Saturday, October 30, 2010

Lisa Murkowski's Thirst For Power Knows No Limits

Sen. Lisa Murkowski has really disgraced herself. We now know there is no low she will not go to in her desperate attempt to maintain her power. She is a perfect example of everything that is wrong with RINO Republicans.

I am sick and tired of politicians using their money and influence to cripple our free speech rights. They are acting no different than thugs viciously threatening anyone who dares have a different opinion than them. Luckily, unlike previous years, we have someone who is willing to stand up to the biggest RINO in her state and take her on; Sarah Palin, in my opinion, absolutely takes Sen. Murkowski to task in her latest Facebook post.

Lisa, are you going to shut down my Facebook page for writing
this?

Yesterday, Lisa Murkowski’s hired guns threatened radio
host Dan Fagan, and more importantly, the station that airs Fagan’s show, with
legal action for allegedly illegal “electioneering.” The station, unlike
Murkowski, who is flush with millions of dollars from vested corporate
interests, does not have a budget for a legal defense. So it did what any small
market station would do when threatened by Beltway lawyers charging $500 to
$1000 an hour – they pulled Dan Fagan off the air. [
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Why America Needs Tom Tancredo

Tom Tancredo is running for governor of Colorado. I had meant to support him often on this blog. Unfortunately, I am ashamed to admit that I bought into the myth that he could not win as an Independent. Well, the polls show him basically tied and I am glad I was wrong. Tom Tancredo is a principled man who has been viciously attacked for years including by the Republican Party.

He has a plan to bring jobs and states right back to Colorado. He also will finally deal with the sanctuary policies that have caused much suffering in Colorado. Illegal immigration is not just a political talking point it is crippling our economy, stealing jobs, and killing our innocent children. This real-life account just tears at your heart. Please support Tom Tancredo because he actually will do something.

Ron Johnson Ad: Made in America

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Back Home

The baby and I are back home safe and sound. God kept his hands over us while driving on the road to Milwaukee, that is for sure. The storm that hit the lakeshore here in Wisconsin produced a tornado South of Milwaukee and gusts of wind up to 60 MPH. This morning as I was driving down the radio announced stated that it would be the second worst storm of its type in recorded history for the lakeshore.

I don't know if it met that prediction, but it was pretty bad. Driving in a mini van is like having a sail attached to you. While at the Childrens' Hospital the wind ripped a 6' steel sign of the parking structure.

I left at 8:30 am and did not get back until 5:00 pm. It was a long grueling day, but I have no right to complain; it was the baby who suffered through all the tests. The ultrasound went just fine, but the X-ray was horrific. The hospital staff was wonderful and could not have been more comforting, kind, professional, or concerned. They were not able to establish an IV line in his arms or legs. After several attempts they placed it in the side of his head. I was in tears, but understood they did all they could to avoid it.

After an hour in the machine and then meeting with the doctor we were given the good news. We had the best case possible. The left kidney was mostly nonfunctional (only functioning at 17%) and the right kidney was health, larger than normal (this is good in his case because it is doing the job of two kidneys), and no reason for surgery. He will have to return for periodic ultrasound to monitor his kidney, but other than that we over the hurdle.

God is truly great.

National Pathetic Radio

Monday, October 25, 2010

Back To Children's Hospital

Tomorrow we have to take the baby back down to Children's Hospital again for more testing. The trip will be nerve racking, I am sure, since the weather report is calling for up to 50 mile and hour gusts and possible snow and rain. Tomorrow's tests are to determine if his healthy kidney is functioning properly. After tomorrow's tests we will have to make one more trip to determine if his bladder is functioning properly. If all is well with his kidney and bladder then we will be in the clear, besides the normal monitoring due to his having only one healthy kidney. Our prayers are that everything is functioning properly and no surgery is required and, of course, for a safe trip.

Well Done, Alabama

Alabama played a flawless second half Saturday night. Holding Tennessee to the same points they ended the first half with they crushed the Volunteers with a 41-10 win. Well done, Alabama. Go Tide!

Tenth Anniversary

We are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary today. Ten years ago I married my soul mate and have grown leaps and bounds ever since. I never knew it was possible to love someone so completely. Every year we have grown closer and the comfort and peace we receive from such a committed marriage makes it possible to whether any situation we are faced with. Our family has grown over the years just like our love and I thank God for giving to me what so many people look for and never find.

Happy anniversary sweetheart.

Founding Fathers Quote

A few years' experience will convince us that those things which at the time they happened we regarded as our greatest misfortunes have proved our greatest blessings.

George Mason

Rand Paul Ad - Jack Conway Yes Man

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Doctors Killing The Dead

How can you kill the dead you ask? Only if they are not really dead yet. This is happening all too often in our hospitals and I have written about this subject before. Doctors have a long history of pronouncing someone dead only to find out afterward they are really quite alive.

Medicine and doctors are human and therefore fallible; we must all remember this when making life and death decisions. We should also keep it in mind when we are writing living wills and no resuscitation orders; these could someday become an unintended death sentence. Regardless, this story about a woman who woke up after being pronounced clinically dead is thought provoking piece.

The problem lies in the term "clinically dead". The definition of this term is "having no respiration, no heartbeat, and with no contraction of the pupils when exposed to a strong light" and it is possible to meet all these criteria and still make a full recovery.

Obama care, and the rationing of medical care that results from it, is going to increase the number of "clinically dead" who fall victim to a subjective definition of death. As long as we have a choice it would be wise to be certain before making any final decisions for loved ones.