Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mr. President, who's side are you on?

When President Obama sides with Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega and the Castro brothers, he gives rise to the possibility that he prefers a Marxist Socialist political model.

Here is what Reuters is reporting this morning:

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday the coup that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was illegal and would set a "terrible precedent" of transition by military force unless it was reversed.

"We believe that the coup was not legal and that President Zelaya remains the president of Honduras, the democratically elected president there," Obama told reporters after an Oval Office meeting with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe.

Zelaya, in office since 2006, was overthrown in a dawn coup on Sunday after he angered the judiciary, Congress and the army by seeking constitutional changes that would allow presidents to seek re-election beyond a four-year term.

Yes, Manuel Zelaya is an elected president, but he was acting extra-constitutionally to grab power and institute a Chavez-like dictatorship in the Honduras.

Listen to what Charles Krauthammer has to say about this:

Here is another opinion about President Obama's decision about the Honduras coup:

So if Obama's foreign policy has already failed or is in the process of failing throughout the world, why is he refusing to reassess it? Why, with blood running through the streets of Iran, is he still interested in appeasing the mullahs? Why, with Venezuela threatening to invade Honduras for Zelaya, is he siding with Zelaya against Honduran democrats? Why, with the Palestinians refusing to accept the Jewish people's right to self-determination, is he seeking to expel some 500,000 Jews from their homes in the interest of appeasing the Palestinians? Why, with North Korea threatening to attack the US with ballistic missiles, is he refusing to order the USS John McCain to interdict the suspected North Korean missile ship it has been trailing for the past two weeks? Why, when the Sudanese government continues to sponsor the murder of Darfuris, is the administration claiming that the genocide in Darfur has ended?

The only reasonable answer to all of these questions is that far from being nonideological, Obama's foreign policy is the most ideologically driven since Carter's tenure in office. If when Obama came into office there was a question about whether he was a foreign policy pragmatist or an ideologue, his behavior in his first six months in office has dispelled all doubt. Obama is moved by a radical, anti-American ideology that motivates him to dismiss the importance of democracy and side with anti-American dictators against US allies.

One more source of information from the incomparable Neal Boortz. His article spells out the Honduran situation with great clarity.

President Obama, whose side are you on?

Friday, June 26, 2009

Are you seeing this, too?

Our President appears to be doing everything he can to weaken our economy and make us less able to defend ourselves. Like Jimmy Carter, Obama looks like he is doing everything he can to weaken our military and financial sectors, making us a little less competitive and a little more vulnerable to attack every day. Not only that, he and the Democratic controlled Congress are eroding the liberties granted us by our founding fathers by massive over spending of the federal budget, forcing a crackpot science global warming based energy agenda upon this nation what will lead to the greatest energy tax increases of all time, forcing a universal health care system on our nation, which is a system of health rationing, cutting back defense at a time when we are at war with an enemy that would like to send the head of your son or daughter home in a hat box, and by limiting freedom of speech through encouraging the passage of the "Fairness Doctrine" and promoting "hate crimes" legislation.

On domestic policy, it seems that everything being done is forcing workers to pay for the wants, needs and benefits for non workers. The wealthiest among us are being taxed to the point of leaving the country, and those less wealthy who are business men and woman, those who create jobs in this country, are threatened with higher taxes if they make more than $250,000/year. That kind of policy does not encourage production and enterprise.

Is Obama's chief goal to drive the unemployment rate to over 20% in the next six months to a year? He's well on his way by his approval of the 'tax and spend' policies of the liberally controlled Congress. Is he seeking to create a nation of those who are dependent on the government for their every need? There are those voters who will always vote for more benefits, no matter how much it hurts the economy.

At the current rate of "CHANGE" our government policies will be unsustainable and financially we will collapse, much like Germany before the rise of the National Socialist Party, when inflation became rampant because of the unsustainability of the government policies. Our standard of living will drop and American citizens will become poor and poorer. Those least able to care for themselves would bear the brunt of the Obama economic policies. Those still employed would be stiffly taxed in a futile attempt to fill the rapidly draining coffers of the bloated government.

Are you seeing this? Are you talking about it? Are you going to just let it happen?

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Yesterdays in Montross

We just had a delightful breakfast on the porch of a gem of a restaurant called Yesterdays. Set in rural Montross, Virginia, which is on Hwy 3 on the Northern Neck of Virginia, Yesterdays has a beautiful and traditional breakfast selection. They have been serving lunch and dinner in their elegantly appointed restaurant since 1986, but have recently expanded their menu to include breakfast. My husband ordered the “Lee Breakfast” which included two eggs, toast, hash browns or grits, and good Virginia country ham. I ordered the biscuits with sausage gravy, which was very meaty and flavored with a hint of sage and Old Bay Seasoning. Both meals were garnished with perfect lettuce and a bright red watermelon slice – refreshing and so appropriate for the season. Part of their breakfast menu were delightful breakfast cocktails – the Mimosa and the Bloody Mary - half champagne and half juice. Prices at Yesterdays were more than reasonable. Their service was exceptional and the servers were friendly and attentive. We heartily recommend Yesterdays for well priced elegant dining, a classy setting and delicious food.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fifth Century Prayers

For Your Peace

Make Your tranquility, O Lord, to dwell amongst us, and Your peace to abide in our hearts. May our voices proclaim your truth, and may Your Cross be the guardian of our souls. Account us worthy, O Lord, with boldness which is of You, to offer unto You of Your grace a pure and holy prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

- Liturgy of the Nestorians


Almighty God, we beseech You to hear our prayers for all who sin against You, or neglect to serve You, all who forget You, all who leave You out of their lives. O Lord, have mercy upon them; bestow upon us all true repentance and an earnest longing for Yourself. Promise, we ask You, O Lord, to strengthen and confirm all Your faithful people, and to lift up the light of Your Face upon them, giving them continually heavenly desires; through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN

- An Ancient Collect

An Evening Thanksgiving

Accept, we beseech You, our evening thanksgiving, O You Fountain of all good, who has led us in safety through the length of the day; Who daily blesses us with so many temporal mercies and has given us the hope of resurrection to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN

- An Ancient Collect

For Blessing

Bless all who worship You, from the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same. Of Your goodness, give us; with Your love, inspire us, by Your spirit guide us; by Your power, protect us; in Your mercy receive us now and always. AMEN

- An Ancient Collect

For Communicants

Hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly beseech You, and grant to all communicants of your Church this day, true repentance and living faith. And we pray that all those who shall from time to time receive Your creatures of bread and wine, according to Your Son our Savior Jesus Christ’s Holy institution, in remembrance of His Death and Passion, may be partakers of His most blessed Body and Blood; to Whom with You and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory, world without end. AMEN

- An Ancient Liturgy

For Right Living

Grant to us, Lord, We ask You, the spirit to think and do always such things as be rightful; that we, who cannot do anything that is good without You, may by You be enabled to live according to Your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN

- Leonine Sacramentary

For Heavenly-Mindedness

Grant us, O Lord, not to mind earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away , to cleave to those that shall abide; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

- Leonine Sacramentary

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Stories to Tell

This girl has stories to tell about the protest marches in Iran!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Quote of the Day

"The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, and the public debt should be reduced. The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance." - Cicero, 55 BC

Ain't that the truth! Are you listening, Congress and Obama??