Wednesday, November 30, 2005

The Goals Of The Left

As you read this, think about the world we live in today. Think about the world you want to live in. Think about the world you want your children to grow up in. Then decide what you are going to do about it. Are you just going to sit silently or are you going to let your voice be heard?

Communist Goals (1963)
Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35
January 10, 1963
Current Communist Goals
Thursday, January 10, 1963
Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.
At Mrs. Nordman's request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as an excerpt from "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen: [From "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen]

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.
9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
15. Capture one, or both, of the political parties in the United States.
16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."
23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."
24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."
29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."
31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture -- education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etcetera.
33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
35. Discredit, and eventually dismantle, the FBI.
36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].
39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.
43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.
45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Happy Anniversary To Me!

Lil GeeChee Girl & GeeChee Guy at the Citadel Game.

Two years ago today, I married the greatest geechee guy on the planet. I thank the Lord every day for him. He's smart, handsome, funny, considerate, warm, goofy, sexy, a great father and my best friend.

I Love You GeeChee Guy!

50 Babies A Year Are Alive After Abortion

This makes my heart weep. I read this yesterday and I am still having a very hard time wrapping my mind around this.,,2087-1892696,00.html

A GOVERNMENT agency is launching an inquiry into doctors reports that up to 50 babies a year are born alive after botched National Health Service abortions. The investigation, by the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health (CEMACH), comes amid growing unease among clinicians over a legal ambiguity that could see them being charged with infanticide.

The Royal College of Obstetricians andgynecologists, which regulates methods of abortion, has also mounted its own investigation. Its guidelines say that babies aborted after more than 21 weeks and six days of gestation should have their hearts stopped by an injection of potassium chloride before being delivered. In practice, few doctors are willing or able to perform the delicate procedure.

For the abortion of younger foetuses, labour is induced by drugs in the expectation that the infant will not survive the birth process. Guidelines say that doctors should ensure that the drugs they use prevent such babies being alive at birth.

In practice, according to Stuart Campbell, former professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at St Georges hospital, London, a number do survive. Yhey can be born breathing and crying at 19 weeks gestation, he said. I am not anti-abortion, but as far as I am concerned this is sub-standard medicine.

Also, in the same article:

Paul Clarke, a neonatal intensive care specialist in Norwich, has treated a boy born at 24 weeks after three failed abortion attempts. The mother decided to keep the child, who is now two years old but is suffering what doctors call significant ongoing medical problems.
The survival of this child was not recorded in any official statistics, Clarke said. There is nothing at the moment to force abortion practitioners to account for their failures.

Words can not describe how I feel about this. This is just sick. It is an abomination.

I Couldn't Have Said It Better Myself

This is what happens when the people have had enough. We start asking questions. We start demanding answers when we are 'ignored' or told 'don't worry, it's under control' or 'it's not as bad as it looks'. We are not stupid. Fix the problem or get the hell out of the way. It is our money being thrown away due to massive mismanagement. The school districts have to learn to live within a set budget instead of stealing the money from everyone's wallet every time they want a new car, blackberry or paid vacation.

Palmetto Rebellion South Carolina Republicans will cut taxes--or else.
BY BRENDAN MINITER Tuesday, November 29, 2005 12:01 a.m. EST

Over the past several months Glenn McConnell, president pro tem of the South Carolina Senate, held a series of town hall meetings around the state. What he found would be a good lesson for Congress to learn as it fiddles over making tax cuts permanent. As any Palmetto State politician with a set of ears already knows, unless Republicans push through serious tax reform, the party will almost certainly take a pounding next Election Day.

The issue in South Carolina is that rapidly increasing home values--fueled by the well-to-do buying second homes and retirees heading to the coast--have driven property tax bills to a crisis point. Even when tax rates remain unchanged, a dramatic uptick in home values can push tax bills through the roof. The result is today many seniors on fixed incomes can't hold onto homes they've lived in for decades. Steep tax bills also force the poor to forgo homeownership and with it the hope of making it into the middle class. Meanwhile, middle-class homeowners struggle to pay the taxman.

It's not just South Carolina. Residents from Maine to Arizona have seen rapidly rising home values also increase their tax bills. Anger has grown in Virginia as infrastructure improvements have fueled tax assessments. In New Hampshire the taxman has lately taken to collecting a levy on the views some homeowners enjoy. California is actually ahead of the curve on this one, having solved its property tax problem in 1978 with Proposition 13, which ties tax bills to the value of a home when it's sold.

South Carolina taxpayers are incensed for another reason. Higher taxes have dramatically increased education spending while overall student enrollment has risen only slightly. One district in Richland County has seen school tax revenue skyrocket 779% since 1984, while the number of students dropped 11%, according to a study published by the South Carolina Policy Council. Average spending per pupil is now more than $9,100, up about a third from a decade ago and statewide education spending tops $6 billion, with most new dollars going to poorer districts. Voters have figured out that there's no truth to the refrain that schools are underfunded. (emphasis mine.)

Taxpayers might not be so angry if they were actually getting something for their money. But depending on the yardstick used, Palmetto State schools are either dead last or near the bottom in the nation. About half of all high school students drop out. Those who graduate are turning in some of the lowest average SAT and ACT scores for any state. The public schools are so bad that parents of about one in 10 students pay their property tax bills and then pay private school tuition. (emphasis mine.)

The first casualty in the tax revolt is probably Inez Tenenbaum, the state's education superintendent and the only Democrat elected statewide. She announced over the summer that she won't seek a third term and won't run for governor next year. A Rasmussen poll, commissioned by South Carolinians for Responsible Government, tells us why: Her efforts to derail a statewide voucher plan supported by Gov. Mark Sanford, a Republican, this past year likely would have doomed her. Voters favor school choice by 58% to 21%. And in a head-to-head match-up on the issue the poll found 56% would vote for the governor and only 26% for Ms. Tenenbaum. The real death knell came from self-identified liberals, 53% of whom said they support school choice.

But it was only after stories of the elderly paying more in annual taxes than they paid for their homes decades ago began circulating in the state capital that South Carolina lawmakers realized that if they did nothing, they too would get burned. Several veteran politicos told me they haven't seen this much voter outrage over a single issue in decades. So the state House and Senate now have competing proposals, with the House plan calling for a wholesale repeal of some taxes and the Senate looking to leave in place property taxes paid by some businesses. Each plan calls for making up any "lost" revenue with a two cent sales tax increase.

The compromise will likely be to cut property taxes on homes and apartment buildings, cap the taxes that remain (Ã la Proposition 13) with a constitutional amendment and then make sales tax hikes easier on the poor by eliminating sales taxes on groceries and abolishing the hated property tax on cars.

Regardless of the details, nearly everyone agrees that what will come out of the Legislature after it gavels back into session in January won't be a small rebate, temporary relief, tax credits or even a gradual reduction in taxes. And it will likely be signed by the governor. Across the state there is "strong, strong support to take the cost of schools off the backs of homeowners," Sen. McConnell tells me.

With every member of the House and the governor up for re-election next November and the state expecting a substantial budget surplus, Palmetto State politicians are getting the message that some Washington Republicans refuse to hear: that voters expect the GOP to deliver permanent tax relief.

Mr. Miniter is assistant editor of His column appears Tuesdays.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Feel Like Poop

I always know when the holidays arrive - I get a cold. Going to lay down - will be back tonight.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Be very thankful that you can have this today. You are able to have this because the US Military protects us every day. They sacrifice everything for you. They are in a foreign country giving their all to ensure that we have freedom. Tonight, say a prayer for our men and women, that they may enjoy a Thanksgiving as good as ours. Amen.

Gullah Word Of The Week


meaning something appetizing to eat.

(Also means "put a taste in his, her or their mouth or mouths") No, I' am not going there.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Don't forget when you say Grace today to remember the brave men and women who are keeping us safe.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Thanksgiving Eve

So far:

2 pecan pies - done
2 broccoli casseroles - done
1 pan mashed sweet potatoes - done
1 large pot of collard greens - cooking
1 large pan of dressing - done
beef ribs - marinating (for tonight)
sauteed shrimp - getting ready to start (for tonight)

To do:

3 turkeys to fry (number subject to change) - starting soon

Needless to say, blogging will be rather light. See you soon!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The Protest You WON'T Hear About

About 200,000 people staged a protest. Did you hear about this on the evening news? Have you really heard anything at all about this. 200,000 Arabs protesting against a terrorist and terrorism and very little is said in the media. How very sad that the elite media in this country believe that the President of the US is a 'nazi' or 'warmonger' and the people that want to eliminate us are 'freedom fighters'.


Monday, November 21, 2005

Chris Mathews - We Just Need To Give Them A Hug

In a speech to political science students at the University of Toronto yesterday, the host of the CNBC current affairs show Hardball had plenty of harsh words for U.S. President George W. Bush, as well as the political climate that has characterized his country for the past few years.
“The period between 9/11 and Iraq was not a good time for America. There wasn’t a robust discussion of what we were doing,” Matthews said.
“If we stop trying to figure out the other side, we’ve given up. The person on the other side is not evil — they just have a different perspective.”

Yeah, thats it. We all just need to sit down by the camp fire, have some s'mores, and pretend that all is right with the world. People like Mathews can be just as dangerous as the terrorist.

Yes, I Am Behind Schedule

I have been swamped the past few days - am going to get caught up tonight. See you shortly.

Saturday, November 19, 2005


Update: Carolina lost. I am depressed.

Kick off in 7 minutes! GO GAMECOCKS!!!!!

It's Too Late For A Hurricane!!!

Ok, it's the middle of November. It's going to go down to 28 degrees tonight. I have afire going in the wood stove. The temperature of the ocean (Folly Beach) is down to 70 degrees. Hurricane's should not be a concern. So why is Tropical Depression Gamma messing with my weekend and with Thanksgiving? This crazy bastard/bitch (is gamma male or female?) is looking to cross Florida and ride the coast and be here around Monday or Tuesday. Since when do those of us on the east coast worry about hurricanes at Thanksgiving? This just aint right. And no, it's not global warming. It comes down to the fact that God is testing me. He knows that I have a yard to clean, that my husband frying6 turkeys Wednesday night. He knows that I have 2 pies and 3 casseroles to cook for Thurday. But I will pass this test, I will get all the cooking done, child clean and dressed, house cleaned, husband cleaned, deliver food to my friends that are moving, and actually put on makeup! And while I am doing this, I am going to be giving thanks for this great nation that I live in, even if I am being hit with a storm in November. God really does have a sense of humor!

Friday, November 18, 2005

Iraq Pullout Vote Results

11:37pm est

(R) Yea 0
(D) Yea 3
(I) Yea 0
(R) Nay 215
(D) Nay 187
(I) Nay 1


Yea 3
Nay 403

Time to relax

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Question To The Ones Who Voted For The War, Then Changed Their Mind

Questions. Why did you change your mind? You agreed with the President and voted to go to war. You agreed with Clinton that there was danger regarding Osama and Saddam. Did you see the same intelligence that the both President Bush and former president Clinton saw and spoke about? Did you show up for intelligence meetings? If not, why? Did you see the same intelligence that the Americans and British saw? Did you see the same intelligence that I saw? If you did, did you have a problem with it? If you did have a problem, did you ask questions? If you had concerns, did you take those concerns to the public? If so, what was the public response?

Just curious.

Quick Vote!

UPDATE: Ok, I am an old woman and my home is set up really crappy. I would love to live blog this but the TV is on one end of the house and the computer is on the other - sue me! I am going to spend the evening watching CSPAN and will find the time tomorrow (before the game) to comment on this. I already have 10 pages of notes. Damn these people, I'm going to miss my favorite show, Numbers.

The House of Representatives are moving for a quick vote on Rep. Jack Murtha's resolution to immediatley pull out of Iraq. This is wonderful! Let's see how many Dems, who voted for this action, now vote to run and hide. Lots of great roundups tonight. See:

Going to be an interesting weekend!

Busy Saturday

Saturday will be a very busy day. Little GeeChee Girl has a birthday party to attend at Chucky Cheese (I now understand why they serve beer.), then off to a computer repair job, clean house, people coming over for bar-b-que. Ofcourse, the highlight of the day will be the Carolina vs Clemson Game. GO COCKS!!!!!

A Soldier Explains Freedom

Read it all!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

What is a GeeChee Girl? Glad you asked.

Before I explain what a 'GeeChee' is, I need to explain what 'Gullah' is. This definition probably explains who and what Gullah is best:

Gul·lah .
One of a group of people of African ancestry inhabiting the Sea Islands and coastal areas of South Carolina, Georgia, and northern Florida. The creolized language of the Gullahs, based on English but including vocabulary elements and grammatical features from several African languages and spoken in isolated communities from Georgetown in eastern South Carolina to northern Florida.

Gullah is the name of both an ethnic group and its English - African creole language.

In South Carolina and Georgia, Gullahs are commonly referred to as "GeeChees". There are very few true members of Gullah now. Unfortunately, a whole society and language is endanger of slipping away. For all of my 41 years, I have been told I am a GeeChee not because I am descended from African slave ancestry, but because I was born and raised on the coast of SC and can speak a bit of the language. Anyone born and raised on or near the islands can atleast speak a few sentences and can understand a Gullah perfectly. To an outsider, the gullah language sounds very strange - not like words at all. To us 'Geechees', it is english with a really heavy accent and some slang.

I am very proud to call myself "GeeChee Girl". The Gullah people were and are a proud people. I will write more soon on their culture - something I've been wanting to learn more about myself.

Gullah Word of the Week


Thank God, Thanking God.

In a Sentence: T'engk'Gawd tomorrow is Friday.

Questioning My Position

Sometimes you see something that really makes you question your position on an issue. Today was one of those days. I have generally felt that the death penalty should be carefully used. Every situation is different and lord knows that some innocent people have been executed. With the technology we have today (dna, etc.), I think we should allow for some appeals because mistakes are sometimes made. Today, no mistakes were made. I was watching foxnews this afternoon when the jury came back in the Carlie Brucia murder trial. I am sure you remember this. She was the young girl whose abduction was caught on a carwash security camera in Sarasota, Fla. This 11 year old baby was raped and murdered by a monster going by the name Joseph Smith. Today, a the jury returned a guilty verdict for kidnapping, rape, and 1st degree murder. This is where I started rethinking my position of the death penalty. The SOB sat there and smirked the entire time the verdict was being read! I can't remember the last time I have been so angry that I felt the need to reach thru the TV and strangle someone! Carlie's mother said something that really struck a cord. "This should never have happened," Carlie's mother said. "He should never have been out of jail. I think he should be sentenced and taken care of that day." After what I saw today, I totally agree with her. Instead of having the family go thru the penalty phase, just set up the electric chair right in the courtroom, strap him in, pull the lever. To hell with all these appeals. Fry him right then - send his chard corpse to hell for all eternity.

Light Blogging

Little GeeChee Girl has a cold, hence the light blogging. It is just to confusing to try and blog and keep a 4 year old entertained. Will get caught up tonight - see you then!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


Last week I was so angry! It was anounced that the SC vs Clemson game would not be shown on free tv - only on pay-per-view! Needless to say, the citizens of SC were rightly angered! This is the biggest game of the year! HOW DARE THEY! (Can you tell I am passionate about this?)

Well, the SEC and cable TV came to an agreement at around midnight Tuesday night to show the game on ESPN2 in SC only. The rest of the nation will be watching the LSU/Mississippi game on ESPN2. Thank you Lord. After the wins last weekend (SC beat Fla for the first time in 66 years, Clemson beat Fla St.), the powers that be realized that this is the game to watch.

Needless to say, blogging will be light Saturday night after 7pm - I'm going to be busy screaming "GO GAMECOCKS!"

Thank You Sister Toldjah!

This is a big huge "Thank You" and a great big hug to Sister Toldjah. She has given me some great help this week setting up this blog. Now go check out her blog while I work on this one! :)

Gov. Sanford - Time Magazines Worst Gov?

Ok, let's consider the source. Time magazine is not exactly a conservative, or even moderate magazine. At this point, I am questioning the criteria they used. The magazine says, "it consulted political analysts, academics and former govenors". This is obviously a survey based on opinion and not on fact. Yes, South Carolina has its share of problems - the WORST schools in the nation and unbelievable property taxes. Gov. Sanford wants lower taxes and more accountablity in spending. Continuing to throw money at problems with no accountablity just lines the pockets of people in charge of these programs. Sanford has spent his governship fighting this - he wants everyone to show where the money is going and if it is being spent in the most efficient manner. Do you, good people, get away with writing bad checks? What happens? You either pay the check and a fee or you run the risk of going to jail. What happens when the elected and appointed officials write bad checks? They want to raise taxes so they can cover the bad checks and continue to write more - never spending the money for what it was intended. Gov. Sanford has spent the past few years trying to put a stop to this - with very little help from the legislature. That is where the citizens of SC come in. Go Vote! If you are not registered, get registered! Every time the polls open, get there! Every vote counts! Just look at the City Council race - one canidate leads by 3 VOTES! Get out and vote!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Under Construction

Ok, I'm pretty new to this. I love reading blogs but building one from the ground up is going to be a new experience for me. Please be patient - I hope to have some thoughts on local happenings in the next day or so. In the meantime, get away for you dang computer and go enjoy the beautiful weather (it's 75 degrees and not a cloud in the sky)!

Blowing Things Up

Southerners love nothing more than to shoot things or blow things up, it's just our nature! For your enjoyment, here is the link to view the demolition of the Old Cooper River Bridge. They blew a large section up this morning at 10am. I was on the roof of a 6 story building on the river watching - very cool. Click on the "Video +-Sounds (Nov 15)" on the right hand side.

Citadel Homecoming

Went to the Citadel Homecoming game this past Saturday. We beat Elon, 21-0

Little Gee Chee Girl practicing her cheer (Go Dawgs!) before the big game.