Friday, August 31, 2012

Making Liberals Mad in Texas

Last night, I was meeting some long time friends at Panera Bread. I stepped outside to make a phone call and two black men sitting at a table were discussing our Suburban. One of the men stood up and snapped a few pictures of it and said "it doesn't make sense." When my call ended I asked them if they liked my Suburban and asked if he would x out our plates if he posted it online. The look on his face was priceless. It was an opportunity to talk about the HHS mandate, though.

This morning, hubby was at a stop sign and the newspaper guy on the median came up to the window. Hubby rolled it down. The guy asked if he knew why the two American flags he pointed at were at half staff. Then he said it was because Romney was nominated. Hubby didn't say a word. Just rolled up the window. Really!? Are liberals that petty!?

This afternoon, we were flipped off by another classy, articulate liberal as we were going into the grocery store parking lot.

The two black men were having a conversation at a table in public. Had he not taken the liberty of snapping photos, I would not have said anything. I asked him to x out my plates if he posted it online.

The other two liberals!? Wow. Like the lady in Asheville, the paper dude felt he should say something to us. At least his wasn't a lecture. Flip off lady? Just classy.

I'm amazed that people get upset enough they say and do these things. I've seen loads of stickers I don't agree with, yet I've never flipped anyone off or walked up to talk to them. Liberals seem to be so very self-righteous. They just have to set you straight or lecture you. We Republicans would understand the plight of the world if only we would listen to liberals.

We did have a few more positive reactions. One lady in the hotel parking lot put her hands in the air and yelled, "Go Mitt!" Others honked, waved and gave us thumbs up.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mass in Baton Rouge

Today, we were able to go to Mass at the church where we were married. It was under construction, but is still a special place. We had a few unfriendly faces in the parking lot, but that's okay! I'm still seeing November from our Suburban. As we drove away, we had lots of hands waving and honks. We stopped to eat and watched through the window as a mom and her son took pictures of the back. It really is a lot of fun! Some people get so excited when they see our old Suburban. I like watching them as they honk and wave. We the people are tired of Obama's agenda.

Over lunch, we had a discussion that was similar to one of my blog posts about getting the conversation started. Some people, while they agree with all the stickers, don't think being so open about our views is a good thing. Mainly because they think liberals will damage old Bessie. I think it is worth the risk. It starts the conversation. Some people don't even know what the HHS mandate is. When they see us, they ask. That's a good thing.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bubba in Alabama

Stopped at a gas station in Alabama, I see Bubba pointing and smiling. I strike up a conversation, he tells me he loves the ride and I asked if I could snap a photo. His friend was on the fence saying he thought Romney was going to take away our guns. I told him about the U.N. Small Arms treaty Obama and Hilary support. I got the conversation started, now I hope he becomes engaged and does his research.

Bubba in Alabama:

Start the Conversation

We received a warm welcome at the Peach stand in South Carolina. The guy working at the stand was a teacher and said he could get in trouble if he took a picture with old Bessie. What a bummer! Maybe that's why our country is so messed up. People are too afraid to get the conversation started. The only way to get this nation back on track is to talk about the issues. Conservatives have been bullied into silence while liberals have no fear. They teach their liberal ideology on our schools and don't think twice about it.

The next exit up, we stopped at a Starbucks. I'm not sure our vehicle was well received! No one said a word. Two men sitting at an outside table drinking coffee gave us all some strange looks, but who knows for sure what they were thinking.

It was a great start to the day. Here are a few people who told us they really liked our ride.

Let's Roll

Before we ever left K'ville, we'd already had people honking. I'm loving free speech right now. I can see November from my Suburban right now.

We met a friend outside the pharmacy, where she gave me an extra magnet for the back. It says,"I know Freedom works!" Sean says we need an American flag to wave. I think he is right and I see modifications ahead.

It's been fun so far. A Marine passes us and gave us a thumbs up. Semper Fi! We've been feeling the love.

Here is a picture of my friend (her blog is called The Mouth from the South) with our Suburban and a close up of the new magnet.

Posting this from a Chick-fil-A where we received a warm welcome from a gentleman with a thumbs up,"Alright! Passed you on the road!" or something close.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Road Trip!

Some of us are heading on a road trip to see a few colleges and visit friends and family.  My oldest has to stay here because he has to work.  He's going to miss out in riding around in the most spectacular Suburban ever to hit the road!  I'm really proud of my oldest.  I was going to go out to buy groceries for him and he said, "No, just give me the money you were going to spend and let me do it myself, I've been checking out all the deals."  What was I thinking?  Of course he can go out and buy the food he needs on his own! He's homeschooled!  ~smile~  ~wink~   

As I was getting the Suburban ready for the road trip, hubby said, "You're just going to make people hate us as we are driving around. I replied, "There ain't no hate on the left, brother!"  He then came back with, "Sure, drive it to SEIU headquarters and see if they don't throw bricks through the windows."   But..but... all those liberals who yelled at us, and flipped us off, and came up to us with notes and lectures..... surely they support the right to free speech of all Americans, right? 

As you look at this not yet finished piece of art, let me tell you a few things. I wanted it all on there. Hubby only requested the "Rush is Right" sticker, my middle done requested the "Coexist" made out of guns, and my youngest requested "Honk if you're pro-life".   It is going to be a great trip to Texas and Louisiana.  I'm hoping to blog about it and maybe interview people who have reactions (positive or negative) about the Suburban. 

Surely, no liberal would get angry over our expression of free speech, right?


This side only has that S can see out of the window as we drive

side 2

Friday, August 17, 2012

Acts Five 29 - Continuous Prayer and Arrests

If you can get to DC, join the Act Five 29 project.

From the Acts Five 29 website:

We Must Obey God Rather Than Men!

The future of religious freedom in America is at risk!
Join us for 72 hours of continuous prayer and arrests at The White House
With the recent Supreme Court ruling affirming Obamacare, the future of religious freedom in America is at risk, and in grave danger of being entirely wiped out. Obamacare will force institutions, churches and individuals to purchase abortion-inducing drugs, and pay for sterilization and abortion in direct opposition to their beliefs, conscience and historic teachings of the Church.
For the first time in our nation’s history, our government is forcing people of faith and conscience to abandon their deeply held values and core beliefs. The President is now “dictating” to Christians how they are to live their faith. The government is replacing the teachings of Scripture, the Church, and our conscience, demanding that we bow down before their dictates.
If the Christian community does not take a stand and send a powerful message to President Obama that we “must obey God rather than man,” and we “will never comply” with immoral and unjust government mandates that violate our faith — religious freedom and the First Amendment will be trampled before our very eyes.
We cannot simply stand and watch while our religious freedoms are stripped away!
Beginning at 5:00 p.m. on September 29, 2012 we will engage in 72 hours of continuous prayer and arrests in front of the White House. We will prayerfully and peacefully assemble and the only grounds for arrest will be that our location is often a “restricted” zone for free-speech, so our defiance of the HHS Mandate will be taken as unprotected speech.
This will be a two-fold witness. First, we will be a prophetic witness to those within the Church. We will demonstrate with our lives and personal freedom what the future for the church in America will be if the church does not rise in opposition to the ungodly Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate.
We will be a prophetic witness to the Church, declaring: “If they outlaw your faith, the faithful become outlaws.” We will be arrested as an act of civil disobedience, in Godly obedience, as a warning to the church: Stand against this mandate now, join us in Washington, make your voice heard! We must obey God rather than man or soon jail may be the only option.
The Supreme Court has declared Obamacare constitutional
but the Supreme Court did not and cannot declare it right!
The second part of our witness is to those in government: We are a nation ruled by those we choose by our votes. So we are sending those in elected office a warning: you hold office because we chose you — and we will not comply! We will not pay the $1 monthly abortion surcharge, we will not pay for abortion-inducing drugs and other unconscionable practices demanded of us through the HHS mandate, and we will not surrender our freedoms as delineated in the Declaration and our Constitution.
And we will go to jail before we do.
Today our arrests will be voluntary, a living witness to the church and to the government — tomorrow arrest may be the only option if we are unwilling to pay to have someone’s child murdered.
Please join with us as we send a powerful message to those within the church and to our elected officials through peaceful civil disobedience! Just as MLK was arrested for the rights of his fellow men, so we will stand. This will be 72 hours of continuous prayer and arrests in front of the White House! This moment is fraught with an unprecedented “urgency of the hour”; thus, we are issuing a national call for Christians, and all our fellow Americans of whatever creed, to come to the White House and be part of this prayerful, peaceful, and prophetic witness for life and justice: ActsFive29.
Join us September 29 through October 2, 2012 as we humbly and boldly lay down our lives and our freedom so that future generations will have that freedom, and the liberty to practice their faith.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Clinging to my Guns and Religion

We spent last week at the hospital for the boys bone marrow biopsies. On the day of the biopsies, I wore my NRA Whittington Center shirt. Priceless, I know.

S took a bit longer to wake up from the anesthesia, so I had time to talk with the recovery nurses.  Two of them were conservative, or so it seemed.  I thought it was funny that one nurse told me I was the stereotypical person from the Bible Belt, clinging to my guns and religion. Why yes, yes I am. On the way to the car, he cautioned me that most people at the hospital are liberal and said I should be careful.

I'm not a closet conservative. Like I've said in my earlier posts, we need to be open about what we believe and let people know conservatives are normal, everyday people.  I'm fully aware that most hospital workers are liberals.  I don't care.  I have the right to wear my NRA shirt and talk about my values.  I can pray all I want at the hospital.  We prayed when there was difficulty getting a line in on J, we prayed on the way to the hospital.  We listened to a Catholic priest rap.  I don't check my values at the hospital door.

I had a conversation with various people.  I was surprised that there were people who felt I should turn the nurse in for saying what he did.  Who cares if he thinks I am the stereotypical Bible thumping, gun toting southerner?  Who cares if he actually said what he did?  I agree with him.  I am.  Yet, even if I didn't agree with his assessment, I wouldn't report him.  Have we really gotten to that point in this country?  No one can ever speak their mind? The first amendment and the rest of the Bill of Rights don't guarantee that we will never be offended.  The Bill of Rights doesn't state that the only way people are free to speak is if they speak in agreement with you.  Free speech doesn't work that way. Though the politically correct Nazis would have you believe it DOES work that way.

I don't want people to be afraid to speak their minds around me. I don't want to live in a country where everyone must be politically correct, either. We have the God-given right to form our own opinions and we have a God-given right to speak about those opinions.  I actually think it is rather funny that the nurse pegged me so quickly.  I wear my conservatism on my sleeve, quite literally.