Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Have you seen that girl?

Innocent, Confident, with a hint of curiosity.
And an heir of what you see is what you get
Fun to be around, laugh at herself
Never worried
Life is short but what's the hurry?
Bright eyed and ready to take on the world

Have you seen that girl?
That everybody says I used to be
Have you seen that girl?
Where along the way did I lose me?
Have you seen that girl?

She was full of life
Looked on the brighter side
If it was worth a chance she'd take it
Said that life is what you make it
But a few wrong moves lead to a few wrong turns,
And once you're burned you're not the same
You tend to shy from the flame
I hate to think she's given up her dream

Have you seen that girl?
That everybody says I used to be
Have you seen that girl?
Where along the way did I lose me?
Have you seen that girl?

Have you seen that girl?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Jumping on the bandwagon...

This is going around the blogs…kinda fun. The ones in bold are ones I’ve done. 54's not bad!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (does singing count?)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain (does it count if you didn’t go all the way to the top?)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David (in vegas!)
41. Sung karaoke -
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance (I rode in the front seat.)
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Planned Parenthood and the Total Desecration of Christmas

As most of the Nation celebrates the birth of Christ this Christmas , in Indiana, Planned Parenthood offers gift certificates that can be used for killing your baby. Over the past several years Planned Parenthood has sold "Choice on Earth" Christmas cards and t-shirts each Christmas season. Not only are they raising money to kill babies, the card mocks the birth of Christ.
“Choice on Earth”, the name of the Planned Parenthood card, is a disgusting attempt to spread their message of death while exploiting the celebration of the birth of Christ.
Luke 2:11-14 - 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
The phrase “peace on earth” is based on this verse from Holy Scripture. Angels were proclaiming peace on earth and I am sure there was no thought of child killing being part of that peace.
What does the word “ choice ” mean in the context of Planned Parenthood's card? It means abortion; it is the choice to kill your baby through abortion. In essence, Planned Parenthood is celebrating Christmas by saying “abortion on earth”. It is ironic that in the day Christ was born, King Herod was having young babies murdered.
King Herod had every boy two years or under killed because of greed, pride, power, and control. These are also some of the same sins Planned Parenthood will instill in a young woman to get her to believe that she should kill her baby.
Planned Parenthood has become a modern day King Herod. They are more concerned with their own greed than the life of an innocent child.
Their greed and selfishness is more important than life itself. They make women feel like there is no other choice for their lives than abortion. They instill in them lies about how bad their lives will be if they give birth. They make them fear losing money, control over their own lives, opportunities, and happiness.
Just like King Herod, Planned Parenthood is more concerned about their own wealth, power and position in life than anything else and they want to pass that way of thinking onto young women and the world.
They are so dedicated to this evil way of thought they are willing to mock the birth of Christ and try to steal the true meaning of Christmas.
Christmas is a time of joy and peace as we ponder the birth of our Savior. It is a time to promote love and life not a time to promote death and hatred.
Planned Parenthood has attempted to steal the meaning of Christmas and distort it as they ignore the very reason we celebrate.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


How long will this take?
How much can I go through?
My heart, my soul aches I don't know what to do I bend,
but don't break and somehow I'll get through Cause I have You

And if I had to crawl
Well you'd crawl too
I stumble and I fall
Carry me through
The wonder of it all
Is you see me through

Oh Lord, where are you?
Do not forget me here
I cry in silence
Can you not see my tears

When all have left me
And hope has disappeared
You'll find me here

When everything I was is lost
I have forgotten
Where you have not
When I am lost
You have not lost me

Oh Lord, where are you?
Do not forget me here
I cry in silence
Can you not see my tears

When everything I was is lost
I have forgotten
Where you have not
When I am lost
You have not lost me
You have not lost me

nothing to write about...

Since life has really sucked lately and it's not really looking up, I thought that I would post some of my favorite quotes from Disney movies. I am sorry that I have nothing substantial to write about!

"Though we adore men individually, we agree that as a group they're rather stupid."- Mary Poppins"

A lady never starts a fight, but she can certainly finish them!"-The Aristocats

"Faint heart never won fair lady"- Robin Hood

"A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as plain as the nose on your face"-Pinnochio

"So you like to pick on little guys, huh? Well, why don't you pick on me? "-Dumbo

"Don't take gravity too lightly or it'll catch up with you."-Sword in the Stone

"It would be so nice if something would make sense for a change."-Alice in Wonderland

"What's a baby? Well they...they resemble humans...but I'd say a mite smaller...aye, and they walk on all fours... and they beller a lot. And they're very expensive. You'll not be permitted to play with it. But they're mighty sweet, and very soft...and very very cute, just a cute little bundle... of trouble!"- Lady and the Tramp

"No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true."-Cinderella

"I was talking to myself about you the other day, we were wondering what became of you. "-Bambi

"If I may say... far better than any dream girl is one of flesh and blood."-The Little Mermaid

"Oh, dear, dear, dear, Captain Hook. Shooting a man in the middle of his cadenza? That ain't good form, you know."-Peter Pan

"You're trying my patience. Five, six, seven, eight, nine, TEN!"-The Jungle Book

"Trouble? No way. You're only in trouble if you get caught."-Aladdin

"Well, there's the usual things: flowers... chocolates... promises you don't intend to keep... "-Beauty & the Beast

"not so very long ago. And yet so much has happened since then, that it seems more like an eternity"- 101 Dalmations

"I'd like to dance and tap my feet / But they won't keep in rhythm / You see, I washed'em both today / And I can't do nothin' with 'em"-Snow White

"If you give me a headstart I can beat you."- Fox & the Hound

Monday, November 24, 2008

Really? Get rid of the damn sticker! It's not 1997!

The Clintons
Dear Mr. Ex President Clinton :

I recently saw a bumper sticker that said, "Thank me, I voted for Clinton-Gore."So, I sat down and reflected on that. I am sending my "Thank you" for what you have done, specifically:

1. Thank you for introducing us to Jennifer Flowers, Paula Jones ,Monica Lewinsky , Dolly Kyle Browning, Kathleen Willey, and JuanitaBroderick .Did I leave anyone out?
2. Thank you for teaching my younger siblings and I about oral sex.
3. Thank you for showing us that sexual harassment in the work place(especially the White House) and on the job is OK.And all you have to know is what the meaning of "sex" is.It really is great to know that certain sexual acts are not sex, and oneperson may have sex while the other one does NOT have sex.
4. Thank you for reintroducing the concept of impeachment to a newgeneration and demonstrating that the ridiculous plot of the movie "Wag the Dog" could be plausible after all.
5. Thanks for making Jimmy Carter look competent, Gerald Ford look graceful, Richard Nixon look honest, Lyndon Johnson look truthful, and John Kennedy look moral.
6. Thank you for the 73 House and Senate witnesses who have pled the5th Amendment and 17 witnesses who have fled the country to avoid testifying about Democratic campaign fund raising
7. Thank you, for the 19 charges, 8 convictions, and 4 imprisonments from the Whitewater "mess" and the 55 criminal charges and 32 criminal convictions (so far) in the other "Clinton" scandals.
8. Thanks also for reducing our military by half, "gutting" much ofour foreign policy, and flying all over the world on "vacations"carefully disguised as necessary trips.
9. Thank you, also, for "finding" millions of dollars (I reallydidn't need it in the first place, and I can't think of a more deserving group of recipients for my hard-earned tax dollars) for all of your globe-trotting.I understand you, the family, and your cronies have logged in more time aboard Air Force One than any other administration.
10. Now that you've left the White House, thanks for the 140 pardonsof convicted felons and indicted felons-in-exile.We will love to have them rejoin society. (Not to mention the scoresyou pardoned while Governor of Arkansas)
11. Thanks also for removing the White House silverware.I'm sure that Laura Bush didn't like the pattern anyway.Also, enjoy the housewarming gifts you've received from your "friends."
12. Thanks to you and your staff in the West Wing of the White Housefor vandalizing and destroying government property on the way out.I also appreciate removing all of that excess weight (China ,silverware, linen, towels, ash trays, soap, pens, magnetic compass,flight manuals, etc.) out of Air Force 1.The weight savings means burning less fuel, thus less tax dollars spent on jet fuel. Thank you!
13. And finally, please ensure that Hillary enjoys the $8 million dollar advance for her "tell-all" book and you, Bill, the $10 million advance for your memoirs.Who says crime doesn't pay!
14. The last and most important point - thank you for forcing Israel to let Mohammed Atta go free. Terrorist pilot Mohammed Atta blew up a bus in Israel in 1986.The Israelis captured, tried and imprisoned him. As part of the Oslo agreement with the Palestinians in 1993, Israel had to agree to release so-called "political prisoners".However, the Israelis would not release any with blood on their hands.The American President at the time, Bill Clinton, and his Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, "insisted" that all prisoners be released.Thus Mohammed Atta was freed and eventually thanked the US by flying an airplane into Tower One of the World Trade Center .This was reported by many of the American TV networks at the time that the terrorists were first identified.It was censored in the US from all later reports.Why shouldn't Americans know the real truth?What a guy!!

If you agree that the American public must be made aware of these facts, pass this on.God bless America and THANK YOU (once again) for spending my taxes so wisely and frugally.

A US Citizen

PS.Please pass along a special thank you to Al Gore for "inventing" the Internet, without which I would not be able to send this wonderful, factual e-mail.

AND THE REST OF THE STORY Hillary Rodham Clinton, as a New York State Senator, now comes under the"Congressional Retirement and StaffingPlan," which means that even if she never gets reelected, she STILL receives her Congressional salary until she dies.(Would it not be nice if all Americans were pension eligible after only4 years?)If Bill outlives her, he then inherits HER salary until HE dies.He is already getting his Presidential salary until he dies. If Hillary out lives Bill, she also gets HIS salary until she dies. Guess who pays for that? WE DO! It's common knowledge that in order for her to establish NY residency,they purchased a million dollar-plus house in upscale Chappaqua , NewYork. Makes sense.They are entitled to Secret Service protection for life. Still makes sense. Here is where it becomes interesting. Their mortgage payments hover at around $10,000 per month. BUT, an extra residence HAD to be built within the acreage to house the Secret Service agents.The Clintons charge the Federal government $10,000 monthly rent for theuse of that extra residence, which is just about equal to their mortgage payment. This means that we, the taxpayers, are paying the Clinton 's salary,mortgage, transportation, safety and security, as well as the salariesfor their 12 man staff -- and, this is all perfectly legal!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Who I am...

I've been around for 23 years and I probably only know 1% of who I am. I think people aren't telling the truth when they claim to know all about themselves. How can they, unless they base their identity on their career, or interests, or check book. I don't think I'll fully understand who I am until I understand more completely The One who thought of me in the first place. I catch small glimpses of myself... when I sing or write I see passion and expression, when I converse with others I recognize my need for relationship and the desire to be known and loved. Would it be safe to say that who we really are is found outside of our 5 senses (but not excluding them)? That thought brings me comfort because when I roll out of bed and go to the job that's unfulfilling, or when I turn on the TV and see a celebrity that appears to have ''made it'', I come to the conclusion that none of us have arrived yet. Some of us are just better at forgetting that we're lost. I also see that we all want to imitate something greater than ourselves... or someONE greater. It's all around us. We live in a schizophrenic society, where people try to fit in everywhere with everyone, being everything to every person and losing who they really are in the process. I don't blame anyone for it. I find myself doing the same thing. So is there an answer to this way of living? I once heard somebody talk about choosing Life moment by moment. Do we really choose Life as though it were an option? Or do we wake up to each day and look at it as though it were this big uncontrollable machine? I believe Life is an option. and it's in accepting that, that we will find our true identity. I choose Life abundantly and I know one day we will come face to face. and at last, I will really know who I am, alongside yourself. Hopefully mine will get better.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Welcome to the Unites Socialist States of America...

I think it goes without saying that I am both shocked and disgusted by the outcome of Tuesday's Presidential election. I know by reading comments and talking with others that I am not alone in this. It is a sad commentary on the people of this country that so many could mistake articulate for intelligent and ready to lead. It is sad that so many could be swayed by hollow promises. An intense hatred by the left wing of President Bush led to the defeat of John McCain. How pathetic so many people could not look at the facts and vote for the man based on those facts, rather than what they felt to be the failures of his predecessor. The downward spiral toward socialism in this country has begun. For those of you who voted for McCain/Palin, you can take pride knowing you did the right thing. For those of you who didn't: enjoy the next four years of "CHANGE" because after Barack Obama and his congressional liberal buddies get done raping your paychecks to pay for their proposed trillions in new spending, that is all you'll have left.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I will stand strong!

Many of you know that I am strongly against abortion of any kinds, and I want to do whatever I can to fight it. Last night was probably emotionally draining for many people as they saw one of the most rabidly pro-abortion candidates ever get elected as the next president of the United States. Some are even saying that the pro-life movement was set back at least 30 years last night. Last night I watched the acceptance speech of Barrack Obama. I watched as Jesse Jackson and Oprah Winfrey were trying to hold back the tears of joy and hope. I listened to interviews with pastors and civil rights leaders and my heart broke as they talked about Obama like he was the Messiah. I understand that this is a monumental event in the history of our nation. I also understand that our hope lies in no man.

As the results came in last night, the political landscape of this country was changed. Men and women will be either taking new positions of power or stepping down from positions they once held. Laws and policies will change, and we will have to adjust to this new direction our world in heading into. One thing, however, did not change last night. One position of power was not affected in the least bit. While we will have a new President in the White House, the Throne of God remains sovereign. Our one and only true Hope is still our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Two things I heard last night were “change is coming” and “yes we can”. Change is coming, and I am not going to cower or back down in the face of this change. Change is coming, and the battle for the sanctity of human life will be tougher; my resolve to win this battle is stronger.

If change is what they want, then we shall give them change. We will destroy and deny the apathetic spirit that has had a hold on this generation for too long. We need to raise our voices louder than ever before until we see the end of this abortion holocaust. We will share the only true Hope for this world without shame or fear. We will not chant “yes we can” but rather “yes we will”. We will believe what God promises us in Philippians 4:13 - “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me”. I have often said I do not know why God has put this so strongly on my heart, but I am humbled and honored to be able to serve God in this manner. I know that I have a responsibility to stand up in the darkest times and trust in the Light of Christ to lead us to victory. I stand before you today and pledge to you that I will not be defeated by this election. I refuse to allow any earthly setbacks discourage or slow me down in this fight for life. I promise you that I will never lie down or quit; I will stand true until my last breath. My hope is that all Christians will continually stand firm against this, and pray for our country and new leader, because this will be some of the toughest 4 years of most of our lives!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My Buried Life

Do you ever feel like your life is a dream? I'm not asking if you're living your dream. What I mean is does it sometimes seem as though you're only dreaming when you know you're awake? Do you feel... I don't know how to phrase it... But sometimes, a lot of the time, I feel that way. I feel like my dreams are sometimes more real than my real life. I feel like the life I have is not who I really am. What I do and say is governed by everything around me. I don't feel free to be myself. There are things I have a great desire to express, but I don't say them because I'm not at liberty to, or because I don't want to hurt someone, or because I'm afraid of what people think. Every decision I make seems to be out of my control, because I base them on the opinions and counsel of others. I feel like I don't belong here. I feel like my life is only a dream. Like there's a hidden reality somewhere, but I haven't been able to find it yet. Like I'm in a strange dream and I can't wake up. And now I'm starting to sound like a freak. I don't feel like I'm making any sense...... This poem came to mind:

Light flows our war of mocking words, and yet,Behold, with tears mine eyes are wet!I feel a nameless sadness o'er me roll.Yes, yes, we know that we can jest,We know, we know that we can smile!But there's a something in this breast,To which thy light words bring no rest,And thy gay smiles no anodyne.Give me thy hand, and hush awhile,And turn those limpid eyes on mine,And let me read there, love! thy inmost soul.
Alas! is even love too weak. To unlock the heart, and let it speak?Are even lovers powerless to reveal. To one another what indeed they feel?I knew the mass of men conceal'd. Their thoughts, for fear that if reveal'd. They would by other men be met. With blank indifference, or with blame reproved;I knew they lived and moved. Trick'd in disguises, alien to the rest Of men, and alien to themselves--and yet The same heart beats in every human breast!
But we, my love!--doth a like spell benumb Our hearts, our voices?--must we too be dumb?
Ah! well for us, if even we,Even for a moment, can get free Our heart, and have our lips unchained;For that which seals them hath been deep-ordained!
Fate, which foresaw How frivolous a baby man would be--By what distractions he would be possessed,How he would pour himself in every strife,And well-nigh change his own identity--That it might keep from his capricious play His genuine self, and force him to obey Even in his own despite his being's law,Bade through the deep recesses of our breast The unregarded river of our life Pursue with indiscernible flow its way;And that we should not see the buried stream, and seem to be Eddying at large in blind uncertainty,Though driving on with it eternally.
But often, in the world's most crowded streets,But often, in the din of strife,There rises an unspeakable desire After the knowledge of our buried life;A thirst to spend our fire and restless force In tracking out our true, original course;A longing to inquire Into the mystery of this heart which beats So wild, so deep in us--to know Whence our lives come and where they go.And many a man in his own breast then delves,But deep enough, alas! none ever mines.And we have been on many thousand lines,And we have shown, on each, spirit and power;But hardly have we, for one little hour,Been on our own line, have we been ourselves--Hardly had skill to utter one of all The nameless feelings that course through our breast,But they course on for ever unexpressed.And long we try in vain to speak and act Our hidden self, and what we say and Do is eloquent, is well--but 'tis not true!And then we will no more be racked with inward striving, and demand Of all the thousand nothings of the hour Their stupefying power;Ah yes, and they benumb us at our call!Yet still, from time to time, vague and forlorn,From the soul's subterranean depth upborne As from an infinitely distant land,Come airs, and floating echoes, and convey A melancholy into all our day.
Only--but this is rare--When a beloved hand is laid in ours,When, jaded with the rush and glare Of the interminable hours,Our eyes can in another's eyes read clear,When our world-deafened ear Is by the tones of a loved voice caressed--A bolt is shot back somewhere in our breast,And a lost pulse of feeling stirs again.The eye sinks inward, and the heart lies plain,And what we mean, we say, and what we would, we know.A man becomes aware of his life's flow,And hears its winding murmur; and he sees The meadows where it glides, the sun, the breeze.
And there arrives a lull in the hot race Wherein he doth for ever chase That flying and elusive shadow, rest.An air of coolness plays upon his face,And an unwonted calm pervades his breast.And then he thinks he knows The hills where his life rose,And the sea where it goes.
~ Matthew Arnold ~

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Now isn't this something to think about!
If Barack Obama would apply for a job with the FBI or with the Secret Service, he would be disqualified because of his past association with William Ayers, a known terrorist & many other questionables.
If he is elected President he would not qualify to be his own body guard!
(And the majority of the people don't seem to care)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Romanticizing Obama

I think I have finally come to understand the reason Barack Obama appeals to many of his devoted followers despite his lack of accomplishment. The world of romance, not politics, must be our guide.

Reading the most recent polls, I've been rather bewildered by the enthusiasm American voters have for a Barack Obama presidency. There's so much about him that seems antithetical to holding the preeminent job in America.

It's true that the media has built a pretty tight firewall around him, insulating Americans from the less savory information in his past. Few outside of political junkies know about the depths and breadth of his Rezko association; the $100 million dollars he and Bill Ayers frivoled away propping up radical Chicago groups, rather than Chicago schools; his surprisingly close relationship with that same Bill Ayers, the one who was behind the Pentagon bombing; his mentorship from Communist and pedophile, Frank Marshall Davis; his numerous and overlapping links to organizations committed to America's demise; or the fact that his term in the Illinois Senate saw a profound degradation in the standard of living that his constituents enjoyed.

Still, even with that media padding, and rapturous leg quivering, the media has had to concede a few things about Obama. Voters know that he spent 20 years attending weekly sermons from a man who loathes America; they know that he spent a significant chunk of his career as a community organizer, a "profession" most Americans would find impossible either to define or to justify; they know that he was a law professor who never managed to publish anything; they know that he didn't sponsor any significant legislation during his tenure in the Illinois Senate; they know that he didn't sponsor any significant legislation during his tenure in the United States Senate; and they know that he's spent virtually all of his undistinguished time in the United States Senate campaigning to become president. In other words, no matter how the media tries to protect Obama from his own past, the facts that have leaked out reveal a man of little experience and no accomplishments.

In my world, accomplishments matter. If I'm giving someone the highest executive office in the land, I'd kind of like that person to have a positive track record. That's why I liked Romney. Everything he touched turned to gold, not just gold lining his own pockets, but gold for everyone else connected to the project. That's also why I like McCain. He may not be a Romney-esque money machine, but he has a record of accomplishment. Whether or not one likes what he ended up doing, he at least got things done. Not so Obama. Even the least informed Americans must know that he's done nothing in his career but talk.

Faced with what appears to me to be a conundrum -- why the majority of voting Americans would prefer for president a man whose resume is a big fat zero - I asked a friend for his opinion. He said (and I think he's right), that most people don't care about Obama's past record of accomplishments. Instead, he says, they simply like what they hear. He's promising them a lot of things -- such as a crystalline, pre-industrial environment, without any economic downsides; peace and harmony with the baddest of bad guys; universal health care; and wealth for all -- and they believe those promises, despite the fact that Obama's ineffective resume shouldn't give them reason to believe that he can follow through on any of his promises.

And just like that, I suddenly got it. I got why Americans are flocking to Obama: They are precisely like the woman who wants to marry a romantic bad boy.

Sure, he's been running around on her, and he can get pretty verbally abusive. Still he always tells her he loves her and he promises her that things will get better. With those promises echoing in her head, she's absolutely certain that, if she can just get him to the altar, he'll improve. The act of marriage will magically transform him from an abusive boyfriend who makes pretty speeches into the man of her dreams -- one who is precisely as good as he promises to be. The fact that her friends keep pointing out his myriad failings and that they remind her that the leopard can't change his spots is irrelevant. He says he loves her and if, she can just force that marriage, he'll suddenly realize that he has to change.I bet all of you, man and woman, have seen this scenario play out in the life of at least one woman you know. (And yes, that's sexist, but I don't know any men who go through this bizarre "she treats me horribly now, but she'll magically improve later" game.) And I ask you, those of you who have seen this or lived this: Does the man ever change, either because of the ceremony or because the woman wants him to?

I've never seen it happen. I have seen some men change, but that's come from within, and usually goes along with hitting rock bottom and then finding God. The wedding ring had nothing to do with it.

Right now, voters are thrilling to the feeling of dating the political bad boy, the cool guy who talks a good line, but who has a trail of personal and professional failures in his wake (and some pretty unsavory friends too). Everybody wants to date the bad boy once and a while. But the thing is, you don't marry the bad boy. Just as marriage to the bad boy won't magically make him better, a presidential inauguration won't transform the anti-American, unaccomplished Barack Obama into an effective statesman imbued with a true love for his country.

So, if you voters think there is more to this Barack Obama than just pretty words, I suggest that you do with him exactly what I'd suggest if you were a young woman infatuated with the bad boy: Wait a while (four years? eight years? twelve years?) and see whether, with time, he either grows up and grows out of it, or if he follows that downward trajectory, validating your decision to reject him in the first place.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

This is me not doing homework!

My mind wandered a bit while I was doing homework, hence the things I thought were

When people say, "I'm so tired it's not even funny" or "my head hurts so much it's not even funny", why would it even be funny in the first place?
Do stairs go up or down?
Do coffins have lifetime guarantees?
Why do the numbers on phones go down while the numbers on calculators go up?
Why is there a top line on lined paper if we never use it?
When French people swear do they say pardon my English?
If the sky is the limit, then what is space, over the limit?
Why does the last piece of ice always stick to the bottom of the cup?
Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze these dangly things here and drink what comes out"?
Isn't Disney World just a people trap operated by a mouse?
Who was the first person to say, "See that chicken over there ... I'm gonna eat the first thing that comes out if its butt"?
Why don't the hairs on your arms get split ends?
If an atheist has to go to court, do they make him swear on the Bible?
Isn't it funny how the word 'politics' is made up of the words 'poli' meaning 'many' in Latin, and 'tics' as in 'bloodsucking creatures'?
Why is it illegal to park in a handicapped parking space but its ok to use a handicapped toilet?
If you were under house arrest and you lived in a mobile home, wouldn't you be able to go anywhere you want?
Why is it when we laugh in school the teachers say do you find something funny? When obviously we do?
Why is it that when we are humming and then we plug our nose, our humming stops? Do people really hum through their nose, or their mouths? (AND…I know you all just did that)
If the weather man says "it's a 50% chance of rain" does that mean he has no idea if its going to rain or not?

Monday, October 13, 2008

So I got this on myspace....

My friend sent me this on myspace, so I thought I would poste it hear for your enjoyment.

The rules are:~Post the rules on your blog~Write 6 random things about yourself~Tag 6 people at the end of your post~If you are tagged, just do it, and pass the tag along!

1. I have a hard time trusting people

2. I have sung in some sort of choir since I was in 1st grade. And sing constantly...

3. I am obsessed with politics!

4. I helped my dad raise my 3 younger siblings from the time I was 10 because my mother walked out and abandoned our family.

5. I work with children diagnosed with autism as an autism interventionist.

6. My main goal in life is to be a wife, mother and teacher.

Ok, so here’s who I tag!

Jessica H
Pete E
anyone else willing....

Friday, October 10, 2008

vote our convictions!
What does Obama prefer to read?

He is reading "The Post-America World". It is Muslim's view on the
fall and collapse of the United States as a Super Power.

Why I am Republican

Why I’m a Republican....
Let me begin by saying that I watch politics like most men watch sports. I yell, throw things, cuss, stomp my feet, and get downright pissed off. Some of my friends have already practically banned talk of politics while I am at their house, because I get so fired up. Politics is one of my passions, and while I know most of you will disagree, I feel as though it's borderline unpatriotic NOT to take an active interest.Rather than list all of the reasons I despise Barack Obama and all of the reasons he and his party scare the hell out of me, I will spare you another one of my anti-liberal rants, and explain a few reasons exactly WHY I am a Republican.

We as Americans are being taxed to death in this country, and personally, I would kind of like to keep more of the money I earn. At the risk of sounding like a heartless bitch, I do not want my money going to welfare programs of any kind. Yes, I am fully aware that there are people less fortunate than me, but I am a firm believer that there is always room to succeed in this country. Ihave just started a new job after not working for 3 months, but do you see me asking for any sort of handout? No. I am milking my savings, and have made DRASTIC lifestyle changes. I no longer shop every weekend, or go out all of the time. This is not something I enjoy, but I am doing it. The part that disgusts me is that there are so many people out there who chose to go on welfare rather than suck it up and get a job at McDonald's. You do what you have to do to get by, and if you don't want to bother doing that, than I don't want to have any part in supporting your ass. Also pertaining to money, social security is a disaster. We are the ones who pay into it and we should have a say as to what we do with it or where that money goes.

I believe life begins at the moment of conception. Sorry if this offends anyone, but I do. I am adamantly opposed to abortion, and I do not want any of my tax dollars going to organizations like Planned Parenthood or any other organization that performs, advocates or condones abortion. I want to be assured that the candidate I chose to vote for in the Presidential election will only appoint Supreme Court justices that will push to overturn Roe v. Wade. Bare in mind, I do not judge anyone who has chosen to terminate a pregnancy, I just do not agree with it.

Global warming is not a big issue for me. That's not to say I don't think it might exist, I just agree that it is inevitable, and we do not need to go over the top trying to stop it. I do not think it should be a political issue, and the government does not need to be involved in it. The way I see it, the whole "go green" movement is a fad. Much like the pogo balls and slap bracelets we just had to have when we were kids, it will eventually pass, and something else will be the cool thing to do.

Capital punishment isn't inhumane. I believe if you intentionally and maliciously take a life, you deserve the chair, lethal injection, firing squad, hanging, or whatever method of capital punishment your state chooses. The only disagreement I have with the death penalty is that we do not use it enough. I think it should be extended beyond first degree murder to include serious crimes committed against children as well.

I also believe that the Second Amendment needs to be protected by our federal government. While I do agree with background checks being required to purchase firearms, I also am a firm believer in conceal and carry laws. Furthermore, as an unmarried female who generally lives alone, I would like to have protection should someone break into my home intending to do me harm. The last thing I want is stricter gun control laws that may prevent such a thing. Guns don't kill people. People kill people.

Gay marriage is another issue. I am not going to judge those who are gay or agree with it, I truly believe that marriage was intended to be between a man and a woman. In fact, I truly feel that the federal government needs to be less involved in the lives of its citizens. We need to be more independent and self-efficient rather than depending on the government to help us out or bail us out anytime we have the slightest problem.

Now for the shocker: I am not an old, white-haired, rich man with a trophy wife and more money than I know what to do with. Nor am I a bible thumping, gun-toting, homophobic, redneck racist, as stereotypes of Republicans would lead you to believe.It isn't fair to assume that's what makes a Republican, although I know many people buy into the whole stereotype. I like many of my fellow Republican friends and a female in my mid 20's, not rich, redneck, or racist, although I am a Bible believer. I chose the party I did because they are more in sync with my beliefs, both moral and ethical. It astounds me that so many people align themselves with the left based on their stereotypes of the right. I encourage anyone who reads this to please, ignore the stereotyping and preconceived notions of left and right, and chose the one that's right for you.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

New Blog!

Hey everyone! Well I decided that I loathed my other blog site, so I have decided to join everyone at Hopefully what I write will interest someone!