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Blue Moon Round Up

December 31st, 2009 . by Cary

I know, it has been a while, hasn’t it? To refresh your memories, I will be publishing and updating as I go along, so come back and check for when it’s finished. All of these bloggers are ones that I read daily at least weekly as often as I can; they are all worth your time to at least go visit and read the one item I have highlighted. Let’s get started, shall we?

Before I get started on the round up, however, I want to give a shout-out to the mayor of Hurst, Texas, one Richard Ward, who still has not answeredf the questions I asked of him way back here. And he thought I would forget about him…

December 31, 2009
To: Richard Ward

Subject: MAIG, again!

As I was going over this year’s posts, I ran across our correspondence. Made me think of all the good times we had discussing Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

I know, you “signed off” to me, but I am kinda curious – just what has MAIG done since you joined it, besides stating the obvious (that mayors are against illegal guns)? I mean, I would hope that mayors are against ALL things illegal. Have you joined Mayors Against Illegal Prostitutes? Mayors Against Illegal Drivers? Mayors Against Illegal Immigrants? Mayors Against Illegal Left Turns?

No, you haven’t – because none of those things matter to a two-bit mayor who’s only hope of elevating his profile is to hitch on to some gun-grabbing group trying to cloak itself in pompous activity.

I am still waiting to hear from you regarding the basic premise of MAIG. Why does it need to exist, other than as a cover for some lefty gun grabbing bunch?

Basic question, please answer it. Unless you already realize that you won’t be serving another term and have decided to write me off completely.

Happy New Year!

OK, om to the round up, this time I promise!

First up is a Navy veteran, new to my blogroll, and a first FOR my blogroll – a site that is not a blog so much as it is a store. Larry Van Schuyver runs Sitting Pretty USA. He sells t-shirts, and a “portion of each sale will be donated to the VA Hospital volunteers who assist and care for our veterans daily.” Check him out, and if you are so inclined, help him out.

Alaska Steve is back from his vacation in the Lower 48, and he is promising more photos. So far, his series covers his and Goldfish’s travels through up to Boston. Can’t wait to see the rest!

Christmas greetings from Amboy Times, the Black Canyon Railroad Musuem, Evolution Right and Larry the Scoundrel.

Bushwack is wondering how crime rates could have dropped over on American And Proud.

Ol’ Broad has a New Year’s Countdown going on.

The ARRA News Service has a good article up about Obama running for placement on Mt. Rushmore, through the ObamaCare debacle.

The Wednesday Hero is honored on Assoluta Tranquilita and Old Soldier.

Richard has a nice little piece up about Global Warming on At The Water.

Basti asks why the epic fail in national protection?

Bloviating Zeppelin wishes us all a financial New Year – but the Obama Administration is doing it’s best to keep that from happening for everyone except the Senate, the House, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the State of Hawaii which is still reaping the benefits from everyone going there for the Obama’s Vacation.

GuyK has come down with a case of cellulitis in his left arm, so he wishes us a Happy New Year with the thought that his blogging will be kinda light on Charming, Just Charming.

More New Years thoughts on Christianity, written by Harvest Christian Fellowship.

The Cyber Crew has information up on Lt. Behenna. If you don’t know who he is, follow the link. One of the biggest many miscarriages of justice the Obama Administration is carrying out against the United States Military.

A little off the beaten path, but well worth the time, is A Jacksonian’s in-depth look at paranormal investigations that are all the rage on science channels these days. Find the article at Dumb Looks Still Free.

The spectre of Ron Paul rears it’s ugly head on Gateway Pundit.

Gawfer weighs in on Global Warming in his piece over on his self-titled blog.

Gunslinger thinks a Whiskey Rebellion is better than a weak Tea Party…

Tailgunner adds two cents over on Hoosier Army Mom’s Weblog.

“You might be grunt if…” – curious? Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome

Jenn shows off her dog abuse skills, and runs down the top stories of 2009.

Joe Scoggins has a thought and a prayer for Rush Limbaugh on Jo-Joe Politico.

Maggie’s Notebook has a diatribe on Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) (in this case, D stands dor Drunkard) and his “speech” on the Senate Floor.

New Years Greetings from Mail Call! Supporting The Troops and The Bull.

Check out the latest book review on Mary’s World.

I was hoping I would run across someone blogging about the Blue Moon today – Findalis over on Monkey in the Middle and Cube on the BLOG give us a run down.

Johnny T. Helms writes for more than one blog, read him on Our Sovereign Joy and the blog of johnny t. helms: chuch and state.

Greybeard has a video up about a remarkable landing and take off during the VietNam war on Pitchpull.

Questions about a Global Identification System on Political Pistachio.

Avatar doesn’t strike any chords, except bad ones, with RattlerGator.

Ablur posts on the HealthCare issue again, as he is one very steady voice that is consistently pointing out the lack of clothing on the Emperor over on Some Things Just Need To Be Said.

Fred reports on the thirteen Attorneys General with enough balls to sue the Feds over the preferential treatment that Nebraska recieved in the HealthCare fiasco – and wonders where the outrage is over the Louisiana Purchase of 2009 on Texas Freds.

Taco has the start of a series with LtCol George Goodson USMC (Ret) over on his blog, The Sandgram.

Third Wave dave weighs in on DHS lackey Janet NAPolitano. (personal note: as an Arizonan, I am very sorry that the rest of you had to experience her ineptitude.)

Yesterday, Tom’s Place was up and running. Today it whos an index page. Tom, if you see this, the changes aren’t quite working yet…

Over on Write on the Right Just John is trying to migrate to Windows & and is most of the way through the process. Naturally, with other issues, I can’t leave him an encouraging comment. For some reason, John, when I click on “Submit Comment” I get a blank page !?!

In the bad news section, there are some MIA blogs – Fire of Liberty, Fraud, Phishing and Financial Misdeeds, Gunny Goes Geocaching, Hidden Treasures, Samantha Speaks

When Your Only Tool Is A Hammer has gone dark. We’ll miss you, Hammer.

This concludes the last Round Up of 2009 – and possibly forever. This has taken me over four hours to do, and while trying to do this AND watch my now three year old MEG, I am reminded why I don’t do these anymore. Here’s to a Happy and Healthy New Year to all of my readers, and I hope to see you in the chat room or on the phone Friday night at 2200 hours (MST) for The “O” Word.

Chat ya later…


Thank you for stopping by, In GOD We Trust, God bless you all, don’t buy or breed cats or dogs while homeless pets die (spay, neuter & adopt a pet, one by one, until there are none), Wear Red on Fridays, and support Warriors for Innocence!

Round ’em Up!

July 30th, 2009 . by Cary

Hi there! It’s been a while – sometimes things get in the way of doing a decent round up. I’ve moved a few things around on my links – some have moved to “Not So Daily”, some have moved to “Endangered” and some have disappeared altogether – but it only reflects my inability to actually read all the blogs on my “Daily” list and trying to pare it down to the ones I actually read. If your blog landed on the “Endangered” list, then maybe an entry now and again wouldn’t be so bad… Just sayin’…

Larry, a retired Squid, had originally pointed me to this site which should not be viewed with a mouth full of beverage. Fair warning.

Speaking of Larry, let’s start the round up with him. He’s got a fantastic essay up about race, secession, and who can keep the slaves (and what makes slavery so irresistible to some) on Last Refuge of a Scoundrel.

And, riffing off a link in Larry’s blurb, take a look at Gunslinger’s entry. Pictures are worth thousands of words…

I know, here I am trying to pare down the list and I added her to it. So sue me. But, first you have to say, with a straight face, that she ISN’T worth the read.

Alaska Steve has been recuperating from shoulder surgery, and he’s starting to get out and about again on A Sense of Place.

Brother Johnny T. Helms has a link into Dr. Al Mohler on the future of missions on Amazed In His Presence and on Our Sovereign Joy. Scroll down and check out the tribute to Keith Green, also.

Health Care Sub-Round-Up

ARRA News Service, Assoluta Tranquilita, a byproduct of the obummercare is on Bloviating Zeppelin, Fire of Liberty, Gateway Pundit (by the way, GP’s mother recently passed on; scroll down and add your prayers to the comment list), Political Pistachio, Some Things Just Need To Be Said.

Richard spotted a white breasted nuthatch At The Water.

A word about Obama’s race-baiting cop comment from Basti on Basti Says.

GuyK has a bit of glee on Charming, Just Charming.

For a really in-depth look at the whole “Gates-Gate” incident in Cambridge, check out AJacksonian’s take on Dumb Looks Still Free.

This may be a little stale, but for most of us it’s worth a look. Ed Dickson has a post up about a nifty anti-ID Theft site on Fraud, Phishing, and Financial Misdeeds.

Gawfer has a note about financial misdeeds committed by (gasp!) congress critters on Gawfer.

Gunny has returned to the Land of the Rising Sun in time to recover form his vacation so he can get back to work on Gunny Goes Geocaching and laments the changes to his beloved Southern California on Write on the Right.

Some Euro weenie gets their head handed to them in the comments on Jenn’s Jungle.

Check your mindset at Jo-Joe Politico.

Maggie has a good article up about Thomas Sowell on her Notebook.

Kathy has Wednesday’s Hero posted on Mail Call! Supporting the Troops.

Mary’s World has a review up on “Blue Like Playdough” – looks like a good read.

Findalis has a post up about Tisha B’Av (a repost, actually) on Monkey in the Middle.

Stewart at Oath Keepers is asking for input on the new site.

What happens when someone gets TOO MUCH television exposure? Find out on Old Soldier.

My friend Greybeard is so talented – retired Army helicopter pilot, Viet Nam vet, currently flying medi-chopper – and a Race Relations Expert! No, really! Check it out on Pitchpull.

Unintended consequences of electing Obama – on RattlerGator Blog.

The love affair between a certain redhead and the United States Marine Corps continues unabated.

DemocRATS continue to ram Sotomayer through the process – details on Texas Fred’s.

Sometimes, no matter what you want to accomplish, someone will find issue with the way you are doing it. Big thanks to cube for pointing this out on the BLOG.

Taco Bell has a good story posted – from the Marine Corps Gazette – that you should read. If it doesn’t move you, you are either a liberal or brain dead. But, I repeat myself.

Third Wave Dave asks a simple question – where’s the proof?

Hammer is on vacation, and also leaves us with a really good question.

I’m sure I’ve missed a few good articles, but I sure didn’t mean to – please accept my apologies if you didn’t get mentioned.

Chat ya later…


Thank you for stopping by, In GOD We Trust, God bless you all, don’t buy or breed cats or dogs while homeless pets die (spay, neuter & adopt a pet, one by one, until there are none), Wear Red on Fridays, and support Warriors for Innocence!

Round Up

June 4th, 2009 . by Cary

Sorry. I haven’t really felt all bloggy lately. Kinda depressed, really, being all human and forgetting that God already has everything taken care of. That, and we’re “fostering” a two-year-old retriever mix. To say he has a lot of energy would be like saying the Grand Canyon is a bit of a low spot.

I want to say this about the whole George Tiller thing – any church that accepts an ACTIVE abortionist as a member of it’s leadership (usher) is so far strayed from the Gospel of Jesus Christ that it cannot and should not declare itself to be Christian by any stretch of the imagination.

Have you noticed that the conservative bloggers have a much more varied list of subjects? Methinks that TEH ONE has managed to scatter our attention quite effectively, allowing him to slip the rest of the socialist camel into the tent.

Bushwack has found something that may finally put the fear of dying into the islamic fanatics that Obama says we aren’t at war with – Silver Bullet Gun Oil – made with 13% pig fat.

Over at An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings we get this quote, among other newsworthy items:

‘Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she’ll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she’ll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she’ll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she’ll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of sh!t.’

Very true.

Bill Smith, editor-in-chief of ARRA News Service asks why the current administration ordered the FBI to back off from an investigation into Black muslim Converts. Good question, Bill. I highly doubt we will get an answer from the prevaricator in chief.

Assoluta Tranquilita marks today as the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre.

Richard is kicking himself for not looking out the window earlier.

Go see what Basti has to say.

BZ lambastes the so-called Leader of the United States for his boot-licking, gratuitous bowing and scraping beofre an unappreciative audience on Bloviating Zeppelin. Read down further for other essays on articles of equal import.

GuyK is as charming as ever.

Do The Right Thing has moved. Make note, and be sure to visit.

AJacksonian has a good read on the Republican party and the Sotomayer nomination on Dumb Looks Still Free.

SoCalOilMan has a few choice words about HOAs that stick their noses where they don’t belong on Evolution Right.

Gateway Pundit shares a conversation he had with conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly.

Gunny John (how long before the name change?) went geocaching a couple times this week, and he shares his adventures on Gunny’s Cache.

Oddly enough, not everyone is a big fan of the Apology Tour ’09 that Obama is intent on stretching out for way too long. Catch some details with Jenn on Take A Stand Against Liberals – formerly Jenn’s Jungle.

He’s new to my list since the last Round Up, but not new to being a conservative. Visit Jo-Joe Politico today!

Last Refuge of a Scoundrel‘s Larry is on Facebook – and wondering why.

More “good news” about Obama’s Cairo speech on Maggie’s Notebook.

Kathi has Wednesday’s Hero posted on Mail Call! Supporting the Troops.

Mary’s World has a review of a book that could give ophiophobiacs pause.

Findalis has the Book of Obama, Chapter 6 posted in all it’s gory. I mean, Glory. Yeah, that’s what I meant.

Read the latest entries in the roll call that shows why Obama will not be able to completely overthrow this country on Oath Keepers.

Old Soldier wants to tell you about a sick woman in Austin, so head over to Old Soldier‘s blog to read it.

Obama’s Misery Index is being tracked on Pitchpull.

Doug seems to have a start of a killer series on Political Pistachio. If you have attended public schools in the last thirty years, it would do you good to go read the first installment.

Ablur has a few words reflecting on Columbine over on Some Things Just Need To Be Said.

Over on Texas Fred’s the issue is the “joke” that Chavez told about being more right-wing than Obama. Heh. Some joke.

The Black Sphere points out that Obama gave something else away from the rightful owners while our attention was being misled – the Month of June was taken away from heterosexual Marriages and given to the LGBT movement.

There is an Obama-Free news area at the BLOG. Thanks for the break, Cube!

Chief Roland posts about former President GHW Bush’s visit to his namesake carrier on Roland’s Blog.

Third Wave Dave has a pointer to a page on the White House’s own web site about the uproar over Barry’s birth certificate – or lack thereof.

For the nineteenth week in a row, TJ gets to say “I Told You So”.

Hammer has a sneak peek at the cover of an all-new magazine … except it is old news to those of us in the conservative, think-for-ourselves camp.

For a representative (and authoritative) view on Apology Tour ’09, please pop over to see Yid With Lid‘s take on this whole mistake.

Chat ya later…


Thank you for stopping by, In GOD We Trust, God bless you all, don’t buy or breed cats or dogs while homeless pets die (spay, neuter & adopt a pet, one by one, until there are none), Wear Red on Fridays, and support Warriors for Innocence!

A Very Special Round Up

April 23rd, 2009 . by Cary

First, and foremost – go on over to Political Pistachio and wish good old Doug a very happy birthday.

Alaska Steve is always a good place to start, as his Sense of Place is always relaxing to view.

Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings has a cartoon at the top (Ol’ Broad is at the Dr this morning, prayers for her) that says that sometimes, interrogation procedures have to be aggressive… The Ozark Guru wants to know why Blue State Digital was in Iraq – details, like who the heck Blue State Digital is, on ARRA News Service. Assoluta Tranquilita wonders if conservatives of all stripes will build on the momentum from the TEA Parties.

Richard (At The Water) spotted his lifer bird #90 – go see what it is!

Basti has a nifty video up about the “volunteer service” bill that TEH ONE signed into existence. Bloviating Zeppelin points out hypocrisy in the Dem-run DC area (yeah, like it’s hard to hit a target that big). GuyK wanders about casting his eye on smoke screens, back fires, and fish frys – and only two of those are political themes.

mdconservative talks about the budget and Obama’s upcoming comedy tour on Conservative Intelligence Report. cookiecrumbexpress passes on information that looks like the recent attempt by the DHS to brand people concerned about politics as extremists and terrorists has become a trend with the release of a report from the Maryland National Guard. CyberPastor has an inspirational video posted about a certain Lady Wildcat form Indiana. (and prayers to AnnieB for complete healing)

Is there still a deck of cards that is getting thinner and thinner? Gateway Pundit reports on the capture (unconfirmed by the US) of al-qaeda leader al-Baghdadi by Iraqi forces. Gawfer wants to know what part of US Code Title 8 Chapter 12 subchapter II part VIII § 1325 Napolitano does not understand – he’s guessing it’s that part that says “illegal.”

Wanna watch the liberals pop blood vessels? Wait ’til they try to figure out how to deal with Condi Rice’s OK of waterboarding. Join the discussion on Jenn’s Jungle. Findalis has the latest on the Flight 93 memorial on Maggie’s Notebook. Kathi has the Wednesday Hero spotlighted on Mail Call! Supporting the Troops.

Mary points us to a chance to win some cool stuff on Mary’s World – and here’s my entry attempt:

Bible Study Magazine and Eternal Perspective Ministries are giving away 40 signed copies of Randy Alcorn’s book, Heaven. Not only that, but they’re also giving away five subscriptions to Bible Study Magazine and a copy of their Bible Study Library software! Enter to win on the Bible Study Magazine Randy Alcorn page, then take a look at all the cool tools they have to take your Bible study to the next level!

Findalis is a busy little Monkey – besides posting on Maggie’s, there is also an excellent article on Monkey in the Middle about just how much of a state Palestine really wants. There is a review of the Rally on the Green by Oath Keepers.

Old Soldier has no words for his top story.

Scott Welch has a good post up about God’s Incomprehensible and Unchangeable Love on Our Sovereign Joy. Good stuff over on Pitchpull – don’t stop at the top, keep reading down…

Samantha has the latest batch of promotions in the world of USMC officers. Ablur has a graphic demonstration of just what 100 million dollars looks like – in relation to the rest of the budget – on Some Things Just Need To Be Said. Texas Fred is always interesting to read, and now you have a chance to hear him speak (in case you didn’t attend the TEA Party in his hometown):

The Make-A-Statement Radio Show, hosted by David Hill with your co-host author and commentator Melissa Pehle-Hill. We will talk about politics and issues facing Henderson County, Texas, and the United States. Tonight we will be talking to *Texas* Fred Witzell, the author of the blog, TexasFred’s at

Fred says, “I’m a highly opinionated blogger, if you ask for my opinion I’ll let you know exactly what’s on my mind. I don’t play the PC game, so, be very careful what you ask for.” Our topic for the evening will be the upcoming Texas Governors Race and the Tea Parties.
Make A Statement Radio

The show starts at 10:30PM CDT tonight, 04-23-09, I hope you will tune in, this should be interesting.

During the show tonight I will have this email and my Yahoo Messenger open. If you have a thought you’d like addressed, let me know… Yahoo IM: texasfred_53
If you do, please keep it topic specific, Texas Governors race, Texas Sovereignty, The Tea Parties…


The Black Sphere just wants you to know that, hey, Obama just wants to be loved. the BLOG points out my reason for not going with context-sensitive ad placement services.

(Has anyone heard from The Bull lately?)

Chief Roland shares the news that Obama wants to charge Bush officials for the aggressive interrogations that a bipartisan committee OK’d on The Roland Blog. Hammer has some questions to tickle your brain housing group on this fine Thursday.

Last but not least, Yid With Lid has a few words about the investigation into the enhanced interrogation techniques…

Chat ya later…


Thank you for stopping by, In GOD We Trust, God bless you all, don’t buy or breed cats or dogs while homeless pets die (spay, neuter & adopt a pet, one by one, until there are none), Wear Red on Fridays, and support Warriors for Innocence!

Thursday Round-Up

April 16th, 2009 . by Cary

Before I get into a review of the blogs that I follow, let me say two things. First, yes, I am a charter member of the Domestic Terrorist Bloggers Network, but I am not a “terrorist” except in my own government’s eyes. And second, yesterday was “tax day” but it was also “tea party” day. There were eighteen listed events in the state of Arizona, with the largest being the gathering here at the capitol building in Phoenix. The paper says there were about 5,000 protesters in attendance; actual estimates put the number much, much higher, by at least a factor of three, but then the crowd wasn’t full of illegal immigrants demanding rights or lefties demanding money, so the estimators got thrown off. Obama and his Dem minions were not the only ones being protested; here in Arizona the governor, Jan Brewer (R), is planning on increasing taxes to cover the one BILLION dollar budget shortfall.

When TMBWitW and I run into a budget shortfall, we cut back on spending. Being simple minded, non-economic types, and certainly without years of experience in running a country (into the ground), we didn’t realize you could actually spend MORE than you BROUGHT IN and still call it good. We always thought that would eventually land you in the poor house, but hey – we don’t have Ivy-league educations, either. Oh, and we pay our taxes. Unlike certain cabinet appointees.

Were you aware that if you worked for the IRS and you tried to Geithner your return, you would be fired without ability to appeal? Don’t believe me? Check out the story in the April 15, 2009 Chicago Tribune: IRS workers see double standard on tax errors. Nothing to see there, folks – just the same double standard as always…

OK – Let’s get off the blood-pressure raising stuff and on to the reason you stopped in on this fine Thursday morning:

Tea Party Section! American and ProudAn Ol’ Broad’s RamblingsARRA News ServiceBloviating ZeppelinDo The Right ThingGateway PunditLast Refuge of a ScoundrelMonkey in the MiddleOath KeepersPolitical PistachioSamantha SpeaksTexas FredThe Black SphereThird Wave DaveAn Obama NationEject! Eject! Eject!Seaspook

Spring looks to have sprung, and might stay that way, on Unalaska. Steve has the story on A Sense of Place. Amboy Times has added another item to The List of Things That Offend Muslims. No, I’m not on there. Yet. Jump over to Assoluta Tranquilita to sign the petition to get the State of Texas to prosecute the killers of DASY to the maximum extent of the law. Then take a much-needed relaxing break At The Water. Basti has another gathering of tidbits. GuyK has his usual charming slant on today’s happenings over at Charming, Just Charming. cookiecrumbexpress has some motivating items. As usual, Dumb Looks Still Free is well worth the time it takes to read through his essay. Jenn has news and tidbits over at Take A Stand Against Liberals.

Roger W. Gardner posts his thoughts on the current maelstrom on Maggie’s Notebook. Kathi has Wednesday’s Hero up on Mail Call! Supporting The Troops. Mary tells us about Randy Alcorn’s one favorite book on Mary’s World.

Texas Gets It Right.

Memories from Viet Nam, courtesy of Greybeard, on Pitchpull. The Supremacy of Everyman on RattlerGator. Texas Fred likes the idea of 49 states in the United States, and Then there is the Republic of Texas… Meanwhile, Arizona’s former governor is calling my and my friends “terrorists” – visit the BLOG for more. Chief Roland has some advice for pirates. Kris has a few thoughts on the disposition of those trying to import terrorism on This Is Stoke Newington. TJ thinks that Texas as a separate geopolitical entity would be a good idea too. Personally, I think Texas should annex Oklahoma and Arizona.

Hammer shares some hard-earned experience. Hey, learn from others’ mistakes – you won’t live long enough to make all your own! What happens when a sub-network tells the truth? Yid With Lid has the answer. For something totally different, how about a Bishop who is taking Notre Dame to task? See the letter on Bottom Line Up Front.

How about some April Fool’s Day irony? Follow the fun on Improv Everywhere.

Always good for reminding us who the real terrorists are – The Religion of Peace. Would you spend your day with someone who does nothing but spew negativity? Andrew Tallman wants to know.

Chat ya later…


Thank you for stopping by, In GOD We Trust, God bless you all, don’t buy or breed cats or dogs while homeless pets die (spay, neuter & adopt a pet, one by one, until there are none), Wear Red on Fridays, and support Warriors for Innocence!

1375 and a wake-up! No, wait – most of the country has already woke up, now we’re trying to get the rest of ya’ll to quit hittin’ the snooze alarm…

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