Saturday, December 25, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
The left is screaming, some of the right is too. Nobody is satisfied with what they are getting, if this turns out to be the deal. I'm pretty sure the left has never been so far from the right in history. The way the facts are twisted on a daily basis is disheartening and contributing to the polarizing of America.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Okay, I do want President Obama out of office. My dream would be that he would wake up tomorrow morning and say - "I'm done." Then give a speech saying how much he sucks and how badly he's been doing his job. BUT I know that's not going to happen so I'll wait until 2012. I don't wish for anything other than an election to take him out, unless of course someone manages to find his Watergate and he's shamed out, that wouldn't be too bad either. Okay, let's just say I would settle for just about anything that gets him out of office that is legal and causes no physical harm. I didn't say anything about ethics. Ahem.
Still, I'm enjoying the fat lip vicariously, hoping there was a little more than a basketball elbow behind it.
Is that wrong?
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
No one was more surprised on September 11th 2001 than I was. I was not politically aware and had only a vague idea of what and where the World Trade Center was. Most of us were in shock, our world had shifted on it's axis and thrown us totally off kilter. Not surprisingly so.
It was a huge and horrific event, and like George W. Bush said when he heard the third plane hit the pentagon - I knew it was a declaration of war.
feelings involved in something so catastrophic. Still, it seemed more surface to them, as if they were not as surprised as I was and were taking it in stride.
Find another way to protest the government intrusion. And keep flying. We're Americans, no one should be able to keep us on the ground if we want to fly. Do it.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
It is really hard not to paint all Muslims with the same broad brush. Americans do not understand Islam, it's teachings are completely foreign to us. In the simplest terms because I'm a simple gal, God is good. God is different things to different people but in the American culture it really is simple. God is about love, hope, faith, and charity. And please, don't go all Old Testament on me here, I am speaking in generalities. We do not understand a religion that generates such hate and such violence.
Islam does not make sense to us, it clashes with all we know of religion and belief in God, it's tenants the total opposite of what we learned as children and heard preached from pulpits in temples and churches across our land. And because it does not make sense to us we have no frame of reference to say oh - this group has chosen to follow this part of the Koran and that group interprets the Koran in a totally different way. And because so few Muslim groups stand along side Americans in outrage when acts of terrorism have occurred, it is hard for us to not be suspicious of them, uncomfortable and sometimes, afraid.
The more we are restricted and man-handled and feel we are losing our rights to things as personal as our own bodies, the less we are apt to feel kindly toward Muslims in general.
Because we freaking cannot tell the difference between a Muslim that will hurt us and one that won't!
And it is simple self-preservation that we feel the need to mistrust those we cannot fathom, and those we see as being the ones responsible for causing us pain. They do not wear a sign that identifies them as a friendly Muslim or a frothing at the mouth crazy Jihadist nutbag Muslim.
I'm sorry but I just wish they would go. OH THE HORROR! My brothers would be so appalled. But I do. I'm tired of feeling like a racist when I worry about whether or not someone I love will be blown to bits while doing something as innocuous as shopping for Christmas gifts. I don't want to feel I have to change my way of life because someone wants to kill me and would delight in cutting off my head while rolling video. There is a part of me that wishes we could pull the virtual covers over our heads as a nation and not have to let anyone else in - and start a steady stream of Muslims on their way out.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Late in the day I received a call from a lady I have worked with off and on for 20 years. We were discussing work and how our helpdesk just got outsourced to India, and how distressing it is. We were ending our call when she said "well just be careful who you vote for."
We did the dance for a bit "well ... I'm thinking this is a conversation we don't want to have, not a good idea to talk politics ..."
"Yeah, I agree but .. "
"Because I'm rabid. Okay? I cannot stand Obama and I think he's the worst president we've ever had." I said it.
I told her she was edging toward the tea party side and she said "yeah, a little."
"Well you know the tea party candidates will be running as republicans, right?"
"Yes, if they run as a separate party they'll split the vote and the democrats will win."
And in these times, if you can't be bothered to learn the issues and the candidates stances on them and what those things will do to our country - DON'T VOTE! Please. Don't vote.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Project of the Tides Center, designed to energize the far-left for the 2010 mid-term elections
Headquartered out of the offices of USAction and the Service Employees International Union
A project of the Tides Center, One Nation Working Together (ONWT) is headquartered in the Washington, DC offices of USAction. It also coordinates some of its activities out of the New York City offices of the Service Employee International Union (SEIU). ONWT's principal goal is to inject new energy into the social justice movement in advance of the 2010 mid-term elections. The organization's “signature event” is its October 2, 2010 “March on Washington,” whose purpose is to inspire “an intensive voter-mobilization program for Election Day 2010.”
Please go to Discover the Networks.Org to read the platform of this group, as well as the list of people that endorsed today's event.
Makes me want to fight all the harder.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
What is wrong with us? It’s just like the Ground Zero mosque plan. Does this church have the right? Yes. Should they? No. And not because of the potential backlash or violence. Simply because it is wrong. The more I reflect on what happened on 8/28 the more I realize the amazing power of GOOD.
We must be the better person. We must be bigger than our problems. Bigger than the times in which we live. Burning the Koran is like burning the flag or the Bible. You can do it, but whose heart will you change by doing it? You will only harden the hearts of those who could be moved. None of those who are thinking about killing us will be affected, but our good Muslim friends and neighbors will be saddened. It makes the battle that they face inside their own communities even harder.
Let us rise above the current levels and elevate ourselves and our country. The only thing this act would prove is that you CAN burn a Koran. I didn’t know America was in doubt on that fact. Let’s prove to each other that while there are many things we can do, there are maybe many more things that we choose not to do.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
In the meantime, this mosque in New York City at ground zero has been making me crazy. This video is long but it tells it like it is.
Hat tip to Jo-Joe Politico
Monday, May 31, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
I have had an incredible amount going on, family things that I've been taking care of. I am tired from the running around, the emotional upheavals, more running around and decision making. Bone weary.
But in between hospitals and other facilities I've done some searches online. Maybe because my tolerance level is low, I don't know. But I really want to open my front door, step out on my porch and yell
"GET OUT! IF YOU ARE NOT HERE LEGALLY I DO NOT OWE YOU SQUAT! GET THE HELL OUT OF MY COUNTRY!!"
Stepping back into my house.
Immigrate. DO. Legally. And when you get here, expect to work hard and follow the rule of law, learn the language and incorporate America into your life. Adjust. Do not expect us to adjust to you. Treat this country with respect because it IS the best country in the world to live in. Do not demand anything from us, work hard and you will earn your livelihood and your neighbor's respect.
And in the meantime I'll just keep searching for stores here and there I can shop at, that are based in Arizona. Don't mind me.
Adventure Coffee Roasting http://www.adventurecoffeeroasting.com/
Spy Shop of Scottsdale http://www.scottsdalespyshop.com/
Crown Fine Jewelry http://www.crownfinejewelry.com/Default.asp
Route 66 Gift Shop http://www.route66giftshop.com/main.html
Azshoe.com Shoes & Handbags http://www.azshoe.com/
Cocopah Bead Shop http://www.beadofthemonthclub.com/
Pop the Soda Shop http://www.popsoda.com/index.html
Cowtown Skateboards http://www.cowtownskateboards.com/
Apache Tears Good Luck Stones http://www.worldssmallestmuseum.com/productindex1.htm
Arizona Rock Shop http://www.arizonarockshops.com/
The Dollhouse and Toy Store http://toys-dolls-miniatures-dollhouses-calico-critters-mighty-world.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index
Bike Barn http://bikebarnaz.com/
Sun Valley Quilts http://www.sunvalleyquilts.com/index.htm
Desert Dancer - Custom Scented Lotions & Bath Products http://www.desertdancer.net/
Kukuruza - Gourmet Popcorn Company http://www.kukuruza.com/home
Arizona Vines and Wines http://www.arizonavinesandwines.com/index.html
Arizona Artists http://www.arizonaartists.net/
American Flag & Pole http://www.americanflagandpole.com/index.html
The Original Candy's Apples http://www.gourmetcandyapples.com/
Coldstone Creamery http://www.coldstonecreamery.com/
Discount Tire http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/home.do
Eleanor Joseph Confections http://www.eleanorjosephconfections.com/
Fairytale Brownies http://www.brownies.com/default.aspx
Phoenix Herb Company http://www.phoenixherbcompany.com/index.php
Phoenix Knife House http://www.phoenixknifehouse.com/
McClendons Select (citrus, honey and dates) http://www.mcclendonsselect.com/
M.R. Designs & Gifts http://www.mrdesignsandgifts.com/
Phoenix Mandolins http://www.phoenixmandolins.com/
Navajo Fine Jewelry & Collectibles http://www.gonavajo.com/navajoart/default.asp
Set Enterprises Games! http://www.setgame.com/
Hollycake - Letterpress printing http://www.hollycakepress.com/
Cerreta Fine Chocolates http://www.cerreta.com/index.cfm
Phoenix Coffee http://www.phoenixcoffee.com/shop/
Heard Museum Online Shop http://www.heardmuseumshop.com/index.htm
Charley's Trophies http://www.charleystrophies.com/index.html
Stinkweeds Inline Music http://www.stinkweeds.com/
Don's Hot Rod Shop http://donshotrodshop.net/CandyPress/Scripts/default.asp
Brew Your Own Brew http://beer-wine-brewing.com/catalog/
Expressions Art Glass http://www.expressionsartglass.com/
Have any you'd like to add? I know there are tons more.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
A major research institution has just announced the discovery of the densest element yet known to science. The new element has been named Pelosium. Pelosium has one neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 311.
These particles are held together by dark forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.
The symbol of Pelosium is PU.
Pelosium's mass actually increases over time, as morons randomly interact with various elements in the atmosphere and become assistant deputy neutrons within the Pelosium molecule, leading to the formation of isodopes.
This characteristic of moron-promotion leads some scientist to believe that Pelosium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as Critical Morass.
When catalyzed with money, Pelosium activates CNNadnausium, an element that radiates orders of magnitude more energy, albeit as incoherent noise, since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons as Pelosium.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I am reprinting a comment made to my R-E-S-P-E-C-T post below. This is a man who has never commented on my blog before and I wanted to answer him.
Matt Swift aka Lance Berkhart said... Wow, I feel sorry for you lady.
Yeah, Obama hates the USA, he hates freedom..all of us Democrats oooppss sorry
Socialist hate the USA. We want to tell people what to do and wipe out all of
our freedoms because we just have it so great here and we just can't have
that.He mocks us? What are you talking about lady? At least this President can
form sentences correctly.Yeah us Socialist really so hate America. We hate it so
much that we want EVERY AMERICAN to have health care. But lets be honest here.
You are a Glenn Beck, Rush Fatbaugh sheep who has no original thoughts other
than what you are told by..wait for...Fox News. You say he will go down as the
worst president in history...you must not know your history. I do like that you
blog and you seem to be very passionate about it but you other who spout off ism
have no clue as to what you are talking about. I see you have quoted Thomas
Jefferson(my fav President) well...he spent a lot of money(money we didnt have)
and congress DIDNT want to approve but he went ahead with the Louisanna Purchase
and the Western Territories. Oh and your Norman Thomas quote is false. There has
NEVER been any evidence that he said that. Your messiah..Ronald Regan quoted him
from time to time...the thing is Regans OWN PERSONAL Biographer said this that
Regan had no clue where he got that quote from and when the biographer tried to
find it HE couldn't find it. Quit trying to spread hate by saying Dems are
socialist. Thank you.
Matt, or Lance, I have a name. If you choose to visit in the future please use it - or don't address me. Calling me "Lady" as in "you have a problem" is rude and unnecessary.
As far as President Obama mocking us? Read what is in the blue quote box below, in the post you commented on. That is mockery and ridicule. It's actually a strategy.
If you go back and read I did not say Democrats are Socialists, I am saying Barack Obama is a Socialist. Whether you can or want to see it is not something I can control. But a person doesn't have to stand up and say "My name is Barack Obama and I am a Socialist" to be one.
If you are concerned with history, read up on Marx. Read up on Saul Alinsky. Read Barack Obama's own book "The Audacity of Hope". See how he grew up, who he looked up to and who he learned from. And then apply his actions (not what he says) to what you've read about Marx and Alinsky.
There is not a moment where I want to spread hate, but what I do want is to live in a free nation where I make my own decisions and not have the government control how my doctor gets paid, who he can treat, and with what technology or medications. I want my decisions made by me and my doctor and I do not want a Washington pencil pusher doing it by applying a set of statistics that may or may not apply to my case.
I want to live where businesses that provide jobs are not demonized for having a profit motive. That is what has made our country great, people believing in the American dream and working for what they want in life. I want my children to understand that anything they work for will always be more valuable to them than something that has been handed to them.
As far as Fox news goes - I take from Fox News what I would take from any news station. They do not speak gospel but they are a lot more truthful than the rest of the media that may as well just wear I heart Obama pins on every one of their lapels. People who watch Fox or listen to Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck are not sheep by any means. They are people who are educated on the issues and ready to do what is necessary to turn this country around. We are a huge voting block, do not underestimate our influence. On the other hand - please feel free to underestimate us.
The liberal media make people like me out to be the nut cases, people who are on the fringe of the movement and at the edge of sanity. Nothing could be further from the truth. We are parents and teachers, pilots, doctors, construction workers and the guy who takes your money at the museum. We are office workers, store clerks and business owners. We are everyone. We simply believe in a more conservative viewpoint and want our country to remain the republic it was designed to be. Right now it is headed down a very dangerous road toward becoming like any other impotent European country out there. And if schools were teaching history properly anymore you would know that is the ideal our forefathers were escaping when they came to this new world.
We should treasure our Americanism, celebrate it, and fight for our way of life.
So please Matt, do not assume you know me, and do not comment on things you know nothing about.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Jesse Jackson just pronounced the health care bill
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Three years ago, we made a promise. That promise has been kept.
Of course -- of course, over the last year, there’s been a lot of misinformation
spread about health care reform. There’s been plenty of fear-mongering,
plenty of overheated rhetoric. You turn on the news, you’ll see the same
folks are still shouting about there’s going to be an end of the world because
this bill passed. (Laughter.) I’m not exaggerating. Leaders of
the Republican Party, they called the passage of this bill “Armageddon.”
(Laughter.) Armageddon. “End of freedom as we know it.”
So after I signed the bill, I looked around to see if there any --
(laughter) -- asteroids falling or -- (applause) -- some cracks opening up in
the Earth. (Laughter.) It turned out it was a nice day.
(Laughter.) Birds were chirping. Folks were strolling down the
Mall. People still have their doctors.
From this day forward, all of the cynics, all the naysayers -- they’re
going to have to confront the reality of what this reform is and what it
isn’t. They’ll have to finally acknowledge this isn’t a government
takeover of our health care system. They’ll see that if Americans like
their doctor, they’ll be keeping their doctor. You like your plan?
You’ll be keeping your plan. No one is taking that away from you.
Three months from now, six months from now you’re going to look around.
You’re going to be sitting in a doctor’s office reading through the old People
magazines. (Laughter.) And you’ll say, hey, this is the same doctor,
same plan. It wasn’t Armageddon.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Do you like tanning? 10% higher now because your behavior could lead to melanoma. Your bad behavior will be taxed.
McDonalds released an estimate of what it will cost for each one of their stores to put the nutrition information on every outdoor and indoor menu. $75,000.00 per store.
Have you heard of Darden? They own Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and other restaurants. Today -
NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI) will try to absorb any new costs from the health care legislation through tighter expense management and higher prices.
"We feel pretty confident about our ability to really respond through some combination of cost management and price increases," Darden's Chairman and Chief Executive Clarence Otis said Wednesday on an earnings call.
Oh, and how much money will banks lose when the government takes over all the student loan business? The free market shouldn't make money off kids going to school. Only the government should do that!
Just ask Kathleen Sebelius who brags that the legislation will result in companies that make life-saving drugs having their profits reduced by $90 Billion. And we are supposed to cheer that - because the government sees no danger in shoving a very important industry into the ground. Cause y'know, I'm sure all that research and stuff isn't that expensive. All those profits are probably going into some fat cats pockets.
In days to come all the little things that have nothing to do with actual health and more to do with "controlling the people" and taxes every little thing we do to pay for the healthcare bill that congress and the president and his family are exempt from - will come crawling out. Can't wait.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
I have not really been posting. A video here, a link there. I am so incredibly disheartened by the goings-on in Washington. I do not believe we have ever been lied to by a president on such a regular basis as we have been by this one.
Obama does not care about all those hard working Americans out there who are struggling. He cares about making history.
Obama does not care that some people cannot afford health insurance. He cares about growing the government.
Obama knows I will not be able to keep my insurance if I like it. All he cares about is being the president who goes down in history as finally getting a healthcare bill passed.
Obama does not care about people with pre-exisiting conditions. He cares about using them as props in his fight to be the savior so many believe him to be.
Obama does not believe that this bill is deficit neutral. All he cares about is getting it passed.
Obama knows the healthcare crisis in our country is not the insurance companies fault. All he cares about is having someone to point a finger at.
Obama knows the quality of healthcare will decline if his healthcare bill passes. All he cares about is getting the freaking thing passed.
As I watch him speaking to congress right now, and listen to his words, I marvel at the garbage spewing from his lips. I am constantly amazed at how many people believe his words when his actions are what count. He just spoke how people believe politicians are only out for themselves. And not 2 minutes before that he told a little story about one of the legislators who (despite the people in her district being against the bill) stood up as someone who supports this bill and will vote for it. He called that courage. I call that a politician who got something for her vote.
I am so tired of this. Why aren't people paying attention to what he DOES and not what he says??
This man is dangerous for our country and does not respect the constitution. He thinks he is above it. I want to pull the covers over my head and ask someone to wake me when he's gone.
But I'd be really afraid about what I'd find when I woke up.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Sunday, January 31, 2010
I was minding my own business, looking at a scrapbooking site online, and there was an ad at the top of each page that scrolled through different messages.
(to read at The Daily Caller click here)
Unions. It figures. But if they think the tea party movement is a fad, they are sadly mistaken.
Labor union money linked to anti-Tea Party Web site
By Alex Pappas — The
Daily Caller 01/29/10 at 5:29 pm
Organized labor may be putting their
dollars behind an online effort to take down Tea Party groups and their “radical
A new Web site, TheTeaPartyIsOver.org, has connections to
unions, including the Service Employees International Union and the American
Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
The American Public
Policy Committee pays for the site, whose self-declared mission is to “prevent
the Tea Party’s dangerous ideas from gaining legislative traction.”
According to Opensecrets.org, the top two financial backers of the
American Public Policy Committee this year are Patriot Majority West and Patriot
Majority, largely funded by union dollars.
During the 2008 election
cycle, the AFSCME contributed $5.8 million and the SEIU donated $770,000 to
Patriot Majority. Teamsters Union also donated $250,000, United Food &
Commercial Workers Union gave $125,000 and the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO donated
$6,500 to the group.
Attempts to contact the American Public Policy
Committee and Patriot Majority were not successful.
The site encourages
visitors to call Republicans Randy Hultgren, Arie Friedman and David McAloon —
all running for the U.S. House in Illinois — to “reject the dangerous ideas of
the Tea Party.”
“This movement is a fad,” the Web site reads, whose
“ideas include undermining the legitimacy of the federal government in favor of
a radical right-wing form of state’s rights.”