Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Short, Sweet and To the Point...

#1. If you have RoadRunner, you'll know what I'm talking about: I hate the new webmail. I'm not keen on the colors, the logoff button is too small and not in a good location. I miss the little news headlines down at the bottom and it feels like it is even slower than the last version. Oh, and when you compose in a different color and font from the default after nearly every paragraph, you have to reset your font and color because it switches back to the default. On top of that, I haven't discovered how to get to the HTML version of my email! Good job, Time Warner, keep pushing and I'll have to go to DSL -- which I hear sucks even more.

#2. If you're really my friend, then you know not to send me emails proclaiming that you're my friend and telling me that I should forward it to my closest 9, 19 or 99 friends. A real friend will call to chat and tell me about their kids, job, marriage and ask me about mine. Yeah, some things are cute and we all forward them along, but at least pay attention. That husband of the year email, I saw it last year and the same five people who sent it to me this year are the same ones that sent it to me last year!

#3. The Republicans and the stimulus -- sit down, shut up and vote for the stimulus. The 700 Billion Dollar package passed by the Republicans last year didn't help, but the Democrats didn't stand in their way. Quite frankly, if you want the truth -- I don't want / need a tax cut. Any cut you give me is truly going to be too small to make a difference in my life. What am I going to buy? An MP3 player? And, who's economy will that help? Oh, yeah, Japan's or China's. Unless the government is going to cut my payroll taxes down by $250.00 a month, I'm really not going to notice the money. The only reason I bring up $250.00 is because I could use a new car and if they dropped by that much, I could afford a second car payment. Otherwise, spend money fixing our infastructure and keep my tax dollars.

#4. In case you're wondering, I won the pregnacy test round -- at least until tomorrow when my doctor finds out that I told the lab not to run it. Protocol my butt. I can't get pregnant and my insurance company shouldn't have to pay for a pregnancy test! Period They'll probably cancel my surgery and I'll have to have it another time, which will probably be even less convenient than this time.

Well, stay tuned. When I come out of my surgery and return home, I'm going to see if I can blog while still under medication! Won't that be fun?!?

God Bless!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bill O'Reilly

I don't always agree with Bill O'Reilly and most of the time I think he's a jerk (but I love watching his visits on the View). I'm going to push this aside. I found the below quote on Time magazine's website. If Bill O'Reilly has to come to the Obama's aid, you know the media has NOT been unkind to the GOP. But don't tell them that. They are so out of touch with America that they don't know good coverage when they see/hear/read it.*

Open quoteFor anyone to say that Barack Obama consciously compared Mrs. Palin to a pig is unfair.Close quote

  • BILL O'REILLY,
  • Fox anchor, blasting the McCain campaign and the media for insinuating that the Democrat's use of the phrase "lipstick on a pig" referred to the Republican vice-presidential nominee

God Bless

* But, after watching the GOP destroy this nation for the last eight years, I wouldn't really expect them to do anything more than whine that they're being unfairly treated.

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Hey You...

Yeah, you. The one reading my blog who still hasn't decided how to vote in November. Or, you -- the guy on the couch, who is going to vote for the third party candidate. This blog is for you, so pay attention.
DON'T VOTE FOR MCCAIN Period. End of Sentence.
First, don't vote for McCain if just to keep that Palin out of the West Wing. Can you imagine her with her backwards ideas visiting heads of state in other countries? Sure, she looks nice, but then she'd open her mouth and that would be it.
Second, take a good look around, are you really happy about the state of our country? The economy is in the toliet. Seriously, in the toliet. Not that you'd ever hear how bad it really is from anyone in the GOP. Those guys want you to really, truly believe that everything's okay. But, I did the math and I double checked my figures. My salary in 12 years has more than doubled and I'm still living paycheck to paycheck and just barely keeping my head above water.
Third, McCain has just chosen a great story to be his running mate. A mother of five? A hockey mom. Someone who rose from City Council to Mayor to Governor of the State. Damn, that is a great story, but she's isn't an honest Vice Presidential Candidate. She truly does not belong a heartbeat away from the Presidency.
Finally, we need to take back this nation from those who want to see our freedoms restricted and I never thought this would ever be the case, but it's the Republicans who are trying to restrict our freedoms. Can you say the Patriot Act, boys and girls? In the past sixteen years, the Republican Party has grown from the party of small government to the party of intolerant, uneducated masses. A vote for the McCain/Palin ticket will only strengthen the right wing Christians' hold and make it that much harder for real change to happen in this country. The party of God, guns and gays do not care if you can feed your children or if your small business survives in these hard economic times. They care that they can slam God down your child's throat -- whether you want them to or not. They care that anyone can purchase a weapon and can fill that weapon with armor piercing bullets (and the only thing an armor piercing bullet is for is killing a cop). They care that gays are punished for being born and have no rights whatsoever in this country.
A vote for McCain/Palin is a vote for the end of progress. And, if that happens, God help us all.

God Bless

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Monday, September 15, 2008

FL.Republicans want special Treatment for Pallin

Don't look for Sarah Palin or, for that matter, any Presidential candidate on the Oprah couch. Oprah came out and said she wasn't going to use her show as a platform.

However; the Florida Federation of Republican Women doesn't like that idea. They think that Oprah should interview Palin and they're doing something about it. They're calling for boycotts for Oprah's show and Oprah's magazine.

What they're really doing is creating a mountain out of a molehill. They're creating a smoke screen that makes it look like the media isn't helping out Palin. They know they can't win the election on issues, so they make this an Oprah vs Palin debate, which will distract women for at least a couple of days.

Don't fall for it. Oprah said she isn't going to use her show and she isn't. I applaud her for leaving her show out of it.

Besides, what do the FFRW think they'll gain if Oprah did interview Palin? When Oprah took the gloves off and asked the really hard questions, how will they complain the media is sexist and picking on her?

Below is the video from CNN.

God Bless

PS. To sbaldwinus at YouTube, this is an example of the media playing nice with Palin. This wouldn't be worth mentioning if the battle was McCain vs Oprah or Oprah vs Anyone else on the planet. And, what happens when the media reports on this? The headline on CNN is "Oprah boycotted for Palin interview snub", but if you watch the video, you find it isn't a snub. But, a lot of people will just read the headline and move on.


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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Jailing Journalists?

Say it isn't so. I received an email from a respected organization. This is insane. This is America.

Jailing journalists is unacceptable in a democracy. But that's exactly what is happening at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Award winning journalist and host of "Democracy Now" Amy Goodman was arrested by St. Paul police while covering a protest outside the Republican National Convention. Though clearly identified as press, Goodman was charged with "obstruction of a legal process and interference with a 'peace officer.'" Two of her producers were arrested for "suspicion of felony riot."
To tell you that this arrest was brutal and upsetting simply doesn't do it justice.
Watch this video to see for yourself. Then take action.
I just e-mailed the presidents of CNN and NBC News (which oversees MSNBC) to demand that their networks cover this important story. I hope you will too.
Please have a look and take action.
http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/dont_arrest_journalists/?r_by=803-699154-_2EakGx&rc=paste
While the flag waving is going on inside the convention, a threat to democracy is taking place outside.

God Bless us everyone

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Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain's VP Choice

I was going to blog today about something to think about when you're voting, but then John McCain took the wind out of my sails (and Barack Obama's) by making his VP choice: Sarah Palin.

Who?

Yeah, I've never heard of her either. She's Alaska's Governor. (Alaska, that cold state to the Northwest.) All I know is that it is her first term and she's the mother of five.

I, also, know that she's a very smart choice.

Paul Begala -- some guy who writes for CNN and is a Democratic strategist -- disagrees and that explains why the Republicans won with Bush two elections in a row. The Democrats don't really know how to win elections if they're using thinkers like him.

His article states that someone, given McCain's age, as inexperience as Palin is a bad choice. Hey, Paul, I hate to bring this up, but Obama is in his first term, too. Now, I know my father was rooting for Condelezza Rice, but she would've been a bad choice, as are the men Begala mentions in his article.

Begala thinks it was a mistake for McCain to have "passed over Tom Ridge." Are you kidding me? Choose the head of Homeland Security? A man who is very much in line with the Bush regime? That would be like killing his election chances right now.

Mitt Romney? Too scary to even consider.

Joe Lieberman? Someone who didn't win in the primary, so he left his party to be an Independent. How many Republicans are going to trust he will come over to their way of thinking and how many Democrats are going to trust a turncoat?

McCain has taken some wind out of Obama's sales by choosing a woman as his running mate. It shows he still has some maverick left in him. Now, we have a Black Man and a White Man running against a White Man and a White Woman. McCain has put some of the women's votes that were 99% likely to vote for Obama back into the unknown category. A woman VP? History in the making on both sides.

Now, on a personal note to Mr. Begala: In case he's reading this: You moron. My dad's 71 years young and he isn't going to croak in the next four years and I'm betting neither will John McCain (also 71). Where do you get off making an assumption that being over 70 suddenly makes one old?

In case you're wondering, however; I've changed my mind about McCain and will NOT be voting for him. But, I promise you, his AGE has nothing to do with my decision.

God Bless

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