Friday, June 7, 2013
It's been well over a year since posting here. I am sparked by the revelation of the government collecting more information from it's citizens. Astounding. Really? Hasn't this always been going on? I usually assume that nothing is private if another person is involved. Even then it's questionable. I suppose it is possible to assume that millions of Americans thought their Internet business was private and that their cell phone use was confidential. There are many gullible folks out there. The last presidential election is some recent evidence of that. But are the majority of citizens concerned with privacy? A telephone conversation that was once taken up in the privacy of a phone booth is now held in public for all to hear. Vomiting all their personal information on Facebook, putting their face on a camera to be interviewed following a tragedy, and YouTubing any and everything. Sheesh. Even us bloggers want our "very important" thoughts to be published. I'm no exception.
What isn't a surprise is those that screamed "foul" regarding the Patriot Act are now supportive of their boy, Obama, for amping up the data collection. Sheep will be sheep. I am hopeful that citizens will wake up and become informed - but not much hope.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Courtesy Monero Hernandez
Here’s a little math to consider:
Sarah Palin : Jared Laughner
Beatles : Charles Manson
To make the leap that Sarah Palin is responsible for what Jared Laughner allegedly did is preposterous and only coming from those that can’t stand Palin to begin with. To say that her election map with cross hairs ignited “wacko” Laughner’s actions is also preposterous. The map is an area map. The political representatives were not the direct target – the districts were.
Oh, I don’t have to bother to explain the absurdity of that argument here. Anyone visiting here is like minded (typically).
The crime Laughner is accused of is not right, left, Republican, Democrat, Tea Party, or even Toga Party. If he is found guilty of this crime, I’m certain we can all agree that swift justice is necessary.
Let’s stay tuned and learn what facts are revealed as the investigation continues and hope for the best for those suffering.
Monday, November 1, 2010
I don’t want to wake up to this type of headline on Wednesday, November 3.
Don’t vote if you haven’t studied the issues and candidates. Please.
Ladies, shame on you if you don’t vote. We have only had the right to vote for 90 years.
See you in the funny papers.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
This post is just plain good. It’s nice to know that I’m not alone in my thinking. It’s nice to know that we’re piping up. There will certainly be put downs from threatened people – mostly other women; but so what. I’ll be interested to read rebuttals; but mostly I’ll be interested to learn how many more think like me.
Check out Fire From The Heartland The Awakening of the Conservative Woman.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Nine years later I’m pleased to note that I’m free to hang my flags, free to speak, free to listen to, watch, and read what I like. Pretty much the only thing I have to endure are rude comments trying to belittle my mindset and those like me. Fine.
It works both ways; but I refrain from the demeaning comments to those opposing me. Rather, I am interested to try to understand that thinking that is different than mine. Sometimes I understand.
Sometimes Most times I’m exasperated and really can’t bother. Arguing is not my bag unless I can do it in a few words. If not, I prefer to be out in the garden – alone with my thoughts. That’s pretty much why I haven’t posted anything here for quite some time.
I take solace in knowing that my ideas and values are not so outrageous. There are many, many more that join me. This is validating. This is encouraging. I know that being in a herd isn’t always a good thing. But right now I believe many of us feel so strongly about some issues that we are not being silent as usual.
I’m pleased to note that I’m free to hang my flags and all the other benefits enjoyed in America.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
The legal saga continues.
The disagreement is moving to small claims court. Someone must have notified Judge Judy. Her program contacted the plaintiff (defendant in the harassment junk posted earlier) to offer a spot on the program. Outrageous! They pay expenses (travel/hotel) to come to Hollywood for taping of the program. This was no big shakes considering that both parties live in the area. The big selling point was that the Judge Judy Show would also pay for anything awarded to the plaintiff. That’s right. The defendant would not have to pay a thing. Zero. On top of that, each player would be paid $400. That’s a nice piece of pocket change.
The plaintiff accepted. The defendant continued to be a big, fat, stinky turd and declined. She is gambling that a judge in court will rule in her favor. This seems unlikely since there are legal documents backing up the claim. When the judge rules in favor of the plaintiff, the defendant will be responsible for the entire award. The good people at the Judge Judy Show will not pick up the tab.
The defendant may get another chance. Judge Pirro may have access to the same case list as the Judge Judy Show. If they make an offer, take it. It’s not often that you get a 2nd chance.
It’s a shame that this case couldn’t be heard in front of Sammy Davis Jr.
Or even better…the super funky Pigmeat Markham!