Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Golden Boy

Above is a pic of Golden Boy that I took on Monday. Below is a DMN story about Golden Boy's unveiling at AT&T's HQ in downtown Dallas (where I work).

AT&T unveils gilded statue in headquarters lobby in downtown Dallas
Posted:07/08/2009 10:30 AM
By RUDOLPH BUSH / The Dallas Morning News

A historic golden statue that stood atop AT&T's New York offices for much of the 20th century was quietly unveiled in the lobby of the company's refurbished downtown Dallas headquarters earlier this week.

The Spirit of Communication, or "Golden Boy" as the statue is better known, measures 28 feet tall and is gilded in thousands of layers of shining gold leaf.

Standing just inside the glass-enclosed lobby at 208 S. Akard St., the bronze sculpture of a man holding crossed lightning bolts in a raised fist seems certain to become an important attraction for Dallas' downtown.

Completed in 1916 by artist Evelyn Beatrice Longman and originally titled Genius of Electricity, the statue was commissioned by AT&T president Theodore Vail and has belonged to the company ever since.

But until Monday, when the company quietly removed construction barriers that had been built around it, the statue hadn't been on public display for years, said AT&T spokeswoman Sarah Andreani.

For 64 years, it stood atop the AT&T building on Broadway in New York. It was removed from that site and displayed in the lobby of a Madison Avenue building until 1992, Andreani said.

Since then, it has been kept at two AT&T facilities in New Jersey.

Andreani said AT&T wanted the statue to be part of its new Dallas headquarters, dubbed Whitacre Tower for former chairman and chief executive Edward Whitacre Jr.

"It's a symbol of one of the world's largest corporations, so we're really excited to have it here," she said.

The company spent months remodeling the lobby with Golden Boy in mind, opening up the building's white marble front with a wall of glass onto AT&T Plaza, a park that fronts the entrance.

Mayor Tom Leppert, who worked to bring AT&T's corporate offices to Dallas from San Antonio last summer, said that the unveiling of the statue shows the company is committed to downtown.

"The historic move of Golden Boy to Dallas is the strongest signal AT&T could send about its future here. The statue is stunning and something that should be on everyone's list of things to see in Dallas," he said in a prepared statement.

John Crawford, president of DowntownDallas, said the statue provides another attraction for visitors to the city's center.

Crawford, who has been involved in an effort to get retail businesses to return in force to downtown, also said he is pleased that AT&T opened a store next to the statue.

AT&T's lobby is open to the public during normal business hours. The statue faces AT&T plaza and stands just inside the lobby entrance between Commerce and Akard streets.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Busy Day

Glad this day is over. It was super busy at work today!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Back to Work

It's been a relaxing week and I enjoyed every minute of it! I'm planning to work downtown tomorrow but we'll see how I feel in the morning. I haven't ruled out working from home.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Michael Williams for U.S. Senate

I strongly and enthusiastically support Michael Williams for U.S. Senate. Michael is running to fill the soon to be vacated seat held by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who plans to run for Texas Governor in 2010. Below is a five - part series that Michael recently posted on his blog. To learn more about Michael's campaign please go to

Part 1 - Cap and Trade Blog Series
by Michael Williams
June 22, 2009

Democrats in Congress, joined with the Obama administration, are proceeding along parallel tracks to impose CO2 regulations so sweeping as to become the most expensive and expansive environmental reach of government into the lives of American families, businesses and consumers in history.

In May, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill that is designed to drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions blamed for global warming. The full House could complete action on the bill within the next two weeks.

This week, Texas and other states will submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its preliminary “endangerment finding” that greenhouse gas emissions pose a threat to public heath and contribute to climate change.

The prospect for cap and trade is less certain in the Senate and the EPA, while poised to finalize its landmark finding, has not done so, yet. If enough Americans band together, we can still protect the American economy, jobs, and incomes from undue and unnecessary CO2 regulations.

Part 2 - The Endangerment Finding
by Michael Williams
June 23, 2009

Earlier today, Texas submitted comments to EPA’s April 17th “endangerment finding” that six greenhouse gases, including C02, cause or contribute to global warming. EPA’s finding was the first official action taken by the federal government to regulate carbon dioxide and could lead to regulations for almost anything that emits carbon dioxide – power plants, refineries, cars, hospitals, schools, restaurants, churches and farms.

In November 2008 we submitted comments to the EPA concerning the economic impact of having EPA bureaucrats micromanage the economy in the name of combating global warming. (I will discuss this in a later post but needless to say, there is significant evidence from people and entities of diverse political persuasions demonstrating the negative impact on GDP, jobs and income of federal GHG regulations.)

The decision to regulate carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases was supposedly supported by “compelling scientific evidence.” EPA administrator Lisa Jackson referred to the “very large and comprehensive base of scientific information that has developed over the years through a global consensus process involving numerous scientists from many countries and representing many disciplines." One problem:

There is no such consensus.

* The assumptions about impact of increased greenhouse gas concentrations on future climate are based on computer models. These models are important research tools. But they cannot and should not be used to predict future climate.

* In an “Open Letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations” (December 13, 2007) 100 prominent scientists noted, “ In stark contrasts to the often repeated assertion that the science of climate change is “settled,” significant new peer-reviewed research has cast even more doubt on the hypothesis of dangerous human-caused global warming.”

* In a 255-page 2009 U.S. Senate Minority Report, more than 700 international scientists, including some current and former UN IPCC scientists who have now rejected the UN IPCC, expressed their skepticism of man-made global warming. Note 700dissenting scientists is more than 13 times the number of UN scientists (52) who authored the much ballyhooed and often referred to UN report.

* In the Global Warming Petition Project over 31,000 American scientists (9,000 with PhDs,) stated “There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.”

* According to many scientists, and a large body of research, such things as the thawing of ice caps, sea-level and global temperature changes, are better explained by the sun’s influence.

Part 3 - "Cap and Trade" 101
by Michael Williams
June 24, 2009

Recently, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee began debating the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill. The tentacles of the massive 900+ page legislation will reach into every aspect of American life and significantly impact our national economic and energy security.

But according to a recent poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports, only 24% of Americans correctly identified that cap and trade has something to do with the environment. A slightly higher number (29%) believed the proposal has something to do with regulating Wall Street while 17% thought the term applied to health care reform. A plurality (30%) had no idea.

So what is cap and trade?

The Goal
The goal of this legislation is to reduce U.S. CO2 and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from 2005 levels by 17% by 2020 and 83% by 2050. The U.S. emits about 7 billion metric tons of CO2 annually, which includes the carbon dioxide we emit every time we breathe. If CO2 is reduced 83% by 2050, proponents claim it would reduce the earth’s temperature by 0.07 degrees Celsius by 2050.

The Cap
The federal government will set a limit on the amount of CO2 and GHG that each large-scale emitter, e.g. power plants, refineries, industrial facilities can emit. The firm would be required to get an “emissions permit” for every ton of carbon dioxide it releases into the atmosphere. These permits set an enforceable limit, or cap, on the amount of greenhouse gas pollution that the company is allowed to emit. Over time, the limits get stricter, allowing less and less emissions, until the ultimate reduction goal is reached.

The Trade
Some companies will be unable to meet their emissions limits. They would be allowed to purchase allowances from other companies that have more permits than they need to account for the amount they emit. The cost of these credits would be determined by the marketplace

The "Revenue"
In its budget, the Obama administration said it expects a cap and trade system would raise about $646 billion in the eight years to fiscal year 2019. However, a top White House economic adviser has estimated the revenue to be closer to $1.3 trillion to $1.9 trillion between 2012 and 2019.

The Use
The administration has talked about using the “revenue” for any number of purposes: investing in clean energy technologies; helping some large emitters make the transition; pay for health care reform and paying for the Making Work Pay tax credit.

In short, cap and trade is in upwards of $1.9 trillion put into the hands of government to reduce CO2 emissions; but it won’t accomplish even that. Not with China and India continuing to build more coal-fired power plants. It will raise an average family's annual energy bill by $1,500, and destroy 1-3 million jobs per year, over the next 15 years.

Part 4 - All cap and trade programs are not created equal.
by Michael Williams
June 25, 2009

Proponents of Waxman-Markey argue that the CO2 cap and trade bill is similar to the cap and trade program enacted by the Clean Air Act of 1990 (CAA), which reduced the sulfur emissions that cause acid rain.

Not quite.

The sulfur dioxide program initially targeted only 110 coal-fired power plants. It was eventually expanded to 445 power plants. CO2 and GHG are emitted from power plants. They are also released from refineries, industrial plants, planes, trains, automobiles, ships, home furnaces, fertilizer production, farm animals, and millions of other sources, including humans. Most mosquito and insect traps emit CO2.

Waxman-Markey proposes a comprehensive, economy-wide emission regulatory scheme where millions of different and individual sources of emissions come under its purview. That is a far cry from 445 power plants and is another dangerous power grab by the federal government.

Also, many low-cost sulfur dioxide control options existed when the CAA took effect. This is not the case with carbon dioxide control technologies. There are few, if any, control technologies that are commercially available at commercially competitive prices. For instance, in 1990, power generators could reduce sulfur dioxide emissions by using “low-sulfur coal”. There is no “low-carbon dioxide coal” and clean coal with carbon capture and storage, while promising, has yet to be proven.

Energy conservation and efficiency, wind, solar, biomass and other alternative energy technologies will assume an ever-greater portion of our national electricity portfolio. But in the near future, affordable baseload power will be provided by natural gas, clean coal, nuclear, and where available, hydro because those sources are not dependent on weather conditions to generate power.

Wind, solar and other clean, renewable energy sources simply cannot meet our nation’s energy needs today. But we can get there in time. We cannot get there, however, if we continue putting additional financial strains on those who have the technology and the capital to develop these clean technologies.

Part 5 - Getting more expensive to put lipstick on a pig
by Michael Williams
June 26, 2009

NOTE: The U.S. House passed the cap and trade legislation on Friday. It now goes to the U.S. Senate where it is expected to have a difficult road.

Warren Buffett, when talking about the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill, says simply, “It’s a tax”.

Entities as varied as the National Black Chamber of Commerce, The Brookings Institution and the Heritage Foundation agree cap and trade will reduce national GDP, eliminate jobs and lighten family wallets.

And Texas Comptroller Susan Combs estimates the typical Texas family (3.4 members) could expect to spend up to an additional $1,136 on medicine, food, clothes and other household goods and services over the next year if cap and trade passes. The price of everything from cell phones, diapers, aspirin and lipstick will rise because of increased production costs. As a regressive tax, this will disproportionately affect single moms, the poor and minorities.

As the second most populous state in the union and because of our high energy-intensity, as the energy capital of the country, the comptroller also concludes, “ the current plan to implement mandatory emissions caps will weigh far more on Texas than other regions of the country”.

Take for instance agriculture. Texas is the number three agricultural exporting state in the nation providing jobs to $1.7 million. In 2007 cash receipts from the Texas agriculture industry totaled $19.9 billion creating an impact of $100 billion for the state’s economy.

As proposed, cap and trade could impact more than 3,800 Texas farms, 28,000 beef cattle operations, and 640 dairies. For Texas cotton gins alone, the estimated cost of permitting is pegged at more than $8.5 million for 248 relatively small facilities. CO2 regulations will also increase outlays for all Texas farms, producers and processors for things like equipment installations, irrigation, fertilizer and electricity. The regulations will also have a negative impact on the rural communities in which many of these businesses operate.

Friday, June 26, 2009

The RINO's Must Go!

To the eight RINO's who joined with the Dems to support the DISASTROUS job-killing, economy-destroying energy TAX today: You will pay for this at the polls! I hope like heck the party runs someone against you in the '10 GOP primaries. We know who you are and I for one will be sending in my $ to your primary opponents.

Nobody who cares about the future of this country could vote in favor of this monstrosity! We expect reckless votes from Dems but there is no excuse for a Republican to join in this madness! Good riddance RINO's - time for you to go!

Kudos to the 44 Dems who did the right thing today and defied Obama, Pelosi & Gore! It shows there are still a few Dems out there who aren't left - wings loonies. Albeit very few.

Bud Light Time

Tom & I are taking a few days of vacation and have no plans as of yet. We talked quite a bit about traveling but never got around to booking a trip. It now looks like we'll be staying in Big D, which is fine by me. We've both been extremely busy lately and work is starting to take its toll. I think more than anything we just need some R&R, even if it is just hangin' by the pool at home.

I don't drink much, usually just a beer or two on Friday evening after work. I suspect though that I'll be consuming a few more brews than usual over the next several days. I'm sipping a Bud Light now and it sure tastes good! Cheers!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tom to Lead His Company's United Way Campaign

I'm so proud of Tommy. Today he met with the CEO of his company so that they could get to know each other and to discuss United Way.

Background: The Executive Leadership Team had decided that Tom would be a good person to lead the company's United Way campaign. The company president called Tom into his office on Monday to find out if he'd be interested. He gave Tom the night to think about it.

As always, I couldn't help but put in my two cents - which was that he should do it. Tom also spoke to his dad who told him the same thing. Well, Tuesday morning Tom informed the company president that he was up for the challenge.

That led to the meeting today with the company CEO. Tom says he thinks things went well and I'm sure that they did. I have so much respect for Tom. He is a super talented manager and I'm sure he will do a great job! He has the leadership skills to excel at any opportunity that comes his way.

Notre Dame Scandal - Press Release

Today the Cardinal Newman Society issued the below statement:

First 300,000 Petition Signatures Delivered to Notre Dame Board Members, Fr. Jenkins
Copies Are Being Rushed to Rome, Papal Nuncio, USCCB and ND Bishop John D’Arcy

Manassas, Va. – Today, April 29, 2009, the first 300,000 names of individuals who signed the petition at — opposing the University of Notre Dame’s decision to honor President Barack Obama at commencement — are being delivered to Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the Board of Trustees and the Board of Fellows as they prepare for scheduled meetings on Friday, May 1, at Notre Dame.

As of this morning, more than 344,000 people have signed the petition, but because of the overwhelming numbers it took The Cardinal Newman Society more than 24 hours to prepare the data and print more than 64,000 sheets of paper, double sided, which were then bound in notebooks and sent via FedEx to Father Jenkins and individual members of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees and Board of Fellows.

Copies of the petitions are also being rushed by The Cardinal Newman Society, which sponsored the petition, to Archbishop Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education; Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Apostolic Nuncio (Vatican ambassador) to the United States; Francis Cardinal George, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB); Bishop John D’Arcy, of Fort Wayne-South Bend, who presides over Notre Dame; and Bishop Robert McManus, Chairman of the USCCB Education Committee.

“Only the Notre Dame Trustees and Fellows have direct authority over Father Jenkins, so their meetings on Friday are our best hope for an end to this scandal,” said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society.

“It is critical for all of us to pray that the Trustees and Fellows charged with safeguarding Notre Dame’s Catholic identity will heed the 50 bishops and hundreds of thousands of faithful Catholics urging Notre Dame to withdraw its invitation to President Obama.”

The University of Notre Dame is governed by a 12-member Board of Fellows, including six Holy Cross priests, who are charged with ensuring “that the University maintains its essential character as a Catholic institution of higher learning.” The Fellows delegate most of their governing authority to the 38-member Board of Trustees, comprised mostly of lay people.

The university’s charter states: "The essential character of the University as a Catholic institution of higher learning shall at all times be maintained, it being the stated intention and desire of the present Fellows of the University that the University shall retain in perpetuity its identity as such an institution."

Specter's Exit Long Overdue

I'm pleased to see that PA Senator Arlen Specter has switched parties. He should feel right at home with the Secular/Socialists (the Democrat Party). Sen. Specter was the poster boy of RINO's. I honestly can't think of one single value that Senator Specter holds in common with conservatives.

I've always known he is far left on social issues - that was a given. However I mistakenly thought that Sen. Specter may still possess some remote sense of fiscal conservatism. So much for that! When he supported the fiscally irresponsible porkulus bill that was a new low - even for him. At that point I knew that we could never count on Sen. Specter to vote responsibly on anything.

Amongst all of the chatter in the liberal media about the Tax Day Tea Parties being Obama bashing events (which they were not), they mostly neglected to mention that a lot of Republicans got called out too. In fact, at the Dallas Tea Party the loudest boos of the evening came at the mention of Senator Specter's name.

Senator Specter had to know how disliked he is within the Republican party. The latest Rasmussen poll had former Rep. Pat Toomey with a 21 point lead over Sen. Specter in the 2010 GOP primary race for U.S. Senate. Clearly Sen. Specter could never win again as a Republican. Now let's hope Sen. Specter's desperate attempt to prolong his disgraceful Senate career as a Secular/Socialist (Democrat) comes up short. Go future Senator Toomey and good riddance Senator Specter!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Update on Notre Dame Scandal

It's very sad that Rev. Jenkins has made a mockery of Catholic values and brought disgrace upon the University of Notre Dame. I'm so glad that Mary Ann Glendon has refused to participate in this travesty. She is to be commended for her integrity. Below is a news release posted today on the Cardinal Newman Society website:

Mary Ann Glendon Declines ND ‘Laetare Medal’ Due to Selection of Obama as Commencement Speaker

At the news of Ambassador Mary Ann Glendon’s decision to decline the University of Notre Dame’s offer of the prestigious Laetare Medal and a speaking platform on account of the selection of President Obama as commencement speaker, Cardinal Newman Society president Patrick J. Reilly issued the following statement:

“Mary Ann Glendon is one of the most accomplished Catholic and pro-life leaders of our time. In heroic fashion, she has willingly sacrificed an award that she richly deserves, as a casualty of Notre Dame's choice to betray its Catholic mission. We urge Catholics nationwide to continue to pray that Notre Dame will end this scandal.”

Below is the text of the Honorable Mary Ann Glendon’s letter to the president of The University of Notre Dame, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

April 27, 2009
The Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
University of Notre Dame

Dear Father Jenkins,

When you informed me in December 2008 that I had been selected to receive Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal, I was profoundly moved. I treasure the memory of receiving an honorary degree from Notre Dame in 1996, and I have always felt honored that the commencement speech I gave that year was included in the anthology of Notre Dame’s most memorable commencement speeches. So I immediately began working on an acceptance speech that I hoped would be worthy of the occasion, of the honor of the medal, and of your students and faculty.

Last month, when you called to tell me that the commencement speech was to be given by President Obama, I mentioned to you that I would have to rewrite my speech. Over the ensuing weeks, the task that once seemed so delightful has been complicated by a number of factors.

First, as a longtime consultant to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, I could not help but be dismayed by the news that Notre Dame also planned to award the president an honorary degree. This, as you must know, was in disregard of the U.S. bishops’ express request of 2004 that Catholic institutions “should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles” and that such persons “should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.” That request, which in no way seeks to control or interfere with an institution’s freedom to invite and engage in serious debate with whomever it wishes, seems to me so reasonable that I am at a loss to understand why a Catholic university should disrespect it.

Then I learned that “talking points” issued by Notre Dame in response to widespread criticism of its decision included two statements implying that my acceptance speech would somehow balance the event:

• “President Obama won’t be doing all the talking. Mary Ann Glendon, the former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, will be speaking as the recipient of the Laetare Medal.”

• “We think having the president come to Notre Dame, see our graduates, meet our leaders, and hear a talk from Mary Ann Glendon is a good thing for the president and for the causes we care about.”

A commencement, however, is supposed to be a joyous day for the graduates and their families. It is not the right place, nor is a brief acceptance speech the right vehicle, for engagement with the very serious problems raised by Notre Dame’s decision—in disregard of the settled position of the U.S. bishops—to honor a prominent and uncompromising opponent of the Church’s position on issues involving fundamental principles of justice.

Finally, with recent news reports that other Catholic schools are similarly choosing to disregard the bishops’ guidelines, I am concerned that Notre Dame’s example could have an unfortunate ripple effect.

It is with great sadness, therefore, that I have concluded that I cannot accept the Laetare Medal or participate in the May 17 graduation ceremony.

In order to avoid the inevitable speculation about the reasons for my decision, I will release this letter to the press, but I do not plan to make any further comment on the matter at this time.

Yours Very Truly,

Mary Ann Glendon

Mary Ann Glendon is Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. A member of the editorial and advisory board of First Things, she served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican from 2007 to 2009.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Greinke Does it Again!

Zack Greinke continues to sparkle! Greinke pitched a three hit complete game and would have had a shutout if it wasn't for an unearned run in the 5th. Zack struck out 10. Grienke is now 4-0 and still has an ERA of 0.00.
Royals 6. Tigers 1. KC is now 9-7 and in sole possession of 1st place - assuming the White Sox, who are behind 12-0, lose.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

No Excuse for Perez Hilton's Behavior

Re: The Perez Hilton vs. Carrie Prejean (Miss California) saga

I strongly condemn Perez Hilton's boorish behavior. Believe me Hilton does not speak for all gays and lesbians. Personally I'm embarrassed by him and gays like him. His hateful rantings are despicable and totally out of line. He owes Miss California a GENUINE apology.

Hilton asked Carrie Prejean a question about gay marriage and she gave an honest answer. Well that was just too much for the bigoted Hilton to take. How dare a contestant in the Miss USA pageant answer a question with integrity rather than political correctness! We can't have that!

Hilton's subsequent personal attacks on Prejean reinforce what I have learned through personal experience and that is this: Some of the most intolerant people around are the same gays and lesbians who are always preaching to others about tolerance. As a gay conservative I know firsthand the abuse that gay liberals will heap on anyone who dares to disagree with them about anything.

As far as gay marriage goes I have mixed feelings, but that is a subject for another post. My point here is that people ought to be able to express their opinion on the issue without worrying about coming under attack.

It especially troubles me that Christians are coming under attack more and more often nowadays. Without doubt, Christians are the most persecuted group of people in America today. The hate and bigotry that secularists like Perez Hilton spew forth daily against people of faith sickens me. The sad reality is that there are a lot of Perez Hiltons out there. God help us!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Royals vs. Rangers

Texas Rangers 6. Kansas City Royals 5.
Tom and I went to the Rangers/Royals game this afternoon. We had a good time despite the Royals losing. At least when we left, after the Royals batted in the top of the 8th, KC was up 5-2. We listened to the rest of the game on the way home and I'm glad we weren't there. The Royals bullpen had a total meltdown. The Rangers scored three runs in the bottom of the 8th to tie it. Then Michael Young hit a home run in the bottom of the 9th to win it for the Rangers.

We had great seats right behind the 3rd base dugout. Tom didn't care that we were in the sun and got up several times during the game to stand in the shade. I enjoyed the sun very much - my only regret is that I didn't wear sun screen and got a little bit burnt.

As usual there were a lot of Royals fans at the game since there are many Kansas City natives living in Dallas. In the top pic above I'm wearing the free Rangers cap they gave me at the gate (it was Cap Day today) - but my heart is still with the Royals. We usually try to go to see the Royals every time they are in town.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Greinke Pitches a Gem

Royals 2 Rangers 0
Just finished watching the Royals & Rangers game. My favorite pitcher, Zack Greinke, pitched a complete game shutout. Wow! This would be a great start against anyone but considering all of the bats in the Rangers lineup it is extremely impressive! Greinke now owns the team record for consecutive scoreless innings pitched (34) surpassing Kevin Appier. He is 3-0 and has not allowed a run in 20 innings in 2009. Way to go Zack!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Come and Get Me Janet

Sure signs you are a potentially dangerous right-wing extremist and will be subject to monitoring by Obama's homeland "security" department:

You believe in God and you live your faith.

You believe that "Thou shalt not kill" means exactly what it says.

You believe charity is defined by what you give of yourself - not by how much you demand others to give of themselves.

You believe in American exceptionalism and that the U.S. has been a force for good in the world.

You believe that freedom isn't free and must be constantly safeguarded.

You believe in peace through strength.

You are a veteran and strong supporter of the U.S. military.

You believe liberty is an inalienable right that cannot be conferred or taken away by government.

You don't believe in a "living" Constitution - nor do you believe in judicial activism.

You believe in the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, the right to keep & bear arms and the rest of the Bill Of Rights.

You judge people by the content of their character - not by the color of their skin.

You trust your friends and neighbors more than you trust government.

You believe that capitalism beats all the other "isms".

You believe that we are Taxed Enough Already.

You work and pay your own way in life and expect others to do the same.

You believe in personal responsibility and that rewarding bad behavior just encourages more bad behavior.

You believe it is quite reasonable to question the "science" of global warming.

You believe in protecting our borders.