October 25, 2005




Please go on over and look around and don't forget to change me in your blogrolls!

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October 16, 2005


It appears my new site, www.thegraytie.com is having some technical difficulties. Do not fear, I am confident it will be up and running again very soon.

Stay tuned...

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October 15, 2005

Round The Reader - Saturday

OK, I lied. Round The Reader won't be late. Surprisingly enough, I made it up out of bed very early this morning. So here it is for October 15, 2005, Round The Reader:

This little fictitious piece from A.M. Siriano will either crack you up or totally piss you off. It cracked me up. Who says we conservatives can't make fun of ourselves?

Bob Parks tells us how we can win the war on terror, and takes a look at one of the President's speeches. He also calls out the Democrats and askes them, "what's YOUR plan?" -

And here's a snippit from his latest article. This is something I have been saying for a long time now.
First of all if it were up to me, I would expel all embedded reporters from the war zone. Despite the egos of our journalist class, our latest enemy's bullets don't swerve around people with press credentials. Especially with political correctness removing the word “terrorist” from certain press outlet spell checks, getting agenda-driven news off the air is essential.

FINALLY, someone saying it like it is in regards to this whole Harriet Miers nomination. When I was over at Common Sense Runs Wild and read her post about Harriet Miers I knew I had to make it part of this edition of RTR. Quote...
Let's face it, this entire kerfuffle is much less about Harriet Miers than it is about egos of the people criticizing the nominee.

Yes, the opinionated blogosphere is here to stay. Now, repeat that sentence as necessary until you start believing it yourself. Moonbat Monitor has convinced me while giving ole Walter boy a tongue lashing.

Earlier in the week I had posted a test by Donegal Express titled, "Are You A Cultural Catholic?"; now Tom tells us exactly what it means to be a Cultural Catholic. I have saved this one and plan on re-reading it several times. I believe it to be a keeper and a classic to come.

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Oh wait, damn, is this Saturday? Cause I see E.D. Hill, Steve, and Brian on Fox and Friends. This can't be right. Is it because of the "Iraq: A New Era" voting for new constitution? Are they saying the weekend crew can't handle this event? I tell ya, I used to really like Fox and Friends, but lately....the past year or so? Eh, I can take 'em or leave 'em.

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October 14, 2005

Moonbat Masquerade, What's That?

Uh, no Moonbat Masquerade tonight folks. There were no brave souls tonight offering up their comments....so...

Onto other things. Round The Reader will be tomorrow. It will be late. I have ballgames to attend tomorrow.

And then there is this matter of moving to my own domain, yet again. You know what that means, don't you? I will be BEGGING ya'll to change me on your blogrolls. But not tonight, I'm too darned tired and I'm headed for the bed.

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October 13, 2005

More About Me

This is all Beth's fault by the way....

You Are 30 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

Your Hair Should Be White

Classy, stylish, and eloquent.
You've got a way about you that floors everyone you meet.

Slow and Steady

Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy.

They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder.

It'd really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment.

They expect you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then usually decide against it.

Your Seduction Style: Fantasy Lover

You know that ideal love that each of us dreams of from childhood? That's you!
Not because you posess all of the ideal characteristics, but because you are a savvy shape shifter.
You have the uncanny ability to detect someone's particular fantasy... and make it you.

You inspire each person to be an idealist and passionate, and you make each moment memorable
Even a simple coffee date with you can be the most romantic moment of someone's life
By giving your date exactly what he or she desires, you quickly become the ideal lover.

Your abilities to make dreams come true is so strong, that you are often the love of many people's lives.
Your ex's (and even people you have simply met or been friends with) long to be yours.
No doubt you are the one others have dreamed of... your biggest challenge is finding *your* dream lover.

Your World View

You are a moralist with conventional ideas, which some people would call old-fashioned.
You probably think that most of the world falls badly below your standards.
Your inhibitions and sense of guilt are in the way of your happiness.

You think that people tend to use sex for evil, as a weapon.
Your parents probably played a big part in the formation of such a guilt complex as yours.
Your mind is in chains, and it's time you did something to free it.

Your Hidden Talent

You're super sensitive and easily able to understand situations.
You tend to solve complex problems in a flash, without needing a lot of facts.
Decision making is easy for you. You have killer intuition.
The right path is always clear, and you're a bit of a visionary.

What Your Sleeping Position Says

You have a passion for everything - including sleeping.
Outgoing and brash, you tend to still shock those who know you well.
You tend to be selfish. You are the most likely type to hog the covers.
You gravitate toward comfort and don't like extreme situations.

Lord God, I really do need to get a life!

Let's see I've tossed the football with Magnificent Manchild, did some laundry, fixed lunch, tossed football with Magnificent Manchild again, tried to lay down and take a nap, oh yeah...I hung some curtains in living room. Now I need to dust.

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October 12, 2005

What Kind Of Catholic Are You?

"The guy the Pope should listen to"

God has given you the rare gift of bilocation.
With it, you can attend both the First Friday
Devotions in Honor of Our Lady of Fatima and
the parish bake sale committee meetings.

We respect you, mostly because we fear the
incredible power you wield in our parish.

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Found it at Donegal Express, who wrote the quiz! Best damn thing I've done all day besides ripping apart the kids' rooms! MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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My Wrath

I have warned them. They have seen my destruction before my friend. I have even made them participate in my "evil plan" for peace. It is I who has the last word and my actions have been made known. Just two weeks ago my whirlwind devastation took place, purging man-acquired tokens of superficial quality that seemingly established itself around the domain permanently. They know of what I can do to them, yet they go on about their business not giving a care to the world.

Oh OK, I'm just going off to clean the kids' rooms. Actually I have already done the Manchild's room. Next, is Glorious Girlchild and you'd THINK her room would not be so terrible....WRONG!

As stated previously I have already cleared out their rooms two weeks ago, donating a ton of stuff to hurricane people. And yet, here they are again...a wreck. I told the children when we cleaned them up, together, that the next time I come in one of their rooms and things are thrown about and tossed on the floor that I was going to pick it up and trash it. Well...guess what? I have followed through with my threat and the Magnificent Manchild has not yet discovered that I have thrown out his coveted Yu-Gi-Oh cards. Yes, they were thrown all about on the floor and I let them stay there for 24 hours before picking them up this morning and promptly throwing them in the trash can. See if I buy him any more EXPENSIVE Yu-Gi-Oh cards! Nope. Nadda. Zilch. Zero. No more.

I am afraid to see what I will find in Glorious Girlchild's room. Wait...did I just say afraid? NO! I am not afraid! Actually I am looking forward to taking HUGE trash bag into said room and just start stuffing. HA! Yes, I am EVIL MOTHER.

The iron infusion I had a week and a half ago must REALLY be kicking in today!

Fall Break my ass.

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October 11, 2005

Cotillion And King Of Cotillion

First, our regular Cotillion Tuesday is hosted by North American Patriot. And a fine job she has done, for being a virgin! ;-) Thank you.

Next, please go and visit our newest debutante RomeoCat.

And then we have the KING OF COTILLION.

Please vote over in the sidebar. You may PICK MORE THAN ONE, but don’t be ridiculous and click every single one, OK?

Next Tuesday, we will have FINALISTS, at which point you can vote again. This vote, again, is for the FINALISTS. Get it? Next Tuesday, you’ll be doing the final vote for King of Cotillion!

Blogger Babes, please tell your readers to come over and vote! The polls will be up at multiple Cotillion blogs, so if it’s not at your favorite one, come back here (of course, I am your favorite anyway, right???)

The prize: Bragging rights, massive and multiple linky love, and what the hell, I’ll toss in a free Blogad for two weeks if you want it.

Voting this week ENDS SUNDAY NIGHT around midnight (CST) or something. I keep stupid hours, so it could be 4am, for all I know.

On with the parade of hunks:

{UPDATE} This guy didn't submit his picture or blog but he should have!!!!

The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler
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Bullwinkle - Random Numbers
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Mark - Mark My Words
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Timmer - The Daily Brief
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Gregg - Impacted Widsom Truth
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Casey - The Gantry Launchpad
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Patriot Xeno - Right Hand Of God
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Citizen Grim - Right Hand Of God
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Alan Woody - Woody's News & Views
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Xavier - Xavier Thoughts
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Jay - Stop The ACLU
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Now, GO VOTE! Good luck to everyone.

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October 10, 2005

Stand Up And Be Heard!

Christians! You can take back your state, county, city. Stand up and be heard and run the ACLU out of your town. There is hope after all. Check out this article I found at AL.com. Yeah, let's hear it for the south!

Let's Bow Our Heads' Illegal, Yet Common
Fear of ostracism often silences voices of challengers to resilient tradition
Monday, October 10, 2005
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In this state that birthed the 1997 federal court ban on stadium-wide prayer at high school football games, some Alabama public schools still openly violate the law by allowing students or ministers to pray over stadium public address systems.

Much to the chagrin of the American Civil Liberties Union - the organization that brought the original lawsuit against DeKalb County Schools in 1996 - it's a practice that ACLU officials admit they are virtually powerless to stop.

While most school administrators in Alabama replaced pre-game prayers with moments of silence following the 1997 ruling, a smattering of Alabama high schools have continued prayers over the public address system and almost dare anyone to try to stop them.

"When a woman in Brewton stepped forward and was supportive of us in the Ten Commandments case, her business literally dried up and she was literally forced to leave town. Most people can't afford to do that.

Backed by community support and often by community demands, some school officials are reluctant to halt stadium-wide prayer prior to high school football games though they know they are violating federal law.

"I know what the courts said," said first-year Etowah High principal John Serafino, who inherited a school that has never stopped allowing students to conduct a prayer over the stadium intercom prior to all Etowah High football games. "We choose to go by community standards.

"Religion and football go hand-in-hand in this state. A prayer before a football game is part of Southern sports.[....]

Can I get an "amen"? I always new the south was a form of heaven.

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Yeah, I Take Issue....

This kind of shit just kills me. The ACLU has an affiliate site/blog up titled, "Take Issue, Take Charge" and their latest crusade is "protecting your reproductive freedom" which is such a joke to me because they say the Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Curricula is DANGEROUS! Yes, that's right, they said DANGEROUS!

Oh my, choosing NOT to have sex before marriage is just terrible and DANGEROUS according to the dumbasses at your ACLU.
According to a recent report prepared for Representative Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), many abstinence-only-until-marriage curricula used by federally funded programs contain false and misleading information and perpetuate harmful stereotypes. Perhaps most alarmingly, these curricula misrepresent the effectiveness of contraceptives by vastly understating the effectiveness of condoms at protecting against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and preventing unintended pregnancy. Such misinformation is particularly alarming given that each year in the United States, nearly 9.1 million 15-24 year olds are infected with an STD and more than 800,000 15-19 year olds become pregnant.

Well, does the ACLU know the meaning of abstinence? Hello? I bet the ACLU has stock in Trojan, or some other condom manufacturer.

Not only is the cirriculum dangerous according to the ACLU, but it appears to be unsafe as well....
ACLU affiliates in 18 states called on local officials to keep unsafe abstinence-only-until-marriage programs out of the classroom.

Yeah, no sense in teaching this DANGEROUS and UNSAFE course to students. No, let's not teach them something like abstinence for crying out loud. For the ACLU being all big on choice, they sure don't want our kids to have a choice in abstinence.

Here's a clue as to WHY they don't want this abstinence taught in the classroms...
“For too long the federal government has funded abstinence-only-until-marriage curricula that are based on ideology and religion rather than science,” said Jennifer McAllister-Nevins, State Strategies Attorney for the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project and Not In My State campaign coordinator.

Anti-Christian group that the ACLU is, there ya have it. They don't care anything about the abstinence being taught, it's the moral standards supporting abstinence in which they take issue.

Hey, here's a thought...if the ACLU is so much for my choice then why not teach both and let the parents decide which course their child will sign up for? I personally do NOT want sex education taught in schools period, because of crap like the ACLU pulling right now. I am very capable of teaching my own child about the birds and the bees, thank you very much.

Another reason the ACLU is up in arms about the abstinence program being taught in schools...
In addition, many of these programs promote gender stereotypes, discriminate against gay and lesbian youth and all too often proselytize on the public’s dime.
There you have it, not only are they anti-christian but they are anti-heterosexual.

Full Load Of Crap

This whole thing started over at Merri's Musing by the way. Although she is talking about some other program they want taught in public schools; a little course about tolerating homosexuality - go read it!


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Yeah, What She Said...

Found a wonderful post over at The Cotillion. It's about something I have been thinking and wanting to blog about. But, The American Princess always says it better.

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Howard Dean And Ciiiiiiiiiiindy

No matter how hard Dean tries to make-over his image, he will always have Cindy. Just poking around on the DNC site I found Dean's thoughts on meeting with Cindy Sheehan.

She is a delightful person. She had not a drop of holier than thou zealotry. She is unpretentious and very clear. All this I expected, given the terrible sacrifice she has made, and her willingness to speak out.

...the terrible sacrifice she has made? What the hell? She has made no sacrifice Mr. Dean. Her son volunteered to serve this great country of ours to give people like you, and his own mother, the "right and freedom" to say things like, "...we are a strong country because we have the right to dissent." Your own words. So the next time you use the word sacrifice in a sentence you'd better be speaking of Army Spc. Casey Sheehan. It did not go unnoticed that you made no mention of this man, in your little blog, who truly sacrificed for you Deanoboy.

Yeah, trackbacks are enabled over there. Yeah I did it.

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Howard Dean

Here's something for you to do today if you are bored out of your mind. Tell Howard Dean what you think. On second thought.....

I did NOT fill out the form with my name, email address, and thoughts for Howard Dean because I don't trust the bastards over at the DNC website. They will probably take your email address and spam it to death, or sign you up as a Democrat and try to count your vote in 2008. Whatever.

Hey, I'm only making this blog entry so I can have something to submit next week to the Bonfire of the Vanities, so hush up!

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And It Is Monday Again

The kids are off on Fall Break this week. I swear I still don't understand the meaning of this "fall break" here in the south; it is the ONE thing I can't stand down here in Alabama. Makes no sense to me to have this "fall break", it serves no purpose whatsoever and it is stupid! And yes you are damned skippy I can sit here and complain about it because when the school board put this out here to the parents for a discussion and vote you know I spoke my mind AND VOTED AGAINST IT! But I digress...

The real reason I wanted to post this morning is to promote two blogs. One I have only recently discovered, the other is a regular reader and commenter here at The Gray Tie and I have only just now blogrolled her; shame on me.

OK first up is MindMatter, an honest and welcoming refreshment to the blogworld. Well, at least in my blogworld. She's probably already famous and I'm just now getting around to noticing. I am slow at times. Please, go read and blogroll and comment; tell her I said "hello", please.

Next let me link up I Am My Kids Mom. This blogger has been a steady reader and commenter on my blog. I encourage you all to visit her on a regular basis.

The above mentioned blogs are inspiring to me because they are honest and gutsy. Something I started with a long time ago but then turned "all business like" for various reasons. Maybe if I keep reading these two women I can get back to that someday; the being honest and real and myself part.

Oh and in other news - I am going to college in January! It's official now. My first classes will be American Lit. I, Sociology, Public Speech, Appreciation to Theatre, and some kind of class that deals with manipulating numbers; yuck.

I am very grateful that I will get to attend school full time. I am an English major - still can't get used to saying that, and our community college has a great two year English program. After completing two year plan I will then transfer to four year college. I would like to get into the publishing world, more specifically book publishing.

Enough already! Have a great day.

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October 08, 2005

Marzipan Babies

And now for something completely different.

A friend sent these pictures to me. These babies are made out of marzipan.

Marzipan is a paste made with ground almonds and sugar. It can be moulded into almost any shape you want, the shape is then sculpted and painted. The result is an edible decorative item.

These are amazing.....

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Just precious! Someone has some great talent.

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Round The Reader - Saturday

Well, thank God for Round the Reader making me get back into blogworld. I have not been into this thing lately. I have been disgusted of late with all the CRAP going on.

However, when I read stuff like the following I get all riled up again. Thanks Beth!

I love it when Beth writes ANYTHING! She is up first on the Round the Reader. Please, go read what she has to say on The Bloviating Bow-Tie And His Cheerleaders.

And A.M. Siriano cracked me up with this one! How true though, this is exactly how I feel too!
Personally I have found the sniping of conservatives downright embarrassing. I could never be a part of Washington, because I would just start beating the crap out of people.

God! FINALLY someone has a brilliant idea from our side. Mark Noonan says to get out your crazy glue. I'm going to Office Max and buy a whole damned case!

Amy Welborn needs to join AA; her words not mine! Oh all right, she is really talking about Andrew Sullivan and catholicism.

Alabama has some tougher laws regarding sex offenders.

Have you been to your GOP.com lately? No? Check this out...Intercepted Al-Qaeda Letter Shows War On Terror Working…

Now go and check out others participating in Round The Reader.

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Saturday: The Gray Tie
Sunday: ISOU

The Bench:
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American Dinosaur

Yeah, I know it was a short RTR this week. What can I say? I have been so &^#$ (*@#*$ &^^%$ lately! I need to go and pray for a priest or something.

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October 07, 2005

Moonbat Masquerade

Well crap, I guess I need to start numbering these suckers, don't I? I think this is issue number 3 of the masquerade but I am not sure. Let's just say it is, OK?

However, with only ONE submission this week I am wondering if Moonbat Masquerade will survive.

OK, this is our one and only moonbat submission for the week. Sent in by Satire we have Garrison Keillor who is threatening to sue "someone" for trademark infringement. :wink: :wink:

Here is an outtake:

The cease and desist letter sent by Keillor's lawyers demanded that MNspeak stop unfairly using and re-selling Garrison's used panties, for an unconscionable low mark-up on E-Bay, misleadingly identifying him as a "ho" and the return all remaining unused merchandise.

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