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Ryan Could Help Win Ohio

Paul Ryan the Numbers Guru

“Trey Hardin, a Republican strategist and senior vice president at Vox Global, said that Ryan’s Midwestern roots would help the ticket throughout the Midwest – not just in Ohio and Wisconsin, but also in Pennsylvania, a state that has gone to the Democratic presidential candidate in every election since 1992 but some Republican strategists hope could be a swing state this cycle.

“It’s just a matter of being able to relate,” said Hardin.

Moreover, Ryan helps balance the ticket in a way that could be an asset for Romney given Ohio’s demographics.”

Ken Blackwell thinks Paul Ryan will appeal to voters in Ohio.  Ryan also earned  his graduate degree from Miami University in Oxford Ohio which may give him another boost.

Paul Ryan has many of the qualities that states like Ohio and Pennsylvania look for in a candidate.  It could be that while this is a boost for Romney in Wisconsin, this Romney pick may also be a hit for these other states as well.

This is cautionary since Romney/Ryan decided to go bold and take up the debate on debt and the so called entitlements.  Particularly with Medicare the Obama campaign is already running ads about Ryan killing granny.  When do they ever stop with that nonsense? 

I overheard Kirsten Powers,  (leftist guest) on Fox say the demon rats are thrilled with the pick of Ryan.  She said, “they are talking about the entitlement programs and that subject is “toxic”.  Of course she is merely repeating what the WH campaign wants her to say like the good little girl foot soldier she is.

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Romney/Ryan Met in Wisconsin By Cheering Crowds

Tonight the Romney/Ryan team met in Wisconsin to crowds cheering so much it was difficult to quiet them down.  It was a sight to see.  All that cheering and chanting, “USA”.  I felt my spirits lift. This was the 3rd time the Romney/Ryan team attended a rally and there were massive crowds each time.

Just look at that crowd folks.  People everywhere chanting USA, USA

As I watched Romney and Ryan try to get to the podium, so many people stopped them to shake their hands.  It was amazing.  I do believe with these types of crowds they are receiving that America is awake and wanting their country back again. The roar of the crowd tells it all. 

When Romney spoke he told the crowd there were five things he was going to do right away if he becomes the President.

The first thing he said, “I’m going to put all our energy to work, wind, solar, nuclear, oil, coal.”  I was never so happy to hear this.  I believe that Romney will get the EPA off the backs of the coal companies,  lift the moratorium on drilling for oil.  We are going to get our natural resources back that belong to us anyway, not to one man sitting in the oval office who thinks he can eat out our very existence.

He intends to get small businesses the types of help they need to get going again and prosper.  I’m sure those who Obama told, “they didn’t build that on their own” were feeling mighty happy to hear that.  Small businesses everywhere were probably cheering at the prospect of the draconian rules and regulations that Obama put on them being lifted from their shoulders.

This is the first time I’ve felt any hope and joy on the political end of life in years.  I do hope this ticket wins and wins big.  By the size of the crowds and the almost unrelenting cheers,  just maybe God will drive the evil spirit out of the White House for good.

Let’s all pray for our nation from now to election day.  Let it be heard all over the country.  Let’s pray that God will light up America again with hope, freedom, liberty, opportunity, prosperity, and joy. And may God give us back our Republic and deliver us from the evil in the White House.

One of the Best Political Ads

This really is what Campaign 2012 is all about.  Romney’s ad gets high marks for being one of the most honest ads out there today according to Human Events.

Romney is putting Obama on the defense where he belongs.

Truth About Obama’s Home State

Goodbye to Illinois

Former State Senator and Republican Cook County Board President candidate Roger Keats and his wife Tina are leaving Illinois to live in Texas. They bid farewell to their Illinois friends with the following letter.

Dear friends,As we leave Illinois for good, I wanted to say goodbye and wish all of you well. I am a lifelong son of the heartland and proud of “The Land of Lincoln” state.After 60 years, I leave Illinois with a heavy heart. But enough is enough.
The leaders of Illinois refuse to see we can’t continue going in the direction we are and expect people who have options to stay here.I remember when Illinois had 25 congressmen. In 2012 we will have 18.
Compared to the rest of the country we have lost 1/4th of our population.
Don’t blame the weather, because most of us love the 4 beautiful seasons of Illinois.

Illinois just sold still more bonds, and our credit rating is so bad we pay higher interest rates than junk bonds. Junk Bonds!

Illinois is ranked:
• 50th for fiscal policy
• 47th in job creation
• 1st in unfunded pension liabilities
• 2nd largest budget deficit
• 1st in failing schools
• 1st in bonded indebtedness
• Highest sales tax in the nation
• Most judges indicted (Operations Greylord and Gambat)

Five of our last 9 elected governors have been indicted. That is more than the other 49 states added together! Then add 32 Chicago Aldermen and (according to the Chicago Tribune) over 1,000 state and municipal employees indicted.

The corruption tax is a real cost of doing business. We are the butt of jokes for stand-up comics. We live in the most corrupt big city, in the most corrupt big county, in the most corrupt state in America. I am sick and tired of subsidizing crooks. A day rarely passes without an article about the corruption and incompetence. Chicago even got caught rigging the tests to hire policemen and firemen!

Our Crook County corporate tax system is intentionally corrupt. The Democrat State Chairman, who is also the Speaker of the Illinois House (Speaker Mike Madigan), and the most senior alderman in Chicago, each make well over a million dollars a year putting the fix in for their clients tax assessments.

Cook County’s property tax system is a disaster: The assessed value of our Chicago home was 50% higher than the sale price. Our home value is down 40%, our property taxes are up 20%, and our local schools have still another referendum on the ballot to increase taxes more than 20% next year.

The Illinois system is unfair and incompetent. In the Hill Country of Texas (near Austin and San Antonio) we bought a gracious home on almost 2 acres with a swimming pool. It is new, will cost us around 40% of what our home in Wilmette just sold for, and the property taxes are a third of what they are here.

We are moving to Texas where there is no income tax, while Illinois just went up 67%. Texas sales tax is half of ours, which is the highest in the nation. Southern states are supportive of job producers, taxpayers and folks who offer opportunities to their residents. Illinois shakes them down for every penny that can be extorted from them.

I could go on, but enough is enough. I feel as if we are standing on the deck of the Titanic and I can see the icebergs right in front of us.

I will miss our friends a great deal. I have called Illinois home for essentially my entire life. But it is time to go where there is honest, competent, and cost effective government. We have chosen to vote with our feet and our wallets.

Our best wishes to all of you.


Roger and Tina Keats


Last night Lou Dobbs compared two governors, Bob McDonald, a Republican who believes in free market enterprise from Virginia, the other a liberal, Martin O’Malley, from Maryland who believes in tax the people to death.

The differences are stark and tell the true story.  Virginia is doing very well as McDonald cut taxes, has new businesses and more citizens are coming to live in Virginia.  Also the State has a budget surplus.

In contrast Martin O’Malley, a democrat from Maryland raised taxes 19 times, has lost over 100, 000 citizens who fled the state and the state is in the red for their budget.

So when the Liar in Chief says the “free market” has never worked this is a good example how he lies and how liberal’s policies do NOT work. And that is just these two states.

And from this letter Donna sent me, Illinois is in the same kind of trouble. They are suffering with businesses leaving and high taxes.  Their governor is Pat Quinn, another democrat who is on the wrong track.

Need I say more?

A hat tip to Donna for sending this to me.  Thanks Donna.

Obama Blues


For your entertainment for all of you who feel frazzled.

Community by Peppermint

On another blog, Flyover and I had a difference in opinion about how many single women are on welfare.  She knows of women like this.  I have never run across one my entire life. It made me think a bit. What are the reasons for this I wondered?

I realized that of course it goes without saying that all of us have different backgrounds, religions, communities, and experiences with people.

During my entire childhood I was raised going to Catholic schools. You can go ahead and call me a mackerel snapper if you wish. We were called those types of things when I was a kid but we never even cared. We felt grounded in our faith and that was what mattered.

Cincinnati was founded by mostly Catholic Germans and the population of Catholics had to be about 80% at that time. I don’t think it is like that today. I really can’t say. I don’t live there any longer.

I thought about what it meant to be Catholic in my community and what kinds of experiences I had. You could walk a mile in any direction and come upon a Catholic school and church.

I realize now that the Church was my foundation and the religion instilled into me is still there.  The basics were taught to us.  Respect, a good work ethic, treating people with humanity was all part of our learning. Discipline was enforced by the nuns and nobody fooled with the nuns. Charity was taught.

Even as kids, we did charity work.  We would have food drives whereby all of us would comb our entire community asking for food, canned goods, whatever anyone could give. This way no one in my community ever went without the necessities of life. There was no real poverty in my community because through the Catholic church it made sure no one was left without food and clothing.

During my elementary and high school years getting a good education was the main goal, unlike today’s public schools. The nuns were strict and sometimes brutal. Being strict meant nobody fooled around in school and did not interfere with others’ learning.  Each child was expected to achieve the best to their ability. You never wanted to come home with a bad report card. That meant a whooping by your parents. So by hell or high water you studied and you earned your way in school.

Achievement and the work ethic were strong foundational bases upon which stood our education.  Most of us did very well in school. It was driven into our heads that we needed a strong basis of learning to make our way in the world later on.

So the community in which I lived was a strong Catholic one. I don’t know how it is today, but I received the best education I could have ever wanted. For that I am very thankful.

Our Mothers were at home taking care of the children, not out working in the outer world.  Our neighbors knew everything we kids did so if you did something bad you knew your parents would find out. And they did. I never felt afraid in my community because everyone knew one another. Just about everyone attended the Church and the schools there.

We had festivals during the summers to raise money once again for those less fortunate than ourselves.  As kids, we got to work at the booths when we were considered old enough. These festivals were always great successes. People swarmed to them as they still do in Cincinnati now. Lots of fun to be had and good food also were staples at the festivals.

People in my town were not rich in any way. Most families had only one car and usually it was never a new one. We walked to school or rode our bikes.

Some of us had TVs and others did not. The area was mostly a middle class one.  We kids grew up not thinking we deserved anything. We deserved what we earned. We didn’t ask for money. That was considered a big NO.  We did not care. We found all kinds of activities and the church provided recreation for the older kids from puberty into high school. We were watched and once again nobody would try anything that was bad knowing you would be sharply disciplined if you did.

I realize now that because of the type of community I grew up in nobody was ever on welfare.  I never met a single person who was on the government’s list of helpless and hapless.  It was frowned upon in our town.  You were considered a low life if you did not pull yourself up by your own bootstraps and get that education you needed to never be on welfare. The people had pride in their work and their successes.

Today I see things are so different. I would never send any child of mine to a public school now. Not with what I know goes on in these schools. The children are taught nothing about respect and upholding the dignity of another. They talk back and have fights and bullying. None of this was ever allowed inside a Catholic school. We weren’t forced at age 5 to learn about homosexuality for bloody sake.

We were taught the basics, reading, writing, math, science, history, all types of social studies. Of course the Catechism was taught also and we had to attend Mass each morning before our schooling started.

It makes me feel sad that there are probably no places like that any longer. Now we have history being rewritten, PC nonsense, can’t say prayers in schools and I guess in some kids can’t even say the Pledge of Allegiance to our flag. I find this to be so disturbing.  I am just glad I was lucky enough to get such a foundation upon which I lived my life.  And that meant a strict work ethic, caring about others, having respect for people, and believing in the dignity of each and every human being.

And that led me to a Catholic nursing school whereby we learned our lessons and worked in the hospital too. I came across many indigent peoples but I never would have thought to treat them bad simply because they were poor. This hospital was not in my community.

The nuns were good to us in the hospital. We worked hard and long hours. I loved every minute of being able to help someone who needed my care. I felt as though I was at least doing God’s work for others. Hospitals are disturbing places for most people because it is a place filled with sick people in one way or another. One thing it does do for you is make you see how bad life and dying can be for people. This was back when there were no real drugs for cancer and it was a death sentence for sure.

I think everyone should be made to volunteer in a hospital for at least one day. I think all people should have to look down that belly of the beast and see the pain and the agony. It would change a lot of people’s minds on how they approach people.  I think it would give people a sense of empathy that they may never have had in their entire life. It certainly would make people think long and hard about how much they have in this life and appreciate the little things that bring us so much joy.




Bare Knuckle Truth by Dave Taylor

If you’ve read my articles and/or comments before, you already know my writing style and personality. I don’t pull punches, walk around the barn or try and make any attempt to plant nice smelling, pretty flowers around my opinion. I’m not changing today.

Here is my opinion of people that either didn’t vote in 2008 or thought they were making some great political statement by standing on their so called principles by voting third party. There were flat out stupid! The definitions of stupid are: lacking in common sense, perception, or normal intelligence, having dull mental responses; slow-witted, trivial, silly, or frivolous. I believe the word stupid is the perfect word to label these people. Ignorance has a completely different definition and simply does not apply to them.

It did not take someone with an IQ of Einstein to know what Obama would do to our country, if elected president. Did I know as much about Obama’s history as Pepp? Absolutely not. Did I take a mere 10 minutes to do my own research on Obama’s record as an IL senator? Yes I did. Did I need any more information about Obama other than that? No I did not. Was there any way McCain would have been as bad a president as Obama? No way in hell!

Obama hated our constitution and proved it while being an IL senator. What else did anyone need to know about this man? What in the hell did anyone think he would do differently than hate our constitution being president? Now all the sudden we have so many people acting surprised at what Obama has already done and there is no doubt he will do even worse to destroy our constitution and our Republic. I get emails from people all the time about what Obama is doing to our country and they right the most absorb comments to start their email with like, “YOU’RE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE WHAT OBAMA JUST DID!” Well guess what? Yeah; I do believe it and I knew he was going to do it before he was elected president. 

How in the hell can anyone honestly be shocked by what this madman is doing while president? My reply to my own question is, “They’re not really surprised at all, but rather they are trying to cover their ass because they were stupid in 2008.” “HE’S TRYING TO TAKE OUR GUNS AWAY!” Well; duh! “HE IS FURTHER PROMOTING THE KILLING OF INNOCENT CHILDREN WITH ABORTION AND THE MORNING AFTER PILL!” Well; duh! He tried to do the exact same damn thing to IL while he was their senator. “I’M STANDING ON MY PERSONAL PRINCIPLES AND WILL NOT VOTE FOR WHO THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT WANTS ME TO VOTE FOR!” Well good for you stupid! These people honestly believe their personal principles are more important than our constitution. I personally refer to that group of idiots as traitors. They did nothing more than assist Obama getting elected and now we are all having to pay the price for their stupidity. They assisted the enemy of the United States of America get into the position to betray our constitution and destroy our Republic. Anyone whose actions are that heinous against our constitution and Republic I call traitors.  No one in this country should ever put themselves before our constitution; especially those that are enjoying the great freedom’s living in this country. You know what else these people assisted our enemy in furthering? They gave aid and comfort to the enemy to help run Christianity almost completely out of our society. Now how bad is that? They not only put their own personal principles before our constitution they also put their own personal principles before God!

We are well down the path of this country being ruined and damned forever and we have that wonderful group of citizens to thank for helping that progress along very nicely. I cannot even imagine being them and having mirrors on their walls. How can a traitor to our constitution and a person that helped further the cause of running God out our country stand to see their own reflection? I would personally like to give some of those stupid people a taste of the Bare Knuckle Truth…

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