He is holding a sign stating ‘End Obama’s Wars’. This is an unusually bold display by a member of the Chester County peace Movement (CCPM). Their signs were sanitized after Obama’s election to display more generic anti-everything messages. Prior to the 2008 election, the signshad a more targetedmessage.
I’m surprised Andrew didn’t take the initiative to draw chalk outlines of bodies as he has done in the past his organization has done in the past.
Whether CWA and FRC are taking a “noble moral stand” is somewhat questionable anyway. FRC says in WND that it has been “very involved in CPAC for over a decade.” In fact, FRC stopped participating in CPAC a few years ago and now operates a rival conference, the Values Voters Summit. Encouraging people to skip CPAC and wait for its own conference is fine, but let’s not pretend FRC doesn’t have this self-interested motive in making CPAC look bad in the papers.
Self interests can be a biatch at times. Conservatives need to stop navel gazing and look at the larger picture in play. If these two groups chose to self segregate themselves from the largest yearly gathering of self described conservatives, so be it. It is to their detriment, not ours. Some (mostly liberals) see this as evidence of a schism between ficons and socons; they couldn’t be more wrong. This is a disagreement between GOProud and CWA & FRC. I, along with many bloggers on the right, refuse to feed into this non-issue and look forward to attending yet another amazing CPAC.
The only thing that would make this nonsensical kerfuffle marginally wonderful would be Campaign for Liberty joining the boycott – please, oh, please may it be! Seriously, J/K
You never know when inspiration will find its way to you. The Sheepdogs of West Chester, Pa seem to be a magnet for such positive inspiration. A student at West Chester University, Bill Hanrahan, shared his thoughts of Christmas and our troops. He admits he’s not much of poet, but the truth of his words shine brightly. This is a must read for every American. I am delighted he shared his thoughts with the Sheepdog family and I’m proud to share these words with my dear readers:
A Patriotic Christmas By: Bill Hanrahan
On this Christmas we thank the soldiers that fight For without them we would not be here tonight All of the brave men and women in uniform From the Revolutionary War to the Desert Storm And those who were deployed after the 9/11 attack the young men and women fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq
America is just and good Even if she is too often misunderstood Our military brings liberty to oppressed people everywhere and we have so much that we are willing to share Our soldiers do much more than kill the bad guys They go where people need help and answer their cries To people in need they bring medicine and food keeping human pain and suffering around the world subdued
But despite all of this America is still hated “Down with America” it is too often stated Enemies of freedom are always abound But the United States military will never back down From Adolph Hitler to Saddam Hussein The U.S. military has brought an end to dictators’ evil reign The United States has been the guardian of freedom for all Just listen to Reagan demand that Mr. Gorbachev tear down that wall
Great people risked their sacred honor to sign Our founding documents in which our values are enshrined We hold these truths to be self evident and we are proud of the country they represent We believe in the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness And to no other political doctrine will we acquiesce
Thank God for America where we all live free The land where we determine our own destiny To all the soldiers that fought and died Our hearts are filled with pride We are honored that soldiers paid the price of freedom with their lives So that some other American survives Indeed, it seems unfair that some give their lives so that others do not have to care
We are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights These values have held true for countless nights We take this freedom for granted everyday Why think about it anyway? Tonight we honor all who have served For their hero status is well deserved Thousands of American soldiers are not with their families this year What if they don’t return home, their loved ones fear
The United States of America will succeed Even if it means we have to bleed Our cause is just and victory is a must For success we will pray God bless the United States of America today
A new tradition has been born – Christmas Eve caroling on the steps of the Chester County Courthouse. Over 100 people gathered in West Chester on Christmas Eve to sing traditional Christmas carols. Special thanks goes out to the organizers – Colin Hannah from Let Freedom Ring and Rich Davis fromAmerican Sheepdogs.
In the rush of this season, it is so important to take time out to reconnect with the simple pleasures of singing carols and reflecting on the reason for this season.
One of the perks of living in southeast Pennsylvania is the close proximity of two world class gardens – Longwood Garden and Winterthur Estate and Garden. The Christmas season really brings out the best in both gardens. Every year, the bar is raised on the complexity and beauty of the holiday displays. If you can budget the time both gardens are well worth a visit during this season.
My favorite holiday exhibit showcases evergreen trees decorated with hand made ornaments created by grade schoolers. There is such a carefree joy to these trees that never fails to bring holiday cheer when I view them. This year was no exception, although, I did notice a few curious looking ornaments that I’d like to share with my dear readers and lurkers.
Sponsored by Let Freedom Ring and American Sheepdogs. The family friendly caroling will take place in front of the West Chester Courthouse near the beautiful nativity scene and Christmas Tree. Last year had a great turnout of everyday people singing songs and sharing good tidings.
Under the cut is a video of last year’s caroling. It is great opportunity to take time out of our hectic schedule to sing carols celebrating the joy of this season.
My top three choices for congressional districts in no particular order:
1 PA 13
2 PA 1
3 PA 4
PS: I’ve been real good this year I’ll leave the milk and cookies in their usual spot.
UPDATE: A reader informs me that the Chair of the Senate Government Committee will ask Congressman-elect Mike Fitzpatrick to draw his own district then they will working out the rest from that starting point. There are pros and cons with this, but it is nice to day dream about plucking a congressional district away from one of these heinous Democrats.
Colin Hannah of Let Freedom Ring, appeals for our help in averting this disastrous treaty:
This treaty must be stopped, and you can help. Call your Senator and as many as you can from the list of undecided Senators below at 202-224-3121. If he/she can be persuaded in the next few hours by you and other voters in our state that he should vote against ratification of New START, we may be able to stop it. You must call right away, because the Senate could vote as soon as tomorrow. Call your Senator right now at 202-224-3121.
Call YOUR Senators no matter where they stand – if they’re already opposed, be sure to thank them – and then call as many of the following potential swing votes as you can. They can all be reached through the main Capitol switchboard number, 202-224-3121.
Senator Bob Bennett