Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cap and Trade

I don't even know where to begin. I'm not even sure I entirely understand what just happened.
It seems Nancy Pelosi "struck a deal" with Collin Peterson,(D-MN) chairman of the Agricultural Committee (WHY do we have an Agricultural Committee??), to get this behemoth passed. Apparently rural co-ops will benefit greatly. A rural co-op is another name for "electric company".

This scam of a program, is nothing more than an enormous tax hike. Think of all of the things that are powered by electricity; some will be obvious,others not so much:

  • Homes.

  • Businesses.

  • Food Processing.

  • Manufacturing-you thought government owned the car companies now, just wait.

  • Refineries-not just in the petroleum mind you; sugar and metals to name two.

  • Gas Pumps-how did you think it got in there?

  • Farming

These are just a few of the areas that I could think of off the top of my head. In reality, anything that's manufactured, shipped, or grown will be slapped with this ridiculous tax, most of which you will not actually "see" on a receipt, as it will be buried in the details of life. And, let's not forget that in January of 2008 Senator Obama said that "Electricity Rates Would Necessarily Skyrocket" under his "Cap and Trade" plan.

This is nothing more that a giant power grab for the federal government; nothing more than a fascist takeover of our society. There will be nothing that the government won't be involved in. Nothing. The bill is over 1200 PAGES long, they are adding anything and everything they can think of.

The battle cry is getting weary, you're hearing the same things again and again:"Write and call your Senators", "Write and call your Congressmen". This is a great weapon, but it feels ineffective; they aren't listening, they don't care. The smell of blood is too great, they are like crazed animals; power and blood lust driving their decisions.

The audacity(maybe it's just me, but that word has special meaning ;) ), of thinking that we can legislate and manage acts of God is beyond arrogant. The idea that cow flatulence is anything but NORMAL is crazy. The idea that we can control the climate is so blatantly idiotic that I feel like laughing hysterically; trouble is, it's not really funny, and I would be locked away with the crazy people in the state hospital.

D&C 89:4 :
"Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation."

These words about sum up my feelings. We have been warned for generations to have our food storage at hand, to learn how to be self sufficient, to learn to make over and re-do; I believe the time is at hand that these things are critical.

D&C 38:30 :
"I tell you these things because of your prayers; wherefore, treasure up wisdom in your bosoms, lest the wickedness of men reveal these things unto you by their wickedness, in a manner which shall speak in your ears with a voice louder than that which shall shake the earth; but if ye are prepared ye shall not fear."

By all means, write and call your representatives, The vote is set for either Friday or Saturday of this week, but work with a frenzy to collect as much food and clothing, fabric and thread, tools and fertilizer-anything and everything that makes your life run smoothly, as is humanly possible.

Oh, and Don't let it worry you that one of the definitions of frenzy is "deranged".

Friday, June 19, 2009

Yes MA'AM!

This is nothing short of liberal elitist garbage! Does she know how hard WE work to make ends meet?? Today is "Tax Freedom Day", the rest of the money you make this year is yours, does she know this??
Does she know how hard we work to raise a moral family in this secular humanist environment??
I will never refer to this woman as "senator" ever, ever again.

The NERVE, the MENTALITY! This woman is looking down her nose at ALL OF US, she thinks she is royalty, and she's going to make sure this BRIGADIER GENERAL doesn't forget it!
I am so angry right now, I could spit nails. How DARE she?

Today is my 28th anniversary; I'm going away. I need to go away, I might break something; I won't throw things around in a hotel room :D

Thursday, June 18, 2009

"The Letter"

Below is a letter Glenn Beck read on his show yesterday. It's a fabulous letter, and pretty much sums up my feelings. While I've never been a registered Democrat, everything else speaks my feelings. By the end of the letter I was crying; crying for what's been lost in our Country, and the alarming rate at which it's disintegrating.
I love my country, I love the Constitution, and I believe with all my heart it is a gift from God. Our Founding Fathers were inspired men, and we have let the legacy they left us deteriorate to the point where I don't think they would recognize what we call America today as the same America they gave us.
We, all of us, should be a little ashamed of ourselves for being party to the "Silent Majority." Why haven't we spoken up? Why have we been "silent" when so much depends on our voice? We do have one-a voice, and it's time we use it.
Anyone who's been reading this blog for a while knows that I'm big on contacting your reprobate representatives in Washington. Don't leave out those who act with impunity in your state legislatures. NONE of them can be given a free pass anymore, and we need to let them know. They DO work for us, and we are no longer at leisure to leave "well enough alone." We are at crisis mode, and must begin to take action.

Read the letter below. Go to and sign the petition he's got going; it's basically signing that you agree with this letter. I tried, the traffic has crashed the server or something, so keep trying.

'I'm a home grown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is I no longer feel any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important to me. There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and tell me that you are there and that you're willing to fight for our Constitution as it was written. Please stand up now. You might ask yourself what my views and issues are that I would horribly feel so disenfranchised by both major political parties. What kind of nut job am I? Will you please tell me?

Well, these are briefly my views and issues for which I seek representation:

One, illegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels. Stop the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no resolution. P.S., I'm not a racist. This isn't to be confused with legal immigration.

Two, the TARP bill, I want it repealed and I want no further funding supplied to it. We told you no, but you did it anyway. I want the remaining unfunded 95% repealed. Freeze, repeal.

Three: Czars, I want the circumvention of our checks and balances stopped immediately. Fire the czars. No more czars. Government officials answer to the process, not to the president. Stop trampling on our Constitution and honor it.

Four, cap and trade. The debate on global warming is not over. There is more to say.

Five, universal health care. I will not be rushed into another expensive decision. Don't you dare try to pass this in the middle of the night and then go on break. Slow down!

Six, growing government control. I want states rights and sovereignty fully restored. I want less government in my life, not more. Shrink it down. Mind your own business. You have enough to take care of with your real obligations. Why don't you start there.

Seven, ACORN. I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge of our 2010 census. I want them investigated. I also do not want mandatory escrow fees contributed to them every time on every real estate deal that closes. Stop the funding to ACORN and its affiliates pending impartial audits and investigations. I do not trust them with taking the census over with our taxpayer money. I don't trust them with our taxpayer money. Face up to the allegations against them and get it resolved before taxpayers get any more involved with them. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, hello. Stop protecting your political buddies. You work for us, the people. Investigate.

Eight, redistribution of wealth. No, no, no. I work for my money. It is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have because they gave me jobs. That is the only redistribution of wealth that I will support. I never got a job from a poor person. Why do you want me to hate my employers? Why ‑‑ what do you have against shareholders making a profit?

Nine, charitable contributions. Although I never got a job from a poor person, I have helped many in need. Charity belongs in our local communities, where we know our needs best and can use our local talent and our local resources. Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.

Ten, corporate bailouts. Knock it off. Sink or swim like the rest of us. If there are hard times ahead, we'll be better off just getting into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful. Have you ever ripped off a Band‑Aid? We will pull together. Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed us.

Eleven, transparency and accountability. How about it? No, really, how about it? Let's have it. Let's say we give the buzzwords a rest and have some straight honest talk. Please try ‑‑ please stop manipulating and trying to appease me with clever wording. I am not the idiot you obviously take me for. Stop sneaking around and meeting in back rooms making deals with your friends. It will only be a prelude to your criminal investigation. Stop hiding things from me.

Twelve, unprecedented quick spending. Stop it now.

Take a breath. Listen to the people. Let's just slow down and get some input from some nonpoliticians on the subject. Stop making everything an emergency. Stop speed reading our bills into law. I am not an activist. I am not a community organizer. Nor am I a terrorist, a militant or a violent person. I am a parent and a grandparent. I work. I'm busy. I'm busy. I am busy, and I am tired. I thought we elected competent people to take care of the business of government so that we could work, raise our families, pay our bills, have a little recreation, complain about taxes, endure our hardships, pursue our personal goals, cut our lawn, wash our cars on the weekends and be responsible contributing members of society and teach our children to be the same all while living in the home of the free and land of the brave.

I entrusted you with upholding the Constitution. I believed in the checks and balances to keep from getting far off course. What happened? You are very far off course. Do you really think I find humor in the hiring of a speed reader to unintelligently ramble all through a bill that you signed into law without knowing what it contained? I do not. It is a mockery of the responsibility I have entrusted to you. It is a slap in the face. I am not laughing at your arrogance. Why is it that I feel as if you would not trust me to make a single decision about my own life and how I would live it but you should expect that I should trust you with the debt that you have laid on all of us and our children. We did not want the TARP bill. We said no. We would repeal it if we could. I am sure that we still cannot. There is such urgency and recklessness in all of the recent spending.

From my perspective, it seems that all of you have gone insane. I also know that I am far from alone in these feelings. Do you honestly feel that your current pursuits have merit to patriotic Americans? We want it to stop. We want to put the brakes on everything that is being rushed by us and forced upon us. We want our voice back. You have forced us to put our lives on hold to straighten out the mess that you are making. We will have to give up our vacations, our time spent with our children, any relaxation time we may have had and money we cannot afford to spend on you to bring our concerns to Washington. Our president often knows all the right buzzword is unsustainable. Well, no kidding. How many tens of thousands of dollars did the focus group cost to come up with that word? We don't want your overpriced words. Stop treating us like we're morons.

We want all of you to stop focusing on your reelection and do the job we want done, not the job you want done or the job your party wants done. You work for us and at this rate I guarantee you not for long because we are coming. We will be heard and we will be represented. You think we're so busy with our lives that we will never come for you? We are the formerly silent majority, all of us who quietly work , pay taxes, obey the law, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone and we are now looking up at you. You have awakened us, the patriotic spirit so strong and so powerful that it had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far. Our numbers are great. They may surprise you. For every one of us who will be there, there will be hundreds more that could not come. Unlike you, we have their trust. We will represent them honestly, rest assured. They will be at the polls on voting day to usher you out of office. We have cancelled vacations. We will use our last few dollars saved. We will find the representation among us and a grassroots campaign will flourish. We didn't ask for this fight. But the gloves are coming off. We do not come in violence, but we are angry. You will represent us or you will be replaced with someone who will. There are candidates among us when he will rise like a Phoenix from the ashes that you have made of our constitution.

Democrat, Republican, independent, libertarian. Understand this. We don't care. Political parties are meaningless to us. Patriotic Americans are willing to do right by us and our Constitution and that is all that matters to us now. We are going to fire all of you who abuse power and seek more. It is not your power. It is ours and we want it back. We entrusted you with it and you abused it. You are dishonorable. You are dishonest. As Americans we are ashamed of you. You have brought shame to us. If you are not representing the wants and needs of your constituency loudly and consistently, in spite of the objections of your party, you will be fired. Did you hear? We no longer care about your political parties. You need to be loyal to us, not to them. Because we will get you fired and they will not save you. If you do or can represent me, my issues, my views, please stand up. Make your identity known. You need to make some noise about it. Speak up. I need to know who you are. If you do not speak up, you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep and we will replace the whole damn congress if need be one by one. We are coming. Are we coming for you? Who do you represent? What do you represent? Listen. Because we are coming. We the people are coming.'
Janet Contreras

Monday, June 8, 2009

Are you KIDDING Me?

Take a look at a Newsweek reporter last Friday on Hardball:

That sound you hear is me...laughing hysterically; I'm also waiting for the lightning bolts :D

Standing Up

By golly this makes me so happy!! PLEASE read the article at the link below:

Graduating Student's Defy ACLU

THIS is what it's going to take for the liberals, progressives, socialists, Marxists, communists, atheists and anyone else to get the message!
We are NOT a Godless society; we are NOT a "nation of citizens" as Obama put it.
We may not all agree on what it means to have God in our lives, we may not agree on creed or dogma, but that doesn't change the fact that the MAJORITY of people in this country believe in God, and that that God is the governing force in our lives.
PLEASE, please write a letter to the Principle and say thank you; we can't let him believe that the actions of these sweet kids will go unnoticed; we have to spread this, and say thank you from every corner of this country.

Here is the High School's Address:

Pace High School
4065 Norris Rd
Pace FL 32571

The Principle is Mr. Frank Lay, and the teacher is Michelle Winkler. Both modern day heros!

Fun Facts Part 2

Here is part two:

Fun Facts!

This is good, and a bit of homeschool humor thrown in for good measure!

Friday, June 5, 2009

"We the People" vs. "I Won"

Here is an excellent article by Sen. Jim DeMint:
"We the People" vs. "I Won" .

Senator DeMint hits the proverbial nail on the head. Obama and Company seem to think that they don't need the Constitution any more; it's been relegated to the dust bin of history.
Obama's rapid, inexperienced ascension reminds me of the "King-men" in the Book of Mormon;

Alma 51:5
"And it came to pass that those who were desirous that Pahoran should be dethroned from the judgment-seat were called king-men, for they were desirous that the law should be altered in a manner to overthrow the free government and to establish a king over the land."

And this about Gadianton from Helaman 2:5
"Therefore he did flatter them, and also Kishkumen, that if they would place him in the judgment-seat he would grant unto those who belonged to his band that they should be placed in power and authority among the people; therefore Kishkumen sought to destroy Helaman."

It's all about power, and I get the eerie feeling that history is being repeated. They may not be out to destroy a single man, but definitely a singular way of life; a singular, beloved country and the rapidity with which they are doing it is alarming. At this rate we'll be The USSof A by years end.

At this point, *they* don't seem to be listening to "we the people", so your best defense is to know your rights. Learn the Constitution, and what the original intent was. Don't be complacent, there isn't room or time anymore. Talk about the Constitution to your friends and family, and if their eyes glaze over, keep talking; teach your children about the Constitution, read it to them; let them know of your love for this country and our Founding Fathers.
It's our only hope; they are our future leaders.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Books, Books, and more Books!

I don't know how many of you read my post in December on reading , but I've met my goal, and it's only June.
Reading 24 books wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, probably because I am a fast reader.
I also surprised myself, and read some books that my daughters have been wanting me to read for a couple of years. I don't usually read much fiction, but I enjoyed the books I have read so far.

Now, on my nightstand are some heavy books, most notably Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged." This book is over 1000 pages, so it's going to be some time in the doing-unless of course it's very engaging, then it won't take too long; I did read the 600+ Harry Potter in 3 days :)
I've also got "My Dearest Friend: the Letters of John and Abigail Adams" on my nightstand,a couple on the Constitution, a couple Religious tomes a couple fiction that I'm anxious to read and "The Real George Washington" that's 829 pages.
I'm also adding a couple of fantasy books, "Fablehaven" that my friend Marian recommended a while back, and "Inkheart," that was made into a movie this year.
It should be a busy, engaging second half of the year!

As I stated before, I'd love to hear what you all are reading, and if you haven't started a reading goal for the year it's not too late :D

Monday, June 1, 2009

Young Conservatives

You have to watch this video! I'm not a lover of rap, but this is fabulous!