Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ed Royce's statement

"Any stimulus package should focus on encouraging private capital into the system rather than redistributing taxpayer money through the government. The deficit is projected to reach $1 trillion and this bill could add an additional $1 trillion to the problem. We should be concerned with the amount of national debt we are loading onto the backs of our young citizens," said Royce.

"In the economic climate we are currently facing, our country deserves better. We need a plan that actually fixes the problem that got us into this mess in the first place."

From Ed Royce's site here.

McClintock's Second Law of Political Physics

House Chamber, Washington, D.C., January 27, 2009. Mr. Chairman:

With this measure, the new administration seems bound and determined to continue the failed policy of the past administration. This proves what I like to call “McClintock’s Second Law of Political Physics,” which is, the more we spend on our mistakes, the less willing we are to admit them.

This policy has failed everywhere and every time it has been tried for a simple reason: government cannot INJECT a dollar INTO the economy that it first has not taken OUT of the economy.

If I take a dollar from Peter and give it to Paul, it’s true that Paul now has an extra dollar to spend. And when he spends it, that dollar will ripple through the economy.

But Peter now has one less dollar to spend in that same economy. In short, it nets to zero.

In fact, it nets to less than zero, because we are shifting enormous amounts of capital away from investments based on economic calculations and in favor of investments based on political ones.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Pelosi should be excomunicated!

HT from Drudge:

STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?

PELOSI: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children's health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those - one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So no apologies for that?

PELOSI: No apologies. No. we have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy.

So killing the fetus before it can live will cut government costs? Health care is a responsibility not a right. Each child born will be taken care of by their parents. (or should be). Let's teach responsibility instead of depending on Government to take care of our health and our children.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

No more Anvil on her little head!

Pelosi said one of her favorite moments from Inauguration Day was when Marine One lifted off the Capitol grounds, signifying former President George W. Bush's exit from Washington. "It felt like a 10-pound anvil was lifted off my head," she said.

Wow! W was a real strong President. This "Texan" kept Nancy in line. With Obama in the Presidency she can push him around. No Anvil on her little head! Heh!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

O_BA_MA_KINS: Go ahead and JUMP!

Rush mentioned the Lemmings this morning and it reminded me about the Disney film made in 1958, called "White Wilderness." The mass suicide of the lemmings was staged. Lemmings don't do that. This morning the MSM has turned into Lemmings about Obama. Might as well JUMP!

A Day (Emily Dickinson)

Another Poem to celebrate the first full day of an Obama Presidency.

A Day

I'll tell you how the sun rose,
A ribbon at a time.
The steeples swam in amethyst,
The news like squirrels ran.
The hills untied their bonnets,
The bobolinks begun.
Then I said softly to myself,
"That must have been the sun!"

But how he set, I know not.
There seemed a purple stile
Which little yellow boys and girls
Were climbing all the while

Till when they reached the other side,
A dominie in gray
Put gently up the evening bars,
And led the flock away.

First Lady's Style

I was not impressed with Michelle My Bell's dress yesterday. I agree with Ace. "Who Shot the Curtains"? But then I remember Laura Bush's first dresses and she was a little out of style too. I think each First Lady acquires a style once she settles into office. Michelle is very tall. And she needs to find a style that fits her long body. Anything around her waist tied looks bad. It makes her look too long.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

President Obama's speech

Here's the best part of President Obama's Speech I think:
As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our Founding Fathers, faced with perils we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake. And so to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead once more.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

We are the keepers of this legacy. Guided by these principles once more, we can meet those new threats that demand even greater effort - even greater cooperation and understanding between nations. We will begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people, and forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan. With old friends and former foes, we will work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat, and roll back the specter of a warming planet. We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.

The oath of office of the President of the United States

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.

So help me God!
What a day it was. My girls got to see it in their classrooms. It was a good thing to do. They enjoyed it very much.

Happy Birthday KK!

Monday, January 19, 2009

MLK was smeared by Dems

HT from It's Only Words here:
In reality, Dr. King was a Christian who held deeply religious beliefs and was guided by his faith and his Republican Party principles in his struggle to gain equality for blacks. He did not embrace the type of socialist, secularist agenda that is promoted by the Democrat Party today, which includes fostering dependency on welfare that breaks up families, supporting same-sex marriage and banning God from the public square.

An understanding of who the real Dr. King was can be gained from a glimpse of Dr. King as a young man who participated in an oratorical contest when he was 14 years old. The title of his speech was “The Negro and the Constitution” which had the following sentences: “We cannot have an enlightened democracy with one great group living in ignorance…We cannot be truly Christian people so long as we flout the central teachings of Jesus: brotherly love and the Golden Rule….”

If Dr. King were still alive, he would be slandered by Democrats in the same way that they smeared him in the 1960’s and demean all black Republicans today.

Bill Ayers turned away from Canada

An American education professor, one of the founders of a radical 1960s group known as the Weather Underground, which was responsible for a number of bombings in the United States in the early 1970s, was turned back at the Canadian border last night.

Dr. William Ayers, a professor of education at the University of Illinois-Chicago and a leader in educational reform, was scheduled to speak at the Centre for Urban Schooling at University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. But that appearance has now been temporarily cancelled.

"I don't know why I was turned back," Ayers said in an interview this morning from Chicago. "I got off the plane like everyone else and I was asked to come over to the other side. The border guards reviewed some stuff and said I wasn't going to be allowed into Canada. To me it seems quite bureaucratic and not at all interesting ... If it were me I would have let me in. I couldn't possibly be a threat to Canada."

I wonder what he had in his bags? Marijuana, cocaine, Bombs or weapons?

Ramos and Campean Communted!

Thanks to President Bush! He has forgiven their sentences! You will be missed! God Bless W!

WASHINGTON (AP) — President George W. Bush has commuted the prison sentences of two former Border Patrol guards whose convictions for shooting a Mexican drug dealer ignited debate about illegal immigration.

Bush's act of clemency on Monday for Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean was a victory for Democratic and Republican members of Congress and others who pleaded with the president to pardon the men or at least commute their sentences.

Ramos and Compean are each serving sentences of more than 10 years for shooting an unarmed illegal immigrant as he was fleeing an abandoned marijuana load in 2005, then trying to cover it up.

I have a Dream Speech

Links to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. speeches here.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.

Poem of Dread

I lived on dread; to those who know
The stimulus there is
In danger, other impetus
Is numb and vital-less.

As 't were a spur upon the soul,
A fear will urge it where
To go without the spectre's aid
Were challenging despair.

I'm starting the day before the Dread of Tomorrow's historic day! Another poem from the Dreader of Dread, Emily Dickinson.

Hope is the thing with feathers

I saw this poem on a LGF comment. I liked to read Emily Dickinson when I was in grade school.

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

Monday, January 05, 2009

San Fran to charge drivers in city

The liberals want to control congestion by limiting the amount of cars in the city of San Francisco.
"I want a San Francisco that is far less congested and far easier to navigate," said a city supervisor, Jake McGoldrick, who has shepherded congestion-pricing proposals and is leaving office this week because of term limits.

Congestion pricing generally intends to nudge drivers out of their vehicles and onto buses, subways and bicycles by pushing up the cost of driving into certain parts of a city during peak commuter hours. The fees help generate money to improve public transportation.

My problem is I have to go to certain appointments with my kids, pick them up from school, get them to speech therapy and doctor appointments. Public transportation could not possibly get me to one appointment to the next. The doctors and therapy are 15 to 20 miles away from my home. (In opposite directions.) So limiting me from my car will not work. We are a car culture for a reason. We have families that need to get to sports, music lessons, scout meetings, church functions, doctor appointments, dentist appointments, therapy etc. And charging us extra to use our car is ridiculous. If I was single I could do the bus daily to do my errands and appointments. But when you have to get kids to multiple places in one day it's impossible using public transportation.
McGoldrick said he had been sold on the plan since a 2005 meeting with the man he called "Mr. Congestion Management": a former London mayor, Ken Livingstone.

Americans have "a very parochial mind-set" about driving, said McGoldrick, whose wife is English.

"It's hard for people to envision anything else because this is such a car culture."

Car culture my a**! I call it INDEPENDENCE!

Friday, January 02, 2009

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

I spent a whole week without blogging to be with my family and clean out the closets. I donated three bags of clothes and a dozen shoes to the Goodwill. Today the Christmas tree comes down and the ornaments put back into boxes. I'm cooking a turkey roast today to celebrate and making a Pecan Pie! Yum!
I'm hoping for a prosperous year ahead. Praying for Peace. Wishing Victory to the Troops in the war. Hoping they will be home soon. God Bless America!