Monday, February 28, 2011


Just access WWW.UNIONREFUND.ORG. And it's your money! A 1988 Supreme Court decision gives union members the right to get back any part of their dues which is used for political purposes. It is easy-just click on the state in which you live, a list of every union in the state will pop up, make your hcoice and the computer will generate an accurate request and put it in the form of a letter for you and Voila! a stamp and envelope and it wings its way to those guys who are playing with your money. Fantastic!

I have two comments on the Wisconsin mess: 1) Hang in there, Governor Walker and 2) Parents of children in the Wisconsin public schools should ask to have their children removed from any classroom being taught by a teacher who took part in the demonstrations. Many of them are guilty of fraud unless they use their vacation days, but particularly if they try to use a sham doctor's excuse to have their cake and eat it too. (If they were actually seen lying to a reporter that compounds the problem.)

Last: Donald Rumsfeld has written a book. Surprise! Surprise! What really surprises me is that he appeared on "The View" with a covey of women who I'm surprised even invited him. Wellll, actually I shouldn't be. That invitation was undoubtedly issued so they would have a target for the day. And did they ever!

Barbara WaWa suggested that he should apologize to the audience and the country for taking our country to war when there were no WMD. She was quite sure that anyone who waa injured or killed had served in vain. Rumsfeld handled himself well and defended his position and the military indicating, as we all know, that there was no one who did not believe that there were WMD in Iraq.

In my opinion Ms. Walters and her cohorts are so full of hate for conservatives who love this country, they should not only apologize to their audience (although they are probably like-minded thinkers if they think before they fall in line,) then the entire country and particularly the military, and then get down on their knees and beg their forgiveness. In a word, leeches who live the high life, stroke each other ad nauseum, and game the systems for all they are worth.

This has not been kind, I know, but I'm asking that some of us at least try to tell those who find them entertaining that they should look at both sides of whatever they are selling.

One of my kids once gave me a little plaque with a photo of a kitten hanging from a branch with the caption "Just hang in there, baby" and I guess that's all we can do.

God bless.........

Monday, February 21, 2011

Columbia Graduates Leaders?

When it comes time to vote for someone who will have an influence on your family in the future, will it be one of those snotty kids who laughed at and jeered a young man who had been shot a dozen times and awarded a Purple Heart, or the young Veteran himself? Or, as a matter of fact, do you want to go to the Columbia grad's store or dealership, or his law office or doctor's office, or preaching in your church, or running a factory producing parts with safety features, or building structures or elevators that could fail, or God forbid, teaching your children? Or patronize whatever the young Veteran decides to do?

Be very wary. The damage which can be done by Columbia grads who go on to Harvard Law and end up writing laws and telling future generations how to live their lives can last for generations and have disastrous effects on our country. Or, as Judge Judy has been known to say, these are the people who can have their dog pee on your leg and then tell you it's raining.

Do not let this happen. On a lower economic scale we have teachers striking and setting examples for our kids that are also disastrous. Can you imagine Woody Hayes saying what his grandson said yesterday? The union advocates for me so I can advocate for my students? Is he kidding? I thought teachers were supposed to teach! Where did this kid go to school?

And speaking of school, there was a blurb in our local paper, the beloved Cit Pat, telling the story of how Michelle Obama mentors kids and has convinced Barak to join her with the message that "if they can find time to do it, anyone can find time." She has to be kidding too!

Let's see, She rises in the morning, is served breakfast, sees the girls off to school, goes to her many appointments, etc., meets with her staff and gives them directions, sometimes flies off in her private jet--you get the picture. Now look at your own schedule, man or woman: Rise in the morning, get that breakfast, be sure that all kids are presentable, clean up kitchen, be sure everyone in family has lunch or lunch money and books or briefcase and ipod, everyone in the car, sometimes pump your own gas, drop everyone off and arrive at your job. Put in an 8 hour day and stop on the way home to pick up cleaning, a few groceries, fix dinner, eat, clean up, help with homework, have 15 minute conversation with spouse (if not a single parent) and prepare for sleep if you didn't have to do your own study and preparation for next day. Oh, forgot laundry. Or promise made by one of the kids that you would help out at school in one of a hundred different ways. Weekends are catchup time. And, oh yes, it would be nice to phone your folks once in awhile or talk to a friend or make plans for a night out maybe once a month. (No Air Force jet to take you to New York to see a play or a 2 week trip with a hundred of your closest friends to Spain.) And everyone of you can add at least a dozen things to this list, right?

Oh, shoot!!! You missed your mentoring appointment! A good share of those Columbia grads came from families closer to Michelle's schedules (don't forget the time spent on fittings for First Lady fashions) than they do to ours. And those who started out as we did don't have much trouble learning to live like the elite they strive to be.

Don't let it happen, folks. We need to keep this country pure where even though we are not equally gifted, our vote counts the same and we can have a certain influence for the good in our own little corners of the world and watch it spread as long as we work together. And please, try to carve out a little time for yourself. Read a book, watch or go to a ball game with friends, see a movie, go to Church, attenc a play (amateur or professional,) or play in the sand and lake in the summertime or go skiing or sledding this weekend or play a card game--for fun. Even God rested.

God bless.......

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Some Things to Think About--- (and Added Wednesday)

Janet Napolitano and the Jackson County Commission have something in common:


This morning we heard that one Border Agent was killed and one was injured while in Mexico as part of their job with their diplomatic papers and badges in order. After being identified apparently a drug cartel member had a problem with them. And guess what? Janet extended the sympathies of herself and the country and said they would be looking for those responsible.

It took her two years to get used to using the term Terrorist--remember when the Obama administration would only recognize an "overseas contingency operation?" How long will it take her to stop telling us that the borders are in the best shape they have ever been? Unbelievable!

Same thing with Jackson County. Every dog now gets a free bite as long as the owner can show Homeowners Liability insurance in the amount of $100,000. Then a dog gets tagged with being "aggressive, etc." and restrictions are put on the owner. Well, duh, that is just not going to cut it. Little kids need protection, not get their doctor bills paid! And we, with the larger brains, are supposed to be able to think about how to do it. Com'on. Give us a break.

1) So the new Obama budget is out. $3.71 trillion. Please don't hold me to this, but back when I was keeping track of these numbers more closely (in the 1998 to 2004 time frame) the budget stayed at "around" $2 trillion with the GNP at "around" $20 trillion. Some quick and dirty arithmetic would indicate about a 1 to 10 ratio.

And what is the GNP today? I haven't researched this number but I have a strong feeling that our GNP is not over $37 trillion. So how much of a spending increase in the last two years did it take for our President to be able to look like the Great Compromiser rather than a shyster horse trader? This leads to--

2) Oprah--the gal who is on the feminine side of the "controllers" along with Michelle wants us to play nice and respect the President because he holds the title. Well, folks, Respect begets respect. Certainly he doesn't respect the electorate if he is constantly trying to fool, or make fools of, us. We can respect the office of the President, but respecting a guy who lies on a constant basis as far as abortion is concerned (yes, it's back in the Obamacare bill) is getting a "twofer" -- two bad acts for the price of one.

3) All of the left wing's push toward Green Power is also lacking in honesty. Just think. If we had nothing but electric cars and didn't need a drop of oil except for heating and incidentals don't you wonder what the costs of operation might be? How about the fact that all that Lithium needed for batteries presently comes from China. They have 30% of the world's supply, but presently actually supply 95% of the world's needs. Australia has some, California has some, and the rest of the supply is extremely difficult and expensive to get.

Have you heard of supply and demand? Given that the batteries in my son's all electric car are projected to last 10 years at which time if they are replaced, the bill will be $10,000. Do you even want to go there? And will the subsidies still be in place? Or will we all be scrambling to pay our energy bills. Hmmmmm...

I'm thinking this is probably just the tip of the iceberg and we don't want to go into information overload today, but my husband thinks we are fat, dumb and happy and waiting for the other shoe to drop. What do you think?

God bless...
Need Him more every day--

Monday, February 7, 2011

Pretty Is As Pretty Does...

Just a phrase that Momma used to use when she thought it was time to bring her daughters down a notch or two. It comes to mind after hearing the message from Obama to the Chamber of Commerce today. When I first turned on the radio, I could have sworn I was hearing a quote of something that a Republican had said and the Prez was quoting. And then came the "other side of the story" and what he was prepared to do such as telling us the difference between "good" and "bad" regulations ie., good are those he likes and bad are those he doesn't like and don't you ever forget it!

Brings to mind that he uses "my" when talking about "his" administration or "his" cabinet member. Frankly, if he didn't have such an ego he might realize that this is not "his" country, it's OUR country. How about using the Royal We concept and refer to us as a group rather than making us think that everything belongs to him and if we're good little girls and boys he might let us go along for the ride.

And every time he tries to tell us we need to work together someone should remind him that he planted a subliminal seed when he told McCain that he should remember who won and deal with it--words to that effect, but certainly not forgotten. It's tough not to have a Pavlovian response when he lectures us on compromise.

Now Michelle's latest attempt to throw her weight around (pun intended) to intimidate restaurants into serving smaller portions "for our own good" of course, is an abomination in a country where free enterprise is where we shine. In fact, I'd like to have her tout her body fat measurement before she casts stones at the rest of us and our kids. I still think the answer to the latter is to let some of the buses sit in their barns and make the kids walk to school and back again. Just think, it would help kids physically and save money on transportation as well.

Does anyone else think that 'truth in advertising' should include pricing out the cost of KWH in ads or public service announcements pushing green power? Wonder how to get that done....

Just a little more wondering: heard a scientist describing the expansion of the universe the other day and he said "again" which would mean that since we are seeing the light from stars that are probably already dead, having taken millions of years for the light to reach our visibility zone, that the universe will expand billions of years from now to extinction. For us, no worries, but the fact that he said "again" tells me that there has already been an ebb and flow so why is it not possible for another decrease and how long might this go on? Just a thought...

Forecast is for really, really cold weather midweek, so bundle up and,
God bless...