An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 19 September 2011
A young woman who told police she hid her pregnancy and then suffocated her newborn twins to keep her parents from hearing their cries hung her head and listened in court on Monday as friends and family testified that she was sweet, humble, loved and respected by everyone
The comments came during a bond hearing for 25-year-old Lindsey Lowe, who was arrested last week and charged with two counts of first-degree murder after her father found the body of one of baby boys in his daughter’s laundry basket. Police later found the second body.
Mark Lowe defended his daughter in court, saying, “Lindsey is a model daughter and we love her very much. She’s as good as it gets.”
“Good”? I’m sorry, this woman is 25 years old, murders her children, and she’s “as good as it gets”? I don’t bleepin’ think so!
This isn’t a young teen. This is a grown woman, afraid of her parents? There is obviously something wrong with her, but there is also something REALLY wrong with those parents, that she, at her age, would be so scared that she would murder 2 defenseless babies! I just don’t have the words to express my disgust!
After an utterly miserable and painful weekend, I went to physical therapy today thinking I probably went backwards, and wasn’t expecting ANY improvement in my ROM (range of motion). Last time, I got to 128 with a WHOLE lot of pain involved! I thought the guy was going to break every bone in my leg. No, I didn’t cry, cuz I don’t cry in front of people very often, but believe me, it was close! Imagine my surprise when he took the measurement and exclaimed…. REALLY LOUD….. 130! I guess this is a big deal? Heh. Dr Dimples said he would be real happy if I hit 130, but wouldn’t be disappointed if I didn’t do better than 125. Reckon I’m just a whiz, eh?
I’ve been getting really discouraged because of the pain. I thought by now, it would at least start easing up. When I told the de Sade triplet of my concerns, he said, and I quote, “Once you’re finished with your rehab, the pain will start to decrease.”
Seriously? Then excuse me, but why am I still making myself suffer? sigh…. Yeah yeah yeah… I need to get as much strength and motion back as possible. But still…. I am SO ready for this pain to end. Imagine constant ice pick stabbing….front…back….both sides….all at once, or taking turns. Believe me, it’s getting REALLY old, REALLY fast.
BUT…. I will persevere, cuz I’m stubborn like that!
Why Obama should withdraw
By Steve Chapman
When Ronald Reagan ran for re-election in 1984, his slogan was “Morning in America.” For Barack Obama, it’s more like midnight in a coal mine.
The sputtering economy is about to stall out, unemployment is high, his jobs program may not pass, foreclosures are rampant and the poor guy can’t even sneak a cigarette.
His approval rating is at its lowest level ever. His party just lost two House elections — one in a district it had held for 88 consecutive years. He’s staked his future on the jobs bill, which most Americans don’t think would work.
The vultures are starting to circle. Former White House spokesman Bill Burton said that unless Obama can rally the Democratic base, which is disillusioned with him, “it’s going to be impossible for the president to win.” Democratic consultant James Carville had one word of advice for Obama: “Panic.”
Read the rest here.
If Obama had any concern for the future of this country, which he doesn’t, he’d skip the campaigning, and resign…..RIGHT NOW! Could Biden be any worse for this nation? Granted, he’s the king of gaffes, but still… At least Biden would be good for at least his entertainment value. Obama has done nothing but create chaos with his constant blathering about redistribution, and fair share B.S. About 50% of people in this country don’t pay a dime in income tax, and many actually get a ‘refund’ they didn’t earn. When are THEY going to start paying THEIR fair share?
The spending sprees must end! And that includes Michelle’s trips around the world! We’re pretty sick of picking up the tab for her globe trotting. She doesn’t even LIKE this country.
No one is ‘entitled’ to ANYTHING except ‘life, liberty, and the PURSUIT of happiness’!
Obama’s War on Job Creators
Today, President Barack Obama is expected to announce his latest plan for reducing the deficit, and central to it are $1.5 trillion in new taxes, aimed predominantly at wealthy Americans. Unfortunately for the 14 million unemployed Americans, the President is continuing down his steady path of ushering in big spending policies, then turning to even higher taxes in order to pay for them. Who ends up paying the price? America’s job creators and those on the unemployment line.
It’s a “glut the beast” strategy the President has employed before–increase spending as much as possible, and then argue that the only answer to the massive deficits is to increase taxes. Last week, the President played that philosophy to a tee when he unveiled another series of tax hikes intended to pay for more stimulus–his newly unveiled $447 billion American Jobs Act. Not surprisingly, the tax policies the President proposed were more of the same he has offered up since he first took office.