Monday, May 30, 2011


On Fox News this afternoon there was a poll for viewers.  The poll gave a choice of who you prefer for president - Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin.  I didn't take the poll but I was surprised at the results

I really dread going through another year of campaigning.  It seems like it never ends now.  I told my husband I will probably stop watching the news as the Republicans all throw their hats into the ring and get moving on the campaign trail to Iowa and then New England.  It's all so tedious and redundant. We've heard it all before, same thing over and over again only in a different tone and a different voice.  There should be a law against campaigning all year long.  Never mind the individual hasn't actually said "I'm going to run for President!" the actions are first and foremost on the TV news even before they announce.

Maybe we should change the way the news broadcast.  I think so many things that happen are the result of how the media relates it to their viewers.  We know this, a rational person knows this.  But, we've gone too far, it won't change, we won't change, we're too use to it.  We appreciate it for so long, then we wonder "is this all they've got?"  But, I'm on a different subject.

The winner of the poll, in case you're interested, was Michelle Bachmann, not by a landslide, but enough of a difference.  However, I will say there weren't that many votes all total, maybe because it was a holiday and everyone is out celebrating instead of watching Bret Baier's show.  Bret wasn't even there, someone else was sitting in for him.

I like Michelle Bachmann.  She is a Tea Partier - I'm not.  I'm all for what the Tea Party stands for - I think it's great people like me have the time and energy to do what they've done to speak out for what they believe.  It's fantastic.  But, personally, I don't think Mrs. Bachmann, as honorable a person and experienced as she is, she doesn't have the real "fire in her belly" to WIN it!!!  That is the name of the game - THE WIN!

I think Sarah Palin has the "Fire in her Belly" but she has little things about her that people don't like.  I hate to say it, I really do, because I LIKE Sarah.  I really do.  I admire her so much.  I think she had more experience than Obama hands down at the beginning of the 2008 election.  But it's her voice - - mind you, it's not what she SAYS but it's the sound of her voice.  Unfortunately no one can help that but it is what it is.  If you were going to try out for a particular acting part in a movie and that part required you to have an accent or not have an accent, you would be given speech lessons.  I'm not saying Sarah should take speech lessons - who am I to give Sarah Palin advice?  But, I know it would help. 

I usually don't pick the winners in most things, not sure why - except for my husband of 47 years.  I thought Donald Trump could guide our country through the financial trials we are enduring and he wouldn't be afraid to stand up against any of our ruthless even doers in foreign countries - he would FIRE them!!!!  AND, he know protocol - he would know when and not when to toast the Queen of England.

And, then there's Governor Perry of Texas.  Great speaker and good leader.  I have my eye on him, but he hasn't thrown his hat in the rings yet.  I voted for Romney once, and that was enough.  He has a "flame" in his belly, but not enough. 

And the rest who have declared in the Republican party, well, who is it?  None of them stir my spirit.  I pray someone will step up to the plate with the Fire in their Belly and a Spark in their Eye and get the job done.  Take the job away from Barack Obama before it's too late. 

I pray for this miracle.

Friday, April 1, 2011


It's been over a year since I posted here. Facebook and other activities have possessed my attention.

This afternoon I became so overcome with emotion over the government's announcement that our economy is re-bounding I thought I would throw up!!! I didn't know where to go to get this unhealthy attitude off my mind and I remember this place, so I have returned.

Today I read a post by Andrew Malcolm and he reported on the gas guzzling vehicles that transported President Obama on a trip to Maryland to speak on clean cars. The "presidential parade" was made up of 15 gas powered vehicles, which included 2 limousines and 7 SUVs - no electric cars by the way.

Amazing, is "being green" only meant for the lower class?

We are retired. We haven't traveled in a couple of years. We are a pretty passive stay at home retired senior citizen couple. The other day my husband filled my vehicle up with gas at the cost of $100.00. If we were an active couple, we would have to give it up being active because we couldn't afford to drive anywhere very often. I do not understand how a family can survive this crisis. On every news network show today, the beginning announcement is how well our economy is doing. Are they nuts? I wonder if any Washington beaucrat has gone to the grocery store lately? Have they actually gone to a gas station? Oh wait, they are millionaires and it wouldn't bother them. Also, house prices in my neighborhood has fallen in a sink hole. We had hoped to sell our place and down size.

Our home is a large house - wonderful for raising a family. We purchased this place to take care of our disabled son, we fixed it up with all sorts of handicapped advantages, meanwhile, we also raised a grandson here, and now our son and our granddaughter are living with us because our son lost his job.

When you are retired, you are on a fixed income. When the cost of your insurance premiums for medical insurance and Medicare insurance goes up due to the new Obama health care deal, you are not compensated by a higher wage, no way, not when you're retired. You have to suck it up. We hoped to sell our home to have a nice - not lavish - but comfortable nest egg, but no way now. And we read the CEOs of Fannie and Freddie have been paid million and millions of dollars from our government - Holy Cow, it is a maddening insane world.

It is sickening when two governors try to get their state budgets under control to pay the state's bills and people are so blind to not try to work with the governors to get their job done to pay the bills. NO, it is to their best interest to revolt, to take over and to break the law protesting. I do not understand why people can't understand the reality of what is happening in our country.

I am not a Tea party member, but I am a Conservative. At this point in time, if Donald Trump runs for office I will vote for him. It seems individual politicians, the life styles of politicians and their cohorts, and the vocabulary of politicians are ruining this country. They speak gibberish, say one thing and do something else. Call each other liars without hesitation, without blinking. Today an AARP CEO was being questioned by a Republican concerning AARPs tax exempt status and a Democrat jumped in accusing the Republican of something so absurd it was stupid. This was one of the Democrats who had recently been accused of criminal wrongdoing. He got his hands slapped and was back to work. How do these guys get to have any say so in anything if they broke the law?

This must be a dream!!! And, I hope I wake up soon because if it isn't a dream, we are in for some bad days ahead. In fact, that's what I understand is precisely the idea. Obama is doing everything he can to drive up the cost of gas. His buddy George Soros is going to try to do away with currency as we know it and go to a one world currency - yes, really! All is coming to fulfillment, and there doesn't seem to be anything we can do about it because there are too many people who don't pay attention.