Daily Archives: February 1, 2012

Displaying character

I got such a nice reply to “What do you think?”

https://polination.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/what-do-you-think/

from the niece I wrote it for.

Thank you for that beautiful answer!

This one was something I’d not considered:

“In particular, I believe they aren’t safe having that much power if they do not know for real that they ultimately answer not just to the voters, but also to God Almighty.”

My dad has always said, “If you want to know the true heart of a man, give him a little power” and “Losing doesn’t build character, it displays it.” 

BTW, her dad is the brother in Quoting Red October.

https://polination.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/quoting-red-october/

I guess those values are shared among the siblings and have been passed on!  Very interesting, thanks for such a beautiful, thoughtful response!

It struck me that she quoted “Losing doesn’t build character …” today of all days.

Our dad was a coach. A really good coach. Not just a winning coach, but a man who instilled good values in his players. And his numerous kids, who clearly quoted him to THEIR kids. 🙂

Radio reception at my house is terrible (too many hills), but I figured out how to listen to Conservative talk radio through my computer via http://tunein.com/radio/Conservative-c57917/.

My jewelry beading station is right next to my computer, so I expect I’ll get a LOT of jewelry made this campaign season LOL.

Anyway, I listened to the Florida primary coverage yesterday evening after the polls closed. Lots of pundits had an array of factoids about demographics and opinions about what it all may or may not mean for the future. All interesting.

But the ONE thing that jumped out at me above all else was that

Newt did NOT call Mitt to congratulate him on winning Florida.

Mitt did call Newt to congratulate him on winning South Carolina.

I really respect my brother’s opinion, so his concerns about Newt’s ego rang a loud bell.

Bro is an historian and a good one. I only vaguely know what the Warren Commission is. He can talk about it for hours without notes. He didn’t just pay attention during the Reagan Revolution. He was teaching it as it happened. (And if you think being a Conservative teaching American History and Economics in a public school is easy, think again.)

I heard the bell, but I still liked Gingrich more than Romney.

I’ve been praying all week that God’s perfect will would be accomplished. So I listened to the primary coverage more to hear what happened, than to find out if “my” guy won.

Obviously, he did not. But I was less concerned with that … only a small percentage of the electoral votes are assigned, after all … than with the fact that Newt was not gracious in defeat.

I don’t care how your opponent behaved during the competition. If you are gracious about losing, you win.

Besides, we already have a petty little worm in the White House.

We’ve seen how he treated Governors Jindal and Brewer on the tarmac.

I do NOT want a Republican president who acts like that!

I have no idea what my dance card will look like in coming weeks. I fully intend to give my top 3 guys lots of attention and am most grateful to Mafia Rose (and anyone else) who adds to the candidate pages here. The videos and articles are very, very welcome.

As always, I hope and pray the tone of our discussion here at PoliNation will continue to reflect not just our opinions, but also our respect for others. This is a great community! Visiting the garden is the highlight of every day.

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What do vets do when they get home?

Sometimes, the way the Left talks about them, you’d have to conclude they’re all suicidal, PTSD basket cases bitterly clinging to their guns as they entertain psychotic visions of mass murder.

Remember how Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, put them on her Official List of Potential Domestic Terrorists … along with us buggy eyed Pro-Lifers?

Soooooooooo not what real vets are like! (Or Pro-Lifers!)

Yes, some of them have real problems. I’m not discounting their needs in ANY way. How could I, when it’s hit so close to home?  My kids have lost comrades to suicide, including one of the young men who attended their high school.

But the majority of them do better than their counterparts in the general population. Studies of Vietnam vets has shown the media stereotype is totally WRONG. On average, they have been more stable and successful in life than their peers who never went to war.

Some years ago, the MSM did an alarmist thing about the crime rate among returning vets. They conveniently forgot to mention that the crime rate was LOWER for vets than for non-vets of the same age and gender groups.

Of course, the media was a lot more interested in dead vets and screwed up vets back during the Bush years. NOW, they don’t want to risk reminding their Leftist base that the Big Oh is actually still sending troops into war zones.

Not that real Leftists give a crap about anyone who would voluntarily don a uniform that features the United States Flag, but some of them do give more than lip service to pacifism, even when a Democrat is in office.

Anyway … ranting aside. I really just wanted to post this fun little video featuring an Iraq War vet and his wife who are good friends of our family. It was shot with two Nikon D300 cameras set up on interval timing.

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Filed under Media Bias, Veterans

THE HUMPDAY GRUDGE

Posted by Pistol Pete

GREAT COMMENTS YESTERDAY!

I am always glad to see people sharing their thoughts here.Hopefully it will get more lurkers to get off the bench and get in the game.

I promise I will try not to be whiny,grumpy,cynical,depressing or bitchy….no guarantees

OK,CHRISSY:HERE’S THE STORY

When I was about 23 my sister and her roommate(cute,as I recall)decided to have a Halloween party.The caveat was men had to be dressed as women and vice versa.Frankly,I never wanted my vice versa.I wanted to use one of my mom’s dresses(she was a big woman) but she talked me into putting on one of my sister’s dresses.She borrowed a wig from her neighbor and gave me one of her bras with the…uh… ‘foam rubber enhancements’.I think they were called “falsies.” I put on a pair of sis’ pantyhose,but they only came up to the top of my thighs so I had to keep reaching down to yank them up.Why did people give me funny looks when I did that?I was driving a 1971 Barracuda with vinyl seats and tried driving without sitting all the way down because they were cold as hell.

There I was,smoking cigars and shooting pool trying to look as macho as possible under the circumstances.It’s really a challenge to play nineball with foam rubber missiles always in your way.Anyway,sis’ neighbor staggers in not in costume,and starts watching me.As my grandma would put it,he was so drunk he didn’t know if he was afoot or horseback.Finally,he came over and said, ‘who are you,sweetheart?’

I told him I was twice the man he’ll ever be and more woman than he’ll ever get.I decided it would be better to leave the party early than to have this creep wake up the next morning thinking a girl beat his ass.Although I still appreciate a beautiful woman in heels,that was my first and only foray into the twisted world of crossdressing.That’s it.True story.

FIRST,THEY CAME FOR THE CATHOLICS

There was a discussion on the radio this morning about Bozo cutting off Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements to non-compliant Catholic hospitals.Judging from the initial outrage Barky may have bitten off more than he can chew.

http://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2012/02/01/first_they_came_for_the_catholics

HEY,GOP–DID YOU HEAR YOUR FED-UP,FIRED UP BASE?

They’re doing the best they can to ignore us.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/02/hey_gop_do_you_hear_your_fed_up_fired_up_base.html

TALIBAN POISED ‘TO RETAKE AFGHANISTAN’ AFTER NATO PULLOUT

Mr. President,on behalf of our warriors and their families who have suffered and died,we’d just like to say:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/01/us-afghanistan-idUSTRE8100E520120201

MOOCH SAYS BARRY ‘SERENADES HER WITH AL GREEN,MARVIN GAYE,AND A LITTLE STEVIE’

He calls his penis ‘little stevie?’ How odd.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2094741/Michelle-Obama-reveals-Barack-sings-Al-Green-Jay-Leno-interview.html

VIDEO:HATEFUL BLACK TALK RADIO HOST ORDERS BLACK REPUBLICAN WOMAN OUT OF STUDIO,REFUSES TO SHAKE HER HAND

I thought Barry was supposed to bring the races together.Must have meant the black race and the blacker race.

http://www.breitbart.tv/hate-talk-radio-host-refuses-to-shake-hand-of-black-republican/

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY,MR. PRESIDENT

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/02/happy_anniversary_mr_president.html

ALLEN WEST TO RUN IN DIFFERENT CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

A flanking move around the right of the GOP

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2012/01/31/breaking_allen_west_to_run_in_newt_district_in_2012

THIS,MY FRIENDS,IS A MAN’S MAN

ROMNEY’S CHEAP AND EMPTY WIN

He paid $15M to buy the election.I wouldn’t call it cheap.

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/02/01/romneys-cheap-and-empty-win

OBAMA RAISED $5.3 MILLION FOR HIS 2012 CAMPAIGN YESTERDAY

So glad he has nothing better to do

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2012/02/01/the_one_percent_obama_raised_53_million_yesterday_for_2012_campaign

TRUMP:IF YOU CRITICIZE OBAMA YOU’RE ALWAYS A RACIST

http://www.breitbart.tv/trump-if-you-criticize-obama-its-always-racist/

SARAH VS. THE ‘STALINISTS’ –PALIN TAKES ON REPUBLICAN POLITBURO

The GOP statists ignore this woman at their own peril

http://www.thenation.com/blog/165946/sarah-versus-stalinists-palin-targets-republican-politburo

ANOTHER BLACK HISTORY MONTH–THE LEFT’S FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/02/another_black_history_month_the_lefts_favorite_time_of_the_year.html

THIS IS A 20 YEAR OLD VIDEO OF BARRY AS HEAD OF THE HARVARD AFFIRMATIVE ACTION LAW REVIEW

DEMOCRATS FULLY ENGAGED IN FAST AND FURIOUS COVERUP

Issa threatening Holder with contempt of Congress–who’s going to arrest him?

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2012/01/31/democrats_fully_engaged_in_fast_and_furious_coverup

PRAYING AGAINST THE NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST

IIRC,Barry skipped this his first two years.What a difference an election year makes,huh?

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/02/01/praying-against-the-national-p

JAN BREWER VS. SHOE-TOSSING JOURNALIST

http://townhall.com/columnists/brentbozell/2012/02/01/jan_brewer_vs_shoetossing_journalist

OBAMA’S CALCULATED DECEPTION

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/02/01/obamas-calculated-deception

OBAMA RELEASES LIST OF TOP MONEY ‘BUNDLERS’

Includes Jon ‘I don’t know where the money went’ Corzine

http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/31/obama-releases-list-of-top-money-bundlers/

I made it this far without coming unhinged.Better not push my luck.

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