Tuesday’s Path – February 22nd, 2011

by Mafia Rose

As the saying goes… “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Ah, well… we have created such a cozy, appealing atmosphere here at PoliNation, that we have begun to attract our own “bouquet” of imitators, with cutesy little headings, and all. In the very near future, I anticipate the blog world will be filled with peaceful, nature-themed, banner-as-background type conservative political blogs in, well, no time at all! (We’ve only been around for a week, after all, and look at what trend setters we are.)

While my first reaction was one of sheer indignation, upon pausing to reflect in our quiet garden surroundings, I now realize how much more relaxing and enjoyable life will be with all the beautiful plants and flowers to look at. Not to mention the babies! I can only hope that the others are able to find one as cute as Baby Buzz to have as their mascots…

But enough about my hopes, dreams and vision for the future.

What’s going on in your part of the world today?

What’s your vision for the future of this great country?

It’s tea time in the garden.

Pull up a chair. Scones, anyone?

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48 responses to “Tuesday’s Path – February 22nd, 2011

  1. Morning All!

    It’s great to see Baby Buzz here – wahoo! Hope we get more comments from BB’s grandma Chrissy too!

    Hard to get the body moving this morning. Love three-day weekends – hate four-day work weeks afterwards. The Montana legislature is moving rapidly toward “halftime” – when all non-appropriation bills have to move out of the first house and into the second or they automatically die. We have more than our share of wacky bills this session, but by the end of the session, things will probably shake out fine. Democracy is certainly messy.

    On a different subject – our cell service provider was bought out by AT&T and will be converting soon. My iPhone is on the way- wahoo!

    Y’all have a great day!

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  2. I also was delighted to see the pic of Baby Buzz! Little cutie! Only the usual on my mind: shaking my head at the utter hypocrisy and stupidity of the left. Right now I’ve only got time to read headlines (our ten-year SACS accreditation site visit begins today) but just those are enough to make me crazy and soooo glad I ain’t no lefty. And I truly wonder why otherwise intelligent people can actually believe that crap. I’ve so far managed to remain “quiet” on FB about WI but that may change soon… 😀

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  3. Dee

    Thanks for getting the OT up…..I forgot until we were out the door to drop off my hubby!

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  4. integrity1st

    Gots to run, but oooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh what that precious face of Baby Buzz does to start the day! Love to all. See you later, as in, very late = (

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  5. Dee

    Yikes! This 11 year old was already working with a therapist. Instead of arresting him, maybe another therapy session was in order? I feel terrible for this kid – we tell kids all the time that if they get angry they can draw or write to vent their feelings, and while the picture was inappropriate, this is hardly the way to make this young man less angry. I do think it needed to addressed, but not in this way.
    http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-arvada-police-arrest-11yearold-over-inappropriate-stick-figure-drawing-20110221,0,7099823.story

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    • Wow…I’ve worked with lots of kids in the juvenile system, doing evaluations and such. I didn’t even know you could be charged with “interfering with staff and students at an educational facility.” I have never heard of that before. I’d love to see that law, ’cause I fail to see what he did to “interfere.”

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      • Wonder how much more therapy that poor kid is going to need to recover from this experience?

        Sheesh… I’m glad no one saw the doodles I did as a child while I was stranded in insufferably dull classes for hours on end. They were a harmless way to dissipate the emotions that might have led to real trouble if I hadn’t had an outlet for them. And I did not grow up to be an ax murderer, I’m happy to report. On the other hand, if someone had arrested me and put me in jail because of a silly drawing, there’s no telling what I might have become.

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  6. Good morning Polinators 😀 Here’s Steven Crowder’s latest video about the WI teacher’s strike, enjoy !

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  7. Good morning all! Super busy day today after a super busy weekend. Loved seeing that cute little baby buzz on the page this morning. How nice that our little garden can inspire others to spread beauty throughout the web.

    Did you see that O’s current approval rating has slipped to -20, it’s lowest point yet?

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

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  8. Dee

    I love Jonah Goldberg…maybe I’m a RINO after all? We can like some of the establishment, right?
    http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-goldberg-wisconsin-20110222,0,4678423.column

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    • “unions are a 50-year mistake” ….I so agree and that’s about the last time schools were good, and about the time the baby boomers were entering high school. Now, we’re at tea parties 😀

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  9. 2 million Egyptians in Tahrir Square chant “To Jerusalem we are heading, Martyrs in the millions” Here’s the video:

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  10. I don’t know if there’s an issue prior to this one. But here’s the latest one from Smart Girl Nation. It’s completely online so you can just print the pages that you might want to keep.

    http://sgpaction.com/sgn

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  11. Pistol Pete

    Found ya!Thanks to Ting for letting me know what happened to y’all.
    I live in (way) Northern Illinois and drive a medicar transport to Wisconsin every day.I transport to the UW Clinic several times a week but have had to re-route my trips to avoid the capitol.I don’t know how liberal you’ve heard Madison is,but believe me,its far,far worse.
    I’m so proud of Gov. Walker for not backing down to The Usurper’s thugs.It seems to be catching on in Ohio,Tennessee and elsewhere.I just pray the republicans don’t go squishy like they always seem to do.If we can get somebody with some spine to run in 2012 we may save what’s left of our country yet.

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    • FranklytheNut

      Pistol Pete–nice to see you again. Be careful around all those peaceful liberals engaging in uncivil disobedience!

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    • Ting

      Glad to see you, Pete! I’m glad that you have been able to avoid the capitol in WI – I saw where they were playing football in the building the other day. Ridiculous… I must be getting old but I would prefer a little more decorum in the building! It looks like Gov. Daniels has gone squishy already in Indiana. I’m afraid he is off my list now, not that he was ever very high on it to start. I can forgive a lot but this is a big deal issue.

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      • Pistol Pete

        I had high hopes for Daniels,too.But he wanted the rest of the Republicans to drop the vote on making Indiana a right-to-work state,’because we didn’t campaign on it.’I’m so sick of these RINOs snatching defeat from the jaws of victory time and time again.
        I could hurl.
        Make no mistake,the dems are terrified.If the unions lose control of their members’ dues money their bought-and paid-for party is in deep doo-doo.These dem flee-baggers who run to another state to stop legislation they don’t like is blowing up in their faces. Gov. Walker said today 1,500 public employees would be getting pink slips.Also,they passed a law today that any elected member who doesn’t show up for work two days in a row would have the direct deposit of their checks cancelled and they would have to get their checks in person.
        There is so much the state senate can do without a 2/3 for a quorum,like voter ID(get rid of open primaries and same-day voting),concealed carry laws,etc.Just pass one every day and see how long it takes for these yellow vermin to realize the world is passing them by.

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        • Integrity1st

          WOW, Pistol Pete, talk about making an entrance, that was awesome! Always a fan, but that post was definately your namesake. PLEASE keep it up.

          Anyways, thrilled to see you. Have missed quite a few of you, and am now going to request if Admin, (psst, the one with all the talent and know how in that department is Mafia) if we can come up with something like a blast of butterflies – – – maybe even bees, to greet people. (dancing feet just don’t do it for me anymore).

          Anyways, if you could just imagine that i am throwing rosepetals at you like confetti, that’s the best i have for now, but it is sincere. You have been missed and thanks for updates from your drive throughs and by s = )

          ButterflyButterflyButterflyPink ButterflyButterflyButterflyButterflyButterflyButterfly

          Click Here For Emoticons &
          Butterfly Emoticons

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        • Ting

          My husband, who once was a union member, said tonight that he heard someone say today that the problem with collective bargaining for public employees is that the guy who pays the bill isn’t at the bargaining table. That sort of crystallized the issue for me – the politicians at the opposite end of the table don’t really pay the bill and they are throwing other peoples’ money around to buy votes.

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          • Integrity1st

            Bull’s eye! Nuff said. (hope we start hearing that all over the place!)

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          • You hit the nail on the head. Also, when it comes to schools, collective bargaining means local control is lost. Restoring local control will not solve all the problems with our public schools, but neither will any of those problems be solved until local control is restored. (Total privatization would be better, of course, but there I’m REALLY dreaming.)

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    • Dee

      Hi Pistol Pete! Glad to see ya….

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    • Hi Pete ! Great to see you here 😀

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    • Hi Pete!!! So good to hear from you!!! How are those precious granddaughters of yours?

      You stay safe on your daily travels!

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    • I’m a little late to the party (again!), but Welcome! We’re so glad you stopped by. And great comments, too!

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  12. Integrity1st

    Guys, you have done such a fabulous job, as can be attested to by your imitators, I venture delicately to make a request. I have this desparate need to see that gorgeous baby buzz’s face as soon as I open the link, instead of having to scroll down to get my fix. Is there any way to sneak it up a little, so its always in the opening window?

    Just a whim I have, and no prob if it doesn’t comport with your thoughts. I just had to ask. By the way, L.O.V.E. “What’s the Buzz?” Ya’ll are brilliant.

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  13. If anyone saw Beck tonight, he had a live camera on the union protestors outside the News Corp building…..protesting Fox News! His sidekick Stu joined them…..some photos at the linky:

    http://www.glennbeck.com/2011/02/22/stu-joins-protest-against-glenn/

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  14. Integrity1st

    By the by, do we have any appropriate place for an eagle flying overhead in our garden? This guy is available. He flies at different events whenever he hears the Star Spangled Banner. For real:

    (bet ya hate backseat drivers like me?) I’ just sayin’

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  15. Integrity1st

    Me again. Y’all probably know I come in bursts and then dissappear for a while. Anyway, I had found the below just before Hooker stopped in, and I thought it was beautiful, ESPECIALLY the last line, so I wanted to repost it here. THEN, I went to get it, and there was a new page – – – MOTLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It feels like finding a long lost friend, and I miss her so much, I’m posting that below as well. Hooker, can we post notes on your Redux, if not will you send Motts our love and tell her, again, she is my hero for what she did? Thanks for doing this: (I really, really love it) http://honeytrailredux.wordpress.com/

    On 01 Feb 2011, many Hikers were shocked and saddened to link to Honey Trail only to discover it had been deleted. This followed a very contentious episode that damaged the trust and atmosphere characteristic of The Honey Trail. Sundance departed; others followed. And so Honey Trail was dissolved.

    Because it was such a special place up to that point, I have created Honey Trail Redux and partially recovered Open Threads from cache to archive (right) in recognition of that special community. The participants have scattered and gone their separate ways. If any of you happen by on your Internet travels, I miss all of you. Fair winds and following seas.

    Thomas Hooker

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  16. Integrity1st

    Motley http://honeytrailredux.wordpress.com/motley/

    Dear Hikers,
    I am sorry for breaking the rules of civility and respect that were an established and special part of Honey Trail. Sight was lost of the fact that the battle originally binding us cannot be won if every time someone does something we wouldn’t choose to do, they are hung out to dry as if the enemy, with no room for growth or reconciliation. I am not only sorry, but thankful for those of you who were forthright about the need to question how things were being handled. You pricked my conscience and I am indebted. Your words of wisdom were heard by the head and felt by the heart. The Open Forums are a testimony that cyber friends are indeed REAL.

    Blessings, Motley.

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  17. Integrity1st

    And finally, I would like to say that Hooker and Motley’s posts have lightened my heart considerably. I was truly pained by what went on with that unspeakable thread, and then the way the new site, name withheld to protect the innocent who post there not fully realizing what went on and still goes on behind the scenes, went up.

    There was no accountability, apology, or transparency of the facts and it just moved forward as though nothing horrible had happened. In the end, it was far more painful and worse than the USO thread, and we all know how bad that was. Sadest of all, was likeminded patriots, who became genuinely fond of one another, were divided, and turned against eachother. It was a sad testiment to our abilities to stay united and stand together for what we believe is right, against tyranny, and be there for our country, but still, we prevailed, and are now all the wiser and better off for it and lessons learned. Thanks for letting me rant and go where I needed to go to move on, and thanks for all of you who stuck it out and made this beautiful garden. You’re the best!

    I do, however, STILL WANT MOTLEY TO PUT ON THE COFFEE AND OPEN THE KITCHEN. [whine]

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  18. Integrity1st

    Thought my Wisconsin friends would find this interesting. Is it true? It’s from a comment on a website I really like:
    Walker and his henchpersons may win this round because their tactic was so draconian and unexpected, but Wisonsin’s historically very friendly to unions and socialism, and those ideas die hard. Expect a radical shift in power in the next two elections, followed by enshrining of collective bargaining rights in the state constitution, plus a lot more that has no place in a constitution.

    http://americaswatchtower.com/2011/02/22/following-wisconsins-lead-indiana-democrats-flee-the-state-rather-than-vote/

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