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Sarah (Barracuda) Palin Goes Al Capone On Squishy GOP Senators Who Won’t Defund ObamaCare

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Sarah PalinSarah Palin has a special message for those squishy GOP Senators who have their panties in a wad and are refusing to stand with House Republicans and support the bill passed Friday that FULLY funds the federal government while at the same time defunds the flawed ObamaCare law. From Breitbart:

“Let’s be clear. Republicans in Congress aren’t advocating a government shutdown. That’s why they voted in the House to fully fund our bureaucracy while defunding Obamacare. The conservatives in Congress are listening to the majority of Americans who do not want Obamacare.
More and more Americans are waking up to the nightmare of Obamacare as its rollout continues. Hardworking families are losing their employer-provided health care coverage. Businesses are cutting back their employees’ hours to skirt Obamacare’s mandates. Americans barely scrapping by are discovering that Obamacare has made health care completely unaffordable. Those who aren’t part of a protected special interest group have been left in the cold.
But the permanent political class is handwringing and howling that if there’s a government shutdown the media will blame Republicans for it. Here’s a little newsflash, GOP establishment: Whenever anything bad happens, the media blames Republicans for it. That’s not an excuse to roll over and play dead. It’s a call to follow the advice I give my daughters: Woman up, stand your ground, and fight like a girl!”

Way to go “barracuda”! And for those who give in to fear and allow Harry Reid to gut the Obamacare defunding from the bill without a fight she has some final words:

“Oh, and a little reminder to Republican senators up for re-election in 2014: Moose season ends soon, allowing more time on one’s hands. So, we’ll be watching your votes very carefully this week.”

That’s worthy of a rowdy, “Oh, ya betcha!”

Time For Some REAL Hope For A Change

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

I voted for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan today and am damn proud to have done so!!! In just a few hours we’ll know whether this great country of ours will be headed on the road to restoration or hurled down the dark path of perdition. For the sake of my son, his wife  and their precious sons and daughter, I have been praying for the former. Time will tell…

It’s been a long time now since your ol’ Okie has had any enthusiasm for writing on this blog. The more overdosing of Obama that we’ve had to endure, the more bitter and negative I became… to the point that I no longer could see a point to it. Opining just wasn’t going to get anything done about the nightmare.

Three years ago I began working with Sonja Eddings Brown on a project called “The Kitchen Cabinet” – a political website oriented towards conservative women. I had worked for her briefly in ’06 on the California Constitutional Amendment, Prop 8, and had built a blog,, for her husband Lowell and his blogging partner John, who both had been part of a Southern California Christian Bloggers Association formed in the Spring of 2005 of which John and I were two of the founding members. Sonja art directed me on their major redesign a couple of years after we had originally put together their blog.

The first Photoshop sketches for TKC were done in the Fall of ’09 and the initial launch was in the Spring of 2010. The site was extensively revised that August to get it ready for the 2010 election cycle where it played an important roll in coordinating conservative women’s groups across the country in their efforts that helped lead to the largest pickup of GOP House seats in decades as well as many Governorships.

This election cycle it has been all about electing Mitt Romney as the 45th President of the United States. Tonight we’ll see if we have been able to help get that done. I’m but a small cog in a big machine, but it sure is nice to be DOING something rather than just constantly complaining… However, I do feel some major inner-irritation coming on — and I don’t know a better way to get that out of my system than to come here and vent!

Is Okie back? Guess like tonight’s results… we’ll just have to wait and see.

Oh — If you even wondered just how the Golden State of California has gotten itself into such a sad state, check out my friend Laer Pearce’s new book, “Crazifornia”. It’s a nightmare of a cautionary tale to all those that still believe in the Progressive Way.

“When you try to make a nation foolproof, you make a nation of fools.” – Bill Whittle

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Conservative thought-master Bill Whittle on just about . . . everything!

Attack Watch!!!!!!!!!!!! Turn Your Own Self In

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Attack WatchWith Obamanomics failing miserably, and Obamacare not even cutting in our here in the Granola State, the administration’s reelection efforts have come down to this: Attack Watch — a site where you can key them in directly to any attacks, smears, or complaints about our Narcissist-in-Chief simply by filling out a little form. How convenient.

Bill Whittle, eminent Conservative thinker/writer/video maker has a post that encourages all of us who are disappointed with the mighty Obama to turn ourselves in, and then make our own reeducation identity badges:

So, here’s the thing: anyone whose sense of civic duty compels them to report themselves, and then make their own ATTACK WATCH! graphic will get it posted here. That way, the President of the United States will not have to waste all of that time surfing the internet to compile his Enemies List: it will all be right here in one place for easy re-education assignments!

So, I did and here’s my badge:

Okie's Attack Watch Badge

Just to get you up to speed:

Oh well — better get my own self ready to eat all those dang peas . . . 😉

Some Thoughts On Weinergate, Presidential Golfing & CNN

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Okie's Up the Wazzoo AwardWeinergate. The very word makes one giggle like a grade-schooler . . . by junior high we had more “manly” words for our little fellas. Representative Anthony Weiner sure seems to be proud of his so we are giving him the coveted “Head Up the ‘ol Wazzoo Award” for how he’s handled his, uh, little problem. Apparently he likes to take underwear pics of it, too . . . although he doesn’t seem to be able to keep track of what happens to them afterwards. But wait, if you don’t listen to talk radio, or watch Fox News, you might not even know what this is about. Kind of like when the mainstream media “held” the story of John Edwards hiding his mistress and using campaign funds to pay her off during his ’08 run in the Democratic primaries. Anyone want to speculate how that would have been handled if it had been a Republican candidate?

At least now with a Federal indictment and arrest of Edwards yesterday, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and the liberal newspapers have had to step up and tell the whole story. If I were them, I’d have been ashamed to have been scooped and out-moxied by The National Enquirer way back then! But, I do digress, so back to Weinergate (giggle). The Left tried their darnedest to destroy Breitbart for breaking the story over at Big Government, but now they seem to understand that was a futility!

In his NRO piece, Is Weiner Being Frank?, Jonah Goldberg asks and answers the questions the MSM just can’t bear to deal with:

So when the busy Mr. Weiner was asked on Wednesday if he was the guy pictured in the photo of a man in tight gray briefs in a state of readiness the folks at NORAD might describe as “Defcon 1,” the congressman responded that he just couldn’t say for sure. “I don’t know what photographs are out there in the world of me,” he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

And, really, who can blame him? I mean, how can we expect him to be able to keep track of all his groin shots, either in his personal archives or out there “in the world”?

Can Justin Bieber account for all of his headshots and cellphone pics? Of course not. So why should we expect Weiner to know for sure whether that’s one of his pics?

It’s very clever and funny, so go and read it all! Hey, how about another game of golf for the Mighty “O”? Nothing really there to report, it just sounds funny to me. What else does the guy do? He sure hasn’t done much to help the struggling economic recovery. As noted by Jim Geraghty in a CNN interview, unemployment is high and will probably remain so next year.

I tried to point out that this is a central point of the traditional argument of challengers against presidential incumbents: “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” For eight years, Democrats painted the Bush years, with their 4 to 6 percent unemployment, as the bad old days of economic deprivation. (Here’s a letter from Nancy Pelosi and Tom Daschle bewailing high unemployment and the tough job market in December 2003, when the unemployment rate was 5.7 percent.) Sure, Obama and the Democratic Congress inherited a tough economic circumstance — but with large congressional majorities able to pass the stimulus and the health-care bill, most Americans haven’t felt any significant improvement in their lives.

CNN lackey Ali Velshi didn’t like that observation at all, accusing Geraghty of spewing GOP talking points and saying that he needed to come to interviews like this one “better armed.” Gotta LUV the libs — “They can’t handle the truth!”

One last note for today, yesterday the story broke about a U.S. District Court judge in Texas ruling that no one could pray at a specific Texas high school graduation ceremony, under threat of going to jail. Evidently there is some sanity at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals as a justice there overturned that ruling in time or the school to have it’s graduation as it as intended.

Public prayer will be allowed at a Texas high school graduation after a federal appeals court on Friday reversed a ban won by an agnostic family that claimed ceremony traditions such as invocations were unconstitutional.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted an emergency appeal filed by the Medina Valley Independent School District. Its San Antonio-area high school was ordered by a federal judge earlier this week to forbid students from asking audience members to join in prayer or bow their heads during Saturday’s graduation.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Christa and Danny Schultz, who said watching their son receive a diploma this weekend would amount to forced religious participation.

The lesson in all this? Don’t give up . . . they haven’t won, yet.

NH Democratic Party accused of ‘religious intolerance’

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

I guess if you are a New Hampshire Democrat, expressing your belief in God at a political event is now a crime? Here’s the truly, awful event.

Makes one wonder what’s in the water up there in good ol’ NH. I liked his statement, “The Republican Party is not our savior.” There’s some truth for ya.

This country was founded by men that believed in God, the Creator, and they wrote that this belief would be necessary for Liberty to survive. For, if our rights are not given to us by God, and they come from man, then Man can deprive us of them at any time.

This is what has distinguished our country from all those before is founding and all those since.

May God continue to bless America . . . but that isn’t gonna go on forever if we continue to turn our collective face away from Him.