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  • iainswife 5:43 PM on 11/08/2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Separate But Equal – Best Case 

    My sister and I were having a wide ranging discussion today and gay marriage came up.

    I believe that love is transcendental and that as long as you love an adult, it doesn’t matter who that adult is. I also believe that marriage is between a man and a woman but that same sex unions should absolutely have the same rights and privileges as a married couple.

    However, my pro-gay-marriage friends and loved ones always shut down my stance with “I can’t support “separate but equal” (all the ugly racist history behind that phrase is very hurtful by the way).

    But here is the thing, separate but equal is the best case scenario for same-sex unions.

    The US government at the state or federal level can recognize same sex unions as equal to a marriage and even call them “a marriage” but it is absolutely impossible under the First Amendment to force Temples, Mosques, Churches or any religion to perform a same-sex union.

    So legally, it is a union and rightly so. But religious institutions are not bound to accept those unions as marriage.

    Just as you can not force someone who is Conscious-Objector to enlist in the military, you can not force a religious organization, ANY religious organization to accept something that is against its collective belief-system.

    Unless you are willing to give up the First Amendment, Separate-But-Equal is the best compromise for the GLBT community.

    I truly believe that anyone in a permanent loving relationship should have official legal status whether it is a common law marriage, same sex union, or traditional marriage. But I also truly believe that religious organizations should never be forced to violate their beliefs. The First Amendment is one of the most valuable legacies of this great American Experiment and any injury to it, injures us all.

     
    • SignPainterGuy 6:03 PM on 11/08/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I support your point of view iainswife, but would add that our 1st Amendment is actually unique in the world. No other country that I am aware of has the level of freedoms guaranteed by that one amendment. And it is in danger now more than ever because just yesterday morning Obama signed on to the UN`s small arms treaty which will dangerously weaken our 2nd Amendment rights which, btw, is what has allowed us to KEEP our 1st Amendment as long as we have !

    • just a conservative girl 6:51 AM on 11/09/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Totally agree.

  • iainswife 11:40 AM on 11/01/2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Open Letter to Media and Benghazi Round-Up 

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    Here’s a thought:

    Dear Media,

    Would have covered the Benghazi attack and the White House cover-up if any one of the men who died were not white? Further, others were injured during the Benghazi attack.

    Would you have covered this if any of the Embassy personnel who were injured or murdered if they were an ethnicity other than white? I am certain many were.

    What does it take for you to do your jobs and actually investigate this attack on our embassy, on Americans, and on this administration and its governments refusal to protect the citizens – it’s sworn duty?

    Just remember, Media, you are less and less necessary the more you don’t do your jobs. You are no longer the gatekeepers. And we all know it

    Don’t let Obama and his cronies throw Americans under the bus, insist that the media report on this growing Benghazi Scandal!

    It Wasn’t Just Four Americans Abandoned in Benghazi

    5 Serious Questions On Smoking Gun Benghazi Cable That Deserve Answers

    Obama Met With Panetta and Biden at WH As Benghazi Terror Attack Unfolded

    What was Obama told at the September 10, 2012, NSC meeting on ‘9/11 threats’?

    Exclusive: Classified cable warned consulate couldn’t withstand ‘coordinated attack’
    Benghazi Coverup Much Worse Than “Third-rate Burglary”

    Libya storyline still crumbling

    Benghazi: No mere “October Surprise”

    So What Were The Assets Available For Benghazi?

    Obama’s Libya stonewalling isn’t working

    The Benghazi Terror Attack: Hard Facts and Fair Questions

    ‘Benghazi Story’, A Tea Party Protest

    What Did He Know and When Did He Know It? The Shadow Knows…

    (Crossposted from Shout First, Ask Questions Later)

     
    • Ednar 5:19 PM on 11/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      The more I hear about this the more I am beginning to believe there seems to have been a conspiracy theory for the Muslim Brotherhood to kidnap Ambassador Stevens & have Obama exchange him for the Blind Shiehk!
      This would have made Obama look good & at the same time freeing the Blind Sheihk is what Obama & the muslim world wanted!
      Obama has been such a secretive sympathizer to muslims from the first day in office.

      • signpainterguy 6:31 PM on 11/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

        That`s the story I`ve heard and seems most plausible – dang those gung ho Former Seals; they just won`t stand down when a good fight is in the offing !

        “…..secretive sympathizer……” ? Do I detect a dab of sarcasm ?

    • SignPainterGuy 12:23 PM on 11/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      More news is coming out of what DID happen in Benghazi, so more theories are forming as to what was going on behind the scenes and it looks even more obscene and heinous than I`d ever believe about our pres. – till now ! Glenn Beck laid down an ultimatum; the news outlets who had new, devastating evidence would release it, or he would ! They did ….. to a degree !

      The big push by Team O, the dems, and Moochelle to vote early makes sense now; their votes are cast and any harmful news will come too late !

    • SignPainterGuy 1:09 PM on 11/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Good roundup, iainswife; always glad to see your posts ! More please ! ;-)

  • iainswife 8:39 AM on 10/27/2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Hope For Humanity Afterall 

    A father and mother kissing their dying little girl goodbye. If you are wondering why all the medic people are bowing: in less than an hour, two small children in the next room are able to live thanks to the little girl’s kidney and liver.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    • Ednar 8:52 AM on 10/27/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Subject: Wooden Bowl

      >The Wooden Bowl
      >
      >I guarantee you will remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl tomorrow, a week
      >from now, a month from now, a year from now.
      >
      >A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law,and four-year
      >Old grandson. The old man’s hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and
      >his step faltered. The family ate together at the table.
      >
      >But the elderly grandfather’s shaky hands and failing sight made eating
      >Difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the
      >Glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.
      >
      >The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess. “We must do
      >something about father,” said the son! “I’ve had enough of his spilled
      >milk,
      >noisy eating, and food on the floor.”
      >
      >So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There, Grandfather
      >ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather
      >had
      >broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl.
      >
      >When! The family glanced in Grandfather’s direction, sometime he had a tear
      >in his eye as he sat alone. Still, the only words the couple had for him
      >were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.
      >
      >The four-year-old watched it all in silence.
      >
      >One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood
      >scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, “What are you making?”
      >Just
      >as sweetly, the boy responded, “Oh, I am
      >Making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow
      >up.”The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.
      >
      >The words so struck the parents so that they were speechless. Then tears
      >started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew
      >what must be done.
      >
      >That evening the husband took Grandfather’s hand and gently led him back to
      >the family table. For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the
      >family. And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any
      >longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.
      >
      >On a positive note, I’ve learned that, no matter what happens, how bad it
      >seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
      >
      >I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she
      >Handles three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas
      >Tree lights.
      >
      >I’ve learned that, regardless of your relationship with your parents,
      >You’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.
      >
      >I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a
      >”life.”
      >
      >I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
      >
      >I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt
      >On both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.
      >
      >I’ve learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But, if
      >You focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work and
      >doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.
      >
      >I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I
      >Usually make the right decision.
      >
      >I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.
      >
      >I’ve learned that every day, you should reach out and touch someone.
      >
      >People love that human touch — holding hands, a warm hug, or just a
      >Friendly pat on the back.
      >
      >! I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.!

    • Don 7:14 PM on 10/27/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you.

  • iainswife 2:12 PM on 10/17/2012 Permalink | Reply  

    I’ll Keep Capitalism 

    Thank you very much.

     
    • Don 4:44 PM on 10/17/2012 Permalink | Reply

      AWESOME video! Too bad Hollywood will never make this film, but I could see Adam Sandler in the feature role of a brain dead protester who gets exactly what he asked for…

    • SignPainterGuy 6:38 PM on 10/17/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Self-interest and greed; the differences are to subtle for the mind-numbed robots !

      Cool vid. Someone should set up a well-guarded JumboTron at an Occupy event and play this for the ijits ! !

      I loved the line, “Take away the carrot, all that`s left is the stick !”

  • iainswife 11:05 AM on 10/12/2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Fantastic Review 


    Below please find the link to an excellent review of my husband’s book. In fact, please also find the review from The Freeman which is published by the Foundation for Economic Education. (Amazon link here.)

    Stealing You Blind: How Government Fat Cats Are Getting Rich Off of You

    Frédéric Bastiat introduced one of the most important concepts in political economy: “legal plunder,” the government’s forcible extraction of wealth from the populace for the benefit of the ruling class. French monarchs in Bastiat’s time sent out tax collectors to plunder the people, most of whom understood perfectly that the king was robbing them to pay for his extravagances and follies.

    As Bastiat well knew, democratic governments also engage in legal plunder, although it is obscured by the myth that elected representatives do whatever is in the “public interest.” Under democracy the people supposedly are the government and therefore all its actions are justified. You certainly can’t steal from yourself.

    Not so, declares Iain Murray of the Competitive Enterprise Institute in his book Stealing You Blind. Democracy is rife with legal plunder, Murray writes, and it’s no more justified than if a gang of thugs were to rob you at gunpoint. Politicians long ago figured out how to use government power to line their pockets, and special interest groups long ago figured out that by backing the right politicians, they could get far more wealth out of the public treasury than they could get through production and trade. As a result, Americans are heavily taxed to support “a new leisure class” that produces little or no value. It’s like having a huge tapeworm in your gut, feeding parasitically off the food you work to buy.

    Much of the book consists of recent and infuriating instances of legal plunder, and that is why it is so effective. The stories Murray tells are memorable because they make you angry. For example, consider Bell, California: The city manager of this small, poor town, along with his cronies, managed to stack the city council with their friends, who voted to give them astronomical salaries. The city manager, Robert Rizzo, was pulling in a salary of nearly $800,000 per year. Did he produce that much in value for the taxpayers? Of course not. He probably couldn’t have earned a tenth of that in voluntary exchange with people in Bell, but his ability to manipulate democracy enabled him to live like a king.

    Murray quotes the defensive statements he and his highly paid subordinates made when they were caught. The arrogance will make you see red. After years of living it up at public expense, Rizzo and his comrades were arrested and charged with crimes including fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. No matter how that litigation turns out, the taxpayers won’t get much if any of their money back, although Rizzo’s city pension was reduced to a mere $100,000 annually.

    Is Bell an anomaly? No. Murray shows that such plunder is widespread, although often less blatant. Some of the worst legal plunder is done by government employee unions. Union officials have mastered the art of electing compliant politicians who are indebted to them for their campaign support. So when it comes to bargaining over the terms of the contract, they are in effect in control of both sides of the table. As a result compensation for government workers is now significantly higher than for comparable workers in the private sector. That is contrary to the cultivated myth that when people go into “public service” they’re making a financial sacrifice.

    Moreover the lofty compensation for government employees is only half the problem. As Murray shows, discipline is often lax in government work, so “workers” can get away with a lot of loafing.

    Murray devotes considerable space to documenting how we are plundered by the government’s education establishment. Teachers are paid handsomely whether or not their students make any academic progress, and the gigantic mass of administrative personnel drives the cost far higher. Murray correctly says that “an astonishing amount of money in public education budgets doesn’t go to educators, it goes to turf-protecting bureaucrats. . . .” Decades of government profligacy have driven city and state budgets into the red, but administrators can be counted on to cut spending on things that have some actual educational benefit (music classes, libraries, and so on) while preserving every dollar for the bloated administration.

    By the time you’ve gotten to Murray’s final chapter, you’ll be convinced that taxpayers are in fact being robbed blind. What is to be done? Murray offers a number of sensible, if well-known ideas, including abolishing many federal departments that are havens for legal plunder (Education, Labor, Energy), ending labor union privileges and corporate welfare, and privatizing government functions wherever possible. He also suggests some that aren’t so familiar, such as ending government research grants (many of which involve enormous waste) and instead offering prizes for results, though of course these would be tax-financed.

    Nothing will happen, however, until the taxpayers realize how badly they’re being plundered and get angry. This book will do much in that regard. 

     
    • joyannaadams 2:13 PM on 10/12/2012 Permalink | Reply

      WOW…great book!

    • SignPainterGuy 5:19 PM on 10/12/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Yes indeed ! It was worth the trip into loony-lib San Fran of the East Coast, Asheville, NC to buy it ! Sadly though, Books-A-Million where I bought it is now closed, leaving B&N now the big-box book store.

  • iainswife 6:03 PM on 10/02/2012 Permalink | Reply  

    “Garbage” Ad Pure Rubbish (CP at Shout First) 

    This article from PJ Tatler – Government Union’s Pro-Obama ‘Garbage’ Attack Ad Backfires - is so friggin’ awesome, I am quoting a massive portion of it.

    Don’t claim Mitt Romney doesn’t know or care about garbage men when he devotes a specific mention about them in his book, right down to the line about being invisible:

    “During my campaign for governor, I decided to spend a day every few weeks doing the jobs of other people in Massachusetts. Among other jobs, I cooked sausages at Fenway Park, worked on asphalt paving crew, stacked bales of hay on a farm, volunteered in an emergency room, served food at a nursing home, and worked as a child-care assistant. I’m often asked which was the hardest job – it’s child care, by a mile.”

    “One day I gathered trash as a garbage collector. I stood on that little platform at the back of the truck, holding on as the driver navigated his way through the narrow streets of Boston. As we pulled up to traffic lights, I noticed that the shoppers and businesspeople who were standing only a few feet from me didn’t even see me. It was as if I was invisible. Perhaps it was because a lot of us don’t think garbage men are worthy of notice; I disagree – anyone who works that hard deserves our respect. – I wasn’t a particularly good garbage collector: at one point, after filling the trough at the back of the truck, I pulled the wrong hydraulic lever. Instead of pushing the load into the truck, I dumped it onto the street. Maybe the suits didn’t notice me, but the guys at the construction site sure did…” (251)

    The AFSCME claim isn’t just poor agi-prop, it was directly refuted before it was ever written.

    Now, if Richard Hayes and the AFSCME union—which has pledged to spend 100 million dollars to reelect Obama instead of providing Richard with the healthcare he needs—wanted to really impress Americans, perhaps they could find an example of where career liberal elitist Barack Obama even pretended to have a service industry job, or spent time volunteering to help people.

    Mitt Romney isn’t a perfect candidate, but he is a far better man than the President, which much more depth of character and more genuine empathy for his fellow human beings when the cameras are off than Barack Obama could ever pretend to have.

    If this union or other unions want to blow $100 million playing into Romney’s hands like this, I hope the new President is considerate enough to invite them to his inauguration.

     
    • SignPainterGuy 6:33 PM on 10/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I tells ya, Romney has gone about it all wrong. He has and still does do things to help others in need, he, by this story, has taken on jobs others do, he`s paid for things people can`t afford and he`s done it all without calling the media to give them time to set up the cameras. He apparently doesn`t even mention his good deeds to his family; his Son Tag was in town last week and told the talk show host he wasn`t aware of the “milk for the V.A.” buying deal. He doesn`t brag on himself.

      How in the world are people supposed to marvel and worship the man if he doesn`t tell everyone he sees of the good deeds he performs ? It`s like he doesn`t care if anyone knows, besides the recipients and GOD of course !

  • iainswife 8:31 AM on 09/30/2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Exodus Now (CP at Shout First) 

    Found this on BigGovernment.com via my Facebook page and this man and his website are VERY impressive.

    Exodus Now': Black Bishop Launches Brutal Attack Against Democratic Party

    Just watch the first 30 seconds of this video and you will be impressed and astonished by this man’s honesty and brutal intelligence.



    John Nolte writes:

    “Note that Bishop Jackson is not endorsing Mitt Romney or the Republican Party and never once mentions Barack Obama. His testimony is merely an indictment of the Democrat Party, not from a racial or partisan perspective, but from a Christian one.
    Honestly, I would love to hear anyone attempt to argue against the points the Bishop makes about Planned Parenthood, same sex marriage, and most especially the Democratic Party’s attacks against God, up to and including the booing of God last month at the Democratic convention in Charlotte (something the Bishop mentions in the video). “
     
    • just a conservative girl 8:57 AM on 09/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I just heart him. I had so wanted him to win the senate primary, but most people didn’t know who he was, so raising money was hard.

      Some friends and I told him we thought he should throw his hat in for Lt. Gov. next year. He has not done so. I am thinking if he hasn’t by now, he won’t.

      I would love to see him office. Maybe he can run for state delegate in his area.

    • SignPainterGuy 10:01 PM on 09/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

      It`s great to see that not all blacks are brainwashed dems. I hope the few who are speaking out against the Ds are a sampling of a much larger group and the word is spreading like wildfire. It`s an important message.

    • Don 9:11 PM on 10/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Refreshing to see this point of view espoused publicly. It starts small like this, and by the time our grand children are adults, maybe, just maybe things will be different.

  • iainswife 9:21 AM on 08/16/2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Where Would We Be Without Pallets? 

    I love articles like this which elevate the humble to a place of rightful recognition like a book about the history of salt or the TV show “Dirty Jobs”.

    Here is an article about Pallets which is fascinating! Enjoy.

     
    • SignPainterGuy 12:52 PM on 08/16/2012 Permalink | Reply

      It`s said, “If you have it, it came by truck”. I hauled a bunch of it when I drove 18 wheelers. So it can be said, “If you have it, it likely was packed on pallets so it could be delivered by trucks” !

      Pallets also find themselves recycled into other useful items. I built a dog house , basement shelving, walls and watched a guy take two apart, plane down the boards, glue them together and made 4 beautiful cutting boards (oak). I`m still saving a large one for something special.

      Good story wife of iain ! ;-)

    • iainswife 1:09 PM on 08/16/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks

  • iainswife 11:57 AM on 08/15/2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Again, I Am Begging For Votes 

    Please vote for the picture above at the Banana Boat facebook page here. I am a finalist AGAIN but have yet to win. Darn popularity contests. Thanks. I know I’m pushing it but thanks for all your support!!

     
    • SignPainterGuy 12:23 PM on 08/15/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Ok, voted, #8 this time and your pic is leading so far ! Eeee haaaa ! Now, we seriously have to talk about that bribe …… ;-)

  • iainswife 2:37 PM on 08/10/2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Random Round up at Shout First if you are interested.

     
  • iainswife 2:56 PM on 08/08/2012 Permalink | Reply  

    I Got Finalist Again! 

    Please vote for the above picture so I can be a finalist in the Banana Boat Photo Contest. Here is the facebook link –

    https://www.facebook.com/BananaBoatBrand/app_400516839970889#!/BananaBoatBrand/app_400516839970889

    Scroll down and my picture is #3 “Big Splash”

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank You!

     
    • SignPainterGuy 6:40 PM on 08/08/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Done. Now, about re-negotiating that bribe …….

      • iainswife 7:15 AM on 08/09/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks. Feel free RE bribe. ;)

    • just a conservative girl 9:31 PM on 08/08/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Georgie looks so happy. Congrats

      • iainswife 7:15 AM on 08/09/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks. How are you doing by the way?

        • just a conservative girl 10:59 AM on 08/09/2012 Permalink | Reply

          Tired, but good. Thanks for asking.

  • iainswife 10:35 PM on 08/03/2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Anti-Marriage Hollywood 

    Here’s a question I would like answered. Why is it that Hollywood is so pro-gay marriage and yet so many heterosexual Hollywood couples either don’t get married (while having children) or regularly divorce?

     

    Crossposted at ShoutFirst

     
    • Teresa Rice 11:04 PM on 08/03/2012 Permalink | Reply

      You’re right, it doesn’t make sense. Maybe it’s because their rebelling? Bucking Tradition? Or just wanting to do something based on feelings?

    • SignPainterGuy 11:40 PM on 08/03/2012 Permalink | Reply

      IMO, it`s because GOD plays no prominent role in their lives; certainly no central part.

      • SignPainterGuy 11:45 PM on 08/03/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Let me rephrase that.

        IMO, It`s because GOD is given little or no place in their lives, as individuals OR as couples, certainly no central place. GOD has little or no meaning to them.

    • fuzislippers 12:26 AM on 08/04/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Because this is not, and never has been, about marriage. It’s about destroying religion. Period.

  • iainswife 1:24 PM on 08/01/2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Please Vote For Me 

    Please follow this link here and vote for the picture of the little boy in blue jumping into a pool.  It is titled “Making A Splash” and if I get enough votes, I will be this week’s Finalist!  Thank You.

     
    • SignPainterGuy 5:15 PM on 08/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      As a fan of yours and that “Iain” character you insist on hangin` out with, it WOULD be an honor to vote for you, but the link takes me to a “Banana Boat” sunscreen ad featuring 3 tubes of their product, none of which appear to resemble a boy, dressed in blue, making a splash or otherwise ! I`ve never tried their product and clicking “Like” would be dishonest, it seemed better to ask you if the link is flabberdyjibbitted or something ?

      BTW, how was the vacay ?

    • iainswife 5:18 PM on 08/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      If you let the page fully load (you may have to reload) and scroll down, you will find the Vote page. If you do not feel comfortable “like”-ing the page, don’t worry about it.

      The vacation was great in that we got to celebrate both my Stepfather’s 70th Birthday and his clean bill of health – for a while we were quite concerned his Melenomia had gone beyond the lymph nodes. He’s not out of the woods but he IS tumor-free. And that’s the best part of all!

    • SignPainterGuy 5:25 PM on 08/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      FIRST, Excellent news about StepDad, I will add him to my prayers.

      I was just joshin` about the like thing, though I do hope you got water and sand all over (IF you made it to the beach somewhere) ! ;-)

      Back to try again, thanks !

    • SignPainterGuy 5:37 PM on 08/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      “Like”-ing the page got me into the contest page and I assume the ones to vote on are the 3 middle-ish page on the green background ? And the one you have yet to adequately bribe me to vote for is the boy in the blue and green shirt – red, black and white shorts (2 girls in pink behind him) ?

    • iainswife 5:47 PM on 08/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I’d be happy to “bribe” but sadly the rules forbid it (honest)! And yes, the boy in midair in the blue and green is my son and the pink girl in the background is my daughter. THANKS!

      • SignPainterGuy 6:00 PM on 08/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

        VOTED ! Good luck ! I hope the fun police were nowhere around, they`d have you locked up ! ;-)

    • iainswife 6:17 PM on 08/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Actually I’d love the “fun police” to try! ;))

      • SignPainterGuy 6:25 PM on 08/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

        About that bribe; post more often, I`ll be happy ! Your stuff is always enjoyable and I look forward to it.

        I go to your site sometimes, but for some reason, WordPress doesn`t want me to use my WP Commenter acct. there, at Fuzzie`s and one other place, though it let`s me here and one other place. It`s a strange and mysterious mystery !

    • iainswife 7:57 PM on 08/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I have been bad at posting both at my own site and at Potluck Bloggers. And I am sorry for it. Being stay-at-home over the summer means my time isn’t always my own. I will try to step up a bit more but can’t guarantee anything until school starts. Sweet, sweet school!!!

  • iainswife 12:30 PM on 07/18/2012 Permalink | Reply  

    On Vacation 

    I will be seeing many of the people pictured below, except my dad. May he rest in peace with God.

    I will try to post a few things but will basically be going quiet for a time.

     
    • signpainterguy 12:40 PM on 07/18/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Well all right, if you MUST go off and associate with the riff-raff, “try” to have a good time ! ;-) And send pix !

  • iainswife 2:58 PM on 06/29/2012 Permalink | Reply  

    We are living in Interesting Times 

    While I admit my initial reaction was shock and disappointment, I held off on commenting because I wanted to see what far more learned and intelligent people have to say. And the more I read, the happier I became about this decision.

     

    We have a long, long fight in front of us but I think SCOTUS’s Obamacare decision is a striking blow against the progressives and I am thrilled.

     

    The articles which influenced my thinking on this are below:

     

    The Decision to Uphold the Mandate as Tax Represents a Gestalt Shift in Constitutional Law

     

    Is the Supreme Court’s Health-Care Ruling a Turning Point in Constitutional Law? This one is by Randy Barnett and is very important

     

    A Modest Proposal The chief justice threw down the gauntlet on Thursday to those of us who support limited government.

     

    SCOTUS Ruling: Bring on Kate Smith & Reactions UPDATED

     

    Five Possible Silver Linings in the Obamacare Decision

     

    Jensen: Does the Taxing Clause Give Congress Unlimited Power?

     

    Roberts is not the goat in today’s Supreme Court decision

     

     
    • SignPainterGuy 4:05 PM on 06/29/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you SOOOO MUCH for posting this !! I said I admired you and I do now even more for your cool head and patience. Bless your heart !

      Glenn Beck was beside himself yesterday morning, Rush was himself; there must be good and bad in this decision, and today he was even more clear. Our local afternoon talkshow host had NC Sen. Richard Burr on who mentioned that by declaring the Ind. Mandate a “TAX”, it will be easier to defeat. (Not EASY, but easyER)

      Yes indeed, the gauntlet has been thrown down for limited-gov. conservatives to abolish this pig that is ObamaScare. Whether Justice Roberts meant to or realizes he did, he nonetheless limited Obama`s ability to run on anything meaningful. The ball is squarely in our court and by all indications, like Romney`s $4 Million donation haul in 24 hrs without really asking for it, our side has picked it up and ready to run with it !

      PRAISE GOD ALL MIGHTY !!

      • iainswife 7:00 PM on 06/29/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Happy to help. My husband is going through the tax implications and will be publishing some articles about it soon. He’s actually done some presentation about how to dismantle the Dept. of Commerce, Education, and the EPA that may have caught some peoples ears. We must be Happy Warriors but also patient ones. Voting is our most important task right now but it will be interesting to see what happens to Obamacare when the full implications of its Tax-iness is reviewed.

        • SignPainterGuy 7:53 PM on 06/29/2012 Permalink | Reply

          Great ! Please let us know where to read them when they`re done, Kay ?

          New and increased existing taxes will be hammering most everyone of every social strata, proving again and again, Obama lied !

    • iainswife 9:40 AM on 06/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Well Gov. Jindal just announced he will continue to NOT implement Obamacare in Louisanna so good news there! And, I will publish a link to my husband’s article as soon as it’s published. Promise.

      • SignPainterGuy 3:10 PM on 06/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Jim DeMint is urging Governors to do just that, at least until we see who is elected in Nov., and it seems a good number are eager to follow.

        NC`s new R majority congress is resisting efforts to implement Obamatax and the old guard dems are pushing back. It`s almost comedic …. almost.

      • just a conservative girl 5:31 PM on 06/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Gov. McDonnell has said that they will not be doing it here either. Since our legislator is out of session they can’t do anything about it anyway.

        • SignPainterGuy 9:11 PM on 06/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

          Good for him. Standing up, against this monstrosity, sends a strong message to the Taxer-in-Chief that we aren`t going to bow down and bend over to whatever he can send down the line !

  • iainswife 11:37 AM on 06/28/2012 Permalink | Reply  

    An 11-Year-Old’s Open Letter To Obama 

    Our daughter has wanted to get this off her chest for a long time now. Crossposted at Shout First, Ask Questions Later.

    June 28, 2012

    Dear Mr. Obama,

    Why are you hurting our economy? Why are you making Catholics pay for abortions? You think that the separation of Church and State is to protect the government from religion but it is to protect religion from government.

    Your Obamacare rations healthcare. It means people will die because of you! It is a ticking time bomb!

    Because of the workers’ unions, tax payer money is going to pay other people’s pensions. Cities like Detroit pay a huge percentage of their budget to the pensions. They will have to declare bankruptcy.

    The food stamps will suck out government money. As the great Maragret Thatcher once said, “The problem with socialism is eventually you run out of other people’s money” If you want everyone on these food stamps then one day you will run out of our money!

    Do not take this warning for granted! Even though I can not voite, my voice is just as strong as yours! If you can not see what a girl of 11 can see, you might want to reconsider your campaign.

    Yours,
    Helen

     
    • kerry 12:21 PM on 06/28/2012 Permalink | Reply

      that is an awesome letter.

    • SignPainterGuy 6:04 PM on 06/28/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Helen is indeed an awesome young lady. She sees clearly the unsustainability of our current pres`s policies, while he thinks they haven`t worked in the past simply because HE was not The ONE at the helm.

      Please give her a hug from me and tell her I admire her as well as her Mom and Dad !

    • iainswife 6:58 PM on 06/28/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Done. And Helen says “hi and Thank You”

    • just a conservative girl 5:31 AM on 06/29/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Sounds like she is mix of her mommy and daddy. She must be so proud to be an “author”. Too cute.

      • iainswife 7:05 PM on 06/29/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks JACG. She has been wanting to write this letter for a long time. I am TOTALLY saving what she wrote which she did by herself upstairs in her room. I only made a couple of spelling corrections. This is purely her own words.

  • iainswife 11:13 AM on 05/25/2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Giving A Scumbag All The Attention He Deserves 

    Brett Kimberlin with his Leftie Enablers are stalking, threatening, and bullying a man for truthfully discussing his actions and past felonies. So today, all bloggers are called to blog about him in an effort to show Mr. Jackass how outnumbered he is.

    Below are two posts who are both better informed and better bloggers in general than me: 

      
     

     

    Follow the money, The funding of Kimberlin’s projects — tens of thousands of dollars from the George Soros-connected Tides Foundation, as well as foundations associated with Barbra Streisand and Sen. John Kerry’s wife — thus supported all of Kimberlin’s activities, including his effort to have O’Keefe and Giles prosecuted for their ACORN takedown. Kimberlin’s name has re-surfaced because one blogger claims to have been driven from his home due to Kimberlin’s harassment. Why the harassment? Various bloggers and others have pointed out that Kimberlin runs a variety of left-wing organizations getting money from the deep pockets of the left. As the web of connections has increased, so has the harassment of conservative bloggers. 

     

     

      

    Crossposted at Shout First, Ask Questions Later

     
    • SignPainterGuy 5:40 PM on 05/25/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Well done, iainswife, Very Well Done !

      If we gave this rat-bastard all the attention any attention whore of his caliber deserves, we`d ignore him till the cows come home, but he is an absolutely evil man and by extension, so are his far-left liberal backers and supporters, so yes, yell it from the roof and mountain tops !

      I have no rational explanation for his early release from prison, except to suppose someone (think Soros as a likely suspect) bought his freedom. He should be hunted down and re-imprisoned ! If I had “my” `druthers, his imprisonment would last just long enough to assemble a volunteer firing squad and to carry out its purpose !

  • iainswife 6:19 PM on 05/23/2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Very Strong Susan B. Anthony Ad 

    Watch this, it is very good.

     
  • iainswife 11:55 AM on 05/09/2012 Permalink | Reply  

    To Brighten Your Day 

    Good News Everybody!
    Obama’s awful, terrible, catastrophically bad day
    Of course, a lot can happen between now and Election Day and the advice “Don’t Get Cocky” is always appropriate but neither of those points will stop me from doing a little happy dance.

    And with this tidbit of news, my happy dance gets a little longer – President Obama embarrassed by inmate No. 11593-051

    Cross-posted at Shout First

     
    • SignPainterGuy 1:13 PM on 05/09/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, it was a great day at the polls for Rs. 20% of NC dems also touched the screen (pulled the lever) for “Other / No Preference”; not an opponent, not a write-in, just “no body”. I found that humorous !

      The Marriage Amendment passed 61 – 39 and the gays and dems are squealing like stuck pigs ! They swear up n down that it isn`t about special or extra rights; they just want the same rights as everyone else. Well, here`s a surprise for you; a gay or straight man can marry a gay or straight woman and a gay or straight woman can marry a gay or straight man. You already have the same rights as everyone else. You absolutely DO want “special rights” ! Your hoax went down in NC !

      Luger`s loss demonstrates that the MSM`s false meme that the Tea Party is dead or fading away is wrong ! The momentum of 2010 carries on !

      • just a conservative girl 1:52 PM on 05/09/2012 Permalink | Reply

        I am against gay marriage. I believe there should be constitutional amendment. The reason that I want an amendment is that under the constitution they are being discriminated against. You are allowed to marry for love, you are saying that has no meaning in marriage. You are bringing it down to a contract level. Once this goes to SCOTUS it will be the law of the land and that will be in our lifetime without an amendment.

        • SignPainterGuy 5:47 PM on 05/09/2012 Permalink | Reply

          I am pleased that NC joined 31 other states in making it a Constitutional reality that marriage is ONLY between one man and one woman. It would have been only a matter of time until some pro-gay marriage judge read something into the existing law that isn`t there and there would have been another fight. Now, it will take a statewide vote to change the constitution.

          A number of gays, individuals and couples, have promised to stage sit-ins in Clerks of Court offices to protest the passage of the amendment. They plan to ask for marriage licenses and when they are refused, they will sit down in the floor and refuse to leave, leading to arrests for 2nd degree trespassing charges. A lot that will accomplish !

  • iainswife 10:44 AM on 05/08/2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Another TEA Party vs. Occupy Chart 

    The Chart That Should Have Destroyed #Occupy Wall Street
    Couldn’t Agree More.

     
    • SignPainterGuy 11:46 AM on 05/08/2012 Permalink | Reply

      The Tea Party will be 3 years old later this year and they are still stuck on “Zero Arrests”, while the OWS movement is about 7 1/2 months old and has already passed 7,000 arrests.

      There`s nothing on the list about trashing the areas where protests are going on; there IS “No Respect for Private Property”, so that sorta covers it. Libs and dems in general have left their places amazingly trashed – piled high, while Tea Partiers have consistently left their places cleaner than when they arrived. But it is the TP this administration and the dim libs consider to be dangerous, extreme and threatening ! Fascinating !

    • Kim 12:38 PM on 05/08/2012 Permalink | Reply

      We are a threat – to their ideologies and their way of life

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