Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Touching Video Tribute To Fallen Marines

Please watch the following video... you will not be sorry you did.

http://www.usmcscoutsniper.org/rollofhonor.htm

Scotty

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

A day in the life of Tinkerbell...

Grandma helps "Tink" get ready to visit Aunt Joy (a.k.a. The Tooth Fairy) in her First Grade Class...
Testing out the fairy wings...

Last minute adjustments...

Miss Edwards (Aunt Joy) was reading a scary story to her class...

Grandma thinks I am cute!

Two beautiful fairies!

Tink meets a real life vampire!

Another beautiful princess joined us at the sing-along... Cousin Haylee "Belle"...

Tink liked the singing...

The whole gang joins in...

Beautiful hair...

Peek-a-booooooo!

Best friends forever!
Which one is not like the others... Ahrrg!

Tonight, Tink met her dream... Peter Pan and an imposter little Tink...

Come fly with me...

Trick or Treat Tobes!

Stubbs highgrading the haul...

Hey, I need a bigger bucket!

One for you, three for me...

Here Aunt Katy, you better get one while you still can!

Stickwith me little Tink and I will teach you some of my tricks...

Its all in the wrist...

No, you can't have my sparkley shoes...

I think we need to talk... I seem to be missing some candy!

A pretty tooth fairy...


Very special visiters came to Tobe's house tonight...

bubbling brew... p.s. don't drink the dry ice!

buddies...




Tink and Stubbs take it easy after a long day!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Be still and know that I am God...

I saw this burning tree in the church parking lot as I was leaving today and I had to go home and grab my camera!
There are still things that only God can CHANGE!
Thank you God.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Our Constitution is hanging by a thread...

Family and Friends-

I have spent hundreds of hours researching Barack Hussein Obama and I am terrified of him and his proposed policies for “We The People”. You all know that I have a love for this country that is second to none. I believe in our Constitution and what it stands for. I also believe that it was designed to govern a moral nation and will have no effect on an amoral people. I believe that our nation has fallen to an all time low because good people, for whatever reason, have been afraid to stand up and speak out against the corruption that has taken over the greatest nation in the history of the world.

I have decided to speak up. There is less than 20 days until the election (many are voting now through absentee ballots and mail-in ballots) and I must do my part to shine the light on the disaster that is coming our way in the name of Barack Hussein Obama.

I am just one guy out of nearly 300 million people in this country. I am “Joe Retired White Guy” trying to live the American Dream. I am trying to feel good about the future of my five grandchildren. But I have to confess that I am terrified of the possible outcome of the election. I am terrified that we may only have 19 more days to live our lives as citizens of a free nation, rather than subjects of a socialist regime.

I have spent a great deal of time reading the available information on both candidates for the President of The United States of America. This includes Barack Hussein Obama’s own words as written in his two autobiographies. I have to tell you that neither of these books are easy to follow… they are twisted, convoluted, stories of a very confused man… trying to figure out who he is and what he stands for.

I am no rocket scientist, but it is clear to me that Barack Hussein Obama has a long history of associations and advisors that cause me to question his loyalty to the Constitution and the Judeo-Christian principles that this country was founded upon. Don’t get me wrong, I cannot read a man’s heart… Obama says he is a Christian and I cannot say that he is not. There are many that believe he is Muslim… I have not found any evidence that he practices that faith. However, there is plenty of evidence that his life and search for personal identity has been greatly influenced by radical Muslims such as Louis Farrakan and Malcolm X.

As one who lived through the 60’s and saw first hand the radical ideals and actions of the Nation of Islam under the direction of Malcolm X and later Louis Farrakan, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to question the judgment of a candidate that admits to studying their teachings and then participating in the so-called Million Man March on our Nation’s Capital.

Even his professed brand of Christianity over the last 20 years has been a pro-black African, anti-white American theology. Again, it does not take a rocket scientist to find the evidence that exists for these facts… Things that he now conveniently denounces. Barack Hussein Obama says that he sat in the congregation of Reverend Wrights church for 20 years and never heard the vile things that he spoke about our great nation and the white people like me that call it home… I am sorry folks… I have to honk the “BS horn” on this one.

Barack Hussein Obama admits in his biography that he “found himself” while in high school in Hawaii and later in college, as a result of reading and studying the teachings of Saul Alinsky, Marshal Davis, and Malcolm X. In fact, I discovered in my research that the campaign slogan “Change” is a code word for “Socialism” that came straight out of the teachings of Alinsky. I was shocked at the sick and perverted teachings of Marshal Davis… an openly bisexual child molester whose exploits are freely and proudly revealed in his poetry and books that Barack admits to reading and studying during his period of self-discovery. If you want to be shocked, Google Marshal Davis…but you have been warned that you will be shocked and sickened by the things you will read.

Two nights ago, he clearly stated that he would only raise the taxes on small businesses that gross more than $250,000 so that he can “share the wealth” with those that are less fortunate in this country. Do you hear the freight train coming? The last time I checked, taxes were supposed to be used to fund the needs of government… He clearly stated that he wants to use them to redistribute wealth… “Change”! I did some research today and found that this policy will impact over 60% of the small businesses in this country… the backbone of our country and our economy! A closer look at his tax plan also makes it clear that though he will only raise taxes on small businesses that gross over $250,000, the threshold for those of us that are not small businesses is $47,000… but you have not heard him mention that little point in his campaign speeches!

Barack Hussein Obama says he is going to cut taxes for 95% of all Americans… HONK! It is a fact that 38% of the so-called 95% already do not pay any taxes because they are on welfare or are illegal aliens or do not make enough money to fit into the taxable income brackets. So in reality, they will actually receive increased income without having to lift a finger! Barack has made it clear that those of us that have worked hard for our chance at the American Dream are somehow immoral because we have made more money than others (some who have never worked a day in their lives because of the government dole), and we need to share our “wealth”. HONK!

And is it just me or does it seem a little strange that Barack is living in a home that he paid over $1,000,000 for and admits to being a millionaire on the salary of a community organizer and then a State and Federal Senator? Look it up folks, they don’t make that much money! How did he do it?

The house is an easy answer… research his connection with Tony Rezko and the crooked deals that were made to obtain his home in Illinois… it is public knowledge and easily found. And this man that is now indicted on multiple felony charges and on his way to federal prison was the man behind Barack Hussein Obama’s campaign finances! Can you say question of judgment?

Speaking of the question of judgment, how can we allow a man that does not see the connection to William Ayers as wrong-headed at the least and in my opinion, outright dangerous and reckless, to be our next President. I have borrowed the following facts from the National Republican Trust PAC ( http://www.nationalrepublicantrust.com/ayersfactsheet.html ), all of which I have personally researched and believe to be 100% accurate:




Background: William Ayers was a member of the Weather Underground, a radical leftist group that from 1969 to the mid-'70s conducted several bombings of government institutions. Ayers served on the group's Central Committee. The Weather Underground bombed the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, military installations, and police stations. In all, seven people were killed. In 1981, two police officers and one security guard were killed by members of the Weather Underground in the robbery of a Brinks truck in New York state. After Ayers married Bernardine Dohrn, also a member of the Weather Underground (who was described by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover as "the most dangerous woman in America"), they settled in Chicago.

Fact: Bernardine Dohrn had this to say in response to the Charles Manson murders, which she romanticized as a revolutionary coup at a Flint, Mich., Weatherman War Council in December 1969: "Dig it! First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them. They even shoved a fork into the victim's stomach! Wild!" Dohrn later stated this was meant as a "joke."
Fact: In 1969, Bernardine Dohrn and other members of the Weather Underground traveled to Cuba and met with representatives of the North Vietnam and Cuban governments.

Fact: In 1970, Ayers explained what the Weather Underground was all about: "Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home; kill your parents; that's where it's really at."
Fact: Both Ayers and Dohrn lived on the run from authorities from approximately 1970 to 1980. The case against Ayers and Dohrn was dropped due to illegal wiretaps and prosecutor misconduct. The FBI was conducting "black bag jobs," or illegal break-ins, in their pursuit of the Weather Underground. Some of these black bag jobs were authorized by Mark Felt, later to be known as "Deep Throat" of Watergate fame.

Fact: Shortly after turning themselves in, Dohrn and Ayers became legal guardians of the son of former members of the Weather Underground, Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, after they were convicted of murder for their roles in a 1981 armored car robbery. Two police officers and one Brinks guard were killed in the robbery.
Fact: Starting in the mid-'90s, Ayers and Obama served on the board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge Project. They served together on the board for approximately seven years. Ayers and Obama were tasked with the oversight of a $100 million budget. The board, under Obama's chairmanship the Annenberg project gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to Bill Ayers' projects promoting alternative schools.
["Anderson Cooper 360," CNN, Oct. 6, 2008]

Fact: From 1984 to 1988, Bernardine Dohrn was employed by the prestigious Chicago law firm Sidley Austin. She was hired by Howard Trienens, the head of the firm at that time and someone who knew Thomas G. Ayers, Bill's father. However, Dohrn's criminal record has prevented her from being admitted to either the New York or Illinois bar. "Dohrn didn't get a [law] license because she's stubborn . . . She wouldn't say she's sorry."
[Chicago Tribune, May 18, 2008]

Fact: In 1991, Dohrn was hired by Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, as an adjunct professor of law, with the title "clinical associate professor of law." Thomas Ayers was a long-time member of the Northwestern Board of Trustees, and was named life trustee in 1987.
[Source: Feb. 7, 2008 speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC]

Fact: In 1994, Dohrn was quoted on her political beliefs: "I still see myself as a radical."
[Chepesiuk, Ron, "Sixties Radicals, Then and Now: Candid Conversations
With Those Who Shaped the Era," McFarland & Company, Inc]

Fact: In 1995, Obama's first autobiography is released. In it he writes of his years in college, associating with radicals. "To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk rock performance poets . . . When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society's stifling constraints. We weren't indifferent or careless or insecure. We were alienated."
[Obama, Barack, "Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance,
Random House, Pages 100-101]

Fact: In 1995, Ayers and Dorn opened their Chicago Hyde Park home to host a political coming-out party for Barack Obama, when he ran for the state Senate. Someone who was at this party for Obama wrote that Ayers and Dohrn were launching him, "introducing him to the Hyde Park community as the best thing since sliced bread."
[Politico.com, Feb. 22, 2008]

Fact: From 1999-2002, Ayers and Obama served together on a second charitable foundation, The Woods Fund. While at the Woods Fund, they gave money to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's church, which Obama attended, and a children and family center, where Dohrn worked.
["Anderson Cooper 360," CNN, Oct. 6, 2008]

Fact: In a 1996 interview, one year after hosting Barack Obama's coming-out party in their home, Ayers and Dohrn were profiled by "The NewsHour" on PBS. Ayers was asked, "Looking back, would you do it differently now?" He stated, "I doubt it . . . probably not."

Fact: Question to Obama in 2000, during his run for the U.S. Congress: "What is your argument, based on the one term that you served in the [Illinois] Senate so far, that makes you prepared for the Congress?"
Answer: "I would argue . . . my experience previous to elected office equips me for the job . . . I've chaired major philanthropic efforts in the city, like the Chicago Annenberg Challenge that gave $50 million to prompt school reform efforts throughout the city."
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-45A6I-N5I&NR=1]

Fact: In 2001, Ayers made a $200 campaign contribution to Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama.

Fact: In promoting his book "Fugitive Days" Ayers told The New York Times on Sept. 11, 2001, "I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough." When asked if he would "do it all again," he said, "I don't want to discount the possibility."
Fact: Just days after 9/11, Ayers was quoted in The New York Times Magazine: "This society is not a just and decent place . . . We're living in a country where the election was stolen, and we didn't have a mass uprising. It's incredible. We're all asleep. The pundits all pat themselves on the back: 'God, what a great country'. . . It makes me want to puke."

Fact: In 2001, Ayers posed for a photograph in Chicago magazine, accompanying a profile of his book, which shows him stepping on an American flag.
[www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/August-2001/No-Regrets/]

Fact: In a 2001 profile, a writer quotes Ayers as saying, "I think there will be another mass political movement, because I believe that the kind of injustice that is built into our world will not go quietly into the night."
[Chicago magazine, August 2001 online edition]

Fact: In his 2001 memoir, "Fugitive Days," Ayers writes of the time he took part in bombing the Pentagon. "Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon. The sky was blue; the birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them."

Fact: In 2008, Ayers again denies he was ever a terrorist, writing on his blog: "The September 11 attacks were acts of terrorism, and the U.S. bombings in Viet Nam for a decade were acts of terrorism. Terrorism is never justifiable, even in a just cause . . . I've never advocated terrorism, never participated in it, never defended it. The U.S. government, by contrast, does it routinely and defends the use of it in its own cause consistently."
[billayers.wordpress.com/2008/04/page/2/]

Fact: In the 2008 presidential race, Obama downplays his association with Ayers, saying that he is just a "guy who lives in my neighborhood."
[The Washington Post, Oct. 7, 2008]
Fact: David Axelrod, Obama's chief strategist, attempted to downplay the Obama/Ayers relationship: "Bill Ayers lives in his neighborhood. Their kids attend the same school . . . They're certainly friendly; they know each other, as anyone whose kids go to school together."
[Politico.com, Ben Smith, Feb. 26, 2008]

Fact: Obama's children never attended school with the Ayers children. Obama's children are ages 9 and 6. Ayers and Dohrn have two adult children, and they adopted a son from their fellow Weather Underground terrorist Kathy Boudin. That son was born in 1981.

Fact: Chicago's Hyde Park residents speak of Obama and Ayers' relationship. "Neighbors said it's only natural that Obama would know Ayers and Dohrn, who often open their homes for gatherings filled with lively discussions about politics, arts, and social issues. Obama and his wife 'are part of our neighborhood and part of our social circle,' said Elizabeth Chandler, a neighbor of Ayers'."
[ChicagoTribune.com, April 17, 2008]

My friends, again this is a question of judgment… It is this simple in my mind… If I was asked to sit on a committee or the board of a “charitable foundation” and I discovered that one of the other members was the unrepentant terrorist William Ayers, I would not participate! I would not sit in the same room, no matter the cause, with a woman that glorified the sick and twisted actions of Charles Manson! Yet, Barack seems to have had no problem with the relationship… because their terrorism occurred when he was only eight years old. Barack’s actions and associations are not fiction… they are public record… spoken by his own mouth! Consider this; these associations would prevent Obama from passing the background check and Top Secret Access Clearance that he would need to be employed by the Secret Service or the FBI… Yet he will soon be their leader and they will be forced to protect him… And he will gain automatic security clearance as the President!

As bad as all of these things are in my mind, the things that scare me even more are the possibilities of the Senate becoming filibuster proof and Hillary Clinton receiving a Black Robe in the Supreme Court… a promise made by Obama that I have heard articulated by both Nancy Pelosi and Bill Clinton within the last month… Can you hear the freight train?! Do you value the Bill of Rights? One of the first things they will do is silence conservative talk radio through the so-called “Fairness Doctrine”. Followed closely by the elimination of the Second Amendment… the one that protects all the rest!

If Barack is elected and the things mentioned above occur, we will no longer be citizens of a Republic, but subjects of a Parliament. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid will be the most powerful people in the world… they will dictate what is “best” for us and Barack will sign it into law… with no way to institute the checks and balances that are the foundation of our Constitutional government. And I am afraid, based upon what we have witnessed before in cases such as Roe v. Wade, our Supreme Court will legislate from the bench rather than interpret the constitutionality of the laws that congress passes, which is their only charge under our Constitution… setting the stage for a Parliament at best, a Dynasty at worst. Recently, Supreme Court Justices Alito and Roberts both said that if Obama is elected, we can kiss our Constitution goodbye for the rest of our lives!

Finally, over 60% of the countries in the world are being infiltrated by Muslims practicing a form of radical Islam known as Jihad (which means CHANGE… Are you seeing a pattern here?). It is estimated that 10-15% of the 1.2 billion Muslims in the world agree with Jihad. That means that 100-150,000 are right here in America. Yet Obama does not believe we have a border security or illegal alien problem. He also states that he is willing to sit down with the leaders of terrorist nations and regimes and negotiate without any pre-conditions? Is this the man that we want to carry the “Nuclear Football”. He can say what he wants about his allegiance to America, but I am still having a tough time getting my brain cells to wrap around a guy that will not allow anyone to use his full name BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA!

Maybe my fears are unjustified. Maybe his other examples of judgment are not indicative of the way he would lead this nation, but I am not willing to take that chance. I am not willing to let our nation be another failed experiment in Socialism, or Marxism, or Fascism, or Communism, or any other “ism” that is not found within the sacred words of our Constitution.

Do not be fooled by the smooth talk and charisma of Obama… I don’t know about you, but it makes me sick to my stomach to see the videos on YouTube of the young children singing songs and chanting praises to Obama… A charismatic leader in Germany used the same tactic once and look at the price the world paid! I have spent a great deal of time reading and studying the Rise and Fall of The Third Reich and I have to tell you a cold chill went up my spine when I heard Barack Hussein Obama’s acceptance speech in the Colorado stadium recently… All that was missing at the end of his speech, which had whipped his star-struck crowd into a fervor, was the “Heil Obama!” at the end.

Please take a stand in the next 19 days to speak up… make a difference… exercise your Constitutional right to express your concerns about the government and then vote for John McCain… a true American patriot who is a Federalist and has always put his country first and will continue to do so. (I do not think he is perfect by any means, but he has his head on straight in the areas that are most critical to the survival of this nation and our Constitution at this time!)

Finally, pray for our country – God will bless the righteous – God will bless this country if we do not turn our back on Him who gave it to us! The Constitution is hanging by a thread; we can save it if we take action now!

Scott G Edwards
October 17, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Day 35 - A day of rest...

Sunday, August 24th - Lehi and Springville

We went to church with Ryan, Teresa, and Haylee this morning. After church, we took naps before going over to Jayson and Heidi's home for dinner and to watch the closing show for the Olympics.

The dinner was great... we had grilled teriaki steak and chicken, with rice and some great salads to round it out. Katy and Joy were also there!

After dinner, we layed around and watched the Olympic closing show while playing "Fat Dog". The show was kind of disappointing but the Olympics were great... what I got to see of them in the motels at night (what were we thinking taking a road trip during the Olympics with a ten foot HD screen at home????)

Tomorrow we will move to Jayson and Heidi's for a few days while Ryan and Teresa get ready to go to Disneyland. I am not sure yet whether we will get to go or not... We have to figure out the rest of our trip tomorrow.

Well I am going to bed so I can get up early in the morning and help J Dawg cater a gig for the BYU Football team.

Day 34 - Rock and Ribs and The Olympic Fountain

Saturday, August 23rd - Salt Lake City
Today, Deb went shopping with Teresa and Haylee while I went shopping with Ryan. Ryan had to get some stuff to get their car ready for their trip to Disneyland next week.
After shopping, we went to the Galavin Center in SLC to an event called Rock and Ribs. It was not what I thought it would be but we did get some good BBQ for dinner before we went to the SLC Gateway Mall to play in the Olympic Fountain...
Haylee decided she was not to excited about the fountain... she did not like the unpredictability of the randomly squirting water...

"See Haylee, there is nothing to worry about... WHOOOA!"

"Yeah, right..."

Heidi, Jayson and Mae joined us for the fun...

It did not take long for them to get into the action!

Heidi and Mae got soaked!

Daddy loves Mae...

"OK... If Mae will do it, I will try it..."

It was a fun evening and a refreshing way to cool down...

...after a long hot day!