Saturday, November 27, 2010


I was on The Bookshelf Muse the other day, and that was where I heard about Critter. (Follow the link to see a picture.)

CRITTER, for those of you just tuning in, is the art creation of Ian Sands and belongs to Christy Evers, who has sent him all over the world to visit KIDLIT writer/bloggers.
Literally all over the world, as he's been as close as Michigan and as far away as South Korea. but the really cool part is that after Critter is done with his stay in Canada, he's going back home to be auctioned off, and the proceeds from that auction are going to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Critter has made it his mission to raise money for this hospital!

So here's where you and I come in. Critter is going to get sent back home to be auctioned off, but he's going in style. The authors who have been taking care of Critter for the past fourteen months are having a contest with lots of different prizes, and there's still two more days left to enter. When you enter, you'll be asked to do a blog post, a tweet, or mention the contest on Facebook, and can also pick the option of hearing when and where Critter will be sold. For a list of the cool prizes and all the details of the contest, click here to head over the The Bookshelf Muse.

Good luck!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

I'm sorry everyone, I meant to be down here yesterday, but our Internet was down all day. This may be in part from the rain we had yesterday, but I'm not complaining. We really needed the rain.

But here is my Thanksgiving song. It's Petra's "Thankful Heart."

For this year's bonus song, I've decided to do a little differently this year and choose a Japanese pop (J-pop) song that I like a lot. English Lyrics are in the video, so you don't have to wonder what the singer is saying.

Day After Tomorrow - Starry Heaven

Happy Black Friday everyone, and happy belated Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Kooks Without Self-Preservation

You're not gonna believe this one. Westboro baptist Church (yes, the kooks) are going to pickett a mosque in Dearborn, MI.


I told you you wouldn't believe it.

From Gateway Pundit, who got it from Bare Naked Islam and the Jawa Report, who got it from Westboro's website (That I'm not going to link to):

Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, MI November 18, 2010 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Fred Phelps and the WBC will picket the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, MI, the largest mosque in North America, to remind the idolatrous, doomed Muslims that Mohammed was a pedophile and a false prophet. Like most other false religious systems of modern doomed america, Islam teaches rebellion against the Lord Jesus Christ. Muslims claim Christ was merely a prophet and that He did not die and live again. They claim His blood is not sufficient or even necessary for salvation. They shall learn the truth when Christ himself returns!

Okay. Good luck, with that, Westboro.

Can someone pass the popcorn?

Friday, November 12, 2010

If You Don't Like the American Flag, Move to Iran

I'm mad. And I know what you're thinking: TARNS, we had a great victory not long ago, why are you upset?

I'm mad because even though we've just spayed them, Democrats are still everywhere. I can't stand them, and I can't get away from them either. What really set me off this week was my reading assignment in my English Composition class over at college.

So I was reading this essay by a Democrat who was whining and griping about how white Conservative men are against single moms getting welfare, and how we need to raise minimum wage and make life easier on these welfare moms. (Good thing the idiot who wrote essay was nowhere in the vicinity, or I might have committed an act that the Tea Party would frown upon.)

I'm getting so sick of liberals (and Democrats, but those two terms are interchangeable.) They have this spiel that life should be fair for everyone. If life was fair, then I wouldn't be force-fed liberal bull crap every other time I went to do my homework. If I can't trust you to be fair in a textbook, then give me one good reason I should let you try and legislate my life to make it fair? No answer? Didn't think so. Would it kill anyone out there to put an Ann Coulter column in my textbook so I can have a palate cleanser of after listening to liberals carry on?

Anyway, this dumb prick in the textbook whined that we need to do better at teaching abstinence/safe sex and we need to raise the minimum wage. Ah, the classic stupid liberal arguments.

ABSTINENCE not only prevent unwanted pregnancy, but it also prevents the transmission of STDs. But no one teaches abstinence in public schools, or when they do it's taught right next to 'safe sex.' Heck, there are even fliers in the student lounge at my college about HIV/AIDS, and they tell teens that the best way to not get AIDS is to abstain, but if you don't want to abstain, then use a condom.

I have bad news: condoms are not fail proof. Sorry (except I'm not.)

And the minimum wage argument. This is where liberals truly prove that they have the collective intelligence of a box a rocks. They think it is SO great to up minimum wage. Well, I have more bad news. When minimum wage goes up and businesses are forced to pay workers more, there are two ways the businesses handle this increase. First, they fire people. Then, they pass the cost onto the consumer by raising the cost of their goods. So now your welfare mother is not only unemployed, she can't afford the now more expensive box of cereal to feed her kid. This is where the government comes in to help, and we get to start this miserable cycle all over again.

At this time, I would like to add that the author of the liberal spiel is also SEXIST, because I'm a white Conservative WOMAN who doesn't want to see the minimum wage go up. Just thought I'd toss that out there.

What actually drove me to carp about this over here on my blog is this report from Gateway Pundit that another dumb school is upset a kid had an American flag; this time the kid had it on his bike. You know, if you don't like what the American flag stands for (because believe me, it's not about the flag, it's about what that flag stands for) then you can leave. I'll pay for your plane ticket to France or Iran, take your pick. But it's only gonna be one way.

I know that some people don't like America, but I'm tired of it being the ones who live in America who don't like it. If you don't like it, stop dragging my country down. Just leave.

In fact, I'd really like it if you left. Then I wouldn't have to read anymore stupid liberal spiel in my textbooks.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Reagan on the Election

I think this quote from Reagan's speech on the eve of the 1980 election needs to be quoted in full as we go to the polls tomorrow.

"Consider these questions as well as you make your final decision:

Are you confident that our economy will create productive work for our society or are you less confident?

Are you satisfied that in inflation at the highest rates in thirty-three years is the best we can do? Are interst rates at 14 1/2 percent something you are prepared to live with?

Are you pleased with the ability of young people to buy a home, or the elderly to live thier remaining lives in happiness; of our youngsters to take pride in the world we have built for them?

Is our nation stronger and more capable of leading the world toward peace and freedom or is it weaker?

Is there more stability in the world or less?

Are you convinced we have earned the respect of the world and our allies, or has America's position across the globe diminished?

Are you personally more secure in your life? Is your family more secure? Is America safer in the world?

And most importantly - quite simply - the basic question of our lives: Are you happier today than when Mr. Carter [Obama] became president?"
And that, my friends, is what it all boils down too.