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Saturday, August 26, 2006



Yeah! I've been searching for a blog like this for a long time! It is nice to know that not everyone is determined to drive this great state into the ground. I hate to say it, but sometimes it seems that people are set our to destroy this area of the state.

More later.


DeMediacratic Nation

DeMediacratic Nation

Not just another great blog I came across! This blog is documenting the deeping liberal bias in the US. The blogger is also taking time to really promote Project 2,996, which is wonderful. Better yet, he or she is putting money where their mouth is by actually participating this Sept. 11.

Well, another blog to add to my routine!

More later.


~ Oh, and if you'd like to debate whether or not there is a liberal bias in the US media today, bring it on!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Sweetness & Light

Sweetness & Light

Another nice blog with great commentary!

More later...


All Things Beautiful

All Things Beautiful

Yet another wonderfully insightful blog. A lot of great commentary on interesting articles - all wrapped up in a beautifully artistic package.

Highly recommended!

More later.


Saturday, August 19, 2006

WW III: Another 9/11 Prevented - 6

Please stay with me this evening! I've come across a treasure-trove of wonderful information and commentary. In fact, I'll probably even have a follow-up post later. Here we go:

The Discerning Texan

Dedicated to getting the truth out there! Why do I get that feeling that if the worst-case scenario occurs, Texas, like the Alamo, will still stand? Ah, I miss the state! Another must-link.

The Discerning Texan: The Gathering Storm

An apt analogy for the current world "situation"! Also, a good lead into my next link:

The Gathering Storm

A variety of great posts calling it like it is! A worthy link in an ever-expanding chain!

Infidel Bloggers Alliance

Another wonderful blog calling attention to current world events! Some of the most eye-opening posts are highlighted below.

Infidel Bloggers Alliance: So Begins The European Street Revolt Against Islam

Amazing article! Why do I see this becoming the "new normal"? If our leaders don't protect us, more and more people are going to have to take things into their own hands - and that does not necessarily mean resorting to violence (as this article indicates)!

Infidel Bloggers Alliance: Bush Doctrine Phase II

I first came across a reference to this "speech" (accredited to Diane West) in Atlas Shrugs. Unfortunately, the post in Atlas Shrugs was incomplete, and I wasn't able to locate the original post written by Diane West.

Personally, I would be extremely happy if President Bush gave this speech verbatim. I can't wait to read the rest of the "speech"! It is about time the gloves came off...

A Blog For All

I've mentioned this particular blog quite a bit in the past. I check it every single day. If you want to stay up on the latest news, look no further.

A Blog For All: Liquid Explosives Found in US Airport

Extremely disturbing news! Where have I been that I hadn't heard this until now??? I hate to say this, but it is only a matter of time before it all happens again. I sure hope that I'm wrong.

Also, has anyone else noticed that Fox News over the last couple of days has really cut down their coverage relating to the Middle East, terrorism, etc. (otherwise known as real news) and has been the developments in a 1o year-old murder case instead? I'm really sick and tired of it! You know the case would have never received this kind of attention if the victim had been anything other than the stereotypical caucasion, blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty. The whole thing is extremely sad, but enough already! There is enough real news right now!

Oh, wait... Maybe THAT is why I hadn't heard about the explosives find until now.

A Blog For All: The War We Forgot To Fight

Mrs. Lawhawk, or Leglbgl as she as known on their blog, takes on this one. She plans to debate Lawhawk as to whether this current war should be called World War III (as she believes) or World War IV (as he appears to believe). Personally, I am really conflicted about this one. I first heard about the World War IV theory the very DAY (if not hours) before Sept. 11, 2001.

However, as I mentioned earlier in this blog, I believe that we are now only in the time leading up to World War III (or World War IV if you'd like). The "real deal" as it were is still very much ahead of us. Now having said that, I believe that we are way too close for comfort.

A Blog For All: The President's 2006 Budget Shrinks Deficit

Ok, I know... off topic. However, it gets to the very heart of why I'm creating this series of posts in the first place.

Brian happened to look over my shoulder this afternoon while I was reading this particular post and he stated "You'd never hear about that in the mainstream media." I hate to say this, but he is correct. There is a lot more accurate reporting on-line these days, or so is appears.

When I was a child, it always seemed that the mainstream media gave both sides of the story, or as Fox News would state, was "Fair and Balanced." It appeared this way to me up until the 2000 Presidential Election (which happened to be the first in which I could vote).

In essence, what is it about President Bush that brings the knives out? My Mom, my Grandparents, and I have been asking ourselves this very question for well over 6 years now. It seems that if a story paints his administration in even a decent light, it gets buried? Conversely, anything that could severely hurt the efforts of the administration and its efforts to fight global jihad is played to death?

I am not an apologist for the Bush administration, and believe that they have made some serious errors, especially in communicating the essence of the current world situation to the nation, but no one is even PRETENDING that they are being fair and balanced (other than Fox, of course).

Oh well, I guess I'm going to have to continue to get my news on-line.


I've come across this project (blog) via some of the blogs highlighted earlier in this post.

Essentially, the organizers of this project are attempting to have 2,996 different bloggers honor the 2,996 individual victims of September 11, 2001 on September 11, 2006. I've signed up! Watch for my special post honoring Juan Armando Ceballos on September 11, 2006.

They still need approximately 400 bloggers, so sign-up today!

Much, much more to come. This is far from over.

More later.


WW III: The Origins - 5

Commentary Magazine

WOW. I happened to stumble across this amazing paper that was nearly two years ago. I believe that Mr. Podhoretz accurately describes the beginnings of what he calls World War IV (as I indicated earlier, there is a widely circulated theory that the Cold War was in all actuality World War III).

The most interesting aspects of the article, in my opinion, involves his descriptions of ant-war, anti-establishment actions on college campuses. I believe that he describes the "silent majority," those who support our country, our way of life, and military actions, accurately.

In fact, in the days after 9/11, I was very much a part of that majority on the campus of Michigan State University. In fact, I almost walked out on a Latin American history course one day due to the fact that the professor had turned it into a one-sided discussion of the Iraq War (that was during the spring of 2003, when the war had just barely begun). I spoke up in support, stated that I didn't think we should be spending all of that particular class session discussing it in a Latin American history course. I was attacked from all sides - the professor and other students alike. However, leaving class (I didn't end up walking out), some students told me that they agreed with my point of view, etc. In essence, they were afraid to speak up. I wonder why!

That same semester, I got into a heated argument ("debate") with two guys as we walked across MSU's beautiful campus. Their argument was simply that I should be a Democrat, no questions asked, simply due to the fact that I'm a woman. Nevermind that I disagree with abortion (although I support a woman's right to choose), that I want to think for myself, or that I believe strongly in family (Democrats can deny it, but their party is moving decidedly in an anti-family direction). I don't think that I've ever been so insulted in my life. They truly insulted my intelligence that day. If you know me at all, you soon realize that that is something that I just don't let people get away with at all!

Well, I've gone off on a tangent.

Anyway, this article really makes you realize just how complicated the current world situation is.

Much more later.


WW III: Another 9/11 Prevented - 4


Well, this time the latest news on what's going on in the Middle East can be summed up with one blog. Freedom Fighter does it again. Take some time to really explore his blog. He truly rounds up the latest news from around the world with regards to the fight against Global Jihad (Islamofascism).

It is definitely worth your time and a link. Look no further for the latest news.

As I began planning this post, I wondered if I should include the subtitle "Another 9/11 Prevented" for this particular piece, however, I decided to include it for this post.

Watching the news this morning, one of the talking heads mentioned how he personally witnessed at least for women ahead of him get on board with bottles of water. It appears that they didn't want to be inconvenienced with the new security measures. They disposed of the bottles of water only after several people brought it to the attention of the flight attendants (supposedly, the women walked on board with the bottles of water, right past flight attendants). Anyway, it struck me that this was the reason for all of the flight delays and scares lately. People simply haven't taken the whole situation seriously yet. They simply view it by how it will inconvenience them.

Wake up people! If this continues, I predict that we won't be so lucky for long. As President Bush said, we need to be right 100% of the time, the terrorists only need to be right once.

Also, I've been meaning to give an update regarding the plot to blow up the Mackinaw Bridge. I haven't done so due to conflicting reports of the whole cell phone incident in Caro, Michigan. I do know this, however: the Tuscola County (county in which Caro is located) prosecuter's office dropped charges on the three terror suspects due to the fact that federal charges have now been leveled against the three. They are now being held (last I knew) in the federal holding cell in the Bay City post office.

Believe me, I think of it every time I run to the post office to drop off all of my e-bay items. How it came to be that there is a federal holding cell in the Bay City post office, I'll never know.

More later.


Wendy's Wide World: Weblogs

Wendy's Wide World: Weblogs

An incredibly interesting local blog that Brian sent me via e-mail the other day... He said that her attitudes, etc. reminded him of me. See for yourself!

More later...


Grandma, 41, Among Army's Older Recruits

FOXNews.com - Grandma, 41, Among Army's Older Recruits

An interesting story and trend. It just goes to show you that people should never give up on their dreams, no matter what their age!

During World War I, older men were drafted, as I discovered in doing family research (I came across my great-great grandfather's WW I draft card - he would have been in his mid to late 30s - if not 40s - at the time). I suppose this is just a reverse in trends.

Our military is getting more and more diverse all of the time - and in my opinion, that is a very good thing!

More later...


Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Hurricane Radio

Hurricane Radio

YEAH! I found Patrick Armstrong's blog! Of course, it took all of two seconds.

Well, I now have another source that needs to be checked daily. I hope that he brings some of his contributors and commentors over here as I'd love to have a serious and friendly discussion of what is currently going on in the world. By the way, I seriously need to update all of my links. Hopefully I can exchange a link with Hurricane Radio (if nothing else, they are going to get an honored place on my blog).

Well, enough for now! Check it out!


"The Baby Gap: Explaining Red and Blue" by Steve Sailer

"The Baby Gap: Explaining Red and Blue"

Ok. I realize that this book is a few years old. In fact, I remember when it first came out in 2004. Well, Brian stumbled across the website that provided all of the statistics. Being a math/science research nut (uh, yeah, I know - DULL), as well as a conservative, he kinda fell in love with this site - and sent it to me!

It is interesting, to say the least!

Well, I wanted a break from all of the WW III discussion. The whole thing is just sad and depressing. There is much, much more to say on the subject.

More later - including more books!


Sunday, August 13, 2006

WW III: Another 9/11 Prevented - 3

Another day, another post. It appears as though things in the Middle East are in a "wait and see" mode currently. Unfortunately, I don't think that will be the case for long.

As for me, Brian and I went to the Bay City air show today (I'll post lots and lots of great pics later) and I found out that my parents and siblings went to Canada earlier than expected.

Anyway, watching the F-16s fly over head was awe inspiring and pretty much sent chills down my spine. They were using MBS (Midland/Bay City/Saginaw) International Airport as a base due to the fact that the James Clements' Airport (where the air show was held) didn't have sufficient runway to accommodate the F-16s. The point is this: wouldn't you get goosebumps seeing F-16s at a small international airport if you didn't realize that an air show was being held nearby? I've traveled enough to know that sometimes it is best for your own piece of mind to ask questions!

As to what is going on in Michigan with regards to terrorism, things are heating up. So far, so good. When I first heard about the Mighty Mack (the Mackinaw Bridge) being a target, I really didn't believe it. Today brought confirmation. They've tightened the security at the bridge, and I'm left wondering about my family, which will travel the bridge on their way to Canada. I'm not worried about them being victims of a terrorist attack on the bridge or anything, but I'm worried about possible tightening of the Canadian/US border in Ste. Saint Marie. In essence, I'm worried about them having problems getting back to Michigan. My Dad, who was in Canada during 9/11 (my Dad might as well be a Canadian, but that is a whole other story), had an interesting time getting back to the US.

Anyway, I never thought I'd see the day that the Mackinaw Bridge - a true symbol of Michigan, Michigan Tourism, and "Up North" - would be a target. You can't imagine what it would do to Michigan's economy - and Michigan's self-image - if something happened to it. We're pretty proud of our bridge.

Well, enough of Michigan. I've been mining the 'net again and came up with some great links with regards to what is going on in the world.

Gay Patriot » World War III

I've stumbled across this blog before, and all I can say is, he is dead on in his analysis. Also, he has a wonderful writing style and attitude. In general, a wonderful outlook on the world. VERY highly recommended.

Zerr.org News - World War III

Wow. Read this guy's round up of possible scenarios for the outcome of this thing. Chilling. Simply chilling. Quite frankly, I agree with him as far as the option I'd choose is concerned. Give me #5. If you read the article, you'll understand. You'll also probably understand our reluctance in accepting this option.

Jihad Watch: Spencer: Iran's Day of Terror?

For anyone thinking that we can reason with the enemy, please read this post and tell me whether or not you think the President of Iran is sane. The possibility described here is what has me supporting swifter, harsher action against Islamofascism. Force is all they will respect. Let's just hope that the scenario painted here doesn't come to fruition.

Jihad Watch

Just a great resource for keeping up with what is going on in the Middle East. Plain and simple.

Also, another Hat Tip to DADvocate. His support a couple of days ago has really boosted my little blog! He has brought me insightful readers who are willing to have a polite discussion of current events. In reality, that is all I seek! I can't recommend his blog enough!

I might highlight and publicly respond to some of the feedback I've received today. It has been an eye-opener!

More later.


WW III: Another 9/11 Prevented - 2

Please bare with me as this particular post will cover a lot of ground. Things appear to be happening daily now.

First off, let me include some articles that are left over from my last post. Very interesting reading!

Israel is losing World War III - Haaretz - Israel News

An accurate assessment of the current situation. Again, the writer draws parallel with the days leading up to WW II.

The last paragraph really got me:

Our job now is to survive.

If the Second World War taught the Jews anything, it is this: History is not, fundamentally, written by its victors. History is written, and made, by its survivors. Hezbollah knows this. All they have to do to declare victory, is to survive. The survival of the Jews is our victory as well. But we're going to have be a whole lot smarter than we have been, to come out of this.

TexasSparkle: World War III?

This article offers an accurate description of how our inaction during the 1990s, on part of both Democrats and Republicans, has not helped the current situation - to say the very least.

I don't know if I'd go so far as to equate Newt Gingrich with Bill Clinton, but hey, the writer has her points. She makes a good point with regards to her support for President Bush; however, I think President Bush needs to more clearly define the current situation for the American people. In all honesty, I believe he is starting to take that course as he referred to Islamofascism for the first time the other day. For once, he defined the threat, not a random "War on Terror."

Is this the start of World War III? | Jerusalem Post

An interesting look at the US support for Israel. Does anyone else notice the conspicuous omission? I challenge you to discover it for yourself and send me a comment on it. I'll write about it later, but in the meantime, I dare you to point out the obvious, which gets at the heart of what I'm discussing, why I'm discussing this subject, so on, so forth.

Big Dick's Place


That having been said, I was unsure as to whether or not I should include this entry I found. While I feel that the writing is crass, and that he goes way too far in his solution to the current problem, I think that he defined the situation correctly. Let's just say that I want this guy on my side!

HAT TIP: Thanks DADvocate for highlighting my little blog! It is good to know that sensible, family-oriented people are still out there.

For those of you who don't know, DADvocate tackles a wide-range of subjects, many of which surround daily life with his kids in the Midwest.

Ok, now that I have all of that out of the way, I'm going to tackle the current events here in the great (although economically depressed) state of Michigan, which has been my home for approx. 22 out of my 25 years. Well, yesterday a couple of guys were arrested in the small town of Caro, Michigan for purchasing dozens of pre-paid cell phones at WalMart. They are suspected terrorists. According to the lastest information (and I will correct this if more information becomes available), they were assisting in a plot to blow up the Mackinaw Bridge. Then, today, in the small town of Ithaca, Michigan, other people where arrested doing the same thing at a Dollar General store - although it is unclear as to whether or not it was related to the same plot.

These incidents have really hit home as Caro is very close to where I live. I just hope that people in Michigan wake-up soon! The fact that we have a large, unsecured border with Canada doesn't help. What is going on here just underscores the fact that people need to be vigilant no matter where they live. After 9/11, Brian was privy to some information of what went on that day as a close relative worked with the air force at Selfridge International Guard base. I'm not going to share it here as part of the information that was once common knowledge has now been kept confidential, and for good reason. My point for including that tidbit is this: There are a lot more targets than you'd think. Everyone needs to be vigilant and realize that our country is at risk.

Much more later.


Thursday, August 10, 2006

WW III: Another 9/11 Prevented

Ok. My last post was pure fun, now it is time to get serious. I've been fascinated by world events of late, as well as their portrayal in blogs, on websites, etc. While I don't know if I'd go as far as stating that WW III is upon us, it certainly feels as though we are hurtling towards something big. I, for one, have never experienced anything like it. However, from my standpoint, things have been building for the last 5 years. Quite honestly, I feel the same way I did right after 9/11: as though the world has been irrevocably changed.

As I mentioned earlier, I saw first hand the resurgence of anti-semitism while in Spain in 2002. I've watched over the last couple of years as places I frequented during various study abroad programs have been bombed. For example, the tube station I used on a daily basis during my stay in London, Russell Square Station, was at the heart of the London bombings of the summer of 2005. In early 2004, Atocha station in Madrid, Spain bombed. I had gone through that very station several times just 2 years before during my travels during my semester in Spain. That having been said, it does my heart good that the British were able to prevent another airline tragedy yesterday at Heathrow (incidentally, another place I spent quite some time while in London).

Immediately after 2001, I simply got on another airplane and kept on wtih my plans. Now, however, as the level of violence appears to rise across the world, I'm very content to stay put. It is not out of fear, but simply out of a sense that nothing good could come out of extensive travel at this time.

As I stated earlier, I have a deep, uneasy feeling that the world is now witness to an equivolent of the rise of Nazism during the 1930s.

Here is what I consider to be the best coverage of what is occuring right before our eyes. Pacifist, appeasers, apologists, anti-semites, and all enemies of freedom need not go further. There is nothing for you.

The Jawa Report: Victory? No, Not Victory. WW III Has Begun

The blog above is an amazing read, especially the article mentioned above.
The writer is dead on in his analysis in this particular article.
Oh, did I mention that this blog has been banned in India? No kidding. The government there is going out of their way to appease the growing Muslim minority; The Jawa Report was a casualty of their censorship. Show your support!

WorldNetDaily: Is this World War III?

This particular article gives a good summary of the history that led to the current world situation. He is correct in stating that Islamofascists seek nothing less than world domination.
Quite simply, not only do they want to destroy Israel, they want to destroy the U.S. and our way of life as well.

RealClearPolitics: Newt Is Right: It's World War War III

There has been a lot of debate as to whether or not Newt was right to describe the current world situation as World War III. The author of this article supports Newt's choice of words, and draws comparisons to World Wars I and II.

I've come across several additional articles regarding the current situation and I'll include the rest in my next post.

More later.


In The 80s - Another "Children Of The Eighties"

In The 80s - Another "Children Of The Eighties"

Brian and I ended up getting into a discussion the other night about toys we had as children. Anyway, we ended up searching for the items on-line and came across this website.

The message is poignant right now as the world we live in now little resembles the world of our childhood.

Much more later.


A Million New Topics!

A lot has happened over the last few weeks. There is so much I want to say, especially with regards to what is going on in the world.

Much, much more to come. I'm hoping to update everything tonight.

More later.


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