Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Republican Philosophy

My wife found this comic recently while stumbling the web using StumbleUpon. And well, it depicts exactly why I don't support anyone in any way from the Grand Obstructionist Party.

Friday, October 9, 2009

It's All About Death

I know that I have posted several video clips from "Countdown with Keith Olbermann." I make no apology. On Wednesday, October 7, Mr. Olbermann devoted the entire hour of his program to a Special Comment entitled "Health Care Reform: Saving American Lives." My words cannot add to or do justice to what Keith explains here. All I can say is that as I listened to his experience of the last couple of months, I have complete empathy as a registered nurse who experiences similar patient care issues on a more frequent basis than I want to admit. The time has come to fix our healthcare system now and to do it right. For the reasons Keith explains in terms of the insurance companies and their "cartel", we must stand up as a people to our government and tell them we want them to work for us and each American life, and to stop working for the insurance companies which are profiting exorbitantly at the expense of our sicknesses and suffering. In the "greatest/richest nation on earth" it is ethically and morally wrong for anyone to have to go bankrupt or even DIE because they were denied health insurance. I implore all to watch this Special Comment and then commit to making healthcare reform a priority. At the risk of using cliche, this really is a matter of life or death.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Republicans are not for us...

There was a wise instructor at JSU who once told me that the Republican party was the party of the rich. At the time I just saw it as the "moral party". I have grown and learned a lot since then. Now I have learned the truth. That instructor was 100% right, and I was majorly deluded and nearly brainwashed. The only thing Republicans care about are the rich, how to make the rich richer, taking money from the rich in order to keep their seats, and protecting the interests of the rich from whom they are taking so much money. Why do you think they are against healthcare reform?? Because they're protecting the interests of their "constituents", the rich and big business (insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, etc.) They don't care about the problems average Americans are facing, just their seats at the next election. What Rachel Maddow revealed on August 5th should sicken ALL middle class citizens across the land. And if you can still support the Republican party or any of these ultra right wing nuts, you're just as nutty as they are. Heed my warning...they don't care about you. They only care about the rich. They could care less if you go bankrupt because of medical bills, as long as they're reelected and the interests of the rich and big business are protected.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thank You Michael!!

michael jackson Wow, it’s so hard to believe that the greatest musical legend of our time, Michael Jackson, has died. This is so unexpected, as he was about to embark on a fifty concert series in just a matter of weeks.

By the time I was old enough to hear and appreciate his music, he was well into superstardome. I think I was about 7 years old when I first heard the Thriller album, that was in 1987, and I was hooked. It was the first time I can remember attempting (and failing miserably) to dance. But the music made you want to move your feet. It was like magic. You couldn’t listen to Michael’s music without at least attempting to mimic his moves (and I still haven’t perfected the moonwalk). I recall looking forward to each album. I couldn’t stand the wait and anticipated each new song and video, because I knew it was going to be awesome.

I’m grateful to have lived during his time and to have experienced his music, artistry, and life. Michael Jackson dedicated his life to improving life for all people. He worked to raise awareness for the poorest of the poor in Africa, less fortunate children, and promoted love, compassion, and understanding among all people. His music urged all of us to take care of our planet, to seek brotherly kindness and acceptance, and to rid ourselves of hate and intolerance.

His life was truly sad. He was robbed of his childhood and struggled with legal problems throughout his adulthood. Yet, through it all, Michael strived to be the the best singer, the best dancer, the best performer. And he was! He changed the face of music and the music industry forever. God truly blessed him with the most amazing talents, and we were all blessed as he shared those talents with us. May he always be remembered for his love for his fans, his compassion and philanthropy, and of course, his legendary performances and genius with a microphone and a stage. Thank you, Michael. You will be greatly missed, the whole world over.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Those Awful Liberals

I wish I knew the author of this so I could give proper credit. My wife found this little narrative somewhere on the internet. I don't mean to plagiarize. I would give proper credit if I knew the source, but I don't. For what it's worth, this narrative should be an eye opener to all. Sometimes we take things for granted...

"Joe gets up at 6:00 AM to prepare his morning coffee. He fills his pot full of good clean drinking water because some liberal fought for minimum water quality standards. He takes his daily medication with his first swallow of coffee. His medications are safe to take because some liberal fought to insure their safety and work as advertised.

"All but $10.00 of his medications are paid for by his employers medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance, now Joe gets it too. He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs this day. Joe’s bacon is safe to eat because some liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.

"Joe takes his morning shower reaching for his shampoo; His bottle is properly labeled with every ingredient and the amount of its contents because some liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained. Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some tree hugging liberal fought for laws to stop industries from polluting our air. He walks to the subway station for his government subsidized ride to work; it saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees. You see, some liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.

"Joe begins his work day; he has a good job with excellent pay, medicals benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Joe's employer pays these standards because Joe's employer doesn't want his employees to call the union. If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed he'll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some liberal didn't think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune.

"It's noon time, Joe needs to make a Bank Deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe’s deposit is federally insured by the FDIC because some liberal wanted to protect Joe’s money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the depression.

"Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae underwritten Mortgage and his below market federal student loan because some stupid liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his life-time.

"Joe is home from work, he plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive to dad's; his car is among the safest in the world because some liberal fought for car safety standards. He arrives at his boyhood home. He was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers Home Administration because bankers didn't want to make rural loans. The house didn't have electric until some big government liberal stuck his nose where it didn't belong and demanded rural electrification. (Those rural Republicans would still be sitting in the dark.)

"He is happy to see his dad who is now retired. His dad lives on Social Security and his union pension because some liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn't have to.

"After his visit with dad he gets back in his car for the ride home.

"He turns on a radio talk show. The host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. (He doesn't tell Joe that his beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day).

"Joe agrees. 'We don't need those big government liberals ruining our lives; after all, I'm a self made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have.'"

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fox News and the Right Trying to Scare America

I am tired of the fear mongering coming from Fox News and the Republican party. Their accusations against Democrats and the Obama administration are unfounded and ridiculously far-fetched. I would recommend everyone to boycott Fox News and refuse to pay any heed to their lies and over-the-top scare tactics. Honestly, this is enough!

Although Jon Stewart is a "comedian" and hosts a satirical show, you have to admit, he's pretty smart. He knows what's going on and calls it like he sees it. His roast of Jim Cramer last month was second to none - he did his homework and knew what he was talking about. Last week, Jon took Fox and the right wingnuts to task, and well, I'll let Mr. Stewart explain...

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Something people who think I'm wrong for voting Democrat should read...

Holy Cow!! I just read the best article ever written by a blogger, which expresses exactly why I have turned against the Republican party!! I couldn't have said it any better. Read it at http://discuss.epluribusmedia.net/node/1729. This is extremely insightful.

I ran into the following picture which illustrates the point of the article beautifully:

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

So, I know I haven't blogged since the day after the election. Guess after all that stress I needed a break. I've been working an awful lot, and there was the holidays and Alabama football and all kinds of things to take my attention away from writing. I have to say, while I'm sad Alabama lost the Sugar Bowl, was it not a great year?? 12-0 in the regular season. Seriously, at the beginning of the season, who really thought Alabama would go undefeated? NO ONE!!! I'm proud of the coaches and players who put this together. Utah was a really good opponent, but it was apparent that the guys had just run out of steam. Utah played a fast paced game, and with all the distractions of Andre' Smith and his absence and the heartbreaking loss in the SEC championship, I guess they just didn't have enough to finish strong. And isn't that what Nick Saban has been preaching, finishing? I have no doubt that Alabama is back and is going to get better and better every year. So, ROLL TIDE!!!!

Well, after a lot of hard work, blood, sweat, and tears (okay, maybe not the tears), I finally earned my Bachelor's degree!! I actually officially graduated in August, but the graduation wasn't until December, and I just received my diploma yesterday. Here it is...

Pretty sweet huh?? And check it out...Magna Cum Laude!! Well, don't feel bad if you missed my graduation...so did I. I didn't send out invitations and I didn't go, although I wish I had. Would've been cool to walk. However, if anyone feels the need to send a graduation gift, I'll gladly accept it!! I'll even send back a thank you note. Oh, and in case anyone was wondering, in nursing (at least in Alabama) a Bachelor's degree does absolutely nothing for my paycheck. I make just as much as an Associate's prepared nurse with the same amount of experience. I think I see a Master's degree in my future somewhere. A Bachelor's does put a few more career options out there for me. Well, just had to boast a little bit.

Good luck to everyone in 2009. May God bless us all in this new year. Try a little harder to keep your new year's resolutions this year. That's my resolution, to keep the other resolutions.