Monday, December 31, 2007

Three Down.......

Hard to believe that it was three years ago that I took the plunge into the blogosphere and began exposing my internal thoughts to others. Not only did I make the time to vent my frustrations at RovinsWorld but found that there were others that shared my views on conservative thought. And "they" were far more polished at conveying the issue of the day than I ever dreamed of.

The list of those who inspired me most over the past three years to continue my diatribe is not extensive, but the ones I chose to read with frequent vigor (almost daily) provided the enlightenment that said "yes, now that's what I was gonna say" many times over.

Special thanks go out to Captain Ed Morrissey (and the First Mate's tribulations) at Captain's Quarters for the inspiration (and patience) to allow me to comment on his site over the years. Ed has come a long way over the past three years in his quest to be a large part of a blogosphere that (at times) serves as a "check and balance" to the written print media. Many times it is more of a total contradiction to the interpretation of facts portrayed by our "mainstream media". It was Rush Limbaugh in the radio media that perfected the promoted the idea that simply repeating much of the lefts very own words produced the absurdity of their motivations and thereby exposed their true agenda. The commentary that followed often exposed the asinine and sometimes out of touch with reality that mainstream America could not accept. Mr. Morrissey goes far beyond this "correction" process with his own brilliant insight and analysis.

Also special thanks to Dafydd ab Hugh at Big Lizards for allowing me to comment and gain much knowledge in his writings. To Jay Tea, Paul, Kevin, and Kim at Wizbang for their support. Also the folks at Powerline, Patterico, Sister Toldjah, Wretchard at The Belmont Club, and later Curt, Mike, and the gang at Flopping Aces for the excellent reading enjoyment. And my blogging partner James at SF Moonbats.

Final thanks to my friend Dana at Common Sense Political Thought who came along later, but also has not strayed too far from common sense and conservative thought. Dana has some top notch guest posters on CSPT. (And I might add, has linked RovinsWorld much more that the "big guys" mentioned above). Dana has given me credit for pushing him into rebuilding the comment segment on his blog, but I think he would have eventually achieved this progression with out my help/nudging. Although Dana's "number input" configuration for comments keeps his spamming under controllable conditions, I believe it may also slow down the flow of commentary when a heated argument develops, but the rest of the configuration is a sheer delight in its ease of use. I would like to extend my very best wishes to Dana and his family in the coming year.

Start here Leese
2007 was anything but normal for me personally. In early May, I finally succumbed to a sore shoulder that demanded medical attention. It was this initial meeting with a doctor Ellen Taylor that most likely saved my life. She suggested that other than an obvious x-ray on the shoulder that I do a blood workup (that had not transpired for more that thirty years). The results were both settling and shocking. While the test proved negative for prostrate and HIV, (which I knew would be negative, 'cause you gotta have sex or share a needle to get HIV) both my red and white blood cell counts were at an alarming level. After a month of more test to rule out leukemia, (worst thirty days I can remember), my now specialist/oncologist/hematologist had diagnosed PRV, (Polycythemia rubra vera), which in laymen’s terms is a condition where the marrow over-produces red blood cells. While this condition is not curable, it is correctable and (maintained properly) is not life threatening nor disabling. So, for the following seven weeks I had a pint of blood removed (Phlebotomy) to reduce the iron levels that allows the marrow to produce red blood cells. I went to every other week for another two months and now I'm down to once a month. The process has reduced the marrows over-production to acceptable levels where when I was originally diagnosed, (which was later explained to me) I was a "walking stroke or heart-attack". So, you see Dr. Ellen Taylor saved my life by her "nudging" me to do the blood workup. For that I will be forever indebted to her.

For any of you out there that have not done a routine blood work-up and you are over fifty, make it a New Years resolution to see your doctor and GET 'ER DONE! There are too many loved ones out there that would prefer you hang around for a while longer, and as you can see by my story, medical miracles do happen.

2008------the doc won't wait! Make the time-----and get in line.

Happy New Year!


Editors Note: I reserve the right to revise and extend within the context of this post simply because its my site...... :)

Sunday, December 23, 2007

To all my friends...

To All My Democrat Friends:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2008, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere.

Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.

To My Republican Friends:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

(author unknown)

And now for your listening enjoyment:

And a very special Merry Christmas goes out to my two favorive conservatives in Santee. Jack and my aunt Bobbi------I love you both so much.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Ten Years After

Back by Popular Demand

Memorys never lost........just forgotten momentarily.
Huckabee's "Cross"

The media just can't seem to accept that Mike Huckabee is a "force" to be reckoned with:

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Arrogance Run Amuck

I'm beginning to think Bill Clinton has finally "inhaled". From CNN:

Bill Clinton: George H.W. Bush will help President Hillary

ORANGEBURG, South Carolina (CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton said Monday that the first thing his wife Hillary will do when she reaches the White House is dispatch him and his predecessor, President George H.W. Bush, on an around-the-world mission to repair the damage done to America's reputation by the current president — Bush's son, George W. Bush.

"Well, the first thing she intends to do, because you can do this without passing a bill, the first thing she intends to do is to send me and former President Bush and a number of other people around the world to tell them that America is open for business and cooperation again," Clinton said in response to a question from a supporter about what his wife's "number one priority" would be as president..........LINK

CNN UPDATE: The Republican National Committee issued this statement in response to Clinton's comments:

"In 2009, a Republican president will be working with our friends and allies abroad to continue to keep our nation safe," said RNC spokesman Danny Diaz. "The American people expect our leaders — both current and former — to present serious solutions to the very real challenges confronting our nation."

I'm certainly looking forward to seeing these two (Hillary and Bill) finally "put out to pasture" with their liberal agenda of socializing this nation with a big government mentality.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Release the Hounds

It looks like I've been released from Blogger Jail. To be fair, I think when I posted "test" pages in sucession to try to resolve my messed up template problem, blogger has an automatic program that reconized it as a "spam-blog". When they locked my site at least they sent me email with redress to show this was not a spamblog. And in four days (as they promised) they reviewed my site and withdrew the restrictions.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Rovinsworld Site Down

Rovinsworld has been down (without publishing capabilities) for more than a week now. I have finally replaced the template with an old one, and may have to edit some of the permanent changes at a later date. Hopefully, we are back in business.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Pope Tells Nobel Committee, Hollywood Minions--------God Frowns on Fabricaters


Saturday, December 08, 2007

NBC has refused to support our troops.

Monday, December 03, 2007

President Bush Scolds the Democratic Party---Again

President Bush, in a Rose Garden press conference read the riot act to a "new direction" congress that has failed to process the peoples business even while playing games with their "recess":

THE PRESIDENT: "Good morning. Congress returns from its two-week Thanksgiving break today. They have just two weeks to go before they leave town again. That's not really a lot of time to squeeze in nearly a year's worth of unfinished business."

"In fairness, Congress was not entirely out over the past two weeks. In a political maneuver designed to block my ability to make recess appointments, congressional leaders arranged for a senator to come in every three days or so, bang a gavel, wait for about 30 seconds, bang a gavel again, and then leave. Under the Senate rules, this counts as a full day. If 30 seconds is a full day, no wonder Congress has got a lot of work to do"..........LINK

But according to Carl Levin the Democratic party is still working on a timetable for troop withdrawal that will put our troops in serious danger instead of taking care of business:

''We're going to continue to try to see if we can't get in place a timetable for the removal of most of the troops that we have there,'' said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, on CNN's ''Late Edition.'' ''Congress should be able to state a goal for the removal of most of the American troops without a veto threat.''......LINK

What Mr. Levin and the AP writer here have failed to recognize is that while the 2006 elections that gave the Democratic party a slim margin of control, that margin did not anoint them with any form of a mandate. Progress in carrying out the people's business in an orderly and timely fashion would be expected of a congress that has shown to accomplish neither.

''Congress should be able to state a goal for the removal of most of the American troops without a veto threat.''........Carl Levin

Mr. Levin insist on thinking that the congress is in charge of managing the war in Iraq. They are not. The Commander in Chief has made it quite clear to the nation that the generals on the ground will determine the reduction of troop levels based on the security levels. The very fact that troops levels are intended to be lowered by three to five brigades early next year doesn't seem to phase a portion of the Democratic party who are still catering to their anti-war cronies that could care less about the Iraqi's stability and sovereignty.

With each proposal the Democrats issue that plays into their political ambitions, the electorate are viewing an agenda that is not in the best interest of this nation or our military who have accomplished and sacrificed so much. With so much at stake in bringing about real change in the middle east and the progress since the surge was initiated, the Democratic Party may well be thrown out on their ears next year and find that what little power they thought existed has been wasted.

(test to editor post)