Author: Patti Bankson

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September 13, 2010

Whose President?

Filed under: Featured Conservative,Politics In General - 13 Sep 2010

Conservatives are accused, regularly, of using fear tactics. I dislike fear tactics as much as the next guy, but it’s not like we have nothing to “fear”. Regardless, the truth is that Liberals are right there beside conservatives, doing some …

September 8, 2010

Change We Need

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 08 Sep 2010

I’m disappointed. Disgusted. With Democrats and Republicans alike… They don’t know how to live within their means; how to not spend money they don’t have, and you can’t just print money when you run out. If we tried that, we’d …

August 23, 2010

Truth and the Pendulum of Change

Filed under: Elections & Voting,Featured Conservative - 23 Aug 2010

Last week we sat with some friends to talk about our up-coming primary. They wanted to sort out their thoughts with people they feel pay attention to such things. I had “dumped” a humongous stack of mailings from various candidates …

August 12, 2010

Religious Freedom… But Not for All

I think we’d all agree that simply being “religious”, no matter the religion you adhere to, doesn’t guarantee perfection, but it sure can guarantee scrutiny. And when something happens to place a religion under the national microscope, that scrutiny can …

July 18, 2010

Do You Get It?

There’s no doubt that Barack Obama’s win in the 2008 presidential election made history, giving America its first black president. There’s also no doubt, that “Change We Can Believe In” was a winning campaign slogan. But there were some doubts: …

July 11, 2010

New Best Amigos

In today’s politically upside down culture, expecting people to respect our borders and obey our laws, or not wanting to provide foreign lawbreakers with free medical care, food, shelter and up to 12+ years of education makes one “out …

June 6, 2010

Surrr-prise, Surrr-prise, Surrr-prise!

Filed under: In The News - 06 Jun 2010

Spilling Oil: Okay, BP… NOW you’ve done it! You’ve made the president “angry and frustrated”, and a law suit may be coming your way, along with the U.S. government take-over of your business. As Gomer Pyle would say, “Surrrr-prise, Surrrrrrrr-prise, …

June 3, 2010

When, indeed?!

Criminals can always find a way around the law, taxpayers can always find a loophole, and politicians can always find a way around a term limit. Term Limits? What term limits? Politicians hit the term limit wall, and just run …

May 24, 2010

Free to Be Free

For too long, conservatives and traditional values have been the object of ridicule from the left. And those holding those beliefs have been the object of a concerted effort to shut them up. In our “new” Progressive-land, the only people …

May 3, 2010

Clean House

Politics reminds me of tornados… noisy, huge, dark… whirling bits of things… coming fast. What to do? Stand there until it overtakes and destroys everything in its path… including you? That’s dumb and disastrous. It’s smarter to take cover until …

April 3, 2010

Living in Wonderland

Filed under: Liberalism, Marxism & Communism - 03 Apr 2010

If Alice were to fall through a hole into today’s world, I think she’d feel right at home. It would look pretty much like her Wonderland… Mad Hatters, Cheshire Cats, and Queens and Kings yelling, “Off with their heads!” Well, …

December 21, 2009

Dear Santa

Filed under: Politics In General - 21 Dec 2009

As a kid, I always knew exactly what I wanted for Christmas. Making the list was almost as delicious as the anticipation… almost as exciting as sitting in front of the tree and wondering whether Santa had brought me what …

December 15, 2009

They Fiddle… We Burn

Filed under: Featured Conservative,Politics In General - 15 Dec 2009

Legend says that in A.D. 64 Roman Emperor Nero fiddled as he watched Rome burn. As titillating as that story may be, there’s no historical evidence to back up it up. However, if any of that story could be true, …

December 13, 2009

And the Goal is?

Filed under: Featured Conservative,In The News,War On Terror - 13 Dec 2009

President Obama has revealed the result of his extensive musing on his Afghanistan problem… the “right” war, he calls it. Using a backdrop of uniformed West Point cadets was a winner, wasn’t it? Made me wonder, though, where’s the criticism …

November 26, 2009

Things I’ll Never Get Over

Sometimes when the two dogs in our household are out in the backyard “stalking” something, it’s hard to get them to “come”. I can call, “Here, Chico. Here, Gwinny”, ‘til the cows come home, and I’m lucky if they even …

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