Friday, May 29, 2009

A Classy Act

Great to see former President George Bush and to hear him respond to some of the talking points put out by the Obama White House.

This made my day!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Today we give honor to those who have served their country well and gave their life to protect. We are a grateful nation and we appreciate what our veterans gave given for our country.

Later this morning, we will go to our Veteran's Cemetery to place flowers at our son's grave.

It is an awesome sight pulling into the cemetery entrance to see all of the American flags placed by each gravestone - the wind blowing each flag gently. It is breathtaking.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Soldier Tom's home, I've been occupied!

Our Soldier Tom has been home for a week now and we've been so very busy. It's great to have him home and back from Iraq.

BUT, I couldn't let this opinion go by without stating on this issue. I love VP Cheney but coming into the limelight at this time has made my day! I have a smile on my face when I see him in the news or hear him speak to the reporters. I think he has been fantabulous. He can carry it off better than anyone right now speaking on the issues contradicting President Obama - who woulda thought.

You have to love him - and too, he has a couple of Yellow Labs and a Black Labs - all the reason to be partial to him. I know his speaking out on the terrorist issues and other national problems has surprised many on the left - I am sssooo glad.

I know some of the Republicans are not too happy about his appearance, but I really don't care. There was a report on the news this morning about the Republican party losing members and they are about as many registered Independent voters as there were in 1992 when Perot was running for President. I will remain true to my Republican Party, but I sure as heck don't have to agree with some of their opinions - they best get busy or they'll lose again in 2012.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Seems all too simple!

I have become accustomed to mistrusting the Democrats. Anything they do and everything they say has an ulterior motive. So, now, we have President Obama doing something to preserve the policies of Former President Bush - well, he isn't really preserving Bush, but the politics - is there an ulterior motive, or, has he really listened and taken the advice of his Commanders who know more than he does when it comes to the military and war. Personally, I believe you have to had served in some capacity to understand the commitment the person has when they put on the uniform. There's no politics involved, it is serving our country and protecting it from harm. They do it willingly certainly not for the notoriety.

I am awe inspired and speechless and grateful President Obama has chosen this path to preserve the photos of the treatment of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan from the public eye. I hope he doesn't go back on his word and bale in to the groups who can be rather resourceful to get their way.

Although, one positive element if there are additional investigations - the Dems especially Nancy Pelosi who have had loss of memory of who knew and who didn't would be revealed full face with their possible lack of honesty. When have you ever seen a politician do the "two-step" so effectively for so long - Mrs. Pelosi performs "the change my mind soliloquy" seamlessly.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

National Day of Prayer/Military Tribute

Let us all Pray for our Country, our Families, and our Leaders. Let us lift up this day in Pray to our God giving thanks for the Blessing of our Beautiful USA.

God Bless you!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sunday, May 3, 2009

RIP - Jack Kemp

It was with great sadness that I read about the passing of Jack Kemp. He was a mainstream Republican who became familiar while serving with the George H. W. Bush administration. He had been diagnosed with cancer in January.

Our prayers are with his family and friends.

Read more about Jack Kemp's political life and comments here.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I wanna pair of those shoes!!!!

Have you seen our First Lady out being fancy free with her brand new shoes? First Lady Michelle Obama steps out in Lanvin sneakers and they're only $540! Read more here The article reports she is volunteering at the local Food Bank.

I am at odds to come up with what would I wear to help out at a local food bank, but I don't think it would be an expensive pair of shoes or clothing. Granted, she needs to dress the part for her title, but, well, did we critique Lady Di's attire when she was visiting the poor - or was she more adaptive to her environment and more interested in helping those in need rather than doing a photo op moment!

It is refreshing however that the media is reporting on the First Lady of the White House and the price of her attire rather than the Governor of Alaska. I wonder what designer's wear would First Lady Michelle wear if she went riding on a motorcycle or racing in the Adirondacks. Can you see the headlines now? Wow, the cost of those leather goods would set back the budget a few dollars. I know I am being sarcastic, but why bother with these reports anyhow, unless it is strictly a photo op.

I am watching until she does something constructive with her time. The garden bit was just a photo opportunity. I've put in many gardens and her way wasn't the way! Yes, I know visiting shelters and dishing up food to the homeless and talking to military wives is encouraging - but, can she do it without the camera and publicity? What of it all? The military families need help. I have read it is on the agenda, but what, what does the Obama administration plan doing for the families? What is the Obama administration plan on doing for the homeless - or should that be better left to the states and local government to deal with on the basis of their environment. Showing off the wealthy side of life to the poor of the poorist by bringing the White House staff and serving fancy food is very poor in taste and lacks common sense.

Unfortunately, my budget doesn't accommodate me running out and purchasing a pair of those $540 Lanvin sneakers. Right now I'm wearing a very old pair of worn out sandals that are quite comfortable.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Obama's "I have a gift" and Supreme Court Justice Souter retirement

My blogger rights haven't been taken away yet, but I've had commitments elsewhere which kept my mind from filling with blogger chatter. I know its an addiction but I had to take an antidote and stay away from the "blogger" file folder on my desk top - it wasn't easy.

There's so much to chose from going on out there in the MSM and with Fox News - easy pickins for us to post. However, I was a bit besmungined by the latest orator and revelation by Harry Reid that Obama admitted to Senator Reid that he, Obama, "had a gift" with reference to a speech Senator Reid wrote about in his book coming out soon. Oh good heavens - humility is no where to be found on the premise when Obama is in the room. It is great that Obama is so fond of himself that he can reveal this tidbit to Senator Reid, and of course, Senator Reid couldn't pass up the chance to write about it in his book. Can you believe it, even the Senator's wife told him not to write it but Senator Reid couldn't resist.

Today when President Obama announced Supreme Court Justice Souter's decision to retire, President Obama added a few comments relating to Justice Souter's reasons. Previously, the news reporters were saying that Souter didn't like the political environment and looked forward to spending more time at home. Unless I totally misunderstood President Obama's comments, he was blaming the conservatives for running Justice Souter off. Excuse me, Justice Souter has voted liberal and yet remained through President Bush's terms in office, but now he's leaving when President Obama is in office. Justice Souter said "he didn't like the political environment." Well anyone with half a mind would get it - he doesn't like what President Obama and his liberal people are doing around Washington. Or, did I miss something?????

As a Republican I really do feel like a minority, swimming without a paddle and getting blamed for everything. Of course, it is so commonplace for Obama to blame the Bush administration for everything that's wrong and even though the Bush Administration has left town and we know everything is worse than when Obama came to the White House, who else is there to blame, an imaginary friend? And, then there's Senator Spector jumping ship!!! It's almost like a magical adventure land story, too good to be true, but unfortunately it is our life today here in the USA.

I don't entirely remember what it was like back in the day before Newt Gingrich gathered up good and dedicated flock and took Washington by surprise. But I think we are in the same boat now and we need a strong leader because it's a worse time all around. We have several good Republican leaders out there but are they strong enough to fight the good fight - this time I think its different. Back then when Newt came into the Congress, he and President Clinton worked together. You could see there was a respect between the two men. But, this time the Dems out number us - a lot - and I don't know how we will survive this time! Obama came into office chanting "Change." I will begin chanting "Hope" that is hope for a miraculous Republican Comeback! I know we can do it!