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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Kerry Insults Military and Disgraces Himself (Again)

John Kerry once again proved himself to be yet another anti-Bush, anti-Republican, anti-military lackey who has stepped way over the line with his statements.

In an address given to students at Pasadena City College (while stumping for California Democrat, Phil Angelides), Kerry said, " You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. And if you don't, you get stuck in Iraq...". One report states that Kerry's comments were met with cheers and gasps.

In response to Kerry's comments, President Bush said that Kerry owed the entire U.S. military (of which Kerry repeatedly boasted being a part of during his 2004 presidential campaign) and apology. Said Bush, "The senator's suggestion that the men and women of our military are somehow uneducated is insulting and shameful. The members of the United States military are plenty smart and they are plenty brave, and the senator from Massachusetts owes them an apology...Whatever party you're in in America, our troops deserve the full support of our government."

So Kerry stepped in it big-time, once again. But did he have the grace to apologize and stop the damage there? Oh no, he most certainly didn't.

Throughout the rest of the day, Kerry responded to President Bush's remarks with increasinly hostile words. Kerry said, "I am sick and tired of a bunch of despicable Republicans who will not take responsibility for their own mistakes...Enough is enough. We are not going to stand for this. ... The American people are going to take this to the polls next Tuesday."

Of course, Kerry did try (poorly) to cover his rear end by saying that he was making a joke about the Bush administration. He said, "If anyone thinks that a veteran, someone like me, who's been fighting my entire career to provide for veterans, to fight for their benefits, to help honor what their service is, if anybody thinks that a veteran would somehow criticize more than 140,000 troops serving in Iraq and not the president and his people who put them there, they're crazy,".

Well, call me crazy (and I'm sure you would if given the chance), Sen. Kerry, but I'm pretty darn certain that you insulted the military with your statement because you called them uneducated and lazy, with no other options. What about that is complimentary, might I ask?

Then Kerry got really, really ugly (and that's saying something!). Kerry said, "I'm sick and tired of these despicable Republican attacks that always seem to come from those who never can be found to serve in war, but love to attack those who did...I'm not going to be lectured by a stuffed suit White House mouthpiece standing behind a podium, or doughy Rush Limbaugh, who no doubt today will take a break from belittling Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's disease to start lying about me just as they have lied about Iraq. It disgusts me."

Well Sen. Kerry, you disgust me.

Quotes taken from Fox News.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Muslim Cleric Views Women as Pieces of Meat

This is going to be a short post simply because I don't really think that much needs to be said. Any sane logical human being can read the muslim cleric's comments and judge for themselves what the true muslim view of women is.

Australian muslim cleric Taj El-Din Hamid Halaly had to say, in a sermon to over 500, that women who " 'sway suggestively', wear make-up and no hijab, or Islamic headscarf, for inviting sexual attack." He went on to say, in words that cannot possibly be more degrading, that,

"If you take out uncovered meat and place it outside on the street, or in the garden or in the park, or in the back yard without a cover, and the cats come and eat it ... whose fault is it, the cats or the uncovered meat? The uncovered meat is the problem...".

So basically, if a woman leaves her house with even a tidbit of skin visible, or even if she is covered, but walks with a bit of a natural feminine stride, she is not only vulnerable to sexual attacks, but is inviting them, and thus the sexual predator (uncontrolled muslim male) bares no responsibility for his actions.

Of course, Hilaly "apologized" for any offense that was taken by his comments (but not for the comments themselves). He said, in the ultimate irony, that he was only trying to "protect women's honor".

All I can say to such a waste of humanity is that if cleric Hilaly really cared about protecting the honor of women, he might start by mandating that muslim men act with some honor themselves and stop viewing women as nothing better than a piece of meat.

(Hat tip to Laura Ingraham)

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Michael J. Fox: Used in Ad to Push Agenda

As you've probably already heard, there's a bit of controversy surrounding a recent political ad, run by the Democrats, which features Michael J. Fox. Fox, who is making erratic movements and twitches throughout the ad as a result of suffering from Parkinsons' disease, is asking Missouri voters (as well as voters in other key states) to vote for Amendment 2 which is being marketed as an amendment for the continuation of stem cell research. There's a problem or two with the ad, however, that have come to light in the last week.

On Monday, during his weekly radio show, Rush Limbaugh referenced the Fox ad and made quite lengthy comments regarding the subject matter of the ad, Michael Fox and its democrat supporters. I happened to be listening to the original discussion on the subject, so I feel pretty comfortable in saying that, as usual, Rush's remarks were misconstrued and taken out of context. What Rush said, in a nutshell, is this: Fox is either off his medications (for Parkinsons') or is acting. That part gets reported pretty accurately. He did say those things. But what the media fails to report is how it related to the rest of his remarks on the ad. The gist of what Rush was saying is that Democrats have, for years, been putting "victims" in their ads and using these people as "untouchables" to sell their agenda. They do this because they believe that no one will be able to criticize their ads, and when or if someone does, then they can attack the person who dared find fault with their "victim du jour".

Take as an example, the Jersey Girls, 9/11 widows who allowed themselves to be used by the Democrats to push the anti-war, anti-Bush agenda of the left. When Ann Coulter dared to call their use of the widows what it was (as well as the willingness of the widows to be used) she was mercilessly attacked by the left, the media and anyone else foolish enough to be duped by the Democrats' smoke and mirrors act.

Now consider the latest example of how a "victim" is being used to push an agenda. Michael J. Fox is, most assuredly, a victim of Parkinsons' disease. Now before I go any further, let me set the record straight. I have the utmost compassion for those who have Parkinsons'. My late grandfather died of it. My grandmother also has it. I feel nothing but compassion for Fox for having had this terrible disease, particularly at such a relatively young age. I feel quite certain that he is most sincere in his beliefs that stem cell research and raising money and awareness for the disease is his calling. I don't question that. However, I do wonder if he realizes that he is merely a Democrat pawn in a chess game. I wonder if Fox realizes that he is merely the latest "victim" being used to play on the sympathies of well-meaning, yet ill-informed Americans.

Somehow, I suspect that he is aware of his part, though I cannot say that for certain, but something tells me that Fox has not survived the wild world of Hollywood without having some measure of cunning and savvy. My suspicion is much the same as Rush's: Is Michael J. Fox allowing himself to be used (or perhaps it truly is unwittingly) by Democrats to further a larger agenda (federal funding of embryonic stem cell research and cloning)?

Ahhh...the plot thickens....where did "cloning" come into the debate, you might ask? Well, consider the Republican response ad, featuring such celebrities as Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond), Jeff Suppon (awesome St. Louis Cardinals pitcher), Jim Caviezel (The Passion Of Christ) and Kurt Warner (NFL quarterback - I think). Apparently, there is more to Amendment 2 than meets the eye.....or the ad.

Amendment 2 is an attempt to package legalized cloning and donor egg harvesting with the intent of extracting embryonic stem cells (which will then destroy the embryo) for the purpose of research into a nice tidy bill to continue research to cure dreaded diseases like Parkinsons'. After all, who would be against that?

Well, me for one. I do want to find a cure for terrible diseases, but not at the expense of another human life and I find it personally reprehensible when someone tries to sell me on a product that is represented as something entirely different. That's the problem with this ad, along with the Democrats' repeated willingness to use and abuse the most helpless and desperate among us to further their agenda, and the just plain incorrect facts about the effectiveness of embryonic stem cell research for curing diseases. That's the point Rush Limbaugh made. That's the point you need to hear, but won't in the mainstream media. So, I encourage you to watch both ads (the links in this blog should take you to video of both) and judge for yourself which side is telling it like it is.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Go Cardinals!!! and Colts!

Okay, I guess I have to admit it. I'm becoming, thanks to my husband and in-laws' influence, a sports fan. I was sitting in my house last night, alone with full control of the t.v. remote and what did I watch? Game 7 of the Nlcs between the Mets (Boo) and the Cardinals (yay!). Why did I choose to watch baseball? I really don't know. I had every intention of watching whatever I wanted while Andrew was in Washington, but I watched baseball until midnight. What is wrong with me?

We're leaving tonight (hopefully) to drop Miss Emily off with Grandma and Grandpa (or Pa) as he is becoming affectionately known, so that Andrew and I can get away from "the Em-inator" for the weekend. It's partly an early birthday gift from Andrew to me, but also just a much-needed get-away. While I'm sure we'll shop some (Circle Center mall in Indy is always interesting, we're also going to a Colt's football game. We have our Colt's jerseys ready (mine is Marvin Harrison and Andrew will be sporting Peytonand I'm probably more excited about that than the shopping. Again...what's wrong with me?

So sorry Mets and Redskins fans....but GO Cardinals and Colts!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Hey Democrats...I'm Not Stupid!

I have come to the conclusion that the Democratic party (particularly the ultra-liberal lefties and the media) think that Christian conservative Republicans must be stupid. Absolutely dumber than dirt, that is. After all, they apparently think that they can pull a bunch of "October surprises" out of their bag-o-tricks and fool me right into staying at home on election day...or better yet, voting a straight Democratic ticket. I mean, that has to be the way they are thinking here. They believe I'm a stupid idiot.

Well, here's a news flash: I will be casting my vote on November 7th, come hell or high water, so-to-speak. I would be voting anyhow, but these juvenile political tricks from the democrats have simply made me all the more determined to make certain that I vote and prove a point to the "party of completely wrong and bad ideas".

You see, trotting out Mark Foley as the poster boy for the Republican party just doesn't work for me. Foley is a disgusting example of corruption, but then again, so was Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy and Gerry Studds and so many, many other career politicians. Evil and corruption know no party affiliation. There are plenty of bad people who do bad things who vote Democrat at the ballot box, just as there are plenty of bad Republicans. Only a complete imbecile would believe that just because the democratic leadership found a "bad apple" in the republican House that the whole republican party is evil. But that is what the democrats want me to believe. It's what they believe I will believe, and that is what irritates the crud out of me. They think I'm an imbecile, because I am first and foremost a Christian (or a "religious extremist", meaning I actually try to practice what I preach and take a stand for right and wrong.)

Well guess what democrats? Yep, I'm a Christian. Yep I do care that those who are elected hold themselves to a high moral standard. I believe it matters. But I'm not stupid. My eyes are wide open. I see the agenda that the democrats have laid out. I see the plan the republicans have. Neither is perfect, but both have proven track records, and history has shown time and time again that a conservative approach to government is healthiest for the country and its citizens.

So, nice try (okay not really, it was actually pretty lame), but I'll still be voting Republican on Nov. 7th because I'm not nearly as dumb as you want me to be...but I have a sneaking suspicion that you're about to find that out the hard way.

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Breaking Point

I feel like a rubber band that's stretched to the limit and is just about to snap. Seriously.

Before I go much further, I'm writing this mainly for myself. I have to get some of this off my chest or I'm literally going to explode and frankly, that just can't happen. Also understand that I will not do anything stupid to hurt myself or anyone else. It's not that kind of "snapping". It's more like I will probably chew off someone's head at the slightest little thing because I cannot take one more thing myself. It will probably happen the next time some stupid thoughtless man or woman slams the door in my face or sits back and watches me struggle to push a stroller through a doorway while enjoying their "me" time. That can't happen, though maybe it should once in a while, and so I write.

I simply don't know how to handle everything. I've got a 2 year old who is very strong willed. She doesn't talk, is resisting everything and everyone, is pushing all the wrong buttons and is with me 24/7. I literally have not spent a 24-hour period away from her since her birth. I have no help, except for my husband, but work keeps him too busy and Emily is too stubborn to let him help. I'm sick in my heart because I love her more than she can ever know, and I ache because I wonder if she sees it because it seems like all I do is tell her no and spank her and take away privileges. I hate that. Being "mean" doesn't come naturally to me. It takes effort and I don't like it.

I also ache because I don't know how much of the frustration we both are feeling is due to her not being able to communicate adequately with us. She may have a real problem and so I struggle with knowing how far to push, how much to discipline and how best to do both. It also makes trying to find anyone, outside of the family, to help because although she uses sign language to communicate, the average person wouldn't have a clue what she was trying to tell them. And we don't live close to any family.

Then there's Andrew's work. It's a good job. It's secure. It pays great. But he's never here and he hates that. I'm really beginning to hate it too. One weeks' worth of vacation a year with 12 hour days isn't enough. How much can a company expect of a person with a family? Apparently more. And I'm not sure that either of us is willing to give more. Or can. Or should. But finding another job isn't as easy as it might be with other careers. Suffice it to say that a pay cut would be inevitable, perhaps 50% or more, and that's tough to swallow too. But we're both quickly reaching that breaking point.

Of course, things were looking up. We were supposed to leave Emily with Grandma next weekend (for the first time ever), go to Indianapolis, watch a Colt's game, just have some down time. We have the hotel reservations, the Colt's tickets, Grandma took time off work...and then Andrew calls to say that his job is sending him to Washington, D.C. next Thursday, getting back Friday night. Yeah, we can still go for the weekend, but now I'll be all alone with Emily for 2 days, I won't have any help, I won't be able to pack until he gets home and we probably will be delayed in leaving, cutting our already too-short time away even shorter. It's not his fault. There's nothing that could be done and he feels terrible too, it's just another thing piled on.

Then there's pressure at church. I won't go into it. Suffice it to say that they want more time too and they aren't being nice about it, which kinda hurts because it's not like we aren't trying to give when we can.

There's more, but it's all little unimportant stuff, that on it's own is nothing notable, but on top of everything, just adds to the feeling of helplessness. I just need a break. We need a break. But there's really no break in sight. I need some help, but I don't know where to turn and I've needed it for a long time, but I don't see it coming. I feel tired. Not sleepy-tired, but weary, worn-down, tired. I don't like how I feel anymore. I don't feel optimistic or happy, just down and overwhelmed and frankly kinda angry sometimes. I feel like I'm seconds away from breaking down in tears all the time, which is not really me. I don't want to feel that way and I don't want that to be the mom and wife that my family sees, but I'm not sure what to do about it. It's not fair to my family, and I don't want to snap with them because it's not their fault. I don't want to snap at all. I don't want to get to that point, but I feel it coming and I know I need a break. Maybe I am depressed. I don't know if this is what it feels like or not. I used to have a Dr. that I think I would have talked to by now about this but she is not longer practicing and I don't even know my new Dr. I just don't know who to talk to and I guess maybe I'm hoping that getting this all down on paper, (or computer) will help get it out of my mind and heart quite to much.

So that's it. That's why I'm not really around much or posting anything new. There's already too much on my plate right now. I know I'll pull through this. Things will get better, but at this particular moment, I just need a break from it