Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day 2011 Taps for the Fallen

War 1914-1918
In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

In honor of two brothers and a sister who are among the deceased veterans from all of our wars, here is an expanded version of the original "taps."

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dee Perez-Scott: Soros is like you, he doesn't believe in the freedom of speech

Billionaire George Soros is using his money to co-opt and control the liberal media -- reshaping the news to suit his ultra left wing views!

We need to demand that the media tell the truth about George Soros’s plan to undo the U.S.
Soros has spent more than $48 million to gain influence at journalism schools, and journalism organizations.

+ + Soros’ influence over the media is undermining our nation

The well-funded tentacles of George Soros go far beyond his funding of Columbia University’s School of Journalism – one of the most famous journalism school in the nation, he’s also bankrolling: The National Federation of Community Broadcasters, The Committee to Protect Journalists, and the National Association of Hispanic Broadcasters and more.

But that’s just the tip of Soros’ ultra left iceberg.

Those angered by his control of the media might be tempted to voice their concerns to the Organization of News Ombudsman -- a group of 57 media professionals devoted to “monitoring accuracy, fairness and balance.” Unfortunately, that group is also funded by Soros!

The group’s membership reads like a media “Who’s Who” including: Brent Jones of USA Today, Alicia Shepard, NPR, Patrick Pexton, The Washington Post, Deirdre Edgar of the Los Angeles Times ...

Liberal academic programs, left-wing investigative journalism and supposedly neutral news organizations, are all being funded by a man who despises the right, and seeks to take down the U.S.A.!

Soros’ plan is obvious.

The bigger question is, will Americans rise up and confront the Soros threat?

We need to take aggressive action. Some analysts and researchers are committed to exposing Soros’ agenda, but we all need to spread the word about this very dangerous man.

Left unchecked, Soros has the means to destroy our freedom and our way of life! That’s why right now, we must leverage our effots against the left-wing media, bludgeoning them with the truth about Soros, and alerting the nation to this terrible threat!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Kos has a hemorrhage over Prosser's victory in Wisconsin

Chris Bowers writing for the Daily Kos, an extreme Left Wing blog, indicated that the vote totals in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race swung back and forth for a time but that the final count favored incumbent Justice David Prosser. Kos/Bowers had a hemorrhage because late votes in Waukesha County favored Prosser 11,008 to Kloppenburg’s 3,426 giving Prosser a winning total in the election. Left Wing Kos found that very upsetting and is desperately trying to find something wrong with those additional votes to rescue Kloppenburg from the egg on her face she got as a result of her premature victory announcement when she had a temporary scant hundred or so vote margin with more to be counted.

Kos also criticizes Brookfield, a conservative community in Waukesha County, because of its desirable life style and demographics. One wonders whether Kos would actually prefer to live in a crime and graffiti-ridden neighborhood or is simply envious of Brookfield citizens.

It would also be interesting to review Kos’s blog when the Saturday Night Live village idiot stole the election in Minnesota. Wasn’t there a report that more votes were cast in some counties than there were registered voters? Didn’t Coleman, the Republican, lead until more Franken votes were found in some precincts? Reminds one of Chicago-style politics, doesn’t it? Wait until the preliminary vote is in and then “find” enough votes to win, even if you have to register and create ballots for local cemetery residents. I doubt that Kos raised a fuss about that outcome.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wisconsin wins; unions not so much!

Kudos to the Wisconsin voters for re-electing Judge Prosser and restoring control of the state to the governor, the legislature and the people rather than turning it over to the Left Wing unions. The unions now need to change course and show a willingness to accept the law as written as long as state benefits exceed the national average. Then when they fall below that level that will be the time to make their case, if they have one.


Pay Attention: Dee Perez-Scott: 2012 Federal Budget

Democratic and Republican lawmakers are running out of time to reach an agreement on the 2011 budget.

Meanwhile, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, is looking beyond this Friday's midnight deadline. He has announced plans for blockbuster legislation for fiscal year 2012.

The plan will cut the budget by more than $4 trillion over the next decade, bringing spending back to 2008 levels.

"Look, we intend to not only cut discretionary spending and put caps on spending, you have to address the drivers of our debt," Ryan told "Fox News Sunday."

"We need to engage with the American people on a fact-based budget, on stopping politicians from making empty promises to people, and talk to the country about what is necessary to fix these problems," Ryan added.

In a recent interview on The 700 Club, Ryan said America has a choice between two futures.

"Do you want the historic American idea, the 'exceptionalism,' that opportunity society with a safety net?" Ryan asked. "Or do you want to go down the path that the president has put out for us, which is putting us down towards a debt ridden crisis, a cradle to grave, European-style, social welfare state?"

At the top of Ryan's To Do list is making changes to Medicaid and Medicare. The Wisconsin congressman says that's the key because spending on those programs will skyrocket in coming years.

"The key is this -- There is nobody saying that Medicare can stay on its current path. Even "Obamacare" acknowledges that," Ryan said. "So we should not be measuring ourselves against some mythical future of Medicare that isn't sustainable."

Ryan also proposes pro-growth tax changes, including lower tax rates and broadening the tax base.

"We want job creation," he said. "Pro-growth tax reform is a key ingredient to getting this economy working again, getting this economy growing again."

In the meantime, the 2011 budget still hasn't been resolved. Republicans and Democrats are trying to strike yet another deal to avoid a government shutdown.

Lawmakers are running out of time to reach an agreement. Funding for the government expires at midnight Friday.

"We control one-half of one-third of the government here," House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, noted. "But we're going continue to fight for the largest spending cuts that we can get."

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. suggested GOP lawmakers were under the thumb of the Tea Party.

"The Republican leadership in the House has to make a decision whether they're going to do the right thing for the country or do the right thing for the Tea Party," Reid said.

While Democrats have agreed to make over $30 billion in spending cuts over the next 6 months, the Tea Party members say there's no room for compromise -- especially on issues like Planned Parenthood.

"If liberals in the Senate would rather play political games and shut down the government instead of making a small down- payment on fiscal discipline and reform, I say shut it down," Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., said.

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Death of Common Sense

An Obituary printed in the London Times - Interesting and sadly rather true.

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend,Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or a paracetamol to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I'm A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on.