An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for Life
I made a LOT of mistakes with my daughter when she was growing up. Ok, let’s face facts…. I was a pretty lousy mother. I was too worried about “ME” than I was about her, kind of like a large number of parents of my generation, and the one that comes after.
After all the mistakes I made, she didn’t turn out too bad. She’s an extremely intelligent ‘young lady’, and could have succeeded in any area she chose. Like me, she was a late bloomer, and luckily, has a spouse that has been extremely supportive of the choices she has made in her life. She went to school to become a phlebotomist, and was darn good at her job. Unfortunately, she developed a rather rude nerve condition (RSD/CRPS) that prevents her from doing that job, and has now decided to pursue a career in child advocacy.
A couple of days ago, I saw a comment she made on Facebook in response to the Hobby Lobby decision, with a link to this post on Young Cons, and I knew…. I did something right!
Just a little information for my liberal friends… Plan B is available over the counter, no insurance or prescription required, Ella is not birth control .. It is specifically a morning after type pill with a 7 day efficacy level and even then is not even 80% effective. If plan B is not taken within 24 hours (which is not usually enough time to get an appt at a doctors office, even I’d this product wasn’t over the counter) the efficacy drops below 70%.
IUDs are not normally provided to women who have no previously had children period, they also have a high incidence of side effects that can include ectopic pregnancy and sterility.. But lately they have been used in a morning after capacity in order to make the uterus an inhospitable place for implantation of an embryo.. The problem with this is that it is more likely to cause ectopic pregnancy or implantation of the device into and/or through the wall of the uterus…
Many insurance programs limit covered items, not all treatments in any specialty are available under any insurance .. Most insurance companies don’t cover ALL forms of birth control anyway and either require a preauthorization showing medical necessity or finding a comparable medication … These are things to keep in mind before you start hollering about lack of coverage..they do cover birth control in the traditional sense …
Sometimes, even a lousy mom has reason to be proud. Oh, and she’s acing her courses, too!
God is closest to those with broken hearts.
Maya Angelou ~ 1928-2014
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
How can people be so full of hate?
I honestly have never understood the hatred towards any particular group of people, whether it was Jews, blacks, Hispanics, or whites, hatred toward a people who are maybe a little different from you, is evil….pure and simple! Such hatred is of Satan, and in no way reflects the love of God, or any true believer.
May their memory be a blessing.
Mickey Rooney made a lot of movies long before I was born, but I think I must have watched every Andy Hardy movie, several times, while I was growing up. That was back in a time when families talked to each other, fathers gave good advice, kids respected their parents, and yet, they still got into jams, took responsibility, and took their punishment without question. He and Judy Garland were a big part of my childhood, and will be greatly missed by many.
In his personal life, there were a lot of ups and downs, just as with most people. His small stature was, perhaps, a blessing and a curse. I wonder, did he have more, or less, marriages than Elizabeth Taylor? It was always on the news when he divorced, although, I’m not sure why, anymore than current days “famous” people being in the headlines because of their personal lives. *shakes head*
My prayers go out to his family and friends.
I missed a lot yesterday, but I have several good reasons. Called life.
First, I spent a good bit of time on the phone with my insurance company. They decided it would be a good idea if I switched my plan…through them! After we got my rant out of the way about my thinking I was going to cancel the policy altogether due to the absurd rate increase, the young man, very patiently, explained a different policy that he thought I would like a lot better. Of course, I asked the major question….is this in any way related to Obamadontcare, the government, or any other entity that would raise my ire once again. “No ma’am,” he said, “this is completely through our company, and there are no governmental officials involved, including Obama and his dontcare.”
After some discussion, and question, I decided to go with the new policy, which, on one hand, raised my deductible to $6,000. On the other, it cuts out the OTHER $5,000 of out of pocket expenses. I don’t know why they don’t just call the whole damn thing a $10,000 deductible, cuz that’s what it is if YOU are paying it! Sheesh! My old policy was about $13,000 a year, plus another $10K, so basically, I was paying $23,000 a year for a catastrophic policy, that only paid 50% after all that other cash was thrown out. Hence, the thought of canceling, and paying the freakin’ fine. Or, I could go to jail, and get 3 squares, a cot, and all the medical care I needed. Tough decision!
Why had my insurance become a annual income of some people? One word….OBAMADONTCARE! And the insurance company told me that!! We just can NOT afford that anymore, thanks to Obama! Yeah, we were comfortable, and could have lived out our lives in said comfort. Not anymore! I’ve been poor, I can adapt. But THIS? What has been thrust upon this country by a socialistic government is an abomination!
Whew! Got that off my chest!
Now, with this new plan, I will be paying the $6K deductible, BUT after that is met, which for me, ain’t too difficult, everything is covered 100%. Now why the hell didn’t my other policy do that? Oh, that’s right…because I had no need for maternity care! Now how absurd is that! Well, I have it now! And let me tell ya…if I get preggers? Light the candles, strike up the band, bring out the champagne….cuz THAT would be a miracle of the greatest magnitude! Mary had the equipment….I don’t!
Yes, I did use the word hate. Hatred is the only explanation I can come up with to explain why the Democrats/liberals/progressives/commies are so dead set on killing the innocent. It’s not, as so many claim, about ‘women’s reproductive health’. There is nothing healthy about ripping a small, unformed or formed, child from the body of the one person in all the world that is meant to protect him or her.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence that all had a RIGHT to life, given by the Creator. No where, in either the document that proclaimed our freedom from a tyrant, or in the U.S. Constitution, does it ever state that anyone has the right to deny life to an unborn baby. NO WHERE!
Looking at the framers of the Constitution, we can learn a great deal. They were men of great faith, and in no way ever dreamed a woman would want to slaughter her own child in the womb. Such an action goes against everything for which they stood when they laid their lives on the line….for us. The Supreme Court overstepped its Constitutional bounds when declaring in favor of Roe V Wade. I would suggest people read the paper by Publius Huldah on the Judicial Abuse of the 14th Amendment!
What is the solution of unwanted babies? Adoption. It’s that simple! More than 55 millions babies could have had loving homes, if only they had lived. Who knows what they could have accomplished! We’ll never know! But we can save future generations! If only the left would realize that EVERY life has a purpose, large or small, it has a purpose!
Why They Marched, in Their Own Words
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Despite temperatures in the teens and wind chills below zero, people from across the country marched in Washington, D.C., yesterday, to speak up for life.
They had different backgrounds—from the 15-year-old who said he “would do anything to support this cause” to the man who was conceived when his mother was raped: “I’m here today to make sure all life is protected like I was.” Read his powerful story here.
1. Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning cursive really necessary?
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
9. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind-of tired.
10. Bad decisions make good stories.
11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blu-ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection…again.
13. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.
14. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer! when they call.
15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Light than Kay.
17. I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Ghetto” routing option.
18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
19. How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear or understand a word they said?
20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!
21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
22. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey – but I’d bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time.
23. The first testicular guard, the “Cup,” was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.
Life just gets better as you get older, doesn’t it?
Shared by Jerry.
Well, we tried! After 5 attempts to get the blog backed up, and updated, we have a situation on our hands. When even my guru can’t get it solved, ya know we have issues. Well, it doesn’t keep me from posting, when the mood strikes of course.
Why is it that when ya get sick, bad enough to go to the doc, get the load of meds, ya always feel worse AFTER you start the meds? Yesterday, I actually felt good enough to get most of the laundry done, pull a few weeds, and get my suitcases emptied and put away. Then today… UGH! Miserable! Worse than I did on the drive home, where dying would have been an improvement. Thankfully, I know in a few days, I’ll be almost normal? Whatever that is! Heh.
I’ve only got one more day to get stuff done before CFR flies into Nashville, where I hope I don’t get lost! I’ve never been to that airport. I THINK I know where it is, but…. Criminy! That means I have to actually get out of bed, and get moving by 9? UGH! Living in Podunk has a lot of pluses, having an airport nearby isn’t one of ‘em! Oh well, I’m fairly sure she’ll understand if I need a nap after we get back. I’m old, crotchety, AND sick! Well, maybe not. It’s only taken her SIX years to get her Yankee hind end down here! I’ve told her, the next trip, she BETTER get more time off so we can actually DO stuff… I mean other than visit the home of her favorite gentleman….Jack Daniels! LMBO Wonder if they ship purchases to WI? Cuz you KNOW she’s gonna find a few items she just can’t live without! Heh.
Well, that’s what’s going on. I’m still battling the pneumonia, the computer, and the house, but not to worry…this too shall pass.
Finally, one step forward! While the conviction of that butcher is a step in the right direction, we have many more steps to go. And it won’t be easy.
For some reason, there are so many women who hate children, of any color, that they’d rather see them torn apart than live a full life, perhaps adopted by a loving couple, grow up to be a productive member of society. Others believe it’s a convenient form of birth control. But how many have actually seen the results? Tiny bodies, turned into tiny pieces, or drowned in salt water, brutalized by a soulless being.
Abortion is not about the ‘health of women’. It never has been. It’s about the consequences of a selfish, uncaring child in an adult body.
When that heartbeat is detected at 18 days, you can’t say it’s your body. That’s someone else’s body. Who’s to say that the heart isn’t beating before then? Just because it can’t be detected by current medical equipment, doesn’t mean it’s not there. No, this is another human being that is being killed, at your whim. Murder is not health care!
Serving Justice to Gosnell
Sarah Torre – The Foundry
Justice has been served for a few infants and one mother whose lives were taken within the filthy walls of 3801 Lancaster Avenue.
Late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted yesterday of first-degree murder in the deaths of three infants who were born alive after botched abortions performed in his run-down West Philadelphia clinic. He was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Karnamaya Mongar, a 41-year-old woman who died from an overdose of anesthetic drugs during an abortion procedure.
The jury’s deliberations came after six weeks of harrowing testimony detailing the brutal deaths of newborns and unthinkable mistreatment of women. The gruesome murder of moving, breathing infants after botched abortions allegedly became a regular occurrence at the filthy West Philadelphia facility, with one clinic worker estimating nearly 100 living babies were killed shortly after birth.
…Ignore the Gosnell House of Horrors
Yesterday, I received a link to a column at Zero Hedge that really made me stop…and think. Yes, it was painful, but I managed. I not only see myself in this, I see a great many others. Why do we expect someone else to do the hard work? We talk, we write letters to the editor, some of us have blogs where we share our thoughts, and rants, with others, but what do most of us actually DO? I have a legitimate excuse for not taking more physical action… I’m a decrepit ol’ broad, but what’s your excuse?
Personally, I know one….ONE person, who has actually taken action, ran for a local office, and won. After finding out how things really go down, he’s questioning whether he wants to even bother running for re-election. After all, he’s just one voice. But we need to remember, it was just one Voice that actually changed the entire world.
Here’s a snippet of the column. It’s a bit long, so I won’t paste the whole thing. Please, go read it, and think.
The Good Guys Are Not Coming To Save Us
by Tyler Durden
A lot of Americans know that the US government is out of control. Anyone who has cared enough to study the US Constitution even a little knows this. Still, very few of these people are taking any significant action, and largely because of one error: They are waiting for “the good guys” to show up and fix things.
Some think that certain groups of politicians will pull it together and fix things, or that one magnificent politician will ride in to fix things. Others think that certain members of the military will step in and slap the politicians back into line. And, I’m sure there are other variations.
There are several problems with this. I’ll start with the small issues:
- It doesn’t happen. A lot of good people have latched on to one grand possibility after another, waiting for a good guy to save the day, and it just doesn’t happen. Thousands of hours of reading, writing and waiting are burned with each new “great light” who comes along with a promise to run the system in the “right” way, and give us liberty and truth. (Or whatever.) Lots of decent folks grab on to one pleasant dream after another, only to end up right back where they started… but poorer in time, energy and finances.
- Hope is a scam. It’s a dream of someday, somehow, getting something for nothing. People who hope do not act – they wait for other people to act. Hope is a tool to neuter a natural opposition: they sit and hope, and never act against you. Even the biblical meaning of hope is something more like expectation (or sometimes waiting) than the modern use of hope.
- Petitioning an abuser for compassion. The “good guys” are considered to be a few people inside the abusive government. But if the good guys were really good, wouldn’t they have dissociated themselves with an abuser some time ago? By pleading for the good guys to rise up, people are asking one sub-group of the abusers to save them from the rest of the abusers. However, they all work for the same operation; they all get paid out of the same offices; according to the same rulebook. And if the good guys are so willing to turn against their employers, why would they have waited until now?
- Movies. We all grew up in the company of movie heroes who rode in at the last minute to save the noble victims. From John Wayne to Star Trek to Bruce Willis, the story line differs little. These are pleasant stories, of course, but cinema is not reality, and hoping for it to become reality is something that we should get over prior to adulthood.
But, as I say, those are the smaller issues. Let’s move on to the serious ones.
We have been programed to respect authority. But what if that authority is destroying everything we believe in? Do we sit back and allow that authority to continue, or do we stand up and fight back? We have to ask ourselves, are we willing to “mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”