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

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Where are the questions????????????

If there was ever any doubt in anyone's mind about media bias, boy oh boy, they have shown their true colors this week in regards to Sarah Palin as choice for the Republican Vice Presidential nominee. The actual reigning president can get caught having an affair, with activity in the Oval Office, and they try their hardest to downplay it. Get impeached for heaven's sake and they ignore it as if it never happened. The Democratic nominee can attend a hate spewing church for 20 years and they suppress the story for months and months. His patriotism can be very questionable and it is swept under the rug. The same nominee can get an illegal, sweetheart housing deal and the media acts like it is perfectly fine for him to have acquired his house in that manner. He can go to other countries and talk about how bad his country is. The American people really aren't all that concerned they contend. But when the Republican Vice Presidential nominee's daughter is found to be pregnant, out of wedlock, it becomes headline news for days and days.

Where are all of these woman's rights groups who, at every other time in recent history, would be saying this doesn't matter? The girl had the right to have pre-marital sex, she has the right to discover her body and the young man as well. It's just a natural part of growing up. Isn't that all of the rhetoric we keep hearing about sexual activity in young people? Why doesn't it apply to Republican young people? Somehow Republican young people (or the children of them) are immune from the images they see splashed all over the TV encouraging every kind of immoral behaviour imaginable? Does the media actually think our children have some kind of wall around them?

I heard this week the media talking about John McCain voting against contraceptive education. As if to say, if there had been contraceptive education in the Alaskan schools this wouldn't have happened to this young girl. No one has yet to even wonder, "How many pregnancies have been avoided through the abstinence education?" No one cares how many children, young people, have made the decision, based on the truthful information presented to them, to refrain from all intercourse so they can be pure for their spouse. The media is convinced that doesn't happen, ever, in this society. No, they have just taken this young girl and made her the poster child for abstinence education, disregarding the fact that in every school in America, where contraceptive education is taught or not, there are pregnant, unwed young ladies that didn't heed that education either. But has the media reported on that? Have they tried to find statics in favor or against contraceptive and abstinence education? No, they are just sitting on their butts refusing to do their job as journalist.

I find the term contraceptive education a bizarre term because no high school program in America teaches exactly about contraceptive education. They don't teach what contraceptives actually do, or how they actually work. They don't teach that many contraceptives don't actually prevent conception. The moral issue for many religious segments is if a fetus is conceived then it has the right to life. Yet, so many contraceptive methods do not prevent conception. They only prevent the ability of the fetus to attach to the uterine wall. Conception can take place and the fetus survive several days while traveling down the fallopian tubes and once it enters the uterus it would normally attach to the uterine wall and the fetus would then gain nourishment and grow and develop. However, the hormonal contraceptives cause the uterine wall to become an unwelcoming environment for the fetus. The fetus can't find a place to attach so it is prevented from getting the nourishment to allow the fetus to grow. The pill, folks. The pill does this.

The most disturbing reaction from the media is they act like it's a death sentence. They act like the girl has committed the unpardonable sin and will never ever live again. This is where I wonder where the woman's rights groups are? Where are they to stand up for this young woman and say, "Hey, everyone has a right to make her own choice?" I guess they are all sitting around wondering why she didn't have that abortion they have worked so hard for her to have the right to have? It's not really an issue of Pro-Choice, it really is simply Pro-Abortion. An unplanned pregnancy is, after all, exactly why they think an abortion is okay. That's their contention--Don't want it? Get rid of it? It doesn't matter that this new life will be welcomed into this world in a few months, the girl will make arrangements to finish high school (if she hasn't already) and will be watching an eternal soul grow and do all those fantastic things babies do in that first year and all of the years beyond.

I feel really bad for this young lady. She is the one suffering the most by this. Other than the effect on this poor young lady, the media's reaction is almost comical. I keep thinking, "When are they going to do their actual job?" When are they going to get off their butts and go find out exactly who Sarah Palin is? The media has successfully communicated that she has a daughter who is pregnant, so what else? The American people want to know who Sarah Palin is, what has she done, when did she do it, where has she been, and how, how has she accomplished all of these things?

The media is going to be quite surprised if the Republican ticket gets in the White House and they have had all of this time to research this woman and they didn't. They are going to be wondering who she is and why she makes decisions like she does and it will be because instead of doing their job they sat around and talked about a non-issue for weeks on end.

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