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Grizzly Mama

There's a Grizzly who has escaped the City of Brotherly Love..(and she's going back to homeschooling!!)

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Location: Out of Philly, Pennsylvania, United States

"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Monday, January 31, 2005

Blood and Guts

Thanks to Burlyman posting on Iraq the Model: (If the last post's links didn't bring a tear to your eye - THIS will!!)


It's all about the blood and the guts - this we learned at our mother's knee.

(*WARNING*WARNING* - Government education rant approaching***)

What are they teaching these kids for American history these days? Do the kids in America understand about THE BLOOD AND THE GUTS??!!

Have they been taught that they are the guardians of Freedom??!! Do they understand about honor...and, and, LIVE FREE OR DIE??!! Do they? Are they being taught (as I was) that the red in the American flag symbolizes the valour and the blood, the white symbolizes purity, and the blue - vigilance? (Swear to God I was told in school that the red symbolizes the blood - pretty freaky for a 1st grader BUT!! I NEVER forgot about the BLOOD AND THE GUTS.)

My father was a real prick - but there are a few things he reinforced in me that I cherish. One of those things is Blood and Guts. Another is:

Better Dead than Red!

I've met a few people who think Better RED than dead! HA! I scoff at them. I like the saying I learned more! Some would be fine living the half-life of a slave. Not I. Apparently not 8+ million Iraqi.

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Are the leftists happy today?

I have heard som....Oh shoot - to HELL with the leftists today!!! :-)

Today - today - it is ALL about Iraq!!! It is ALL about courage and freedom!! If the following words of Iraqis don't bring a tear to your eye, well then, you are a veritable stone of a person indeed.

God Bless the Coalition, and GOD BLESS A FREE IRAQ!!! You have made us proud today, IRAQ! You have honored the fallen, my courageous Iraqi brothers and sisters!!!

Words of Ali:
A'ash Al Iraq

Dr. Humanity:
A'ash Al Iraq

A'ash Al Iraq

A'ash Al Iraq

A'ash Al Iraq

A'ash Al Iraq

Baghdad Dweller:
A'ash Al Iraq

And the lovely Fayrouz in Dallas:
A'ash Al Iraq

Saturday, January 29, 2005

More words from Iraqis

Neurotic Iraqi Wife says:

"Crowds and crowds of people started walking in at 730am on a Friday morning. It was simply beautiful. Families singing and clapping as they made their way through. I cant describe the feelings of jubilation."

See the rest of her experience and a picture of her badge of courage here:

The Mark of Freedom

Ali says:

"Tomorrow my heart will race my hand to the box. Tomorrow I'll race even the sun to the voting centre, my Ka'aba and my Mecca. I'm so excited and so happy that I can't even feel the fear I though I would have at this time.
I can't wait until tomorrow."

Ali very eloquently talks about his feelings here:


Kurdo says:
"Tomorrow will be a historic day in the Middle East and the whole world generally. I think the Iraqi elections are now as famous as the American elections back in November."

Kurdo has great debates and great pictures on his blog here:


That is just a glimpse. There's more and it is edifying. I am heartened to see the furious debate amongst the Kurds now - as it seems many Kurds had decided not to vote until recently.

Do we realize how HUGE this is??!! I do! Send some positive waves to the freedom loving Iraqis - they deserve all the good prayers we have to offer. They deserve our admiration and our gratitude for stepping up to the plate in the dangerous situation they find themselves in. It is no small thing.

Friday, January 28, 2005

Tribute to a brave and free Iraq

Well - you have to read what freedom loving Iraqis are saying in their own (very eloquent) words. This is a huge weekend for the entire world - history is being made as we watch in comfort from our homes in America. Iraqis are going to vote amid danger and terrorist threats. They are going to vote!! God Bless them and God Bless their beautiful country.

Mohammed at Iraq the Model says:

'The terrorists have challenged the bravery of the Iraqi people but they messed with the wrong people. The people have accepted the challenge; democracy and elections are not a luxury for Iraqis, it's an issue of life or death. And the terror brutal campaign has only made the people more determined to go on with the change.'

Read it all at this link:
(When you get there - scroll down until the right side-bar information is finished - you will then see the astuteness, the discernment, the utter percipience of our dauntless Iraqi brothers and sisters...

Go Iraq, Go!

I will be providing links all weekend for those interested in hearing it straight from the horses mouth.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Homeschoolers in Germany in danger of losing their children

God Bless America - that's all I have to say about it. We need to remain vigilant in this country so that we do not lose our parental rights as they have in Germany. I am adding another homeschool link (to the left) for the Homeschool Legal Defense Association.

Here is the alert:

The Germans need our help!!!


The Germans still need our help!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Go Eagles! Go Eagles! Go Eagles!!

Go Eagles! Go Eagles! Go Eagles! Go Eagles! Go Eagles! Go Eagles!

Although the Denver Broncos are first in my heart (I was born and raised in Denver...) the Eagles became second in my heart after I transplanted to this area 16 years ago.

Go Eagles!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

One very good reason why: I Like My Guns!

see the pretty graph!

This website will go over to the favorite links, too!

Visit it - lots of interesting stories and information.

I bought my first gun when I was 22 or so. Got it at a gun show in Denver - and YES - I had to get a background check and wait several days before I actually got the gun. She's a purty little thing. Ruger 357 magnum with a 4 inch barrel. Black. I keep it loaded with 38's though because firing that weapon with a 357 magnum bullet scares the crap out of me!! A big fire comes out of the end of the gun when I do that! Then it dances around in my hands a bit. I have the gun (and some others that have been acquired over the years through marriage) for safety and protection of myself and my little cubs. Sheesh - I love my local police force but they can't stand guard outside my house 24/7. I've never had to use it and God willing I will never have to use it. Although there was that one little incident - a large man and his road rage - getting out of his car and coming after me and my little daughter in our van....well - I just showed him the gun and he spun around on his heels and walked away. Didn't point it at him - didn't even take it out of the holster. Just showed it to him.

I do so love my first little gun.

Friday, January 14, 2005

I'm alert! and Words from Iraqis about their coming elections....

I'm alert for the first time in about a year and a half. It's frightening. I've been on Dilantin (anti-seizure drug) for the treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia. I recently had an allergic reaction to the drug and then to another anti-seizure drug called Neurontin. I've had a couple of weeks of hell starting with the reactions and ending with withdrawal (which was horrifying). After coming off the drug I realized that I didn't need to drink a pot of coffee to stay awake but only after I had drunk the pot that day. I'm smoking a lot less, too. I'm stabilizing now and the neurologist wants me to try staying off of the medication and hope for the best that the T.N. will calm down for awhile.

Here is an interesting bit of info from the courageous men at Iraq the Model. Comments from Iraqis and Arabs about the upcoming elections in Iraq. Warning: You won't see this on the news...

Iraqi thoughts

The elections are getting close and it is time for us to trust the Iraqis. I don't think that the trust will be misplaced. God Bless Iraq and God Bless America.

Friday, January 07, 2005

Academic Fifth Column - with a twist

Dissident Arab Gets the Treatment

From the article:

"I enrolled in Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California and immediately registered for “Introduction to American Government and Politics." I was shocked by my Professor’s singularly one-sided presentation. Week after week, I encountered a lack of intellectual and political diversity that I would have more commonly expected to have heard on the streets of pre-liberation Iraq. In this particular class I heard only one consistent refrain: America is bad."

A remarkable story worth reading in its entirety. If it isn't obvious by now - I'm fairly right-wing and a big fan of David Horowitz and his website frontpagemag.com. As a matter of fact - I'm adding a link to him tonight.

Students for Academic Freedom is a worthy organization of fine young students fighting for the right of diversity of opinion and politics in our nations leftist universities. Check them out and encourage them if it pleases you!

Hope everyone had a great holiday season. Oh alright I'll just come out and say it....I hope everyone had a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!