Sunday, June 28, 2009

What a wonderful world...

Yesterday, my only child was the maid of honor at what turned out to be a beautiful outdoor wedding. NOTHING could have made me miss seeing her in it...except for what has been the thorn in my side for years...migraines. I tried so hard to not be sick. But nothing worked. I ended up not being able to go. Because of that, I spent the bulk of the day questioning God and asking, "Why? Why, today of all days???" I felt so sorry for myself! My husband attended and brought back pictures, which made me cry even harder. Even though I get angry at my heavenly Father...even though I scream and cry and throw temper tantrums sometimes, I can never remain angry at Him for long. I always come back to the realization that He is the ONLY one who truly loves me unconditionally, now and forever, no matter what I do, say or think. He reminded me of others who are in so much more pain...not just for a day or two, here and there. God also reminded me His ways are not my ways. In this, and in all things...

Here are some pics of what I missed yesterday, but thank God I have a wonderful husband who was able to go and at least get these for me. (Thank you, Jim...for everything!)

I guess because I was so depressed yesterday...and still didn't feel well enough to go church this morning...when I saw this old movie ("Good Morning, Vietnam"), while channel surfing, it made me very sad when I viewed this particular part. Even after all these years and all the devastation, we haven't learned one single thing.

Rereading this, it seems strange to post such a happy event with such a sorrowful one. The movie clip reminded me of what is going on in Iran right now and I just wanted to reiterate how seemingly we humans are doomed to repeat the past without ever learning anything. It also serves as a reminder that only God has control over ALL the madness! He is with us in our happiness... and our sadness.

(My brain is still a little "fuzzy", so I HOPE all these ramblings make some semblance of sense!)

Friday, June 19, 2009

This is a heartbreaking email...

I found this email on the 9-12 Project site. It was written by an 82 year old Patriot who has seen Obama absolutely destroy the life he has left. If anybody has a right to be outraged at what Obama and the "Progressives" are doing to this country, he sure does! It is lengthy, but well worth it. Read it and weep!

This is an email from a Michigan Dodge Dealer: A DODGE DEALER’S PERSPECTIVE May 22, 2009

As a loyal and successful Dodge Dealer for over 22 years it is not a big surprise that given the current economy, the marketplace may not support the number of Dealers presently representing Chrysler Corporation products. However, the methodology Chrysler Corporation is attempting to utilize to reduce its Dealer body is unlawful, unconstitutional, un-American and grossly unfair. What Chrysler Corporation is attempting to do, under President Obama’s direction, is to use the United States Bankruptcy Court in New York to terminate 789 Dodge Chrysler Dealer Franchise Ag reements, arbitrarily, capriciously, and without due process of law. The so called “criteria” establishing which Dealers will be terminated is seriously flawed and “non-transparent”. Many of the Dodge/Chrysler Dealers are profitable, employ many quality employees, support their communities and provide the necessary competition to insure that customers receive competitively priced vehicles. By reducing the number of automobile Dealers you are certain to reduce competition and the undesired effect will be the increased prices that Americans will ultimately pay for the price of a car. Additionally, Chrysler is proposing to take away my franchise without compensating me for its value. I have invested millions of dollars to acquire the Dodge franchise, the Dealership facility and the real estate. Chrysler proposes to transfer my franchise and all the goodwill I created over a 22 year span to a Chrysler competitor, across the street, free of charge, without compensating me one cent. This is occurring despite my Tamaroff Dodge Dealership continuously achieving high sales, high customer satisfaction index ratings, a 5-star Dealer status (Chrysler’s highest achievement award), and over 22 years having built a loyal and satisfied customer base. It is like “Crystal Night” in Nazi Germany in 1938, but instead of the Nazis seizing “private property” without due process of law and compensation, Chrysler and President Obama are using the power of a Federal Bankruptcy Judge to trample and run roughshod over the rights of 789 Dodge/Chrysler Dealers. By using the power and governmental action of the Federal Bankruptcy Court, Chrysler and President Obama are purposely avoiding all state laws and some federal laws which were specifically designed by lawmakers to protect the Dealer from the overwhelming power of the manufacturer. Furthermore, where is the due process for an unconstitutional taking of my franchise rights without just compensation? My fellow Americans, I am a WWII veteran and former P.O.W. who risked my life for our country to defeat National Socialism and Hitler’s tyrannical Nazi regime. Never in my entire 82 years (50 years as an auto dealer and mechanical engineer) would I have anticipated the President of the United States and an appointed Federal Bankruptcy Judge trampling on my rights, seizing my property and potentially causing me to go into bankruptcy and in the process acting as instruments of FACISM. President Obama, is this the change you promised the American people? Where is the transparency you promised on the campaign trial? To add insult to injury, Chrysler Corporation, at this date, will not buy back any of the Dealers’ new car inventory; inventory they pushed on the Dealers in the last 90 days threatening them that if they did not purchase the cars from Chrysler they would be remembered come “termination day.” Finally, the worst point about this “Executive Branch sponsored taking” is the painful effect of laying off our people, many of whom have been with our company since the beginning. They are like family. It is like throwing your kids out on the street, with no job, no money, and no health care. It is a heartbreaking experience for the employees, their families and for me. Recently, President Obama made a public statement that he is standing by the Dealers . . . Yes, he is standing on their graves. Where is his leadership and foresight as he rushes to accomplish his agenda at the expense of 789 Dodge/Chrysler Dealers and their employees? President Obama and the Obama administration are directly responsible for orchestrating this ill conceived plan. My fellow Americans, WAKE UP before you lose your livelihood and private property without just compensation. If the Executive Branch and Judicial Branch can successfully complete this illegal seizure of property and transfer of wealth from one Dealer to another, then is any American’s private property safe from unlawful government seizure? As the great Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher once said, “The problem with socialism is sooner or later you run out of the other guy’s money.” God Bless our Constitution, our Bill of Rights, and Our Great Country.

I don't know about you, but my heart ached for this gentleman who is just one of hundreds of AMERICAN CITIZENS being tossed aside by the Obama machine...

The question of the day is of course, "Where is the outrage???" The answer, of course, is

"In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;
And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;
And then... they came for me... And by that time there was no one left to speak up."

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

ABC, you done me wrong!

Man, the blogs are BUZZING tonight over the decision of ABC to air their evening news with Charlie Gibson on June 24th from the Blue Room inside the White House. Then, the network plans a primetime special -- 'Prescription for America' -- originating from the East Room, and will exclude opposing voices on the debate.

WOW. I really don't like the sound of that...Do you? It's not that I just don't like the sound of it...I LITERALLY CANNOT BELIEVE IT!!! I cannot believe what I see going on in this country at breakneck speed...

Here is the letter that Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Ken McKay sent to ABC News:

"Dear Mr. Westin: As the national debate on health care reform intensifies, I am deeply concerned and disappointed with ABC's astonishing decision to exclude opposing voices on this critical issue on June 24, 2009. Next Wednesday, ABC News will air a primetime health care reform “town hall” at the White House with President Barack Obama. In addition, according to an ABC News report, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, WORLD NEWS, NIGHTLINE and ABC’s web news “will all feature special programming on the president’s health care agenda.” This does not include the promotion, over the next 9 days, the president’s health care agenda will receive on ABC News programming. Today, the Republican National Committee requested an opportunity to add our Party's views to those of the President's to ensure that all sides of the health care reform debate are presented. Our request was rejected. I believe that the President should have the ability to speak directly to the America people. However, I find it outrageous that ABC would prohibit our Party's opposing thoughts and ideas from this national debate, which affects millions of ABC viewers. In the absence of opposition, I am concerned this event will become a glorified infomercial to promote the Democrat agenda. If that is the case, this primetime infomercial should be paid for out of the DNC coffers. President Obama does not hold a monopoly on health care reform ideas or on free airtime. The President has stated time and time again that he wants a bipartisan debate. Therefore, the Republican Party should be included in this primetime event, or the DNC should pay for your airtime. Respectfully, Ken McKay Republican National Committee Chief of Staff"

Here is ABC's reply:

"Dear Mr. McKay:
I am in receipt of your letter of June 15, 2009 and wanted to respond to a number of false premises you raise regarding our ongoing and upcoming coverage of health care.
I hope we can all agree that a robust debate of health care issues and potential policies is in order.
To that end,
ABC News announced plans to broadcast a primetime hour from the White House devoted to exploring and probing the President's position and giving voice to questions and criticisms of that position. We hope that any American concerned about health care will find our efforts to be informative, fair and civil. Second, ABC News prides itself on covering all sides of important issues and asking direct questions of all newsmakers -- of all political persuasions -- even when others have taken a more partisan approach and even in the face of criticism from extremes on both ends of the political spectrum. ABC News is looking for the most thoughtful and diverse voices on this issue. ABC News alone will select those who will be in the audience asking questions of the president. Like any programs we broadcast, ABC News will have complete editorial control. To suggest otherwise is quite unfair to both our journalists and our audience. Third, there already has been extensive coverage of the upcoming health care debates, on ABC and elsewhere, and there will be much, much more. Indeed, we've already had many critics of the President's health care proposals on the air – and that’s before a real plan has even been put before the country. In the end, no one watching, listening to, or reading ABC News will lack for an understanding of all sides of these important questions.
Thank you for your interest.
Kerry Smith Senior Vice President, ABC News"

Is it just me or should we be outraged at this? As Michelle Malkin put it, "ABC News should be required to register as a federal lobbyist".

I say, "Amen, Sister!"

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Inquiring minds across the country STILL want to know...

...where IS that darn birth certificate?

{Let's begin this journey on my new blog by starting with the basics...}

How about you? Aren't you curious as to whether or nor our current president is legally qualified to hold that office? Since he and the liberals... (oh, and Dubya Bush, for that matter...not much difference that I can see between the two when it comes to demolishing the constitution...)

...when they seemed hell bent on ignoring the rule of law, why should they care if the "rules were bent" in this matter? After all, it is for the good of ALL, right?

Here is the most comprehensive link to these eligibility questions I could find. Of course, it is a link from World Net of my favorite sources of news. LOTS of articles concerning this issue are there...

Interestingly enough, the 3 major sources of outdoor advertising (Clear Channel, CBS and Lamar advertising) have refused to let this message be seen on their billboards.

Well, Robert Gibbs and the liberal media seem to take this as a highly laughable matter... (sorry about the advertising...)

I don't know about you, but I don't think it is all! And neither does Attorney Philip Berg.

If the person who is responsible for plunging this country into massive debt that will take generations to pay off (if it is even possible to ever do so) wasn't even legally elected, well, I for one want to know about it! Trouble is, unless more people DEMAND the truth, we never will...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My new blog...AKA..."come out and be ye separate"

I have been thinking for awhile now about starting a new that will be a totally separate place in which to house my more controversial posts...

I have named my new blog "POLITICS AND RELIGION".

(okay, so it isn't original, but it is controversial. A lot of people think these two things should never be discussed. Not only do I plan on discussing them, but I intend to show how they are absolutely intertwined. In my opinion, if you are reading headlines, you are reading the end of the Bible!)

I hope you will join me on both my may suit your fancy more than another, but they are both "me".

I am going to initiate my new blog with some 'toons I found tonight...(if you are having trouble reading them, just double click to get a better view)

and last but not least

My new blog will continue to evolve and be a work in progress. I hope someone out there will be enlightened, enraged, but most of all encouraged in the knowledge that our God is in control of this mess and He is COMING SOON FOR HIS OWN!!!