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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Political Frustations

During the past month and a half there have been moments when I head this or that which caused me to want to comment. Then I bring up my computer to make those comments and one of two things happens. Either I have forgotten the punch line or I get this sick feeling in my gut that makes me angry at what's happening just about everywhere.

I'm ill to my stomach when I hear the media... I'm ill to my stomach when I hear people say how bad this president is... I'm ill to my stomach when I have to defend my beliefs or ideals... I'm ill to my stomach when I hear the talk-show hosts that I like have to do and feel the same way.

Someone said they didn't think a president and his cigar was as important as another president making false claims to lead us into a pointless police action. I just don't know what to say. I do believe that these two presidents did different things but a "pointless police action"? I suppose only history will determine the outcome.

The thing that upsets me is that this person is taking two extreme sides and comparing them. There were plenty of horrible things Clinton did besides using his cigar in an inappropriate manner to compare to our current president. So why take these two things an compare them? Probably to show how good Clinton was and how horrible Bush is. If a comparison is to be made... lets looks at apples to apples... not apples to elephants.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

College Crap 101:1

How many people really want to attend liberal colleges where they teach you things that have nothing to do with "real" life? More comments to come.

1. From Top Conservative Colleges to The Dirty Dozen

2. America's Most Bizarre and Politically Correct College Courses

Thursday, October 25, 2007

If not English, then what?

I received this email today and decided to check it out on Snoopes to see what the "official" word is on the facts.

Snopes states that the numbers are a little wrong and that one person is missing from the list. It also shows some interesting percentages at the bottom of the article.

33 Senators Voted Against English as America 's Official Language June 6, 2007

On Wed, 6 Jun 2007 23:35:23 -0500, "Colonel Harry Riley USA ret" wrote:

Senators,

Your vote against an amendment to the Immigration Bill 1348, to make English America's official language is astounding. On D-Day no less when we honor those that sacrificed in order to secure the bedrock character and principles of America . I can only surmise your vote reflects a loyalty to illegal aliens.

I don't much care where you come from, what your religion is, whether you're black, white or some other color, male or female, democrat, republican or independent, but I do care when you're a United States Senator, representing citizens of America and vote against English as the official language of the United States

Your vote reflects betrayal, political surrender, violates your pledge of allegiance, dishonors historical principle, rejects patriotism, borders on traitorous action and, in my opinion, makes you unfit to serve as a United States Senator... impeachment, recall, or other appropriate action is warranted.

Worse, 4 of you voting against English as America 's official language are presidential candidates: Senator Biden, Senator Clinton, Senator Dodd, and Senator Obama.

Those 4 Senators vying to lead America but won't or don't have the courage to cast a vote in favor of English as America's official language when 91% of American citizens want English officially designated as our language.

This is the second time in the last several months this list of Senators have disgraced themselves as political hacks... unworthy as Senators and certainly unqualified to serve as President of the United States.

If America is as angry as I am, you will realize a back-lash so stunning it will literally rock you out of your panties.. and preferably, totally out of the United States Senate.

The entire immigration bill is a farce... your action only confirms this really isn't about America ; it's about self-serving politics... despicable at best.

Never argue with an idiot; they'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience." ~ anonymous

The following senators voted against making English the official language of America :

Akaka (D-HI)
Bayh (D-IN)
Biden (D-DE) Wants to be President?
Bingaman (D-NM)
Boxer (D-CA)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Clinton (D-NY) Wants to be President?
Dayton (D-MN)
Dodd (D-CT) Wants to be President?
Domenici (R-NM) Coward...
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI) Not unusual for him
Feinstein (D-CA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Jeffords (I-VT)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA) Wanted to be President
Kohl (D-WI)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (D-CT) Disappointment here.....
Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)
Obama (D-IL) Wants to be President?
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV) Senate Majority Leader
Salazar (D-CO)
Sarbanes (D-MD)
Schumer (D-NY)
Stabenow (D-M)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Bush Bashing to the Left

The more things change...

You know, EDUCATION, if you make the most of it, you study hard and you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in IRAQ.

~John Kerry~



The more they stay the same.

"You don't have money to fund the war or children, but you're going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement".

~Fremont Democratic Rep. Pete Stark~



I wonder how everyone who bitches so blatantly about the way the president is dealing with the war would do better? What if Al Gore were president when the planes hit... or Hilary Clinton... or Pete Stark... or all the other people in the country who apparently think they can do better. Not just politicians... actors and artists and the neighbor across the street. I hate it when people bitch but have nothing constructive to offer up as an alternative. There are several people who want to be president and I wonder how well they will do in comparison. I wouldn't wish that position on anyone I care about... or even thoughs I don't.

Violence Down in Baghdad

Did you know that the number of dead bodies reported by the morgue in Baghdad has been about 10... compared to 40 or 50 per day? Did you know that this proves there is less terror and killing in Baghdad? Did you know there is a reduction in overall violence due to increased U.S. and Iraqi security? Did you know that extremists are sitting back and watching to see what we do and how we are going to do it?

Did you also know that if we suddenly pull everyone out that all of the above will change... that violence and death will sky rocket?

Just thought I would mention it. Of course, if we keep it the way it is and don't surge again with more, they will probably get used to what we have there now and things will go backwards anyway.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Let Us Rebuild Our Symbols of Freedom - A Poem by Bug

Let Us Rebuild Our Symbols of Freedom
Written by Jill Star (aka Bug)
September 25, 2007

Symbols of freedom
come from places unexpected.
From moments of sorrow or pain,
from shock and disbelief...
found deep inside the human mind.

How can we remain strong,
if we do not rebuild.
How can we show our resolve,
our determination,
and our undaunted desire
to be free of terrorists -
if we do not rebuild.

They take from us what "they" feel
is our reason for existence.
It was not the buildings,
nor the planes.
It was not the money,
nor the challenge to our pride.
It was the audacity -
the audacity to take
the lives of those we love,
of those we knew not;
of those whose heroic names
go down in history -
from that dreadful day called 911...
to the fight for our freedom
still going strong today.

There will be no more trusting
of men who demand,
nor men who feel we are weak.
We are not weak -
but we are a country of uncertainty;
uncertain of whom to trust,
uncertain of how far to go,
and uncertain of our foothold
in the world.

We are powerful
but we are now more careful.
We are caring
but we are now suspicious.
We are empathetic
but we are not sympathetic.
Those who took from us
the lives of our citizens...
want a holy war -
a war to end days -
a war to bring about their own prophecies.

We have prophecies of our own,
but we do not hasten them.
We do not wish them to happen sooner.
We do no kill...
in order to gain favor with our god.
Our country is great
but our citizens can not agree;
and our leaders find, ironically,
that they can not please us all.

Symbols of freedom
come from places unexpected -
from moments of sorrow or pain...
Let us rebuild -
Let us take back what is ours -
Let us find comfort in our lives once more.


Written by Jill Star (aka Bug)

Monday, September 24, 2007

Ahmadinejad's Holy War

What frightens me?

Not terrorism... not terrorist... but those who let terrorists and murders into our country to speak on a platform and then... said terrorist is actually applauded. What frightens me more is not what will come tomorrow but what will come years from now when those applauding fools let our country sink into the depths of hell.

Ahmadinejad is trying to bring about the end of days... to bring so much horror and terror into the world that we're forced into his own holy war. He hates homosexuals and stones them along with women... and yet... women and homosexuals have the inability to be smart and NOT applaud him. I am a woman... I will not give him a moment in front of my face.

And the hypocrite actually wants to meet with family members of 911 victims. Oh yes... I would say yes if he wanted to meet with me and someone I loved were dead due to his ideals... and I would warn anyone in advance that if he met with me, he would also meet with hostility. Being polite to a murderer is unnecessary.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

More Men Like Petraeus... less like "no namers" at moveon

What are the democrats and Lefties so upset about? Lets take a look (read the two posts before this one to get a better view).

Ever notice how those who have no name to the rest of the world have to attack those whose name stands out in the minds and hearts of others? Usually, great accomplishment in a person's life brings that person recognition and, in some cases, fame. If you don't have the time or talent to actually DO SOMETHING with your life to get that same spot light... what better way to get it shining directly in your face than to attack someone already there? You won't get it if you praise them or send fan mail... nope... you have to bring them down and bury them alive.

Petraeus calls for gradual drawdown

He would pull some troops out of Iraq now and reach pre-'surge' levels next summer.
By Julian E. Barnes, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
September 11, 2007

WASHINGTON -- -- Delivering a much-anticipated assessment of the military buildup in Iraq, America's top commander there, citing improvements in security, recommended Monday that the U.S. start withdrawing some troops later this month but not return to pre-"surge" levels until next summer at the earliest.

Army Gen. David H. Petraeus said he would send home a force of about 2,200 Marines this month, and he recommended that an Army brigade of about 3,500 return home in December. But Petraeus advised keeping the remainder of the buildup forces -- four brigades and two Marine battalions -- in Iraq through July.
LINK: Click for the ENTIRE article GO HERE

An Open Mind For A New Army

I found this article today... it's worth reading. It's two years old, I realize, but history is still history even if it's personal history.

USNews and World Report

An Open Mind For A New Army
By Julian E. Barnes

10/31/05

I have an image of David Petraeus burned in my mind. It was just days after Baghdad had fallen to American forces, and Petraeus, the commander of the 101st Airborne Division, had joined other leaders of the division at a memorial service for two soldiers who had just been killed.

Before the service, I had overheard the battalion sergeant major reprimand a noncommissioned officer who had been shaken deeply by the deaths. His face was reddened with emotion, and that reaction, the sergeant major told him, was unacceptable. "Your soldiers need to see a stone face," the major told the NCO. Emotion is distracting; safety depends on soldiers staying focused on their jobs. Still, it seemed an inhuman command.

The exchange was still playing through my mind as my eyes scanned the seats at the service and found Petraeus. He wore the stone face; even in this tragic moment, he exuded calm and control. Yet the sadness, too, was unmistakable. It was clear in the way his eyes wrinkled at the corners and his mouth tugged downward. This was not the pure stoicism of the sergeant major. Here, I thought, was a man who knew leaders must inspire confidence but who also knew that human feelings cannot be denied.

It's exactly this sort of paradox that animates the work and leadership of Lt. Gen. David Petraeus, the American commander who for the past 15 months led the training of the new Iraqi security forces. Petraeus is one of the most fascinating people in the United States Army. With a Ph.D. from Princeton University, he is often referred to as the military's warrior-scholar. He has drawn deeply from his dual backgrounds to create a leadership style that is at once of a piece with military tradition, yet is at the same time innovative.

The armed services are among the few institutions in this country that focus relentlessly on developing leaders and improving leadership. The military's fiercely hierarchical structure is designed to identify the best leaders at each level and push them upward. Officers are expected to mentor those below them, and soldiers must periodically return to school to study how to better lead.

Smarter soldiers. In his 27 months in Iraq, Petraeus has been asked to lead a division into battle, to oversee the reconstruction and governance of Iraq's third-largest city, and to build up, from virtually nothing, Iraq's Army and police force. As Petraeus's varied roles show, Iraq has deeply challenged the soldiers who serve there, sometimes forcing them to perform duties far different from those they trained for. As a result, the Army has come to believe that teaching its soldiers how to think is as important as teaching them how to fight. "There is a very clear recognition of the importance of fostering flexibility and adaptability in leaders," says Petraeus.

Petraeus has been at the forefront of this evolution in thinking; indeed, there are few more flexible leaders in the military today. The general credits the Army's field training for teaching him to be a creative commander. But his adaptive thinking also comes from his work outside the military. At Princeton, where he earned his advanced degree in international relations, he had a chance to interact with exceptional scholars, many of whom had a very different view of the world and of human nature. The resulting debates provided insights and lessons that could be applied to the modern battlefield. "The truth is not found in any one school of thought, and arguably it's found in discussion among them," he says. "This is a flexibility of mind that really helps you when you are in ambiguous, tough situations."
LINK to the ENTIRE article: GO HERE

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I will never visit the hypocritical Moveon.org

My Vow: I will never visit Moveon.org - those who publish and push it are the equivalent of a mischievous, malicious "fake" friend that turns on a dime to leave a "friend" in the dust.

My thoughts: If General Petraeus had testified to the benefit of the Left and the Democrats, they would have praised him and held him up on a pedestal. I think it's foolish of the democrats to sit by and not come to his aide and it will, in the long run, only prove to show how hypocritical and one-sided they are no matter who goes against them.

It's much like Bob being Jim's best friend and doing anything for him... UNLESS... Jim does not have the exact same beliefs and ideals; and when it's proved that he does not... the "fake" friend, Bob, turns his back on his friend and whips around lunging a knife into Jim's back. This is what the Democrats and the Left seem to do more and more... "if you're not one of us... then you are our enemy".

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News today:

CNN - President Bush today condemned the recent MoveOn.org advertisement that described Army Gen. David H. Petraeus as General "Betray-Us," voicing disappointment that leading Democrats had not denounced it as well.

USA Today — The Senate voted Thursday to condemn an advertisement by the liberal anti-war group MoveOn.org that accused the top military commander in Iraq of betrayal. The 72-25 vote condemned the full-page ad that appeared in The New York Times last week as Gen. David Petraeus, the top military commander in Iraq, testified on Capitol Hill. The ad was headlined: "General Petraeus or General Betray Us? Cooking the books for the White House."

Bill & Hillary Clinton's New Home

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

911: Six Years and Counting




Thoughts in 2005

Thoughts today:

I'm baffled why we don't have a memorial where the Twin Towers once stood... or new buildings in their place. I don't understand why our borders still stand wide open and some of our citizens want us to forget what happened six years ago by abandoning the fight against terrorism.

Last year I was sad and finally felt the pain of loss of all those killed during the invasion of our country... all those killed during the further protection of our country.

This year I am just angry... angry at those who use politics to hold us back and cause more and more people to die. If our military were actually allowed to FIGHT in this war rather than be afraid to pull a trigger for fear of being put in jail by their own country, then perhaps we could end this war and terrorism would be defeated.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Bin Laden and his century long plot

If Bin Laden only wanted the spot light, he would have sprung up long before now and very often.

To generalize... many Americans (and citizens of other countries... but I'll focus on America) don't know how to think long-term. We think about one year out... and some people only about a month out. We may plan in advance for vacations or Christmas presents or whose house we're going to for Thanksgiving. We may even plan out what new tree we want to plant in our yard and realize we have to do it in the fall to have any results the next spring; or even two years from the planting.

But for the most part, we just don't look much further out than a year... or maybe even two years. It's hard enough at times to get people to put money into their savings or retirement plan because we want what we want right now. We don't want to save for five years to be able to finally buy a computer or new clothes or a new car or a house... we want it right now.

So it's hard to fathom that other people actually plan things or plot things out for YEARS into the future. It's hard to understand that there are people... groups of people... citizens of other countries or even cults who plan things out for their life and the lives of their children and grandchildren.

I do not believe for an instant that Bin Laden or any other terrorist was just sitting around one day and said "hey... lets blow up the Twin Towers next week". No... it was planned and plotted for months... for years in advance.

So Bin suddenly showing up and saying "hey... here I am and we might do something bad again" is not a spontaneous act or small warning. These "people" have plans and plots against us and some of them are scheduled out for years. It could be that it was in the works that they would blow things up on 9-11-01 and then six years later they would do something else. I picture a time-line filled with schedules of terrorism throughout the world.

I'm not sure what Bin's thoughts were when he decided to come out with another tape. Does he really think Americans will say "gee... this guy is serious... I guess I'll convert to Islam like he told me to because if I don't, the big bad man will attack us again". We don't respond well to threats or slavery.

How do I feel after hearing his words? Angry and full of disbelief that this man actually thinks we're going to throw in the towel and fall to our knees. Why should we... because he may attack us again?

My concern is that our leaders don't feel the same way I do. Oh... I'm sure Bush feels that way, but what about Congress? There are too many who want us to abandon this cause to rid the world of terrorism and retreat to our warm, cozy homes.

Okay... you're right... I am not on the front lines fighting; but I support ANYONE who fights for our freedom and free choice.

Red Memoir: Updated... go here!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Senator Larry Craig To Resign

David Drake: Larry Craig To Resign

My response to David's post:

1. If he is guilty and pled guilty, then he should have resigned because breaking the law is not a good example for others to follow.

2. If he is NOT guilty and still pled guilty, then he may or may not have resigned. It's hard to continue when others think you're guilty. You spend all your time trying to defend yourself and then no one looks at the good you have done... he did good for Idaho.

So it's hard to say... in the end, FOR HIM, perhaps resigning was best so he could salvage his marriage and fight any legal battles against the aligations.

For the state and for the nation... I don't think resigning was necessarily the best thing because he was a good Senator... we just don't know if he was a good person.

But look at Bill "sex with anything" Clinton... you don't have to be a good person for people to like you. Hell... every gay man in the nation should be standing up for Craig right now; stains on a dress... stains on another man's pants... what's the difference? :o)


David's response:

I like your take on it Bug, especially your point #2 and the sentences after that: "So it's hard to say... in the end, FOR HIM, perhaps resigning was best so he could salvage his marriage and fight any legal battles against the aligations."

I'm glad it's over and now the Republicans can continue on with apologizing and perhaps resigning for other things they are not guilty of doing. If they keep going down this road, pretty soon we won't have to worry about them for they will all have stepped down from office rather than fighting.

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In the end... I agree with my original thought and David's... resigning was probably best for his own personal life.

What angers me is that he is guilty and branded before he's proved to be guilty. I know he looks guilty because he pled guilty... and that right there is probably enough. But I heard the tapes and it sounds to me that he could be innocent or just stupid.

I don't know... maybe he is guilty... but there's doubt in my mind so I can't say for sure.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Al Gorem and his precious ring of global warming

I cleared my throat one day while saying "Al Gore" during a discussion of the non-"it's all my fault the earth is warming up and if I don't give up everything, we're all going to die in one million years" global warming we're experiencing and it sounded much like "Golem... golem... hack, cough... golem?" So I found a ring of fire and a gruesome picture of Al Gore and put them together (with amature abilities, obviously and making sure to put my stamp of embarrassed acknowlegement on it) to come up with...



"My preeeeeciouuuus ring of of global warming. I want everyone to know about it and covet it but I won't let them get too close or they may realize the truth. It's just a Cracker Jack ring I got when I was twelve years old. Finally after all these years I can get people to do what I say and not what I do... wishing upon falling stars really does work. Hey... maybe I can convince people the end is near because of falling stars... yeah... that's the ticket."

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

No power like the power of freedom...

President George W. Bush in Kansas City on August 22nd, 2007 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention at the Kansas City Convention and Entertainment Center. This is a transcript of the entire speech... worth reading.

A small portion of the speech is below... go here for the entire speech.

That generation of Americans taught the tyrants a telling lesson: There is no power like the power of freedom and no soldier as strong as a soldier who fights for a free future for his children. (Applause.) And when America’s work on the battlefield was done, the victorious children of democracy would help our defeated enemies rebuild, and bring the taste of freedom to millions.

We can do the same for the Middle East. Today the violent Islamic extremists who fight us in Iraq are as certain of their cause as the Nazis, or the Imperial Japanese, or the Soviet communists were of theirs. They are destined for the same fate. (Applause.)

Friday, August 17, 2007

BugDrivel Voting Machine; Q-1

Question #1 : Now that a few have been attacked (Michael Savage Aug 07), which conservative talk-show host is next? Go here to cast your vote.
Make your comments here if you wish... I would love to hear your opinions!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

"The United States should not have a military" Gerardo Sandoval

This man honestly believes that the United States of America SHOULD NOT have a military! He wants to know what good the military has done for us during the last 5 years.

This video of Hannity and Colmes interviewing San Francisco Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval really brings out the colors of not only Sandoval but also Colmes. Colmes jumps in towards the middle to clarify Gerardo's statement becoming visibly and verbally distressed and filled with disbelief that this man could say that America should not have a military.

Apparently, per Sandoval, we can use cops and the coast guard to defend America and in a thousand years we won't need a military.

I tell you what... if this man gets his way, not only will we not have a military, we'll be on our knees begging for our lives and completely oblivious to what freedom use to be... it probably won't even be a word.

If we don't have a military, we can't defend ourselves against our enemies... and we do have enemies. Can you imagine the boats and planes filled with terrorists coming into America to take over? It would happen the day after we retired our military and the day after that we would no longer be free to walk to the grocery store or drive across town or feel safe going to work.

This man needs to be dismissed from his post and sent to a country that doesn't care about freedom and individual rights. He clearly doesn't believe in individual rights... look what he's done to Michael Savage.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Savage Nation striking back

Links regarding Michael Savage...

"For the record, I do not agree with comments allegedly made by Mr. Savage, but the First Amendment gives him the right to make those comments," Jew said.

What has earned Sandoval his yellow stripes is his introduction of a government resolution condemning radio talk show host Michael Savage for what Sandoval calls "defamatory language . . . against immigrants."

One of the nation's top civil rights attorneys has offered his assistance in suing a San Francisco city supervisor who attacked nationally syndicated radio talk-show host Michael Savage for his tough stance against illegal immigration.

When you stand up to Sandoval, you are standing up not only for your free speech but even for the free speech of those hunger strike students with whom you so fundamentally disagree. If they can silence you I guarantee that those four students will be next ... and then me.

If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State... in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States... They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

In what many are taking as an anti-Semitic slap, newly elected Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval got up the other night and urged San Franciscans upset over business tycoons suing the city to picket "at their houses in Tiburon and at their bar mitzvahs."

SAVAGE DEBATE: The Controversy Surrounding Talk Show Host Michael Savage Rages On - VIDEO.

Protest Videos

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Michael Savage attacked by San Fran Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval

And something that happened this last week that just... well, it makes me angry.

Seems the city of San Fransisco decided to attack Michael Savage's 1st amendment rights. Shame, shame!!

San Francisco Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval introduced a resolution condemning Michael saying he used "defamatory language... against immigrants.”

Michael Savage is a talk show host with a lot to say... he is not a racist nor does he cause others to be racist. He made comments based on what was happening in the news and put "it out there" without fluffing his words to be careful not to offend someone.

In today's world... anything a person says will offend someone, somewhere. Just because this Supervisor doesn't like the message Mr. Savage is stating doesn't give him a right to introduce a resolution against him and encourage people to rally against him in front of his place of work. This guy is attacking an American citizen who has committed no crime.

He claims that Michael is 'symbolic of hatred and racism'... basically this idiot is saying he will stop another man's opinion from being heard by other people by threatening legal action against him. This is against everything America is for... free speech... free will and the ability to hear what you want.

This is not a communist country... or a socialist country. This is the United States of America.

I heard a talk show just today wherein the host was spouting on and on about how horrible capitalism is and how the big companies are only in business to make profit (duh) and how the little guy should rise against them to protest and basically make it so everyone gets paid the same wage while businesses earn little to encourage them to stay open.

That is a communist society and I didn't like the message one bit... but I won't take legal action against him because I feel he's harming our society (which he is), nor will I encourage others to harm him or do anything to prevent him from his 1st amendment rights. I didn't like his message and I felt he could be causing riots in the streets with his "get rid of the big businesses and hate those in charge" attitude. The fact is... this man should just shut up... but it's his right to be stupid and it's my right to think he is.

Letter from Savage's lawyer mentioning important facts!!

Politics never take a vacation...

... even though I did... check out the vaca pics in the posts below!!

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So I checked out David's blog once I returned from my vacation and noticed the world just kept on a turning and wigg'n out while I was away. I checked my bank account while I was gone... posted a few vacation pictures and checked email... but avoided all news!

What did I miss? Lets see... here are five events that happened or were talked about while I was gone over on DAVID'S SITE.

1. Gwen Stefani Succumbs To Radical Islam - That's right... she's going to tone down her outfits during her concert in Malaysia because it's offensive to locals. Can you imagine how many times she would have to tone it down if she actually listened to the hard-core Christians in America who won't let their kids go to a concert HERE because of her outfits? So what's so special about THEM that she can't do for US??

2. Democrats Vote To Expand FISA Law - Huh??? I thought they were WAY against this type of thing and wanted to bring charges against Bush for "invading the privacy of our citizens". Seems they lie just to get into power.

3. My own headline... BUSH TO BLAME FOR GLOBAL WARMING WHICH HAS CAUSED BRIDGE AND TUNNEL TO COLLAPSE - HE SHOULD BE IMPEACHED, OF COURSE. Give me a break... the fact that these things happened is not due to global warming nor is it the president's fault. Look to the city and the county and the companies who obviously DIDN'T do their job well enough.

4. Mike Gravel says, "The Spartans trained their people to be homosexual." - Wow... that makes a lot of sense. Here's my comment to David's post along with his comment back to me.

Bug said...
Do I just not have imagination enough to understand WHY anyone would want to train someone else to be homosexual? Do they go around training people to be hetrosexual? It doesn't make much sense to me. And why would you want to train military might to long for the next military might fighting next to you? Wouldn't it make more sense to make sure your men are NOT homosexual? Wouldn't being homosexual and spending hours/days/weeks/months/years together cause problems such as LOSING A WAR because your men are banging each other in the background... or longing for each other on the battlefield... or dreaming of each other when they are apart and therefore not able to pay attention to their duties. I don't know... maybe I am just an idiot... maybe a man longing for a man is better than a man longing for a woman. Maybe wanting the guy next to you is better than fighting with a clear mind, strong conviction and the desire to go home and be with the person you left behind.

8:50 PM, August 09, 2007
David Drake said...
Oh Bug, you are not an idiot. Gravel is the idiot, big time. Like I wrote - for decaded the Left has been telling us that homosexuality and - by default then - heterosexuality is something we are born with. Then Gravel talks out of his butt saying "the Spartans trained their people to be homosexual." Gravel is an idiot. Thanks for visiting and commenting Bug - as always.

5. NASA Lied About Global Warming - Of course they did. Turns out the hottest year was 1934, not 1998. OH CRAP... DOES THAT MEAN WE'RE HEADING INTO THE NEXT ICE AGE? So what do we need to give up in order to avoid that catastrophe??

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The amazing, the wonderful, the extraordinary, the omnipotent... Ellie Bellie. Applause necessary!

Here is what you've all been waiting for... the lastest in Ellie pictures. Admit it... you've been waiting!
I love how her ear flops over and she doesn't even notice

And how she turns her head to one side when she's listening

Or how she stares at me wondering if I'll always be this crazy

And then there are those moments when I wonder
where my baby has gone - she grows so fast


And of course we can't forget the moments of hysteria!!




Ellie is now FIVE months old and it's so amazing watching how fast she grows in comparison to my son who is still growing after all these years. I keep wanting her to slow down because soon she'll be full sized and I'll wonder what it was like holding her in my lap.

I'm glad we got her... she's precious. Ooooo... my precious...

Friday, July 27, 2007

Banned Pres. Bush Interview

I don't know for sure if this video was actually banned from American television. It's meant to be a negative video (as I'm sure that was the intention of the person who posted it) because it shows Bush as arrogant and a bit pushy.

I have thought about this a lot and have come to the conclusion that this is one of his more truthful interviews. He cuts the lady off a few times to request to be allowed to finish his answer because she's too impatient to actually let him answer without interjecting.

I can sense why people would not like the interview and even conclude that our president is very "I" oriented... but truth be told this whole "we can't be proud of what we've done because people will think we're arrogant assholes" is a bunch of crap.

Be proud of what you have done... stand up and say "I did this and I'm glad I did this and because I did it, this is what has happened". Don't stand in some corner sniveling that you think you did okay... be proud or admit your shortcomings.

There were tons of responses below this video the day I found it that were saying Bush was a twat, a fuck up and just bullshit... and that was just in the more recent 9-10 comments.

Why are people so hateful and lash out like that... this makes me think liberals are irrational and have no respect for other's opinions, feelings or constitutional rights. They would disagree... but the drawing has been painted by them... the artwork is already on display.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007

They vs. Them ~ the truth at last

I find the laundromat rather soothing at times. I suppose it could partly be because I don't have to go...

The last time I went was when I first moved here and didn't own a washer/dryer yet. I found a laundromat located near a bar, a car wash and some old rundown shops that were long since closed down. They had an "arcade" (if you can call it that) in the laundromat that was scattered between corners and hallways and other odd places that had the oldest most unpopular games I had ever seen... and half of them were either turned off, broken down or the screen was hazy.

I sat in a room with the dryers and listened to the constant tumbling along with something on the TV that I don't think I was even listening to. I wonder if that's how they brainwash people... stick people in a room full of dryers until relaxation takes over.

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Who are "they" anyway... are they conspiring with "them" or are they and them in direct competition with each other.

I looked up "them" on Thesaurus.com, and this is what I found -
Main Entry: establishment
Definition: bureaucracy
Synonyms: Old Guard*, authority, city hall*, conservatives, diehards*, established order, ruling class, the Man, the system*, them, they

So does that mean that "they" are conservative diehards? And are "they" the Right? And if so, what would you call the "left"? Careful... this is a family site. Okay... not really.

Hmmm... makes me wonder who owns Thesaurus.com. Perhaps someone from the left owns it and wants us to think the right are "they" that are bad? I don't know... when I try to "listen" to a pronunciation I have to pay a yearly subscription cost of $19.95. I guess that tells me that whoever owns it has a capitalistic view point (the right?). Are "they" the ones who are portraying themselves as "the Man" while attempting to convince people that "they" are actually not who "they" are but are instead actually "them"?

Okay... I'm back to being confused.

Question Mark

Personally, I think "they" and "them" are different organizations out to confuse the hell out of people (it's working) in order to gain control of everything while continually keeping people at each others throats so we won't notice what's really happening.

What's really happening?

Bug's Theory

Pee Wee Herman and Barbara Streisand (also known as "they) and Mr T and the Unknown Comic (also known as "them") are trying to take over the world. There's a suspicion that Mr T is still pretty pissed over the whole "losing to Rocky" thing. Pee Wee still can't get away from the "getting caught playing with himself in a movie theatre" jokes; Barbara's anus keeps telling her what to do; and the Unknown Comic is just glad to be mentioned on some one's blog. It's assumed that the leader of this diabolical quartet is non other than Barbara's anus.

You think I'm joking, don't ya. Well, just you wait and see... one day we'll all be bowing to the Anus Lords and you'll be thinking "if only I had listened to Bug".

Anus Lords... sounds like an adult film gone horribly wrong. Ewwww... I feel ill now.

Scared 1

Friday, July 20, 2007

Al Gorem (cough) - His PRECIOUS Hypocrisy

David Drake: Junior Gore's Menu Hypocrisy

Al Gorem (said while clearing the throat)... the man has no business telling anyone what they should be doing for the environment. He has the "do as I say... not as I do" syndrome and I'm afraid it may be contagious.

Perhaps his ideas are just suggestions?? Maybe he won't try to MAKE people do things they don't want to do?? Maybe I'll win the lottery tomorrow and never have to work again??

Personally... I don't really care what type of fish... beef... bird... or pig the man ate. But I do care if he turns around and tells me I can't do the same or tries to make me feel guilty.



Okay... has he told us we can't eat certain foods? I don't know. But he does say we shouldn't use certain fuels, etc. and yet he does far worse than many.

Hypocrisy and lies... two deadly sins in my book. Don't lie to me and don't make me feel guilty for crap you're doing yourself.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

How to get rid of the past - Deny it!

What is going on?

What fantasy world are people living in?

How foolish and gullible do these crazy nut cases think people are?

We have people over here saying that the Holocaust didn't happen... that Hitler wasn't the monster he truly was. That... what?... someone MADE IT UP?? Do they think people actually stopped eating for weeks, took off their clothes and lay around in the dirt and on top of each other to... what?... create horrible pictures so our country would go to war? That makes a ton of sense... NOT!

Then we have people over there (such as John Kerry) claiming that what happened in Vietnam didn't actually happen. In this quote, Kerry almost makes it sound as if those who were held against their will in the reeducation camps should be thankful because they are "thriving" in today's society.
KERRY: ... with respect to boat people and killing, everybody predicted a massive bloodbath in Vietnam. There was not a massive bloodbath in Vietnam. There were reeducation camps, and they weren't pretty and, you know, nobody, you know, likes that kind of outcome. But on the other hand, I've met lot of people today who were in those education camps, who are thriving in the Vietnam of today.

WTF? So let me get this straight... 1) no blood baths 2) reeducation camps make better citizens. Just checking.

"Oh I just want to thank my captures for educating me and making my life better!"

Are you kidding?

Sigh... just me feeling the heat of today's world. How can a person (or a country) turn the other cheek if everywhere they turn to, someone new and less important (with a bigger chip) is slapping them.

Everyone wants to be in the spotlight... even us bloggers.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Congressman KeitHitler (see how he likes it)

Quote by Congressman Keith Ellison which is found readily on the web:

"It's almost like the Reichstag fire, kind of reminds me of that… after the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it, and it put the leader [Hitler] of that country in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted…."I'm not saying [Sept. 11] was a [U.S.] plan, or anything like that, because, you know, that's how they put you in the nut-ball box — dismiss you."


Congressman Ellison Carries the Islamists’ Water
Quote from above article: Visit the site for the entire message
Until so-called Muslim leaders like Congressman Ellison begin to understand the linkage between political Islam and the radicalization of youth toward terrorism and radical Islamism, we will make no headway in this global war. Our most important tools in deprogramming estranged youth are prominent Muslim leaders ready to counter political Islam and Wahhabism. Cong. Ellison has shown neither the desire nor the inclination to do such a thing. I have yet to see Congressman Ellison on record acknowledging that this is not a crime problem, but rather a global conflict of ideologies between militant Islamism and western pluralism (Americanism)...

... Cong. Ellison is too busy pandering to Atheists groups who would have virtually no rights to become legislators or write laws under a state based on governmental sharia. He squanders his position to pander to Muslim youth, Islamists, and others who believe the Al Jazeera line. He should actually be leading the national Muslim activist community to separate religion and politics in Islam and turn off the political spigot which feeds radical Islam.

Most moral individuals would agree that under Hitler’s Germany, German citizens who fought directly against Adolf Hitler and his Third Reich for their crimes against humanity were heroes, not traitors. It should not be too far removed for Congressman Ellison to comprehend that a young impressionable Muslim mind with violent tendencies may hear the words which Ellison spoke on July 8 and hear his disgraceful and irresponsible comparison of the Bush administration and our military to Hitler’s Germany and feel morally empowered to act upon that...

CBS: Congressman admits 9/11 error
Quote from above article: Visit the site for the entire message
"In hindsight, I wouldn't have used that reference point," Ellison told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Tuesday. "It was probably inappropriate to use that example, because it's a unique historical event, without really any clear parallels."

Ellison said he remains harshly critical of the Bush administration.

"I believe that they have exploited the fears that grew from 9/11, in order to pass legislation and even start wars they could have never gotten away with but for that tragedy," he said.

Ellison said he had gotten a call Tuesday afternoon from the Anti-Defamation League, an international group that opposes anti-Semitism, regarding the Hitler comparison.

"They told me they understood the point I was trying to make, but they didn't think it was the right way to use that historical example, because they thought any sort of comparison to the modern world we live in in some way diminishes the horror of the Nazi era," Ellison said. "I told them I feel they're right."

The ADL released a statement Tuesday calling on Ellison to apologize for his comments. The group's national director, Abraham H. Foxman, called the comparison "outrageous and offensive to all Americans."

"Whatever his views may be on the administration's response to 9/11 and the conduct of the war on terrorism, likening it to Hitler's rise to power and Nazism is odious and demeans the victims of 9/11 and the brave American men and women engaged in the war on terror," Foxman said. "Furthermore, it demonstrates a profound lack of understanding about the horrors that Hitler and his Nazi regime perpetrated."
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It seems to me, that in his back peddling he apologized in one breath and then said he still believes what he originally said (comparison to Hitler) to be true in the next breath (ie the quote above that I have highlighted in red).

You can't have it both ways Keith... either you think he's like Hitler or you don't.

I'm glad so many stood up and said "you can't compare these two events". There are indeed people out there listening to what is being said by every side of every possible argument. It's like the child who is told not to touch something at a museum and he tries to see how close he can get before he gets into trouble.

Stop sticking your fingers out to touch things just to see if you can get away with it.

On the other hand, I'm not saying to never say or try anything if you feel a passion for it... but this is somehow different. People are saying things to lead to an agenda that many people don't favor just to see if anyone will notice and yell "NO... we won't go for it". So many of us are silent because we just want it to go away... we just want those in charge to actually give a damn about the general public in America and not their own rise to obscene power.

Now look what's happened... I've tangented in my own blog.

Friday, July 13, 2007

eNews from Senator Larry Craig

Here's the latest eNews I received from my state's Senator. I have highlighted what I thought was the most interesting. Note how he tells us democrats wanted to deny workers the freedom to vote in secret.


Focus on Freedom

As I watched the Fourth of July celebrations across the State, I was reminded of how much we prize our independence. My own Senate Mission Statement includes personal pledges to work for freedom and liberty. With Congress currently debating the Department of Defense Authorization Bill, the bill that funds the armed forces that help keep us free, and on the heels of Independence Day, I wanted to give you a status report on the ongoing fight for freedom.

The Senate recessed for the Fourth of July after the Democratic leadership forced a vote on denying workers the freedom to vote in secret about the organization of a union. That's right—they attempted to pass legislation that would have allowed employers and union representatives to monitor and record how each employee voted for union membership. I was proud to stand with the vast majority of workers in opposing this bill, which was ultimately defeated.

Democrats in Congress now propose to deny our freedom of expression by reviving an artifact of the Red Scare, the so-called "Fairness Doctrine." Bitter over the success of conservative radio, they hope to use government censors to force radio stations and other media outlets to give equal time to opposing views.

The fight for freedom doesn't stop with our civil liberties. Democrats hope to curtail our economic freedoms by raising taxes—including a tax on death itself. I aim to free us from the complication and unnecessary burdens of our tax system with a flat tax.

Finally, the fight for freedom in Iraq goes on—and frames the debate over the Department of Defense Authorization bill. As Abraham Lincoln once wrote, "Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves". As we await the results of the surge in Iraq, I maintain that success is possible. In the meantime, I will not deny the Iraqis their chance at freedom—though I cannot force them to embrace it.



Wow... I really found this straight forward and right to the point.

Z-mail : Volume 2; Issue 4

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This is an email I received today called Memorial. I am not including the pictures as they didn't really make or break the message of the email.

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"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Edmund Burke


In Memorial

Recently this week, UK removed The Holocaust from its school
curriculum because it "offended" the Moslem population which
claims it never occurred. This is a frightening portent of the fear that is
gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended.

This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the

six million Jews,
20 million Russians,
10 million Christians
and 1,900 Catholic priests

who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and
humiliated with the German and Russia peoples looking the other way!


Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust
to be "a myth," it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets
This e-mail is intended to reach 40 million people worldwide!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Z-mail : Volume 2; Issue 3

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Volume 2, Issue 3


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More than likely, this is a form letter sent out to everyone who sent a letter or email to my State Senator, but I'm glad to get the response. Included is information I didn't know because I just can't spend 29 hours a day keeping track of what's going on... nor would I want to.

Previous posts:
eNews from Senator Larry Craig
My letter to the Senator

Letter from Larry Craig, U.S. Senator (it was addressed personally to me, but I have removed that information, if you don't mind).


July 5, 2007

Thank you for contacting me regarding immigration reform. I appreciated hearing from you and apologize for the delay in my response.

On June 28, 2007, the Senate failed to obtain the 60 votes necessary to cut off debate on the comprehensive immigration reform bill, S. 1639. That halted any likely future progress on this legislation for the duration of the 110th Congress.

Although S. 1639 was by no means a perfect bill, it was a vast improvement over previous reform measures. The American people demanded that certain provisions be included, and they were. These demands included triggers requiring successful installation of border security measures before other programs come into effect, English language requirements, employee verification systems, and provisions that would force illegal immigrants to leave the country and submit an application before achieving permanent legal residency. In addition, the bill would have required that currently undocumented individuals seeking temporary legal status maintain employment, pass a background check, pay fines and their back taxes, and forego any Social Security benefits tied to payments they made into the system while working illegally. Americans were, and still are, adamantly in support of these policies, as am I.

Despite the inclusion of these popular provisions, the vote in the Senate demonstrated that many Americans do not trust the federal government to enforce these ambitious programs. In the end, that is probably what brought the bill down.

Unfortunately, because of this outcome, no problems have been solved, and the dysfunctional status quo remains. Communities in Idaho, and across the country, will still face the problem of undocumented workers who take advantage of our broken legal immigration system. Idahoans sent me to Congress to solve problems, which is why I voted to limit debate on the bill. Had sixty votes been cast for cloture, the Senate would have voted on several more amendments, including additional measures to strengthen border security, before a final up-or-down vote on passage of S. 1639.

Despite the outcome, I remain open to other proposals to solve the problems of illegal immigration and an outdated, flawed legal immigration system. In particular, I will use my position on the Appropriations Committee to fund strong border enforcement measures, as I have done in the past. I will also continue to search for a solution to the serious labor shortages plaguing the U.S. agricultural community.

My first priority is, and will always be, the hard-working men and women of Idaho and their families. Protecting our homeland security and the safety of our people is the fundamental responsibility of the government, and I will continue to support policies that protect and benefit American citizens, treat immigrants fairly, and preserve our economy, resources and national security.

I kept an online floor journal during the final debate on the bill to let folks know my reasoning behind each vote. You can view the journal at http://craig.senate.gov/journal_immigration.cfm. If you have specific questions about these or any of my other votes on the immigration proposal, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you again for contacting me.

Sincerely,

LARRY E. CRAIG
United States Senator

Sunday, July 8, 2007

The Day of Operation America Rising

I went to my state's version of Operation America Rising. There weren't as many people as we hoped would be there but since it went from 11am until 5pm, people came and went as they pleased. I was there from about noon until 2pm... and then it was just too hot for me to stay longer.


















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I spoke with a Marines recruiter for my son and one of them will actually be visiting his high school every Thursday this coming year. I joked by saying at least they're still welcome in the high schools (opposed to the colleges) and they said they're even losing the ability to go there in some cases. In my opinion (humble though it may be), the more information you keep from people regarding the military, the less people who will volunteer and the more likely of a draft returning to our country. That's just plain stupid because volunteers fight more vigorously and with more conviction than anyone who's forced to go!!









Here are all the pictures I took. There were flags representing Desert Storm, the Vietnam Vets, the Army, POWs and many others. It was quite colorful!! :o)

I recently cancelled my cable so I don't know how much news coverage it will end up getting. Channel 7 was a sponsor, so I'm assuming it will get some mention.

LINK: HUNDREDS TURN OUT FOR OPERATION AMERICA RISING IN BOISE

Hilary Clinton - No Thanks

I was looking around the web for a few "NO to Hilary" pictures and came across quite a few sites. I was surprised.

Clinton Body Count - A list of people who died who had a connection to the Clintons. I was surprised by the large amount, but now have a way of arguing against those who say noone died when Clinton was in office.




I like this site... No Hilary Clinton, where I found the funnies video about the "Hilary Man".





As for the video below... do you think that's why she's smiling? And if so... what do we think of it? Do we think she cares for our people and our country? I believe she only wants to promote herself higher and higher until she's the king of the United States (and no... that wasn't a type-o).


Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Operation America Rising

I happened to be out and about today and the store I was visiting was next to the local military recruiting office. They were closed of course, since it's the 4th, and on their door was a flyer for Operation America Rising.
"Operation America Rising" Will take place on 7-7-07 all over America. On that momentous day, there will be prominent speakers and entertainers. Children and adults will be gathered together saluting America's finest. This national salute to our troops will be a gleaming observance of America's patriotism. People of all ages will show our troops that we are behind them. You can donate to this wonderful event on this site by volunteering or contributing.

This was the first time I had heard about this. Mind you, I don't watch tv much and my only news is from on-line or the radio. I do hear about things each day, but this one escaped my knowledge. Am I just out of touch or has it truly NOT seen much news coverage?

I looked up my state and sure enough we're having a big rally in down town. It's not actually at the capital but it's at the Veterans Memorial Park. Some of the states don't seem to be participting while others don't seem to have much information listed.

Will this really be as big as they hope? I plan on going... at this point. I must because I feel that my voice is just a whisper that isn't heard much at all. In order to say "this is what I feel", I must speak louder and go where others go to make myself heard.

Happy USA Day ~ aka Greatest Country in the World Day

David Drake: Happy Independence Day

What the July Fourth Means to Me ~ by Ronald Reagan (link was found on David's site)

I truly liked Ronald... he was a great father figure to me. At the end of this quote there is another quote by Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari speaking of the price of liberty. Lets hope he's right.



I have always loved this picture. While looking for pictures of the American Flag, I came across this website: http://www.america911.com/. It has many pictures from the 911 attack... but the page that made me cry was this one; Heaven 911.

The Lyrics to this song are below and the bold words are that of a little girl missing her father. I listened... and read... and cried. I guess I'm getting sentimental in my "almost" old age. Follow the link to listen to the song.

Heaven 911

It's been a year daddy
I really really miss you
Mommy says you're safe now
In a beautiful place called heaven


Oh I'm thinking about our younger years

We had your favorite dinner tonight

There was only you and me

I ate it all up

We were young and wild and free

Even though I don't like carrots

Now nothing can take you away from me

I learned how to swim this summer

We've been down that road before

I can even open my eyes

But that's over now

While I'm under water

You keep me coming back for more

Can't you see me?

Baby you're all that I want
When you're lying here in my arms
I'm finding it hard to believe
We're in heaven

I started kindergarten this year

Love is all that I need
And I found it there in your heart
It isn't too hard to see
We're in heaven

I carry a picture of us In my Blue's Clues lunchbox

Oh once in your life you find someone

You are the greatest daddy

Who will turn your world around
Pick you up when you're feeling down
Now nothing can change
what you mean to me

I can swing on the swing by myself

There's a lot that I could say
But just hold me now

Even though I miss you pushing me

Cause our love will light the way

Can't you see me?

Baby you're all that I want
When you're lying here in my arms
I'm finding it hard to believe
We're in heaven

I miss how you used to tickle me

And love is all that I need

Tickle my belly

And I found it there in your heart

My belly hurts

It isn't too hard to see
We're in heaven

I try not to cry

I've been waiting for so long

Mommy says it's okay

For something to arrive
For love to come along

I know you don't like it when I cry

Now our dreams are coming true
Through the good times and the bad

You never wanted me to be sad

I'll be standing there by you

I try Daddy but it hurts

Baby you're all that I want

Is it true you're not coming home?

When you're lying here in my arms

Maybe someday

I'm finding it hard to believe
We're in heaven

I can visit you in heaven, okay?

And love is all that I need
And I've found it there in your heart
It isn't too hard to see
We're in heaven

It's time for me to go bed now
I sleep with the light on
Just in case you come home
And kiss me good night


I love you so much

I miss you Daddy

Monday, July 2, 2007

The $50 Presidential Bet

My boyfriend and I have a bet. He thinks H.C. will be the next president and we'll all have to get use to calling her "madam president". He does not favor her and does not want her to be president... he just thinks people will be fooled, and I quote, "we'll have yet another First Lady Clinton". Uh... that was referring to Bill, in case you didn't catch it.

I am being the optimist and saying she will not be the next president. Sigh...

I really don't know. I do think that many people will vote democrat just so they don't have to vote republican.

The two parties are so much different than I remember when Ronald Reagan was president. I remember my step-dad claiming he voted democrat because they were for the "little guy". They aren't like that now. They try to pretend they are by pointing fingers at the republicans in an attempt to take the eyes off themselves. They want everyone to have the right to do anything they want so long as it doesn't interfere with the underlying desires of that party.

What would they do if green peace had to fight a gay black man who wanted to marry an illegal immigrant while standing on the only land where an endangered animal or plant lived... and one of them was wearing a shirt that said "Global Warming is Bullshit" and the other said "Down with Bush". I suppose the guy could be making a sexual preference comment, but we'll assume it's talking about our president.

Which right would they go against in order to gain control so that everyone lined up with what they wanted?

The republicans, I thought, were to help keep America strong in its footing in the world. Keep us powerful and keep our enemies at bay. They are the rational party... the party that doesn't find another thing to change just to keep everyone guessing. They are the party for consistency. Now they just bow to the desires of the democrats because they fear the American people want what he democrats offer.

Well, hello! Of course many Americans want what they offer... they offer EVERYTHING with the option of everything changing tomorrow to suit the fact we have to add something else to the pot.

It's insane.

Friday, June 29, 2007

eNews from Senator Larry Craig

I get email from our State Senator and in today's "enews" letter he spoke of Immigration Reform. Here is the link: Imigration Reform Update

What it says:

"One thing is certain in this hungry world: no regulation or law should be allowed if it results in crops rotting in the fields for lack of harvesters." None other than Ronald Reagan uttered these words.

We can all agree that people must not be allowed to enter the United States illegally, and those who have done so must be held accountable. Our laws must be enforced vigorously. The 1986 immigration law brought us to where we are today because it had no teeth.

Although not perfect, the White House/Senate proposal just debated did have teeth, and it contained elements I will continue to favor in any immigration reform. I continue to believe those here illegally should not get "amnesty,"—there is no free pass for transgressions. They should pay fines, learn English and meet many other stiff requirements to qualify for temporary legal status. To apply for a green card, they should be forced to wait until the current backlog is cleared—no jumping ahead of those who followed the rules. But none of these reforms should commence until certain border and internal security standards are met—security remains our first priority.

One thing we can all agree on in this debate—the status quo does not work. I am working to solve this problem, because I believe that's what the people of Idaho elected me to do—to solve problems instead of ignore them.


I like what he had to say. I wonder if this response was due to all of the emails and phone calls he must be receiving. Hell... even I sent one. Bug Drivel: Letter to Larry Craig, US Senator


An interesting page from his site is called Fact or Fiction. Here he addresses rumors to let us know how true or untrue they are. For instance, he speaks of Illegal Immigrants and Social Security... E-Mail Tax... Contressional Retirements... NAFTA Superhighway... Law of the Sea Treaty... and Security and Prosperity Partnership. These were just the ones added in the last two days. I haven't found an archive as of yet.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Ellie's Two States





State #1

Faaaaaaaaaast asleeeeeeeeeep

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State #2

Wide eyed ready to goooooooooo!!!

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Vote Smart: A warning to all women about H.C.

How could she not know what her husband was doing when her back was turned? In the type of relationship they had at that time and with all the possible ways to know things (ie media, employees, etc) how could she not know?

There are times when a person doesn't know their husband/wife is cheating... but it seems obvious to me that they had an arranged marriage... a marriage where you do what you want so long as the other doesn't get hurt. He broke that rule. You can't do these types of things when you're in the spot light and expect everyone else to say "that's okay... they agreed on it". Did they agree upon rape? Did they agree upon him ruining his career and hers along with it?

This arranged marriage is white trash and embarrassing to us as a nation. Why don't they go back to being ordinary, boring citizens so they can do these types of things? Oh yeah... they're too well known for that, huh.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Z-Mail : Volume 2; Issue 2

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Love him or loathe him, he nailed this one right on the head.
By Rush Limbaugh:

I think the vast differences in compensation between victims of the September 11 casualty and those who die serving our country in Uniform are profound. No one is really talking about it either, because you just don't criticize anything having to do with September 11. Well, I can't let the numbers pass by because it says something really disturbing about the entitlement mentality of this country If you lost a family member in the September 11 attack, you're going to get an average of $1,185,000. The range is a minimum guarantee of $250,000, all the way up to $4.7 million.

If you are a surviving family member of an American soldier killed in action, the first check you get is a $6,000 direct death benefit, half of which is taxable. Next, you get $1,750 for burial costs. If you are the surviving spouse, you get $833 a month until you remarry. And there's a payment of $211 per month for each child under 18. When the child hits 18, those payments come to a screeching halt.

Keep in mind that some of the people who are getting an average of $1.185 million up to $4.7 million are complaining that it's not enough. Their deaths were tragic, but for most, they were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Soldiers put themselves in harms way FOR ALL OF US, and they and their families know the dangers.

We also learned over the weekend that some of the victims from the Oklahoma City bombing have started an organization asking for the same deal that the September 11 families are getting. In addition to that, some of the families of those bombed in the embassies are now asking for compensation as well.

You see where this is going, don't you? Folks, this is part and par cel of over 50 years of entitlement politics in this country. It's just really sad. Every time a pay raise comes up for the military, they usually receive next to nothing of a raise. Now the green machine is in combat in the Middle East while their families have to survive on food stamps and live in low-rent housing. Make sense?

However, our own US Congress voted themselves a raise. Many of you don't know that they only have to be in Congress one time to receive a pension that is more than $15,000 per month. And most are now equal to being millionaires plus. They do not receive Social Security on retirement because they didn't have to pay into the system.

If some of the military people stay in for 20 years and get out as an E-7, they may receive a pension of $1,000 per month, and the very people who placed them in harm's way receives a pension of $15,000 per month.

I would like to see our elected officials pick up a weapon and join ranks before they start cutting out benefits and lowering pay for our sons and daughters who are now fighting.

"When do we finally do something about this?"

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Glenn Beck's Interview with Toby Keith

This interview goes along with the posting of Toby Keith's song "Love me if you can" shown in the post below.

Some of the interview is hard to follow because I think Toby was just going with his gut and didn't have a transcript or anything. I found it interesting so thought I would link it.

LINK: Toby Keith Interview

A sampling:

KEITH: The reason -- Afghanistan, by the way, I just returned from over there two weeks ago, but Afghanistan's doing great. Afghanistan is a country. They still have the Taliban crossing the border because Pakistan won't -- won't rule their side of it, but as they regroup across, our guys are set up so well over there they just take care of them with very few casualties and the country is doing well, they don't have all that tribal fighting that was (unintelligible).

Now, in Iraq, the biggest problem they have is insurgency and keeping the tribal wars, the civil war going on. In my opinion -- and I'm just a songwriter, I'm not a celebrity, nobody should listen to me, but in my opinion, going over there and doing a hundred shows it seems to me at some point the Iraqi government, they need to establish their --

GLENN: Sure.

KEITH: -- some kind of a -- even if it's all Shi'a or even if it's all Sunni or whatever they do, their -- their military and their police force are going to have to quit fighting amongst themselves tribal-wise and they're going to have to stand up and take control of their country, or we're going to have to stand back -- we can't leave, I think we could stand back and let them have their civil war and play king of the mountain or whatever because our guys are on every corner over there we're living under Congress' ultimatum, and to me, I don't see how it can be won.

GLENN: People talk to me all the time, they call in and say Glenn, give me some good news, tell me -- tell me something that is good that you see in America, give me some hope. And I see it all across America, but you travel, and you perform and you speak to so many Americans. What is the voice of the American people saying that Washington is just not hearing right now? Who are we?

KEITH: Well, I think -- I think overall this is -- you know, I think overall everybody's proud to be Americans, and I think they support the troops. Now, you gotta keep in mind that I'm -- you know, I'm poster boy for going over there and playing, so they're not -- not too many people are going to come up and say something bad to me about the troops, you know. So I -- I hear a lot of positive things about it. As a whole, I think that -- I think that we're -- our identity is that we're compassionate. You know, we don't -- Saddam Hussein ran his country by -- by slaughtering neighborhoods and then --

The Ellie Time Line

Famous pictures of our famous puppy, Ellie Bellie.
More to come!
4 weeks - still with her mother.
8 weeks & in her toy basket...
she won't fit for long!
9 weeks - getting a little bigger.
At 10 1/2 weeks - outgrowing her basket!
12 weeks and counting!

13 weeks... precious!!

This toy cost $4.00 and lasted five
days. Gee... that's less than $1.00
a day. What a bargain! Sigh...

Here she is at 15 weeks.

17 weeks... and very tired!

18-19 weeks... she loves her pool.

Time sure flys... 4 1/2 months.


5 months young!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Love Me if You Can

I found these lyrics off the web so I'm not sure if they're exactly right. I heard this song today and thought it was very close to how so many people I know and have heard talk actually feel about what's happening in our country and with our dealings with other countries.


Love me if you can by Toby Keith

Sometimes I think that war is necessary.
Every night I pray for peace on Earth.
I hand out my dollars to the homeless.
But believe that every able soul should work.

My father gave me my shotgun
that I'll hand down to my son,
try to teach him everything it means.

(chorus)
I'm a man of my convictions.
Call me wrong, call me right.
But I bring my better angels to every fight.
You may not like where I'm going,
but you sure know where I stand.
Hate me if you want to, love me if you can.

I stand by my right to speak freely.
But I worry 'bout what kids learn from TV.
And before all of debatin' turns to angry words and hate,
sometimes we should just agree to disagree.

And I believe that Jesus looks down here and sees us,
and if you ask him he would say

(chorus)
I'm a man of my convictions.
Call me wrong, call me right.
But I bring my better angels to every fight.
You may not like where I'm going,
but you sure know where I stand.
Hate me if you want to, love me if you can.
May we each take the moment necessary out of this day and any day we feel the need to remember those who have gone before us in defense of our freedoms. Without them... we would not be "here"... we would be in chains. ~Bug~