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Archive for 20 September 2010
The Mr and I went to the Hardin County Republican Party’s Reagan Day Dinner this evening. We took my pastor and his wife as our guests, and I’m not sure, but I think they enjoyed themselves. I don’t think I’ve ever seen my pastor that quiet since I’ve met him. LOL
It was a very nice turn out (over 300) and I commend the committees for their hard work. Naturally, there were a bunch of politicians there….what would a political event be without them? Heh. I was planning on taking many more pictures, but as usual, the battery in my camera crapped out! What is it with me and batteries???
Me & Mayor Bill Haslam, candidate for Governor.
Now, I’ll be honest, I didn’t vote for Mayor Haslam in the primary, but I will be supporting him in the general. Not only is he a personable type, he seems to be quite smart as well.
The dark haired lady with the deer in the headlights look going on, is Donna, the prez of the Pickwick Republican Women.
Bending over, chatting is my state Rep, Vance Dennis, and the tall white haired gentleman (in the background) is the mayor of Savannah, Bob Schutt.
Naturally, after a dinner of way too much food, there were the required speeches, which, as political speeches go, weren’t too bad.
Ron Ramsey is a a multi-talented fellow. Not only is he a CONSERVATIVE politician (TN Lt. Governor), he’s also an auctioneer. As is typical, there was the silent auction, and then Ron took the stage for a live auction. I always do my best to not even twitch when such a thing is going on. With my luck, I’d end up buying a hubcap, or some such thing. There were some nice items offered, like desert for a year, some fancy person dinner for 8 package, and a few pictures, including the ‘one of a kind’ back drop on the stage. I even managed hold still when they were auctioning off a cute little .380, totally made in America. Wasn’t easy, but since I had no cash, no checkbook, it was a wise decision. Not to mention the Mr might have been extremely unhappy if I had moved a muscle.
I had meant to get a picture of the pastor and his Mrs, but before I could….darn battery. It’s sitting on the charger now!
Barack Obama’s lackeys, “Organizing For America“, aka union hacks, confronted by Andrew Breibart.
Question: If you don’t know why you are there, why bother going?
I wonder how many of those people have ever even read the Constitution?
And sadly, very true!
Swiped from GOP2112. (2112?)
The Senate is gearing up to vote this week on a bill meant to involve just the military, but it includes a number of social issues.
The Defense Authorization Act holds a provision that would turn medical facilities on military bases into abortion clinics. It would also overturn the ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military and allow some illegal immigrants to become citizens.
Arizona Congressman Trent Franks (R) thinks Democrats are attempting to pass this bill because they know Republicans will look bad for rejecting it.
Under NO circumstance, should any of the lefts ‘social agenda’ be attached to military spending! NEVER….EVER! I feel the same way about the Repubs doing the same thing. NO ONE should attach ANYTHING to bills supporting our troops!
I love our troops! I appreciate what they do for us, on a daily basis. There is a long proud history attached to our military. For these scumballs to demean them in this manner is insulting! Insulting to the troops themselves, insulting to their families, and insulting to the American people!
As much as I hate to do it, I would urge every single member of Congress to reject this bill, unless, and until, these feckless attachments are removed! ‘Social agendas’ are NOT included in the duties of Congress, nor should they be! I’d also suggest that those who swore to uphold the Constitution, take the time to actually READ IT!
…..because people NEED to KNOW! P/H is one of my favorite people. Smarter than all the fools residing in D.C. right now….combined!
The Sword & Shield to Stop the Islamization of America
By Publius Huldah
This is an encouraging paper, because it explains the moral and constitutional justifications to stop the islamization of our country.
We face a grave threat – the Muslims are infiltrating our country and taking over. We seem powerless to resist: Our governments won’t acknowledge the threat; we are told Muslims have “constitutional rights” to come here, proselytize everywhere, build mosques, and implement shariah in their communities and in the public square; and our governments are letting them do it.
The Muslims seek to replace our Constitution with shariah – their totalitarian political, economic, military, social & legal system – with the goal of incorporating our Country into a global Islamic caliphate.
They are making progress in islamicizing our Country because we are not resisting.
And the dreadful message we are getting from all sources is that our Constitution renders us powerless to resist islamization.
But read on, and I will show you how our Constitution & Declaration of Independence – properly understood – actually give our federal, State & local governments justification and authority to stop the islamization of our Country. Once we understand two things, it becomes clear what we may – and must – do:
The Economic Toll of the Obama Tax Hikes
In today’s Wall Street Journal, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) identifies two justifications for his unequivocal opposition to any impending tax increases: “The first concerns the pain that tax increases threaten to inflict on our economy over the short term. The second is to stop the slide under our current leadership towards becoming a stagnant European-style welfare state with limited individual opportunity and entrepreneurship.”
We’ve written before about how President Barack Obama’s reckless spending threatens to undermine our nation’s economic vitality. Before the recession, federal spending totaled $24,000 per U.S. household. President Obama’s FY 2011 budget would hike it to $36,000 per household by 2020 — an inflation-adjusted $12,000-per-household expansion of government. But spending is just one-half of this White House’s economic plan. Massive wealth-distributing tax hikes are the other half of President Obama’s wish list, and they are just as big a threat to our nation’s economy.