An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 2 August 2009
I was thinking this afternoon about a few things, while listening to some repeat talk show on the radio. There’s a big to do going on about the Cash for Clunkers things, and there are a few folks thinking this is such a success, they need to put more cash into the program. Where’s the money coming from? Why, from the tax payers, of course. Anyway, this whole thing got me to thinking….what if you hear about this program, and you don’t really need a new car. You had no plans to buy a new one because yours works just fine. But hey….”free” money….why not? Ok, you’ve got a mortgage to pay, saving for the kids college, etc, and here comes one more monthly bill. Now, how is that going to help the economy? You going further in debt is going to create jobs? Will it make your life easier? No, I don’t think so.
I might not be explaining this very well, but honestly, I don’t think this program needs any more of our tax dollars. They weren’t anticipating the many people who decided to take advantage, so that BILLION was gone pretty quick. Why does the government want more people going into debt?
Can you imagine the run on the so called Health Care? But that’s another story.
After a very slow start this morning, I finally made it out of the house to head to Jr’s B-day party. Of course, me, being me, I had waited till today to pick up her gift. Hey! I’ve been tuckered, so it was ok, right? She’s been bugging everyone for an 8 gig mp3 player. Why? I have NO idea. Is there really a purpose for the things? Must be, since so many people have them. I don’t listen to a lot of music anymore, so it probably wouldn’t do me a whole lot of good….not to mention, I actually like being able to hear. I’ve noticed a LOT of kids with the earbuds, yet I can hear what they are listening to with no problem. Shame they don’t believe they’re going to lose their hearing doing that.
Well, I made it over there right on the nose. I was quite impressed. There were 3 people there I knew…..Jr and her foster parents. I’d say there were about 20 or so more there, all extremely nice people. One thing about the South, there are no strangers. I like that.
We had some good eats, home grown ‘chow-chow’, home grown corn on the cob, which they were nice enough to send home with me to the Mr’s joy, and then there was the cake. Jr has a major fondness for ice cream cakes, so she had the second one for this year. We had one for her while we were in Texas. So, with the ice cream cake, there were cupcakes on the side. Very tasty.
Time for the presents. I had already given her the mp3 player, because, well, Wally World doesn’t have a gift wrap section, unless you want to buy all the stuff, and I didn’t. She got quite a haul. Quite a few bucks were involved.
Now, we come to the finale. Jr is offered a swap. All the cash for what’s behind door #1, aka a bag. It was a tough decision, and after much waffling, she went for the bag. And what was in that bag? sigh…. An 8 gig mp3 player. A really GOOD one too. One of those ITouch thingys. Isn’t that what they call them? Well, needless to say, I had the receipt with me, so the lesser of the two is going back to Wally World, and the cash can go towards the cost of the better one. I guess I should have talked to someone before I listened to Jr, eh? KIDS!
It was a really pleasant afternoon, and I even made it to church this evening, even though I was a few minutes late. I sure needed that ‘infusion’. I’ve been missing my church family a LOT!
Not sure where this came from, not sure about anything actually. But thought it was interesting. Zoom in! Looks like a raised ‘seal’ to me, but then again, it might be total crap. Who knows. Release the freakin’ school records, put the whole thing to rest! JEEEZ!
……WAY back in 1992, I watched one of the funniest looking creatures come into the world! Contrary to what the Brat thinks (she was on some serious drugs at the time) it was purple! A nice shade of purple, but purple none the less. It was a girl. At least that’s what the physical indications were, and nothing has changed in the last 17 years, so, I guess it’s still a girl, eh?
Brat Jr made her way into the realm of reality, and nothing has ever been the same since! I’m not old enough to be a grandmother of a 17 year old!!! Dammit!
The Tennessee Democrat Party has a bit of a problem. You see, they brought up a state rep, Stacy Campfield, in their ‘press release‘ about Lamar Alexander (RINO) and his vote for the anti 2nd Amendment, ‘I’m smarter cuz I’m Latina’, Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sodamaker. What’s the problem?
Well, Rep. Campfield never said a word about the issue, so why bring him up in their release? I checked over his blog, and he’s right…..he hasn’t made a post on the issue, at least not that I’ve found. So, what’s their problem? Does this young man scare them so much, they have to inject him into their rants? I guess so. Kind of sad actually. Why lie when the truth will get you farther? Who knows, but Dems sure do have a bad habit of doing just that.
Y’see, Rep. Campfield is one of the ‘good guys’, aka pretty conservative, and we all know, Dems are terrified of conservatives. At least that’s how it looks to me. Why else would they make up stuff?
Navy Capt. Michael Scott Speicher, the F/A-18 Hornet pilot shot down over Iraq in 1991. His official status has changed several times since his plane disappeared, from missing-in-action to missing-in-action/body not recovered to missing-in-action/captured.
Capt. Michael Scott Speicher’s jet was shot down over the desert on the first night of the 1991 war. The inability to find his body led to nearly two decades of speculation.
I guess I still help out hope, along with a grateful nation, that he would be found, alive, once we went into Iraq and got rid of the scum. As time passed, I knew that had he still been alive, our boys would have found him pretty quick.
The military has identified the remains of a Navy pilot shot down on the opening night of the Persian Gulf War, officials announced early today.
The F/A-18 Hornet flown by Capt. Michael Scott Speicher was shot down on Jan. 17, 1991 while on a combat mission over western Iraq. He was considered the first U.S. casualty of the war.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Captain Speicher.