Thursday, July 26, 2007

Another Massachusetts Moonbat

A very wise and well known religious figure told us "out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks." I find this is a wonderful guide for judging our leaders.

Recently, one of our Congressmen put his brain on hold and spewed forth what was in his heart. John Olver D-Massachusetts described Republicans in this way - "They are nihilists. They are jihadists."

What inspired this vitriol? Here is part of the article from

This year’s appropriations tug-of-war between a new majority in Congress and a president of the opposing party does not appear to be headed for a government shutdown, but a rhetorical taboo was lifted when the word became part of the partisan message of the moment.

“The obvious plan of the Democrats is to not do appropriations bills but put everything together in a giant omnibus appropriations bill in a kind of legislative blackmail with all of the policy and increased spending, to in effect threaten the president to either sign the bill or be accused of shutting down the government,” Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, the chairman of the Republican Conference, said Wednesday.

President Bush has threatened to veto seven appropriations bills because together they would exceed his discretionary spending limit by more than $20 billion.

Congressional veterans are certain the two sides are headed for a whopper of a fight over a catchall, omnibus appropriations bill.

Democratic leaders insist, however, that they really want separate bills to pass and that they prefer to avoid an omnibus.

“That is not our intention at all,” said Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill. “If they want to cooperate with us and bring the bills to the floor, we have six or seven bills that have cleared committee. We’re ready to move.”

So, because Republicans won't bend over and take the Democrat koolaid on spending, Olver thinks they are Jihadists? What an ignorant man. Here is his voting record as a Representative. Here's more on his voting record. He's also been a Representative since 1991 - that makes him a poster child for term limits, too!

Here is something else John Olver believes:
He is deeply concerned whether we will actually have an election in Nov. '08, as he believes this administration will likely strike Iran from the air, declare a national emergency, and cancel the '08 elections.
Moonbat, anyone??

Do you ever feel sorry for the citizens of Massachusetts? They have Kennedy, Kerry, ......and Olver!


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Yes, Bill Richardson is just another Liberal but...

Yes, Bill Richardson is just another liberal. What sets him apart is his success as a governor of New Mexico as well as his vast experience as a former cabinet member and his international diplomatic experience, which the other Democratic candidates sorely lack.

Here in New Mexico he has cut taxes and been very pro-business. This has improved living circumstances immensely. I live in one of the cities that is experiencing tremendous growth and a rise in the standard of living (although, admittedly, vast poverty exists south of us due to the swell of illegal immigration.)

I am not a Democrat, but if my values were in agreement with theirs, I would consider Richardson the most qualified candidate of all in the field. Here’s hoping Hillary’s skeletons come out of the closet to haunt her, and that Obama’s charm is a thin veil revealing his shocking lack of experience and extreme views.

Murtha's Magical Money Pot

Have you ever heard of the Center for Instrumented Critical Infrastructure??

Neither have I. And neither had Rep. Jeff Flake of Arizona, but it's getting a million dollars.

Here's the story from the Politico:

Republican Rep. Jeff Flake of Arizona, the fiscal crusader who's never met an earmark he likes, questioned Democratic Rep. Peter J. Visclosky of Indiana on the House floor Tuesday about whether the Center for Instrumented Critical Infrastructure actually exists - since, hey, it's getting like a million bucks or something.

Visclosky, who chairs the spending subcommittee responsible for the project, had to admit that, well, he didn't have a clue.

After a lengthy back-and-forth, Flake, complaining that his staff couldn't find a website for the center, asked Visclosky, "Does the center currently exist?"

"At this time, I do not know," the Indiana Democrat replied. "But if it does not exist, the monies could not go to it." And who could possibly be the sponsor of such an earmark? Yes, you guessed it, the man Republicans love to hate, Pennsylvania Democrat John P. Murtha.

Despite the money's uncertain destination, the House rejected Flake's measure to strike the funds, 326-98. And the Visclosky bill also sailed through, 312-112.

Someone should investigate Murtha on this. It deals with money going to some nebulous place. Kind of like Abscam. Is he padding his retirement fund with this bogus Center for Instrumented Critical Infrastructure? We really need to ask some more questions on this.......oh wait! The investigations are all directed at Republicans time to clean the Democratic messes!

And what should we call this appropriation?? Ah!!! Another 'success' of the current Democratic Congress?


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Bluewater Lake State Park

If you are a camping fan and happen to be rolling through Western New Mexico, you will want to consider the Bluewater Lake State Park near Grants. We spent a very relaxing weekend there during my blogging absence.

Located on the north edge of the Zuni Mountains and ringed with Pinon Pine trees and Cedars, Bluewater Lake State Park is not only a good campsite with excellent amenities, but it is a lovely scenic place to set up your tent. Being conveniently located off I-40, you could use this campsite as a base for further exploration. That is what we did, traveling to the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert 125 miles away in Arizona.

The lake and creek are stocked with trout and catfish. This site is also favored for winter ice fishing! Don't miss the trail that leads to the Bluewater Creek!

If you look carefully at the limestone that surrounds the reservoir, you will find snail and brachipod fossils. The limestone comes from the time when the Bluewater Lake area was an inland sea.

At this state park there are sites for RVs and tent camping. You can choose a primitive site for $8 a night, an improved site for $10 a night which includes a picnic table and a fire ring with your tent site. there are also RV and tent sites with electricity for an additional $4 fee. Both flush toilets and outhouses are on the site, and they are kept clean. The two sites with flush toilets are heated, and in one of them is a shower house with two shower stalls per gender. The showers are push button operated. The water is well heated and feels great when you are all sweaty and need to clean up. A trick about the push button showers is to keep pushing to get a steady stream of water. Otherwise, the water will peter out in a few seconds.

If you end up visiting Bluewater Lake State Park, leave me a comment about how you liked it.


Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Presidential Quiz

This was a fun way to waste a little time. Try this quiz and let me know what your results were.

Here are my results:
Theoretical Ideal Candidate (100%)

2. Fred Thompson (63%) Information link

3. Mitt Romney (62%) Information link

4. Tom Tancredo (62%) Information link

5. Duncan Hunter (61%) Information link

6. John McCain (61%) Information link

7. Jim Gilmore (61%) Information link

8. Chuck Hagel (58%) Information link

9. Newt Gingrich (58%) Information link

10. Sam Brownback (57%) Information link

11. Tommy Thompson (55%) Information link

12. Mike Huckabee (52%) Information link

13. Ron Paul (50%) Information link

14. Rudolph Giuliani (48%) Information link

15. Kent McManigal (36%) Information link

16. Christopher Dodd (35%) Information link

17. Al Gore (34%) Information link

18. Michael Bloomberg (34%) Information link

19. John Edwards (31%) Information link

20. Bill Richardson (31%) Information link

21. Hillary Clinton (28%) Information link

22. Wesley Clark (24%) Information link

23. Joseph Biden (23%) Information link

24. Barack Obama (20%) Information link

25. Dennis Kucinich (18%) Information link

26. Alan Augustson (18%) Information link

27. Mike Gravel (17%) Information link

28. Elaine Brown (10%) Information link

Monday, July 9, 2007

Peace with Arabs? Peace with Muslims?

A blogging friend brought this to my attention. Thank you Carl B.

Golda Meir said it best decades ago. How true that is today for the whole world.

We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.

Pure Evil

Can you imagine taking a happy ten year old girl and brainwashing her to be willing to die for Jihad?

Here is part of the article describing what happened to the children at the Red Mosque siege in Pakistan:

SAIMA KHAN wants to die a martyr. Life is transient, she told her father in a telephone call last week, and the real glory is to sacrifice it for Allah. Her statement would be alarming at any age, but Saima is only 10.

As she spoke, rifle shots rang out, the acrid smell of tear gas drifted over Islamabad and hundreds of troops surrounded the pro-Taliban Red Mosque, a religious school complex in the heart of Pakistan’s capital where Saima was among hundreds of children being held as virtual hostages in a stand-off between militants and the government.

Saima and her 14-year-old sister, Asma, were embroiled in a struggle for the soul of Pakistan in which up to 70 militants died last week and more than 100 were injured, according to mosque officials.

Holed up inside the complex behind the lines of troops and razor wire, the children – many of them girls whose families had sent them to the mosque to receive a strict Islamic education – repeatedly rejected relatives’ entreaties to leave before a threatened army onslaught.

There was evidence that many had been brainwashed into a cult of martyrdom, and the authorities feared last night that some were being prepared to be suicide bombers. In barely eight weeks, Saima had been transformed from a religious but fun-loving girl to a jihadi, grimly craving martyrdom.

Imagine if you had sent your daughter to a private school to receive a decent education, and she came out so terribly radical! As a Christian, I can understand teaching your children that there is the possibility of being persecuted for your beliefs. That sort of teaching is Biblical and is a reality in countries which are hostile to Christianity (Sadly, Pakistan seems to be one of those countries). But to have your children brainwashed into believing they need to die or kill themselves to promote an oppressive theocratic system is totally evil.


Did you watch it?

I'm talking about Al Gore's Live Earth global warming concerts. I didn't even though I am a huge music lover, and I'll tell you why.

I think Al Gore is an attention seeking crank who has cottoned on to global warming as a cash cow. He's like a televangelist preaching outrageous sermons to a sycophantic, unintelligent (that is what our schools produce nowadays) boot licking crowd. All televangelistic prosperity teachers work a pyramid-like scheme that has one kingpin at the top and the rest of the peons and poor suckers giving to the cause of the kingpin. Gore has used the music industry to work the young, uneducated and inexperienced masses to an environmental froth all for his own profit. And forget the fact that the musicians and bands want to give lip service to global warming while living their lavish lifestyles. Forget the fact that global warming green means money money money.

There are far better ways to reduce the dreaded carbon footprint than by attending a 'global concert' designed to line the purses of the demigods and soak the poor kids who love music and who are trying to do something right with their young lives.

You can do what we do: Grow a garden, use a wood stove in the winter for heat, don't buy designer clothes. Use your bikes when you can. Don't eat out much, and eat less processed food. Turn off the TV, video games and i pod like devices and spend time with your family, neighbors, and friends instead of the artificial and mind numbing stimulus addiction to such devices afford.

Our future plans include installing a greywater system to recycle water (important here in the Southwest, moving to a smaller house (the kids are growing up), purchasing more land to grow more food and to live simpler.

So, you can follow our example.....or Al Gore's, whose house uses more power in a month than a normal family uses in a year! We can't afford to buy off our carbon guilt like Gore can with the money from his Global Warming products!

I'm seriously glad he never won the presidency.


Wednesday, July 4, 2007

God Bless American and those who protect us!

As we celebrate our independence, may we not forget to lift a prayer for our troops all around the world in harms' way, and all the of our domestic protectors - the Police, Fire Fighters, Border Patrol and so many others. No matter what your religion, have a listen to this amazing song and video "Somebody's Praying Me Through" sung by Allen Asbury.

God bless America! God bless our military! God bless those who protect us on our native soil! We are so blessed and so free because of them.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Why I Will Never Convert to Islam

Some purveyors of multiculturalism say all cultures are of equal value. I disagree. There are some cultures that are so damaging to humankind that they should be allowed to wither on the vine and die. The current tacit acceptance of terrorism and violence puts Islam on the list. Here are some reasons why I would rather die than become a Muslim:

Terrorism in the name of Islam

Attitude of supremacy of Muslims

Clear direction in Koran to kill “infidels” (like me)

Lack of equality for women

Lack of respect for women (the testimony of two women is equal to that of one man)

Acceptance of beating as an appropriate treatment of the wife

Glorification of violence and death

Training children to hate and kill

Extreme bigotry against Jews

Bigotry against Christians

Bigotry against believers of anything except Islam

Taking offense against anything that ‘offends’ Islam

Taquiya – it’s ok to lie to promote Islam

The fear of normal sexuality

Lack of tolerance for other cultures

Lack of tolerance for each other (Muslims kill more Muslims than anyone else)

Lack of willingness to accept religious freedom for others in “Muslim” countries

I’ll think of others as time goes on, but this is a formidable list

The God I worship tells me that my enemy, Satan, comes to steal, kill and destroy. From what I’ve seen of the public face of Islam, that pretty well sums it up.


Sunday, July 1, 2007

My Magnificent Lizards!

Here are some pictures of Roughy and Feisty hot off the press! Enjoy!

This is Feisty and Roughy. They are clutch mates, both male and they hate each other. Roughy is NOT smiling! He wants to bite and kill his brother!

Roughy the Magnificent!

Feisty pensive after encounter with his brother.

Roughy in his Lemon Colored Glory.

What do you think of these Australian Bearded Dragons??? Leave me a comment!