Monthly Archives: March 2011

Congress has nothing more important to do than babysit Americans. Budget? What Budget?

Don’t get me started on the overuse of anti-bacterial products. As a nurse, I’ve seen what happens in the disease world with the exuberant usage of this stuff and it’s all bad.

But on the other hand, doesn’t this congress have better things to concentrate on than this?  They want to take these products offf the market because it has an ingredient that might, someday, perhaps, cause some kind of health problem? No one has any evidence that it will, but by God, it MIGHT and we’re gonna be one step ahead of it! Triclosan is the bad ingredient they are after.

FDA testing so far, has shown no reason to ban it… but who knows what they’ll find in the future! So Markey and Slaughter are moving to ban this stuff from the market place because there’s always a chance that we will die from the overuse of hand gel cleansers and wipes… someday, in the future.

They are so off the mark it’s not even funny. Yep, people do die from the overuse of this stuff but it’s not the ingredients that kill them — it’s the bugs that have developed since we’ve become TOO clean, that are doing it. And you’ve all heard and read about these superbugs so I’m not going into that. We have adverstisers telling us that we have buy everything from antibacterial toys to douches, because we have to be CLEANER. And just try to find a soap that’s NOT antibacterial! That’s nearly impossible.

Plain old soap, bleach and common sense cleanliness is all anyone needs to do in their normal daily lives. These other products have a place in our lives, but their overuse has caused us more problems than I bet has been prevented.

But I digress and got off on the soapbox (pardon the pun) that I wasn’t going to go off on.

People have the right to buy whatever they want to buy. And if they want to buy this stuff – then let them. This nanny government is making everyone’s life miserable. I can so relate to Rand Paul’s rant over his toliets. We have 3 of them just like what he’s complained about. I hate these new curly fry lightbulbs! They don’t come on immediately like the old fashioned ones and they are made in CHINA, which really chaps my ass, plus you’re supposed to have a hazmat team to discard them!

These stupid democrats couldn’t create a budget last year, but they have time to worry about some obscure chemical that no one has any proof will hurt anyone. This is called justifying your job, because there’s no other reason for wasting time on this.


Obama is awesome — lol love these quys!

H/t to my best friend in GA:

Klavan on the Culture take 2

We had a responsibility to act… SO???

According to who? And why?

Why do we have a responsibility to act in Libya and not in Syria? Why do we have a responsibility to act at all, in the Middle East (short of helping our only real ally, Israel)?

Oh, I remember now – we need the oil. Our allies need the oil. Where are all those anti-war protestors that screamed “no blood for oil” during the Bush years? What’s happened to the stupid Cindy Sheehan?

Okay, now this conservative is screaming it: No blood for oil! Bring our soldiers home!

I could NOT care less about muslims killing muslims. And I don’t want our soldiers sacrificed to protect them from each other. When they are done killing each other, they’ll be back to killing us.

This Libya thing is about civil war – a power struggle – and oil.

If we are arming ONE Al Qaeda member, that’s one too many. If we are aiding one, it’s one too many. None of us have forgotten who attacked us on 9/11. I’m sure there are a lot of liberals in this country who have, including it seems, TheOne, but the majority of us, regular Americans, have not forgotten.

The Libyans are  tribes, who mostly still live in a stone age with cell phones and modern weapons. They don’t care about or understand western democracy. They aren’t fighting for “freedom.” Who’s kidding who? They are fighting for power and control. And the ones who win (most likely it will be Al Qaeda) won’t be our pals. They’ll be very rich – oil rich – enemies.

Wake up, America! they won’t like us any better than they did on 9/11 or 2 days ago. A no-fly zone and air cover is not going to change that and the president just can’t seem to “get it.” They may have the same color politics – Obama and the muslims – but that’s where it ends.

And while we’re on the subject of a “responsibility to act” – what about the Christians in Ethiopia who recently were terrorized, killed and had their churches burned down? What about the Christians in Afghanistan who are being terrorized and killed? What about the outrage for a family in Israel that was murdered in their sleep?


So now our soldiers are mercenaries.

It is tempting and certainly very easy to point out that Obama’s war (or Obama’s “kinetic military action,” or “time-limited, scope-limited military action,” or whatever the latest ever more preposterous evasion is) is at odds with everything candidate Obama said about U.S. military action before his election. And certainly every attempt the president makes to explain his Libyan adventure is either cringe-makingly stupid (“I’m accustomed to this contradiction of being both a commander-in-chief but also somebody who aspires to peace”) or alarmingly revealing of a very peculiar worldview:

“That’s why building this international coalition has been so important,” he said the other day. “It is our military that is being volunteered by others to carry out missions that are important not only to us, but are important internationally.” [emphasis mine] Mark Steyn

You read that right, boys and girls. Our military is “being volunteered by others to carry out missions.” What does the mean exactly? Our soldiers are conscripted by other governments, NATO and/or the UN for service – on their whim? And our soldiers serve under foreign commanders?

This is really mind boggling. I’m not sure too many have picked up on this statement. But the ramifications are staggering.

He’s wiling to sacrifice our soldiers for use by foreign powers. They call soldiers who do that, mercenaries.

Does anyone, NOW, have any question about this man’s world view?

The Coming of the end – and the 12th Imam. I’ve been waiting to see this:

It will probably be on Glenn Beck today or this week sometime.

We have good reason to be afraid. These people not only believe in the second coming of their Messiah, but they plan to do what they can to speed up his coming, including destroying Israel and Jerusalem. They are willing to die to make it happen.

Stay on long enough and it’s translated into English.

By the way, keep your eyes open near the end for Pelosi, Obama, Bush and others giving the horned hand sign. I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen a picture of any of them doing that — it’s kinda funny if it weren’t so terrifying.

Read more here:

The Coming and why the left doesn’t understand Iran

A Time to Betry

Iranian Video says the Madhi is near

I think it’s time we, as Americans,  find God again. These people are scary serious.

Giving aid to the enemy: Isn’t it an impeachable offense?

Is the Obama regime aiding the enemy in Libya? From these accounts, here and here,  it seems to be true.

If we are arming jihadists in Libya,  jihadists who took up arms against America in Afghanistan and Iraq, in my view, that constitutes treason. At this point, we have no reason to believe that these rebels are really democracy loving locals and every reason to believe that they are not.

According to the lastest reports, this regime is sending our soldiers in to provide arms and air coverage to protect the very men who tried to kill them just a few short years ago. Aren’t the joint chiefs aware of this? Is anyone, besides the average American, even questioning the accuracy of these reports?

Denis Kucinich is the only congressman who’s even mentioned the “I” word and not in relation to this. In his attempt to wrap himself up as a Constitution loving American  – “Whether you like President Obama or not is not the question. The question is: if you like the Constitution more” – he calls for the defunding of the Libyan action. I’d say that’s a little too little and a little too late, since the action’s been taken already. And Kucinich is cautiously using the “I” word in relation to Obama taking action without consulting congress first, not regarding providing “aid and comfort to the enemy.”

I’m hoping that congress will call for investigations into this. I can’t really imagine how our soldiers will feel if this is true. And if there are officials in the Pentagon who are aware and not questioning or who are aware and know this to be untrue, they need a forum in order to speak up.

Our transparent government, locking reporters in closets

I have to wonder if anyone is going to have to answer for this or if the media will remain silent and accept this kind of treatment. Be sure and go to Drudge and check out the picture of this pool reporters confinement quarters. This really is unacceptable but expected from the democrats.

From the Drudge Report:

Staffers with Vice President Joe Biden confined an Orlando Sentinel reporter in a closet this week to keep him from mingling with high-powered guests gathered for a Democratic fundraiser.

Reporter Scott Powers was the designated “pool reporter” for the vice president’s Wednesday visit to the massive Winter Park, Fla., home of developer and philanthropist Alan Ginsburg. The veep hadn’t arrived yet but most of the 150 guests (minimum $500 donation) had. They were busy noshing on caprese crostini with oven-dried mozzarella and basil, rosemary flatbread with grapes honey and gorgonzola cheese and bacon deviled eggs, before a lunch of grilled chicken Caesar and garden vegetable wraps.

Not so for Powers. A “low-level staffer” put Powers in a storage closet and then stood guard outside the door, Powers told the DRUDGE REPORT. “When I’d stick my head out, they’d say, ‘Not yet. We’ll let you know when you can come out.'”

And no crustini for Powers, either. He made do with a bottle of water to sip as he sat at a tiny makeshift desk, right next to a bag marked “consignment.” Powers was closeted at about 11:30 a.m., held for about an hour and 15 minutes, came out for 35 minutes of remarks by Biden and Sen. Bill Nelson, Florida Democrat, and then returned to his jail for the remainder of the event.

Powers’ phone didn’t work in the closet, but his Blackberry did, so he fired a picture of his impromptu prison to his editors, who posted a short blog item on the lack of freedom of the press under the veep’s control.

Powers didn’t mention his confinement in either of his pool reports that day, saying only that “press coverage was limited to a single pool reporter, filing on behalf of all local media, who was allowed to listen to the remarks but not given an opportunity to talk with anyone at the event.”

On Friday, Powers said, the home’s owner called him. “He said he had no idea they’d put me in a closet and was very sorry. He said he was just following their lead and was extremely embarrassed by the whole thing.”

A one woman anti-tax crusade

I quit smoking 4 days ago. I don’t want any kudos for that. It means nothing to anyone but me and my family. And this may not work. They say most people quit numerous times before they finally make it stick.

I tried a couple weeks ago and it didn’t work. I used the patch and the gum and they worked for a short time but when the directions say “don’t smoke with the patch on” they have good reason to say that. The patch stopped working for me after a few days. The gum is pretty worthless, too. Or let me say it’s as worthwhile as chewing any gum would be when you are trying to quit.

In 2006 when my brain tumor was found, everyone told me to quit smoking, like that would extend my life or something. My tumor is a chromosomal thing- it has nothing to do with whether I smoke or not.  So I decided that I’d smoke if I wanted to and leave me the hell alone about it. I’m sure not going to die from lung cancer.

Over the last year, I’ve been talking myself into quitting. That’s no easy task when you really enjoy smoking. You have to WANT  to quit for it to work and up until recently, I really didn’t want to quit. I enjoy a cigarette, especially after I eat. And I could find no good reason to quit, either, aside from the rising costs.

But I found a theme that works for me.

Some cigarettes cost nearly $8/pack (where I live) and a lot of that goes to taxes. A lot. Why should I pay anymore in taxes to this inept government? And I buy my cigarettes on the Indian Reservation where they are reeeealy cheap. I wish all smokers could either grow their own tobacco or just quit like me. If they stopped getting cigarette tax dollars, what the hell would they do? Oh… find something else to tax, I’m sure.

But, I’m making my little statement. If I can avoid paying taxes on just ONE thing, if I can screw this government in just ONE small way… it’s worth it!


For anyone who wants to know what has worked for me: I spent the money and bought the electronic cigarettes, like Rush uses.  ( They’ve worked better than anything I’ve tried. The patch works pretty well, as long as you follow the directions and not do what I did – do not smoke while you wear them.  Hard candy (like root beer barrels), suckers and any kind of gum, is helpful.

And as an aside: I know lots of people who used Chantix with good results. I can’t use it, however because of my brain tumor.


Quote of the day – Michael Barone

One of the thousands of vacant, run down buildings in Detroit.

The Washington Examiner’s Michael Barone writes: “When people ask me why I moved from being a liberal to being a conservative, my single-word answer is Detroit. The liberal policies which I hoped would make Detroit something like heaven have made it instead something more like hell.” The Heritage Foundation/Morning Bell