Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Echoes of Christmas Past

Jon and Lynnae Dining OutThe Holiday season this year bore a strong resemblance to our First Christmas as a couple.

Twenty-three years ago when my husband and I got married he was in the Air Force. He had been serving in Japan for a year, and he came home two weeks before our wedding. We were married in Salt Lake City in October, and then traveled to California for the trip back to Japan together.

  After a few days spending time together and seeing the sights around San Francisco, it was time to pack up and go to the base for the flight back to Japan. Only there was a problem with the paperwork, and I couldn’t go. And he had to.

Some quick arrangements were made for me to stay nearby with his brother’s family while he went home to get the papers done properly from there.

Thus began a pretty miserable month and half away from my new groom. His family was very accommodating and nice to me. I tried to be helpful but I’m afraid I was brooding and quiet most the time. I cried myself to sleep every night in my nephew’s little bedroom. When Thanksgiving came I was homesick for my family and caught a ride back up to Utah for the week. The return trip was snowy and cold and I got carsick. I missed my sweetie.

December seemed to stretch out forever. I helped my new nephews with Christmas decorations. As the days slipped by, soon I had the word that I was going to Japan.

One long plane ride later, I found myself in a foreign country with Jon, exhausted and very happy.

Lynnae at a Mall in Japan Christmas 1987 It was only a few days before Christmas. He brought me in to the house and showed me the tree he had decorated. There were candles and the table was set awaiting our first meal in our new home. our newlywed Christmas TableJon set our table and when I got there he made frozen dinners and set out the Martinelli’s sparkling cider.

Those first few days were a blur. I had an extreme case of jetlag and could not get going, and Jon was anxious to show me people and places.

Visiting the Morgans Christmas 1987 We drove around, visited some friends, and went shopping. He wanted to take me to church to meet people but I couldn’t wake up and get going. By the time we drove past the building it was over and people were leaving. We had a laugh and drove back home.

Our first Christmas was nice. Quiet, compared to the way I grew up- with a house full of hyper little brothers and sisters, and a larger gathering of relatives for a  Christmas Eve dinner. But we were making our own traditions now and starting our own family.Christmas morning JonChristmas morning Lynnae 

This year, after seventeen years out of the service my husband joined the Army Reserve. We had a quiet little anniversary celebration, and for a month and a half he’s been at Ft. Sill Oklahoma for training. This was my first Thanksgiving without him since we were separated as newlyweds so long ago. It was miserable for different reasons. My two college daughters and a boyfriend were traveling home through the snowy weather. I was fearful for their safety and problems did arise that I needed my husbands help for. I enjoyed Thanksgiving with them and our other family that visited, only to be fearful for their trip back home. With computer browser tabs filled with maps, satellite views, and traffic cams, I postponed their return trip for two days, until I thought it was clear, and once they left I could not breathe easy until everyone was safe and sound where they belonged.

IMG_0963For Christmas my girls arrived home from college on plane flights, and I began counting the days until my girls and my husband would be back home with me. I was amazed at how many Christmas songs included separated loved ones longing to be together. My mind kept going back to that first Christmas of ours and how happy we were to just be together.

Before Army Christmas Party 4 The greatest gift for me this year……Being together with my beloved family and celebrating the birth of Him who made it possible.


Monday, November 22, 2010

One Of The Few

It’s not very often I get a post that fits in both the Jane Austen category and my conservative politics blog, but my husband, who’s been gone with the Army Reserve, provided me with one today with this message….

One of the few……


...M16s in the world being dismantled and cleaned accompanied by the Mansfield Park soundtrack.

This task combined with that vibrantly luscious classical music score must have been a beautiful thing.


You can hear a sample of the beauty here.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

George W. Bush on Rush Today

george_w_bush In less than an hour former president George W. Bush is going to be on the Rush Limbaugh show to talk about his upcoming book. (There’s a hint for my Christmas list!)

I need to get my radio ready. Living out where i do my AM stations don’t always come in well. I’d be better off getting in the van and driving around to listen on my car radio.

So tune in for the second hour today (1:05 Eastern time) to Rush’s show.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Historic Win for GOP

Yesterday was a historic win in the House of Representatives for Republicans and conservatives.

This morning I hear the Democrats say “now is the time for us to work together and compromise”.

Firstly, why do the LOSERS get to define what we do now?

My second issue of the day is the constant whine I’ve heard from some sore loser Democrats, that goes something like this:

“All Republicans can do is complain about Obama’s Health Care and stimulus. They have presented no plan of their own. (Waaaah!) All they can do is tear down but where’s their plan to help the economy? Where’s their plan?”

I don’t know if said Democrats really are thinking this or is they are just trying to feed a talking point to young, whiny, first-vote-ever 18 year old girls who don’t know Boehner and Reid from Edward and Jacob.

But the best plan to put the economy back on track is for the government to GET OUT OF THE WAY!

The government is putting a stranglehold on the neck of productive workers and businesses. Adjusting the grip of the stranglehold slightly will not help. Let go! Let Americans do the work they want to do. Let businesses plan and risk and build with an assurance that the ground will have some stability, instead of the ever shifting quagmire of regulations, laws and taxes that Obama is threatening them with.

By what right does Obama say that $250,000.00 a year is a magic cutoff? By what right does he protect someone making $240,000.00 and PUNISH someone making $260,000.000?

And I know health care seems compassionate, but in the end we will all be worse off. Socialized medicine is an assault on democracy, and an assault on the freedom of the American people.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

‘Creepy’ Secretariat Review

If you believe the review by Andrew O’Hehir in Salon Magazine, the movie Secratariat is the latest Halloween thriller.


The reviewer obviously has a huge chip on his shoulder about something…….The Tea Parties, ladies doing laundry, or the fact that there was a lot less multiculturalism in 1970 than there is now. All of this fueled his bizarre review of a movie that just happened to be innocently playing at theaters across the country.

This guy is psycho. OK, I’m not medically qualified to say that, but his review definitely is a little off.

He seems genuinely upset that a show  taking place in 1969-1970 could not address the Vietnam war or racial tensions. My note to Mr. O’Hehir would be…… Every show can’t be about everything.

Not only would it be confusing, but historically inaccurate. Believe it or not, not everyone was caught up in the news events of the day like a nicely wrapped up after-school special. Many people raised their families and went to work and conducted their lives without paying much notice to the news from the nation’s hot spots. It didn’t mean they were racist or evil. That’s just how it is. I was a baby then, and my own parents can tell me little about the era we hear so much about on the news and movies. Other than whistling an occasional ditty by Joan Baez, it affected our house very little.

It’s not an evil whitewashing lie to tell that story. That’s how it was for some. And if you want a gritty, hard hitting expose, maybe you shouldn’t look to a Disney family show about a horse to meet your needs.

Here are some of the words Mr. O’Hehir uses to describe the movie.

Creepy (twice)

Christian friendly


Burning a cross

master race propaganda




Tea Party and Glenn Beck like, in that  they portray a black man who ‘loves Jesus’.

One quote I found really strange was that it  “seems to reference enduring American virtues -- self-reliance, stick-to-it-iveness, etc. -- without encouraging you to think too much about their meaning or context.”

What is the disturbing context of ‘self reliance’ to which he is referring? Is there something wrong with ‘stick-to-it-iveness’ that I don’t know about? Whatever can he mean?

Here is the pouty faced, bratty ending to the whole review…..

“Big Red himself is a big, handsome MacGuffin, symbolic window dressing for a quasi-inspirational fantasia of American whiteness and power. Horses don't go to the movies, and this movie is about human beings, and our nonsensical but inescapable yearning to find the keys to the future in stupid ideas about a past that never existed”.

So There! Times Infinity!!!!

(OK, I added the last four words).

The venom really comes out when Hollywood strays from the course of their usual stream of filth. All I can say is…

I’m off to the movies!



Having seen the movie all I can say is that Mr. O’Hehir’s vitriol was akin to heckling a procession of Jerry’s kids.

There was a subplot about the daughters anti-war activism, and he’s wrong to say the show didn’t mention Watergate. I could tell that big red horse was thinking about Nixon the entire time.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

10:10 Campaign Loses Sony’s Support


The 10:10 campaign to cut global carbon emissions lost the support of Sony after airing the disgusting ads I wrote about yesterday. Kudos to Sony.

Read about it here on Fast Company.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Disgusting ‘Going Green’ Ad

This ad was released this week in Britain and is truly shocking.

Do environmentalists think that it’s funny to show children blown up because they don’t want to go green? It shows how truly sick and evil they are. It reminds me a little of the ‘Harmonizer’ machine from Atlas Shrugged.

Agree with us, peacefully, no pressure.

Here is some of the fallout from the ad.

It’s funny how deranged, perverted minds feel free to come out of the woodwork once they think enough people are on their side.


Sunday, October 3, 2010

It’s just an adventure, he already has a job

Recently my husband joined the Army Reserve.

He is former Air Force, way back in the early years of our marriage. Last year he decided he wanted to do more that sit around working on the coolest job ever at Microsoft X-box. So he put things in motion a while back. Our family has seen a lot of changes in the past couple years with our older children leaving for school and now this.

I have a weird mixture of worry, pride, and just thinking he looks awesome in a uniform.

Another bit of family news… You know I am a hard core conservative. I come from a large family and we range the political spectrum. I have a relative who is a ‘prepper’, and since some of you may be into that I wanted to give you a link to his interesting blog, Kuerno the Prepper. Enjoy!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Another Remembrance of September 11, 2001

Hat tip to Arianne for sharing this moving video she watched in an education class at college.
It makes me wonder how we came so far from the spirit and determination we had in those days.
Thank heavens some of us are still there.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My Suspicions

82869788SG030_Government_Pl I was just reading an article about a teacher and one little sentence caught my eye. While talking about wiping off the grimy, germy, children’s desks, the woman said ‘Because of health regulations we are not allowed to use any cleaners’.

It was in the middle of a longer paragraph, stated like a well known fact. You all understand. Cleaners aren’t allowed. Because of health regulations.

There was in the not too distant past, a time when health regulations would have said ‘Cleaners MUST be used’.

What are we coming too? What is this step backward? No wonder our children are getting sicker every year, and half the school is out with swine flu in January. 

Over the spring and summer I’ve heard repeated instances of bedbugs being found amongst the products of popular New York retail stores. Could it be terrorism? Could it be immigrants?

bedbugbed bug bites

My suspicion is that a pesticide was banned somewhere along the line. Banned because it wasn’t ‘green’ enough or renewable enough, or it was tested on animals (pests maybe?). So for that we get to go back to the 1930’s and check our mattresses before crawling into bed.

AA047693How far will it go? How long before plastic is removed from our meat department to invite spoilage, germs, and that awful ‘grocery store smell’ of second world countries?



Thanks for hearing my rant. It’s a mini-rant…..I want to talk about the closing of GE last incandescent light bulb factory but I’m too upset right now.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Patriotism Illegal on DC Mall

On June 25th a group of conservative students from the Young America’s Foundation were requested by police to leave the area near the Lincoln Memorial after displaying unruly behavior. What was their crime? Singing the national anthem- OUR national anthem- The Star Spangled Banner.

Apparently police told them they must limit themselves to ‘content neutral’ expressions.

Park Police may not have noticed, but the words inscribed inside the Lincoln Memorial are not very ‘ neutral’ themselves. Perhaps it’s only a matter of time until they are prying the marble tablets down with a crowbar or defacing them with a chisel.

(Read full article here)

My daughter attended the YAF conference last year in DC. They also have a yearly conference at the Reagan Ranch. I would highly recommend these activities.

I love the closing comment by the Security Guard who dealt with the youth- “We need to make certain that all other visitors that don’t want to be a part of that or just choose to be tourists are able to do so in the same light that probably President Lincoln wanted – which is completely content neutral,” he said.

You just have to shake your head.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Star Spangled Banner

start and stripes vintage

I got this graphic over at Vintiquities Workshop and the author said she would love to see this flag all over blogland. I love it and am adding it to my sidebar.

I read a lot of blogs on the ‘arts and crafts’ circuit and am inspired by all the patriotic, flag waving, America loving people we have across the country. Sometimes living out in the left coast I forget that a patriotic display is more common in other areas.

Thank you for flying the colors!


Voters, Shmoters.

OK, perhaps the name of this post doesn’t reflect the seriousness of what the courts have done, but it does represent their flippant attitude toward legislation from the bench and overturning the will of the people of California when it comes to today’s ruling.

I agree with the following statement issued by my church leaders- In opposing the ruling and changes to the definition of marriage, while I still believe in treating other humans with ‘mutual respect and civility’.

SALT LAKE CITY 4 August 2010 The Church issued the following statement today in response to the ruling by Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al:

“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regrets today’s decision.  California voters have twice been given the opportunity to vote on the definition of marriage in their state and both times have determined that marriage should be recognized as only between a man and a woman. We agree.  Marriage between a man and a woman is the bedrock of society. 

“We recognize that this decision represents only the opening of a vigorous debate in the courts over the rights of the people to define and protect this most fundamental institution—marriage.
“There is no doubt that today’s ruling will add to the marriage debate in this country, and we urge people on all sides of this issue to act in a spirit of mutual respect and civility toward those with a different opinion.”

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Reagan vs. Khrushchev

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." ~ Ronald Reagan

Decades ago Nikita Khrushchev said:

“I can prophesy that your grandchildren will live under socialism. We will bury you.”

Was he right? How can we be so shortsighted as to sell our freedoms in the name of security and entitlement?

It’s a shame.


Friday, July 9, 2010

The Day We Like

Do you think you will ever see an image like this in a U.S. schoolbook again?

a day you like

I hope you had a great Independence Day weekend. Now comes MY birthday weekend, (and I’m not quite 234 years old yet!)


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Thomas Sowell

Please read Thomas Sowell's wonderful column from yesterday, "the Degeneration of Democracy". I am a huge Thomas Sowell fan and this article was fantastic.

Thomas Sowell


Sunday, May 30, 2010

To Honor Your Service

My daughter lives out of state and she was able to visit the cemetery and put flowers on the graves of her grandfather and great-grandfather.

  Memorial day1 Memorial Daye

dad3  This is my father-in-law who served in Vietnam. He was a good man an passed many great traits down to my dear husband. My children never had a chance to know their Grandpa Pulsipher, but someday they will.

Project91This is my grandpa Petersen. He was in the Navy in Los Angeles during WWII. He was a good man and a great companion to my grandma. It was a nice tribute to visit the cemetery and remember and honor them, even though we know they aren’t there. They have gone ahead to reunite with loved ones and wait for those of us to follow.


Jon and Lynnae Dining Out 2

This is my husband and I in 1988. My husband followed in his fathers footsteps, joining the Air Force just after high school graduation. We were married less than two years later while he served in Japan. I have a deep respect for those in the service and their families.

Thank You !


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Cry for Freedom from Venezuela

Today I am linking to the blog of a young woman living under the Chavez regime.

Please visit ‘The End of Venezuela As I Know It’ . I know my readers aren’t the ones that need to hear it, but I wish more Americans would take the time to glimpse a little further down the road that we are headed in if we don’t change direction. It is easier to preserve the freedoms while we have them than to let them slip away and fight to regain them.


Friday, May 7, 2010

Vlademir Lenin and I

When a little girl plays house it’s all fun. You get to clink your tea set and lay your dolly in the cradle, yet you can drop it all and run out to play whenever you want.

You can do this because there is a mommy around to put the toys away and dredge up the gooey cracker crumbs from dolly’s mouth.  Someone makes it all possible and someone cleans up the mess.

This musing comes as a result of visiting a famous statue of Vlademir Lenin on a street corner in Freemont in Seattle, Washington.

Lenin statue The statue was originally erected in Czeckoslovakia, in collaboration with the Russians, but was quietly taken down after the revolution. An English teacher from Issaquah, Washington, found it is a refuse pile (dustheap of history???) and purchased it to bring to the states. More of the story can be read here.

Now the perpetual children in Freemont can hang out in groovy coffee shops paying extra for their organic brew, professing the sensitivity and good intentions of socialism, and even communism, and turn a blind eye to the atrocious results of those systems, because they were lucky enough to be born in a land of freedom and entrepreneurs, a justice structure and a Bill of Rights.

I have heard people spit out the word ‘Capitalism’ as if it were a slur, while they enjoy the rewards of it every day.

Capitalists don’t get rich on their own. Yes, they dream big and they take risks, but in order to expand their dreams and be productive they need people. They train workers, they purchase land, they build. They scoop up in their wake others who need a steady income, who try to be dependable though they might not have the genius, strength, or desire to start a company of their own.

Redistribution of wealth does not create wealth. It never has and never will.

Not that wealth is the most important thing. It is merely a side effect of FREEDOM.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

L’eggo My Freedom


I am passing on the comments of one constitutional lawyer who has read the healthcare bill about to be ‘deemed’ as passed. What is our country in for? I am so saddened to see the destruction of our constitution by a power hungry government.

Anyone who thinks this will make health care better or more accessible is COMPLETELY DECIEVED.

We are just losing our freedoms in a big way, being sold as ‘good intentions’.  Sorry Kids!


 The Truth About the Health Care Bills - Michael Connelly, Ret. Constitutional Attorney 

Well, I have done it!  I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. I studied it with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional law.  I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being discussed might be unconstitutional. What I found was far worse than what I had heard or expected.
To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the media are saying.  The law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.
The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of business, and put everyone into a government run system.  
All decisions about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats, and most of them will not be health care professionals.  
Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled by the government.
However, as scary as all of that is, it just scratches the surface.  In fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices.  Instead it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of government that has ever occurred, or even been contemplated.
If this law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United States will effectively have been destroyed.
The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S. Government.  The Congress will be transferring to the Obama Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives of the American people, and the businesses they own.
The irony is that the Congress doesn't have any authority to legislate in most of those areas to begin with!  I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S. Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of Congress to regulate health care.
This legislation also provides for access, by the appointees of the Obama administration, of all of your personal healthcare in direct violation of the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution information, your personal financial information, and the information of your employer, physician, and hospital.  
All of this is protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures.. You can also forget about the right to privacy.  That will have been legislated into oblivion regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide.
If you decide not to have healthcare insurance, or if you have private insurance that is not deemed acceptable to the Health Choices Administrator appointed by Obama, there will be a tax imposed on you.
It is called a tax instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment.
However, that doesn't work because since there is nothing in the law that allows you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, it is definitely depriving someone of property without the due process of law.
So, there are three of those pesky amendments that the far left hate so much, out the original ten in the Bill of Rights, that are effectively nullified by this law  It doesn't stop there though.
The 9th Amendment that provides: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people;
The 10th Amendment states: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved to the States respectively, or to the people.  Under the provisions of this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas that once were theirs to control.
I could write many more pages about this legislation, but I think you get the idea.  This is not about health care; it is about seizing power and limiting rights. 
Article 6 of the Constitution requires the members of both houses of Congress to "be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution." If I was a member of Congress, I would not be able to vote for this legislation or anything like it, without feeling I was violating that sacred oath or affirmation.  If I voted for it anyway, I would hope the American people would hold me accountable.
For those who might doubt the nature of this threat, I suggest they consult the source, the US Constitution, and Bill of Rights. There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us.

Michael Connelly
Retired attorney,
Constitutional Law Instructor
Carrollton , Texas

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Big Brother’s Fortune Cookie

census cookie

My niece just posted this picture of a fortune cookie she got at one of her regular restaurants.

That is creepy!

I should have guessed Big Brother was Chinese.


Friday, February 26, 2010

It’s a Trap

Liberty 2-26 10 002 ‘drawing’ by Lynnae Pulsipher

It’s been a while since my last post. I’m sorry about that and I’ll try to be more consistent. The reason, pure and simple, is discouragement. How long must we continue to fight these people back as they try to destroy our country?

National Health Care.

I stood in Westlake Center in Seattle and ‘booed’ Hillary Clinton off the stage when my children were little ones. Now they are entering college and we are fighting the same thing, and the scary part is that the American people seem a lot more receptive to the idea this time. We may have to fight the socialists back every ten years, but, if every time, the voters are more indoctrinated and misinformed, then it’s a loosing battle.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve reconciled myself to fighting a losing battle many times, mainly because I know God is in charge and even a loss is a temporary loss. But sometimes I still get tired. So I sketched out the little picture above to sum up my feelings (and then added three paragraphs, so much for brevity).


Friday, January 29, 2010

Obama Reprimands the GOP

Hat tip to Left Coast Rebel for the video.

Why is Obama behaving like a whining baby? This video is priceless. He meets with the GOP members to answer questions ostensibly and ends up sulking and carrying on in his normal, angry, pseudo-orator way.

My favorite part is when he calls his health care debacle ‘centrist’ and then gets irritated at the audience response. Who are you to doubt what this radical leftist calls centrist!

If Obama thinks taking over the nation’s health care industry is ‘centrist’ than heaven know what else he would like to do!

Another choice bit of his self deception is to say that Republicans are only opposing this because they are afraid that their riled up constituents will vote them out. HELLO! Isn’t that exactly what is happening to Democrats right now????

He is mad that republicans wont ‘cooperate’. Why should we cooperate with a bad plan we don’t like? We don’t want to meet you halfway because we don’t agree with the PREMISE that health care needs more government involvement.

Secondly, he can’t even get some of his democrat colleagues on board. So why is he complaining to us? There are enough democrats to pass it. He just wants republican names so that when it is a disaster it will be a bi-partisan disaster.

The overall expressions and tone of this rant, which went on and on, is that of a bratty kid threatening his parents when they won’t let him do what they want. “If you don’t give in to me you are going to give yourself very little room to negotiate with me. I’m warning you!”



Thursday, January 28, 2010

Republican Response to State Of The Union

McDonell state of Union response


I admit I did not watch all of President Obama’s State of the Union address. I tried, a few times. Caught a little before dinner, and was able to see some more after. It doesn’t really matter though to me because most of what he says I strongly disagree with, and anything sensible he may say is probably just a lie to pander to moderates.

I did watch all of Gov. McDonnell’s response and I loved it. I kept thinking “That is a great line”, and “That is a great quote”

Virginia Statehouse Response to SOTU Before I get to that I will add that it was brilliant to do the response from the Virginia State Capitol with an audience. I’m sure this will set a precedent for Republicans and Democrats alike.

You know I love quotes, so lets get on with it-

My favorite quotes from the speech:

“Good government policy should spur economic growth, and strengthen the private sector's ability to create new jobs.

We must enact policies that promote entrepreneurship and innovation, so America can better compete with the world.

What government should not do is pile on more taxation, regulation, and litigation that kill jobs and hurt the middle class.

It was Thomas Jefferson who called for "A wise and frugal Government which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry ....and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned..." He was right.”

On the topic of health care:

“All Americans agree, we need a health care system that is affordable, accessible, and high quality.

But most Americans do not want to turn over the best medical care system in the world to the federal government.

Republicans in Congress have offered legislation to reform healthcare, without shifting Medicaid costs to the states, without cutting Medicare, and without raising your taxes.

We will do that by implementing common sense reforms, like letting families and businesses buy health insurance policies across state lines, and ending frivolous lawsuits against doctors and hospitals that drive up the cost of your healthcare.

And our solutions aren't thousand-page bills that no one has fully read, after being crafted behind closed doors with special interests.”

(italics are mine)

On government over-reach:

“Here at home government must help foster a society in which all our people can use their God-given talents in liberty to pursue the American Dream. Republicans know that government cannot guarantee individual outcomes, but we strongly believe that it must guarantee equality of opportunity for all.

That opportunity exists best in a democracy which promotes free enterprise, economic growth, strong families, and individual achievement.

Many Americans are concerned about this Administration's efforts to exert greater control over car companies, banks, energy and health care.

Over-regulating employers won't create more employment; overtaxing investors won't foster more investment.

Top-down one-size fits all decision making should not replace the personal choices of free people in a free market, nor undermine the proper role of state and local governments in our system of federalism. As our Founders clearly stated, and we Governors understand, government closest to the people governs best.”



Tuesday, January 19, 2010

If I were a Soldier…..

So, one of the features on X-box Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is that you can map your own face onto the soldier.  My husband tried it last night and he looked pretty tough.

Rainbow 6 Jon 3 Rainbow 6 Jon

So of course I had to try it.

I immediately ran upstairs to fix my make-up. Changed my ear rings….twice, then after the first try I added more makeup because the X-box camera really washed me out. I know you all want to see how it turned out…….

Rainbow 6 Lynnae 2

Rainbow 6 Lynnae 1

Checking out the new outfit…..

How about a little (more) face paint?


I Know I’m probably not brave enough, and definitely not tough enough, to be a real soldier. But I thought this was pretty cool!

Rainbow 6 Lynnae 3-Lynnae

Monday, January 18, 2010

Eye on Massachusetts


Good Luck Scott Brown !!!

Conservatives everywhere will be watching the Massachusetts returns tomorrow.  I will be there too. It’s just as fun to watch the media response.

I don’t know what is going to happen but my spirits are lifted just by seeing a close fight here. Maybe this is our country’s first step in pushing back the tide of Socialism that some elected leaders are trying to slip past us.


Friday, January 1, 2010

Rush Holds a Press Conference

Get well soon- to a man who is one of the bravest defenders of liberty in our country today.

I am glad to hear things are going well.