I have somewhat of a hodge-podge here today. First, good news about the initial success of The Talon blog over at Eagles Up! This is from our editor:
I’ve got some feedback and some news for you…We have been doing good, evidently better than I guessed. If I understand correctly, just after The Talon went on line, web hits for Eagles Up took a sharp move upward, obviously attributed to our page. I’ve been told that we now earn a web-rating of 6 in comparison to Vets For Freedom with a 4 and Michelle Malkin with a 7. I don’t understand the rating system completely, but it sounds good. Since VFF are very good guys, I’d really like to see them catch up to us; but then I’d also like to see us catch Michelle…If we all continue to prosper, perhaps we can put some of the leftie sites under the dirt. Apparently several of us have scored some individual column successes with columns earning links at other established websites, not our own. That’s more success. You guys are good, and I’ve gotten some brownie points for selecting you. Thanks. The only bad news is the good news – we’ve proved we can do it, so we’re expected to keep doing it. Not really bad news, because I’m confident we can.
It was later revealed that we had actually received a web rating of 5 which is still great news for the Talon. If you are not reading it everyday you should really start; yours truly posts a column there every Thursday. You can use the link here or it is part of my blog roll.
Second is Mr. Hype, Mr. Hypocrisy, Mr. Hanging Chad himself, Vice President Gore. Check out this little nugget of truth the MSM is ignoring. Hat tip to Greg Allen of The Right Balance for this great piece of info. Make sure you come back here after reading it:
Energy Guzzled by Al Gore’s Home in Past Year Could Power 232 U.S. Homes for a Month
Speaking of environmental wackos, check out this hilarious speech from the House floor:
I only laugh to keep from crying and pulling my hair out.
Lastly I want to introduce you to a wonderful man name Bob Huff.
Like me Bob is a Gold Star Dad; he lost his daughter Sam to an IED in Iraq.
Unlike me, Bob is a talented musician and as a ministry he gives free copies of his CD to Gold Star families. Greg Allen is using some of Bob’s works for his bumper music. Bob’s music has touched me at so many levels. One, it is phenomenally good…it is all instrumental, very soothing and relaxing; two, it is so personal to me knowing that we are kindred spirits; and three, that Bob is doing this out the kindness of his heart. Please visit Bob’s website and buy his CD for you and for your friends.
Hi Dave- I can’t get you tube stuff much anymore- I guess from the dial up is lousy! >:-( I LOVE reading the Talon and I go there often. I told another online friend about it- hope she’ goes to visit too. Her husband just left for Iraq, they are stationed in Germany and have three young ones. I told her about you too~
Algore is amazing in his hypocracy! I was telling someone the other day that I’m not complaining about my circumstances- I am so very blessed in my life, but what Algore and his buds use in one day would last me three lifetimes to use up- and I CAN NOT stand it to hear these hollywood and political hotshots telling me and my family what WE should do to save the planet. Just in what he uses in his house could run my house for about 5 years! And another thing (I’ve had this all building up- I’ve been pretty good lately- sorry Dave!) but remember his famous speech in which he screamed like a maniac (or howard dean- take your pick) 😉 Talking about Bush, “He played on our fears!!!!!” Eyahhh! (Sorry- Howard dean scream) Well, isn’t he doing the same thing with global whatever? I mean going to the arctic in the summer time and saying “the ice is melting! The polar bears are dying!” Having all these environmental wackos taking tours of ecologically sensitive areas in the antarctic and leaving footprints (not to mention oil slicks from their boat rides) all over the place and Scaring our kids in government schools to where they can’t sleep at night because they are afraid they are leaving too big of a carbon footprint?!
Oh, and I had to laugh at Rush today, playing his speech for Obama- if you survived Katrina, you know your vote is important! If you like the T on your blt, you know your vote is important blah, blah blah. I liked Rush’s comment how with the recent middle American floods- you don’t see people shooting at helecopters and their politicians usurping national guardsmen to get the cash out of their freezers- and the People of La obviously know their vote is important, which is why they voted for Bobby Jindall! And I suppose if messiah obama is elected, there will be no salmenella poisoning in our produce? Funny how since we have to buy organic (you know- better for the environment and all that) now we have to worry about e coli and other bacteria from the uh, organic animal droppings they use for fertilizer. But, enough of that- I think y’all get my point.
God Bless you Dave- have a wonderful week~
Speaking of environmentalism, here is the revealing first paragraph from a new commentary at http://www.renewamerica.us (which, IMHO, is the best place for getting the weekly highlights in the most concise manner). It comes from http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/vernon/080616 :
The late Natalie Grant Wraga once wrote, “Protection of the environment has become the principal tool for attack against the West and all it stands for. Protection of the environment may be used as a pretext to adopt a series of measures designed to undermine the industrial base of developed nations. It may also serve to introduce malaise by lowering their standard of living and implanting communist values.”
I read a while ago that Al Gore uses the energy sources he condemns and even gets away with it because he’s paid for a certificate. I really couldn’t laugh at the light bulb spiel by Texas Rep. Ted Poe, because our dependence on China scares me to death (and I won’t even mention the rest of the agenda!). Throughout my later public school experience, the message was always drummed into me that “globalization” is “inevitable”. What they never told me was that globalization means the removal of national boundaries following the model of the European Union. And more recently I’ve learned that the chief way to get people “pumped” and ready for a merging of the countries of a continent into a single entity IS THROUGH ENVIRONMENTALISM. I will never forget that outrageous front cover of TIME with the WW2 soldiers hoisting up a tree to “win the war on global warming”.
Sorry–I guess it’s obvious that I’m touchy on the environmentalism subject! I guess the EPA is the continuation of the “flower children” hippie freaks who were into the adoration of nature.
Oh, BTW, I’m glad “The Talon” blog is doing well!