Thursday, January 31, 2008

More thoughts on McCain

Dems Want to Lose -- But GOP Doesn't Want to Win

This pretty much sums it up for me, and Victor Davis Hanson is some one who's writing I appreciate. Clear thinking in the midst of all this chaos.

I'm still not ready to commit to a McCain nomination, but if it IS the way it falls, I'll have to come back and reread this many times before election day.


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Wow, I've been busy! ;)

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I'm just sick

I can't stomach the thought of having to vote for McCain for President.

But, when the choice is a liberal Republican or a socialist Democrat, then I really will be voting for the lesser of two evils. And yes, I know that still means I'm voting for evil.

I'm really hoping Mitt can pull this out, I've been a Romney gal from early on p(although I did hope that Fred would do better, THAT would have been interesting!) I'm still wistfully hoping for a Romney/Thompson ticket, but I fear it is not to be.

Yeah, I'm depressed, and I know that it's going to be hard to get the Republican base excited enough to get out and vote for McCain, but I hope the threat of the alternative is enough to motivate them.

Or maybe 4 years of miserable policies and higher taxes with a Democrat is better motivation than 4 years of miserable policies and higher taxes from a Republican. At least with McCain I don't have to worry about foreign policy issues so's just that with moving back to Arizona, I AM concerned about his border enforcement ideas.

I told my Mom that I would vote for McCain for president, but I will NEVER vote for him again for Senator. She didn't understand that. But then, she'll likely be voting Obama like most of the rest of Illinois come November.'s Day by Day says it all- Day by Day


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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

This almost slipped by me

Today is the 22nd anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion.

Here's the Wiki on it

I remember the day. I was just getting ready to leave the house for work, and as I walked through the living room, I saw them cut away to the news. Needless to say, I was late for work that day.

Isn't it interesting how we can so easily recall the disasters and tragedies in our collective lives. Each generation has their moments that make time seem to stop. Pearl Harbor, Kennedy's assassination, landing on the moon, Reagan being shot, the Challenger disaster, and of course 9/11/2001. Some of these seem to affect all people equally, and others are much more personal to some than to others, but these are the moments we look back on and say, "I remember what I was doing when..."

Today, that reminiscence is for Challenger, her crew, and their families-

High Flight
by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds...and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of...wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up, the long, delirious burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, nor even eagle flew.
And while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space...
...put out my hand, and touched the face of God.


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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Blogging for LIFE

I'm still working on my post about abortion, but I did want to be a part of the Blogs for Life today, on this 36th anniversary of the travesty of law known as Roe v. Wade.

For right now, here's a couple of links I found interesting. Hopefully, later on today I'll have a chance to post more. Right now I'm headed off to Church to pray before the Blessed Sacrament that more women will choose life in this coming year.

I'm pro-life, but not religious

Michelle Malkin

Texas Rainmaker

Reported abortions continue to decrease

Have any other good pro-life links? Leave 'em in my comments!


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Monday, January 07, 2008

From my brother- review

Yep, some people have wayyyy too much time on their hands! ;)


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heh...I can live with this

How my views match up to the candidates-

80% Fred Thompson
79% Mitt Romney
77% Tom Tancredo
75% John McCain
67% Mike Huckabee
65% Ron Paul
59% Rudy Giuliani
32% Hillary Clinton
31% Bill Richardson
28% Barack Obama
28% John Edwards
25% Chris Dodd
24% Joe Biden
20% Mike Gravel
13% Dennis Kucinich

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz


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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

More good news from Iraq

Ceremony Marks Iraqi Control of Basra

Taking another positive step in Iraqi self-reliance, Basra became the ninth province to meet the joint conditions agreed upon by the Government of Iraq and Multi-National Force-Iraq.

Wow! Remember when all we heard was bad news coming out of Basra? It's a cautious step forward, but it's HUGE in terms of winning the war and getting our guys home in victory!

he people of the province can also celebrate that unification is occurring on many levels, and the central and provincial governments are working together. Iraqi Security Forces in Basra have sustained their own security for four months now. Basra is the ninth of Iraq’s eighteen provinces transferred to provincial authorities under control of the province’s governor.

HALF of Iraq's provinces are under complete Iraqi control? That's a huge deal that to my knowledge isn't getting much press here in the States! Go read the rest of the article, and if you aren't already getting your news from the MNF-I site, you SHOULD be! At the very least, sign up for their weekly email and just read that much. That's what I've been doing for months now. It's all the news you WON'T here about much otherwise!


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