Sunday, August 30, 2009

"Enough is enough, Harry" .......

Aug. 30, 2009Copyright © Las Vegas Review-Journal SHERMAN FREDERICK:
Enough is enough, HarryStop the childish bullying
This newspaper traces its roots to before Las Vegas was Las Vegas.
We've seen cattle ranches give way to railroads. We chronicled the construction of Hoover Dam. We reported on the first day of legalized gambling. The first hospital. The first school. The first church. We survived the mob, Howard Hughes, the Great Depression, several recessions, two world wars, dozens of news competitors and any number of two-bit politicians who couldn't stand scrutiny, much less criticism.
We're still here doing what we do for the people of Las Vegas and Nevada. So, let me assure you, if we weathered all of that, we can damn sure outlast the bully threats of Sen. Harry Reid.
On Wednesday, before he addressed a Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Reid joined the chamber's board members for a meet-'n'-greet and a photo. One of the last in line was the Review-Journal's director of advertising, Bob Brown, a hard-working Nevadan who toils every day on behalf of advertisers. He has nothing to do with news coverage or the opinion pages of the Review-Journal.
Yet, as Bob shook hands with our senior U.S. senator in what should have been nothing but a gracious business setting, Reid said: "I hope you go out of business."
Later, in his public speech, Reid said he wanted to let everyone know that he wants the Review-Journal to continue selling advertising because the Las Vegas Sun is delivered inside the Review-Journal.
Such behavior cannot go unchallenged.
You could call Reid's remark ugly and be right. It certainly was boorish. Asinine? That goes without saying.
But to fully capture the magnitude of Reid's remark (and to stop him from doing the same thing to others) it must be called what it was -- a full-on threat perpetrated by a bully who has forgotten that he was elected to office to protect Nevadans, not sound like he's shaking them down.
No citizen should expect this kind of behavior from a U.S. senator. It is certainly not becoming of a man who is the majority leader in the U.S. Senate. And it absolutely is not what anyone would expect from a man who now asks Nevadans to send him back to the Senate for a fifth term.
If he thinks he can push the state's largest newspaper around by exacting some kind of economic punishment in retaliation for not seeing eye to eye with him on matters of politics, I can only imagine how he pressures businesses and individuals who don't have the wherewithal of the Review-Journal.
For the sake of all who live and work in Nevada, we can't let this bully behavior pass without calling out Sen. Reid. If he'll try it with the Review-Journal, you can bet that he's tried it with others. So today, we serve notice on Sen. Reid that this creepy tactic will not be tolerated.
We won't allow you to bully us. And if you try it with anyone else, count on going through us first.
That's a promise, not a threat.
And it's a promise to our readers, not to you, Sen. Reid.
Sherman Frederick ( is publisher of the Review-Journal and president of Stephens Media.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Beck Wins Cable ......

For your entertainment pleasure, here are Thursday's rankings (
The O’Reilly Factor– 2,896,000 viewers (757,000) (1,281,000)
Glenn Beck– 2,544,000 viewers (762,000) (1,275,000)
Hannity –2,402,000 viewers (691,000) (1,113,000)
On The Record w/ Greta Van Susteren—2,330,000 viewers (623,000) (1,011,000)
Special Report with Bret Baier– 1,906,000 viewers (446,000) (860,000)
Fox Report w/Shep Smith–1,697,000 viewers (418,000) (743,000)
Larry King Live—1,464,000 viewers (378,000) (623,000)
Anderson Cooper 360—1,280,000 viewers (343,000) (555,000)
Campbell Brown- 1,243,000 viewers (337,000) (414,000)
Countdown w/ K. Olbermann– 1,199,000 viewers (276,000) (614,000)

Here are the demo rankings:
Glenn Beck -- 762,000
The O’Reilly Factor– 757,000
Hannity –691,000
On The Record w/ Greta Van Susteren—623,000
Special Report with Bret Baier– 446,000
Fox Report w/Shep Smith–418,000
Larry King Live—378,000
FOX & Friends- 357,000
Nancy Grace – 347,000
Anderson Cooper 360—343,000
Campbell Brown- 337,000
Rachel Maddow Show—279,000
Countdown w/ K. Olbermann– 276,000

Wow. 10th in total viewers and 13th in the demo.
Time to move those goalposts again, Keith!

Great Pacific Garbage Patch .... very SAD!

This image provided by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography shows a patch of garbage in the Pacific Ocean on Aug. 11, 2009. Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 announced findings from an August expedition to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, about 1,000 miles west of California. The patch is a vortex formed by ocean currents and collects human-produced trash. (AP Photo/ Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Mario Aguilera)
This is disgustingly SAD.

Apathy, the greatest danger to our freedom .....

Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul , Minnesota , points out some interesting facts concerning the Presidential election:•
Number of States won by: Democrats: 19 Republicans: 29• Square miles of land won by: Democrats: 580,000 Republicans: 2,427,000• Population of counties won by: Democrats: 127 million Republicans: 143 million • Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Democrats: 13.2 Republicans: 2.1
Professor Olson adds: “In aggregate, the map of the territory Republican won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country. Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare…”
Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the “complacency and apathy” phase of Professor Tyler’s definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation’s population already having reached the “governmental dependency” phase.
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegals and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years. Hope everyone realizes just how much is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.

Friday, August 28, 2009

The 912 Project .............

The 9/12
The 9 Principles
America Is Good.
I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.
God “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.” from George Washington’s first Inaugural address.
I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
Honesty “I hope that I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider to be the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” George Washington
The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
Marriage/Family “It is in the love of one’s family only that heartfelt happiness is known. By a law of our nature, we cannot be happy without the endearing connections of a family.” Thomas Jefferson
If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
Justice “I deem one of the essential principles of our government… equal and exact justice to all men of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political.” Thomas Jefferson
I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
Life, Liberty, & The Pursuit of Happiness “Everyone has a natural right to choose that vocation in life which he thinks most likely to give him comfortable subsistence.” Thomas Jefferson
I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
Charity “It is not everyone who asketh that deserveth charity; all however, are worth of the inquiry or the deserving may suffer.” George Washington
It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
On your right to disagree “In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude; every man will speak as he thinks, or more properly without thinking.” George Washington
The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.
Who works for whom? “I consider the people who constitute a society or a nation as the source of all authority in that nation.”
Thomas Jefferson
The 12 Values
* Honesty
* Reverence
* Hope
* Thrift
* Humility
* Charity
* Sincerity
* Moderation
* Hard Work
* Courage
* Personal Responsibility
* Gratitude

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Government Run Heathcare .... Good Enough for Congress?

Good Enough for Congress
Tell Congress to Take a Dose of Their Own Medicine
If They Vote for Government-Run Healthcare, They Enroll in Government-Run Healthcare
A government-sponsored public plan option continues to be the most contentious issue in the current health reform debate. Proponents of the option believe it provides an alternative. It lets Americans choose between a government-run option and private insurers, while at the same time applying competitive pressure to the rest of the insurance industry. Opponents say the introduction of a public plan would lead to the federal takeover of the country’s healthcare system, thereby restricting patient choice, reducing quality and increasing the power of the federal government.
As health legislation continues to be debated, one has to ask whether members of Congress writing such legislation would actually enroll themselves in a new government-run healthcare option. Current draft healthcare legislation exempts members of Congress from the public plan option, allowing them to keep their existing plans.
Congressman John Fleming (LA-04) is asking this very question noting that public servants should be accountable and responsible for what they are advocating. He has created a resolution calling on members of Congress who support a public option to enroll themselves and encourage their colleagues to do the same. We support his resolution and broaden it to include congressional staff as well.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Bart Gordon is afraid to meet the people in his district *

I received this today via email. I searched many areas yesterday trying to see where Bart Gordon's town hall meeting was going to take place and when. There was one post on his site that said he had not decided on the dates yet. Two hours later it stated he was not going to do one. So Bart, are you going to tell me (terrorist Great Grandma me) that you are so afraid of any questions from those you have sworn to represent that doing a telephone meeting is as good as it gets? You .... Along with the rest of the turds in DC are on your way out buddy Bart! The American people have had it up to here ~ she says pointing to the top of her heady head head.
Below - the text of Bart Gordon's email .............
Gordon Invites Constituents to Telephone Town Halls
August 7, 2009, MURFREESBORO – U.S. Representative Bart Gordon has scheduled two additional telephone town hall events on August 21 for residents of Tennessee’s Sixth Congressional District. The telephone-based public forums will allow residents to communicate directly with Representative Gordon, enabling them to share their concerns and ask questions about health care, veterans’ issues, the economy and other important issues facing Tennessee and the country.
“I have scheduled these events because I want to hear from as many of my constituents as possible, which will allow me to better represent Middle Tennessee,” said Gordon.
On Friday, August 21, Gordon will hold two separate telephone town hall events – one at 11:00 a.m. central time (CDT) and another at 5:30 p.m. CDT. Telephone town halls do not require participants to travel – they only require a telephone.
“There are a number of challenges facing our country right now, and there are no quick fixes,” explained Gordon. “I hope as many folks as possible will sign up for one of the telephone public forums.”
Residents of the Sixth District interested in participating in the telephone town hall events on August 21 can sign up by visiting or by calling Congressman Gordon’s Murfreesboro office at 615-896-1986.
Registered participants will receive a phone call on August 21 shortly before the start of the telephone town hall for which they signed up. Participation is toll free and easy – upon receiving the invitation phone call on August 21, registered participants will hear simple instructions about how to listen, ask questions, and leave messages.
“These call-ins are just part of my efforts to understand the concerns of the more than 700,000 constituents across the 15 counties I represent in the Sixth District,” added Gordon.
Tennessee’s Sixth Congressional District includes the following counties: Bedford, Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Jackson, Macon, Marshall, Overton, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, and part of Wilson.

Alen Keys says "Stop Obama" ..........

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Bald and the Beautiful .........

Click on the pictures to see them in a larger format ....
Each year about this time, the famale Cardinals begin
looking like this!
Poor things ....

Monday, August 3, 2009

There She Stands .............

A friend went to the Freedom Concert this weekend. Michael W Smith sang this song, which he wrote for George W Bush, after 9/11. I hadn't heard it before, but after listening ~ I wanted to share it with you.