Okay. I just can’t keep linking here and not seeing this, so, here goes …

I have been debating for the better part of the last two hours doing this. It’s the guys’ territory, so I stayed back. However, I suspect they are at the Rubio victory party and not near a computer. So just have at this until they get on here with the proper post.

BTW, LaRaza is reporting 62% of Hispanics went for Rubio and republicans in the Sunshine State.

God bless, Marco Rubio! Kick butt in Washington D.C.

AWESOME VIDEO LINK ADDED: And then there’s apparently another great win in Florida with Lt.Col. Allen West. He is a great man, and our nation is blessed to have him as well.

Thank you, Florida. Wish other parts of the country had come their to senses as you did.


Senator-Elect Marco Rubio’s speech

From what I’ve seen, Kendrick Meek conducted himself with class and professionalism, especially in the face of the democrat meddling for Charlie Crist (However, that mention of the VFW PAC endorsement isn’t something to hang your hat on)

Go … Quickly!


Daniel Webster Winner Of Congress District 8

ORLANDO, Fla. — Brazen, combative and unabashedly liberal Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson has been ousted.

In his speech, Grayson said, “I ask Dan Webster to spend the next two years fulfilling that 3,000-year-old promise to feed the hungry, to heal the sick, to shelter the homeless.”

The freshman lawmaker from Orlando lost Tuesday to one of Florida’s most experienced Republican politicians, Daniel Webster of Winter Garden.

Webster spent 28 years in the Florida Legislature, including stints as House speaker and Senate minority leader.

With 67 percent of the expected vote counted Webster had 56 percent while Grayson had 38 percent. Tea Party candidate Peg Dunmire, an Orlando financial adviser, was third with 3 percent.

Grayson’s outspoken support for the federal health care overhaul, stimulus plan and other liberal policies made him the darling of the left but a top target for Republicans.

Daniel Webster:

“This is a new day for our Country and I am thankful to be a part of it. This is a huge victory for people who are tired of the politics of personal destruction. We ran a positive campaign against a broken system. Now it’s time to begin the work of fixing it.”

“So help me, God.”

I’ve spent the last week serving on a jury for a criminal trial at the County Courthouse in Santa Ana, here in California. (If I tell you any more, I’d have to kill you, but that’s not important right now.)


I’ll be honest with you: I’m not enjoying it.

I have been sitting through hours of testimony and evidence and exhibits one through twelve. But I’m not happy about it.

I may not discuss the details of the trial with anyone. Which makes me feel a little crazed.

I have to sit completely still. And be quiet. And listen attentively. For hours.

For a chatty and friendly and active Cuban woman such as myself, all of this adds up to cruel and unusual punishment.

But I remember this….

It was in this very courthouse that I was sworn in as an American citizen in 1974. I was 19 years old and very proud and sober and serious about the oath I was taking:

“I hereby declare, on oath,

that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen;

that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;

that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law;

that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law;

that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion;

so help me, God.

That’s right. I took An Oath. And I said, “So help me, God.” And I meant it.

So, while I’m not happy to be serving on a jury because of my own selfish, personal discomfort, I feel extremely proud and privileged to do so.

In Cuba, as in many other socialist nations, there is no such thing as “being innocent until proven guilty.”

There is no such thing as a “jury of your peers.”

Simply stated, there is no such thing as freedom.

I voted today. In free elections. Because I live in a Representative Republic and I have a voice.

I know that I happen to be using that voice to complain (loudly!) about having to do my civic duty. And that’s part of the beauty of this system: it’s my right to complain if I want to.

But ultimately, it’s my joy to serve, because I remember that it’s not that I have to serve in the judicial process….it’s that I get to.

Go Vote. It’s your privilege as an American citizen. In other words, you get to.

(cross posted at MBFCF)

FL-25: Meet the friends of Joe Garcia — Part 12

As a public service, the following is the twelfth and last installment of an ongoing series that ends today, November 2nd. The data provided comes courtesy of The Shark Tank, a Florida politics blog.

The campaign of Joe Garcia, the Democratic candidate for Florida’s 25th congressional district, has a lot of friends. And since nothing says friendship better than a fat check, they have donated tens of thousands of dollars to Joe Garcia’s campaign. It is important that South Florida voters learn just who are these friends since few things rings truer than the old adage, “tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are.”

So let’s meet some more of Joe Garcia friends:

Isidora Borja– CEO,PEC International


“Get rid of the embargo, then get ready for boom time: One must try to discover the reasons why Miami has been given such a remarkable award as America’s Poorest City. Among many, I would suggest that one is our elected officials in Washington, who have been exchanging political favors in the House and Senate to maintain a useless embargo against Cuba instead of bringing badly needed federal funds to our area.” Miami New Times 2002

You can see and read all the installments of this series HERE.

Great, Kid … Don’t Get Cocky!

Yeah … Yeah … Yeah.

Over the weekend I noticed the MSM and some ‘liberal’ blogs were mumbling, and then announcing, there will be a GOP “tsunami” or “earthquake” come tomorrow’s election. Even the “pollsters” are ‘conceding’ as much.

So, I’m thinking, “You know, they’d never just give-in here.”

My feeling is it’s the old ‘liberal/leftist’ reverse psychology at work, especially with the MSM. You see, if they faux sigh and say, “Oh, OK. You guys are going to win. We give up”, I believe they are hoping some people who are not as fervent about voting might just say, “Eh, we’ve got it in the bag. We win. I don’t need to get off my butt and head out to vote. They don’t need me.”

You’ll remember the beginning of the dispute in Florida 2000 was that the media called the state early and people in the more conservative/republican panhandle (especially in the Central Time Zone) decided not to go out and vote. We know how close these elections have become. We know how voting fraud and irregularities factor in more often than not. We cannot take our votes for granted. We must get up and get to the polls. Stand in line as long as it takes. Cast your vote(s) carefully, and check the results before and after finalizing them. Do NOT let the media, the polls, the TV talking-heads influence you. Treat your vote as if YOUR VOTE IS the deciding vote in these elections.

George will be calling into my BTR show “Infidel’s Watch” tonight to talk politics and the election, especially Florida’s races. The show is at 10:00pm ET and you can listen here.

FL-25: Meet the friends of Joe Garcia — Part 11

As a public service, the following is the eleventh installment of an ongoing series that will continue through election day, November 2nd. The data provided comes courtesy of The Shark Tank, a Florida politics blog.

The campaign of Joe Garcia, the Democratic candidate for Florida’s 25th congressional district, has a lot of friends. And since nothing says friendship better than a fat check, they have donated tens of thousands of dollars to Joe Garcia’s campaign. It is important that South Florida voters learn just who are these friends since few things rings truer than the old adage, “tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are.”

So let’s meet some more of Joe Garcia friends:

Francisco x. Gonzalez de Aruca– Founded Marazul Tours(1979)

Marazul Tours is the largest travel agency that provides travel service from the United States to Cuba. He is also a radio host on Miami’s “Radio Progreso”, WOCN (AM) (1450).

At the beginning of the Cuban Revolution, Aruca became involved with the Movimiento Revolucionario del Pueblo (MRP), an organization led by Manuel Ray, an architect who had served as Fidel Castro‘s minister of public works. Aruca was the propaganda director of the student wing, and distributed anti-revolutionary leaflets and to organize strikes. He was arrested on January 5, 1961, and charged with counterrevolutionary activities, tried ten days later, found guilty, and sentenced to 30 years. Aruca was sent to Havana’s La Cabana prison. Since he was small and looked younger than 20 he was able to sneak out one day from prison pretending to be a visitor. He made his way to the Brazilian embassy and asked for asylum. He spent eighteen months there, until he was able to obtain a safe-conduct pass from the Cuban government. He went first to Ecuador, then to Colombia, and then to Miami.

You can see and read all the installments of this series HERE.

The Choice

This year marks the 50th anniversary of my family’s arrival into the United States of America as exiles from Cuba. When the collapse of the Batista regime and the imminent castro victory became a certainty, they began making arrangements to come to the United States. My entire family, save two, chose exile in a foreign land rather than living under communist rule. Most of us arrived in 1960 and the couple of years that followed. At one time there were four generations of my extended family here. We were, and have been, very lucky.

That choice, gut-wrenching as it was for the older generation in their fifties, sixties, and seventies, all of them facing the prospect of losing everything they had worked for their entire lives, was arrived at with relative ease. We were going to the most prosperous country on Earth, a country founded on a set of timeless principles that empower the individual with the liberty to use his or her God-given rights to succeed at anything. The United States had been part of the fabric of Cuban history from before the birth of the Republic in 1902, sometimes for good and others for bad. It was the ideal country of exile for a group of people seeking freedom and the way to provide for their families. There was no question in the minds of my family that America was the best hope, where we would flee to escape the hard tyranny that would turn Cuba into the symphony of ruin it is today.

Our lives here over the last five decades have been productive and generally happy. Thanks to the genius of its founders and our Constitution, we’ve been allowed to thrive and to live our lives, free men and women, as we see fit. The generation of my parents, still wounded from their exile so many decades ago, have adapted and assimilated; my generation, too young to remember Cuba, and those born and educated here, are Americans, through and through. We love this country, not just for the liberty it’s given us, but also for what it truly represents.

Since becoming an American citizen in 1983 I’ve exercised my precious right to vote in just about every election. Yes, I’ve made the occasional error in judgment about candidates I’ve voted for, as we all have. But the one thing I know with absolute certitude is this: I will not sacrifice my conservative principles, the principles of the founders, at the altar of compromise, convenience or expedience again. Ever.

When the last presidential election cycle was in full swing, this blog, and hundreds of others, as well as the real conservative alternative media, rang the warning bells about who Barack Obama was, and what he and the Democrats would do once in power. My then seventy-six year old mother, and others of her generation who came in the first and second Cuban Diasporas, also knew what would happen if the Democrats took control; you see, they’d heard this leftist baloney 48 years before. Even with the overwhelming amount of evidence about Obama, his associations, and his agenda for America that was exposed and written about during the course of the campaign, the “moderates” and the faux conservatives competed with each other to drool and fawn over this “post-partisan,” “post-racial” candidate — the “great unifier” of our troubled nation and the first Black President, to boot! How hip and cool was that? They called us, the li’l ole conservative base, every name in the book for opposing him, his agenda, his philosophy, and his party. We’re all “racists,” don’t ya know.

But it was never about race; it was always about policy.

All the alarm bells at full volume weren’t enough to warn the electorate of the socialist tsunami that would overtake us on November 4, 2008. Obama’s small margin of victory was gleefully ensured by Goebbels-inspired media manipulation and mendacity. The marketing of his “brand,” complete with a logo, combined with sickeningly sycophantic “news” stories in the mainstream media, were just too slick and polished for the easily manipulated, the gullible, the ignorant, and the stupid, to ignore. The voters happily drank the Kool-Aid in big, sloppy gulps, elected Obama by a relatively small margin, and gave the Democrats large majorities in both Houses of Congress.

Mark Levin, in his book Liberty and Tyranny, published in March of 2009, but written before the 2008 campaign, sounded the clearest clarion call about how the statists, collectivists, socialists, progressives, and liberals, would accelerate what he termed a “soft” tyranny, by use of executive orders, directives, legislation, regulation, economic policy, tax policy, etc. This is the war the “progressives” have been waging since the second decade of the Twentieth Century: they are hell-bent on destroying this country, its values, and its founding principles. What all of us predicted would happen, and then some, has come true. The Democrats, and their socialist and marxist allies, have demonstrated they are exactly what we said they were.

It’s been a very long two years.

Unlike the occasional chaos of parliamentary democracies, our republican form of government, devised by a small group of genius revolutionaries over two centuries ago, allows us the attempt to fix things every two years. I can say without any hyperbole that since I voted for the first time many years ago, there has never been a mid-term election as defining and as crucial as the one tomorrow. There have been important choices in the past, to be certain; but tomorrow we will be voting for the very survival of our Republic. WE THE PEOPLE, the tens of millions of us who have had enough, will not be silent any longer.

The choice my family made in those dreadful years of 1958 and 1959 were different than the ones we have before us tomorrow. But don’t be deceived: November 2, 2010 is just as important for the future of this country. Tomorrow’s election may go down in history as one of the greatest expressions of power in a representative republic in the history of the world. WE THE PEOPLE have a choice tomorrow, as Rush Limbaugh said back in late September. That choice is either Obama and the Democrats, or America.

This nation is still the last, best hope of the world, but there’s no exile from here. This is it. Tomorrow morning I will choose America.

It’s Time



You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you.


Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened, he will fight savagely.

Our … offensive has seriously reduced their strength … and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our home fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority … The free men … are marching together to victory!

I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory!

Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking. — Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

27 Years Too Long


10 years in The House of Representatives (1983-93). 17 years in the US Senate (1993-present).

I sighed heavily over a blog poll this week where the question was: If you could only chose one, which democrat would you most want to see voted out of office? It was like, “You can only kick one nasty person off the lifeboat to feed the sharks, which would it be?”

The usual suspects were listed: Barney Frank, Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer, Alan Grayson, Russ Feingold?

I stared long and hard at the list. You all know my disdain for the Neanderthal Grayson. Bawney Fwank is too easy a pick. Feingold might be manageable. Harry “this war is lost” Reid is nothing without democrat leadership/majority to cover his ass from over in The House. I kept coming back to Boxer’s name. And every time I read her name all I could see was her smug, nasty, acidic speeches from the Senate floor over the last ten years. But one thing kept nagging at me that I will never get over with this wicked witch of the west. And then there is this gem. Her heavy-handed power grabbing and disgusting lack of civility. And this bit of bipartisanship and compromise and cooperation after the 2008 election where things were supposedly going to work for the better together on The Hill. So, perhaps you can guess who I cast a vote for. (Admittedly, if Nancy Pelosi’s name had been on the list I would still be trying to decide …)

But these are things “We The People” are privy to via news clips and C-SPAN feed. These are the dramas our MSM seem to force our eyes to focus on. Look over here …

Instead, here are some things the MSM, the American people, and the voters of her district should be focusing on come Tuesday:

Boxer, Waxman under fire for approving radical mission behind enemy lines

How Many Child Pornographers Has Barbara Boxer Employed?

Boxer’s sweetheart deal with reinstated Indian tribe

And when the GOP gets into control these are some of the things that demand inclusion, while they’re at it … and “term limits”.

(Cross-posted @ Chandler’s Watch)