Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wife Swap Lesson...



I watched an episode of Wife Swap, not something I would normally do.  It was on after Grey's Anatomy and I was too lazy to find the remote control.  Anyway, it was about a family in Texas that was too strict. Lot of rules, lots of chores.  Then there was a family that was "Rastafari."  The family had dreadlocks.  The kids were totally disheveled, and they all slept in the same bed.  The father didn't work but spent his nights jamming with his reggae band.  He kept saying "Ja" would provide.  No proper schooling and the kids decided what they wanted to do for the day, which found them at the beach quite often. They had thirty dollars in their bank account and were extremely proud of that.

The first week the woman have to live with the rules of the house and the 2nd week the family has to live with mother's rules.  The strict family, although it was difficult tried their best to comply with the rules that had been given but it was a total different situation in the "peace loving" house. He would not follow the rules and continually called her names and treated her very badly.

Now, finally getting to the point........  The people crying out for tolerance are themselves the worst offenders.  Tolerance works both ways as does respect.  This brought to my mind the gay marriage debate.  I don't think they want equality.  I think they want attention.  I think they want to tear down the morality of marriage in our culture.  They don't want "civil unions", they want "gay marriage."

I just turned off the news.  I could not watch it another minute without throwing my computer at the tv.  The administration is corrupt.  It is so corrupt that it honestly boggles my mind.  Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Eric Colter, IRS targeting the Tea Party...where the hell is the outrage people?  Why hasn't Obama been impeached, or more appropriately put in jail?  He is either a complete and useless excuse of a president or he is a criminal, probably both.  He is a liar.  He is a fraud.  I think people are quickly seeing his true colors, but now it's too late.  I told you so is little compensation.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Confession # 5

It might not be an easy choice, but it's always your choice. Some people see a field of dandelions as a bunch of weeds. They take a deep breath and groan they see a job, a chore. I choose to see it as a thousand wishes waiting for me to just close my eyes. Take a deep breath and blow. -Christine bydls

This is my life...any day and everyday.  It can be one or it could be ten of them all at once..  They can be an annoyance or they can keep me bed ridden. Imagine feeling one of these symptoms, let alone many of them at the same time. Just gives you an idea of my everyday.

Lightheadedness

Fainting or near fainting

Generalized weakness

Tremulousness

Shortness of breath

Excessive sweating

Delayed gastric emptying

Nausea

Abdominal pain

Constipation

Fatigue

Sleep disorders

Dizziness

Tachycardia

Exercise intolerance

Clamminess

Anxiety

Flushing  

Intolerance to heat

Cognitive impairment (may include difficulties with concentration, brain fog, memory and/or word recall)

High blood pressure

Chemical sensitivities (May have multiple chemical sensitivity and can be very sensitive to medications - may only need small doses)

Easily over-stimulated

Feeling "wired"

Loss of sex drive

Weight gain

Restless leg syndrome


POTS symptoms can vary from day to day. They tend to multiply and become exaggerated upon upright posture. Blood flow and blood pressure regulation are also abnormal while supine or sitting, but these abnormalities may not be as apparent and may require orthostatic stress to become evident. Some patients do report symptoms occurring while sitting or lying down. Heat, exercise and eating can exacerbate symptoms.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Thank You To Those That Gave Their All...

"The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him."   - G. K. Chesterton





It is the 
VETERAN, 
 not the preacher, 
 who has given us freedom of religion. 

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

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

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


It is 
the VETERAN, 
 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'.

There are truly not enough words to express my gratitude for their ultimate sacrifice.
This is just a little poem I wrote dedicated to the heroes that have died for our freedom. 

Memorial Day

Our fallen heroes, laid beneath the sand
Gave their lives for this great land.
A day off of school, a barbecue planned
Off to the beach, a towel on the sand.

Shipped off to countries, far and wide
Their friends, their brothers killed by their side
Hot dogs and hamburgers, grilled to perfection
Swimming, playing and plenty of relaxation. 

Went off to fight to keep us free
their names on a cross, their legacy.
Swimming in the ocean, jumping waves
So easily forgetting the sacrifices made.

Leaving home boys, returning home as men,
Innocence lost, never the same again.
Take some time to remember those we've lost
To secure our freedom, their life, the cost.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Attack on 2nd Amendment, Then the 1st...



Then this.........






Second Amendment activist, James Kaleda, was forcefully removed from a hearing on a new gun control bill in NJ during his testimony.
Yes, James’ testimony got a little heated, but he was still making an intelligent argument.
Notice in the video the legislators laugh as they have their security (armed with guns of course) remove Kaleda before he finished his testimony.
Kaleda receives a standing ovation from the gallery during his ejection.
James Kaleda explains that the proposed NJ Gun Bills will not save any lives but will endanger them. He is ejected by Committee Chair Senator Norcross. This took place at the NJ Senate gun control hearings in Trenton on April 30, 2013.
I share your outrage, especially because I live in the area where this asshat supposedly "serves." You can be sure I didn’t vote him in and will never vote democrat, but I am in the minority.
Some of the comments there annoyed me a bit.  They speak about rising up and going to jail if need be.



They should have all stood up, turned around leaving their backs to them in unison, as they blocked the walkway keeping the “police” I mean traitors from being able to exit.
So why didn’t the other citizens for a circle around him and let him finish instead of just applauding?
So you have a gallery full of ppl supporting this mans statements ! and yet thy stand there and do nothing !? you fucks outnumber them you could have shut them down on the spot ! fckn cowards it’s time to fight, passive resistance is not working and as long as you keep pussyfooting around these fcks will just steam roll rt over you !

That’s all well and good, but I have a husband and two kids. I am barely, and I mean barely getting by. I am sick and can barely pay for the medications that are there to help me. I agree that we need to stand up and fight but we need to be organized and effective. You can’t expect people to vote him out because we live in the liberal land. As much as I would love to see that happen, I am realistic. Just read his facebook page to see all the good he is doing. (Said sarcastically as possible) Don’t get me wrong, I love your passion and share it with you, but we need to be smart and beat them at their own game. If you want to do something productive flood him with calls, emails, letters, whatever it takes!!
here is his contact info : Senator Donald Norcross (D)
(Assistant Majority Leader)
DISTRICT OFFICE ADDRESSES:
Audubon Commons Shopping Center
130 Blackhorse Pike
1st Floor
Suite D-3
Audubon, NJ 08106
Camden City Hall
520 Market St.
Suite 104
Camden, NJ 08102

Gloucester County Justice Complex Annex
114 North Broad St.
Woodbury, NJ 08096
PHONE NUMBERS:
(856) 547-4800 (Audubon)
(856) 541-1251 (Camden)
(856) 853-2960 (Woodbury)
FAX NUMBER: (856) 547-5496 (Audubon)

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

"What Difference Does It Make?"





 I'm not rich, middle-aged maybe, depending on the definition, and I am most definitely not a man.  I do love Chik-Fil-A though!!

I have nothing but utter contempt for a U.S. president who gives a stand-down order when Americans are under fire, then repeatedly lies about the reason for the attack.  To cover his sorry ass, he orders his Joint Chiefs to lie and say response forces couldn't have gotten there in time.  He is a coward.  He is a liar.  He is not only a disgrace of a president, but as a human as well.  


Four men died! They are more than names and pictures, they were sons, brothers, husbands, fathers.  Children will never see daddy walking in the door.  Parents mourn a son that absolutely should have outlived his parents.  Hillary asked "What difference does it make?"  Apparently a difference in the value of human life, or lack of.








 Ambassador Chris Stevens.



Christoper Steven's mother, Mary Commanday told New York Daily News: 'He did love what he did, and did a very good job with it. He could have done a lot of other things, but this was his passion.'
'I have a hole in my heart,' said his mother.
Stevens' stepfather Bob Commanday, 90, of Oakland, said the diplomat would tell his mother his assignments in the Arab world were 'no more dangerous than Oakland.'
'He was selfless,' said his younger brother Thomas Stevens, an assistant U.S. Attorney in San Francisco. 
'He got along with everyone he met because he was interested in them, not in himself. That's what made him a great diplomat.'
His family last saw him about four months ago, Mr Commanday said, when they threw him a farewell party in the San Francisco Bay area.
His brother was not surprised to hear that Stevens risked his life to help his staff.
'He's loyal. He doesn't bail out,' Thomas Stevens said. 'The thought of driving away was not consistent with who he was.'


Glen Doherty

Glen Doherty was a former US navy special forces soldier and co-author of a book two years ago titled Navy Seal Sniper: An Intimate Look at the Sniper of the 21st Century.
Doherty's sister, Kate Quigley, on Thursday called him "an American hero" and described his involvement in the mission to rescue a soldier, private Jessica Lynch, captured by Iraq at the beginning of the 2003 US invasion.
Doherty, 42, was working for a private security company hired by the US state department to guard the American ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, who was also killed in the attack on the Benghazi consulate.Quigley said she doubted her brother was the victim of a random protest over an anti-Muslim film.

"You have to understand, Glen was highly trained. He was the best of the best. He wouldn't have gone down for some protest over a movie," she said. "This was serious, well-planned, well-executed. He was very good at what he did." Quigley said: "He always knew the dangers, but he never talked about it. ... He's been going overseas since 9/11, and he's always made it back."






Sean Smith

Sean Smith was a US air force veteran who worked at American embassies in South Africa, Iraq and Belgium before his posting to Libya.

The 34-year-old father of two was a ground maintenance specialist in the air force for seven years and left as a staff sergeant in 2002. He joined the state department 10 years ago.


Smith's posting as an information management officer was meant to be a brief assignment. A regular player of online games known by the name "Vile Rat", the last the outside world heard of Smith was when he sent an alarmed message to a fellow gamer as the US consulate in Benghazi came under attack.





Tyrone Woods

Tyrone Woods was more low-key, and nearly all his family has kept a low profile in the aftermath of the tragedy. He was a SEAL for two decades before going to work as a CIA contractor in 2010. Woods was beloved by those who knew him as a devoted family man, a friendly and reassuring presence in his Imperial Beach neighborhood — and as a great patriot.

Saturday, May 04, 2013

The American Dream....Free Stuff



Immigration.....  A chance to find the "American Dream."  A country where they could be free of religious and political persecution.  Most came here with nothing more than the clothes on their back and a willingness to work hard. Their first view was the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island, not the deserts of Arizona or Texas.  Some even became indentured servants to pay for the cost of the voyage.  They left family back home until they had the money to pay for tickets for the family. It wasn't pretty.  Horrific conditions on the journey over left many dead before they could even glimpse the land they sacrificed their lives for.  When they came to the United States, they were Americans, free to pursue their dreams, whether it be good farming land to provide for their family, or to be able to pray in peace.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times It was tough! It sure wasn't pretty, but with pride and a sense of purpose they sacrificed and made this country into a place where hard work was rewarded instead of punished.  That last sentence should have never had to been written, but we have a president who is in favor of wealth distribution.  What's just as bad, is that we now have a society who expects something for nothing.  It's gone from a "What you can do for your country," to "What can your country do for you."  That is heartbreaking to watch.

Sorry....went a little off topic there for a minute.

Immigration today does not even hold a candle to what it used to be.  Illegal Immigrants (I refuse to bend to pc) have no respect for our countries or the laws that govern it.  Just being here is breaking the law every day.  They feel like they have the right to sneak over the border and then demand things that they think they deserve.  They march in protest.  In my opinion that is height of arrogance.  If I was a rapist, would I publicly announce it and then march up and down the streets claiming all rapists deserved rights.  I just can't get over the ignorance of such a statement.  Who the hell gave them any rights to begin with.  They snuck in.  They basically made a mockery of the legal immigration system.  To top it all off they have government behind them, defending them and wanting to grant them Amnesty.  Really?  Why have I spent 39 years following the law, attending school, working my butt off, paying taxes, paying health care rates through the roof and sacrificing to raise my family, while these criminals walk around enjoying the fruits of my labor (for a lack of a better word)?

Amnesty...just the word makes me angry.  Why do illegal immigrants deserve it?  What have they done?  Should we not arrest thieves? Murderers? Drug dealers?  Drunk Drivers?  I could go on but I think you get the point.

So what is the answer you are probably wondering at this point.  Good question, I have no idea!   That's the great thing about being an ordinary citizen, I don't have to.  That's why Congress gets paid the big bucks.  What I do know is that before you do anything else, you need to secure the border.  I don't care whether you build the "Great Wall of America" or have the entire military marching up and down the wall.  Okay, they may be extreme but if we don't stop the flow coming in before we "do something," they will keep flooding in.  You can bail water out of your boat all day long but if you don't plug the hole, you accomplish nothing.  I think the solution lies somewhere between rounding them up and shipping them out, and letting them stay but with limits, restrictions, fines, and community service.  Whatever they decide, it had better be fast, before we have another Boston Marathon bombing.  It will happen, it's just a matter of when.