Friday, October 31, 2008
"The point is, though, that -- and it’s not just charity, it’s not just that I want to help the middle class and working people who are trying to get in the middle class -- it’s that when we actually make sure that everybody’s got a shot – when young people can all go to college, when everybody’s got decent health care, when everybody’s got a little more money at the end of the month – then guess what? Everybody starts spending that money, they decide maybe I can afford a new car, maybe I can afford a computer for my child. They can buy the products and services that businesses are selling and everybody is better off. All boats rise. That’s what happened in the 1990s, that’s what we need to restore. And that’s what I’m gonna do as president of the United States of America.
"John McCain and Sarah Palin they call this socialistic," Obama continued. "You know I don’t know when, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness."
This guy is so out of touch with reality it isn't even funny. His entire campaign is based on attempting to shame or silence dissenters. Someone please tell me how wanting to keep money that you have earned is considered SELFISHNESS. What a bunch of bullshit. Here's a man who has plenty of money and yet his brother lives in a hut and his Aunt (of which he writes about in his book Dreams From My Father) lives in a slum somewhere in Boston. This should sound the alarm for anyone who supports this man because what he is saying WITH HIS ACTIONS rather than his WORDS, is that he wants the government (through taxes from you and me) to bail these people out rather than dipping into his own wealth to care for his OWN FAMILY. What a hypocrite.
But what's really scary to me is that I am beginning to understand that many Obama supporters love the idea of socialism--of someone else stepping in and providing for them. I watched a video clip of a woman at an Obama rally and she said she was just so thrilled about the prospect of having Obama as our next president because finally someone would buy her gas for her and pay her mortgage. Um...WTF? Is this what goes on at Obama gatherings? Does he tell them that he's going to pay all their bills? This type of stupidity is staggering to me. Does Obama have a secret money tree that none of us know about? Or are WE that money tree?
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
While MSM is busy tabulating the cost of Sarah Palin's wardrobe, some of us are more concerned with the state of the economy and exactly how we got here (not the bullshit lies we are being fed by the mainstream media!!!)
While the MSM is busy dragging Joe the plumber through the mud for asking a question which led to an unscripted response from Barak Obama uncovering Obama's socialist agenda, long time friends of Obama, with anti-American, terrorist leanings get a free hall pass. Hundreds of reporters swarmed Joe's front lawn. I am guessing not one reporter knocked on Bill Ayers front door to get the full scoop on him. Why investigate Obama's relationship with Ayers when Sarah Palin is spending too much on clothes? Priorities people!
The thing that bothers me the most about Obama is his dishonesty. He unabashedly lies to the American people and no one calls him on it. He does not inspire hope or the hope for change. I wish I could see what others see in him but despite trying, I cannot.
I know that the MSM is attempting to manipulate people with their constant negative reporting of McCain/Palin. Their hope is that if we hear often enough that Obama has this race all wrapped up, that it will discourage those who are planning to vote the other way to stay home and not waste their energy and time by voting. Good luck with that.
It is always dangerous to count your chickens before they hatch. It is always foolish to assume that American people are stupid or gullible. The secret to winning is having the mindset that you are a winner and not quitting until you make that a reality.
Monday, October 20, 2008
“Mark my words,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”
“I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate,” Biden said to Emerald City supporters, mentioning the Middle East and Russia as possibilities. “And he’s gonna need help. And the kind of help he’s gonna need is, he’s gonna need you - not financially to help him - we’re gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right.”
I keep posting about politics because I can't get it off my mind. I think it's important that facts about an Obama/Biden White House occupancy need to get out and not suppressed/glossed over by the media.
I bet we get told by the MSM that this is wonderful news for America. (insert eyeroll here)
Friday, October 17, 2008
So, leaving the above behind, I am now able to post! Yippee! I will tell you that posts will be few and far between probably but that's OK.
Happy to be having some down time here with my family if just for a few days. The weather has gone from being very warm to much cooler and rainy. Honestly, I'm loving the day, getting things caught up with here and just relaxing and enjoying the company of my little family. It's wonderful sleeping in my bed, being able to not have to get the same clothes out of a suitcase and having my space to do whatever it is I want. Of course my happy time also carries a burden of worry but I have to make the most of it and know that things will be alright. I trust they will.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I'd like to point out how ridiculous this notion is that all Barak Obama needed to do to win the debate was show up. I have to wonder just how many screws are loose in the heads of folks who think like that. That's a completely irresponsible approach to choosing a president. How many of us are permitted to show up at our jobs, do nothing, and get rewarded with a promotion or pay raise? How many mothers feel as though simply waking up in the morning is enough effort to put forth into raising responsible human beings? I mean, really. What I've learned from my time on earth is that when we expect NOTHING, we get nothing. I want more for America. I would really like to know why are we asking so little of Barak Obama.
Here's something else I find curious. I keep hearing about how Barak Obama is ahead in the area I live, but if you take a little spin around town, for every 10 McCain/Palin posters I see displayed, I will only see 1 for Barak/Biden. If there is such overwhelming support for this man, as I am being told by media, then why am I not seeing it with my own two eyes? What I hear from the media is completely contradictory to what I am seeing in my every day life. Part of my double major in college was Journalism (many, many years ago so let's not go there). What I am witnessing going on in the media right now is nothing short of scandalous. Reporting the news has been replaced by CREATING the news. What a complete buffoon show. Interjecting your opinions into the news is NOT reporting facts which is what true journalism is all about. Perhaps a refresher course is in order for some people. Here's a clue mainstream media: Do not knock me flat on my face and tell me we're ballroom dancing because I'm not going to buy it.
Rush Limbaugh jokingly says that there are two political parties in the US, the Democrats and Racist America, suggesting that if you do not vote for Obama then you are automatically in the racist camp. Democrats are banking on people being uncomfortable being labeled racist, and use this tactic to fight every difference of opinion. They hope shaming us by screaming racist in our direction will be the nudge we need to come to our senses and over to their side. Fortunately, there are many people who choose not to be manipulated by this song and dance. I don't expect Obama supporters to think the way I think so I don't see what's so hard about them extending me that same courtesy.
I can't wait for this whole thing to be over. I have prepared myself for the possibility of not having the man I want in the White House, but I hold unwavering hope that the best man (my man) will win.
Oy...Fidel Castro endorses Obama AGAIN
Crush their spirits
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I've been following Nancy Grace (love ya, friend!) for months now watching this all unfold. At the start, I wanted desperately to believe that Casey did not harm her daughter mostly because the thought of someone (especially a parent) killing a child is unimaginable to me. Listening to her on tape with investigators as she stonewalled the investigation, along with the fact that she never called police when her daughter initially "went missing" sealed the deal for me. I could not go on living a normal life if any of my children were missing, so watching Casey shop at Target for lingerie and beer while her daughter was supposedly missing sent chills down my spine. Life would stop for me, and I believe for most parents, but for Casey it was as though life was just getting good now that her daughter wasn't in the picture anymore.
The way she paraded around with big sunglasses on, surrounded by bodyguards after posting bail made me think that Casey actually thought she was some sort of celebrity rather than a suspect in her daughter's disappearance. She always appeared arrogant and defiant as though she was smarter than everyone else, and the lies she told suggested that she held contempt for everyone around her. You do not tell the ridiculous lies she told to people you respect or love.
More than anything, though, I sensed a deadness in the eyes of Casey Anthony whenever she looked at cameras--not in a sad way but in a scary way. She managed to leak out a few tears yesterday as she stood beside her lawyer and the comment was made that at least she was crying and it was good to see some emotion, but what I saw was not crying--it was a faucet drip and I have no doubts about who the tiny stream of tears were for--HERSELF.
There's never any joy in hearing news like this because at the core of the story there is such a devastating loss for so many people. I hope all involved find peace.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
What If Obama Doesn't Have America's Best Interests at Heart?
The Forgotten Issue: Illegal Immigration and Crime
Who Wrote Dreams From My Father?
Polls: Obama or McCain Is Winning
Obama the Facilitator
ISN'T IT MAGICAL...
MIGHTY OBAMAS FROM LITTLE ACORNS GROW...Part II
Traces of nuts
A guide to the political left
Updated: More links
Question: Does Barack Obama Have Any Friends Who AREN'T Communists?
All That Darned Conservatism
Can America Afford Another Jimmy Carter?
What happened to the media?
OBAMA THE SOCIALIST. Watch the video HERE. Be prepared! (in a nutshell)
A plumber asks Obama:“Your new tax plan is going to tax me more. Isn’t it?”
In his own words Obama says: “It’s not that I want to punish your success, I just want to make sure that everybody that is behind you, that they have a chance for success too. I think that when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”
Huh? How about the PEOPLE BEHIND US GET OFF THEIR ASSES AND WORK TO MAKE MONEY FOR THEMSELVES? Why should people who work hard have their money taken away from them and given to people who don't work all in the name of "spreading the wealth" around? This is INSANITY!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups oats (rolled or "quick," but not "instant")
2 cups chocolate chips (about 12-oz.)
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the sugars until mixture is light in color. Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the milk and the vanilla extract.In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Either by hand or with the mixer on low speed, gradually beat the flour in to the sugar mixture until just incorporated.Stir in the oats and chocolate chips by hand.Drop 1-inch balls of dough onto the cookie sheet, placing about 1 1/2 inches apart so they have room to spread.Bake at 350F for 10-13 minutes, until golden brown at the edges and light golden at the center.Cool on baking sheet for at least 1-2 minutes before transfering to a wire rack to cool completely.Makes 4 dozen.
They are delicious!
You should make them, too.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Speaking of happy....the weather today is spectacular. I just got back from running some errands and I've opened all the windows to let the fresh air in. It's been at least since April since we've been able to do that. I love the south and the heat and the sun, but it's nice when Fall rolls around and we get a little break from the wall of heat that meets us every time we step outside. And we're finally seeing some gas being available after about 20 days of most gas stations being completely dry. I'd much rather be out of gas than lose my home to a hurricane so I count my blessings where I find them.
So, yeah, I'm happy. Life is good!