And my call today is being paid for by Romney for President, Inc. @ 857-288-6400."
Thursday, January 31, 2008
And my call today is being paid for by Romney for President, Inc. @ 857-288-6400."
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
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
by Mike Huckabee
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
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Friday, January 25, 2008
Right now, Huckabee is ahead of McCain AND Romney in Georgia...by 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
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
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
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
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
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 paper.....watch 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
Thursday, January 17, 2008
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 SC.....call 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
January 14, 2008 - 06:37 PM
A Fair Deal For All Americans
by Mike Huckabee
A FAIR DEAL FOR ALL AMERICANS
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
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
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 HucksArmy.com.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
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
Saturday, January 5, 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.
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.
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
This is a layout of Brady as a baby.....
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 up..........how I remember the days of sleeping in until noon! Now I'm lucky if I can sleep past 7 am!!!