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  1. The Virtual President’s Inaugural Speech 2013

    February 8, 2013 by sholdren

    Check out the Virtual President’s Inaugural Speech for 2013! This is what a real President sounds like!

    This video will help you understand what is wrong with the government of today, the value of individual freedom and success, why people think Obama is an acceptable president, and how we can get back to what America is really all about.


  2. Bill Whittle at Restoration Weekend 2012

    December 2, 2012 by sholdren

    Check out this great speech by Bill Whittle, at the Restoration Weekend 2012 in Palm Beach, Florida in November.   He talks about what’s wrong with the Republican party, why they lost the election, how a true president should act, why capitalism is so great, and some differences between conservatives and liberals.

     


  3. Obamatopia Weekly News – 001

    November 11, 2012 by sholdren

    OBAMAtopia WEEKLY NEWS

    Welcome to the first edition of OBAMAtopia Weekly News.  This will be a weekly post, disclosing many of the wonderful happenings under Obama’s second term.   Here we go:

    Quick – put on your shocked face!

    JOBS KILLED
    Utah coal mine lays off 102 workers over Obama’s war on coal!
    Obama Shuts Down 1.6M Acres to Oil Shale Development!
    Papa John’s to Cut Workers’ Hours over Obamacare!
    Layoff bomb joined by hiring freeze!

    DEBT CRISIS
    Debt ceiling to be raised by 2.4 Trillion at the end of the year!

    FREEDOM OF SPEECH ASSAULTED
    ‘Innocence of Muslims’ filmmaker sentenced to a year in prison for ‘parole violation’!

    MORE POVERTY
    New report released: Foodstamps surge to an all time high!

     


  4. why I’ll vote for any republican now

    March 30, 2012 by tbholdren

    A while back, I began telling friends and family that I was going to sit this general election out. Why? It looked like Mitt Romney, the least conservative candidate in a Republican Primary already lacking in real conservatives, was going to win the nomination. How could I, in good concience, vote for Obama Light™, the father of Romneycare and, thus, grandfather of Obamacare?

    Official Footwear of the Republican Party

    Official Footwear of the Republican Party

    I was tired of the Republican establishment expecting all of us to line up, hold our noses, and pull the lever for whatever moderate, wishy-washy candidate they thought could out-maneuver the democrats in wooing independents and minorities (spoiler alert: It didn’t work for John McCain).

    So, I was determined to sit this one out in protest. Better four more years of Obama to teach the elitists a lesson than another 20 years of flip-flopping RINO presidential hopefuls.

    But that was before this week.

    That was before Barack Obama agreed to sell out our missile defense plans for some political help from… Vladimir Putin? Why is the president of the United States telling the Russians, of all countries, to give him some time until his second term. Why would he need to wait until his second term, you ask? Because after this election he won’t care what the American people think about his policies anymore, we can’t vote him out.

    That was before Barack Obama, instead of opting to not comment, like a reasonable government official, threw in on the whole Trayvon Martin mess, stating “If I had a son he would have looked like Treyvon,“. So, here we have a situation where the president seemingly throws his sympathy and support behind the black side of what was initially reported as a white-on-black crime. Only, it turn out George Zimmerman is acutally hispanic.

    Black Panthers Logo

    Newly Proposed Justice Department Logo

    Regardless, I would expect our chief executive to handle this potential racial relations disaster with kid gloves, as opposed to trying to score political points with the black community at the cost of national unity. Why hasn’t the president called on the Black Panthers to rescind the bounty they have placed on George Zimmerman’s head? What is this, the wild wild west? Are bounty hunters legal now? Would the President be silent if the KKK had put a bounty on a black neighborhood watch member who had shot a white (alleged) hoodlum?

    No, as much as it pains me to do it, I will vote for whoever the republican nominee is, even Mitt Romney. If the man is this reckless when he has an election coming up in November, I shudder to think of what he can and will do given another four years, only this time around, he’ll be unaccountable to the nation.


  5. a slight change of focus for holdren.net

    March 12, 2012 by tbholdren

    Up until this point, this site has been a place where Sue and I occasionally post family news, and I ramble on about politics from time to time. With the advent of Twitter and Facebook, however, the number of family updates here took a sharp dive.

    Sue and I are going to re-focus this site. There may still be family updates from time to time, but you can find more than you could have ever possibly wanted to know about our family life by following either of us on twitter or Sue on Facebook. I’ll try to make sure these family-related links are always displayed prominently on the side-bar.

    Sue and I are Christians first, parents second, Canadian/American (respectively) third. Both of us are interested in American politics, are fairly creative, conservative, and Sue has a knack for artistry and is interested in doing production work using flash and/or home video. With the death of Andrew Breitbart, and the media’s recent cowing of Rush Limbaugh, the voices of conservatism are being silenced. I’m not going to pretend we’re going to even begin to fill either of those pair of shoes (Rush is still wearing his), but I figure that even if all we can accomplish is to help our own family become more aware of what is going on in their country (or in their children’s country), then it’ll be worth it.

    Fair warning: This also means that occasionally I will have to link to material that I definitely would not have before when this site was mainly focused on family updates. I will give sufficient warning on any harsh content before I do so.

    This is also the last time I’m going to say this: I know there is prophecy over this nation. I know what Brother Branham said. But I’m still going to let my voice be heard crying out against the darkness; I refuse to be silent. How I feel can be summed up in the final two lines of one of my favorite poems:

    Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


  6. why I like Tim Tebow

    January 11, 2012 by tbholdren

    To be honest, I really shouldn’t like him. Anyone that makes John Elway happy (after The Drive) should not be on my nice list.

    Tebowing (or, praying, rather)

    There are several reason to like Tim Tebow, but I’ll list just a few:

    1. This kid loves football, and he loves what he’s doing. His heartfelt celebrations after every play are evidence enough of this. It’s always a pleasure to watch someone who enjoys their work.
    2. He’s a running quarterback! How exciting is it to watch someone who’s supposed to throw the ball out of bounds whenever a receiver isn’t open instead tear off down the field and go head-to-head with the biggest defenders in the league? The added threat of a great rushing passer keeps defenses on their toes and makes games more unpredictable. Very fun.
    3. Who doesn’t love an underdog? David vs. Goliath. This unorthodox, scrappy team’s on-field leader has been told since he was drafted that he’s not cut out for the NFL. First they said he’d never win a game. Then they said he’d never have a string of wins. Then they said he’d never make the playoffs. Then they said he’d never win a playoff game. Now they’re saying he’ll never beat Tom Brady’s Patriots. I know who I’m rooting for 🙂
    4. Every time this guy gets criticized (and he does, constantly, from every direction), he just stays humble, smiles and keeps on doing what he’s doing. If you know who you are, and are confident, you can succeed despite the most withering attacks from anyone. I love that.
    5. All of his charity work, even if he weren’t a Christian, makes him a great person. There’s the Tim Tebow Foundation. Through it, he’s builing a hospital in the place of his birth (The Phillipines) for the people there, and there’s the W15H deal where he meets with children with disabilities to encourage them like Bailey Knaub.
    6. How often these days do you see an NFL player who actually WANTS to be a role model to kids?
    7. This guy is genuine. Whether it’s kneeling after every success to give thanks to God, or keeping himself pure until marriage, Tim Tebow is a genuine Christian. Maybe he doesn’t know the message of the hour, but it seems to me he’s living what he knows, and I pray God always blesses him for that. Like it’s been said, “When asked about his team, he praises them. When asked about his coaches, he praises them. When asked about himself, he praises God.”

    Win or lose against the patriots next week, I have a new favorite player in the NFL. I just hope they don’t have to play the Browns in the playoffs next year.

    I’ll leave you with my favorite Tebow clip… they had a microphone on him all game when they had a come-from-behind miracle win against the Chicago Bears. Why is he so cool under pressure and criticism? Listen to him sing, “Our God is an Awesome God” as he takes the field…

    My favorite quote from that video, “Dear Jesus, I need You. Please come through for me. No matter what, win or lose. Lord, give me the strength to honor You.

    Does God care about who wins football games? I seriously doubt it. But, I truly believe God would honor and answer a prayer like that.


  7. I can admit when I’m wrong

    December 14, 2011 by tbholdren

    And I backed the wrong man. Sorry Mr. Cain, good luck in whatever you do that doesn’t involve politics.

    It would appear that now we are stuck with Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney, as Rick Perry has made himself into an internet meme.

    Don’t know enough about Newt, other than that he claims to be conservative whilst having an extremely spotted history (ie. paling around with Nancy Pelosi, being married thrice). Mitt Romney, on the other hand, is a beltway RHINO who honestly believes it’s simply his turn to be president.

    Wish Michele Bachmann hadn’t flamed out so fast.


  8. I’m a raaaaaacist for liking Herman Cain

    November 2, 2011 by tbholdren

    White folks just can’t win in this country. African-american GOP frontrunner and great conservative Herman Cain is currently making news for both the left and the right.

    H-Cain, yo.

    After years of claiming that Tea-Partiers (i.e. white people) are against Barack Obama’s policies because they are racist, liberals are now telling us that white people only like Herman Cain because it gives them an “I’m not racist” alibi.

    This is one of the most offensive things I’ve ever heard. And what is, “He’s a black man who knows his place,” supposed to mean, dearie? Is it his masters degree from Purdue in computer science? Being the CEO of a nationwide restaurant? His work for the US Navy? Being a cancer survivor? A devout Christian? What part of this would indicate that white people think he “knows his place”?

    Oh…. wait. I get it, now. You’re upset that he’s a republican. A conservative republican. Apparently, us whiteys are all just so golly-gee-whillikers happy he isn’t on welfare or protesting Wall-street or smoking a crack pipe that we’re gonna vote for him based on his skin color and dodging a few stereotypes. There’s obviously no other reason Tea-Partiers could like this guy. Nope. Not a thing.

    But, perhaps I’m misreading all this. I’m starting to believe the real reason liberals are trying so hard to discredit conservatives being enamored with Herman Cain is that they’re just jealous of his lovely singing voice:

    Update: Please, please, please let these allegations of sexual misconduct against Herman Cain be false. I really, really like this guy.


  9. first day of preschool

    September 14, 2011 by sholdren

    Today was Silas’ first day of preschool! In fact, he is there right now, as I’m typing this blog post. He is excited about it, and had no problem with me leaving him there. I walked him to his classroom, and he found his name card and put it on the wall where all the kids put their names. He loves spelling his name. Then he put his backpack on one of the hooks on the wall. I gave him a kiss and hug, and when I left, he was playing cars and building a road with another kid. I can’t wait to hear how his day went when I pick him up!

    Here are some pics of Silas before preschool today. He didn’t want to smile for the pics. I think he thought he was too grown up. 🙂

    My little boy is growing up!


  10. after the rain

    August 22, 2011 by sholdren

    After a rainfall yesterday, we saw a beautiful full rainbow, after which the kids decided to run around the neighborhood in boots!


    Silas & Brianna enjoying the beautiful weather and sunset.


    This is part of the rainbow. I couldn’t get the whole rainbow in one pic cuz it was so huge.

    It’s nice that the weather is starting to get cooler, and we can enjoy more beautiful days like this one!