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I'm a simple man, not a simpleton. The worst thing any of our leaders can do is to get those two things confused. I'm a warrior for those things I believe in. I stand up for my friends, family, God, and country. All I truly want is for the government to stay as far out of my life as I can get it. Oh and just in case you haven't guessed it; I'm conservative in my bones.


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Friday, July 31, 2009

Cash For Clunkers PC Takeover

I posted on this at patdollard.com but figured I'd mention it here, as I have no clue how many of you know that I'm back to posting there daily.

So, here's the skinny on this little piece of Government proctological movement. By which, I mean that they've found yet another way to look right up your ass and tell what color your crap is. If you go to the cash for clunkers website, you will be, in essence and legal fact, be handing ownership of your PC to the Federal government. They will be able to monitor anything that happens with your PC at any time and there is not a damn thing that you can do, legally.

The warning that the site gives is so broad that it leaves the door open for the government to do LITERALLY anything, up to and including listen in on phone calls you make, if you use a voip provider to do so. It even opens it up for foreign governments or agencies to monitor you. Hello UN? Are you listening?

I don't know about the rest of you, but this is the type of thing that I have been looking for from our government for a LONG time. How this ever got put into place without anyone raising holy hell is beyond my imagination. Well, check out the video and whether you are a Glenn Beck fan or not, give this some serious consideration.

video courtesy of Breitbart.com

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Honor to our Founders. Wisdom Of The Ages

This is as telling as anything about how much our Founders were forward thinking and knew exactly what government would become without vigilance.

"If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute." --Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791

Monday, July 27, 2009

Personal And Off Topic

I just got a phone call from one of my younger sisters. The reason she was upset is that today is my Mother's Birthday. She (my Mother) died on Nov. 28th, 2004 at Bass Memorial Hospital in Enid, Oklahoma. Here's the Obituary that ran that week in our local paper.

Fleta Dawn Frye, age 58, of Lamont entered into rest Sunday morning November 28th, 2004, at Integris Bass Hospital in Enid, Oklahoma. Services will be held on Wednesday December 1st, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Prairie View Assembly of God Church at 223 South Maple in Lamont with Reverend Andy Vaughan officiating. Internment will follow in the Lamont Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home of Tonkawa.
Fleta Dawn is survived by her husband, Delmer of the home and five daughters: Jamie Diefenbach of Farmington, New Mexico, Maria Elena Parson, Herminia and husband Eddie Shelton, Yolanda and husband Ray Gillion of Lamont and Nina Ann Ehnen of Dover and one son Harold Keith Ent and wife Marie of Alva, two sisters Cathy Springer and Thelma Gene Lucas and one brother Larry James.
Her parents, grandparents, one sister, one brother and a son-in-law preceded her in death.
Fleta Dawn had 27 surviving grandchildren. She was a mother to many and a friend to all. Memorials may be sent to the Prairie View Assembly of God Church

The name above in red is me. This is the first and only time I'll publish my name here, but for her sake I'll do it so as to do her honor here. I'd like to tell you that my mother was always a saint, but that would be a lie of the greatest magnitude. Without going into any details let me say that there are so many statistics that I and my sisters have been classified under to make a Dept. of Human Services worker cry. My youth had very few good memories and my mother's choices in men had much to do with this. She jumped right into being a mother at a VERY young age and unfortunately being a mother did not come with a manual. She made some horrendous and scarring errors in our upbringing. Think of a type of abuse and I will bet that it happened to me and my sisters at some point. The fact that I survived my childhood and came out of it as well adjusted as I have is thanks only to God.

That brings me to the point of this post. My mother is a testament to the power of redemption and forgiveness. Some years back,(in truth, too far back for me to remember clearly) my mother found her faith and grabbed a hold of it like a dying man grabs driftwood in a raging river. She has been at times a fighter, drinker, smoker, honky-tonker(one day I'll relate the story of her trying to slap Conway Twitty.), and general bad girl. But that turned around somewhere this side of 20 years ago. I don't know exactly how it happened but I do know that it happened and it was for real.

My Mother fell in love with her Lord and clung to him in selfless service every chance she got. Like me she had her opinions and if you didn't care to hear them it was best if you didn't sit down at her table. However, I don't know of many who would have passed up a chance to put their feet under her table. On a shotgun modest living she somehow managed to feed all of us and still have enough for the kids that would be an endless parade through her home. Her dedication to her Lord was not easy for her, especially in the last 2 years of her life.

On her way home from another city some 40 miles away a farmer ran a stop sign pulling the header to a wheat combine. For those that care to google it, you get the idea. The wreck left my step-father and niece unharmed for the most part. My mother was not so lucky. She broke her leg in several places and her ball joint in her hip had an x-fracture right across the top. They did at least two surgeries that I know of to install a rod in her leg and try to correct the breakage. Unfortunately, my mother had diabetes and was also a rather large woman at that point in her life. The breaks wouldn't heal. I took time away from work to help tend to her for about 90 days after her last trip into the hospital. I remember late at night, she'd cry out in agony for the Lord to either heal her or take her home. This happened EVERY night. She couldn't get to the bathroom by herself and I'd have to take care of that and clean any accidents that might happen and the shame she felt was almost as intense as the pain. Through the worst of it, I stayed and took care of her as best as I could. Through it all, her faith never wavered.

She eventually got some better and moved from the farm that she and my stepfather lived in to the old parsonage for her church. The current pastor owned his own home and the church let them live their for a pittance. She was gifted with an old electric wheel chair that she quite literally drove the wheels right off, going to and from the church, 2 blocks away. Every moment she could she was working in the church or with the youth group. "Sister Dawny" never complained in front of her church and she always had a smile for her "kids" in the youth group. She used her current situation and her past life as a method of ministering to the troubled youth and I really believe that she was able to reach them when others couldn't because she was the real thing. Sinner turned saint. And that is the God's honest truth, at the end, she was just that; a Saint.

In her hospital room, the stories told of her death(I was not able to get there before she died) relate a woman who was praising her lord and praying hard almost with her last breath. And in the End, her lord took the pain away before he took her home.

Even if I hadn't known her as my Mother, to have known her and her story, to have witnessed the miracles of her life( and there were many honest to God miracles) I am left to wonder how anyone can say that God no longer takes an active interest in our lives. I am the man I am, in part, because of her faith. I hope that I live my life from here out half as well as she lived hers.

God bless you and keep you Mom. And happy Birthday.

Fleta Dawn Frye
Born July 27, 1946- Died Nov. 28th, 2004.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

10th Amendment Resolutions- Wastes of Time and Paper

To date, 38 states have introduced 10th amendment resolutions asserting state sovereignty and giving the Federal Government a "cease and desist" order. Only one problem, they aren't worth the paper they're printed on. Out of 8 states that have passed such a resolution, only 2, Alaska and Tennessee are the only two to have their Governors sign them. And NONE of them have the strength of law. They are non-binding resolutions only. All they are, and I'll admit to being caught up in it too, are attempts to pacify the people at home. They are merely stabs by the state politicians to keep their jobs and show their "independence".

It is all a crock of warmed up horse manure. If the politicians would like to truly tell the government how their constituents felt, they would make it STATE LAW. Not some worthlessly wordy non-binding resolution that no one will remember 2 years from now. The more I hear about these resolutions the more I want to punch congressmen in the forehead.

I'm telling you right now, the state that stands up and tells the Feds to butt out with a binding state law, I am moving there the next day. Fat chance of that, even Texas is too cowardly to actually stand up and kick the Feds in their asses.

Monday, July 13, 2009

An Email From Us All

This is a copy of an email that was sent to my wife. She passed it along to me and I thought I'd put it up here. Feel free to copy and disperse as you see fit. The phone number is legitimate and I have decided to call the woman and give her my support.

April 17, 2009
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC 20500

Mr. Obama:

I have had it with you and your administration, sir. Your conduct
on your recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not an
adequate representative of the United States of America collectively or
of me personally.
You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans and the Muslim world
that you have abdicated the responsibilities of the President of the
United States of America. You are responsible to the citizens of the
United States. You are not responsible to the peoples of any other
country on earth.
I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the
United States, telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care
about their status in the world. Sir, what do you think the First World
War and the Second World War were all about if not the consideration of
the peoples of Europe? Are you brain dead? What do you think the
Marshall Plan was all about? Do you not understand or know the history
of the 20th century?
Where do you get off telling a Muslim country that the United
States does not consider itself a Christian country? Have you not read
the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United
States? This country was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics and the
principles governing this country, at least until you came along, come
directly from this heritage. Do you not understand this?
Your bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia is an affront to all
Americans. Our President does not bow down to anyone, let alone the
Saudi Arabia CEO. You don't show Great Britain , our best and one of
our oldest allies, the respect they deserve, yet you bow down to the
king of Saudi Arabia. How dare you, sir! How dare you!
You can't find the time to visit the graves of our greatest generation
because you don't want to offend the Germans but make time to visit a
mosque in Turkey. You offended our dead and every veteran when you
give the Germans more respect than the people who saved the German
people from themselves. What's the matter with you?
I am convinced that you and the members of your administration have
the historical and intellectual depth of a mud puddle and should be
ashamed of yourselves, all of you.
You are so self-righteously offended by the big bankers and the
American automobile manufacturers yet do nothing about the real thieves
in this situation, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Frank, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelic,
the Fannie Mae and the Freddie Mac gangs. What do you intend to do about
them? Anything? I seriously doubt it.
What about the U.S. House members passing out $9.1 million in
bonuses to their staff members on top of the $2.5 million in automatic
pay raises that lawmakers gave themselves? I understand the average
House aide got a 17% bonus. I took a 5% cut in my pay to save jobs with
my employer. You haven't said anything about that. Who authorized
that? I surely didn't!
Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be receiving $210
million in bonuses over an eighteen-month period, that's $45 million
more than the AIG bonuses, which are bad enough. In fact, Fannie and
Freddie executives have already been awarded $51 million. Not a bad
take. Who authorized that and why haven't you expressed your outrage
at this group who are largely responsible for the economic mess we have
right now.
I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens as brain-dead and
not caring about what you idiots do.
We are watching what you are doing and we are getting increasingly
fed up with all of you.
I also want you to know that I personally find just about everything
you do and say to be offensive to every one of my sensibilities.
I promise you that I will work tirelessly to see that you do not get
a chance to spend two terms destroying my beautiful country.
An ordinary American.
P.S. This is going to email addresses everywhere...it's past time for
all Americans to wake up!

Ms Kathleen Lyday
Fourth Grade Teacher
Grandview Elementary School
11470 Hwy. C
Hillsboro , MO 63050
(636) 944-3291 Phone
(636) 944-3870 Fax

This woman has put it on the line in ways that many of us in the blogging community wouldn't, she put her name and location as well as her job out there for attack. Support her by sending this to everyone you know.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Enjoy, Remember, and Prepare

Tomorrow is the 4th of July, 2009. It's been 233 years since our Founders pledged their lives and fortunes to start this, the greatest country in the history of Mankind. Over the last 233 years countless men and women have given their all to secure and keep the Freedom and Liberty that we enjoy.

Currently we, as a nation, are in a crisis. I'm not speaking of the financial recession, as we will always fight our way free of such things, regardless of the painful costs. I'm talking about a crossroads. We are at a crossroads that each and every great society comes to at one point or another in their histories. A self-defining moment where the course that the nation will take is dependant upon the action or inaction of the body politic. If actions are taken perhaps the national identity and path are saved from ruin or if the wrong actions are taken, the end is hastened. The same with no action, can also be argued.

However, we are at a moment in our history where the paths are clear. Inaction on the part of the Conservative base will leave us in darkness where our freedoms and liberties will be further and faster eroded over the next very few years. Tomorrow, if reports are to be believed, there will be larger and more numerous "Tea Parties" going on from coast to coast. If you are able, find one. Raise your voice and let it ring from one end of this great land to the other. Shout your rage at the rising tide of Socialism and Marxism that is being pumped into the veins of this nation like the poisonous drug, heroin.

Just like heroin, socialism/Marxism addicts the citizen so that it cannot live without the "benefits" that they receive from continuously receiving regular fixes. The will for anything more than the next "fix" is sublimated and illuminated. Also like heroin, the withdrawal from socialism is painful and sickening. The drug and the political movement will both try to force the individual to give over trying to shake the habits that have become so familiar. Only through perseverance and a tolerance for self-inflicted pain will we as a nation come out to see the bright and shining city on the hill that Reagan saw.

So tomorrow, go and fire your fireworks if you must. But find your "Tea Party", find your voice and rage against the dark. Rage against the wolves that are howling at our doors to devour the Liberties that we hold so dear. We are indeed at a crossroads. Decide friends, if you are willing to dedicate your lives and your fortunes to fighting the coming soft tyranny. Soft tyrannies ALWAYS mutate into hard tyrannies. This one will be no different. Those of you who say, I will go this far and no farther might as well go home and wait, for the taxman commeth. Tell him "Yessir, here ya go sir." and hand over your money and the future wealth and libertiesof your children. You have, by stepping aside in the time of decision earned your fate and sealed that of your proginy.

The time is past for any to stand on the sidelines. The Enemy is expecting the silent majority of this nation to whine and then go back to their lives. This we can no longer afford. This is a call to arms, my friends. Those that can fight with their words, must do so. For in a very short amount of time, if we stand by our principles, the Enemy will move against us. In that moment, we must then be resolved to band together. We will not be able to stand on our own and only see to our own. Face this truth my friends. Or face the wolves alone.

Sidebar: Sunday, my wife , myself, and our children will be leaving on an extended trip. I will not , in all probability be able to answer emails and posts until after the 12th. Please continue to visit and post as I will be checking and reading if I am able.

Until we can speak again, God bless you and Keep your powder dry.

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