Tuesday, April 24, 2012

10 on Tuesday

1. I know I complained about not loving spring- SOOOO we went straight into summer!  It was 29 degrees yesterday- that would be Celsius for you Canadians- and about 87 for you Fahrenheit  foreigners.  It was darn hot! I swear I could watch the leaves growing on the trees-  There were no buds on the Apple tree in the morning and by last night there were little leaves. Not sure what the Aspen trees are waiting for- maybe they are the smart ones and know there is still a sneaky spring snowstorm yet to come.

2. A friend of mine facebooked yesterday that he was sitting in the airport waiting for his flight with his Ipod in his ears- He was so into the music and his Ipad that when he looked up and saw everyone staring at him, he realized he had been singing out loud.  BWAHAHAH! ok I have never done this because I don't Ipad or pod- techno challenged as I am, but I am sure that if I did have all those gadgets, at some point this would be me!

3. I am looking at my computer keyboard and wondering how it got so dirty-  I see lots of colors on those white keys, so I think I must have paint on my hands and then type and yeah, it's a yucky mess.  How does one clean this thing?

4. Today starts the annual dreaded painting of Christmas crap.  I know it's coming every year and still I put it off until the last second.  How many ways can you paint Christmas stuff??  When will it be enough? grrrrrr!

5. I have been riding my bike a bit when it's not windy- which is not very often, but I am remembering a few things...a. I am getting old, b. what goes out to the red barn must come back, c. farmer blowing on a bike is a tricky endeavor!

6. I am thinking spring in Vancouver is a must do!  I shall take more pictures this time though!

7. Does anyone know if you can find a list of keyboard commands for photo shop? I am thinking it would be nice to have them all in one place instead of going through a book and hunting them down.

8.  We started the annual cleaning and getting the trailer ready for the lake-  WHOOO  AHHHHH!

9. I am not as ready for the Surtex art show in New York as I would like to be- (refer to #4)  I had a hard time figuring out what to paint this year.  I usually have a better idea, but the creativity just wasn't there.  AND all I want to do is photo shop- but I made myself paint with real paint and canvas and brushes... until today...HUZZAH! 

10. Saw a good quote the other day and thought I would end with it...  

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

ixnay on the oloticspay-eh!

Well all righty then- I get it -nobody has the stomach to talk politics here. My, my... aren't we a bit lily livered? But I get it, folks- we'll stay away from controversy and world events. Not fond of the chirping crickets all week, so here you go, 10 totally safe subjects on this gray Tuesday.

1. Been spring cleaning and organizing the house. We used to move every 3 or 4 years, so there was always a forced dunging out, but we have been here for 22 years-wow great big stuff can multiply and replenish when you aren't watching!! Wish my food storage did that!!!

2. Speaking of food storage- does anyone else wish they could just buy a bunch of stuff and put it in the basement and never have to think about it again! That was the first of the de-junking rooms, and now it looks awesome and hopefully there isn't any food on the shelves that would kill us or give us some weird disease if we actually ate it. BUT, says I, if you ate something and it killed you, then you'd be out of here and you wouldn't have to worry about food storage. hmmm winner winner, canned chicken and boiled wheat dinner!

3. Can you tell I rather dislike the food storage process? I am going to buy some of the flash frozen fruits and vegetables- it lasts for 25 years if you don't open it. They even have flash frozen butter- UMM NUMMM! If I am still here after 25 years, I will then buy Ensure and live forever!!!

4. Stewart built me another shelf in my closet for shoes and it is a little piece of heaven- all my shoes are side by each and they all have a home AND there is even room for 2 more pair! WHOOT WHOOT. I am not really one of those people who lives for or love shoes- it's just your feet don't get fat and floppy like the rest of you so they always fit and they last forever and it's hard to throw them out, even when they house dead birds or you wear the same 3 or 4 pairs all the time. Am I right?

5. Been photo shopping again- I think I am addicted. But I promise, no more until May. I vill paint vid real paint and brushes on za real canvas and I vill like it!! grrrrrr.

6. True confession- I think I have adult onset attention deficit disorder. Not sure what else it could be, but 3 hours of church is starting to make me wiggly in my seat and I look at the clock a whoooole lot!!! By the time RS rolls around, I am ready to blow this popsicle stand. Does anyone else have this problem and is there a pill you can take?

7. I figured out another reason I detest spring- it's that in between, no mans land time of year. You can't really snow ski cause it's to warm and slushy, and you can't hike because it's muddy and slippery, the ice is gone so hockey is out, but you can't water ski yet or you would freeze your nay nays off, although I have skied in May. Once. Holy frostbite stupidity, Batman!! I rode my bike a few times, but you have to wait for unseasonably warm days or you freeze stuff like ears and fingers and riding by the thawing cow pastures can knock you clean off your bike seat. So yes, least favorite time of year.

8. Having dissed spring, I do like that the flowers get silly brave... stupid, but optimistically brave. They grow at the first taste of warmth but inevitably snow comes back and wacks them all to a pulp. Take that you eager beavers!!

9. Another hate on spring...It's birds in the house time again. Our mental pigmy, sorry excuse for a cat has captured and brought in 3 so far...2 she killed before I could get to her, so I just had to clean up the leftovers, but she nabbed a blue jay the other day. It was huge! She couldn't kill it and it buzzed around the living room like a jet fighter on crack. It came to rest in the pussy willow wreath that I have over my fireplace. It's probably out of date on the home decor front but I keep it for the birds...gives them a little taste of the outdoors whilst they are being hunted, and they have a place to rest before I catch them in the fishing net. Did I mention it was enormous!!! On the plus side, I did appreciate the blue feathers. Very pretty. Nice touch.

10. Ok my head is going to explode. I saw this on a girls blog and it made me laugh- Laughing is good, especially in these trying times. (Not sure why she gets away with political stuff on her blog but oh well, sour grapes) If you don't get the shirt, you need to get out more.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Deep Tuesday Thoughts

Thoughts on this Tuesday Morning are vast and deep. Mostly I got nuthin! I did read something that completely blew my mind and made me mad as a crazed hornet and I am not sure about sharing it, but it's been on my mind ever since I read it and as I watch things unfold through this new found knowledge, I finally see clearly. I thought it might interest a few readers- so here goes.
DISCLAIMER: my blog, my thoughts, my rules- remember?...proceed at your own risk.

I have always wondered why everyone thinks Obama is so intelligent when it seems virtually everything he has done had made things worse economically and divisively speaking. I finally understand that he is dumb like a fox. Read this and see if you don't recognize some patterns and validity here.

Using borrowed money for a band-aid bailout of the economy should seem backwards to most people. However, it likely is a planned strategy to promote radical change. Those naively believing that President Obama is simply rewarding his far-left base, and will then move to the political center, must wise up.

The assumption that Obama will need the nation to prosper in order to protect the election incorrectly assumes that he esteems free market capitalism. He does not. Rather than win through superior ideas and policies, the Democrat plan for success in the elections is to win by destroying political opposition.

Obama adheres to the Saul Alinksy Rules for Radicals method of politics, which teaches the dark art of destroying political adversaries. However, that text reveals only one front in the radical left's war against America. The Cloward/Piven Strategy is another method employed by the radical Left to create and manage crisis. This strategy explains Rahm Emanuel's ominous statement, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste."

The Cloward/Piven Strategy is named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. Their goal is to overthrow capitalism by overwhelming the government bureaucracy with entitlement demands. The created crisis provides the impetus to bring about radical political change.

Rather than placating the poor with government hand-outs, wrote Cloward and Piven, activists should work to sabotage and destroy the welfare system; the collapse of the welfare state would ignite a political and financial crisis that would rock the nation... [Emphasis added.]

Making an already weak economy even worse is the intent of the Cloward/Piven Strategy. It is imperative that we view the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan's spending on items like food stamps, jobless benefits, and health care through this end goal. This strategy explains why the Democrat plan to "stimulate" the economy involves massive deficit spending projects.

If Congress were to allow a robust economy, parents would be able to provide for their children themselves by earning and keeping more of their own money. Democrats, quick to not waste a crisis, would consider that a lost opportunity.

The Cato Institute reports that the plan will harm a faltering economy, intentionally causing increased job losses leading to increased demands for the aforementioned programs. Even the jobs to be created are set apart to render social justice, not economic revival. Robert Reich believes new infrastructure jobs should not go to white construction workers. Meanwhile, workers at Microsoft, IBM, Texas Instruments, and the retail market find themselves experiencing the life of the welfare poor.

If highly educated and trained workers continue to lose jobs and business falters as a whole, where will these jobless workers go? Could this be construed as revolutionary social reorganization that puts the underachiever above the achiever? Where is the future economic strength when jobless professionals collect welfare and unemployment?

Because these programs are financed with deficit spending, the effect of the Cloward/Piven Strategy becomes doubly destructive. Talk about a perfect storm! The Democrat stimulus plan is a mechanism whose goal is the destruction of the traditional American way of life. It is bitter irony that the American taxpayer will actually fund the destruction of his own ability to live according to the values of our Founding Documents. It is not alarmist to identify this situation as a coup d'etat.

As the flow of money from the top of the economy dries up, job losses and mortgage busts will mount exponentially. The Democrat stimulus plan provides for welfare expansion but not for a robust economy that creates high paying jobs. Is this what Obama means when he warns, "It's going to get worse before it gets better?" If we are not bailing out corporate America so they can regain profitability, we must conclude Obama is working toward another end goal. Recognizing these attack methods reveals the only logical response -- an unwavering wall of "No!"

I started looking at the things Obama has done:
1. A huge "stimulus" package and bailouts. The money went to a lot of government jobs and to jobs who pay union dues, and to Gm and Crystler- who payed big bucks to Obama's campaign, and teachers who also pay big union dues. Expansion of government and more Americans on government assistance. That and a whole slew of meaningless crap like studying the mating habits of fish and airports to nowhere.
2. He wants to raise taxes on the top 2% who are the job creators. America now has the highest corporate tax rate in the world. Redistributing the wealth and rewarding those who do nothing but vote Democrat. This expands his constituency of voters dependent on big government handouts, as well as expanding unions and government employees.
3. He concentrated all his efforts to passing socialized medicine in the middle of a depression, instead of getting Americans back to work- Healthcare workers and hospitals are union due payers.
4. He more than doubled the amount of Americans on food stamps and increased the length of time people can be on unemployment to 2 years. Who is going to vote out their meal ticket in 2012?
5. He is for amnesty and citizenship for illegal aliens- more people that can be put on the doll and counted on to vote for big government. Again, increasing his voting base.
6. 5 trillion added to the national debt in 3 years. How is that going to be paid back and how will the nation who has 47% of it's citizens on government assistance going to sustain the handouts? The democrats haven't passed a budget in 3 years! Harry Reid won't even present one to the house and senate.
7. His policies are hacking away at our freedoms. He wants the government to force you to buy health care, tell you what you can and can't eat or feed your children, force every employer to pay for contraception, regardless of their religious objections or beliefs, the list goes on.

I could go on and on- but I finally understand why he does what he does. I couldn't understand why someone who was supposed to be so smart continually made things worse with his policies, and at first I thought he was just inept and dumb as dirt but now I see he has a plan. I watch how he is dividing the nations people and pitting them against each other by inciting racial hatred and intolerance for religious difference, starting a fake war on women and vilifying conservatives, turning a blind eye to voter fraud and intimidation, and even weakening Americas position in the world. Siding with the Occupiers and pitting the rich against the poor and saying that the rich aren't paying their fair share. Pouring tax dollars into green jobs that fail. Stifling any real growth America could see by producing energy at home, nixing the pipeline from Canada-do you wonder why gas prices are so high and the dollar is plummeting? And when asked why he does what he does, he blames Bush or the republicans. How convenient !Never waste a good crisis!

America is on the brink of being totally and radically altered. This election cycle will be the ugliest in history, and that is exactly what Obama wants. Divide and conquer. He can't run on his record and actions of the past 3 years precisely because they are designed to bring down the country, capitolism and free markets. My prediction is he will run a campaign on divisive social issues and paint the republicans as rich, heartless people. Give a man a fish you feed him for a night, teach a man to fish, you feed him for his life Mr POTUS! He is handing out fish to break the country and it stinks!!!

Now having gotten that out of my system, I have to remind myself that, THANK HEAVEN, there is someone with infinitely more authority than Obama in charge and we would do well to Trust in God and his will. But I don't think that means we sit back and not educate ourselves or say "well I live in Canada- who cares what happens in the US." I have even heard Canadians say the US is getting what they deserve. SERIOUSLY? In this world of an interconnected global economy, we all should care- When wicked men rule the people mourn, and when good men do nothing, evil wins.

Friday, April 6, 2012

awe stupidity- you never cease to amaze me!

There is just so much stupid in the world, and sometimes I even contribute to the pile. Today I am NOT at the temple for my Friday afternoon shift because I did not notice that my recommend had expired. Yep- drove all the way to Cardston and got kicked out. Talk about feeling like a big fat dork! Oh well, so we turned around and came home. If that's the dumbest thing I ever do, I'm not so bad off.
Take President Obama- He wants the Supreme Court to uphold his craptastic health bill, so what does he do? Threatens them by saying it's not their job, as unelected officials, to overturn bills passed by a majority of the House and Senate. Nice job, knuckle head. Majority??? Seriously? Personally, I think he's just doing damage control early, so that if they do over turn his sorry excuse for Socialized medicine, he can blame it on someone else- what else is new?
Awe but I digress. Want to hear the dumbest idea I've had in....forever. I want to direct the play next year. Now that is truly stupid!! It's a secret wish of mine. I love directing, but holy time sucking, mind numbing work, Batman!! I thought I was the only person who knew about this secret desire but apparently a bunch of other people found out about it and now the pressure is on. 3 people in th elast week have suggested I direct next year. I'd love to but I think it might cause a divorce. I brought the subject up with Stewie and he was NOT impressed. Hhmmm.
I will just have to work on him and get him to give in. It's not something you could do without the support of your family though, so maybe I should just tuck it away in my stupid thought box and leave it there.- I 'm thinking Unsinkable Molly Brown though- great play!!!
What say you?