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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Toys and Trucks

It seems the Dems were speeding along in their miniscule hybrid pseudo car and they ran into a tarpit, Iraq, now it is their chance to try and get unstuck. I and any redneck worth his jerky knows that it takes big nobby tires, horsepower and a willingness to put the petal to the medal to make progress in a mudpit confidant in the machine's ability to handle the torque when the nitro button is hit.
We are fixing to hit the nitro button in Iraq, can the American designed motor withstand the torque and win the race, it is Iraqi made? The mud is deep and thick with a tar subbase and their must be a commitment to the horsepower of that motor and the tire's ability to dig and and clean itself of mud. The fuel is the best and all it takes is the right mechanic and team to win.So the Dems removed some low grade additives and added some to replace them the engine can handle the fuel change. That is as long as the Dems don't pour sugar in the gas tank by seeking to negotiate with the competition,our sworn enemies.
I have never met a true redneck that didn't love a mudhole to get through, a challenge to overcome. A particular scene from "Braveheart" comes to mind, when a certain kilt lifting experience is needed.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Christmas Giving

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Founders' Quote Daily

"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather
strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the
business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his
principles unto death."

-- Thomas Paine (The Crisis, no 1, 19 December 1776)

Buying presents for each other, besides the kids, in this age of having everything seems a bit excessive to me. I suggest the money be spent on a worthy charitable group instead. I personally will be supporting our soldiers in my late Marine father's name. My main gift will go to the Semper Fi Fund, which does a phenomenal job of taking care of wounded veterans and their families, and I will send funds to other smaller groups as well. They all need support and we are that support, lets make them proud of America and do the right thing, Support the Our Patriot Armed Forces!
Without them we would be nothing but another communist country under the USSR and now we face the religious fanaticism of the Islamists. I wish to remind my readers that that problem has been around for almost two millinnia. The end of the "Cold War" brought it back into focus.
Victor Davis Hanson, as always, provides some very critical analysis on our 'war footing', this is a must read from OPJ.
But isn't that fact precisely the point? It is easy to defend artists when they produce works of genius that do not challenge popular sensibilities--Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" or Montesquieu's "Spirit of the Laws"--but not so when an artist offends with neither the taste of a Michelangelo nor the talent of a Dante. Yes, Pope Benedict is old and scholastic; he lacks both the charisma and tact of the late Pope John Paul II, who surely would not have turned for elucidation to the rigidity of Byzantine scholarship. But isn't that why we must come to the present Pope's defense--if for no reason other than because he has the courage to speak his convictions when others might not?

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Done Shopping

It is not hard when all you have is a niece to buy for, a precocious five year old, and a Vermont Teddy Bear was perfect. She adores Thomas the Train so I got the "engineer bear", ironically named "Tommy", savvy marketing at its best.
I have put forth the idea to the adults in the family to spend the money usually spent on each other, to spend it on or send it to our Patriot Armed Forces' children, possibly with a parent having given the ultimate sacrafice for their country. It is not my idea, I saw it put forth at I believe Hugh Hewitt's blog and it is an absolutely wonderful idea. Adults that have everything should not buy gifts for each other, they should give in each other's name to a charity of some sort. I personally will help the children of fallen troops to have a taste of Christmas as it should be. Soldiers Angels is a good one to donate to or adopt a soldier through and I will update with more as I find them again.
Side note: Charlie Rangel has inserted a size 21eee sized milboot in his mouth so far it projects from the other end of the jack-ass. A draft, how politicaaly daft cold he be? His remarks outshadow even John Kerry's in insulting our Patriot Armed Forces, past, present and future. James Taranto highlites it at the OPJ online.

Monday, November 27, 2006

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Founders' Quote Daily

"This was the object of the Declaration of Independence. Not to
find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought
of, not merely to say things which had never been said before;
but to place before mankind the common sense of the subject, in
terms so plain and firm as to command their assent, and to justify
ourselves in the independent stand we are compelled to take.
Neither aiming at originality of principle or sentiment, nor yet
copied from any particular and previous writing, it was intended
to be an expression of the American mind, and to give to that
expression the proper tone and spirit called for by the occasion."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Henry Lee, 8 May 1825)

Reference: Jefferson: Writings, Peterson ed., Library of America

Monday Meanderings

I have to admit my commute drive, while long, is quite sublime this time of year with the lightshow in the clouds and the swirling maelstroms of migrating fowl over the rice paddies. It is sunrise and sunset season in California and a camera should be at the ready, as mine has not been, alas, or that glory would be posted.
So many of us overlook the little things that make life worth living and we grow cynical and bitter, I am trying to overcome that by avoiding negative influences, mainly our MSM. My personal motto is to learn from the negative and move in a positive direction towards fulfilling a goal. To concentrate on the failures and not the accomplishments is a loser attitude and will not get you very far in life.
My friend, Mark, who runs a very good blog, Pearls Before Swine, has been through the grinder and just got himself a home, is a great example of optimism and faith in the Lord to provide for us. I am also a single homeowner because of my faith in myself and my Lord.
It is not the government's job to provide for us, it is our job, and it is our job to elect those that know that simple premise of small government.How do we accomplish that? Term limits and Paul Jacob says it best. I like this guy's attitude!

Tired of election analysis? Think there should be some kind of limit, rather than allowing it all to drone on and on and on?

Well, here's some analysis you'll like. It's about a limit. An article by Andrew Cline, titled "Finally Term Limited," recently ran in American Spectator.

Cline argues, "Republicans might have saved their majority by keeping a single signature promise from 1994. More than any other point in the Contract With America, the promise of term limits showed how serious these reformers were about changing the culture in Washington." And he calls it a "fateful decision" that most Republican reps who came to Washington believing in limits "chose to stay put rather than step down."

Cline points to scandals that rocked the GOP congressional majority and concludes, "Term limits likely would have prevented each of these scandals."

And he believes that "Term limits also would have prevented or mitigated other Republican apostasies, such as the massive expansion of Medicare, the federalization of public education, the gross abuse of the pork barrel process, and the irresponsibly large increases in non-defense discretionary spending."

Who am I to argue? I agree 100 percent. Cline gets it.

He writes, "Each of these violations of principle occurred for one reason: to maintain power. Yet the GOP went down to electoral defeat precisely because of the leadership's decision to trade ideals for longevity."

Friday, November 24, 2006

Crisis In The Levant

Michael Totten has great coverage of what is happening in Lebanon, follow the links and read the comments to get the full flavor, there is a lot of info to be had. It is very interesting and highly enlightening for those that want a feel for the Lebanese street. For example Hezbollah cancelled their rally yesterday after the mass protest over their assassination of a Christian leader, Pierre Gemayel. The Lebanese are sick and tired of Iran and Syria using them as a football through Hezbollah and things may get really nasty pretty soon. Israel is on high alert as is Jordan, the interesting part are the growing divisions within the Islamist front, Sunni vs. Shia as in Iraq.
Amil Amani elaborates on this at the American Thinker with a must read article.

There is no need to belabor the point that Islam is not and has never been a religion of peace. The word Islam, is derived from taslim, which means submission, while the term for peace, is Solh. Another derivation of the word taslim, is salamat which means good health, and so on.

Irrespective of what the term Islam may mean, the facts on the ground conclusively demonstrate Islam's violent nature from its very inception. No need to go back to the time of Muhammad and examine the historical records. Just a few from contemporary events should make the point.

From this it is easy to gather that bringing Iran and Syria to the table for talks over Iraq are fool-hardy at best and unbelievably stupid at worst. They have taken the election of a DNC majority in our congress as a sign of weakness and submission to their demands and are moving their agenda forward at full steam, the Iraqi people are not and should not be treated as political footballs to keep a few American GIs from being killed in a cause they believe in.
I say let the extremists slaughter each other while we help build and support a legitimate Iraqi government and security force. Is it full blown civil war? What happens in Lebanon may tip the kettle one way or another but an Islamic civil war is happening and neither side is moderate, Sunni Arabs and Shia Persians, never friends and with a very bloody history. Our problem is that it excaserbates our problems in Iraq if we allow that slaughter. Ceding Lebanon to Syria and allowing Iranian Nukes are not the answer to Iraq, strength is and we don't need to wobble in that strength.
I will leave with a comment from Mike's Blog in full. The Barnyard agrees with Ric Locke:

Let us speak for a moment of practicalities. Of realpolitik, if you will.
alGhali, my name is Ric. I understand that means something amusing to you. I urge you to suppress that reaction.

I am, more or less in order of importance, an American, a Christian, a Texan, a military veteran, a Republican, and a descendant of American Indians. Whatever your goals are, you must convince me, and others like me, not to oppose them, or you don't have a hope in Hell.

The reason that is so is that you produce nothing for yourself. You and your people do not even make the explosives you kill people with; you must buy them from the West, or from the Persians. You and your people don't make the televisions you watch Nasrallah speak on; you must buy them from the Japanese and the Koreans. You don't make the studios or their equipment; you must buy them from us, or from the British or French. You don't make the cell phones you use as triggers for booby traps; you must buy them from the West, or again Japan and Korea. You don't make the pickup trucks that transport your "soldiers" to battle. You don't even make the guns you brandish so forcefully, or the ammunition you waste spraying at the sky. The rockets? Russia or Eastern Europe.

You don't even earn the money you buy those things with. You must depend upon the largesse, the generosity, of others, and if you believe that generosity is genuinely in your interest you are too stupid to take seriously, or else you depend upon Western desire for the oil, which was put there by Allah with no effort on your part; you did nothing to earn it.

We, on the other hand (and by "we" I mean the West and those who have copied us) make all those things. It is for this reason that we are strong. We learned, with the most painful lessons coming in the century just past, that both Mao and Machiavelli were wrong. Good soldiers may well get you gold, but for us gold is useful stuff for electronics and not much more; our wealth is elsewhere. The sort of power that flows from the barrel of a gun is transitory and not a little illusory. If you have the power of wealth, guns are so cheap they can be handed out to the likes of you for our entertainment. What we have learned is the deep truth of another aphorism: When you are strong you can forgive your enemies. When you are weak you can only kill them.

You, sir, are a weakling and a coward, and as such we will never support you. You prove yourself a weakling by announcing your intention to kill, thereby establishing that you are too weak to forgive. You confirm that by never producing anything of your own, only demanding that others provide your support. You have no strength, no power. You are not a slave, and we have no desire to have you as a slave -- a slave must at least be able to hew wood and carry water, and you have established that you have not the strength for that even on your own behalf, by demanding that others do it for you while you arm yourself to kill.

Therefore you have failed in your aim. You have not come close, with your glib recital of past vilenesses, to convincing me to support you. I mentioned that I am a descendant of American Indians. A century and a half ago, the invading whites ripped some of my ancestors from their lands, forcing them to walk almost three thousand kilometers to a a desolate untamed land where they were "resettled", and took the ancestral lands for their own. But I am a Westerner. That is in the past, and the reality for today is that if I wish a redress of those grievances, first I must amass the power -- and I understand that wealth is power, and all else is weakness. If I will not build real power I am simply a murderer if I seek to drive the descendants of the robbers from my ancestors' homeland. And, strangely enough, I find that as I amass real power the issue recedes. One bit of land will do as well as another. Speaking of "homelands" is simply an excuse for tyrants to gather political power from lazy people who are wistful for past glory but unwilling to make new glory.

The guns, the rockets, the bombs, all the warstuff you amass is worthless so long as you must get it by trusting the largesse of others. It will never gain you the strength you want. The ability to kill is not power. The ability to build is power, power we can respect. If you have real power, the warstuff is toys and bagattelles.

And if you are seeking "honor" from us, you have failed again. "Honor" as you understand it means that we recognize your ability to kill or damage who or what you like, when you like, without effective reprisal. We call that "bullying" and consider it the behavior of jackals. By insisting upon it you class yourself with those.

Save your rhetoric. You have failed, and will continue to fail. Your every presentation that you consider as influencing the West to favor you instead reminds us of what we consider our dishonorable past; you disgust us because you remind us of our primitive origins, which we have done our best to suppress. Even the word "jihad", which you use among yourselves and in your propaganda as a term of approbation, for us is quite different. An attempt, by military or other violent force, to extend the reach of one's beliefs or religion is a crusade. That's what the English word means. The fact that today's Crusaders wear a crescent-and-star instead of a cross makes no difference. Hassan Nasrallah, and you, are Crusaders. You should change your name to Geoffrey.

It's fun to read your apologias and what you consider to be your arguments, but I am one of the ones you must convince, and you have not only failed to advance that cause, you are farther from it than you were when I had never heard of you. If you want my support -- and you cannot come close to your goals without it, and you know it, or you would not make the attempt -- you must change your tactics. I don't care to advise you on what tactics to use, except to let you know that several others upthread have offered useful hints, because frankly you disgust me. Your presentation has made it more likely that I will shoot you or your followers when I encounter you, not less. You are a failure. Accept that and learn.

Ric Locke

'Nuff said

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

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"It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits,and humbly to implore his protection and favors."-- George Washington (Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 October 1789)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Giving Thanks

As we head into the long Holiday weekend it is important to remember how much we have to be thankful for as a nation, no other country can compare. Millions around the world have as their highest wish to come to America and become a citizen, I can't blame the illegals either for wanting a better chance at life.
My family has been here since the beginning, 1623, and that instinct survives in a 20th century son living in the 21st. I was raised on sharecropper values of the great depression, survive, on your own as part of a community. I am very familiar with the deep south farming community and with that the wisdom and faith that comes of it.
Personally this will be my first Thanksgiving alone in my own home and that is not a bad thing as I have much to be thankful for in getting here and what I have gained in experience.
Most of all I give thanks to our Patriot Armed Forces that make it possible and protect it with their life. We have much to be thankful for , just make sure they get the bulk of your prayers. They serve us far better than we give them or ever truelly could. My heartfelt Thanks goes out to them!
I will leave you with a quote from a Founding Father.

"[I]t is the indispensable duty of all men to adore the superintending
providence of Almighty God... that with one heart and one voice the good people
may express the grateful feeling of their hearts and consecrate themselves to
[His] service... acknowledging with gratitude their obligations to Him for
benefits received..." -Samuel Adams

Monday, November 20, 2006

Foggy Days Are Back

After so much California sun these grey days really blur ones spirit and makes reclining infront of a warm fire so much more inviting than typing on one's blog so that is what I am doing.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Weekend Roundup

To start off with fellow blogger and friend Lores will have Steve Emerson from CounterTerrorism blog on her radio show tonight, tune in at www.KRLA870.com at 10:00pm pac. He will be discussing his latest book, Jihad Incorporated . The Goat plans on making an appearance mainly to thank him for all he has done to help educate the American people of the Jihadi threat.

Amir Taheri and Victor Davis Hanson have fantastic articles up at Benador exploring our options in the Middle East and cut/run and hide is not one of them.Amir lays out our three options best.

The message to those in search of "elegant solutions" is simple: this is a war, stupid!

And what are the options in a war?

One can fight to win. One can surrender to the enemy. One can panic and run away.

These are the options in Iraq. So, let the debate begin.


This is a war, stupid so fits what our political left can't understand and we did not ask for it nor start it but we must win it for the sake of civilization as we know it. While Amir explores the diplomatic means and dead ends Victor takes a glance at the milataristic view as a reknowned war historian at troop levels, withdrawal, etc..
Here at home we rage incessantly over the problem and its solution. The American public, for its part, has given the administration the go-ahead in two national elections, but apparently not in a third. In all the hysterical debate over Iraq, rarely do we find specifics about the options we currently face.

Win and Win we must! That my friends is our only option and I don't give a rat's ass about who presides over the victory as long as there is victory!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

CHristians and the Sword

Here is an extremely interesting article by James M. Arlandson at The American Thinker on Christians being armed. He points out that Christ told His disciples to buy swords for their protection not for the spread of His Word. He knows his Bible well and I highly recommend it. This is part two of a series I will follow, partI is here.

Did Jesus endorse and encourage violence in the four Gospels, presumably a righteous kind of violence? Did he call his original disciples to this? Did he order all of his disciples to really buy swords? Two verses may indicate that he did these things.

Matthew 10:34 reads:

34 Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth, but a sword (New International Version, NIV)

And Luke 22:36 reads:

36 [Jesus] said to [the disciples], “But now the one who has a purse must take it, and likewise a bag; and the one who has no sword must sell his cloak and buy one.” (New Revised Standard Version, NRSV)

Cited in isolation, those two verses suggest that swords and violence are a possibility. It seems as if Jesus carried and wielded a sword. It seems as if all of the disciples should go out and buy one each. After the death and burial of Jesus, they would have to face the world alone without him, so they thought.

God does mean for us to face evil with open palms, He gives us the weapons to fight, spiritually and physically as long as our palms are open to His.
"It is too probable that no plan we propose will be adopted.
Perhaps another dreadful conflict is to be sustained. If, to
please the people, we offer what we ourselves disprove, how can we
afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the
wise and the honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God. "

-- George Washington (as quoted by Gouverneur Morris in Farrand's
Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, 25 March 1787)

Reference: George Washington and the New Nation, James Flexner

Quite apropo, Let us raise a standard to which the
wise and the honest can repair
, something all should take to heart and be willing to defend.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Tired Of Robo-Callers?!?

New approach to take, wait for them to actually answer and then ask:" Do you know how annoying 'robot dialing' is?", ask them what they think when they are called? In other other words, instead of hanging up give them the heat.
To get around robot answering services, DO NOT press a button on your phone at any time after dialing the number, a living operator will come up soon. Then it is up to you:).

On a much better note our friend Lores continues to nail down great interviews, this time with Steve Emerson from Counter Terrrorism Blog and prolific writer on the Islamic Jihad. His latest book " American Jihad" will be the topic of discussion.

Pelosi and Murtha were sacked by their caucus with moderate Steny Hoyer getting an overwhelming majority vote for leader, Nancy's foe for decades. the next couple years will prove to be very interesting, Barnyard bets.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

From The Front

So we terrorize the populace in Iraq? Watch this video and gain some perspective, thanks to reader, the Hannah Factor, for sending it. You won't see these pictures in the Old Media anywhere or the storyies behind them.Our troops are the best and are doing tremendous good and they need to know they have support here at home and recognition of the good they have done and are doing every minute.

It looks like a Thanksgiving cabin run is very possible, a semi-annual event, we've gone other places but at least seven of the last ten have been spent there. Bishop and a site in the Buttermilk region is the other destination, hallowed ground for rockclimbers and mountaineers. We have a few choice spots with a year round rill running nearby, it is high desert and a cold clear water source is nice to have.

I fixin' to give my '00 Dakota an internal boost, ProComp ATs and shocks, bushings, exhaust, computer and chip and possibly an ARB air locker up front. I already run the ProComp tire and have been very happy with the performance, much better than BFG's AT tire.
If someone can put me in touch with somebody in NorCal that can put a Dana 44 upfront in a "00" Dakota, please let me know.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Just To Look At

How I long to be there,
easy in my chair,
As the cold winds blow
with the drift of coming snow.

That timeless place,
a cabin in History's space,
That makes one feel,
His own inner steel.

Monday, November 13, 2006

The Left's Worst Nightmare

Could an electoral battle be building to be the more Reaganesque party following conervative ideals and not the loonbat ones? The next two years will pose some interesting questions the Dems will need to handle decisively which is highly unlikely given their loonbat base, which got trounced by the way. For perspective, if I lived in Virginia I wqould have had a tough choice. James Webb is a Scoop Jackson Democrat and will be a major thorn in Nancy's side should she go anti-military. I happen to like his writing especially "Born Fighting", hardly a loony liberal base. Joe Lieberman won easily against lefty favorite hero Ned Lamont.
This was a vote to get the people's work done, not 'K street's', can the Dems deliver?

Sidenote: Hillary Clinton will be the new Senate Majority leader, Harry Reid is scandalous toast, Nancy Pelosi will survive but barely as Speaker. They are having a major interparty battle as are we.

I support Mike Pence and John Shadegg for House Minority Leader and Whip, respectively. I have called my congressman, have you?
We need some of those old dawgs to rest in retirement under the porch and give some of these bright young pups a chance at the point.. They are well trained and not spoiled on table scraps and hankerin' to hunt liberal excess and flush it out for the hunters and their game bags.

My 12 gauge is ready,,,, Pull.........?

Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Fire Dance

I know of noone that doesn't love a fire on the hearth and the good cheer it brings like few other things, those warm cozy feelings filled with all the memories of fires gone before of family and adventure. It has fascinated us since Moses found God speaking from an unconsuming flame and founded Moseanic Law, indeed fire once tamed was a source of life and fear for many millinnia prior and hence. That timeline of truth that only in its ungraspable palpability can only be forged by its own truth, fire is the truth.
We all have that fire within us, whether we choose to burn out and fade away or forge a spirit that that can only be built by walking into that same Unconsuming Fire that Moses did with the same faith he had.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Thank You Veterans

If it wasn't for them it is likely the world would be a very different place than it is today and the thought of that world is a very scary one indeed. A very special Thank You to those that have and serve in our Patriot Armed Forces!!!

While much is written and bloviated about by pundits and in elite circles about the slow progress in Iraq little addresses the core reasons behind it, culture. While ours is one of cold efficiency and instant results, theirs is a slower 'God willing' patience or overly swift ineffective and brutal reaction. This instructive essay by Army Lt Col Carl Grunow on training and assisting the ISF as they step on to the battlefield as he spent the last year doing, he details the highlites and the lowlites and explains why, is extremely insightful and a must read for us impatient Americans. (hattip: OpFor, in pdf)

I have to wonder if John Kerry would fall on a grenade to save his fellow Marines? Marine Corporal Jason Dunham and hundreds like him have done just that and so much more to recieve our Nations highest honor, The Medal of Honor, this War's second, I believe, more will surely come. Matt at Blackfive is where I saw the news and he has other links as well as the story.

God Bless Them and God Bless the USA!!!

A special thanks to all the great milbloggers out there that help the rest of us hold the line at home.

PS: Thankfully elections are over for a year or so and I can get back to more interesting and diverse posting along with good news from the front against jihadistan.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Happy Birthday US Marine Corps

To our best and bravest, Salute and Semper Fidelis, not to take away from the rest of our Patriot Armed Forces but me Pops was a former Marine and I was raised with the manual albeit Korean War era under my pillow.

A couple former Marines installed my new woodburning stove today and what a wonderful appeal it brought to the Barn when I fired it up. Hmm, two things that that stir a contemplative mind are fire and moving water, motion with connection but no meaning, beneficial and destructive.

When taken in that light I am grateful to still have two viable political parties, it means constructive ideas will prevail though more slowly than under a focused conservative agenda as a result the GOP and the DNC both became more conservative not less. Nancy Pelosi now gets the thankless job of herding a bunch of cats in a very diverse conglomeration of a party, welcome to recent GOP woes.

The one thing that will change is that Old Media reporting on the war will get more positive if it helps Hillary and the DNC as "solving the problems". Look for more personal interest stories on schools, healthcare and the like as improving rapidly in the near future. The Old Media doesn't want us to lose, they just want the Democrats to take credit for winning a Republican fiasco and will use the power of the press to do that, fine just so we win.

Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giulianni seem to have benefitted the most from the Republican meltdown among conservatives and possibly Michael Steele at RNCC.

Mike Pence and John Shadegg should easily get whip and leadership f the House Minority. Write your Congressman and let them know!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Pro Mitt Romney Blogger Roundup

If you are liking what you hear from and about Mitt Romney for President, I want to hear from you. I have heard from Texans for Mitt and Iowans for Romney. My coblogger, when able, works for the GOP in Boston and is trying to get on the campaign staff, at least I remember something to that effect. We need to coalesce an alliance, I know Rick in Texas has a very good start on that very thing, a Mitt Romney alliance of blogs. I want to hear from you by comment or email. It just fell into Mitt's lap, let's mount up!

The best man for the co ticket is Rick Santorum another staunch conservative with a huge national following.

We lost because some got beholden to money and power and abandoned what got them elected in the first place, disgracing the 'clean' party. Hugh Hewitt sums it up best and Rush Limbaugh agreed by reading it in his monologue. Yeah, Hugh's head is about to explode but that's ok, he deserves it.

As cooler heads sort through the returns, they will see not a Democratic wave but a long series of bitter fights most of which were lost by very thin margins, the sort of margin that could have been overcome had there been greater purpose and energy arrayed on the GOP's side. The country did not fundamentally change from 2004, but the Republicans had to defend very difficult terrain in very adverse circumstances. Step by step over the past two years the GOP painted themselves into a corner from which there was no escape. Congressional leadership time and time again took the easy way out and declared truces with Democrats over issues, which ought not to have been compromised. The easy way led to Tuesday's result.

When we stand up for our principles we win, Rick was an anomaly of an off year, many of the rest probably deserved to get booted. America is center right and respects solid leadership in Congress, what will Speaker Nancy bring to the table? We shall see and get another chance in two years. Championship teams don't whine when they lose, they work harder, develope new strategy, study film. Raum Emmanuel did just that for the DNC and got some conservative Democrats elected, guaranteed to be a thorn in their leadership's side.

The GOP will choose much needed new leadership this week, Mike Pence in the House and Tom Coburn in the Senate are my picks. Mitch McConnel would have to choose between that and the Supreme Court. Tom is just the cudgel the GOP needs at this time that Rick would have been if Pa weren't overcome by the Old Media and the Washington 'insiders'.

McCain is done as is Kerry, as is Bill Frist and wannabee George Allen. Jim Webb is an old school Scoop Jackson Dem, well qualified and will be a anti-liberal thorn.

Mitt Romney opens the door!!!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Not completely as I see a strategy, it is cheaper to sit out a congressional vote than to beat an incumbent in a primary vote and then go after the freshman with a fresh face with full reserves. This seems to be a trend, remove the rinos, then put a fresh face on the party following the Contract With America and Reaganite values. The exit polls would support this with initiatives going conservative. It will be an interesting couple of years with plenty of blog fodder.
The Barnyard will remain positive and continue to work hard for the conservative agenda

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

No Democrat Wave

It is going to be much closer than the Old Media wanted, turnout has been very good and that is good for the GOP

Monday, November 06, 2006

Vote GOP !!!

Remember as Hugh Hewitt has broadcast often:

Win the war

Secure the border

Confirm the judges

Cut the Taxes

Control the spending

The Democrats have none of this in mind other than cutting spending for the war against one of our most brutal and latent enemies ever and showing them our belly by shirking behind defeatism and appeasement, ie. giving them money not to attack us.
Their idea to control spending is to open the borders and enact a gov't healthcare plan while defunding space and missile defense spending as well as taking the teeth out of our intelligence offices.
The Demorats have a plan alright, it is to shut down gov't with endless hearings and filibusters and render the President helpless in the midst of a bloody war we must win.
What has the GOP been able to do besides spending like drunken sailors on a binge? I would say quite alot despite 9/11 and the resulting war, a duet of killer hurricanes and a very biased 'Old Media', a pair of very fine SCOTUS Judges and a slew of lower court ones, a border fence bill, clarification of terrorist detainment and surveillance. The GOP House has done much good work that has been blocked in Senate committee by liberal Senators like Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, etal. Why blame good House and Senate GOP members for the shenanigans of the DNC, because the 'Old Media' wants us to? I don't, I pay little attention to those 'dinosaurs' as Laura Ingraham likes to call them.
Why should I? I could care less what the 'elite' are doing and saying in their echo chamber, there ain't no echo in fly-over country, its flat, boring and bustling with dynamic life. The rest of us don't think like San Francisco Nancy Pelosiville, Hollywood, or New york, HillBillary's 'village'.Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi being the new leaders in the Swamp if conservatives don't step up and vote, that is our future. Dean Barnett put it best, crawl over broken glass to vote if you must but vote.
There may be two more SCOTUS nominees in the near future, lets keep the Senate in strong GOP hands. I hope the good folks of Pa have the good sense to send Rick Santorum back to Washington. The bright side, a Romney, Santorum ticket in '08. Rick has the mustard to win this one though and he won't drop his constituents to run for Prez after a tight win. He is absolutely one of the best men for America, I hope Pa. gets it right!

Water you horses and eat well, battle breaks at dawn, be mounted and ready, the call is silent. Time to show those 'nutroots' what real 'grassroots' are capable of . A nut tree can cover a small area, San Fragsisco, grass can cover a prairie , flyover country.

The right didn't choose these battles that where handed them by activist judges in the hands of the left and now we choose to fight back.

Vote and Vote GOP

Vote and Vote GOP/Republican, America depends on it.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Weekend Roundup

A little reminder from John Wayne about America is apropo at this moment, click here to see what I know and love.

It seems The New York Times for its November surprise shot itself and the 'Bush lied' crowd in both feet by complaining about Saddam era Iraqi documents available at a Gov't site detailing how to build a nuclear bomb. Cap'n Ed Morrisey at Captains Quarters has the best analysis as he has been going through these documents for months now and has posted about many of them exonnerating the Administration and now the Times has confirmed the validity of those documents. In their mad rush to try and damage President Bush and the GOP they validated millions of documents they have been trying to cover up that are clearly the opposite of the picture they wanted to paint.

Polling data at Real Clear Politics also indicates a very strong move by GOP candidates in individual races. Howard Dean may have been able to make more races seem competitive through his nutroots campaign but can he actually win any of them with his main nutroots organizer and gotver, ACORN, under sweeping Federal investigations of very real voter fraud.

If Democrats are unable to make any real moves in this 'bad' GOP environment, expect sweeping changes in leadership and an abandonment of the loony, angry, potty mouthed left in a major fake to the middle for '08 as HillBillary tries to triangulate.

Saddam is going to swing freely now from the end of a rope, his verdict is passed. Three cheers for the Iraqi court system and the Iraqi people. They can do this, make themselves a great country but not if we abandon them. The Democrats want to run away and leave them, we want them to win and thrive and grow as a free people.

Vote GOP and support Freedom!

Saturday, November 04, 2006


That 'evil genious' Karl Rove and his right hand Ken Mehlman hit the nitrous button on their high tech racing engine today for its famed 72 hour burn to election day. Will it be enough? I believe it will be, contrary to what the Old Media wants to portray and perhaps brainwash conservatives as down in the dumps. We are energized, excited and ready to vote and believe me it ain't for a liberal agenda.
Is President Bush a drag? I don't think so, listen to that full throated roar when he presses the gas pedal of that engine at campaign rallies.

Yes it is historically correct that 6th year elections go to the opposing party but these are historic times themselves and history makes odd turns with the Dems seemingly out of sync with sanity when it comes to National Security.
If the Dems are so confident, why have their nominees chosen a more conservative mantle in tight races?

One thing is glaringly obvious!
They think we are too stupid to write in Shelly Sekula Gibbs in Texas or to punch Foley to elect a bright young conservative Joe Negron in Florida, come on. They are comparing us to their constituents, eh umm, victims. You know, those nice people that hold all those anti-american rallies for socialism.

Hmmmm, ACORN, a union driven DNC voter recruiter has been busted big time for voter fraud in many states and is under ongoing investigations. Anybody for Voter ID legislation on a Federal level, I am, as Hugh Hewitt says "If it isn't close, they can't cheat." They are starting to cry foul because we won't let them cheat anymore. Vote GOP and make sure the margins are too wide to debate.

This is not '94 for the Demorats as they have no spokesman the likes of Newt Gingrich, John Kerry and the rest of the DNC leadership just don't get it and have alienated themselves from the American people. The so called "Conservative Base" just might have its own November surprise ready and waiting, not voting is not on the agenda.

If I were a gambling man I would put a ten spot on the GOP picking up seats and see what happens, who knows with so many so close and the GOP has a reputation for winning the close ones ????

Friday, November 03, 2006

I don't know about the rest of you but I like to win and accomplish my goals