An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 4 February 2011
We found out tonight that Rylee has a non-curable genetic disorder called 3p deletion syndrome. Basically that just means part of her 3rd chromosome is missing. She is unique in that there is not another recorded known case like hers.
The Reagan Recovery vs The Obama Recovery
This Sunday is President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday. It’s hard to comprehend the debt of gratitude our nation owes the 40th President of these United States. As Heritage Foundation Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought Lee Edwards details, Reagan embodied many of the classical virtues that the best political leaders possess: courage, prudence, justice, and wisdom. And he used each of these virtues to create an environment where the U.S. economy could strongly recover from our last great recession. The current occupant of the White House ought to take some better notes.
Ever wonder what goes through critters minds? I do. Drives me nuts. We can’t figure the little buggers out, so why do we try?
While sitting here drinking my coffee, minding my own business, I happened to notice our 3 male, four legged children, all kinds of agitated, looking out the window.
After snapping this picture, all three of them took off like a shot into the office, to take up the same position in that window. I know, because I followed them. I looked out both windows, but for the life of me, could never figure out what had them so fixated. There were no birds in sight, no squirrels….not even a leaf blowing. So, it makes ya wonder….. What goes through their little cat brains?
It’s hard to know where to begin in dismantling the Republican canard that Democrats control the media. Fox News is the most popular 24-hour news network by a whoosh and a cachung. Rush Limbaugh is the most powerful radio host, and lots of little Limbaughs line up behind him. Sarah Palin is the biggest media-political crossover star. And in an increasingly fragmented Internet, the Drudge Report continues to drives more political traffic than any other website. In italics and bold, to boot.
Where to begin? Let’s see….ONE cable news channel as opposed to 2, plus the network alphabets. Uh huh. Got it. Now, I will admit, there are a lot more conservative talkers out there on the radio. Why? Well, because liberal talk show hosts actually suck. They are all emotion, and no fact. So they fail. Miserably. And what business person would want to advertise on a radio show that totally blows? I mean….seriously! Well, unless of course if they don’t actually want anyone hearing their commercials, I suppose. As for the internet….has this guy actually LOOKED at all the left wing sites? There are more and more every day! That would include the websites from the aforementioned 2 cable stations and the alphabets.
Now, I don’t know about you, but when I see the results of a poll asking every day folks what they think, even if it isn’t ‘scientific’, I’d say that, yes, it does speak to the leanings of the media that even a four year can figure out.
I have no problem with my church members carrying guns. If you do, then perhaps you should find a different church, cuz apparently, you have a trust issue. Should all of them? Well, probably not. There are a few little ones that might have a problem, and a couple of elderly folks who aren’t physically able, but as for everyone else? I can’t think of a one I don’t trust.
Just one more glaring example of how incompetent the Obama administration really is! We see it daily with Napolitano, Joe Biden, etc. Why should one more extreme embarrassment for the country be so surprising?
What a novel concept! Actually keeping competent teachers, and tossing out the feckless, no matter how much time and money they’ve handed over to their union. Gosh! Maybe it’ll catch on? One can only hope!
Honestly, I think there are some who have unrealistic expectations. If you want to knock down a 100 mile long wall, you have to start with the first stone. Expecting half the wall to come down immediately, is a tad unreasonable. The same applies to the deficit, and spending. Congress never bothered to pass a budget. Almost half the fiscal year is gone. Now, while I’d like to see them cut all $100billion, it’s not exactly rational. HOWEVER, once this fiscal year is up, I expect them to cut the rest, plus another $100billion out of next years budget.
It’s the Chicago Way.
I remember the uproar from many years ago when everybody thought adding flouride to eh water was a real bad idea, but no one listened. Evidently, they should have! As the lady said…there’s that warning on the toothpaste tube….ya just don’t eat/drink poison! DUH!
For anyone who has ever watched someone suffer from the effects of cancer treatments, the idea of medical marijuana is a pretty good one. The problem with California, they have gone overboard, as is their norm. How many of those people walking into those pot shops are actually medical patients in NEED of a way to reduce the vomiting from the effects of medical procedures? Likely, less than half. I don’t think I’d trust a doctor who prescribes pot for depression, or a backache, or any number of things. That being said, if the federal government wants to increase their income, they should find a way to make REAL marijuana available to those who REALLY need it.
Exactly which ‘foreigners’ are to blame exactly?
Honestly, I really like Marsha Blackburn. I think she’s doing a fine job up there in D.C. and is sticking to conservative principles as much as possible. HOWEVER, this article brings to light something I see as a major problem. Money. Why is she fund raising? Why are any of our so called reps ALWAYS fund raising? They are suppose to go to D.C., represent the PEOPLE, do their job WE tell them to do, then go home. The thing that bugs me, and a lot of other people, if I’m not mistaken, is that all these politicians spend so much time on the campaign trail, they tend to forget why they were hired in the first place. Not saying Marsha has forgotten, just saying it’s a common theme.
I’m afraid Mr Obama has a fairly skewed view of what churches would be actually capable of achieving, if only the government would get OUT of their business!
There is no doubt in my mind the Islamists have been working behind the scenes since BEFORE all this started. We’re already seeing a domino effect. How much longer before even more ‘dominos’ join in?
Who comes up with these utterly ridiculous ideas during a time of war? And make NO mistake….we ARE at war! I don’t mean just in Iraq and Afghanistan either! The LAST thing we should be doing is reducing troop size!
Other than the essentials….like defense, for example, I wouldn’t mind seeing a shut down. Send those yahoos home. This was never meant to be a full time career, nor was the federal government created to run the entire country. Yep. Go home. Talk to those folks back home, and see what THEY say about the job y’all are doing in the Senate. Ask ‘em how they feel about how much of their money y’all have been squandering! And this time….actually LISTEN! Not with padded ‘townhalls’, but REAL people, from YOUR district…not the bussed in bozos from your favorite unions!
Nine years? That’s it? Why isn’t the SOB being stood up against the wall and shot? Nine years is nothing for these types….aka crazy people!
This could be a real interesting development for the new country of South Sudan. What do you do with so many people ‘going home’? Hopefully, it will be a peaceful transition for all involved.
As least a couple of folks are wise enough to state that one country should stay out of the business of another country, especially when they have their own ‘oppressors’ to deal with.