Thursday, January 31, 2008

Boycott McCain/Romney two man debate....

This was posted on the blog site tonight and I have to post it. This is getting really out of hand and I am calling this number the moment I finish this and giving Romney's campaign my version of truth. I am aslo very irritated with Sean Hannity right now as well because he is basically supporting a two man debate between McCain and Romney. THIS IS NOT A TWO MAN RACE!!! There are FOUR republican candidates in this thing until they decide to walk away and Mike Huckabee flat out stated that he IS NOT dropping out of this campaign. It is from Mitt Romney's campaign that these rumors have gotten started. Here is just a sample of what is being said:
I received the following recorded message from Mitt Romney tonight:

"Hello, This is Governor Mitt Romney.The race for the Republican nomination for President is NOW a two person race. Our party, I believe, is at a critical crossroads, and the future of conservatism is very much at stake. I believe the choice before us is quite clear: Do we support the liberal policies of the Washington DC crowd, or do we want to fight for the conservative principles that have defined our party for more than a century? I believe that our policies have to remain rooted in conservative thought. Together, you and I can begin to change Washington. That's why I need your vote on Tuesday.
And my call today is being paid for by Romney for President, Inc. @ 857-288-6400."

Gov. Romney is making his own push calls now, trying to create the impression that Huckabee is no longer in the race! This is a complete lie, and he needs to be held accountable! The Huckabee campaign needs to call him out on this!

So I am challenging you all to make at least ONE call to this number to state the facts. I have also emailed FOX News Hannity and Colmes to express my deep regret in Sean being so bias and blinded by what is happening. The media is such a distorter of things and they are hurting innocnet people. People who are working hard.......FOR FREE, (unlike the Romney campaign). We believe in Mike and this will fuel us to fight for him even harder. I'm still looking forward to beginning my 800 call goal tomorrow evening!!!


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

CNN debate...

I've been sitting here watching the CNN debate tonight for the Republican party (the only reason I'd watch this liberal channel). I am so discouraged and frustrated, as with many other Team Huckabee volunteers because Gov. Huckabee has literally had to state he wants air time in the debate. It's all been about McCain and Romney and tonight, McCain really showed a darker side. Although, he did call Romney on the carpet for his negative attack ads against Gov. Huckabee in Iowa.

Romney is as fake as they come. He sits there with a plastic grin on his face, looking cold as ice. Is that what we want for our country??? I'm not sure who is worse.....any of the democratic nominees or Romney!!!

Mike has stayed very strong in this debate though. And I believe we are going to pull higher in the polls out now. GET THE WORD OUT!!! My week-end goal is going to make at least 800 calls. What can YOU do for OUR country??

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Huckabee on the Arts & Education

You all know how I feel about arts education since I have always been extremely involved in that aspect of education. I also see how it helps develop preschoolers self-esteem and confidence and how it helps implement them to remember simple concepts without truly being aware of how much knowledge they are gaining from just a simple excercise or movement activity. Just another reason why I love Mike.....

If my parents had not purchased me a guitar when I was a child, I doubt I would be running for President as an adult.

When I was a kid, I was as insecure as the next boy or girl. I wanted to be loved and accepted by my friends just like every other kid. However, once I started playing the guitar, my natural insecurity was replaced with a sense of self-confidence. I could stand up before my friends and perform knowing full well that I had some modicum of talent that was appreciated in kind.

Before long, this confidence spread to public speaking. And then, well, as Paul Harvey would say, you know the rest of the story. I believe that children need to be prodded out of their natural shells of insecurity. Children need to have something in which to excel. A child who is not encouraged to develop his or her God-given talents will sit idly by while the rest of the world goes about its business.

Along these lines, if a child is never given the opportunity to discover his or her talents--because his or her school lacks a music program or a drama program or even an athletic program--then we will have failed that child. Obviously, teaching academics is the most important business of our schools.

However, learning is more than just reciting facts or punching numbers. Learning is about life. Its about confidently standing up and saying, "Folks, this is who I am--you can take me or leave me!" It's about being able to manage the dual burdens of criticism and applause. It's about taking risks, and learning how to leave everything on the table. The entrepreneurs of tomorrow will take their first risks in music class or in drama class or in gym class.

For this reason, we must encourage the arts and athletics in our public schools; otherwise, we may leave untapped a vast well of potential leadership.Click here to see a picture someone found of me as a teenager pretending to be Elvis Presley. It's certainly not a flattering picture. Still, it illustrates an important point that I discussed above.

Monday, January 28, 2008


I urge everyone to visit It is filled with wonderful quotes, photographs, and issues from of course, Mike Huckabee. I LOVE it!!! It makes his issues more real.

It sounds as if Ted Kennedy is getting ready to endorce Barack HUSSEIN Obama. What are they thinking???? It just gives me shivers to think about him being in power over our country.

Tonight is President Bush's final State of the Union address. Next year at this time, we will be hearing from our new Commander and Chief. Who that may be is still open for grabs!

Well, I'm off to get my stitches out from my biopsy and then I may make some Huckabee Calls. If you'd like to volunteer you can do so my going to and signing up to become a Ranger. It doesn't cost anything. Go to the Phone Bank section and there you will be given a list of 20 people at a time and a script to follow. Last night on FOX News, Chris Wallace was interviewing Gov. Huckabee and it gave me chills when the Gov. stated that his campaign is the only campaign driven by hundreds of thousands of volunteers. What other candidates are paying people to do, Huckabee has people all over the country stepping up to purchase their own merchandise, bumper stickers, printing off their own information sheets. His campaign is paying for nothing. We are the one's heading the drive to raise funds and get the word out. Maybe that's why all the other candidates keep saying we are so short on funds. Because they don't have the man power like he does without it costing something. That should tell you alot about the candidate that I'm endorsing. Let's show Florida that WE LIKE MIKE!!!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

An Obama win....

Well, it looks as though Obama impressed South Carolina so much that they projected him the winner the very second the polls closed! Now he has the endorsement of Caroline Kennedy. It just frightens me to hear all those people cheering for him. They are basically acting like he is their God or something. It gave me shivers up my spine. I want a President that will recongize that God is our Savior and will place his hand on the Bible when he takes the oath of office. I also want one that will place his hand over his heart and say the Pledge of Allegiance. How can you lead our country when you refuse to acknowlege what our forefathers have given us???
I guess my nice quiet week-end will soon be over. Eric and Brady should be home shortly from their ski trip with the scouts. I guess that no one suffered from any injuries....of course, I was on the internet for the majority of the night!!
I am having a really difficult time getting focused on my studies this time around. I'm not sure if it's because I was sick during the holiday break and didn't get to really chill out or it's the fact that I have an extra class this time around. I'm loving them...........well, all except that Psychology class. I'll take anything over Math!!!
Well, speaking of studies.........I have a ton to do before class tomorrow so I better get with it!!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

A good night sleep!

Boy, last night was the best I've slept in a very long time. After making a few more phone calls for the campaign, Brandon and I decided to watch a DVD together. Well, when Eric goes out of town, Brandon always sleeps downstairs with me. He likes to think he's my protector. 30 minutes into the movie, I was OUT!!! That was by 10:30 I believe. I woke up around 2 am and the tv was on saying the DVD was over....evidently, Brandon had fallen asleep too!! We didn't set our feet on the ground until after ten this morning!!! Brandon had Pugsley on one side of him and Meadow on the other. Of course, Mia was on my head.........she always sleeps there.

We signed Brandon up for his next karate sessions.....he is now a Purple belt. Hard to believe he's been staying strong and doing this for almost 3 years. Miss Ann says he's the most determined in the class. Then we went to Andy's Burger joint and pigged out on cheeseburgers and fries. So today, we'll be calling for the campaing, doing laundry, homework and who knows what else we'll get into!!! Maybe I'll even do a little scrapping.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Get the word out gang!!!!

This article was emailed to me from one of my online teams. I have made around 67 calls tonight and since it is after 8 pm, I'm putting the breaks on incase there are young children being put to sleep, etc. After all, I have all day tomorrow!!! hehe I even allowed Brandon to make a few calls.......not too bad for an eleven year old!

Right now, Huckabee is ahead of McCain AND Romney in DOUBLE DIGITS!!! After last nights debate on MSNBC...he has also made quite an impression on folks in Florida...unfortunately, I don't believe it's enough to win their Primary. I did have quite a few that voted absentee already for Huckabee who I spoke with tonight and that is an aspect I had forgotten about.

If you can't vote on Super Tuesday (or as they now call it Tsunami Tuesday) then you can at least be in prayer for Gov. Huckabee, his family, staff, and all the volunteers involved in this campaign. The messageboards are filled tonight with people trying to raise money for the campaign or make calls to other states like I have been doing. I wish that I could vote in this upcoming primary and didn't have to wait until MAY!!! That just irks me!!!!!!

Hope you all enjoy the article, get some questions answered from it, and pass it on to your friends. WE HAVE TO GET THE WORD OUT!!! We just can't let that dang arrogant Romney get another win. And I sure don't see how they think he is conservative like Mike!! They man just makes my skin crawl! He's so fake it's pathetic. WE WANT A REAL PRESIDENT!!!

The Conservative Voice: Huckabee?
Posted: 24 Jan 2008 08:23 PM CST

A great article from The Conservative Voice:

After the South Carolina primary and the subsequent withdrawal of Fred Thompson and Duncan Hunter’s presidential bids, the Republican field has narrowed considerably. Barring a Giuliani victory in Florida, the nominee will almost certainly be Romney, McCain, or Huckabee. As none of the remaining candidates can lay full claim to the conservative mantle, how do conservative voters select from among these three without splitting the party and dividing the base?

In the past, the various factions that compose the GOP made common cause based on a set of principles; a muscular foreign policy, free market economics, and promoting a culture that values life. After spending decades in the political wilderness, Republicans chose Ronald Reagan to turn these principles into policy. The order of events was no accident; the man (Reagan) met the moment (the Cold War and the supply-side boom) once Republicans were united in purpose.In 2008, party unification (and subsequently, electoral victory) hinges on one thing: internalizing the lessons of the past.

It is for that reason that conservatives and Republicans must approach the primaries from a different angle. Rather than viewing a choice between the current candidates as a series of trade-offs (Huckabee the social conservative vs. Romney the economic conservative), we should look at the principles beneath the positions. In that light, the current choice is between two conservatives (Romney and Huckabee) and a moderate who leans right on foreign policy (McCain).

In order for the GOP to usher in four new years of conservative governance, its voters must have one priority: to pick the candidate who 1) best embodies conservative principles and 2) is able to put those principles into practice so that they fully address the needs of the nation and its citizens.

For this reason, Mike Huckabee deserves a second look by primary voters who have written him off as “the social conservative candidate” or “an economic populist.” While he has drawn heat from a number of prominent conservatives for his attacks on the Club for Growth and the fact that he raised taxes while governor of Arkansas, there is more to Huckabee than meets the eye. While it is true that he raised taxes five times as governor, he also lowered them ninety-four times.Additionally, polls indicate that the middle class is trending Democratic—largely over economic issues. While tax cuts are excellent for stimulating economic growth, they do nothing for job security.

Huckabee’s overtures to Americans concerned about their jobs have not abandoned the principles of free-market economics; they still emphasize empowering individuals over expansion of government power. Rather, they are an attempt to answer the needs of the voters without resorting to the socialism-lite offered by the Democrats. The fact is that America in 2008 faces different problems than in 1980, and while principles should not change, solutions must change where necessary to effectively meet America’s needs.

An avowed supporter of the pro-life movement and traditional marriage, Huckabee also offers a fresh perspective on the culture of life. By speaking on the genocide in Darfur and the slaughter of the unborn in America in the same breath, he has effectively linked America’s responsibility to the unborn and its responsibility to champion freedom and protect the innocent abroad.This moral clarity is vitally important.To those in the party who would like to put the issue of abortion on the back burner in favor of economic and foreign policy issues, Huckabee’s rejoinder is, why choose? All life is sacred.

At the same time, it is an eloquent rebuttal to those Americans who are suffering from Iraq-induced fatigue and prefer a “non-interventionist” foreign policy. As President Bush noted, the terrorists began this conflict, but we’ll decide how and when to finish it.Though the slate of Republican candidates is smaller than ever, conservatives need not despair. There is more than one candidate remaining whose platform is rooted in conservative principles.

If, however, conservatives are looking something more—if they are looking for a candidate who can utilize these principles to craft new policies to meet our current challenges, they could not do better than to consider Mike Huckabee. The man from Hope is selling his own brand of optimism to voters—which makes him Reaganesque in more ways than one.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Sure feel that way...

Boy, this latest Maxine clip fits me well. It feels like I'm bulging at the hips....went from a size 5 to 7/8 now. That just stinks!!! And it sure isn't because of the cake and ice cream....because I didn't have any cake and ice cream this year!! Other than the chocolate chip cookie cake my preschoolers had for me. Maybe it's because I'm eating less??? Ha! Ha!
Not much going on just yet around here today. Today is my long day of classes right after work so I came home to grab a quick bite, check on the pups and the latest Huckabee news. Even though Mike isn't going to put any more money into Florida, we can still get quite an amount of votes so tell everyone you know in Florida to vote on Saturday and vote for Huckabee!! I told Brandon last night that I'd be making calls for the campaign for the majority of Saturday and the child actually asked if he could do some. What better way to get a vote than through a young child who would LOVE to vote, but can't!! It may be good practice for him because he claims that he'll run for President one day himself. After he's been a pastor, lawyer, and who knows what else!!!
Well, I guess I better shut down and get ready to head to campus. Stay tuned to FOX for me throughout the day so you all can keep me posted on the latest news!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A great endorsement for Huckabee...

Yippee!! A public endorsement from former Presidential Candidate Duncan Hunter. I did agree with a good many of his views....he just wasn't out there much. I'm thrilled that he is supporting Gov. Huckabee. I'll be back to making phone calls on Friday. I'm going to go a bit slower this time and try not to make all one hundred calls in less than two hours!!! That way I can allow some of my frustrations to subside. Although, answering machines are the bomb! You just don't get any feedback from them as far as who their politician of choice is or if there are any questions on the issues. Keep getting the word out to your friends in Florida, Oklahoma, Georgia, Arkansas, etc. Anyone that's voting on Super Tuesday. Boy, I sure wish we were voting here in NC!!

I went and got my NC driver's license today. I had to take the whole dang test from vision to driving, but I passed with flying colors! Hey dad, they didn't make me parallel park!!! I have that down to a perfection considering my dad made me spend all of Memorial Day one year when I was sixtenn practicing it until I got it right! LOL Now I am an official North Carolinian driver. The good thing was they saw all my Huckabee flyers and bumper stickers. hehe

Hunter Endorses Huckabee

California Rep. Duncan Hunter, a former presidential candidate, announced Wednesday he is endorsing Mike Huckabee's White House bid.“I got to know Governor Huckabee well on the campaign trail,” Hunter said in a statement. “Of the remaining candidates I feel that he is strongly committed to strengthening national defense, constructing the border fence and meeting the challenge of China’s emergence as a military superpower that is taking large portions of America’s industrial base."Along with these issues of national security, border enforcement and protecting the U.S. industrial base, I see another quality of Mike Huckabee’s candidacy that compels my endorsement," he added. "Mike Huckabee is a man of outstanding character and integrity. I saw that character over the last year of campaigning and was greatly impressed. The other Republican candidates have many strengths and I wish them all well."

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Focus is now on Florida...

Well, another week has begun and now it is time to focus on Tuesday's Florida Primary. Rudy Guiliani has put all of his time and funding into this state alone and if Mayor Guiliani losses Florida....will he continue on in the race?

Most media consults want to say that they believe that Gov. Huckabee will drop out after a loss in Florida......but who says that he will lose? Chances are that he will place third.....but we will not give up. Huckabee is a definite fighter and after reading his book Character Makes A Difference, I am even MORE impressed by the challenges he has faced in life.

Did you know that when Gov. Huckabee was told he would be the new Governor of Arkansas it was because Jim Guy Tucker was having to resign due to the Whitewater scandal?? Not only that, but Mr. Tucker made Mike's inauguration day frankly, pure hell! He called Mike ten minutes before his ceremony announcing that he decided not to resign....well, Gov. Huckabee saw that this was unethical and not what the people of Arkansas needed. He continued to fight the entire day and finally, with the threat of impeachment on the public air waves that evening, won the battle. Good for Mike! He saw what the people needed and hung in there.

I was also very disappointed when I had learned that all of his church members turned their back on Mike when he left his ministry for public office. They weren't upset with him because he was pursuing politics....but because he was in the Republican party. The cruel punishment that they had put his family through is embarrassing to me as a christian myself....let alone a Southern Baptist. Shame on them!!!

I have learned more about Mike's strength in reading this book and suggest it to anyone wanting to find out more facts whether it's due to the election or you'd just like to get to know one of the candidates better. Even though Mike has left church as a full-time minister, I still believe he is continuing on with God's work and is still pastoring millions upon millions today. That is what we need for our country! One who hurts when we hurt, laughs when we laugh, and puts our concerns above all others. Just like he did for the people of Arkansas.

Rumor has it that Fred Thompson will probably drop out of the Presidential race sometime within the next few days. Where will those conservative votes go? To McCain or Huckabee??? That could make a huge difference in Florida's primary.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Healing slowly....

Well, as you can wound from my biopsy looks worse now than it did last earlier in the week. Of course, they ended up giving me bandages with latex and I'm allergic to latex. If it's not one's another.
It's been a pretty quiet day around here for the most part today. We were all off from work and school so we did get to sleep past 8 am! The boys are getting into this wrestling fetish and I'm not too sure I like it. Karate is one thing, but all I hear above me during the day is "boom! bang! slam!" But do you think they listen to me........NO!

Tomorrow it's back to the grind for Eric & I, but the kids are off until Thursday. I never had teacher work days when I was growing up. I think they are ridiculous! After all, teachers get paid for planning periods, I know, I'm a dang teacher!!! Well, until something exciting happens............

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Church was cancelled for THIS????

Wow! Around 8:30 last night my deacon called to say they weren't going to have church today because of the "snow." I had to laugh because there was only about an inch on the ground at that point and the flurries were lightening up a bit. Today, we woke up to sunshine but a bit of ice hanging off the fence and the steps were a bit slippery....but nothing on the roads. Things sure are different here than in WV. They would flip out if they had to drive in 6-8 inches in Preston County!! It is nice to have the day off though......I feel like I'm in grade school again and school was cancelled for my birthday. Seems like we always had a snowday on my birthday.

I don't really want to discuss any of the SC Primary today.......I pouted for most of the night. Although we did come in a strong second. I think it was more disappointing for me because I had actually put work into this state with all the phone calls I had made and emails sent out. But hey, we have Florida......and then Super Tuesday.

Here are a few pictures of our "big snow" from yesterday. Somehow the boys did manage to build a snowman.....they had gathered all the snow from the back yard! LOL

Saturday, January 19, 2008

A day around the house.......

Looks like today I will be chillin' around the house. I was going to go to a friends to scrapbook today, but they are calling for bad weather later on and I just have way too much homework to do to be honest. I hate that I'm missing a crop, but school comes first I guess. And this Psych class is already driving me "crazy."

Brady spent the night with a friend from school so it's actually pretty quiet around here (with the exception of Eric!). Today's the day of the SC Primary so you know I'll be glued to FOX News. As long as that arrogant Mitt Romney doesn't win.........we're good. I've never heard someone so cocky and full of himself. And he continues to lie about his record and things that he's said. He even has lobbyists working on his campaign. Sad that he can't play the right way.

I had a pretty good response to my calls made to SC yesterday for Mike. I think I was calling people in my sleep though and stating "this was paid for by Huckabee for President, Inc."! haha

They are calling for 1-3 inches of snow here this evening.........I know that all the stores are probably sold out of milk and toilet us not get a thing. It would be nice to have a little snow for all the kids to play in and enjoy for a while because it's so rare around here. At least for my preschoolers. Even if it snowed 6 years ago....they've never seen it because they're only 3!!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Phone calls, phone calls....

Well, I'm happy to report that I made 97 phone calls to SC in the past two hours on behalf of the Huckabee for President campaign. I found out that WE were the only campaign that actually had LIVE people calling......(as one elderly lady put it "Alive folks"). I h ad many that have already voted........and devulged that they voted for Mike. Yeah!!! I must admit, I am tired of talking on the phone! Whew!! I forgot how hard it was to campaign that way. Thank goodness I'm not making a living as a telemarketer because I sure don't have the patience for that!!!

Tomorrow is the big Primary in SC. Stay tuned to hear about another Huckabee victory!!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Good day....

Well, it's been a few days....I've been overwhelmed with my schedule. I did get my biopsy results back last night and everything is fine. I did figure out this morning that the bandages that they gave me to keep my wound covered are latex though and I am allergic to latex. FIGURES!!!! Now I know why I've been itching so much and why my stomach area is all broken out and RED!!!

There was a two hour delay here today because it was "raining". We have a system in the county here that calls you when there is a change in school routine so at 4:16 this morning, we got a phone call saying that we had a delay. Why can't they call at a decent hour???!!!!!

Tuesday nights campaign meetup was GREAT!! There were even quite a few individuals there from my home state, WV!! We are busy working on the election on Saturday in SC....lots of phone calls and emails to be made. So if you have any friends in them and remind them to vote on Saturday and tell them all the great things about the candidate Mike Hucakbee!!

During this informational meeting, they were explaining the delegates process so I contact my county GOP yesterday to figure out if they needed any representatives for the party.........sure enough....they did. Now I can attend all the precinct meetings and get my vote across for Gov. Huckabee in more ways than just casting it on May 6th. I wish we were voting sooner!

Here is the latest information from the www.mikehuckabee website:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows Mike Huckabee on top in the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination. It’s Huckabee 23%, John McCain 20%, Mitt Romney 18%, Fred Thompson 12%, and Rudy Giuliani 11%. Ron Paul attracts 2% support

Among conservatives, Huckabee attracts 27% and Romney is second with 19%. Among moderates, McCain leads with 29% and Romney is second with 18%.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Lastest from Huckabee....

Just thought I'd share this article wiht you all on the latest words from Governor Huckabee. For more information on his policies, visit or stay tuned for more information here on the blog! Have a terrific day! And remember, VOTE HUCKABEE FOR PRESIDENT!!

January 14, 2008 - 06:37 PM
A Fair Deal For All Americans
by Mike Huckabee

Five Principles of a Mike Huckabee Stimulus Package:
Family, Fed, Fight, Fuel, Fair.

I know that the American people are hurting. Traveling this country, I hear their stories; I know that Main Street, as well as Wall Street, is threatened by a weakening economy. But we are all in this together.

We are coming off the weakest holiday shopping season in five years, with consumer spending slowing, housing starts fell in December to their lowest annualized rate since 1993, and foreclosures on subprime mortgages might reach two million by the end of next year. Washington needs to do more to help American families as they struggle to stay in their homes and put food on the table.

Two factors affect Americans' spending. First, they have to have money in their pockets to spend. Consumer spending is expected to grow only 1.6% this quarter, compared to 2.6% in the last quarter of 2007. Second, they have to have the confidence to spend it. When people feel good about their prospects, our economy expands; when people feel anxious, our economy contracts. Washington needs to immediately address both concerns. That's why I am putting forward a long-term plan, as well as a short-term plan, so that we can boost confidence RIGHT NOW, while adding to our national strength for the 21st century. Americans want to work, and they want to work hard. They want to compete, and to compete hard. They want to win.

Now is the time to unleash the economic power of the United States of America. We need a new generation of leadership to take us forward into the 21st century.
There are many ideas under discussion in Washington right now, and I hope that our incumbent officials will take responsible action. But as I travel through the Heartland, I just have one urgent message to Washington: Hurry Up!

Here are the five principles that would guide my economic policymaking on behalf of all Americans.

#1 Family: Focus on Middle Class Families: More Income, Better Jobs, More Secure Homeownership.

- Our economy is weakening and families are hurting; Jobs are being lost, many to offshore companies.

- In Arkansas, I cut taxes on working families; I eliminated the marriage penalty, and cut taxes on savings.

- Too many American families face the real prospect of losing their homes as a result of the ongoing subprime mortgage situation. The federal government needs to immediately begin a second round of negotiations with subprime lenders with an eye toward expansion of the "Hope Now" program. We should strive to find ways to preserve American home ownership.

- I will cut burdensome red tape that drives up the cost of products and keeps employers from hiring more workers or raising wages. We want bosses signing pay checks, not filling out government forms.

- In Arkansas, I signed a bill that would reduce frivolous lawsuits which drive up costs of products and medical care. We need more doctors not fewer; we need more new products, not fewer.

- I believe in free trade, but I also believe in fair trade. We will expect our trading partners to live up to their obligations-everyone must play by fair rules. If you want access to the world's largest economy, don't send us your lead toys or your poisoned pet food. We will not outsource our safety.

- We will also open new markets for American products.

- And there is more: I will preserve and expand President Bush's tax cuts, which are set to expire in 2010; I will ensure higher-education becomes attainable for more American families by making all tuition deductible.

#2 Fed: Work with the Federal Reserve for a Pro-Growth, Low Inflation Economy

- The greatest source of short-term stimulus is the Federal Reserve. I believe that it's time for the Federal Reserve to adopt a pro-growth, low-inflation policy.

- But at the same time, we must always be fiscally prudent. I will make sure that unnecessary spending is under control in Washington. Republicans have lost their reputation for fiscal discipline. As Governor, I had to balance the budget by law every year. I will have my veto pen out in Washington.

- Monetary policy must be aggressive enough to stave off recession, but always mindful of inflation and its tax on our economy.

#3 Fight: Create Jobs as We Build Up Our Defenses and Build Up Our Infrastructure

- I have pledged to increase defense spending to six percent of GDP as President. That's roughly a $200 billion increase. That's a lot of money, but we need it because the security threats to America today are enormous. We need this increase so that we can be safe and secure. However, this spending will also create jobs for vital strategic industries and, in addition, provide spinoffs to the civilian sector.

- America must always be the Arsenal of Democracy. We will build new planes, new armed vehicles, new robotic land and air vehicles, and new ships all RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA.

- After years of war, our heroic warriors are strained to the limit and our equipment is worn out by repeated deployments. I will recruit and train thousands of new troops and bring our National Guard and Reserves back home. We must quickly expand our Army and Marine Corps to help continue our fight against the agents of terror.

- Much of our country's roads, bridges, water systems, sewer systems were built generations ago. Our country is now over 300 million people strong and still growing.

- We need a national mission to return our critical infrastructure to readiness for the 21st century. We don't need earmarks and bridges to nowhere when we have critical needs.

- We can't have our interstate highway bridges falling down, our levees breaking, or our water systems collapsing under our streets.

- As Arkansas Governor, I took our state highways from the worst to the most improved in five years. As your president, I will work with the Congress and we will rebuild our great nation.

- We will build a homeland security fence along the US-Mexico border, and we will build it with American Labor and American Materials.

#4 Fuel: Invest in Energy Independence -- A Great Nation Must Be Able to Fuel Itself, and Defend Itself

- Every Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Coast Guardsman and Marine will earn a Veteran's Bill of Rights. They, along with their families, have sacrificed so much in defense of our Nation. We will not turn our backs on them or their families. One way we can support our servicemen and women in their overseas missions is with implementation of a sound energy policy back here at home.

- With oil prices touching near $100 a barrel and prices at the pump pushing past $3.00 per gallon across the nation, we must remember that these rapidly rising fuel prices put a great strain on the budgets of American families.

- Every time we fill our cars up, we fill up the pockets of Middle Eastern countries. That is going to end. We will have national energy security policy and we will end our dependence on Middle Eastern oil within ten years of my inauguration.

- We are going to unleash the American ingenuity and we are going to conserve, explore and invent our way to independence in energy. Right in Little Rock, Arkansas is the North American headquarters for the largest manufacturer of windmill blades in the world. We will do that all over America and right here in Michigan.

#5 FAIR: Move Toward FAIR TAXation

- My short-term economic policies will move us toward our long-term economic goal: Simply put, America's federal tax system is broken. What we have now is a system that is failing American families and businesses. Our tax system burdens low and middle-income families, robbing them of the chance for upward mobility.

- Our tax system encourages outsourcing of American production overseas and the dismantling of our industrial base. It wastes hundreds of billions in useless tax preparation, paperwork and confrontation. It pits industry against industry, class against class.

- My FairTax proposal allows American workers to keep their entire paycheck, allows American businesses to compete on a level-playing field with their foreign competitors, and brings jobs and investment that are currently parked off-shore back to the United States.

- However, I recognize that passage of the FairTax will not happen overnight. In the meantime, I will eliminate the Death Tax, and seek to reduce counterproductively high personal and corporate marginal tax rates.

Monday, January 14, 2008

My day...

Well, I woke up ready for my classes.......made it through them. Next step, a dermatology appointment just for a routine visit. Well, wouldn't you know I'd have to have a biopsy done? OUCH!!!! And the worst part was the dang intern wasn't very talkative or informative about the procedure. All I wanted was a bed pan to throw up in because the antiseptic they gave me made me so nauseated, I didn't think I'd make it out of the room without tossing my cookies!

So now I wait, and go back in two weeks to have the stitches removed. At least I have tomorrow night to look forward too........Huckabee Headquarters!!! HERE I COME!!!! YEEHAW!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Dear Friends,

You may already know that I support Mike Huckabee for President of the United States. Today, I let the world know that Mike has my vote by signing up at the new

Signing up takes only a minute, but it makes a big statement. Please join me in supporting Mike Huckabee. He is the only candidate who will take this country up, not down; the only one with a proven track record as an innovative, optimistic, and authentic conservative.

Declare Your Support for Mike Huckabee:
We can make a difference!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

What a week!

It has been one long week...... My class schedule has been more challenging to adjust to this time around, but all my classes are worth it. The only class I have to say that disturbs me is my General Psych class! There are some BIZARRE people in that class! Whew! I'm sure I'll have many stories throughout the semester on them. haha

Other than that, things are going great! Children's choir started back up this week and we began working on our Spring Concert material. I'm going to try and schedule the concert for a few weeks earlier than usual so that I can focus more on finals and the election campaign. Speaking of, I have my first meeting for the Huckabee campaign Tuesday evening in Cary. I CANNOT WAIT!!! I have never participated in anyone's campaign before other than my dad's so this should be a great experience. And I really feel as though God is calling me to do it. So, remember VOTE HUCKABEE!!!! I truly do hope that Mitt Romney has to hang his head after the election in Michigan on Tuesday. He is so full of arrogance and is just a complete flip-flopper on his policies and is just plain old mean. I cannot stand anyone who has to fight dirty the way that he is. He has bashed both Huckabee and McCain and so far, it's blew up in his face. So hopefully the American people are catching on to him.
If you have been watching the news, you all have probably heard about the missing pregnant marine here in North Carolina, 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Maria Frances Lauterbach. As of this morning, they were still trying to figure out whether or not they were in fact her remains in the backyard of the suspect. Last night, they used Luminol and did find a very violent looking crime scence according to Mark Furman who is now at the scene. Hmmm.....maybe I should just drive on down to Jacksonville today and see if I can get on FOX news!!! hehe I pray that they catch the young man that did this to her soon. We also need to keep her family in our prayers. Not only have they lost their daughter, they've also lost a grandchild. Sounds like something that happened just six months ago doesn't it? Believe me, I'm waiting for the Cutts trial to start up. So far, they keep postponing it, but we all know that he did in fact murder Jessie and their daughter Chloe. This world is just full of evil skumbags!!!

Well, I guess I need to get some housework done so that I can have some time this evening to do a little scrapbooking.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Getting Caught....

I received this devotional in my inbox this morning and just had to share it. I was surprised to find out that I wasn't the only one who had this prayer (actually, a bit relieved because it always makes me feel guilty and like a mean parent!).

Getting Caught
By Micca Monda Campbell

"Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6 (NAS)

Do you pray for your kids to "get caught" when they do wrong? I know that may sound strange to some, but let's say that you have a student driver in your home that is inclined to speed. Wouldn't you rather he or she be stopped by a police officer than be stopped by a tree? Praying for your child to "get caught" may be the difference between the two.
As parents, it's our job to teach our children how to live wise, safe and healthy. Thankfully, God is on our side. I use Him to my advantage by praying daily for my children to "get caught" in their wrong behavior. They are aware of this and have learned that God always come through.

I'll never forget the first time my son "got caught" speeding. He was a young driver who thought that he was "King of the Road" until his reign came to a halt by a state trooper.

Entering through the backdoor, he didn't say a word or even look at his dad and me. Placing the ticket on the kitchen counter, along with his keys, he ran upstairs to his room, closed the door, and began to sob. His dad and I looked at each other. Immediately, I got up, went to our son's room, and knocked on his bedroom door. He didn't answer.

Downstairs, his dad called to me, "You're not going to believe this." Still holding the ticket in his hand, my husband informed me that our son was speeding down the highway through a construction site at 92 miles per hour. Stunned and feeling rather sick to my stomach, I replied, "So that's why he left his car keys beside the ticket. He knows we'll never let him drive again."

Although I was terrified at the thought of my son I racing down the freeway at top speed, I was thankful that he had been caught and was alive to sit in our family room and discuss, again, the good habits of safe driving. Of course, he had a few months to review those safety tips before he sat behind the wheel of a car again.

Getting stopped by a police officer for speeding instead of a tree is actually a gift of grace for both our teens and us. It provides us with the opportunity to further train, nurture, and guide our adolescent according to the rules of the road. Otherwise, they may continue to speed without our knowledge which could lead to tragic results. For that matter, any misconduct that happens without our knowledge can cause a child to end up in a place he or she never intended on being.

Praying for your kids to "get caught" is not about being a controlling, mean, rule-orientated parent. It's about being a wise, caring parent. When your child "gets caught," it's not a tragedy nor is it a cause to tear down their spirit with condemning words of disapproval. "Getting caught" is actually a blessing in disguise. It's an opportunity to "re-train your child in the way they should go" (Proverbs 22:6).

When we see it from this perspective, it defuses our anger and allows us to see the situation in a new light. I've come to realize that God is hearing my prayers and protecting my child by allowing me to see where he or she needs more guidance. Revealing these rough edges is God's way of coming along side of us and helping us to parent our child. With God on your side, we're sure to succeed.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Can't we go back??

This year has been off to a rough start!!! Can't we just go back to 2007?? At least the past two months of it! Lord, and I thought 2008 couldn't be any worse! Geez, we're only SEVEN DAYS IN!!!!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

I Like Mike!!

Okay, we're getting close to the primary election and after Mike Huckabee's outstanding win in Iowa, it's time to really recruiting others and getting them to check out Mike's views and honesty. He is the ONLY candidate that has publicly stated that he will not mudsling or air negative ads. Even after all the negative and illegitimate attakcs Gov. Mitt Romney has targeted at Gov. Huckabee. I applauded Gov. Huckabee for that because it takes a much bigger man to walk away from that kind of pettiness and run on their word and beliefs!!

After the win in Iowa Thursday night, I signed up to be a recruiter for the Huckabee campaign. Of course, I have been doing things all along such as having the bumper stickers on the car, widgets on my blog and email signatures, etc. Everyone knows I was talking about Mike Huckabee 6 months ago when not too many knew who he even was.

I urge you all to seriously consider looking at Mike Huckabee and his values, beliefs and his record. He is Pro Life, for our troops, and supports Fair Tax. Look at his record and you will see for yourself that he is not one that flip-flops like Gov. Mitt Romney and many others. Go to to help me support Gov. Huckabee with me.

It cost nothing, they don't want any contributions or can go to if you choose to contribute to his financial campaign.

You're going to be hearing an awful lot about Gov. Huckabee here until the primary election so if you get offended, I'm sorry but this is the first time (other than when my dad ran for public office) that I have ever gotten involved in a campaign. My involvement is based on my beliefs and values and what I want for our country. Also, being an active duty military wife, I want to make sure that the democrates don't tear our troops down anymore than they already have. Even though I don't like the war, or the fact that my husband has served there and probably will be serving there again soon, I support our troops and the fact they deserve to have the victory that they have worked hard for and others have sacrificed their lives for. We all give up something when a loved one goes overseas, and our military wives are often forgotten. We too want to win this war for those nights that we sat alone with the kids who were up sick and missing their dad, for those who brought life into this world without their husband by their side, for families that lost loves one's and their soldiers were not able to come home and tell them good-bye. For that alone, we need to continue our defeat.

So, get on board and join the Huckaboom! Elect Mike Huckabee for President of the United States 2008!!

Thursday, January 3, 2008



Some thoughts to guide us during this new year....

1. Faith is the ability to not panic.

2. If you worry, you didn't pray. If you pray, don't worry.

3. As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home every day.

4. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.

5. When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants us to be still so He can untangle the knot.

6. Do the math. Count your blessings.

7. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.

8. Dear God: I have a problem. It's me.

9. Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.

10. Laugh every day. It's like inner jogging.

11. The most important things in your home are the people.

12. There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.

13. A grudge is a heavy thing to carry.

14. He who dies with the most toys is still dead.

15. We do not remember days, but moments. Life moves too fast, so enjoy your precious moments.

16. Surviving and living your life successfully requires courage. The goals and dreams you're seeking require courage and risk-taking. Learn from the turtle -- it only makes progress when it sticks out its neck.

17. Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Does the holiday break really have to end???

Geez......since I was feeling yucky the majority of my Christmas break......I really hate to go back to work so soon since I really have just begun to feel better. I'm finally getting relaxed enough and focused enough to get some much enjoyed scrapping done. And once you get on a roll and you stop, well, there goes the creativitiy right out the door. Here are a few more that I worked on last night and this afternoon.

This is a layout of Brady as a baby.....

This is a LO of Britt. I scraplifted the circle template idea from Memory Makers and then added my own stamps and prima's instead of the ribbon that they had on their page.

Happy 2008 Everyone!

I hope and pray that everyone had a safe night and that you are ready to start the New Year out fwith a positive outlook! We didn't do much here last night.........Brittany babysat, the boys ran around upstairs and had their own little celebration from what it sounded like below, and I scrapped until around 10:30 until my eyes started to give out. But hey, I tried to scrap the New Year in!!! Eric and I ended up going to bed and watching the countdown on FOX News.......yes, imagine that! hehe Then around 12:15, I handed him the remote and dozed off. I didn't even hear Britt come in or the dogs bark when they heard her. Now THAT is scary!

Tomorrow I go back to work........geez, I'm still waiting for some time off!!! I am still pretty congested but it is slowly easing up. Figures! But tomorrow should be pretty simple since it's just a teacher work day. Well, I guess I need to get another cup of coffee and do some housework. I'm trying to wait until the kids wake I remember the days of sleeping in until noon! Now I'm lucky if I can sleep past 7 am!!!