Friday, November 28, 2008

Save money, not lives

Black Friday Insanity

Go read this article and tell me people aren't crazy. I will not be venturing out to shop today. I have never been a big fan of crowds of unruly people. I especially do not like the way the spirit of the season gets lost in the quest of finding/getting a "good deal." I'm trying hard to be sensible with money, however, I will not participate in madness just to save a few dollars. If you happen to be out there shopping and notice someone knocked over on the floor, and being trampled on, please make sure YOU STOP TO HELP!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. " ~Melody Beattie

Tomorrow I am going to cook a big meal, eat lots of stuff, hang out with my family, maybe read a little, call my family across the miles, think of friends who've made my life golden, take a walk to clear my head, breathe in and breathe out, live in the moment, and give thanks for everything. My happiness is tied up in my extraordinary family and friends. Because of them, I walk the earth supremely blessed.

So much fun....for real!

The HOTlanta housewives reunion did not disappoint. During the season, I found myself really liking NeNe (because she seems like a lot of fun), Lisa (because she worked hard), and DeShawn (because she seemed to have a good heart). I did not like Kim (because she was always telling us how expensive her material possessions were as if that's what's important in life) or Sheree (because she was way too full of herself when most of us were wondering what she saw in herself).

I think the reunion show left me feeling a little sorry for Kim because she took the brunt of the harsh criticisms. Of course, she sort of asked for it what with her Big Poppa ridiculousness and her desire to be a singer when she can't sing a tune to save her life. I won't even mention that she's actually really only 30 but looks about 45 or her excuse for wearing a bad wig started out with her insinuating that she had cancer and lost her hair/lost a lot of weight, then ended with her telling us that she DIDN'T have cancer but something else she couldn't mention!!! No wonder Lisa wanted to flip her over the couch. Let's not pull the cancer card unless it's real, people!

I think what I like most about this show is that when I watch it, everything feels familiar. I know for a fact that none of those women live in the ATL, but that doesn't bother me. They are so over-the-top-fun to watch. And Dwight? LMAO. I swear I saw him at the Lenox Mall this summer strutting his fabulous stuff. He needs his own show. For real. (We also had an Ugly Betty/America Ferrera sighting but that's another story for another day).

Can't wait for next season.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Be there...

The Real Housewives of Atlanta REUNION is on tonight at 9 PM on Bravo. Be there. I'm sure we'll have lots to discuss tomorrow.

Here's hoping Lisa tosses Kim over the couch at least once!

Elitist blowhards spoil kids fun!

Let the kids dress up in their Thanksgiving costumes and start worrying about something important you elitist blowhards!

The whole thing makes me too angry to even write about. Suffice it to say I have had it up to my eyeballs with the liberal elitist blowhards who seem to be working OVERTIME to take away every single one of our freedoms all in the name of political correctness. Bite me!

Monday, November 17, 2008

The global warming joke that isn't funny

The world has never seen such freezing heat
By Christopher Booker

A surreal scientific blunder last week raised a huge question mark about the temperature records that underpin the worldwide alarm over global warming. On Monday, Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by Al Gore's chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that last month was the hottest October on record.

This was startling. Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China's official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its "worst snowstorm ever". In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years.

So what explained the anomaly? GISS's computerised temperature maps seemed to show readings across a large part of Russia had been up to 10 degrees higher than normal. But when expert readers of the two leading warming-sceptic blogs, Watts Up With That and Climate Audit, began detailed analysis of the GISS data they made an astonishing discovery. The reason for the freak figures was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running.

The error was so glaring that when it was reported on the two blogs - run by the US meteorologist Anthony Watts and Steve McIntyre, the Canadian computer analyst who won fame for his expert debunking of the notorious "hockey stick" graph - GISS began hastily revising its figures. This only made the confusion worse because, to compensate for the lowered temperatures in Russia, GISS claimed to have discovered a new "hotspot" in the Arctic - in a month when satellite images were showing Arctic sea-ice recovering so fast from its summer melt that three weeks ago it was 30 per cent more extensive than at the same time last year.

A GISS spokesman lamely explained that the reason for the error in the Russian figures was that they were obtained from another body, and that GISS did not have resources to exercise proper quality control over the data it was supplied with. This is an astonishing admission: the figures published by Dr Hansen's institute are not only one of the four data sets that the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) relies on to promote its case for global warming, but they are the most widely quoted, since they consistently show higher temperatures than the others.

If there is one scientist more responsible than any other for the alarm over global warming it is Dr Hansen, who set the whole scare in train back in 1988 with his testimony to a US Senate committee chaired by Al Gore. Again and again, Dr Hansen has been to the fore in making extreme claims over the dangers of climate change. (He was recently in the news here for supporting the Greenpeace activists acquitted of criminally damaging a coal-fired power station in Kent, on the grounds that the harm done to the planet by a new power station would far outweigh any damage they had done themselves.)

Yet last week's latest episode is far from the first time Dr Hansen's methodology has been called in question. In 2007 he was forced by Mr Watts and Mr McIntyre to revise his published figures for US surface temperatures, to show that the hottest decade of the 20th century was not the 1990s, as he had claimed, but the 1930s.

Another of his close allies is Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the IPCC, who recently startled a university audience in Australia by claiming that global temperatures have recently been rising "very much faster" than ever, in front of a graph showing them rising sharply in the past decade. In fact, as many of his audience were aware, they have not been rising in recent years and since 2007 have dropped.

Dr Pachauri, a former railway engineer with no qualifications in climate science, may believe what Dr Hansen tells him. But whether, on the basis of such evidence, it is wise for the world's governments to embark on some of the most costly economic measures ever proposed, to remedy a problem which may actually not exist, is a question which should give us all pause for thought.

Note to self: Don't forget to wear your winter jacket during this "global warming" trend that we're having this year!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Dear Democrats,

Keep your hands off my 401K!

I don't want the Democrats to save me or my family, we're doing FINE all by ourselves, thank you. We have not invested foolishly, we have NOT lost money in the market, and we do not need you revising the plan or shifting our monies somewhere else. There are plenty of problems on the horizon for you to deal with, so KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MY 401K. It's for OUR future, not yours and it's also not for someone who hasn't bothered saving a dime their entire lives.

I'm shocked--NOT!

MSNBC Backs Obama, Gets $139 Billion Gov Guarantee

Is anyone surprised?


Journalism IS DEAD.

Propaganda anyone?

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Ugh. I'm so sick of the proposition 8 debate. I am so glad I do not live anywhere near California because the gays are out of control there. I understand being disappointed and wanting to change an outcome that isn't what you had hoped for or counted on, but how about taking your passion and using it in a constructive manner instead of demanding people with differing opinions jump ship over to your side with intimidation tactics? Grabbing a cross from a little old lady, throwing it on the ground and then stomping on it all the while screaming at the little old white haired lady is not the approach that is going to win people over, fyi. Demanding tolerance from your opposition while you are being highly intolerant kind of makes you hypocrites, don't you think?

I have no problem boycotting places of business, civil protests, petitions, rallies (for instance, I am boycotting all mainstream media that failed to report the truth about President-elect Obama, see for a real treat and don't forget to click onto AMERICA SERVES and read all about his intentions for creating a civilian national security force comprised of OUR CHILDREN, oh wait, he's changed his tune and replaced "mandatory service" to "voluntary service" and he replaced "children" with "all Americans" but he does still outline how our children might serve him--the ruler, the messiah, the ONE--ummm...over my dead body!!!), but let's ditch all the hate if your message is supposed to be about celebrating the love between two people. Let's not forget the message.

Lately I've been feeling this great divide between people--the ones who believe Barak Obama will be the great hope and healer, and those who think the Obama presidency will be the end of the America we know and love. The Obama fanatics cannot tell me what it is they think he will do for them (or they say things like he will pay for their gas and mortgage which is completely unrealistic). All they tell me is that he symbolizes hope and change. Super. I guess I should sleep easier knowing these intangibles decided an election, but curiously, I am not. I saw what happened during the campaign when people dared to criticize him--they were silenced, investigated, and harassed--kind of like what the gays are now doing in CA to the Mormons. I cannot tell you how much this alarms me.

Also, celebrity blowhards need to stfu. It's like they cannot stay out of the limelight for even one minute if they know a camera is rolling somewhere, so they rush to the scene to throw in their worthless 2 cents and we're all supposed to think how progressive and hip they are. Newsflash: we don't think you are hip and progressive, we think you need constant attention and will use any agenda as an excuse to get your face on tv. Give it a rest already.

Maybe if the gays and their supporters/celebrities had spent a little more time PRIOR to the election getting the word out and educating people, this wouldn't have happened. How dare the gays and their lunatic supporters intimidate and terrorize other people for exercising their right to vote just because they did not vote their way? This IS STILL AMERICA people, we're allowed to vote without fear of being chased down like criminals for a difference of opinion. At least I hope we are.

I see the mainstream media is back at it with their biased/selective reporting/creating of news. Commenting on the altercation between gays and the little old lady with the cross, the mainstream media said something like "you can see hatred on both sides..." HUH? Was she watching what I was watching? As Judge Judy would say, "Don't pee on me and tell me it's raining."

I don't really care if gays marry. That's their business. I'm sick of sitting back and watching things I know are wrong and not saying anything about it. I've seen dozens of stories documenting the plight of the poor gays who are so oppressed, but I don't see anyone standing up for the people the gays are mercilessly harassing. That's probably because they are white and therefore, automatically "privileged." We mustn't side with the privileged white people. Ever.

Except I am.

Using scare tactics to bully others to bend to your agenda is wrong.

One good thing...

I paid $1.62 for gas today!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Down but not out

Congratulations to President elect Barak Hussein Obama.

I believe in gracious losing--in defeat that results when you fight the good fight and still come up short. Losses tend to teach us more than victories so I will be paying attention to the things I can gain rather than dwell on what I feel we might have lost. I believe in an America where we walk free to vote and choose. I know that all of life is about living with the choices we make the best we can. I believe in the inherent goodness of people despite all the madness and despair. I have faith in God who watches over all of us, and who is with us most when we feel Him least.

I hope that all the people who supported Obama get the change they were hoping for, that they were promised. He hid a lot of who he is, but he clearly spelled out his plans (change) for America--and no one should be surprised when he puts those plans into action. I hope some day I can see in him all the things his supporters see in him. He can talk a good talk, but actions speak much louder than words. I will be watching.

There is no going back, only moving forward.

Country first.

Life goes on.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Team McCain/Palin!!!!

I voted.

Now I'm just sitting in my boring, middle class suburban home, bitterly clinging to my guns and my religion waiting for the outcome.


My husband and I were in line at our voting center at 6:45 AM. The line was out through the parking lot of the church then down the street. I'd estimate that there were 150-200 people in front of me. Everyone was very civil. We were given sample ballots to read and I kept mine figuring it will be a collector item no matter who wins or loses, plus I wanted my youngest daughter to see it. We had to fill out a sheet of paper with our name, address and signature verifying we were who we said we were informing us that it was a criminal offense if we were trying to defraud anyone. My information was verified by computer, and I actually got in to vote at about 8:10 AM. They had 10 computerized voting machines that were easy to use and voting was quick. We did not see or hear anyone trying to persuade anyone else-no intimidation or questions. It was an all around good experience. I hope it was the same for you!