Sunday, November 23, 2008

Green, Drill, Bail Out, Thanksgiving Turkey

I've come to the conclusion there are strings tied to the Big Auto Maker's Bail Out and that is Green Cars. The Democrats don't want to drill, they are assuming they won't have to if the American Auto makers promise to create all green machines. The question will be then - if we have all Green Machines, do we really need oil? What about the rest of us and the vehicles we drive - will they become obsolete in a couple of years? Will every citizen have a green machine? How about those four wheeler truck lovin drivers - you can't do much hauling with a green machine, can you? Lots of questions about going green - and it will take years. And does that mean we will never lose our commitment and ties to the oil countries? How exactly is all this going to come out?

The Dems and the Environmentalists may have won for now especially if the Big Spending Auto Makers from Michigan promise to make the majority of green cars - the deal will be signed sealed and delivered - but the deal won't be cut until after Barack Obama is officially sworn in as President. Heaven forbid - they wouldn't do anything to give credit to President Bush - at least not on purpose.

With Thanksgiving Day quickly approaching, I do give thanks for my family, my home, my dear friends and the opportunities I have living in the United States, but most of all I give thanks for my faith and the love of my husband.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Republican Governor's Association

These are my favorite governors although I think we have been given limited access to the new up and coming political movers and shakers due to the news medias coverage of the Democrats. I found other photos of Gov Palin, but for me, when she is speaking to her Alaska National Guard before they were deployed was the best photo of them all. Can you imagine how she felt since her son was one of the troops being deployed to Iraq?

We have fine Republican individuals who are young and smart on the rise in our party. We must pray for them and keep hope in our heart that next time around they will be chosen to lead our country. But for now, we must also pray for this Democratic party as they lead the U. S. through some of our worse times - even though they are part of the problem.

As several others have said, let's not have the negative bickering about the Obama administration and the United States as was given to the Bush Administration. President Bush did the best with what he had and like has been said - since 9/11, President Bush has protected our country from further attacks - many have forgotten.

God bless America and our future Republican leaders!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


What kind of presidential governing are we in for in the next four years? If we have a "president" and his staff who can't even be trusted with secrets shared by other presidents - to whom will they be loyal besides themselves? This is shameful.
By the way, I have been wondering if it wasn't the staff of Obama who leaked all the "lies" about Governor Sarah Palin and passed it off as Senator John McCain's staff. Remember it was the son of a Democrat that stole her email information.
Something to think about and be aware of, don't you think? Although, what can we do about it - we are out numbered.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Governor Sarah Palin and Greta Van Susteren

Tonight on Fox News Network we watched Greta Van Susteren interview Governor Palin from Anchorage, Alaska at the state house.

We think Governor Palin is awesome and there's no better interviewer who is fairer and better than Greta. They made an terrific team. My husband noticed about half way through the interview that after Greta asked Governor Palin as question she didn't interrupt her at any time - something that is very rare in many interviews.

The second part of tonight's interview are at Governor Palin's home. They did show a sequence from the home and Governor Palin was putting together something to eat while she was answering Greta's questions about how Senator John McCain asked her to be his running mate. The Dude Todd was sitting on the sidelines holding the baby Trig and listening.

She has a lovely kitchen - large, would love that, but I know with all the entertaining and the big family she probably needs the space. The scene outside her large windows was breathtaking. Magnificent.

The second part of the interview is tomorrow night. If you have the opportunity to see it - don't miss it. The highlight will be Greta driving a snow machine. You won't be disappointed.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sunday morning news shows

Today I am refraining from watching news shows, although I will admit I watched Fox News for ten minutes. A Republican was speaking on the Republican party and the status of it or lack of status. Yes, it does need an overhaul. The opinions of the Republican leadership seem to be all over the place and there is no unity. It will take four year, most likely, for them to find a good solid trusting leader to guide the leadership in the Congress. I wonder what condition our country will be in then? What will the liberal Democrats have changed in our country?

I have several friends who are afraid for our future and very upset with the outcome of this election. I am not where they are although I am battled by the decisions so many people made to elected Obama. He isn't experienced - he is the lesser experienced of any man to run and win for president - ever! It isn't the color of his skin, it is his background. But, it is what it is and what I fear is what it's going to cost me. I've been poor before and I know how to save money and buy efficiently. I did enjoy going on QVC or HSN internet site and buy stuff, but I don't now. I do tease my husband when we are looking for a good show on TV and we happen to scroll by one of those shopping channels and I say "oh, isn't that beautiful!" I don't need any of that stuff, really!!! And, I'm only teasing. What woman doesn't enjoy spending money on fu-fu stuff, but now is a time to save and preserve what we have.

I am concerned what the cost of a loaf of bread and a gallon of milk will cost in six months. If our taxes are raised, it really won't affect Bob and I so much, but it will affect the younger families. My son needs a job, he has a motorcycle injury, but he's looking for work and he is frantic, he can't find a job. My other son who has a daughter needs a place to live - on one salary there's not a decent affordable place to live in this town. There's no way an average working person can survive on one salary - what has happened to our economy? Raising taxes sure won't solve the problems because then there won't be any jobs at all.

Please take care. I pray willingly for President-elect Barack Obama every day because I can, and because it is the best I can do for my country. We have to ask God to bless him and the Holy Spirit to guide him. If we don't then we have failed as good Christians, and we will be the failures for not asking for God's help on our nation and our leaders.

God bless America, our leaders and our families.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama

Have you noticed the "new signs" and new colors for the new office of "president-elect?" We are definitely in for a change - he said so, but for those of us that are so accustomed to things as we see them everyday, have we not paid attention to what has been changed? I copied this photo with the banner from the Michelle Malkin website. The blue banner was placed on the front of the podium where Barrack Obama was standing. The red markings were put on the banner by someone sent to Michelle. They indicate the questions of the seal and the statement of an "Office of the President Elect" which I and many others didn't know existed until yesterday at Obama's first financial press conference.

Barack Obama lucked out to be born in the time he was born and to give a speech at the Democratic National Convention when he did - that changed the path of his life. Former President Bill Clinton could give a mesmerizing speech too and he did, and he could spellbound the masses and still does. It is a blessing and a gift. I can't do it, I can't even debate with someone who has the opposite opinion. My mouth goes into seizure and my brain cells stops producing endorphins or whatever it does.

Here we have a man because of the color of his skin has rallied the people of the same color, and he gives a speech and rallies more people who because he says he will give change they believe him and he doesn't have anymore skills or education than many who are ordinary everyday people. But, there are those with lots of money who see the potential in this man, and they have a plan. Do you think Barack Obama said "I need a new sign for the podium and I want it blue with an emblem" well no, I think he was concern for helping his people get back into their homes and giving them free gas.

Many of my friends and on the blogs I read voice their reservations and concerns and their fears of what the next four years will bring. I think we have seen many "stage dressings" from day one when Barack Obama entered the race and they - his backers and planners - have more changes planned. Remember, they created his own Obama Presidential seal in the beginning but because of controversy they changed it. They even have a website using the which is specifically a regulated internet web address for only regulated governmental entities not for "presidential elect" conveniences. They are changing things to their way - not what is or has been historically in tact. Will they paint the White House blue, red, or purple? I think we are not only in for changes in policies but interior and exterior surfaces as well. Are they important to you? We have come to take for granted the historical value we have in Washington and our White House and what it looks like today and how it always has been. I am watching to see what changes Barack Obama and his wife Michelle and all of their followers do to my White House. Whoever these people are that are working behind the scenes to promote Barack Obama and their policies, they are very intelligent and creative. Has anyone noticed?

It is an acceptable custom that every new occupant in the White House changes things in some way, and there have been those first ladies who do bring it back to the original look which is our historical past. But, for this new president elect I wonder, if his plans are to completely change my White House to what his perception of what his race has gone through - would that change the whole meaning of the "United" States of America? We have a lot to look forward to, there is a lot of history to be changed in the next four years. Reading Peggy Noonan's column in the Wall Street Journal this morning, she was remember when John F. Kennedy became president and because he was Catholic that was a big deal and the country thought that would change things. But, this is different.

I am a Yankee and I was brought up without some of the feelings I hear, and I am skeptical and even confused. I will continue to watch the external changes - colors, signs, and other superficial things which maybe is not obvious, but is to me obnoxious change.

Friday, November 7, 2008


The economy is the big news today. President-elect Obama will have a meeting with his high end financial advisers this afternoon and then have a press conference. He has selected some good men to advise him - gee, where were these good men a couple of months ago? Why weren't they advising the Democratic congress then? Why should anything be different? Or, were they saving all their good information until Obama got elected.

The news continues to report about the tiffs within the McCain campaign staff. Too bad. Jealousy, maybe?

A good barometer for how the financial prices for the American family could be the price of a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread. We buy our milk usually at Costco or Wal-Mart - our bread at Costco. Gas prices was down - but with the talk of the oil barons cutting back on productions, well, we'll see what happens.

We just can't understand WHY the Dems don't want to drill in the U. S.... I guess they like giving other people's money away for government services and driving the American dollar into the ground. We're in for a bad four years, I think, and it will be eight if the Republicans don't get the act together and unite.

God Bless America and the people who are running the show.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fox News watcher

If I could chuck my habit of reading the newspapers and watching the TV news as a form of throwing a fit - I would, but who would I be hurting, only me. Accepting the loss of my presidential choice is no reason to give up and stop being informed. I do have control of the remote and I do have the right to mute and change channels if I choose, and I value that right and use that right to my benefit - unless Bob gets there first and he has priority.

Today, the big news, it seems, aside from the news on what President-elect Barack Obama was doing today, we are hearing about the arguments and disagreements on the McCain team with Sarah Palin. Maybe I am one sided on this, but that campaign was pretty dull until Sarah joined the team. They selected her pretty late in the game and they expected her to be up to speed immediately. Well, it's a he said she said sort of thing and I think it is pretty dirty trick. I'm beginning to think maybe I made a bad choice if this is the way the McCain team is going to behave. I liked Sarah - she related to us. I think John McCain was a good man, but I think it is very much out of style to pull a trick like this on his choice for VP - what would have happened if they would have won. There had been rumors running for a few weeks now that they would blame Sarah if McCain lost - sorry, folks, it ain't Sarah's fault. You'd better look at yourselves in the mirror and all the goofs you made.

This is a sorry state of affairs, I think. I would vote for Sarah for any political position that I could vote for her.

I am trying to pull myself together and put on a happy face even though I am depressed my choice lost. I certainly don't need the campaign managers of the Republican party of John McCain rubbing mud on my choice of Sarah Palin. Get over it and grow up will you, for crying out loud!!!!! Move on!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama

It's over but it's just beginning. Almost two years of saturated advertisements and speeches, now what will we do. Alias, no more Republican phone calls. I received so many recorded speeches today, I even listened to them all the way through until the end. I've saved Sarah Palins since she called and my recorder picked it up.

I haven't actually heard John McCain's concession speech - I am sorry I missed it. I want to tell both John McCain and Sarah Palin how sorry we are they didn't win. We are so sad.

We must still continue to pray for our country and pray especially for Barack Obama that God will guide him through His will in all things.

I thought the song from Annie "Tomorrow" was appropriate, because, if we are lucky, there will always be a tomorrow. We must make it the best we can regardless of how disappointed we are our man and woman didn't win.


Only a little less than 12 hours now I think until the last poll place closes. I happened to look at my countdown widget just a minute age and it was showing Obama the winner - was that a joke? The counter is no longer on my page - sabotage perhaps!

Will be watching Fox news from time to time and reading Michelle Malkin to see the shenanigans going on around our country. Senator McCain is suppose to be here in Henderson today, but we can't manage the standing wait. I wish we could go see him but we're not physically able.

Received a message from my doctor who is a Republican - the message has been around before, but I thought I'd share it here.

The Top 10 Predictions for 2008 No Matter Who Wins the Election

1. The Bible will still have all the answers.
2. Prayer will still work.
3. The Holy Spirit will still move.
4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people.
5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.
6. There will still be singing of praise to God.
7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.
8. There will still be room at the Cross.
9. Jesus will still love you. 10. Jesus will still save the lost.


God bless America!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Can it Be?

The Coal Industry is being attacked? The report I've heard some receive half their electric power from coal and Barack Obama is going to "bring the coal industry to bankruptcy" - do you have an explanation for his comment? I haven't read the whole speech on Drudgereport and have only heard bits and pieces on the TV news but I can surmise since he was talking to his people in California maybe environmentalists he was making promises to appease their agenda. After all coal has a bad reputation for being environmentally unfriendly. But what about all those people in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania - all those miners who are voting for Obama, he's going to put them out of work? Oh, ok, I get it - that's right, we are going to be a Socialists state so they will go on his welfare program he has planned. Can this stuff really be happening?

I read another report this morning, a Bishop of a AME Church in Ohio compared Obama to Moses and Martin Luther King. I know he is likened by some to being "the one" but I'm sorry, I don't see it. Are people today so disillusioned with their own lives they are searching for someone to hope in - someone that we really don't know anything about? What about those Miracles? Hey, Jesus gave us plenty to pin our hopes on when He was on this earth. Have you noticed Obama's mad face, please, it's scary! Jesus didn't get angry except at the moneychangers. Have you noticed how much money Obama is throwing around but he didn't have enough money to help out his poor aunt. Charity starts at home.

I am really scared - if John McCain does win, I think we will have a revolt on our hands with those that think we did something wrong - forget about Acorn and what they did. I don't understand how they can point their fingers at us when the sins of Acorn are right under their noses. I had a mother-in-law like that - they were prejudice against me because of my nationality and my religion, so I know. I think its sad we've made history with this man but his background and his record is so out of sort - why him? There are so many good people in this United States who have proven records of honesty and success of working achievements, but why was a man who is so unknown chosen?

So many unanswered questions and so many new revelations of changes to come in the United States if he wins. I think our freedom of speech will be permanently altered. Some may say the Congress won't let him do it - yes they will - they don't like it when the one and only cable network brings out the news of their wrong doing. They will put that network down and because there are so many in Congress on his side, we won't have a chance. This all seems like an excerpt from an Orwellian novel.

Well, we'll see. We want to sell our beautiful custom home and purchase a smaller home since we are retired and have ailments - but the home prices are terrible here. My thoughts are on how this presidential election changes the real estate market and the jobs for my family members. We are all are going to be affected one way or the other.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Just a couple of things.........

Barack Obama entered the campaign for President 21 months ago. Seven million babies have been born since Presidential campaigning started. Apple has developed for sale two new phones. And Joe the Plumber was just a plumber.

Scary revelation - after election day on Wednesday the polls for the 2012 election will open in 1465 days. Campaigning for the 2012 election will begin on Wednesday.

All these facts and more came from Mo Rocca on CBS Morning News this morning.

Have a great day!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

When does life begin?

With only a couple days left until election day, the question asked by Pastor Rick Warren of Senators McCain and Obama is of central concern to me. The question was "When does life begin?" Senator Obama's reply was so disconcerting and unnerving - I was almost shock and very saddened because I had never heard anyone describe birth without any absolute description as he did. I guess I live in a protected environment. My husband shares the same views on the important life matters as I do. I have heard of people who "believe" in abortion and have known not intimately people who accept abortion without thinking of it as doing anything wrong but to have heard a man who would be President express his thoughts as Senator Obama did at the Saddleback Church debate, I question his ability to be president and judge the well-being of America.

In my sheltered life, perhaps it is because he is an intellect and I've heard their reasoning is different from the common man. They think things on a higher level - perhaps without common sense. But, there are many who are for abortion, and could this be for convenience? The notion they got into the situation of pregnancy in a relationship and didn't want the responsibility or the burden and inconveniency a pregnancy involves so lets do away with "it." - because that's how "they" describe an unborn. Oh God, the mere thought of it makes me sick. There are so many parents who can't have a baby and wait forever to adopt. We have decisions to make and I wonder why some make the decisions they make and obviously don't have to morally pay for them, well, at least not on this earth.

Senator Obama has an aunt living in Boston, I believe. He said he didn't know about her, and oh, it's a step-aunt. She's very poor. He also has a brother who is very poor living in another country. You know - if He can't take care of His own family, how can we expect Senator Obama to take care of us. He lives in an environment that is questionable and yet, people still love him.

We have helped our family when they needed help, without any question - family first. I do question the values of a man who can't answer without hesitation or passing the buck when life begins and also doesn't have any idea about his family or their condition. It seems to me, the only member of his family we've heard about from him are those who have passed away and his living grandmother who is dying, and he only gave her one short day of his time. It seems to me, he didn't want to jeopardise his campaigning for President and that was more of a concern than his family. Even Michelle and the children didn't go to her side with Senator Obama - that wouldn't happen in my family.

It does speak to the character and values of the man who would be President and the woman who would be First Lady.