Conservative politics, links, surprises.

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Conservative politics, links, surprises. Now (2014) in its fifteenth year!

Photo of the Week

Photo of the week.

A U.S. serviceman waves an American flag along 5th Avenue during the Veterans Day parade.

A sizeable portion of the American flags which are bought in the U.S. comes from China. As per figures from Flag Manufacturers Association of America, it is an annual $3 million import industry. But finally, thanks to the legislation by North Bay Congressman Mike Thompson, all "made in China" American flags have now been banned.

The new law requires the Department of Defense to purchase flags which bear the "made in America" label only.

The "made in China" U.S. flags have been used by the U.S. Army for long, as they cost significantly less than the "made in America" flags. The Pentagon has long been barred from purchasing military products from overseas, except in rare circumstances. The new legislation has now barred the DoD, but a similar bill, requiring all government-purchased flags to be made in the U.S., has repeatedly failed.

Source of photo.

Remember 9/11

AMERICA: Land of the free because of the brave.

Results from the 2012 presidential election have convinced me that a majority of American voters has decided, knowingly or otherwise, to let our beautiful country slip silently into socialism. This grieves me more than I can express. To see the government centralize power at the expense of individual freedom, to see it attack the wealthy and successful, to see it disrespect the U.S. Constitution, to see it fundamentally transform before my very eyes make my heart break.


New Updates for Monday, April 7, 2014.- - - Next Update Is Planned for Monday, April 21, 2014.

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Agenda, the video
"Agenda: Grinding America Down," a must-see movie (90 minutes)

Dot Alex in Wonderland- - Dot The Beehive- - Dot Can You Imagine?- - Dot Circles- - Dot Internet Scam- - Dot Obama's America

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Benghazi links Benghazi
. Dot "Clare Lopez of the Citizens' Commission on Benghazi on The Blaze Radio."

Global warming and cooling and the environment links Global Warming, Global Cooling, and the Environment
. Dot "Why the Alarmists' Climate Models Are Worthless."
. Dot "Roger Hedgecock: The Enviro Zealots."
. Dot "Earth Going to Pot -- Marijuana Grown in California Produce More Carbon than 3 Million Cars."
. Dot "The Coming Paradigm Shift on Climate."
. Dot "IPCC Scientists Knew Data and Science Inadequacies Contradicted Certainties Presented to Media, Public and Politicians, But Remained Silent."
. Dot "Surprising Admission by U.N. Climate Chief."
. Dot "Big Green's 'Sue-and-Settle' Strategy Draws Pushback from States, Congress."
. Dot "Inhofe: Obama Wasted $120 Billion on Global Warming Which Could Buy 1400 F-35s."

Government run amuk links Government Run Amuk
. Dot "Why Government Does Not Function."
. Dot "Kim's Trim: North Korean Male Students Required to Have Leader's Haircut."
. Dot "Why a High School Was Ordered to Tear Down Its Brand-New Baseball Bleachers Will Likely Have Small-Gov't Advocates Shaking Their Heads."
. Dot "Obama Core Is Another Power Grab."
. Dot "Details on Employer 'Mandate' Kept Hidden."

Just-for-fun links Just-for-Fun
. Dot "Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids with Animals on Her Farm."
. Dot "Holland's Got Talent -- Amira Willighagen Sings Opera."
. Dot "Underground Explorers and the Shocking Dimensions of the World's Deepest Cave -- How Far Could You Make It?"
. Dot "What Can Curiosity Do?" -- This is a must-see video. It's absolutely amazing!
. Dot "The Beauty of Pollination."
. Dot "The Lord's Prayer."

Must-read (or Watch) links Must-Read (or Must-View or Must-Listen)
. Dot "ObamaCare's 4th Anniversary: Winners and Losers and Losers and Losers and . . ."
. Dot "Bloody Assaults on Our Liberty Going Too Far."
. Dot "The White House Is Defeating the U.S. Military."
. Dot "Still another 'Inexplicable' Plane Crash."
. Dot "Rush Limbaugh Describes the Future" -- It's pretty grim (audio).

Obama links Obama
. Dot "Chinese T-Shirt Crackdown? Great Wall Shops Reportedly Ordered to Keep Obama-Mao Apparel away from One Special Visitor's Eyes."
. Dot "Obama Secretly Negotiating Away U.S. Sovereignty."
. Dot "Obama Gives Military Latrine Duty New Meaning."

Other links Other
. Dot "What Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?"
. Dot "On Gloria Steinem's Birthday, Comments That Will Shock Today's Young Women."
. Dot "How They're Hypersexualizing Your Kids."
. Dot "U.S. Blasts 1 Nation over Sex, Ignores Another."
. Dot "A Whole Lotta Liberal Corruption Going On."
. Dot "Frack Attack: Obama Endangers Energy Supply."
. Dot "Is 'Dallas' TV Show Taking Orders from Obama?
. Dot "Worst Week for Abortion in 50 Years."
. Dot "Chinese Ship Detects 'Pulse Signal' in Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet, Report Says" -- Isn't it interesting that the story that was covered wall to wall on cable day after day, week after week, just 'disappeared' with the shooting at Fort Hood.

Religion links Religion
. Dot "Not Just Britain! Babies Burned in U.S., Too."
. Dot "The Answer to Obama's War on Christianity."
. Dot "Teacher's Alleged Response to 5-Year-Old's Endearing Act Has These Outraged Parents Strongly Considering Homeschooling."
. Dot "Now 8 States Waging War for Christmas."
. Dot "Air Force Airbrushes Religious Liberty Again."
. Dot "Air Force Base Flushes Bible after Objections."

Video links Videos
. Dot "Best Speech of 2012! (Bill Whittle)" -- This is great! (Even if you've seen it before.)
. Dot "Senator Rand Paul Speaks Out against Senators Voting without Reading the Bills."
. Dot "Obama Supporter Interviews Herself."

Person with Quote of the Week Quote of the Week

""You know, 11 million people [illegal immigrants] living in the shadows, I believe they're already American citizens. Teddy Roosevelt said it better. He said, 'Americanism is not a question of birthplace or creed or a line of descent. It's the question of principles, idealism, and character.' These people are just waiting, waiting for a chance to be able to contribute fully. And by that standard, 11 million undocumented persons are already Americans, in my view."
. -- Joe Biden..

Quote of the Week -- more.
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This week's Miscellaneous Item

Graphic received in an email dated 11-16-13. Thanks, Michael.

Smiley Face

Received in an email dated March 17, 2014. Thanks, Jack.

Malcolm was driving home from one of his business trips, in Northern Arizona, when he saw an elderly Navajo man walking on the side of the road. As the trip was a long and quiet one, he stopped the car and asked the Navajo man if he would like a ride. With a silent nod of thanks, the Indian got into the car.

Resuming the journey, Malcolm tried -- in vain -- to make a bit of small talk with the Navajo man. The old man just sat silently, looking intently at everything he saw, studying every little detail, until he noticed a brown bag on the seat next to Malcolm. "What in bag?" asked the old man.

Malcolm looked down at the brown bag and said: "It's a bottle of wine. I got it for my wife."

The Navajo man was silent for another moment or two.

Then, speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder, he said: "Good trade."

Shoes of the Week

There's No Business Like Shoe Business

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With each website update I hope to include my pick for men's "Shoe of the Week." My selection will be based on uniqueness, boldness, and my own personal taste.

Shoe of the Week
Men's Revit Boots Black High. Weather Forecast

Intellicast weather.
Current Weather. Tomorrow's Weather. Satellite Weather.
Temperatures. Global Weather.
Interactive Weather Map.
Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Lightning Strikes. Convection Outlook.

Silver and Gold Price Charts from the Northwest Territorial Mint
Northwest Territorial Mint. Silver Website. Gold Website.

Price of silver . . . . . . Price of gold

Family and Odds and Ends

Dot " I'm Thankful," -- a melody and lyrics I've written and sung to "There Is the Door" by Jason Silver, from the album "12 Girlfriends."
Dot " Just with a Smile," a melody and lyrics I've written and sung to "Ready," by Phil Garrod & Scot Schreer.
Dot Old Timers Salute the Poughkeepsie Newyorkers
Dot There's a Train in My Kitchen
Dot Wild, Wild Shoes and Boots

My Son Tim's Adventures

Dot 1985: Tokyo, Hong Kong
Dot 1988: Galapagos
Dot 1990: Africa

FG Travels

Dot 1982: Africa Safari
Dot 1994: The Great Africa Safari Adventure
Dot 1996: Africa Adventure
Dot 1998: Africa Adventure
Dot 2001: The Great Amazon Adventure
Dot 2002: A Trip to Costa Rica
Dot 2003: Going Ape in Uganda, 2003
Dot 2004: Under Africa's Spell
Dot 2005: A Taste of Tanzania
Dot 2006: Africa Safari
Dot 2013: Another Glimpse of Africa
Dot Favorite Africa Photos
Dot Travel Memories

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