My Views on U.S. Government
Sorry--first update since a few weeks after the election---I have to say I find it unbelievable that everyone started barking about Barack and no changes only a couple of months after taking office. 60 days and they expect miracles--he will be lucky to undo the previous administrations damage even if he were to be elected to a second term!! Everyone wants him to deal with the rubbage and use his teams energies on that rather then move forward and away from the past. Old school thoughts in a very new world. It hasn't worked and won't work. Barack is right to look forward, to a new day, a change. I listen to conservatives and the like rant and rave about the debt the stimulus package and the bail outs have caused, but no one mentions the plans for eliminating programs that haven't worked that will save billions which would off set some of the debt. I don't hear anyone complaining about the previous administration that got us trillions in debt in a war that wasn't necessary. Shock and Awe--a big show of power to the world by a ranch hand! Granted there was evil out there, but when Osama is in Afghanistan what the hell are we doing in Iraq?!
Also the complaints on the government running the auto industry, the banks and what not! These fools needed to be taken over for the time being until there are honest people running them. I nearly choked on my dinner when I watched the news with the auto execs all flying their corporate jets to D.C. Brilliant, simply brilliant morons! At least LOOK sorry!! Jesus! And banking execs etc. getting millions of dollars in bonuses and out here in California at 5 Star resorts playing golf??!! Shit 5 Star is an understatement! Are these people really all that clueless? Is this where the space ships dropped off people after the abductions were over?? The temporary control saved this country from things that people couldn't even imagine happening to them! It would have been far worse then 1929 for one because of the population of the country in comparison. In the end the bastard auto industry succumbed to coming up with a plan to reorganize and change direction--at least most did--and the banks didn't all fold and put everyone on bread lines but where was that accountability? I am not sure I agree with Barack on that. Sure many lost money, thanks to Maddoff for one, and why wasn't the SEC being watched on Bushes watch or even anyone prior to his presidency?! Kick backs and laundering of funds, lining accomplices pockets---this country has long been such a disastrous lying, cheating mess; that is the reason people are bitching about Barack's accountability administration---it's the one's that are afraid of getting caught or an end to the power/money chain. I was fairly smart---yes I lost money too but at some point I pulled everything out and put it in money market accounts, kept cash in a safe, purchased gold...and my losses stopped. Once the market started showing bits of turning around I have tippy toed back in investing some but not all, (starting this summer) and have actually made decent money so maybe I will at least earn it all back one day. I've kept my gold as it's tangible and put back some of the cash into accounts for my planner to take care of for me. Having a smart, honest financial planner who you feel you can trust works, but you also need to watch THEM---just for reasons like what has happened--everyone trusted and got killed. Watch statements, ask questions, go with gut feelings. My brother gave different advice--said to let my money ride, the market always comes back. Well nothing from nothing leaves nothing bro! He's retired from the banking industry. I didn't listen to him either, I went with my gut and I am comfortable with the decisions I made. Besides my brother is a Republican so I wouldn't listen to him anyway---moron! :)
Barack has been more transparent and in touch with the people then any president that I can remember. He's out there--amongst us--listening and reassuring and fighting for health care--he wants good things for the American people, for the country to shine and be respected as it was once upon a time--what the hell is wrong with that? And it certainly cannot be changed over night---he repeated said through out his campaign and again once in office over and over and over that it was going to get worse before it gets better. What part didn't people hear? It seems that all those adoring fans are even slumping over in disappointment....feeling their hopes dashed---which is ridiculously premature. Give the man some time! He's had a ton on his plate from just about every direction there is. I for one still love the man and think he's doing a fabulous job. I would have been happy with Hillary too but the one I wanted reigns.
Well in checking some of retirement accounts this past week, I have lost $13,000 so far. Not as much as some people but I didn't have as much as some people to begin with. I've made my adjustments. I've pulled out all stocks. I've liquidated to money markets. I've bought tangible gold. I've cash in my safe. I've purchased CD's. My brother said the market WILL come back; that I should hold on. Know what I told him? You were a career banker!!! I hate you!!! Thanks, but no thanks, I'll take my chances and play it safe for now...I'm sure our fore-fathers were told that in 1929 too! DAH!
Thank you George Bush you rat bastard FINK!
Yes I blame Bush because it's HIS administration that should be over seeing banks, and Wall Street and main street America. YOU, you dumb yee haw cowboy were President of the COUNTRY, not of D.C. I wish you had a MySpace so I could egg you on to hurt yourself but you are too fucking stupid to know how to use MySpace, and probably a computer in general. Sheesh!!!!!!!! Thank God President Elect Obama isn't waiting until you get your wagon train rolling back to Crawford. He's doing as much as he can as President NOW without being President. WHOOOO YAH! Can't WAIT till he and his heavy duty team get in on January 20th! While you spend out your final days signing piece of shit bills and pardons for thoughtless projects (oil drilling in Montana's National Park, YOU BOOB!!!!!!!!!!) and Lord only knows what shiesters you'll bail out. Personally I believe you and your VP and all the executives from Wall Street to Fanny Mae should be prosecuted, found guilty and tossed in Guantanamo Bay's prison yard!!! NAKED!!! Perhaps YOU were the cause of YO Mama's ulcer!!! She's probably been holding in all that disappointment and rage towards you.
Barack is right in his thinking. It's okay to get wealthy the HONEST way but at some point there is a difference between wealth due to success and wealth due to plain old GREED. When power becomes a disease and like heroin you need your fixes. Well y'all need to be put in permanent rehab and pay for it out of your OWN pockets.
And another thing!!! Why has the price of gas gone down below $2.00 suddenly??? Don't give me that supply and demand crap. I am in Los Angeles where the gridlock is just the same--where the same people are going to work and school and appointments and crowding the streets the same as always. The truckers are all over the road driving their loads, same as always. Other than those poor million + people out of work across the country, there are still plenty of people on the road. So does the $2.00 a gallon mean what I think it does? We've been price gouged for the past 6-7 years? I'd say so for sure. More wealthy corporate slugs just keeping on keeping on. So why NOW??? Even in this unbelievable economy, even I, single, just years away from retirement, with losses of my own keep driving every day. This is absolute BULLSHIT!
All I can say is -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------January 20th, 2009!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I may a little late in my response to the election results but it's only because I am still overwhelmed with so many emotions. Obviously I was glued to my set. I TVo'ed MSNBC and NBC. I wept and celebrated along with the nation. I was blind-sided when two minutes after the polls closed here in CA where I live I saw a picture on the TV that said President Elect Barack Obama--elected to 44th President of the United States. For a moment I was like wait!! Our polls just closed! Votes haven't even been counted yet and then it hit me! He had won!!! I remember jumping up and down in my bedroom in front of the TV and dancing around the room whooping and hollering, completely alone but with a smile as wide as the room. I picked up my phone and left a voice message for my daughter Shelley, disappointed I couldn't share the moment with her because she, at age 36 had just participated in her first ever election and she came out a winner. I found out later she didn't hear the phone ring because they were watching and cheering in their own living room. When I couldn't reach her I called my youngest, Lisa, who has never voted and represents the forgotten Americans by protesting through her punk music band. But alas, I couldn't reach her either so other then my roommate and I giving a shout out to each other, I celebrated alone, yet with a view of the world, the WORLD cheering. I had tears of joy and a hurting heart from pride and yet a little voice in the back of my head thinking about the book of Revelation and the false prophet and Satan : http://www.theseason.org/revelation/revelation11.htm That alone put a little damper on my celebration. But I feel it's good to be alert. Even with the bible aside there is an old saying "if something seems to good to be true, it usually is." But I have decided to continue being thrilled for this nation but also to watch for micro chips and numeral 666's and for Barack to not be completely perfect--in other words I HOPE for some mistakes out of him. Then I'll know he's the "good" guy and not on Satan's team. After all I am God's black sheep with my salty mouth full of blunt force, but I am still God's child FIRST!
I was very impressed with his speech. I have recorded his acceptance speech as well as Senator McCain's concession which I thought was very respectful. I felt sort of bad for him. He'll not have another chance and does have sincere bones, but we have had enough of the Republicans, period! I've recorded President Elect Obama's first news conference. I got a copy of Newsweek, 5 of Time magazine, the L.A. Times, The Daily News, People, as well as my sample ballot, my bumper stickers, my pin and receipt from three donations, and my ballot stub. I had already read his book Dreams of My Father which showed me what sort of morals and man he was, so now I have ordered his other three books from Amazon who announced today they are sold out (but not before my order was filled)!!!
No matter how you look at it, even if you just look at the first African American president, this election is history. He took the most votes in history and the most American's voted in history. We saw the reaping of rewards of Martin Luther King's civil rights movement and the coming together of a nation. Now President Obama needs to lead this nation of people to continual solidarity. I really liked how he called himself a "mutt" during his first news conference. :) People are focusing on the African American but completely forgetting that he is malotto. In the world's eyes he is African American, Indonesian, Kenyan, Italian, French, Brittish and every other culture. What he is, is a soft spoken, careful thinking, well written, intelligent man with a purpose. THIS is his purpose. And I am thrilled to death to have seen this happen and hopeful not only for my own future but for that of my children, grandchildren and great grandchild--and for all that come after them.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!
What a frickin' mess! And I am SO not surprised! In 2003 after selling my mother's house after her death I told my son that the prices of houses were ridiculous and not worth the asking price and that's when a 300K home (already too much) skyrocketed to half a million or more--I blamed the banks and the realtors back then and told my son to watch what happens in a few years--foreclosures will be all over the place.
And *I* am an IDIOT! No! Seriously!! I have no financial background. I don't know all the intricate details of real estate. Hell, this is the first election in my 56 years that I have paid strict attention and did my homework. But it doesn't take a mental GIANT to figure out a few things here.
Where did all the new found population come from required a need to make literally thousands and thousands of new homes to be built faster then you can flip a flapjack?? Were they being bussed in while we slept? Did the southern hurricanes gently place boat loads of people on some farm land? Where the hell did everyone come from? The last *I* heard, MY generation, the baby boomers made up the biggest population in the U.S. now. How did new people arrive? The housing shortage was a scam. The low mortgage rates and advertisements to upgrade to the "home of your dreams" only benefited the realtors who didn't have to lift a finger to work for their commissions! The list of people waiting to buy homes was long and all they had to do was dial their number and do some paperwork. And take a big chunk of at least $2000 or more for themselves. The lenders have paperwork (pages and pages) that are in jargon that even a rocket scientist would have trouble understanding. And if folks (buyers) took the proper amount of time needed to decipher it all they would no longer need a house but a referral to a retirement community!! There should be prosecutions on all this. the banks, the real estate crooks need to be held accountable.
My other thought is the banks have screwed the people and the economy and got screwed in return, unless of course --(and here is my other thought) this was a perfectly hatched plan by "someone" to force bail outs to get the money out of the American people to pay for OUR war in Iraq (really Georgie Porgie's war to pay back those treated to kill his father) since we turned down Bush's request for money. Bush knows we hated him. After all it was in the papers, on TV, the media had a field day with it. I've said all along that the ridem' ropem, rootin' tootin', friend shootin' (maybe once out of office and Palin is sent packin' back home, the two of them could pack a picnic basket and go moose hunting together) S.O.B is getting even with us good during the count down to his end in office. The over the moon gas prices (and why the HELL are the Iraqi's paying $.25/gallon for gas and we are being killed at the pump? Are they screwing us with high costs or is Exxon and Shell etc. still being money hungry greedy beasts? Or both? Iraq should pay us back for our cost for their freedom. The American people should be paying $1/gal at the pumps!!!) the jobs lost--the credit card debt just to survive month to month---and the biggest insult is listening to them bullshit us (not that long ago) on how good the economy is and think we are dumb enough to fall for it!! I believe their goal has been to make us a population of over-worked, over-tired, over-stretched folks that have no time, energy or means to fight back. Good LORD, let's bring about CHANGE!
(Speaking of Palin, she is soooooooo incompetent for VP--the very few interviews she's given speaks volumes. I can't even be bothered to waste my energy writing about her. That's how bad she is!!)
Speaking of change it was interesting, all the spiel that came out about McCain--running to the White House to "save the country" and wanting to prolong the first debate to finally take place. His own damn party turned against him saying he made it worse! I can only imagine! I LOVE Barack more and more--he is very smart, has a ton of common sense, is patient, a gentleman, well spoken and knows what he's talking about. I am sure the world wants to see him bear his teeth a little more, in anger, but I sense that Barack sees, hears and feels in his soul that the world already has enough anger in it. But I can see the potential for getting tough when need be as well. I loved the debate. I hated watching McCain with his little snippets of snickers when Barack was nailing him. I notices McCain trip over words a few times, couldn't pronunciate a couple of names, and squinted his eyes as though he was looking at someone specific in the audience who was giving him reminders or something. He's not a speaker for sure. Nothing he said impressed me. But I always need to hear more from Obama---I want to hear some details--not the same ol, same ol, "MY plan" that is said at all elections. People should read his book Dreams from my Father. I am half way through with it. Those who are racist and don't want a black man for president, and those who are scared he is a Muslim will learn a lot about the man, his background--his teachings--his thought process. A fine young man indeed! And it's about time we have a YOUNG president in this country who will go with the current times and CHANGE the things that are necessary to change instead of using the map of the past. I am looking forward to the rest of the debates.
Well---I wouldn't have minded Hillary for President, although Barack has always been my first choice--I figured America would win either way as long as a Democrat was in office. This was my first time EVER really focusing on the issues and all the candidates--I have even donated money three times--something I have never done before. But then Hillary flipped out and got really ugly--she spoke about Barack the way she should have been speaking about the Republicans--that turned me off and then I got to thinking about her 8 years as First Lady and blah blah blah health care "change" and she didn't change a thing---why does she think she could now?? It's a fat MESS--nah, that nailed the coffin for me---and I appreciate Senator Obama for his candidness and being a gentleman in response to all the tear downs, even to this date. As for the morons who probably think Reno is in Mexico and Norway is near downtown Los Angeles, they should take up reading and read Barack's book Dreams from My Father. Learn about the man and the father he barely knew and the Muslim religion he's never been, even though Muslims who believe in their mankind is a pretty good thing. Everything was running along smoothly after Barack won the Democratic nomination until Miss Grizzly Adams showed up. What an effffing piranha!!! Pardon me while I am blunt here and say I smell a sneaky, crooked, sleazy 15 minutes of fame broad. She makes Hillary look like a lady!!!! If she likes to shoot guns she should have gone to Iraq with her son. Nothing like a Republican Prez and VP with a combined total of 12 kids, very population explosion conscious while the Dems only have a couple each. And Hillary only had one!!! Way to go to save the planet!!! Biden has more experience then her--and while experience doesn't always mean a good political incumbent, lack of it doesn't always mean a bad one either (Bill Clinton was good for our country)--needless to say this election is heating up and I do hope we crush Sarah if nothing else. John McCain hasn't been too harsh yet, even though he's got his digs in, they all do that, it's to be expected---but there is no room in politics on EITHER side to play dirty. All I know is if a Democratic president doesn't end up in office my whole body is going to physically feel the sense of doom.
It's a beautiful thing---I wasn't able to post here during the primaries--too bad as I had plenty to say. But right now I want to focus on that dear George Bush who by all accounts appears to have screwing the American bad on his way out of office at the top of his priority list. I am sorry but why in July of 2008 ALL OF A SUDDEN has the gas jumped up out of control, people are losing their homes, their jobs, the cost of food has risen and every one is in desperate, and I mean desperate times? I'll tell you why--because we have dissed this idiot and been outspoken about his horrible job as president, in fact he will go down in history as the worst, dumbest president in history. What a legacy to leave your grandchildren monkey boy!!! He has made the world hate us with a passion and pointed out all the axis of evils in the world except for OUR government which is where the REAL axis of evil lays. Our government is the most corrupt, lying, self serving, power hungry greedy bastards in the world. We race off to blow up everyone in the Middle East, and leave all the gangs and murderers, pedophiles and garbage here at home to continue raping our minds, bodies and souls. And now everyone wants American's dead but us every day people are just like every day people in other countries--we want peace and to be able to take care of our families and have a little something to call our own. And I may sound loony when I say this but give it some deep thought---computers are powerful tools. Just think of all the things in the world that now are controlled by computer chips---so who is to say that someone is not controlling our weather in the U.S.? Yes, there are disasters happening in other countries, but hey!!! Not like OUR country---flooding so bad it's wiping out entire towns---tornados doing the same---fires burning up the country---earthquakes are surely around the corner---hurricanes not far behind---we are being destructed--why? How? Why so much for the U.S.? I believe they are controlling our weather and all the disasters---population control, control by fear, wiping families out economically, keeping us so busy that we haven't got time or energy to stand up and fight for ourselves. I really hope and pray that when the DEMOCRATIC'S get back in office that things really do CHANGE--we need CHANGE---and I am still as I was last year in July with an OBAMA sticker in my window and a prayer in my heart that we get back to basics and honesty in this country, starting with our government. Today I have my American flag flying. I have my banner hanging across my window for the world to see. But I am not proud of being an American with regards to our leaders. I am proud to be an American, one of the little people who works hard and wants what's for the good of our fellow man.
The CAWWWWWW CUSS!
Did anyone else notice how smilie Hillary was in Iowa, all gushy and sweet-------------------until she lost???? Then the face changed (well this was after her little sniveling teary eyed interview) to the look of a drill sergeant gone mad, her posture made her taller then a Los Angeles Laker and the claws came out---she was vile!! I don't know---maybe that's what we need in office----Hillary, who will seem weak and girly to our enemies and then turn them into stone before they knew what hit them! And just think of the perks for Bill when he can get back in the White House among the interns---wooo hoooo!!!! :P I actually liked ol' Bill as president---despite he should have kept his pants zipped until he was out of office---and I liked Hillary too, but she rambled on about health reform during those two terms and nothing changed and now she is bellowing about changing it again and I can't help but think---bad topic Hill----you should have chosen something that had a ground base of at lease some success!!
I was surprised at how small of a following Guiliani had---I guess his days of mayor have been forgotten---he wasn't my choice anyway--
Mitt---MITT---Mitt needs to be hit with a Mitt!! I can soooooo feel the arrogant vibe off that dude---and why put a Mormon in Washington? Aren't we trying to control the population rather than contribute to it? Why not ask Marie Osmond to run so we can have her entire family fill up Congress and the Senate---let's make it a family affair and the White House will glow 24/7 from it's purity--OY VEY!
What about Huckleberry Hound? I actually kinda like him---even if he's a Republican and even if he was a Baptist minister----restoring some good old fashioned faith and respect and love in this country IF ALLOWED, wouldn't be a bad idea--
I always liked John Edwards but can't visualize him running the country and I worry too about his role if his wife's health goes downhill while he's in office---how can you concentrate on running a country when your loved one is ill? And if he has others run it for him then why is he in office (and I don't mean to sound smug)--I just don't think he should be running right now---even if Elizabeth and he made a joint decision--I think it was the wrong one.
I don't know why but I am surprised at John Mc Cain's strength so far--but then he's always been mild mannered and steady---perhaps that's something worth taking a second look at--
Ron Paul needs to go home!
A sticker has been on the inside rear window of my car since last summer for Obama--now I am getting emails from friends who are on a forward chain that says he's a Muslim with terrorist connections and that he turns away from the flag not saying the pledge of allegiance--supposedly this is on www. snopes.com so of course I went there to investigate myself:
Probably the Republicans who did that---I see Obama as the next JFK---he's strong, he's well spoken, he's educated, he was a successful Senator in his home state--he's fresh and new--I think America is sick of the staleness of Washington--
The rest all need to go home too---or go to Ron Paul's place for pizza and beer! :)
If you people don't believe that Musharraf didn't have anything to do with the assassination of Benazir Bhutto then I have a trailer in Area 51 I'll sell you! That bastard has been in "charge" of finding Bin Laden since the war began and he couldn't sneeze his way out of a wet paper hanky and I am sure it's because he is getting paid by al Qaida to protect al Qaida. What have we seen him do, really?? She was his opposition and the sniffling shit was already bent that he had been asked to step down and give up power---why in the hell aren't we over there searching for Bin Laden in huge force anyway? Could it be true that Bush's family and Laden's family are buddies?? And perhaps then Musharraf is also being paid by the U.S. to protect Bin Laden. And what about his instructions to shoot to kill the people who are pissed and running in the streets protesting? That's what governments do--they tell you they are doing things for the good of the people, for the good of the country BUT if you oppose what they are doing because it's obvious common sense that they are NOT doing what's best, then the very people they are suppose to be representing and caring for get shot, or riddled with rubber bullets or tear gassed---keep us under control--WE will tell you what's best for you and YOU will shut up and accept it!!!
I swear! Every thing is as plain as the noses on our faces! When are we going to wake up and take charge? The government is OUR government--WE pay their salaries and obviously THEY have put themselves in charge of how much salary, and how big retirement plans will be and strapped it ALL on to us, the TAXPAYERS backs! Well we need our moneys worth then! We need to clean house from the bottom up--from corrupted lawyers, judges, senators, congressmen, all the way to the vice president and the president his sorry self! We need to wipe out the drug companies, the film mongoles, tobacco industry, and all other "mafia" type power control groups--they have NO interest except their own and will beat the average citizen down to a pulp should we try to interfere with their "investments." What the F**K?! I liked Bill Clinton. I don't care what kind of flack I take--at least the country was in better financial shape when he took over--at least we had a LITTLE breathing room---now we haven't got SHIT! American's have NO health coverage like some 3rd world country, (phffffffffffttttt) are going to lose their homes due to the crooks that faked the high demand in the housing market so they could make a fortune selling homes only to sit back smoking a fat cigar on their yacht watching as the majority fall into foreclosure and the rest struggle to keep afloat, using high interest credit cards with a new law in affect that makes it now nearly IMPOSSIBLE to file bankruptcy---why don't we just all walk up to our governments steps and pull down our pants and face the doors with our bare asses so they can fuck us the rest of the way??? To add insult to our intelligence, they make statements that they think we will believe!! Every single time a senator or someone in office is caught with pants down or hand in cookie jar, they "step down" with a statement about realizing they have a drinking problem or a "prescription drug" addiction and are going to seek help----AFTER they are fucking CAUGHT!!! There must be a standard statement amongst the government because we hear the same exact statements released no matter who the perp is and it's the same with corporate America. I can attest to this because I work for a company that was a "family" business and we were "family" and now it's being run more and more like corporate America. And month after month the CEO releases statements on how great the company is doing and it is because of "our" hard work and "dedication" and what an incredible "family" we are---but the TRUTH is, we are dog tired, over worked and the family atmosphere is long gone--either they are in major denial or think we are a bunch of real BOOBS! We are not boobs! "There is progress being made in the war in Iraq, against the terrorists." BULLSHIT! That is just press release statements to try to keep us at bay. So when do WE, the working class take all the grass roots efforts and grow it into a field of OUR dreams??? When do we force all these crooks to be accountable?? When are WE as a nation going to start the REVOLUTION and get real people FOR the people in office? There are idiots sitting around calling themselves "law makers." They only pass laws that will accommodate their agenda. Should we dare try to put a stop to that, the Mafia style government will use all their muscle force to oust us out, to the streets if necessary. Why don't WE get a law into affect that allows the American people to over-throw each and every representative of our government OUT of office at ANY time if we do not see changes that are FOR the people, the citizens of this country? Let's go through the list and toss out all the shit which would pretty much wipe out every department at all levels! I want to SEE changes, not hear about those that "are coming." Blah blah blah blah blah!
I hear a lot of crap about Barack Obama and him not having enough years "experience." Well what have all the people who supposedly HAVE experience done for the country?? Why not give HIM a chance? (Not that he is who I am voting for but he is an example). And WE need to pass a law that stops all the contributions to candidates so they can in essence BUY their way into office (Barack included). They need to do the fucking work themselves--lazy bastards! Make it 1/TENTH of the current allowed amount TOTAL! This countries leaders are so corrupt it's shameful and embarrassing and it is pretty easy to spot that the gov wants us to be laid down, rendering us useless in any fight against their power. REVOLUTION!!! That's what's needed----they are keeping us so busy and so tired, working long work hours, driving long commutes using grocery money for gas, money sucked dry out of salaries, unattended health related illnesses, additives to everything we swallow---we are in FULL SWING SUBMISSION without even knowing what hit us!! Yes, we have over booked days and schedules BUT in order for all that to change, we have to let stuff go and band together in a powerful force of the PEOPLE and take back OUR country and monitor closely who's running it-
I wonder if I will live long enough to see a real government come to America. This government is so full of corruption that I have a hard time trying to think of something good that's been done for any of us or for this nation as a whole. Every dime we give or have taken from us has rarely been used for the promises we were made. Many of them that have lined their back pockets are now so bold as to line the front in full view as well and not a damn thing has happened to them. No-one has stopped them. We, the people would be crushed under the Mafia like power if we dared to step up and try to make them accountable, or demand they leave office. Bush's time in office has got to be the absolute worst adminstration since I was first old enough to vote---which was Nixon. Bush has them all beat to hell. We feel he's a disgrace and common sense would tell you it must be hard on him knowing how the majority now feel about many decisions he's made. However, the sad truth is that he doesn't give a shit how anyone feels. He hasn't got brains enough to even realize that he should even pretend to feel bad. When he laughs that fake laugh of his, his shoulders look like he's using a jack hammer. And that f**king wave of the hand goodbye of his---holy moly!! I would like to chop it right off! His hand shakes like an alcoholic joanzin' for a drink. He's about as sincere as a baraccuda.
Someone sent this to me and since I feel the same way I am posting it, like it or lump it!!
Will we still be the Country of choice and still be America if we continue to make the changes forced on us by the people from other countries that came to live in America because it is the Country of Choice??????
Think about it! All we have to say is, when will they do something about MY RIGHTS?
I celebrate Christmas...........but because it isn't celebrated by everyone..............we can no longer say Merry Christmas. Now it has to be Season's Greetings.
It's not Christmas vacation, it's Winter Break. Isn't ! it amazing how this winter break ALWAYS occurs over the Christmas holiday?
We've gone so far the other way, bent over backwards to not offend anyone, that I am now being offended. But it seems that no one has a problem with that. This says it all!
This is an editorial written by an American citizen, published in a Tampa, FL Newspaper. He did quite a job; didn't he? Read on, please!
I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Americans. However...... the dust from the attacks had barely settled when the "politically correct! " crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others.
I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to ! America. Our population is almost entirely made up of descendants of immigrants.
However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some born here, need to understand. This idea of America being a multicultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity. As Americans...... we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle. This culture has been developed over centuries of struggles, trials, and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.
We speak ENGLISH, not Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language.
Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, learn the language!
"In God We Trust" is our national motto. This is not some Christian, right wing, political slogan.. We adopted this motto because Christian men and women.......on Christian principles............. founded this nation..... and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home.........because God is part of our culture.
If Stars and Stripes offend you, or you don't like Uncle Sam, then you should seriously consider a move
to another part of this planet. We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really
don't care how you did things where you came from. This is OUR COUNTRY, our land, and our lifestyle.
Our First Amendment gives every citizen the right to express his opinion and we will allow you every opportunity to do so! But once you are done complaining....... whining..... and griping....... about our flag.......
our pledge...... our national motto........or our way of life...I highly encourage you to take advantage of one other Great American Freedom....... THE RIGHT TO LEAVE.
It is Time for America to Speak up ! AMEN.
GOOD GRIEF!!! This country SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay, okay, not this "country" but this GOVERNMENT is the most corrupt piece of crap on the planet---tainted poison---you can "almost" see the fascists side of things with their accusations of us being the "evil." I really don't think they mean "us," the hard-working little people---they mean all those pieces of kaka in office---how's THIS for news??? Congressman Mark Foley, who was busy pushing through the bills to protect our children from pedophiles has been busted for coming on to teen-age boys working as pages in the White House!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And they have the sexual graphic emails and text messages as proof---and HE was for protecting our children!!! Talk about your wolf in sheep's clothing!!! What a low life piece of crap---and what does he do after he immediately resigns??? He issues a statement that he is entering a rehab for alcoholics! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Piece of SHIT! He doesn't need a rehab for alcohol! He needs one for pedophiles!! Does this country even have a rehab for pedophiles? Hell no!!!! So what ARE we doing to protect our children from the scum of the earth?? I cannot WAIT to get a Democrat back in office--and believe me it's going to happen---we have had monkey boy for a President who went after Sadam and stirred up war and murder all over the mideast with no evidence of weapons of mass destruction---just an excuse to nail the man who tried to have his father killed----and a yeeee haww ride em cowboy cowpoke who should be wrangling cattle instead of running a country--who doesn't even have the brains to check if his microphone is on when he insults folks who are listening! DAH! And VP Cheny who gets away with conflict of interest by having a company he owns over doing the construction clean up so the money goes in his pocket---he gets away with this AND with shooting his "pal" while bird hunting!! The whole Republican party has egg on it's face and has run our country into mass debt and made us enemies that WE will have to pay for with our lives while these chicken shits in the White House go into underground bunkers or high in the sky with personal Air Force body guards surrounding the plane----ARGH ARGH ARGH----
And NOW, the Pope opened HIS jaws and pissed off the Muslims, who can accept an apology if a real one was given, but more so it is fodder for the extremists who will look as it as an excuse to now start attacking Italians and Americans and Brits who are friends with Italy---there went a planned trip I had to Italy! Who would go now???? And as if the Catholic church hasn't gotten itself a bad enough reputation, they just arrested two priests in Miami who over 4 years time siphoned off over $8 million dollars out of the collection plate and were living it up high on trips around the world and living lavish life styles---whooo boy!!!
And people are going to school and killing kids and principals---four schools this past week!!! And we are chasing some ten foot bearded boob in Afghanistan rather than our own home made terrorists???
SCREW THIS COUNTRY!!!!!!
Well it's been a couple of years since I've barked about the government---naturally it has kept me so busy with work, and other fights that I have had no time to pitch a fit----that's just what the government wants to do--keep us scrapping and scrounging for a few spare minutes---because if we had TIME on our hands, none of us with put up with the bullshit we do----taxes, Iraq that has led to an UNBELIEVABLE unleash of rage---when I hear the Bushwhacker all and the rest refer the Iran, Iraq and all the others as the "axis of evil" I can't help but roll my eyes. Granted that I do believe there was/is tyranny and evil going on there, but what about US??? We want to go to war to rid the world of "terrorists" yet this country is so damn full of them it's unreal!! How does our government expect to oust terrorists in foreign lands if they can't even rid our own country of them? I am talking about murderers, rapists, GANG MEMBERS, drug traffickers--come ON now---what's worse is the gov feeds us absolute BULLSHIT and expects that we are so naive (well some really ARE) that we are going to believe anything they say!! What a crock! I had a trip planned to go to Rome to appear on a talk show but then the Pope had to flap his jaws and stir up trouble! How could he??!!! A Pope John Paul he will never be! He's a dunce! And so now---the extremists are all fired up with yet another country to target, including Italy in now what they call the Trinity of Evil, the U.S., England and Italy. So what is the one thing that would be worse than to be an Italian in Italy right now? An American in Italy, that's what!! I am sure those sleeper cells are plotting a gutless suicide bombing as I write this. So why in the world would I go to Italy NOW? Yes, yes, you can say, "You can't let them change the way you live. You must go." Well if you were in the swamps of Louisiana and someone told you to go on and go swimming but that a crocodile might come up and eat you, would you go just because you don't want a crock to interrupt your swim? What the F***!!! I won't go now until I feel Italy is safe. Of course a friend told me not to be silly, that the Prime Minister said they are safe---well now, isn't that a real idiotic thing to tell the people? Yes, yes, tell them what they want to hear---just like the U.S. government does---but I don't buy it---and many of us don't and they know it, SO, they keep our lives so fricking full that we haven't time to breathe---barely the energy to raise our families, so tired that even now vacations are exhausting!! So as you can see, my mind hasn't changed much in the past two years. I can't wait for the elections and get someone else in office and hopefully someone unlike the straw man in the Wizard of Oz who needed a brain, our next President will have one! I am sorry but I really miss the days of CLINTON in office---
Yippee ki yo ki yay...four more years!!! I rode the fence for quite a while. Although I wasn't happy with Bush after all because we found no weapons, and we haven't put the same effort as Iraq into Pakistan to find Bin Laden who we know for a FACT is responsible for 9/11, and the fact that he really stole the election in 2000, so he really didn't win it, I have to give him credit for doing all he could under the circumstances to try to keep the economy going, and I myself, who lost my job due to 9/11 specifically was able to get back to work and find a decent job (after taking care of my mother's affairs). I do believe Sadam is tyrant and has killed his own people, and it reminds me of a few other countries in the world that have mass killings of their people and of course we didn't reach out to help or stop any of that because they have nothing we want. I do believe money and greed and oil are to blame here. Almost to the end of the elections I never heard John Kerry say anything specific about what or how he was going to heal this nation. I kept waiting and waiting and waiting........the closer to election day the uglier the candidates became. I think the American people are sick and tired of all the mud slinging campaigning that goes on. This comes from leaders in government that should be setting examples rather than acting like thugs and whining children. It was borderline defamation of character and that's the way all elections, national or state wide have become the last several years. It is disgusting and a total turn off. Kerry's wife has Heinz ketchup that is being bottled outside our country giving jobs to non Americans. And who cares what either one did in the military when they were young? I only care about what they are going to do now. In the end, I felt Bush was a sneak and a thief for stealing Gore's votes and VP Cheney is slick for getting his Halburton company into Iraq to do the work so he can make money off it. In the end it is the view that the world has of us, and judges ALL Americans by our leadership which is unfair and not accurate. So I voted for Kerry. So that hopefully he could make a difference. So that he could possibly mend our relationships and help the world look up to us again.......somewhat......because I think in the end it would take more than Kerry. I think we need to take the house, the senate, the congress and the entire administration and shake it out like a dirty rug and start fresh....and find good honest people to sit in all office seats. And that is just not going to happen. We are being fooled that we have a government that is doing what's best for it's people. We get tax cuts that are mere crumbs and we feel good that we've been "given" something. We have bills signed that never come to pass. How many past and present Presidents were going to do something about education and affordable health insurance? MANY! And neither have come to pass. I voted years ago in California for the lottery so the money would go to our schools. The lottery runs twice a week and the "jackpots" are always a minimum of 7 million. Why are our schools still behind in new books, computer technology and short handed on teachers? And the state immediately cut it's funding once the lottery funds were to go to schools. Between both, it just doesn't look like much has happened. Where IS all that money going? There are so many questions that not only I, but people in general have. You hear the discussions at work, in social settings, around the dinner table but the government has done a wonderful job at keeping us so busy with juggling bills and work that no one has time or energy to take the questions beyond just that....questions. Basically we're screwed! And so I voted for Kerry and got screwed again. Let's just hope now that Bush won fair and square that he does something good in the next four years and undoes some of the bad.
Man! Is this page hard on the eyes or what?? How much pot had I been smokin' when I started it? :O Well I am going to be a Kerry and flip flop. I have no idea who I am going to vote for. Personally I don't like either one, but on the other hand there have been some good things happen while Bush has been in office. More later...
Haven't put my two cents worth in here for a while but it's an election year. I must say something. Well say goodbye to Bush. He turned out just like typical Corporate America. They start out all gung ho, upbeat, strong, filling you with promises, even doing great things, and then they either peter out and change their color or so mis-manage the company that you come to hate working there. You become down-trodden, and where-as you once had a spring in your step to get to work and help get the job done, now you can barely drag yourself out of bed in the morning and cringe at the thought of another day. What the hell happened? We went to Iraq, made this so called "shock and awe" spectacle of ourselves, and then not only left the innocent decent Iraqi's unprotected, but pulled out more troops than we should have and now are having a hard time protecting our own soldiers. This is no longer a war on terrorism. Or if it is, we are losing. I guess we can win just like bullies when we have obvious greater military arms but when we go one on one on the ground without those bomb droppers, we just can't cut the mustard with about one third of the forces we had originally. Now, if it weren't bad enough that we have lost more young men and women's lives in the after-math of the engagement as we declared the Iraqi government part of the "axis of evil," then what do we do? We discover our own soldiers have been using the prisoners to make their own sadist movies and dehumanize them which makes us what? The same as them? Worse then them? Well it surely to say the least leaves us with egg on our faces and puts a lot of questions in American's minds. How could someone in charge not know what was going on? How could we have treated the prisoners like that and lowered ourselves to the Iraqi regiments standards? Why do the Democrats now have to use this to for their own political agenda. As usual, I think the government in this country stinks for a ton of reasons. Just as a young child is molested by their father and afterwards told that it's okay because Daddy loves them, and there-fore their mind is programmed with beliefs of love and caring, we Americans too have been molested and programmed to think we live in a "free country." That is a crock of crap! We are free to move about yes, to do things etc. because if we weren't allowed to, there would be an uprising in this country. But there are small uprising everywhere and Daddy (being the government) squelches us every time. We are not free when we get sucked dry for taxes out of our paychecks, only to have the government (state and federal) line their pocketbooks with outrageous salaries and benefits and squander the rest running up greater debts and then forcing us to help take care of it. We are gouged for our money at every turn. What the government doesn't take, the rest of the world tries to grab through asking donations via outside grocery stores, letters in the mail, through co-workers selling candy for their kids school, through television ads showing the poverished countries around the world with hungry kids with protruding bellies and flies on their cheeks. Hell! We have a whole slew of starving children in our own damn country that aren't being helped, that go to bed hungry, that live in shanties or projects, that have no health insurance or food on the table. Where is the money in the government to help them? The only way the real people who need help in this country are going to get it, is if we literally take our donation money, purchase what's needed and hand deliver it because otherwise somewhere along the way a good chunk of it isn't going to make it. Even if you donate clothes to the Good Will, you can bank on the employees going through them first and what's left makes it to the racks. And as I've said before, we pay for thousands and thousands of prisoners in this country by our tax money feeding them, paying for their public defenders, for their TV's and gym equipment, the computers and all the other amneties they have. And then eventually they are let back out on the street because of over-population and not enough money in the budget, so they can commit more crimes, get re-arrested and we can pay for the court costs and all the rest over and over for each inmate. All the while "Daddy" is stroking us and telling us he loves us. Bullshit! We've been promised affordable health coverage through the Clinton and Bush administration. Neither one delivered. An HMO system was created many years back and it is nothing more than a nightmare for us patients. My Persistent Sexual Arousal Page is a very good example of that. There are so many examples of our lack of freedom that I don't have time right now to list them all. But back to the subject of the war. Bush needs to pull magic out of his ass before November or he is out of office that is for sure. He needs to find the weapons of mass destruction, even if he has to plant them (which wouldn't be surprising) or he needs to control the insurgents without any more American casualties and give Iraqi back to their own government without Sadam loyalists being powerful enough to kill the innocent Iraqis or the new government. The administration has dropped the ball in many areas as far as I'm concerned. I still stand by my feeling that if we are going to be involved in a war, I would want a Republican in office, however I would want one that can finish what he started, not start out with a big first impression and then peter out just like corporate America does for it's employees. I don't like Kerry either so it is going to be a very interesting election year. As I am not registered with either party I have no idea who I am going to vote for. Another thing we poor molested children of America have no control of is putting a stop to the ugly UGLY war between Democratic and Republicans. Neither one give a damn about the country or it's children, they just want the win....and will sling more than mud to get it. The whole thing makes me disgusted and just how can we "children" stop the war? We are not free to do that either are we? I posted after the election that if we were to have to go to war I would want a Republican in office, but if we wanted to fix our own economy it would have to be a Democrat. Well, although I was for us going to Iraq to begin with, I am changing my mind only because of the follow-through that hasn't been properly handled. And of course it's going to take a Democratic to dig us out of the bazillion dollar hole we are in, but I really don't want Kerry either. I think I'll run for office and bring some of my strong women friends with me. :)
After the Bush/Gore campaign I didn't think anything could out do it, however I didn't take into consideration what a brainless state California is! I heard now that if a Republican is elected they are going to start a campaign to over throw the Repub. What a bunch of children! There are so many candidates that it took me 10 minutes to find my choice so I could punch my ballot! Let's see, Mc Clintock...never thought he had a chance....he wasn't nearly aggressive enough...however I admire his gentleman-ness. Bustamante and his ads about all that is wrong with the school systems, well HELLLLLL----OOOOOOOOOO you've been in office you putz! Kick your own self in the ass! Then there is poindexter head....Davis.....isn't he the funniest looking object you've ever seen? His head looks like he was squeezed through the wringer of an old fashioned washing machine....and I watch him try to be cool and high five people...oh my gawd! He was definitely the kid who was picked on in first grade. Although I don't blame him for the energy crap that happened or a few other things, I don't like what hasn't been done for this state. Over all I always figure that all the candidates in any election are a bunch of crooks and just as in the Presidential election it was a matter of voting for who I felt was the lesser of two evils. We really need a gov that is going to get health care to everyone, to help those who need jobs, to bring jobs back here, and someone to stop the rampant real estate boom with regards to making the homes so outrageously priced. The average home in CA runs a cool $350-$400 thousand...condos are even going for upward of $300K...who the hell can afford these homes and the payments and especially in a bad economy full of layoffs? Makes me happy my Mom's house sold and I moved back to my 1800 sq ft. 3 bedroom/2bath/den mobile home of which I owe $40K on. The damn brakes need to be put on. And ROADS, transportation. They have built in my valley like crazy and especially my side of the valley the past year while I was gone. A ton more homes and zero more roads/freeways to get them to work. I drive 1 hour for 20 miles every morning to get to a job I hate. Trust me! This state is disgruntled and no one has the time or energy to get everyone together and put a stop to it. Most of what happens while anyone in office is not what we wanted when we voted. How do these lawmakers get away with passing crap we didn't have a chance to vote on anyway?? Well as for my vote in this election, I have to first say, I am not a Rep OR a Dem OR a Liberal, but a little of each. Once again I thought I was going to have to vote for who I thought was the lesser of two evils. But that didn't happen. What made me decide who would get my vote? Not the promises made in ad campaigns, not my party affiliate, not who I thought was the lesser of two evils. The person who got my vote got it because of my anger at the antics and dirty play and accusations made against them which I felt was totally unfair and unrelated to this election. And even though I have always hated the man, and have for 30 years thought he was the second most ugly man in America (right behind Mick Jagger) and I don't watch his movies and am not a fan, old Arnie got my vote. Now if he wins it will be interesting to see what he is capable of. If he isn't any better, then let the Republican in office recall begin!
One of the programs that I was watching recently said that 86% of Americans believe in God. Therefore I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a fuss about having "In God We Trust" on our money and having God in the pledge of Allegiance. Why don't the 86% just take action and tell the 14% to shut up and sit down????
Also notice that Bush has been saying prayers and using God's name in all his addresses including his appearance about the spaceship Columbia's astronauts....there should be no double standard...as in saying prayers or the Pledge of Allegiance in school...if it's good enough for the President, then it's good enough for the rest of us!
What do you people want? You are protesting war however if these secret "cells" that are living right here under our noses decide to set off all kinds of biological weapons in our own country, what would you call for? Washington to do something? Or are you going to handle it your unequipped selves??? Hey, I don't like the thought of war anymore than the next person however I don't like the thought of terrorists systematically killing the world's population either! Unfortunately, in all wars, people die, solider's and innocent civilians. But the numbers will be greater if we don't oust Saddam one way or the other. America wants proof....well Bush listed plenty enough in his State of the Union address. America wants more proof. Well the problem with that is that America has no secrets. Everyone tells everyone their business, their personal affairs right down to ovulation! The Administration cannot divulge EVERYTHING it knows or it will, through the nosey media, expose any info our government knows that they will use to deter possible disaster. How simple it is! How complicated civilians make it! You don't NEED to know everything....I hardly think Bush is sitting around focusing on desire to send our servicemen into battle knowing many will not make it home. Do you honestly think he is trying to punish our country?? Bin Laden has been the ultimate in being crafty and hiding and still having missions carried out...some successful, some not. What makes you think that the evil modern day Hitler in Iraq is not as clever in hiding his weapons of mass destruction? Some analysts say that Bin Laden and Saddam couldn't work together as they have their own disagreements, however if the target is the U.S. and the hate is equally as strong, why wouldn't they band together in this particular mission? Seems logical to me. So even though I am 60's child who was for peace and love and against the Vietnam war, and I did not vote for Bush, I am behind our President in the decisions his Administration makes. We don't know ALL the facts and they aren't going to divulge them for obvious reasons. Liken the war to using tough love on your own children. It may be painful to go through the steps to get them under control when they are being way out of line, but in the end, it's for their own good and your own peace of mind.
Here's something I'm pretty sick of:
Have you ever noticed that the TV and magazines are chock full of information on the shortage of nurses and it's only going to get worse? The employment section of the paper is full of ads: “Come be part of a winning team.” “Join those who care.” Well, hiring more nurses is fine, but what about doctors to go with those nurses? Have you tried making an appointment lately? “Oh, Dr. Grossman's next opening is in four months? Sure, pencil me in. If my symptoms kill me before then I'll be sure to let you know!” How come we never see employment ads for doctors? I'll tell you why. Because the old theory that you can become wealthy by becoming a doctor has become just that: a theory. With HMO's covering most of American nowadays, the doctors aren't getting paid what they use to. It has become an assembly line of cost effective `production patients'. Now in order for doctors to make the big money they need to save insurance companies money. And in order to do that they have treat you at a bare minimum and are paid incentives to do so. Whatever happened to becoming a doctor because you cared about lives? The health care system certainly got reformed didn't it? Now they claim there is a shortage in the medical field because the baby boomers are entering their “golden years?” And we need to come up with a new name for this. There ain't nothin' golden about getting old anymore. First of all now that we are living longer they are going to change the age to draw full social security to 70. I know a lot of people who are still working in their 70's because they have to. And a lot of those who do retire in their 70's and get sick, die because of Medicare and HMO's cost effective policies. The rest that have planned well lose it all to the Enron's of the world. What's so golden about that?
Better luck next time Ms. Janet Reno!
Let's just face it: The Government SUCKS! If I were to list all my reasons why I'd be here all day, so let me just gripe about this mornings shit! Living in California has it's downfalls. One is (boy I could get side tracked really easy here) earthquakes. When we suffered the Northridge quake in 92, the devastation in Los Angeles was so much that all the insurance companies (after paying off on the claims) stopped covering people for earthquakes. The State took over and that is the ONLY way we can get coverage now. Of course, being the government the deductible immediately went to exuberant highs. Mine is now $9000.00 deductible. Well no offense but I have a mobile home and I wouldn't pay $9000.00 to have this piece of aluminum replaced. Next, the personal property coverage in a standard policy is $5000.00. I have personal property worth more than that in one room of my home. So I had to buy additional coverage. I find it interesting how the companies can collect premiums (usually pretty damn high ones) for years and years and YEARS and then all of a sudden change their minds when they have to pay out big bucks! The insurance companies fit right in with our law makers. They sit around picking their noses thinking of laws to pass and when it doesn't go the way they want, they simply change them. We have so many laws that there are laws that conflict with laws already on the books. No wonder the courts are full of people getting off scott free for just about everything. So what's the latest? There seems to be an increase of mold in Southern California. We're talking deadly mold growing in people's homes, under the carpets etc. Making people sick, killing some. So last week the insurance companies announced they will no longer be covering mold in their homeowners policies. See how it is? They will take our money but if they have to ever pay for something, and it's a big issue, then they simply change the rules and stop coverage. What the hell is the point of having insurance then? Maybe the state will take that over too. By the time we are done paying the state the outrageous deductibles we will wish whatever our catastrophe was would have killed us anyway.
Well, it's been a very interesting almost two months. Death and war, fear and bravery, a nation pulling together. And with a good leader I say with less reluctance . And although America is watching, we are doing what we should. Living. Giving. A different kind of war is right. A new way of living is right. Things have been changing for centuries, gradually, more and more dramatically but this was a giant leap into a whole new way of existing. More and more I am drawn to the spiritual life. An aching desire for peace and tranquility. A never ending reign of love. There has got to be something, somewhere better than this and I believe. Wars and rumors of wars. It's all been written, predicted, and many have come to pass. The evil has come and the soldiers must defend goodness. Although I support what we and our allies are doing I still must wonder:
Do you think the government will ever realize as they confront Bin Laden, that we've had terrorism going on in America for years?
Rapists and Molesters
The Aryan Nation
The Timothy McVeighs
I would hope our fight abroad would also wake this country up to the fight we have at home and do something about it just as full of vengeance and determination as we are demonstrating in Alfganastan.
10:45 PM: Just got home from an hour in front of the neighborhood fire station. My daughter and I stood with a group of about 30 with flags waving and candles burning. The passerbys were far more enthusiatic with their horns as they drove by, and many with the American flag on their car ...some with passengers waving large ones out the open windows. Some driving past slowly with the national anthem playing. The group was fairly quiet, I would have liked to have heard some USA chants, or seen hand holding with prayers being said, or songs being song. A strong group. This was a quiet strength non-the-less and I'm glad I was a part of it.
GOD BLESS AMERICA
Your evil name is the one God promised to destroy as we live on forever in goodness and love.You may have hurt our freedom but you haven't taken it. You've given us tears and fears and anger
which will only make us stronger.
Your evil name is the one God promised to destroy as we live on forever in goodness and love.You may have hurt our freedom but you haven't taken it. You've given us tears and fears and anger
which will only make us stronger.
How quickly things have changed from here when there was fun:
Washington, (August 27th, 2001) - George W. Bush has a new plan to flood the U.S.
with a new denomination of the dollar bill, the Zero Dollar bill or the "None" Dollar bill.
With his face instead of George Washington, Bush said, "This influx of cash will cause
much more spendin' to create stuff that America will use to fuel the paying of that stuff."
The billion dollar cost of the project will be offset because Bush says, "The bestest thing
about this cash scheme, is that people can download the bill fer free off the inner-net!"
Funding for the back side, "Can easily be taken from Medicare or Education." says Bush.
The 4 Presidents
The last four Presidents are caught in a tornado, and off they spin to
OZ. They finally make it to the Emerald City and come before the
"WHAT BRINGS YOU BEFORE THE GREAT WIZARD OF OZ?"
Jimmy Carter steps forward timidly and replies, " I've come for some
"NO PROBLEM" said the Wizard.
"WHO IS NEXT?"
Ronald Reagan steps forward, "Well..I...think I need a brain.!"
"DONE"says the Wizard.
"WHO COMES NEXT BEFORE THE GREAT AND POWERFUL OZ?"
Up steps George Bush sadly saying, "I'm told by the American people
that I need a heart."
"I'VE HEARD IT'S TRUE!" says the Wizard. "CONSIDER IT DONE."
There is a great silence in the hall. Bill Clinton is just standing
there, looking around, but doesn't say a word. Irritated, the Wizard
finally asks "WHAT DO YOU WANT?" Bill replies, "Is Dorothy here?!?!"
It never ends...........
and Clinton just won't go away.....
One might think since I haven't written anything more that I may be satified with Bush or perhaps that I just don't give a damn. Well, neither is true. However I feel we can bank on the fact that we are stuck with him for at least 4 years. He isn't going to be stupid enough to have rumors and embarassments like the Clinton administration did. So here we are..we're stuck with it. It doesn't surprise me one bit that us Californians are going to pay royally for supporting the Democratic ticket. We will have no gas to enjoy the summer sun, and rolling black outs for lack of power. Now the latest is that because of the power shortage the purifiers for our drinking water will go out leaving us at risk of drinking water with bacteria. And I am sure Bush is thinking "This is for me and my Daddy. I am going to open a can of whoop-ass on ya." And to think he's just gearin' up!
California ranks 48th in the nation in power consumed per person. AND California grows more than half the nation's fruit, nuts and vegetables. We're keeping them. We need something to eat when the power goes out. We grow 99 percent or more of the nation's almonds, artichokes, dates, figs, kiwifruit, olives, persimmons, pistachios, prunes, raisins and walnuts. Hope you won't miss them.
California is the nation's number one dairy state. We're keeping our dairy products. We'll need plenty of fresh ones since our refrigerators can't be relied upon. Got milk?
We Californians are gonna keep all our high-tech software in state. Silicon Valley is ours, after all.
Without enough electricity, which you're apparently keeping for yourselves, we just plain don't have
enough software to spare. And we're keeping all our airplanes. California builds a good percentage of the commercial airliners available to fly you people to where you want to go. When yours wear out, you'd better hope Boeing's Washington plant can keep you supplied. There isn't enough electricity here to allow us to export any more planes than we need ourselves. And while we're at it, we're keeping all our high-tech aerospace stuff, too, like the sophisticated weapons systems that let you sleep at night, not worried you might wake up under the rule of some foreign kook. Oh, yeah, and if you want to make a long-distance call, remember where the satellite components and
tracking systems come from. Maybe you could get back in the habit of writing letters. Want to see a blockbuster movie this weekend? Come to California. We make them here. Since we'll now have to make them with our own electricity we're keeping them. Even if we shoot them somewhere else, the labs, printing facilities, editing facilities, and sound facilities are all here. Want some nice domestic wine? We produce over 17 million gallons per year. We'll need all it now to drown our sorrows when we think about the fact that no matter how many California products we export to make the rest of America's lives better, America can't see its way clear to help us out with a little
electricity. You can no longer have any of our wine. You all complain that we don't build enough power plants. Well, you don't grown enough food, write enough software, make enough movies, build enough airplanes, and defense systems or make enough wine. This is your last warning, America. Lighten (us) up before it's too late.
Love, The Californians
LETS HAVE A LITTLE FUN WITH SOME OF THE JOKES THAT CIRCULATED DURING THE LAST ELECTION
Check out My Drama Life for my own opinions.
The Twelve Recounts Of Christmas
On the first recount of Christmas my country gave to me... a disputed Presidency.
On the second recount of Christmas my country gave to me... two campaign spins, and a disputed Presidency.
On the third recount of Christmas my country gave to me... three
Pregnant chads, two campaign spins, and a disputed Presidency.
On the fourth recount of Christmas my country gave to me... four
Contested ballots, three pregnant chads, two campaign spins, and a disputed Presidency.
On the fifth recount of Christmas my country gave to me... five...court
filings.... four contested ballots, three pregnant chads, two campaign
spins, and a disputed Presidency.
On the sixth recount of Christmas my country gave to me... six
disenfranchised voters, five... court filings... four contested ballots, three pregnant chads, two campaign spins, and a disputed Presidency.
On the seventh recount of Christmas my country gave to me... seven
politicians babbling, six disenfranchised voters, five... court filings...four contested ballots, three pregnant chads, two campaign spins, and a disputed Presidency.
On the eighth recount of Christmas my country gave to me... eight
spokesmen whining, seven politicians babbling, six disenfranchised voters, five...court filings... four contested ballots, three pregnant chads, two campaign spins, and a disputed Presidency.
On the ninth recount of Christmas my country gave to me... nine reporters guessing, eight spokesmen whining, seven politicians babbling, six disenfranchised voters, five... court filings... four contested ballots, three pregnant chads, two campaign spins, and a disputed Presidency.
On the tenth recount of Christmas my country gave to me... ten legal
rulings, nine reporters guessing, eight spokesmen whining, seven politicians babbling, six disenfranchised voters, five... court filings... four contested ballots, three pregnant chads, two campaign spins, and a disputed Presidency.
On the eleventh recount of Christmas my country gave to me... eleven
judges judging, ten legal rulings, nine reporters guessing, eight spokesmen whining, seven politicians babbling, six disenfranchised voters, five...court filings... four contested ballots, three pregnant chads, two campaign spins, and a disputed Presidency.
On the twelfth recount of Christmas my country gave to me... twelve lawyers lying, eleven judges judging, ten legal rulings, nine reporters guessing, eight spokesmen whining, seven politicians babbling, six disenfranchised voters, five... court filings... four contested ballots, three pregnant chads, two campaign spins... and... a... disputed...Presidency!!!!!
Florida's Top Ten New State Slogans
10. "Florida: We're ... um ... We'll Get Back to You on Our Slogan as Soon as
9. "Florida: It's Not the Size of the State That Matters, It's How You Use It"
8. "Florida: No Comprende Numeros"
7. "Florida: WE'RE NUMBER ONE! ... Wait, Recount."
6. "Florida: This is What You Get for Taking Elian Away From Us."
5. "Florida: We're Sorry for All the Stupid Old People."
4. "Florida: What comes after 17,311?"
3. "Florida: We Don't Just Cheat in Football."
2. "Florida: We put the 'GATOR' in 'Election-Tampering Investigator!'"
1. "Florida: Don't Poll Us, We'll Pole You"
14th November 2000
NOTICE OF REVOCATION OF INDEPENDENCE
To the residents of the United States of America,
In view of your abject failure to elect a President and thus to govern
yourselves, We give hereby Notice of the Revocation of your
Independence, effective today at Five O'clock Greenwich Mean Time.
Her Britannic Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume sovereign duties
forthwith over all states, commonwealths and other territories. Except
Florida, which shall be returned to His Illustrious Catholic Majesty,
King Juan Carlos of Spain. Your new Prime Minister (The Rt Hon Tony
for the 97.85% of you who have until now been unaware that there is a
outside your borders) will suggest to Her Majesty a Governor-General for
America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate
will be disbanded. A questionnaire will be circulated next year to
determine whether any of you noticed.
To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following
rules are introduced with immediate effect:
1. You should look up "revocation" in the Oxford English Dictionary.
Then look up "aluminum". Check the pronunciation guide. You will be
at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it. Generally, you should
raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. Look up "vocabulary".
same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as "like"
"you know" is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication.
2. There is no such thing as "US English". We will let Microsoft know
on your behalf.
3. You should learn to distinguish the English, New Zealand and
It really isn't that difficult.
4. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast British actors as the
5. You should relearn your original national anthem, "God Save The
Queen", but only after fully carrying out task 1. We would not want you
confused and give up half way through.
6. You should stop playing American "football". There is only one kind
of football. What you refer to as American "football" is not a very
The 2.15% of you who are aware that there is a world outside your
borders may have noticed that no one else plays "American" football.
no longer be allowed to play it, and should instead play proper
Initially, it would be best if you played with the girls. It is a
difficult game. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to
(which is similar to American "football", but does not involve stopping
for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armor). We
hoping to get together at least an American rugby sevens side by 2005.
7. You should declare war on Quebec and France, using nuclear weapons if
they give you any merde. The 98.85% of you who were not aware that
there is a world outside your borders should count yourselves lucky.
Russians have never been the bad guys.
8. July 4th is no longer a public holiday. November 8th will be a new
national holiday, but only in the British Empire. It will be called
9. All American cars are hereby banned. They are crap and it is for
your own good. When we show you German cars, you will understand what
10. Please tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us crazy.
Thank you for your cooperation.