Friday, April 24, 2009

I'm going to be rationed - help!

According to Charles Krauthammer's article (read it here) "Obama: The Grand Strategy" - I am an endangered species and if I need a hip replacement I could be in deep doo-doo if Obama's health plan is approved.

I have reached the Age of Medicare this year and should be receiving my card soon. Fortunately, we do have a REAL health care insurance policy to subsidize our health problems. Yes, we are fortunate, but the plan is expensive. The era of knee and hip replacement has been on going for many years, just as medical heart problems, cancer, etc, but according to Mr. Krauthammer's article, if we are old and ready for Heaven's Calling, we could be denied the right to receive certain medical treatment under President Obama's new health care program. Seems to me I've heard about this happening in other countries, but we, as U. S. citizens, have escaped that sort of discrimination in our healthcare system - perhaps so - until now!

The Age of Growing Old Gracefully into the Age of Medicare has been transposed under Obama's plan from Gracefully to If You're Lucky and maybe Medicare would still be there. Would that method of rationing transpose to the need of less nursing homes? Our country will then be occupied by only humans below the age of 55 since that seems to be the age when ailments seem to imposed problems. Can you imagine that? The wisdom of age will be gone.

Another issue on my mind which does not relate to Obama's Health Plan but to his ideas for Green Cars. Look at Obama and his wife - healthy, fit, energetic, he works out constantly, and I would guess so does Michelle. There is a time in every one's life where the inevitability happens and arthritis and other ailments impose their ugly heads in one's life - I'll bet Michelle's mom is plagued with some type of age related ailment. The point is those who have those types of problems and many other illnesses do not have the physical capabilities to get in and out of one of those tennie tiny cars. Do the people in Washington make decisions based on their own physic and health, or are they trying to clone and dictate what they believe should be the norm?

It is inevitable that one day President Obama and Michelle will fall to the old age ills that we all do and he will then understand and realize a "one size fits all" does not apply. I hope by that time we are still a country of freedom of choice and his policies have not forced us to be his clones.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The First 100 Days

As per the Drudgereport article, Supporters of Obama say he was the best president ever. What's your opinion?

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Freedom of Speech is one sided - only for liberals

We are having a beautiful spring Sunday here in southern Nevada which would guarantee anyone to aspire to a positive disposition. I was doing really well until I opened the Sunday newspaper, separated the parts I read and those I dispose of, and then I came to the LV Sun section. When I saw the column about the tea parties the negativity just swirled throughout my emotions.

It is stated on the top of the first page "Locally owned and independent' but on the second page, left corner it is revealed "The Sun is locally owned by the Greenspun family of Las Vegas and has been a separate voice in the community since 1950." The Greenspun family are the Democratic party leaders of our valley. This morning's LV Sun front page left hand column "Where I Stand" is written by Brian Greenspun. Mr. Greenspun's article is titled " 'Tea parties' resembled childish tantrums....Anti-tax rallies attempt at historical perspective was a sham."

As soon as I read only the title of the column, my husband recognized stress bubbling out of the top of my head and reminded me that it was Sunday and I should be cool and not read anything written by the liberal Democrats. As a good wife of 45 years I obeyed and put the newspaper down, but I couldn't let it stop there. Without disobeying, I knew I could write about the basic premise of the article. I will admit, however, that I did not read the complete column by Mr. Greenspan but I have reached my own conclusion. I have been in a feverish pitch all week from hearing rude reporters on CNN and other TV channels and glancing at other newspaper and internet columns with their coverage of the Tea Parties. I have came to the conclusion that the liberal press are bullies and hypocrites. The only individuals who have the freedom to march with acceptance are groups marching for Gay Rights and Abortion rallies, protests against Bush, etc. This march was against the present issues of the current administration and the marchers were comprised of all political backgrounds and they were demonized, chastised and degraded!

Well, Mr. Greenspun, you have a right to your opinion especially since you own the newspaper, but we have a right to have our voices heard. You may think the Tea Party was a sham, but you are writing about it, so there must have been some importance to the opinions of the many who gathered or you wouldn't have written a Sunday column about their issues even though you disagree.

Monday, April 13, 2009

MSM goes Ga-Ga over Katy Couric

Katy Couric is awarded the Cronkite Award for her interview of Sarah Palin. How nutty is that? I stopped watching that channel with her on a very long time ago, I think my kids were still in diapers, oh, that's too far back. Can't remember would be a better statement. Didn't like her cocky attitude - but, everyone else seem to loves Katy.

It is amazing how she got away with the false interview of Sarah. Forget Woman's Equality and Rights, if you aren't on the same course, forget it, you are toast. And Katy really toasted Sarah, at least she tried to.

Couldn't they find a better topic for an award? Or, are her interviews far and few between?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Mellowing out

As a Catholic, this is a very special time of the year and I have made a pact with myself from Holy Thursday until Easter Sunday to be nice and respectful. I promised to refrain from any scrutiny or rebellious opinionated writings. Lent is a time of sacrifice and repentance - although we should do that all the time - but as with tradition, this is the time of the year that demands more of that. I am normally weak of spirit when it comes to blabbing and keeping my opinions to myself is the most difficult, so the past couple of days without blogging here has been rewarding --- well, to a certain point.
Holy Saturday traditionally is the day of waiting, the day before Christ Resurrection. It's also been our family tradition on Holy Saturday we get together and we color eggs. It is a quiet day here. Trucker Don is on the road, Soldier Tom is in Washington DC, and daughter Suz isn't well, so that leaves only hubby, son Kevin, granddaughter Alex and me.
I embrace traditions and tried to instill the importance of our Christian beliefs in our children. I have fond memories of my family traditions and the values they have for me in my life as I grew up. Something as simple as getting together to color eggs as we prepare for one of the holiest days in our church is an everlasting memory. Celebrating the Resurrection together at the dinner table on Sunday, sharing the traditional meal of ham and all the goodies is just one of the many ingredients that keeps the family bond strong.
I have needed a respit from worrying and agnozing about our political problems. Although, it's almost like a soap opera, even if you miss one day of news, generally speaking, the MSM are talking about the same ole thing the next day. Karl Rove is still talking about VP Biden and that's ole news.
Sending best wishes and prayers from our home to yours. May you have a wonderful Easter.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Was it or Wasn't it?

That is the question - what's in a bow? Was he picking up a nickel on the floor, picking lint off his pants, dying his shoes, or as has been stated via the White House, he was bowing down to shake the King's hand because the King is short and he is tall. Whoa! Brother, that's good!

More importantly, with the news Wells Fargo has made a profit. Here's a quote from Fox Business (click here ) "(WFC: 18.62, 3.74, 25.13%) gave a boost to the markets Thursday morning after the mostly West Coast bank said it sees it earning $3 billion, 55 cents per share in the first quarter, widely topping estimates for 23 cents per share and the $2 billion profit the bank earned this time last year. Shares of Wells soared more than 30% in early market action."
With that news, President Obama will not be accepting payment from Wells Fargo for the stimulas paid to them.

Heard the latest - the Obama Administration is going to attempt to control the weather. Gee whiz! I hope it works, we really do need rain here in Southern Nevada. Ha! An experienced weather man said on Foxs News this morning, all they would be doing is putting polution into the atmosphere similar to the smoke stacks we have today. They fly above the clouds and admit this special polutants into the airspace above the clouds. Groovy!

Best wishes and prayers for the American Capt. Richard Phillips. He gave himself up to free hijacked vessel. The Fox News report a few minutes ago, the boat he was in with the pirates was out of gas.

Lots more going on in today's news. Have you checked out the new Fox Nation? It's really cool. Go there from here.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wednesday's Hero 4/08/2009

Cpl. Aaron L. Seal
Cpl. Aaron L. Seal
23 years old from Elkhart, Indiana
6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group,
Marine Forces ReserveOctober 1, 2006
With sleet gushing from gunmetal gray clouds, some 30 Marines standing in three trim lines saluted the U.S. flag that four of their brethren used to christen a new pole.
A large engraved stone set at the base of the 38-foot pole explained the occasion: "In memory of Corporal Aaron L. Seal. Who gave his life for our country. 1982-2006.
"The Marines from Engineer Company B joined several dozen community residents and well-wishers at a ceremony Wednesday honoring Seal, the 23-year-old Elkhart reservist who died last fall in Iraq. Seal's family also attended the 20-minute tribute at Elkhart Community Schools' administration building adjacent to Memorial High School -- the fallen Marine's alma mater.Read the rest of the story here.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Forbes On Obama's French Town Hall: 'That Was A Campaign Speech To A Very Left-Wing Audience'

We've all heard these words of President Obama's on the news reports recently and also his arrogance and missteps haven't ended with what he says in this video.

This morning's reporting has President Obama speaking again to a group of students in Turkey. The appearance to me was staged as though he was a professor giving a lesson to his students rather than the President of the United States speaking to a foreign audience. This arena would be in his comfort level, wouldn't it? In addition,

To what level do we hold this man? He is dictating to other countries while at the same time he is blaming the previous administration of the same actions. Amazingly, his popularity remains intact and he continues to poll at a high percentage of acceptance.

If the Congress was a majority of Republicans or a balance, rules would not have have been changed so quickly. But, with the Democrats in power, President Obama is sweeping his policies quickly over our nation before we can take a second breath. We are not accustomed to being snowballed so obviously. We've usually had time to think it over but President Obama and his followers have come in like gangbusters to enforce change without discussion. When there is balance in the Congress, we can say "not so fast." But not this time. Obama said "change" and change we're getting. I am certain those voters who were ready for change from the Bush administration and voted for Obama didn't realize what kind of change they were going to get with Obama.


Monday, April 6, 2009

Pres Bush's Opening Day Pitch At Texas Rangers

Fun day for the Bushes! Great video! Nice to see him.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Columnist Krauthammer Wins Award

In Saturday, April 4, 2009, Wall Street Journal, under the U. S. News section, U. S. Watch column, it was reported that Columist Charles Krauthammer Wins Eric Breindel Award." "He won this award for Excellence in Journalism, given to the writer whose work reflects "love of country and its democratic institutions, as well as the act of bearing witness to the evils of totalitarianism."

"Mr. Krauthammer writes a weekly syndicated column" (which appears in our Sunday Las Vegas Review Journal). Mr. Krauthammer "serves as a contributing editor to the New Republic and the Weekly Standard, which is published by News Corp. The award carries a prize of $20,000.00."

My husband and I are tremendous fans of Mr. Krauthammer and do not fail to follow him every weekday on the Fox News program in the afternoon "Special Report with Bret Baier." We respect his opinion which he backs up with facts. He appears with a panel of balanced and diversified opinions of two other journalists. He also has a column which appears on the internet site "Townhall." Here is a link to the column written by Mr. Krauthammer on Friday, titled "Obama's Ultimate Agenda."
Congratulations, Charles Krauthammer - you are the greatest!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Governor Sarah Palin

This photo was copied from the Governor's webpage.

The caption under the photo : Governor Sarah Palin and Franklin Graham during Samaritans Purse relief effort in rural Alaskan villages (Feb. 20, 2009).

This is service to country! Serving people in the most desperate of times. No photo op presentation, no prepping for the cameras, and no fashion statement - that's what I like about Sarah! What you see is what you get - no guessing! She's the best!

Friday, April 3, 2009

This is Class!

Laura Bush was the greatest First Lady. I really miss her.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


G20 leaders claim summit success
By George Parker, Chris Giles, Edward Luce and David Oakley
Published: April 2 2009 19:11
As copied from a story at To read the rest of the story, go here.
Our world leaders will be headed back to their own countries. They will see one another again in a few months at a meeting at the U. N. It was reported on Foxs News, they are not sure all the discussions and plans made will work, so they will come back together for a review of sorts.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A different version of Hope and Change

I have just finished reading one of my noted blogs and would like to especially recommend today's writing from the United Conservatives of Virginia, please link here. I was in shock when I began reading the first line. As I continued reading and following the links as noted in the writings, I understood. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!