What Happens If Obama Loses???? (We’re Blaming You Mom and Dad!)

Here’s a little ditty that lays it all out for you.  Enjoy!  (Are we being punked by this video?)

For those of you who can’t bear to watch the video, here are the lyrics:

Imagine an America
Where strip mines are fun and free
Where gays can be fixed
And sick people just die
And oil fills the sea

We don’t have to pay for freeways!
Our schools are good enough
Give us endless wars
On foreign shores
And lots of Chinese stuff

We’re the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And we’re kinda blaming you

We haven’t killed all the polar bears
But it’s not for lack of trying
Big Bird is sacked
The Earth is cracked
And the atmosphere is frying

Congress went home early
They did their best we know
You can’t cut spending
With elections pending
Unless it’s welfare dough

We’re the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And we’re kinda blaming you

Find a park that is still open
And take a breath of poison air
They foreclosed your place
To build a weapon in space
But you can write off your au pair

It’s a little awkward to tell you
But you left us holding the bag
When we look around
The place is all dumbed down
And the long term’s kind of a drag

We’re the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And yeah, we’re blaming you

You did your best
You failed the test

Mom and Dad
We’re blaming you!

12/23/12 Uupdate:  This video has disappeared entirely from the internet.  I cannot find the video footage anywhere now.  The ad was  an independent project by  Silverstein & Partners founders Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein. It was unrelated to the agency’s work.  It was a personal agenda piece.  These are the same people who brought you the “got milk” campaign and many other well known national ad campaigns.


What Happens If The Election is a Tie??

Think a Romney-Biden administration can’t happen??

Think again!

Here are some outcome scenarios you may not have given a thought to…


VOLT (Rhymes With Dolt)

I like to think of the Chevy Volt as one of the clearest examples of what is wrong with the Obama presidency.  In order to pay for this car that very few people want, Obama has put the taxpayer on the hook no less than four times for this unpopular vehicle.  Here’s how:

1)  Obama gave the company LG Chem $150 million of your and my money in the form of a GRANT (read “free to them”) to manufacture the batteries for the Volt.  Seriously, you have to read THIS about what an abject failure the plant is because of lack of demand for the Volt.

2)  It costs, what, a million bucks (hyperbole, folks, hyperbole) to built one of those toaster ovens?  They are being sold and leased tremendously under cost (sold at a little over half the cost of what it costs to manufacture it, leased at outrageously low cost), each one at a huge loss to GM.  The loss (negative profit) created on each of these vehicles is then spread out over the purchase price of the other vehicles that most people actually WANT to buy.  Not only is the cost of their new vehicle now more than it would have been, they have to pay more taxes on the increased cost of the vehicle.  HERE is a nice article dissecting the math for us…

3)  The Pentagon is buying the Volt to prop up the miserable sales.  I’m sure they’re being forced to in an effort to green up the military, as well as to help the Volt not look like the taxpayer funded Obama debacle that it is.  Does it come in camouflage?  Where does the Pentagon’s money come from?  Yes, dear fellow taxpayer…from your wallet.

4)  When purchased, the Volt comes with a $7,500 tax credit!  Money taken right out of the treasury in order to bribe someone to buy a car that is worth twice what they are going to pay for it.  ARGHHHH!!!

And there’s still the matter of the bailout that GM received from We The People.  Technically they have paid back the bailout money, as was outlined in the agreement.  But even though they have met the terms of the agreement, the stock that was used to pay a large amount of the bailout money back isn’t worth enough to equal the money given to them.  So technically, the Volt has cost us FOUR times at least.  You can read about that HERE.

I think that if I thought about it long enough, I could come up with half a dozen less direct ways this car costs us, but I will stop at four/five.

In whose universe is this good policy and a good way to spend our hard earned tax dollars (rhetorical non-question).  For shame.


FORWARD With Obama…

For those who don’t think Obama is steering this nation straight into socialism (on onto the path toward communism), you might want to take another look at what he has already accomplished.

In his own words…

For those who think “he doesn’t know what he’s doing”, you are wrong.  He knows EXACTLY what he is doing.  Stop calling him an idiot.  He’s brilliant.  He is calculating and manipulative, and a masterful truth twister.  And he’s a shameless liar.

He is NOT a failed president!!!!  As president, he has made great strides towards his goal…his goal being to fundamentally change America.  He has been greatly successful in his promise to do this!  He’s doing EXACTLY what he was voted in to do…he is implementing his agenda by every means possible.

The question is not “is Obama good for America?”.  Because if you believe in what Obama is doing then of course, you believe he is.  And if you are that person, this is not a plea to your sensibilities.  You think he’s awesome and doing great things.  And you’re smart and have thought it through and know what it is that you want.  I get that.  This post is for those who maybe aren’t so sure.  The question for those people is this…is this REALLY what you want for America?  If it is, vote for the guy and enjoy what he’s gonna do to you.  Not FOR you, because SOCIALISM and communism DO NOT WORK…and in the end, the ones in charge politically are the only ones who “succeed”…because they, like everyone else don’t have their own success, but unlike you, they have YOURS.  That is what the “shared success” we keep hearing about truly is.  You share your success with those in charge and their protégés, and with those in their lines of patronage.

If you believe that life isn’t fair, join the club.  It’s not.  But do you really think that it’s not YOUR job to help level the playing field?  It is, you know. It’s YOUR job and it’s MY job to rescue orphans and to feed the hungry and to care for widows.  It’s the responsibility of INDIVIDUALS to help each other.  Is that a responsibility you want to abdicate even more to the government and to bureaucrats?

If you have a little nagging voice in the back of your head that makes you question if you made, and continue to make, the right decision in supporting Obama, I think you need to listen to that little voice.  If you think at all that maybe he’s bringing something to America that isn’t at all what America is about, you need to listen to that voice.  Later, if you decide that what he’s all about is what you truly want, you can move things in that direction.  But once Obama gets a second term, it will be nearly impossible to return to what America once was.  Do you want America changed fundamentally even more?  Do you want an Obama who will have even “more flexibility” in doing what he wants in a second term???  He wants you to go forward with him, because he knows, he KNOWS, that if you do, there won’t be any going back.

Are you ready for that? Are you REALLY???

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Oh My Gosh, This Works!!!

Spot the difference


FACT CHECK SHAME

File this under “why you should do your own fact checking”.

I saw some snarky tweet about Romney’s yacht flying the Cayman Islands flag.  The media (Brian Ross of ABC) jumped right on that Richie-Rich-tax-dodging-off-shore-bank-account-money-hiding-flag-flying yacht in a desperate attempt to make Romney look bad on many fronts.

So, because I rarely believe something I read when I read it somewhere for the first time, and because Brian Ross has proven himself to be a maker-up-of-stuff, I got to fact checking.  It took me about 22 seconds to determine two things…

1)  The flag being flown from the yacht is the Bermuda flag, not the Cayman Islands flag

and

2)  The yacht doesn’t belong to Romney.

What makes the original lie, and the passed on lie as well, all the more terrible, is the kinds of corrections and retractions which have since taken place.  Instead of saying “Good grief, we were so wrong” and apologizing for a lack of journalistic ethics, most put up some sort of “it was fake, but it could easily have been true” apology.  Wow, getting tired of the “fake but true” defense.  I don’t even care all that much for Romney, but c’mon!!!


First World Problem

For anyone who has traveled and spent any amount of time in underdeveloped (third world) countries, the concept of “first world problem” is not an unfamiliar one.  First world problems are ones that either simply don’t occur in the third world, or aren’t something you would put in the “problem” category due to the rather unimportant nature of them in the big picture.

Yesterday my friend Krista posted this status update on facebook:

”  first world problem: I have cookie crumbs in my papercut. 😦  “

I laughed.

I spent the summer a number of years ago with Krista in the bush in Zambia on a mission trip.  Her duffel bag with everything she would need for the summer didn’t get to Zambia with her.  She spent the entire summer using other people’s stuff and wearing their clothes.  And she never complained, not once.   She was a trooper.  Having nothing?  A third world problem.  But hey, in the first world, a paper cut can sting when it gets cookie crumbs in it!

This morning in my inbox there was an e-mail from a company called “Fab”.  They sell all kinds of really cool and mostly totally unnecessary stuff.  Today a link to some very fun looking brightly colored small kitchen appliances caught my eye.  I would love to own a number of them if only I had room for them in my kitchen (first world problem).  And then I saw it.  A mini s’mores maker.

Really???  Is that a solution to a first world problem or what??

Or does it just take all the fun out of s’mores?


gümüş örümcek

Three web searches for gümüş örümcek brought people to my blog today so far.

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Unpaid Product Endorsement – Zenni Optical

Today I met up with a friend who was wearing the cutest pair of glasses.  With shipping, they cost her like 15 bucks. That’s PRESCRIPTION glasses folks!  for 15 dollars!!!

I don’t normally do UPE’s for things I haven’t tried myself, but I don’t wear glasses, and I saw hers in real life, so close enough!

Zenni Optical!  CLICK HERE to check out the Zenni Optical website!

Go get ’em!


The Help

The other day I took my ten year old nephew to a local water park.  This kid strikes up conversations with pretty much everyone.  It’s very cute.  We were standing in line bouncing our big clear plastic inner tubes and I heard him engage himself in the conversation of the boys in front of us by asking “What is the help?”.  One of the boys, who probably was only 11 or 12 explained that it was a move (and a book) about black maids in the 1950’s.  “Have you studied Martin Luther King in school yet?  It’s about that time in our country when there was segregation.  The movie is really great.  You should watch it.”

Yeah, little boys who are lovin’ “The Help” and talkin’ about it at the water park on any given day of the week.  🙂


Cease and Desist

Listen, I know who you are and what you are doing.  Kindly cease and desist.  Get a grip on yourself and grow up.  Get help.  


Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit!!

“Dear Lord,
Give me a few friends
who will love me for what I am,
and keep ever burning
before my vagrant steps
the kindly light of hope…
And though I come not within sight
of the castle of my dreams,
teach me to be thankful for life,
and for time’s olden memories
that are good and sweet.
And may the evening’s twilight
find me gentle still.”

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!


Wait, What?

I recently received a letter from my insurance company.  Kind of a head scratcher, actually.  I opted out of maternity/pregnancy coverage as I wasn’t going to be needing it, and opting out saved me some money.  But now, it’s been added at no extra cost as a result of the changes (I can only assume) brought about by Obamacare.  Here’s a paragraph taken from the letter.

Colorado law recently changed, requiring individual health insurance carriers to cover the medically
necessary expenses of pregnancy, childbirth and maternity the same as treatment of covered illness or
injury. This applies to all major medical individual insurance policies in Colorado issued or renewed
on or after ]anuary 1,2011, regardless of the policyholder’s gender or age.

Yeah, you read that correctly.  We don’t have to pass it to find out what’s in there, we just have to wait until we get letters like this from our health insurance companies.


Wait, What?

I know, it looks like I have posted the exact same thing twice, however, I didn’t, well, I did, but not really.  I posted this one first, but somehow the URL got mixed up with a previous post (how on earth can that happen?) name “Huh?”.  I am leaving this here so that I work on trying to figure out what happened.  In the meantime, I reposted the content so that I could get a correct URL for linking purposes….

 

I recently received a letter from my insurance company.  Kind of a head scratcher, actually.  I opted out of maternity/pregnancy coverage as I wasn’t going to be needing it, and opting out saved me some money.  But now, it’s been added at no extra cost as a result of the changes (I can only assume) brought about by Obamacare.  Here’s a paragraph taken from the letter.

Colorado law recently changed, requiring individual health insurance carriers to cover the medically
necessary expenses of pregnancy, childbirth and maternity the same as treatment of covered illness or
injury. This applies to all major medical individual insurance policies in Colorado issued or renewed
on or after ]anuary 1,2011, regardless of the policyholder’s gender or age.

Yeah, you read that correctly.  We don’t have to pass it to find out what’s in there, we just have to wait until we get letters like this from our health insurance companies.


My Little Sister Cracks Me Up…

I recently posted on my facebook page that there was a news report concerning a missing 23 year-old woman.  There was extra concern in this case because (as it was reported) she was “developmentally disabled, having the mental capacity of a teenager”.

Ya know, I made some stupid decisions when I was a teenager, but I don’t exactly consider teenagers in general to be developmentally disabled.

Apparently neither did my sister, Liz, whose space bar on her phone is malfunctioning, and who wrote:

“ThatMeansShe’llBeFine…..

SheKnowsEverything….

AndCanAffordAnything…..”

Like I said, my little sister cracks me up!

(From what I hear, the missing woman was located.)


Why I Didn’t Answer The Door

About 20 years ago, I returned home from my noon to midnight shift at a hospital emergency room.  It was close to 1:00 in the morning.  I parked my car behind the rear unit of the tri-plex in which I lived.  The back door and front door were both on the same side of the house, about 25 feet apart.  It was a very dark night.  I had not left my porch light, which actually was pretty much my custom until this night.  But even in the near pitch darkness, I could still see something on my front porch, and that something looked an awful lot like a dead body.

I quickly let myself in the back door as I didn’t have a good feeling about “this”.

I switched on the front porch light and peeked out the small peep door in the front door.  Sure enough, there was a “dead guy” on my porch!  But I was suspicious.  I grabbed the phone and called 911.  I hollered out the peep hole to the dead guy that I had called for help for him if he was the one needing it, and for me, if I was the one needing it.  My landlord was a cop whose mother lived in the front unit, so let’s just say this…the response time was like lightening.  Despite that, once I informed the dead guy that help was on the way, I heard him get up and bolt away down the front path.  The police showed up just moments later.

And they told me it was a good thing I hadn’t gone right to him to see if he needed help, because there’d been a series of crimes against health care workers recently…seems we have this desire to want to help people that sometimes causes us to make decisions that might not be the smartest when it comes to our own safety.  This guy would pretend to be having a medical emergency on the porches of female healthcare workers in order to lure them into “helping” him.  He would apparently scope out potential victims who worked odd shifts and returned in the wee hours.

Fortunately I am worst case scenario girl, or I could have been one of his victims.

So, whoever it was who rang my doorbell at 1:00 THIS morning, that is one reason why I didn’t answer the door.

The other reason is that I have a friend who has a totally cray cray stalker who has been escalating their stalker activities, and I have fallen into the circle of destruction.  I don’t know if they know where I live, but I am not taking any undue chances.

No way I was gonna answer that door.


Hacked

My e-mail account was recently hacked.

Got that mess cleaned up, I think.

Didn’t remember that I have my blog set up so that I can post via e-mail…so my blog was e-mailed the offending e-mail as a post.

Sorry to anyone who thought it was legit and clicked on the link.

Thanks Wonderlandhwy for the heads up!


Happy Winter!

Today marks the first day of winter.

In celebration of that, I bring you (again, not my first time!) the song that makes me all warm inside about winter…

John Denver’s “Aspenglow”

Update 7/27/2012:  Unfortunately the lovely version I originally linked to went away when the YouTube account it was posted on was removed.  The previous version had great pictures of Aspen.  This one has great pics, too, just not of Aspen.


My Fellow Americans…You Are the 8%…Probably Even the 1%

If you have money in the bank, money in your wallet, and loose change lying around your house, you are richer than 92% of the world.

I wonder just how many of the “99%”ers are in fact, 8%ers…

The following is by an anonymous author (with numbers which are only approximate) and has been widely quoted for many years.  Does it put things into a different perspective???

If we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following. There would be:
57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south
8 would be Africans
52 would be female
48 would be male
70 would be non-white
30 would be white
70 would be non-Christian
30 would be Christian
6 people would possess 59% of the entire world’s wealth and all 6 would
be from the United States.
80 would live in substandard housing
70 would be unable to read
50 would suffer from malnutrition
ONE would be near death; ONE would be near birth
ONE would have a college education
ONE would own a computer.

When you consider our world from such a compressed perspective, are you among the fortunate?  I certainly am!

And….

If you woke up this morning
with more health than illness,
you are more blessed than the
million who won’t survive the week.

If you have never experienced
the danger of battle,
the loneliness of imprisonment,
the agony of torture or
the pangs of starvation,
you are ahead of 20 million people
around the world.

If you attend a church meeting
without fear of harassment,
arrest, torture, or death,
you are more blessed than almost
three billion people in the world.

If you have food in your refrigerator,
clothes on your back, a roof over
your head and a place to sleep,
you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank,
in your wallet, and spare change
in a dish someplace, you are among
the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.

If your parents are still married and alive,
you are very rare,
especially in the United States.

If you can read this message,
you are more blessed than over
two billion people in the world
that cannot read anything at all.

So if the world is reduced to 100 people, and only one has a college education, and only one owns a computer, then a whole lot of people who didn’t think they were, are actually in the 1%…


Arrest Him, or Institutionalize Him, Please!

I have had it with Alec Baldwin.  He’s either one of the world’s biggest jerks, or he’s severely mentally ill…but he’s most probably both.

All the latest headlines surrounding Baldwin’s being kicked off an American Airlines flight state the reason for his ejection was that he refused to stop playing Words With Friends on his cell phone.  Not exactly so.  It seems Mr. Baldwin did a little bit more than refuse to turn off his cell phone.  The headlines make it sound like he kept his phone on 15 seconds too long and was forced to leave the plane.  He is acting like a spoiled brat, a petulant child.  This is NOT his first run-in with being the world’s biggest jerk.  Ever heard the message he left for his 11 year old daughter on her phone?  Yeah, really classy and fatherly, Alec…call your little girl a “thoughtless little pig”.  Nice.  There’s a lot more to his deranged tirade blasted at her, but the language isn’t exactly suitable for my blog.  Suffice it to say, he was foul.  Eleven years old.  Good grief.  But I digressed.  Back to his latest deranged behavior….

Sure, all the data and studies show that cell phone usage does NOT interfere with the workings of an aircraft and will not cause it to crash or anything like that.  But the fact remains, it’s the rule that electronic devices need to be shut off during takeoff and landing, and limited in their usage while in flight.  Plus, the flight attendants are the BOSSES of the plane and keep you ALIVE in case of an emergency and when they tell you to do, or not do, something, you do it, or stop doing it.  That’s just how it goes.

Here is the American Airlines comment from their facebook page on just how classy a guy Alec is:

Since an extremely vocal customer has publicly identified himself as being removed from an American Airlines flight on Tuesday, Dec. 6, we have elected to provide the actual facts of the matter as well as the FAA regulations which American, and all airlines, must enforce. Cell phones and electronic devices are allowed to be used while the aircraft is at the gate and the door is open for boarding. This passenger declined to turn off his cell phone when asked to do so at the appropriate time. The passenger ultimately stood up (with the seat belt light still on for departure) and took his phone into the plane’s lavatory. He slammed the lavatory door so hard, the cockpit crew heard it and became alarmed, even with the cockpit door closed and locked. They immediately contacted the cabin crew to check on the situation. The passenger was extremely rude to the crew, calling them inappropriate names and using offensive language. Given the facts above, the passenger was removed from the flight and denied boarding.

If *I*, and likely you, had acted in such a manner, we’d have been hauled off in handcuffs.  But this maniac walked away and got himself on a later flight, on which I suppose, he behaved himself, at least enough so to be able to remain on the plane.

This isn’t a man who has simple anger issues.  This is a very sick guy who needs to not be in society as he is now.

I’m not one who does the boycott thing, but I won’t be watching his shows, going to his movies, or doing anything that supports him in any way shape or form.  He’s calling for a boycott of American Airlines.  I think American Airlines should ban him forever from flying.  If I was one an American Airline flight attendant, who he called “retired Catholic school gym teachers”, I would walk off the plane if he showed up on my flight.  I’d have the right to do that written into my union contract, in fact.


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