08 February 2014

Iranian Threat: EMP

In light of today's highly troubling headlines everyone, especially Americans, must watch this vital webcast about imminent threats to the homeland presented by Concerned Veterans of America CEO and Real News host, Pete Hegseth, Frank Gaffney from the Center for Security Policy, and discussion with Senator Ted Cruz and Ambassador R. James Woolsey, Chairman for the Defense of Democracies.

"Make no mistake, Iran is at war with the United States. On the day after the (nuclear) agreement was signed their Parliament chanted 'Death to America!'," said Henry Schwartz, founder of EMPact America.

These emboldened acts are a direct result of a feckless technocratic commander in chief and his Administration's dangerously failed foreign policy. America is less secure than we were five years ago at the expense of liberty. As the adage warned, we have gained nothing and lost both.

10 January 2014

Falderal

With the barrage of excrement swirling around our national political sphere my mind is continually brought back to Kipling.

Can't wait to be reinvigorated and centered tomorrow at the Freedom Rally featuring Texas Senator Ted Cruz and PJ Media host Bill Whittle.

On a happier note, received exciting news of MCO's upcoming plans for "To Be American". Stay tuned.

05 January 2014

Like a Glove


Just so happened to have the perfect historical embellishments on hand (no pun intended) for my new extra warm gloves. A few quick stitches later and... Voila!

Today was the beginning of a new crop of CTR 5s in Primary--two girls and twin boys. Thankfully they're all very sweet and well behaved which makes my job a whole lot easier. I can tell we're going to have great fun together this year.

01 January 2014

2014: Happy New Year

Whoah, Nellie.

So I blinked and 2013 took off leaving me in the proverbial dust. Mostly good things for a change. For starters, I ended up making the Dallas Millennial Choir and Orchestra for their inaugural year which was an extraordinary experience. We performed our Christmas concert to a sold out house, thankfully. Not only was it broadcast on The Blaze network, but 1820 Productions made a documentary, The Performance, of the making of DMCO which was also aired on The Blaze. An incredible opportunity to push myself talent-wise with other like-minded people.

The family said farewell to one cousin and welcomed another home from Chile. The work goes on.

And in the meantime I also bade a hearty farewell to thirty dreadfully unwelcome pounds. Buh-bye. I do have several New Year's resolutions goals for myself this year and, hopefully, as I continue to blog they will steadily reveal themselves.

Much love, happiness, and peace to all for 2014. Now, let's get this party started.

31 August 2013

Audition Update

So I find out Thursday if I made it. Five days. To wait. Rather impatiently.

In other musical news, my current obsessions are Johnnyswim and Imagine Dragons' "Night Visions" album.

That is all.

27 August 2013

Game Face On

Got a big audition tomorrow. Wish I'd had longer to prepare, alas, such is life. Regardless of the outcome, it's an incredible opportunity to be heard and exposed to such a high caliber of talent. I find I'm a mixture of anxiety-producing nerves and gleeful choir-nerd anticipatory excitement.

Twitching eyelid. Sweaty palms. Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. Blasted allergies and sinus headache have rather inopportune timing.

So in a rapid five minutes I shall...

  • Range scales
  • Parts, non melody - hymn
  • Acapella, melody - hymn
  • Q&A

Wish me luck. And if you're the praying sort, please remember me tomorrow.

23 June 2013

Open Letter to Harry Reid

Decided to ditto the dear Father Pavone's open letter to Nancy Pelosi for myself:



23 June 2013

Dear Brother Reid,

You make a mockery of the Mormon faith and of the tens of millions of Americans who consider themselves practicing and respectful Latter-Day Saints.

You speak here of Mormon faith as if it is supposed to hide us from reality instead of lead us to face reality, as if it is supposed to confuse basic moral truths instead of clarify them, and as if it is supposed to help us escape the hard moral questions of life rather than help us confront them.

Whatever Mormon faith you claim to respect and practice, it is not the faith that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints teaches. And I speak for countless Latter-Day Saints when I say that it's time for you to stop speaking as if it were.

Brother Reid, for decades you have gotten away with betraying and misrepresenting the Mormon faith as well as the responsibilities of public office. We have had enough of it. Either exercise your duties as a public servant and a Mormon, or have the honesty to formally renounce them.

Sincerely,

the Duchess

10 June 2013

From the DHS Insider

Glenn read parts of this piece today on his radio show. It is positively chilling. Remember the countless times he used to say, "This time next year you will say to yourself, 'I do not recognize my country.'"

Yep. We're here.

"These are the times that try men's souls." -Thomas Paine

Surveillance State

If the answers are not self evident Edward Snowden explains why Americans should be outraged that their government is monitoring them:

"Because even if you’re not doing anything wrong you’re being watched and recorded. And the storage capability of these systems increases every year consistently by orders of magnitude to where it’s getting to the... point that you don’t have to have done anything wrong. You simply have to eventually fall under suspicion from somebody even by a wrong call. And then they can use the system to go back in time and scrutinize every decision you’ve ever made, every friend you’ve ever discussed something with and attack you on that basis to derive suspicion from an innocent life and paint anyone in the context of a wrong doer."

We are truly living in historic times. Keep a journal.

30 May 2013

Hey, Holder: got chicken?

As the great Jeremiah Wright infamously preached, "chickens are comin' home to roost". I'm no Mitch McConnell fan but this is a good ad. Credit given where credit is due. Moving on.

Twitterpation Update: I am now being followed by Reverend C. L. Bryant, 2 Senator Ted Cruz accounts (pre and post election), and Dr. Alveda King. Totally gobsmacked. How unbelievable is that? But in all seriousness, I am honored beyond words. These are iconic cultural figures and legends in their own right. Also, on a not-so-serious note, my fav RT from yesterday was from none other than Pat and Stu of the Glenn Beck Program/Pat & Stu Show/Wonderful World of Stu.
While reminiscing fondly about Red Velvet Cake ice cream Stu made the rookie mistake during the radio show of confusing Blue Bell brand with Blue Bunny. I know! No comparison and nearly downright personally offensive. Little did he realize them's fightin' words here in the Lone Star State.
Dude, don't mess with Texas.

27 May 2013

Memorial Day

So thankful for those who have given all for liberty, especially my own ancestors in the American Revolution and both sides of the Civil War. Their sacrifice was made for the freedoms I enjoy each and every day. Despite our trials today this country is still a chosen land above all preserved and blessed by God for a divine purpose.



I remember.

26 May 2013

As Heard on iTunes

If it's been awhile since you've updated your patriotic music playlist (I can only assume you already have one) then might I suggest a few favorites of mine--

Kalai:
  • Peacetime Freedom Fighter
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • I Am a Man

Tom Douglas:
  • America's Son
  • Gettysburg
  • Letters From Jail

As the consummate and unabashed music junkie that I am I'd love to hear of your favs as well.

Jam on.

25 May 2013

21 May 2013

On the Flip Side

Funny thing about stereotypes: there's always someone like moi who breaks the mold. I was awarded BEST SIGN by my fellow marching compatriots. Ah, if you could only have seen the looks I got from some of the downtown fare. Greatness. The Department of Homeland Security was there. Dallas Police were there. And don't forget the designated city watcher positioned directly across the street in the tan sedan. All that hullabaloo for little ol' us. American citizens holding signs and flags. We certainly are a threat but merely because we will not shut up and we won't sit down.


Parking: $8.00.

Signs: $13.00.

Exercising my right to assemble and speak out against IRS targeting: Priceless.

20 May 2013

IRS vs Tea Party Patriots/9.12 Project

Got my sign all ready for tomorrow. Senator John Cornyn's office is closer but I think downtown at the Earl Cabbell Federal building is probably a better location for exposure. Hopefully there will be someone from the media covering it, however, I won't hold my breath. Heaven knows I'd make a fantastic street reporter for The Blaze. Oh, I can see it now...

Hopefully no rain tomorrow. Oh yeah, and that I don't get arrested. Or assaulted. Or mugged. And maybe I'll make a new friend or two. Just wait till I post the back side of my sign. Haha...it'll make the Progressives poop their pants a la Al Roker.
 
"This is our civil rights movement." - Glenn Beck

16 May 2013

No Comparison

Obama taken from the precipitous White House Rose Garden today where he conspired with the Muslim Brotherhood-loving Turkish Prime Minister.


All I kept thinking of were those dutiful Marines performing even the lowliest of tasks with exactness and decorum. Imagine if it had been another former president. Do you think President Washington would have ever ordered an umbrella held over him such as this? Makes you wonder.

15 May 2013

Obama: IRS Targeting Scandal

Today's quick and dirty part duex:














HOC: AG Holder

For those who may have missed today's insightful House Oversight Committee meeting featuring Stedman Graham AG Eric Holder here's my quick and dirty Twitter highlight reel. Were you to watch the all-time best video clips there'd be two: {1} TX Rep Gohmert (I know, go figure) and {2} WI Rep Sensenbrenner.


































09 May 2013

Liars, Weasels, & Scum

Really? Because the Native Americans magically sprouted from the soil after the Big Bang? Asinine. And maybe this is a moot point but why "share" when they're already monitoring our data anyway? Unless genealogy is somehow part of ObamaCare and we haven't discovered it yet. Doh!

Talk about a false narrative. Yeahhh. Not rich. Not middle-aged. Not a man. Three strikes, baby! And good thing, too, cuz I likey the Chik-fil-A. (Sidebar--you know they intentionally failed to misspell "Chick" to prove their elitist disassociation.)

Three words: conflict of interest. I know. Silly, silly me.

Now move directly to a shower. Lather, rinse, repeat. Do not stop. Do not collect $200. Well, with  taxes and inflation it's really only...but I digress.

28 April 2013

Nothing But Blue Skies

While en route to VT recently I was positively captivated by the sky and reached for my phone in hopes of capturing the stunning view.

Maybe because the north Texas landscape is void of obvious mountain or beach beauty, the skies for me often take center stage.


And this day clearly was no exception.


God bless Texas.

27 April 2013

Vile

In response to the clamoring applause at the Planned Parenthood Gala (sidebar: How obnoxious is the use of just that one word alone in this context?) Obama said disingenuously,

“You’re making me blush.”

Arrogantly feigning humility to murderous clatter. Wretched.



According to the AP Obama is the first sitting President of the United States to address the abortionist organization Planned Parenthood. You know how Progressives strive for and celebrate their "historic" advancements. PP founder, Margaret Sanger, would be so proud. Hmm...on second thought considering her prejudicial views perhaps not. Infamously repugnant birds of a feather if you ask me. He ended his nauseating remarks with,

"Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you."

Really? Invoking the sacred name of deity to an organization whose founding purpose was to thwart the mere existence of God's greatest creations. Unbelievable.

For those unfamiliar with the Gosnell trial currently underway, which wouldn't be all that surprising as the alleged mainstream media isn't reporting much about it, please begin here. Probably some of the most disturbing images you'll encounter but being compelled to act in the face of evil sometimes takes shocking and graphic truth such as these. Considering the eugenic roots of Planned Parenthood this abomination is ironically perpetrated and promoted by these two unconscionable cowards. Heaven help us.

22 April 2013

Earth-Day-Smurf-Day



Gee, Lenin, thanks for the holiday.

Personally I think Earth's day's a bunch of PC hooey. Bunk. Bologna. But what really chaps my hide is how they (Progressives) hijacked my favorite color. I know, I know. You're thinking, "Hasn't she complained about this before? Yes, I have. And I'm still pissed about it! Green has always been, and always will be, my favorite color. (Don't even get me started on the rainbow.)

I chose to "celebrate" Earth Day by honoring and remembering He who created this incredibly complex and wondrous planet of ours, Jesus Christ. The trend today seems to lean toward worshiping the Earth rather than its Creator. To me the concept seems so simple to understand, however, the confusion and tumult of the world grows increasingly persuasive in the contrary. We are to be watchful stewards over the planet keeping in mind the spiritual nature of all things. The natural resources are blessings given by a Savior who has asked us to "act well our part". By exercising our free will to lovingly and consistantly care for His creations we exemplify a testimony of diligent character and discipleship.