Sunday, August 02, 2009


She knew it was coming yet she never complained. She knew what she would endure but she never told us what was coming. We watched my mother starve to death in a hospice bed because one of the tumors in her brain was affecting her inner ear. Not to mention the radiation gave her thrush and she had a yeast infection that swelled her throat and mouth and tongue that her her so badly she could swallow nothing, not even saliva. We watched her waste away to nothing and she never even talked about the pain or the agony...she wanted to know how we were, what we were doing. She wanted to be gone because, as she put it, we"all had lives of out own to live". Like we could abandon her at her time of suffering. Like we wouldn't give ANYTHING to keep her around....

I miss her as if I have lost an appendage...I have to learn to live without a part of me.
I feel like she will walk through the door at anytime...I wait for it. I wait for the lonely feeling to subside and the sadness to go away. My mother....I can't call anyone mom any more...andit's killing me.

Monday, December 15, 2008

I HATE Cancer

I say that like other people like's just a takes anyone it chooses. Young, old, any race, any ethnic background - even if you are a nice or bad person.
My mom doesn't deserve this.... she just doesn't.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Are we doomed?

Wow - it's been a few months since I posted anything. We have been involved with the potty while the US has been knee deep in the stuff that goes INTO the potty. A few months of difficulties with the media, with the Democrats and with Chicago politics....
A few months of worrying about gas, the stock market, socialism, Democracy, the Communist media etc....
Wow- what a few months can do. We are already trying to name a street after Obama in my city.....I think people are jumping the gun just a little (even if you like the guy)'s just a little pre-mature....he hasn't even taken office yet (can't wait to see the coronation!).
I was forwarded this article and found it interesting and disturbing:

Is Our Democracy Doomed
I asked the question above because I believe it could be. It surely does appear that is the course we have taken..

First let me try, again, to clear something up. The United States is NOT, I repeat, the US is not… a Democracy! We are a “Representative Republic”. In a Democracy the entire citizenry votes on everything the government does. Everything! All legislation is passed by a majority vote of the citizens of a Democracy. In a democratic Representative Republic, we elect representatives who vote for us, at least that is what they are supposed to do… represent their constituency by voting the way their constituents would vote, if they were to cast individual votes, as in a Democracy. You can judge for yourselves if your Representative votes the way you’d like him, or her, to vote.

Surprised? A lot of US citizens are when they learn (quite often), for the first time, the US is not a Democracy.

However, I have begun to worry that our fate will be the same as that of world democracies through out history. Here is something Alexander Tyler said over a hundred years ago. He said:

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage." Thus said Alexander Tyler.

Do you see the parallels between Tyler’s pronouncement (above) and the state of the US today? Look at the European countries with their welfare states. The degradation of the US is certainly behind that of the European countries, but we are definitely on the slippery slope back into bondage. Much of our country is already at the “dependency” stage. If there is any doubt about that…look at the fight the “dependents” put up against the attempt by the Bush Administration to privatize Social Security.

The US Government is the single largest employer in the United States. There is something deadly wrong about that for a country…any country. All those government employees are “dependent” on the government. This does not include all those folks who are "on the dole" from one, or more, of the government's "entitlement programs".

When you take the time to think about this, REALLY think about this, the course, to which the US is committed, IS frightening. Very frightening.

Our Government is entirely too large, and it’s reach is far to long and far to invasive. It has become so large it is self-perpetuating. It simply continues to grow… for that is what it does, and that is what it does best. At some point, in the not too distant future, it will implode… collapse of it’s own weight.

Then what? Huh?

Something to think about.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Potty on the Big Potty

Oh my goodness....J is potty training herself!
I have not pushed potty training. I just always said when I changed her diaper, "One day when you're a big girl, you'll go potty on the big potty".

Family Toilet Seat
I found a GREAT toilet seat
J was so excited when I brought it home she sat on it on the floor before I could even install it. When she saw it on the toilet she HAD to sit on makes them feel so much more secure - she doesn't feel like she'll "fall in". It took just a few days before we got a "tinkle". I praised J so much and said we would go and buy a special dolly for going for the first time on the big potty. We got temporary tattoos, a bracelet and a dolly. A matching necklace will be opened if she "poo poos" on the potty.....remember, these are technical terms.
Within two weeks there is a control of the Keigal muscles....tinkling at will....YEA. Now it's all about "holding it", feeling the urge to go and waiting to sit on the she is growing up!

****amendment.....Saturday we achieved the POO! Necklaces all around!!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Mommy Girl

I LOVE being a mommy...I love to be called mommy. I love all the ways she can say mommy and it means all different things:
-the sound when I pick J up at the babysitter and hear "MOMMY!!!",
-I love the sound of mommy when she snuggles into my neck and drags it out...
"mooooommmmmyyyyyy" - i love it!
-The sound of "mommy" all sleepy when she wakes up in the morning and sits up in her bed
bewildered how she can fall asleep between us and wake up in her own bed....
-The giggling "mommy" when I have her down tickling her....
-The "mommy" when she wants to eat or have some milk
-The "mommy" when she is scared and running to jump into my arms....

The best "mommy" yet is in the last few days.... I get called "mommy girl" - It's when she is having fun and she is loving our time together....LOVE IT!

The only thing that's better is when she says "I love you"

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Adoption and the Birthmothers (and Birthfathers)

Once in a while I see the blogger in my bookmarks that I haven't looked at in a long time - I click on it - knowing full well what I'll read. Sadness, bitterness and hurt - never complacency. I know these women (and men) cannot forget a child, how could they? But there are women out there who are content, feel a self-satisfaction along with their longing and lonelinesses. They will never be without an empty space in their heart but it is so sad to read some of the blogs that spew the vulgarity and anger and show the hatred that plagues them.... these women need/needed therapy. These women had issues before they decided on relinquishing. They would have had a hard life without the difficult adoption issues....
I try never to look at them, like looking at the news...all you hear about are the bad stories and you cannot judge the world on that.
Adoption is hard on birthparents, no one is denying that. But, the love that adopted families can's overwhelming.

We have a snuggler and yesterday J told me "You're my best girl, my best girl" patting my face. If that's not the best thing in the world I don't know what is. Today I was her "best friend"....the child is not even 2 1/2!! The love is miraculous and God had everything to do with what she has brought into our lives. I was a shell before I am full.

Without adoption I would still be empty, I thank God for my J's birthparents and treat them with the utmost respect and kindness.....

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Is Obama a liar or is he REALLY changing and becoming more conservative? - either way ----BOOOOOOOOOOO. Come on, who are you? Is everything just an act?

Maybe he realizes we are known as the right - because that's what we are???

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Our Founding Fathers

The men who formed our countries were Christian men. They were not perfect but they all specifically talked about religion in the founding principals of our country because they wanted people of this country to have the freedom to have a Christian belief and worship in a denomination of their own choosing. They did not want the government to tell people how they were to worship and what denomination they would be affiliated with. They did NOT want there to be a total separation of church and state where even the Christian principals of faith could not be followed in government. This is preposterous. George Washington himself said "It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible"

George Washington

His Prayer At Valley Forge "Almighty and eternal Lord God, the great Creator of heaven and earth, and the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ; look down from heaven in pity and compassion upon me Thy servant, who humbly prorate myself before Thee."

"Bless O Lord the whole race of mankind, and let the world be filled with the knowledge of Thee and Thy Son, Jesus. "Of all dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens."

Patrick Henry

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religion but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We shall not fight alone. God presides over the destinies of nations."

President Thomas Jefferson

"The reason that Christianity is the best friend of Government is because Christianity is the only religion that changes the heart."

I have heard people justifying things they do by saying: "We are all free men protected by the constitution".....our founding fathers would roll over in their graves knowing how the constitution they fought so hard to uphold being stretched and skewed the way it is.....
The ten commandments taken out of any government building because it's from the bible? No nativity set in/on Government property (even if 99% of the people want that)?

Why is it that Muslim kids in school get a place to say their prayers but a Christian child cannot even bring their bible to school?

As soon as you lose religious principals - you lose control of the country....just look at the public school to show you what can happen. Now many of the teachers in our schools are liberals and are "dumbing down" our kids so they can't think for themselves. They are trying to get the kids to accept all the liberal thinking and most of what they teach is a big lie. It's amazing when you ask kids what they are learning. They are spreading their Marxist views right under our noses.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Reese's with Hazelnut creme???
This is a crime punishable by death!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Are you Against the War?

You think the war in Iraq is costing us too much?

Boy, am I confused. I have been hammered with the propaganda that it is the Iraq war and the war on terror that is bankrupting us. I now find that to be RIDICULOUS.

I hope the following 14 reasons are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of reading them. I have included the URL's for verification of all the following facts.

1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments.

Verify at:

2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.

Verify at:

3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.
Verify at:

4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!
Verify at:

5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
Verify at

6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.
Verify at:

7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.
Verify at:

8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare & social services by the American taxpayers.

Verify at:

9. $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.

Verify at:

10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two and a half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular,
their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US
Verify at:

11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana, crossed into the U. S from the Southern border.

Verify at: Homeland Security Report:

12. The National Policy Institute, 'estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average

cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period.'
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13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin.
Verify at:

14. 'The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States.'
Verify at:

The total cost is a whopping $ 338.3 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Jessie Jackson
(a Reverend right?lol)

Jessie said--"This Barrack been talkin' down to black people about this faith based....I want to cut his n*ts off."
That's hilarious....

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Turtle Savior

Thirty years ago there were WAY more turtles. Everytime we found one I put a big P on the Turtles back before letting it go. I never saw a turtle with a P on it's back again. If anyone found one where they live - they came from my house.
Today I felt like a hero. Baby J and I were driving along and I nearly missed a turtle in the road. The guy behind me nearly missed the turtle too. It had almost made it across the road. When I said "oops, there's a turtle in the road" In my mind I thought I should stop and get it across the road. But after a beat or two, Baby J yelled "GET IT, GET THE TURTLE" and it was as if I was told exactly what I had to do. I turned around praying that a goofy little turtle would still be alive in the road. I stopped in someone's driveway and picked up a very scared little turtle - hiding in it's shell on the part of the road where all the tires drive over- just not quite out of the way. I showed it to Baby J - who did NOT want it any closer - put it in grass and got back in the car feeling I did my good deed for the day(and No, I did not put a P on it's back--but I thought about it).
After we were back on the road, Baby J kept saying "mommy help turtle" "mommy, help turtle" (about 10 times), I feel like a superhero!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Just Some of What Defines Barack Obama:
He voted against banning partial " birth abortion.
He voted no on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions.
Supports affirmative action in Colleges and Government.
In 2001 he questioned harsh penalties for drug dealing. Says he will deal with street level drug dealing as minimum wage affair.
Admitted marijuana and cocaine use in high school and in college.
His religious convictions are very murky.
He is willing to meet with Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Kim Jung Il and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Has said that one of his first goals after being elected would b e to have a conference with all Muslim nations.
Opposed the Patriot Act.
First bill he signed that was passed was campaign finance reform.
Voted No on prohibiting law suits against gun manufacturers.
Supports universal health-care.
Voted yes on providing habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees.
Supports granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.
Supports extending welfare to illegal immigrants.
Voted yes on comprehensive immigration reform.
Voted yes on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security.
Wants to make the minimum wage a "living wage".
Voted with Democratic Party 96 percent of 251 votes.
Is a big believer in the separation of church and state.
Opposed to any efforts to privatize Social Security and instead supports increasing the amount of tax paid.
He voted No on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax
He voted No on repealing the "Death" Tax
He wants to raise the Capital Gains Tax.
Has repeatedly said the surge in Iraq has not succeeded...when researched, you will find this is untrue
He is ranked as the most liberal Senator in the Senate today and THAT takes some doing!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Open up ANWR!

We have MILLIONS and MILLIONS of barrels of oil here in the US and the Democrats will not vote to open it up for drilling. THEY are keeping us dependent on foreign oil. In 5 years we could be using oil that is cheaper.....what's the hold up folks???

Palin for Vice-President!!!!!
She's the governor of Alaska and all for drilling......

Monday, June 30, 2008

The REAL Agenda!

Iraq: News Media
Just in case you happened to see the ABC News piece (if you watch ABC News) with interviews of 5 military folks in Iraq ? 3 planned to vote for Obama and 2 for Hillary; no mention of any McCain supporters. Well, here's the "Rest of the Story."

This from Major General (ret) Buckman, to a close friend of his:
My niece, Katelyn, stationed at Baluud , Iraq was assigned, with others of her detachment, to be escort/guard/ watcher for Martha Raddatz of ABC News as she covered John McCain's recent trip to Iraq . Katelyn and her Captain stood directly behind Raddatz as she queried GI's walking past. They kept count of the GI's and you should remember these numbers. She asked 60 GI's who they planned to vote for in November. 54 said John McCain, 4 for Obama and 2 for Hillary. Katelyn called home and told her Mom and Dad to watch ABC news the next night because she was standing directly behind Raddatz and maybe they'd see her on TV. Mom and Dad of course, called and emailed all the kinfolk to watch the newscast and maybe see Katelyn. Well, of course, we all watched and what we saw wasn't a glimpse of Katelyn, but got a hell'uva view of skewed news. After a dissertation on McCain's trip and speech, ABC showed 5 GI's being asked by Raddatz how they were going to vote in November; 3 for Obama and 2 for Clinton . No mention of the 54 for McCain.

Let's talk - skewing the news.....

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Obama IS a Fruitcake!

Thank you Mindy for pointing out THIS article about Obama distorting the bible. I already knew Obama's view of the bible is distorted and wrong and his sense of morality is skewed. I think what bothered me more about the article is that Dobson suggested he may not vote for president. Even though I may not agree with everything McCain stands for - I have an obligation to NOT let Obama rule this land with the set of "non-morals" he preaches. McCain, at least, has a strong sense of right and wrong as far as life (he's Pro-life), Liberty (he understands our military role and foreign policy), and the pursuit of happiness (he doesn't want to rob the rich to give to the poor, he is for free enterprise and has a sense of morality). Good Lord - all the Christians need to step forward and do the right thing - NOT sit back and do nothing! Shame on you Dr. Dobson for mentioning your idea and possibly influencing people like that. My SIL and children have said - Our vote is for Jesus. I said, "unfortunately, if you vote for Jesus this go-around - it's a vote for the devil himself - OBAMA". :)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

CHANGE - cause that's all you'll have when I'm done - Exactly!
Cindy McCain

This is an interesting article as not much was known about her but she was on Leno and it was an interesting interview. It turns out that she is a character as she is or has been a race car driver and is also a pilot. She flies John around the country to his rallies. After hearing that about her and reading this I now have a lot of respect for her.
Election 2008: Cindy Hensley McCain has been disparaged as a trophy wife, a Barbie, an heiress with fancy purses, even the Paris Hilton of politics. But there's more to the picture than meets the eye.

Yes, Mrs. McCain is the perfectly coifed blonde standing dutifully behind the senator during his speeches. And yes, she wears stylish clothing and carries a Prada purse. And it's true she doesn't say much. But feminist critics who write her off as a "stand-by-your-man" shrinking violet are selling her short. In many ways, Cindy McCain stacks up sturdier than Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama. And she'd make a more impressive first lady.

Mrs. McCain: More than meets the eye.

While Obama's wife has been hating America, complaining about the war and undermining our troops serving in Afghanistan, McCain's wife has been worrying about her sons who actually are fighting or planning to fight
in the war on terror. One, in fact, was until a few months ago deployed in Iraq during some of the worst violence.
You don't hear the McCain's talk about it, but their 19-year-old Marine, Jimmy, is preparing for his second tour of duty. Their 21-year-old son, Jack, is poised to graduate from Annapolis and also could join the Marines as a second lieutenant. The couple made the decision not to draw attention to their sons out of respect for other families with sons and daughters in harm's way.

Cindy also says she doesn't want to risk falling apart on the campaign trail talking about Jimmy who was so young when he enlisted she had to sign consent forms for his medical tests before he could report for duty and potentially upsetting parents of soldiers who are serving or have been killed.

The McCain's want to make sure their boys get no special treatment. Same goes for their five other children, including a daughter they adopted from Bangladesh. During a visit to Mother Teresa's orphanage there, Cindy noticed a dying baby. The orphanage could not provide the medical care needed to save her life. So she brought the child home to America for the surgery she desperately needed. The baby is now their healthy, 16-year-old daughter, Bridget.

Though all seven McCain children including two Sen. McCain adopted from his first marriage are supportive of their father, they prefer their privacy to the glare of the campaign trail. Another daughter, Meghan, 23, helps him behind the scenes.

Cindy McCain not only cherishes her children, but also her country, which in an election year filled with America-bashing, is a refreshing novelty. She seethed when she heard Michelle Obama's unpatriotic remarks that she only
recently grew proud of America "I am very proud of my country," Mrs. McCain asserted.

She also may be tougher than the other women in the race. While Hillary thinks she's come under sniper fire on mission trips abroad, Cindy has actually seen violence. She witnessed a boy get blown up by a mine in Kuwait during a trip with an international group that removes land mines from war-torn countries.

Mrs. McCain also is a hands-on philanthropist. She sits on the board of Operation Smile, which arranges for plastic surgeons to fix cleft palates and other birth defects. She also has helped organize relief missions to Micronesia.

During a scuba-diving vacation to the islands, Mrs. McCain took a friend to a local hospital to have a cut treated. She was shocked, and saddened, by what she saw. "They opened the door to the OR, where the supplies were, and there were two cats and a whole bunch of rats climbing out of the sterile supplies," she recalled. "They had no X-ray machine, no beds. To me, it was devastating because it was a U.S. trust territory." As soon as she returned home, she arranged for medical equipment and teams of doctors to be sent to treat the island children.

Michelle Obama may contribute to CARE, which fights global poverty and works to empower poor women. Cindy sits on its board.

While the Democrat women talk about helping the poor and needy, Cindy McCain actually rolls up her sleeves and does it. Who's the out-of-touch elitist?

Friday, June 20, 2008

Here's Hillary in October of 2002: "Intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical, biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program."

Here's Al Gore in September of 2002: "We know that Saddam has stored nuclear supplies, secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."

Here's John Kerry in October of 2002: "I will be voting to give the president the authority to use force if necessary to disarm Saddam because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands s a real and grave threat to our security."

Here's Senator Ted Kennedy: "We have known that for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." September of 2002.

And then Nancy Pelosi: "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology, which a threat to countries in the region. And he's made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."

Interesting that these are the same people saying "shame on you" to GW....they must have very bad short term memories....

Friday, June 13, 2008

It Couldn't Be Said Any Better


By Michelle Malkin

Like Michelle Obama, I am a "woman of color." Like Michelle Obama, I am a working mother of two young children. Like Michelle Obama, I am a member of the 13th generation of Americans born since the founding of our great nation.

Unlike Michelle Obama, I can't keep track of the number of times I've been proud - really proud - of my country since I was born and privileged to live in it. At a recent speech in Milwaukee on behalf of her husband's Democratic presidential campaign, Mrs. Obama remarked, "For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country, and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change."

Like Michelle Obama, I am a "woman of color." Like Michelle Obama, I am a working mother of two young children. Like Michelle Obama, I am a member of the 13th generation of Americans born since the founding of our great nation.

Unlike Michelle Obama, I can't keep track of the number of times I've been proud - really proud - of my country since I was born and privileged to live in it. At a recent speech in Milwaukee on behalf of her husband's Democratic presidential campaign, Mrs. Obama remarked, "For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country, and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change."

Mrs. Obama's statement was met with warm applause from other Barack supporters who have also apparently been devoid of pride in their country during their adult lifetimes. Or maybe it was just a Pavlovian response to the word "change." What a sad, empty, narcissistic, ungrateful, unthinking lot.

I'm just seven years younger than Mrs. Obama. We've grown up and lived in the same era. And yet, her self-absorbed attitude is completely foreign to me. What planet is she living on? Since when was now the only time the American people have ever been "hungry for change"?

Michelle, ma belle, Barack is not the center of the universe. Newsflash: The Obamas did not invent "change" any more than Hillary invented "leadership" or John McCain invented "straight talk." We were both adults when the Berlin Wall fell, Michelle. That was earth-shattering change. We've lived through two decades' worth of peaceful, if contentious, election cycles under the rule of law, which have brought about " change" and upheaval, both good and bad. We were adults through several launches of the space shuttle, in case you were snoozing. And as adults, we've witnessed and benefited from dizzyingly rapid advances in technology, communications, science, and medicine pioneered by American entrepreneurs who yearned to change the world and succeeded. You want "change"? Go ask the patients whose lives have been improved and extended by American pharmaceutical companies that have flourished under the best economic system in the world. If American ingenuity, a robust constitutional republic, and the fall of communism don't do it for you, hon, then how about American heroism and sacrifice? How about every Memorial Day? Every Veterans Day? Every Independence Day? Every Medal of Honor ceremony? Has she never attended a welcome-home ceremony for the troops? For me, there's the thrill of the Blue Angels roaring over cloudless skies. And the somber awe felt amid the hallowed waters that surround the sunken U.S.S. Arizona at the Pearl Harbor memorial.

Every naturalization ceremony I've attended, where hundreds of new Americans raised their hands to swear an oath of allegiance to this land of liberty, has been a moment of pride for me. So have the awesome displays of American compassion at home and around the world. When millions of Americans rallied to help victims of the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia - including members of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group that sped from Hong Kong to assist survivors - my heart filled with pride. It did again when the citizens of Houston opened their arms to Hurricane Katrina victims and folks across the country rushed to their churches and offices of the Salvation Army and Red Cross to volunteer.

How about American resilience? Does that not make you proud? Only a heart of stone could be unmoved by the strength, valor, and determination displayed in New York , Washington , D.C., and Shanksville , Pa. , on September 11, 2001.

I believe it was Michael Kinsley who quipped that a gaffe is when a politician tells the truth. In this case, it's what happens when an elite Democratic politician's wife says what a significant portion of the party's base really believes to be the truth: America is more a source of shame than pride.

Michelle Obama has achieved enormous professional success, political influence, and personal acclaim in America . Ivy League educated, she's been lauded by Essence magazine as one of the 25 World's Most Inspiring Women; by Vanity Fair as one of the ten World's Best-Dressed Women; and named one of "The Harvard 100" most influential alumni. She has had an amazingly blessed life. But you wouldn't know it from her campaign rhetoric and her griping about her and her husband's student loans.

For years, we've heard liberals get offended at any challenge to their patriotism. And so they are again aggrieved and rising to explain away Mrs. Obama's remarks.

Lady Michelle and her defenders protest too much.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Obama's Not Exactlys

1.) "Selma March Got Me Born" - NOT EXACTLY,
his parents felt safe enough to have him in 1961
Selma had no effect on his birth, as Selma was in 1965.
(Google 'Obama Selma' for his full March 4,2007
and articles about its various untruths.)

2.) "Father Was A Goat Herder" - NOT EXACTLY,
he was a privileged, well educated youth, who went on to work
with the Kenyan Government.

3.) "Father Was A Proud Freedom Fighter" - NOT EXACTLY,
he was part of one of the most corrupt and violent governments
has ever had.

4.) "My Family Has Strong Ties To African Freedom" - NOT EXACTLY,
his cousin, Raila Odinga, has created mass violence in attempting to
overturn a legitimate election in 2007, in Kenya
. It is the first
widespread violence in decades. The current government is pro-American
but Odinga wants to overthrow it and establish Muslim Sharia law.
Obama's half-brother, Abongo Oba ma, is Odinga's follower.
He interrupted his New Hampshire
campaigning to speak to Odinga on the phone.
Obama's cousin Odinga in Kenya
ran for president and tried to get Sharia muslim
law in place there. When Odinga lost the elections, his followers have burned
Christians' homes and then burned men, women and children alive in a Christian
church where they took shelter.. Obama SUPPORTED his cousin before the election
process here started. Google "Obama and Odinga" and see what you get.
No one wants to know the truth.

5.) "My Grandmother Has Always Been A Christian" - NOT EXACTLY,
she does her daily Salat prayers at 5am
according to her own interviews.
Not to mention, Christianity wouldn't allow her to have been one
of 14 wives to 1 man.

6.) "My Name is African Swahili" - NOT EXACTLY,
his name is Arabic and 'Baraka' (from which Barack came) means 'blessed' in
that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama. Barack Hussein
Obama is not half black. If elected, he would be the first Arab-American
President, not the first black President. Barack Hussein Obama is
50% Caucasian from his mother's side and 43.75% Arabic and 6.25% African Negro
from his father's side. While Barack Hussein Obama's father was from Kenya
his father's family was mainly Arabs.. Barack Hussein Obama's father was only
12.5% African Negro and 87.5% Arab (his father's birth certificate even states he's
Arab,not African Negro).

7.) "I Never Practiced Islam" - NOT EXACTLY,
he practiced it daily at school, where he was registered as a Muslim and kept that
faith for 31 years, until his wife made him change, so he could run for office. 4-3-08

Article 'Obama was quite religious in islam'

8.) "My School In Indonesia Was Christian" - NOT EXACTLY,
he was registered as Muslim there and got in trouble in Koranic Studies for
making faces (check his own book).
February 28, 2008. Kristoff from the
New York Times a year ago:
'Mr.Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer,reciting them
with a first-rate accent'. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated
(it'll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer
as'one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.' This is just one example of what
Pamela is talking about when she says 'Obama's narrative is being altered,enhanced
and manipulated to whitewash troubling facts.'

9.) "I Was Fluent In Indonesian" - NOT EXACTLY, not one teacher says he could
speak the language.

10.) "Because I Lived In Indonesia, I Have More Foreign Experience", NOT EXACTLY,
he was there from the ages of 6 to 10, and couldn't even speak the language.
What did he learn? how to study the Koran and watch cartoons.

11.) "I Am Stronger On Foreign Affairs" - NOT EXACTLY,
except for Africa (surprise)and the Middle East (bigger surprise), you have never
been anywhere else on the planet and thus have NO experience with
our closest allies.

12.) "I Blame My Early Drug Use On Ethnic Confusion" - NOT EXACTLY,
he was quite content in high school to be Barry Obama, no mention of Kenya
and no mention of struggle to identify - his classmates said he was just fine.

13.)"An Ebony Article Moved Me To Run For Office" - NOT EXACTLY,
Ebony has yet to find the article he mentioned in his book. It doesn't,
and never did, exist.

14.) "A Life Magazine Article Changed My Outlook On Life" - NOT EXACTLY,
Life has yet to find the article he mentioned in his book. It doesn't,and never did,exist.

15.) "I Won't Run On A National Ticket In '08" - NOT EXACTLY,
here he is,despite saying, live on TV, that he would not have enough experience
by then, and he was all about having experience first.

16.) "Voting 'Present' is Common In Illinois Senate" - NOT EXACTLY,
it happens and it is common for HIM, but not many others
have 130 'PRESENT' votes.

17.) "Oops, I Misvoted" - NOT EXACTLY,
only when caught by church groups and Democrats, did he beg to
change his "misvote".

18.) "I Was A Professor Of Law" - NOT EXACTLY,
he was a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

19.) "I Was A Constitutional Lawyer" - NOT EXACTLY,
he was a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

20.) "Without Me, There Would Be No Ethics Bill" - NOT EXACTLY,
he didn't write it,introduce it, change it, or create it.

21.) "The Ethics Bill Was Hard To Pass" - NOT EXACTLY,
it took just 14 days from start to finish.

22.) "I Wrote A Tough Nuclear Bill" - NOT EXACTLY,
his bill was rejected by his own party for its pandering and lack of all regulation
- mainly because of his Nuclear donor, Exelon, from which David Axelrod came.

23.) "I Have Released My State Records" - NOT EXACTLY,
as of March,2008, state bills he sponsored or voted for have yet to be
released, exposing all the special interests pork hidden within.

24.) "I Took On The Asbestos Altgeld Gardens Mess" - NOT EXACTLY,
he was part of a large group of people who remedied Altgeld Gardens.

He failed to mention anyone else but himself, in his books.

25.) "My Economics Bill Will Help America" - NOT EXACTLY,
his 111 economic policies were just combined into a proposal which
lost 99-0, and even HE voted against his own bill.

26.) "I Have Been A Bold Leader In Illinois" - NOT EXACTLY,
even his own supporters claim to have not seen BOLD action on his part.

27.) "I Passed 26 Of My Own Bills In One Year" - NOT EXACTLY,
they were not HIS bills, but rather handed to him, after their creation
by a fellow Senator, to assist him in a future bid for higher office.

28.) "No One on my campaign contacted Canada about NAFTA" - NOT EXACTLY,
the Canadian Government issued the names and a memo of the conversation
his campaign had with them.

29.) "I Am Tough On Terrorism" - NOT EXACTLY,
he missed the Iran Resolution vote on terrorism and he's good friend,
Ali Abunimah, supports the destruction off Israel.

30.) "I Want All Votes To Count" - NOT EXACTLY,
he said 'let the delegates decide'.

31.) "I Want Americans To Decide" - NOT EXACTLY,
he would prefer caucuses that limit the vote, confuse the voters,
force a public vote, and only operate during small windows of time.

32.) "I passed 900 Bills in the State Senate" - NOT EXACTLY,
he passed 26, most of which he didn't write himself.

33.) "I Believe In Fairness, Not Tactics" - NOT EXACTLY,
he used tactics to eliminate Alice Palmer from running against him.

34.) "I Don't Take PAC Money" - NOT EXACTLY,
he takes" loads of it.

35.) "I don't Have Lobbysists" - NOT EXACTLY,
he has over 47 lobbyists, and counting.

36.) "My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad" - NOT EXACTLY,
his own campaign worker made the ad on his Apple in one afternoon.

37.) "I Have Always Been Against Iraq" - NOT EXACTLY,
he wasn't in office to vote against it AND he has voted to fund it every single time.

38.) "I Have Always Supported Universal Health Care" - NOT EXACTLY,
his plan leaves us all to pay for the 15,000,000 who don't have to buy it.

39.) "My uncle liberated Auschwitz concentration camp" - NOT EXACTLY,
his mother had no brothers and the Russan army did the liberating.

This guy is a walking contradiction..... He's a good speaker but
he needs to try speaking the truth

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

How many States are there Mr. Obama??

Click HERE to see how many Barrack thinks we, if Bush would have done this - no one would hear the end of it. And who wants the big O as president?

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Who is Barack Obama?
A man is known by his record and the company he keeps. To me, he has failed on both accounts. I think once the tidal wave of "I want change" has swept over them and they really look at this man - this is what they will see of his record....

- He voted against banning partial birth abortion.
-He voted no on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions.
-Supports affirmative action in Colleges and Government.
- In 2001 he questioned harsh penalties for drug dealing.
-Says he will deal with street level drug dealing as minimum wage affair.
-Admitted marijuana and cocaine use in high school and in college.
- His religious convictions are very murky.
-He is willing to meet with Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Kim Jung Il and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (ha, ha - I say go ahead).
- Has said that one of his first goals after being elected would be to have a conference with all Muslim nations.
-Opposed the Patriot Act.
- First bill he signed that was passed was campaign finance reform.
- Voted No on prohibiting law suits against gun manufacturers.
-Supports universal health-care.
-Voted yes on providing habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees.
-Supports granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.
-Supports extending welfare to illegal immigrants.
- Voted yes on comprehensive immigration reform.
- Voted yes on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security.
-Wants to make the minimum wage a "living wage".
- Voted with Democratic Party 96 percent of 251 votes.
-Is a big believer in the separation of church and state.
- Opposed to any efforts to Privatize Social Security and instead supports increasing the amount of tax paid.
- He voted No on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax.
- He voted No on repealing the "Death" Tax.
- He wants to raise the Capital Gains Tax.
- Has repeatedly said the surge in Iraq has not succeeded....
- He is ranked as the most liberal Senator in the Senate today and that takes some doing.

If your political choices are consistent with Barack Obama's and you think that his positions will bring America together or make it a better place, then you will probably not care about any of this. If you are like most Americans that after examining what he stands for, are truly not in line with his record, it would be prudent to get off the wave or better yet, never get on, before it comes on shore and undermines the very foundations of this great Country. We have limited time to save America or the Supreme Court as we know it.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Just Another Adoption Book

The adoption books that come out really make me laugh. this is a new one:

Adoption: Unchartered Waters by David Kirschner, Ph.D. is a bit like the Kinsey report in the sense that the people they interviewed were already troubled (in the case of Kinsey - sexual deviants and perverts - in my opinion). Some data sources included the diaries of convicted child molesters, 25% were, or had been, prison inmates, and 5% were male prostitutes. Really not a good mix of people to get accurate results...

This adoption data gathered is also like walking into a Union hall and taking a poll about which presidential candidate would win, or going into a stage production of La Cage Aux Folles and use the actors to poll how many gay men there are in the US....
It's just NOT a good section of the population to do a true study.

David Kirschner is a psychologist and psychoanalyst with a private practice. He founded and directed for 25 years, a community mental health clinic and used all his "data" from patients for this book about how adoptees are not coping well.....that makes me laugh.

The sad thing is Dr. Kirschner is nationally and internationally recognized for his clinical & forensic work on adoption issues, and for his concept of an Adopted Child Syndrome. (what is the percentage of adoptees that have that? As far as he is concerned - most so).

God bless him for trying to open records....and I'm sure he has helped the small number of patients who actually do have a problem with their adoptions....but this guy THINKS he knows adoptees like people that work in nursing homes THINK they know old people. They don't see the other side of it....they are very bias one way....because of their own limited experience. People that come to see this guy already have trouble.....he never talks to the millions of happy adoptees out there....
I hope there was more for happy adult adoptees to write about - but they wouldn't sell....and who has time to write books about a happy normal life when you are busy living it???

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

*******Adoption REMINDER Post*********

I honestly forget that our sweet pea is not biologically from our DNA - she is SO much like DH it's absurd. She is over two and smart as a whip. She can say her ABCs better than I did at 4 or 5. I used to say m-n-n-o-p (could never get that right). She counts objects up to 15 all the time and points out all Os, Ts, S's and B's everywhere we go. The stop signs are a constant form of entertainment in the at every block! She tells me things are "perfect", that she "wants everything" and the best is she tells me to "spit it out" when I steal a grape or cracker from her plate. She says "please" and "thank you" and "I'm sorry" at every chance and very rarely throws a little temper tantrum....and that is usually about us being too tired to keep playing ball....going home or going to bed. She will be an athlete - of that there is no doubt.

She is her father - loves pickles and chips, will play soccer until she falls over, snores, can't sit still, and that's just the tip of the ice berg - I think they even have the same sense of humor - I have tried to squelch that ....with no avail.

I cannot remember a day without her and don't ever want her to grow up and get married because it means she would move away.....we love her so immensely, so fully and so deeply. I tell her all the time - You make me happy.... and she puts her little hand on my face and kisses my cheek. Then we say together "i love you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" while jumping and pumping out arms up and down........"much".


Monday, May 19, 2008

First Lady???!

When Obama chose to ask Michelle LaVaughn Robinson to marry him it must have been love because no one with only political aspirations would/should have considered it.

When I first heard about Michelle's Princeton Thesis being anti-white, racist, etc. I thought it was a fabrication. As Republican as I am, I realize that some of that will happen and you cannot believe everything that comes over on your e-mails. S o, I checked it out. Snopes didn't deny if was true but at the time they came out with information, the university had "temporarily withdrawn" the thesis from Princeton's library until after this year's presidential election in November (hmmm, interesting). Since there have been a number of sources who have uncovered the thesis and it's is allarming and I'm sure it will all come out during the campaign if Obama does run.

Her whole thesis is based on a questionnaire of black alumni from Princeton (of which only %22 percent responded) and how their experiences of being black on the campus of Princeton had affected their attitudes later. She gives such examples as: More comfortable with interacting with Blacks or whites in various activities, will they feel obligated as a member of the black community to help other blacks who are less fortunate than themselves...

She wrote she felt "obligated to this community" (I presume the black community) she was "somehow obligated to this community and would utilize all of my present and future recourses to benefit this community first and foremost".......?

"These experiences have made it apparent to me that the path I have chosen to follow by attending Princeton will likely lead to my further integration and/or assimilation into a white cultural and social structure that will only allow me to remain on the periphery of society; never becoming a full participant. "

She has hypothesis in which she quotes the definition of Black Power "which guided me in the formulation and use of this concept in this study" . Great.

She stated that "individuals must create a motivational hierarchy from which the individual can determine which social groups are most important to benefit. Some may place the highest value on benefiting themselves or their families. Others may value their occupational feilds most highly. Others may put God before anything else. In still other instances, one's motivation to benefit either the U.S. society, the non-white races of the world (?) or the human species as a whole, could be most powerful"

On page twenty she is presuming that "Blacks who are more comfortable with whites than with blacks will probably be less interested in benefiting the black community."
She goes on to say "the more time respondents (black alumni) spend with Blacks, the more more positive and compassionate they will be in their attitudes towards lower class Black Americans."
WHAAAAAA?? (read page 20 to read all about that)

SHe did NOT get the response she wanted even form the %22 of the respondents....
Her explanation of this was clear (found on page 47):
"These findings make it possible to speculate that at the Post-Princeton point (after college), as more respondents were becoming increasingly motivated by their occupations, they had less attention to divide among their other priorities. As a result, some of their motivations to the Black community may have become withdrawn in order to put more emphasis on occupational attainments."

She even goes on to talk about the "guilt" that people must feel who do not have the notion that the Black community needs to separate themselves or the guilt of "betraying the black community": "If separatists ideologies are based are total separation ,a certain level of guilt is more likely to be felt by a respondent who became a sept/plu (seperationist or pluralist) than by those who became int/assim (integrationist or assimilationist)." (page 48)

So her conclusions you can read yourself- they sat on page 51 in section 3 of her thesis.
First of all - as a Princeton Graduate, I am appauled that THIS is an exceptable thesis -
Secondly, I get that she believes the more time you spend with White people the less likely you will care about poor black people. She is basically saying shame on all those black people who spend time with white people because they cannot care about their "black community" very much if they do. Because only %22 of the black alumni even bothered to answer the survey - It makes me think that Princeton did on okay job on educating all races equally and the people who did NOT respond was as disgusted as I am by this thesis subject.

Society, as a whole, has tried very hard in the past few generations to blur the lines of race and this is a slap in the face.
I am a White educated woman who cares about the lower class - all of them equally, not just one race. Why can't we concentrate on that?

This information comes on the heels of Rev. Wright and I feel like Michelle is just a repeat of what Rev. Wright was spewing... black Liberation Theology at it's best. Rasicm, hatred and

First lady? Good Lord, I hope not!

Michelle's Thesis:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

I don't like Hillary but at least she wrote about Saul Alinsky who is controversial (to say the least) but at least tells people to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps....and make things happen for themselves.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Our "beloved" Ted

Ted Kennedy was rushed to the hospital Saturday morning. He had a seizure and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he spoke to Kennedy's wife in the afternoon and was told "his condition is not life-threatening, but serious."

"But the one thing I can say, if there ever was a fighter, anyone who stood for what we as Americans, we as Democrats, stand for, it's Ted Kennedy," Reid said addressing the Nevada Democratic Convention in Reno.

"stood for what we as Americans, we as Democrats, stand for, it's Ted Kennedy"....What? Getting away with murder?

Glad for Kennedy's family he's okay - as much as I dislike the man - no one deserves stroke, death and pain for a family.....but common..... talking about him like he's a model for the Democratic party? That's just sad - but maybe fitting.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Irena Sendler passed away on Monday May 12th, 2008 at 8:00 am CEST in Warsaw, Poland. She live most of her young life in Otwock, Poland. During World War II she was an activist in the Polish Underground and the Zegota Polish anti-Holocaust resistance in Warsaw. She convinced the Nazi's they may, too, get sick if typhoid broke out amongst the Jews because of such bad conditions. So under the pretext of conducting inspections of sanitary conditions during a typhoid outbreak, Sendler visited the ghetto and smuggled out babies and small children in ambulances and trams, sometimes disguising them as packages, suitcases, boxes or in sacks. She placed them in safe homes all over Poland and kept records of each one in a jar she buried by an apple tree in her back yard.

When the Nazi's discovered what she had done they broke both of her legs and tortured her. She was set for her execution when she escaped (on broken legs mind you) and got to safety where she hid until the war was over. She went back to her house (that had been destroyed) and dug up that jar with all the children's information. They all received their family information and those who had parents who survived, were reunited with them.

One woman who led the rescue of 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust in World War II with no thought of her own life and safety. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

Instead of this wonderful deserving woman receiving the Nobel Prize - Al Gore won it. I am so ashamed of those who applaud this!

Irena Sendlerowa was 98 years old.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

More and more will come out about him......

Click HERE for a great little video about Obama....

Monday, May 12, 2008

This is a picture of our "wonderful" Mr. Obama NOT covering his heart and singing the National anthem.

Watch it HERE....the singer is so bad I may have put my hands over my ears instead of my heart - Obama is blatantly NOT putting his hand over his heart when even the other LIB DEMS are!

He has dishonored our Flag, our Military and our Nation.... I know all you "lovers of Obama" don't care but I sure do....
If Our President Resigned Today

I love this e mail - this would be GW's resignation speech....if he got fed up with all the stupid Dems:

Normally, I start these things out by saying 'My Fellow Americans', not doing it this time. If the polls are any indication, I don't know who more than half of you are anymore. I do know something terrible has happened, and that you're really not fellow Americans any longer.

I'll cut right to the chase here: I quit. Now before anyone gets all in lather about me quitting to avoid impeachment, or to avoid prosecution, let me assure you: There's been no breaking of laws or impeachable offenses in this office.

The reason I'm quitting is simple. I'm fed up with you people. I'm fed up because you have no understanding of what's really going on in the world. Or of what's going on in this once-great nation of ours. And the majority of you are too damned lazy to do your homework and figure it out.

Let's start local. You've been sold a bill of goods by politicians and the news media. Polls show that the majority of you think the economy is in the tank. And that's despite record numbers of homeowners, including record numbers of MINORITY homeowners. And while we're mentioning minorities, I'll point out that minority business ownership is at an all-time high. Our unemployment rate is as low as it ever was during the Clinton administration. I've mentioned all those things before, but it doesn't sink in.

Despite the shock to our economy of 9/11, the stock market has rebounded to record levels and more Americans than ever are participating in these markets. Meanwhile, all you can do is whine about gas prices, and most of you are too damn stupid to realize that gas prices are high because there's increased demand in other parts of the world, and because a small handful of noisy idiots are more worried about polar bears and beachfront property than your economic security.
We face real threats in the world.

Don't give me this 'blood for oil' crap. If I were trading blood for oil I would've already seized Iraq 's oil fields and let the rest of the country go to hell. And don't give me this 'Bush Lied; People Died' crap either. If I were the liar you morons take me for, I could've easily had chemical weapons planted in Iraq so they could be 'discovered.' Instead, I owned up to the fact that the intelligence was faulty.

Let me remind you that the rest of the world thought Saddam had the goods, same as me. Let me also remind you that regime change in Iraq was official US policy before I came into office. Clinton established that policy. Bet you didn't know that, did you?

You idiots need to understand that we face a unique enemy. Back during the cold war, there were two major competing political and economic models squaring off. We won that war, but we did so because fundamentally, the Communists wanted to survive, just as we do. We were simply able to out-spend and out-tech them.

That's not the case this time. The soldiers of our new enemy don't care if they survive. In fact, they want to die. That'd be fine, as long as they weren't also committed to taking as many of you with them as they can. But they are. They want to kill you, and the bastards are all over the globe. You should be grateful that they haven't gotten any more of us here in the United States since September 11. But you're not. That's because you've got no idea how hard a small number of intelligence, military, law enforcement, and homeland security people ha ve worked to make sure of that. When this whole mess started, I warned you that this would be a long and difficult fight. I'm disappointed how many of you people think a long and difficult fight amounts to a single season of 'Survivor.'

Instead, you've grown impatient. You're incapable of seeing things through the long lens of history, the way our enemies do. You think that wars should last a few months, a few years, tops.

Making matters worse, you actively support those who help the enemy. Every time you buy the New York Times, every time you send a donation to a cut-and-run Democrat's political campaign, well, you might just as well Fed-Ex a grenade launcher to a Jihadist. It amounts to the same thing.

In this day and age, it's easy enough to find the truth. It's all over the Internet, it just isn't on the pages of the New York Times or on NBC News. But even if it were, I doubt you'd be any smarter. Most of you would rather watch American Idol.

I could say more about your expectations that the government will always be there to bail you out, even if you're too stupid to leave a city that's below sea level and has a Category 5 hurricane approaching.

I could say more about your idiotic belief that government, not your own wallet, is where the money comes from. But I've come to the conclusion that were I to do so, it would sail right over your heads.

So, I quit. I'm going back to Crawford. I've got an energy-efficient house down there (Al Gore could only dream of) and the capability to be fully self-sufficient. No one ever heard of Crawford before I got elected, and as soon as I'm done here pretty much no one will ever hear of it again. Maybe I'll be lucky enough to die of old age before the last pillars of America fall.

Oh, and by the way, Cheney's quitting too.

That means Pelosi is your new President. You asked for it - you can have her. Watch what she does carefully, because I still have a glimmer of hope that there are just enough of you remaining who are smart enough to turn this thing around in 2008.

So that's it.

God bless what's left of America . Some of you know what I mean. The rest of you - kiss my a**!