Saturday, October 10, 2009

Is Chris Christie a bigot?

Chris Christie, Republican candidate for Governor in New Jersey, came out today and said he will do everything he can to block gay marriage in our state.
So my guess is the man doesn't believe in the basic principle of "land of the free". I guess if Christie had his way we'd amend that statement to be "land of the free except if you're gay".

Mr. Christie? If you're out there can you tell me what you base this decision on? Do you have some kind of religious opinion on gays or do you just hate them? Why is it they don't deserve the same freedoms as you, your wife and children?

Or is this just a ploy trying to drag the good old boys under your wing? Kind of like the the Palin syndrome when McCain snatched up just any old woman to try and sway the female base of the population over to this side. Too bad he didn't vet her before letting her open her mouth.

If we think back to the reason America broke away from England all those many eon's ago we can remember it was for religious freedom. Our founding father's risked everything to break away from oppressive overlords who thought they could micromanage the lives of the people. Now we have a man running for Governor who wants to impose his own views into the marriages of people living in New Jersey. What business is it of his who any of us marry? Shouldn't that be our right? Our freedom?
Chris Christie? Stay out of our marriage, our homes and our bedrooms. You don't belong here.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Boycotting Eagle Sponsors

Anyone who owns a dog should be disgusted by the Eagles signing a dog killer.
This man participated in the murders of at least 8 dogs. He took part in electrocuting, hanging, drowning, and slamming dogs into the ground to murder them. Now, if he had any morals at all wouldn't he at least have tried a more humane way to put the dog down? But hanging?
Picture it; He makes a noose with a piece of rope. slings the end of a branch of a tree behind his mansion then loops the other end around a dogs neck. Do you think the dog looked up at him with big brown eyes full of love and devotion? Do you think he cowered in fear because he just watched other dogs being drowned? So, Vick gets this rope snugly around the dogs neck and then what? Did Mr. Vick yank on the other end and laugh as the dog fought against the rope tightening around his throat? Did the dog writhe in pain as the noose cut off his air supply? Was Mr. Vick laughing as the dog twitched, paws helplessly waving in the air as it died?
Or was he simply planning how to kill the next dog in line? Which would be better? Drowning? Oh, how about an electrocution?
And now after serving 18 months he walks right back into your children's lives as a football hero. Did he really pay his debt to society as some claim? I don't think so. How about a year in jail for each dog he murdered? And how about he serve his entire sentence instead of getting out early?
Let your feelings be known.
Just say no.
The Eagles see only $$$ where Vick is concerned. So hit them where the dollar signs hurt. Boycott their sponsors.
On the Eagles Website you see ads for Rite Aide, Sovereign Bank and others. Send these folks an email and tell them if they support dog killers you don't support them.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Obama's 100 days.

One hundred days. Always some kind of mile stone for a new Prez. So now we get to judge him. Let's see...he's been working on the economy (something ignored for the last few years so OMG what a mess!), working on an intelligent plan to get us out of Iraq (And he's listening to his generals. I believe in the last admin when a general made suggestions that weren't popular they were reassigned), more stimulus checks coming out. I'm not getting one but it looks like its going to people who really need it so that's a good thing.
Getting rid of Gitmo. Since it's turned into a huge embarrassment to our country that's a good thing. And no they aren't going to release the bad guys into our country (have you seen those ridicules emails floating around?). Those who belong in jail will just go to other jails. Simple.
Let's face it, Obama took control of a country in trouble and he's moving forward. What more can we ask? Cleaning up 8 years of mismanagement takes time.
I think he's doing okay. What do you think?

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Strange times indeed...

We all know "nuck-li-ar" but there were so many more moments in the last eight years. Reading back on them I get the extreme urge to edit. Must be the writer in me.
I met this man running for governor of our state so I wandered on over to his website and (oh boy!) did the urge to edit come on strong. Like I wanted to send this guy an email and point out these things...comma placement, run on sentences, WRITING THE WHOLE THING IN CAPS, and other random mistakes. Yes, we all miss a comma here and there, but five paragraphs without a comma? Makes ya go; hmmmm. Correct him? I wanted to, but I didn't do it. After all, who am I to tell him anything. And do I really want a dialog with this man?
Scary that he's running for governor and doesn't know basic grammar. Some of the stuff on his website was scary too. Like the fact that our NSA (National Security Agency) planned 9/11 as a way to control the people. And the fact that there was no bio. He's asking our state to put him in our highest office and doesn't think its important we know his background, education or history. He lost my vote right there. (Okay, the 9/11 conspiracy did it, too)

Back to the last eight years of Bushisums...
"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." — September 2000, explaining his energy policies at an event in Michigan.

• "Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?" — January 2000, during a campaign event in South Carolina.

• "They misunderestimated the compassion of our country. I think they misunderestimated the will and determination of the commander in chief, too." — Sept. 26, 2001, in Langley, Va. Bush was referring to the terrorists who carried out the Sept. 11 attacks.

• "There's no doubt in my mind, not one doubt in my mind, that we will fail." — Oct. 4, 2001, in Washington. Bush was remarking on a back-to-work plan after the terrorist attacks.

• "It would be a mistake for the United States Senate to allow any kind of human cloning to come out of that chamber." — April 10, 2002, at the White House, as Bush urged Senate passage of a broad ban on cloning.

• "I want to thank the dozens of welfare-to-work stories, the actual examples of people who made the firm and solemn commitment to work hard to embetter themselves." — April 18, 2002, at the White House.

• "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again." — Sept. 17, 2002, in Nashville, Tenn.

• "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." — Aug. 5, 2004, at the signing ceremony for a defense spending bill.

• "Too many good docs are getting out of business. Too many OB/GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country." — Sept. 6, 2004, at a rally in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

• "Our most abundant energy source is coal. We have enough coal to last for 250 years, yet coal also prevents an environmental challenge." — April 20, 2005, in Washington.

• "We look forward to hearing your vision, so we can more better do our job." — Sept. 20, 2005, in Gulfport, Miss.

• "I can't wait to join you in the joy of welcoming neighbors back into neighborhoods, and small businesses up and running, and cutting those ribbons that somebody is creating new jobs." — Sept. 5, 2005, when Bush met with residents of Poplarville, Miss., in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

• "It was not always a given that the United States and America would have a close relationship. After all, 60 years we were at war 60 years ago we were at war." — June 29, 2006, at the White House, where Bush met with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.

• "Make no mistake about it, I understand how tough it is, sir. I talk to families who die." — Dec. 7, 2006, in a joint appearance with British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

• "These are big achievements for this country, and the people of Bulgaria ought to be proud of the achievements that they have achieved." — June 11, 2007, in Sofia, Bulgaria.

• "Mr. Prime Minister, thank you for your introduction. Thank you for being such a fine host for the OPEC summit." — September 2007, in Sydney, Australia, where Bush was attending an APEC summit.

• "Thank you, Your Holiness. Awesome speech." April 16, 2008, at a ceremony welcoming Pope Benedict XVI to the White House.

• "The fact that they purchased the machine meant somebody had to make the machine. And when somebody makes a machine, it means there's jobs at the machine-making place." — May 27, 2008, in Mesa, Ariz.

• "And they have no disregard for human life." — July 15, 2008, at the White House. Bush was referring to enemy fighters in Afghanistan.

• "I remember meeting a mother of a child who was abducted by the North Koreans right here in the Oval Office." — June 26, 2008, during a Rose Garden news briefing.

• "Throughout our history, the words of the Declaration have inspired immigrants from around the world to set sail to our shores. These immigrants have helped transform 13 small colonies into a great and growing nation of more than 300 people." — July 4, 2008 in Virginia.
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