocking the broadcast of his anti-Kerry documentary during the final weeks of the race. [Can't have someone spilling the beans about him, now can we? Telling the truth, and John sKerry just never happen in the same room at the same time.]

The film, "Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal," alleges Kerry's actions as an anti-war activist after he returned home from the Vietnam War harmed American POWs. Kerry lied about atrocities by U.S. soldiers as a leader of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, according to the film." [I know the extent of damage, Mr. Sherwood. Call on me to testify! Too many of my pals were defamed, and I'd love to help your case on this, Mr. Sherwood!]

He rewrote it without the liberal bias, quite ably I might add, so go check it out. He also links this page, which updates all such veterans cases.

As you may know, there is no love lost at this site for Jawn sKerry. So I offer a cheer for Mr. Carlton Sherwood: RAH RAH RAH, HIP HIP HOORAY, and ask you, Mr. Sherwood, how do I donate to YOUR defense fund? Especially since another suit has surfaced against Mr. Sherwood this time.

"Jon Bjornson, M.D. v. Carlton Sherwood and Red, White and Blue Productions, Inc., Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation and NewsMax

Another former member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War has brought a lawsuit claiming that he was libeled by Carlton Sherwood's documentary Stolen Honor. In a complaint filed August 25, 2005, nearly a year after Stolen Honor was released, a man named Jon Bjornson alleges that Stolen Honor implied he was a "fraud and a liar" who made up stories of atrocities by US soldiers in Vietnam in order to deceive the American people. Bjornson's name was never mentioned in Stolen Honor.

Represented by the same counsel representing Kenneth Campbell in his defamation lawsuit against Carlton Sherwood, Bjornson has sued not only Sherwood but also the VVLF and its board of directors. Four members of the VVLF's board are veterans who served more than five years each as POWs in North Vietnamese prisons. The VVLF did not yet exist when Stolen Honor was put together and released."

This is one of sKerry's buddies from VVAW, who deserves to be in prison alongside sKerry for out and out sedition, if not treason for aiding and abetting the enemy. The anti-war zealots from my generation just don't seem to die, nor do they like the idea of just fading away. My misfortune to have been born in the same era with so many anti-Americans! Now where did you say I could donate to your defense fund, Carlton Sherwood?

// posted by DagneyT @ 4:51 AM

Friday, March 24, 2006

Natalee Holloway's Demise?

If you are a Fox News viewer, you most certainly have seen the coverage of this story over the past year or so...or at least it feels as though it's been that long. Tonight the coverage continued on O'Reilly and Hannity and Colmes, and I must make some observations. [Despite the fact that I've pleaded with Fox News over their OVERcoverage of this story, I've got to get these observations off my chest!]

Were I Natalee's mom, I would have been like Beth Holloway Twitty. I would be doing whatever it took to get the attention required to find my child. As you may or may not have learned about me, I'd be the clarion call, the proverbial squeeky wheel, whatever it took, to find my baby! I applaud her efforts, as obnoxious as the coverage has been to the rest of the world. Who cares? It's my kid!

Today, the latest story arising is that Natalee was not murdered. So what happened to her? Let's say that she died from a combination alcohol/drug overdose. Geraldo Rivera was on O'Reilly tonight, saying that he and some other journalists walked the street where Natalee was last seen, and were solicited repeatedly to buy cocaine, etc.

So then, why hasn't her body been discovered? As I remember, there was a boat captain who was interviewed early on in the investigation. He was a "friend" of Yuran Van der Sloot's [sic] family, or Yuran, whatever. The point I'm trying to make is my own hypothesis. Yuran's daddy was a mover/shaker/judge on the island of Aruba, whose entire economy is based upon tourism. Daddy of Yuran was called in the night, or shortly therafter, of the supposed disappearance of Natalee. So what may have happened?

IMHO, the boat captain may have been called, and asked to transport the spent [I won't go into details as to....] body of Natalee, and to deposit it into the deep blue to feed the fishes, so that the discovery of her body could not despoil the Aruban economy.

American families, please think about where you are sending your offspring to spend their spring breaks!

// posted by DagneyT @ 6:27 PM
Do You Still Read The Grey Lady?

After this, why would you waste your time?

"For the second time in less than a week, The New York Times today admitted to a serious error in a story. On Saturday it said it had misidentified a man featured in the iconic "hooded inmate" photograph from Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Today it discloses that a woman it profiled on March 8 is not, in fact, a victim of Hurricane Katrina--and was arrested for fraud and grand larceny yesterday.

As it did in the Abu Ghraib mistake, the Times ran an editors' note on page 2 of its front section, along with a lengthy news article (this time on the front page of Section B). Again mirroring the Abu Ghraib episode, the newspaper revealed a surprising and inexplicable lapse in fact-checking on the part of a reporter and/or editor. "

We all know they have an agenda, so when you read most of it, you read it with the mental filter that it leans 45 degrees left. But when the reporting is just downright shoddy, with "inexplicable" lapses in their willingness or ability to check basic facts before they publish, it makes me wonder why anyone would waste a minute of their valuable time even picking it up!

// posted by DagneyT @ 5:17 AM

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Shrillary & Company

Why is it that this story nauseates me? Perhaps it's because when the word "Jesus" comes out of this particular mouth, it sounds more like blasphemy!

"It is certainly not in keeping with my understanding of the Scriptures," Clinton said, "because this bill would literally criminalize the Good Samaritan and probably even Jesus himself."

The bill in question would make being in America illegaly a felony, and she is opposing it. Ms. Rob'em, what part of "illegal" do you not understand? Oh wait! I forgot! This is the woman who says that felons should be allowed to vote!

One of her buddies is being just as helpful as she is to help America stem the tide of illegals. Her pal Dirty Harry Reid is again threatening a filibuster, according to Breitbart.com.

"Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he would "use every procedural means at my disposal" to prevent Frist from bypassing the Judiciary Committee. Frist, R-Tenn., has made clear the Senate will take up his proposal next week if the 18-member committee fails to complete a broader bill.

"If Leader Frist brings a bill to the floor that does not have the approval of the Judiciary Committee, it will not get out of the Senate," Reid told reporters at the San Ysidro border crossing, a few steps from Tijuana, Mexico."

Well, folks, all I have to say to you is, why would you want these people to run our legislative branch of government? You do know they are convinced they can win it back in November, don't you? I plan to do anything and everything in my power to see that it doesn't happen! These folks are more and more pawns of the likes of the moveon.org crowd.

// posted by DagneyT @ 5:23 AM

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Set-Up From Lefties In MSM

I double-darn guarantee you that this story will get plenty of play in the left-wing media! Why? Not because it's the story of a wacky old man obsessed with his manicured yard murdering his 15 year old taunting teen neighbor, but because of this;

"Neighbors said Martin lived alone quietly, often sitting in front of his one-story home with its neat lawn, well-trimmed shrubbery and flagpole with U.S. and Navy flags flying."

Where will this go from here? In my humble and seasoned opinion, it will begin a snowball effect of stories on loopy veterans. The left will begin to advance the theory that the military 'machine' is out of control, and it is producing mental aberations in our service personnel which will continue. All of our veterans who are currently in Iraq and Afghanistan are going to come home to be a threat to their neighbors. Watch for stories of this variety from now until the upcoming election!

There will be stories about 'gun toting, flag flying' nutcases from sea to shining sea! All in an attempt to perpetrate the Viet Nam era fable that the military renders normal human beings misfits and malcontents who are a danger to their former friends and neighbors.

I will not stand for this to happen again! It happened to too many of my contemporaries during and after Viet Nam. I will fight with every breath in my body to dispell such blather, and put it into its proper context. As the Marines are fond of saying, "you always have your 10%". Their meaning? There is 10% of every population that is basically a nutcase to begin with, and you just have to accept it.

// posted by DagneyT @ 2:33 PM

Monday, March 20, 2006

2nd Post Today?

In memory of my friend Bunker Mulligan, I am offering this 2nd news post...he was so good at that...he's still missed. This item is on another note from the ME, but with relevance to the last one. In fact, this story brought to my attention by my husband this morning.

"A judge tells The Associated Press the defendant, Abdul Rahman, was arrested last month after his family accused him of becoming a Christian.
During a one-day hearing Thursday, the defendant allegedly confessed that he had converted from Islam to Christianity 16 years ago while working as a medical aid worker.

The prosecutor says he offered to drop the charges if Rahman converted back to Islam but he refused."

Christians have been following this path since Christ ascended, but the idea that Afghanistan has such a law is appalling. Iraq's constitution does not leave out other religions or women, but Afghanistans does?

Is it any wonder this story makes me nervous?

// posted by DagneyT @ 2:52 PM
Riveting Interview!

Michael Yon has a "must see" video on his site. Dr. Wafa Sultan is a voice of reason in a dangerous world brought on by Islamofascism. She is a Syrian-born American woman who is now living a "secular" life, and speaking out against her former religion. There are many in the Jewish and Christian community who believe that Mohammed, the founder of Islam, was a false prophet. I do not make any judgement of that sort here, but I do find Dr. Sultan's assertions and statements in this video to be riveting at the very least, and thought provoking at the most.

Here's a sample;

"Perhaps her most provocative words on Al Jazeera were those comparing how the Jews and Muslims have reacted to adversity. Speaking of the Holocaust, she said, “The Jews have come from the tragedy and forced the world to respect them, with their knowledge, not with their terror; with their work, not with their crying and yelling.”

She went on, “We have not seen a single Jew blow himself up in a German restaurant. We have not seen a single Jew destroy a church. We have not seen a single Jew protest by killing people.”

She concluded, “Only the Muslims defend their beliefs by burning down churches, killing people and destroying embassies. This path will not yield any results. The Muslims must ask themselves what they can do for humankind, before they demand that humankind respect them.” [hat tip: Michael Yon]

Don't miss it.

// posted by DagneyT @ 12:52 PM

Saturday, March 18, 2006

France's Malaise, or America's Warning?

Reading this story is quite enlightening, but it is also quite a cautionary tale. At the height of America's war protests, the French were dealing with riots of their own.

"The images a week ago of cheering students occupying the 17th-century Sorbonne, the birthplace of the 1968 revolt, called forth memories of that exhilarating, romantic leftist youth movement."

Don't you find this reminiscent of the current crops of leftists in America? What would they do for fun, if we had not gone into Iraq? Those heady days of the Viet Nam war protests are being relived! These contemporaries of mine embarass me as much today, as they did back then! My generation will not go down in history of having made a America a better place, just the opposite, IMHO! The French are apparently having a continuing problem with the next generation:

"But the students' goal this time is far more modest. They want the abolition of a new law, the First Employment Contract, which aims to increase hiring by allowing employers to fire new workers without cause in their first two years.

"We're not back there in '68," said Nadjet Boubakeur, a 26-year-old history major at a public university here and a leader of the student movement UNEF. "Our revolt is not to get more. It's to keep what we have."

To keep what they have, eh? Freedom is certainly not a part of what the French have, if a French employer cannot fire some slug because of a law. The war on corporate America goes on, thanks to Hollywierd, but corporate France seems to have lost their war back in 1968.

"Sixty-eight was a mass revolutionary movement to create a socialist society," said Henri Weber, now a member of the European Parliament, who was a Communist leader of the 1968 revolt. "We had an idealistic vision."

You call it idealistic, Monsieur Weber, I call it, communism or socialism, a demonstrable failure, one which we conservatives are in a constant fight against in America! The lefties in the Democrap party would love to adopt French policies, and had they succeeded in getting sKerry into the White House, we would be further along on this path! This is another reason we cannot allow them to take over the Congress in November.

"The current problem stems from a flawed educational system that churns out young people who lack the necessary skills to get jobs, combined with rigid labor laws that discourage job formation because they require hugely expensive benefits and job-security packages that make it difficult for employers to fire anyone."

Hmmm...a flawed educational system. Sound familiar anyone? Grizzly Mama, your children and others like them could well be the saviors of our American democracy!

"The headquarters of UNEF, the student organization, in a gritty section of northeast Paris reflects the disparate nature of the movement. The walls are lined with posters advocating causes like new schools, an end to the war in Iraq, a boycott of McDonald's, a ban on smoking. The air is filled with smoke."

"...ban on smoking...smoke filled room...The Leftists are nothing without their contradictory nature! We wouldn't be able to recognize them if they weren't constantly contradicting themselves, a la "anti-death penalty vs. pro-abortion".

"But the students have succeeded in creating an open-ended standoff between the government and a large group of the people in which both sides seem to be driven by fear.

The government seems to fear its people; the people seem to fear change."

If that isn't malaise, nothing is!

"France likes to think of itself as revolutionary. But it is run like a big corporation with a powerful president at the head. Any change in the distribution of power can set off a crisis. Parliament is seen as too weak to serve as a check to that power. Protests are one of the only ways to get the government's attention."

God forbid American government "listen" to the unwashed masses led by Mother Sheehan!

"Those marching voiced a variety of complaints about the new labor law.

"This contract is like living beneath a guillotine," said Charlotte Billaud, 21, a political science student at the Sorbonne. "When you can be fired without reason, you do not dare criticize your boss or join a union."

No one ever taught this oh-so-French bimbo to maintain a work ethic, earn your job, and stop expecting the government to do it for you! If we don't start teaching our own children an old fashioned work ethic, i.e., that you must earn respect, and become a valuable employee in order to succeed we will be in danger of becoming a society on the rocks, as France appears to be.

In America, we can start our own business, be our own boss. Now all we have to do is to be sure not to elect a government that will tell us that we cannot fire some lazy SOB for not doing what we hired him to do! Government does not belong in the business of business!

// posted by DagneyT @ 5:44 AM

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Frist's New Backbone

I find it amazing that Senator Frist has recently grown a backbone!

"Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist plans to push Democrats for a vote of censure against President Bush!

After facing down Senator Russ Feingold's censure bill on Monday and seeing Democrats of all ranks fold, Frist thinks it's time to call Democrats on their antics, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. "

He pushed them to the mat today, and they blinked," said one Frist associate. "He dared them to vote, and Democrat Leader Harry Reid looked like he was going to be sick as he said 'No.'''

Frist is going to continue to dare Democrats to vote on censuring the President.

"When it comes to intercepting phone calls from Tora Bora to Topeka, Frist thinks Senate Democrats have made a huge blunder, and he will lead the charge to make Democrats put up or shut up on censure," the top insider claimed."

So what is the reason for Frist's sudden show of strength? Particularly after his abysmal response to the threats of the Donks during the confirmation hearings of Roberts and Alito? Could it be his run for the presidency, with the results of the Southern Leadership meeting this past weekend?

I'm sorry, Senator Frist, but your lack of backbone for most of the past five years leaves me very cold toward your presidential bid. Long run, I don't trust you anymore than I trust Senator McCain. You may convince me I'm wrong in the next 2.5 years, but I doubt it.

// posted by DagneyT @ 3:36 PM

Friday, March 10, 2006

The Abortion Bandwagon

Democraps' sacred cow is being chased all over the American landscape. South Dakota led the way, now Tennessee is in the hunt! [hat tip: GOPbloggers] We knew this was coming, as soon as President Bush appointed his replacement for the fence sitting Sandra Day O'Conner. This will put this debate where it belonged to begin with; a state's rights issue. These laws are being written with the full knowledge that the ACLU will pick up the first opportunity to take this fight to the Supreme Court.

Stand back, folks, and watch the fur fly! It should be an interesting fight, as it will bring out every left leaning kook base supporter of the donks. Which is great! It's just in time for them to be put on display for November elections. I love it whenever they come out of the woodwork. It gives every reasonable Democrat in America the feeling of "whose side am I on, anyway?"

// posted by DagneyT @ 5:35 AM

Thursday, March 09, 2006


Thinking back over our recent trip through the Katrina ravaged south, I recall the groups of people working with gloved hands holding brooms, shovels, buckets and other implements to recover what they could from the rubble. It seemed as though there were such groups gathered all over Alabama & Mississippi.

At one motel where we stayed, there were vans and buses full of teens from all over the country. I asked a chaperone if they were there for a softball tournament or some other sporting event? The answer was, "No. This is a church group. We're going to help out Katrina survivors." My eyes teared up, and all I could say was "God bless you."

When we reached New Orleans, and drove through the French Quarter, it was a different story. There were college students everywhere, spring break, I guess. But this group of young people were not there to help anyone, they were there to party.

Yesterday, the big news story was about another group of college students.

"Prosecutors identified the suspects as Ben Moseley and Russell Debusk, 19-year-old students at Birmingham-Southern College, and Matthew Lee Cloyd, 20, who transferred last year from Birmingham-Southern to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham."

Some TV reports suggested that the students who burned those Alabama churches were "joking around". That's not what the pastors of those churches thought.

"We are relieved. We were fearful while they were on the loose because we did not know their agenda," said Jim Parker, pastor of the Ashby Baptist Church in Brierfield, Alabama, which was burned to the ground."

It made me wonder what could possibly make those college teens think burning a church might be a joke? What spurs some teens to spend their spring break helping to rebuild cities destroyed by Katrina vs. teens with nothing better to do than to burn someone's church home?? In a word, Faith. Perhaps I should qualify the "faith". There does not seem to be any lack of "faith" in the ranks of suicide bombers in the Muslim religion. I choose the faith of life, more importantly, of Life Everlasting.

// posted by DagneyT @ 4:39 AM

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Off The Beaten Path

Coming home from Florida, I wheedled and pleaded enough to convince my husband to leave I-10, and venture on to alternate and more scenic routes, through Mobile, Biloxi, Pass Christian…in other words, through the path of Katrina. He got into the spirit of the trip, and asked me to program the
Garmin StreetPilot towards a resort he’d spent time at in another life. Imagine his surprise when the Broadwater Beach Resort Hotel was basically non-existent! He was aghast! He kept saying, "It's GONE! It's just GONE!" All along the beach route, I-90, the historic buildings were no more.

If you have not seen the devastation from Katrina, you have no clue as to the extent of the damages. I will attempt to upload photos we took, but keep in mind, these are simply a miniscule sample of the tragic destruction Katrina brought to our shores.

What struck me the most were the unmistakable signs of the American spirit, They were apparent everywhere we went. We saw spray painted signs on stoops of houses no longer there, telling friends and family “All are well” or "We’re Fine”.

There was a very little of the spirit of America apparent in Louisiana!

The streets and roads all through Alabama and Mississippi were cleaned up, with full dumpsters everywhere. Rebuilding in both states are well underway. We saw several crews out with trash bags and pincers picking up debris along the highway.

As I began to write this, we were traveling through Slidell, Pass Christian, both tragically hard hit areas. As I type into Word on my laptop, we have just arrived in Louisiana, and I am appalled! The difference is startling. It stands in stark contrast to Mississippi and Alabama. It appears that very little has been done to clean up or rebuild. Cars stand abandoned along I-10. Houses are abandoned. In a few areas, there are FEMA trailers in front yards, making the statement that the homeowner is committed to recovering. They are few and far between.

We are just about to exit onto St. Bernard Avenue, on our way to the French Quarter. The lights are not working in some of the areas, including the one right off the freeway. Under the freeway, the cars under the freeway are still parked abandoned. Garman StreetPilot asks for "shortest" or "fastest". I told it to take the shortest, so the street route takes us through much of St. Bernard Parish, the most hard hit area, according to MSM. I'm happy to see St. Marks Church is up and running, as we enter the French quarter. Paint is peeling from the old buildings…until you reach the French quarter. Where a street or two away, there are broken windows and boarded up windows, here all is normal. The streets are cleaned, and avoiding spring break college students, post Mardi Gras, requires a careful driver...thank you, Honey! As we continued toward our hotel in Baton Rouge, along I-10, I was shocked to see abandoned cars along the route. Why have they not been removed!?

My first taste of New Orleans was bittersweet. If you have read my blog before, you know that my upbringing caused me to swear I'd never visit the south. I was told that it was the heart of racial prejudice. What a load of garbage! MSM hates any place with a reverance for the Lord.

Over the years, I've learned that the true heart of racial prejudice resides in the minds and hearts of the far left. The Democrats of the 30's thru the 60's were the root of black repression, including the infamous declarations of LBJ. His creation of the welfare state is reknowned by anyone who cares to research it.

This point brings me to my closing; I would implore whatever readership I have left (no one's fault but mine!), please research the political history of Louisiana. I saw Huey Long Blvd. today, and thought to myself, "what other state would raise this crook to that status?!" [This should give you a start to your research.]

Bottom Line: Why is there such a remarkable difference between Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana post-Katrina? In as few words as I can make it: It is a failure of the Democrat's socialistic policies! Amazingly, Alabama and Mississippi figured it out. Wake up, Louisiana!

// posted by DagneyT @ 3:57 PM

Friday, March 03, 2006

My Apologies and Admonitions

Mr. President, I reacted with the same knee-jerk reaction that many other conservatives experienced, with regard to the port purchase by the UAE-based company.
I’ve since learned more of the details, facts, and particulars where the purchased is concerned, and I am writing this to apologize.

I’d have written sooner, but I’ve been on the road, and out of the reach of any wi-fi capability…in fact, I am putting this in Word for later posting.

First off, I want to point out that the, initial reaction by myself and others, was understandable given 9/11. Leaving that aside, I have to point out that Upchuck Schumer and others of his ilk are making political hay out of the whole issue, and your PR folks are failing to make the case! RINO Susan Collins and her
ridiculous rants are so out of context that one must believe that she is positioning herself for a presidential or VP run at the White House. Dear Lord, please don’t let me go through an entire election season listening to that quaky voice!

While I am at it, there are also some failings I must point out, regarding your administration’s handling, or should I say MISShandling of the media flap. What are the chances of firing most of your public relations staff? It really needs to happen, you know? They are failing you miserably!

I regret having chastised you, Mr. Bush over the issue, before I learned more about it. I should, as a blogger, check my facts and figures before I react “emotionally”. However if you read my “Statement of Purpose” above, the reason I began blogging was as a venting mechanism, so emotionalism is an intrinsic part of why I am “here”, after all.

While I am at it, I want to ask anyone who might stumble on this post: Please pray for the safety of the President on this recent trip. We cannot afford to lose this man, at this point in history!

It feels doggone good to be back online! I'm thinking a Verizon access card might very well be in order!

// posted by DagneyT @ 3:23 PM

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