An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
In case anyone is wondering, I survived the surgery yesterday….at the butt crack of dawn. UGH! I’m rather surprised that she didn’t put in the stints, as she was expecting to do. That blockage that was 50% last time around is now up to 65%, and there’s another one growing in there as well. I think she enjoys gouging my innards. Or maybe she’s waiting till I actually have a heart attack? HUMPH! Well, she actually said it had to be 75%, so I’ve no doubt the next time she wants to stab me, it will be up there in her range.
Well, anyway, she didn’t, so I’m dealing with even MORE issues. Funny…the last time I had my cholesterol checked a few months ago, it was just fine. When they checked it yesterday, she decided it was time to slap another med on me (like I don’t take enough already?), and try to bring it down. Pfft! I don’t eat a lot of high cholesterol, or fatty type foods…very often, so they think it might be genetic. Gee, it’s not like I don’t have enough genetic issues, they gotta add this one as well? Sheesh! Well, I’ll try it for a month, and if it gives me trouble, it can go in the pile of other meds I can’t take. That pile sure is growing.
Needless to say, I’m still pretty sore, and am not moving around too much, not that I do that much moving around anyway, but still….. Likely, it’ll be a few more days before I’m back to my normal pained lazy. After sleeping most of yesterday afternoon in my recliner, I waddled to bed, and slept like a rock. Go figure! Couldn’t have anything to do with all those drugs the pumped me up with, could it?
What is a good employee? What makes a person loyal to the company? Is it their religious beliefs? Is it their sexual orientation?
In my personal opinion, a person sexual orientation does not make a better employee than a person of faith, or vice versa. What makes a person a good employee is their work ethic, whether it is flipping burgers at the local burger joint, or the CEO of a large corporation.
So, I wish someone would explain to me why there are companies that are invading the personal privacy of their employees? And why, for the love of all that’s holy, is such a small percentage (less than 2%) of the population making such a huge issue of THEIR orientation?
Here’s a reality factoid for ya…..it doesn’t matter what church you attend, or if you don’t attend church at all. It doesn’t matter if you have an attraction for someone of the opposite gender, or one of the same as yourself. If your work ethic sucks, you are a bad employee and do not deserve to keep job that someone else with a strong work ethic would gladly step in and do the job, making other employees, and customers, feel comfortable with, increasing the business of choice.
I’m not sure why the few are commanding the attention of the many. Who decided it was ok for a small number of people to insert themselves in all areas of life, including the entertainment industry. It’s not just the gay community that is doing the invading. Have you noticed that even commercials make the male figure look like a blithering idiot? The feminazis have taken over what we see watch on television as well.
So, between the gay agenda, and the feminazis, we don’t watch much network television. Unfortunately, we can’t escape the commercials on the cable networks. Anything based on faith is vilified, while obnoxiously “strong women” are deified.
I saw a commercial over the weekend, advertising some hotel site, with two males wanting to get away from a crying baby. One mentioned sleep, while the other made a different type of innuendo. It was obvious these were not just friends going on a weekend get away. Was that necessary?
On one level or another, the majority of commercials are insulting. Directv’s campaign of puppets on strings, supposedly the wife and son, make me want to throw something at the idjit box. If there were anyway to fast forward through commercials in real time, I most definitely would.
What was the purpose of Chase’s “anonymous” survey, that was not so anonymous? Are they planning on firing people of faith? Promoting those who claim homosexuality? Just what was the purpose? Will they give the list of believers to the government so they can know who to round up when the persecutions start?
If you are gay, fine. Just don’t shove your lifestyle down my throat, and I won’t shove my heterosexuality down yours. That issue is between you and God, and believe me the time will come when we all will have to answer for our choice during this life.
The only reason I can see for such a survey, by any company, is to use against the employee, no matter their work ethic. Hopefully, the boycotts that are coming will make any other company think twice before implementing a similar “anonymous” survey. Or maybe they just don’t care about their employees privacy?
10 Fear thou not, for I am with thee: be not afraid, for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee, and help thee, and will sustain thee with the right hand of my justice.
11 Behold, all they that provoke thee, shall be ashamed, and confounded: they shall be as nothing, and they that strive with thee shall perish.
12 Thou shalt seek them and shalt not find them: to wit, the men of thy strife, for they shall be as nothing, and the men that war against thee, as a thing of nought.
13 For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not, I will help thee.
I really don’t have much to say. It’s bad enough real life keeps getting in the way, but I have come to the conclusion the entire world has gone stark raving mad. There is no logic to the recent actions on many stages.
Yes, I do believe the Ukrainian “separates” shot down the Malaysian airline, killing nearly 300 innocent people. Did they do it intentionally? Well, it’s possible, but they have been shooting down Ukrainian jets and cargo planes the past week, so perhaps they thought the commercial airliner was another cargo plane? Does it really matter? They are killing people, encouraged by the Russians. This lies directly at the feet of Vladimir Putin!
Obama’s manufactured “crisis” continues on our southern border, bringing disease and crime into our country. The only campaign promise that clown has kept is ‘fundamentally transforming America’. Oh yeah, he’s transforming it alright…..to a third world country, complete with the corruption. The federal government is attempting to FORCE states to house the criminal invaders, yet ignores the thousands of veterans who are homeless.
As if we didn’t already have enough of corruption in our elected officials? We have the many alphabet, unelected I might add, organizations imposing regulations, lacking complete common sense, on so many companies, a large number are going out of business. No longer are you even allowed to collect rain water, water that comes from the sky…from God, on your own property, in some states.
I’d like very much to start firing rockets into the anti-Israeli protestors across the globe, and see how they react. I’d say, most would fight back. Well, that’s what Israel is doing….fighting back against the terrorists. They do their best to protect both their civilians, and the civilians living in Gaza. Hamas doesn’t give a damn about the civilians, on either side of this war, yet those protestors still rant against Israel in favor of terrorists. May those morons never know what it is like to fight for your very survival. Then again, maybe they SHOULD know what Israel has to deal with every single day. Maybe they should offer themselves to be human shields for the terrorists?
On that personal, real life issue? Just one issue….another heart cath, and possibly a stint or two.
Yay me. So, yup…I’ve got a few other things, health, family and such, on my mind right now.
There was a great deal happening in Washington this week, so I’m going to jump right in and share with you the many conservative victories we had. We are in the middle of appropriations season. At every turn, I’m continuing my fight to cut the budget of each federal agency. It is a moral failure that men and women are cutting back each month to make their budgets work, only to send money to Washington to a government that refuses to live within theirs.
This week, the House passed the Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Services Appropriations Bill. I’m happy to let you know I secured several provisions to this legislation that will protect your money from government waste and mismanagement. I offered several amendments and want to take a few minutes to share these victories with you. (I’ve linked to each of my remarks on the House floor- I hope you’ll take a minute and watch.)
Cities such as Detroit and Chicago, and other places in our country where big labor has forced unsustainable retirement benefits upon city taxpayers, are going to have to find their own way out of the mess they have created. My passed amendment will prevent the federal government from bailing out public pensioners. I refuse to stand by and watch hard-working taxpayers be left on the hook for the irresponsible decisions of liberal big labor groups.
The House also accepted my amendment to cut $2 million in funding from the Internal Revenue Service. President Reagan always said he’d come for half the loaf of bread today and would be back for the other half tomorrow. I’m not done cutting from the IRS budget.
My third amendment passed the House and will prohibit funds used by the Consumer Product Safety Commission from moving forward with a rule that would cripple the highly successful voluntary recall program currently in place. The public would ultimately be more at risk through a hostile process involving more time, lawyers and greater costs.
I offered a fourth amendment to the Financial Services Appropriations Bill that I’ve offered on every appropriations bill since I’ve had the honor of representing the Seventh District. I offered this amendment during my days as State Senator in Tennessee. Many of you have heard me talk about my 1,2, and 5% across-the-board spending cut amendments. I offered a 1% across-the-board spending cut that would have saved more than $228 million. I am disappointed it did not pass, but I am not giving up the fight. Each agency can handle a 1% haircut and I’m on a mission to rein in this outlandish federal government.
This week was also a win for states rights. I firmly believe that it is the role of state legislatures, not unelected bureaucrats in Washington, to legislate the affairs of each city within the state. The House approved my amendment to prevent the Federal Communications Commission from trampling on the rights of the state. Washington has zero right to tell states what they can and can’t do with respect to protecting their limited taxpayer dollars and private enterprises. The state is sovereign and I am happy to continue my fight to protect each state’s sovereign rights.
I believe all life is precious and sacred, and from conception to death needs to be protected. Earlier this week, I went to the Senate to testify against the “Women’s Health Protection Act.” This horrible legislation would have overridden state laws limiting abortions: including third-trimester bans on abortion, limits on abortion after 5 months of pregnancy, and laws against sex-selection abortion. One of the most basic precepts of our Constitution is the right to life. I will continue to fight to protect that right.