Saturday, January 20, 2007

Write In Cary Cartter For President

Working Stiff and Blogger Extraordinaire Cary Cartter is running for President of the United States.

"Who is Cary Cartter and what does he know about being president?", you ask.

I'll start the answer by stating what Cary Cartter IS NOT.

  • A Career Politician
  • Indebted To Any Special Interests
  • An Open Borders Advocate
  • A Political Correctness Junkie
  • A Dude That Rolls Over When Confronted With Adversity


Cary Cartter is a working, family man that lives in Phoenix, Arizona. A churchgoing Christian who is a member of his church's praise and worship team. Vocals and bass guitar. A new father who wants to see his daughter raised in a country that helps the deserving downtrodden and stands firm against it's enemies. He has served in the United States Marines and has learned the meaning of Semper Fi.

Now. On to WHAT Cary Cartter is.
  • A Man That Prefers Truth Over Subterfuge
  • A Man With Intestinal Fortitude
  • A Man That Knows To Delegate To Capable People
  • A Man That Recognises He Has Faults And Works To Overcome Them
  • A Man Who Loves his Country
  • A Man That Will Work To Preserve Our Nation While Looking Forward To New Innovations, Technology, Research and Inventions This Country Is So Well Known For.


Cary's Own Words:
I promise a common sense approach to running this country - and ONLY this country. I will not allow any other country, or even the loudest public opinion, to determine the course of action this country needs to take to regain the respect and admiration of the world. Heck, we are the strongest standing military - we will start acting like it again.


I can hear you wondering, "Cary, what do you know about running the country?"

I know enough not to let armed invaders get away without some ventilated clothing.

I know enough not to let non-citizens claim rights under our constitution.

I know enough not to allow illegal immigrants to benefit from the hard work of the American citizens and legal immigrants.

I know enough to actually assign jobs to people trained in the area, and then get the h3ll out of their way while they do the job to the best of their ability.

I know enough that unless this country gets a leader with the intestinal fortitude to actually lead this country instead of letting other country's public opinion dictate the leaders' actions, this country won't exist for very long.

Sounds good to me. - Paul - prying1 -


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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Google China, Hugh Hewitt and YOU

On yesterday's (18 JAN 07) Hugh Hewitt Radio Show the subject of Googles dealings with China came up.

Prior to talking about Google in such a way that it could be taken for an advertisement Hugh had stated that he owned Google stock. "Full Disclosure" he called it. A bit later a listener called in and chastised Hugh because he owns stock in Google. Wasn't Hugh aware of the China/Google deal.

For those who missed The "Google-China" deal here is a bit from the NYT dated 23 APR 06
To obey China's censorship laws, Google's representatives explained, the company had agreed to purge its search results of any Web sites disapproved of by the Chinese government, including Web sites promoting Falun Gong, a government-banned spiritual movement; sites promoting free speech in China; or any mention of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

Hugh defended himself quite eloquently (as usual for him) but one thing he missed. Hugh's site is not blocked in Google China. Nor is Generalissimo Duane's.

Go to Google China and type in - prying1 -


You can do the same with your own name. Most likely you will see your blog or website come up. Through I visited AubreyJ and left a comment - 'FTGF' brings up Navy Town U.S.A. - The Rosemead Herald is accessible through Google China.

Jesus Christ gets 50,000,000 hits. - Point is, More info gets through to China than is filtered.

Check your own name and blogsite. Don't be surprised if you have not been purged.

Click here for Google China

China will have to change as time passes. The leaders know it but are slow to embrace it.


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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Wednesday Heroes
Roy Velez and His Two Sons, Jose and Andrew

The following posting is from the Wednesday Hero Blogroll - Please click the link on the bottom of the page to join in honoring the brave men and women of our military.


This Weeks Heroes Were Suggested By CavMom

This week I have three people to talk about. Roy Velez and his two sons, Jose and Andrew. One who was lost in Iraq and another who lost his life in Afghanistan.

It happens almost daily. A stranger reaches out to comfort Roy Velez, unintended symbol of unspeakable loss and grief.

Today it's a woman who approaches as he's halfway through breakfast at Montelongo's Mexican restaurant.

"My brother told me about you and your sons," she says, extending her hand.

He takes her small hand between his - this sturdy man who has buried two boys who went off to war - and listens gently as her own story of sorrow spills forth. Her 8-year-old daughter, a traffic accident, her son at the wheel.

As waiters bustle about with trays of huevos rancheros and barbacoa plates, Mr. Velez does what he does best: offers up a soft prayer to help this mother endure her emptiness.

Strangers learn about Mr. Velez from newspapers and TV. They come to him to share their gratitude or their grief. They come to thank him and console him, tearfully, for his family's sacrifice.

This is how Mr. Velez chooses to live after losing two sons in two years, not riven with anger or paralyzed with sadness. But as someone ready for those who might slip into the darkness of despair.

For his strength for others, compassion and grace - and for serving as inspiration for anyone who knows his story - Mr. Velez is the 2006 Dallas Morning News Texan of the Year.

Because this story is so long, I've linked to the article which you can read in it's entirety.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We're In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don't Know Where To Look

This post is part of the Wednesday Hero Blogroll. If you would like to participate in honoring the brave men and women who serve this great country, you can find out how by clicking here.


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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Starbucks and the Marines Email Is False

I got an email from a good friend this morning as follows:


Recently Marines in Iraq wrote to Starbucks because they wanted to let them know how much they liked their coffees and to request that they send some of it to the troops there. Starbucks replied, telling the Marines thank you for their support of their business, but that Starbucks does not support the war, nor anyone in it, and that they would not send the troops their brand of coffee.

So as not to offend Starbucks, maybe we should not support them by buying any of their products! As a war vet writing to fellow patriots, I feel we should get this out in the open. I know this war might not be very popular with some folks, but that doesn't mean we don't support the boys on the ground fighting street-to-street and house-to-house for what they and I believe is right. If you feel the same as I do then pass this along, or you can discard it an d no one will never know.

Thanks very much for your support. I know you'll all be there again when I deploy once more.

"Semper Fidelis."
Sgt Howard C. Wright
1st Force Recon Co
1st Plt PLT


So I Snopes it. Is Snopes a verb yet? Google is. Snopes should be.

Snopes answer concerning this. - FALSE -

Reply to my friend was:

Please send this link back upline to those who received and sent it previously. - Personally I don't care for Starbucks because the stuff they sell is WAYYYYY overpriced and I like to drink coffee black. Why should I pay extra for that? - But it is not fair to them to have people boycott their goods for false reasons. says the rumor is false and backs it up with the real story...
- Paul - prying1 -

Rumor is false and was corrected by Sgt Howard C. Wright - Check's version of events.
or Google/Yahoo search the following words and it will come out as the top hit
- Starbucks Marines Howard C. Wright -

So tonight I get home and check my emails. A friend of a friend from upline (or downline - by this time I don't know which to call it) had emailed back with the simple statement:

Starbuck’s coffee blows anyway!

(310) 542-0992 OFFICE
(310) 999-8640 CELL

After my tears from laughing cleared and I could see again I replied:

Re: Starbuck’s coffee blows anyway!

To quote Glumfeather in the Chronicles of Narnia series, "Too True! Too True!

First time I ever had the stuff was in a Starbucks coffee shop attached to the movie theatres in Galleria Redondo Beach CA. (Artesia and Hawthorne). - The stuff was atrocious and I have the tastebuds of a barbarian. Since then I have had some of the super sweet crap they try to pass off as coffee (Others bought it to convince me I am wrong- I refuse to spend money there but can't stop my wife and daughter...) and I still insist the stuff is overpriced, and has to have flavors added to make it semi-palatable.

Give me any name brand, Folgers, Maxwell, Taster's Choice, hells bells even Postum!

Thanks for the return email on this one. We are not alone. I'm sure there are others....

Paul - prying1 -

So! How do you feel about it. That is, You who have read up to this point. Leave a comment and I'll update this posting with it along with a link to your website/blog (if so desired).

Update: I am not through this post endorsing the boycotting of Starbucks in any way shape or form. If any man woman or child enjoys the stuff I wish them Godspeed. I even buy Starbucks Gift Cards for those that frequent the place. Well. My wife gets them but I so sign the accompanying card...

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