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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Will You Wait For Me Forever?

The hookline from a Stratovarius song "Forever"....Only Christ can do that . Only He can offer eternity. I know if I did not have Him to hold me in check I would either explode or implode into self-destruction. I am a builder, creator, not a demolitionist like our recent SCOTUS seems to be. I rely on my hands to feed me in every way and it is through His gifts I have traveled where I have,I cannot play a song but I can make a guitar sound good. I learned from the heart and mind. I can play an acoustic till my fingers bleed and I could not play you the most recognized song. You get the Goat, pure and not so simple.

Two must gotos, www.soldiersangels.com and www.frogfriends.com . Support our folks in harms way, adopt one or a platoon. Support for families of those lost in this noble conflict can be supported and other info can be found at these sights on what we can do as patriot civilians to support our finest.

75 Years, A Bit of Wisdom Learned

One of my favorite writers has reached 75, a black man from the Jim Crow south, Thomas Sowell. He is also a staunch conservative and in no way a sellout to his community. I hope he has at least 25 more to give us. He, Armstrong Williams, Larry Elder, Star Parker etal are some of my favorite conservative writers, all black. And I adore Dr. Rice! I have a major problem with the 'victimhood' disease that is rampaging this glorious nation. I am proud to say I am not a victim of my circumstances instead I chose to fight those lots in life.

Update: A lost sheep has found Christ ! Hallejuhah! And a healthy strong lamb she is!

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

A Picture

Just hanging out having fun

Tonight's Must Reads

Michelle Malkin , Andrew McCarthy and Peggy Noonan get the nod this evening.

I listened to the President's speech on my way home last night and was flabbergasted at the DNC leadership retoric following, to them it is "69" all over again. I bit off a chunk of that chaw when I was young and stupid and the rancid flavor still lingers. I am glad I grew up. I found it fit its venue and audience well, a military one. Pelosi's rebuttal, give me a break, that woman is a shame to the US as a ranking spokesperson for the DNC. Well the voice of the 'Gay Bay' has spoken and showed the world again how completely ignorant the left truelly is. I am just a lowly redneck contractor, how could I know enough to see through their droppings? BAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! The difference is conservatives are used to walking uphill, the liberals are used to running away, downhill. We need to learn to just step aside and let them go screaming on past in their suicide run.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Nice End to Long Day

I had to miss the HMH BBQ inorder to meet with a builder client. The route I chose home took me through about 60 miles of California's "gold country" foothills, a stunningly beautiful drive and no camera.(self flogging). The architectural home scheme eludes me on some of these estates, massive stucco tuscan style boxes on ranchland just doesn't fit, think "Big Valley" or "Bonanza" for backdrop. Some of these houses are huge with awesome views and they stick out like Reverend Sharpton at a KKK rally from the arid scrub around them, compared to the shaded old ranchhouse nearby. Colonial , Craftsman or even FLW's Prairie School would be much better, even Tudor would work much bettter. Anyway, a drive along our backroads is always a treat in itself, often a step back in time as you cruise through farmland unchanged for a hundred years. Old mining towns and historic sites dot the way as you wind through ranch studded foothills, it is easy to put yourself on horseback and let the reverie carry you. As it is an up and coming viticulteral region, vineyards are starting to sprout up with some great cabernet francs, syrahs and some unreal blends.I know I greatly prefer the foothill region to napa valley, now sonoma and the russian river valley are outstanding. We make some good wine out here, LOL. Unfortunately all the Dems make too much bad whine as well.

Monday, June 27, 2005

If You Aren't a Recipient

You should be. Wall Street Journal's online free Opinion Journal is a must read for tonight. It is a crying shame that we must rely on an Aussie blogger, Chrenkoff, to provide us with good news in this most vital war.

I am the quintessential American Rebel, my favorite American flags are "Don't Tread On Me" and the Confederate Battle flag, besides Old Glory Herself. I believe in the rights of the States to innact their own laws regardless of a neighboring state's laws. Our Constitution explicitly points this out. American History has been a major passion of mine since I was a running a trapline as a youngin' , me Pop's said I was born two hunnert years to late, I'd say 229 yrs, Oh, to have been a fly on the wall to hear Hamilton, Jefferson,Washington,etal deliver their speeches and rally a new nation born under God's gift of freedom and liberty. I dream of hearing Patrick Henry's mighty plea, " Give me Liberty or give me Death"! Give ground to Islamo- fascism or euro-socialism, never, never, never ! I can forgive a donkey, LGF has more member posters than BOR could dream of, Powerline and Hugh Hewitt get way more webhits than the mighty BOR's site ever does. BOR fears the blogosphere as the spin does start and stop with the blogs now, not his BOR majesty, much less his idotic staff. They do not control their members as they wish to, censoring free speech away from their gated grotto is FLAT OUT WRONG and more than a little bit rude.

Yes, I am a Scots/Irish and a freeman and I am preparing for war! This Sitting Bull warrior will not run for the hills. I intend to stand right here, its real hard to unfoot a mountain goat, grin!

" If you listen to fools the mob Rules"

Sunday, June 26, 2005

A little clearer shot. I have some on my camera without the scaffolding and better lighting. Bill Cummings the owner of the studio that did the restoration work estimated the value of this entire center lancet at around 1.5 mil and close to irreplacable. We did the removal and reinstallation. The removal was nerve wracking as they were in a sad state of repair and literally ready to fold up. 20 yrs in custom glasswork and glazing and this job topped all, including Hollywood celebrities and 20 mil mansions. BBQ on, HMH, the gen. con. of the job, this tuesday. Harbison,MaHoney and Higgins. It was the best run sight I have been on, Goat's hattip to them!

New Toy

I guess I will be offering my friends and readers a dose of Goat's photo-journalism in addition to my usual religio-socio-politico soapbox brouhaha. I consider myself an amateur naturalist and avid outdoorsman. I would rather tote a well stocked pack into the high sierra over gratuitous sex anyday. My next photo essay will be just that, my last summit trip into the Palisades of our High Sierra.I think I found my niche, LOL, think I'll put a chock in it and climb higher over solid protection, a couple of "butterfly jams" and tough crimps and I will haul this climber over the lip.
My friends and readers ,you are my rope, my "protection", without you it is not possible. I aim to run a first class blog and if the FBZ staff doesn't like it, their loss, not mine, my friends will find me.
Please! do not be afraid to comment , they can only use it against you if you direct copy and paste from there or use Bill O'Reilly's name in your comments, besides, there are many threads that have zero to do with the FBZ and carry on the Barnyard tradition of information and discussion. Without that they have nothing. In fact, it is nolonger even called the FBZ anymore so a pox on them (alert: I need an appropriate jpeg face to post here), LOL. I will not be surprised if BOR shuts down the FBZ for good, it has become a cancer to his site. It is not what I joined three years ago, a mere shadow. I tried to help and they rejected it outright, BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!. I climbed over their rat maze walls and found freedom and they intimidate those that visit here , can you say Stalin?Thought Police? Totalitarianism? Are they studying you/us like rats in some labratory, reading and analyzing our posts for its level of threat and then removing or threatening those that don't tow the line or gathering info for sick pollsters. Does Bill test the pulse of america by the FBZ? He would be stupid if he didn't and he is far from stupid. I have my Barnyard, and those that post here have full rights to do so under the 1st Ammendment, the use of your words here against you there is unconstitutional.
Better yet, let me tip off the Daily Kos or other liberal blogs to this repressive front by the staff, they will love it , a chink in BOR's armor, he and his site are repressive dictocrats bent on suppressing free speech.

The entire center lancet of the Last Supper, Christ in the center. And part of the 'junglegym'

To the right of and behind the altar. This panel is about 4ft x 4ft and part of a lancet 22 ft tall. the bottom of which is 80 ft off the floor.

Considering I am 100ft up this angle of view is not likely again, this is behind and to the left of the alter. This is painted and fired glass, observe the detail and depth.

Some Detail

This a close up of the center lancet directly above and behind the alter

Oh Boy a New Toy

First lancet in . This a choir side window. This is part of the restoration work done for The Cathedral of the Holy Sacrament in downtown Sacramento , a block from the State House. This is one beautiful building. They are dated to the late 1800s. The floor is 80 feet down.

Ah, Pics!

Work begins first, panel of the cathedral job

A Good Sunday to All

Lilecs was on a roll on his blog and Hugh has a score of great links up. As always Mr. Hanson is right on the money and more can be found here , here and here.

Went for a sunday leg stretcher along a nice creek that has a very photogenic set of falls and mini canyon. There are lots of really neat rock formations and plenty of inviting swimming holes to cool off. Cool, dripping, hidden grottos with ferns and mosses not found just a few yards away. My favorite spot has a rock promontory that a short set of falls breaks over in many fascinating ways and places into a nice large pool. I saw what I believe to be my first freshwater otters moving across some open rock about fifty yards away, it would be an ideal canyon for a pair. I see plenty of fish and crawdads and it is in a wildlife refuge with a large lake a few miles down stream . A great place to cool off and meditate on the beauty of His creation.

Update: If you have never read or heard James Lilecs on Hugh's show take the opportunity. Here is a sample:

"Orchestrated? You really have to believe in all sorts of deep dark conspiratorial drivel to think that there was a coordinated effort. Apparently they believe that there’s a vast, well-oiled propaganda distribution machine with a big red handle in Karl Rove’s office; he throws the switch, and the information courses out to the talk shows and the blogs. You can think this if you wish, but you look foolish before anyone who has any experience in, oh, talk radio and blogs. It doesn’t have to be coordinated, because – and here’s the key point the editorial writer might want to consider in a calm moment – some people are actually honestly irritated by Durbin’s comments, and came to the conclusion on their own, without having their puppet strings yanked. True. And those people, thus irked, set about to communicated their irkedness to others, sometimes by the use of a voice-amplifying device called “a microphone,” or by the keyboard-input devices attached to their personal computers. Often time one would refer to the other – not because the tickertape in the corner clattered out a command to add another link to the right-wing daisy-chain noise-machine, but because a new point had been made, a telling quote unearthed, a common suspicion eloquently phrased."

Saturday, June 25, 2005

My Favorite Quote

To end a fine day:

"It is in vain, sir, to extentuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace--but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"--Patrick Henry

A Favor

If you have been warned or booted lately mail me the date and ticket number and trust the Goat.

What's on The Grill?

I had steak on the Grill, stirfried snowpeas from the garden and rice and a dose of good music. I am in a good mood, no reason to waste it on railing at the world, tilting at windmills, as the saying goes. I am going begonia crazy, I love these plants, abstract foliage and showy blooms. I have also become a fan of all things lily and iris. I am fortunate to live in a no lift zone for bulbs. I miss my wildcat and fox buddies posts. Get the word to Blondie, she was a Songbird regular. Free comment night.

Two comments from two favorite artists: " Peace Sells, but who is buying?" and "If you listen to fools, the mob Rules !"

I honor of an old FBZ friend. The Tiki bar is open for business. What is your poison? or would a nice Pinot be your flavor? I'll pour myself an IPA. This is in honor of the one and only opened by the incomparable, Cathy R. The success of which was oft mimiced and never matched! Cheers!(B)(B)(B)

Update: The Tiki Bar is still open for comment.

Friday, June 24, 2005

A Quote to Contemplate

The Federalist Patriot Founders' Quote Daily

"As parents, we can have no joy, knowing that this government is not sufficiently lasting to ensure any thing which we may bequeath to posterity: And by a plain method of argument, as weare running the next generation into debt, we ought to do the work of it, otherwise we use them meanly and pitifully. In order to discover the line of our duty rightly, we should take our children in our hand, and fix our station a few years farther into life;that eminence will present a prospect, which a few present fears and prejudices conceal from our sight." --Thomas Paine

Early 08 Discussion, GOP Possibilities ?!?

I have heard Romney, Bill Owens, Senator's Allen, Frist and McCain and others on various radio hosts programs and all are very impressive. I believe The GOP has the deepest well of talented and driven conservative leaders it has had in a very long time. The primaries are going to very interesting and alot of great ideas are going to be presented to the american people while the Dems rail and bloviate about Pres. Bush . While supporting him we alse need to be formulating and activating discussion groups at the grassroots level about 06 and 08. We cannot relax as the latest horrendous ruling from the SCOTUS shows. We have no property rights if your local developer wants it and can bribe your city council enough to condemn it. There are a couple of Rinos and red state dems up next cycle. That last ruling is a wake up and call to true public expression. Our right to vote.
Fellow conservatives, we cannot sit down, fire up that keyboard, quit being politically shy and correct, even the nicest dogs become vicious when you seek to cage them and take the hard earned bone away. Over my dead body and cold hand will the government remove me of my property without just compensation and a cut of the millions to be supposedly made.
The blogs I have linked on the side bar offer much better analysis than I can. Hugh Hewitt is a constitutional law prof. The guys at powerline are all attys. they will probabley have direct links to the various opinions of the judges. I'll post the link to the opinions of the judges when I find it as update.

Update: hattip: Religious Freedom Coalition

Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO) was one of the elected officials who attended the Religious Freedom Coalition reception on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, June 21st. While there he talked briefly about the reintroduced Pledge Protection Act. The bill protects "under God" in the current Pledge of Allegiance from the purview of federal courts. His bill was passed by the previous session of the House. Senator Brownback, who was also present at our reception Tuesday night, will support the bill in the Senate. The chief Senate sponsor is

Update: From The Opinion Journal.

After celebrating the Supreme Court's decision yesterday to effectively give local governments carte blanche to seize land for private development, some local officials began quickly moving to use their new unlimited authority. Officials in the beachfront town of Freeport, Texas, announced they would move forward with plans to commandeer property owned by two seafood companies in order to allow the construction of a 900-slip private marina. Freeport will even be loaning the developers $6 million to finance the project, and if it fails the town won't be getting its money back. What is certain is that the displacement of the two seafood companies will cost scores of jobs.
The Supreme Court's decision, by a narrow majority with Justice Anthony Kennedy as swing vote, has prompted state Rep. Frank Corte, a Republican from San Antonio, to propose a state constitutional amendment limiting the power to condemn private land for use by other private entities. He says the amendment is now necessary in order to "limit a local governmental entity's power of eminent domain, preventing them from bulldozing residences in favor of private developers." No doubt there will be similar moves in other states as voters wake up to the realization that the Supreme Court has granted revenue-hungry local governments more or less unlimited authority to seize homes and businesses in order to achieve a "higher use" of the property.
-- John Fund

Tell'em Col North !

I love it when he tees off on blame america firsters. He is right these people are idiots with no basis in historical reasoning,or truth.
Read it:

June 24, 2005
Words Have Meaning
By: Oliver North
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Some people just don't get it.
John Kerry couldn't figure out why his fellow swift boat veterans attacked him so vehemently after launching his presidential campaign with that "reporting for duty" line.
Jane Fonda confesses to being "befuddled" about why Vietnam vets, many even older than she is, hurl epithets -- and more -- when she shows up to hawk her books.

Update: OOOHRAAA! to reader HarryO and his son . A citizen's Salute and Thank You both !

Thursday, June 23, 2005

I Still Like BOR, Staff,,,,,,???????????

Good one from BOR on Gitmo:

By: Bill O'Reilly

for BillOReilly.com,Thursday, Jun 23, 2005

No country can win a conflict the way the USA is fighting the war on terror. Every move the Bush administration makes is scrutinized, criticized and roundly chastised by dissenters who firmly believe the President, himself, is responsible for much of the anti-American hatred around the world. The chorus is deafening. Bush "lied" about Iraq. Bush is violating civil liberties by supporting the Patriot Act. The President sanctions torture and is a major human rights violator. Every day there is another page one story telling Americans we are the bad guys.

Gas Prices Got You Down

Interesting perspective:

"Oil prices: cause and effect" Alan Reynolds
June 23, 2005

Why is crude oil so expensive? Why does it matter?

Read it and I recommend, Ann Coulter's and Larry Elder's columns while you are there.

Update: Todays townhall.com if link fails

Wednesday, June 22, 2005


Have they deleted Songbirds or my request in religion for a John Paul title to read? I did not write the title down as I was not expecting to be deleted. Please help on this one, as I really am looking forward to reading some of his opusi(sp?). I have read much of his shorter works and am very intrigued. I have really liked what I have read. I am a confirmed Episcopalian so I understand the Catholic ceremony. I have not attended since they confirmed a homosexual deviant.. I would have to say, the Catholic Christmas Mass is one of the most moving experiences I have had, a special thanks to a Young Life friend ! If somebody has it I'll link their site, Young Life, that is.

PS: As soon as I figure out how I will post pictures of the Cathedral stained glass job I mentioned in the FBZ, stunning work. I know where I will be hearing Handel's "Messiah" . I spent a few months of my life helping preserve millions of dollars worth of the Lord's art literally on my knees 8 stories up . I will get pix uploaded soon, any of my friends have any help to provide on this? I am not a techie either, LOL.

Reader Friends

I read the comments so if you have a related article, post the url and I will post an update with the link, I will use "from a reader" and no names or mail it to me at goats_barnyard@msn.com , if you can't see it there is an underscore in there. I wish they wouldn't underline it,Baaaa.

Thanks All !

Update: If you get off tppic in a comment board, no problem,I want my friends to have a free place to comment. I cannot set it up where a headline stays up, remember it and look for it on the right sidebar and it will take you there. If it is over a week old look in archives also on the sidebar. That way semi-private coversations on a topic can go on free from trolls. Y'all know my code of ethics have fun.

From The Federalist Patriot

In todays edition:


"Those who wrote the Constitution clearly understood that power is dangerous and needs to be limited by being separated -- separated not only into the three branches of the national government but also separated as between the whole national government, on the one hand, and the states and the people on the other." --Thomas Sowell
"If another reason is needed to oppose illegal immigration...how about spread of a deadly communicable disease? According to an essay in the current Journal of the American Medical Association, a form of tuberculosis that has shown itself resistant to several drugs has invaded California and is present primarily in the state's 'foreign-born' population, a politically correct euphemism for illegal aliens." --Cal Thomas
"If Terri Schiavo had been dehydrated to death at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, Dick Durbin would be reading her autopsy report from the Senate floor. ... Instead, Democrats -- even as they spent part of the week crassly celebrating, with news of Schiavo's autopsy report in hand, the human rights abuse of euthanasia against the disabled -- are in a moral lather over the paucity of air conditioning terrorists receive at Guantanamo Bay." --George Neumayr
"The Senate wants you to know how terribly, sincerely sorry they are even though not a single member of today's Senate was even in office the last time America saw a lynching. Some were not even born. But that's the way we prefer our apologies in American politics. We don't apologize for our own sins." --Mona Charen

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

From One of the Wisest

"The social ills confronting us have not produced our collective indifference to a moral code. They reflect that indifference. Fixing social ills does not begin in the halls of Congress or Supreme Court, but in individual human hearts"-- Cal Thomas

Hattip: Townhall.com

From Arnie's Campaign to Fix California

I get e mail updates:

Year of Reform Campaign UpdateJune 21, 2005
Last week was a busy week for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. As you have probably heard, on June 13th the Governor announced a Special Election for November 8th. Governor Schwarzenegger’s “Reform to Rebuild California” agenda includes three initiatives which would reform the state’s budget system, fix our current tenure system to improve education and take the redistricting process out of the hands of politicians to make them accountable to the people.
Last week also saw the launch of the brand new, revamped Join Arnold Web site. The site is a one-stop shop for everything you would ever need to know about the Governor’s reform agenda. The site will be updated daily so be sure to check back often for all of the latest news about Arnold and his campaign to bring true reform to California. To visit the site, just go to www.JoinArnold.com.
Here’s what the newspapers are saying about Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s November 8th Special Election…
Under specious attacks from special interests,the governor forges ahead with special electionEditorial, June 14, 2005“The governor won a rare recall election on a reform platform. The Democratic-dominated Legislature has resisted reforms, and it's time to get them before the public. The California Constitution allows this process, just as it allows the public to elect spendthrift legislators. There's nothing improper about a special election such as this one…As the governor said, 'Without reforms we are destined to relive the past all over again.' On to November.”Special election will give Californians a chance to restore some reasonablenessEditorial, June 14, 2005
“Placing political redistricting powers in the hands of retired judges, as one of the initiatives would do, is widely favored by political moderates statewide. Extending the time needed to qualify for teacher tenure from two years to five would simply give schools more opportunity to evaluate educators before making a career-long commitment to them. And the flexible spending cap, Schwarzenegger's third measure, would prevent runaway deficits and give future governors more ability to make mid-year corrections.”
Notable New Coalition MembersOrganizations throughout California are pledging their support for the Governor’s reform agenda.
California Chamber of Commerce“We applaud Governor Schwarzenegger for his leadership in calling a special election for this November for voters to consider key initiatives that are important for the future of California’s economy – including the Live Within Our Means Act, and the measures focusing on teacher tenure and redistricting.
A special election is a key component to keeping California on the road to fiscal recovery. We cannot wait until the next election to enact the reforms needed to keep jobs in California because the longer we wait, the more tenuous our economic situation can become. We need these reforms, and we need them now.”– Allan Zaremberg, President, California Chamber of Commerce, Press Release June 13, 2005
California Business Properties Association“The people sent Governor Schwarzenegger to Sacramento to fix our broken budget and government system and restore a promising future for our state. The Governor has always said that if the politicians don’t do their job, the people will do it for them. And despite months of discussion about the need for reform the Legislature has failed to act.By calling a special election, the Governor is giving the people the opportunity to do what the Legislature was unable or unwilling to do – fix a broken system and secure a strong future for California.”– Rex Hime, President, California Business Properties Association, Press Release, June 13, 2005
Small Business Action Committee“Soon California voters will have the ability to choose whether they want our state to raise taxes in order to balance our budget or if the voters want to force our elected officials to live within our means. Our broken system created the most disastrous fiscal crisis California has ever seen. The cost of allowing that broken system to remain in place is far greater than the cost of a special election. Delaying reform until next June could cost taxpayers billions in taxes and more debt.”– Joel Fox, President, Small Business Action Committee, Press Release, June 13, 2005
California Bankers Association“We believe strongly that fiscal responsibility can and should be among the highest priorities for our state’s legislators and that Californians deserve a better budget process. Our current budgeting process costs taxpayers millions, delaying budget reform until next June would cost billions – the special election is a one-time cost which will eliminate these kinds of budget overruns in the future.”– California Bankers Association, Press Release, June 13, 2005
Thank you for your interest and support. If you would like further information on the initiatives Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger supports or to join our team, please visit www.joinarnold.com.

Fellow Californians post away!

Staying in Iraq

From the Opinion Journal, Brendan Miniter's latest:

No Time to Go Wobbly

The goal in Iraq is victory, not withdrawal.


Tuesday, June 21, 2005 12:01 a.m. EDT

The last thing we need in Iraq is a timeline for withdrawal. Victory sets its own schedule, and it's not contingent on the U.S. election calendar. Arbitrarily forcing a timetable on the battlefield will only aid the enemy. Yet a growing number of politicians are now calling for just that--or, at least, a better (read more negative) official accounting of what's happening in Iraq. With polls showing less support for the war and pols parroting that public opinion, we're in danger of losing sight of how to defeat the enemy.

Update: While there check James Taranto's Best of the Web

California Voter Id Act

From a friend and reader

Since all you have to do to register to vote in Mexifornia is to fillout a piece of paper and send it in, it only makes sense to make sureyou show a valid ID to ensure you are a legal voter. Below is a simplepetition to do just that. Of course the democrats will scream bloodymurder cause most illegal voters vote democratic but illegal is illegal.Please down load it and send it in so we can get it on the ballot andstop illegal voters in mexifornia. Each downloaded ballot is for two people to fill out. So pass it on. http://www.voteridact.com/

I agree

Monday, June 20, 2005

A Quote

"We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin. I have heard others, and I have heard myself, recounting cruelties and falsehoods committed in boyhood as if they were not concern of the present speaker's, and even with laughter. But mere time does nothing either to the fact or to the guilt of a sin. The guilt is washed out not by time but by repentance and the blood of Christ." --C. S. Lewis

Hattip: The Federalist Patriot

"The NHTSA's 'Click It or Ticket' program is another step toward making Americans serfs of the state. Let's look at it. I personally believe that wearing seatbelts is a good idea, and I buckle up and remind my passengers to do so as well. Because seatbelt usage saves lives, mandating such is an abomination in a free society. There are many other legislative actions that are offensive to liberty and can have saving as their justification, a matter I'll turn to later. But let's talk about the immorality of mandated seatbelt usage. Let's start with the question: Who owns Walter E. Williams? Is it President Bush, the U.S. Congress, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or do I own myself? I'm guessing that any reasonable person would agree that I own Walter E. Williams. The fact that I own myself means that I have the right to take risks with my own life but not others'. That's why it's consistent with morality to mandate that my car have working brakes. If my car doesn't have working brakes, then I risk the lives of others, and I have no right to do so. If I choose not to wear a seatbelt, then I risk my own life, which I have every right to do. ... Some might rejoin by saying, 'Williams, if you're not wearing a seatbelt, and don't do us the favor of dying in an accident and become an incapacitated vegetable, society will have to bear the expense of taking care of you.' That's not a problem of liberty and self-ownership. It's a problem of socialism. There's no moral case for forcing anyone to care for me for any reason. When we buy into socialism, we buy into paternalistic government." --Walter Williams

YES, II Geo will be a guest contributer, a great voice for immigration law as an actual agent. SFC, do you want the Mil post? Mail me!

Right On

This could be interesting:

FAIR Accepts Senator McCain’s Offer to Debate Comprehensive Immigration ReformDuring remarks Monday before the American League of Lobbyists (ALL), Senator John McCain offered to debate FAIR “any time, any place” about the critical issue of comprehensive immigration reform in the United States. In his presentation to the ALL gathering, Senator McCain asserted that immigration is now the issue of greatest concern to the American public.
Dan Stein, president of FAIR, immediately accepted Senator McCain’s proposal for a “respectful” debate about immigration policy. “We thank Senator McCain for his offer to debate this critical public policy issue, and we respectfully and enthusiastically accept that invitation,” said Stein. “A frank and public debate about immigration policy has long been needed in this country, and we look forward to having this discussion at the Senator’s earliest possible convenience.”
Senators McCain and Kennedy have introduced legislation that would grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens in the U.S. and open the doors to millions of additional guest workers who would ultimately become permanent residents of the U.S. A second piece of legislation, authored by Senators John Cornyn and Jon Kyl, is expected to be introduced in the next few weeks.
“On one matter there is absolutely no disagreement between ourselves and Senator McCain: immigration is the most important issue facing the United States today,” said Stein. “The decisions that Congress makes this year will affect every meaningful aspect of life in America for generations to come. From homeland security, to the environment, to the long-term viability of the middle class in America, immigration policy will play a defining role in the sort of country our children and grandchildren will inherit.”
In a letter to Senator McCain, FAIR proposes a public debate at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., this summer. FAIR is also amenable to holding additional debates at a time and location of Senator McCain’s choosing. “Our bottom line is that comprehensive immigration reform is a matter that must be debated before any serious consideration is given to pending legislation and that it be held in a forum that affords the greatest possible coverage by the media. If, as the Senator has pointed out, this is the number one concern for the American public, then it must be debated before the American public,” Stein said.
In response to the McCain-Kennedy and other expected legislation, FAIR has published Seven Principles for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. “We believe the principles we propose for a comprehensive overhaul of American immigration policy represent the interests and concerns of the vast majority of Americans. We eagerly look forward to testing those principles in an open and respectful debate with Senator McCain, and contributing to comprehensive immigration reform that is in the national interest,” Stein concluded.

I really like the guy

Voters animated by moral and religious values made a difference last election. So, it's not surprising that Democrats want to attract these voters.
It's merely amusing.
The Washington Post reported last October that John Kerry was "evolving" from someone "reluctant to discuss faith in the public square into a Democratic preacher of sorts."
From church pulpits Kerry attacked Bush and religious conservatives, saying, I see a whole bunch of people who talk about faith, I see a whole bunch of people who put it out there, but I see an awful lot of deeds undone. . . .
Kerry preached, "The Scriptures say: 'It is not enough, my brother, to say you have faith, when there are no deeds.' We look at what is happening in America today and we say: Where are the deeds?"
But wait a second . . . what about Kerry's deeds? And what about others who claim moral authority as protectors of the poor?
It's not charitable to condemn people for a lack of charity. But turnabout is fair play.
Columnist Jeff Jacoby reported in 1996 that during the previous six years "Kerry had given less than $5,000 to charity -- a minuscule seven-tenths of 1 percent of his gross income for the period."
Remember Al Gore? His 2000 tax return on an adjusted gross income of almost $200,000 listed charitable donations of $353
But these big-spending politicians think that the taxes you pay amount to their charity. That's why to Kerry and too many of his fellow Democrats, taxation is the highest moral value.
This is Common Sense. I'm Paul Jacob.

For Some Fellow Metalheads

Hey Ninn, get of your college tail and meet Sephiroth, LOL. You two should have a bit of headbanging(a Goat thing) news to share. For you Seph, your comment line.

Official Notice

The word came down from on high at the FBZ, I am terminated. The funny part is they screwed up where I posted what, see if you can spot it. If you wish to comment email me goats_barnyard@msn.com, for your own protection, they can't censor you there as it is private. They will use your words in other forums against you as grounds for termination. This is against freespeech and totalitarian in concept. They want their little mice running around happy to be only there. I don't want back in that type of situation, they can't touch me now. Somebody send me SFC's site addy. Here is the termination letter in full:

Dear Greg Balch,
THe following email is the termination email that was sent to goat_gruff@msn.com.A credit for the remainder of your membership was credited to you on June 17, 2005 for $0.33.
Dear Greg Balch,
The following post in the BillOReilly.com Message Board has been found to be in violation of our Terms & Conditions. Reply:
Care To Enter The Barnyard??? Posted By: Goat Gruff Date: 15-Jun-05 21:07 This is for now the Conservative escape from Bill O'Reilly's forum. I plan for it to grow and will appreciate input as I learn. I am a conservative Christian that believes in free,open,honest discussion about anything gardening to climbing/mountaineering to politics.
Reply: A Military Invasion of the USA How Would You React?!? Posted By: Goat Gruff Date: 15-Jun-05 21:30 Hey friends, my blog is up, I am just learning it but it is open for comment at http://www.goatsbarnyard.blogspot.com/ . Wes, you raise some great questions,thanks, I hope you post this info to my blog. Personal carry choice, 10 mil Glock. Gangbangers aren't completely ignorant, they know take down power.
On http://www.goatsbarnyard.blogspot.com/ OK, the blog is up and running, http://goatsbarnyard.blogspot.com/, or if you wish a direct link,"my own Barnyard". Design ideas are welcome and will be discussed, it is meant for us FBZ conservatiaves to discuss news, views and strategy for moving the conservative movement forward.
Terms & Conditions User Agreement:
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Update: I find their reasoning quite thin, I have free speech away from their zone and in their indictment they quote from my site and threads as if it is threatening to them. This is all they could come up with?!? Threatening and removing people who post on other boards is the last straw. Monitoring peoples thoughts and expressions away from their private nazi coccoon is wrong. They just martyred my site, it is the FBZ underground, now

Update: Post your comments here only if you have a different nickname. Sheepdog, I need your e-address.

Update: if some one sends me the URL of a particular page I can read it. If I have a willing agent the Goat's voice will not be completely silenced in the FBZ. Use my page as an info link to what our conservative issues are. More links are coming, busy, busy, busy.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Supreme Court Docket

If you did not catch this one at Townhall. The Ten Commandments is on the docket with several conflicting rulings from lower courts, cross your fingers my friends. If they go the wrong way on this ??????????? I don't know what will happen.

Squeezing the Lemon by: Benjamin Bull
June 19, 2005
It’s been said that “no man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.” Such sentiments are equally applicable to the U.S. Supreme Court. The upcoming decision of the court in two Ten Commandments cases provides it with the opportunity to prove the sentiments more true or more false.

I'll keep new information on this posted as it comes in.

I know I won't stand for what Roy Moore went through, I am sure that will be part of their debate.

A Father's Day Salute

I lost me pops a couple of years ago after a valiant battle with cancer. He was a former marine sgt and one awesome HS math teacher. We had our ups and downs over the years and I finally earned his respect and our friendship grew through many many rounds of golf, both of us nearly fanatical. He was a true leader inside the classroom and out. I am told I am just like him, a massive compliment. I will always miss his wisdom.
It is a shame the staggering percentage of our nation's children that are growing up in fatherless homes. The percentage of juvenile delinquents without dads is around 90%, by dads I mean responsible ones. Those that get up and go to work and bust their tail to make a life for that precious gift they were given by most preferably a loving devoted wife.
I have no children personally, a wonderful gorgeous niece, though my exwife had two boys. I coached the elder's (15) soccer team and taught her how to score the younger's(12) baseball games. There is nothing like little league ball with a good concession stand, great burgers and fries, and some avid young atheletes giving it their best. I have coached in soccer camps and refereed youth soccer and basketball for extra cash, you get the rabid parents there. I have one observation from those years of working with the youths and parents:

Where were all the Dads? Not at the games, Not on my call lists ?!? I don't know?

FBZ Friends

I you want me to read something posted there email it to me at goats_barnyard@msn.com or if you have pictures to share or any questions or stories you might like to see posted.

Update: I know I only posted links to my site in the baryard and songbirds. I still have not recieved a notification letter, nor response to my help emails, I am in limbo land. I know that some previously booted recieved notification and why. I also know myself and others have not, I bet we still get charged our $4.95. From what I am gathering, that is all they are concerned about $ , what I am hearing from birthday Zoners is not good. I smelled it and kept to my threads, keeping them clean, and now this, Baaaaaaa. They chose the wrong Goat this time, I ain't no scapegoat. I am sorry I can't make everyone a commentator. Tequilarain is here because her living is politics she knows her stuff and is a strong conservative though we may butt heads on some issues. I want a strong military voice to contribute as well, Hobbes has yet to respond..... I am sure my immigration master will come on board once we can cross paths, II Geo

Jihad Watch

Along with Chrenckoff and LGF both linked on the side bar this is one of my stops for info on the GWT. Human Events online is a great resource.

by Robert SpencerPosted Jun 16, 2005

Boston Globe columnist James Carroll pronounced recently in the Globe that “among the factors leading to the French and Dutch rejections of the European constitution last week, none looms more ominously than the nightmare of antagonism between ‘the West’ and Islam. … Where once Communists threatened, now Muslims do. A new wall is being built.”


Sen. John Kyle on the left's new crying button. The left just does not get it .
Read it here.

Those who remain in detention - a tiny fraction of the 10,000 enemycombatants we have picked up over the past few years - are terroristtrainers, bomb makers, extremist recruiters and financers, bodyguards ofOsama bin Laden, would-be suicide bombers, and so forth. Because theyindiscriminately target civilians and are not fighting for anotherparticular country, among other reasons, these individuals do notqualify for the protections of the Geneva Conventions. Nonetheless,official U.S. policy is to apply Geneva standards, including access tolawyers, Red Cross visits, and so forth. Every single detainee receivesa new review every year to determine whether he still poses a risk. Thatwould seem to be a reasonable standard for a country at war, and surelya credible "plan" for "handling" their cases.

An American Hero

From the warfront with Jihadistan...

While The Patriot does not condone any policy that places women in combat roles, sometimes our support units get caught in the middle of urban assaults and are forced to fight. That was the case on 20 March when 23-year-old Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester's MP unit was ambushed while guarding a convoy south of Baghdad. Hester led her team in a counterattack of about 50 insurgents and used her M-4 to kill three attackers in order to protect other support soldiers who were pinned down under fire.
When the dust settled, 27 insurgents were dead, six wounded and one captured.
Thursday, Hester became the first woman since World War II to earn a Silver Star -- the nation's third-highest award for valor and bravery in combat. Her squad leader, Staff Sgt. Timothy Nein, also was awarded a Silver Star.
Thousands of women have served in support roles in Iraq; 36 have been killed and 285 wounded. Because of the nature of this conflict with Jihadistan, there is no defined warfront but only skirmish lines when confronted by Jihadis. Thus, support forces, like Iraqi civilians, are subject to attack.
Hattip: The Federalist Patriot

What Canadian Healthcare?

Another of my favorite columnists is Paul Jacob. His latest on the state of Canada's healthcare system is a good read. This is what the socialist Dems want for the US !?

Canada is not a communist country. Really, it's not — except when it comes to medical care.
While some Americans argue that our health care system should be copying Canada's single-payer national (read: government-controlled) health care system, a recent ruling by Canada's Supreme Court ought to cause some serious reconsideration. Deadly serious reconsideration.

Bush Says NO to Pulling Troops in Iraq

"WASHINGTON - President Bush said Saturday that pulling out of Iraq now is not an option, rejecting calls by some lawmakers and many people asked in polls to start bringing U.S. troops home."

While this is good as it speaks volumes of his leadership skills, he is in danger of setting up the 08 Repub candidate for failure against Hillary. I say stay until the job is done but can we get some guidelines that may indicate what exactly constitutes a done job in Bush's mind? Is it when we go x number of months without an attack? Is it after x number of successful elections? Is it after x number of Iraqis are trained? He needs to give some hint here or people are going to say "We need a change" and go with Hillary.

Biden Intends to Run In 08

HA! What's he thinking?

"WASHINGTON - Sen. Joseph Biden (news, bio, voting record), D-Del., said Sunday he intends to run for president in 2008. "

This will make you think

From George Will

ALSIP, Ill. -- In a cemetery here, a few miles southwest of Chicago's city limits, Simeon Wright, 62, a trim, articulate semi-retired pipe fitter, and a deacon in the Church of God in Christ, recently attended a ceremony at an unquiet grave. The gravestone has a weatherproof locket with a photograph of a boy, and these carved words:

My Kind of Preacher

I would love to hear one of Doug Giles' sermons, his articles carry so much moral punch. The rest of the series can be found at Townhall's archives.
Read it

This is the fourth installment in my Developing The Disaster Master Mind© series. I’m praying that you are well on your way to a completely screwed up life after just reading and obeying the first three of the 10 habits of the Decidedly Defective People©. If success is still looking like it might attach itself to you, do not despair, stay the course and chaos can be yours, too. Be patient, as fiascos take time and demand dedication in order to set in motion the forces for failure; therefore, be vigilant and the repugnant life will be yours before you know it.

MSM Idiots

These Bush hating, America bashing backstabbing left wing journalists just don't get it. They wring their hands and cry about Gitmo . At least Oliver North is a breath of fresh air, a great article in Townhall.

MANILA, Philippines -- My Fox News producers and I have just returned from documenting an atrocity. While we were at the scene of the crime interviewing eyewitnesses, a copy of this week's Time magazine was placed in my hotel room. Our day was devoted to detailing the horrific treatment meted out to more than 75,000 Allied prisoners of war in the Philippines between 1942 and 1945. The day ended with an American "news" magazine's "sometimes shocking" classified account of how captured terrorists are treated at Guantanamo. A day that began with the Bataan Death March ended with a death wish.

Tequilarains Posts

They were not deleted they had to be pulled for editing, the long urls wiped out the sideboard. They will be back up later.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Skin Peeling Retoric

What they will say.

This week's "Theophobic" Award: "On a personal level, religiosity is merely annoying -- like bad taste. This immaturity [a belief in God] represents a significant social problem...because religious adherents fail to recognize their limitations. So, in the name of their faith, these moral retards are running around pointing fingers and doing real harm to others. One has only to read the newspapers to see the results of their handiwork. They discriminate, exclude, and belittle. They make a virtue of close-mindedness and virulent ignorance. They are an ugly, violent lot." --Timothy Shortell, Professor of Sociology (not surprising), Brooklyn College ++ A history lesson: "Christianity is an invention of sick brains. ... The best thing is to let Christianity die a natural death. ... We commence hostilities against the so-called Ten Commandments; the tablets from Sinai are no longer in force." --Adolf Hitler

hattip: The Federalist Patriot

And they want to call us Nazis, Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

In Light of the Eugenics thread

An interesting read on China and ultrasound technology

An ultrasound image is a picture worth more than a thousand words when it comes to understanding key differences between the values that separate the United States and the People’s Republic of China

Hattip: Human Events online

I guess I should add this link to the thread, The Useless Eaters site. How could anyone call Christian conservatives, Nazis. I am not a nazi neither was my uncle that followed Patton from the beach to Berlin. What the heck, here is another site to peruse, our very finest, to whom we owe our very freedom. A civilian Salute to our folks in the uniform of the finest republic ever to gracing todays world.

Email address

Until I can figure out how to post it, goats_barnyard@msn.com

Update: if you mail me a url for a picture I can post it. I am getting it figgered out, lol.(B)(B)(B)

FBZ Staff Losing It

Wow, some of the emails I have received were quite alarming along with Melissa's comment, so other good conservatives are getting slowly silenced if any body has contact with them send them here, SFC, Barbara Hanna, etc. Warnings going out over piddly stuff, deleting the Barnyard and booting me, so keep me informed of what those pinheads in the staff are up to, and let folks know The Barnyard has a much greener pasture and a new address. Thanks all of my friends here for a successful Barn Raisin' !

Update: I tried again to log in I get sent in a loop back to the PM menu. Oh well, I would rather devote my time here.

Update: Tequilarain should be joining me as editor, when she can figure out how to get through the redtape, lol.

Update: tip has come in that the BOR staff takes unkindly to posts from the FBZ being used on other sites, don't copy and paste. They may come after you in the FBZ. Censuring freespeech away from their totalitarian set up, Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa on them!

Update: Thank You for you comment Cindy!

Update; With friends like this, I know this blog will make it. Where is Lo? Somebody give her a nudge.

Update: Please friends do not direct cut and paste from BOR's forum, post the link/url , they are watching, Big Brother BOR Staff. The emails are really disturbing from some prominent members. What is going on? It seems they are intent on throwing the baby out with the bath water, doesn't it?

Update: Sheepdog should start a version, chapterII, of the FBZ Barnyard if he so wishes, I know it would be based in sound Constitutional Federalism and conservative principles. Shoot, he's the Sheepdog, he helps keep the Goat in line, LMAO. I don't know how well he cooks or gardens but that's another story :)

I like this guy alot, Herman Cain, he ran a close race in the GOP primary for Zell Miller's senate seat.

Leaders make things happen. Liberals stop things from happening, and laggards wait to act until someone else acts first. Leaders, liberals, and laggards are all present in our nation’s Capital, where our elected officials are supposed to work on fixing our big issues. Unfortunately, the leaders are way out-numbered.

Romney in 08

Robert Novak seems to think so.

He will need to speak of it early and clear the air regarding his LDS leaning. I have no problem with it, personally. He is a real good man and that is what is important. Can he beat Hillary? That is 31/2 years away, I am supporting what President Bush is trying to get done right now.

The Federalist PatriotFounders' Quote Daily

"There exists in the economy and course of nature, an indissolubleunion between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage;between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy,and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity; sincewe ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smilesof Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregardsthe eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself hasordained." --George Washington

Lost Dems

Here is a good read from the Opinion Journal on why the Dems are losing it.

Why is that? One reason is that the party of FDR and JFK no longer seems to have a moderate wing; they have become doughnut Democrats with no middle. This point is best exemplified by the utter collapse of Democrats in the South. In 1980 there were 20 mostly conservative Democrats in the Senate; now there are four, and even they are endangered.
• With the notable exception of Joe Lieberman, there are virtually no Scoop Jackson defense hawks remaining in a party that has made Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo its main policy touchstones for the war on terror.
• The party that voted en masse for income and capital gains tax cuts under JFK now has but one message on taxes: Raise them.
• On trade, the Democrats who delivered 102 House votes for Nafta and Bill Clinton in 1994 will, at last count, provide all of five House votes for the Central American Free Trade Agreement.
• The Clinton Democrats helped enact the most momentous social policy legislation of the past generation: welfare reform. Now Democrats conspire every day to gut work-for-welfare requirements and prevent the renewal of welfare reform by Congress.
• Above all, there's the know-nothing-ism on Social Security. The Democrats in unison proclaim that Mr. Bush is advancing a risky right-wing scheme to destroy Social Security by creating private investment accounts for workers.

Its a good one read the whole thing.

A Good Saturday Morning

Time to remove the hangover with the scream of a weedeater. I scanned the headlines and there will be much to be discussed later, for now the lawn awaits.

Friday, June 17, 2005

A Focus on Terms

'Liberal progressive' should be replaced with 'regressive socialist' for their policies are more reflective of the latter. Liberalism is freedom, progressive means moving forward, neither of these represents todays Dems, Pelosi to Boxer to "turban" Durbin, all I hear is hate America socialism. That manure doesn't fly here! Yea, us "rednecks" are stupid, I know Dr. Dean won't get much milage with his latest retoric.

Still No FBZ

I hear they deleted the Barnyard as well, strange how ironic life is, the day after I link this site on theirs, LMAO , they fear my competition? Hey, friends keep me posted and those with the link to my page , spread it!

Friday Open Comment Thread, (B)

I will get this place outfitted over the weekend. I hope I can convince my Boston buddy to coedit. She's a city slicker and afraid she might step in something , LOL. It's friday, open conversation, BBQ to .........?

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Ah, we learn as we grow and we grow as we learn!


I cannot access the FBZ even redid my account, BAAAAAA!


I can see this is going to be a fun and steep learning curve. I have invited a coeditor whose views differ from mine enough to keep it interesting, a Bostonian GOPer perspective, I hope she signs on. She has been the Goat's "Owl" for quite a while or Cap'n when the pens of literal battle with trolls are joined. My friends from the FBZ probably can guess who and are much welcomed. I will be posting the majority of my links here instead of the FBZ in order to gain a more focused and indepth discussion of the issues. California politics will be a good portion of my discussion. I can't snap my fingers and have it done, though as my friends know it will be grown and never finished as my garden is with ever bigger and better eats.

Demo Dick Durbin

I can't believe this guy on the floor of the senate making these kinds of asinine statements comparing us to the Nazis and Communists. Ann Coulter had a good article on it today on many sources and as always my man,HughHewitt is right on top of it a transcript is available at his site at radioblogger. I know I am sure not a Nazi or Communist, do the Dimwit dims think they can just insult Christians and Jews in this way and demean our military which is the model of honor and decency. It is this retoric that drove me from a centrist independant deep into the GOP tent. The only way to stop Islamic terrorists is to 1: Kill them 2: Inprison them, I prefer the former to the latter.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005


Any of my buddies have experience at this.

Well, Give me time .

It appears I have many toys available, so, welcome my friends to the birth of I hope a successful blog. I am not a techie though I do read a bit. I am conservative and a political junkie. I see myself as a Constitutional Federalist with direct nameske to some of our very earliest settlers. This is an open blog for conservatives, gardening to Iraq. Deaniacs are welcome to post and Goat holds the delete key.