Friday, December 31, 2010
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Monday, November 22, 2010
When I was a small child I would travel with my parents in car to Terminal Island, San Pedro and Long Beach. I remember going on the Terminal Island Ferry one last time. In 1963 the Vincent Thomas Bridge was completed. Then in November 1963 I remember taking the trip over Terminal Island from San Pedro to Long Beach on the Vincent Thomas Bridge.
The Gerald Desmond Bridge was build and completed in 1968. They will replace the bridge by 2016 and by building the replacement side by side.
Another Bridge I remember is Henry Ford Bridge. It goes over the Cerritos Channel to Terminal Island. The original bridge (Draw Bridge) was build in 1924. It was replaced by a lift type in 1996. I remember when ships were passing the bridge would raise up and let the them pass though. Kind of neat!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Megs within 4% of Jerry! Within the margin of error! Everybody go vote for Meg so Jerry won't be our Gov. again! We need to save California! Vote for Meg!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The defeat on Nov. 2 will have to be so large as to mock the president's "foreign money" narrative and to silence Pelosi's already wild ramblings.
It will have to be so large and so threatening that the Senate Democrats look past both Obama's agent Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and the hard-left Schumer to a new face, voice and approach even as House Democrats push aside all the remnants of the gang that led them back into the political wilderness after four short years because they imposed San Francisco economics on an unwilling nation.
The country needs to deliver a crushing blow to the Democrats, and many Democrats will be cheering that very thing on the night of 11/2.
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columns/Time-to-rebuke-the-radical-Democrats-1321638-105636698.html#ixzz13U8Ly8EL
I remember 2004, it rained all over Ohio and that state was the bell winner for Bush.
In more bad news for Democrats, rain is in the forecast for much of the country on Election Day.
Weather tracking websites, including weather.com and The Old Farmer's Almanac, are calling for rain in the Midwest, Southeast and Northeast regions, with chances for precipitation in other parts of the country as well.
According to Laurel Harbridge, a Northwestern University political science professor, GOP voters are not typically discouraged by rain. “Republicans are helped by bad weather ... it does harm Democratic prospects.”
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
The Army you Have here
This is bad news. And I bet convicts will get to vote but not the Military who fights to protect American's so we can VOTE!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Here is the link to JAWA Report.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Friday, October 08, 2010
Monday, October 04, 2010
Sunday, October 03, 2010
Good article with pictures of the Mall during the Glenn Beck "Honor" rally last month and the "One NATION" rally yesterday. HEH!
Photo from Glenn Beck's Facebook page:
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Bush did the right thing to not respond right away. He showed he was in command and ready to defend the USA in the attack on American soil. God Bless America For President George W. Bush!
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Monday, September 06, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Outnumbered and looking frustrated, Ms. Sanchez fired back at the Republican attacks on stimulus spending and tax increases. She said Democrats, through the stimulus bill, cut taxes for 98 percent of Americans and extended jobless benefits. In response to claims by her colleagues that Congress and the administration were hurting business, she said that corporate profits in recent months have risen. "They have money, and they haven't hired," she said.Van Tran needs our help to oust Loretta in November.
All in all, the discussion signaled the battle lines being drawn as the fall campaign gets under way.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
POLITICO: Major Garrett leaving Fox News for National Journal - On Media - Major Garrett leaving Fox News for National Journal
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Baker v. Nelson, 291 Minn. 310 (1971)
CASE: Male companions applied for and were denied a marriage license on the grounds that they were of the same sex.
FACTS: Richard John Baker and James Michael McConnell made an application for a marriage license with the respondent, who is the clerk of Hennepin County District Court. They were denied a license on the grounds that they were not man and woman, but man and man. The trial court ruled that the respondent was not required to issue a marriage license and specifically directed that a marriage license not be issued to them. The couple appealed.
1. The absence of an express statutory prohibition against same-sex marriages evinces a legislative intent to authorize such marriages.
2. The law is unconstitutional because it (a) denies petitioners a fundamental right guaranteed by the Ninth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, arguably made applicable to the states by the Fourteenth Amendment, and (b) petitioners are deprived of liberty and property without due process and are denied the equal protection of the laws, both guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment.
STATE ARGUES: Probably that the state has a compelling interest in prohibiting homosexual marriages, that the state has the power to regulate marriage.
COURT SAYS: Affirms the lower court ruling, denying the men a marriage license.
HOLDING: State did not deprive a gay couple of liberty or property without due process or of equal protection when it prohibited them from obtaining a marriage license on the basis of their sex.
* The legislature did not intend to permit same-sex marriages by not specifically outlawing them, as evidenced by the use of heterosexual words like "husband and wife" and "bride and groom" in the laws it passed governing the instutition.
* The point of marriage is procreation, a fact that is as old as Genesis.
* There is no irrational discrimination against homosexuals because of their classification in the statute, even though the state does not require heterosexual married couples to have a proved capacity or declared willingness to procreate ("abstract symmetry" is not demanded by the Fourteenth Amendment).
Friday, August 20, 2010
Regardless of whether one agrees with the result, structurally sound opinions always confront binding legal precedent. Walker's is a clear exception because the U.S. Supreme Court has spoken on whether a state's refusal to authorize same-sex marriage violates the equal protection and due process clauses of the 14th Amendment. In 1972, Baker v. Nelson, a case over whether Minnesota violated the Constitution by issuing marriage licenses only to opposite-sex couples, was unanimously thrown out on the merits, for lack of a substantial federal question. The Supreme Court's action establishes a binding precedent in favor of Proposition 8. But Judge Walker's ruling doesn't mention Baker, much less attempt to distinguish it or accept its findings.
Judge Walker did not look at previous Supreme Court rulings. Precedent matters. I hope Justice Kennedy will look to Baker v. Nelson and let a previous ruling stand.
Washington Post article here.
The ‘sanctity’ of marriage?
After reading several letters about the Proposition 8 debate [“Prop. 8 ruling a victory for Constitution,” Aug. 15], I am compelled to offer clarification. One reader stated that the basis for marriage was established when God took a rib from Adam to create Eve. As a thinking person I am as offended by this logic as I would be if our laws were based on the teachings of Dr. Seuss.
Commonly repeated phrases include, “the sanctity of marriage” and “marriage is for procreation.” You can legally go to Las Vegas on a three-day bender and get married to a complete stranger by an Elvis impersonator at 3 a.m. Sanctity? What about the countless marriages entered into for financial gain, like citizenship, tax benefits or health insurance? Should we overlook the fact that nearly half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce?
Where’s the sanctity of married couples who do procreate, repeatedly and without planning, resulting in unwanted, abused children who wind up in the custody of social services, placed in foster homes or wind up incarcerated? I am tired of marriage being referred to as “sacred” when clearly it is not.
Dear Paul (of little faith) yes some marriages are shams and have ended in divorce. But I am thankful I could get a divorce from someone who was doing bad things to me and behind my back. (Cheating on me). And he thought he was doing nothing wrong! But then I entered my current Marriage with Eyes Open and It has been wonderful and produced two wonderful children. We learn from our mistakes and divorce has to happen in order to save oneself from abuse of the spouse. I believe in the The ‘sanctity’ of marriage. Even with it's so called faults that Paul has mentioned.
Some enter marriage with good intentions but the other has broken the bond. What can we do? Some have children and abuse the offspring. The State has to come in and raise the children. It happens. Sometimes the parents have good intentions and the child has mental and behavioral problems. The State is there to help them out. Paul, should we outlaw marriage all together. Should the State take over raising the offspring? Should both Gays and Straits have just Civil Unions? What should it be Paul? You define it.
Prop. 8 defined Marriage as "marriage is between one man and one woman". The Attorney General Jerry Brown put it on the Ballot with the "Gay Marriage Ban" label. A misunderstood fact in the whole mess.
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Sunday, August 01, 2010
Obama picks 'The View' over appearing at Boy Scouts' 100th anniversary celebration | Washington Examiner
Bob Dries, chairman of national news and media at the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree – a gathering that happens every four years and attracts thousands of scouts from around the world – told CNSNews.com that the organization was told on Monday that the president had scheduling conflicts and would not be speaking in-person at the week-long event.
The BSA had scheduled its Wednesday arena program to include remarks by the president at 11 a.m. in front of the more than 45,000 scouts who will be in attendance.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
It starts on November 2, 2010!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Friday, July 09, 2010
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Sunday, July 04, 2010
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
The Chronicles of the Deryni
* Deryni Rising (1970)
o November 1120: Kelson Haldane must protect his crown from a Deryni usurper.
* Deryni Checkmate (1972)
o March 1121: Alaric Morgan and Duncan McLain face the wrath of the Holy Church.
* High Deryni (1973)
o June 1121 – July 1121: Kelson Haldane attempts to repair an ecclesiastical schism on the eve of a foreign invasion.
 The Legends of Camber of Culdi
* Camber of Culdi (1976)
o September 903 – December 904: The events that inspired Camber MacRorie to lead the Haldane Restoration.
* Saint Camber (1978)
o June 905 – January 907: The struggles of Camber MacRorie to protect the throne of Cinhil Haldane.
* Camber the Heretic (1981)
o January 917 – January 918: An anti-Deryni backlash sweeps through Gwynedd, threatening the lives of every Deryni in the kingdom.
 The Histories of King Kelson
* The Bishop's Heir (1984)
o November 1123 – January 1124: An old political conflict threatens to erupt once again.
* The King's Justice (1985)
o May 1124 – July 1124: Kelson Haldane leads a military campaign to put down a rebellion
* The Quest for Saint Camber (1986)
o March 1125 – June 1125: A tragic accident befalls Kelson Haldane during a religious quest.
 The Heirs of Saint Camber
* The Harrowing of Gwynedd (1989)
o January 918 – August 918: The Deryni desperately try to survive the persecutions.
* King Javan's Year (1992)
o June 921 – October 922: Javan Haldane struggles to secure his throne.
* The Bastard Prince (1994)
o May 928 – December 928: Rhys Michael Haldane must defend his crown from a foreign invader.
 The Childe Morgan Trilogy
* In the King's Service (2003)
o Summer 1082 – November 1091: Donal Blaine Haldane seeks a Deryni protector for his sons.
* Childe Morgan (2006)
o December 1093 - March 1096: Kenneth and Alyce Morgan prepare their son Alaric for his future role.
* (unknown title) (unknown publication date)
o (details not yet announced)
Thursday, July 01, 2010
The travel would appear to be to in the category of "general oversight" into an issue in which several committees have already been authorized for member visits to the Gulf Coast, said Kyle Anderson, spokesman for House Administration Committee Chairman Robert Brady, D-Pa. Such trips, Brady said, are "not eligible for payment from the financial accounts" that finance members' offices.
Brady's committee decides on whether to allow congressional funding of trips.
Scalise said he was surprised that the House administration panel would deny compensation for a trip designed to help members understand the issues related to the Gulf disaster, especially given that they soon will vote on spill-related legislation.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said he had a one-on-one meeting with Obama, in which President Obama told him that he was still a Muslim, the son of a Muslim father, the stepson of Muslim stepfather, that his half brothers in Kenya are Muslims, and that he was sympathetic towards the Muslim agenda.
From Atlas here.
Another report says the Birth certificate can't be found. (it is hidden for sure).
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Thursday, June 03, 2010
The U.S. aircraft carrier USS George Washington will participate in a joint naval exercise with South Korea next week in the Yellow Sea, the same waters west of the Korean peninsula where North Korea is accused of sinking a South Korean warship last March, ABC News has learned.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns N. Korea to "halt provocative actions."
A U.S. official said the carrier, which operates from its home port in Japan, "will be sent to the waters off South Korea within coming days to participate in joint exercises" with the South Korean navy.
Slated to begin June 8, the official said this exercise will be "separate and distinct" from an upcoming anti-submarine warfare exercise that Pentagon officials had said recently would be occurring "in the near future."
Here is the rest of story at ABC:
Thursday, May 27, 2010
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Monday, May 17, 2010
Anyway, I occasionally visit the site to see what obviously non-science junk he's shoveling for the day. Yesterday I found this. Mr. Bad Astronomer wants Glenn Beck to say he called him an "Idiot" rather than his employer, Discover Magazine. Granted it is right to get the quoter and quote correct. But Mr. Bad is an egomaniac. And Beck can be a bit too much for me. But Beck is a Patriot and Mr. Bad is just EGO. Read his blog and you tell me. Nice pictures but sometimes goes off on a liberal tangent. BAD!
Monday, May 10, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Perhaps the most critical feature of traditional marriage is the impact the institution has on the creation and raising of children. Simple biology proves that relationships only between a man and woman can result in the creation of a child. It just can’t happen between two men or two women. Further, experts around the globe agree that the ideal family structure for a child is a family headed by two biological parents in a low-conflict marriage. Logically, it only makes sense that society would want to encourage marriage between a child’s biological mother and father, and that is exactly what California (and virtually every other state) has always done. But more than logic supports the public policy adopted by the voters when they enacted Proposition 8.
The contention that there is no discernable difference in the impact on the cognitive, emotional and social well-being of a child between opposite-sex married couples and homosexual couples just isn’t borne out by social science. It is at the core of why Prop 8 was placed on the ballot and why more than seven million Californians supported it.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
“Republicans will win the Senate with 52 or 53 seats,” Morris said without hesitation, “and the House will go Republican by 10 to 20 seats.”
The former Clinton strategist-turned-Republican pointed out that it will take a minimum of 39 seats to change from Democrat to Republican for the GOP to win a majority. Seven of those 39, he predicted, “will come from right here in Pennsylvania—the epicenter of change.”
Beginning with a Republican pick-up of the Western Pennsylvania seat of the late Democratic Rep. John Murtha in the special election May 18, Morris said that the GOP’s gains in the Keystone State would come from unseating Democratic Representatives Kathy Dahlkemper, Jason Altmire, Patrick Murphy, Christopher Carney, and Paul Kanjorski. (Although that ads up to only six, others at the dinner told me Morris came to his figure of a gain of seven by automatically factoring in the likely pickup by GOPer Pat Meehan of the Delaware County district vacated by Senate hopeful Joe Sestak).
As to the claims of Altmire (who voted twice against the Obama-backed healthcare bill) that he is a “moderate Democrat,” Morris recalled his days as a “moderate Democrat” in the 1990’s working with Bill Clinton on issues such as “tough love” welfare reform and cutting the capital gains tax.
“Today, the moderate Democrat is as extinct as a do-do,” declared Morris, “I am extinct.” He said that in the Democratic Party of today, “you are either an Obama-Reid-Pelosi Democrat or you are a Republican. I am a Republican.” Morris also quoted Ronald Reagan that “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party, the Democratic Party left me.”
Oh, they hate us. But you know what? We detest them. The difference is they pretend to be reporters; we are outspoken and proud conservatives. Now it's been actually pretty funny hearing some of the liberals talk about how Obama has actually cut taxes. And when we come back, I will once again prove that is a bald-faced lie. And it's counterintuitive. We have the biggest Marxist ever to be President of the United States, who spends and spends, and taxes and taxes, and spends some more. And the notion that he's been cutting taxes across the board for most people is a joke. He's been redistributing wealth, and destroying wealth.
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2010/04/16/levin-reads-mrcs-tvs-tea-party-travesty-special-report-air#ixzz0lMyL7YHM
Monday, April 12, 2010
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Thursday, April 01, 2010
I’ve got to call it like I see it: The administration’s sudden interest in offshore drilling is little more than political posturing designed to gain support for job-killing energy legislation soon to come down the pike. I’m confident that GOP senators will not take the bait.
Obama is trying to go to the center to get the Independents back. But its all smoke and mirrors. Don't buy this crap.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
What Stupak did was play with the Pro-Life voters. Now we all will have to pay for murder. Thanks so much Bart. I pray for your salvation.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
From Code Red here:
Thursday, February 18, 2010
My advice to them is to keep their distance from any single party and instead influence both parties on debt, spending and an over-reaching federal government. Allowing third-party movements to co-opt the tea partiers' good name, which is happening in Nevada, will only serve to elect opponents of the tea party philosophy of low-taxes and fiscal restraint. It could also discredit the tea party movement.
A small fraction of the tea partiers' leadership are ambitious individuals who haven't been able to hold office in either the GOP or Democratic Party. Some are from fringe groups like the John Birch Society or the remnants of the LaRouchies. Others see the tea party movement as a recruiting pool for volunteers for Ron Paul's next presidential bid.
If tea party groups are to maximize their influence on policy, they must now begin the difficult task of disassociating themselves from cranks and conspiracy nuts. This includes 9/11 deniers, "birthers" who insist Barack Obama was not born in the U.S., and militia supporters espousing something vaguely close to armed rebellion.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Monday, February 08, 2010
“Meanwhile, we have shown that limiting marriage to its longstanding definition is rational because marriage benefits children, not just the adults. Whenever possible, it is best for a child to have both a mother and a father. And man-woman marriage is the only human relationship that can biologically serve that disitinctive purpose. A same-sex relationship can never offer a child both a mother and father. It’s that simple.
I and 7 million Californian's are rational and believe the simple fact that Marriage is "between One Man and One Woman." I don't think they can prove we were all irrational and vote for something that has been a long standing in our society because we are haters and bigots. No way Jose.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S's: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism.
Democrats were fighting to keep the Jim Crow laws and Black segreation laws. Republicans also supported the 13, 14 and 15 amendments. Republicans started the NAACP. President Nixon (A Republican President) supported Affimative Action programs. Repubicans founded and supported Black Colleges and Universities. And Democrats want to hide the fact they are keeping Blacks "poor, angry and voting for Democrats". And its all to keep the Democrat party in power with it's Socailism takeover.
Hail to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his fight for EQUALATY! Remember, he was a REPUBLCIAN!