Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday Jokes...A Cowboy Named Bud

A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote pasture when

suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust .

The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes , Ray Ban

sunglasses and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy,

"If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd,

Will you give me a calf?"

Bud looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his

peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure, Why not?"

The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer,

connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone , and surfs to a

NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an

exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA

satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo.

The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photo shop and

exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg , Germany .

Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the

image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an

MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email

on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives a response.

Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech,

miniaturized HP LaserJet printer, turns to the cowboy and says, "You

have exactly 1,586 cows and calves."

"That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says Bud.

He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with

amusement as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.

Then Bud says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what

your business is, will you give me back my calf?"

The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why not?"

"You're an aide in the Obama Administration", says Bud.

"Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"

"No guessing required." answered the cowboy. "You showed up here

even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I

already knew, to a question I never asked. You used millions of

dollars worth of equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me

you are; and you don't know a thing about how working people make a

living - or about cows, for that matter. This is a herd of sheep. ...

Now give me back my dog."

America Needs A Warrior, Politicians Need Not Apply

Early Republican polling each day continues to show Mitt Romney as the leader for the 2012 nomination, followed closely by Mike Huckabee. It appears thus far that Republicans are playing it safe. That's as nicely as I can put it. Are the Republicans truly going to continue the mistakes of the past, i.e. John McCain and Bob Dole?? It's almost as if they have a meeting and determine who's turn it is, based on seniority of times run.

As much as I do not support Donald Trump for President, there are things that can be learned from his rapid rise and fall from the polling of the last few weeks. What caused his rapid ascension in the Republican polling, in spite of his obvious past support to liberal politicians?? HE SPOKE HIS MIND!! HE ACTED LIKE A MAN WITH COJONES WHO STOOD FOR SOMETHING!!! Don't get me wrong, I think his motives are selfish and I would not vote for him for President, but if ever there was a moment for Republican candidates to realize what we are looking for in a candidate as it relates to attitude, this was the day.

Unfortunately the GOP has quickly put the blindfold back on and RINO's like Romney and Huckabee once again lead the polling, as their names are familiar and they represent the Republican establishment that refuses to rock the boat and tell it like it is.

It seems these days in the Republican Party that the individuals with the most testicular fortitude are females. Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann take a leadership role daily and stand firm in conservative principles in spite of an overwhelming liberal force which serves to demonize them with horrific rhetoric that not only targets them but members of their family. Yet the Republicans lift up the original author of socialized medicine, Mitt Romney, as their early frontrunner.

Hello!!! Wake up Republican Party!!! We, the conservative majority of America do not want another politician to run this country further into the ground. We yearn for someone that stands up for what is right, regardless of what the politically correct viewpoint is on the matter. We do not want any more wimps that attempt to please everyone. Right is right and wrong is wrong, and the sooner we get back to speaking plainly and clearly to both instead of blurring the line between the two is the day we begin to repair our Republic. It's as simple as that.

I post my opinions on this site regularly. I have made quite a few enemies and quite a few friends. Whichever side you fall on one thing is for least you know clearly what my views are and where I stand. All the Republicans need to do is stop settling for this wishy-washy stance of being afraid to make a stand for fear of who it might disenfranchise, and tell it like it is for a change. America hungers for a leader!! A warrior who speaks his mind instead of catering to whatever crowd he is talking to that day. Where is this man or woman? Will they run? The current field of candidates is as weak as it can be, minus Herman Cain, who just can't get any recognition or publicity going as of yet. Sarah??? Allen??? Michele??? Someone please grab the guidon and circle the formation!! The nation needs a warrior!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Welfare State and The Selfish Society

I came across this article by Dennis Prager this morning and it "hit the nail on the head"

The Welfare State and the Selfish Society

In the contemporary world, where left-wing attitudes are regarded as normative, it is a given that capitalism, with its free market and profit motive, emanates from and creates selfishness, while socialism, the welfare state and the "social compact," as it is increasingly referred to, emanate from and produce selflessness.

The opposite is the truth.

Whatever its intentions, the entitlement state produces far more selfish people -- and therefore, a far more selfish society -- than a free-market economy. And once this widespread selfishness catches on, we have little evidence that it can be undone.

Here's an illustration: Last year, President Obama addressed a large audience of college students on the subject of health care. At one point in his speech, he announced that the students will now be able to remain on their parents' health insurance plan until age 26. I do not ever recall hearing a louder, more thunderous and sustained applause than I did then. I do not believe that if the president had announced that a cure for cancer had been discovered that the applause would have been louder or longer.

It is depressing to listen to that applause. To be told that one can be dependent on one's parents until age 26 should strike a young person who wants to grow up as demeaning, not as something to celebrate.

Throughout American history, the natural -- or at least hoped for -- inclination of a young person was to become a mature adult, independent of Mom and Dad, and to become a grown up. But in the welfare state, this is no longer the case.

In various European countries, it is increasingly common for young men to live with their parents into their 30s and even longer. Why not? In the welfare state, there is no shame in doing so.

The welfare state enables -- and thereby produces -- people whose preoccupations become more and more self-centered as time goes on:

How many benefits will I receive from the state?

How much will the state pay for my education?

How much will the state pay for my health care and when I retire?

What is the youngest age at which I can retire?

How much vacation time can I get each year?

How many days can I call in sick and get paid?

How many months can I claim paternity or maternity care money?

The list gets longer with each election of a left-wing party. And each entitlement becomes a "right" as the left transforms entitlements into the language of "rights" as quickly as possible.

What entitlements do, and what the transformation of entitlements into rights does, is create a citizenry that increasingly lacks the most important character trait -- gratitude. Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent. That is why we teach our children to say "thank you." But the welfare state undoes that. One does not express thanks for a right. So, instead of "thank you," the citizen of the welfare state is taught to say, "What more can I get?"

Yet, while producing increasingly selfish people, the mantra of the left, and therefore of the universities and the media, has been for generations that capitalism and the free market, not the welfare state, produces selfish people.

They succeed in part because demonizing conservatives and their values is a left-wing art. But the truth is that capitalism and the free market produce less selfish people. Teaching people to work hard and take care of themselves (and others) produces a less, not a more, selfish citizen.

Capitalism teaches people to work harder; the welfare state teaches people to want harder. Which is better?

Monday, April 25, 2011

"Religion of Peace" Week In Review= 201 Dead, 480 Injured

With last week being arguably the holiest week of the year for Christians, Islam was in rare form, increasing murders by 128%!! Yet, our news media spends more time each day villainizing and condemning one man for burning a Koran than on the beasts who are committing these horrific murders.

This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, 18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; 19 who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. Ephesians 4:17-19

2011.04.24IraqBaghdad07Seven people are injured when Muslim activists detonate a bomb outside a church.
2011.04.23PakistanHangu11An 8-year-old boy dies from shrapnel injuries suffered during a Mujahid bombing of his home.
2011.04.23AfghanistanKunduz31Three civilians are disassembled by Taliban bombers.
2011.04.23PakistanSalarzai50A Shahid suicide bomber sends five souls to Allah.
2011.04.23IraqKirkuk12A brutal attack on an off-duty copy leaves him dead, his wife injured and his son without legs.
2011.04.22ThailandYala14One person is killed when Muslim 'insurgents' detonate a bomb hidden in a drainage pipe.
2011.04.22PakistanSindh20Two men are shot to death in separate militant attacks.
2011.04.22IraqRamadi33Mujahideen bombers take down three Iraqis.
2011.04.21AfghanistanJalalabad36Sunni fundamentalists plant a bomb that kills three local cops.
2011.04.21ThailandPattani12Muslim 'insurgents' murder a Buddhist in his home.
2011.04.21AfghanistanGhazni35The Taliban take down three civilians with a roadside bomb.
2011.04.21PakistanPeshawar10A man is beheaded by Muslim terrorists.
2011.04.21IraqSamarrah14A child bleeds out following a Jihadi bomb blast.
2011.04.20NigeriaBauchi1017Women are among a group of young Christians murdered by a Muslim mob.
2011.04.20NigeriaMaiduguri10Islamists gun down a rival cleric.
2011.04.20DagestanMakhachkala10A cleric is murdered outside his home by Religion of Peace rivals.
2011.04.20PakistanMohmand20A rancher and his assistant are brutally murdered at a Taliban roadblock.
2011.04.20PakistanKarachi30Three Shia civilians are gunned down in cold blood by Sunni assassins.
2011.04.20PakistanKurram70Seven villagers are executed in captivity by the Taliban.
2011.04.19AfghanistanKabul20A Taliban gunmen goes on a shooting spree inside a government building, killing two guards.
2011.04.19PakistanKhyber10Religion of Peace hardliners slit the throat of a tribesman.
2011.04.19IraqKirkuk30A teacher and her two Shia daughters shot to death by Sunni terrorists in their own home.
2011.04.19NigeriaKaduna121375Angry Muslims go on a two-day bender, torching over forty churches and hacking and burning over one hundred Christians to death.
2011.04.19ThailandPattani50Two teens are among five people who die from splinter injuries following an Islamist grenade attack.
2011.04.18ThailandYala123Muslim 'insurgents' set off a car bomb, killing a passerby in a pickup truck.
2011.04.18AfghanistanKabul27A Fedayeen bomber attacks a defense ministry building, killing two.
2011.04.18AfghanistanGhazni60No one survives a brutal roadside ambush by fundamentalists on a vehicle carrying six.
2011.04.18SomaliaShalambod10A 21-year-old convert to Christianity is pulled from his home and shot 10 times by Islamists yelling 'Allah Akbar'.
2011.04.18IraqBaghdad1023A pair of suicide bombers send ten other souls to Allah.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Silent No More" Celebrates Two Years...A Look Back at Your Comments

It's hard to believe that I've been pecking away at this little blog for two years now. Over the past two years I've worked very hard to introduce my readers to what I believe in and stand for. I would like to thank the many bloggers that I link to and follow for helping me along over the past two years...Random Acts of Patriotism, The Liberal Heretic, American Perspective and especially to Just a Conservative Girl, who is also celebrating her two years blogging and regularly comments on this blog.

Speaking of comments, I am always excited when I write a new article and come home from work to see if I have received any comments. Comments always prove to me that somebody out there is actually reading this. To celebrate my two year anniversary I've decided to take a look back at some of the more entertaining comments I've received.

My first comment:

"hi, just dropping by here"


Thanks for letting me know, Stephen. It didn't take long and I had a loyal following of people who hated me. This mostly consisted of Ron Paul worshippers, Alex Jones kooks, and atheists. Funny, most of these commented as "anonymous":

"I think your really stupid and angry"

"Apparently, you believe the government should hide secrets from its employer, “We the people…”, so you’re a freaking anti-American moron."

"Mr. Williams; you use the terms isolationist to describe Ron Paul. With 737 foreign US military bases, I would say a better term might be anti-imperialist."

"What a worthless posting.

"If it wasn’t for people like Ron Paul who fight for freedoms, online and offline, you wouldn’t be able to sit there spewing your ridiculous ideals to the world."

"Second, the wars we are fighting are only for the Jews. We’re fighting these wars so they feel safe in an area where they are surrounded by Arabs. The Jews also own the military industrial complex and they make money on the wars while we send our white kids over there to die. It’s sick any way you look at it."

"Don’t pee in your pants “fella” that foreign aid to Isreal won’t get cut off anytime soon."

I just love the anti-semitic feel you get when talking to Ron Paul supporters.

Who knew Thanksgiving was a "toast to genocide"?

"Very interesting information. Socialism does work for some countries. They are functioning countries. It may not be yours or my ideal but they still function. My major problem with thanksgiving is I see it as a "toast to genocide" in many ways. We killed and stole land- plain and simple. Interesting read though."

"Ok if your concern is the well being of American citizens, and there is a group that has infiltrated our government and did 9/11, then wouldn't you want ordinary people to know about it, so they can stop electing people that have affiliations with these globalists who did 9/11? Do you understand people want to talk about 9/11 so they know about the people behind it, the military and their involvement in the middle east is another story. They are not talking about the military when they say 9/11 was an inside job. BTW the last video, he was acting hysterically because it was his coworker on the other end, if he hadn't sounded so urgent his coworker might have gotten detained by the G20 security. Many others did, so he did have reason to be concerned."


Sometimes I was defended by others:

"you and schlessinger are the trolls. what intelligent comments do you make?

You are not intelligent
You are not a writer
You are not creative
You are not profound
You are not wise
You simply have a internet connection and a bullshit blog about your hate for certain people.
You look like an indignent, self righteous, hate spewing piece of trash on the internet. Nothing more, nothing less."

"You are a real life troll. I do not call myself intelligent nor do I belittle others in a shameless attempt to satisfy my own overgrown ego like yourself. No not only people who share my opinions possess those characteristics. You calling me narrow minded? Now that is rich. As for November you "teabaggers" are in for a spanking."

He may have been a bit off in his November prediction.


"The above person is honestly telling me that I do not make intelligent comments...this is classic!! For starters, Mr. or Ms. intelligent, it's spelled I-N-D-I-G-N-A-N-T. Second, nobody forced you to come to my blog and/or comment on it. You obviously do not understand the definition of an internet "troll" if you are calling me one on my own site. Thank you for your opinions that I am not intelligent, creative, profound, wise, or a writer. I am sure in your narrow-minded view of life the only people who possess such characteristics are those with political opinions similar to yours. Thanks for all the name calling as well. You brave liberals love to name call rather than debate a topic. It's somewhat understandable as without the names your arguments are mostly empty. Feel free to leave my website "anonymous" and drink more Kool-Aid over at the Huffington Post. You might want to spike it with something strong, November is not going to be kind to your political " kin-folk"

"More name calling, rather than any facts. I apologize that my thoughts and opinions upset your fragile "beliefs with no basis" and as it is well noted that the liberal species (latin, libericus moronicai), they feel threatened easily, and possess a well-known, but weak defense mechanism known as name-calling and acting-out. You may move along now....unless, of course, you would like to place a wager on your last statement...Wait!!! Never Mind!! You would probably just pay me with my own money. I don't accept food stamps. You may now go to your "happy corner" and curl up in the fetal position. Keep telling yourself that your liberal masters are going to stay in office when November 2nd rolls around. I hope you are able to get some Obamacare therapy on my dime before we stop funding the unconstitutional legislation."

with help from NativeHoustonian:

"Anonymous. Why are you even on this blog if you have those opinions? You Liberals never cease to amaze me. And Ron does not have to be a writer to host a blog so you are erroneous. #2 you are "anonymous" cuz you are a sissy and cannot reveal your identity and #3 Surely you cannot watch that video and think that is normal and what our forefathers intended. You must be either on welfare or a MArxist, neither of which I'd like to keep company with."

You have to love the banter!!

Sometimes disagreements were professionally's okay to disagree without being disagreeable:

"First of all, I'm glad you are committed to being an American and committed to serving the public. I applaud you for that. Second, keep up the faith and I hope you are safe during these difficult times. Stay safe and kick ass. Third I hope your family recieves you safe and whole. But you have been brainwashed a little too much. Pull your head out of your forth point of contact and realize this is the most piss poor situation, we as service members can be put in. Former President Bush kept his eye off of Afganistan 7 years ago to go after Iraq. Really? Well I was there during Desert Storm/Sheild and we left them with nothing. And we kept the no fly zones during Clinton. and then decided to kick their ass with Bush. And we found them with nothing? Well yeah! We kicked their ass in 92!! We should have kept the eye on the ball and kept on afhganistan. Now we are stuck trying to rebuild two nations with less troops than we had in 1992 with little multi-national support. My friend, you need to stop drinking the Kool-aid and start educating yourself. Maybe try listening to the BBC instead of Rush. Still I hope you are safe and that you stay that way. We are brothers in arms, I've been to Iraq enough that I could give tours."

SFC Racine


"God Bless you and your family as well. I appreciate your comments and opinions. Your thoughts are respected and I thank you for your service to our country. You seem to be taking me to task on George Bush's involvement in Iraq as opposed to Afghanistan, and I'm not sure I even referenced this topic in my article. If this is regarding my last article on Afghanistan, I still see that you are changing the subject decisively away from the topic I am discussing, bringing up a liberal talking point from Obama's 08 election campaign. Nonetheless, if we did discuss this I doubt we would agree on it...and that's okay. We don't have to agree on everything. The freedom to have differing opinions without being tortured or imprisoned for it is what makes our country great. For your information, I keep myself very educated on the matters I discuss. I would ask you to do the same and check the contents of your own drinking glass if you are still such a loyal defender of President Obama with all of the actions/inactions he has taken since assuming office. If you can honestly take his actions as President thus far and say that they are "constitutional" then, OHHHHH YEAHHHH!! that big Kool-Aid guy has most assuredly crashed through your wall. Also, I do respect Rush and value his opinion, but I rarely am able to listen to him here as he comes on from 9am-noon, I think for myself independently and check the facts on what others may say. I respect that you have been to Iraq "enough times to give tours" and am disappointed that with such vast experiences there you could only come up with the "Bush screwed up Afghanistan by going to Iraq" liberal talking point. We are "brothers in arms" and I honestly do value your opinion. May God keep you and yours safe and I wish for you the best, my friend."

Sometimes people like to spout off without even taking the time to know my background:

"Ronald Williams = Traitor to the constitutional Republic of the US"

"Mr. Williams…it’s warmongering NeoCon spokesholes like you that help kill our military sons and daughters in overseas, senseless wars. I wonder if you’re BRAVE ENOUGH to face war yourself…"

"My dad came back from Nam with PTSD and nearly ruined everyone in my family. It is easy to take the stand you take as you like to say about noninterventionists because your cowardly attributes won’t have to take up a rifle yourself and get paid $30,000 a year to get shot at."

Agree with me, disagree with me, it's all good. At least you will always know where I stand on issues. It's been a very entertaining two years and there are some very big doors opening and changes coming in the near future that I will share in another post. I want to thank everyone who has taken part in this blog in any way over the past two years. I will continue to make you love or hate me with my views on politics and the world.

Monday, April 18, 2011

"Religion of Peace" Week In Review= 88 Dead, 189 Injured

Your weekly statistics compliments of "The religion of peace." Deaths were down about 36% from last weeks totals...not sure if more infidels chose to convert or if Mohammed was just having an off week.

2011.04.16SomaliaGalkayo32A government official is among three people dismantled by a bomb planted by Mujahideen.
2011.04.16AlgeriaAzazga1412Islamic fundamentalists assault a local security post, leaving at least 14 members dead.
2011.04.16AfghanistanLaghman108A Fedayeen suicide bomber kills nine soldiers and a civilian.
2011.04.16IraqHawija10An al-Qaeda opponent is kidnapped, tortured and murdered.
2011.04.15IndonesiaCirebon029A suicide bomber blows himself up inside a mosque, injuring nearly thirty.
2011.04.15AfghanistanKandahar32A religious fundamentalist wearing an explosives vest detonates in a group of policemen, killing three.
2011.04.15JordanZarqa051A mob of Islamists attack police and accused atheists with bats and knives, leaving at least fifty injured.
2011.04.15NigeriaMaiduguri25Boko Haram Islamists gun down two innocents.
2011.04.15IndiaBudgam10Islamists drag a female political candidate out of her home and shoot her to death.
2011.04.14ThailandNarathiwat10Islamic militants spray the back of a 45-year old villager's head with automatic weapons fire.
2011.04.14PakistanQuetta22A cleric and his student are shot to death by Religion of Peace rivals.
2011.04.14AfghanistanPaktia33Four Shahid suicide bombers detonate at a police training camp, leaving three recruits dead.
2011.04.14IraqYusufiya213Two Iraqis are taken down by a double bombing.
2011.04.13AfghanistanKunar107Ten tribal elders are blown to bits by a Fedayeen suicide bomber who embraced one of his victims.
2011.04.12IraqKhan Dhari56A vicious double bombing at a home leaves three family members and two rescue workers dead.
2011.04.12AfghanistanFaryab44Talibanis gun down three children and their father.
2011.04.11IraqBaghdad411A 10-year-old girl is among four Iraqis murdered in a terrorist blast along a city street.
2011.04.11DagestanKidero30Three policemen die when Islamic militants ambush them with machine-guns.
2011.04.11IraqKhan Bani Saad102Ten women and children are killed in a home by Jihadi bombers.
2011.04.11PakistanKanrakai313Women and children are among the casualties when religious radicals set off a roadside bomb.
2011.04.11IraqFallujah719A triple bombing leaves seven dead.

Friday, April 15, 2011

59 House Republicans and 15 Senators Stood For The People

Fifty-nine brave House Republicans stood against this symbolic budget bill which spends 1.5 trillion dollars more than the nations income will support this year. In spite of the majority of their fellow party members, who chose politics over the people, and bowed to liberal threats and fear-mongering, the below listing republicans deserve to be lauded and thanked for standing on principle and for the people. If you have the time, give them a call and thank them for doing the right thing, as I doubt many take the time to do (freshmen members in bold):

Sandy Adams (Florida)
Justin Amash (Michigan)
Michele Bachmann (Minnesota)
Roscoe Bartlett (Maryland)
Joe Barton (Texas)
Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee)
Paul Broun (Georgia)
Steve Chabot (Ohio)
Jason Chaffetz (Utah)
Chip Cravaack (Minnesota)
Jeff Duncan (South Carolina)
John Duncan (Tennessee)
Jeff Flake (Arizona)
John Fleming (Louisiana)
Randy Forbes (Virginia)
Trent Franks (Arizona)
Cory Gardner (Colorado)
Scott Garrett (New Jersey)
Phil Gingrey (Georgia)
Trey Gowdy (South Carolina)
Tom Graves (Georgia)
Morgan Griffith (Virginia)
Andy Harris (Maryland)
Dean Heller (Nevada)
Tim Huelskamp (Kansas)
Bill Huizenga (Michigan)
Robert Hurt (Virginia)
Tim Johnson (Illinois)
Jim Jordan (Ohio)
Steve King (Iowa)
Jack Kingston (Georgia)
Raul Labrador (Idaho)
Doug Lamborn (Colorado)
Billy Long (Missouri)
Connie Mack (Florida)
Tom McClintock (California)
Thaddeus McCotter (Michigan)
Patrick McHenry (North Carolina)
Candice Miller (Michigan)
Mick Mulvaney (South Carolina)
Randy Neugebauer (Texas)
Ron Paul (Texas)
Steve Pearce (New Mexico)
Mike Pence (Indiana)
Ted Poe (Texas)
Ben Quayle (Arizona)
Denny Rehberg (Montana)
Scott Rigell (Virginia)
Dennis Ross (Florida)
Jean Schmidt (Ohio)
David Schweikert (Arizona)
Tim Scott (South Carolina)
Steve Southerland (Florida)
Marlin Stutzman (Indiana)
Scott Tipton (Colorado)
Joe Walsh (Illinois)
Allen West (Florida)
Joe Wilson (South Carolina)
Kevin Yoder (Kansas)

Additionally, 15 brave republican senators took the same stand:

Coburn (R-OK)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Graham (R-SC)
Hatch (R-UT)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Johnson (R-WI)
Lee (R-UT)
Paul (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Rubio (R-FL
Shelby (R-AL)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)