An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Jerry sent me the link to this video this morning, and I thought it would be a terrific break from anything political! So cool!
Under the sea….”Fiji islands and Tonga. Featuring colorful coral reefs, huge schools of tropical fish, sharks, humpback whales, underwater caves, scuba divers and much more marine life from the south Pacific.”
I’ve never been scuba diving, but I have snorkeled a few times off Jamaica. Unfortunately, I didn’t have one of those oversized, expensive camera thingys to take pictures, but I can tell ya, it was pretty cool to see a whole different world under the water.
We might still be the ‘home of the brave’, but we are surely no longer ‘the land of the free’. For nearly 50 years, we have been the frog in the pot of slowly heated water. Someone has now turned the burner on high, and we are starting to boil.
At first, the intrusion into our lives was small and slow. Over time, apparently we got so use to these intrusions, we thought of them as normal, even though occasionally a few would speak out against such intrusions, no one seemed to take it seriously. They were called paranoid. In recent years, more have noticed the intrusions, and decided, “Hey…this just isn’t right!” But by that time, things had grown so out of control, no one was sure how to stop it.
Now, here we are, nearly 50 years later, and where are we? In the midst of the same type of tyranny that provoked our forefathers to fight a war for freedom. Many are ‘fighting’ the downward spiral, but not enough. Those who do, are being targeted as enemies, but when did being a supporter of the U.S. Constitution become a crime? At what point in our recent history?
Taking up arms against this tyranny shouldn’t be necessary. We have a much more effective weapon. It’s called the vote. Removing people from office who are not working in the best interest of the nation should be paramount, and there are a lot of them. Those who want to silence the people, those who wish to change our nation from a Republic to a socialist state, those who would deny us our God given, constitutional rights, and those who want to regulate us into poverty.
In order to stop our march into the cesspool, and elect constitutional representatives, it will take a great deal of money. It shouldn’t, but if you haven’t noticed, those who fit the description above are part of the 1%…extremely rich, with extremely wealthy backers. To fight against those who would destroy, donate to candidates who will turn the tide, in whatever means possible. We have had some success in this, but not nearly enough. In 2014, we must take the Senate away from the mealy mouthed, Obama lapdog who attacks those who stand up against tyranny, and increase our numbers in the House. Removing the entrenched career politicians won’t be easy, but it must be done, R and D alike!
This is a fight for our very lives, the lives of our children, grandchildren, and all future generations. I want my grandchildren to know the freedom I enjoyed as a child, that has been stripped away, little by little, until we are at this point. We are at a crossroads. It is up to us to decide which way we will travel in the future.
You may have seen this, but I had no choice… I HAD to post it!
Shared by Jerry.
Yes, ladies and gents….it’s that time of year again. Believe it or not, it IS May, and the first Saturday in May is the BIG day in horse racing. I was expecting to see snow this morning, but luckily, it didn’t get quite THAT cold…only down to 44, although I did have to turn the heater on, much to my chagrin. It’s a well known fact… I don’t much care for cold. I especially don’t care for it in May….in Tennessee….in the SOUTH! Hey….Algore….! Oh, wait a minute…this is caused by gorebal warming too, right? Whooops! I mean man made climate change.
Pfft! Change this ya over blown bag of hot air! Now that you’ve gotten disgustingly rich off starving people, are ya goin’ to Disney Land? You’ll notice we haven’t heard much from the lying sack in a while now.
Oh yeah…what was I saying? Ah…yes….Derby Day! Where the ladies wear some outrageous hats and many bet money on very expensive horseys. Ain’t they purdy! I love horses…one of God’s most beautiful creations. Haven’t ridden in years, and likely won’t ever again. sigh…
This past couple of weeks have been real humdingers, both politically, and personally. If you’ve been paying attention, more than I have, you will have noticed that we keep sliding into the maelstrom of insanity. Our dear leader was down there in Mexico, apologizing….. again. Why? Because Mexico has been taken over by drug lords, and supposedly, it’s OUR fault that people are dying. Really? We have forced the scum of the earth to murder innocent people? Does this dude live in the real world? Nope! Cuz evidently, he has completely zoned the fact that a LOT of those weapons being used were sent down there by HIS administration. No one is forcing the recipients to pull the triggers of those Fast & Furious weapons! The man child needs to remember for that one finger he is pointing towards the U.S., there are several pointing right back at him. I’m getting real damn tired of that loser SOB blaming the U.S. for all the ills of the world. What kind of POTUS does such a thing? Well, one that hates the U.S., of course!
Is Obama’s mouthpiece, Jay Carney, incapable of telling the truth, and not insulting our intelligence? Right up there with Hillary’s “What difference does it make!” is Carney’s “It was a long time ago.” 11 September 2012. Eight months was a long time ago? I’m fairly sure the families of those 4 murdered Americans don’t feel like it was ‘a long time ago’. Neither do the American people, who actually give a damn about muslim thugs murdering our citizens. Then again, let’s not rush to judgement, right? Funny how it’s those ‘few’, 20,799 attacks since 9/11/01, are the ones who are taking their cult book at face value, doing just as instructed by their prophet of hate. Hmmm… NO, Mr Warren, allah and God are NOT one in the same!
Has the lame stream media even noticed that there is a so called doctor on trial fro the murder of four human beings? It was seven, but for reasons I don’t understand, three of the charges were dropped. Yes, they said it was for the lack of evidence. I dunno…I’d say dead bodies were pretty good evidence, but I’m not a judge, so…. Apparently, NBC noticed…for a few seconds. Unfortunately, the Gosnell monster isn’t the only one who has a habit of letting babies born alive, after a botched in womb murder, die. Well, after all, even that clown in chief says it’s ok to let babies die.
The Dow may have broken a record high, with claims to be because of a positive jobs report, but that 7.5% unemployment doesn’t tell the REAL story. If you add up all the people who have stopped looking for work due to the lack of jobs in their area or the number of people who have gone from the welfare rolls to disability, which, of course, the BLS doesn’t count at all, the number is likely anywhere between 11% and 30%. I’d suggest not doing a Snoopy dance until we get some REAL economic recovery.
My goodness! Let’s not forget about the BIG, important news. Mediocre NBA player (1.1 ppg 2012-2013), Jason Collins, came “out of the closet“, so to speak, which warranted a phone call from Dear Leader himself! I find this rather interesting, since he couldn’t be bothered to even send an official representative to the funeral of Chris Kyle, an actual American hero, or to London for the funeral of an icon, Margaret Thatcher. Ya ever get the impression the clown has seriously skewed priorities?
For your of the day, we have this little tidbit. It seems that there are no cemeteries, in three states…so far, willing to take murderous muzzie thug, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Gosh. I’m crushed. Aren’t you? Yeah…I know…I should be more compassionate. ……………. Pfft!
Stepping away from the political zoo, the world lost a country music legend. Even if you aren’t a country music fan, if you’ve never heard the name George Jones, you must have been living under a rock, in a cave, on a different planet! Even I, who grew up listening to REAL rock, big band, and opera, knew who he was. I didn’t get into country until the 80s, when I moved to a small town in Texas, and that’s all ya heard, but I knew who he was before that time. I also quit listening to it when it became so “Top 40/Pop”. UGH! He got quite a send off!
Like I said, it’s been an unpleasant couple of weeks. Honestly, I’ve done my best to step away from politics because real life invaded my world. My daughter lost her ‘daddy’, my ex husband, to a very ugly and painful disease, and my concern about her well being has been paramount. I found out I have a cyst in my sinuses (??) that may, or may not, have to be removed. I learned I’ve got one more, rather serious, health issue to add to the pile of BS I already deal with on a regular basis. On the bright side, the doc doesn’t think that thing that’s growing on my leg is cancer, but is going to do a biopsy anyway.
We were suppose to go to the NRA shindig down in Houston this weekend, but as you can probably figure out on your own, life got in the way. I’ll be posting some of the videos later on. AND, if you are interested, they’ll be live streaming the BIG to do this evening…
I’ve also learned that there are some, who call themselves conservatives, who are just as bad, if not worse, than liberals. If you don’t agree, you get called ugly names. I thought we were above that sort of thing. Guess not. Immaturity obviously comes in all shapes, sizes, and political persuasions.
I baked! Yep…the ol’ broad actually broke down and used the oven. It was quite a daunting experience. First, I had to find the oven. Turns out, it’s in the kitchen, right near the freezer microwave! Who knew!! Not only did I bake once…I baked TWICE! Ok, so I made basically the same thing, but the first was didn’t quite turn out as promised, so I did it again, with some improvisation of my own. The first one tasted ok, just wasn’t…you know…that tasty.
So, as promised to Billy, here is cobbler #1:
And yes, we did dip into it to see if it was ok. I’m not dead, or barfing or anything, so it must be ok.
And, cobbler #2:
Since I’m taking to a friend’s house (her mom died), I’m a little leery of dipping my spoon in there, and will just pray it doesn’t kill anyone. Not too sure what to do about that dusty looking stuff. Got some whipped creme too, so maybe that’ll cover it up? And NO, it didn’t come off the pan. Bought some of those aluminum thingys you can throw away.
Yes, I finally broke down and went to see my very own doc! I sat there, getting asked questions I couldn’t hear that had to be repeated….LOUDER, answered…or croaked…as best I could, got the temp taken, BP, pulse…temp below normal, BP 98/60, pulse….98? Hmmm…. Must have heard that wrong! Not that I can actually hear much of anything.
So, the doc walks in, takes one look at me, and said, “You’re sick!” See? Told ya she was a genius! So, after some poking and prodding, she gives it a name. I would have preferred George, or Lester, or even Guinivere, but no. She gave it the same name I have mentioned previously….bronchial pneumonia. sigh…. Yay me! Well, now that we got that settled, she made sure I got the shot from hell in my tush (STILL no Snoopy band-aids…pfft), and loaded me up on a variety of meds. Maybe…just maybe…I’ll live after all!? I’ll let ya know if I ever crawl out of my bed again, ok?
Well, ladies and gents, as you can probably tell, I made it home! I’m not going to say in one piece, cuz I think I left a few pieces along the way, but still…. I am HERE! Sleeping in my own bed, with the Mr on the other side, would have been great…..if I had actually SLEPT! The mega hacking waking me up seems to be back. Oh joy! Yes, I will be calling my doc on Monday. They’re closed today….GOOD Friday, don’cha know.
I have come to the conclusion that drivers in Louisiana are insane. Am I the only person who obeys the law? sigh… Yeah, ok, so I do a couple of miles over the speed limit. Big deal. I’m being passed by people doing 80, 85…and some I bet are up to 90. What’s the rush? Is it worth dying for? Sure hope so, cuz these yahoos keep driving like that, they are either going to kill themselves, or someone else. It’s all about “me”, isn’t it. Jerks!
One thing I love about driving any distance during the day, I get to listen to some great radio. Andrew Wilkow is one of my favorites. He comes on at the same time as Rush, but honestly, I prefer Wilkow. Yesterday, Hannity was off, and a young lady named Deneen Borelli was sitting in for him. She had some great interviews with several people, like Col Allen West, Matt Kibbee, Senator Vitter, and a fellow, Aaron Negherbon, from an organization called Direct Troops, that just ripped my heart out. Listening to him, I became very angry, and I’ll admit, it’s difficult to drive with tears in your eyes. Go, read about them, and donate! Our troops deserve a lot better than what they are receiving from this administration, and yes, the previous administration as well! The Obamas can take lavish vacations, costing us MILLIONS of dollars on a regular basis, but they can’t make sure our troops are provided the simplest things, like toothpaste, bandages, etc.? Yep, pissed off! You would be too if you had listened to him. Like I said, go, read, get pissed, then donate. These men and women are still at war with evil, and they deserve the very best we can provide for them.
After Hannity, there was Mark Levin, who I absolutely adore! I missed the call he was talking about because I was filling up my tank, but his response? Priceless! You can actually listen to his shows on the computer, too! As best I can tell, you don’t have to join anything, or pay a fee, like some OTHER folks we won’t mention. Smart dude too!
Well, so I’m back, for the time being. Can’t say if I’ll be posting much the next few days, but I’ll see what I can do. Honestly, I haven’t paid much attention to the news, and the only reason I know anything about what is going on, is from the radio. Needless to say, if I didn’t feel like warmed over dog ****, I’d have plenty to say.
I apologize for missing the beginning of Passover….
And being Good Friday, I’m very happy to know I am…
Well, in case ya noticed, and in case ya didn’t, the last few days have been postless. I was asleep….literally asleep. I slept for two days, with only a break now and then to answer nature, and snoop on FB for a few minutes. Then, it was right back to sleep. It came to the time to make a decision. Die in Texas, or die at home. I chose home, so I’m now halfway there. Home, not dead. Or maybe both?
Anyway, I figured since I was actually kind of awake, and wasn’t hacking up the bottom of my feet, I should make the attempt to go home, so I did. The bad part… I didn’t mention this to Brat or Ick. Needless to say, they weren’t too happy with me. But hey, I need to go home, right? I took advantage of the fact I was awake, and semi functional. Besides, I gotta go back in a couple of months, and maybe by then, I’ll 100% alive?
So, hopefully, by this time tomorrow, I’ll be home. That is, IF I can make it that far. If not, then I’ll be home on Friday.
But since things have gone so well, sorta, I’ve started hacking up the soles, again. sigh… Searching suitcase for cough crap. Yippee! Blech!
Well, I talked to my doc this morning, described all the issues I’m having, and she said it’s most likely I have pneumonia (I could have told her that), but she needs to see me to make sure. Seriously? If I could drive my happy self home, I’d have no problem coming in to see her, and then, odds are, I wouldn’t NEED to come see her. Once again, I explained I am 700 miles from her office, and most likely won’t make it any time soon. DUH! Reckon she missed that part, eh? So, I’m REALLY hoping that she called in a prescription, or ten, down here to the pharmacy so I can actually carry my sick ol’ self home! Then I’d be REAL happy to come in and chit chat with her.
Gosh! This has been so much fun!! grrrrr… I think I’ve managed to pull every muscle in my bod from coughing up several lungs. Yes, apparently, I DO have more than two, cuz they keep getting hacked up. Yes…I know…lovely mental image, and way TMI! Tough! So much for being home yesterday. sigh…. What’s more annoying is that even though I’m here, I’m not able to spend much time with the Spud! Sick babies are extremely grumpy babies, and I sure don’t want him any more grumpy than he already is on a regular basis! Brat might just go ahead, grant my wish, and shoot me! Heh.
I should probably eat, but the last time I attempted that…well, let’s just say that coughing that hard doesn’t make food taste any better the second time around. Yes, I know, another lovely mental image! Welp, I’ve posted more this morning than I have in the last 3 days. That’s my cue to go crawl my dying self back into bed, and attempt to sleep!
I really am THAT sick! Not too worry…unless I go toes up, I shall return!
You can’t see me, so ya can’t prove otherwise! Actually, what I am is as sick as the proverbial dawg! Started feeling bad a couple of days after I got here, and now, I actually feel like I’m on death’s door. Ok, well, maybe not that bad, but darn close! All day yesterday, I was freezing. All last night, I was burning up. Did you know you had spare lungs to hack up? Neither did I.
If this keeps up, I’m gonna make the Mr fly down here and drive me home!! sigh… And we still haven’t gotten that picture taken.
Yep! Even though there were a few folks on the highway that did their best to keep me from my destination, I defied them all! There was a truck towing a trailer that apparently thought I was invisible, and attempted to go through me….twice! Jack wagon!! And why is it I get stuck behind some yahoo in the passing lane that can’t figure out what that peddle on the right is for? If the speed limit is 75, why do ya wanna go 60??? Then there was that truck from hell that I couldn’t see around, on a two lane highway! I finally passed it, doing 90, so I wouldn’t get creamed by the line of cars coming at me in the other lane. SHEESH! There were a LOT of idjits on the road today!
Spud was pretty grouchy when I got here, but that’s ok. He’s was pretty grumpy till he finally went to bed. I’m rather hoping he’ll get use to me, but alas…. I fear until he sees me on a regular basis, this will be his reaction when Granny leaves the room. Oh well!
I’ve been screeched at, slobbered on by one of the dogs, “claimed” by two, kneaded by one of the cats, and groped by my 14 year old granddaughter. This is going to be an interesting visit! Heh.
Well, I made it to my first, and only, stop on my trip…Amite, LA. Same motel where I stay all the time. I stay so often, always making a reservation, they worry when I’m late. LOL
It was mostly an uneventful drive, other than the forest fire. There was smoke for 10 miles, and likely even farther, but since I stopped before the smoke cleared, I wouldn’t know. I couldn’t see how far back it went into the woods, but I know I didn’t see a single fire fighter in the vicinity, so maybe it was a “controlled fire”? If so, they weren’t noticing it was that close to the freeway.
I did notice an awful lot of U.S. flags waving on one particular stretch in Mississippi, and a couple of signs thanking the troops. I thought that was pretty cool!
Question: When did McDonald’s start putting the caloric content on every single thing on the menu??? Whose bright idea was that? Criminy! If there had been someplace else I could walk to, I would have, just to avoid that ugly reality! I don’t wanna know! I already know it’s more than I’ll eat in a regular day, shouting it at me isn’t going to help! I’m still gonna get what I want! Sheesh. I bet Moochelle had something to do with that, didn’t she! grrrrrrrr
Ya ever just get in one of those moods? Well, The Bunker is to blame for this one! LOL His mention of Buffalo Springfield in his comment got all kinds of oldies, that I grew up with, invading my mind.
I don’t know, maybe like….your JOB??? I always thought, when President Bush created the Department of Homeland Security, the organization would, well, secure our homeland. I guess not, eh? They seem peruse certain blogs on a regular basis. I know of a few that are frequented almost daily. For Pete’s sake, do something constructive for a change….like SECURING THE DADBURN BORDER!!
Really? Y’all don’t know the Ten Commandments? Ya had to Google ‘em? And ended up here?