Thursday, July 21, 2011

Unknowingly voted for a pink slip.

On Monday my office mate was let go. She has worked for the company I do, for 26 years. At a point in her career when she should be able to expect a gold watch, she got a pink slip instead. Her name is *Jane.
Jane had a choice to leave on Monday or to stay and tie up lose ends until the end of the week. She chose to stay. Before the end of the week she had 3 competitors asking about her, and the managing director of our location (we are a national, no - international company) coming to have a closed door meeting with her. Jane will not have trouble getting a new job. I don't think anyone is worried about that for her. She is not one of the lucky ones, she is one of the smart ones. She has a couple of degrees and certifications in different aspects of the business as well as one particular certification for something that only about 50 other people in the U.S. have.

The part that stinks is the way it feels to be the one who gets picked as expendable. Even with all her talent, even with all her contacts, Jane's number came up. Why? We don't know. She worked too long and made too much money? Maybe. She had changed positions lately and was the last hired in her area? That's a possibility too. But whatever cost reducing measure they were implementing when they let her go is going to cost the company in the long run. The amount of skill and knowledge Jane takes out the door with her cannot be replaced.

Jane and I have worked in a small room together for the last 2 years or so. I have learned more from her than from many other people I have worked with. But it has also been a love/hate relationship. So the little part of me that she annoys - the part of me that is angry that she doesn't apply her intelligence to current affairs - that part of me that wanted her to just listen to a different point of view - that little evil part says -


The other part of me is angry with the corporation with it's nameless, faceless pink slips, and I will miss Jane very much. But damn girl! Use your brain!

You probably voted yourself right out of the company you planned to retire from one day.

*Not her real name, duh.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Who the hell does BHO think he's speaking for?!

What on earth is Obama up to now?  Why is he doing this to Israel?  And to Netanyahu?  This is the second time he has cut Netanyahu off at the knees and insulted him.  Prime Minister Netanyahu is on his way here.  And Obama undercuts him like that the day before!  Obama has treated Netanyahu shabbily, has not done the dual podium appearance with him when he was here, had him leave by the freakin back door, he has treated the leaders of China and Mexico with much more deference!
When he demands so arrogantly that Israel push back their settlements to the 1967 borders - he is NOT speaking for me.  How DARE he do this?  Israel is our ally, and the only reason they still exist is because we have been theirs.  Having the threat of the U.S. jumping on any country that attacks Israel has been a huge deterrent for idiots like Ahmadinejad who are just waiting for a chance to wipe Israel off the face of the planet.

What will become of Israel if we don't have their back?  Doesn't Obama care?  

The man disgusts me.

When he said he wanted to fundamentally transform this country it was only partly true.  The man wants to and thinks he can - fundamentally transform the world! 

He's an idiot.

We have to vote him out in 2012.  We have to.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Whoopi is playing cards with racists!

It's very apparent that while many conservative bloggers write very smart and well researched posts, I write emotional ones. Lately I haven't posted much at all until something reaches a fever pitch (and that may only be in my brain) and I feel gray matter threatening to decorate my walls if I don't just say something.

It's probably more just putting it down in writing that helps, but whatever.

This time it's the freaking race card. ARGH-H-H!!! Apparently Whoopi felt justified in playing it today because doggone it - someone finally backed the president into a corner and made him produce his long form birth certificate and then had the nerve to question how he got into Harvard if he was a crappy student! It's TRUMP for goodness sakes! He has more nerve than anyone!

Trump said something today that I wanted to plant a big wet one on top of his swirly haired head for. Reporters were peppering him with questions after he responded to hearing about the birth certificate, with barely disguised hostility, I might add. Trump made a remark about how the press "is very protective of the president".


So here's my beef. Why is it so hard to believe that people dislike Obama so much because of his policies, his unparalleled arrogance (okay, Trump is right up there) and his unwillingness to listen to the people of the United States because he has an agenda and thinks he just knows better than we do? And the fact that the whole mainstream media protects the average viewer from anything that makes the president look bad, in stark contrast to when they highlighted anything and everything (and even made some things up) that made president Bush look bad and oh my gosh - stupid???

So yes, people are looking for what they can to discredit Obama because the press isn't investigative (apparently) anymore and are painting Obama as the happy, shiny president, and not the one that flat out lies - on-camera and in print - to the American people! Or maybe people are frightened of a president who is making our nation weak in the eyes of the world and is ruining our economy because he is incompetent and ineffective and people don't want him in office one minute longer than he has to be? Just maybe?

So Whoopi reached her limit today (much like I did) and proclaimed she was playing the race card now.

Well congrats Whoopi. You just joined the others that can't see past the color of someones skin and can't think a tiny bit outside the box to figure out some other reason people might be unhappy with an elected official.

So, just who is the racist in this equation?


Monday, April 4, 2011

When is enough, enough?

I am at a loss. The moron pastor in Florida had every right to burn the Koran. Just like people have the right to conduct civil demonstrations in our nation's streets. People even have the right to burn our flag here at home. But what kind of animals rush into a building and kill people who are there to help them, simply because they represent the "infidels" who offended them?

It's to the point that I just want to bring our people home, pull up the drawbridge and put some gators in the moat. Tired. Tired of every nation around the world yelling for the U.S. to come to their aid when there is a crisis. Tired of us responding and policing the world for people who hate us and have no gratitude. We are not going to win them over. We are not bringing democracy to them. They don't understand democracy. Hell, they don't understand human decency, let alone democracy.


There are Christians being persecuted all around the globe. Who is helping them? We're practically throwing Israel to the Palestinians, what used to be up is down. And God forbid - what used to be down is now up.

What good did President Hamid Karzai think it would do to decry the act of that evil American who dared to disrespect Islam by burning the Koran? Did he think his people would be all "oh those silly Americans, always goofing around", or did he KNOW his people would be enraged and would take vengeance on the closest western targets they could get their hands on?

I'm no foreign relations expert, but something tells me that wasn't the act of a friend to our country.

Did we grab the nearest Pakistani and behead them when Daniel Pearl was killed? Or did we have a ridiculous national discussion about whether or not anyone should participate in the Internet fueled "draw Mohamed day"? Why do we cower before their bullying?

We don't understand the minds of people so willing to kill other human beings and also willing to die themselves.

Can we drill for our own oil, develop other sources of energy too, and stop dealing with the devil? Can we get a new administration in Washington that isn't mincing around and caving to every politically correct breeze that blows in? How about an administration that actually loves the United States of America, the constitution, and the Judeo-Christian beliefs our nation was founded on?

I am tired of grieving for our people. Our people who are losing their own culture (I saw a sign the other day asking people to give "spring" baskets to needy children, really??) in an effort to not offend others. Our people who die for other cultures in other countries and barely receive a thank you in return and more likely receive a knife in the back as soon as it is turned. I don't want to grieve for our people anymore. Come home. It's time to save ourselves from people who do not want our help and have proved time and again they do not deserve it.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

We have become the minority

By "we" I mean natural-born American citizens.  My thought is, if you are eligible to vote, we shouldn't have to be printing your voting notices in Spanish! 

We really need to cut all this PC crap and get back to being proud of who we are and the country we love.  And anyone who wants to come here and be an AMERICAN is welcome.  But if you aren't willing to learn the language - go back to where it is spoken by everyone.

Why are we accommodating these people?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

You think it can’t happen here? It sure will if Obamacare is not repealed.

Canadian Family in Life Support Battle Places Hope in Michigan Hospital

By Molly Henneberg
Published February 23, 2011 |

Not original photo with article
 The parents of a Canadian boy ordered off life support by government health officials are pinning their hopes on Michigan Children's Hospital in Detroit.

Moe Maraachli and his wife, Sana Nader, of Windsor, Ontario, are asking the Detroit hospital to accept their 13-month-old son, Joseph, currently kept alive by a respirator at a Canadian hospital. The family wants Michigan Children’s Hospital to perform a tracheotomy on the child, who suffers from a rare, progressive neurological disease which, Canadian doctors say, has left him in a vegetative state beyond recovery.

Joseph’s parents believe that if the Detroit hospital will accept the child and conduct the operation, in which doctors would place a breathing tube in his windpipe, he could be cared for at home.

But time could quickly be running out.

Canadian health care allocation officials already ruled that Joseph had to be taken off life support and allowed to die in the hospital. A Canadian judge then ruled that Moe Maraachli had to give his consent to having the breathing tube removed by Monday. He refused.

Maraachli says turning off life support could cause his son to choke and suffocate. He told Fox News on Wednesday that the doctors at London Health Sciences Centre have said the “best treatment” is to “let him die… I don’t know what kind of treatment that [is].”

The family believes this procedure will allow Joseph to breathe on his own, and thereby be able to go home and likely die there.

Doctors are now asking the Canadian government to allow them to remove the breathing tube without the family’s consent. The Ontario hospital contends that a tracheotomy would be painful for the boy, despite their argument that Joseph is in a vegetative state.

But officials there appear to be cooperating with the transfer request, noting in a statement, “We can confirm that we have sent the medical record, which is over 1,000 pages to the Children's Hospital of Michigan...This is an extremely difficult time for the family, and our goal is to continue to provide compassionate care and support to baby Joseph and his family."

The London Health Services Centre says it will wait until it hears back from the Detroit hospital before making any further decisions about life support.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sharia in the U.S. and flag of Islam over the White House

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Extremist cleric to lead White House protest calling for Muslims to 'rise up and establish Islamic state in America'

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 3:27 PM on 20th February 2011
Call to arms: Muslim extremist Anjem Choudary will call for Sharia law to be established across the U.S.
A hardline Muslim cleric who sparked anger across the U.S. with his anti-American comments in a television interview this month is to hold a protest outside the White House.
British extremist Anjem Choudary - who once said 'the flag of Islam will fly over the White House' - has announced he will lead a demonstration calling on Muslims to establish the Sharia law across America.
The rally, planned for March 3, is to take place just weeks after his on-screen row with Fox News presenter Sean Hannity.
Mr Choudary, 43, called Americans 'the biggest criminals in the world today.'
The former leader of outlawed group Islam4UK told the Daily Star 'we expect thousands to come out and support us.'
Mr Choudary said the March rally was organised by the Islamic Thinkers society, an extremist group based in New York.
Two other British extremists,  Abu Izzadeen and Sayful Islam, have also been asked to speak at the demonstration.
Izzadeen is the hate preacher who caused fury last year when he called British soldiers 'murderers' the day he was released from jail after a three-and-a-half year sentence for inciting terrorism.
Mr Choudary told the newspaper: 'The event is a rally, a call for the Sharia, a call for the Muslims to rise up and ­establish the Islamic state in America.'
Furious reaction: Cleric Anjem Choudary made headlines when he was interviewed by Fox News presenter Sean Hannity earlier this month
Furious reaction: Cleric Anjem Choudary made headlines when he was interviewed by Fox News presenter Sean Hannity earlier this month
However, whether the three will be able to enter the U.S., especially Izzadeen, remains to be seen. Even a tourist visa requires applicants to answer questions on whether they have been involved in acts of terrorism or plan to commit crimes in the U.S.
'This is a unique event taking place in Washington, outside the White House which, Inshallah, (God willing) will garner huge support.'
He hit U.S. headlines just two weeks ago after his furious exchange with Mr Hannity on Fox News. The presenter became so enraged with his anti-American comments he ended the interview by calling him a 'sick, miserable, evil S.O.B'.
The East London-based cleric's anti-American stance is well-documented. Last year he led protesters in burning the American flag outside the U.S. embassy in London on September 11.
British extremists: Sayful Islam, left, and Abu Izzadeen, right, have also been invited to speak at the White House rally, which will call for Sharia law in the U.S.
And in October, he told an ABC chat show that 'one day the flag of Islam will fly over the White House.'
He told the Daily Star: 'They have seen our activities in the UK and Europe and have decided they want to challenge the vacuum in ­freedom and democracy and the ­people in the front line of the struggle against Islam and Muslims - the ­American ­government and the ­establishment.
'They have invited and ­myself and Sayful Islam from Luton to come over to address the crowd and rally support.'
Scene of protest: British extremist cleric Anjem Choudary plans to mount a pro-Islam demonstration outside the White House next month
Scene of protest: British extremist cleric Anjem Choudary plans to mount a pro-Islam demonstration outside the White House next month
'We are going to address ­corruption in the Senate, corrupt foreign ­policy, the mayhem around the ­Muslim world, the drug and ­alcohol culture, ­promiscuity and the pandemic of crime in America.
'It is only right the call is made in the heart of Western ­civilisation in front of the biggest pharaoh that ­exists today, which is Barack Obama.'
He added: 'I think the American people’s hearts and minds are open to receive Islam as an alternative way of life. We expect thousands to come out and support us.'

Sunday, January 9, 2011

These assumptions and accusations are not deserved.

Fox News broadcast an interview Shepherd Smith did with the woman who grabbed the magazine from the shooter in Arizona yesterday, after he had been brought to the ground and subdued by other bystanders.  As I was listening it occurred to me that she sounded angry.  She made sure to correct what was reported, that she had tackled the guy and grabbed the magazine from him.  He was already down when one of the men who had him under control yelled for someone to grab the magazine, and she did.  Shep was pushing, asking questions trying to make an interesting interview out of something it wasn't.  I thought she was getting annoyed with the questions he was asking.  But at the end of the interview he asked about her son who is a year older than the shooter, and then indicating it was the end of the interview asked if she had anything to say to people, and said something weird like "to make people feel better?"  That is when she blamed right wing politicians and talk show hosts for the inflammatory language they use, and cited "the job killing bill" and things like that.

Jane Fonda, like SHE is so relevant these days has placed the blame on Sarah Palin for "targeting" Gabrielle Giffords congressional seat, because isn't it obvious that was the motive for this shooting?  Sarah Palin made it happen?  Why are people so afraid of her?

NOW is blaming GOP members of congress and says : "We condemn, equally, the culture of hate and violence increasingly reflected in extreme right-wing opponents of those who support progressive solutions to our country's challenges."  So .. it's the peaceful tea partiers and the right wing commentators and politicians that made this man shoot people?  Hmmm.  Why don't they just say that opponents of progressive solutions are violent, because that's what they mean?

The former senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Gary Hart, writing on the Huffington Post website, blamed symbols such as cross hairs and the use of words such as "targeted".
"Today we have seen the results of this rhetoric," Hart wrote.  GARY HART??  REALLY??

Giffords's father was blunter. Asked if she had any enemies, he said: "Yeah, the whole Tea Party."

Twitter and Palin's own Facebook page are exploding with accusations:

"You're a disgrace of a person! This is ALL your fault for exciting violence in America. Continue killing your wolves but stop making your minions kill politicians. This bulleyes list produced by you is most likely the reason for today's incident," one person wrote.
Another wrote this: "Well I guess Sarah can mark Gabrielle Giffords as "taken care of" on her target hit list. She must be so proud of herself!"
The posts are being rapidly erased.

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote on his blog hours after the shooting that Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh have contributed to a “climate of hate.”

"You know that Republicans will yell about the evils of partisanship whenever anyone tries to make a connection between the rhetoric of Beck, Limbaugh, etc. and the violence I fear we’re going to see in the months and years ahead. But violent acts are what happen when you create a climate of hate. And it’s long past time for the GOP’s leaders to take a stand against the hate-mongers."

Krugman later disabled the comments on the post.

Why are politicians or people with right wing political views being blamed for this?  We do not espouse hate and certainly do not incite violence!  It makes me laugh when they throw Glenn Beck in there, what's HE doing - PRAYING bullets at someone?? 

We DO hate the actions of many people.  We do hate the fact that many of us were kept quiet by political correctness for years until we figured out what was happening and now because we dare speak out and fight back politically - we hate groups of people and we promote violence??

I am so tired of the accusations.  I am so tired of the lies.

But - it only strengthens my resolve to continue to fight toward getting our republic back through legal, political, and PEACEFUL means.  Unfortunately when there are no real examples of right wing hatred and violence, the left makes it up.  But we will not give them the real thing because we are NOT who they say we are.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Only white folks are racist.

People talk about America being a racist nation. If it is, it has only become one in the last two years under the most divisive administration ever. But that still doesn't mean this is a racist country like it was before Martin Luther King and separate drinking fountains etc. But I am beginning to think Chicago is the most divided city in the nation. Not to mention the most corrupt, but that's for another day.

Mayor Daley announcing he would not be running for mayor again caused a big scramble for who was going to run. Rahm came home and proved he was eligible to run because boxes he left in the crawlspace of the home he rented out while in D.C. meant he was coming back. Chicago was still home and he always intended to come back. Unless something else happens, his name will be on the ballet. But even before he was approved, as soon as he came into town 2 or 3 people jumped off the ballet. You don't suppose he made them an offer they couldn't refuse, do you? Hmmm.

It looks like the main competition for Rahm just may be Carol Moseley Braun. A week ago Sen James Meeks dropped out, he was one of the main challengers to Rahm Emanual's residency status. A couple of days ago neither Braun or Danny Davis were budging, they were planning on staying in the race until Rev. Jesse Jackson called them to a meeting on Wednesday night at his Rainbow Push headquarters. Danny Davis dropped out yesterday, and is endorsing Braun whole-heartedly, it's all about unity. Black unity. A-freaking-mazing.

In Chicago it doesn't seem to matter what party you belong to. It matters what color you are. Jesse Jackson and other local black leaders are trying to narrow down the number of black candidates so they have the best chance of winning the mayoral seat for a black candidate.

On the other side of town I'm sure there are groups of white guys pushing other white guys to drop out of the race so they can put all their support and money behind the perfect white guy who can win.

NOT. If that were happening there would be an uproar! That would be racist and just not acceptable.

In another part of Chicago you just know Luis Gutierrez is planning some kind of civil disobedience because his dream act didn't pass. He said he would quit the democrat party if it didn't happen but I haven't heard a word. Gutierrez who has been quoted as saying he only has one loyalty, and that is to the immigrant community. In Luis-speak - that means the illegal immigrant community. He calls them all immigrants, the "illegal" part is apparently - offensive. This from the man who was the former leader of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party in Illinois. Not a surprise.

But call me silly. Shouldn't Gutierrez be loyal to ALL his constituents? I mean, a few of them have to have papers, right? And shouldn't he be loyal to the U.S. Constitution? Now he's talking about Latinos breaking off and starting a whole new party of their own, the tequila party!

We have politicians who are running for office based on race, and others who are putting people first who aren't even citizens! And there's a lot of it in Chicago.

We are not supposed to judge people by race, right? Isn't that what MLK wanted? Yet we aren't supposed to talk about how divided Chicago is by exactly that. Race. I guess it's only bad if it's white people doing things on the basis of race. Hmm. That's the new status quo I guess.

Hell pretty soon we're going to need affirmative action for us white people!