**For those of you insisting you've seen this interview, telling me how horrible and "whiny" it is, nice try. The first copy was released earlier this week on the Greta Van Sustern show, and I believe it premiered at CPAC last week. You may have seen clips, but until now, no one has seen the entire interview unless you've gotten your copy lightening fast! Mine's on it's way, so I'll be writing about it soon, but those of you claiming to have seen it online are mistaken. That's not how it's being released.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I encourage all of you who are conservatives to visit this site. Glenn Beck has compiled a list of 9 things about our country and is taking action to make our voices heard. Read these nine, and if you believe in at least seven of them, visit his site and follow the instructions at the end so that you, too, can help make your voice be heard.
The Nine Principles:
1. America is good.
2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.
3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.
Posted by Tami at 5:48 PM
I've refrained, for the most part, from commenting much on the stimulus here other than asking you to call your respective Congressmen and Senators and voice your opinions. I haven't said much because, frankly, I'm mad as hell and there isn't space enough on this blog to express all that I would like to say. The President who now inhabits 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, in his first three weeks in office, has managed to practically (as promised) destroyed capitalism. In an administration that ran on "hope" and "change", an administration that promised a "new transparency" in government cannot even manage to appoint a cabinet that isn't a former Clinton administration official, or one that isn't a criminal. To me, this speaks volumes about Obama's character--he is incapable of caring or perhaps even being able to see that these criminals he has nominated to hold cabinet positions are just that! Criminals! Liberals, do not DARE comment here saying that isn't true. You try not paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes....or even hundreds of dollars in taxes...and see what happens. I can assure you, you will not be nominated or elected to office of a cabinet position unless you have Chicago or radical liberal left connections. You will end up owing enormous fines, and likely, doing jail time depending on the circumstances. If you are a connected Democrat, you get a free "get out of jail" pass. You are above the law. As for the Clinton holdovers...who cares, except that it is hardly "change we can believe in".
Obama and the Democrats sound like a bunch of kindergartners these last few weeks: "Hey! We won! Ninny-ninny boo-boo! We can do whatever we want!" And Republicans, guess what? They did, and they can, even if it means that most Americans don't want whatever they are trying to push through. There's one thing, however, they seem to have forgotten: we do still have the freedom to voice our opinions. DO NOT FORGET THAT. I was in a Barnes and Noble just after the election here in my home state of Florida. I was purchasing one of the latest books written about Sarah Palin. I wasn't wearing all kinds of Sarah Palin paraphernalia or speaking loudly and obnoxiously about how horrible Obama is (and I assure you I have encountered MANY Obama supporters who have done quite the opposite)...I was simply standing in line waiting my turn, leafing through my book. When I walked to the counter, the sales lady began to loudly huff and puff about how stupid Sarah is and what an idiot she is and how she couldn't believe I would buy such a book. (something tells me had I been buying a Bible she'd have had the same reaction) I looked at her and I said "are you joking?" She then told me emphatically (and quite loudly) how she was NOT joking, and proceeded to insult Sarah, and me for voting for McCain Palin, even though I hadn't said a word to this point. My young daughter was with me, witnessing this scene. I did answer her, kept my voice even (though I wanted very much to reach over the counter and teach her a lesson), took my purchase and walked out of the store with my head held high--listening as she badmouthed me and my vote as I exited the store. I stopped, pulled my receipt out of the bag, my cell phone from my purse, and called her manager before I left the property. He was extremely kind and incredibly apologetic. I suspect, as an immigrant, he very much appreciates the freedoms we enjoy and knows what is means to live without those freedoms. I have never once seen that woman again in that store, and I have to say I hope she got fired. My daughter later asked, "Mom, why are they allowed to act like that and you can't even buy a book about Sarah?" What arrogance! We live in a free country where we are afforded the opportunities to make choices about all kinds of things in our lives. I may disagree strongly with your political views, or perhaps the way you choose to live your life, but I can assure you that I believe that you have the same rights that I do to make those choices. I have heard multiple stories of people experiencing similar situations as mine, or worse. One thing conservative Republicans need to learn: WE DO HAVE RIGHTS, and we very much need to exercise them. Our tendency has been to lay low, not be obnoxious or overbearing. We simply live our lives, stand by our principles and mind our own business. The time has come to do more. We must fight for what we believe in, because folks, our country is no longer recognizable. Those idiots who commented here, even as recent as a few weeks ago, saying we were dead wrong when talking about socialism and marxism--we were right. Those idiots who have come here and left scathing comments telling us how wrong we were on so many points with regard to how Obama would govern--insisting he would be a moderate--you were dead wrong. Conservatives...Republicans...wake up. The time to start acting has long since passed.
Posted by Tami at 2:40 PM
Friday, February 13, 2009
You can see the Bristol Palin/Greta interview at this link.
See Grandma Sarah and baby Tripp at this link.
Sarah interview at the snow machine races can be seen at this link.
We've had some commenter's, who always like to come here and only point out those "gotcha" moments of conservatives in the MSM, who are saying "AHA!! Bristol said abstinence is not realistic, so what do you have to say about THAT?" Well, I do have an answer. Two, in fact. First, whether Bristol, or the Pope himself, said abstinence isn't realistic, I would still say ABSTINENCE WORKS EVERY SINGLE TIME IT IS TRIED! A person putting themselves in a situation to have sex outside of marriage simply needs to remember that keeping her legs together or keeping it in his pants is the best way to prevent pregnancy! That's just a fact! It's a little thing called personal responsibility, something fewer and fewer people seem to know anything about these days. We've passed laws against murder, but that doesn't deter some people from committing murder. Because some people still commit murder, does that mean that we are wrong to discourage others from doing the same? NO! The same logic applies in both cases. Secondly, I watched the entire interview, aired two nights. If you heard the interview in its entire context, Bristol was saying that it isn't realistic that every teenager is going to abstain from sex...not in this day and age. The context (something I know you liberals known are incapable of utilizing) in which Bristol was speaking on this subject was directly related to the subject of "okay, I'm pregnant, what now?" I still stand by my comments earlier this year. Bristol is to be commended for taking the tough road, though unpopular in today's world, and choosing LIFE. Many take the cowardly route and kill the unborn child to cover up their mistakes or to erase the mistake as if it never happened. Now, Bristol seems to have been forced to grow up very quickly, face life, finish school, and be a mommy. She is very blessed to have a family who has pitched in to help her during this time: that's what strong families do. So, what do I think of her statement? I think I heard exactly what she said, and in the context in which she said it, I agree with her. It's a sad fact: teens have been duped into believing murder is a better choice than abstaining from sex. The sad fact is, they will pay dearly, mentally and physically, for the rest of their lives for the choices they have made. Abstinence is ALWAYS the best choice. Wait for marriage, kids. You'll be SO glad you did.
Posted by Tami at 11:15 PM
Comments are left here often by liberals...as recently as this morning...suggesting that conservatives are no longer proud of our country, and that they, liberal Democrats, can finally be proud of America now that Obama is in office.
I felt the need to write about it here, because I see this as one of the fundamental differences between liberals and conservatives. We all heard the now infamous comment by then wife of the Democrat Presidential nominee, now first lady Michelle Obama: "for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback." I find it incredibly pathetic that one would base her pride in her country on whether or not a Democrat or Republican is in the White House.
So, just for the record: because we have a socialist in the White House doesn't mean I, a conservative Republican, am no longer proud of my country. Embarrassed by the lack of leadership we now have in the White House? Yes. Sorry that we now appear weak to the entire world? Yes. Proud to have been born in the greatest country on earth? You bet I am! No matter WHO occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, I am still in awe of this great nation and all that she stands for. My pride in my country is not based on a "single snapshot in history", but rather on her nearly 233 years of rich and amazing history. I could list for you countless reasons as to why I am PROUD to be an American...the list is endless...but I'd like to hear from you, the reader! Why are YOU proud to be an American? Click on the comment icon below and share with us why it is that you are thankful, and PROUD, to have the great privilege of being an American.
**By the way, if you're a liberal, and you plan to leave the usual snarky comments, which I am already getting, know that your comments will be posted in their rightful place, at this location, and not under this post.
Posted by Tami at 8:16 AM
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Michelle Malkin did an excellent piece in the New York Post this week entitled "The Rush Revival: Deranged Dems' Obsession With Limbaugh Will Be Their Undoing". You can read it here. She adds a few additional comments about her interview with Rush on her blog, in a post called "Rush Derangement Syndrome".
Posted by Tami at 12:53 AM
Sunday, February 01, 2009
I am thrilled to have found the book, "The Conservative's Handbook (Defining the Right Position on Issues from A to Z)", by Phil Valentine, a few weeks ago. It is chock-full of "facts, not emotions", and it is the study on which I am basing this series of posts on conservative principles.
One major difference between liberals and conservatives is this:
"the writings of our Founding Fathers leave [absolutely] no doubt that belief in GOD was, and is, the cornerstone of our republic".
Want to hear something that I would venture to say most Americans do not know?
"There is NO such thing as separation of church and state in the U.S. Constitution. It is nowhere to be found in the entire document. The First Amendment simply states,"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof". It articulates a freedom OF religion, not a freedom FROM it."Now, to understand the original intent of the founding fathers, it's necessary to do our homework, and in The Conservative's Handbook, Valentine has done it for us. I encourage you to get a copy for yourself and study it--you will be amazed. In short,
"the individual state constitutions laid down the law regarding church and state"and in fact, many states required that if a man was to become a politician, he must first be a man who believed in God. It wasn't until the courts began to completely disregard or misinterpret the U.S. Constitution that such a fuzzy line was drawn, and so many people were led to believe that, according to the Constitution, God-and anyone professing to be a practicing Christian- is to be left out of any government entity. Not so. In fact, our founding fathers "were protecting the states from an overbearing federal government". Guess what constitution DOES mandate separation of church and state? That would be the Soviet Union Constitution, chapter 7, article 52, section 2, which states:
"In the USSR, the church is separated from the state, and the school from the church."Interesting, don't you think? Does this mean that every conservative is a born again Christian? No. It means that conservatives believe that the idea of inalienable rights is exclusively a biblical idea. The right to be free is given by our Creator--there's a reason why there are no naturally occurring Islamic or Buddhist democracies. GOD is the cornerstone of our republic. HE is our foundation.
These will be added in our links section, but thought all of them important enough to list here.
First, here are some links that will take you to sites where you can research the stimulus, a.k.a. pork bill that is due to be voted on by the Senate this week.
This link is just a fun link to an excellent video that a fellow conservative blogger put together.
Posted by Tami at 4:51 PM