Tuesday, November 30, 2004


For those of you who think Canada would be the ideal place to live, here's a reality check....

Good News For Liberals

NBC News will remain as biased as ever....even without Tom Brokaw.

Update: Maybe there is some hope after all.....

Monday, November 29, 2004

Bet it wasn't much fun for him to go to work today! Go Bucs! Posted by Hello

Got a few bucks to spare?

"Liberals of America, unite! Leave this horrid and wicked and
irredeemable backwater!

Why not create a workers' paradise off the shores of France? You can all speak French, allow Janet Jackson to show both her breasts, create a cradle-to-grave welfare state, drink Starbucks lattes, read The New York Times every day, scramble the satellite signal for Fox News, and worship your new leader, Michael Moore! [Heck], we'll throw in Harvard and the whole faculty! It's a gift. Here's an added incentive:

You will never have to take the war on terrorism to the terrorists; they will almost certainly bring it right to your doorstep. Now, there's the catch in all this. It turns out that a lot of the liberals can't afford the trip, or the entry fee into places like Canada. So here's my idea: a new project called the Export a Liberal Fund. From this pool we will donate $100 to every liberal who agrees to give up his U.S. citizenship and flee the country permanently. Warning #1: There's no coming back for health care when you get sick. Warning #2: There will be no amnesty program. These are one-way tickets. ... I, for one, stand ready and willing to do my patriotic part and contribute to the Export a Liberal Fund. I hope you will join me in this worthy charitable endeavor. Let's really go out and paint the country red!" --Stephen Moore

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Football season is finally coming to a close...Vandy is not known for being a football powerhouse. However, basketball season is usually better. Go Dores! Posted by Hello

Conspiracy Theories

For all you liberals who are sure that something went wrong with the counting of the votes, click here.....

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Winning in Iraq

Even though the media buries the story, our troops are winning in Iraq....

The New York Times

I was reading my paper this morning and the article was about the delay of the Iraqi election. I read a few sentences and it was all gloom and doom. I went back to see where the article originated and to my amazement, it was picked up from the New York Times. I stopped reading and thought to myself, why would I read anything written by that biased organization? To me, they have about as much credibility as CBS. I only get the paper on weekends now (for the coupons). It makes me sad because the Tampa Tribune used to be a pretty balanced paper. They got a new editorial staff and veered way left! It would be interesting to see if their readership has dropped. Before, the St. Pete Times was the liberal paper and the Trib was more conservative. So now a lot of the conservatives have been complaining. If you want a liberal paper, you now have the choice and the conservatives will have to get their news elsewhere.

Update: The Trib says their circulation is increasing. Guess somebody must enjoy reading them.

Friday, November 26, 2004

Pork in the New Spending Bill

Here are some examples of the kinds of things that you are paying for with your tax dollars. We hear all about the ballooning deficit and yet items such as these are still being paid for. However, as long as the President does not have a line item veto, it looks like these pork projects will continue.

$335,000 to protect North Dakota's sunflowers from blackbirds
$2.3 million for an animal waste management research lab in Bowling Green, KY
$50,000 to control wild hogs in Missouri
$443,000 to develop salmon-fortified baby food

I know that I'll sleep better tonight knowing that my money is being so wisely spent....

On another note, I read with interest an interview with the killers of Matthew Shepard. They claim they murdered him because they were high on drugs and looking for some cash. "He was pretty well-dressed and had a wallet full of money," Aaron McKinney said of meeting Shepard at a Laramie bar in October 1998. It had nothing to do with his homosexuality. It could have been anyone who looked like they had some cash. This to me is the ultimate argument against hate crimes legislation. It might as well be called thought crimes legislation. Who can ever know the motivation behind any crime? If the crime is murder, the defendant should receive the same penalty regardless of the race, gender, or any other classification of the victim.

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Cut The Spending!

Remember when Republicans were thought of as the fiscally conservative party? That probably does not fit anymore....


The Thankfulness Deficit
By Kay R. Daly
November 22, 2004
A more worrisome problem facing this nation than the budget deficit is a deficit of thankfulness for the many blessings we have in our lives. John Stossel's report on ABC's 20/20 last Friday night entitled "Cheaters that Prosper" depicts a generation of college students that feel completely justified in cheating their way to a degree. Clearly, they not only feel entitled to a college education and the benefits that come with completing the course of study, but also view it as a bothersome process to be gamed.

One wealthy heiress to the WalMart fortune paid her young Hispanic roommate to do all of her work at the University of Southern California. The roommate had served in our nation's uniform for the opportunity to go to college while the heiress apparently thought that classes interfered with her social life. Seems to me the roommate deserves two degrees.
Other students covered in this sad story felt no shame whatsoever for buying term papers, plagiarizing from the Internet and using text messaging, PDA's and a host of other creative methods to get around spending the time to actually learn something. If they put as much energy into learning as they did engineering new and creative ways to cheat on tests and papers, they would most likely graduate with honors.

Something has gone terribly wrong when 1) kids have no appreciation for the opportunities they enjoy in today's world; 2) they have no love of learning and the challenge of completing rigorous tasks; 3) they do not hesitate to take shortcuts and cheat their way through college; 4) they feel no shame about it whatsoever.

That, friends, is a sad commentary.

My father was a child of the Great Depression who was on the streets at age nine and it was only his skill as a quarterback and tenacity in the classroom that got him into Northwestern University. When World War II interrupted his college career, he was torn between his sense of duty to country and completing his degree. He chose country over self and was one of the youngest O.S.S. agents ever recruited. After serving in both the European and Pacific theaters, he won a spot in the prestigious graduate school of banking at the University of Washington. He graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Despite his achievements, one of my father's biggest regrets in his life was that he did not complete his undergraduate degree. One of his last requests to me before he died was to put the proceeds from his life insurance policy into 529 college investment accounts for his grandsons.
There were certainly times during my high school and college career that I rebelled against the rigors of the program. But it never would have crossed my mind to cheat my way through the problems I faced. It worries me that cheating seems to have become normal and expected as a way "to get by."

Things that you work to earn you appreciate all the more. Clearly, there are kids out there who have no sense of appreciation for the extraordinary number of blessings that this nation and their parents are giving to them.

Contrary to what the liberal chattering classes have been filling our children's heads with over the years, there is no constitutional right to anything but life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. There is no guarantee of happiness, only a right to pursue it. Life and liberty are the assets that carry us onto that road in pursuit of happiness. It is the liberal mindset, though, that has our children believing in government-provided outcomes. The cheaters at these colleges seem to not appreciate the opportunity they have been given and what's more, they probably believe it is owed to them somehow.

Clearly, we as parents are failing miserably in making our children aware of precisely how blessed they are. We are too busy handing them material gadgets without thinking of the consequences.

Here's an example. There is not a teenager today who is not physically attached to a cell phone. How many of them, though, must pay for the bills or do the parents write the check every month? When my parents allowed me to have my own phone line in the house, I thought I was in heaven. Little did I know that this was a budgeting lesson I was not soon to forget as I had to meet the payments to keep the phone.

Giving your 16 year old a car? Then have them pay for the insurance, gas and maintenance. Living on a budget sure did cut down on my cruising mileage. My first car was a green 1978 Ford Mustang. Most of my friends had BMWs, Porsche's, Mercedes, but I loved that little Mustang like it was my child because I had to pay for it and take care of it. I appreciated it.
This Thanksgiving, I have a prayer for our nation. Rather than just making this holiday just about football and food, count your blessings. Not what you want to achieve, own or accomplish, but what you already have. Be humbled and thankful for those who helped provide those opportunities and those who have died so that you could enjoy those opportunities unshackled by tyranny.

Spending our short time on this Earth embittered because of what we perceive we are owed, scheming our way through shortcuts or justifying both ends and means is an empty, pathetic, meaningless, ungrateful existence. We come into this world and are given the extraordinary gift of life from our Creator. What we chose to do with that gift is entirely up to us. Having a thankful heart is a good start.

Monday, November 22, 2004

This is an inspiring picture... Posted by Hello

Sunday, November 21, 2004

www.counterclintonlibrary.com Posted by Hello

Why I Love George Bush


Guess this says it all....

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Election 2004

Looks like the 2000 election all over again..... There must have been some kind of conspiracy going on for the country to elect that idiot George Bush again.

Favorite Columnists

I know that I have posted before that I am a fan of Ann Coulter. I also like Doug Giles. I guess admitting this should keep my reputation as part of the "right wing conspiracy" intact.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Hillary in 2008?

I watched the Hillary Clinton interview on "On The Record" with Greta Van Susteren last night. (It was a friendly interview. I don't know if she does the other kind. Has she been on "Meet The Press"?) Anyway, if she is going to be a presidential candidate, she needs to change her tone. Even though there is no campaign going on right now, she comes across as very partisan and very harsh. I think my new nickname for her is "Shrill Hill."

I saw Joe Lieberman on another show this week. In contrast, he comes across as very likeable. He smiled the whole time. He is a bit too liberal for me, but I think he would appeal to swing voters much more than the polarizing Mrs. Clinton.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Tribute To Arafat

"Yasser Arafat was the father of the modern Palestinian nationalist movement. A powerful human symbol and forceful advocate, Palestinians united behind him in their pursuit of a homeland." --Jimmy Carter, on fellow Peace Prize-winning Arafat's death 11 November (Guess the fact that he was a terrorist is not a matter of concern)
I'm off to Orlando for the day so no more blogging for me. Unfortunately, I am going on a business trip and not going to DISNEY!

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Shooting in Fallujah

I think those who would like to judge this young Marine might want to try walking in his shoes for the day. He thinks the wounded man is playing dead and he doesn't know what he may do. The Marine was shot the day prior and I imagine the only thought going through his mind is that of self-preservation. These soldiers are dealing with terrorists and they have no rules of warfare.


Secretary of State Rice

President Bush promoted his most trusted foreign policy adviser to Secretary of State on Tuesday, tapping Condoleezza Rice to replace warrior-turned-diplomat Colin Powell as part of a sweeping second-term Cabinet overhaul. "The secretary of state is America's face to the world and in Dr. Rice the world will see the strength, grace and decency of our country," Bush said of his national security adviser.
Looks like she already has a fan club! I for one have been very impressed by her. I watched some of the 9/11 Commission hearings and watched her hold her own under attack. She also comes across with grace and dignity. In contrast, I look at Madeline Albright (Clinton's Secretary of State) who thought Bush had Bin Laden hidden away! Albright sounds like she has been watching too many Michael Moore movies.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Democratic "Party"

You Are Invited to the Party!!!!!

Due to the cancellation of the Inaugural Ball for Senator Kerry... There will be a small Soiree' (pity party) for those who have already bought their attire.The nights' entertainment will be provided by the DIXIE CHICKS & Bruce Springsteen.

Tissues for excessive self pity will be furnished by Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins.We are pleased to announce DAN RATHER will be our Master of ceremonies!!!Yeah!!!! Cameron Diaz has pledged CUPCAKES!! What's this?.... a Free Screening of Fahrenheit 911! Thank you, Michael Moore. Ashton Kutcher will sign his latest book..."I open my mouth... and stupid falls out."

P Diddy will not be in attendance; he is still trying to get the vote out.If you see him, tell him that he was not "disenfranchised" from this event. He can come home now. Barbara Streisand is preparing for her next role and will not be here, (boohoo); she will be starring as Teresa Heinz Kerry in the sad story of "ShoveIt."

Ted Kennedy will be tending the bar (of course). He demanded a contract first. Serve one, drink two. Serve two, drink four - - -Just in..... Sour grapes will be provided by the Heinz Corporation. Cheeseis available with the whine. Larry Flynt will be taking "official" photos -Terry McAuliffe will be making an appearance - but only at the window - on the outside looking in. George Soros will arrive in a gilded chariot pulled by eight white horses. Teresa will be stunning in a jeweled hospital gown. She is coming directly from "election" surgery - had her lips stapled!

Susan Estrich, being picky about her diet, will be bringing her own crow. John Kerry will be flippin' the burgers... flipping is something he has proven to be very good at. Lots of Ketchup folks, the white house has donated thousands of bottles of Heinz relish, mustard, and all the pickles too. A spokesman reports theyhave switched to an alternative brand. Attention all actors: Norman Lear is casting for his new television show"Fahrenheit 11-2-04 how'd the GOP do that?"After counseling guests on moral issues, the Reverend Jesse Jackson will be sweeping up. Hope to see you all there... not much else going on.


Sunday, November 14, 2004

Carville with egg on his face..... Posted by Hello

Conspiracy Theories

Ann Coulter has a new column about the election results and the theories that somehow there was something funny going on. I know liberals hate Ann, but I find her very entertaining. She makes liberals seem so silly....(maybe they are??)

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Scott Peterson Verdict

I thought I would just give my two cents on the verdict. I am one of the unusual conservatives who was never convinced that OJ Simpson was guilty. I could not find a piece of evidence that convinced me beyond a reasonable doubt. I am convinced that Peterson is guilty. I am not sure exactly how he did it though. The two pieces of evidence that I can't get past are the fact that he was at the scene where the bodies washed up and his attitude. The scene was far from his home. If it was a lake around the corner and the bodies washed up, that might be a coincidence. The odds in my opinion that it is a coincidence or that "homeless people" drove the body that far away just doesn't make sense to me. As far as Scott's attitude, he showed absolutely no concern that his wife was missing. He was out having the time of his life with his new girlfriend. How someone could act this way when their wife and child have disappeared is just foreign to me. I think he is a person that does not have a conscience. I guess the only puzzling thing to me is that someone as loved as Laci seems to have been could have married such a cad!

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Veteran's Day 2004


"It is the soldier, not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.
"It is the soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.
"It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
"It is the soldier, who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag."
-- Father Dennis Edward O'Brian, USMC

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

On a lighter note.... Posted by Hello

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

President Kerry (Not!)

One sunny day in 2005, an old man approached the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue, where he'd been sitting on a park bench. He spoke to the Marine standing guard and said, "I would like to go in and meet with President Kerry."

The Marine replied, "Sir, Mr. Kerry is not President and doesn't reside here." The old man said, "Okay," And walked away.

The following day, the same man approached the White House, and said to the same Marine, "I would like to go in and meet with President Kerry." The Marine again told the man, "Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Kerry is not President and doesn't reside here."

The man thanked him and again walked away. The third day, the same man approached the White House and spoke to the very same Marine, saying "I would like to go in and meet with President Kerry." The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looked at the man and said, "Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to speak to Mr. Kerry. I've told you already that Mr. Kerry is not the President and doesn't reside here. Don't you understand?" The old man answered, "Oh, I understand. I just love hearing it. "The Marine snapped to attention, saluted, and said, "See you tomorrow."

Monday, November 08, 2004


*Of or concerned with the judgment of the goodness or badness of human action and character: moral scrutiny; a moral quandary.
*Teaching or exhibiting goodness or correctness of character and behavior: a moral lesson.
*Conforming to standards of what is right or just in behavior; virtuous: a moral life.
*Arising from conscience or the sense of right and wrong: a moral obligation.
*Having psychological rather than physical or tangible effects: a moral victory; moral support.
*Based on strong likelihood or firm conviction, rather than on the actual evidence: a moral certainty

Defininitions of morals from the dictionary

I am listening to all the discussion about values and morals after the exit poll that stated it was one of the issues that voters decided on. It is interesting to me that many Democrats feel that morals relate to minimum wage, healthcare policy, poverty... They don't ever see it as personal responsibility. They see morals as my responsibility to take care of others, instead of as my responsibility to make good choices for my own life. My thought is if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. When you make wise choices, usually it will lead to good results in your own life. Then you don't need someone to give you minimum wage because you have skills that will command more than that. You don't need all the poverty programs because people are making enough money to take care of themselves. My liberal friends quote the Bible as saying take care of the poor, but they forget the verses about you reap what you sow!

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Not Arlen Specter


How sad that instead of just being able to enjoy the victory of President Bush, this stupid Senator has to open his big mouth and start off with a controversy. I don't like Arlen Specter. It is not just his pro-choice views, it is his disloyalty and his own sense of self importance. I do not think he should be rewarded for his behavior with the prize of the Chairman of the Judiciary. I hope that others will agree with me and let the proper people know your feelings.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

One of my liberal friends told me it is easier to be gracious when you win! Posted by Hello

Wednesday, November 03, 2004


It has been a long and stressful campaign. Each day I would wonder what news the media would spring on the electorate in the hopes of helping their candidate win. However, at the end of the day, I am proud to be an American. The majority of the country has made the decision to stay the course behind a man that I consider a really great President. He has shown courage in the face of evil, determination in the face of difficult times, and grace during unending vicious attacks. I am proud to live in a country that re-elected such a man.

However, I also know that the Left is going to be brimming with even more anger and viciousness. Instead of looking to see what they are doing that is causing their party to continue to lose, I believe there will just be more of the same. Hopefully, they can find some moderate voices to help lead them away from the path they seem to be choosing.