Saturday, June 30, 2012

Students who bullied bus monitor get suspensions

NEW YORK - Four seventh-grade students from upstate New York who were caught on video mercilessly taunting a 68-year-old bus monitor have received their punishment.

The school system in the Rochester suburb of Greece says it will suspend the middle school students from their school and from using regular bus transportation for a year for bullying Karen Klein.

The students will be transferred to a special alternative education program because the district is legally required to give them an education. Each student also will be required to complete 50 hours of community service with senior citizens.

They will be able to reapply to middle school after they complete the discipline.

In a statement, the school system said each of the students involved admitted wrongdoing, accepted the consequences and agreed to let the district publicly release the terms of their disciplinary action.

The cellphone video posted online by a fellow student drew millions of viewers. The video shows Klein trying her best to ignore a stream of profanity, insults and outright threats.
One student taunted: "You don't have a family because they all killed themselves because they don't want to be near you." Klein's oldest son killed himself 10 years ago.

Eventually, Klein appears to break down in tears.

A fund drive that began with a goal of $5,000 to help Klein take a nice vacation raised more than $667,000 as of Friday.

Klein has received national attention through social and news media with interviews such as an appearance earlier this week on NBC's "Today" show. She was honored Thursday in Boston, where she was greeted by a youth cheerleading squad and escorted on a red carpet to receive an honorary Boston school bus monitor certificate.

Klein could not be reached for comment Friday. However, police have said Klein did not want the boys to face criminal charges.

In an Associated Press interview last week, Klein asked people to leave the boys alone.

"Threatening them? No. That's not the way to go about things," she said. "They're just kids.

"I don't want to judge anybody or put them in jail or anything like that. I just want them to learn a lesson."

WSYR-TV in Syracuse first reported the school district's decision.

I am sure by now that many of you have already seen the video of this poor woman being viciously harassed by those kids. So, I won't post it here.

I was appalled and sickened by what I had seen and literally in shock at the language and disrespect, I was in tears just listening it. I wish she would have used mace on them, but then she would have been looking at criminal charges and not them.

I am not sure if the above punishment for those kids was enough, I would have at least let them spend one night in jail, just to teach them a terrifying lesson, because if they are that hateful and disrespectful to those in authority, such as that poor woman who was their bus monitor, what does that tell you about them? They respect no one.

I also blame their parents because apparently, it seems that these kids have been allowed to run amok and not give a darn about anyone.

When I was kid or many of us over 40, we were spanked not only by our parents but by the principal. Kids knew not to ever talk back or to disrespect their elders, ever! Or we paid that penalty, quite painfully, I might add.

Do you think their punishment was just? I am rather curious to hear your comments.

And seems like Ms. Klein, doesn't need to monitor buses any longer, with all the money she received, and I am glad for it. I hope she got her vacation and started a nice tidy retirement fund. 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Constitution stomped on today

Tea Party Patriots Will Not Rest until Obamacare is Fully Repealed

Tea Party Patriots, the nation’s largest tea party organization, today criticized the Supreme Court’s ruling on the President’s healthcare bill.

“The Supreme Court ruled against the American people today,” said Jenny Beth Martin, Co-Founder and National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots. “The American people overwhelming oppose Obamacare. Now more than ever it is time for the American people to band together and take our government back. Americans agree with what Justice Kennedy said in the dissenting opinion that ‘the entire Act before us is invalid in its entirety.’ We are putting all politicians on notice that we will not rest until this law is overturned it’s in entirety.

“This is a slap in the face to the majority of the American people who want Obamacare fully repealed. The Tea Party Patriots stand with the American people and say: fully repeal Obamacare.

“Mr. Romney, Mr. Boehner: the American people are putting you on notice. You both promised to fully repeal Obamacare. We will hold you to your promises.

“We will vote out any politician who does not commit, in writing, to respect the will of the American people and fully repeal Obamacare.”

I am so disappointed, devastated and I am still in shock of what occurred today. I agree with the Jenny Beth completely.

We can still get this atrocity repealed if we band together and fight back. I for one am not going to sit here and twittle my thumbs hoping for the best. 

I don't want socialized medicine, I don't want to be in a socialist/marxist nation. 

Furthermore, I am absolutely astonished by Robert's decision to vote against his fellow conservatives and side with the radical Left judges. I don't dislike him, but I just can't believe what he has done. I hope he will regret his decision and ponder on the damage he just caused.


I just had to share these pictures.  We noticed a strange white animal in our backyard and couldn't figure out what it was?  At first, we thought it was an opossum, but it didn't have that long nasty tail or long snout, then thought it might be a white gopher.  Nope.

With some research we have a rare, very rare, white albino groundhog.  Once we figured it out. I decided to post pictures of it on Facebook and asked people to help us come up with a cute name for him/her.  The winner:

SIR FALKOR SQUIRE, the groundhog.  

He has been eating apples from our apple tree. We absolutely love this gorgeous little visitor.  I hope he sticks around.  He won't let us get close enough for better pictures, he spooks very easily.

Isn't he gorgeous?!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Obama congratulates Muslim Brotherhood leader

WASHINGTON - The White House on Sunday congratulated Egypt's president-elect, Mohammed Morsi, and urged him to reach out to all parties and segments of society as he forms a new government.

Striking a cautious but hopeful tone, a statement by White House press secretary Jay Carney called the election result a milestone in Egypt's transition to democracy and said Washington looks forward to working with Morsi's government "on the basis of mutual respect."

"Millions of Egyptians voted in the election, and President-elect Morsi and the new Egyptian government have both the legitimacy and responsibility of representing a diverse and courageous citizenry," Carney said.

Many here in the United States have warned that the Muslim Brotherhood is really an arm of radical Islam. There are concerns for the country's Christian minority and fears that Egypt will simply become another Iran...promoting hatred against the U.S. and Israel.

Sunday's White House statement alluded to the Obama administration's hope that the rise of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood party will not set back Egyptian-Israeli relations. For all his faults, Mubarak was credited in Washington with resisting three decades of pressure within Egypt to break the Camp David accords with Israel or loosen its alliance with the United States.

"We believe it is essential for the Egyptian government to continue to fulfill Egypt's role as a pillar of regional peace, security and stability," Carney said.

The Muslim Brotherhood's victory adds a new element of uncertainty for U.S. policy in the Middle East, which has been rocked by the conflict in Syria, where some 40 people were said to have died Sunday in new clashes between rebels and government forces.

The U.S. provides about $1.3 billion annually in military aid to Egypt; the two countries regularly hold joint military exercises, and U.S. Navy ships are frequent visitors to Egyptian ports.

Sen. John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the U.S. should embrace the election outcome even if the Muslim Brotherhood's past positions are a cause for concern.
"It would be a mistake for us to pull back from our engagement with a free and democratic Egypt," said Kerry, D-Mass. "This is a time to test intentions, not to prejudge them."

Kerry said that in recent conversations with Morsi, the new president-elect said he was committed to protecting basic freedoms, including the rights of women and minorities and the right to free expression and assembly.

"He said he understood the importance of Egypt's post-revolutionary relationships with America and Israel," Kerry said.

Of course to most of us, this is not surprising as we are quite familiar with Obama and his administration's full of support of anything that honors Islam.  And to congratulate a man, who represents a group that has never been shy or afraid to say how much they despise America and Israel. So, it nice to see our American president send a "shout-out" to someone that would love to see Israel and America eradicated from the face of the map.

I saw footage of people celebrating this "momentous" occasion.  What I fear most, is the Christians or Jews that have remained in Egypt. I truly believe their lives are in grave danger.  They need to pack their things and get the hell out of dodge. They are not safe. And to those who are from the LGBT movement, should also get out, if they value their lives. Once Sharia Law takes place, everyone that represents a different view of Sharia or Islam would be penalized maybe tortured or put to death.  Of this, I have absolute no doubt. They have zero tolerance for opposing views.

I don't think this is something to celebrate it is alarming to say the least.  And those of us, Christians and Jews, should be on full alert and be praying for the safety of the innocent and our sisters and brothers who will be in danger.

To those who are truly Holy Spirit filled, we must have on the Armor of God at all times, we are in a spiritual battle, make no mistake. We need to dig deeper in the Word, draw closer to our Heavenly Father, our Lord and Savior and Trust in the guidance of the Holy Ghost.  And pray for our warring angels.

We know that in the end, God wins, but in the meantime, we cannot be complacent. Our weapon is prayer, faith and trust in the Almighty.  We are warriors for God, I will continue to say this is, IT IS TIME TO, "Stand on the Word of God or on the word of man."  The line has been drawn, which side do you choose?

I say this with love but I am tired of hearing Christians complaining about this and that but do nothing.  Stay in the fight, because we are on the winning side, regardless of liberal and false deity opposition.

Okay, okay.... I am off the soap box.  *smile*

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Angel Eyes blog tour....

I would like to thank Litfuse Publicity Group for providing me a copy of this excellent book to review.

About the book:   Once you've seen, you can't unsee. Everything changes when you've looked at the world through . . .Angel Eyes.

Brielle went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She's come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt . . . and the incredible, numbing cold she can't seem to shake.

Jake's the new guy at school. The boy next door with burning hands and an unbelievable gift that targets him for corruption.

Something more than fate has brought them together. An evil bigger than both of them lurks in the shadows nearby, hiding in plain sight. Two angels stand guard, unsure what's going to happen. And a beauty brighter than Jake or Brielle has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices start.

A realm that only angels and demons-and Brielle-can perceive.

MY REVIEW: I absolutely LOVED this book and thrilled that it is going to be a trilogy, but the next installment will not come out until 2013, that's going to be  hard for me to wait, but the anticipation will be worth it.

At first it started a bit slow and I thought that Brielle was a bit of a joy kill, because of her moping around and self-pity and for some reason we had to wait a bit to find out what tragedy happened to cause her to behave as she was.  We sure did find out and it was pretty horrid. 

However, once the truth came out, the book started to roll and it was a non-stop excitement and major suspense all the way through.  The reader was taken into a world where you actually knew the thoughts of the angels and demons and they battled and how the fallen demons decided to follow Satan, their leader. Served them right.  They trusted a false deity.  

Anyhoo, one thing really caught my attention was how Shannon, the author, described "fear" with perfect clarity that it became tangible. I don't want to ruin it for the reader but, it truly made me stop and think about fear and how it does tend to paralyze us. The description was perfect. And it also explained how demons are so drawn to it, because fear does not come from God and it is a weakness that the demons utilize to their benefit.

I highly recommend this book. It's definitely a sort of science fiction meets non-fiction meets fiction kind of book.

About the Author Shannon Dittemore: 

Shannon is a wife and mother. A sister. A daughter. A friend. She was raised in Northern California by her parents-pastors of their local church and constant figures of inspiration.

As a youth, Shannon traveled with an award-winning performing arts team, excelling on stage and in the classroom. As a young adult, she attended Portland Bible College, continued acting, and worked with an outreach team targeting inner-city kids in the Portland-Metropolitan area.

It was in Portland that she met her husband, Matt. They were married in 2002. Soon after, they took the reins of the youth ministry at Living Way Community Church in Roseville, California where they continue to serve in that capacity. In October of 2004, their son Justus was born, followed by their daughter Jazlyn, born in 2008. 

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Children Heckled While Singing Patriotic Song

A group of New York City children banned from singing “God Bless the USA” at a graduation ceremony were heckled by adults when they sang the song at a nearby playground.

The protest had been organized by parents at PS 90 in Coney Island. They were outraged after principal Greta Hawkins banned kindergartners from performing the song at their graduation ceremony. Staffers said the principal was worried the patriotic anthem might offend other cultures.

She also feared that the Lee Greenwood song would not be age-appropriate for the youngsters – concerns shared by the New York City Dept. of Education.

Among those attending the protest was Rep. Bob Turner (R-NY) who had been invited by parents. Turner is running for the U.S. Senate against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).

“I thought it would be a great idea,” Turner said. “The kids were a delight.”

According to video of the incident, boys and girls were waving American flags and singing “God Bless the USA” when adults began swarming and shouting.

They were shouting down the kids as they were singing,” Turner told Fox News Radio. “This was really bad form.”

“You Republicans come go to a Republican area and do that, we don’t do that here,” one of the hecklers said. “This is ridiculous, this is sad. This is so crazy. This is sad.”

A Turner staffer can be heard off camera asking the protesters to stop – and to “let the kids sing.”

“The kids don’t even know what they’re singing,” the unidentified protester replied. “They got something you tell them to say. It’s ridiculous. It’s sad, sad, sad. You all are going to burn in hell. You all burn in hell. Shame on you. Shame on you.”

At one point, a tattooed protester cursed.

“You got a right to make noise, I got a right to make noise,” the protester said.

The video shows boys and girls as they began chanting, ‘USA USA” in an attempt to drown out the protesters.
I was so proud of these children for sticking up for themselves and even heard one little boy yell, "Hey! You can't talk to my mom like that!" 

Those "adults" and I use that term loosely, should be ashamed of their despicable behavior because these precious little ones are being taught to love their nation and to honor it, and to wave the American flag proudly.

I would have loved to allowed my boys to attend that singing and would have encouraged them to drown our the morons protesting them. And yes, I mean "morons" because only people that idiotic would harass small children while singing a song about the God blessing the USA.

Hat tip to Z for the below:

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.
'In  the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall
be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin.
But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an  American...There can be no divided allegiance
here.  Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty
to the American people.' - Theodore Roosevelt 1907

Monday, June 18, 2012

Obama's de facto 'Dream Act' may lock him out of White House in November

Last Friday afternoon, President Barack Obama took to the podium in the White House Rose Garden, where he announced his implementation of a de facto "Dream Act," that would "protect" 800,000 to 2 million illegal immigrants from deportation and, more importantly, grant them work permits--making them part of an already strained USA labor force.

The Executive Order signed by the president, circumvents Congress, by utilizing "prosecutorial discretion" to direct Homeland Security and ICE to remove all illegal immigrants from deportation lists-- if they were brought to the USA before age 16, but are now still younger than 30, and have been in the country for at least five consecutive years. They must also either be in school or have a GED or high school diploma, no criminal history or have served in the military.

This political end run around Congress has the same selfish carbon copy campaign objective as Team Obama's recent series of de facto "declassifications" of military and covert operation details to the media--to benefit the president's reelection campaign bid in November.

The new rule "gives Latinos an added reason not only to support the president, but to actually turn out and vote," said Brent Wilkes, the national executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens. Obama's campaign hopes this move will encourage Latinos—who have the lowest voter registration numbers of any major ethnic group in the United States, despite their growing demographic—to register and show up at the voting booth [and vote for him].

I don't believe this is going to work for Obama in the upcoming election. Latinos are not as stupid as he believes they are.  Most are becoming informed and staying informed, and many of them come from Catholic backgrounds that absolutely follow what the bible says about "homosexuality" and since our dear ole president announced that he supported gay marriage and the LGBT movement, he may have blown that out of the water.

I am sure there are many who are going to vote for him, but I wouldn't count on it becoming a landslide victory. Most American born and illegal alike are against homosexuality and for that reason alone would not want him to have a second term in office. 

 I don't speak for Catholics, but I am almost positive they frown on the homosexual or LGBT lifestyle from I have gathered from some of my Catholic friends and family.

I guess we just have to wait it out and see how it all unfolds.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

First, I would like to thank Litfuse Publishing for providing me a copy of this book to review.

 This is the first book in the in the Grand Tour series, Glamorous Illusions. 

ABOUT THE BOOK:  It was the summer of 1913, and Cora Kensington's life on the family farm has taken a dark turn. Not only are the crops failing, so is her father's health. Cora is carrying on, helping her mother run their Montana farm until a stranger comes to call, and everything changes. Cora then learns a secret that will radically change her future: she is the illegitimate daughter of a copper king who has come to claim her.

Cora is invited to take the "Grand Tour" of Europe, a journey intended to finish a person's education, to solidify an understanding of ancient culture and contemporary refinement. 
As she travels from England to France with half-siblings she's never known, Cora encounters the blessings of the Kensington family name, as well as the curses. But when an unbidden love begins to form, she realizes the journey is only beginning.
Faced with the challenge of accepting her father, new family, and the identity that comes with it, Cora also struggles to accept that she is also the daughter of the one true King-a Father who is the only One who can truly heal.

MY REVIEW:  I am a huge fan of historical romance novels and this book was pleasant to read. The main character draws her strength from God which I could appreciate as she swirled into a new world of wealth and how women were treated at that time.  More like porcelain dolls than women with their own thoughts and minds. It was almost degrading how men regarded women at that time, and Cora was learning to adjust to this fact, considering she was a teacher. There of course is romance involved and wondering whom she might end up with, a bit of a love triangle.

I must admit the ending left me rather disappointed, it ended so abruptly that I was thinking that maybe a page was missing. It didn't really leave me wanting more but wondering what the heck happened?  I do look foreward to the next installment and hope that the author will have a more satisfying ending that leaves the reader wanting more than wondering and excited for the next installment.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Lisa T. Bergren is the award-winning author of over thirty-five books, with more than 2 million copies sold. A former publishing executive, Lisa now divides her time between writing, editing, parenting three children with her husband, Tim, and dreaming of her next trip to Italy. She lives in Colorado Springs. 

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Pentagon announces gay pride celebration in recognition of troops

Two women, both active duty sailors in the Navy, kiss during the Gay Pride Parade in San Diego 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Last summer, gays in the military dared not admit their sexual orientation. This summer, the Pentagon will salute them, marking June as gay pride month just as it has marked other celebrations honoring racial or ethnic groups.

In the latest remarkable sign of change since the military repealed the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, the Defense Department will soon hold its first event to recognize gay and lesbian troops. It comes nine months after repeal of the policy that had banned gay troops from serving openly and forced more than 13,500 service members out of the armed forces.

Details are still being worked out, but officials say Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wants to honor the contributions of gay service members.

"Now that we've repealed `don't ask, don't tell,' he feels it's important to find a way this month to recognize the service and professionalism of gay and lesbian troops," said Navy Capt. John Kirby, a spokesman.

At West Point, the alumni gay advocacy group Knights Out was able to hold the first installment in March of what is intended to be an annual dinner in recognition of gay and lesbian graduates and Army cadets. Gay students at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis were able to take same-sex dates to the academy's Ring Dance for third-year midshipmen.

I swear we are living in the Twilight Zone. Are they serious?  Bloody hell!

And who, pray tell, is paying for this event?  Gee I wonder?  Not the Pentagon, White House, nope, Obama?  Nope, guess again...... 

Seriously, for a group of people who literally hate to be "labeled" or want to be treated just like everyone else sure they sure know how to make themselves stand out.

This is the United States military, and I am proud of them, I honor them but I sure as hell don't give a rats-bum what they do in their private lives.  That should stay private, period.

It's about respecting the uniform that they wear and that includes their PT uniforms, such as the two "ladies" kissing above are wearing.  They should behave with more decorum.

So, while we are at it, why don't we have a month where we celebrate, "Heterosexual Day" or "Polygamy Day" or "Bestiality Day?"  Where will it end?

Thanks to Obama and his vile interpretation of re-defining marriage, everything goes. Now "Zoos" want their rights to have sex with animals, and polygamists want to have their special rights as well. Where does it end?

If you are going to honor our military personnel, honor them for their valor, their courage, for those who were killed in action, for their sacrifices.  But to honor them for having a preference for the same sex, yeah, I don't think so.

What happened to Obama remembering June 6th, 1944 D-Day. Huh???  Nope, he was on the beach.  

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I'm back!

I had an awesome time visiting with my family in Texas and I knew it was going to be hard to say, "goodbye."  The waterworks immediately proceeded as we drove out the parking lot and I lost sight of my sister's SUV as she was driving my mom home.  I wish we could have stayed a lot longer.  Maybe next time we can stay a lot longer. 


I have not been paying much attention to the news since I was visiting with family and we totally ditched the tv and internet as we visited, so, today on AFR I was hearing for the first time about Eric Holder being asked to resign. And he came back with some colorful comments, which I won't bore you here with, needless to say, the man is definitely doesn't give a rats-ass what anyone thinks about the muck-ups he has done.  

I, personally, think it is time for the man to resign. He has made a mockery of himself and our nation. He allowed the Black Panthers to harass people at the polls in 2008, he allowed them to put a bounty on Zimmerman's head and did absolutely nothing to prosecute them, it is illegal to threaten a person's life let alone offering money to do it.

NOW he has decided to sue Florida, what the bloody hell!  Read here and more here. If you don't believe me. Only because they are calling for people to show some identification of proof of citizenship, shame on them for not wanting illegals voting. Idiot.  

If Mr. Holder were part of the Republican administration, he would have already been forced out of office. I have no doubt of that.  I am sure many Dems are going to disagree with that, but that's my opinion and I am sticking to it.

The Republican lawmakers seem to be also frustrated with Holder because of his botched investigation of the security leak known as "Fast and Furious" gun-runner operation. What debacle.

Yeah, this guy has got to go, no doubt about it. At this point, it really doesn't matter what party this man represents, it's about his lack of duty to every tax paying American citizen.

We need someone who is going to do the job they were paid to do and not be influenced by anyone, including the president. He lacks integrity, moral ethics and allows those who break the law to run amok.

I stand by Texas Senator Cornyn's call for Holder's resignation and pronto.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Funnies and videos

I am going to be taking a small four day break from blogging, as I will be spending some much needed time to be with my family.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Planned Parenthood Sets Up Shop At Roosevelt High To Reduce Teen Pregnancies

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Planned Parenthood and the Los Angeles Unified School District have teamed up in an unusual collaboration to reduce the number of unplanned teen pregnancies at Roosevelt High School.

Students can visit the on-campus health clinic to get free birth control,pregnancy tests, counseling and screening for sexually transmitted diseases – the first program of its kind in the country, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The school’s health center is separate from the school nurse’s office and also serves as a primary care clinic, according to the Times. However, about half of the visits this school year have been for reproductive health.

Roosevelt High School started offering contraception and counseling in 1997, but in 2006, that support from a local hospital ended and the school could no longer provide free contraceptives.

Nurse practitioner Sherry Medrano reached out to Planned Parenthood, which now provides a medical assistant, contraceptives, pregnancy and STDs testing. The organization bills Family PACT, a public program that provides family planning to low-income and uninsured California residents, the Times reported.

Students are also trained as peer advocates to talk to their classmates about STDs and pregnancy prevention.

Where are the parents? Where are the Christians or anyone who still holds morality sacred?  Or for that matter the life of an innocent baby?  They are not just a blob of tissue as these low-life scum bags like to inform the uninformed teens.  

This is why it is extremely vital that parents do the educating and not leave it up to the schools and for goodness sake, NOT Planned Parenthood. Excuse my language but they don't give rats-ass about any of those kids, all they care is making a quick buck off of the tax payers. Who do you think is funding them?  The government.

Planned Parenthood needs to be de-funded and eradicated. I believe this organizations thrives on the death of millions of babies. What do they care of kids get pregnant or STD's, it just adds more money into their pockets. 

Do I sound redundant, yes! Because I believe that sex education should start at home and parents have the right to be informed about the welfare of THEIR children.

This is absolutely appalling, deplorable and immoral. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Walker declared victor in Wisconsin recall vote

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has come out victorious in a recall election that has caught the attention of the nation.

Walker becomes the first governor in American history to stay in office after a recall challenge.

The Republican governor rose to national prominence last year after taking on public-sector unions shortly after being sworn in. That fight also triggered the recall and set up a rematch with Tom Barrett, who was defeated by Walker in 2010.

Walker argued his policies were necessary to confront the state's budget problems.

The loss is a blow to Democrats and to unions that spent millions to oust Walker.

This is absolutely fantastic news, I couldn't be more ecstatic. This gives me hope that people are finally waking up and seeing the damage the Democratic and Obama administration has done to our economy.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Rest in Peace Richard Dawson

Sad news today as word comes that actor and game show host, Richard Dawson, has passed away at the age of 79 on June 2, 2012. His son posted a message on Facebook stating that he died from "complications due esophageal cancer."

While Dawson's acting and hosting credits included a wide range of television shows including Hogan's Heroes and The Match Game, he was best known as the host of The Family Feud. After the famous intro, "On your mark, get set. Let's play The Family Feud," Dawson then kissed and charmed his way into each family's heart that appeared on the show.

Dawson actually met his wife, Gretchen Johnson, when she was a contestant on The Family Feud. They had one daughter together, and he also had two sons from a previous marriage to Diana Dors.

Though he earned the nickname "The Kissing Bandit," for kissing all the ladies on the show, he famously gave up the habit after marrying Johnson in 1991 and was a devoted husband until the time of his death.

My brother and I watched The Family Feud for years, always dreaming about how we'd act and how we'd dominate when it was our turn to appear on the show. The closest we ever made it was a board game of the show we got one Christmas and played endlessly at home, but wow did Dawson entertain us for years.

Here's one of my all-time favorite moments from the show that really highlights why he was just so fun to watch week after week. In it Dawson just can't stop laughing after a woman gives one of the funniest answers ever. When he asks, "During what month of pregnancy does a woman begin to look pregnant?" she answers, "September," and he just loses it. Watch:

My family never failed to watch this show when he hosted.  It was way too funny to miss. We would all be screaming answers in the living room watching.

Another funny one:

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Seek Up by DMB

I have my boss to thank for introducing to this band.  One of my friends was quite surprised that I actually enjoyed this type of music. But it is very catching and the musicians are awesome!  I heard that the saxophone player passed away, Roi, I believe was his name.

This music is really far out of my box.