Fed Up With The GOP

I am lucky enough to have been able to vote for Ronald Reagan when he ran as President. In fact, it was the first Presidential election in which I was old enough to vote and he was the very first President I voted for.

I was raised in a conservative family with strong conservative values–both parents had college degrees (at the time my father had his first of many PhD’s), education was a MUST, we saved, my mother stayed home with us until we went to school and then she worked part time. She was also responsible for our cultural and religious extra-curricular activities while daddy was responsible for our sports activities. Hard work was rewarded with privileges, not toys and laziness, disrespect and irresponsibility were simply not tolerated. I grew up in an era when children were kicked out of their houses around 8:00 am during the summer and told not to come home until lunch; after lunch, it was back outside until the street lights came on. The entire neighborhood watched out for each other’s children and if you got into trouble at a friend’s house, your mother knew about it before you even came close to being home. Sunday Mass was MANDATORY and you dressed appropriately and respectfully. You learned what soap tasted like if you decided to try out your swearing capabilities. There was one TV in the house and the program lineup was decided by daddy. Hence, my Star Trek addiction (it was on opposite the Flinstones at that time). Bedtimes were enforced, girls didn’t call boys, and the phone better not ring after 8:00 pm unless it was a true emergency. We saved money for family vacations, there was one credit card and it was kept clear for emergency use only. We were taught the police were our friends and you ALWAYS stood for a member of the military. From the time we could focus, we were plopped in front of the tv for each and every rocket launch and the flag was proudly flown from our home. Holidays centered around their meanings rather than the cost and number of gifts and our elders were very much respected.

Family vacations were rarely to anyplace other than the grandparents homes. And such grandparents I had! One set of great-grandparents had actually pioneered parts of Colorado and Oklahome in covered wagons. They owned a small “farm” and were entirely self-sustaining. Gruesome child that I was, I thoroughly enjoyed watching Grandpa execute chickens and ducks for dinner. The pies my grandmother made were famous city-wide and she made a small contribution toward the family coffers selling her pies to the mom and pop restaurants in this small town. They raised six children in a sod hut; losing one in adulthood to a fire. To get a doctor, my grandmother had to literally run to town, find the doctor and go back to the homestead. They didn’t have stores to buy sheets and such; quilting bees were the norm. I have two of her quilts made into wall hangings for all to see their beauty. She emmigrated from Ireland and he was the son of German immigrants.

Another set of grandparents homesteaded the Idaho/Utah area. She was a British immigrant whose father was a gravedigger in England and the children played among the headstones. The highpoint of their childhood was going to the sea and eating ice cream. She was an exceptionally cheerful woman who worked magic with a crochet hook or knitting needles. She taught us how to can, preserve and store food. My memories of my grandfather aren’t so keen as he always seemed to be in the background. To her dying day, she had her afternoon tea. Her three children were successes in their own rights, my father being the only son.

Those times are gone. The values have long been since relegated to the dustbins of obscurity as old fashioned and not relevant.

However. These are the values of conservatives. Self-sufficiency. Using resources responsibly. Helping each other out in time of need. Saving for a rainy day. Legal immigration and assimilation. Giving up native languages for English. Pride in God, country and self, in that order.

Faith. Small government who trusted its citizens to pretty much govern themselves, stepping in only when necessary. Military service. Raising families to be productive citizens rather than lazy layabouts expecting everything to be handed to them.

These people were the backbone of the country and the backbone of the conservative base. They may have registered as Democrats. They may have been Republicans. Either way, the values and beliefs were strong.

These values no longer define conservatism. Conservatism is used as an epithet these days, signifying you’re hopelessly behind the times. God and Faith have been relegated to second class status, while the almighty dollar and power take their places.

Frankly, I’m tired of it. I have my own blog. Those who read my blog know I hold nothing back. I’m tired of what passes for the Republican party these days, which is nothing more than socialist lite. I’m tired of working my behind off to have my taxes taken (a nice form of armed robbery) to support the most ludicrous of leftist/liberal ideas and schemes, without asking me what I wish to support, whether it be policies or charities. I don’t like my money being taken to support lunatic schemes such as the “greening” of the world, worshiping at the altar of Al Gore and designed to take my choice away regarding everything from what I put into my gas tank to what kind of light bulbs I use. Policies designed to siphon off my funds to support failed theories and false science which has been debunked by reputable research–yet the RNC panders to in order to get votes. Policies designed to drive up prices on everything from gas prices to the food on my table. Policies designed to ravage land and starve worldwide populations. Policies based upon the ravings of a lunatic and his followers.

I’m tired of the RNC pandering to the lobbies for illegal aliens and refusing to enforce existing laws against these invaders while continuing to try to find ways to shove anmnesty down my throat. I’m tired of the cowardice of the RNC in capitulating to the appeasement mentality of islamists demanding special accomodations for footbaths, prayer rooms and times, cafeterias and facility use times at publicly funded schools and universities, using my tax dollars, while my own Judeo-Christian values and needs are prohibited because of the “separation of church and state”. I’m tired of the RNC appeasing a small percentage of the population’s sexual issues by allowing them to force their views on my family through things like special sex ed classes and accomodation of Gay Pride parades and Folsom Street Fair. I’m tired of traitors and seditionists being allowed to retain their congressional seats rather than the RNC enforcing the laws against such behavior and prosecuting these criminals. I’m tired of the RNC becoming a yellow-belly, spineless wimp in the face of the liberal lunacy. I’m tired of the RNC asking me for money to support candidates who waffle, spin, refuse to take a stand and are nothing more than democrat lite, while refusing to provide us true conservative candidates.

I’m plain tired of the RNC. I will stay registered Republican just long enough to get through this election; then I’m registering no party. I will not continue to contribute to or support any candidate run by a party I no longer recognize and a party who insists on ignoring the voices of the people.

Anyone with me?

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Fed Up With The GOP

I am lucky enough to have been able to vote for Ronald Reagan when he ran as President. In fact, it was the first Presidential election in which I was old enough to vote and he was the very first President I voted for.

I was raised in a conservative family with strong conservative values–both parents had college degrees (at the time my father had his first of many PhD’s), education was a MUST, we saved, my mother stayed home with us until we went to school and then she worked part time. She was also responsible for our cultural and religious extra-curricular activities while daddy was responsible for our sports activities. Hard work was rewarded with privileges, not toys and laziness, disrespect and irresponsibility were simply not tolerated. I grew up in an era when children were kicked out of their houses around 8:00 am during the summer and told not to come home until lunch; after lunch, it was back outside until the street lights came on. The entire neighborhood watched out for each other’s children and if you got into trouble at a friend’s house, your mother knew about it before you even came close to being home. Sunday Mass was MANDATORY and you dressed appropriately and respectfully. You learned what soap tasted like if you decided to try out your swearing capabilities. There was one TV in the house and the program lineup was decided by daddy. Hence, my Star Trek addiction (it was on opposite the Flinstones at that time). Bedtimes were enforced, girls didn’t call boys, and the phone better not ring after 8:00 pm unless it was a true emergency. We saved money for family vacations, there was one credit card and it was kept clear for emergency use only. We were taught the police were our friends and you ALWAYS stood for a member of the military. From the time we could focus, we were plopped in front of the tv for each and every rocket launch and the flag was proudly flown from our home. Holidays centered around their meanings rather than the cost and number of gifts and our elders were very much respected.

Family vacations were rarely to anyplace other than the grandparents homes. And such grandparents I had! One set of great-grandparents had actually pioneered parts of Colorado and Oklahome in covered wagons. They owned a small “farm” and were entirely self-sustaining. Gruesome child that I was, I thoroughly enjoyed watching Grandpa execute chickens and ducks for dinner. The pies my grandmother made were famous city-wide and she made a small contribution toward the family coffers selling her pies to the mom and pop restaurants in this small town. They raised six children in a sod hut; losing one in adulthood to a fire. To get a doctor, my grandmother had to literally run to town, find the doctor and go back to the homestead. They didn’t have stores to buy sheets and such; quilting bees were the norm. I have two of her quilts made into wall hangings for all to see their beauty. She emmigrated from Ireland and he was the son of German immigrants.

Another set of grandparents homesteaded the Idaho/Utah area. She was a British immigrant whose father was a gravedigger in England and the children played among the headstones. The highpoint of their childhood was going to the sea and eating ice cream. She was an exceptionally cheerful woman who worked magic with a crochet hook or knitting needles. She taught us how to can, preserve and store food. My memories of my grandfather aren’t so keen as he always seemed to be in the background. To her dying day, she had her afternoon tea. Her three children were successes in their own rights, my father being the only son.

Those times are gone. The values have long been since relegated to the dustbins of obscurity as old fashioned and not relevant.

However. These are the values of conservatives. Self-sufficiency. Using resources responsibly. Helping each other out in time of need. Saving for a rainy day. Legal immigration and assimilation. Giving up native languages for English. Pride in God, country and self, in that order.

Faith. Small government who trusted its citizens to pretty much govern themselves, stepping in only when necessary. Military service. Raising families to be productive citizens rather than lazy layabouts expecting everything to be handed to them.

These people were the backbone of the country and the backbone of the conservative base. They may have registered as Democrats. They may have been Republicans. Either way, the values and beliefs were strong.

These values no longer define conservatism. Conservatism is used as an epithet these days, signifying you’re hopelessly behind the times. God and Faith have been relegated to second class status, while the almighty dollar and power take their places.

Frankly, I’m tired of it. I have my own blog. Those who read my blog know I hold nothing back. I’m tired of what passes for the Republican party these days, which is nothing more than socialist lite. I’m tired of working my behind off to have my taxes taken (a nice form of armed robbery) to support the most ludicrous of leftist/liberal ideas and schemes, without asking me what I wish to support, whether it be policies or charities. I don’t like my money being taken to support lunatic schemes such as the “greening” of the world, worshiping at the altar of Al Gore and designed to take my choice away regarding everything from what I put into my gas tank to what kind of light bulbs I use. Policies designed to siphon off my funds to support failed theories and false science which has been debunked by reputable research–yet the RNC panders to in order to get votes. Policies designed to drive up prices on everything from gas prices to the food on my table. Policies designed to ravage land and starve worldwide populations. Policies based upon the ravings of a lunatic and his followers.

I’m tired of the RNC pandering to the lobbies for illegal aliens and refusing to enforce existing laws against these invaders while continuing to try to find ways to shove anmnesty down my throat. I’m tired of the cowardice of the RNC in capitulating to the appeasement mentality of islamists demanding special accomodations for footbaths, prayer rooms and times, cafeterias and facility use times at publicly funded schools and universities, using my tax dollars, while my own Judeo-Christian values and needs are prohibited because of the “separation of church and state”. I’m tired of the RNC appeasing a small percentage of the population’s sexual issues by allowing them to force their views on my family through things like special sex ed classes and accomodation of Gay Pride parades and Folsom Street Fair. I’m tired of traitors and seditionists being allowed to retain their congressional seats rather than the RNC enforcing the laws against such behavior and prosecuting these criminals. I’m tired of the RNC becoming a yellow-belly, spineless wimp in the face of the liberal lunacy. I’m tired of the RNC asking me for money to support candidates who waffle, spin, refuse to take a stand and are nothing more than democrat lite, while refusing to provide us true conservative candidates.

I’m plain tired of the RNC. I will stay registered Republican just long enough to get through this election; then I’m registering no party. I will not continue to contribute to or support any candidate run by a party I no longer recognize and a party who insists on ignoring the voices of the people.

Anyone with me?

Primer of Necessary Definitions–of me and of Law

Unless otherwise stated, all definitions are from Black’s Law Dictionary, Eighth Edition, edited by Bryan A. Garner.

That opening line should tell you something about me.

Most people own a Webster’s Dictionary. I own a well-used, often-referred-to Black’s Law Dictionary. No, I’m not an attorney.

I am, however, a paralegal with a certification equal to a Master’s Degree, will be starting on my certification equal to a Ph.D in two weeks (by the way, our certification classes last 5 months, in which we cram six years of study–definitely not for the faint-hearted; further, only 10% pass their certifications on the first try–I am part of that 10%).

I am also the niece of a retired Federal Judge and a cousin to a Brig. General (Army, Ret.).

I have hung up on judges who copped an attitude, usually after laughing at them. I have stood toe to toe with armed officers and told them to get the hell out of my way and change their attitude or they will not receive the information they need. I have looked down the barrel of a .38 loaded with wadcutters, lived to tell about it and prosecuted that criminal to a term of four consecutive life terms. I also drove a cab in Vegas for close to four years, had gang members as regular passengers–gang members who operated by MY rules in MY cab–and earned their respect and free passage through their territory.

I have suffered radiation poisoning while working for my father–after he ticked off the government. That radiation poisoning took years from my life, but I’m here. My father is not.

Threats don’t work with me; nor do orders. If you want something from me, you ASK me–NICELY.

In short, I don’t tolerate fools, imbeciles, idiots, boneheads, milquetoasts, lunatics, moonbats, or blathering, slavering, rabid dogs (leftists).

I don’t tolerate those that cannot make a point, argue in a circular fashion with no sense of logic, or blindly repeat propaganda they’ve been brainwashed with. They are beneath me in the food chain and in life. Nor will I rise to any bait they may throw in my path.

They aren’t worth my time, my energy or my superior intellect.

People who suffer from delusions, whether it be of purple skys with cotton candy pink clouds, utopian societies based on Marx, Stalin or Lenin, delusions that terrorists are our friends and we can talk to them and negotiate peacefully or delusions they are God, ruler of all, need to be locked up for their own safety and that of society.

Their particular brand of poison is akin to a festering pustule on the ass of society, just waiting to burst and spread their infection in all directions. Such is the current state of the RNC/GOP Blog.

Which brings me to these interesting definitions derived from Black’s (17 words, not such big words, after all). All–ALL–well versed, true blue, Patriotic Americans should KNOW these terms, backward and forward. For the sake of brevity, these definitions have been confined to the main definition. For those that don’t and want to have them on hand, feel free to cut and paste.

1). Accessory: n. 1. Something of secondary or subordinate importance. 2. Criminal Law. A person who aids or contributes in the commission or concealment of a crime. An accessory is usually liable only if the crime is a felony. Cf. PRINCIPAL (2). [Cases: Criminal Law key 68-77; Homicide key 573. C.J.S. Criminal Law sections 137-142]–accessory, adj; accessoryship, n.

2). Ambassador: 1. A diplomatic officer of the highest rank, usually designated by a government as its resident representative in a foreign state. Ambassadors represent the sovereign as well as the nation and enjoy many privileges while abroad in their official capacity, including immunity. Ambassadors are distinguished from ministers and envoys, who represent only the state where they are from and not the sovereign. Ambassadors are also generally distinguished from certain legates who have only ecclesiastical authority. But the papal nuncio and some legates, such as the legate a latere, bear the rank of ambassador. See NUNCIO; LEGATE. [Cases: Ambassadors and Consuls sections 2-32.] 2. A representative appointed by another. 3. An unofficial or nonappointed representative.

3). Bribery: n. The corrupt payment, receipt or solicitation of a private favor for official action. Bribery is a felony in most jurisdictions. See Model Penal Code Section 240.1. Cf. KICKBACK. [Cases: Bribery key 1. C.J.S. Bribery sections 2-3, 5-8, 10-11.]–bribe, vb.

4). Constitution: 1. The fundamental and organic law of a nation or state that establishes the institutions and apparatus of government, defines the scope of governmental sovereign powers, and guarantees individual civil rights and civil liberties. [Cases: Constitutional Law key 1.1.] 2. The written instrument embodying this fundamental law, together with any formal amendments.

5). Diplomacy: n. Int’l law. 1. The art and practice of conducting negotiations between national governments.
Open Diplomacy: Diplomacy carried on with free access to interested observers and members of the press.

Parliamentary Diplomacy: The negotiations and discussions carried out in international organizations according to their rules of procedure.

Secret Diplomacy: Diplomacy carried on behind closed doors. Also termed quiet diplomacy.

Shuttle Diplomacy: Diplomatic negotiations assisted by emissaries, who travel back and forth between negotiating countries. In legal contexts, the term usually refers to a similar approach used by a mediator in negotiating the settlement of a lawsuit. The mediator travels back and forth between different rooms, one of which is assigned to each side’s decision-makers and counsel. The mediator relays offers and demands between the rooms and, by conferring with the parties about their positions and about the uncertainty of litigation, seeks to reach an agreed resolution of the case. The mediator does not bring the parties together in the same room.

2. Loosely, foreign policy. 3. The collective functions performed by a diplomat. diplomatic, adj; diplomat, n.

6). Hudna: Arabic word often translated as “cease-fire.- Historically used as a tactic aimed at allowing the party declaring the hudna to regroup while tricking an enemy into lowering its guard. When the hudna expires, the party that declared it is stronger and the enemy weaker. The term comes from the story of the Muslim conquest of Mecca. Instead of a rapid victory, Muhammad made a ten-year treaty with the Kuraysh tribe. In 628 AD, after only two years of the ten-year treaty, Muhammad and his forces concluded that the Kuraysh were too weak to resist. The Muslims broke the treaty and took over all of Mecca without opposition. (Definition provided by The Israel Project; http://www.theisraelproject.org/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=hsJPK0PIJpH&b=886017&ct=1181591)

7). Injurious Falsehood: 1. DISPARAGEMENT (3). 2. TRADE DISPARAGEMENT.

8). Libel: vb. 1. To defame (someone) in a permanent medium, especially in writing. [Cases: Libel and Slander key 1, 25 C.J.S. Libel and Slander; Injurious Falsehood sections 2, 5-6, 10, 47-52.] 2. History Maritime Law. To sue in admiralty or ecclesiastical court. This use of the term was eliminated with the merging of the Admiralty Rules into the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in 1986.

9). Misprision of Treason: Concealment or nondisclosure of someone else’s treason.

10). Positive Misprision: The active commission of a wrongful act .

11). President: n. 1. The chief political executive of a government; the head of state. [Cases: United States key 26. C.J.S. United States sections 45-47.] 2. The chief executive officer of a corporation or other organization. 3. CHAIR (1) 4. See CHAIR (3). See (in senses 3 & 4) presiding officer (3) under OFFICER (2); presidential, adj.

12). Secretary of State: 1. The member of the President’s cabinet who heads the U.S. Department of State. The Secretary is the first-ranking member of the cabinet and is also a member of the National Security Council. He or she is fourth in line of succession to the presidency after the Vice President, the Speaker of the House, and the President pro tempore of the Senate. [Cases: United States key 40. C.J.S. United States sections 58-60.] 2. A state government official who is responsible for the licensing and incorporation of businesses, the administration of elections, and other formal duties. The secretary of state is elected in some states and appointed in others.

13). Sedition: n. 1. An agreement, communication, or other preliminary activity aimed at inciting treason or some lesser commotion against the public authority. 2. Advocacy aimed at inciting or producing–and likely to incite or produce–imminent lawless action. At common law, sedition included defaming a member of the royal family or the government. The difference between sedition and treason is that the former is committed by preliminary steps, while the latter entails some overt act for carrying out the plan. But of course, if the plan is merely for some small commotion, even accomplishing the plan does not amount to treason. Cf. TREASON. [Cases: Insurrection and Sedition key 1. C.J.S. Riot; Insurrection section 29.]; seditious, adj.

14). Slander: n. 1. A defamatory assertion expressed in a transitory form, especially speech. Damages for slander–unlike those for libel–are not presumed and thus must be proved by the plaintiff (unless the defamation is slander per se). [Cases: Libel and Slander key 1, 24. C.J.S. Libel and Slander; Injurious Falsehood sections 2, 5-6, 10, 47.] 2. The act of making such a statement. See DEFAMATION. Cf. LIBEL–slander, vb.; slanderous, adj.

15). Speaker of House: [Speaker] 1. One who makes a speech . 2. The presiding officer of a large deliberative assembly, especially a legislature’s more numerous house, such as the House of Representatives . See CHAIR (1). [Cases: United States key 7.1. C.J.S. United States section 16.]

16). Subversion: The process of overthrowing, destroying or corrupting .

17). Treason: n. The offense of attempting to overthrow the government of the state to which one owes allegiance, either by making war against the state or by materially supporting its enemies.–Also termed high treason; alto proditio. Cf. SEDITION. [Cases: Treason key 1. C.J.S. Treason sections 2-3, 5.]–treasonable, treasonous, adj.

Jimmy Carter; Howard Dean; Bob Jefferson; John Kerry; John Murtha; Nancy Pelosi –ALL are guilty of one or more, or a combination thereof, of the above definitions.

RNC/GOP Blog–guilty as an accessory of allowing slander upon their blog without monitoring their site. Good thing we have records of it.