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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.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

I'm a 'Commie', now.

I learned this amazing fact about myself in the midst of a conversation with a self-described socialist.

As you know, I am an unabashed conservative. I like small government, self sufficiency, the sovereignty and strength of the USA, strong defense, capitalism, individual ownership of property - all that jazz.

I don't want to wear a 'Mao Suit' or a 'Lenin Suit'. I don't want to keep a picture of any 'Dear Leader' in my house. I don't like gulags - not one tiny bit. I don't mind paying for goods and services. I don't want to be told how much of a certain food that I should be allowed to buy. I don't think that 'it takes a village'.

I think that the accusation of 'commie' that was hurled at me was unbelievably ignorant, but it doesn't surprise me. Most lefties that I talk to have NO CLUE! It's a shame that in this day and age, after all of the prosperity and wealth that we have enjoyed in this country for decades, people still don't get a decent education. They don't know the difference between a small government conservative and a communist. They don't know that a small government conservative is not a fascist. They don't understand that statism is totalitarianism is communism is fascism and conservatives hate them all.

Here is double YUCK!:

(Mao Suit)

(Lenin Suit)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Letter To My Representatives

Vote NO to nationalized health care, (first name of representative)! You represent us - and we don't want the government making health care decisions for us. We are adults and we are perfectly capable of taking care of this matter in our lives. If you want to help us, keep flexible spending accounts alive, vote NO to Obama's insane health care plan (which we CANNOT AFFORD!), and help push portable health insurance, along with laws that would allow citizens to purchase health insurance across state lines. While you're at it, you could reform the medical malpractice laws!

We DO NOT WANT a European, British or Canadian-style state run healthcare program. These programs, besides offering inferior healthcare compared to the US, are a bottomless moneypit - pulling those economies into the dirt. They cannot sustain it. Neither can we! I do not want to wait a year to see a specialist, especially when weeks may make a difference in whether I live or die. I do not want some bureaucratic hack making my health care decisions for me!

Link to find your Representative.

Link to find your Senator.

(What chance do I have that my Dem Senators (including that complete asshole Specter!) will listen to me? I don't care! They will get my opinion whether they want it or not.)

****UPDATE I****

Here is a guy who is reading the entire Bill - and posting on his blog. Lines, page numbers, a link to the Bill. Read it - it will horrify you!

Flecks looks at the Bill

Thank you Anthroblogogy.

****UPDATE II****

Mike at Mike's America noted in comments that our representatives in Congress are considering passing a watered down healthcare bill. I wrote to my reps again, reminding them that expanding the federal government in this way is unacceptable. I also reminded them of some constructive ways of making the best healthcare on the planet more affordable for US Citizens - such as passing laws enabling benefit portability, enabling us to buy insurance across state lines, and tort reform.

I took the opportunity to write to them about Cap & Tax as well. I registered my disapproval of such a scheme.

I encourage you to do the same. Let's keep the pressure on the people who are elected to represent us.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy Fourth of July

One of my favorite holidays! This year I'm completely blasted after having worked 11 nights in a row - - but when it was time to BBQ and see the fireworks I was up and ready to enjoy.

I always take a moment during the fireworks to think of the millions of people all over the United States celebrating the birth of our nation. Small towns and big cities - mostly small towns I think. Every 4th of July at some point I tell the girls, "Thank God every day that you were born in the United States of America." And then I think to myself what happens to girls and women in many other countries.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Obama Administration Supports Dictator in Honduran Power Grab

Via the Washington Post, the Obama administration has come down on the wrong side of the troubles in Honduras recently.

"President Obama said yesterday that the military ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was illegal and could set a "terrible precedent.."

The facts do not support Mr. Obama's statement.

As seen in the Miami Herald, the Army arrested President Manuel Zelaya, as he was making an unconstitutional power grab.

"His actions have been repudiated by the country's supreme court, its congress, its attorney-general, its chief human-rights advocate, all its major churches, its main business association, his own political party (which recently began debating an inquiry into Zelaya's sanity) and most Hondurans..."

The Army acted on the Supreme Court's orders - and there aren't many in Honduras who would disagree with what they did, morally OR legally.

Obama has joined with Castro and Chavez in condemning the act of the Honduran people - the act of defending their constitution. Although what Obama has said doesn't surprise me, I knew he was a raving leftist, but it does really piss me off.

As Mike points out - Obama didn't have much to say in support of the Iranian people courageously standing up to a despotic and brutal government.

He was pretty quick to condemn Hondurans for exercising their duty to uphold their constitution.

Charles Krauthammer weighs in saying that Zelaya is acting extra constitutionally to dismantle a democracy and establish a dictatorship.

I am sick to death of being embarrassed by my president - he's a disgrace.