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

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God's Amazing Beauty

Quiet Country

Quiet Country

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?

1 comment:

Burr Deming said...

Good site, beautiful pictures, able reasoning.

The "proven until" argument is misplaced until the corrupt Governor is in a court of law.