Saturday, January 31, 2009

White People Die, No one Cares

So people are freezing and starving to death in Kentucky, and the media is where? Shouting from the rooftops about the inability of the government to protect its citizens?

Not so much.

Why? I'm just speculating and of course I *could* be wrong ... but I doubt it.

Kentucky is not New Orleans. There aren't thousands of black people suffering. And Bush isn't president anymore.

Now Barry sits in his warm snug office (kept at a toasty 72 degrees) while white folks (and you know there are black people in Kentucky's really NOT about race ... but you know if it were another major minority location it would be front page news) freeze to death. What a jackass.

Where's the outrage??? Where's the blame pointed toward our dear leader as they pointed toward Bush during Katrina? The media seemed to think that the president was personally responsible for the disaster there. Why isn't The One responsible now? Hypocrisy anyone?

The Anchoress has wonderful coverage on this issue. I pray the people of Kentucky get power back and recover soon.

Friday, January 30, 2009


I am very glad that the Republican party finally has a recognizable and decent head in Michael Steele.

I really like this guy and am always impressed when I watch him being interviewed on TV an when I've heard him on the radio. He's an ACTUAL conservative and I really hope that he leads the party in the right direction.

I'd be very happy to see Steele run for president one of these days too.

You Scratch His

He'll scratch yours.

Apparently the (so called) "Stimulus" bill includes tax relief ... but not for regular working stiffs like you and me. Nope.

These tax cuts benefit those who propped up "The One's" campaign with millions of dollars in donations.


$246 million has been earmarked in tax breaks for movie studios that want to purchase film equipment, such as movie cameras and film.


So the liberals don't believe in tax cuts for the rich ... unless those rich are also liberals. Tax cuts for thee but not for me.

I guess it's time to stop working on hop on the welfare train ... since that has also been started back up. In a relatively sneaky and obtuse way.

...thanks to the simple phrase slipped into the legislation, the new "stimulus" bill abolishes the limits on the amount of federal money for the so-called Emergency Fund, which ships welfare cash to states.

"Out of any money in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, there are appropriated such sums as are necessary for payment to the Emergency Fund," Democrats wrote in Section 2101 on Page 354 of the $819 billion bill. In other words, the only limit on welfare payments would be the Treasury itself.

"This re-establishes the welfare state and creates dependency all over the place," said one startled budget analyst after reading the line.

Why do I bother working and saving?

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Best Line Ever

"The AP reporters need to invest their 401k money in a knee pad company... apparently they're going to be wearing out quite a few pairs over the next four years....)"

*giggle* *snort* *snarfle*

I'm A Little Freaked Out

I peed on a stick last night.

Less than 30 seconds afterward it showed two lines ... pregnant.

I stared ... and stared ... and started laughing. What the hell were we thinking?!?!?! We want kids WHY?!?! What makes us think we can be good parents???!!!??? We can hardly take care of ourselves.

I'm a little freaked out to say the least. Hubby looked at the stick and said "the lines are too far apart" ... he's so literal. I told him it didn't matter ... two lines is two lines. I think he's a little freaked out too.

He immediately wanted to start calling people - to which I told him no way, no how. I don't want ANYONE to know ... you know, except those folks on the interwebz. None of my family reads my blog so I'm good there.

I'm just worried about being so early in the process ... if I miscarry I would not want to have to go tell everyone what happened. So I want to wait to tell family.

I do need to tell my coworker though. Since I'm bipolar I have NO idea how pregnancy will affect me.

There are so many other things I don't know and am stressing about now.

Do hot showers hurt the baby? I like scalding water.

What about exercise? I have agility practice tonight. What if I fall? I'm not the most coordinated gal to begin with and I hear that pregnancy makes it worse.

Hell I worry about going over bumps in the road - will I knock the cells loose?

See??!?!!! I'm totally freaking out.

Not to mention we need to put together a will - something we should have done ages ago but it becomes even more important.

What about my jewelry?!?! Our guest bedroom will become the baby's room and right now it is set up as my photo studio. We're going to need to clean out the garage and make space for me to take photos in there. Although how much jewelry will I really feel like making in the next 9 months? Not to mention after the little rug rat is born.

Hubby is already talking about names. He's hilarious.

Okay...I will try not to let this blog become the mommy baby blog. But I probably won't be able to help talking about it a bit. Especially when I freak out ... like now. Or when The One makes decisions that will affect my offspring. Damn him and his "stimulus" package.

No really...I'm fine. =)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dude, Where's the Door?

And where's the coverage?

Just another glaring example of our media's drooling slavish love affair with "The One"...if this had been Bush it would have been on every news channel.

Instead we find out about it from the U.K.

Do I think he's a moron because of this? No. I think he's a moron for a load of other reasons. It's just one more (of the thousands) example of the media sticking their lips up his arse.

Hat Tip: Grouchy Old Cripple

When All Else Fails ...

Blame Bush!

Even though he isn't our President anymore, it's apparently still cool to blame him for our ills. Because of course, we can't blame "The One" who promised us honey and manna from heaven.

So, supposedly, the FBI saw the banking crisis and financial meltdown coming but because they were pulled off their "normal" duties to fight the war on terror they couldn't do anything about it.

"It is clear that we had good intelligence on the mortgage-fraud schemes, the corrupt attorneys, the corrupt appraisers, the insider schemes," said a recently retired, high FBI official. Another retired top FBI official confirmed that such intelligence went back to 2002.

The problem, according to the two FBI retirees and several other current and former bureau colleagues, is that the bureau was stretched so thin that no one noticed when those lenders began packaging bad mortgages into bad securities.

Can I call bullshit? If they had time to even notice such corruption and fraud then they had time to raise the alarm - at the very least reporting what they knew to regulators. This is about covering their own asses and trying to rewrite history in order to save their legacies ... because of course the sources for this article are retired FBI agents .... did I mention anonymous?

How convenient.

Both retired FBI officials asserted that the Bush administration was thoroughly briefed on the mortgage fraud crisis and its potential to cascade out of control with devastating financial consequences, but made the decision not to give back to the FBI the agents it needed to address the problem. After the terrorist attacks of 2001, about 2,400 agents were reassigned to counterterrorism duties.


So Bush knew all along and this was his evil plan to drag the country into turmoil? Yeah, that sounds about right. Never mind that he was trying to protect this country from more deadly things like radical Islamic jihadists ... you know? The ones who want to see us all dead.

I guess the media doesn't know what to do now that Bush is gone and they can't blame him for every hangnail. And of course no one can criticize "The One" because he inherited all this horror and is just doing his very best to fix us all.

Excuse me while I go throw up.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Government Should Do Something


I love my job but sometimes I wonder about the people I work with. They aren't stupid, but when I hear statements like "The government should do something" they should sound like morons.

And then I'm called negative when I remark that the government will only make it worse.

The only thing the "government" can do to "help" is to cut taxes and get out of the way. All this so called "stimulus" spending isn't going to create jobs and it isn't going to help anyone. It's going to create more dependence and suckling on the teats of government welfare. It's going to create more federal interference in state issues (did you hear that the state of Illinois won't get any assistance if Blago is still governor???). It's going to help the grass grow.

Not a single private sector job will be created by this massive pork laden spending bill. Pet projects and payoffs to lobbies are there, but no real help for private businesses or individuals.

What did people expect when they elected our new Socialist in Chief?

This bill is worse than FDR's spending. At least the New Deal built roads and planted trees. Of course it paid artists to paint and write too, but it also got things done. This bill does NOTHING. Except take our money and redistribute it to those on the government dole and create an even larger deficit for our children and grandchildren.

It was really nice to have two full days off and away from the news this last weekend. I was much happier. :)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Over Already

The weekend is over?!? When did that happen?

It went by SO fast and I had so much fun. I can't believe it's over. Want to see what I did all weekend? Head over to my other blog and watch the videos of Trooper and me at the Agility Trial.

Hope everyone had as fun this weekend. =)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Don't Get Fooled

We got a warning e-mail from our Sheriff's department about a new phone scam going around. People's sick and evil nature never ceases to amaze me.

Apparently, these wack jobs are calling and pretending to be a person's grandson - claiming that they were in an accident and got arrested and need bail money. So far it looks like several people have sadly fallen for this scan.

Of course it wouldn't work with me since I don't even have a kid ... but what if they tried to pretend to be my brother? I'd hang up and call him back directly.

Don't EVER EVER EVER send money to someone who calls you on the phone. Even charities. Always request a letter in writing. There's too many scammers out there. Bastards.

Friday, January 23, 2009

What a Ripoff

I meant to write about this last weekend.

A little warning light came on in my car last weekend - it was the tire pressure warning. So I swung into Les Schwab on Saturday before running my errands and asked if they could take a look.

While checking in the lady at the counter said there was a $35 fee for resetting the warning light.

*insert blank stare of incredulity here*

I actually laughed at her. Seriously!?! A fee for resetting a warning light? It takes TWO seconds at most.

So I said, well don't bother because I know how to reset it. She looked surprised and actually said "Really?"

What am I a moron?!? It's a button! You push it! It resets!

Is that not the biggest ripoff?!?

So I waited for an hour and hoped that they didn't need to replace one of the tires (because I knew if one was bad they had to actually replace all four...which pisses me off). The guy looking at it came back and said that all four tires were low so he filled them up and there's no charge.

He also said he didn't know how to reset the warning light.

bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

How funny is THAT?!?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thursday Thunks

I loved Jana's answers over at SpeakDog. lol So I decided to play too.

1. Obama tattoos. What do you think of people who got one?
Clueless morons. Followers of the Jim Jones koolaid drinking variety.

2. How many blogs do you read a day, and do you always comment?
Oh gosh ... I try to read at least my top 10 favorites and then a few more from Entrecard. I have dozens and dozens of favorites to read with the three different blogs I have. So sometimes I just focus on my pet blog one day, jewelry blog the next, and this one later. Except I must visit my friends Sandy and Jana and Pam. :) I feel sad when I don't get to them every day.

3. Do you know to swim?
Define swim. I can do the backstroke but I cannot tread water to save my life. I wasn't able to join the crew team at Western WA U because of it. :( So sad.

4. Describe your favorite shirt.
Big. Baggy. Warm.

5. What is one thing that is ALWAYS on your grocery list? Extra points for imagination and creativity.
Not very imaginative or creative ... I always have Organic Valley Organic Fat free milk.

6. Have you ever done any acting?
When I was in grade school. :) And sometimes at work I have to act happy.

7. I just made a delicious smelling dinner with mystery meat. Will you have some?
I'm with Jana on this one ... you first. I'm super picky so even if you go first I probably won't try it. I have eaten cow intestine though (not by choice).

8. If you are driving in the rain and you see a person walking along the road, do you intentionally try to splash them?
*snort* Not intentionally. Hubby has though! He's so anti social.

9. Yearbooks- do you still have any from school?
A few I think...they're very dusty.

10. What kind of shampoo do you use?
I rotate between Pert Plus and Pantene. But I'll be using whatever I can get for free when I run out of those. I have Loreal and Garnier in the garage.

11. And just to counter Ber's first question from last week.... What's the hottest temps you have experienced?
I remember as a young teen girl laying out in the sun when the thermometer said 100+. But I think official temps were in the 90s. I didn't stay out very long. :)

If you want to play, visit Thursday Thunks here.

Right ... It's Not a Cult or Anything

Just one more example of the scary cult like following of "the one" ... And the empty-headed-ness of the idiotic Hollywood crowd.

Scroll through to 3:54: "I pledge to be a servant to our president and all mankind."

I thought they wanted to end slavery.

And before that some empty head pledges to serve Barack Obama and then kisses his own biceps. Huh? So he's serving "the one" with his muscles?

Frightening! The end chanting is just shudder (and vomit) inducing. This is exactly why we call him "the one"

I refuse to be a servant to ANYONE!

Hat Tip: Volokh Conspiracy via Instapundit.

Whiney Titty Baby

Oh fun!

Entrecard sure bring me entertainment. Someone dropped their card so I went to visit and see what's up. People sure must not read the blogs that they drop on or he would have seen that I'm one of those so called "right wing extremists" that he lambasts.

What a wussy (although in my head I'm replacing the 'w' with a 'p' ... some people hate that word though). This "guy" is so emotional (and I know emotional) and wimpy it's pathetic. He had a whiney post about how mad he was with Republicans calling Bambi "the one" ... clearly he hasn't been paying attention to the adulation that the messiah is receiving.

So I left a comment ... a snotty one yes, but still. His response just proved what a weenie he is.

He called gun owners Idiots.


I found that hilarious!

You know what, I think its a good thing that AMMO is going up ( by what I heard 500 %). It will stop alot of on the On the street Violence, Gang Violence, it will stop alot of School Shootings and Husbands Murdering their wife's and vice versa.

ROFL He thinks that the price of ammo going up will decrease crime!?!?! *blank stare* Clearly he went to public school and was educated by lefty liberal gun grabbers. Criminals don't care how much ammo costs. It's the citizens who care and if we want ammo the price isn't going to stop us. Nor does our having ammo increase crime. In fact, law abiding citizens who have amo actually helps to decrease crime.

It's this kind of whiney, uber emotional, girly boy who helped elect "the one" ... I'm sure he'll be heartbroken like a little girl when Bambi doesn't prove to be the messiah he's been made out to be by his followers and the media.

Am I being mean? Maybe. Things like this bring out my bully side - I sense weakness and illogic thoughts. I suppose I should really feel sorry for him. But since he responded to my comment by calling me an Extremist I figured it was on. He can't refute actual facts ... he can only call names.

Yeah yeah ... I know ... I called him names too ... I can't help myself. =)

Oh ... and he is trying to say that it's ALL the Republicans fault for the economic situation we are in. Oh good grief. He's clearly got no clue and has no concept of how we actually got here. It's sad really ... someone so ignorant.

{UPDATE} Like the titty baby he clearly is he deleted my comments for "nastyness" ... bwa ha ha Which is hilarious. I did not once cuss or use ALL CAPS (sometime he seems to enjoy). I called him a wimp, yes. But I also made points about guns and the actual cause of the financial meltdown. I guess some people just can't handle the truth. =)

OH...and he called me a troll ... so he clearly has no clue. A troll doesn't leave their actual e-mail and blog address. Sheesh. He needs to buy a clue.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Oh Shit

This is NOT a good sign for Israel.

Thank You Mr. President

And no, I don't mean the new exalted one.

I didn't always agree with President Bush (especially on domestic issues) but I thank him for his courage to stand up for what was right, even though it wasn't popular. I hope I can teach my future children the same sort of determination and instill in them the character to do the same.

Feel free to go Thank President Bush if you are so inclined.

Thanks, Pamibe for posting this for me to find and share. :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Delayed MIL Derangement

Hubby and I have been married for over six years now and until today I thought I was super lucky in having a wonderful and sane mother in law. Even before we got married I was thankful not to be dreading having a bad MIL. Even when she moved into the state she was great. And until last week I always told people that I loved my in laws (though we really don't talk to his dad much ... he lives far away).

Apparently I was the only one in our relationship who thought it was good. I got upset with her last week for questioning my responsibilities...she said that I had none.

Yeah...tell that to my boss.

So I was a bit peeved but I wasn't furious. I was hoping she'd realize why I was upset but didn't so I sent an e-mail ... nothing big and it wasn't emotional. Just an e-mail to tell her that I was disappointed in her behavior and to explain why I was upset with her initially. I was (and am) disappointed in the way she's treating her son as well (was ignoring him and refusing his calls).

Then today I talk to hubby (who is off and at home) and find out that she finally talked to him. She apparently told him that he better watch out and find out where the money is going (what money?); that I did nothing around our house or for our family; that he had to choose between her and me; etc., etc. He has NO idea where all this craziness came from. I'm wondering if she needs to be committed because it seriously sounds like she's being possessed.

Unless she has had these thoughts forever and hid them, this is not the mother in law I know. And of course it upsets me so much (and I'm very tired and emotional today anyway) that I start crying at work. GREAT! Such a professional thing to do you know. Everyone loves a crying coworker.

I hope that hubby and his sister can shed some light on this situation. He told me that she never could sufficiently explain why she is mad at me (which makes perfect sense ... since I did NOTHING to her...truly nothing).

I'm just at a total loss with what to do. I am sure that if I'd had a psycho MIL all this time I'd be used to this kind of thing and wouldn't worry about it but to have it come on suddenly is just incredibly disconcerting and upsetting. Hubby and I are trying to have a crumb cruncher ... this isn't the time for her to alienate me damn it!

Of course I'm also PMSing (or I'm pregnant...but unfortunately it's probably the first one) so I finally get home and can NOT stop crying. Just sobbing. She apparently also brought up things from like four years ago ... some of which had nothing to do with her at all. She told hubby that they could have a relationship through his cell phone.

*blank stare*

Just wow. This is so coming from out of the blue. Should I be this upset? Maybe not. Hubby says not ... that it's completely illogical and she'll get over it, but I can't imagine how.

I'm at a total loss. And very tired from crying all day. :(

It's Going to be a Long Day

My coworker just lectured me on the importance and significance of this momentous occasion.


The whole pomp and circumstance is ridiculous and annoying. I don't care who is being inaugurated - I think the whole ceremony is always overblown no matter who is being sworn in.

But apparently I should be in awe because he's black and his parents weren't legally allowed to marry in 16 states when he was born and he's black and it's a big deal.

Can I go home yet?

I don't care what color he is. The transfer of power will occur peaceful just as it always does. He is just another politician who speaks from both ends promising whatever he can to bribe people for their votes. Plus he's a slimy Chicago politician. Bonus.

I'm sick of the whole thing. I see it everywhere. No matter where I go. I get tired of news stories when they are overblown - like the Katrina coverage. I couldn't get away from it. Or the Tsunami. Anything that takes over the news ticks me off. But he's even taken over commercials.

I feel sick. Seriously. Sick. Not sure why. Maybe it's because I have actual important things to worry about - like an uncle in the hospital after having a NINE pound kidney removed. It was larger than the size of a basketball.

There are real issues out there that matter. And I am just in the grouchiest of grouchy moods today.

Just Another Day

La la la la la

Nothing special going on today...none whatsoever.

Yeah...I'd have to be deaf, dumb, and blind. Nothing else on the news. The radio. Even at work. I'm surrounded.

This photo essay on Michael Yon's website took my mind off the impending doom though. I laughed at the dog photos.

I'm so proud of our troops. God bless them for all their hard work and sacrifice. I just hope that their amazing fortitude is not wasted by our new President. There is no peace in surrender, only in victory.

Monday, January 19, 2009


I took a break today. I slept 12 hours and finally rolled out of bed to feed the dogs. I had no plans for the day, for once. I love three day weekends. I was able to get all my errands done Saturday and Sunday so that today was free for me.

I entered all my expenses for 2008 ... a lot fewer than I expected. I might even come out ahead for the year (though not for all of my business time). It'll be a first! Although I still have a few more expenses to find ... I'm not the most efficient paperwork keeper. I'm going to try harder this year. :)

I made some new jewelry that I'm kind of excited about. Now I just need to finish them and get photos taken. Maybe this week but not this coming weekend. Trooper and I have our first agility trial! OMG...I'm a little nervous. I hope that someone there will be able to take video or at least photos that I can share.

What else ...

Oh...I made dinner ... it's becoming a really bad habit. I made turkey meatballs and spaghetti. Yummy!

And hubby and I took all four dogs for a walk ... well, several walks. We can't really walk all four at one time yet. But I had major progress with Timber. He's such a good boy and learning so much.

So it's 6 p.m. and I'm ready for bed. Hubby and I keep going to bed earlier and earlier. How weird is that? I was asleep last night by 7:30.

We're such party animals. =)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Isn't There Anything Else Going On?

Is the Inauguration the only event occurring in the entire world? Is there ANY thing else the news can talk about???

I normally like having Fox news on in the background but this morning it is nauseating. It's only Saturday for pity's sake. Tuesday will be all O all the time. *shudder* Even at work - I can't get away!

Thank God for the DVR. I have American Idol and CSI to watch. Oh and Criminal Minds started up again. I watched Psych this morning. LOVE that show.

Yes, I watch too much TV but I'm multi-tasking. I got my coupons ready for my grocery shopping and I did two loads of laundry.

You know what the news did talk about that I found cool ... Legos!

I love Legos and found the Inauguration Lego display quite cool. Even if it is with the One.

Is it socially acceptable for a 30 year old woman to play with legos? Hmmm...

Friday, January 16, 2009

Get Out of the Way

I so badly wish the government would just get out of the way.

Please read my latest on government disincentive and how it truly affects small businesses just like mine.

Please Confirm

As if asking what language I want my transaction in isn't annoying enough, now the ATM at my work asks if I'm SURE that I wanted English.


I didn't even recognize some of the language choices they gave me.

Then when I finally made my withdrawal request they asked if I was sure two or three more times.

They really do program these things for the lowest common denominator don't they? I'm glad I don't get cash very often.

Welcome to America. Please learn enough English to drive and use an ATM.

They Have a Zoo?

They have a Zoo in Gaza? I find that very odd. And my heart hurts for all the good animals trapped because of the Hamas animals evil. :(

I'm not at all surprised that they booby trapped a school or a zoo. They have no morals.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

What's With the Drama?

Don't these people KNOW that they suck? Just because they make it in to see the judges does not mean they have good voices. Haven't they watched the show before? Some losers have to get through to entertain us!

I'm watching the DVR'd American Idol from the first night. Hubby and I love the first few shows. Sometimes it's painful ... but seriously. Don't these people have friends, or at least enemies, who can tell them the truth???

There are some seriously deluded people out there - or people who just want to get on TV no matter what. I'm sure that's part of it but there really are some people who are without a clue.

Hubby appreciates the bikini girl though.

Save a Pet Day - January 24

Lots of cross posting going on here. :)

If you have a moment, please head over to my other blog, Home Zookeeper, and read about the upcoming Save a Pet Day.


They Really Think a Lot of Themselves Don't They?

Wow...I knew that our politicians were blowhards but watching the confirmation hearing for Eric Holder I see that they really feel like they are royalty.

Lots of "distinguished" and "great man" and "my friend" when discussing each other. Some retired Senator is babbling on about Holder's history.

They really must like the sound of their voice. I thought these hearings were to ask the nominee questions and discuss whether they should be confirmed. I swear I remember Bush's nominees being grilled. Or at least talking themselves instead of having someone else babble on - but I didn't pay that much attention either. Maybe they did. I'm sure it was just as much of a circus as this is.

It's all so formal and the boys sitting up at the big table look so important.

I'd rather watch American Idol.

[UPDATE] OMG I'm glad they are asking the important questions. Some old white guy just asked Holder if he'd beat Obama at basketball.

Thank GOD they are focusing on the questions that really matter to this country.


How Much Does Dinner Cost You?

Just more proof that the "mainstream" media has no clue. And I love how they've closed down the comments for this article. ha! They certainly can't take the heat and need to get out of the kitchen. Since they won't accept comments in the article I must utilize my blog.

"As The Early Show Saturday Edition's "Chef on a Shoestring," Freitag sought to take a traditional, three-course spaghetti dinner and give it a little twist any family would love - on our new, lower, recession-busting budget of $35."(emphasis mine)

First of all...Rigatoni is not Spaghetti. If I order spaghetti in a restaurant and got what they are serving I'd be ticked.

Second of all ... what kind of frugal lifestyle includes goat cheese and pistachios? I'd eat neither of those two things regardless of my financial situation, but still, a frugal meal does not include them.

Third of all ... "recession-busting budget of $35" FOR ONE MEAL!?!?!?!?!?! It doesn't even cost hubby and I $35 to eat out at our favorite Mexican restaurant. I can create a meal for less than $5 for two people. Heck, when it's just me I can eat for less than $0.50. I still like Top Ramen. Add a couple slices of cheese and it's even better.

Realistically though, a few dollars per person per meal is frugal for us. I've managed to get our meals cheaper lately through the use of coupons. I got over three pounds of lean ground turkey for $1.50 the other day. I made meatballs and tacos - we're still eating the tacos - and those two recipes lasted us at least eight single meals (four for me, four for hubby). And I know that I did not spend more than $35 on all the ingredients for those eight meals.

What is it with the liberal elite? I didn't even know what Arugula was until this election cycle. Our meals are fancy if we have all four food groups represented. Our standard veggie ranges from peas, carrots, corn, or green beans. Cauliflower and broccoli are too much effort though we do have those occasionally.

The snobbery evident in this piece of fluff "journalism" is nauseating.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bullies and Despots

For those who claim to love freedom and support the rights of Palestine to exist, perhaps they should start protesting against Hamas. Hamas is no better than Hitler's Nazi party.

Can You Be Part of My Life? finds the most incredible (and scary) videos. Everyone needs to see this and pass it on so more people can understand the evil that is Hamas.

"When you act like an animal, you are an animal."

Your Bipolar is Showing

It's probably a good thing that I've gained so much weight in the last five or six years. It keeps my formerly attractive figure / face hidden.

Yes, I used to be much cuter (though my mom says I'm still pretty, ha!) and even won first runner up in a pageant (don't judge me!). You shoulda seen my smokin' hot bod in the bathing suit competition. *giggle* case you aren't aware, sometimes Bipolar can manifest itself ... well ... how do I put this? Sometimes a bipolar fit can manifest in sexual promiscuity. How's that? I remember times when I'd flirt with anything male. *sigh* Not that I'm proud of it - it did cause some complications. I ended up cheating on a boyfriend in the middle of the night with a coworker of my mothers. How's that for sordid? [He wasn't *that* much older ... 8 or 9 years I think...maybe 10.]

But even now I get these urges ... and I don't even know how to describe it ... if you aren't bipolar or haven't had these ups and downs you probably could never fully comprehend.

I'm incredibly lucky to have had a such strong guilt complex or I would probably have been pregnant at 15 (no I wasn't having sex then ... the church and guilt saved me!) ... but I certainly was a HUGE flirt. I have been since kindergarten when I chased the boys on the big toys. And yes, I chased them! And cornered them. *evil grin*

Of course, I wasn't diagnosed until after I graduated high school, but it sure does explain a lot.

And today I'm feeling rowdy. So again ... it's a good thing I have a few extra pounds and a nice guilty conscience. =)

Bipolar isn't an excuse for loose or morally questionable behavior. I take full responsibility for my actions in the past (and future). But it sure doesn't help!!! It sometimes takes a lot of will power to control some of my urges (no they aren't all sexual).

And this has been a look into my sordid bipolar life. Thank you. Come again.

Don't Blame Canada This Time

Although the tone of this article is negative towards Canada's actions, I for one applaud their courage. It's a lot harder to stand up for the unpopular opinion.

"But observers say Ottawa's unwavering support of Israel in the current conflict – highlighted by yesterday's vote – is a break from more neutral positions of the past."

Uh huh ... it's a "neutral" position to not take sides when it's obvious who is in the wrong? Gotcha. That worked out really well for the "neutral" countries in WWII didn't it? Denmark and Switzerland stood strong against the Nazis did they?

There is much more bravery in standing tall against the prevailing winds than in bending to get along with the rest of the blowing hot air.

Just Who Are the REAL Peace Activists?

Compare the chants.

"Nuke Nuke Israel"

"Long Live Hitler"

"Jews Are Fossil Fuel" (said with laughter and supportive laughter around him)

Compared to ...

"Israel Wants Peace. Hamas Wants War."

"Stop Using Children as Shields"


I think that the pro Palestinian protesters ARE peace protesters - they are protesting against peace. Plain and simple.

Why is this happening in the U.S.?

Granted, it's a lot more peaceful and calm than those protests overseas - even in Britain (where apparently police can't even carry guns) the police are chased off by mobs of "riotors" (that's code for Muslims you know). There are no words. =(

Can you hear the contempt in their voice as they yell "cowards" at the police? They do not understand negotiation - only power and violence. I feel bad for the one or two people trying to stop the crazies. There's no stopping this hatred without force. And the "police" there were obviously not allowed to enforce the rule of law.

I thank God that our police are still allowed to fight back...for now.

I Have a Bad Case ...

You must watch this ... you will laugh. The One commands it. And so do I.

Blame View from My Porch.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

He's Invaded Valentine's Day

I think I might be sick.

OH MY GOD MY EYES! MY EYES!! Are you f'ing kidding me?!?!?!?!?!

These make me want to cry. They are just so horrifyingly grotesque.

Maybe I'm exaggerating a bit. :) But seriously ... who wants to receive this kind of card? I would punch someone if they gave me a card like this. HARD.

I thought we would be done with this kind of worship after the election was over and he started breaking his promises. He hasn't even made it to the office and he's already done it...How much you want to bet Guantanamo won't ever close?

Then maybe I'll no longer have to see these hideous Obama worshiping products.

A girl can dream.

Do I Feel Sorry for Her?

She lost 30 years worth of retirement savings. While Madoff is clearly the one in the wrong can she also hold some responsibility? Or is that like blaming the rape victim?

She's clearly a liberal - you can tell by her article and the things she uses as examples.
"Since Madoff's arrest in December on charges of running a $50 billion Ponzi scheme, I've read many articles about how we Madoff investors should have known what was going on, how believing in Madoff was no different than believing there were WMD in Iraq." long are liberals going to deny the FACT that there WERE WMDs in Iraq? Sheesh.

But I can also tell because of her attitude about her life. Doing odd jobs so that she could focus on her love of writing. "It was always more important for me to find work that I loved than to be rich." Which is great. But not very practical and I find most liberals not to be uber-practical.

Her naivete and, dare I say stupidity, as well as greed led her to invest in a "sure thing" when there is no such thing. It does not matter how much a person understands, or doesn't understand, investing. There is this little thing called common sense.

Common sense tells me that I can't get something for nothing. Common sense says that there is no free lunch (or maybe that was my mom). Greed desires great rewards with little work and scam artists thrive on the greed of others (as well as their own).

So do I feel sorry for her? A little. I mean, it sucks to have lost all that money. But if she hadn't been greedy and naive she probably would have stopped, taken a few steps back and wondered how her money was "growing".

Putting all your eggs in one basket also flies against common sense. I'm in that boat now and need to branch out and diversify but I'm lazy (as opposed to greedy ... I wonder which is worse). We are diversified to a point but for the most part our biggest chunk of investment is with my employer (no, it's not an Enron type thing don't worry). I wouldn't lose my investments if I were fired...they would roll into something else. But it is a large and scary amount (large for me ... not Madoff large).

So she's a liberal, greedy, and naive. It's the trifecta. And while I wouldn't want to blame a rape victim who wore a tight, short leather skirt, busty shirt, and got drunk at a frat party ... I'd have a hard time mustering up a ton of sympathy. If I have a daughter I will teach her to not put herself in a position that increases her risk of this crime exponentially. Does that take away the responsibility of the criminal? No way.

Do you think I'm blaming the victim? Maybe I am sort of. Maybe if Madoff hadn't had so many willing victims he wouldn't have been able to thrive off of their greed. Greed clearly blinded many smart people. Sad.

There is no guarantee in life...everything we do has some risk associated with it in some way, shape, or form. It's too bad that some people have to learn the hard way.

I Won't Drive in It

Seattle is apparently set to go forward with plans for our own version of the Big Dig.

We have a viaduct here that is crumbling. Queen Christine ran in 2004 claiming that replacing the viaduct was vital and people were in imminent danger.

Um...yeah, it still hasn't been replaced and there has been plenty of arguing over what to replace it with.

The powers that be have decided it wise to replace a large bridge, with 110,000 vehicles traveling on it daily, with a tunnel.

Let me just remind some of you about where Seattle sits ... on a massive fault line where we have been told for years to predict "the big one" with massive destruction. Oh, and did I mention that much of Seattle sits on built up "land" created directly on the tidelands. It's not exactly stable and we've been warned that it (the "land") could liquefy in a big earthquake.

Oh, and this tunnel will be underground - right next to Puget Sound. It will be TWO miles long with no way out except the other end. There will be no way for hazardous materials to travel except directly through downtown on I-5.

Imagine the nightmare any accident will create - for those stuck in traffic and those trying to help. I think I'd have a panic attack.

I think they made a movie about a scary tunnel. *sigh*

Somehow I doubt that the great planners of this boondoggle will stick within their estimated $4.5 BILLION budget or 6-7 year time line. I'm sure in 20 years we'll have *something* new.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Harry is Not a Bigot

I saw a news report on Fox this weekend about Prince Harry and his so called "racial slurs."

First of all, when I heard what he'd said I just rolled my eyes. Those are the most lame racial slurs I've ever heard. "Paki" and "towel head" ???

I've never even heard the term Paki, but if it is truly as offensive as calling someone a "Jap" over here then he probably shouldn't have said it. Except that he was joking around with his friends. I doubt any of them were highly offended.

Second of all - it happened THREE f'ing years ago. And this is news why? Slow news day with all the bombing and killing going on in the world? This is what they want to focus on?

I feel bad for this kid. He can't go to the john without someone knowing about it. It's not like he asked to be the prince. He's young and he's in the military - I know what young military mouths can sound like and it ain't pretty.

People just need to lay off.

No Trip for Me

Well, drat. I had planned to head up to Seattle yesterday and join the rally in support of Israel, but it didn't happen for me. Life sometimes gets in the way. It's a good thing in this case, but I can't really share the details as it's sort of very personal. :)

Anyhoo...the weekend was great. Albertsons had double coupon coupons so I was able to spend $27 and save $49 on groceries in one trip and then save over $20 in the next trip. I love coupons. Have I mentioned that?

Timber got to come with me and Trooper to agility on Sunday. It took me 20 minutes to get him from the car to the field ... he'd pull I'd stop, he'd stop, we'd start again and off he went. One of these days I will get him to walk on a loose leash. Once there I threw the ball for another 30 minutes and he was so tired and muddy by the time we left that I knew I would have a nice tired dog...for a few hours at least. A tired dog is a good dog.

I watched another episode of The War by Ken Burns. It is an amazing documentary but I almost feel like I want more - more details - more history. I'm such a geek when it comes to WWII. Each episode is almost 2 hours long and there are at least 7 or 8 episodes. And I want MORE. =) So far only one has made me cry ... though I was tired at the time. I have one more episode to watch but need to find the two hours needed to sit and focus.

Work should kill me this week. It's peaks and valleys with us - and we are at a peak (wait ... is it peek or peak?). Everything seems to hit at once so if I'm a little more quiet than usual you know why. I really want to keep my job and my paycheck.

Happy Monday!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Don't You Hate It?

When you have a crappy day at work? I was supposed to be off ten minutes ago but I'm stuck waiting for a coworker to get out of a meeting so I can go over a few things with her. She's always late and running's chronic.

But that's not why I'm having a bad work day. Only one thing went right and everything just sucked total suckage. Numbers didn't match up. I forgot to make a change my boss wanted. The stupid database isn't pulling the data properly.


I'm glad it's Friday. I certainly wouldn't want to come back in tomorrow.

Tonight I shall make jewelry, eat sugar free Butterscotch jello, and go to bed. Oh wait, I need to go to the store. My milk coupons are expiring today. DRAT! Oh well, maybe I'll just let them expire. I hate doing that though. It's a few dollars.

We'll see how I feel when I get home

Hopefully you had a better day. =)

And People Think She's Stupid?

I really still don't get the whole "Sarah Palin is an Idiot" meme that the mainstream media and liberals (and even some conservatives) hold to even today. It's clear that she knows what she is doing and she is a smart and strong woman.

I really like this interview with her. She continues to have my support - I won't hero worship her like "The One's" followers - but I like her snark and style. My hope is that she makes it to Washington (maybe a Jindal / Palin administration) and can work to shrink government. Less government IS the answer!

The comments regarding this video are astounding as well. Wade in if you dare!

GOP Can Suck It

Son of a Bitch.

I didn't become a Republican eight years ago (well, really eight years in September) for them to become a bunch of pussies.

Listening to Rush Limbaugh can get my blood boiling and today is no exception. Apparently the Senate GOPers had a retreat meeting and were told that they need to be moderate, not criticize the new president, and to be concerned with the survival of the Northeastern Republicans.

What. The. Fuck.

They can all kiss my conservative ass. This pisses me the hell off. I say kick all of them out and replace them with REAL conservatives who stand true to the conservative ideals that will actually help our country recover and survive.

SMALL government - the size of the government is astounding and completely out of control - slash and cut departments and programs and pork.

And if we achieve smaller government then most of the other stuff will fall into place. I'm less concerned with moral issues ... those generally take care of themselves. I am not passionate about gays in the military or stem cell research. I don't think government should fund abortions but I don't think they should be outlawed either.

I want Sarah Palin in Washington DC.

Seattle on Sunday

If you are in the Seattle area and want to show your support to Israel, there is a community rally at the Temple De Hirsch Sinai - 1441 16th Avenue - from 3 to 4 p.m.

Organized by Stand With Us.

I'll be bringing my digital camera.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

On My I-Pod

I'm so weird. On my iPod I have ...

  • All 7 Harry Potter books
  • The Best of Linda Ronstadt
  • SHeDaisy
  • Shakira
  • Michael Jackson (the Thriller Album...not his pussy later work)
  • Acappella
  • Kings of Leon (hubby got me onto these guys)
  • Macy Gray
  • The Judds (brings back so many memories!)
  • Out of Eden
  • Toby Keith
  • And Games...PacMan, Tetris, Monopoly, and Mahjong

What? Don't judge me.

We're Trapped

There's only one way out of Western Washington right now and it is North to Canada. Unless you want to fly from Seattle to Portland.

Flooding is INSANE right now. Hubby got called in for a 12 hour overtime shift today - 6 a to 6 p - to do traffic control on the closed stretch of I-5. Water is still rising - they say 1 1/2 feet per hour.

Thankfully our town is up on a large hill so we're good...except for some minor urban flooding. I'm glad, though, not to be driving to work this morning since even up towards Seattle and Tacoma there is flooding on the freeway.

The rain should end soon, thankfully, although I must admit I love storms. I don't love when people's homes get destroyed though.

Please send your prayers for those affected.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Alarm Scared Him Away

A lady gets on her treadmill. It's dark outside and her windows have no shades, so the "bad guys" lurking outside can see right inside. She's jammin' with her iPod (or whatever) in and all of a sudden the bad guys kick the front door in.

*** ALARM *** ALARM *** ALARM ***

The phone rings ... oh thank God ... it's Brink's calling to make sure she's okay.

But don't worry ... the alarm scared the bad guys off. And Brink's will send the authorities who will be there in what? Ten minutes?

My barf-o-meter was up high on this one. How does she know the bad guys got scared off? Maybe the bad guys knew that it would take time for the cops to get there.

You know how she should have reacted? Run for her gun. That's a lot better protection than any stupid alarm or cops 10 minutes away (screw ten minutes...2 minutes away).

And yes, I watch too much TV.

So, Should We Save or Spend?

Another interesting article (subscription required) in the Wall Street Journal about Americans becoming thriftier as the economy gets worse (or they perceive it to get worse).

It basically says that the economy will suffer worse because Americans are starting to save more.

Uh Huh. And how is it a bad thing to save more and spend less?
Usually, frugality is good for individuals and for the economy. Savings serve as a reservoir of capital that can be used to finance investment, which helps raise a nation's standard of living. But in a recession, increased saving -- or its flip side, decreased spending -- can exacerbate the economy's woes. It's what economists call the "paradox of thrift."

U.S. household debt, which has been growing steadily since the Federal Reserve began tracking it in 1952, declined for the first time in the third quarter of 2008. In the same quarter, U.S. consumer spending growth declined for the first time in 17 years.

That has resulted in a rise in the personal saving rate, which the government calculates as the difference between earnings and expenditures. In recent years, as Americans spent more than they earned, the personal saving rate dipped below zero. Economists now expect the rate to rebound to 3% to 5%, or even higher, in 2009, among the sharpest reversals since World War II. Goldman Sachs last week predicted the 2009 saving rate could be as high as 6% to 10%.

As savings increase, economists say, spending is likely to contract further. They expect gross domestic product to decline at an annualized rate of at least 5% in the fourth quarter, the biggest drop in a quarter-century.

"The idea that the American family will quickly spend us out of this recession is a fantasy. It won't happen," said Elizabeth Warren, a professor of law at Harvard University who last month was named chair of the Congressional oversight panel tasked with overseeing the distribution of the government's Troubled Asset Relief Program funds.

I understand the argument that spending will helps us out of the recession - but how about the argument that we don't need to spend frivolously. Maybe families don't need three cars, a boat, and four wheelers.

My spending has gone down but not significantly. I save all year to buy Christmas gifts and spent most of our gifts fund...that is what it is for. We plan to take a few days in April to celebrate my hubby's 40th birthday - the cabins are at a minimum $200 a night. I bought two Wii games after Christmas. All unnecessary spending but not spending that I see as detrimental to our overall budget.

Could things get tight? Heck yes. If I lose my job I certainly won't be spending money on video games.

But our savings has increased as well. I just paid off my car - WOOHOO! And that extra money each month will go into our various savings accounts. I don't see that as a bad thing. Sure, I could take that $400 a month and spend it in the "economy" but that would not create more security for my family in the long run (though hubby would argue that ammo does increase security and he'd love to spend that money on ammo each month!).

The article focused on a couple of families who made decisions many of us made in the last decade. Refinancing to pay for home improvements, with the belief that the house would continue to increase in value, is something we did at least twice (I think maybe three times). But the bank never let us take out more than the home was worth at the time, limiting us to 90% of the value. And we used that money each time to make a home improvement and pay off other debt.

I also always cautioned my hubby that we need to be careful because home values don't always go up (look at me...I made a prediction! LOL). Thank goodness I'm more cautious than some others. I never looked at our house as a piggy bank for 'stuff'.

I have no idea if our house has dropped a ton in value ... I'd rather not think about it. We're not going anywhere soon so we're still investing in our home. We just installed new floors in the living room and hallway.

Pretty, right? The dogs seem to like it.

So we're still doing our part to stimulate the economy. Just not on "crap" we don't need.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

If You Hide They Will Find You

Hamas has used the tactic of hiding behind civilians and civilian locations (schools, hospitals, mosques) for a long time now, and it has worked somewhat well. After all, if Israel hits a school, as they did today, Hamas can lament and their propoganda machines can send out angry press releases with the shocking news that Israel is killing children.

The reality is that Hamas was firing on Israel FROM the damn schools. The damn U.N. schools. I guess the U.N. workers were just turning their heads and not paying attention when the rockets were launched, eh?

Well, after all, the U.N. does provide transport for Hamas fighters. So nice of them.

I say good for Israel. We all know what Hamas is doing and that it is exactly for this kind of propaganda.

Did you know that Hamas gunmen gunned down so called "collaborators" - 35 people were killed on the off chance that they were cooperating with Israel or Fatah. These are such lovely people. But did we hear a word about it in the press? Of course not. [source: Michael Oren of Israel on the Michael Medved show today...he mentioned it was in the Israeli press but I haven't searched on it.]

When Hamas kills Palestineans it's not news worthy. When Israel defends itself and civilians are killed as a result, the Israelies are Nazis.

Hero in Hollywood

John Voight is one of my favorite actors (love him in National Treasure) and he makes me love him even more with his conservatism and support of Israel. God Bless him!

And pray that You Tube does not take down this video as they have other pro-Israel videos. Useful idiots for sure.

Hat Tip: Can You Be Part of My Life? A good friend of Israel and a wonderful blog. :)

Monday, January 5, 2009

But We Need MORE Regulations

Because the ones we have apparently can't find fraud when it stares them in the face. From the Wall Street Journal (subscription required I think)...

Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC was examined at least eight times in 16 years by the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulators, who often came armed with suspicions.

Really? Well, if the government was investigating there is just no way that he should have gotten away with this, right?

After all, the government is there to fix things and keep us safe ... right?

Thank goodness the government is in charge of social security. We will all be fine.

Here's to more government intervention.

Couponing Pays Off

I had a blast yesterday shopping at my local haunts - Walgreens, Rite Aid, Fred Meyer, and Target.

Target had all their Christmas goodies at 90% off! I got labels for $0.09, gift bags for $0.04, and ornaments for $0.20! I was giddy. :) Then with my coupons and other purchases I saved over $30.

Because I coupon and do rebates with Rite Aid I had a $20 gift certificate, which I used to get a FREE rice cooker. I paid $0.41 in tax for the Rice Cooker, a can of soup, Maalox, and three packs of gum. Hard to beat that.

Hubby has been bugging me to get a rice cooker so now he can stop nagging. It's an adorable little one too - makes 3 cups. Which is perfect for two people. Now I need to learn a few more recipes to make with rice.

And rice is expensive! I had no idea it would be over $5 for a 5 pound bag. Sheesh. What's up with that?

I think our grocery bill has definitely gone down since I started couponing. I did hit two different grocery stores this weekend but in total only spent $80 - and that includes spending a ridiculous $4 on Kashi cookies for hubby. $4! But I got my favorite chips for less than $2 a bag and my organic milk for $2.29 for a half gallon (I can't drink regular milk anymore...blech!).

My best score though - $0.25 a bag for Fresh Express Salad kit!!!! I'm going to go back and get a few more if they haven't already sold out. Hubby promised to eat them and he is trying to eat healther so it's a bonus to get them for so cheap. They're normally $4 a piece.

I love coupons. They are my own personal stimulus package.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Help Prevent More Nanny State-ism

Please head on over to my other blog to read more about the over reaching and badly thought out new law that requires testing of all items intended for children under 12.

I can't imagine that the government will actually change the law but I can always pray and do my best to spread the word.

I've written a letter to my local news paper, sent e-mails to my congress folks, and sent my comments to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

You can find out more about how this law affects small and independent businesses at the Save Handmade Toys website or their Facebook page.

This law really is government overreach to solve a problem created by greed - large manufacturers who just didn't care and didn't bother making sure their products were safe. It is an overreaction and an overreach into our lives - all in the name of "the children" and making us safer. No thought about how it affects our economy or the livelihood of thousands of Indie people like me who sell on Etsy. First they came for the children's toys and clothing ... what's next?

Fox News - Useful Idiots

I get up this morning, flip on the news, and what do I see? A Fox news correspondent in the Gaza area ... with their cameras pointing at the Israeli tanks pulling into position.

Since when did it become okay to broadcast military actions to the enemy? Does Israel have any control over where the news crews set up?

Not that the bad guys in Gaza don't know that Israel is coming. But Fox's "exclusive video" I'm sure is giving them a little extra intel. Jeez. I know Israel gives advanced warning, but does Fox need to help?

I also was a little sick at the "poor Gaza" rhetoric spewing from the correspondent. Yeah, we know. War is hell. Hospitals are short staffed. Boo Hoo. Hamas purposely positions themselves in and around civilians - some of those civilians would probably love to leave but can't - but some of those civilians support and approve of Hamas' actions.

OH and interviewing Hamas/Palestinians. WTF?!? "Hamas is trying to defend its own" ... BARF! "Irael is killing our children." Good Lord. "Mass killings in the streets of Gaza." "What is being committed is a war crime." Yeah, right.

Would we have interviewed Nazis in WWII to get their view? I'm sure the German citizens would have had a lot of complaining to do about the allied bombing. And I'm sure that a German spokesperson would have said that all they want is peace.

War brings casualties. I've been watching Ken Burns' The War series ... last night I was bawling. I've gotten through three episodes. It's an incredible series and it does not pull any punches showing our bravery and our faults. War is truly hell. But war becomes necessary when an enemy is brutal, determined, and deadly.

The U.S. and allies did not allow the media to broadcast their positions in WWII. They did the right thing by carefully controlling the information that went out to the general population.

I guess Fox never heard the saying "Loose lips Sink ships."

Are You Smarter Than the President?

I doubt that I am. And I am referring to the CURRENT president, George W. Bush. Not the President-Elect. I doubt that I'm technically book-smarter than him either. [I certainly knew that there aren't 58 states.] Nor would I want to speak in public or run for public office the way candidates must.

However, I bet that if the media had played some of these clips of Obama over and over and over again the way they do with W's gaffes we may have had a different outcome in the election.

I love this clip with Christopher Hitchens. I don't agree with him on everything (he's a rabid atheist for one thing) but he does unfailing work smacking down Maher's audience and Maher himself. Maher is a loon.

H/T - Two Nervous Dogs who led me to Primordial Slack

Friday, January 2, 2009

Ignorance Combined with Arrogance and Hatred

It truly does amaze me that anyone can blame Israel for the current crisis in Gaza. Stuns and amazes. What frightens me even more is that there are teachers out there, teaching our children in schools across the nation, who think that Che was a freedom fighter and that America is the evil empire - that the world will never be Utopia until Israel and America are socialist or communist countries.

I watched this video on YouTube and waded into the comments ... first mistake. My jaw dropped a lot. First, of course, from the hideous behavior of the pro Palestine protesters - including the classy lady yelling that the pro Israel side needed to get into the ovens. Nice.

The assertion of some of the comments from the YouTube video is that Israel is evil and if they could they will slaughter every so called Palestinian. There are words like Holocaust and genocide thrown at Israel with what appears to be no hint of irony.

"the Israelis with their blockade starved the population of food, medication, power for hospitals and supplies all these years. now they have bombed the tunnels to Egypt restricting food and supplies.

children and innocents are dying everyday of Israeli bombs...

they have made villans out the palastinans, they brainwash americans.

the world is watching helplessly as this evil is taking place."

Yeah...I'm the brainwashed one.

I remember all the stories of Nazi Germans giving the Jews plenty of warning to get out of their homes before being rounded up into trains and hauled to the gas chambers. Yet the Israelis are calling ENEMY combatants in Gaza to tell them to get the hell out before the bombs come. Should they even bother? It doesn't seem to matter what they do - Israel will be blamed for everything regardless. Even as they pause their bombing campaign to send in humanitarian aid.
"Israel is so scrupulous about civilian life that, risking the element of surprise, it contacts enemy noncombatants in advance to warn them of approaching danger."
Any argument that Israel is in the right is shouted down and called propaganda on behalf of the Zionists.

You know there never was an ancient independent country of Palestine right? The Romans named part of the land under their empire Palestine in an attempt to get rid of the independent Jewish state. It was never an independent state with leadership or governance. Medved does an excellent job going over the entire history of this conflict and I highly recommend his CD series. He goes through the history of so called "Palestine" and how it did not existed historically until the partition created by the British - it isn't even mentioned in the Koran! Those who lived in this area were simply called Arabs and were part of whichever government was in charge at the time...Rome, Syria, Turkey, etc.

Before Israel was officially created there were Jews working the land, purchasing (at a fair and then some price) desolate land from owners who were glad to get rid of it (many who were absent land owners). It's not like there was a Jewish Army in the late 1800s into the early 1900s. How were they supposedly to kick off the Palestinians off their land exactly? There was no theft of land. Much of the land they purchased as unused, uncultivated swamp land, with few inhabitants if any.

King Abdullah even wrote in his private diary about how the Arabs SOLD their land, that it was not stolen. The Turks at the time initially liked the fact that the Jews were buying up the arid land. They were creating a higher standard of living for the area - and improved the health of both the Jews and the Muslim arabs. Between 1925 and 1945, the infant mortality rate for Muslims in the area went down by half! In 1926 the life expectancy for arabs in the area was 37 years ... by 1945 it was up to 49 years! Damn those Jews!

History repeats itself ... the Jews do the right thing and are blamed and castigated. They have had nothing but misery and death heeped upon them by their surrounding neighbors. And yet they are to blame. Attacked in 1948 by Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Trans Jordan, and Lybia all at one time during the war for independence, even while they had no real organized military, Israel lost a lot in lives (as well as half of Jerusalem) but in the end they won against all odds and even increased the lines of the country.

But they have never truly lived in peace and probably won't ever. As long as I live, though, I will speak out against those who hate and try to deny the true history of Israel and the Jews.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

End of a Chocolate Era

I od'd on chocolate last night. *sniff* I'm not craving anything right now, but my cravings usually start in the late afternoon and evening.

But I really do want to eat better this year. Fewer frozen meals for dinner. More veggies and fruit. Eventually less soda. Dr Pepper is really bad for your teeth. :)

For now, the dogs are all sleeping. Hubby is sleeping. I'm watching TV and will probably play some video games. It's raining and windy. The perfect day to stay inside with the fire blazing. But no hot cocoa. =)

Happy 2009!

"You Need a Bigger Oven"

Oh my God. My dear God in Heaven. What is WRONG with these people? And why are they even allowed to stay in the United States. They are as bad or worse than the Nazis. Just frightening!!!

The lady who sent chills down my spine actually said that they need to go into the ovens. *eyes open wide in shock - chin to floor* HORROR!!!!

And apparently I'm supposed to have "no choice but to accept" Islam because it's in my nature. *snort*

I will slit my own throat before I bow down to any asshole in a mosque. Nor will I ever wear any sort of hijab. Although I do think some of the scarves are pretty - it sure beats a bad hair day.

Notice that it isn't the Israel supporters getting violent. Good grief...this is Fort Lauderdale FLORIDA...the United STATES!

This makes me seriously ill.

LONG LIVE ISRAEL!!! God Bless the Jews!