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Friday, November 30, 2012

Changing the way we do business Part 3-- by Amy Lidster

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


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Showing my pride!

 You may know this already, but I'm a patriot. A real one. I'm proud of my nation, I'm proud of my roots, and I'm proud of what I have become.

I stumbled upon this documentary today, and it reminded me (like I needed it) of who I am. I felt the pride of being a suburb kid again, a suburb kid who couldn't care less about what tomorrow brings. Living every day and night to the fullest.

I was an outcast. A misfit only associating with other misfits. So were these guys.

I was the guy with the waist-length pony tail. The pot smokin', acid dropping, popper sniffin' studded leather wearing guy.  Yep. And even tho I changed paths in my adult life, I regret NOTHING.

But one thing that always stayed with me, is my love of rock music. I'm a conservative, but damn, there's nothing like rocking out to a good rock band.

Like these guys, I was always marginalized by the way I looked, by the way I said things.

With commentary by:

Kirk Hammet (Metallica)
Danny Carey (Tool)
Billy Corgan ( The Smashing Pumpkins)
Sebastian Bach (Skidrow)
Gene Simmons (Kiss)

The most UNDERRATED band in the history of rock and old roll,

Monday, November 26, 2012

Obama’s memo on “insider threats”, By Doug Hagmann

 Originally posted on Canada Free Press

On the day before Thanksgiving, Barack Hussein Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum, or an unofficial directive to the heads of departments and agencies under the executive branch. This Presidential Memorandum, the text of which is only 183 words, directs agency and department heads to establish a program “to deter, detect, and mitigate actions by employees who may represent a threat to national security.”
Much like all of Obama’s other directives, Executive Orders and findings, there is a disturbing level of ambiguity contained within this memorandum. One could correctly state that the obvious intent of this directive is to stop government employees from leaking classified information that would endanger the safety and security of our nation. While true, there appears to be a deliberate lack of specificity concerning the exact elements that constitute such an “insider threat.”

There is, however, a more important aspect to this memorandum that will be undoubtedly missed by many who report on it. It is reflected by a word that appears toward the end of the directive and should be considered the “key” to understanding the intent and action of Barack Hussein Obama. The word is “centrally,” and when it is considered in the context of Obama’s agenda we’ve seen being implemented over the last four years, it is chilling.
The key to understanding this memorandum is to understand that we are witnessing the greatest consolidation of power and control under the Executive branch of the government in recent U.S. history. This consolidation of power makes it possible for a select number of highly political “czars” and appointed officials to observe, control and report on the activities of people within their various departments to the Executive branch. This process creates a closed system of surveillance that cannot be easily penetrated by other branches of our government.
Accordingly, it becomes a self-policing network that has the ability to silence critics and individuals opposing a particular agenda or activity, even if such dissent is lawful. Taken to its extreme, it gives Barack Hussein Obama the ability to redefine what constitutes a threat to the government, including treason. It’s no longer about the rule of law and one’s allegiance to the United States. It’s now about allegiance to the agenda of the Executive branch, assured by active surveillance of government employees by Obama’s hand-picked appointees.
This memorandum quietly inserts yet another plank in the framework for absolute control by Barack Hussein Obama. It is he, not laws enacted by congress or the workings of the judicial branch, who will now determine who and what constitutes an “insider threat.” The mechanisms for reporting such threats are now in place, and actual or perceived threats to our government are to be identified and reported on by the very people he appointed to key government positions. It is the very essence of “Big Brother” within the government itself.
Everyone needs to wake up and understand exactly what’s happening not only in the U.S., but across the world. We are witnessing the consolidation of power that historically precedes a war for absolute control.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Under the Fedora: Israel, Kimberlin and Chicks who love Doctor Who

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I’m hearing the MSM yell out that Barack Obama has a mandate after winning in 2012.  Funny the GOP managed to keep the house by a wide margin and as George Will it noted just about every one of those congressmen won by a larger margin than Obama.
That’s 230+ mandates the media doesn’t want you to see against.

Another thing the media doesn’t want to see  is Senator Kelly Ayotte.  They’ve been hitting the Susan Rice Benghazi business pretty hard throwing brickbats at Senator John McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham over it.  The left has played the “two old white guys” meme to the hit, forgetting that Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) was at that press conference and made points like this:
Let’s also not forget that, I think you all appreciate you don’t end up on every single major Sunday show without affirmatively putting yourself out there of wanting to carry forward a message on behalf of the administration.
Senator Kelly Ayotte is not only a smart accomplished woman, but she is a tall statuesque and beautiful woman.  Normally a person with that description would never be left out of the media stories but she doesn’t fit the meme which must be protected…
…and she is also the highest ranking CONSERVATIVE republican north of NYC so she definitely must not get publicity.
I haven’t talked much about the Brett Kimberlin case lately but the legal gears continues to move and they appear to be rolling right over him and his pals
John Hoge’s latest news in the Virginia case of Aaron Walker v. Brett Kimberlin, et al., is that Walker’s attorney Dan Backer has filed motions for default judgments against Kimberlin’s co-defendants Ron Bryanert and Neal Rauhauser. Backer is requesting that the court in Prince William County schedule the hearing on this motion for Dec. 4, the same date as a hearing on Backer’s motion for procedural sanctions against Kimberlin.
It is perhaps about time to point out the hazards of amateurism illustrated here. As every student of Kimberlin’s criminal career knows, the Speedway Bomber became somewhat renowned as a “jailhouse lawyer” during his 17 years in federal prison, filing more than 100 actions on his own behalf. But what was his success rate? I’m not sure anyone has ever bothered to check.

These cases like most court cases roll slowly forward but they continue to roll and I suspect while Kimberlin & Co were feeling confident once the President was re-elected the wheels of justice keep turning and continued daylight seems to be hazardous to their continued success.
All the boring legal motions btw are findable at the Hogewash site if you’re into that kind of dry legal stuff.
I’ve had Dan Backer, the lawyer currently trouncing the Kimberlin Crew, on the show.  I should have him back before the end of the year if he’s free.
Some sports, people don’t say much about Tom Brady anymore it’s as if he’s passé but not only is his team 7-3 and leading its division but last weekend his offense scored 59 points against the Colts.
Now people might say Indy is overachieving but if you score 59 points in an NFL game against a team that’s 6-3 , either that team is over rated or you’ve still got it.
Brady’s still got it

You know what really gets me about the stupid story of Lindsey Stone who decided it was a good idea to give the finger next to the sign saying “Silence and Respect” at Arlington National Cemetery.  The sheer amounts of stupid acts done in sequence by this woman
1.        Doing the act
2.        Doing it in front of a camera
3.        Posting it on Facebook
And the crowning idiocy in this collection of foolishness, doing all of this on her employers time and an employer’s event, that’s smart!
Now I might understand if a person my age or older still did not appreciate the power of the internet,  but this young lady was born into the internet age, there is no excuse for not understanding how the internet works.  That’s just dumb.
You’ll note that I don’t say a word about the nature of this act, that’s simply because there any person willing to do this either doesn’t know or care that how wrong it is, so why waste my breath explaining it to her?

Speaking of things foolishly done on the net Anderson Cooper is being attacked by the friendly folks of Hamas and their supporters for displaying pictures of Hamas dragging the bodies of summarily executed  supposed “collaborators” on the backs of motorcycles through the streets of Gaza.
Mind you they are not upset about the executions, the dragging of the bodies through the streets or even them being on the net, Pam Geller for example has a huge collection of them on the net, but because it was Anderson Cooper of CNN who tweeted it out.
Cooper tweeting it gives legitimacy to the simple fact that when we are dealing with Hamas and their supports we are dealing with murderous barbarian bastards and people who support murderous barbarian bastards.  If I say it, it doesn’t have the same impact.
Even worse optics for the Pro-Hamas crowd are the people publicly supporting summary execution and declaring those killed “had it coming”.
That’s the totalitarian left for you, they love civil rights and due process and respect as long as you are with them, but if you are not on their side, having your body dragged from the back of the motorcycle is too good for you.
I give Cooper some credit here, I figure the reason why so much of the press kowtows to these murderous bastards is…because they are murderous bastards and they on occasion have to work within their range.
Speaking of Gaza anybody notice that this wasn’t considered a crisis while Hamas was firing rockets into Israel but it became one once Israel started shooting back.  Sort of like the Yon Kippur war, it wasn’t until Israel was about to destroy the Egyptian 3rd Army that the world decided a cease fire was needed?
All of this is bad for Egypt btw.  As long as Hamas was firing and Israel was not shooting back, they looked great, but if Israel keeps pounding Hamas and Egypt sits back and lets them they lose face in the Arab world and the Muslim Brotherhood looks like the feckless cowards they are.
Still it’s better than going to war with Israel and being utterly destroyed…again.  And if Israel takes Gaza one more time, I’m betting they keep it.
Israel needs to realize that no matter what they do the left and the Arab world will call them murderous and genocidal.  Facts don’t matter.  That being the case they might as well protect themselves as best they can.
Sort of like the GOP.  We could nominate Jon Huntsman on a pro-abortion platform pro-gay marriage platform and he would immediately find himself tagged a racist sexist homophobic misogynistic pig.
That’s the left, it’s what they do.

Mediation has not saved the Twinkie, and liquidation seems to be the next step.
I’m sure the Hostess brands and hopefully the Drakes brands that I like much better will be picked up by somebody but it just goes to show what small amounts of union members can do to 18,500 jobs when they decided to take their ball and go home.
This BTW is a great chance for the right, jobs and layoffs at companies far away have no meaning, but taking away people’s Twinkies, THAT they understand.
Incidentally did you note how the Unions blamed MITT ROMNEY for the Twinkie business?  Can you imagine what they’d be blaming them for if he won?

Finally I had the pleasure of interviewing some excellent female writers and artists at Anne’s Book stop in Worcester where they were talking Doctor Who and two books Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who and Chicks Dig Time Lords A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It with contributors K Tempest Bradford, and Jennifer Pelland.
The interview was in two parts (thanks to dying batteries)
Cover artist Katy Shuttleworth sat for part 2.
The most interesting thing about the interviews was the totally opposite experiences we have had as Doctor Who fans in America.  In England everybody has known Doctor Who for three generations it’s part of the culture but here it not.  My experience has always been with a mostly male fan base.  I really knew only one woman who was into Dr. Who but their experience was totally opposite, it was all “chicks” who are the fans they know and were shocked to see so many guys at some events.
Still can’t wait for the next season and the 50th anniversary.
If you aren’t watching the show or listening to the Big Finish audios you ought to be.
Happy Thanksgiving to all and to all a good week.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Changing the Way We Do Business Part II

Another page the Republicans can tear from the Democrats playbook is party leadership and that was pretty evident in the state of Arizona primary elections. Obama’s handpicked Senate candidate Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona, newly minted Democrat who didn’t even vote in the 2010 election ran against Don Bivens, former chair of the Arizona Democratic Party. Standing no chance against the wildly popular Republican Jeff Flake in the general, Bivens immediately withdrew upon “suggestion” as the higher profile Carmona might fare better against Flake.
In sharp contrast, in newly gerrymandered congressional district nine, the good of the party was nowhere to be found. Two existing and respected congressmen, Ben Quayle and David Schweikert were offered the district as incumbent. Schweikert, demurred citing two thirds of his constituency lay in newly formed district six opted to stay put. Quayle, In CD9 facing a bluer district than before, moved into Schweikert’s six and kicked CD9 to the curb.
 Ultimately Quayle lost against Schweikert in the primary but would have easily won both the primary and general in CD9, the details of which are beyond the scope of this blog post.
Meanwhile, in nearby newly named Arizona’s 5th district, there was an open seat left by Flake running for Senate.  Republicans had two stellar candidates in former Congressman Matt Salmon and former Speaker of Arizona’s House, Kirk Adams. A close race that brought Sarah Palin to town, but any Republican voter could have closed their eyes, pointed and been comfortable with the outcome. Salmon ultimately prevailed in the primary and the general.
Which brings us to the train wreck of CD9, the district designed to favor Democrats, had three such candidates vying for the slot. We had seven, ranging from little to not qualified for the seat in the House of Representatives. Boasting twice the turnout of the Democrats, but spread much thinner, the result took several days to establish.
 In the absence of term limits, the Tea Party’s distain for career politicians is buoying candidates along who have never served at any level and the result was vote siphoning and money wasting. It is completely self-defeating to send such a candidate to Capital Hill.  Upon arrival, the buzzards will circle and the jackals will pounce. The voters who donated, voted and put him there get no meaningful representation from someone trying not to drown.
The Republican candidate Vernon Parker could never jinn up the requisite enthusiasm from a spread thin electorate needed to combat the ultimate winner in the general, pinko hirsute Kristen Sinema who called stay at home mothers leeches. Clearly, corralling the kitty cats would have curbed this caboodle.
The Point to all this is Kirk Adams and Matt Salmon are stellar candidates who I saw coach a weakling opponent through a candidate forum. Ben Quayle and David Schweikert were freshman congressmen with strong, conservative voting records. Why were these four thoroughbreds running against each other while CD9 was left to flounder? The Republican gene pool is deep in Arizona; some Pater Familias from party leadership to redistribute some of this wealth would not have been inappropriate.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Changing the Way We do Business Part I

Known for eating their young, the Republican party appears to have graduated to first playing with their food.
In the days since our crushing defeat and its’ bloodletting implications, the finger pointing clearly shows that in order to become the party of the big tent; that tent must be held up by the Tea Party with a healthy plank for the Libertarian wing as the foundation. 

The problem lies not with the principles of Conservatism, but rather it’s sales. Moderation of the message has badly bungled by misinterpreting the reasons the middle has been moving to the right, which has been willingness to table their liberal social views in favor of embracing their inner fiscal conservative. Ever willing to exploit, a complicit press launches rape and abortion diversions to send them running back to lefty environs.

The Democrats have brainwashed women to dress as vaginas and bandy themselves about in protest and pageant.  They brainwashed women into thinking they are in mortal danger of not only being raped and impregnated by same, but being forced to carry the child of said rapist by mere virtue of the fact somewhere within 20 miles a Republican holds office. They have further taught convinced women without Democrats, birth control as we know it shall cease to exist.

The old adage Democrats fall in love and Republicans fall in line seems to have reversed itself as Missouri Congressman Todd Akin can attest. Back in August, the US senate candidate showed he was absent the day they taught biology by making an absurd comment about a woman’s ability to “shut down” the process of getting pregnant when raped.

The comment immediately went viral. Republican candidates and party chair Reince Priebus placed Akins’ head upon the proverbial platter and walked away. With the lone voice of Dana Loesch and later Mike Huckabee in support, Akin chose instead to stay in the race, pointing to the factors that put him there. Always unabashedly pro life in all circumstances, the principled, fiscal conservative was thumping icky incumbent Claire McCaskill whom the show me state had been eager to show the door.

Had Akin been a Democrat, his comrades would have shrugged their shoulders, pointed out, his basic statement was one he always touted and who needed biology on Capital Hill anyway? The story would have fizzled by the time Monday commuters got home from work.  Instead, by cannibalizing Akin we chased off the very voters we were pandering to and the issue remained a cause célèbre much to the shock and awe of Indiana’s Richard Mourdock.

Challenging RINO barnacle Dick Lugar for his Indiana senate seat, Mourdock is a honorable, committed public servant and pledged to limit himself to two terms. With the full backing of the Tea Party, Mourdock won the primary and led in the polls throughout the season, but he too stumbled with rape and pregnancy bungled comments and lost big to Democrat Joe Donnolly.

The problem is not with these two gentlemen’s positions on pregnancy resulting after a rape. The problem is with our transmission of the message after the fact. Knowing the Left has the mainstream media at the ready to deploy and spin our gaffes, we need to do a much better job of spinning back a message of, “rape is rare and so is a resulting pregnancy. Last time we checked abortion is still legal, no one candidate can take it away despite their personal views and oh by the way, ICYMI your paycheck IS going DOWN in January and your expenses UP if you do not vote Republican…etc”. Moreover, the candidates themselves need to be better prepared to parry these questions, answer them honestly, but stay off the landmines. Simple social media 101 training should do the trick.

The Tea Party doesn’t have to move to the middle in order to speak to the middle, but they do need to combat the Zombie mainstream media horde that are one step away from delivering the liberal message subliminally.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Is this year never gonna end??

 First I'd like to say sorry. Sorry for not being here for almost 2 months.

This year started out great for me: Business has been booming and we were pretty happy. Then around the end of September I started feeling a little sick....not too much, but this constant nagging pain in my stomach.

Went to a doctor and was told I had IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), witch is not so great because my wife has Crohn's, so we fought for the toilet a little lol.

Then my house basement was flooded by black water (yes, poopy water) and it caused about 20gs in damage, that I mostly repaired myself at night, while working during the day. Then I get this contract for a big demolition at night, so I switched schedules.

After a month of working 19 hour days, I finally finished my demolition. The engineer was pleased with our work and promised a lot more contracts. All in all it was great.

Then the stomach trouble came back with a vengeance. I could barely make it to the throne in the morning. Hurt so bad I went back to the hospital. Now they are saying I have as many as 20 ulcers in my stomach and intestines. I changed my diet DRASTICALLY over the last 2 weeks and it seems to help. May I remind you that as a machinery operator, I tend to eat a lot of junk on the go. Lots as in morning noon and sometimes evenings. Those drive-thru joints are a man's best friend when he is on the go. I been eating like that pretty much all my life, with the occasional fancy supper doused with wine and beer.

Like I keep saying, this getting old thing ain't working out so good for me.

Now I gotta eat salads minus the dressing, veggies and cut down on Coke and Coffee. Man I miss my coffee!!

I feel like one of those morbidly obese persons ordering 2 combos at McDonald's but with a diet coke.....

I'm a hefty guy, 6'0'' and 325pds, but I was never really ''fat''. Of course I got the love handles and all but considering I work sitting down all day I guess I thought I was all right. EEEEE   Big mistake.

Of course the doc gave me a complete check up and well well, what have we got here? Lungs so dark they look like an 80 year old's. Guess those 50 cigarettes a day didn't really help. Guess inhaling diesel exhaust for the most part of the last 25 years didn't help either. So now I got an inhaler, just like when I was a kid. Great, just what I needed.

I bought a brand new truck on the 1st of November. I was overdue, and my older Dodge was starting to cause me grief after 18 years of loyal services. So I went all out and bought this 2012 Dodge 2500 Cummins and got her all equipped with a brand new plow, a brand new spreader and all the bells and whistles I always wanted.
In the showroom the day I bought it

Guess what?  I got to drive it 300 miles before it started to smoke like crazy and died on the road. That was 1 week ago, and it's still at the Cummins shop getting fixed. Engine blown, turbo blown, off cooler blown. They never saw that. That was November 7th, and I just turned the radio on to hear that Obummer was re-elected....Guess who I blame for my truck trouble???

So 70 000$ later including the flood in my home, I'm still driving my 1994. Of course I have a few 2000 in the yard, but the 1994 is MY truck. I am the only one who ever drove it. And I love it.

But I really enjoyed my new ride...

Please let 2013 roll in and be a better year!!!

Under the Fedora: The Wisdom of Walter

For the last several months as I confidently predicted a Mitt Romney victory there were two people who consistently told me I was dead wrong, both are local business owners who deal with people every single day. Their daily interactions with people told them that the country was too far gone and Obama was going to win this election. I politely listened and disagreed, I looked at the numbers and the trends, I saw where the electorate had seemingly gone and looked at the state of the economy thinking that while here in Massachusetts it was certainly possible people in Massachusetts where so many of our producers had simply left for greener pastures the rest of the country had not reached that point. I was wrong. Walter in particular was adamant, he said he hoped I was right but didn’t buy it. He was right. America did re-elect Barack Obama but there were some interesting oddities such as this from Election Projection:
Four years ago, Democrats made up 39% of the electorate and held a seven-point advantage over Republicans who numbered 32%. Last Tuesday, the Democrats' share of the vote accounted for just one point less than in 2008 and Republicans failed to improve at all on their 2008 number. Frankly, those results shock me. Republicans who couldn't bear to vote for Mitt Romney the Moderate or Mitt Romney the Mormon are now faced with having to bear four more years of Barack Obama, the Uber-liberal.
The question is why. Clearly millions of people decided Barack Obama wasn’t for them, so why didn’t the public embrace Mitt Romney? The answer is really in two parts. The first is this. While a nice guy personally and an able administrator Mitt Romney was the weakest and least conservative of the GOP choices that ran in 2012 and republicans who turned out for John McCain and Sarah Palin apparently were not willing to show for Mitt Romney. Second, we didn’t sell, we DUCKED. No matter how much some people in the professional punditry would like to pretend otherwise, the GOP the party they are a part of is a CONSERVATIVE party. Its electorate is conservative, the folks who do the heavy lifting are conservative and their activists are conservative. Conservatism is a philosophy. It is a way of life. It is an idea that if you are frugal if you work hard you will get ahead and your success will bring success to many others with you. Social conservatism is the same, Reality is it better to discourage your daughter from sleeping around then to put her on the pill leave condoms for her boyfriend and hope your insurance pays for an abortion. (even if it wasn’t murder). And as for equality, It is better to treat everyone the same regardless of race than to decide to grade behavior on a curve based on skin color and ethnicity. Mitt Romney and the GOP decided it was acceptable to not push these themes, it was enough to say : The economy sucks and Obama is in charge. Didn’t work did it? Ann at Legal Insurrection quotes an open letter to the GOP establishment:
The grassroots will fix this for you. Please stay out of our way. And don’t do anything stupid like granting citizenship to 15m illegals. We have to persuade Hispanics they are conservatives who belong in the GOP, just like that County GOP Chairman in New Mexico did with Susanna Martinez. We win Hispanics by persuading them that conservatism, that free enterprise rather than entitlement, is the path to the American Dream of individual liberty and prosperity.
Their message is you can’t win without your base, they’re right.


There is an old story about St. John the Apostle during his last days, that he would on the Island of Patmos once a week gather all the believers to teach them. They would sit down and wait for her to talk and then tell them “Love one another” and that was it. One week one of his followers approached him and saying: “Master every week we come here to learn and every week you tell us the same thing.” John smiled and replied: “When you have learned that first lesson then we will move onto the next one.” The moral of the story is conservatism needs to be taught. It needs to be professed and evangelized in the same religious like way that liberalism is. It’s not enough to say the truth one and count on people believing it, you have to constantly reinforce it. There is a reason why companies spend millions of dollars to constantly push their product, once the advertising stops, the people forget and easily switch to the next product and the new ad. Conservatism is the same, it won’t matter how good our product or ideas are, if we don’t’ sell them, if we don’t sell it every single day folks will fall prey to liberal propaganda that promises them everything for nothing.
That’s our job and will be mine for the next four years or at least until I can’t afford to do it anymore.
In Massachusetts the 2nd biggest shock was not so much the defeat of Scott Brown, after all the polling showed it was anyone’s race, but the sheer margin of it, 8 points. That’s a swing of 13 points toward democrats since the last election. Brown is a decent fellow but the local dems who had no skin in the game in Jan 2010 went all in. And spending months running away from the party didn’t help. If you are ashamed of saying you are a republican then you tell people that being a republican is something to be ashamed of. That’s not a great selling point, if you don’t believe me ask well running away from the GOP worked for Congressman Richard Tisei. And I’m sorry if you can’t elect an openly gay republican when you are running against an actual crook then Massachusetts is in real trouble. -------------------------------------------------------------------

The real shock was Question #2 I had little faith that Question #2 would be defeated. When I covered the forum in Hudson weeks ago I was the only media there and it was not picked up widely. Last week I covered another event that got absolutely no press, a 24 hour Eucharistic Adoration was held in at St. Joseph Church in Medford Ma. I spoke to a woman named Geraldine there and through her got an interview for a show before the election. There was no thing I was more worried about than question 2, because the idea of making it culturally acceptable to dispose of people in such a way in the name of “compassion” will over time corrupt a society in ways that are abominable, particularly when our future looks so bleak in terms of healthcare costs. While I was sure of Mitt Romney and cautiously optimistic on Scott Brown I was absolutely convinced that question #2 would pass in a state as liberal as Massachusetts. Reason told me that all of these things were the case and no matter how much I wanted question 2 to be defeated, it was not going to happen When I looked online just after I got to the Romney victory party it was leading and projected to win. By the time it was all over the question which was leading in the polls 68-19% just a few weeks ago had lost 51-49. It was a cause of great joy for me but I was ashamed of my own lack of faith. -------------------------------------

So now comes the job of teaching, but if another four years of Barack Obama doesn’t teach the public not sure what will.

Maybe I should ask Walter.