Original Music from 'The Thunderbirds'
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Original Music from 'The Thunderbirds'
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both."
"If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone."
"The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself."One more, just for the Teleprompter of the United States:
"We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately."
"Well done is better than well said."
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
On Friday, Rasmussen Reports released polling results in the Specter/Toomey race: Election 2010: Pennsylvania Republican Senate Primary: Toomey 51% Specter 30%
Specter is viewed favorably by 42% of Pennsylvania Republicans and unfavorably by 55%, according to a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of voters in the state. Those are stunningly poor numbers for a long-term incumbent senator. Specter was first elected to the Senate in 1980.GOP National Chairman Michael Steele said "He left to further his personal political interests because he knew that he was going to lose a Republican primary due to his left-wing voting record. Republicans look forward to beating Sen. Specter in 2010, assuming the Democrats don't do it first." Woot!
In another sign that could be troubling for Specter, the current poll finds that 79% of Pennsylvania Republicans have a favorable opinion of the “Tea Party” protests against big government spending and higher taxes held across the nation last week. Thirty percent (30%) know someone personally who took part. Overall, 82% of Pennsylvania Republicans say that the federal government has too much money and too much power. Just four percent (4%) say it has too little.
This turn of events leads me to wonder... can we get him to take Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins with him?
Nolan Finley, Editorial Page Editor of the Detroit News, was speaking with WJR-760's Frank Beckmann this morning about the state of the automotive industry. On the federal government owning 50% of - and de facto running - General Motors, Nolan opined that it will not work because 'they're not in the car business. They're in the government business and they can't run that, either.'
Actually, my title notwithstanding, Nolan Finley is one newspaper man who usually 'gets it' and isn't afraid to say so. Now THAT'S news!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
"The Truth" by painter Michael D'Antuono will be officially unveiled on Obama's 100th day in office at New York City's Union Square. Newsbusters has the story of Obamania in hyperdrive. GACK!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
RM: Fantastic. Thanks! Let's just start with the foundational issues. Where are you on second amendment rights and the right to life?
CPH: I have an unblemished record of supporting and defending second amendment rights and being pro-life. It’s all out there. My record clearly outlines my positions on such important issues. The record will also demonstrate that I have not only voted correctly but that I have been an active and outspoken advocate for these issues during my career. Nothing to guess about where I’ll be. My record is clear and strong.
Read the rest of the interview here and be sure to check out the rest of Nick's site...he was recently named one of the top state political blogs in the nation by the Washington Post. See? Even WaPo gets it right once in awhile!
Tommy Emmanuel, 'Here Comes the Sun' - Beatles Medley
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Psalm 19:1 - The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.
The earth is a gift from God to man. We should praise and worship it's Creator, not the creation. He has placed so much beauty all around us; I see it everywhere! If you look closely at these photos, I hope you can see it, too.
*Copyright 2008-2009, all rights reserved. All photos are digitally protected.
He had a unique insight into our national psyche and offered some profound analysis not only of American government but of American citizens as well.
'A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.'Of particular relevance to current events are the following:
'Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.'
'Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.'
'The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.'
'There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.'
Monday, April 20, 2009
In 2001 an Anti-Racist Conference took place in Durban, South Africa. Its target was the Jewish state. Many nations turned against Israel in hatred and condemned and accused her of being guilty of Apartheid. Their most honored guests who greeted the delegates then were Arafat - the father of modern terrorism, together with the founder of the oldest dictatorship in the western hemisphere, Fidel Castro.
Now these nations are planning a follow-up conference, called Durban II. It is going to take place from April 20-24, 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland. The conference is deliberately planned to start on Hitler's birthday, April 20 and the honored speaker will be Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran.
In Durban 2001 the Jewish organizations were left to defend themselves on their own. This year a delegation from the European Coalition for Israel, as well as other Christians, will be actively involved in the events in Geneva in order to support Israel. ECI will organize a special public ceremony in the synagogue of Evian on the opposite side of Lake Geneva on Tuesday 21 April to mark the 70th anniversary of the Evian conference which rejected the Jewish refugees and which by some historians is seen as having given Hitler the green light to genocide. On Wednesday 22 April in the evening there is a pro-Israel demonstration planned where all Christians are welcome to take part.
Please exalt the name and the word of the Lord over this conference and pray for:
- The important event, on Tuesday April 21 in Evian, organized by ECI (Tomas Sandel and Helmut Specht). Ebenezer representatives and intercessors will also take part in it.
- The massive pro-Israel rally of Jews and Christians to be held in front of the UN Geneva headquarters building on Wednesday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m. Ebenezer representatives and intercessors will also take part in it.
- The Lord's protection over everybody participating in the rally and for no disruption by pro-Palestinian groups.
- The many Christians to be a real comfort and support to the Jewish people at the rally and the other events (Isaiah 40:1).
- The Lord to cause many nations to cancel their participation before the conference will start.
- The Lord to confuse the plans of the enemy and thwart any attempts of the participating nations to condemn Israel during the conference. Instead of cursing may there flow blessings for Israel (Numbers 23:20)
- The Swiss government to have discernment about what is going on.
- The Swiss churches and believers to take a stand for Israel.'God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne. The princes of the people have gathered together, the people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God; He is greatly exalted.' Psalm 47:8-9
The first part was easy: Grammy. My young granddaughters call me Grammy, so I had the grandmother angle covered. Now what else would pair well with that? In the strange and mysterious recesses of my fertile brain I found the perfect answer: Cracker. Meant to be a racial slur, it's really just funny - at least to me. I thought of Uncle Kracker. Hey, if it's good enough for him, why not? It's also quite fitting, since I'm about the whitest white girl on the planet. Bwaaah!
So we have..... Grammy Cracker! Ta-da! It's a great play on words, is a bit politically incorrect (bonus!) and brings us full-circle back to the whole 'white grandmother' line. The only thing left to do was Photoshop the 'Honkey Maid' cracker box (another laughable 'slur') and I was good to go.
There you have it, then. I have just one request: the Cracker is singular. As in not plural. As in no 's' on the end. I am a one-of-a-kind, not-your-typical white Cracker. And the world breathes a collective sigh of relief.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
David Phelps, 'He's Alive'
Saturday, April 18, 2009
If we fail to learn the lessons of history, we are doomed to repeat it. Tyranny will not rest. The price of liberty really is eternal vigilance, Crumb Crunchers. Silent No More! Pass the tea, please!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Signs of the times:
Unlike the current President!
Scenes from the crowd:
Tea on the Capitol steps
Paul Revere & Uncle Sam
Congressman Mike Rogers
State Senator & Candidate for Secretary of State