Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Age of Insanity

There has been much said about the United States doing away with the dollar and joining with the rest of the world to implement a global currency. Even U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has admitted he would be open to the idea, although he quickly backtracked when the stock market plunged on his announcement. However, a member of Congress is warning the Obama administration to keep its hands off the U.S. dollar's status as the world's international currency. U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn., has introduced a resolution that would bar the U.S. from recognizing any other currency than the dollar as its reserve currency. The following was included in an article in World Net Daily about Representative Bachmann's legislation:

"As a result, legislation prohibiting the president and Treasury Department from issuing or agreeing that the U.S. will adopt an international currency would need to come in the form of a Constitutional Amendment differentiating a treaty used to implement an international currency in the U.S. from other types of treaty agreements, she said.

"If we give up the dollar as our standard, and co-mingle the value of the dollar with the value of coinage in Zimbabwe, that dilutes our money supply. We lose control over our economy. And
economic liberty is inextricably entwined with political liberty. Once you lose your economic freedom, you lose your political freedom," Bachmann told the Glenn Beck program on the Fox News Channel today."

Too bad common sense isn't contagious on The Hill. Sadly, it seems to be in very short supply.


Obama's recent nomination of former Yale Law School Dean Harold Koh as legal adviser for the State Department is beyond scary. Meghan Clyne reported in the New York Post that Koh, in addressing the Yale Club of Greenwich in 2007, claimed that "in an appropriate case, he didn't see any reason why sharia law would not be applied to govern a case in the United States."

Koh refers to himself as a transnationalists. Transnationalists believe in an ever-changing, living Constitution and reject originalism (interpreting the Constitution according to its original understanding). They see the international community, in the words of Koh, as a "community of reason" and believe that American judges, in interpreting our Constitution, can resort to this "community of reason" (foreign laws) to choose between two "plausible" legal positions. The United States sovereignty in on the line.

Obama is doing everything he can as quickly as he can to change this country forever. We've written our elected representatives and senators, citizens of this country are joining organizations such as the912project.com as well as organizing tea parties in protest of the Obama agenda, and yet he, his cabinet, and the liberal puppets on The Hill have turned a deaf ear. We think they have underestimated "we the people." We will not be dissuaded and will continue to do whatever we can by voicing through this blog our objections to the Obama agenda and by contacting our elected representatives and letting them know that their constituents are unhappy with the direction in which Obama is trying to steer this country. We will definitely make our voices heard at the polls in 2010 when our Nevada senator, Harry Reid will come up for re-election. We hope that we and our fellow Nevadans give Reid a well-deserved retirement.


John Hawkins has written another great article for Townhall.com entitled The Top Seven Techniques Liberals Use to Lie About Conservatives. The link below will take you to the article:


Monday, March 30, 2009

How Many Ways Can We Shred the Constitution?

Good news, America! The government is now able to hire and fire CEO's of private businesses. Barack Obama asked, forced, requested (whatever) the CEO of GM to step down from his position. Having accepted bailout money from the federal government made it kind of hard to say 'no'. This should be a lesson to all of us: if we want government telling us how to live our lives and controlling our movements, let them implement more social programs, universal healthcare, public education with our money. They then can use our own money against us by forcing us to accept their unwanted assistance (as in G.I.V.E. which will enable forced service by American youth), or they can refuse needed assistance like healthcare by telling us we're too old for the cost of the help.

Again, we'd like to thank all those people who voted for Barack Obama -- that was a sarcastic statement, just in case some Obama supporters were confused.

Here's more good news: it's possible the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) is unconstitutional. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/27/AR2009032702504.html

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Can We Get An Amen?

Bumper sticker seen at the grocery store today:
(I will give your President the same respect you gave mine.)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Take A Stand

Below is the letter we sent to Harry Reid last night. If you believe in this country, but don't like the direction in which it's headed, please write or call your Washington representatives, even if you don't think they are listening. It's time to take a stand. If more Americans stand up, more Washington politicians will have to stand down.


I am growing more concerned each day with the direction this country is headed. Not only are we taking steps that would not be supported by our founding fathers, we are committing acts that I cannot believe that God Himself would support.

The greatest gift we have been given by God is our right to choose. Your constituents have loaned that right to you to make important decisions on their behalf. Unfortunately, the decisions that you and your colleagues are currently making will ensure that our freedoms are miniscule throughout the coming years.

Your 3/26/09 newsletter states:
"On Monday, I wrote a letter to the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee requesting that a reserve fund be created in the budget to provide assistance to struggling homeowners. I am proud to announce today that we succeeded in inserting this provision into the budget we consider next week. This fund gives struggling homeowners more leverage in their efforts to seek loan modifications with lenders and expands eligibility to those with substantial negative equity."

Senator, your efforts are NOT the role of government. You are stepping beyond your federal senatorial role by taking MY taxpayer money and giving it to others to allegedly save their homes. This is something that their communities need to do. Federal taxpayer money is for building roads, funding the military, and taking care of federal expenses. In fact, our community would be in a better position to assist others if our tax burden were lessened.

It is my opinion that, right now, you and your colleagues are violating the tenth amendment. The federal government has gone beyond the bounds that were ever intended for them. I am begging you to stop the power grab.

Clearly the intention of your mortgage assistance is to entice Nevadans to vote for you in the next election. Let me speak frankly to you: it is not working. As opposed to you, I actually work and live in Nevada and right now you are not popular here. And your continual money and power grab is making you less popular, even though you state it's on behalf of Nevadans.

Additionally, it is absolutely against the structure of the U.S. constitution to allow Timothy Geithner the power to take over struggling businesses. It borders on communism to give one person that kind of power. The founding fathers divided the powers of this country for the simple reason that power should not be centralized in one person or group. Giving Timothy Geithner this type of power violates that simple but firm foundation. If it were a Republican president attempting to do such a thing, you and your Democrat colleagues would be up in arms. Please stand against this push to instill Timothy Geithner with this type of power. And let's get out of the business of trying to save businesses. Let them fail. No one is too big to fail; not even the federal government.

Lastly, I am completely against the G.I.V.E. bill. I do not want our children being taught service by the government. Let me remind you of the children who were indoctrinated into Hitler's youth armies. I'm sure that you believe that G.I.V.E. is not the same thing, but government youth programs such as this cannot lead to a good place. I doubt that you would want George W. Bush leading your grandchildren in a government-mandated G.I.V.E. project. Let's not let President Obama have that luxury.

I believe in charitable giving and service, but it cannot be funded or directed by the government. It is our right to choose how, whom, and when we will serve. We are the most giving country in the world and in order to stay that way, the decision to serve must stay in the hands of the people. No where in scripture does it say that governments should legislate charity. No one feels charitable on April 15, nor do I reap the blessings for being taxed, regardless of the social programs it funds. However, I am grateful and blessed every time I write a tithing/fast offering/humanitarian aid check. Please don't take that away from us.

Senator, you have got to stop this power grab in Washington, D.C. You KNOW that taking away our rights, regardless of the reason given, is wrong. Please defend our rights, even if it means standing against your own party.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Government Gems

(Reuters) – FedEx Corp is threatening to cancel the purchase of billions of dollars worth of new Boeing Co cargo planes if Congress passes a law that would make it easier for unions to organize at the package-delivery company, the Wall Street Journal said.

Good for FedEx. By threatening to cancel their purchase of new cargo planes, they are informing the politicians who are pushing union-backed legislation referred to as Employee Free Choice Act that its passage would hurt our economy even more. If forced to kowtow to union demands, many companies, in order to stay in business, will need to lay off employees and will not be able to put as much capital back into the business. We hope that many more companies will stand up against this legislation.

While Congress has been busy chastising AIG for acts that were the fault of Congress, other items of legislation have been introduced under the radar. One such piece of legislation is for a Civilian Security Army. This is very scary. Please click on the link below to read more about this "Army." Be sure to read the last paragraph about Hitler's Brown Shirts. The idea of forcing young people to "volunteer" for this Civilian Security Army comes right out of the Nazi Germany playbook.


And then there's this gem:

Judicial Nominee Says Prayers to Allah Okay, But Not to Jesus

Click here to read this article:


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What A Mess!

What does it say for America when we've become more socialist than self-proclaimed socialist nations? And we've managed to become socialist while President Obama and leading Democrats have been scoffing at our concerns while telling us that we're not socialist. Oddly enough, with liberal lies regarding our socialist path still ringing in our ears, the European Union presidency is now stating that Comrade Obama is leading us on a path to hell:

Anyone with a television set knows about the AIG mess that happened this past week. We were never upset with the AIG executives; in fact, we questioned whether the government was contractually obligated to pay the bonuses that the President and congress approved. We were angry, but our anger was focused on our loser politicians in congress.

Yesterday we found out from Glenn Beck that ACORN is funding buses to drive through neighborhoods where AIG executives live. That's rather irresponsible to be the spark that lights American's burning anger, but ACORN isn't known for its common sense. On the contrary, it appears to be more common for ACORN to use shady tactics and tricks. Even more interesting is that ACORN gets a great deal of taxpayer money, which means that we helped pay for the buses doing the AIG executive tour.

One of the AIG executives wrote a letter of resignation to AIG leader, Mr. Liddy. The letter was printed in the New York Times. It's worth the read and may bring readers to a different opinion: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/25/opinion/25desantis.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all

We couldn't watch the Obama mess on T.V. last night. Just hearing the man talk is like nails on a chalkboard. And we think enough of ourselves and our own integrity that it's difficult to sit and listen to someone we know is intentionally lying to us. Yahoo did a fact check on some of Mr. Obama's statements from last night's mess: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/fact_check_obama

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Our Rights Go Marching One By One...

Is it just us or does it worry anybody else that China’s central bank on Monday proposed replacing the US dollar as the international reserve currency with a new global system controlled by the International Monetary Fund.


Keith Olberman and Bill Maher were discussing Glenn Beck the other day. They said that if "we the people" form a militia and start a revolution, it would be Glenn's fault. They also said that it's because of people like Glenn that Timothy McVeigh blew up the Federal Building in Oklahoma. We're noticing a trend. The far left is trying to pick off one-by-one the conservative voices. Obama disparagingly referenced Sean Hannity several times during the presidential campaign. More recently, he and his underlings targeted Rush Limbaugh. Now it's on to Glenn Beck. These men can defend themselves, but remember, if we hold our tongues when our constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech is being threatened, all of us common folks will be the next targets. It is our belief that these attacks on conservative voices are leading up to legislating some form of the so-called fairness doctrine.


According to an administration document, the Obama administration is considering asking Congress to give the Treasury secretary unprecedented powers to initiate the seizure of non-bank financial companies, such as large insurers, investment firms and hedge funds, whose collapse would damage the broader economy. Giving the Treasury secretary authority over a broader range of companies would mark a significant shift from the existing model of financial regulation, which relies on independent agencies that are shielded from the political process. The Treasury secretary, a member of the president's Cabinet, would exercise the new powers in consultation with the White House, the Federal Reserve and other regulators, according to the document. Obama's not even being subtle about his plans to socialize the United States.


And lastly, we leave you with another article by John Hawkins entitled Barack Obama's Top 5 Bart Simpson Moments. Please click on the link below.


Monday, March 23, 2009

Government Waste

A personal story from Edie:

Several years ago I found myself to be in deep credit card debt. It was a situation that I had brought on myself and done to myself, and I was going to have to pay back by myself.

It had seemed like no big deal while it was happening. After all, I deserved to go places and have nice things; I had no children so I wasn't keeping food out of their mouths. I had a good, stable job and plenty of time before retirement to get it paid off.

Eventually, my consistent choice to spend beyond my income finally caught up with me. Since I had been unwilling to make my budget balance while it was still in my hands to do so, I had to finally face the fact that I no longer had a choice. There were no more credit cards, no extra money, and no bailouts. I had to stop spending, get on a budget, and face the reality of my situation.

Oh, sure, I had stimulated the economy through all the purchases that I had made. That was a good thing, right? Didn't the banks get help because of the interest I had been paying? They earned money off of me that could be used to make home loans to other customers. Another good thing! Unfortunately, when the dust settled, all I was left with was toxic assets, i.e., things I never needed and, in several cases, never used. I ended up giving a lot of it to friends and to charity.

Now, in case you are wondering, I'm doing well. I paid the debt off myself -- no bankruptcy, no bailout. I even have a really good credit score. But it all came at a price -- and a great lesson learned. I never again want to experience that level of bondage. All my creditors owned me. I gave my future freedom of choice away to a little plastic card, because the day finally came when I had few choices. The burden of debt governed all my choices.

Here's the moral of the story:

The government thinks they have an unlimited credit card. They claim that the stimulus/bailout packages are going to revive the economy. Maybe they will, maybe they won't; only time will tell. But don't think for a minute that the taxpayers will be left off the hook, even if it works. Our creditors (the Chinese) are about to cut us off. Our president is encouraging a budget of several trillion dollars. There is no money to pay for it, no matter what supposedly good things are in it. There is no way that President Obama is going to be able to keep his promise of not taxing the middle class. He is going to have to tax everyone to even begin to make a dent in the debt.

It's time to stop the spending while it's still our choice to do so. Otherwise, the Chinese are going to make the choice for us. Please write or call your senators and representatives and let them know that you do not want the proposed budget to be approved. Let them know that you will not vote for them if they support out-of-control spending. Washington is accountable to us; remind them of that.

Here's another thing:

President Obama is going to push healthcare reform. Why would any American with common sense support government-controlled healthcare? What has the government managed successfully so far? Hmmm... not Hurricane Katrina cleanup; not social security, Medicare/Medicade; not the postal service; and certainly not the bailouts. If you think getting good healthcare is difficult now while you still have say in the process, wait and see how difficult it will be to just get a shot once the government is controlling it. Do we really want Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, or Chris Dodd dictating our wellness program? The thought makes us sick.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Can We Fire the Feds in Washington?

We learned a valuable lesson this week: when government officials are getting rabid over an issue and causing a ruckus in front of you, turn around and see what they are doing behind you. Turns out that on Wednesday of this week, while the federal government was in front of us rushing to distance themselves from the AIG mess and cry foul, behind us they were printing a trillion dollars so they could pay their debts. Problem is... putting a trillion dollars into circulation is going to cause a depression and hyper inflation, and that's best case scenario. Worst case is that our financial system is going to collapse. Putin is even saying that he doubts the American dollar has much value right now. http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/22954/?ck=1

In the meantime, Obama is activating a grassroots campaign by sending his supporters around the United States to go door-to-door and encourage Americans to support his more than a trillion dollars budget. Folks, we can't afford his budget. Even if we agreed with his budgeted social programs (which we don't), it would be insane to approve a budget of this size at a time when we have more than a trillion dollar deficit. The Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan office, is expected to announce today that we are a trillion dollars more in debt than originally calculated, bringing us to almost 3 trillion in the hole. And now we're supposed to support a budget that will add to that budget? We don't think so. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-obama-budget20-2009mar20,0,1486768.story

But wait... Fox News reported this morning that there is a "fast-track" provision in the Senate, relating to fiscal matters, that allows only 51 senators, instead of 60, to pass legislation. That means that not one Republican senator's vote will be needed to pass President Obama's budget if they decide to use fast track. Evidently, both Clinton and Bush used the "fast-track" provision during their administrations.

In other related news, we sent another letter to Harry Reid:

Words cannot adequately express my anger over the AIG debacle that is playing center stage in Washington right now. While I am not happy that AIG is using taxpaper money to pay executive bonuses, the brunt of my anger is directed at Washington politicians. We had no business bailing out any company and had we let AIG go into bankruptcy restructuring, the AIG contracts would have become void, making this current situation obsolete. But to make matters worse, as Washington usually does, the contract issue was part of the stimulus bill that just had to be signed before anyone could read it. Had it been read by you and your colleagues who voted for it, you would have been apprised of the bonuses and could have taken action at the time. Instead, we are trying to put out fires that should have never been smoldering; now we find that the arsonists are trying to also be the firemen.

Watching Washington politicians right now is like watching a room full of chimps throw their feces at each other in order to get rid of the stench, only to find out that it's all over their hands. On this particular issue, the only people who are clean are the Republicans who didn’t vote for the stimulus package.

Now it seems that Fannie Mae executives will be receiving bonuses some time this year. Are you going to be equally outraged over that? Why isn’t Barney Frank in the hot seat, or, better yet, in jail over the mess he and Chris Dodd helped create with the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac failures? Neither Frank or Dodd are above the law and the treatment Liddy received in Senate hearings should be what Frank and Dodd receive. In fact, I think Congressman Lynch of Massachusetts needs to censured for his treatment of Mr. Liddy, a man who only makes one dollar a year for coming out of retirement to help the U.S. Government and American people. It's just like Washington politicians to turn on their own.

Furthermore, may I remind you that you are the person who said that Geithner’s tax problems were just a hiccup. Turns out that the hiccup is more like really bad indigestion. Geithner helped put together the bailout package for AIG and was well aware of the bonus provision in the stimulus package. Any time that integrity is discarded instead of being considered a necessary characteristic, the result is going to be what we're experiencing now with Tim Geithner.

Lastly, how DARE congress pass retroactive taxation legislation on the AIG executives. It's hard for me to believe that such an act is even constitutional, but even if it is, it certainly isn't ethical. The contract that you approved clearly stated that they should receive their bonuses. Where is your integrity, Senator? Does this mean that we can't trust your word any longer? How dare congress use taxation as a weapon. I'm sure that those executives don't feel that they had representation for their taxation, as is guaranteed by the constitution.

Thanks a lot, Senator, for being actively involved in creating this mess.


“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.” -Samuel Adams-

"The Utopian schemes of leveling [redistribution of wealth], and a community of goods, are as visionary and impracticable as those which vest all property in the Crown. [These ideas] are arbitrary, despotic, and, in our government, unconstitutional." - Samuel Adams-

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Cleanup Hitter Needed

Washington politicians need someone to come in and cleanup the bases they have filled with lies, deceit, and treachery. We don't know how we feel about the AIG bonuses, but we do know that the blame lies with Washington politicians. Americans who are angry only at the bonuses have missed the bigger picture of the politicians who voted for the bonuses in the stimulus package. Republicans who voted against the stimulus package were beaten down for not being for the American people because it appeared they didn't want to "stimulate" the economy -- oh, what a difference a few weeks make. Those Republicans are the only people whose hands are clean of this mess and it appears that the only thing "stimulated" is the anger of the American people.

If your representative in Washington voted for the stimulus package, ask him/her why they didn't read the bill. If any of them had bothered to read the bill before voting for it, we may not have the current problem with AIG.

Here's a good article about this issue:


Nevadans should write or call Harry Reid and ask him about his support of Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner. Senator Reid said that he didn't see Geithner's income tax problems as anything more than a hiccup. Turns out that the hiccup is more like really bad indigestion. Geithner helped put together the bailout package for AIG and was well aware of the bonus provision in the stimulus package. Any time that integrity is discarded instead of being a necessary characteristic, the result is going to be what we're experiencing now with Tim Geithner.

The 2010 election seems so far away.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

So We Hear...

Then Senator Barack Obama received a $101,332 bonus from American International Group in the form of political contributions according to Opensecrets.org. The two biggest Congressional recipients of bonuses from the A.I.G. are Senators Chris Dodd and Senator Barack Obama.



Rush Limbaugh had previously stated that he would welcome the opportunity and has issued an invitation to Barack Obama to a debate. Now he is saying that since Obama gets all of his talking points from his teleprompter, Rush is issuing the debate invitation to Obama's teleprompter instead.


John McCain's daughter, Meghan, has a blog and enjoyed increased readership during her father's campaign for president. Ms. McCain also writes an article for the online publication The Daily Beast. In her March 9 column and we believe in an effort to increase her readership, Ms. McCain wrote the following about Ann Coulter:

"I straight up don’t understand this woman or her popularity. I find her offensive, radical, insulting, and confusing all at the same time."

We think those characteristics are a part of Ann's charm. To her credit, Ann refused to utter a single comment about Meghan's attack, which nipped the controversy in the bud, so Meghan could not use a spat with Ann to further the popularity of her blog, her column, and even herself. Just as Rush Limbaugh is much too smart for Harry Reid and Barack Obama, Ann is too smart for the likes of Meghan McCain. We saw her on Sean Hannity's All American Panel. She comes across as an uninformed valley girl.

And finally, for an example of the pot calling the kettle black, let's talk about Congress and their outrage of AIG. Brent Bozell III wrote an article today that begins with the following paragraph:

Outrage burst forth from lawmakers in Washington when the story broke that insurance giant AIG still planned to dole out $165 million in bonuses to executives while it teeters near bankruptcy, kept afloat by taxpayers. But the outrage is mostly coming from hypocrites. Just days earlier, President Obama signed an omnibus spending bill with $12.8 billion in self-serving earmarks for legislators during the economic crisis. How can the president and Congress lecture AIG? Don't the earmarking hogs look like hypocrites?

To read the entire article, click on the link below.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Stop the Insanity

Last week we urged people to watch Glenn Beck's "We Surround Them" program on Friday. His show reminded Americans that in order to address the problems we see in this country, we must be part of the solution needed to fix those problems. People also came to realize that we really aren't alone. There are millions of Americans who don't want to see the current administration in Washington, D.C., succeed with a socialist agenda. We are Americans, not socialists. The founders of this country were divinely inspired so that we could choose for ourselves and live according to the dictates of our own consciences.

Now, however, we find ourselves again fighting for our freedoms as we've allowed our rights to gradually be eroded and defiled by evil, conspiring men and women, some of whom are our politicians in Washington, D.C. Many Americans who are now tuning into their surroundings are wondering what happened to their country. Some Americans are still tuned out, not able to see the evidence of evil, stupidity, laziness, and irresponsibility in front of them -- and that's just talking about our politicians.

Glenn Beck introduced a new website for people to use to connect to other like-minded Americans who are also seeking support. The site is http://www.the912project.com/. Glenn's show was a huge success and the Fox News and 912 project websites kept crashing from server overload. Glenn's TV and radio show popularity have been steadily increasing, even while his critics have also increased. The criticism might be worth listening to if it weren't for the fact that Glenn's warnings and predictions haven't been wrong yet. He started warning about the financial crisis two or three years ago, before it ever happened. Critics and economists laughed at him at the time -- they're probably not laughing anymore, especially since most of them were wrong.

John Hawkins further illustrates the madness of the times we live in with this article:


Monday, March 16, 2009

Being Spiritually Fed

There are some Sunday services that are nice and the Gospel topics taught are good refresher courses of the principles that we’ve learned over the years. And then, every once in a while, there is a Sunday service for which you feel extraordinarily blessed to have been in the congregation. Yesterday’s service was one of the latter. The speakers were very good and their talks had wonderful messages, but the highlight of the service was a musical number by Alex Boye’. Brother Boye' was in town to talk to the youth of our church about the effects of listening to popular music. We're not sure why, but our ward was privileged to hear him sing during our Sunday services. The bio in our Sunday service’s program read as follows:

In the late 90’s, Alex was a European heartthrob. His band “Awesome” shared the stage with big names like Smashing Pumpkins, Backstreet Boys, Missey Elliot, and George Michaels. Fans waited in long lines to get a glimpse of him. He explains, “I was climbing the ladder of success but when I got to the top, I found myself leaning on the wrong side of the wall.”

In 2000, Alex felt compelled to move to Utah to pursue a career in gospel music. Alex has found success in this arena as well with multiple awards, and has recently become a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, where he has been featured as a soloist.

“Before, I’ll be honest, I used my music to get girls interested, make money, and to be rich and famous. But I didn’t find much happiness in that.” He said.

Alex now finds much joy and purpose utilizing his personal experiences in the entertainment industry to educate and warn the youth through his powerful and engaging firesides on some of the dangers and perils of today’s media and entertainment, and how they can affect our thoughts, personalities, character and spirituality.

Brother Boye’ sang How Great Thou Art. To quote the speaker after the musical number, “I’ve always liked that song and now I like it even more.” What a moving rendition! And his accompanist was every bit as talented. His extraordinary piano playing is surely a gift from God. He used no printed music, and during the fourth verse, in which the lyrics tell of Christ’s second coming, we’re pretty sure that he left no piano key untouched. Between Alex Boye’s singing and the piano playing of his very talented accompanist, it was difficult to know where to focus one’s attention. There were very few dry eyes in the congregation.

What a wonderful Sabbath Day worship service, and a great way to start our week!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Does Reid read?

Edie sent another letter to Harry Reid. The text is below. (Edie doesn't really believe that Harry Reid reads, or even cares about, her letters, but it sharpens her letter writing skills.)

Senator Reid,

I am writing to let you know the frustration that we, as Americans, are currently feeling. You and your colleagues have sorely underestimated the wrath of the American people right now over the excessive spending. And none of us want to hear one more time how it was started under George Bush. While I agree that that is a true statement, and I didn't agree when President Bush pushed through the first TARP, it doesn't excuse the current president or congress from pushing through more stimulus and earmark bills. The president could have, and should have, vetoed the pork that crossed his desk this week, but in an extraordinary act of promise breaking, he didn't. Now, not only do we have a congress who has an approval rating in the teen's, we also have a president who has little to no integrity.

I must advise you, Senator, that Americans are holding anti-stimulus rallies across America. I realize that you may not know that because the media doesn't report on anything that would hurt President Obama's image, not to mention how completely out-of-touch Washington, D.C., is with its constituents.

I have written you numerous times, Senator, and, yet, it's as if I, or anyone else, never contacted you. You never vote the way we ask and then we have to suffer through being called names by you (as in the case of the amnesty bill when you called us all racists) or patronized by you or another member of congress (as in the case of the stimulus bill when Americans who protested were told we just didn't understand the gravity of the situation).

Americans with whom I speak no longer care how bad the situation is. They would rather have businesses fail and have to rebuild America from scratch than have even one more pork-laden stimulus package laid on their backs. The burden that you have imposed on us is getting heavy, Senator, and I'm telling you that Americans are DONE with the money spending.

I do not want to hear back from you that we just don't understand the situation. You either need to clearly explain the situation so that we do understand, or you need to stop the spending immediately.

You need to get outside of Washington, Senator. There are rallies being held almost daily in this country. People are tired of the money spending and they are REALLY tired of being ignored by their representatives.

We keep being told how some of these banks, auto makers, and businesses are too big to fail. Most of us don't believe that; and we really don't believe that the U.S. government is too big to fail. Maybe if it does fail, we can elect officials who will actually listen to us and represent our opinions and interests with integrity.

Wow! I got a little teary thinking about integrity in Washington -- it's been a long time since any of us witnessed that. Now there's hope and change I can believe in.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

We Surround Them...

A couple of months ago, a caller to Glenn Beck's show told Glenn that he was checking out, no longer watching the news or being involved in what happens to America. The caller felt he had done everything right as a citizen by writing his representatives and staying tuned in to the political scene every day. But he now felt alone, that Washington wasn't listening to him and no other Americans were fighting with him. So he was checking out, turning off his TV, and letting the chips fall where they may.

Glenn begged him to not give up yet. Glenn also told him that he would prove to the caller that he's not alone. There are other Americans who want to fight, but don't know how to do it or where to go. Thus began Glenn's "We Surround Them" campaign, to remind people that Americans employ the government and the government answers to Americans, not the other way around.

On Friday, March 13, Glenn Beck will be hosting the "We Surround Them" special (a live program with an audience) on Fox News, 5:00 pm EST. People all over the country will be hosting parties to watch his special. We encourage everyone to take time to watch his show. If you can't watch it, then tape it. Join together with other disgruntled, angry Americans and let your representatives know that you are mad as hell and are not going to take it any more.

Here are links to Glenn's "We Surround Them" information:



Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bill of No Rights

The following has been attributed to State Representative Mitchell Kaye from Georgia. However, according to snopes.com, Representative Kaye is not the originator of the piece. The famed “Bill of No Rights” was written in 1993 by Lewis Napper, a self-described amateur philosopher from Mississippi who ran for U.S. Senate seat in 2000 as a Libertarian. The following has been around for many years, but we feel it's worth repeating in light of current events.


We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional. We hold these truths to be self evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights."

ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.

ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone -- not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc.; but the world is full of idiots, and probably always will be.

ARTICLE III: You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful; do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.

ARTICLE IV: You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes . Get an education and go to work...don't expect everyone else to take care of you!

ARTICLE V: You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we're just not interested in public health care.

ARTICLE VI: You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don't be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair.

ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don't be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won't have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure.

ARTICLE VIII: You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful.

ARTICLE IX: You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.

ARTICLE X: This is an English speaking country. We don't care where you are from, English is our language. Learn it or go back to wherever you came from!

ARTICLE XI: You do not have the right to change our country's history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, and if you are uncomfortable with it, TOUGH!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Amateur Hour at the White House

We can't pass up an opportunity to share a column by John Hawkins. His latest effort is entitled The 10 Biggest Amateur Mistakes By the Obama Administration So Far, and the link below will take you to it.


Obama has insinuated that there are a lot of comparisons to be made between him and Abraham Lincoln. Below is a side-by-side comparison that was recently brought to our attention.

Lincoln and Obama

1. Lincoln placed his hand on the bible for this inauguration. Obama used the same Bible.

2. Lincoln came from Illinois. Obama comes from Illinois.

3. Lincoln served in the Illinois Legislature. Obama served in the Illinois Legislature.

4. Lincoln had very little experience before becoming President. Obama had very little experience before becoming President.

5. Lincoln rode the train from Philadelphia to Washington for his inauguration. Obama rode the train from Philadelphia to Washington for his inauguration.

6. Lincoln was a skinny lawyer. Obama is a skinny lawyer.

7. Lincoln was a Republican. Obama is a skinny lawyer.

8. Lincoln was highly respected. Obama is a skinny lawyer.

9. Lincoln was born in the United States . Obama is a skinny lawyer.

10. Lincoln was called Honest Abe. Obama is a skinny lawyer.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Are We All Socialists Now?

Since this country is on its way to socialism, it's only appropriate that we should be versed in what it means to be a socialist. Patrice Lewis wrote an article last week for World Net Daily that sums it up in a nutshell.


"Rush Limbaugh took a lot of heat for saying he wants President Obama to fail -- but a lot of Democrats felt the same way about former President George W. Bush during his second term.

"An August 2006 poll conducted by FOX News/Opinion Dynamics showed 51 percent of Democrats did not want Bush to succeed. Thirty-four percent of independents also did not want Bush to succeed.

"By comparison, 90 percent of Republicans said at the time that they wanted Bush to succeed, and 40 percent of Democrats said the same.

"Conservative radio talk show host Limbaugh says he doesn't want the economy to fail -- just Obama's policies. But his comments last month at the Conservative Political Action Conference drew sharp criticism from the White House.

"After CPAC, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told CBS' "Face the Nation" that Limbaugh's stance was the "wrong philosophy for America."

The above information was taken from http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/03/09/flashback-poll-showed-democrats-wanted-bush-fail/

This is a typical tactic of the left. They are saying that Limbaugh said he wants Obama to fail, when in reality Limbaugh said that he wanted Obama's policies to fail. He even stated that if Obama would adopt a "Reaganesque" approach to the economy, that he would root for Obama to succeed. Please refer to item #9 on Patrice Lewis' socialist list. As usual, the left is showing how hypocritical they really are.

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Art of Deception

Barack Obama is either clueless or evil -- either way the results of his policies mean disaster for Americans.

At first we thought he was just clueless, but now we're leaning towards evil. His economic policies are encouraging continual losses of fortune for Americans and it doesn't seem to matter to him. It leads us to believe that he knows his economic policies are dismal, and he's using this opportunity to insert more government controls in the lives of Americans.

Here's a couple of good articles on this very subject:



Thursday, March 5, 2009

Government-Run Healthcare & Charity

"If you think health care is expensive now,wait until you see what it costs when it's free." ~ P. J. O'Rourke (1947- ) US humorist, journalist, & political commentator

We've already blogged several times about the realities of socialized medicine, which our elected officials are in the process of implementing in the United States. However, we read another good article on the subject and the effects that it is having on citizens of other countries that have socialized medicine, so we think it's worthwhile to share. Click on the link below:


Sam Webb, leader of the Communist Party USA (yes, there is a communist party) declared recently "We now have not simply a friend, but a people's advocate in the White House." This article will take you to the whole story:


It should concern American citizens that their president is identified as a friend and advocate of communists. We still can’t figure out why anyone voted for this guy.

Mr. Webb was interviewed by Glenn Beck earlier this week. Socialists and communists believe that capitalism is selfish and only for the rich. What’s interesting is that Mr. Webb stated that he only gave $500 in charitable donations last year and that was to his own paper. He asked Glenn what percentage of his salary went to charitable donations and Glenn stated “20 percent.” Kudos to Glenn for actually taking care of others in the way God intended. Nowhere does it say in the Bible that the government should take care of its people. The people are commanded to take care of each other.

In fact, we believe that God will hold us accountable if we don’t take care of ourselves and each other. It is our opinion that it’s a sin to put the burden of our care on the government and the taxpayers. It is lazy and irresponsible to expect the government to be the caretaker. If we do get in a financial bind, it is up to our churches, families, local communities, and other charitable organizations to help us.

Part of charity is getting to know and have empathy for the people we serve. Allowing the government to be a charitable organization removes our responsibility of personal involvement.

You can see the Glenn Beck-Sam Webb interview here: http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/22313/

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Breaking News: Obama Lied!

Okay, so it's not that big of a news story that Obama is turning out to be a liar. Seriously, who couldn't see that coming? Apparently everyone who voted for him. Whenever a politician is campaigning on change, but doesn't identify that change, people should question him and his motives. That didn't happen, though. We still hear people say, "Just give him a chance. He hasn't been in that long yet." How long do we give him before we have nothing left?

So you're probably wondering what lie Obama told? There's probably going to be several, but today we're going to focus on Obama's lie that he doesn't want bigger government. Has anyone seen his budget proposal? It's all about increasing the size of government. Here's an article further detailing this: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/03/obama-lied-the-economy-died/

There are commercials right now in Nevada promoting Harry Reid. The commercials encourage Nevadans to call Reid's office and thank him for his work on behalf of Nevadans. We haven't done it yet, but we do intend to call the numbers -- except that we aren't going to thank him. We have a different message for Mr. Reid, and it includes encouraging him to pack his bags and move back to Searchlight. His kind of leadership is NOT what we need.

Americans United for Change are sponsoring these commercials. Americans United for Change also has a commercial that states that Washington Republicans just do what Rush Limbaugh tells them to do and that Americans should hold these Republicans responsible for their 'no' vote against the stimulus package. We would like to encourage people to contact Americans United for Change and let them know that we don't appreciate their commercials and we admire those Republicans who had the backbone to stand against a destructive spending plan.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Where's Our Mom When We Need Her Most?

One bottle of aspirin ~ $1.64

One bottle of Aleve ~ $3.89

Six pack of 7-Up for nausea ~ $6.64

Hair brush that cannot be used because even your hair hurts ~ $7.99

One velour robe to wrap up in ~ $44.99

Waking up this morning feeling worn out and exhausted but at least not achy all over ~ Priceless

We've both been sick with the flu, and just for the record, Edie gave the flu to Sandy - thanks for that. Sandy's hoping that her grandchildren don't get it, especially Jonas, because he's so young. This flu that's going around is one nasty illness. We're glad we're over the worst of it.