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.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Disrespectful Associate Press

I just wanted to post this, most recent letter, I sent to the Associate Press. It identifies a specific disrespectful comment by a reporter today and alludes to the many disrespectful comments made over the last 5-7 years by Associated Press reporters. I've tried to explain to them "The unpopular president" is a matter of opinion and should be kept on the opinion page, not in everyday reporting.

I doubt they will listen, but sound the alarm I must.

And hey! The address is below, feel free to lift it and write your own letter!

September 10, 2008

The Associated Press
450 W. 33rd St.
New York, NY 10001

RE: Disrespectful reporting

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing in regards to the continual disrespectfulness of the reporter's in your employ. Over the past 5-7 years I have read and/or heard report after report brought by various Associated Press reporters that show absolutely no respect to the office of president of the United States of America.

Over and over and over again President Bush is referred to as "the unpopular president". This phrase, almost without exception, prefaces his name in every article the Associated Press releases. This may be news to you, but he is NOT unpopular to the whole populous.

Some people really appreciate the protection he has harnessed, the stances he has made in the face of disgruntled media reports, and the fact that he has continuously made policy based on what he feels is best for the United States of America, even if some of the people don't like it. He obviously, is not out for a popularity contest. The thing some appreciate the most is the fact that he has been faithful, faithful to his wife and faithful to the people of the United States of America.
Yet, you the agency who is supposed to bring unbiased reporting to inform the American people of the facts continuously disrespects this man and his administration by throwing in various phrases that are anything but unbiased.

Case in point, "The unpopular president" is a matter of opinion and should be reserved for the opinion pages, NOT mainstream reporting. That is a very biased statement.
This brings me to the report that initiated this contact in the first place.

Bush, Babs to find common ground in Kennedy

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 11:18 PM EDT
The Associated Press
By BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press Writer

Within the body of this story, that circulated all over the internet on September 10, 2008 your reporter, Brett Zongker, referred to the president of the greatest nation on the planet as a "lame-duck host".

"Not all the honorees are hoping their lame-duck host will be preparing to hand the keys to the White House over to a Democrat: Jones said he usually leans toward supporting Democrats, but is backing McCain this year because of his experience."

That is simply again a matter of opinion, but more important than that, is the absolute disdain and disrespectfulness shown to the president. Like it or not, he IS the president and deserves respect. If you cannot find it within yourself to respect him then you at least should respect America enough not to condone such awful remarks of our Commander In Chief. It is a terrible precedence portrayed to the rest of the world, who is just waiting, looking for every opportunity to attack American and destroy everything we hold dear.

The general press of the 21st century almost acts as if the global threat from those who wish to destroy the America that we know doesn't exist. I would like to know, "What are you thinking?" How can the press continually push to present stories that do less to inform and more to destroy the America you claim to love? The world doesn't have to know what the military officials know about our enemies. The world shouldn't know. This gives the enemy a tremendous advantage and I say, "Shame on you, for putting me, and my family, at risk for your own gain." It's wrong and if terrorists again tromp on our shores, you will hold in your greedy little hand a large portion of the responsibility for the carnage. I hope you are prepared to deal with that. I actually hope you will stop and think about; not what is best for you, but instead; what is best for this country you claim to represent.

I would expect a response to how you are going to handle yourselves in the future. I may be reached at the above address and look forward to hearing from you.


Camille Rodgers

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