Jack, Hack, McInerney and McCain

Jack Murphy wrote a piece titled Veterans, not even war heroes, are as sacred as Americans try to pretend they are.  As a military brat/spouse of a lifetime to include  many, many years, it is easy to understand Jack’s feelings toward John McCain and Thomas McInerney. I have my own issues with #HeroWorship regardless of the job a person holds, especially when it comes to politics, see: The Candidate: Scrutinize every Military Veteran and ask tough, pointed questions.

Additional thoughts about McCain from the late, David H. Hackworth in January 2000: 

ARE McCAIN’S HANDLERS PLAYING THE WRONG CARD?

 

 

 

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Queso de Chihuahua and Cinco de Mayo

Oh my goodness. You have not had Queso until you have had Queso de Chihuahua! It is absolutely buttah, Baby!

My friend, who is from the Colonies, went home to see family for a mini-vacation and brought back a wonderful chunk of queso as a gift. It is a deliciously light, creamy, dreamy, smooth like fresh, butter white queso. I cannot even describe the wonderful texture and taste of this cheese though after some searching this is explanation, though interesting, does not do it justice. It is truly something you have to experience because I have never seen or tasted a queso quite like it. 

Thank you Divine Miss M! 

On another note, here is the story of Cinco de Mayo, The Battle of Puebla, courtesy of History.com and another fascinating read from FoxNews.com: It’s Cinco de Mayo — Don’t be a misinformed, insensitive nitwit…

Cinco de Mayo. Who needs a reason to celebrate? 

Yeah, not us. And in this house, we do it without the booze. We choose Queso de Chihuahua and Herb Alpert. (Ting!

Donate: Which Conservative Cause?

In today’s current political climate there is a revival of sorts going on in the Conservative movement. It reminds me of the Second Great Awakening, where churches popped up on every corner clamoring for members to be baptized in a particular congregation. So when a new friend asked me about my thoughts on where to participate and donate to help the conservative vision it seemed like posting here was a good place to start.
Often I give to the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) Candidates directly: https://www.senateconservatives.com/races  I know SCF vets those they endorse. If a candidate lies to them and votes contrary to conservative principles, they revoke support for that candidate. That is why I check to see who’s who and to support those candidates in particular. Jim DeMint started SCF. It is a consistently conservative organization. 
I have donated to David Horowitz’s Freedom Center because there are many great thinkers and writers on FrontPageMag.com, and David has so many irons in the fire to assault the lies of the left. My last big donation was for the archival quality volumes of The Black Book of the American Left. I have been a big fan of his since the 1990’s.
Currently I am donating to Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI) because it seems like Jim DeMint understands what needs to be done. I do so waiting to see what good he is bringing about. He is working to unite an army of activists in supporting honorable men and women. As CPI bears good fruit, I will be increasing that donation. 
As a Heritage Action Sentinel, my donations there began slowly and to be honest, my donation is embarrassingly minimal. 
By subscribing to Glenn Beck’s The Blaze and Mark Levin’s CRTV, I feel like my time and money is well spent being well educated about the things that matter most. I really believe in Glenn’s vision and am looking forward to increasing donations to his company, MercuryOne.org
 
A few years ago I decided to check myself from getting sucked into funding every good cause. There are many wonderful causes, groups, and sincere people doing marvelous things.  It was overwhelming. Therefore, I prayerfully made a conscious decision to reduce and simplify my life, and to know where to best donate.  In order to focus on what matters most to me, I choose to give more money to a few organizations. 
Hope these thoughts are helpful. 

Deactivating Facebook: Focus on CPI

Wow. When I hit that button and deactivated Facebook I sighed in joy and relief. Immediately it felt like it was a great decision to take time off of it for a season. 

My new focus in the interim is to keep up with the Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI) founded by the Honorable Jim DeMint. I am really excited about CPI’s vested interest in supporting true Conservative ideas. Even more so, I am thrilled at how CPI plans to work with members of Congress and Conservative organizations to work together on pressing forward with those ideas. 

If you have not yet donated to CPI then you are hereby personally invited to support the cause. Click here to donate online or you can download a copy of the donor form to send in a check.

 

 

Going off Facebook for a season

Several weeks ago I thought about going off Facebook. Then the scandal hit. Well, it actually has been hitting for years, it just became blatantly obvious to millions as it got picked up in the news. 

So by Tuesday midmorning I will take a sabbatical from my Facebook. You can find me here, Instagram, and on Twitter. Well, Twitter for a while longer. I am thinking about going off it too. 

Cheerio until next time. 

Additional Reading: 
  1. Facebook scrambling to explain why Zuckerberg could pluck his messages out of other people’s inboxes
  2. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak leaves Facebook over treatment of users’ private data
  3. Why You Shouldn’t Delete Facebook After The Cambridge Analytica Scandal

I am #TeamSOLI

My first introduction to Matthew VanDyke was by way of Glenn Beck’s program: 

Friend of Journalists Beheaded by the Islamic State Fighting Back Against the Terrorist Group in a Big Way

The organization Matt founded, Sons of Liberty International (SOLI), spoke to my heart then and continues to speak to my heart today. Please check out the website. Please take the time to go through each page and then, if what SOLI is doing to help others help themselves speaks to you too, please consider becoming a supporting member today.  c8ac1954-b239-47f7-90b1-422959e4ce31.JPG

“Sons of Liberty International (SOLI) was founded by international security analyst Matthew VanDyke in recognition of the failure of the international community and governments to adequately protect the defenseless and support those struggling for freedom around the world. There needed to be an organization capable of on-the-ground action to help those whom the international system had failed. SOLI was created to enable those abandoned by the international community to take action in defense of themselves and their people, and to combat those forces that seek to harm and oppress them.”

Link: https://www.sonsoflibertyinternational.com/about/

 

Forged and Tempered: Men of Consequence

The rise of a third party will probably increase the power to the Progressive Party for a long run. I agree with the premise we should vote for honest, upright candidates not for a party and we should point out the who’s who voting for the Progressive Party Platform. 

Mick Mulvaney gave a great interview on Fox News, as far as questions were asked but apparently interest rates will spike or could if they do not keep the economy going.

So my question is: For the next two years do we really believe, with this betrayal by bundled bills, Congressional Leaders will take back excessive spending practices by the power of the purse when they pull these kind of stunts with excessive spending and bailouts?

The meager tax reform bill that was passed, the one the House GOP and Leaders keep patting themselves on their backs about, is a total joke with the passing of the current excessive spending in this two year bill. 

“Future legislation should scrub the tax code of all subsidies for privileged interests and permanently extend a majority of the tax cuts contained in the act.” ~ The Senate’s Ugly Budget Deal Would Trample on the Success of Tax Reform

Bottom line: Mike Lee plainly and succinctly explains it here:

Thank you Thomas Massie and Mike Lee for being men of consequence.

Additional Reading: 

  1. It’s time for the Forgotten Man Caucus: Our freedom is not to be bartered away.
  2. What happened to ‘combat standards won’t be lowered’?
  3. LAUDABLE PURSUIT by Senator Mike Lee