Saturday, June 28, 2014

Election Integrity

***With stories like this in the news, (well, conservative news sites, certainly not the "mainstream" media), our election system is in serious jeopardy. One of the most important issues right now, in my opinion, is the integrity of our elections. We all know of the elections that have been stolen right under our noses, such as Gregoire a few years ago in Washington, Al Franken, Gore's attempt in 2000, etc. Thad Cochran's Tea Party challenger in Mississippi has already found thousands of voting irregularities in that race and is challenging the results. This has to stop, and voter ID is a good place to start - which of course is why Democrats are so vehemently against it.

Some 6.9 million Americans are registered to vote in two or more states, according to a report from an election-watch group.
“Our nation’s voter rolls are a mess,” says Catherine Engelbrecht, True The Vote president. “Sensible approaches to roll maintenance are fought tooth and nail by radical special interests who can use the duplicity in the system to their advantage.”
***Mexican law enforcement chopper fires on U.S. border agents. Should have shot it out of the sky.

***Hand cannons: The world's most powerful handguns. Wow....there are some scary-looking guns here!


***Rush Limbaugh had a caller yesterday who said she was totally walking away from politics, because she just couldn't take it any more. What Obama and the Democrats are doing to this country has her completely frustrated and feeling helpless to do anything about it. I feel her pain, and so did Rush. We all feel that way - overwhelmed, unable to believe what is happening every day, Obama's blatant lawlessness and the unwillingness of enough Republicans who will stand up to him to do any good. Rush agreed with her, it is tremendously frustrating - but as he said, the country is worth fighting for. It's either that, or roll over and play dead. As tempting as it is at times, we can't give in to that feeling. 

***Amy Adams gave up her first class seat to a soldier. How refreshing - a Hollywood type with some character. Bravo, Ms. Adams.

According to ESPN host Jemele Hill, Adams gave up her first-class seat on a flight so an American soldier could sit in the classy cabin. Hill, who co-hosts “Numbers Never Lie,” tweeted about the event from her verified account.
Later, Hill told, "I was on a flight from Detroit to Los Angeles...While I was in the boarding area, I noticed Ms. Adams and she was glancing at an American soldier, who was dressed in uniform. I saw her whisper something to the woman she was traveling with.
"I was upgraded to first class, where Ms. Adams was. I saw her leave her seat and then a flight attendant escorted the soldier to her seat. It was pretty obvious she'd given up her seat for him.
"I later asked a flight attendant if the soldier knew who had given up their seat for him and she told me that he did, and that Amy and the soldier met privately near the cockpit area.
"I just thought it was incredibly generous and thoughtful. I've been a big fan of hers, but now I'm an even bigger fan...


***The Charge of the Light Brigade
by Lord Alfred Tennyson

Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

"Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns!" he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

"Forward, the Light Brigade!"
Was there a man dismayed?
Not though the soldier knew
Some one had blundered:
Their's not to make reply,
Their's not to reason why,
Their's but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volleyed and thundered;
Stormed at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred.

Flashed all their sabres bare,
Flashed as they turned in air
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army, while
All the world wondered:
Plunged in the battery-smoke
Right through the line they broke;
Cossack and Russian
Reeled from the sabre-stroke
Shattered and sundered.
Then they rode back, but not,
Not the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
Volleyed and thundered;
Stormed at with shot and shell,
While horse and hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came through the jaws of Death
Back from the mouth of Hell,
All that was left of them,
Left of six hundred.

When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wondered.
Honour the charge they made!
Honour the Light Brigade,
Noble six hundred!

***U.S.S. George H.W. Bush


***Now is the time for all good men to come to. ~~ Walt Kelly

***Have a great day!

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