People always ask why Obama was elected again, even after a dismal first four years.  There was one very important event at play.

In 2008 conservatives stayed home rather than vote for the rather lackluster John McCain.  Nobody could get behind an ailing man with a stiff dangling arm, and conservatives could not get behind a man with an iffy moderate voting record at best. You can certainly see why he neglected to get our support when later, he called tea party conservatives, "Wacko birds."

In 2012 conservatives stayed home by the droves yet again. Nobody could get behind a seemingly untrustworthy Mitt Romney and his slick suit, tie, and Ken doll hair. His policies were recycled, squishy, moderate regurgitations that conservatives could not get behind.  

Conservatives who could not stomach holding their noses and pushing buttons in the voter booth have long been hoping and praying for their next Reagan.  Was that too much to ask amid squishes like Chris Christie?

Yesterday our Reagan has been delivered to us in the form of Senator Ted Cruz. Cruz became the first man to toss his hat into the 2016 election ring. Conservatives finally have a chance.  The next president rests in their hands. 

The real question is, will conservatives be sidelined by the Libertarian leaning Rand Paul as people yell, "Squirrel!" all around them?  Now is not the time to be easily distracted.

It seems the 2016 seams will be burgeoning with freshly scrubbed Republican faces very soon.  The likes of Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ben Carson, and Jeb Bush have been egged on to run by one group or another.  They will stand with the smiling, old hags that the Democrats will put up. 

As conservatives who have been begging for another Reagan, we must not fall prey to the shiny object in the corner.  We must not fall prey to the squirrel darting across the road.  

Conservatives must link elbows and unite behind their Reagan if he is to win.

Court Room Conundrum

It appears there is an interesting case that will be heard on April 9, 2015. Indeedy.

If you wish to show up, somewhere abouts 1:30 PM at the Municipal Court Room (old City Hall on 78) you will see Lisa Mellers, one of our Wylie City Council candidates in court over a little issue with the City of Wylie.

It appears that Ms. Mellers has neglected to get the animals she adopts from the City Shelter spayed or neutered as per the adoption contract and the City of Wylie, and they have been on her about it for nearly a year.

Setting aside the cute and cudly animal faces and thinking logically about it, is this who you want to vote for Wylie City Council?  Someone who cannot follow the rules?  Doubtful.


My parents on a cruise to Hawaii for their 50th wedding anniversary
 I was reminded of our mortality this morning as I just finished making a pot of coffee and sitting down to read my emails.  It was awfully early for the phone to ring so I tossed the tablet aside and ran to it only to find my dad on the other end of the line.  There was no background noise.  There was no usual speaker phone. It was just my dad and he sounded strained and tired.  "Honey bunch, I took your mom to the hospital last night."  My heart sank.

We're not yet certain what has happened exactly.  The doctor's believe she had a mild heart attack but won't know more until they do an exploratory on her. I suppose I can take some refuge in the fact they have not scheduled it until Monday as a sign that her condition is not life-threatening.  Though they did confirm it was her heart and not some sort of phantom ailment.

The instant of that news coupled with the fact I turned 50 years old barely 5 minutes ago reminded of how short of a time span we all have on this earth. It seems like yesterday that I got in trouble for dropping the shoe box full of crayons flowing with chips and paper bits all over my mom's freshly vacuumed floor.  It seems like yesterday they were meeting my husband for the first time and we were laughing and exhilarated as we took a horse and buggy ride around downtown Dallas.

Horse and buggy ride Fall 1992, Dallas
When I saw my parents last summer and was stunned at how dramatically they aged in the last year. I was agog. In the last week I had been lamenting that more than half my life was over and the hyper-awareness of it sort of scared me. Then to receive this call when my nerves were already raw nearly did me in.

While I wait for her test results and chat with my brother to determine who is going and when, I have gathered my sons near me.  I fear for the day they have to deal with the reality of my mortality.  Lets face it, it will be upon every one of us sooner or later.  During this time that I wait for more news, I reflect upon how quickly life goes by.

My dad with his dog after he got back from the Korean War.

My mom's high school graduation photo

Cult of One

The famdamily gathered yesterday at my home for a little birthday celebration. Yes, it is my big 5 OH!

During our usual political discussions, they drifted to President Barack Obama as they often do. We talked about how he was raised by his grandmother in Hawaii. What was most particularly interesting is the type of school he attended.  Barack the boy received his stripes under some upper-class tutelage.  The Barack who hates people with not only a silver spoon in their mouth, but any sort of spoon in their mouth received an education at an elite prep school in Hawaii.  One must wonder then, why does he harbor such a deep disdain for wealthy and successful Americans if he was presumably raised as one?

It is no secret that he set out to fundamentally change America.  He even told us so in his campaign. Why anyone that voted for him is now suddenly confused as to why his policies are harming them is a complete mystery.  He told voters what he was going to do.

The throngs of the Americans who are adversely affected by his harmful policies are at the mercy of a president who not only disdains and spits upon the American Dream as defined by our forefathers, but is sorely ill-equipped to define exactly what it is and how it is achieved.

It is why conservative black political leaders are vilified for looking, speaking, and acting, "too white."  They are viewed as sell-outs to white privilege rather than looked at as American citizens who worked hard, educated themselves, and found success in what is the American Dream.

Though Barack Hussein Obama grew up surrounded by this 'privilege' he despises so, though he benefited directly from it, the simple fact is he merely chooses not accept it in order to advance an attack upon a foundation of America. He wants to destroy the American Dream and in turn the bedrock of blood, sweat, and tears upon which America was built.  Again, he said so in his campaigns as he told Americans he would fundamentally change the United States.

Obama and others with hatred in their hearts so extensive that they turn against their own, do not understand that all the things they despise are what make people successful in the American Dream. Those who achieve it have done so by hard work and sometimes pure determination. Starr Parker, Katrina Pierson, Allen West, are just a few who grew up in circumstances far more precarious than Obama's, yet they understand that hand-outs and sloth are the antithesis of accomplishing goals and reaching dreams. Those behaviors are the antithesis of the behaviors of those who came here before us.

I find the white privilege complaints of not only our country but also complaints about Hollywood amazing considering nobody ever bothers looking at the demographics of just how many black people there are compared to white people. I am not excusing what was said in the linked article by Sony executives because nobody in their position should degrade others, but do you mean to tell me nary a black executive has made jokes about white people? More important, are we to apologize to blacks for their minority numbers because they put a sickeningly horrific number of black unborn babies to death every year and their numbers are not increasing? If black lives mattered, they would be flourishing rather than worshiping the abortion ring.

The white privilege concept of keeping black people purposely oppressed, is as logical as the concept of black abortions performed by white doctors trying to purposely kill their babies.  It is absurd.

I believe this anti-privilege mindset is more a mental illness created by years of brainwashing of the weak-minded than anything else.  A sort of cult mentality that defies success by pushing for behaviors and belief systems which create the opposite effect of success.  One simply cannot explain why black people flourish all around us and are vilified for it.  It is why you can find more than half of Americans on some sort of public assistance. They have been brainwashed by their elders, their teachers, their preachers, and their leaders into crawling into the fetal position and relinquishing their will.  There are ridiculous numbers of white people on public assistance as well but they remain relatively ignored by this president. Success is not a hyphenated privilege; it is hard work.

Obama was never a cult of personalities.  He was a cult of one.  He told us he was setting out to fundamentally change this country and half of Americans chose to hear what they wanted to hear with the tagline of 'Hope and Change' and the guilt of slavery brainwashed into them by years of liberal educators.

My people did not own slaves. My people were enslaved themselves by the Russians who were far more brutal. My people waited their turn and came here legally.  My people did not take jobs away from others. My people did not ask to be separated from anyone. My people had jobs taken away from them and were spit on and treated poorly. My people flourished by hard work and determination.  I owe nobody anything they did not work hard to earn.  Period.

We are besieged by weak-minded people who hold voter registration cards in their hands. Perhaps we are going after the wrong people as we attempt to take back our country from a tyrant who is set upon destroying it.  Rather than vilify these hateful leaders, we must convene intervention on the sheep that follow them.

NOTE CHANGE OF DATE AND VENUE: Diane Culver Meet & Greet Scheduled


Former Councilwoman Diane Culver to hold Meet & Greet
on her candidacy for upcoming May election

Thursday, April 23, 2015
6:30 pm

Taste of Home
Wylie, TX 75098