Saturday, March 30, 2013

Confession # 4





I sit here with a very heavy heart.  Missing yet another important event in my children's lives because of Dysautonomia.  If you don't know what it is please check out my video on it.



   Everytime I think I get used to these limitations, something reminds me of just how much it hurts.  I suffer in silence because if I cried and whined everytime something hurt me, I would never stop.  There isn't a day that goes by that I feel good; that I wake up in the morning like most people and just go through my day.  Our family talks in spoons. Anyone listening must think we are a bit nutty, and even though they are probably right, there is a good reason for this.  If you have no idea what that sentence means, see this post.  A simple shower uses up so many spoons that if I have somewhere to go, they can't be on the same day.  The simple things you do everyday, take great effort for me.  Sometimes I think people take my silence as a good thing.  The "if I am not complaining, I must be feeling good kind of thing".  It gives them a false sense of comfort and I suppose I have only myself to blame.  That is just not me.  I am so thankful for this blog that lets me release some of this pent up frustration.

This weekend also brings back some really painful memories of an event in my life that I would give anything to forget.  It happening on a major holiday makes it ten times more difficult.  I am trying everything and anything to get my mind off of what I am feeling.  I tell myself it's over but cannot seem to purge it from my mind.  It happened over 15 years ago, you'd think it was just history and yet I remember the feelings and anguish as if it was yesterday.  The memories make me feel sick inside, gives me a knot in the pit of my stomach that I just can't get to go away.

  I try and think about what Christ was going through and of course, I know my little struggles pale in comparison.   We don't deserve his love nor forgiveness.  It's not something you can earn or buy.  Christ suffered and died for our salvation.  He was whipped and hung on a cross, He had a crown of thorns piercing His head.  He was mocked, and made fun of. How very humbling that thought is especially when I start to feel self pity.  How unworthy I feel at His sacrifice.

Sunday brings hope and a promise when He rose from the dead.  He conquered death and if we believe, we will too.  It helps me to realize that life is so much bigger than my tiny, itty bitty little piece of it.  I don't believe in shoving my religion down others throats and I hope and pray that my actions will speak for me and my words here offer hope to others.

Wishing everyone a Very Blessed Easter!!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Dum & Dumber, Obummacare Funding Sex Change, Say What??

A lot of thoughts all smashed together in one post.  There just seems to be so much lately that I have opinions one, and I've never been one to beat around the bush.  More likely, I run right into it.  Guess that's the tomboyish part of me...

Dumb and Dumber.... A brilliant name for Jim Carrey, it just says it all.

If you haven't seen the pathetic Cold Dead Hands, you can see it here. (Prepare to be pissed)

Jim Carey is a douchebag.  I'm sure you've seen his video, but if not I posted it above..  First he makes a joke about Charlton Heston.  The only reason he did this is because Clint Eastwood probably would have kicked his butt, three ways from Sunday.  In fact I am hoping he still does, just for the entertainment factor alone!  I just love the hypocrisy of actors and actresses that are surrounded by bodyguards and make movies with such violence in it.  Until those bodyguards are equipped with pepper spray and they stop doing movies with violence, SHUT UP and sit down!!

I enjoyed this response to Jim's video...



Obummacare

Costing everyone so much more than we were promised. (Not like we actually believed the liar in chief that said it wouldn't cost us a dime)

Costing a fortune, companies closing or hiring only part time workers, insurance premiums are sky rocketing, doctors are dwindling....it's a mess!  All we can do is pray that someone can get this overturned!!

Now they want to fund sex changes?  Are you kidding me?  Seriously?  Hmmm, I think I want smaller boobs, they going to pay for that too?  What about infertility?  Tummy tucks too?

Acting on a new request, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it is starting a new analysis that could lift the spending ban for sex-change operations with a goal of making a decision two days after Christmas and on the eve of Obamacare kicking in Jan. 1.  For the whole story click here.

Our Country is Coming Apart At the Seams

Apparently our administration is in denial of that fact that we are in debt.  Stop sending money to our enemies.  The Muslim Brotherhood is not our friend and yet we are taking 27 million out of the 9-11 Victim's fund and giving it to them. Sending Egypt 20 F-16 fighter jets as part of a $1billion foreign aid package.

The administration is buying ammo at an alarming rate and at the same time, trying to take guns from its own citizens. They are spending money on snail sex to the tune of $880,000.  Such waste is sickening, especially when so many of us are just trying to get by. 

"Israel doesn't need enemies when they have friends like Obama!"



Thursday, March 28, 2013

Gay Marriage Comparison...





The best explanation of gay marriage I have heard yet!

" I like dogs. We have had dogs for most of my life.
I bear no animus toward cats, some of my best friends have cats, however I am allergic to them. Calling a cat a dog does not eliminate my allergy. If I am invited to a home and I'm told that dogs are present, I have no expectation of anaphylaxis. If I am told there is a cat, I may respectfully decline the invitation or at least bring medication and make plans to politely leave under conditions extremis.

Let's say that the government in their/our wisdom granted certain benefits to the owners of dogs. I would have no problem were those same rights granted to the owners of cats. However, I would take exception if the rights were granted on the basis of calling cats dogs.
Let the government establish a categorical inclusion of “pets” or some other descriptor, or create a list of creatures covered under the benefits, but the definition of “dog” remains fundamentally different that the definition of “cat.”  ~  Curmudgeon

Couldn't decide which picture so I posted both!


rtdezine: Choose another word, Marriage is taken...

rtdezine: Choose another word, Marriage is taken...: I’m a bit stymied by the confusion over Proposition 8, the proposition that states "only marriage between a man and a woman is val...

A New View On Same Sex Marriage...

I Am Gay....And I Oppose Same Sex Marriage.

Written By: Doug Mainwaring


“I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.” These words, spoken by Ronald Reagan in 1991, are framed on the wall above my desk. As a gay man, I’ve adopted them as my own, as I’ve entered the national discussion on same-sex marriage.
I wholeheartedly support civil unions for gay and lesbian couples, but I am opposed to same-sex marriage. Because activists have made marriage, rather than civil unions, their goal, I am viewed by many as a self-loathing, traitorous gay. So be it. I prefer to think of myself as a reasoning, intellectually honest human being.
The notion of same-sex marriage is implausible, yet political correctness has made stating the obvious a risky business. Genderless marriage is not marriage at all. It is something else entirely.
Opposition to same-sex marriage is characterized in the media, at best, as clinging to “old-fashioned” religious beliefs and traditions, and at worst, as homophobia and hatred.
I’ve always been careful to avoid using religion or appeals to tradition as I’ve approached this topic. And with good reason: Neither religion nor tradition has played a significant role in forming my stance. But reason and experience certainly have.
Learning from Experience
As a young man, I wasn’t strongly inclined toward marriage or fatherhood, because I knew only homosexual desire.
I first recognized my strong yearning for men at age eight, when my parents took me to see The Sound of Music. While others marveled at the splendor of the Swiss Alps displayed on the huge Cinerama screen, I marveled at the uniformed, blond-haired Rolfe, who was seventeen going on eighteen. That proclivity, once awakened, never faded.
During college and throughout my twenties, I had many close friends who were handsome, athletic, and intelligent, with terrific personalities. I longed to have an intimate relationship with any and all of them. However, I enjoyed something far greater, something which surpassed carnality in every way: philia (the love between true friends)—a love unappreciated by so many because eros is promoted in its stead.
I wouldn’t have traded the quality of my relationships with any of these guys for an opportunity to engage in sex. No regrets. In fact, I always felt like the luckiest man on the planet. Denial didn't diminish or impoverish my life. It made my life experience richer.
Philia love between men is far better, far stronger, and far more fulfilling than erotic love can ever be. But society now promotes the lowest form of love between men while sabotaging the higher forms. Gay culture continues to promote the sexualization of all (viewing one’s self and other males primarily as sexual beings), while proving itself nearly bankrupt when it comes to fostering any other aspect of male/male relationships.
When all my friends began to marry, I began to seriously consider marriage for the first time. The motive of avoiding social isolation may not have been the best, but it was the catalyst that changed the trajectory of my life. Even though I had to repress certain sexual desires, I found marriage to be extremely rewarding.
My future bride and I first met while singing in a youth choir. By the time I popped the question, we had become the very best of friends. “Soul mates” is the term we used to describe each other.
After a couple of years of diligently trying to conceive, doctors informed us we were infertile, so we sought to adopt. That became a long, arduous, heartbreaking process. We ultimately gave up. I had mixed emotions—disappointment tempered by relief.
Out of the blue, a couple of years after we resigned ourselves to childlessness, we were given the opportunity to adopt.
A great shock came the day after we brought our son home from the adoption agency. While driving home for lunch, I was suddenly overcome with such emotion that I had to pull the car off to the side of the road. Never in my life had I experienced such pure, distilled joy and sense of purpose. I kept repeating, “I’m a dad,” over and over again. Nothing else mattered. I knew exactly where I fit in within this huge universe. When we brought home his brother nearly two years later, I was prepared: I could not wait to take him up in my arms and declare our kinship and my unconditional love and irrevocable responsibility for him.
Neither religion nor tradition turned me into a dedicated father. It was something wonderful from within—a great strength that has only grown with time. A complete surprise of the human spirit. In this way and many others, marriage—my bond with the mother of my children—has made me a much better person, a person I had no idea I had the capacity to become.
Intellectual Honesty and Surprise Conclusions
Unfortunately, a few years later my marriage ended—a pain known too easily by too many. At this point, the divorce allowed me to explore my homosexuality for the first time in my life.
At first, I felt liberated. I dated some great guys, and was in a couple of long-term relationships. Over several years, intellectual honesty led me to some unexpected conclusions: (1) Creating a family with another man is not completely equal to creating a family with a woman, and (2) denying children parents of both genders at home is an objective evil. Kids need and yearn for both.
It took some doing, but after ten years of divorce, we began to pull our family back together. We have been under one roof for over two years now. Our kids are happier and better off in so many ways. My ex-wife, our kids, and I recently celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas together and agreed these were the best holidays ever.
Because of my predilections, we deny our own sexual impulses. Has this led to depressing, claustrophobic repression? No. We enjoy each other’s company immensely. It has actually led to psychological health and a flourishing of our family. Did we do this for the sake of tradition? For the sake of religion? No. We did it because reason led us to resist selfish impulses and to seek the best for our children.
And wonderfully, she and I continue to regard each other as “soul mates” now, more than ever.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve found our decision to rebuild our family ratified time after time. One day as I turned to climb the stairs I saw my sixteen-year-old son walk past his mom as she sat reading in the living room. As he did, he paused and stooped down to kiss her and give her a hug, and then continued on. With two dads in the house, this little moment of warmth and tenderness would never have occurred. My varsity-track-and-football-playing son and I can give each other a bear hug or a pat on the back, but the kiss thing is never going to happen. To be fully formed, children need to be free to generously receive from and express affection to parents of both genders. Genderless marriages deny this fullness.
There are perhaps a hundred different things, small and large, that are negotiated between parents and kids every week. Moms and dads interact differently with their children. To give kids two moms or two dads is to withhold from them someone whom they desperately need and deserve in order to be whole and happy. It is to permanently etch “deprivation” on their hearts.
Rich Versus Diminished Lives
Sexuality is fluid for many, and much more complex than many want to acknowledge. Gay and straight activists alike pretend this isn’t true in order to fortify their positions. If they fail to maintain that mirage, fundraising for their organizations might dry up, as would the requests for television and radio interviews. Yet the “B” in the middle of “LGBT” acknowledges an important reality concerning our human sexuality.
Here’s a very sad fact of life that never gets portrayed on Glee or Modern Family: I find that men I know who have left their wives as they’ve come out of the closet often lead diminished, and in some cases nearly bankrupt, lives—socially, familially, emotionally, and intellectually. They adjust their entire view of the world and their role within it in order to accommodate what has become the dominant aspect of their lives: their homosexuality. In doing so, they trade rich lives for one-dimensional lives. Yet this is what our post-modern world has taught us to do. I went along with it for a long while, but slowly turned back when I witnessed my life shrinking and not growing.
What Now?
In our day, prejudice against gays is just a very faint shadow of what it once was. But the abolition of prejudice against gays does not necessarily mean that same-sex marriage is inevitable or optimal. There are other avenues available, none of which demands immediate, sweeping, transformational legislation or court judgments.
We are in the middle of a fierce battle that is no longer about rights. It is about a single word, “marriage.”
Two men or two women together is, in truth, nothing like a man and a woman creating a life and a family together. Same-sex relationships are certainly very legitimate, rewarding pursuits, leading to happiness for many, but they are wholly different in experience and nature.
Gay and lesbian activists, and more importantly, the progressives urging them on, seek to redefine marriage in order to achieve an ideological agenda that ultimately seeks to undefine families as nothing more than one of an array of equally desirable “social units,” and thus open the door to the increase of government’s role in our lives.
And while same-sex marriage proponents suggest that the government should perhaps just stay out of their private lives, the fact is, now that children are being engineered for gay and lesbian couples, a process that involves multiple other adults who have potential legal custody claims on these children, the potential for government’s involvement in these same-sex marriage households is staggering.
Solomon only had to split the baby in two. In the future, judges may have to decide how to split children into three, four, or five equal pieces. In Florida, a judge recently ordered that the birth certificate of a child must show a total of three parents—a lesbian couple and a gay man (the sperm-providing hairdresser of one of the lesbian moms). Expect much more of this to come.
Statists see great value in slowly chipping away at the bedrock of American culture: faith and family life. The more that traditional families are weakened in our daily experience by our laws, the more that government is able to freely insert itself into our lives in an authoritarian way. And it will.
Mark Regnerus, a sociologist at the University of Texas at Austin, recently said, “I think you can have social stability without many intact families, but it’s going to be really expensive and it's going to look very ‘Huxley-Brave New World-ish.’ So [the intact family is] not only the optimal scenario … but it’s the cheapest. How often in life do you get the best and the cheapest in the same package?”
Marriage is not an elastic term. It is immutable. It offers the very best for children and society. We should not adulterate nor mutilate its definition, thereby denying its riches to current and future generations.
To read more visit The Public Discourse.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Amazing Race Is A Disgrace...

You go Bob!  I've watched the Amazing Race when I couldn't find anything else on and enjoyed a few episodes and their challenges.  If you've never seen it, it's a reality show where two people compete together for the ultimate prize.  It takes them all over the world and to many different cultures.  The stunt that CBS pulled in this season, was as Un-American as it gets.  The Five's Bob Beckel's reaction was shocking to the say the least.  I knew Bob had some good in him somewhere!  :)  (Don't agree with him, like ever, but still love him!) 



Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Gun Control Debate: Anthony's View








Anthony is well known as a goofball and lives up to the name really well.  He has a quirky sense of humor and comes out with the weirdest things, so when he told me that for History, he had to pick a hot topic and write a paper on which side he was on, I could only imagine what he would write. I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised!  The topic he chose was on gun control along with a few others in his class but he was the only one who chose against.  I was intrigued and asked him why?  He first began with self defense and then he went on to the real reason.....  The 2nd Amendment and our right to arm ourselves against government tyranny.  I teach my kids politics because we live in the heart of liberal land (NJ) and I don't want them getting their ideas and views coming from public school.  It was a validation that, even when he rolls his eyes and says "Yeah, mom, I know, I know" he really is listening.  He is fifteen and I know he is going to be swarmed with liberal views as he gets older, but for now, I'm content to know that Conservatism is alive and kicking in our household.  

I will post his paper when he is done.

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Bible, The Devil, Obama, Oh My!



For the last three weeks, my family has gathered around the TV together and watched The Bible Series.  For a family that is going 400 different directions at the same time, this is remarkable.  I am so glad we did, because we all learned something.  About God, the Bible, and suprisingly ourselves.  The boys asked a lot of questions which we tried to answer, some a bit more difficult than others.  They knew certain stories from Sunday School such as Moses, Noah, and David & Goliath, but there were quite a few that were unfamiliar.  Watching Abraham sacrifice his son was very difficult on me and my mr, because I am not sure I would have had the strength to do it.  My kids were very relieved when it was revealed to be a test in Abraham's strength.  Seeing it on TV, really made me aware of just how much the Israelites were treated throughout history.  They didn't have it easy, in fact, they still don't.  I look forward to teaching, learning and sharing as we watch the series.

Okay, now comes the politics...  Yes, the devil looked a lot like Obama.  Whether the writers or history channel did it on purpose, I have no idea, but personally, I found it quite funny.  There are a few people that could easily be portrayed as the devil throughout history and Obama may be one of them. He hasn't sunk to the level as Hitler, Stalin or Ivan IV but I see a lot of people referring to him as the Anti-Christ, and to be honest, he may be.  He may be just an inept, ignorant, racist, hypocritical, destructive, pretencious, narciccistic, sad excuse of a president and human being.  Only time will tell.

It's pretty sad when this is plastered all over Yahoo, Google, USA today, Huffington Post, NBC News, Drudge Report but Benghazi, Fast & Furious, and pretty much anything anti-Obama is nowhere to be found.  Nothing new.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Confession # 3



It sounds really easy.  Don't spend more than you take in.  If you don't have it, don't buy it.  This country is 16 trillion dollars in debt.  It royally pisses me off, when somehow it's okay for the government but not it's people.  I do not mince words and am not about to now, so if you want to bail, here is your chance.

Currently we are living with my father-in-law in his basement.  We are extremely blessed to have such amazing parents and friends.  They have been there unconditionally and I don't know what we would have done without them.  I have Dysautonomia, (look it up) and am on disability.   My husbands employer went out of business but before they did so, they screwed the employees big time!  They took insurance out of the paycheck but then oopsie, they forgot to pay the insurance company.  So for three months we had no insurance and we had no idea till we got the bills from providers..  During that wonderful period I had a biopsy done, among other things.  Then to top it all off their checks started bouncing.  When they shut down, we were out that money as well.  We looked into all the legal options that we had, but since they apparently didn't pay their taxes either, guess who got their money first.  Yep, the government.

Things went downhill from there.  Mr. C had to have three surgeries in the past year and just started physical therapy on his repaired rotator cuff.  My kids are sleeping on mattresses that have springs going through them.  They are wearing clothes that they are growing out of.  We are paying $1200 for insurance that basically takes anything we might get from temporary disability.  The kids are being tossed around so much they don't know which way is up and we are doing everything in our power to try to make things as normal as possible.  So why am I telling you all this you might ask.  There is a point to my madness, I promise.....



I am mad! I am sick and tired of the administration and their greediness, wasteful spending, and their "so called help."  I can't clothe my kids but the TSA gets brand new uniforms, to the tune of 50 million.  We scrape together cheap dinners and Obama spends 1 million on a dinner for a Mexican president.  My boys are wearing jeans that are too small for them and yet Michelle (the poor people's champion) is sporting dresses that could keep my boys clothed for a year.  We haven't taken a vacation in quite a few years and we desperately need one.  While the Obama's have spent 20 million in vacations since he has been in office.  We are spending most of the disability check on insurance and yet Congress and the president are exempt from Obamacare? Really?  Do as I say, not as I do?  

Obama has the audacity to bitch and moan about not having enough money!  Stop wasting it.  Stop throwing it around like it is nothing.  Do you have any idea how much $1000 would help me?  Do you even care? (rhetorical question, I know he doesn't)  It is a slap in the face to all those that are working their asses off, just trying to get by.  Sacrifice is a reality that he has never had to face and it shows in the way he runs this country.  Right into the ground!  Welcome to my reality, you arrogant, ignorant, lazy, pathetic excuse for a president!

Just a little more useless spending...  RoboSquirrel?  Seriously?

A reality TV show in India. The Department of Agriculture’s Market Access Program spends $200 million a year to help U.S. agricultural trade associations and cooperatives advertise their products in foreign markets. In 2011, it funded a reality TV show in India that advertised U.S. cotton.
Studying pig poop. The Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $141,450 grant under the Clean Air Act to fund a Chinese study on swine manure and a $1.2 million grant to the United Nations for clean fuel promotion.



Amtrak snacks. Federally subsidized Amtrak lost $84.5 million on its food and beverage services in 2011 and $833.8 million over the past 10 years. It has never broken even on these services.
“RoboSquirrel.” $325,000 was spent on a robotic squirrel named “RoboSquirrel.” This National Science Foundation grant was used to create a realistic-looking robotic squirrel for the purpose of studying how a rattlesnake would react to it.


Cupcakes. In Washington, D.C., and elsewhere across the country, cupcake shops are trending. The 10 cupcake shop owners who received $2 million in Small Business Administration loan guarantees, however, can only boast so much of their entrepreneurial ingenuity, since taxpayers are backing them up.
Food stamps for alcohol and junk food. Though they were intended to ensure hungry children received healthy meals, taxpayer-funded food stamps were instead spent on fast food at Taco Bell and Burger King; on non-nutritious foods such as candy, ice cream, and soft drinks; and on some 2,000 deceased persons in New York and Massachusetts. Food stamp recipients spent $2 billion on sugary drinks alone. Improper SNAP payments accounted for $2.5 billion in waste, including to one exotic dancer who was making $85,000 per year.
Beer brewing in New Hampshire. Despite Smuttynose brewery’s financial success and popularity, it is still getting a $750,970 Community Development Block Grant to build a new brewery and restaurant facilities.
A covered bridge to nowhere. What list of government waste would be complete without a notorious “bridge to nowhere”? In this case, it’s $520,000 to fix the Stevenson Road Covered Bridge in Green County, Ohio, which was last used in 2003.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Homophobe, Racist, Sexist, Oppressive, Intolerant...



Ok, you probably know where I am going with this, at least hopefully you do.  My anti-gay marriage stance has had me called these names numerous times.  This is a controversial topic although in all honesty, it doesn't have to be.  In my opinion, one simple legislation would solve all the problems without trampling on either side.

  Marriage is between a man and a woman.  It's in the Bible, plain and clear and a lot of Christians feel very strongly about it.   Please don't get me wrong, I am not anti-gay, what they choose to do in their private life is none of my business.  It's not my place to judge.  What I take issue with, is when the pro-gay movement wants to change what the meaning of "marriage" is.  Marriage is religious in nature and should remain with the church.

Easy solution... 











You ready?
















Are you sure?














Civil Unions For Everyone

Keep religion out of the government. Civil Unions for everyone.  Gays have all the rights that a "married' couple has except for the word itself. Leave that to the religious, who it has great meaning to. I feel strongly about gay rights....we are all equal and we all deserve the same benefits.  Imagine this being taken off the table? It will bridge a huge divide between liberals and conservatives and everyone in between. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

No Rainbows or Unicorns Here!!


Now that is an assault pastry!!!!

I am annoyed.  I am so frustrated with this administration and the lunacy that has become our reality.  The school system is dumming down our children and not teaching them the basic skills of life.  They actually do not teach cursive anymore and focus on handwriting.  They downplay the need for grammar and spelling.  The teachers teach the kids what they need to know for the standardized tests.  It's beyond negligent, and all the teachers I know absolutely hate it.  There are a million things that I feel should be taught to my kids, and putting on a condom on a banana isn't one of them.  The schools have gone overboard with the no tolerance rule and suspend children for eating a pop tart that resembles a gun or playing cops and robbers using his hand to pretend to shoot.  What's next?  Should we get rid of Florida because it's shaped the same way?  What about the letter " L " turn it sideways and bam, another gun!


Gun control is running rampant and rape is being belittled by telling victims to throw up or wet themselves.  Our friends are being treated as enemies, and our enemies are given millions of dollars in aid.  The Constitution is being shredded and crumpled beneath Obama's feet




Obama is harping about the sequester, like a 2 year old throwing a temper tantrum and yet...


We gave away millions to other countries (Egypt = 250 million, plus hundreds of millions worth of F-16 fighter jets and M-1 Abrams tanks ) when the families here and working their butts off to try and keep a roof overhead. The Obama administration made a deal to provide to Egypt, a nation whose president, Mohammed Morsi, leads the Muslim Brotherhood.





The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending $1.5 million to study the “high public-health significance” of why 75 percent of lesbian women are obese and gay men are not.  1.5 million, people!!  That is a lot of money, maybe not to some, but to the hard working, middle class that are getting trampled it is a fortune! 


Some other examples...

    •  $75,000 to promote awareness about the role Michigan plays in producing Christmas trees & poinsettias.
    • $15.3 million for one of the infamous Bridges to Nowhere in Alaska.
    • $113,227 for video game preservation center in New York.
    • $550,000 for a documentary about how rock music contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
    • $48,700 for 2nd annual Hawaii Chocolate Festival, to promote Hawaii's chocolate industry.
    • $350,000 to support an International Art Exhibition in Venice, Italy. 
    • $10 million for a remake of "Sesame Street" for Pakistan.
    • $35 million allocated for political party conventions in 2012.
    • $765,828 to subsidize "pancakes for yuppies" in the nation's capital.
    • $764,825 to study how college students use mobile devices for social networking.
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    [10) Millions In Foreign Aid to… China? – (Department of State & U.S. Agency for International Development) $17.80 Million


    America‘s national debt recently surpassed $15 trillion, much of which it borrowed from a 
    variety of foreign countries. China, whose U.S. debt holdings exceed $1.1 trillion,55 is at the top of that list.
    So taxpayers might be shocked to learn that each year the United States provides millions in aid to China.56 In 2011, the U.S. government spent nearly $18 million on foreign aid programs to its biggest sovereign lender.57 This included $2.5 million for social services and about $4.4 million for programs to improve China‘s environment. 

    In fact, China can better afford to fund these programs than the United States at this point. 
    While the U.S. public debt exceeds 100 percent of its Gross Domestic Product, China‘s debt to-GDP ratio is only 26 percent. ]

          For the complete list head over to Senator Tom Coburns Wastebook!


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          This is why America is dying, my friends and unless we start demanding cuts in useless spending this will be our children's future.



          Tuesday, March 05, 2013

          War on Woman...


          When I Googled the definition of war, this is what I found : A state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state.

          The two words that jumped out of me, not literally, as I don't think they have come out with that knowledge quite yet, were armed conflict.

          War on Women = armed conflict

          Nope, sorry I just don't see it.  So I started thinking about what liberals mean by that statement.  I know, probably was a lost cause, kinda like banging your head against a brick wall, but hey, I never run away from a challenge.

          The first thing that came to mind was abortion.  Most social Conservatives are against abortion because we feel it is murder.  We are concerned about the human baby with a beating heart that WOMEN & MAN created.  A baby is not an oops moment.  It is not a glob of cells.  This isn't a conspiracy against woman.  It is a deep seated belief that murdering babies is wrong, especially because it may not be convenient.





          Birth Control.  Ah yes.  Good old Sandra Fluke.  She wants Religious orgonazations to butt out of her business but still pay for her birth control.  Sorry honey, can't have the cake and eat it too. It doesn't work that way.

          It seems to me that they are more concerned with the abortion after the rape, rather than the issue of rape itself.  I still can't seem to get past the "wet your pants" or "throw up" defences instead of carrying a gun.   It's probably one of the most idiotic things I've heard in a long time, and there have been a lot!




          Planned Parenthood defunding... They murder babies and have no reason whatsoever for government funding.  I won't prevent you from getting one, but I will be dammed if I am going to pay for it!!

          If you want to see a real "war on women" look at how Islam treats their women.

          Monday, March 04, 2013

          America R.I.P



          The America that I knew and loved is dead and I mourn for her.  I am devastated that my kids will grow up in a place foreign to the liberties and ideals that I've cherished throughout my lifetime, all 39 years of it.

          You might be thinking that I am being over dramatic, and maybe I am.  I sincerely hope I am wrong, but unless something dramatically changes, this is where we are headed.

            A nurse watches a woman die in front of her because it's against policy.  A NURSE for pete's sake, whoever the heck pete actually is. The 911 operator begged for her to find someone to give this dying woman CPR.  The public schools are dumming down our children, teaching a liberal agenda.  We not only have lost all integrity in our media, but also in our elected officials.



          We have a president who cares more about golfing and hanging with celebs than he does about an embassy being attacked and our courageous men who fought for hours waiting for his help. A man who releases three thousand criminals into society because was trying to scare it's people into letting him spend more money and when it didn't work, threw a temper tantrum.  A man who has more secrets than the Wizard of Oz and yet claims his presidency was transparent. Say what??  There is so much mystery about him and won't release documents.  If he has nothing to hide, why not be honest?   He flip flops more than well....flip flops.  He has no regard for the Constitution and does what he wants, when he wants and where he wants and he knows no one will call him in it.



          I think he is a Muslim and he wants America to become a socialist country, which is happening more every day.  He wants to unarm our citizens and sure enough, that is what is happening.  I almost fell of the chair today at my doctor when my nurse told me she had to ask me a few new questions.  Don't you know... Is there a gun in the house?  It's none of your #^$%#$ business!!
          Gun control laws are popping up all over the place, along with those the executive orders from the president.  Gun's do not kill people, people kill people, and if we keep ignoring the fact that nobody respects the value of life anymore, nothing is going to change.

          We have to be the change!  We are the ones that have to start standing up and saying "NO!"
          I want my children to live better than I did.  In a kinder, healthier, prosperous nation that offers them the world.





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          Saturday, March 02, 2013

          Liberal Loonyville Has Invaded Our Schools



          Waiting in line for the bus, a Pennsylvania kindergartner tells her pals she's going to shoot them with a Hello Kitty toy that makes soap bubbles.

          In Maryland, a 6-year-old boy pretends his fingers are a gun during a playground game of cops and robbers.

           In Massachusetts, a 5-year-old boy attending an after-school program makes a gun out of Legos and points it at other students while "simulating the sound of gunfire." 

          I played "Cowboys and Indians" when I was a kid.  I was always the Indian because frankly, the headpiece was the bomb.  We played "Cops & Robbers" sometimes using our fingers as a gun.  That didn't mean that we had the desire to go rob a bank.  They were games.  We used our imaginations and could be anything we wanted to. 

           Political correctness has destroyed our children.  It is taking their innocence away with every "zero tolerance" rule put into effect. The kids grow up so fast in today's society, let them be kids while they can.  Stop dragging these children into issues they do not have the capacity to understand 

          Zero tolerance may have started out with good intentions but it warped into something that defies common sense.

          Friday, March 01, 2013

          Tolerance...



          Tolerance = a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one's own; freedom from bigotry.

          This is a word thrown around a lot by liberals who want people to accept their opinions, whether it be gay marriage, Muslim practices, or the ever famous and hated words, politically correct.  Anytime someone disagrees, this word is thrown out and immediately labels you as intolerant or racist.

          Tolerance, in itself, is a good thing.  We are a country with many different cultures and that is what makes America so great, well, at least it did.  I consider myself a very tolerant person until it is shoved down my throat. Tolerance does not mean compromising my values and beliefs.

          I am using gay marriage as an example because it is one of the most widely debated issues of today.  I think gays should have the same rights as straight people do but I do not believe in "gay marriage."  Civil Unions give those rights without trampling upon the traditional and religious beliefs of marriage being a sacred ceremony joining a man and woman.  I will go so far to say that government should do away with the word "marriage".  Change the wording to Civil Union and you have pretty much solved the whole gay marriage war debate that has been going for so long.

          This is where it gets muddy.  We are Christians and we teach our kids values and morals that we believe in. We teach them that God loves everyone and we should too.  That being said, I do not believe that it is the schools place to tell my kids that is perfectly normal to live this way.  That is not their place.

          The ironic part of this is that the ones screaming for tolerance, usually have none of their own.