Feb 28, 2010


Abigail and Dolley readers know that I am not a big "Rah, Rah" supporter of the GOP, nor am I a huge George W Bush fan.  My feelings on GWB are actually quite conflicted.  I completely disagree with his Neo-Conservative/Progressive policies of global war, expanded government, huge spending, and unsecured Southern Borders.  On the other hand, I believe he IS a good man.  He was a President of his convictions and governed according to those sets of ideals, like them or not.

You always got the sense that he was a man comfortable in his own skin; this is evidenced in his ability to laugh at himself.  It is also manifested in his behavior since leaving office.  He has said recently that he is seeking anonymity and that he is thankful that Cheney has been willing to step forth and defend their policies.  The day after the massacre at Ft. Hood, the Bushs made a quiet trip to the base to visit and comfort the troops.  There was no press, he didn't do it for political reasons, he just did it because it was the right thing to do.  He has remained quiet in spite of overwhelming abuse from the Obama administration, he has taken the high road.

The Bushs have class.  I shudder to think what the Obamas will be like after being booted from office.  If we think that Carter is an aggravation, wait until the Chief Narcissist is rejected by his formerly adoring public, one hopes that the Bush model will be followed.  Based on facts and personality, I do not hold much hope.

So, in conclusion, I believe history will be kinder to George W Bush than the press or the American people were.  I think that while you may disagree with him and his policies he is to be admired for his restraint and dignity upon leaving office.  Toward the end of his Presidency he was reviled and booed on many occasions, he did not deserve that, nor should we have done that to an honorable man who had served his country well.  We can all learn from George W. Bush and we owe him our thanks.

Feb 27, 2010

We Can Adjust For That

Abigail and Dolley readers know that I am all over the Global Warming Scam and the news is coming in fast and furious.  My favorite news from yesterday was the revelation that 90% of the temperature sensors in the USA are improperly placed in accordance to the governments own rules.  A volunteer organization has located nearly all of the sensors and photographed their locations.  The data is posted at their web site www.surfacestations.org but as of this writing it is shut down, seemingly from the overwhelming traffic.

These sensors are supposed to be 100 feet from any influencing heat source, yet they are not.  Some are near heat islands of airports, some sit beside window air conditioners, one sits on a tombstone, others are just on the blacktop.  My favorite was 5 feet from a garbage can used to BURN rubbish.

Since the disputed rise in global temperatures is a mere 1.5 degrees, don't you think this is important?  The scientists say they can adjust for these things, but do they?  Or is this another way to manipulate and lie to the public about what is really going on.

This is truly the biggest scientific scandal of our time.

Feb 26, 2010

It's SO Hot! Yeah, Right.

In spite of Climate gate, in spite of freezing temperatures, in spite of the biggest increase in Arctic Ice in 50 years, in spite of all the evidence of fraud, scam, and political maneuvering Climate Scientist are still insisting on Global Warming.   See this Fox News Story! 

Why?  Two reasons - Money and Faith.

Follow the money - Climate research funding has gone from pennies to millions in two decades, these scientists do not want to loose the goose that laid the golden egg.

Follow the religion - the Religious Left can not accept the premise that THEY are not in control of what is happening on the Earth, because if this is just natural and they aren't the center of it, their faith is rocked.

I think the Earth is in the hands of the One who made it and He regularly takes care of His Creation.

I hope in the end, reason and prudence wins the day - that indeed would be a victory.

Feb 24, 2010

I Am a Conservative, Not a NeoConservative; I Am a Liberal, Not a Progressive

Hmm, as Abigail and Dolley readers know we are constantly refining our positions, investigating our beliefs, and testing our tenants to insure that they conform to logical and linear arguments.  I stumbled upon a debating Democrat this morning who when asked to define what he believed in was articulate, reasoned, logical, and firmly held beliefs based on the wisdom of our Founding Fathers.  So how then could he possibly consider himself a Democrat?  What I discovered was that he considered himself a liberal and thus historically identified with the Democratic Party and had not yet realized that is not who they are anymore.  Conversely, he attacked the conservative writer by bringing up the failures of the Bush Administration obviously assuming that anyone of the conservative mind set must be a defender of GW Bush and a fellow NeoConservative.

It is the Progressives that are running the Dems and the Neo-Cons that are running the GOP - that is what is dividing us politically because the American people are not Progressives or Neo-Cons. Thus, those of us with a conservative mind set view the Progressive agenda with horror and the Dems do the same with the Neo-Cons. The challenge in our discourse is that WE THE PEOPLE are not represented by either of the major Political parties, but are tearing each other apart for things we have perceived the "other" side to believe.

Feb 23, 2010

Living Life Upside Down

(I originally posted this in June 2009, but little has changed.  The cook out invitation was withdrawn because, oh yeah, they started killing their own people who were protesting a fixed election.  If these lunatics were fundamentalist Christians, I am sure the Obama Administration would have had plenty of words of condemnation.  Yet, we are on our second round of protests in Iran and Obama is silent.)

There is a song that keeps going through my head, although I haven't heard it on the radio in quite some time, but it seems appropriate for the time we find ourselves. It is sung by an artist, Russ Lee, and I have included a link to a You Tube video for your additional consideration.

The chorus rings, "What if we've fallen to the bottom of a well, thinking we've risen to the top of a mountain? What if we are knocking at the gates of Hell, thinking we are Heaven bound?" The song goes on to say, "You are telling me there is a new way of life, that used to be wrong is now right?" Hmmm, does that sound familiar?

I am daily astounded by the rapid destruction of our country and our core values. Let us consider, for a moment, the latest Cult of Personality move by the Teleprompter in Chief:

The Obama Administration has decided that this Independence Day US Embassies across the world should invite the IRANIANS for a cook out. (Now let that sink in for a moment...)

Are we expecting them to bring the fire works? How about the blind folds so they can trot our hostages on TV night after night? You have got to be kidding me? On our most sacred national holiday, to invite Iran to Embassies is ludicrous. Let us not forget that these folks are our sworn enemies and who would destroy us in a millisecond if given the opportunity. Come on over and celebrate the birth of our nation and an overthrow of tyranny - you feel that is a good thing, too, right?

Where is the outrage or even the irony? Does anyone remember watching the news night after night with the days the hostages were held up on the screen? Does any liberal alive realize that history did not start 100 days ago? When will this president, in his arrogance and narcissistic psychosis go too far for the left and their puppets the mainstream media?

Feb 22, 2010

It Was Just Too Nice Outside

Abigail and Dolley readers - it was just too nice outside this weekend to stew about politics and current events.  After one of the coldest and dreariest winters in memory, sunny and 60 degrees was like paradise.  Optimism and hope flowed and I took a big stretch after a sedentary hibernation.  No matter that the rain is falling today, I carry within me the promise of Spring.

I watched several hours of the CPAC conference this weekend and I must admit I was encouraged.  I was especially impressed with the straw poll pick of Ron Paul - substance over suave.  That is a good sign. 
Glenn Beck giving the keynote - that is a good sign.  All in all, hope springs eternal in the heart of America.  Bring on the fight boys, we are ready.

Feb 20, 2010

It Doesn't Take Much

I slept in this morning. The coffee was made, the house is clean, my husband is at the gym, and my son spent the night with one of his friends. Stillness and quiet; things we do not get enough of in our society. We frantically run around doing errands, going to work, taking the kids to practice, heading to church, meeting our small groups, volunteering at the school, working on the house, cleaning, doing the laundry, helping with homework, making phone calls, sitting in traffic - until we hit the wall.

We expend all of our energy on the temporal that we leave nothing left for the permanent. After the supper dishes are done, I collapse on my sofa and turn into a vegetable. I am like Cinderella every night, at the stroke of 7:45, I turn into a pumpkin. I don't have anything left to give. Sadly, though, this is the time that is important. This is the time that is eternal. Meaningful conversation with my spouse, physical affection, that is all more important than my errands were that day. Reading with my son and tucking him in at night, those things are so fleeting, I will surely regret not doing it more because I was tired from a day's work. I have a life long friend, who I dearly love, that lives 6 miles from me, I have not seen or spoken to her in 3 months - why? We are both busy.

We have had a really cold and long winter. The country is in so much trouble and I have been killing it at work. Perhaps, I have fallen victim to the hustle and bustle of this modern American life.  I am going to take today and enjoy this rare sunshine and 60 degree weather. Today, I am going to make some phone calls and today I am going to reset my priorities.

Maybe you will join me?

Feb 18, 2010

The New York Times

Why are we still allowing the NYT to still drive the news cycle?  The Times has been exposed for who and what they are, yet this week we were speaking about Tea Part "violence" because of the 12 page article in the Times.  This has to stop.  They should have lost the privileged of setting the news of the day.  Their reporting on the TX text book review process was so blatantly anti-Christian it made my stomach turn. 

The lame stream media follows the NYT like lemmings running off a cliff.  I despair though, that unless one is seeking information in the alternative media, much of the American people are still uninformed and uninvolved.  I mentioned to a friend "Climategate" and she did not know a thing about it.  That scared me.  The media's refusal to cover the scandal and the swindle of Global Warming smacks of complicity and avarice. 

Abigail and Dolley readers - keep informing, engaging, and reading.  It is through our influence we will fight the tides and inform our fellow citizens of the clear and present danger.

This is entertaining and informative, enjoy.

Feb 15, 2010

Remember Those Kids On the Playground?

In my job, I  have to read Congressional updates, Federal Regulations, and Trade Journals to inform my clients and my staff of any change in regulation that effects our business.  What was at one point a rather mundane task has become increasingly disconcerting.  I feel as if I have a window seat into the regulatory workings of our behemoth government and it is truly depressing. 

No where is the Government increasing activity like it is within the regulatory mechanism of the EPA. 
With Climategate accelerating faster than a gas guzzling SUV driven by a frazzled mother of three who is late to soccer practice, the EPA and the administration are moving full steam ahead on passing regulations that will effect that exhale you just took.  The regulatory cancer has invaded all aspects of our economic and personal freedoms.  It hinders our prosperity, our innovation, our security, and our future. 

These busy body bureaucrats where the hall monitors and the name takers in school.  They were the children that memorized the student handbook and would report on you if you had a Tylenol in your purse.  They were the kids on the play ground who didn't dress out because of their "conditions" or they would become the coach's assistant, taking attendance and doing his paperwork.  You know the type, not the geeks, who were generally just odd, needed a bath and a hair cut and pants that weren't high waters - no these kids were the ones just above the geeks on the pecking order, they are the smarmy little rats.  They are doing exactly what they have always done - getting back at the achievers.  Reporting the risk takers and innovators; bringing everyone down to their level of beige. 

Here is the latest example, and one that was just too outrageous not to report.

California - Bankrupt, mass exodus of people and business, industries going broke, farm lands lying fallow, high unemployment, homelessness, crime, gangs, medical marijuana, illegal immigrants, failing schools - you know the drill.  All liberal governance becomes a gigantic failure!

Throw into the mix, California's environmental laws that have crippled their weak economy further and bankrupted hundreds of small companies who can no longer afford to produce or ship cargo to California. 

This was released today, it is from the Feb 12, 2010 edition of Broker PowerThe California EPA states Unilever/Conopco was fined $1.3 million in January 2010 by the CA Air Resources Board for illegal consumer products sales between 2006 and 2008.

Fines are Due to Sale, Supply of Body Spray with Excessive VOC Emissions

A press release states that Conopco, Unilever's parent company, sold, supplied and offered for sale in CA more than 2.6 million units of deodorant body spray that failed to meet clean air standards for aerosol deodorants.  The violations resulted in significant excess emissions from volatile organic compounds (VOC's).  (Sources note that the emissions would occur when the product is used by consumers, not from the manufacturing process.)

California Law Requires Reduction in VOC Emissions from Consumer Products

The California Clean Air Act requires CARB to reduce VOC emissions from consumer products as a means to reach health-based state and federal ambient air quality standards.  Deodorants, hair spray, cleaning products, spray paint, and insecticides are examples of common consumer products that are made with VOC's.

Press Release

Does anyone else think that the Environment is improved by folks NOT using deodorant?  How stupid is this?

Feb 14, 2010

The Religion of Environmentalism

Abigail and Dolley readers may recall another blog I wrote on this subject, The Green Movement.  Today, I will examine the duped Environmentalist and through a fictional debate, show the unsuspecting, the truth behind their Religious Left beliefs.

Dolley:  What role does God play in Environmentalism?
Greenie:  What do you mean?
Dolley:  I mean do you believe in a Creator that regularly tends to His creation?
Greenie:  A Creator? Well no, all the evidence proves that we got here by evolution.  Before you go getting all crazy on me, I do believe in a higher power and God of the universe.
Dolley:  So you believe that god is in the earth?
Greenie:  Yes, that's it exactly and as members of the universe have to take care of the earth.
Dolley:  So, what you are saying is that you have to take care of god?
Greenie:  (Sigh) We don't believe in god that way, but in essence yes.
Dolley:  Since you believe that man was part of evolution, are humans on the same level as other creatures?
Greenie:  Actually, humans are the destroyers of the earth and are by their behavior less than other creatures.
Dolley:  What do you feel is the greatest threat today to the earth?
Greenie:  Pollution, development, industry - we are destroying the earth.
Dolley:  So do you think we should "decivilize"?
Greenie:  Ideally, yes.
Dolley:  Do you believe the earth was best when man lived in caves and hunted and gathered?
Greenie:  Sure, of course.
Dolley:  What would you say to me if I told you that Global Warming was a hoax?
Greenie:  I would say you are ignorant of the truth and need to be educated.
Dolley:  What if I refused to believe your education and insisted on living the way I chose?
Greenie:  Well then, we would be forced to pass laws and make you conform.
Dolley:  So if I understand this correctly, you do not believe in a Creator that regularly tends to His creation.  You worship the god of the universe who requires you to take care of it.  You believe that humans are an accident and the biggest threat to the earth and that all vestige of civilization should be wiped out to return to the perfect environmental state.  If I do not believe you, you will just legislate my compliance with your religion.
Greenie:  I don't like the way you make it sound, but yes, we must protect the earth and take you along kicking and screaming if we have to.

Would such an exchange ever take place?  No, because most environmentalists would not answer the questions in a straight forward manner.  They would dodge, misdirect, and name call.  The question remains, if the above true, is it an accurate representation of their beliefs?  I believe it is.

The environmentalist reject God of the Bible.  My God is all powerful and the maker of this earth.  My God loved me so much, he died on the cross for me as penalty for my sin.  The environmentalist god demands that its subject serve it.  Their god is weak and must be cared for at all costs.  My God created the Heavens and the Earth.  My God created man in His image and gave him dominion over the earth.  The environmentalist believes that man is a scourge upon the earth and the destroyer thereof.  My God gives and inspires innovation and invention that improve the plight of man on this earth, through drugs, safety, transportation, electricity, comfort, and long life.  The environmentalist god says that all of these things are bad and must be dismantled.  My God says, "Come to me all you who are burdened and I will give you rest, for my burden is light and my load is easy" and "For God so loved the earth, that He gave is only begotten Son, that whosoever that believith in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."  The environmentalist god proclaims that if you don't believe in me I will force you, for your own good, of course.

Which do you choose?

The Religious Left

Abigail and Dolley readers - I have to give credit to my fellow blogger, Bloviating Zeppelin for coining the phrase, Religious Left.  It resonated with me tremendously and in the way a beautifully turned phrase can do, summarizes and clearly defines the object and essence of the subject.

Follow this link, Cambridge Plans to Fight Global Warming "Emergency" .  This is clearly a story about the Religious Left gone wild in the name of the "Global Warming Emergency".  The zealots are as fanatical and dangerous as any devoted cult, and they are creating policy and influencing public behavior.

The cultural wars are now clearly defined and at some point in the future everyone in America will need to choose their side.

Where will you fall - with the traditions this country was founded upon and embodied by the Conservative "Religious" Right or with the secular humanist, vegans, and socialists on the Progressive "Religious" Left?

Feb 13, 2010

Pop - A Poem

Abigail and Dolley readers - This post is not for the faint of heart. I think it is rather chilling and the subject matter is disturbing.

This is a look at an early poem, Pop, written by 19 year old Barack Obama about Frank Marshall Davis.  This was a friend of Obama's (white) Grandfather who thought Davis would be a good influence on Obama and teach him how to be a black man.  Davis was NOT a suitable role model and should never have been influence over a young troubled kid.

The pre-teen Obama had been abandoned by his father, neglected by his step-father, and dropped off at his grandparents house so his mother could go do her thing.  Twice divorced at this point, his mother was more interested in her research and post graduate work than she was in raising her two kids. 

Sitting in his seat, a seat broad and broken
In, sprinkled with ashes
Pop switches channels, takes another
Shot of Seagrams, neat, and asks
What to do with me, a green young man
Who fails to consider the
Flim and flam of the world, since
Things have been easy for me;
I stare hard at his face, a stare
That deflects off his brow;
I’m sure he’s unaware of his
Dark, watery eyes, that
Glance in different directions,
And his slow, unwelcome twitches,
Fail to pass.I listen, nod,
Listen, open, till I cling to his pale,
Beige T-shirt, yelling,
Yelling in his ears, that hang
With heavy lobes, but he’s still telling
His joke, so I ask why
He’s so unhappy, to which he replies…
But I don’t care anymore, cause
He took too damn long, and from
Under my seat, I pull out the
Mirror I’ve been saving; I’m laughing,
Laughing loud, the blood rushing from his face
To mine, as he grows small,
A spot in my brain, something
That may be squeezed out, like a
Watermelon seed between
Two fingers.
Pop takes another shot, neat,
Points out the same amber
Stain on his shorts that I’ve got on mine, and
Makes me smell his smell, coming
From me; he switches channels, recites an old poem
He wrote before his mother died,
Stands, shouts, and asks
For a hug, as I shrink, my
Arms barely reaching around
His thick, oily neck, and his broad back; ’cause
I see my face, framed within
Pop’s black-framed glasses
And know he’s laughing too.

This is truly chilling on many levels and I find that my spirit cries for this boy. There are serious undertones of sexual abuse in this poem, especially the part about screaming, and his smell "coming" from the boy.  Frank Marshall Davis was an alcoholic, communist, pedophile.

The more I read about Barak Obama's early life, the more disturbed I become at the emotional trauma that was inflicted upon him by those he should have been able to trust. I am no psychologist, but I have been researching a lot of web sites by people who are and the picture that is emerging is chilling. Regardless of your politics, we need to pray for this man in a serious fashion - if not the man, then this little boy.

Feb 9, 2010

Dolley Madison on PBS

Abigail and Dolley readers know that I love history and I have fallen in love with my nom de plume, Dolley Madison. I was excited to learn from a comment on this blog that PBS is portraying this great American on 3/1/10.

Now, if only they hadn't used M. Obama in the clip... oh, well.

Feb 8, 2010

If You Can't Say Something Nice.... Come Sit Beside Me

That is a catty old statement isn't it and a complete corruption of the time honored advise admonishing us to keep our mouths shut if we can't say something nice.  We are also told not to speak ill of the dead.  I am going to do both, right now, and I don't care if my inner Southern Belle Lady is cringing and throwing a genteel tantrum.  She's just going to have to hush.

Jack Murtha  is a sorry, corrupt, pig of a man who robbed, raped, and pillaged this country for 35 years.
From ABSCAM to the Airport the man was a scoundrel and did not deserve to hold public office.

Observe good ole Jack Murtha at work:

What Ever Happened to Reporting News?

Thanks again to my good friend Dolley for letting me rant and rave on her site.

My time to blog has been curtailed greatly due to what can only be described as a brutal travel schedule over the last many months. I write this to explain how tweaked I have to be to carve out time to write as it generally eats into my family time.

So what has me fuming today? It is an add for NBC nightly news that runs here in the Atlanta market. It is a combined local / national add so some version may run in your local market. In the ad NBC Nightly news anchor and Managing Editor Brian Williams is talking about how confusing the world is and how it is his and the local news anchor's responsibility to "EXPLAIN" the news to the viewer. EXCUSE ME? We do not need Brian Williams, a college dropout and former Jimmy Carter Administration Intern, to explain a darn thing to us thank you very much.

Whatever happened to a news anchor responsibility to simply report the unbiased news? Now I think we can all safely say that bias has strongly entered to the "reporting" of the news in recent times. However, this is the first time I have ever seen one of these talking heads actually state that they feel they must "explain" the news. I'm all for freedom of the press as this keeps Government honest. But if, and only if, the press is unbiased in their reporting of fact without the silly slant of "explaining" the news from a source that states they are not biased in their reporting. They are leading the Lemmings known as the American Public right over the cliff with their bias. Maybe all the national news outlets should explain why the audience for their nightly foolishness has been hemorrhaging viewers for years with no end in sight?

Seriously, what it next? "The NBC Nightly News with Keith Olbermann?" Oh yeah, he sits in the anchor desk for the weekend addition on occasion... Maybe they should have Rush Limbaugh sit in from time to time to even things out.

Feb 7, 2010

In Honor Of New Orleans Super Bowl Appearance

Abigail and Dolley readers may know that I promised that we would not always be political here - so in the spirit of the NO Saints making an appearance at the Super Bowl, I wanted to share my Seafood Etouffee recipe.

When my husband and I lived in Houston, I was introduced to Cajun food on a grand scale and it quickly became one of my favorite cuisines. This recipe can easily be turned into a gumbo by adding broth and okra, (and file' if you can find it, although I am not very fond of the ground sassafras root myself) thus turning the etouffee from a thick sauce/rice topping to a soup.

There are two secrets to this wonderfulness:

1. Take your time with the roux it should be cocoa brown.
2. Use the seafood juices to flavor the recipe

I also like it because the seafood is flexible, you can use shrimp, crawfish, crab, clams, mussels, oysters - whatever in it. I often use canned clams, oysters, and crab because they are cheap and tasty, but also because I add the liquid to the mixture. I also use frozen shrimp, mussels, and crawfish - they are inexpensive and in a dish like this you can not tell the difference.

1/3 c. olive oil
1/3 c. veggie oil
2/3 c. flour
1/8 c. of Emeril's Essence (check the internet for ingredients)
3 bell peppers (mix the colors for a pretty dish and complex flavor) - chopped
4 big stalks of celery - chopped
1 lg onion - chopped
1 can chopped tomatoes
Salt and Pepper to taste
Optional - Texas Pete or Tabasco

Chop your peppers, celery and onions and put in a large bowl. Mix the Essence in with the veggies and set aside.

In a large pot, mix oils and flour together to make the roux. Over medium heat, stir constantly until it is a deep velvet brown. This takes a while. Don't let it burn, there is a difference - trust me.

Once the roux is the right color add the chopped veggies and saute until the onions are translucent. Add the can of tomatoes with the juice and simmer. If you are using any canned seafood, open the cans and drain the juice into the pot. Let simmer and reduce to a gravy like consistency. If you have any raw seafood add that first and cook until almost done, add the rest and simmer a few minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for about an hour or refrigerate and eat later.

Serve over rice with a big piece of crusty french bread slathered in butter and a simple salad. For a real treat make a pitcher of Hurricanes and then run down the street showing your boobs to the neighbors for beads!

Hey, it's New Orleans, right?

NBC Honors Black History Month

It's called Projection.  In Psychology 101 students learn that people often "project" their thoughts and motives on other people.  Without empirical evidence to back up their opinion, people tend to believe that everyone else thinks about things the same way that they do.  This is a mistake, especially when you are dealing with people from completely different back grounds.  Look at the election of Barack Obama, the entire electorate projected their hopes and dreams on an unqualified and undefined candidate, they are now feeling quite betrayed because he is not who they thought he was.

Cultural influence determines in large part our patterns of behavior and thought processes.  It is a mistake for me to assume that a 16 year old Mexican boy thinks about the world the same way that I do.  It is equally erroneous to assume my neighbor views the world the same way that I do just because we reside near each other.  Diplomats have extensive training in this regard, because you can not project in negotiation and diplomacy.  International business is another area where one must be very careful not to assume that others think and feel the same way that you do about an issue.  Journalism is also a career where projection must be kept at bay and sadly this discipline has been largely lost in recent years.

You often hear about Projection as it pertains to assuming others have the same negative personality flaws.  We see this in an adulterer, who accuses his faithful spouse of cheating; or the office thief who thinks everyone else is stealing the coffee, toilet paper, and thumb tacks.  I believe in large part those that cry racism are largely projecting their own twisted thinking onto their supposed enemies.  They do this to hide and deflect their own motivations.  It truly is Psych 101.

Thus, behold, the evidence of the left in this regard.  They cry racism from the roof tops, but merely are yelling at the mirror in front of them.  Recent blatant examples of Liberal racism - Jimmy Carter referring to Barack Obama as a "Black Boy".  Harry Reid's infamous light skinned without the Negro dialect comment.  Robert Byrd's association with the KKK and his use of the term "white N-----".  Bill Clinton's statement that Barack Obama would have been waiting on him a few decades ago.  Joe Biden's description of Obama as "clean".  Even Jesse Jackson's "Hymietown" description of Jewish NYC show the deep seated racism in the liberal ranks.  It goes on and on.

Modern day television "journalism" has no more blatant example the the General Electric Company's NBC. This bastion of uber liberal left wing propaganda is the proud home of the thrill running up his leg, I forgot he was black, Obama worshiper Chris Matthews. These self proclaimed enlightened folks disparage the regular folks as "Tea Baggers" and without a shred of evidence depict them as racially motivated hate mobs who are simply missing their white sheets and burning crosses.  The "post racial" cultural elites decry the perceived racism of their opponents and it is merely a reflection of their own sick and corrupted hearts.  I give you NBC's honor of Black History Month:

 WOW!  Truly, don't you think its great that blacks will at last be able to sit at the lunch counter?  I wonder, if Black History month was in the summer, would they have included Watermelon on this menu?

Feb 6, 2010

How Dare They!

Abigail and Dolley readers, please forgive me if I have not been as prolific and thought provoking as usual.  I find that for this brief period of time, I am slightly out of balance in the work arena and have expended a tremendous amount of critical thinking toward my profession.  As such, at night with my lap top I have not had the energy to rail against the news of the day, and find I have even been lacking in witty status updates on my FB page.  Now that is saying something....  Alas, the slump can not last forever and I found the old fire and passion ignited by one sentence.

"Well, you know, those Tea Bagger's are just the lowest common denominator in our society."

Truly, I will have to check the head liner in my car for scorch marks because I believe that fire shot out of the top of my head.

How dare they?  How dare they describe the millions of hard working Americans in that regard.  I know it is the Saul Alinsky tactic of isolate, marginalize and ridicule, but all I kept thinking was "How dare they describe ME in that regard." 

I am a hard working, wife, mother, daughter, friend, grand daughter, sister, and niece.  I am a lover of the Lord and washed in His forgiving blood.  I have supported my husband in his many years of evangelism in prisons and now to young people.  I have worked or gone to school everyday of my life since I was 16 years old.  I largely put myself through college with some assistance from my parents, but not a dime of government money.  I waited tables and cleaned houses to earn money for books, rent, food and of course beer.  I have a degree in Economics and International business from a great school.  I went to work in my field 7 days after graduation and have worked everyday for the last 20 years in my profession.  I am a writer, a blogger, and a kitchen table scholar and historian.  I garden and read prolifically.  I know thousands of useless facts and trivia.  I play a mean Scrabble game and can make you laugh.  When I show up to work everyday, 20 people rely on me to guide our business in the right direction and they call me boss.

I ask you WHO in the world has the right to call me a Tea Bagger and the lowest common denominator of our society?

I am an American.  I am a tax payer.  I am not going to stand by idly while my country is destroyed.  I will fight you to the end with your evolutionary progressive agenda.  I will not stoop to your Saul Alinsky devious tactics.  I will speak the truth.  I will shine a light in the dark places and you will flee.  For the TRUTH will set us free.

Feb 5, 2010

The Numbers Just Don't Add Up

1 Trillion Dollar deficit inherited by Obama!  Oh, really.  Let's look at the facts:  2008 budget deficit was $482 B.  TARP was a Loan of $700 odd Billion dollars and shouldn't really be added to the deficit because most of it has been paid back.  I believe we are somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 B that won't be paid back, so you can fairly add that to the $482, but that is on $585 B in deficit, not 1 Trillion or even 1.3 Trillion that Obama throws around.

2009 had a 1.3T deficit and next year is projected the same - but Obama inherited the problem....RIGHT!

Feb 3, 2010


Do we know what this word means anymore? Do we teach it to our children? Do we behave this way in our own lives? Do we demand this of one another? They still teach it in the military and our men and women in the services have it seeping from their skin, it is what sets them apart in the crowd. Not the uniform, but the respect and the code of honor they live by. We don't understand honor anymore if it interferes with happiness. We respond to it greatly in our fiction, case in point the Twilight series.

To help remind us, honor means:

1. honesty, fairness, or integrity in one's beliefs and actions: a man of honor.
2. a source of credit or distinction: to be an honor to one's family.
3. high respect, as for worth, merit, or rank: to be held in honor.
4. such respect manifested: a memorial in honor of the dead.
5. high public esteem; fame; glory: He has earned his position of honor.
6. the privilege of being associated with or receiving a favor from a respected person, group, organization, etc.: to have the honor of serving on a prize jury; I have the honor of introducing this evening's speaker.

Honor, honesty, integrity, sincerity refer to the highest moral principles and the absence of deceit or fraud. Honor denotes a fine sense of, and a strict conformity to, what is considered morally right or due: a high sense of honor; on one's honor.
Honesty denotes the presence of probity and particularly the absence of deceit or fraud, esp. in business dealings: uncompromising honesty and trustworthiness.
Integrity indicates a soundness of moral principle that no power or influence can impair: a man of unquestioned integrity and dependability.
Sincerity implies absence of dissimulation or deceit, and a strong adherence to truth: His sincerity was evident in every word.

Taken from: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/honor

Feb 2, 2010

World View and the Importance of Understanding What That Means

World View - how one sees the world, a system of beliefs that one holds regarding this world and beyond.  The filter through which human beings process events, circumstances, and actions.

Understanding your own world view and that of other people is crucial to predicting behavior and explaining motivations and actions.  If you understand how a person views the world then you have a clear understanding of what is driving them.  Without grasping this concept about ourselves and others we are likely to be tossed about on the sea of uncertainty when it comes to critical analysis of why people behave the way they do.  It is particularly important for us to understand the world view of the leaders we elect to office.  If you understand what is driving them, you will not be mislead by clever words and empty promises.

Let us examine some of the common political world views in our society today:

The Victim - this defeated person see the world through a victim's eyes.  They have been wronged and somebody needs to make it right.  This group is fed upon by self serving politicians and exploiters who seek to give the victim validation and a token hand out in exchange for their loyalty and support.

The Environmentalist - this person holds that the Earth is the center of the universe and must be served by man.  This all consuming world view leads to vehement defense of any action or policy that is seen to "harm" their belief system.  They by and large view humans as locust destroying the planet and the concerns of man take a back seat to what is good for Mother Earth.

The "Liberal" Progressive - this person holds that man is perfectible through social engineering and government policy.  As such, individual freedom and responsibility are not considerations in decision making.  The collective is the mechanism for which meaningful change can and must occur.  Social justice, wealth redistribution, and centralized control are all goals and views of the liberal progressive.

The Libertarian - the libertarian views all government with skepticism and rejects social engineering and policy from governmental sources.  They typically disagree with any laws that deal with personal behavior and choices ie assisted suicide laws, gay marriage, abortion, legalized drugs.  These are all areas that Libertarians believe are outside of the purview of the government and should not be legislated.

The "Conservative" Progressive - Also called the Neo-Cons, these are big government, globalist who believe that spreading American influence through preemptive war and the UN.  They ultimately believe in the superiority of the state and the implementation of large governmental controls of individual's life. 

The Constitutionalists -  this Conservative worldview is making a huge resurgence in American culture.  Largely lost by the American public since the turn of the 20th century, this group views the world and the government from a Founder's perspective.  Government is viewed as a necessary mechanism for a civil society but must be constrained and contained within the parameters and borders set fourth by the Founding Fathers.

To some extent or the other, you must look at each of these worldviews and follow them to their natural and historical conclusions.  By doing so, you can determine which world view ending you want to see.

The Victim - slavery, poverty, hopelessness, dependence
The Environmentalist - demodernization, reduced standards of living (no cars, planes, electricity, chemicals)
The Liberal Progressive - complete state control and removal of all who stand in the way of perfecting society.
The Libertarian - a breakdown in the moral fabric of the country that ultimately leads to unrestrained personal behavior.
The Conservative Progressive - unending war, massive debt, massive expansion of government.
The Constitutionalists - limited and restrained government, fiscal responsibly, economic and personal freedoms.  Defined separation and balance of powers.

Hmm.... which one are you?  Which one should you be?  Which one are our leaders and what does that tell you about them?

Feb 1, 2010

Finally, Something I Can Agree With the President On!

You might not know it from reading this blog, but I actually am quite a peacemaker and strive greatly in my interpersonal relationships to get along with people.  As such, it has been disconcerting to me to constantly be at odds with the President of the United States.  I must constantly examine myself to insure that I am opposing policy and not just the man.  I criticized others for doing that to GWB and refuse to put on partisan blinders that will skew my view of the actions of the President.

Thus, I am encouraged by the latest proposal to guarantee $54 B in loans for new nuclear power plants.  My father, who is a brilliant engineer, worked at a nuclear facility for several years.  He is an ardent supporter of nuclear power and he and I have had many discussions about this subject.  Nuclear power is cost effective, safe, and efficient.  The environmental impact is negligible and because these are loan guarantees and not government spending, I can get behind this measure as a fiscal conservative.

Honestly, not to throw a cold bucket of water on this Kum Bah Yah moment I am having with the President, but I find this move incongruous with the administrations decision earlier this year to close the Yuka Mountain Nuclear waste facility.  The Energy Equivalent to Guantanamo Bay, the Yuka Mountain facility is a hugely expensive (and paid for my you, the American Tax payer for decades) efficient facility to permanent storage of the waste created by nuclear power.  I am republishing a piece that I wrote several months ago when this closing occurred for your information and edification.

Thanks for reading and your support!

Energy Fascists

The below provides the back ground to the Yuka Mountain Facility and I originally published this several months ago.

Fascism... the phrase is thrown around so lightly these days that I believe in order to support the title, I must define the word.  Abigail and Dolley readers know that while some posts may be tongue in cheek, most are well reasoned works by thoughtful individuals, the rest are written by me.  (There's that tongue in cheek thing again...)

Merriman's Online Dictionary defines fascist as: a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.

According to your worldview or political philosophy you will infer what you wish to our present leadership and circumstances.  I submit to you an example of such fascism as displayed this week by the closing of the Yuka Mountain Nuclear Waste storage facility.  William La Jeunesse wrote a great piece on this and I encourage you to read the article.

Basically, it boils down to this:  Nuclear energy is the cleanest, safest, greenest, abundant, renewable energy source in the world.  It is just not politically popular.  This bad rap is not based on facts, but irrational fear and Hollywood hype.  It is the ultimate in green energy, yet it is shunned in favor of expensive windmills that kill tens of thousands of birds a year, solar farms that are an eyesore, and other "green" solutions that costs 10, 20, 50, 200% more per power unit than nuclear power.

For decades, the Federal Government has been charging every household in America an excise tax on your power bill to pay for a nuclear waste disposal facility in the middle of no where.  The Obama Administration has decided to close the Yuka Mountain facility leaving the nation without a place to store it's nuclear waste.

Do I sense a little "nudge" from the Obama crowd?  What happens to all the waste currently being produced?  Doesn't that sound unreasonable to you, to close a billion dollar facility with no alternative?  Could their motive be to shut down nuclear power in the USA?  Could their motive be a way to force power companies to raise rates and thus open the way for government to intervene against the evil power companies?  Could their motive be to force the cap and trade bill though the Congress by demonizing electric companies who endanger the public with their dangerous nuclear waste?  Could they intervene through the take over of health care and declare nuclear power a danger to our health?  What about intervening from a National Security perspective since the power companies must now protect nuclear material?

Let's review:  

fascist as: a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.