Wednesday, November 30, 2005

It just doesn't sound right.

Don't you just love those classic Christmas, oops, Holiday songs?

"I'll be home for the Holidays, you can count on it. Please have snow, mistletoe, and presents under the (Holiday) tree. . ."

"Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Happy Holidays . . ."

"We wish you a Happy Holiday, and a Happy New Year . . ."

"Silver Bells, Silver Bells, it's Holiday Season in the city!"

"I'll have a blue Holiday, without you, I'll be so blue dreamin' about you! Decorations of red on a green Holiday tree, don't mean a thing . . ."

"Holiday in Dixie! It's snowin' in the pines. Happy Holidays from Dixie, to everyone tonight. And from Fort Payne, Alabama . . . Happy Holidays, tonight!"

It just doesn't seem right, does it?



Sunday, November 27, 2005

Tired of the dehumanization of US Soldiers?

Thanks to Patrick the Born Again Redneck for these pics. Click here for more.


This is kinda cool.

You Should Get a JD (Juris Doctor)

You're logical, driven, and ruthless.
You'd make a mighty fine lawyer.
I was wasting time on the internet and took this test. Cool, huh? For once something turned out how I thought it would.


These people really need to get a life . . .

Have you heard about PETA's latest stunt? Check this out.

[PETA] is producing comic books that portray fathers as homicidal maniacs.
The handout, titled "Your Daddy Kills Animals," features a grinning lunatic gutting a fish, and warns kids to keep their puppies and kittens away from Dad because he's "hooked on killing."


This is just crazy.


Saturday, November 26, 2005

Wow! He's been watching Michael Moore!

Iranian President: Bush Should Be Tried for War Crimes.

Anyone here surprised? Naw, didn't think so. The kook continues to get, er . ., kookier. If that's a word. And we know that he's really extreme when he starts talking like the average celebrity.

OK, I'll be serious. Something has to be done. Whatever it may be, this guy is a growing threat, and it should be something. Same with Hugo Chavez. We can't ignore threats like this.


In case you haven't noticed . . .

I've added web polls to my sidebar. I'd like to have your input!
The questions are ones I pick once a week or whenever I want. Pretty cool, huh?


Friday, November 25, 2005

MORE regulations on everyday life?

ASPCA Wants Law Regulating Owners of Multiple Pets.

Alright, here's what I think.

First of all, I do not support cruelty to animals in any way. I don't support dog-fighting pits or puppy mills or anything like that, and people who run such operations should be subject to the penalties.

But I do not support this. The government has control over way too many aspects of everyday life. Giving them the legal ability to control how many pets we can have is taking it too far. I am one here who strongly believes that the Feds should be more like quiet observers, stepping in when they have to, and nothing more than that. And more laws is exactly what we DON'T need. Besides, who wants the government regulating their pets of all things? This is definitely not something I support.


Citizenship to children born in the US to illegal aliens?

LOS ANGELES — Birthright citizenship is the right in which babies born in the United States, even to parents in the country illegally, automatically become American citizens.

Critics call them anchor babies, and say the laws should be changed to prevent automatic citizenship that could, in the end, reward illegal immigrants.

"By granting the child citizenship, that child then is able, down the road, as he becomes an adult, to legally make the parents citizens of this country as well," said Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Ga. Now, a bill sponsored by Deal is gaining support in Congress. It would deny automatic citizenship to children born to undocumented immigrants.

So, what do you think? I don't have much of an opinion, (can you believe it?) I'm just wary of changing what the Constitution says.


Some people really have nothing to do.

War Protesters Arrested Near Bush Ranch. On his Thanksgiving holiday, no less.

Cindy Sheehan wasn't one of them when the article was written, however, she did join them later. I wonder when she'll give up and start honoring her son's service instead of using his death for lefty causes.

Either way, have you seen any wild, breathless media attention? Seems sometime (very) shortly before she got arrested, they realized that they didn't wanna cover just everything about her. Hmm . . . I wonder what made them change their mind?


Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!

Well, today I thought I'd have a change of pace. When I was younger, my siblings and I used to make "Thanks Trees"(construction paper trees with my thanks written on the leaves, in case you didn't know) and hang them on the door around Thanksgiving. Well, I suppose I'm a little old for that, so here is my "Thanks post."

I'm thankful that I'll be eating Thanksgiving dinner at my grandparents' house with family instead of at a homeless shelter with a bunch of strangers in Mississippi.

I'm thankful that after the meal, I have a home to come back to.

I'm thankful for my pets :)

I'm very thankful that I'm able to go to church every Saturday and not be persecuted.

I'm thankful that my church isn't a grass hut in Africa or a tiny hidden room in a Communist dictatorship.

I'm thankful that I can choose to go to church, I am not forced to by the government.

I'm thankful that our guys and gals overseas are sacrificing their Thanksgiving and much more to keep us safe.

I'm thankful to live in the South :)

But most of all . . .

I am very thankful to have been born in the United States of America.

God Bless America!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Saturday, November 19, 2005

Thought you'd get a kick out of these . . .

I found these on the internet. I thought they were just too good to pass up, so here they are:


Hugo Chavez accuses Pres. Bush of plotting a conspiracy against him.

He also called President Bush a "murderer" and has made plans to expell certain foreign missionaries that he claims have ties to the CIA.

OK, my take on this. Chavez is a nut. No big secret there. While I don't support someone openly calling for an assassination (and in my view Pat Robertson has completely lost his credibility as a Christian leader,) I don't think it would be too crazy to keep our eyes on that kook. However, we must be careful. We can't send any more "missionary" spies. Ol' Hugo knows all about them . . .


Let's all be diplomatic now . . .

Don't you just love those intellectual, diplomatic, brilliant, fact-driven liberals?


A picture is worth a thousand words, right?

(hat tip; Michelle Malkin)

This is so true.


Saturday, November 12, 2005


Well, you might know, some liberals have been trying to start a "wear black every friday until the troops come home" movement. Rebekah had the idea to start a counter to that. One that would honor the troops AND their mission. Bloggers have been voting on the specifics of color/etc., at her blog, and it's official - green (preferably hunter green) shirt and yellow ribbon lapel/ribbon tied around your wrist. The green symbolizes Army green and support for our troops' mission. The yellow is the hope that our troops will come home safe and soon. Wear it every friday. It's simple. Everyone can get a green shirt and yellow ribbon, right?

Now it's time to take action. Spread the word! Please post about this on your blogs, but also tell people you know. I think we can really get this going!



Friday, November 11, 2005

More Debate Questions . . .

That last post went well, so I decided to post more questions sooner than I'd planned (don't worry, y'all - I won't put so many this time :)

Regarding SCOTUS pick Samuel Alito:

1: Are you happy with the President's pick?

2: Was there someone more qualified?

3: Which Supreme Court issues do you care about most?

4: Which will affect you personally, in your everyday life?

5: Is it wrong for a President to appoint someone who agrees with him politically?

For Liberals:

6: Why don't you want a "Conservative leaning" court?

7: Will it actually affect you if the Court becomes that?

For Conservatives:

8: Why do you want a "Conservative leaning" court?

9: Or do you?

10: Yup, you guessed it - how will having one affect your everyday life?

That's all - I'll have to comment with my answers this time.

And thanks so much for all the responses on my last post!


Thursday, November 10, 2005

Random Debate Questions

OK, this seems to be a popular idea on Conservative blogs, so I thought I'd join in. Here are some random questions. Answer any you want to. I picked "hot-button" issues because I hope to get a lively debate going. Hope you enjoy.

Regarding the Iraq war:

1: Do you feel the war in Iraq is going as badly as the media says it is? Why or why not?

2: Would you support a reinstatement of the draft? And

3: Do you think it will be necessary before the war is over?

4: When do you think the war will be over?

5: Will you/have you enlisted? Why or why not?

6: Do you support "coercive" interrogation techniques?

7: Do you think President Bush is over-positive or over-negative about Iraq?

8: What would you do in Iraq if you were in President Bush's shoes right now?

9: Do you support military recruiters going to places like schools, county fairs, NASCAR events, etc.? And do you support recruiters in general?

Regarding Abortion:
(All these questions depend on the assumed fact that the hypothetical pregnancy wasn't a result of rape/incest, and there was not danger to the mother's life.)

For Girls:

1: Would you support a law requiring you to tell your husband/boyfriend that you were aborting his child?

2: Would you even consider one in the first place?

3: Would you support a law requiring you to tell your parents (if you're under 18)?

4: Why do you/don't you feel it's a right to have an abortion?

5: Do you think that the overturning of Roe v. Wade would affect you personally?

For Guys:

1: Would you support a law requiring your wife/girlfriend to tell you if they were aborting your child?

2: Would you support a law requiring your under-18 daughter to tell you?

3: Is abortion a right?

4: Should the father of the child have any (legal) say in an abortion?

For Everyone:

5: Do you think the Govenment should take steps to overturn Roe v. Wade?

6: Would it be possible to do as such?

Now for my answers:

On Iraq:

1: No. Of course there are a lot of negative stories - it's a war you know - but the media covers almost no positive stories. The war is not going exactly ideal; but I repeat - it's a war. Things will go wrong and things will be mishandled, but it's way too early to dismiss Iraq as a total failure.

2: No

3: No. The media makes it out like there are no recruits, but that's not true. We have a long way to go before we run out of soldiers. And I don't think it would be possible to reinstate the draft, being as how the general public (at least from my perspective) is against it so strongly.

4: I don't know. Of course I hope soon, but I don't advocate rushing out and leaving it to the terrorists, either.

5: No. I will not enlist. Call me old-fashioned, but I don't think women should be in the military. Besides that, being a soldier isn't what I wan't to do with my life, which is why I so strongly support those who are willing to be soldiers.

6: Yes. I don't support torture, but 99% of what they do doesn't even touch on torture.

7: I think he's maybe just a bit over-positive. But not too bad. I really don't know, though.

8: Hmm . . . hard question I gave myself. I have no idea, honestly. Since I'm not in the President's shoes, I don't know what I'd do if I was.

9: Yes and Yes. I would go into detail, but my post is getting way too long.

On Abortion:

1: Yes. It would be just as much his child as mine.


3: Yes.

4: It's not a right, it's murder, plain and simple.

5: Hmm. . . well, not in a negative way. I would obviously be happy with something like that.

That's all for now. I hope I can get a lot of feedback on this post. Everyone, liberals, conservatives, independents, is welcome to comment as much as they like.


Sick Of Hearing Nothing But Negative News From Iraq?

Check out this site. I saw a TV ad featuring this group today and decided to check it out. It's a great site, I know you will appreciate it.


Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Governor Bob Riley: "Boycott Aruba"

Alabama Governor Riley is encouraging Americans to boycott Aruba. Finally something is being done. Justice is obviously not going to come unless something drastic happens; but everyone seemed wary of taking such a step.

Hmm . . . Blocking Eminent Domain, passing Jessica's Law, and now this. I think I've changed my mind on who my 'dream ticket' for '08 would be. If we could only get Jeb Bush as a veep . . .


Monday, November 07, 2005

Terrorism Is Still Amongst Us.

Australian attack foiled.
Another reason why we just can't take the terrorist threat lightly. Diplomacy and the occasional bombing of aspirin factories won't cut it. Fanatics like this won't ever rest in their fight against us, and likewise we can't sit around. We can't run out of Iraq. And we can't forget about new threats like Iran. It's just too dangerous.


From The "Bias? What Liberal Bias?" Files.

This is just outrageous.

The MSM is obviously eager to paint Fox News in the worst light, but this takes the cake. Read the following excerpt from an editorial in the Orlando Sentinel. It's written by Roger Moore, and it's in regards to a new book about Senator Joe McCarthy.

Johnson entertains by showing how the decades haven't altered the teams in this war for America's political soul. McCarthy's best friend, the man who loaned him a copy of "Mein Kampf," was a fellow Wisconsin conservative, Urban Van Susteren. Progressives won't be surprised that Greta Van Susteren, a FOX News mainstay and Urban's daughter, grew up in a home with a cherished edition of Hitler's famous template for fascist political organization and bigoted scapegoating.

"Hmm . . . I have a great idea: let's call a Fox News anchor a Nazi - brilliant!"

A few facts they overlooked . . .

While Van Susteren's father was the manager of his campaign - in 1946 - it was eight years prior to her birth. McCarthy died in 1957, and, as she puts it in her blog, at age 2 3/4 she was ineligible to vote for him. Not only that, in her book; My Turn at the Bully Pulpit, there is a chapter which discusses Joe McCarthy. In it she condemed his actions - it is not secret how she felt.

Greta has asked that you email Roger Moore at rmoore@orlandosentinel and request an apology. You can also call him at (407) 420-5369.

I think it would be great for as many people as possible to contact him. We can't let vicious rumors like this spread.

Roger Moore has yet to apologize. If you haven't yet, please contact him. You can also contact his boss, Charlotte H. Hall, the vice president/editor of the Senitel at (407) 420-5195.

All who emailed or called - great job. The paper has now issued a correction and an apology.


Thursday, November 03, 2005

Get Ready For 2008!

Yup, it's starting to heat up. Well, not really, but possible candidates are already taking aim at key states. Several governors and Senators have made stops in the crucial state of Iowa, and everyone seems focused on the next Election like never before.

What I'm leading up to is this; three questions that I'd like your input on.

1: Who would be your "dream candidate" for '08?
2: Does it even seem important to you? Does anybody even care?
3: And do Republicans have any chance against Hillary?

Now for my answers . . .

1: I would love to see Condi Rice run. She's obviously brilliant, and seems to be a solid Conservative. She's a strong proponent of the 2nd Amendment, which is very important. And I would like to see a woman President, just not a Clinton woman President. (Ann Coulter would also be good . . .)

2: It seems very important to me. This is possibly the most critical time in American history, and the last thing we need is someone who will take us backward instead of forward. We need a strong leader, not a Kerry-ish liberal who will take multiple stances depending on the political wind. We need someone who will say where they stand, and then stay where they stand.
And I think that the general public does care. This will be the first Election I'm old enough to vote in, so I am very interested.

3: I think Condi has a "fightin' chance."That being said, this Election quite possibly will come down to whether Hillary is loved more by her party than she is hated by the opposite one.

That's my opinion, and I'd like to hear yours; Liberals and Conservatives both.