Snowy Day 1-20-09

Snowy Day 1-20-09
Yate's Mill

And, I'm still STANDING!!!

If a person ONLY gets their information from the mainstream media and never looks beyond what is presented, their thoughts of what is going on are very jaded.

I've been voting since 1980 and I've never agreed 100% with any elected official. Even my favorite president, Ronald Reagan, had his moments. I've been married for almost 25 years and I don't 100% agree with my husband, either. So I am not focusing on finding a politician that I 100% agree with because I know better.

I did support Bush, both times! I'm not ashamed or apologetic about that. My goodness, the man stood up before a nation and prayed to the Creator of the Universe on behalf of the people he represented. He wasn't ashamed, or didn't feel his countrymen too diverse to put forth his true, heartfelt beliefs.

And yes, I supported John McCain because as the choices were presented I knew I couldn't support Obama. Obama stands for a vast majority of things I stand against. I am not ashamed or apologetic of that either. I am an American, that is my right but more importantly, my resonsibility!

I can't vote for a man who in 2007 gave a speech to Planned Parenthood telling how he would support abortion for all females; then in 2008 told the nation at the Saddleback forum that identifying the beginning of life was above his pay grade; and then a few days after the inauguration with a stroke of his pen he suddenly feels conception is NOT above his pay grade anymore. He either can't remember what he stands for or is flat out lying. Either way, I'm not a supporter of an alzheimer's victim or a liar for president.

We really knew where he stood no matter what he said because his record in the Illinios senate bore that out. The man voted at least 4 times to promote abortion at all costs. He voted to strip the rights of American citizens who survived an abortion gone wrong (right?). He told you and me the wording wasn't right. Yet, if you look at what really happened you see he insisted certain wording be added so it would align with what was past at the federal level. Once that wording was included he still voted against it. Now I say, "Liar, liar pants on fire!" I'm okay with being a little juvenile too! I'm an old lady and every chance I get I try to take it!

I'm not inclined to support a man who in less than 3 months has racked up a larger deficit that any previous administration in all of their years combined. But yet, every time he goes to talk about why he's doing what he's doing he blames the previous administration for the mess they left him. And acts like that's all he should have to say.

If we can pull our thoughts back to the memory station and remember what the previous administration had been doing those past 8 years we will recall that the last 2 years no one got anything productive done because congress refused to promote anything that was good for this country for no other reason than partisianship. Then the 2 years before that there was enough of a majority in the house and senate that many things Bush tried to get done for the betterment of the American citizens was filibustered--through yet more partisianship. So Obama's excuse is nothing more than passing the buck and it's very unbecoming a man or woman in his position.

Not to mention--I've been paying bills for our household for a long time. We've been in financial trouble before--you can't spend your way out of financial issues! It doesn't work--It has never worked and will never work, not on the personal level and certainly not on the national level. For the man to get up and say ONLY the federal government can get us out of this mess simply shows his ignorance. He can't remember, or has never understood, who the federal government is, or who they are employed by.

We the people have to pay every bill they commit themselves to. Essentially they are commiting us to those bills. We are trying to grab the checkbook and say, "Oh no you don't! We don't have the money for that and it is NOT in our best interest to obligate ourselves to that." The man can say oh yeah we will spend, spend, spend and then we will have money to pay, pay, pay but does he understand the spending and the paying are coming out of the same wallet?

I can't support a man who voluntarily sat and listened to a man get up and preach the damning of America; and his wife, who said she was never proud of her country before her husband ran for the greatest office in the land. (I guess she wasn't proud of anything going on in Illinois either). And now, in that same vein we have your representative and mine globe trotting with the message that he doesn't like the American people either. He apparently hasn't been proud of his country either. He thinks we have been arrogant, derisive and divisive all of these years. And right near the shores of Normandy. You young people need to pull out those old dusty history books, you might not get the true info from the internet--it's being changed to fit what they want to suit the next generation of tickled ears. You might want to sit down and talk to that grandfather or great uncle. Let them tell you what America was all about. Let them tell you how hurt and betrayed they are to hear someone from their own country say they are arrogant.

And, now his own administration has turned us against ourselves. He issued a proclamation that people who don't like BIG government; those who believe abortion is wrong; those who are returning from foreign lands they went to, to protect; those who think illegal immigration ought to be "illegal"; just might be right-wing extremists and involved in terror activities. They won't call internatiional terrorists, terrorist but they don't have a problem calling their own people terrorists. I'm quite upset and mighty angry at such a screwed up administration.

And some want to still claim to not understand why American's would be upset now and not before. I'll tell you--before we were being attacked from without and our within was being protected. Now our without and our within is being attacked by the very people someone(?) voted in to protect our without and our within.

See The Light

See The Light

North Carolina Fall 2008

North Carolina Fall 2008

God's Amazing Beauty

God's Amazing Beauty

Quiet Country

Quiet Country

Sunday, March 15, 2009

How Far have We Gone?

It's about the middle of March and each day we experience another barrage of bombs tearing everything we have known and have held dear to shreds. Another day, another round of bombs bursting all around us. We are feeling besieged and wondering when the bombs will stop. The children don't seem to know enough to be afraid. They are still looking out the window, not recognizing the danger they are in.

Those of us aware enough to know are scrabbling around trying to stock pile all the resources we can find to help us make it through the duration of this barrage. We are praying and asking for God's assistance. We are stockpiling food as we can. We are looking around and trying to find what weapons we have and what we might be able to acquire in the near future. We are scrabbling around trying to find ways to shore up all barricades, walls, anything and everything to help keep us and our family safe from the fallout and more attacks that will come in the future. We are shooting at the enemy but our firepower is very little compared to what's being thrown at us.

Are you thinking I must have moved to a third world country under attack? You think maybe I find myself in Gaza or Afghanistan?

No, I've not moved. Here we are in the United States of America and all of this is literally taking place all around us. While the bombs we are experiencing may not be filled with gunpowder, they are just as explosive and just as deadly.

Do you hear the voices? The voices of the unborn? The tortured fetus' ready to be torn to pieces for the sake of science?

Can you hear the shrieks and screams of your children and mine when they learn about the bombs they are being forced to strap on now and will be expected to carry for the rest of their lives? Can you imagine what it will look like when those bombs explode in 10-20 years? Maybe they will ignite prematurely in the next 5-8 years. They are being exposed to that possibility, you know. How deadly will those bombs be? Will they enslave your children or will they expire from the pressure the burden that is placed on them today will produce?

All of you tryi ng to convince the rest of us how great Obama would be for America, how do you feel about those admonishments now? Are you still convinced? Have you seen the boms for yourself, yet? Are you feeling the heat? Can you see any light being shed b y this administration?

I am sickened. Sickened at the appalling bombs thrown everyday. I get the feeling Obama still thinks he's representing Chicago. It doesn't seem like he has even comprehended that he is supposed to be representing American's as a whole. Even those who DIDN'T vote for him. He is an atrocity. He is bombing his own people, he is absolutely no different than Saddam Hussein himself.

I keep hoping to find something good and everyday there is a new reason to try to dodge the latest bomb.

If you disagree, keep singing his praises.

If you agree, consider mailing a tea bag to every single one of your representatives everyday until they finally recognize you are shouting. Let's see if a tea bag can be as explosive as gunpowder, hopefully with less casualties.

I know there is a large movement that plans to mail a tea bag to the White House on April 1st hoping they will arrive by April 15th (tax day). The tea bag is a representation of the Boston Tea Party when Americans refused the king's taxation without representation in the decision making. We are sending the tea bags to remind those in Washington that we are entitled to representation and we are NOT happy about the stimulus package and nor are we happy about the latest budget.

There is no way this country will be able to stand up under the financial burdens just approved this year, not to mention the arrears we already had. Washington has taxed us into ablivion and we HAVE to stand up and yell as loud as we can.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Saga Continues...

(If you have not read the previous article it is advised you do so before reading this as it will make remarkably more sense if you do!)

...And the plot thickens!

Now the senator from California has gotten involved. Who could have ever foreseen?

Seems just a few days ago she was signing a document claiming that corruption charges against Blagojevich would taint Burris' appointment.

Then Monday was reporting that she (Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Cal.) was upset with Obama because of the CIA appointment of Leon Panetta. Seems she is the incoming chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee and Obama never consulted her about his choice. She feels he should have chosen someone with greater intelligence experience.

Now, the twist.

Yesterday (Tuesday), she decided she thought better of the Burris appointment by the battled governor, who might not be quite so embattled as of late.

"Does the governor have the power, under law, to make the appointment? And the answer is yes," Feinstein contended.

Hum, isn't that what we've been saying all along?

There are crumbling walls all around, aren't there?

Stay tuned tomorrow for the next episode of, "As the Government Turns".

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Well let's see.

First, we started off with stories. You know the one's your aunt used to watch faithfully every day no matter what sick or in jail! You know the soaps, the look into fictional characters who we were lead to believe were leading real life, life! I knew people who felt incomplete if they EVER missed even one episode. Then there was the lady who asked prayer for one of the characters who was in the hospital (on the show) and expected to die. Then along came VCRs and the aunts jumped for joy. Now they could record their soaps and watch them when it was convenient for them and better yet, over and over until the next day!

Then it seemed that made up characters weren't good enough any more. The media, at the prompting and in full support of the general public, decided Hollywood was a much better show. So you began to see these shows outlining various celebrities and how they were living a real soap opera. Some days married to this person, other days married to that one. They would make a movie with a co-star and the next thing you know they were married. Next movie, next co-star, next marriage. It seemed a great way to entertain those poor souls who previously had been enthralled with fictional characters.

Now we are so progressive. We have moved on. Now we get to watch politicians playing those roles. Now everyday you can turn the TV to the news. Open the paper, your favorite soap is splashed all across the pages. This politician is doing this, that politician is doing that, those politicians are doing thus and such. Depending on what party affiliation determines whether they are portrayed in the show as the good guy/gall or the bad guy/gall.

Case in point, Sarah Palin could have been made into an every half-hour show. She didn't really have that baby, it was somebody else's and she's just pretending! Oh the horror, a baby that isn't "normal", why didn't she kill it before it got here! Then of course, the daughter! Gasp, every other girl in this country has the right and privilege to get pregnant out of wedlock except her--women burned their bras so they could! The husband, he does what? Snow machine racing, is that really a sport? Did he really win those races or were they fixed? On and on. After about a day anyone with one ounce of something better to do was saying, "Enough already!!!"

Now contrast that with, Obama has still not released his official birth CERTIFICATE. The media refuses to do a straight story about it, instead they will say a tiny snippet about it and then go right into why is so and so asking? What's wrong with so and so and what dirt can we find to paint him/her as the bad guy/gal so Obama doesn't have to answer real questions?

Case in point, Joe the plumber. Joe was a simple guy. Just someone trying to go after his dream. He had hopes of one day owning a plumbing business. And just like in a soap opera, was made the bad guy because he asked the wrong question. Or was it because he hadn't actually reached his dream? Joe was made a scape goat for the real answer, from a real politician because they are no longer politicians they are simply characters in a story!

Unfortunately, it is OUR story.

Another case in point. Blagojevich. A governor trying to make it in the world. Looking for every opportunity to make a difference to his family. Looking out for number one. That is what we are told we HAVE to do over and over, right? Now, I'm joking a bit there. The guy probably did a very bad thing. I don't know, I don't have the facts or the tapes. But what I see is he has been thrown into the story as a side plot. You don't see the New York governor being castigated and I've heard him say the same things Blagojevich is being accused of wrong doing for.

Now, understandably, maybe the Illinois guy said more and probably so, but the point is, at this moment he IS the governor of Illinois. He has been accused of wrong doing--but he has also denied it--but hasn't been removed or had his powers revoked. So, as I understand the process has every right to appoint the position. This is a land where we have determined a human is "innocent until proven guilty," at least last I knew that was still the plan, and the man has not had his day in court. So it seems to me he would have the right to be a man, a husband, a father and an employed person of the state. Part of his job is to make this appointment.

But look at the Democrats. They are nearly inside out trying to figure out how to make this guy something they are not. They have all agreed Roland Burris is not the problem, yet they refuse to allow him the opportunity to do the job he is being appointed to, not because he can't, not because he is unqualified, just simply because he was appointed by a guy who has been accused of wrong doing. "Innocent until proven guilty" is out the window. And once again, the PEOPLE of this great land are left holding the bag. It seems, the people in Illinois are likely to go without proper representation because of politics! Those who have sworn to represent the people of Illinois are going against their own oath, for the plot.

Even the president-elect has thrown "innocent until proven guilty" out the window. But no one is telling you that, are they? Oh no, that wouldn't fit into the story line. The hero must be the hero all the way. It doesn't matter that in fact, his own office spent multiple hours telling Blagojevich what they wanted him to do and when he refused, walla--side plot.

As an ordinary American I believe we understand politicians for the most part work within a level of corruptness. They do, and I guess we accept that. I'm not sure why we accept that. But it appears that we have thrown our hands up in defeat and have decided we would live with it. We understand it is a, "You scratch my back, I'll scratch your's" world. So Blagojevich's actions aren't at all a surprise. We would be surprised if it didn't happen. So if he didn't do something that was out of the ordinary, why the castigation?

As an ordinary American, I think we all understand he made someone more higher up than him mad and he is feeling the wrath. What we are all waiting on is if the person who is doling out the wrath is savvy enough to continue to stay hidden. I think most of us also know who it is.

It only makes sense that someone who is going to have a favorable treat to bestow on someone, and promises to bestow that treat in return for working arms and legs; and then the treat is threatened to be refused to be bestowed on whom it was promised; is going to lash out trying to grab that treat back. He doesn't have to do it himself, just have his people handle it.

The ordinary American isn't nearly as stupid as Washington or the soap directors want him/her to be. Just right now, seems we feel powerless to change the channel, but we still have hope that we will find that remote eventually.

And watch, Obama's pick will eventually get the seat, what you bet?

Friday, January 2, 2009

Do You Understand?

As we are progressing into this new year and the media is in a frinzy about getting Obama settled in the White House and I'm reading the wires about Obama's stimulus package I keep wondering...

...Does it make any since? Now obviously, he hasn't yet made public exactly what he's proposing but the rumor is that he wants to take boat loads of your money and mine (more money than either you or I have or can ever hope to find) to pay for projects in order to give us (the money that we didn't have to begin with) our money back. I think I'm having an early senior moment or something. None of that makes any sense at all. So I'm wondering, do you understand the plan? Cause it just doesn't make a hills bit of sense to me!

The problem, as I understand it, is that American's aren't spending enough money. We are not spending enough money because we are living in houses we can't afford, driving cars we can't afford, eating food we can't afford, wearing clothes we can't afford, buying gas we CAN finally afford (maybe) and the government wants to fix the problem of American spending by taking more of our money in order to build roads we can't afford to drive on, build airports we can't afford to fly into and keep ATMs running that we can't afford to get money out of. Hum, doesn't sound even remotely plausible, does it?

If the problem is REALLY American's aren't spending enough money wouldn't it make much more sense to give American's confidence that they are free to spend money rather than strike greater fear that they are going to have less and less to spend in the long run?

I heard of a representative in Washington, not sure who he/she is or which state he/she represents but this person was proposing allowing the American people to take a tax holiday. For 2 months have the government take no taxes from anyone's paychecks. Everyone would get fully what they have earned--no FICA, no medicare, no taxes. It was reported that American's pay enough in 2 months to cover the proposed stimulus package and instead of spending American's hard earned money, the government would be allowing American's to spend their OWN hard earned money. I might be willing to spend money, how about you?

Maybe my early senior moment is continuing but doesn't that sound like a much better plan? What would be wrong with just sending Washington home for those 2 months as well and save paying the lights, water, paper, ink, and cleaning of the capitol on top of getting our own money to spend and saving a trillion dollars that we DON'T have any hopes of ever having to spare? Give those hard working representatives a break, too!

As an even added benefit Obama could ease into his presidency unhurridly. He wouldn't have to propose giving more of your money to fund murdering unborn children. He wouldn't have to propose overriding the will of the people and forcing American's to pay for homosexual marriage to be okay when we have CLEARLY sent the message that we do NOT agree. Hey, he wouldn't even have to make up some excuse why he can't get it done, he can just say, "Well, they were away on holiday!"

He wouldn't have to spend any time figuring out how to spend a trillion dollars, he could leave that up to you! He and Michelle and the girls could enjoy exploring the back halls and playing with the new puppy. They might even have time to go pick one out.

Maybe it's just me, but my early senior moment says that's a much better plan than taking money we don't have--if we had it, we would be spending it ourselves--and spending it on projects we simply can't afford. Empower the American people with the freedom to be innovative ourselves without the oppression of the government.

Let me know what you think!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Let Us Weep

After spending several days weeping for those ten of thousands, maybe millions of souls who, through no fault of their own, are headed for the garbage can because Barack Hussein Obama lied, cheated and stole the presidency; I decided to write this poem. It may not even be a correct representation of a poem. I am not a scholar on poetry (but I did try to make it rhyme). And, I'm not sure I am finished with it. However, I am going to go ahead and publish it now and add more later if I need to. If you have suggestions or verses, let me know. I pray it might be used to thwart at least one abortion.

Let us weep

Let us weep,
for the hand that will never hold a flower;
and for those hands who will never build a tower.

Let us weep,
for the fragrance of the child;
that sweet, sweet smell, oh, so mild.

Let us weep,
for the lips so very sweet;
that will never taste a single treat.

Let us weep,
for the sounds that have been refused;
sounds of music that could have been transfused.

Let us weep,
for the hearts that will surely break;
as a heartbeat we take.

Oh, Let us weep,
for the sights, the beauty to behold;
darkened by choices to be left in the cold.

Let us weep, for 50+ million people who have been denied their rights as citizens of the United States of America. They have instead been sacrificed to the god of choice. The governmental policies of this country cannot be held solely responsible for this atrocity. We the people have a responsibility to overcome the need for abortion procedures. We also have a responsibility to educate ALL who may be considering an abortion the facts regarding what exactly takes place. We also need to focus on the fact that whether the world wants to think of this thing as a glob of tissues or not, doesn't change the potential going on inside that human incubator. We wouldn't pull the plug on an incubator in a hospital if the patient were improving (that is illegal). We wouldn't pull the plug on any life support system. As individual citizens we have a responsibility to continue life support procedures if started until professionals arrive. I believe this is even a law. Yet, we consider it okay to discontinue life support as a sacrifice to the god of choice.

My personal message to president-elect Obama. I hope you will teach your daughters to NOT make a "mistake" in regards to their sexual activity. The "sin" of sexual activity outside of the confines of marriage needs to be avoided. However, "sins" happen. And if one or both of your daughters were to find themselves in that situation I hope you (at that point) would have experienced the divine joy of children enough to know that no human being could ever (no matter the circumstances) be considered a punishment. Your daughters are young and you might not have had a chance yet to discover the eternal significance of every human being. Everything on this planet will one day be annihilated, but the soul, that you might consider a punishment, has an eternal future. I hope the faith that you seem to attend to has not also jaded this truth out of God's word.