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I am NOT running for Congress, however Star Parker is. I stepped aside so she could run unopposed. Why? I cannot say a negative word against this wonderful lady, and I truly believe she can and will do as good (if not better) a job in Congress as I would have. Besides, do know how much work this takes? It’s ridiculous! I spent more time at the registrar’s office than in my district! That has to change. No wonder we have so many incumbents…

Editor’s Note: I have moved back to Rosemary’s Thoughts if you would like to follow to me there. I am also on Twitter (http://twitter.com/RosemarysNews) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000758244750). See ya around. ;)

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Since I last posted here, a lot has happened. I have a blog and and a website now concerning my jump into politics. I do use the blog more often, though. It is easier.

I have been so busy! Oh my. It is good work though. I enjoy it. Well, most of the time. I don’t enjoy getting lost on the bus. I’ll be on the radio today with Twana at Support Our Troops in Word and Deed. (On Blog Talk Radio.) The time depends on which time zone you are in, and I do not know their starting point.

For California, it will either be 4:30, 5:30, or 6:30 pm. On her site it says 7:30, but I have no idea as to which time zone, as I stated. Just go to her site and keep checking.

So how have you all been? You may not believe this, but I have more blogs now than when I started to transfer over to Rosemary’s Thoughts! I wanted to do that, if I remember correctly, so I could put all my writings in one site. Then came The Conservative Underground along with the Smart Girl Politics which is fabulous. Yes, we welcome men to join as well! ;)

Well, I must be running. It’s already after 5am! Have a very nice day.

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I have been organizing Tea Parties, petitioning my Congresswoman and Senators, Assemblywoman and State Senator, and I have come to the conclusion that the only way to solve California’s problems is to get rid of everyone in office and replace them with grassroot people like us. In order to do this, we need many volunteers to step up to the plate. This is a grassroots movement politicians. How does the unemployment line look now?

I have met so many talented people while in Long Beach, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and through the internet and on conference calls. I believe there are enough of us to do what needs to be done.

Many may ask (or say) that we have no experience in politics. For some of us this is true, others of us have helped at campaigns. Those of us who have helped at campaigns I believe are sick and tired of elected liars and have been very disappointed at all the broken promises.

So what and who am I? I am a Conservative who loves animals, sports, family, the Military, the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution. I am a pro-life, Evangalical Christian who believes the government has crossed the line. Which one, you ask? Good question, since they’ve crossed so many.

No government has the right to deprive a city, town, or individual of their livlihood without fair compensation [See 5th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States]. This has been so distorted that there are citizens within our Central Valley that have ZERO water because of a stupid ALIEN fish. That is correct. It’s origins are NOT the Delta. So why don’t they catch them all and let them go somewhere else? Because that makes sense!

That is just one example of government intrusion. How do you like these new showerheads that moniter how fast the water is coming out? I’ll tell you what, I’m tired of running around in the shower trying to get wet!

There are 5000 committees which pay very nicely (we have 5000+ cases of ‘taxation without represention’), some or most receive over $100,000 per year for meeting once a month. Yes, these are termed-out politicians. They all need to be shut down. That includes you too, CARB [California Air Resources Bureau(?)]. TURN THE WATER ON!

I question whether or not I am a free marketer, or if the people who use that term realize what an oxymoron it is. Let’s take a quick look at China. That country that sold and/or watch as almost all of nuclear arms flowed into N. Korea’s warchest. We don’t charge China for the junk they bring into our country to undercut our own manufacturers, yet we have to pay tarriffs and wonder still if they will come and take our companies. Hmm. Is that free-marketing? Not in my eyes. If I’m wrong, please explain to me why trading with an enemy of America is ‘free’?

I am interested in foreign policy issues, but I believe our state is in much more need of fixing. Although someone should still run against Congresswoman Richardson. She has stayed in office only because no one opposes her.

In the State of California, we should have a Right to Work Law. As most of us have seen, ACORN is a corrupt organization, and they have their tenacles everywhere, such as the SEIU and other unions. I do not believe Californians should be penalized or forced to have their money stolen from them when they choose not to belong to a union. However if they choose to belong to a union, that’s a different story. But it should not be any of our business! Don’t we have enough to fix?

Well, I’ve addressed only a few of my concerns. I’d really like to talk about the schools and my easy solution to some of the problems. Make the principle the boss. Let the teachers teach reading, writing, math, history, American History, languages if they choose, art, sports, Excercise, etc. Teachers are closest to their students so they know what is needed. You will never be able to convince me that someone in DC knows what is better for our students than do our parents and teachers. Never.

So, should I run for California State Assembly District 54? I would like your feedback. If I receive a good amount of comments, I will start an exploratory committee. Until then, I have to wait. Why? I don’t know too many people. Yes, I know this is a drawback, but that’s what hitting the pavement is for! On the brighter side, I have fresher ideas and the passion to go along with them. Being a Citizen Representative may be just the shot in the arm this state needs. What say you?

I’d like to thank all of you in advance for your comments, suggestions, critiques, etc. I cannot eccept any money yet, so don’t ask why I don’t have it set up yet. Without officially opening the exploratory committee, I cannot receive monies for this purpose. I’ll let you know where to find the site I set up so you contribute once everything is in motion. God bless you, and be safe.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

Cross-posted @ Rosemary’s Thoughts.

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It appears as if President Obama does not really care about womens’ rights, freedom, Liberty, the 1st or 2nd (or any) Amendments, so Iranian dissidents have turned their eyes toward an unexpected neighbor. Israel. Here is an excerpt:

Iranian Dissident: Dear Israeli Brothers and Sisters – Help Us!
by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz

“Dear Israeli Brothers and Sisters,” writes Iranian dissident Arash Irandoost, “Iran needs your help more than ever now. And we will be eternally grateful. Please help opposition television and radio stations which are blocked and being jammed by the Islamic Republic (Nokia and Siemens) resume broadcast to Iran. There is a total media blackout and Iranians inside Iran for the most part are not aware of their brave brothers and sisters fighting and losing their lives daily. And the unjust treatment and brutal massacre of the brave Iranians in the hands of the mullah’s paid terrorist Hamas and Hizbullah gangs are not seen by the majority of the Iranians. Please help in any way you can to allow these stations resume broadcasting to Iran.

“And, please remember that we will remember, as you have remembered Cyrus the Great’s treatment of you in your time of need,” Irandoost concludes, signing his blogged call for help “Your Iranian Brothers and Sisters!” [Please read the whole article at Israel News.]

What is happening is atrocious, and the world remains silent. Is this how Hitler rose to power? I thought we swore, “Never again!”? Shall we sit here, comfortably, getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July? What does the 4th of July really mean to you if you can sit by and say nothing?

These are our brothers and sisters. Especially if you are a Christian. What can we do, you ask yourself or me? We can burn the phone lines down calling President Obama (1-202-456-1111) and let him know what you think of his silence! You can call your representatives (1-202-224-3121 or 225-3121, they both work) and encourage them to speak out for the dissidents in Iran. We can also encourage them to put the money back into the fund set up by the Republicans and some Democrats for the Iranian dissidents. We can help them with news through TV stations that the mullahs won’t have the time to block, at least not all of them! We can also use the radio. Whatever ideas you have, share them.

Where are all the Muslims who rallied when you thought it possible that any type of book could be flushed down a toilet let alone a Koran? WHERE IS YOUR VOICE? Do you not see the horror? Or do you approve of it? How about it CAIR? Yes, I guess we know where you stand.

Let me tell you something, though. There were people protesting all across this nation. I did notice you. There were probably more of you than any TV station is about to admit, which leads me to question whether or not we truly do have a free press or just a lazy one? From New York City to California. From sea to shining sea. Yes, injustice was proclaimed by the PEOPLE, not by these so-called groups that claim to represent you. Please remember this the next time they start squaking. It’s probably for their masters. Do you really want to please those dictators? I didn’t think so.

Everyone stay safe, keep praying, keep protesting, and come to my Tea Party on the 4th of July at Bixby Park, 130 Cherry Ave, Long Beach, California. We shall be having a moment of silence, and I will be wearing a green t-shirts. What is right is right, and it doesn’t matter that it’s not happening here. The truth is, it most certainly could. We must all be grateful. Have a nice day.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

Cross-posted @ Rosemary’s Thoughts. Digg! Digg!

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There are two cartoons today that capture the mood of many. For those of you who’ve been somewhere in the woods for the past week or so, President Obama has released those Chinese terrorists from Gitmo to go to Bermuda on our dime. Yup. They’re living the life of luxury that 2996 of our fellow citizens never had the opportunity to do because these scumbags murdered them on September 11, 2001. Even if it wasn’t them personally, they’re with the monsters who did. Here are the cartoons. They speak for themselves.

Hat tip: Michael Ramirez and nbradfield.

This next cartoon is an oldie but relevant.

Hat tip: Chris (from Day by Day).

If you cannot read the writings, please click on the picture. I’ve added their links for you. Have a nice day. I’m sure it will be nicer than the one they’re having in Iran, but then again, they’re fighting for freedom and Liberty. What are you fighting for again? Sad.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

Cross-posted @ Rosemary’s Thoughts. Digg! Digg!

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This is a link to a video of what is happening in Tehran today. It is not as graphic as some others I’ve heard about. I can only say that because I cannot bear to watch them.

Here are some articles:

پخش زنده برنامه های تلويزيونی فائزه هاشمی آزاد شد “ده کشته” و “یکصد زخمی” در درگیری های دیروز تهران چه کسانی پس از اعلام نتایج انتخابات بازداشت شده اند؟ درخواست موسوی از مردم حین درگیری های تهران

Oh my. You don’t read Farsi, do you? How about this? Try the Google Translator. Remember to copy the text you want to translate, then click on Google translator.

Here is the link to the article and video from BBC news. I like the way the protesters back down the monsters who are doing the killing. Animals.

UPDATE: This just in from Winston. The title of this is “Iran Street Clashes Despite ‘Several Deaths’”, but I call it “Afraid No More!” (Video by MiddleEastNews from SkyNews tv.)

Do you think maybe they’ve been watching too many American news reports? Agh. So what! They have had it with their oppressors, and I’m glad. Let us pray for their safety, success, freedom, Liberty, and sense of responsibility. Let them truly enter the community of the world with peace. Amen.

PS. If you disagree, I don’t care. I understand the risks. What if someone worse comes along, right? I do not believe they will stand for it. Not after being oppressed for 30 years. Ask the Iraqis.

PSS. I do care. What I meant by what I said is that I’ve been following Iran for many years now, and I’ve also been praying for them. Are you aware there are over one million Christians in Iran and several Jews? Yes. This is a fact. So do I care about the Muslims? Not the ones who are doing all the murdering but yes, I do. God did not make just some of us. When He sent His Son to earth as our Saviour, He sent Him for everyone. Not just you and me. We should all care. That’s all.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

Cross-posted @ Rosemary’s Thoughts. Digg! Digg!

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This is a moving video, that is, if you have a heart, if you cherish Liberty, if you demand freedom and justice, if you hate tyrants. I guess I answered my own question. *sigh*

پارلمان اروپا علیه احمدی نژاد<

پارلمان اروپا علیه احمدی نژاد رای داد( Video with english translation) دیروز سه شنبه 16 ژوئن ساعت 2 تا 3 بعدازظهر مرجان ساتراپی و محسن مخملباف در نشست رسمی پارلمان اروپا در شهر بروکسل به عنوان سفرا…

Hat tip: A friend from TweetChat and mmakhmalbaf. June 17, 2009. (If the video link doesn’t work, go to YouTube and watch it there.)

Do not use names on #iranelection, and change your profile before going to TweetChat. Also, change your Avitar to the color green. If you know how to do this, PLZ let me know so I can do that as well. *blush*

I have a question I would like you to ponder. Why is it that Europe, the last people to recognize evil when it’s right in front of their faces, has the tenacity and fortitude to invite Marjan Satrapi and Mohsen Makhmalbef in front of their parliament while our president is determined “not to take sides”? Have we all gone mad?

For the sake of clarity, I stand with the Iranian people and against the Iranian regime. Nuf said. Please send up some prayers for our brothers and sisters in Iran. If we all stand together, we can bring down this regime, bring freedom, dignity, Liberty, human rights and justice to the Iranian people without ever firing a shot. Would that be the sweetest victory of all? Have a nice evening.

Don’t forget to check out the latest on Winston’s site and his Twitter. Very good reporting and updated frequently. (Yes, I’ve been busy trying to read his posts, Twitter, TweetChat, e-mails, fixing my computer, and getting ready for the July 4th Tea Party. If you have sent me a question or an e-mail, please be patient. I have not forgotten you.)

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

Cross-posted @ Rosemary’s Thoughts. Digg! Digg!

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Today the riots are continuing. It is fierce. Soon there will be cracks in the upper-class echelon of mullahs, ministries, and even the ayatollah will shake in his boots. GOOD. It’s about time. Now if only America had a leader…

By: Kenneth R. Timmerman

More than 1.5 million protesters took to the streets of Tehran on Monday, marking the largest anti-regime demonstration Iran has seen since the final days of the shah in early 1979.

Seven people were killed by anti-riot police and roving bands of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad supporters. Many of those supporters shielded their faces from surveillance videos that plainclothes police were shooting.

The protesters included some unlikely participants: 16 Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps officers pledged to join the people’s movement, according to initial reports from Tehran. That signaled that the once-solid support of the guard corps for Ahmadinejad is beginning to crack.

The 16 officers were arrested after meeting secretly with top regular army officers on Monday night. [Continue reading.]

Prayers are needed for these people. I can’t stand Mousavi, but I am not supporting him. I am supporting the Iranian people. Please stand together with the rest of us who know that it is time the Iranian people tasted freedom by their own choice. Thank you.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

Cross-posted @ Rosemary’s Thoughts.

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Background: The last sham election was boycotted by many people, so there was a low turnout. Possibly 20%, but I do not remember. Since Ahmadinejad ‘won’, the people of Iran have suffered greatly, especially the young and the women. He has strictly enforced Sharia law, no women can leave the house without their head covered, no alcohol, no music, no dancing, no affection in public ie. holding hands etc, no disrespect (speaking the truth about Ahmadinejad) about Ahmadinejad or the ‘Supreme Leader’, and many more rules. Also, many people in Iran believe (know) the only vote that counts, yes it is only one, is that of ‘Supreme Leader’ Khomenei. All other votes do not count, so elections in Iran are not as we know them here. They are a sham to appease the appeasable.

That being said, Ahmadinejad did not win this election. Do I have the facts, the ballots? No, I do not. Have I seen the documentation? No, I haven’t. So how can I make such a statement? I am an American and we have a little thing called “FREE SPEECH” which, unfortunately, many people take for granted. They do not understand how rare God-given rights are. This way, governments cannot take these rights away, because they are not the ones from whence they came.

Back to the point. It was reported that 70%+ of the people showed up to vote on June 12, 2009. Would that many people show up to vote for someone they do not like? Would they show up for the same-old same-old, or would they show up for change? That is why I believe Moussavi won. When you refer to the first paragraph, would you vote for that? Neither would many Iranians, although some would I imagine. The mullahs (think of union bosses) and the intimidated.

There is an Iranian blogger who I follow, and he has written much about this. There are now riots in the streets, 20,000 people at last estimate, and the phone services have been cut off to the outside world. Please read these two articles of his: Infighting and Clashing. You may also follow him at Twitter: Winston80. That is what I will be doing shortly.

After you read those two articles, you may understand why I titled this post, ‘war for peace inside Iran?’. The police (militias) have orders to shoot to kill the protesters. DO YOU NOW BELIEVE YOU ARE LUCKY AS ALL GET-OUT TO LIVE HERE? Can you imagine if President Bush gave those orders? I would have changed sides in an instant flat. No kidding. Government didn’t give us the right to free speech, God did. Anyway, let me back off this rant.

Iranians protesting against election results 2009 – Part 02
by PasargadNewsAgency, June 13, 2009.

Hat tip: Winston.

I am very worried for the Iranian people right now. They are in grave danger. If you are a believing person (in God), please send up your prayers for these protesters and Iran along with me. There are many Christians in Iran, and they are our brothers and sisters in Christ. There are also Jewish people in Iran who are suffering very much. There are even people in Iran who do not believe in anything at all because of what they see. How can they believe when all they see is evil, desperation, hunger, etc? Pray for them as well to know God. Many organizations are sending Bibles and praying with them and for them. Thank you.

PS. Winston has written another post while I was writing this one. The title of it is Iran on Fire. Then Michael Ledeen: The Iranian Circus III and MSNBC are also covering this now. (Michael has been covering this for decades.)

The chanting you hear in that video above is the Iranian people saying, “Death to the Dictator!” [Update: Today, the 14, they are chanting 'We Want Freedom' as well!] They are even fighting with the police to get their friends back from their custody. This time, the air is different. The people are no longer afraid of the police, and the IRG and other militias have not shown up so far. Could this be the beginning of the end of the cruelty Iran has suffered by its own politicians? Time will tell, my dear friends. Let us pray.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

Cross-posted @ Talon, TCU, SGP and Rosemary’s Thoughts. Digg! Digg!

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Sunday, June 7, 2009, Lebanon held their elections and the March 14th ticket gained seats in the Parliament for which they are in the majority. The Daily Star has two articles (more actually, but I am going to post one and discuss the other).

How many people knew there was even an election? Oh, I forgot. It’s the economy stupid. NOT. This is very important. We are still trying to find the guilty parties behind the assassination of former PM Hariri, Hizbullah is still refusing to give up their war guns, Syria is still messing with Lebanon’s affairs, and it is a struggle between those who desire to get on with their freedom and those who desire to take it from them. So this is a very important election.

Let me first explain how the parliament is set up so you will understand the election.

There are 128 seats in Parliament which are divided evenly between Christians and Muslims. One has to be 25 years old to run for office. They are elected to serve a term of four years. For the Muslims, 27 seats go to Sunnis, 27 seats go to Shiites, 8 go to Druze, and 2 go to Alawites. 34 go to the Maronites, 14 to the Greek Orthodox, eight to the Greek Catholics, five to the Armenian Orthodox, one to the Armenian Catholics, one to Evangelicals and one to minority sects. The speaker of the house is always a Shiite.

While we have an electoral college, they have 26 electoral districts. Voter eligibility for this election was 21 years old. However service members were not allowed to participate in the election. If that happened here, I’d be having a protest from now until the day I died, but I do not know the reasoning behind this. Could it be that Hizbullah has infiltrated the military? I don’t know.

These are the conditions for this election. There were 587 candidates, voting started at 7 am and lasted until 7 pm, there were 5,200 voting stations, and after voting they had to dip their finger in ink to prove they voted and so they could not vote again (we should do this!).

Now we know some of the basics, let’s discuss what happened.

Hat tip: This information came from The Daily Star: Key facts about Lebanon’s 2009 elections.

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Major challenges await newly elected parliament.
Monday, June 08, 2009

Listen to the Article.

BEIRUT: Lebanese headed to the polls Sunday in crucial parliamentary elections that will determine the country’s future for the next four years. Here are some of the challenges facing the 2009 Parliament:

*HIZBULLAH’S WEAPONS
The role of Hizbullah’s resistance army is a major bone of contention. March 14 leaders call for a state monopoly on arms, a demand echoed by UN Security Council resolutions. But Hizbullah has sworn to keep the weapons it says are vital to defend Lebanon from Israel.

* RELATIONS WITH SYRIA
Pulling Lebanon from Syria’s orbit has been at the heart of March 14′s agenda since the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, while many March 8 leaders maintain very close ties to Damascus.

Syria still faces calls from March 14 and the United Nations to demarcate its border with Lebanon. March 14 leaders also accuse Syria of arming Palestinian groups based in Lebanon.

* HARIRI TRIBUNAL

Establishing an international tribunal to try suspects in Hariri’s killing was a key goal of anti-Syrian politicians, who blamed Damascus for the killing. The issue aggravated political conflict with Syrias allies in Lebanon.

Plans for the court were never approved by the Lebanese parliament or president. The Security Council voted in May 2007 to set up the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and it began work in March at The Hague. Hizbullah again questioned the neutrality of an international inquiry into the assassination after the tribunal ordered the release of four pro-Syrian generals held without charge since 2005. – Reuters

Source: The Daily Star: Major challenges await newly elected parliament.
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With Europe turning to the right and Lebanon turning to the common sense (right), why are we now going to go down the paths these countries have found by trial and error they failed? Just asking.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

Cross-posted @ Rosemary’s Thoughts. Digg! Digg!

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