Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Something Cool...

Yeah, the world is going to hell in a handbasket. There's never enough time in the day nor enough money in the bank. We all work too hard for what we earn, but once in a while, something cool happens and you forget all that crap and remember what life is truly about.

So, that's what I want to pass on to you today.

On Sunday, the kids returned from visiting Kim's dad and we took them to lunch. Dustin had to return to work and Kim and Cheryl wanted to do some shopping, so that left da boys and me all alone! Cool Beans, as a co-worker of mine said.

Dustin had put Danny in his carseat and I still had Alex in my arms. Well, Alex is turning his head every which way and then he spots Cheryl on the other side of the parking lot. "GRANDMA!!!" he yells, clear as a bell and loud. He yells it again and she waves at us and I put Alex in his car seat.

I get in the truck and put the key in the ignition and put on my seat belt. From the backseat, I hear Alex say, "Go Grandma, Go. Go Go, Grandma!"

Apparently, Alex is going to be a backseat driver like his grandma and great-grandma before him.

Isn't that cool? He called me Grandma -- even if it was during an order -- he clearly said Grandma!

God Bless

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Rosie O'Donnell VS Ann Coulter...

My younger brother announced last Wednesday that he doesn't like Rosie O'Donnell. I asked him why and he said because she's a loud mouth bitch (Rosie, if you're reading, don't think it personally, he says the samething about me). I thought at the time, you like Ann Coulter and she's a loud mouth bitch, so what's the difference?

Then, a co-worker of mine stated he doesn't like Rosie O'Donnell because it is her way or the highway. So, I asked him about Ann Coulter and he said he didn't have an opinion on her.


Here's my point:

Rosie and Ann both have very pushy personalities (so do I for the matter). Where they differ is politics. Both my brother and co-worker are right wing people. They lean toward Ann's views, hence, they like her.

But, what has Ann done for the world? Besides spouting incorrect information about the world?

Answer: Nothing. I have never, ever heard Ann Coulter lending her name to a charity. Not once. Maybe she gives in her personal life, but based on the crap she says, I seriously doubt it.

Let's look at Rosie.

She appeared just recently in Las Vegas for Comic Relief. She has created a foundation to raise money for children. She supports probably the greatest children's hospital -- St. Jude's.

So, this is really a post for my brother and co-worker -- take another look at Rosie. At least she puts her money where her mouth is and supports that which she expects us to support.

Ann Coulter only supports herself.

God Bless

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Monday, November 27, 2006

Am I alone?

Do you ever wonder if you're all alone? I don't mean alone like without someone in your life. I mean alone in your views.

Am I the only one who is tired of hearing about how much benefits cost companies and how they need to cut their losses? Who do they think does all the work? Certainly not the fat cats in the upper management offices. The ones with the high price salaries and golden parachutes.

When will companies cut a little bit out of their profits to care about their employees?

Probably never.

And, that's when I think, am I the only one who feels this way?

God Bless

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Why don't you just get married?

I don't claim to know what is best for someone else's life, but since I can't get married in any state but one -- and I'm not moving -- why are you straight people getting married?

A new report that is out claims that the out of wedlock births in 2005 jumped to 4 out 10 are out of wedlock births. And, the report states, that the teen pregnancy is actually dropping. These aren't mothers who got pregnant in the backseat of their boyfriend's father's car. These are mothers who knew what they were doing and have chosen not to marry the fathers.

But why?

If he's good enough to have a child with -- why isn't he good enough to marry?

And, why aren't those so-called family groups standing up to do something about this?

Lord only knows.

God Bless

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Operation Save America

Operation Save America will be boycotting and protesting at Wal-Mart stores because Wal-Mart refuses to discriminate against gays and lesbians.

Why? Why do they think they have some God-given right to "save" America? And, from whom are they saving America?

From the men and women who pay the higher taxes because they can't get married and file married tax returns?

From the hardworking people who put food on the table for their families?

From the millions of churchgoing gay and lesbian Christians who pray to God everyday for the souls of those who have been misled by hatred and fear?

From the ones to whom Jesus himself referred when He said, "Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake." (Luke 6:22)?

Yeah, those are the ones that Operation Save America wants to "save America" from.

But, what about the big businesses that pollute our soil?

Or, the factories that do not pay a living wage?

Or, better yet, why aren't they boycotting Wal-Mart because of the financial drain it places on our state's (and in turn, country's) economy because its employees do not have healthcare?

Where were the self-righteous groups such as Operation Save America and the American Family Association when the rest of us were boycotting Wal-Mart?

And, one last question, the average Wal-Mart shopper isn't college graduated. Go on any day and you won't see the part of society that is driving a Lexus to work. Wal-Mart's prices are so low that many of the families who shop there really can't afford to go somewhere else. The flip side to this is that these are the same families who are counted among Operation Save America and the American Family Association's members. They really should've kept that in mind before they called for a boycott of a store at which the majority of their members shop. They won't get far with this boycott.

People only care about "morals" when it doesn't affect their wallet.

God Bless

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Friday, November 17, 2006

Some People Just Like to Cause Trouble...

A couple of days ago, the Racine Journal Times (click link) ran a story with a headline that said, "A Fair Jury?" This is in reference to the only news story here in Racine, the trial of Adrial White. The idea behind this is that because the jury panel was mostly white, race had something to do with the guilty verdict.


You shoot a kid in the back and the reason you're guilty is because you're black and the jury is white?

In this case, I don't buy it. A jury of Mr. White's black peers would've found him guilty -- black or white, no one believes you're defending yourself when your attacker is running away from you.

Which brings me to my headline about some people just like to cause trouble.

There's a race problem in this country and we don't always get along, but a headline like this is only printed to start a fire where none exists. Some people just don't like it if everything runs smoothly. So, they have cause trouble. Some people just aren't happy unless everyone around them is fighting.

Then, they're happy.

So, when someone makes a comment that is designed to make you think one way or another, take a look at their agenda.

God Bless

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

White is found Guilty on all counts...

So, no matter where you stand on concealed carry or having the ability to defend yourself and property, shooting a young man in the back is considered murder.

As it should be.

God Bless

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The World's Shortest Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, a girl asked a guy, "Will you marry me?" The guy answered, "No."

And the girl lived happily ever after and went shopping, drank martinis, always had a clean house, never had to cook, stayed skinny and was never farted on.

(In case you're wondering, a male coworker gave this to me.)

Also, I'm sitting here just stunned that the amendment passed. I never thought my great state would deny rights to people.

God Bless

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I love my state

I love the great state of Wisconsin, which is why I got up this am and walked the two blocks to the polling place and voted.

Here's my suggestion for you: If you love your state, make sure you go and vote today. I don't know if you and I agree on politics, but I'm sure that we can agree that American is the best country on earth and we should do everything in our power to keep her safe. One way to do that is to vote.

If you're in Wisconsin, don't forget to vote no on the amendment -- removing the chance of civil rights from a group of people is unAmerican.

God Bless.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Child's Play

I am nearly positive that all of you all ready know just what Child's Play is all about. But, for those who don't, here's what the website says:

"With the help of hospital staff, we’ve set up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, and movies. You can go to each hospital’s list and buy a toy, and that toy will be sent to the hospital. Some of these kids are in pretty bad shape. Imagine being stuck alone in a hospital over the holidays, getting something from a fellow gamer would really raise their spirits. Some of the stuff the hospital will give away for kids to keep, while other gifts (like consoles) will be kept by the hospital for patients to use throughout the year."
The gifts shouldn't be gift wrapped. Any other questions should be checked out here.

Not to toot my own horn, but I donated last year. I try to give to a lot of charities, especially at this time of the year, but this year -- due to the fact I'm broke -- I'm going to have to cut back on the money I give. BUT, Child's Play is the one charity I'm keeping on my list. I'm sure there are others out there in the same financial spot as me, but try to give something. Even $15.00 can be used to buy a gift for a child. They raised over $600,000 for children last year. Let's help them make it to a cool million this year!

Also, I'll be placing a banner for Child's Play and leaving it there (and on my other websites) until after Christmas.

God Bless

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Doogie Howser is Gay?

I'm not going to lie and say that I'm surprised that Neil Patrick Harris is gay. I'm actually more surprised that the guy who played Jack on "Will and Grace" isn't.

I give him a lot of credit for coming out now. I believe he's playing a womanizer on "How I Met Your Mother", so this is an interesting twist. I don't watch the show, but I hope people who do continue to do so. You never know what a coming out revelation can do.

So, good for you, Mr. Harris, for coming out, especially when the nation has nothing better to do than turn against gays and lesbians. It takes a lot of courage to come out now.

God Bless

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Don't Forget to Vote...

I don't know how you could possibly forget to vote, but get out there and vote. Less than 40% of the eligible adults in this country vote. That means that the decisions being made are being made by the people elected by a minority of people. Do you really want someone else to decide?

My younger brother and I argue about politics all the time. The major difference between the two of us is that I vote and he doesn't. My father has always said, "If you don't vote, you can't complain." I firmly believe that. I know quite a few people who didn't like the way the country was headed under Clinton, but they didn't vote. I know people who don't like the way the country is heading under Bush, but they won't be voting on Tuesday.

They should be.

Everyone should get out and vote.

Don't sit home on Tuesday and if you do, you can't complain on Wednesday.

God Bless

Friday, November 03, 2006

Don't Blame Me for Your Failed Marriage...

Right now, one out of every two marriages end in divorce. At this very minute, someone in this country is filing for divorce and the only happy people are the divorce lawyers.

Right now on the ballot is a vote for an amendment to forever ban gay marriages (and civil unions) in Wisconsin. The main argument is that gay marriage will destroy straight marriages.

Really? I think you straight people are perfectly capable of destroying marriage all by yourselves. Now, what I'm about to say may upset some people, but I want you to know right up front that I'm not referring in anyway to marriages that end because of abuse. Those marriages should end.

No, what I want to discuss is how everybody wants a wedding and no one thinks about the marriage that comes with it.

Sure, guys, it's easy to get down on one knee, look into the eyes of the girl you love and say, "Will You Marry Me?" But, it's much harder to hold it all together when you haven't had any sleep and she says, "Honey, take out the garbage."

And, ladies, it is really easy to fall into Prince Charming's arms and answer, "Yes, I'll marry you". But, take a good look at his father, because that's who that guy is going to be in a few years. If his dad always takes out the garbage, so will Prince Charming.

It gets even harder when the kids come and the money's tight and he snores or she snores and you wake up one day and go, "Who the Hell is this person in my bed?" It takes work. Some days are good and some days are bad. Some days, you'll hate him and some days, you can't stand the nag she's become, but man, on those days, try to remember why you got married in the first place. Look into her eyes and remember how the fact she hates football used to be so cute.

And, on Tuesday, when you're casting your ballot, ask yourself this question: "If I vote no and gays are eventually allowed to marry, will this ruin my marriage?"

Then, vote no on the amendment.

God Bless


Thursday, November 02, 2006

Ann Coulter -- Voter Fraud?

Well, well, well. What a tangled web we weave when at first we deceive.

Apparently, my buddy and yours, Ms. Ann "I'm better than you" Coulter is in a spot of trouble for voting in the wrong precinct in Florida. Hmmm, she isn't cooperating with authorities in the investigation. I wonder why not. If it was an honest mistake, you and I would say, "Hey, I went to the wrong place?"

But, alas, Ms Coulter -- who holds herself in higher regards than us mere mortals -- isn't responding to requests, according to CNN.

When I was a kid, my mom always said to me that people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Ms Coulter throws stones all the time.
She's throw some at any liberal within striking distance and she's even thrown them at widows of 9/11 (although only at the widows with whom she disagrees politically). So, I think she whom declared liberals as godless should be held to a much higher standard than us mere mortals.

And she isn't holding up her end of the bargain.

God Bless!

PS. But, you know, I'm a capitalist at heart...


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

And some people think I'd be a bad mom!

According to a CNN Article, Agla Nadia Vincent duck taped her two boys together "while she went to work".  What in the world could this woman be thinking?  Also, this is just another example of why straight people should have to get licenses to procreate.  You need one to drive a car, but these irresponsible people continue on their way.  Further, not one person has ever been able to find a case of a gay person abusing their children!

God Bless those little guys -- with a mom like that -- they're going to need it!

More Pictures of da boys...

Lynne Cheney's Dirty Lesbian Novel

So, according to a CNN article I read yesterday, Lynne Cheney wrote a lesbian novel called "Sisters". Also according to CNN, the book is out of print and Mrs. Cheney asked the publisher not to reissue it during the 2004 Presidential campaign.

So, I'm just sitting here wondering, what's the big deal? Why wouldn't they want the book reissued. I'll bet, since right now on Amazon it is selling for $625.00, it would be selling like hotcakes. Mrs. Cheney could be making a fortune on it.

But, maybe, they don't need the money.

Maybe, they don't want the book to come out because they ran on the Holier than thou ticket.

Which brings me to Foley...

I was thinking the other day of why I'm so mad at the Republicans for protecting their precious Congressional seat and here's why:

They claim to be the moral compass of our nation. See, I expect a Democrat to have some sexual skeleton in his closet, afterall, Democrats don't stand up and proclaim a moral superiority. But, Republicans do. And, just as I wouldn't expect a Christian to rob a bank, I hold Republicans to a higher moral code. And, this is why I'm still mad at the Republicans. I expect more out of them.

Remember when being a Republican meant controlling government spending?

Remember when being a Republican meant championing for individual rights?

Remember when being a Republican meant small government?

Remember when being a Republican meant little or no government interference in your life?

Can you remember that far back?

Now, being a Republican means that you vote for an amendment that will guarantee rights to be denied to our citizens.

Being a Republican means that you try to legislate morals.

Being a Republican means that you don't limit government spending.

Being a Republican means that you support spying on US citizens without a warrant.

Being a Republican means that you call anyone who disagrees with your views on the country a traitor.

And, being a Republican means that you hide your sinning past so it doesn't interfer with your new holier than thou public image.

Isn't that a shame?

God Bless