Friday, October 31, 2008

Two posts today, don't skip them...So this morning....

So today I was driving Emma to her Nanny's house. I saw all the middle school kids walking to the bus stop. I, none of them are dressed up. Must be the cool thing now, not to dress up.
Then I turned on Miss Alida's street and saw toy boys walking towards the bus stop. One of them was dressed up as something for Halloween, but I couldn't make it out. Then as I neared, I realized the boy was dressed up as a giant hotdog.

Maybe it's me, but parents... come on now... a middle schooler dressed as a giant hotdog? Are you freakin kidding me. Alida said, maybe the kid really wanted to dress up and the mother just picked her battle. I chimed in, "my kid can dress up that is fine, but no way is my 14 year old going out dressed as a hotdog." If that was the case, he could stay home. (and possibly get therapy). Maybe it was all those years I was teased, but there is no way I would set my kid up for being the kid that is teased.

A giant hotdog...? man.. I really think that kid is going to have a bad day. (Especially if he was the only one dressed for Halloween)
If you disagree... okay then, click the pick to buy your costume...
Happy Halloween Folks!

My vote; don't skip this post!

We got a call while I was out shopping and it was Barack Obama's campaign. Husband answers...
"Hello, I am calling from the Democratic Campaign of Barack Obama, and we wanted to know, as supporters of the Obama campaign, will you sign up to canvas for us in Maryland this weekend?"
Husband replies... "Dude, I think you got the wrong house, we're republican."

"Is this the house of E.L?"

"Yeah, that's my wife, and she is a staunch Republican, no way are we voting Democratic"

"Well sorry for that.. You folks have a great evening"

They hang up and I get home and get the run down of the conversation.
I * 69 the call...and get the following.

"Yes someone called my house campaigning for Barack Obama?"
"Yes, I made that call?"
"Well my husband made a mistake in his response. We are republican, but what he doesn't know that I am voting for Barack Obama this time around."
"oh.... wow... um... I hope I didn't get you in trouble?"

laughter ensued...lots of it.

Here it is folks.
Do I trust him? not fully.
but I am casting my vote for Barack Obama.
We can't have another 4 years of the Bush administration folks.
It's the first time I will be voting Democratic. Yes, there are still questions I have about Barack Obama.
Barack Obama will be the first Black President of the United States of America, and the first step in the right direction.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I don't think that looks a thing like Barack Obama

Ummm.. are they really selling cabbage patch look alikes on ebay? Can you believe that Palin is going for over $1000...? HERE

yes they are.. but Obama looks more like that kid from different strokes....

"whatchoo talkin bout willis?"

Mowing and Beer (Thursday humor)

On Saturday afternoon, I was sitting in my lawn chair, drinking beer and watching my wife mow the lawn. The neighbor lady from across the street was so outraged that she came over and shouted at me, 'You should be hung!'

I took a drink from my can of Miller Lite, wiped the cold foam
from my lips, lifted my darkened Ray Ban sunglasses and
stared directly into the eyes of this nosy ass neighbor and
then calmly replied ..

"I am. ...That's why she cuts the grass!"

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Was this the best Obama could do? And... a little extra from me.

With so many contending to be Obama's VP, was Biden really the best that he could do?
It's not like he can tote him around on his arm like a doll and say..."isn't he just dandy" like McCain can show his Palin candy off. This guy is not all that great looking and has the ability to stick his foot in his mouth more times than I can count. If you ask me, if kinda reminds me of Bill Clinton, you know, when Hillary just couldn't shut him up.
So what did he say that was so bad?
You better believe the McCain camp picked up on the blunder. But the blunder is important.
So far Obama (nor McCain) has mentioned what will need to be cut since the govt. decided on the 700 Billion$ bailout. Democrats always fall back on taxes. Sorry to all you Democrats that don't agree with me. So maybe this will be the first cut. Instead of the $250,000 year and under tax cut, it's now $150,000 a year. Families with double income are going to get hit under this plan. If you think makine $150,000 a year is crazy money for a double earning income family, I think your wrong. My two kids alone cost me close to $20,176 a year in child care, $6000 in basic medical, $10,400 in groceries $30,000 in mortgage payments, house hold bills are $8328 a year. And about then there are all the taxes taken from our paychecks. It really does leave little left over... but I don't make $150,000 a year.
Then there are those that say... well atleast you don't make under 50, 000 a year.. I can say yes atleast our double income doesn't bring in that little. But I also say it took me working 3 jobs to put myself through college for 5.5 years and I am still paying down $18,000 worth of student loans. I am only salaried at $41,000 a year personally and my husband works on commission.
I haven't had a raise in 4 years. (most likely due to Bush). But I work my ass off for that.
I shouldn't be penalized for that.
Post two leading from post one. Want to know where I came from?
I started my early years growing up in Washington DC. My mother was a single mom who got $25 a week from my dad in child support. I remember eating peanut butter and jelly for dinner. I remember being scared walking from our car to our apartment door. I remember when my step mother was mugged right in front of the building....
I remember my father always complaining about money and how if he had money, my life wouldn't be the way it was and he would see me more and provide for me more..yada yada yada.
But I always thought in the back of my mind...why don't you work harder daddy? I don't need fancy things... just a roof and some love.
Then my mother re-married. They got into a car accident shortly after they were married and my mother almost died. A law suit payout changed our life. They were able to by a nice rancher in the country and all of a sudden my world changed. I was no longer the only white girl in class, but became best friends with the only black girl, Monica, in class. My cloths weren't high end like everyone elses, so suddenly, I wasn't fitting in b/c of what I was wearing.
Though we had a nice house, in a nice neighborhood, my parents still had to work for everything, and work hard.
What they gave up for us to have a better life... I understand that now. So I give up so my children can have a better life. They are a bit more spoiled than I was. The scars of being teased b/c of my clothing stay with me. So my kids are always dressed nice. Though now, I shop at wal-mart for my cloths.
We started out in Germantown Maryland, and the neighborhood we thought we bought into , was not what it seemed. I would see kids that should of been locked in their rooms, roaming the streets at night, pants down to the knees on boys, and skirts showing butt cheeks on the girls. Yo this and yo that. Our cars were vandalized numerous times. After Tyler was born, I had enough. I didn't want my son remembering fear from his younger years like me.
So now we live in the country. My kids have toys I never had. Clothes I never wore. My son is enrolled in pre-k that we have to pay for, my daughter stays with an in-home nanny, and Michael and I do without. There are so many things we wish we had, but I see that after we left the house, my parents are finally living life. The sacrafice pays off when your kids are happy.

If our taxes go up anymore, I don't know how we will be able to keep providing the way we do.
I think to myself, should I feel greedy b/c my kids have these things, and other children don't. It's not my fault that other children don't. The best I can do is teach my children about how others are less fortunate. Tyler and I go shopping each year for toys to put in the toys for tots boxes. He was so upset last year giving up the toy, but after explaining it, he wanted to buy more. Now he runs to the people taking up collections, he accompanies me on breast cancer walks, helps me wrap the gifts, and is not hesitant giving his toys to those less fortunate when he is done with them. He even likes to grab a sponge and clean them before giving them away, so they look shiny and new.
I get sad sometimes b/c my real father is still in 'that' place in his life. Where he feels that he can't provide material things for his grand-kids, so he shuts himself out. He lives in a trailer that is in poor condition. It angered me so much that when one bill freed up, he went out and bought a car that now replaces that $500 monthly bill. I wanted to scream, "are you stupid". But I shook my head and thought, some people never change. All I ever wanted was time. I didn't think that time cost so much... but when it comes to me and my father, time costs alot. He just doesn't know it yet.

Monday, October 27, 2008

how do you go on?

American Idol contestant, Jennifer Hudson, lost her entire family (just about) in one day. There was hope that her Nephew would be found alive, but now it looks as though that hope is gone.

How does someone commit such an unspeakable crime?Jennifer's mother, brother, and nephew were all killed in one night.

Over the weekend, emotional pleas from the family were found on every news outlet, followed by Julian's picture.
A sweet, innocent, 7 year old little boy. How scared he must have been.

The thought makes me sick.

I sit here, honestly, trying not to cry.


The power of human emotion. - The only place for Myspace icons, Orkut avatars, and profile codes

I used to question whether or not emotions were real. How can we go from one extreme to the next and think that it's normal to 'feeeel' that way?

How can one person be so totally in love with someone... and that person not be in love with them? You would think that there was some deep connection that caused someone to fall so deeply and helplessly in love with the other person, right?

So then there is the reverse. I understand hatred. But how can you loathe someone for something so ridiculous that happened 10-15 years ago? How can someone hold a grudge for that long and still get enraged talking about it?

How can someone that hasn't seen a person in 10 years, still feel 'love' . Or have a dream and wake up feeling sad it was just a dream?

Can you be in love with two people at the same time?

Then there is mother/child/ father/child love? That is crazy love... I would step over anyone for my children.

Then there are feelings of 'like' and 'fondness'...

and Sadness.... why cry?... does it help? but we cry.. and boy oh boy when I am I cry.
Sometimes I scream in my pillow I am so upset/hurt.

And there is always grief. We have all experienced grief.

you go on a myspace page and there are more than 50 way's to describe how you are feeling for the day/ your mood...

Where does this post come from? just a dream I had.

Friday, October 24, 2008

for my listening pleasure

While I sit here, all alone, in my office, with no one working but me.... for my listening pleasure, I play it loud...and I gets shit done. Lawdy I hate working late on Friday's. (turn your volume down if you don't want to be assulted...or you could just jam with me

(took the player away so it didn't play over and over and's Monday now, and work sucks)

It's Friday

All I want to do is sleep

But here I am, at work. Dropped my daughter off this morning and it broke my heart to see my snuggles given away to her nanny. Those were my snuggles. I want them back!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

I started building my bunker!

Mark my words," the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. "It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."

"I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate," Biden said to Emerald City supporters, mentioning the Middle East and Russia as possibilities. "And he's gonna need help. And the kind of help he's gonna need is, he's gonna need you - not financially to help him - we're gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it's not gonna be apparent initially, it's not gonna be apparent that we're right."

Come on Biden....WTF??? I just pootied in my pants.... way to make the American people feel safe and secure.

Gird your loins,(I think my husband has those)" Biden told the crowd. "We're gonna win with your help, God willing, we're gonna win, but this is not gonna be an easy ride. This president, the next president, is gonna be left with the most significant task. It's like cleaning the Augean stables, man. This is more than just, this is more than – think about it, literally, think about it – this is more than just (this is more than just...just... just) a capital crisis, this is more than just markets. This is a systemic problem we have with this economy."

yeah you think I made a typo didn't you...nope, that is word for word....hold on...don't leave me yet!!!

"I've forgotten more about foreign policy than most of my colleagues know, so I'm not being falsely humble with you. (crickets chirping now) I think I can be value added, but this guy has it," the Senate Foreign Relations chairman said of Obama. "This guy has it. But he's gonna need your help. Because I promise you, you all are gonna be sitting here a year from now going, 'Oh my God, why are they there in the polls? Why is the polling so down? Why is this thing so tough?' We're gonna have to make some incredibly tough decisions in the first two years. So I'm asking you now, I'm asking you now, be prepared to stick with us. Remember the faith you had at this point because you're going to have to reinforce us."

"There are gonna be a lot of you who want to go, 'Whoa, wait a minute, yo, whoa, whoa, I don't know about that decision'," Biden continued. "Because if you think the decision is sound when they're made, which I believe you will when they're made, they're not likely to be as popular as they are sound. Because if they're popular, they're probably not sound."
( Or the sound of crickets chirping)

Whoa, wait a minute, yo!! yo yo yo! Wait a that sound, or was that a sound of popular, I mean a popular sound, aw shit yo, I am popularly sound, I think..wait...say that again....Yo.

Dear Readers
Now folks, I have been swaying in the wind lately, even kinda thought I might vote for Obama, then McCain, then Obama, then McCain, and realized that the Vice Presidents are the one's I am really looking at this time. And honestly, I didn't understand a F***ing word of that from Biden.

What are we getting ourselves into?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Obama "shares the wealth"


Are Obama's ideas of "Sharing the Wealth" ... socialist?

Let's look at this a bit.

Socialism is defined "social and economic doctrine that calls for public rather than private ownership or control of property and natural resources. According to the socialist view, individuals do not live or work in isolation but live in cooperation with one another. Furthermore, everything that people produce is in some sense a social product, and everyone who contributes to the production of a good is entitled to a share in it. Society as a whole, therefore, should own or at least control property for the benefit of all its members."

So are McCains statements entirely true? I think it's middle ground, as much as anything else is in this campaign. That is what pisses me off so much, everything is so middle and there is no clear definition on either side as to where each stands. Too much is left up to compromising (or flip flop)

I am not for over taxing the poor, and I am not for over taxing the rich. I don't think that $250,000 is rich either. Not when you are taxed higher, have to provide insurance for every employee, taxed on self employment, taxed on goods still in stock, then taxed on the things you buy, places you live...ect. tax tax tax.

why can't everyone be taxed equally? would we generate the same income?
Maybe that is a niave thought...or ignorant. I will leave that up to you to correct me.

lets have a discussion this time folks... I know you are here b/c my 12,000 hits on my hidden tracker say so.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pumpkin symbol marks sex offenders' homes

Maryland has passed it that Sex Offenders must post this sign outside their house on Halloween.

To me (my opinion), I think it's too lenient. Why should the sign look like any other?

I like the judge in Kansas that ordered a sex offender to post this sign. He had to have one on his car and his house. The guy of course said that he thought the punishment was too severe, but what about what the children he molested are going to suffer with for the rest of their lives? Don't they deserve some assurance that this offender won't re-offend, and don't the people in his neighborhood deserve to know who is living next to them. I think the moment he committed the crime, he gave up his rights to live in peace.

I like New York, where the police will knock on your door and tell you that a sex offender has just moved in, They aren't allowed to live with family members or friends that have children, they aren't allowed to live with in a quarter mile of a school, and everything is posted on the net with the details of their crimes. But where do they go, they go to Coram, that creepy town in Long Island that has 45 high-risk registered sex offenders in the town, 17 on the same block and 7 in the same house. So I say put out a sign. And in the case of Coram...a BIG one!

Shit I would say, tattoo their arms....but to me.. I think that there is no rehabilitation for sex offenders. I think that sex offenders should get life in prison. I'm not saying that the 18 year old that got convicted of statutory rape of his 17 year old girl friend should (some of those laws need to be re-visited). I am saying that people who molest young children, rape, torture, people who rape women (& men) you get my drift, should go to prison with no possibility of parole. I would be willing to pay a little more in my taxes if it assured my children were safe(r)

Don't know how many live near you? Go to The National Registry of Sex Offenders

you might be surprised by the result.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Dear Doctor

So this is post 500. 500 and I wish I had something better to write about.

But instead I am feeling like a victim today. Or should I say my son, Tyler, was the victim today.
He had to get his shots, and like his mother he is a bit scared of shots.

I have learned to be a big girl now. After Tyler recieved so many shots his first hours of life, IV's and such, then in his first year had two major surgeries. I had no rights to complain.
I suffered through numerous amounts of shots when pregnant with Emma, and thank God for every one because I have been blessed with a perfect little girl.

But today, even I was scared by the mean nurse that had cared for my son. The taunting voice and the mean threats, and to add to it all, she left a hand print, bruised on my childs arm, from holding him so tightly.

And it was not the first time.

So here is my letter. (if you want to read it)

Dear Doctor (follow the link)

Sunday, October 12, 2008 that kind...

So I was on today looking for a new vacum...
and found this one (Doc Johnson One armed Bandit)

not quite what I had in mind...especially not on overstock.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

This is like what the F***? And it needs to be dealt with NOW

Over the Hump Day Humor

Congress introduces the new dollar bill to go along with their Bailout.
$700 Billion One Dollar Bills that look like this:

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Presidential Debate: Drinking Game

Everytime they say one of the words on the drink (good'll need it)
-Let me be clear
-As I said before
-My Friends
-White House
-My Opponent
-My Fellow Americans
-Country First
-What I Would Do...
-Straight Talk
-Going To THe Poll
-Wall Street To Main Street
-Fundamental (Ellie's Favorite)

And When McCain says Horseshit again... down the bottle!

ummm yeah.. this is in my book of Wrong

HOMELESS 'DRIVEN' TO VOTE OBAMA (click headline for article)


"CLEVELAND - Volunteers supporting Barack Obama picked up hundreds of people at homeless shelters, soup kitchens and drug-rehab centers and drove them to a polling place yesterday on the last day that Ohioans could register and vote on the same day, almost no questions asked...."

"Early today, Stadlin's van picked up William Woods, 59, at the soup kitchen of the Bishop Cosgrove Center."I never voted before," Woods said, because of a felony conviction that previously barred him from the polls. "Without this service, I would have had no way to get here."

Am I missing something here? I can understand drumming up voters and all, but picking up the homeless and shuffling them to the voting polls b/c you can register the same day as you can vote without any background verification in Ohio, seems a bit wrong and desparate.

Yes I know that the homeless still have a right to vote, and that is not what I am saying. But I have a problem b/c they are taking advantage of the Ohio laws which might lead to higher fraud in the voting process. Hasn't this been a problem in the past?

3.5 million people are homeless in the United States. I wonder, will voting help them? Or are they going to be used as pawns of the process. I guess it would be illegal to promise them a meal if they vote.

Just something about it doesn't sit well for me.