Friday, December 10, 2010

Remember when...

as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Theodore Roosevelt wrote a letter that lead to the reinstatement of the Army vs. Navy Game in 1899? Thanks Teddy and Happy 111th!



!GO NAVY - BEAT ARMY!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

‘Tis the season of the Hambone!

While the rest of America finishes off the last of their Thanksgiving leftovers and ponder their football predictions, the rest of us prepare for the season of the Hambone! Sorry Redskins maybe next year. ;-)

Hambone is four consecutive strikes in a game of bowling. Who knew Hambone would make the urban dictionary?

Well lets get started! Eugene McCune breaks the PBA nine-game record of 2,367 pins by 101 pins, for a total of 2,468 pins. Link Here!

BRUNSWICK PRO BOWLING CHEETAH CHAMPIONSHIP
(After 21 games, including match play bonus pins; top five advance to stepladder finals at 9 a.m. Pacific Friday; finals will air on ESPN at 1 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, Nov. 28)

1, Eugene McCune, Munster, Ind., 9-0, 5,612.
2, Ritchie Allen, Columbia, S.C., 5-4, 5,386.
3, Norm Duke, Clermont, Fla., 7-2, 5,375.
4, Michael Haugen Jr., Carefree, Ariz., 6-3, 5,344.
5, Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan., 5-4, 5,329.
Check out the premiere episode of the PBA's reality series "Road to the Show". Documents the first event of the 2010 PBA World Series of Bowling leading up to the start of the season. Very nicely done.



Link to watch Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Pyoy-r9vao

Link to watch Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X74ztQIlq64

Professional bowlers seem really out of touch with the new online media fans. Perhaps its the PBA seemingly overbearing oversight, perhaps the bowlers are just to busy. Here are some links of the world of bowling.

PBA Tour News on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/pbatour/

Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/ProfessionalBowlersAssociation

PBA Professional Bowlers Association on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/PBAProBowlersAssn

If you bowl in a league you might be familar with the USBC:
The United States Bowling Congress - http://twitter.com/USBC

Enjoy the season bowlers!

Monday, September 27, 2010

My Top Ten Google Reader Conservative Sites

I like Google Reader. Its great for keeping up to date with all those websites you like to visit or follow. Best part is that I don't have 10,000 favorites or bookmarks in my browser anymore. But the problem is you can collect a lot of Google Reader subscriptions which can be just annoying as those bookmarks.

After almost 2 years of collecting subscriptions I decided to scale back my some 100 subscriptions and start a new. So without further fanfare:

My Top Ten Google Reader Conservative Sites:
1. http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/
2. http://www.riehlworldview.com/
3. http://countercultureconservative.wordpress.com/
4. http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/
5. http://michellemalkin.com/
6. http://hotair.com/
7. http://theothermccain.com/
8. http://www.redstate.com/
9. http://rightwingnews.com/
10. http://dougpowers.com/

Not familiar with Google Reader? Here is a short introduction video:



Next, I have to sort through my Virginia Conservative Blog sites for a top ten list.

Oh and for you techies: Build a analog meter showing the number of unread items in Google Reader! HERE:

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Restoring Honor Rally - I Am Found

This picture was taken 28 August 2010 after attending The Restoring Honor Rally held at the Lincoln Memorial. Seems so many of our youth know nothing of the Vietnam war or the meaning of the POW/MIA emblem.

These two ladies found a relatives name on 'The Wall' and stenciled the found name onto a piece of paper.


It saddens my heart they are here but it brightens my outlook to see they care enough to come and honor them. When I see Americas youth stenciling names off 'The Wall' I feel like singing Amazing Grace verse...I once was lost but now am found!

Can We Bring Out The Bagpipes?



Thank You Ladies!

The Restoring Honor Rally - The Wall

I have seen this story repeated countless times at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. These pictures were taken 28 August 2010 after attending The Restoring Honor Rally held at the Lincoln Memorial.

You are not forgotten...


They come...


A stark realization of sacrifice...


An Inquiry...


A story is revealed...


A moment of introspection...


The gentleman described a young friend who joined the Air Force and did not return. This appears to be a cold inquiry,  to which, to my surprise the young Airman's panel was quickly found by the attendant at the memorial. It was moving to hear this gentleman explain to the young lady the airman's story. The young lady sensing the gentleman's grief, surprisingly stepped away while he paid his respects to the young airman.

What ever their purpose of visiting 'The Wall', I hope they find what they seek. I hope they leave with a sense of respect and honor for all those who have sacrificed in the service of this great country.

God Bless our Troops and may God Bless America!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ground Zero Thought Experiment reveals 'Ground Truth'

A friend poses the following: Imagine that there really were these fundamentalist Christian terror cells all over the United States, as the Department of Homeland Security imagines.
Read more here: Ground Zero Thought Experiment

Imagine- Eva Cassidy



Eva Marie Cassidy (February 2, 1963 – November 2, 1996) was virtually unknown outside her native Washington, DC when she died of melanoma in 1996. God Bless.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Little 'Girl Grass" For You'all

No not that kind of 'grass' you Ron Paul supporters!

I stumbled upon Kappa Danielson and her music talented family while surfing for The Carter Family songs. Roll On Buddy! Enjoy the pretty ladies and nice "Girl Grass' music!

- Nine Pound Hammer -


Anyone notice the phone ringing? I didn't either. I was wondering who the lady hidden behind the microphone was in the above video. Turns out that would be Kristi Starr (Twin Sisters?). Hey, doesn't Kappa remind you of Ann Coulter in the below video?

- Trying to Find Atlantis -


The girls jot down some quick notes and lyrics and get serious in the next song. We find out they 'Laugh at the sailors when they come to town'? That is cold! Just cold!

- When the Whiskey Froze -


I Subscribed to Kappa Danielson YouTube Channel.
Kappa Danielson is also on Facebook: Kappa Danielson
Along with her website: Kappa Danielson

I know I really would like to hear and see more from Kristi Starr also but in the meantime I will hitch my i-wagon to Kappa! ;-)

Did I just get suckered into Rule 5 from 'How to Get a Million Hits on Your Blog in Less Than a Year'?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A contrast.

In moral authority:
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.


Representative Pete Stark.


Pretty amazing!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ten Buck Fridays Poll: (July 18 - 23)



Unsure? @RightKlik has some awesome candidate information.

We Remember Gospel Legend Bishop Walter L. Hawkins

Gospel Legend Bishop Walter L. Hawkins passes away at 61. Walter Hawkins was the brother of Edwin Hawkins and choir member of the The Edwin Hawkins Singers. Their careers were launched with the recording of the gospel song "Oh Happy Days" in 1967.

Yes, a tragic loss for Elvis Presley 'Oh Happy Day' and gospel music fans worldwide.

Wikipedia: Oh Happy Day 1967 gospel song
Wikipedia: Walter Hawkins
Love Center Ministries, Inc.: Walter Hawkins Biography
Songfacts: Oh Happy Day by The Edwin Hawkins Singers

The Edwin Hawkins Singers - Oh Happy Day


We Remember - Bishop Walter L. Hawkins



God Bless Bishop Walter L. Hawkins, his family, friends and fans.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The more I think about it, the more it haunts me.

Who knew? Bill Whittle also haunted by the Remnant. A term Albert J. Nock used in his short story 'Isaiah's Job'. It's a must read and like Bill Whittle, "The more I think about it, the more it haunts me."

Bill Whittle - The Remnant:
I was myself “corrupted” by this idea of the Remnant four years ago. The more I think about it, the more it haunts me.

Because if you understand and believe that some people carry within them an inextinguishable spark, not of intellect or courage even, but rather of character, then you eventually come to the point where you realize — as did Nock and Isaiah and Plato – that mere numbers of people mean nothing. For if these men are correct, being outnumbered a thousand to one is irrelevant. And about a thousand to one is the number that Isaiah is given by God when he asks how many of the Remnant there may be.

Now you may be thinking that I am positioning this for you to consider yourself the Remnant and Your Humble Author the latest incarnation of their Prophet. I can assure you I mean no such thing. Because the maddening and magnificent thing about this quality of character is that it cannot be hustled, preached to, manipulated or organized:

He may be quite sure that the Remnant will make their own way to him without any adventitious aids; and not only so, but if they find him employing any such aids, as I said, it is ten to one that they will smell a rat in them and will sheer off…

… they take his message much as drivers take the directions on a roadside signboard – that is, with very little thought about the signboard, beyond being gratefully glad that it happened to be there, but with every thought about the directions.


This seems to me to be exactly right. If I take Nock at his word – and more and more I am inclined to do exactly that – then Nock was simply transmitting a message “in the blind,” with no hope or thought to who might read it, or when. And that idea (as he predicted) has burrowed deep into my mind – so much so that I too now feel compelled to re-transmit it in a way that Plato or Isaiah or Albert Jay Nock could never have imagined: at the speed of light to magic lanterns scattered across the entire planet.

One in a thousand of the world’s population is 6 million people. If luck breaks a certain way, this message might reach one percent of that one in a thousand. But the beautiful thing is… that will be enough. Because we are not powerless. There is, indeed, something we can do.

Alone.

Together.


Follow Bill Whittle on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=57963861711#!/pages/Bill-Whittle/155840847453?ref=ts

Follow Bill Whittle on Twitter: http://twitter.com/BillWhittle

Don't forget to sign up for PJTV: http://www.pjtv.com/

That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen

I have been pondering in the garden lately how there seemed to be a lack of bees to feed on the magnificent bright yellow flowers of the squash and pumpkins growing this summer. Thus creating anxiety about a fall harvest. Although there seems to be no lack of squirrels to feed on the young green tomatoes.


This early morning I noticed a single bee working a morning flower of the squash and pumpkins. Every morning there are dozens of new morning flowerings but rarely any bees collecting their pollen. I was so excited I grabbed the camera and had to take a photo of this new welcomed friend. Well, after capturing my bee pictures I stepped back from the garden and noticed something truly remarkable. It wasn't just one bee but probably a dozen of them working the some ten feet of graden flowering.

I stepped back a little further and suddenly noticed that a couple of the bees just swarmed the whole length of the flowering as to stake out or mark the area for collecting the pollen. These 'marker' bees would seemingly 'tag' each flowering but often just quickly moved to the next flowering along the length of the field of flowering. Once they had 'tagged' all the flowerings the 'markers' would return to the start of the flowerings. Continually repeating this cycle.

It appears as if the 'markers' had no intent to collect the pollen other than mark the area as to which the other bees gathered the pollen. Sure enough upon closer inspection another set of bees were actually collecting the pollen from each of the flowerings. The 'collectors' would bury themselves into the flowering collecting the pollen and finally move to the next flowering. The 'markers' continued to 'tag' each flowering as the 'collectors' worked to gather the pollen.

My first assumption was that the 'taggers' were acting out a 'Port-A-John' theory of 'Oh, this one is taken?, I'll move on.' but instead they were seemingly telling the 'collectors' where the 'Port-A-John' actually were. Also of note was that the 'taggers' nor the 'collectors' seem to be protective of their flowerings as you could see other insects and even Sweat Bees investagating the flowerings without confrontation.

There maybe hope for our garden yet this year.

God Bless that which we can not see.

Which reminds me of the writings of Frédéric Bastiat - That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen. You know, the Broken Window?

Have a Great Summer and Remember November!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Zo Comments On Michael Steele



Maybe, When the RNC stops leading and starts representing conservatives, Zo can do a GOTV Money Bomb for the RNC.

Ah, nah, that won't happen.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Ten Buck Friday poll for July 4 - July 9:


Tossup Tuesday, 2nd Edition, Ohio 1st District

CQ Politics has a list of Congressional seats they rate as tossups for the 2010 mid-term elections. The Ohio primary is over so I will continue with the Ohio 1st District. I reviewed the Ohio 15th District HERE:
INCUMBENT: Steve Driehaus, Democrat
FIRST ELECTED: 2008 (1st term)
LAST ELECTED: 2008 (52.47%)
INCUMBENT STATUS: Running for re-election
CQ POLITICS RACE RATING: Tossup

Ohio 1st District Map- includes parts of Cincinnati and north western counties thereof.


Yes, there is a Cincinnati Ohio Tea Party!
http://www.cincinnatiteaparty.org/

Cincinnati Tea Party - Who Sent You?


Rep. Steve Driehaus - First Term Incumbent,
(D-Ohio) 1st District, including parts of Cincinnati and north western counties thereof.

1. Congressman Steve Driehaus didn't vote straight party line and Steve rates a 71% on 'The Pelsio Index' but he gets the trifecta vote for Cap and Tax, Porkulus and ObamaCare. Not to mention his vote for Cash for Clunkers! Ouch!
2. Steve Driehaus outed as one of those "Stupak's Sellouts". Ouch! Ouch!
3. Yes, Rep. Steve Driehaus loves to fly on Air Force One with Nancy Pelosi Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (OH-15th) and President Obama when he gets the chance. Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!
4. Hey, Steve Driehaus makes the Top 10 List Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! !

If your an Ohioan you might be interested in this Ohio handout when talking to friends and family about this race.
Vote Trackers.com

Steve Chabot (R) Nominee

1. Steve Chabot lost his seat for Ohio's 1st district to Driehaus by ~15,000 votes in 2008 after serving as Congressman in Ohio's First Congressional District for fourteen years.
2. His previous experience in the House of Representatives shows Steve Chabot has a long record as a strong conservative.
http://www.ontheissues.org/OH/Steve_Chabot.htm
3. Steve has a blog that shows he has been active and is current on events. http://stevechabot.com/blog/
4. Steve Chabot has had a Tea Party presence HERE and HERE.
5. Tweets: Keep the momentum moving forward!
http://twitter.com/SteveChabot/status/7971213740

Get Connected with Steve Chabot:
Homepage: http://stevechabot.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SteveChabot
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Chabot/69362317921
YouTube: None

Other House races in Ohio:
Ohio: Dems' Ground Zero - http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.6580/pub_detail.asp

I like this race and plan to keep an eye on it also in the future.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Tossup Tuesday, 1st Edition, Ohio 15th District

I am starting a Tossup Tuesday post to learn about some of the 2010 races coming up. So bear with me here as I find a format I can work with.

CQ Politics has a list of Congressional seats they rate as tossups for the 2010 election. Since the Ohio primary is over I will start with Ohio 15th District.


Ohio 15th District

Yes, Columbus Ohio Tea Party!
2010 Columbus Ohio Tax Day Tea Party Crowd



Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy - First Term Incubement,
(D-Ohio) 15th District,Western Columbus and suburbs

1. This congresswoman votes straight party line with anything Nancy Pelosi puts in front of her. She is rated 100% on the Nancy Pelosi Index. Wait is this San Francisco or Columbus? Martha Coakley?

2. The Mary Jo Kilroy (D, OH-15) Timeline of Lies.

3. Of course Kilroy had to pass ObamaCare to find out what Nancy Pelosi put in it.

If your an Ohioan you might be interested in this Ohio handout when talking to friends and family about this race.
Vote Trackers.com

Enough said, lets move on to the GOP candidate:

Here is Steve Stivers Primary Day video:


Steve Stivers (born March 24, 1965) is an American politician of the Republican Party who served the 16th district in the Ohio Senate. He is Lieutenant Colonel in the Ohio National Guard and served active duty in Iraq as Battalion Commander until December 2005. He is a candidate for Ohio's 15th Congressional District in 2010 against incumbent Mary Jo Kilroy.

1. Steve Stivers lost to Kilroy by ~2,500 votes in 2008.
2. Steve Stivers supported by Vets for Freedom OPERATION 10-in-10.
3. The Ohio Project: It's a statewide constitutional amendment opposing government-run health care. If the project gets enough signatures, it would be added to the November ballot.
4. Ohio's unemployment rate now stands at a very high 10.7 percent,a full percentage higher than that of the U.S. itself.

Get connected with Steve Stivers:
Homepage: http://www.stivers4congress.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Stivers4Congress
Twitter: http://twitter.com/stevestivers
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Stivers2008

Parting thought: Steve Stivers Issue page is very weak on the issues and I don't get a feeling that he is touting himself as conservative or a candidate the Tea Party would be excited about. Reports are that Steve has attended meetings with Tea Party and 912 groups but little information is available.

Good Luck Steve!

The Surge: Must Watch!

H/T Counterculture Con HQ - “The Surge: The Untold Story”



Just an amazing story!
Have to add this to my Tweets Hall of RT's!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Monday 14th June 2010 - Happy Flag Day!



Next time you recite the Pledge of Allegiance, you might want to thank Christopher Columbus and its author Francis Bellamy.

The history of the Pledge of Allegiance:
The year was 1892, and all America was getting ready to celebrate the 400 th anniversary of the voyage of Columbus to the new world.

“It was a warm evening in August 1892 in my office at the Youth Companion in Boston that I sat down to write the words of the Salute to the Flag. I worked on it for three hours and threw into the wastebasket many attempts.

“The first words I decided on were ‘I pledge allegiance to my flag.’ I felt that ‘pledge’ was a better school word that vow or swear.

“Then, would it by ‘country,’ ‘nation’ or ‘Republic’? Republic won because it distinguished the form of government chosen by our founding fathers. So I added: ‘And to the Republic for which it stands.’ Then I felt that I must describe the Republic so I added one line, “One Nation, indivisible,’ for the Civil War between the States had settled that the States could not be divided. Then we should close by a line telling what the big united idea of the America people was—so I included that in the last line.

“’With liberty and justice for all.’

“As the final line, it seemed to assemble the past and to promise the future.

“And there is the story of how I wrote the Pledge. The first time I heard it was Columbus Day 1892 when 6,000 high school boys and girls in Boston roared it out together. It thrilled me.”

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Herman Cain can inspire a crowd...

but #TeaParty Member Lewis Stuns Crowd!



Sing along:
O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Herman Cain
God Bless the USA!

June 6, 1944 D-Day

We are forever grateful.


Check out:
http://www.army.mil/d-day/

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Marine!


From Rolling Thunder XXIII 2010 Washington, DC 30 May 2010 via Sessions5

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tim Burns leading Democrat Critz 48-47

Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District Special Election is Tuesday May 18th.

Tim Burns is leading Democrat Mark Critz 48-47 in PPP's final poll of the race:
http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2010/05/burns-critz-close.html

Tim Burns supports repealing ObamaCare! Check out his conservative stances on energy, pro-life, gun rights, etc. here: http://www.timburnsforcongress.com/html/issues.html



Get connected:
Tim Burns Website:
http://www.timburnsforcongress.com/
Tim Burns on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/timburnsforcongress
Tim Burns on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/TimothyBurns
Donate to elect Tim Burns:
http://bit.ly/adXswV

Email it, blog it, tweet it, tell Grandma about Tim Burns!

Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District Special Election Tuesday May 18th

Yes, this is John Murtha's old House of Representatives seat and we just might have a winner in Tim Burns. Yes, Tim supports repealing ObamaCare! Check out his conservative stances on energy, pro-life, gun rights, etc. here: http://www.timburnsforcongress.com/html/issues.html



Get connected:
Tim Burns Website:
http://www.timburnsforcongress.com/
Tim Burns on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/timburnsforcongress
Tim Burns on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/TimothyBurns
Donate to elect Tim Burns:
http://bit.ly/adXswV

Email it, blog it, tweet it, tell Grandma about Tim Burns!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Avoid the Prayer Police this Thursday.

Thursday May 6, 2010 is National Day of Prayer! Yeah, you probably won't hear much about this in the Main Stream Media.

Since the Audi Super Bowl ad Green Police commercial I wonder how much longer till we have a Prayer Police?

Survival Guide tips for the National Day of Prayer:
1. Pray out of sight.
2. Don't let them see your lips move.
3. Avoid prayer in or near government buildings or functions.
4. If all else fails, PRAY FOR FORGIVENESS!

The Muse - Resistance


If your still dedicated as I am in taking part in the National Day of Prayer you might follow these links.
1. Website: (You can avoid the Prayer Police by clearing your web browser history and cache after each visit).
http://nationaldayofprayer.org/
2.Twitter: (You can avoid the Prayer Police by ensuring your account is protected so tweets don't appear in the public time frame).
http://twitter.com/nationalprayer
3. Facebook: (I have no clue how avoid the Prayer Police on Facebook. Facebook has a habit of changing privacy policies, your probably already under suspicion so why worry?).
http://www.facebook.com/TheNationalDayofPrayerTaskForce

- anonymous prayer

Saturday, April 17, 2010

T.E.A.M America: Freedom Walk 2010

How Far Would You Walk For Freedom? Roger Kress, 55 years old from Guntersville, Alabama is a freedom loving man with a mission, T.E.A.M America Freedom Walk 2010. His mission is to raise awareness in the spirit of freedom and the constitution. He is approaching the Virginia border town of Bristol and on his way to Roanoke and then Washington, DC.



He is making just under 15 miles per day so it will take him a while to get to Washington DC. Which by Google Maps says should take him just over 5 days. Looks to be more like 25 days and some 370 miles before he reaches his goal.


View Larger Map


PJTV has video interview (email registration required).
Who would walk to Washington, D.C. – for 700 miles? Roger Kress would – all in the name of freedom and constitutional government. From today’s corruption to tomorrow’s reform, Kress shares the story of Freedom Walk 2010 with PJTV’s own Dr. Helen. Watch and comment here:

http://www.pjtv.com/video/Tea_Party_TV/How_Far_Would_You_Walk_For_Freedom%3F_Roger_Kress_On_Freedom_Walk_2010/3387/

Follow Roger on his quest on Facebook T.E.A.M America: Freedom Walk 2010; including videos:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=118937224777&ref=mf

H/T instapundit

Please spread the word or join Roger for a walk if he is passing through your area.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Day I Buried The N-word



The following article reminded me of the day I buried the N-word.
The Democrats' Fake Hate Crime [Mark Steyn]

It was long ago, somewhere in a distant small town in Kansas. When young boys and young men used to take pride and joy in driving to the local landfill with their granddads, dads or uncles.

Like Abraham Lincoln these were men of awe inspiring times in which dreams and hope for a unknowing future were made.

On that distant day, little did I know this trip was to be different. As we turned off the highway and onto the dirt road leading to the landfill my granddad started into an outspoken discussion of seemingly disgust. As I gazed off into the landfill distance I could see a bulldozer working its way around a heap of trash. I could not follow or comprehend my granddads seemingly diatribe of argumentative statements. He was upset, upset that someone was at the landfill who in my trips with him before had never been there. Even the bulldozer seemed so odd and out of place.

What I knew is that for the first time in my life I was going to see a real bulldozer in operation and up close. Truly awe inspiring for such a young lad as I would imagine.

As we pulled into the landfill entrance the bulldozer stopped moving, left idle and the gentleman unmounted the cabin and walked towards our truck. It was an elderly black man probably of the same age as my granddad. The two men talked briefly about were to dump the load of seemingly trash. I remember the elderly black man pointing in a specific direction and spot to dump our load. My eyes still gazed in wonderment at the idling bulldozer. All seemed well with the two men as they parted ways. The black man went back and mounted the bulldozer and off he and his bulldozer went about their tasks.

As my granddad pulled away I noticed he was not headed into the direction the black man had pointed to. He was headed in the opposite direction. He drove and stopped the pickup and we got out to unload the truck. As I helped to unload the truck my gaze was still upon the bulldozer in operation moving about the heap of trash. Little did I know that day, I buried something else which I am forever grateful of my granddad.

That day I left the N-word out upon the heap of trash long buried to this day. All I saw that day was a man with the God given knowledge, skills and abilities to operate a bulldozer. On that day, I buried the N-word, I wanted to be that black man. Despite what my granddad may have thought, I took away something powerful that day.

Thank You Granddad, God Bless Your Soul.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day"

h/t VA Watchdog dot Org
Did you know that March 30 was "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day?"
No? Neither did most of America.

To all those veterans who served in Vietnam, Welcome Home.
You are not forgotten.


Rolling Thunder XXII Sunday May 24, 2009 Wash. DC (Thank You Lady)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Resistance

The Resistance is loosely based on the Orwell novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. The theme of the song is a young couple trying to survive in a society where the government has removed personal liberties.






Is our secret safe tonight

and are we out of sight

Or will our world come tumbling down?

Will they find our hiding place

is this our last embrace

or will the walls start caving in?



It could be wrong, could be wrong, but it should have been right

It could be wrong, could be wrong, to let our hearts ignite

It could be wrong, could be wrong, are we digging a hole?



It could be wrong, could be wrong, this is out of control

It could be wrong, could be wrong, it can never last

It could be wrong, could be wrong, must erase it fast

It could be wrong, could be wrong, but it should have been right

It could be wrong could be....



Love is our resistance

They'll keep us apart and they wont to stop breaking us down

Hold me

our lips must always be sealed



If we live a life in fear

I'll wait a thousand years

just to see you smile again



Kill your prayers for love and peace

You'll wake the thought police

we can't hide the truth inside



It could be wrong, could be wrong, but it should have been right

It could be wrong, could be wrong, to let our hearts ignite

It could be wrong, could be wrong, are we digging a hole?



It could be wrong, could be wrong, this is out of control

It could be wrong, could be wrong, it can never last

It could be wrong, could be wrong, must erase it fast

It could be wrong, could be wrong, but it should have been right

It could be wrong could be....



Love is our resistance

They'll keep us apart and they wont to stop breaking us down

Hold me

our lips must always be sealed



The night has reached it's end

We can't pretend

We must run

We must run

Its time to run

Take us away from here

Protect us from further harm

Resistance

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Truth Will Set Us Free

I'll let the videos speak for themselves:

"Hear Us Now" Pt. 1, The Story of The "Kill the Bill" Rally, March 20 &21, 2010



"Hear Us Now" Pt. 2, The Story of The "Kill the Bill" Rally, March 20 & 21, 2010



God Bless America!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Time Of Reflection, A Time Of Renewal



The Past, The Present, The Future, The Sacrifices, . They are all there to see and reflect on.

God Bless America!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Weekend of Distress!

SWAC Girl posted: American flag in distress ... as seen in Staunton



You know what to do:
Call, Email, Write, Fax, tell Grandma but do SOMETHING this weekend to Stop ObamaCare by contacting your House of Representative.

Weekend of Distress!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

You know, when you awake a sleeping giant...

Pretty amazing, the "Me-Me-Mine-Mine" society wants to try to have all these issues discussions. Well the giant has had enough of "You-You-Ours-Ours" discussions for the last forty some odd years. You see, what you’re missing about that sleeping giant is that its let you beat your drums and pound your chests and what do you have to show for it? Shovel ready Excuses? Now it is time for someone else to control the narrative, discussion and the debate.

Not that those Tea Party activists don't care about you and yours issues but that they care more, a whole lot more for their children and their grandchildren’s future at the moment. So for now it's your turn to sit down, shut up and listen.

The Tea Party is not a political party. It’s not going to pander to you, yours and everyone else’s issues. Some Tea Party activists would say that is what got "You-You-Ours-Ours" into this mess by pandering to everyone’s special issues but accepting no responsibility either at the government or personal level. Your blame is shovel ready? Leave the blame and excuses at the door.

The Tea Party activist knows and many have lived the pitfalls and accomplishments of individualism. They see it all around them and know its almighty power. They see it in their military, their nationalized citizens and their successful businesses. They even see it in their children and grandchildren eyes.

They don't want their children to grow up in a society that dilutes the individual for the good of society. They want a society that builds, empowers and enables them through their own individual liberty of trials and tribulations. Not liberties granted to them by some remote panel, group or government agency. Anyone remember a recent discussion of the Constitution? Maybe we need to have that discussion again?

For a Tea Party activist, they stand at the great dam, a dam that is in decay of their own neglect. They see and feel the consequences of their neglect. I will not describe their shame here. If the dam collapses they will be washed away and forgotten. Standing on the waters banks their children and grandchildren will be left to ask why and how this happened? The Tea Party activists are not at the dam to point fingers or lay blame. They are there to start repairing the cracks and filling the holes of decades of neglect. The dam may well burst but they will have had the satisfaction and pride to say they stood there and did their part regardless the outcome.

So remember when you awake a sleeping giant and you start kicking them in the shins...

...You might be better off asking about their children or grandchildren otherwise you might be ignored or worst yet be told to sit down, shut up and listen.

I know they may seem shocking but these are some general Tea Party principles you might run into:
1. Limited Government
2. Free Markets
3. Fiscal Responsibility
4. Strong National Defense

Makes one ponder how many of those "Me-Me-Mine-Mine" and "You-You-Ours-Ours" societial issues might go away once your build a foundation on the above principles…hmmm.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

What Is Brewing In The Coffee Shops?

Well, Well look what we have here. Someone stopped by the local coffee shop to get the scoop!

Coffee Party Group Therapy Session



Maybe this is what happens when you push aside your principles and try to define a grab bag of issues trying to satisfy everyone. Sound like a familiar way to run a campaign , or a way of governing a Me-Me society? Who knows maybe they will form a third party?


H/T to HowTheWorldWorks

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Daily Link Picks: March 09, 2010

HCAN & SEIU Hold Massive Astroturfed Rally in DC; Protesters Arrested After Busting Into Ballroom
Barack Obama’s HCAN (Health Care for America Now) organization and SEIU supporters held a joint rally today in Washington against the insurance industry. The groups bussed in their protesters from DE, CT, MD, MN, VA, NJ, NC, NY, OH, PA, and RI.
Poll: Republican resurgence among young adults
A new poll shows 18- to 29-year-old Republicans are more politically energized than young Democrats and are more inclined to vote in this fall's elections. Young adults are also extremely concerned about the economy.
Dems Go To Language School!
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) attended one of Harman’s sessions when he was running for office in 2008. Now the president of the Democratic freshman class, he helped lead a session for other Democrats late last month. He said his party has to “avoid the trap of looking soft and weak” and that “there are strong adverbs, adjectives and verbs as opposed to weak.”
The Health Care Whip Count
Dems are aiming to pass health care legislation, once and for all, by Easter recess. But for all their optimistic talk, one thing remains clear: They don't have the votes just yet. Then again, they don't have a bill yet, either.
The Source of Obama’s Trouble
The Obama administration and Democrats in general are in trouble because they are not urgently and effectively addressing the issue that most Americans want them to: the frightening economic insecurity that has put a chokehold on millions of American families.
Ford Launches Affordable Made-for-India Compact Car
The four-door Figo, Italian for "cool," is the Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker's first car designed -- and priced -- for the mass Indian market.
Do You Miss Him Yet?
At the same time, Bush profited from the fact that he kept a low profile and didn’t snipe at his successor, a task left to his vice president, who therefore took upon himself the enmity and scorn previously directed at his former boss. Dick Cheney was, in effect, a lightning rod, and he was joined in that function by Sarah Palin, who slid neatly into the slot Bush had occupied in the mind of all good liberals for eight long years. Hatred and contempt of Palin is now the favorite pastime of those who have abandoned the cowboy from Texas and transferred their obsessive animus to the belle of Alaska (who, I say again, is more formidable than many in both parties believe.)
Obama: The Will Of The People Be Damned - I’LL Decide Who Can Go Fishing
Guess what old Barack (I’ve never had a fishing rod in my hand a day in my life) Obama has been up to since last year? Plotting a Federal takeover of all our bodies of water (freshwater…saltwater…doesn’t matter), in an effort to set up MORE bureaucracies and circumvent the rights of the States to determine fair use and access rules amongst themselves based on the local interests of everyone involved.
Pelosi: We need to pass ObamaCare so that the public can find out what’s in the bill
But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.
Oh my: 68% now oppose passing ObamaCare without Republican support
68 percent say the president and congressional Democrats should keep trying to cut a deal with Republicans rather than pass a bill with no GOP support…
Virginia Senate passes McDonnell's charter school bill
The Virginia Senate on Tuesday passed Gov. Robert F. McDonnell's proposal designed to expand the number of charter schools in the state.
McDonnell pledges not to discriminate, backs Cuccinelli's legal reasoning on gays
On whether Cuccinelli's letter has any impact, given pledges by all involved not to discriminate: "Listen, I gave advice to Gov. Kaine on that, and he ignored my advice. Lawyers give advice regulaly. Sometimes the clients follow it, sometimes they don't. . . . I think you have to make one legal distinction."

Monday, March 8, 2010

My Daily Picks: March 08, 2010

Rich County, Blue County (Md and Va together now claim 11 of the top 25)
Rich counties and rich states may be bluer at the ballot box, but the money they pour into races for either Republicans or Democrats is still green.



Murtha Seat* Update
On Thursday night, the Republican party of Pennsylvania will hold a conferee meeting at 7 p.m. at the Fred M. Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College to nominate a candidate to fill the GOP position on the ballot for the upcoming May 18 special election to fill the vacant seat in the 12th congressional district.

Politico Shocked That Right-Wing Refuses to Accept Responsibility for Left-Wing Violence
Politico seems shocked and surprised that the conservative right refuses to take responsibility for the Pentagon shooting. I mean, so what that the shooter was a Bush-hating registered Democrat who believed the Bush-Cheney crime family was behind 9-11.

The Packards Want Carly Fiorina to Pack It In
“If Ms. Fiorina is what passes for conservative in Washington today, then the establishment has veered sadly to the left,” writes Arianna Packard, grand daughter of David Packard, the co-founder of HP, in a letter RedState has obtained a copy of.

Virginia health bill could foil Obama proposal
RICHMOND - Here in the former capital of the Old Confederacy, where resistance to the supremacy of federal law has a long and tortuous history, a new battle is being waged over a question that could undercut a key part of President Obama’s health care proposal: whether Washington can require that most Americans have health insurance.

Kansas City wants to close half its public schools
Kansas City was held up as a national example of bold thinking when it tried to integrate its schools by making them better than the suburban districts where many kids were moving. The result was one school with an Olympic-sized swimming pool and another with recording studios.

Obama's student loan monopoly
Here is what they haven't told us: The Education Department will borrow money at 2.8 percent from the Treasury, lend it to you at 6.8 percent and spend the difference on new programs. So you'll work longer to pay off your student loan to help pay for someone else's education-and to help your U.S. representative's reelection.

Counterculture: A Leftist Speaks Out
Pilar Rahola is a Spanish politician, journalist and activist and member of the far left. Here she calls out her own, and basically illustrates why so many of us have parted company with the Left.

Immigration Reform Backers Cite Rally, Urge Action
Supporters of immigration reform legislation are pointing to a March 21 rally on the National Mall as a target date for Members to release legislative language that could be marked up this year.

Shamnesty alert from Michelle Malkin
The latest push comes as Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who continue to hone a bipartisan outline on immigration reform, prepare to meet Monday afternoon with President Barack Obama on the subject. {Meeting was cancelled on Monday}

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Veterans and Energy Independence

Nice video and we learned about Explosively Formed Projectiles (EFP) which have been around since World War II and used by Hezbollah in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict.

Breaking News: The OIL has shifted under your feet!:
Here’s the stunning fact: since 2004, the largest exporter of oil to the United States is not Saudi Arabia; it’s Canada.

The Saudis aren’t even the second largest exporter of oil to America anymore; Mexico passed them in 2009. Moreover (and here’s the second moment): in 2009, for the first time ever, Canada exported more oil to the U.S. than all Persian Gulf nations put together.




So is the connection between oil and our enemy really those who support Iran exports?



Break our addiction? How about freeing up natural resources?



Or maybe go after those Environmental Lawsuits Rake in Billions for Lawyers?

Passing a Clean Energy Climate Plan? How about passing a Energy Independence Plan and save lives and save jobs at the same time.

Cut our dependence on foreign oil in half? Oh those Canadians are so mean.

Why not have a returning veteran explaining how he is finding a job and helping his new company implement cost savings via "green" initiatives and improving the company's bottom line (profit)?

Monday, March 1, 2010

2010 Populist Reckless Rhetoric



The recent wins in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts were made in no small part by candidates convincing independent voters of sound principled approaches of fixing their states problems and issues.

I recently listened to a primary debate hosted for the Kentucky 2010 elections and was somewhat taken aback by statements of eliminating government departments or agencies. This seems to be a growing 2010 election populist theme but may appear to be reckless rhetoric to a independent voter. Deja vu!

To an independent voter this should be taken as reckless rhetoric and with skepticism without a sound plan provided by the candidate. Some independents perceive this struggle as a teeter totter of their lone vote on one end and a 800 pound gorilla of lobbyist and special interests groups on the other. Insurmountable to say the least.

I would expect to see a simple, balanced and fair framework presented by any candidate that would propose such a task as eliminating a government department or agency. Perhaps something similar to the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) is a good example of what independents know and understand.

Otherwise their rhetoric is no different than what we heard from our elected officials in the 2008 elections of making promises they could not keep.



Trust, but verify was a signature phrase of Ronald Reagan.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

How the MSM Portrays the Tea Party Movement





This is just another example how the Main Stream Media uses a ~1,500 worded article to describe the Tea Party Movement with their vocabulary of destruction:
-Axis
-Obsessed
-Deranged
-incautious
-murder-suicide
-tax protester
-dark afterlife
-kamikaze
-deranged
-lone madman
-Tea Partier
-Tea Party terrorist
-manifesto
-frothing
-anti-government
-anti-tax
-rage
-rant
-cowed
-crime
-euphemized
-devastating
-Timothy McVeigh
-acrid
-stench
-suicide mission
-firestorm
-warning signs
-The New World Order
-shadowy conspiracies
-White supremacists
-Militias
-unhinged
-armed
-vaporized
-apotheosis
-diverse
-far-flung
-inchoate
-ham-handed
-loathe
-hate
-demerits
-race
-natterings
-anathema
-ideology
-lock-and-load
-nutcases
-riled up
-Tea Partyism
-troubling
-obstructionism
-coalescing
-dogma
-rapturously
-hibernation
-conspiracy theorists
-anti-government zealots
-9/11 truthers
-obsessed and deranged
-claque
-milquetoast
-violent imagery
-invective
-militia group
-civil war
-terrorists

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Tea Party members generally support (1) limited government (2) free markets (3) individual liberty (4) a strong national defense. Can the MSM please add those to their vocabulary, please?

Now that your prepared, you might have guessed the writer as Frank Rich at the New York Times: The Axis of the Obsessed and Deranged.

May we ALL be vigilant in protecting our brand.

Friday, February 26, 2010

One Year Later, Can You Hear Us Now?


February 27, 2009 Washington D.C. Tea Party in front of the White House in Washington DC.

Well, one year ago no one had heard of the Tea Party Movement. Look at us now!

A recent Franklin and Marshall College Pennsylvania poll released Wednesday 2/24/10 should make you very proud of your efforts. {PDF FILE HERE}

Buried in the poll was some polling information concerning Tea Party Politics. Of special note:
- More than half (62%) of registered Pennsylvanians have read, seen, or heard something about the tea party movement.
- More respondents support (39%) than oppose (29%) the tea party movement’s goals
- More would be likely (45%) than unlikely (34%) to vote for a candidate who supports the tea party movement’s goals

So what about Tea Party Movement product branding?:
- Supporters most commonly cite smaller government/fiscal responsibility (31%) and more representative government (14%) as the movement’s primary goals,
- Supporters also are more knowledgeable about the movement’s goals only nine percent say they don’t know compared to one quarter (24%) of opponents.

Amazing if you ask me. What corporation or consumer product would not want to be looking at those numbers? May we ALL be vigilant in protecting our brand.
Scenes from the DC Tea Party on Feb. 27, 2009, at which hundreds of taxpayers rallied in support of free markets and limited governments - and against endless bailouts.



*The data included in the release represent the responses of 1143 adult residents of Pennsylvania, including 954 registered adults (481 Democrats, 340 Republicans, and 111 registered as Independent/Other).

My February 27, 2009 Washington D.C. Tea Party Picture Gallery is located here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/BowlMeOverVa/WashingtonDCTeaPartyPictures#

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Roy Innis Gives His Advice On The Tea Party Movement

If your following CPAC 2010 this year, there is a lot of discussion surrounding the Tea Party movement. Some organizations and individuals are jocking for Tea Party movement support. The reason I posted this video because Mr. Innis makes some interesting points about how the various CPAC organizations and sponsors should approach the Tea Party movement and its members.




The Tea Party movement was born in the free will and independence of the individual members. That is why it appears to others as impossible to define or defeat for that matter. The Tea Party movement free will and independence must be preserved.

Organizations like CPAC should follow Mr. Innis's arms distant advice, don't try to dominate them, educate and support them to the maximum extent possible. Helping with news releases, organization, legal advice, etc. Like Mr. Innis says, Guide and Protect.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Something Fishy About My Coffee This Morning



I really enjoy my morning coffee but this morning my coffee had a fishy taste to it. So I better retrace my steps to make sure I don't make the same mistake again.

First was this video post about how coffee is now a movement?

A "Concerned Citizen" on Facebook huh?
Producer/Co-Director 9500 Liberty , interesting, a little close to home here.

Maybe someone likes to give to candidates with "Progressive Values. Common Goals."

Oh, we can't let Mr. Moore be without a link here. Maybe a "going left, but faking right" move is called for.

Oh wait there is another coffee video here.

I am getting this plastic, filmy taste in my mouth. Can't quite discern it source just yet.

Astro-turf?

I have a strong craving for Tea now!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Flags to represent the Snowpocalypse

49 states dusted with snow; Hawaii’s the holdout
Forget red and blue — color America white. There was snow on the ground in 49 states Friday. Hawaii was the holdout.

Brings up some interesting flags to represent the Snowpocalypse.
- Maybe a white flag with the #snOMG hashtag will do.
- Maybe a Gadsden flag of a snowman and a 4x4 truck flag with "Don't Tread On Me".
- or maybe, a simple white flag for the surrender of the global warming climatologists.

Frozen Wasteland for sure:

Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration

Glen Reynolds pens the angst with Congress quite well in a recent WSJ article:
There were promises of transparency and of a new kind of collaborative politics where establishment figures listened to ordinary Americans. We were going to see net spending cuts, tax cuts for nearly all Americans, an end to earmarks, legislation posted online for the public to review before it is signed into law, and a line-by-line review of the federal budget to remove wasteful programs.



The lyrics can be found here: http://soomopublishing.com/declaration/

Put aside the blunders of TARP, Stimulus, Cap and Trade, and congressional representatives refusal to listen or even meet with their constituents. The Healthcare legislation actions of this Congress is nothing short of shameful.

The election of Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown exposes the buffoonery that our congressional representatives have been operating under since the enactment of TARP. Everything was a crisis and only Congress knew how to fix them. They are correct about one thing, there is a crisis but only elections will fix our problems. It's too late to apologize and we will not forget come this November.

I declare, let the apologies commence:
Gerald E. Connolly - Dem.
James P. Moran - Dem.
Thomas S. P. Perriello - Dem.
Robert C. ``Bobby'' Scott - Dem.
Rick Boucher - Dem.