Archive for April, 2009

Red Meat, mmm.

Posted in Uncategorized on April 20, 2009 by blog648

A Ted Nugent Op-Ed.

A cogent point or two:

“It is indeed Ted Kennedy’s gun ban dream of GunFreeZones that have proven to be the guaranteed slaughter zones where the most innocent lives are lost. Think Columbine, VA Tech, Lane Bryant, NW IL University, Luby’s Cafeteria, NJ, Salt Lake City, and Omaha malls, Calgary University, Toronto, Chicago, Boston, Flight 93, the mayor’s office in San Francisco, ad nauseam. Peace and love will get you killed, and unarmed helplessness is bad. Unless of course your anthem goes baaa….. baaa…… baaa.” [And even then, it will still get you killed. p-t-max].

“Good people don’t want the rapist to succeed. We want him dead. We don’t want our homes invaded. We want invaders dead. We don’t like carjackers. We like them dead. We don’t like armed robbers. We like them dead.”

“It is reassuring, and ultimately convenient, that fresh from escaping the scourges of tyranny, slavery, kings, and emperors, our brilliant, sensible Founding Fathers knew it was important to write down the self-evident truth that the right to self-defense is surely a God-given individual right to keep and bear arms. Write this down, too—”keep” means it is mine, you can’t have it. “Bear” means I’ve got them right here on me. “Shall not be infringed” echoes that beautiful “Don’t Tread On Me” chorus.”

Read the whole thing here. Like I said, it is red, red meat.


Obama Chia Pet Sales Halted.

Posted in Uncategorized on April 4, 2009 by blog648



We have Obama apparel, hats and tees, presidential coins, plates, medallions and juice glasses. Why can’t we have a presidential chia pet, too?

Oops! They’re out of stock. Yeah, right.

Heat up the tar bucket and grab a feather pillow. Light up the torches and grab the pitchforks. Someone should pay for this affront to free speech.

In the audience…

Posted in Uncategorized on April 3, 2009 by blog648

…were other grandchildren, including…


Izac’s youngest brother, Anson, with his enormous blue eyes.


His little cousin, Dutch was there, toddling around.


Here’s Dutch helping himself to one of Anson’s cookies.


Here is Jodi instructing her most rambunctious son Jacob to not run around and drive her crazy. Hah! Fat chance!


Cousin Hattie was there, with her effervescent smile.




Her little ribbons proclaim that she’s “adorable”, and of course, she is.


Anson was hard to resist, too.



I love those great big eyes. He looks like a little baby owl.


After Izac performed on the parallel bars, Dutch was eager to show that he’s no slouch either.



Dutch was clearly not intimidated by the height.


Well, technically, Jared never touched the gymnastic equipment, and whose going to kick out a 14 month old baby?


After the performance, Hattie played pool with Jacob. Well, kinda.


Youth Gymnastics

Posted in Uncategorized on April 3, 2009 by blog648

Izac has been participating in a youth gymnastics program, and last night was the final presentation, with the young gymnasts performing for their parents, family members, and friends.


Here, Izac prepares to perform a vault.





Here, he performs a balance beam routine.




Here he mounts the parallel bar in preparation to perform.





I thought his performance on the parallel bars was pretty good.


Then he demonstrated a tumbling technique.




After everyone had performed, they all gathered for a brief awards ceremony.


Izac was awarded a medal and took a bow.


Izac’s friend Morgan received a medal, too.


After everyone received their awards, they were dismissed.

Izac has completed the gymnastics program and has expressed a desire to continue on to the next level.


Congratulations, Izac, on a job well done. We’re proud of you and hope you’re able to continue in gymnastics if that’s what you want to do.

Here’s a big surprise…

Posted in Uncategorized on April 2, 2009 by blog648

…Chicago politics moves into the White House.

In a recent meeting with “moderate” Democrat congressmen, the president rubuked a certain representative who had the temerity to express concern about the wisdom of the government trying to spend it’s way into a vibrant economy by amassing more government debt than has ever been compiled in our nation’s history.

Reportedly, the president responded with this chilling retort, “Don’t think we aren’t keeping score, brother.”

In a Washington Post op-ed, Karl Rove had this to say about the incident:

“Team Obama wants to remind its adversaries it has plenty of power, and it does. The question is whether the White House will wield it responsibly. The jury is still out, but certain clues are beginning to emerge. ‘Don’t think we’re not keeping score, brother,’ even if said with a wink and a smile, isn’t quite the ‘new politics’ we were told to expect.”

If you’re interested, read the whole column here.