Saturday, September 05, 2009

I Am Now on Pat's Posts

Since I lost my old, familiar blogger way of doing things and could not find a way to recover, I
decided to start a new blog and see if I could master the much more simplified approach. I did it!
I would not consider it mastery but it is working, and instead of redoing this blog, I decided to keep posting on Pat's Posts.

Click title of this post to be directed to my new site.

Thursday, September 03, 2009


I Am A Senior Citizen

An email I received (author unknown) made me think about why I support Sarah Palin. It is precisely that she values the things that are important and relate to the values we have held throughout our lives.

Senior citizens are constantly being criticized
for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world,
real or imaginary.
We know we take responsibility
for all we have done and do not blame others. HOWEVER,
upon reflection,
we would like to point out
that it was NOT the senior citizens who took: The melody out of music, The pride out of appearance, The courtesy out of driving, The romance out of love, The commitment out of marriage, The responsibility out of parenthood, The togetherness out of the family, The learning out of education, The service out of patriotism, The Golden Rule from rulers, The nativity scene out of cities, The civility out of behavior, < /SPAN> The refinement out of language, The dedication out of employment, The prudence out of spending, The ambition out of achievement, or, God out of government and school. And we certainly are NOT the ones
who eliminated
patience and tolerance
from personal relationships and interactions with others!!
And, we do understand the meaning
of patriotism,
and remember those who have fought and died
for our country.

Is My Blog Terminally Ill?

Somehow I really messed up my blog site!

I had just installed the code for Bloggers for Palin and was pleased to see the button on my blog along with the blog roll. It was good to be linked to many who share my positive feelings about Sarah Palin and the strengths she offers our nation.

I then decided to clean up my favorite links and other listings in my sidebar. I really was doing very well and then I did whatever that lost most of my sidebar.   I was annoyed at myself as I am using a new Mac computer and just learning my way around after years of using XP on Windows. All I could do is  rebuild my blog and would start out reinstalling My Bloggers for Palin blog roll. Alas, I went to my dashboard and found tabs for Posting, Settings, Layout and Monetize. The Template tab has disappeared and I have no idea how to reclaim it. My backup for the template was lost on my old computer.

If any of you have the technical knowledge to advise me, I would appreciate it. If not, please accept my apologies for lacking the blog roll. If I am unable to resuscitate Pawigoview, I may have to develop an entirely new blog. I will keep you posted.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The Wisdom of Sarah Palin

Today's American Thinker has a great article comparing the wisdom of Sarah Palin, the graduate of a state university to that of Dr. Ezekial Emmanuel, a Harvard graduate. Of course Sarah Palin shows more wisdom, understanding and compassion for people than the Harvard educated ethicist. The truth that multiple degrees do not necessarily mean a person has wisdom are pointed out by Stuart Schwartz,Ph.D. They reiterate theories and make plans/decisions believing in their superiority of intellect, confirmed by the advanced degrees from some lauded educational system. They are shocked that education and critical thinking are not limited to those with academic degrees. Persons learn great lessons from everyday life and it's struggles, failures and successes. Those with less formal education often have a set of principles and skills that allow them to succeed because they continue to learn and are able to incorporate life's lessons.

In my experience, teaching in a college nursing program, the student with the highest academic achievement is often not the student who is able to apply that knowledge appropriately. Ability to write great papers and score at the top on tests does not necessarily transfer to ability to be an effective practitioner.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Why Punish Honduras?

Finally, an article questioning why President Obama is attempting to undermine democracy in Honduras. O'Grady writes;"Mr. Obama's methods are decidedly uncool. Prominent Hondurans, including leading members of the business community, complain that a State Department official has been pressuring them to push the interim government to accept the return of Mr. Zelaya to power."

Why does Obama appear to consistently disrespect our closest allies and join hands with Hugo Chavez? Does he approve of ignoring the Supreme Court of Honduras and the Constitution of Honduras? Will he ignore our Supreme Court and our Constitution in his quest to transform our government and foreign policy. He demonstrates this more and more.


Saturday, August 29, 2009


Sarah Palin, One Year Later

One year ago today, John McCain introduced Sarah Palin to America. For those who knew nothing about her, it was an enormous surprise. To those of us who knew a little of her history and success as the Governor of Alaska,it fulfilled a heart felt hope that somehow McCain might recognize her impressive record and the principles she exhibits.

Governor Palin brought excitement and hope to a lack luster campaign and candidate. Suddenly we had hope that McCain truly had more insight into the needs of our nation than he himself was expressing. It almost worked and may have succeeded if people had really listened to Sarah Palin instead of the media who felt a need to eviscerate her.

Many changes have taken place in the past year and we need leadership that embodies the principles and wisdom of our founding fathers, I do not know what role Sarah Palin will play in the future of our republic but hope she will continue to be active on the behalf of our country.

May God continue to bless this great nation with leaders who love it and our freedoms.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Bizarre Bazaar of Czars

Is Congress asleep? The power grab by the executive branch by appointing czars (even when called special advisors) who require neither an FBI clearance nor a congressional hearing and who report only to the White House defeats the Constitutional checks and balances. Congress is supposed to represent the people and have sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution. The majority of members of Congress served during the previous administration and complained loudly about the executive powers of the Bush administration. Is loyalty to the citizens and our Constitution secondary to party affiliation? This Independent voter wants to know.

If we survive the Obama administration may we be lucky enough to elect someone like Sarah Palin to restore honesty in government.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

You Betcha!

As I recall, the phrase “you betcha” was derided during the last presidential campaign as indication of lack of intelligence or at least an indication of education at lesser schools of higher education. The elites who attended the Ivy League colleges would never use such terms. Sarah Palin was pilloried for speaking in the vernacular so common to the folks of the heartland.

The May/June issue of the AARP magazine contains an article about Maria Shriver, written by Jeanne McDowell. Maria Shriver is executive producer of a documentary dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. Maria is motivated to research this devastating disease because her father suffers from it. This is a sad development in any family and certainly strikes the members of elite families as well as those from humble backgrounds. I commend Maria for her love and compassion for her father and her attempts to learn all she can to educate her children as to the changes in their grandfather and the nation via a book for children and now the four part documentary.

In spite of the seriousness of the article, I had to laugh when McDowell asked Shriver if she was afraid of getting Alzheimer’s and Maria (a member of the Kennedy clan, wife of a governor and a child of privilege with the best educational opportunities our great nation offers) answered YOU BETCHA. BIGTIME.