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Saturday, October 06, 2012
Grow up..

I read a couple of the comments posted here and I'm reminded why I often stay away. The spam is horrendous!

On to my post..

When a person chooses to have a child; better put.. lie about being on birth control (men, take heed.. it still happens) then one should choose to give up a life of carefree partying, drinking, and jail. It is time to grow up and set an example for the child because no matter what.. what mom says trumps what anyone else says. Sadly, its those taking care of the child, and even more.. your child that is paying the price for your indiscretions. In my humble opinion, a mother that chooses to live like that would garner more respect from me if she simply backed away and let the child try to have a good life... without your negative influence. At least until you grew up.

Posted at 10/6/2012 8:02:07 pm by WhisperedWords
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Sunday, September 09, 2012

Finally we've had a respite from the humidity. The weather has cooled down considerably after yesterday's storm. I can go outside and breath at the same time!

I watched both of the conventions. What I could stay awake for at least. Seems like the Democratic one left me with the most to be concerned about. They both did but none so much as needing a 2/3's vote to put "God" back into the democratic platform for the convention. I'm not entirely sure what has me more baffled..That it needed voted on to start with or that people voted no. Or.. if the idea that there sure did not seem to be a 2/3rd's majority vote but it got changed anyway. That is not .. democracy.

I also find it odd that of the two conventions the one sentence that struck a cord with me? "We own this country." This statement coming from Clint Eastwood as he spoke to an empty chair. No matter your political affiliation, beliefs or tenets.. he's right. We own this country. To that end it's our duty to this country to take in all the facts, determine who is best..
And vote!

Posted at 9/9/2012 2:52:18 pm by WhisperedWords
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

There was a question posted on Facebook asking if people are watching the Republican Convention. I am. I'd like to make an informed decision. Thus far the comments on Facebook were poking fun at someone's last name. Others felt that watching Republicans making fools of themselves would be entertaining. For some reason, the one that stuck out was the person that felt a need to state she doesn't pay attention to politics so she doesn't care.

That's the person I feel the sorriest for. There are countries where you don't have a voice, you don't have a vote. The person that has the right to have a say and chooses not to use that voice only stifles themselves and suffers for their silence.

So please, Democrat or Republican alike, please CARE enough to know what is going on. To make an informed decision and use your voice and come November.. Vote.
Peace out..!

Posted at 8/28/2012 8:41:24 pm by WhisperedWords
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Saturday, August 25, 2012

We are down to the air conditioners in the living room and our bedroom running. The rest I've had turned off until the evening. For some reason the house gets warmest after dinner. I'd have them all off during the day and the windows open but my husband works in the heat. He's going to be comfortable at home!! I just look forward to the fall break when we don't have to use the air conditioners and it's still too warm for the heater. For a month my utility bills will drop considerably! I absolutely hate the heat, humidity and in winter the ice and snow. When I grew up in San Diego we seldom used the heater and never even owned an air conditioner! In my first apartment my utility bills averaged under $20.00 a month. If it was hot I went to the beach and if it was cold I pulled out an extra blanket.. I was comfortable!! I miss those days.

Alot of things were different then. Adults were always referred to as "Mr." or "Mrs.." We absolutely never called an adult by their first name. Children had chores and nobody gave it a second thought. If the neighbors saw us doing something we weren't supposed to they would correct us. Right there in front of everyone. If we were really lucky they wouldn't tell our parents. And don't lie to your parents.. you will eventually get caught!

I believe the most mortifying moment I had as a teenager was running into my friend's mother at Sears. My mom asked her how the party had gone with all the kids at her house. I don't know why it never occurred to me that she'd ask Brenda's mom such a question. And it probably never occurred to Brenda's mom that we'd have a party at her house while she was gone. I stood there wishing I could disappear while I was certain my mother's head was going to explode.. right there by the escalator in Sears.

Eventually I was allowed out of the house again. However, first my mom always called the other parents to make sure they were going to be there. I was 16 and 17 when this was going on. My mom worked.. she was a teacher in a time when they stayed after school. Many of my friend's mom's worked too though not all of them but we knew someone was watching us and we knew to stay out of trouble. We knew who's house we could go to because we didn't have cell phones then and our mom's wanted to know when they called for us .. we were there. We knew when to be home for dinner and we knew when the street lights came on in the summer it was time to be in the house. Yep.. we had more rules than you can shake a stick at and we turned out pretty darned good. I think more people ought to go back to that way of parenting!

Just my two cents worth.. laters.

Posted at 8/25/2012 7:51:56 pm by WhisperedWords
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Friday, August 24, 2012
Just a few rants

Apparently Donald Trump Tweeted that childhood shots given in the manner they are given causes autism. I haven't seen the actual tweet so it's not quoted exactly but you get the gist of what he's said. I haven't figured out why this is newsworthy since he's not the first to say such a thing.
What I can't help but wonder is who would listen to someone like Donald Trump who has wonderfully healthy children, is not a doctor and as such only has an opinion. Something we are all entitled to have. So.. what makes this newsworthy? I suspect nobody would have given it a second thought if he wasn't planning on speaking at the Republican Convention? Just a thought.
Speaking of conventions.. is it me or does this election seem more like a circus? Are we honestly to believe that when ads are put out by a pac that the person running for office can't speak up and say something as small as, "I don't condone that message." And do so immediately because to wait days to say something looks to me like all you are doing is trying to save face after you've seen the backlash from an offensive ad. I know a candidate can't be involved with what a pac does but they sure can speak their mind on whether or not they agree with something! Not being involved is far different from remaining silent. Consequently silence suggests acceptance.
On another front I'm beyond tired of atheists trying to remove our religious symbols, sayings, prayers from seemingly everything. The group is called Freedom From Religion but the right of everyone in this country is Freedom OF Religion. As a Christian one should be tolerant but tolerance shouldn't mean we have to step back and have our right to express our religious beliefs stripped away. Let's all co-exist peacefully!
I'm getting off here for now. I'm sure if I keep on with my rants I'll upset someone and come across as being disrespectful but actually I'm not. I understand people have differing opinions from mine and frankly I welcome them as long as people are respectful. You might think my opinion is totally stupid as I might totally disagree with your opinion but nobody has to get their feelings hurt, get their dander up or their knickers in a bunch.. however you want to word it.
For now I'm out of here.. Peace.

Posted at 8/24/2012 8:39:42 am by WhisperedWords
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
I Hate Change

Blogdrive has changed since I was last here. At first I couldn't get in to write a new post even. Hhmpph.
I was looking through some old entries and rather curious as to who follows me on Facebook. Really, I seemed to have entertained the spammers for the most part! No viagra for me thank you very much! And really.. if you are going to try and flatter me by telling me how well written a post is then make sure it says more than "Testing."
They had a lady on the news that allegedly killed her husband with a coffee cup. I was totally flummoxed. If I wanted to murder someone I don't think a coffee cup would come to mind as a weapon! My husband said he wasn't ever going to get me a heavy coffee cup! But he's safe as I wouldn't ruin one of my favorite items on a person's head.
But still I'm baffled as to what kind of cup can kill a person. Last year I fell down the stairs and smacked my head on the heater, (economy tanked we never moved to that one story house for my safety) the heater remains dented to this day. I look at the heater and can't imagine smacking someone in the head with a cup and killing a person. So the only conclusion I can come up with is that I'm hard headed. I've been told that often enough!
I can't even focus enough to write a decent post. I've been away from it too long. No, that's not just it. I've found that people can't always have differing opinions. I clearly upset someone good enough for them to disappear because I have an opinion that differs from hers with regard to taxing rich people. So I quit writing so as not to offend anyone. When I spend my time trying to check and make sure I keep my opinions to myself I end up just deleting posts and stop writing so I don't offend anyone because I want to have a place where people might be amused or perhaps have a debate where opinions differ but still remain respectful of each other as we are still.. people with hearts and feelings. Oh I know what I did! I took my rose colored glasses off and figured out it really isn't that simple.
I'm going to bed. Maybe I can get back into this on another day and write something worth actually reading.

Posted at 8/22/2012 9:52:34 pm by WhisperedWords
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Saturday, December 03, 2011

To start writing again or continue to procrastinate it? I'm undecided as of now. It was far more fun when I I knew where doing the same thing. Perhaps a change of scenery would do the trick? Anyway, I hope the holidays are good to those that stop by. I only say holidays to be all inclusive.. otherwise I DO say.. I hope your Christmas season is wonderful!

Posted at 12/3/2011 8:31:48 am by WhisperedWords
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Is this still active?

Posted at 6/29/2011 6:40:37 pm by WhisperedWords
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Sunday, October 31, 2010
Comparisons Leading to Insults?

I took a break and sat down to look at the news online. As is so often the case I click on one link which leads me to another and then another and the next thing I know I've overstayed my time online. Today there was amusement to be found in the news. Was the crowd size bigger at the Restore Sanity Rally than the Glenn Beck Rally? Oh, the people that love to comment are interesting to read as well.

I had to work through both rallies so I didn't get to attend. I wanted to attend the Glenn Beck Rally more for what seemed to me a rally to restore one's faith in God, our country and hope for a brighter future. But I must admit that I'd have loved to attend the John Stewart rally as well. Face it, whether we don't all agree on everything but at the heart of this rally was a patriotic rally, to honor our wonderfully diverse country but it was also.. let's be honest.. entertainment.

I don't have to agree with a person's political views to love their music. I'd have gone to see Cat Stevens and Ozzie Osbourne for certain. Sheryl Crow, The Roots.. I can't say I know who Jeff Tweedy is but it's music and I love music. The Mythbusters guys were there. I love that show! It sounds like an afternoon of some really good entertainment!

Both rallys seemed interesting in different ways, in my own opinion. So the news that I've read that said the crowd at the rally to restore sanity was larger than the Beck rally doesn't surprise me. It seems to me not just one of commitment but also entertainment.

That people care about that sort of thing doesn't surprise me. It seems human nature to want to always 'one up' another person. That people DON'T care about the people around them, especially those who's opinion differs from their own opinion ... now that will never cease to amaze me. The amount of name calling, and rudeness is and always will be shocking to me.

Of course I think to attempt to compare the crowd sizes of the two rallies a bit odd. It would be akin to comparing a fruit bowl with an apple bowl. It doesn't matter which bowl has more fruit unless you remove all the apples from a fruit bowl. Either way... why should anyone care so much that they feel compelled to insult each other in the name of defending their beliefs? Doesn't that demean and trivialize what you stand for when you hurt another human being?

Just my own two cents worth.

Posted at 10/31/2010 11:29:28 am by WhisperedWords
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Sunday, March 21, 2010
Vote No..

My opinion of the current health care reform hasn't changed. No.. I do not want this plan to be passed.

It feels... wrong. It feels as if all possible courses of action have not been considered. It feels like this is what the President wants, and this is what the president will get. It feels like we as a nation are getting this no matter what we think or believe. We as a nation aren't smart enough to know what we want but the all knowing President Obama and his puppet Pelosi do know what is best for us.

It FEELS like arrogant people are pushing to have a bill passed that isn't as good as it's touted. IF it was good, they would not have to bribe people to vote yes. If it is appropriate for this country it would pass. I know this and I feel that because the truth is something needs done about the high cost of insurance.

I would feel better about this is the leader of our country still seemed to be the same person that was voted in. I would feel better if he could answer questions asked of him rather than simply lecture on a bill... that from what he says, didn't know what was in the bill.

What does education have to do with health care reform? What else is in that bill that doesn't belong? Why do my in-laws, whom we generally stay of the topic of politics, suddenly seem to have taken an about face?

I listened to President Obama tell an audience of students at George Mason University students that they won't have to worry about medical insurance because their parents will keep them on their insurance plan. Oh? Did the President for a moment consider the parent's thoughts on this? What parent doesn't want to do what they can for their children? But isn't part of teaching them to become responsible adults mean that they do just that... become responsible for themselves? Sure, if one is still in college but until 26? We are teaching our children they are entitled to this. I want to be given the option. I want to decide, which admittedly I can't right now, decide that if my child is in college he can still be covered. Oh wait! Right now that can happen until the age of 21 but let them complete college and start a job. But that should be MY option.

I was brought up that at 18 I was allowed to live at home with the assistance of my parents as deemed by THEM.. those that make the money...as long as I was in fact trying to better myself. Otherwise, at 18 you are out the door without question. And once out the door.. you were no longer their problem because we were expected to behave as the adult we chose to be. Period. Sure, I was still their daughter, and I was loved too but I was not entitled to continue being treated as a child once I've made the decision to be an adult. Guess how we've brought our children up? The same way.

The IRS will have to hire more people to ensure that business' are providing insurance. There is no regard to what the business' want. There is no regard to what the employees want. They must provide it and if you have an income you must provide your own insurance. That there should certainly improve the current jobless rate.. make it even less affordable for small business' to hire people. Good plan there!

Currently I've done whatever I can to stay off of government controlled medical care. I did, for a short time have to be on medicaid and when I got ahold of my records and saw the notation that I was possibly mildly retarded, I vowed then that I would do whatever I could to keep government out of my personal life. Now, they are trying to do this on a nationwide scale?

Our ancestors came here and did not feel entitled to anything. They believed that hard work and perseverance would make this nation great. I grew up the same way, my children grew up the same way. I have responsible children that are taking care of their families.

See... it doesn't stop at medical care. It goes into every home having DSL, free cell phones for qualifying people. Free housing and free food. It goes to an old friend from years past who once figured out that while she was working two jobs to care for her daughter, that welfare not only paid her more than she made.. she could stay home with her daughter..so, why work?

Is that the kind of America we want to be?

Posted at 3/21/2010 2:04:10 pm by WhisperedWords
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