Wednesday, December 31, 2008

You Are Invited-RNC Chair DC EVENT

You Are Invited-RNC Chair DC EVENT

PLEASE SHOW UP AND SUPPORT YOUR CANDIDATE FOR RNC CHAIR!

If you care about who the next RNC Chair is come to this free event in DC and out ask the candidates questions.

Event Info Host: Americans for Tax Reform
Type: Meetings - Club/Group Meeting
Network: Global
Time and Place Date: Monday, January 5, 2009
Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: National Press Club - 13th Floor - Ballroom
Street: 529 14th St. NW
City/Town: Washington, DC

Simply RSVP to debate@atr.org.


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I would like for you to join me Monday, January 5th at 12:00pm at the National Press Club for a RNC Candidates Forum.

The event is being hosted by Americans for Tax Reform. The debate is open to all supporters. Simply RSVP to debate@atr.org.

They are also allowing people to submit questions -- go to www.RNCdebate.org.

For those of you that cannot attend, the forum will be on C-SPAN and streamed live at www.RNCdebate.org.

Happy New Year Gov. Paterson

Y Democratic advisers talk up 'caretaker' senator

By MICHAEL GORMLEY, Associated Press Writer
54 mins ago
ALBANY, N.Y. – Sen. Bill Clinton? Sen. Mario Cuomo? Don't completely rule it out. The former president and the former New York governor are among several boldface names being touted as possible "caretakers" for New York's Senate seat — people who would serve until the 2010 elections but wouldn't be interested in running to keep the job. As the process of picking Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's replacement gets messier, the option may become increasingly attractive to Gov. David Paterson, who has sole authority to name a successor.
A spokesman for Bill Clinton, Matt McKenna, said Wednesday that the former chief executive isn't interested in the job and plans to continue the work of his foundation. Cuomo declined through a spokesman to discuss the Senate seat.
A big name could have an immediate impact for New York in the Senate while letting the large field of hopefuls duke it out in 2010, according to three Democratic Party advisers in New York and Washington who are close to the discussion with Paterson's inner circle on this issue. Two others in the party confirmed that Paterson is still considering the caretaker option. The advisers spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to comment. "You could find a very senior person who could serve New York well" on an interim basis, said Gerald Benjamin, a political scientist and dean at the State University of New York at New Paltz. "Then you can say to Caroline Kennedy, `You know, you'd make a good senator. Run for it.' And you can tell everyone else that it's a level playing field."
Paterson has made it clear in recent days that he's getting annoyed by the constant jockeying by supporters of high-powered hopefuls including Kennedy, half a dozen members of Congress and state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, son of the former governor. The candidates — especially Kennedy — have made daily headlines as Paterson tries to focus on a fiscal crisis of historic proportions, his first budget proposal and preparations for his first full legislative session as governor. He took office last spring after disgraced Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned.
The caretaker option was exercised last month by Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, who picked a former aide to Vice President-elect Joe Biden to succeed him in the Senate until a new senator is elected in 2010. By then, Biden's son, state Attorney General Beau Biden, will have returned from a tour in Iraq with the National Guard — just in time to run for his father's seat.
A week ago, Paterson said he favored appointing a senator soon after Clinton is confirmed to start building seniority, and he ruled out an interim placeholder. Under state law, there will be an election to fill the last two years of Hillary Clinton's term in 2010 and another for a full six-year term in 2012.
The process, however, wasn't supposed to be a big distraction.
Some of the other names circulating as possible caretakers among party operatives include the state's retired top jurist, Judith Kaye, and former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey, now president of the New School in New York City. Kaye declined through a spokesman Tuesday to discuss the Senate seat; Kerrey and Paterson did not respond to questions Tuesday and Wednesday.
Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College poll, said the caretaker option wouldn't surprise him. "To pick a caretaker is to say ... win it in the court of public opinion." An interim appointment also could sidestep an internal struggle in New York's Democratic Party. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver — the longest-serving and most powerful legislative leader in the state — has reservations about Kennedy, and Paterson needs Silver if he wants to battle powerful labor interests to turn around the state's fiscal problems.
But Kennedy's supporters include New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent who is another important ally for Paterson. Meanwhile, the handicapping continues about the prospects of some of the lesser-known contenders. Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York City, who is known as a tenacious legislator, has been endorsed by three women's advocacy groups: the National Organization for Women, the Feminist Majority and the National Women's Political Caucus. Political observers say Paterson is under pressure to pick a woman because all the state's top leaders — except Clinton — are men.
In the political blog Connecting.the.dots, media critic and editor Robert Stein wrote Sunday that a caretaker would show that Paterson has the best interests of the state in mind during the fiscal crisis, while letting powerful political families fight it out in an election two years down the road. Doug Muzzio, professor of politics at Baruch College, isn't convinced.
"If in fact you are looking to appoint a senator who can be an effective advocate for the people of the state, those two years you can learn a lot and to give that up is problematic." But Muzzio also sees some benefit to Paterson in picking a caretaker.
"If he is feeling trapped about this Caroline Kennedy thing, this gives him, in a sense, a way out ... without naming someone else that would really anger the pro-Kennedy people," he said.

Sweet Caroline

Here are some interesting points regarding backlash...
Getting back to Caroline Kennedy, the advisor of one of Kennedy's main rivals for the post recently commented, "It's a tough thing, you can't run against the little girl at the funeral. If she wants it, I don't see how anyone will stop her." So, since Caroline Kennedy is President John Kennedy's daughter, the U.S. Senate seat from New York is hers for the taking. For the past years, Ms. Kennedy has written children's books and worked for charitable causes, while raising her family. All well and good. But does it mean she should coast into a U.S. Senate seat? Kennedy's qualifications - none. Media scrutiny - none. Political family connections - priceless.

The final decision is up to the Governor of New York, David Paterson. However, the scandal surrounding Obama's Senate seat and Governor Blagojevich' attempts to sell it may actually help Kennedy. If Governor Paterson picks Kennedy to fill Clinton's vacancy, he will spare himself any allegations that he's been bought off. Insiders are saying the Kennedy pick can help both Paterson (who's got issues of his own with state budget problems and a shaky political future at this point) and Barack Obama. Kennedy campaigned for Obama, and everyone knows who she is. She would have easy access to the President-Elect.

So all is well and good. People love the Kennedy's. And there would be the added "Camelot" connection that Obama has so aspired to. Only thing is, in addition to Obama, the American people once again may be getting another politician in office who knows nothing about the job. And what about the hypocrisy? Imagine if this were a Republican Senate Seat up for grabs and one of George Bush's daughters wanted it. There is little doubt that the mainstream media would blow a gasket. They'd be outraged. We'd hear all about the arrogance! the lack of experience! How could a Bush daughter expect to be handed a seat in the U.S. Senate?!? How in the world is she qualified to be a U.S. Senator!?! Yet, isn't that what is going on here?

And the mainstream media will let this fact slide because Caroline Kennedy is a Democrat!....or a Kennedy!.....or a Democrat AND a Kennedy!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Bristol's A Mommy!


Congrats to BRISTOL & SARAH PALIN & THE PALIN FAMILY!
Bristol gave birth to Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston 7lb 4oz!
According to People.com.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Bleeding Heart Tightwads!

NYTs Op Ed

Nicholas D. Kristof writes:

This holiday season is a time to examine who’s been naughty and who’s been nice, but I’m unhappy with my findings. The problem is this: We liberals are personally stingy.

Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for generous government spending to help the neediest people at home and abroad. Yet when it comes to individual contributions to charitable causes, liberals are cheapskates.

Arthur Brooks, the author of a book on donors to charity, “Who Really Cares,” cites data that households headed by conservatives give 30 percent more to charity than households headed by liberals. A study by Google found an even greater disproportion: average annual contributions reported by conservatives were almost double those of liberals.

Other research has reached similar conclusions. The “generosity index” from the Catalogue for Philanthropy typically finds that red states are the most likely to give to nonprofits, while Northeastern states are least likely to do so.

The upshot is that Democrats, who speak passionately about the hungry and homeless, personally fork over less money to charity than Republicans — the ones who try to cut health insurance for children.

“When I started doing research on charity,” Mr. Brooks wrote, “I expected to find that political liberals — who, I believed, genuinely cared more about others than conservatives did — would turn out to be the most privately charitable people. So when my early findings led me to the opposite conclusion, I assumed I had made some sort of technical error. I re-ran analyses. I got new data. Nothing worked. In the end, I had no option but to change my views.”

Something similar is true internationally. European countries seem to show more compassion than America in providing safety nets for the poor, and they give far more humanitarian foreign aid per capita than the United States does. But as individuals, Europeans are far less charitable than Americans.

Americans give sums to charity equivalent to 1.67 percent of G.N.P., according to a terrific new book, “Philanthrocapitalism,” by Matthew Bishop and Michael Green. The British are second, with 0.73 percent, while the stingiest people on the list are the French, at 0.14 percent.

(Looking away from politics, there’s evidence that one of the most generous groups in America is gays. Researchers believe that is because they are less likely to have rapacious heirs pushing to keep wealth in the family.)

When liberals see the data on giving, they tend to protest that conservatives look good only because they shower dollars on churches — that a fair amount of that money isn’t helping the poor, but simply constructing lavish spires.

It’s true that religion is the essential reason conservatives give more, and religious liberals are as generous as religious conservatives. Among the stingiest of the stingy are secular conservatives.

According to Google’s figures, if donations to all religious organizations are excluded, liberals give slightly more to charity than conservatives do. But Mr. Brooks says that if measuring by the percentage of income given, conservatives are more generous than liberals even to secular causes.

In any case, if conservative donations often end up building extravagant churches, liberal donations frequently sustain art museums, symphonies, schools and universities that cater to the well-off. (It’s great to support the arts and education, but they’re not the same as charity for the needy. And some research suggests that donations to education actually increase inequality because they go mostly to elite institutions attended by the wealthy.)

Conservatives also appear to be more generous than liberals in nonfinancial ways. People in red states are considerably more likely to volunteer for good causes, and conservatives give blood more often. If liberals and moderates gave blood as often as conservatives, Mr. Brooks said, the American blood supply would increase by 45 percent.

So, you’ve guessed it! This column is a transparent attempt this holiday season to shame liberals into being more charitable. Since I often scold Republicans for being callous in their policies toward the needy, it seems only fair to reproach Democrats for being cheap in their private donations. What I want for Christmas is a healthy competition between left and right to see who actually does more for the neediest.

Of course, given the economic pinch these days, charity isn’t on the top of anyone’s agenda. Yet the financial ability to contribute to charity, and the willingness to do so, are strikingly unrelated. Amazingly, the working poor, who have the least resources, somehow manage to be more generous as a percentage of income than the middle class.

So, even in tough times, there are ways to help. Come on liberals, redeem yourselves, and put your wallets where your hearts are.

Monday, December 22, 2008

PC Christmas Cards

h/t smartgirlpolitics.ning.com member

For My Democratic Friends and Family:
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to observe religious or secular traditions at all.

I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the generally accepted calendar year 2009, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures.

For My Republican Friends and Family:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and may God bless you and yours in 2009!


HO! HO! HO!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Hannah's Story: Worthwhile Reading




Hannah is 4 yrs old and was diagnosed in late October 2008 with a rare and aggressive cancerous brain tumor called glioblastoma multiforme. To date (November 20) she has had 2 surgeries to remove the tumors. She is in therapy to work on her walking, which has been effected by the tumor. She has frequent headaches from the pressure on the brain. She is on steroids to help with the inflammation, which is causing her to gain weight rapidly. The doctors have given Hannah 2-3 months to live without treatment and approximately 11 months with radiation. She needs a miracle! Hannah's father's name is Darin and she has two older siblings - Brittany and Jordan. She has 3 sets of grandparents, 2 sets of great-grandparents and a large extended family and supportive church family. Her mother, Chris, passed away several years ago from cancer. Please pray for the family as they deal with cancer in the family once again.

Here is the unedited noted posted by a fellow blogger.. Thanks for praying for Hannah and adding her to your Christmas Card List:

I would not normally put this story on the front of the site, but this is a true story. It is a friend of one of my friends. Please help SGP make this little girl's Christmas wish come true.

Many of you may remember my dear friend, Chris Garman, who lost her battle with breast cancer 2 years ago. When she was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she was pregnant with her third child. Her doctors didn't think
Chris would live through her pregnancy without treatment, so they took a chance & gave her chemo while shewas pregnant. Chris survived her pregnancy & had a beautiful, healthy little girl named Hannah Faith.
Chris died when Hannah was three.

Hannah is now five, and this breaks my heart all over again, but In October, Hannah has been diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, a rare and incurable brain tumor.

She was given about 12 weeks to live. She was going to be the flower girl in a wedding in May, but was diagnosed A week after she was asked.

Right now she has lost most of her motor skills. She is confined to bed
And cannot really do anything or play with the gifts she is getting from
people, but she LOVES getting cards - she has gotten so many from people she does not know and jus t loves to have grandma read about the people who send Them and see their pictures and is so proud of all her cards. Her room is just filled with cards.

When asked what she wants for Christmas she said she wants to see how
Many Christmas cards she can get. Many people have passed this wish along to their churches, prayer groups, friends and family. There are school groups where children are making her cards. People are including pictures so she can see who it i s that i s sending her the card.


If you would like to help with her wish, please send her a card at:

Hannah Garman
704 Orchard Rd
Lititz, PA 17543

THANKS! Feel free to pass this along to your own prayer group, church,
school, etc. Let's see if we can have the cards coming in big postal bags
for her this Christmas, since it will be her last holiday.

Please pray for her family. Her older brother & sister watched their mom go through This just two short years ago and now they are watching their baby sister.

P.S. You can also send my email to anyone you forward this to, if they
Have questions. sheripie@hotmail.com read more about Hannah, see pics, & stay updated on her progress at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/hannahgarman

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hating Palin: Words of Wisdom from Reagan


Hating Palin: Words of Wisdom from Reagan
By Dr. Paul Kengor
September 15, 2008





It has taken me a couple of weeks but I think I’ve finally gotten handle on why Sarah Palin’s bravado Republican convention speech was such a smash among conservatives: After nearly eight years of watching President George W. Bush curl up in the fetal position each time he was savaged by the angry left, it was positively invigorating to see a conservative Republican finally fight back—and with wit and charm. Palin was a throwback to Ronald Reagan, with that unique ability to deliver a memorable dig with a smile. She went on offense, entertainingly and engagingly so, and it was fun to watch.
At the same, Palin made herself prey for the secular left. They don’t like her. They despise her simply for what she represents. Her nice life of happy choices angers them. They are eager to destroy her. This gives the hard left pleasure, albeit only momentarily, as their restless hearts seek another void.

She will witness their hatred when she turns on the TV, picks up a newspaper, or walks by a magazine rack. What’s the solution to deal with their revulsion? Ignore it. It is what it is; always the same.

Turn off the TV: As George W. Bush told reporters in the early weeks of the invasion of Iraq: “I don’t have time to sit around watching TV.” Smart.

Don’t read the New York Times, which harbors the worst of prejudices: a concealed one. At least conservative talk-radio is open about its biases.

The one politician who had this ability more than any I’ve encountered was Ronald Reagan—a truly liberating quality for a conservative Republican. I could point to numerous examples, but here’s one of my favorites, shared by the late columnist Rowland Evans.

Evans was having lunch with Reagan in 1987, six years into his presidency, a milestone by which the previous five presidents had been defeated, resigned in disgrace, refused to consider reelection, or assassinated. Somehow, Reagan was shining through, making it look easy, and was enormously popular. Evans, a tough old newsman, was in awe. He looked Reagan in the eye and said, “You know, Mr. President, I’ve known you for more than twenty years. I first met you in 1966, and the amazing thing is that you don’t look any older now than you did back then. How do you do it?”

In response, Reagan offered a parable:

Let me explain it this way. Let me tell you the story of the two psychiatrists—the old psychiatrist and the young psychiatrist—who had a practice together. They’d come into their office every day just bubbling with enthusiasm, always happy, upbeat, smiling, and chipper. Then they’d go into their separate suites and have patients come in and lie on the couch all day and talk about the woes in their lives. At 6:00 p.m. they’d come out and the young psychiatrist would be devastated, wiped out by the day, with a stomachache, and just miserable. The old psychiatrist would be just as chipper and smiling and upbeat as he was when he went in that morning. This went on for a number of months.

Finally one day they came out at 6:00 p.m., the young psychiatrist devastated as usual, and the old psychiatrist just as happy and smiling as he was when went in. The young psychiatrist stopped him and said, “I don’t understand it. We do the same thing every day, and I leave wiped out by hearing patients all day, and you come out after patients have been streaming in and out of your office just as upbeat as ever. How do you do it?” The old psychiatrist paused a minute and said, “I never listen.”

Critics on the left would have uncharitably seized upon Reagan’s explanation as evidence of their demeaning assertion that he did not pay attention during White House meetings. Reagan, of course, did not intend the story that way, and would be unfazed by their insulting interpretation—which is precisely the point.

The parable contains a secret to Reagan’s content: When he was dubbed a warmonger and an idiot, blamed for everything from homelessness to AIDS, when it was asserted that he was engaging in an arms build-up not to draw the Soviets to the negotiating table but to launch nuclear war, when protestors staged “die-ins” dressed as mock coffins outside the White House, Reagan simply ignored them. When they screamed, he never listened.

Such accusations drove other men crazy. One president driven over the edge by the left’s rage was Richard Nixon. “Others may hate you,” said Nixon in his White House farewell, “but those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself.” Nixon let the hate of his enemies consume him, and then they won.

I sense that Sarah Palin understands these things.

Her virtues are destined to bring out the vices in her opponents. She loves, and they envy how she loves. She chooses life, and they assail her choice.

Her temperance and fortitude tempts their pride. Her faith, hope, and charity, inspires their disbelief, despair, and disdain. Her happiness fuels their anger.

Often, maintaining sanity and surviving means simply ignoring the haters. That’s where Ronald Reagan was before he stepped foot in the White House. And that’s a good place for a conservative Republican like Sarah Palin.

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Paul Kengor is professor of political science and executive director of the Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. His books include God and Ronald Reagan (HarperCollins, 2004), The Judge: William P. Clark, Ronald Reagan's Top Hand (Ignatius Press, 2007), and The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism (HarperPerennial, 2007).



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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Palin's Perspective on US and 2012



Finally! I am very pleased that Governor Palin is keeping the options open for her political career. It is important that she uses her influence to challenge Americans speak out and stand up for what we believe. It is awesome that she was able to weigh in on Obama's recent actions without our msm spin. Bravo to CTV for giving her nearly 10 minutes to share her perspective, particularly on 2012.
Even at the height of her political career, she shrugs off notions of 2012. Politics are "Not the be all end all" for me either Sarah, but thanks to you, I am motivated to use my influence to support my conservative values politically and publicly.

(especically if the POTUS office is slaughtered like the Chicago meat houses, er, political processes )

Sunday, December 7, 2008

December 7, 1941


In Honor of Pearl Harbor
h/t Palinista for her tribute

God Bless America

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Power vs Panic



My understanding of the blogosphere is slowly but surely expanding. I happened upon this good work from a blog that is relatively inactive but inspiring. The Power vs Panic narrative is compelling and prophetic because these images were posted in September and even with the outcome of this election, the reality of the seat of power is causing panic in the land.




Equally compelling are two of the most hilarious bloggers who creatively reminds us that, a Merry Heart Doeth Good Like A Medicine (Proverbs 17:22). The first can be found here and following video and others like it can be found here:




Bottom Line: Embrace YOUR power

Friday, December 5, 2008

Caroline Kennedy what?!?

Caroline Kennedy interested in NY Senate seat from Associated Press

Taking a Stand against Anti-Christmas


Below is an email I received on TeamSarah Kudos to all who are taking open steps to challenge (ultimately silence) foolishness.

Hey All,

I am just so excited. As you all may know there was an atheist group that placed a sign next to a nativity display in our state's {Washington} capitol. Well today, I learned that a very outspoken Pastor has place a sign exalting and uplifting our LORD and Savior. He seems to take on most of the craziness on this end alone and I am so glad to see him stepping out. I had tried to rally people to do the same but I don't care how things get done as long as they get done. But I am sure that this Pastor would appreciate knowing the his works are greatly appreciated and would also be blessed by words of encouragement.

I am asking you all to send an email to Pastor Ken Hutcherson of Antioch Bible Church to encourage him in his stand for Christ and just send him some Kudo's. His email address is:

info@abchurch.org

Thank you all,

Mary

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Deception + Manipulation – Political Expediency?

While my technical glitches were in high gear this past Sunday, I happened upon Hannity Hour. Rarely do I watch TV and when I do, news would not be among the shows I selected. Perhaps it was the panel (most likely it was the fact that my TV was not made with a remote-the channels actually are on a turn knob-while my 20 year old VCR changes the channels—it also does not use a remote) You understand why I let the channel remain.
To my surprise, the discussion was about whether BO’s broken promises were more about his political expediency or about his “sincere” attempts to govern from the center. The apples to oranges comparison aside, what difference does it make?? I was happy to hear someone besides we faithful bloggers bring up the Ayers debacle, to which all of the panel agreed was highly inappropriate, going so far as to unanimously agree that NONE of them would work with the unapologetic terrorist, two of the three panelist shrugged if off as political expediency explaining that it in Chicago, “you only have friends on the left” in order to survive “there is room to associate with everyone—it is just what you do” (of course I am paraphrasing, watch it for yourself to get the details).
Special shout out to Hannity for inviting Ayers on for the whole hour, in a way that suggests Hannity eats terrorist for snacks! But here is the issue: why the pass on the numerous deceptions, BO performed?
It is not okay, in my opinion, to spend approximately 10 public years, supporting terrorists, clergy, ACORN, special interests groups, former foes, planned parenthood, etc., only to throw them all under a Chicago style bus.
My opinion aside, a bigger elephant on Hannity’s set was his conservative ideals that perhaps could have checked him and his guests on this notion that Chicago style politics should so blatantly be okay and used to win National elections. It is beginning to make sense to me now, having been born and raised in the south, the appeal southerners have had in national elections, all of these guys on his panel appeared slimy…makes one wonder what BO had to exchange for the support of so many…and what will happen, when the “masses” get the down-winded extent of BO’s public character?
If anyone finds the link on youtube (as in, you are more tech savvy than me) feel free to post so that I can reference/source this "rant"!

Friday, November 28, 2008

When is it OK to not be a "proud american"?




Recently I have read posts and blogs hinting at confusion over why some AMERICANS suddenly feel a sense of pride and happiness that their efforts this election paid off.
Here are a few photos, that may help explain in many of our lifetimes there were reasons to look down upon this great nation.
Here is a quote from a woman I recently had the pleasure of speaking to at length,


This should help
"I remember the wade-ins because the bump hasn't gone off my jaw yet. They started yelling obscenities at us, but we went on — myself and a group of teen-age girls. We were afraid but we felt we just had to go on." — Dorothy Cotton, SCLC.

Now, how would we treat a man in 2008, who poured acid into a swimming pool because he did not want "half black, full black, african black" AMERICAN CHILDREN dirtying up his "whites only" pool?


We have not been unified in this country in more ways than political affiliation, it is difficult to argue for patriotism, during various periods of this nations immediate past, if your memory is longer than the glory days of Regan.

Today many groups in the name of Conservatism, have called for preserving our history and constitution, which did not consider blacks as equal to whites:

Constitution on Slavery "Clearly Sanctioned"

Black African slavery had existed in the North American English colonies for 168 years before the U.S. Constitution was drafted in 1787. It had existed all across colonial America, but by 1804 most Northern states, finding that slavery was not profitable for them, had effectively abolished the institution. In the South, however, especially after the 1793 invention of the cotton gin, the institution grew, becoming an inextricable part of the economy and way of life.


Whether slavery was to be permitted and continued under the new Constitution was a matter of conflict between the North and South, with several Southern states refusing to join the Union if slavery were disallowed. Thus, in spite of a warning from Virginian George Mason that slaves "bring the judgment of Heaven on a country," the continuance of slavery was clearly sanctioned in the U.S. Constitution, although the words slave and slavery are not found anywhere in the document. Section 2 of Article I states that apart from free persons "all other persons," meaning slaves, are each to be counted as three-fifths of a white person for the purpose of apportioning congressional representatives on the basis of population. Section 9 of Article I states that the importation of "such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit," meaning slaves, would be permitted until 1808. And Section 2 of Article IV directs that persons "held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into another," meaning fugitive slaves, were to be returned to their owners.

The Bill of Rights, adopted in 1791, says nothing about slavery. But the Fifth Amendment guaranteed that no person could "be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." Slaves were property, and slaveholders had an absolute right to take their property with them, even into free states or territories.



Fascinating Fact: The rhetoric in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence about liberty, freedom, being created equal, and so on, was seldom considered applicable to blacks, slave or free. Seen a subservient race, they were excluded from consideration as members of society and had few rights.


God Bless Americans.... all of 'em

Fear and complaining are for LOSERS!


IN the Year of Bottomless Bailouts, I am most grateful this Thanksgiving for Amer icans who refuse to abandon thrift, personal responsibility and self-reliance. When the moochers and entitlement-mongers drive you mad, remember that our nation still serves as home to millions of citizens who do for themselves.

Like our Founding Fathers, they are God-fearing people who will never put their faith in the Cult of You Owe Me.

They are people like my reader Jen, who runs a family farm called the Double Nickel in New Mexico. Tired of all the handwringing, Jen wrote me a letter this week about her own plight and triumph over adversity:

"I am writing to you to share my story of how one can survive hard times and land solidly on one's feet . . . So here goes: My husband had an auto accident on Jan. 1, 2005, and our lives and finances changed dramatically. Our income was cut in half, as he has permanent injuries and went from being a field officer to a desk job in a less fast-paced career."

Instead of staying in a home they couldn't afford and waiting for a mortgage rescue, Jen, her husband and their four children moved to New Mexico because of the much lower cost of living and college-tuition expenses. One of her sons is now a soldier - the third generation in her family to serve, including Jen's father, who was killed in Vietnam. The other kids are home-schooled students. Jen continues:

"We sold our lovely home, bought a rundown, fixer-up place and converted it into a farm that could provide garden vegetables to can and an area to have some animals to provide eggs, chickens, ducks, turkey, geese, sheep and goats. . . . Freecycle and Craigslist turned out to be wonderful assets, as most of our animals came for free or for barter - and the children and I mucked out stalls on a ranch for sheep."

Yes, they raise turkeys and other animals, and sell them for profit.

Instead of awaiting the next stimulus check from the borrow-spend-repeat-panic politicians in Washington, Jen explains how the family has cut costs:

"I learned how to make my own shampoo, toothpaste, soaps, cloth napkins, dish scrubbies, potholders, skirts (mend all clothes) and most meals from scratch. We heat our home exclusively with wood, and I am currently growing a winter garden. The spring garden will be in containers by the last week of December to prepare for spring planting. I do not see this as a downfall or a tragedy.

"For those worried about holiday spending: I spent only $100 for a family of six last Christmas, and most of that [on] underwear, socks and the meal."

And she adamantly rejects the victim card:

"This accident has been a blessing for my family. The pain that my husband has daily is not the blessing, but that he is alive and able to continue to watch his children grow into adulthood.

"It also has been wonderful to know that we live in a nation that affords us the opportunity to reinvent ourselves from suburbanites to a country-dwelling farm family. I am ashamed to see the American spirit that made our nation so great now turned into nothing."

Thanks to self-reliant Americans like Jen, that spirit lives. In times like these, they are our greatest blessing.

Michelle Malkin
New York Post
malkinblog@ gmail.com

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Why Liberals NEED Capitalism too!



A good answer can be found here at Smart Money, the writer is Jonathan Hoenig, managing member at Capitalistpig Hedge Fund LLC.

In the article he writes, "The prosperity enjoyed in America over the years is a direct result of a commitment to capitalism, where yesterday's luxury has quickly become today's mass-market item. We become conditioned to new technological miracles being introduced on a regular basis in this country. It wasn't too long ago that simple email seemed a tremendous achievement. Now, spending just a few hundred dollars on a smartphone gives you the ability to manipulate and send text, audio and video literally from the palm of your hand. The same sort of advancement is seen in fields ranging from health care to home improvement"

Jonathan Hoenig is the 2nd recipient of the "Good Works" award.

Monday, November 24, 2008

New Sarah Palin TV Ad!

This was on Marc Ambinder's news blog, I agree, thank you Jesus and thank you Sarah!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

What are you thankful for?



Sleeping in late when it is cold outside



Witnessing the generosity of strangers (perhaps they are angels)





Clothes and shoes that fit nicely despite the years' wearing them down a bit




Support during a good cry



Really cute and loyal pets, and


Being God's Child, and a "Supernatural Princess Warrior" SNPW's UNITE!

In all things and FOR all things GIVE THANKS



While visiting the TeamSarah site, I happened upon a comment that said something to the effect of "i am a christian first". I am interested in starting a group or a discussion to see how that statement is defined by the readers.

I believe it means we pray for our leadership, trust God to put His will in place, a will and plan that is for our benefit no matter what the trials/tests. and if that is what that means for others, I would be interested in engaging in a discussion re: our actions as christians and aspects that we need to include as we blog on current events.

As Christians, we should not be upset we should rejoice always, there are many many blessings to count as we approach Thanksgiving our busiest holiday season in this culture, I certainly would not give haters or satan any credit by sulking in gloomy doom over this election, there are always reasons to rejoice, and if those in literal bondage (as John McCain and others were and still are) could find reasons to hope and love this country...then BLESS GOD, so can WE!!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Team Sarah Meeting In February 2009!

Mark your calendars TEAM SARAH members!

Team Sarah will have a booth at CPAC with the SBA List and we want to see all your smiling faces in person!

We hear that Sarah Palin has been invited to speak-- so Team Sarah members need to be there to support her. We will have all the buttons and stickers there to show your support.

CPAC is February 26-28, 2009 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The Omni Shoreham is located at 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008.

Find out more about the conference here:

Hope you can come!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Need Encouragement?

Daily, I have been frantically surfing from website to website, looking for some motivation. I must admit, I am in full trust that God is not upset, surprised and has great plans for his children and this country. But in many instances over the past week, I have been searching for ways to address the feelings I and others are having regarding the many oddities that are not adding up from this campaign.

I would be irresponsible if I did not first address the infighting occurring by the RNC...way more disheartening than losing the election. This has to be the tackiest outcome of this election, and I have few if any words to share on the topic.

FORTUNATELY, I have found a GOODWORK that resonates not hate, anger, or remorse but true hope for strategically moving forward, sans rhetoric and avec appropriate research and viable solutions for next steps.

Specifically, the radio show Election Day and the gloomy days subsequent.click here to go to their archive pages and be encouraged.

I plan to share some of the highlights (perhaps even the transcripts) because now is the time to understand the role of civil disobedience, as well as gain insight into our historic obligation to understand and defend our constitution and our country.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Institution of Marriage

This good work is referenced on a fellow blog, if you know the author/source, please share. It puts things in perfect perspective:

"Marriage is a religious institution; the state simply recognizes the union and bestows privileges on those who the laws recognize as married. If you want those same rights, then work on expanding the rights the state bestows on those who enter into a civil union, domestic partnership, whatever you want to call it. The state granted privileges are secular, but the institution of marriage is not. Realize where you have an argument, and where you don’t. Fight for secular privileges; don’t fight to pervert a sacred institution."

A time for forgiveness and peace

It is so wonderful to trust God and not man. God takes care of us and allows the sun to shine on everyone. This world is for His children to bless, cultivate and keep until HE comes, so how do we get through the days ahead?

Trusting, Believing and Declaring HIS word, Colossians 3:12-14 says,
12 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity

Now when we do our part, we are prepared to enjoy things as HE does HIS part. Pray for our leadership and for those who are wounded to heal. May we his people all live in God's Peace until he returns.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

You Betcha!

How Cute Is This?

Good Works Work

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Good Works Working Awards-

Of course, like many here, I stared this blog mainly because of the inspiration of blogs such as Adam Brickley's http://palinforvp.blogspot.com/ site (I follow his site, just google him and you will find it.
I saw his site earlier this year and was SURE based upon his research that Gov. Palin, if selected would seal the deal for McCain (after he did not immediately select Huckabee--yes, I said I supported Huckabee in the primary), the rest is history and now on to accentuating those reasons I wanted to register my cybervoice in honor of those works that are just good!
Adam Brickley gets the first award of course for being a kid with courage! Even if he's been doing this since 5 years old, his political passion and conservative blog, has grown exponentially from my first encounter, check him out on CNN of all places!!



Mighty good work he has done on behalf of the Republican Party and supporters of McCain/Palin as a citizen concerned and committed to preserving integrity. Glad you found your laptop, are feeling better and pray for your increased prosperity to come quickly!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Thanks be to God who ALWAYS causes us to triumph in HIS NAME!

Today I was up at 3am and worked at a local Board of Elections, until now, while it would have been great for any conceding to occur in another day or so, I have peace that passes all understanding, and pray this Psalm for all readers. God BLESS America (this song takes on a whole new meaning for me after today!)

Psalm 20 (New International Version)

New International Version (NIV)
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society


Psalm 20

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 May the LORD answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
2 May he send you help from the sanctuary
and grant you support from Zion.

3 May he remember all your sacrifices
and accept your burnt offerings.
Selah

4 May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.

5 We will shout for joy when you are victorious
and will lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the LORD grant all your requests.

6 Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed;
he answers him from his holy heaven
with the saving power of his right hand.

7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

8 They are brought to their knees and fall,
but we rise up and stand firm.

9 O LORD, save the king!
Answer [a] us when we call!

Footnotes:

Psalm 20:9 Or save / O King, answer

Saturday, November 1, 2008

State of the Campaign from Rick Davis, John McCain Campaign Manager

The State of the Campaign

If your television is tuned to cable news as frequently as ours are here at campaign headquarters, you have seen the pundits say John McCain and his campaign are done. And, if you've followed this race since the beginning, this is clearly a song you've heard before. I wanted to take some time today to give you some insight on the state of the race as we see it.

An AP poll released this morning revealed a very telling fact: ONE out of every SEVEN voters is undecided. That means, if 130 million voters turn out on Tuesday, 18.5 million of them have yet to make up their mind. With that many votes on the table and the tremendous movement we've seen in this race, I believe we are in a very competitive campaign.

Here's why:

All the major polls have shown a tightening in the race and a significant narrowing of the numbers. In John McCain's typical pattern, he is closing strong and surprising the pundits. We believe this race is winnable, and if the trajectory continues, we will surpass the 270 Electoral votes needed on Election Night.
National Polls: Major polls last week showed John McCain trailing by double-digit margins - but by the middle of this week, we were within the margin of error on four national tracking surveys. In fact, the Gallup national tracking survey showed the race in a virtual tie 2 days this week. 

State Polls: 

Iowa - Our numbers in Iowa have seen a tremendous surge in the past 10 days. We took Obama's lead from the double digits to a very close race. That is why you see Barack Obama visiting the state in the final days, trying to stem his losses. It is too little, too late. Like many other Midwestern states, Iowa is moving swiftly into McCain's column. 

The Southwest - It is no secret that Republican candidates in the Southwest have to focus on winning over enough Latino and Hispanic voters in Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado to carry them to victory. John McCain has overcome challenges Republicans face, and has made up tremendous ground in these states with these voters. For these voters, the choice has become clear, and you have seen a big change in the numbers. John McCain is now winning enough voters to perform within the margin of error - putting these states within reach. 

Colorado - Barack Obama tried to outspend our campaign in Colorado during the early weeks of October and finish off our candidate in Colorado. However, after our visit early this week, we saw a tremendous rebound in our poll position, and Colorado is back on the map. 

Ohio and Pennsylvania - Everyone knows that vote rich Ohio and Pennsylvania will be key battlegrounds for this election. Between the two: 41 electoral votes and no candidate has gotten to the White House without Ohio. Senator McCain and Governor Palin have been campaigning non-stop in these key battleground states and tonight Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has pumped up our campaign at a rally in Columbus. Our position in these states is strong and undecided voters continue to have a very favorable impression of our candidate.
Obama campaign faces tremendous structural challenges in the final days of this campaign
Obama has a challenge hitting 50%: Barack Obama has not reached the 50% threshold in almost any the battleground state. He consistently is performing in the 45-48% range. When we look closely at the primary votes, we see a history of a candidate whose Election Day performance is often at or behind his final polling numbers. If this is true, our surge will leave Obama with even or under 50% of the vote on Election Day. 

Early Vote: The Obama campaign has promised that their early vote and absentee efforts will change the composition of the electorate. They have sold the press on a story that first time voters will turn out in droves this election cycle. Again, the facts undermine their argument. In our analysis of early voting and absentee votes to date: The composition of the electorate has not changed significantly and most folks who have voted early are high propensity voters who would have voted regardless of the high interest in this campaign. 

Expanding the Field: Obama is running out of states if you follow out a traditional model. Today, he expanded his buy into North Dakota, Georgia and Arizona in an attempt to widen the playing field and find his 270 Electoral Votes. This is a very tall order and trying to expand into new states in the final hours shows he doesn't have the votes to win.
The Final Barnstorm
On Monday, we will have a 14 state rally with our candidates crisscrossing the country trying to turn out our voters and sway the final undecided voters. Governor Palin will hit Ohio, Missouri, Iowa, Colorado, Nevada and Alaska in the final day of campaigning, while Senator McCain will travel from Tampa, Florida, to Virginia, then Pennsylvania, Indiana, New Mexico, Nevada and finish the night in Prescott, Arizona. The enthusiasm and excitement we generate on Monday will be the electricity that powers our "Get Out the Vote" efforts on Tuesday.
On the Ground
Our field organization has tremendous energy and is out-performing the Bush campaign at the same time in 2004. This week our field organization crossed a huge threshold and began reaching more than one million voters per day, and by week's end will have contacted more than 5 million voters. Our phone centers are full and our rate of voter contact is significantly out-pacing the Bush campaign in 2004. We have the resources to do the voter contact necessary to support the surge we are seeing in our polling with old fashioned grassroots outreach.
On the Airwaves
In the final days of the campaign, our television presence will be bigger and broader than the Obama campaign's presence. The full Republican effort - the RNC's Independent Expenditure and the McCain campaign will out-buy Barack Obama and the Democrats by just about 10 million dollars.
In short: the McCain campaign is surging in the final 72 hours. Our grassroots campaign is vibrant and communicating to voters in a very powerful way. Our television presence is strong. And, we have a secret ingredient - A candidate who will never quit and who will never stop fighting for you and for your families.

In these final hours, Senator McCain and Governor Palin are counting on you - they are counting on you to knock on doors, to make turnout calls, to contact your friends and neighbors. Get our voters to the polls and help John McCain fight for your and for our country. This is our last mission on behalf of John McCain and I have no doubt I can count on your effort and energy to carry us across the line to victory.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Psalm 27

I mentioned the week following the RNC, that there was a request made by Sarah Palin to many Christian Believers, I noticed it on TeamSarah.org and thought I would repost. Don't forget to pray the Psalm 27, and TRUST GOD not man (or woman):
From the NIV

Psalm 27

Of David.

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When evil men advance against me
to devour my flesh, [a]
when my enemies and my foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.

3 Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then will I be confident.

4 One thing I ask of the LORD,
this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD
and to seek him in his temple.

5 For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle
and set me high upon a rock.

6 Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the LORD.

7 Hear my voice when I call, O LORD;
be merciful to me and answer me.

8 My heart says of you, "Seek his [b] face!"
Your face, LORD, I will seek.

9 Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
O God my Savior.

10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
the LORD will receive me.

11 Teach me your way, O LORD;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.

12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
breathing out violence.

13 I am still confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.

14 Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.

WHEN does your vote count?

So, I have been working for a board of elections, I started as an elections inspector and because of the need for bi-partisan representation, I was promoted rather quickly (or asked) to work in the office.
I have learned a few things that may be interesting: poll votes are never called in, or reported to anyone..votes are counted and certified in December..so where does the media get those numbers??? well they COULD check with county web sites that show preliminary numbers that are not actual or verified until they are reported to the State Boards, or they COULD list them as "popular votes" and speculate who is winning.... so the media basically selects the president since the total votes are inconclusive for weeks after they are cast (also because absentee ballots, though post marked by Nov 3, may not come in for up to 3 weeks later due to high volumes of ballots that come internationally)
HERE IS MY POINT...NONE of these votes can determine who the electoral college voters actually certify and currently, they have to vote together (despite the fact that some states have literally not voted for the candidate that is certified by their EVoters)... I did learn that there are measures being reviewed that can allow EV's to be split so as to reflect the actual votes cast in their states.

Oh and one final thing, there are no states that are allowed to count votes until Nov 4 which, means that all of the "results" are fiction, this explains the importance of candidates getting the MSM in their pocket and also explains why a supreme court would have to rule on a conflict over who "wins" in a presidential election (essentially they were ruling against the MSM) This seems to also explain the strong reliance most Americans feel upon the MSM, and why it is critical that the MSM's handling of this election receive major attention, sooner than later. Because many on this blog, appear to have links to media sources, I invite your comments or suggestions.

THE GOOD NEWS: Knowledge IS a form of power and the task here is to govern ourselves accordingly, knowing the rules of the game, the context of the story, etc., empower those truly committed to good works!

Fact is Stranger than Fiction

So this a long video, but explains Obama's position on many important issues to voters:

Thursday, October 30, 2008

What is A Good Way to Spend Campaign Funds?

I had a chat with a Board of Elections Commissioner about whether candidates MUST use all of the funds contributed to their campaign. I learned there are several options, particularly if/when a candidate shows a considerable lead or if there are economic uncertainties during the campaigning period:

1. A candidate may leave the funds in the account for use during a re-election (if they win a first term)
2. A candidate may give the funds back to the contributors (since they are not tax deductible)
3. A candidate may share the funds (or spread the wealth of the funds around) with other candidates in their party to show support and interest in supporting smaller elections or similar platforms.

The question of the day is: What would you do with more millions per day to spend on a campaign (or small town) that receives, less than subtle MSM endorsements DURING a time of economic uncertainty? Would you boast to have a working knowledge of the many progressive/socialist ways to equitably sniff out and squelch (or redistribute wastes?)

Good Works are easy to spot, we all know them when we see them, the problem is we are slowly being steered away from what in plain english is a good work thanks to the media bias and less than honest candidates who refuse to simply disclose past relationships or issues that may bite them in the end. (Good Work truth serum awards go to NY Gov. Paterson for admitting his affair before anyone else and to Senator John Edwards for telling the truth and of course Marion Jones get honorable mention for serving the time for the crimes FOR the sake of her children who are not helped by lies covered up).

Yes the truth costs more but it pays more but we have been lied to so much by politicians, and pundits and MSM reporters, that the party lines are smeared purple and party platforms are compromised (or sacrificed) in exchange for performance space. (million dollar per minute performance spaces) It is clear to see why the masses, spoon fed this garbage, have teeth too soft to chew on the tough but total picture: our political party systems are different sides of the same pair of power pants!

My take on what MSM can do is simple: own up to it, admit it, quit it and let readers (retrain themselves to) read issues, weigh more than ONE SIDE and form opinions for themselves. (oh and wear lipstick and a pocketless dress!)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Read My Lipstick Network

Found this site through http://mccainpalin2008.blogspot.com/ a great site that I follow, and I encourage you to support both blogs as well as Team Sarah, the conference call was amazing this past Saturday, it is empowering to hear prominent women speak up and out in favor of what we know to be priceless treasures inherited by all Americans, protected by a select few who have the grace to stand despite the recurrent failings of others.

Finally, here is also an alternative for those viewers who watch MSM all day...feed on this:

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Eyeblast.tv

http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/checker.aspx?v=e4SUZuZu2G

saw this video ... wanted to share:

Monday, October 20, 2008

Good Work just Works

Speaking of Good Works, today I need to share a bit about Promises, Persuasion and Performance..(the sermon link is: http://www.eiwm.org/BroadCastArchives.aspx ) The scripture is Ephesians 2:10 For we are God's [own] handiwork (His workmanship), [a]recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]
This week is about focusing on those good works which God planned beforehand for us to walk/live the good life! Selah

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Palin Pride: Why good people will win no matter what

I encourage you to read this:

Palin Pride: Why good people will win no matter what

My comments are:
Thank you so much for this post, it is refreshing and exactly the type of response we should have to nay sayers, bad news, mean spirited attacks, daily bumps in the road, etc. You win when you choose to focus on all that is good with this country and when you use what is good about forums such as these blogs, to share the many reasons that remind us to seek and strive for genuine happiness. Many of us see qualities in the Palin family that are encouraging because in some cases, they represent a needed twist on the lemons to lemonade philosophy. In my book, it has left a lasting impression on this culture for the better, and reminds me that I can choose to live life fully and unapologetically happy!

Monday, September 29, 2008

The 2 Previous Blogs

Okay, so I am totally new at this and thought I was linking two other blogs to my blog so that others could view, it looks like I reposted the blogs....so once again, I will seek out assistance with the whole link thing...technology..eh! not so good work by me :|

Palin Pride: Palin debate advice, take one

Palin Pride: Palin debate advice, take one

Draft Sarah Palin For Vice President: Sarah Liberated!

Draft Sarah Palin For Vice President: Sarah Liberated!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Despite (or in addition to) all of what I have read online regarding African American Conservative Women , I am so excited for the opportunity to identity with both historic moments in the political parties. For many, one or more of our (AACW's)values will be reflected in the leadership of our country for the next four years by a leader that shares a component of our heritage. While I specifically support McCain-Palin, I am elated that within one year and during one election, so many critical barriers are being challenged if not slowly dissolved including:
1. The articulate (or lack thereof) moniker
2. The misinterpretation that weaker vessel equals weaker US leadership ability
3. The notion that age automatically equals experience (and the reverse)
4. The wholesale representation of any race/gender by any group/leader

Each party has: a candidate just young enough to remember both the segregation and integration of US schools from the perspective of either a parent or a student (not to be underestimated), a great bootstrap story that motivates the country's youth to aspire to civic engagement again, and an appeal to broad bases for the aforementioned reasons-the inclusive messages from each party are refreshing among a generation that has had to strain our necks to hear or see any resemblance of ourselves in such open ways in national politics. (ok one less subjective observation is that Palin offers a much needed alternative to the 3 decades of superwoman idealism: a superb woman realism aka a REAL SUPERMODEL!)

Although the leaps and bounds are fascinating, it would be best for us (read: me) to get over these things quickly (before election day). Perhaps with these accomplishments safely out of the way, the country can unite around other value driven issues (the economy), and a deeper understanding of each party's platform, electoral voting, and track records of each party all of which are better reasons to speak out and up.

Because I am new to this whole blog thing (and want to speak out and up about good works working) I will encourage you to read this article and to give me some help with linking please! 
blogsforjohnmccain.com/moment-yes-there-was-one


Good Works Working

The name is pretty understandable, this space is mainly to share the good works working on the internet, and will stave off as much as possible, any MSM influence--one could argue that the internet is influenced by MSM. If adequately researched it appears that the internet reveals much needed balance in large enough "bytes" to exercise the brain.