Thursday, May 26, 2011

Let Us Remember......

I think we have all heard this once in our life but this Memorial Day, please stop and say a big THANK YOU to those who gave their lives, so that we may live!!
It is the 
 not the preacher, 
 who has given us freedom of religion. 

It is 
 not the reporter, 
  who has given us freedom of the press.

It is 
 not the poet, 
who has given us freedom of speech.
It is 
not the campus organizer, 
who has given us freedom to assemble. 

It is 
 not the lawyer, 
who has given us the right to a fair trial. 

It is 
 not the politician, 
Who has given us the right to vote.

'A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check
Made payable to 'The United States of America' for an amount of 'up to
and including my life'.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Wherever My Mind Takes Me....

The reason for the title above is because honestly I have no idea what I am going to write about.  Things lately have been really tough lately for me and my family.  My status on my last facebook page pretty much says it all.  "I am hanging off a cliff by my fingernail and its breaking"  Yesterday was the straw that broke the camels back, you could say.  Is it just me or does that saying not make sense?  What does a camel have to do with straw?  Anyway, through all the tests and blood work and Dr. appointments that I've been through over the last six months or so, yesterday was my last test.  My gastro doctor told me that she couldn't think of anything else to do and that I need to go to Jefferson University for a full work--up.  The problem right now is the blood tests say one thing, then the camera pill says another.  The endoscopy found this, but that doesn't coincide with my symptoms.  My MRI showed this, but my CAT Scan didn't show this.  Too many questions and no answers.  Maybe this alone, wouldn't be so hard to deal with but combined with 15 years of anxiety that I still fight with every day.  I still manage to put on a smile and pretend everything is okay but every second it becomes harder and harder.  It's a bit hard to hide my stomach which looks nine months pregnant.  My back hurts, my abdomen hurts, I get out of breath from just walking from one room to another. To top it all hope went right out the window.  I know there is a saying that God won't give you, what you can't handle, but I must admit my faith is being tested.  It's really hard to keep my head up when test after test comes back and they say four hundred different things.  Okay enough on that, I just can't talk about it anymore.

The Bin Laden photos.....Terrorists want us dead and are constantly trying to find ways to make that happen.  We killed him, and yes, that makes us targets, BUT we already are targets.  You honestly believe that seeing him dead in a picture is going to make it worse?  What's worse then a group trying to plot your demise?  I really don't care if I see it, but those affected by 9-11 personally have that right.  Why is it that the family of a murder victim can watch the execution but those that were part of the biggest tragedy in United States history are denied that right.  I believe that this is a game that Obama is playing.  Just like what he did with his birth certificate.  He is probably laughing at all the "deathers" just like he did with the "birthers."  Why was everything so hush, hush?  I understand why they killed him and buried him at sea.  I would not want a shrine where people could come to honor him.  Pictures are a different story.  We as a country are owed that much.  All our soldiers are owed that much!  All our soldier's families deserve that.  Anyone that was affected by 9-11 deserve that!!  I could care less if he sitting in the room doing yoga.  He put the penalty on his head, not us.  That the media have nothing better to do then to try and sell papers on the topic of him being "unarmed."  He, himself is a killing machine with or without guns.   Why is it he cares so much about Muslim's reactions than his own countries feelings.  Not that I cared for him before but he is truly pathetic.  He is not our president, he is the "worlds president.  We are still giving Pakistan millions in aid, and yet they harbored Bin Laden right in their own backyard.  We should break all ties with them and use the money where it is needed, at home.  We wanted justice and we got it, and nobody should have to apologize for that!! 

I could go on all day and probably would have, but I have to go.  It's kinda refreshing writing when I am PMS'ing.  I don't hold anything back.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Bye Bye Bin Laden......Thank you Navy Seals!

Finally this evil monster is dead.  The U.S,. Intelligence sent the Navy Seals into a compound in Pakistan where they finally put a bullet in his head.  The U.S. Intelligence along with the Navy Seals killed Bin Laden.  Did you all hear me correctly?  Just wanted to make sure we are clear on who killed Bin Laden.

"Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan."

I must say that this comment came off really selfish.  The fact that he took any credit of his death, while our soldiers fought and died fighting against Osama Bin Laden, was wrong in my eyes.  This is not about politics.  This is about justice for all those affected by the actions of this monster.  This isn't about one person but a whole team.  He reminds me of a little kid in soccer that scores and says "I won the game."  I am not saying he wasn't a part of catching Obama, but having to give himself credit was political posturing.

Now the question that presents itself is did Pakistan protect him?  I guess only time will tell.

I am so proud of my country.  It gave me chills when I heard the National Anthem being sung and people waving American flags!!

This is a win for America and most definitely a win for our troops.

We need to keep fighting terrorism.  Just because he is dead, does not mean that all attacks will stop and we will be holding hands singing Kum-By-A.  They are still dangerous.  Do not let down our defenses.  Since everything else is Bush's fault, I guess this is too?  Or only when convenient?

I can't even bring myself to say RIP....because it would be a lie.  I hope when they buried him at see they held him up by his legs and pointed him in the right direction!

Signing Off.........