Monday, June 29, 2009


The word "hypocricy" has been used in the news a lot lately. While I don't know if I have it spelled right (it just doesn't look right, does it?), I want to point out a few things:

Yes-Governor Sanford is a hypocrite in preaching family values, in preaching against Clinton when he had his affair, etc by having an affair himself. But he is human. He is a sinner, like ALL of us. What cracks me up is that for the left and the media, it is better to be one of no values than to be one of values, who will inevitably fall. Sounds a little backwards right?

Well, hypocricy just doesn't apply to all of the politicians that are cheating on their spouses...remember, they are on BOTH sides of the isle. The IMPORTANT hypocricy that should be pointed out right now should be that of the Obama administration and liberal side of the aisle.

For instance...there are numerous stories right now of left wingers (in government and media) calling Conservatives "terrorists" and that the Repubs who voted against Cap & Trade committed "treason." Huh? What happened to dissent being okay? What about the democrats (30) who voted against it? All thru the Bush admin. the left fought for the right to protest (over and over and over and over) the Iraq War because dissent is "healthy" and "patriotic." So, it's not now that the Repubs are the ones dissenting? Not just on Cap and Trade, but on most of Obama's very liberal, radical policies? Hypocritical? Yup.

What about this transparency thing? Obama constantly nailed Bush for not having a transparent administration, and promised one throughout his campaign. And while it feels like he is transparent because he is on TV ALL the time...he isn't. Take for example the Stimulus bill and the Cap and Trade bill...both completed and rushed to vote without anyone getting a chance to actually READ them! The Cap and Trade bill-was 1500 pages and was not released until the afternoon before the day of the vote. Then, at 3am, a 300 page ammendment was added! Transparency? The Republicans didn't even get a chance to read the darn bill! Obama promised all legislation would be out to the American public 5 days before it was voted on, so we would have a chance to give feedback to our congressmen/women. Not happening. Remember the whole AIG thing with the bonuses? Well, that was in the Stimulus bill-that they would still get the bonuses...yet when it happens, AIG gets lambasted. No-not the Congress who didn't read and passed the bill okaying the bonuses, but the poor CEO who volunteered to work for a $1/year to get the company back on track. Ridiculous!

More hypocricy? Feminism. The feminist movement thru the years has boasted of their ability to be a voice for women. To help women climb the ladder and to fight sexual discrimination. Then came Sarah Palin and Carrie Prejean. These women were lambasted by the press, by liberal bloggers, by people like David Lettermen...Where were all of the feminists out there to stick up for them? The National Organization for women? Lately, there was also a controversy over an article on Playboy's website, where one of the male writers made a "Conservative Women Hatef--- list", simulating the rape of 10 high profile Conservative women. Again, where were the feminists? Silent. If these women had been liberals, the media and the women organizations would have been up in arms. Do you know who has stuck up for the above mentioned women? Men. Yep-men. Men like Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly...Interesting-aren't white men the root of all evil?

More hypocricy? Supreme was totally okay for the left to completely annhialate Conservative nominees, using race and other personal attacks to denigrate them. Yet, when the right questions Sotomayor's past comments and evidence where she uses race as a factor in her decisions, the Republicans are lambasted for bringing it up! She also said that she was outright more capable of making right decisions because of her race and her background. If a Republican nominee said this, can you imagine!!!

More hypocricy? The liberals KEEP talking about slavery and how bad our country is because of this horrible part of our past. In fact, Congress just passed another formal apology for slavery in this last session (they have time for this???). YET-while slavery was horrible, these same people fight for the right to kill babies via abortion. With slavery-a war was fought, Martin Luther King, JR. and others stood up and were able to verbalize and fight for their rights...which thru the civil rights movement, they got. These babies don't have a voice. And they are being MURDERED, not just enslaved and denied rights. They are being denied the right to LIVE. Look at the babies Dr. Tiller was killing-they were late term and could have lived outside of the womb at the time they were aborted! And this is legal! Back then slavery was legal-not right, but legal. It was the way of life then. Well, now, abortion is part of our culture and I can't believe that people don't see the hypocricy in being okay with one and not the other.

Ok-last one. The ACLU-a very liberal organization who on a very regular basis only fights for causes that helps the liberal agenda. They are up in arms about the interrogation photos, blah, blah, blah...and very much against the enhanced interrogation. However, I have yet to hear a solution?? Rather than catch the terrorists and interrogate them, should we just shoot them then (since they are caught in the middle of a war)??? Human rights? Do you have more rights when you are alive and being interrogated or when you are dead? If that is not their answer, then what should our armed forces do? Let them go? Arrest them, read them Miranda rights, then (as would happen in this situation) let them go? Let them go to help plan their next attack? In Bill O'Reilly's book, Culture Warrior, he talks about numerous cases of hypocricy where the ACLU sticks up for the rapists instead of the responsible parents, etc.--very hypocritical, like NOW, in that they only speak out for liberal causes, and leave the conservative ones in the dust.

So...enuf of Sanford...he made a mistake and it is between him and his family. Leave him alone. Want to talk hypocricy within our government? Lets talk about real issues. Real issues that affect lives of all Americans. We need to take our "Obama" blinders off. We need to pay attention to the lies we are being told on a daily basis. We need to be aware of the outstanding amount of corruption happening right now-ha! that is a whole other post (ACORN, numerous members of congress up to their necks in corruption...) We need to stand up and fight against the hypocricy that is out there!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

In love with this photo...

In love with this photo...I don't know if it is because it is a close up, or if it's her gorgeous eyes...but I am glad I picked up the camera and caught this sweet face. Love you Mallory!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Fathers Day

Yesterday ended up being a pretty busy day, but I wanted to go ahead and write a quick note thanking the 3 amazing fathers in my life: my Heavenly Father, my earthly father, and the father of my 2 beautiful girls. First, I want to note how lucky I am to have the best husband and the greatest father to Keaton and Mallory. Dan is truly amazing and I am very blessed to have him in my life. The girls adore him and the reason why is obvious!

Secondly, while my time with my dad was waaay too short, I am blessed to have had him as my father. He was amazing-kind, funny, dedicated, a hero in many, many ways. I miss him so much and look forward to the day where I will see him again.
Lastly and most importantly, I want to thank God, my ultimate Father for all of the blessings in my life, especially the 2 wonderful individuals mentioned above. I am so very blessed.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Valuable Lesson from BAD TV show...

I just caught a few minutes of the show "I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here" and realized something interesting...that like the settlers in Jamestown, the participants are learning one lesson: socialism does not work. A couple of them were complaining about how a couple were doing all of the work, yet they all had equal access to the fire, food, etc. Wow. Such a profound concept on what I consider a pretty bad TV show...because when this happens, chaos Jamestown it was the same way. All of the settlers shared equally the fruits of the labor--the problem was that some of them got lazy and realized "hey, why should I work hard, I still get the same amount of food no matter what I do"-thus a small portion of the settlers ended up doing all the work, yet not getting any increase in their result...sound familiar (taxes)???

This mindset is where we are heading with the "redistribution of wealth" philosophy. People who are working hard to earn what they have will be punished monetarily in order to provide for those who do not have as much. Now, I am not saying that the poor do not deserve assistance---but what if they are drug addicts or gambling addicts? Should my money be going to them with no limitation??? Is that truly helping them??? NO-what helps these people is teaching them personal responsbility. Teaching them how to work hard to earn what they want. Teaching them that taking the easy way out is not always the best way out.

President Obama, as he showed during the campaign, believes in the "share the wealth" we not learn from history??? From other countries??? Socialism fails every time, yet that is where our country is heading. This truly worries me-with all of the bailouts, ownership of car companies and enlargement of government...our country is heading in a dangerous direction.