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Blogs that whisper…

 

         
   

   
She
writes the words on the page, not knowing that her thoughts; the
insignificant musings of a teenager will resonate so loudly with
generations to come. Her message? "In spite of everything that has happened, I still believe that people are really good at heart." In the midst of hate, Anne Frank wrote her diary.

The
comparisons are hard not to make. The small voice of a teenager
compared with the giant powerful voice of a dictator. The voice of hope
compared to the voice of death. In the end, these voices both made
giant impacts of our history. Which voice do you hear more easily? The
whisper of a child in hiding or the frantic yelling of a murderer?

Which
voices of this era will resonate with our descendents? The putrid vile
of hate from extremists who hate this country and continue to try to
tear it apart? Or will it be the voices of reason, the small voices
that whisper in the wind?

Will we pass on the firefighters who
went back into those towers because people needed to be saved; only to
tragically die themselves? Or will our mantra be "Bush lied, people
died"? Will we be defined by the events of September 11th? Or will that
event be written in our history books as "well-deserved" pay back? Will
our troops be honored or will the message "we support our troops when
they kill each other" be our cry? Will Michael Moore, George Soros,
Howard Dean be revered as American Heroes? Or George W. Bush, Donald
Rumsfield and our men and women sacrificing everything for America be
esteemed? What will our history be? Which voices will persevere?

Which
voices will die? Anne Frank’s voice never died…it continues today.
Her whispers made in an attic drown out the screams of a dictator.

(more…)

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Many Sex Offenders Not Where State Says

The following linked article is lengthy but worth the read!

The Montgomery address listed for Terrance Robert Green doesn’t have a mailbox. It doesn’t have a front door. In fact, there is no house.

The convicted child rapist’s address is nothing more than a concrete slab.

Green is one of many sex offenders in Alabama who don’t live at the addresses they have registered with state and local law enforcement, according to a check by The Birmingham News. A search for 127 sex offenders identified by the Alabama Department of Public Safety found that 48 - or 38 percent - aren’t living at the registered addresses.

Full Story

Does this really surprise anyone? It doesn’t surprise me. That’s why we, as everyday citizens, need to keep on top of this situation. It says right on my state’s registry site that,

Due to time delays in processing sex offender data, this information should be verified with the appropriate Sheriff’s Department or Chief of Police.

Call, write, email or take some kind of action to bring this to your community’s law enforcement. I’m sure they are aware of it already, but we can keep reminding them and making some noise about it to get them to keep it updated. Now, of course, I realize it’s not the law enforcement’s fault these creeps LIE about where they are living but doesn’t someone in authority have the right to check up on these "registered" sex offenders to make sure they are where they say they are?

Another quote from the article:

"It’s reflective of what’s happening," Ahearn said. "We’re expecting the most cunning of all criminals to follow what amounts to an honor system. It’s not working."

Well, ain’t that the truth?

More:

It’s also no surprise to Alabama Attorney General Troy King, who is meeting with law enforcement agencies across the state to discuss problems with the state’s sex offender registration.

"I think it gives a false sense of security and complacency in our state," King said. "People think the offenders … are somewhat under law enforcement’s eye. And that’s really not the case."

Keep writing to your newspapers, local news talk radio hosts and the like. I’ve done it and will plan to keep doing it. Our little local newspaper, The Madison Record, still has NOT listed the 7 or 8 registered sex offenders living in our area as they said they were going to do. Yes, I’ve emailed them AGAIN about their promise. No response. Now I think it’s time for a phone call. They will occasionally put in an article about registered sex offenders but they still have yet to actually list the pictures and details of each sex offender like the Mobile Registered did several weeks ago.

But, don’t give up, keep at it people. If we don’t no one will. It’s or responsibility and civic duty to stay ever vigilant regarding our children’s safety. Don’t you think?

What is your community doing about this problem? Do you know?

Cross Posted at An American Housewife

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Wild Thing: RNC Unveils New Ad Mocking Liberal Outrage

From The Washington Times Inside Politics a transcript of the Republican National Committee’s new Web ad titled “Wild Thing,” highlighting recent inflammatory comments by Democratic Party leaders. Just in case you can’t get the video to play here’s a transcript:


(Text on Screen): A long, long time ago …
(Montage of past presidents)
Franklin D. Roosevelt: “The only thing we have to fear …”
Harry S. Truman: “… and are determined to work for peace on earth.”
John F. Kennedy: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
(Text on Screen): Today …
(Video) Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean: “I hate what the Republicans are doing to this country. I really do.”
(Video) Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton: “It is very hard to stop people who have never been acquainted with the truth.”
(Video) Mr. Dean: “A lot of them have never made an honest living in their lives.”
(Print) Mr. Dean 6/6/2005: (Republican Party) “It’s pretty much a white, Christian party.”
(Video) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: “Our plan is to stop him … stop him … he must be stopped.”
(Video) Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin: “You would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime — Pol Pot or others — that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans.”
(Print) Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid 5/6/2005: “I think this guy (President Bush) is a loser.”
(Video) Mr. Reid: “I apologized for the ‘loser’; I haven’t for the ‘liar.’?”
(Video) Jon Stewart: “We turn our attention now to Washington, and the Democrats. Political party founded in 1792 that enjoyed an active role in American politics through much of the 20th century. Perhaps you’ve heard of them. No? Ask your parents.”
(Text on screen): The Democrats Today. No Vision. No Plan. Not your Parents’ Democrat Party.


The video is hysterically funny if you consider some of that some of these very people are those now expressing outrage over Karl Rove’s recent comment

Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.

All of us know that the current “controversy” is falsely generated righteous indignation manufactured by the MSM and the Democrat Party leadership. If they had condemned Dick Durbin as strongly for his recent comments their current act might be a little more convincing.

Note that Hillary rushed to the media to condemn Karl Rove’s remarks. Her response to Durbin’s comments denigrating American troops? You check around and see if you can find one. I can’t. Harry Reid dismissed Durbin’s remarks and called the controversy over them a calculated attempt at distraction but he demanded an immediate apology or resignation from Rove for his milder, and certainly not seditious, comments . I could keep working my way through the list of the Democrat leadership comparing the level of response to each man’s statements but what’s the point? We know how such a comparison will turn out. Obviously, as others have said, this is a tempest in a tea pot.

If you want to do something useful instead of just seething over the hypocrisy of it all the phone number for the White House is 202-456-1111 or you could always e-mail President Bush at president@whitehouse.gov. Although I’m sure he doesn’t need it you might feel better after you let the President know that you support Karl Rove and agree with his statements.

RedState.org has more on how this is just idiocy fueled by a dishonest media.

The full text of Karl Rove’s comments can be found at the Washington Post.

[Cross posted at Common Sense Runs Wild]

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Ah….Vacation: Add Water, Sun and Fun!

I can smell it - vacation!  My last day of work was today - we leave Saturday for a week of fun involving a jet ski, a boat, some water tubes and tons of sunscreen!

I can hardly wait!  I can already feel the sunburn, the windburn and a tall cool one in my hand!

So far, I have the housewife from An American Housewife guest blogging (she has already put up a GREAT post - and a must read).  I also have Beth from MY Vast Right Wing Conspiracy signed up as well.  She promised to only post about virtuous things (yeah, right!). 

Update:  I’ve got a few new guest bloggers I’ve invited, and who have accepted!  Jane from Armies of Liberation,  Janette from Common Sense Runs Wild, E.M. Zanotti from The American Princess, Jody from Steal the Bandwagon and the ever wise, ever funny Preston Taylor Holmes from Six Meat Buffet, who has to hold his own amidst all of these fine women.  Good luck, Preston - watch out for the estrogen!

Thanks to everyone!  Knowing you all are here in da house I have no worries!  On to the fun and the sun!

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A Profile Of The Child Molester

Housewife is co-guest blogging for Merri Musings today.

I cannot blog about this topic enough. It needs to be brought to the forefront of America. Please, take the time to read the following links. Please take the time today to do a search in your zip code to see how many registered sex offenders are living near you and your children.

We have 8 registered sex offenders in my little town; not all of them are child molesters. I focus on the child molesters. About two weeks ago I downloaded their fliers from the internet database and mailed them off to the public parks and recreations department.  Granted, they are living within legal limits; but barely. In fact, during one MapQuest I found that one molester was living within legal limits but his backdoor led right out to one of our main ballparks; I mean the ballpark was his back yard! But on MapQuest; following directions from his physical address to the ballpark, yes he is living within the limit of the law; you know, if you follow the street directons provided by MapQuest.

A Profile Of The Child Molester

The majority of pedophiles prefer children on the brink of puberty and prey on a child’s sexual ignorance and curiosity. To quote one molester, "Give me a kid who knows nothing about sex, and you’ve given me my next victim."

The actual number of members in these organizations is unknown, though one, the Rene Guyon Society, is listed in the Gale Encyclopedia of Associations as having five thousand members. Other major pedophile organizations include NAMBLA (The North American Man-Boy Love Association) and PAN (Pedophile Alert Network) in the Netherlands. Members receive monthly magazines and newsletters that include seduction techniques and advice on avoiding detection and prosecution. One group¹s "Lure of the Month" column gives advice on approaching and seducing children. In one month¹s column, soap crayons were praised for their effectiveness: "Children undress themselves!"

In addition to attending pedophile conferences and conventions, some child molesters meet via the Internet where they may swap methods, success stories, even names, descriptions, and images of children. Customs officials indicate that the anonymous nature of Internet communication is quickly replacing the printed pedophile newsletter.

Now why oh why can we not do something about the above mentioned group? Anyone have any ideas on what to do about these sick, sick monsters? Well, I do but I’d go to prison for it. All I can say is teach your children about the realities and arm yourself with the facts and be ever vigilant. We are no longer living in a society where my children can ride their bikes around our little, teeny tiny neighborhood anymore. I remember when I was a kid I’d ride my bike for miles; probably wasn’t a good idea back then either now that I reflect.

I see and meet a lot of parents who are ignorant when it comes to child molesters; they are under the false security that because they live in a "nice" neighborhood that their children are safe. Go do a search. Also, I hate it when parents say, "well I just have to trust God that He has them in His Hands when I let them go out the door." This annoys me to no end. Yes, I know someone who has actually said that to me at one time. While it may be true in a sense; please I beg of you to tell your children the truth - that there are sickos out there ready to pounce on them and hurt them and kill them. Now, you know I’m not talking about telling a 5 year old this awful truth. I also know parents who let their children wonder the neighborhoods who should NOT be on their own because of their young age. When I see this I promptly escort the child home to their parent. Oh and don’t even tell me that because they have a walkie-talkie with them that it makes it "OK" and they are safe. It’s a bunch of crap.

The CHILD LURES COMMUNITY PLAN is a multi-media campaign guaranteed to raise awareness and - more importantly - prevent crimes against children by arming all segments of the community with personal safety strategies that work.

Search Your Area for a registered sex offender. It’s listed by states and all you have to do is enter your zip code and sit back and be shocked to see who is living in YOUR neighborhood.

I had better shut up now or Merri will never ask me back again.

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Stop the ACLU! Blogburst - the American Flag

I’m a patriotic American.  I get choked up when I hear the national anthem.  The American flag is a symbol that represents our country and all we stand for - the red, white and blue.  The Stars and Stripes.  Whenever our country faces adversity or hardship, i.e. 9/11, what symbolizes our strength as a nation, our unwavering belief that we will prevail?  Our flag.  Old Glory.

The ACLU called the House’s approval of the "Flag Desecration Amendment" a "loss for freedom and an unwarranted assault on the First Amendment."  I find it fascinating that the ACLU declares that there is growing, nationwide opposition to this Amendment.  I haven’t talked to a soul that says "yeah, let’s burn the flag…it’s our right!  We don’t like abortion, let’s burn the flag.  We’re mad that they ended Everybody Loves Raymond - let’s burn the flag!" 

Terri Ann Schroeder, Senior Lobbyist with the ACLU Washington Legislative Office (aka Head Blahblah) said:

"Today’s vote was a victory not for the flag, but for lawmakers seeking cheap political points. The flag is a symbol, and today’s vote is an assault on the freedoms that it embodies. In a democracy, freedom means that we must tolerate all peaceful forms of expression, no matter how uncomfortable they make us feel, or how much we disagree. Lawmakers cannot silence individuals just because they don’t agree with their message or how it is expressed."

Perhaps you may think I’m a bit too patriotic, but I find the burning of the flag far from "peaceful" and for me it borders close to violent.  To me, a "peaceful form of expression" would be signs, speeches, or human chains.  When I think of flag burning, I think of militant Islamofascist freaks who would not only like to burn said flag, but a few million Americans as well.

Do I believe in freedom of speech?  Absolutely.  But I don’t believe in desecration of the flag - something that represents our country, our honor and the blood, sweat and tears shed by countless Americans defending the very right to fly such a beautiful flag.

Please stop by Stop the ACLU! for their weekly ACLU blog burst.  They’ll keep you informed and - if you are like me - somewhat ticked off, too!

I am the Flag

by Ruth Appeasing Rois

I am the flag of the United States of America.

I was born on June 14, 1777, in Philadelphia.

There the Continental Congress adopted my stars and stripes as the national flag.

My thirteen stripes alternating red and white, with a union of thirteen white stars in a field of blue, represented a new constellation, a new nation dedicated to the personal and religious liberty of mankind.

Today fifty stars signal from my union, one for each of the fifty sovereign states in the greatest constitutional republic the world has ever known.

My colors symbolize the patriotic ideals and spiritual qualities of the citizens of my country.

My red stripes proclaim the fearless courage and integrity of American men and boys and the self-sacrifice and devotion of American mothers and daughters.

My white stripes stand for liberty and equality for all.

My blue is the blue of heaven, loyalty, and faith.

I represent these eternal principles: liberty, justice, and humanity.

I embody American freedom: freedom of speech, religion, assembly, the press, and the sanctity of the home.

I typify that indomitable spirit of determination brought to my land by Christopher Columbus and by all my forefathers - the Pilgrims, Puritans, settlers at James town and Plymouth.

I am as old as my nation.

I am a living symbol of my nation’s law: the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights.

I voice Abraham Lincoln’s philosophy: "A government of the people, by the people,for the people."

I stand guard over my nation’s schools, the seedbed of good citizenship and true patriotism.

I am displayed in every schoolroom throughout my nation; every schoolyard has a flag pole for my display.

Daily thousands upon thousands of boys and girls pledge their allegiance to me and my country.

I have my own law—Public Law 829, "The Flag Code" - which definitely states my correct use and display for all occasions and situations.

I have my special day, Flag Day. June 14 is set aside to honor my birth.

Americans, I am the sacred emblem of your country. I symbolize your birthright, your heritage of liberty purchased with blood and sorrow.

I am your title deed of freedom, which is yours to enjoy and hold in trust for posterity.

If you fail to keep this sacred trust inviolate, if I am nullified and destroyed, you and your children will become slaves to dictators and despots.

Eternal vigilance is your price of freedom.

As you see me silhouetted against the peaceful skies of my country, remind yourself that I am the flag of your country, that I stand for what you are - no more, no less.

Guard me well, lest your freedom perish from the earth.

Dedicate your lives to those principles for which I stand: "One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

I was created in freedom. I made my first appearance in a battle for human liberty.

God grant that I may spend eternity in my "land of the free and the home of the brave" and that I shall ever be known as "Old Glory," the flag of the United States of America.

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When the BTK Killer Whines, the MSM Listens

Why does this vile, evil shit stain get the time of day? I could care less about his whining rants about his attorneys and the fact that his wife is contemplating divorce.  HE’S A FRIGGIN murderer.  I’d get a divorce, too!  And the MSM just sucks it up for their next "hot story."  What a waste of bandwidth.

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White Trash Wednesday - White Trash Art

Hi ya’lls!

I got me a durn road trip comin’ up here in a spell.  Since I gotsta get my mobile trailer ready to go, I ain’t got much time to stop by.  But I did want to edeewcate you, my cuzins, by gettin’ you some culture:

That thare is white trash and art, all together in one.

Well, I’ll be damned - that thare is some White Trash Art as well.  I reckon we gots us a trend!

And that one thare, that is my favorite art piece.  Kinda looks like my garbage can, except for the whiteness.  I gots me bits of egg and pop all throughout, not to mention Mad Dog 20/20 stains.  That White Trash shore is purty.

Well, I reckon I must be off.  You done got yer culture, and I done spent some time with the best during cuzin’s this side of the trailer!

Ya’ll go visit everyone else, ya hear?

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Meme Tag - Music!

LindaSoG over at Something…and Half of Something tagged me for a meme that’s all about music:

Total volume of music files on my computer:

511 MB (okay, so I still listen to lots of CD’s - but I’m getting my iPod loaded slowly but surely!

The last CD I bought was:

Soundtrack to "Madagascar."  The kids love the "We Got to Move It" track (and yes, there are Kids Bop CDs in my truck!  ACK!)

Last aquired:

A whole bunch of 80s songs (Blondie, songs from "The Wedding Singer" and much, much more!)

Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me (eclectic, I know):

"Out Here on My Own" - Irene Cara (from the movie Fame)

"Nothing Else Matters" - Metallica

"Break Stuff" - Limp Bizkit (a great song for the drive home from work!)

"Island of Life" - Kitaro with Jon Anderson

"Eyes Wide Open" - Creed

I have to add that I love 80s music (born and raised child of the 80s).  I have tons of 80s music!

Four people to whom I’m passing the baton (if they so desire to take it):

Beth at MY Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

The ‘wife at An American Housewife

Tammy at A Mom and Her Blog

Raven at And Rightly So!

These are merely some shameless linking to some of my favorite sites (and ladies, you don’t have to do anything if you don’t want to).  Wheeeeeeeee!

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We’re Havin’ a Ball!

It’s party time again!  Please go visit us over at the Cotillion - and bring your dancin’ shoes! Er, seems as that’s too, well, nice.

As Beth might say:  Report at once to the mistresses (for your whippings?):

Crystal Clear
A Mom and Her Blog
Fistful of Fortnights

And don’t forget to stop over at the Cotillion website.  We have many new debutantes who have joined us - the party is even more exciting!

Update:  Beth…better?  I’m no chicken, dammit!

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Bonfire of the Vanities

So - I couldn’t help but nominate myself for an entry in the Bonfire of the Vanities….Dirty Minute Meals is making history!  Check it out here and here and here!  Oh, and here, too!

Weeeeeeee!  Let the fun begin!

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It’s a Sick World

This is a sick story, and I’m so outraged I can hardly type:

SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina News) - A Campobello teen is accused of raping one neighbor’s dog and another neighbor’s two little girls. Now the dog has died and charges against the teen have been upgraded.

I’m not putting the whole story here as I think there is a pretty graphic account of what this 17 year old, Cory Williamson, did physically to the dog (it’s in the link above).

I’m outraged on two fronts.  First, of course it is awful what this boy did to the dog - I cannot fathom that this boy’s mind is right.  It is readily apparent that he needs to be punished and according to the article he will be charged with the highest level of animal cruelty charges on the books.  Obviously the guy needs counseling, too.

The second reason I’m outraged is how much is played up on the abuse of the dog and how little is mentioned of the fact that this slime bag is also charged with sexually abusing two little girls in the same neighborhood.  I love animals - I have 3 dogs - but when does what happens to a dog outweigh what happened to two little girls?  He RAPED them!  I counted the references in the article.  There were 7 full paragraphs that referenced the situation about the dog and only 3-4 sentences that mention that he also raped two little girls in the neighborhood.  I have to ask…since when is a dog more important than the well-being of two little girls?!?!?   

Punta del cappello:  NIF 

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What Planet are You From?
You Are From the Moon

You can vibe with the steady rhythms of the Moon. You’re in touch with your emotions and intuition. You possess a great, unmatched imagination - and an infinite memory. Ultra-sensitive, you feel at home anywhere (or with anyone). A total healer, you light the way in the dark for many.
I’m not even from a planet - I’m from the moon!  Most of this seems to fit with the exception of the "infinite memory."  Hell, I can’t remember 10 minutes ago sometimes!
punta del cappello:  An American Housewife

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Susan Torres

Jody from Steal the Bandwagon has a post up regarding Susan Torres, a young woman, who is brain dead, who is also carrying their very premature baby.  I can only imagine how heart wrenching this situation is for Susan’s family, but I think I would want my family to keep my body alive so my unborn baby has a chance to live.

Read more about Susan’s story here and be sure to hug your loved ones extra tight - life can change instantaneously!

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Study: Second Bush Team Whiter, Older, More Experienced

These are the types of stories that the mainstream media feels compelled to print because…[please insert reason here]?   

WASHINGTON — A new study shows Team Bush has fewer minorities and young people, and more government insiders, in the president’s second term than in his first.

A study by the news weekly National Journal shows that 17 percent of those in the top 367 managerial jobs are minorities. That’s down from 20 percent four years ago.

A roughly comparable tally of the Clinton administration put the figure at 27 percent.

Plus the average age in Bush’s second-term administration is 51, compared with 48 in the first.

Also, an administration that was experienced four years ago is even more so now. The National Journal found 88 percent of those in the top jobs had previous executive branch posts. That compares with 59 percent in the first term.

I believe that reports such as these are an attempt to undermine the credibility of the presidency.  What about a report on how the president brought in "the best person for the job" versus the breakdown in age, race, sexual orientation, etc.?  The title of this article almost makes it seem like "more experience" is a bad thing.  This handy little story "confirms" the ideas in the minds of liberal whackos that Bush is bad - now the mantra will be "Bush discriminates" or "Bush isn’t as mindful of diversity as Clinton was."

I guess I should be used to this banter, but it still drives me crazy.  I just want a person in place to do a particular job who is the best.  Say I needed to hire a body guard.  Would I just select someone because they were a minority?  No - how fair or appropriate is that?  I would check everyone’s experience, interview them to get a feel for how they would perform on the job and make a decision regarding who I would hire based upon a consistent list of criteria.

If I was a partner in a physician office whose specialty was surgery, should I hire the young physician right out of school and training, or should I hire the experienced surgeon with a proven track record of success?  As a wise business person, I should hire the surgeon with more experience.  Wouldn’t you want that as a patient?

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