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"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." - Sir Winston Churchill

Tuesday, October 13

So THAT'S Why!

". . . left-leaning committee whose members are appointed by the Norwegian Parliament . . ." (emphasis added)

And as an afterthought of the liberal media, here's a look at those who actually earned their Nobels.

Friday, October 9

Pissy Lil Bitches

So Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for . . . . um, yeah. He won it.

What I am finding the amost amusing about this little turn of events is that the same Democrats who insulted and belittled Bush are now pissing and moaning because Republicans have the AUDACITY to question why Obama got the prize for TWO WEEKS of non-accomplishment.  I'm not so crass as to mention anything about being 12 short weeks from the end of his first year with nothing to show for it. Oh wait.  I am.

This is not a post about how wonderful I think Bush was (because I didn't). This is a post about those Democrats who, instead of crowing with pride, choose to whine and nag about those of us who disagree with Obama being selected for the Nobel.

What? We're supposed to listen to their whining carpy crap when a Republican has something good happen for them AND listen to their whining carpy crap when a Democrat has something good happen for them, too? WTF?

And I just saw where a Democrat referred to disagreement about the Nobel by saying the commentor was being "negative" and "how sad it must be to live such a negative life."  That's pretty damn ironic seeing as how this particular Democrat is one of the most negative humans I've ever read.

Thursday, October 8

Cuz We Can! nanna nanna

I know I'm a little slow on the draw with this one but I just now came across the news article about it.

Apparently the Democrat-heavy House passed a resolution of disapproval of Rep. Joe Wilson (S.C.). You remember him - the fella that shouted out "YOU LIE!" while Obama was jive talking his way around the "there will be no government healthcare for illegal aliens" issue during his socialized medicine commercial a few weeks back.

Hmmm.  The Democrats pass a resolution because someone spoke a truth that just happens to be in opposition to the Democrats' position?  Yeah, because THAT'S such a productive way for our elected officials to spend their time on our dime.

Wednesday, October 7

'Cuz I'm a Gambler and I Only Play the Game My Way

When it comes to wasting money, I've always thought I was pretty good at avoiding significant monetary losses. My first trip to the racetrack in Ruidoso, New Mexico, began and ended with me betting $6 on 3 different horses. Not a single horse placed.  $6 down the drain. When we go to Vegas, I give myself $80 to play the roulette wheel.  I either lose it all or come home a few hundred dollars heavier. But $80 is the max I allow myself.

But lately I've been putting a lot of effort in to being thrifty and stretching our family's dollars as far as they will possibly go. I clip coupons, buy the store specials, stick my list, and pretty much keep our expenses trim.

Two of the items that we all have to buy is trash bags and toilet paper.  I absolutely hate to pay $6 for 30 trash bags or $7 for 6 rolls of toilet paper.  Those two things always seem overpriced to me.  Okay, okay. I didn't wage war on the toilet paper because, let's face it, who really wants to? So I pay a higher price for a very good brand and be done with it.  But the trash bags?  Too expensive. If they guaranteed me that the bags held up well until they made it to the dump and then disintegrated quickly into healthy earth loving mulch, then the price wouldn't bother me so much. Yeah right. I've waged war on the trash bags.  I just bought my first package of store brand trash bags.

This is where the gamble comes in.  I'm either out the $3 for crappy bags or I just saved my family $3.  It's a crapshoot no matter what I do.

Guess what?  The store brand is durable and comes with the fancy drawstring tie/handle.

How smart am I?

Tuesday, October 6


This is a subject that, like no other, severely rattles my strong faith.

I just received an email urging me to forward it on to family and friends in the fight against child abuse. The email contained pictures of one 3-year-old little girl with terrible wounds from her multiple beatings at the hands of her father. The last picture was apparently a coroner's photo of this little girl's back, buttocks, and legs after her death.

She was 3.

Why? Why does this happen? Even if the email was fraudulent and the pictures were altered, even if this little girl does not really even exist, we know that this type of horrific abuse occurs every day. If not more frequently. I don't have the stomach to actually research the statistics. I'm married to a police officer who has seen this kind of abuse just by the nature of his chosen career. I know it happens. What I want to to know is why does it happen?

How can it be stopped? Child protective services and courts routinely return children to their abusers. Unfortunately some people in society still hold the archiac opinion that it's "none of my business" if they see a child who, at the most, is being physically/mentally abused and, at the least, is being neglected.

I saw a news article not too long ago about an 8 year old boy going in to the restroom of a fastfood restaurant while his mom ordered their food at the front counter. A pedophile walks in the door, goes into the restroom, pushes the boy into a stall, and brutally molests him. The whole time the boy's mother is completely unaware of what is going on less than 20 feet from her. She is completely unaware that the man who walked right past her on his way out the door just ripped her son's life to shreds and some how, some way she is going to have to find a way to put the tattered pieces back together. I think of that boy so often. I pray for him frequently that he is healing both physically and emotionally and that one day he will be whole again.

This topic makes me question my faith because I cannot understand why God lets it happen. I know that if I believe in good, then I must also believe in evil. Okay. Fine. But if the devil has control of the pedophiles and the abusers and the scumbags that hurt children, why doesn't God do a better job of protecting children? Why can't He do the superhero stuff where the bad guy gets a wrecking ball to the head when he tries to hurt someone? Why can't God cause the bad guy to trip over his own stupid feet and get stabbed in the jungular with a fork?

And why the hell isn't it legal for me to take my legitimately purchased gun and blow a pedophile to kingdom come? It should be.

This is the one thing that causes me to struggle with my spiritual beliefs. Because I know that in the end, God does not have a good enough answer to my question.

Looky! A Book Blog!

Me and some gurlfrens have set up a new book blog for our book club. Yay! for us! We don't have a name yet, just stacks of books that we all have loved or wanna love.

Making new friends and starting something new (at my advanced age) is so much FUN!

Monday, October 5

Huge Debt = Patriotism

Am I glad Chicago lost the bid for the 2016 Olympics? Yes I am.

Does that make me un-Patriotic? It damn sure does not.

I don't care what spin this dude puts on it, it was bad timing for our country and bad politics for Obama.

And don't even get me started on the "organizers" in Chicago politics who got Obama to make the wasted trip to Copenhagen.