About Me

(UPDATE 09/10/09 – Because of spam, I’m going to try closing the comments and see if that slows ’em down.)

Waukesha conservative. Born again Christian evangelical. I have lived in Wisconsin since 2002. I like sports, technology, TV and movies. History, religion, science. You know, just another bitter small town person hiding behind their guns and religion.

[Updated 10/5/2008 – with editing of different paragraphs for more clarity.]

More about me

(Preliminary. More links and information may be added later)

For myself, I am a Christian and I am conservative on most things. I vote my values and these come from my understanding of what the Bible says. I believe if everyone did that the world would be a better place.

But I have always had the tug between politics, which I like, and Christianity which I would like to minister to others. Although I wouldn’t go as far as Mark Daniels does here, I am certainly aware of what my responsibilities are as a Christian.

I would not consider myself a social conservative on every issue. I am aware that not everyone in America agrees with my particular point of view. In fact, I would say that no one agrees with me on everything. There are homosexuals in America. Although I believe homosexuality to be wrong and see the degradation of the tradition of marriage as unfortunate, I don’t believe in enacting laws to perpetuate that tradition. Along that same line, I consider divorce wrong also, but I prefer to persuade people rather than enact laws to forbid people from divorcing, if that were even possible.

I like politics. That’s why I blog and read and watch TV and listen to radio. But my purpose in being engaged in politics is not to impose my Christianity on others, especially in a hurtful way. Or in a way that they don’t have a choice. This is probably complicated for others to see. I am not seeking to convert America to a theocracy or revert it to a Christian nation. Nor do I believe most Christians want this.

I don’t believe that the more serious of the problems facing America and the world has a political solution. Sometimes they don’t even have a religious solution. But a life-changing experience with Jesus Christ could help.

Politics is my hobby. I like it. I like the ebb and flow, the irony, the comedy, everything about it.

Many of us, however, do long for the days when we could leave our doors unlocked at night, when you knew your neighbors, when crime and drug use wasn’t prevalent, etc., and we wouldn’t mind going back to those times.

But, of course, that’s impossible. And maybe that feeds some of our frustration.

Anyway, that’s why I write.

18 Comments to “About Me”

  1. Hi,

    The Compete.com blog has a two-part series featuring a look at where visits to presidential candidates’ websites are coming from. The intensity of visits is mapped out across the US, showing which candidates are getting the most interest in which states. We would be delighted if you want to write about this post. It’s an interesting way to look at who is doing well in the race thus far, please check it out.

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    Thanks a lot.

  2. you reviewed Bible and government. Maybe you should review the author. Google John and Lesle Cobin, google John Cobin and criminal domestic violence, go to Greenvillecounty.org judicial and clerk of court and see all the lawsiuts he has against everyone. And try to get a copy of his US supreme court motion to have his first amendment right to view pornography reinstated as the family court denied this ( he is in a divorce from wife number 2). He is a fraud.

  3. I always find it interesting how some one must tell the world they are a Christian. We even have a Home Builder in the area that advertises a Christian based company but they feel they can use tradesmen dollars and not pay them on time from construction draws. Christian Based theft. If one is a Christian they need not advertise it , just live your life like one would.

  4. Well, I state it here to let folks know “about me.” Your example shows that not all who advertise themselves as Christians act like Christians.

  5. I liked your site. Would you like to exchange links with my site?

  6. G’ Morning,

    I am sending you my latest opinion piece via RenewAmerica.us. Editor and author, Erik Rush and I believe Americans are still like deer looking towards the election. It was our intention to remind as many Americans over the Internet what Obama brings with him. Politically he is dangerous for our country. He is also in the area mention in this article.”Hope and change worth having without an Obama racial test” http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/jon/080710. I would like to be a regular on your conservative website. Thank you.

    Marie Jon’

  7. Four updates…forgive any redundance.

    1) My site has moved. The new site is http://www.tygrrrrexpress.com

    It requires registration, aka a username and password. This is to weed out the trolls.

    2) My new radio show on Blogtalk radio is on every Wednesday 7:30-9:30pm PST, 10:30pm-12:30am EST.

    Below is the clip of my debut show.


    3) My Presidential Campaign Commercial


    4) I am appearing at the laugh factory on Tuesday, July 22nd.

    Right to Laugh night of conservative comedy for Tuesday, July 22 at the world famous Laugh Factory on the Sunset Strip (8001, just East of Laurel). 323-656-1336. Doors open at eight, tickets are just twenty dollars ($30 for VIP seating).

    Stay well always, and let me know if you would like anything promoted.

    eric aka the Tygrrrr Express

  8. I did not realize you were on the air until I turned on my radio in the car on the way home from work so I could be boringly amused with Charlie Sykes, ( happy he’ s gone. I would like to think your employer is very apprecaitive that they have you, Besides your refreshing and obviously a real woman! (Which is almost extinct now).

  9. share this video (obama does cocaine)

  10. Hi there.

    How do you square your personal experience of Christ with your assessment of what government should do to help poor and working families? Or do you think the government cannot/should not do anything in this vein?

    I’ve heard the call to social justice coming from an increasing number of evangelical Christians, and the folks from Saddleback Church in particular. As a Christian, do you believe you have any obligations to the poor or the working poor? Or do you believe, as the Republican Party economic platform often seems to suggest, that the economic system trumps a spiritual call to look after the poorest of our neighbors?

    Best wishes,

  11. Thanks for you question, Mp. As a Christian, I believe that I personally have an obligation to help those less fortunate than I, both personally and through my church. I do not attempt to foist this responsibility off on some government to do in my stead.

    I have heard about younger evangelicals being more concerned with social justice. I would respectfully submit that evangelicals have always been concerned with improving the lot of many types of people in need. You need only to look for a short time to find organizations like the Salvation Army, Waukesha Teen Center, Milwaukee Rescue Mission (which is multiplied by rescue missions in many cities), and many other organizations whose aim is to help the unfortunate. Many churches have their own ministries.

    I would not go so far as to say that the government should not do anything. But I don’t believe that is any government’s prime responsibility. In fact I believe that if Christians really followed their beliefs, they would do a better job and help far more people than government ever could.

    I don’t believe that any economic system trumps my personal call to do all I can. Christians should work within any economic system to assist our neighbors.

    I hope this answers your question. Please feel free to follow up.

  12. The topic of health care in the 2008 U.S. presidential election is one that is high on the minds of Americans. However, while most people are well aware of the immense challenges facing our health system (rising costs of medical care, malpractice, high prescription drug costs, medical bankruptcies, employers dropping coverage, 47 million uninsured Americans, etc.), they have less understanding of the specific solutions proposed by Senators Obama and McCain.

    We invite you to write a post about the topic of health care in ’08. There are clear policy differences between the Obama and McCain plans, who come from two differing philosophies on health care reform.

    “HealthDecision ’08: Obama and McCain on Health Care” is an initiative by HealthCare.com (http://www.healthcare.com) to help potential voters understand each candidate’s position. It is an objective comparison of the two platforms, and provides analysis as to the strengths and weaknesses of each. Most importantly, HealthDecision ’08 provides an interactive voting tool that allows users to “vote” for a preferred plan. HealthDecision can be accessed at http://decision.healthcare.com/obama-mccain/.

    HealthDecision ’08 will provide you with much of the primary research with which to form a post. In addition, we provide you with links to third-party election coverage from Health08.org, NPR, The New England Journal of Medicine, NY Times, National Journal, U.S. News, WebMD and many other sites, that may serve as supplemental information sources.

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  13. Hey, Will someone please do some research on Anne Kilkenny’s connections. After reading her post, it is just hard not to think this lady has an axe to grind. Not everybody has to love Sarah Palin, I’m sure she’s made some enemies along the way. But there are other real life people are more complimentary. So, I am wondering if this lady carries a grudge and if it can be found out.

  14. Dear THoughtful,

    Carbon emissions have no discernable effect on climate, but our gullibility nets promoters of this “crisis” billions per year. Meanwhile they change nothing of their own lifestyles, though they also live on the planet they claim we are destroying. Claiming to want to save us from our folly, they seek to strip away our freedoms while destroying our economy. While the climate itself mocks their so-called linkages, and our economy is already on the edge of collapse, a Democratic Congress is still pushing for carbon cap legislation. What will it take to bring this farce to an end?

    Your website leads me to believe we share the concerns about this attempt to sell out our country for profit and power. Would you help me promote a book I have written examining this hoax? It is intended to make readers angry over being played for patsies. If enough people read it, it would create a public backlash against that legislation, but through my own efforts, I have been unable to sufficiently publicize this work. Would you also pass this e-mail on to all your peers you think might agree and help?

    The book is entitled “A Climate Crisis a la Gore” and is organized as follows:

    • Introduction – the motivation behind the assembly of this information for public use.
    • Part 1 – Excerpted ideas from Mr. Gore’s book, The Assault on Reason. regarding the proper and reasonable way to enter an argument or evidence are used to critique his film, where apparently he used all the assault techniques he claims to deplore
    • Part 2 – A claim by claim analysis of Mr. Gore’s documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. These are evaluated with simple logic, claims elsewhere in the documentary; Mr. Gore’s excerpted written principles of reasoning, and scientific research and findings regarding the subjects of his claims.
    • Part 3 – A rather cynical discussion and disclosure of players and special interest groups creating the perception of a global climate crisis. The history of the movement is examined, motives behind involvement, dollar amounts of profit already being reaped by promoters, and what they stand to gain if America enacts carbon legislation.
    • Conclusion – The coming economic storm resulting from enacting this legislation and a plea to readers to contact legislators demanding such laws be reconsidered.

    Excerpts can be reviewed and the book ordered at Amazon.com by entering the title, ISBN# (978-1-4196-8684-9) or by following the link http://www.amazon.com/Climate-Crisis-Gore-perception-warming/dp/1419686844/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1202424474&sr=8-1 If you are willing to inform your readers of its contents and availability, an informed (and angry) population of voters might be a real, and maybe the only, check and balance system capable of stopping Congress.


    Paul Spite

  15. I like your thing, bro. Maybe cuz we think alike. Thanks. I also like discovering new sympathetic links. A real bummer political year, huh? Well, we take a licking & hopefully, prayerfully, keep on ticking. Want to see my 2cents for the cause? See what you think of: EdenPoliticalCartoons.com

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  17. In response to Larry (posted in March 2008), stating one is a Christian reveals a lot about a person, the character they strive to obtain, the type of business they try to conduct, the kindness toward all they try to have. It reveals an honesty and optimism about that person and immediately connects him to others who are striving for the same things by the same means (Christ).

    To thoughtfulconservative, I’d like to share with you a Reagan Conservative petition I started after the election calling on Republican leaders and politicians to return to their Conservative roots. If you agree, please sign and pass it on!


    Thank you!

  18. I hope this gets to your readers who live in Waukesha! Here is a recent letter to the editor I wrote into the Waukesha Freeman that they are refusing to publish. My hope is to get as many residents of the City of Waukesha to read this as possible. Please consider posting as a blog or please consider writing to the editors of the Waukesha Freeman: jsharp@conleynet.com & byorth@conleynet.com;

    To whom it may concern at the Waukesha Freeman,

    I am entering into my last semester in the Master’s of Public Administration program at UWM, so maybe my idealism here is because I am fresh to local politics and have not been worn down by years of abuse. But, this past Saturday I was embarrassed to be a resident of the City of Waukesha. My family and I attended a “townhall” meeting held by two respected Republicans, U.S. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner from Wisconsin’s 5th Congressional District, and State Republican Legislator Bill Kramer, who represents the 97th Assembly District of Waukesha. The meeting was scheduled for 1 p.m. in the newly renovated Waukesha Public Library. Maybe someone should have told the pride of the teachers union, Mayor Larry Nelson this. Mayor Nelson walked into the meeting 15-20 minutes late. Out of respect for the speakers, and the citizens he represents, he should have been punctual.

    Mayor Nelson walked into the meeting sloppily dressed, unshaven, and with so much arrogance in his demeanor that it made me very disappointed. As I sat there, I thought to myself: is this anyway for an elected official to act? Arriving late? Dressing like he’s going to hit a round of golf at Moor Downs? We don’t pay him enough money that he cannot afford a button-down shirt or tie? I am a big guy myself, so if he needs one, I’ll gladly send him one of mine. At least I didn’t see those God-awful “Croc” sandals on. I know his lack of professional attire has been an issue before in the Freeman editorial pages, so I would have hated myself for not writing in to complain about this!

    Still, there’s more…

    The entire time Mayor Nelson was there he was carelessly flipping through papers, pamphlets, and who knows what else- all in a dismal attempt to pretend he was more important than what was going on. The room was filled to capacity, people lining the walls standing, myself included, with citizens GENUINELY concerned about how their hard-earned dollars were being spent in Washington D.C., and he had the AUDACITY to pull a stunt like this? Shame on you Mayor Nelson! I would be surprised if ONE sentence uttered by these two gentlemen passed through his ears. However, maybe he was the smartest man in the room, and it was possible for him to juggle all these complex legislative issues and reading materials at once, but I doubt it. I highly doubt it (my own emphasis added). Why would he even bother to come if this was going to be his attitude? One can only speculate.

    The lack of respect he showed for his position as Mayor of Waukesha and for his constituents that day was mind-blowing, and what I would consider unbecoming of an elected official. The way he carried himself that afternoon was NOT representative of the type of elected official I aspire to be one day, or one that I would EVER vote for in future elections.

    I was a student at Butler Middle School during the time he taught English there in the basement. If I had EVER showed him that amount of blatant disrespect, I would have been sent to detention of some sort. For that, and that alone, I am putting YOU Mayor Larry Nelson on “citizen’s detention”! Shape your act up, show some respect for the citizens of Waukesha, and for cryin-out loud, show some respect for yourself as an elected representative in the City of Waukesha.

    James Healy

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