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Honoring my mother here will help you with some original parenting tips; I promise.  Do you have an extremely difficult time getting your children from young ages to teens to do work around the house?  Have to justify to the younger ones why the older one's get more money?

My mother's system is full prove.  Mom gave us age appropriate tasks.  Here comes the trick.  Tell the kids, "Any money you find you can keep!"  This system serves as a tracking and monitoring system.  If your memory is lacking; write down where, how much money and the task assigned to each child.  If all the money is gone, then the child should have cleaned well.  You have to hide it good enough to get the results you want.  Design the task so it is fair for the child's ability.  We were motivated to do the chores for what ended up to be our allowance. Mom is quite an inventive lady.

Mom's of teens that are driving and have a curfewcurfew; want to know what time they come up but not sit up and wait on them?  Are you a light sleeper or at least you can wake up if a pop bottle is kicked over?Tricky mom used to put out two to three litter bottles of cokes right in the walking pathway of coming in the door.  You would have to kick them over in the dark.  The noise would wake mom up so she could look at the clock and deal with you the next morning.  You can bet she did deal with us if it was after curfew when we snuck in under cover of dark instead of on time turning the lights on.

Want a car game that everybody can play, even the driver?  This game is obscure in origins.  We grew up on it as we traveled all over the US and Canada.  Zip-Zip is what we called it.  The idea was to get as many horses as one could.  If you said zip-zip,it was a group of horses and you were first then those horses were yours.  A white horse counted as two.  If you ziped a cow you lost all your horses.  This may seem weird but wheever anybody saw a cementary the first to call out slppsky got everybody's horses.  You can divide the teams into front seat and back seat or boy's against the girls.  Better yet think of some way you want to divide teams your way.  It is competitive and funny.

I was the youngest in the family.  Often nobody wanted me to be on their team.  You guessed it; I zipped a lot of cows being eager to win.  One time I saw a mountain lion chained lying underneath a car.  Learning my lessons, I screamed, "Is that horse? Is that a horse daddy?"

My dad couldn't believe his eyes.  We stopped and talked with the owner.  I even got to pet it that day.  I have to admit that is a strange event.  I had never seen a mountain lion but I didn't loose my horses that day

Did you like my "Hand Me Down Tips From My Mom?"  I may make this an event giving more of her secrets.  Then again I might want to keep her wisdom to myself.  Lots of great stuff from my mom!

This can be seen on my blogs too but was posted here on Bloggy Mom's first!

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This is my first blog post, as well as my first day with the command center. Getting started, I read a current event dealing with homosexuality. I am no where near socially liberal, anymore than I am a religious Zealot. I was shocked, however, to see conservative Americans, using slurs and language that actually give the left leaning media reason to point to us and call us bigots and homophobes. The homosexual agenda is disturbing to me, however someone's right to be gay and not be harassed about it is just as important. It has always been my understanding that the Tea Party Movement was led by Constitution lovers that believe, according to the Declaration of Independence, that all men/women are created equal. It was my belief that the Tea Party wants limited government, fiscal responsibility, and liberty for all. Can we allow this movement to be compromised by becoming a variable "cheater pipe" to secure the bolts of Conservative Christians that exclude all views but theirs? I am a believer, and my faith is important to me, but my nation is a "Republic".  It is obvious that this nation was founded on Christian values, and to the core of average Americans, they are still important. They are still important to me, but in the media, we must not be ashamed of our faith, however, we can not try to shame non believers into believing. All this accomplishes is getting us branded as zealots, bigots, and homophobes. The liberal media is never going to accept us anymore than they are going to accept facts. Here is my overall point. Their only reason for having conservatives on their programs is to chomp at the bit waiting for us to say something that they can misconstrue, distort, and make us look foolish with. We the people must stay above the fray, being cultured, well spoken, and above reproach. If your anger for not feeling heard or represented has caused you to lash out on the forums with slurs, insults, and personal beliefs that may or may not be founded in fact, please examine your motives. I use this simple anagram to keep myself in check, and admittedly, sometimes I fall short as well, and wish to be held accountable if I do.


Is what you are saying True?

Is what you are saying Helpful?

Is what you are saying Inspiring?

Is what you are saying Necessary?

Is what you are saying Kind?

Do we want real results? Or do we just want a forum in which to vent? Our venting is not changing this country back to the self reliant, powerful, and respected nation we once were. We must lead by example and always provide the best example possible. Yes you do have freedom of speech, for now, but with every liberty, responsibility is assumed, because you are an American, and a cut above. Thank you!

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The Americans Who Risked Everything

4063710547?profile=originalAs we draw close to Independence Day, here is a story about some true Patriots.


The Americans Who Risked Everything
(56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence)
"...our lives, our fortunes, our sacred honor..."


It was a glorious morning. The sun was shining and the wind was from the southeast. Up especially early, a tall, bony, redheaded young Virginian found time to buy a new thermometer, for which he paid three pounds, fifteen shillings. He also bought gloves for Martha, his wife, who was ill at home.

Thomas Jefferson arrived early at the statehouse. The temperature was 72.5: and the horseflies weren't nearly so bad at that hour. It was a lovely room, very large, with gleaming white walls. The chairs were comfortable. Facing the single door were two brass fireplaces, but they would not be used today.

The moment the door was shut, and it was always kept locked, the room became an oven. The tall windows were shut, so that loud quarreling voices could not be heard by passersby. Small openings atop the windows allowed a slight stir of air, and also a large number of horseflies. Jefferson records that "the horseflies were dexterous in finding necks, and the silk of stocking was as nothing to them." All discussion was punctuated by the slap of hands on necks.

On the wall at the back, facing the President's desk, was a panoply--consisting of a drum, swords, and banners seized from Fort Ticonderoga the previous year. Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold had captured the place, shouting that they were taking it "in the name if the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress!"

Now Congress got to work, promptly taking up an emergency measure about which there was discussion but no dissension. "Resolved: That an application be made to the Committee of Safety of Pennsylvania for a supply of flints for the troops at New York."

Then Congress transformed itself into a committee of the whole, The Declaration of Independence was read aloud once more, and debate resumed. Though Jefferson was the best writer of all of them, he had been somewhat verbose. Congress hacked the excess away. They did a good job, as a side-by-side comparison of the rough draft and the final text shows. They cut the phrase "by a self-assumed power." "Climb" was replaced by "must read," then "must" was eliminated, then the whole sentence, and soon the whole paragraph was cut. Jefferson groaned as they continued what he later called "their depredations." "Inherent and inalienable rights" came out "certain unalienable rights," and to this day no one knows who suggested the elegant change.

A total of 86 alterations were made. Almost 500 words were eliminated, leaving 1,337. At last, after three days of wrangling, the document was put to a vote.

Here in this hall Patrick Henry had once thundered: "I am no longer a Virginian, Sir, but an American." But today the loud, sometimes bitter argument stilled, and without fanfare the vote was taken from north to south by colonies, as was the custom. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted.

There were no trumpets blown. No one stood on his chair and cheered. The afternoon was waning and Congress had no thought of delaying the full calendar of routine business on its hands. For several hours they worked on many other problems before adjourning for the day.

Much to lose

What kind of men were the 56 signers who adopted the Declaration of Independence and who, by their signing, committed an act of treason against the Crown? To each of you the names Franklin, Adams, Hancock, and Jefferson are almost as familiar as household words. Most of us, however, know nothing of the other signers. Who were they? What happened to them?

I imagine that many of you are somewhat surprised at the names not there: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Patrick Henry. All were elsewhere.

Ben Franklin was the only really old man. Eighteen were under 40; three were in their 20s. Of the 56, almost half--24--were judges and lawyers. Eleven were merchants, 9 were land-owners and farmers, and the remaining 12 were doctors, ministers, and politicians.

With only a few exceptions, such as Samuel Adams of Massachusetts, these were men of substantial property. All but two had families. The vast majority were men of education and standing in their communities. They had economic security as few men had in the 18th century.

Each had more to lose from revolution than he had to gain by it. John Hancock, one of the richest men in America, already had a price of 500 pounds on his head. He signed in enormous letter so "that his Majesty could now read his name without glasses and could now double the reward." Ben Franklin wryly noted: "Indeed we must all hang together, otherwise we shall most assuredly hang separately." Fat Benjamin Harrison of Virginia told tiny Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts: "With me it will all be over in a minute, but you, you will be dancing on air an hour after I am gone."

These men knew what they risked. The penalty for treason was death by hanging. And remember: a great British fleet was already at anchor in New York Harbor.

They were sober men. There were no dreamy-eyed intellectuals or draft card burners here. They were far from hot-eyed fanatics, yammering for an explosion. They simply asked for the status quo. It was change they resisted. It was equality with the mother country they desired. It was taxation with representation they sought. They were all conservatives, yet they rebelled.

It was principle, not property, that had brought these men to Philadelphia. Two of them became presidents of the United States. Seven of them became state governors. One died in office as vice president of the United States. Several would go on to be U.S. Senators. One, the richest man in America, in 1828 founded the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. One, a delegate from Philadelphia, was the only real poet, musician and philosopher of the signers (it was he, Francis Hopkinson--not Betsy Ross--who designed the United States flag).

Richard Henry Lee, a delegate from Virginia, had introduced the resolution to adopt the Declaration of Independence in June of 1776. He was prophetic is his concluding remarks:

"Why then sir, why do we longer delay? Why still deliberate? Let this happy day give birth to an American Republic. Let her arise not to devastate and to conquer but to reestablish the reign of peace and law. The eyes of Europe are fixed upon us. She demands of us a living example of freedom that may exhibit a contrast in the felicity of the citizen to the ever increasing tyranny which desolates her polluted shores. She invites us to prepare an asylum where the unhappy may find solace, and the persecuted repose. If we are not this day wanting in our duty, the names of the American legislators of 1776 will be placed by posterity at the side of all of those whose memory has been and ever will be dear to virtuous men and good citizens."

Though the resolution was formally adopted July 4, it was not until July 8 that two of the states authorized their delegates to sign, and it was not until August 2 that the signers met at Philadelphia to actually put their names to the Declaration.

William Ellery, delegate from Rhode   Island, was curious to see the signers' faces as they committed this supreme act of personal courage. He saw some men sign quickly, "but in no face was he able to discern real fear." Stephen Hopkins, Ellery's colleague from Rhode Island, was a man past 60. As he signed with a shaking pen, he declared: "My hand trembles, but my heart does not."

"Most glorious service"

Even before the list was published, the British marked down every member of Congress suspected of having put his name to treason. All of them became the objects of vicious manhunts. Some were taken. Some, like Jefferson, had narrow escapes. All who had property or families near British strongholds suffered.

Francis Lewis, New York delegate, saw his home plundered and his estates, in what is now Harlem, completely destroyed by British soldiers. Mrs. Lewis was captured and treated with great brutality. Though she was later exchanged for two British prisoners through the efforts of Congress, she died from the effects of her abuse.

William Floyd, another New York delegate, was able to escape with his wife and children across Long Island Sound to Connecticut, where they lived as refugees without income for seven years. When they came home, they found a devastated ruin.

Phillips Livingstone had all his great holdings in New York confiscated and his family driven out of their home. Livingstone died in 1778 still working in Congress for the cause.

Louis Morris, the fourth New York delegate, saw all his timber, crops, and livestock taken. For seven years he was barred from his home and family.

John Hart of Trenton, New Jersey, risked his life to return home to see his dying wife. Hessian soldiers rode after him, and he escaped in the woods. While his wife lay on her deathbed, the soldiers ruined his farm and wrecked his Homestead. Hart, 65, slept in caves and woods as he was hunted across the countryside. When at long last, emaciated by hardship, he was able to sneak home, he found his wife had already been buried, and his 13 children taken away. He never saw them again. He died a broken man in 1779, without ever finding his family.

Dr. John Witherspoon, signer, was president of the College of New Jersey, later called Princeton. The British occupied the town of Princeton, and billeted troops in the college. They trampled and burned the finest college library in the country.

Judge Richard Stockton, another New   Jersey delegate signer, had rushed back to his estate in an effort to evacuate his wife and children. The family found refuge with friends, but a sympathizer betrayed them. Judge Stockton was pulled from bed in the night and brutally beaten by the arresting soldiers. Thrown into a common jail, he was deliberately starved. Congress finally arranged for Stockton's parole, but his health was ruined. The judge was released as an invalid, when he could no longer harm the British cause. He returned home to find his estate looted and did not live to see the triumph of the evolution. His family was forced to live off charity.

Robert Morris, merchant prince of Philadelphia, delegate and signer, met Washington's appeals and pleas for money year after year. He made and raised arms and provisions which made it possible for Washington to cross the Delaware at Trenton. In the process he lost 150 ships at sea, bleeding his own fortune and credit almost dry.

George Clymer, Pennsylvania signer, escaped with his family from their home, but their property was completely destroyed by the British in the Germantown and Brandywine campaigns.

Dr. Benjamin Rush, also from Pennsylvania, was forced to flee to Maryland. As a heroic surgeon with the army, Rush had several narrow escapes.

John Morton, a Tory in his views previous to the debate, lived in a strongly loyalist area of Pennsylvania. When he came out for independence, most of his neighbors and even some of his relatives ostracized him. He was a sensitive and troubled man, and many believed this action killed him. When he died in 1777, his last words to his tormentors were: "Tell them that they will live to see the hour when they shall acknowledge it [the signing] to have been the most glorious service that I rendered to my country."

William Ellery, Rhode Island delegate, saw his property and home burned to the ground.

Thomas Lynch, Jr., South Carolina delegate, had his health broken from privation and exposures while serving as a company commander in the military. His doctors ordered him to seek a cure in the West Indies and on the voyage He and his young bride were drowned at sea.

Edward Rutledge, Arthur Middleton, and Thomas Heyward, Jr., the other three South Carolina signers, were taken by the British in the siege of Charleston. They were carried as prisoners of war to St.   Augustine, Florida, where they were singled out for indignities. They were exchanged at the end of the war, the British in the meantime having completely devastated their large land holdings and estates.

Thomas Nelson, signer of Virginia, was at the front in command of the Virginia military forces. With British General Charles Cornwallis in Yorktown, fire from 70 heavy American guns began to destroy Yorktown piece by piece. Lord Cornwallis and his staff moved their headquarters into Nelson's palatial home. While American cannonballs were making a shambles of the town, the house of Governor Nelson remained untouched. Nelson turned in rage to the American gunners and asked, "Why do you spare my home?" They replied, "Sir, out of respect to you." Nelson cried, "Give me the cannon!" and fired on his magnificent home himself, smashing it to bits. But Nelson's sacrifice was not quite over. He had raised $2 million for the Revolutionary cause by pledging his own estates. When the loans came due, a newer peacetime Congress refused to honor them, and Nelson's property was forfeited. He was never reimbursed. He died, impoverished, a few years later at the age of 50.

Lives, fortunes, honor

Of those 56 who signed the Declaration of Independence, nine died of wounds or hardships during the war. Five were captured and imprisoned, in each case with brutal treatment. Several lost wives, sons or entire families. One lost his 13 children. Two wives were brutally treated. All were at one time or another the victims of manhunts and driven from their homes. Twelve signers had their homes completely burned. Seventeen lost everything they owned. Yet not one defected or went back on his pledged word. Their honor, and the nation they sacrificed so much to create, is still intact.

And, finally, there is the New Jersey signer, Abraham Clark. He gave two sons to the officer corps in the Revolutionary Army. They were captured and sent to the infamous British prison hulk afloat in New York harbor known as the hell ship "Jersey," where 11,000 American captives were to die. The younger Clarks were treated with a special brutality because of their father. One was put in solitary and given no food. With the end almost in sight, with the war almost won, no one could have blamed Abraham Clark for acceding to the British request when they offered him his sons' lives if he would recant and come out for the King and parliament. The utter despair in this man's heart, the anguish in his very soul, must reach out to each one of us down through 200 years with his answer: "No."

The 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence proved by their every deed that they made no idle boast when they composed the most magnificent curtain line in history. "And for the support of this Declaration with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor."


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Weakness spreads like a disease and everyone around you knows that you are carrying it.

My heart was deeply saddened by the loss of the four Americans who senselessly died because of negligence and cowardly people in Washington who take no responsibility for their in action. However, more disturbing is the trend that I am seeing in or country is the lack of concern for Americas safety.

Now I ask you to consider these talking points. America is fast becoming a nation of weak men an women both mentally and physically. It is now a common everyday sight to see a group of dweebs hanging out in just about any venue you can think of with their heads bowed down to their phone or Ipad oblivious to the world around them. They spend a lot of time on social networking sites and they spend even more time looking for the next cool app.

Well let me share something my thoughts on this mind numbing approach to life. America needs strong men and women who are alert and prepared to stand up for her in a selfless way. We need people from all walks of life and generations to be prepared to defend our country. What don't need is a bunch of app loving dweebs sitting on their buts expecting some one to protect them or save them if we come under attack. They need to wake up because there will be no time if another nation decides to launch an offensive. Here's my favorite saying, “ there's no app for patriotism, honor, dedication and love of your county”. Don't expect an app to save your but, get off your backside and do something to demonstrate you're ready willing and able to protect America, because if you do not you won't have to worry about any new apps and your enemy will not be interested in hearing about your Facebook page update.

Do not misunderstand me I like Facebook and other social media sites too so I am not putting them down.

This excerpt is from a recent study.

A little smug self-absorption might be a time-honored trait of at least some subsets of the under-30 crowd.

But over the past few decades the prevailing disposition among college students – today labeled Generation Y or Millennials – has slid into full-blown narcissism, according to a study released this week.

The "all about me" shift means much more than lots of traffic at self-revelatory websites such as YouTube and Facebook. It points, says the study's author, to a generation's lack of empathy, its inability to form relationships – and worse.

"Research shows [narcissists] are aggressive when they have been insulted or threatened," says Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University and lead author of the report, called "Egos Inflating Over Time." "They tend to have problems with impulse control, so that means they're more likely to, for example, be pathological gamblers [or] commit white-collar crimes."

For some, the study validates their suspicions of educational and parenting techniques that put undue emphasis on the positive: tot-level self-esteem boosterism, luxury-as-necessity entitlement, and what one calls "instant fame-ification."

By Clayton Collins,

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Constipated - Here's a CURE

Constipated?.... Here’s a cure.

Recently I stumbled upon THE scariest blog of the decade.

Click here

And I posted this reply

Click Here

Reading both might take a few seconds, but WORTH IT!

WHY all this armor for DHS?

Do we have enough “dedicated- to- America” Military to prevent an Obama holocaust?

Do we?




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As many of you know, communicating with our Senators is severely hindered by an archaic firewall they have felt necessary to put up.

I will send this in "plain text" via their protected protocol.

But y'all should know about this communication.

In fact you should each/all send the link of this Post  to your Senators and Representative

(I am currently UN-Represented in 1s District SC) so it only goes to my Senators

Perhaps with a burst of unknown reserve energy I will seek out email addresses for all 16 who wish to

"represent Me" and send this to them also.

Until then,


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Sen. L Graham

Sen. T Scott


I am writing as a troubled citizen.

The course of our Nation, driven by y’all, is VERY troublesome.

In case this is too long for you to read thru, here is the wrap up

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Strippling Warrior posted a very ominous thought.


This begins to address the Gov’t DHS orders for 1.6 BILLION ROUNDS of AMMO and 2700 Light Armored Vehicles (MRAP?)




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Now, before you click off, read at least this……….

 we have public blogs trashing Sen. McCain.

Don’t let this happen to you!

Sen. Graham, your alliance with McCain on Immigration makes you especially vulnerable/suspect.


You likely don’t have the time or interest to personally review he links that follow.

But, trust me, they should OPEN your eyes.

At least charge your staff with reviewing and reporting on these views ; held by Patriots of America.

Don’t let that happen to you!

Here are some links to a blog and comments in reply.

Don’t let that happen to you!

The main blog………



Questions for Senators… this post from “bobmann101” is LONG but revealing.

Study it.

Don’t let that happen to you!




This post asks that you stop being complicit… also LONG but revealing

Don’t let that happen to you!




stranger said……. They aren’t listening anymore… We seem to have 535 Dead Fish in Washington.

Don’t let that happen to you!



Strippling Warrior posted a very ominous thought.


This begins to address the Gov’t DHS orders for 1.6 BILLION ROUNDS of AMMO and 2700 Light Armored Vehicles (MRAP?)





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Conservatives have had nothing but one failure after another since 2008.

Each legal challenge has been met with either superior power, in terms of money spent in that particular fight, or simply, and unlawfully, ignored.

Given the fact that conservatives, apparently, have no senators (or elected officials in general), no justices, no law enforcement or even our own military who have taken a position opposing obama's faction and nearly maniacal grab for power over the body of the Constitution, of the service men and women who've died because of his utter disregard for American lives,  American Freedoms and the ideals that formerly made this country great, I ask:

Do American's have any choice's left, or are we set on an irreversible road to domestic servitude.

I would like to know where are our leaders.  I can think of none that have not been cowed by either obama and/or the republican party.  Do we have at least one leader willing to sacrifice his or her all for the sake of the American people.

I ask this in all honesty, because I see no general, no senator, no head of law enforcement and no judge (all those we foolishly thought were our leaders against tyranny) no one willing to go toe to toe with ANY of obama's minions, let alone obama himself.

It has been the rule for well over 200 years that "we the people" are the deciders of policy, that "we the people" are solely responsible for the governance of this country and it is "we the people" who are the ultimate arbitrators in this nation of right and wrong.  Yet I see no one.  Not one man, not one women who have publicly stated that they are willing to devote themselves wholeheartedly to freeing our country of a wanton despot, an obvious charlatan, a dedicated criminal and easily the most corrupt and lawless individual ever to call himself president.

Most Americans grew up believing literally that WE were the "Land of the Free and Home of the Brave." 

These words ring hollow today in our America.

I see no Brave men or women willing to say We Are Free, and mean it.  I see no men or women willing to give more than platitudes.

How can we Americans claim any longer to be free if there is no single person brave enough to fight for the freedom so many millions of Americans have died for.

The wife of whoever that is in the whitehouse has said that she can finally say she is proud to be an American, I cannot agree with her, I can no longer say I am proud of my nationality.  Indeed, I am terribly ashamed, not of our country but of our people.  We have become gutless, we have become spineless, we have as a nation done things that I find reprehensible and we have accepted those actions as Americans.

Perhaps the idea of disgrace has been abandoned in the USA of the 21st century.  Perhaps the meaning of freedom has been changed to mean freedom to be subservient, or free to be taxed into poverty.  Maybe freedom now means free to remain alive at any cost to our honor, or fidelity or our individual liberty.

So again I ask: Freedom or Servitude, Do Americans have any choices left?

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Linda Feldmann, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor /
February 22, 2006

They call themselves the Band of Brothers, about 50 men -

and a few women - all Democrats, all opposed to the Bush

administration's handling of Iraq, and all military veterans.

One more thing: They're all running for Congress this year.

Not since 1946 have so many vets from one party come

together in a political campaign, they claim. Their wildest

dream is to give the Democratic Party the extra edge it needs

- by boosting its weak image on defense and patriotism -

to end Republican control of the House.

They also know it's a long shot: Many are running against

incumbents in safe Republican districts. Many also face

competitive primaries against Democratic opponents with

more political experience and access to money.

Among the Democratic vet candidates, 10 have served

in either Afghanistan or the current Iraq war, or both.

Only one - Maj. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, who is

competing for the seat of retiring Republican Henry
Hyde - was recruited by the national Democratic Party

Political handicappers give her the best shot at making

it to Washington of all the Democratic vets running.

Handicappers also mention Patrick Murphy of
Pennsylvania - an Iraq vet trying to unseat a first-term

Republican, Mike Fitzpatrick, in a Democratic-leaning

district - as having potential, though fundraising has

been slow.

The only other Democratic Iraq war vet with a national

political profile, Paul Hackett of Ohio, dropped out of his

US Senate race Feb. 14 under pressure from party leaders.

They wanted to avoid a costly primary and instead steered
Mr. Hackett back to a second try at the House seat he

almost won last year. His surprise near-victory in a special

election for a presumed safe Republican seat earned him

national notice - and may have inspired
other Democratic war vets to jump into politics.

Mike Lyon, who launched the Band of Brothers political

action committee in December, has found the going

tough. He's raised only $40,000 so far.

"If resources continue to flow the same way, not many

[will win] - I'm being frank," says Mr. Lyon, who is based in

Richmond, Va. "But if we can go out and build awareness

about their campaigns and provide resources to level the

playing field for the November general [election], then I
think a lot of these guys will be competitive. We're still

getting the lay of the land."

Analysts agree that the novice candidates have their work

cut out for them. They have to develop a full congressional

agenda, campaigning ability, and networking skills that

show they're ready for prime time. Being a Johnny-one-

note against the war isn't enough, say political observers.

"They're running for Congress, not commander in chief,"

says Amy Walter, a specialist in House races for the

nonpartisan Cook Political Report. "Obviously, Iraq's

an important issue, but at the same time, they need be

able to talk about health care, the economy, gas prices."

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee,

which recruits and helps candidates the party believes

can win, has not made a special effort to recruit Iraq war
vets, says spokeswoman Sarah Feinberg. "What we have

done is to recruit the best possible candidate in every district,"

she says.

But as the election year unfolds - including Republican

-dominated scandals and low presidential popularity -

analysts don't rule out the potential for a
national wave that could make some usually safe

seats competitive. GOP control of the House remains

slim, with 230 Republicans, 202 Democrats, 1
independent, and two vacancies. "The Democrats' best

chance of winning a majority is to expand the playing

field beyond the three dozen or so [seats] that have

been in play in recent years," says Rhodes
Cook, an independent political analyst. Candidates

with the Iraq credential could end up being "a twofer

for the Democrats. Not only do they have the goodwill

of the recent Iraq war vet, but [they] also help
offset a party weakness, which is being kind of

light on defense."

The Republicans have one Iraq war vet running for

Congress, Van Taylor of Texas, who is trying to knock

off Rep. Chet Edwards (D). Carl Forti, spokesman for

the National Republican Campaign Committee, says 38
Republicans with military experience are running for

Congress. When asked if any of the Democratic vets

pose a threat to any Republicans, his answer is simple:


Still, "being a vet is a good résumé item to have," says

Mr. Forti. "It brings a certain level of approval."


[What does is matter if vets are Democrat, Libertarian
, Independent, Republican, or Green party? It doesn't.
What matters is that our leaders know the value of
service. Wouldn't you rather have a person who knows
how to lead based on experience and training? Or a
person who tells you he/she can lead based on no
service record whatsoever?]

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Glenn Beck's Final American Revival - live broadcast from Salt Lake city

Can't make it to Salt Lake City this Saturday, July 17th, for the final stop of Glenn Beck's American Revival Tour? Well you don't have to miss the program. Insider Extreme members can watch the entire day's program live, online!

Below you'll find the days schedule, all of which will be broadcast live on the Insider Extreme.

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“Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act. And never suppose that in any possible situation, or under any circumstances, it is best for you to do a dishonorable thing, however slightly so it may appear to you... From the practice of the purest virtue, you may be assured you will derive the most sublime comforts in every moment of life, and in the moment of death.”- Thomas Jefferson, 1785

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Yesterday I heard it was James A. Garfield who said "The truth will set you free but first it will make you miserable.

I'm just asking; Is America uncomfortable or miserable enough to welcome the light of truth and freedom? What form of misery will strike the fire of truth in American hearts and souls? Do today's Americans believe in God? Will people of God welcome His light upon their decisions and actions while they defend and uphold our constitution and country? Will America first be uncomfortable and miserable in God's truth in order to restore it's freedom and liberty? Must Americans suffer greater misery at the hand of tyranny?

For about 110 years people have been trying to take this country apart piece by piece, little by little The Progressive Movement (Communism, Socialism, etc) deliberately, manipulated, attacked and subverted our Constitution. Four Presidents, Woodrow Wilson, FDR, Lyndon Johnson and now Barrack O'bama have executed the Progressive agenda. Each President did a lot of damage to America however Progressives and their process have now escalated to unimagined proportions.

Our parents and Grandparents fought Progressives and succeeded in 1946. After World War II the Progressives wanted to return the country to prewar conditions. Americans had experienced the "Great Depression", FDR and his destruction and they wanted no more. Our parents and Grandparents had enough and started a strong campaign of "ENOUGH". Americans fought the enemy together during the war and they stood strongly united after the war. They stopped further erosion of our constitution by electing a Republican and the Progressive Movement though not eradicated was slowed down. At the assassination of John F. Kennedy the country mourned and Lyndon Johnson took office he did more damage put the agenda had been slowed and Johnson didn't run for reelection. Progressive Republicans only proved to be more patient and slower in their reform of America. We had changed leadership but didn't dig out the roots of the Progressive Movement; they just slithered into hiding.

Average Americans just wanted to settle into living the American dream.

A Progressive education system took hold and changed the country's written history; a new generation soon forgot. Progressives in hiding created special interest groups under the disguise of working for the good of the people and continued to invade our culture, religions, values and principles. Sadly, we let them because we had worked hard, fought hard and wanted the good life without misery for our children and ourselves. We easily slipped into denial and apathy while we lived the American dream and gave our children all we could. There were many reasons; political correctness being one that supported closed eyes. We finely lost our common sense, lost sight and found ourselves blind to the "Truth". The Magnificent Giant dozed off too often and then finally fell into a deep sleep.

I believe in America, her people are capable of doing anything when they are ready, have had enough and accept the truth. The "Magnificent Giant" is awakening, not one by one but thousands at a time. I'm just asking, have we had enough? Are Americas ready or making ready for the misery we will endure as truth's fire within grows, purifies, cleanses and changes our lives forever? "

The truth will set us free, but first it will make you miserable" The fire of truth does not consume; with truth we will find our individual redemption, restore our honor and country and we will be set free.

It's the American way.

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