Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Hopefully your day will be filled with good times with people you love and that you have lots to be thankful for. My heart goes out to those who have lost someone in the past year.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

They are students, not talking birds

It's no secret that some teachers are using their positions as a private soapbox for their political agendas. A teacher can even relate politics to an unrelated class, such as biology or literature. I remember once in college, I took a Roman history class. The teacher used every chance he had to put in a jab about Bush. It rendered him speechless when one day I finally asked, "What does President Bush have to do with Roman History?".

I've heard a lot of alarming things from fellow teachers during my time as one. Everything from "There IS only one side to Global Warming" to "Conservatives are uneducated hicks. You don't actually know anyone who voted for McCain; they all live in the boonies and mountains. Besides, they are so few and far between - the numbers in the news are made up" and "George Bush appointed Nazis into the Supreme Court".

Some of these would be funny if they weren't so sad. The really sad part is that these kids are buying it! Unfortunately, these teachers have influence in the classroom. What they say is held as sacred truth. Their opinions are taken as fact and that's not right. No teacher worth his or her salt would abuse their power that way.

I've said it before and I'll say it again - I don't care if my students don't share my opinion 100% on everything. In fact, I prefer that. You have your opinion, congratulations, that's what makes us great as humans. If we disagree on something and you are able to back up your opinion, even better. I'd rather them find their own voice, instead of parroting mine. If I wanted that, then... well, I'd go get a parrot. I'm confident enough with myself that I don't need to corrupt young minds in order to validate my values and beliefs.

I caught one telling his students today that conservatives are so close-minded, that they view all Muslims the same and how ridiculous it was to say one group of people was all the same. But all conservatives were stupid, ignorant and just horrible people in general. Yeah, that's a liberals definition of "open-mindedness" for you. It's not right to use your position to tell them that it's okay to call me names and disrespect me just because of my political orientation.

This is just after he held a class on "Islama-phobia" and passed out a worksheet, in which one of the questions asked was "What should the President do about these people who have this disorder?".

Another taught them it was wrong to view the shooting at Ft Hood as a tragedy and if anyone actually believed that or believed that the shooter was a Muslim, then they were just ignorant.

Problem is, I can guarantee that this doesn't only happen at my school. It most likely happens where you send your child(ren) to school or even where you might attend school. I remember going through this, although I don't recall it being quite as vicious.

My point is you need to be vigilant. If you child is in school, regardless if it's public or private (it happens everywhere), you need to be active in your child's school life. Find out what's going on, talk to their teachers, talk to your child(ren). And if your kids are getting spoon-fed the kool-aid, then you have greater pull as a parent against these kind of teachers. If enough complained, it might make a difference.

If you are in school, speak up. Talk to your teacher, talk to the dean, talk to whomever you need to, in order to get your point across.

Right now we are distracted by so many issues - the health care bill, the trial of the terrorists in NY, Cap & Trade and many, many others, that granted ARE important. But, even if we win the fight on health care, the liberals are busy prepping little minds to attempt to take over health care again next time or the time after that. They are one step ahead of us and we need to keep a close eye on them. Keep fighting them on health care and cap & trade, but don't forget about the next generation. Won't do us much good to win all of these battles to only have the liberals defeat us by corrupting our kids through the back door.

Get involved in your child's school. Or if you are old enough, it's time to take control of your education. This issue is too important to just let it go. We can't keep letting them spew their filth into the classroom. It's time to say enough is enough.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Putting the United States on Trial

I keep hearing about those terrorist goons who are going to be tried in NY and it just sickens me. Eric Holder and his little friends are making a mockery of what happened on 9/11 and our legal system. Nothing gets my temper flaring lately than to see the media using that terrorist's words or O'Reilly interviewing the defense lawyer. We should not being giving these cretins the time of day, so quit legitimizing them by giving them airtime! Not to mention the legal and safety risk.

First of all, the terrorist should not have been brought to American soil. He does not deserve a trial or deserve to abide to our laws. He is not American; he MURDERED Americans. Actually, he should have had his Military Tribunal or whatever they give them down at Gitmo and put to death already.

Secondly, he was never given Miranda rights when he was taken in custody (see above: he is not American, he is not given the rights of one). So if his case is brought to trial, he can get off on this technicality, which is BS.

Thirdly, this trial has the potential to be a complete circus. It will make the OJ Simpson case seem tame and organized in comparison. They have a chance to be found innocent and walk free, which Eric Holder says he will not let them go if that happens. WTF? What is the point of putting them on trial then? This is not to put the terrorists on trial; it's to put the Bush, Cheney, the CIA and the United States on trial. I'm so glad families of the 9/11 victims protested this... Good for them! We need to stand behind them.

I think our country has gone insane. Navy SEALS are facing charges for "assaulting" most wanted terrorists. ("Gateway Pundit" and "Another Black Conservative" has a good post about this) Good, I say - next time, don't assault them - just kill them. Interrogate them on the field and take them out right then and there. Saves time, saves tax dollars and saves us from stupid crap like this. And yeah, yeah liberals, I know I'm a violent, war-mongering, racist conservative. Whatever, I'm the most non-violent person I know. I'm as about as harmless as a kitten, if they would bother to get to know me before calling me names. But don't legitimize these terrorists, who killed thousands of my fellow Americans, and give them the same rights of an American. Don't give them a platform to speak against the United States on and don't keep giving them publicity. They don't deserve that much - they don't deserve anything. They planned and killed Americans and wouldn't hesitate to do it again, if we released them. Lethal injection or an trip to the electric chair is too good for them. And this is coming from the person who only believes in the using the death penalty as a last resort.

Ditto for the Foot Hood shooter. His lawyer says it would be "barbaric" to put a paralyzed man to death. And to that I say, too bad those policemen didn't have a better shot. Could have saved us all a lot of trouble.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Democrats have their 60 votes for health care deform

My quiet, pleasant evening was just interrupted by this headline on MSNBC:
"Democrats have 60 votes to advance health care bill".

I literally felt my heart stop and my breath caught in my throat. This can't be happening. What happened to Liberman and the others who said they weren't going to vote for this? At least there were no Olympia Snowe's in this bunch... but it didn't seem to matter much.

I just want to cry and scream. Haven't they been listening to us? What about the tea parties and the letter-writing? Was it all for nothing? And all because of this community-apologizer-in-chief wants things to be "fair" for everyone, while he jokes with servicemen that they are only a "photo-op". Have you heard- universal healthcare is now called "community healthcare". Just sounds like something disgusting to me, like "community toilet" or something. But whatever you want to call it, I DON'T WANT IT!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't want you to tell me when I can or cannot get a mammogram, if I and my doctor decide I need one. It's none of the government's business. It's MY health care and MY responsibility. I've worked very hard to provide myself with care because my health is high on my priority list. Please don't take something away for me to give it to someone who didn't have it as high in their priorities. I love the United States of America - we're the best country out there. I don't want to be Europe or be like them. If I did, I'd be living in Europe, not here. I am not sorry for being an American, and in fact, I'm proud of it. I had no choice in where I was born, but I am glad that it was here and if I had a choice, I'd choose the USA all over again. I am not sorry about being an American-please don't apologize for me. I do not want to see my great nation flushed down the community toilet.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

And here's someone with class...

Just saw this over at In.sur.rec.tion's blog and thought it deserved re-posting:

Here's an excerpt from a thank-you note he found from Hillary Clinton supporters at Hillbuzz.

"As we will always be grateful for what George and Laura Bush did this week, with no media attention, when they very quietly went to Ft. Hood and met personally with the families of the victims of this terrorist attack.


The Bushes went and met privately with these families for HOURS, hugging them, holding them, comforting them."

I had tears in my eyes reading this. I hadn't heard about this - and why not- the Bushes wanted to do it secretly. They did it for the families and not for themselves or for the media. Such class.
Thank you former President and Mrs Bush for your compassion and taking the time to show people you care. Thank you.

"Fairness Doctrine" for books???

So it seems that once liberals get finished with their takeover of healthcare, they will try to take over books. I immediately thought of Atlas Shrugged, where the government tried something similar, as it wasn't fair that some people published more than others, so they had to limit the number of books someone was able to publish. This is a little different, but in the same vein.

I saw this first thing this morning on Boortz. Seems liberals are upset that there are so many conservative books on the best seller lists. According to the Huffington Post, they should have their own lists because it just not fair that people like Glenn Beck topped four different lists at once: hardcover fiction, hardcover non-fiction, paperback non-fiction and children's.

Waah, waaah, waaah. Do liberals ever do anything but complain that life isn't fair? You could use all that time whining and write a book about it!

And it's not just Glenn Beck - Ann Coulter, Palin, Malkin, Mark Levin, Rush and Boortz having top spots on their lists too. Know why? It doesn't take a rocket scientist...

1) Conservatives read while liberals are watching reality TV shows and American Idol. We also listen to the radio and watch the news on TV, which is also why talk radio and cable news are also dominating.

2) Ever read a book by a liberal? It's mostly 200+ pages of "it's not fair" or "this person is mean". I have yet to read one that was well-written (usually full of run-ons and other grammatical errors - Bill Clinton's was one of the worst. It made it very unreadable) and I'm sorry, but no one really cares what Al Franken thinks. And they usually have very, very minimal sources to back up their opinions, if any at all.

3) Conservatives are always on best seller lists because people want to buy their books. Glenn Beck's book, An Inconvenient Book, was amusing, but still chock-full of facts and figures. Mark Levin's book, Liberty and Tyranny, honestly had about 50 pages in the back of sources and references to back up his opinions. They are witty, interesting and informative.

4) Conservative authors work hard at what they do. Usually they have a weekly column and sometimes a radio (and/or a TV show) and publish at least a book a year, if not more. How did get Glenn Beck get on 4 different lists? Because he cranks out a new book every few months and people like what he writes!

It just cracks me up that at the end of the Newsbusters article, the Media Research Center's study found that liberal authors and books got more press and promotion than conservative authors and books, but are still failing!! How ironic is that? Now wonder they are foaming at the mouth about this - that's embarrassing!

Make a product that people want to buy and you will sell it. Simple as that.
But like everything liberals touch, they won't improve their product, but take down the successful people instead.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Just when I think I have no respect left for him...

...somehow I end up losing more for him.

H/t Gateway Pundit

When I first heard this, I didn't believe it. I heard it on Michael Savage's radio show and honestly thought they must have had the wrong audio. Not even Obama would stoop this low... no, it can't be right. But the audio kept playing... and playing... Obama introduces people, thanks some others... and I waiting for it... and then he cracks some jokes... and gives a "shout out" to someone else... and I'm still waiting. It's beyond embarrassing at this point. Say SOMETHING, you bumbling goon! How hard is it to say "My deepest condolences to the victims and their families" without a teleprompter? Two minutes into his speech!! TWO MINUTES!!

"I'd like to make broader remarks about the challenges that remain ahead..., but as some of you may have heard..."

"But" ??? He acts like this is some sort of inconvenience for him!!! Like this tragedy crashed his party and ruined his great speech!! No no no no no. He says with an air of "oh, by the way...". Really, REALLY disgusting. Especially for someone dubbed "The GREAT eloquent communicator". Have some class, man!

And all liberals can say is "But Bush did it too".

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Sick & Tired of this Healthcare Bill

I am now just getting over a flu-type bug (but not swine flu) that has knocked me on my butt since Sunday. And do you know that all I could think about the last few days is how if I needed to, I could call up my doctor for an appointment and get seen in a timely manner. Maybe I might have to wait until tomorrow or if I called early in the morning, I might have to wait until the afternoon. Or maybe they'd say "We have no appointments available, but why don't you come in and we'll try to squeeze you in". If they were too busy, I could even run to a "doc-n-the-box" if I wanted. But regardless...I still have a choice.

I take solace in that fact that my healthcare is there if I need it...for now. It also makes me realize the urgency in preventing this healthcare bill from being passed. I like being able to pick up the phone and make an appointment for when I want to. I don't want to wait in a long line if I don't feel well. I like knowing that I'm not stranded in the middle of nowhere without a lifeline. What would this mean, for as something as little as the flu, if they pass this healthcare?

I got to listen to a lot of radio yesterday and was delighted to hear about Rep. Virginia Foxx from NC. I think she spoke for a lot of us. I am frightened of it.

There's also a lot of talk about how since mandated healthcare is unconstitutional, we'd have the ability to sue the government in the case that it gets passed. That's encouraging - but I really don't want it to get to that point. All we can do is keep calling, keep writing, keep Tea Partying... I hope there's a big turnout in Washington on Thursday. We need to let our voices be heard to show them we aren't fringe right-wing extremists - we're Americans who care about our country and our freedoms. We're Americans who don't want to trade our freedoms for hand-outs. We want to work hard for what we have. We want to remain the only civilized country without government health care - and we're proud of it! We're Americans - we don't want to be like everyone else. If we wanted to be European, we'd go live in Europe. Our ancestors fought too long and too hard for us to be Europe Jr. It's too bad people like Pelosi, Reid and Obama have forgotten that.